Aebi, Stella Catherine (Bufler): (1889 - ____) Native of Darrtown; the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News; circa 1941/1942: "Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Catherine Aebi, who died in her residence, 1101 Walnut Street, will be held Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock in the M. J. Colligan funeral home, 425 Walnut Street, with Rev. H. A. Dickman, pastor of Bethel church officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Aebi was born June 25, 1889, the daughter of Frank S. and Ella (Leonard) Bufler, both late residents of Darrtown. She was married October 14, 1909 to Charles Aebi; he died March 15, 1940. She was a member of the Bethel church and the Ladies' Bible class. Devoted to her home, she was affected deeply by the death of her husband. She leaves a daughter, Mildred, the wife of John Buechner, Jr., Huntsville; three brothers, Benjamin Bufler, Hamilton, Joseph Bufler, R. R. 5, Hamilton, and Richard Bufler, Darrtown; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Grau, Hamilton, Mrs. Guy Dynes, Mrs. Clyde Wagonfield, and Mrs. Stanley Alston, all of Darrtown, and a number of nephews and nieces. One sister, Mrs. William F. Weiss, died February 20, 1935."

 

Alexander, Cliff: Darrtown resident; the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News (1975): Services for Clifford A. Alexander, 61, 304 Marcia Ave., a baseball scout for the Cincinnati Reds, will be Thursday at 2 p. m., in the Webb Funeral Home, 240 Ross Avenue. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery; Visitation 5-8 p.m., Wednesday. The family requests contributions to the Butler County Branch of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Alexander died Monday in Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital. Born in Winchester, Ohio, he was a son of David Clinton and Grace Hunter Alexander. He was educated in the Milford Township schools and Milford High School. He graduated from MIami University in 1937. He married Dorothy M. Buechner on August 9, 1937 in Danville, Va. He was a school teacher and coach, having coached football, basketball, and baseball at Amanda High School in Middletown, Trenton High, Community High School in Cambridge, North College Hill High School and Woodward High School. In 1945, he became a major league scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League during the summer. From 1952-1967, he was a full-time scout with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. Since 1967, he was a scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As a baseball scout, Mr. Alexander was instrumental in signing a number of players, including Sandy Koufax. He also signed a number of the present Reds, including Don Gullet and Will McEnaney. He was a member of the Darrtown Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, Dorothy Alexander, Hamilton; son, Jon A. Alexander, Flint, Mich.; his mother, Mrs. Grace Alexander, Darrtown, sister, Mrs. Walter (Lela) Alston, Darrtown, wife of the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Ryan Alexander, both of Flint.

 

Alexander, Clinton: father of Lela and Clifford Alexander.

 

Alexander, Grace: (1894-1981) Darrtown resident; the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News; April 18, 1981: "Grace H. Alexander was born June 24, 1894 in Winchester, Ohio to William and Martha (Hayes) Hunter. She attended Winchester Public Schools and on March 5, 1909, married David Clinton Alexander. They moved to Darrtown in 1926. Mr. Alexander passed away August 24, 1948. Mrs. Alexander was an active member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church and a former member of the Board of Trustees. She was also a member of the WSCS, the Pythian Sisters, and the Darrtown Garden Club. Mrs. Alexander was survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Lela) Alston of Darrtown; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida Alexander of Otterbein, Ohio; and one brother, Henry Hunter of Williamsburg, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Alexander of Hamilton, Ohio in 1975."

 

Alford, Alvin Elmer: (1902-1960) Darrtown area farmer. According to his obituary (Hamilton Journal News; July, 1960), "Elmer" (as he was known locally) operated grocery stores in Hamilton for 25 years. He purchased the farm on Scott Road (location cited on the NE Darrtown area farm map) where he specialized in polled Hereford cattle. He left his wife Jewell M. (Howard) and a son, Donald.

 

Alford, Alvin Leslie: (1919-2002) This obituary was found at the Alford American Family Association website, which is located at: http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/OHOBIT.htm The website included this statement: [Although Alvin died in MS, we are including his obituary here, because he lived in OH most of his life. It was his last residence, and he is buried there. This obituary is not verbatim.] HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS - Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Wednesday, 20 November 2002 - Alvin L. Alford, 83, of Hamilton, Ohio, died on November 17, 2002, in the Veteran’s Hospital, Biloxi, Mississippi. Funeral services [will be] held at the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Avenue, in Hamilton. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. He was born in Hamilton, on June 4, 1919, the son of Raymond and Anne Belle Abney Alford. He was a 1937 graduate of Milford High School and attended Miami University in Oxford. On October 20, 1945, in St. Peter Church, he married Leota Beer and she preceded him in death on September 28, 1990. Mr. Alford was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the European Theater and was a P.O.W. in Germany. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service having served for 37 years. He was a member of the Optimist International, NARFE, American Legion Post #138, DAV, 11th Armored Thunderbolts Division, and Monkey Mutual Aid Society. Survivors include his three children, Madonna (James) Burke of Fairfield, Jeanice (James) Hill of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Leslie C. Alford of Kokomo, Indiana; and brother of Elmer Alford of Hamilton.

 

Alston, Anna Mae (Bufler): Darrtown resident, 3041 Mulberry Street. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News; October 1987: "Anna Mae Alston was born in Darrtown on May 10, 1901, to Frank and Ella (Leonard) Bufler. She graduated from Darrtown High School. Anna Mae married Stanley “Doc” Alston and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1972. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters. Mrs. Alston was survived by a son, Virgil; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Betty Mae) McCollom; a grandson, Rick Martin II; and a sister, Norma Wagonfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters."

 

Alston, Emmons “Toby”: Darrtown resident; husband of Lenora Alston, father of Walter “Smokey” Alston.

 

Alston, Lenora: Darrtown resident; wife of Emmons Alston; mother of Walter “Smokey” Alston.

 

Alston, Stanley “Doc”: (Died December 27, 1972) Darrtown resident; 40 year employee of Ford Motor Co. - retired in 1962; former Butler County Democratic Central Committee chairman and Milford Township Trustee; son of Montgomery and Addie (Wallace) Alston; husband of Anna Mae (Bufler) Alston (married in 1920), father of Virgil S. Alston and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Martin; brother of Emmons Alston and Mrs. Anna (Alston) Stumpf; and uncle of Walter Alston.

 

Alston, Virgil: From the Hamilton Journal News, Monday, September 24, 1973; Virgil S. Alston, 52, 3041 Mulberry, Darrtown, died at 10 a.m., Sunday, in McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. He was born near Darrtown, a son of Stanley M. and Anna Mae (Bufler) Alston, and was a graduate of Milford Township High School. Mr. Alston was a graduate of Miami University, where he was a member of the track team. Mr. Alston was a veteran of World War II. He was a a teacher and director of commercial art at the Central Academy of Commercial Art, Cincinnati. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna Mae Alston, Darrtown; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Martin, Darrtown; and one nephew, Rick Martin, Darrtown. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Marshall-Smith Funeral Home, Oxford. Burial will be in the Darrtown Cemetery, Darrtown. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday. For more information, see Biography - Alston, Virgil.

 

Alston, Walter: Darrtown resident, professional baseball player and manager. Managed the Brooklyn and Los Angles Dodgers for 23 years; selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. For more information, see Biography - Alston, Walter.

 

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Baecker, Christine Louise: (1944-2014) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News on April 3, 2014: BAECKER, Christine Louise Was born December 23, 1944 and passed from this life April 1, 2014. Christine was the daughter of Frederick P. Baecker and Norma M. Johnson Baecker Moore. Chris is survived by a sister Marlene K. Baecker of Hamilton; sister-in-law Jeannie (Dale) Baecker of Pasadena, CA. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Melanie (Robert) Ruggles and Bill (Paula) Brown both of Seattle WA, Greg (Martha) Brown of El Mirage AZ, Leah (Jim) Clark of Dayton OH, Keith Baecker of Columbus OH, Lisa Clevenger of Vancouver WA, Andrea (George) Liera of Fontana CA, Kimberly (Chris) Henry and Stephen Baecker of Pasadena CA; also surviving uncles Warren and Harold Baecker and Aunt Naomi Parker of Sierra Madre CA; Chris had numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Chris graduated from Talawanda High School in 1962 and became a flight attendant at United Airlines for 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, painting and traveling with her best friend, Irene Young and others. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents Ella and George Baecker and Harry and Ola Mae Johnson and brothers Ronald and Dale Baecker. Services will be held at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 4411 Smokey Alston Hwy, Darrtown OH at 1030AM Friday April 4, 2014 with burial to follow at a later date at Darrtown Cemetery. Pastor Jim O'Brien of the Church of God Cincinnati will officiate, with a luncheon to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave, Hamilton OH 45013. www.avancefuneralhome.com

 

Baumann, Lawrence W.: (1918-2009) farmer, first farm on south side of Scott Road (former Kyger property), east of Darrtown; husband of Marcella; father of Janet, Dale, Karen, and Pam Baumann. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News; April 26, 2009: "BAUMANN, Lawrence W. age 90, of Darrtown, passed away Saturday morning, April 25, 2009, at Woodland Country Manor in Somerville. He was born May 28, 1918 in Mt. Healthy, Ohio, the son of Frank William and Carrie Christine (Stephan) Baumann. He married Marcella Mae Schraub on July 24, 1939, and she preceded him in death in 2000. Lawrence was in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 serving one tour of duty in the Pacific. He was a long time local farmer and welder; he worked at Mosler Safe Company, Hamilton Welding, Die Economation and Ace Machine, retiring in 1983. Lawrence loved gardening, sitting on his porch and waving at his neighbors, telling stories and making people smile. But, his greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by four children, Janet (Paul) Jewell, Karen (Jim) Meador, Dale (Deborah) Baumann, Pamela (Kenny) Russell; thirteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; a brother, Lester Baumann; and many friends. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 am. Burial will be in the Darrtown Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Woodland Country Manor, 4166 Somerville Rd., Somerville, OH 45064 or to the Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund, co/ Union County Foundation, Rt. 44, Liberty, IN 47353"

 

Baumann, Marcella M.: (1920-2000) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News: Marcella Mae Baumann, 80, of Darrtown, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 4, 2000, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born on March 1, 1920, in Middletown, the daughter of Earl and Hazel (Schmidt) Schraub. On July 24, 1939, she married Lawrence Baumann at her home between West Elkton and Jacksonburg and in 1946 they moved to Darrtown. She is a lifelong resident of Butler County. She had many interests including cooking, sewing and gardening. She was also very musically talented, playing the violin, clarinet and piano. But, her most precious pastime was spending time with all her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church and a past member of the Ladies Aid Society. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence W. Baumann of Darrtown; one son, Dale Baumann and wife, Deborah, also of Darrtown; three daughters, Janet Jewell and husband Paul of College Corner; Karen Meador and husband, Jim, and Pam Russell and husband, Ken, all of Darrtown; 11 grandchildren, one step-grandson and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Schraub and wife, Christin, Henry Schraub and wife Gladys, both of Middletown; a sister, Norma Grimme and husband Herschel of Liberty, Ind., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick. ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, 101 West Church St., Oxford. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Darrtown Cemetery. MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Union County Foundation, Liberty, Ind. 45353 or the Darrtown United Methodist Church.

 

Betz, Bobby: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26

 

Bowling, Barbara: Darrtown resident, sister of Sandy.

 

Bowling, Sandy: Darrtown resident, sister of Barbara.

 

Bowman, Marie: wife of Bob Bowman

 

Bowman, James “Jimmy”: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the right.

 

Bowman, James Jr.: (1926-2012) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News July 16, 2012: BOWMAN, Jr., James age 86 of Hamilton passed away at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 6:05 AM. He was born in Camden on June 21, 1926 the son of James Sr. and Etta (Staton) Bowman. James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII and was employed in maintenance at Western States Machine Company. He is survived by children, Rick Bowman, Jimmy Bowman, Donna Hueslman, and Sheila Huckey; his life partner and caretaker, Elaine Runyon; sister, Ruby Dalton; and grandson, Michael Hueslman. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Kathleen Lytle, Helen Bowlinger, Goldie Holland, Bob Bowman, Dorothy Adams, Juanita Pierson, and Irene Rymen. Visitation will be 1pm until time of funeral service (3pm), Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue. Burial will follow in Darrtown Cemetery. www.browndawsonflick.com

 

Bowman, Robert “Bob”: farmer, Schollenbarger Road, west of Darrtown; husband of Marie Bowman.

 

Bradbury, Jean: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 1, 1925-26 [Married Charles Witherby].

 

Bradbury, John: (1911-1980) farmer, Scott Road, east of Darrtown; The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "John H. Bradbury was born on the farm where he lived all his life. John was the son of Harry G. and Naomi (Brown) Bradbury. He graduated from the Darrtown High School and attended Ohio State University. John was a member of the Butler County Farm Bureau and the Milford Township Livestock Protective Association. In 1938, John married Mabel Ihle. John was survived by his wife, Mabel; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Beverly) Tindall of Stockton, New Jersey; one son, Dr. John G. Bradbury of Camden, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and three sisters: Mrs. Josephine Iwig of Trenton, Ohio; Mrs. Charles (Gustabel) Friend of Gratis, Ohio; and Mrs. Charles (Jean) Witherby of Darrtown." See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row.

 

Bradbury, Mabel: area resident; teacher at Collinsville school; wife of John; mother of John and Beverly.

 

Brinesfield, Mary Ann: The following appeared in the The Republican-News - Saturday, February 15, 1919 - page 5: Mrs. Mary Ann Brinesfield died at her home in Darrtown yesterday of general debility, aged 70 years. Her husband died some time ago, and in addition to five children, Clara, Frank, William, and Frederick Brinesfield of Darrtown, and Oren Brinesfield of Goldfield, Nevada, she is survived by many other relatives. She was a member of the Lutheran church of Darrtown, and had lived in the village - nearly all of her life, and where she is well known and highly respected. The funeral will take place from the house, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m., with burial in the Darrtown cemetery.

 

Brown, Carolyn: see photo; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26

 

Brincefield, Frances Emily: (1868-1941): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: Miss Frances Emily Brincefield, well known resident of Darrtown, died of heart disease at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning, after a short illness. She was born in Preble County, near West Alexandria, on January 30, 1868, the daughter of William and Mary Ann Perrine Brincefield. She was a dressmaker for many years in Darrtown. She leaves three brothers: Fred Brincefield of Hamilton, William J. Brincefield of Darrtown, and Oren Brincefield of Goldfield, Nevada; and one sister, Clara Brincefield of Darrtown. She was a member of the Darrtown Lutheran church, where funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Richard Rossmussen, pastor. Friends may call at the residence Monday afternoon and evening. Burial will be in the Darrtown cemetery.

 

Brooks, Audrey Evelyn: The following obituary was published in the Hamilton Journal-News from 3/31/2010 - 4/2/2010 - Audrey Brooks, age 93, of Hamilton, Ohio died Sunday March 28, 2010 at 12:20 p.m. at Westover Retirement Community. She was born on June 15, 1916, in Wayne County, Indiana the daughter of Robert N. and Opha Mae (McGrew) Marlatt. She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1934. On June 30, 1935 in Hagerstown, Indiana she married Lester N. Brooks and he preceded her in death on January 3, 1996. She was employed at Miami University as a resident hall manager for 16 years retiring in 1978. She was a member of Darrtown United Methodist Church and lifetime member of the Pythian Sisters. She is survived by her children Linda (George) Stegmeir, William (Barbara) Brooks, Phyllis (Mike) Flick and Penelope Welz; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson and 8 sisters and brothers. Funeral Services will be Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Smith-Ogle Funeral Home 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH. Burial in Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Remembrances may be sent to Darrtown United Methodist Church, Westover Employees Assistance Fund or VITAS Hospice in her memory.

 

Bufler, Addie (Baecker): Darrtown resident; wife of Frank; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Baecker of Talawanda.

 

Bufler, Bessie Irene (Shears): (1888-1964) Darrtown resident; the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Bessie Bufler was born in Oxford on September 6, 1888, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Fulmer) Shears. She attended school in Darrtown and married William K. Bufler on September 9, 1910. They lived their entire married lifetime in the Darrtown community, where Mr. Bufler operated a watch-repair store for 45 years. Mrs. Bufler was a life-long member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Darrtown. She leaves her husband; two daughters: Mrs. Eldon (Helen) Betz of Hamilton and Mrs. Don (Corrine) Amiot of Darrtown; two sons: Vernon Bufler and Dale Bufler, both of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren, two great- grandchildren; a brother, Ellis Shears of Evansville, Indiana; other relatives, and many friends. She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Mrs. Essie Hansel, and another sister, Mrs. Elmar Wheeler. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Darrtown. Pallbearers will be Warren Hansel, Harry Ogle, Robert Mainous, George Hansel, Glenn Moore, and Fred Popst."

 

Bufler, Dale Eugene: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the right.

 

Bufler, Frank: Darrtown resident, husband of Addie

 

Bufler, Hazel (Talbert): (1903-1970) Darrtown resident; the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Hazel was born in Bluffton, Indiana; daughter of Pierson and Mary Hurm Talbert; graduate of Shandon High School in Butler County; member of the Darrtown Lutheran Church; President of the Women’s Society of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church; survived by her husband, Richard; son, Ray T. Bufler, daughters, Mrs. Ben (Mary Ellen) Barbour and Mrs. George (Faye) Thome; seven grandchildren; a brother, Earl Talbert and a sister, Mrs. Earl Stitzel. Mrs. Bufler was preceded in death by a son, Richard Bufler, Jr."

 

Bufler, Jeffrey: (1960-2010) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal - May, 2010: Bufler, Jeffrey, age 50, of Hamilton died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Hamiltion on January 8, 1960 the son of Ray and Doris (Abrams) Bufler. He was employed as a siding applicator for Ferris Siding for the past 25 years. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bufler; a daughter, Tracy Hacker and husband Greg; a brother, Rodney Bufler (Vicki Smith) all of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Bryn Hacker, Gregory Hacker, and Bethany Hacker; a niece, Jennifer Bufler, and close friend, Gary Richardson and family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd., with Pastor Daniel Snider officiating. Burial will be in Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m.

 

Bufler, Joseph L.: (1892-1973) Darrtown area resident (2765 Darrtown Road); farmer; reared and educated in Darrtown; husband of Maurene (Gillespie) Bufler; father of June Ann Bufler; brother of Richard Bufler, Ben Bufler, Anna Mae (Mrs. Stanley) Alston, Norma (Mrs. Clyde) Wagonfield, Mary (Mrs. Guy) Dynes, Gertrude (Mrs. Joe) Grau, Frances (Mrs. William) Weiss, and Stella (Mrs Charles) Aebi.

 

Bufler, Marjorie A. (Durbin): (1928-2010) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal - May, 2010: Bufler, Marjorie A. age 81 of Hamilton passed away at her residence with her family present on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 5:15 AM. She was born in Hamilton on September 28, 1928 the daughter of Andronicus and Emma (Tipton) Durbin. Marjorie was a 1946 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She was employed for the Atomic Energy Commission from 1952-1953 and as a file specialist at Ohio Casualty for 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church . On February 3, 1951 in Hamiltion she married Dale E. Bufler. Sh is survived by her husband, Dale E. Bufler of Hamilton, four children, Victoria Lynn (John) Wolpert of Hanover Township, Thomas Joe (Tracy) Bufler of Darrtown, Marcia Ann (Matt) Kornau of Liberty Township, and Jeffrey Todd Bufler of Hamilton; three brothers, Merle Durbin of Harrison, Ohio, Pat (Carole) Durbin of Hanover Township, and Andy Durbin of Fairfield; four sisters, Kathleen Brinkman of Fairfield, Jean Kiwala of Parma, Ohio, Carolyn (Phil) Ohlinger of Seven Mile, and Delina Mistler of Hamilton; nine grandchildren, Jared and Justin Wolpert, Trevor and Travis Bufler, Jill, Sam, and Chloe Kornau, and Morgan and Madison Bufler; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Michael, Thomas, and Richard Durbin; and two sisters, Dorothy Durbin and Rose Minor. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of Peace Church, 2550 Millville Avenue, on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM with Father Jeffrey Bacon, Celebrant. Visitation will be held Tuesday at Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Cremation will follow and private internment will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Harry Davin and staff for many years of dedicated professional care and to Hospice of Cincinnati for the comfort care in the final hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, American Cancer Society, Queen of Peace Church, or the charities of one's choice.

 

Bufler, Maurene (Gillespie): 1897-1984) Darrtown area resident; The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Maurene was born in Butler County, Ohio, a daughter of Allen and Anna (Roll) Gillespie. On June 7, 1922, she married Joseph Bufler (who passed away in January 1973). Mrs. Bufler was a member of the Hanover Grange and the McGonigle-Millville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bufler was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fred (June Ann) Hutzelman and son-in-law, Fred of Hamilton; three grandsons, Dale, Robert, and Gene Hutzelman; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Marjorie Gillespie of Oxford, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a brother, Huber Gillespie."

 

Bufler, Richard "Dick": Darrtown resident; husband of Hazel; father of Ray, Faye, and Mary Ellen.

 

Bufler, Vernon: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row.

 

Butterfield, Mark G., Jr.: The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News: Butterfield, Mark G. Jr., Age 65, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Fort Hamilton Hospital. He was born in Darrtown on January 7, 1947, the son of Mark G. and Catherine Slezak Butterfield. He was a 1965 graduate of Taft High School and attended Miami University and the University of Cincinnati. He married Carla Chizmadia on December 31, 1990, in Hamilton. He was employed as a machinist for the U. S. Playing Card Co., in Norwood and retired in 2009, after 40 years of service. He was the Associate Manager of the Greater Cincinnati Bowling Association. He was nominated in 2012 t the Greater Hamilton Bowling Association's Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Carla; two daughters, Heather Paolello and husband, Bill of Kissimmee, Florida and Laura Butterfield of Hamilton; two sons, Brian Butterfield of Hamilton and Mark G. Butterfield III of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two stepchildren, Marcus Ruli of Los Angeles, California and Bryne Wheeler and husband, Thomas of Cincinnati; one granddaughter, Juleah Butterfield of Bradenton, Florida, and many close friends. There was no visitation or service, as per the request of the deceased. Private viewing was held for the family. Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com

 

Campbell, Marie: Darrtown resident; mother of Barbara, Gail, and Donnie Campbell.

 

Circle, Freda (Adkins): Age 85, of Somerville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Woodland Country Manor, Somerville. She was born on Febraury 14, 1929 in Oak Hill, Ohio, the daughter of Fenzie and Jessie Adkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Circle on July 20, 1997. George and Freda were married in Charleston, Missouri on April 15, 1951 and enjoyed 47 ½ years of marriage. Freda retired from the Talawanda School District in 1988 after 31 years, where she had been a secretary for Somerville School, Marie Schmidt Elementary School and McGuffey School in Oxford. Freda is survived by her son, Fenzie Randall (Karen) Circle, Ellettsville, Indiana and daughter in law, Donna Circle, Somerville; five beautiful grandchildren, Sherri (Travis) Bowling, Amy (Steve) McIntosh, Jamie (Bill) Dougherty, Jason Circle and Heather (Jeremy) Vehslage; eighteen great grandchildren, Austin, Maci, Sophie, Sydney, Abby, Khloe, Madilynn, Rylee, William, Lillian, Alexis, Paige, Trinity, Kaitlyn, Dakota, Skyler, Ezra and Shiloh; many nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and relatives and her card buddies, Wanda Hammel, Jane Apfeld and Carolyn Garnett. Special thanks to Ashley Schmidt, Tina Flaig, Gail Toney, Fred Russell and all her caregivers. She was preceded in death by her son, David Jay Circle on December 21, 2013. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. Burial will be in Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hamilton/obituary.aspx?n=freda-circle-adkins&pid=171496459&fhid=15767#sthash.zGEjP8JQ.dpuf

 

Clark, Dean: (1898-1963) Darrtown area farmer (2810 Oxford Middletown Road); The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Dean Clark was born in Dalton, Illinois on August 18, 1898, a son of Alfred and Clara (Kirkbride) Clark. At an early age, the family moved to Mansfield, Illinois, where Dean attended school. Mr. Clark married Thelma Buhi on August 22, 1925 and they resided in Milford Township all of their married life. Mr. Clark was survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Clark; two sons: William Clark of Somerville and Donald Clark of Hamilton; one daughter, Miss Susan Clark of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren."

 

Clark, William: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the right.

 

Colgate, Homer: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row.

 

Collins, John "Junior": The following obituary was provided by John A. Collins, son of John "Junior" Collins on April 13, 2017: "John Collins “Junior”, 81, surrounded by his family, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on April 9, 2017.  John was born in Spurlock, Kentucky on August 26, 1935 to John Collins and Tillie Marie Williams. John grew up in Butler County, Ohio and attended Stewart high school in Oxford, Ohio.  He moved to Arizona in 1957 and began working at Master plating as a supervisor.  After a short time he met Bob Wilkinson and they started Collins Metal Finishing in 1968 with a $2,000 investment.  He grew the company and his sons worked for him over many years.  Collins Metal Finishing survives today co-managed by his older son Mike. John was described by his friends as a natural born leader and always willing to help when called upon.    He is a believer in Christ and was baptized later in life.   He was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church.  He enjoyed meeting with a small group of men from his church for lunch. He was also a very strong supporter for military veterans. His interests included family and friends, baseball, basketball, softball, and horseshoes earning many awards.  He coached for over twenty years at different levels of baseball through the years, Little League, Pony League, and American Legion.  He always consider the players of his teams his own.  His Pony league team in 1970, 1974, and 1977 won the state championship and continued on the to the Western  Regionals, and he often took teams to Mexico to compete.  His favorite place in this world was his cabin in Heber, AZ where he loved to get together with family and friends, walk his cherished dogs and play a mean game of Gin Rummy.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife to locations abroad and across the United States where they visited historical locations.  John enjoyed reading and learning about our Nation’s great history, and could recite all of the Presidents and many significant events in our Nation’s history up to his passing.  He had a great skill in debating with his family and he usually he won (lol). John is survived by his Sisters Marie Newman, Verna Mae Azbill, Clara Sue Gonzales, brother Russell Collins, and his children who adored him; Mike (Terry), John (Juanita), Tommy (Lori), Jim (Trisha); daughters, Barbara (Mark), Pam (Fred), Lori, stepsons Tommy (Stacey) and Ricky; twenty adoring Grandchildren and fifteen Great Grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his loving wife Linda, Parents, John Collins, and Tillie Nolan-Williams, Brothers, SSG Billy Jean Collins, Roger “David” Williams and Sister, Joyce McCullough. A funeral service is scheduled for April 14, 2017." --- See photo; Organizations/Page 2/Darrtown Purple Skunks Baseball Team.

 

Collins, William "Billy": See photo; Organizations/Page 2/Darrtown Purple Skunks Baseball Team.

 

Coombs, JoAnn (Jewell): age 78, passed away on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at Hospice of Hamilton. She was the daughter of Paul M. and Myrtle C. Jewell. JoAnn married her high school sweetheart, William J. Coombs on January 22, 1955 at the Queen of Peace Church in Millville, Ohio. She was a graduate of The McGuffey School in Oxford in 1953. JoAnn worked at the Somerville National Bank for 38 years, retiring after her husband retired from the Ford Motor Company. JoAnn was a loving mother to Dr. Vicki Coombs of Parkton, Maryland; Kristi Coombs of Oviedo, Florida; and Stephen Coombs (Melody Halcomb) of Altoona, Pennsylvania. She is survived by two grandchildren: Tom (Amy) Coombs and Jaymie (Sean) Dickson. She loved being a great grandmother to Mackenzie Dickson, Braylen Coombs and Adalynn Coombs. JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Paul L. Jewell and George K. Jewell and one sister, Melva Ward. She leaves behind her sister Donna (Shawn) Gallagher, brother-in-laws Richard (Betty) Coombs and Jack Coombs, and sister-in-law Jan Jewell. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews. JoAnn was a 50 year member of the Pythian Sisters and a 73 year member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church were she served many roles including Treasurer and Sunday School teacher. The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses, and staff at McCullough Hyde and Fort Hamilton Hospitals, Hospice of Hamilton, and the many in-home care providers, for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut Street, Oxford, Ohio, 45056. Visitation will be held at the Ogle-Paul R. Young Funeral Home in Oxford, Ohio on Monday June 30th from 10 AM- 12 noon. Funeral service will immediately follow the visitation with burial at Darrtown Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hamilton/obituary.aspx?n=joann-coombs-jewell&pid=171523211&fhid=18330#sthash.ctRA5scX.dpuf

 

Cox, Howard: Son of Ishmail and Louise Cox; see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1929-30

 

Cox, Ishmail “Ish” and/or “Coxie”: Darrtown resident; husband of Louise Cox and father of Howard Cox.

 

Cox, Louise: Darrtown resident; wife of Ishmail Cox and mother of Howard Cox.

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