Ohio Death Notices and Obituaries in News Papers around the State of Ohio
With Greene County, Ohio Connections
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Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio
August 14, 1895

Nathanial Collins, one of the oldest engineers in the service of the Little Miami division of the Pan Handle died at his home in Springfield on the 12th instant. Nat Collins was one of the best known engineers in this section and the news of his death was received with many expressions of regret by the railroad boys. He made his last run on July 29, at which time he was taken sick and was never able to resume work. His first service was as a news boy, then he was employed about the Xenia yards and for a time served as yard master for that place. He next secured a position as fireman and in 1875 was promoted to engineer and has held that position ever since. His friends frequently designated him as "Whistling Nat" as he was always careful to whistle at crossings and was noted for making fast runs, but was very careful. He was born in Ripley, O., August 10, 1845 and was buried at Xenia today.

Adrian, Carlene
News Death Notice

ADRIAN, Carlene Marie 67, of Xenia. Tuesday. Services Friday 10:30 A.M. McColaugh Funeral Home, Xenia.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 5/13/2004.

BATES, Susan Age 58 of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away, Jan. 21, 2005 at home. A member of Faith Community Methodist Church, Xenia, Ohio. She was born March 11, 1946 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Susan worked for Kettering Medical Center for 32 years. Preceded in death by her father John Yost. Survived by her loving husband and best friend Gary Michael Bates of 37 years. Kimberly Garrity daughter and son-in-law Aaron M. Garrity, grand-daughter Hope Garrity, mother Gladys M. Yost of Spencer, Ohio, 2 brothers David Yost of Leonardtown, Maryland, Gene Yost of Spencer, Ohio. 2 sisters Jane Zimmerman of Sunbury Ohio, and Dorothy Swayne of Delaware, Ohio. Numerous beloved nephews and nieces and cousins and beloved friends. The family will receive friends and family Mon. 1-24-05 from 5 to 8 at McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit Street, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Funeral services will be held Tues. Jan. 25th at 10:00AM at Faith Community Methodist Church 100 Country Club Dr, Xenia, Ohio. Burial at Davids Cemetery, Kettering, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45420, and the ALS Association Western Ohio Chapter, 1810 MacKenzie Dr, Suite 102, Columbus, Ohio 43220. For their love and support and care of Susan, by requesting donations be made to Hospice of Dayton, ALS Association or Faith Community Methodist Church.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 1/22/2005.

AKERS, Robert L. age 58, of Centerville, passed away Fri., Sept. 24, 2004 at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his parents William & Margaret and by 3 brothers Charles, William and Chester. Bob is survived by a host of dear friends and family members. He was the trapshoot manager for Greene Co. Fish & Game in Xenia, a lifetime member of the A.T.A., Past Master of the former George L. Marshall Lodge #734 F&AM and current member of Far Hills Lodge #784 F&AM and was a Christian man who was a great mentor to numerous young people. Funeral services 1:30 P.M., Thurs., Sept. 30, 2004 at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd. Interment Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 - 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Masonic lodge services 6:45 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions, if so desired, may be made to the Bob Akers Trapshooting Scholarship Fund c/o Provident Bank.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 9/26/2004.

Roger W. Benner, age 86, of Dublin, OH, formerly of Bainbridge, died Thursday, November 6, 2003 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born January 18, 1917, in Xenia to the late Creighton and Julia Benner. Roger was a member of Bainbridge Presbyterian Church, serving as treasurer for 23 years and also as Elder and Deacon. He was a Paint Township Trustee, member of Farm Bureau, IFYE, Republican Party and Bainbridge Senior Citizens. He was also a Sunday School teacher for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Emily P. Benner and brothers: Carl Benner, Kenneth Benner and Everett Benner. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Norene and Jerry Mapes, Alma Jane and Dick Penwell and Julia and Jim Perry; 4 grandchildren: Amy (Doug) Haughn, Stephen (Maggie) Penwell, Matthew Kinnamon and Creighton Benner-Perry; 1 great-grandson, Austin Kinnamon; sisters-in-law: Amelia Benner and Luellen Benner; many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday, November 9, 2003 at Bainbridge Presbyterian Church, Corner of Third and Maple, Bainbridge, OH, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Rev. Elizabeth Sandy will officiate. Interment to follow at Bainbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Emily P. and Roger W. Benner Scholarship Fund, c/o The Rockhold, Brown and Co. Bank, Bainbridge, Ohio 45612. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.
Published in the Marion Star on Friday, November 7, 2003

Arvin Wesley Bennington

EDISON -- Arvin Wesley Bennington, 81, Edison, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at his residence.

He was born April 24, 1922, in Selbyville, W.Va., the son of the James W. and Maud Icy Jones Bennington.

He was retired Army-Air Force and worked for Marion Power Shovel.

He is survived by his wife, Betty L. (Dodge) Bennington; two sons, Keith Rodger Bennington, Manassas, Va., and Brian Barron Bennington, Richwood; a daughter, Sandra Hollingsworth, Cardington; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna DeBourg, New Concord; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Bennington, one brother and two sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Woodland Cemetery in Xenia. There will be no visitation. Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit, St., Xenia, is in charge of arrangements.
Published The Marion Star on Tuesday, December 23, 2003

BROWN, Marty 46, passed away December 30, 2004, at Hospice of Dayton. Marty and his wife, Cindy (Beason) had been married 27 years and made their home in Centerville. Marty and Cindy have four sons and one daughter-in-law, Bryan and wife, Corrinne, Craig, Grant, and Cameron. Marty and family have attended South Brook Christian Church for many years and Marty's desire was to have his services at the church. Marty worked for the City of Moraine, as their Financial Director, a job he enjoyed and took great pride in. Marty will be greatly missed, as he was greatly loved by his family and friends. Marty's mother, Anita Berry, his step-father, Lynn Berry, sister and brother-in-law, Robert and Becky Bond and their children, all reside in Xenia. Marty's father, Watson Berry, died in 1968. Services will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at the South Brook Christian Church, 1150 W. Spring Valley Pk., Centerville, with Rev. Charlie McMahan officiating. Visitation will be held from 10am Wednesday, until service time at the church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Marty requested, instead of flowers, that donations to South Brook Christian "Project Upstream." He will always be remembered as the best husband, father, son, and friend a person could have. Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia, is in charge of services.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 1/1/2005.


Charles Ernest "Ernie" Brammer, 41, of Burgin, formerly of Xenia and South Charleston, OH, died Sunday, August 13, 2000 at Herrington Lake.

Born March 6, 1959 in Maysville, he was the son of Charles and Helen (Hall) Brammer.

He had worked as a farmer most of his life.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: a daughter, Holly Lynn Brammer, Xenia, OH; one step son, James Matthew Clevelle, Xenia, OH; one brother, Benjamin (Tracy) Brammer, Xenia, OH.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, August 19, at Saint Brigid Catholic Church, 312 Fairground Rd., Xenia, OH, with Rev. Ken Schartz officiating. Private burial was held in Mount Zion Park Cemetery, Beavercreek, OH.

(The Wilson County News, Floresville, TX, US Thu Aug 24, 2000)

Jerome M. Mathiasen
Died June 16, 2000
INTERLOCHEN - Jerome M. Mathiasen, 73, of Interlochen, died Friday, June 16, at his home.
Born May 4, 1927, in Mukwonago, Wis., he was the son of James and Agnes (Westphal) Mathiasen. On July 1, 1951, in Ventura, Calif., he married the former Catherine D. Alexakis.
Jerome was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. An industrial engineer, he was employed at Kroehler Manufacturing for over 29 years and, after ten years of service at Alcon Laboratories, he retired in 1993. Jerome lived in the Interlochen area since 1996 and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Traverse City. He was also a member of the National Association of Manufacturing, National Association of Industrial Engineers, National Association of Furniture Manufacturing and Knights of Columbus in Xenia, Ohio.
He is survived by his children, Martha (Gary) Gibbons of Sebastopol, Calif., Paul (Chris) Mathiasen of Maysville, Ky., Steven (Roberta) Mathiasen of San Bernardino, Calif., Karen (Dave) Remington of Beulah, and Mary Mathiasen of Lake-in-the-Hills, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Willmer of Mariansville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine D. Mathiasen, on Nov. 17, 1998; his parents; and three brothers, James, Harland, and Paul Mathiasen.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Gerald Micketti serving as celebrant. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery with full military honors under the auspices of the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780.
Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
Published by Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA,