Obituaries Archive

Mary McAninch, 77

Mary F. “Penny” McAninch, 77, of Wayne Township, died July 9. She is survived by children Mona Bennett, Tina (Jim) Gardner and Rod (Karla) McAninch, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and siblings Roddie, Naomi, Ann, Becky, David and Don. McAninch was preceded in death by husband Roger McAninch and parents Roddie and Grace Rowell. [ Read More ]

Mary Jo Ritchey, 74

Mary Jo Ritchey, 74, of Bethel, died July 1. She is survived by husband Dennis Ritchey, children Janet (Joe) Weber, Sharon (John) Valentine, Gary Wagoner and Dennis DeHart and sister Donna Lewis. Ritchey was preceded in death by son Roger Wagoner. Graveside service was July 2 at Tate Township Cemetery in Bethel.

Kevin Thery, 35

Kevin Hubert Thery, 35, of Fayetteville, died July 9. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and drawing. Thery is survived by parents Michael and Jean (nee Smith), daughter Hannah, siblings Matthew, Michael, Jacob, Robert and Regina, grandmother Georgia Smith and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was July 13 at Megie Funeral Home in Mt. Orab. Services [ Read More ]

Pauline Vance, 79

Pauline Agnes “Mimi” Vance, 79, of Batavia, died July 7. She is survived by children Ty Black and Trina (Jason) Fraley, grandchildren Jason, Krissy, Amy, April, Michael, Madeline and Ellie great-grandchildren Emily, Quinn, Harrison, Deklan, Liam, Haley, Ariana, Timmy, Destiny and Makenna and sisters Helen Smith – Kirby and Ruth Smith. Vance was preceded in [ Read More ]

Shirley Vice, 65

Shirley M. Vice, 65, of Georgetown, formerly of Bethel, died July 6. She is survived by children Lisa Barger and Bill Vice, step-children Linda Stuphin and Bob Vice, siblings Harvey and James Lovitt, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Vice was preceded in death by husband Ray Vice and step-daughter Donna Stroup. Visitation 10:30 [ Read More ]

Kathryn Wagner, 66

Kathryn Pohl Wagner, 66, died July 12. She graduated from Summit Country Day School, Mt. St. Joseph University and Xavier University with her masters in education. Wagner taught for 17 years at McAuley High School and was a Symmes Township Trustee for 12 years. She was a member of the Junior League and Women’s Club [ Read More ]

Clarence Zornes, 88

Clarence Edward Zornes, 88, of Milford, died July 6. He is survived by wife Betty (nee Thatcher), children Daryl (Wilma), Keith (Kelly Hoefler) and Todd, grandchildren Carla, Caryl, Jennifer, Tiffany, Bryan, Steven and Jacob and great-grandchildren Haylee, Madison, Conner, Adam, Daniel, Riley, Chance and Madelynn. Visitation was July 10 and services were July 11 at [ Read More ]

Charles Smith, 49

Charles John Smith, 49, of Amelia, died July 5. He is survived by wife Brenda Smith (nee Gibbs), children Jerry Boring, Jesse Campbell and Brandon Campbell, siblings Donald Smith, Kenneth (Mary) Smith, Linda (James) McIntyre, Jeffery (Maria) Smith, Richard (Sharon) Smith and Michael (Virginia) Smith, special niece Pamela Staud and numerous nieces and nephews. He [ Read More ]

Ruth Slusher, 85

Ruth Helen Slusher (nee Busemeyer), 85, of Milford, died July 1. She is survived by children Steve, Dave (Jackie) Joe (Joyce), Justin (Kathy), Jennifer (Randy) and Jay (Julie), siblings Mary (Tom) Lucas and Tom (Betty) Busemeyer and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents Frank and Mary Veronica (nee Schueler), husband [ Read More ]

Gerald Schmidt, 76

Gerald “Jerry” Schmidt, 76, of Monroe Township, died June 27. He is survived by wife Betty Schmidt (nee Smith), children Tammi Schultz, Stacy (Rodney) Wells, Michael (Michelle) Schmidt and Jody (Vicki) Schmidt and numerous grandchildren. Visitation and services were July 2 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia. Interment at Monroe Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorials to [ Read More ]

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