Ronald E. Landess
Ronald E. Landess, 65, of Eaton, died Tuesday, June 20.
He retired from Concord Foods with 38 years of service and the L&B Leggett Co. in Cincinnati with nine years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge #159 in Camden and the Midwest Martial Arts Center in Richmond, Ind.
Survivors include his wife, Marcella Landess; his mother, Margaret Landess of Eaton; a son, Ty Landess of Tipp City; a daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Rick Groff; three grandchildren, Morgan Landess, Ashley and Austin Groff; mother-in-law, Savannah Meadows of Williamsburg, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Angela Reynolds and son-in-law, Robert Runyeon, Anita Bennett and Toddy Bennett; a stepson, Aaron Reynolds; stepgrandchildren, Sarah and Adam Bennett and Skylar Runyeon.
Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association.
Ralph K. Hall
Ralph K. Hall, 85, of Dayton, formerly of Eaton, died Sunday, June 25, at Trinity Community of Beavercreek.
Born Aug. 8, 1914, in Dayton, he was the son of the late Oscar and Esther (Bussdicker) Hall. He was retired from Delco Products, Division of GM, with 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Juanita (McCune) Hall; three brothers, Orville, Robert and Donald; and five sisters, Dorothy Taylor, Eldora Morrow, Ethel Hall, Edith Wolary and Helen Amburn.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Chuck Strode of Dayton; a sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Glen Hunt of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Violet Hall of Dayton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at the George C. Martin Funeral Home, Northridge Chapel, 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road, Dayton. The family will receive friends from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the funeral home.
Eugene Miller, 90, of Quaker Trace Road, West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 25, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Feb. 28, 1910, in Preble County, he was the son of Calvin and Melva (Smith) Miller. He farmed all his life, 60 years of that time in Lanier Township. He was a member of the West Alexandria Church of the Brethren, Preble County Farm Bureau, Southwestern Antique Engine Club and Producers Livestock of Preble County.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Anna Lee Miller; one son, James (Jayne) Miller of West Alexandria; three daughters, Sandra (Terry) Karns, Brenda Ross, all of West Alexandria; and Judy Miller of Richmond, Ind.; five grandchildren, Jill (Clint) Sorrell, Wendy (Tony) Malone, Jamie (Brandi) Miller, Sharron Miller and Ashley Ross; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Sharon) Miller of West Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney Karns; and his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the West Alexandria Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Manfred Schrier officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the West Alexandria Rescue Squad.
Hesmroilda "Peggy" Hartman died Sunday night, June 25.
She married Wesley W. Hartman on Sept. 14, 1944, in Covington, Ky., and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1981.
She was a member of Somerville Presbyterian Church, where she served as a session member for many years.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Roark and husband Gene, Helen Jane Tucker and husband Tom, and Joanne Marcum; one son, James Hartman and wife Shirley; 28 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters; one brother; a daughter, Alberta Christian; a son, Robert L. Hartman; and a son-in-law, Phillip Marcum.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Somerville Presbyterian Church. Following the service, her ashes will be placed alongside her husband in Somerville Cemetery. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 710784, Cincinnati, OH 45271-0784, or to Somerville Presbyterian Church.
Sallie Cummings, 85, of Somerville, died Saturday morning, June 24, at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton.
Born Jan. 23, 1915, in Leslie County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James and Jane (Sizemore) Asher. She married George F. Cummings on Feb. 2, 1946, in Williamsburg, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Camden.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Callaway Stewart, Tom, Willie, Bige and John Asher; and one sister, Mossie Jackson.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, George F. Cummings; one son, Fred (Margie) Cummings of Pineville, Ky.; three daughters, Esther (Jeff) Howard of Villa Hills, Ky., Lena (Tim) Fritsche of Darrtown, and Barbara (Rick) Payton of Liberty, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Vergie Sizemore of Versailles, Ky., and Marie Lewis of Somerville.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 27, at the First Southern Baptist Church, with Pastor Greg Jackson and the Rev. Fred Cummings officiating. Burial was in Butler County Memorial Park near Trenton. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Francis N. Bales
Francis N. Bales, 83, of 3642 Upshur-Northern Road, Eaton, died Saturday, June 24, at the Golden Rule Nursing Home in Richmond, Ind.
Born Sept. 1, 1916, in Indiana, he was the son of Ozro and Estella (Sharp) Bales. He had resided in Eaton for 48 years, and in Richmond, Ind., for 13 years prior to that. He worked for REA Express for 27 years, then retired from Belden after 13 years as a machine operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Richmond, Ind., where he served on the council and property committee; was a life member of the NRA, a member of Bolivar Lodge #82, Eaton; and was an active supporter of youth activities in Preble County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam (Thorman) Bales; three daughters, Damaris Koontz of Salem, Ore., Sharon Beck of Clayton, Ind., and Rebecca Daum of Campbellstown; two granddaughters; two grandsons; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. (Indiana time) Wednesday, June 28, at Jones-Klute-Lamb Funeral Home, 1307 E. Main St., Richmond, Ind., with Pastor Robert Meckley officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 S. 18th St., Richmond, IN 47374.
Hazel N. Enix
Hazel Neal Enix, 72, of Wimauma, Fla., formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday, June 25, in Wimauma.
She was born June 18, 1928, in Hamilton. She was a former member of the Philadelphia Drive Church of God and currently a member of Wimauma Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Enix Sr.; a daughter, Patricia Dunham and husband, Lowell Poos; sons and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Virginia Neal, Glenn Neal and Douglas Neal; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Mae Smith; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at George C. Martin Funeral Home, Northridge Chapel, 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road, Dayton, with Pastor William Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the funeral home.
Earl W. Brooks
Earl W. Brooks, 86, of Eaton, formerly of Pundt Road, Lewisburg, died Monday, June 26, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
Born Dec. 28, 1913, in Clough, Ohio, he was the son of Charles and Laura (Wittmeyer) Brooks. Mr. Brooks retired in 1985 after being a self-employed farmer all his life in Montgomery and Highland counties, Ohio. He was a member of the Eaton North Unit of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses where he served as a ministerial servant.
Survivors include sisters, Florence Riley and Alberta Brooks; foster brothers, William James Wharton of New Lebanon and Herbert Richard Wharton of Germantown; nieces and nephews, Darlene Evans of Franklin, Marla Lieungh of Miamisburg, Bob Spoon of Farmersville, Bill Wharton, Joy Wharton and Rose Feldman, all of Dayton, Kay of Florida, Eric Wharton of New Lebanon and Randall Wharton of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his foster parents, William and Rose Wharton; and foster sister, Alice Allison.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria, with Elder Andrew Zink officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ellerton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Eaton, OH 45320.
Orville D. Kennedy
Orville Dean Kennedy, 43 of Milton, Wash., formerly of Darke County, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 25, at his home.
Born July 24, 1956, in Woodbury, Tenn., he was the son of James L. and Wanda J. (Sherwood) Kennedy. He served in the U.S. Army for four years prior to moving to Washington 21 years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Nicole Kennedy and Sheena Cassandra Kennedy; a stepson, Frederick Ian Kennedy; mother, Wanda J. Rothwell of Greenville; father, James L. Kennedy of Morrison, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Randy L. and Emma R. Kennedy of Hollansburg.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor William Zink officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Nancy R. Ketron
Nancy Reatha Ketron, 91, formerly of Preble County, died Tuesday, June 27, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield.
Born June 26, 1909, in Bristol, Va., she was the daughter of the late Matthew I. and Maggie (Barker) Statzer. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnette O. "Guy" Ketron, in 1976; brothers, Carl, Ivan and Herschel Statzer; and sisters, Amanda Leonard and Bessie Bresher.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Maynard and Carrie Ketron of Granbury, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Ronald A. Morcom of Sun City Center, Fla., Wanda I. and Denis P. Hogya of Fairfield; a brother, Millard Statzer of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with Pastor Jeffrey Blair officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit.
Orpha E. Grottle
Orpha E. Grottle, 89, formerly of Euphemia-Castine Road, Lewisburg, died Tuesday, June 27, at BrookHaven Nursing and Care Center in Brookville.
Born Sept. 17, 1910, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank Oscar and Kathryn Nora (Studebaker) Banker. She was a 1928 graduate of Lewisburg High School and a 1931 graduate of Miami Valley School of Nursing. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Grottle, in 1976; and a sister, Ruth E. Hart, in 1993.
Survivors include a son, Richard E. Grottle of Lebanon; a daughter, R. Janet Heinsohn of Wichita, Kan.; and a grandson, Alan R. Grottle of Arlington Heights, Ill.
Funeral services were Friday, June 30, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Pratt officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.
Linda Creager, 49, of West College Corner, Ind., died Wednesday, June 28, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born June 21, 1951, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Reva (Manning) Cole. She married Randy Creager on May 10, 1978, in Hamilton.
Survivors include her husband, Randy; six children, Tina (Scott) Zimmers, David Creager, Michael Creager and Buddy Creager, all of College Corner, Terry Howard Jr. of Richmond, Ind., and Shannon (Josh) Fuller of Winchester; her parents, Lloyd and Reva Cole of Eaton; one brother, Wayne (Tammy) Dunaway of Ross, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 1, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, followed by burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ethel L. Samdal
Ethel L. Samdal, 83, formerly of New Paris, died Friday morning, June 30, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 5, 1916, in Rock Castle County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Lula (Perciful) Cope. She was a member of the New Paris First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sigurd Alfred Samdal, in 1978; sisters, Myrtle Cope, Allene Potts and R. Pearl King; and brothers, John C. Cope, James Cope and George W. Cope.
Survivors include a great-nephew whom she raised, James E. Rinehart of Lake Villa, Ill.; sisters, Beulah Wentz of Warsaw, Ind., and Hazel Ponder of New Paris; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Saturday, July 1, at Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, with the Rev. Rodney Shelley officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, New Paris, OH 45347.
Mary E. Whitworth
Mary Elizabeth (Sweny) Whitworth, 39, of Lewisburg, formerly of Miamisburg, died Thursday, June 29, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus after a two-year battle with Hodgkins disease.
She was born March 29, 1961, in Miamisburg, and was a 1979 graduate of Miamisburg High School. She studied geology at Wright State University and was a geology technician and lab instructor at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.
Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Bruce Whitworth; a son, Robbie; a daughter, Emily; her parents, Everett W. and Bobbye Sweny of Miamisburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Bobbi Sweny of Miamisburg; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Anne and Keith Freimark of Centerville, Ohio; Becky and Tim Lewis, Amy and Norman Turner, and Cathy Sweny, all of Miamisburg.
Also surviving are her father-in-law, Charles Whitworth of Kentucky, her mother-in-law, Diana Olinger and husband, Glenn, of Illinois; a sister-in-law, Pam Bickhaus and husband Steve of Illinois; a brother-in-law, Brian Whitwortth and wife Lisa of Kentucky; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia, in 1953.
Community prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, from the Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, 508 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Miamisburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nursing Scholarship Fund #59394 at the James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. Tenth Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
Helen M. Hauser
Helen M. Hauser, 78, of West Alexandria, died Monday, July 3, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
Born March 25, 1922, in Middletown, she was the daughter of Harry and Ellen (Carpenter) Clendening. She was a member of the Towne Boulevard Church of God and active in the Nursing Home and Jail Ministries.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Homer Hauser; two daughters and son-in-law, Judy and David Blevins of Springboro, and Betty Corwin of Carlisle; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Julidta Hauser of Eaton; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Thomas Kenneth Hauser; and a brother, Harry "Bud" Hauser Jr.
Funeral services were Friday, July 7, at Towne Boulevard Church of God, Middletown, with the Revs. Frank Curtis and Mark Jackson officiating. Burial was in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown. Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Danny E. Via
Danny Eugene Via, 39, of Eaton, died Monday, July 3, in Eaton.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.