Our Obituaries

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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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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Marvin J. Blevins

May 4, 1924 - December 5, 2017

Blevins, Marvin J., 93, of Beavercreek, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Olive (Adams) Blevins; his children, Daryl (Joyce) Blevins of Loudon, TN, Gayle Blevins of Coralville, Iowa, Richie (Chris) Blevins of Beavercreek, Sharon (Dave) Strehle of Beavercreek, and Tracy Elliott of Fairborn; brother Charles Blevins of Dayton; sister Thelma...
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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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Pauline Louise Lauer

October 1, 1926 - October 4, 2017

Pauline 'Polly' Lauer departed this life with her characteristic peace and grace on October 4, 2017, surrounded by loving family and friends, many of whom had gathered just days before to celebrate her 91st birthday. Polly was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 1, 1926, the daughter of Lawrence Voss and Cecilia O'Connor Voss, graduated high school in Anderson, Indiana, earned her RN Nursing Degree...
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Judith Ann Elwood

March 15, 1943 - October 4, 2017

Elwood, Judith (Judy) (Radzimski), age 74 of Beavercreek, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's. She was born and grew up in Cleveland, OH. She is preceded in death by her son Timothy, her sister Theresa and her parents Stanley and Irene Radzimski. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, George, son Matthew, daughter-in-law Angela and grandchildren...
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Nicoletta Hary

September 2, 1927 - October 4, 2017

Nicoletta Mattioli Hary, passed to God on October 4 after a short illness. She is now with Laszlo Bela Hary, her husband of fifty years who was the love of her life. She is survived by her four children: Laszlo Hary and wife Elisabetta; Maria Dent, husband John and children John Andrew, Alex and Katie; Francesca Hary and children Laura (Shay) and Laszlo (Kai); Stephen Hary, wife Amy and...
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Terry Leon Smith

April 2, 1971 - October 3, 2017

SMITH, Terry "Pig" age 46 of Xenia passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 3, 2017. He was born in Dayton on April 2, 1971. Terry was preceded in death by his brother, Robbie Smith. He is survived by his parents, Janet McCroan of Florida and Bobby Smith of North Hampton; daughter, Harley Smith, and son, Jake Smith of Martinsville; sisters, Melissa Smith of Xenia, Melita and Michele Johnson of...
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William Harold Gum

September 1, 1930 - September 30, 2017

Gum, William H., age 87, of Kettering passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold D. and Christine C. (Sperling) Gum , his brother, Don R. Gum and his son-in-law, Shawn Bowers. William is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Patricia A. (Shillito) Gum; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Theresa L. Gum; his daughter...
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Tom Sammons

March 18, 1936 - September 30, 2017

Thomas "Tom" A. Sammons, age 81 of Dayton, passed away September 30, 2017. Born March 18, 1936 in Dayton, OH he was a 1954 graduate of Stivers High School. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Thomas and Inez Lillian (Brown) Sammons, his sisters Karen and Sister Patricia, his brother James (Ned) and his sister-in-law Rachel Sammons. He is survived by his sisters Sister Marie Karen,...
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Nicholas Szakal

March 24, 1949 - September 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Shankar Mall

June 10, 1943 - September 27, 2017

Mall, Shankar, 74 of Beavercreek, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center. Family will receive friends at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd at Grange Hall Rd. from 10 AM-12 PM Monday, October 2, 2017. Funeral services will be 12 PM Monday.
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Kathryn L. Favorite

August 23, 1925 - September 25, 2017

Kathryn L. Favorite, 92, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 25, 2017, at Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab in Marion, IN. Kathryn was born on August 23, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio to the late J. Corwin and Gladys (Wise) Bentzel. She graduated from Stivers High School in Dayton, Ohio in 1943. She then married Marion Favorite and he preceded her in death in 1980. Kathryn worked as a dietary...
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Joseph Robert Weil

February 27, 1934 - September 21, 2017

Weil, Joseph Robert, of Beavercreek Township, Ohio, formerly of Centerville, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017, from complications due to a fall in March. Joe was born February 27, 1934, in Cheviot, Ohio to Joseph Jacob and Clara (Allgeier) Weil. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Loyola University in Chicago and Xavier University in Cincinnati. He began his career...
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Lois J. Buedel

July 6, 1928 - September 21, 2017

Lois Jane Buedel, age 89 of Miamisburg, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Sycamore Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Buedel, in 2011, following 62 years of marriage. She is also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, six sisters, and a son-in-law, Patrick O'Brien. She is survived by four children: Teresa O'Brien of Miamisburg, Thomas and wife...
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Irene F. Busch

March 27, 1933 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Emma Jean Davis

August 20, 1930 - September 15, 2017

Emma "Jean" Davis, age 87 of Kettering, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home. She is survived by her husband of more than 70 years, Walter Davis. She is also survived by two sons: Richard E. Davis of Dayton and Stephen D. Davis and wife Kelly A. Nugent of Centerville. Three grandchildren survive her: Anne Tressler and husband Jay, Aaron Davis, and Melissa Reynolds and husband Kenny,...
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Billy Joe Duncan

June 30, 1957 - September 12, 2017

Duncan, Billy Joe, 60 of Fairborn, OH died unexpectedly on Tuesday September 12. He was a graduate from Stebbins High School- class of 1975, and a retiree from General Motors Truck and Bus Division . He was preceded in death by his father Billy D. Duncan, and his granddaughter Willow L Duncan. He is survived by his mother Betty J. Duncan, sister Linda F Ruffing (Richard), son Ross E. Duncan ...
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Ward E. Grooms

January 7, 1923 - September 9, 2017

Grooms, Ward E., 94, of Grapevine, TX. passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at home. He is preceded in death by his dedicated and loving wife of 68 years, Elizabeth (Libby) Grooms. Survived by his children Mark and his wife Roxanne, Rebecca and her husband Joseph; grandchildren Zach and wife Candice, Cayce, Krystal and Nicole; great-grandchild Ciana and a host of loving nieces, nephews,...
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Lester Arlin Bader

October 26, 1930 - September 9, 2017

BADER, Lester A, age 86 of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Janice I. Bader "Jacki", brothers Rollie C. and Paul E., and parents, Rollie C. and Carrie E. Bader. He is survived by his three children, son Terry L. and Lisa, daughter Tammy L. (John) Harris, son Tonny L., three grandsons Kevin, Steven and Dakota, and numerous...
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James Charles Fisher

July 10, 1924 - September 9, 2017

FISHER, James C., age 93 of Beavercreek passed away September 9, 2017 at Trinity Community of Beavercreek. James is survived by his sons Michael (Janet) Fisher, Ted (Jean) Fisher. He is also survived by grandchildren, Samantha (Grant) Stevens, Timothy (Amanda) Fisher and Daniel Fisher; great grandchildren Alexander Stevens and Caleb Fisher; and many friends. A memorial service will be held at...
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Frances Winfred Winget

July 9, 1917 - September 6, 2017

Winget, Frances (Iman), age 100, of Dayton, Ohio, went home to be with Our Lord and Savior on September 6, 2017. Frances married the love of her life James Winget (Gramps) on October 3, 1936. They had one daughter, Rosalie Britton. Frances (Nanny) was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband James Winget, 2 brothers and 6...
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Thomas Harvey Reid

September 5, 1932 - September 4, 2017

Reid, Thomas Harvey, age 84, of Beavercreek, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 4, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born on September 5, 1932 in Gallipolis, OH, the son of Matthew and Margaret (Isenhart) Reid, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Reid Melcher, his son, Matt Reid, three brothers, George, Floyd and Jimmy Simmons, a...
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Hoonseop Lee

December 5, 1934 - September 3, 2017

Lee, Hoonseop, 82, of Beavercreek, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Soin Medical Center. He was born December 5, 1934 in Seoul, S. Korea. He graduated from high school and the KyongKi Business School, he served in the South Lorean Marine Corp. He married his loving wife of 55 years, Shin In Soo in October, 1962. Hoonseop became a Christian in 1975 and came to the United States in 1986....
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Dale Russell Turner

February 2, 1959 - September 3, 2017

TURNER, Dale Russell, age 58 of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Turner, son Jeremy Dawson, and granddaughter Shayanne Sizemore. He is survived by his wife Terina Turner, mother Dolores Turner, daughters April (Rick) Naistetler, Elisha (Curtis) Thaxton, son Marty Hensley, grandchildren Jacob, Jace, Kurtis, Kirsten, Kaleigh, Ayden,...
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William R. Martin

September 21, 1920 - September 2, 2017

William Robert Martin, age 96 of Beavercreek, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, D. Jean (Brewer) Martin, in 2003, and by five sisters and two brothers. He is survived by three children: Cindy Schurr and husband Douglas of TN, Rebecca Nienaber and husband G. Michael of Kettering, and Bill and wife Debby Martin of Bellbrook. Six grandchildren also...
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Douglas Kremer

March 24, 1954 - September 1, 2017

Douglas A Kremer, age 63 of Beavercreek, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Kremer. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Ann Kremer, and two children: Steve Shaw of Bellbrook and Theresa Shaw and husband Mike Gomez of Austin, Texas. He adored his five grandchildren: Cameron Berry, Joshua Berry, Chloe Shaw, Kai Gomez and Laila Gomez. He is also...
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Janet Ann Buddemeyer

September 22, 1960 - September 1, 2017

BUDDEMEYER, Janet Ann, age 56 of Kettering, Ohio passed away on September 1, 2017 after battling cancer. Janet was born September 22, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio. She was a graduate of Kettering Fairmont West High School, attended Ohio State University and graduated from Wright State University in 1983. Janet spent 16 years in Phoenix, Arizona and returned to the Dayton area in 2013. She is survived by...
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Jayne B. Smart

August 3, 1938 - August 29, 2017

SMART, Jayne B., age 79 of Beavercreek, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy F. and Blanche Beals, daughter Lucinda Smart, sisters and brother-in-law Francis McIntire, Sue and John Jacobs. She is survived by her numerous nieces and nephews, cousin Lessie Griffith, special friends Carol Hanes and Sherry Lamb, and her beloved dog Rowdy. Jayne retired...
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Rena Mae Morrison

March 19, 1926 - August 28, 2017

Morrison, Rena M., 91, of Beavercreek, passed away Monday at Heartland of Beavercreek. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Morrison, sisters Geneva/Jeep Kraft, Mary McPheron and Georgia McConnell. Survived by her children Vinnis Morrison(Barb Pharr), Elita (Benny) Combs, Sue (Dan) Horton, Timmy (Kimmy) Morrison; brother Jake McPheron; grandchildren James Horton, Danyale (Nick) Koch,...
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Etta Marie Dixon

May 7, 1934 - August 27, 2017

DIXON, Etta Marie age 83 of Beavercreek passed away on Sunday August 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morgan and Versie Hooker; and sister, Geraldine Combs. Etta is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bennett Dixon; sons, Terry (Cheryl) Dixon, and Tracy Dixon; daughter, Tammy (Steve) Block; grandchildren, Morgan Dixon, Marie Block, and Stefanie Block; and special friend Connie...
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Annetta Marie Kidd

March 1, 1933 - August 25, 2017

KIDD, Annetta Marie, age 84 of Riverside, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born in Rowan Co., KY to the late George and Suzie Hinton. See is also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil J. Kidd. She is survived by her children, Diana (Alex) Fabrick , Donald (Kim) Kidd, and Karen (James) Hixenbaugh; grandchildren, Rachelle Davis, Alex Fabrick, Sara Brown, Chris Kidd, Kevin Kidd,...
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Mitchell Ryan Szakal

January 11, 1973 - August 21, 2017

Mitchell R. Szakal, age 44 of Beavercreek, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 21, 2017 at his home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Szakal, in 2015. He is survived by his father, Nick Szakal of Beavercreek, and a sister, Suzie Szakal-Chapman of Kettering. He is also survived by his adoring niece and nephew, Piper and Kiefer Chapman, and a large and loving family, as...
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Howard Dale Pruitt

November 29, 1957 - August 20, 2017

Pruitt, Howard Dale, age 59, of Dayton, lost his lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Nola Ferne (Whittaker) Pruitt in 1996. Howard Dale is survived by his father, Howard Thomas Pruitt; his sister, Diane Levi; a nephew, Darrell M. and wife, Becky Levi; a niece, Mindy and husband, Derek Turton; great nieces and nephews, Ben and...
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David Michael Waag

March 2, 2000 - August 20, 2017

DAVID MICHAEL WAAG, 17, of Beavercreek, Ohio. Born March 2, 2000. Died suddenly as the result of an automobile accident Sunday, August 20, 2017. David began his love and passion for the game of soccer in 2005. A 3 year varsity letterman at Greenon High School, and member of Ohio Galaxies FC, he was looking forward to the upcoming high school season and his senior year. David is survived by...
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Marshall Lee Jones

October 30, 1950 - August 20, 2017

Marshall Lee Jones, age 66 of Springfield, formerly of Mobile, AL, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 20, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, David Jones, in 2015. He is survived by his mother, Eula M. Jones, two sisters; Diana Jones DeLauche and husband John of Beavercreek, and Margaret Jones of CO. Two brothers also survive him: James Jones of GA and David and wife Gracie Jones of...
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Chester Ray Abney

October 25, 1939 - August 18, 2017

Chester R.Abney, 77, of Dayton, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Hazel (Tipton) Abney; 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Survived by his wife of 55 years Betty (Morris) Abney; daughter Pamela (Ray) Williams of KY; sister Celia Gay; brother Dallis; grandchildren Emily (Matt) Daniels and Matthew; great granddaughter Riley;...
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Diana Mae Cherryholmes

May 22, 1947 - August 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Daisy Ruth Hampton

June 3, 1920 - August 17, 2017

Hampton, Daisy Ruth, age 97, of Beavercreek, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Hampton, on February 1, 2010, her sister, Estelle McPhearson and a brother, George Helsley. Daisy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Connie Hampton, of Beavercreek; her daughter and son-in-law, Hilda and...
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Wilma A. Gutwein

July 16, 1927 - August 14, 2017

Wilma "Billie" Gutwein, age 90 of Beavercreek, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Soin Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Gutwein in 2008, and her sister, Virginia Bauer. She is survived by three sons: Dan and wife Chris Gutwein of MD, Chris' children, Sonya Shultz, Lydia Shultz-Smith and Bonnie Shultz-Feldman and Chris' grandchildren, Lillian and June,...
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Joann Peters

December 3, 1930 - August 14, 2017

PETERS, Joann, Age 86 of Kettering passed away on August 14, 2017. JoAnn was born on December 3, 1930 in Bethel,Ohio. She graduated from Bethel-Tate High School in 1948. In 1992 she lost her loving husband Vernon, and her son Steven in 2009. You can shed tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has lived You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back Or you can open your eyes...
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Lawrence Earwood

September 3, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Lawrence (Larry) Emmett Earwood, born September 3, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio, passed away August 13, 2017. (73 years old today). He is survived by his wife, Ellen Evans Earwood, married 51 years. He is survived by two sons, Lawrence Edmond (Michele) and Lance Emmett (Jennifer). He had three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Eugene and...
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Brenda Lee Piatka

March 3, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Piatka, Brenda Lee (Batten), age 58, of Beavercreek Township, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 3, 1959 in Piqua, OH, the daughter of William and Donna (Ault) Batten, who preceded her in death. Brenda is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, John Piatka; her two beloved daughters, Jamison Ann and...
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Anna Elizabeth Severski

July 8, 1933 - August 12, 2017

Anna Elizabeth Smerecky Severski residing in North Ridgeville, Ohio with her daughter and son-in-law, passed away at age of 84 on August 12, 2017. Preceeding her in death was her husband Thomas A. Severski; parents Mary and Jack Smerecky; in-laws Helen, Adam Sieverski and Joseph Gazdziak; brothers in-law and sister in-law Danny and Mary Jane Sieverski, and Richard Mack. Anna is survived by her 3...
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Angela F. Bedwell

June 25, 1968 - August 11, 2017

Bedwell, Angela F., 49, of Tipp City, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Kindred Hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents Peggy (Clark) Reynolds and Jerry Reynolds. Survived by her husband Richard (Rick) Bedwell of Tipp City, children Nick Bedwell of Tipp City, Emily (John) Sustarich of Troy; brothers Kyle (Tricia) Reynolds of Dayton, Lee (Laney) Reynolds of Virginia Beach, VA....
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Jackie Marvin Shaffer

April 5, 1964 - August 10, 2017

SHAFFER, Jackie Marvin, Jr. age 53 of Riverside entered into eternal rest on August 10, 2017. He was born on April 5, 1964 at Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, to Jack and Mary (Ralston) Shaffer. Jack was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and Louise Shaffer, and Pete and Kathryn Ralston of Stout, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Jack is survived by his daughter, Lindsey who...
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Carol Jean Schweizer

November 11, 1933 - August 8, 2017

SCHWEIZER, Carol Jean (Croker), age 83 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Along with her parents, brother, and sister, she was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Schweizer. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, John "Jack" Schweizer. She is also survived by a daughter, Rhonda Whitmer and husband Guy, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Carol was a graduate...
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Andy Russell Ratliff

February 21, 1921 - August 6, 2017

Andy Russell Ratliff, age 96 of Dayton, a long-time resident of Trinity Community, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Trinity. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Ratliff in 2016. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Jones and husband Jerry, a son, Neal Ratliff and wife Sharon, and six grandchildren: Greg (Ronda), Doug (Melanie), Jason, Justin,...
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Rhea Jane Fidder

February 27, 1947 - August 5, 2017

Rhea J. Fidder, age 70 of Dayton, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Kettering Hospital. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Jeronimo, in 2015. She is survived by one son, John Fidder and wife Gina of Dayton, and six grandchildren: Lauren, Alexis, Taren, Lilliana, Thomas and Collin. Rhea was employed as a collections agent at Wright-Patt Credit Union for 23 years. She was a...
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Keith Alan Wolford

December 9, 1969 - August 2, 2017

Services pending with arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Doris Belle Lane

October 23, 1937 - August 2, 2017

LANE, Doris Belle Jacobs, age 79 of Beavercreek, went peacefully to be with her Savior on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 having been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor seven years ago. Doris was born on Oct. 23, 1937 to the late James C. and U. Nadine Jacobs in Cumberland, KY. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, William Earl Lane, and children William (Terri) Lane and Lisa Anne (Steve) Yaney,...
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