Sue Good, formerly of Yellow Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 19, at
Croasdaile Village in Durham, N.C. She was 81 years of age.
Born Suzanne Judd Sanney on Jan. 22, 1921, in Clifton Springs, N.Y.,
she graduated as valedictorian from Upper Darby High School, in
Pennsylvania, in 1937. In 1941, she received a bachelor of arts degree
with distinction in psychology from the University of Rochester, where
she was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa. She attended graduate school at
the Merrill-Palmer Institute in Detroit.
Following her marriage on Oct. 31, 1942, to Donald Roth Good of
Libertyville, Ill., Sue and Donald moved to Yellow Springs, where Don
was doing research work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. They
continued to live and raise their family in Yellow Springs, where Sue
worked for the Fels Research Institute and Antioch Education Abroad.
Sue and Don were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church.
After Don’s death in 1984, Sue continued to volunteer at the Yellow
Springs Library and the Senior Center. She also traveled extensively
throughout Europe, Australia, the Far East and the Caribbean.
Following a stroke in 2000, Sue recuperated at Outlook Pointe in
Xenia. She had recently moved to the Croasdaile Village assisted
living facility in Durham, N.C.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Lee Michael, and her husband,
George, of Mason, Ohio; her son, Steven Spencer Good, and his wife,
Joan, of Durham, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Catherine Ruth, Steven
Robert and Ann Marie Good, and Andrew Roth Michael.
A memorial service will be held in December when all the family will
be able to gather in Yellow Springs to celebrate Sue’s life. The
family requests that memorial gifts be given to the Yellow Springs
Community Foundation or to the First Presbyterian Church to further
the maintenance fund started in memory of Donald R. Good.
Jasmine Michelle Benton
Jasmine Michelle Benton, infant triplet daughter of former Yellow
Springs residents Ronald Anthony and Debra Michelle (Acton) Benton,
who now live in Amesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Children’s
Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Aug. 14, 2002. She was a strong little girl and a real
fighter. She touched many people’s hearts during her nine weeks of
She was preceded in death by her triplet brother Michael Anthony;
paternal great-grandparents, Edward and Mary Benton; and maternal
great-grandparents, Robert Acton Jr. and Charles and Donna Bauer.
She is survived by her triplet brother Anthony Edward Benton; paternal
great-grandparents, George and Jeannette McDonald of Yellow Springs;
maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Acton of Yellow Springs; paternal
grandparents, Donna Benton of Rockford, Ill., and Ron and Jean Benton
of Springfield; maternal grandparents Ralph and Melanie Acton of
Yellow Springs; two aunts and their spouses, Donna and Paul Evans of
Enon and Diane and Eric Johnson of Beavercreek; one uncle, David Acton
of Yellow Springs; and four cousins, William and Melanie Evans and
Jaden and Jayme Johnson.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 26, with Pastor Norman H.
Colemand III of Richland United Methodist Church officiating.
Contributions in Jasmine’s memory may be made to the Children’s
Hospital, NICU, Attn: Jill Beverly, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus,
Eleanore Ophelia Edwards of Cincinnati and formerly of Yellow Springs
died Sunday, Sept. 22, in The Meadows in Cincinnati. She was 98 years
Born on Nov. 27, 1903, in Union City, Tenn., she was the daughter of
William S. and Savanna G. (Hunger) Edwards.
She graduated from Wilberforce University with a teaching certificate.
She received her bachelor of arts degree from McKendree College in
Lebanon, Ill., and went to graduate school at the University of
Illinois. She was a teacher for 40 years and taught in public and
Catholic schools in East St. Louis, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Ralph, Hugh,
Bruce, William, Frank and Floyd; three sisters, Josephine Hughes,
Ethel Colby and Pauline Sykes.
She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling
Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. Burial was in Glen Forest
John MaloneJohn "Jack" Edward Malone of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.,
formerly of Dayton and Yellow Springs, died Saturday, Sept. 21, at
Hospice of Dayton. He was 80 years of age.
Born July 25, 1922, in Washington, Ky., he was the son of James and
Elizabeth (Foley) Malone.
He served in London, Paris and Scotland as a control tower operator
during World War II. He returned to the U.S. to earn degrees from
Moorehead University, study at several other universities and begin a
noteworthy career as an educator. He taught at Flemingsburg and Paris,
Ky., and Trotwood and Englewood, and became the superintendent of
Clayton schools at age 33.
In subsequent years, he served as principal of Yellow Springs High
School for 16 years, during which it was chosen as one of the 30 model
schools in the U.S. He also served as assistant superintendent of
Northmont schools and Dayton city schools and as a supervisor in Clark
He was a John Hays Fellow and received numerous other educational awards.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald, Thomas, James and Vincent.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Day) Malone;
children, Michael Malone and his wife, Julie, of San Francisco, John
Steven Malone and his wife, Kathryn, of Yellow Springs, Mollye F.
Malone of Yellow Springs, Kathleen Malone of Surfside City, S.C.,
Margaret Larson and her husband, Michael, of Fayetteville, N.C., and
Amy Fugate and her husband, Anthony, of Springfield; seven
grandchildren, Matthew and John David Larson, John Michael Malone and
Mollye K. Malone; Joseph and Jacob Fugate and John "Jack" Hudson
Malone; two sisters, Elizabeth (Wayne) Bell of Lexington, and Mary Jo
Pfeffer of Washington, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in St. Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The family was served by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral
Donations may be made to the John Malone Scholarship Fund at Yellow
Springs High School, 420 East Enon Road, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 or
Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.
Harold Joseph Finn of Yellow Springs died Monday, March 31. He was 68.
He was born on July 13, 1934, in Yellow Springs, the son of Thomas and
Josephine (Phillips) Finn.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and belonged to the Oldtimer’s Club.
For more than 40 years he filled many roles for Miami Township,
including firefighter, emergency squad member and mechanic. As the
Township’s mechanical wiz, he maintained 18 trucks, including 13
firetrucks. In addition, he kept a police scanner in his house and
made almost every run with Miami Township Fire-Rescue until the early
For 20 years, he served as the Township’s road superintendent, a
position he held until he retired in 1999.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Ronald Finn.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha (See) Finn; a daughter,
Donna Battle of Yellow Springs; three sons and a daughter-in-law, John
and Lynn Finn of Yellow Springs, Robert Finn of Fairborn, and Tony
Finn of Miami; one brother, James T. Finn of Yellow Springs; two
sisters, Peggy Ann Hull and Rita Finn, both of Xenia; three
grandchildren, Tyrone Battle, Sarah Finn and Matthew Finn, all of
Yellow Springs; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family Thursday (today), 6–8 p.m., in the
Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs.
Services will be held tomorrow (Friday), 11 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic
Church. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oldtimer’s Club Love Cupboard,
in care of Wendall and Wilda Anderson, 3071 East Spring
Valley-Paintersville Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385.
Kenneth Robert Corry died Monday, March 31, at Salinas Memorial
Hospital, Calif., following two months of acute illness. He was 61.
Ken was born Dec. 4, 1941, in West Liberty, at the home of his
He attended his junior and senior years at and graduated from Bryan
High School in 1959. He graduated from college in North Carolina and
from Air Force Officers Training School in Texas.
He retired in 1978 after 13 years in the Air Force, where he served as
captain and navigator on an AC130 in the Vietnam War. He was employed
by Monterey County, Calif., where he had lived for the past 13 years.
He was an accomplished punster. He loved nature, philosophy and music,
and returned to his childhood home on Allen Street in Yellow Springs
often to visit.
He will be missed for his gentle nature, his wry sense of humor and
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene L. Corry, and his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Donelia of Monterey, Calif.; his mother,
Mary E. Corry of Yellow Springs; two sisters, Mary Jane Short and her
husband, Bill, of Yellow Springs, and Martha J. Givens and her
husband, William, of Enon; three nieces, two nephews, one great-niece,
one great-nephew, and an extended loving family of aunts, cousins and
many close friends.
A private burial will be held in Monterey, Calif.
George E. Muldrow of Springfield died on Sunday, March 30, in
Heartland of Springfield. He was 85.
He was born March 12, 1918, in Wilmington, N.C., the son of William
and Emily (White) Muldrow.
Mr. Muldrow served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Morris
Bean & Company, where he work for more than 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fleta Muldrow; two
sisters, Thelma Cash and Lillian Pinkney; and one brother, Lloyd
He is survived by one daughter, Emily Muldrow of Detroit; grandchild,
Crystal Muldrow of Oak Park, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews and
Visitation will be held tomorrow (Friday), 10 a.m.–noon, at the
Porter-Qualls Funeral Home Springfield Chapel, with the family present
at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at noon in the funeral home,
with the Rev. Carl Hutchins officiating. He will be buried in Dayton
National Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
Charles Friend Jr.
Retired Major Charles W. Friend Jr. died Saturday, March 22, at
Southeast Missouri Hospital following a brief illness. He was 55.
Major Friend was born June 12, 1947, in Fairborn, the son of Charles
and Peggy Friend.
He graduated in 1965 from Greenon High School in Enon and attended
Ohio University. He was commissioned as an Army engineer officer in
1967 and became green beret and airborne jump master-qualified before
serving tours of duty in Vietnam. Major Friend was awarded two Silver
Stars, two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star for Valor, the Vietnamese
Cross for Gallantry and numerous other awards for bravery in battle.
He served as Army advisor to the 203rd National Guard Engineer
Battalion in Joplin, Mo., prior to serving with HHC, 135th Engineer
CBT GP in Cape Giradeau until his retirement in 1987.
From 1987 to 1993, he was vice president of Honest Abe Construction in
Jackson, Mo. In 1993, he joined Delta Companies as president of its
Apex Paving, Inc., a position he held until his death.
He and Margaret Foster were married Feb. 28, 1970, at Fort Leonard Wood.
Friend was active in youth sports in Cape Giradeau and coached a
number of teams. He was recently named Southeast Missouri Senior
Olympic Racquetball Champion.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his son, Charles Champion
Friend; his parents; five siblings, Helen Southall of Columbus, Susie
Friend of Phoenix, Edlene Flannery of Yellow Springs, Sandra Friend of
Surfside, Fla., and Paul E. Friend of Catharpin, Va.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, at Burcham Funeral Home
in Fairborn. Burial was in Enon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may
be made to the American Heart Association, the Humane Society of
Southeast Missouri or the charity of one’s choice.
Mildred A. Salyer of Cedarville died Thursday, March 27, at her home.
She was 65.
She was born May 14, 1937, in Sabina, the daughter of Esty Willard and
Jennie (Mendenhall) Spurlock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, William Hewitt and Rob
Hewitt; and a brother, Richard Spurlock.
She is survived by her children, Lester and Sheila Hewitt of
Cedarville, Margaret Hamilton of Jamestown, Peggy and Louis Henry of
Lakeview, Janie and Albert Boblitt of Clifton and Carl Hewitt of
Cedarville; grandchildren, Tonya, Alysia, Carey, Laura, Bill, Angie,
Sonya, Missy, Lisa, Bob, Louie, David, Harley, Josh, Jessy, Alan, Amy,
Carl Jr., Crystal and Angel; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Aileen and Orlyn Rose of Xenia, Margaret and Ronald
King of Xenia, Helen and Gayne Rose of Xenia and Dorothy Potts of
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. McColaugh
Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Richard B. Woodward
Richard B. Woodward of Dayton, formerly of Yellow Springs, died
Monday, March 24, at Maria Joseph Living Care Center in Dayton. He was
He was a native of Steelton, Pa., and had been a Dayton resident for a
number of years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a
retired employee of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
He lived in Yellow Springs from 1966 to the early 1980s. He was very
active in the community and was a member of several organizations,
including local Parent Teacher Organizations, the Yellow Springs Lions
Club and the Optimist Club. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in
Xenia and his children are all graduates of Yellow Springs High
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Winifred Woodward.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lovie E. Woodward; his daughters
and son-in-law, Colette Strickland, Michelle and Gerald Griffith and
Gayle Simmons; grandchildren, Sara Strickland, Richard Michael
Strickland and Trevon Baker; special aunts, Delmonte Sloane and Ann
Schrader; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 31, at St. Margaret’s
Episcopal Church in Dayton, with interment at Dayton National
Cemetery. The House of Wheat Funeral Home in Dayton was in charge of
Charles Elliott Spencer died Tuesday, March 25, in Cedarville. He was 94.
He was born in Springfield, the son of Charles and Cora (Gill) Spencer.
He was a graduate of Springfield High School. He received a bachelor
of science from Cedarville College in 1933, and a master’s of chemical
engineering from Ohio State University.
He worked as a research chemist for Industrial Rayon in Covington,
Va., and Aluminum Company of America in New Kensington, Pa.
Mr. Spencer and his wife, Doris (Swaby) Spencer, returned to Ohio in
1945, where they began farming near Clifton, and farmed until
retirement. He lived with the Sweet family for the past three years.
Mr. Spencer was an active member of the Clifton United Presbyterian
Church and was a 4-H Club advisor for the Clifton Flying Farmers for a
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Doris; his parents; and
six brothers and sisters, Myrtle Rosenberry (Frank), John Spencer
(Bertha), Lida Dickerson (Roy), Martin Luther Spencer (Helen), Laura
Price (Paul), and Cora Sheridan (Foster).
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles Alfred and
Janet Spencer of Bangor, Maine; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and
William Sweet of Berea; granddaughters, Lisa Marie Spencer, Berlin,
Germany, Rebecca Sweet Saldirdak (Gokhan) of New York City and Sarah
Jane Sweet of Berea; grandchildren, Charles Edward and Debra Spencer
of Billerica, Mass., and Robert Spencer Sweet of Berea; a
great-grandson, Arman William Saldirdak of New York City; and a number
of other family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be
made to the Clifton United Presbyterian Church, 187 North Jackson
Street, Clifton, OH 45316. The Rev. Arby Conn will conduct a memorial
service in the church in May.