August 7, 2003



Lester Paxson
Lester Leroy Paxson died on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Community Hospital in Springfield. He was 92.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1911, in Clark County, the son of John Martin and Jennie Mae (McFarland) Paxson.

He was a lifelong resident of Greene County. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy (Rine) Paxson in October 1991; his brother, Howard Paxson; and two sisters, Florence Jane Grey and Lois Donahoe.

He is survived by many good friends.

Friends may visit on Friday, Aug. 8, from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. Interment will follow in Byron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387, or to a charity of one’s choice.


Wesley Henrikson Sr.
Wesley R. Henrikson Sr., formerly of Shelby, died Saturday morning, Aug. 2, at Friends Care Community. He was 92.

Mr. Henrikson was born April 26, 1911, in Belleville, N.J., the son of the late Wesley Emanuel and Karin Regina (Eklof) Henrikson.

He retired as a manufacturer’s representative for the Alabama Pipe Company. He was a charter member of the East Millstone Rescue Squad in East Millstone, N.J. He was a former member of the American Society of Sanitary Engineers, Shelby A.A.R.P., where he was an officer, and the Shelby Country Club. He was active with the Junior Achievement program in Shelby for many years.

During his retirement years, Mr. Henrickson worked at Shelby Senior High School as a teacher’s aide and in the athletic department. He attended Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer.

Mr. Henrikson was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Dyleski Henrikson, in March 1994; a brother, Leroy; and a sister, Margaret.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Gerry and Jim Coen of Fairborn; a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley R. Jr. and Sally Henrikson of Northville, Mich.; grandchildren, Andy Coen of Fairborn, Carrie and Chris Sullivan of Jersey City, N.J., Holly and Denis Hayes of Lewisville, Texas, and Suzi and Albert Tapia of Oak Park, Mich.; two great grandchildren, Jack Hayes and Abby Hayes.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, with burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45449, or to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420.

Memorial service for Jean Olds

A memorial service will be held for Jean C. Olds on Saturday, Aug. 16, 3–6 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meetinghouse, 2884 U.S. 68.

Jean died at her home on Feb. 15 of an apparent heart attack. She was 76.

She was born in Watertown, S.D., on Nov. 4, 1926. In 1950 she moved to Yellow Springs. For many years she worked in Olive’s Beauty Shop, then bought the shop and named it Jeannie’s Beauty Shop.

For more information, call Shawn at 324-5377, 206-9498 or 767-1801.