February 13, 2003
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Martha Orme
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 McKinley
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 Linkhart
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
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 (Cosler) Funderburgh.
Funderburgh grew up around the Yellow Springs area and was a graduate of Bath High School. He attended Millersville State College in Millersville, Pa.
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, Fla.
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 one’s choice.

Ruth Flannery
Ruth M. Flannery of Springfield died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 10, in her daughter’s 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.