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Velma Jacobs
Velma Jacobs, 65, of Troy, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Tina Cruikshank of Casstown. She was born April 30, 1938 in Honeybee, Ky., to Wosley and Flossie (Gooden) Perry, both deceased. In addition to her parents, Velma was preceded in death by her son, Brian Lee Buirley. She was a member of the Women of the Moose No.1025 of Troy and Amvet Post No. 88 of Troy and was formerly employed by Dare Corp. of Troy. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. There also will be a Women of the Moose service at 1:50 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]



Martha Ann Jay
Martha Ann Jay, a daughter of Buddell and Elizabeth H. Sleeper, was born tenth month, 22d, 1833, in Clark county, Ohio, and died at her home, opposite Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, fourth month, 27th, 1899, aged sixty-five years, six months and five days-Her parents moved to Tippecanoe county, Indiana, when she was two years old. She was married to Allen Jay on ninth month, 20th, 1854, and they settled on a farm near the old home, where their five children were born, and the two eldest died, the third one dying fifteen months ago in the same room she died in. In 1868 she, with her husband, moved to Bush Hill (now Archdale), North Carolina. After nine years they moved to Friends' Boarding School, Providence, Rhode Island. After spending four years there, in 1881 they went to Earlham College, where she served as matron for six years, and then retired to the home where she died. Martha A. Jay was of a retiring disposition, never seeking popularity. Converted at the age of seventeen, she endeavored to carry Christianity in all her life work. She was much interested in humane work among the children, the birds and all dumb animals; for several years had a band of mercy in her own home and one in the Orphan Home near by. She was appointed an elder at an early age, and held that position in the four different yearly meetings to which she belonged. She was a great strength to her husband, who was, as a minister, often called to labor away from home; she never murmured at the separation, but encouraged him to faithfulness when the Master called. She bore a long illness with Christian resignation; the closing hours were peaceful; the last audible words were: "Blessed! Blessed!" "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord: "
["Biographical and genealogical history of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin counties, Indiana .. (Vol 1) The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago; 1899 - Submitted to Genealogy Trails by Norita Shepherd Moss]

Samuel Otto Keiser
COVINGTON - Samuel Otto Keiser, 77, of 214 S. Harrison died Monday at 8:10 a.m. in Dettmer General Hospital where he had been a patient one day. Born in Carol County, Ind., June 28, 1897, he was a son of William and Miranda Yertz Keiser. He was maried to Dora Palsgrove in Bradford on Feb. 16, 1919. Mr. Keiser was a member of the Church of the Brethren. He had retired from Hobart Brothers in Troy. Survivors include his wife, Dora; one son, Kenneth, of Covington, and one brother, William Leo, of Troy. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Pearson Funeral Home, by the Rev. Thomas Duff. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. [The Piqua Daily Call - 17 Dec 1974 - Submitted by a FoFG]

Hanford Kerr
Hanford Kerr, 77, member of a Miami county pioneer family, died Saturday at 8 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth hospital where on Friday he had undergone surgery for the amputation of the leg at his knee. He had suffered an infection of the right foot for the past two years. Mr. Kerr was born in Monroe township, the son of Perry and Susan Kessler Kerr, and was educated in the Miami county schools. He was engaged in farming in Miami county until 15 years ago, when he went to Florida and engaged in nursery business in that state.Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Swartsel of Shiloh, Mrs. Anna Tenney of Toledo, and Mrs. Edna Beckett of Cleveland; a brother-in-law, D. E. Blackmore of Troy. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:20 p.m. in Polk Grove church with burial made in the cemetery there. [The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 26, 1945]

Edward Goldsmith Kingham
Edward G. Kingham, of Casstown, died Thursday at the State Odd Fellows Home in Springfield, where he had been for the last three months. He was born September 26, 1830 in Oxfordshire, near London, England, and was ten years of age when he came with his parents to America and settled near Franklin. Until two years ago Mr. Kingham had lived in Casstown, when he went to make his home with a son at Conover. Mr. Kingham was a member of the Odd Fellows at Casstown and the Lutheran church in that village. He was a well known broom manufacturer during his life. Frank C Roberts took charge of the remains on Friday and the funeral services were held at the Casstown Lutheran church at 2:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. H.L. Meister of the First Lutheran church in charge.
[Piqua Daily Call - Sub. by Rick Kingham]

Elfreda Lucile Kingham
Elfreda, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kingham of Casstown, died shortly after midnight after an illness of several months due to a tumor. She was a bright happy little girl and her parents have the heartfelt sympathy of all. The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Casstown Lutheran church, the Rev. C. E. Paulus of Troy officiating. A large company was in attendance.
[Miami Union, 22 June 1911 - Sub. by Rick Kingham]


Mary Kingham
Mrs. Mary Kingham died yesterday at her home in Conover after a lingering illness. She was a native of Xenia where she was born in 1857. Her death occurred at the age of 75 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Frank funeral parlors in St. Paris. Burial will take place in the cemetery at Casstown.
[Piqua Daily Call, 8 Apr 1932 - Sub. by Rick Kingham]



Richard L. Kipp
Richard L. Kipp, 33, of Greenville, member of a well known Piqua family, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at Lima, following an illness of 18 months. Born here November 5, 1911, he was the son of Fred and Frances Becker Kipp. He lived in Piqua until he was 17 years of age, when he moved with his family to Greenville. He was a member of St. Boniface church and was a window trimmer by trade. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Manix and Mrs. Grover Menkel, both of Greenville, and a nephew, John Fred Manix. The Rev. A. C. Monter will conduct services at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface church with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. The body was brought to the Finfrock funeral home this morning. Friends may call there until the time of the funeral.
[The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 26, 1945]



Harry Manning
Troy, July 3.- Harry Manning, 88, retired farmer, died Saturday night at 8 o'clock in the Lehman nursing home north of Troy after an illness of a month. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Irvin funeral home in charge of Rev. George Hildebrand and burial made in the Casstown cemetery. Had Mr. Manning lived until Monday he would have reached his 89th birthday anniversary having been born in Piqua on July 8, 1851. His wife, Estella Boak Manning, died about 10 years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Croner of north of Troy. Mr. Manning was well known about the city where he had resided for many years, his critical illness of the past few days being one of grave concern to friends of the community.
[Piqua Daily Call July 8, 1940 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Robert Frank Mikolajewski
Robert Frank Mikolajewski, 35, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at his residene, 529 South street, where he had been ill for seven years. Born in Piqua October 18, 1909, he was the son of Peter and Amelia Kettles Mikolajewski and had lived here all his life. His mother died May 11, 1911, when his brother Henry was born. Later his father was united in marriage with Miss Grace Gogghagan, who has been a devoted and beloved mother to these boys as well as the children she bore later. Robert was a core maker at the Favorite Stove and Range company. He was a member of St. Mary's church and of the Faternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are his parents, with whom he resided; four brothers, Henry and John of Piqua; Pvt. William, with the Air Corps in England, and Pfc. Charles, with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific, and five sisters, Betty, Virginia, Frances, Mary Jean and Joan all at home. Rev. Robert Van Kaenel will conduct services at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's church with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. The body was taken to the Conley funeral home and will be returned to the residence Thursday when friends may call until the hour of services.
[The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 21, 1945]

Isabel V. Miller
Isabel V. Miller, 89, of Piqua, peacefully went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in her residence. She was born in Wetzel Aug. 31, 1915, to the late James and Catherine Karnes Bowersock. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grillot as celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today at Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home, where a 4 p.m. prayer service will be conducted. [Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss]

Maxine Edna Miller
Brookeviile, Feb. 6.—Services for Mrs. Maxine Edna Miller, 55. who died at her home Monday, will be held Wednesday. 2 p. m, at the S. A. Dunkel funeral home, with burial to be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Harry; one daughter, Mrs. Opal Drake, Dayton ; one son, Roy, in Prance; her mother, Mrs. Katherine Garbe, Dayton , and two grandchildren.
[Piqua Daily Call, Feb 6, 1945]


Robert Vernon Mills
Robert Vernon Mills, 88, of Troy, passed away at 9:14 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Koester Pavilion, Troy.
He was born Sept. 19, 1920, in S. Solon to the late Leon and Maude (Cox) Mills. His wife, survives.
He also is survived by three sons, two sisters, many grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mills was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
He was a member of the Redman Lodge and a former member of the Troy AMVETS. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. Mr. Mills loved the outdoors and was a great fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed playing cards and visiting with family and friends during any occasion.
He retired from Hobart Brothers in 1982, and was a painter and substitute custodian for Troy City Schools.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington, with Pastor Greg Simmons officiating. There will be military honors at the graveside. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
(Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Mar 27, 2009)


Thomas Mills
Troy, Feb 1 - Rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the Shilling funeral home for Thomas Mills who died at his home, on West Main street Tuesday noon. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. A native of North Carolina he moved to Troy during his early boyhood and worked as a chef in various restaurants until ill health forced him to retire. He is survived by one daughter. Mrs. John Kirtley of Troy and a son, Pvt. Walker Mills now in France with the U. S. Army.
[Piqua Daily Call, Feb 1, 1945 - submitted by Linda Dietz]


Charles O'Donnell
Troy - Charles O'Donnell, 72, a shoemaker, committed suicide by putting a revolver in his mouth and pulling the trigger.
[Mansfield News, Mansfield, Oh, Jan 5, 1900 - submitted by Linda Dietz]

J. W. Penny
Death Notice: J. W. Penny, of Laura, aged 72, died last Saturday of cancer of the stomach. The funeral was held from the Laura Christian Church on Tuesday conducted by Rev. E. Pemberton. [West Milton Record, Nov. 17, 1909]



Richard O. Penny
Richard O. Penny, Retired Fireman, Dies in Hospital--Richard O. Penny, 62, retired Troy Fire Dept. employee, of 113 1/2 North Market Street, died Friday at 7:45 a.m. at the Stouder Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past six days. He had undergone surgery Tuesday.
A native of Laura, Mr. Penny was born Sept. 17, 1889, a son of Wesley and Sarah Muck Penny. He married Evora Jane Abshire in 1936 after the death of his first wife. He was a mamber of the Eagles lodge. Mr. Penny was employed as a fireman for the city fire department for 31 years, retiring because of illness on May 1 of this year. He was promoted to the position of lieutenant on July 1, 1948, and served in that capacity until Aug. 1, 1948. Surviving are his wife; three children, William Penny of Troy, Willard Penny of West Milton and Mrs. Robert Brown of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Harry Penny of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Maud Dunkel of Dayton, Mrs. Emma Coate of Corfu, N.Y., and Mrs. Lillie Hellman of Ithaca, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. A.C. Decker, pastor of the First Congregational Christian Church, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
[Miami Union, Dec 19, 1951 - Contributed By Norita B. Shepherd Moss]

Frieda Dora Kruger Pfister
Troy -- Rev. Paul Gehm of the St. Paul's Evangelical church of Piqua will officiate at services Thursday, 1:30 p.m. at the residence and at 2 p.m. at the St. John's church in Troy for Mrs.
Frieda Dora Kruger Pfister, 67, who died at her home, 620 S. Clay street Monday. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Born in Hanover, Germany, she was the widow of John C. Pfister, the couple having been married in St. Petersburg, Russia in June of 1896, coming to Troy in May, 1898. Survivors include four sons, Herman, Christian A., Charles and Paul all of Troy; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Ewing, Lockland; and seven grandchildren. [The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 31, 1945]

Ruby L. Reck
Ruby L. Reck, 79, of Piqua, died at 1:43 pm Monday, May 26, 2008 in the Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born October 11, 1928 in Champaign County to the late Ira and Mertie (Cox) Bowser. She married Clarence R. Reck June 2, 1951 in Troy; he preceded her in death April 20, 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Kendra A. (Jeff) Schneider of Piqua; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Reck of Sidney; seven grandchildren; a great grandson; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by a son, Kim A. Reck, and a sister, Alberta Campbell. Mrs. Reck graduated Lena-Conover High School in 1946, and retired in 1976 from the Ohio Bureau of Employment Service following thirty years of service. She was a member of the Piqua Church of the Brethren, A.A.R.P., and the Public Employment Retirees organization. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm Thursday, May 29, 2008 in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm Thursday in the funeral home.
[Sub. By Karen Rathbun]

Rickford Neil Reineke
Rickford "Rick" Neil Reineke, 58, of St. Paris, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 2, 1950, in Piqua, to the late Clarence "Bud" Reineke and Dorothy Kathryn (Ely) Reineke.
Rick was preceded in death by his father.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, daughter and son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law, step-daughter and son-in-law, brother, five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren.
In 2006, Rick retired from the U.S. Air Force after 33 years, having served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and the Gulf War.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Chaplain Pam Linderson officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with full military honors.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
(Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Feb 27, 2009)

Esther Reutter
Mrs. Esther Reutter, of Bradford, 90, died at the home of her son-in-law William F. Whittmer, E. Church street Friday after an extended illness. A son Max of Newark is the only immediate survivor. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cheater Stocker funeral home, the Rev. E. A. Leason officiating. Burial will be in Harris Creek cemetery.
[The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 27, 1945]

Forrest E. Robbins
Forrest E. Robbins, 87, of Tipp City, died suddenly Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2008, at his residence. He was born July 16, 1920, in Tipp City, to the late James C. and Gertrude (Underwood) Robbins.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty E. Robbins in 1994; and son, Jerry E. Robbins.
Robbie was retired from Hobart Corp. after 40 years of service. He continued to work at Chmiels market in Tipp City for 12 years and then at Wal-Mart in Troy for the past 13 years. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran He was a member of the American Legion Post 586 Tipp City, the First Baptist Church Tipp City and the Hobart Quarter Century Club. He loved bowling, fishing and mowing his lawn. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City,. Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]

James W. Robbins
James W. Robbins, 81 of Arcanum, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, in his home. He was born June 29, 1926, in Miami County, to the late Forest Alva "Jim" and Nancy Jane (Landis) Robbins.James graduated in 1944 from Newton School in Pleasant Hill. He retired in 1994 from the Trojan Asphalt Company. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of both the VFW in Pleasant Hill and the Amvets in Covington and a member of the American Legion in West Milton. He enjoyed his draft horses and participated in several parades with them.
He married Frances "Kay" (Slusser) Painter, and they enjoyed a wonderful partnership together for more than 38 years. James was a family man; he thoroughly enjoyed his kids and grandkids and family times spent together. James will be missed and remembered by his wife and best friend, of Arcanum; his children and their companions.
Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Funeral Home, 1 South Main St., Pleasant Hill. Interment will take place in the Mote Cemetery, Pittsburg with military honors provided by the Tri-Village Color Guard. Calling hours will be from 4-8 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)



Odessa Robbins
Odessa Robbins, 96, of Troy, passed away at 12:08 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2008, at Covington Care Center, Covington. She was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Randolph County, Ind. to the late Elias and Sarah (Vick) Mumah. Odessa was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Walter Jones Robbins who passed away March 5, 1967.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Paul N. Robbins; three sisters, Betty Mumah, Edith McGrew and Estella Boyer. Odessa was a graduate of Greenville High School. She retired as a sales clerk from G.C. Murphy Co. in Troy where she worked for many years.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Troy, where she was involved with Rebecca Circle.
There will be a private graveside service today at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions, if so desired, be made in her memory to the Covington Care Center Activity Department, 75 Mote Dr., Covington, Ohio 45318.
[Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]

Raymond R. Robbins
Raymond R. Robbins, 53, formerly of Troy, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in Athens, Ga., Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 31, 1953, in Troy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Schwartz in 1994, and his stepfather, Roy D. Schwartz in 1999. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy from 1973-75.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua with the Rev. Tom Farrier presiding. The service will be followed by full military honors. [Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]


Zella Imo Robbins
Zella Imo Robbins, 89, formerly of 1325 Covington Ave., Piqua, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Fair Haven Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born May 16, 1917, in Dayton, to the late Ancel Edgar and Frances M. (Newman) Beeman. Mrs. Robbins attended Piqua City Schools. During World War II she worked at the Wood Stove and Tool Co. and later was a nurse's aide at the Craft Nursing Home. She retired from Empo Pump in 1979, following which she enjoyed gardening and traveling. She was an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 614 Auxiliary, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1064 Auxiliary, and a member of Houston Congregational Christian Church, having enjoyed many visits from her pastor. She was active in Fair Haven's social activities, resident's council meetings and enjoyed leading the morning exercises. A private service will be held Tuesday in the Houston Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. James Manuel officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Nursing Home, 2901 Fair Road, Sidney, OH 45365. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]



Donald Ryman
Donald "Jiggs" Ryman, 80, of Troy, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at the Rehabil-itation and Nursing Center at Spring Creek in Huber Heights.
He was born April 3, 1928, in Troy, to the late Roydan R. and Elsie M. (Riegel) Ryman. Donald married Evelyn L. (Grove) Campbell, and she preceded him in death Sept. 14, 1991.
He is survived by three step-daughters, six step-grandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and his parents, Donald also was preceded in death by his brother, Robert R. Ryman; and sister, Luella Brumbaugh. Mr. Ryman was a graduate of Troy High School. He retired from Unidev in Tipp City.
Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country during Korean Conflict. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the funeral service, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Troy with a military service at the graveside by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy.
(Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Jan 27, 2009)


A. J. Scvhlanzer, 64, died at 11 p.m., Sunday at his residence, 640 S. Wayne street, where he had been bedfast since October and in failing health since July when he retired from business.
Born in Indianapolis May 4, 1880, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Scvhlanzer. He was married to Miss Norene Gillespie on June 3, 1902, and came to Piqua 40 years ago. He had been engaged in the automotive electric repair business for 23 years, with his shop at 513 N. Main street. He was a member of St. Mary's church. Surviving are his wife, Norene; a daughter, Miss Irene Scvhlanzer; four brothers, Joseph, Edward and William of Indianapolis and Frank of Goldfield, Nev., and two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Snyder of Indianapolis and Mrs. Clara Blair of Lansing, Mich. The Rev. Robert Van Kaenel will conduct services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's church with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. The body was removed to the J. C. Cron and Sons funeral home and was taken to the residence this afternoon where friends may call until time for the funeral.
[The Piqua Daily Call, Feb 12, 1945]

Nettie Smith
West Milton, Feb 1 - Services for Mrs. Nettie Smith, wife of Charles P. Smith, Murlin Heights, who died Tuesday in Miami Valley hospital, will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m. at the Hale funeral home with burial in Riverside cemetery, West Milton. She was a member of Pride of Dayton, No. 79, Daughters of America and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Naomie Hopkins, Dayton; two sisters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
[Piqua Daily Call, Feb 1, 1945]


Mabel (McCandless) Stickel
Troy, Jan. 3, Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel (McCandless) Stickel, 57, wife of Steven Stickel, 111 North Market street, who died Tuesday at her home following a heart attack, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Irvin funeral home with burial in Riverside cemetery. A native of Troy , she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCandless. Surviving besides her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Peter Comery of Detroit ; Mrs. Charles Cherry of Marion, Ind.. and Mrs. Roy Severs, Route 2, Troy . [Piqua Daily Call, Jan 3, 1945]

Emma Belle Stickler
Although she had not been well for several years, the death of Mrs. Emma Belle Stickler, 82, wife of James G. Stickler, came as a great shock to her wide circle of friends when they learned that a heart attack had resulted fatally after only a day's illness at her home, 627 Boone street.
Born October 3, 1862, in Springcreek township, she was the daughter of Elihu and Margaret Russell Sanders. She had lived in Miami county all her life and was married December 5, 1880, she and her husband having celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary just a month ago.
She was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the Sunshine Circle. She had lived in Piqua for 38 years. She leaves her husband, a son C. Foster Stickler; two daughters, Mrs. Howard H. (Mary) Miller of Detroit and Mrs. Howard d. (Ellen) Rice of Piqua; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Bernice, died in 1909.
The Rev. John C. Inglis will conduct services at 2 p.m. Monday at the J. C. Cron and Sons chapel with burial in the cemetery at Fletcher. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday until time of services.
[The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 13, 1945]

Gene L. Stout
Gene L. Stout, 60, of 8580 N. Hetzler Road, Piqua, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2003 in Fulton Co. He was born in Winamac, Ind. on Sept. 26, 1942 to the late Homer and Edna Stout.
Mr. Stout was owner of Stout Trucking in Piqua, and a member of the Piqua Moose Lodge. He loved his three Huskies dogs, Lady, Sassy and Isaac. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Toon officiating. Burial will follow in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Humane Society, 1190 N. Co. Rd. 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373.
[Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]

Lydia Strong
Mrs. Lydia Strong, whose death occurred Friday evening in the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gates were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Irvin Funeral Home. Rev. Robert D. Annand minister of the First Methodist Church officiated reading the hymns "Under His Wings" and "Goodnight and Good Morning" during the service. Pallbearers were four sons-in-laws Mr. Gates, Mr. Lester Townsend, Thoral Grapner of Troy and Cloyd Elleman of Casstown and two grandsons Robert Townsend of Troy and William Elleman of Casstown. Friends were present from Lima, Ft. Loramie and Pleasant Hill. The burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio. [Troy Dailey News, Ohio Newspaper 1947 - Contributed by Norita Moss]
NOTES FROM CONTRIBUTOR:
Name: Lydia Brown
Birth: 1876 in Miami County, Ohio
Death: 1947 in Miami County, Ohio
Father: Lowery W. Brown, Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel, b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Baden
Married: Sidney Philip Strong b. 1869 in Ohio
Children:
Unnamed Strong b. 1895
Daisy Mae Strong b. 1896
Lulu Strong b. 1898
Joseph Sidney Strong b. 1900
Mildred Strong, b. 1902
Gladys Catherine Strong, b. 1908
Harold Strong, b. 1910
Dorothy Ethel Strong, b. 18 Jan. 1913 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio
Herbert William Strong, b. 1916
Ned Strong, b. 1920



Mark J. Thomas
Mark J. Thomas, 53, of 206 N. Roosevelt Ave., Piqua, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Piqua on Jan. 25, 1949 to the late John William and Violet Hill Thomas. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, David and Timothy Thomas and one sister, Dora Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a graduate of both Piqua Central High School and Wittenberg University where he was valedictorian of his class. He enjoyed basketball during his high school and collegiate years. He was a self-employed consultant and a member of the Piqua Apostolic Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Hathaway officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Apostolic Church, 830 Covington Ave. P.O. Box 739, Piqua, OH 45356.
[Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]

James Fleenor Tilton
James Fleenor Tilton, 85, passed away peacefully March 23, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer.
James leaves a wife, two sons, two step-children, He also leaves, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jim was a World War II veteran who served his country as an Army pilot. He retired from Hobart Manufacturing and then drove a bus for Troy City Schools until he was 80. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Anderson Funeral Home, Cincinnati, is handling the arrangements.
(Source: Daily Call Newspaper, Mar 24, 2009)

Betty F. Townsend
Betty F. Townsend, 83, of 504 Y St., Piqua, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Piqua on Nov. 8, 1920 to the late Homer B. and Iona Brown Shawler. She married J. D. Townsend in Russells Point on June 7, 1947 and he survives. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker, and a graduate of Sidney High School, class of 1938. A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Edward Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. [Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]

George Trowbridge
Bradford -- Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sam Trowbridge home, 504 E. Main street, for George Trowbridge, 73, who died there Tuesday night from the effects of a stroke he suffered while attending a sale at the Harry Alexander farm, Route 2, Greenville recently. The Rev. G. E. Weaver will officiate with burial to be in Gettysburg cemetery. A native of Darke county, Trowbridge had been active in farming for more then 50 years, The brother Sam of Bradford and a sister, Mrs. Nora Schneck of Chattanooga, Tenn., are the only immediate survivors.
[The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 4, 1945]



Dorothy V. Wade
Dorothy Violet (Shepherd) Riegle Wade, 89, 405 Chestnut St., Greenville, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Gade Nursing Home, Greenville.
She was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Darke County, daughter of Grover and Flo (Lundry) Shepherd. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred O. Riegle; second husband, Dan Wade; grandson, Barry Riegle; and brothers, Lowell and Ralph Shepherd.
Mrs. Wade worked at Piqua Paper Box for 40 years, retiring in 1982. She also baby-sat until she was 80 years old. She was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church, Greenville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
[Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss- NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]

Ivalou Warren
Legonier - Ivalou Warren, 78 of Ligonier, died Nov. 9, 2002 in St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY. She was born April 6, 1924 in Miami County, Ohio, to William E. and Gladys Mae Walker Siegel. On Sept. 27, 1947, in Troy, Ohio, she married Floyd Warren, who survives. Also surviving are two sons; including Robert K. Warren, Cromwell; three daughters including Mrs. Randy (Ruthe E.) Jones, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Legonier Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bernauer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery. Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Legonier, with the Order of the Eastern Star Service at 7:45 p.m.
[Legonier, New York newspaper, Nov. 11, 2002 - Sub. by Norita Moss]
NOTES FROM CONTRIBUTOR:
Ivalou Siegel
Birth: 6 Apr. 1924 in Miami Co., Ohio
Death: 9 Nov. 2002 in New York, NY
Burial: Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier, IN
Father: William Edward Siegel, b. 10 Oct. 1897 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Gladys Mae Walker, b. 1896
Marriage 1: Dr. Floyd Frank Warren, Jr. b, 1922
Married: 27 Sep. 1947 in Troy, Miami Co., Ohio


Libby Welbaum
Troy, Jan. 2 - Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Christian church in Laura for Mrs. Libby Welbaum,62, who died at Stouder Memorial hospital Saturday of injuries suffered in an auto, accident Christmas Day. Burial was in Mote cemetery. She is survived by four sons, Carl Welbaum, Bruford Welbaum and Ora Welbaum all of Dayton, and Albert Dewey of Troy, and by two brothers, John Westfall of Covington, Ky„ and Arthur Westfall of Greenville.
[Submitted By Linda Blue Dietz - Piqua Daily Call, Jan 2, 1945]

Mary Catherine Norris Wilson
Mrs. Mary Catherine Norris Wilson, 68, wife of Charles Wilson, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 114 N. Main street. She had been in failing health for seven years.
Born in Piqua April 20, 1876, she was the daughter of Daniel and Susan Kennedy Norris and had lived here all her life.
She is survived by her husband and two brothers, Forrest E. Norris of Vandalia, route 1, and Edward J. Norris of Dayton.
The Rev. J. W. Kuck will conduct services Friday at 3 p.m. at the J. C. Cron and Sons funeral home with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday.
[The Piqua Daily Call, Jan. 10, 1945]

Ronald L. Wilson Sr.
Ronald L. "Ronnie" Wilson Sr., 76, of Troy, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Troy Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1933, in Troy, to the late Lelondos Lon and Mildred (Powell) Wilson. He was married to Lyla Yvonne (Mullins) Wilson who preceded him in death Dec. 28, 2004.
Survivors include five children, four sisters and one brother,18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren
In addition to his parents and his wife, Ronnie was preceded in death by one grandson, Jason; one brother, Loren; and three brothers-in-law, Jesse, Jack and Don.
Ronnie was a graduate of Troy High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 43, Troy. He retired from the city of Troy Street Department after 35 years of service.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Vandalia. Veterans Honor Guard Services will be held at the graveside. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
(Daily Call Newspaper, Oct 28, 2009)

D. Frank Wyatt
D. Frank Wyatt, 79, retired farmer, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at his residence, 825 Boal avenue, where he had been in ill health for two years. Born December 21, 1866, south of Mt. Jefferson, he was the son of Joseph and Mary C. Wyatt. He had resided on a farm west of Piqua for 20 years and in this city for seven years. He was married November 29, 1900. He was a member of the Houston Christian church. Survivors are his wife Laura; three sons, Joseph, in California, Frederick of Piqua and Paul of Greensbecurer, Md.; sister, Mrs. Laura Holbert of Piqua, and three brothers, George of Piqua, Charles of Dayton and Reuban of Lansing, Mich.
*Funeral arrangements are pending word from the son in Maryland. The body was taken to the Wagner funeral home.
* Burial in Forest Hill cemetery.


Freida O. Yang
Freida O. Yang, 87, of Troy, passed away Monday, April 23, 2007, at Upper Valley Medical Center. Frieda was born April 9, 1920, in Piqua, to the late Arthur and Emma (Robbins) Chambers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Yang in 2001; son-in-law, Joe H. Yaney; two great-great grandchildren, Isabelle Rayne and Dylan Ryan Dawson; and brother, Raymond Chambers. Freida retired from Capitol Records in Hollywood, Calif., with 20 years of service and previously had worked at Atlas Underwear in Piqua. A graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington.
[Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Contributed by Norita Moss - NOTE: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]


Orland L. Young
Orland L. Young, 85, of Piqua, died at 9:15 pm, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 16, 1922, in Mercer County, to the late Walter and Lulu (Shinn) Young. He married Margaret L. Elliott on March 4, 1950 in Piqua, and she survives. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Young.Mr. Young retired as an assembler from the former Aerovent Fan Co. following 27 years of employment. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran having been honorably discharged from World War II as a staff sergeant. Orland was a loyal and dedicated husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. In addition to his family, he enjoyed caring for his automobiles and home with precision, and he was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington with the Rev. Dr. Judith-Mitchell Rich officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. [Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper - Sub. by Norita Moss, who adds: Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy]


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