Our Obituaries

Esther V. Shaffer

September 22, 1926 - August 18, 2016

Shaffer, Esther V., age 89 of New Carlisle, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Born September 22, 1926, to a loving family in Narrowsburg, New York, she was one of seven children. Her oldest brother, John, passed away while playing in their home at the age of 14. Soon after, her family moved to New York City where her dad worked at the American Hotel and they lived on 42nd...
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Patricia Ellen Feldman

May 21, 1926 - August 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Edith G. Bryant

December 5, 1917 - August 14, 2016

Edith G. Bryant passed away at the age of 98 on Sunday morning August 14, 2016, at Cypress Pointe Health Care Campus. She was born in Lost Creek, KY on December 5, 1917 to the late John and Elizabeth Francis. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, William H. Bryant in 1991; daughter, Shirley; son, Tom; sister, Mattie Fickert; and brothers, Farmer and Dan Francis. Edith is...
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Dorothy Mildred Budai Gifford

April 4, 1922 - August 13, 2016

Dorothy Mildred Budai Gifford passed away at Casa de las Campanas in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California on August 13, 2016.A real lady in every sense of the word, Mrs. Gifford was preceded in death by her parents, Paul B. and Helen B. Budai; her sister, Margaret Ann Abel; and her brother, Paul B. Budai, Jr. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 4,1922, graduated from Steele High School, and...
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Jesse Ayers

July 9, 1976 - July 27, 2016

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Jesse J. Ayers passed away suddenly. Preceded in death by older brother Ernest Junie Ayers. Survived by fiancé Ashley Koster, mother S. Rhonda Ayers, brothers Philip (Nico) Ayers & Ryan Ayers, sister Michelle Gase, sons Ryan and Dylan, daughters Lania, Aspen, Isabella, Ava Jade, Emalie, Haley, Alexandra, Marissa, grandchildren Kalyn, Mia, Aubrey and Iris,...
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Michael J. Waldren

August 25, 1937 - July 27, 2016

WALDREN, Michael J., "Bugzy", age 78 of Dayton passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Waldren (nee Hopkins) in March of this year; parents Anne M. and James M. Waldren; daughter Elizabeth Waldren; and siblings Robert and Richard Waldren and Marilyn Clancy. Survived by his daughter and son-in-law Teresa and...
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Rhonda Y. Abelardo

August 4, 1953 - July 23, 2016

ABELARDO, Rhonda Y., age 62 of Dayton, OH, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. She is preceded in death by her mother, Eva Wise Bolin and husband, Robert Abelardo. Rhonda is survived by her father, Ronald Bolin; siblings, Rocky Bolin of FL, Daniel Bolin of TX, Tim Bolin of OH, David Bolin of TN; son, Robert Medina Abelardo of CO; grandson, Aedan Drewis of CO; life partner, Ronald Parsel; as...
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Susan Wadovsky

January 28, 1948 - July 23, 2016

Susan E. Wadovsky (Bunts), age 68, of Dayton, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. She attended Belmont High School, class of 1966. She received her Bachelor's from Wright State University and Masters from The University of Dayton. She worked for Dayton Public Schools for 40+ years as an art teacher, then a guidance counselor. She was greatly recognized for her many...
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Sharon A. Fannin

December 23, 1953 - July 23, 2016

FANNIN, Sharon A.,age 62 passed on Saturday, July 23rd 2016. She was proceeded in death by her father, Bert H. Peel and survived by her mother Mary F. Peel, son Jon M. Fannin (Angela), grandson Jacksen and dear friends Robin Alsip and Greg Dickerson. She did not want any services or memorials, but if you go to a casino, slam a $20 in a machine for her. If you go to a race track stand up on lap 3...
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Stephen Fisher

August 21, 1941 - July 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Elizabeth L. Gangluff

November 28, 1930 - July 15, 2016

GANGLUFF, Elizabeth L, was born on November 28, 1930. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also an avid western square and round dancer. Elizabeth went to dance with the angels on July 15, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Any contributions in her memory can be made to The Hospice of Dayton.
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Ned M. Himebaugh

December 20, 1921 - July 14, 2016

Himebaugh, Ned M., age 94 of Dayton passed away Thursday, July 14th. Preceded in death by his wife Ethel "Bonnie" in 2006. Ned is survived by his children: Eric Himebaugh, Ronald Himebaugh, and Mindy Steiner (husband Jeff Broussard); grandchildren and great-grandchild. Ned worked at NCR for many years. He regularly played piano at 10 Wilmington Place for over 20 years. A gathering of friends will...
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V. Juanita True

April 6, 1921 - July 8, 2016

TRUE, V. Juanita, age 95 of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Friday, July 08, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran Village. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. True; daughter, Barbara Johnson; son, Danny True; parents, Guy and Vida Iiames; as well as brothers, Guy, Ray Jim, Sam and sisters, Helen, Judy, Betty and Joan. She is survived by her son and daughter in law Robert and Roezetta True;...
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Shellan Kathleen Fowler

November 27, 1968 - July 7, 2016

FOWLER, Shellan Kathleen, age 47 of Huber Heights, Ohio who was a very loving wife, outstanding mother and phenomenal Nana, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 7, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Karen Cunningham. Shellan is survived by her husband of 26 years, William Fowler; son, Darnell Lewis; daughter, Ashley (Adrian) Martin; sisters, Kelly Laird...
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Richard L. Hazel

August 23, 1923 - July 5, 2016

HAZEL, Richard L., age 92 of Kettering passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents Esther and Fred L. Hazel and siblings Catherine and Tom. Richard is survived by his wife Marjorie Hazel, son Mike (Thelma) Hazel, daughter Karen (Tim) Bennett, grandchildren: Christina, Andrew, Trey, and Alayna, and great-grandchildren Heather and Jason. Richard worked at NCR for over 37...
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Irvin Bogart

February 23, 1918 - June 28, 2016

Irvin C.Bogart, age 98 of Dayton passed away on June 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Magaret Bogart, parents Ada and Clifford Bogart, and daughter and son-in-law Beverly (Kelly) Christensen. Irvin is survived by his granddaughters and their spouses: Kim (Kevin) Shearer and Jodi (Tracy) Staton and great-grandchildren Max Weidenborner and Samantha Staton, special nephew Doug (Ardis)...
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Dorothy Cooper

March 28, 1924 - June 27, 2016

Dorothy M. Cooper (Wetzel), age 92, of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Monday, June 27th, 2016. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Floyd A. Cooper Jr., her parents, Rinehart and Anna Wetzel; three sisters and one brother. Dorothy is survived by her children: daughter: Pam (Dennis) Geglein, two sons, Steve (MaryAnn), and Mike (Connie). Also surviving are three...
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Michael A. Voyath

May 7, 1966 - June 23, 2016

VOYATH, Michael A, age 50 of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 23, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Nancy Voyath as well as his grandmother, Margaret Callaway. Michael leaves to cherish his beloved memory his sister Terri Voyath and his girlfriend, Paula Norris and her children. Mike and his father, known as "The Greek", were very well known in the 80's...
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Edna S. Sears

June 6, 1922 - June 18, 2016

Sears, Edna S., age 94, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Sanctuary in Dayton, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Vola Sears June 19, 2006. She was also preceded by a brother Earl Snell, a sister Vera Coomer and " twin sis " Hazel Pierce. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Regina (Sam) Lickliter of Kettering, OH, son and daughter-in-law Dan (Pam) Sears of Centerville,...
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Ruth M. Andrews

May 29, 1921 - June 16, 2016

Andrews, Ruth Mary age 95, a resident of Bethany Village passed away Thursday June 16, 2016 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband George Andrews, daughter Roberta Kahn, and brother Jack Seifert. She is survived by 2 cousins, Robert L. Seifert of Dayton and Louis Keyser in Florida. She was the former owner-operator of Rike's Hearing Aids and later Andrew's Hearing Aids. She...
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Eleanore C. Bertrand

February 23, 1931 - June 15, 2016

BERTRAND, Eleanore, age 85, of Kettering, OH, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bertrand and sister, Lois Young. She is survived by her sons; Scott (Lori), Jeff (Paula) and Mike (Linda), daughters; Vicky (Jim) Neyhouse and Molly (Mike) Montgomery, grandchildren; Stephanie, Luke, Kristen, Jennifer, Arend, Jimmy, Bertrand and...
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Paulette S. FAGUE

October 24, 1946 - June 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Lynne Ann Bohman

September 3, 1955 - June 8, 2016

Lynne Ann Bohman, age 60 of Dayton, unexpectedly passed away on June 8, 2016. Preceded in death by her father LaMar Fleagle, DDS. Survived by her husband Carl Randall Waller; mother Norene Fleagle; sons Josh (Alison) Bohman and Coby Bohman; stepchildren Amber Crossman, Amanda and Austin Waller; sister Susan (Rich) Dittes; brothers Kurt (Warren) Fleagle, Jim (Karen) Fleagle, and Dave Fleagle;...
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James Lee Haning

March 28, 1943 - June 5, 2016

HANING Sr. James "Jim," age 73 of Dayton, passed away at Kindred Hospital on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father, William Haning as well as brother, Leroy E Haning. Jim is survived by his children, Jimmy (Crystal) Haning, David (Sandy) Haning, Lisa (Ron) Wick, Laura Bond, Jeanie Estle as well as 13 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. Jim was a hard worker who retired...
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Treva L. Engle

May 25, 1929 - June 1, 2016

Engle, Treva L., age 87 of Dayton passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at her home, following a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her husband Donald L. Engle; parents Carl and Mary Bleininger; and siblings Carl Bleininger Jr. and Thelma Day. Survived by son Donald L. Engle Jr. of Vandalia; daughters Kathy (Gary) Hinch of Dayton and Janie Flora of Springfield; sisters Myrtle Bleininger and...
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June M. Applegate

September 26, 1931 - May 30, 2016

APPLEGATE, June M., age 84 of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Brookdale of Kettering. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jeanette Moshier and sister, Doris Harless. June is survived by her son and daughter in law, Ernie and Polly Applegate; grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Applegate, Todd (Erica) Applegate; great-grandchildren, Anabella, Collin and Garrison; nephews, Pat ...
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Sara Joan Barrows

July 3, 1927 - May 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Donald Michael Cherry

June 4, 1933 - May 25, 2016

CHERRY, Donald M "Don," age 82 of Kettering, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Hospice of Dayton. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Cherry and sister, Joan Alley. Don is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, LuAnne (Shaner) Cherry; son and daughter in law, Dale and Vonne Cherry; daughter and son in law, Susan and Robert Saul; sister, Vera Corbitt;...
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Evelyn Hechler

February 12, 1946 - May 20, 2016

Hechler, Evelyn J., age 70 of Dayton passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents William J. and Jean E. Hechler; paternal grandparents Elmer and Josephine Hechler; and maternal grandparents Edward and Nell Schulke. Survived by sister and brother-in-law Karen and Don Greene; niece and nephews Heather, Michael, and Greg; Evelyn enjoyed smiling faces and her smile will be...
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Mary Ruth Schmalstig

April 28, 1929 - May 20, 2016

Mary R.Schmalstig, age 87, passed away at Heartland of Kettering on Friday, May 20th, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Catherine Bell, son, Michael, and loving husband of 59 years, Edward. Mary is survived by her son, Richard (Terri) Schmalstig; sister: Ardella Bell; brother: Harry (Kathy) Bell; grandchildren: Samantha, Ashlie, Jessica and Chelsea and seven great...
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Harry A. Butler

September 6, 1927 - May 19, 2016

BUTLER, Harry A, age 88 of Huber Heights passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Laurel's Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Dorothy Butler, his sister, Maxine DeArmond, his brother Bobby, brothers-in-law, Don Marcum, Howard DeArmond and Ed Domsitz. Harry is survived by sisters, Joyce Domsitz and Judith Marcum; brother, James & wife Patty Butler; devoted...
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Greta Marie Royster

October 31, 1941 - May 18, 2016

ROYSTER, Greta Marie, was carried by Jesus into Heaven on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Juanita (Quillin) Lucas as well as her cousin James Bohram. Greta was the love of her aunt's life and whom she is survived by, Helen M. Quillin as well as two nieces, a nephew and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Monday, May 23, 2016 at TOBIAS...
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Barbara Ann Johnson

December 5, 1954 - May 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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William Finley Smith

November 25, 1930 - May 17, 2016

William F Smith of Dayton Ohio, age 85, quietly passed on May 17 2016. He was a beloved father and grandfather. Preceded in death by his wife D. Marlene and survived by his daughter Kathleen D. Reeves, granddaughter Melissa K and husband Casey Payne, and his grandson Thomas V. Campbell. He was an inspiration and an accomplished music man who was loved and admired by many. His absence will be...
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Robert Charles Chapman

January 3, 1951 - May 13, 2016

Robert "Bob" Charles Chapman, 65, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton at about 5 am on Friday, May 13. He is survived by two children, Chris and Lisa, from his first marriage to Marion. Lisa is married to Marc Picard and they have 4 children, Bob's grandchildren: Annica, Dawson, Ethanie, and Avayah. All of them are Canadian and reside in northern Ontario. Bob was raised by his...
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Ralph E. May

September 20, 1930 - May 8, 2016

MAY, Ralph E. Age 85 of Dayton passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife Wanda K. May of 19 years; daughter Lynn May; son Christopher May; and sisters Betty, Joyce, and Sharon of Portsmouth, OH. Survived by mother of his children, Mary Frances May-Bohman; daughters Therese May, Mychelle May, and Mylynnde Durand; several grandchildren; brother Ed May and sister-in-law Jean;...
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Patricia Ann Franer

August 21, 1934 - May 7, 2016

FRANER, Patricia "Pat" A., age 81, passed away at The Oaks of West Kettering on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elizabeth Reid, daughters; Sharon Davoody-Love and Paula Franer, brother, Jack Reid and grandson, Jeremy Shively. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Kevin) Brennan, son, Allen Franer, grandchildren; Julie (Chad) Smith, Josh ...
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Janet Ruth Daum

January 26, 1925 - May 2, 2016

Janet Ahlers Daum, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on May 2, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio.Janet was born on January 26, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Edward and Amelia Ahlers. She was a graduate of Western Hills High School and spent her summer days at Crosley Field as a "groupie" of the Cincinnati Reds. During an unforgettable game, this life- long Reds' fan met her...
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Joseph Clarence Dant

September 27, 1919 - April 26, 2016

Joseph C. Dant, was born September 27, 1919 in Dant, KY to the late William W. and Mary E. (Bowling) Dant. Joe was one of thirteen children and his surviving siblings include; Hank Dant, Estelle Ubben and Ray Dant all of Louisville, KY. Joe graduated from St. Xavier High School and went on to serve in the Army. He is a World War II veteran. Joe was happily married to Nora "Nonie" (Mattingly) Dant...
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Juanita M. Lupetti

April 2, 1919 - April 18, 2016

Lupetti, Juanita M., age 97 of Dayton passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Oaks of West Kettering. Preceded in death by her husband John J. Lupetti; parents Charles and Anita Mount; and daughter Marcha J. Alford. Survived by daughter Sandra (Jack) Wright; sisters Sarah Shearer and Frances Montgomery; grandchildren: Carol Wright, Chris Wright, Mark Wright, Calvin Wright, and Kenneth Alford;...
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Rose Ann Johnson

October 11, 1930 - April 17, 2016

Rose Ann Johnson, 85, passed away at The Summit at Park Hills in Fairborn, Ohio on Sunday, April 17th, 2016. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elvira Kastle, husband of over 30 years, Raymond Johnson, sister, Mary Lou Zimmer, and brothers, Joseph Kastle and John Kastle. She is survived by her son, Joe (Beth) Johnson, daughter, Vicki (Gary) McGrew, sisters, Carolyn "Susie" ...
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Barbara S. Robinson

June 6, 1929 - April 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Christine McPherson

February 9, 1927 - April 9, 2016

McPHERSON, Christine D. (Lawson) age 89 of Dayton passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Clay McPherson, daughter, Marsha Kreider, sisters, Anna M Cotterman, and Pearl Jackson, brothers, Edgar, Herschel, Neal, Harrison and George Lawson, grandson, Bobby Brackney. She is survived by her daughter, Diana (Chico) Burns; granddaughter, Christina (Tim)...
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Rita R. McGrath

December 19, 1930 - April 9, 2016

Rita R. McGrath, age 85 of Troy, passed away Saturday, April 09, 2016. She was born December 19, 1930 in Dayton to the late, Stanley and Winona Rogers. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Michael, sons, Lamont and Marty, sister, Rosalie Boggs, brothers, Stanley, Jimmie, Jack and Kenneth Rogers. She is survived by her daughter, Melinda (Bill Dawes), sons, Mark (Cynthia) McGrath and...
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Marion Gene Barga

December 2, 1942 - April 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Mary Roselyn Rupert

March 28, 1920 - April 5, 2016

Rupert, Mary Roselyn "Rose", age 96 of Dayton passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. She was born in Covington, KY to the late Stella and Harry Schneider. Preceded in death by her husband Clifford J. Rupert; 2 sisters and a brother: Stella Marie Peeno, Martha J. Acree, and Raymond Schneider; 2 grandsons, Alan R. Patterson and Dan Michael Phillips; granddaughter Robin Louise Phillips; and sons-in...
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Johnny Ray Duff

August 28, 1969 - April 5, 2016

DUFF, Johnny Ray, age 46 of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his son, Jacob (Jasna) Duff; brothers and sisters, Larry Duff, Connie Masters (Gary Stafford), Jerry (Barbara) Duff, Carol Sue Fahrion (Ron Lobel), Debbie (Jack) Kiser; grandson, Cameron Duff; special friend, Lisa Wooles, as well as many nieces, nephews and close...
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Russell Thomas Pickle

October 27, 1954 - April 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Jeffrey Heuer Fredericks

June 19, 1953 - March 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Patricia June Heiser

February 22, 1949 - March 29, 2016

Patricia June Heiser, age 67, passed away at Miami Valley Hospital on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Hazel Habel. She is survived by her daughters; Theresa J. Heiser and Tammy M. Crider, sisters; Jeanette Rapp and Joyce A. Baker, grand-children; Cody L.B. (Anna) Heiser and Stephanie J. Crider and great-grandchild, Bradley M. Heiser. Patricia...
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Dona Billings

January 21, 1938 - March 24, 2016

BILLINGS, Dona, age 78, passed away at her residence on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and James Boyles, and brother-in-law, Randy Shields. Beloved mother of her children, Stacey Billings (Steve Johnson) of Dayton, OH, and Teresa Billings (Mark Arcuri) Woodstock, GA, grandmama to Amber Johnson (Jay Thomas) of Dayton, Grant Johnson of Dayton, Anthony ...
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Regan Shields

March 22, 1933 - March 23, 2016

Shields, Regan "Randy", age 83 of Kettering passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2016 with his beloved wife and loving daughters beside him. He was born in Gadsden, Alabama to the late Thelma and George Shields and raised in Ferndale, Michigan. He attended Wittenberg University on a football scholarship and graduated in 1951. Randy was an all-around great athlete who partook in many...
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Evelyn Irene Mefford

December 14, 1932 - March 23, 2016

MEFFORD, Evelyn Irene nee Harris, age 83 passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. She is survived by her only son and daughter in law, William "Bill" Edward Mefford and Cynthia Ann Mefford; as well as grandchildren, Sarah A. (Mefford) (Andrew) Schieltz, Mary Irene (Michael) Haase, Rebekah Elaine (Eric) Blackford, Austin Edward Mefford and Fiancé Olivia Harper who are to be wed May 15, 2016...
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Mattie Ruth Goeltzenleuchter

December 8, 1932 - March 22, 2016

Mattie Ruth Goeltzenleuchter, age 83 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by, her husband, Darrell T Goeltzenleuchter, sisters, Opal Chaney and Betty Chaney, brother, Larry Davis. Mattie is survived by her sisters, Donna McIntosh, Elaine (Gary) Powell; brothers, James (Peggy) Davis, John (Gladys) Davis, Pleas (Wanda) Davis and Shirley Davis; sister-in-law,...
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Donald C. Halsey

January 10, 1924 - March 22, 2016

Donald C, Halsey 92 of Dayton passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 . He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty Lou Halsey and granddaughter Jennifer Halsey. Donald is survived by two sons: Timothy (Rose) and Gary Halsey; many nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946; He worked as a security guard at the National Cash Register Company in Dayton, Ohio from...
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Lois L. Hoerner

August 1, 1915 - March 16, 2016

Lois Brown Hoerner, 100, of Kettering passed away at Lincoln Park Manor on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016. Daughter of the late Mary W. Sayers and Wm Worley Brown, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garnett W. Hoerner in 1977; Son Bruce E. Hoerner in 1999 and grandson Gerald P. Hoerner in 2003. Also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Survivors include one son, Paul D. Hoerner...
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Robert Charles Trangenstein

February 15, 1936 - March 8, 2016

TRANGENSTEIN, Robert Charles, age 80, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Bob was born February 15, 1936 in Dayton to Hugo and Margaret Trangenstein. He is preceded in death by his sister Lucille Wenning; his brothers Walter Trangenstein, Richard Trangenstein and Raymond Trangenstein. Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia of 60 years; his daughter Deborah Bauer; sons Michael (Debbie)...
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Gary L. Garman

August 13, 1942 - March 7, 2016

GARMAN, Gary L., age 73, passed away at Kettering Hospital on Monday March, 7th, 2016. Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Gale and Barbara (Lewis) Garman. Gary is survived by his loving partner Judy Walker, son, Patrick (Mary) Garman, daughter, Kelly (Joe) Kernich, sisters; Lynn (Tim) Farney, Anita Wray, Mary Ann Tuuri and Susan (Greg) Balter and grandchildren; Kayla and Andrew Kernich,...
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Patricia Ann Engelbrecht

November 8, 1944 - March 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Patricia Louise Sartell

March 17, 1941 - March 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Thomas Clayton Osborne

December 28, 1926 - March 2, 2016

Thomas Clayton Osborne, age 89 of Kettering went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mattie and his loving dog Ginger, and survived by his son Timothy. Also preceding him are his parents, Mary and George Osborne; brothers and sister, Floyd, Raymond, and Bob Osborne and Bessie Varner; his grandparents who raised him when his mother died,...
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Shirley A. Spitler

May 19, 1933 - February 28, 2016

Shirley A. Spitler, age 82 of Dayton, passed away Sunday, Feb 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin "Jake" Spitler in 2012 and her daughter, Sharon Spitler, in 2006. She is survived by her son, Mark Spitler of Centerville. She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Robert and wife Danielle Spitler. She was a graduate of Stivers High School and a life-long Dayton resident....
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Frances Wellman

March 29, 1938 - February 26, 2016

Wellman, Frances, age 77 of Dayton passed away on February 26, 2016 at Livingston Care Center. She was born in Blaine, KY to the late Orville and Cynthia Wheeler. She is also preceded in death by her husband Arlie Wellman, son Roger Wellman, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Frances is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Autie Howard, and 14 nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will...
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Charles Edward Mannon

March 6, 1937 - February 26, 2016

MANNON, Charles E Sr. age 78 passed peacefully on Feb. 26, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born in Huntington, WV on March 6, 1937 to the late Jesse & Juanita (Older) Mannon. Chuck moved to Dayton in 1952 and attended Wilbur Wright HS. He was a supervisor at Ford and retired in 1999 after 26 yrs. of service. Left behind to cherish Chuck's memory: his beloved wife of 58 years...
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Louise P. Fletcher

September 9, 1921 - February 26, 2016

Louise Fletcher age 94 of Dayton, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 surrounded by family. She was born September 9, 1921 in Middlesboro, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents, R.T. Parham and Ruth (Williamson) Parham and her brother Robert Thomas Parham Jr. Louise is survived by 3 daughters, Linda Grant (George), Susan Harbaugh (Earl), and Janie Fletcher-Fahrer (Ted). 4 grandchildren,...
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Dorothy Jean Dieterle

November 23, 1921 - February 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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James H. Pohlabeln

May 9, 1954 - February 13, 2016

Pohlabeln, James H., "Jimi P", passed away on February 13, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Alberta and Leo and his brother Nick. He is survived by his wife Marcy, his sister Theresa Dugan, nieces and nephews, and many friends. He retired from AT&T and was a member of the AMVETS. A memorial service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Tobias Funeral Home, Belmont...
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Linda Lee Favorite

January 28, 1948 - February 12, 2016

FAVORITE, Linda Lee age 68 of Dayton, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her father Clarence, her brother Lance and her cousin Tim Favorite. She is survived by cousins Richard (Marilyn) Favorite of Beavercreek, OH. Lynn of Alaska, Casey of Maineville, OH, Scott and (Jenny), Ryan and Haley of Waynesville, OH, Judy Knecht and Donna Parks. She...
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George F. Henderson

June 23, 1931 - February 7, 2016

Henderson, George F. age 84, born in Birmingham, AL on June 23, 1931 went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. George was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Rosalind Fay. He is survived by his soul mate and love of his life of 54 1/2 years, Sandra; three children :Teresa Wredberg (James), Sherri Musick (Todd), and John Henderson (Janna...
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Eleanor Delores Manchester

January 23, 1935 - February 2, 2016

Eleanor Delores Manchester, 81, of Melbourne, FL, formerly Dayton, OH, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 in Florida with family and husband Floyd Manchester of 60 years by her side. She was preceded in death by, sisters, Mary Bushbaum and Eileen Bundy, brothers, Orville Tallet and Ralph Tallet. Eleanor is survived by her husband, Floyd, children: David (Jeannie) Manchester,...
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Dale Frederick Braunschweiger

December 31, 1928 - January 31, 2016

BRAUNSCHWEIGER, Dale F., age 87, of Kettering, passed away peacefully January 31 at his home at the Carlyle House in Kettering. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Sophia Braunschweiger; sisters Dolores Detmer and Evelyn Michel and brother Eugene Braunschweiger (Mable); and beloved wife of 54 years Carol Braunschweiger (Fauver). Dale is survived by son Craig (Debra) and grandsons...
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Esther Louise Oxley

March 16, 1930 - January 30, 2016

Esther Louise Oxley, 85 of Dayton, passed away January 30, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvesta & Edward Criswell, husband Ralph, daughter, Sue Brazzell, brother Wilbur, sister, Doris, brother-in-law, John and sister-in-law, Shirley. Esther is survived by her daughters, Linda (Bob) Beecroft, Patty (Don) Miers, Debbie (Bob) Lummis; son, Tom (Bev) Hutchison, sisters, Audrey...
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Charles William Huelsman

September 7, 1933 - January 26, 2016

HUELSMAN, Charles "Charlie" William, age 82 of Dayton, OH passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Mildred (Kaiser) Huelsman; granddaughter, Jennifer Huelsman; grandson, Michael Allen; daughter in law, Betty Jo Huelsman; mother and father in law, Lottie and Ernest Arnold; sister, Marilyn Kaiser and brothers, Paul, James, David, Howard, and...
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Doris Vivian Sivert

May 8, 1918 - January 17, 2016

SIVERT, Doris Vivian, 97, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 peacefully in her home. Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sr. and daughter, Beverly Ferguson. Doris is survived by her son, Ralph (Sandra) Sivert Jr., daughter, Carole (Lonnie) Ellison and sister, Phyllis Peffley. Doris is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great...
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Donald James Keller

January 25, 1956 - January 14, 2016


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Judy L. Petrae

November 17, 1940 - January 10, 2016

PETRAE, Judy, age 75 of Huber Heights, OH passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Ruth Webb; as well as brothers, Richard Schuster and Ray Webb. Judy is survived by her sons, Jack, Joseph, Jason (Keli), brothers and sisters in law; Don (Toni) and Martin (Glenna); grandchildren, Willow and Aiden as well as a host of other grandchildren. She is...
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Robert W. Logan

June 17, 1930 - January 8, 2016

Robert W. Logan age 85, longtime resident of Dayton OH. Preceded in death by parents, Robert W Sr. and Ann Fitzmartin Logan and brother Larry Logan. Survived by wife of 65 years, Eleanor Maxine Logan, children: Maryann Brandes, Amy (Ron) Worley, Bill (Carole) Logan and Patrick (Leslie) Logan. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. ...
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Mary Brennan

November 14, 1927 - January 7, 2016

BRENNAN, Mary C (Georges), age 88 of Kettering, departed on Thursday, January 7, 2016 to reunite with her Parents, John and Louise (Kuebler) Georges, Husband of 56 years, Richard Brennan and daughter-in-law of 40 years, Barb Brennan. She leaves behind her four Children-Mike (Deborah Wilder), Dan, Kathy and Kevin (Karen), former daughter-in-law Pam Brennan and longtime friend Barb Heider, Six...
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Edward Douglas Burke

November 21, 1958 - January 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Clayton Louis Marazzi

April 27, 1929 - January 1, 2016

Clayton ( Monk) Marazzi, age 86 died on January 1, 2016 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Flomarie. He also leaves behind his children, John, Pam, Patty and Judy as well as his grandson Louie (Rhoda) and great grandson Lennox. He is also survived by Diane and Steve Caron, Dan and Terri Marazzi and numerous nieces and nephews. Clayton was preceded in death by...
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Lewis David Bernard

July 28, 1926 - December 30, 2015

Bernard, Lewis, 89, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Lewis is survived by his wife, Betty Bernard, of 65 years, sons, David (Anna) Bernard and Terry (Shari) Bernard, grandchildren, Keri (Tim) England, Krista (Ricky) Walakonis, Cory Bernard, Ryan (Bethany) Bernard, Steven (Dreama) Johnson and Crystal Johnson. Lewis is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation will be...
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Constance Lynn Flickinger

April 16, 1946 - December 29, 2015

FLICKINGER, Connie (Mammy), age 69, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Mary Flickinger. Connie is survived by her sons; David Cracraft, Brian Cracraft, and Curtis Cracraft, daughter, Kimberly Cracraft, sisters; Vicki (Harvey) Donathan and Shellie (Jimmy) Campbell, brothers; Chuck Hurd and Junior "Flick" (Tana)...
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Eleanore Amelia Harshman

February 1, 1928 - December 27, 2015

Harshman, Eleanore, of Dayton, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, December 27, 2015. Eleanore was preceded in death by her husband Dale. Eleanore is survived by her son, Dale Harshman (Marjorie) and daughters, Jill Turner, Gwenn Phillabaum and Gail Hamilton. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at David's Cemetery at...
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Betty F. Newhouser

August 11, 1923 - December 24, 2015


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Angel Manuel Jimenez

December 23, 1942 - December 22, 2015

JIMENEZ, Angel Manuel, of Centerville passed away December 22, 2015 at Hospice of Dayton. He was 72. Angel ended his battle with Alzheimer's peacefully with family at his side. Angel was born to Justina and Angel Jimenez Sr. on December 23, 1942 in Manatee, Puerto Rico. Growing up, Angel traveled the world with his military father. He went to high school in Orleans, France where he ran track and...
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Robert Joseph Madden

June 4, 1923 - December 22, 2015

Madden, Robert Joseph Sr., "Truck", age 92 of Dayton peacefully passed away after a wonderful life on December 22, 2015 with his family by his side. He was preceded in death in 2012 by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Ann Madden; parents William and Florence Madden; daughter Sally Madden; siblings Caroline Jellison, Billy Madden, Jane Kirk, Margy Ames, and George Madden; and granddaughter-in-law...
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Elizabeth A. McFarland

April 26, 1962 - December 17, 2015

Elizabeth McFarland, 53, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her mother, Deanna and brother, David McFarland. Elizabeth is survived by her father, John McFarland, brother, Mark McFarland (Janine) and Aunt, Joanne Hartman. Elizabeth is also survived by Lori, Renee, friends and staff at RHA Residence Home Association. Visitation for Elizabeth...
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Elizabeth Anne Waldren

May 14, 1964 - December 14, 2015

Elizabeth (Beth) Waldren, age 51, passed away on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at Kettering Medical Center. She is survived by her parents, Michael and Patricia Waldren, daughter, Virginia Patrice (Darius Lamar Williams) Waldren, sister, Teresa (Harry) Litton, grandson, Uber Prince Williams, uncle, Richard Sinck, nieces and nephews; Michaela, Catie and Harrison and other relatives and friends.....
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Dennis Hays

April 9, 1945 - December 13, 2015

Hays, Dennis G., age 70, of Oakwood, OH, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 13, 2015 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents David and Glenna. He is survived by his wife of 46 ½ years, Vicki and his daughter and son-in-law Denise and Mitchell Gehle of Centerville, OH. Dennis was a member of First Grace Brethren Church. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in...
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Karen Ann Kramer

July 3, 1949 - December 10, 2015

Karen A. Kramer, age 66 of Kettering, Ohio passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Hospice of Dayton. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Helen Grant. Karen is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bill Kramer; sons, Eric Kramer, Jeremy (Stephanie) Kramer; sister, Janet Grant; brother, Brian Grant; grandchildren, Brooklyn as well as another on the way and also numerous family...
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Evan Daniel Larkin

December 24, 1923 - December 8, 2015

Evan D. Larkin, of Dayton Ohio, passed away Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 at Hospice of Dayton after a brief illness. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 24 December, 1923. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1942. Evan served his country during World War 2 in the Army's 102nd infantry Ozarks Division and was awarded a Bronze Star for valor. He graduated from The Ohio State University and...
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Mary Elizabeth Prugh

March 14, 1924 - December 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH.
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Joey Nathan Toms

August 1, 1957 - December 2, 2015


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Paul Edwin Kemper

July 11, 1927 - November 25, 2015

Paul Edwin Kemper, age 88, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015. Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Wilma Kemper, parents, Carl and Edna Kemper and sister, Doris Hockerman. Paul is survived by his daughters; Judy Kemper, Connie (John) Blas, Kathy (Joel) Kane, Karen (Nick) Manzo, 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren...
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Victoria Lyons Wright

January 7, 1953 - November 23, 2015


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Hannah Sutton

June 5, 1933 - November 19, 2015

Sutton, Hannah L. age 82 of Dayton passed away on Nov. 19, 2015. Hannah was born the first of eleven children to Donald and Carrie Hughes. In 1948 she married Hobart Sutton and they had five children Katherine Peyton, Donald (Yvonne) Sutton, Jeannie Sutton, Rachel Sutton, and Rebekah (Scott) Madden. Hannah was a homemaker, waitress (she worked at Rikes downtown), and nanny for many years. An avid...
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Willard Suttles

June 1, 1948 - November 18, 2015

SUTTLES, Willard, age 67, went home to be with the Lord on November 18, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Sallie (Miller) Suttles; brother, Charlie; and sisters, Jenny and Nunetta. He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany (Ricky) Thompson; grandsons, David and Amonte; brother, William Jr.; sisters, Joan Barnett, Betty Allen, Barbara (Craig Riddle) Rice as well as several...
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Anna Mildred Roberts

January 1, 1920 - November 15, 2015

ROBERTS, Anna Mildred, age 95 of Dayton passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Anna was born January 1, 1920 to the late Stanley and Eva Harper in Jackson, OH where she grew up on a small dairy farm. At an early age she learned to milk cows along with her sisters, Clara White and Dorothy Dixon, who precede her in death. She attended Brown School which was a one-room school house, and later...
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Lois Maxine Shindlebower

April 16, 1938 - November 14, 2015

SHINDLEBOWER, Lois Maxine "Max," age 77 of Dayton, OH passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wade P. Shindlebower Sr. as well as her parents, Max E. and Estella W. Lee. She is survived by her daughter, April (David) Brown; sons, Wade (Laura) Shindlebower, Edward Shindlebower; grandchildren, Wade III, Cole, Carlee; sister, Joann Barr; life...
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Beverley Joan VanZant

May 30, 1931 - November 13, 2015

VANZANT, Beverley J (McFarland), born in New Castle, PA in 1931 and left this world on November 13, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Edis McFarland and sister, Patricia (Lainer). She is survived by her daughter; Marsha (Bert) Kelsey, son; Roger (Tina) VanZant, and son; Donald VanZant as well as many grandkids, great grandkids and her best friend, Harold Huber. Beverley...
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