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MARTIN, MARIE - Mesa  
MESA, Ariz. — Marie Bertha Martin entered into eternity on May 24, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. Marie was born in Versailles, Ohio, on Aug. 20, 1922. She is survived by three children, Nellie DePoy, Paul Grim and Glen Grim. Also, 12 grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She attended school in Gettysburg, Ohio in the 1930's. She married Harry J. Grim on June 12, 1940, and moved to Greenville, Ohio, where they raised their children. Marie was employed at Corning Glass Works in Greenville from 1957 through 1975. Later she moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 1978 and loved life living out West. She would make conversation with everyone she came in contact with. She loved going to casino's, watching The Ohio State Buckeye's football team, the Diamondbacks and eating out. Mom loved the Lord and was a member of Faith in Christ Fellowship church. Her favorite song was "He Touched Me." Services will be held on Wednesday, starting with the visitation at 5 p.m. and the funeral service at 6 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 E. Main St. in Mesa, Arizona. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 30 to May 31, 2016
MILES, DAVID - Eaton  
EATON — David Perry "Dave" Miles, 53 of Eaton, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Dave was born on April 19, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio, son of John and Nancy (Ankrom) Munn. Dave currently worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Dave was a Christian devoted to God and his family. Dave was an avid motorcyclist and was a member of the Patch Brothers and had just celebrated 20 years of sobriety on March 2. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Nancy Miles; children, Ashley (Shane) Massie, David Perry Miles, II and Brandon (Sky) Kern; father and mother, John and Nancy Munn; brother, Shawn (Judy) Miles; sisters, Betsy (Dave) Dodds and Linda Shaw; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by brother, John Munn III. Celebration of Life Service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 E. Main St., Eaton, Ohio, with Chris Reese officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to one's favorite charity. Online condolences at www.barnesfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 23 to May 24, 2016
MULLINS, JAMES - Gettysburg  
GETTYSBURG — James R. "Jim" Mullins, age 87, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 4:49 p.m. at the Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on Oct. 30, 1928, in Pine Hill, Kentucky, to the late Randolph Mullins and Mary E. (Jones) Chitwood. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Ohio. He retired in 1991 from Beatrice Foods in Greenville after 29 ½ years of service. He also worked at Netzels in Greenville for 16 years and was a farmer all his life. James is survived by his children, Mary Lynn of Greenville, Diane Shaneyfelt of Greenville, Sandra and Gregg McClellan of Eaton, Ohio, and Randy Mullins of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Kirby Bradley, Jeff Bradley, Steven (Tecy) Kramer, Melissa (Bill) Lovette, Tim (Diane) Kramer, Jimmy (Kathy) Mullins, Leroy Mullins and Amy Mullins; great grandchildren, Austin Bradley, Tyler Bradley, Branden Bradley, Scott Andrew Kramer, Britney Nichole Lovette, Destiny Lovette, Howard and Isiah; sister Edna Sanders; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. (Hartman) Mullins, whom he married on Aug. 25, 1951; siblings, Vern Mullins, Hazel Nill and Roberta Fair. There will be a service held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the 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 25 to May 26, 2016
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
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
WAGNER, THELMA - Greenville  
GREENVILLE — Thelma Jean Wagner was born Aug. 7, 1938, to Raymond and Ruth (Flora) Garber. She peacefully, happy and satisfied, passed to her eternal reward the evening of May 27, 2016, at the age of 77 years, 9 months, 20 days. Most of that time was spent building her treasure where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: David and Kenneth, and an infant sister, Judy. Baptized in her teen years, she remained faithful to her Lord until death. She married Daniel Solomon Wagner Nov. 2,1963. They spent their 52-year married life in Miami and Darke counties in Ohio. Thelma enjoyed playing table games with family and friends, sewing, preparing bountiful feasts and extending hospitality to all. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Solomon Wagner (Greenville, Ohio), six children: Anna Marie (Arlan) Wray (Pomona, Kansas), Daniel (Donna) Wagner (Dallas Center, Iowa), Martha Wagner (Gettysburg, Ohio), Linda Blocher (Greenville, Ohio), David (Mona) Wagner (New Era, Michigan), Mary (Greg) Givens (Eaton, Ohio), 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother: Don (Ellen) Garber (Waverly, Kansas), one sister-in-law: Eleanor Garber (Richland Center, Wisconsin), three sisters: Kathryn Denlinger (Gettysburg, Ohio), Myrna (Stanley) Frantz (Covington, Ohio), Lois (Jim) Rife (Greenville, Ohio), and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to help cover funeral costs. The family would like to extend a thank you to everyone for all of your support and love towards the family. If you have been blessed by Thelma's influence, please pay it forward to souls who need to accept a portion of the same treasure that Thelma is now enjoying. Visitation and viewing will be at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, 131 W. Oakwood St., Bradford, Ohio. Wednesday, with family present 2-5 and 6- 8 p.m. Funeral will be at the Old German Baptist Church, 6360 W. Farrington Road, Covington, Ohio, Thursday. Viewing 9 a.m. and funeral service 10 a.m. Internment immediately following funeral, at Oakland Cemetery, 8063 Martin Road, Bradford, Ohio.
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 29 to May 30, 2016
ZIMMER, FRED - Greenville  
GREENVILLE — Fred Zimmer, 89, of 750 Chestnut St., formerly of rural Arcanum, died Wednesday afternoon May 25, 2016, at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville. He was born March 10, 1927, in Twin Township, Darke County, son of the late Earl and Clara (Thompson) Zimmer. Fred was a well-known retired Butler and Twin Township Farmer. He was a member of St Matthews Lutheran Church in Ithaca; a member of the Darke County Farm Bureau, and a former member of the G G's Singing Group. Fred loved to tinker and work with metal. He was preceded in death by his son, Kent Zimmer, brother, Dale Zimmer. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Zimmer of Arcanum; son Kyle (Sheron) Zimmer of Mobile, Alabama, daughter-in-law Nadine Zimmer of Arcanum; grandchildren Lisa (Lonnie) Rawlins, Stacy (Jared)) Hatch, Tara (Aaron Ferguson) Zimmer; great-grandchildren Lauryn Rawlins and Landon Rawlins; sister Karen Kain of Freeland, Michigan. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, with Pastor Alicia Schroedel officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial Day at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to St Matthew's Lutheran Church or the Brethren Retirement Community Residents Aid Fund. Condolences may be made to www.KreitzerFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Daily Advocate from May 26 to May 27, 2016
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