Monroe A. Duffie
Monroe A. Duffie, 83, of Belleville, Mich., formerly of West Alexandria, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Born Sept. 2, 1914, in Shelby, Ohio, he was the son of Blake and Sarah (Beach) Duffie. He had served in the ministry, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley E. (Lesher) Duffie; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Ronald Baessler of Gary, Ind., Brenda K. and William Woodworth of Belleville, Mich.; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward M. and Anna Lee Duffie of Camden, Timothy A. and Judy Duffie of Fairfield, Ohio, Russell Duffie of Brookville and Mark Duffie of Traverse City, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Foxvog of Sarasota, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Margaret I. Duffie.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville, Mich., with the Rev. T. Reynolds Hall officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Belleville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Christian Academy Elementary School.
Cynthia S. Bradley
Cynthia S. Bradley, 41, of West Alexandria, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown following a lengthy illness.
Born Sept. 15, 1956, in Japan, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Ruth (Carlson) Hunt. She had worked three years in the TASC Program of the Preble County Courts; served 12 years on the West Alexandria EMS, where she was assistant chief for two years; and volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for seven years. She was a member of the First Brethren Church of West Alexandria.
Survivors include her husband, Russell F. Bradley, whom she married Feb. 1, 1975; a son, Jeremiah W. Bradley and his special friend, Georgia Painter of Eaton; a daughter, Kimberly E. Bradley and her special friend, Ty Grant of West Alexandria; a grandson, Tyler Bradley Grant.
Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Claude Keyworth of Rapid City, S.D., Shelley and Dennis Maliskie of Spearfish, S.D., Rose and Jon Anderson of Richmond, Ind.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Mary Hunt, Paul and Cindy Hunt, all of Rapid City, S.D.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angel Nicole Bradley Grant.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the First Brethren Church, 28 E. 3rd St., West Alexandria, with Pastor David Oligee officiating. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Brethren Church or to the West Alexandria EMS.
Russell E. Falknor
Russell E. "Rusty" Falknor, 41, of 304 S. Walnut St., Castine, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, from the results of a fire at his home.
Born Dec. 30, 1956, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Richard and Dorothy M. (Reed) Falknor, and had lived in Castine all his life. He was employed at Dekalb Tekamp Company, and was formerly employed at Mid State Container, Brookville.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy M. Falknor of Greenville; two sisters, Janet M. Dershem of Greenville and Terrie L. Hofacker of New Paris; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Graveside services were Friday, Feb. 13, at Castine Cemetery, Castine with the Rev. Eric C. Anspaugh officiating. Girton-Schmidt Boucher Michael Chapel, West Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.
Jasmine L. Osborne
Jasmine Leann Osborne, infant daughter of April Collins and Alex Osborne, died shortly after birth on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her twin sister, Summer Dawn Osborne of Camden; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Lisa and Mike Rogers of Camden; maternal grandfather, Steve Collins of Fairhaven; and paternal grandparents, Bob and Helen Osborne of College Corner.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 16, at the First Church of God, Camden, with the Rev. Bobby Hollon officiating. Burial was in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford. R.C. Nein & Sons-Limber Funeral Home/Willard Moss Jr. Memorial Chapel, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions and other correspondence are suggested to April Collins, 90 Maple Grove, Camden, Ohio 45311.
Marjorie Stebbins, 92, of Farmersville-West Alexandria Road, Farmersville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Longview, Texas.
Born in Dayton, she was the daughter of Albert and Cora (Smith) Heller. She had resided in Texas for the past five years. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in West Alexandria, where she served as deacon and organist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Stebbins, in 1988; a daughter, Nancy; and a daughter-in-law, Joi Stebbins.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Arthur Fortney of West Alexandria; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Joyce Stebbins of Farmersville, Richard and Kim Stebbins of Longview, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Church of the Brethren, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Matthew Fike officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund.
Martha I. Spivey
Martha I. Spivey, 74, of Eaton, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 11, 1998, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 18, 1923, in Preble County, where she lived most of her life, she was the daughter of Roy and Sarah (Smith) Mattix.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Spivey, in September 1988; and a son, Jim Baker, in 1994.
Survivors include one son, Donald Baker of Eaton; two sisters, Ethel Coning of Eaton and Zelma Dull of Gratis; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 14, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Hill officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad.
Bernie Coleman, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Eaton, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Knoxville after a brief illness.
While living in Eaton, he was owner of Northedge Laundromat, and a member of the Barron Street Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Coleman.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa (Freeman) Coleman; a daughter, Phillis Coleman Steele of Eaton; four sons, Ron Coleman, Dwight Coleman, Tracey Coleman, all of Eaton, and Gary Coleman of Clinton, Mont.; three stepdaughters, Jean Manley and Elaine Newberry, both of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ann Lee of Nashville, Tenn.; a stepson, Tom Freeman of San Antonio, Texas.
Also surviving are four sisters, Margaret Kincer of Knoxville, Tenn., Iva Condra of Rogersville, Tenn., Florence Neal of Marysville, Tenn., and Evelyn Elmore of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a brother, E.C. Coleman of Rockwood, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and an uncle, Carl Coleman of Knoxville, Tenn.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 15, at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, Knoxville, Tenn., followed by burial in Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Arthur Hoskins, 81, of Camden-West Elkton Road, Somerville, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
Born June 30, 1916, in Montana, he was the son of John and Ollie (Hopkins) Hoskins. He retired in 1976 from Armco Steel in Middletown after 34 years.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Hoskins; four sons, Robert Hoskins of Middletown, John Hoskins and Wayne Hoskins, both of West Elkton, and Darrel Hoskins of Eaton; three daughters, Phyllis Gabbard of West Elkton, Beverly Brannon of Eaton and Betty Robbins of Middletown; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ella Behymer of Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mildred Hoskins; two brothers, Elisha Hoskins and Columbus Hoskins; and a sister, Mildred Schilling.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, followed by burial in Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton.
Dick E. Arnett
Dick E. Arnett, 61, of Oxford-Gettysburg Road, Eaton, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at his home.
Born Sept. 13, 1936, in Eldorado, he was the son of George A.C. and Eva Jane (Studebaker) Arnett. He had lived in Preble County all his life and was a 1954 graduate of Monroe High School. Mr. Arnett retired in May 1988 after 32 years at Armacost Elevator in Eaton. He was a member of Moose Lodge #329 of Greenville.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Ethel Mae (Richards) Arnett; three sons, Kevin E. Arnett of Brookville, Dickey E. Arnett Jr. of West Manchester and Scott E. Arnett of New Paris; three daughters, Holli S. Davis of Eaton, Cindy L. Phillips of Jamestown, N.Y., and Deanna J. Begley of Germantown; a brother, Esta J.W. Arnett of Twin Lakes, Mich.; a sister, June D. Lawrence of New Paris; and 16 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Brodrick, in 1985.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with the Rev. Bryan Rea officiating. Burial will be in Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home, where Moose Lodge services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad or to Bridgeview Baptist Church of Castine, 4811 Ohio 722, West Manchester, Ohio 45382.
Walter R. Powers
Walter Robert "Bob" Powers, 76, of Lakengren, Eaton, died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at his home.
Born Oct. 29, 1921, in Somerset, Ky., he was the son of the late Walter Scott and Lou Verna (Vanover) Powers. He retired in 1982 after 30 years as an electrician with the Inland Division of General Motors in Dayton. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a Radioman 1st Class. Mr. Powers was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Eaton.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Opal M. (Dishman) Powers; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David Thomas of Urbana, M. Karen Powers-Stubbs and husband Glenn Stubbs of West Elkton, Gail and Gary Mercer of Eaton; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Carrie Stubbs, Amanda and Erin Thomas; and a sister, Virginia Moefield of Georgetown, Ky.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Walton Calvin Powers.
Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 26, at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Vernon Hornsby of the Oxford Church of God officiating. There was no public calling. 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 Preble County Unit of the American Heart Association.