Clarence E. Hook
Clarence E. Hook, 84, of 14233 Shiloh Court, Hudson, Fla., formerly of U.S. 127 North, Eaton, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at his home in Florida.
Born April 24, 1912, in Preble County, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Rosa M. (Wall) Hook. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hudson, Fla., and a former member of Greenbush United Methodist Church in Somerville.
Survivors include his wife, Mano C. (O'Neal) Hook; one son, James C. Hook of Denton, Texas; one daughter, Joan L. Haslup of Beavercreek; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Hurd; two brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 24, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with Dr. Phillip D. Malone officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Cancer Society.
Dora B. Cross
Dora Booher Cross, 91, of 114 Cox Road, Bristol, Va., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Scott County, Va., and had been a member of Boohers Chapel United Methodist Church since 1927. She was the widow of Guy Cross.
Survivors include one daughter, Beulah Camper of Bristol, Va.; three sons, Lloyd R. Cross of Camden, Albert "Todge"Cross of Blountville, Tenn., and Randy Cross of Bristol, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Edna Cross; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Howard Cross; and a granddaughter, Linda Sue Camper.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Boohers Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richie Neese, the Rev. Roger Ball and the Rev. Sam Haynes officating. Burial will be in Boohers Cemetery. Oakley-Cook Funeral Home, Bristol, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Boohers Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Lynn Salyer, Route 3, Bristol, Va. 24201.
Walter A. Hartman
Walter A. Hartman, 84, of 12008 Ohio 122, Camden, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Bradenton, Fla. He was a well-known auctioneer and realtor in the Preble County area.
Funeral services are pending.
Charles R. Brooks
Charles R. Brooks, 66, of Richmond, Ind., died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at his home.
Born Feb. 3, 1931, in Burrville, Tenn., he was the son of Charles S. and Dessie (Oxier) Brooks. He retired from NATCO in Richmond, was a member of Central Christian Church in Centerville, Ind., and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Ginny (Delfino) Brooks; two sons, Rick and Mike Brooks, both of Richmond, Ind.; daughters, Nicki Combs of Muncie, Ind., and Vicki Brooks of Toledo; and one brother, Douglas Brooks of North Webster, Ind.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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.
Phyllis A. Glenn
Phyllis A. Glenn, 65, of 988 Swishers Mill Road, West Manchester, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Hospice House in Fort Myers, Fla., after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1932, in Dayton, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Gregg) Arndts, and had lived in Preble County since 1954.
Survivors include her husband, James L. Glenn Sr.; one son, James L. Glenn Jr. of West Manchester; one daughter, Karen Landis of North Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are four sisters, Shirley Herzog of Sandy Valley, Nev., Doris Brucker of Arcadia, Fla., Alice Herzog and Elizabeth Arnold, both of Dayton; one brother, Robert Arndts of Cleveland, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Boyd Glenn; a daughter, Sandra Lee Glenn; a granddaughter, Jennifer Glenn; and eight brothers.
Funeral services were Friday, March 7, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, with the Rev. Ralph J. Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Twin Creek Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Fla. 33908.
Margaret R. Arnold
Margaret R. Arnold, 71, of Eaton, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
Born Feb. 2, 1926, in Marked Tree, Ark., she was the daughter of Lewis P. and Iva (Hogan) Roy. She was an active member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses in Eaton.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Charles L. Arnold; two sons, David E. Arnold and Randy M. Arnold, both of West Alexandria; one sister, Edith Ayers of Eaton; three brothers, James W. Roy and Jesse L. Roy, both of Doniphan, Mo., and Joel D. Roy of Kent, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were Saturday, March 8, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses, Eaton, with Brother Dale Swank officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses, Eaton.
Richard C. Smyer
Richard C. Smyer, 72, of 318 N. Main St., Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at his home.
Born March 4, 1925, in Phillipsburg, he was the son of Clifford R. and Bessie F. (Mathias) Smyer. He was a 1943 graduate of Lewisburg High School, was a school bus driver for many years at Lewisburg, and retired in 1978 from McCall's in Dayton after 28 years of service.
Mr. Smyer was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a life member of VFW Post 975 of Lewisburg, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Charlene (Tegtmeyer) Smyer; one son, Richard C. Smyer II of Lewisburg; one daughter, Lucinda K. Collins of Lewisburg; three brothers, Jim Smyer of Spring Hill, Fla., Jed Smyer of Lewisburg and Jack Smyer of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Naundaus Weese of Solomon, Md., and LeJeana Hapner of West Manchester; three grandchildren, Nathan, Sherie and Daniel; and six great-grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, Tobby, Andrea, Kendra and Colyn.
He was preceded in death by a sister, LaDonna D. Bierly, in 1985; and a brother, Charles Smyer, in 1994.
Memorial services were Saturday, March 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509.
Laura E. Myers
Laura E. Myers, 83, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Heartland of Eaton, where she had been a resident for several years.
Her husband, Joseph A. Myers, died in April 1979.
Survivors include three sons, Karl and Leroy Myers, both of Eaton, and Harry Myers of Lewisburg.
Graveside services were Friday, March 7, at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, with the Rev. George W. Pennington officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
William J. Buchholz
William J. Buchholz, 80, of West Alexandria, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Sept. 22, 1916, in Dayton, he was the son of Joseph Lawrence and Katharina (Hanislefeger) Buchholz. He had worked for Preble Shawnee Schools, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred A. Buchholz, in 1995; and a sister, Margaret Vanskots.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. Buchholz, Joseph A. and Karen S. Buchholz, all of West Alexandria; a half brother, Bob Hebler of Florida; sisters, Mildred Conners and Virginia Kuhns, both of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 8, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044.
Charlotte P. Heeter
Charlotte P. Heeter, 82, of West Manchester, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at her home.
Born Aug. 18, 1914, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Geeting) Laird, and had lived in Preble County all her life. She had worked as a clerk for the former Laird's Market in West Manchester, and was a member of West Manchester United Church of Christ.
Her husband, Fern D. Heeter, died July 28, 1976.
Survivors include three sisters, Eva Laird, Mildred Laird and Kathryn Michael, all of West Manchester; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Glenn H. Laird, Everett Laird, Roy "Dick" Laird and Herbert Laird.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 8, at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, with the Rev. David A. Ireton and the Rev. Ned A. Michael officiating. There was no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Manchester United Church of Christ.