Lila R. Christner
Lila R. Christner, 45, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of West Alexandria, died Friday Feb. 28, 1997.
She was born July 13, 1951, in Wise, Va. She had attended Dixie High School in New Lebanon.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tonia and Mason Folven of Mukilteo, Wash.; one son, David Shane Judd of Dayton; two grandchildren; her parents, Bernard and Lela Kilgore of West Alexandria; one sister, Madelyn Russman of Denver, Colo.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Arthur Kilgore, in 1971.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 4, at George C. Martin Funeral Home, Dayton, with Pastors Tim and Norm Livingston officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenview Calvary Tabernacle Building Fund, 8010 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45415.
Jerry W. Boyes
Jerry W. Boyes, 62, of 11th Street, Richmond, Ind., died Friday, March 7, 1997, at his home.
Born April 14, 1934, in Madison, Wis., he was the son of the late Everett W. and Mary (Sumner) Boyes. He was owner of the Photo Copy Center in Richmond, and served with the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, David A. and Angela Boyes, and Jeffrey L. Boyes, all of Richmond, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori J. and Joseph Mullins of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Jean R. Kliment of Madison, Wis.; and 12 grandchildren, including Jerome S. Capps, whom he raised.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Boyes.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Mina M. Walker
Mina Mae Walker, 85, of Tiline, Ky., formerly of Gratis, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at Parkview Convalescent Home in Paducah.
Born April 28, 1911, in Tiline, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Dick and Nonna (Sanders) Ward. She taught for many years in Livingston County (Ky.) schools and retired after having taught for 12 years at Gratis Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Walker; two sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include three sons, Maurice Walker of Eaton (Lakengren), Gary Walker of Gratis and Carroll Walker of Grand Rivers, Ky.; two sisters, Ruby Stutsman of Norwalk, Iowa, and Louise Andre of Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Monday, March 10, at Cumberland Valley General Baptist Hospital, Tiline, Ky., with the Rev. Carroll Yarbaugh officiating. Burial was in Tiline Cemetery, Smith Funeral Home, Smithland, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.
Paul M. Taylor
Paul M. Taylor, 67, of Eaton, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at his home.
Born April 9, 1929, in Israel Township, Preble County, he was the son of Ranzy and Helen (Marsh) Taylor. He attended Preble Shawnee schools, was employed at NCR in Dayton for 23 years and later at Duesher Foundry in Hamilton for 15 years. He was U.S. Army veteran, serving as a sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris (Gilbert) Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Smith (Salyer) Taylor, whom he married Jan. 3, 1989; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Louis Crooks of Eaton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul E. and Linda Taylor of Camden, Robert and Sheila Taylor of Eaton; two stepchildren, James H. Salyer of Camden and Bonita Brock of Marblehill, Mo.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion and Barbara Taylor of Liberty, Ind., Viron Dean and Peggy Taylor of Oxford, Joe and Betty Taylor of Camden; and two sisters, Barbara Kendel and Shirley Wolf, both of Camden.
Funeral services were Friday, March 14, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Vernon R. Hornsby officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
William D. Baker
William D. Baker, 62, formerly of 231 S. Franklin St., Eaton, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born Feb. 19, 1935, in Eaton, he was the son of Robert and Marie B. (Buehner) Baker, and had lived in Preble County all his life. He worked at L&M Products, Eaton.
Survivors include one brother, Farrell Baker of Trotwood; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel E. Baker.
Graveside services were Thursday, March 13, at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.
Richard L. Toops
Richard L. Toops, 63, of West Alexandria, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at his home.
He was born June 13, 1933, in Dixon Township, Preble County
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy L. (Rurode) Toops, in 1962.
Survivors include his father, Forest S. Toops of Dayton; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Anna Toops of Blairsville, Ga., Donald and Sandy Toops of Germantown, Thomas and Kathy Toops of Beavercreek; many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Friday, March 14, at Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria, with Pastor Tom A. Vorhis officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexandria Emergency Squad.
Janet Brewer, 53, of Greenbush Road, Somerville, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at her home.
Born May 6, 1943, in Hazard, Ky., she was the daughter of Noah and Jessie (Keith) Turner.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Brewer, whom she married May 6, 1962, in Erie, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Curtis and Nancy Brewer of NorthEast, Pa., Eric Lawrence and Lisa Brewer of Somerville; one daughter, Nora Denise Brewer of Middletown; eight grandchildren.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, James O. and Virginia Turner, John and Shar Turner; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Earl Oaks, Menta Jo (twin sister) and John Griffin, Angie S. and Clifford Fening, Pamela and Dennis McIntosh, all of Middletown, Loretta Butler of Monroe, Ella and Brice Miller of Erie, Pa., Norma and Arnold Brewer of Camden, Mary H. and Jacques Alverson of Jefferson, Ind.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 15, at the Church of God in Jesus, Middletown, with the Rev. Arnold Brewer officiating. Burial was in Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton. R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Nancy Cottingim, 62, of Camden, died Thursday afternoon, March 13, 1997, at her home.
Born March 12, 1935, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Elmer and Pauline (Hopkins) Hall. She graduated from Eaton High School and had attended Miami Jacobs College. She was employed by Preble Shawnee Schools for 15 years, and was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Earl V. Cottingim, whom she married April 23, 1955; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and Brian Rossman of Eaton, Kim and Kevin Lackey of Camden; a son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Nissa Cottingim of Camden; two grandchildren, Brent and Clint Rossman; one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Wendy Hall of Kettering; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and Fred Allison of Troy, Tina and John Blackstone of Gloucester, Va.
She was preceded in death by two children, Chris Ann and Bradley Cottingim.
Funeral services were Monday, March 17, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Hospice, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio, or to the American Cancer Society, 1647 N. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.
Logan B. Murphy II
Logan B. Murphy II, 73, of 112 Nelson St., New Paris, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 17, 1923, in Preble County, he was the son of Logan B. and Nancy (Tuttle) Murphy, and had lived in Preble County most of his life. He was a retired machinist from Knowles Tool Company in Richmond, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the New Paris First Baptist Church and VFW Post #8066 of Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. (Bowers) Murphy; one daughter, Nancy May Elizabeth Wood of Springhill, Fla.; three sons, Robert Murphy of Fishers, Ind., Paul E. Murphy of Centerville, Ind., and Logan B. Murphy III of New Paris; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Williams of West Alexandria; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John A. Murphy and George D. Murphy; two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were Monday, March 17, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Stan Stevenson, the Rev. Chris Tannruether and the Rev. Reggie Osborne officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, where military graveside services were conducted by VFW Post #8066.
Dora A. Flack
Dora Ann (Hartman) Flack, 68, of Eaton, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at her home following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 7, 1928, in West Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late Katherine (Lewis) Hartman and Jake Hartman, and was a lifetime resident of Preble County. Mrs. Flack was retired from the Preble County Home in the housekeeping department. She was a member of FOE #2202, Eaton.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Larry Flack, Michael and Etta Flack, all of Eaton; three daughters and son-in-law, Ruby Musselwhite of Eaton, Marilyn and Nick Kingrey of West Texas and Brenda Flack of Manchester, Ky.; 17 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Lewis Hartman of Camden; and two sisters, Maggie Gehron and Eva Mae Busby, both of Eaton.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 18, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Kenneth Harbaum officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.
Vanila F. Overbey
Vanila F. Overbey, 72, of 363 E Whittier St., Columbus, died Saturday morning, March 15, 1997, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Madrid, Iowa, she was the daughter of William and Alta (Olson) Coleman. She was a homemaker and was previously employed at Dayton Flexible Products in Eaton. She was a member of Sugar Valley United Methodist Church and the Wayne County Homemakers Extension Club in Richmond, Ind.
Her husband, Lawrence Overbey, whom she married Aug. 24, 1946, in Dayton, died in 1985.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Toni Overbey of Indian Lake; Jim and Kathy Overbey of Eaton, Staff Sgt. Richard and Lisa Overbey of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Tim Gall of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, Brad, Brian, Nicholas and Nathan Overbey, Jessica, Sean and Maggie Gall, Kenneth and Keith Overbey, Kyle and Austin Overbey; and two great-grandchildren, Victoria Overbey and Tyler Hunt.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Martin Peacock officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, 4256 Paint Creek-Four Mile Road, Camden, Ohio 45311.