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Berdenia Mae Tibbs
FRANKLIN -- Berdenia Mae Tibbs, 93, of 6271 Shaker Road, Franklin, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 21, 1907, in Flora, Ind., and lived most of her life in this area. She worked in housekeeping at the hospital until retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church and the Home League. She was preceded in death by two sons, Roy Tibbs Jr. and Robert Eugene Tibbs, and two daughters, Wanda Mae Tibbs and Dolores Doreen Tibbs. Survivors include five daughters, June Rothwell (Earl), Judy Heffner (Karl) and Joyce Joy (Edward), all of Middletown, Pauline Johnston (Jim) of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and Susan Campbell (Dennis) of Franklin; three sons, James R. Tibbs (Patricia) of Franklin, Ronald Dale Tibbs of Middletown and David Tibbs (Estella) of Columbus; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a special friend, Kate Hill.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation is Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Capt. William F. Furman officiating. Burial is at Miltonville Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, 106 N. Clinton St., Middletown, 45042.

Christopher W. Turner
Christopher W. Turner, 29, of Middletown, died Monday, April 10, 2000, as a result of a traffic accident. He was born April 16, 1970, in Middletown, the son of Richard Theodore Turner and Juanita Kay (Smith) Turner. Mr. Turner was a member of Moose Lodge 501, West Middletown Church of God and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a locomotive engineer for AK Steel Corp. He is survived by his wife of four years, Kimberly Shawn (Oaks) Turner; a stepson, Sean Allen Knott, parents, Richard Turner of Pennsylvania and Juanita Turner of Middletown; paternal grandmother, Bette Rae Turner of Wisconsin; maternal grandmother, Lillian Smith of Middletown; a brother, Richard Thomas Turner of Wisconsin, and numerous relatives and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Todd Hester officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 218 Color Guard.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to Bank One, Nelbar Office, 2400 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown, 45042, c/o Kimberly Turner.

Helen D. Wolter
WORTHINGTON -- Helen D. Wolter, 85, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Wesley Glen Retirement Center. Mrs. Wolter was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. She married Louis R. Wolter, June 13, 1936. Together they served Methodist churches in Toledo, Findlay, Middletown, Columbus and Cincinnati. She was active in Christian education, serving as education assistant at First Church, Middletown. She sang in the choirs of St. Andrew's Findlay and Armstrong Chapel, Cincinnati. In 1963-1964, she served as president of the Minister's Wives of the West Ohio Conference. She was a member of Worthington United Methodist Church, AAUW, PEO and was a volunteer at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997. She is survived by four children, William D. (Karen) Wolter of Dublin, Marcia L. (Edgar) Kuplis of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Thomas C. (Diane) Wolter of Whitehouse, Ohio, and Mary K. (Stanley) Krider of Dublin; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and a brother, Maynard C. Yeasting of Elmore.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul-Trinity United Methodist Church, 340 Toledo St., Elmore. The family will receive friends following the service. Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington, is in charge of arrangements.
MEMORIALS: For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Central Ohio Parkinson Society, 1380 Dublin Road, P.O. Box 18313, Columbus, 43218.

Marvin D. Wright
Marvin D. Wright, 68, of 8900 Bobby Drive, Middletown, died Thursday morning, April 13, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Middletown on June 15, 1931, a son of Tobe and Hazel (Childers) Wright. He left school at the age of 17 and enlisted in the Army. He then transferred to the Air Force and served four years, including service in the Korean War. He then returned to the area, working construction out of the Carpenter's Local Union. He worked on and built many bridges in this area. Mr. Wright was a member and past master of the High Point Masonic Lodge and of the Scottish Rite. He also had belonged to the Odd Fellows Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Malva (Roberts) Wright; two sons, Steve Wright of Wilmington, Ohio, and Scott Wright of Middletown; a daughter, Marcy Lonicker of Middletown; two stepsons, Ed Miller of Brooksville, Ind., and Randall Miller of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Megan Lonicker, Nikki Wright and Lydia Bush; and a great-grandson, Jaden Lonicker. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a brother, Donald.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Forrest Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery, with military honors by the American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.

Clemmie Blevins
HUNTER -- Mrs. Clemmie Blevins, 96, of Ohio 122 in Hunter, Franklin Township, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2000, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 9, 1903, in Frenchburg, Ky., and lived in this area since 1923. She married Gobel Blevins on Feb. 12, 1920 in Paris, Ky. They were married for 46 years before his death. They were the parents of six children. She was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Middletown for 76 years. She and her husband, Gobel, donated many hours to the construction of the church, 1953-1955. She was the oldest member of the church. Mrs. Blevins taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was part of the ladies fellowship group D.M.A. (Don't Mention Age). She was preceded in death by her husband, Gobel Blevins in 1966; three sons, Carl Blevins in 1941, Henry Blevins in 1943, and James Blevins in 1999; a daughter, Mabel Barr in 1999; a granddaughter, Tonya Darlene MacDonald in 1996; and her parents, John and Peach (Stull) Kesling. She leaves two daughters, Ruth Wilkinson of Cape Coral, Fla., and Phyllis (Bill) Ferguson of Hunter, Franklin Township; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren and a sister, Callie Stottlemeier of Artesia, N.M.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Church of the Nazarene, 215 S. Sutphin St. The Revs. Virgil Applegate, Wesley Poole, Daniel L. Justice and James Stock will officiate. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and again today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home.

Virginia L. Bradley
Virginia Louise (Schultz) Bradley, 64, of Lebanon, formerly of South Lebanon, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of South Lebanon. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon. Arrangements are by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home.

Thelma F. Bray
Thelma F. Bray, 78, of 4583 Middletown-Oxford Road, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at her residence. She was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Campton, Ky., the daughter of Thomas Faulkner and Sarah Jane (Roe) Faulkner. Mrs. Bray worked as a waitress and as a nurse's aide, and upholstered for years. She was a Wayne Township trustee. Mrs. Bray is survived by a son, Butch (wife Sharon) Miller of Middletown; three grandchildren, Mike (wife Kim) Miller of Middletown; Kelly Petrie of Hamilton, and Rhonda Ratliff of Norwood; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Faulkner of Campton, Ky.; and sisters Gladys Taylor of Middletown, Lucille Clemons of Middletown, Carmie Caudille of Indiana, and Hazel Byrd of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Bray, in 1978; brothers Lenox, Bob and Willie Faulkner; and twin sister Alma Faulker.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. Compton officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown.

William T. Brown
William T. "Tommy" Brown, 36, of 303 Young St., Middletown, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born on March 16, 1964, in West Liberty, Ky., and was a lifelong resident of the Middletown area. Mr. Brown had worked as a cashier at Hill's Department Store for six months. He was a member of the Heavenly Highway Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommy and June Brown and Bill and Rose Brown. Surviving are his parents, Dave and Barbara (Brown) Brown of Middletown; a son, William Keith Brown, and a daughter, Amanda Nichole Brown, both of Middletown; sisters Dianne (David) Goodnight, Tammy (Mike) Day and Kristie Michelle Brown, all of Middletown; two stepsisters, Rita Kay Brown and Janet Sue Brown, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, David Wayne (Laura) Brown of Middletown; a nephew, Joshua Goodnight of Middletown; and special friends, Curtis Oney, Matthew Oney and Rusty Bray, all of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday, April 10, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Wilson officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mark T. Burton
TRENTON -- Mark Timothy "Tim" Burton, 41, of Trenton, Ohio, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on Sept. 6, 1959, and was a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Burton had served in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. and Barbara (Sandlin) Burton; a nephew, Scott Pitts; and his grandmother, Margaret Pitman. Survivors include three brothers, Richard Burton and James D. Burton, both of Middletown and Daniel Burton of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Rebecca Pitts of Trenton; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Grace Memorial Gardens, Warren County, Ohio, with the Rev. John Cheetham officiating. There will be no visitation. Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Miriam Center
Mrs. Miriam Center, 77, of Middletown, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at 11:36 a.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital where she had been a patient for two days. She was born on July 28, 1922, in Middletown, Ohio, and had lived here all of her life. She was employed as an order clerk at Miami Carey for 25 years, retiring in 1974. Mrs. Center was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Grace (Travis) Linkins; her husband, Marion Center in 1974; a brother, William Linkins; and two sisters, Ruth Reffitt and Agnes Hamacher. Survivors include a sister, Helen Praete, and her husband, Alex, of Middletown; a niece, Phyllis Harvey, and husband, Dr. C.M. Harvey, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a nephew, Greg Praete, and wife, Jo-Ann, of Monroe; and five great-nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Saturday, April 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Woodside Cemetery Chapel, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Eric Newell will officiate.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

Opha Collins
SPRINGBORO -- Mrs. Opha Collins, 96, of 9156 Clearcreek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Hyden, Ky., on Feb. 15, 1904, the daughter of Carr and Sara Jane Woods Sizemore. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Farmer Collins in 1961, and two sons, Pearl and Eugene Collins. Surviving are two daughters, Zilphia Sizemore, and her husband, Homer, of Lexington, Ky., and Maultie Napier, and husband, Ford, of Springboro; two sons, David Collins, and wife, Jean, of Frankfort, Ky., and Paul Collins, and wife, Sue, of Owensville, Ky.; a sister, Ella Napier of Hyden, Ky.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doyle Kincaid officiating. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary O'Hair Congleton
Mary O'Hair Congleton, 94, of Monroe, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Mount Pleasant Retirement Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1906, in Wolfe County, Ky. and had lived in the area since 1924. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Congleton; parents, Thomas and Victoria (Hager) O'Hair; daughter, Francis Bowlin; two sisters, Pearl Sparks and Alice O'Hair and two brothers, Everett and Jesse O'Hair. She is survived by sons, Clarence (Vivian) Congleton of Franklin and David J. (Emma) Congleton of Middletown; sisters, Eva Hollon of Clay City, Ky., and Ethel Brewer of Stanton, Ky.; brothers, Taylor O'Hair of Clay City, Ky,. and Walter O'Hair of Hazel Green, Ky.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mound Cemetery in Monroe, with the Rev. Don O'Hair officiating. Burial will be at Mound Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Serenity House. Arrangements will be by Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home.

Paul Doughman Jr.
TRENTON -- Paul W. Doughman Jr., 60, of 413 Kerry St., died Friday afternoon, April 7, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Middletown on June 17, 1939, a son of Paul and Helen (Crout) Doughman. He lived in this area his entire life. Mr. Doughman was an employee of the Crystal Tissue Co. for 40 years, retiring in July 1999. He was also a member of the Amanda United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Connie Doughman; a daughter, Terri Ann Johnston (husband Jimmy); two sons, Ted Doughman (wife Marlene) and Randy Doughman (wife Laura); his mother, Helen Doughman; five grandchildren, Jill and Jamie King and Willie, Josephine and Rachel Doughman; three brothers, Charles Doughman (wife Mary), Doug Doughman and George Doughman (wife Pat); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jim, and by his father, Paul Sr.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Ream officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Butler County Memorial Park.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Mid-Miami Health Care Center or to the American Diabetes Foundation. The Doughman family would also like to express their deep appreciation to the staff at Middletown Regional Hospital for the excellent care Mr. Doughman received.

Margaret G. Egelston
Mrs. Margaret G. Egelston, 95, of 121 Stolz Drive, died Friday morning, April 7, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 11, 1905, the daughter of Horace and Clara Belle (Fabing) Glew, and lived in this area most of her life. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was married to J. Earl Egelston, president of the Union Sanitary Laundry, and he preceded her in death in 1991. She is survived by a son, Donald Earl Egelston of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Weingartner officiating. There will be no public visitation. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to a charity of choice.

Helen G. Foley
Helen G. Foley, 81, of Seven Mile, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Mercy Hospital of Hamilton Progressive Care. She was born in Alexandria, Ky., on July 15, 1918, the daughter of Francis and Theresa (Haverland) Schadler. On Nov. 25, 1943, in St. Ann Church, she married Charles T. Foley and he preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1971. Mrs. Foley had been employed by Elder Beerman for 23 years, retiring in 1994. A member of the Holy Name Catholic Church in Trenton, she was also a member of the Rosey Reds. Survivors include seven children, Susan (Arthur) Spicer, Thomas (Noelle) Foley, Diane (Eric) Anderson, Morris (Diana) Foley, Nancy Foley, Dan (Diane) Foley and Cathy (Steve) Shaw; beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Cecilia Wekeman; a brother, Frank Schadler Jr. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Simmons.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Holy Name Catholic Church, 222 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave.
MEMORIALS: Memorials are suggested to the Seven Mile Life Squad or a charity of donor's choice.

William D. Freeman
Former Middletown resident William D. Freeman, 78, of Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Hilton Head Medical Center and Clinic. He was born in New Carlisle, Ohio, on Jan. 1, 1922, the son of the late Walter H. Freeman and Adelina Akers Freeman. He received his master's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and retired from Armco Steel Co. in Middletown, Ohio, after 35 years service. Mr. Freeman moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C., permanently in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Ann Freeman; a son, Scott of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Kimberly of Winston Salem, N.C.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Freeman, and a sister, Mary Emily Freeman.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be private. No flowers please. The Island Funeral Home of Hilton Head Island, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.

James R. Jordan
Former Franklin resident James R. Jordan, of Boyd, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2000. He was born on April 27, 1936, in Franklin, Ohio, and graduated from Franklin High School with the class of 1954. James was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite Masons and the Boyd, Texas, Baptist Church. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and retired as a master sergeant after 21 years of active duty service. He was also an avid golfer and bowler. He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Jordan; a brother, Timothy J. Jordan; grandparents Ance and Nola Philpot; and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Jerri of Boyd, Texas; his beloved mother, Elizabeth Jordan Robinson, and stepfather, Ralph Robinson, of Middletown, Ohio; loving sister, Sue Ellen Lain, and her husband, Larry, of Franklin, Ohio; a daughter, Karen Sue Licap, and husband, William, of Miamisburg, Ohio; a son, Tony A. Jordan of Wichita Falls, Texas; two stepsons, Jeff Lundsford, and wife, Shiela, and Tony Lundsford, and wife, Susan, of Boyd, Texas; special friend/son, Randy Dennis of Boyd; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: James R. Jordan was buried in Boyd Cemetery, with full military honors. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Walter C. Joseph
Walter C. Joseph, 59, of 2005 Tytus Ave., died Wednesday morning, April 5, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Salyersville, Ky., on Jan. 5, 1941, the son of Edgar and Mamie (Stacy) Joseph, and had lived in this area for most of his life. He was an Army veteran and was self-employed in construction. Mr. Joseph was also a longtime member of the carpenter's union. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Minix) Joseph; a daughter and her fiancÚ, Rhonda Hibbard and Rick Perdue of Middletown; a son and his wife, Ron and Debbie Joseph of Knox, Ind.; his mother and stepfather, Mamie and Lester Barnett of Plymouth, Ind.; three grandchildren, Ashia Hibbard and Natasha and Brian Joseph; a sister and her husband, Carol and Charles Serber of Plymouth, Ind.; a niece, Carol Rae Serber, and a nephew, Greg Serber, both of Plymouth, Ind.; and aunts and uncles.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kathleen Lyle
Kathleen Lyle, 79, of Middletown, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Hazel Green, Ky. and had been a lifetime resident of the area. She was a lab worker at Monsanto in Miamisburg for 23 years. She is preceded in death by a brother, James Brown; two sisters, Pauline Stamper and Marcille Peters and her parents, James I. Brown and Leota (Devoss) Brown. Mrs. Lyle is survived by her husband, Charles Lyle; a daughter, Sharon Kelly (Terry) of Middletown; granddaughters, Yvette McGuire (L.T.) of Cincinnati and Michelle Covey (Scott) of Trenton; great-granddaughters, Tara Roberts of Cincinnati, Kaila Covey of Trenton and McKenzie Covey of Trenton; step great-granddaughters, Amber Covey of Trenton and Lindsey Sponsel of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Treva G. Maxwell
SEVEN MILE -- Treva G. (Miller) Maxwell, 78, of Seven Mile, passed away in Fort Hamilton Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at 3:20 p.m. She was born in Germantown, Ohio, on Jan. 1, 1922, the daughter of Walter and Roxie (Cass) Miller. She became a registered nurse, graduating from the Middletown Hospital School of Nursing. She served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. After she returned to civilian life, she began working at Fort Hamilton Hospital. She was the supervisor of central supply and the recovery room and started the respiratory therapy program. She retired in 1978 as the director of nurses after 25 years of service. She then became the director of nurses at Garden Manor Nursing Home. She was instrumental in beginning the Alzheimer's wing at the home. She served there for 10 years before retiring. She continued to serve the community including being a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer, an Alzheimer's ward helper, and a friend of the Animal Adoption Center by helping to run their thrift shop. She was always active at the Seven Mile United Methodist Church and directed the missions program. She is survived by a son, Tony, and his wife, Becky Maxwell, of Seven Mile; a (almost) son, Don, and his wife, Joyce Crim, and their children, of Clarksville; a grandson, Mark Maxwell of Dayton; a granddaughter, Melissa Brunner of Seven Mile; a great-granddaughter, Danielle Brunner; a brother, Kenneth, and his wife, Louise Miller, of Gratis; and a sister, Jane, and her husband, Edward Winterbothem, of Dayton; along with many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service and a celebration of her life will be held, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, in the Seven Mile United Methodist Church located at Walnut and Church streets in Seven Mile.
MEMORIALS: Donations may be made to the Seven Mile United Methodist Church, Seven Mile, Ohio 45062; or the Animal Adoption Foundation, P.O. Box 13119, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.

James H. O'Donnell
MIAMISBURG -- James Hugh "Jim" O'Donnell, 90, of 441 S. Fifth St., passed away Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born on July 2, 1909, in Franklin, Ohio, to William Edward and Mary McLaughlin O'Donnell, and is together again with his beloved wife, Lucy, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Earl Becker of Dayton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Claudia of Worthington, Ohio, Jim and Marie of Kettering and John and Lisa of Franklin; 10 grandchildren, Leslie Hejduk, and husband, Mark, Sarah O'Donnell, Erin Whinnery, and husband, Dan, Jack O'Donnell, and wife, Brooke, and Mike, Christopher, Nicholas, Betsy, Eric and Logan O'Donnell; six great-grandchildren, Paige, Will and Kate Hejduk, Jack and Ben Whinnery and Caraline O'Donnell; a sister-in-law, Kaye O'Donnell of Florida; and three nieces, two nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Mr. O'Donnell retired as a General Motors distinguished Legion of Leaders and Hall of Honor award recipient, ending a 35-year career at Fink-Jeske Chevrolet. He was a 40-year member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
ARRANGEMENTS: Community prayers will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, with Father Bernard H. Bruening as celebrant. Burial will be in Miamisburg Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Prayer services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
MEMORIALS: Donations may be made in Jim's memory to the Ohio Right to Life, Hospice of Dayton or St. Mary's Catholic Church in Franklin, Ohio.

Mildred L. Peyton
Mrs. Mildred L. Peyton, age 72, of 211 West Place, Trenton, died Saturday at the Hawthorn Glen Nursing Center. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1927, the daughter of Clyde Stevens and Ruby Elizabeth George and had lived in this area for many years. She worked in the Dayton Rubber plant and was a buyer for Park-n-Save. She is survived by a son, Steven Clifford Peyton of Kettering; a grandson, Matthew, and a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Betty Roberts of Trenton.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in West Carrollton, with the Rev. Kenneth Peyton officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.

William R. Rogers II
William R. "Bill" Rogers II, 42, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, April 2, at Middletown Regional Hospital, after losing his valiant fight against cancer. He was born on April 28, 1957, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Peggy J. Rogers and the late William R. Rogers. Bill is survived by his mother, Peggy J. Rogers of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Pamela Harris of Middletown and Patsy R. (Duane) Dole of Perrysville, Ohio; and one son, William R. Rogers III of Middletown. He is also survived by four nephews, a niece, several aunts and uncles, and dear friends, Gloria and Randy Harkrader. He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Rogers, and a brother, Michael W. Rogers.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Wednesday, April 5, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home. Services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Mark Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park.

Janece E. Seiley
Janece Enloe Seiley, 78, of Riverside, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Carl A. Seiley, U.S. Air Force, retired in 1990. She is survived by three daughters, Cecilia and husband, George Allen Webb of Dayton, Sheila A. and Mark W. Stumpf of Middletown and Arleen Seiley of Dayton; two sons, Philip R. and wife, Judith Seiley of Enon, and Keith A. Seiley of Dayton; six grandchildren, Kimberly A. and husband, Dave Woodworth of San Diego, Cal., Christopher M. Stumpf of Middletown, Theresa A. and husband, Michael Helton of Boonestown, Ky., and Philip M. Seiley, Callie J. Seiley, Carl R. Seiley and Peter F. Seiley, all of Enon; and four great-grandchildren, Dane C. Woodworth, Drew C. Woodworth, Michael T. Helton and Matthew J. Helton. She was a member of the Flower Trail Garden Club, Garden Club of Ohio, Inc., a volunteer with the C.H.A.P. (Children Have A Potential) Program and Family Services at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She was also a member of the Officers Wives Club at WPAFB.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
MEMORIALS: Those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association.

Edna Smith
Edna M. Smith, age 93, of 3111 Yankee Road, died Saturday, April 1 at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Magoffin County, Ky., Sept. 22, 1905, a daughter of Sherman and Darkie (Fletcher) Marshall and had lived in this area for over 50 years. She was the owner of the Chatterbox Restaurant on Main Street and also worked for several years at J.C. Penny's. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Unity Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Irene Gillum and Della South, both of Middletown; six grandchildren, Barbara Hembree of Middletown, Debbie Collins of Middletown, John Ross of Florida, Rodney Blount of California, Trebbie Blount of Oregon and Joanne Bunnell of Trenton; six great-grandchilcren, Jeri Lynn Roberts, Jodi Stolz, Tina Abner, Lance Bunnell, Jason Collins and Candy Collins; eight great-great-grandchildren, Dana Ricketts, Tyla Cheyenne Ricketts, Spencer Stolz, Amber Lynn Roberts, Josh Roberts, Alex Bunnell, Jordan Abner and Tori Abner; two sisters, Jeweline Hale of Chelsea, Mich. and Versie Risner of Lexington, Ky. and a brother, Earl Marshall of Grayson, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Josephine Joseph; a son, Corsey Everett Joseph; a grandson, Ricky Gillum and a sister and three brothers.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with an Eastern Star service at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday a the Unity Baptist Church, 5960 Trenton-Franklin Road, with the Revs. Clay Colwell, Adam Hays and Minnis Roy officiating. Burial will follow in Butler Memorial Park.

Donald R. Spencer
Donald Ray Spencer, 67, of 2214 Whittier St., Middletown, died Sunday, April 2, 2000. The Middletown native and lifelong resident was born here on May 24, 1932, to Charles and Maggie (Nickell) Spencer. He graduated from Monroe High School and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Spencer retired from his job as a stationary engineer at Armco/AK Steel Co. in 1994 after 42 years of service. He retired from the National Guard with 20 years of service. He was a past vice president of AEIF. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Roberta (South) Spencer in 1994; a brother, Bill Spencer; and three sisters, Lorene O'Sika, Reva Spencer and Naomi Wolf. Surviving are two sons, Kevin Spencer, and his wife, Lisa, and Shane Spencer; a daughter, Donna Williams, and her husband, Emery "Mutt"; five grandchildren, Amy Spencer, Whitney, Sophia and Nathan Williams and Nikiah Spencer; a great-grandchild, Eric Taylor Riner; a sister, Judy Mannon, and husband, Rod; a sister-in-law, Barbara Spencer; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Tom and Pat Spade; and a host of other special friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Wallace officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown 45044; or Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton 45401-3509.

William C. Treadway
HAMILTON -- William Carl Treadway, master water contractor, educator, consultant, technical writer, age 70, passed away at Hospice of Cincinnati in Hamilton on Sunday, April 2, at 12:20 p.m. He was born on June 23, 1929, to Verley L. and Laura (Dietz) Treadway in Middletown, Ohio. Carl graduated from Seven Mile High School in 1947. He then attended and graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of science degree in 1965 and a master's degree in education in 1967. Carl did doctoral studies at West Virginia University in 1969 and 1970. He was inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau and Phi Delta Kappa honorary professional fraternities. Carl was a teacher at Seven Mile and Edgewood high schools as well as an instructor at Miami and Wright State universities. He carried on his father's business, Treadway Well Drilling, and was a certified Master Ground Water Contractor, technical writer and educator. He was active in the National Water Well Association and served as a past president of the Ohio Water Well Association. Carl also served as a Sunday school teacher and board member at the First Church of God in Hamilton, Ohio. Carl's humanitarian efforts included trips to Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Belize and Trinidad to improve drinking water conditions in those countries. The Water and Sanitation for Health Project, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, requested Carl's expertise in Belize. After retiring from well drilling, he was a training specialist and inspector for the Crane Institute of America until retiring in 1999. He married Delores Mae Powell on July 2, 1949. In addition to his wife, his loving family includes six daughters, 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four sisters, two brothers and numerous cousins. He was father to Reda (Tom) Highley, Marilyn (Harold) Terry, Carleen (Dave) Yeager, Laura McBride (Dave Martinez), Mary "Beth" (Don) Angst and Carol (Mitch) Wilson. He was grandfather to Carrie Yeager, David "Keith" Yeager, Stephanie Highley, Katie Terry, Wesley Highley, Mary Ellen "Molly" Yeager, Emily Terry, Katherine "Kassi" Yeager, Donald "Chris" Angst, Theresa Angst, and Michael "Scott" Angst. He was great-grandfather to William "Noah" Yeager. He was a brother to Mary (Denny) Dennis, James H. (Wanda) Treadway, Alberta O. (Lloyd) White, Gerald (Betty) Treadway, Linda (Bob) Schmitt and Bonnie (Bob) Turner. He was brother-in-law to Mary Lou and Lowell McGlothin and Margaret Powell. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce Bendlin.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at the First Church of God in Hamilton on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. There will be no visitation.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Neuroscience Foundation, in care of Sheila Stuckey, 506 Oak St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Webb-Noonan Funeral Home in Hamilton is handling arrangements.

Mae Turner
CARLISLE -- Mae Turner, 82, of 479 E. Lomar Drive in Carlisle, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Breathitt County, Ky., on July 27, 1917, the daughter of Dan and Jane Ackamin Deaton. She was a member of the Dixie Highway Christian Center in Franklin and was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Turner in 1999, and a son, Ed Turner in 1988. Surviving are eight daughters, Bert Wolfe and husband, Charles of Miamisburg, Beulah Riley of Lexington, Ky., Aileene Milligan and husband, Carson of Carlisle, Kay Bowling and husband, Dave of Carlisle, Bernice Holland and husband, Vic of Waynesville, Carol Langford and husband, Raymond of Lebanon, Sue Mosley and husband, Don of Carlisle, Joyce Smith and husband, Ray of Hamilton; three sons, Danny Turner and wife, Brenda of Jackson, Ky., Dean Turner and wife, Becky of Franklin, John K. Turner and wife, Sharon of Altro, Ky.; 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Watts Funeral Home in Jackson, Ky., with the Revs. Dave Bowling, Victor Holland and Wesley Stoefus officiating. Burial will be in Turner Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, and also after 5 p.m. Monday at the Watts Funeral Home.

William 'Bill' Wroda
William "Bill" Wroda, 83, of the Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Community, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Otterbein Nursing Home. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 16, 1917, and lived in Franklin for 51 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Wroda retired from Armco Steel Co. in 1979. He was employed at Armco for 42 years as a crane operator and locomotive engineer. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Franklin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Emma (Meyer) Wroda; and a brother, Ferdinand Wroda. He leaves a wife, Wilma (Cassidy); three daughters, Nancy E. Brown (Kenneth) of West Greenwich, R.I., Linda L. Turner (Charles) of Spring City, Tenn., and Gwynne A. Campbell (Harold) of Oxford, Ohio; a nephew, William F. Wroda of Albuquerque, N.M.; a niece, Antoinette Wroda of Fort Wayne, Ind.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church in Franklin, with Father Joseph Bruening as celebrant. Interment will be at Woodhill Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary's Church in Franklin.

Charles E. Zornes
Charles E. "Reno" Zornes, 82, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 9, 1918, in Lewis County, Ky., and had lived in Middletown most of his younger life. He moved to Tucson, Ariz., in the 1950s and then to Reno, Nev., returning to Middletown after 35 years. He had a part as an extra in the movie "How The West Was Won." Mr. Zornes was employed as a bathhouse attendant at LeSourdsville Lake and as a bartender in Reno, Nev., before his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post 218 and a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Miami Valley Post 3809. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Viola (Rose) Zornes; three sisters, Grace Todd, Bessie Green and Bertha Mae Zornes; a brother, Ernest Zornes and his stepmother, Jane Cassidy Zornes. He is survived by a son, Kim Zornes of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Homer Zornes, and his wife, Laura, and Arthur Zornes, all of Middletown; three sisters, Maude Whitt and Carrie Trisel, both of Middletown, and Joyce Ann DeSize, and her husband, Lorne, of Littleton, Colo.; many nieces and nephews; and a special nephew-in-law, Frank Hollon of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, where funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. The Rev. David Zornes will officiate. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery, with military services by the American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard.


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