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Christine M. Wenning

Christine M. Wenning, of Batesville, 85 years of age, died Thursday, October 16, at Dreyerhaus Health and Rehabilitation center, Batevsille.

She was born February 21, 1912, In Milhousen, the daughter of Henry and Josephine (Rolfes) Buening. She became the wife of Albert Wenning on June 26, 1937, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Milhousen. He died February 28, 1982. Mrs. Wenning was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, the ladies' society and Knights of St John Ladies' Auxiliary, all of Batesville.

She was survived by one son, Dale Wenning of Batesville; two daughters, Mary Jo Siedling of Metamora and Doris Schwier of Sunman; one sister, Kathryn Tebbe of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by four brothers and one grandchild.

The funeral service was held Saturday, October 18, at St. Louis Church, with Father Al Hudepohl, O.F.M. officiating. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements. Batesville 10 Lifesquad and the Area 12 Council on Aging is accepting memorial donations.

George O. Bruestle

George O. Bruestle, 74 years old, passed away, Wednesday, October 15.

He was born the son of Henry M. and Ruth (Renner) Bruestle. He was a retired senior engineer at Procter and Gamble after 34 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Roettger, his children, Jeffrey T. and Penny (Schroeder) Bruestle, Eric G and Wendy (Wagoner) Bruestle, and Douglas J. and Dawn (White) Bruestle; and grandchildren, Suzanne, Kristopher, Amy, Matthew, David, Ryan, Katie and Emily Bruestle.

Funeral services for Mr. Bruestle were conducted Saturday, October 18, at the Mausoleum Chapel in Spring Grove Cemetery. Monetary contributions in Mr. Bruestle's memory may be directed to the FIne Arts Fund, Beech Acres, SPCA, or the charity of your choice. Bolton and Lunsford Funeral Home is serving the family.

Margaret L. Brier

Margaret L. Brier, 89 years old, of 4012 Bath Road, Brookville, passed away Friday evening, at McCullough-Hyde Hospital, Oxford, Ohio.

She was born on October 13, 1908, to Charles and Emma (Ault) Hays in Preble County, Ohio. She had lived most of her life in the Bath community. Mrs. Brier is a dedicated member of the Bath United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She graduated from high school in College Corner. She married Davis Brier on September 14, 1929 and he passed away in 1991.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Mary Brier of Liberty and John and Nancy Brier of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Marilyn) Hewitt of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Keohane of Grand Island, New York; one brother Lewis Hays of Palmetto, California; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Bath United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 21, with the Rev. Malcolm B. Greene, pastor of her church, officiaing. Interment followed in College Corner Cemetery, west College Corner. Assisting the family with arrangements was Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel in College Corner, Ohio, where contributions were made to the Bath United Methodist Church or the United Methodist Women of the church.

Mildred Myers

Mildred Myers, age 87, of Oxford, Ohio, died Thursday, October 16, at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford, Ohio after a brief illness.

She was born in Franklin County, on July 31, 1910, the daughter of Albert and Nellie (Jones) Pohlar. She was a graduate of Springfield High School and attended business college for two years. On January 17, 1931, she married Merle D. Myers in Indianapolis and they farmed the Myers Grand View Family Farm in Franklin County for more than 50 years. Mr. Myers died in 1986. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church, the Franklin County Farm Bureau and was active in the WCSC and Oxford Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Reba) Deiss of Oxford, Ohio and Joyce Arnold of San Jose, California; two sons, Jack, and his wife, Irene, of Davie, Florida and Allen of Fort Myers, Florida; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Hillman of Brookville and Leona Schuster of Liberty.

Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by one son, Neil, and one sister, Helen Lindsey.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 20, at Kumler Chapel on the Western College Campus of Miami University. Burial followed in College Corner Cemetery. Smith and Ogle Funeral Home of Oxford, Ohio was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the McCullough-Hyde Hospital Auxiliary.

Adam F. Shively

Adam F. Shively, 18 year old son of Steven H. and Sylvia (Sandlin) Shively, died on Tuesday, October 14.

He is survived by his parents; one brother, Steven Eric Shively; his grandparents, Mildred Sandlin, Carl and Mary Lou Sandlin, Elsie Shively; seven aunts, one uncle and many cousins.

The funeral for Adam was held Friday, October 17, at Batavia First United Methodist Church, Batavia, Ohio. The family prefers that memorial go to The Civil Air Patrol, P.O.Box 626, Batavia, Ohio, 45103.

Olyvia Brooke Morford

Olyvia Brooke Morford, two day old daughter of Aaron and Brooke (Riehle) Morford, of 15009 Maple Street Brookville, died at Childrens' Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, October 23.

She was born at that hospital on Tuesday, October 21.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her brother, Brett Morford, at home; her grandparents, Dane and Judy Riehle of Blooming Grove, Jim and Roberta Robinson of Lakeview and Larry and Judy Morford of Connersville; and her great-grandparents, Elmer and Rita Riehle of Blooming Grove, Charles and Myrtle Love and Marian Cornn, all of Connersville, and Delores DeRossett of Hellier, Kentucky.

Rev. Louis Schumacher officiated the funeral service on Monday, October 27, at 11am at Cook Funeral Home. The child was laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Frances Bennett

Frances "Toddy" Bennett, 329 South Washington Street, Laurel, died at 8:45am Sunday, October 26, at Warren Methodist Home, Warren, at the age of 89.

She was born October 12, 1908, in Laurel, the daughter of Roll and Clara (Timberman) Wiggins. She had lived most of her life in Laurel and was a 1927 graduate of Laurel High School. She had been a beauty shop operator in Franklin County-Lureal area for several years between 1930 and 1995. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Laurel Methodist Church since 1920 and she was the oldest member. She was an over 50 year member of the Brookville OES, a charter member to HUD in Franklin County and had served as secretary from 1969-1985 of the Laurel cemeteries. She married Francis H. "Benny" Bennett on February 20, 1946 and he preceeded her in death on September 25, 1996.

She is survived by one brother, Gene Wiggins of Laurel.

Four brothers, plus her husband, preceeded her in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Brennett will begin at 1pm, Wednesday, October 29, at the Laurel Methodist Church. Tom Pitcher and Rev. Steven Bahrt will preside and burial will follow in the Old Laurel Cemetery. Moster and Cox Mortuary of Rushville assisted the family with arrangements.

Mildred F. Bischoff

Mildred F. Bischoff, of Brookville and a lifelong resident of Franklin County, passed away Friday, October 24, at her home. She was 82 years old.

She was born May 30, 1915, in Franklin County, to Joseph and Mary "Mayme" (Rissleman) Sturwold. She was the wife of Clifford Bischoff and he preceeded her in death. Mrs. Bischoff was a homemaker and member of Holy Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Cedar Grove and Franklin County and Dearborn County Democratic Women's Club.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Wilfred Bischoff of St. Leon, and Linda and Tom Dunn of Brookville; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Ardis Bischoff of Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; one sister, Margie Schwegman of Brookville; and one brother, Andy Sturwold of Greensburg.

Preceeding her in death were her parents, husband, one son (Ronald Bischoff), and four brothers (Al, William, Harry and Stanley Sturwold.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, October 28, at Holy Guardian Angel Church, Cedar Grove, by the Rev. Louis Schumacher, Pallbearers included Brian Bischoff, Vernon Schwegman, Earl Sturwold, Harold Sturwold, Donny Sturwold and Leon Nobbe. She was interred at the church cemetery. Monetary contributions may be directed to the Franklin County EMS or a charity of the donor's choice. Cook Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Sylvania Hauck

Mary Sylvania "Vane" Hauck, 19311 Toney Road, Batesville, died at her home on Sunday, October 26, at the age of 81 years.

She was born in Clay County, Kentucky, on October 21, 1916, the daughter of Marion and Rebecca (Mathis) Davidson. She was married to Edward Hauck and he preceeded her in death. Mrs. Hauck was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sisters, Eva Million of Cincinnati, Ohio and Susan Thomas of Concrete, Washington; six brothers, Robert Davidson of Sexton Creek, Kentucky, Ishom Davidson of Batavia, Ohio, Elby Davidson of Lobelville, Tennessee, Forster Davidson of Amity, Missouri and Estill and Ervin Davidson, both of Batesville.

Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by one brother, Elisha Davidson and one sister, Bessie Byrd.

Rev. Wayne Ison will conduct the funeral service on Wednesday, October 29, at 10am at Cook Funeral Home. She will be interred at Maple Grove Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Any memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

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