Our Obituaries

Jobe Benjamin Morrison

June 11, 1937 - September 23, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Jobe Benjamin Morrison of Centerville, Ohio and Spofford Lake, New Hampshire announce his passing on September 23, 2017, following a brief illness.Born on June 11, 1937 in Port Heron, Michigan, he was the son of Raleigh and Bessie Morrison. Jobe earned a degree in Pulp and Paper Science Engineering from Western Michigan University in 1960. On a blind...
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Rudolph John Gimbrone

January 6, 1936 - September 21, 2017

GIMBRONE, Rudolph John, age 81 of Centerville, died peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on Thursday, September 21, 2017, surrounded by loving family. Rudy was born January 6, 1936 in Red Bank, NJ to Rudolph and Frances (Lucia) Gimbrone. Survived by wife of 20 years, Janis (Stafford) Gimbrone, daughter Gloria, son Gregory, step-children Mark (Robin) Brittelli, Mary (Johnathan) Ondrejka, and Robert...
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Fred W. Hays

June 24, 1952 - September 20, 2017

Hays, Fred W. age 65 of Kettering passed away Wednesday September 20, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his parents Winford Hays and Pauline (Gatrell). He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rita L. Hays of Kettering, OH; brother-in-law Rodney (Marcia) Dietz of Brookville; sister-in-law, Theresa (Bill) Stevens of Kettering; 3 sisters, Tammy Zivic of VA., Gina Monte of PA.,...
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Robert William Chaney

March 11, 1947 - September 20, 2017

Chaney, Robert W., age 70, passed away Wednesday September 20, 2017. Bob worked for many years as an offset printer at McCall's and other magazines. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Pete Chaney. He is survived by a brother, J. Mitch (Barbara) Chaney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 to 11...
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Dale R. Hines

September 27, 1932 - September 19, 2017

Dale Ray Hines, M.D.Dale slept away into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on the afternoon of September 19, 2017. He was born on September 27, 1932 to Fred and Josephine (Portteus) Hines in Richmond, Indiana. His siblings, Joanne Grigsby and Jeanne Wright have preceded him in death and are part of the host waiting to receive him. Dale leaves his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Henning), children:...
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Judy Anne Davis

February 18, 1951 - September 16, 2017

DAVIS, Judy Anne, 66, of Centerville, OH passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 18, 1951 in Cleveland, OH. She will be remembered as a devoted mother with a quick wit, keen sense of humor and a deadly sense of sarcasm. She was a graduate of Warren Western Reserve in 1969, and attended Kent State University. After her marriage, she extensively...
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Shirley Ann Vukmir

October 14, 1930 - September 16, 2017

Vukmir, Shirley AnnThe daughter of Francis Keane O'Brien and Agnes (nee Hundelt) of St. Louis, MO died on Saturday September 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father and mother and older sister Mary Jane (nee O'Brien) DeForest (Roy) of Fairborn, OH. Shirley was born in St. Louis, MO and came to Dayton in 1955 to visit her sister in Fairborn. Here she met her future husband and they...
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Claudia M. Weisgarber

September 9, 1922 - September 14, 2017

Claudia M. Weisgarber, age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bishop and Bertha McCormick; five of seven siblings; and her husband of 52 years, Robert L. Weisgarber. Claudia is survived by her three children, Robert (Ann) Weisgarber, Jr., Deborah (Jeff) Lovelace, and Jeanne McKinnon; four grandchildren, James (Tom Humbert)...
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Virgie Detling

June 20, 1925 - September 13, 2017

Detling, Virgie (nee Jeffers), passed away, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was preceded by her husband, Nevin Detling; son, Harold Gene Hamblin; parents, Winston and Mary Etta (Dyer) Jeffers; brothers, Paul, Auther, Burl, Earl and Walter; sisters, Ina, Lena, and Marie; and by a son-in-law, John Lawdermilt; She is survived by son, Bill and Theresa Hamblin; daughters, Joyce and Rick Miller and...
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Janet Eileen Dickinson

February 12, 1943 - September 11, 2017

Janet Eileen Dickinson, age 74, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born February 12, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of Raul Frye and Ruth Worley. She was also very close to her stepmother, Clara McVey.In 1962, Janet met Kelvin Dickinson at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and they later married in 1966. Together...
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Cletus Edward Oberst

March 7, 1930 - September 10, 2017

OBERST, Cletus (Clete) Edward, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, at his home in Centerville, OH, in the presence of his loving wife Dee and family. Clete was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on March 7th, 1930. He learned and embraced the virtue of service to others at the family-owned grocery store, where his parents helped so many others in need during the Great Depression....
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Mary Ann Barrows

December 30, 1923 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Kenneth Richard MCMANUS

July 6, 1954 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Frank Lloyd Roepken

December 14, 1921 - September 8, 2017

ROEPKEN, Frank Lloyd, 95, of Centerville, Ohio died Friday September 8, 2017.He was preceded in death by his brother James D. Roepken and his parents Katharine J. and Casten A. Roepken. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jean P. Roepken, daughter Sandy Bashaw, (Michael), son Steve Roepken (Melinda), granddaughter Katy Kreitzer and great-grandson Casten Wanzer, numerous nieces and nephews. He...
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Raymond Ceasar Frye

February 3, 1944 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Biswa Nath Basuray

August 31, 1936 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Ernest Leo Bertke

October 17, 1928 - September 8, 2017

BERTKE, Ernest L., 88 died Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton following a brief illness. He leaves his loving wife of 62 years, Rita (Guggenbiller) Bertke; his seven children Delbert (Jean), Ronald (Susan), Thomas (Lisa), Lisa Ellis (fiancé Bill Wehinger), Bradley (Kim), Diane, and Kevin (Mary); 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; his sister Norma Otting and brother Bill...
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Faye Moore Edison

July 22, 1920 - September 7, 2017

Moore Edison, Faye, age 97, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Faye worked as a security guard at NCR during WW II. After the war she worked at Delco and Sears before buying Delview Market with her late husband, Lloyd Moore. She operated the grocery for over 20 years. Faye loved flowers and gardening and was an excellent seamstress. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Lloyd Moore,...
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Ruby Loraine Flagel

May 10, 1932 - September 6, 2017

Flagel, Ruby, age 85, passed away at Brighton Gardens, Wednesday, September6, 2017. Ruby was born on Tuesday, May 10, 1932 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to Thelma (Quinn) and Thomas Carey. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, George "Joe" Flagel. She is survived by her daughter, Shan (Steve) Kilian of Dayton; son Benjamin (Michelle) Flagel of Canton, Ohio;...
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Clematene Bourne

May 26, 1933 - September 5, 2017

BOURNE, Clematene "Clem", age 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning September 5, 2017 Oak Creek Terrace. Clem is preceded in death by her mother Golden VanVetter, father Tom Jones, brother Charles Jones, sisters; Helen Alsup and Anne Yeomans. She is survived by her son John(Carol)Spears, daughters; Rhonda(Dan)Mason, and Susan Bourne, grandchildren: Jessica and Zachary Spears; Danny Mason...
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William Henry Cantrell

December 2, 1921 - September 4, 2017

CANTRELL, William Henry, age 95 passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. He was born in Lickburg, KY, son of Ollie Charles & Mance Cantrell. Served in the Navy during World War II of which he was extremely proud. He was awarded as a distinguished Federal Civilian in the Logistics Command for his calibration support for Air Force weapon systems and retired from the USAF after 42 years of service....
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Jack E. Steel

June 6, 1925 - September 4, 2017

STEEL, Jack E., Sr., age 92 of Kettering passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Jack was born on June 6, 1925 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Nelson and Ruth Newman Steel. He was also preceded in death by his wife Betty; brothers, Newman and Nelson Steel. He is survived by his son, Jack (Christine) Steel, Jr.; daughter Linda Jones; sister, Mary Lou Schear; Five grandchildren;...
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Rosemary Van Allen

April 14, 1919 - September 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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David L. Olinger

July 22, 1931 - September 2, 2017

Olinger, David L. age 86, a proud life-long resident of Dayton passed away Saturday September 2, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Louise Olinger and a brother Gerry F. Olinger. Survivors include his four children, Mark (Karen) of Richmond, VA., Karen (Rich) of Indianapolis, IN., Gerard (Colette) of Kettering, and Chris (Julie) of Austin, TX; a brother,...
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Robert Andrew Ackerman

August 23, 1939 - September 1, 2017

Robert Andrew Ackerman, Jr., age 78 of Centerville died Friday, September 1, 2017. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant from 1962-1965, a 1957 graduate from Stivers HS, and a1961 graduate in Business from Ohio State University, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He was briefly employed by NCR, Samsonite, Big Hill Realty-ranked top 10 in sales in the Dayton...
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Raymond Henry Kasel

December 17, 1923 - August 31, 2017

KASEL, Raymond H. age 93 of Bellbrook, OH passed away at home on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Raymond was born in Pueblo, CO on December 17, 1923 to Louise and John Kasel. His loving wife of 51 years Mary predeceases him. He is survived by daughters Patti (Jim) Brady, Mary Lou (Mark) Edsall, and Maureen Stockhouser; sons, Ray (Galina), Donny, Jim (Theresa), Mike, and Tom. Many grandchildren and...
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Margaret Hundley Collins

January 27, 1925 - August 31, 2017

Margaret Hundley Collins peacefully passed away on August 31st at her son's home in Washington Township, OH. She was born January 27, 1925 in Huntington West Virginia to former Huntington Councilman and Grocer Henry Clarence Hundley and Lillie Mae (Isaacs) Hundley, a Cabell County school teacher. Margaret was a graduate of Huntington High School and Huntington Junior College of Business. After...
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David R. Grube

March 13, 1948 - August 31, 2017

GRUBE, David R., age 69, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, at his residence in Fort Myers, Florida. David was born in raised in Dayton, Ohio to the late William and Bernice Grube. He was a graduate of Patterson High School Co-Op; who enjoyed golf, baseball and football. David retired as a supervisor with over thirty years of service from General Motors. He is survived by his beloved wife...
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Charles Walter Bremer

December 27, 1923 - August 30, 2017

BREMER, Charles Walter, age 93 of Dayton, OH, passed away August 30, 2017. Memorial service pending. Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Margaret McQueeney

November 29, 1939 - August 28, 2017

McQUEENEY, Margaret, age 77 of West Carrollton OH passed away peacefully at home surrounded by Love on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was born in Irvine KY, a graduate of Miamisburg High School and Sinclair College. She worked at Monsanto for 37 years. She was previously an active member of Eastern Star and the Shriners. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Essie Abney; former...
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Zachary Gist Jones

August 7, 2001 - August 26, 2017

Jones, Zachary Gist, age 16 of Centerville, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017. Zachary was born on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 in Dayton. He was preceded in death by his maternal grand-father, Robert E. Carmack. Zachary is survived by his mother, Robin Carmack-Jones (Steve), father, Christopher Jones; brother, Hunter Jones, step-siblings Kayla and Deion Curtis, grandparents Danies Carmack,...
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Bertha Lorene Fuller

August 29, 1921 - August 25, 2017

Fuller, Lori Hardman (Nee Weitzel), of Dayton OH went to her heavenly home on August 25th, 2017. Lori was born in Callenville, Kentucky on August 29th, 1921 to Anna & Miles Weitzel. She was the mother of two children Suzanne Elizabeth and James L. Hardman Jr. (Julia) of West Chester, Ohio. She was the proud grandmother of James L. Hardman III (Kathy), Jeffrey S. Hardman (Dana), Jason A....
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Elizabeth Ann Hilderbrand

August 25, 1927 - August 24, 2017

HILDERBRAND, Elizabeth Ann Baker, Pequignot, "Betsy", born August 25,1927 to Cleo and Alta(Wright) Baker, went to spend her 90th birthday with her Lord, her son Mark, family and loved ones, after passing away peacefully in her sleep on August 24th 2017. Betsy was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. Her family meant the world to her. A beautiful homemaker, she once said that...
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William Barnett Clark

January 28, 1930 - August 23, 2017

Clark, William B. entered into eternal peace at Hospice of Dayton August 23rd. He was the son of Harry and Gladys Clark. He attended Miami University and graduated with a masters in business administration from the University of Dayton. He was a lifelong resident of Dayton working at NCR, Mead and The State of Ohio until he retired. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley...
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Pauline K. Hobbs

September 5, 1937 - August 23, 2017

Hobbs, Pauline K., age 80, of Kettering went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was born September 5, 1936 to Oscar and Bertie Kelley of Livingston, KY. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Hobbs; parents, Oscar and Bertie Kelley; brother, Harold Kelley, sister, Janet Owens; and by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Reed and Marie Hobbs. She is survived by a son...
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Anne Beatty

July 31, 1921 - August 22, 2017

Virginia Anne Beatty, age 96 of Irvine, California, passed away surrounded by family onTuesday, August 22, 2017. Anne was born in Dayton to the late David & Stella Pickrel. Precededin death by her loving husband Robert Jerome Beatty, beloved brothers and sisters, David (Jill)Pickrel, Mary (Keenan) Lofton, Jim (Ruth) Pickrel, Jack (Pat) Pickrel, Ruth (Earl) Ward, Dick(Janet) Pickrel, Betty ...
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Andrea Diemunsch

August 4, 1925 - August 22, 2017

DIEMUNSCH, Andrea (Pople), age 92 of Kettering, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles L. Diemunsch, her parents George Andrew and Mary Ellen(McCoy)Pople, sisters: Eleanor Jones, Helen Latuda, and Aileen Moenter, and granddaughter Lorelle Malia Reser. Andrea is survived by her brother George P. Pople, daughters: Malia Diemunsch(Wayne Reser...
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Gwendolyn Mae Cummins

September 2, 1925 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Robert Paul Kilian

October 7, 1918 - August 18, 2017

KILIAN, Robert P. "Bob", age 98 a lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017. He was the son of the late Albert and Emma Kilian. Bob was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church for the past 58 years and a 60 year member of the Freemasons of Ohio belonging to George L. Marshall Lodge in Centerville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; wife, Clarene;...
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Jungah McGee

February 28, 1971 - August 17, 2017

McGee, Jungah was born February 21st , 1971 in Seoul, South Korea. She moved to the United States with her family in the fall of 1979, settling near Dayton, Ohio. Growing up near Dayton, Jungah enjoyed a traditional childhood, and had a loving environment with a large family. She was a fun loving, friendly, very social person, enjoying all the things a young girl might; shopping and spending...
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Peter Leonard Munto

June 11, 1933 - August 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Vincent Julius Allenson

September 27, 1924 - August 16, 2017

ALLENSON, Vincent J., age 92 of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rosa (Spetz) Allenson and siblings: Bob, Carl, Linda, John, Ted, Vera (Peterson), Alma (DeSantis), Dick, Roy. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Sue (Moorman) Allenson, son John and Kris (Shellum) Allenson, daughter Carol Allenson,...
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James Harold Smith

May 12, 1927 - August 16, 2017

Smith, James H., age 90, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Juanita in 2015. They were happily married for 64 years. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Harigis and Dora Smith; sisters, Madeline Fellens and Justine Laub; brothers, Tom Brack Smith, Calloway Smith and George Smith. James retired from General Motors in 1986...
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Navin Meghji Rambhia

August 25, 1950 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Michael John Pierce

November 2, 1946 - August 15, 2017

Pierce, Michael J., age 70, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mike graduated from Miamisburg High School in 1964. Following graduation he went to work at General Motors. He left GM to serve his country in the United States Air Force holding the rank of Staff Sergeant at the time of his separation. Following his military service he returned to work for General Motors where he was employed...
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Mary Virginia Penewit

March 17, 1923 - August 13, 2017

PENEWIT, Mary Virginia (Mail) died peacefully with her loving family by her side in Dunwoody, GA on Sunday, August 13th. She was reunited with her devoted husband of 66 years, William H. (Bill), Penewit, Sr., who predeceased her in 2016. Mary was born to the late John and Antonia Mail on March 17, 1923 in Middletown, Ohio and lived most of her married life in Centerville and Kettering before...
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Robert Kilroy

June 4, 1931 - August 12, 2017

KILROY, Robert "Bob" Leo; it is with great sadness that the family of Bob Kilroy, announces his passing after a brief illness, August 12, 2017, at the age of 86 years. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 9 years, Sally Kilroy and his stepchildren, Bill (Susie) Hancock and Tod (Wendy) Hancock. Bob will also be fondly remembered by his six step-grandchildren,...
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Anna May Yeomans

July 20, 1931 - August 12, 2017

YEOMANS, Anna M., age 86 passed away peacefully Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Walnut Creek Nursing Home. Born in Chevrolet, Kentucky to the late Tommie and Golden Jones. Anna retired from the Standard Register after 30 years of service. She was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church; and thoroughly enjoyed gardening and decorating her home. She is preceded in death by her husband of...
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William James Fagan

August 17, 1927 - August 10, 2017

FAGAN, William J., age 89 of Dayton, Ohio passed away peacefully at his residence Thursday, August 10, 2017. Originally from Chicago Bill moved to Dayton where he met the love of his life Suzann(Ziehler)and together shared a rich and full life. Bill was one of the last of his generation to serve during WWII as an enlisted Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune. He enjoyed stock market investing and...
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Paul L. McKelvey

December 27, 1925 - August 9, 2017

McKelvey, Paul L., age 91, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Paul proudly served his country in the Army during WW II, spending time in the 89th Rolling W Division and with the 42nd Rainbow Division. Paul separated from the Army as a staff sergeant. He graduated from The Ohio State University - Department of Agriculture in 1950. Paul and his wife were longtime members of Christ United...
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Martha Marie Buehler Greschl

May 28, 1928 - August 7, 2017

GRESCHL, Martha Marie Buehler, age 89 of Kettering, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Atria Springboro Senior Living Center. Martha was born on May 28, 1928 in Bradford, Ohio to the late Charles Echemann and Rose Schweitzer Buehler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; sisters, Frances Nill and Dalena Tosta; and brother, Robert Buehler. She is survived by her brother-in-law...
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Golda Mabel Tatman

January 27, 1920 - August 7, 2017

TATMAN,Golda Mabel (Branham); Heaven welcomed another angel when Golda M. (Branham) Tatman, 97, left us on August 7, 2017, in Bridgeville, Pa. where she had lived for the past 10 years. Born on January 27, 1920 in Boyd County, Kentucky, she was the oldest child of Rev. Sam and Marie (Thornburg) Branham. Golda spent her early years in Kentucky before moving to East Huntington, West Virginia,...
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Norma Kay Lantis

August 18, 1943 - August 7, 2017

LANTIS, (Shumaker), Norma K. age 73 of Miami Township, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on Monday August 7, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother Larry Shumaker. She is survived by husband Chuck, children Troy (Melina) Craig, Cindy (Chris) Wettle, Rob (Sonya) McGraw, Deb McGraw, stepsons Greg(Rebecca) Lantis and Darrin(Denise) Lantis. Also survived by sisters Pat...
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Willard Chamberlin Rankin

March 16, 1921 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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George Allen Mason

February 21, 1928 - August 5, 2017

MASON, George A, born in Bowersville, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on Saturday August 5, 2017. He was 89 years old. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jyung Ja (Kim) Mason. He is survived by his daughter Susan K. Gruber and son-in-law Frank S. Gruber with their children Alex M. Gruber and Phillip R. Gruber. He is survived by one sister Mary Lou Gray, as well as...
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Norman Vernon Olson

June 22, 1934 - August 2, 2017

OLSON, Norman Vernon Passed away on August 2, 2017 at 83 years old. Norm valued education and obtained a Bachelor Degree, and two Masters Degrees. He worked as an Engineer, then for many years as Coordinator for the City of Dayton Northeast Priority Board. Above all else, Norm valued Family. He spent much of his time after retirement with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother...
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Paul R. Schwab

July 10, 1982 - August 2, 2017

SCHWAB, Paul R., age 35 of Waynesville, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Paul is survived by his parents, Ed and Sharon Schwab; brother; Levi (Amber) significant other Kim Werner (Christain), Grandmother Jackie Pettit, niece Chloe and a host of Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Paul was a graduate of Clinton Massie High school. Paul loved the...
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Loretta Young

October 8, 1930 - July 31, 2017

YOUNG, Loretta, of Dayton, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Bethany Village after a lengthy illness. She was born on October 8, 1930 in Paintsville, KY to the late Edgar Poe and Emma Lemaster. She was the youngest of ten and was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 3 sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 67 years, Paul Nurman Young, on April 4, 2017. Loretta is survived...
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Mary Marceline Ridenour

March 12, 1919 - July 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Jo Ann Sutermeister

July 28, 1934 - July 29, 2017

SUTERMEISTER, Jo Ann, age 83 of Centerville, OH passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 with family present. She was a graduate of Stivers High School and attended Miami University. Mrs. Sutermeister was a respiratory technician at both Kettering and Sycamore Hospitals. Her late husband of 45 years, Robert L. Sutermeister, passed away in 1998. She is survived by her four children: Steven ...
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Gladys Marlatt

January 31, 1920 - July 27, 2017

Marlatt, Gladys "Gladie" I. age 97 ½ passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles J. and a son James W. Marlatt. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law John and Karla Marlatt of Sugarcreek Township and a brother and sister-in-law Johnny and Jean Freyberger of Indiana. Gladie enjoyed gardening, crafting, and birds. She was...
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Stephen George Bosway

November 3, 1934 - July 27, 2017

BOSWAY, Colonel (Retired) Stephen George, age 82 of Centerville, OH passed away at home on July 27 with family present. He was a graduate of the University of Dayton and veteran of the United States Army. Colonel Bosway had a distinguished military career, which included service in Korea, Vietnam, Iran, and with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC. He was awarded the Purple Heart and...
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Ross McCardle

March 28, 1936 - July 25, 2017

McCARDLE, Ross, went to be with the Lord, July 25, 2017, at the age of 81. He was born March 28, 1936 in Anderson, Indiana. He has been a resident of Dayton, Ohio since 1952. He is retired from Miami Valley Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon and mother Dorothy, twin brother, Rex, a brother Glen and sister Vera. He is survived by his wife of 62 years,Gloris. He is also...
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Joseph Carl Williamson

February 8, 1922 - July 24, 2017

WILLIAMSON, Dr. Joseph C. "Joe", age 95, of Kettering, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Joe was born on February 8, 1922 near Centerville. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty, of 56 years, and is survived by his second wife, Doris, of 10 years; his four daughters: Leslie Szumlic of Florida, Robin Ihara of Virginia, Christine Mesec of Texas, and Patricia Berg of...
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Stephanie Louise Schardt

August 7, 1961 - July 24, 2017

SCHARDT, (Stermer) Stephanie, 55, August 7, 1961 Centerville OH. Passed July 24th 2017. She is survived by her three beautiful Daughters, Taylor, Sydney, and Morgen Schardt. She is also survived by her sisters Chris, Debbie, Michelle, and Karen. She was preceded by her mother Dorothy Stermer. Stephanie loved gardening, her dog Ella and drinking wine with friends. But the love for her...
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Wallace Henry Schwenker

October 3, 1927 - July 23, 2017

SCHWENKER, Wallace H., age 89, of Centerville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born October 3 1927 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Otto and Lauretta Schwenker and also preceded by his brother Glenn. He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 62 years Viola B. Schwenker, their two sons, Stephen (Rebecca) Schwenker of Kettering, OH and Larry (Cynthia)...
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Betty R. Harshe

April 16, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Harshe, Betty R., age 89, passed away at home on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Betty was an involved pastor's wife and supported their religious work wherever God took them. She and her husband were Missionaries to the Belgian Congo from 1955 to 1964. She was preceded in death by a son, Ed Harshe. Betty is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ron Harshe; sons, John (Robin) Harshe, and Dan Harshe;...
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Hugh Smith

September 15, 1963 - July 21, 2017

SMITH, Hugh Bradley, 53, went to heaven on Friday, July 21, 2017. He was born September 15, 1963 in Dayton, Ohio, the fourth son of Howard E. and Patricia J. Smith. Hugh was the kindest, most gentle and friendliest person anyone could meet and he loved to meet and talk with everyone, there were no strangers to Hugh. He loved to listen to music and provided many laughs to his many friends and...
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Mary I. Griffiths

September 28, 1918 - July 20, 2017

Griffiths, Mary I., departed this life on July 20, 2017 at the age of 98. Mary was a graduate of Stivers High School and Miami Jacobs Business College. She was a long-time employee of Buckeye Iron and Brass Works, having served as Secretary to the President and Board of Directors. She completed her working days in the District Office of the United Methodist Church. Mary was preceded in death by...
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Mary Cohen

October 31, 1937 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Doris Elaine Fouts

March 13, 1927 - July 18, 2017

FOUTS, Doris Elaine (Peden), joined her husband Don, parents Roy and Lucy, brother Dave, and friends in Heaven on July 18th, 2017. She will be deeply missed by her caring daughter Dora (Bob) Smith and loving son Dave (Debi) Fouts; granddaughters Emily (Adam) Bryant and Katie Smith; granddaughter Jennifer (Michael) Mills and grandson Don (Rebecca) Fouts. She was very happy to be survived by four...
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Glenn Anthony Eckenwiler

December 19, 1927 - July 17, 2017

ECKENWILER, Glenn Anthony age 89 of Miami Township, OH passed awayMonday, July 17, 2017. Glenn was preceded in death by his loving wifeJoanne. He is survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Glenn retired from the James River Corp, completed 8 years of military service and was a Korean War Veteran. He excelled as a machinist, auto mechanic, home Construction and repair. The family will receive...
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Veralee Lee McGraw

October 15, 1920 - July 17, 2017

McGraw, Veralee age 96 of Centerville, passed away Monday July 17, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. McGraw, parents Earl and Bernice Fry, and a granddaughter Cara Myers. Survivors include her three children, Deirdre Felgar of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jana (Dan) Myers of Bellbrook, and Mick (Lucy) McGraw of Kentwood, Michigan; 6 grandchildren, Holly...
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Sarah Geneva Lyman

March 8, 2017 - July 16, 2017

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Paul Edward Shoemacher

January 21, 1918 - July 14, 2017

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Henrietta Henderson

September 2, 1923 - July 14, 2017

HENDERSON, Henrietta (Tremper) (Friend) of Kettering, Ohio, age 93, passed away July 14, 2017. She graduated from New Richmond High School in 1942 and worked at Adler Woolen Mill, in New Richmond, Ohio. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kettering, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents (James Woodrow and Bertha (Mable) Tremper), her siblings (Frank , Charles, Lucy, John,...
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Steven William Himes

July 30, 1949 - July 14, 2017

HIMES, Steven W., age 68 of Dayton, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017. Steven was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Candace Himes; and parents, William and Carlene Himes. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Trish); grandchildren, Shelby and Jacob; brother, William (Susan) Himes; sisters, Patti (Tony) Stevens, Ginny Himes, Julie (Lew) Hensley, and Mary McClay; sisters in law, Denny (David)...
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Eddie A. Hurley

June 22, 1967 - July 13, 2017

Eddie A. Hurley Jr., passed away on the morning of Wednesday July the 13th at his home in Miamisburg. Eddie is survived by his wife Beth, his son's Cody & Nicholas, his daughter Gracyn Nickerson & her husband Stone, his mother Fonda Markwell father Rex Markwell, his sister Kim (Hurley) O'Hair & her husband Darryl, and grandmother Thelma Helton. Eddie was born in Ypsilanti, MI...
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Patricia Louise Duerr

March 28, 1929 - July 12, 2017

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Judith Anne Johnson

May 9, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Johnson, Judith A. "Judee", age 68, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. Judee retired as Director of Personnel at the legal firm of Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur after 49 years of service. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Rupnow. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Steve Johnson; son, Mark (Erica) Johnson; mother, Kathleen Wallace; grandchildren, Jake and Paige...
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Marilyn Jean Charles

November 1, 1930 - July 6, 2017

CHARLES, Marilyn J., age 86, of Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on July 6, 2017. She was born in Belmont on November 1, 1930, the daughter of Albert and Eva Powers, and was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 49 years, Roger Charles. She is survived by daughters Linda Raterman and Judy Charles both of Kettering; son-in-law, Rick Raterman; grandsons, Kenneth...
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Linda Sue Leggett

October 27, 1957 - July 5, 2017

Linda Sue Leggett, age 59, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 while vacationing in Florida. She was born in Kettering, Ohio to the late James and Eleanor Hooke on October 27, 1957. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Leggett. She is survived by her brother Jim Hooke, two sisters, Theresa Zwiesler and Peggy Callahan, her five children Jason ...
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Dieter Robert Broeckl

July 5, 1936 - July 4, 2017

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Mary Elizabeth Hallum

December 17, 1921 - July 3, 2017

Hallum, Mary Elizabeth, age 95, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at Waterford in Mansfield. She was born December 17, 1921 in Charlotte, TX to the late Elmer and Dollie (Brown) Erwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle O. Hallum Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice (John) Spalla; and her brother, Elmer Erwin Jr. She is survived by one son, Lyle Jr. (Ann) of...
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Paul Stanley Sensenbaugh

April 14, 1923 - July 3, 2017

SENSENBAUGH, Paul S., age 94, passed away peacefully Monday, July 3, 2017 at Otterbein Springboro. Paul was born in Phillipsburg to Otis Sensenbaugh and Sadie Waymire Sensenbaugh. He moved to Dayton and found a job at Culp's Cafeteria, where he met his wife, Louise. Paul joined the Navy in 1942 and served in the American, European, North African and Asiatic Pacific Theatres during WWII. ...
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Domingo Tay See

December 19, 1946 - June 29, 2017

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Ruth Lavone Wills

August 25, 1923 - June 28, 2017

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Harriette Springer

February 17, 1926 - June 28, 2017

SPRINGER, Harriette McClure (Ellen) age 91 of Dayton, OH passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was born to parents, Ellis and Suella McClure, in Springboro, Ohio on February 17, 1926. After graduating from Springboro High School, Harriette attended Wilmington College. Soon after, Harriette met her soon-to-be husband, Lamar "Dale" Springer. Harriette and Dale married December 16, 1949....
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Harriet J. VanZee

December 25, 1924 - June 27, 2017

VanZEE,Harriet Joan (Klein) 92, passed away June 27, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village of Centerville, Ohio. She was born to Gradus and Grace Klein December 25, 1924 and raised in Pella, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen Van Zee, and her sister Bernice Downey (Klein). She is survived by her brother, Jack Klein, and his wife Maryan, who reside in Denver, Colorado. Her nine...
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Mary Leah Click

October 23, 1926 - June 27, 2017

CLICK, Mary Leah "Ferguson" age 90, a lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio, passed away peacefully Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Ohio's Hospice of Dayton. Mary was a graduate of Stivers High School and a valued employee of Elder Beerman credit office for over twenty years. Mary was part of the Dayton Avenue Baptist Church congregation for many years and enjoyed the company of her friends...
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Ralph Randall Oney

May 18, 1940 - June 27, 2017

ONEY, Ralph R., age 77 of Kettering passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Ralph was born on May 18, 1940 in West Liberty, Kentucky to the late William Stanley and Juanita Oney. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Oney and sister, Diana Brun. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Leesa Smith (Scott); granddaughter, Jessica...
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Emily Louise Trent

November 9, 1957 - June 26, 2017

Trent (Dudrick), Emily Louise 59, of Centerville, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Kettering, Ohio, November 9, 1957 the daughter of Emily Leona Dudrick. She was a graduate of Fairmont West High School and Wright State University. She was preceded in death by her mother Emily and husband Donald Trent. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia ...
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Harold Kent Greiser

September 27, 1924 - June 25, 2017

GREISER, Harold Kent, a/k/a "Banjo Hal", age 92 passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Harold was born on September 27, 1924 in Charleston, WV to Clarence (Sr.) & Edith Greiser. He had two brothers - Clarence (Jr.) and John - and 1 sister, Rhoda. Harold was a WWII Veteran, serving his country as a Navy Pharmicist Mate / 3rd Class, and was assigned to care for the United States Marine Corps...
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Leona Morrison Soward

August 18, 1933 - June 25, 2017

SOWARD, Leona M., age 83 of Kettering, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born in Muses Mills, KY. Aug. 18th, 1933 to the late Levi and Susie Morrison. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; grandson, Britt Jones, sisters, Ada Stanton, Sally McRoberts and brother, Junior Morrison. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Sherman) Howard; grandsons, Anthony (Beth) Jones and...
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Dorothy Winifred Purce

January 2, 1936 - June 25, 2017

PURCE "Pocketbook", Dorothy W., age 81. Dorothy was born January 2, 1936. She went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2017. She is preceded in death by many loved ones and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory her brother George "Buddy" Boynton of Matawan, NJ, children Carolyn Dennis (Dayton, OH), John "Teddy" Dennis (Dayton, OH), Gladys "Kay Kay" Davis (Augusta, GA) and Timothy Dennis ...
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William Theodore Stalter

September 26, 1941 - June 24, 2017

Dr. William Theodore Stalter, M.D. September 26, 1941 - June 24, 2017 Bill went to be with His Lord on June 24, 2017 after a briefbattle with metastatic breast cancer. He was seventy-five years old. He and hiswife Bonnie were able to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on June 23rd. Hespent his final days at the Butler/Warren County Hospice. They were originallyfrom the Dayton area, but had...
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James Patrick McCloskey

December 25, 1957 - June 24, 2017

McCLOSKEY, James Patrick, age 59 of Dayton, OH passed away on June 24th, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He was a caring and generous son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. Jim was the owner of C & M Rubber Company and was active in the Dayton community throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Barbara McCloskey. He is survived by his daughter and son...
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Steve Democko

January 11, 1927 - June 22, 2017

DEMOCKO, Steve, age 90, of Kettering, OH and formerly of Struthers, OH passed away at his residence Thursday, June 22, 2017. Steve was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Joan and seven siblings. He is survived by his children, Mary Kay Democko and Greg Democko; sister, Marion Dzurnak; brother, Robert Democko; and numerous other relatives. Steve served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
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Sue Flotron Strother

July 29, 1934 - June 21, 2017

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Monique Jeanne Travis

September 28, 1950 - June 21, 2017

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