Judith A. Sizemore
Judith A. Sizemore, 56, of 326 W. Chicago St., Eaton, died Thursday evening, May 18, after a sudden illness.
Born Oct. 22, 1943 in Scioto County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Helen M. (Worthington) Owens. She was an avid bingo player.
Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Dexter Sizemore; three sons, Sean J. McLaughlin of Greenville, Bruce Lute of London, and Wade Lute of Lucasville; three daughters, Christina L. Stewart of Brookville, Helen A. Stewart of Eaton and Barbara Lute of Pomeroy; two stepsons, Rex w. Sizemore of New Paris and Stacy S. Sizemore of Liberty, Ind.; sister, Peggy L. Skaggs of Portsmouth; 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 23, at Barnes Funeral -- Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Martin L. Peacock officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Emergency Squad, PO Box 33, Eaton, OH 45320.
Albert H. Rusk
Albert H. Rusk, 89, or Eaton, died Friday, May 19, at Heartland of Eaton.
Born July 9, 1910 in Newcastle, Ind., he was the son of the late George W. and Alice J. (Coleman) Rusk. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver for Ready-Mix concrete and Asphalt having worked in the Dayton and Columbus area. He was a member of the Full Gospel Temple in Eaton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delsie I. (Crist) Rusk in 1980; one brother, Clarence Rusk in 1993; and one sister, Ethel Martindale in 1997.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, George C. and Jennie Rusk of Eaton; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, at Barnes Funeral, Eaton, with the Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery in West Alexandria with full military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard.
Charles L. Mills
Charles L. "Pete" Mills, 78, of Eaton, died Saturday, May 20, at Oxford View Nursing Center, Oxford.
Born Jan. 14, 1921 in West Alexandria, he was the son of the late Stephen E. and Mary L. (Watji) Mills, and lived in Preble County all his life. He was retired from Parker-Hannifin Corp., Eaton; member of Eagles Lodge 2202, Eaton
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean (Geeting) Mills in 1963; a daughter, Robena Mills; sisters, Norma Howard and Mary Rager; brother, Bob Mills.
Survivors include a son, Lowell E. "Gene" Mills of Camden; grandson Lowell E. Mills of Eaton; niece, Dorothy Powell.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 23 at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton with Pastor Jerry K. Carter officiating. Military graveside services were conducted by the Preble County Honor Guard. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.
Ronald H. Brown
Ronald H. Brown, 85, of New Paris, died Monday, May 22, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born on April 10, 1915 in Preble County, he was the son of the late Herman and Mabel Lucy (Moses) Brown. He was a 1934 Farmersville High School graduate and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He had lived in Florida from 1990-1998, He retired in 1981 from General Motors and had also worked at NCR in Dayton, and Aeronca of Middletown.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marilyn D. (Adams) Brown; daughters, Patricia D. Vaughn of Camden; Sandra K. Shafer of West Alexandria; sons, R. Cole Brown of Dayton; Rockne Wayne Brown of Eldorado; Stanley G. Brown of Eaton; Michael A. Brown of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Brian K. Brown of Eaton; brother, Bill Brown of Florida; Helen Marie Rice of Piqua; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brother, Richard L. Brown and Russell E. Brown.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at Barnes Funeral Home -- Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 24, from 5-8 p.m. at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Preble County Unit, PO Box 406, Eaton, OH 45320.
Ida May Carter
Ida May Carter, 94, of 104 Short St., New Lebanon, died Saturday, May 20, at Harborside Healthcare in New Lebanon.
Carter was born in Preble County on Oct. 16, 1905 to Aladore and Cora (Riegel) Spitler. She was a housewife most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.G. "Kip" Carter in Nov. 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Lightner, Farmersville; four grandchildren, Dick (Jane) Lightner, Joyce Staggs, Barb Schuh, Karen (Steve) Hartings; and one great-great granddaughter, Lauren Lightener; 2 sisters-in-law, Pauline Carter, Lebanon, and Josephine Spitler, Crossvile, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Russell Spitler, and two sisters, Ada Opdyke and Eileen Miller, and son-in-law E. R. "Bud" Lightner.
Graveside services will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery, in West Alexandria, Wednesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Dafler officiating. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in West Alexandria is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to New Lebanon Rescue Squad or the organization of the donor's choice.
Ethelmae Heddinger, 76, of Richmond, Ind., and formerly of Eaton, died Monday, May 22 at Reid Hosptial in Richmond, Ind.
Born on Sept. 27, 1923 in Butler County, she was the daughter of the late Gordon Joseph and Ida (Ummel) Beane. She worked at the Eaton Glove Factory in Eaton and with her husband at Gene's Body Shop in New Paris. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Richmond and had formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Eaton. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death in 1988 by her husband, Eugene P. Heddinger, and one brother.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law Barbara and James Delhagen, Centerville, Ind. and Linda L. McGrew, Hillsboro, Oh; brother, Robert Lee Beane of Sebring, Fla., 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m. (Ohio time) at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main St., Eaton, with the Rev. Fred Hill and John Maples officiating. Interment will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton. Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 25, from 12-2 p.m. (Ohio Time) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Martha E. Keller
Martha E. Keller, 86, of Camden, died Monday, May 22, at Oxford View Nursing Center in Oxford.
Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Dixon Township, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Fitzsimmons) Ramsey. She was employed as a secretary by Will Mawer and Dr. Jack Bridge. Mrs. Keller was a member of the United Methodist Church in Camden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Keller, whom she married Nov. 10, 1932, in Newport, Ky.; a son, Gordon Keller; a daughter, Joyce Keller; two brothers, Cecil and Marcus Ramsey; a sister, Cleo Young.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen (Dean) Christman of Camden and Kay (Bob) Sorrell of Eaton; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 25, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Thomas H. Maxedon Jr. officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery.
Dale R. Good
Dale R. Good, 77, of Greenville and formerly of the Lewisburg area, died Monday, May 22, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born June 5, 1922, in Harrison Township (Preble County), he was the son of the late Alva and Esther (Ressler) Good. He was a 1940 graduate of Verona High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1981 from Project Unlimited in Dayton.
Mr. Good was a member of Verona United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #215 of Eaton, a life member of the DAV, Libanus Lodge #80 in Lewisburg and Scottish Rite - Valley of Dayton.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille J. (Woolf) Good, in 1967; and a sister, Betty Bowman, in 1991.
Survivors include his wife, Helen B. (Adams) Good; a son and daughter-in-law, Garry L. and Bonnie A. Good of Eaton; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bob Brown of Lewisburg, Pamela and Greg Summers of Arcanum, Sue Ann and Robert Fox of Millersburg, Melinda and Dean Clark of Arcanum; a brother, Gale G. Good of Arcanum; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 25, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. William Schilling officiating. Burial, with full military honors by the Preble County Honor Guard, was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home during visitation on Wednesday evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit or to the Lewisburg Fire Department.
James L. Traylor Sr.
James L. Traylor Sr., 73, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 23, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born June 20, 1926, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of the late Phillip and Anna (Lambert) Traylor. He retired in 1996 after 36 years as a truck driver for Lewisburg Container.
He was preceded in death by a half brother, William Britton, in 1995.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ethel (White) Traylor; a son and daughter-in-law, James L. Jr. and Cindy Traylor of Winchester, Ind.; brothers, Robert Traylor of Camden and Charles W. Traylor of West Manchester; and grandchildren, Brittany Harris and Holden Michael Traylor.
Funeral services were Friday, May 26, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Riley Parker officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Fund-Preble County Unit.
Margaret E. Fosnot
Margaret E. Fosnot, 86, formerly of Brookville, died Tuesday, May 23, in Longwood, Fla.
Born Feb. 20, 1914, in Richmond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Reinheimer) Slorp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Fosnot, in 1995; and two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Slorp.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, M. Elaine and George Gatti of Longwood, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Dolores Fosnot of Huber Heights; two brothers, Pete Slorp of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Harold Slorp of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday, May 27, at Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with Dr. Richard Mitchell officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Earl L. Powell
Earl L. Powell, 69, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 24, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born April 20, 1931, in Miamisburg, he was the son of Sherman and Ida (Lynch) Powell. He was a 1949 graduate of Waynesville High School. Mr. Powell retired in 1993 from NCR after 30 years, was a former Preble County School Board member and a former Twin Township Trustee for five years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #163 in Waynesville.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judith Powell; three daughters, Belinda (Mike) Gallagher of Lewisburg, Mary Beth (Pete) Zwiesler of Greenville and Coral (Mark) Goeke of Eaton; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Elmer Lee Powell of Waynesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 27, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, OH 45401-3509.
Clement G. Toschlog
Clement G. Toschlog, 82, of New Paris-Twin Road, New Paris, died Wednesday, May 24, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 23, 1917, in Wayne County, Ind., he was the son of the late John B. and Laura L. (Austerman) Toschlog. He was a 1935 graduate of Jefferson High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mr. Toschlog had worked for Wayne Works in Richmond, Ind., and retired in 1983 as a Jefferson Township dairy farmer. He was a member of the Preble County Farm Bureau and St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Greg Toschlog, in 1972.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lucille D. (Nocton) Toschlog; sons and daughters-in-law, James M. and Jeri L. Toschlog, Dale E. and Elizabeth Toschlog, John B. and Laura A. Toschlog, all of New Paris, C. Eugene and Pamela Toschlog of Richmond, Ind. a daughter, Patricia M. Toschlog Zadik of New Paris; sisters, Rosemary Quesenberry of Eaton, Anna Mae Petry of Eldorado and Alice Petry of Camden; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was Saturday, May 27, at St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris, with the Rev. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial, with full military graveside services by the Preble County Honor Guard, was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. A Rosary service was conducted during visitation on Friday. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or to Seton High School Building Fund, Richmond, Ind.
Wandalee Stewart, 70, of Eaton, died Thursday, May 25, at Governor Harris Homestead in Eaton.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Donald Williamson of West Alexandria.
There was no public funeral service. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Humane Society.
Leroy McCurry, 73, of Hillsboro, died Thursday morning, May 25, at Highland District Hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1926, in LaFollette, Tenn., he was the son of Mina and Ethel (Wilson) McCurry. He was a veteran of World War II. He had owned and operated Schlenker's Jewelers in Eaton, and was a retired watchmaker.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred (Sharp) McCurry whom he married on July 26, 1952, in Dayton: one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and John Ricketts of Arcanum; one sister, Sarah Setser of Findlay; four grandchildren, Susan Rayle of Dayton, Bobby Hoblit of Melbourne, Fla., Jacob Ricketts of Arcanum and John Ricketts of Waynesville; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Marie Weinland.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 27, at the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with Brother Jeff Griffin officiating. Burial, with military graveside honors, was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Dorothy Stephens, 73, of Hamilton, died Thursday, May 25, at the Butler County Care Facility.
Born July 26, 1926, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Walter and Mary (Deaton) Rogers.
She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband, Albert G. Stephens, whom she married in 1943 in Hamilton.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Albert E. "Sonny" and Roberta Stephens of Seven Mile, Donald and Sharon Stephens of Hamilton; a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Arnold Frost of Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Carson Rogers; and a sister, Ruth Mays.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 30, at Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, Hamilton, with the Rev. Joe Gerlach officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Stephen A. Combs
Stephen Andrew Combs, 42, of Eaton, died Thursday, May 25, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
He was born July 7, 1957, in Xenia, and was a 1976 graduate of Eaton High School. He was a self-employed contractor and home builder, and a well-known and respected interior design consultant. He was co-founder of Market Masters Realty, and taught real estate and interior design classes at JVS.
Survivors include his parents, Andrew and Nancy L. (Rhubert) Combs of Eaton; a brother, Jeffery T. Combs of Eaton; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Sunday, May 28, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Kenn Barton officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 33, Eaton, OH 45320.
Robert F. Bell
Robert F. Bell, 73, formerly of Eaton, died Saturday, May 27, in Bradenton, Fla.
Born June 6, 1926, in Eaton, he was the son of the late Hubert and Ruth (Eikenberry) Bell. He was a retired farmer, had worked at Producers Livestock in Eaton and was a weighmaster for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Surivors include his wife, Katherine (Dobson) Bell; a son, Michael Bell of Eaton; a stepson, Donald D. Terry of Key West, Fla.; stepdaughters, Deborah Kramer and Connie Sue Terry, both of Eaton; three step-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lou Keehner and Sandra Ball, both of Eaton; a brother, David Bell of Eaton; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, with the Rev. Raymond E. Rothwell officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.