Robert E. Norton, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2009. Funeral services were held Feb. 10, at E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, in Amelia. Interment at Graceland Memorial Gardens.
Michael John Sabota, 88, of Stonelick Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Stonelick Township. Mr. Sabota retired from the United States Navy after serving during World War II, the Korean War and in Vietnam.
James Robert “Jim Bob” Grooms Sr., 62, of Tiffin Township, in Adams County, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at his residence. A memorial service was held Feb. 9, at Kinfolk’s Landing Park, in Ellison Square, in Manchester.
The Reverend Joseph Peter Andres, 87 of Milford, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Mariemont. He was a retired priest. Funeral services were held Feb. 6, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Montgomery.
Eleanore Maxwell Dial, 79, of Batavia, died Jan. 18, 2009. Mrs. Dial had been a professor of Spanish at Iowa State University before her retirement. A memorial service is planned 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Faith United Methodist Church, 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia.
Thelma Lenora Barat, 97, of Milford, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in Milford. Mrs. Barat had been self-employed as a baby sitter. Private graveside services were held at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Virginia Shoupe, 62, of Milford, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Milford. She was an independent representative for Bigg’s Grocery Store.
William H. Goodman, 90, of Amelia, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Amelia. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 at Evans Funeral Home. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Milford.
Frances J. Cook, 78, of Winchester, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Christ Hospital, in Cincinnati. Private services were held at the convenience of the family.
Raymond M. Tonnis, 84, formerly of Milford, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 13, at St. Andrew Church, in Milford. Interment at Vera Cruz Cemetery, in Brown County.