Frank Booso, 87, of Rockridge Road, Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Canterbury Care Center in New Lebanon.
Born Oct. 5, 1909, in Marathon, Ohio, he was the son of Minard R. and Rebecca Kate (Christie) Booso. He moved to Lewisburg in 1948, and was a retired Harrison Township farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Weiss) Booso, in 1993; 10 brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Iris Booso of Germantown, John and Nellie Booso, Donald and Betty Booso, all of Lewisburg; and Charles Booso of Dayton; daughters, Betty Fleming of Dayton and Mary Hargis of Lewisburg; a brother, Glenn Booso of Miamisburg; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Lehman officiating. Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association -- Preble County Unit.
Ralph E. Hardy
Ralph Edward Hardy, 76, of Ansonia, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997.
Born Jan. 19, 1920, in Camden, he was the son of Charles and Melva Hardy.
Survivors include one brother, Harry Hardy of Dayton; three sisters, Mary Cressell of Eaton, Opal Hardy of Somerville and Martha Hanauer of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 17, at R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. There was no visitation. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Lois E. Black
Lois E. Black died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Garden Manor Nursing Home in Middletown.
A native of New Paris, she received her B.S. in education from Miami University. Mrs. Black was employed as a teacher at Jefferson Township School, retiring in 1965.
She married Dale L. Black on June 18, 1925, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Pat Black of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Dale W. Black and DeDe Wagner; and three great-grandchildren, Robby and Brandon Black and Lane Wagner.
Funeral services and burial were held at the convenience of the family. Vitt, Stermer and Anderson Funeral Home, Cincinnati, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Foundation, 37 Handel Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45218.
Alfred A. Huffgarden
Alfred A. Huffgarden, 77, of 761 Vinland Drive, Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at his home.
He was a member of the Salem Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include his wife, Neva E. (Urig) Huffgarden; two sons, Gary Huffgarden of Conover, Ohio and Lonnie Huffgarden of Lewisburg; two daughters, Mrs. David (Judith) Kikendall of Loami, Ill., and Mrs. Roy (Linda) Redick of Fletcher, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Victor Huffgarden of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. J.R. (Bernice) Lightner of Trotwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew J. and Ruby V. (Sroufe) Huffgarden; and a sister, Juanita Kieffer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Hale-Sarver Funeral Home, West Milton, with Pastor Robert Kurtz and Pastor Alvin Cook officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Don Olterman, 63, of Camden died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati.
Born March 14, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of James and Lillian (Danielson) Olterman. He had lived and farmed in the Camden area since 1973, was a retired ironworker of 40 years, and worked for many years for Cyclone Fence. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Ike) Olterman, in 1983.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Deb Olterman, Darryl and Vicky Olterman, Mike and Robin Olterman, all of Camden, and Frank and Kim Olterman of Dewitt, Mich.; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Mark Wagner of Forest Park, and Darlene and Chris O'Conner of Gratis; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his twin brother, Franklin Olterman of Warren, Mich.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Camden with Father Francis Monnig officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 7721 N. Main St., Camden, Ohio 45311.
Rosalie S. Bailey
Rosalie S. Bailey, 75, of East South Street, Gratis, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg.
Born June 25, 1921 in Jackson, Ky., she was the daughter of Godfrey and Joan (Clemmons) Simms. She was a graduate of Hamilton High School and lived there for many years. Mrs. Bailey had retired from Miami University in 1982 where she had worked in the food service areas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bailey; her parents; and two brothers, Otis and Orlando Simms.
Survivors include a daughter, Carole Smith of Gratis; a brother, Thomas C. Simms of Hamilton; and a sister, Ogalie Pace of Brooksville, Fla.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 20, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.
Vernon P. Sherman
Vernon Pearl Sherman, 52, of 530 Parkview Drive, Eldorado, died of a heart attack Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at his home.
Born Oct. 5, 1944, in Hardin County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Jacob and Hannah (Born) Sherman, and had lived in Preble County since 1969.
Mr. Sherman held a B.S. degree in criminal justice from Indiana University; was a law enforcement teacher at Miami Valley Career Technology Center; a former Ohio State patrolman stationed at the OSP Eaton Post; and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren where he was a member of the Pathfinders' Sunday school class.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice L. (Laird) Sherman, whom he married June 3, 1967; two sons, Michael E. Sherman of Oceanside, Calif., and Steven P. Sherman of Eaton; two daughters, Margaret B. Sherman of Oceanside, Calif., and Clara E. Johnson of Eaton; three grandsons, Alex, Ryan and Vernon Sherman.
Also surviving are four brothers, Lester Sherman, Ralph Sherman, Dale Sherman and Jacob Sherman, all of Kenton, Ohio; three sisters, Mae Louise Scheiderer of Kenton, Rosa Nell Rader of Forest, Ohio, and Marian Jean Lyle of Alger, Ohio; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Sherman and Carl Sherman; and a sister, Ida Lou Sherman.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Craig H. Smith and the Rev. Greg A. Hyre officiating. Burial was in Wares Chapel Cemetery, West Manchester, where graveside military services were conducted. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Eaton Church of the Brethren.
Kathryn D. Lindsey
Kathryn D. Lindsey, 74, of Eaton, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at BrookHaven Nursing Center in Brookville after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 25, 1922, in Eldorado, she was the daughter of the late Kelch and Zelma (Goodwin) Duffield, and had lived in Preble County all her life. She was a graduate of Miami Jacobs Business College and was a secretary at Inland Mfg., Dayton, for 37 years. Mrs. Lindsey was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Eaton, and the Inland Retirees' Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Lindsey Jr., on Nov. 1, 1992.
Survivors include three sisters, Louise Stockslager of Lewisburg, Martha Shell of Arcanum and Beverly Ayers of Laredo, Texas; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or to the First Presbyterian Church.
Dale E. Buckingham
Dale E. Buckingham, 76, of Buckingham Lane, West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born Feb. 13, 1920, he was the son of Mardo and Barbara (Harry) Buckingham. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a former Twin Township Trustee for 32 years. Mr. Buckingham was a member of the Church of the Brethren, where he had held many offices; was a former Kiwanis member; and a lifetime member of the Horseshoe Club in Darke County,
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jane Buckingham; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Cheryl Buckingham of Centerville, Ohio, and Del and Lisa Buckingham of West Chester, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Tom Copp of Greenville; two grandchildren, Kelly Copp and Martin Buckingham; three brothers, Lowell Buckingham of Oakwood, Darrel "Tony" Buckingham of Centerville and Robert Buckingham of Trotwood; and one sister, Mary Marceil Gibson of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Emerson Buckingham; and a sister, Betty Gibson.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 20, at the West Alexandria Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Matthew Fike officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexandria Rescue Squad or to the Church of the Brethren.
Peter W. Smith
Peter W. Smith, 48, of Salem Road, Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at Hospice of Dayton.
Born May 7, 1948, in Troy, he was the son of Arthur E. and Anna M. (Wray) Smith. He had lived in Preble County since 1986, and was an area manager for 27 years with the Five Rivers Metroparks in Montgomery County. Mr. Smith was a 1967 graduate of Tipp City High School, a member of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association; American Farm Land Trust; Nature Conservation; Ohio FFA; was a Vietnam War veteran; and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.
Survivors include his wife, Susan (Whitaker) Smith; a son, Payton W. Smith of Lewisburg; daughters, Julia L. and Anna M. Smith, both of Lewisburg; and two sisters, Arlene W. Furlong and Christine W. Perkins, both of Troy.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Five Rivers Metroparks, 1375 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45414.