Obituaries for Feb 10

Francis Floyd Lair

Francis Floyd Lair, 95, of New Carlisle, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born February 10, 1922 in Clermont County, OH, the son of the late Daniel J. and Fannie Catherine (Shively) Lair. Francis was a farmer, a woodworker and a member of Maple Grove Old German Baptist Brethren Church. He is preceded in death by his wife Glenna Mae Lair; and sisters Erma Lair, Esther Lair and Florence Denlinger. Francis is survived by his son Keith Lair; daughter Mary Ellen (Philip) Gish; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 4-8 PM in Maple Grove Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 7524 Agenbroad Rd., New Carlisle, OH, 45344. Funeral service will be Thursday February 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County. Arrangements have been entrusted to the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Barbara L. Patrick

BARBARA L. PATRICK, 81, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away February 11, 2017. She was born Octobrer 15, 1935 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Arthur & Maxie (Hale) Tackett. She retired from DayView Care Center, New Carlisle. She is survived by four daughters, Vicky Frock, Cheryl Patrick, Susan Lambert & Niki (Darell) Crumrine; a son, Scott Patrick; fourteen grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron (Erma) Tackett; a sister, Helen Welch; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Patrick; a brother, Bobby Tackett. Visitation will be 12 noon to 1 PM Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio with funeral service at 1 PM funeral home. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery.

Donald G. Ream

Donald G. Ream, 88, of Springfield passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Ohio Masonic Home after a brief serious illness. He was born May 9, 1928 in Springfield the son of Donald George and Dorothy A. (Klee) Ream. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1946 and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Don retired from the Springfield News-Sun as a pressman and had served as Secretary of the Pressman’s Union. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council; also a member of Anthony Lodge #455 F. & A.M., and a Life member of the DAV. Don was recognized as a dedicated volunteer of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, participated in Honor Flight (which was very meaningful to him) and was an avid supporter of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Summer Arts Festival. He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Nancy J. (Meiling) Ream; three daughters and two sons-in-law Kristine Kolbinskie of Jacksonville, Fl, Kimberly and Ed Williamson, and Kari and David Demmien, all of Springfield; four grandchildren Mitchel (Jaylene) Williamson of Canyon, TX, Destiney (Joe Hillard) Demmien of South Charleston, Russel (Emily) Williamson of Clintonville, OH and Jennifer (Clint) Jones of Marina Del Ray, CA; seven great grandchildren Joshua, Rebekah and Ezra of Canyon, TX, Jayden, Lydia Faith and Brylee of South Charleston, and Annie Christine of Clintonville, OH. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM. in Trinity Lutheran Church with his grandson Rev. Mitchel Williamson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s name to Friends of the Air Force Museum/ Air Force Museum Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1903, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Ronnie Lee Hall

RONNIE LEE HALL, 68, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born June 23, 1948 in Porthsmouth, Ohio the son of the late Lee & Cassie (Bentley) Hall. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Harrison Radiator, General Motors, Dayton. He is survived by his children, Adam (Kim) Hall, Frances (Brandon) Stinson, Philip (Brianne) Hall; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Hall; brothers and sisters. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.

George W. Bauser, Jr.

Bauser, Jr., George W., 73 of Springfield passed away February 10, 2017 in Villa Springfield. He was born in Enon, Ohio on January 29, 1944, the son of George W. and Catherine Bauser, Sr. George retired as a self-employed truck driver. In his spare time he enjoyed wood carving and refinishing furniture. He was also known for his artistic talent. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his siblings Loretta Stambaugh, Doug Bauser and Kathy Heeg; four nephews Brandon, Brian, Eric and Justin; and good friend Jim Davis. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10:00AM in the Enon Cemetery. RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME has been entrusted with the final arrangements.

Margaret R. “Maggie” Sheets

MARGARET R. “MAGGIE” SHEETS, 95, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Springfield Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born March 1, 1921 to George & Susan (Barnhart) Maxson. Maggie was a graduate of Olive Branch High School where she met her husband, Harry “P-Nut” Sheets. They were married in 1942 and would have celebrated their 75th anniversary in June. In addition to her husband, she leaves behind to love her forever, two children; a son, Ronald & Bonnie Sheets of Kalispell, Montana and a daughter, Connie Mumma of St. Paris; three grandchildren, David & Kathie Mumma of St. Paris, Michael Mumma of West Hollywood, California, and Douglas & Cheryl Mumma of Colbert, Georgia; and several nieces, nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Cox, a brother, Richard Maxson, and son-in-law, Warren Mumma. At Maggie’s request there will be no services. Arrangements by the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Terry O. Tate, Sr.

Terry O. Tate, Sr., 65, of Springfield passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. He was born July 12, 1951 in Welch, WV the son of David W. Tate II and Helen (Williams) Tate. Terry had worked for Navistar-International and was retired from Hy Teck in Columbus, OH. He is survived by two sons Terry O. Tate, Jr. of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Robert R. (Kimberly) Tate of Springfield; a sister Pamela (Junior) Montgomery of Lucasville, OH; four grandchildren Nichole Wyant, Mackenzie Sanderson, Preston and Noah Tate. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers David W. Tate III and Ronny Tate. Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Danielle E. Napier

Danielle E. Napier, 28, of Springfield passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. She was born December 13, 1988 in Toledo, OH the daughter of Willa Napier and Michael Hernandez. She had been employed by Lowe’s. Danielle is survived by her mother, Willa (her companion Curt Riggle) of Milford Center; father, Michael, of Toledo; her son Jaedyn Jackson of Springfield; sister Sharise Riggle; nephews Xavier and Xalyn Jackson, and Xander Riggle; aunt Stephanie (Frank) Matthews of West Lafayette, IN; uncles Joseph Napier of Louisville, KY and Paul Demecs of Springfield. A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 4:00 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Visitation will be Friday from 3 – 4 PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Georgina Sibole (Knisley)

Georgina Sibole, 74, of Springfield passed away in her home on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following several months illness. She was born June 1, 1942 in Xenia the daughter of Homer and Helen (Graham) Knisley. Georgina was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was a member of Victory Faith Center. She is survived by her husband of twenty years Roy Earl Sibole; eleven children; 6 daughter-in-law’s; 2 son-in-law’s 56 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren a sister Toby Calthorn; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her first husband of thirty-six years, Donald Suttles; three sisters; two grandchildren George McKinster II and Taylor Blankenship. Visitation will be Monday from 5 – 8 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. The service to honor Georgina’s life will be Tuesday at 2:00 PM. in the Memorial Home with Rev. Pauline Hamblin officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Margaret Alice Hughes

Hughes, Margaret Alice, 100, resident of the Randall Residence, Tipp City, Ohio, passed away peacefully on February 8th, 2017, at Hospice of Miami County, at Upper Valley Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Alice resided for most of her life in Bethel Township, Miami County Ohio. She had lived with her daughter, Kathyleen, in Michigan for five years, prior to moving back to Tipp City, Ohio, in 2016. Alice was born on December 30, 1916, in Springfield, Ohio, the second child of Clifford Oran and Emma (Schwartz) Shaneyfelt. Her mother, Emma, died in 1923 when Alice was six years old. Alice and her sister Charlotte were raised by their grandparents Charles and Cora (Harris) Shaneyfelt while their father, Clifford, worked in Dayton. Alice graduated, in 1934, from Bethel High School, Miami County, Ohio. She married Percy Palmer Hughes, and together they raised three children, Christine, Ronald, and Kathyleen. Alice and Percy were instrumental in starting the Bethel Township Fire Department and Auxiliary. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to travel, play Euchre, and at the age of 75 took up playing golf, but later gave it up for health reasons. Alice began working for the New Carlisle-Bethel School (Tecumseh) Board of Education in Clark County, Ohio in 1956. She retired after 25 years of service as the Secretary Treasurer. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Percy, her parents, her sister, daughter Christine Argea, and granddaughter Gina Escovedo. Alice is survived by her son Ronald (Joanne) Hughes of Tipp City, Ohio, daughter Kathyleen (James) Madden of Burlington, Michigan. Surviving grandchildren are: Terry (Larry) Kinder of Ellenton, FL, Craig (Carol) Booher of Corinth, MS, Kirk (Janet) Hughes of Ft. Wayne, IN, Brent (Marla) Hughes of Tipp City, OH, Richard (Adin) Madden of Brighton, MI, Michael (Timothy) Madden of Burlington, MI, Thomas (Susanne) Madden of Phoenix, AZ, numerous great and great-great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Randall Residence and Hospice of Miami County at UVMC, for their kind and gentle care for Alice. A celebration of Alice’s life will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Noon in TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 507 W. Jefferson Street, New Carlisle, Ohio, with family friend, Rev. Shirleyanne Zobian, officiating. Family and friends will be greeted beginning at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in New Carlisle Cemetery.

Shirley Marie Riley (Diamond)

Shirley Marie Riley, 57, of Medway, passed away February 4, 2017. She was born September 18, 1959 in Ashland, KY, the daughter of Charlie and Donna Jean (Hughes) Diamond. Shirley is preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father; daughter Jennifer Wiscons; son James F. Riley; sisters Iona Carol Strayer and Charlene Ward; brother Charlie Diamond, Jr.; step-mother Barbara Diamond; and grandchildren Gavin, Kaitlynn & Luca. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday from 3:30-5:00 PM in Maiden Lane Church of God, Springfield, with a memorial service beginning at 5:00 PM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Darrell L. “Bo” Howell

HOWELL, Darrell L. “Bo” Passed away in his home on February 11, 2017 in Springfield, OH at the age of 58 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 11, 1958 in Staunton, VA to Melvin and Juanita “Ruby” (Shifflett) Howell. He was a 1976 graduate of Fort Defiance High School. Bo loved his profession as an air traffic controller and served in the United States Air Force until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement, he continued to work in the job that he loved for the Department of Defense. During his military and DOD careers, he served in Panama, Bosnia, and numerous bases throughout the United States. He was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed the Thursday night league at Rocky Lakes Golf Course. Bo was a dedicated fan of the University of Virginia sport’s programs and was rarely seen without a UVA logo on his hat or shirt, or a piece of candy in his pocket. He was loved and will be missed by surviving partner, Amy Bierfeldt; daughter, Victoria “Torri” Howell; mother, Juanita “Ruby” (Shifflett) Howell; sisters, Sandra (Robert) Puffenberger and Deborah (Denis) Umidi; nieces, Stephanie Furr, Christie Flesher (Katrina Weiland), Randi (Derek) Almond; several aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces, and a great-nephew. He is predeceased by his role-model and father, Melvin. Bo lived his life performing random acts of kindness and encouraged others to pay it forward. At Bo’s request, a private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Crossroads , 8069 Washington Village Dr., Dayton, Ohio 45458. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME.