John E. Michael
John E. "Booge" Michael, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born May 3, 1908, in Staunton, Va., he was the son of the late Hescott J. and Daisy F. (Shull) Michael. He was self-employed in plumbing and heating for many years. Mr. Michael was a member of the Camden Masonic Lodge, and a former chief of the Camden Fire Department, having served 25 years.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Edna (Creach) Michael, whom he married Oct. 28, 1930, in Camden; two brothers, Charles (Berdyne) Michael and Darrell (Lois) Michael, of Camden; three sisters, Jean (Lloyd) Cross of Camden, Kathleen White of Lake Wales, Fla., and Rose Mae King of Fort Myers, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 7, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden Emergency Squad, 20 1/2 N. Liberty St., Camden, Ohio 45311; or to the Camden Somers Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 154, Camden, Ohio 45311.
Frances Hoskins, 85, formerly of Pleasant Valley Road, Camden, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton.
Born Aug. 28, 1913, in Gary County, Ky., she was the daughter of Thomas and Iva (Hardin) Hume.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hoskins, in 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Flowers of Camden; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Veterans Administration Center, Dayton. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Mary H. Horine
Mary H. Horine, 81, of Eaton, died Sunday, Aug. 8, at Hospice of Dayton after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 2, 1917, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Hal and Pauline (Deering) McRill. She worked for Miller's Super Market for over 40 years and also for the Bi-Rite Store, both in Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Horine, in 1980; a brother, Arthur A. McRill; and sisters, Vera Krall, Marvel Penniwitt and Mildred McRill.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Diane Buckley of Bradenton, Fla., Rebecca R. and Charles Pitsinger of Eaton; a sister, Lucille Gallman of Middletown, Pa.; grandchildren, Beth A. (Edwin) Dianic, Amy J. (James) Moore and Darrell R. Pitsinger; great-grandchildren, Emily B. and Madelyn G. Moore and Courtney L. Pitsinger.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509.
Alice L. Hileman
Alice L. Hileman, 94, of Dayton, died Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Born June 11, 1905, in Farmersville, she was the daughter of Ed and Cora (Reichert) Stockslager. She retired from York Supply Co. and West Side Lumber Co. as an accounting clerk. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church for over 60 years, and a longtime volunteer at Bethany Lutheran Village.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde D. Hileman.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Ann Jane Hileman of Toledo; a sister, Irma Coffelt of Bemidji, Minn.; grandchildren, Lorri (Brock) Veidenheimer of Lake Forest, Ill., and Douglas (Leah) Hileman of Toledo; great-grandchildren, Scott, Paige and Jillian Veidenheimer and Madeline Hileman; and step-great-grandchildren, Matt and Lane Smith.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 10, at Baker-Hazel Funeral Home, Dayton, followed by burial in Twin Valley Cemetery, Gratis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Fund at Hope Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
James R. Stringfield
James R. Stringfield, 60, of Lewisburg, died at his home.
Born Feb. 18, 1939, in Tennessee, he was the son of the late Gather H. and Zora (Human) Stringfield. He was employed at Lewisburg Container, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post #665 of West Manchester and the West Manchester Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Jones, in 1977.
Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, William L. and Norma Stringfield of Dayton, G. Wiley and Janet Stringfield of Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services, with military honors, were conducted Monday, Sept. 13, at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, with the Rev. Douglass Criswell officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Everett H. Mikesell
Everett H. "Mike" Mikesell, 95, of Eaton, died Sunday morning, Sept. 12, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Eaton.
Born May 27, 1904, in German Township in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Della (Cooper) Mikesell. He retired as a race horse trainer.
He was preceded in death by three wives, Gertrude, Daisy and Geneva; and two brothers, Willard and Bernard Mikesell.
Survivors include his wife, Veva Alice (Darrah) Mikesell; and several stepchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-Preble County Unit, P.O. Box 32, Eaton, OH 45320.
Christine (Eisen) Lehrer, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Ardmore, Okla.
Born Dec. 14, 1912, in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of Herman and Barbara Eisen.
Following the death of her husband, William Lehrer, in 1980, she moved to Albuquerque, N.M., with her sister, Anna Meister, and later to Colorado Springs, Colo., with her daughter.
Survivors include her children, Barbara Downs and Martha Stoodley, both of Checotah, Okla., Ilse Lehrer of Ardmore, Okla., Edie Wogaman of Colorado Springs, Colo., Misch Lehrer of Albuquerque, N.M., and Linda Lehrer of Longmont, Colo.; four grandchildren, Rob Wogaman of Denver, Colo., Theresa Cross and Julie Buras, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michael Wogaman of Hollywood, Calif.; four great-grandchildren; a nephew, Fred Hofmann of Hermitage, Tenn.; and a niece, Mildred Lindsey of Glen Oaks, N.Y.
Minna M. Brutans
Minna Marija Brutans, 89, of 614 S. Washington St., New Paris, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, in New Paris after an extended illness.
Born March 3, 1910, in Engure, Latvia, she was the daughter of Ansis and Jevdokija (Shindrakow) Silins. She came to America as a refugee in 1949 after living in Russia and Germany. She moved to Lafayette, Ind., and raised her family, then moved to New Paris in 1989.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Brutans, in 1981; a son, Valdis Brutans, in 1994; a sister, Anna Silins, in 1996; and a brother, Karlis Silins, in 1998.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Janis and Phyllis Brutans of Lafayette, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marissa Velta and Clay Huddleston of New Paris; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and friends in Latvia.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 24, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial was in Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind., with Pastor Gunars Lazdins officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Reid Hospital Foundation-Hospice Unit.
Edward L. Copp
Edward L. Copp, 68, of Zionsville, Ind., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born July 15, 1931, in West Manchester, he was the son of James V. and Susan (Guenther) Copp. He retired as vice president of Arcadian Corporation in 1990, after 36 years' employment. He was a member of the Zionsville Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly J. Fark, whom he married in Eldorado in 1952; two sons, David E. Copp of Frisco, Texas, and Jonathan L. Copp of Zionsville, Ind.; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Hutchinson of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren; a brother, Robert Copp of Troy; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Altendorf of Dayton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services were Saturday, Sept. 25, at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bob Jordan and the Rev. Glenn McDonald officiating. There was no public calling. Burial was in Zionsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St., Zionsville, IN 46077; or to St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis, Ind.
Richard A. Graham
Richard A. Graham, 60, of Eaton, died Thursday, Sept. 23, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born Dec. 24, 1938, in Camden, he was the son of the late Robert and Anna (Ross) Graham. He retired from the City of Eaton Water and Wastewater Division in 1994, and was currently working at the NAPA Auto Parts Store in Eaton. Mr. Graham served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1962, and was a member of American Legion Post #322 of West Alexandria.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Graham; and brothers, Donald and Scott Graham.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Cohee) Graham, whom he married July 26, 1958; daughters, Lori Ann Love and fiance, Steve Singleton of Pineola, N.C., Tamara Lynn Marker and husband Thomas of Eaton, and Annette Michele Smith and husband Timothy of Eaton; grandchildren, Glenn Marker, Rebecca Love, Tom Marker Jr., Travis Marker, Tiffany Marker, Sarah Smith and Katie Smith.
Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Kenzi and Dylan Futrell; six step-grandchildren of North Carolina; a brother, Charles (Betty) Graham of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Doris (Granville) Shepherd of Columbus, Ind.; brothers-in-law, Wilbur Ferris of Camden and Stephen (and the late Margery) Wentzell of Eaton.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 27, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastors Harold Horton and Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Cancer Society.
Pauline Markey King Moran, a longtime resident of Lewisburg, West Alexandria and St. Petersburg, Fla., died recently.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold King and George Moran; and brothers, Francis and Lewis Markey.
Survivors include nieces, Marilyn (Markey) Radell of Mill Valley, Calif., and Sally (Markey) Brown of Tucson, Ariz.; and a nephew, Robert Markey of Dublin, Ohio.
Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.