Obituaries Archive

Gerald Kerr, 79

Gerald “Jerry” Kerr, 79, of Mt. Orab, died Feb. 4. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Kerr was a member of the Ohio Coon Hunters Association. He is survived by wife Ruth (nee Barber), children Robert, Jerry (Ann), Jayne (Richard Wolfe) Martin and Kathleen, grandchildren Kelly (Shane Cash) Kerr, Tracy (Barry) [ Read More ]

Eileen Lee, 74

Eileen Lee, 74, of Goshen, died Feb. 4. Lee was a secretary/clerk for Home Depot and Lowes. She is survived by her children David Lee Jr., Cathy Schulte, Danny Lee and Eileen Cox, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and siblings Marion Tillotson and Lillian Morin. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at Evans Funeral Home in Goshen. [ Read More ]

Ruth McGrath, 91

Ruth I. McGrath (nee Kaufman), 91, of Amelia, died Feb. 5. She is survived by children Dale Dodson, Julie Stautberg and Timothy (Lisa Norris-McGrath) McGrath, grandchildren Deanna Ionna, Rajean Haywood, Christopher Stautberg, Lee Stautberg, Sarah McGrath, Wendy McGrath and Scott McGrath, great-grandchildren Brittany Vaughn and Dominick Berwanger, great-great-grandchildren Henrick Vaughn and Brody Berwanger. McGrath was [ Read More ]

Archie Morgan Jr., 74

Archie Morgan Jr., 74, of Felicity passed away Feb. 2. Services at the convenience of the family.

Howard Phipps, 86

Howard C. Phipps, 86, of Goshen, died Jan. 30. Phipps was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was the ninth of 12 children. He is survived by children Susan (Wayne) Williams, Dan (Ruth), Linda (Ray) Martin, Phillip, Brenda (Marc) Throckmorton, Lorna Rose and Mellissa (Robbie) Hall, 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Phipps was preceded [ Read More ]

Kenneth Smith, 77

Kenneth L. Smith, 77, of New Richmond, died Jan. 31. He is survived by wife Wanda Saylor-Smith, children Kenny Smith, Barb Nerlinger and Mike Smith, step-children Bill Hesler, Sherry Hesler and Jon Saylor, sister Donna Mays, four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorials to Hospice of Cincinnati.

Lola Sons, 96

Lola E. Sons (nee Pumpelly), 96, of Bethel, died Jan. 30. She was the former owner and operator of Bethel Beauty Shop. Sons is survived by children Martha (Larry) Reed, Robert (Marlene) Sons, Timothy (Patti) Sons and William (Patti) Sons, sister Mary Beckelhymer, 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Graveside service 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at [ Read More ]

Kathryn Tackett

Kathryn Tackett, of Amelia, passed away Feb. 7. Tackett is survived by her husband of 57 years Everett (Tiny) Garrie, children Kimberly (James) Clark, Gregg (Claudette) Tackett, Kevin (Donna) Tackett, Cheryl (John) Wainscott, Amanda (Eric) Randolph and Laurie Tackett, grandchildren James (Leah) Clark, Chad (Nicole) Tackett, Benjamin (Alex) Clark, Amy (Brian) Hollandsworth, Chris (Kendra) Tackett, [ Read More ]

Peggy Tewesmeier, 73

Peggy S. Tewesmeier, 73, of Union Township, died Feb. 5. She is survived by husband Eric, sisters Beulah Bass and Delores Dezarn, nephew Mark (Dana) Dezarn, one great niece and one great nephew. Visitation 10 a.m. Feb. 9 until services begin at 11 a.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. Interment Spring Grove Cemetery. [ Read More ]

JoAnn Van Velzel, 79

JoAnn Van Velzel (nee Fugate), 79, of Middletown and longtime resident of Mt. Washington, died Feb. 4. She is survived by children Steven (Jamesa), Mark (Andrea) and Andrea (Martin) Walsh, grandchildren Amanda (Doug) Bingaman, Morgan Van Velzel, Leah (Eric) Sharpe, Sean Walsh, Mitchell Walsh, Maria Scheidler, Michelle Scheidler and Lindsay (fiancé Matt Bohan) Scheidler, great-grandchildren [ Read More ]

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