Martha Ellen Orme of Vandalia, formerly of West Milton, died on Monday,
Feb. 10, at Miami Valley Hospital. She was 80.
Orme was a charter member of the Dayton Baptist Temple and a member of
the Ludlow Falls Grace Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Rebecca (Ogden) Arnold.
She is survived by her husband, J.C. Orme; sons and daughters-in-law James
and Naomi Orme of Yellow Springs and Gary and Judy Orme of Sicklerville,
N.J.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Arnold
of South Dakota and Charles Arnold of Illinois.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday), 10 a.m., at the Grace
Baptist Church in Ludlow Falls, with Rev. John Young and Rev. Gary Orme
officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ludlow Falls Grace Baptist Church.
Beulah I. McKinley of Dayton died Wednesday, Feb. 5. She was 85.
She was a loving wife and mother.
She was preceded in death by her sister Lenora Linke of Arizona, and her
brother, Harry Greer of Dayton.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Elmer L. McKinley; sons, Lawrence
McKinley of Beavercreek and Lynn McKinley of Springfield; daughter, Ruth
Ann Garber of Sharpsburg, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeff McKinley of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., Doug McKinley of Yellow Springs, Eric McKinley of Seaside Park,
N.J., Ellen Hughes of Pittsburgh, Laureen Roe of Beavercreek, Kirk McKinley
of Newport News, Va., Reid McKinley of Durham, N.C., Chris Garber of Atlanta
and Lara Page of Dayton; nine great-grandchildren; sister Louella Wick
of Beavercreek and several other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Fowler Road Church
in Enon. Interment was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
George Carl Linkhart of Xenia died Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Greenewood
Manor, where he had been a patient since October. He was 82.
He was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Old Town, the son of James Elmer and Ada
Mae (Frye) Linkhart.
He retired after 37 years with Morris Bean & Company, where he had
been a pattern maker. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and an avid golfer.
He married his wife Lenna A. (Woods) Linkhart on Sept. 15, 1941.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1990; his parents; stepdaughter,
Georgianna Dudley; son-in-law Jim Mullins; daughter-in-law Gloria Linkhart;
sisters, Myrtle Jones, Mae Burgert, Lucy Shaffer, Thelma Filson, Betty
Downing, Rose Marie Linkhart and Anna Shaffer; brothers, Robert, Curtis
R., Ernest and Raymond Linkhart; and great-grandchildren Jennifer Huffman
and Stephen Joseph Linkhart.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Karen Charles of Xenia,
Marsha Mullins of Xenia, Kenneth Linkhart of Jamestown, Ronald and Linda
Linkhart of Grayling, Mich., Steven and Marsha Linkhart of Jamestown,
Norman Linkhart and Robin Allison of Xenia; grandchildren, Brian and Angie
Linkhart, Angela and Mike Huffman, Jason Watson and Amy Linkhart, Chris
and Carrie Charles, Aaron and Adriene Charles, Alesia and Michael Matson,
Sean and Missy Linkhart, Eric Linkhart, Brandi and Douglas Hagle, Brent
and Yvonne Linkhart, Kara Linkhart, Jerid Linkhart, Katie Mitchell, Mick,
April and Jason Linkhart, Mark Linkhart, David Linkhart, Tonya Sumner,
John and Mike Dudley, Terry and Ethel Dudley, Cheryl and Stan Evans; 24
great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the McColaugh Funeral
Home in Xenia, with burial in Valley View Memorial Gardens.
Paul Funderburgh of Springfield died Monday, Feb. 3, at Mercy Medical
Center. He was 85.
He was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Osborne, Ohio, the son of Ralph and Florence
Funderburgh grew up around the Yellow Springs area and was a graduate
of Bath High School. He attended Millersville State College in Millersville,
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corp as a master sergeant
with the 50th Troop Carrier Squadron. He spent time in England, North
Africa, Italy, France and Germany during his years in the service.
After WWII, he became a farmer, and farmed until 1971. After quitting
farming, he opened a Goodyear dealership, The South Charleston Tire Company,
which he owned and operated until 1983, when he retired.
Funderburgh was an avid fisherman, card player and mushroom hunter. Along
with his wife, Louise, he spent many winters in Key Largo and Nokomis,
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Perry.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, C. Louise (Titus) Funderburgh;
daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Dave Young of New Carlisle; son, Paul
Funderburgh II of South Vienna; three brothers, Lincoln, Robert and Roger;
two sisters, Lois Taylor and Martha Eastep; and many nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family.
The family wishes that memorial donations be made to the charity of ones
Ruth M. Flannery of Springfield died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 10, in
her daughters home. She was 92.
She was born March 24, 1910, in Sandy Hook, Ky., the daughter of Milford
and Trin (Collier) Carter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Flannery, in 1984; three
sons, Carl, Huston and Elwood Flannery; one daughter, Marie Flannery;
brothers Earl and Vernon Carter; and her sister Vell Hadamuscin.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Edlene Flannery
of Yellow Springs; daughters and sons-in-law Pearl Moorman, Mearl and
Louis Graham and Agnes and Larry Hursh, all of Springfield; two daughters-in-law,
Betty and Kathleen Flannery, both of Springfield; two brothers, Ray and
Billy Carter; four sisters, Nannie Fannin, Dewell Stegall, Ethel Vickers
and Earnie Foster; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Richards, Raff &
Dunbar Memorial Home, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.