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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 3, 1946

Native Of Union City Succumbs In Iowa.

Harve Heckman of Union City, has received word of the death of a brother, Dan Heckman, 74, which occurred at Ottumwa, Iowa, Sunday. The deceased was born and reared in this city and left here 30 years ago. Mr. Heckman had resided in Ottumwa for many years, and he and his wife used to visit Union City every summer.

Besides the brother, he leaves the wife, Maggie; one son, Claude Heckman, of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Binks, Racine, Wis., and Mrs. Lela Barnes, Ottumwa; another brother, Harry (Henry) Heckman, Sulpher Springs, Ark., and a sister Mrs. Sarah J. Landis, Detroit.

No word was disclosed of the burial arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Mrs. Sarah E. Schellhase, 65, wife of Alfred Schellhase, died Friday night at her home in Versailles

The husband and five brothers and sisters survive.

Services were held Monday in Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

[Daughter of Christopher Gerlach and Anna M. Nichol.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Elizabeth Henning, 72, wife of Charles W. Henning, died Saturday at her residence in Greenville.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Willard and Thurl Henning, both of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Trump, Cleveland and Mrs. Bess Suter, Greenville, and three brothers, Otto Dininger, Detroit, and Carl and Harley Dininger, Greenville.

Services were held Monday in the neighboring city with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- An 86-year-old Greenville widow, Mrs. Rachel Richardson, was found dead in bed at her home in Greenville Saturday by a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Cordell.

Final rites were conducted in Greenville Monday with burial at Abbottsville.

[Daughter of Stephen Byers and Matilda Dines.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Miss Iva Fowble, 43, died Friday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Russell Shell, in Arcanum.

The sister and two brothers, Clifford and Russell Fowble, both of Greenville, are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held at the Savona church Monday, with interment at New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 4, 1946

Rev. C. F. Baldwin, Randolph Native, Dies At Greenwood.

Portland, Ind., Sept. 4 --- Rev. C. F. Baldwin, 58, former pastor of the East Main Street Congregational-Christian church here, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday night at his home in Greenwood, where he held a pastorate. He was a Randolph county native and had been in the ministry for 32 years.

Surviving are the widow, Leota; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne Watson and Mrs. Orville Freeman, both of Portland; and one sister, Mrs. Earl Zimmer of Neoga, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Congregational-Christian church, with Rev. Virgil Harris of Huntington, and Rev. Roy Hollowell officiating. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 4, 1946

Death Claims Martha Newlee; Rites Wednesday.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Maxville church for Mrs. Martha M. Newlee, 86, a resident of Farmland for many years, who died suddenly at her home in Farmland at 6 o'clock Monday evening. She was the widow of the late William Newlee.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Corwin Garringer, of Colville, Wash., and four grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 4, 1946

Lynn Man Dies At Hospital; Rites At Former Ohio Home.

Clair Nelson Little, 23, a resident of Lynn, formerly residing in La Rue, Ohio, died at the Randolph County hospital at 10 p. m. Sunday. He was employed in Lynn as a railroad signal electrician.

Surviving are the widow, Maxine; one son, Billie; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Little, and a sister, Marilyn, of La Rue; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Little of La Rue; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Landon of Richwood, Ohio.

The body was taken to La Rue for funeral and interment.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 4, 1946

Brother of Winchester Woman Dies Sunday At Home In Muncie.

Charles V. McGalliard, 61, brother of Mrs. Earl T. Klinck, of Winchester, died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday night at his home, 117 ? West Jackson street, Muncie. He had been in failing health for two years. He was a painter and decorator.

In addition to the sister living in Winchester, he is survived by the widow, Geneva Pearl, and another sister, Mrs. Frank Farrell, of Los Angeles, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 5, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Mrs. Margaret Jane Stump, 78, died at her home in New Madison Sunday after a month's illness.

Survivors include two sons, Umphrey, of Greenville, and Byron, of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Threewits, of Omak, Wash.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stump will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the United Brethren church in New Madison. Burial will be in the Greenmound cemetery. Friends may call at the Sando funeral home there..

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 5, 1865 in Palestine, OH, the daughter of Nathaniel Koons and Sarah Teaford (both b. OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 6, 1946

Mother Of Local Residents Dies; Rites Saturday.

Mrs. Rose Ethel Newbauer, 56, Greenville, died at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a son, Raymond Newbauer, four miles south of Brookville, after a short illness.

Mrs. Newbauer had been employed as a cook at Bryan's Wayne Dairy in Greenville for three years.

She leaves ten other children, six sons and four daughters. They are: Isaac, of Greenville, R. R. 3; Albert, Union City, R. R. 1; Willard, Union City, R. R. 4; William, Brookville, R. R. 3; Robert, Union City, R. R. 4; Edward, Union City, R. R. 2; Mrs. Glen C. Mangas, Mrs. Robert Peebles and Mrs. Albert Witter, also all of Union City R. R. 2, and Miss Georgianna Newbauer, Greenville, R. R. 3.

There are also 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Warren Judy, of West Manchester; Mrs. Harley Martin, Greenville, and Mrs. Fern Bragg, of Greenville, R. R. 1, and a brother, Hershel Vannata, of Arcanum.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Newbaurer residence, 347 Tiffin street, Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 20, 1890 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Isaac Vannata and Sarah K. Trobridge (both b. Darke Co., OH). She was divorced.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 6, 1946

Services Saturday For Former Resident Of Near Union City.

Final rites will be held at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum Saturday at 2 p. m. for A. A. Hawkins, 86, formerly of near Union City, who died at the home of a son, Virgil C., on Arcanum, route one, late Thursday morning after a several months serious illness from cancer. Interment will be in Nashville cemetery.

Mr. Hawkins had lived southeast of Union City for several years until he was taken ill 18 months ago and made his home with the son. He had been bedfast for the past two weeks.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 6, 1946

Harry Shelley Passes Away In Union City.

Harry L. Shelley, a 69-year-old lifetime resident of the Union City community, passed away at 11 p. m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Teegarden, 205 Mulberry street, following a two-week serious illness from arteriosclerosis.

Mr. Shelley was born near Harrisville June 21, 1877, son of William and Elizabeth Dixon-Shelley, and attended No. 3 Harrisville school. He was married to Grace E. Shelley near Union City in 1899, and was a foreman at the Body company for 26 years. Failing health caused his retirement 10 years ago. Mr. Shelley was a member of the Harrisville Christian church.

Besides the wife and daughter, he leaves a son, Franklin Shelly, Connersville; eight grandchildren; one brother, Frank Shelley, of Harrisville, and a sister, Mrs. Nova Bretz, of Bradford, Ohio. Another son, Edgar, died from injuries in a train accident in 1944.

The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Union City Methodist church in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman. Interment will be made in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 6, 1946

Wife Of Former Theater Owner Dies Thursday.

Mrs. Bertha Leona Wenger, 65, wife of Roll Wenger who formerly operated the Miami and Grand theaters in Union City for several years, passed away at the Union City hospital at 9:26 p. m. Thursday following a three day's serious illness from complications.

A resident of Union City for the past 27 years, her late home was at 348 Clifford avenue.

Mrs. Wenger was born in Randolph county, daughter of George and Mary Bennett-Wilkerson. She was married to Mr. Wenger in Union City April 21, 1898.

Surviving besides the husband, are three sons, George, Marvin and Herman Wenger, all of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Welbourn, Indianapolis and Mrs. Theodore Olson, Dayton; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Berna Bugher, Union City, and Mrs. Flaud Hart, Eads, Colo.

Last rites will be held at 1 p. m. Monday at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

The body will be taken from the funeral home to the late residence where friends may call after 3 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 6, 1946

Bert Thompson Dies Thursday At Lynn Home.

Bert Thompson, 69, passed away at his home southeast of Lynn at 10:30 a. m. Thursday after a lingering illness.

He is survived by the widow, Nina; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Manning, of near Lynn; two sons, Darrell Kinnaman, of Greenfield, Ind., and Farrell Kinnaman, of Cleveland, O.; two brothers, Emery and Elmer, both of Franklin, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. William Henderson, also of Franklin; three half brothers, Hal Poore, of Franklin, and Harry and Liva Poore of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Arba Friends church with Rev. James Katsch officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Manning, southeast of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 6, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Anna [Susanna] Willson, widow of the late Harry Willson, who for over a quarter century operated a confectionery in Greenville, died Sunday at her home in the neighboring city. [She was 83 years old.]

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Willson-Markey of Beaver Dam, Va.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. Allie M. Young, of Celina.

Services were held Wednesday in Greenville, with burial in the city cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 6, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Funeral services were held Wednesday in Versailles for Mrs. Lillie A. Voisard, 73, whose death occurred Monday at her home in the Darke county town. Interment was in Greenlawn cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph and James, both of Versailles; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Armstrong of St. Marys, and Mrs. Rollie Holsapple, Versailles; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, and a brother.

[She was the daughter of John H. Harman and Margaret Tennet. Her husband was Charles C. Voisard.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 7, 1946

Former Jackson Teacher Dies; Rites Monday.

Funeral services for Raymond (Pete) Corle, 39, a former science teacher at the Jackson, Ohio, township school, who died Friday morning at the Wayne hospital, Greenville, will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Evangelical and Reform church in the neighboring city with Rev. E. V. Locks in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

He had been in failing health for the past two years.

Mr. Corle was an instructor at Jackson school for seven years prior to going to Greenville where he taught for many years. His late residence was located at 337 East Fourth street, Greenville. Mr. Corle was a member of the Ansonia Masonic lodge and Greenville chapter of the Royal Arch Masons.

Surviving are the wife, Jessie; two daughters, Doris and Barbara Corle both at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Corle, of Fort Jefferson; two brothers, Clyde Corle, Greenville, and Glen Corle, Union City, route four, and three sisters, Mrs. Oren Longfellow and Miss Ruth Corle, Greenville, route one, and Mrs. Clark Halley, Union City, route one.

The body has been removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. Saturday.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Raymond Peter Corle was born Oct. 5, 1906 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Lewis R. Corle (b. in Randolph Co., IN) and Eva C. Getting (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 7, 1946

Noted County Woman Dies At Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edwin S. Jaqua, 76, of Winchester, who died at 2:40 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Randolph county hospital, will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence, 403 East Franklin street, Winchester, with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Jaqua was a prominent lifelong resident of Randolph county. She was the former Miss Lulu Clayton, daughter of John and Mary Clayton, widely known Randolph county pioneers whose home was near Maxville. She was the widow of Edwin S. Jaqua and was a member of the Winchester Presbyterian church. She had been ill for eleven months and in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Francis Simpson and Mrs. Eddie Stonerock, and two sons, John and George Jaqua, all of Winchester; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 7, 1946

Pneumonia Takes Life Of Five-Month-Old Rita Kay Ludwick.

Rita Kay Ludwick, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ludwick, Winchester route 3, died at the Randolph County hospital at 4:55 p. m. Thursday evening, following a brief illness. Death was due to pneumonia.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Heaton of near Winchester, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Ludwick of Ridgeville, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Raymond Harris officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 9, 1946

Noted Randolph County Figure Is Dead At 64.

A noted Randolph county figure, (Bert) Eugene Woodbury, 64, passed away at 4:45 a. m. Sunday at his residence, 224 N. Howard street, Union City, following a four-year illness from a complication of diseases.

Final rites will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mr. Woodbury was born near South Salem on December 19, 1881. He attended Wayne township school and was graduated from Muncie Normal college prior to becoming a school teacher and later an attorney in Union City. He was married to Ethel Belle Ward in Greenville in 1908.

His extended public career included the office of mayor of Union City, Indiana, about 30 years ago; prosecuting attorney for Randolph county for a number of years; assistant state budget director, and state assistant inheritance tax administrator.

"Bert," as he preferred to be called, had a world of friends because he was the sort of person who spoke to and treated everyone in the same friendly manner.

He attended the South Salem church and was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.

Besides the widow, Mr. Woodbury is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Eugene and Alice Lucile Woodbury, of Richmond; an aunt, Mrs. Ollie Jaqua, Union City, and a cousin, Mort Woodbury, of Hollywood, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 9, 1946

Mrs. Evelyn Heath Dies In Richmond; Related Locally.

Portland, Ind., Sept. 9 --- Mrs. Evelyn Heath, 25, wife of Otto Heath, of east of Portland died Sunday morning in a Richmond hospital.

Surviving besides the husband, are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Garringer, of Randolph county; a stepson, James; a step-daughter, Mrs.Clarence Kneuss, of Geneva; three brothers, Everrett Garringer of Bryant, and Merritt and Thurman Garringer, both of Randolph county, and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Harris and Mrs. Robert Wallace, both of Randolph county.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Baird chapel. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 9, 1946

Joseph Ebeling, Accident Victim, Dies Sunday.

Joseph Thomas Ebeling, 21-year-old lifelong resident of the Union City community, died at Wayne hospital in Greenville Sunday evening at 5 o'clock for injuries suffered in a motor scooter-auto accident last Monday. His late residence was located at 818 Central avenue.

In the accident which occurred in Greenville, the youth sustained a fractured skull, broken jaw and cuts and bruises. He had been in a coma since the time he suffered the injuries.

A native of Bartonia, Mr. Ebeling was born on December 1, 1924, son of Merl and Ann Donahue-Ebeling. He attended the St. Marys parochial school and Wayne township high school and was employed at the Union City Body company. He was a member of the St. Marys Catholic church.

Surviving are the mother, at home; three brothers, John, George and James Lee, at home; five sisters, Alberta, Betty and Doris Ebeling, at home, and Miss Kathleen Ebeling, Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Noreen Bickel, Union City; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Donahue, Union City, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ebeling, also Union City. The father preceded the son in death.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Marys church at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning in charge of Rev. Aquinas Knoff. Interment will be made in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 9, 1946

Anderson Rites Will Be Tuesday In Union City.

Last rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home for Thomas Berton Anderson, 77, a retired Randolph county general contractor and builder, who died suddenly Saturday at 10 p. m. at his residence, 707 West Division street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack.

Rev Owen Livengood of Akron, Ohio, will be in charge , with burial at Spartanburg.

The Elks will hold a lodge of sorrow Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the funeral home.

Mr. Anderson had been in declining health for the past number of years and was confined to his bed for the last week.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, he was born in Spartanburg February 25, 1869, son of Edward L. and Lydia Paxson-Anderson. He attended grade school at Spartanburg and Union City, graduating from the later prior to attending Butler college at Indianapolis.

He was married to Gertrude Kelley in Lynn on December 1, 1897 and they came to Union City 25 years ago. Mr. Anderson was in charge of the construction of the present Union City West Side school building in 1921 and also supervised construction at the Spartanburg, McKinley, Jackson, Ohio, and many other consolidated schools in Indiana and Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson entertained their family with a dinner party June 11 when their grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present.

He was a member of the Spartanburg Christian church, Masonic lodge and B. P. O. Elks lodge of which he was a past trustee.

Besides the wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles Mann, Richmond, Indiana and Mrs. James J. Patchell, Union City; one son, Parks Anderson, Union City; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son, Kelley, died during 1931.

Friends may view the body at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 10, 1946

Heart Attack Is Fatal To Resident Of Winchester.

Mrs. Nora Vanderburg-Lockhart, 75, died suddenly of a heart attack at 11:40 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. G. Canada, 520 South Main street, Winchester, with whom she had resided for the past nine years.

Mrs. Lockhart was born near Albany, in Delaware county, and lived there almost 65 years after which she moved to Anderson and then to Winchester. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the O. R. Baker Sunday school class, Magazine club and the Eastern Star in Albany.

Mrs. Canada is the only survivor.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lockhart will be held at the residence of her daughter at 1 p. m. Thursday with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge. Final rites will be held at the Rush funeral home in Albany at 3:30 p. m. with Rev. Payne officiating. Burial will be in the Strong cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the Canada residence where friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 10, 1946

One-Year Illness Claims Life Of Martha Riegle.

Mrs. Martha Lee Riegle, 22 years old, passed away at 9:30 p. m. Monday at her residence, 119 South Division street, Union City, after a one-year illness. Her death came on the day of her birthday anniversary.

A lifelong resident of Union City, she was born on September 9, 1924, daughter of Albert and Margaret Holden-Schmidt. She was a graduate of the Union City East Side high school and was married to Donald Riegle February 7, 1941 in Portland. Mrs. Riegle attended the United Brethren church.

Besides the husband and parents, the survivors include two children, John Frederick, age four, and Donald Eugene, age two, at home, and three brothers, John and Eugene Schmidt, both of Union City, and Richard of Greenville.

The body will be taken from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the United Brethren church Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be made in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 11, 1946

Burial Planned Here For Former Resident.

Mrs. Sarah Carter, 88, widow of William W. Carter, died at her home in Washington, D. C., Tuesday morning. She was a former resident of Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Ida, of Denver, Colo., and Nell, of Washington, D. C., and three grandchildren. A son and daughter, Walter Carter and Mrs. Florence Ruby, are deceased.

The body is being shipped to the Fraze funeral home and upon arrival it will be taken directly to the Union City cemetery where graveside services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday with Rev. Cecil Atkinson in charge.

Mrs. Carter was a native of New Madison and was the daughter of David and Eliza Ault.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 11, 1946

Union City Man Dies In Crash In Southern Ohio.

Dispatches today disclosed that Odell L. Gunter, 27-year-old resident of Union City for the past four months, was killed Monday at about 5 p. m. in a collision between a gasoline truck and new bus he was delivering for the Dealer's Transport company to Parkersburg, W. Va. The accident occurred on a hill near Coolville [?], Ohio. A Coolville man riding with Gunter also was killed.

Mr. Gunter came to Union City from Arkansas, and had worked for Dealer's Transport since residing in the city. He had made his home on Elm street for the past few weeks.

He was unmarried and all his immediate survivors reside in Arkansas.

No word has been received of the burial arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 11, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Last rites for Mary Ann Von Wihl, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kirt Von Wihl, were held Tuesday in Greenville. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery, near the neighboring city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 11, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Despondent over failing health is said to have motivated the suicide of Harry (Hal) Henning, 77, who hanged himself Sunday afternoon in his bedroom in a rooming house at Greenville.

He leaves a son, Joseph, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Cledis Searl, Dayton; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Ebeling, of Greenville, and Mrs. George Rue, Ansonia.

Final rites were held Wednesday in Greenville, with burial at New Madison.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born February 6, 1869 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Jacob Henning and Lavina Himes (both b. Darke Co., OH). He was widowed.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 12, 1946

Belle V. Hobbs Dies Following Long Illness.

Belle V. Hobbs, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of her son, Harrison Hobbs, on Union City route two, two and one-half miles west of Union City, following a lingering illness.

She was born July 15, 1861, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hanks in Edger county, Illinois and came to Randolph county thirty-five years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a distant relative of Nancy Hanks Lincoln.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Russell Castle of Winchester, Mrs. John Bullington of Austin, Ind., Mrs. Ola Certain of Terre Haute, Ind., and the son, Harrison, at whose home she died.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hobs will be conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Burial will be in the Hill Dale cemetery at Martinsville, Ind.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 1 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 12, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Mary Lulu Cottrell, 71, widow of the late J. A. Cottrell, former assistant superintendent of Darke county's public school system, died unexpectedly Monday night at Mount Vernon, Ohio, from the effects of a heart attack.

Mrs. Cottrell was the mother of Erk Cottrell, one of the first Darke countians killed in action in France in World War I. The American Legion post in Greenville is named in his honor.

Services were held in Greenville Thursday, with burial in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born April 11, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Richard Mendenhall and Margaret Peiren (both b. Darke Co., OH). She was survived by three daughters, Mary and Neola, at home, and Mrs. Robert Black, Mount Vernon, OH; five grandchildren; one brother, Marion Mendenhall, Dayton, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 13, 1946

Rites Are Held For Brother Of Local Man.

Dr. and Mrs. B. T. Messick have returned to their home in Union City after being called to Bloomfield, Ind., because of the death of the formers brother, M. G. Messick, who was 80 years of age.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Bloomfield Baptist church, with burial in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Albert C. (Bert) Roberts, 82, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl Reid, three miles north of Richmond. He was a native of Darke county.

Besides the daughter, he leaves the widow, Mrs. Nina Roberts.

Services will be held at the Stutz $ Sando funeral home in Arcanum Saturday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. Frank Royer. Burial will be in Greenmound cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 1, 1864 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Tunis E. Roberts and Lucena Lawrence (both b. OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 14, 1946

Services Are Held For Former Resident.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Doan and Son mortuary in Richmond, Ind., for Richard Hodgin, 38, who died Tuesday at his home in Cranford, N. J. Burial was in a Richmond cemetery.

Mr. Hodgin formerly lived in Union City about one year and was the engineer in charge of the construction of the West Side sewage disposal plant. He also had resided in Richmond.

Among the survivors are his wife, Uldean, and two children, Richard and Susan, at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 14, 1946

Rites Are Held For Fort Recovery Man.

Final rites were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the May and Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery for Isaac Lehman, 72, whose lifeless body was discovered at his home in the neighboring town Wednesday morning. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The deceased was born in Darke county on May 18, 1874, the son of John and Sara (Miller) Lehman.

He was married to Sophia Ross on December 27, 1895, who survives together with a daughter, Mrs. Walter Mills, of Rose Hill, and one grandchild.

Also surviving are a brother, Harley, of Bradford, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Goldie Root of Greenville. One brother is deceased.

For the past six years he had resided in Fort Recovery, moving from Rose Hill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 14, 1946

Sarah C. Weiss Dies Suddenly Near Union City.

Mrs. Sarah Catharine Weiss, a 78-year-old resident of the Union City community practically all of her life, died very suddenly at her residence on Union City route three at 5:45 p. m. Friday.

She was born in Lancaster, O., February 9, 1868 the daughter of Jonas and Barbara (Daubmire) Ampsbaugh and came to Union City at an early age. She attended the old Parent school and was married to George Weiss, near Union City, in 1897. Mrs. Weiss was a member of the Union City Lutheran church.

Besides the husband she is survived by two sons, Carl R. and Alva H. Weiss, of Union City route three; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Hindsley, Union City, route one; twelve grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Ampsbaugh, of Union City, and George Ampsbaugh of near Ansonia; three sisters, Mrs. Clem Morgan and Mrs. Charles Livingston, of Union City, and Mrs. Richard Wright of Union City, route five.

The body has been returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mrs. Weiss will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Union City Lutheran church with Rev. A. J. Klopfer officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 14, 1946

Darke County Death.

Rossburg --- Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Zion Holiness church near Rossburg for Rev. Emerson Smith, 69, formerly of the Darke county village, who died Monday at his late home in Savannah, Ga. Interment was in Webster cemetery.

Rev. Smith, who had been retired for several years, formerly served as an instructor at God's Bible school in Cincinnati and at one time was superintendent of the Ohio district of the Pilgrim Holiness church.

His immediate survivors include a wife, Ida, and a son, Lawrence, of Savannah, Ga.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 16, 1946

Lifelong County Resident Dies; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Wilbert (Bert) Stiles, 79, retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Randolph county, who died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Freddie Shaffer, two and one-half miles southwest of Ridgeville, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. George Addington officiating. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery in Saratoga.

Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Bessie Alexander, of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Grace Conklin, of Union City; one son, Earl, of Winchester; one brother, John of Eaton; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Borror, of Clarksburg, W. Va., and Goldie Wilson and May Stiles, both of Jeannette, Pa., three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was born December 3, 1866 the son of Wesley and Sarah (Williamson) Stiles and was married to Janie Viola Stiles who preceded him in death on May 3, 1943. He resided in the Saratoga community for many years.

Friends may call at the mortuary in Winchester at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 16, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- John W. Slifer, 86, a lifelong resident of the New Madison community, died Saturday after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer.

One son, Bert, of near New Madison survives.

Services were held Monday at the Otterbein U. B. church with burial in the Otterbein cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 11, 1860 in Darke Co., OH, the son of David Slifer and Catherine Hetzler (both b. Montgomery Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 17, 1946

Sister of Union City Woman Passes Away; Services Wednesday.

Mrs. Gertie Marick, 65, widow of Calvin Marick, died very unexpectedly Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earnest Hart, one-half mile north of Sharp's Crossing, southwest of Union City, following a heart attack. She had been in declining health for several months.

Mrs. Marick had spent the major part of her life in Coletown, and vicinity, and was a member of the Coletown Christian church and Champion Grange.

Besides the one daughter, she leaves a son, Harry Folkerth, Greenville, route four; two step-children, Charles Marick Greenville, rural route, and Mrs. Mabel Neff, of Loveland, O.; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Etta Kester, Greenville, Mrs. Katie Puterbaugh, Union City, and Mrs. Will Folkerth, Dayton.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Coletown church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Gertrude Ault Marick was born Feb. 15, 1881, daughter of A. L. Dunn and Sallie Tingley.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 17, 1946

Widow Of Late Winchester Attorney Dies In Marion.

Friends in Winchester today received word of the death of Mrs. Mary M. Ward, widow of the late George H. Ward, Winchester attorney, at the veterans hospital in Marion Sunday evening. She had been a patient there for two years.

Mrs. Ward served eight months and two days as a nurse in World War I.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in Shelbyville, Indiana.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 18, 1946

Death Of Veteran Occurs In Dayton; Local Survivors.

Belated word today disclosed the death of Oscar Raymond Kirsch, 39, a veteran of World War II, which occurred at the Veteran's hospital in Dayton September 6. He was the son of N. A. and Jennie Begley-Kirsch of Union City, route one.

Funeral services were held at the St. Marys Catholic church in Richmond September 10, with burial in Earlham cemetery in that city.

Mr. Kirsch was born in Fowler, Ind., August 9, 1907. He was graduated from Bowersville, O., high school and later Miami-Jacobs Business college at Dayton.

He entered the armed forces on April 8, 1941 and received training at Camp Shelby, Miss. In February 1942 the veteran left the states for the island of Caracas, off the northern coast of Venezuela, South America. He was returned to this country January 18, 1944 and received his discharge from service at Camp Atterbury August 25, 1945.

Besides the parents, he leaves a wife, Dorothy, and a brother, Maurice.

Among those from Union City who attended the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Max Thornburg, William Shifflet, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Prescott.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 18, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Lewis Edward Reinheimer, 74, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following an extended illness. He was a resident of Greenville.

Immediate survivors include two sons, Walter, Greenville, and Glen of Piqua, and one brother, Earl, Greenville.

Services were held Tuesday in the neighboring city with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 18, 1946

Aged Farmland Woman Dies At County Hospital.

Rev. N. H. Thornburg officiated at funeral services this afternoon at the Union Church, south of Windsor, for Mrs. Jane Leeks, 91, wife of William Leeks, of Farmland, who died at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital where she was taken a short time ago after she fell and fractured a hip. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Leeks was a widely acquainted Farmland resident. She and her husband resided in Stoney Creek township, southwest of Farmland, until a few years ago.

Besides the husband she is survived by one son, C. L. Leeks of Farmland, one daughter, Mrs. Mort Wood, of near Farmland, and four grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 19, 1946

Charles E. Reed, Druggist, Dies In Winchester.

Charles E. Reed, 65, one of Winchester's most prominent citizens, died at 3:45 a. m. today at his home, 311 East South street, death being due to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for three years and seriously ill for three weeks.

A lifelong resident of Winchester, Mr. Reed was the dean of the city's druggists, having been in business in the same location – Main and Washington streets – from 1903 until the sale of his pharmacy last June to Fred Stotlemyer. The sore still goes under the firm name of Reed Pharmacy.

Mr. Reed was born in Winchester December 24, 1880, the son of William W. and Mary Allen Reed. The mother survives.

Other survivors are the widow, Leona C. Reed, to whom the deceased was married in 1903, and a daughter, Miss Mariana Reed, secretary in the Randolph county veterans' service office in the courthouse.

Immediately after his graduation from Purdue university in 1903, Mr. Reed was associated with his father in the drug business until 1925, since that time continuing the store until last June.

The Reed pharmacy was founded in 1865 by the decease's father and has been in its present location since 1880, the founder having been in the drug business in Indianapolis and Ridgeville before coming to Winchester.

He was a graduate of Winchester high school, a Mason, member of the Rotary club, Sigma Chi fraternity and the Presbyterian church. Politically he was a Republican.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. Saturday at the residence in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Maynard and Walker funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 3 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 19, 1946

Funeral Services Are Held In Dayton For Native Of Union City.

Word received today revealed the death of Charles W. O'Dell, 69, a native of Union City, which occurred last Saturday in Good Samaritan hospital at Dayton after a short illness. His late home was in Dayton.

Funeral services were held yesterday at Dayton with burial in Willow View cemetery in that city.

Surviving are two sons, Charles L., and Paul, of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Riggs, of San Antonio, Fla.; a brother, Grover C. O'Dell, Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Stone, of Union City, and Mrs. Effie Parker, of Ardmore, Okla., and a half-sister, Frances Frye, of Muncie, and four grandchildren.

Mr. O'Dell was born on April 7, 1877, son of Elam M. and Wilhelmina Schroeder-O'Dell, and attended school in Union City. He was married to Pearl Lawrence who preceded him in death in 1920, and later was married to Marie Davis, whose death came in 1943.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Howard Douglas Smith, 63, prominent Arcanum business and civic leader, died Monday afternoon at his residence in the neighboring town following an extended illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Ida; one brother, Joseph Smith, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Pleasant, both of Arcanum.

Last rites were held Thursday in Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Frank Shell, 73, well known Greenville township farmer, died suddenly Tuesday at his home, two miles east of the Darke county city.

Immediate survivors include a son, Ralph, of West Manchester, rural route; one daughter, Mrs. Ines Hulvey, of Stanford, Ill.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and three brothers, Clark Shell, Greenville, route one; Harry Shell, Coletown, and William Shell, New Paris, route one.

Services were held in Greenville Thursday with burial being made in Riverside cemetery at Modoc in Randolph county.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that John Franklin Shell was born April 27, 1873 in Fountain City, Randolph Co., IN, the son of William Shell (b. Pleasant Hill, OH) and Hannah Pierce (b. Miami Co., OH). He was widowed. His wife Mary Elizabeth died Feb 26, 1943. Stated here that there were 12 grandchildren and that Harry Shell was from Castine.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 19, 1946

W. C. Daugherty Dies In Hospital Of Heart Attack.

William C. Daugherty, 59, janitor at the McKinley school, died Wednesday morning at the Randolph County hospital, where he had been taken after suffering a heart attack while driving his automobile on Greenville avenue, Winchester.

Mr. Daugherty, who lived at 113 East South street, Winchester, was driving north on Greenville avenue, the seizure causing him to lose control of his car, which ran into the new Buick sedan of William R. Hunter, Winchester attorney, parked in front of the Hunter home near the Franklin street intersection. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter doubted if the case was a matter for Coroner investigation and said that Mr. Daugherty died of natural causes.

Mr. Daugherty was born April 28, 1887, coming to Randolph county 14 years ago from Fairmont, W. Va. Other than working at the McKinley school, he had been employed by Ball Brothers at Muncie.

The son of Marion Francis and Martha Jane (Hayhurst) Daugherty, the deceased was married September 18, 1915 to Reta Ward, who survives.

Other survivors are three daughters and one son, Reta May Lewis, Ima Olive Hiatt, Willette Gean Hall and William Coleman Daugherty, all of Winchester; three brothers, Eli and Frank, of Fairmont, W. Va., and James Curtis of Akron,Ohio; two sisters, Mary Hartley, of Mt. Clair, W. Va., and Susie McVicker of Coraopolis, Pa., and five grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 20, 1946

Man Hangs Self In Greenville Jail.

Greenville, O., Sept. 20 --- Six hours after his arrest on a charge of public intoxication early Thursday, David [Monroe] Smith, 35, was found hanging in his jail cell. Smith, arrested by Greenville police, was the father of nine children.

The reason for the suicide was reported as despondency over the eviction of Smith's family from its home on Tillman avenue in July. Following the eviction seven children, ranging in age from one to 12 years old, have been sent to the Darke county children's home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 21, 1946

Long Illness Fatal To Muncie Detective, Native of Winchester.

Muncie, Ind., Sept. 21 --- Detective Clifford L. Brown, 44, a member of the police department since 1934, died at 8:05 o'clock Friday night at Ball Memorial hospital after a lingering illness. His home was at 648 ? North Jefferson street. His body was removed to the Meeks mortuary, where friends may call any time Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the mortuary at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon by Rev. Lewis Weber Gishler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church and burial will be made in Elm Ridge cemetery.

Mr. Brown is survived by his widow, E. Eunice; one son, Jack Eugene; one brother, Prospers Brown, of Muncie, and two half sisters.

He was born in Winchester, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, on March 13, 1902. He was educated in the Winchester public schools and because of his youth was refused enlistment with the military forces during World War I. After the war he joined the regular army, with which he served several years. He was married to Miss Eunice Holinger September 2, 1930.

He joined the Muncie police department as a patrolman in 1934 during the administration of Mayor Rollin H. Bunch and was promoted to the rank of detective four years ago by Mayor John C. Hampton. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

He attended the Presbyterian church and he was a member of the Delaware Lodge, No. 46, F. and A. M., the Scottish Rite and the Shrine at Indianapolis, the Scottish Rite and Shrine clubs of Muncie and the Moose lodge.

He had been in failing health since last November, when he suffered a serious injury to one eye while hunting. Three months ago he suffered complications and he entered a clinic at Rochester, Minn. A few weeks after returning home, he suffered a relapse and he was removed to the hospital here last week,

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 21, 1946

Union City Man, 73, Found Dead By Newspaper Carrier.

Lewis Warren, 73, was found dead late this morning in a bedroom at his home, 228 East Main street, Union City, by a Times-Gazette newspaper carrier, Frances Ellison.

He evidently had died while sleeping.

Mr. Warren had been in failing health for many years. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[His correct name was John Louis Warren.]

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. Milton Persons in charge. Burial was made at Saratoga. The deceased was reared in the Saratoga vicinity. The Darke County Coroner concluded death occurred late Wednesday afternoon from coronary thrombosis. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ray Sipe, of Winchester, and two brothers, Melvin, of Winchester, and Russell of Hamlet, Ind.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 21, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held Friday in Greenville for Dr. J. O. Starr, 76, former Greenville physician, whose death occurred Tuesday evening at Dayton following an extended illness. Burial was in the cemetery there.

Dr. Starr, a graduate of the old Starling Medical college at Columbus, began his medical career in 1901 at Pitsburg before locating in Greenville. He owned and operated a private practice in Greenville for 17 years, retiring in 1939.

His immediate survivors include a wife, Maude; one son, Robert, and a daughter, Suzanne, both of Dayton, and a brother, T. L. Starr, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 23, 1946

Services Tuesday For Charles B. McCullough, Former Athletic Coach.

Final rites for Charles B. McCullough, age 53, former athletic coach and high school principal of the Union City West Side school, who died at 3 p. m. Saturday at his home, 523 West Oak street, will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. The cortège will accompany the body to Columbus, Ind., where it will be interred in the Garland-Brook cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

A prominent figure in Union City and surrounding vicinity, Mr. McCullough had been in a serious condition following a heart attack he suffered seven weeks ago. He recently was released from the city hospital to his residence.

Mr. McCullough was born in Columbus on June 8, 1893, son of the late Henry and Marinda McCullough. After his graduation from the Columbus high school, he attended DePauw university at Greenfield, Ind., where he received his A. B. degree in 1917.

His educational pursuits were halted for many months during his army service in World War I.

Mr. McCullough came to Union City in 1924 from Clinton county where he served as a basketball coach and teacher. He was united in marriage with Jessie Murphy of Lynchburg, Ohio, in Union City. She was a teacher at the Jackson, Ohio, township school at that time.

During his first three years at the West Side high school he was coach and from 1927 to 1937 also was high school principal in addition to his duties in the athletic department.

In 1934 he earned his Masters degree at Indiana university at Bloomington. He also had attended Ball state Teacher's college at Muncie and Butler university at Indianapolis.

In 1937 Mr. McCullough again devoted full time to coaching and continued as head coach at the West Side until his resignation in July, 1943.

Although Union City teams were consistent winners under Mr. McCullough's direction - six years ago they had won 76 per cent of their games over a period of 15 years - the former coach called his won and lost record unimportant and preferred to think of his work in teaching sportsmanship and clean living as the most valuable aspect of his career. Probably this attitude best shows the reasons why Union Citians think of him first as a moulder of men rather than a basketball coach.

In December of 1942 the community expressed its appreciation to Mr. McCullough when it presented a wrist watch to him at a ceremony preceding a Wildcat-Alumni game in the high school gymnasium.

At that time, Dr. Robert Reid, a close friend of Mr. McCullough, who made the presentation said in part: "For 18 years Mr. McCullough has served us well, and any material present we may give him is only a token of the value he has been to this community. His pupils reflect his character, sportsmanship and interest in all community projects. This community and all other communities in which he is known have labeled him the best coach in their part of the state. Newspapers have stated that the McCullough men were the best coached boys at the tournament and in the regional meet."

Following his resignation, Mr. McCullough accepted a position with the Red 73 Creamery where he was supervisor of the egg production plant until the latter part of 1945 when he resigned.

Later he served as the Youth Center director, and in April of this year Mr. McCullough purchased the Home Dress shop on North Columbia street.

Besides being connected professionally many years with educational organizations, Mr. McCullough's personal inclinations listed him as an active member of the Methodist church; past commander and member of the Orville N. Stover post 158 of the American Legion; member of the West Side park board, Rotary club, Masonic lodge and Elks lodge.

Besides the wife he leaves two daughters, Martha and Mary, both West Side high school students, at home; two brothers, Harry and Arthur McCullough, both of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.

The Elks will conduct a lodge of sorrow for Mr. McCullough at the funeral home at 7:30 p. m. Monday.

A Tribute To Charlie McCullough.

They tell me Charlie McCullough is dead.

I do not believe them.

He will live as long as the principles of living which he taught to seasons of boys remain as basic principles of our way of life.

The boys who learned their way around the basketball court or the baseball diamond under Charlie McCullough whipped the defeatism of the depression and in less than a decade fought their way to worldwide military victory. What they learned from Charlie McCullough will win the peace.

No man is perfect, nor any boy. Every man makes mistakes. But, the successful, or the best basketball player, does not make mistakes which can be avoided by experience, or practice.

The basketball player who refused to work hard during practice drew the quick Scotch anger of Charlie McCullough, "If you know how to shoot a basketball right, don't ever shoot it wrong!"

Charlie McCullough lived what he taught.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Howard S. Kolp, 86, prominent, retired Greenville banker and a member of one of Darke county's pioneer families, died Friday at Wayne hospital in the neighboring city.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Lida Devor Kolp; two sons, John and Robert, both of Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Jones, of New York City; one granddaughter, a brother, James Kolp, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Brien, of Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Frances Beedle, Elizabeth, N. J.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, Mr. Kolp operated a dance studio in Greenville at one time in addition to being connected with the banking business.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Charles F. Westfall, 81, an employe of the Greenville city street maintenance department for several years before ill health forced his retirement, died Saturday at his home in the neighboring city.

He leaves a wife, Callie; three sons, Edward and Charles, both of Greenville, and James, Ansonia; one daughter, Mrs. William Freund, of Clearwater, Fla.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday in Greenville, with interment in East Zion cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Nov. 12, 1864 in Darke Co., OH, the son of James Westfall and Elizabeth Guntrum.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 24, 1946

Former Resident Dies In Ohio; Rites Are Today.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Winchester Friends church for Mrs. Lucille (Pittenger) Briner, wife of D. E. (Huck) Briner, of Springfield, O., formerly of Winchester.

Mrs. Briner died at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Springfield following a year's serious illness. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Effie Pittenger, who died eighteen years ago, and one son, Ray E. Briner, who was killed in a auto accident near Springfield.

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Nancy, 13; the father, C. E. Pittenger, of Muncie, and one brother, Raymond E. Pittenger.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the family home in Springfield after which the body was brought to the Friends church at 1 o'clock. Rev. Drummell, of the First Baptist church in Springfield, officiated at the services at 2 o'clock, and burial was in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 25, 1946

Charles E. Robertson, 77, Is Dead In West; In Hospital 15 Years.

Word has been received here of the death of Charles E. Robertson, 77, which occurred in the veterans hospital in Walla Walla, Wash. He had been confined to the hospital for the past 15 years.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Carl Anderson; one granddaughter, one sister, Mrs. Clara B. Mathews, all of Spartanburg.

Burial was in the Veterans National cemetery at Crowe [?], Mont.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 25, 1946

Mother Of Lynn Woman Claimed By Death In Richmond.

Richmond, Ind., Sept. 25 --- Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Cole, 56, of 1644 North J street, died Monday.

She leaves her husband, Gentry Cole; four sons, Estel of Los Angeles, Everett, Clay and Fred of Richmond; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Shaffer, Lynn, Mrs. Pearl Welch, Nicholasville, Ky., Mrs. Eva Hebenstriet and Mrs. Emmajean Daily, both of Richmond; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Barnes, Richmond, Mrs. Maude Mobkerly, Harrisburg, Ky., Mrs. Boardie Crawford, Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Hester Benton, Irvin, Ky.; four brothers, Gilbert, Will, Press and Hugh Wilson, Estel county, Ky.; 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cole will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Jaysville --- Chester E. Jay, 64, operator of a grocery at Jaysville for a number of years, died Sunday at his home in the Darke county village after an extended illness.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Herbert, of Dayton, and Lawrence W. Jay, Greenville, route two; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Mencshing, Dayton, and Mrs. Ralph Goeke, Greenville, route one; one step-son, Marvin W. Marshall, of West Carrollton, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Willard Price, Greenville, route three.

Services were held Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. at Abbottsville church with burial in the church cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Chester Edwin Jay was born Dec. 30, 1881 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Napoleon Jay and Olive Jane Oliver (both b. Darke Co., OH.) Also surviving are two brothers, Leonard, of Cincinnati, O. and Robert of Oakland, CA; four sisters, Mrs. E. W. Brown, Greenville, OH, Mrs. William Culbertson, Mrs. Earl Fryman and Mrs. Charles Boze, all of Toledo, OH. and eight grandchildren.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Beamsville --- Hartzell C. Fellers, 78-year-old retired Darke county farmer, died Sunday at his home in Beamsville.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Anna; one son, Chester, at home, and five daughters, Mrs. Russell McClain, Greenville, route four; Mrs. Ward Spitler and Mrs. Richard Milkereit, both of Dayton; Mrs. Ralph Searl, Alameda, Calif., and Mrs. Fred Neitman, of Tuscon, Arizona.

Services were held in Greenville Wednesday with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Hartzell Center Fellers was born June 2, 1868 in Darke Co., OH, the son of William Henry Feller (b. Butler Co., OH) and Amanda Shepherd (b. Darke Co., OH.) Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Onda Overholser, Dayton, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 26, 1946

Rites Are Held For Former Teacher At West Side School.

Word received here today disclosed the death of Mrs. Lillian Fern Fear-Stauffer, 74, former grade teacher at the Union City West Side school about 12 years ago.

Her death occurred September 12 at her home in Indianapolis. Services were conducted at the Moore Mortuaries Peace chapel in Indianapolis September 16, with interment in Crown Hill cemetery in that city.

Mrs. Stauffer was a past matron of the Union City chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and belonged to the Brookside chapter in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Christian church.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Martha Jean Krause; a sister, Mrs. L. Marie Thomas; a brother, Clifton Lavon Fear, and two grandchildren, all of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 26, 1946

Former Grocery Store Operator Is Dead At 79.

Thaddeus (Thad) Stevens Barr, 79, a retired grocery store operator, passed away at his residence, 419 North High street, Union City, at 5:50 p. m. Wednesday following a one-year illness.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Barr was born on July 14, 1867 on the old Barr homestead south of the city off of the Springhill road. He was the son of the late Martin and Elizabeth Parent-Barr, early settlers of the community. After attending the Washington township school, Mr. Barr was married to Pearl Henning in Darke county in 1891.

For many years he followed the occupation of farming until he came to the city and held an interest in a hardware business. Later he sold his interest in the hardware store and went to Cosmos where he operated a grocery store for nine years. He sold his Cosmos business in 1921 and returned to the city where he managed a grocery store at the High street address until his retirement nine years ago.

Mr. Barr was a member of the Union City Methodist church and had belonged to the Knights of Pythias.

Besides the wife, he leaves one son, Glen G. Barr, Union City; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Matt Glunt, Mrs. Benjamin Glunt and Mrs. Ernest Dettman, all of Union City, and two brothers, Blaine Barr, Union City, and Milo Barr, Ansonia. One son, Martin Edwin, and three brothers and one sister preceded Mr. Barr in death.

Final rites will be held at 4 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 26, 1946

Former Resident Is Dead At Anderson; Funeral At Mt. Zion.

William Bradford, 83, former resident of this community, died Tuesday morning at Anderson. He left here about 30 years ago.

Surviving are four children, Cora Longnecker of Muncie, Ruth McKowen of Alexandria, Ivan of Anderson and Kenneth of Albany; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Zion church Friday at 3 p. m. The body is at the home of the son, Ivan, West 25th street road, Anderson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Funeral services were held in Arcanum Wednesday for Philip Garrett, 89, a retired Darke county farmer, whose death occurred Sunday night at the John Curtner home, one mile west of Arcanum. Burial was at Abbottsville. He leaves only nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

Rev. Solomon Miller, 92-year-old retired Darke county clergyman, died Monday at his late home on the Dayton-Eaton road in Montgomery county following an extended illness. For over 35 years Rev. Miller serves as pastor of the Miller Grove German Baptist church, northeast of Pitsburg, and during his extended pastorate lived in Franklin township.

He leaves a wife, Maggie; two sons, two daughters, and two step-children.

Rites were held Wednesday at the Miller Grove church near Pitsburg, with burial in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 27, 1946

Diggs Child Found Dead By Parents.

Jan Way, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Diggs, was found dead Wednesday evening at the Diggs farm home one and one-half mile southwest of Winchester, victim of a tragic accident which, according to Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, caused death by suffocation.

Jan Way was found by his parents lying under two railroad ties which had rolled on him off a pile around which he was playing. One tie had fallen on his chest, the other on his neck. The child had been the object of a search when he was found and had been dead about two hours.

Jan Way was born April 10, 1942 in Winchester and was four years, five months and 15 days old.

Surviving, other than the parents, are a brother and sister, Jane and Stephen Lyle; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Cox of Winchester route 1; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Diggs of near Winchester; and two aunts, Rowena Diggs and Olive E. Cox.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the residence in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Winchester Methodist church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 28, 1946

Troy M. Smith Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Troy M. Smith, 67, 413 West North street, Spanish War veteran and employe of the Anchor Hocking glass factory, died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday night at the Randolph County hospital. He had been ill for only six days.

Surviving are the widow, Edna; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Hurst of Dunkirk, and Miss Sally Smith, at home; one grandson; one sister, Miss Ethel Smith, and one brother, Harry A. Smith, both of Winchester.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home where it will remain for services Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 28, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held Friday in Greenville for Mrs. Ella S. Rose, 80, who died Tuesday night at the home of a son, Carl. Burial was at Dayton.

Mrs. Rose who had moved to Greenville from Dayton nine years ago, leaves seven other children.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Oct. 15, 1865 in Shelby Co., OH, the daughter of Isaac Newton Short and Mary Jane Moyer (both b. Shelby Co., OH). Her deceased husband was Eli Rose. Other children named: Freeman of West Alexandria, OH, Roy and Clarence, of Dayton, Mary Kleinbaus and Edna Kunz, of Dayton, Iva Rose, of Greenville, Emma Creager of Wilmington, OH; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 step-brother, John Favorite of Prospect, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 28, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Samuel J. Arnold, 71, retired meat market operator at Arcanum, died Wednesday afternoon at his home in the Darke county town. Services were held Saturday in Greenville with burial at Abbottsville.

Prior to locating at Arcanum 12 years ago, Arnold had operated a threshing outfit in Darke and surrounding counties for several years and was well-known in this section.

Surviving are his wife, Cora; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Mary) Cook, Greenville, route five, a sister and a half-sister.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Samuel Jacob Arnold was born Sept. 16, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Jacob Arnold and Miranda Neff. His sister was Blanche Arnold of Greenville; his half-sister was Nancy McKee of Beaver Dam, VA.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 28, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Charles W. Cox, 68, a retired Harrison township farmer, died Thursday at his home two miles northeast of New Madison.

He leaves a wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Earl, of Arcanum, rural route, and Charles, Jr., of New Madison; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Van Orrner [?], Greenville, rural route; Mrs. Lucille Brindenstein, New Madison, rural route; Mrs. Aileen Neanen, New Paris, and Mrs. La Vera Trimble, Piqua, and eleven grandchildren. A brother, Albert Cox, resides at Lightsville.

Services were held held in New Madison Saturday, with interment in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Charley W. Cox was born May 6, 1878 in Ross Co., OH, the son of Andrew Cox and Lucy Hardester (both b. Ross Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 30, 1946

Death Claims John H. Knoll; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for John H. Knoll, 71, of Lynn, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eugene Holdeman, in Winchester Saturday night, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas funeral chapel in Lynn with Rev. Gerald Martin, pastor of the Congregational-Christian church, Winchester, officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Caroline; two daughters, Mrs. John M. Puckett and Mrs. Holdeman, both of Winchester; three sons, Myrvil, of near Hagerstown, Verlin, of Lynn, and Deskitt, of Pitman, N. J.,; one sister, Mrs. Lawson Hunt, of near Fountain City; and 11 grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 30, 1946

Mildred Hufford Succumbs After Extended Illness.

Miss Mildred Louise Hufford, 47-year-old resident of Union City community practically all her life, passed away at 8:30 p. m. Sunday at her home, 721 West Division street, following an extended illness from a complication of diseases.

Miss Hufford was born in Miami county, Ohio, on November 19, 1899, daughter of Charles and Emma Eberstine-Hufford, and attended the Rose school in Jackson, Ohio, township. She was an employe of the Backstay Welt company for a number of years and was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Union City.

Her only immediate survivors are a brother, Nevin Hufford, of Union City and a sister, Mrs. James Mangas, also Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren, in charge of Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Interment will be in the Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

The body has been removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 30, 1946

Final Rites Tuesday For Celia Medler.

Final rites will be conducted at the Union church south of Windsor at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Celia I. Medler, 64, who passed away at her home in Farmland at 5:45 o'clock Sunday morning. Rev. George Addington will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Roe; one daughter, Mrs. Owen Amburn, of near Parker; five sons, Russell and Cecil, of Parker, Delpha, of Muncie, Alvin, at home, and Arthur, of Ridgeville; one brother Darwin Howett, of Modoc.

The body was removed from the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 30, 1946

Darke County Death.

Palestine --- Mrs. Lizzie Shuret, 83, widow of Louis Shuret, died Friday at her home in Palestine following an extended illness.

She leaves a son, Carl, of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Eubank, of Eaton, route five, and Mrs. Edna Briney, Palestine; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Rites were held in Greenville Monday with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Margaret Elizabeth Shuret was born Feb. 9, 1863 in Greenville, OH, the daughter of Warren Ratcliff (b. Greenville, OH) and Catharine McCashon (b. ?).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 2, 1946

10 Year-Old Brother Of Union City Woman Dies From Injuries.

Joseph Dale Metzcar, ten-year-old son of Mrs. Mildred Metzcar, of 2015 Tytus ave., Cincinnati, and the late Ira Metzcar, died at 7:10 a. m. Tuesday at Children's hospital, Cincinnati, as the result of burns received on September 7.

The child, with a group of other youngsters, was playing with a can of gasoline and matches near the Hydraulic Canal, at Hughes street in Cincinnati when the fuel ignited. The child received third degree burns.

The boy was a fourth-grade pupil at Jefferson school, Cincinnati.

Besides his mother, the child is survived by four sisters, Miss Dorothy Metzcar, at home; Mrs. Margaret Bow, of Middletown; Mrs. Mary Schunk, of Dayton, and Mrs. Kathryn Willis, of Union City, and five brothers, Bernell, Richard, and Eugene, all of Middletown; Robert of Cincinnati, and Glen , in the army.

The funeral will be at the McCoy-Leffler funeral home in Cincinnati Friday at 1:30 p. m. with burial at the Greenville cemetery. The cortège will arrive in Greenville at 3:30 p. m. and friends may view the remains at that time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 2, 1946

Parker Woman Dies At Home; Rites Wednesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Reece, 74, who died at her home in Parker Monday morning, were conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Parker Methodist church, of which she was a member, with Rev. E. B. Meginity officiating. Interment was in the Lancaster cemetery near Warren.

Surviving are the husband, Samuel A.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. W. H. Wilson, of Marietta, O., and Mrs. W. H. Klapp, of Asheville, N. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Meese and Mrs. Richard T. Meese, both of Warren; and one half-brother, David Burns, of Lancaster.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 2, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Miss Zora Guntrum, 72, former cook at the Darke county infirmary, died there Sunday. She had spent most of her life in Greenville.

Surviving are a half-brother, and three half-sisters.

Services were held in Greenville Wednesday with burial in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Zura Guntrum was born Nov. 9, 1873 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of __________ and Mattie Guntrum (b. Darke Co., OH). One half-brother, Leroy Lyon, Charles Lake, MI; three half-sisters, Mrs. Bertha Galaway, Charles Lake, MI, Mrs. Fern Winchell, Concord, MI, and Mrs. Kate Thomas, Chestnut, MI.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 2, 1946

Darke County Death.

Delisle --- Bert C. Locke, 69, a well-known Darke county farmer, died Saturday at his home in Delisle.

His immediate survivors include one son, Chalmer, of Richmond, Indiana, a daughter, Mrs. Esther Eubank, of Greenville; five grandchildren; one brother, Leroy Locke, of Delisle, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Pearson, Rossburg.

Rites were held Tuesday at the Abbottsville U. B. church, with burial in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 2, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Savona U. B. church for Mrs. Margaret Toohey, 79, whose death occurred Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dorsey Byers, one mile northeast of New Madison. Burial was in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

Besides the daughter, she leaves a son, Joseph, of New Madison, rural route; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Margaret Ellen Toohey was born April 26, 1867 in Preble Co., OH, the daughter of Jacob Witters and Harriett Etter (both b. Preble Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 3, 1946

Gertie P. Bragg Dies At Hospital; Funeral Friday.

Gertie P. Bragg, 67, wife of Theodore Bragg of Winchester, died yesterday morning at the Randolph County hospital. She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill the past six days.

Mrs. Bragg was born November 3, 1878 in Preble county, Ohio, the daughter of James and Sarah F. (Arkle) Craig. On December 24, 1898 she was married to Theodore Bragg, who survives.

Other survivors are four children, Mrs. Foster Vest and Kenneth Bragg of Winchester, Mrs. Ora Barker of Richmond and Miss Leona Bragg of Salem, N. J.; one brother, Charles Craig of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Thompson of Lynn and Mrs. Glenie White of Muncie; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bragg was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker Mortuary in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Saratoga.

The body will be removed from the mortuary to the residence, 625 Richmond street, where friends may call until 1:30 p. m. Friday, at which time it will be returned to the mortuary for last rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 3, 1946

Services Today For Father Of Local Man.

Funeral services were held at Ansonia this afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mark L. Banta, 86-year-old retired Darke county farmer, whose death occurred Tuesday at his late home in the neighboring town following a four-week illness. Burial in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

He leaves his wife, Martha; four sons, Lee, of Greenville; Loy and Farrell, of Dayton, and Ray, of Union City; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Priddy, W3est Manchester, and Mrs. Rilla Focs of Hollywood, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 3, 1946

Dytmire Rites To Be Friday At Rehoboth Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Dytmire, 66, wife of Benjamin Dytmire of Farmland, who died yesterday at Ball hospital in Muncie, will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p. m. at the Rehoboth church in charge of Revs. N. H. Thornburg and Harry Miller. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Perry mortuary in Parker to the residence, where friends may call.

Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Odie of Farmland; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Woddard of Union City and Mrs. Albert Stephans of Farmland; five brothers, John, Jacob, and Oscar Garringer, all of Farmland, and William and Linus Garringer, both of Ridgeville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 3, 1946

Former Resident Is Dead; Rites To Be Held In Union City.

Mrs. Nellie Tetley, 75, a former resident of Union City, died Wednesday at 8:30 p. m. at her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas, following a one-week serious illness from a complication of diseases.

The body is being brought to Union City where services will be held at the Brooks and Son funeral home Saturday at 2:30 p. m. Burial will be made in the city cemetery.

Mrs. Tetley, who resided at 803 West Hickory street for four years, left Union City last January when she made her home at Fort Smith. Her husband was the late J. S. Tetley who passed away in July of 1945.

Other survivors are nieces and nephews, nine of whom reside in this city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 4, 1946

John Croyle Is Dead At 77; Rites Sunday.

John Croyle, 77, of Saratoga, passed away at 9:20 a. m. today at the home of his son, Chauncey L. Croyle of New Pittsburg. Mr. Croyle had been ill since September 8 when he suffered an injury to his left knee.

He was born on September 17, 1869, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Croyle, in Ward township. He was an employe of the Randolph county highway department.

Surviving are three children, Chauncey, at whose home he died, Roy G. Croyle of Union City, and Mrs. Avis Marsh of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Molly Welch of Anderson, and Mrs. Ella Paul of near Muncie; a half-brother, Lewis Croyle of Saratoga; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Evangelical Reform church at New Pittsburg with burial in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland where friends may call until time for the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 4, 1946

Mother Of Sutton Brothers Is Dead.

Word received in Union City has disclosed the death of Mrs. Etta Collings which occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John H. Hinman, in Fort Wayne. The death message did not state when Mrs. Collings died but it revealed that funeral services are planned at Rockville, Ind.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by two sons, Joe Sutton, of Dayton, and John Sutton, of Denver, Colo., both former residents who previously made their home with Mrs. Osa Warner in Union City.

Mrs. Collings, who had made frequent visits to this city when her sons resided here, was the widow of the late Doctor T. J. Collings.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 4, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Keith A. Gaines, 43, operator of the Gaines Ice Cream company on North Broadway for the past nine years, died very unexpectedly Tuesday night following a heart attack at his residence in Greenville.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Sarah Faye; two sons, Keith, Jr., and Robert, both at home, and two brothers, Dale, of Urbana, Ohio, and James of Bowling Green, Ohio.

Services were held Friday in Greenville with burial at Oxford, Ohio.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Keith Alvin Gaines was born May 22, 1903 in Wayne, OH, the son of Otto Gaines and Fannie Lantz (both b. Wood C., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 4, 1946

County Native Dies In California.

Relatives in Winchester were notified Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Ida Spray of San Bernardino, Cal., following an illness of one year. Burial will be at Upland, Cal.

Mrs. Spray was a native of Randolph county and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 5, 1946

Bennett Rites Will Be Held Monday Morning.

Last rites for Mrs. Annie B. Bennett, 79, who passed away at the Union City hospital at 12:35 p. m. Friday, will be conducted at the Brooks and Sons funeral home Monday at 10 a. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Mrs. Bennett, who resided at the home of a son, Raymond A. Bennett, 640 West Oak street, died after a short illness from a complication of diseases.

She was born in Hagerstown, Md., on July 20, 1867, daughter of Jacob and Lidia Snook. She came to the Union City community at the age of six and attended the East Side school. In 1888 in Jackson, Ohio, township she was married to Henry B. Bennett, who preceded her in death 12 years ago.

Mrs. Bennett was a member of the United Brethren church and Ladies Aid and Missionary societies of the church.

Besides the son, she leaves two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Fred Snook, Union City; Victor Snook, Eureka, Kansas, and Edward Snook, Lima, Ohio.

Obituary, Oct. 14, 1946 ---Annie Belle Snook, daughter of Jacob and Lidia (Dutro) Snook was born July 20, 1867, on the Snook Homestead near the placid waters of a river among the beautiful hills near Hagerstown, Maryland --- Departed this life October 4, 1946 in Union City, Indiana aged 79 years, 2 months and 14 days.

There were sixteen children of this family of which three survive; a brother, Victor G. Snook, of Eureka, Kansas; Edward Snook, of Lima, Ohio and Fred Snook, of Union City, Indiana. At the age of seven years her parents decided to join the march of civilization westward, and came to Union City, Ohio, and engaged in the manufacture of Tile and Brick to drain the land and build the homes to help create this beautiful section in which we now live, and of which we are so justly proud.

She started to receive her education 72 years ago in a small school-room located on the east side of Union City where a more spacious and beautiful institution of learning now stands.

On December 7, 1888, Annie B. Snook was united in marriage to Henry B. Bennett, by the Rev. Henry Cook of the First Church of the Brethren erected in this community, which was located one mile north of Union City on the State Line road.

To this union was born one son, Raymond A. Bennett of Union City, Indiana. There are also 4 other descendants: Two grandchildren, Alla Lee Mills and Gene Richard Bennett; and two great-grandchildren, John Raymond Mills and Richard Eugene Mills. Mr. Bennett preceded her in death 13 years ago.

Mother Bennett lived practically all her life in the rural part of Jackson Township in Darke County, Ohio. Her last few years were spent in Union City on West Oak street. She entered the United Brethren Church as a member in the summer of 1914; and was also a member of the Ladies' Aid Society, The Missionary, and the Esther Sunday School Class of the Church formerly mentioned.

Through all this period numbering more than three score years and ten she has been a Child, a Girl, a Wife, a Mother, a Grand-mother, and a Great-grandmother. She has also been a pioneer and a builder; a sister, a friend and a neighbor, all of which required much courage and fortitude.

But now, MOTHER, your long journey is ended. Soon with the elements will your visible form be blended. Your Life has left its foot-prints before us, and your voice shall join in the heavenly chorus.

The quick departure of Mother Bennett has cast a shadow of grief over all who knew her. How strange that the Angels of Heaven should dash down so suddenly and convey her spirit across the vale and up over the forest, disappearing into the clouds and mist beyond; and yet how beautiful the picture of her smiles, her efforts, and her deeds is painted before us by this sudden departure to that home so far away.

"Farewell Dear Mother, Farewell,
Until some future day,
We shall meet upon that distant shore,
Some how, some time, some way."

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 5, 1946

Services Held Today For Aged Man Hit By Train In Muncie.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 5 --- Funeral services for Samuel W. Rittenhouse, 84, pioneer Jay county resident, who was fatally injured Friday in Muncie when run over by a cut of cars from a New York Central switch engine, were conducted at the Baird funeral home in Portland today.

Surviving are three sons, Ray Rittenhouse, of north of Portland, Howard Rittenhouse of Mattoon, Ill., and Charles Rittenhouse of Moses Lake, Wash.; five brothers, William and Frank Rittenhouse, both of Muncie, Allen Rittenhouse of Farmland, Roy Rittenhouse of Indianapolis, and Ora Rittenhouse of Elwood; one sister, Mrs. Irene Peal of Muncie; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 5, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Josiah Earhart, 88, a former farm laborer in Brown township, died Thursday at the Darke county home where he had resided for the past two years.

Rites were held Saturday in Greenville, with burial in the cemetery there.

A grand-nephew is his only immediate survivor.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 5, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Services were held Thursday for Lee A. Morrison, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ashford Morrison, Greenville, route five, whose death occurred Wednesday at Wayne hospital. Burial was made in Stelvideo cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 5, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Stryker, 63, wife of Joseph E. Stryker, died at her farm home on the Greenville-West Milton pike.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Olive Stryker, at home, and two sons, Walter and Lloyd, both of Greenville, route two.

Services were held Sunday at the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren, with burial in Mote cemetery.

[She was the daughter of James C. L. Bailey and Barbara E. Strader.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 7, 1946

Aged Hillgrove Resident Dies; Rites Thursday.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Byram, 80-year-old lifetime resident of the Hillgrove community, southeast of Union City, died at 6:30 a. m. today at her home in the neighboring village after being bedfast for the past two months from a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Byram was born in Washington township on June 14, 1866, daughter of Henry and Catherine Bickel-Blocher. She attended the McClure school in Washington township, and was married to Edward N. Byram in Hillgrove in 1892. He preceded her in death on October 23, 1940.

Surviving are four sons, Hugh Byram, of Greenville; Howard, of Gettysburg; Maurice, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Frank Byram, at home; one daughter, Kay Byram, at home; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call after 5 p. m. (EST) Tuesday.

Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Federated church at Hillgrove with Rev. H. G. Perry in charge. Interment will be made in the Snell cemetery, one mile east of Hillgrove.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born June 14, 1866 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Henry Blocher and Catherine Bickel (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 8, 1946

John A. Henninger [Henning] Claimed By Death; Services Wednesday.

John Alvin Henninger, 28-year-old Darke county farmer, died Sunday evening at his home, one mile west of Baird's lake, following a year's illness from heart trouble.

Henninger, a Darke county native, was born and reared in Washington township, southeast of Union City.

He leaves a wife, Mary; one daughter, Mary Alice, at home, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Henninger, Greenville rural route.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at St. John's Lutheran church, near Greenville, with Rev. Ketner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body has been removed to the residence where friends may call.

[Note: This is John A. Henning, son of Alvin C. and Minnie L. (Olt) Henning.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 8, 1946

Iva O. Barker Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Iva Opal Barker, 53, died at her home at 425 East South street, Winchester, at 8:20 o'clock this morning following a lingering illness.

The deceased came to Randolph county forty years ago. She was born October 7, 1893 at Clarksdale, Ill., the daughter of Albert O. and Mary E. (Gordon) Harmeson, and on July 15, 1916 was married to Ora J. Barker, who survives. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Union City.

Surviving besides the husband is one daughter, Betty Jean, at home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Barker will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. E. Van-Houghton and Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating.

The body will be returned to the residence where friends may call after 2 p. m. Wednesday and until 1 p. m. Thursday at which time it will be returned to the mortuary for funeral services

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 8, 1946

Funeral Is Held For Greenville Attorney Who Committed Suicide.

Greenville, O., Oct. 8 --- Funeral services for Howard J. Tillman, 39, prominent local attorney who committed suicide Sunday, were held today at the Miller funeral home in charge of Rev. Frank Thomas. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Tillman was found dead in a woods on the Herbert Light farm, six miles northwest of here.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, said that Mr. Tillman had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a .32 caliber revolver. Mr. Tillman, who had been in ill health, had been missing since Wednesday. His car was found in the woods early Sunday. Local investigating police and the coroner found the body under a near-by tree.

He was graduated from Greenville high school where he was prominent in athletics. He also was graduated from Miami university and won his varsity letter there in football. He was admitted to the Darke county bar in 1935 and at the time of his death was a member of the law firm of Marchal & Tillman.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Howard John Tillman was born Jan 6, 1907 in Greenville, OH, the son of William H. Tillman (b. Darke Co., OH) and Vermilla Rohn (b. Brown Twp., Darke Co., OH). He was single. His grandmother, Mrs. John Tillman was listed as the only survivor.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 8, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Emily Harleman, 63, wife of Ode Harleman, died Saturday at her home in Arcanum following an extended illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, three daughters and four grandchildren.

Rites were held Monday in Arcanum, with interment in Roselawn cemetery at Lewisburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 10, 1946

Mrs. W. W. Reed, 89, Is Dead; Rites On Friday.

Mrs. William W. Reed, 89 years old, died Wednesday evening at her home, 311 East South street, Winchester, after several weeks of illness. Her son, Charles E. Reed, dean of Winchester druggists, died about three weeks ago.

Funeral services for Mrs. Reed will be held at the residence in Winchester Friday at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p. m. Thursday.

Mrs. Reed was a native of Richmond, the daughter of Joseph and Charity Kersey. She came to Winchester in 1879 when she married Mr. Reed. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Winchester Magazine club.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Leona C. Reed, and a granddaughter, Mariana, both of Winchester; and a niece, Mrs. Marguerite Myrick, of Whiting, formerly of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 10, 1946

Viola M. Horner Dies Wednesday At Lynn Home.

Mrs. Viola M. Horner, 65, died at her home west of Lynn early Wednesday night following an illness of several months.

Surviving are the husband; three sons, Floyd, Fountain City, Forest, of Richmond, and Ronald, of near Lynn; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Nina Tiffey, of Omaha, Nebr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Horner will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. at the Wesleyan Methodist church in Fountain City with Rev. Charles Porter officiating. Friends may call at the residence after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 12, 1946

Ed Sipe, Age 64, Dies In Arkansas; Returning Body.

Ed Sipe, 64, formerly of Saratoga, died suddenly Thursday night in Little Rock, Ark., of a heart attack. The body will be brought to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester sometime Sunday where it will remain until time for the funeral services.

Final rites will be conducted Monday at 3 p. m. at the Saratoga Methodist church with burial in the Saratoga cemetery.

Surviving are four brothers, Charles of Louisiana, Harry of Wichita, Kans., Fred of Niles, Mich., and Virgil of Madison, Wis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 12, 1946

Carrie L. Taylor Found Dead At Home In Lynn.

Carrie Leota Taylor, 69, was found early this morning dead in her bed at her Lynn home. She had been ill for several months but death was sudden, the cause not immediately known.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Ethel Taylor, of Lynn, and Mrs. Herman Meyers, of near Lynn; three brothers, Charles, of Losantville, Perry, of New Lebanon, Ohio, and Ben, of Washington, D. C.; and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 12, 1946

Farmland Woman Killed By NYC Freight Train.

Mrs. Fannie Shank, 83, was killed at 7:15 o'clock this morning when she walked in front of a westbound New York Central freight at the Plum street crossing in Farmland. Mrs. Shank was walking toward town on the east side of the street when she stepped in front of the oncoming train.

Gilbert Mullen, only witness to the tragedy, said that Mrs. Shank seemed to be looking west, apparently unaware of the approaching train. Mr. Mullen was unloading a car of coal in front of the depot about a block and a half west of the crossing.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, count coroner investigating, said that the body was thrown about twenty feet and then rolled along the rails, being found about one-half block west of the crossing between the rails under the train. The engine of the freight was about one-quarter mile up the tracks when the train stopped. The body was badly mangled, Dr. Painter said. He also said Mrs. Shank was hard of hearing and had poor eyesight.

Surviving are the husband, Levi; two sons, Roy and Wallace, both of Farmland; and a daughter, Naomi, of Muncie.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. N. H. Thornburg in charge. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery. The casket will not be opened.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 12, 1946

Herbert Whistler Dies At Home In Union City.

Herbert R. Whistler, a 63-year-old resident of the Union City community practically his entire lifetime, passed away at 6 p. m. today at his home, 917 West Hickory street, following a prolonged illness from heart trouble.

Mr. Whistler was born near Bartonia on June 15, 1883, son of William and Sarah Bennett-Whistler. He attended the old No. 9 school near Bartonia, and was a general laborer. His wife was the late Jessie Yoder who died in 1932.

Surviving are four sons, William E., Raymond, and Ralph, all of Union City, and Chester, of Pocahontas, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Buy, Pocahontas; Scott, of Farmland, and Earl, of South Salem.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Sunday.

Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home Tuesday at 10 a. m. with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Interment will be made in Springhill cemetery, southeast of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 12, 1946

Nelle McFarland Dead; Funeral Services Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland for Mrs. Nelle McFarland, 77, widow of J. H. McFarland, and a former resident of Farmland, who died at the home of her niece, Mrs. C. M. Cofer, if Abilene, Texas. Rev. Francis Brown will officiate and burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

Surviving besides the niece are two half-sisters, Mrs. Ray Babbitt and Mrs. Jack Eaton, both of Fort Worth, Texas, and two half-brothers, Fred Karp, of California, and Charles Karp, of Oklahoma.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 14, 1946

Retired Farmer Is Dead At 75; Rites Tuesday.

Edward S. Smith, a 75-year-old retired Darke county farmer, passed away at 4:15 a. m. Sunday at his home on Union City, route five, one and a-half miles east of Cosmos, following a several weeks' illness.

A native of southern Ohio, he was born on January 9, 1871, son of Lewis A. and Christina Smith. He attended the Egypt school near Cosmos, and was married to Lola Funk in Greenville in 1918. Mr. Smith was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.

Besides his widow, his immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Willard Newbauer, of near Union City, and one brother, Ira Smith, of Lewisburg, Ohio.

The remains have been taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Pleasant Valley church with Rev. S. S. Blough in charge. Burial will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 15, 1946

Darke County Death.

Gettysburg --- Edward R. Witwer, 66, prominent Darke county livestock dealer and member of the Gettysburg village council for the past four years, died Friday afternoon. A lifelong resident of Adams township, Mr. Witwer was active in general farming pursuits for over 40 years, and during the major part of his career had also bought and sold livestock in all sections of western Ohio.

Rites were held in Gettysburg Monday afternoon, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

Surviving are a wife, Alice; one son, Waldon,of near Gettysburg; one grandchild, two brothers and a sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 15, 1946

Jay County Girl Dies In Auto Crash South Of Portland.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 15 --- Miss Virginia Lanning, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haskel Lanning, of Como, died Saturday night in Jay County hospital, Portland, of injuries suffered forty-five minutes earlier when the car in which she was riding was involved in a head-on collision three miles south of Portland on the Boundary road.

Miss Lanning suffered a broken neck and other injuries.

She was riding in a car driven by Jack Pease, 18, of Salamonia, when the car collided with an automobile driven by Paul Stoner, of Salamonia. Passengers in the Stoner car included his brother, Vernon Stoner, 15, and Melvin Smith, 19, of south of Portland.

Pease, the two Stoners and Smith suffered cuts, bruises, and shock and were admitted to Jay County hospital. None was injured seriously. Paul Stoner also sustained a fracture of the left arm.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 17, 1946

Death Claims Hugh Frazier This Morning.

Hugh Frazier, a 70-year-old retired blacksmith and auto mechanic, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 4:12 a. m. today following a two-week serious illness. A lifelong resident of this vicinity, he resided south of Harrisville.

Mr. Frazier was born in Wayne township on May 26, 1876, son of Francis and Jane Shockney-Frazier. He attended the Jericho school, and was married to Cora Johnston in Winchester in 1897. He was a member of the Jericho Quaker church.

Besides the widow, he leaves three sons, Ralph and Harry Frazier, of Dayton, and Clarence Frazier, Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Mikesell, of Ridgeville; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Jesse Frazier, of near Union City, and James Frazier, Union City, and two sisters, Oma Frazier, of Muncie, and Mrs. John Hinshaw, Union City.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Friday.

Last rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Jericho church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 18, 1946

Former Winchester Glass Worker Dies At Home In Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Oct 18 --- Lennie H. Smith, 60, died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 616 ? West Willard street. He was a retired restaurant worker and had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War I and came to Muncie fifteen years ago, coming here from Winchester where he was a glass worker.

Surviving are one brother, Frank P. Smith, with whom he made his home and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Payne of Noblesville.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Piepho funeral home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Herschel F. Allen, pastor of the West Willard Street Church of God, in charge. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 18, 1946

Laura Beoddy, 76, Dies At Home In Lynn Wednesday.

Mrs. Laura Beoddy, 76 years old, died at her home in Lynn Wednesday morning following a few months of failing health.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Emma Chenoweth, of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Burial will be in the Beech Grove cemetery at Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 18, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Charles F. Mundhenk, 79, a retired farmer, died Wednesday at his home in Arcanum.

Nieces and nephews are his only survivors.

Rites were held in Arcanum Friday afternoon, with burial at Abbottsville.

[His wife Ada died in June 1943 and is also buried at Abbottsville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 21, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hathaway of Greenville, are mourning the death of a two-month-old daughter, Dianne Rae Hathaway, which occurred late Thursday at Wayne hospital.

Rites were held Saturday in Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 21, 1946

Mary E. Castle Dies At Home Near Saratoga.

Mary E. Castle, 85, died at 11:20 o'clock Saturday. morning at the home of her son, Russel, three miles northeast of Saratoga. She had been in ill health for the last two years.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Randolph county. She was born September 14, 1861 the daughter of Adolphin and Nancy Taylor Warren, and was the last of a family of twelve. She was a member of the New Lisbon Christian church.

Surviving besides the son, Russel, are a daughter, Mrs. Lola Smiley, Winchester, route four, and two step-sons, Ross Castle, of Connersville and Waite Castle, of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 22, 1946

Sister Of Union City Man Passes Away; Services Wednesday.

Mrs. Ella Nora Gibson, 70, died early Monday at her home in New Weston after a four-year illness from a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Gibson had spent the major part of her life in New Weston and was an active member of the Methodist church.

She leaves one daughter, Emile Gibbons, of New Weston; a son, Paul Metzcar, also of New Weston; six grandchildren; one sister, Manda Hittle, of Gettysburg, and two brothers, Andrew Johnson, Union City, and M. E. Johnson, Salem, Indiana.

Services will be held a the New Weston M. E. church at 2 p. m. (EST) Wednesday with Rev. Millkin officiating. Burial will be in Holsapple cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born June 11, 1876 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Edward Johnson (b. OH) and Mary Holsapple (b. Arcanum).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 22, 1946

Services Held Today For Gettysburg Man Killed By Train.

Gettysburg, Oct. 22 --- Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Oakland Church of the Brethren for William Toman, 74, civic leader and former grain elevator operator here, who was killed Sunday afternoon when his stalled automobile was struck by a Pennsylvania railroad freight train at the Gettysburg-Versailles road crossing, two miles northeast of this village. Burial was made at Gettysburg.

Mrs. Toman jumped clear of the car as the freight train approached.

A former director of the Citizens National bank here and a trustee of the cemetery and Church of the Brethren, he had served on the Gettysburg village council and had operated grain elevators here and at Pitsburg.

Survivors include the wife, Mary Estella; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Stoltz, Pitsburg, and three foster children.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 23, 1946

Rites Ar Held For Ft. Recovery Man.

Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic church in Fort Recovery at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning for Henry Bernard Beyke, 63, who died at his home in the neighboring village Sunday evening, following a stroke of paralysis suffered five years ago. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The deceased had resided in Fort Recovery for the past 42 years and was a member of the St. Mary's church, K. of A., and men's society of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Walburga, and the following children: Jake, of Greenville; Leo, Mrs. Mildred Wendel, Mrs. Mary Goubeaux and Bernard, all of Fort Recovery; Cletus, of St. Henry, and Henry, Jr., at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 24, 1946

Letha Ray Dies At Hospital After Brief Illness.

Miss Letha Ray, 44, of Saratoga, died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Randolph County hospital following a brief illness.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hosa Ray, of Saratoga, at whose home she resided; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Geeding, of Middletown, O., and Mrs. Verna Collins, of Deerfield; and three brothers, Clyde, of Hot Springs, Ark., Gail and Dale, both of Saratoga.

The body has been returned from the Middleton mortuary to the parents home where friends may call.

Funeral services for Miss Ray will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Saratoga Gospel Temple, Rev. Ralph Young will be in charge. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Charles (Pete) Kelley, 58, died Monday evening at his home in New Madison. He was a retired tobacco packer.

His only survivors are one brother, Everett Kelley, of New Madison and nieces and nephews.

Services for Mr. Kelley will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday at the Stutz & Sando funeral home, with burial in Greenmound cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that Charles Benton Kelley was born Feb. 22, 1889, the son of John Kelley (b. Maryland) and Sadie Beverly (b. Indiana).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Verna Keener, 71, widow of the late David Keener, died Sunday at her home in Greenville. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Hiller, of Greenville; two grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the late residence, with burial in the city cemetery.

[Verna Ellen Keener was the daughter of Henry Beck and Anna Brumbaugh.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- A 26-year-old Darke county navy veteran, Walter Eugene Voke, of Ansonia, route one, died Saturday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton from meningitis. Private services were held Tuesday in Greenville, with interment in the Greenville cemetery.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Doris; one son, Gary Eugene, at home; four brothers, John and Jay, both of Greenville; Jennings, of Dayton, and Robert, of Boston, Mass., and four sisters, Mrs. Chalmer Runkle, Mrs. Otha Brewer and Mrs. Marie Amspaugh, all of Greenville, and Mrs. Lester Dispennette, of Nashville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 1, 1920 in Greenville, OH, the son of Ora Voke and Anna Brumbaugh (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Palestine --- Walter H. Manuel, 71, an active coal dealer at Palestine for over 25 years, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Born and reared on a farm near Coletown, Mr. Manuel spent his entire life in Darke county and before locating at Palestine was engaged in farming pursuits. He was very well known throughout this section.

Surviving are his wife Margaret; nine children, 12 grandchildren, and two sisters.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Manuel residence with burial in Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Mrs. Susannah Brown, 94, widow of Noah Brown, died Wednesday [in Richmond, IN.]

Survivors include three sons, Charles, Virgil and George Brown, all of New Madison.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p. m. in New Madison, with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 9, 1851, the daughter of Michael Noggle and Mary Mote.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 28, 1946

Leona M. Maloy Is Dead At 54; Rites Tuesday.

Mrs. Leona Mary Maloy, 54, wife of George Maloy, died Sunday at 8 a. m. at her residence, 740 Ward street, Union City, following a several month's illness from a complication of diseases.

Born in Greenville on November 18, 1891, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Saben Locke. She attended the Greenville schools, and had spent most of her married life in Union City.

Besides the husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Anna Austerman, Mrs. Mary Bannon and Mrs. Helen Wise, all of Union City; 11 grandchildren; a step-mother, Mrs. Minnie Locke, Union City; two half-brothers, Clarence Locke, Union City, and William Locke, Dayton, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Dale Williams and Mrs. Millard Eikenberry, both of Union City; Mrs. John Stemm, Greenville, and Mrs. Eleanor Byrum, California.

The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 28, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Charles (Tom) Crawford, 57, died Thursday night. His late residence was on South Main street, New Madison.

Survivors include a sister, Allie Crawford, New Madison restaurant owner; a niece and a nephew.

Rites were held Sunday at the Stutz and Sando funeral home,with burial in Greenmound cemetery. Mr. Crawford was a veteran of World War I.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Charles Martin Crawford was born Aug. 29, 1889 at New Madison, Darke Co., OH, the son of James Crawford and Belle Ullom (both b. Darke Co., OH). He was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 29, 1946

Mrs. Charles Miller Dies; Last Rites Held.

Mrs. Charles Miller, a former resident of Winchester, passed away at the Methodist home in Warren, Ind., Saturday. Funeral services were held at Warren and interment took place in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Miller is survived by a sister, Mrs. Belle Saunders, of Bluffton, and a half-brother, Dale Evans, of San Francisco, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 29, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mr. and Mrs. William Petersime, Greenville, are mourning the death of a three-week-old daughter, Linda Nellie, which occurred Friday at Wayne hospital.

Rites for the infant were held Monday with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 30, 1946

Winnie Snyder Dies At Son's Home In Lynn.

Mrs. Winnie Snyder, 56, died suddenly Tuesday at the home of her son, Lloyd in Lynn, where she had gone for an afternoon visit. She was a resident of east of Lynn.

Surviving are the husband, Harl; four sons, Lloyd of Lynn, Paul of Cincinnati, James and Lawrence, both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Opal ruble of Muncie, Mrs. Rachel Hoover of New Castle, and Janis, at home; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. George Hutchison of Spartanburg, Mrs. Roscoe Van Venter of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Poe Shimp of Cincinnati; two brothers, Hugh Jackson of Spartanburg, and Cecil Jackson of near Union City.

Funeral services for Mrs. Snyder will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Apostolic church in Lynn with Rev. Lester McFarland in charge. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence east of Lynn after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 31, 1946

Wife Of Former Minister Is Dead.

Word received in Union City has disclosed the death of Mrs. Ida Dussey, 84-year-old wife of Rev. D. T. S. Dusey, former minister of the Waterhouse and old Hillgrove United Brethren churches.

Her death occurred in Dillsburg, Pa., Sunday. Funeral services and burial were conducted Wednesday.

Rev. Dusey was pastor of the Waterhouse and Hillgrove churches about 38 years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 31, 1946

Widely Known Jay County Farmer Dies; Rites Set For Friday.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 31 --- Funeral services for Edward Green, 73, who died suddenly of a heart attack last night at his home, will be conducted Friday afternoon a 2 o'clock in the Baird mortuary by Rev. George Addington and Rev. Lawrence Werts. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery near Ridgeville. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Mr. Green was a widely known Jay county farmer and spent most of his life in the county.

Surviving are the widow, Flossie; one daughter, Mrs. Faye L. Pierce of Muncie; one son, Clyde of Pike township, Jay county; two granddaughters; one sister, Emaline Bales of Delaware county; and one brother, James A., of Green township, Jay county.

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