Dorothy A. Mericle
Dorothy A. Mericle, 64, of Paramount Street, Dayton, died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born April 23, 1933, in Newport, R.I., she was the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Russell) Jellison. She had worked for American Lenders Service Co. in Dayton, and was a member of the Miami River Boat Club.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph M. Corrigan and David L. Corrigan, both of Dayton, and Kelly J. Corrigan of Vandalia; a daughter, Karen A. Corrigan of Dayton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Leroy Jellison of Denver, Colo.; her mother, Alice Meyers of San Diego, Calif., and stepmother, Ellen Jamison of Dayton.
Memorial services were Friday, July 25, at Immaculate Conception Church, Dayton, with the Rev. Tim Gallaher officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. There was no public calling. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.
Juanita M. Foster
Juanita M. Foster, 69, of 216 N. Main St., Lewisburg, died Wednesday morning, July 23, 1997, at her home after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 21, 1927, in Dayton, she was the daughter of James C. and Florence (Miller) Back. She was co-owner of Foster's Home Improvement. Mrs. Foster was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg, Twin Valley North School Band Parents, was a librarian at Brown Memorial Library, and had served as a Cub Scout den mother for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Daryl J. Foster Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daryl J. Jr. and Angela K. Foster of Lewisburg, Todd D. and Nancy Foster of Castine; a sister, Eileen Day of Fairborn; four grandchildren, Michelle J. Foster, Christopher Foster, Daniel Foster and Joseph Foster.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Back, in 1982, and Lloyd Back, in 1997; and a sister, Eleanor Carey, in 1954.
Funeral services were Friday, July 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.
Keith E. Eubank
Keith E. Eubank, 71, of New Paris-Gettysburg Road, New Paris, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Jan. 21, 1926, in Bradford, he was the son of Homer and Echo (Sprowl) Eubank. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. degree in chemistry. He was an Independent Insurance agent and realtor, and was owner of Eubank Insurance Agency Enterprises, Inc. since 1954.
Mr. Eubank was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, a life member and past commander of American Legion Clarence Teaford Post #360, past president of the Kiwanis Club, past master of Fellowship Lodge #106 F&AM, Eastern Star, New Paris News Committee member, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Fort St. Clair Gun Club of Eaton, Old Trails Gun Club of Richmond, Ind., Preble County Insurance Agents Association and Preble County Realtors Association.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty J. (Zwick) Eubank; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gary L. Eubank of New Paris, Dr. Jeffrey L. and Robin Eubank of Globe, Ariz.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen S. and James Harris of Gahanna, Merrilyn J. and Richard McKee Jr. of Eaton.
Also surviving are half brothers, Arthur Sinks of New Paris, Marlin Sinks of Eldorado, Donald Sinks of Indiana; a half sister, Barbara Shock of Eaton; five grandchildren, Holly Sue Harris, Jonathan Andrew Eubank, Christopher Allen McKee, Mary Emily Eubank and Andrew Michael McKee.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 27, at the First United Presbyterian Church, New Paris, with Dr. William P. Anderson and Michael Evans officiating. Burial, with full military graveside services provided by American Legion Post #360, was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Unit -- American Heart Association.
Frank W. Scaplen Sr.
Frank W. Scaplen Sr., 79, of 4929 Pleasant Mills Road, Sweetwater, N.J., died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at W.B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton, N.J.
Born June 25, 1918, in New London, Conn., he was the son of the late Frank B. and Frances E. (Barkley) Scaplen. He was a purchasing agent for Pacemaker Boat Co., Egg Harbor City, N.J. He was a 26-year veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of Hammonton Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Frank W. Scaplen Jr. of Edison, N.J., John Scaplen of Garden Grove, Calif., and Bill Scaplen of Sweetwater, N.J.; and one daughter, Mary Anderson of Eaton; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, July 28, at Carnesale Funeral Home, Hammonton, N.J., followed by burial in Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Edgar H. Krebs
Edgar Hugh Krebs, 80, of Morning Sun, died Friday, July 25, 1997, in Kettering.
He was born in Preble County on Sept. 4, 1916, the son of Edgar A. and Lillian (Minton) Krebs, and was a lifelong resident of the Morning Sun area. He was a 1934 graduate of McGuffey High School, where he played the French horn for both the McGuffey and Miami University bands. He also attended the University of Cincinnati for two years.
Mr. Krebs was a prominent Morning Sun area farmer all his working life. He was a member of the Preble County Fair Board for 20 years, was a 4-H advisor for many years, and a member of the Morning Sun Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Eleanor (Henges) Krebs, whom he married Jan. 28, 1939, died July 16, 1993.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Edgar Hugh Jr. and Patricia Krebs, Kenneth G. and Susan Krebs, all of Morning Sun, Ray F. and Mary Krebs of Tipp City; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Elmer Boggs of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Stuart Berry of Bowling Green; and a sister-in-law, Josephine Henges of Morning Sun.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St., Oxford, with the Rev. Robert K. Foster officiating. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Darrtown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Junior Fair Board Scholarship Fund, Co-op Extension Services, 119 S. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.
Charles R. Witherby
Charles R. Witherby, 79, of Oxford died Friday morning, July 25, 1997, at his home.
Born Dec. 3, 1917, in Darrtown, Ohio, he was the son of Albert and Josephine (Simpson) Witherby. He was self-employed as an electrical contractor and drove Talawanda School buses for 20 years. Mr. Witherby, a veteran of the U.S. Army, served during World War II with the 94th Division 319th Engineers and received the Purple Heart award. He was a member of Darrtown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean (Bradbury) Witherby; two daughters and sons-in-law, Naomi and Robert Fea of Clayton, Lu Ann and John Fisher of Springboro; four grandchildren, Kristen (Karl) Kessler of Batavia, Kelly (Dan) Dillard of Englewood, Charles K. Fea and Robert A. Fea of Clayton; two great-grandchildren, Kley Dillard and Kassidy Dillard of Englewood; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harold Witherby.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. R.C. Nein and Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Darrtown United Methodist Church.
Paul W. Unger
Paul W. Unger, 82, of 249 Eaton Ave., Eaton, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, July 25, 1997, at his home.
Born Sept. 26, 1914, in Preble County, he was the son of George A. and Addie J. (Geeting) Unger. He was a former Lewisburg resident. Mr. Unger was a church council member of the Church of Christ, a member of the Preble County Farm Bureau, Preble County Farm Extension Agency, Twin Valley Grange, Agriculture Club, Lewisburg Lions Club and the Dayton Family Camping Club.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Thelma "Tommie" (Cullers) Unger; a brother, Raymond T. Unger of Dayton; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dana Unger, in 1992.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Michael McDonald officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit.
Janet L. Clark
Janet L. (Moore) Clark, 74, of Brookville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 27, 1997.
She was a 1940 graduate of Roosevelt High School, and was a longtime member of the Brookville Church of the Nazarene.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry N. Clark Jr., in 1991; and her parents, John and Hazel (Wollenhaupt) Moore.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Swink of Union City, Ind., Joyce Comp of Brookville, Bonnie and Rudy Lunsford of Eaton, Carol Clark, Paula and Kevin Alder, all of Eldorado; son, John Clark of Brookville; brother and sister-in-law, William and Ivolue Moore of Dayton; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville, with the Rev. Al Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood.
Arley Smith, 75, of Farmersville, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at his home.
Born Oct. 14, 1921, in Patsey, Ky., he was the son of Walter and Nellie (Willis) Smith. He retired in 1982 after 40 1/2 years at Dayton Press, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Kathleen (Howell) Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Arleda and James Lazzarine of Jefferson City, Mo., Diann and Robert Adams of New Lebanon and Sherry Frost of Union; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Orpha Bober of Middletown and Dorothy Curtis of Clay City, Ky.; and brothers, Orville Smith of Winchester, Ky., Olney Smith of Richmond, Ky.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Warren and George Smith.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. James Whorton officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ven Care Hospice Homecare, 7416 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio 45415.
Fred E. Childers
Fred E. Childers, 61, formerly of South Commerce Street, Lewisburg, died Thursday morning, July 31, 1997, at Heartland of Eaton after an extended illness.
Born Jan. 11, 1936, in Philmore, Ky., he was the son of Porter and Mary M. (Spencer) Childers. He had been employed at Green Tokai in Brookville, and had served with the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1957.
Survivors include his mother, Mary M. Childers of Kettering; two daughters, Lisa K. Loranzan of Brookville and Kimberly A. Webb of New Lebanon; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Glenn Childers of West Alexandria, Lonnie Childers of Clayton, Herbert Childers of Lewisburg and Gary Childers of Englewood; and three sisters, Joyce Hoff of Beavercreek, Faye McManama of South Whitley, Ind., and Rebecca Glenn of West Manchester.
Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 3, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was Monday, Aug. 4, in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton.
Kenneth L. Bowshier
Kenneth L. Bowshier, 79, of Dayton, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, following a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 23, 1917, in Darby, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifton D. and Delpha M. (Delay) Bowshier. He retired in 1981 from the Arreo Disposal Co. in Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Belle (Christian) Bowshier on Sept. 21, 1995.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth L. and Melissa Bowshier of Dayton; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra M. and David Geisel of Miamisburg; grandchildren, Misty and Christy Bowshier, Carl Geisel and wife Melinda; brothers, Clifton Bowshier of Lakewood, Fla., and Taylor Bowshier of Springfield.
Four brothers, Odie Bowshier, Gene Bowshier, Bob Bowshier and Cletus Bowshier; and a sister, Eileen Stanley, are also deceased.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Preble Memory Gardens.