Marie K. Toops
Marie K. Toops, 81, of North Barron Street, Eaton, died unexpectedly Monday, June 9, 1997, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Born Sept., 13, 1915, in Lanier Township, she was the daughter of Harry and Clara (Brinkhoff) Kesling. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria.
Her husband, Eugene Toops, died in 1993.
Survivors include four sons, Karl Toops of Woodstock, Ill., Harry Toops and Eugene Toops, both of Kettering, and Bob Toops of Dayton; two daughters, Carol Wellner of Centerville, Ohio, and Kathy Toops of Eaton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Washington of West Alexandria; a brother, John Kesling of West Alexandria; and a special member of the family, Larry Harlow of Trotwood.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 12, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. J. Herman Bassler officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
John T. Coleman
John T. Coleman, 23, of Brookville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 10, 1997.
He was a 1992 graduate of Brookville High School, attended Bluffton College and was a self-employed automobile detailer. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his father, Patrick Coleman of Brookville; his mother, Charlene (Sprewster) McClain; a half brother, Walter McClain of Lima; sisters and brother-in-law, Kelley Sue Williams and children, Stephanie, Ritchie and Donnie of Lima; Helen Marie and Bill Derringer and children, Kelsy and Billy of Brookville; a brother and sister-in-law, Patrick Neil and Kim Coleman and children, Patrick, Kim, Haley and Kayln of St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services were Friday, June 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Father Joseph McCabe officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
David R. Love
David R. Love, 57, of Hamilton, died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at Mercy North Hospital in Hamilton.
Born Dec. 13, 1939, in Pittsburg, Ky., he was the son of David C. and Minnie (Allen) Love.
Survivors include three sisters, Estalene Kuhlman of Seven Mile, Sue Herald of Somerville and Anna Nash of Hamilton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ivory Jernell Love; and a brother, James Robert Love.
Graveside services were Saturday, June 14, at Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, with the Rev. Ron Stewart officiating. R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Stella Newton, 88, formerly of Somerville, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at Wellington Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.
Born Dec. 17, 1908, in Lee County, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Sarilda McKinney. She was a lifetime member of Somerville Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Chester and Leona Carol Newton, Cleven and Angie Newton, all of Somerville; a daughter and son-in-law, Mafrey and William Gault of Frost Proof, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Newton of Somerville; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Newton Sr.; 10 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 14, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Cecil Wagers officiating. Burial was in Somerville Cemetery.
Charles C. Shockey
Charles C. Shockey, 76, of Eaton, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Born May 3, 1921, in Dayton, he was the son of Charles H. and Bertha M. (Shahan) Shockey. He was a retired TV technician for Rike's and had worked as a security guard for the Dayton Police Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Cordelia D. "Dolly" (Griffith) Shockey; eight sons, David L., Thomas A., Ronald, Edward, Michael, Gary, Charles and Byron; four daughters, Patricia, Susan, Bonita and Bridget; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jo; and a son, Larry.
Graveside services were Sunday, June 15, at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Tom Gerrish officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund -- Preble County Unit.
Joseph W. Crain
Joseph W. Crain, 75, of Hamilton, died Friday afternoon, June 13, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. He was a former resident of Eaton.
Born May 27, 1922, in Cincinnati, he was the son of Charles E. and Louise (Quato) Crain. He was educated in Dixon Township Schools, Preble County. Mr. Crain was a machinist for General Electric in Evendale for 27 years, retiring in 1984. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
His wife, Pauline (Steel) Crain, whom he married April 26, 1952, in Richmond, Ind., died Aug. 15, 1990. He was also preceded in death by a son, Monty B. Crain; and three brothers, Douglas, John and Jim Crain.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Gail Bowling of London, Ky., Janet and Randy Strohacker of Eaton; six grandchildren; two half sisters, Marilyn Clark of Cincinnati and Nickie Sandlin of Miami, Fla.
Funeral services were Monday, June 16, at Webb-Noonan Funeral Home, Hamilton, with the Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery near Eaton.
Daniel P. Moreland
Daniel Preston Moreland, 64, of 162 N. Main St., Camden, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at his home.
Born Feb. 5, 1933, he was the son of Elijah "E.P." and Mamie (Wiseman) Moreland. He was a laborer with General Motors, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Camden, VFW Post #1577, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Wanda Ruth (Tipton), whom he married May 29, 1954, in Irvine, Ky.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and Mark Garrett of Fairhaven, Debbie and Tom Schmidt, Bridgett and Scott Hacker, all of Camden; six grandchildren, Brandy, Jamie and Levi Garrett, Jeremy Halpin, Andrew and Ashley Schmidt; one great-grandchild, Tyler Henry.
Also surviving are seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Franklin and Ruby Moreland of Brandenburg, Ky., Euie and Lois Moreland of Fruitland Park, Fla., Donald and Leora Moreland of Mount Vernon, Ky., Charles and Janice Moreland of Gratis, Mills and Bessie Moreland of Camden, Acie and Joyce Moreland of Eumatilla, Fla., William and Barbara Moreland of Camden; and a sister, Irene Mitchell of Fruitland Park, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tara Halpin, in 1977.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 17, at Liberty Baptist Church, Camden, with the Rev. Jeff Nickell and the Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45042.
Howard E. Kalies
Howard E. Kalies, 76, of Huron, Ohio, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky after a brief illness.
He was born April 1, 1921, in Bellevue, Ohio. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1939, attended two years of Spencerian Business College in Cleveland, and had been a resident of Huron since 1947. He worked for West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, retiring in 1982; was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Huron and the Zion Lutheran Dartball League.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Kautz of Sandusky; three sons, William Kalies of Huron, Paul and Glen Kalies, both of Eaton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Gladys Kitzler of Hudson, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. (Bahnsen) Kalies, in 1990; his parents, William and Anna (Koselke) Kalies; and a sister, Arlene Ann Kalies.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 17, at Zion Lutheran Church, Huron, with the Rev. Raymond Vance officiating. Entombment followed at Restlawn Memorial Park, Huron Township. Wheland-Foster Funeral Home, Huron, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 930 S. Main St., Huron, Ohio 44839, or to the Lutheran Memorial Home, 795 Bardshar Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Carl J. Morningstar
Carl J. Morningstar, 65, of Camden, formerly of Eaton, died Sunday, June 15, 1997, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Eaton, he was the son of the late Carl L. and Katherine (Hadding) Morningstar, and had lived in Preble County all his life. He was a retired mechanic from the City of Eaton, retiring in 1994 after more than 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanie (Walls) Morningstar; two sons, Daniel L. Morningstar of Camden and Mark E. Morningstar of Eaton; one daughter, Carol J. Avery of Eaton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Also surviving are two brothers, Harold "Butch" Morningstar of St. Charles, Mo., and Dale Morningstar of New Paris; three sisters, Betty Back of Union City, Ohio, Norma Lane of Middletown and Josephine Dear of Ithaca; nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Joy G. Stewart, is deceased.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with the Rev. L. Keith Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens. There will be no public calling. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, is in charge of arrangements.
Claudine Hoke, 70, of Loop Road, West Manchester, died Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton, where she had been a patient since late April.
A native of Preble County, she was born Oct. 29, 1926, the daughter of the late Albert and Ruth (Winholt) Crowell. She was a retired bookkeeper at Miller's Super Market in Eaton, retiring in 1990; and was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd B. Hoke, who died Oct. 20, 1995; and a brother, Gerald Crowell.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellen (Mrs. Dwain) Eller of Bradenton, Fla.; a son Marlin (Kimberly) Hoke of Lewisburg; two grandchildren, Carrie and Daniel Eller; two step-grandchildren, Nicole and Thomas Campbell; a sister, Ruth Miller of Eaton; and a brother, Kenneth Crowell of Lakengren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Castine Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Eric Anspaugh officiating. Burial will be in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum.
Memorial contributions may be to Darke County Hospice, or to the Castine Church of the Brethren.
Charles J. Cruze
Charles J. Cruze, 69, of West Dayton Street, West Alexandria, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born July 11, 1927, he was the son of Charles Marion and Mary Alice (Medliam) Cruze. He was a graduate of West Alexandria High School. Mr. Cruze retired from Karlton Envelope in West Carrollton in 1990 after 32 years, was a former member of the Germantown Rescue Squad for 30 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty, in 1983; and his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Dolly Cruze; a son, Marvin Cruze of Germantown; eight stepchildren, Londa Day, Gene Marker, David Marker, Donna Nelson, Diane Day, Rebecca Montgomery, all of West Alexandria, Audrey Scott of Lakewood, Colo., and Darla Blankenship of Lewisburg.
Also surviving are 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lidia Belle Shillenburg of Lewisburg, Betty Lou Eagle of New Lebanon, Virginia Miller of West Alexandria, Ethel Mae Cruze of Dayton and Dorothy Ellen Shepherd of Phoenix, Ariz.
Graveside services were Friday, June 20, at Germantown Cemetery, with the Rev. Doug Bottles officiating. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Germantown Rescue Squad or to Hospice of Dayton.