Hacker, Luther: Darrtown resident; husband of Nora; father of Carl, Mary Rose, and Terri.

 

Hacker, Nora: Darrtown resident; wife of Luther; mother of Carl, Mary Rose, and Terri.

 

Hagan, Mrs.: Webmaster Note: The following obituary, which appeared in the Hamilton Evening News, April 29, 1921, did not include Mrs. Hagan's first name, nor the date of her death or burial. The dates that appear with question marks were calculated from the date that the newspaper was published. Mrs. Cliff Hagen, who died at her home in Hamilton on Friday morning, was buried in the Darrtown cemetery on Tuesday. Mrs. Hagen was the daughter of Fred and Alvira Wyckoff Abry, who passed away several years ago. The greater part of her life was spent in this village and she and her husband were the first rural mail carriers in this vicinity. At the time, the mail was brought to the post office in the village from the office at Oxford and later in the day was delivered at the farmers' homes. Mrs. Hagen is survived by her husband, three children, Fred and Cecil Hagen and Mrs. Edna Connell, and one brother, Samuel T. Abry of Port Neches, Texas. All were present for the funeral. The friends of the family in this community extend their sympathy to them.

 

Hageman, Jessie L.: (1915-1990) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News: Jessie L. Hageman, age 75, of 10091 Oak Circle, Lakeview, Ohio, died Thursday, June14, 1990 at 8:04 p.m. in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio. She was born in Seven Mile, Ohio on May 31, 1915, the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Reese) Lindley. On June 9, 1934, she was married to Harry L. Hageman. She was a housewife/homemaker. Mrs. Hageman was a member of Indian Lake Eagles No. 3614 Auxiliary, the Women’s Club, Russells Point, Ohio, and Indian Lake Senior Citizens. She is survived by her husband, Harry L. Hageman; two sons, Robert L. Hageman, of San Jose, California and James L. Hageman, of Frankford, Kentucky; four grandchildren; three brothers, Albert and Leroy, both of Hamilton, Ohio and William Lindley, of Ft. Pierce, Florida. Memorial services were held at Indian Lake Community Church, Russells Point, Ohio on Monday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John B. Ellington, Jr. officiating. Cremation was held. Cremains will be interred at a later date at Sunset Memory Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

 

Hammel, Howard H.: (1950-2006) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News: Howard Hugh Hammel, age 55, of Seven Mile, died on Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Ft. Hamilton Hospital. Howard was born in Hamilton on November 22, 1950, and was a 1969 graduate of Talawanda High School. On July 17, 1992, in Hamilton, Howard married Kaye Arnold. He was employed with Spurlino Materials and previously was employed for 20 years with Butler Landmark. He had a passion for his farm and people. Howard is survived by his wife, Kaye of Seven Mile; his parents, Wanda Hammel of Somerville and Hal and Martha Hammel of Hamilton; daughter, Julie Harris and her husband John; son, Mike Green and his wife Lauren; and grandson, John "Buddy" Harris, all of Hamilton; sisters and brother, Barbara Hammel of Cincinnati, Brenda Jones and her husband Wally of Cincinnati, Bobby Arnold and his wife Darla of Hamilton, Cathy Erb and her husband Danny of Hamilton, and Cindy Carter and her husband Dennis of Hamilton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jim and Jean Arnold of Hamilton; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles; a host of other friends and relatives; and two dogs, "Snow" and "Patsy". Howard was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and Alma Hammel and Perry and Leora Steward. Funeral services will be held at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South "D" Street, Hamilton, at 10am on Thursday, July 27, 2006, with Pastor Edwin Beck officiating. Interment will follow at Darrtown Cemetery. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday from 4-8pm at the funeral home.

 

Hansel, George: (1919-1992) farmer, Rt. 73, east of Rt. 177. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "George Hansel was born in Milford Township on March 27, 1919 to Charles (“Bud”) and Essie (Shears) Hansel. George graduated from Milford Township Schools (Darrtown High School); he retired from a lifetime of farming in 1984 and after 22 years he retired as a Talawanda School bus driver. George was a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythian, a 38-year Board of Trustees member of the Butler Rural Electric Cooperative and a Farm Bureau and Soil Conservation District member. He was also a member of the Darrtown Methodist Church and held the office of Treasurer of over 30 years. George was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Minva (Murphy) Hansel. George was survived by his wife, Jean (Ratliff) Hansel; two daughters: Patricia Oelrich of Willoughby, Ohio Myra Beckett of Oxford, Ohio; two sons: Randy Hansel of Oxford and Corby Hansel and his wife, Caren of Hamilton; one brother, Warren Hansel of Darrtown; a step-sister, Helen (McVicker) Manser of Mishawaka, Indiana; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; four nieces, five nephews, and many friends." see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 1, 1925-26

 

Hansel, Irene (Taylor): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News - March 20, 2012: HANSEL, Ella Irene 89, passed away March 18 surrounded by family in her home. She was born March 7th, 1923 in New Haven, Ohio to Walter and Oris Taylor and attended Milford Township and Seven Mile Schools. Ella married Warren C. Hansel August 13, 1940. She was a member of Darrtown United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher as well as a choir member. She was active in many community organizations and was employed by Miami University for many years. She is survived by four sons; Richard and Dee Hansel, Ronnie and Debbie Hansel, Raymond and Nancy Hansel, Jimmy and Mollie Hansel, four daughters; Judy and Darrell Starnes, Sally Hansel, Sue and Tom Ferris, Mary and Chris Wyant, daughters-in-law Sharon Hansel and Sandy Hansel Palechek, two sisters-in-law, twenty grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and many loving friends including her beloved caregiver Nancy Taggert. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Hansel, sons; Jack and Charlie Hansel, brothers; Homer and Bill Taylor, sister Edythe Chadwell, and parents Walter and Oris Taylor. Visitation will be Thursday March 22 at Darrtown United Methodist Church from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Friday March 23 at 10:30 am at Darrtown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hansel will be laid to rest in the Darrtown Cemetery immediately following funeral services. Services will be officiated by Reverend Edwin Beck. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Darrtown United Methodist Church, Alzheimers Research, or Milford Township Fire Department. The Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.smithoglefuneralhome.com

 

Hansel, Nellie: (The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News; circa mid-1930's) "Mrs. Nellie N. Hansel, age 79, succumbed to a long illness of complications Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Mrs. Hansel was the daughter of John and Henrietta Kyger Nichols, pioneer residents of Darrtown. She was united in marriage in 1880 with George Hansel who died November 6, 1922. Two children, a son, Charles Hansel, now living in Darrtown and a daughter, Mrs. Frank McVicker, who died September 20, 1918, were born to the union. Mrs. Hansel was a graduate of old Oxford College and on the fiftieth anniversary of her graduation was honored by the school. She was a member of John Riley chapter, D.A.R. of Hamilton and the Darrtown M.E. Ladies Aid society, of which she was president for many years. Besides the son, Charles Hansel, two grandsons, George W. Hansel and Warren C. Hansel, whom she had reared since the death of their mother, November 2, 1923, survive."

 

Hansel, Ronald "Ronnie" S.:  The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News - September 24, 2015. Age 61, of Eaton, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, September 21, 2015. He was born December 29, 1953, the son of Irene (Taylor) and Warren C. Hansel. Ronnie graduated from Talawanda High School and then worked as a Master Plumber for 31 years at Miami University. After retiring Ronnie worked on the road crew for Milford Township. Ronnie loved going to ballgames, gardening, working in the yard and spending time with his beloved dogs. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Debbie, sons, Chuck (Staci) Hansel and Craig (Kelly) Hansel, step-sons, Jason and David Broshear and step-daughter Heather Cox (Gary); grandchildren Ella, Ainsley, Avery, soon to be Emma, Payton, Lydia, Brittany, Brianna, Donavan and Brendan; brothers, Richard (Dee) Hansel, Raymond (Nancy) Hansel, Jimmy (Mollie) Hansel; sisters, Judy (Darrell) Starnes, Sally Hansel, Sue (Tom) Ferris, Mary (Chris) Wyant; sisters-in-law, Sharon Hansel and Sandy Hansel Palechek; many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Charlie and Jack Hansel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Milford Township. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 25 at the Ogle-Paul R. Young Funeral Home, Oxford. Funeral services wil be held Saturday, September 26, 10:30 am at Darrtown United Methodist Church. Ronnie will be laid to rest in the Darrtown Cemetery following funeral services. Condolences may be made on line at www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com

 

Hansel, Warren: farmer, Rt. 177, north of Rt. 73; husband of Irene; father of Jack, Charlie, Judy, Raymond, Richard, Sally, Jimmy, Mary, Ronnie, and Sue. see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the left.

 

Harris, Dorothy: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 3, 1925-26

 

Harris, Dwight: Darrtown-area resident; The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton-Journal News: HARRIS, Dwight R. 92, an Ohio farm leader & conservationist of Bexley & Milford Twp., died Thurs., Aug. 26, at OSU Ross Heart Hospital, having struggled with a broken heart for more than a year after the death of his beloved wife of fifty years, Norma Jean Brodbelt, whom he married in 1959. Dwight was born Aug. 10, 1918 to James & Nelle Harris on Sunnyside Farm in Milford Twp. & his entire life he farmed this Ohio Century Farm, established by his grandfather Charles Krebs, a Civil War veteran. Dwight's other grandfather Joseph Harris was also a Civil War veteran & farmer, a Wittenberg trustee & a grandson of the early Ohio pioneer Joseph Harris, whose descendants have met for over 100 years in annual reunions. An acclaimed relative, Ohio Governor Andrew L. Harris, commanded a brigade at Gettysburg & was Ohio's "farmer statesman". Dwight affectionately called his five children "schnikelfritzes" and all survive him, incl. D. Richard Harris, II & Heidi Ganss Harris of Boston, Rhoda Jean Harris & James M. Irwin of Short Hills, NJ, Melinda Beth Harris & Brian D. Rance of Manhattan, James Brodbelt Harris of Columbus & Mary Christine Harris of San Jose, CA. Six grandsons gave him joy and survive: Carrick Harris Irwin, Jarrod McCain Irwin, Quinton James Irwin, Alexander Ganss Harris, Benjamin Read Harris & William Edward Rance. His wife's sister Marguerite Brodbelt Rusk & sister in law Shirley Brodbelt and many relatives also survive. Dwight's close-knit siblings predeceased him, incl. James & Irene Harris & Mary & Harve Requarth of Dayton & Robert & Marliee Harris of Oxford. Valedictorian and an early graduate of Milford Twp High, Dwight graduated in 1939 from Miami, a fourth generation alumnus and a distant nephew of James McBride, a founding father of Hamilton and Miami. Dwight taught conservation & history at McGuffey, Poasttown & Ross High. During World War II, Dwight joined the Army Air Corps Psychological Research Units #1 & 6 at Maxwell & Keesler Fields to select & train airmen, including the Tuskegee Airmen. Then, he was honorably discharged to take care of his ailing parents & farm. Dwight was elected Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, Butler County Farm Bureau President, chair of the county's Agriculture & Rural Long Range Planning councils & he became a well known agriculture instructor to veterans under the GI bill. Dwight spent half his life in Milford Twp. & played an active role in the county, Lutheran church & YMCA, representing Ohio & then America on the international committee of the World's Alliance of YMCAs, and then as a delegate to the 1st World Council of Churches assembly (Amsterdam), the 2nd World Conference of Christian Youth (Oslo) & 8 world YMCA & ecumenical assemblies in Ljungskile, Edinburgh, Nyborg Strand, Dassel, & Geneva. In 1950, Dwight served as a UN observer examining food & diet of Baltic refugees in displaced persons camps in occupied Germany. In 1957, the USDA hired Dwight to specialize in farm & conservation programs in Columbus. In 1969, Secretary of Agriculture Hardin appointed Dwight as Ohio's Executive Director of the Federal farm agency, the Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Service (ASCS) & Dwight later served as acting Director, incl. during part of the Reagan administration. In 1991, Dwight shared the ASCS's highest honor, the Administrator Award, for knowledge of & service to agriculture. He was President of Ohio's ASCS retirees for many years. In 1956, Congressman Schenk had praised Dwight in the Congressional Record for his early advocacy of conservation reserves & soil banks. By 1973, Dwight had proposed merging USDA offices into "one stop service centers" & in 1976 he authored a management study on the topic & was pleased to see the farm agency's reinvention by retirement in 1994.

    An obituary for Dwight Harris was found also found in the online version of the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, which contained all the information that appears in the above (Hamilton Journal News), PLUS the following: "In 2007, Butler Soil & Water Conservation District named Dwight the Outstanding Cooperator for "outstanding long term accomplishment in the conservation of soil, water and related resources." His personal contributions to conservation started in the '30's with early SCS cooperative agreements and led to a 1950's Pioneer Conservation award and recognition in 1966 for an early adoption of conservation tillage. He was an officer for the Soil Conservation Society of America and Ohio Soil & Water Conservation Society. Dwight was a 7th generation Miami Valley farmer with a handful of pioneer ancestors who served in the Revolution, including Judge Robert Lytle who named Milford Twp. and John McCain who farmed at Ft. Washington, now downtown Cincinnati. With Jean's help, Dwight expanded and conserved his farmland, renovated a one-room schoolhouse, farmhouses, and pioneer barns and personally built several barns from hand-hewn lumber. Dwight loved "tickling the ivories", winning awards playing piano as a boy in Cincinnati recitals and recently at a Capitol Theater concert, playing his favorite by Liszt, Liebestraum. Dwight composed two songs that he played daily. An elder at St. Matthew's and Christ Lutheran, he helped co-found Miami Lutheran Students' Assoc. which became Oxford's Faith Lutheran. Dwight led Bexley's Kiwanis and joined its Berwick club. When young, he was Butler Co. Rural Youth president and counseled campers at YMCA Camp Gard in Hamilton, earning a caricature by friend Bob McCloskey and a nickname of "Duke" for his big band piano playing. Honored with a State FFA Degree, he was a 75 year Grange member, lifelong 4-H member and leader and a member of Oxford Farmer's Club, Ohio Ag Council, Farmer's Union, several farm co-ops and a speaker on agriculture or history at clubs, on the radio and TV. To family and social invitations, he joyfully replied "I'm looking forward!" Those who knew him remember his cheerfulness, patience, optimism, kindness, work ethic, curiosity and sincerity. Of all his charities, Dwight devoted himself most completely to his family. Dwight's memorial service is at Christ Lutheran Church, 2314 East Main St., Bexley, OH 43209 at 11 a.m. Friday, September 10. Dwight will be buried next to his wife and Harris ancestors at the Darrtown Pioneer Cemetery on Saturday, September 11 following an 11 a.m. service at the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 4411 Hamilton Richmond Rd. (Rt. 177), Darrtown, OH 45056. In lieu of flowers, gifts on behalf of Dwight may be mailed to St. Matthew's Lutheran or Christ Lutheran Church. Condolences to the family may be expressed through SMITH & OGLE, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056. smithoglefuneralhome.com "

    Also see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26

 

Harris, George Washington: The following appeared in the Hamilton Evening Journal - Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1929: George Washington Harris was born on a farm near Darrtown, Jan. 22, 1854 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna V. McKinney, Carmargo, Illinois, Friday morning, September 13, 1929, having reached the age of 75 years, 6 months, and 21 days. He was the last member of a family of five sons, the others having preceded him in death. He received his early education at Old Center school near Darrtown and later attended Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., and Lehmann Normal College. He was united in marriage February 22, 1881, with Miss Ida Frank and in this union, four children were born. He was converted in the M. E. church, Darrtown and later transferred his membership to the Presbyterian church, Oxford. He followed the occupation of farming with the exception of a few years when he resided in Oxford and the past year had been at the home of his daughter in Camargo. He was very fond of music and only one week ago Sunday took part in the choir at the M. E. church, Carmargo. Although in failing health for several months, Mr. Harris had been active and death came after a four day severe illness. He is survived by the widow, Ida, three daughters, Mrs. Charles Krebs, Darrtown; Mrs. Anna V. McKinney, Carmargo, Ill.; Mrs. William Bovard, Long View, Washington; and son, Rev. George W. Harris, Poynette, Wisconsin, and eleven grandchildren. The members of the immediate family with the exception of Mr. and Mrs. William Bovard and family were present for the impressive funeral service, which were held at the Memorial Presbyterian church, Oxford, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. R. G. Ricmann officiated and delivered a comforting message. The pall bearers were H. L. Harris, Hamilton; James Clark, Oxford; Robert Shaw, Collinsville; James Harris Sr., Arthur Harris, and James Harris, Jr., Darrtown. The burial took place on the family burying plot in Darrtown cemetery. Many from here attended the service at the church and cemetery.

 

Harris, Mildred: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26

 

Haskins, Joan: Darrtown resident; wife of John Haskins; daughter of Harry and Virginia Teckman; sister of Charles Teckman; mother of Greg and Heidi Haskins.

 

Haskins, John: Darrtown resident, husband of Joanne Haskins; father of Greg and Heidi Haskins.

 

Heinrich, Maxine (Jeffries): Darrtown resident; wife of Ralph; mother of Ralph, Theresa, Donna, Michael, Robert, and Matthew.

 

Heinrich, Ralph: Darrtown resident, husband of Maxine; father of Ralph, Theresa, Donna, Michael, Robert, and Matthew.

 

Helfenstine, Edna: October 30th, 1921 - April 7th, 2013 - Edna Helfenstine has gone home to be with Jesus, whom she loves. Born to George and Lula Alexander of Hamilton on October 30, 1921, the youngest of three daughters; she finished this life peacefully at her home in Darrtown on April 7, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Married to Herman Marcum in 1937, they had six children and were husband and wife for more than twenty years, during which she took on ironing and housecleaning jobs, and built with her own hands the house her family lived in. After a time as a single mother, she married the love of her life, Charles "Lee" Helfenstine, in 1963. The following year they moved to Darrtown, turning a small house into a large home by way of their God-given gifts of hospitality and generosity. They did life and family and ministry together until Lee’s passing in 1998. Though Edna had minimal schooling, the lessons of life were certainly not lost on her. Through the hardships of the Great Depression, single parenting, and the everyday challenges of making ends meet, she held fast to the words of the Bible hero, Nehemiah: "The joy of the Lord is [my] strength." Through the loss of a husband, two sons, two sons-in-law, and two great-grandsons, she held fast to the words of Jesus: "I am the resurrection and the life…" Her steadfast faith and constant prayers have been a light, a testimony, and a life-lesson to all who have known and loved her. A life well-lived often leaves many loved ones behind. In Edna’s case, these include: daughters Barbara Johnson of Darrtown, Janet Hamblin of Darrtown, and Diana (Phillip) Wisecup of Hanover Township; daughter-in-law Patsy Marcum of Knoxville, Tennessee; son Randy (Terri) of Laurel, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; plus many other family members and friends. She will always be remembered for her determination, her unconditional love, her common sense, her love for Jesus most of all, and even for how she always said exactly what was on her mind. Though we’re at peace with her passing from death to life, she will be sorely missed. Funeral service will be held at the Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Pastor John Johnson of Cobblestone Community Church officiating. Burial will follow in Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

 

Hibbard, Della: see photo; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26

 

Hibbard, Thribia: see photo; Darrtown School Grade 3, 1925-26

 

Huber, Earl "Red": Darrtown resident; owner of the Hitching Post. For more information, see Biography - Huber, Earl, "Red."

 

Hunt, Lee: Darrtown resident - of high school age during early 1950s.

 

Irwin, Donald: see photo; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26

 

Irwin, John: Source; Milford Township: pages 562-574: John IRWIN, son of Morton Irwin [see his name in Justices of the Peace list] and Anna IRWIN (Anna is Anna CRAWFORD), was born in Butler County, September 11, 1812. His father came west in 1798, settling in the neighborhood of the Big Pond, in Fairfield Township, and two years after moving to Milford Township, which then had no highways. He settled two miles and a half north of Darrtown, afterwards cutting the road from Darrtown to his farm, being a part of the same road known as the Hamilton and Richmond Pike. His father cut the first tree ever cut by a white man on Section 17, Milford Township. John IRWIN was married December 28, 1838, to Caroline Horner, daughter of Nathan and Delia Horner who had emigrated to this county in 1808. His children were Josephine Wendling (Mrs. Christian Wendling), born March 12, 1840; Cornelius, born February 25, 1842; Deleon, September 1, 1844; William, May 14, 1846; Harriet J., 1849; Frank P., February 6, 1852; and Caroline KING, December 12, 1854. Deleon and Harriet J. are dead. Mr. IRWIN lost his wife in 1854, and since has lived single. He has a fine farm, situated on the Fair Haven and Hamilton Pike. He has been trustee of Milford Township for twenty years. His grandfather, John IRWIN, served in the Revolutionary War.

 

James, Sarah Katherine (Burkhardt): The following news item appeared in the August 24, 2014, Hamilton Journal News: Sarah Katherine Burkhardt James died on August 21, 2014. She was born on March 21, 1924 in Hamilton, OH. Sarah was the daughter of Jacob and Emeline (Manrod) Burkhardt. Her grandfather, August Burkhardt owned a large farm on Eaton Rd hill where she spent many memorable days growing up with her older brothers John (Irma) George (Vera) and Warren and James Burkhardt all now deceased. Sarah married Dana Robert James on November 19, 1949 and enjoyed a life of farming with their children in Butler and Hamilton counties plus a short time in Indiana. "Bob" died suddenly on May 1, 1985. She is survived by her daughters Debbie Garver (Larry), Tari Grimes (Gary, now deceased) and Sarah aka Sallie Fritsch (Kevin). Sarah's grandchildren are Tracey Linkmeyer (Michael), Aaron Garver (Angela), Jamie Garver (Nicole), Dennis Spencer (Jessica), Matthew Grimes (Brittany), Jessie Grimes, and Craig Daniels (Katie). She also was blessed with 12 great grandchildren and two "adopted" members of the family Nick and Dodi Wozniak. Sarah is also survived by two sisters-in-laws Patricia Senour (Kenneth) and Fern Speicher, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sarah was a member of the Reily Presbyterian church. but was also a charter member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Hamilton. Sarah was a proud graduate of Hamilton High School's Class of 1942. She went to work immediately after graduation at Mosler's Safe Company where she joined the company's women's basketball team and also became a member of the bowling league. She also worked at the Golden Years nursing home as a cook and later Reily school as a teacher's aide. She dearly enjoyed working with children and often wished that she had been able to go to college and become a teacher. She went to work for Miami University on March 22, 1972, and even had a small retirement in 1993. After her husband passed away, she decided, "I don't want to sit at home, even if my kids think I am crazy. "So she went back to Miami. She didn't fully retire from Miami until 2008 at the age of 84 working at the Shriver Center over 32 years. Hundreds of Miami University students, staff and administrators grew to love her over the years. Her influence was far-reaching. Sarah's interests extended beyond work. Sarah was a cofounder of the Oxford Farm Market, later the Talawanda Farmers' Market in 1976 serving as President and then on the Board. It was the leading market in the Oxford area for over 30 years. She served for 37 years as an active volunteer for the Butler County 4-H Program as President, served on the Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee, raised money for the 4-H endowment Fund (over $25,000), served on the County Extension Advisory Committee and as Secretary and President. She also attended the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference in Columbus and the North Central Regional Leaders Conference. She served on the Extension Advisory Committee and served as Secretary to the Extension Advisory. Sarah served as a 4-H leader for over 30 years influencing thousands of children, grandchildren, and parents over the years. One of her 4H members went on to be a VP of several States and while in FFA, traveled all over the United States. Her group was able to meet President Bush in recognition of their service. Kids have been influenced by her moral and ethical standards for generations and many serve in influential jobs and services statewide.In 1996, Sarah was awarded the Ed Zorn Award for outstanding dedication and service to the Butler County Extension Service. She was an active volunteer for the Farm City Tour for over a decade. In order to recognize outstanding volunteer 4-H Advisors, Sarah established the Dana Robert James 4-H Advisor Award in 1998 in memory of her late husband. In March of 2001, Sarah received the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Meritorious Services Award, nominated by a member of the Riley Township Commissioners. Only four people receive this prize each year in Ohio. In March of 2002, Sarah James was inducted into the 4H Hall of Fame of Ohio. Sarah was one of only three Butler County recipients of this prestigious honor since it was established in 1975. Besides 4-H, Sarah was an active member of the Butler County Farm Bureau since the 1960's serving on the Board of Trustees, a Lady Trustee, Council Chairman and Women's Chairman and served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Reily Township Farm Bureau. In 1997, she was awarded the Friend of Agriculture Award by the Farm Bureau. She was the originator of the Bureau's Ag in the Classroom Program, which became the model for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's statewide program. She was recognized as the top membership worker in the Southwestern District. Sarah was a longtime participant in local, state, and national elections serving as a Reily Township Central Committeeman for the Democratic party and as a poll-worker and judge. She was on first-name basis with Township Trustees, County, and State office holders as well as our Congressmen. She worked with members of both parties to encourage qualified candidates to bring exceptional services to the county. Sarah was a member of the Reily Presbyterian Church since 1960 and served as an Elder. She taught Bible School and had served as Bible School Superintendent. She was active in fund-raising causes for the church including the Bicentennial Cookbook. She was a member of the Hamilton-Fairfield Chapter of the AARP serving as Board Chairman. Her influence raised the standard for programs and entertainment for seniors in the county. She regularly visits relatives and friends in area Senior Centers. Making sure the seniors of Butler County were treated with the best care was a priority for Sarah. Every Wednesday night she went to the Widow's Group, founded in Hamilton, to eat and enjoy a game of canasta. Her teammates Kathy, Ray, Vera, Ann, Lou, Dorothy, Marge, and Carol added a lot of joy to her life. Sarah loved sports and had season tickets to the Women's Basketball team at Miami. She followed all Miami sports and also loved the Cincinnati Reds especially Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto. She read the sports page every morning and watched every game on tv. She was more than her accomplishments. Sarah was a dedicated daughter, a loving sister, a devoted wife, and a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked in the schools as a volunteer for her kids and for her grandchildren. She helped innumerable children participate in becoming proud of their accomplishments through hard work and to aspire higher than their circumstances by working in 4H and other agricultural programs. Sarah was recognized for her attention to ethical standards in work, church, and the community. When you were with Sarah, she radiated respect and reflected her belief that people should be treated with dignity across all barriers, without pretense. She had an amazing memory and could recall names, children's names, birth dates and other odd facts of people she had known over her 90 years. Driving through Butler County, she could identify who had lived in what house and what had been on that site previously. She was a regular Butler County encyclopedia. When she met friends, she always greeted them with a warm smile and a big hug. She seemed to know everyone and ran into someone she knew wherever she went. She will be deeply missed by many people. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 27 at the Ogle - Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056, from 4-8 p.m. and an additional visitation on Thursday morning at the Reily Presbyterian Church 6370 Peoria Reily Rd in Reily, OH from 11-12 with funeral services beginning at noon. Burial at the Darrtown Cemetery in Darrtown, OH will follow. Condolences may be sent to www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hamilton/obituary.aspx?n=sarah-katherine-burkhardt-james&pid=172228203&fhid=18330#sthash.1S0a9QSh.dpuf

 

Jewell, Myrtle: Darrtown area resident; member of the Darrtown Methodist Church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge; wife of Paul Jewell; mother of Joanne, Paul, Donna, and Melva Jewell.

 

Jewell, Paul: Darrtown area resident; member of the Darrtown Methodist Church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge; husband to Myrtle (Gault) Jewell; father of Joanne, Paul, Donna, and Melva Jewell.

 

Jewell, Paul Leo "Pete": The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal-News from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31, 2014. Paul Leo Jewell, age 76, of College Corner, Ohio died at home Thursday, January 23, 2014. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 3, 1937, the son of Paul M. and Myrtle (Gault) Jewell. Paul was a 1955 graduate of McGuffey School in Oxford, Ohio. He served in the United States Army, stationed in Korea from 1958-1960. He was married to Barbara Spivey. She preceded him in death in 1999. They had a son, Darin Joseph Jewell. Pete later married Janet (Baumann) Kirkpatrick in August 1991. Pete worked at Champion Paper Company for many years, and then went into business with his parents at The Workingman's Store on Heaton Street in Hamilton, Ohio. After the passing of his parents, Pete continued as owner of that store. He loved to bowl. He loved all sports, playing basketball while at McGuffey School. He was a life time member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in Seven Mile, Ohio, holding several offices including Treasurer, until just a few months ago. He was a 50 year member earning his Knights of Pythias pin. He was a member of the Seven Mile Chapter of Izaak Walton Club also. Pete loved his family, especially his eight grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Janet Jewell, his son Darin Jewell, two step daughters; Jody (Max) Swafford and Stacy (Don) Wolff, his eight grandchildren: Spencer, Olivia, Tate and Grady Swafford, Hayden and Loren Wehrley and Megan and Evan Wolff, three sisters; JoAnn (William) Coombs, Melva Ward and Donna (Shawn) Gallagher. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Spivey, his parents, Paul and Myrtle Jewell, a younger brother, George Kenneth Jewell in 1952, a step daughter, Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick and a brother in law, Charles Ward. Pete will be missed by all his friends and family who loved him dearly. Friends were invited to visit with the family on Thursday, January 30 from 10 am to 1:30 pm followed by Knights of Pythias Service and Funeral Service at 1:30 at Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford. Graveside service immediately followed at the Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Heart Association , The American Cancer Society , the Knights of Pythias or charity of one's choice . Thank you to his Hospice nurses and aides for their compassion and wonderful care and also to all of his friends who helped in many ways to make his end of life comfortable. Condolences may be sent online to www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com ALSO SEE: See photo; Organizations/Page 2/Darrtown Purple Skunks Basketball Team.

 

Johns, Julia: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Ruth Teckman) standing at center, back row.

 

Judd, Helen: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the left.

 

Kane, John "Jack": farmer, worked the Davis Sisters farm with his brother, Raymond Kane.

 

Kane, James C.: (1862-1932) The following news item appeared in the February 11, 1932 Hamilton Journal News: "James C. Kane, who resided three miles southeast of Oxford, passed away Thursday, 2:40 p.m., at Mercy Hospital of a complication of diseases, in his seventieth year. His wife preceded him in death 32 years ago. He leaves to mourn their loss, two sons, Ray and John Kane; one daughter, Mrs. Clint DeWitt and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be help Saturday, 9 a.m., from St. Mary's church in Oxford, with Father Rolfes officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olive cemetery, at Oxford. Friends may call this afternoon and evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clint DeWitt, on the Oxford-Reily road."

 

Kane, Raymond: (1889-1960) farmer, brother to Jack. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News; July, 1960: "Raymond was the son of James and Martha Leonard Kane. Raymond and Jack had a sister: Mrs. Margaret DeWitt of Oxford. Raymond Kane farmed all his life. He became associated with Joe Davis in farming and following the death of Mr. Davis, Mr. Kane operated the Davis farm located at the intersection of Rtes. 177 and 73 for the daughters of Mr. Davis (Nell and Maria)."

 

Kash, William: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1929-30

 

Kelly, Owen L. : (1901-1962) Darrtown resident; voluntary town constable. The following obituary appeared in the Oxford Press (August 30, 1962): "Owen L. Kelly Dies Suddenly; Was Milford Twp. Constable. Funeral services for Owen L. Kelly, 61, 421 Main Street, Darrtown, Milford Township Constable, who was affectionately known as "the Mayor of Darrtown,' were held from the Marshall-Smith Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Wednesday, with Rev. Edward Korte, pastor of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Darrtown in charge. Burial followed in the College Corner Cemetery. Mr. Kelly, widely known throughout Butler County, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, after suffering a heart attack at his home. He was treated by the Oxford life squad and pronounced dead on arrival at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital here. Born on June 16, 1901, in Falmouth, Mass., he enlisted as a youth in the U.S. Coast Guard and remained with the service until his retirement in 1947. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific. Since moving to Darrtown in 1948, Mr. Kelly had made numerous friends and was an avid supporter of the Miami University athletic teams. He was extremely friendly and his death came as a shock to his many friends. Constable Kelly was also active in a number of civic and fraternal organizations. He was a member of Oxford LOdge 67, F. & A. M. ; was vice-president and former president of the Miami Tomahawk Club; member of the Collinsville Grange, the Butler County Police Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the St. Matthews Church of Darrtown. He is survived by the widow, Mrs.Helen (Slack) Kelly, Darrtown; four daughters, Mrs. Jean Ann Beasley, Mrs. Janet Tothman, and Mrs. Joyce Gerdel, all of Cincinnati, and Miss Jocelyn Kelly , at home; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Fournier, New Bedford, Mass., four grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. Masonic Services were conducted from the Marshall-Smith Funeral Home at 4 p.m, Tuesday. Pallbearers were John Haskins, Harry Ogle, Marvin Sizemore, Warren Hansel, Harry Teckman, and Kirk Mee. For more information, see Biography - Kelly, Owen L.

 

Kennedy, Raymond F. (1906-2010): Raymond F. Kennedy, age 103 of Eaton, Ohio died Monday, March 1, 2010 at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton, OH. Born on December 15, 1906 in College Corner, OH he was the son of the late Rayburn F. & A. Myrtle (Keller) Kennedy. Ray was a self employed small engine repairman. He ran a steam engine in road repair, worked on airplanes at Cox Airport in Dayton and Lowenstein's Furniture Store in Hamilton. Proceeded in death by his wife: Evelyn L. (Lester) Kennedy in 1971; Son: Raymond B. "Pete" Kennedy in 1969; sister: Harriette Geraci in 2002; brothers: Edward L. Kennedy in 2001, Virgil Kennedy in 1968, Verl Kennedy in 1979, Carlyle Kennedy in 2003 and Marion Kennedy in 2003. Survived by Nieces and Nephews: Mark & Peggy May, Jennifer Kennedy, Eunice Day and Curtis Kennedy all of Eaton, OH; Jim Kennedy and Duane Kennedy both of Texas; Norma Jean Johnson and Carol Judy both of Fountain City, IN.; Other Great Nieces and Nephews. Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Friday, March 5, 2010 at Nein-Barnes Funeral Home, 249 North Main Street, Camden, Ohio 45311 with Rev. Fred Hill officiating. Interment will be held in Darrtown Cemetery – Milford Township – Butler County, OH. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 5, 2010 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Humane Society of Preble County – P.O. Box 72 – Eaton, OH 45320. Online condolences via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com - See more at: http://www.barnesfuneralhome.com/obituary/Raymond-F.-Kennedy/Eaton-OH/760643#sthash.35yS3f9O.dpuf

 

Kennedy, Ruth E.: (1932-2017) The following obituary appeared in the Dayton Daily News on Feb. 15, 2017. Kennedy, Ruth E. Age 85, of Darrtown, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. She was born January 1, 1932 in Mt. Sterling, KY, the daughter of William and Nanny (Crockett) Myers. For 60 years Ruth worked as domestic help in the Oxford area serving many families and businesses. She formed many friendships with the families she worked for and her neighbors in Darrtown. Ruth was a hard worker, often working from early morning until dark. For the past two and a half years Ruth had been a resident of Woodland Country Manor where she leaves a wonderful caring staff and many friends. While living at Woodland Country Manor, Ruth was known for her jovial outcry of "whoopee" She married Robert Kennedy and he preceded her in death as well as her six brothers, Paul, Jake, Everett, Billy, Freddy, Howard, and one sister, Mary. Ruth is survived by her children; Jane Jones, Jim Middaugh, Nancy Stover, Mary Munden; twelve grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 12:00pm until the time of the service at 2:00pm on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Ogle Paul R. Young Funeral Home, Oxford. Burial will be in the Darrtown Cemetery. Condolences may be made on line at www.oglepaulryoungfuneralhome.com  - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hamilton/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-kennedy&pid=184140787&fhid=18330#sthash.aa6gP61v.dpuf

 

Kirkbride,Charles: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Mrs. Roll) standing at left in back row.

 

Knighton, Grace: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Mrs. Roll) standing at left in back row.

 

Kolb, Ella: Darrtown resident; sister of George Kolb.

 

Kolb, George: (1866-1966) Darrtown resident; brother of Ella Kolb; husband of Margaret (Betz) Kolb. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (September, 1966): "George Kolb was a well-known farmer in Darrtown who celebrated his 100th birthday one month before his death. Mr. Kolb died Monday at 11 a.m. in Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Born in Darrtown on August 31, 1866, a son of Justis and Caroline Kolb, he lived in Darrtown for 99 years, moving last year to the Logsdon Nursing Home. Educated in the schools of Darrtown, Mr. Kolb farmed in Darrtown until his retirement in 1931. He was known throughout the county for his abilities as a farmer and was one of the early members of the Farm Bureau and the Butler County Grange. He was a founding member of the Butler County Milk Association. Mr. Kolb was also a member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Darrtown. In 1895, in Hamilton, Mr. Kolb married Margaret Betz. She preceded him in death on July 22, 1929. He was also preceded in death by one son, Edward in April 1955 and three brothers and two sisters. Mr. Kolb leaves two sons, Harry Kolb, Hamilton, and Clarence Kolb, Mt. Healthy; two sisters, Ella Kolb, Darrtown, and Annie Gerber, Hamilton; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren."

 

Kolb, Margaret (Betz): (____-____) Wife of George Kolb. The following news item appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "The village and surrounding community were saddened Monday morning when it was learned that Mrs. Margaret Betz Kolb, wife of George Kolb, had died suddenly during Sunday night. She failed to awaken when called at an early hour and it was found that she had passed away with heart trouble. Mrs. Kolb was a highly esteemed resident of the village and had spent her entire life in this community. She was an active member of the St. Matthew's English Lutheran church. Besides the bereaved widower, she is survived by three sons, Edward of Oxford, Clarence of Venice, and Harry of Darrtown; three grandchildren, several sisters, a brother, and a number of nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Friends extend sympathy to the grief-stricken famly in the great loss which they have sustained."

 

Kramer, Ruth (Shields): The following obituary appeared at www.oxfordpress.com and was dated, 16, July, 2002. "Ruth E. Kramer, age 92, of Oxford, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 3, at the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital.She was born on December 20, 1909, in Milford Township, the daughter of Harry L. and Lizzie (Shields) Kramer. She was a graduate of the Oxford Public School, a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church, the Afternoon Women's Circle and the Darrtown Prisilla Club. She is survived by her niece Alice Miller; husband, Arthur; and numerous other great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred A. Kramer and a sister, Erma M. Fairley. Funeral services were held July 6 at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home." Webmaster Note: During a June 3, 2008 interview, Hazel (Gintner) Green identified Ruth Kramer, as a classmate of hers. Both girls are seen in two school photographs that Hazel donated to this website. At the time of the Hazel Green interview, Hazel was 98 years old, so she would have a birth year of 1910. It seems logical that Ruth (Shields) Kramer (1909-2002) and Hazel (Gintner) Green were classmates at Darrtown.

 

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

 

Krauth, Jearl "Jerry" (1941-2014): The following obituary appeared in the September 13, 2014 edition of the (Hamilton, Ohio) Journal News: KRAUTH, Jearl "Jerry" age 73, of Darrtown, passed away September 11, 2014. He was born on July 30, 1941 to Alice (Brooks) and Robert Krauth. He graduated from Talawanda High School where he was an outstanding football player. Jerry was a 50 year member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union and retired from Ford Development in 2002. He was a member of the Monkey Mutual Aid Society and worked as their groundskeeper for 21 years. Jerry was also a member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church. He married Myra Hansel on March 19th, 2004. Jerry is survived by his wife Myra; his children, Kari (Richard) Feltner, Amy (Derk) Beckett, Jeff (Heather) Beckett, Julie (Gary) Beckett; 5 grandchildren and a brother, Donald (Alice) Krauth. He also had a very special four legged, furry companion Andy. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Corby Hansel and Debbie, Shawn and Donna Gallagher and Jay and Becky Cook for all their love, support and friendship. The family has suggested memorial donations be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or to the Animal Adoption Foundation, 2480 Millvill-Ross Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at the Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut St., Darrtown. The Ogle-Paul R. Young Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be made on line at www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com.

 

Krebs, Edgar Hugh: The following obituary appeared at: http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/preble/webbbs_config.pl/read/37 KREBS, EDGAR HUGH, 80, of Morning Sun, died Friday, July 25, 1997, in Kettering. He was born in Preble County on Sept. 4, 1916, the son of Edgar A. and Lillian (Minton) Krebs, and was a lifelong resident of the Morning Sun area. He was a 1934 graduate of McGuffey High School, where he played the French horn for both the McGuffey and Miami University bands. He also attended the University of Cincinnati for two years. Mr. Krebs was a prominent Morning Sun area farmer all his working life. He was a member of the Preble County Fair Board for 20 years, was a 4-H advisor for many years, and a member of the Morning Sun Presbyterian Church. His wife, Eleanor (Henges) Krebs, whom he married Jan. 28, 1939, died July 16, 1993. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Edgar Hugh Jr. and Patricia Krebs, Kenneth G. and Susan Krebs, all of Morning Sun, Ray F. and Mary Krebs of Tipp City; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Elmer Boggs of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Stuart Berry of Bowling Green; and a sister-in-law, Josephine Henges of Morning Sun. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 W. Church St., Oxford, with the Rev. Robert K. Foster officiating. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Darrtown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Junior Fair Board Scholarship Fund, Co-op Extension Services, 119 S. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320.

 

Kyger, George H. (1879-1955) Darrtown native, prominent auto dealer. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (January 24, 1955): "Mr. Kyger died of a heart attack while attending a Miami-University of Cincinnati basketball game. Mr. Kyger was an ardent Miami sports fan and seldom missed a Redskin football or basketball game. A native of Darrtown, George Kyger was the son of Houston and Louise (Flenner) Kyger. He attended school at Darrtown and Miami. In 1922, he became associated with Louis Wuille in the Ford auto agency and in 1931, Mr. Kyger became the Chrysler and Plymouth dealer. When his sons (George and Frank) returned from military service, they became associated with him as the George Kyger and Sons auto agency. In his earlier years, Mr. Kyger trained harness horses and his father built a track on their farm just south of Darrtown. The Kyger farm also was the location of the Darrtown baseball field on which Walter "Smokey" Alston, now manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, played as a boy. It was also the scene of the famed series between Darrtown and Hooven’s, a Hamilton baseball team. One Sunday, in October 1920, George Kyger, manager of the Darrtown team, hired 'Hod' Eller, then a famous Cincinnati Reds pitcher, to pitch for Darrtown on the Kyger baseball diamond. Mr. Kyger married Marie Kabig of Bowling Green, Ohio on June 26, 1916. Mr. Kyger was survived by his wife; two sons: George “Bunny” Kyger and Frank Kyger; one daughter, Mrs. Billie Rader of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters: Mrs. Anna Ramsey and Mrs. Kathryn McVicker, both of Darrtown; one brother, John Flenner Kyger of Hamilton, and three grandchildren."

 

Laughlin, Howard: (1908-1984) Darrtown area resident (3960 Harris Road); The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (December 20, 1984): "Howard Laughlin was born July 5, 1908 in Milford Township, near Oxford, to John and Luella (Finley) Laughlin. He was a 1926 graduate of Oxford Public Schools. He farmed several years with his father and on August 22, 1942, he married Roberta Russell in Okeana. For 12 years, Mr. Laughlin was a stationary engineer at Nickolet Industries of Hamilton and also was a messenger for the First National Bank of Hamilton for five years. He was a member and elder of the Collinsville Presbyterian Church and a member of the Collinsville Grange. Howard enjoyed raising Oxford sheep and showing them at the Butler County and Ohio State Fairs. Mr. Laughlin’s wife, Roberta, preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Jean Laughlin of Hamilton; several nieces, nephews, and friends."

 

Laughlin, Roberta: (1908-1984) Darrtown area resident; teacher in Milford Township schools. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal, January 16, 1984: "Roberta Laughlin was born June 2, 1908 in Mattoon, Illinois to Rufus Clyde and Mae (Corson) Russell. She moved to Okeana, Ohio at age six months and graduated from Morgan Township High School in 1926. She acquired a teaching degree from Miami University in 1928 and subsequently taught 33 years in the Collinsville Elementary School. Upon her retirement, the Collinsville school library was named in her honor. Roberta married Howard Laughlin in 1942. Mrs. Laughlin was a member of the Collinsville Presbyterian Church, the Modern Housewives Club, and the Community Church Circle. She was survived by her husband, Howard; a daughter, Donna Jean Laughlin, R.N. of Hamilton; a brother Rufus; six nephews and six nieces. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Arthur in 1963 and Alfred in 1977."

 

Leibrick, Myrtle: Darrtown resident; wife of Pete.

 

Leibrick, Pete: Darrtown resident; husband of Myrtle. The following information was found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~leebrick/d163.htm Peter W LIEBRICH was born on 26 Oct 1873 in Butler Co, Oh. He appeared on the census on 16 Jun 1880 in Darrtown, Butler Co, OH. He appeared on the census on 12 Jun 1900 in Milford, Butler Co, OH. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Butler Co, Oh. He appeared on the census on 7 Jan 1920 in Milford Twp., Butler Co, OH. He appeared on the census on 17 Apr 1930 in Milford Twp., Butler Co, OH. He died on 15 Feb 1969 in Oxford, Butler Co, Oh. Parents: Jacob LIEBRICH and Mary C WINSON (VINSON). He was married to Myrtle E GRAU on 8 Aug 1904 in Darrtown, Butler Co, OH. Children were: Luther Winson LIEBRICH, Augusta W LIEBRICH.

 

Lemmons, Bob: Darrtown resident; husband of Ida Mae; father of Deanna, Carolyn, and Steve.

 

Lemmons, Ida Mae: Darrtown resident; wife of Bob; father of Deanna, Carolyn, and Steve.

 

Lemmons, Kenneth: The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News, October 7, 2012: LEMMONS, Kenneth M. age 78 of Franklin passed away at Atrium Hospital on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4:01 AM. He was born in Hamilton on October 5, 1934 the son of John Carl and Elma (Agnew) Lemmons. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was employed as a boiler operator at Miami University for 15 years. He was a member of American Legion Post #218 and VFW Post #3809. He is survived by a son, Carl M. Lemmons; two sisters, Lois Messinger of Dayton and Melba (Mryl) Gross of Oxford; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Aletha Loman, Myron Lemmons, Dorothy Bufler, Robert Lemmons, and Mary Pate. A graveside service will be held at Darrtown Cemetery on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jacob Flannery officiating.

 

Lentz, George: (1892-1973) The following obituary, which appeared in the September 4, 1973 edition of the Hamilton Journal-News, was provided by Rebecca Evans of the Oxford Public Library. "George H. Lentz, 81, 2359 Minton Road, died Sunday at 10:50 A.M., at the Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital. He was born in Hamilton in 1892, the son of Andrew and Mary (Ruhe) Lentz and attended St. Stephen's School. In 1912, he married Josephine Fritz in St. Peter's Church. Mr. Lentz was a proprietor** of the Hitching Post Cafe, Darrtown, from 1938-44 and the former Pleasant Cafe, 2273 Pleasant Ave. from 1944 until retirement in 1966. He was a member of the Queen of Peace Church, Millville. Mr. Lentz leaves his wife, Josephine, one son, Robert G. Lentz, Hamilton; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Ridgway, Cincinnati, Mrs. Marie Wopperer, Plant City, Fla., and Mrs. Hilda Weik, Hamilton; two half-brothers, Russell Lentz, Wyoming, and Adrian Lentz, Cincinnati; and one half-sister, Sr. Adriana, Dayton. Services will be conducted from the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave., Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m., with burial at the St. Stephen's Cemetery. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be intoned Tuesday at 10 AM. Visitation will be Monday, 6 to 9 PM. ** Webmaster Note: The obituary for George Lentz appears here as it appeared in newspaper; however, the news item contains an error. While George Lentz worked at the Hitching Post, he was never the "proprietor" of the Hitching Post; see the history of Hitching Post ownership at Businesses/Page 2.

 

Leugers, George "Yatz": (1948-2016) The following article was taken from an on-line condolence service: LEUGERS, George "Yatz" Leo Age 68 of Oxford, Ohio passed peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2016. He was born in Hamilton, OH, on May 18, 1948, to Harold and Marguerite (Schlickmann) Leugers and was a 1966 graduate of Hamilton Catholic High School. Prior to working 40 years for CSX railroad, Yatz served in the US Navy from 1969-1970. He was honorably discharged and received the Vietnam Service, National Defense Service, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign medals. He was a Mason and member of the Scottish Rites. Yatz was a realist who believed in family first, hard work, and that life was meant to be lived. He was a licensed charter captain for fishing expeditions and an avid Lake Erie walleye fisherman, having accumulated over 300 hundred Fish Ohio catches. Yatz also enjoyed making fishing lures, sewing boating tops, and repairing boat interiors. Those who are left to treasure his memory include his wife Betsy Ann (Hale) of Oxford, OH; 2 sons; Greggory Proffitt of Oxford, OH, and Christian (Emily) Leugers of Sumter, SC; 3 daughters; Rachel (Jason) Underwood of Oxford, OH, Julie (Scott) Mesaros of Clovis, NM, and Carrie (Tony) Proffitt-Boyle of Oxford, OH; 9 grandchildren; Zachary and Brady Feltner, Tate Underwood, Isabel and Jackson Mesaros, Leonidas and Arianna Boyle, and Natalie and Ava Leugers; 2 brothers; James "Jim" (Doris) Leugers of Hamilton, OH, and William "Bill" (Marilyn) Leugers of Fruitland Park, FL; 2 sisters; Marguerite "Marge" (John) Boggess of Palmetto, FL, and Jeanne (John) Creager of San Diego, CA; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends; Sonny and Alberta Lodder and the Darrtown Centennial Crew. We will miss you, your love, support, and sense of humor, Dad, Grandpa Yatz, Pop Pops. You will live in our hearts forever. No public services will be held. Please celebrate Yatz's life by sharing your loving memories and photos of him at www.lifeposts.com, search the site for Leugers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to Fishing Has No Boundaries atwww.fhnbinc.org.

 

Lindley, Albert F.: (1917-2000) Mr. Albert F. Lindley, age 82, of Hamilton died Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 9:10 p.m. in Hospice of Cincinnati, Mercy Hospital, Hamilton. He wa born in Seven Mile, the son of Clarence A. and Mary (Reeves) Lindley. He married Bernice F. Weiss on June 19, 1937, in Hamilton. He was a 1935 graduate of Milford Township High School, a farmer in Milford Township for twenty-five years, salesman for Rockwell Equipment for ten year, and then manager of the Butler County Memorial Park for nine years. He was a former advisor to the Milford Township 4-H Livestock Club, a founding member of the Miami Valley Aberdeen Angus Association and a member of the Butler County Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; one son, Frederick A. Lindley and wife, Deborah of Centerville, Ohio; one daughter, Betty Jean Daniels and husband, John “Jack” Daniels of Hamilton; five grandchildren, Lori Clendinning and husband, John of Brandon, Mississippi, Scott Lindley and wife, Maria of Oxford, Michael Lindley and wife, Pam of Darrtown, Patricia Quinn and husband, Kevin, and John A. Daniels and wife, Lori - all of Hamilton; ten great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Juanita Lindley of Hamilton; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leroy Lindley and William Lindley and his sister, Jessie Hageman. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. with Rev. Larry DeLozier officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Cincinnati in care of Mercy Hospital Hamilton, Ohio 100 Riverfront Plaze, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

 

Lindley, Bernice (Weiss): wife of Albert, mother of Fred Lindley and Betty Jean Lindley; sister of Paul Weiss. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton (Ohio) Journal: LINDLEY, Bernice F. Age 85 of Hamilton, died Saturday May 14, 2005 at 4:33 a.m. at the Hospice of Hamilton. She was born June 2, 1919 in Darrtown the daughter of William F. and Frances Margaret (Bufler) Weiss. She was a 1937 graduate Darrtown High School. On June 19, 1937 she married Albert F. Lindley in Hamilton. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2000. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Spiegel Catalogue and Butler County Memorial Park. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Darrtown. She is survived by her son Frederick A. (Deborah) Lindley of Centerville; her daughter Betty Jean (Jack) Daniels of Hamilton; five grandchildren, Lori (John) Clendinning of Brandon, Mississippi, Scott (Maria) Lindley of Hamilton, Michael (Pam) Lindley of Darrtown, Patti (Kevin) Quinn, and John (Lori) Daniels, all of Hamilton; 12 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Juanita Lindley of Hamilton; a niece Frances M. Weiss, New York City; and two nephews, P. William Weiss of Hamilton and Linn Weiss of Darrtown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Paul Weiss. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 NW Washington Blvd. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be given in her memory to Hospice of Hamilton, 896 NW Washington Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45013.

 

Long, George: Darrtown resident

 

Long, William: William E. “Bill” Long, 84, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his residence in Darrtown surrounded by his family. He was born in Lucasville on April 24, 1928, to Homer and Alma (Morgan) Long. Bill was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Williamsport American Legion, the Buckeye Brittany Club and the Middletown Sportsman Club. He worked for many years at Butler Landmark until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Jean (Don) Adams. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Vallie (Cochenour) Long; children, Rebecca (David) Johnston, Jaclyn (Clifford) Huff, Jeffrey (Susan) Long and Brett E. Long; grandchildren, Tiffany Johnston, Amanda (Patrick) Downey, Kyndra (Nick) Tatum, Jessica (Scott) Arnold, Alan Long and Jackson Long; three great-grandchildren, Noah Downey, Adalyn Tatum and Blake Arnold; and four brothers; David (Rita) Long, Carl (Ruth) Long, Charlie (Jeanine) Long and Darryl (Carol) Long. Visitation will be held at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. immediately followed by the funeral service. Bill will be laid to rest in the Darrtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Collinsville Presbyterian Church or the Oncology Department of McCullough Hyde Hospital. Condolences may be sent Online to www.smithoglefuneralhome.com.

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