PATRICIA ANNETTE (BROWN) BURNETT
BURNETT (Brown), Patricia Annette 71, of Springfield, passed away March 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Donnelsville Cemetery.
GANO, Robert Arthur 89, of Englewood, formerly of Springfield, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Cypress Pointe Health Campus. He was born March 17, 1927 in Springfield, the son of Kenneth and Gladys Marie (Carper) Gano. Robert was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on board the U.S.S. Dixie. He had retired from Ohio Edison. He enjoyed camping and playing the drums. He is survived by daughter, Deborah A. (Doug) Walters of Brookville; sons, Robert W. (Valerie) Gano of Springfield and Christopher P. (Penny) Gano of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Scott Walters of Brookville, Melissa (Phillip) Carter of W. Milton, Jonathan (Christina) Gano of Columbus, Britini Gano, and Brandi (Terrence) Kinchen, all of Bellefontaine; several great-grandchildren; and special niece and nephew, Marla and Mark Glaser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary F. Gano on April 13, 2005; sister, Marjorie Brumfield; and his parents. At the request of the family, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley, 46 N. Detroit St., Suite B, Xenia, OH 45385. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME.
ARMS, Nellis 87, of Springfield, passed away March 10, 2017 in Good Shepherd Village. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, March 15, at Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana. Burial will follow. Arrangements are being handed by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME.
GILVIN, Codie Dean 25, of Springfield, passed away March 9, 2017. He was born May 28, 1991 in Dayton, the son of Kimberly (Black) (Gilvin) Hajnik and Timothy Gilvin. Codie enjoyed fishing, working on cars and gymnastics. He had been employed at Dole, Inc. Survivors include his beloved mother; Kimberly (Jim) Hajnik, his father; Timothy Gilvin, two daughters including; Alasia Gilvin, siblings; Brittany Gilvin, Dillon (Cheyenne) Gilvin and Jeryl Howard, niece; Gracie Barney, grandparents; Wilma and Morris Lavender and Roger Black, uncle; Roger Black, aunt; Angie Black, several special cousins and many other loving family and friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2:00PM until 4:00PM Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Memorial services will be held at 4:00PM with Pastor Rick Clos officiating.
Betty June Collins
Betty “Mame” June Collins, 86 of Springfield passed away March 11, 2017 in Forest Glen Health Campus. She was born in Knott County, KY on August 9, 1930, the daughter of Theodore and Jane (Patrick) Perkins. Betty was a member of the Beatty Free Will Baptist Church. Her greatest enjoyment was taking care of her family. In her spare time she loved going shopping. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lawrence Collins, Sr.; and sons Lawrence Collins, Jr, and Dewey L Collins. Left to cherish her memory are her children Teresa A. Collins and Jeffery L. Collins; siblings Roy Perkins, Girlie Dean Combs and Linnie Margaret Hickman; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services to honor Betty will be Thursday at 2:00 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME with Pastor Steve Wallace officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Entombment to follow in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com
William Preston “Billy” Pettry
William Preston “Billy” Pettry, 91 of Springfield went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 10, 2017 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones. He was born August 25, 1925 in Edwight, West Virginia to King Dewey and Lillian Ray (Daniels) Pettry. Billy was a member of the Miami Valley United Baptist Church. He served his country during World War II in the US Army as a drill sergeant. Billy worked as a coal miner in Kentucky for 17 years. He was a 60 year member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge # 885. He moved to Springfield in 1965, were he worked for Robbins & Myers until he retired. Billy coached Babe Ruth baseball for many years. Billy was a huge Kentucky Wildcats fan, loved to play ping pong and golf, but most especially going to church. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother King Pettry, Jr.; two sisters Marie Van Hoose and Lois Daugherty (Charles); and only son William Michael “Bill Mike”. Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Betty Emileen (Webb) Pettry; sister-in-law Joyce (Webb) Music (Ray) and Sherry (Webb) Wetzel (Freddy); a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many, many, many friends. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 PM. in the Miami Valley United Baptist Church 660 W. Hyde Road Yellow Springs. The family is being served by the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Services will be Thursday at 11:00 AM. in the Jones Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, KY. with visitation from 9 – 11 AM. The day he passed away he asked for a pen and paper to scribble his last note to Betty. “Whether I go or stay I’m a winner either way! Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.
Rodger D. Redmon
Rodger D. Redmon, 49, of New Carlisle, passed away Sunday evening March 5, 2017, while under the wonderful care of Hospice during his battle with cancer. Rodger is survived by his loving mother Dorothy H. Redmon of New Carlisle; his father Ralph L. Redmon of Anniston, AL; cherished daughter Ambyr; his brothers and sisters who loved him very much, Margie (Joe) Barney of Fairborn, Ralph D. Redmon of Riverside, Thomas (Connie) Redmon of Washington Township and Carla J. (Johnny) Smith of Fairborn; ten nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Rodger went home to be with the Lord feeling loved by all his family and friends. A funeral service for Rodger will be Saturday at 11:00 AM in the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALERY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, with visitation beginning one hour prior to the start of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.
Marjorie Mae Potts
Marjorie Mae Potts, 98, of New Carlisle went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March7, 2017. She was born March 21, 1918 in Clay City, KY, the daughter of the late Ernest and Anna (Baber) Highley. Marjorie retired from Dayview Nursing Home at age 72 and in retirement loved spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her sons Donald and Rudy Potts; daughters Tootsie Wilson and Chawn Downing; brothers Robert and John Highley; and sisters Virgie Henderson and Gertrude Potts. Marjorie is survived by her son Glenn (Sherri) Potts; daughters Jenny Falls and Anna Kendrick; sisters Jessie Daulton, Faye Griffith and Beatrice Burger; 21 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service to honor Marjorie will be Monday at 12:00 PM in the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.