May 15, 2003
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Mildred Black
Mildred Taylor Triplett Black of Hillsboro, Ky., died Friday, May 9, at Ridgeway Nursing Home in Owingsville, Ky. She was 74.
Mildred was born March 15, 1929, in Monroe, Mich., the daughter of Horace Franklin and Betty West Taylor. She grew up along the Clinch River in Tennessee and in Goddard, Ky., and graduated from Fleming County High School in 1947.
She married Normal Triplett in 1950 and lived with him until his death in 1974.
She worked at Elder-Beerman in Fairborn until she moved back to Kentucky in 1978 and married Stanley Luman. She worked at Fleming County Hospital.
She married Clyde Black in 1987.
Mildred was well known for her cooking and gardening skills. She never met a stranger and welcomed everyone to her table. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers Edward Taylor and Bobby Taylor; and sisters Georgia Faustine Ackerman and Bethel Luella Patrick.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde; son and daughter-in-law, R. Michael and Thaddene O’Connor Triplett, M.D., and their children, Christopher, Nicholas, Claire and Mary Frances; son and daughter-in-law, David and Stephanie Lake Triplett, and their daughter, Katie, all of Yellow Springs; daughter and son-in law, Lynda and Junior Clark, and their children, Joseph and Faye Roberts, of Flemingsburg, Ky.; a sister, Faye Hill, and her husband, Fred, of Medway; brother, Lawrence Taylor, and his wife, Ida, of Miamisburg; brother, Sherley Taylor, and his wife, Patsy, of Goddard, Ky.; sister-in-law, Dolly Taylor, Fairborn; brothers-in-law, J.C. Patrick and Arthur (Tucker) Triplett of Portsmouth, and Arthur Gifford of Fairborn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 13, at Goddard United Methodist Church in Goddard, Ky. She was in the church cemetery.

Robert L. Beatty
Robert L. Beatty of Xenia died Saturday, morning May 10, in his residence. He was 83.
Born in Xenia on Aug. 28, 1919, he was the son of Clyde and Lean (Wike) Beatty. He moved to his lifelong home on March 4, 1920.
He was an area farmer and was employed at Morris Bean & Company in Yellow Springs and Cedarville until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church.
He married his wife, Norma Jean (Phillips) Beatty, on Sept. 14, 1944.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, who died on Aug. 31, 2001; son Jack Beatty in 2000; two brothers, Bill and Ed Beatty; and one sister, Gladys.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph Beatty and James Dolores Beatty of Xenia; daughter-in-law Julie Beatty; and many relatives and good friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14, in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1343 Fountain Boulevard, Springfield, OH 45504.