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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Marilyn Darlene Brown, 68, of St. Cloud, Minn.,  Funeral services for  will be 11 a.m. Monday at Westwood Community Church in St. Cloud.
Pastor Dan Gordon will officiate. Burial will be in Ponto Lake Cemetery, Longville, Minn. Marilyn passed away peacefully Thursday, March 23, 2006, after a very long and courageous five-year battle with ovarian cancer. There will be a visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again after 10 a.m. Monday at Westwood Community Church.
Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Piqua to John and Helen (Hildebrand) Brumbaugh. She married Peter Brown on Oct. 5, 1957, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Piqua. Marilyn was a member of the National Honor Society. Marilyn worked in the law enforcement as well as the legal field as an administrative assistant for many years. She worked with child support for Miami County in Troy prior to moving to Backus, Minn., in March 1973. Marilyn then began her career in Child Support with Cass County Social Services and worked there until retirement in 1993. She and her husband moved to St. Cloud in 1998.
Marilyn was known for her strong faith in God, which was evident the moment you met her and her beautiful smile that would light up any room. She showered everyone she knew with love and the gift of hospitality through cooking, baking, canning, entertaining and doing anything possible to show love and caring to all of those who crossed her path in life. She enjoyed harp and piano music as well as gardening, fishing, knitting, greeting card ministry, nature and all of God's wonderful creation.
Marilyn was always involved in church and was a member of Agape Fellowship in St. Cloud. She volunteered in a variety of ways throughout her life, including the Pregnancy Resource Center for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and a baby son that she miscarried.  Marilyn will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She touched many lives and each of those lives were forever changed after meeting her.
Heartfelt thanks to the extraordinary staff at the St. Cloud Hospital Oncology Unit, St. Cloud Hospice and Home Care, the Coborn's Cancer Center and Dr. Hauge.
Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers.  Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes of St. Cloud, Minn., is in charge of arrangements. The funeral home's Web site is: www.millercarlin.com.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Orland L. Young, 85, of Piqua, died at 9:15 pm, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 16, 1922, in Mercer County, to the late Walter and Lulu (Shinn) Young. He married Margaret L. Elliott on March 4, 1950 in Piqua, and she survives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Young.Mr. Young retired as an assembler from the former Aerovent Fan Co. following 27 years of employment. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran having been honorably discharged from World War II as a staff sergeant.
Orland was a loyal and dedicated husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. In addition to his family, he enjoyed caring for his automobiles and home with precision, and he was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington with the Rev. Dr. Judith-Mitchell Rich officiating.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through www.jamiesonandyan nucci.com.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Freida O. Yang, 87, of Troy, passed away Monday, April 23, 2007, at Upper Valley Medical Center.
Frieda was born April 9, 1920, in Piqua, to the late Arthur and Emma (Robbins) Chambers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Yang in 2001; son-in-law, Joe H. Yaney; two great-great grandchildren, Isabelle Rayne and Dylan Ryan Dawson; and brother, Raymond Chambers.
Freida retired from Capitol Records in Hollywood, Calif., with 20 years of service and previously had worked at Atlas Underwear in Piqua.
A graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Miami County Park District.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Raymond Arthur Chambers, or "Duke" as he was known to his friends and family, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at his home in Brandon, Fla. He had been a resident of Brandon since relocating from Ohio in 1973. Duke was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Piqua.
Recently, on Jan. 13, he celebrated his 80th birthday.
Duke preceded in death by his sister, Frieda Yang of Troy.
Duke was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. He also was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past Commander of the Piqua Post. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll and the Korean War.
A viewing was held for Mr. Chambers on Feb. 5, 2007, at the Chapel of Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home in Brandon. Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brandon.
On Feb. 6, family and friends of the deceased gathered at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Brandon for Entombment with military honors. The United States flag was presented to his wife Ruth Chambers by a representative of the U.S. Navy and Army Sgt. Steve Hannesson, husband of Duke's granddaughter, Ember Hannesson of Canton, Ga. Afterward, the family gathered at the Mausoleum for the entombment of Raymond Arthur Chambers.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Odessa Robbins, 96, of Troy, passed away at 12:08 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2008, at Covington Care Center, Covington.
She was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Randolph County, Ind. to the late Elias and Sarah (Vick) Mumah. Odessa was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Walter Jones Robbins who passed away March 5, 1967.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Paul N. Robbins; three sisters, Betty Mumah, Edith McGrew and Estella Boyer.
Odessa was a graduate of Greenville High School. She retired as a sales clerk from G.C. Murphy Co. in Troy where she worked for many years.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Troy, where she was involved with Rebecca Circle.
There will be a private graveside service today at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions, if so desired, be made in her memory to the Covington Care Center Activity Department, 75 Mote Dr., Covington, Ohio 45318.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Forrest E. Robbins, 87, of Tipp City, died suddenly Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2008, at his residence.
He was born July 16, 1920, in Tipp City, to the late James C. and Gertrude (Underwood) Robbins.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty E. Robbins in 1994; and son, Jerry E. Robbins.
Robbie was retired from Hobart Corp. after 40 years of service. He continued to work at Chmiels market in Tipp City for 12 years and then at Wal-Mart in Troy for the past 13 years. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran He was a member of the American Legion Post 586 Tipp City, the First Baptist Church Tipp City and the Hobart Quarter Century Club. He loved bowling, fishing and mowing his lawn.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City,. Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

James W. Robbins, 81 of Arcanum, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, in his home.
He was born June 29, 1926, in Miami County, to the late Forest Alva "Jim" and Nancy Jane (Landis) Robbins.James graduated in 1944 from Newton School in Pleasant Hill. He retired in 1994 from the Trojan Asphalt Company. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of both the VFW in Pleasant Hill and the Amvets in Covington and a member of the American Legion in West Milton.
He enjoyed his draft horses and participated in several parades with them.
He married Frances "Kay" (Slusser) Painter, and they enjoyed a wonderful partnership together for more than 38 years. James was a family man; he thoroughly enjoyed his kids and grandkids and family times spent together.
James will be missed and remembered by his wife and best friend, of Arcanum; his children and their companions.
Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Funeral Home, 1 South Main St., Pleasant Hill. Interment will take place in the Mote Cemetery, Pittsburg with military honors provided by the Tri-Village Color Guard.
Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Contributions if so desired can be made to the Darke County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Heartland Hospice of Greenville.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Raymond R. Robbins, 53, formerly of Troy, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in Athens, Ga., Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 31, 1953, in Troy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Schwartz in 1994, and his stepfather, Roy D. Schwartz in 1999.
Raymond served in the U.S. Navy from 1973-75.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua with the Rev. Tom Farrier presiding. The service will be followed by full military honors.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

 Glendora (Robbins) Bristley, 90, of Troy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at the Harborside Healthcare Center, Troy.
She was born Feb. 9, 1916 in Darke County, to the late Gerald B. and Donna M. (Netzley) Robbins.
She attended elementary school in Bradford and also Franklin-Monroe School, Pitsburg, where she graduated in 1934. She loved sports and excelled as an outstanding basketball player at Franklin-Monroe High School.
She owned and operated for many years along with her husband, Carl R. Bristley, whom she married Nov. 26, 1936, Bristley's Rooming House at 207 E. Main St. in Troy. She also worked in the Troy High School cafeteria for many years and retiring from there.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bernice (Robbins) Gnodle; and her husband, Carl R. Bristley, who died Sept. 21, 1987. She always was devoted to family, friends and working hard. She always will be remembered, admired and greatly missed.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Sheila Shumaker officiating. Interment will be in Abbottsville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph's House, Troy High School Gymnasium Fund, or Troy-Miami County Public Library.Friends also may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss) 

Dorothy Violet (Shepherd) Riegle Wade, 89, 405 Chestnut St., Greenville, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Gade Nursing Home, Greenville.
She was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Darke County, daughter of Grover and Flo (Lundry) Shepherd. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred O. Riegle; second husband, Dan Wade; grandson, Barry Riegle; and brothers, Lowell and Ralph Shepherd.
Mrs. Wade worked at Piqua Paper Box for 40 years, retiring in 1982. She also baby-sat until she was 80 years old.
She was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church, Greenville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church or the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to (NOTE: email has since changed ~S. Wick)
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Zella Imo Robbins, 89, formerly of 1325 Covington Ave., Piqua, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Fair Haven Nursing Home in Sidney.
She was born May 16, 1917, in Dayton, to the late Ancel Edgar and Frances M. (Newman) Beeman.
Mrs. Robbins attended Piqua City Schools. During World War II she worked at the Wood Stove and Tool Co. and later was a nurse's aide at the Craft Nursing Home. She retired from Empo Pump in 1979, following which she enjoyed gardening and traveling. She was an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 614 Auxiliary, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1064 Auxiliary, and a member of Houston Congregational Christian Church, having enjoyed many visits from her pastor. She was active in Fair Haven's social activities, resident's council meetings and enjoyed leading the morning exercises.
A private service will be held Tuesday in the Houston Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. James Manuel officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Nursing Home, 2901 Fair Road, Sidney, OH 45365. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through www.jamiesonandyannucci.com
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Caroline J. Brown, 81, a lifelong resident of Troy, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Harborside Health Care Center, Troy.
She was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Miami County, to the late Joseph and Rebecca (Neff) Edwards. She married Franklin E. Brown, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Casstown Lutheran Church and served as past president of the VFW Auxiliary.A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday with VFW Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. and a memorial service to follow. Private interment will be at Casstown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or American Heart Association.Friends may also express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
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Taken from:
Piqua Daily Call
Monday, Jan. 26, 2004
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Clora Mae Hill - Holsinger, 92, of 157 N. Wall St., Covington, died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, in the Covington Care Center.
     She was born Nov. 20, 1911 in Dawson to the late O. A. and Bertha Edna (Millhoff) Thompson.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Judd W. Hill, Sr. in 1964; a son, Judd W. Hill, Jr.; a step-grandson, Bobby Miller; four sisters Margaret Derr, Verna Hopkins, Mary Byers and Dorothy Johnson; and two brothers, Tom Thompson and Joy "Joe" Thompson.
        Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Pearson-Jackson Funeral Home, Covington, with Cliff Christman officiating.
     Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Contributions may be made to the Covington Rescue Squad.
     Condolences may be expressed through http://www.jackson-sarver.com/
(See Notes #1 below)
(NOTE:  Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy ~ sw)

Found in:
Troy Dailey News, Ohio Newspaper 1947
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Mrs. Lydia Strong, whose death occurred Friday evening in the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gates were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Irvin Funeral Home.  Rev. Robert D. Annand minister of the First Methodist Church officiated reading the hymns "Under His Wings" and "Goodnight and Good Morning" during the service.  Pallbearers were four sons-in-laws Mr. Gates, Mr. Lester Townsend, Thoral Grapner of Troy and Cloyd Elleman of Casstown and two grandsons Robert Townsend of Troy and William Elleman of Casstown.  Friends were present from Lima, Ft. Loramie and Pleasant Hill. 
The burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio.
(See Notes #2 below)

Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Evelyn J. Bowman, 77, of Troy, died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Upper Valley Medical Center, after a short illness.
She was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Hamilton, to the late Charles and Gladys (Agnew) Kouba.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E. Bowman, who passed away Feb. 15, 2005, and son, Don Chambers.
     A private family service will be held at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Brother Paul Napier officiating.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Troy.  Friends may call from 4 - 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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Found in:
The Miami Union
Thursday, May 1, 1939
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Mrs. Alice Chambers, 68, a native of Miami County passed away Saturday evening at the home of her son-in-law, Elmer Robbins, on South Union Street.
     She had been in an ailing condition all winter, but was taken seriously ill one week ago Thursday.  Her death was due to arteriosclerosis. 
     Mrs. Chambers had lived with her son-in-law since the death of her daughter 23 years ago.  Their home was in Tennessee prior to coming to Troy eight years ago. 
     She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grace Sheppard (Shepherd), Mrs. Nora Sheppard (Shepherd), and Mrs. Hazel Brown, all of Lima; two sons Frank Inman of Tampa, Fla., and Elmer Chambers of Ft. Loramie, four sisters, Mrs. Vida (Lydia) Strong and Mrs. Daisy Stout of both of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Pearl Jones, of near Christianburg, and Mrs. Nettie Chambers of Ft. Loramie. 
     One son preceded her in death in 1916
     She was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, following funeral services by Dr. J. H. Lightburn Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock a.m.  The services were held at Wade Shilling Funeral Parlors.
     The following Relatives and friends acted as pall bearers of the decedent.  They were Edward and Walter Robbins, Oscar Shear, Ray Lendeke, Ed Sharit and Clarence Russell.
(See Note #3 below) 

Found in:
The Buckeye Newspaper
1898
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

William Brown - The funeral of William Brown, aged 25 years, who was suddenly killed at Covington, Ohio on Saturday night by falling over embankment by reason of his pony running away, took place in the Christian Church here Monday conducted by Rev. J. O. Kirby.
     The mother and the family and all other good friends have the sympathy of all good people.

The Buckeye Paper - (same paper, different column)
Will Brown of Pleasant Hill, a son of Mrs. Andy Turner was killed at Covington Saturday evening.
From Troy Local History Library
(See Notes #4 below)

Found in: Legonier, New York Newpaper
Nov. 11, 2002

Legonier - Ivalou Warren, 78 of Ligonier, died Nov. 9, 2002 in St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY.  She was born April 6, 1924 in Miami County, Ohio, to William E. and Gladys Mae Walker Siegel. 
On Sept. 27, 1947, in Troy, Ohio, she married Floyd Warren, who survives.  Also surviving are two sons; including Robert K. Warren, Cromwell; three daughters including Mrs. Randy (Ruthe E.) Jones, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Legonier Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bernauer officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.  Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Legonier, with the Order of the Eastern Star Service at 7:45 p.m.
(See Notes #5 below)

Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Sheila J. Hutton, 39, of Piqua, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002 at 5:35 a.m. in her residence. She was born Dec. 9, 1962 in Piqua to the late Wilber and Gladys (Coyer) Brown. She married Anthony (Scott) Hutton Sept. 2, 1995; he survives. Mrs. Hutton is survived by a son, Robert Shoffner Jr., and her father-in-law, Raymond J. Hutton both of Piqua. She is also survived by four brothers, Wilber Brown Jr., William D. Brown, Do-nald Brown and Michael Brown all of Piqua; and three sisters, Marsha Moore, Tina Brown and Lorna Taylor all of Piqua. One nephew and one brother preceded her in death. Sheila attended Piqua City Schools and Central Baptist Church. She loved camping, nature and collecting angels. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Farrier officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon until the time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation of America, P.O. Box 52435, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2435.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Morris E. Chambers, 86, of Houston, died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 at 3:35 a.m. at his residence. He was born in Piqua on May 9, 1916 to the late Martin C. and Sarah M. Wion Chambers. He married Dorothy L. Bauer on July 19, 1952 in Fletcher; and she survives. Other survivors include two sisters, Lillian B. Marshall of Franklin, Louise V. Spieler of St. Mary's; two step-sisters, Dorothy Leckey of Minster, Betty Shephard of Piqua; a step-brother, Martin C. Chambers of Piqua; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by a son, Mark; a sister, Evelyn Harget; a brother, Donald; and a step-brother, Eugene Dietz. Mr. Chambers was a member of the Mid County Church of Christ. He was a 1939 graduate of the Canal Fulton High School in Akron. He was a retired S/MSGT of the U.S. Air Force following 25 years of service to his country. He was an instructor of "Airplane General" working at many of the Air Force Bases in the United States, England, Germany, and Puerto Rico. He was a maintenance supervisor for the City of Piqua in the wastewater treatment plant for 16 years. A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday in the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Oakes officiating. Burial will follow in Houston Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Mid County Church of Christ, 1580 N. Dorset Road, Troy, OH 45373, or Wilson Hospice Care Fund, 915 Michigan Street, Sidney, OH 45365.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Mark J. Thomas, 53, of 206 N. Roosevelt Ave., Piqua, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Piqua on Jan. 25, 1949 to the late John William and Violet Hill Thomas.
 Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, David and Timothy Thomas and one sister, Dora Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a graduate of both Piqua Central High School and Wittenberg University where he was valedictorian of his class. He enjoyed basketball during his high school and collegiate years. He was a self-employed consultant and a member of the Piqua Apostolic Church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Hathaway officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Apostolic Church, 830 Covington Ave. P.O. Box 739, Piqua, OH 45356.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Betty F. Townsend, 83, of 504 Y St., Piqua, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Piqua on Nov. 8, 1920 to the late Homer B. and Iona Brown Shawler. She married J. D. Townsend in Russells Point on June 7, 1947 and he survives.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker, and a graduate of Sidney High School, class of 1938. A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Edward Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through www.jamiesonandyannucci.com

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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Velma Jacobs, 65, of Troy, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Tina Cruikshank of Casstown. She was born April 30, 1938 in Honeybee, Ky., to Wosley and Flossie (Gooden) Perry, both deceased.
In addition to her parents, Velma was preceded in death by her son, Brian Lee Buirley. She was a member of the Women of the Moose No.1025 of Troy and Amvet Post No. 88 of Troy and was formerly employed by Dare Corp. of Troy. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. There also will be a Women of the Moose service at 1:50 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Gene L. Stout, 60, of 8580 N. Hetzler Road, Piqua, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2003 in Fulton Co. He was born in Winamac, Ind. on Sept. 26, 1942 to the late Homer and Edna Stout.
Mr. Stout was owner of Stout Trucking in Piqua, and a member of the Piqua Moose Lodge. He loved his three Huskies dogs, Lady, Sassy and Isaac. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Toon officiating. Burial will follow in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Humane Society, 1190 N. Co. Rd. 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through www.jamiesonandyannucci.com.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Opal I. Heisey, 94, of Covington, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003. She was born in Shelby County on Aug. 10, 1909, to the late Charles and Minnie (Langston) Stockslager. She was a 1929 graduate of Piqua High School. She was was an active Grange member for many years and a member of the Bradford Church of the Brethren. She lived in Bradford for 50 years and spent her last 23 years in Covington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, J.D. Heisey. in 1988; grandson, Jeffery Davis; two younger sisters, Vivian Allred and Zelda Hunt; and a brother, Paul Stockslager.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, with the Rev. James Brunk officiating. Burial will be in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
If desired, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Bernice E. Batten, 93, of 1840 W. High St., Piqua, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
She was born in Darke County on May 24, 1910 to the late Ralph and Odean Carter Haines Sr. She married LeRoy "Vin" Batten on June 29, 1937 in Greenville; he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1975.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Haines, William Haines; three sisters, Celia Momberg Trupp, Mary Benkert, Ruth Koenitzer; and a daughter, Susan Batten Whited Daniels.
Mrs. Batten was a 1928 graduate of Greenville High School, and Balthasers Business College of Greenville in 1929. She worked as the secretary of Greenville High School until 1937, then worked over 20 years at the former Haines Furriers of Piqua. She was a member of the YWCA of Piqua, Piqua Leisure Club, Home Arts Club, and volunteered as a hostess at the former Piqua Memorial Medical Center for many years.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1490 Condolences to the family may also be expressed through www.jamiesonandyannucci.com

(NOTE:  Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy ~ sw)

Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Lloyd L. Bucholtz, 95, of Laura passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home in Piqua. He was born June 20, 1909, in Miami County to the late Louis and Fanny (Thompson) Bucholtz.
Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Jackson Funeral Home, 1 South Maun St. in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Ron Elite officiating. Burial will take place in the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery in Covington. Contributions can be made to the donors choice of charity. Condolences can be expressed to www.jacksonfuneralhomes.com.

Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Isabel V. Miller, 89, of Piqua, peacefully went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in her residence. She was born in Wetzel Aug. 31, 1915, to the late James and Catherine Karnes Bowersock.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grillot as celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today at Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home, where a 4 p.m. prayer service will be conducted.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Food for the Poor Inc., 550 S.W. 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Fla., 33442. Condolences may be expressed to www.jamiesonandyannucci.com

Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
Wednesday October 24, 1945
 (Contributed by Norita Moss)
 
Piqua Mother Stricken  Tuesday
Bradford , Oct 24 Service will be held Oct.24 at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren   with the Rev. Dean Frantz officiating, for Mrs. James Netzley, 79, widow of
the late George Netzley, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter Mrs.carl Anewalt,of
Pleasant Hill. She is the mother of Mrs Viola Shepherd and James Netzley of Bradford and,
Aurther Netzley of Pleasant Hill  Death followed a four weeks illness due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Netzley was born and raised in Franlain Township, Darke County and also with her late husband
had lived in Adam Township. She was the daughter of the late John and Susan Fourman.
Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Source: Piqua Daily Call Newspaper
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Ethel Rose Coder, 83, a longtime resident of Alterra Sterling House, Troy, and of Tipp City, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Spring-meade Health Center,Tipp City.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1922, in Malden, Mass., to the late Phillip and Edith (Spencer) Gillette. She married Charles D. Coder in 1943, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1987.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Plemin Gillette, Stewart Gillette, Everett Gillette and Harold Gillette and by two sisters, Mary Olson and Pearl Beaman.
Mrs. Coder was very active in all capacities at the Christ United Methodist Church in Malden, Mass. She was a 1941 graduate of Malden High School, Malden, Mass., where she was valedictorian. She was a former accountant with Jackson Industries.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Sterling House, 81 S. Stanfield Road, Troy. Contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 577 Main Street, Malden, Mass.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
(NOTE:  Survivors have been left out to protect their privacy ~ sw)

Piqua Daily News Obits
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
Olive R. Frantom, 95, 1840 W. High Street, Piqua, died on Tuesday December 14, 2004 at 3:35 pm in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Darke County on November 11, 1909 to the late James and Ida Fry Fuller. She married Earl E. Frantom on March 16, 1929; he preceded her in death on November 17, 1981.

Survivors in clued a daughter, Patricia Crouch of Aurora, Ill., a granddaughter, Vickie Sue Takats of Pennsylvania, two grandsons Marty Crouch and Michael Crouch both of Illinois, and other family members Janice Denning of Sun City, Ariz., and Marcella Denman of Piqua. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Anne Frantom, a son, Earl Frantom Jr, six brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Frantom was a homemaker all of her life.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday December 18, 2004 at 10:30 am in the Forest Hill Cemetery with Major Ronald Starnes officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., Piqua, OH 45356. Arrangements are being handled through Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through www.jamiesonandyannucci.com
Piqua Daily News Dec 31, 2002
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
EARL H. “BROWNIE” BROWN
Earl H. Brown, 82 of 112 Parkridge Place Piqua, died Monday December 30, 2002 at 7:05 am in the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Piqua, on May 26, 1920 to the late Lorin E. and Eda Erhardt Brown. He married Pauline H. “Polly” Hinger in Piqua on November 1, 1947 and she survives.
Other survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Dianne and James Case of Delaware, Lauren and James Treon of Piqua, three grandchildren, Jason Case, Erica Roberts, Elizabeth Treon, and one brother Lee M. Brown of Naples, FL. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Brown.
Mr. Brown was a member of the Piqua Baptist Church, the Piqua American Legion Post # 184, and a veteran of World War II serving in the US Army 45th Air Depot Group. Mr. Brown retired from the Bendix A. & M. Company in Dayton as a tool and die maker. He then worked for Hartzell Propeller.
A funeral service will be conducted on Friday January 3, 2003 at 10:30 am in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 West High St., Piqua, Ohio 45356, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4460 W. Lake Forest Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through www.jamiesonandyannucci.com

NOTES: 
#1 - Clora Mae Thompson
Birth: 20 Nov. 1911 in Dawson, Miami Co., Ohio
Death: 24 Jan. 2004 in Covington, Miami Co., Ohio
Burial: 28 Jan. 2004 Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., Ohio
Father: Offa Arthur Thompson b. 25 Jan. 1886 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Bertha Edna Millhoff b. 19 Oct. 1889 in Houston, Shelby Co., Ohio
Marriage 1: Judd William Hill b. 28 Jul. 1890 in Pleasant Hill, Miami Co., Ohio
Children:
____ Hill (living)
____ Hill (living)
#2 Name:  Lydia Brown
Birth: 1876 in Miami County, Ohio
Death: 1947 in Miami County, Ohio
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., Ohio
Father: Lowery W. Brown, Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel, b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Baden
Married: Sidney Philip Strong b. 1869 in Ohio
Children:
Unnamed Strong b. 1895
Daisy Mae Strong b. 1896
Lulu Strong b. 1898
Joseph Sidney Strong b. 1900
Mildred Strong, b. 1902
Gladys Catherine Strong, b. 1908
Harold Strong, b. 1910
Dorothy Ethel Strong, b. 18 Jan. 1913 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio
Herbert William Strong, b. 1916
Ned Strong, b. 1920
#3 Death Certificate of Alice A. Brown Inman Chambers dated 26 April 1930
Her death certificate information was given by Elmer Robbins.   According to family information Alice left Jerry Chambers and her other children after her daughter (Della?) died and she went to live with her daughter's husband Elmer Robbins and raised his children by her.  She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Miami Co., OH.

An Alice Chambers (buried 4-29-1930) is lcoated in Section 9, Row 10, Grave 5.  Enter the cemetery's north entrance by the Chapel and office (not at the four way stop).  You will be on Central Avenue.  Stay on Central pass the Chapel.  The big mausoleum on the left sits in the front part of section9.  Stan on Central until you reach the end of the section.  Section 9 is on the left (north) and you see headstones in rows.  Count back ten rows.  First headstone in row 10 is for Shefmire, Alice is to the right.  She does not have a headstone.  On the other side of Alice is headstone for Peterseim.
Office is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Name:  Alice A. Brown
Birth: 26 Jul. 1863 in near Troy, Miami County, Ohio
Death: 26 April 1930 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio
Burial: 29 April 1930 Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Miami Co., Ohio
Father: Lowery W. Brown, Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel, b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Braden
Marriage #1:  George W. Inman, b. 1861 in Pleasent Hill, Miami, Ohio
Married 19 Feb. 1881
Children:
George Franklin Inman, b. 12 Jul. 1880 in Pleasant Hill, Miami Co., Ohio
Marriage 2:  Jeremiah M. Chambers, b. 6 Apr. 1846 in Oran Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio on 15 Feb. 1883 in Allen Co., Ohio
Children:
Della Chambers, b. 6 Oct. 1883 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
James Harvey Chambers, b. 13 May 1886
Arthur Chambers, b. 17 Sep. 1888  - Still born
Elmer Chambers, b. 24 Nov. 1889 in Shelby Co., Ohio
Gracey Mae Chambers, b. 21 Oct. 1893 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
Nora Katherine Chambers, b. 25 Apr. 1896 in Fort Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
Laurence Chambers, b. 7 Aug. 1900
Hazel Chambers, b. 26 Jun. 1901 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio

#4 Mrs. Andy Turner was Catherine Siegel Brown mother of Will, Alice and the rest of her children.
Name: William Brown
Birth: 4 Sep. 1873 in Miami County, Ohio
Death: 15 Oct. 1898 in Miami County, Ohio
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (in Plot with his mother Catherine Turner (Siegel Brown) and other members.)
Father: Lowery W. Brown Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother:  Catherine Siegel, b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Braden.
 
#5 Name: Ivalou Siegel
Birth: 6 Apr. 1924 in Miami Co., Ohio
Death: 9 Nov. 2002 in New York, NY
Burial: Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier, IN
Father: William Edward Siegel, b. 10 Oct. 1897 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Gladys Mae Walker, b. 1896

Marriage 1: Dr. Floyd Frank Warren, Jr. b, 1922
Married: 27 Sep. 1947 in Troy, Miami Co., Ohio

   



 

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