recently of Yellow Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 22, in Knoxville, Tenn.
She was 99 years of age.
Born on August 31, 1903, in Lodi, N.J., she grew up in Yonkers, N.Y. She
was a graduate of the Dwight School in Englewood, N.J., and of Ogontz
Junior College in Philadelphia. An accomplished pianist, she also attended
music school in New York City. Later, she lived in Knoxville for 62 years.
She was an avid traveler, particularly drawn to the ocean and beach, and
was a serious shell collector. Every year for 45 years she visited Cape
Hatteras, N.C., which became her beloved second home. She also loved dogs.
In 1999, she moved to Yellow Springs and lived for three years with her
daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gordon Chapman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Williamson, a faculty
member at the University of Tennessee.
In addition to the Chapmans, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law,
Robert and Mary Lee Williamson, of Knoxville, four grandchildren and five
Graveside services were held in Knoxville on Sept. 24. Memorial donations
may be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, 800 Millwood
Road, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Estella B. Walker, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, in
the Villa of Springfield. She was 76 years of age.
She was born August 29, 1926, in Chillicothe, the daughter of Samuel and
Estella (Winbun) Stewart.
She was a homemaker and a Springfield newspaper carrier for 16 years.
She was also a member of Faith Wesleyan Church, where she served as church
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond E. Walker;
two sons, Roland and Michael L. Walker; two daughters, Ruth E. and Deborah
S. Walker; and four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra K. Lynch of Orange, Calif., and
Rose M. (Jack) Walker-Smith, of Springfield; one son, Danny R. Walker
of Yellow Springs; one sister, Jean Upthegrove of Utica, N.Y.; one brother,
Richard (Dianne) Stewart of Lancaster; six grandchildren and a host of
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Faith Wesleyan Church,
and burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The final tribute was a service
of the Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel.
Grace A. (Driscoll) Tribur died Monday, Sept. 30, at Regina Nursing Home
in Hastings, Minn. She was 91 years of age.
She was born in Columbus on April 21, 1911, to David A. and Annie Laurie
Driscoll. She made her home in South St. Paul, Minn., and Yellow Springs.
She was a past member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Yellow Springs, St.
John Vianney Church, South St. Paul, Minn., and Regina Chapel, Hastings,
Minn. She was a past member of the Yellow Springs Senior Citizens Center,
a long-time member of the National Right to Life Organization, and a special
friend to many at Regina Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers and sisters, husband,
Cyril, granddaughter, Mirielle, and many loved family members and friends.
She is survived by her children, Christopher A. (Marie) Tribur of Morrison,
Colo., and Laurie T. (Brad) Nilles of South St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren,
Douglas, Zoe, Aaron, Martha, Luke and Hannah; and her special daughters,
Ellen Hart-Shegos and Ann C. Fox.
Mass of Catholic Burial and Resurrection was held at Our Lady of Sorrows
Chapel, with interment at St. Josephs Cemetery, Columbus, on Oct.
Elinor B. Preis, a longtime resident of Yellow Springs, died of pneumonia
in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 16. She was 88 years of age.
She was born May 25, 1914, in Elberon, N.J.
She first came to Yellow Springs in 1949 with her family and remained
here until 1963, when her family moved to New Zealand. Subsequently she
moved to Griffith, Australia, where she lived until moving to San Diego
She was a lover of opera and musical productions. Shortly after moving
to Yellow Springs, she performed in a Gilbert and Sullivan production
at the old Yellow Springs Opera House. She had been a member of the Yellow
Springs Friends Meeting and served on the Board of Directors of the Yellow
Springs Senior Citizens Center.
She is remembered for her gentle, modest, and unassuming manner and for
her kindness and helpfulness to those around her. Having worn glasses
since she was 14 years old, she had a lifelong interest in helping those
with vision problems. She frequently assisted people with visual handicaps
and particularly enjoyed reading to people with poor eyesight.
She is survived by her sons, Michael of Port Washington, N.Y., and Pat
(Betsy) of Girdwood, Ala.; and two grandsons, Thomas and Andrew, both
of Girdwood, Ala., of whom she was very proud.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 21 in San Diego.
David W. Hull, Xenia, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 30, at Greene
Memorial Hospital. He was 67 years of age.
He was born June 21, 1935, in Fairfield, Ohio, the son of Charles and
Cora Young Hull.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of St. Brigid Church and was
formerly employed at Vernay Laboratories.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Peg (Finn) Hull, whom
he married May 17, 1958; four children and their spouses, Douglas W. and
Veronica Hull, Beavercreek, Melissa and Brian Neary, Xenia, Angie and
Scott Beam, Xenia, and Michael J. Hull, Xenia; eight grandchildren, Daniel,
Allison, David, Nicholas, Alexander, Jackson, Olivia and Chloe; and a
brother, Chester Davis, Virginia Beach, Va.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Brigid Church,
Xenia. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery, Yellow Springs. Contributions
may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association.