February 6, 2003
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Susan M. Kiehl
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
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
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 (Stone) Alexander.
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
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 Haag Hennessy.
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, Tenn.
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 years.
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 Crum
Lynch Bradley Crum of Xenia, formerly of Norwood, died Saturday morning, Jan. 18. He was 49.
Bradley’s 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.