Our Obituaries

Mark Bradley Greene

October 4, 1963 - January 28, 2018


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William Roger Johnson

August 21, 1951 - January 27, 2018


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Kenneth H. Durnbaugh

December 14, 1932 - January 26, 2018


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Frances Mae Swank

May 22, 1924 - January 26, 2018

SWANK, Frances age 93 of Dayton passed away on Friday January 26, 2018. She is survived by her son Jeff. Frances is preceded in death by her husband, JW Swank; parents, Freeda and Orville Rohr; sister, Roberta Worley; and brothers, Dick, Don, Kenny, Gene, and Robert Rohr. She was a member of the Ohio Dental Assistants Association and was named dental assistant of the year in 1975 by the state of...
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Charles Marvin Raynor

April 29, 1922 - January 25, 2018


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Cecil R. Brandenburg

February 19, 1930 - January 24, 2018

Brandenburg, Mrs. Cecil R., age 87, of Beavercreek, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born in Greene County, Ohio on February 19, 1930, to Orville and Bernadine (Bentz) Malone, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Orville Malone, a sister, Lucille Marlow, and an infant son, George,Jr. Cecil is...
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Richard H. Shutte

August 7, 1925 - January 24, 2018

Richard H. Shutte, age 92 of Beavercreek, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Tomi Shutte, in 2001, a son Richard D. Shutte and by his parents, Francis and Sarah Shutte, as well as three brothers and one sister. He is survived by five children: Sandra Dahling (William) of Bellbrook, Stephen Shutte and (Chris) of Springfield, Cindy...
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Richard I. Miller

November 30, 1925 - January 23, 2018

Richard Irwin Miller, 92, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. He was devoted to his family and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Richard was born in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Edward and Grace (Krisher) Miller on November 30, 1925. He was preceded in death by his son Timothy and his loving wife Martha Jane (House) of 46 years. He served...
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Ruth Ann Smith

June 25, 1938 - January 21, 2018

Smith, Ruth Ann, 79, of Beavercreek, passed away Sunday at her residence.She is preceded in death by her sons, Wayne Smith, Bobby Smith, Gregory Smith; brothers and sisters Cecil Henry, Otis Henry, Milburn Henry, Johnny Ray Henry, Charles Henry Jr, Virginia Mae Kazee. She is survived by her loving husband Elwood Smith; son and daughter-in-law Sean and Jackie Smith of Beavercreek Twp; sister...
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George Frederick Graef

March 16, 1938 - January 21, 2018

GRAEF, George Frederick-heaven welcomed a new ball player when George passed away on January 21, 2018 at Greene Memorial Hospital at the young age of 79. George was born and raised in Dayton and retired from Standard Register after 45 years of loyal employment. He was a resident of Elmcroft of Xenia at the time of his passing, having just moved there from Jamestown where he and his wife Ruth...
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Eric A. Chandler

May 18, 1953 - January 20, 2018

Chandler, Eric A., 64, of Kettering, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Betty Chandler. Survived by his wife Teresa Chandler of Kettering; sons Evan (Erica) Chandler of Kettering, Kyle Chandler of Kettering, brother and sister Kevin Chandler of Beavercreek, Leanne (John Hunt) Hawk of Kettering; grandson Jackson Chandler; numerous nephews and...
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Lowell Kenneth Key

August 11, 1944 - January 20, 2018

KEY, Lowell Kenneth age 73 of Beavercreek passed away on Saturday January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Phillip and Lena Key; and sisters, Reba Fay Key and Diana Kay Livingston. Lowell is survived by his wife, Debi Key; daughter, Summer (Brian) McCleave; son, Noah (Sarah) Key; brothers, Larry (Sandra), Phillip (Carla), and Ralph (Donna) Key; sisters, Jeannette (Joe)...
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James Thomas Theodoras

August 27, 1935 - January 18, 2018

Theodoras, James "Jim", 82, of North Port, FL, passed away at home on January 18, 2018. Jim was born and spent most of his life in the Dayton, OH area: moving to Fairfield Glade, TN in 2001; then North Port, FL in 2005. Jim graduated from Wayne High School, attended Miami University, Night School at NCR, and completed a 4 year Model -Making Apprenticeship at NCR. Jim worked at NCR for 22 years,...
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Howard C. Boyer

September 19, 1929 - January 17, 2018

BOYER, Howard C. age 88 of Englewood passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Paula A. Boyer; his parents, Robert and Glenna Boyer; and sister, Betty Moore. Howard is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Boyer; son, Mark Boyer; and grandchildren, Raeley Boyer and Zyler Martin. He was a veteran of the Marines serving his country in Korea during the...
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Paul Edward Lemonis

December 22, 1923 - January 17, 2018


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Michael Montgomery

April 23, 1946 - January 13, 2018

Montgomery, Mick, 71, of Dayton, a.k.a. the hard-hearted ramblin' man, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mick is preceded in death by his parents Leon and Ruby Montgomery. Survived by his children, Christopher Michael Montgomery and his wife Kodie of Austin, TX, Hannah Jemima Montgomery of Washington D.C., and Eli Dylan Montgomery of Dayton; brother Dennis (Maggie) Montgomery of Bemiji, MN;...
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William Claude Pursch

March 2, 1939 - January 12, 2018


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Nathan Anthony Nickell

December 10, 1975 - January 11, 2018

Nathan Anthony Nickell, age 42 passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 of cancer. He was preceded in death by his father Dennis Nickell, paternal grandparents Herschel and Anne Nickell, maternal grandparents Pasquale and Frances Sindoni and stepfather Alan Seaver. He is survived by his daughter Erin, mother Marirose Sindoni, brother Adam (Angela), stepsister Allison France (Brandon), aunt and...
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Jeanne Margaret Yahle

July 5, 1934 - January 11, 2018

YAHLE, Jeanne Margaret, age 83 of Riverside, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born July 5, 1934 to Thomas and Thelma (Keller) Hopkins in Dayton, OH; both parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles Yahle. She is also survived by four daughters: Julie (Carl) Caughey, Christine Steineman, Kathy (Jack) Johnson, and Connie ...
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Robert I. Daumann

September 27, 1928 - January 11, 2018

DAUMANN, Robert I. "Bob" age 89 of Dayton passed away on Thursday January 11, 2018. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Jenny Marie (Leatherman) Daumann; father and mother-in-law, Clarence and Arabella Norris; step-mother-law, Myrtle Norris; step-children, Cheryl McDorman, and Kenneth Lee Mock; brother-in-law, Eugene Norris; and sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Finn, Ida Maxine Carnes,...
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Milan Zeljak

July 29, 1928 - January 10, 2018


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Daniel Paul Schaeffer

August 4, 1971 - January 10, 2018

SCHAEFFER, Daniel Paul, age 46 of Beavercreek, passed away unexpectedly on January 10, 2017. He is survived by his parents Gary and Hope Schaeffer, brothers Timothy (Linda) Schaeffer, Michael (Shannon) Schaeffer and 7 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 11 am until 1 pm at the Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd at...
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Milan Zeljak

July 29, 1928 - January 10, 2018

Zeljak, Milan, age 89, of Beavercreek, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his residence. He was born on July 29, 1928 in Aliquippa, PA, the son of Dimitar and Rosie M. (Ben) Zeljak, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his devoted wife of 60 years, Florence V. Zeljak on July 9, 2016, his siblings and their spouses, Alexander (Augusta) Zeljak, George (Mae)...
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Norma Jean Hartman

November 20, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Hartman, Norma, age 83, of Beavercreek, Ohio went to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was born in Hicksville, Ohio on November 20, 1934, the daughter of William Harold and Leatha Virginia (Lantz) Hutchinson, who preceded her in death, along with a brother, Donald Hutchinson. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Norman Hartman, of Beavercreek, whom she...
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Maria Cosette Brown

November 6, 1937 - January 7, 2018

Maria Cosette "Cozie" (Zorio) BrownCozie was born in Summersville, WVA on November 6, 1937 to Peter P. and Kathleen (Cottle) Zorio. She graduated from Marshall University of Huntington, WVA and later attended post graduate classes at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. She taught elementary school in Wake County, North Carolina and Kettering, OH. She has been a lifelong member of...
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Pauline E. Touchman

January 13, 1934 - January 6, 2018

Touchman, Pauline E., 83, of Centerville, formerly of Beavercreek, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Leonard's Nursing Home. Pauline came to Dayton in 1952. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Rogers Touchman; brothers Carley Tolliver, Charles Tolliver; sisters Charlcie McIntosh Martin, Geraldine Harding, Charline Routley. She is survived by her brothers John (Sandy)...
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Rubye I. Smith

December 19, 1931 - January 6, 2018

Rubye Irene Smith passed away at the glorious age of 86 years, on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Xenia, OH. Rubye was born in South Charleston, OH on December 19, 1931, the second eldest daughter of John Sherman Jones and Mary Louise (Roberts) Jones. Rubye graduated from South Charleston High School and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 31 years of service. Rubye was a devoted...
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Dolores J. Ardema

April 14, 1929 - January 4, 2018

ARDEMA, Dolores J. "Dee" age 88 passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018. Dee was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Mayme Toohey; and husband, Fred Ardema. She is survived by her daughter, Michele Ardema; son Ronald and his wife Delia Ardema; grandchildren, Zachary Ardema, Patrick and Ryan Ardema; brother, Gene Toohey; and nephew, Todd Toohey. Dee was a much loved Girl Scout leader...
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Thu Xuan Nguyen

December 20, 1939 - January 4, 2018

Thu Xuan Nguyen, 79, of Dayton, OH passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 0:03 am. Thu was born in Hai Duong, Vietnam on December 20, 1939. Mr. Nguyen was a military officer during the French Indochina conflict and family oriented, loving husband, and a man of faith. Thu along with his wife, Muoi, raised eleven loving children. After the Vietnam War, four of his children came to the United...
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Richard Edward Christian

June 24, 1932 - January 3, 2018

Christian, Richard Edward, age 85, formerly of Pendleton, IN passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Brighton Gardens of Washington Township. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Delores I. Christian on March 27, 2015. Richard is survived by his three children, Kathy (Tom) McAllister, Tony Christian, Theresa (Scott) Stapleton. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great...
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Eileen Diaspro

April 21, 1931 - January 2, 2018

DIASPRO, Eileen, age 86 of Dayton, born in Kermit W.V., passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Diaspro, mother Myrtle Damron and grandmother Bertha (Big Mom) Damron. She is survived by her 6 children, Peter (Darlene) Diaspro Jr., Linda (Ronnie) Campbell, Debra Diaspro, Mary (Jim) Cantrill, David (Leslie Albrecht) Diaspro, and Danny (Kathy) Diaspro...
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Alberta McHenry

April 2, 1932 - January 2, 2018

Alberta "Bertie" McHenry, age 85 of Beavercreek, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Sarah (Steele) McQuality, and two brothers; Paul and Carl McQuality. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Kenneth R. McHenry. She is survived by her children: Debra (Wallace) Seibert and husband Robert, Lisa (Wallace) Mellon and...
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August A. Battaglia

July 13, 1926 - January 1, 2018

August "Gus" Battaglia, 91, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Born July 13, 1926, in Covington, KY, Gus was the son of John and Consetta (Corso) Battaglia. Preceded in death by a brother, Jack Battaglia and sister, Mary Jo Chalfant. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Juanita (Hall) Battaglia, 4 stepsons, Steve (Sherry) Hall, Jeff Hall, Tim (Angela) Hall, Chris (Judy) Hall, seven...
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Emilia A. Johnson

August 1, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Johnson, Emilia (Emily), age 89, of Beavercreek, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at St. Leonard Health Care Center surrounded by family. She was born in Dickenson, ND, on August 1, 1928, the daughter of Michael and Barbara (Frenzel) Olheiser, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Earl Johnson in 1987, her brother, Pete...
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James Blake Schaub

November 16, 1984 - December 29, 2017

Funeral services for James Blake Schaub, 33, of Dayton, Ohio, will be held at 10:00 AMMonday, January 8, 2018, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Saucerofficiating. Burial will follow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday January 7, 2018 at the Dossman FuneralHome from 4-6 PM. Mr. Schaub passed Friday...
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Robert W. Dalton

May 19, 1953 - December 29, 2017

DALTON, Robert W. "Bob", USAF MSgt Ret., age 64 of Beavercreek, passed away at home on Friday, December 29, 2017. Bob is preceded in death by his parents Robert C. and J. Sue Dalton. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Terri (Whitmore) Dalton, daughters Kristina (Dan) Thomas, Elizabeth (Ryan) Shafer, grandchildren Joe Thomas, Natalie Thomas, Cole Shafer,sister Linda (Mike) Keith and numerous...
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Narasimh Gopalswarmy

July 20, 1939 - December 28, 2017

Gopalswamy, Narasimh, 78, of Centerville, passed away, Thursday, December 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Girija Gopalswamy; children Sudhir Gopalswamy and wife Grishma, Asha Prevendar and husband Rob; brothers Suryanarayana, Viswa, and Manjunath; sister Sujayalakshmi; 4 grandchildren. Narasimhwas the Chief of Gastroenterology and the Director of Fellowship at the Dayton V.A....
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Tommy K. Edwards

December 28, 1928 - December 27, 2017

Tommie Edwards, age 88 of Beavercreek, was reunited in Heaven with his wife, Lorene Edwards on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Harmony Rehabilitation Center. She preceded him in death, following 50 years of marriage, in April of 2016. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Sarah (Bradley) and Larkin E. Edwards, two sisters, Marie Strunk and Evelyn White, and four brothers: Ivan, Bobby,...
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Martin Emmanuel Luciano

December 24, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Charles Edward Thomas

March 20, 1927 - December 24, 2017

THOMAS, Charles E. passed peacefully on 24 December 2017. He was born 20 March 1927, in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, to parents Thomas S., Of Oconee Co., South Carolina, and Virginia Annice Yates of Patrick County, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 70 years, Jewell Virginia Brown Thomas, and his sister Emma Jean Thomas Paulk. He is survived by his daughter...
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Elizabeth J. Smith

March 31, 1925 - December 22, 2017

Elizabeth Jean Smith (nee Emerine), age 92 of Beavercreek, OH passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, BC Smith, in 2012. She was also preceded by a sister, Eileen DeLisle, her twin brothers, Richard and Robert Emerine, and her parents, Andrew and Lola Emerine. She is survived by three children: Andrea Schott of Fairborn,...
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Eva Bernice Gustafson

September 29, 1928 - December 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Betty I. Radeloff

April 15, 1933 - December 21, 2017

RADELOFF, Betty I. age 84 of Beavercreek passed away on Thursday December 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, George H. and Bessie G. Pottle; husband, Robert C. Radeloff; son, Eric Radeloff; brother, George Pottle; sister, Alice Pottle; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Pottle. Betty is survived by her son, Carl Radeloff; daughter, Cheryl Radeloff; nieces, Kathleen Pottle Brannon, Mary...
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Carl Jones

July 19, 1950 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Mary Elizabeth Bare

September 10, 1925 - December 15, 2017

BARE, Mary E., age 92 of Wilmington, passed away on Friday December 15, 2017. She was born on September 10, 1925 in Cumberland, MD to the late Evelyn Richmond and Mary Elizabeth Wright. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Vern in 1977. She is survived by her daughters Lynn Bare, Susan Moore, Jill Bare, grandchildren Amy Quallen, Tracy Moore Funke, Brittany Moore, Linda Shutts and Craig...
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Robert J. Feltz

June 22, 1941 - December 15, 2017

FELTZ, Robert J. age 76 of Sarasota, FL and Beavercreek, OH passed away on Friday December 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Sandra (Cabage); mother, Viola Carr; father, John Feltz; and son Robert Foster Feltz. Robert is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Feltz; a brother, Gary (Karen) Feltz; 3 children, Suzanne (Alan) Zarycki, John Feltz, and Andrea Sutherland; and 6...
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Frederick N. Lamsdale

July 15, 1935 - December 15, 2017

LAMSDALE, Frederick N. "Fred" Age 82 of Riverside passed away on Friday December 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Marie Lamsdale; and his brother, Harold Lamsdale. Fred is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris Lamsdale; son, Ronald (Terri) Lamsdale; daughter, Debbie (Ken) Snyder; grandchildren, Brandon, Stephanie, Rachel, Rebecca, and Patrick; and great-grandchildren,...
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George J. Watson

January 1, 1922 - December 14, 2017

George J. Watson, 95 of Riverside passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, December 14, 2017. George was born in Dundas, OH on January 1, 1922 to Charles and Naomi Watson who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by Jane, his beloved wife of 59 years, as well as two sisters, Florence Barnhouse and Louise Long, and six brothers: Arthur Melvin, Floyd, Charles, Donald, Homer and...
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Amy Byerly

November 10, 1973 - December 11, 2017

Amy Michelle Byerly, age 44 of Beavercreek, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Braydon Byerly-Doak, in 2014. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents. She is survived by her mother and step father, Darlene and Doug MacKellar, and her father and step mother, Robert and Suzie Byerly. Amy was a 1992 graduate of Beavercreek...
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Donald Howard Leedom

October 22, 1938 - December 9, 2017

LEEDOM, Donald H., 79, of Beavercreek, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the V.A. Hospice. He is survived by his loving wife Cathy Leedom; children Brent Leedom, Greg Leedom and Dawn (Mike) Weber, all of Beavercreek; step-son Scott (Melanie) Stultz of Canton, GA; sister Jeanne Bereda of Centerville; grandson Tanner Stultz of Canton, Ga; nephews Scott Bereda and Todd Bereda; sisters-in-law...
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Millicent Mary Greenawalt

November 27, 1923 - December 7, 2017

Greenawalt (Upfield), Millicent M. (Molly), age 94, long-time resident of Dayton (Riverside), OH, most recently of Chardon, OH, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Maplewood of Chardon Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family. Molly was born in Portsmouth, England, on November 27, 1923, the youngest in a family of five. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years,...
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James Cliffton Nalley

March 5, 1934 - December 6, 2017

Nalley, James Cliffton, age 83, of Fairborn, OH and formerly of Melbourne, FL, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at The Oaks of West Kettering. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Margeret (Spees) Nalley; his son and daughter-in-law, James Clifton, Jr. "Butch" and wife, Judy Nalley; his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Gregory Christopher; 2 sisters, Charlotte...
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Eleanor Edna Eppard

October 16, 1925 - December 3, 2017

Eppard, Eleanor E. Wolf (Behrle), age 92, of Dayton, passed away from this life on Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born in Dayton on October 16, 1925 to John and Gertrude (Behrens) Behrle. She was a 1943 graduate of Fairview High School. Eleanor enjoyed baking, golfing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was an avid UD basketball and Cincinnati Reds fan. She was a...
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Barry Nass

August 12, 1943 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Regina Clara Griffin

April 30, 1965 - December 2, 2017

GRIFFIN, Regina Clara age 52 of Dayton passed away on Saturday December 2, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Rick Griffin; daughter, Patricia McComas; son, James McComas; and brothers, Jerry, Rick, and Walter Hawthorne. A visitation will be held on Thursday December 7, 2017 from 6-8PM at the Spaulding Road Church of God, 1658 Spaulding Road, Dayton, Ohio 45432. A funeral service will be held...
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Lawrence Lackey

August 13, 1930 - December 2, 2017

LACKEY, Lawrence D., age 87 of Beavercreek, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was born on August 13, 1930 to the late Baxter and Laura Lackey. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Viola Lackey and siblings Terry, Richard, Clyde, Everett, Virginia, Sarah, John and James. He is survived by his children, Michael (Stephani) Lackey and Kim Davis,...
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Laverne D. King

April 30, 1936 - November 30, 2017

Laverne D. King, age 81 of Dayton, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert E. King, in 2003. She was also preceded by her parents, Orie and Ella Dickison, her brother David Dwight Dickison, and sister Sherry Gail Dean. She is survived by three children: Katherine (Jeff) Grosser,...
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Michael Stephen Small

October 1, 1943 - November 30, 2017

SMALL, Michael Stephen, 74, of Riverside, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the WPAFB Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Azucena M. (Sue) Small; sons Wayne Small and Rodney Small; grandchildren Austin and Patience; and close family and friends. He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service and retired from the Defense Logistics Agency after 25 years. He...
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Norma Sarver

December 24, 1923 - November 30, 2017

Mrs. Norma Jean Sarver (nee Jones), of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the age of 93. Norma was born to parents Janie and Paul Monroe Jones on December 24, 1923 in Lum, Michigan. She grew up with sisters Reba, Lois, and Lucy during the Great Depression. During World War II, she worked in the military manufacturing effort in Detroit. She graduated from...
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Remington Nathanael Claywell

October 22, 1985 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Shirley A. Portner

March 26, 1931 - November 28, 2017

Portner, Shirley A. (Broadstone), age 86 of Dayton passed away 11/28/17. Preceded in death by beloved husband Ralph, sister Marilyn, grandchild Joshua, parents Charlotte and Frank. Survived by children R. Vernon Jr. (Christine), Michael (Victoria), Marilyn Zaidain (Jim), Charlotte Portner, Frank (Margie), Julie Portner, her brother Michael Broadstone (Judy), many beloved grandchildren, great...
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Patty Wyatt

January 31, 1934 - November 28, 2017

Patty (Pat) Wyatt, age 83 of Beavercreek, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Brookdale Beavercreek. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William L. Wyatt, in 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Augustus Fickert and stepmother Olivia Fickert. She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Voneda Phillabaum, Luetta Harris and Gladys Trimble, and...
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James Edwin Towe

April 20, 1945 - November 26, 2017

Towe, James Edwin, age 72, of Kettering, OH, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents and his former wife, Rofa Jean Towe. James is survived by his 3 children, Denise (Ronnie) Mays, John Towe, James (Kim) Towe; his former spouse, Edarose Wolf; 6 siblings, Hugh, Herman, George, Sam and Raymond Towe, Lucy Abbott. He is also...
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Howard C. Kitchens

October 4, 1929 - November 26, 2017

KITCHENS, Howard C. age 88 of Riverside passed away Sunday November 26, 2017. Howard was born on October 4, 1929 in Shelby County, Alabama, to the late Elmer and Helen Kitchens. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Kitchens, and sisters Judith Kitchens and Patsy Jordan. He is survived by his loving wife, Loretta, of 63 years and their children, Steve (Bonnie)...
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Donald E. Humphrys

February 21, 1928 - November 26, 2017

HUMPHRYS, Donald E., of Beavercreek, passed away on November 26, 2017. He was born on Feb. 21, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas to George B. and Zelma (Owens) Humphrys. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bettie "Jane" Humphrys, daughter Kathy (Ken) Million, and sons Ed (Judy) Humphrys, and Ben (Christy) Humphrys, sisters Evelyn (Cliff) Wall, Barbara Humphrys, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren,...
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Elmer Eugene Graham

June 14, 1929 - November 25, 2017

GRAHAM, Elmer Eugene "Gene" or "Remle"Born 1929 in DeKalb, Illinois, died at age 88 on November 25, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lucie (Hale) Graham, and two infant brothers, Harold Jr and Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his loving bride for the last 64 years, and a brother, David (Sue). He is also survived by five sons: Scott ...
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Frederick Schwartz

November 12, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Schwartz, Fred (Freddy), age 84, of Miamisburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Miamisburg, OH on November 12, 1933, the son of William and Josephine (Friedrich) Schwartz, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty and Clare. Freddy is survived by his loving wife of 56 years,...
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Nannie S. Davis

November 26, 1921 - November 20, 2017

Nannie S. "Granny" Davis, age 95 of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Davis, in 1995. She was also preceded by her parents, William Sergent and Susie Short Sergent, sisters: Eva Harrison, O'Dessa Boyd, Manila Napier, and Drucilla Sergent, and her brothers; William Sergent and James Sergent. She is survived by her...
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Robert Keith Arend

March 6, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Muriel E. Markley

May 25, 1941 - November 17, 2017

MARKLEY, Muriel E., age 76 of Fairborn, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Berry, parents Thomas and Edna Gillies, and brother Mel Gillies. She is survived by her husband Max Markley, sons Kevin (Sue Anne) Berry, Ian (Lisa) Berry, David (Jennifer) Berry, and Cameron (Evelyn) Berry grandchildren Amanda Gale, Thomas, Samantha, Craig, Austin,...
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Ellen Elaine Vaughn

May 31, 1934 - November 17, 2017

Vaughn, Ellen Elaine, age 83, a long time resident of Beavercreek and Florida, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio. She was born in Akron, Ohio on May 31, 1934, the daughter of Paul and Bertha (Zimmerman) Snyder, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Gary Vaughn, her brother, Larry Snyder and two half sisters, Betty and Lois. Ellen is...
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Sue Anne Heckler

July 1, 1940 - November 17, 2017

Dr. Sue Anne Heckler, age 77, of Beavercreek passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born July 1, 1940 in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Lois Johnson of Napoleon, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Tom Heckler, who also grew up with her in Napoleon and married shortly after they both graduated from Bowling...
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Rochelle V. Dexter

December 25, 1936 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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John T. Wilson

May 7, 1952 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Michael Alan Wiselogel

July 21, 1948 - November 14, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Alan Wiselogel announces his passing on Nov. 14, 2017, at the age of 69. He leaves his beloved wife, Cecilia (Kelble); his sons, Stace (Rebecca), Seth (Katie), Nathan (Sherry) and Nicholas (Rebecca). Michael will be greatly missed by his 11 grandchildren: Gabrielle, Matthew, Olivia, Katharine, Benjamin, Anna, Jack, Avery, Gemma, Will and Silas....
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Roxy Balian

February 11, 1927 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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R. Kelly Owens

February 6, 1926 - November 8, 2017

R. Kelly Owens, 91, of Dayton and a longtime resident of the Beavercreek area, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the VA Hospice. He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Helen Owens, in 2015. He is survived by his children: Stephen (Cheryl) Owens of Drummond, Montana, Jeff (Lucy) Owens of Jamestown, Karen Owens of Avon Park, FL, Kevin (Deborah) Owens of Middletown, Chris (Mary)...
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Thomas Sherman Sheetz

February 17, 1927 - November 7, 2017

SHEETZ, Thomas Sherman passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center at the age of 90. Born February 17, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio to Clarence E. "Tom" and Mary Louise Sheetz. He was a graduate of Chaminade High School and The University of Dayton. Loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed! Preceded in death...
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Rebeccah M. Rine

November 3, 1968 - November 7, 2017

Becki (Rebeccah) Rine, 49, passed away November 8, 2017. She was born November 3, 1968 in Fort Belvoir, VA and graduated from The Ohio State University. Becki was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend to so many. She spent countless hours substitute teaching, volunteering in the community,supporting the Dayton Raiders Swim Club, Greene Valley Recreation Club, Greenebucs and Owen's Place,...
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Phyllis J. Knisley

May 28, 1941 - November 4, 2017

Phyllis J. "PJ" Knisley, age76 of Fairborn, OH, formerly of Xenia, OH, passed away November 04, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She was born May 28, 1941. Phyllis was preceded in death by parents, Charles F. and Marjorie W. Harner and sister, Marilyn Caddle. She is survived by daughters, Amy C. Hall (Debora J. Wagner) of Xenia, OH, Carey (Ralph A.) Hale of Murrells Inlet, SC and son, Ethan...
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Irene Bayer

November 4, 2017

Irene T. Bayer (Woerl), age 97 passed away peacefully at home, Saturday November 4th.Irene was born in Dayton, Ohio attended St. Anthony elementary & Steele High School. Preceding her in death, husband Bernard, parents Martin & Theresa Woerl (Walpelhorst) & dear sisters Charlotte & Margie.Irene leaves behind her youngest sister Evelyn & cherished daughters Bernice Colvin (Bob), Kathy Bayer &...
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Helen Breeden Rieger Anderson

November 10, 1928 - November 3, 2017

Helen Breeden Rieger Anderson, age 88, wife of John Robert Anderson died Friday November 3, 2017 in Lexington, KY. She was born in Kirksville, MO on November 10, 1928 to the late Wray Montgomery Rieger and Helen Breeden Hedrick Rieger. Helen attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, now Truman State University. She was also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, and Immanuel Baptist...
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Mae Miller

May 19, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Homer Clay Smith

April 2, 1928 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Mildred Bailey

March 5, 1929 - October 28, 2017

Mildred "Midge" Bailey, age 88 of Beavercreek, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Lloyd Baily, on October 22 of this year. She was also preceded in death by her parents, William and Evelyn Roberts, and four brothers: Kenneth, Billy, Harold and Ronny Roberts. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce (James) Bretz of...
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Thomas L. Poliquin

June 25, 1940 - October 26, 2017

POLIQUIN, Thomas L. age 77 of Beavercreek passed away on Thursday October 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Vivian Poliquin; and brother, Scott Poliquin. Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Poliquin; children, Debbie (Dick) Jones, Tom A. (Janet) Poliquin, and Amy Poliquin; siblings, Annette Dodsworth, and Mike Poliquin; grandchildren, Josh, Kyle, Ryan,...
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Clifford J. Janiel

September 7, 1957 - October 25, 2017

Janiel, Clifford J. Jr, 60, of Beavercreek, passed away, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. He is preceded in death by his mother Janet Janiel. He is survived by his father Clifford J. Janiel Sr of Beavercreek; brother Larry Wayne Janiel and wife Deborah; sister Leanna Janiel; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins. Memorial services pending. Pastor Mark Wolfenberger officiating....
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Jill Larue Carpenter

April 8, 1967 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Lloyd Bailey

August 20, 1926 - October 22, 2017

Bailey, Lloyd, age 91 of Beavercreek, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rubin and Isabelle Bailey, three brothers and nine sisters. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mildred "Midge" Bailey, and a daughter, Joyce and husband James Bretz of Beavercreek. He is also survived by a grandson, James Loyd Bretz, and step grandchildren...
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Geraldine M. Franke

December 11, 1920 - October 20, 2017

FRANKE, Geraldine M., age 96 of Dayton, passed away October 20, 2017 at Hawthorn Glen Nursing Home. She is preceded in death by her husband Louis H. Franke, granddaughter Kristina Ayers, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and dear companion William Bradley. She is survived by her children Sharon (Joe) Staron, Joyce (Bill) Hicks, Marie (Gordon) Moore, Kenneth A. (Linda) Franke, Louis Andrew (Loretta) Franke...
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Juanita N. Holbrook Danzeisen

August 26, 1928 - October 19, 2017

DANZIESEN, Juanita N. (Hogg) Holbrook age 89 of Beavercreek, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Harvey and Cynthia Hogg, first husband, James B. Holbrook, second husband Dale Danziesen, and three brothers, Byrd, Carrell, and James Gray Hogg. She is survived by three children: Jim (Miriam) Holbrook of Myrtle Beach SC, Marvin...
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Ingeburg McCann

July 31, 1930 - October 19, 2017

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Wilma I. Allen

November 6, 1919 - October 17, 2017

Allen, Wilma I., age 97 of Dayton passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital. She was born on November 6, 1919 in Morgan County, West Liberty, Kentucky. She was the youngest of 6 children born to Comie and Daisy (Risner) Trusty, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Elmer, Chalmer (Jack) and Mitchell Trusty and 2 sisters, Ethel Melvin...
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Pamela Sue Blachins

October 28, 1947 - October 17, 2017

Blachins, Pamela Sue, 69, of Beavercreek Twp, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her husband Guntis Blachins whom she celebrated her 50th anniversary with on April 15, 2017 before his passing in May, and her brother Timothy Gilkison. Survived by her children Nicholas Blachins of Huber Heights, OH, and Jennifer (Gregory) McCan of Bethel Twp, Ohio;...
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Walter R. Davis

May 12, 1925 - October 11, 2017

Walter R. Davis, age 92 of Kettering, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Brighton Gardens. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 70 years, Emma "Jean" Davis, on September 15 of this year, and by his brother, Clifford Davis Jr. He is survived by two sons: Richard E. Davis of Dayton and Stephen D. Davis and wife Kelly A. Nugent of Centerville. Three grandchildren survive him:...
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Elizabeth A. Holloran

June 17, 1928 - October 9, 2017

HOLLORAN, Elizabeth A. "Betty" age 89 passed away October 9, 2017. She was born on June 17, 1928 to the late Emil and Johanna Engelman. Betty is survived by her husband of 68 years John Holloran; children, Maureen (Ted) Deis, Kevin (Abby) Holloran, Rev. Michael Holloran, Patrick Holloran, and Colleen (Shaughn Robinson) Holloran. Betty was a talented pianist and quilter, and was devoted to her...
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Richard Dale Looper

December 27, 1949 - October 7, 2017

Looper, Richard (Rick) Dale age 67, of Fairborn, Ohio passed away peacefully at Miami Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness on October 7, 2017. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda Looper; three sons: Joshua (Amanda) of Fairborn, Ohio, Steven (Michelle) of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Daniel (Angie) of New Vienna, Ohio; eleven grandchildren Cassandra, Rhiannon, Caleb, Jasper...
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Beatrice Wyona Ransomer

January 11, 1922 - October 5, 2017

RANSOMER, Beatrice Wyona "Bea" passed away October 5,2017 in Beavercreek, Ohio. She was born January 11, 1922 in Vicksburg Mississippi, the daughter of William and Avis Jones. She was preceded in death by her late husband Donald P. Ransomer Sr as did her daughters Joyce A Myers, Linda E Morgan, 2 Brothers, and 2 Sisters. She is survived by her daughter Marie Damuth of Florida; one son in-law...
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Helen L. Whalen

May 22, 1927 - October 5, 2017

Helen L. Whalen (nee' Inskeep), passed away October 5, 2017. She was born May 22, 1927, in Russelville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Maurice and Etta (nee' Montgomery) Inskeep. She married William Steven Whalen in April 1950; he preceded her in death, as did her son, Steve Whalen, a Dayton police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1991. Her parents and three brothers, Trias, Leo,...
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Mildred Eversole

April 24, 1927 - October 5, 2017

Mildred "Gertie" Eversole, age 90 of Beavercreek, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Pristine Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Eversole, in 1966. She was also preceded by her parents, Samuel and Martha Smith, and two brothers: Lonzey Elmo and Leonard Alexander Smith. Five children survive her: Marilyn (Emmett) Reynolds, Larry (Melany) Eversole, Glenna ...
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