Obituaries Section :: Page 44

  • Naida Sutch Gillespie

    Naida Sutch Gillespie died Tuesday, Aug. 17, while asleep in her living room. Naida’s education included high school in Lake Township, Ohio; a bachelors degree from Taylor University in 1945; a masters from Oberlin Graduate School of Theology in 1953; a M.Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 1961…

  • Barbara Preis

    Barbara Preis

    Barbara Elizabeth Hogg Preis died at Friends Care Community on Friday, July 20. She was 83. Barbara was born on December 22, 1926, in Rangitikei, New Zealand, the daughter of Lewis Gordon Hogg and Bessie Bruce Hogg. Barbara grew up on a sheep farm in Halcombe, New Zealand, and attended Nga Tawa Diocesan School for Girls.

  • Ruth Yellowhawk

    Former Yellow Springs resident and WYSO employee Ruth Yellowhawk died Saturday, Aug. 7, in her home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Her husband, Jim, and other family members were with her. Ruth spent her last few days in the glass-walled living room of her home where she had a panoramic view of the skies and evergreens surrounding her home.

  • Frank Betcher

    Frank Hubert Betcher died peacefully in his home on Saturday, Aug. 7. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Oehl Betcher, in 1986. He is survived by his daughter, Maria Cernota, granddaughter Naomi Cernota and son-in-law William Cernota. They currently reside in Yellow Springs in the family home.

  • Jim Parker memorial

    A celebration of the life of Jim Parker will be held Aug. 22, 2–4 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building. Those attending are asked to bring memories to share. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, gifts and contributions in his memory be made to Friends Care Community and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs.

  • Jim Parker

    Jim Parker

    James Lowell Parker, a stroke survivor of 11 years, died July 27 at Friends Care Community. He was 76. Jim was born July 1, 1934 to Sam and Aline Parker in Versailles, Ill.

  • Sue Seely

    Sue Seely died July 22. She was 83. Sue was born March 9, 1927 in East Lansing, Mich. to Harlan Murray Hungerford and Sarah Irene Prichard. She grew up in Kent, Ohio, where her father was a professor of English at Kent State University.

  • Paula D. Wilson

    Paula D. Wilson of Yellow Springs died in her home on July 16. She was 58. Paula was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a very spiritual woman with a strong Christian relationship.

  • Reba Gordon

    Reba Gordon

    Reba Gordon died on Friday, July 9, at the Friends Care Community. She was 96. Reba was born February 4, 1914, in Proskurov, Ukraine, the daughter of Morris Sanders and Mollie Eisenstein Sanders. Fleeing anti-Semitism in Proskurov, her family left for America.

  • Mitzi Manny memorial

    A memorial celebration of the life of Mildred “Mitzi” Manny and her passion for music, art and books will be held Sunday, July 25, 2 p.m. in the Glen Helen Building. Mitzi, who most recently lived in the independent-living homes of Friends Care Community, died June 24 of cancer at the age of 91.

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