Our Obituaries

Evelyn Selander

July 6, 1924 - October 9, 2017

Evelyn "Ebby" (Pitsenbarger) Selander age 93, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 1:03 AM on Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born July 6, 1924, the second of five children in Versailles, Ohio to the late Elmer & Emma (Hauschild) Pitsenbarger. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Merle Selander on December...
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Thomas D. Sanderson

July 20, 1938 - September 23, 2017

Thomas D. Sanderson, 79 of Covington, Ohio passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017 at 6:55 AM at his residence. He was born July 20, 1938 in Versailles, Ohio the son of the late Ralph & Ruth Marie (Marker) Sanderson. He retired from Hobart Manufacturing where he worked as a Gear Cutter. He was a 46 year member of Webster United Methodist Church; Area 2 Shetland Pony Club; American...
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Brian Allan Voisard

April 6, 1991 - September 9, 2017

Brian Allan Voisard, age 26, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 4:31 AM at his residence. He was born on April 6, 1991 in Greenville, Ohio, to Rick & Jackie (Laub) Voisard of Versailles, Ohio. Brian was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. 2009 Graduate of Versailles High School where he played the bells and drums for the high school band. He was a graduate of...
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John Thiebeau

December 2, 1936 - September 4, 2017

John P. Thiebeau 80 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Monday September 4, 2017 at 7:44 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born December 2, 1936 in Frenchtown, Ohio the son of the late Chalmer & Georgianna (Batty) Thiebeau. He was a mechanic for Thiebeau Auto Service, Elson Ford and retired from Riverside. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. He is...
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Treva E. Meiring

March 3, 1927 - September 3, 2017

Treva E. Meiring, 90 of Piqua, Ohio passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017 at 12:05 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born march 3, 1927 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Harrison & Clara M (Fritz) Johnston. She worked in the service department at Sears. She was a member of the Piqua Church of the Nazarene. She is preceded in death by her...
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William Richard Lyle

May 9, 1987 - August 14, 2017

William Richard "Bill" Lyle, age 30, of Tipp City, Ohio, and formerly of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:40 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, after the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born on May 9, 1987 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Teresa (Wombold) Lyle of Versailles Ohio, and the late William B. Lyle. In addition he is survived by his...
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Joyce Ann McEldowney

December 7, 1939 - July 31, 2017

Joyce Ann McEldowney age 77, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:44 AM on Monday, July 31, 2017, at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering. Joyce was born December 7, 1939, in Darke County to the late Benjamin & Virginia (Downing) Robison. Joyce is survived by her sister & brother-in-law, Loretta F. & Larry Terhune of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition...
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Rhonda L. Rismiller

September 3, 1963 - July 29, 2017

Rhonda L. Rismiller, age 53, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 6:05 PM at her residence. She was born on September 3, 1963 in Darke County, Ohio, to Goethe & Patty (Boolman) Rodeheffer of Ansonia, Ohio. In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Jack Rismiller of Versailles, Ohio, whom she married on November 24, 1984; son, Dan Rismiller of...
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Alfred L. Henry

June 15, 1922 - July 28, 2017

Alfred L. Henry, age 95, formerly of Versailles, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at Fair Haven in Sidney, Ohio. Al was born June 15, 1922 in rural Darke County, to the late Harry and Mary (Didier) Henry of Versailles, Ohio. On December 15, 1943, he married Dorothy M. Dapore at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, Ohio. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2011. Al is survived by...
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Roger Pohl

May 1, 1932 - July 14, 2017

Roger Pohl, 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away Friday morning, July 14, 2017.He was born May 1, 1932.Roger married Arlene McEldowney on July 25, 1956, at the St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio.He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Pauline (Rammel) Pohl and son, Kevin Pohl.Roger is survived by children: Steven Pohl (Troy, OH), Lisa Grossman (Marysville, OH), John (Lisa) Pohl ...
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George L. Gigandet

November 19, 1937 - June 29, 2017

George L. Gigandet age 79, of Versailles passed away at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. George was born November 19, 1937, in Darke County to the late Leonard W. & Lucille (Smith) Gigandet. George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn C. (Yagle) Gigandet whom he married February 22, 1958; children, Sharon L. & Tim Barga of Versailles, Bruce...
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Julia M. Mangen

March 22, 1927 - May 28, 2017

VERSAILLES-Julia M. (O'Reilly) Mangen slipped away to heaven early Sunday morning, May 28, 2017. She was born March 22, 1927 in McCartyville, Ohio to her late parents, James and Angela (Behr) O'Reilly. Proud of her Irish heritage, the family tradition was to celebrate her birthday with a St. Patrick's day theme. On August 7, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville, Julia married...
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Cletus Alvin Hilgefort

August 29, 1928 - May 25, 2017

Cletus Alvin Hilgefort, 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 8:50 AM at Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. He was born August 29, 1928 in Fort Loramie, Ohio the son of the late William J. & Rose (Poeppelman) Hilgefort. He retired from Worch Lumber in Versailles in 1995 after 45 years and had also worked at Monarch. He was a member of St. Denis...
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Levadia Louise Barga

September 19, 1930 - May 10, 2017

Levadia (Sis) Louise Barga, age 86, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:20 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born on September 19, 1930 in Dunkirk, Indiana, to the late George & Anna (Tieben) Speelman. She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Larry & Bonnie Barga; Tim & Sharon Barga; and Joe Barga all of Versailles;...
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Mary Rosalie Gibboney

February 16, 1944 - May 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Versailles, OH.
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Florence M. Schwartz

April 14, 1927 - May 4, 2017

Florence M. Schwartz age 90, of Russia, Ohio passed away at 6:24 AM on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center. Florence was born April 14, 1927, in Miami County to the late John & Loretta (Cordonnier) Redmond. Florence is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Patrick J. & Barbara Schwartz of Bountiful, Utah; daughters & sons-in-law, Kathy & Dave Miller of...
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Gary F. Hemmelgarn

September 21, 1953 - April 16, 2017

Gary F. Hemmelgarn age 63, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 1:13 AM on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering. Gary was born September 21, 1953, in Piqua, Ohio to the late Raymond Henry & Evelyn Kathryn (Jones) Hemmelgarn. Gary is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Nathan & Amanda Hemmelgarn of Bradford; granddaughters, Macenzy & Caitlyn Hemmelgarn;...
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Barbara J. Agne

July 13, 1931 - April 6, 2017

Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne, age 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:50 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born on July 13, 1931 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late R. Norman & Helen A. (Fischer) Goodall.She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Bruce & Chris Agne of Greenville and Jeff & Monica Agne of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren,...
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Carolyn Minnich

February 5, 1950 - March 17, 2017

Carolyn "Sue" Minnich age 67, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 11:51 AM on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. Sue was born February 5, 1950, in Greenville to the late Allen & Luella (Sanders) Mendenhall. Sue is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edward L. Minnich whom she married May 29, 1971; sons & daughters-in-law, Edward E. & Theresa Minnich of Versailles and...
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Carol Rindler

November 28, 1941 - March 10, 2017

Carol Rindler age 75, of Versailles passed away at 8:55 AM on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Versailles Health Care Center. Carol was born November 28, 1941, in Russia, Ohio to the late Lavern S. & Rosetta B. (Francis) Francis. Carol is survived by her children, Joe & LaDasia Rindler of Versailles, Bruce Rindler of North Star, Scott Rindler of Casstown and Missy & Glenn Fisher of Murray,...
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Don Lee Mumaw

August 16, 1925 - March 10, 2017

Don Lee Mumaw age 91, of Versailles passed away at 9:20 AM on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Hospice of Miami County at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Don was born August 16, 1925, in Versailles to the late Leo & Mary Alice (Pequignot) Mumaw. Don is survived by his wife, Norma (Egbert) Mumaw whom he married January 27, 1947; daughters & son-in-law, Connie & Darrel Niekamp of Celina...
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James Brandon Lennon

July 1, 1983 - February 24, 2017

James Brandon "Jim Bob" Lennon age 33, of Versailles passed away at 8:16 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017. James was born July 1, 1983, in Sidney to Ed & Chris (Smith) Lennon of Versailles. In addition to his parents, James is also survived by his son, Chase Lennon of Versailles; sister, Cori Lennon & Paul Monnin of Versailles; nieces, Deanna Day and Alyssa Monnin; and aunts, uncles,...
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Dorvan L. Phlipot

October 26, 1926 - February 23, 2017

Dorvan L. Phlipot age 90, of Versailles passed away at 4:40 PM on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Versailles Health Care Center. Dorvan was born October 26, 1926, in Shelby County to the late Louis & Estella (Dapore) Phlipot. Dorvan is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Ron & Kathy Phlipot of Mardela Springs, Maryland, Ken & Angie Phlipot of Versailles and Gary & Gretta...
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Zachary Robert Kelch

June 22, 2000 - February 18, 2017

Zachary Robert Kelch age 16, of North Star, Ohio passed away at 2:55 A.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in Russia, Ohio. Zachary was born June 22, 2000, in Troy, Ohio to Lance & Tracey Kelch of North Star and Paula (Miller) & Greg Scott of Versailles. In addition to his parents, Zachary is also survived by his siblings, Morgan Kelch, Karl Kelch and Madilyn Kelch; step-siblings, Amber...
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Thelma M. Schultz

December 30, 1927 - February 17, 2017

Thelma M. (Schrader) Schultz age 89, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 4:30 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Thelma was born December 30, 1927, in Darke County to the late Ray W. & Grace (Dickey) Schrader. Thelma is survived by her husband of 68 years, Harold Schultz whom she married October 23, 1948; sons & daughters-in-law, Eldon &...
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Tommy D. Edwards

June 10, 1939 - February 13, 2017

Tommy D. Edwards age 77, of Celina and formerly of Ansonia, passed away at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017, in Osgood, Ohio. Tommy was born June 10, 1939, in Greenville, Ohio to the late Raymond E. & Mildred V. (Marshall) Edwards. Tommy is survived by his children, Dale T. Edwards of Greenville, David L. & Stephanie Edwards of Conyers, Georgia, Daniel R. Edwards of New Bremen and...
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Leslie Lee Bubeck

June 16, 1941 - February 7, 2017

Leslie Lee Bubeck, 75 of Versailles, passed away on 02.07.2017. Leslie was born in York Township where he was a lifelong farmer. Leslie graduated from Versailles High School, served his country in the US Army and was employed as a foreman for the Hobart Corporation in Troy for 15 years. Leslie is survived by his current wife Lois (Rowland) of Greene County. Leslie was preceded in death by his...
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Linda L. Brandt

December 1, 1942 - February 4, 2017

Linda L. Brandt, age 74, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on December 1, 1942 Winchester, Indiana, to the late Clifford & Rose (Holcomb) Tolbert.Linda is survived by her husband of 50 years, James "Jim" Brandt of Versailles, Ohio, whom she married on December 17, 1966; children, Timothy & Amy...
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Elsie M. Miller

August 30, 1921 - February 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Versailles, OH.
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Glen Edward Craig

September 9, 1945 - January 27, 2017

Glen Edward Craig age 71, of Versailles, Ohio, went to be with the Lord at 6:47 AM on Friday, January 27, 2017, at his residence. Glen was born September 9, 1945, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to the late Everett & Myrtle (Anderson) Craig. Glen is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sharon Craig; daughters, Teresa McCoy of Nevada and Dr. Tonya Pierce of Illinois; step-children, Kim Coleman, Doug...
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Samuel D. Yagle

December 25, 1932 - January 23, 2017

Samuel David Yagle, 84, of Versailles, passed away January 23, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center. He was born December 25, 1932, in Bradford, Ohio, the son of the late Henry and Mary (Sheffbuch) Yagle. On June 15, 1956, he married Nancy L. Yagle who preceded him in death November 28, 2007.He was a 1950 graduate of Versailles High School. He was drafted into the United States Army in...
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Linda Katherine Milbourn

September 7, 1961 - January 12, 2017

Linda Katherine (Bey) Milbourn, 55, of Versailles, Ohio, was granted her angel wings on January 12th, 2017. Her final moments were spent surrounded by her family and loved ones whom Linda had touched the hearts of throughout her too short, yet very memorable life. Linda was born on September 7th, 1961 in Piqua, Ohio to Mary & Harold Bey. Linda lived a beautiful life full of loving memories...
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Armella E. Mangen

November 20, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Armella E. (Knoth) Mangen, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 9:40 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on November 20, 1932 in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late John & Pauline Knoth. She is survived by her sons, Mark C. Mangen of Brock, Ohio, and Vernon A. Mangen of Yorkshire, Ohio; daughters, Mary Jane Mangen of Piqua, Ohio, and Karen Marie...
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Jeremy L. Mathus

October 8, 1976 - January 6, 2017

Jeremy L. Mathus, 40, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. He had made Ohio his home for the last 20 years, settling in the Village of Versailles-a town he quickly grew to love. Jeremy was a certified landscape technician and had achieved his certificate from OSU. Jeremy's passion was horticulture and his dream was to become a landscape architect. He had a love of flowers...
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Arthur C. Francis

January 21, 1952 - January 3, 2017

Arthur C. Francis age 64, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Macon, Georgia as the result of a traffic accident. Arthur was born January 21, 1952, in Willowdell, Ohio to the late Charles Leo & Louise K. (Bender) Francis. Arthur is survived by his wife, Debbie (Elson) Francis whom he married August 24, 1979; children, Audrey L. Lutz of Covington, Mary L. Francis of...
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Floyd Pitsenbarger

October 5, 1931 - January 2, 2017

Floyd (Bear) Pitsenbarger, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 5, 1931, the third of five children in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Elmer and Emma (Hauschild) Pitsenbarger. He married Janet L. Berger on April 24, 1954, and they had six children. Floyd is survived by his wife, son, Jeff and Linda Pitsenbarger...
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Yvonne Mangen

December 3, 1938 - December 17, 2016

Yvonne (Snyder) Mangen, age 78, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 4:19 AM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on December 3, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Clyde & Vinnie (Zeller) Snyder. She is survived by son, Tom Mangen of Versailles; daughter, Lisa Mangen of Versailles; granddaughters, Alie & Jena Mangen; sister, Violet "Duck"...
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Leslie R. Monnin

April 28, 1947 - December 1, 2016

Leslie R. "Les" Monnin age 69, of Versailles passed peacefully unto the Lord on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family.Leslie was born in Russia, Ohio, on April 28, 1947, the son of the late LeRoy & Bernice (Peltier) Monnin. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene (Monnin) Drees and brother, Anthony "Tony" Monnin. Les is...
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Ann J. Hollingsworth

June 21, 1933 - December 1, 2016

Ann J. Hollingsworth age 83, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 3:40 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Ann was born June 21, 1933, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late H. Emerson & Arabelle I. (Freeman) Crites. Ann is survived by her children, Marie & Bill Todd of Versailles, Dale Hollingsworth of Russia, Cindy Hollingsworth of Versailles...
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Rachelle Cordonnier

December 15, 1932 - November 27, 2016

Rachelle Cordonnier passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the age of 83. She was an educator all her life, having first been a teacher in elementary schools for 15 years, and then Principal for 26 years. She also served as Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in New Mexico for five years. All of her educational experience was in Catholic Schools. Rachelle was...
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Jon Edward Agne

May 17, 1929 - November 22, 2016

Jon Edward Agne, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8:13 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on May 17, 1929 in Prattville, Michigan, to the late Augustus W. "Gus" & Lydia "Angela" (Hall) Agne. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne whom he married on March 4, 1951; sons and daughters in law, Bruce ...
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Mary L. Pullins

November 8, 1933 - November 20, 2016

Mary (Martin) Pullins age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:32 P.M. on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Kettering Medical Center. Mary was born November 8, 1933 in Seneca County, Ohio, to the late Grover & Jennie (Zuber) Pingle. Mary is survived by her children, Kathy & Ralph Gehret of St. Marys, Robin & Lloyd Fickert of Celina, Steve & Deb Martin of Milford, Daniel Martin of...
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Jerome F. Bey

November 27, 1925 - November 8, 2016

Jerome F. Bey Sr. age 90, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 7:16 A.M. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Versailles Health Care Center. Jerome was born November 27, 1925 in Darke County to the late Clarence D. & Ursina (Gigandet) Bey. Jerome is survived by his wife of 69 years, Loretta (Monnin) Bey whom he married November 27, 1946; children, Judy & Ron Hoelscher Sr. of Bradford, Jerome ...
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Patricia Ann Pax

December 30, 1935 - October 27, 2016

Patricia Ann (Swallow) Pax, 80 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 11:38 PM at her residence. She was born December 30, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Leonidas A. & Mary G. (Matthieu) Swallow. She was a homemaker and self-employed for 22 years at Pax This-N-That Shop in Versailles. She was a member of Darke County Right to Life and attended...
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Warren S. Davis

June 20, 1940 - October 25, 2016

Warren S. Davis, 76 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 4:40 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born June 20, 1940 in Pineville, Kentucky the son of the late Fred & Kitty (Warren) Davis. He was a school teacher at Versailles Schools and was the owner/operator of Col. Warren S. Davis Trucking. He was a member of the Gettysburg...
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Carolyn Ann Hart

January 24, 1941 - October 4, 2016

Carolyn Ann (Hopper) Hart, 75 of Bradford, Ohio passed away on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 11:45 PM at her residence. She was born January 24, 1941 in Dawn, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles S. & Nellie Rae (Davis) Hopper. She did display/ Ad work; worked in Human Services; Job Training Specialist; was the secretary for the construction company; and managed apartments in Greenville. She...
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Catherine Probasco Morris

March 31, 1929 - September 28, 2016

Catherine Probasco Morris, 87 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 4:46 PM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born March 31, 1929 in Clinton County, Ohio the daughter of the late Robert & Myra (Harvey) Probasco.She earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from Wright State University and taught at Gahanna Schools, Kings Schools...
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John Herbert Laub

July 11, 1937 - September 11, 2016

John Herbert Laub, age 79, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on July 11, 1937 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Herbert & Clairabel (Kimmel) Laub. He is survived by his wife, Twila (Hyer) Oldham of Greenville; children and their spouses, Christine & Michael...
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John A. McEldowney

November 14, 1928 - August 14, 2016

John A. McEldowney, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 9:45 A.M. on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at his residence. John was born November 14, 1928, in Darke County to the late Leo & Ethel (Simon) McEldowney. John is survived by his wife, Joyce A. (Robison) McEldowney whom he married June 5, 1965; brothers & sister-in-law, Cletus & Pat McEldowney of Arcanum and Jerome "Jerry"...
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Vernon Allison

August 18, 1928 - August 10, 2016

Vernon Allison, age 87, was welcomed into heaven on August 10, by his Savior, Jesus Christ. He reunited with his beloved wife of 62 years, Alice (nee Seybert), his parents and sisters, and many friends and family members. He will be missed by his four children, Chris (Debi), Sandy (Paul), Myrrh (Jef), and Bob (Susan), twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as the friends...
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Wanda J. Staley

June 24, 1928 - August 9, 2016

Wanda J. Staley, age 88, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 11:58 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Wanda was born June 24, 1928, in Darke County to the late Verl Samuel & Marguerite Edna (Voisard) Richhart. Wanda is survived by her children, Michael Staley of Versailles, Jean Staley of Friendship, Wisconsin,...
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Georgeana K. Kemper

February 22, 1942 - July 29, 2016

Georgeana K. (Baker) Kemper age 74, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 10:16 A.M. on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center Hospice Care Center in Troy. Georgie was born February 22, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Clarence A. & Agnes (Overman) Baker. Georgie is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Christopher "Chris" & Shawn Kemper of Versailles; grandchildren,...
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John T. Pepiot

April 24, 1926 - July 25, 2016

John T. Pepiot age 90, of Versailles passed away at 2:43 P.M. on Monday, July 25, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. John was born April 24, 1926, in Versailles to the late Herman & Mary (Baltes) Pepiot. John is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Scott & Sharon Pepiot of Versailles, Brad & Theresa Pepiot of Union City, Ohio, and Jeff & Melanie...
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James R. Youngker

April 3, 1926 - July 24, 2016

James R. Youngker age 90, of Versailles passed from this earthly life to his heavenly reward on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 9:44 A.M. Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lois; son and daughter, Steven Youngker of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Beverly Rhoades of Greenville; grandchildren, Elizabeth Youngker and spouse Elka of Coos Bay, Oregon, Stephanie Lewis and spouse Grant stationed at Fort...
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Jerry Lee Maloy

February 16, 1942 - July 22, 2016

Jerry Lee "Jake" Maloy, age 74, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:45 PM at his residence. He was born on February 16, 1942 in Union City, Indiana, to the late Lewis & Pauline (Welker) Maloy. Jerry is survived by his wife, Madonna (Barga) Maloy of Versailles, Ohio, whom he married on August 22, 1998; daughters and sons in law, Susan & Clifford Waldon of...
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Ronnie Derr

December 12, 1944 - July 9, 2016

Ronnie Derr age 71, of Webster, Ohio passed away at 11:43 P.M. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at his residence. Ron was born December 12, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Harry & Kathryn (Lyme) Derr. Ron is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley (Colbert) Derr; sons & daughter-in-law, Steve Brooks & friend, Chris of Greenville and Vincent & Darla Brooks of Wesley Chapel, Florida...
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Todd J. Magoto

January 9, 1971 - July 6, 2016

Todd J. Magoto age 45, formerly of Versailles passed away at 11:15 A.M. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence. Todd was born January 9, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Willard "Bill" & Lois (Fink) Magoto of Versailles. Todd is also survived by a brother, Jerry Magoto of Versailles; sister & brother-in-law, Amy & Tim Brinkman of San Francisco, California; nephews & nieces, Josh...
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Alfreda Banks

July 6, 1919 - July 4, 2016

Alfreda "Freda" Banks, 96 died July 4, 2016 at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born July 6, 1919 in Osgood, Ohio, to the late John & Martha (Smith) Recker. She married Donald E. Banks on October 15, 1938 and he passed away July 29, 1996. Also deceased are two brothers, Belva and Chester, a brother in law and sister in law: Louis and Ruth Marshal. Alfreda is survived by numerous...
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Anna Mae Reed

March 14, 1935 - June 28, 2016

Anna M. "Ann" Reed age 81, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 2:05 A.M. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center. Ann was born March 14, 1935 in Pleasant Hill to the late Harley S. & Olive E. (Laughman) Ditmer. Ann is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Larry L. & Michelle Reed of Versailles, Craig S. & Sherri Reed of Versailles, Robert D. & Sheila Reed...
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Felix Simmons

May 22, 1924 - June 4, 2016

Felix J. "Junior" Simmons, age 92, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:14 PM at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on May 22, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Felix E. & Loree (Eley) Simmons. He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Larry D. & Carol Simmons of Versailles; niece, Michelle (Sam) Holsapple of Versailles;...
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David R. Pohl

March 13, 1970 - May 31, 2016

David R. Pohl age 46, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 10:12 A.M. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. David was born March 13, 1970 in Greenville to Harold & Debra (Grilliot) Pohl of Versailles. In addition to his parents, David is survived by his wife, Brenda (Subler) Pohl; children, Lauren Pohl and Elijah Pohl; brother, Brian Pohl of Versailles; sisters & brother-in-law, Christina Pohl of...
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Virginia R. McClurg

December 7, 1943 - May 17, 2016

Virginia R. "Ginny" McClurg age 72, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:41 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Ginny was born December 7, 1943 in St. Anthony, Ohio to the late Edmund & Rosella (Uleman) Muhlenkamp. Ginny is survived by her husband, Patrick W. McClurg whom she married April 4, 1964; children, Scott & Rhonda McClurg of Columbus, Denise...
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Carl E. Neargarder

January 12, 1938 - May 11, 2016

Carl E. Neargarder age 78, of Frenchtown passed away at 2:59 P.M. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at his residence. Carl was born January 12, 1938 in Darke County to the late Chelcie & Alfreda (Goubeaux) Neargarder. Carl is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (Schwartz) Neargarder whom he married July 26, 1958; daughters & sons-in-law, Bonnie Phlipot of Versailles, Reyna & Jerry Shardo of...
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Evelyn M. Bernholt

July 17, 1926 - May 3, 2016

Evelyn M. Bernholt age 89, of Versailles passed away at 11:54 P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center. Evelyn was born July 17, 1926 in North Star to the late Joseph F. & Bernadine A. (Rutschilling) Bernholt. Evelyn is survived by her sisters, Jean Grilliot of Versailles and Betty Jutte of Versailles; brother & sister-in-law, Lester & Lavon Bernholt of Versailles...
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Raymond J. Francis

August 31, 1933 - April 28, 2016

Raymond J. Francis age 82, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:56 P.M. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his residence. Raymond was born August 31, 1933 in Russia, Ohio to the late Henry A. & Irene (Barga) Francis. Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Jeanie (Monnin) Francis whom he married April 17, 1998; son & daughter-in-law, Tom & Kay Francis of Versailles; daughter & son-in...
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Mary L. Dues

May 2, 1918 - April 28, 2016

Mary L. (Simons) Dues, age 98, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:10 PM at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born on March 2, 1918 in Frenchtown, Ohio, to the late Lawrence & Estella (Baltes) Simons. Mary is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Gary L. & Karen Dues of Versailles, Ohio, and William "Rick" & Irene Dues of...
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Lonas L. Spitzer

February 19, 1927 - April 23, 2016

Lonas "Von" L. Spitzer, 89 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 8:50 AM at his residence. He was born February 19, 1927 in West Bourne, Tennessee the son of the late Ralph & Chloe (Broyles) Spitzer. He served in the United States Army in World War II. He retired from Sheller Globe in March of 1989 after 29 years. He was a member of Versailles United Methodist...
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Mary Ann Heitkamp

January 16, 1926 - April 21, 2016

Mary Ann Heitkamp, age 90 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday April 21, 2016 at 1:04 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville. She was born January 16, 1926, in Ft. Loramie, to the late Fred & Cecelia (Dirksen) Hilgefort. On June 9, 1948, she married Jerome (Jerry) Heitkamp who died on October 26, 2011. She is survived by nine children: Theresa & Michael...
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Herman J. Smith

March 16, 1923 - April 20, 2016

Herman J. Smith age 93, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:18 A.M. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Herman was born March 16, 1923 in Versailles, Ohio to the late Raymond & Anna (Marchal) Smith. Herman is survived by his wife, Virginia I. (Weaver) Smith whom he married August 20, 1949; children, Cheryl & John Goubeaux of Versailles, Marcia & Gary...
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Joan Kay Gigandet

June 17, 1942 - April 19, 2016

Joan Kay Gigandet, 73 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 4:43 PM at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born June 17, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late William & Bonnie (Huber) Harman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Versailles Women of the Eagles, & the Vets Club. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Jerome L. "Jerry"...
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Mary Helen Mangen

March 30, 1935 - March 12, 2016

Mary Helen Mangen, 80 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday March 12, 2016 at 5:00 AM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born March 30, 1935 in Potlatch, Idaho, the daughter of the late Wilford Lewis & Josephine (Bulcher) Marchel. She was a housewife and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her...
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Jonathan L. Schutz

April 8, 1952 - March 8, 2016

Jonathan L. Schutz, age 63, passed away at 2:40 PM Tuesday March 8, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Piqua Ohio. He was born on April 8, 1952 to Caroline (Stephan) Schutz of Piqua, Ohio and the late Carl Schutz.In addition to his mother, 2 brothers and 1 sister, David and Karen Schutz, Versailles, Mark and Linda Schutz, Willowdell and Ruth Schutz, Cincinnati, survive him. Also nephews Wes...
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Carolyn C. Bruns

May 31, 1929 - February 23, 2016

Carolyn C. "Kelly" Bruns age 86, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away at 10:53 A.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Kelly was born May 31, 1929 in Ft. Loramie, Ohio to the late Fred & Cecelia (Dircksen) Hilgefort. Kelly is survived by her children, Fred & Deb Bruns of Frenchtown, Dave Bruns of Frenchtown, John Bruns of Frenchtown, Ron & Margie...
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Glen Thomas Mangen

July 25, 1930 - February 13, 2016

Glen Thomas "Tom" Mangen age 85, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:45 P.M. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Glen was born July 25, 1930 in Darke County to the late Lawrence B. & Margaret A. (Dapore) Mangen. Glen is survived by his wife of 51 years, Yvonne (Snyder) Mangen whom he married June 27, 1964; children, Lisa Mangen of Versailles and Tom Mangen of...
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Helen M. Mangen

September 25, 1926 - February 10, 2016

Helen M. Mangen age 89, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:20 P.M. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Helen was born September 25, 1926 in Piqua, Ohio to the late John Floyd Martin & Edith Mae (Sullenberger) Martin Ellis. Helen is survived by her children, Ann Crumrine & husband, Roger of Bellefontaine, Pat Cochran Smith & husband,...
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Elijah Joseph Grilliot

January 31, 2016 - January 31, 2016

Elijah Joseph Grilliot was stillborn at 2:21 A.M. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Elijah was the infant son of Mark & Kelly (Bacher) Grilliot of Versailles. In addition to his parents, Elijah was also survived by his brother, Lucas Grilliot; sisters, Lilliauna Gilbert, Morgan Gilbert and Serenity Beyer; paternal grandparents, Steven & Theresa Grilliot...
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Dorothy E. Mangen

January 31, 1919 - January 24, 2016

Dorothy E. Mangen age 96, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:53 A.M. on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Brookdale in Greenville. Dorothy was born January 31, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Lewis "Butch" & Dora (Smith) McEldowney. Dorothy is survived by her children, Mary E. Knight of Beavercreek, Edward F. & Sandra Mangen of Beavercreek, William L. & Anne Mangen of Celina,...
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Dolores J. Brown

January 23, 1934 - January 22, 2016

Dolores J. Brown age 81, of Franklin, Indiana and formerly of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:23 P.M. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at her residence. Dolores was born January 23, 1934 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Cecil & Martha (Wright) Swallow. Dolores is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Charles M. Brown whom she married September 7, 1950; children, Toni A. Knapke of...
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Jennifer L. Platfoot

June 13, 1971 - January 21, 2016

Jennifer L. Platfoot age 44, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:50 P.M. on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at her residence. Jennifer was born June 13, 1971 in Greenville, Ohio to Shiela A. (Kaup) Coffield of Versailles and Willard R. & step-mother, Patricia L. Platfoot of Minster. In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her children, Chelsie Platfoot of Versailles, Kaylin Phlipot of...
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Earl R. Mumaw

August 26, 1915 - January 20, 2016

Earl R. Mumaw age 100, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:58 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 peacefully at his residence. Earl was born August 26, 1915 in Versailles, Ohio to the late Leo & Mary Alice (Pequignot) Mumaw. Earl served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Earl was owner and sole proprietor of Mumaw Auto Sales for 54 years. Earl was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in...
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Thomas Edward Schulze

April 25, 1956 - January 16, 2016

Thomas Edward Schulze, age 59, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. He was born on April 25, 1956 in Greenville, Ohio, to Eileen (Drees) Schulze of Versailles, Ohio, and the late Mervin Schulze. In addition to his mother he is survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Jerry & Judy Schulze of Celina, Ohio, Randy &...
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William Donald Sparks

November 12, 1943 - December 25, 2015


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Francis E. Bulcher

February 27, 1918 - December 25, 2015

Francis E. "Frank" Bulcher age 97, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 3:22 P.M. on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Versailles Health Care Center. Francis was born February 27, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Peter & Stella (Goubeaux) Bulcher. Francis is survived by his children, John Bulcher of Greenville, Joan & Larry Roll of Versailles, Carol & Marc Motter of Birmingham, Alabama...
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Joseph C. Goubeaux

September 18, 1938 - December 24, 2015

Joseph C. Goubeaux age 77, of Russia, Ohio passed away at 11:54 A.M. on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at his residence. Joseph was born September 18, 1938 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Martin & Bernadette (Francis) Goubeaux. Joseph is survived by his children, Jerry & Judy Goubeaux of Russia, James & Trudy Goubeaux of Russia, Joyce & George Freisthler of Anna, John & Heather...
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Jean Stover

September 10, 1920 - December 4, 2015

Jean Stover age 95, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:10 A.M. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Versailles Health Care Center. Jean was born September 10, 1920 in Mangum, Oklahoma to the late Thomas Jefferson & Audrey (Ramsey) Gaines. Jean is survived by her children, Barbara Akina of Versailles and Jeff & Kellie Stover of Dublin; grandchildren, David & Christy (Arnold) Akina, Stacy...
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Thelma J. Shade

March 28, 1926 - December 3, 2015

Thelma J. Shade age 89, a longtime resident of Versailles passed away at 12:15 A.M. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Thelma was born March 28, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Leo & Ethel (Simon) McEldowney.Thelma is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, David & Judith (Phlipot) Shade of Los Gatos, California; daughters, Shirley...
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Emily Mary Subler

December 20, 1936 - December 3, 2015

Emily Mary Subler age 78, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away at 10:50 P.M. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at her daughter's residence. Emily was born December 20, 1936 in Shelby County, Ohio to the late August & Mary (Herbert) Barhorst. Emily is survived by her children, Mary Catherine Buckingham of Versailles, Theresa & Terry Haines of Frenchtown, Michael & Bonnie Subler of Yorkshire...
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William J. Baltes

April 13, 1927 - November 27, 2015

William J. Baltes, Jr. age 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Versailles Health Care Center. William was born April 13, 1927 in Darke County to the late William J. & Clara (Bey) Baltes, Sr. William is survived by his children, Alice & Joseph DeMange of Russia, Edie & Jeff Bergman of Ft. Loramie, Barbara & Kenneth Mertz of Versailles,...
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Marybel Weaver

July 17, 1927 - November 16, 2015

Marybel Weaver age 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away on November 16, 2015 peacefully at her home. Marybel was born July 17, 1927 in Willowdell, Ohio to the late Cleo Clyde & Nellie Bernice (Christian) Schlecty. Marybel is survived by son & daughter-in-law, Tim & Kristin Weaver of Versailles; daughters & son-in-law, Jill Brown of Houston, Texas and Beth & Clayton Watkins of...
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Beulah J. Fine

November 8, 1917 - November 7, 2015

Beulah J. Fine, age 97, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:51 AM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on November 8, 1917 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Charles & May (Telfer) Rahm. She is survived by her son & daughter in law: David & Cheryl Fine of Arcanum; daughters & sons in law: Diane & Cliff Sickles of Norton Shores,...
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Luke S. Jutte

July 22, 1926 - November 3, 2015

Luke S. Jutte, age 89, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:05 PM at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio. He was born on July 22, 1926 in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late August & Mary (Moeder) Jutte. He is survived by his wife Betty (Bernholt) Jutte whom he married on September 27, 1952; children and their spouses, Debra (John) Blakeslee of Delaware, Ohio...
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Luther L. Strobel

September 7, 1940 - November 1, 2015

Luther L. "Squeek" Strobel age 75, of North Star, Ohio passed away at 5:15 A.M. on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at his residence. Luther was born September 7, 1940 in Gettysburg, Ohio to the late Louis H. & Izora V. (Bashore) Strobel. Luther is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy A. (Groff) Strobel whom he married June 27, 1964; daughters & sons-in-law, LeAnn & Chuck Heitkamp of North...
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Daryl Lloyd Plessinger

September 6, 1951 - October 28, 2015

Daryl Lloyd "Jesse Owen" Plessinger age 64, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 1:01 P.M. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Daryl was born September 6, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Lloyd A. & Virginia P. (Westerman) Plessinger. Daryl is survived by his wife of 43 years, Diane E. (Schlater) Plessinger whom he married July 10, 1972;...
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Vivian J. Kay

September 5, 1961 - October 27, 2015


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Martha Marie Rismiller

March 31, 1920 - October 14, 2015

Martha Marie Rismiller age 95, of Rossburg, near North Star passed away at 8:41 A.M. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Martha was born March 31, 1920 in Willowdell to the late William & Lydia (Frobe) Schutz. Martha is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Jim & Gayle Rismiller of Rossburg; daughters & sons-in-law, Marilyn & Ed Kramer of...
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Charles Wayne Koch

January 12, 1965 - September 24, 2015

Charles Wayne "Charlie" Koch, age 50, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:45 AM at his residence. He was born on January 12, 1965 in Dayton, Ohio, to Veronica S. (George) Koch of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the late Chester Ralph Koch, Sr. In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Cathy L. (Mummert) Koch of Versailles, whom he married on June 4, 1994;...
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Waldo Lee Fine

July 13, 1921 - September 21, 2015

Waldo Lee Fine, 94 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Monday September 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community. He was born July 13, 1921 in Miami County, Ohio the son of the late Maurice & Mellie (Rudy) Fine. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at Hobart Brothers in Troy for 45 years where he worked as a...
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John Lewis Magoto

December 15, 1936 - September 18, 2015

John Lewis Magoto age 78, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 10:43 P.M. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at his residence. John fought a 6 year battle against Wegner's. John was born December 15, 1936 in Frenchtown to the late Leander & Alma (Bey) Magoto. John is survived by his wife of 57 years, B. Joan (Welker) Magoto whom he married February 24, 1958; sons, Wayne Magoto of Piqua and Bruce...
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Treva M. Shimp

August 9, 1927 - September 17, 2015

Treva M. Shimp age 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:55 P.M. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Treva was born August 9, 1927 in Miami County to the late Harvey & Pearl (Warner) Laughman. Treva is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Nancy & Richard Punches of Bradford; granddaughters, Julie & John Rowe and Lisa & David Zeh; great...
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Stephen James Batty

January 26, 1955 - September 16, 2015


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