Obituaries Archive

Julian Franklin, 66

Julian “Duke” Franklin, 66, of Felicity, died June 1. He was the pastor of the New Life Church of God in Hamersville. Franklin is survived by wife Lois Franklin nee Brooks, children Jeffery, Robert, Adam, Amy and Ruby–Marie, seven grandchildren, siblings Willie Franklin, Peggy Lawson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death [ Read More ]

Willa Hammock, 61

Willa C. Hammock (nee Wilson), 61, of Loveland, died May 30. Hammock is survived by children Carrie McAdams and Will Strader, step-children Karen and Ardee Strader, grandchildren Erik Mezzatesta, Jackson Gavin and Serenity Annette Dean, siblings Carol Morris, Pati Watkins and Glenn Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings [ Read More ]

Leo Hulefeld, 88

Leo Hulefeld, 88, of Amelia, died May 23. He is survived by wife Anita Hulefeld, daughter Leane Davis and sibling Matilda Kuhlmann. He was preceded in death by siblings George Hulefeld and Maria Wackerman. Visitation and funeral service were May 28 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia.

Lawrence Hunley, 33

Lawrence Hunly, 33, of Goshen, died May 24. He is survived by parents Frances Fay Messer Hunley and Jeffrey Allen Hunley, siblings Jacob (Rebecca) Hunley and Maxwell Hunley, niece and nephew Leah and Ty, grandparents Jerry and Shirley Reeves and aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents Nina [ Read More ]

Lee Knause, 73

Lee Knause, 73, of Union Township, died May 30. He is survived by children Kimberly (Jeff) Sears and Michelle (Mike) Williamson, grandchildren Khloe Sears, Michael Williamson and Mitchell Williamson, siblings Eugene Knause, Shirley Long and Vera Fulton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife Diana Knause (nee Dietrich), parents Archer [ Read More ]

Mary Ann Lucas, 81

Mary Ann Lucas, 81, of Bethel, died May 28. She worked in administration for Brown County Rural Water Association and was a member of the Carey-Bavis American Legion Post #180 Auxiliary in Georgetown. Lucas was born January 16, 1934 in Brown County, the daughter of the late Leon and Paula Pitzer. Lucas is survived by [ Read More ]

Hazel Morton, 89

Hazel Morton, 89, of Bethel, died May 28. She is survived by husband Beryl Morton, children Donna Wilson, Jackie Hively, Rhonda Davidson and Debbie (Tim) Reardon and numerous siblings, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is preceded in death by first husband Osburn Wilson, daughter Sandra Wilson, parents Rhonda and Carter Barger and [ Read More ]

Barbara Ritchie, 65

Barbara Ann Ritchie, 65, of Loveland, died May 29. She was survived by husband Earl “Randy” Ritchie, children Stephen (Tammy) and Keith (Ashley), grandchildren Sadie, Sierra and Sol and siblings Cathy Vearil and James Hertzler Sr. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 1 at Evans Funeral Home in Goshen. Services were 11 a.m. June 2 at [ Read More ]

Anthony Roma, 90

Anthony “Tony” Roma, 90, of Union Township, died May 29. He is survived by wife Jackie Roma, children Mike (Debbie) Roma, Linda (Tom) Fucito, Cheryl Klug and Angie (Keith) Stevlingson, sister Patricia Roma and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Dennis (Joanie) Roma and brother Bernard Roma. Visitation and Mass [ Read More ]

Lois Smith, 86

Lois Smith, 86, of Batavia, died May 27. She is survived by children Dale (Debbie) Smith and Mike Ray, grandchildren Dee Dee Hauptmann, Lisa (Mark) Hildebrandt, Heather (Robert) Barnes, Tiffany (Scott) French, Stephen Smith, Teresa (Alex) Crowthers and Matt Smith, siblings Stanley Kuntz Jr. and Beryl Hillard, soulmate Joe Ray and numerous great-grandchildren. She was [ Read More ]

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