Obituaries

Milton Gibson, 54, of New Carlisle, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was born November 28, 1962 in Chillicothe, OH, the son of the late Robert E. and Alice E. Gibson.

Milton enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents; significant other Karen Martin; and numerous siblings. Milt is survived by his son Brian Gibson; step-daughter Wendy Martin; brothers Dwight, Chester and Winfred Gibson; sisters Rvena Perkins, Liz Potts and Erma Hill; grandchildren Kayron Martin, Skylar and Jack Gibson; numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday from 9:30-10:30 AM in Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home, with a funeral service beginning at 10:30 AM. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.

Davis, Debra “Debby” Age 60 of Union, OH (formally of Vandalia) passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at The Hospice of Dayton after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born on November 2, 1956 in Dayton, OH to the late Ishmael and Patsy Lee Jones. Debby is a 1974 graduate of Tecumseh High School.

She worked for 17 years at PriMed of Vandalia where she truly cherished the patients and loved her coworkers dearly. Debby’s favorite past times were boating on Lake Cumberland and spending time in Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents and beloved dog, Phoebe.  She is survived by her loving husband, Doug Davis; daughters Denise Sluterbeck (Brian Papa)  of New York City, and Dayna Sluterbeck of Dayton; brother John (Regina) Jones of New Carlisle, nephews Michael and Matthew, niece Julia, and several other loving relatives and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 17 from 5:00-8:00pm at TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME (507 West Jefferson Street, New Carlisle, OH). Funeral service will be held Thursday May 18 at 11:00am at Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. In memory of Debby, contributions may be made to The Hospice of Dayton or Susan G. Komen Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.

Deborah M. Mossbarger, 65, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born May 8, 1952 in Springfield, the daughter of the late Charles T. and Kathy Banzhof.

Debbie retired as a nurses aide from the Ohio Masonic Home. She is preceded in death by her sister Joy Huff. Debbie is survived by her husband Paul; daughters Krystal Mossbarger and Paula Vance; brothers Bob Ayers and Eddie Cornelison; sisters Jacki LaPois and Diane Combs; and grandson Darias Rinehart.

Debbie’s request was that no services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.

Dennis C. Frisch, 73, of New Carlisle, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Forest Glen Health Campus. He was born December 18, 1943, in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Wilson W. and Alma (Mathias) Frisch.

Dennis retired from International Harvester/Navistar and enjoyed golfing in his retirement. He is preceded in death by his brother Tom Frisch and sister-in-law Brenda Frisch. Dennis is survived by his sons Nicholas and Christopher Frisch; brothers Dave (Judy) Frisch, Mark Frisch and John (Brenda) Frisch; grandchildren Abigail, Cameron and Nadia; and numerous nieces and nephew.

At Dennis’ request burial of ashes and services will be at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.

Mary L. Kibby, 68, of Springfield passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born December 14, 1948 in Springfield the daughter of Thomas H. and Jula Eileen (Pollock) Elliott.

Mary was a 1968 graduate of Northeastern High School and had been employed at the Market At The Ridge (formerly Howard’s IGA) for the past twenty-eight years. She was a life member of VFW Post 1031 Auxiliary, member of the Elks, enjoyed doing yardwork and trips to the casino, and loved spending time with her grandkids. Mary is survived by her husband of thirty-six years, Jack A. Kibby; three children Amy (Martin) Mitchell and Jack J. (Karen) Kibby of Springfield, and Jamie (Stephan) Ulbrich of Dayton; brothers Ed and Allen Elliott of Springfield; sister Doris (Leon) Spradlin of Springfield; five grandchildren Brooke and Megan Kibby, Emily Moore, Ardyn and Lily Mitchell; her mother-in-law Phila Kibby of Winterhaven, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Patricia Jenkins.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. The service to honor Mary’s life will be Friday at 10:00 AM. in the Memorial Home with Rev. Scott Griswold officiating. Burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.

Darlene Bush, 81, of Park Layne, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Oakwood Village.

She was born November 25, 1935 in Greenup, KY, the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Nichols) Melvin. Darlene is preceded in death by her husband Harlen Bush. She is survived by her sons Danny (Lisa) Bush, Terry (Sally) Bush, Donnie (Kathy) Bush and Jeff Bush; granddaughters Lily and Madison; and grandsons Kelly, Tanner, Josh and Kyle.

No Services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.

Virginia E. Denman;  Born June 17, 1936 in Saranac Lake, NY went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2017.

Virginia was proceeded in death by her parents George J. Bean and Wanda G. Beane and her husband, Robert H. Denman Sr. Virginia was the mother of George J. (Katrina) Denman of Lebanon, OH, Robert H. (Jody) Denman Jr. of Bessemer, N.C., Barbara (Edgar) Griffith of Troy, OH, Mary-Anne Mowery of West Milton, OH, Cathleen (James) Rogers of Springfield, OH and Anna (Rick) Brownlee of Tipp City, OH. Virginia had 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.   Her passion included family, deep faith, gardening and caring for her beloved Champ.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at 1 PM Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Church of Christ, 6460 S. County Rd, 25A, Tipp City. Private family services will be held at the National Cemetery at the Dayton V.A.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Cure Starts Now or the Hospice of Miami Valley.  Family was served by TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio.

Sandra M. Shank  It is with great sadness that the family of Sandra M. Shank announces her passing, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the age of 54. Sandy was born in Springfield Ohio; she spent some years after high school in both Arizona and Georgia.

She loved animals, especially her dog Megan. Later in life, Sandy spent some time volunteering at SICSA Pet Adoption Center. Sandy will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Larry and Barbara; brother Jeff Shank and Becky; sisters Julie (Tim) Pruitt, and Cyndi (Drew) Holland. She is survived by nieces and nephews Zach, Katie, Sam, Molly, Jessi, Corinn, Rachel, Josh and great niece Kaelin. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Chapel, 8200 W. National Rd. New Carlisle, OH with Rev. Andrew Wright officiating. The family is being served by RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers you may make memorial donations in memory of Sandy to the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren, or to the SICSA Pet Adoption Center, 2600 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45419. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.

CONKLIN, Wilma Jean. 89, of Cedarville, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2017 in Xenia, Ohio.

She was born on January 8, 1928, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of the late Hescal and Sara (Clark) Cutlip. Wilma married Robert E. Conklin on January 15, 1948 in Portsmouth and he preceded her in death in 2014. Along with her husband, she is preceded by two sisters, Betty (Claude) Fannin and Clarice (Jess) Ramey. Wilma is survived by her children, Jeff and Judy Conklin and Emily and Ken Kaufman;grandchildren, Sara Jean (Brian) Oldham, Justin Kaufman, Ryan Kaufman, Robert “Logan” Conklin, Joshua Conklin and Garrett Conklin; and three great-grandsons.

Wilma was employed at Cedarville College where she retired from in 1980. She and her husband attended Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville and most recently were members of the Dayton Ave. Baptist Church in Xenia. She was a loving wife and wonderful mother, grandma and great-grandma who will live on through the hearts she touched. Private burial will be held at North Cemetery in Cedarville, Ohio.

STICKNEY, David E., 62, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born on September 21, 1954 in Springfield, the son of the late David T. and JoAnn (Byerman) Stickney. David is survived by his brothers, Dean (Vickie) and John; nephews, Michael, Thomas and Eric; great-nephews, Michael, Maddox and Lennon; and special friends, Mike and Patty Brougher. David worked at McKinnon’s  Garden Center and enjoyed landscaping and working in his yard. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements in care of JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER. Condolences may be expressed at www.jacksonlytle.com.

Mrs. Sarah Ann Reese passed away May 04, 2017, at Elmcroft of Xenia. Sarah was born in Clifton, Ohio, to Isaac and Florence Swigart on December 25, 1928.

Sarah worked at Wright Patterson AFB. She was very dedicated to her work and decided to expand her career and take on the adventure of moving to California to work at Norton AFB. Sarah eventually retired from her life’s work there and moved back home to Clifton where she was very active in the community. Sarah enjoyed her dogs and collected many teddy bears. Christmas was always her favorite time of year, not only because it was her birthday but also because she lived so close to the Christmas wonderland, the Clifton Mill. Sarah was proceeded in death by her late husband Harry Dee Reese, Jr.

Sarah is survived by her sister, Nellie (Larry) Gillaugh, nephews and nieces, Garry (Cynde) Gillaugh, Terry (Becky) Gillaugh, Sharon (Jeff) Ewry, and Cheryl (Richard) Hudgell, cousin, Keith (Barb) Swigart, and many great nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Hospice of Dayton and the staff and community of friends at Elmcroft of Xenia for all of their love, care, and support in Sarah’s final stages of life.
Graveside services will be held at Clifton Cemetery on May 13, 2017, at 10:00 am with the Reverend Anne Horton. Contribution may be made to Hospice of Dayton in Sarah’s memory

Cecil Ruth (Cox) Chaney age 95 of Springfield, Ohio passed away on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at Eaglewood Village. Ruth was born on November 24, 1921 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Cecil E. Cox and Ina Ruth (Shank) (Cox) Reeves.

She was a graduate of Springfield High School class of 1941. She married William S. Chaney on March 27, 1943, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, while he was a cadet in the United States Army Air Force.  She and Bill were married for 69 years. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William S. Chaney; sisters, Betty Stewart, Dorothy Laipple; her step-mother, Naomi Cox; step-brother and sister-in-law, Linwood and Susan Leonard; nieces, Linda Wade, Barbara Conroy; nephew, Robert Stewart; uncle, George Shank; aunts, Zoe Zimmerman and Jean Shank Stewart. She is survived by her son, Richard Chaney; daughter, Ruth Ann (James) Reed; grandchildren, Ashley Reed (Brian) Gefvert, Chelsea Chaney and Sarah Reed; great-grandchild,  Reed Gefvert; step-grandchildren, Jason Reed and Tobi Dawson; step-great grandchild,  Abigail Dawson; brother, George (Bud) Reeves along with many nieces and nephews. Ruth worked at Northridge pharmacy for over thirty years for Albert Powell and later at Katy’s Hallmark. Internment with close family will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted by Moorefield Township Fire Department, Epilepsy Foundation and The Humane Society Serving Clark County. Arrangements in care of JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER.

HORNER, June M. (Burns), beloved mother, age 90, born in Springfield on November 28, 1926, went home to our Lord on April 28, 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Diana and Kelvin Evelsizor of Springfield and Paula Lewis of Indiana; two sons, J. Rodney of Springfield and Thomas R. of South Vienna; and two grandchildren, Aaron L. Evelsizor of Columbus and Kelsie R. Evelsizor of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James R. Horner. June retired from WPAFB after 31 years of service. A private graveside service will be held at Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements in care of JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER.

WUNDERLY, Mamie age 97 of Springfield, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from Oakwood Village. She was born on September 12, 1919 to the late John and Eather (Johnson) Brown in Springfield, Ohio. Mamie was a member of First Christian Church. She enjoyed family visiting, reading, word searches and working in the yard. Mamie also cared for several foster children in her younger years and was employed for 10 years at the Masonic Home. In addition to her parents, Mamie is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Wunderly Sr.; a grandson, Zachary; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Robert E. (Carolyn) Wunderly Jr.; two daughters, LouAnne (Al) Cunningham of Tennessee and Nancy (Greg) Sturgeon of Kansas; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with her service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center, Dave Augustus officiating. Burial to follow at Newcomer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions to be made to the Good Samaritan Outreach Center c/o First Christian Church in Mamie’s honor. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com

Adrian Scott Roberts was born on May 19, 1975 at Lakenheath Air Force Base in England.  He lived in England for his first 5 years before stays in California, Ohio, and Saudi Arabia eventually settling back in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1981.

Adrian was active in sports during his youth, playing soccer, baseball and football. He loved to swim and ride his bike enjoying tremendous freedom roaming the village of Yellow Springs.  He attended Yellow Springs High School, Greene County Career Center and developed several meaningful friendships that lasted his lifetime.  After graduating from high school he attended Clark State Community College before moving to Cincinnati where he soon began his 19-year career at Formica.

Adrian is preceded in death by his father Theodore B. Roberts. He is survived by his mother Ann P. (White) Roberts, his brother Jonathan W. Roberts (Angela), his children Devon Anthony Roberts (14) and Alexis Roxann Roberts (9), his longtime partner Nichole Thompson, his uncle Bill White and his nephews Jonathan Myles Roberts (18) and Justin Theodore Roberts (15). In addition he leaves many cousins, extended family members and family friends in the US and UK.

He’s remembered as hard working, good-natured and always genuine. He was known for his big smile, great sense of humor and infectious laugh. Adrian was an avid music lover, enthusiastic sports fan and enjoyed time spent with family and friends. He was also a tremendous storyteller and talented writer. He could make anyone laugh with comedic recounts of his own adventures. He was tirelessly devoted to being a good father to Devon and Alexis, loving partner to Nicole and loyal to his closest friends.  Adrian died on April 22, 2017 in Crescent Springs Kentucky at the age of 41.

HADDIX, Frederick E. 86, of South Charleston, passed away on April 19, 2017. He was born on November 21, 1930 the son of Harvey and Nellie Haddix (Greider). Fred was raised by his parents on their farm in South Vienna along with his three brothers. Fred attended Catawba High School graduating in 1949. Fred played basketball his sophomore, junior and senior years and was chosen for the Clark County All-Star Basketball First Team all three years. Fred also excelled as a high school baseball playerand was known as a hard throwing left-handed pitcher who was mound-wise beyond his years. In his senior year, Fred pitched his team into the finals of the Class B Regionals. The Springfield News and Sun reported that baseball scouts focused on Clark County because they wanted to add the name of young Fred Haddix to a professional baseball contract. In 1950 he played professional baseball as a pitcher for the Red Soxs in Marion, Ohio. Fred served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. He attended spring training in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1957 and later played in Corning, New York. He resigned from baseball in 1958. He spent the next 35 years working for Ohio Edison retiring in 1991. For many years, Fred continued to play amateur baseball while enjoying fishing, hunting, raising and training hunting dogs, and playing golf. Fred is survived by his two daughters, Linda Bernetich and her three children Erika, Chase, and Luke, Lori Haddix and her three children Gregory Hamilton (Erin), Amanda Cydrus (Matthew), and Aaron Miller, his brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Ruth Haddix, daughter-in-law Cindy Haddix, grandson Ryan Haddix, and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Virginia Haddix, his second wife Alice Haddix, his brother Edwin Haddix, his brother Harvey Haddix, and his son Andrew Haddix. All services will be held at JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER with visitation on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m. with Dave Augustus officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.jacksonlytle.com.

Holloway, Barbara 79, met her Creator Jesus Christ face to face April 19, 2017. She was surrounded by her family as she took her final breath with her earthly body. Barb is no longer suffering and is rejoicing as she is reunited with her mother and father, Clyde and Dorothy Tope who proceded her in death. The two most important things in Barb’s life were her relationship with Jesus Christ and her family, whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her honey, Richard E Holloway of Harmony. They would have celebrated 56 years of marriage this May. Her Honey, called her the backbone of the family. She leaves behind son John Holloway of Springfield, daughter Beth (Mark) Patterson of Springfield, daughter Betty (Charlie) Diamond of Springfield. She was excited about being a step-mother to Margie Kay Moffett of Urbana, whom she was able to meet in her last year. Barb loved being a mamal and leaves a legacy in her grandchildren. Granddaughter Brandi Farris of Springfield, Granddaughter Laaci (Cole) Miller of Springfield, Granddaughter Chelsea (John) Teat of Kettering, and Grandson Tyler Diamond of Springfield. In June 2016,she wrote In her Bible she would become a great-grandparent, she fought long enough to meet him, Wyatt Miller of Springfield. Special friend of the family Vicky Taylor. Her legacy will live on through her husband, children and grandchildren in many ways, including her delicious cooking/baking skills.
Barbara grew up in Springfield, Ohio and graduated from Springfield High. She attended Maiden Lane Church of God, where she met her husband. She loved Bro Boyer (the pastor at the time). God was the center of the household and in her adult years she began attending Hillside Ave Church of God. She was involved with the children’s ministry, teaching Sunday School, visiting shut-ins, singing in the church choir amongst many other things. Her faith was the most important thing to her and it didn’t matter who you were she made sure to share Jesus with you. You might have often heard her asking “ARE YOU SAVED?” “ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN?” She loved the Lord and was not ashamed of letting anyone know about it. She knew no stranger and she wanted everyone to experience Jesus Christ and have a hope only HE can give.
Barbara enjoyed many different things. Baking was one of her favorite things to do. You might often see her baking pies, cookies, a new recipe she found on the internet, but to many her pumpkin pie, raspberry pie, red velvet cake, oatmeal cookies, and jello with whipped cream at Christmas was her signatures. These will live on through her children and grandchildren. Like many woman she loved her purses and shoes. If she wasn’t in the kitchen you could find her looking for a new purse or a pair of shoes.
A special Thank you to the staff at Kindred Hospice Care who took excellent care of Barbara in her final days, keeping her comfortable and in no pain. A Special Thank you to Frank Lewis and the staff at Jackson Lytle and Lewis Life Celebration Center for making this difficult time a very easy experience.
1 John 5:11-12, And this is the testimony. God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life. Barbara would ask you, “ARE YOU SAVED?”
A Memorial Service officiated by Pastor Larry Cook for Barabara will be Saturday April 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at Hillside Ave Church of God (2021 Hillside Ave, Springfield, Ohio 45503).

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