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Evelyn Honeyman daughter of Harold and Mary (Flory) Spitler, dawn 12 March 1918 sunset 26 May 2008, late of Laura, passed in the Brethren Retirement Community.

She is survived by her son Gale, granddaughters Mary (Chris) Landis and Sue Pitman, great grandchildren Katey and Matthew Landis, sisters Ruth (Wesley) Speicher and Donna (Marvin) Curtis. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 10:00 - 1:00 PM at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren. There will be a service held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Potsdam Church of the Brethren, 22 East Cross St., Potsdam, Ohio with the Pastor Bob Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Ludlow Cemetery beside her husband Noel and son Elwood. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Brethren Heritage Center or the Potsdam Church of the Brethren. 
Spitler, Evelyn Irene (I4710)
 
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FINE, Marjorie Jean (Cress) age 86 of West Milton, OH, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010. Marjorie was born May 28, 1924 in Miami County, OH, daughter of the late George and Margaret (Honeyman) Cress. Mrs. Fine is survived by 2 sons, Jeffrey and Gregory Fine; granddaughter, Heather (Josh) Maxey; 2 great-grandsons, Chase and Howard Maxey; sister, Carolyn DeHart; sister in-law, Marie Fine; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Fine and sister, Mary Poling. A private Graveside Service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or to a charity of one's choice, in Marjorie's memory. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Upper Valley Medical Center PCU, for their loving and compassionate care of Marjorie. (Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 9, 2010) 
Cress, Marjorie Jean (I2072)
 
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FLOYD SPICER DEPARTS LIFE
...Floyd S. Spicer, the son of Elymas and Frances Spicer was born May 30, 1884 in Providence Township, Lucas County, Ohio, and passed away February 6, 1963 at the Ardis Convalescent Home at the age of 78 years.
...Mr. Spicer spent his youth in Lucas County and in 1907 moved to Clare where he followed the carpenter trade until his retirement, moving to Farwell in 1959.
...In November 1919, he was united in marriage to Myrtle Wall at Mt. Pleasant and to this union was born 16 children, three having preceded him in death.
...Surviving are the widow Myrtle, eight sons, Edward and Lawrence of Glare, William of Flint, John and Raymond of Coleman, Donald and Robert of Farwell, Jerry of Fort Bliss, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Gingery, Mrs. Janice Tomaski of Clare, Mrs. Doris Zuker of Beal City, Mrs. Lucille Bole of Farwell and Jean at home. His sisters are Mrs. Rose Athey, Mrs. Adeline Cleveland and Mrs. Nell Heiser all of Clare, also a brother Carl of Clare and twenty-seven grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were from the Coker Funeral Home in Farwell, Saturday, February 9, 1963 at 2;00 p.m. with Elders Hobart Beavers and Leo Higgins officiating. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery. (The Clare Sentinel, p. 8 - Clare, MI - 14 February 1963) 
Spicer, Floyd (I6113)
 
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FUGLIE, Virginia Ardennea (nee: Florea) 90, a longtime Morrow resident, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011 at Laurels of Blanchester Nursing Home. Born in Pleasant Plain on March 1, 1920 to B. Denver & Bertha Louise (nee: Geihls) Florea, Virginia was a 1939 graduate of Morrow High School and a graduate of Moeller Beauty Academy in Cincinnati. She worked for Peter's Cartridge during the war and later owned & operated Virginia's Beauty Shop in Morrow until 1977. An avid gardener, she also worked for Rock Knoll Nursery for several years. Virginia was a member of Grace Community Presbyterian Church, Morrow O.E.S. and member & past president of Morrow V.F.W. Ladies' Auxiliary. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marvin in 1994, and her brother, Clifford Florea, survivors include her devoted daughter, Ardenea L. Thomas of Maineville, grandson, Davin Marvin Lee Thomas of Maineville, sister, Imogene Hopkins of Morrow, sister-in-law, Lucille Lind of Santa Monica, CA, and several nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 11th, 6-8:00 P.M., and the funeral service will be Wednesday, January 12th, 1:00 P.M., all at the Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home, Morrow. Reverends Barbara Schnecker and Cheryl McDaniel Edmonds will officiate followed by interment in Morrow Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to the American Diabetes Association and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hoskinsfh.com. (Published in The Western Star on Jan. 13, 2011) 
Florea, Virginia Ardennea (I1895)
 
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Gene P. Nevin, 68, of Allegheny Township died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, Harrison.
Born June 7, 1933, in Sidney, Ohio, he lived in Allegheny Township the past 34 years. A Korean War veteran, he served with the Air Force. Mr. Nevin was a machinist at Alcoa, Upper Burrell, until retiring in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW, Lower Burrell. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and softball. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Evelyn L. Pierce Nevin of Allegheny Township; a son, Phillip G. Nevin of Allegheny Township; three daughters, Cathy L. Bertram of Tarentum, Sandra J. Nale of Apollo, and Cynthia R. Huncher of Cheswick; six grandchildren; and a sister, Kathryn Billing of Anna, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Grace Iiams Nevins, and two brothers, Ralph and Dale Nevin. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 tonight in CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, 100 Owens View Drive, Apollo. Services will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, where military honors will be accorded by the Armstrong County American Legion. Officiating will be the Rev. Clifford Foster. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Kiski Valley Habitat for Humanity. (Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Nov. 13, 2001) 
Nevin, Gene Paul (I6548)
 
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HAWKE, Dorothy J. (Dottie) died September 29, 2007 at Otterbein Retirement Community in Lebanon, Ohio. Dottie was born in Kingman, Ohio on October 19, 1913 to the late David and Nell Anderson. Dottie received her Bachelor of Education Degree from Wilmington College and her Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Miami University. After marrying Donald Hawke in 1936, the couple resided in Waynesville, Ohio. They were very active in St. Mary's Episcopal Church and in community volunteerism. Dottie taught at Waynesville Elementary before becoming Elementary Supervisor of the Warren County Schools. Dottie retired from the education profession in 1983 but never retired from promoting the importance of reading. Dottie and Don enjoyed traveling, golfing, playing bridge, and making hand-dipped chocolates for family and friends. At Otterbein, Dottie shared her love of books by reading to visually handicapped residents. Dottie was preceded in death by Donald, her beloved husband of 64 years, and her nephews, James and Richard Weltz. She leaves to honor her memory a nephew: Donald (Connie) Weltz; nieces: Ann (Robert) Hunter; Jane Weltz; Nancy Weltz; their families; goddaughter, Sally Brooks; cousin, Jeanette Web; and many friends. A memorial service will be held at Otterbein Lebanon United Methodist Church, 585 North State Route 741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036 on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 1:30 PM. Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, Waynesville is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dottie's memory may be made to the Otterbein Retirement Community at the above address or to Evercare Hospice, 9050 Centre Pointe, Suite 400, West Chester, Ohio 45069.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Oct. 2, 2007 
Anderson, Dorothy Jean (I6826)
 
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HON. AMOS CLARK
...Died at Xenia Yesterday Morning--Well Known and Highly Respected Throughout County,.
Yesterday morning Auditor James S. Clark received a telegram that his father, Hon. Amos Clark had died at 5:45 o'clock at Xenia, O., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. L. Lackey. Mr. Clark had been in failing health for some time and spent the past winter in Florida in the hope of being benefited by a change of climate. He returned to Xenia about two months ago and since then failed rapidly. He was born in Westport, Me., December 8th, 1939, and was 72 years, 5 months and 26 days old. For a short time he was a sailor and when 19 years of age came to this country from New Orleans and located near Chambersburg. In connection with his brother Joshua he operated a store and wharfboat at that place for a number of years. June 2, 1865 he was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Riggs and they became the parents of three children, Auditor James S. Clark, Mrs. R. B. Ewing, of Carlisle, O., and Mrs. B. L. Lackey, of Xenia, all of whom survive. In October, 1881, several years after the death of his first wife, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sallie Ingels Harper, who survives him.
...For over twenty-five years he was engaged in the apple and produce business with the firm of Graham, Clark and Riggs and was very successful. Until two years ago he owned one of the best farms on the Ohio River and was always a progressive, wideawake farmer.
...He served three years in the Civil War in the 36th O. V. I. and was promoted to Second Lieutenant for meritorious service. He was also a member of the State Board of Equalization at one time and for years was prominent and active in Republican politics.
...Mr. Clark could fitly be described as a gentleman of the old school and as a man of sterling worth. He was widely known in this section of the country and highly respected. His relatives have the sincere sympathy of many friends, who are grieved to learn of their loss.
...His body will arrive here on the H. V. Thursday evening and will be taken in charge by Wetherholt. The funeral services will be held at the residence of James S. Clark Friday morning and will be conducted by Rev. J. R. Fields.
...Three brothers also survive, J. M. Clark of Topeka, Kas., Henry B. of Girard, Kas. and Augustus of Winterport, Me. [Source: Original newspaper clipping; Gallipolis Journal June 5, 1912]

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Amos Clark Dead
Prominent Gallia County Citizen Passed Away at Xenia
...Auditor James S. Clark received the sad news, this morning, that had been foreshadowed in these columns, of the death of his father at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ada Lackey of Xenia, O. It is thought that the body will reach here Wednesday evening, when Undertaker Wetherholt will have charge, but further details of the funeral and burial cannot be given at this time, being undetermined.
...Mr. Clark was born at Winterport, Maine, 72 years ago the 8th of last December. He came to New Orleans when only 19 years of age, and followed the river up to Chambersburg, and later he and brother Joshua went to merchandizing together and running the wharfboat there. Later on he bought a farm and became a farmer prominent as such and later on formed a partnership with Capt. William Graham and Jacob Riggs, under the firm name of Graham, Clark & Riggs, and boated produce south for perhaps 30 years and bought up large quantities of fruit, running into immense transactions some years. A year ago he sold his farm to John Sanders and has done nothing since but try to recuperate his failing health which began several years ago, but in the last two years particularly so. Last fall he went to Florida and spent his winter at St. Petersburg with his wife, they only arriving North recently, and going immediately to Xenia where they have been sojourning until the end.
...Mr. Clark was a member of the State Board of Equalization a few years ago, and had been often spoken of for high places in the State, but shifting conditions in politics never seemed to be quite opportune, but he was recognized as capable and worthy of distinguished preferment.
...He was married first to Miss Fannie Riggs in June, 1865, and became the father of Mrs. R. B. Ewing of Carlisle, O., Mrs. Dr. Lackey of Xenia, and Mr. J. S. Clark, the present auditor of Gallia county.
Mrs. Clark dying, he was united in marriage the second time to Mrs Sallie Harper, widow of the late Attorney Eben Harper, in October, 1881, and she survives him without children.
...He was a member of the M.E. church and a highly moral christian man of a kindly and agreeable nature and much respected and admired by a large acquaintance and sincerely and devotedly loved by family and relatives. [Gallipolis Daily Tribune, June 7, 1912 , Transcribed by Henny Evans] 
Clark, Amos (I6814)
 
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Hormell, Harry W., age 85, of Englewood, passed away on Tuesday, February 14th. Harry was an active member of Concord United Methodist Church for 45 years, he retired from NCR in 1972 after 35 years of service, member of toastmasters International and a former member of the Lions Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen L. (Lackey); daughter & son-in-law, Joyce R. & Tom Saylor of Englewood; son & daughter-in-law, Jon W. & Patti Hormell of Jackson Gap, AL; sisters, Louise Collett of Wilmington, Ohio, Jeanette Webb of FL; brother Clifford Hormell of FL; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford & Anna (Bogan) Hormell. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 17th, 11:00 A.M. at Concord United Methodist Church 1123 S. Main St., Englewood) with Rev. Kenneth Brown officiating. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday at Kindred-Barnes Funeral Home (400 Union Blvd., Englewood). Interment will be at Concord Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Concord UMC Remembrance Fund. [Source: Original newspaper clipping; Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio, February 15, 1995, pg. B4] 
Hormell, Harry William (I6700)
 
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HORMELL, Helen L. (Lackey)
...Age 89, formerly of Englewood, passed away on Friday, July 14, at Brookhaven Nursing Care Center in Brookville. Helen was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Englewood and enjoyed playing bridge. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jon W. & Patti Hormell of Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce R. & Tom Saylor of Englewood, brother Bob & Fran Lackey of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Hormell; parents: Bert & Ada (Clark) Lackey; two sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at the Kindred Funeral Home (400 Union Blvd., Englewood) with Reverend Kathy Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery in Englewood. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. Until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville Rescue Squad, envelopes will be provided. (Source: Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio, July 16, 2000, pg. B9) 
Lackey, Helen Louise (I6701)
 
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HORMELL, WILLIAM M, — Age 68 years, of 51 Murray Ave:, died in the Uniontown Hospital Sunday August 31. 1969. The son of the late Nathaniel C. and Mary White Hormell, he was employed as a superintendent of grounds and buildings at California State Teachers College. He was a member of the First Christian Church of California; the Jr. O.U.A.M., Col. A.L. Hawkings Council of California the Society of Institutional Engineers; and the Hungry Club. Surviving are his wife, Alma Heinztleman Hormell; two children Attorney Oliver N. Hormell of California and Mrs. Robert L (Dolores) Lasher of Erie: six grandchildren, Robert L. Lasher, Jr. William Lasher, Scott Lasher, Brian Lasher; J. W. Hormell, and Johnson Grant Hormell; a sister Mrs. Robert (Ruth Hutson of Oakmont; a brother, Bert Hormell, of California, Pa.; and also surviving are Mrs. Donald (Pardee) Adams of Rockville, Md., William Kuhns and Mrs. Lewis (Shirley) Salzman both of Milford, Conn. He was preceded in death by his first wife Martha Johnson Hormell in 1966 and a son, Joseph Glenn in 1954. Friends will be received in Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St. today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Norman C. Hunt and Dr. Earl -P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, California, Pa. (From: The Morning Herald, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, September 02, 1969, Page 24) 
Hormell, William McKinley (I7196)
 
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Jack R. Stahler, 74, of Rushsylvania, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011, at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. He was born Feb 20, 1937, in Lakeview to the late Homer and Nellie Hone Stahler. He also was preceded in death by three brothers Darrell, Richard and Junior.

Mr. Stahler was retired from Super Foods, and enjoyed riding horses and mules, go carts, motorcycles and racing cars and he was well known for truck pulling Other hobbies included going to the One Stop every morning for coffee, and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Survivors include his wife Janice M; sons, Jack Jr. (Stacey) Stahler and Chad (Amy) Stahler; a daughter, Sandy (Larry) McKirahan; grandchildren including Brittany, Jayme and Landon McKirahan and Trenton, Danika, Trey, Jensen, Keaghan and Mia Stahler; sister, Nora (Lloyd) Ferguson; and brother, Dan (Joann) Stahler.

Calling is from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Jennings Farley Funeral Home, 5591 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty, where funeral services begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Ross Heart Center c/o The Ohio State University 452 W. 10th Ave Columbus OH 43210-1240. (Source: Created on Saturday, 02 April 2011 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF) 
Stahler, Jack Russell (I2318)
 
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Lawrence E. Beemer St., 78, 40 Vincent Ave., Troy, formerly of Sidney, died Wednesday at 5:13 P.M. at Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy.
...He was born July 4, 1907, in Shelby County, son of Henry and Della (Engle) Beemer.
...On Dec. 21, 1968, he married the former Ruth Strayer Fergus.
...She survives with two children, Mrs. Peter (Shirley) Antonetti of Lake Elsinor, Calif., and Ed of Troy; three step-children, Frank Fergus, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Mitchell (Loverna) Dilbone of Sidney, and Mrs. Timothy (Martha) Kozul of Troy; three grand-children and eight step great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester of Indianapolis, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Ruby) Baldauf of Marion, and Mrs. William (Glenna) Jarbor of Reedley, Calif.
...A brother and a sister are deceased.
...Mr. Beemer was a 50-year member of the Bradford Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, and a life member of St. Johns Lutheran Church of Sidney. He retired from Chrysler Airtemp in Dayton, and had also been a manager of Kroger Stores.
...Services will be held Tuesday at 10;30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home with the Rev. John Schriber officiating. Burial will be in Pearl Cemetery, Swanders.
...Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. 
Beemer, Lawrence E. (I2064)
 
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LEETH, Helen Louise (nee: Flagg) Age 79, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008 at her home after an extended illness. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald R. "Dutch" Leeth, who died July 31, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Winthrop & Marie Flagg; brothers, Urban, Alvin, Phillip, Richard & Donald; and by her sisters, Virginia & Margaret. Helen is survived by five children, Donald Jr & Carol Leeth, Linda & Richard Sponsler, David & Valerie Leeth, Sandy Leeth and Robert Richmond-Leeth; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon), Laurie (Ed), Jessica (Chris), D. Roger III (Crystal), Sarah (Matt), Stephen (Jamie), Halley (Chad), Hannah (Daniel), Heather (Brandon), Mary, Allison & Hope; nine great grandchildren, Dylan, Izabelle, Cole, Ryen, Eddie III, Stephen Jr, Jackson, Simon & Lincoln; one brother, Harry & Mary Flagg; two sisters, Ruth Morter & Jean Lanter; and by many other beloved family members and friends. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Rd, Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Rev. Bobbie Predmore will officiate. Interment will follow at Willow View Cemetery. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com. (Published in the Dayton Daily News from 11/29/2008 - 11/30/2008) 
Flagg, Helen Louise (I41)
 
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Marguerite Hormell
...Mrs. Marguerite Hormell of 116 Mariner street, Buffalo, New York, widow of Harry C. Hormell, died September 6, 958, at 11:30 p.m., in a Buffalo hospital
...Mris. Hormell was a former resident of Maple View, moving to Buffalo in 1943.
...Preceded in death by her husband in November, 1939, she is survived by one son, Harry R. Hormell of Buffalo, one brother, Louis W. Bertram, also of Buffalo, and four grandchildren who, two sets of twins, are David and Deborah, three years old, and Peter and Patricia, seven months.
...Two sisters, Mrs. Helen Hockman and Mrs. Marie Claybaugh, and a brother, John Bertram, also preceeded Mrs. Hormell in death. 
Bertram, Marguerite (I7169)
 
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MARY STAHLER
WAPAKONETA — Mary Lou Stahler 86, of Wapakoneta, died 6:52 a.m., Fri. May 2, 2014, at the St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Van Wert, OH, the daughter of Leo & Rosena (Zotz) Jordan, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 11, 1945, she married Robert Darrell Stahler, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1999.

Survivors include 5 children: Marcia Kay Bledsoe, Toledo, OH, Mike (Susan) Stahler, Wapakoneta, Dave (Brenda) Stahler, Findlay, OH, Jerry (Barb) Stahler, Wapakoneta, Jon (Terry) Stahler, Wapakoneta, 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 6 great- great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandchild, a great grandchild, and 3 siblings: Doris, Ann, and Fred.

Mrs. Stahler had worked for Fishers Cheese and at the Auglaize Acres. She was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, tending to her flowers, but most especially she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wed. at the Harvest Baptist Church, Wapakoneta, Pastor Gary Bragg officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Cemetery, near Moulton. The family will receive friends from 4-8 Tues. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, and 1 hr. prior to the service on Wed. at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Harvest Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.
(Published in The Lima News from May 3 to May 4, 2014) 
Jordan, Mary Lou May (I2315)
 
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Miami Union June 15, 1949
Mrs. Esther Honeyman
...Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Honeyman, 50, Laura, sister of George Rice, Casstown, whose death occurred Saturday at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Roy H. Miller Funeral home in West Milton. burial was in the Old Ludlow cemetery....Mrs. Honeyman was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Rice and is survived by a son, Noel; two brothers, George and Dorsey, the latter of West Milton, three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Ditmer, Sidney, Mrs. Meda Wellbaum, West Milton and Mrs. Florence Sherer, Dayton. (Source: Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers, , "Obituaries of Miami County Ohio People", Mrs. Esther Honeyman, nee Rice April 2006) 
Rice, Esther Dewene (I4708)
 
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MRS ANNA E HONEYMAN IS STRICKEN VERY SUDDENLY
...Mrs Anna E Honeyman of McKaig avenue died suddenly at about 9 o'clock Thursday morning from an attack of acute indigestion. She lived alone but during the last few days two of her grandchildren, Helen and Louis Frantz, children of Mr and Mrs Bert Frantz of Pleasant Hill, had been visiting her and were in the house when she became ill. The children at once notified the neighbors and Dr J W Means was called. The physician, after giving medical aid, left for another call and during his absence Mrs Honeyman suffered another severe attack and before Dr Means could return she passed away.
...Mrs Honeyman before her marriage was Miss Anna E Smith and was born August 2, 1861, in Monroe township. She was married to David Honeyman thirty-eight years ago and he died three years ago this month....She is survived by two daughters, Mrs A L Fritz, residing on the farn near Troy, and Mrs Bert Frantz, of Pleasent Hill, four brothers, Estey S. Smith, D A Smith, both of Troy, John Smith of Tippecanoe City and Peter Smith of Vandalia, and three sisters, Mrs J E Gearhart of Troy, Mrs Lillie Rudy of New Carlisle And Mrs William Keller of Tippecanoe City. There are six grandchildren.
...Mrs Honeyman was a member of the First Christian church. The funeral arrangements have not been made.
(Source: Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers, , "Obituaries of Miami County Ohio People", Anna Elizabeth Honeyman, nee Smith April 2006, Troy Daily News 9 September 1920) 
Smith, Anna Elizabeth (I3950)
 
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Mrs.Combs was the daughter of Roy and Lois(DeWeese) Honeyman. She is survived by husband, Randy Combs, two daughters and son-in-laws and three grandchildren. She graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1974 and was a member of the Nashville United Church of Christ; she was a former employee of Hobart Brothers in Troy, Ohio. She resided in West Milton, Ohio. 
Honeyman, Mary Kay (I4069)
 
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SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. MILLIGAN
...Rites were held for Mrs. Josephine Milligan, 89, of Sage Township today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F. E. Voller officiated and burial was in Beaverton Cemetery.
...Mrs. Milligan died Sunday after an illness of five years. She was born in Ohio on Aug. 12, 1875, and had lived in Gladwin County for the past six years. She was married to Newton Milligan who preceded her in death in 1937.
...Survivors include one son, Jacob Grant, of Beaverton; a daughter, Rachel Holycross, of North Lewisburg, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. (Source: Gladwin County Record dated 08-04/1965 Column - 2 Page - 1) 
Leeth, Josephine (I47)
 
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Smith, Dorothy (nee' Bogan) passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Dorothy was born August 3, 1918 at her parent's home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Estil Smith in 1986; great-grandson Nathan Davidson in 2008; her parents, Raleigh and Marianna (Compton) Bogan.

She is a graduate of Spring Valley High School and lived in New Burlington, OH until that city was razed for the construction of Caesar's Creek Lake. She then moved back into the home where she was born. Dorothy was a life-long member of the New Burlington Friends Church and played the piano and organ there for many years. She was the cafeteria manager for Spring Valley Schools until her retirement. Following retirement, she was a pastry chef at the Mom's Country Kitchen and 1776 restaurants. She was a wonderful and caring wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Her Christmas sugar cookies and peanut brittle were a highlight of the holidays.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Sue and Richard Tobias of Beavercreek; a granddaughter, Kimberly Tobias-Davidson (Tim Flohre) of Dayton; grandson, Kevin and wife Jennifer Tobias of Waynesville; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas M. Davidson (Amy Noble) of Xenia and Audrey and Aiden Tobias, both of Waynesville.

Funeral service at the New Burlington Friends Church, OH 380 and Cemetery Rd with Pastor Steve Collett and Chaplain Tim Woodward officiating. Interment in Spring Valley Cemetery. 
Bogan, Dorothy Louise (I9745)
 
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STEVENS
...Madonna Grace Stevens, 73, of St. Petersburg Florida died at the Memorial Center Hospital in that city on May 22, following a seven weeks illness.
...Born January 11, 1897 in Ohio she moved to Clare in 1903 with her parents John and Elmira Leeth.
...She was married to Ralph A. Stevens in Clare in 1917 and he passed away in July 1946.
...She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Robert Crisson (Ida May) of St. Petersburg Florida, 10 grandchildren, three. great grandchildren, one brother, Giles Leeth of Freemont Michigan.
...Funeral services were held from the Stephenson Doherty Funeral Home on Monday, May 25 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jack Gray officiating and burial in Cherry Grove Cemetery. (The Clare Sentinel, p. 14 - Clare, MI - 27 May 1970) 
Leeth, Madona Grace (I813)
 
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SWIGART, Kevin Michael, Sr.
Age 49, passed away Friday, August 15, 2008, at his Potsdam home. He was born December 13, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio, to Nevin & Sandra Swigart. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Swigart; son & daughter-in-law Kevin Michael, Jr. & Ruth Swigart-Potsdam; daughter & son-in-law Jamie Louise & Ronald Bowling-Englewood; brother Kent & Sue Swigart-West Milton; seven grandchildren; step-son Randy Greeg-Ludlow Falls. Mr. Swigart graduated from Northmont High School Class of 1977. He was the co-owner and Vice-President of Swigart Electric Motors, Englewood, a third generation family company, and was a former mayor and councilman of the Village of Potsdam. He had many hobbies which included piloting and building planes, reparing and collecting steam engines, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, August 21, at Hale-Sarver Funeral home, 284 N. Miami Street, West Milton. Rev. Robert Kurtz will officiate with interment following at Mote Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Wednesday at Hale-Sarver. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Potsdam church of the Brethren. 
Swigart, Kevin Michael (I270)
 
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Troy Daily News 7 September 1917
DAVID HONEYMAN DIES FOLLOWING PARALYSIS
SUSTAINED STROKE OF PARALYSIS FOUR WEEKS AGO
WAS NATIVE AND LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF MIAMI COUNTY
...David Honeyman, of Troy, who with his wife had been spending the summer on his farm, five miles west of this city, died shortly after seven o'clock Thursday evening as the result of a stroke of paralysis which he sustained four weeks ago last Tuesday.
...Mr Honeyman was about 61 years of age and was born and reared in Miami county. He had been living in Troy for several years but spent the summer on his farm.
...He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs Minnie Frantz, of Pleasant Hill, and Mrs Leonard Fritz, of Covington, two sisters, Mrs Cora Fritz and Mrs Ida Grisso, and five brothers, Harvey Honeyman, Hamilton Honeyman, Benjamin Honeyman, Enos Honeyman and George Honeyman.
...The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence on the farm and will be conducted by Rev O P Furnas, with interment in Riverside cemetery. (Source: Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers, , "Obituaries of Miami County Ohio People", Davis Marian Honeyman April 2006) 
Honeyman, Davis Marian (I1072)
 
74

OBITUARY
VANCE, MRS. PHILLIP - The funeral of Mrs. Phillip Vance, one of Troy's most respected and loved women, was held last Thursday afternoon from the residence on South Plum street. Rev. Beery, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she had been an active member, officiated. Mrs. Vance, whose maiden name was Jennie Funk, was born in Troy Jan. 28, 1853, and had lived here all her life. In 1881 she was united in marriage with Phillip Vance, who with one sister survives her. She had a kindly, helpful disposition and will be missed by many. She had been ill for many months but endured her sufferings bravely. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Miami Union - November 3, 1910) 
Funk, Jennie (I4609)
 
75

OBITUARY
Walter T. Leeth, 83, of 521 Faurot, died at noon Friday.
...He was born Dec. 28, 1880 in West Mansfield to Mathias and Belle (Wilgus) Leeth.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Staley; two sons, Hoyt and Viril both of Larue; a sister Mrs. Harold Bushong of West Mansfield; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
...Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Siferd's Main Street Chapel with Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today. (Obituary published in Lima News, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio) 
Leeth, Walter Thomas (I5334)
 
76

OBITUARY
Wayne Allan Lee, age 56 died Sunday, June 20 at the Paulding County Hospital, Paulding. He was born July 9, 1953 in Paulding, the son of Don W. and Olive C. (Leeth) Lee. On November 26, 1972 he married Barbara E. Grindstaff, who survives. He was employed for 37 years by Spartech Plastics, Paulding. He was a member of the former Haviland Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, playing corn hole, and listening to music. He coached Pee Wee League, enjoyed playing softball, drag racing, hunting, and fishing and was an avid John Deere collector. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lee, Briceton; his father, Donald W. Lee, Briceton; children: Angela Gamble, Ottoville, Wayne A (Mariam) Lee Jr., Chesapeake, VA., and Isaac (Denise) Lee, Briceton; 10 grandchildren: Chelsea, Olivia, Faith, Grace, Tricia, Monica, Wayne III, Jaylynn, Brookelynn and Mason; 2 sisters, Rose (Keith) Wilhelm, Broughton, and Brenda (Bill) Reichard, Paulding; and many cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Olive, grandparents Russel and Mable Lee and Lafie and Olive Leeth. Funeral services will be conducted 10 AM Thursday, June 24 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. (Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 54004944) 
Lee, Wayne Allan (I6569)
 
77

OBITUARY
William Shrader
...Funeral services for the late William Shrader, aged resident of 223 South Seventh street, Tippecanoe City, Ohio, took place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Zion Lutheran church with Dr. W. L. Guard officiating. Interment at Nashville cemetery. The deceased passed away at his home on Tuesday night at nine o'clock after an illness of several weeks from cancer.
...William Shrader, son of Charles and Rosanna Shrader, was born Dec. 25, 1845 on the Dixie Highway, Miami county, O. and departed this life at the advanced age of 80 yrs., 4 mo. and 10 days. He was a veteran of the Civil war of Co. G, 147 Reg. O. V. I. On Jan. 22, 1872 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Knife. To this union were born 7 children. He is survived by the widow, one son Wesley Shrader, 17 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and two aged sisters, Mrs. Mary Vance aged 84 years. and Mrs. Martha Honeyman aged 75 years. Four daughters and two sons
preceded the father in death.

CARD OF THANKS
WE hereby wish to extend our thanks to all neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy shown during the sickness and after the death of our dear husband and father and grandfather, William Shrader; to Coppock & Lee, to Dr. W. L. Guard for his consoling words, and for the beautiful floral tributes.
MRS. WILLIAM SHRADER
WESLEY SHRADER
AND GRANDCHILDREN 
Schrader, William A. (I2952)
 
78

WILL
Being admonished of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and desiring to arrange my affairs according to my mind therefore...
...I Mary Florea, of the county of Clinton and the State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament, and being in my right mind, do give and devise as follows.
...Item First - I give and devise to Isaac Flora the Jones lot, and $50.00 fifty dollars in money.
...Second Item - I give and devise to Parker Florea the Mart House and lot and $50.00 fifty dollars his life time and at his death to be sold and divided among Mary Florea's heirs.
...Item Third - I give and devise to Albert Florea the homestead and all the furniture, carpets, dishes, beding and Sara Windenakers picture, and $t0.00 fifty dollars.
...Item Fourth - I will and devise to Nancy Jane Hiderbrant, the red seat rocking chair and the lamb picture, and $50.00 fifty dollars in money.
...Item Fifth - I give to Mary Elizebeth Watkins, the lounge and beding, one blanket, and Mary Florea picture.
...Item Sixth - I give to Harrison Watkins the large Bible.
...Item Seventh - I give and devise to Sarah Windemaker $50.00 fifty dollars or what is left after my funeral expences are paid.
...Item Eigth - I do hereby appoint A. M. Sanderson executor of this my last will and testament.
...I do hereby revoke all former wills, by me made. In testimony here of I have hereto set my hand, this Eighteenth day of Oct in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and ninety two.
Mary Flora (x her mark)
Signed and acknowledged by Mary Florea as her last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in her presence. Henry Spray, C. E. Sanderson.

Item Ninth - If Albert Flora does not survive Nancy Jane Hildebrant what was given him, is to go to her.
Mary Flora (x her mark)
Signed and acknowledged by Mary Flora as her last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in her presence. Attest: F. E. Schofied and A. M. Sanderson 
Turner, Mary (I1430)
 
79

WILL
Dated October 6, 1856
Transcript of Probate Records, Shelby County, Ohio
Will Book 1, pg. 140-141
Filed October 15, 1859
...In the name of the Benevolent Father of all I Cornelius Kelly do make and publish this my last will and testament.
Item 1st - I give and devise to my youngest son Winfield S. Kelly and to his heirs and assigns this farm on which I now reside, exclusive of what I have conveyed to my other children by deeds to them, it being about one hundred and twenty nine acres, more or less in Section thirteen Township Number eight Range Six the North half of said section. Item 2nd - I further devise and bequeath to my said youngest son all the personal estate whether moneys or claims due me or personal property which I may be possessed of at my decease after my just debts are paid.
Item I nominate and appoint George Clancy Executor of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and empowering him to compromise adjust release and discharge in such manner as he may deem best and proper the debts and claims due me and to manage the farm for my said second son until he arrives at the age of fourteen years Receiving and disposing of the Rents accruing leaving with my said youngest son the privilege of choosing at the age of fourteen years, one to manage for him till he arrives at twenty one years of age the Rents to be placed at interest until he arrives at twenty one years of age except what may be necessary for repairs and any necessary expense for him in case of Sickness or for boarding or clothing. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of October A.D. 1856.
Cornelius (his mark) Kelly (seal)

Signed and acknowledged by said Cornelius Kelly as his last will and Testament in our presence and signed By us in his presence.
Dennis Yinger
Fielding Bell 
Kelly, Cornelius (I4016)
 
80

A soldier of the American Revolution, served the regiment of Col. James Johnson, Maryland Troops, stationed at Morristown, NJ. Pension Application 4140. He also served as a guard in company of Captain Winchester at the Hessian camp at Frederick, Frederick county, MD. 
Gordon, Daniel (I5714)
 
81

AMOS CLARK - has been married twice. His first wife, Frances H., daughter of James and Mary Riggs, was married to him June 2, 1863, and died Nov. 24, 1874. She was the mother of three children: Mamie Laura, born July 23, 1864; James Stephen, Mar. 8, 1869; Ada Frances, Nov. 7, 1871. His second wife, Mrs. Sallie B. Harper, was married to him in Gallipolis, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1881. She was born in Gallia county, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1851, and is the daughter of Jesse and Mary A. (Waddell) Ingels. Her father came to this county in 1826. Her mother was born here in 1830. Mr. Clark is a resident of Clay township, and settled in this county in 1859. He was born in Frankfort, Maine, Dec. 8, 1839, and his parents, Stephen and Prudence M. (Martin) Clark, now deceased, were residents of Waldo county, Maine. He entered the late war July, 1861, and was appointed orderly sergeant of Company I, 36th O. V. I. He was commissioned second lieutenant of Company G, 36th O. V. I., in Mar. 1862, resigned April, 1863, on account of disability. Occupation, farming. Address, Eureka, Gallia county, Ohio

 
Ingels, Sarah Vanden (I7563)
 
82

Burt L. Lackey, D. D. S.
.....Dr. Burt L. Lackey, dental surgeon at Xenia, was born in the vicinity of Oakland, in Clinton county, this state, June 15, 1872, son of Enos Ellsworth and Laura (Sellars) Lackey, both of whom were born and reared in the neighboring county of Warren and the latter of whom is still living, now making her home at Xenia.
.....Enos Ellsworth Lackey was born on September 30, 1844, a son of Enos Lackey and wife, pioneers of Warren county, the former of whom was born in 1802 and who were the parents of fourteen children. Reared in Warren county, Enos E. Lackey later made his home for a while in Clinton county and in 1873 moved to the village of New Burlington, on the Green-Clinton county line and was there engaged in the general lumber business the rest of his life, operating a saw-mill and dealing in lumber, timber and logs and also engaged as a building contractor, his death occurring there on January 9, 1903. Mr. Lackey was a Republican and for years rendered service as a member of the local school board. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, as is his widow, and at the time of his death was a member of the official board of the same. To him and his wife were born three sons, of whom Doctor Lackey is the youngest, the others being Walter Lackey, of New Burlington, a farmer, and Raymond L. Lackey, who was engaged in the grocery business at New Burlington and who died on September 1, 1907.
.....Upon completing the course in the New Burlington high school Burt L. Lackey began teaching school and for three years thereafter was the teacher of the school in the Buck Run district in Clinton county. He matriculated at the Ohio College of Dentistry and was graduated from that institution with the class of 1896. Thus equipped for the practice of his profession, Doctor Lackey returned to his home at New Burlington and opened an office there, continuing in practice at that place for eighteen months, at the end of which time, in January, 1898, he located at Xenia, where he ever since has been engaged in practice, with present offices in the Steele building. Preparatory to his marriage in 1902, Doctor Lackey built a house at 20 Home avenue, Xenia, where he is still living.
.....Doctor Lackey has been twice married. On September 10, 1902, he was united in marriage to Ada Frances Clark, who was born and reared in Gallia county, this state, and who for nine years prior to her marriage had been engaged as a special teacher at the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home at Xenia. To that union were born three children, Clark, born on December 10, 1903; Dorothy, May 9, 1907, and Helen, January 1, 1911. The mother of these children died on March 27, 1914, and on June 30, 1915, Doctor Lackey married Jessella Beebe, who was born at Kingman, Kansas, and who was reared at Elwood Indiana, in which latter city her father, John W. Beebe, is still living. [Source: Michael A. Broadstone, "History of Greene County, Ohio: its people, industries and institutions", Indianapolis, B.F. Bowen, 1918, pg. 654, 6550]




 
Lackey, Dr. Burt LaFetra (I6792)
 
83

Cash comes from Lydia Cash born in Virginia who was married to James Cottrell 1st b 1748 Albermarle Co Virginia d 9 Jun 1849 in Pike Co Ohio. Mary's parents were James Cottrell IV and Ann Elizabeth Bond. Mary had several siblings but one Sarah Elizabeth Cottrell married William Jackson Walls and they moved eventually to Michigan and died there. 
Cottrell, Mary Cash (I2736)
 
84

Christian Hauver was a deacon of the Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, Foxville, Frederick, County, MD. Married March 11, 1823, Frederick County, MD. 
Hauver, Christian (I5725)
 
85

Coleman lived in Montana, Carrie answered his ad for a wife 
Hildebrant, Carrie (I1546)
 
86

Declined to administer the Estate of her late husband Henry Florea.
 
Turner, Mary (I1430)
 
87

Family tradition relates that Lafe died of a brain injury when he accidentally ran a fishpole through his eye. According to family legend, while walking in the dark on a fishing trip at Fort Loramie, Ohio, Lafe walked into a pole that was sticking out the back of the wagon. 
Altic, Lafayette (I4669)
 
88

He was merchant, a member of Frederick County, MD. School Board, founder and director of Myersville, Frederick County, MD., Savings Bank, and founder of the Lutheran Church, Myersville. 
Brown, Joseph (I11331)
 
89

Henry Baltzell lived on the farm until about 1846, when he sold it and removed to Shelby County, where his wife died. He then returned to Mercer County and lived among his children until his death in 1867. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and a democrat in politics. (A Portrait and Biographical Record of Mercer and Van Wert Counties, Ohio, Part 1, p238) 
Baltzell, Henry (I2402)
 
90

His name in English, Ralph; written anciently in Dutch, Rolf; in the fifteenth century, Relof; in the seventeenth century, Rolef, Roleff, Roelef, Roeleff; and later Rolf and Roelof. 
Swartwolt, Rolef (I11249)
 
91

Jacob Fetter, farmer; P. O. Bradford. Jacob Fetter, a son of Samuel Fetter, a native of Huntingdon Co., Penn., emigrated to Ohio in the year 1811, and located in Newton Township, Miami Co.; lived there until 1816 ; moved into Newberry Township, and purchased a farm known as the Yount farm. The subject of this sketch was born upon the Yount farm April 13, 1818; his early life was spent in assisting his father upon the farm; he knows something of the hardships that the early pioneers had to endure; he has always lived in the same school district, but not on the same farm; he owns a good farm lying west of the one mentioned, and west of Stillwater. Mr. Fetter has twice been married; first, Dec. 18, 1838, with Miss Maria, a daughter of John Hagan. Mrs. Fetter died May 29, 1848, leaving four children, viz., Nancy, Catharine, Hannah and John H. His second-marriage was celebrated Dec. 19, 1850, with Miss Catharine, a daughter of Jacob Brumbaugh. From this union they had three children-Emma V., Mary F. and Samuel A. M. Mr. Fetter has held several public offices; was Trustee, Land Appraiser and Assessor for several terms each. His father was either the first or second Justice of the Peace of Newberry Township. 
Fetters, Samuel (I625)
 
92

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ISAAC FLOREA
...In the name of God Amen, I Isaac Florea of the Township of Washington, County of Clinton and State of Ohio, being of sound mind and memory (blessed be Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament.
...I give and bequeath to my son Henry Florea his heirs and assigns one hundred acres of land off of the southwest corner of my land where he now lives joining Samuel Burtsal to the East Thomas Tackatt on the South and the Turners farm on the West and to run North so as to make One Hundred acres. I give and bequeath to my son William H. Florea his heirs and assigns one hundred acres of land where he now occupies off of the southwest corner of my land joining the Turner farm on the south Jacob Bales land on the west the original line of the survey on the north and Henry Florea land now bequeathed to him in the east.
...I also will and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy all the rest and residue of my real estate whereon we now live as long as she lives. And all my personal property after my debts, funeral expenses, and expenses of administration are fully paid. And at the decease of my beloved wife my real estate not bequeathed to my two sons Henry Florea and William H. Florea, I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Ruth Seaman, deceased and the heirs of my son Albert Florea, deceased, to be divided equally between the heirs of each of them, and all the personal property that may be left at the decease of my wife to be divided equally between my two sons Henry Florea, William H. Florea and the heirs of my daughter Ruth Seaman, deceased, and the heirs of my sons Albert Florea, deceased, and I do nominate and appoint my friend David A. Sewel to be the executor of this my last will and testamant. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and decree this to be my last will and testamant in presence of the witnesses named below, this 23 day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.
Isaac Florea

Signed sealed declared and published by the said Isaac Florea as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence, and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto.
Jesse Graham
Alexander Brown 
Flora, Isaac (I987)
 
93

Leven Elias Leeth can be found in various records as Leaven, Leven, Elevin and Levan. I used the spelling most often found on his documents. I believe he was probably named after a great grandfather whose name was Levin Harnanson. Levin is the more common spelling for this name.

MEMORIES.... by Charlotte (Leeth) Beck
The thing I remember most about grandpa was that he never smiled, never cracked a joke, was very strict and very religious. He wore a long handlebar mustache and none of the kids liked it when he kissed them, including me. Grandpa and Grandma Leeth lived with us for awhile in Lancaster, Ohio.

During the Civil War, Leven remembered the day that an official rode up to the parents house on a bay horse to serve draft orders to his father and how his mother cried, however, his father did as many others of his time did, paid the customary bounty, in this case it was three hundred dollars, to a fellow to act as a substitute in his place. As a result of this, his father was still around at the time of Morgan's raid on the area in Pike's County. There was a number of men who stood guard over various bridges to prevent Morgan and his men from blowing them up. Also during his younger days, there was an incident which the local reservoir was blown up. It was done by a well organized group of approximately 100 men who loaded a half ton of dynamite into a wagon and one night blew it up which flows into the Maumee river. No one was hurt and there was no investigation. Many farmers got their land that was taken away because of the reservoir. Leven first came to Paulding County in 1872 when he was 16 years old. The old canal was still in commission at that time and was used for freight. It wasn't long afterwards that the last boat was to leave Antwerp by the Maumee river which was loaded with lumber. Leven was one of the men to help load the boat for the last historical trip on the canal. Leven worked in the Tile Mills near East Liberty and after Almina died, he moved to Paulding.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Antwerp News
...Louis Brown and wife, .of Baldwin, Ind were Sunday guests at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs L E Leeth, at this place.
...Mrs. F. Maxwell and daughter Ethel, and sons Lester and Laurence, and the baby, of Grabill, Ind., were over Sunday visitors at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs L E Leeth at this place. (Source: The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tuesday, June 10 1913, pg. 2)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Antwerp News
W. A. Begleman and wife, who have been visiting here, the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levan Leeth, and family departed for their home, at Toledo, Monday. (Source: The Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Wednesday, November 15, 1916, pg. 9)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Antwerp News
L. E. Leeth was a Fort Wayne caller Friday, being the guest while there of his brother, Earl and family. (Source: The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Saturday, May 17 1913, pg. 3)

OBITUARY
Leven Leeth
...Leven Leeth, son of John and Nancy Leeth, was born in Pike County, Ohio, March 17, 1856, and departed this life at the home of his son, John in Payne, Ohio, about 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, January 12, 1952. Having reached the age of 95 years, 9 months and 27 days.
...Mr. Leeth was united in marriage to Louisa Shelly, April 3, 1884, and to them were born five sons and four daughter.
...Mr. Leeth lived a very religious life, was a faithful husband, a good father, a fine neighbor and a true friend to all who knew him.
...His surviving relatives are his wife, Louisa; his five sons, John, of Payne, Ohio, Charles of Dayton, Ohio, Harry of Jerome, Mich., David of Latty, Ohio, and Lafie E., of Briceton, Ohio; four daughters, Josephine Milligan of Milford Center, Ohio, Ethel Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Rhoda Baughman of Holly, Mich, and Edith Brown of Wawaka, Ind.; thirty-six grandchildren, fifty-nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and one sister-n-law, Mrs. Martin Leeth of Payne, Ohio.
...The funeral, in charge of Paul Evans, was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. F. J. Reed officiating. Burial in Wiltsie cemetery. (Source: Newspaper clipping found at Carnegie Library, Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio)

OBITUARY
Payne Man, 95, Dies dies after long Illness
Payne, O.---Leven Elias Leeth, 95, a resident of Payne 75 years, died Saturday afternoon at his home after a long illness.
...Surviving are the wife, Louisa; five sons, John of Payne, Charles of Dayton, Harry of Jerome, Mich. David,of Latty, and Lafie,of Briceton; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Milligan of Milford Center, Mrs. Ethel Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Mrs. Edith Brown, Wawaka, Ind. and Mrs. Rhoada Baughman, Holly, Mich.; 36 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.
...The body is at the Evans Funeral Home, where friends may call after 10 a.m. today.
...Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. F. J. Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Wiltsie Cemetery, east of here. (Source: Newspaper clipping found at Carnegie Library, Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio)

OBITUARY
January 1952, Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. LEVEN LEETH, son of John and Nancy Leeth, was born in Pike County, Ohio, March 17, 1856, and departed this life at the home of his son, John Payne, Ohio, about 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, January 12, 1952, having reached the age of 95 years, 9 months and 27 days. Mr. Leeth was united in marriage to Louisa Shelly, April 3, 1884, and to them were born five sons and four daughters. Mr. Leeth lived a very religious life, was a faithful husband, a good father, a fine neighbor and a true friend to all who knew him. His surviving relatives are his wife; his five sons, John, of Payne, Ohio, Charles of Dayton, Ohio, Harry of Jerome, Mich., David of Latty, Ohio and Lafie E. of Briceton, Ohio; four daughters, Josephine Milligan of Milford Center, Ohio, Ethel Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Rhoda Baughman of Holly, Mich., and Edith Brown of Wawaka, Ind; thirty=six grandchildren, fifty-nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Martin Leeth. (Church of the Nazarene)

OBITUARY
January 1952, Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. Leven Elis Leeth, 95, a resident of Payne 75 years, died Saturday afternoon at his home after a long illness. Surviving are his wife; five sons, John of Payne, Charles of Dayton, Harry of Jerome, Mich., David of Latty, and Lafie, of Briceton; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Milligan of Milford Center, Mrs. Ethel Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Mrs. Edith Brown, Wawaka, Ind., and Mrs. Rhoada Baughman, Hooly Mich.; 36 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Evans Funeral Home where friends may call after 10 a.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. F.J. Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Wiltsie Cemetery, east of here. 
Leeth, Leven Elias (I8)
 
94

Levi Collins came to Clarksville or vicinity in 1814, when he was five months old, and has done more to populate the town than any other individual being the father of twenty-one children nearly all of them living. He is a cooper by trade: has lived in Clarksville nearly all his life; has been twice married. His first wife was Martha Brannan, by whom he had twelve children. In 1860, he was married to Elizabeth Rife, by whom he has nine children.
(History of Clinton County, pg. 792) 
Collins, Levi (I11481)
 
95

Mamie was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, active in church work, and for several years Secretary of the Robertson County, Fair Board and Director of the First National Bank of Franklin. After the death of Brown, she returned to live in Gallipolis for the rest of her life, and her home there was a popular stopping-off place for her relatives whenever they were near Gallipolis. Many of these attended her ninetieth birthday, and that day the Postmaster of Gallipolis personally delivered to her a good sized package of birthday greetings. Brown and Mamie rest in the cemetery on top of the hill at Gallipolis. [Source: Donald Brown Ewing, "Our Ewings in America 1740-1966", Santa Monica, California: The acme Press, 1966] 
Clark, Mary Laura (I6816)
 
96

Mary Jane married Michael Kessler, son of Henry Kessler. She died quite young as did their only son. (Source: The Miami County Historical Society, Tipp City, Ohio, "History of Miami County Ohio", Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing County, pg. 440) 
Cress, Mary Jane (I2327)
 
97

MEMORIES
...Grandma always had a flower garden with old fashioned bearded iris, peonies, rose of sharon and roses. She even grew flowers between the vegetables. These flowers have become some of my favorite, although I like most flowers. She loved to read and would read everything including magazines, farm journals, books and newspapers.
...They never had running water in any of their home nor an indoor bathroom. They carried water from the pump outside the kitchen to wash dishes and bath. Using the bathroom was a walk down the path to the little wooden building with two seats. In the winter it was a cold visit and in the summer you had to watch out for the bees and wasps making a new home.
...I only remember Grandma having white hair. Dad said her hair turned white when she was in her twenties. Until she had a stroke and could no longer take care of it, she wore her hair long (below her waist) but in a braid pinned up around her head. Her hair was a pretty white not the yellow-gray that some people have. I remember when she had to have it cut after Mom tried washing brushing and braiding it while taking care of her. When she recovered from the stroke she continued to keep it short and it was still very thick and a full head of hair.
...I also remember Grandma wearing sun bonnets in the garden and carrying vegetables or eggs in her apron. Both of my grandmothers wore sun bonnets and used their apron for a basket and both of them made their sun bonnets and aprons. 
Vance, Ethel May (I2006)
 
98

MEMORIES
by Charlotte (Leeth) Beck
When my grandparents lived with us I remember grandma sitting on the porch drinking beer and eating saltine crackers. She would sit in the rocker, rocking back and forth, sipping on her beer and eating crackers until she got a little "tipsy" and giggled. Grandma liked to tell jokes and play practical jokes on people, but, grandpa did not care for either and would become irritated. I remember that she would never lift a finger to help my mother around the house, not even in child birth. My father said grandma was raised in a convent after her mother died but I don't know where or have proof.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Payne, O., Dec. 4, -- Last Wednesday evening occurred the installation of the Hesperian chapter of the Eastern Stars. The installing officer being Past Worthy Matron, Mrs. Clara Graham and Marshall Mrs. Clara Graham and Marshall Mrs. Nellie Evans. the new officers installed were Worthy Matron Mrs. Jennie Hoaglin; Worthy Patron, Mr. Gilbert Miller; Associate Matron, Mrs. Florence Wanl; Secretary, Mrs. Clara Graham; Treasurer, Mrs. Florence Cartwright; Chaplain, Mrs. Mollie Smith, conductress, Mrs. Lola Lautzenheiser: associated condructress, Mrs. Minnie Pugh; Adnh, Mrs. Cora Poland; Ruth, Mrs. Bertha miller; Esther, Mrs. Gertrude Ptak, Martha, Mrs. Louisa leeth; Electa, Mrs. Adelaide Prentice; organist, Mrs. Sarah McHenry; Marshall, Miss Mina McClure, after the ceremony the chapter served a splendid banquet to which their husbands were invited. Col. N. E. Prentice gave a fine reading and Mrs. C. E. Craig, Mrs. K. C. Evans, Supt. A. F. Ptak and Mr. Gilbert Miller gave a delightful musical program. (The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Sunday Morning, December 5, 1915, pg. 5)

OBITUARY
Mrs. Lovisa Leeth
Dies At Payne
Mrs. Louisa Leeth, 85, widow of Levan Leeth, died early Monday night at her home in Payne after a long illness. Surviving are five sons, John of Payne, Charles of Dayton, Harry of Jerome, Mich., David, Latty, and Lafie, Briceton; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Milligan of Milford Center, Mrs. Ether Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Mrs. Edith Brown, Wawaka, and Mrs. Rhoda Baughman, Holly, Mich.; 26 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren. The body, at the Evans Funeral Home, will be taken at noon Thursday to the Church of the Nazarene for services at 2 o'clock, the Rev. F. J. Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Wiltsie Cemetery, east of Payne. (Source: Newspaper clipping found at Carnegie Library, Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio)

OBITUARY
...Louisa Shelly Leeth, daughter of Henry and Lucinda Leeth, was born June 18, 1866 at Payne, Ohio, and departed this March 10, 1952, at the home of her son, at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 22 days, after a long illness.
...She was united in marriage to Leven Leeth, April 3, 1884, and to this union were born nine children-five sons and four daughters.
...Her husband preceded her in death a few weeks ago.
...She is survived by her sons, John of Payne, Charles of Dayton, Harry of Jerome, Mich., David of Latty, Lafie of Briceton; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Milligon of Milford Center, Ohio, Mrs. Ethel Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Mrs. Edith Brown of Wawaka, Ind., and Mrs. Rhoda Baughman of Holly, Michigan; also 36 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.
...The funeral, in charge of Paul Evans, was held Thursday afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. F. J. Reed officiating. Burial in the Wiltsie cemetery. (Source: Newspaper clipping found at Carnegie Library, Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio) 
Shelley, Louisa Mae (I21)
 
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Mentioned in the probate records of Stephen Clark, deceased. 
Martin, Prudence (I6875)
 
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Mentioned in the will of Daniel Pittenger as granddaughter Catharine Brown. 
Brown, Catherine Dorthea (I5719)
 

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