Randal P. Chisholm
Randal P. "Randy" Chisholm, 46, of Miamisburg, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg.
He was employed as a sales manager at St. Clair Supply Co. in Eaton. He was a graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music, a member of SPEBSQSA and the 1995 World Champs "Marquis Quartet" with members Dale Fetick, Jay Hawkins and Paul Gilman. He was also director of the Dayton Metro Chorus.
Survivors include his wife, Jan; two daughters, Erin Beth and Kinsey Leigh Chisholm, all of Miamisburg; parents, William and Phyllis Chisholm; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne William and Pam Chisholm, all of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; mother-in-law, Lorraine S. Clark of Miamisburg; brother-in-law, David Clark and wife Patsy of Union; an aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Central Christian Church in Kettering, with the Rev. Mark Blake and the Rev. Stephen Bentley officiating. Burial will be in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keep A Melody Ringing Endowment Fund, 6315 Third Ave., Kenosha, Wis. 53142.
Byron R. Heavenridge
Byron R. "Barney" Heavenridge, 75, of 3442 Concord-Fairhaven Road, Eaton, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after a short illness.
Born Sept. 1, 1921, in Camden, he was the son of Lester and Myrtle (Morrow) Heavenridge, and had lived in Centerville, Ind., and Abington, Ind., most of his life before moving to Preble County in November 1996.
He formerly worked at Richmond Casket Co., Abscold Corp. and retired from Sanyo Corp. A carpenter, he had worked on the restoration of the Gaar Mansion.
Mr. Heavenridge was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a former member of the Diamond L Saddle Club, Wayne County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol and Indio Friends Camping Club. He attended Concord United Church of Christ near Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Heavenridge; a daughter, Jennifer Kircher of Eaton; a son, James Heavenridge of Eaton; two stepsons, Robert Wilson of Eaton and James Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 6, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Chapel, Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. Richard Van Tine officiating. Burial was in Abington Cemetery, Abington, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Ind. 47374.
Mabel L. Hoffman
Mabel L. (Boomershine) Hoffman, 73, of Tavernier, Fla., died Friday, June 6, 1997, at South Miami Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.
A native of Camden, she was born Sept. 29, 1923, the daughter of Samuel and Mae Boomershine. She was a 1941 graduate of Camden High School. She moved to the Florida Keys in the mid-1970s from Deale, Md. While in Maryland, she worked for the U.S. government, including in the Pentagon.
Mrs. Hoffman was active in Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, the Plantation Shores Homeowners' Association, the Republican Party of Monroe County, the Key Largo Civic Club and the Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust.
Survivors include four cousins, Cecil Welsh, Mary Jane Anson, Iris Jones and William D. Koons.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Col. John S. Hoffman; her parents; and four cousins.
Funeral services were Monday, June 9, in Tavernier, with burial at Palms Woodland Park, Naranja, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burton Memorial United Methodist Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 246, Tavernier, Fla. 33070, or to Hospice of the Florida Keys/Visiting Nurse Association, 92001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Fla. 33070.
John W. Koenig
John W. Koenig, 78, formerly of West Alexandria, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla.
Born Nov. 27, 1918, in Otway, Ohio, he was the son of William H. and Lucy J. (Wagner) Koenig. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from the Regional Transit Corp. (RTA) in Dayton. He moved to Florida in 1978, where he was a member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Orlando Horseshoe Pitchers' Association.
Survivors include his wife, Louise (Murfin) Koenig; three sons, William E. Koenig of Dayton, James E. Koenig of West Alexandria and John R. Koenig of Lewisburg; a daughter, Brenda S. Miller of Lyndon, Mich.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers, Charles Koenig of Dublin, Ohio, Joseph Koenig of Columbus and Lawrence Koenig of Sellersburg, Ind.; three sisters, Alice Martin of Orlando, Fla., Alma Jones of Centerburg, Ohio, and Ruth Sibley of Ocala, Fla.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 5, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating.
Virginia B. Whalen
Virginia B. Whalen, 77, of New Paris, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.
Born May 29, 1920, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of Victor and Addie Ambrose Young. She was a member of the Second English Lutheran Church in Richmond, Ind.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, James A. Whalen; sons and daughters-in-law, James V. and Betty Whalen of Broken Arrow, Okla., Larry D. and Pat Whalen of New Paris; daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn R. and Bill Petty of Hamilton, Ronda R. and Michael Strouse of New Paris; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Goldie Bruns of Alexandria, Ky.
Funeral services were Monday, July 7, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Gilmer Smith and the Rev. Keith Whalen officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bethel Ramsey, 73, of Eaton, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
She was a member of Union Pentecostal Church.
Mrs. Ramsey was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Ramsey Sr.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Leslie Jr. and Sharon Ramsey of Brookville; grandchildren, Brian and Robyn Ramsey of Springboro, Lesley and Craig Ray of West Manchester; great-grandchildren, Tyler Ramsey, Loran Ramsey and David Graham; brothers, Russell Hundley of Springhill, Fla., and Gene Hundley of Cleburne, Texas; sisters, Phina Bright of Monterey, Tenn., and Betty Hundley of Arcanum.
Funeral services were Monday, July 7, at Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, Brookville, with the Rev. Clifford Hurst officiating. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Lester J. Schlotterbeck
Lester J. Schlotterbeck, 79, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Sept. 10, 1917, in Lockington, Ohio, he was the son of R. Elkanah and Courtney (Agenbroad) Schlotterbeck. He was a 1935 Houston High School graduate, and retired in 1982 after 30 years with Landmark in Eaton. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C. (Humphrey) Schlotterbeck; a son and daughter-in-law, Elkanah "Kanny" and Linda Schlotterbeck of Lewisburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Hineman of Englewood; a daughter-in-law, Betty Schlotterbeck Mattingly of Miamisburg; a sister, Mary Mann of Eaton; grandchildren, Bill, Aaron, Jim and Courtney; and a great-grandchild, Jaycee.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Schlotterbeck, in 1975; and a sister, Onah Mae Johnson.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 9, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with the Rev. George Pennington officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisburg Emergency Unit or to the American Cancer Society-Preble County Unit.
Richard Seery, 61, of Camden, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at his home.
Born Nov. 11, 1935, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Clarence and Blanche M. (Cole) Seery.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Angel; one son, Timothy Seery of Phoenix, Ariz.; five stepchildren, Spencer Angel of West Alexandria, Frankie Angel of Eaton, Vicky Burnside, Penny Buchanan and Mary Lou Angel, all of Camden; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janet Pence of Eaton and Joyce Sizemore of West Alexandria.
Memorial services were held at the convenience of the family. R.C. Nein and Sons-Limber Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Orace Foster, 80, of Selma, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 8, 1997, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., after a lengthy illness.
Born and reared in Rocky Branch (near Monticello), Ky., he moved to Muncie over 48 years ago. He retired from Delco Battery after 31 years' service, and had previously worked for Dunhams. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church, Delco Sympathy Club, UAW and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Leona Foster; three sons, Emberson N. (Veronica) Foster of Milton, Ky., James D. (Rosanna) Foster of Somerset, Ky., and Richard Lee (Vivian) Hicks of Tucker, Ga.; two daughters, Sandi (Larry) Smith of New Paris and Judy (Jerry) McReynolds Thompson of Muncie, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers, Howard (Mildred) Foister, Kenneth (Faye) Foister, all of Monticello, Ky., and Gerald (Betty) Foister of Yorktown, Ind.; three sisters, Fay (Leonard) Massengale of Indianapolis, Ind., Audrey (Butler) Bell and Christine (Omar) Morrow, all of Monticello, Ky.; an aunt, Mae Huffaker of Richmond, Ind.; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Flonnie Huffaker Foister; two brothers, Cecil and Johnny Foister; a sister, Ila Turner; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church, followed by burial in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Meeks Mortuary, Muncie, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church.
Esther L. Boyd
Esther L. Boyd, 94, formerly of Jordan Road, Lewisburg, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.
Born Feb. 10, 1903, in Preble County, she was the daughter of Wilfred C. and Flora Alice (Hapner) Hoblit. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg and was a volunteer at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob R. Boyd, in 1975; and three brothers, Ernest, Orville and Harold Hoblit.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alice B. and James A. Lupinske of Germantown; sisters-in-law, Catharine (Boyd) Wheeler of Port Orange, Fla., Florence Hoblit of Camden, Mildred Hoblit of California and Sylvia Hoblit of Greenville; grandchildren, Martha Lupinske, Lois J. (Allan) Meyer, Nancy A. (Boyd) Underwood; great-grandchildren, Rachel Meyer, Natalie Meyer and Holly Underwood.
Private funeral services were Monday, Aug. 11, at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. James N. Lehman officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg.