Miami County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
Jack C. Agenbroad
Jack C. Agenbroad, 78, of Troy, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton.
He was born June 29, 1930, in Piqua to the late James and Wilma (DeWeese) Agenbroad.
Mr. Agenbroad is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, two sons and daughters-in-law, one sister and brother-in-law, three grandchildren and one step-grandchild, two great-grandchildren, a nephew, and best friend, Don Collins of New Carlisle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Patricia (Penny) Agenbroad in 1996.
Mr. Agenbroad was a 1948 graduate of Piqua High School. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, having served from 1949-1952 and was a member of the Crossroads of America Flying Club. He was a repairman for Ohio Bell for 30 years before retiring in 1983. Private family services will be held with burial in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. (Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Jan 27, 2009)
Richard W. Anderson
Richard W. Anderson, 90, of 1045 W. Schulz Dr., Piqua, died at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Upper Valley Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Piqua to the late Walter F. and Edna (Veith) Anderson. He married his wife, June 1, 1946, in Covington, and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, two sons, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Anderson; and a sister, Edna V. Hess; a grandson, Christopher Anderson; and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Anderson.
He was a 1937 graduate of Piqua Central High School, and worked as a cabinetmaker at Penrod & Anderson Cabinet Shop, of which he was co-founder and owner. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Warren Masonic Lodge 24, the former Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 320, Piqua Antique Car Club, and volunteered at the Piqua Heritage Festival and was a 4-H adviser. He was a sergeant in the U,S. Army having served during World War II where he participated in the Normandy invasion. He enjoyed making wooden toys and trucks, farming, planting apple trees, and restoring automobiles including a 1922 Model T Ford.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald A. Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. (Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Feb 26, 2009)
William E. Arnett
William E. "Bill" Arnett, 69, of Lakeview, died at 11:34 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his residence.
He was born July 6, 1939, in Piqua, to the late George and Nellie (Banning) Arnett. On July 7, 1965, in Chicago, Ill., he married his wife, she survives. Bill also is survived by two sons and a daughter,he also is survived by one sister, nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1958 to 1963. He loved fishing, spending time with his family and friends and doing for others. Bill worked for Ford Motor Company in the Lima Engine Plant for 28 years before retiring in 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Chaplain Ed Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Full military honors will be provided by Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. (Source: Daily Call Newspaper, May 28, 2009)
Paul W. Bair
Paul W. Bair, 87, of Casstown, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in his residence.
He was born April 22, 1921, in Troy, a son of the late Lawrence and Anna (Hirsch) Bair. He married Mary F. Oakes on Dec. 27, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 24, 1986.
Mr. Bair is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, three grandchildren. He also is survived by eight great-grandchildren, one brother, and one sister.
In addition to his parents and wife, two brothers, Charles and David Bair and an infant sister, preceded Mr. Bair in death.
Mr. Bair was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church and graduated in 1941 from Staunton School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and spent two years overseas in Africa and Italy during World War II. He returned in 1945, and became a lifelong farmer. From 1975 to 1999, Mr. Bair served as a member of the board of directors for Pioneer Rural Electric being treasurer from 1980 to 1999.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, with the Rev. Russ Tichenor of the Fletcher United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery with military honors provided by Troy Veteran's Memorial Honor Guard. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. (Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Feb 26, 2009)
John Henry Banning
John Henry Banning, 65, employed at the Jackson Steel Tube company but associated for many years with the Morrow Transfer company, who resided at 331 McKinley avenue, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday at Piqua Memorial hospital where he was admitted January 19. Born in Piqua September 18, 1879, he was the son of Henry and Sarah Dill Banning. He had lived here all his life and on October 30, 1901, was united in marriage with Edna Mae Brown, who survives him. He leaves his wife, Edna Mae; four sons, John of Gallipolis, Arthur of Piqua, Harry of Fletcher and Leo of Piqua; three daughters, Mrs. George (Nellie) Arnett, Mrs. Raymond (Sarah) Edwards, both of Piqua, and Mrs. Willard (Gladys) Chester of Maplewood, a sister, Mrs. William Brucken of Pontiac, Mich., and 12 grandchildren, a brother, William died November 20, 1944. The Rev. A. K. Wilson will conduct services Monday at 2 p.m. at the J. C. Cron and Sons chapel with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday at the funeral home. [The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 27, 1945]
Bernice E. Batten
Bernice E. Batten, 93, of 1840 W. High St., Piqua, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Darke County on May 24, 1910 to the late Ralph and Odean Carter Haines Sr. She married LeRoy "Vin" Batten on June 29, 1937 in Greenville; he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1975. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Haines, William Haines; three sisters, Celia Momberg Trupp, Mary Benkert, Ruth Koenitzer; and a daughter, Susan Batten Whited Daniels.
Mrs. Batten was a 1928 graduate of Greenville High School, and Balthasers Business College of Greenville in 1929. She worked as the secretary of Greenville High School until 1937, then worked over 20 years at the former Haines Furriers of Piqua. She was a member of the YWCA of Piqua, Piqua Leisure Club, Home Arts Club, and volunteered as a hostess at the former Piqua Memorial Medical Center for many years.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
Charles Daniel Beaver
Funeral services for Charles Daniel Beaver, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the J. C. Cron and Sons funeral, in charge of Rev. Norman R. Gutry with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday and Thursday until time for the services. [The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 6, 1945]
Evelyn J. Bowman
Evelyn J. Bowman, 77, of Troy, died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Upper Valley Medical Center, after a short illness. She was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Hamilton, to the late Charles and Gladys (Agnew) Kouba. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E. Bowman, who passed away Feb. 15, 2005, and son, Don Chambers. A private family service will be held at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Brother Paul Napier officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Troy. Friends may call from 4 - 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. [Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
Glendora (Robbins) Bristley
Glendora (Robbins) Bristley, 90, of Troy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at the Harborside Healthcare Center, Troy.
She was born Feb. 9, 1916 in Darke County, to the late Gerald B. and Donna M. (Netzley) Robbins. She attended elementary school in Bradford and also Franklin-Monroe School, Pitsburg, where she graduated in 1934. She loved sports and excelled as an outstanding basketball player at Franklin-Monroe High School. She owned and operated for many years along with her husband, Carl R. Bristley, whom she married Nov. 26, 1936, Bristley's Rooming House at 207 E. Main St. in Troy. She also worked in the Troy High School cafeteria for many years and retiring from there. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bernice (Robbins) Gnodle; and her husband, Carl R. Bristley, who died Sept. 21, 1987. She always was devoted to family, friends and working hard. She always will be remembered, admired and greatly missed.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Sheila Shumaker officiating. Interment will be in Abbottsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
Caroline J. Brown
Caroline J. Brown, 81, a lifelong resident of Troy, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Harborside Health Care Center, Troy.
She was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Miami County, to the late Joseph and Rebecca (Neff) Edwards. She married Franklin E. Brown, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Casstown Lutheran Church and served as past president of the VFW Auxiliary.A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday with VFW Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. and a memorial service to follow. Private interment will be at Casstown Cemetery. [Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
Marilyn Darlene Brown
Marilyn Darlene Brown, 68, of St. Cloud, Minn., Funeral services for will be 11 a.m. Monday at Westwood Community Church in St. Cloud.
Pastor Dan Gordon will officiate. Burial will be in Ponto Lake Cemetery, Longville, Minn. Marilyn passed away peacefully Thursday, March 23, 2006, after a very long and courageous five-year battle with ovarian cancer. There will be a visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again after 10 a.m. Monday at Westwood Community Church.
Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Piqua to John and Helen (Hildebrand) Brumbaugh. She married Peter Brown on Oct. 5, 1957, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Piqua. Marilyn was a member of the National Honor Society. Marilyn worked in the law enforcement as well as the legal field as an administrative assistant for many years. She worked with child support for Miami County in Troy prior to moving to Backus, Minn., in March 1973. Marilyn then began her career in Child Support with Cass County Social Services and worked there until retirement in 1993. She and her husband moved to St. Cloud in 1998. Marilyn was known for her strong faith in God, which was evident the moment you met her and her beautiful smile that would light up any room. She showered everyone she knew with love and the gift of hospitality through cooking, baking, canning, entertaining and doing anything possible to show love and caring to all of those who crossed her path in life. She enjoyed harp and piano music as well as gardening, fishing, knitting, greeting card ministry, nature and all of God's wonderful creation.
Marilyn was always involved in church and was a member of Agape Fellowship in St. Cloud. She volunteered in a variety of ways throughout her life, including the Pregnancy Resource Center for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a baby son that she miscarried. Marilyn will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She touched many lives and each of those lives were forever changed after meeting her. Heartfelt thanks to the extraordinary staff at the St. Cloud Hospital Oncology Unit, St. Cloud Hospice and Home Care, the Coborn's Cancer Center and Dr. Hauge. Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes of St. Cloud, Minn., is in charge of arrangements. [Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Sub. by Norita Moss who adds the following note: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
The funeral of William Brown, aged 25 years, who was suddenly killed at Covington, Ohio on Saturday night by falling over embankment by reason of his pony running away, took place in the Christian Church here Monday conducted by Rev. J. O. Kirby. The mother and the family and all other good friends have the sympathy of all good people. [The Buckeye Paper, 1898]
Will Brown of Pleasant Hill, a son of Mrs. Andy Turner was killed at Covington Saturday evening. [The Buckeye Paper, 1898 - different column - Contributed by Norita Moss]
NOTES FROM CONTRIBUTOR:
Name: William Brown
Birth: 4 Sep. 1873 in Miami County, Ohio
Death: 15 Oct. 1898 in Miami County, Ohio
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (in Plot with his mother Catherine Turner (Siegel Brown) and other members.)
Father: Lowery W. Brown Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel, b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Braden.
"Mrs. Andy Turner" was Catherine Siegel Brown mother of Will, Alice and the rest of her children.
Lola Deeter Bruce
Troy - Services for Mrs. Lola Deeter Bruce, 79, native of Troy, who died Sunday at her home, 105 S. High street, Covington, after a heart attack were held at the Irvin funeral home today with burial in Riverside cemetery. She was a resident of Troy until three years ago. [The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 5, 1945]
Lloyd L. Bucholtz
Lloyd L. Bucholtz, 95, of Laura passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home in Piqua. He was born June 20, 1909, in Miami County to the late Louis and Fanny (Thompson) Bucholtz. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Funeral Home, 1 South Maun St. in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Ron Elite officiating. Burial will take place in the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery in Covington. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss]
Vonnie W. Cantrell
Vonnie W. Cantrell, 84, of 106 Mound St., Piqua, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Heartland of Piqua.
He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in West Liberty, Ky., to the late John W. and Minnie B. (Wright) Cantrell.
Survivors include four sons, three daughters, 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a brother, and two sisters. He was preceded in death by two brothers, B.H. Cantrell and Ronnie Herschel Cantrell.
Mr. Cantrell was a United States Army veteran having served during World War II. He retired in 2004 from the Copeland Company, Sidney, as a Hi-Lo operator following 51 and one half years of service. He enjoyed gardening, the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, and Ohio State football.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill Cantrell, Denny Cantrell and Roe Denvil Cantrell co-officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. (Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Feb 24, 2010)
Mrs. Alice Chambers, 68, a native of Miami County passed away Saturday evening at the home of her son-in-law, Elmer Robbins, on South Union Street. She had been in an ailing condition all winter, but was taken seriously ill one week ago Thursday. Her death was due to arteriosclerosis. Mrs. Chambers had lived with her son-in-law since the death of her daughter 23 years ago. Their home was in Tennessee prior to coming to Troy eight years ago.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grace Sheppard (Shepherd), Mrs. Nora Sheppard (Shepherd), and Mrs. Hazel Brown, all of Lima; two sons Frank Inman of Tampa, Fla., and Elmer Chambers of Ft. Loramie, four sisters, Mrs. Vida (Lydia) Strong and Mrs. Daisy Stout of both of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Pearl Jones, of near Christianburg, and Mrs. Nettie Chambers of Ft. Loramie. One son preceded her in death in 1916.
She was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, following funeral services by Dr. J. H. Lightburn Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock a.m. The services were held at Wade Shilling Funeral Parlors. The following Relatives and friends acted as pall bearers of the decedent. They were Edward and Walter Robbins, Oscar Shear, Ray Lendeke, Ed Sharit and Clarence Russell. [The Miami Union, Thursday, May 1, 1939 - Contributed by Norita Moss]
NOTES FROM CONTRIBUTOR:
Death Certificate of Alice A. Brown Inman Chambers dated 26 April 1930 Her death certificate information was given by Elmer Robbins. According to family information Alice left Jerry Chambers and her other children after her daughter (Della?) died and she went to live with her daughter's husband Elmer Robbins and raised his children by her. An Alice Chambers (buried 4-29-1930) is located in Section 9, Row 10, Grave 5 of Riverside Cemetery.
Name: Alice A. Brown
Birth: 26 Jul. 1863 in near Troy, Miami County, Ohio
Death: 26 April 1930 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio
Burial: 29 April 1930 Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Miami Co., Ohio
Father: Lowery W. Brown, Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel, b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Braden
Marriage #1: George W. Inman, b. 1861 in Pleasent Hill, Miami, Ohio
Married 19 Feb. 1881
George Franklin Inman, b. 12 Jul. 1880 in Pleasant Hill, Miami Co., Ohio
Marriage 2: Jeremiah M. Chambers, b. 6 Apr. 1846 in Oran Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio on 15 Feb. 1883 in Allen Co., Ohio
Della Chambers, b. 6 Oct. 1883 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
James Harvey Chambers, b. 13 May 1886
Arthur Chambers, b. 17 Sep. 1888 - Still born
Elmer Chambers, b. 24 Nov. 1889 in Shelby Co., Ohio
Gracey Mae Chambers, b. 21 Oct. 1893 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
Nora Katherine Chambers, b. 25 Apr. 1896 in Fort Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
Laurence Chambers, b. 7 Aug. 1900
Hazel Chambers, b. 26 Jun. 1901 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
Morris E. Chambers
Morris E. Chambers, 86, of Houston, died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 at 3:35 a.m. at his residence. He was born in Piqua on May 9, 1916 to the late Martin C. and Sarah M. Wion Chambers. He married Dorothy L. Bauer on July 19, 1952 in Fletcher; and she survives. Other survivors include two sisters, Lillian B. Marshall of Franklin, Louise V. Spieler of St. Mary's; two step-sisters, Dorothy Leckey of Minster, Betty Shephard of Piqua; a step-brother, Martin C. Chambers of Piqua; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by a son, Mark; a sister, Evelyn Harget; a brother, Donald; and a step-brother, Eugene Dietz.
Mr. Chambers was a member of the Mid County Church of Christ. He was a 1939 graduate of the Canal Fulton High School in Akron. He was a retired S/MSGT of the U.S. Air Force following 25 years of service to his country. He was an instructor of "Airplane General" working at many of the Air Force Bases in the United States, England, Germany, and Puerto Rico. He was a maintenance supervisor for the City of Piqua in the wastewater treatment plant for 16 years.
A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday in the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Oakes officiating. Burial will follow in Houston Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Mid County Church of Christ, 1580 N. Dorset Road, Troy, OH 45373, or Wilson Hospice Care Fund, 915 Michigan Street, Sidney, OH 45365. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy)
Raymond Arthur Chambers
Raymond Arthur Chambers, or "Duke" as he was known to his friends and family, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at his home in Brandon, Fla. He had been a resident of Brandon since relocating from Ohio in 1973. Duke was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Piqua.Recently, on Jan. 13, he celebrated his 80th birthday. Duke preceded in death by his sister, Frieda Yang of Troy.
Duke was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. He also was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past Commander of the Piqua Post. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll and the Korean War. A viewing was held for Mr. Chambers on Feb. 5, 2007, at the Chapel of Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home in Brandon. Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brandon.
On Feb. 6, family and friends of the deceased gathered at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Brandon for Entombment with military honors. The United States flag was presented to his wife Ruth Chambers by a representative of the U.S. Navy and Army Sgt. Steve Hannesson, husband of Duke's granddaughter, Ember Hannesson of Canton, Ga. Afterward, the family gathered at the Mausoleum for the entombment of Raymond Arthur Chambers. [Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - Note: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
Ethel Rose Coder
Ethel Rose Coder, 83, a longtime resident of Alterra Sterling House, Troy, and of Tipp City, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Spring-meade Health Center,Tipp City. She was born on Aug. 16, 1922, in Malden, Mass., to the late Phillip and Edith (Spencer) Gillette. She married Charles D. Coder in 1943, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1987. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Plemin Gillette, Stewart Gillette, Everett Gillette and Harold Gillette and by two sisters, Mary Olson and Pearl Beaman. Mrs. Coder was very active in all capacities at the Christ United Methodist Church in Malden, Mass. She was a 1941 graduate of Malden High School, Malden, Mass., where she was valedictorian. She was a former accountant with Jackson Industries. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Sterling House, 81 S. Stanfield Road, Troy. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy )
Martha Elizabeth Cofield
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Cofield, 83, widow of William Oscar Cofield, died Saturday at her on 817 S. Main street from the effects of a fractured hip, which she suffered September 11. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Madison Home For Funerals on W. High street, burial to be in Forest Hill cemetery.
She was born in Nevada, Iowa, June 17, 1861, but had resided in Piqua 60 years. For 24 years she was employed at the Orr Pelt & Blanket Co., here. The daughter of James and Nancy Perry Cofield, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Shelby county the home of her mother. Surviving are two children, Miss Rowene E. Cofield and Miss Bonnie E. Cofield at home, two brothers, and a sister, and one son, Larry having preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home until time for services Wednesday.
Hazel May Collins
Following failing health of the past 14 months, Hazel May Collins, 59, died at Piqua Memorial hospital at 1:50 o'clock this morning after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at her home, 229 First street at 9 o'clock Monday evening. The daughter of Samuel and Jennie Derr Collins, she was born August 5, 1885 in Piqua and had resided here all her life. She had been employed at the Atlas Underwear company for 38 years and was a member of the Grace Methodist church. Survivors are an aunt Mrs. John White of Dayton; two nieces, Mrs. George Fox and Mrs. Herman Cordes and two nephews. Floyd and Donald Collins of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the J.C. Cron and sons funeral home, the Rev. A. K. Wilson officiating with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral Wednesday afternoon and evening and until the hour of rites Thursday. [The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 9, 1945]
Harold E. Culver
Harold E. Culver, 83, of Piqua, passed away April 21, 2009, at the VA Hospice Center in Dayton after fighting a courageous battle against cancer for more than seven years.
Harold was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Gallipolis, to Pearl and Louetta (Jackson) Culver. He was the last survivor of eight brothers and sisters.
Harold was married to Helen L. Leopard for 38 years until her unexpected death in 1981. A son, Harold Jr. also preceded him in death.
Harold is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, one daughter and son-in-law, two grandsons, two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren.
On May 11, 1990, he married his wife who survives. He also is survived by two stepsons and daughters-in-law; four step-grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and six step-great-grandchildren.
Harold was a decorated Army veteran of World War II in the South Pacific front, where he earned a Purple Heart. He worked at Hobart Brothers in Troy for approximately 20 years before starting his own business named The Handyman Service, from which he retired. Harold was very active in youth sports and taught many young boys about the games of baseball and football, but most importantly he taught his family and friends about teamwork, sportsmanship and to believe in themselves. He was well known in Miami County as a humorous, people loving man who helped anyone in need. He lived his life by the Golden Rule and had a very close relationship with God. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua. His unique smile and laughter will be deeply missed, but etched into the memories of all who knew the real man.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Monday at St. Boniface Church of Piqua with the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Full military honors will be provided by Veterans Elite Squad, Piqua. Calling hours will be from 10-11:45 a.m. Monday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. [Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Apr 21, 2009]
Deaths on the Plains. The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been reported at Fort Laramie during the summer. The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported. The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort. We give the names from Ohio and Indiana, contained in the melancholy record: John Davis, Miami county, Ohio, died June 7th, 90 miles west of Fort Kearney, aged 27 years. [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]
George Dillis was killed at Troy, Ohio, Thursday, by being struck by the wheel of a wagon while attempting to stop his runaway team. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 19, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Charles W. Douglas
Douglas, Charles W., 76 years, at Troy, O., Wednesday a.m., for many years a resident of Cleveland. Father of Edwin H. Douglas. Funeral at Troy, Saturday. [Cleveland Plain Dealer Nov 6, 1920 - submitted by Linda Dietz]
--At Troy, Miami county, on the 5th ult. Mr. Job Evans, formerly of this place, aged 28 years. [Nov. 8, 1823, "The Supporter"; CA, Sub by FoFG]
Colleen Suessman Fromm
Mrs. Colleen Suessman Fromm, 71, 602 Spring street died at 7:20 a. m. Monday at Piqua Memorial hospital where she had been a patient since November 22 and in failing health for several months.
Born in Cincinnati September 24, 1873, she was the daughter of August J. and Caroline Horst Suessman, natives of Germany. She came to Piqua after her marriage to August Fromm and the latter part of her life resided at 1227 Park avenue, establishing herself at the Spring street residence about a year ago. She was a member of St. james Episcopal church and most active in church work. Her nearest surviving relatives are two nephews, Emery Dutcher of San Francisco and Riley Dutcher of Minneapolis, Minn. Her husband and two brothers preceded her in death. The Rev. Paul J. Gehm will conduct services Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wagner funeral home with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday. [The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 2, 1945]
Kendle M. Fultz
Kendle M. Fultz, 76, of Troy, a former resident of Bethel Township, Miami County, died suddenly Thursday, May 28, 2009, at his residence.
He was born May 13, 1933, in South Webster, to George and Piney (Sharp) Fultz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Eloise Godsey and Marie Tyson; and brother, David L. Fultz.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years a son, a daughter, two brothers, and three grandchildren.
Kendle was a retired pipeline operator with Sohio/BP in Dayton. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Kendle was a loving husband and dad, and was a very active grandpa in all the grandchildren and family activities. He was an avid fisherman and gardener.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. (Source: Daily Call Newspaper, May 29, 2009)
Death of Mrs.Sophia Gibson.
At half past two yesterday afternoon at her late residence No. 820 W. Water, occurred the death of Mrs. Sophia Gibson, widow of the late Joseph Gibson, to whom she was married on October 8th 1846. The deceased was a daughter of Stephen Depray. One of the early settlers of Piqua, was born April 15, 1824, and had resided here all her life, being 67 years, 8 months, and 2 days old. The funeral will occur from the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, of which she was a faithful member, tomorrow morning at 7:45 o’clock, Interment at the Catholic Cemetery. [The Daily Call, Piqua, Ohio Dec 18 1891 - Submitted by J. Anglebrandt]
Death of Mrs. Sophia Gibson.
Mrs. Sophia Gibson died at her home No. 820 west Water street, at 6 o'clock last evening of La Grippe, aged 67 years 8 months and 3 days. Mrs. Gibson was born in Piqua on April 15th, 1824. Her maiden name was Sophia Dupray. She was united in marriage to Joseph Gibson on the 8th of October, 1846. Funeral services will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic church Saturday morning at 7:45 o’clock, Rev. Edward Hickey, officiating. Interment at the Catholic cemetery. [Daily Leader Piqua Ohio, Friday Dec 18, 1891 - - Submitted by J. Anglebrandt]
Martha J. Grim
Mrs. Martha J. Grim died at her home in Frankfort, Indiana, on Friday, April 11, 1913, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 7 days. She was born in Piqua County (sic), Ohio, and was married to Abram Grim on October 21, 1858. Two sons were born to them, C.J. Grim of Gibson City, Illinois and B.F. Grim of Frankfort Ind., both of whom survive their mother. Mrs. Grim united with the Gibson United Brethren Church September 5, 1908, with her husband. Her husband was transferred to the better world just nine days later. The remains of Mrs. Grim were brought to Gibson City from Indiana last Saturday evening and taken to the home of the son, C.J. Grim. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the United Brethren Church and were in charge of Rev. D.E. Baer. Mrs. Grim was laid to rest beside her husband in the Gibson City Cemetery. The decedent was formerly a resident of this city and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She was a kind and loving mother, and the son in Gibson has the sympathy of all in the loss of his aged mother. Out-of-town persons attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. D.J. O'Connell of Parnell, Ill., the latter a granddaughter of the decedent, and a grandson, Chauncey Grim, of Rantoul. Her son C.J. Grim was with her several days previous to her death. [4-18-1913; tr. by D. Walton]
Marilyn Jean Gross
Fletcher -- Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Suber funeral home for Marilyn Jean Gross, eight month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gross, who died at the home of her parents Thursday morning of pneumonia. The Rev. Mr. Snyder of Lima will officiate with burial to be in Port Jefferson cemetery. [The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 2, 1945]
J. D. Harnish
Piqua, O., Oct 24 - J. D. Harnish was found dead in his store by an employe, who did not see the body until he stumbled over it. Mr. Harnish recently came from Dayton, where he was employed in a wholesale dry goods house. He purchased the stock of Frank Groff, known as the Buffalo store, and was probably despondent over dull trade, which resulted in his killing himself with a revolver. [The Daily Herald, Oct 24, 1895 - submitted by Linda Dietz]
Albert H. Haworth
Found Dead in Bed at Troy Home Friday. Burial at Potsdam
Dr. Albert H. Haworth, 78, native of Union Township and first Miami County Health Commissioner, died in sleep at his home 114 North Market Street, Troy, Friday morning, apparently from a heart attack. His wife became aware of his death when she went to call him at 7:45 a.m. It was the opinion of the family that he had died about 4 or 5 o'clock.
He suffered a severe heart attack five months ago, but had recently appeared in good health.
He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1896and had practiced medicine more than 50 years, the earlier years being in Potsdam, New Madison and West Milton. His home and office in West Milton were at Main and Hayes Streets, the property now owned by L.W. Brumbaugh.
He and Mrs. Haworth moved to Troy in 1920 after his appointment as the first health commissioner of Miami County, a position he held until 1925. No longer in public service, he began private practice in Troy. Dr. Haworth was a member of the American Medical Society and it's state and county organizations; of Masonic lodge here and former member of the local Congregational Christian Church.
He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Haworth on September 23, 1869, and on May 16, 1895 was united in Marriage with Lida A. Welbaum of Potsdam. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1945. Surviving besides the widow, are two sons, Eldrid, near Phillipsburg, and Russell, a practicing dentist in Troy, three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Preston, of Dayton and two sisters, Mrs. Amos Surber, Pitsburg and Mrs. Theodore Swank, West Milton, R. 1.
Services were held at the Fisher Funeral Home, Troy, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Frank Thomas, Greenville, in charge. Entombment was made in the private mausoleum, erected in Potsdam Cemetery a few years ago, for Dr. and Mrs. Haworth. [West Milton Record, Aug. 4, 1948]
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in his late home for Clarindon Haworth, 79, retired farmer, who died at his resident at the west edge of Milton at 3 a.m. Saturday. Rev. S.A. Blessing was in charge of the last rites and interment was made in the Potsdam Cemetery in charge of Hale funeral directors.
Mr. Haworth had been ill for quite some time with a heart condition. He was a lifelong resident of Miami County and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Haworth; son, Lee of Brookville; daughter, Mrs. Mabel Maier, Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Amos Surber, Pitsburg; Mrs. Theo Swank, West Milton R.1; two brothers, Dr. A.H. Haworth, Troy, T.C. Haworth of Dayton; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. [West Milton Record, April 30, 1947]
Opal I. Heisey
Opal I. Heisey, 94, of Covington, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003. She was born in Shelby County on Aug. 10, 1909, to the late Charles and Minnie (Langston) Stockslager. She was a 1929 graduate of Piqua High School. She was was an active Grange member for many years and a member of the Bradford Church of the Brethren. She lived in Bradford for 50 years and spent her last 23 years in Covington. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, J.D. Heisey. in 1988; grandson, Jeffery Davis; two younger sisters, Vivian Allred and Zelda Hunt; and a brother, Paul Stockslager. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, with the Rev. James Brunk officiating. Burial will be in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
Billy C. Hepfer Sr
Billy C. Hepfer Sr., 84, of Tipp City, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Upper Valley Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1925, in Tipp City, to William E. and Florence (Sheridan) Hepfer.
Billy retired first as a machinist from NCR and later as a safety consultant for the state of Ohio. He is a graduate of Tippecanoe High School, was a United States Navy veteran of Word War II, was a member of the American Legion Post 586, VFW Post 4615, Eagles Lodge 2201 and the Senior Citizens, all of Tipp City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dale Hepfer; and son in-law, Rick Allred.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, his three children, a brother,two sisters, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City. Pastor Gary Boggs will officiate. Burial will be held in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. (Source: Daily Call Newspaper, May 27, 2009)
Emma Rose Hickman
Covington - Mrs. Emma Rose Hickman, 75, route 1, widow of Wilbur Hickman, died at Piqua Memorial hospital Wednesday where she had been a patient for 14 weeks. She had been ill for a year. The daughter of Moses and Mary Koonts Exter, she was born September 3, 1869 in Darke county and was married December 18, 1889, her husband preceded her in death. She was a member of the Covington Congregational Christian church. Surviving are a son Ralph at home; three daughters, Mrs. Glenna Jackson and Mrs. Irene Shafer, both of Covington route 1 and Mrs. Florence Minnich of Brookville; a sister, Mrs. Belle Rench of Covington; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Routzahn funeral home. The Rev. Ray O. Shank officiating, with burial in Highland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight, Friday and until the hour of services Saturday. [The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 25, 1945]
Mrs. Madison Hill and Nora Catherine Hill
TWO WOMEN OF PLEASANT HILL DIE AT SAME HOUR -
Mrs. Madison Hill died at 4:00 o'clock Monday after noon and Mrs. Mary Barnhart Hill(?) of Pleasant Hill died at the same hour in the Piqua Hospital. Paralysis caused the death of Mrs. Mary Hill. The cause of Mrs. Madison Hill's death is not learned. [Miami Union, Friday, February 13, 1935 - Sub. by Norita Shepherd Moss]
Nora Catherine Hill (nee Brown)
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Nora Catherine Hill in her late home. Her death occurred Monday. Mrs. Hill was 61 and is survived by her husband and four sons. [Miami Union, Friday, February 13, 1935 - Sub. by Norita Shepherd Moss]
The following notes are provided by Norita Shepherd Moss
Sources: Death Certificate:
Hill, Nora C.
County Name: Miami - Death of Death: 2/9/1925, Vol. #:4668 Certif#: 10335
Name: Nora Catherine (Belle/Ellen) Brown
Birth: 1864 in Miami Co., Ohio
Death: 9 Feb. 1925 in Miami Co., Ohio
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., Ohio
James Madison Hill
Date of Death: 1/28/1929
Vol. 5887 Cert #7807
Birth: ca 1854, Ohio
Burial: Pleasant Hill, Miami Co., Ohio
Father: John William Hill b. 1824 Pleasant Hill, Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Susan Weddle b. after 1825
1. Charles Hill, b. 1883 in Miami Co., Ohio
2. Judd William Hill, b. 28 Jul. 1890 in Pleasant Hill, Miami Co., Ohio
3. Forest Hill, b. 1885 in Miami Co., Ohio
4. James Hill, b. 1885 in Miami Co., Ohio
5. Sallie (Dollie, Nellie) Hill, b. 1886 in Miami Co., Ohio
Joel J. Hixson
Joel J. Hixson, 83, formerly of Sidney and Piqua, died at 9:25 am Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
He was born March 4, 1926, in Piqua to the late John R. and Margaret (McQuown) Hixson.
Survivors include a daughter, two grandsons, two great grandchildren,a daughter-in-law, a brother-in-law, and his friend and former wife, Phyllis.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Todd Hixson, Scott Hixson; and a sister, Yvonne McKinney.
Mr. Hixson graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1947, retired from the Engineering Department of the Copeland Company of Sidney, and traveled with and was a member of Stage Hands Union Local No. 349, working for various commercials and shows. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served as a corporal during World War II. He was a member of the Piqua American legion Post No. 184, and the Madison Ave. First Church of God. He was an outdoor person enjoying hiking, woodworking, square dancing and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. [Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Feb 24, 2010]
EXTENDED ILLNESS PROVES FATAL
Mrs. Catherine Holler, 83, widow of Michael Holler, died at 6:05 a.m. today at the home of her son Frank Holler, 500 South Wayne street, where she had been ill for ten months.
Born in Minster February 13, 1861, she was the daughter of Barney and Mary Hinders Vocke. She had lived in Piqua for 60 years and was married November 25, 1885. She was a member of the St. Boniface church, of the Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of St. John and Clara Sodality. She leaves her son Frank of Piqua; two grandsons, Paul Holler of Troy and James Holler, with the navy in the South Pacific. Three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
The Rev. A. C. Monter will conduct services Friday at 9 a.m. at the church with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. The body was taken to the Conley funeral home and prepared for burial and will be returned to the residence Thursday when friends may call any time after noon until the hour of the funeral. Members of St. Clara Society of St. Boniface church and St. Margaret's Auxiliary will meet for prayers at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening at the Holler residence, 500 S. Wayne street [The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 3, 1945]
New Bremen, Oh -- William Hollingsworth, 71, a resident of the Valley Nursing Home in St. Marys, died at 5:14 p.m. Monday at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Jun 10, 1912, in New Bremen, the son of Frank and Elnora (Bruns) Hollingsworth. Mr Hollingsworth was the former owner of the Hollingsworth Hotel in New Bremen. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Gilberg Funeral Home, Rev. James O. Byrne, officiating. Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. [Lima News, Mar 28, 1984 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]
Clora Mae Hill - Holsinger
Clora Mae Hill - Holsinger, 92, of 157 N. Wall St., Covington, died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, in the Covington Care Center. She was born Nov. 20, 1911 in Dawson to the late O. A. and Bertha Edna (Millhoff) Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Judd W. Hill, Sr. in 1964; a son, Judd W. Hill, Jr.; a step-grandson, Bobby Miller; four sisters Margaret Derr, Verna Hopkins, Mary Byers and Dorothy Johnson; and two brothers, Tom Thompson and Joy "Joe" Thompson. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Pearson-Jackson Funeral Home, Covington, with Cliff Christman officiating. Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Piqua Daily Call, Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]
NOTES FROM CONTRIBUTOR:
Clora Mae Thompson
Burial: 28 Jan. 2004 Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., Ohio
Father: Offa Arthur Thompson b. 25 Jan. 1886 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Bertha Edna Millhoff b. 19 Oct. 1889 in Houston, Shelby Co., Ohio
Marriage 1: Judd William Hill b. 28 Jul. 1890 in Pleasant Hill, Miami Co., Ohio
Children: ____ Hill (living); ____ Hill (living)
Anna Tracy Miller Huston
Mrs. Anna Tracy Miller Huston, 61, wife of Albert Huston, died at her home two miles east of Piqua on the Urbana road, Route 36, where she had been afflicted with a heart condition for five years and bedfast since last Thursday. Born in Piqua, July 15, 1883, she was the daughter of John and Katherine Copp Miller, and had resided in and near Piqua all her life.She is survived by her husband; three sons, Charles, Robert and Albert Huston, Jr.; five daughters, Mrs. Fred P (Marie) Miller, Mrs. Alva (Katherine) Williams, Mrs. Dwight (Louise) Purk, Mrs. Walter (Laura) Stengle and Miss Mildred Huston, all of Piqua, route 3, two sisters, Mrs. Hary Harboldt of Piqua, route 2, and Mrs. Laura Nicodemus of Piqua and 10 grandchildren. A son Arthur, died in 1918. The Rev. Norman Gutry will conduct services at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the residence with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. The body was taken to the Finfrock funeral home and will be returned to the residence where friends may call Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. [The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 6, 1945]
Sheila J. Hutton
Sheila J. Hutton, 39, of Piqua, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002 at 5:35 a.m. in her residence. She was born Dec. 9, 1962 in Piqua to the late Wilber and Gladys (Coyer) Brown. She married Anthony (Scott) Hutton Sept. 2, 1995; he survives.
Mrs. Hutton is survived by a son, Robert Shoffner Jr., and her father-in-law, Raymond J. Hutton both of Piqua. She is also survived by four brothers, Wilber Brown Jr., William D. Brown, Donald Brown and Michael Brown all of Piqua; and three sisters, Marsha Moore, Tina Brown and Lorna Taylor all of Piqua. One nephew and one brother preceded her in death.
Sheila attended Piqua City Schools and Central Baptist Church. She loved camping, nature and collecting angels.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Farrier officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon until the time of services. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]