Manrod, John: The following appeared in a news clipping contributed by Larry and Debbie Garver and hand dated "1921." The clipping was found in an envelope addressed to "Mrs. John Nichol, 3884 Wallace Road, Hamilton, Ohio" and the return address was "Mrs. W. E. Manrod, 3871 Oxford-Millville Road, Oxford, Ohio." John Manrod, 74, Pioneer Butler Farmer, is Dead. Funeral To Be At Residence Near Darrtown Wednesday. Oxford, O., June 28. John Manrod, pioneer Butler county farmer, died at his home near Darrtown, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He was born at Darrtown, December 24, 1847 and was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Kay in 1874. He had sent his entire life in Butler County. Mr. Manrod is survived by the wide and six children; Mrs. William Teckman of Darrtown, Jacob Manrod of Hamilton, Jesse Manrod of Seven Mile, Mrs. Jacob Burkhardt of Hamilton, and George and Karl Manrod, who live at the Manrod home. There are also eight grandchildren and two sisters. The funeral will be held at the residence, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock.
Manrod, Sara Jane "Sally"(Kay): The following appeared in an undated news clipping that was contributed by Larry and Debbie Garver. Mrs. Sally Manrod Called by Death. One of Butler County's best known residents, Mrs. Sally Manrod, age 78, died at the home of her son, George Manrod, formerly county commissioner, at R. R. 2, Oxford, Tuesday night at 6:30 o'clock. She had been bedfast for the past five months. Mrs. Manrod was born near Millville, July 11, 1856, and lived in Butler County all her life. On September 29, 1874, she was united in marriage with John Manrod, who preceded her in death 14 years ago. She was faithful member of the Darrtown M. E. church. Surviving her are four sons, George Manrod, of R. R. 2, Oxford; Jacob and Jess Manrod of Hamilton, and Carl Manrod of Steubenville; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Teckman, of Seven Mile and Mrs. Jacob Burkhardt of Hamilton; three brothers, John and Jesse Kay of St. Johns, Kansas, and Robert Kay of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Gates of Rochester, Minnesota; Miss Dora Kay of Great Beach, Kansas; 12 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be helped Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her son, George Manrod, with Rev. Ralph C. Jones, officiating. Interment will be made in the Darrtown cemetery. Friends may call after Thursday noon.
Manser, Helen Lucille (McVicker) (1922-2010) Former Darrtown resident, who lived final days in Mishawaka, Indiana. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal-News: "MANSER, Helen Lucille (February 26, 1922 - March 13, 2010) of Mishawaka, Indiana and Darrtown. Helen Lucille Manser, 88, passed away Saturday, March 13 in Southfield Village, South Bend, IN. Helen was born February 26, 1922 in her home, which her father Frank Leslie McVicker called Broadview Farm, because of the beautiful location and possibility of seeing miles around from the front porch of the homestead. The home was located on Scott Road, Darrtown, Ohio. Her mother was Mary Olive Reese. When Mrs. Manser was four years old her father was killed in a farm accident. Mrs. Manser's maternal grandmother invited them to reside with her on her farm. Sarah Ellen Reese played an important part in rearing her grandchild. When Mrs. Manser was 15 years of age, her mother married Charles Nichol Hansel of 5140 Hamilton Richmond Road, Oxford, Ohio. Mrs. Manser graduated from William Holmes McGuffey High School and attended Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. Her first profession was teaching the third grade in Middletown, Ohio.
> On December 10, 1949, Mrs. Manser married Merle L. Augspurger. At this time Mrs. Manser changed her profession and became a social worker for 30 years. Mr. Augspurger died April 7, 1960.
> Mrs. Manser married Gene R. Aldrich on June 23, 1963 in the First Methodist Church of Hamilton, Ohio. The Aldrichs moved to Winding Brook in Mishawaka, IN. Mr. Aldrich died April 1, 1969.
> On October 3, 1970 in the First Methodist Church of South Bend, Mrs. Manser married Frederick L. Manser. The Mansers traveled to all the continents going out of the country for 13 years. They collected many objects of interest. The Mansers attended the First Presbyterian Church of Mishawaka. They both had great interest in Barnard Hardware. They enjoyed the Elks 235 Bowling League. After Mr. Manser died, Mrs. Manser's life was never the same.
The associations to which Mrs. Manser belonged were the Elks Auxiliary, she was on the board for 10 years, and she modeled in the area and gave her time as a hostess for 11 years at the Elks. She belonged to Keewanianne Club of Misha-Bend, The Hearing and Speech Society, once precinct committeeman of Penn Township. She had great interest in the Republican Party and worked at the poles. She belonged to University Club of Notre Dame. As a social worker most of her working life, she was always concerned for all who touched her life.
Mrs. Manser leaves a cousin, Mrs. G. Robert Tompkins; the families of her step-brothers, George and Warren Hansel for whom she had much affection, nieces and nephews, Sally Hansel and Mary Wyant both of Oxford, Ohio, Richard Hansel of Sevierville, TN, Sue Ferris of Liberty, IN, Raymond (Nancy) Hansel of Metomora, IN, Ron Hansel, Jim Hansel, Judy Starnes. She leaves three step children. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m., in Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut St., Oxford, Ohio with Rev. Ed Beck officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior in the church. Mrs. Manser will be interred in the Darrtown Cemetery, Darrtown, Ohio. Her maternal and paternal grandparents, her parents and step-father are buried there. Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka, IN has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
Mars, Violet: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Mrs. Roll) standing at left in back row.
Martin (Alston), Betty: Darrtown resident; daughter of Stanley and Anna Mae Alston; mother of Rick Martin. SEE "McCOLLOM, BETTY MAE" BELOW.
Martin, Richard P. “Rick”: (1922-1980), Darrtown resident. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Mr. Martin was born in Burlington, Kentucky, a son of Richard P. and Lauretta (Nagel) Martin. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1940. Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II. Mr. Martin owned and operated the Pallet Service Company and had been a past president of the Hamilton Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was survived by his wife, Betty Martin of Darrtown; son, Richard P. Martin of Darrtown; his mother, Lauretta of Hamiton; and one brother, Donald Martin of Millville, Ohio."
Martin, Rick: Darrtown resident, race-car enthusiast; son of Betty (Alston) Martin.
McCollom, Betty Mae Alston/Martin (1924-2013): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal, July 9, 2013: MCCOLLOM, Elizabeth Mae (Betty) 89, passed away July 3, 2013 at Ft. Hamilton Hughes Hospital. She was born January 1, 1924 in Darrtown OH to Stanley "Doc" and Anna May (Bufler) Alston. She attended Collinsville and Darrtown Schools and graduated from McGuffey School in Oxford. Betty worked at Mabley and Carew's in the 1940's and 1950's; but, enjoyed being a housewife and mother the most. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands Richard P. Martin, Jr. and Thomas McCollom. Betty is survived by her son Richard R. Martin, III; several cousins; and nephew Stephen Martin. Because Betty loved animals of all kinds, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the "No Kill Animal Shelter." Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 12, 10:30 am at Darrtown Cemetery. The Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
McVicker, Donald: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1929-30
> The following news article appeared in the Hamilton Journal (date unknown): "Staff Sgt. Donal Trew McVicker, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther S. McVicker, R.R. 2, Oxford, has been missing in action since August 5, over Germany, according to a war department telegram. A member of a crew on a B-24 Liberator, Sergeant McVicker had written his parents a letter on August 2 stating, "I'm keeping pretty busy, but it won't last long." Graduating in 1940 from McGuffey High School in Oxford, Sergeant McVicker spent one year at Miami University and enlisted in the air force after taking the Civilian Pilots Training course at the school. He received his basic training at Keesler field, Miss., Peterson field, Colorado Springs, graduated from the A. A. F. Gunnery school as Larado, Tex., and spent several weeks at Lincoln, Nebr. Besides his parents, Sergeant McVicker, who is widely known throughout the village, and community, has two sisters at home, Jeanne and Mary Lou McVicker."
> The following news article appeared in the Hamilton Journal (date unknown): "Report Death of McVicker: Mr. and Mrs. Luther S. McVicker, R. R. 2, Oxford, were informed in a war department telegram that their son, Staff Sergeant Donald Trew McVicker, age 22, was killed in action, August 5, over Germany. He had been listed as missing."
McVicker, Helen: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1929-30
McVicker, Luther: (1896-1990) proprietor, McVicker's Garage. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Mr. McVicker was born in Hanover Township, February 21,1896, the son of Richard Reed and Mary Elizabeth (Scholl) McVicker. On December 15, 1920, Luther married Opal Trew in Hamilton. Mr. McVicker grew up on a farm and helped the farming during his early life. He was an auto mechanic and owned and operated the McVicker's Garage in Darrtown for 65 years, retiring in 1983. Luther was a member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church; the Oxford Masonic Lodge, where he was a 65 year member; the Order of the Eastern Star, Oxford; and the Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati. He was also a member of the Collinsville Grange and the Darrtown Livestock Protective Association. He was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jeanne) Rinal and Mrs. Larry (Mary Lou) Simison, both of Hamilton; five grandchildren, Mrs. Sharon Francis, Hamilton, Mrs. Sally Johnson, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jon Rinal, Camden, Mrs. Peggy Arcari, Lancaster, and Mrs. Nancy Wolterman of Worthington; and sixteen great grandchildren. Luther was preceded in death by his wife, Opal, on on August 14, 1989; his son, Donald Trew McVicker, killed in action August 5, 1944 over Berlin; one older brother, Alfred McVicker and three sisters, Mrs. Edna Skillman, Mrs. Dora Thome,, and Mrs. Edith Jasbring Mays." For more information, see Recollections of Luther & Opal McVicker.
McVicker, Opal: (1900-1989) Darrtown resident. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Mrs. McVicker was born in Alert, Ohio, the daughter of William H. and Nettie (Jones) Trew. She married Luther McVicker on December 15,1920 in Hamilton. Opal was a graduate of Miami University and was employed as an elementary school teacher for 27 years. She was a teacher with the Hamilton City Schools for 25 years at Fillmore School, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church, a member of the Women's Society of the Church, adn recipient of the Mother and Grandmother of the Year Awards. She was also a member of the Oxford Chapter of the OES, Pythian Sisters, Seven Mile Chapter, Butler County and Ohio Chapters of the Retired Teachers Association and the Priscilla Club of Darrtown. She was survived by her husband, Luther; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jeanne) Rinal and Mrs. Larry (Mary Lou) Simison, both of Hamilton; five grandchildren, Mrs. Sharon Francis, Hamilton, Mrs. Sally Johnson, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jon Rinal, Camden, Mrs. Peggy Arcari, Lancaster, and Mrs. Nancy Wolterman of Worthington; and sixteen great grandchildren. Opal was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Staff Sgt. Donald Trew McVicker, U.S. Air Force, killed in action over Berlin, and her sister, Miss Merle Trew, in 1995." For more information, see Recollections of Luther & Opal McVicker.
Mee, Bette Mahaffey: The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal and Oxford Press: Bette Mahaffey Mee, 88, of Oxford, formerly of Darrtown, died in her home on Monday, January 1, 2001. She was born in Marion, Ohio on November 16, 1912, the daughter of Gertrude and Charles Harris. On May 21, 1938, she married R. Kirk Mee II in Springfield, Ohio. She graduated from Harding High School in 1929. After high school, she moved to Columbus and worked several years as a private secretary in the Ohio Department of Highways. It is there she met her husband, R. Kirk Mee. While in Columbus, she was active in theatre and was the Women's Single Champion State winner in table tennis. She played Ping-Pong against Judy Garland, during Garland's tour of The Wizard of Oz. For many years, Mee was an active community leader and held various offices throughout the years in Darrtown and Oxford communities. She was treasurer and the president of Woman's Club of Oxford 1952-53, secretary for the Oxford Sesquicentennial, president of Woman's Music Club 1954-55 and vice president previous year, president of Talawanda High School PTA 1957-58, president of Oxford Music Club 1954-55, president of Oxford Garden Club, co-chair of Oxford Tour of Homes 1957, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron 1954-55, a volunteer for McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital for years, president of Oxford Methodist Women's Society of Christian Service in 1956, member of Methodist Women's Circle, and was a Pythian Sister in Darrtown. During this time, she worked at Miami University in various positions, but for several years, as the secretary to the Dean in the College of Education. Anyone who knows her will attest that her proudest achievement was the raising of her children and being a strong and proud mother. Survivors include her three children, R. Kirk Mee III, Linda Mee Fawcett, and Cynthia S. Mee, Frank Fawcett, son-in-law; four grandchildren, Stacy Lou Claessen of Tampa, Florida, Mathieu Rae Fawcett, Bloomington, Ill., Mindy Lee Mee, Virginia Beach and Omniobaidah Kirkjohnsthan Mee of Evanston; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Rehan Claessen, Andrew Christopher Claessen, and Brandon Raymond McGavran; and great son-in-law, Chris Claessen. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, R. Kirk Mee II, their infant son, David Lowell Mee, and her sister, Nina Atcheson. Visitation will be at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Thursday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and a service will be at the Oxford Methodist Church, Friday at noon. The family requests that donations be made to Hospice, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford Animal Care Clinic or Stroke Disease Victims.
Mee, John: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row. For more information, see Recollections - Mee, John
Mee, Kirk I: Darrtown resident, honorary Kentucky Colonel, former Sergeant at Arms for the Ohio Senate, husband of Mrs. Mee, father of John Mee and Kirk Mee II. For more information, see Mee Family 1 - R. Kirk I
Mee, R. Kirk II: (1911-1989) Darrtown resident for many years. The following obituary appeared in the Oxford Press (September 20, 1989): "Funeral services for R. Kirk Mee, 77, of 169 Hilltop Drive, Oxford, will be held at 2 p.m. Today from the Miami University Sesquicentennial Chapel, with the Reverend Robert K. Foster, chaplain, in charge. Burial will follow in the Darrtown Cemetery. A widely known businessman, Mr. Mee passed away Sunday at Deaconess Hospital, Cincinnati. Born in Darrtown, September 8, 1911, he was a son of R. Kirk Mee, Sr., and Helen Hickernell Mee. He attended Darrtown Schools and the McGuffey Junior High and High School in Oxford. He also attended Miami University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. A fifth-generation Buckeye, Mr. Mee not only took pride in his family's history, but was also an authority on the history of the Darrtown community. Prior to managing the family farms in Milford Township, Mr. Mee was employed by the Ohio State Highway Department. He was a board member of the First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio and had also served as a member of the Molyneaux Foundation committee. He was soft-spoken and of genial personality, and will be remembered for his twinkle-eyed good humor. He served for 41 years as President of the Darrtown Stock Protection Company, was in charge when the farm protection organization held its centennial gathering two years ago, and presented a Darrtown history when the group held its annual meeting last February. Mr. Mee has served as President and member of the Talawanda Board of Education, had served as President of the Rotary Club, which he also served as Rotary International Group Leader. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Eastern Star, of the Ridge Investment Club, of the Oxford Methodist Church, and of the afternoon coffee club, where he enjoyed the companionship of fellow retirees. He is survived by his wife, Bette MaHaffey Mee, a son, R. Kirk Mee III; by two daughters: Linda Mee Fawcett and her husband Frank Fawcett of Bloomington, Illinois and Cynthia Mee of Oxford; by two granddaughters and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Mee, and a son David, who died in infancy. Visitation for Mr. Mee was held at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Memorials in the name of R. Kirk Mee may be directed to the McCullough-Hyde Hospital." For more information, see Mee Family 2 - R. Kirk II
Mee, Kirk III: See photo; Organizations/Page 2/Darrtown Purple Skunks Baseball Team.
Menke, Edward Wm.: (1910-1986) Darrtown resident. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (September 1986): "Edward W. Menke, age 76, of 4341 Main Street, Darrtown, died early Thursday. He was born January 8, 1910, in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Joseph and Mary (Schmitt) Menke. He was raised in Hamilton and attended Hamilton Public Schools. His wife, Mary Davis, whom he married in Hamilton, died in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in India. He worked as a painter in the Hamilton area all of his working life. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Painters Union. He leaves seven sons, Charles of Hamilton, Joseph of Harrison, Albert of Fairfield, Kenneth of Darrtown, Frank of West Elkton, Dane of Hamilton, and Steve of Oxford; one daughter, Mrs. James (Pamela) Jewell of Zora, Ohio; seventeen grandchildren, two brothers, James and Joseph, both of Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. Louis, (Julia) Hulshult, of Hamilton. He was preceded by one sister, Mrs. Helen Beard, in 1985. Private burial services were held at the Darrtown Cemetery. The family will receive callers at the home of Kenneth Menke, 4390 Walnut St., Darrtown, after 1:00 Saturday. Those who so desire may contribute to the Hospice of Miami Valley in his memory."
Menke, Mary: (1918-1969) Darrtown resident. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (1969): "Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary M. Menke, 51, 4341 Main St., Darrtown, who died Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Fort Hamilton Hospital, will be held Saturday at 11:15 a.m. in the Colligan Funeral Home, 437 S. Third St., with the Rev. Demi Edwards, pastor of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Darrtown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. Mrs. Menke had been hospitalized for the past three weeks. Her unexpected death comes as a shock to her family and friends. She was born on the family farm near Millville on July 27, 1918, the second daughter of Raymond and Stella (Beal) Davis. She received her education in the rural schools and spent her entire life in Butler County. On Nov. 1937, she was married to Edward W. Menke in St. Joseph Church. To this union, seven sons and one daughter were born. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and placed the welfare and happiness of her family first. She was a joy and a comfort to her family and friends and derived pleasure from cooking for them. Mrs. Menke was a member of the Jolly Eight Card Club of Darrtown. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flower garden. Five grandchildren were a source of happiness. She leaves her husband, Edward Menke; seven sons, Charles Menke, Joseph Menke, Albert Menke, Kenneth Menke, Frank Menke, all of the Butler County area, Steve Menke at home, and Spec. 4C, Dane Menke, a member of the 101st Airbourne Division, stationed in Vietnam; a daughter, Mrs. James (Pamela) Jewell, Hamilton; two grandsons; two granddaughters; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Davis; a brother, Harlan Davis, Miamisburg; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Louisa) Wiseman, Hamilton; nephews; nieces; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a grand-daughter in 1968."
Metcalf, William Guy: (1927-2016) The following obituary was found on an Internet site - November 3, 2016. William Guy Metcalf Age 89, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. He was born on January 31, 1927 in Madison County, KY to Gordon and Bertha (Murphy) Metcalf. Guy graduated from Hanover High School in 1945, entered the Army in May, 1945 and served with Combat Engineers in Frankfort, Germany. On April 21, 1948, he married Gloria Ann Hammel. They celebrated 68 years of marriage. Guy retired from Butler Landmark with 44 years in the Service Department. He was a founding member of the Southwestern Regional Water Association and served 43 years on the Board. Guy was honored to have the Ross Water Treatment Plant renamed the W. Guy Metcalf Water Treatment Plant. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Gloria Ann; daughter Carrol Metcalf, grandson Chad (Kelly) Kelley, great grandson Ethan; daughter Connie (John) Walker, granddaughter Elizabeth (Dan) Siegle, great grandson Finley, granddaughter Abby (Brian) Cave, great grandchildren Tyler, Emily and Hudson; and daughter Caren (Albert) Schlichter, grandchildren Cameron, Chloe and Carly Hansel; sister Dolores Cordrey and sisters-in-law Janice Metcalf, Wanda Hammel and Bonnie Hammel. He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law Arthur and Alma Hammel; sister Marjorie Metcalf; brothers Don and Paul Metcalf; sister-in-law Janet Metcalf; brothers-in-law Russell Hammel, Hal Hammel, Bill Cordrey and nephews Howard Hammel and Randy Hammel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. with Pastor Mark Young officiating. Burial will be in Darrtown Cemetery following the service for immediate family and friends. Visitation will be Friday, November 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hanover Township Park, 2595 Old Oxford Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013 or First St. John United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1384, Hamilton, Ohio 45012. Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com
Michael Family: Webmaster Note: The following information, about Don, Larry, Mabel, Ron, and Shirley Michael, was provided by Shirley's husband, Ronald Slater, in mid-October 2009.
> Michael, Don: Darrtown resident; husband of Mabel Michael; father of Larry, Ron, and Shirley; deceased.
> Michael, Larry: Son of Don and Mabel Michael, brother of Ron and Shirley Michael; deceased.
> Michael, Mabel: Darrtown resident; wife of Don Michael; mother of Larry, Ron, and Shirley. Mabel died circa 1960 and was buried in the Darrtown cemetery.
> Michael, Ron: Son of Don and Mabel Michael, brother of Larry and Shirley Michael; deceased.
> Michael, Shirley: Daughter of Don and Mabel Michael, sister of Larry and Ron Michael; married June 8, 1957 to Ronald Slater of Millville, Ohio. Shirley died of lung cancer on August 15, 2005 in Riverside, California.
Miller, Belle (Wilkie): The following obituary appeared in an unnamed and undated newspaper clipping: Mrs. Belle (Wilkie) Miller, 77, member of a well known Darrtown family, who resided at 3091 Scott Road, Darrtown, died Thursday at 6:35 a.m. in West Haven Nursing Home. She had been a patient there, after an illness of several years. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1892, the only child of Dr. Andrew Bell and Mary Ann Moulton Wilkie. She moved with the family to Cincinnati as a child and was educated there. When she was 16 years old, the family moved to Darrtown, where her father was a practicing physician. She was married June 15, 1916, to Ernest Lee Miller, electrical contractor and operator of the Darrtown telephone exchange. For 27 years, Mrs. Miller assisted her husband in operation of the telephone exchange. Mrs. Miller was a member of the WSCS of the Darrtown United Methodist Church and the PALS of the Darrtown Lutheran Church. She was a fond member of the Priscilla Club and was a member of the Milford Township Advisory Board. She was also a member of the Oxford Eastern Star and was active in all community affairs. She leaves her husband: a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William M. (Olive) Miller, Oxford; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, to whom she was devoted, Mr. and Mrs-. Robert (Brenda) Timler, Huntington, W. Va; and two great grandsons, Jeffrey and Michael Timler, Huntington, W. Va.; other relatives and a wide circle of devoted friends. Services will be conducted at 1 p. m. Saturday in the Webb Funeral Home, Ross Ave. at S. D St., by the Rev. Philip Rice, pastor of Darrtown United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p. m. and Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p. m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Darrtown cemetery.
Webmaster Notes: William M. Miller, son of Ernie and Belle Miller, was named for his mother's family, as his middle name was Moulton. The farm located on the north side of Schollenbarger Road, east of the Darrtown cemetery, was known as "Doc Wilkie's place." Presumably, that was where Belle Wilkie lived before marrying Ernie Miller. Ernie and Belle Miller lived at the southeast corner of the Scott Road and Hamilton-Richmond Road intersection. They operated the Darrtown Telephone Company, from within their residence. A news item (with photograph) about the Millers purchasing the telephone company appears at Events 1. To access memories of the Darrtown Telephone Company and Belle Miller as the switchboard operator, see Events 7.2.
Miller, Dell: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 3, 1925-26
Miller, Dewey: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the right.
Miller, Effie May (Creech): (1920-1999); daughter of Tice and Rose Creech; wife of Paul Ambrose Miller and mother of Harlan and Raymond Miller. After the passing of Paul, Effie married Paul Waddell. They had two sons: Douglas and William Waddell. (Effie's parents, Tice and Rose Creech, lived at 3240 Schollenbarger Road.)
Miller, Harlan: Son of Paul and Effie Miller; brother of Raymond Miller. For more information, see Recollections of Harlan Miller.
Miller, Paul A. - Webmaster Note: Two Paul A. Millers are linked to Darrtown history. One was named "Paul Ambrose Miller." The middle name of the other Paul A. Miller is unknown.
> Miller, Paul Ambrose "Pody": Veteran of World War I; Husband of Effie (Creech) Miller; father of Harlan Miller and Raymond Miller. For more information, see Miller Family - Paul.
> Miller, Dr. Paul A. This Paul A. Miller is remembered as a teacher at Darrtown High School, who later became the Superintendent of the Cincinnati Schools. See Darrtown High School / and the undated photo that contains these students: Beecher Clark, Bill Bowers, Bob Lemmons, Leonard Reynolds, Robert McMillian, Dorothy Glardon, Treva Cunningham, Betty Mae Alston, Anna Schlabach, Gertrude Kettman, and Dorothy Alston. Also, see Recollections / Dale Bufler, where Dale shares his memory of Dr. Miller.
Miller, Jay Raymond (1943-2015): Son of Paul and Effie (Creech) Miller; brother of Harlan Miller. The following obituary appeared online April 28, 2015: Jay R. “Ray” Miller, 71, of Mansfield, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Ray was born on June 17, 1943, in Hamilton, OH, to Paul A. and Effie (Creech) Miller. He retired as an ironworker, after many years with the Local Union #1216. Ray was very active in his younger years, and enjoyed skydiving. He was a “die-hard” union man, and loved working with his friends. Ray loved his children and grandchildren, and was very close to them. He is survived by his daughter, Diana (Derek) Robinson of Mansfield; four grandchildren; and three brothers. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Friends may visit and share memories of Ray, between the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Local Union #1216, 821 Park Ave. West, Mansfield. Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD. is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com. See online obituary at: http://www.richlandsource.com/obituaries/jay-ray-miller/article_1d08f7dc-ede6-11e4-8b94-53fab64cf263.html
Neanover, Donald: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the left.
Neanover, Edna: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 1, 1925-26
Neanover, Mary Alice: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1929-30
Nichol, Elsie (Bollenbacher): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (2010) - Elsie Nichol, age 79, of Hamilton, died Saturday, February 13, 2010 in Westover Retirement Community. She was born December 1, 1930 in Hamilton the daughter of Ernest and Clair (Mueller) Bollenbacher. She married Joe Nichol on August 25, 1950 in Darrtown and he preceded her in death on December 14, 2007. She was a member of Darrtown United Methodist Church, Hanover Band, Priscilla Club and she enjoyed playing cards. She is survived by two sons, Scott Nichol and wife, Luann of Hamilton and Brad Nichol and wife, Arlene of College Corner, Ohio; a daughter, Lynne Roll and husband, Mike of Memphis, Tennessee; a brother, Heinz Bollenbacher and wife Betty of Dayton; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Jane Nichol and Ruth Burbank; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Hans Bollenbacher. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. with Rev. Edwin Beck officiating. Burial will be in Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to The Colonial Foundation for Westover, 520 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45013
Nichol, Sarah Jane (Manrod) (1929-2011): Published in Hamilton Journal-News on October 27, 2011: Age 82, of Oxford, Ohio died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at McCullough Hyde Hospital. She was born on May 29, 1929, the daughter of George O. and Harriett (Gray) Manrod. She was a 1947 graduate of McGuffey High School and married John Wells Nichol on August 6, 1955. She earned a B.S. in Education and Masters of Education from Miami University and taught in the Talawanda School District for 28 years. She was a member of many groups and organizations, including the Darrtown Priscilla Club, the Hanover Industrial Band, Butler County Farm Bureau Association, Darrtown VM Women's Society and various card clubs. She stayed active and enjoyed traveling, Miami University basketball, sports, playing cards and activities with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband John, her mother, father and brother George. She is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Funeral service will be Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 NW Washington Blvd., Hamilton, OH with Rev. Harry Stambaugh officiating. Burial will be at Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be the funeral home on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be directed to Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut Street, Oxford, OH 45056. On line condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com
Nunamaker, Nancy Sue: The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (January, 2013) Nancy Sue Nunamaker, 76, of Hamilton, OH passed away January 9, 2013 at Kettering Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1936 in Milford Township, OH to Eldon and Helen (Bufler) Betz. Nancy was retired from First Financial Bank. She is survived by her beloved husband Paul Nunamaker, sister Shirley (Kenneth) Havens; nieces and nephews Timothy (Michelle) Havens, Kimberly (Dan) Keith; great niece Emily and great nephew Alex. Funeral Services will be held at 3pm on Saturday, January 12 at St Matthew Lutheran Church, 4411 Hamilton Richmond Rd.,Darrtown. Donations may be made in Nancy's memory to a charity of one's choice . Condolences may sent online to www.smithoglefuneralhome.com
Ogle, Doris "Dodie" (Alston): Darrtown resident; wife of Harry Ogle; daughter of Walter and Lela Alston; mother of son, Rob and daughter, Kim. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal, October 17, 2011: OGLE, Dodie [Doris Alston] of Darrtown passed way October 14, 2011 surrounded by her loving immediate and extended family. Dodie leaves behind her beloved husband of sixty years, Harry, her son Rob and wife Robbie Ogle, her daughter Kim Ogle and partner Jan Taylor and her dear cat, Toby. In addition she leaves behind "honorary" family members; Steve Menke, June Goldner and her lifelong friend Joan Haskins. On her side of the family she leaves behind her cousins, the Tolley family; Doug, Pat, Lynn, Angie, Ron and Don. On Harry's side of the family she leaves behind her brothers and sisters-in-law and their children; Dick and Sue Ogle, Tom and Jean Ogle and Nancy and Gordon Adams. Preceding her in death were her parents; Walter "Smokey" and Lela (Alexander) Alston. Dodie and Harry made one "sharp- looking" couple as they regularly went out to dinner, or were seen shopping at the Whistle Stop. Dodie was noted for her baking skills, particularly her delicious pies. She also was an accomplished cross-stitch artist. In earlier days the Alston-Ogle household was known for its large family gatherings on Sundays and its open door to friends. Dodie carried on the wonderful holiday traditions her parents started. Christmas brought out the little kid in her. Home meant everything to Dodie. She cherished every moment there, whether it was spending time with her family, mowing the grass with Harry, sitting on the front porch or feeding the birds in the backyard. When being told a story about a mischievous practical jokester, she had a certain appreciative twinkle in her eye, just like her father. She had numerous friends in Darrtown and Oxford. The family wishes that all those friends could be listed here. Her death leaves a very large hole in their hearts and family members' hearts. Private inurnment. Memorial service, October 22, 10:30 a.m., Oxford United Methodist Church 14 North Poplar Street Oxford, Ohio 45056; reception following at the Knolls of Oxford Clubhouse. The family would appreciate donations be made in Dodie's name to: Canine Companions, 4989 Rt. 37 E., Columbus, OH, 43015 or Vitas Hospice Cincinnati, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Smith and Ogle Funeral Home will be serving the family.
Ogle, Harry: Darrtown resident; husband of Dodie Ogle; father of son, Rob and daughter, Kim.
Owens, Herbert: see photo; Darrtown School Grade 1, 1925-26
Paulin, Anna Belle (Myers) (1919-2013): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (January, 2013) - PAULIN, Anna Belle (Myers) age 93, passed away January 5, 2013. She was born to Earl and Dora (VanAusdall) Myers of Bath-Springfield (Indiana) area on December 5, 1919. Anna Belle is survived by her loving soul mate and husband Harry Ritter Paulin; daughter Connie (Wayne) Brack ; son Gary (Judy) Paulin; 3 grandchildren Beth Alexander, Chad (Mindy) Paulin and Kevin (Casey) Paulin; 6 great grandchildren Kristen (Adam) Kinnett, Cameron Paulin, Ethan Paulin, Chloe Paulin, Cohen and Issac Barter; 2 sisters Margaret King and Jean Lanning and many nieces, nephews and good friends. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters Helen Gilmore, Ruby Reiboldt and Mary Louise Brower; 3 brothers Marvin, Donald and Paul Myers. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the compassionate care of Hospice of Middletown Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford January 9, 2012. Mrs. Paulin was laid to rest in the College Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hospice of Middletown 3909 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45044.
Paulin, Harry (1919-2013): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: Harry Ritter age 93, passed away April 16, 2013. He was born to Melvin and Edna (Ritter) Paulin in Hamilton, OH on August 18, 1919. Harry is survived by daughter Connie (Wayne) Brack; son Gary (Judy) Paulin; 3 grandchildren Beth Alexander, Chad (Mindy) Paulin and Kevin (Casey) Paulin; 6 great grandchildren Kristen (Adam) Kinnett, Cameron Paulin, Ethan Paulin, Chloe Paulin, Cohen and Isaac Carter; two sisters Faye Maddock and Mary Hill. He was preceded in death by his loving soul mate Anna Belle (Myers) Paulin on January 5, 2013 and by his brother Herbert Paulin. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the compassionate care of St. Francis Hospice of Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services will be at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home. 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Francis Hospice, 5255 E. Stop 11 Rd., Suite 245, Indianapolis, IN 46237.
Paulin, Herbert: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the left.
Pfaff, Hazel: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 1, 1925-26
Pfaff, Veran: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26
Pierson, Alice: Darrtown resident; wife of Cecil.
Pierson, Cecil W: Darrtown resident; the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Cecil Pierson was born in Mount Carmel, Indiana, the son of Lewis H. and Bessie (Freeman) Pierson. The family moved to Darrtown, where he graduated from Milford Township (Darrtown) High School. He worked for the Estate Stove Company of the Whirlpool Corporation in Hamilton for 20 years and then for the Fox Machinery Company in Cincinnati, where he was maintenance superintendent. He retired in 1971. After his retirement, Cecil was engaged in farming, raising sheep, and gardening. He was a past member of the Collinsville Grange, president of the Council of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, and a minister to the sick. Cecil was survived by wife, Alice; a daughter, Mary Lee Hagerty of Cincinnati; a brother, Wilbur of Hamilton; a sister, Martha Endress of Liberty, Indiana; and his father-in-law, George Long, who celebrated his 105th birthday on January 1, 1986."
Pierson, Dorothy Sun (Harris) (1917-2011): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal - PIERSON, Dorothy Sun (Harris) age 94, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Westover Retirement Healthcare. She was born Feb. 11, 1917 in her parents' farm house on Harris Road, 12 miles north of Hamilton. She was a direct descendant of Joseph Harris, a successful Irish immigrant for whom Harris Rd. is named and the daughter of Arthur Everett Harris and Clara Hoffman Harris. Along with her younger sister Mildred, Dorothy grew up on her parents' 80 acre farm, which was the original Joseph Harris farm purchased in 1803. After graduating valedictorian from Milford Twp HS in Darrtown, she received her BS in Education at Miami University, where she played in the University Symphony Orchestra for 4 years, from 1938-1942. She taught language and social studies at the Amanda School, Lemon Twp, Butler County and taught 5 summers at Cincinnati Union Bethel while working on her Masters Degree at University of Cincinnati. In 1942, Dorothy became the first Butler County WAVE. Her group was responsible for charting the ever-changing locations of mine fields, buoys, lighthouses and swept channels in Atlantic waters off U. S. and European coasts during WWII. Their office received varied data from many sources and provided information to men navigating U. S. ships. Once, after assembling reports, she charted a mine field off the French coast that seemed extremely large. She asked an officer to check her work, and he came to the same conclusion, that it was a prelude to D-Day, June 6, 1944; Mrs. Pierson was ordered not to disclose her duties. "We weren't supposed to tell anybody what we were doing," she recalled. After serving over three years in the U.S. Navy (WR), Dec. 21, 1942 to Jan. 23, 1946 as Officer-in Charge, Navigational Information, Sixth ND Headquarters, Charleston, SC., she returned to teaching in Hamilton as a USN Women's Reserve LT and spent more than 30 years in classrooms, including stints at Wilson Jr. High School, the former Roosevelt Jr. High, the old Hamilton High School and the former Taft High School. She taught English, speech and, for over 25 years. She also taught Special Education, Debate and was Student Council Advisor at Hamilton HS and Taft HS before retirement. In 1947, she married Wilbur Pierson, also a World War II veteran. They had met while attending Milford Township schools. With her husband, Dorothy was active in VBS programs, youth choir for the Somerville United Methodist Church, Somerville, Ohio now merged with the Somerville Presbyterian Church. She was the church pianist for over 40 years, retiring at age 89. Dorothy was a member of AAUW for over 65 years and an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Xi and Chi chapters. She was an astute, but compassionate observer of people, politics and events and enjoyed music, reading, writing poetry, inventing educational games and family genealogy and archival activities. She loved family reunions, most recently the 103rd Harris family reunion and swapping stories with younger family archivists, Jay Harris and Barbara Harris Yauger (Ralph). She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Wilbur Pierson, 4 cousins and their spouses, James (Irene), Robert (Marilee), Mary Elizabeth (Harvey Requarth) and Dwight (Jean) Harris, educators, farmers and community leaders, with whom she grew up, attended high school and college, participated in 4-H club activities, celebrated life events and always followed with great interest their family achievements, and for whom she had great fondness and admiration. She is also predeceased by her cousins Harold (Idabelle) Shaw and Edna Mae Hoffman (Roscoe) Benge. She is survived by her beloved sister, Mildred Harris Daniels (Darrell) of Columbus, Ohio, her dear sister in law, Alice Pierson Endress of West Liberty, IN, cousin Sybil Harris Miller (William) of Oxford, OH, many loving, too numerous to mention, nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews, second cousins and their families, many of them traveling from various parts of Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana and California to celebrate her recent 94TH birthday and to be with her in her recent illness. The family would like to thank Westover Retirement and Colonial Home services for providing such loving, compassionate and expert care for the last three years, particularly Nancy Arthur, Jenny, Angie, Monica, Heather, Wendy, Paul, John, Adam, Miriam, Connie, Kim, Tasha, Amanda, Joyce, Jetta, and Bata. Services will be held at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd., Hamilton Ohio, Saturday March 5 at 11 AM. Visitation will be Fri., March 4, 5-7 PM. Memorial luncheon for friends and family will be held at Westover Retirement Community's Apartment Dining Room after services. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Dorothy Pierson's name to the "Darrtown Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project," Milford Twp, Box 68, Collinsville, OH, 45004 or to Somerville Presbyterian Church, 207 Walnut St.,Somerville, Ohio 45064. Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com
Popst, Dorothy Marie (Lackey): The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal on April 13, 2014: POPST, Dorothy Marie age 98 of Hanover Township, Hamilton, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Berkeley Square in Hamilton, Ohio. She was born on January 23, 1916 in Camden, Ohio daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle (Moore) Lackey. On August 15, 1936 she married the love of her life Andrew S. Popst who precedes her in death after 64years of marriage. In addition to her parents and her husband, Dorothy is preceded in death by her son, Jan A.; sister, Lily Mae Kelly and brothers, Louis and James Lackey. She is survived by her Son and Daughter-in-law, Andrew and Marty Popst of Fairfield; Grandson, Greg and Lynn Taylor of Largo, FL; Granddaughter, Stacy and Rob May of Fairfield; Three great grandsons, Ethan, Landon and Quinton May; Brother, Gene Lackey of Camden and loving sister-in-law, Mary Lackey of Camden; nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the wonderful friends at Waterford of Fairfield, the staff of Berkeley Square of Hamilton and the angels at Hospice of Hamilton for their comfort and care. Services will be Private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held in Darrtown Cemetery in Darrtown, Milford Township, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to Nein-Barnes Funeral Home- Camden, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions please be made to Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave. Hamilton, Ohio 45013. Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com
Popst, Fred: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row.
Popst, Tom: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row.
Quick, Jerry (1935-2011): Darrtown resident; the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "QUICK, Jerry T. Age 76. of Hamilton, died Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Fairfield. He was born May 27, 1935 in Hamilton, the son of John W. and Mattie (Mink) Quick. He was a 1953 graduate of Seven Mile High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving from 1958 to 1960. He married Marjorie Phares on June 15, 1957 in Darrtown Methodist Church. He was the owner/operator of Ace Machine Tool in Fairfield. Jerry was a member of the Ohio Valley Region Model "A" Ford Club, a devoted grandfather and an avid Ross Ram Fan. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughters, Melanie Schmitt and husband, John and Shari Guenther and husband, Glenn; grandchildren, Melissa, Lori and Christy Schmitt and Gwenna, Stephanie and Corey Wigal; brothers Bob Quick of Eaton, Fred Quick of Trenton and Don Quick of Harrison; brother-in-law, James Phares of Seven Mile; sisters, Virginia Manzie of Florida, Eleanor Macko of Fairfield, Sandra Isaacs and Mary Ann McMillian of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John II, James and Joe; sister, Betty and son-in-law, Carl Wigal. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Weigel Funeral home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd with Rev. Peggy Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Collinsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of the service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Animal Adoption Foundation, 2480 Ross Millville Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013. Online condolence are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com." Also, see photo; Organizations/Page 2/Darrtown Purple Skunks Baseball Team.
Quick, Robert: See photo; Organizations/Page 2/Darrtown Purple Skunks Baseball Team.
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