October 31, 2002

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Charles Sternecker

Charles L. Sternecker of Indianapolis died Tuesday, Oct. 22, at American Village, Ind. He was 75 years of age.

Born on May 31, 1927, in St. Louis, he was the son of Richard and Mary (Witte) Sternecker.

He received a master’s degree in sculpture from the University of Missouri in 1967. He worked as a medical sculptor at Indiana University of Medicine, where he retired in 1992.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and was a kite enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Greb) Sternecker; daughters and sons-in-law, Christa and Travis Newsome of Athens, Ga., and Celise and Sam McKee of Yellow Springs; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jeanne Sternecker of Mesa, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Anne Nicole Newsome, Julia Elizabeth Newsome and Samuel Charles McKee of Yellow Springs.

Services were held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer Association.

Sue Good

Sue Good, formerly of Yellow Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 19, at Croasdaile Village in Durham, N.C. She was 81 years of age.

Born Suzanne Judd Sanney on Jan. 22, 1921, in Clifton Springs, N.Y., she graduated as valedictorian from Upper Darby High School, in Pennsylvania, in 1937. In 1941, she received a bachelor of arts degree with distinction in psychology from the University of Rochester, where she was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa. She attended graduate school at the Merrill-Palmer Institute in Detroit.

Following her marriage on Oct. 31, 1942, to Donald Roth Good of Libertyville, Ill., Sue and Donald moved to Yellow Springs, where Don was doing research work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. They continued to live and raise their family in Yellow Springs, where Sue worked for the Fels Research Institute and Antioch Education Abroad. Sue and Don were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church.

After Don’s death in 1984, Sue continued to volunteer at the Yellow Springs Library and the Senior Center. She also traveled extensively throughout Europe, Australia, the Far East and the Caribbean. Following a stroke in 2000, Sue recuperated at Outlook Pointe in Xenia. She had recently moved to the Croasdaile Village assisted living facility in Durham, N.C.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Lee Michael, and her husband, George, of Mason, Ohio; her son, Steven Spencer Good, and his wife, Joan, of Durham, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Catherine Ruth, Steven Robert and Ann Marie Good, and Andrew Roth Michael.

A memorial service will be held in December when all the family will be able to gather in Yellow Springs to celebrate Sue’s life. The family requests that memorial gifts be given to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation or to the First Presbyterian Church to further the maintenance fund started in memory of Donald R. Good.

Jasmine Michelle Benton

Jasmine Michelle Benton, infant triplet daughter of former Yellow Springs residents Ronald Anthony and Debra Michelle (Acton) Benton, who now live in Amesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

She was born Aug. 14, 2002. She was a strong little girl and a real fighter. She touched many people’s hearts during her nine weeks of life.

She was preceded in death by her triplet brother Michael Anthony; paternal great-grandparents, Edward and Mary Benton; and maternal great-grandparents, Robert Acton Jr. and Charles and Donna Bauer.

She is survived by her triplet brother Anthony Edward Benton; paternal great-grandparents, George and Jeannette McDonald of Yellow Springs; maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Acton of Yellow Springs; paternal grandparents, Donna Benton of Rockford, Ill., and Ron and Jean Benton of Springfield; maternal grandparents Ralph and Melanie Acton of Yellow Springs; two aunts and their spouses, Donna and Paul Evans of Enon and Diane and Eric Johnson of Beavercreek; one uncle, David Acton of Yellow Springs; and four cousins, William and Melanie Evans and Jaden and Jayme Johnson.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 26, with Pastor Norman H. Colemand III of Richland United Methodist Church officiating.

Contributions in Jasmine’s memory may be made to the Children’s Hospital, NICU, Attn: Jill Beverly, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205.

Bill Baker memorial

A memorial celebrating the life of Bill Baker will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m., at the Glen Helen Building.

Baker died on Oct. 18. His family invites his many friends to come and share their memories, especially amusing ones, and to enjoy a light lunch afterward.