Our Obituaries

Marjorie Hazel

November 23, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Hazel, Marjorie, age 87 of Kettering passed away on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Hazel, parents Juanita Robinson and Roscoe McConnaughay, and loving grandmother Lora Deadmond. Marjorie was a wonderful mother to her children: son Mike (Thelma) Hazel, and daughter Karen (Tim) Bennett. She also leaves behind her grandchildren:...
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Carlotta Oldham

December 8, 1943 - December 10, 2017

Carlotta Ann Oldham, age 74 of Beavercreek passed away on December 10, 2017 at Oak Creek Terrace. Preceded in death by parents John J. and Phyllis Zaboroswki and sister Elizabeth. Survived by her son Michael Oldham and his wife Leanna; grandchildren Lindsey, Mikaylee, and Tiffany; siblings Kimberly, Stanley, Kenneth, Allan, Larry, and Leslie Zaborowski; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins,...
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Betty Jean Bernard

June 24, 1932 - December 9, 2017

BERNARD, Betty J., age 85, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Bernard in 2015. Devoted wife of 65 years, loving mother and grandmother, Betty is survived by her sons, David (Anna) Bernard, Terry (Shari) Bernard; grandchildren, Keri (Tim) England, Krista (Ricky) Walakonis, Cory (Faye) Bernard, Ryan (Bethany) Bernard, Steven Johnson, Crystal...
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Joyce Dean Hansford

March 8, 1935 - December 6, 2017

Hansford, Joyce, age 82 of Kettering passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Born in Shopville, KY to the late Gillis and Beulah Herrin, Joyce was also preceded in death by her sisters Virginia Bullock and Vivian Hickey. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Robert "Bob" Hansford, daughter Pamela Hansford, son Jeffrey Hansford, sister Delores Meece, brother-in-law Paul Sewell ...
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Dorothy Belle Poffenberger

May 5, 1911 - December 4, 2017

POFFENBERGER, Dorothy Belle, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2017 in Torrance, CA. She was born May 5, 1911 in Benton TWP., Pike Co., Ohio to Mary H. Leaver and Thomas H. Flint. She married Al Poffenberger on April 26, 1929. They were married 58 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, six brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Darlene and...
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Janet A. Pedicord

September 12, 1928 - November 28, 2017

PEDICORD, Janet A. At age 89, Janet A. Pedicord died on November 28, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio. Born in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Ross and Helen Earnhart. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ronald H. Pedicord, daughter Kathy, brother Don Earnhart, and sister Doris Floyd. She is survived by her son Scott Pedicord and daughter Gayle Ingram; 3...
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Shirley Maxine McColloch

April 15, 1930 - November 28, 2017

Shirley McColloch March 15, 1930 - November 28, 2017.If you asked our mother how she wanted to be remembered, she would have said, "I loved Jesus. I loved my husband, Thomas McColloch, and I had the eight most wonderful children in the world" (her words, not ours). She would want to be remembered for her 18 brilliant grandchildren and her 21 beautiful great-grandchildren, at least one, of whom,...
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Margaret Jane Murray

July 9, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Margaret Jane (Haber) Murray, age 92, of Dayton, passed away in the presence of loved ones Sunday, Nov. 26th, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital. Born July 9th, 1925 in West Alexandria, OH; daughter of Orlan and Marie Haber. In her younger years she was active in The Southeast Priority Board and Walnut Hills Civic Association. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dogs. She was preceded in...
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Kathleen Delores Kosins Nugent

September 23, 1957 - November 18, 2017

Kathleen Kosins Nugent was born September 23rd, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio to Patricia Whiteman and Ross Kosins. Kathy pasted peacefully on November 18th at 5:45 after a struggle with a brain aneurysm. Kathy is survived by mother Patricia; father, Ross; as well as seven brothers and sisters, Ross, Renee, Alicia, Wendy, Greg, Mont, and Shannon. Kathy is also survived by her 2 daughters, Katie Nugent-...
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Mildred A. Howard

January 9, 1937 - November 16, 2017

Howard, Mildred A., age 80 of Dayton passed away at home surrounded by her family on November 16, 2017. Born in Bedford County, TN to the late Addie Florence and Ray O'Dell Hamilton. Preceded in death by her husband Raymond Howard; grandson Brandon Howard; and great-grandson Travis Cottle. Survived by son Roy Howard; daughters Belinda Howard and Phyllis Jackson; grandchildren Misty (Jim) Harvill...
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Donald Eugene Howey

January 27, 1940 - November 16, 2017

HOWEY, Donald Eugene 77 of Dayton, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton with his family at his side. Donald leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 29 years Jacqueline Vicory Howey, four sons and three daughters-in-law Captain William A. and Andrea Howey, US Navy, FL, James A. and Sarah Howey of NY, Fredrick and Ashley Howey of NC, Travis Howey of...
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Patricia Ellen Hyer

March 1, 1958 - November 15, 2017

Hyer, Patricia Ellen (nee Tangeman), age 59 of Dayton passed away on November 15, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Hyer; parents, Ralph and Mary Lou Tangeman; and sister Mary Kathryn Tangeman. Survived by 3 children: Daniel Hyer, Melissa (Joe) Kemper, and Nicholas (Jenni) Hyer; 7 grandchildren: Anthony, Austi, Christina, Cameron, Phoebe, Mary, and Lily;...
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Marian L. Holland

July 20, 1933 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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James Christopher MacLennan

December 12, 1960 - November 13, 2017

MACLENNAN, Chris, age 56, passed away at his home on Monday, November 13th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Frances T. MacLennan. He is survived by his daughter, Julian MacLennan; significant other, Mary MacLennan; sisters, Dale Ann (Garay) Goecke and Janis James; brothers, Bruce (Laura) MacLennan and Bob MacLennan; numerous nieces and nephews and step-son, Alan Ponce....
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Anna Slouffman

October 22, 1918 - November 12, 2017

Anna (Novotny) Slouffman passed away peacefully at home in Dayton, OH on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the age of 99, surrounded by her loving family.Anna was born on October 22, 1918 in Dayton, OH to Emil and Anna Novotny. Preceded in death by her father Emil, mother Anna, husband Robert Slouffman, sister Helen Novotny and brother Joseph (Wanda) Novotny. She is survived by three sons, Robert ...
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Lester E. Jones

November 9, 1923 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Helen B. McDonald

May 6, 1925 - November 8, 2017

McDonald, Helen B., age 92 of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband Irvin B. "Red" McDonald; parents Frank and Noomie Stone; and brothers and sister-in-law Lloyd (Bonnie) Stone and Wayne Stone. She is survived by her son Jeff McDonald; brothers James D. (Harriet) Stone and Bonnie Stone; niece Judy (David) Marwil, MD; ...
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Cindy Elizabeth Walker

September 14, 1996 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Margaret Humbert

July 24, 1923 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Cecil Franklin Hayden

July 25, 1928 - November 4, 2017

Cecil Franklin Hayden "Frank" beloved husband of Hazel Hostetler Hayden for 65 years, was born on July 25, 1928 in Daviess County, KY and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Frank was also the much adored father of son, Stephen Hayden, daughters, Rebekah Skaggs (Michael), Annette Esslinger (Steve), Suzie Hayden (Karen), and Rene Hayden. He was the grandfather...
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Sandra Jean Hogston

September 12, 1947 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Leland E. Williams

April 3, 1934 - October 31, 2017

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Mindy Beth Minton-Altick

February 27, 1955 - October 30, 2017

Mindy Beth Minton- Altick, aged 62, wife of Charles Norman Altick died Monday, October 30, 2017 at Life Care Hospital. Mindy was born to Keith Kerr Minton and Beverly Sue (nee Tremaine) Minton on February 27, 1955. She is preceded in death by her Husband Charles, her Mother and Father, her brother Michael Keith Minton, and sister Valerie Leigh (nee Minton) Niazi. She is survived by her three...
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Issac Lewis

January 7, 1952 - October 30, 2017

Isaac Lewis Jr., age 65 of Dayton, Ohio passed away October 30, 2017 in Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Isaac worked for Durion, retired from the City of Dayton and was currently employed by Harry Pepper and Associates in Lake Okeechobee, Florida as a Site Safety and Health Officer. Isaac was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Lewis; his father Isaac Lewis Sr.; his stepfather, Eldon Purvis and...
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Gary W. Tidwell

August 27, 1960 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Elaine McCord

May 7, 1931 - October 22, 2017

McCORD, Elaine Welcome Hummel, age 86 of Beavercreek passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her parents Welcome and Roy Hummel; son Larry McCord; and brother Donald Hummel. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Edward Ross McCord, with whom she had 10 children, 9 surviving: Gary (Joanna) McCord, Larry-dec.(Becky) McCord, Jim(Becky) McCord,...
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Carolyn H. Sergeant

December 31, 1925 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Linda Ann Stephens

September 8, 1948 - October 19, 2017

Linda Ann Stephens, age 69 of Dayton, Ohio, passed away of natural causes on October 19, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Stephens; father, Marcus Etter; as well as son William Larson. Linda is survived by her mother, Florence Etter; daughter, Amy Larson; sisters and brothers in law, Shirley (Phil) Young, Donna (Joe) Parisi, Nancy (Henry) Gudorf and nephews, Doug Young and...
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Randall William Easterbrook

January 15, 1951 - October 18, 2017

EASTERBROOK, Randall William 1951-2017Randall (Randy) William Easterbrook, of Campbell Hall, NY, died October 18th, 2017, at age 67. Randy was born January 15th, 1951 to Muriel Adele Easterbrook (nee Gates) and George William Easterbrook in Peoria, IL. Randy graduated from Northwestern University in 1973 and began his acting career. After moving to New York City, Randy performed in numerous on...
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Elizabeth Desch

April 30, 1934 - October 13, 2017

Elizabeth H. Desch, age 83, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at The Sanctuary of Dayton on Friday, Oct. 13th, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, April and husband Thomas Human; grandchildren, Thomas Jr., David (Shaye), Charles and grandson, Andrew, whom she helped raise; 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. Graveside service will take place at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Oct. 24th,...
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Robert A. Orrender

March 29, 1931 - October 10, 2017

Orrender, Robert A. (Bobby) age 86, of Riverside passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Bobby was born in Louisville, Ky. on March 29, 1931. Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of over 53 years, Delores (Johnson), daughter Brenda, son Robert Jr, and granddaughter Jessica, his father Elbert, mother Elsie (Edmonson), siblings Edward, Benny, Violet (Collins...
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Martha V. Estes

September 29, 1922 - October 5, 2017

ESTES, Martha V., age 95 of Beavercreek, OH passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, General R. (Bob) Estes; daughter, Bobby Gene Combs Ross; a stillborn angel, Betty Lynn; sister, Beulah Mae Breedlove; and parents, Lucius and Mary Breedlove. Martha is survived by her son, Roy (Vicki) Estes; grandchildren, Lawrence (Ginger) Combs, Matthew ...
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Marilyn Myers

September 30, 1935 - October 4, 2017

MYERS (McMahon), Marilyn R., age 82 of Dayton, OH passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert E. McMahon and her son, David A. McMahon. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Cecil W. Myers; son, Timothy L. McMahon; daughter, Lisa McMahon (Mark Danley); step-children, Robert (Alice) Myers, Debbie (James) Davis, John (Deb) Myers, Jim Myers;...
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Martha Anita Wilson

August 8, 1920 - September 29, 2017

WILSON, Martha A., age 97 of Dayton passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband Warren G. Wilson. Survived by son Dick Wilson and his wife Sue; granddaughters Melanie Wilson and Emily Mowery (Brian), both of Westerville, OH; and great-grandchildren Katie, David, Luke, and Anna Mowery. Martha volunteered in the kitchen at the Lohrey Center in Dayton for many years...
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James Davis

September 7, 1973 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Carol Ann Hill

March 24, 1936 - September 10, 2017

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Ruby Udell Wise

February 1, 1922 - September 8, 2017

Ruby (Hall) Wise, age 95, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at her home on Friday, Sept., 8th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Hall; sisters, Katherine, Louise and Marlene and brothers, Edgar, Vester, Lloyd and Herbert. She is survived by her son, Gary, beloved nephews, Ron (Kathy), Larry (Linda) and Tim (Tess); beloved nieces, Sandy, Deanne (Russ) and Joanie (Gary);...
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Frances Carol Baker

August 2, 1956 - September 7, 2017

BAKER, Frances Carol, age 61, passed away on September 7th, 2017. She was born in Dayton, OH on August 2, 1956 to her late parents Naomi and Alex Leroy Baker. Frances was also preceded in death by her nephew, Grayson Baker, and an infant niece. She is survived by her brother, Kenny James Baker; her nephew Kenny Baker and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She graduated from Belmont High School...
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Esther L. Laub

November 18, 1928 - September 3, 2017

LAUB, Esther Leona, of Dayton passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johanna (Leneweit) and John Laub, sister, Ruth Laub. Esther is survived by her cousins, Arline Whiteman, Karla Brightman, Anita Whiteman, Jan Whiteman and Gayle Whiteman. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, graduated in 1946 from Patterson Co-Op and Retired from...
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Deborah Lynn Sams

February 18, 1953 - August 29, 2017

Deborah L. Sams, age 64, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Tues., Aug. 29th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Cagle and sister, Diane Cagle. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Cagle; daughters, Alisia (Kevin Bunn) Cagle and Amanda Sams; grand-children, Taylor, Kalyann, Addyson, Dedrick and Leo; great-grandchild, Christopher; great-grandchild on the way, Kenzleigh and...
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Robert L. Gray

January 12, 1935 - August 21, 2017

GRAY, Sr., Robert L. "Bob" 1/12/1935 - 8/21/2017 Age 82, a lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Dayton VA Hospice. He was a member of North Riverdale Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancie Le Gray Zanker. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, of 58 years, Melba Faye Wilson Gray, two sisters, Mary Jane (Tony) Boderone and...
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Matthew Caine Lee Holbrook

August 18, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Roy Lenox Brewer

September 23, 1944 - August 15, 2017

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Vickie E. Bittner

April 28, 1953 - August 13, 2017

BITTNER, Vickie E of Dayton, OH, age 64, passed away on August 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Virginia and Earl Motes; her husband of 33 years Bernard Bittner; daughter Shawn; and grandchild Brayden. Vickie is survived by her significant other Gene; sons Kane, Wayne, Shane, and Steven; Daughters Danielle, Victoria, Crystal, Lindsey, Karen, and Carol; Sister Beverly McConaugh;...
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David Bruce Evans

June 17, 1950 - August 11, 2017

David Bruce Evans (67) of Kettering passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. David was preceded by his parents Lee & Doris Evans and brother Daniel Evans. David is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lou Ann Evans, daughter, Shannon Evans (fiancé Eric Green) son, David (Carol) Evans, sister, Ellen (Larry) Earwood, sister-in-law, Nancy Evans and two nephews and one niece. David was a wonderful...
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Geraldine L. Newton

October 13, 1931 - August 6, 2017

Geraldine L. Newton , age 85, passed away at her residence on Sunday, August 6th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Lona Rhoades; husband of 31 years, Charles Newton; brother, Donald Rhoades and granddaughter, Jennifer Farmer. She is survived by her daughters, Vicki (James) Patrick, Jerri Newton and Marcia Neace; son, Mitchell (Patricia) Farmer; grandchildren, Lisa (Bill...
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Linda Jean Ward

August 14, 1948 - August 4, 2017

WARD, Linda Jean 68 of Dayton, passed away peacefully Friday, August 4, 2017. Linda leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Leslie Ward, three grandchildren Carter, Brynlee, Lola and soon, a new granddaughter. Also surviving are two sisters Sue Watkins, Sharon Prouty; two brothers and sisters-in-law Jerry and Kiki Cleaver, David and Melissa Ward, several nieces and...
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Ada Mae Ross

January 8, 1922 - July 29, 2017

Ross, Ada Mae, age 95 of New Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter F. Ross; parents VanBuren and Catherine (Holland) Lewis; 2 sons, Charles Raymond Grice and Ronald Ross; grandson Christopher Lee Messenger; son-in-law Garry Sorrell; daughters-in-law Vickie L. Ross and Carol Grice; 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Ada is survived by 6 children:...
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Rosanne Sprague

December 16, 1935 - July 28, 2017

SPRAGUE, Rosanne (Lamantia) 81 of Dayton, Ohio went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2017 surrounded by her family after a long struggle with cancer. She was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. Preceded in death by her parents Mamie & Sam Lamantia; sisters Marie Duval, Josephine Cianiolo; brothers Vincent Lamanita, Father Robert Lamantia, and Richard Lamantia. Survived by her husband David...
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Michael E. Cooper

September 14, 1952 - July 27, 2017

Mike E. Cooper Sr., age 64, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Martha Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki Cooper; sons, Michael and Kenneth (Christa) Cooper; sisters, Chris (Ray) Bucholtz and Peggy (Tim) Lewis and grandchildren, Tiffany, Megan, Michelle, Ashley and Michael III. Mike was an avid...
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Richard Thoma

November 9, 1945 - July 27, 2017

Richard Anthony Thoma (Rat) went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Richard was born November 9, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Agatha (Doris) Thoma, sister Maryann Chambers. He is survived by his wife Brenda who he shared his life with for 30 years, married for 18 years. His son Tony (Melissa) Thoma, daughters Melissa (Jimmy...
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Edith Ward

December 31, 1925 - July 18, 2017

Edith L. Ward, age 91, passed away at Miami Valley Hospital on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Clara Swerking; husband of 62 years, Robert Ward; son, Stephen Ward and sister, Laveda Biery. She is survived by her daughters, Sherri (David) Hungler and Pam (Doug) Teets; sisters, Clara Motter and Janet Armstrong; grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Flathers,...
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Nancy Ann O'Shaughnessy

April 5, 1936 - July 17, 2017

O'SHAUGHNESSY, Nancy, age 81 of Kettering, OH, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Helen (Chesman) Lauderman; brother, William Lauderman as well as her son, Matt O'Shaughnessy. She is survived by her sons, Tom (Cyndi) O'Shaughnessy, Michael (Jina) O' Shaughnessy; daughter, Maureen Flaute; grandchildren, Colleen, Caitlyn, Michael, Shaun, Dylan...
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Patricia Ann Marazzi

April 10, 1955 - July 15, 2017

MARAZZI, Patricia A.Age 62, died on July 15, 2017 after a brief illness. She is survived by her mother, Flomarie Marazzi, brother John Andrews, sisters Judy Marazzi and Pam Andrews, nephew Lou (Rhoda) Lane, and great nephew Lennox Lane. She is also survived by many loving cousins. Patty was preceded in death by her father, Clayton L. Marazzi. She was the Executive Director of the Bowling...
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Vivian A. Jones

January 20, 1917 - July 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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George Beemsterboer

November 5, 1938 - July 12, 2017

Beemsterboer, George L., age 78 of Dayton passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. A lifelong Daytonian, he attended Corpus Christi School, Chaminade High School (Class of 1957) & St. Joseph's College in Indiana. He retired from Monsanto Company. He was a fan of UD football & basketball, and the Cincinnati Reds & Bengals. George was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Lucia...
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Angella D. Gulley

May 13, 1969 - July 10, 2017

GULLEY, Angella Denise, age 48, of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Monday, July 10th, 2017. She was born on May 13th, 1969 to Judy E. Miller-McDowell and the late Dennis Mac Gulley. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her daughter Ashli Gulley; and her brother Jody Collins. Along with her mother, she is also survived by her stepfather Earl Davenport; Daughter Kristina Kercher;...
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Gayle M. Weng

December 2, 2016 - July 2, 2017

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Carlena S. Peterson

August 28, 1930 - June 28, 2017

PETERSON, Carlena of Dayton, Ohio, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She is preceded in death by her son, David Lee Peterson, sister, Mildred Louise Bergman, and brother, John William Shearer Jr. Carlena is survived by her son, Michael Bruce (Debra) Peterson of Dayton, Ohio; daughters, Sue Ann Holmes of Glendale, Arizona, Margaret Louise (Lanny) White of Seabrook, Texas,...
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Linda S. Brown

January 19, 1948 - June 27, 2017

Linda S. Brown, age 69, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Esther Beason and brother, Carl Beason. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gary Brown; daughter, Devan (Scott) Armstrong; sisters, Bessie Shriner and Wanda Underwood; brothers, John (Divina) Beason and Mack (Kim) Beason; sister...
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Robert Scholten

November 23, 1935 - June 20, 2017

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Wilma J. Bennett

November 10, 1928 - June 15, 2017

BENNETT, Wilma Jean of Kettering OH, age 88, passed away on June 15 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cora Lee and David Jarrett; her husband of 46 years, Robert L. Bennett; sisters, Letha Collins, Rita Jarrett, and Sue Craft; brothers, David Jarrett, Bernard Jarrett, and Marvin Jarrett; and one grandchild, Marie. Wilma is survived by her sons, Richard (Shirley) Bennett of...
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Joseph Frederick Becchetti

November 15, 1943 - June 14, 2017

Joseph Frederick Becchetti, age 73, of Kettering, journeyed home to fish in the rivers of Heaven with Jesus on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born November 15, 1943 in Malden, Missouri to Eunetta Mackie Becchetti and Frederick Becchetti who have both predeceased him. Over the past 15 years Joe had many major illnesses but strong faith in God and a mighty will to live pulled him through until he...
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Nina M. Durham

April 15, 1946 - June 5, 2017

Durham, Nina Marie, age 71 of Dayton passed away at home on Monday, June 5, 2017. Preceded in death by her son Mike Durham. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Earnest P. Durham; 3 sons: Ronald Brown, Ernest Durham (Karie), and Bill Durham (Cindy); brother Lee Brown; 8 grandchildren: Amanda Brown, Dylan Durham, Christina Durham, Joshua Durham, Jordan Durham, Alexander Durham, Karlie...
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Antia Lou Elizabeth Chastain

July 31, 1917 - June 4, 2017

CHASTAIN, Anita Lou Elizabeth, age 99 of Dayton passed away on June 4, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Dolores (nee Dodson) and Wesley C. Chastain, a brother, Thurman Chastain in 2011 and sister, June Andrews, and nephew Glenn Andrews. Survived by a sister, Ezell Bradley, nephews, Jim Bradley, B.C. Bradley, David Andrews, Steve Andrews, and niece, Linda Hardeman. Caregivers, Cindy...
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Ruth J. Davis

October 12, 1919 - June 3, 2017

Ruth J. Davis, age 97, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2017. She was born on October 12, 1919 in Connersville, Indiana to the late Peter Johnson and Stella Morris. A homemaker, Ruth enjoyed crocheting, drawing, collecting figurines and engaging in intimate conversations with family and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Sophia Reser Comer, her son, James Alan Davis, and by her husband...
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Ruth M. Kulp

May 10, 1917 - June 2, 2017

Ruth M. Kulp age 100, passed away Friday June 2, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kulp, son-in-law, Tom Griffin and granddaughter, Calliegh Griffin. Ruth is survived by her daughters, Diane Griffin and Sue (Ned) Flaute; her son, Patrick (Judy) Kulp; 2 sisters, Louise Cromes and Delores Covault; grandchildren: Tina (Ken) Boehmer, Amy (Ray) Plummer,...
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Dorothy E. Alexander

January 16, 1921 - May 27, 2017

Dorothy Ellen Spitler Alexander died on Saturday, May 27, 2017 after a brief illness. Her family supported her passing with great love and respect. Born on January 16, 1921 in Arcanum, Ohio to the late Eliza Ellen Spitler and Forest Jacob Spitler, Dorothy was their first child with four siblings to follow. Most of her childhood was in Dayton Ohio with frequent visits to family farms. She had fond...
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Virginia Ruth Breckler

May 30, 1917 - May 26, 2017

BRECKLER, Virginia Ruth, On May 26, 2017 Virginia Ruth Breckler a long time member of Greenmont Oak Park Community Church, passed away peacefully at her home in Kettering. She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce and husband of 62 years, Robert Breckler. Survivors include 4 children, Connie (Galen) Siler, Joyce Deis, Russell Breckler and Sherri Breckler, also 8 grandchildren and 14 great...
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Virginia Horstman

December 1, 1934 - May 24, 2017

Virginia "Ginger" Dare Horstman, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at Kindred Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Althea Hansford; daughter, Debra Mowen and brother, Gary Hansford. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Robert Horstman; daughters, Vicki (Mike) Hart, Cheri (Paul) Wagner and Sandra (David) Tryon; brothers, Raymond (Dinah) Hansford,...
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Wanda Karns

May 19, 1929 - May 21, 2017

Wanda Karns age 88 of Centerville passed away Sunday May 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, David H Karns Jr., sisters Josephine, Leona, Ruby, Eldiva, and brother Kenneth. Wanda is survived by her sons Mark Karns and Michael (Mary Jane) Karns; 4 grandchildren: Matthew (Jill) Karns, Jennifer (Eric) Brown, Jamie Minnish, and Chad (Kinley Smith) Karns; 5 great grandchildren:...
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Mary Frances Cooper

March 8, 1927 - May 18, 2017

COOPER, Mary F. age 90 of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Walnut Creek Nursing Home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Cooper Jr. in 2009. Mary is survived by her children, James (Cheryl) Cooper, Frances (Michael) Hoying; grandchildren, Sean Cooper, Jodi (Shane) Benson and great- grandchildren, Justin, Logan, Holly and Madison. Mary was raised by her...
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Pauline Marie Beckett

July 6, 1923 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Donald Willis Bunn

December 4, 1930 - May 9, 2017

BUNN, Donald W, age 86 of Dayton, OH, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He is preceded in death by his son, Ernest L Bunn and grandson, Rocky A Wilson. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Theresa Bunn; children, James A (Judy) Bunn, Jane E Evans, Randy J (Karen S) Bunn, Doris E Wilson, Carolyn S Bunn, Joan M (Mark) Whitis; grandchildren, Kathleen D (William) Benjamin, Daniel L ...
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John William Swisher

November 12, 1942 - May 9, 2017

SWISHER, John William "Grandad," age 74 of Tipp City, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 9, at Hospice of Miami County, surrounded by his adoring family. John is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Merrily (Lowe) Swisher of 53 years, his children, son Trent Swisher (Tipp City) and twin daughters Holly (Chris) Wampler and Cara (Sam) Kingrey grandchildren Carrie,...
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William Marcus Larson

March 13, 1970 - May 8, 2017

Larson, William Marcus, "Bill", age 47 of Kettering passed away on May 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his mother-in-law Janice Thomas and step-father Clyde Stephens. Survived by his wife Lesa Larson; mother Linda Stephens; grandmother Florence Etter; sister Amy Larson; 2 dogs, Coco and Bella; and many other family members and friends. Donations in Bill's name may be made to the FOA (Families...
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Robert E. Rhule

January 1, 1950 - May 8, 2017

RHULE, Robert "Bob", age 67 of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother, Bill Rhule. Bob is survived by his sisters, Cindy Byrd and Cathy Chinn as well as brothers, Ted Anello Jr. and Tom (Lynda) Anello. Contributions may be made in his memory to The Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave Dayton, OH 45420 or to Hospice...
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Elinor Kay Reed

January 24, 1940 - May 1, 2017

REED, Elinor Kay, age 77 of Dayton, OH, passed away on 5-1-17. Arrangements have been entrusted to TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BELMONT CHAPEL.
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Charles Robert Gilbert

December 22, 1927 - April 29, 2017

Gilbert, Charles Robert, born in Middletown, OH on Dec. 22, 1927 to Hugh and Alma Gilbert. Passed away on April 29, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents and 3 siblings: Gene, Joann, and Betty. Survived by his wife of 68 years Bettie and their 7 children: Mike, Peggy(Butch) Hardison, Donna(Bob) Frazer, Barb(Rick) Wegmann, Hugh, Marty (Lisa), and Carol (Darren). Also 18 grandchildren and 23 great...
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Darlene Kay Stocks

June 15, 1972 - April 28, 2017

Darlene "Rocky" Kay Stocks (Hrachovina), age 44, of Dayton passed away on April 28, 2017. She has been reunited with her daughter Toni Skye Stocks and parents Mary Lou and Thomas. Darlene is survived by sons Shawn Stocks II, and William Stocks; daughter Roxy Stocks; sisters Ruthann, Kathy, Debbie, Rose, Margie, Evelyn, and Carrie; brother Thomas; and father of her children Tony (Shawn) Stocks. ...
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Vera Frances Bowman

January 17, 1926 - April 27, 2017

Vera F. Bowman, age 91, passed away at Trinity Retirement Center of Beavercreek on Saturday, April 27th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bowman; parents, Robert and Mary Bear; daughter, Cheryl Bowman; sisters, Ruth Williams and Gayle Bear and brothers, Raymond Bear and William 'Bill' Bear. She is survived by her son, David (Katherine) Bowman; sister, Marilyn DeAngelo;...
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Gary Lynn Wukeson

June 9, 1951 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Mary Jane Willhelm

May 6, 1921 - April 20, 2017

Mary Jane Willhelm age 95 of Dayton, passed away April 20, 2017. She was born May 6, 1921 to the late Florence & Earl Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Barney, her son, Gary and her daughter, Susan. Mary Jane is survived by her daughter, Christy Drury; grandchildren: Heidi Garlow (Dave), Betsey Striebel (Ken), Erin Arlinghaus (Mark), Matthew Glaser; great...
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Helen House

September 29, 1928 - April 15, 2017

House, Helen, 88, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Kathryn I. House, Sara Nusbaum, Betty J. Ellis; brothers Walter F. House, Robert W. House and John W. (Bill) House; nephews Donald E. Ellis and Walter E. House. She is survived by her nieces Carol J. (William) Becker and Norma Jean (Gerald) Bruckner; great nieces and nephew Tonia Becker,...
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Kenneth S. Ryan

October 12, 1927 - April 12, 2017

Kenneth S. Ryan, of Yellow Springs, died April 12. Born October 12, 1927 in Toluca, IL to Charles E. and Agnes (Kerr) Ryan, he was raised in Chicago and lived most of his life in the Dayton area. Ken spent his career in sales and made deliveries for Shumsky Enterprises for 14 years, retiring at age 79. Ken was a good man and a wonderful father. He was preceded in death by his parents, former wife...
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Douglas Edward McKinney

August 14, 1960 - April 7, 2017

.Douglas (Doug) Edward McKinney, 56, of Brunswick, GA, departed this world for Heaven on Friday, April 7, 2017, peacefully at Hospice of the Golden Isles (Brunswick, GA) with his wife by his side.Doug was born August 14, 1960, to Rita and the late Leo C. McKinney in Dayton, OH.Doug served his country as a Security Specialist of the US Air Force from June, 1981 to June, 1985, receiving the Air...
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James C. Davis

October 14, 1948 - April 7, 2017

James Carl Davis age 68 of Dayton passed away Friday April 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret & Carl Davis, mother-in-law & father-in-law, Fannalea & Clay Lowe. Jim is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandie Davis; his children: Edward (Teresa) Davis of Piqua, Gregg Davis of TN, April (Larry) Bolden of TN and August Davis of Dayton. He has 3 sisters, Carole ...
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Nancy Benchic

January 7, 1931 - April 6, 2017

Nancy Benchic, age 86, passed away at her residence on Thursday, April 6th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mildred Morrison; husband of 41 years, Joseph Benchic and sisters, Francis Petty and Mary Alice Morrison. She is survived by her sons, David (Deborah) Benchic, Michael Benchic and Timothy (Bethany) Benchic; sister, Susan Pickering; grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew,...
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David E. Taylor

December 11, 1938 - April 5, 2017

David Eugene "Gene" Taylor age 78 of Kettering passed away Wednesday April 5, 2017. He was survived by his children: Darcy Rash, Shannon Taylor and Bryce Taylor; grandchildren, Tori Rash, Alex Taylor and Katelyn Taylor; brother, Charles "Teddy" Taylor; and Sheila Dorise. He retired as the secretary/treasurer of the Labor Union Local 1410 and a veteran of U S Army. He was an awesome Dad and...
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Betty L. Shupp

March 26, 1926 - April 4, 2017

SHUPP, Betty L., age 91 of Kettering, Ohio, passed away on April 4, 2017. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Dale A. Shupp. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lisa Shupp, and grandson, Michael Shupp. Visitation Friday, April 7th, 2017 from 11AM to 12PM at Tobias Funeral Home, Belmont Chapel with the Funeral Service to begin at 12PM. Online condolences may be made...
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Stephen Kyle Smith

February 11, 1986 - April 2, 2017

Stephen Kyle "KyKy" Smith, Age 31, of Dayton, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Sunday April 2, 2017 at his home in Kettering, Ohio. He loved his family more than anything and was a loyal son, father, brother and friend. Now he is with his brother, Matthew in Heaven. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on February 11, 1986. He was preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Scott "Happy" Smith,grandparents,...
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Virginia Cain

June 30, 1927 - April 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Evelyn Osterfeld

June 25, 1937 - March 26, 2017

Evelyn Osterfeld, age 79, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Sunday, March 26th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Osterfeld; her parents and two sisters. She is survived by her son, Joseph (Deborah) Osterfeld, daughter, Sheila (Kevin) Kuszmaul, brother, Andy Sprauer, special cousin, Stella Ebbing, grandchildren, Joshua and Laura Osterfeld,...
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Winona Bowen

March 3, 1936 - March 25, 2017

Bowen, Winona, age 81 of Dayton passed away unexpectedly and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25th. Preceded in death by her husband Everett L. Bowen; daughter Debbie Johnson; and sisters E. Francis Ridener and Zezzie Lee Carpenter, Sons in Law Larry Brown, Jerry Oke. She is survived by sons Daniel (Evelyn) Bowen and Brian Bowen; daughters Beverly Oke and Donna Brown; brother Vinson...
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Mary Lou Hoendorf

August 26, 1931 - March 20, 2017

HOENDORF, Mary Lou, age 85 of Dayton, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born in Cincinnati on August 26, 1931 she was the daughter of Edward and Stella (Shock) Dauer who precede her in death as well as her husband Jack to whom she was married for 41 years; infant daughter, Carolyn and brother, William Dauer. She is survived by her children, Don and Patty Hoendorf of Vandalia, Jackie and Dan...
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Earl R. Farmer

July 17, 1934 - March 17, 2017

Earl Farmer, 82, loving husband to Onieta Farmer passed away on 17 March 2017 having recently resided in Hondo, Tx after relocating from Fairborn, Ohio.  Earl is survived by Onieta, his wife of 65 years, 4 children: Reggie (Mark Reed), Terry (Stuart Gyde), Linda (Dean Balsiger), and Janice (Kenny Allen), his brother Melburn Farmer, & sister Carolyn Mitchell. Earl & Onieta were...
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Mary F. Waitzman

June 12, 1920 - March 11, 2017

WAITZMAN (SCHLIPF), Mary F, of Dayton and Columbus, Ohio passed away on March 11, 2017 in her residence at the Villas at Saint Therese. She was the daughter of Frank B and Mary Ann Schlipf and raised by her grandmother Mary Elizabeth Schlipf. She wed Donald Nicholas Waitzman (deceased). She is survived by her daughter Mary Elizabeth Theodoras of Columbus, wife of John L. Kaufman; grandchildren -...
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Loretta Marie Meshew

January 21, 1919 - March 2, 2017

Loretta Marie Meshew, age 98 of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joshua "Bud" H. Meshew; three sisters, Viola Paris, Ada Thomlinson, Audrey Little; and brother, Wilber Barr. Loretta is survived by her three children, Larry (Sandy) Meshew, Darrell (Sheila) Meshew, Tami (Tony) Herzer-Absi, 5 grandchildren; 15 great...
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Anthony Wright

August 11, 1959 - March 1, 2017

Wright, Anthony Edward "Tony", age 57, of Vandalia passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at his residence. He was born on August 11, 1959, in Dayton, OH to Cynthia A. (Hofele) Wilson and Carl E. Wright, both of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his 3 loving sisters, Kim Wright Winchester, Laurie Wright (Butcher) Condy, Sandy Wright (Lenny) Cluley; his aunt,...
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Frank Talmage

September 18, 1939 - February 27, 2017

Frank E. Talmage, age 77, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Mon., Feb. 27th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank A. and Dorothy Talmage, sister, Gretchen Cline and brother, James Talmage. He is survived by his sisters, Nancy Moore, Judy (Bob) Bailey and Lois (Ron) Smith; many nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Gail Talmage. Frank was a 32nd degree mason and...
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