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...Spencer Howard Dusenberry, 79, of Newell, died Thursday in the Golden Age Nursing Home, Brownsville.
...He was the son of the late Spencer Howard and Marietta Debolt Dusenberry. He was retired as general foreman in the locomotive department of the P & LE Railroad. He was a member of the Brownsville Christian Church, Brownsville IOOF Lodge 51, and the Brownsville Historical Society.
...Survivors are his widow, Blanche Bane Dusenberry, one daughter, Mrs. Fred W. Diederich, Fayette City, one sister, Mrs. Robert Simson, Newell.
Friends are being received at the Crawford Funeral Home, Brownsville. (Valley Independent June 14, 1969) 
Dusenberry, Spencer Howard (I7454)
 
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...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. (Lima News, Lima, Allen County, Ohio; Saturday, April 27, 1963) 
Leeth, Walter Thomas (I5334)
 
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...WAVERLY: Paul Leeth, 99 was born on June 28, 1913 in Pike County, Ohio, the son of the late Rev. James Algon and Louie Herman Leeth. He passed from this life to meet the Lord and Savior on January 20, 2013, at the Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio.
...On May 16, 1936 at the Waverly Church of Christ in Christian he married his lifelong sweetheart, Emojane Tackett Leeth who preceded him in death on September 9, 2009.
...Surviving are three sons: Charles Edward, Gerald Gene, and Paul David Leeth all of Piketon, one daughter, Paulette Jane Moats and husband David of Waverly; 18 grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, and ten great great grandchildren; and three sisters: Wilma Williams, Edith Savage, and Hazel Gragg.
...He was preceded in death by two sons: Terrance Ray and Ronald Leeth; a granddaugter, Sherry Kay Leeth; a daughter-in-law, Julie Leeth; three brothers: Ernest, Henry, and James Leeth; and six sisters: Chloe and Ruth Leeth, Marie Louderbach, Lena Newman, and Esther Blackburn.
...Mr. Leeth was a retired carpenter from Ohio Dept. of Transportation for many years, a member of the Riverdale Church of Christ in Christian Union where he served as Sunday School Teacher, and enjoyed singing at revivals with his brothers in the Leeth Brothers Singing Group. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
...Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Richard Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Gardner Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Wednesday from 12:00 noon-1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. (Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on January 21, 2013) 
Leeth, Paul (I1504)
 
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...White Pigeon; Jesse T. LEETH, 82, Pinellas Park, Fla., died Monday in St. Petersburg General Hospital. He had been in failing health for eight months.
He was born in Paulding County, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1890, the son of Cyrus and Mary Jane (CANNEN) LEETH. Mr. LEETH had lived in White Pigeon most of his life, moving later to Pinellas Park.
...He was married Feb. 6, 1912, to Josephine THOMPSON, who died in 1955. On Sept. 3, 1956, he married Mabel RANKIN, who died in 1964. His marriage to Mary Ellen ENOS took place on Aug. 1, 1971.
...Mr. LEETH was employed for 43 years at the Eddy Paper Corp. in White Pigeon. He also served as a volunteer fireman in White Pigeon and was a member of the Lions Club and the Maccabees.
...Surviving are his widow; five sons; Orley, Emmett and Laurel, all of White Pigeon; Manford, Sturgis, and Arlo South Hutchinson, Kan.; one daughter, Mrs. William (Doreen) DUNKER, Shipshewana, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hetty HOSTED, Battle Creek; and Mrs. Glen (Zelma) JACKSON, Salem, Ark.
...One son, one brother and three sisters, preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Robert Stillson officiating. Burial will take place in White Pigeon Cemetery. (Sturgis Journal) 
Leeth, Jesse Theodore (I5291)
 
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...WINTERPORT - Hope (Clark) Higgins Adams, 96, passed away peacefully May 10, 2011, in Florida. Hope was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Winterport, daughter of the late Morris G. and Ruth (Emerson) Clark. Hope was a hard working woman who owned her own convenience store in Brewer, bought several pieces of land which she sold, and worked as a caretaker for many people in the Bangor area.
...Hope is survived by her children, Randolf Higgins Sr. and wife, Susan, of Winterport and Robert Higgins Sr. of Florida; brothers, Stephen Clark and Joshua Clark; sisters, Faith McKuster and Olive Clark; grandchildren, Terry Bryant and husband, Randy, of Newburgh, Hope Leighton and husband, Gerald, of Newport, Robert Higgins Jr. and girlfriend, Diane Wescott, of Belgrade, Jennifer Higgins and fianc‚, Jim Morgan, of Bangor, Randolf Higgins Jr. of Winterport and Kelly Thibodeau; great-grand-children, Justin Doble, Paige Doble, William Oxley III, Dustin Littlefield and Luke Leighton; a great-great-grandchild, Grace Oxley; a son-in-law, Vern Holyoke of Newport; and a daughter-in-law, Coral P. Higgins of Winterport.
...Hope was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Robert B. Higgins; her second husband, George S. Adams Sr.; her daughter, Joane E. Holyoke; and three sisters, Ardele Casey, Connie El-Hajj and Pauline Clark.
Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport. (Bangor Daily News 5/17/2011) 
Clark, Hope E. (I8211)
 
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A GOOD WOMAN
...Passed Away at Xenia, Ohio, After Long Illness.
The following account of the death of a well-known Gallia County, girl is taken from the Xenia Daily Republican of Friday March 27, 1914:
...A beautiful life, full of love and tender devotion to her home and little children, came to a close today in the death of Mrs. Ada Clark Lackey, wife of Dr. Bert L. Lackey, well known dentist, who passed away at her home 20 Home Avenue, twenty minutes after ten, Friday morning. Mrs. Lackey had lain in an unconscious condition for hours preceding the end and death came peacefully and quietly. Cancer, which became apparent November 7 a year ago, was the immediate cause of death and during the weary months when she was confined to her home, Mrs. Lackey displayed a beautiful Christian fortitude bearing her sufferings without a murmur, except for her little ones, from whom death would separate her. Her husband and children have the sympathy of her scores of friends in their great bereavement.
...Ada Clark Lackey was born November 7, 1871, at Raccoon Island, Gallia county, and was a daughter of Hon. Amos Clark, at one time a member of the State Board of Equalization, and a prominent retired farmer, broker and merchant of that place. Mr. Clark died at the Lackey home in this city, June 4, 1912. Her mother passed away when Mrs. Lackey was but three years of age, but a step-mother gave her and her brother and sister all of the tender care of a mother. She survives and lies in Gallipolis, Ohio.
...Mrs. Lackey finished her education at Lebanon National Normal institute and at Ohio Wesleyan university at Delaware, where she took a special art course. For a time she taught penmanship in the public schools of Manchester and in 1891 came to Xenia where she was appointed instructor in penmanship and bookkeeping at the O. S. & S. O. Home, which position she held for nine years. It was here that she met Dr. L. B. Lackey, and their marriage was solemnized September 10, 1902. They went to housekeeping within a short time in a newly built home on Home avenue, where they had lived ever since. Mrs. Lackey leaves her husband and three little children, Clark, Dorothy and Helen, the youngest of whom is only three years of age.
...Mrs. Lackey united with the Clay Chapel Methodist church at Raccoon Island when but 11 years of age, and retained her membership there until she came to Xenia when she joined the First Methodist church. She was a true Christian mother, and the interests of her little family were always first in her mind. She was greatly beloved and admired in her circle of friends.
...Mrs. Lackey's sister, Mrs. J. B. Ewing, had been with her several weeks preceding her death, and with her brother, J. S. Clark who had frequently visited her during her illness was at her bedside when death came. They are the only surviving members of her immediate family.
...Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and will be in charge of the Rev. Charles W. Sullivan, of the First Methodist church. Burial will be made at Woodland cemetery. [Source: Original newspaper clipping: The Gallipolis Bulletin, March 27, 1914] 
Clark, Ada Frances (I6795)
 
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ABSTRACT Died Nov. 4, 1903. "Coroner Trout this morning held an inquest on the body of Milton LaFetra, who was killed by the electric cars at Willow street yesterday and rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts as given yesterday. The body was prepared for burial at Walker & Brown's undertaking establishment and shipped this afternoon to Glendora, where the funeral services will be held tomorrow. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery, Los Angeles. Mr. LaFetra was 58 years of age and leaves a wife, son and daughter who will have the sympathy of all in their sad affliction." (Long Beach Evening Tribune 5 NOV 1903) 
LaFetra, Milton Hormell (I9945)
 
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Aged Geneva Woman Taken By Death
... Mrs. Marion Buckey, 89, of Geneva died Thursday morning at the Adams County Memorial hospital. Death was due to a fractured hip and complications which she suffered several weeks ago.
...Surviving are the following children, Harvey of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Bertha Weaver, Geneva; Mrs. Pearl Grace, Vicksburg, Mich., and Gilbert LeRoy of Geneva. Also thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survive.
Mr. Buckey preceded her in death last May. Two children are also deceased.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday. Burial in Riverside cemetery. (Berne Witness, Adams County, Indiana, Friday, September 14, 1945) 
Kelly, Mary Elizabeth (I4012)
 
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AGED LADY DIES AT WEST MILTON
...Mrs. Cynthia Ann Beck, aged 94 years, 6 months and 10 days, died at the home of her son, F. C. Beck of West Milton, Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock. Death followed a prolonged illness.
...One daughter and three sons survive. They are Mrs. Allie Lions, of Anna; W.E. Beck of Port Jefferson: W. H. Beck of Kessler and F. C. Beck of West Milton. Also two sisters, Mrs. Jane Trammel of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Mary Buckey of Geneva, Ind., sixteen grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
...Funeral services wil be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M.E. Church, Port Jefferson in charge of Rev. Robertson. Interment Glen Cemetery. (Newspaper: Wednesday September 2, 1931) 
Kelly, Cynthia Ann (I2066)
 
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Anna M. Hormell
...Anna M. Hormell, 91, a former New Burlington resident, died at Heathergreene II Nursing Home in Jamestown at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. Her husband, Clifford Hormell, died Aug. 14, 1950. A native of Spring Hill, she was born Aug. 28, 1888, the daughter of John and Nettie Bogan and resided in the New Burlington area all of her life.
...Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Collett of Wilmington and Mrs. Marvin (Jeanette) Webb of Shawnee Lake, Jamestown; two sons, Harry W. Hormell of Dayton and Clifford Hormell of Longwood, Fla.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
...Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Springfield Church Cemetery in Clinton County, with Rev. Clifford Stearns officiating.
...Visitation will be held at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. [Source: Original newspaper clipping; Name of newspaper and date published unknown.] 
Bogan, Anna May (I6705)
 
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Apple Valley resident of seven years, Ruby Lois Leeth, 80, died on Aug. 19, 2005, of a long-term illness. Born in Batesville, Miss., Ruby lived in the Victor Valley for 20 out of her 51 years in California. Ruby was a wonderful cook and made the best lasagna. Ruby has 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Irene Johnson; and her son, Anthony Costanza, Jr. Ruby is survived by her husband, Walter Leeth of Apple Valley; daughters, Phyllis Ternus of Hesperia, and Mary Scott of Tuscon, Ariz.; step-daughters, Micki Leeth of Burbank, Calif., and Karen Poncedeleon of Georgia; step-son, Jeff Leeth of Kuwait; brothers, Richard and Roger Johnson, both of Mississippi; sisters, Ann Burchfield, Jessie Parke, and Betty McIver, all of Mississippi. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road in Apple Valley. Gill Plancentia will be officiating. Sunset Hills Mortuary is handling the arrangements. 
Johnson, Ruby L. (I63)
 
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At eleven o'clock on Sunday night, Oct. 30th, Mrs. Lucinda Harlan, relict of Judge Justin Harlan, quietly and peacefully crossed the "Dark River". She had been in feeble health for some time but did not take to her bed till Saturday, Oct. 22nd. From that time on she was conscious but little of the time, and despite all that love and skill could do, her system, worn and wearied by the tolls and burdens of four-score years, gradually grew weaker till the end came. Mrs. Harlan was the daughter of David and Sarah Hogue, and was born in the old fort at Vincennes, Oct. 4, 1812, her father being one of the soldiers of the garrison, and her mother, with many other women of the surrounding country, being there for safety. Her parents moved to Union Prairie in 1814 and here she grew up to womanhood and was married to Mr. Harlan March 4, 1832. the young couple began housekeeping in Darwin, then the county seat. When the court house was changed to Marshall the family moved here and this has ever since been her home. Nine children were the fruits of this marriage; all but one who died in infancy, being still living and with one exception making their homes in Marshall. Her husband died in 1879 and since then the aged mother has been cared for by her children with tender solicitude.
Mrs. Harlan had long been a faithful and consistent member of the Presbyterian church and pursued her way through life with an unfaltering faith in the merciful love of her Redeemer.
The funeral took place today at 10 .a.m. from the family residence, Rev. C. F. Wilson in charge. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place beside those of her husband in the Marshall Cemetery.
Source: Marshall Herald, Wednesday Eve., November 2, 1892, pg 1 
Hogue, Lucinda (I8511)
 
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Bear —At his residence, near Conrad's Store, Rockingham county, Va., on Tuesday, the 27th ult.. Col. Jacob Bear, father of Prof. Henry A. Bear, of the D. D. B. Institution of this place, aged 75 years. He had been a consistent and exemplary member ofthe Methodist church for fifty years. His remains were interred at Eik Run Church on last Thursday. (Staunton Spectator, 6 March 1877) 
Bear, Jacob (I10799)
 
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BECK, Charlotte Louise (Leeth) age 88 of Englewood, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011 at her residence. Charlotte was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Greenview Calvary Tabernacle Church. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-inlaw: Patricia Louise (Jon) Hormell of Fl., Mary Ann (Andrew) Asplund of Englewood, brother: Walter Leeth of IN, grandchildren: Kim, Michael, Jamie, great grandchildren: Morgan, Jacob, Nevin, Autumn, Brittany, Bridgette, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband: Thearen Quentin Beck, son: Kenneth Walter Beck and parents: Charles and Mary Gertrude (Colvin) Leeth. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the Kindred Funeral home (400 Union Blvd., Englewood) with Rev. Dr. Tim Livingston officiating, interment will follow the service at Arlington Cemetery in Brookville, The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 10: a.m. until time of services. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the iami Valley. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.KindredFuneralHome.com. (Dayton Daily News, Sunday, May 9, 2011) 
Leeth, Charlotte Louise (I2)
 
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BECK, Thearen Quentin - age 77 of Englewood, passed away Monday, November 22, 1999. He was a Real Estate Broker for 24 years. Thearen was a member of the Dayton Area Board of Realtors, the American Trapshooters Association and was an avid sportsman & outdoors man. He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Charlotte Louise (Leeth), daughters and son-in-law: Patricia Louise (Jon) Hormell of Florida, Mary Ann Beck and fiancee JR Collins of Vandalia, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his son: Kenneth Walter Beck and 4 sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 24, 12:00 p.m. At the Kindred Funeral Home (400 Union Blvd., Englewood). The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. Until time of services. Interment will be at the Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Milton Union High School 1941 class scholarship fund, envelopes will be provided. (Source: Original newspaper clipping - Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio - Tuesday, November 23, 1999)
 
Beck, Thearen Quentin (I253)
 
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Carey Bogan, age 70 of 100 S. Washington Street, West Milton died Saturday evening at his home. He is survived by a son, Dave Bogan of West Milton; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Libby) Hawse of North Carolina; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joseph (Janet) Goines of Troy; a sister, Doris Scammahorn of Cedarville; a brother Ralph Bogan of Xenia. He as a member of the West Milton Eagles #3621 and retired in 1970 from Coate Burial Vault Company. Funeral services will be 2:oo PM Wednesday at Hale-Sarver Funeral Home, Rev. Dorlan Bales officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 PM Tuesday with the Eagle service being held at 7 PM. (Dayton Daily News) 
Bogan, Carey Pentzler (I9730)
 
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CARL W. VALENTINE, 90, of Columbus, OH. formerly of Sidney, passed away Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Dublin Methodist Hospital. He was born on May 20, 1918 in Sidney, the son of the late Mace and Elizabeth (Robbins) Valentine. On March 29, 1940, he married Betty J. Shaffer, who preceded him in death on May 24, 1991. He is survived by four daughters; Mrs.Charles (Sherry) Monnier of Westerville, OH. Mrs. Jim (Kaye) Vordemark of Sidney, OH. Mrs. Lawrence (Debra) Miculka of Hilliard, OH. and Sally Yeager of Sidney, OH. Seven grandchildren, Paul, Darren, Stephenie, Stacy, Matthew, Kristin, Zachary and four great grandchildren, Alec, Aiden, Nicole and Brooklyn. Mr.Valentine served in the Ohio National Guard and retired in 1984 from the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services in Columbus. Prior to that, Mr. Valentine owned and operated Valentine Building Products of Sidney. Carl was a member of the 1st.Christian Church of Sidney ,the Sidney Moose Lodge and enjoyed researching geneology, building computers and loved fishing and playing golf. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home with Rev Bruce Botkin officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S.Main Ave. Condolences may be expressed to the Valentine family at our website, www.cromesfh.com 
Valentine, Carl Webster (I2043)
 
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Charles Leeth
...Charles H. Leeth, 87, formerly of Lewisburg, died last Wednesday morning in his home (#) Heckathorn Road, Brookville, after a brief illness.
...He was a veteran of World War I, and was a retired employee of Chrysler Airtemp in Dayton. His wife, Gertrude, died in 1969.
...Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Manjio, Columbus and Mrs. Charlotte Beck, Englewood; three sons, Fred of Brookville, Don of Dayton, and Walter of California; one sister, Mrs. Rhoda (name), Mich, two brothers, Leif and Dave Leeth, both of Latty; 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
...Services for Mr. Leeth were Friday at the Kramer-Moeller Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with burial in Arlington Cemetery, east of Lewisburg. 
Leeth, Charles Henry (I5)
 
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CLARK, Angie age 98, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007. She was born August 2, 1909 in Troy, OH, the daughter of the late Warren and Anna Honeyman. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dayton and the Harmony Grandmother's Club in Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband David Allen Clark, two grandsons, five brothers and three sisters. She is survived by five sons, David (Patricia) Clark of Dayton, OH, James (Shirley) Clark of Beavercreek, OH, Carl (Marilyn) Clark of Dayton, OH, John (Carolyn) Clark of Beavercreek, OH, and William Clark of Troutville, VA; 12 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence "Betty" Honeyman of Dayton, OH; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, December 31, 2007 at Newcomer Funeral Home 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, with Pastor Bob Miller from St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com (Published in the Dayton Daily News on 12/29/2007) 
Honeyman, Angie (I4795)
 
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Clark, James S.
Probate Judge James S. Clark
Able Public Servant Passes In 74th Year After Long Illness
Elected Auditor Twice and Seven Times as Probate Judge
.....Judge White Assumes New Duties for Time Being.
.....About 1 o'clock this morning death ended the remarkable career of Judge James Stephen Clark at his home, 345 Fourth Ave. He had been unconscious for a couple of days, but his illness had been hopeless for several months, at least.
.....Judge Clark held office in this county longer than anyone else known to the present generation. He knew more people in the county, knew more about the people of the county and had more warm friends among them probably than anyone else ever had.
.....Loved to Serve
His death has taken from them wise counsellor, a capable and hard working official -- one who in years ahead will become a legendary figure. He possessed an amazing capacity for hard and exacting work together with a willingness and an eagerness to be of service to all who came to his office or home to seek advice or favors. Judge Clark had a remarkable career in business before he started on a more remarkable political and official career.
.....He was 73 years old last March, having been born in Clay Township in 1869. He was a son of Amos and Frances Riggs Clark prominent and outstanding in the closing decades of the last century. James S. finished his education at the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio and Eastman Business College in New York. Associated with widely known firm of Graham, Clark and Riggs (made up of his kinfolk) he engaged in the produce business and operated flatboats between this sector and New Orleans. Later he was in the cold storage business in Milwaukee.
.....On June 2, 1897, he and Ethel McDaniel of the same community were united in marriage. Eleven years later James S. Clark, then a vigorous and aggressive man but not extensively acquainted in his native county, was nominated and elected County Auditor. He served two terms and in 1916 he was elected probate judge and entered upon his duties the following Feb. 9. Each quadrennium thereafter he was reelected, meeting opposition at first but finally winning the characterization of being "invincible".
.....Rites on Tuesday
.....Funeral services for Judge J.S. Clark will be held at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Rev. J.L. Stephenson will officiate, as decedent's pastor, Rev. W. Scott Westerman, is in Michigan. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may view the features there after 2 o'clock Sunday p.m.
.....Thursday, a prominent Columbus lawyer here on business, said "Judge Clark is undoubtedly one of the ablest probate judges in Ohio, even if he is not a lawyer." And it is no secret that many southern Ohio probate judges consulted him frequently about legal and official problems.
.....Working side by side with him during his official career has been Mrs. Clark, who has demonstrated a capacity for public service and for making friends comparable to his.
.....Illness at last overtaking him, Judge Clark left his office last November (missing section) surgical skill could do to cure or greatly relieve him. He suffered much and had become extremely emaciated. Three nurses had helped to care for him during the latter part of his invalidism.
.....Judge Clark is survived by, besides his devoted wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank E. Wetherholt; two grandchildren, Frank Clark Wetherholt and Judy Weatherholt and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ewing, all of Gallipolis.
.....Judge Clark was a member of the Methodist Church and he was a Shriner, Knight Templar, 32nd Degree Mason, an Elk and Eastern Star.
.....Judge Clark was a man of diversified interests. Persons active in local politcs recognized him as one of the shrewdest and most resourceful the county has known. [Source: Gallipolis Paper, No date, Transcribed by F.K. Brown http://www.galliagenealogy.org/Obituaries/obits_Cl-Cu.htm] 
Clark, James Stephen (I6863)
 
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Clifford Hormell
HORMELL, CLIFFORD, 81, of Sorrento, died Sunday, March 13, 2005. He was born in New Burlington, OH and moved to Central Florida in 1972 from OH. Mr. Hormell was a Methodist and a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and served as a School Bus Driver for 27 years, both in Clinton County, OH. Additionally, he was retired from Coca Cola Company. Mr. Hormell is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances; two sons, Kevin (Jennifer) of Kissimmee, and Darrell (Tara) of Maitland; two daughters, Karen (Howard) Martin of Deltona, and Yvonne (James) Schatzel of Lebanon, OH; a sister, Jeanette Webb of Tavares; 10 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. A brother, Harry and a sister, Louise Collett, predeceased him. Graveside services will be held from Lakeside Memory Gardens of Eustis at 11AM Thursday. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, 326 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis. (352) 357-4193. [Published in the Orlando Sentinel on March 15, 2005] 
Hormell, Clifford Jr. (I6709)
 
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CLIFFORD HORMELL, SR.
...Clifford Hormell, Sr., 76, died at his home, southeast of New Burlington, Monday at 2:30 a. m. In failing health several months, he had been seriously ill two weeks.
...The son of Fremont N. and Alice E. Hudgell Hormell, he was born near Oakland in Clinton County, Jan. 21, 1874, and had always resided in the New Burlington community.
...He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Bogan Hormell; two sons, Harry W., Clayton, O., and Clifford, Jr., Xenia; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Collett, Wilmington, and Mrs. Marvin Webb, New Burlington; three granddaughters and three grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. Nelle Anderson, Wilmington.
..Services will be held at Neeld Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. C. A. Arthur, pastor of New Burlington Methodist Church. Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery, Clinton County,. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 9 p. m.

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Clifford Hormell Sr.
XENIA--Services will be held at the Neeld funeral home at 2 p. m. Wednesday, for Clifford Hormell Sr., 76, who died Monday at his home, southeast of New Burlington.
...The son of Fremont N. And Alice E. Hudgell Hormell, he was born near Oakland in Clinton county, Jan. 21, 1873.
...He leaves his wife, the former Anna Bogan; two sons, Harry W. Of Clayton and Clifford Jr., Xenia; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Collett of Wilmington and Mrs. Marvin Webb of New Burlington, and a sister, Mrs. Nelle Anderson, Wilmington. [Source: Original newspaper clipping; Name of newspaper and date published unknown] 
Hormell, Clifford (I6704)
 
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CRESS, Mabel C. Age 94, formerly of 117 Phillip Dr., West milton, passed away on Friday, January 15, 1999, at the Covington Care Center, in Covington, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Amanda (Ditmer) Bridenbaugh; husband, Edwin Cress; son, Kermit Cress; and brother, Russell Bridenbaugh. Survivors include her sons, Lowell Cress-Tipp City, Donald Cress-Pleasant Hill; daughter, Lois Kuck-Beavercreek; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Center Friends Church in West Milton, and a graduate of Milton-Union high School. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, at the Hale-Sarver Funeral home in West Milton, with Rev. Steve Sims officiating, burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. (Source: Copy of original found at Brookville Historical Society, Inc. Brookville, Ohio) 
Bridenbaugh, Mable Clare (I2182)
 
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David Leeth
...SCOTT--David E. Leeth, 87, Scott, died at 11:40 a.m. Oct. 8 in Paulding County Hospital, Paulding
....He was born Feb. 10, 1900, in Paulding County, the son of Levin and Louisa (Shelley) Leeth. He was a retired employee of Haviland Clay Works County.
....Surviving are three sons, Ben of Vista, Calif., Jerry of Homestead, Fla., and Emmett, Middle Point; two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Lee and Mrs. Ruth Baker, both of Scott; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Baughman, Grand Blanc, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
...Preceding him in death were his wife, Dorothy, in 1960; a son Veral; and a grandchild.
...Services were Monday in Slade Funeral Home. Burial was in Wiltsie Cemetery. 
Leeth, David Edward (I45)
 
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Death Calls Well Known Retired Farmer
Martin L. Gates
Dies at His Home Today After Long Illness
Martin L. Gates passed away at noon today at his home on East Monument Ave. in Pleasant Hill at the age of 74 years. Mr. Gates has been suffering for some time from complications of diseases. He is well known having lived his entire life in this vicinity, and was an active member of the Congregational Christian Church in Pleasant Hill. Besides the widow, the deceased is survived by a daughter Mrs. Mary Robins of Mentor, two sons Dr. G.R. Gates of Bedford Mass. and J. A. Gates of Newport, Oregon. (Stillwater Valley News, 11 Oct 1932,
Gates, Martin Luther (I5395)
 
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Donald R. 'Dutch' Leeth
...DAYTON - Donald R. "Dutch" Leeth, 80, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
He was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Columbus, to the late Charles Henry and Mary Gertrude (Colvin) Leeth.
...Survivors include his wife, Helen (Flagg); children, Donald R. (Carol) Leeth Jr. of Dayton, Linda L. (Richard) Sponsler of Troy, David A. (Valerie) Leeth of Gonzales, La., Sandra J. Leeth of Troy and Robert C. Richmond-Leeth of Columbus; grandchildren, Jennifer, Laurie, Jessica, D. Roger III, Sarah, Stephen, Halley, Hannah, Heather, Mary, Allison and Hope; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Izabelle, Cole, Ryen, Eddie III, Stephen Jr., Jackson, Simon and Lincoln; sister, Charlotte Beck of Englewood; and his brother, Walter Leeth of Indiana; and many other beloved family members and friends.
...He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ethel Mangio and Babe Leeth; three brothers, Charles, James and Fred Leeth. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton. The Rev. Bobbie Predmore will officiate.
Burial will follow at Willow View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
...If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
To send a special message to the family, visit http://www.newcomerfamily.com. (Troy Daily News, Thursday, August 02, 2007) 
Leeth, Donald Roger (I15)
 
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Dr. Lackey, Dentist for over 50 years, Succumbs
...Dr. Burt L. Lackey, 88, of 20 Home Ave., a practising Xenia dentist for more than 50 years, was stricken while attending services at the First Reformed Church Sunday morning. The Xenia Fire Division Emergency Squad removed him to Greene Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Death was believed caused by a heart attack suffered soon after the start of services.
...Dr. Lackey was born June 15, 1872, in Clinton County, the son of Enos and Laura Sellers Lackey. His first marriage was to Miss Ada Clark, whose death occurred in April 1914. In June of 1915, he married Miss Jessella Beebe, who survives.
...Dr. Lackey was graduated from the Cincinnati Dental College and maintained an office here in the Home Federal Building, maintaining his procedure to the last. He was a long-life member of the First Reformed Church.
...Surviving besides his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Krug of Dayton, Mrs. Helen Hormell of Englewood, and Mrs. Mary E. Pipher of Xenia; two sons, Robert E. of Xenia and A. Clark Lackey of Mt. Airy, N.C., 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
...Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Neeld Funeral Home, 106 W. Market St., by Rev. Russell Mayer of the First Reformed Church, with burial in Woodland Cemetery here.
...Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. [Source: Original newspaper clipping: Xenia Daily Gazette, date published unknown]
 
Lackey, Dr. Burt LaFetra (I6792)
 
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EDNA CLEO HUTCHINSON
...Edna Cleo Hutchinson, age 89, of Clare, passed away Friday, September 28, 2001 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of Andrew and Clara (Garver) Leeth, on December 11, 1911, in Clare. She married William Nelson Hutchinson of August 20, 1971 (This cannot be the correct year.). Together they moved back to Clare from Colorado in 1940, where they lived since their marriage. She was a member of the Eagle Church of God.
...Edna is survived by her children: Lyle Hutchinson of Coleman, Betty & Carl Athey of Clare, Norene & Walter Kemp of Gladwin, and Emma and Richard Moffitt of Helena, MT; also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, a sister Marguerite Kleiner and sister-in-law Ila Leeth. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Everett Carncross, and brother Forest Leeth.
...Funeral services were held on Monday, October 1, 2001, from the Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Pauquette officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. (The Clare County Review – Clare, MI – 5 October 2001) 
Leeth, Edna Cleo (I803)
 
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ETHEL MAY BECK
NORTH FAIRFIELD -
...Mrs. Ethel May Beck, 82 of Port Jefferson, O., collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday afternoon in the office of an area doctor.
...Mrs. Beck had been visiting for the past several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Orelia G. Green, of North Fairfield.
...In addition to Mrs. Green, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Louisa Rossell, of Xenia and Mrs. Vivian Beamer, of Troy; a son, Tharen Beck, of Englewood, O.; eleven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild....Her husband Walter died in 1962.
...The Kubach-Smith Funeral Home will transfer the body today to the John Miller Funeral Home, in West Milton, O., where funeral arrangements are pending. (Reference: Original copy - no notation for name of newspaper or date published; handwritten date - Tue 16, 1969) 
Vance, Ethel May (I2006)
 
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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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Grandson of former resident buried yesterday in Arlington
...Funeral service was held yesterday morning at the Hay-Powell and Dexter funeral home in Brookville for Bruce M. Leeth, age 22, the grandson of Charles H. Leeth, farmer local resident.
...Mr. Leeth passed away Sunday at Good Samaritan hospital. He resided near Brookville and was a foreman at H. F. Hawkins and Sons Mfg. Co. in that village.
...Survivors include his widow, Joan; mother, Mrs. Marilyn Stence of Arleta, Calif.; father, Fred Leeth of Brookville; five sisters, Peggy and Glenna, both of Burbank, Calif., Linda Milton of Dayton, Cindy Osborn and Darleen Leeth, both of Brookville; four brothers, Fred Leeth Jr., Don Osborn and Vince Leeth, all of Brookville and Dan Leeth of Portland, Ore.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell of Santa Cruze, Calif. and paternal grandfather, Charles Leeth of Brookville.
...Pastor Forrest M. Garner officiated at the service followed by interment in Arlington cemetery.

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...Grandson of fromer resident buried yesterday in Arlington.
...Funeral service was held yesterday morning at the Hay-Powell and Dexter funeral home in Brookville for Bruce M. Leeth, age 22, the grandson of Charles H. Leeth, former local resident.
...Mr. Leeth passed away Sunday at Good Samaritan hospital. He resided near Brookville and was a foreman at H. F. Hawkins and Sons Mfg. Co., in that village.
...Survivors include his widow, Joan; mother, Mrs. Marilyn Stence of Arleta, Calif.; father, Fred Leeth of Brookville; five sisters, Peggy and Glenna, both of Burbank, Calif., Linda Milton of Dayton, Cindy Osborn and Darleen Leeth, both of Brookville; four brothers, Fred Leeth Jr., Don Osborn and Vince Leeth, all of Brookvile and Dan Leeth of Portland, Ore.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell of Santa Cruse, Calif. and paternal grandfather, Charles leeth of Brookville.
...Pastor Forrest M. Garner officiated at the service followed by interment in Arlington cemetery. 
Leeth, Bruce Martin (I83)
 
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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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Honeyman, Dorothea A.
HONEYMAN, Dorothea A. age 89, of West Milton, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Covington Care Center. She was born in Potsdam, Ohio on February 6, 1921 to Ira and Naomi Sylvia Wright Seeker. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lloyd Honeyman, daughter Linda Caddy, and sisters Erma Snell and Maxine Menier. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Gloria Honeyman-Ludlow Falls and Larry and Patty Honeyman-South Hampton, MA, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Potsdam Church of the Brethren and Sparkling Lites Grandmother Club of Ludlow Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Potsdam Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Cross St., Potsdam. Pastor Robert Kurtz will officiate with burial to follow at Old Ludlow Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 30 from 4-7 p.m. at Hale-Sarver Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. (Published in the Dayton Daily News from 6/27/2010 - 6/29/2010) 
Seeker, Dorthea Anna (I4808)
 
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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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JOHN M LEETH
...PAYNE -- John M Leeth, 90, Payne, died May 27 in the Paulding County Hospital, about 12 hours after admission.
...He was born Dec. 18, 1884 in Payne, a son of Levon and Louisa (Shelley) Leeth, and was a member of the Payne Church of the Nazarene.
...Surviving are the widow, Veronica; a stepson, James Howard, Woodburn, Ind. Two stepdaughters, Mrs Ellen Lepper, Churubusco, Ind, and Mrs Linda Manley, Paulding; three brothers, Charles, Lewisburg; Dave, Coldwater, Mich, and Lafe, Briceton; two sisters, Mrs Edith Brown, Rome City, Ind. And Mrs Rhoda Baughman, Holly, Mich.
...Services were Friday in the Slade Funeral Home, Rev C P Driftmeyer officiated and burial was in Lehman Cemetery. 
Leeth, John Mathias (I110)
 
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JUDGE LEETH
Passes Away After Long Illness,
...Judge Darius Leeth of the Probate court of this county answered the death summons Wednesday morning at 3 a. m., after a long illness from consumption.
...He was born in Pike county April 28th., 1846 and was therefore 57 years, 10 months and 23 days old at the time of his death. He grew to manhood in his native county but later he removed to Logan county where he was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Wren. They came to Paulding county about 30 years ago and have since resided here. He leaves a wife and a large family of grown children to mourn his decease.
...Judge Leeth was a resident of Harrison township for many years where he held positions of trust repeatedly, always with fairness and fidelity. In 1893 he was favored by the Republican party with the nomination for probate judge and was elected by a large majority. Defeated for his second term by the narrow margin of 19 votes, his party again honored him with the nomination in 1899 and he was triumphantly elected and again re-elected in 1902. At the time of his death he was serving his third term in that important office with honesty, fidelity and popularity with the people.
...Judge Leeth was an honest, honorable, upright man. Voluminous could be written of his splendid character and exemplary life as a citizen without overdoing the subject. Judge Leeth's spiritual character is best illustrated by this brief paragraph kindly handed to us by his pastor:
..."Judge Leeth for a number of years was skeptical in regard to Christianity. Confused by the sects of Christendom and the various creeds, he had abandoned hope of understanding religious matters and had concluded that God did not require an open profession of men. But in 1896 under the preaching of Victor W. Dorris he was led to see that 'God calls all men everywhere to repent and turn to God.' Accordingly on Dec., 16th., of that year he was baptised in Christ by G. B. Townsend. He has been for a number of years a deacon in the Church of Christ in Paulding and died as he expressed himself, without fear, but sorry that he could not do more good in the world."
...The funeral will occur on Friday afternoon under the auspices of Widow's Son Lodge F. & A. M. Of which he was devoted member, from the Christian church, its pastor Rev. Chas. Darsie officiating and his remains will be interred in Live Oak Cemetery.
...The family have the true sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Second Obituary
Judge Leeth's Obsequies,
...The funeral Judge Leeth occurred Friday afternoon at 9 p. m., in the driving rain that fell incessantly throughout the day. The ceremony was under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of this place and about seventy of the brethern were in line including members from Payne and Antwerp lodges. The sermon of Rev. Charles Darsie, pastor of the Christian church, was heard by an assemblage that packed the church betokening the exteem in which the deceased was held by the citizens of our town and county, a great many of the Judge's old friends and neighbors in the vicinity of Payne and Antwerp having braved the storm to participate in the last sad rites. The pastor's remarks were close to his subject and dwelt more upon the splendid life and character of our departed citizen than upon the future state.
...The Masonic rites were divinely impressive and beautiful and followed the remarks of Rev. Darsie. The services at the cemetery were made quite both by the pastor and the order on account of the driving rain that bent down upon the solemn assemblage.
...Of the visiting brethren from Payne there were; F. J. Wobler, F. M. Houser, N. E. Prentice, Levi Barrone, Harry Hyman, Hiram Underwood, Ira Graham, _____Knisely and_____Kerr. From Antwerp there were; J. H. Adcock, David Zuber, Jno. Paulson, A. R. Lacy, C. C. Jacobs, S. B. Harris, Byron Snook, Thos. Carr and James Chorpenning. Other out of town brethren were Hon. W. H. Hubbard of Defiance, H. B. Wilson of Van Wert, Amazon Routt of Haviland, E. P. Lacey, Antwerp and G. W. Cook, of Latty. 
Leeth, Darius H. (I143)
 
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LAFIE LEETH
1929-1997
OSSIAN, inc. -- Lafie L. Leeth, 67, Ossian, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Ossian Health Care.
...He was born July 28, 1929, in New Haven, Ind, the of Lafayette and Olive (Price) Leeth. In 1950, he married Gladys Mankey, who died in 1989. He was a licensed journeyman electrician at Franklin Electric for 43 years, retiring in 1994, and attended St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
...Surviving are two sons, Michael of Markle, Ind. And Terry of Bluffton, Ind., six daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Cynthia) Kosinski of East Hampton, Conn., Mrs. Norman (Karen) Bailey of Geneva, Mrs. Allen (Elaine) Newcomb of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Loren (Julie) Jackson of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. David (Jennifer) Meadows and Vickie Leeth, both of Bluffton; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Olive) Lee, Paulding; and 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
...Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4, in St. Luke's United Church of Christ with Rev. Jerry Flueckinger officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until 9 p.m. Today at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, and an hour prior to services at the church.
...Preferred memorials are to St. Luke's United Church of Christ or Wells County Chapter American Cancer Society. 
Leeth, Lafie Leven (I34)
 
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LAFIE LEETH
PAULDING -- Lafie Leeth, 78, Route 2, died Wednesday, July 28, 1982 about 9 a.m. July 24 in Paulding County Hospital where he had been a patient for two days.
...Born April 7, 1904, in Paulding County, he was the son of Leven and Louisa (Shelly) Leeth.
...He was retired state highway employee.
...Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Olive) Lee of Route 2, Paulding; a son, Lafie L. Of Bluffton, Ind.; a brother, David of Scott; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Baughman of Holly, mich., and Mrs. Edith Brown of Kendalville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
...Preceding him in death were his wife, Olive Price Leeth in 1969, three brothers and three sisters.
...Services were Tuesday in DenHerder Funeral Home with the Rev. John Neiderhause officiating. Burial was in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne 
Leeth, Lafayette Elias (I118)
 
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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, Cloris M. Age 63 of Dayton passed away Tuesday May 19, 2015. Cloris is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laurie (Ed) Dysart of Dayton; a son, Donald Roger Leeth III of Dayton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony (Barb) Norman of FL, Tommy (Diana) Norman of Dayton; two sisters, Karen McGrath, Helen Stevens both of Dayton; two grandchildren, Eddie and Simon Dysart. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday May 22 at the Westbrock Funeral Home, 1712 Wayne Ave with services following . In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published in Dayton Daily News on May 21, 2015 
Norman, Cloris (I43)
 
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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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LEETH, Walter E.
Age 84, recently of Wadesville, IN, passed away Wed. June 18, 2014 in Brookville, following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby & by a son, Joey. Walter was a retired machinist. He was a rodeo bull-rider and he also enjoyed woodworking, hunting and gun collecting. He is survived by son, Jeff; daughters, Karen & Mickey; special lady friend, Aletha Martin and by numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wed. June 25 at the GILBERT-FELLERS FUNERAL HOME, 950 ALBERT RD., BROOKVILLE, with burial to follow in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. Visitation will be held at the funeral home 6-8 PM Tuesday. If desired, e-mail condolences may be sent by going online to www.gilbert-fellers.com 
Leeth, Walter Edward (I16)
 

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