Earl B. Woolf
Earl B. Woolf, 96, of Woodview Commons, Eaton, died Friday, April 2, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
He was born March 28, 1903, in Dixon Township. He had worked as a truck driver for the County Highway Department and was a farmer.
Mr. Woolf was preceded in death by his wife, Laura W. Woolf; a sister; and his adoptive parents, Benjamin and Melva Woolf.
Survivors include special friends, Lowell Knabe of Eaton, John and Katie Knabe of Dayton and Josh Knabe of Eaton; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.
Teresa A. Johnson
Teresa "Terry" A. Johnson, 80, of 7689 Sugar Valley Road, Camden, died Saturday, March 27, in San Jose, Calif.
Born Aug. 17, 1918, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian (Obernesser) Noe and had lived in Preble County since 1980. She was the former owner of Celestines Women's Clothing Store in California, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Camden.
Survivors include her husband, Willis R. Johnson; a daughter, Terry Ann Capuz of San Jose, Calif.; sons, Richard Haaf of Chico, Calif., Dennis Haaf of San Francisco, Calif., and David Haaf of San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren; a sister, Marie Mohlman of Cincinnati; stepdaughters, Marcia Lee House of Camden and Jan Ellen of Cincinnati.
Services and burial were Monday, March 29, at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Calif.
Lowell D. Sasser
Lowell D. Sasser, 74, of 1123 Conwell St., Connersville, Ind., died Saturday morning, April 3, at Fayette Memorial Hospital.
Born July 7, 1924, in Connersville, Ind., he was the son of Richard and Maude (Durham) Sasser, and had lived all his life in that area. He was a firefighter and former fire chief of the Connersville Fire Department for 20 years, retiring in 1968. He spent 22 years as a volunteer historian on the Whitewater Valley Railroad. He enjoyed sketching and oil painting.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma (Graw) Sasser; a son, Ronald L. Sasser of West Carrollton; two stepsons, Steve Graw of Milton, Ind., and Michael Graw of Scottsburg, Ind.; a brother, Thurman Sasser of Burnsville, N.C.; a sister, Thelma Barnes of Burnsville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Phyllis Jean (Geise) Sasser, in 1970; a brother, Gordon Sasser; and a sister, Jeanie Miller.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, Ind., with the Rev. Pete Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitewater Valley Railroad.
Ross B. Swank
Ross Banta Swank, 84, of Troy, died Thursday, April 1, at Koester Pavilion Freedom Court in Troy. He had resided in Lewisburg until moving to Troy in 1994.
Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Darke County, he was the son of John E. and Nellie (Banta) Swank. He was a 1932 graduate of Lewisburg Union High School, and had operated several businesses, including owner/operator of Swank Window Company in Lewisburg, Lewisburg General Store and also installed lightning protection systems.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Troy, and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Memorial United Methodist Church, both of Lewisburg. He was a board member of the Preble County Board of Appeals for 25 years, a Harrison Township trustee for many years, a past member of the Civitan Club, was a 4-H woodworking leader and was active with local schools.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys (Guiller) Swank, whom he married March 10, 1940, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dortha and Geoffrey Hoy of Mayville, Wis., Becky and Tom Yannitell of Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Joyce (Braun) Swank of Piqua, Dan Swank and Joan Roberts-Swank of Troy; a sister, Kathryn Swank of Brookville; three grandchildren, David Love of Olympia, Wash., Barbara Love of Columbus and Erin Swank of Piqua.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carle Swank, in 1997; and a sister, Ruby Swank, in 1960.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, with Pastor Jim Lehman officiating. A service of Remembrance was held Monday, April 5, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Gill Krouse officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Freedom Court Alzheimer's Unit at Koester Pavilion, Troy; First Lutheran Church Building Fund, Troy; or Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, Lewisburg.
Bettie J. Fry
Bettie J. Fry, 74, of Sauer Drive, New Paris, died Sunday evening, April 4, at her home after an extended illness.
Born April 20, 1924, in Ogden, Ill., she was the daughter of Earl and Minnie E. (Silvey) Yates. She was a 1942 graduate of Lynn High School. She had served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and had been a cook at State Line Truck Stop. She was a member of Ravinia Park Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Fry of Eaton; daughters, Sherry L. Morris of New Paris and Toni Finnerty of Revina, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Patricia Sabados of Richmond, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Yates and Marvin Yates; and a sister, Margaret Yates.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, 109 W. Main St., with Pastor Charles McMahan Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with graveside military honors. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Alta B. Thomas
Alta B. Thomas, 86, of Lewisburg, formerly of Frenchburg, Ky., died Saturday, April 3, at Cedar Springs Care Center near New Paris.
Born Oct. 22, 1912, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Lillie A. (Newkirk) Thomas.
Survivors include a brother, Paul Edward Thomas of Lewisburg; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lenora Hester and Charlie Rankin of West Milton, Anna Curralean and James W. Dearing of Fairborn; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bethel Johnson, Bertha Sorrell, Sylvia Webb and Imogene Woods; and two brothers, Lindsey and Herldon Thomas.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood, with Pastor George Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Morehead, Ky. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Betty Groves, 62, of Camden, died Sunday, April 4, at her home.
Born Oct. 20, 1936, in Camden, she was the daughter of Cecil and Opal (Adams) Sorrell, She was employed for 20 years at Dayton Flexible Products, where she was a supervisor. She attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Camden, and was a member of VFW Auxiliary #1577, American Legion Post #377 and Fraternal Order of Eagles #2202.
Survivors include her husband, James Groves, whom she married Dec. 10, 1955, in Richmond, Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Charles Garnett of Somerville, Tammie and Bob Burns of Hamilton; five grandchildren, Charles "Buddy," Timothy and Geoffrey Garnett, Christina and Jimmy Burns; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Joan Sorrell of London, Ohio, Joe and Ruby Sorrell of Baycliff, Texas; one sister, Carol Little of Camden; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Richard Sorrell; and one sister, Helen Scherer.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the funeral home.
Paul L. Henry
Paul L. Henry, 72, of Lewisburg, died Monday, April 5, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born March 18, 1927, in Meadville, Pa., he was the son of Paul Wesley and Pearl Agnes (Barlette) Henry. He retired in 1987 after 40 years with Sherwin-Williams in Dayton, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended all sporting events of Lewisburg and supported Lewisburg associations.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence I. Henry, in 1990; and a brother, Phillip Henry, in 1993.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, John Henry and James L. Henry, both of Dayton, Thomas and Kathy Henry of Englewood; a daughter and special friend, Phyllis Thomason and Donna Erwin of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, J. Anthony Thomason, Tami A. Mooneyhan, Amy M. and Rachel A. Henry; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with the Rev. James Lehman officiating. Burial will be in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-County North High School Athletic Department.
Anne Ingram, 86, died Friday, Feb. 19, in Melbourne, Fla., where she had resided for the past four years. She was a former resident of Eaton.
Born March 4, 1912, in Middletown, she was the daughter of Albert and Stella Brown.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Jenkins of Palm Bay, Fla., and Joyce Harrell of Melbourne, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clay Ingram, in 1971; a son, Larry Ingram, in 1993; one sister; and one brother.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Breitenbach, McCoy and Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Wing, West Melbourne Healthcare Center, 2125 W. New Haven Ave., W. Melbourne, Fla. 32904.
Carole J. Williams
Carole Jeanne Williams, 74, of Homosassa, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Born March 26, 1924, in Liberty, Ind., she was the daughter of Hattie and William Wolfe. She had resided in Homosassa since moving there from Dayton in 1979. She was a retired clerical worker in the banking and retail industries. Mrs. Williams was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Korean War. She was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Lynn Wolfe of Dunnellon, Fla.; three nieces, Joan (Harlan) Dennis of Spring Hill, Fla., Dixie (George) Cremeans of El Paso, Texas, Beverly (Jon) Flora of Modesto, Calif.; two nephews, Forrest (Norma) Jones of Bedford, Texas, and Carl Sorrell of Richmond, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Williams, in 1982; sisters, Clarice, Georgia and Evelyn; and brother, Bill.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Charles E. Ketron Sr.
Charles E. Ketron Sr., 45, of New Paris, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, at University Hospital in Cincinnati.
Born Dec. 18, 1953, in Richmond, Ind., he was a former employee of Parker Hannifin Corporation in Eaton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara J. Ketron, in 1992.
Survivors include Debbie L. (Morrow) Hatfield of New Paris, who was his wife for 23 years; sons, Charles E. "Chuck" Ketron Jr. and Elton Shawn Ketron, both of New Paris; a daughter, Christina K. Ketron of New Paris; parents, Robert Lee and Betty Jean (Howard) Ketron of New Paris; brother, William L. Ketron of Albany, Ind.; sisters, Belinda Shockney of Fountain City, Ind., and Patty Ann Springer of Eldorado; aunts, Marjorie Ketron of New Paris and Dorothy Study of College Corner, Ind.; and a grandson, Kole Levi Dustin Moneybrake of Camden.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Carol Duffield officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris.