Jenrose James, 86, of South Beech Street, Eaton, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Greenbriar Nursing Center after a two-year illness.
Born March 29, 1911, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Allen R. and Vernal (McMillen) Boomershine. She had been co-owner and operator of James Theaters in Eaton with her husband. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas L. James, in 1983; and three brothers, Carl, Marl and Gale Boomershine.
Survivors include her caregiver and friend, Aunt Sue Cowgill; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.
Charles Johnson, 64, of Little League Drive, Eaton, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, in Palmetto, Fla.
Born Sept. 3, 1933, in Dayton, he was the son of Charles and Dorothy (Williams) Johnson. He was an accountant and owned his own business, Johnson-Lindner Bookkeeping, for 35 years. He was an avid musician and his band was well-known in this area.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Johnson of Dayton; a son, Charles "Chuck" Johnson and fiancee´ of Vandalia; four grandchildren, Randy, Amanda and Amber Johnson of Vandalia, and Brad (Krista) Johnson of West Alexandria; a great-grandchild, Seth Johnson of West Alexandria; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Shirley Johnson of West Alexandria; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jack Farmer of Freeport, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Dick Johnson.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Kenneth Vetter officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to the Miami Valley Hospital Burn Unit.
Edward E. Shaffer
Edward E. Shaffer, 74, of Eaton, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
Born Aug. 25, 1923, in Eaton, he was the son of John Alvie and Goldie Mae (Brenner) Shaffer. He retired in 1978 from Parker Hannifin Corp. and was a former employee at Mound Hill Union Cemetery. He was a life member of Eagles #2202 in Eaton.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Alta L. (Lawson) Shaffer; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward David and Tina L. Shaffer of Eaton; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Jean and Richard H. Bach of New Carlisle, C. June and Tom Davis of Eaton; a brother, Harold L. Shaffer of Lewisburg; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel Anna Mae Shaffer in 1957; a grandson, Matthew David Shaffer in 1993; brothers, Alvie Shaffer, William H. Shaffer in 1975 and Leonard A. Shaffer in 1994; sisters, Helen Young in 1973 and Thelma Shaffer.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Gilmer Smith officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Ora (Amburgey) McCloud, 83, of New Lebanon, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Harborside Care Center in New Lebanon.
Born Jan. 16, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Cora (Hammons) Amburgey, and came to Ohio in 1960. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmersville.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Betty C. and Curtis Moore of Garrett, Ky., Louise and Leonard Hoke of New Lebanon, Neta and Garold Sowder of Brookville, Pamela Brown of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Regina Gold of Dayton; a daughter-in-law, Janet McCloud of New Lebanon; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Haywood McCloud, on Sept. 2, 1996; sons, Arvus E., Dean and Phillip McCloud; brothers, Arnold, Earl and Elmer Amburgey; and sister, Beatrice Pence.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3, at the First Baptist Church, Farmersville, with Pastor Tom Vorhis officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Lebanon Rescue Squad or to the First Baptist Church of Farmersville.
Sarah J. Winglewich
Sarah Jane Winglewich, 76, of Germantown, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Nov. 2, 1997.
Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Germantown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Linda (Krause) Pressel. She was a member of St. Augustine Church of Germantown, and was a published poet and member of the American Poetry Society.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Winglewich, whom she married on Aug. 2, 1947; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Sue and Gary Hager of New Lebanon, Cathy Ann and Randy Perry of Middletown; grandchildren, Randy (Misty) Perry Jr. and Michelle Perry; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Frank Bowser of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Pressel of Trotwood; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria, with burial in Preble Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Germantown Rescue Squad.
Blanche P. Evans
Blanche P. Evans, 82, of 1811 S. 9th St., Richmond, Ind., died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 11, 1997, at Reid Hospital after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 15, 1916, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Harry D. and Jennie M. (Kirby) Gardiner. She had lived in the Preble County and Richmond areas all her life and had been a resident of Cherish Nursing Home in Richmond since 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond.
Her husband, Christopher Evans, died in 1976.
Survivors include two sisters, Anna Katherine Pence of New Paris and Viola Pearl Maxel of Eldorado; a brother, Lloyd G. Gardiner of New Paris; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 15, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with Dr. Joseph Baker officiating. Entombment was in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
Lee J. Owens Jr.
Lee J. "Doc" Owens Jr., 72, of New Paris, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at his home.
A native and lifelong resident of New Paris, he was born Nov. 24, 1924, the son of Lee and Jennie Elizabeth (Ashbaugh) Owens Sr. He was a truck driver for Jones & Juday in New Paris, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Rosanna (Emrick) Owens; one son, Mark Owens of New Paris; one brother, William J. Owens of New Paris; and one sister, Thelma Snelling of New Paris.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Burton, in 1991.
Private funeral services were held at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Don Boyer officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. There was no public calling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest EMS in New Paris.
Clifford W. Barker
Clifford W. Barker, 71, of Eaton, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, following a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Scott County, Va., he was the son of the late William E. and Gladys D. (Taylor) Barker. He retired from J.E. Parker Co. in 1989 after 45 years of service. Mr. Barker was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice J. (Smith) Barker, whom he married Sept. 21, 1952; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Rita Barker of Beavercreek, and Robert and Donna Barker of Hamilton; six grandchildren, Samantha, Shaun, Robert, Michael, Brett and Clifford Barker; two brothers, George Barker of Eaton and Paul Barker of Laredo, Texas; and one sister, Vivian Barker of Eaton.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and James Barker.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35 East, West Alexandria, with Chaplain David Garman officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Richmond or to the Eaton Emergency Squad.
Carl E. Reckers
Carl E. Reckers, 64, of West Alexandria, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997.
Born Sept. 29, 1933, in Cincinnati, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Clara C. (Ebken) Reckers. He worked for 30 years as a watchmaker for the Wm. Rife Co. Jewelers of Oakwood, and had served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958.
Mr. Reckers had been a member of the West Alexandria Emergency Squad since 1980, and had served as its chief from 1986-1991. He was instrumental in the development of the emergency squad building. He was a member of Visitation Catholic Church in Eaton and the West Alexandria Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann (Tabben) Reckers, whom he married Oct. 8, 1955; children and their spouses, Linda Carol and Rick Marker of West Alexandria, Laura Jean and Lloyd Gerhardt of Union, Ky., Lisa Marie and Rick Wackerman of West Alexandria, C. Edward and Traci Reckers of West Alexandria.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Joshua Reynolds, Robbie and Brett Marker, Austin Gerhardt, Daniel and Scott Wackerman, Falon, Skylar and Abbie Reckers; brother and sister-in-law, George A. and Kathleen Reckers of El Cajon, Calif.; mother-in-law, Audrey Tabben of Covington, Ky.; and numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Emma L. Reckers.
Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Nov. 24, at Visitation Catholic Church, Eaton, with Father Thomas Fitzsimmons 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 the West Alexandria Emergency Squad or to the West Alexandria Lions Club.
Marjorie L. Robison
Marjorie L. Robison, 74, of Orchard Street, Lewisburg, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born May 25, 1923, in Castine (Darke County), she was the daughter of Frank T. and Grace (Shepherd) Huston. She was a 1941 graduate of Lewisburg High School, and was a clerk at Freedman's Department Store in Lewisburg for 30 years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Paul W. Robison; a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and William Walton of Lewisburg; four sisters, Helen Morris, Maxine Eley and Dola Muth, all of Lewisburg, and Glenna Rankin of Camden; grandchildren, Todd and Heather Walton, and Ty Walton; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Walton.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Carol Ann Robison, in 1944, and Karen Sue Robison, in 1947; and a son, James P. Robison, in 1959.
Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 20, at Calvary United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Justis officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, Lewisburg.