Ashley L. Lindsey
Ashley Lynn Lindsey, 17, of New Albany, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 5, at Children's Hospital in Columbus.
A junior at New Albany High School, she was active in the marching band, and was a member of the swim team and the track team. She was also a lifeguard at the Plain Township Pool.
Survivors include her parents, Jeff and Kim Lindsey; sister, Megan Amanda Lindsey; grandparents, Gene and Jean Lindsey of Eaton, Robert and Lucy Snyder of Carroll, Ohio; great-grandmother Opal Wellington of State College, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Robyn K. and Joe Rigelsky of New Port Richey, Fla., Jenifer and Philip Smith of Annapolis, Md.; and cousin, David Smith.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 145 N. High St., Suite 1200, Columbus, OH 43215, or to Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit, 700 Children's Way, Columbus, OH 43205.
Virgie M. Nieman
Virgie M. Nieman, 86, of Preble County Line Road, West Alexandria, died Sunday, Dec. 5, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born Dec. 27, 1912, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Everitt and Mary Ellen (Shade) Smith. She was a 1932 graduate of Lanier High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul "Pete" Nieman, in 1993; and a brother, Chester Smith.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Sue Ruxer of New Lebanon; two granddaughters, Beverly Ruxer of Brookville and Susan Warnecke of Belleville, Ill.; a grandson, Scott Ruxer of New Lebanon; three great-grandchildren, Chelsi and Eric Ruxer and Alexis Warnecke; two sisters, Martha Beasley of Eaton and Ruth Wehrley of Richmond, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Janet Smith and June Glatz, both of West Alexandria.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.
Robert W. Barnes
Robert Woodrow Barnes, 86, of Eaton, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born April 4, 1913, in Gnadenhutten (Tuscarawas County), Ohio, he was the son of the late L.P. and Amelia (Miller) Barnes. He was the former owner/operator of the family-owned Barnes Funeral Homes, Inc.
Mr. Barnes received his Ohio Funeral Directors license in 1933 and had been active in the business for 66 years. He was a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association, and Ohio and National Funeral Directors Associations. He was a 1931 graduate of Eaton High School and a 1932 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming.
He served as a corporal in the 147th Infantry Ohio National Guard from 1930-1940; was a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association as a registered official in football and basketball from 1933 to 1953, and had refereed many high school games in the Miami Valley.
Mr. Barnes joined the Eaton Volunteer Firemen in 1947, and retired as captain in December 1982. Of his 35 1/2 years with the fire department, he served 33 1/2 years as secretary/treasurer.
He was a 53-year member of the Eaton Lions Club, where he served as secretary (1948-1953), president (1955-1956), zone chairman (1950-1951), Key member in 1951, Advanced Key member in 1964, life member in 1990 and Melvin Jones Fellow in 1994.
He was a charter and life member of Fraternal Order of Eagles - Aerie #2202, Eaton; a member of Bolivar Lodge #82, F&AM, Eaton; Order of Eastern Star - Gleaners Chapter #182, West Alexandria; was a life member of Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton; a member of The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio #22, Eaton; and a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Eaton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marydale (Fuhrman-Ryman) Barnes, in 1994; brothers, Edward Cecil Barnes in 1918, Paul Francis Barnes in 1960, and Walter Miller Barnes in 1991; sisters, Florence May Becker in 1987, Grace Louise Hogan in 1989 and Mary Ann Phares in 1999.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert C. and Sharon J. Barnes, Bruce L. and Rayna E. Barnes, all of Eaton; grandchildren, Brian R. and Erin M. Barnes, Stephen A. and Lori R. Barnes, all of Lewisburg, Michael H. Barnes of Eaton, William W. Barnes of Fairfield and Julie A. Barnes of Eaton; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Christina, Logan and Lorin Barnes, all of Lewisburg; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with the Rev. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. and the Rev. Richard VanTine officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Eaton Lions Club and Masonic services were conducted Tuesday evening following visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Fire Division, 328 N. Maple St., Eaton, OH 45320; to the Eaton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 33, Eaton, OH 45320; or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 120 N. Maple St., Eaton, OH 45320.
Methyl E. Wilson
Methyl E. Wilson, 95, of Jensen Beach, Fla. died Friday, Nov. 19, at Martin Memorial Medical Center.
She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., grew up in Cincinnati, then moved to Jensen Beach where she resided for over 20 years. She was a graduate of Western University in Oxford. Prior to retirement, she taught elementary education, and had previously taught art and English, all in the Columbus City School District, for 18 years.
Survivors include a son, Cecil Eugene Neff Jr. of West Chester; a daughter, Martha Belle Parks of Eaton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Wilson.
Inurnment will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, Columbus. Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Donald D. Krall
Donald D. Krall, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 12, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Cincinnati, he was the son of John Calvin and Kathryn Elizabeth (Delaney) Krall.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred (Dourson) Krall; a daughter, Janet Giurgius; sisters, Gladys Stratman, Ethel Peeden and Phyllis Krug; and a cousin, Clarabelle Craig Laird.
A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Cecilia Church, Cincinnati. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia School Scholarship Fund, 4115 Taylor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209.
Betty N. Pitts
Betty Nell Pitts, 82, of Auburn, Calif., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in Auburn.
Born March 1, 1917, in California, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Charlotte (Craft) Watson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Pitts.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth L. and Aileen Pitts, and Gary Pitts, all of Auburn, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd "Bud" and Della Watson, Oakland, Calif.; grandchildren, Barbara Pitts of New York, Todd Pitts of Mexico, Kenneth Anthony (Michele) Pitts of Auburn, Calif., Karina Pitts of Sacramento, Calif., Erin M. (Brian R.) Barnes of Lewisburg; and great-grandchildren, Ciera Pitts, Matthew and Christina Barnes.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Justin C. Fligor
Justin Cole Fligor, infant son of Gary R. and Jacqueline (Sikorski) Fligor of Middletown, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Austin Bryce Fligor; paternal grandparents, Richard D. and MaryLou Fligor of Eaton; paternal great-grandmother, Verna D. Fligor of Eaton; maternal grandparents, Charles E. and Carol Ann Sikorski of Cincinnati; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were Monday, Dec. 20, in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with the Rev. Thomas J. Fitzsimmons officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heal Program at Middletown Regional Hospital, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown, OH 45044-4898.
Susan J. Baughman
Susan Jean Baughman, 47, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, at her home.
Born Dec. 9, 1952, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Robert V. and Lois (Medsker) Couchot. She was a a 1971 graduate of Northmont High School and a former teachers' aide for Tri-County North Elementary School. She was a former five-year member of the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, David M. Baughman; a son, Clinton D. Baughman of Lewisburg; a daughter, Katy S. Baughman of Lewisburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Dennis Ditmer of Springboro, Bobbie Denlinger of Brookville, Nancy and Mark Harper of Clayton, Mary and Doug Hill of Kansas.
Also surviving are brothers and sister-in-law, Mike Couchot of Clayton, Scott and Linda Couchot of Jacksonville, Fla.; maternal aunt, Peggy Medsker of Kettering; 12 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Curt Duncan officiating. Burial was in Twin Creek Cemetery, West Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit, P.O. Box 388, Lewisburg OH 45338.
Marjorie E. Holsapple
Marjorie E. Holsapple, 79, of Eldorado, died Thursday morning, Dec. 16, at the Dayton Heart Hospital.
Born Oct. 3, 1920, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor (Kirkwood) Faig. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Ideal Chapter #293 of Lewisburg; Twin Valley Grange of Lewisburg; AmVets Post #726 Auxiliary of Eldorado and American Legion Post #665 Auxiliary of West Manchester.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ellsworth Faig.
Survivors include her husband, George A. Holsapple, whom she married Dec. 19, 1944; children, Richard A. Holsapple and wife Lillian of Greenville, George W. Holsapple and wife Millie of Eaton, Keith L. Holsapple of Eldorado and Sharon E. Musselwhite and husband George of New Madison; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Virginia M. Prill of Tipp City.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 19, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Ray Michael officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Zelma P. Dull
Zelma P. Dull, 84, of Ada Doty Street., Gratis, died Thursday, Dec. 16, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born April 24, 1915, in Preble County, she was was the daughter of Roy and Sarah (Smith) Mattix. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gratis United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Leroy "Roy" Dull, in 1976; two sisters, Martha Spivey and Cecil Meyers; two brothers, Carl Mattix and Glen Mattix; and infant twin brother and sister, Florence and Lawrence Mattix.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and John Hall of Middletown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gorman and Anna Dull, Maurice and Mary Dull, all of Gratis; a sister, Ethel Coning of Eaton; a sister-in-law, Mildred Mattix of Hudson, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, at Gratis United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Condrey and the Rev. Ted Cano officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.