Susan M. Kiehl of Yellow Springs died quietly on Saturday, Feb. 1, after
fighting bone disease and leukemia.
She loved life and laughing. The world was a better place because she
was in it. Her life was devoted to helping others, both socially and professionally
as a mental health therapist. For Kiehl, life was only worth fighting
for because of her friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Kiehl.
She is survived by her two daughters, Thea and Sarah Kessler; her two
brothers, John and Jeff Kiehl; and her mother, Margaret Kiehl.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Feb. 8,
2 p.m., in the Glen Helen Building. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the James Cancer Hospital (jamesline.com or 614-293-3744)
or the Heifer Foundation (heiferfoundation.com).
Irene May Silcott of Fairborn died Sunday, Feb. 2, in Greene Memorial
Hospital. She was 70.
She was born on May 1, 1932, in Pike County, Ohio, the daughter of James
Robert and Helen Louise (Bellows) Yoakum.
She attended Wright View Church of the Nazarene.
She was preceded in death by her father, son Jeff Silcott, daughter-in-law
Lynn Silcott and grandson Nicholas Silcott.
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, David Silcott; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Terry and Wayne Vince of Fairborn
and Diana and Ernest Henderson of Yellow Springs; two sons and a daughter-in-law,
David Silcott and Jim and Evelyn Silcott, all of Fairborn; her mother,
Helen Louise Yoakum of Fairborn; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary
Ellen and Clyde Yeaton and Kay and R.J. Hill, all of Fairborn; four brothers
and three sisters-in-law, Robert Lewis Yoakum of Fairborn, Roger and Sandy
Yoakum of Fairborn, Richard and Linda Yoakum of Kettering and Kenny and
Judy Yoakum of Beavercreek; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today (Thursday), at 10 a.m., at the Wright View
Church of the Nazarene, 1612 Superior Avenue in Fairborn, with Pastor
Vernon Hurles officiating. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery.
Ginger McNeal of Yellow Springs died Monday, Feb. 3, in her residence.
She was 54.
She was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Dayton, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Bunnie Alexander.
She is survived by a daughter, Nichol McNeal of Yellow Springs; a grandson,
Cole McNeal-Harding; sister and brother-in-law, Scharlynn and Ronald Woody
of Huber Heights; a brother, Chris Alexander of Worthington; a sister-in-law,
Kathleen Alexander of Pickerington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 p.m. until the time of the service
at 7 p.m., in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in
Yellow Springs. The Rev. Joan Moore will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to assist
with funeral expenses.
Leo E. Hennessy of Crossville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at
Cookeville Medical Center in Cookeville, Tenn. He was 78.
Born Dec. 8, 1923, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of William and Charlotte
He retired from the Goshen Rubber Company in Goshen, Ind., where he served
as technical director.
A 1951 graduate of Antioch College, he and his wife, Juliet Liddle Hennessy,
were longtime members of the Yellow Springs community. They have family
who continue to live here. Juliet is the daughter of longtime Yellow Springs
residents Albert W. Liddle, who was professor of literature at Antioch
from 1927 to 1961, and Ruth Liddle. Juliet currently lives in Crossville,
Leo Hennessy completed the co-op program at Antioch while working performing
research for Charles F. Kettering in Dayton, and then in Yellow Springs
at Kettering Laboratories and for Vernay Laboratories for a number of
He then entered a career in research and technical directing in industrial
rubber chemistry. He served as a member of the U.S. Navy in World War
II on several destroyer escorts and was awarded the Victory Medal, American
Theatre Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Asiatic Pacific Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Juliet Liddle Hennessy; sons and daughters-in-law,
Kevin W. and Mary Hennessy of St. Paul, Minn., Nicholas J. Hennessy of
Bowling Green, Brian L. and Kelli Hennessy of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.,
and Richard Kelly and Heidi Hennessy of Troy; 12 grandchildren; sister
and brother-in-law, Jean Liddle DeWine and Richard DeWine of Yellow Springs;
and sister-in-law, Dorothy Liddle VanDiver of Yellow Springs.
A memorial service will take place in Yellow Springs in late March. Interment
was in Glen Forest Cemetery.
Lynch Bradley Crum of Xenia, formerly of Norwood, died Saturday morning,
Jan. 18. He was 49.
Bradleys wonderful sense of humor, kind heart and intense love for
his family and friends will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Crum Fields; maternal
grandparents, Mary Dalton and Curtis Dalton; and fraternal grandmother,
Margie Crum Sammons.
He is survived by his loving and devoted family; his daughter, Samantha
Crum of Norwood; father, Lynch Crum of Xenia; sister, Lynetta Fouts of
Jamestown; aunt, Minerva Kirk of Paintsville, Ky.; and a host of nieces,
nephews and cousins.
A memorial dinner was attended by family and friends in Jamestown on Tuesday,
Jan. 21. A private woodland ceremony was held in Glen Helen, where his
ashes were spread on the forest floor.