The Early Bird from Arcanum, Ohio (2024)

Sunday, February 8, 2015-The Early Bird, PAGE 7 OBITUARIES SEMAN -Glenn Omar and Elizabeth Caroline Veteran "Betty" Se- man of Greenville, Ohio, married for 53 years, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home just five hours apart. Elizabeth was born on September 25, 1913 in Darke County, to the late Daniel and Lottie (Cable) Dohme. Glenn was born on February 18, 1927 in Darke County, to the late Melvin and Virla (Sebring) Seman. They were married on July 20, 1961 and are survived by daughter and son in law, Judy and Pete Vredenburg of Tijeras, NM; son and daughter in law, Gary and Lisa Brown of Rutherfordton, NC; grandchildren, Amanda (Donnie) Parris of Lyman, SC, Collin Brown of Forest City, NC, Leah (Josh) Jones of Shelby, NC, Mark (Rae Ann) Beyerl of Pensacola, and Kurt Beyerl of Menominee Falls, 14 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their appreciation to Ted and Karen Nealeigh for their continued support and help throughout the years.

Both were preceded in death by their parents as well as Betty's siblings, Denver Dohme, Herbert Dohme and Ellen Nealeigh. They were members of Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville where Elizabeth was a lifelong member. They were the owners and operators of the Copper Kettle Print Ship in Greenville, Big Bike shop in Greenville and Excel Printing Plant in Crystal River, Florida. Elizabeth was also a commercial artist and worked for Booth Furniture in Dayton and 9 years at Neff Lettering in Greenville. Glenn also worked at the skating rink in Greenville and was a model train enthusiast.

Betty loved gardening, flowers and was a doll collector. Glenn was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial is in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville.

A Military Service was conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard at the funeral home in honor of Glenn's service. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.

WHITE Larry A. White, 52, of Eldorado, passed away on January 29, 2015 at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN. He was born July 17, 1962 in Richmond, Ind. Larry was employed at The Rodeo Shop Trailer Sales for over 20 years. He enjoyed racing and victories with Johnson Racing, starting with Larry "Monk" Johnson, Sam Johnson, and Ed Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel White; daughters, Shelby White and Cheyanne Barnett; parents, Gene White and Paula Dunaway; grandsons, Lane White and Zein Emrick; stepchildren, Casey Burdick and Cody Munchel; and sisters, Nancy (Joe) Larison and Kim (Todd Gross) White; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of memorial services at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at the Girton Schmidt Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the March of Dimes, Marine Corp and Navy Relief Society, or Monroe Twp. Food Bank. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome. com. CLAWSON Les- ter E.

Clawson, 71, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. at State of the Heart Hospice Center, Wayne HealthCare. He was born on Sept. 28, 1943 in Greenville, the son of L.

Louise (Warvel) Clawson of Greenville and the late Lester E. Clawson. He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Marcum of Greenville, three grandchildren, Brittany Lipps, Anthony Marcum, and Brendan Marcum, one great-granddaughter, Elliana Hammaker; and many special friends. Lester was the owner and operator of Martin Street Barber Shop and was a barber for 48 years. He was a member of Ansonia United Methodist Church, Greenville V.F.W., Grenville Elks, Greenville Moose and Greenville Eagles.

Graveside Services will DCHS continues TNR program; help needed GREENVILLE The Darke County Humane Society's (DCHS) Trap, Neuter and Release program continues to move forward. Thus far their team has spayed and neutered 234 cats. They have many more to go and need more volunteer help to continue this work. If you are interested and have a few hours to spare, call 548- 7299 and ask to talk with Judy or Mike. If you have feral cats in your neighborhood give them a call so they can help with this problem.

Spay and neutering helps to keep the colony size from getting out of hand as well as preventing inner breeding which creates a host of problems for the cats. DCHS continues to be at near capacity for animals at the shelter located at 7053 State route 49 N. If you are looking for a dog or cat to adopt, come out and take a look. Remember they are not all cute little puppies or kittens, but they do all need a home. They currently have eight dogs, 42 cats, and six rabbits looking for a good home.

How can you help? There are many ways. Remember they exist totally on donations and fundraisers. DCHS is continually looking for volunteers to help with projects and fundraisers. Their major fundraisers are Bingo, Darke County gives to Big Brothers Big Sisters GREENVILLE Dayton Power Light Foundation recently donated $7,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. The donation was awarded as a grant to help fund the after-school Buddies program.

"The support we receive from Foundation goes a long way with helping Big Brothers Big Sisters with supplies, recruitment, and professionally supporting our six after school programs. We are very excited and appreciative of all the support we receive from Foundation" reports Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Jennifer Bruns. The funding comes at an opportune time for the agency, which now has nearly 100 matches in its high school mentoring programs, located at six elementary school sites in Shelby and Darke counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby Darke County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The relationship is meant to guide each child towards becoming a confident, competent, and caring individual.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may call the office at 547-9622 or 492- Abbottsville Monuments We do not employ funeral homes, cemeteries or sales people. Therefore, we can pass on to our customers the 20 to 35 percent commission OVER 1000 IN STOCK Absolutely no Door to Door or Phone Solicitation 5 miles south of Greenville on St. Rt. 49 (next to Abbottsville Cemetery) 937-548-3011 M-F 9-4; Sat. 9-12; Other times by appointment be held Monday, Feb.

9, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from the New Teegarden Cemetery, on State Route 47, near Ansonia, with Reverend Terry Haworth officiating. A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at the Greenville Elks at noon. Arrangements are in the care of the Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave.

Sidney, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the Clawson family at the funeral home's website, cromesth. com. CLARK Dave L.

Clark, 69, of Arcanum, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Memorial services were held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum. JEFFERS Brenda Jo Jeffers, 54, of Gettysburg, died Wednesday, Jan.

28, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Community Chapel in Bradford. Friends and family are invited to participate in a carry-in dinner at the church following the service.

SPONAUGLE- Ruth Lucille Sponaugle, 87, of Bradford, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial is in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County.

YOUNG Connie Irene Young, 68, of Montezuma and formerly of Greenville, died Jan. 19, 2015. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial is in Greenville Cemetery.

Discount Card Sales, Rada Knife Sales, and Trophy Nut and Candy Sales. If you would like to help, call 548- 7299. The annual DCHS Auction is quickly approaching; the date is March 21. They are looking for donated items for this event. Their famous spaghetti dinner is also part of this event.

Come enjoy the evening at Paws Hall, 848 Martin Greenville. ees; this includes a company lane banner. A Lane Sponsorship for $150 includes the company name placed on a large banner above one of the lanes during the day-long event. Corporate sponsor names are announced throughout the day. Many other prizes are involved including gift certificates to local restaurants and retail gift certificates.

Anyone interested should call the office at 547-9622 or 492-7611 to obtain more information. Registration forms are available on the web at CLARK Ronald D. Clark, 72, of Covington, died Friday, Jan. 30.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Covington Christian Church. SHOEMAKER Virginia L. Shoemaker, 85, of Greenville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. A funeral service was held Thursday, Feb.

5, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial is in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. MATTHIEU Golda I. Matthieu, 99, of Versailles, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Burial is in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles. SWARTWOUT Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Swartwout, 79, of Greenville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial is in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. CURTIS Robert A. "Bob" Curtis, 73, of AnsoVeteran nia, died Sat- urday, Jan.

31, 2015. A celebration of Bob's Life was held Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial is in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. BURNFIELD Linda L.

Burnfield, 61, of Ansonia, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Services were held Friday, Feb. 6, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial is in the Shook Cemetery near Rossburg.

WARTH Carole E. (Holsapple) Warth, 72, of New Paris, died Feb. 3, 2015. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Braund Pope Funeral Home, New Madison.

Burial is in Monroe Cemetery. WITWER -Helen Ma- ree Witwer, 94, of Greenville, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.

14, 2015 at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, Bradford. A private graveside service will be held in the Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. until time of the services in the church.

HUNT James "Jim" Theodore Hunt 93, Veteran of Bradford, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. Interment is at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m.

on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the funeral home. SHEPHERD Paul E. Shepherd, 65, of GreenVeteran ville, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. A visitation was held Friday, Feb.

6, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Graveside services followed in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville. GARLAND Clarence "Doug" Garland, 67, Veteran of Greenville, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb.

7, 2015 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial is in the Miami Memorial Park Covington. MVCTC preschool registration opens 7611. Efforts are currently underway to recruit teams and corporate sponsors for the agency's annual "Bowl For Kids' Sake" event. The event is set for March 6 and 7, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville.

Bowl for Kids' Sake is open to the public and local community members can form 4-5 person teams. Each team member collects donations and comes out to enjoy the party. Corporate sponsorships are available for $325 where a company enters a five-person team of the' company's employ- ENGLEWOOD Laughter, encouragement, and hands-on exploring is what you will see and hear coming from the preschool at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). This preschool is unique in that junior and senior high school students run it as part of the Early Childhood Education program. The program's instructors, Connie Marshal and Darnice Wilkinson, educate students on all areas of child development, instructional strategies, and curriculum set forth by the State of Ohio Board of Education.

Students apply their knowledge and skills by operating a fully functional preschool for three to five year olds. Every day the preschoolers explore and learn through various activities designed and implemented by these bright young educators. The preschool is divided into two different classes, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. On any given day, you will find children in the preschool actively involved and enjoying learning. "Each morning these children walk through that door with a smile on their face and an aura of sheer delight to be here and to learn with us and we are honored by that," said Alicia Newman, program assistant.

Enrollment for the next school year began Feb. 1. Children ages three to five (must be three by June 1) that are potty trained may apply. Both morning and afternoon classes will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The morning class is from a.m.

and the afternoon class is from p.m. There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee and yearly tuition is $420. Please call 854-6070 for more information regarding the MVCTC Pre-school program. For more information on MVCTC's Early Childhood Education program, visit For more information on the preschool program, visit

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