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Cathy Drake

April 17, 1947 - December 12, 2017

Cathy Drake, 53, of College Corner, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017 at I.U. Health University Hospital, Indianapolis. Cathy was born April 17, 1964 in Oxford, Ohio to Bennie and Charlotte Amburgey Banks. In 1982, she graduated from Union County High School in Liberty. Cathy had been employed as a secretary at Miami University and McCullough Hyde Hospital, both in Oxford, Ohio. She...
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Sylvia Ann Black

June 14, 1946 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Showalter Blackwell Tilton Funeral Home, College Corner, OH.
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Larry Sayres

January 23, 1946 - August 8, 2017

Larry Leroy Sayres, 71 of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Heritage House of Greensburg. Larry was born in Connersville on January 23, 1946, to Marvin and Ada Conklin Sayres. He attended the Billingsville and College Corner schools. Larry entered in the U.S. Army on December 1, 1965 and was discharged on November 14, 1967. On October 1, 1966, he married Pamela Kay Dishman in...
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Mary Louise Lutes

February 29, 1928 - August 5, 2017

Mary L. Lutes, 89, of College Corner, Ohio, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Whitewater Commons Senior Living in Liberty.Mary was born in Richmond on February 29, 1928, to Denver and Elsie Waltz Hileman. Mary was employed in custodial work at Miami University for several years. She resided in the College Corner area for over forty years. Mary was a member of the College Corner Nazarene Church....
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Ruth Edith Campbell

September 11, 1912 - July 14, 2017

Ruth Edith (Summers) Campbell, 104, died on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Berkeley Square Colonial Services in Hamilton, Ohio.Ruth was born in Butler County, Ohio, on September 11, 1912, to Everett E. and Edith Harrison Summers. She was a 1930 graduate of Union School in College Corner. On July 28, 1030, she married James E. Campbell and enjoyed seventy years of marriage before he died on December 9,...
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George Joseph Holt

June 11, 1962 - March 30, 2017

George Joseph Holt Sr., 54, of West College Corner, Indiana, died on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. George was born in Cincinnati on June 11, 1962, to Daniel John Holt Sr. and Mary Lou Kalb Holt. George was a 1980 graduate of Princeton High School in Sharonville. He was a meat cutter by trade and was employed in food service at Miami...
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Scott Ellis Barrett

February 27, 1969 - December 12, 2016

Scott Ellis Barrett, 47, of Latonia, Kentucky died Monday, December 12, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky after a courageous battle with cancer. Scott, the son of William Ellis and Lorna E. Schaub Barrett, was born in Stanford, Connecticut on February 27, 1969 and graduated from Connor High School. Scott is survived by his parents, his siblings: William J. Barrett and Lorna...
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Kenneth James Hoover

October 18, 1949 - December 5, 2016

Kenneth James Hoover, 67, of Fairfield, died on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Heartland of Woodridge in Fairfield.Kenneth was born in Tulare, California, on October 18, 1949, to Harold and Delores Jean Hoover. He graduated from high school in California in 1968. Kenneth received an Associate's Degree in Computer Science from the City of Long Beach, California, and received an Associate's...
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Retha Lorene Wilson

May 24, 1925 - November 4, 2016

Retha Lorene Wilson, 91, of West College Corner, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Woodland Country Manor in Somerville, Ohio.Retha was born in in Whitley County, Kentucky, on May 24, 1925, one of twelve children, to Jermie and Mattie Brewer Ellison. On August 28, 1943, she married William "Bill" Wilson in Liberty, IN. Together they enjoyed 42 years of marriage before...
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Bobbie Jo Ward

February 8, 1948 - October 25, 2016

Bobbie Jo Ward, 68, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Bobbie was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on February 8, 1948 to Robert and Alma Marie Gross Jenkins. She worked for a long time in the school system before becoming a store manager for Badcock Home Furnishing and retired after more than a decade. Bobbie enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing cards, playing bingo and spending...
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Georgia Roberts

March 11, 1940 - August 16, 2016

Georgia Ann Roberts, 76, of West College Corner, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.Georgia was born at home in College Corner on Monday, March 11, 1940, to Byge and Ruth Bryant Hampton. She graduated from Union High School in College Corner in 1958.Georgia worked as medical records clerk at McCullough Hyde Hospital in Oxford for 38 years retiring on December 30,...
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Lorne M. Hartley

July 7, 1939 - May 24, 2016

Lorne M. Hartley, 76, of West College Corner, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.Lorne was born in Oxford on July 7, 1939, to Estell and Frances Marshall Hartley. He graduated from Union High School in 1957 and also attended Miami University. Lorne honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. On September 7, 1962, Lorne married the love of his life, Phyllis Jean...
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John Laurel Cedar

April 7, 1945 - April 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Showalter Blackwell Tilton Funeral Home, College Corner, OH.
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Verla McClure

January 6, 1911 - February 23, 2016

Verla McClure, 105, formerly of College Corner, died peacefully Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village in Monroe, Ohio.Verla was born on January 6, 1911, in Morning Sun, Ohio, to the late Orval and Edna (nee: Charles) Bishop. She grew up near Fairhaven and Eaton, OH and graduated from Dixon Centralized High School. Verla attended Cedarville University and Miami University,...
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Trula Paxton

October 11, 1924 - February 14, 2016

Trula Paxton, 91, of College Corner died Sunday, February 14, 2016, at McCullough Hyde Hospital in Oxford.Trula was born in Franklin County on October 11, 1924, to Edgar and Susie Edna Brauchla Shaffer. She graduated from Brookville High School in 1942 and Methodist School of Nursing in 1945 as a Registered Nurse. Trula married William Paxton on November 14, 1953, in Centerville, Indiana. She...
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Myron Anderson Powell

August 7, 1938 - December 7, 2015

Myron Anderson Powell, 77, of Hamilton died Monday, December 7, 2015 at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio.Myron was born on August 7, 1938, in Panola, Kentucky, to Albert Edwin and Irene Wilson Powell.He attended school in College Corner. Myron retired from General Cooperage after thirty years of service as a whiskey barrel maker. Myron enjoyed hunting, fishing, and caring for his...
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Ruth Ruth Bowling

December 6, 1938 - September 15, 2015

Ruth Bowling, 76, of College Corner, Ohio, died at her residence Tuesday evening, September 15, 2015.Ruth was born December 6, 1938 in Paragould, Arkansas to Norman E. and Odra George Sawyers. She attended Union High School in College Corner and on November 10, 1958 she was married in Covington, Kentucky to Laster Bowling. Ruth enjoyed mushroom hunting, quilting, yard sales and collecting...
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Russell C. Pennington

September 8, 1934 - August 12, 2015

Russell C. "Russ" Pennington, 80, of College Corner, Ohio, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Reid Health in Richmond.Russ was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on September 8, 1934, to Alfred and Mary Grimes Pennington. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and later served in the Army Ohio National Guard. Russ married Nora Grimes on May 27, 1961 in Morning Sun, Ohio. He also worked at Philco Ford in...
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William L. Paxton

May 11, 1926 - July 16, 2015

William L. "Bill" Paxton, 89, of College Corner died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at The Knolls of Oxford.Bill was born in Union County on May 11, 1926, to Charles R. and Pearl Patterson Paxton. He was a 1944 graduate of Alquina High School. Bill enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served during WWII. He married Trula Shaffer on November 14, 1953 in Centerville. Bill was employed at Fiehrer Motor Inc....
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Harold Ray Jenkins

June 11, 1953 - June 11, 2015

Harold Ray Jenkins, 62, of West College Corner, died on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at his residence.Harold was born in Okeana, Ohio, on June 11, 1953, to Robert and Elma Marie Gross Jenkins. He married Judy Adkins on November 7, 1975 in Hamilton, Ohio. He worked as a mechanic in the trucking business. Harold enjoyed building model cars, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his...
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Alma B. Beasley

September 4, 1947 - May 28, 2015

Alma Blanche Beasley, 67, of College Corner, Ohio, went home to be with her King on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio, after a brave struggle with kidney disease.Alma was born on September 4, 1947 in Colson, Kentucky, to Curtis and Gertrude (Everidge) Banks. Her family moved to Ohio when she was 12. She graduated from Union High School in 1967, and then began a career...
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Rex D. Clark

December 27, 1934 - May 20, 2015

Rex Dean Clark, 80, of West College Corner died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at McCullough Hyde Hospital in Oxford.Rex was born in West College Corner on December 27, 1934, to Albert and Martha Alice May Clark. He graduated in 1952 from College Corner High School and married Mary Lou Chalfant on July 3, 1954, at the Presbyterian Church in College Corner. Rex enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952...
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Patrick J. Norris

January 25, 1935 - July 17, 2014

Patrick J. Norris, 76, of West College Corner, died Thursday evening, July 17, 2014 at his residence. A Kansas City native, Patrick was born January 25, 1938, to Norman Andrew and Cleo Katherine Heim Norris. In 1956, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and honorably served as an Airman Second Class until his discharge in 1960. Patrick graduated from Park University in Parkville, Missouri...
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Judy Sue Gross

May 17, 1947 - June 30, 2014

Judy Sue Gross, 67, of Oxford, died on Monday, June 30, 2014, at her residence where she lived the last five and a half years.Judy was born in Gray Hawk, Kentucky, on May 17, 1947, to Luther and Edna Parrett Adkins. She had been employed as a rental agent. Judy enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and sewing, making many outfits for her children's Barbie Dolls as well as countless other things.Judy is...
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Woodrow A. DePew

July 4, 1932 - June 28, 2014

Woodrow A. DePew, 81, of Oxford, Ohio and formerly of Lead Hill, Arkansas, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Hospice of Butler and Warren County in Franklin, Ohio. He was born in Manchester (Clay County), Kentucky on July 4, 1932, to G. S. and Mattie Evelyn Edwards DePew. Woodrow graduated in 1952 from McGuffey High School in Oxford. On September 11, 1952, Woodrow entered the U. S. Army and...
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Marjorie L. Cason

February 12, 1930 - June 19, 2014

Marjorie L. Cason, 84, of West College Corner, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Liberty Nursing Center of Oxford.Marjorie was born in College Corner, Ohio, on February 12, 1930 to Perry and Ethel Joliff Sayers. She graduated from College Corner Union Schools. Marjorie enjoyed riding motorcycles with her son. She also loved her family and her dog Mattie.Marjorie is survived by a son Ron Cason...
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Lowell Cooper

August 2, 1945 - May 29, 2014

Lowell "Mac" Cooper, 68, of Oxford, Ohio, died Thursday evening, May 29, 2014, at his residence.A College Corner native, Mac was born to Parke and Florence Cassidy Cooper August 2, 1945 and graduated in 1965 from College Corner High School. Following high school, he served I the U.S. Air Force and was a life member of the Liberty American Legion. On June 14, 1984, he was married in Hamilton, Ohio...
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