H. Evelyn Tucker
H. Evelyn Tucker, 81, of Somerville, died Sunday evening, Jan. 24, at her home.
Born Dec. 10, 1917, in Preston County W. Va., she was the daughter of William and Amanda (Keith) Pratt. She was a member of Greenbush United Methodist Church. Mrs. Tucker had traveled extensively, and her hobbies included painting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Tucker, whom she married on Nov. 24, 1933, in Oakland, Md.; her parents; a son, Harold Leo Tucker; and two brothers, Emery and Durr Pratt.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick L. and Sally Tucker of Somerville; a daughter-in-law, Remona Tucker of Camden; a foster son and his wife, Steven and Sandy DeJarnette of Crestview, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Harold E. Tucker, Sandra Chewning, Lisa Wetter, Ann Marie Jones, David Tucker, Wyatt Tucker and Steven DeJarnette II; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, with the Rev. Gary Wood officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown.
Richard L. Rutledge
Richard L. Rutledge, 66, of Randolph Nursing Home, Winchester, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 25, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
Born Aug. 2, 1932, in Kanawha County, W. Va., he was the son of Herbert and Icie (Hudnall) Rutledge.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie and Evelyn Rutledge of Farmland, Ind.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Julia and Chet Davis, Nancy and Mike Nelson, all of Winchester, Ind., Runa Mae Turner of Eaton, Nettie Sheldon of Lafayette, Ind., Patty Ann and Bill Pierce of Angola, Ind.; Betty "Doll" and Delbert Ferrell of Shrewsbury, W. Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Walker Funeral Home, 248 E. South St., Winchester, Ind., with the Rev. Howard Becker officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Cedar Grove, W. Va., on Friday. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home.
Carl Black, 45, of London, Ky., formerly of Camden, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 25.
Born June 13, 1953, in Lee County, Va., he was the son of Charles and Marie (Knuckles) Black. He was a member of the Camden Church of God and the Community Church of God in London, Ky.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Gale Ann (Jones) Black; children, Randall Shane Howard of Hamilton, Angela Dawn Eaton and husband John of London, Ky., James Carl Black, Crystal Rosette Black, Tiffany Ashley Black, Hallie Belinda Black and Kayla Ann Black, all at home.
Also surviving are granddaughters, Eva Marie Ann Eaton and Lola Christine Donna Eaton; a step-grandson, Brandon Bunting; his mother, Marie Black of West Alexandria; sisters, Julia Spitler and Betty Cooper, both of West Alexandria, and Elizabeth Stapelton of Pennington Gap, Va.; brothers, Charles Perry Black and Luther Black, both of Pennington Gap, Va.; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Marvin Hocker officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Ralph W. Aukerman
Ralph W. Aukerman, 88, of Eaton, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26, at Vancrest Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 25, 1910, in Eaton, he was the son of George and Bertha (Miller) Aukerman. He was a 1928 graduate of Eaton High School and had lived in Preble County all his life.
Mr. Aukerman was a retired Washington Township farmer, a former employee at L.M. Auto Sales in New Lebanon, Aukerman Ford in Eaton and the Preble County Highway Department. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Eaton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred L. (Strothman) Aukerman, in 1976; a daughter, Shurel Aukerman; a brother, Clarence E. Aukerman, in 1996; and sisters, Woneda Smith and Vashti Kabler.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Arlen and Linda Aukerman of Eaton, Burhel "Dean" and Sharon Aukerman of Lewisburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Quelda and Richard Renner of Eaton; a brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Sue Aukerman of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Mary Aukerman of Eaton; six grandchildren, Robin Worley, John and Jason Renner, all of Eaton, Tom Aukerman of Huber Heights, Chad and Jena Aukerman of Lewisburg; and three great-grandchildren, Kira, Brandon and Kaitlyn Worley.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, or to St. Paul United Methodist Church.
William E. Lamb
William E. Lamb, 71, of Arlington Road, Brookville, formerly of Richmond, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 25, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born April 20, 1927, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Reese and Ida (Moriarity) Lamb. He had worked for Primex Plastics Corporation in Richmond, Ind. Mr. Lamb was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW in Richmond, Ind., and a life member of Howard Thomas American Legion Post #315 in Richmond, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth L. Lamb, in 1984; a brother, Robert J. Lamb; and a son, Dwight Brown, in 1970.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Vernon E. and Nancy Brown of Brookville, and Kevin E. Kenworthy of Arcanum; daughters, Glorida Heithild and Carolyn Prescott, both of Florida; a brother, Larry Lamb of Richmond, Ind.; a sister, Mary Lou Lamb of Richmond, Ind.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, Vernon W. and Polly Brown, Jason T. Brown, David Kenworthy and Amberdawn Kenworthy; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Dustin, Jordan and Dillon Brown.
Graveside services were Thursday, Jan. 28, at Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Wayne County Veterans' Honor Guard presented full military honors. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville Fire and Rescue, Brookville, Ohio 45309.
Shirley A. Weimer
Shirley A. Weimer, 61, of Camden, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, at Hospice of Dayton after a three-year battle with cancer.
Born Sept. 27, 1937, in Brookville, she was the daughter of Myron F. and Anna E. (Cook) Brock. She was a 1957 graduate of Verona High School, and had been a clerk at the Kroger Company in Eaton for over eight years. She was a member of Pyrmont United Methodist Church and a member of the UFCW Local Union.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Myron E. Brock; and a daughter, Stacey Lynn Weimer, 1966.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Floyd H. Weimer; five sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey S. Weimer and Rick L. Weimer, both of Brookville, Gregory A. Weimer and F. Douglas Weimer, both of West Alexandria, Michael W. and Kelley Weimer of Eaton.
Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Floyd R. and Virginia Brock of Brookville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Louise and Berman Smith of Greenville, Betty and John Severn of Eaton; an aunt, Roberta Cook of Dayton; three grandchildren, Jennifer A. Weimer, Erin E. Weimer and Samuel R. Weimer; and other family members.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.
David Bevington, 67, of Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 27.
He was retired from the Delco Moraine Wisconsin Boulevard plant in Dayton, where he had worked for nearly 40 years as a mechanic in the executive garage and the truck garage. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mary G. (Adkins) Bevington; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Laura Bevington of Verona, Mick Bevington of Florida, Art and Marie Bevington of Dayton, David Bevington of Troy and Patrick Bevington of Virginia; a daughter, Diane Hill of Union; brothers, Paul and Thomas Bevington of California and John Bevington of Beavercreek; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lucille (Swighart) Bevington.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 30, at Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, with the Rev. David Bickers officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Candlelighters through the Development Office at Children's Medical Center, One Children's Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45401.
Mary "Charlene" Schaefer, 67, formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday morning, Jan. 30, at Jameson Hospital in New Castle, Pa., after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Charles and Ina (Wilson) Brinkhoff. She was a 1949 graduate of Lewisburg High School, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg. She retired in 1992 from the E.F. McDonald Co. in Dayton after 27 years as a VIP correspondent.
Mrs. Schaefer had lived in Lewisburg most of her life. She had lived in Brookville from 1973 to 1993, and moved to New Castle, Pa., in 1993.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Ridge, in 1997, and Janet Minton, in 1985.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Jerry Wolfe of New Castle, Pa., Kimberly and Jeff Hartley of New Lebanon; a sister, Jeanne Vickroy of Centerville, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Fund.
Mack E. Manley
Mack E. Manley, 84, of Quaker Trace Road, West Alexandria, formerly of Eaton, died Friday evening, Jan. 29, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.
Born April 8, 1914, in Higginsville, Mo., he was the son of John E. and Bertha (McPheeters) Manley. He started out of high school at the Kansas City plant of Westvaco, 1955 in Gastonia, N.C., and moved to Eaton in 1957 to help in the organization of the new Eaton Westvaco plant. He retired in 1979 after 47 years with Westvaco.
Mr. Manley served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was past president of the Eaton Rotary Club from 1967-1968, and served on the Board of Mental Health Hotline from 1981 to 1983.
His wife, Austa "Babe" H. (Miller) Manley, died in 1979.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael E. and Mary K. Manley of West Alexandria, Phillip G. and Lucy A. Manley of New Paris; and three grandchildren, Leanna L., Faith M. and Hope K. Manley.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Marvin Hocker officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Opal A. Hines
Opal A. Hines, 82, of Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 30, at Heartland of Eaton after a two-year illness.
Born May 16, 1916, in West Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Orpha (Huette) Smith, and had lived in Preble County most of her life. She was a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren, Preble County Senior Citizens, and was a former ambassador of Preble County United Way.
Survivors include two sons, William F. Hines and Ronald E. Hines, both of West Manchester; two daughters, Joyce J. Hembree of Eldorado and Barbara A. Hines of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul A. Smith of Lewisburg; two sisters, Elma George of Minster, Ohio, and Winifred Doggett of Arkansas; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Hines, on May 8, 1992; brothers, Adolph Smith, Howard Smith and William Smith; and great-great-grandson, Michael Jacob Hembree.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, with the Revs. Greg A. Hyre and Marion Noll officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Englewood. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Church of the Brethren, or to Hospice of Heartland.