Obituaries Archive

William Hodges, 67

William “Max” Hodges, 67, of Pierce Township, died April 8. He was a proud Army man and Vietnam War veteran. He was also an electrical contractor for the Robert Lindner family and UDF. Hodges is survived by his wife Barbara Hodges, daughter Samantha (Eli) Stone, grandchildren Nathan and Hailey Stone, siblings Maxine, Phyllis, and Butch [ Read More ]

John Junior Layer, 76

John Junior Layer, 76, of Sardinia, died April 11 at Silverton Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation. Layer was a retired meat cutter for Kahn’s, a member of Mt. Orab First Baptist Church and a United States Korean War Airforce Veteran. He is survived by his children Cheryl Cooney, Vikki Raines and David Layer, sister Eve Shafer, [ Read More ]

Norma Hammonds, 52

Norma Hammonds, 52, of Owensville, died April 9 in Batavia. Hammonds worked at McDonalds in Batavia for more than 25 years. She was a member of the D.A.R., and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Daryl, mother Marshalynn Moore, siblings Janice Moore and Shellie (George) Seip, brothers Mark (Stephanie), Frank (Barbara) [ Read More ]

Inez Sebastian, 89

Inez Sebastian, 89, of Milford, died April 12 in Batavia Township. Sebastian was a bus driver for Milford schools. She is survived by her husband Herbert Sebastian, children Raymond Sebastian and Linda Sipe, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and siblings Mitt Rupe and Charles Taylor. Services 2 p.m. April 16 at Evans Funeral Home in Milford. [ Read More ]

Harold Engle

Harold W. Engle, of Amelia, has died. Engle is survived by his children Pamela Sue Engle, Dawn Marie Engle and Michael Joseph Engle, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and brother Barbara Franko. He was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Lockhardt. Visitation 2 p.m. until memorial gathering at 3 p.m. April 16.

Hobert Howard, 81

Hobert Howard, 81, of Amelia, died April 8. Howard is survived by his wife of 58 years Betty, children Teresa (J.R.) Geraci and Sam Howard, grandchildren Samantha (Ryan) Mast, Amy (Mike) Fulton, Jennifer (Daniel) Bailey, Cara (Jake) Erickson and Ryan, Eric and Hali Geraci, great-grandchildren Lauren and Audrey Mast and Maddox Fulton and loved by [ Read More ]

James Shehane, 83

James Shehane, 83, of Union Township, died March 25. Shehane is survived by his children Douglas (Marilyn) Shehane and Laurie (Roger) Ammerman, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, sister Sandra Shehane and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Faye Shehane and siblings Eleanor, Naomi, Meredith and Charles. Visitation 5:50-8 p.m. [ Read More ]

William Shine, 65

William Michael Shine, 65, of Union Township, died March 25. Shine is survived by his wife Shirley Shine, children Tracy (Gary) Kumpf, Michelle (Doug) Koop and Nicole (Scott) Dozois, grandchildren Nick, Kaeli, Connor, Evan, Trent, Kelsie, Allie, Brady, Karlee and Troy, father William Shine, five siblings and numerous other family members and friends. He was [ Read More ]

Martha Jean Crawford, 61

Martha Jean Crawford, 61, of Bethel, died March 27. Crawford is survived by her mother Frances Crawford, siblings Elaine (Bob) Rector and Don (Trish) Crawford, nieces and nephews Tim (Kelli) Rector, Matt (Kasie) Rector and Donnie (Jessica) Crawford, great nieces and nephews Mason Rector, Hollie Boyd, Carter Cook and Paul Morgan. She was preceded in [ Read More ]

Thomas Apgar, 68

Thomas Apgar, 68, of Jackson Township, died March 25 in Batavia. Apgar was the owner of Apgar Concrete Construction. He is survived by his wife Millie, children Patricia Barger and Donna Penker, step-children David Tolbert, Shannon Tolbert and Heather Ray, eight grandchildren, one great-grandson and 12 brothers and sisters. Services 11 a.m. March 28 at [ Read More ]


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