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SCHULTZ, FRED - Greenville  
GREENVILLE — Herschel L. Schultz, 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Herschel was born on Jan. 25, 1928, near Bloomer in Shelby County, Ohio. He was the son of the late John and Ruby (Kinnison) Schultz. Herschel attended school in Covington and Gettysburg, Ohio. He served in the United States 8230th Army on the front line in the Korean conflict receiving the combat infantryman badge. He was later selected as a personal bodyguard in the Guard of Honor for General Van Fleet, Eighth Army Commander, at Eighth Army headquarters in Korea. After his military service, he returned to Darke County where he drove a truck transporting eggs from area farms to Poultry Producers in Versailles, Ohio. He was also a farmer and later worked at the Cadillac Gage/Textron plant in Greenville where he retired in 1993. Herschel was known for his kind and friendly demeanor and dearly loved his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruby, brothers Leon Schultz and Dale Schultz, and brothers-in-law Richard Key and John Oliver. Herschel is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Weaver) Schultz, whom he married on May 3, 1953. He is also survived by three sons; Randy and wife Jenice (Martin) Schultz of Englewood, Ohio, Greg Schultz of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Schultz of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Lucas and wife Bailey (Britton) Schultz of Huber Heights, Rachel (Schultz) and husband Tony Dejtiranukul of Cincinnati, Lindsey Schultz of Englewood, and Eric Schultz of Englewood; one great-grandson, Owen Dejtiranukul; two sisters, Patty Key and Martha Oliver; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Schultz and Dorothy Schultz; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be a service held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A military graveside service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or the donor's choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 26 to May 28, 2016
SCHULTZ, HERSCHEL - Greenville  
GREENVILLE — Herschel L. Schultz, 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Herschel was born on Jan. 25, 1928, near Bloomer in Shelby County, Ohio. He was the son of the late John and Ruby (Kinnison) Schultz. Herschel attended school in Covington and Gettysburg, Ohio. He served in the United States 8230th Army on the front line in the Korean conflict receiving the combat infantryman badge. He was later selected as a personal bodyguard in the Guard of Honor for General Van Fleet, Eighth Army Commander, at Eighth Army headquarters in Korea. After his military service, he returned to Darke County where he drove a truck transporting eggs from area farms to Poultry Producers in Versailles, Ohio. He was also a farmer and later worked at the Cadillac Gage/Textron plant in Greenville where he retired in 1993. Herschel was known for his kind and friendly demeanor and dearly loved his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruby, brothers Leon Schultz and Dale Schultz, and brothers-in-law Richard Key and John Oliver. Herschel is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Weaver) Schultz, whom he married on May 3, 1953. He is also survived by three sons; Randy and wife Jenice (Martin) Schultz of Englewood, Ohio, Greg Schultz of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Schultz of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Lucas and wife Bailey (Britton) Schultz of Huber Heights, Rachel (Schultz) and husband Dr. Tony Dejtiranukul of Cincinnati, Lindsay Schultz of Englewood, and Eric Schultz of Englewood; one great-grandson, Owen Dejtiranukul; two sisters, Patty Key and Martha Oliver; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Schultz and Dorothy Schultz; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be a service held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A military graveside service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or the donor's choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 29 to May 30, 2016
SCOTT, MERLENE - Greenville  
GREENVILLE — On Sunday, May 22, 2016, Sister Merlene Vanessa Scott, assisted by the angels at 12:56 a.m., put off the robe of pain and suffering and is now clothed in a garment set ablaze with peace, joy, glory and everlasting contentment. She left us, but left no doubts concerning who she was – a Mother in Israel; no doubts as to what she believed – the Gospel of Jesus Christ; no doubts as to where the truth lies – the saints in light, the church of the living God. Rest assured, her mark has been left on this world. A deaconess who loved the children and young people with all of her soul, she lived a life that did not tolerate sin, a life that honored her husband, demanded order from her children and gave all the glory to the God of her salvation. She was wed to her husband, Paul Scott Jr. on Jan. 19, 1990. Along with her fellow laborer and Mother in Israel, Sister Lucretia Hargrave, Sister Merlene was there in the assisting of many children into this world. Sister Merlene leaves behind a faithful husband and fellow laborer, Paul Scott Jr.; children Megan Ashley and Marcus Benion, Morgan Denyse and David Rabel, Michael Paul and Rebecca Ann, Mikka Renee and Jonny O'Shea, Camille Marie and future son-in-law to be Benjamin Ray Tinsman, Marcus Benjamin, Ramiro Daniel, Cayla Elizabeth, Samuel Elijah; grandchildren Jaelle, Abigail, Joshua, Julius, Jonathan, Branden and Alondra; mother Althea Joachim of Irvington, New Jersey; siblings Jacqueline Williams of Irvington, New Jersey; Mervin Williams of Baltimore, Maryland; Hector Williams of Miami, Florida; Wendy Spalding of Aberdeen, Maryland; Jeffrey Williams of Douglasville, Georgia; Terrell Joachim of Irvington, New Jersey; Gail Whippenbeck of Diego Martin, Trinidad, and a host of relatives, friends and acquaintances. Sister Merlene was preceded in death by her father, Randolf Whippenbeck; father-in-law Paul Scott Sr.; brother Wayne Williams; son Caleb Daniel and daughter Jael. There will be a service held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Church of God campground, 6390 S. Jay Road, West Milton, Ohio, with Brother Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Church of God Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Church of God Campground. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 25 to May 26, 2016
SLEPPY, AVA - Fort Jefferson  
FORT JEFFERSON — Avo L. Sleppy, age 92, of Ft. Jefferson, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. at her residence. She was born on March 24, 1924 in Ft. Jefferson, Ohio, to the late Clisbia and Margeurite (Broughman) Wood. Avo was a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church and a lifetime member of the Greenville VFW and American Legion. She was a housewife and loved fishing and reading. She is survived by her children, Kenneth L. (Edith) Sleppy Jr. of Greenville, Charles (fiancee Connie) Sleppy of Greenville, June (Tom) Maloy of Greenville and Lesa (Will Rush) Eberhart of Union City, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; siblings, Wanetta Wissinger of West Milton, Ohio, Edith Cook of Greenville and Gail (Jack) Fair; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Leroy Sleppy Sr., whom she married on July 21, 1945; son, Donald Sleppy; daughter-in-law, Diane Sleppy; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Wood; sisters, Nadine Clemens, Cora May Ward and Mary Gasper; grandsons, Brian Sleppy and Doug Sleppy; stepgranddaughter, Tonyia Chadwick; stepgreat-grandson, Austin Chadwick and son-in-law, John Eberhart. There will be a memorial service held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 31 to June 1, 2016
STUMP, NELLIE - Union City  
UNION CITY, Ohio — Nellie Stump, age 79, of Union City, Ohio, passed away, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Union City Care Center in Union City, Ohio. She was born Sunday, April 11, 1937, in Union City, Ohio, daughter of the late Raymond and Doris (Rickert) Stump. In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her brothers; Harry Stump, Rodney Stump, Delbert Stump, Robert Stump; sisters; Ruth Evelyn Ralston and Mary Alice Alexander. Nellie enjoy having people around her and cleaning things up. She was survived by her sisters and brothers, Dorothy Hiestand, Rossburg, Ohio, Catherine Stump, Union City, Ohio, Martha Neal, Greenville, Ohio, Raymond Stump Jr., Union City, Ohio, Charles Stump of Greenville, Ohio, and Gilbert Stump of Columbus, Ohio. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Snell Cemetery. Family and friends my visit Tuesday, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 28 to May 29, 2016
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