Routsong Funeral Home - Kettering Chapel

On first thought, the fact that we are family-owned may not mean much to you. But consider this: Because we have lived here for so long, there is a very good chance that during your time of greatest need, you will be assisted by someone you consider a friend. And, because we are local, you are assured someone from our family will be available to assist you, regardless of the time you call. Like you, we all live here, so we are constantly giving back to the community.

Sometimes a tragedy can change the entire pattern of a man's life. That happened during the Dayton flood of 1913 to Carl T. Routsong, then a rural mailman. He stood at a window in the main post office and watched as the floodwaters washed away his horse and buggy. Without them, Carl could not keep his mail route. Fortunately, his brother-in-law, George Bradford, who had recently started Bradford and Gustin Funeral Home, was in need of extra help. In 1918, when Mr. Gustin retired, Carl entered into a partnership with George Bradford and the firm was founded. Reorganization in 1952 marked the beginning of Routsong Funeral Home and the rest is history!

Death care businesses have traditionally been transferred to successive generations and ours is no exception. Today we are at our third generation of running Routsong Funeral Home and we look forward to a future of continued succession.

In 1918, with the partnership of Bradford and Routsong, the firm was formed. Following a reorganization in 1952, Routsong Funeral Homes has grown to our present size through adherence to our principles, which are to present the options available to families, and to faithfully fulfill their wishes with conscientious service.

Carl T. Routsong was the founder of Routsong Funeral Home. His son, Thomas H. Routsong, joined the firm in 1952, followed by his son, Thomas A. Routsong, in 1979. Mrs. Thomas H. (Martha) Routsong joined the three-generation family-run business when she received her funeral director's license in 1979.

The Routsong Funeral Homes, family and staff, are members of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association and the Federated Funeral Directors of America. All these organizations are pledged to serve the public in accordance with prescribed ethical standards.

We are a caring Christian family, and our desire is to continue serving Dayton area families, in their time of need, as we have for over 80 years.


Our Obituaries

Edward Adam Schwinn

August 16, 1928 - June 7, 2018

SCHWINN, Edward Adam, age 89, of Centerville, formerly of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Edward was born to Edward Albert and Beulah Grace (nee Hunsberger) Schwinn on August 16, 1928 in Barberton, OH. He graduated from Stivers High School, Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Science and from Miami University with a Masters of...
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Virginia E. O'Connor

May 21, 1932 - June 4, 2018

O’CONNOR, Virginia E., age 86, of Kettering, OH, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 4, 2018 comforted by her loving daughter at her side. “Ginny” was born to the late Maxwell S. and Mabel K. (nee Brunsman) Bowman on May 21, 1932 in Dayton, OH. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology where she was a member of Alpha...
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Timothy Tim Murphy

February 13, 1941 - June 2, 2018

MURPHY, Timothy H. “Tim”, age 77, of Centerville, formally of Oakwood OH, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Tim was a great father, wonderful grandfather, and an exceptional husband. He and Sandy were married for 54 years and raised 3 fabulous daughters. He retired from Harrison Radiator in 2001 after 36 years. After retirement he worked at...
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Leon A. Whitney

September 16, 1929 - June 2, 2018

WHITNEY, Leon A., age 88, died on June 2, 2018. Loving husband of Betsy B. Whitney for over 65 years. Preceded in death by his parents Richard A. and Mary T. Whitney, and brother Richard T. Whitney. Survived by his wife Betsy, son Richard A. Whitney, daughters Anne W. Chatfield and husband William, and Molly W. Grant and husband Doug. Also survived by his...
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June Jordan

June 1, 1944 - June 1, 2018

JORDAN,June Ann, age 74, passed away June 1, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton in Ohio. June was preceded in death by her husbands, Duane Jordan (2012) and Dean Cox (1991); and sister, Nancy Jayne Ferchland (2017). She is survived by sisters, Beryl Bradick (Mark) and Carey Jernigan; and nieces, Josette Day (Gary), Maureen McGinnis (Kevin Kleinstiver), Donna O...
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Mary Catherine Opfer

December 21, 1947 - May 22, 2018

OPFER, Mary Catherine “Cathy” (Sanders), age 70, of Washington Township, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 21, 1947 to the late Carl B. and Helen Patricia (Wilson) Sanders. Cathy was the beloved wife of her husband Warren Arthur Opfer for over 45 years. She is also survived by her two children, Laura...
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Donald Thomas Calvert

January 20, 1928 - May 21, 2018

Calvert, Donald Thomas On Monday, May 21, 2018, retired pastor, Don Calvert, passed away at the age of 90 years old. His family will miss him dearly. Don graduated from Western Hills High School in 1946. He earned a BS in Philosophy & History from the University of Cincinnati in 1950 and a Masters of Divinity from Eden Seminary in 1953. After becoming...
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John Randal Huntsberger

January 27, 1929 - May 21, 2018

HUNTSBERGER, John "Jack" Randal, age 89 of Aurora, OH, formerly of Oakwood, OH, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. Jack was born on January 27, 1929 to the late Randal and Marie (Carey) Huntsberger in Dayton, OH. He was a class of 1947 graduate of Chaminade High School. Jack served in the US Air Force in Tokyo, Japan, where he met his wife Taeko....
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Alvin James Wyrick, Sr.

October 21, 1929 - May 20, 2018

WYRICK, Alvin, 88 of Columbia, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Tug Valley Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Alvin was born on October 21, 1929, in St. Petersburg, FL, the son of the late Ralph Phillip and Ida Ava Stephens Wyrick. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Marian Jeannine McCambell, Ralph Phillip...
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Doris J. Colvin

July 7, 1930 - May 20, 2018

COLVIN, Doris Jean, 87, of Centerville, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Doris was born, in Dayton, to the late Albert and Florence (Ellerman) Upp on July 7, 1930. She went on to graduate from Fairview High School in 1948 and attended the Dayton Art Institute. She was a longtime member of the First Church of Christ Science in Boston, MA and also...
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Karl Edward Yost

January 2, 1948 - May 18, 2018

YOST, Karl Edward, age 70, of Washington Twp., died at home with his loving family by his side on Friday, May 18, 2018. Born in Newark, OH to Louis and Marjorie Yost and then moving to Beavercreek, OH at an early age. Karl graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1966. He served his country during the Vietnam War, returning home to become a Journeyman...
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Walter Urban Stachler

August 24, 1922 - May 16, 2018

Stachler, Walter Urban “Walt”, age 95, formerly of Kettering, OH, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Ocala, FL. Walt was born on August 24, 1922 to the late Ray and Matilda (Rentz) Stachler, in Troy, OH. He was a graduate of Patterson Co-Op High School and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. Walt served honorably in the China-Burma...
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Richard Wayne Poore

January 16, 1941 - May 16, 2018

POORE, Richard W., 77, of Miami Township, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Richard was born on January 16, 1941, in Augusta, WI to the late Elijah and Ruth (Rich) Poore. He graduated from East High in Madison, WI, and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin. He spent 33 years with Kroger before retiring in 2002. Richard was a member...
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Ruth Myers

October 20, 1927 - May 15, 2018

MYERS, Ruth Sauter, loving wife, mother and friend, passed away May 15, 2018 at the age of 90. Ruth was born in 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Sauter and Adelaide Gieske Sauter. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Packard; brother, John Sauter; husband, Robert (Bob); grandson, Kevin. She is survived by her four children, Bob Myers Jr. ...
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Wilma Jean Meckstroth

July 5, 1928 - May 13, 2018

MECKSTROTH, Wilma Jean, (nee Andrew), beloved wife and mother, age 89, departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Kettering Hospital. Wilma was born in Dayton to Edgar and Olive (Snyder) Andrew on July 5, 1928. She graduated from Fairmont High School in 1946 and Northwestern University School of Music in 1950. Wilma met Robert...
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Mary Jo E. Dizek

February 2, 1937 - May 13, 2018

DIZEK, Mary Jo E., age 81, long time resident of Kettering, passed away on May 13, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1937 in Olean, NY to Leo and Ellen Keenan. Mary Jo earned her Bachelor’s in English from The College of Our Lady of the Elms. She was an avid Dayton Flyers fan and enjoyed knitting, yard work, playing Bingo at Ascension Church, and...
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John Raymond Wysong

July 2, 1943 - May 13, 2018

WYSONG, John “Jack” Raymond, age 74, of Centerville, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. John was born on July 2, 1943 in Dayton, OH to Leonard and Rita Wysong. He graduated from Patterson Co-Op High School and earned both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management from the University of Dayton....
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Delores Kirkland

December 29, 1928 - May 12, 2018

KIRKLAND, Delores Evaline (nee Gordon), age 89, passed away at her home on May 12, 2018. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Routsong Funeral Home.
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A. Lillian Landers

May 13, 1928 - May 10, 2018

LANDERS, A. Lillian, age 89, of Wilmington, formerly of Centerville, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Lillian is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years Howard Landers. She is remembered by her daughters Linda (David) Jones and Patricia (Daniel) Eggert; grandchildren, Patrick (Amanda), Travis (Michele), Shelby (Mark), Tonia (Geoff),...
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Mitchell Alec Simmons

December 31, 1993 - May 5, 2018

Mitchell Alec Simmons, age 24, passed away Sunday, May 6th, 2018. He was a graduate of Beavercreek High School in 2012 and received his BA in Criminal Justice from the Ohio University in 2016. In high school, Mitchell was a kicker for his football team and a member of a number of clubs and organizations. In college, Mitchell was an active member of the Alpha Phi Omega...
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Richard E. McCaffrey

September 3, 1938 - May 4, 2018

McCAFFREY, Richard E. Sr., Age 79, formerly of Riverside, passed away on May 4, 2018. Richard was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Luella (Dalling) McCaffrey and his wife of 60 years Janet. His family includes his son, Richard (Lisa) McCaffrey, Jr. of Kettering; daughter, Julie McCaffrey of Xenia; three...
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Matthew H. Cook

November 13, 1963 - May 4, 2018

COOK, Matthew Harry, age 54, died May 4th, 2018, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Glenwood, Florida. Matt lived in Florida for the past 30 years at Duvall Homes and School for the developmentally disabled. Matt enjoyed music esp. Elton John, Harry Belefonte, and The Unicorn song, and Burl Ives. He was very fun loving and sociable, and loved to be well...
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Jamie Catherine Bruggeman

January 18, 1928 - May 2, 2018

BRUGGEMAN, Jamie Catherine, passed away on May 2, 2018 at the age of 90. Jamie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert J. (Bob) Bruggeman; parents, Hester Kirkwood and James C. Hawkes; stepfather, Wesley Kirkwood; and her beloved grandson, Jonathon Gregory Bruggeman. She is survived by extended family and friends, including treasured...
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Francesca Rosaria Dastoli

October 2, 1927 - April 30, 2018

DASTOLI, Francesca Rosaria, age 90, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018. She was born in Filadelfia, Italy on October 2, 1927 to Francesco and Angela Pujia. Francesca and her family moved to America in 1965. As a young girl, Francesca began working as a seamstress in Italy, a career she continued working alongside her husband Giovanni for...
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Helen Elizabeth Hayes

January 26, 1917 - April 30, 2018

HAYES, Helen Elizabeth (nee Tatum), passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, after living on this Earth for 101 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Grady E. Hayes, her son William C. Phelps, her nephew Jordan Schuster, her great-grandson Brenden, and her cousin Marty Robinson and husband Jim Robinson, She was a member of Christ Methodist Church in...
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Margaret Kender

October 30, 1908 - April 29, 2018

KENDER, Margaret, born Oct. 30, 1908, Dayton, Ohio. Died Monday, April 29, 2018, age 109 ½. Preceded in death by Parents Andrew & Elizabeth Liphart (Liebhardt ); sister, Elizabeth Eschenberg; brother, Frank Liphart; half nieces, Theresa Messaros & Jennie Lapois; husbands, Joseph S. Balogh & William Kender; step-sons, William & Eugene...
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Wilma Allen

February 12, 1926 - April 29, 2018

ALLEN, Wilma, age 92, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Wilma was born to the late Felix and Nancy (Feltner) Wooten on February 12, 1926 in Hazard, KY. She graduated from Hazard High School and enjoyed sewing, music, and spending time with her sisters and family. Wilma was a member of Church of the Christ. She is preceded in...
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Carla Treppenhauer Greis

December 6, 1923 - April 27, 2018

GREIS, Carla Treppenhauer, age 94 of Centerville, Ohio, formerly of Malverne, New York, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. She was born on December 6, 1923 in Shanghai, China, the only child of Carl and Adele (Dietze) Treppenhauer. At that time, Shanghai was a bustling city, the European center of commerce and trade in China and so...
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Joanne Louise Schaaf

January 4, 1956 - April 27, 2018

SCHAAF, Joanne Louise, age 62, of Bellbrook, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. Joanne had a love of helping people. She volunteered regularly at the senior center’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, the Beavercreek Theatre Club, Day of Caring, Family Violence Prevention Center and many other organizations that she held dear. Joanne enjoyed spending time...
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Dale Lewis Mengle

July 12, 1920 - April 27, 2018

MENGLE, Dale Lewis, age 97, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. Dale was born to the late Jesse Roy and Mildred Beatrice (nee Smith) Mengle on July 12, 1920 in Morrow, OH. He graduated from Morrow High School in Morrow, OH. Dale served his country in the Army Air Corp. during WWII in the Air Training Command in Kansas and Texas. After...
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Marvin L. Billow

October 24, 1929 - April 26, 2018

BILLOW, Marvin L, 88, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 26th in Tucson, AZ. He was a graduate of Ney High School in Ney, OH in 1947 and received his B.S. in Business Administration from Capital University and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 on the aircraft carrier U.S.S....
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Donald R. Turton

January 4, 1932 - April 25, 2018

TURTON, Donald R., age 86, of Centerville, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Donald was born on January 4, 1932, to Ralph and Mildred (Beach) Turton. When Donald was 3 years old the family relocated to Centerville where he became a lifelong resident. He graduated from Centerville High school in 1951, before serving his country in the US Army. He was...
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Jack A. Daugherty

November 6, 1924 - April 24, 2018

DAUGHERTY, D.D.S., Jack A., age 93, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Jack was born on November 6, 1924 in Columbus, OH. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII stationed in Guam and served with the Marine Corp. on Iwo Jima where he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Jack graduated from Case Western School of Dentistry and...
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Megan S. Rion

November 12, 1973 - April 21, 2018

Rion (North), Megan (1973-2018) had a passionate curiosity to explore the beauty of the world and a natural ability to nurture and care for any plant or animal that crossed her path. She moved through this world as a thoughtful, creative soul. She fell in love with her husband, Jon Paul over a bed of lavender. They went on to create the farm, which was her sanctuary. She had a...
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Phuong V. Dang

March 14, 1926 - April 20, 2018

DANG, Phuong V., age 92, of Dayton, formerly of Vietnam, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018. Phuong was born on March 14, 1926 to Bang Dang and Nhan Pham and graduated from the National Academy of Government Administration. Phuong served as a member of the Congress of South Vietnam from 1967-71. During the time he served as a Congressman, he was...
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John Edward Wunder

July 7, 1923 - April 20, 2018

WUNDER, John Edward, Sr, age 94 of Kettering, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. John was born on July 7, 1923 in Howe, IN. He graduated from Lima High School in 1941 where he was a star basketball player. John graduated from Purdue University with a BSME in 1948, followed by graduate work at MIT. He proudly served in The Army Air...
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Thomas James Nugent, Jr.

April 13, 1942 - April 18, 2018

NUGENT, Thomas James, Jr. Age 76 of Dayton, OH and South Daytona, FL, passed away on April 18 in South Daytona. Tom was a 1960 graduate of Belmont High School. He was an independent businessman. He owned area drive-thru carry outs and Federal Vending. He began his career in his dad’s trucking business, Terminal Cartage. Tom and his dad worked side by side until...
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Bruce Allen Susong

January 24, 1945 - April 18, 2018

SUSONG, Bruce Allen, age 73, of Springboro, OH, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was born to the late Gus and Mary (nee Ingle) Susong, on January 24, 1945 in Dayton, OH. Bruce graduated from Kiser High School in 1963, and went on to serve honorably in the U.S. Army for 3 years. He is preceded in death by brother&...
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Bernadine Drees

November 6, 1937 - April 17, 2018

DREES, Bernadine Loretta., also known as Bernie, passed away on April 17, 2018 in Surprise, AZ at the age of 80. Bernie was born in Anna, OH on November 6, 1937 to Bernadine and Joseph Drees. Bernie is survived by her two sisters, Doris Drees and Mildred Gudorf; sisters-in-law Bert Drees and Pat Drees; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernadine is preceded in...
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Shirley-Ann Dyckman

April 30, 1931 - April 17, 2018

DYCKMAN, Shirley-Ann, age 86, of Kettering, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She was born on April 30, 1931 in Ossining Village, NY. Shirley-Ann retired from Ohio Bell after 35 years of dedicated service as a supervisor. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved Aunt Mae and Uncle Elwood Durham; her brother, Charles Dyckman; her...
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Ann Elizabeth Hume

March 15, 1928 - April 17, 2018

MAHRT-HUME, Ann Elizabeth, age 90, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She was born on March 15, 1928 to the late Charles and Marie Borns. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Mahrt Jr. in 1973, and her second husband, Ralph Hume in 1999. She is survived by her four sons, John C. (Evelyn) Mahrt III, Ronald L. (Sally) Mahrt, Michael A...
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Wanda Joanne Westerman

May 20, 1931 - April 15, 2018

Wanda Joanne Westerman, age 86, previously of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Miller Farm Place in Centerville, Ohio. She was born in Columbus, Ohio to Joel Lucas and Lula Estella (Piatt) Roberts on May 20, 1931. Wanda married the love of her life, Jack Leroy Westerman on April 5, 1952, and moved from her beloved Columbus to...
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Mary Kathryn Blair

November 28, 1926 - April 14, 2018

BLAIR, Mary Kathryn, age 91, of Kettering, OH, passed away on April 14, 2018. Kathryn was born to the late Earl and Bessie (Hutson) Hayes on November 28, 1926 in Crossville, TN. She was a past member of Shroyer Road Baptist Church and loved to play golf in her younger years. Kathryn is preceded in death by her loving husband, Grover Blair, Jr.; sister&...
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Robert L. Eigel, Sr.

January 10, 1937 - April 11, 2018

EIGEL, Colonel Robert L. Sr., age 81, died April 11, 2018 at his home in Centerville, OH. Bob was born on January 10, 1937 in St. Louis, MO. to Dr. Edwin and Catherine (Rohan) Eigel. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edwin Jr., Thomas, James, William, and John and sister, Kay Fuhrman. Bob is survived by his loving and...
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Naunearl P. Parrett

November 5, 1935 - April 11, 2018

PARRETT, Naunearl, 82, of Beavercreek passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Naunearl was born in Gravel Lick, KY to Boyd and Susie (Seaborn) Purvis, on November 5, 1935. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, and adored her family. She found great pleasure in spending time with her great-grandkids, Madison...
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Melvin Stewart Lammers

April 21, 1938 - April 10, 2018

LAMMERS, Melvin (Mel) S., age 79, of Beavercreek, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Mel was born in San Diego in 1938 but moved to the Dayton area as a young boy. Mel was the son of Melvin B. Lammers and Dorothy Nona Stewart Lammers. After graduating from Springfield High School, Mel attended The Ohio State University as witnessed by his diploma in Engineering...
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Mike Keadey

April 6, 1949 - April 6, 2018

KEADEY, Michael Edward, age 69, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. Mike was born on April 6, 1949 in Toledo, OH to William and Mary (Essig) Keadey. He graduated from Oakwood High School and earned his Bachelors Degree from Otterbein College. Mike was quite the athlete as a young man. He played sports all through high school years and was an All-Conference College...
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Nancy L. McBride

July 30, 1930 - April 2, 2018

MCBRIDE, Nancy Louise (Hodapp), age 87. She died Monday, April 2, 2018 in Kettering Hospital. Nancy is survived by her husband, Frank Jr. and four children; Eileen (Tommy) Illing; Frank III, (Mary Beth) and their children, Sean and Megan, Doug (Chris), Angela (Dennis) and their children, Melisa (Tyler) Christy and Dennis Jr., and 3 great grandchildren...
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Linda Leigh Eilmann

May 3, 1948 - March 31, 2018

EILMANN, Linda Leigh (nee Collier), age 69, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018. She was born to late William A. and Evelyn J. Collier on May 3, 1948 in Cleveland, OH. Linda graduated from Brush High School in 1966 and with a degree in medical assisting from Cuyahoga Community College in 1969. She was a member of the Women’s...
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Lisa M. Nitz

October 15, 1964 - March 30, 2018

NITZ, Lisa Mary (Tavis), 53, of Bellbrook, went home to be with her Lord and Savior following her unexpected passing in Naples, FL. area on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. Lisa was born on October 15, 1964 in Langdon, ND, later moving to Indianapolis, IN with her parents Ron and Marilyn Tavis. She attended Indiana University and earned her B.S.N in Nursing...
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John Maurice Curnow

June 30, 1923 - March 28, 2018

CURNOW, John Maurice was born on June 30, 1923, in the village of Ickenham near London, England, and passed away at the age of 94 on March 28, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio. He attended the City of London School where he swam for the school. He joined the Royal Air Force during World War II at the age of seventeen and trained as a navigator in South Africa. He flew on both...
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Merlin Eugene Culver

January 19, 1934 - March 26, 2018

CULVER Sr., Merlin Eugene, age 84, passed away March 26, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross E. and Ruth Culver; sister, Donna Denham; brother, Homer Culver; sister-in-law, Marjorie Rutherford. He is survived by his wife of 60 years and 9 months, Emma Louise Culver; 3 sons, Gene (Mary), Mike, Mark (Shellie);...
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Frances Ellen Bailey

December 21, 1934 - March 26, 2018

BAILEY (nee Marchese), Frances E., 83, of Washington Township, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late James and Marion Frances went on to graduate from Queens College in 1966, with a B.S. in Psychology. In 1964 Frances and her husband, Robert Bailey, moved to the Dayton area, where they lived and raised their children...
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Carol J. Stevens

September 28, 1938 - March 23, 2018

STEVENS, Carol J., age 79, of Dayton, formerly of Battle Creek, MI passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. Carol was born on September 28, 1938 to William and Angela (Schoen) Neidhardt in Toledo, OH. She graduated from St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, and attended University of Toledo. Her greatest joy was brought to her by her children and grandchildren....
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Harvey Herbert Dungan

October 19, 1927 - March 19, 2018

DUNGAN, Harvey H., 90 of Springfield, IL, died on Monday March 19, 2018. Harvey was born October 19, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Charles H. Dungan and Lydia Schmidt Dungan. He married Helen Pancake on February 11, 1949 in Dayton Harvey served his country during WWII with US Army Transportation Corps and was assigned to the Pacific Theater, Japan...
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Christine H. Lyons

May 28, 1921 - March 19, 2018

LYONS, Christine, age 96, of Springboro, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. Christine was born on May 28, 1921 to John and Marie (Moore) Ford in Dunkirk, IN. She loved to read and listen to audio books on CD. Christine enjoyed collecting antique beer mugs and her favorite flower was the African violet. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,...
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Isabelle R. McDermid

January 10, 1920 - March 15, 2018

MCDERMID, Isabelle Richards “Peachy”, age 98, Bethany Village, Centerville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Peachy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Cactus and Succulent Society of Miami Valley (where she served as President for 8 years), and volunteered at Cox Arboretum from 1981 to 1997. She graduated from Cornell...
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David Ullery

August 19, 1948 - March 11, 2018

ULLERY, David Allen, age 69, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Sunday, March, 11, 2018. David was born to Jack W. and Katherine Ullery on August 19, 1948 in Troy, OH. He graduated from Fairmont West High School in 1967 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David retired from Good Samaritan Hospital as a mental health technician after 45 years....
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Jack Whitesell

December 5, 1926 - March 10, 2018

WHITESELL, Jack Wilfred, age 91, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Jack was born on December 5, 1926 in Miamisburg to the late Harry & Carmen (Holtzman) Whitsell. He was drafted in to Army after graduating high school and served in WWII. Jack worked for the state of Ohio with troubled youth thru work programs. He was a mathematician for Montgomery County, and...
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William David Borchers, D.D.S.

November 27, 1952 - March 8, 2018

BORCHERS, D.D.S., William David, age 65, of Oakwood, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018. He graduated from Chaminade High School (1971) and earned both his undergraduate and D.D.S. degrees from The Ohio State University (1977). After only 3 years of undergraduate studies, Bill was accepted to The Ohio State College of Dentistry as 1 of only 5 students in a class...
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William John McNeff

September 17, 1950 - March 7, 2018

MCNEFF, William John, age 67, of Washington Twp., OH, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Bill was born to Grace (McKinnon) and the late William McNeff on September 17, 1950 in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1968 and Cleveland State University in 1972. He later also earned a degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace College and...
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Barry Scott Galen

July 8, 1958 - March 7, 2018

GALEN, Barry S., 58, of Kettering, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Barry was born July 8, 1959 in Port Jefferson, NY to the late Barry and Barbara (Edelstein) Galen. He graduated with his Bachelors in Criminal Justice at the University of Dayton, and completed his law degree at Touro College on Long Island. Barry practiced law for 30...
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Martha Doris Golson

December 8, 1926 - March 6, 2018

GOLSON, Martha Higgins, 91, recently of Centerville, Ohio, and life-long resident of Mulga, Alabama, died on March 6, 2018. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Frances and Tom Bankston; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as by her long-time Alabama friends and her new friends at Bethany Village. She is preceded in death by her...
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Christine Price

September 11, 1944 - March 5, 2018

PRICE, Christine, age 73, of Waynesville, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Chris was a retired Realtor, mutual clerk and bank teller of many years. She belonged to Incarnation parish and was a faithful parish member. Christine was a devoted grandmother of 9 with whom she loved to spend quality time. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen, her...
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Christine Price

September 11, 1944 - March 5, 2018


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Betty Lee Beaman

February 19, 1942 - March 5, 2018

BEAMAN, Betty Lee, age 76, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2018. She was born on February 19, 1942 in Lodi, OH to Daniel and Lois Jackson. Betty grew up in Spencer, OH and graduated from Black River High School in 1960. She went to college in Omaha, NE and worked as a nanny to help pay for her schooling. Upon completion, she moved to New...
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Suzanne M. Saal

September 13, 1937 - March 5, 2018

SAAL, Suzanne “Sue” M. nee Wagner, 80, of Tipp City, passed away Monday, March 5 2018. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years; William; son, Jeff (Brooke) Saal; Daughters, Julie Harris and Lori (Keith) Nakon; Grandsons, Sam and Max Routsong, Ben and Will Nakon; Granddaughter, Kathryn Harris; Sister Carol “Liz” Harry; and numerous...
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Gordon Murray Massie

October 12, 1959 - March 3, 2018

MASSIE, Gordon Murray of Centerville, OH, formerly of Scotland, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Cummins); two daughters, Morgan and Lauren; two sons, Calum and Cameron; sister, Julie. Gordon joins his loving mother, Elizabeth O'Donnell and father, Gordon. A memorial service will be held at 12pm on...
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Gerald Bryant Hollins

March 22, 1932 - March 3, 2018

HOLLINS, Gerald B., (Jerry) age 85, of Kettering, OH, passed away on March 3, 2018. He was born to the late Paul C. and Mary I. (nee Nall) Hollins on March 22, 1932 in Louisville, KY. He was valedictorian of his high school class before continuing his education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He worked as an electrical engineer at the NCR...
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Edward Junior Howard

February 27, 1931 - March 3, 2018

HOWARD, Edward Junior, age 87, of Kettering, formerly Westerville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. Edward was born on February 27, 1931 to George and Grace (Brown) Howard in Ashtabula, OH. Ed is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy (Denney) Howard, daughter Diana (Clifford) Thorstenson, son James, grandchildren Grace and...
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Teresa K. Stanaford

August 19, 1956 - February 27, 2018

STANAFORD, Teresa k., 61, of Kettering, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Teresa was born on August 19, 1956, to the late Frank and Mollie (Gambill) Stanaford, in Dayton, OH. She graduated from Fairmont East HS in 1974 and went on to work at Moraine Assembly for over 14 years. She loved her family very much and spent lots of time with them,...
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Robert Edward Kotowski

January 30, 1947 - February 27, 2018

KOTOWSKI, Robert, age 71, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Bob was born on January 30, 1947 to Edward and Gladys (Spohr) Kotowski in Detroit, MI. He graduated from Redford Union High School in Michigan. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He worked for Sears Roebuck as a HVAC Manager for over 20 years in Detroit. Bob loved his...
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Mary Lehman

March 27, 1936 - February 26, 2018

LEHMAN, Mary Elizabeth Schiller, age 81, of Oakwood passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. She graduated from Oakwood High School in 1954 and received her BA from Denison University in 1958. At Denison, Mary became a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Later, she became a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Junior League of Dayton and...
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Walter Eugene Johnson

May 24, 1924 - February 22, 2018

JOHNSON, Walter E. (Gene), age 93, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Gene was born May 24, 1924 in Marion, OH to Walter and Mae Magdeline (Fetter) Johnson. He was employed by Anaconda for 22 years and also worked for Foster-Forbes, and Essex Paranite. Gene was a volunteer for the Mill Township Fire Dept. for 23 years. He taught line dancing with his...
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Martha Jane Hoernemann

November 12, 1920 - February 20, 2018

HOERNEMANN, Martha J., 97, of Tipp City, formerly of Centerville, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2018. Martha was born to the late James and Bertha (Pfeiffer) Rinehart of New Philadelphia, OH in 1920. After graduating from high school she earned her degree in nursing from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland, and worked there as an RN&...
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Marianne Robeson

January 20, 1934 - February 20, 2018

ROBESON, Marianne, 84, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Marianne was born to the late Emery and Carrie (Townsend) Thompson on January 20, 1934 in Ironton, OH. She graduated from Wilbur Wright High School and was a member of Hope Church. Marianne enjoyed tending to her gardens, traveling and enjoying life. She retired from Ohio...
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Susan Carol Hammond

August 3, 1935 - February 19, 2018

HAMMOND, Susan Carol (Herbert) of Kettering, age 82, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018. Susan was born on August 3, 1935 to Charles F. and Helen K. (Egermayer) Herbert in St. Louis, MO. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. and a M.A. in elementary education and reading. Susan was a member and Deacon at Fairmont Presbyterian Church. She was a...
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Sadako K. Geisel

December 10, 1922 - February 18, 2018

GEISEL, Sadako K., age 95, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Sadako was born on December 10, 1922 in Japan. She was a long time member and very active with Soka Gakkai International (SGI). Sadako was preceded in death by her husband Adam. She is survived by her loving friends Ann and Denny Hart, Eileen and Ashley Thompson, Lauren and Becky Jacobs. Her...
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Jack W. Workman

January 10, 1938 - February 17, 2018

WORKMAN, Jack Walter, age 80 of Centerville, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018. Jack was born in Whitesville, WV on January 10, 1938 and was a graduate of Sherman High School. After graduation Jack went on to complete his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and then completed his Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at Ohio State University. ...
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Sally Jean Stevens

July 25, 1929 - February 15, 2018

STEVENS, Sally Jean, 88, formerly of Greenfield, died on February 15, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio. Sally was born on July 25, 1929 in Columbia City, IN to Walter “Muzzy” and Helen Myers, she grew up as the eldest of three children. Sally graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947. After high school, she graduated from International Business...
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Cleatus Edward Sanders

April 9, 1951 - February 13, 2018

SANDERS, Cleatus Edward “Sandy”, passed away on February 13, 2018 at his home. He was born on April 9, 1951 to James W. and Flora (Wuest) Sanders in Tuscumbia, MO. Sandy graduated from Eldon High School in Eldon, MO. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he retired in 1993 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He then worked and retired...
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Kelly Rose Siedling

October 2, 1967 - February 13, 2018


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Anna Florence Heil

May 25, 1923 - February 13, 2018

HEIL, Anna Florence, 94, of Kettering, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Anna was born May 25, 1923 to Garfield and Ada (Breeden) Landers in Franklin, OH. She graduated from Franklin High School and Miami-Jacobs Business College. Anna retired from GM after 30 years of service. She enjoyed traveling all over the world, spending time with family,...
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Joyce G. Krug

September 26, 1934 - February 12, 2018

KRUG, Joyce G. (nee Zemrock), 83, 0f Kettering, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018. Joyce was born on September 26, 1934, in Wooster, OH, to Michael and Otillia (Olson) Zemrock. She worked in retail her whole life and enjoyed interacting with people and selling. She loved working in her yard, feeding the birds, and decorating her home. She was...
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Naomi Ruth Schubert

August 27, 1939 - February 12, 2018

SCHUBERT, Naomi Ruth (Hill), age 78, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Delta and Henry Hill, as well as her sister and best friend, Fronya Hill. She lost her life-long love, Ben Schubert to Parkinson’s disease in 2008 and...
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Charles Richard Judy

May 7, 1922 - February 10, 2018

JUDY, Charles Richard, age 95, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. Charles was born on May 7, 1922 to Robert and Nina (Fisher) Judy in Dayton, OH. He honorably served in the 4th Marine Division during WWII. Charles drove the half-track and safely brought his troops into Roi-Namur, Saipan (where he earned a purple heart), Tinian, and Iwo Jima. After...
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Louis Sharp

October 1, 1924 - February 8, 2018

SHARP, Louis M. “Lou”, 93, of Kettering, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Lou was born on October 1, 1924 to Garnet and Hortense (Pugh) Sharp. He graduated from McArthur HS in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Following his service he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University in 1950. In Dayton, he...
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Tony Seaborn

June 14, 1931 - February 8, 2018

SEABORN, Tony, age 86, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. Tony was born on June 14, 1931 to William and Jalie (Martin) Seaborn in Sand Gap, KY. Tony was a member of Faith Baptist Church for over 50 years. He owned multiple Shell Service/ Gas Stations and was the epitome of the hard-working man. His was the only service station to open up during the 1978 blizzard...
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John Charles Sechrist

March 4, 1957 - February 7, 2018

John C. Sechrist age 60 passed away peacefully at his home, February 7th, 2018.Born in Erie, March 4th, 1957 to Kenneth R. and Catherine (White) Sechrist. He attended Cathedral Prep’76, the University of Dayton earning a Degree in Business’90, and then graduated from the School of Advertising Art, Dayton Ohio. Cookie as he was known at UD, worked his...
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Barbara Ann Lowden

March 5, 1934 - February 1, 2018

Lowden, Barbara Ann (nee Weber), age 83, of Kettering, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home on February 1, 2018. Barbara was a graduate of The Ursuline Academy in Brown County, Ohio and attended the University of Dayton. In her professional life, Barbara was a manager at the Wagon Lit Travel Agency’s Centerville office and spent many years partnering...
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Paul E. Sullenger

December 26, 1967 - February 1, 2018

SULLENGER, Paul E., age 50, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Paul was born on December 26, 1967 in Dayton, OH to Don Sullenger, PhD and the late Judith (Deck) Sullenger. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1986 where he was very active in their musicals and from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a degree in...
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Jean Katherine Whalen

October 13, 1926 - February 1, 2018

WHALEN, Jean Katherine, age 91, of Oakwood, OH, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Jean was born to the late George H. and Viola M. (Nee Martin) LeBoeuf on October 13, 1926 in Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from University of Dayton and taught Early Childhood Education in the Dayton Public Schools for 30 years. Jean was an avid gardener, great...
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Jo Ann Davis

May 8, 1930 - January 30, 2018

DAVIS, Jo Ann, 87, of Centerville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Jo Ann was born on May 8, 1930 to Irv and Edith (Emerick) Allen, in Dayton, OH. She graduated from Fairview HS in 1948. Jo Ann married her high school sweetheart James Davis in 1959. In addition to being a homemaker, she found...
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Catherine Swinderman Hardman

November 2, 1951 - January 29, 2018

HARDMAN, Catherine (Kate) Swinderman, age 66, of Kettering, passed away on Monday January 29, 2018 after a courageous second battle against breast cancer. Kate was born on November 2, 1951 to Edward and Mercedes (Carey) Swinderman in Dayton, OH. She attended St. Joseph Commercial High School and graduated in 1970. After graduating from St. Elizabeth Medical Center...
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Fred Franklin Blair

August 31, 1936 - January 28, 2018

BLAIR, Fred F., 81, of Centerville, OH, passed away on January 28, 2018. He was born in Harlan, KY, son of the late Ward and Maggie Blair and was preceded in death by his sister Betty Ann Blair Jones. A member of Normandy United Methodist Church in Dayton, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jo (Pope) Blair, their children Jean (Dwayne) Varner...
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Cynthia L. Martin

August 25, 1948 - January 27, 2018

MARTIN, Cynthia L. “Cindy”, age 69. Born in Richmond, Indiana to Lois and the late Larry Stevens, went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2018. Beloved wife of William, loving mother of Brian (Cori) Martin, cherished grandmother of Marissa and William special aunt, sister and friend of many. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. A Mass...
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David Ford Peck

February 19, 1928 - January 26, 2018

PECK, David Ford passed away at his home in Dayton, Ohio on January 26th, 2018, after several months of hospitalization due to heart surgery, a stroke and congestive heart failure. He was 3 weeks from his 90th birthday at the time of his passing. David was the younger son of Warner A. Peck, Sr., a sales manager with Republic Steel Corporation, and Gertrude...
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Charlotte M. Swank

February 5, 1918 - January 26, 2018

SWANK, Charlotte M., age 99, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. Charlotte was born February 5, 1918 to David and Della Zehring in Dayton, OH. She attended First Lutheran Church and was Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Sunbeam Chapter. Charlotte enjoyed playing cards, crafting, reading, and taking long walks. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Norma Kinser

January 30, 1932 - January 25, 2018

KINSER, Norma J., age 85, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018. Norma was born to Paul and Garnet (Rush) Dillion on January 30, 1932 in Union City, Indiana. She was a member of the Rosary Society, and a very active member of Ascension Catholic Church. Norma was also a member of the Women’s Guild and was once named Mother of the Year by them. Her life...
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Donald Carl Beddies, Sr.

October 20, 1927 - January 23, 2018

BEDDIES, Donald Carl Sr., age 90, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Donald was born to the late Otto and Emma Beddies on October 20, 1927. He was a lifelong resident of Dayton and proudly served in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. Donald retired from Meadow Gold Dairy after 35 dedicated years. He is preceded in death by his...
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