Lucille Grant died Tuesday, March 11, at Friends Care Community. She was
Born Edna Lucille Schultz on July 2, 1909, in Campbell, Minn., she was
the last of nine children born to Harriet and Edward
On Saturday nights Edna and her siblings often danced to the piano and
fiddle music their parents would play in their barn. Her life growing
up on a ranch in Idaho was not easy but was full of adventures, including
keeping the rattle snakes out of the chicken coop.
Grant was an accomplished seamstress and craftswoman. Her love of life
and her wonderful sense of humor are her legacy to those who knew and
She was most happy when she was playing golf. She won many trophies while
playing on the first golf course in San Benito County, Calif., which she
and her late husband, Tom, helped build.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brookshire of Yellow Springs;
her grandson, Chris Brookshire and his wife, Cathy, of Fort Myers Beach,
Fla.; granddaughters, Rachel McKinley and her husband, Doug, of Yellow
Springs, and Victoria Brookshire of Kettering; and four great-grandchildren,
Aaron and Alexis Smith and Zoey and Kenny McKinley.
A private memorial service will be held for the family at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends Care Community Alzheimers
Ernest Ernie L. Engle of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday,
March 2, of cancer. He was 76.
He was born on May 18, 1926, in Urbana, the son of James and Dorothy Engle.
Ernie lived in Yellow Springs from 1955 to 1974, and was an active member
in the Yellow Springs Lions Club and other community organizations.
He was a chartered life underwriter (CLU) and sold insurance and real
estate in the Yellow Springs area.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred (Millie) of St. Petersburg;
four daughters, Cynthia Nelson of Aurora, Colo., Sue of Columbus, Peggy
Christopoulos of Highland Park, Ill., and Amy Zepp of Largo, Fla.; and
seven grandsons, Douglas Jalving, Andrew Jalving, David Nelson, Benjamin
Sostrom, Ryan Christopoulos, Nicholas Christopoulos and Nolan Zepp; sister
Judy Howe of Urbana; and brother Bill Engle of North Lewisburg.
The National Cremation Society is taking care of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made
to the local Hospice organization. A private memorial for the family will
be held later in the spring.
Geneva Haskins Howell died Saturday, March 8, at Friends Care Community.
She was 96.
She was born on Aug. 15, 1906, on the family farm, Georges Creek
in Gallia County, the daughter of Nancy (Elliott) Haskins.
She was a graduate of Rio Grande College, where she met and married William
Harry Howell, now deceased.
A lifelong resident of Gallia County and Gallipolis, Geneva taught first
grade in Gallipolis City Schools for 35 years and continued substitute
teaching after she retired. Revered by many students and colleagues, she
felt blessed to have found her passion for teaching children.
She began her long teaching career in a one-room country school house
when she was 18 years old, and often rode horseback from her family farm
to the Crown City School.
After she retired from teaching she became increasingly active in the
Grace Methodist Church, where she was circle chairwoman for four years,
vice president of Grace Guild and participated in many activities, serving
on numerous committees.
Howell is survived by a daughter, Nancy Howell-Koehler and son-in-law,
Karl G. Koehler of Yellow Springs; granddaughter, Karla Koehler Lampkin
and two great-grandchildren, all of Cincinnati.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 11, at Grace Methodist Chapel,
with burial following in Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Rio Grand, Ohio.
Memorial gifts may be made to Abigail Circle, Grace Methodist Women, 600
Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.