Obituaries Archive

Geneva Baker, 90

Geneva Baker, 90, of Bethel, died Feb. 27. Baker is survived by her husband of 73 years Perry Baker, children Patricia Franklin, Eugene “Rick” (Kathy) Baker, Pastor Larry (Sheryle) Baker and Roger (Carol) Baker and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Kenneth Franklin and one grandchild. Visitation 10 a.m. until noon [ Read More ]

Renee Alsip, 42

Renee Lea Alsip, 42, of Amelia, formerly of Milford, died Feb. 24. She is survived by children Emma and Kayla, parents Mora (Alan) Brookes and Robert (Pawnee) Chinn, siblings Michael Chinn and Robin (Kirk) Brinker, nieces Courtney and Maggie and nephew Jake. Visitation 10 a.m. March 2 until services begin at noon at E.C. Nurre [ Read More ]

Brian Workman, 48

Brian Workman, 48, of New Richmond, died Feb. 22. Workman was very involved in his daughters’ sports as a soccer and softball coach and a score keeper in basketball. He is survived by wife Lisa (nee Stacy), children Brennan (Brad) Hatfield, Brooke, Bailey and Bergen, grandchildren Braden and Aubrey Hatfield, mother Ariene (Ben) Faith, brother [ Read More ]

Debrea Woolwine, 62

Debrea Jean Woolwine (nee Cox), 62, of Milford, died Feb. 16. She is survived by husband Eddie and siblings Martha Esposito and Bill, Wendell and Bernie Cox. Visitation 10 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia. Interment Graceland Memorial Gardens.

William Wilkins, 61

William J. “Bill” Wilkins, 61, died Feb. 15. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline (nee Harris), children William and Andrea, grandchild Hilda Villa-Wilkins, siblings Marian (Jerry) Bergman, Marthanne Wilkins and John (Teresa) Wilkins and many other family members. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Evans Funeral Home in Goshen. Services Feb. 19 at 10:30 [ Read More ]

Emil Roy Watrous, 72

Emil Roy Watrous, 72, of Felicity, died Feb. 20 at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. Watrous is survived by his wife Patty, children Stephen Watrous, Martin (Jessie) Watrous, Julie (Chris) Bryant and Matthew (Robin) Watrous, grandchildren Samaira Bennett, Jonathan Bryant, Aaron Bryant and Avery Watrous, great-grandson Matthew Bennett, brother Paul (Kathy) Watrous, sister Carrie [ Read More ]

Clifford Paff, 94

Clifford Mark Paff, 94, of Upper Deerfield Township, died Feb. 12. Paff was born on January 29, 1921 in St. Bernard, Ohio and served in the United States Navy from 1942 until he was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer First Class in 1946.  During his tour of service in Honolulu, he met his wife, [ Read More ]

Joan Matthews, 72

Joan H. Matthews, 72, of Batavia, died Feb. 17. She is survived by husband Richard, children Susan (Richard) Schock, Deborah (Scott) Bailey and Patricia (Jason) Kepner, grandchildren Megan, Brian, Cailin, Jessica, Christina and Kyle, siblings Ann Hartlaub and Barbara MacCarson. Matthews was preceded in death by sister Susan McFeat. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. March 14 [ Read More ]

Sherry Johnson, 67

Sherry L. Johnson, 67, of Amelia, died Feb. 14. She is survived by spouse Cecil Johnson, children Mark, Randy, Melissa and Kristin (Devin) Hillard, parents Charles Gollaway and Erma Herron, sister Donna (Charles) Head and many nieces and nephews. Johnson was preceded in death by brothers Jimmy Gollaway and Richard Gollaway. Visitation 9 a.m. Feb. [ Read More ]

Kimberly Hewitt, 50

Kimberly Hewitt, 50, of Goshen, died Feb. 22. Hewitt is survived by her daughter Nicole (Gary) Kinman, companion Greg Kinman, grandchildren Zachary, Olivia and Kylah Kinman, mother Lois Lawson and sister Tina (Rick) Gullett. She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Lawson. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Feb. 25 and services 2 p.m. Feb. 26 [ Read More ]


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