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Virgil W. Baker
Virgil W. Baker, 92, of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Sidney, passed away at 1:20 AM April 11, 2011 at Brooks San Marco Terrace. He was born in Perry Township, OH, son of the late Emory and Jenny Lovina (Young) Baker. Since 1980 he had resided in St. Augustine. On August 8, 1943 he was married to Mary Esther Hageman, who preceded him in death on January 2, 1992.
Virgil is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Jim (Sue) Durand of St. Augustine, FL, Mrs. Gary (Virginia) Elliott of Sequim, WA and Mrs. Chuck (Christy) Wamsley of Emmett, ID, one son, John Baker and wife Linda of St. Augustine, FL, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Mr. Baker was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during World War II. He was a member of Eastern Star Lodge #12 of St. Augustine, FL. and Stokes Lodge F&AM #305, of Pt. Jefferson, Ohio. Mr. Baker was a retired farmer, and retired from the the US Postal Service as Post Master in Port Jefferson, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with Pastor Nathan Breinich officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 3 PM at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 2:45 PM. Burial, with military honors, will be at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. [unknown newspaper, c. April 2011]

Clifford Bolin
Bolin, Clifford W. "Cliff" 89, of Sidney, Sunday, August 19, 2007. Service 10:30 A.M. Thurs. Trinity Church of the Brethren, Sidney (Cromes F.H., Sidney); Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main St. Sidney OH 45365 [Source: Dayton Daily News (OH) Tuesday, 21 Aug. 2007; MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Elmer Chambers
Elmer Chambers, Ft. Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio News, Feb. 8, 1954
Requiem High Mass for Emer Chambers, 64, an employee of the Ohio State Division of Parks will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ft. Loramie. The Rev. Paul Ratterman will be celebrant and burial will be in the New Bremen Cemetery. Mr. Chambers died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in his home after an illness of three months. Surviving are his widow, Garnet three sons, Roy, Indian River, Mich.; Orville Minster and Russel, Lima; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Musser, Rout 5, Lima; Mrs. Evelyn Connor, Germantown; Mrs. Bernice Paulus, Houston, Ohio; Jane Ann at home; two step-sons Nelson Saughneder, Muncie, Ind.; Charles Saughneder in the U.S. Air Force; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Shepherd, Mrs. Nora Shepherd, and Mrs. Hazel Wires,, all of Lima; and a half-brother, Frank Inman in Texas.
The body will remain in the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minister, where friends may call after 6 p.m. [Ohio News, Feb. 8, 1954, Contributed by Norita Moss.]


Father: Jeremiah M. Chambers, b. 6 Apr. 1846 in Oran Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio
Mother: Alice A. Brown, b. 26 Jul. 1863 in Troy, Ohio
(Note sources: *Personal Family notes of Betty Shepherd Farler and Norita.

Jerry Chambers
Jerry Chambers passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Hazel Brown, at Lima, Saturday about 4:00 p.m. He was 88 years old and well known around here.
He had been seriously ill about three weeks but poorly for several months. In the early part of his life, he was the owner of Short's Landing for forth years after which George Short was the owner.
He is survived by three daughters in Lima, Mrs. Hazel Brown, Mrs. Grace Shepherd, and Mrs. Nora Shepherd, Elmer Chambers, Harvey Chambers, and Mrs. Hazel Brown, Mrs. Grace Shepherd, and Mrs. Nora Shepherd, Elmer Chambers, Harvey Chambers, and Mrs. Emma Viola Short. Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock at the house with interment at New Breman Tuesday afternoon.
[From: Shelby County Democrat, Fort Lormia News Column, October 12, 1934 - Contributed By Mike Shepherd and Norita Shepherd Moss, great-grandchildren of Jeremiah Chambers. Additional Research:
NOTES Jeremiah M. Chambers
Birth: 6 Apr. 1846, Or an Cynthia Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio
Death: 6 Oct. 1934, Lima, Ohio
Burial: Oct. 1934, New Bremen Cemetery
Father:  Isaiah Chambers, b. 24 Jan. 1818, Chambersburgh, Pa
Mother: Eleanor Merriman, b. 3 Sep. 1817, Westmoreland, Pa
Marriage #1: Sarah Jane Barker, b. 15 Mar. 1848, Ohio
Married on 26 May 1870, Shelby Co., Ohio
Children by Marriage #1:
 - William Harry Chambers, b. 24 Apr. 1870, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Mary Ann Chambers, b. 11 May 1873, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Emma Viola Chambers, b. 26 Jan. 1882, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio

Marriage #2:  Alice WA. Brown, b. 26 Jul. 1863, Troy, Ohio
Married on 15 Feb. 1883, Allen Co., Ohio
Children of Marriage #2:
 - Della Chambers, b. 6 Oct. 1883, 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, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Gracey Mae Chambers, 25 Apr. 1896, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Laurence Chambers, b. 7 Aug. 1900
 - Hazel Chambers, b. 26 Jun. 1901, Ft. Loramie, Shelby, Ohio

Funeral Rites Held For Aged County Farmer, Jeremiah Chambers Buried at New Breman Died Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services for Jeremiah Chambers, 88 retired farmer of Loramie township and former manager of Short's Landing were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Short at Short's Landing, Ft. Loramie. Burial was made in the New Bremen Cemetery.
The aged man died Saturday afternoon about 4:00 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Brown on the Findlay Road, Lima after an illness of three weeks.
A greater part or his life was spent as a farmer in the Ft. Loramie community, but he was probably best known as the manager of the present Short's Landing which he conducted for about forty years. Following his retirement, it was taken over by his son in law George Short. He was a great fisherman and sportsman and was a member of the Ft. Loramie Borrowed Time Club.
His death occurred while he was enjoying a visit of several weeks at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brown and with another daughter in Lima, Mrs. Grace Shepherd.
The surviving children are four daughters and two sons, Mrs. George Short, Ft. Loramie; Mrs. Jesse Shepherd; Mrs. F. E. Brown; Mrs. Cary Shepherd, Lima; Elmer and Harry Chambers of Ft. Loramie; Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. [The Sidney Daily News, Tuesday, October 9, 1934]

Margaret Chambers
Chambers, Margaret E. 83, of Dayton, formerly Shelby Co., Sat., Aug. 18, 2007. Memorial service 6 P.M. Thurs. Aug. 23, 8678 Windsong Ct., Carlisle [Source: Dayton Daily News (OH) Tuesday, 21 Aug. 2007, MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Nettie Brown Chambers
Nettie Brown Chambers, daughter of Lowery and Katherine Brown was born 30 November 1870 in Van Wert County, Ohio and departed this life in Ft. Loramie, Ohio, at the age of 66 years and 2 days (2 Dec. 1936). She was united in marriage to Harry Chambers of Ft. Loramie, Ohio on 15 October, 1898. To this union was born two children, Marion Chambers and of Ft. Loramie, Ohio and Maud Bocknight, deceased. A granddaughter Dorothy Ludeke made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Chambers from birth. Mrs. Chambers is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Strong and Mrs. Stout of Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
In early life she attended the German Reform Church of Ft. Loramie, Ohio [Unknown Newspaper, Shelby County, Ohio, December, 1936 - Sub. by Norita Moss]
NOTE Burial: 5 Dec. 1936, Newport Cemetery, Ohio
Father: Lowery W. Brown, Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Baden - Baden Germany
Marriage 1 to Henry Groh, b. 1866 in 1888
Children: Lucillia Grove, Maude Grove

Marriage #2: William Harry Chambers, b. 24 Apr. 1870 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio.
Married on 24 Oct. 1896
Children: William Harvey Chambers, Jr.; Marion Chambers, b. 10 Oct. 1903
(Sources: This was a handwritten copy of Nettie Brown Chambers Obit. found in her niece's Nora Chambers Shepherd's things.  We are not sure what paper it was printed in or what exact date. - from Norita Shepherd Moss.

W. H. Clayton

SIDNEY , Jan. 2—Funeral services for W. H. Clayton, 83, widely known resident of the Jackson Center community, whoso death occurred Saturday morning, were hold at Ihe Methodist church in Jackson Center on Monday afternoon. Burial was made in Glen cemetery at Port Jefferson.
Clayton was born Dec. 31, 1B56, and was united in marriage with Miss Viola Bell Hill on Feb. 24, 1891. She survives with two daughters.
He followed the vocation of farming until his retirement 17 years ago, when he moved to Jackson Center. Hg belonged to the Masonic order. [Lima News, Jan 2, 1940]

Sarah A. Davis
Died: Friday, November 29, 2002, Aged: 90
Sarah A. Davis, 90, 8001 Dayton-Springfield Road, Fairborn, formerly of Sidney, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at 8:40 p.m. at Day Springs Nursing Home in Fairborn.
She was born Dec. 8, 1911, in Sidney, the daughter of Sylvester Barker and Bertha (Chambers) Barker.
In 1943 she married Richard W. Davis. He died June 14, 1993.
She is survived by a son, Richard Davis Jr. of Dayton; three grandchildren; four brothers, Leonard Barker and Marcellus Barker, both of Sidney, Robert L. Barker of St. James City, Fla. and William R. Barker of Troy; and two sisters, Marcella Detrick of Sidney and Georgia Liller of Rio Verde, Ariz.
Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She was administrative assistant to the commander of the 4950th Avionics Maintenance Squadron, retiring in 1982 after 16 years at the base. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She attended St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Fairborn.
Services are set for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris Heckaman officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from noon until the time of service. [Dayton Newspaper, Contributed by Norita Moss]

Fleet Deal
Sidney, April 2 -- Fleet Deal, 77, retired farmer, died yesterday at his home in Port Jefferson, near here. He was born near Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Cora; one son; Fred, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Nicholson, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Young, of Alblon, Ind. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Dearth funeral Home. The Rev. A. F. Rinehart of the Port Jefferson M. E. church will officate. Burial will be in Port Jefferson cemetery. [Lima News, (Lima, Ohio) April 2, 1934 - Contributed by Pat Zimmerman]

Marvin L. Deal
Marvin L. "Dick" Deal, 65, 307 Karen Ave., died Sunday Aug. 20, 2000, at 9:20 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 15, 1935 in Sidney, son of Fred and Lola ( Baker ) Deal. On Dec. 6, 1958, he married the former Jackie Lowery. She survived with a son Terry, and a daughter, Sondra Deal, both of Sidney; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald " Pete " of Hardin and Jim of Sidney. Mr. Deal was a verteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Copeland Corp. after 28 years service. He was a member of Sidney American Legion Post 217, Sidney Eagles Lodge and the Fraternal Order of the Rainbow of Sidney. Private services will be held at Cromes Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. [Aug. 2000, Sidney Daily News, Submitted by Pam Zimmerman]

Robert F. Dunham
Robert F. "Bob" Dunham, 85, 706 Bennet Circle, Sidney, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at 12:32 P.M. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was born on November 4, 1925 in Covington, Ohio, the son of the late L. A. and Carrie (Seng) Dunham. On July 8, 1951, he married Sondra R. (Ruese) Dunham who survives.
He is also survived by three sons, Mark and wife Lynne Dunham of Sidney, Ted Dunham of Piqua, OH, and Andy and wife Mary Dunham of Medina, OH. Eight Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. One Brother, William and wife Elva Dunham of Lodi, OH. Preceding him in death was one brother, Richard Dunham. Bob was a W.W. II Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific while in the service. He was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post #217, and also the Sidney Rotary Club. He was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with the class of 1950.
Mr. Dunham was the owner and President of Ruese Insurance Agency in Sidney, working there from 1953 until his retirement in 1987. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sidney. Memorial Services will be held Saturday April 16, 2011 at 11 A.M. at the Amos Chapel, Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney with Chaplain Keith Matthews officiating. The Dunham family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until the hour of the service, and also one hour after the service. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory 302 S. Main Ave. Sidney. [unknown newspaper, c. April 2011]

Warren M. Elliott
Warren M. Elliott, 63, life-long resident of Shelby-co, died of a heart attack, at his home, 749 Port Jefferson-rd here Sunday afternoon. He was born Dec. 3, 1877 near Anna, son of James and Katherine Cowan Elliott. On July 12, 1913, he married Mrs. Mary Wilkerson Kennedy, who survives him, with three children and two step-daughters. One brother and two sisters also survive. For many years he had been employed at the Monarch Machine Tool Co., as a machinist. He was a member of the Methodist church. [Lima News, Mar 17, 1941 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Edith Ellis
Ellis, Edith M. 84, of Sidney, Sunday, August 19, 2007. Service 11 A.M. Thursday, August 23, Adams Funeral Home, Sidney Adams Funeral Home 1401 Fair Rd Sidney OH 45365 [Source: Dayton Daily News (OH) Tuesday, 21 Aug. 2007 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Herbert B. Elson
Herbert B. "Toe" Elson 93, of 226 New St. passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 4:20 A.M.
He was born on February 23, 1918 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late David and Bess (Smith) Elson. On May 17, 1947 he married Ruth Schaffner who preceded him in death on May 17, 2008. He is survived by one son, Doug Elson and his wife Cheryl of Chillicothe, OH, daugther, Sandy Elson of Sidney and one granddaughter, Hilary. He was preceded by two brothers, Chester and Forest "Liz" Elson.
Mr. Elson was a WW II Army veteran , a member of the Valley City Rifle Club and the Sidney First United Methodist Church. Herbert loved attending Sidney High School football and basketball games and fishing whenever he could. Mr. Elson retired from Monarch Machine Tool Co. after 45 years of service. He then worked for several years on a part-time basis for the former Sidney Design Co.
A Public Graveside Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. at Cedar Point Cemetery with Rev. Barbara Staley officiating. There will be no public calling hours prior to the graveside services Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S.Main Ave. [unknown newspaper, c. April 2011]

Ledford Foster
Ledford Foster, 80, of 324 S. Miami Ave., Sidney passed away at 3:37 PM Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1931 in Smithtown, Kentucky, the son of the late Hubert and Ada (Hickman) Foster.
On May 29, 1954 he was married to Ethel Marlow, who survives him along with their four daughters; Mrs. Paul (Colleen) Wulber of Versailles, Mrs. John (Teresa) Doseck of Botkins, Sandy Sprague and fiancé Russ Barhorst of Fort Loramie, and Mrs. Steve (Diane) Spaulding of Tampa, FL, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his two brothers; Virgil of Sidney and Lawrence of Tiffin, OH, and two sisters; Faye and Nellie, both of Oldtown, FL. Ledford is preceded in death by one brother, Johnny and one sister, Imogene.
Mr. Foster was retired from the former Con/Met Co. where he worked as a Molder. He was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country in the Korean War, during which he was a member of the 101st Screaming Eagles Airborne Division and the 536th Fire Fighting Platoon stationed in Panama. Ledford was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sidney. He was also a member of the Sidney Amvets Post #1986 and the Sidney American Legion Post #217. He was an avid fisherman and he loved gardening as well. He will be dearly missed by his family and his friends.
A Private Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Graceland Cemetery, with Rev. Tonia Shroyer officiating. [Lima News, c. April 2011]

F. W. Green
F. W. Green, son of E. M. Green, of Sidney, died very suddenly this morning. In the evening he was in appargood health, lively, and around town until eight o'clock. Between nine ad ten o'clock he complained of a severe headache. At about ten o'clock he was seized with an apopletic fit which completely paralyzed one side of his body, and he became unconscious. He gradually sank until between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, when he was ushered into another world. [The Sidney Journal, Jan 13, 1871]

Peter W. Gritzmaker
Funeral rites for Peter W. Gritzmaker, 74, prominent Kettlersville resident and former Shelby-co commissioner, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Braun, in Kettlersville, Friday night, were held at the church in Kettlersville Monday afternoon. Burial was made in Schwaberow cemetery. He was a native of Mercer-co born there Nov. 11, 1865 and was married on May 5, 1887, to Miss Emma Sollman, who preceded him in death. Five children survive and are Harve, Erwin, Elmer, Orlando and Mrs. Walter Braun, all of Kettlersville; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. John Holder of Sidney. [Lima News, Feb 12, 1940 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Howard W. Grodey
Howard W. Grodey, 83, 314 E. State St., Botkins, died at 4:05 p.m. Jan. 3, 2003, at Sidney Care Center.
He was born March 8, 1919, to Benjamin Franklin and Sophia Christina (Katterhinrich) Grodey in Botkins.
On Nov. 8, 1945, he married Evelyn C. Kies and she died Aug. 3, 1973. On July 6, 1979, he married Esther M. Gallihugh and she died Oct. 25, 2002.
Survivors are two step-daughters, a sister, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-son.
He was a truck driver with Provico Feed and Grain, retiring in 1980 after 40 years of service. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of Christ the King Church in Jackson Center.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Cromes Funeral Home in Sidney, the Rev. James Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow at Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins. Full military services will be held.
Calling is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. [Daily Standard, Jan 4, 2003]

Bobby P. Gross
Bobby P. Gross, 84, of 11517 Luthman Rd. Ft. Loramie, OH. passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 9:42 A.M. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 12, 1926 in St. Marys, Ohio, the son of the late Alton and Hazel (Schamp) Gross.
He is survived by four children, Bobby P. Gross Jr. and wife Cindy of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Ken (Onna) Wright of Troy, OH, Mrs. Thomas (Debbie) Wyer of Sidney, and Terri Gross of Anna, OH. Special friend, Norma Barhorst of Minster, OH and her children, Mrs. Jack (Jackie) Green of Anna, OH, Bob Barhorst, Ronnie Barhorst, Mrs. Jeff (Krista) Barhorst all of Ft. Loramie, OH, Mrs Dana (Belinda) Steinbrunner of Minster, OH and Brenda Barhorst of Ft. Loramie. Twenty three grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. One daughter, Jeannie Keihl, one sister, Janice Cook and two grandchildren preceded him in death. Bobby retired from the Ferguson Construction Company. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He was a W.W. II U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Sidney American Legion Post # 217, Sidney Amvets, and the Sidney V.F.W. He also was a volunteer at the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum in Fairborn, OH.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. from the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S.Main Ave. with Rev. Harold McKnight and Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will be at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 P.M and on Wednesday from 12:30 P.M. until the hour of service at the funeral home. The Sidney American Legion Post #217 and the Sidney V.F.W. will have a memorial service Tuesday at 7 :45 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial with Full Military services will be conducted. [unknown newspaper, c. April 2011]

John Holland
Holland, John W. 88, of Sidney, Sunday, August 19, 2007. Service 2 P.M. Thursday, August 23, Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main St. Sidney OH 45365 [Source: Dayton Daily News (OH) Tuesday, 21 Aug. 2007 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Marcellus Clemens Holthaus
Marcellus Clemens Holthaus, 86, Basinburg Road, Fort Loramie, died at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 24, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Fort Loramie, to Bernard and Caroline (Prenger) Holthaus.
Surviving are four brothers, a sister, and a sister-in-law. Deceased is a brother, Alfred; a sister, Rita; and a sister-in-law, Ruth. He retired in 1979 as group leader at Copeland Corp., Sidney, after 34 years of service. He also retired from farming. He served 4 1/2 years as a tank battalion sergeant with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Joseph Men’s Sodality and the Apostleship of Prayer, Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the church cemetery. Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie. [Daily Standard, Jan 28, 2003]

Ola M. Hoy
Ola M. Hoy, 85, formerly of 131 N. Brooklyn Ave., dies Wednesday at 4:55 p.m. at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. She had resided there since October of 1984. She was born Sept. 21, 1901, in Logansville, the daughter of James and Olive (Elsworth) Fleming. She and Theodore L. Hoy were married Oct. 21, 1918 and he died in 1945. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bernard ( Olive ) Allen and Venus Deal, both of Sidney; one son, Charles Hoy of Columbus; 22 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, Five Great-great-great grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Fred ( Dorothy ) Morris of Bellefontaine, Edith Comer of Sidney and Delores Durnell of Piqua. Four brothers and Two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Hoy retired from Copeland Corp. in 1967 after 27 years of sevice. In her spare time she wrote poetry, some of which appeared in The Sidney Daily News and several other publications. She was a member of the North Broadway Church of Christ. Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home with the Rev. Leo Senevy officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood-Union Cemetery near Degraff. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. [Newspaper Name: Feb. 1987, Sidney Daily News; Submitted by Pam Zimmerman]

Theodore Hoy
Theodore Hoy, son of Jonathan W. and Mary Ellen Hoy, born December 4, 1880 in Hocking County, Ohio, passed away in the Wilson Memorial Hospital, September 2, 1945, at the age of 64 years nine months and two days. On October 24, 1918 he was united in marriage to Miss Ola M. Fleming, of near Maplewood. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Bernard Allen and Mrs. Lawerence Deal, both of this city, one son Pfc. Charles W. Hoy, now serving in the armed forces overseas. For many years he followed the occupation of carpentry until ill health prevented him from carrying on. Being a resident of Maplewood and Jackson Center, for the past 25 years, he gained a host of friends through the community and was well liked by everyone. All through months and years of his illness he was patient, and had faith, and courage, al-were hoping that strengh be given him until the end, which only a few days ago, he knew the end had drawn near. For the past several months he made his home with his daughter Mrs. Lawerence Deal, at whose home he was fatally stricken with complications, resulting from a diabetic condition. Death came a few hours later after having been taken to the hospital for observation. Those outside of the immediate family who mourns his passing are his mother, Mrs, John Hoy of Columbus; one half brother James Carr, of Whittier Calif., two brothers, Pearl Hoy of Columbus; Frank Hoy, of Newark; two sisters, Mrs John Michaels, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Arlie Ulrey, of Columbus. His father, one brother and a sister preceeded him in death. Say not good night when dim shadows, of death around my bed shall fall, For I'm not passing into darkness of night, there are no shadows at all But the light of a brighter day shines forth, as i respond to the inevitable call. The great transition which we must make, should bring no relentless mourning And when i draw my dying breath and wake, to bright sunshine the skies adorning. Say not " good night " but in the light, of a brighter day " good ! morning [Unknown newspaper, September 1945 - Submitted by Pam Zimmerman]

Thomas B. Hoying
Thomas B. Hoying, 80, of 102 Cheyenne Dr., Wapakoneta, passed away at 2:30 AM Friday, April 29, 2011 at his home. He was born on July 25, 1930 in St. Patricks, Ohio, the son of the late Julius and Johanna (Wuebker) Hoying.
On November 25, 1953 he was first married to Martha Rose Schaub, who passed away on August 6, 1989. On January 20, 1990 he was married to Lucille M. Schaub-Braun, who survives, along with his four sons; Larry (Sandy) Hoying, Thomas H. Hoying, John A. Hoying, all three of Minster, and Rodney L. Hoying of Maplewood, OH, two daughters; Jane (Steve) Parke of Port Jefferson and Beverly (Steve) Brown of Sidney, fourteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, four step-sons; Jake (Patti) Braun, Garry (Lisa) Braun, Barry (Pam) Braun and Jeff (Alice) Braun, all of Wapakoneta, eight step-daughters; Deb East of St. Helens, OR, Becky (Rich) Nuesmeyer, Cindy Hengstler, Judy (Randy) Heinl, Janine Steinke, Brenda (Jerry) Randall, Monica Place, and Amy (Ed) McCune, all of Wapakoneta, thirty-four step-grandchildren and thirty-one step-great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Robert (Mary Ann) Hoying of Ft.Loramie, OH, Clifford (Lois) Hoying of Sidney, Lud (Tek) Hoying of Jackson Center and brother-in-law, Norris Monnier of Russia. Thomas was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Johanna, two sisters, Alma Kerber McCellan, Ruth Monnier and two brothers, Paul Hoying and Carl Hoying.
Mr. Hoying was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp., his last rank being Lance Corporal, and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Minster VFW and Minster American Legion. Early on he was employed at Minster Lumber, and later worked as owner and operator of Hoying Drive-Thru in Sidney. Most of his working life, Tom was a self-employed contractor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, with Rev. Jason Bedel officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney with full military honors by the Minster American Legion. The family will receive friends on Monday, from 4 to 8 PM at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney. [Lima News, c. April 2011]


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