November 13, 2003



Mary A. Sabol

Mary A. Sabol of Enon died Thursday, Nov. 6, in her residence. She was 86.

She was born June 18, 1917, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of Stephen and Agnes Francek Kontak.

She loved dancing, collecting coins, bowling and having a good joke on her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Sabol of Enon; daughter, Joanne Augenstein of Yellow Springs; her sister Jennie Kuzma; brother Virgil Kontak; three grandchildren, Jan Anderson of Yellow Springs, John Augenstein of Augusta, Ky., and Jason Augenstein of Enon; great-grandchildren, J.C., Isabell, and Chance Augenstein, all of Augusta, Ky.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Adkins Funeral Home in Enon, with burial following in Enon Cemetery.


Goldie C. Adams

Goldie C. Adams of Verona, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 3, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. She was 87.

Born on March 29, 1916, in Trotwood, she was the daughter of the late Hiram F. “Frank” and Nellie Blanche (Kneisley) Thoroman.

She was a 1934 Stebbins High School graduate and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 7262 in Greenville, Eastern Star Englewood Chapter No. 563 and the Gordon United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Deem Adams in 1984; three sisters, Faye Thoroman, Peggie Hutchison and Maybelle Roberts; and brothers, Ray and Paul Thoroman.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie L. (Adams) Rahim of Yellow Springs; a granddaughter and spouse, Fran D. (Boyd) and Mark J. Ruddell of Dayton; grandson, Dr. K. André Rahim of Cincinnati; sister, Loretta “Retta” Krug of Belmont, Mich.; nephews and nieces, Robert Hutchison and Kathy Stewart of Aberdeen, Ky., Don A. and Jan Krug of Grand Rapids, Mich., Larry and Susie Thoroman of Florida; and other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Barnes Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with interment following in Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gordon United Methodist Church, 311 East Street, Gordon, Ohio 45304. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Anna Marie Aker

Anna Marie Aker of Medway died Sunday, Nov. 9, at Friends Care Community. She was 77.

She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fairborn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Aker, in 1998, her grandson, Daniel Chase Lawyer, and her brother, Vincent Heider.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Beth Aker of Arizona, Cindy Murari of Canton, Katherine and James Bernard of Virginia, Connie and James Vance of Fairborn, Lynn and Glenn Moore of Arizona, Lori and Jerome Hiles of Fairborn, Fran and Robert Carpenter of Fairborn, Terri Bundy of Medway and Gina and Daniel Lawyer of Dayton; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Dana Aker of Maine, Steve and Donna Aker of Fairborn and Jimmie and Angie Aker of Kettering; sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes and Al Stark, Bernadette Draper, Genevieve and Dick Kleismit and Joanne and Dean Bensutti; sister-in-law, Joan Heider; brothers-in-law, Bill Aker and Joe Aker; and 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight (Thursday), 6–8 p.m., at Morris Sons Funeral Home, 104 West Main Street in Fairborn. A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Nov. 14, at St. Paul Catholic Church, with Fr. Joseph Raudabaugh serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at Byron Cemetery in Fairborn.

Contributions may be made to Right to Life Organization, 211 West Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402, or the Ohio Parkinson Foundation Association, Southwest Region, 325 North Third Street, Fairborn, Ohio 45324.


Alice Deyhle

Alice “Jean” Deyhle died on Thursday, Nov. 6, as the result of an automobile accident. She was 75.

She was born Dec. 17, 1927, in Springfield, the daughter of Fred and Novabell (Arbegast) Short.

She was a graduate of Platsburg High School and attended the University of Cincinnati. She was a devoted and active member of Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, where she was also a board member.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Bud” Deyhle, May 2000, her parents, and a brother, Bruce Short.

She is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Mary Short of Yellow Springs and Wayne and Colleen Short of Fresno, Calif.; her children, Mary Jean and David Sandall of Salem, Ore., Daniel and Karen Deyhle of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Christine and Greg Jones of Dayton, Rachel and Kevin Martin of New Carlisle and David and Debbie Deyhle, Evanston, Ill.; grandchildren, Vaughn and Shannon Deyhle, Cameron and Bonnie Deyhle, Alix Jones, Lauryn Jones, Ashley Martin, Katlyn Martin, Abigail Alice Deyhle and Alethea Deyhle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, with burial following in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Everybody Ought to Know Missionary Organization or to Beulah Chapel After School Tutoring Program.


Orville D. Harner

Orville D. Harner of New Vienna died Thursday, Nov. 6, at Hospice of Dayton. He was 88.

Born Jan. 2, 1915, in Old Town, he was the son of Samuel B. and Isabelle Mae Fenstermacher Harner.

He attended Old Town grade school and graduated from Xenia High School in 1932. He was a member of Fairview Friends Meeting. He worked as a display designer for Frigidaire in Dayton, a deputy sheriff for the Montgomery County sheriff’s office and for a construction crew in Greene County that built several houses and barns throughout the area. He began farming in Clinton County in 1939, raising hogs, dairy cattle and grain.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Anna Louise Matthews Harner, in 1978, his second wife, Melba Young Fawey Harner, in 1982; a brother, Wilbur Harner; and a sister, Clara Isabelle Harner.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine K. Hadley Harner, whom he married Nov. 4, 1983; children, John and Jennie W. Harner of New Vienna, Isabelle Harner Donahey of San Diego, and Elaine Harner and Mack Fife of Wilmington; step-children, Stan and Lin Fawley of Columbus, Peggy and Arnold Hill of Wilmington, Marvin and Karen Fawley of Minnesota, David and Joan Hadley of Cincinnati, Rose and Russ Stauffer of Fredericktown, Samuel and Michele Hadley of Indiana, Esther and Mark Shinkle of Springfield, Elizabeth Hadley of British Columbia, and Sue amd David Roehm of Leesburg; brother, Paul “Pete” Harner of Yellow Springs; 12 grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and five step-great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Fairview Friends Meeting in New Vienna, with burial in the New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Vienna Lions Club, 627 Tilton Road, New Vienna, OH 45159; the Wilmington Kiwanis Club, 327 West Locust Street, Wilmington, OH 45177; or the Fairview Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 189, New Vienna, OH 45159.