September 26, 2002
Eleanore Ophelia Edwards of Cincinnati and formerly of Yellow Springs died Sunday, Sept. 22, in The Meadows in Cincinnati. She was 98 years of age.
Born on Nov. 27, 1903, in Union City, Tenn., she was the daughter of William S. and Savanna G. (Hunger) Edwards.
She graduated from Wilberforce University with a teaching certificate. She received her bachelor of arts degree from McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill., and went to graduate school at the University of Illinois. She was a teacher for 40 years and taught in public and Catholic schools in East St. Louis, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Ralph, Hugh, Bruce, William, Frank and Floyd; three sisters, Josephine Hughes, Ethel Colby and Pauline Sykes.
She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. Burial was in Glen Forest Cemetery.
John "Jack" Edward Malone of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Dayton and Yellow Springs, died Saturday, Sept. 21, at Hospice of Dayton. He was 80 years of age.
Born July 25, 1922, in Washington, Ky., he was the son of James and Elizabeth (Foley) Malone.
He served in London, Paris and Scotland as a control tower operator during World War II. He returned to the U.S. to earn degrees from Moorehead University, study at several other universities and begin a noteworthy career as an educator. He taught at Flemingsburg and Paris, Ky., and Trotwood and Englewood, and became the superintendent of Clayton schools at age 33.
In subsequent years, he served as principal of Yellow Springs High School for 16 years, during which it was chosen as one of the 30 model schools in the U.S. He also served as assistant superintendent of Northmont schools and Dayton city schools and as a supervisor in Clark County schools.
He was a John Hays Fellow and received numerous other educational awards.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald, Thomas, James and Vincent.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Day) Malone; children, Michael Malone and his wife, Julie, of San Francisco, John Steven Malone and his wife, Kathryn, of Yellow Springs, Mollye F. Malone of Yellow Springs, Kathleen Malone of Surfside City, S.C., Margaret Larson and her husband, Michael, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Amy Fugate and her husband, Anthony, of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Matthew and John David Larson, John Michael Malone and Mollye K. Malone; Joseph and Jacob Fugate and John "Jack" Hudson Malone; two sisters, Elizabeth (Wayne) Bell of Lexington, and Mary Jo Pfeffer of Washington, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held in St. Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The family was served by Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the John Malone Scholarship Fund at Yellow Springs High School, 420 East Enon Road, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.