Obituaries for Feb 16

Raymond Scott Mefford

Mefford, Raymond S., 44 of Springfield died January 28, 2017. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Richard and Phyllis Mefford. Survivors include his parents Richard Mefford and Phyllis Schriffler; wife Leslie Mefford; brother Richard Mefford; sister Angela Auckerman and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services Saturday 2:00PM in the Lighthouse Church with Pastor Betty Massie officiating. RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME

Daniel P. Johnson

Daniel P. Johnson, 47, Daniel P. Johnson, South Charleston, passed away this week. Dan is fondly remembered for his love of the outdoors, music, and grilling. Like his father, Dan was a tender and kind soul. Educated at CTC and with an Associate’s Degree from Rets Technical Institute, Daniel was an electrician by trade. Daniel is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Susan, his Aunt Rachel, and his brother Matthew. He is survived by: his sons, Patrick and Evan; his siblings and their spouses – Wendy (Ted) DeLong, Dirk (Kenna), Bart (Kate), Merritt (Jessie); his Aunt Ginny; his nieces and nephews – Nicholas, Mitchell, Steven, Brett, Tayler, Rachel, Emma, Rylee, Aiden, Max, Eli, Zoie, and Campbell; and dear friends Eric (Missi) Bussey and Mike Rice. Arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, plant a tree or make a memorial contribution to Dayton Shop Student House of Prayer, 4114 Mapleview Drive, Beavercreek, OH 45432.

Lois Louise Daugherty

Lois Louise Daugherty, 88 of Springfield passed away Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Springfield Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Edwight, West Virginia on December 6, 1928, the daughter of King and Lillian Pettry. She retired from Cassano’s Pizza King. After her retirement she devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. Caring for her parents until they passed. Family was everything to Lois. She loved to attend any event that they were involved in. She loved to play cards, was an avid Ohio State Football and Cincinnati Reds fan. She was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. Her survivors include two sons; Charles Otto Daugherty Jr. and Terry Lee Daugherty; Daughter Shari (Mark) Williams – all of Springfield; 17 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; 3 great- great grandchildren; brother Billy (Betty) Pettry and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; son Tommy; daughter Rita and her husband Charles. She will be terribly missed by her family, but now she can rest. Visitation will be held Monday from 11-1 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF, & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Services will be held Monday, 1:00 PM. with John Long and Jim Baldwin officiating. Interment to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Roland E. Armstrong

ROLAND E. ARMSTRONG, 85, of Medway, Ohio went peacefully home to be with his Heavenly Father, Thursday, February 2, 2017. He was born November 3, 1931 in Peebles, Ohio the son of the late Frank & Mary (Blackburn) Armstrong. He studied Agriculture & Education at Wilmington College and received his Masters in Education from Morehead State University in Kentucky. After 32 years of teaching he retired from Wayne High School. This included several years as Principal of Summer School. He was a faithful member of the Medway United Methodist Church and served as the church treasurer for many years. Roland is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janice Armstrong; a son, Mark (Dora) Armstrong; a daughter, Kim Armstrong. Also surviving are two brothers, Glenn (Opal) Armstrong, Robert (Donna) Armstrong; two sisters, Elizabeth Hart, Donna Kay Dewey; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio with funeral services following at 7 PM in the funeral home. Private graveside services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity on behalf of Roland E. Armstrong.

Edward Young

Edward Young, 81, of Springfield passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 in Villa of Springfield. He was born January 4, 1936 in Ary, KY the son of the late Robert and Zola (Williams) Young, and served in the United States Marine Corps in Korea. He worked thirty-five years for Coca Cola, where he was loved and respected by his co-workers. Edward was a longtime member of Forest Valley Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent, and more recently belonged to First Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Estella F. (Morgan) Young, with whom he celebrated fifty-nine years of marriage on November 8, 2016; two daughters Pamela Sue (Roger) Picklesimer of Meridian, ID, and Renee’ L. Young of Springfield; a brother Dennis (Bessie) Young of Enon; a sister Beulah (Clayton) Fugate of Springfield; three grandsons Matthew (Michelle), Isaiah and Caleb Picklesimer; two great grandsons Bridges and Rivers Picklesimer; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 -11 AM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. The service to honor Edward’s life will be Saturday at 11:00 AM. in the Memorial Home with Pastor Mark Rucker officiating. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

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.

Thomas William Day

DAY, Thomas William 80, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Dayton VA Medical Center. He was born December 28, 1936 in Springfield, son of John Robert and Goldie (Wilson) Day, Sr. Mr. Day had worked at Lawson’s and Bob Evans, and he was a member of the VFW. Survivors include siblings, Barbara (Ray) Ferguson, Virginia Hines, and Harry Truman (Sandy) Day, and several nieces and nephews, including Linda L. Self and Connie Sagraves. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters and his parents. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7 at First Church of the Nazarene, 901 E. Home Rd., Springfield. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME.

Diana L. Donnelly

DONNELLY, Diana L. “Annie” 64, of Pitchin, passed away February 2, 2017 in the Ohio State University Hospital after an extended illness. Annie was born September 6, 1952 in Springfield, the daughter of Arthur Howard and Joan (Leach) Roach. She enjoyed traveling and especially spending time with her family. She was employed through the Clark County E. S. C. at Miamiview Elementary School in South Charleston and was a retired school bus driver for Southeastern Local Schools. Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 45 years; Mark A. Donnelly, one daughter and son in law; Amanda N. Donnelly and Charles Morgan II, Prattville, Alabama, one grand daughter; Finley Donnelly Morgan, one brother; Ronald (Denise) Roach, London, two sisters; Sharon (Tom) Howard, Springfield and Karen (Theodore) Clemans, London and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services will be held at 6:00PM Monday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with Annie’s cousin Janet Elwer officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held for one hour prior to the services. Immediately following the memorial services a celebration of Annie’s life will be held in the Pitchin firehouse. In honor of Annie, please wear bright clothes (no black). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Matha M. Killinger

KILLINGER, Matha M. Age 87, of Springfield, passed away January 30, 2017. She was born August 29, 1929 in Rowan County, Kentucky the daughter of Willie and Nola (Quesinberry) Conn. Mrs. Killinger enjoyed gardening and doing needle work. She had been employed at Brown Drug for many years and also worked with her husband George at C and R Motors. Survivors include cousins: Carole Bailey, Clayton Quesinberry, Dorothy Ulliman and Betty (Jack) Holms, and dear friends; David (Anna) Keeney, Violet Trumbo, Tammy Kushmal, Mack Evans and Billy and Jeannie Evans. She was preceded in death by her husband George Killinger and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon Saturday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Rick Clos officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Delores E. (Dody) Detoski

SPRINGFIELD-Delores E. (Dody) Detoski, 86, of Springfield, passed away January 30, 2017 in Forest Glen. She was born March 14, 1930 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of George C. and Laura (Lookabaugh) Smith. Mrs. Detoski attended the Christ Community Church in Portsmouth. She was a graduate of Clay High School and attended Portsmouth Interstate Business College. She was a member of the Goodyear Women’s Club, the Alpha Iota Sorority and had been a loyal volunteer at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield and at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. She was retried form S. O. M. C. in Portsmouth. Survivors include one sister and brother in law; Mary Anna and Fredric Tindall, Springfield, five nieces; Patricia (Maurice) Gill, Barbara Jo (Lonnie) Barclay, Carole (Jay) Scaggs, Kristi (Randy) Ison and Janie Jackson (Brian), many great and great great nieces and nephews and devoted friend; Bobby Hart. She was preceded in death by her husband; Robert H. Detoski in 1993, a son; Gregory Detoski in 1993, step son; Michael Detoski, sister; Ruth Jackson and her beloved black kitty; Jetta. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Jeff Smalley officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Dody’s family wishes to give special thanks to the staff members at Forest Glen, Hearth and Home and Kindred Hospice for all of their compassionate care.

Rebecca “Becky” S. Ford

REBECCA S. “BECKY” FORD, 78, of Springfield, passed away Sunday morning, February 5, 2017 at Grandview Hospital, Dayton following several months of failing health. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 2, 1939, the daughter of the late James Branson and Melva D. (Storer) Haynes. A successful businesswoman, Becky owned and operated three beauty salons and Becky’s Rebar Subcontractor. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Ford; three daughters, Terry (Larry) Harkins of Urbana, Sandy (Jimmy) Balmer of New Carlisle, and Donna (Gary) Hoberty of New Carlisle; two sons, William Howard and Rob (Melinda) Howard, both of Springfield; fifteen grandchildren, Larry (Jennifer) Harkins Jr., William (Karen) Harkins, Steven (Kathleen) Harkins, Jamie (Tina) Balmer, Jason (Krissy) Balmer, Janey (Jason) Walls, a very special granddaughter, Becky (Duane) Moore, Christy Cottrell, Amy (Joe) Backus, Will Howard, Kyle Howard, Taylor Howard, Sean Howard, Cole Howard, and Ashley Howard; step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Hailey; numerous great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are step-children, Shelley (TJ) Miggo and Travis Ford; two sisters, Leona Justice and Darlene Boggs; a brother, Harry Haynes; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Eileen Roberts, Janice Haynes and Ion Haynes and four brothers, Harold, Donald, Johnny and Louis Haynes. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Becky’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Hackworth officiating. Entombment will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum.

Arlene Louise (Braun) Cisler

ARLENE LOUISE (BRAUN) CISLER, 86, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 1, 2017. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio on September 21, 1930, the daughter of the late Earl W. and Freda (Saner) Braun.
Arlene was a graduate of Glastonbury Connecticut HS and received her Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from Marietta College. She taught general science at Shaffer Middle School, Ridgewood School and the Oesterlen Home. She was an active and devoted member of First Lutheran Church, Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, and Sigma Kappa Sorority, as well as Springfield Civic Theater, Community Hospital Volunteers and The Spryliters. She is survived by two sons, Richard E. (Betty) Cisler and Larry R. (Sally) Cisler, both of Springfield; a sister, Jean Lankford of Boca Raton, Florida; four grandchildren, Richard Thomas (Laura and daughter Cora Stratton) Cisler, Juan Ricardo “Rick” Cisler, Robert Mason (Katie) Cisler, and Laurel Michelle Cisler; and great grandchildren, Ellie Scott Cisler and and Evan Thomas Cisler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard T. Cisler in 2000. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Animal Welfare League of Clark County or First Lutheran Church (Springfield).