Larry A. Osborn
Larry Alan Osborn, 57, formerly of West Elkton, died Friday, Dec. 11, in Atlantis, Fla.
Born July 12, 1941, in Hamilton, he was the son of Charles and Harriet Osborn. He had lived in Florida for the last 15 years.
Survivors include nine sons, Kyle Osborn, Kory Osborn, Kerry Osborn, Kenneth Wooddell, Kevin Woodell, all of West Palm Beach, Fla., Kevin Osborn, Brian Osborn and Larry Osborn, all of Somerville, and Bret Osborn of Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Leah Brockway of Middletown; four brothers, Phil Osborn, Charles Osborn and Randy Osborn, all of Camden, and Gary Osborn of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a sister, Sandra Ketring of San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 21, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, followed by burial in Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton.
Warren Hoel, 77, of Camden died Sunday, Dec. 13, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Born May 14, 1921, in Somerville, he was the son of Frank and Alice (Geisler) Hoel. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and was employed at Hamilton Tool for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed gardening and operating a small vegetable stand near his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Pearl Thompson, Emmeline Leibrich and Alice Decker.
Survivors include his wife, Christine (Mullins) Hoel, whom he married Dec. 24, 1943, in Coleman, Texas; five children, Elaine (Joe) Spangler of Las Vegas, Nev., Linda (Mike) Head of Fairfield, Glenn G. (Nancy) Hoel of Limestone, Maine, Warren Alan (Julie) Hoel of Lillington, N.C., and Joanie (Nelson "Corky") Kirby of Camden; nine grandchildren; one grandson, Brian Abrams, who made his home with his grandparents for 14 years; a nephew and several cousins.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 18, at Camden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jackie Marshall officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden. R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camden United Methodist Church, 100 Lafayette St., Camden, Ohio 45311, or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 406, Eaton, Ohio 45320.
Kathleen Patrick, 83, of Mary Kay Drive, Gratis, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, at her home.
Born June 6, 1915, in Morgan County, Ky., she was the daughter of Emmett and Carma (Lewis) Bishop. She owned a grocery store for many years. Mrs. Patrick attended the First Baptist Church in Gratis, and was a member of OES #443 in Camden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Beecher Patrick, in 1985.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Frances Patrick of Gratis, Rex and Marilyn Patrick of Germantown, Ronald and Judy Patrick of Eureka, Ark.; a daughter and son-in-law, Geloria and Keith Grimme of Gratis; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gardner Bishop of Somerville; and a sister, Avenelle Combs of Camden.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 19, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, with the Rev. Hearon Carmack officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.
Kenneth H. Harrod
Kenneth H. Harrod, 67, of Lewisburg died Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Born Jan. 28, 1931, in Union, Ohio, he was the son of Carl and Audrey L. (Dunson) Harrod. He was a 1951 graduate of Verona High School, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired in 1987 after 37 years at GM-Harrison Radiator plant, was currently employed at Royal Z Lanes in Clayton, and was a former special deputy for the Preble County Sheriff's Department.
Mr. Harrod was a member of Paul Sodders Post #213 American Legion in Lewisburg, Antioch Temple AAONMS of Dayton, Masonic Lodge Libanus #80 F&AM and Eastern Star of Lewisburg, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite - Lodge Council Chapter Consistory - Valley of Dayton. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Doris J. (Brewer) Harrod; a son, Donald K. Harrod of Lewisburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Richard Hapner of Columbus; a brother, Larry L. Harrod of Lewisburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth M. and Harland Baughman of Englewood, Dorothy J. and Larry Mikesell of Eaton, and Nancy A. Wombold of Brookville; a grandson, Peter B. Hapner of Columbus; a special sister-in-law, Betty J. Campbell of Brookville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Harrod and Mildred P. Bush.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 19, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. David Justis officiating. Eastern Star, Masonic and Scottish Rite services were conducted Friday evening following visitation. Burial, with full military graveside services by the Preble County Veterans Honor Guard, was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, Lewisburg.
Vicie Lee Albert
Vicie Lee Albert, 72, of 115 W. Israel St., Eaton, died Thursday, Dec. 17, at her home after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 12, 1926, in Williamson, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Sedella (Judd) Fluty, and had lived in Preble County most of her life. She was retired after 20 years as a cafeteria worker at Bruce Elementary School in Eaton. Mrs. Albert was a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia L. Wenning of Eaton; five grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Meade of Pritchard, W. Va.; nieces and nephews; and a half sister, Hazel McCoy of Louisa, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron R. Albert, on Oct. 6, 1991; a daughter, Jeanne S. Gardner; a sister, Magdalene Endicott; and three brothers, Ray Fluty, Carl Fluty and Harold Fluty.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 21, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Greg A. Hyre officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Church of the Brethren, 1407 N. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.
Frank S. McWhinney
Frank Swain McWhinney, 90, of Worthington, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 17.
Born Nov. 27, 1908, he was the son of E. Elmer and Emma (Scheid) McWhinney. He was a 1931 graduate of Ohio State University, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Mr. McWhinney was a past director of Eaton National Bank until 1988. He had owned and operated his own farm while residing in the Eaton area.
Survivors include his wife, Berdine (Gaar) McWhinney; daughters, Sandra Barker of Pasadena, Calif., and Merryl (Michael) Lannelli of Miami, Fla.; a grandson, William Barker of California; and a granddaughter, Lynn (Alan) Bunn of Texas.
Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington, was in charge of arrangements.
Janet P. Cope
Janet Parker Cope, 56, of Hamilton, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, at her home.
She was born in Somerville, the daughter of John M. and Mary A. (Gardner) Parker. She graduated from Gratis High School, and was a member of the First Church of God in Hamilton.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Charles Cope; two sons, Jerry (Angelica) and John (Erin) of Hamilton; a grandson, Charlie; two brothers, Mack and Dick of Camden; four sisters, Wilma Cook of Milford, Del., Helen Bragg of Woodruff, S.C., Linda Hogg of Eaton and Laura Schaeffer of Camden; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a niece, Ellen Hogg.
Funeral services were at Brown Dawson Funeral Home, Hamilton, with Pastor Gebhart officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God Children's Video Library, Pleasant and Woodlawn Avenues, Hamilton, Ohio 45015.
Thomas L. Wing
Thomas L. Wing, 38, of Middletown, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
Born March 19, 1960, in Hamilton, he was the son of Hubert "Bud" and Frances (Dillion) Wing. He was a maintenance technician by trade.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Wing.
Survivors include his companion, Suzi Jackson; one daughter, Kaitlin of Middletown; three sons, Thomas L. Jr. of Oxford, Michael and Brandon of Middletown; his father, Hubert L. "Bud" Wing of West Elkton; one sister, Barbara Wing of Middletown; and two brothers, Timothy (Carol) Wing of Kingston, Tenn., and Kenneth (Laurie) Wing of Bellevue, Fla.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, with the Rev. Harold Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton.
Luther F. Ogg
Luther F. Ogg, 96, of Eaton died Saturday, Dec. 19, at his home.
Born Nov. 16, 1902, in Berea, Ky., he was the son of the late Thomas and Betty Ogg, and had lived in Preble County most of his life. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include a daughter, Opal I. King of Olympia, Wash.; a son, Cecil C. Ogg of Eaton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary H. (Henderson) Ogg, on March 6, 1990; a brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Robert W. French officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria.
Nancy B. Knaff
Nancy B. Knaff, 74, of West Alexandria, died Saturday morning, Dec. 19, at her home.
Born Jan. 10, 1924, in Harriman, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James and Anne (Bazel) Smith. She had worked for a number of years in the produce department at Hammond/Zuke's IGA in West Alexandria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Kyker Knaff, on June 13, 1994; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include sons, John W. Knaff, Eddie K. Knaff, Terry A. Knaff, Michael A. Davis, Phillip Hall, all of West Alexandria; and Albert Davis of Eaton; daughters, Audrey J. Knaff, Sharon A. Curd and Karen L. Malave, all of West Alexandria.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Curtis Knaff, Lyndsey Knaff, Nicholas Knaff, Audrey Knaff, Sheena Allison, Clarissa Knaff and Page Brierly; step-grandchildren, Leoana Curd and Alisha Curd; a sister, Bertha E. McCaleb of Bakersfield, Calif.; a special niece, Ruby J. Boyd of Harriman, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria. Burial will be in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexandria EMS.
Mary E. Ulrich
Mary E. Ulrich, 99, a resident of Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton, died Friday, Dec. 18, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Born Aug. 30, 1899, in Lanier Township, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Virgie (Parrish) Gregg. She was a teacher in the Lanier Township Schools. Mrs. Ulrich was a member of the Camden Presbyterian Church, the Camden Philamatheon Club, Kappa Kappa Chi and Delta Theta Tau sororities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. Ulrich, whom she married Aug. 25, 1926, in Covington, Ky.; and an infant daughter, Janet Mary Ulrich.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane Lindsey of Camden and Joan Wulf of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Leslie Poulelis of Cincinnati, Laurie (Ron) Grimme of Union, Ky., Matthew Wulf of Cincinnati, Mark (Penny) Lindsey of Miamisburg and Marcia (Lee) Adams of Camden; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 21, at R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home, Camden, with the Rev. William Walthour officiating. Burial was in Twin Valley Cemetery near Gratis.