Helen L. Barnhiser
Helen L. Barnhiser, 89, of Williamson Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Indigo Manor Nursing Home in Daytona Beach.
Born March 11, 1907, in Osmond, Neb., she was a longtime resident of Camden before moving to Florida in 1950. She was a retired registered nurse, and attended the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Dr. Von Barnhiser, preceded her in death in 1958.
Survivors include one brother, Robert W. Roberts of Westlake Village, Calif.; and two sisters, Irma Bacon of Inglewood, Calif., and Jean Zingg of Long Beach, Calif.
Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Funeral arrangements were by Haigh-Black Funeral Home, Daytona Beach, Fla., with local arrangements by Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel.
Michael A. Stephen
Michael A. Stephen, 35, of South Franklin Street, Eaton, was found dead Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at his home.
Born Oct. 30, 1961, in Wayne County, Ind., he was the son of the late Elmer W. and Ruth E. (Wood) Stephen. He was a 1980 graduate of Eaton High School and had been employed at Henny Penny Corporation in Eaton.
Survivors include one sister, Joyce E. Cashner of West Milton; four uncles; one aunt; and numerous cousins.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, 184 Salem Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45406.
Marie L. Jessee
Marie L. (Robinson) Jessee, 83, of Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997.
She was an active member of the Lewisburg First Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Jessee, in 1996; a son, Gary D. Jessee; her parents, Jack and Jennie (Allen) Robinson; brothers, Walter, James, Elihue, John and William Robinson; and sisters, Elizabeth Hester and Sue Hubbard.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris Elaine and John Calhoun of Dayton, Portia K. and Robert Hammond of Brookville; a son and daughter-in-law, Conrad G. and Roseanne Jessee of Kettering; two brothers, Jack Robinson of Middletown and Thomas Robinson of Kentucky; three sisters, Dora L. Smith of Richmond, Ind., Evelyn Lakes of Jamestown and Louise Good of Springboro; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13, at Kindred-Barnes Funeral Funeral, Englewood, with the Rev. George Pennington and the Rev. Larry Fourman officiating. Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg First Missionary Baptist Church, 608 N. Commerce St., Lewisburg, Ohio 45338.
Margaret L. Hopkins
Margaret L. Hopkins, 76, formerly of Hanna Avenue, Dayton, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Heartland of Eaton.
Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Springfield, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lula E. (Leyes) Clayton. She retired in 1982 after 28 years at Inland in Dayton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Flem J. Hopkins Sr., in 1994; a great-grandson, Marcus Lee Freshour, in 1988; and two step-granddaughters, Susette and Tina Hopkins.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Clayton of West Alexandria and Thomas E. Hopkins of Orrville; a daughter, Lori Stoner of Dayton; two stepsons, Flem J. Hopkins Jr. and David Hopkins of Florida; a stepdaughter, Sharon Faye Walters of California; a half sister, Virginia Morrell of Houston, Texas; a half brother, Edward Devena of Houston, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13, at Barnes Funeral Home- Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Jerry Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association of the Miami Valley.
Kenneth J. Taylor
Kenneth J. Taylor, 66, of New Market-Banta Road, Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Letcher County, Ky., he was the son of Walter and Letitia (Meade) Taylor. He had been in typewriter sales and repairs and had been a Preble County resident for the past 35 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Birdie (Wilson) Taylor; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth C. and Linda Taylor of Brookville and Norman K. Taylor of Eaton; two daughters, Kay Ennis and Sandra Nuse, both of Lewisburg; a brother, Archie Taylor of Huachuca City, Ariz.; a sister, Velma Childs of Spring Valley, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Alta Mae, Gladys and Ruth Taylor; and five brothers, Henry, John, Curtis, Daniel and William T. Taylor.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Lehman officiating. Entombment was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisburg Emergency Unit.
Charles W. Daniel
Charles Winson Daniel, 62, of Dayton, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, following an extended illness.
He was formerly of Lewisburg where he served as a village council member, a member of the Lewisburg Lions Club and the Lewisburg Trailriders. He retired after 29 years of service as a bridge maintenance supervisor from the City of Dayton.
Mr. Daniel was a former board member of Preble County SCOPE, founding president of AFSCME Retirees Chapter #1184, served as a state board member of AFSCME State Retirees, was a trustee member of Our Common Heritage, a Kentucky Colonel, founding member of the Building Bridges Retiree-Youth Program, was active in many other community programs, and was a lifelong Democrat.
Survivors include his wife, Lora Ruth (Tackett) Daniel; sons and daughters-in-law, Mitch and Paula Daniel of Lewisburg, Harmon Michael and Shannon Daniel, Charles E. and Sheryl Daniel, all of Dayton, Edoardo De Pauli of Brazil; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Roxanne and Tom Ritchie, Patricia and John Nichols, all of Dayton; a brother, Harmon D. Daniels of Circleville; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Modena Dailey of Austin, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dorothy Jeans Daniels, in 1993; parents, Winson H. and Amanda (Estep) Daniel; brothers, James and John Daniels; sisters, Mildred L. Bennett, Venice Prince and Irene Daniel.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Kindred-Barnes Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood, with the Rev. Larry Nichols and the Rev. Clifton Tipton officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.
Cordelia L. Davis
Cordelia L. Mann Davis, 92, of 424 E. Main St., Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Sept. 28, 1904, in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of John A. and Cora Elizabeth (Moore) Green. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles W. Mann, in 1951; her second husband, Frank O'Dell, in 1962; and third husband, Charles E. Davis, Sr., in 1975.
Survivors include a son, John Mann of Tampa, Fla.; stepdaughters, Martha Arp of Eaton, Carole Bourne of Arcanum, Diane Wyant of Vienna, Austria, Becky Clark of Jackson, Mich.; stepsons, Charles E. Davis Jr. of Camden, Howard Davis of Panama City, Fla., Gerald Davis of Dayton, Richard, Danny and Tommy Davis, all of Eaton, Ronnie Davis of Camden, Ind., and David Michael Davis of Bradford.
Also surviving are a brother, Luther Green of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Freda Ramsey of South Carolina, Hazel Harr of Ocala, Fla., Nellie Tillett of Huber Heights, Hattie Ellen O'Dell Hartman of Eaton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephew and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Mann Jr., in 1929; a daughter, Betty Gluchert, in 1996; a stepdaughter, Berdine Platt, in 1974; sisters, Lorie Green, Maxine Virginia Green, in 1923, Marcella Laws, in 1954, and Berdine Purtee, in 1995.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.
Opal M. Myers
Opal M. Myers, 86, of Hamilton, died Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 1997, at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
Born Nov. 16, 1910, on Myers Road near Germantown, she was the daughter of Orban and Ivy (Chapin) Myers. She was educated in the Butler and Preble County schools. For many years she cared for sick people in their home and also did domestic work. She attended the First Baptist Church of Somerville.
Survivors include a sister, Elsie Myers of Hamilton; two nephews and their wives, William and Millie Truster of Hamilton, Charles and Janet Woltja of Eldorado; great nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Florence Truster Congleton and Helen Woltja.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Webb-Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at D Street, Hamilton, with the Rev. Kenneth Tye officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Burial will be at the Germantown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Fred B. Cottingim
Fred B. Cottingim, 93, of Camden, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Woodland Country Manor near Somerville.
Born June 20, 1903, in Laurel County, Ky., he was the son of John C. and Susie (Moberly) Cottingim. He farmed for many years in the Preble County area and was also employed at the Cincinnati Stockyards for 30 years.
He married Vina Katherine George in June 1926, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1991.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and John Hocking of Millersburg; grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa and Robert Drew of Hudson, Larry and Marianne Hocking of Avon Lake and Scott Hocking of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; four great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Hazel Cottingim, Russell and Rozella Cottingim, and Elmer and Helen Cottingim; and three sisters, Mabel Monce, Myrtle Michael and Verna Dillion.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sherman and Ellis Cottingim; and one sister, Carrie Brummett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at R. C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Harlan Sorensen officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to services on Wednesday. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden Emergency Squad, to the Somerville United Methodist Church or to the Preble County Council on Aging.
Ruth Boggs, 56, of 815 Mariner Cove, Eaton, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital in Hamilton after a three-month illness.
Born July 29, 1940, in Elk Valley, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Everett and Ella (Murry) Bridges. She had lived in Eaton for the past nine years.
Mrs. Boggs retired as a district manager from Avon Products, Inc. after 31 years of service. She was a member of Sugar Valley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Tinsley "Lee" Boggs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Wayne Snyder of Fairfield, Kathy and Steve Clapp of Eaton; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Annette and Randy Ballard of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren, Jessica Snyder, Morgan and Jordan Clapp.
Also surviving are one step-grandson, Gabriel Ballard; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James B. and Mary Bridges of Virginia Beach, Va.; Everett Jr. and Elizabeth Bridges of Morristown, Tenn.; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Kathern "Kitty" and Richard Miller of Oneida, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Mae Boggs; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Randy Ballard and Pastor Ken Barton officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Campbell County, Tenn., with a brief service at Elk Fork Baptist Church in Elk Valley, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Cancer Society.