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Family Obituaries

Classmates' deaths will always be recorded in the In Memory link (at the top of the page). This is the place for recent obituaries or news of spouses, siblings, parents and teachers.


Brother of Wendy Smith Harris

Wendy Smith Harris wanted to let classmates know of the death of her brother:

My brother Steven Smith passed away while in the Dayton Veterans Hospice on August 10th, 2017. He attended Fairborn High. He was 70 years old. Myself, my two sisters and his two daughters were with him when he passed.


Brother of Patti Barcelona Lyon

James “Jim” D. Barcelona of Dublin, OH, father, son, and brother, passed away at the age of 70 on Saturday, December 23, 2017, after a long battle with Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases.

He is survived by his beloved four children, Christopher (Jamie); Emily (Chris); Alexandra; and Robert; his mother, Patricia; sisters, Patti and Jane; brother Jerry and grandchildren, Beckett, Olivia, Adair, and Lucy. Jim will be forever remembered by his nieces, extended family, and dear friends.


Mother of classmate Mike Impson

Norma Maxine Impson, 89 of Fairborn, passed away peacefully Dec. 24. She is survived by husband Leon, 
daughter Patricia, and son Mike; one son John predeceased her. Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be missed by all.

No more information at this time.


Father of classmate Christy Alvord Harper

1924-2017

Ray Warren Alvord, loving husband, father, father-in law, grandpa, son, and friend, passed away at home December 17, 2017, with his loving wife and family by his side. Ray was born in North Ogden, Utah, September 13, 1924 to George I. Alvord and Sarah Luella Campbell Alvord. He was the youngest of five boys. His brothers, Lloyd, Vern, Carl, Paul, and their spouses are all deceased. Ray married Bonnie Lou Irwin in San Bernardino, California, August 28, 1949, and this began their 68 years together.

Ray was once described as a “Man of Many Careers”. From a humble beginning on a North Ogden dairy farm, he became a military leader, PhD research Psychologist, writer, dean of a graduate management program, university administrator, professor, international advisor and business executive. Ray served as a USAF officer from 1950 to 1972, in the US and abroad, retiring as a Colonel. During those years he served in many capacities in England, Japan, and various cities throughout the US. During those years he received a Master’s Degree, and then later, a PhD in Psychological Studies from Stanford University.

There were many other intermingled life experiences and community service opportunities that Ray enjoyed. These included service with Utah State Office of Child Care, Provo Senior Citizen’s Center, and Provo’s Cable Board. Ray was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has served in many leadership and teaching positions.

Ray loved his wife, children, and grandchildren and left them with many wise and humorous “nuggets” of wisdom that they fondly repeat often.

Ray is survived by his beloved spouse, Bonnie Lou, and three of their four children: Christy Rae Harper (Randy) of St. George, Utah; Kirk Warren Alvord (Jennifer) of Alpine, Utah; and Alyson Plowman (Jeff) of Dallas, Texas; as well as 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Ray will be met on the other side by his eldest son, Gregg Irwin Alvord (Bonnie Merrill), who preceded him in death 29 years ago from an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in the Pleasant View 4th Ward Chapel, 350 East 2950 North, Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Utah at 3:30 p.m. the same day. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.


Teacher, Fred Elliott

Fred Elliott (1940 - 2017)

FAIRBORN — Fred B. Elliott, age 77 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday December 13, 2017. He was born October 14, 1940 in Richmond, IN, the son of the late Homer and Eleanor (Barr) Elliott. Fred graduated from Fairmont High School and Bowling Green State University, where he played on the 1959 National Championship football team. He was employed as an industrial arts teacher with Fairborn City Schools where he taught drafting, woods, metals, and graphic arts; retiring in 1992 after 30 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, snowmobiling, and spending time at the family cabin in Canada. Fred loved his family and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's music and sporting events. He was a member of St. Brigid Parish in Xenia and attended St. Francis of Assisi in Walford, Ontario while in Canada. A devoted Dayton Flyers fan, he and his wife have been men's basketball season ticket holders for the last 43 years. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Roberta "Bert"; two children, Lorie (Stephen) Lamb of Fairborn, Bill (Wende) Morgan-Elliott of Kettering; five grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah Lamb, Max, Jack, and Mali Morgan-Elliott; a brother, Tom (Linda) Elliott of Kettering; as well as nieces, nephews, other extended family, and a host of friends here and in Canada. The family will receive friends on Monday December 18, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 312 Fairground Rd., Xenia, Father John Krumm Celebrant. Burial will follow at the Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 120 W. Apple St., Dayton, OH 45402 -or- www.StVincentDayton.org/memorial. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Mother of classmate Gary Meyer

Kearney Mae (Warner) Meyer, age 82 of Fairborn, passed away peacefully at her home on November 30, 2017. She was born October 23, 1935 in Beattyville, Kentucky to Alton P. (Sam) Warner and Rosa Lee Shull. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 52 years, Eugene K. Meyer, whom she married on January 26, 1952, brothers Everett (Jack) and Alton (Shug) Warner, sister Barbara (Babs), stepbrothers George Guy Jr and Ronnie C. Moore. She is survived by her sons, Gary of MD, David of Fairborn, Mark (Deanna) of AZ and Jeff (Trish) of VA, 9 grandchildren, Jessica Somers (Bert), Zachary, Emily, Elijah, Isaac, Cameron, Jesse, Robert, Tiffany Meyer and 3 great-grandchildren, Audrey, Evelynn and Garret Somers, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. She enjoyed Bible study, watching baseball on TV, working crossword puzzles, bowling and was a big fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. She was a member of the Miami Valley Bible Church. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.  
 

 

Sister of classmate Rick Hammond

KATHY L. HAMMOND DODSON, CLASS of 1975 Kathy (Kat) Lynn Dodson, age 61 of Fairborn, OH, died Wednesday, November 22,2017, surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her father, Ray; mother, Joyce; and sister, Debbie Hammond. She is survived by her loving daughters, Michelle Wooldridge and Jade Peterson; grandchildren, Cody Watts, Taylor Jarvis, Kaylee Peterson, Avery Peterson, and Breclyn Peterson; great-granddaughter, Rylnn, and great granddaughter, Hailey, due in December. Kat was one of eight children and has three surviving brothers, Rick (FHS-71) Hammond; Tony Hammond;, and Joe Hammond; and three surviving sisters, Jackie, Terri, and Lisa; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved Jack Russell dog, Fancy. Kat was a loving, caring, and fun mother, as well as doting grandmother and beloved sister. She enjoyed riding Harleys, bird watching, and taking care of her dog, Fancy. She will be missed by all. SERVICE: Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm F.O.E. of Fairborn 509 Sports Street Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 878-9332


Mother of deceased classmate Joyce Faye

Nancy Alene Laymon, age 89 of Fairborn, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday October 14, 2017.  She was born September 26, 1928 in Monterey, TN, the daughter of the late Elvin C. and Nancy A. Phillips.  Nancy was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Fairborn for 57 years, working with the Children Ministries for many of those years. Among other careers in her life, she owned and operated a cake decorating business for over 40 years.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie G. in 1981; a daughter Joyce Faye in 2016; three brothers, Dalous Phillips, Delmer Phillips, Claude Phillips; and two sisters, Dalpha Koeller, and Kathryn Wysong.  She is survived by two daughters, Linda Laymon and Vickie Harris; one son, Larry Laymon; two grandchildren, Greg Harris and Dustin Harris (Sabrina Pryor); one sibling, Loretta Myers; two dear friends that are like sons, Garry Finton and Leonard Einfeldt; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.  The family will receive friends on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn.  A funeral service will be held on Friday October 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview Dr., Fairborn, Dr. David Rakes officiating.  Burial will follow at the Byron Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Fairborn designated to the children’s church. 


 Brother of classmate Debbie Flatter Davis

Thomas E. Flatter of Fairborn, Ohio passed on September 23, 2017 after his battle with cancer.  Tom was a graduate of Park Hills High School, class of 1981.  He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Joe Flatter, Sr.  He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Flatter; a daughter, Anna McGraw; mother, Betty Flatter; a brother, Joe Flatter, Jr.; two sisters, Debbie Flatter Davis, Kathleen Flatter Baker; two nephews, Scott Flatter, Jim Tober; two nieces, Beth Hutchinson, Megan Baker; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Private Services.  Memorial contributions may be made to your local cancer society. 


Son of classmate Bev Moore Maynard

Maynard, Sean Adam, age 39 went home to be with Lord on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was born on June 24, 1978 the son of Ray and Bev Maynard. Sean was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William “Bill” Streeter and his uncle, Mike Moore. He is survived by his loving wife Jennifer; two daughters, Tiffany and Rachel and his granddaughter, Chloe; three sisters, Wendy, Nicki and Tessie; and many others relatives including, Sean, Desirae and Hayden. 
Sean touched the lives of many people, including numerous close friends. He also enjoyed various recreational activities.
He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all that knew him.
A Gathering of Friends will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1-3 PM at the Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.jacksonlytle.com


Mother of Class Vice President Tim Garrigan

Johnnie Ruth Garrigan passed away comfortably in her sleep Tuesday afternoon after an amazing life involving civic, education, and business leadership in the Fairborn area.  Born in Independence, KY, Johnnie was the youngest of 7 sisters and grew up on a farm in Pleasant Plain, Ohio, walking a mile each way to school.   After World War II, she met and married Ken Garrigan, moving to Chicago where the two  tore up that city for 5 years.  In 1955, the couple relocated to Fairborn where Ken took a job at Wright-Patterson, AFLC.  They purchased a home off Main Street at 70 South Pleasant St ( no longer there) and built a family and an exciting life.  Johnnie quickly found her calling in community involvement, helping to launch Fairborn Civic Music, bringing world class musicians, concerts, and events to the Fairborn HS auditorium.  After a brief stint in real estate, she became the secretary to the principal at Central Elementary School and later Palmer Elementary, from 1961-1986.  A trip to the principal’s office meant first facing up to Mrs. Garrigan.  After a visit to Seattle in 1979, she was inspired to begin Fairborn’s first recycling program, mobilizing the community with a voluntary glass and bottle drop-off every Saturday.  She also became involved in Fairborn’s first Beautification Program and raised money, support, and votes for numerous Fairborn education bond levies. 

Johnnie made her largest contribution to our community by founding and leading Teen Age Club (TAC), for the Fairborn YMCA. Beginning in 1959 through 1972, TAC became the largest ongoing weekly activity for Fairborn’s teens, with dances after every FHS home football and basketball game, with some events drawing 1000 teens.  Along with year-round organized hayrides, Easter egg hunts, ice skating, and cookouts, Johnnie’s completely volunteer effort touched thousands of teen-agers’ lives while raising monies for the Fairborn YMCA.  Her efforts with TAC were recognized by the Sertoma Club which honored her with The Service-to-Mankind Award from the Fairborn Chapter in 1969. Johnnie’s long and rich life would not have been possible without the love and support of her amazing family, friends, and the people of Fairborn. Johnnie Ruth is survived by her son, Tim and his wife Annie and her three grandchildren, Jack, Natalie, and Michael.  Services celebrating Johnnie’s life will be held this Saturday, September 23rd, at Belton Funeral Home in Fairborn, 422 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd.  Viewing begins at 2:30 with services at 4pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of Dayton. We will all miss Johnnie’s energy, zest for life, and loving smile.


Mother of classmate Norma Callison Taylor and deceased classmate John Callison

FAIRBORN — Geraldine Mae Callison 89 of Fairborn, passed away peacefully Monday, August 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Albert Allen Callison in 1999, one son John Allen Callison, her parents Cory Carl and Florence Edith (Davidson) Clark, son-in-law Alfred Combs, great-grandson Justin Byron Combs, best friend of 60 years Mrs. Mona Wilson, 2 brothers and 6 sisters. Geraldine leaves to cherish her memory one son and daughter-in-law Jesse & Mary Callison of Fairborn, five daughters and three sons-in-law Patricia Ann Combs of Fairborn, Susan Marie and Carey Morrison of AZ, Mary Katherine and Donald Donlon, Norma Jean and Robert Taylor all of FL, Donna L. Baker of Fairborn. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and pet dog Albert. Geraldine retired from the SS Kresge (Kmart) Co., was member of the former Rona Missionary Church now Missionary Church of Fairborn. Geraldine loved her family and was mom and grandma to everyone. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at the Burcham–Tobias Funeral Home, 119 East Main Street, Fairborn, Monday, August 14, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm. A Celebration of Geraldine's life will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Majors presiding. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Messages of sympathy and support to her family may be made at: www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.


Sister of classmate William Lovely and deceased classmate Patty Lovely

Vickie Lovely Hulen, age 58, of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Fairborn, OH, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, after complications from heart bypass surgery. Vickie was born October 12, 1958, to Nelson and Beulah Lovely, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alice and Patricia; and one brother, Timothy. She is survived by her son, James (Cassie) Musslewhite; her daughter, Rebecca (Todd) Gray; her granddaughter, Jade Gray; six brothers, Doyle (Darlene) Lovely; Roy (Carol) Lovely; William Lovely; Ed (Hazel) Lovely; Randy (Angela) Lovely; James (Lisa) Lovely; two sisters, Sharon (Norm) Boyle; and Sandra (Russ) Warren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all dearly loved her. Vickie was a 1976 graduate of Park Hills High School. She was an avid homemaker and enjoyed cooking for others. Vickie had such a giving spirit, and despite her many health issues, was always smiling and willing to help anyone. She requested to be cremated. There will be a memorial service later


.Brother of classmate Ron Morgan

Tony Craig Morgan age 63, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital.. He was born December 28, 1953, in Dayton, OH, to Eugene and Vernia (Jones) Morgan. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene. Tony leaves to cherish his memory, his loving mother Vernia; brothers Ron (Sherry) Morgan; Tim (Deanna) Morgan; beloved nieces and nephews, Tosha (Jeff) Couchot; Ty (Dawn) Morgan; Jake (Ashley) Morgan; Kayla Beth Morgan; Jonathan (Nicole) Gray; Christopher Gray; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews, and friends. A lifelong resident of Fairborn, Tony worked at GM-Delco Products and was a member of Fairborn Park Hills High School’s first graduating class in 1972. A talented athlete, Tony was a standout wrestler, captain of the football team and the school’s first Homecoming King. His interests and hobbies included reading, martial arts, guitars, and spending time with his parents and nieces and nephews. A kind and generous son, brother, uncle, and friend, Tony will be greatly missed. VISITATION: Wednesday, August 2, 2017,11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. SERVICE: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Newcomer Funeral Home and Crematory 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road Beavercreek, OH 45432 (937) 429-4700 INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery and Mausoleum 3256 Trebein Road Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 878-9700 RECEPTION: Dinner (following Interment) Pleasant Grove Missionary Church 491 W Hyde Road Yellow Springs, OH 45387 (937) 767-8011 Condolences: www.newcomer


Brother of classmate Pat Vince (David was in the Class of 1969)

David M. Silcott, Jr., age 66 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday June 27, 2017.  He was born June 6, 1951 in Waverly, Ohio, the son of the late David M. Sr. and Irene M. (Yoakum) Silcott.  David was employed at Cemex as an inventory specialist; and was a proud member of Local D357 I.B.B., where he served as financial secretary.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Silcott; and a sister, Diana Henderson.  He is survived by three children, Brett (Shannon) Silcott of Beavercreek, Sara Silcott of North Carolina, Jesse Silcott of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Savannah, Mason, Mia; brother, James (Evelyn) Silcott of Fairborn;  sister, Pat Vince of Fairborn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  The family will receive friends on Sunday July 2, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Monday July 3, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., Pastor H. Wesley Barnhill officiating.  Burial will follow at the Byron Cemetery. 


Mother of Classmate Barbara Franks Wellmeier

Betty E. Stratton Whitsel, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, June 16, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doyt Stratton and Hazel (Stratton) Clark; sister, Joy (George) Campbell; and son, Richard Franks.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil; brother, Nelson (Carol) Clark; daughters, Rebecca (Daniel) Mitchell; Barbara (David) Wellmeier; sons, James (Teresa) Hart; and Jack Hart; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her step-children, Earnest (Sandy) Tate; Warren (Anne) Tate; Lela Tate; Virgil (Melody) Whitsel, Jr; Sherman Whitsel; and Henrietta Kay Whitsel.
A former President of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Post 3958, Betty was a long serving member of the Eagles Ritual Team, Post 2641. She will be remembered for her strong will, generosity, and tremendous love for her family and friends. I
VISITATION: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
SERVICE: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Newcomer Funeral Home and Crematory, North Chapel
Condolences: www.newcomerdayton.com


Sister of Classmate Sarah Robinson Prueter

Patricia Robinson Johnson, age 67 of Old Hickory, TN passed away May 21, 2017.  She was born May 13, 1950 in Fairborn, OH to the late Harold Lee Robinson III and the former Sarah Doris Smith.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James Harold Johnson.  

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jeanette Baird; sisters, Sarah (Bill) Prueter, Jennifer Robinson and Margaret (Bradley) Arnold; brother, Harold (Laurin) Robinson IV; grandchildren, Gunner and Reno Baird; great-grandchildren, Elyas and Eva Baird; step-daughters, Patricia Rollins and Roxanne Johnson; step-sons, Jerry, Stan, Jeff and Steve Johnson; 13 step-grandchildren, 13 great- step-grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service to celebrate Mrs. Johnson’s life will be conducted at  2 p.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Old Hickory Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.


Mother of classmate Jack Haney

Catherine Louise Batdorf Haney, age 90, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at Oaks of West Kettering. She was born September 7, 1926, to Howard and Inez (King) Batdorf. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Doy C. Haney; her sister, Frances Motter; her brother, Harold Batdorf; and her daughter, Carol Haney Nicholas.

She is survived by her children Linda (Charles) Gossett of Powell, OH; and Jack (Margaret) Haney of Newton Falls, OH; grandchildren, Rebecca (Timothy) Bond; Brian Nicholas; Carter (Jen) Varn; Jacy (Derrek) Hamilton; Maureen (Michael) Shugars; Patrick (Amanda) Haney; Meredith Rose; and Michael and Eileen Haney. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren.

INTERMENT: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Byron Cemetery
3256 Trebein Road
Fairborn, OH 4532

Condolences: www.morris-sons.


Father of Classmate Louisa Laurents Miller

Louis V. Laurents, Jr., age 91 of Fairborn, died Saturday May 6, 2017.  He was born on April 6, 1926 in Lake Arthur, LA, the son of the late Louis V., Sr. and Evelyn (Green) Laurents.  Louis served his country in the US Air Force and followed with employment in civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB, retiring in 1995 after 50 years of combined federal service.  Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jaunita W. (Dickison) on February 24, 1999; brothers, Ben and Granville; and a sister, Rose.  He is survived by five daughters, Eileen E. Valentino (Richard), Renee E. Mehan (Ramesh), Jennie L. Weber (Clayton), Louisa E. Miller (Curvin), Lounita E. Howard; a son, Louis Vinson Laurents, III (Margaret); as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at the Fairborn Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3080 Bell Drive, Fairborn, Bishop Kevin Ball officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service.  Burial with military honors will follow at the Byron Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton -or- a charity of your choice.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. 


Mother of Classmate Bonnie Underwood Hill

Janet G. Underwood, age 83 of Fairborn, passed away Thursday April 20, 2017.  She was born November 4, 1933 in Pax, West Virginia, the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Rhodes) Nicholas.  Janet was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Fairborn where she served as a Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, children’s counselor, and the clothing closet.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Clifford L. Underwood, Jr.; grandson, David Hill; sister, June Pineau; and an infant sister.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clifford; a daughter, Bonnie Hill; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 half-brothers, James, John, and Joe Nicholas; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 27, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview Dr., Fairborn, Rev. Ron Plemons officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service at the church.  Burial will follow at the Fairfield Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. 
 


 

Mother of Classmate Beverly Tanamachi

TANAMACHI, Yuriko 95, Sun City West, AZ, formerly from Fairborn, OH; March 22; she was predeceased by her husband, Goro Tanamachi; she is survived by her daughters, Pat Furuta (Otto), Beverly Tanamachi (Gordon Brown), Becky Tanamachi (Bob Maiden) and son Michael (Mary); grandsons, Yoshi Furuta (Nicole), Chris Tanamachi, Kelly Tanamachi and Josh Brown and great granddaughters Laine Furuta and Callie Furuta.

Mother of Classmate Jean Reynolds Burgess

Reynolds, Mary Elizabeth Haight, (Bettye), of Tampa, Florida, peacefully departed her earthly sojourn March 23, 2017. 
Bettye was born September 2nd, 1923, in Covington, Kentucky, to Lester and Leona Haight.
While in her youth, the family moved to Jacksonville Beach, Florida, where she finished schooling and met the love of her life, Carl E. Reynolds Sr.
Upon his return from three years of military service, Carl and Bettye married and began their lives together in Fairborn, Ohio. 
Eventually returning to Florida, they settled into their dream home on the beaches of New Smyrna Beach and spent many wonderful years together in this home. Known as Nannie and Papa to their 22 grandchildren, this home would serve as the anchor for countless memories and family gatherings.
All were welcome in her home and she especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and their friends. She expressed unconditional love to all and greeted everyone with a smile and hugs. Nannie loved to giggle and it was always a joy to be in her presence. She was an excellent cook, proud homemaker and loved reading scriptures and teaching others the Gospel. 
Bettye was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and used her musical talents and firm testimony to serve in many auxiliaries in the church. She was especially grateful to serve in the Temple alongside her husband, Carl.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, daughter-in-law, Linda, and her eternal companion, Carl. 
She is survived by sons Carl (Debbie), Bob (Debbie), Bill (Linda), and daughters Jean (Ken Burgess), Patty (Phil Lovelady) and 22 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be April 1, 2017, at the LDS chapel, 2 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach at 10am. Family will receive friends one hour prior and Interment will follow immediately after at Edgewater/New Smyrna Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local Hospice House.

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Sister of Classmate Jim O'Dell

Judith A. Jones, 64, of Fairborn, passed away March 18, 2017. Judy was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 14, 1952 to Jack and Iola O'Dell. She was a member of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio for 11 years. In her free time she enjoyed reading, watching old classics, and spending time with her family.
Judy was preceded in death by her father, Jack O’Dell, Jr. She is survived by her son, Brian (Stacey) Jones; daughter, Sara “Kat” (Nick) Jones-Shank; mother, Iola “Jean” O'Dell; grandsons, Anthony and Peyton Jones; brother, James O’Dell; and several other relatives and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Girl Scouts of Western Ohio by visiting www.gswo.weshareonline.org.


Sister of Classmate Sandy Bauer

Judy Bauer, age 65 of Fairborn, passed away Monday February 27, 2017 at the Patriot Ridge Community.  She was born December 18, 1951 in Dayton, the daughter of the late Kenneth R. and Ellen D. (Davidson) Bauer.  Judy attended Xenia Four Oaks Center and was employed with Greene Inc.  She had resided at the Patriot Ridge Community for many years and had several friends there.  Judy was a member of American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526 Auxiliary and the Abiding Christ Lutheran Church.  She is survived by three sisters, Deborah (Charles, Jr.) Knaub of Fairborn, Sandra (William) Stultz of Fairborn, Vicky (Jackie) Hutchinson of Springfield; a brother, Kenneth G. (Sue) Bauer of Dayton; four nephews, Chuck III, Brad, Chris, Matt; three nieces, Jennifer, Becky, Audrey; as well as several great nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Pastor Sue Nelson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until the time of service.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley


Father of Classmate Rick Rice

John W. Rice, age 85 of Fairborn, passed away Sunday February 19, 2017.  He was born April 27, 1931 in Hartford City, IN, the son of the late Paul and Evelyn (Devine) Rice.  John served his country in the U.S. Air Force and followed with employment in civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB as an aircraft mechanic, retiring after 37 years of combined federal service.  After retiring from the base he was employed at Handyman Ace Hardware in Fairborn for 26 years.  He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Fairborn.  John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Oralea in 2014; and a brother, Phil.  Survivors include two sons, Rick (Debbie) Rice of Fairborn, Steven Rice of Fairborn; two grandsons, Chris Rice of Fairborn, Jamie Rice of Fairborn; two great-grandchildren, David and Alexandria; a sister, Sally Terhune of Indiana; sister-in-law, Therese Rice of Indiana; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  A funeral service will be held on Friday February 24, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Dr. David A. Rakes officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.  Burial with military honors will follow at the Byron Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fairborn building fund.


Father of Classmate Connie Gover

USAF SMSgt. (Ret.) John C. Gover, age 84 of Fairborn, passed away Friday February 17, 2017 at the Hospice of Dayton.  He was born July 16, 1932 in Somerset, KY, the son of the late Raymond B. and Leslie F. (Silvers) Gover.  John served his country in the United States Air Force during Korea and Vietnam as a flight engineer, retiring at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant; and followed with employment in civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB, retiring in 1987 after 38 years of combined federal service.  He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1970 for his service during Vietnam.  After he retired from civil service he established Gover’s Accounting and Tax Service until retirement in 2016.  John served as past commander of the VFW Post 6861 and secretary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 2641, both in Fairborn; and he enjoyed volunteering at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  An avid golfer, he also liked attending car shows with his pride and joy, his 1932 Chevrolet Roadster.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Matthew Gover.  He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rosa; a daughter, Connie Gover of Fairborn; brother, Raymond (Frieda) Gover of Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces, nephews, other extended family, and friends.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn.  A graveside service with full military honors will follow at the Byron Cemetery, Pastor H. Wesley Barnhill officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton -or- the National Museum of the USAF in his memory. 


Mother of Classmate Gene Brennan

Evelyn J. Brennan passed away on January 21, 2017 at the age of 89. Evelyn was born on October 2, 1927 to John and Nillie Crump, she was the youngest of 10 children. Evelyn proudly took on the role of a military wife, traveling with her husband and taking care of their five children, making sure they had everything they needed growing up. She was active in their church, lending a hand whenever she was needed. Both with the church and the community Evelyn was always willing to volunteer. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Nillie Crump; husband, Eugene A. Brennan. Evelyn is survived by her sons, Eugene A. Brennan Jr. and Renee, Brian S. Brennan and wife Ginny, William P. Brennan and wife Gay, Robert M. Brennan and wife Maria; daughter, Bridget Brennan-Bergmann and her husband Ernie; grandchildren, Sara, Emily, Joseph, Grace, Kylie, Sophia and Robert Jr. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas, TX at 1:00PM


Mother of Classmate Betty Puckett Aultman

Emma J. Puckett, age 84 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Janie & Irvine Hill, and her husband, Clyde Puckett. She is survived by her children: Mary Grenat, Nella Vowell, Betty Aultman, Henry Puckett, Lester (Rita) Puckett & Stephen (Anna) Puckett; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends 2-5 pm Sunday, Jan. 29, at MORRIS SONS FUNERAL HOMES, 104 W. Main St., Fairborn, Ohio. Service at 11 am Monday, Jan 30, 2017 with Pastor Terry Essex officiating. Burial at Medway Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.morris-sons.com.

Father of classmate Paula Addis Bernard

ADDIS, James Paul, age 91, of Fairborn, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mona Lee Addis and his son, Gregory Paul Addis. He is survived by his daughters, Jeri (Alan) Dolch and Paula (Bob) Bernard; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Addis; grandchildren, Casey Edward, Brett Alan, Brandon Paul, Benjamin Robert, Matthew Gregory, Sean Steven and Rachel Mae; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and his brother, Orville Addis. James was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during WWII. He retired from the Fairborn Police Department. He was a dedicated member of the Victory Temple, he loved traveling to Myrtle Beach and camping with his wife. A memorial service will be held at 4pm, Wednesday, January 25 at the Victory Temple, 2443 Valle Greene Drive, Fairborn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Services in care of Morris Sons Funeral Home.

Father of deceased classmate Judy Lorette


FAIRBORN — LTC Richard John Lorette (USAF Ret.) of Massanutten, VA died January 10, 2017 at 87 years of age. He was born January 22, 1929 in Holyoke, MA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet Biebel Crawford Lorette, his 3 daughters — Joanne Sperandio Lorette of Beavercreek, OH; Jeanne-Marie Lorette Levy (Gary) of Frederick, MD; Patricia A. Phillips (Bradley) of Beavercreek, OH; 8 adult grandchildren; Michael Sperandio and Steven Sperandio (Jessica) of NY, Christine Collins Edwards (Kyle) of Columbus, OH; Jennifer Collins Speicher (Christopher) of Jacksonville, FL; Elizabeth Mahon of Washington, DC; Sarah Phillips of Mt. Washington, OH; Rachel Phillips of Huber Heights, OH; Daniel Phillips of Bowling Green, OH; 3 great grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Osborn of Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents Edmond Olympe Lorette and Orise Jennings (Houle) Lorette as well as his daughter, Judith Lorette Russell. He graduated in 1950 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, served combat tours in Korea and Southeast Asia, and was a Navigator in the USAF during his 23 years in the military; he taught at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio after earning his Doctorate in Business Administration at the Harvard School of Business. He retired from military service and taught at several universities for the next 15 years, including State University of New York/ Binghamton, University of Southern California, Ball State University, Loyola University and James Madison University. Having lived in Massanutten, VA since 1987, he was active in the Massanutten Lions Club, his local American Legion and the Elkton United Methodist Church choir. He helped create a number of local charities to support Lions activities as well as several charities that support children and local schools. Golf was his favorite sport, and he played often. A memorial service will be held at Elkton United Methodist Church in Elkton, VA at 1 pm on Saturday, January 14th. Burial will be at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY at a time to be determined. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lions of Massanutten Foundation, Inc. (LOMFI President, PO Box 373, McGaheysville, VA 22840) or to Friends of the East Rockingham Communities, Inc. (FERCC Treasurer, 242 Kensington, Elkton, VA 22827). Arrangements are being made by Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA


Brother of Classmate Don Gordon

FAIRBORN — Dennis B. Gordon age 58 of Fairborn died on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Dennis was born the son of Jewell & Katherine (Morrison) Gordon on November 29, 1957 in Xenia, Ohio. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers Donald (Lee Ann) Gordon & Ronald (Traci) Gordon, fiancé Terry Bailey, several nieces, nephews, and friends. Dennis was a loving brother, uncle, and friend. He will be missed by all of those who love him. Family is being served by Burcham Jennings Funeral Home.


Mother of Classmate Karen Norris

Temple Norris-Bates from Crossville,TN. Born to this world as Temple Mae Guffey on September 16, 1930 in Burrville,Tn. She is survived by her husband, George D.Bates. Her children: Gary Norris, Karen Norris, Gregory Norris, Timothy Norris (Dawn) and a special daughter Shonna Norris Farr (Jeff). Also four step-children and their families. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two sisters Mona Johnson-Lennen and Lora Smith and two brothers Earl Guffey Jr. and Glen Guffey. She was preceded in death by her parents Earl Miller Guffey and Alta Morgan Guffey and four brothers, Chester Guffey, Enoch Guffey, John Guffey, and Charles Guffey. Pall Bearers include Oneil Norris, Gary Mullins, Dustin Shumate, Brandon Norris, Chris Vaughn, and William Hobbs IV.

Graveside services only, no visitation, Sunday October 30th at 1:00 PM CST at Union Grove Cemetery, Morgan County Tennessee


Husband of Classmate Betty Ruth (Jones) March

Harold James March, 70, of Ceresco, Michigan died Heartland Health Care on Friday, October 28, 2016.

Harold was born January 3, 1946 in Jackson, Michigan to Clifford Henry and Betty Jean (Goodman) March. Harold grew up in Marshall and lived in the area his entire life. He was employed at Sackrider Farms for 43 years.

Harold married Mary Jo Courtright on March 17, 1972. Sadly he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo on October 26, 2000. Harold married Betty Ruth (Jones) Tippin on March 26, 2006. Surviving are his wife, Betty; a daughter, Heather J. March, two sons, Corey J. March; Joshua P. (Debbie) March; stepchildren, Stella (David) Malpica, John Tippin; grandchildren, Mark and Austin; step-grandchildren, Tahnee, Cheyenne, Shay; step great-grandchildren, Baylee, Kylee, Ceciliana; brothers, Jimmy (Colleen) March, Arnold March, Charles March; and sisters, Joyce Raser and Bernice (Dean) Begley.Harold was also preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Donald, who died while serving our country in Vietnam.

Harold was a member of Four Winds Church in Marshall. He loved country and gospel music, hymns; singing and playing his guitar and recording his own music. He was mechanically inclined and was a "Jack of All Trades". He loved God, family, church, music, farming, gardening and any building or mechanical challenge.

Friends will be received 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Committal and interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Personal messages for the family may be placed here atwww.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Father of Classmate Pat Campbell Music

FAIRBORN — Merlin " Whitey" Campbell age 93 of Fairborn died on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Whitey was born the son of Henry & Stella (Jones) Campbell on August 2, 1923 in Clifty, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 61 years Lucille, grandson Jeff Hodge, granddaughter Rebecca Campbell, sisters Marie Campbell, Margaret Walker, Berniece Lee and brother Bill Campbell. Whitey is survived by daughters Joyce (Floyd) Baker of Kentucky, Patricia (James) Music of Tipp City, and Tammy (Robert) Hall of Illinois; sons Jack (Denise) Campbell of Englewood, Steve (Kim) Campbell of Beavercreek, Larry (Bonnie) Campbell of Huber Heights, and Bruce (Diane) Campbell of Indiana, Dennis (Lana) Campbell of Fairborn, 22 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and his special Mall walking family. Whitey was a member of the United States Army where he proudly served his country. After his military career he became a brick mason joining local 22 where he worked for over 50 years. He was a longtime member of Wright View Church of the Nazarene. Graveside services were held for the family at Byron Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Burcham Jennings Funeral Home.


Father of Classmate Leslie Fueger Greendyke

FAIRBORN — Max M. Fueger, age 94 of Fairborn, a veteran of World War II, died Tuesday October 25, 2016. He was born March 31, 1922 in Midway, IN, the son of the late Oscar Jacob and Jessie Golden (Johnson) Fueger. Max was a 1940 graduate of Chrisney, IN High School and attended Lockyears Business College in Evansville, IN. In 1941 he came to Dayton for employment at Wright Field, served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1946, with service in Guam with the 315th Bomb Wing. Following his military service he was employed in civil service as a Supervisory Computer Specialist at HQ Air Force Logistics Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, retiring in 1976 after over 37 years of combined federal service. His accomplishments included: helping start Fairborn Babe Ruth Little League baseball, Fairborn YMCA, Rona Hills Citizens Assoc., Life Member of American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526, secretary of NARFE for 20 years, and a volunteer driver for the Fairborn Senior Citizens Center for 10 years. Most important to him was his church work after joining the First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn in 1953, serving as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, superintendent, clerk of session, as well as on various committees. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Bettye Jean Yearby of Chrisney, IN; and a brother, Karrol Leon Fueger of Evansville, IN. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Evelyn (Norris) Fueger; daughters, Susan Lynne (Ray) Lowe of Pickerington, OH, Leslie Ann (John) Greendyke of Greenville, OH; a son, Jeffrey Norris (Becky) Fueger of Beavercreek, OH; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren with another due in February 2017, Ruth Evelyn Gilmore; and many other extended relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday October 28, 2016 from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A funeral service will be held on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1130 Highview Dr., Fairborn, Rev. Karen Cassedy officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Byron Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley, First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn, or Patriot Ridge Community. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com. The family wishes to thank all who have cared for their loved one, Max, with love, friendship, and fellowship.


Brother of Classmate Myron Williams

Homer Williams passed away Thursday, October 14th. He lived in Texas. There will be no services. Myron writes: 

My older brother.
I talked to my older brother on the phone a few days ago. I love talking to him and at the end of every call he always says " I love you with all my heart".
My older brother and I have shared a lot in our life. Growing up in a small house with 8 people we had to share a bed. I remember I was afraid of thunder storms and he would sleep next to the window during the storm. When we got older we shared a car for a short time. A 57 Chevy, I think we both wish we still had that one. Even though we shared a lot there were differences. We both liked to travel and see new things. The difference was that he traveled over seas in the army and traveled all over the United States for his job. I still dream about traveling. We shared a love for motorcycles. The difference was he liked Harleys and I liked Gold Wings. But we both rode. He let me ride his Harley, something no one else could do. I remember one time he was working in Ohio and he had his bike with him. He went home to Texas for a vacation and left his bike with me. I knew how much he trusted me and I felt blessed and honored.
Over the years we didn't see each other a lot. He lives in Texas and I live in Ohio. But we always stayed in touch. Earlier this year Marvin and I made a trip to Texas to spend a week with him. We got to try some Texas barbecue. By the way they don't know how to do it right in Ohio. You have to be in Texas and try it to know what i mean. The difference between us (we both have no trouble putting away some ribs) is my eating puts on inches and he seems to stay slim.
While in Texas we went camping and were able to spend time fishing. Nothing like setting on a lake with your line in the water and a brother on both sides. I wish we could see each other more but I cherish the week we spent together. 
He sees a dream and moves toward it. I see a dream and remember it so I can dream it again. I love my older brother. Because of my size many times I am called his big little brother.
Now in our older years we share something again. Cancer. I don't know what the future holds for us but I know one thing. My older brother loves me with all his heart, and I love him with all my heart.
Thank you older brother for sharing your life with me.

Here's the obituary posted October 20, 2016.

FAIRBORN — Homer Williams, 65, of Granite Shoals, Texas passed away October 13, 2016 peacefully at his home. Homer was born to Homer and Juanita (Smith) Williams on June 1, 1951 in Milam, Indiana. Mr. Williams proudly served his country in the Army. He enjoyed camping, fishing and his Harley Davidsons. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Dan Luttrell and his wife Brandi, son Cory Williams of South Carolina, brothers Marvin and Myron and a sister Vi. One granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Homer is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Mel and many aunts and uncles.


Father of Classmate Steve Gevedon

James Gevedon – age 92, died in Knoxville, Tennessee after a lengthy illness on Saturday, October 1, 2016. He was born on December 8, 1923 in Grassy Creek, Kentucky. He was the son of Estill Curtis Gevedon and Anna Dora Gevedon. He had two brothers and four sisters, and is survived by one brother, Lasker Harold Gevedon, of Fairborn, Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth Marie Gevedon, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and his three children, Sandra Gevedon Olive, of Knoxville, Tennessee, James Gary Gevedon, of Centerville, Ohio, and Steven Ray Gevedon, of Somerset, Kentucky, as well as his six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, and his many daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, nieces and nephews and friends. He retired as a union representative at Delco Products, Dayton, Ohio in 1980 and moved to Knoxville Tennessee in 1991, spending winters in Florida, where he had many friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. There will be a visitation on Friday, October 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, Ohio. The funeral will be on Saturday, October 8, at 10:00 am at the funeral home. The interment will follow at Byron Cemetery, 3256 Trebein Road, Fairborn, Ohio.


Mr. and Mrs. Knisley, longtime employees of the Fairborn City Schools

ALLEN KNISLEY, teacher, coach, and assistant principal at Fairborn HS Flyers and Director of Secondary Personnel and Instruction at the Board Building, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 98 years old.

PHYLLIS KNISLEY, English Teacher at Central Jr. HS and Park Hills HS, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. Phyllis was 96 years old.


Brother of Classmate Kirk Minteer

I just learned of Bruce's death yesterday. 

Bruce Franklin Minteer, age 66, of Springboro, OH, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Southview Hospital, Centerville, OH. He was born May 30, 1949, in Elwood City, PA, to Harold and Dorothy Bower Minteer. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Minteer, mother, Dorothy Minteer, and brother, Brian Minteer. Brian is listed on this page, he died July 23, 2012, so you have to scroll down a bit.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Kathleen Ann Minteer; son, Jason Minteer; daughter, Carrie Minteer; sister, Lori Minteer; brother, Kirk Minteer; and two grandsons, Sean Minteer and Kamron Minteer.

Bruce served in the U.S. Air Force for six years and was employed with Xenia Police Department for 23 years, retiring in 1997.

Condolences: www.anderson-fh.com


Mother of Classmate Brent Cartwright

FAIRBORN — Robin Jean Cartwright, age 87 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday August 17, 2016. She was born February 8, 1929 in Dayton, the daughter of the late Hector Napoleon and Thelma Lela (Jordan) Riddell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick" Cartwright in 2000; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Sue (Keeton) Cartwright; and a sister-in-law, Doris Figgins. Jean was a longtime member of Fairborn United Methodist Church. She and Dick made their home in Fairborn in 1962. Married in 1950 to her FBI husband, Jean developed a love for travel and relocating. They lived in Boston, New York, Detroit, and Missouri before returning to Dayton to raise their family. She is survived by two children, Pam (Larry) DeHart of Fairborn, Brent R. Cartwright of Fairborn; grandchildren, Casey (Allison) Cartwright of Springfield, Cole Cartwright of Destin, Florida, Carolyn (Alex) Vincze of Mason, OH, Rebecca (Noland) Noble of Bellevue, Nebraska; and great-grandchildren, Klayton, Lexi, Reece, McKenna, Zoe, Callum, and Mia. Time with family was valued. Visiting her parents and in-laws was a priority when her children were young. Trips to California, Florida, Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky to visit extended family instilled in her children the love for traveling and exploring the beauty of this great nation. Jean remained active in the Delta Xi sorority, Dayton Women's Club, Fairborn Lions Club, P.E.O, the G.O.P. and B.P.W. (Business and Professional Women) organization until a stroke slowed her down in 1999. She enjoyed golf scrambles on Friday nights at Greene Country Club and playing bridge with friends. Jean liked to host a party and luncheons in the home that Dick designed for their retirement. They were blessed to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. As a volunteer at Hospice and Greene Memorial Hospital, Jean served others with a smile and a kind word. In later years, she enjoyed Red Hat Society luncheons because Jean enjoyed wearing hats and could wear them well. She never met a stranger. Once you shared a conversation with her, you were her friend. She had a talent of remembering names up until the time of her home going into eternal rest. While living at Friend's Care Community in Yellow Springs, OH for the past three years, Jean won often, playing Bingo. She also enjoyed Sunday church services, gardening, and road trips to the casino and The Great American Ball Park to watch the Cincinnati Reds. She recently told Brent she brought them luck when they won a game in July. She will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held on Thursday August 25, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at the Fairborn United Methodist Church, 100 N. Broad St., Fairborn, Pastor Aaron Chivington officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until the time of service at the church. Inurnment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairborn Lions Club Pilot Dog Program. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. 


Sister of Classmates Greg Begley and Sue Begley Bevan

TERESA L. BEGLEY-MARLETT, FAIRBORN BAKER HS FLYERS CLASS of 1976

Teresa Lin Begley-Marlett, age 58, of Fairborn, OH, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Russell Begley; mother, Lois Fullmer Begley Williams and step-father, George Williams.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Daniel Marlett ; daughter, April (Chad) Moore; son, Bronson Marlett; grandchildren, Marletta “Marley” Moore and Brodan Moore; sister, Sueanne Bevan and brother, Gregory Begley.

Teresa was known for her infectious personality, contagious laugh, and smile, which lit up any room she entered. She opened her heart and arms to everyone she met. Teresa loved her co-workers, students, and their families from Summit Academy in Xenia. She cherished her family and friends, as well as her children’s friends.

The love between her and her husband should be an example to everyone of what true and unconditional love are. Teresa lived for her children; they were her life’s greatest accomplishments. She adored her son-in-law and loved him as if he were her own. Teresa absolutely treasured her grandbabies, which was evident by the light and love that radiated from her when she saw them.

Teresa was a strong advocate for Donate Life. She will be missed by many, but her memory and laughter will remain with us forever. Memorial contributions may be made to the following: Donate Life 701 East Byrd Street 16th Floor Richmond, VA 23219 804-377-3580 https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/DonateLifeAmerica

VISITATION: Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Morris Sons Funeral Home 104 W. Main Street Fairborn, OH 45324

SERVICE: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church (w/Rev. Charles Lang) 954 N. Maple Avenue Fairborn, OH 45324

INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery 3256 Trebein Road Fairborn, OH 45324

Condolences:http://www.morris-sons.com/obituaries/Teresa-Marlett/


Stepfather of Classmate Thom Peters

Richard Lyle Schoening - 83 of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 after a brief illness. Richard was born January 3, 1933 in Dayton, Oh. The son of Frank and Delberta Schoening. Richard was a 28 year veteran of the Fairborn Police Department and owner of Schoening's Egg Farm on Rebert Pike. He is survived by a sister, Phyllis Hart of Dayton, OH and step-children Thom (Carol) Peters of Jonesborough, TN and Paul (Sharon) Peters of Clermont, FL and Jody Peters of Fairfield, OH. He is also survived by other family, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Vernie, his parents and brother Robert. A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Adkins Funeral Home, Enon with Pastor Sam Slagle officiating. Burial will follow the service in Rose Hill Burial Park. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 Friday in the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff at Springfield Regional Medical Center and Community Mercy Hospice for their excellent and loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Rd., Springfiled, OH 45504. 


Father of Classmate Kathy (Semler) Staats

 Marvin E. Semler, age 95 of Fairborn, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice (1987), his two brothers and their wives, George (Mabel) and Ralph (Frances). He is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Bob) Staats of Fairborn; 2 nephews and 2 nieces, Ron (Cathy) Semler of New Carlisle, Terry (Pete) Mullins of Fairborn, Mark (Maurice) Semler of Montgomery AL and Mary Kay (Russ) Wheeler of Troy. Marvin was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from Wright Patterson AFB. Funeral service will be 11 am Thursday, June 23, at MORRIS SONS FUNERAL HOME, 104 W. Main, Fairborn with Pastor Gene Cline officiating. Family will receive friends 10 to 11 am Thurs. before the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity United Church of Christ, 821 N. Central Ave, Fairborn OH. Condolences may be sent towww.morris-sons.com.


Father of Classmate David Vowell

[Sadly, this death occured two weeks after David's mother. I am just now receiving word of it. Condolences to David and family!]

Donnelly V. Vowell, age 94 of Fairborn, passed away Monday May 9, 2016.  He was born July 4, 1921 in Shelburn, Indiana, the son of the late Charles and Mary (Wormsley) Vowell.  Donnelly was a graduate of Sullivan, IN High School and married his wife, Betty, on March 7, 1942.  He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II and followed with service in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring at the rank of Major in 1974.  Don was employed in civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB as a contract specialist, retiring after 37 years of service.  He was a longtime member of Rona Community Church in Fairborn.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife on April 23rd of this year; two grandsons, David Griesinger and Thomas Vowell; and siblings, Mona Malone White, Velma Maddox, Opal Russell, Florence Henderson, Edward Vowell, Charles Vowell, and Chauncy Vowell.  He is survived by four children, Vicki (Ernie) Oaks, Michael (Mindy) Vowell, Mark Vowell, David (Michele) Vowell; six grandchildren, DeeAnn Shutt, Donna Blankenship, Evan Vowell, Kimberley Vowell, Meghann Thacker, Kristin Lookabaugh; and four great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jason, Seth, and Abby.  A funeral service will be held on Friday May 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Rona Community Church, 1082 Rona Parkway Dr., Fairborn, Pastor Jim Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church.  Entombment with military honors will follow in the Byron Cemetery Mausoleum.  Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Rona Community Church.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.  


Wife of Guest Classmate Tom Dixon

Brenda L. Dixon, age 57 of Enon, transitioned on Monday May 23, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Strassberg.  Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Tom; a son, Reilly Dixon; her mother, Lorine Strassberg of Dayton; a brother, Ken (Vickie) Strassberg of Kettering; two sisters, Karen (Joe) Bell of Clarksville, OH, Cheryl (Jeff) Richards of Beavercreek; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Noble Circle Project, Dayton -or- the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.  


Brother of Classmate Paula Addis Bernard

Gregory P. Addis, age 56 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday April 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born July 29, 1959 in Long Beach, CA, the son of James Paul and Mona (White) Addis.  Greg was employed at UTC Aerospace Systems in Troy.  He was a former Wright State Baseball pitcher; enjoyed coaching little league; and spending time with family and friends.  Greg was an avid sports enthusiast, especially the Cincinnati Reds and OSU Football.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mona Addis.  Greg is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Suzanne; three children, Sean Addis, Rachel Addis (Justin Konicki); Matthew Addis (Mollie Engle); Father, James Paul; two sisters, Jeri Dolch (Alan), Paula Bernard (Bob); mother-in-law, Joan Heidelberg.  Greg fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday May 5, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. in the Fairborn United Methodist Church, 100 N. Broad St., Fairborn, Pastor Aaron Chivington officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairborn United Methodist Church, in support of their community outreach programs.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.


Mother of Classmate David Vowell

FAIRBORN — Betty L. Vowell, age 92 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday April 23, 2016. She was born October 16, 1923 in Sullivan, Indiana, the daughter of the late Fred and Opal (Mahan) Davis. Betty was a 1941 graduate of Sullivan High School and married her husband, Don, on March 7, 1942. She was a longtime member of Rona Community Church in Fairborn. Betty always wanted a family and she loved them dearly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, David Griesinger and Thomas Vowell; and a brother, Bill Davis. She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Don; four children, Vicki (Ernie) Oaks, Michael (Mindy) Vowell, Mark Vowell, David (Michele) Vowell; six grandchildren, DeeAnn Shutt, Donna Blankenship, Evan Vowell, Kimberley Vowell, Meghann Thacker, Kristin Lookabaugh; and four great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jason, Seth, and Abby. A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 28, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Rona Community Church, 1082 Rona Parkway Dr., Fairborn, Pastor Jim Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Entombment will follow in the Byron Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Rona Community Church. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home.


Classmate Mary Riggs Brinson sends word of the passing of her husband.

Shelby Eugene Brinson, Sr. 73 of May's Lick, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence.  He was born in McClellanville, South Carolina on December 13, 1942 son of the late Benjamin Howard and Ethel Mae Sutton Brinson.  He was a retired crane operator and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Mary Riggs Brinson; 2 sons, Stephen Wade Brinson and Shelby E. Brinson, Jr.; and a daughter, Cynthia Lynn Driver; all of FL.   2 step-children, James Bennie Brinson III and Brandi Renea Brinson; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren also survive.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Benjamin Howard Brinson and 5 brothers and a sister. 
Services will be held at a later date in South Carolina.  Cremation services were provided by Palmer Funeral Home of May’s Lick.  Condolences to www.palmerfuneralhome.net.


 Classmate Bev Vaughn Rivenbank would like to share the obituary of her mother.

Doris Jean Vaughn, 84, of Wilmington passed gently from her earthly life on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.She was born December 6, 1931 in Logan, WV, the daughter of the late David and Nora Morgan Smoot. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Robert Vaughn and sons, Billy “Pete” Vaughn and Michael Vaughn. Doris is survived by her daughters, Beverly Rivenbark (Tom) of Wilmington and Sandra Ellingson (Dan) of Boulder Junction, WI; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.Doris was a faithful member of United Advent Christian Church. Graveside funeral service will be in Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, OH at a later date. Funeral arrangements in Ohio are under the care of Belton-Stroud Funeral Home, Fairborn, OH.


Father of Classmate Debbie Rader and Father-in-Law of Guest Kathi Russell-Rader

 

Ottis C. Rader, 91 of Bellefontaine, passed away peacefully February 11, 2016, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. He was born January 10, 1925, in Jackson County, Kentucky, to the late James and Earsie Rader. Ottis was a U.S. Navy Veteran, former Ohio State Highway Patrolman, and small business owner. He is survived by his wife, Kaye Rader; his son and daughter-in-law, Donald Rader and Kathleen Russell-Rader of Centerville; his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Rader and Joe McKay of Austin, Texas; grandson and wife, Aeon and Khatijah Miller; great grandchildren, Aisha, Sabrina, and Zachary Miller all of Orlanda, Florida. Also surviving are step children, Natalie (Don) Ehrhart; Angela Zonker; Alan Zonker and Bill Zonker; step grandchildren, Brandy Weidner; Chad Minnich; Adri and Drew Ehrhart; step great grandchildren, Dakota, Cierra, and Alex Minnich. Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Jennings Farley Funeral Home & Crematory.


Sister of Classmate Larry Roberts and deceased classmate Gary Roberts

Lisa Michelle Whitt Adams, age 53, of Fairborn, OH, died after a brave struggle Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Soin Medical Center surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born October 11, 1962, in Dayton, OH, the daughter of the late Wayne and Reva Long Whitt. Lisa is preceded in death by two brothers Gary Roberts; and Vondal Whitt. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 27 years, Michael Adams; her two loving daughters, Alicia Adams; and Amelia Adams; a sister, Faye (Wayne) Amburgey; two brothers, Larry Roberts; and Durward (Barbara) Whitt; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. 
A loving wife, mother, sister and friend, Lisa was exceptionally close to her husband's family and was truly a blessing to all the people in her life. She will be remembered and revered for her years as a hostess for many family events. Lisa was an active member of Victory Temple Church. 
VISITATION: Friday, February 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 
SERVICE: Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. (Pastor Tim Walden)
Victory Temple Church
2443 Valle Greene Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324
INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery 
3256 Trebein Road

Wife of classmate Barry Ison

Sandra L. “Sandi” Ison, age 53 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday February 3, 2016.  She was born May 3, 1962 at Wright-Patterson AFB, the daughter of the late Frank G. and Christine G. (Farley) Mevis.  Sandi is survived by her husband, Barry; daughter, Keri Davis of Fairborn; aunt, Delores Farley of Fairborn; step-son, Jason Ison of Fairborn; as well as other extended family, friends, and neighbors.  A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. 


Father of classmate Gary Bednasek

FAIRBORN — Miles R. Bednasek, age 90 of Hamilton, passed away on Monday January 25, 2016 at Berkeley Square Retirement Community. He was born on September 5, 1925 in WaKeeney, KS, the son of the late Charles and Edella (Kvasnicka) Bednasek. On June 27, 1948, he married Margie E. Slipsager in Topeka, KS and she preceded him in death on February 11, 2014. Miles served in the United States Army during WWII and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after over 30 years as a computer programmer. During the past nine years at Berkeley, he stayed involved in many activities. In June of 2014 he was able to fulfill his wish of joining other veterans in Washington, DC as part of Honor Flight. Miles is survived by his three children, Steven (Janet) Bednasek, Gary (Rebecca) Bednasek and Sherri (Dale) Hinrichs; six grandchildren, Christy, Kelly, Jason, Rachel, Colleen and Chris; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous friends. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Bednasek. A Celebration Luncheon will be held from 12pm until 2pm on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Theobald Hall at Berkeley Square Retirement Community, 100 Berkley Drive, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Miles' name to either Colonial, 100 Berkley Drive, Hamilton, OH 45013 or Honor Flight Dayton, 525 Victory Road, Springfield, OH 45504. Condolences may be left for the family atwww.Webb-Noonan.com.


Brother of classmate Kent Oberschlake

 

XENIA — Gary Oberschlake (beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend) traveled to his eternal destination at the age of 67 in Tallahassee, Florida where he resided. He fought his long-term lung disease in the same fashion as he lived his life, with true grit and determination. After 28 years of service with the City of Tallahassee Electric Utilities, he retired in 2013. He also worked at Dayton Power and Light Company from 1968 to 1983. Born September 30, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1971. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, yard work, wood working, and coaching/supporting his children's various sports teams. Gary was preceded in death by his father Eugene Oberschlake and mother Wanda Sullivan Oberschlake. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Deborah Hughes Oberschlake; daughters, Amy Fleming (Nate) and Jan Oberschlake of Tallahassee; sons, Craig Oberschlake (Kelly) of Houston, Texas and David Oberschlake (Erin) of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas Fleming, Ashley Fleming, Lucy Oberschlake, Wiley Kate Oberschlake, and soon to arrive Baby Girl Oberschlake; brother, Kent Oberschlake; sisters, Sandy Hemm (Chuck) and Karen Amyx (Danny); and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The FMEA Lineman Assistance Fund, which provides member utilities' line workers with emergency financial assistance (http://publicpower.com/florida-lineman-assistance-fund/) or Good Shepherd Catholic Church (http://www.goodshepherdparish.org/). Family will receive friends Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral Home (700 Timberlane Road). A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 2:30 pm at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (4665 Thomasville Rd). To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.dignitymemorial.com.


Son of classmate Bonnie Underwood Hill

 
 
 
 

David A. Hill, age 43 of Dayton, passed away November 26, 2015. He was born August 4, 1972 in Kettering. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Hill; and wife, Sarah Hill.  

David is survived by his children: Kaity Hill, Sarah Hill and Zack (Sheena) Schulz; mother, Bonnie Hill; brother, Shane (Nancy E.) Hill; sister, Nancy (Chad) Marsh; nieces and nephews: Alyssa, Amelia, Ben, Luke and Colin; granddaughter, Jolene; and many other relatives and friends.  

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at The Gathering, 8911 Yankee Street, Centerville. Pastor David Rudd officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David's memory to The Hospice of Dayton.  
Arrangements by Newcomer Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd.


Wife of classmate Tim Davis

DAVIS, Gail A. Age 60 of Huber Heights, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Hazel Taylor. Gail is survived by her husband, Tim Davis; sisters, Audry (Lonnie) Hataway of Kinston, AL, Nancy (Mike) Hatfield of Huber Heights, OH; loving pet, Brandi (Boo Boo), as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends. She was faithfully employed by White Family Companies Incorporated. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BELMONT CHAPEL from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at 10am, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the funeral home. Interment will directly follow services in Woodland Cemetery. Donations may be made in Gail's Memory to the American Cancer Society . Condolences may be expressed online at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Sept. 25, 2015


Brother of classmate Mike Impson

John Lee Impson, age 53 of Fairborn, OH, died on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the Miami Valley Hospital. He was born November 10, 1961, in Dayton, OH, to Leon and Norma Maxine Guyett Impson.

He is survived by his parents; his loving wife, Brenda; three daughters, Shilo (Anthony) Cowhart; Jessica (Donnie) Littler; and Rebecca Cornelius and sons, Sean (Melissa) Cornelius; and Steven Cornelius; sister, Darlene "Trish" Riber; brother, Mike Impson; eight grandchildren, Alissa, Austin, Elizabeth, Lorraine, Joseph, Jacob, Katianna, and Raven; and two great-grandchildren, Glen and Leah.

John was employed by Yamada North American. A loving husband, son, father, brother, and grandfather, John will be deeply missed.

VISITATION: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-10 a.m. SERVICE: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Burcham Jennings Funeral Home 119 E. Main Street Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 878-0711

Condolences: www.BurchamJennings.com.


Mother of classmate Debbie Rader and Mother-in-Law of guest member Kathi Russell-Rader

CARTWRIGHT, Ina Louise 86, of Fairborn, passed away peacefully, Friday, August, 7, 2015, at Heartland Manor, Miamisburg. She was born September 8, 1928, in Laurel Co., Kentucky, to the late Robert and Janie Leddington Adams. Preceding her in death was husband, William J. Cartwright. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald Rader and Kathleen Russell-Rader of Centerville; her daughter and son-in-law,Debbie Rader and Joe MacKay of Austin, Texas; grandson and wife, Aeon and Khatijah Miller and great-grandchildren, Aisha, Sabrina, and Zachary Miller all of Orlando, Florida; sister, Geneva Adams of Hamilton, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. An active member of Fairborn Senior Center and Al-Anon, Ina owned and operated the A&W Root Beer Restaurant. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, Ohio on Tuesday, August 11, 11AM - Noon with funeral services to follow at Noon. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairborn Senior Citizens Center. 


Mother-in-Law of classmate David White

SCHWEICKART, Barbara Louise Age 84 of Kettering passed away Saturday July 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Helen and George Perchment, a brother Bill Perchment, and her husband William Schweickart. Survivors include her children, Michael (Cheryl) Schweickart of Stow, OH, Gary (Jodie) Schweickart of Bellbrook, OH, Susan (David) White of Springboro, David (Nancy) Schweickart of Kettering; a sister Anita (Skip) McTighe; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service 10 am Friday, July 17, 2015 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. Pastor Lonnie Peters officiating. Interment in David's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, from 9 am until time of service. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Vitas Hospice. On line condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com 


Sister of classmate Sarah Ratliff Hudson

H. Carol Long, age 60 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday June 16, 2015.  She was born December 10, 1954 in Troy, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Brooks) Ratliff.  Carol served as president and general manager of Long Cleaners, Inc. alongside her husband for many years.  She was an influential and integral part of the garment and textile industry; specializing in wedding and heirloom gowns as a Web-Re-Stor licensee, as well as several other aspects of the business.  Carol was a member of the Miami Valley Cleaners Guild, the Ohio Cleaners Association, the National Cleaners Association, and the Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce where she had served on the Ambassador Club.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Kramer; brother, Marvin Ratliff; and stepdaughter, Laura Riley.  She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Larry; two children, Tom (Colleen) Perry, Amanda Lynch; two step-children, Richard Kyle (Missy) Long, Polly (Tim) Smith; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Marissa, Mila, Merah, Brayden, Tara, Lane, Krue, Kale, Megan, T.J., Cameron, Lyla, Sopheya, Summer; two sisters, Sarah (Terry Wright) Hudson, Barbara Harding; a brother, Fred Allen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  A sincere thank you is extended to the staff of Hospice of Dayton, especially Jenni, Leigha, Jennifer Bloom-Long and Dr. Cass for the exceptional, loving care they provided.  The family will receive friends on Monday June 22, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., Pastor John Jewell officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery.  Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Hospice of Dayton. 


Mother of classmate Joan Duvall Patrick

Lucille Dailey, age 80 of Fairborn, OH, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 28, 1935, in Green, KY, the daughter of the late Harve and Dixie Green Holbrook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Crigger; grandson, Tommy Vowell; and a sister, Daisy Lee Williams.

Lucille is survived by her husband of 26 years, John; three children, Joan  (Arlie) Patrick; Charles (Cherie) Duvall; and Dawn Duvall; stepson, Scott (Rhonda) Dailey; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Garnetta Holbrook; and Judie Holbrook;2 brothers, Harvey Holbrook; and Clay Green Holbrook; as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Lucille enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Contributions may be made in Lucille’s memory to the following:

Hospice of Dayton 
324 Wilmington Avenue
Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 256-4490
http://www.hospiceofdayton.org/main/contact/me 

VISITATION: Monday, June 1, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Belton-Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937 879-0800

SERVICE: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m. 
Victory Temple w/Pastors Carter and Walden 
443 Valle Greene Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 878-1620

INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery
3256 Trebein Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 878-9700
Condolences: www.BeltonStroup.com.


Brother of classmate Ricky Sizemore

DAVE SIZEMORE, age 55 of Fairborn, OH, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the OSU Ross Heart Hospital. He was born February 11, 1960, in Dayton, OH, the son of Ken and Norma Edmonds Sizemore. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stephanie in 2003. 
In addition to his parents, Dave is survived by his wife, Jackie; a daughter, Summer Sizemore; Jackie’s children, Kenny Skaggs; and Amy Skaggs; a sister, Robin Sizemore; two brothers, Rick Sizemore, and Tim Sizemore; two nieces, Lora Eaton; and Crystal Bassett; nephew, Jason Ison; two beloved dogs, Maggie and Rusty; as well as other extended family and many friends.

A 1978 graduate of Park Hills High School, he was the owner and operator of Sizemore’s Painting for many years. An avid sports enthusiast, he was a fan of Ohio State football, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, UD Flyers, Nascar, and drag racing. Dave was a beloved friend and will be truly missed.

VISITATION: Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Belton-Stroup Funeral Home 
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
SERVICE: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
Byron Cemetery Mausoleum
Condolences: http://beltonstroup.com/condolences.php


Father of classmate Dick Butts

  • Father of Richard (Dick) Butts Marion G. Wiggins, age 87 of Fairborn, OH, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. He was born April 23, 1928, in Hazard, KY, the son of the late James D. and Larue V. Robertson Wiggins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine in May 2006; two sons, Michael R. Wiggins; and Stephen F. Butts; three sisters; and a brother. He is survived by a son, Richard (Naomi) Butts of Fairborn, OH; four grandchildren, Jacob Wiggins; Brian Wiggins; Justin Butts; and Jessica Adams; ten great-grandchildren; as well as, numerous other extended family. Marion served his country in the US Army and was employed as a foreman with Dayton Power & Light, retiring after 35 years of service. His memberships included the International Order of Odd Fellows and the Loyal Order of Moose. VISITATION: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. SERVICE: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:00 a.m. w/Pastor H. Wesley Barnhill Belton-Stroup Funeral Home 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 879-0800

    INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery 3256 Trebein Road Fairborn OH 45324 (937) 878-9700


    Mother of classmate Deborah Sanderson

     

Marian Dee Sanderson, age 96 of Fairborn, OH, and Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully in the home of her family.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Lee Sanderson.
 
She is survived by her son, Richard (Kaye McKibben) Sanderson; and her daughter, Deborah Sanderson (Charles) Walker. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Deanne (Shannon) Fisher, Angela Walker, David (Kara) Sanderson, Reed Walker, Austin Walker, and Morgan Grace Walker; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler Boyer, Trevor Boyer, Tanner Boyer, Reagen Fisher, Kyran Sanderson, Patrick Sanderson, Everett Sanderson, and Thomas Sanderson; and one great-great-granddaughter, Payton Boyer.
 
Marian (Hazel Dee) was born in Columbus, OH, but was raised in Winston Salem, NC. She moved to Miami, FL after college where she met the love of her life, Harold Lee Sanderson, founder of Sanderson Insurance. They were married for 69 years before he passed away in 2012. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was an active member of the Fairborn community and Trinity United Church of Christ. Marion was employed for many years as an assistant to the vice-principal at Fairborn High School where she especially enjoyed interacting with the students. Contributions may be made in Marian’s memory to the following:
Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Avenue
Dayton, OH 45420
 
VISITATION: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
SERVICE: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Morris Sons Funeral Home
104 W. Main Street
Fairborn, OH, 45324
 
INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery
3256 Trebein Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
 
 
Father of classmate Vern Oakley
Edwin Havillah Oakley, age 95, a gentle spirit with a big heart, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Walnut Creek Nursing Center, Dayton, OH. He was born February 17, 1920, the second of five sons to Eldon and Mary Oakley, in Ellery, IL. 
 
In the farm country and small towns of Edwards County along the Wabash River, he rode Indian motorcycles festooned with raccoon tails. Like all his brothers of age, Ed enlisted in the Army during WWII. His battalion landed in Normandy on July 10, 1944, and he was in Czechoslovakia when the war ended. He was awarded the Bronze Star for acts of heroism, meritorious achievement, and meritorious service in a combat zone.
 
After the war, Edwin joined the USAF. While stationed in England, he met and married Edna Burns, with whom he had two sons, Vernon and Glenn. Ed and Edna were divorced in 1971, and Ed later married Dorothy Howard, who died in 1996.
 
In 1963 Edwin retired from the AF and moved from Great Falls, MO, to Fairborn, OH. He worked as a long-distance truck driver for 20 years before his career ended with a rollover crash. Ed spent most of his retirement years in Springfield, OH, tending a garden and visiting with his grandsons.
 
He is survived by his two sons, Vernon (Kristen Edler)of Bellbroo k, OH; and Glenn (Katherine Jones) of Boise, ID; three grandsons: Trevor, Chase, and Grant; two brothers, Loren of Machesney Park, IL; and Vernon of Muncie, IN.
 
Interment: Rose Hill Mausoleum
4781 S. Charleston Pike
Springfield, OH 45502
 
 
Wife of classmate Denny McKenzie

BARBARA A. MCKENZIE March 2, 1953 ­ April 10, 2015 BARBARA A. MCKENZIE 62, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Friday, April 10, 2015. She was born March 2, 1953 in Xenia, Ohio the daughter of late George & Harvlee (Stambaugh) BurNett. Mom served the Lord all of her life. She was an active preacher's wife for 24 years and involved in multiple church activities. She will be remembered by all for her love of people and her amazing heart for any person she came in contact with. She never met a stranger or anyone she would not feed…well! She is now at peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was an active member of Huber Heights First Baptist Church. A longtime resident of New Carlisle, graduate of Tecumseh High School in 1971 and worked in retail for 20 years Catherine's/Avenue. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Wm. Denny McKenzie? children, Stacie LeAnn McKenzie, Matthew Den McKenzie? two grandchildren, Lydia & JaeAnna McKenzie? two brothers, John & Robert BurNett? nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 10­12 noon Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio with funeral services at 12 noon in the funeral home. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery.


Mother of classmate Tom Kosina

FAIRBORN — Mary Lucille Kosina, age 93, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Wright Nursing Facility in Fairborn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Kosina of Fairborn. She is survived by her three sons, Daniel and John (Angie) Kosina of Fairborn and Tom (Mary Ann) Kosina of Russells Point, OH. She was one of nine siblings and is survived by her sister Grace Marchese and brothers Pat and Dominic Morgese, all of Milwaukee, WI. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mary was born in Milwaukee and moved to Rona Hills, Fairborn, in 1964 and lived there until moving to Wright Nursing Facility. She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Church in Fairborn. Visitation 9-10 am Friday, March 27 at Mary Help of Christians Church. Mass of Christian Burial 10 am with Rev. Charles Lang, Celebrant. Arrangements by Morris Sons Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Fairborn. Condolences may be sent towww.morris-sons.com.


Father of classmate Darlene Dresbach

DRESBACH, George Willard Age 85, of Fairborn, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Frances Dresbach; brother, Leroy Dresbach; daughters, Mary Janiece Johnson and Brenda Jean Fourman; granddaughter, Tasha Dresbach; wife of 65 years, Mary Phyllis Dresbach (Schafer), and special friend, Caroll Bennett. Willard is survived by his children, Darlene Dresbach and Donna (Michael) McCormick; grandchildren, Angela (Tim) Studebaker, Jawana and Andrew Dresback, Maria Madison, Allison and Shane McCormick; great grandchildren, Sasha and Marcus Dresbach, Javion Jett, Kadyn Robinson, Ary'n Madison, Matthew and Ashley Studebaker, Andrew and Aiden Dresbach; son-in-law, Gerald Fourman, and special friend, Dolly Bennett. Willard was a longtime member of Rona Community Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon for many years. He also sang in the church choir. He retired from Steck Tool & Die. He enjoyed many years of woodworking and crafts, many of which he sold at Trader's World. Willard had a great love of Southern Bluegrass and Gospel music, as well as Western movies. Family will receive friends from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn. To leave a special message of condolence, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.


Mother of classmate Jon Carter

FAIRBORN — Zelda Mae Carter, age 82, of Fairborn, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at her long time residence in Fairborn. She was born Sunday, March 19, 1933 in West Liberty, Kentucky to the late Eddie Elizabeth (Cantrell) Bolin and Orie Bolin. Zelda was a long time member of the Fairborn Chruch of God (now Victory Temple of Fairborn). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Carter. She is survived by her two sons, Clifton Michael Carter of Fairborn and Jonathen Carter of Fairborn, a step son, Jon David Carter of Georgia. Zelda had one brother, Ed Bolin of Fairborn and two sisters, Suzie EleGear of Xenia and Elzie Perry of Fairborn, two grandchildren Brandy Bowling and Sarah Linahan, and 3 great grandchildren. The family wants to extend a special thanks to everyone who played a part in her life throughout the years. The family was served by Burcham Jennings Funeral Home.


Mother of classmate Jeff Black and Mother-in-Law of classmate Sheila Williams Black

FAIRBORN — B. Alice Black, 87 years, passed away March 1, 2015. Preceding her in death were her parents Arthur (Mike) and Bertha Linebaugh; siblings Calvin, Ray, Don & Bobby Linebaugh, Pauline (Delwood) Marshall and Pollyanna (Harold) Cyphers. Surviving is her husband of 68 years, Calvin; sons Douglas, Danny & Jeffrey (Sheila ) Black; grandchildren Christopher, Casey, Erin & Jeremy Black; great-grandchildren Jessica, Jordan, Jenna and Harper Black. Private services with burial will be held at Byron Cemetery with Pastor Vernon Hurles officiating. Services by Morris Sons Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Fairborn. Condolences may be sent to www.morris-sons.com.


Mother of classmate Ronnie Powell

Mattiphine “Mattie” Whitis Powell, age 84 of Fairborn, passed away Friday February 13, 2015.  She was born October 9, 1930 in Dabney, KY, the daughter of the late Elmer and Balzora (Turner) Whitis.  Mattie loved her family and her hobbies included reading, working on puzzle books, and quilting.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Edward Powell; granddaughters, Janice Beegle Jewett and Allison Jean Powell; as well as six brothers and three sisters.  She is survived by five children, Diana (Joel) Beegle of Kettering, Dell (Barbara) Powell of Xenia, Joe (Bettye) Powell of Fredericksburg, TX, Ronnie (Joanne) Powell of Fairborn, Jeff (Michelle) Powell of Huber Heights; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great great-grandson; sister, Anna Ernst; sister-in-law, Phyllis Whitis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday February 15, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Pastor Tim Hamilton officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service.  A private burial will be held by the family in the Byron Cemetery.  Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Mother of classmate Paula Addis Bernard

Mona Lee White Addis, age 85 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was born 9-20-1929 in Williamson, West Virginia. She is predeceased by her father, William Earl White, mother, Maggie Townsend White, and brothers, Cecil White & Sam White. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, James Paul Addis; daughters Jeri (Alan) Dolch, Paula (Bob) Bernard; son Gregory (Suzanne) Addis; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. There will be a celebration of her life at 2 pm Saturday, February 14, at Victory Temple Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org). Arrangements by MORRIS SONS FUNERAL HOME, 104 W Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to www.morris-sons.com


Brother of classmate Kevin O'Neil

DANIEL BRIAN O'NEIL, Fairborn High School Flyers Class of 1969
Daniel Brian O'Neil passed away Friday, January 9, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 29, 1951, the son of George K. O'Neil and Betty Lynn Wood O'Neil.
Dan was a dear and loving brother to his sisters, Nora (Myron G. "Mike") Stern; Carol O’Neil Day (FHS-70); brother, (Cathy) O'Neil; and doting uncle of Rebecca and Laura O'Neil.
He was a passionate seeker of knowledge with a wide range of interests-an avid hobbyist and ardent collector. Growing up, he was active in Boy Scouts, and scouting remained an integral part of his life. Always ready to help others in need, he was courageous and strong in the face of disabilities, just as he was with the cancer that took his life. A blessed presence in the universe, Dan was loving, generous, kind, compassionate, and caring. He will be deeply missed, and we are grateful to all who shared their lives with this benevolent gentleman. Contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to the following:
Hospice of the Western Reserve
300 East 185th Street
Cleveland, OH 44119
(216) 383-2222
www.hospicewr.org/
Or
Malachi House
2810 Clinton Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 621-8831 
https://npo.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp…
Or
Connections • Health • Wellness • Advocacy
24200 Chagrin Boulevard
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 831-6466
http://www.neohs.org/
SERVICES: Private

Father of classmate Linda Long Bair

LONG, Jr., Robert 84, of Valdosta died Monday, February 2, 2015 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on March 3, 1930 in Richmond, Kentucky to the late Robert, Sr. and Clara Lee Stafford Long and had lived in Ohio for many years before moving to Valdosta in November 2014.

Mr. Long was retired from General Motors after thirty two years of service and a member of the Enon Church of God in Enon, Ohio. He loved his family and enjoyed working and helping others. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Anna Davis Long of Valdosta, a daughter, Linda Long Bair of Valdosta, three grandsons, Robert "Matt" Bair of Valdosta, Mark and Melissa Bair of Virginia Beach, VA; John Bair of Valdosta, seven great grandchildren, Mimi Bair, Meagan Bair both of Moultrie, Noah Bair of Valdosta, Madison Bair, Katelyn Bair, Tyler "Robert" Bair all of Virginia Beach, VA and Lilly Bair of Marietta; special friends, Dianne Howard of Valdosta and John Joiner of Valdosta, one brother, Kenneth Long of Seaman, OH; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law and sisters in law, neighbors and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11am, Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Nelligan officiating. Entombment will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.


Mother of classmate Nelda Phillips Burd

Sumiko Phillips (1930 - 2015)

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ENON — Sumiko Kawasaki Phillips, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Enon, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, January 26, 2015. Sumiko was born on December 10, 1930, in Okinawa, Japan. She was the daughter of Saburo Itokazu and Yasu Kawasaki (Itokazu). She had two brothers, Seigo Kawasaki (Akiko) and Mitsuo Kawasaki, and two sisters, Setsuko Tokuyama (Seitoku) and Fujiko Kyan (Hideo). She was the beloved wife, companion, and friend to her husband of 62 years, Tom Pete Phillips; devoted mother of Nelda Phillips Burd (James), Judith Phillips Campbell (Richard), Tom Pete Phillips, Jr. (Karen), Barbara Phillips (Derek Ernest), and Christa Phillips Czyzak; loving grandmother to Desere' (George), Jennifer (Jon), Christopher, Nicholas (Sheena), Drew, Ryan (Michelle), Joshua, Alyssa, and Colin; and proud great-grandmother of Ellie, Makenzie, Makayla, George, Alexander, Charlotte, Isabelle, and Everett.

She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Seigo, and sister Setsuko. Sumiko was a kind, loving, and generous soul. She always looked for the good in people and served as an inspiration and positive role model for her family and friends. She was a member of Byron Church and the Ladies Guild, enjoyed participating in the Okinawa Tomonokai of Ohio, and loved to bowl in the Kittyhawk Military Wives Bowling League. She especially cherished her many friends from Okinawa and Japan. Sumiko was a loving and hardworking mother to her five children as they lived in Okinawa, North Carolina, Montana, Texas, New York, and Ohio during her husband's service in the Air Force. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook, and loved playing piano, gardening and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). She loved to share flowers, fruits and vegetables with friends and family from her beautiful gardens, and she never missed an opportunity to see a grandchild's sporting event, play, or recital.

A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt, Sumiko leaves a legacy of love to family, friends and all who knew her. Friends will be received at Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday January 28, 2015. A funeral service will be held on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at Byron Church, 3230 Trebein Rd., Fairborn, Pastor H. Wesley Barnhill officiating. Burial will follow in the Byron Cemetery. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Shirley Ernest for her loving support and care for Sumiko during her hospice care. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the

 . Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.

Mother of classmate Barry Ison

FAIRBORN — Patricia A. Ison, age 78 of Fairborn, passed away Monday January 26, 2015. She was born January 30, 1936 in Ducktown, TN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hector and Bunia Streyckmans; and husband, Dallas. Patricia is survived by her son, Barry (Sandi) Ison of Fairborn; grandson, Jason Ison; sister Bettye Hoobler of Hillsboro; nephew, Michael (Charlene) Hoobler; niece, Debbie (Rodney) Allen; and step-granddaughter, Keri Davis. A funeral service will be held on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Brother Dan Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Burial will follow in the Byron Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Mother of classmate Debbie Hollingshead Conrad

Bonnie A. Hollingshead, 93, passed away Friday January 16, 2015 at Liberty Nursing Center after a lengthy illness.  She was born May 4, 1921 in Ray, Ohio to Judson and Essie Seymour.  Preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Gene Hollingshead; her parents; and only sibling, Robert Seymour.  She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Rick and Debbie Hollingshead, Debbie and Kurt Conrad, Jo and Kevin Fitzharris; three grandchildren, Lindsay (Jamie) Steinbrunner; Ryan Hollingshead, and Matthew Fitzharris; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Ally Steinbrunner; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

Bonnie was a loving mother who was always involved in her children’s lives.  She never missed a sporting event, a choir or band concert, or any other activity that her children or grandchildren were involved in.  She was frequently a school room mother, and also served as a Brownie scout leader.  Bonnie was a lifelong seamstress, working at a men’s pants factory in Columbus during World War II, making her children’s clothing, piecing quilts, making counted cross stitch sweatshirts, and making and selling Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.  She loved to travel, loved to shop, and loved to eat, especially a good dessert!  Bonnie learned to drive at the age of 64, after her husband passed away. 

 

She was a very active member in the Maple Avenue Church of God in Fairborn, serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years, as well as the Sunday school secretary.  She was a poll worker in the South Elementary School gym for many elections over the years.  Bonnie had a special place in her heart for babies, and cats and dogs.  She had many good friends and enjoyed spending time with them.  She loved to sing, and frequently hummed when doing the dishes or other housework.  Bonnie was a wonderful mother and a “good, great, grandma”.  She was loving, caring, playful and funny, sharing, imaginative and resourceful.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. 

 

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Maple Avenue Church of God, 1352 S. Maple Ave., Fairborn, Pastor James Clayton officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church.  Burial will follow in the Byron Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Tenth Life, PO Box 178, Alpha, OH 45301, a cat rescue organization.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. 


Mother of classmate Judy Frehse and wife of our principal, John Frehse.

Erla Frehse, 95, of Port Orange passed on Dec. 29, 2014. She had been a School Teacher for 21 yrs. and Manager for Highlights for Children magazine in Fairborn, Ohio. Erla and her husband John, moved to Port Orange in 1984, they enjoyed the beach and friends. A member of Covenant United Methodist Church, she enjoyed volunteering at the Secret Attic and Family Renew. Erla is survived by children Michael, Jeffrey, Judith, Beth, eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Ohio at the Waynesville Cemetery.


Mother of deceased classmate Cathy Noe Roberts.

FAIRBORN — Hilda Noe was born in Eldorado, Illinois December 12, 1922. Parents were the late Elmer and Estella (Davis) Gladson.She worked at several jobs, but the joy of her life was being a housewife and mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairborn. Hilda was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Byron Noe, on December 24, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her dear brother and sister-in-law Elmer and Mary Gladson of Springfield, Missouri, her step-mother Marguerite Gladson of DuQuoin, Illinois, and by her beloved daughter Cathy Roberts of Beavercreek, Ohio.Survived by a son, Ronald Byron Noe (Nancy) of Manhattan Beach, California, 3 grandsons Sam, Eli and Oliver, and a granddaughter Lia, all of Manhattan Beach, California. Also survived by a son-in-law, Larry Roberts of Beavercreek, 3 grandchildren - Jeffrey (Laura) Roberts of Woodstock, Virginia, Brent (Meredith) Roberts of Austin, Texas, and Julie (Chris) Fink of Delaware, Ohio. Also 12 great-grandchildren - Celia, Stephen, Paul, Monica, Adam, Victoria and Benjamin Roberts; Ethan, Jeremiah and Stella Roberts; Amelia and Luca Fink. Also a nephew Jack (Becki) Gladson and their 2 sons Matthew and Jeremy Gladson of Springfield, Missouri. Hilda was also survived by other nieces and nephews, cousins, and by many friends. Friends may call on Wednesday December 31, 2014 from 10AM – 11AM at Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, Ohio, where services will be held at 11AM with John Eshelman officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. Online condolences may be left atwww.BurchamJennings.com.


Teacher, Coach and Administrator Thomas Swaim

Thomas S. “Tom” Swaim, age 78 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday December 6, 2014 in the Hospice of Dayton.  He was born January 11, 1936 in McArthur, Ohio, and was raised by his grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Art Lesser in Jackson, Ohio.  While in high school he played in the All Ohio Boys’ Band for two years, graduating in 1954 from Jackson High School; and followed with service to his country in the US Army in Okinawa, Japan. 

 

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from Rio Grande College and master’s degree from Wittenberg College.  He was hired by H.K. Baker and served his entire career with the Fairborn City Schools as a teacher, principal, coach, and athletic director; retiring after 32 years of service.  Following retirement he continued his service to his community and school system as a member and past president of the Fairborn Board of Education.  Recognized for his commitment he was inducted into the Fairborn City Schools Hall of Honor in 2002.  

 

Tom was a longtime member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn; enjoyed volunteering at the National Museum of the USAF; was named Man of the Year by the Fairborn Jaycees; served on the board of the Greene County Council on Aging and on the Greene County Career Center Board of Education; played in the Fairborn Civic Band; was a member of Phi Delta Kappa; and was a past king of the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival. 

 

Tom was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Joe and Maxine Swaim; his mother, Mary Swaim; and a sister-in-law, Norma Wevurski.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janet; a daughter, Kelley (Darryl) Niven of Portage, MI; two grandchildren, Paige Niven and Grant Swaim Niven; two brothers, James (Connie) Swaim of Tampa, FL, Robert (Pat) Swaim of Circleville, OH; and brother-in-law, John Wevurski of Fairborn.  The family will receive friends on Sunday December 14, 2014 from 3:00 until 6:00 P.M. in the First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn, 1130 Highview Dr., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Monday February 15, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., Rev. Karen Cassedy officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Byron Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton –or- First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.  


Grandson of Classmate Debbie Allen Wilder:

Debbie Wilder has recently joined our web site, and she writes to me that she lost her 19-year-old grandson Marty Stanaford on May 3, 2014. He drowned in the accident in the Ohio River, along with his friend.Most of us in the local area remember the story. Many sympathies go to her in this terrible family tragedy.


 Husband of Classmate Bonnie Underwood Hill:

HILL, John R. Age 63 of Kettering, passed away November 24, 2014. He was born October 4, 1951 in Tulsa, OK to John M. and Phola Hill. John was preceded in death by sisters: Nancy K. Hill and Beverly Smith. In addition to his parents, John is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Bonnie Hill; children: David (Sarah) Hill, Shane (Nancy E.) Hill and Nancy (Chad) Marsh; grandchildren: Zack, Dylan, Kaity, Sarah, Alyssa, Amelia, Ben, Luke and Colin; brother, Geoff (Debbie) Hill; sisters: Liz (Bruce) Walls, Susan (Paul) Crouse and Jeanita (Jeff) Vinson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at The Gathering, 8911 Yankee Street, Centerville. Pastor David Rudd officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's memory to The Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements by Newcomer Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd. To send a special message to the family, please visitwww.NewcomerDayton.com


Son of Classmates Joan Duvall Patrick and David Vowell

Thomas L. (Tommy) Vowell, 41 of Fairborn, OH, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was born February 19, 1973, in Xenia, OH. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, John R. Duvall and an aunt, Vicki Duvall Crigger.

He is survived by a daughter, Alyssa Vowell of Xenia, OH; mother and stepfather, Joan and Arlie Patrick of Beavercreek, OH; father and stepmother, David and Michele Vowell of Yellow Springs, OH; three siblings, Bradley Patrick; Meghann (Kyle) Thacker; and Kristin (Jason) Lookabaugh; maternal grandmother, Lucille (John) Dailey of Fairborn, OH; paternal grandparents, Don and Betty Vowell of Fairborn, OH; as well as, extended family and friends.

VISITATION: Friday November 28, 2014, 11:00 a.m..-12:00 p.m.
Belton-Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 879-0800

SERVICE: Friday November 28, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Victory Temple with Pastor Tim Walden
2443 Valle Greene Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324 
(937) 878-1620

INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery 
3256 Trebein Road
Beavercreek Twp., OH
(937) 878-9700
Condolences: http://www.beltonstroup.com/condolences.htm


Father of Alan George

Irving Robert George, 92, passed away November 16, 2014 at Heron Pointe Nursing Home in Brooksville, FL. He was born on October 25, 1922 in Marilla, New York the son of Edward and Laura (Dabb) George. Irving is survived by his loving wife, Grace Mentzer, whom he married on 1 Dec 1943. Their children are Donald and Becky George, Lake Placid, FL; Lana and Larry Doehleman, Tampa, FL; Nina and Curt Bowen, Spring Hill, FL; Alan and Linda George, Fairborn, OH; Kim and Keith Kreiger, Fairborn, OH; Janet and Randy Wyrick, Wausau, WI; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grand children; and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings, Elmer, Lillie Webster, Harriet Pralow, Marvin, Henry, Ida Wigler, and Inez Hagen. He served in the United States Army. A lifetime member of the American Legion. A celebration for Life will be held on 3 December 2014 at the Florida National cemetery in Bushnell, FL. At 11:00AM. Burial: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA


Brother of Debbie Cook Perry

Thomas Ray Perry, 55 of Ft. Wayne, IN, formerly of Fairborn, OH, passed away at his home Monday, November 10, 2014. He was born September 19, 1959, in Xenia, OH, the son of James B. and Elsie Bolin Perry. He was predeceased by a brother, James; paternal grandmother, Mildred Perry; and maternal grandfather, Ettie Farris.
He is survived by his parents, James B. and Elsie Bolin Perry of Fairborn, OH; his lifelong companion of 27 years, Carol Palermo and her children, Michael (Brandy) Palermo of Austin, TX: Maria (Garry) Oliver of Ft. Wayne, IN; a daughter, Summer Kroh of Lansing, MI; a son, Thomas Joshua "T.J." of Centerville, OH; a sister, Deborah (Ricky) Cook of Fairborn; OH; a brother, Timothy Perry of Nashville, TN; as well as, several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A 1977 graduate of Park Hills HS, Thom served our country in the US Air Force. Prior to living in Ft. Wayne, IN, he resided in Lansing, MI, and Toledo, OH. A gifted flutist, he hand carved Native American flutes and was involved in the Native American culture for many years. Thom was a talented guitarist and enjoyed singing with his brother Tim and many of his friends. The family extends deep gratitude to the hospice staff and to family members, especially to Carol, for the warmhearted and excellent care that Thom received during his battle with cancer. Contributions may be made to any hospice in Thom’s memory.
VISITATION: Friday November 14, 2014, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
SERVICE: Friday November 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Belton-Stroup Funeral Home with Pastor Clyde Perry officiating
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery
3256 Trebein Road
Fairborn OH 45324
(937) 878-9700
Condolences: BeltonStroup.com

Mother of Virginia Julian

Maria Ida Julian (Idy), 94, and a resident of St. Leonard's Retirement Community in Centerville, OH, went to be with our Lord Saturday, November 1, 2014. She was born March 16, 1920, near Zurich, Switzerland. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Peter, and her brother, Hans Ochsner.

She is survived by her three children, Peter Julian (Pamela), Xenia, OH; Virginia Wells (Mick) Troy, OH; and Alfred Julian (Linda), Roscoe, IL; sister, Elsi Spiess (Hans), Rapperswil, Switzerland; sister-in-law, Maria Ochsner, Zurich, Switzerland; six grandchildren, Paul Julian, Mark Wells, Michael Wells, Krista Wells, Adam (Sarah) Julian, and Bryan Julian; and great-grandchild, Carter Julian.

After studying dress design in Geneva, Idy came to the United States in 1947. In 1948 she married the love of her life, Peter Julian, in New York City. They settled in New Hartford, NY, and in 1965, they moved to Fairborn, OH. They were married for 49 years when Peter passed away in 1997. Idy loved to oil paint and was a very talented artist. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and playing pinochle. Most importantly, Idy loved her family and her family always came first. She was always a caring and an affectionate mother, completely devoted to her children. She cherished her grandchildren and great grandchild and will be deeply missed by her family. Contributions may be made in Idy's memory to your favorite charity.

VISITATION: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. St. Leonard Faith Community 8100 Clyo Road Centerville, OH (937) 435-3626

Interment: Fairfield Cemetery 730 Clover Street Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 754-3093

Condolences: www.BurchamJennings.com


Mother of classmate Rick Rice

Ora Lea Rice, age 83 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday October 21, 2014. She was born September 26, 1931 in Lebanon, Missouri, the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Minnie D. (Steinberg) Snyder. Ora Lea was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Fairborn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five siblings. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John; two sons, Rick (Debbie) Rice of Fairborn, Steven Rice of Fairborn; two grandsons, Chris Rice of Fairborn, Jamie Rice of Fairborn; two great-grandchildren, David and Alexandria; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Vitas Hospice and Cindy House for the loving care they provided. A funeral service will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Dr. David A. Rakes officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will follow in the Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fairborn –or- Vitas Hospice. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Mother of classmate David White

WHITE, Mary Ellen age 92, of Springboro formerly of Fairborn died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Miami Valley Hospital. She was born the daughter of David & Frances (Sloane) Blankenship on August 31, 1922 in Pike County, Kentucky. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Walker White, sister and brother-in-law Josephine "Dimple" (Lon) Marcum, brothers Walter and Dewey Blankenship, nephew Virgil Marcum, and nieces Linda Kay Brown and Janet "Punkin" Daniels. Mary is survived by her son David (Susan) White, grandchildren Christina Lynn (Bryan) Frantz, Jennifer Louise (Toby Ballard) White, and Jonathan Walker White, great grandchildren Nathalie, Alexander, Dakota, and Madison, niece Francis (Gene) Jeffries, and special friend Ruth English. Mary was a longtime member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. She worked for Rike's and Elder Beerman department stores and was a Rosie Riveter in Akron during the war. After the passing of her husband Walker she followed her dream and became a world traveler. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Mamaw will be missed by all who love her. Friends may call at the Burcham Jennings Funeral home on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM where services will be held at 1:00PM with Brother Dewayne Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Medway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses 5636 Burkhardt Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45431. 


 

Mother of classmate Susan Jones Samuel

Lyde Summers Black Jones passed away peacefully at home on August 28, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. She was 94 years old and was born on November 2, 1919 in Toone, Hardeman County, Tennessee. She was the youngest of three children of the late Dr. Alphonzo Eugene Black and Lyde Lytton Summers. Her brother, Alphonzo Eugene Black Jr., and sister Virginia Catherine Black predeceased her. Lyde met her husband Lt. Felix Henley Jones, Jr. at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They were married May 10, 1942 and were married 58 years before he passed away on February 14, 2000. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She had a sweet diplomatic disposition and was easy to get along with. She loved telling stories with under lying meaning that could teach you something about yourself. 

She was very interested in Genealogy and wrote a book about our father's ancestry. The title of her book is Col. Jefferson F. Jones of the Kingdom of Calloway His Ancestor and Decedents. Lyde Jones was the Past Governor General of The National Society Ladies of the Thistle, Past State President of National Society Southern Dames of America, Past Governor, San Antonia Company, Jamestown Society. Past Regent, San Antonia Colony, The National Society Magna Charta Dames, Past State Second Vice President, State Chairman, Past Chapter Regent, National Society Daughters of American Revolution. Chaplin for Chapter XXVI The Colonial Dames of America, Past State Registrar, Past Chapter Regent, Past State Chairman, National Society Daughters of the America Colonists, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Past State Librarian, Past State Chairman, Past Chapter President, National Society United States Daughters of 1812, National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor, National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, and National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars. 
United Daughters of the Confederacy, First Families of Tennessee, National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrim, Society of the Descendants of Washington Army at Valley Forge, Order of Washington and San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. 

Lyde Jones is survived by her three daughters: Lyde Catherine Jones Beurskens, Carolyn Elizabeth Jones Van Helden and her husband, Thomas Martin Elwell and Susan Patricia Jones Bond Samuel and her husband David Samuel. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: John Henley Beurskens, Bryan Christian Beurskens, Maria Catherine Beurskens, Joseph Michael Beurskens Gabriel Alexander Lee, Benjamin Henley Lee, Daniel Denniston Lee, Felicia Lyde Bond and Jacob Aaron Bond. She is also survived by six great grandchildren: Thomas John Beurskens, Grayson Christian Braham, Tao Alexander Lee, Noah Summers Lee, Kai Nicholas Lee, and Bailey Martini. 

Mother will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonia, Texas. 


Mother of classmate Larry Roberts and deceased classmate Gary Roberts

FAIRBORN — Reva Whitt, age 85, of Fairborn died on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of Challie & Mintie (Bayes) Long on September 13, 1929 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. She was preceded by her parents, first husband George E Roberts, second husband Wayne E Whitt, son Gary E Roberts, step son Vondal Whitt and step daughter in law Joann Whitt, brothers Dencil Long and Oliver C Long, sisters Birdie Prater and Belle Van Hoose. She is survived by her son Larry E Roberts and step son Durward Whitt (Barbara), daughters V Faye Amburgey (Wayne) and Lisa M Adams (Michael), sisters Lakie Fisher and Nollie Combs, grandchildren, Jeff Whitt (Karen), Sheila Grimm (Craig), Marvin Whitt, Tony Roberts, Christa Burress (Mike), Steven Whitt, Alicia Adams and Amelia Adams, great grandchildren Amanda Glase (Duane), Zachary Sparks, Erin Sparks, Ryan Grimm, many nephews, nieces and cousins. Reva attended Victory Temple (formally known as the Fairborn Church of God) and faithfully served as Sunday school teacher, usher, benevolent committee, nursing home visitations. She was a homemaker and worked at Sunshine Biscuit and WPAFB. Reva was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She will be missed by all who love her. Friends may call on Thursday, October 2, 2014 5PM to 7PM at Victory Temple Church 2443 Valle Greene Dr. Fairborn, Ohio where services will be on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10AM at the church with Pastor Ancil Carter and Pastor Tim Walden officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. The family is being served by Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, Fairborn. Condolences may be sent to the family atwww.BurchamFuneralHome.com


Mother of classmate Thom Peters

SCHOENING, Vernie 82, of Springfield passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 in her home. She was born September 16, 1932 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky to the late Dan and Marie Tuggle. Vernie was a member of the New Covenant Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Richard Schoening, a daughter, Jody Peters of Fairfield, two sons; Paul Peters of Washington, D.C., Thom Peters of Franklin, Tennessee, numerous grandchildren and friends. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in Adkins Funeral Home, Enon, with Pastor Sam Slagel officiating. Burial will follow the service in Rose Hill Memorial Park. A visitation will be held 5-7 Monday in the Funeral Home. In-lieu-of flowers Vernie's family asks donations be made to Community Mercy Hospice. www.adkinsfunerals.com 


Mother of deceased classmate Kenny Hutchinson

Ivory Hutchinson, age 88 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday September 13, 2014.  She was born August 1, 1926 in Sandy Hook, KY, the daughter of the late Jim Taylor and Della (Lewis) Stephens.  Ivory attended the First Church of God Tabernacle in Fairborn.  She was a homemaker and loved to cook, bake, and can.  Ivory also enjoyed crocheting and sewing; making quilts for each grandchild when they turned 18.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie in April of 1995; two sisters, Barbara Moore, Bertha Fannin; three brothers, Addie, Elden, and Linvel Stephens; two sons, Lowell, Kenneth; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hutchinson; and son-in-law, Stephen Thompson.  She is survived by seven children, Wendell Hutchinson of Beavercreek, Beatrice (James) Lowe of New Carlisle, Wayne (JoAnn) Hutchinson of Sidney, Randy Hutchinson of New Carlisle, Darrell (Debbie) Hutchinson of Fairborn, Mark Hutchinson of Beavercreek, Judy Thompson of Fairborn; daughter-in-law, Betsy Hutchinson of Troy; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Beulah Fyffe of Washington CH, Dixie (Denval) Gilliam of Fairborn, Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Leo) Skaggs of Fairborn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.  A special thank you is extended to the Hospice of Dayton and the staff of Liberty Nursing Center in Beavercreek for their loving care.  The family will receive friends on Thursday September 18, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn.  A funeral service will be held on Friday September 19, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the First Church of God Tabernacle, 1635 Montgomery Ave., Fairborn, Pastor Lowell Lay and Brother Dan Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in the Byron Cemetery.  Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the First Church of God Tabernacle. 


Father of Classmate Brad Stiles and Father-in-Law of Classmate Mary Kay Brandt Stiles.

FAIRBORN — Col. Joseph E. Stiles Ret. age 95 of Fairborn died on September 4, 2014 at the Hospice of Dayton. Joseph was born the son of Curvin & Nellie (Erhart) Stiles on September 3, 1919 in Reading Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Janie Stiles, son Robert "Bob" Stiles, and 3 sisters Pauline, Dee Dee, and Romaine. Joseph is survived by his sons Joe (Nancy) Stiles, Jim Stiles, and Brad (Kay) Stiles; grandchildren Charlene (John) Zapata, Diana (Patrick) Hester, and Danny Stiles; great – grandchildren Abigail, Benjamin, Lily, Alex, Leon, Jeff, and Alyssa. Joseph will be missed by all those who knew him. Joseph was a member of the United Sates Air Force where he proudly served for 32 years. While serving his country during WW2 he was active in the Berlin Air Lift. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home 119 E. Main St. Fairborn Ohio on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 10AM – 11AM. Funeral service will follow at 11AM with Pastor Ken Majors officiating. Interment will be at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Dayton. Online condolences may be left at www.BurchamJennings.com.


Brother of Classmate Steve McCallister and brother-in-law of Classmate Carol Carbaugh McCallister

John E. McCallister, Jr., age 65 of New Carlisle, OH passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. He was born November 20, 1948, in Fairborn, OH the son of the late John E., Sr. and Olga Margaret (Pat) Wagner McCallister.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah; a brother, Steven (FHS-71) (Carol) McCallister; a niece, Jane Sack all of Colorado Springs, CO; an aunt, Anne Trissel of Canton, OH; and three cousins, Mildred Newman of West Carrollton, OH; Lois Bubeck of Versailles, OH; and Nancy Severance of Boise, ID.

John was employed with General Motors Delphi plant, retiring in 2006 after 35 years of service. He was s an avid fisherman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to the charity of your choice.

VISITATION: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. SERVICE: Tuesday, September2, 2014, 1:00 P.M. w/Pastor Bob Kline Belton Stroup Funeral Home 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 879-0800

Inurnment: Byron Cemetery 3256 Trebein Road Fairborn OH 45324 (937) 878-9700

Condolences: http://www.beltonstroup.com/condolences.htm


 

Brother of Classmate David Brannan

Patrick Eugene Brannan, 59, of Springfield, OH passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 7, 2014. He was born December 20, 1954, in Toledo, OH to Lawrence and Frances Anderson Brannan. He was predeceased by his father, Lawrence; and brother-in-law, Robert Smith.

His wife, Kim Louden Westfall Brannan; mother, Frances Brannan of Fairborn, OH; five daughters, Katie (Pete) Dunlap and Kelly (K.T.) Trail, both of Dayton, OH; Joyce Westfall of Dayton, OH; Jennifer (Troy) VonDelen; and Angela Roehm, both of Urbana, OH; son, Daryl Westfall of St. Paris, OH; three sisters, Paula (FHS-68) Smith of Dayton, OH; Laureen Brannan of Dayton, OH; Maureen (FBHS-75) (Anthony) Tyskiewicz of Anchorage, AK; six brothers, Charles (Terry) (FHS-69) (Lisa) Brannan of Orange Park, FL; David Brannan (FHS-71) of Dayton, OH; Jeffrey (FBHS-79) (Cathy) Brannan of Dayton, OH; Kevin Brannan (FBHS-80) of Fairborn, OH; Andrew (FBHS-82) (Jackie) Brannan of LaRue, OH; and honorary brother, Mike (Sue) Saley survive.

Pat retired from Norfolk Southern (Conrail) as a Chief Railroad clerk. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, OSU Buckeyes, and Cleveland Browns.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the following:

Community Mercy Hospice
44 W. Harding Road
Springfield, OH 45504
http://www.community-mercy.org/home_health_hospice_donation.asp

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Foundation (Cure PSP)
30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201
Timonium, MD 21093
800-457-4777
www.psp.org/

VISITATION: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 P.M.-5:00 p.m.
Vernon Funeral Home
235 Miami Street
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 653-8888

SERVICE: Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Urbana Friends Church with Pastors Peter Faville and Jim Chess
204 N Rohrer Street
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 653-4172

Condolences: www.vernonfh.com


 

Father of Classmate Rhonda Limbach Long

RONALD (RON) LIMBACH

Ronald (Ron) George Limbach, age 83 of Fairborn, OH passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord Monday, August 4, 2014, after a lengthy stay at Miami Valley and Kindred Hospitals. He was born June 3, 1931, to Wilton George and Margaret Ann Raabe Limbach. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Dorothy Limbach (FHS-56); and his former wife, Sharlee Veidt Limbach.

His loving wife of 36 years, Myra; the three very special children with whom he was blessed and who deeply loved and respected their father, daughter, Rhonda Long (FHS-71) of Clearwater FL; son, Mark (FHS-75) (Sharon) of Seaside CA; daughter, Jessica Limbach of Yellow Springs, OH; and future son-in-law, Carl Gleinser, survive. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Janel Long of Clearwater FL; Angelique Long of Lake Station, IN; and Alex Limbach of Seaside, CA; as well as, two great grandchildren.

Ron was a retired employee of the Metropolitan Insurance Companies who served over 50 years as a dedicated and trustworthy professional-- first, as an agent, progressing to sales manager, and eventually District Sales Manager for the Dayton, OH office. During his lengthy and stellar career, he touched the lives of hundreds of his clients with his guidance, service, and universal love for people.

A Chartered Life Underwriter well-known in the Dayton-Springfield metropolitan areas, Ron served as the Springfield Chapter President of the National Association of Life Underwriters and was a seasoned member of the Dayton Association of Life Underwriters. He served as the President of the Ohio/West Virginia Chapter of the Metropolitan Veterans Association.

Ron was a member of Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church and an active member in the Fairborn Knights of Columbus Council 3724, serving in many capacities including Past Grand Knight of Council 3724 and a member of the Monsignor Buckley Fourth Degree. Recently, Ron and his wife, Myra, were awarded the prestigious Knights of Columbus State Award as Family of the Month.

His penchant and expertise for fund-raising for the K of C were renowned. Raffle sales and tickets were just two of his specialties. Serving as the Chairperson of the Wright State University Men's Basketball Ushering Program, he and his fellow Knights raised thousands of dollars for local charities and school scholarships.

Civic minded, benevolent, compassionate, and altruistic, Ron entertained many individuals at the Fairborn Chamber of Commerce Chamber Chats with his music and volunteered his skillful art at the Senior Centers of Fairborn and Beavercreek, as well as, at the local residential elderly health care communities, The Summit at Park Hills in Fairborn and Friends Care Community in Yellow Springs.

His kindness, his candor, and his sense of humor touched all those in the insurance industry who had the privilege of knowing him. A gifted musician and a naturally gifted pianist, he entertained family, friends, and others with music that flowed smoothly and melodically from his mind to his fingers. Ron’s music emanated from his heart. He was a remarkable and talented individual who enjoyed storytelling, jokes, and his fellow man. The absence of his warm, affable personality and his enchanting music will leave a void in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

The family wishes to recognize the caring staffs of Miami Valley and Kindred Hospitals and their many dedicated, supportive friends who helped sustain them during the past six challenging weeks. In addition,the family requests that charitable donations be made in Ron’s memory to one of the following:

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304 Chicago, IL 60611-3201 http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/donate-now Via phone: (888) 733-6741 Fax: (866) 587-9158

American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 https://donate.cancer.org/index Via Phone: 1-800-227-2345

VISITATION: Friday, August 08, 2014, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Burcham Jennings Funeral Home 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 878-0711

SERVICE: Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, August 09, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church 954 N Maple Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 878-8353

INTERMENT: Byron Cemetery 3256 Trebein Road Fairborn, OH 45324 (937) 878-9700

Condolences: www.BurchamJennings.com


 

Sister of Classmate Shelley Gibson

BEERBOWER, Cynthia Gibson Cynthia Gibson Beerbower passed away on July 26, 2014, in her South Kensington home in London. She was 65. Cynthia was born on June 25, 1949, in Dayton, Ohio. As a child, she lived in Europe, where her father was a military attaché, then in Washington D.C. and Abilene, Texas. She attended Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio, from which she graduated in 1967. In her senior year, she was a panelist on the Dayton Daily News Youth Forum. In 1992, she was inducted into the Fairborn High School Alumni Hall of Honor. Cynthia received her BA, magna cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College in 1971, her JD from Boston University Law School in 1974 and her LLB from the University of Cambridge in 1976. At Cambridge, she was a member of Newnham College. She married John E. Beerbower in 1971. John, a 1966 graduate of Oakwood High School and also a panelist of the Dayton Daily News Youth Forum the year ahead of Cynthia, became a partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City in 1980. After admission to the New York Bar, Cynthia was an associate at the New York City law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, where she was elected a partner in 1981. She specialized in tax. At the time, she was one of only a handful of women partners at Wall Street law firms. In 1993, she joined the first Clinton administration, serving first as International Tax Counsel under Secretary Lloyd Benson and then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy under Secretary Robert Rubin. She left government service in late 1996. In the following years, Cynthia founded and, for four years, ran Reeve Court, an insurance company based in Bermuda. After selling Reeve Court, she joined the Quellos Group, a Seattle-based hedge fund and, after Quellos was bought by the Blackstone Group, joined XE Capital, a new hedge fund, in New York City. She retired from the financial business in 2005 and moved to France with her daughter Sarah. She and her husband acquired an olive farm in Chateauneuf de Grasse, in the south of France in 2006. She spent several years consumed with an extensive renovation of the old mas and guesthouse. She also oversaw five successful harvests producing hundreds of liters of extra virgin olive oil each year. From 2012 onward, Cynthia divided her time among residences in Toronto, New York City, the South of France and London. She had a lifelong passion for the renovation of houses and interior design. In recent years, she developed a strong interest in modern art and became an active patron of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She is survived by her husband John, her son John Eliot, 30, an attorney at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia, and his wife Megan, her daughter Sarah Rittenhouse, 24, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge and a sister Shelley Gibson, of Kettering, Ohio. There will be a private ceremony for the immediate family.


Father of Classmate David Niebes and guest member Alan Niebes

FAIRBORN — Oscar "Flash" Niebes, age 91 of Fairborn, passed away Monday July 14, 2014. Oscar was born on March 7, 1923 near Luzerne, Iowa, the son of the late Elmer and Irma (Kallsen) Niebes. He graduated in 1940 from Belle Plaine High School where – as a quarterback on the football team – he earned the nickname "Flash". Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the Marshall Islands between 1942 and 1945. On May 13, 1945, he wed Dorothy Ann Kucera and remained married over 67 years. After his discharge, he enrolled at St. Louis University's Parks College graduating with a bachelor degree in aircraft maintenance engineering. At Parks, he was commissioned a second lieutenant [USAF Reserve], eventually being assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB. Oscar resigned his commission in 1953 and joined the Civil Service as a flight test program planner. His career spanned more than 44 years before he retired. He received the "Outstanding Civilian" award by the Wright Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association in 1982. A resident of Fairborn for 62 years, Oscar was very active in civic affairs. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, PTA boards, president of high school athletic club, and Kittyhawk Rose Society. In 1980, Oscar and Dorothy received the Dedication of Service plaque for the Fairborn Rex Aukerman Classic Relays. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann, brother Emlyn and sister Marian Merritt. He is survived by three sons, David (Terri) Niebes of Peachtree City, GA, Alan (Toni) Niebes of Houston and William Niebes of Fairborn; five grandchildren, Jonathan (Katie) Niebes, Heather (Edward) Sherwood, Matthew Niebes, Allison (Matt) Niebes-Davis, Ryan Niebes; and three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Molly and Jaxson. The funeral service and burial will be held privately by the family. A public gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday July 18 from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526, 526 Legion Lane, Fairborn. Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of Dayton, the Boy Scouts of America Tecumseh Council, or Fairborn City Schools Athletics. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Member of the Class of 1973

I will not do this often. Karen was special and many knew her. As you read about her, you realize how wide her sphere of influence was. To me, she was just a fellow "track mom."

FAIRBORN — Karen Lynn Wright Hayes was born on June 13, 1955, in Xenia, Ohio, and died on July 9, 2014, at her home in Fairborn, Ohio. Karen grew up in Fairborn, where she was a longtime member of the Fairborn (St. Luke) United Methodist Church community. She attended Fairborn Baker High School as part of the class of 1973 and excelled in music, drama, and academics. She then earned her bachelor's degree in English and journalism at Miami University, graduating cum laude in 1976 and joining Phi Beta Kappa. Karen married L. Stephen Hayes on March 20, 1976. For decades, Karen and Steve served United Methodist Church communities across west Ohio, including Amsden, Rehoboth, Findlay Bethlehem, Cedarville, Selma, West Elkton, North Hampton Asbury, New Madison, Arcanum Trinity, and Jamestown. Karen was a mentor to countless congregation members, teaching Sunday School classes, directing choirs, and serving as a lay minister. She brought light and warmth to the greater community through her roles as Girl Scout troop leader, Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination coach, high school writing tutor, and Upward Bound instructor. Upon her graduation from college, Karen worked for several years as a reporter and associate editor for the Fostoria Review Times. Following the birth of her three children, Karen returned to Miami University to earn her master's degree in English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric. Her academic career spanned more than twenty years, as she taught courses in language, literature, and English as a Second Language (ESL) at Clark State Community College, Wittenberg University, and Wright State University. She taught thousands of students during her career, always balancing her formidable intellectual skills with her inexhaustible sense of compassion. With creativity, empathy, and determination, she helped students from a variety of backgrounds to widen and deepen their worlds. Karen was preceded in death by her brothers Tommy and Gary Wright and by her mother Jeanne (Hines) Wright. She is survived by her husband Steve of Fairborn; father Thomas Wright, Fairborn; sisters Jan (Greg) Barger, Overland Park, KS; and Barbara (Arthur Riley) Wright, Indianapolis; daughter Carrigan Jo, Westerville; son Robert Thomas, Columbus; daughter Katherine Jeanne, Oxford; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and colleagues. During her valiant battle, Karen often cited Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Calling hours will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn, closing with a short service. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday (July 19) at Asbury United Methodist Church in North Hampton, Ohio. Friends are invited to make memorial contributions to the Fairborn Pre-School, Nothing but Nets, Heifer Project, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), or a

. Condolences may be made to the family atwww.BeltonStroup.com.

Sister of classmate Patti Silcott Vince

Diana K. SILCOTT HENDERSON, Park Hills HS Class of 1979

Diana K. Henderson was taken from our lives entirely too soon Friday, June 13, 2014. She was born July 10, 1961, to David M. and Irene (Yoakum) Silcott in Dayton, OH, and was a lifelong resident of the Fairborn and Enon areas. Diana was predeceased by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey A. (PH-75) and Lynette (Puckett) Silcott (FHS-76); grandparents, Earnest and Frances Silcott; and Robert and Helen (Bellows) Yoakum; as well as, two nephews, Nicolas Silcott, and Jeffrey A Silcott, Jr. (FHS-98).

Diana left behind her beloved husband of 37 years, Ernest Henderson; two respected and considerate children: son, John (FHS-96) (Angela) Henderson of Enon, OH; and lovely daughter, Elizabeth (FHS-200) (Edward) Lashua of Ballston Spa, NY; two brothers, David M. Silcott, Jr., (FHS-69 ) of Fairborn, OH; and James E.(Evelyn FHS-72) Silcott of Fairborn, OH; and one sister, Patricia F. (FHS-71) (Wayne) Vince, Fairborn, OH; eight grandchildren: Alexandria, Joseph, Arizona, Sebastian, Maryjane, Danilynn, Hannah, and Andrew; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as, several special friends.

Diana had a beautiful spirit and was frequently asked for her guidance and advice. She had a huge and warm, open heart accompanied by a delightful sense of humor. Her door was always open and she welcomed many of her children’s friends into her home and her life. In turn, many of these children referred to her as their “Second Mom.” She was the mentor, advisor, and advocate for many of her nieces and nephews.

A faithful and exemplary employee of the United States Postal Service for more than 25 years, her gracious, diligent, and unpretentious nature was evident, as she was elected a Union Steward by the end of her career. Although she endured many personal ailments during her life, she was always kind, patient, tolerant, generous, and understanding. She made time to listen and to help others when and however she could. She was the unwavering, indefatigable, dedicated, and devoted caregiver for her deeply loved husband, who is suffering from cancer.

In lieu of flowers, we request that you perform random acts of kindness whenever the opportunity arises and that you are compassionate and charitable to everyone whom you encounter. Diana, you will be missed more than you can ever imagine….until we meet again.

Celebration of life: Monday, June 30, 2014, 11 a.m. John Bryan State Park Lower Shelter House (rear of Main Park) 3790 State Route 370 Yellow Springs, OH 45387 (937) 767-1274


Mother of classmate Sheila Williams Black and mother-in-law of Jeff Black:

FAIRBORN — Daisy Williams, age 92, of Fairborn died on May 10, 2014 in Morrow, Ohio surrounded by her family. Daisy was born the daughter of John & Rachel (Jordan) Madden on July 23, 1921 in Greenup County, Kentucky. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Perry, brothers John, Rance, Floyd Madden, sister Agnes Ramey, and a daughter in law Cathy Williams. Daisy is survived by her daughter Sheila (Jeff) Black of Morrow, Ohio, son Donald (Jane) Williams of New Vienna, Ohio, grandchildren Natalie (David) Youd, Erik Williams, Laura Covalt, and Danielle Morgan, great grandchildren Ethan, Meagan, Aiden, Gavin, Aleia, Braden, and Christopher, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Daisy received her teaching certificate from Morehead University and taught school for which she was very proud. She was a member of the Fairborn First Church of Christ. Daisy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be missed by all who love her. Friends may call at the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E Main St. Fairborn Ohio 45324 on Friday, May 16, 2014 6PM to 8PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11AM with Pastor Brad Clouse, officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairborn First Church of Christ. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.BurchamJennings.com.


Father of classmate Kathy Lykins Caskey and father-in-law of Barry Cotterman:

FAIRBORN — A.C. (Asa) Lykins age 86 of Fairborn died on Thursday, May 8, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born the son of Collie and Vergie (Suffridge) Lykins on January 28, 1928 in Hazard Kentucky. A.C. is preceded in death by his parents, son Jimmie Lykins, sister Wanda Lewis, brothers Bobbie Lykins, and Donald Lykins, grandchildren Jeremy Lovely, Brandon Caskey, Kyndell Casebier, and Makenzie Cotterman. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Edith "Fern" (Perry) Lykins, daughters Carol Sue (William/Mick) Casebier of New Carlisle, Kathy (Gary) Caskey of N. Middletown, Kentucky, Melinda (Barry) Cotterman of Fairborn, Rose (Lovely) (Art) Hill of Fairborn, brother Roy (Sandy) Lykins of Fairborn. Grandchildren Melissa McMillen, Michael Casebier, Chris Cotterman, Craig Cotterman, Kimberly Hutchinson, Brandy (Cotterman) Lay, Steve Hill, and Amanda Hill, Granddaughter in-law Stephanie Lovely, 24 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A.C. worked for Fairborn City Schools (Fairborn High School/Baker High School) from 1964-1975. He was a member of the Fairborn Masonic Lodge Michael L. Finnell Lodge # 711. A.C. proudly served his country in WW2 as member of the United States Army. A.C. was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who love him. The family would like to say a special thank you to everyone at Hospice of Dayton. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Masonic service will be held from 12:45PM-1:00PM. The funeral service will be held at 1:00PM with Pastor Chris Tannreuther & Art Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.BurchamJennings.com.


Sister of Classmate Cindy Skaggs:

VICKY LYNN SKAGGS LEWIS, Fairborn HS Flyers Class of 1970

Vicky Lynn Skaggs Lewis, age 63 of Fairborn, OH ended her journey on Friday, April 18, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton and went to be with the Lord. She was born January 31, 1951, in Huntington, WV, the daughter of Billy Skaggs and Betty Fraley. She is preceded in death by her father; a step-father, Thomas Fraley; and a daughter, Heather Nicole Lewis-Conley (FHS-1998).

Vicky’s husband, Eddie of Fairborn, OH; her mother, Betty Fraley, Fairborn, OH; a daughter, Angel Lewis (FHS-91) of Fairborn, OH; a son, Clifford (Jessica) Lewis; three sisters, Kimberly (PH-82) (Brian) Brenneman; Carla (PH-73) (Johnny) Hurlow of Fairborn, OH; and Cindy (FHS-71) (Fred) Hobbs; a brother, Randy Skaggs (PH-78); and thirteen grandchildren, Aliea, Paige, Ryan, Breanna, Tyler, Taylor, Austin, Alisa, Abby, Wyatt, Kevin, Miranda, and Chelsey survive, as well as, numerous family and friends. She enjoyed playing music and bringing a smile to the face of others.

Visitation: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 
Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory
3380 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432
(937) 429-4700

Service: Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Fairborn Enterprise Baptist Church 
1614 Stewart Blvd.
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 878-3051

Condolences: ww.newcomerdayton.com


Brother of Classmate Myron Williams

MELVIN B. WILLIAMS, Park Hills HS, Class of 1973 Melvin B. Williams age 59 of Watertown, TN died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his residence. Born in Milan, IN, he was the son of Homer and Mary Juanita Smith Williams, who predeceased him. Melvin is survived by three brothers, Homer Eugene Williams (FHS-70) of Marble Falls, TX; Myron Williams (FHS-71) of Huber Heights, OH; and Marvin Williams (PH-73) of Watertown, TN; sisters, Viola Hinely (FHS-64) of Kettering, OH; and Vicky Hussong (PH-74) of Fairborn, OH; children, Sophie and Cody Williams. A 1973 graduate of Park Hills High School in Fairborn, OH, he was the former operator of Perfect Paint and Wallcovering. A memorial service will be held later. Hunter Funeral Home and Memorial Park 208 West Main Street Watertown, TN 37184 (615) 237-9318 


Mother of classmate Susan Semler Boyd

SEMLER, Louise passed away on February 28, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. Cordelia Louise (Jackson) Semler was born September 18, 1930 at Dayton, Ohio, daughter of Judge Emmit Jay and Florence Jane (Morrison) Jackson. She attended high school in Dayton and attended Wittenberg University. She married Melvin Semler on June 3, 1950 at Dayton and to this marriage two children were born. They resided in Fairborn, Ohio where they raised their family. Melvin passed in 2007. Survivors include her two children, Douglas (Mary) Semler of Santa Cruz, California and Susan (Donald) Boyd of Centerville, five grandchildren: Chela Lucia, Lauren Moore, Emily Boyd, Angela Barros, and Cassidy Semler, and three great-grandchildren, Jacob Alley, Skylar Alley, and Elliana Lucia, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was blessed with a host of friends and the family extends their particular appreciation to Kristine Vaughn and Mary Pierce. Her husband, brother, and sister preceded her in death. Louise was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many in her community. She loved her gardening, cooking, card club and her two little companions Joe and Molly. All who knew her had a most generous and caring friend, and she will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 1:30 PM at Trinity United Church of Christ, 821 N. Central Avenue, Fairborn. Attendees are invited to bring a story or their written thoughts about Louise's life and their experiences with her (the family would like to retain these for preparation of a memorial scrapbook - thank you). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Second Chance Dog Rescue, 4403 St. Rt. 725, Suite F, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Arrangements by MORRIS SONS FUNERAL HOME, 104 W. Main Street, Fairborn. Condolences may be sent to www.morris-sons.com.


Father of classmate Don Pugh

Don Pugh's father, Ray Pugh, passed peacefully at Hospice Saturday afternoon, February 15, 2014. His visitation will be at 10:00 AM Thursday morning, Feb 20 with funeral following at 11:00 AM at the Central Ave. Church of Christ, 922 S. Central Ave. Fairborn OH 45324. 

USAF LtCol. (Ret.) Ray O. Pugh, 84, of Fairborn, peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton in the company of his wife and daughter, Missy, after a five month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born November 11, 1929, in Coahoma, Texas, the son of the late Lee and Myrtle (Eggleston) Pugh. He was a graduate of Morton High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Technological University, Lubbock, Texas, and a Master’s degree in education at Wright State University. Ray was an officer in the US Air Force, a veteran of two wars, serving proudly as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, as a combat air controller in the Vietnam War, and as an electrical engineer, designing, testing and fielding electronic countermeasures equipment. He was a proud member of the Association of Old Crows. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB in 1975. He went on to teach math and algebra for 16 years at Weisenborn and Studebaker Middle Schools, Huber Heights City Schools, before retiring in 1992. Ray was an elder for the Central Avenue Church of Christ in Fairborn, serving for over 43 years and very active in Latin American Missions, travelling to Nicaragua, Panama and Peru over many years. He enjoyed church work, reading, fishing, and watching football. He was a wizard with electrical work and his skills were greatly admired by family and the church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Gale and four sisters, Anita Smith, Leenez Reid, Irene Smith, all of Texas and Alma McGinty of California and his youngest daughter, Rachel Mae Figueroa of Texas. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patsy (Starnes) Pugh; three children, Donald "Don" (and Dee) Pugh of Fairborn, Melissa "Missy" Pugh of Fairborn, and Sheri (and Claude) Figueroa of Tyler, Texas; ten grandchildren, Adam, Melanie, Tim, Dan, Joe, Eric, Valerie, Stephen, Daryl and Nathan; eight great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Zachary, Hunter, Sehara, Carson, Madeline, Brandon, and Sara; sister, Shirley Thrasher of Texas; sister-in-law, Ruby Pugh of Texas, and many nieces, nephews, and church family. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb 20th, from 10-11 a.m. at the Central Avenue Church of Christ, 922 S. Central Ave, Fairborn, OH. The funeral service will be at 11 am with Scott Spencer presiding. Burial with full military honors will follow at Byron Cemetery. Due to severe allergies in the family, they request absolutely no fresh or dried flowers or heavy perfume at the church building or at home. Contributions, if desired, may be made to the Nicaragua Mission Work, at Central Avenue Church of Christ. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn.


Mother of classmate Gary Bednasek

 

FAIRBORN — Margie E. Bednasek, age 85 of Hamilton, formerly of Fairborn, passed away on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at Hospice of Hamilton. She was born in Clyde, Kansas on February 15, 1928, the daughter of the late James and Bertha (Anderson) Slipsager. On June 27, 1948, she married Miles R. Bednasek in Topeka, Kansas. Margie was a retired secretary from Wight Patterson Air Force Base and was also a very successful jewelry consultant. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Miles R. Bednasek; three children, Steven (Janet) Bednasek, Gary (Rebecca) Bednasek and Sherri (Dale) Hinrichs; six grandchildren, Christy, Kelly, Jason, Rachel, Colleen and Chris; eight great grandchildren and sister Maxine Delforge. She was also preceded in death by her brother Virgil Slipsager. Memorial ceremony will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday February 15, 2014 at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45013. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com.


Mother of classmate Steve Drew

XENIA — On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Juanita Newman Drew, 90, passed away peacefully in sleep at her home in Herndon, Virginia. She is survived by her husband Charles, of 64 years, and two children Steven and spouse Cindy and Susan and spouse Rod. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all living in the Northern Virginia area. During her lifetime, Juanita worked as a government worker, bank teller, and elementary school librarian. She volunteered for the Red Cross and was active in the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, and traveling. Charles service in the Air Force allowed them to travel the world. Juanita was a dedicated homemaker and loved her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Service is scheduled for Friday, January 31st at Pender United Methodist Church at 2 pm. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.


Mother of classmate Mike Allen

Alice J. Allen, age 84, mother of Mike Allen, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014, in Xenia, OH. Mrs. Allen was born December 16, 1929, in Yellow Springs, OH. She is survived by her children Mike Allen (FHS-71) of Taos, NM; Patricia Allen Peters (FHS-72) of Las Vegas, NV; Lori Allen of Yellow Springs, OH; and Barbara Allen (FHS-74) (Rick) Klopp of Yellow Springs, OH. The family will hold private services at a later day. McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N Detroit St., Xenia, OH 45385, (937) 372-1102
The info in the DDN only lists when she passed away and the funeral home.

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Father of classmate Jim Murrin

1922 - 2014 
Ralph C. Murrin was born in Franklin Pennsylvania in 1922, the son of James and Helen Murrin. Ralph graduated from Franklin High School in 1939 and enrolled at Westminster College in New Wilmington Pennsylvania. In 1943 with war declared by Japan, he enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to infantry training at Camp Roberts, California, followed by appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. While at West Point, Ralph served as cadet captain in two honor guards; first at the burial of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, NY (1945), and later to escort Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Commander of the British Army (WWII), to Stewart Field, NY (1946). Ralph graduated from West Point in 1947. Ralph married artist Louise Warner of Pittsburgh in June 1947. He entered the Army Air Corps and completed pilot training at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas, and Barksdale AF Base, LA where he piloted AT-6, B-25, C-47 aircraft. In 1950 he transferred to University of Michigan where he received a masters degree in aeronautical engineering. While in Ann Arbor his daughter Jill was born. In 1952 Ralph was assigned to Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). Then a Captain in the USAF, his family resided in Fairborn, and Ralph was project engineer for the Atlas Intercontinental Missile Program and flight test manager for the Navaho Intercontinental Missile Program (1954-1956). His son Jim was born on Wright-Patterson AFB during that assignment. In 1956 Ralph resigned his Air Force commission in order to become civilian manager of guided missile development at Wright Air Development Center, WPAFB. Ralph supervised development of the GAM-77 Hound Dog missile, and AGM-65A Maverick missile for the USAF. He retired from civil service in 1973. He and Louise subsequently moved to Osprey, Florida, then moved between Florida and Ohio several times, ultimately residing in Dublin Ohio. Wherever he was, Ralph was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He enjoyed serving his local church, traveling with family and friends, tennis, fishing, building furniture, and remodeling. Ralph is preceded in death by Louise his beloved wife of 63 years, and his sister Nita Thurau. He is survived by his daughter, Jill Fugaro and husband Dr. Steve Fugaro of Mill Valley, California; his son, Dr. Jim Murrin and wife Anne of Dublin, Ohio; and his grandchildren, Kevin Fugaro of New York City, and Alex Murrin of Washington, DC. Ralph is also survived by nephews, Rob Thurau and Craig Thurau; nieces, Dee Elder and Alice Thurau Hileman; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert H. Thurau; and many grand nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences to his family. Memorial Services and interment will be at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a generous contribution to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank; www.midohiofoodbank.org
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 20, 2014


Father of deceased classmate Cathy Noe Roberts:

FAIRBORN — Byron Noe was born in Laurel County, Kentucky March 10, 1920. Son of the late Oliver and Emma (House) Noe. He was a disabled ARMY Veteran, served in Okinawa with the U.S. Army signal corps. He was an amateur radio operator for more than 70 years call sign W8ARN. He is a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Assn. He retired in 1980 from the Engineering Lab Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 39 years of civil service. He was a member of the S A E committee and was the Air Force representative for wire and cable. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairborn.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step - father Henry Brewer, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and his beloved daughter Cathy Roberts. Survived by wife Hilda- married 72 years, survived by a son Ronald Byron Noe (Nancy) of Manhattan Beach, California and 3 grandsons Sam, Eli, and Oliver, a granddaughter Lia all of Manhattan Beach, California, also a son- in- law Larry Roberts of Beavercreek, 3 grandchildren Jeffrey (Laura) Roberts of Woodstock, Virginia, Brent (Meredith) Roberts of Austin, Texas, and Julie (Chris) Fink of Delaware, Ohio. Also 12 great grandchildren Celia, Stephen, Paul, Monica, Adam, Victoria, and Benjamin Roberts; Ethan, Jeremiah and Stella Roberts; Amelia and Luca Fink. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Friends may call on Saturday December 28th from 9:30AM - 11AM at Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E Main St. Fairborn, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Saturday December 28th at 11:00 am with John Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.burchamjennings.com


Father of classmate Paula Bockstedt Markus:

Paul C. Bockstedt Sr., age 85, passed away on Tuesday December 24, 2013 in Fairborn, Ohio. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Meyer and Chester W. Bockstedt of Buffalo, New York and his son-in-law, Tony P. Chapman, of Fairborn, Ohio.

Paul was born September 25, 1928 in Buffalo, New York.  His education included attendance at the University of Virginia, where he studied nuclear engineering.  He married his loving wife, Anne Prevatt Bockstedt, in the year 1950, and is survived by her.

Paul is also survived by three children: Paula Markus (Tim), and Joan Chapman, of Fairborn; Paul C. Bockstedt Jr. (Nancy) of Laguna Niguel, California, and six grandchildren: Jason Chapman (Samantha) of Papillion, Nebraska; Kathryn Chapman of Blue Ash, Ohio; Elizabeth Markus (Paul Adams-fiance) and James Markus of Fairborn, Ohio; Paul Curtis III and Lucas Bockstedt of Laguna Niguel, California.

While serving in the United States Air Force; his career included establishing the development of nuclear power plants in: Greenland, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Sundance, Wyoming and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.   He retired from the Air Force and continued his engineering career with the Bechtel Corporation, based in San Francisco, California.  His Bechtel career led to extensive travels throughout the world.  Paul and Anne spent many years in Indonesia and Australia, while he supervised mining projects; their children were also able to accompany them on many extended trips and assignments.  Although his work involved long hours and challenging problems, he always made new friends, wherever he went.  His engineering talents and management skills were both equal to his easygoing manner. He was an accomplished manager and problem solver within the Bechtel organization, being known as a “go-to guy” for solving tough issues.

He was a member of the Cadillac Club of Cincinnati and was known for his expertise in Cadillac restoration.   He thoroughly enjoyed his antique cars and received many 1st place national awards.  He was also very proud of being a lifelong member of the Masonic Harmonie Lodge 699. 

Paul was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was extremely proud of all of his children and grandchildren.  He was the first to celebrate their accomplishments, and could always turn simple family gatherings into memorable experiences.   He made all of our lives richer as he stayed young at heart and taught us that life gets more exciting with each new day.  The love and support that he gave his family will always be cherished, and held close to our hearts as we celebrate his life.

A private memorial service will be held at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home on Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Saturday, December 28, with Father Charlie Lang officiating.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, in Dayton, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


Father of classmate Don Haas:

HAAS, Fred D. “Bud”, age 87, of Fairborn, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Haas, and 5 siblings. Fred is survived by his children, Diana Ogilsbie, Don Haas, and Debbie (Tony) Greer; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, and sister, Florence Schaeffer.

Family will receive friends from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, with funeral services following at 1:30 pm. Burial at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn.


Husband of Classmate Debbie Hastings Shaw and brother of deceased classmate Charlene Shaw.

SHAW, David C. "Dave" age 59, of Fairborn, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013. He was born August 18, 1954 in Henry Co., KY to Charles and Betty Shaw. Dave was a former Elder for First Church of Christ of Fairborn. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Shaw and by his sister, E. Charlene Shaw. Dave is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Debra (Hastings) Shaw; his 2 daughters, Rachel Shaw, and Mandy (Brian) Gross and their children, Brittany, Gabby, Maddy, and Logan; mother, Betty Shaw; and 2 sisters, Pam Spearow, Sandy (Joe) Bowling. Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Maple Heights Baptist Church, 144 W. Funderburg Rd, Fairborn. Friends may gather at the church from 11am until time of service. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=david-c-shaw-dave&pid=167664433#sthash.Kvi4GQgf.dpuf


Father of classmate Jim Stewart

FAIRBORN James R. Stewart Jr., 87 of Dayton, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors to follow in the Willow View Cemetery, Dayton. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fairborndailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=james-r-stewart&pid=167136457&fhid=16446#fbLoggedOut


MILLS, Mary Ellen 82, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Kettering Medical Center. Born in Muncie, Indiana, she was a polio survivor and struggled the last few years with her health, always with a smile on her face. She was a wonderful, loving and caring woman who would do an act of kindness for someone almost every day. She was devoted to her family and cherished her roles of wife, mother and grandmother. She was a gourmet cook and loved trying new recipes for family and friends. She always enjoyed going to her grandchildren's sporting events and was an avid Duke basketball fan. One of her recent favorite memories was sitting in Cameron Indoor Stadium to watch Coach K and her "Dukies" play ball. She also loved watching golf and tennis on the weekends, reading, going out to eat, gardening and then cooking some more. She treasured her times spent with her family, friends on "wine night" and her grand dogs. In the 70's, she worked several years as assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies at Wright State University. She then worked for her husband, Paul Mills, psychologist, until his death in 2001. Her positive outlook on life touched all of those who knew her. Mary Ellen lived a life full of family, friends, fun, laughter and love. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her loving daughter Cathy (Doug) Schivley of Kettering, sons Rusty Burns and Jim (Betsy) Burns of Fairborn; grandchildren Nathan (Stephanie) Schivley of Columbus, Emily Schivley of San Diego, Patrick (Jennifer) Burns of Alaska and Sam Burns of Dayton; her stepchildren Stephen (Melissa) Mills of Boston, Ruth (Jay) Madeira of Maine, Mary Tanner of Oregon and their seven children. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM. Monday, September 16, 2013 at Hills & Dales Park- Paw Paw Camp Shelter. Directions are west on Dorothy Lane, right on Patterson Blvd, right on Oak Knoll, left on Deep Hollow Rd, and left at Paw Paw Camp. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Ellen's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , in memory of her.


Stephen F. "Steve" Butts, age 66 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday July 27, 2013. He was born December 31, 1946 in Cincinnati, the son of the late Gerald F. and Josephine (Ferguson) Butts. Steve served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam and retired from Chrysler in Dayton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Wiggins. Survivors include his father, Marion Wiggins of Fairborn; a brother, Dick (Naomi) Butts of New Carlisle; a niece, Jessica Adams; three nephews, Jacob Wiggins, Brian Wiggins, Justin Butts; eight great nieces and nephews; best friends, Gary Hollingsworth, Dean Karns, and John Meyers; as well as other extended family and many friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday August 1, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday August 2, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Dayton National Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the VA Hospice Fund. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


FAIRBORN Paul L. Braddon, Major, U.S.A.F. Retired, age 84, of Fairborn, OH passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Kettering Hospital following a valiant 30 day battle to recover from a heart attack and heart surgery. He was born in Troy, N.Y. on July 14, 1929, son of Paul E. and Elsie Braddon. A graduate of the New York State Maritime Academy, Paul proudly served 20 years as an officer in the U.S.A.F. While a flight instructor stationed at Columbus A.F.B., Columbus Mississippi, he met and married Dorothy Dean Harrison on May 15, 1952. Their military assignments included Kansas, Nevada, Texas, Germany, California and Ohio. Paul was a Mosquito pilot in the Korean Conflict and volunteered to serve in Vietnam at Da Nang. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1971, he began his second career as the University of Dayton Bookstore Manager. After 20 years at U.D., he retired in 1991 to enjoy golfing, reading, crossword puzzles, and his friends and family. In addition to his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his daughter, Paula and husband, Gary Herd, his only grandchild Elizabeth and husband Braden Bushman, his great grandchildren Natalie and Dawson Paulus and Braley and Mazie Bushman. Paul was a staunch Republican who proudly defended his country.  He was a man of honor, integrity and always a gentleman first. Papa as he was lovingly called by his grandchildren was much loved and will be greatly missed. At his wish, there will be no service. 


Lorraine G. Eviston, age 89 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday July 10, 2013.  She was born February 21, 1924 in Chisholm, Maine, the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel (Deshaies) Robitaille.  Lorraine served her country in the US Navy WAVES during World War II.  A resident of Fairborn for 63 years; she was a member of  Mary, Help of Christians Parish, having served as Past Regent of the Daughters of Isabella and on the Altar Rosary Society.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William; and a son, Patrick D. Eviston.  She is survived by seven children, Gail (John) Maynard, Tim (Connie) Eviston, Steven (Terry) Eviston, Michael (Lynn) Eviston, Billy (Jeanette) Eviston, Mark (Lisa) Eviston, Jackie (Randy) McIntosh; 23 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Maurice, Don, Ray; and a sister, Arlene Errico.  The family will receive friends (Today) Friday July 12, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday July 13, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Mary, Help of Christians Church, 954 N. Maple Ave, Fairborn, Father Charles Lang Celebrant.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Byron Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”


  George T. Russell, age 88, of Clinton Township, died July 7, 2013 at the Regency Nursing Home in Utica, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia (a.k.a. Jin Jin); his son George T. Jr. of Warren and his daughter Dr. Barbara Keller (John) of Oregon. He was grandpa to Mary Lauren Nauch (Blaine), Matthew, Andrew, Daniel and Katherine Ann Keller. George served on Navy aircraft carriers during World War II, in the Pacific Theater. He gave 42 years to The Boy Scouts of America, beginning with his own time as a scout, onto being a scout leader and organizer of troops. His service culminated as he became chairman of the Detroit Council. As a leader while living in Ohio, he took his scouts to Virginia to hike portions of the Appalachian Trail, to study survival and the wonders of nature. While in Ohio he was lay minister in his church. He touched so many lives with his loving compassion for people. He had a deep faith in God, and a very strong appreciation for all the beauty God put in our world for us to love and appreciate. He was loved by so many and will be missed so very much. Knowing that he is in that better place, in the house of his Lord, we all take great comfort. At George's request there will be no formal funeral. A memorial service will be held later. We, the family, wish to thank all those compassionate people at the Regency Nursing Home. We couldn't have asked for more loving care to George and to us. Thank you.


Vivian Smith, age 87 of Fairborn died on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Wright Care & Rehabilitation. She was born the daughter of John & Nellie (Holland) Sever on June 22, 1925 in Austin, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Smith and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her loving daughters, Wanda (Roger) Smith-Hardin of Fairborn, Marilyn "Wendy" (Michael) Smith-Hacker-Harris of Boston, and Marcella "Marcy" (Joe) Smith-Watson of Dayton, sons Steven E. Smith of Fairborn and Michael R. (Mary) Smith of Boston, sisters Virginia Bradley and Lib Sowers, a brother Jim Severs, numerous grandchildren, great children and great great grandchildren. Vivian worker many years a Fairborn Recreation as a cook and bartender. She was an avid quilter and loved working in her flower garden. Vivian was a loving mother and grandmother and she will be missed by all who love her. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 11AM to Noon where funeral services follow at Noon. Interment at the Byron Cemetery in Fairborn. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.BurchamJennings.com.


Amy J. "Jessie" Kuna, age 83 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday May 22, 2013. She was born December 21, 1929 in Morehead, KY, the daughter of the late Noah and Amanda (Lyon) Ferguson. Mrs. Kuna was a longtime member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Fairborn and she retired from Sloan's Drugs where she was employed in the pharmacy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack in 1989. She is survived by four children, Michael (Theresa) Kuna of Fairborn, Patricia (David) Mulkiten of Sterling Heights, MI, James Kuna of Fairborn, John Kuna of Fairborn; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Blair of Fairborn; as well as other extended family and many friends. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Trinity United Church of Christ, 821 N. Central Ave., Fairborn, Pastor Gene Cline officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery, Fairborn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association, or Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Doris Smith Robinson, 92, of Morehead City, NC, formerly of Fairborn, OH, died May 16, 2013, at Carolina House of Morehead City.

Her memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City. Interment will be in the Lincoln-Jones-Robinson Cemetery, Bethelboro, PA. She is survived by her 5 children, Patricia Johnson, Sarah Prueter (William), Harold L. Robinson, IV(Laurin), Jennifer Robinson, and Margaret Robinson Arnold (Brad), 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; and by her brothers, James Smith and George Smith; and sister, Lillie Jones. The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the church friendship hall.

Her husband, Harold L. Robinson, III, and her brothers, Jack Smith and Eugene Smith, preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P. O. Box 789, Newport, NC 28570.

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and Internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.


Betty J. Keller

Elizabeth (Betty) Jones Keller, age 89, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2013.

Betty was born February 6, 1924 in Washougal, WA, to Harold and Gladys Jones. She was the eldest of 3 girls. She graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1941, after which she attended the Univ of Oregon, joined the Chi Omega sorority, and graduated in 1946 with a BS in Business. 

Betty married David Keller on Sept 3, 1946. In May, 1950, their son, Jeffrey, was born in Portland, OR. That same year, Dave joined the Air Force, and the family moved to Ohio, where daughter Kristi was born in 1953, and later to California, where daughter Karen was born in 1955. 

In 1971, Betty and Dave moved to Fairwood in Renton. They were active members of Fairwood GCC. After retirement, they enjoyed golf and traveling. They made annual trips to the Palm Springs area, where they golfed and socialized with their many friends. 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Dave, in December 2006. She is survived by her son Jeffrey (Su) of Kalispell, MT, daughters Kristi Helmersen (Arne) of Renton, and Karen Retz (Edward) of Kent, younger sister Bonnie Prediletto of Yakima, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 - 4:30 PM on May 10, 2013, at Fairwood Golf and Country Club, 17070 140th Ave SE, Renton, WA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association , PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, online at www.alz.org, or to the charity of your choice .


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

John Robert Duvall, age 79 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday March 16, 2013 at Springfield Regional Medical Center.  He was born April 13, 1933 in Elliott Co., Kentucky, the son of the late James and Eula (Williams) Duvall.  John was a retired union carpenter from Local 104 and a longtime member of Victory Temple.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki; five brothers; Bill, Wiley, Curt, Allie and Junie; and a sister Anna Ruth.  John Robert is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; four children; Joan (Arlie) Patrick of Beavercreek; Charles (Cherie) Duvall of Texas; Dawn Duvall of Fairborn; Shawna (Sean) Ferrell of Kentucky; two stepchildren; Robert (Gail) Blevins; Steve Blevins, both of Medway; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl of Fairborn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday March 19, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Victory Temple, 2443 Valle Greene Drive, Fairborn, Pastor Tim Walden officiating.  Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery.


Thursday, January 17, 2013 

FAIRBORN Virginia M. McKinley, age 87 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday January 16, 2013. She was born July 16, 1925 in Hancock Co., Ohio, the daughter of the late Willard and Velma (Jacobs) Laws. Virginia was retired from civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB, where she was employed as an administrative assistant. She was a member of Fairborn United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 526 Auxiliary and past president of the 3rd District; as well as the Order of the Eastern Star. She had served on the Greene County Board of Health and volunteered for many years at the Dayton VA Medical Center. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gale; an infant son, Lynn; brother, Samuel Laws; and a sister, Martha Daymon. She is survived by a son, Richard (Mary) McKinley of Medway; a daughter, Gail A. McKinley of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Betsy (Jose) Iraolagoitia of Liberty Twp., Andy (Mandi) McKinley of New Carlisle; three great-grandchildren, Christine, Mateo, Allison; and a sister, Ethel "Becky" Spitler of Findlay. The family will receive friends on Friday January 18, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M., with an Eastern Star service at 7:00 P.M., in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., Pastor Meghan Howard officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DOUPLE, Gladys L. 86, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at her home in Centerville. Born in McClure, PA, she was the consummate mother and homemaker. She was devoted to her family and cherished the roles of wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was an excellent cook, with desserts being her specialty. She loved sports and excelled at all that she attempted - bowling in her early years and golf later in life. Sewing was also a favored activity and she made treasured quilts as gifts for each of her children and grandchildren. She and her beloved husband raised their family in Fairborn. She worked for several years at the Fairborn Daily Herald newspaper. Upon retirement, she and her husband traveled the country in a motor home and spent time living in Arizona, before settling down in retirement in a golf community in Tennessee. After more than 20 years there, they moved back to Ohio to be closer to family. She had an unwavering faith in God and was a long time member of the church. She enjoyed Sunday School and lunch after services with her friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Stanley R. Douple; sons Greg (Lynn) of Fort Wayne, IN, Daryl (Holly) of Dayton, Bryan of Columbus; grandchildren Brittany (Andrew) Feiner, Jason (Theresa) Douple, Ryan Douple, Sean Douple(Katie), Kelly Douple; great-grandchildren Mark and Caroline Feiner, Hannah and Fiona Douple, and Penelope Douple. Memorial service at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Fairhaven Church, 637 Whipp Road, Centerville, Ohio with visitation from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Noble Circle Project, P.O. Box 750192, Dayton, Ohio 45475 or Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults, 3320 North Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Arrangements in care of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

GROSS, Betty J. 80, of Fairborn, passed away Fri., Dec. 28, 2012. Retired from WPAFB. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Jessie Scheckelhoff, and by her infant daughter, Penny. She is survived by daughter, Jo Ann (Dic) Kavalauskas; son, Jeff (Cathy) Gross; grandchildren, Jessica (Ron) Howard, Amanda, and Brennan Gross; sister, Dolores Wilson; niece and nephew, Jamie Markel and Mark Wilson. Mass of Christian Burial will be said Sat. Jan. 5, 2013 at St. Anthony Church, 830 Bowen St, Dayton, with Fr. Chris Coleman, Celebrant. Friends may call at church for 1 hour prior to mass (9-10am). Burial at Calvary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements in care of Newcomer Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel.


Saturday December 22, 2012

FAIRBORN Alta M. Taulbee, age 88 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012. She was born April 13, 1924 in Magoffin Co., KY, the daughter of the late Taylor and Amanda (Collinsworth) Miller. Alta was employed with Delco Moraine, retiring in 1983 after 34 years of service; and she attended Wright View Church of the Nazarene. Following retirement she enjoyed dividing her time between her home in Fairborn and her farm in North Middletown, KY. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bryce in 2002; and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived four children, Bill (Rita) Taulbee of Centerville, Joyce (Walt) McKinley of Fairborn, Michael (Patty) Taulbee of North Middletown, KY, Brenda (Christian) Hess of Oakwood; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a great great-granddaughter; a sister, Alma Wicker of Springfield; a brother, Robert Miller of Enon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday December 21, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday December 22, 2012 at 10:00 A.M., Pastor Vernon Hurles officiating. Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association -or- Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

FAIRBORN Geraldine D. Anthony (Dice) age 94 passed away peacefully on December 2, 2012. Gerry was born and raised in Xenia and resided in Fairborn for many years. Gerry is survived by her daughter Mary Ann Fiske, Santa Barbara, California; son William David Dice, Kettering; daughter Lucy Jane McKibbin, Salem, Oregon; son Mark Alan Anthony and wife Diana R. Anthony, Cocoa, Florida; and daughter Elizabeth Cernevicius and husband Josef Cernevicius, Kettering. She has 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Our family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all of the wonderful caregivers at the Oaks of West Kettering, who provided her with such kind and loving care. Visitation will be held Monday, December 10th from 9:00 - 10:00AM, followed by a service for Family and Friends from 10:00AM at Newcomer Funeral Home, South Chapel, 3940 Kettering Boulevard, Dayton. A Graveside Service will follow at Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum, 281 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SICSA of Kettering, or the Humane Society. To send a special message, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.


Friday November 9, 2012      

Edwin Paul Staiger, age 83, passed away at his home unexpectedly after a brief illness on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  He leaves behind his wife, Barbara Rose (Kopke) Staiger  of 16 years, his two sons, Alan Staiger of Yellow Springs, Oh and Timothy Staiger of Chocowinity, NC, daughter-in-law Carla Staiger, his grandchild, Jeanette Hales, and great grandchildren, Cameryn, Caitlin and Cierra, all of Washington, NC and nephew Greg Shumaker of Charlotte, NC.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years Fay (Nye) Staiger.

Ed was born on May 5, 1929 to the late William and Esther Staiger of Bucyrus, Ohio.  He graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1947, where he lettered in baseball.  His baseball talent led him to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs organization.  Ed coached many youth baseball teams and played in church softball leagues.  He was instrumental in starting and organizing the boys Babe Ruth Baseball league in Fairborn.  Ed spent his career as a graphic artist for 35 years in the Air Force Orientation Group (AFOG) at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile Alabama  and Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  He also enjoyed a part time job as a real estate agent for a number of years.  Ed was an avid sports fan, especially rooting for Ohio college and professional teams.  He was a lifelong Lutheran who dedicated many volunteer hours to the church using his art talent.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, 326 E Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  Family will receive relatives and friends at 9:00a.m. prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. A private internment will follow the luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in his memory to the The V. Foundation for Cancer Research; Online www.jimmyv.org; or  800-454-6698.Condolences may be made to the family at  www.beltonstroup.com.


Wednesday October 24, 2012

Dorothy Ann Niebes, age 89 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday October 20, 2012. She was born May 20, 1923 in Belle Plaine, Iowa, the daughter of the late John and Rosie (Uridel) Kucera. Dorothy was employed by the Fairborn City Schools, retiring in 1989 after 21 years of service. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel "Bunny" and Helen. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Oscar "Flash"; three sons, David (Terri) Niebes of Atlanta, Alan (Toni) Niebes of Houston, William Niebes of Fairborn; five grandchildren, Jonathan (Katie) Niebes, Heather (Edward) Sherwood, Matthew Niebes, Allison (Matt) Niebes-Davis, Ryan Davis; and three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Molly, and Jaxson. The funeral service and burial will be held privately by the family. A public gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday October 26, 2012 from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526, 526 Legion Lane, Fairborn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Tecumseh Council, 326 S. Thompson Ave., Springfield, OH 45506. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Sunday October 21, 2012

FLATTER, SR., Joe W. age 82 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday October 20, 2012 in the Friends Care Community. He was born April 14, 1930 in Greene County, the son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Marie (Trollinger) Flatter. Joe served his country in the United States Army during Korea and followed as owner of the Flatter Insurance Agency in Fairborn. He was also the founder of Joe Flatter Auction Company and was a designated CAI Auctioneer. A longtime member of Fairborn United Methodist Church and Fairborn Rotary Club; he served on the Fairborn City School Board, Greene County Career Center Board, Ohio Auctioneers Association Board, and as a Greene County Commissioner. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Richard. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; four children, Debra (Rev. Farrell) Davis of Fairborn, Joe W., Jr. (Angela) Flatter of Fairborn, Kathleen (Glenn) Baker of Enon, Thomas (Cheryl) Flatter of Fairborn; four grandchildren, Scott, Jimmy, Beth, Megan; five step-grandchildren, Anna, Dakota, Deanna, Tammy, Byron; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dora May Riggle of Kettering, Juanita Morgan of Fairborn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 23, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. in the Fairborn United Methodist Church, 100 N. Broad St., Fairborn, Pastor Aaron Chivington officiating. Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairborn United Methodist Church -or- Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com


Thursday, October 18, 2012

FAIRBORN Harold Lee Sanderson, age 93, of Fairborn, Ohio passed away peacefully on Oct 15, 2012 at Miami Valley Hospital after a brief illness. Harold was born June 11, 1919 in Midway, Kentucky. At Midway High School he played football, baseball and basketball, where in 1937, he played guard on the Kentucky Basketball State Championship team. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, Harold was transferred to Wright Patterson Air Force Base. After a brief career in the Air Force, he attended and graduated from the University of Dayton. In 1957, he founded Sanderson Insurance Agency in Fairborn, Ohio. The family business continues to thrive today in Beavercreek, where it is currently operated by his son and grandchildren. Harold was an active member of the Fairborn community and Trinity United Church of Christ. In 1981, he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor John Y. Brown. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Marian Sanderson, son, Richard Sanderson (Kaye), daughter, Deborah Sanderson Walker (Charles Walker); grandchildren, Deanne Fisher (Shannon), Angela Walker, David (Amber) Sanderson, Reed Walker, Austin Walker, and Morgan Grace Walker; great-grandchildren, Tyler Boyer, Trevor Boyer, Tanner Boyer, Reagen Fisher, Patrick Sanderson, Everet Sanderson, Thomas Sanderson and great-great-granddaughter, Payton Boyer. Funeral services will be held at 11:30am Saturday, October 20 at MORRIS SONS FUNERAL HOME, 104 W. Main St., Fairborn. Pastor Gene Cline officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11:30am. Interment will be at Byron Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.morris-sons.com. Donations may be made to the Community Blood Bank of Dayton, Ohio. Dad, we will always appreciate the many life lessons that you have passed on to us - your entrepreneurship, your hard work ethic, your pride in a job well done, your ability to laugh and enjoy life, your love of family, your commitment to marriage, family, and friends. You were a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. You will always be remembered and greatly missed.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sister of Classmate Joan Duvall Patrick

Vicki L. Crigger, age 55 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday October 13, 2012 in her residence.  She was born September 27, 1957 in Morgan Co., Kentucky.  Vicki was currently employed as a school bus driver with Fairborn City Schools.  She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Don; two sons, Curtis (Kelly) Shaw of Huber Heights, Dustin Shaw of Fairborn; two granddaughters, Gracie and Lindsey; father and step-mother, John and Ruth Duvall of Fairborn; mother and step-father, Lucille and John Daily of Fairborn; three sisters, Joan, Dawn, Shawna; a brother, Charles; and special friend, Lynn Rose.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Pastors Tim Walden and Ancil Carter officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery.  Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Hospice of Dayton.  

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Marilyn Collins, 82, of Fairborn, Ohio died Tuesday at The Laurels of Norworth, Worthington, Ohio.She was born March 24, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Vearl and Linnie Hagen of Fairborn, Ohio.

She was a registered nurse, shop owner and avid craftsperson.Survivors include four daughters, Carol Keller and Kristin Rehkow, New York City, Susan Macko, Worthington, Ohio, Jane Wieland, Westerville, Ohio and two sons, Robert Collins, Robbins, North Carolina and John Collins, Columbus, Ohio and nine grandchildren and a sister, Marcia Randall, Pensacola, Florida.A graveside service will be held at Byron Cemetery on Friday, September 21 at 1:30 P.M, Pastor H. Wesley Barnhill officiating. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home. Condolences can be made to the family atwww.BeltonStroup.com.



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MINTEER, Brian Clifford 63, passed away July 23, 2012 with his wife and children by his side. Brian was a proud United States Air Force veteran serving in Thailand during the Vietnam War, retiring from Active USA, and currently working at Wright Patterson AFB. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends telling stories. Brian was an avid hunter and fisherman usually sporting an OSU cap or shirt. He never met a stranger, nor an animal he didn't like! Brian is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda (Watson), son Rex Minteer, daughter Jamie Wiggins, and their spouses Gretchen(Skeen), Brian Wiggins; and grandchildren Clayton and Avery Minteer; mother Dorothy Minteer, twin brother Bruce, wife Kathy, brother Kirk, wife Kathy, sister Lori Minteer; nephew Jason, niece Carrie, and a host of very dear friends. Brian was preceded in death by their daughter Kristi Elaine Minteer, father Harold Raymond Minteer, and father and mother-in-law Kenneth and Gladys Watson. Please join the family at the Graveside Service 10:00 AM Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Polk Grove Cemetery, Vandalia, Ohio with Pastor Tim Hamilton officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Brian's memory, to the Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, NY, NY 10006, 212/668-1000, www/liverfoundation.org/. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.


Mary Ann Howe

(Mother of deceased classmate, Eddie. Eddie was the president of our class.)

Mary Ann (Fudge) Howe, 84, of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her residence. She was born July 13, 1927, in Xenia, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Mary (McClellan) Fudge. She graduated from Xenia High School in 1945. She attended Miami University. She was a laboratory and x-ray technician at McClellan Hospital and the Yellow Springs Clinic. She retired from the Wright State University Family Health Clinic in Yellow Springs. On April 18, 1947, she married Elmer E. Howe. She has two sons, Edwin E. Howe (deceased) and Wesley W. (Debra) Howe of Lima. She has two grandsons; Brock (Amanda) Howe of Lima, and Shay (Becky) Howe of Chicago. Dorothy Fudge and Martha Webster survived as sisters-in-law. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and by a dear neighbor friend, Faye Kesner. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Roscoe, Lawrence, John, Charlotte, Susan, and Jane. Mary Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and family-oriented person. She was a cat lover, enjoyed traveling, was an amazing pie maker, and loved people, including her church family. She did needlework, painting, and taught Sunday School services. She was known as "Little Grandma" or "Bony Legs" (their form of Hide and Seek) to her grandsons. Mary Ann was a three-time cancer survivor with an amazing will to live. A special thanks goes to VITAS Hospice for all their help and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Town United Methodist Church, 1639 US Route 68 N., Xenia, OH, 45385. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11am, Friday, July 13, 2012, at Woodland Cemetery, Xenia with Rev. Charles Hemming officiating. The public is welcome to attend. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.


Harriet Moran

Harriet Moran, age 89 of Fairborn, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday May 11, 2012. She was born June 19, 1922 in Avoca, PA, and moved to Ohio in 1948 where her husband Francis was employed at NCR for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980; her parents, Patrick and Anna (Reap) Burns; brothers, Gervase and Patrick; sisters, Mary White and Kaye Zimmer. She is survived by five children, Billy of Prague, Czech Republic, Patti Moran Gorman (Chuck) of Buckeye Lake, OH, Kathy McAnally (Garry) of Newark, OH, Kevin (Rose Ann) of Yellow Springs, OH, Mary Kaye Hertz Ittner (Dave) from Westerville, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Meggin, Melanne, Bryan (Elizabeth), Morgan, Shannon, Caitlin, Alana, Lauren, Stephanie (Jason), and Jim; five great-grandchildren, Esperanza, Bryan, Ireland, Maeve, and Valentina; four sisters-in-law, Harriet Burns, Sara McNulty, Evelyn Heiser, and Mary Ellen Moran; two very special friends, Jo Middleton of Xenia, OH and Jule Callahan of Wyoming, PA. Harriet was a founding member of Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Society, and Daughters of Isabella since 1954. She loved to entertain people at weddings and parties singing "Second Hand Rose"; and was a world traveler, attending Oktoberfest in Germany, kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland, saw the Pope in Rome, and rode a gondola in Venice. In Greece, she saw the Olympic torch and the first stadium where the bleachers were made of stone. The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 16, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday May 17, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. in the Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church, 954 N. Maple Ave., Fairborn, Father Charles Lang Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


George DeWandel

George Elan DeWandel, age 92 of Fairborn, passed away on 3 May 2012, in Fairborn, Ohio. He was born 18 March 1920 on a farm near Newark, Wayne County, New York. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in November 1939 and retired from the U.S. Air Force on 01 November 1967 at Wright-Patterson AFB as a Chief Warrant Officer, Pay Grade W4, regular Air Force. He served in the American and the Asiatic-Pacific theaters and in the United States. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy DeWandel of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Ray DeWandel of California and Guyana (USAID project); sister-in-law, Mrs. Edgar (Hazel Conklin) DeWandel of Phelps, New York. Predeceased were his wife, Laura (Walker) DeWandel; father, Bernard Francis DeWandel, Sr.; mother, Jennie (Govenor) DeWandel; sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Dey of Palmyra, New York; and his six brothers, John, Ernest, Bernard Jr., Leo, Andrew, and Edgar. George was a life member of VFW Post 6861, American Legion Post 526 (both of Fairborn), the Retired Officers' Association, and the Fairborn Senior Center. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday May 9, 2012 from 1:30 until 2:30 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn, OH 45324. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


Juanita (AKA JoAnne) Griffin

Mrs. Griffin, mother of classmate Gwenn Miller (Rose), passed away on  April 20,2012. The viewing is Monday, April 23, 2012; 5 to 9 PM at the Spaulding Road Church of God, 1658 Spaudling Road Dayton, Ohio. The funeral is Tuesday, April 24 at 10 AM at the church also.


Brenda Sue Cartwright

Brenda Sue Cartwright, age 62 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday April 3, 2012. She was born April 13, 1949 in West Liberty, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Nelson and Mae (Stevens) Keeton. Brenda was employed and retired from YSI Incorporated. We will miss the antique treasure hunts, garage sale adventures, bingo nights and trips to the casino for the entertainment which Brenda liked to arrange. She enjoyed hanging out at home with Brent and Tobey, a good novel, spending time playing board games with the kids and especially taking care of the grandchildren whenever they were in town. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings, Edith Mart-Hill, Kendell Keeton, Opal Colegrove, Dolly Greiver-Campbell, Wanda Combs; and father-in-law, Richard Cartwright. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Brent R. Cartwright; children, Chrissy Fultz, Brad (Libby) Fultz, Casey (Allison) Cartwright, Cole Cartwright; grandchildren, Brandy McCubbins, Cody Fultz, Chase Fultz, McKenna Cartwright; a great-grandson, Blake McCubbins; siblings, Jean (Linville) Linden, Ferl (Carlo) Combs, Denzel (Jerri) Keeton, Linda Kay (Hank) Stinson, Donald (Loretta) Keeton, James Combs, Pam (Larry) DeHart; mother-in-law, Robin J. Cartwright and aunt, Doris Figgins; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family. A memorial service will be held on Friday April 6, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. The family will receive friends from 5:30 P.M. until the time of service. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


This obituary was requested. It is outdated, but here's the basic info from the Springfield News/Sun:

George Winkhouse 

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WINKHOUSE, George Robert 85, passed away December 08, 2010. He was born May 13, 1925 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of William and Mary Winkhouse. George attended Springfield High School, graduating in 1944. While at Springfield High, George played football, basketball and baseball. He was elected team captain and MVP of the 1943 football team. He was a member of the only Springfield High School baseball team to play for the state championship, and he received All-Ohio honors in football his senior year. He participated in Golden Glove Boxing as well. After graduating at mid-term, George served in the navy aboard the destroyer, the USS Bush, during the invasion of Okinawa. His ship was hit by three kamikaze planes and was sunk. George was one of 200 men out of the 450 aboard the ship to be rescued after spending over nine hours floating in the sea. Following his military service, George enrolled at Wittenberg University. While at Wittenberg, George married his college sweetheart Jean Flanagan in 1949. He lettered all four years in both football and baseball serving as team captain in each sport his senior year and earning All-Ohio and All-Conference honors. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. In 1950 George began his lengthy career as a teacher and coach with the Fairborn City School System. He was an assistant coach as well as head football coach at Fairborn High School for 27 years. George or "Wink" as he was affectionately known was the head high school baseball coach for 25 years. He was instrumental in developing the youth baseball program in Fairborn. He was a baseball umpire for 27+ years. George and his brother Bill served as coaches with the Babe Ruth league in Springfield for a number of years. George officiated high school and college basketball games for 33 years. After obtaining his masters degree at Xavier University, George resigned his teaching and coaching positions in the late 70s when he was appointed as assistant principal at Fairborn High School. He returned in July 1992. At the time of his retirement, the Fairborn Board of Education honored him for his 42 years of dedicated service. After retirement, George served as assistant baseball coach at Wittenberg for 5 years. George remains the coach of the longest duration in the Fairborn school district. George was inducted into the Springfield-Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995, the Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Honor in 2002, and the Springfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. He will be inducted into the Fairborn Board of Education Hall of Fame in April. George was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. To the end, he was a loyal fan and supporter of his beloved Wittenberg University Tigers. George is survived by his daughter, Ellen Pechawer, son, David Winkhouse, his precious granddaughter, Marisa Pechawer who was the light of his life, his brother Bill Winkhouse (Ruthie Mosie), sister-in-law Mary Crawford, very special friend Kay Lindeman and her family, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and very dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 44 years Jean Winkhouse, half-brothers Elsworth (Bud) Crawford and Wilbur Winkhouse, and half-sisters Hazel, Sadie, Mabel, Marguerite, and Elizabeth Winkhouse. George touched the lives of the many young men he had the pleasure to teach and coach. He was greatly admired and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15th in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. A memorial service will be held Saturday December 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church 1612 S. Belmont (and Sunset) with Pastor Roger Herrig officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Georges memory to the Fairborn High School Baseball Stadium Account. c/o Fairborn Athletic Foundation 25 Greene St. Xenia, Ohio 45385 or the Wittenberg University Football Program c/o Joe Fincham, PO Box 720 Springfield, Ohio 45501. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.richardsraffanddunbar.com