News Death Notice
BALES, Robert E. age 68, of New Lebanon, OH, passed away Saturday night May 22, 2010 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 4, 1941 in Winchester, IN, he was a son of the late Walter & Olivia (Trimble) Bales. Bob served in the US Navy from 1960 - 1966: retired after 35+ years from the General Motors Truck & Bus Assembly Plant in Moraine; and proudly served as a police officer for New Lebanon for 22 years. A member of the New Lebanon American Legion Post # 762, he enjoyed fishing, golf and riding his motorcycle. Survived by wife Marie T. (Burton) Bales, whom he married December 24, 1963: daughters Jackie Delver & husband Jim of Troy, OH; Jan Smith & husband Jeff of New Lebanon: grandchildren Erica Simcoe & husband Brad, Joshua Delver, Olivia Delver, Dakota Delver and Shelby Smith: brothers and sisters Dick Smith & wife Sharon of New Lebanon, Jackie Shell & husband Harold of Farmersville, OH; Doug Bales & wife Vicki of Sachse, TX; Pam Hardy of Morrow, OH; and Debbie Johnson & husband Joe of Farmersville: special sister-in-law Ruby DeAnthony of Centerville, OH: and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call on the family from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens - 3377 US Rt. 35 - West Alexandria, OH. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Trent Smith presiding. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the . Interment Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery.