Darr, John "Johnnie": No official obituary for Mr. John Darr has been located. John Darr is believed to have been the last member of the original Darr family to have lived in Darrtown, Ohio.
Webmaster note: The following remembrances of John Darr were taken from “The Old and Now In Darrtown, Ohio: An Oral History,” which was written by Mr. Jon Jeffry Patton, as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Studies (Western College Program) at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1988.) While preparing his paper, Mr. Patton interviewed several Darrtown citizens. Two of Mr. Patton's interviewees, Mr. Kirk Mee II and Mrs. Virginia Teckman, shared the following memories of John Darr.
MR. KIRK MEE II, in his interview with Mr. Patton: "The Teckman sons took over their father's trucking company just as the last Darrtown Darr was reaching old age. Johnny Darr, the youngest of Hiram and Harriet Darr's twelve children, was born on March 22, 1852. He was twenty-four years younger than his oldest sibling, Abraham." ... "Johnny Darr was an old bachelor. When he died, my father was the administrator of the estate. He got Harry Teckman to buy that property. Darr lived in an old shack. When I was a kid, I was scared to go through there; because, the weeds were as high as the ceiling. He had a buggy top in there that he slept under to keep the rain off his bed. When he wanted to go anywhere, he just started out across country. He wouldn't follow the roads. At one time, I think he was one of the assessors for the township. He was the one who played the trombone in the Darrtown cornet band. They had uniforms and everything. On Decoration Day, they always formed down there in the middle of town and walked to the cemetery. Well, one year, Johnny Darr was all involved in his music and instead of making the turn there at Schollenbarger Road; he walked straight on down the pike."
MRS. VIRGINIA TECKMAN in her interview with Mr. Patton: "Johnny Darr used to live in a tumbled-down shack here, until he was struck by an automobile. I remember my husband (Harry) saying he took the old man to the hospital. My husband was just a kid and he (Johnnie) was an old bachelor. And, Johnny Darr told him (Harry Teckman) that he wanted my husband to buy this land, when he died. So, he did."
Davidson, Joe: Published in Journal-News on Feb. 13, 2016 - DAVIDSON, Joe - age, 75, of Darrtown, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at his home. He was born April 28, 1940 in Richmond, Kentucky, the son of Clarence and Ada (Lewis) Davidson. Joe worked for many years as an operating engineer for Kelley & Carpenter. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his grand-children's sports activities. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; children, Larry (Mindy) Davidson, Linda (Curtis) Dunseath, Joe Davidson, Jr.; four grandchildren, Zachary, Austin, Carly and Chloe; a sister, Jean (Steve) Montgomery; special friends, Irene Young, and Gordon Ramsey, and many friends, neighbors and cousins. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ray Davidson and sisters, Ruth Daniels and Zelda Smith. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 11:00 -1:00 with funeral services beginning at 1:00pm at the Ogle - Paul R. Young Funeral Home, Oxford. The family has requested that donations be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Davis, Maria: co-owner (with sister, Nelle) of farm in northwest corner of Rt. 177 and Rt. 73; Darrtown news correspondent (wrote the “Darrtown News” column) that appeared in the Oxford Press weekly newspaper.
Davis, Nelle: co-owner (with sister, Maria) of farm in northwest corner of Rt. 177 and Rt. 73; Darrtown news correspondent. Following the death of her sister, Maria, Nelle wrote the "Darrtown News" column that appeared in the Oxford Press weekly newspaper.
Davish, Ethel: Darrtown resident; wife of Hap Davish.
Davish, Harry Luther "Hap": Darrtown resident; husband of Ethel Davish.
Davish, Richard Allen: The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal-News on February, 23, 2010: Richard Allen "Dick" Davish, age 66, of Hamilton passed away at Mercy Hospital of Fairfield on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 12:15 AM. He was born in Hamilton on August 26, 1943 the son of Harry Luther Jr. and Ethel Elizabeth (Jones) Davish. Dick was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18. He married Sandra Sue Betz on May 5, 1964 in Oxford. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Davish of Hamilton; a son, Timothy Davish of Trenton; a daughter, Stephanie Davish Wyman of Battle Creek, Michigan; four grandchildren, Jacob Davish, Casey Davish, Tyler Wyman, and Jeffrey Wyman; a sister, Carol (Donald) Coulter of Temple, Texas; his father-in-law Kenneth Betz Sr. and his wife Beulah Betz of Oxford; a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Phyllis) Betz Jr. of Oxford; his beloved animal companions Smokey, Abby, and Lucky; and several nephews, a niece and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Animal Friends Humane Society, 1820 Princeton Road, Hamilton 45011.
Decker, Donald Eugene: Infant; according to the March 1935 obituary in the Hamilton Journal News, Donald was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Decker. At the age of five months and 20 days, Donald died at the Fort Hamilton Hospital of pneumonia. He was survived by the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Denver Morris and Mr. Theodore Decker, and a number of other relatives.
Decker, Hugh: farmer, 3730 Schollenbarger Road, west of Darrtown; husband of Mary (Norris) Decker; father of one son, Paul of Eaton, Ohio and one daughter, Ruth (Dreisbach) of Hamilton. See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row.
Decker, Mary (Norris): wife of Hugh Decker; The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Mary was born in Darrtown on April 16, 1915 to Denver and Merta (Ross) Decker. She married Hugh Decker on September 4, 1934. Mary helped Hugh on the farm and worked for Miami University as a residence manager for 24 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church, Ladies Aide Society, Talawanda Garden Club, Sunday Night Club, Pricilla Club, Progressive Club, Pythian Sisters, Milford Twp. Discussion Club and the Social Sisters. Mary was survived by a son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Martha of Campbellstown, Ohio; a daughter, Ruth and son-in-law, David Dreisbach of Hamilton, two grandsons: Douglas Decker and Theodore Dreisbach; two brothers: Carl Norris of Oxford, Ohio and Rolla Norris of Maitland, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh (he passed away on April 3, 1992), a son, Donald, a daughter, Wanda Lee, and a brother, Roy."
Dees, Clarence: (1907-1969) "Clarence Dees was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre, mainly in and around New Guinea. He was a Darrtown resident from 1946 to 1952. Husband to Elizabeth and father to five children. Together they owned and operated Dees' Grocery & Filling Station on Main Street in Darrtown. In 1952, he moved the family to Ontario, California. Clarence was employed at the Sunkist Orange Plant in Ontario for ten years and at the Chino Youth Authority until his retirement. One of the fun things he loved to do was go fishing. Clarence passed away on New Year's Eve 1969 at the age of 62. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert (Bob) in 1965, and survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and four daughters, Joanne, Fay, Sandy, Marta and 20 grandchildren." (Information provided by Fay Dees O'Brien - 04.22.09)
Dees, Elizabeth (maiden name - Ruhl): (1907-2000) "Elizabeth Dees, known to many as "Betty," was born in Hamilton, Ohio. She was a Darrtown resident from 1946 to 1952. Wife of Clarence Dees and mother to five children. Together with Clarence, owned and operated Dees' Grocery & Filling Station. After moving to Ontario, California in 1952, she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. She lived in Ontario for 43 years and Upland, California for five years. She was a member of the St. George Catholic Church in Ontario. Elizabeth passed way in June 2000 at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert (Bob), in 1965, and her husband, Clarence, in 1969. She is survived by her four daughters, Joanne, Fay, Sandy, Marta and 20 grandchildren." (Information provided by Fay Dees O'Brien - 04.22.09)
Dees, Fay (married name - O'Brien): "Born 1940 in Hamilton, Ohio. Darrtown resident. Daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth Dees. Attended Collinsville School through sixth grade. Moved to Ontario, California in 1952. After graduating high school in 1958 from Chaffey High School, she worked 34 years at Sunkist Growers in clerical and secretarial positions. She was married formerly to Robert O'Brien of Guam from 1961 to 1979. He passed away in 1985. They had three children, Kevin, Kelley and Megan. Fay is now retired and lives in Upland, CA. Her three children and six grandchildren all live close by in the Upland area." (Information provided by Fay Dees O'Brien - 04.22.09)
Dees, Joanne (married name - Pipitone): (1936-2011) "Born in Hamilton, Ohio. Darrtown resident. Daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth Dees. Attended Stewart High School. After moving to Ontario, California in 1952, she attended Chaffey High School. After graduation, she worked as an office clerk at Sunkist Growers in Ontario and later worked as a secretary at General Dynamics in Pomona. She was formerly married to Jerome Pipitone. They had two sons, Frank and Jeffrey. Joanne retired and lived in the desert area of Hemet, CA. She had four grandchildren." (Information updated by Fay Dees O'Brien - 05.10.12)
Dees, Marta (married name - Moxley): "Born 1946 in Hamilton, Ohio. Darrtown resident. Daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth Dees. Moved to Ontario, California in 1952. Graduated from Chaffey High School in 1964. She is married to Robert Moxley. They have three children, Robert, Matthew and Tara; nine grandchildren. Marta and her husband live in Upland, California." (Information provided by Fay Dees O'Brien - 04.22.09)
Dees, Robert “Bob”: (1934-1965) Bob was born in Hamilton, Ohio. Darrtown resident. Son of Clarence and Elizabeth Dees. He attended Stewart High School. He enjoyed sports - baseball, football and basketball. He was a member of the Darrtown Purple Skunks Baseball Team. He also enjoyed photography. Bob helped out in his mom and dad's grocery store and filling station. After moving to Ontario, California in 1952, he attended his senior year at Chaffey High School. After graduation in 1953, he joined the National Guard and was with Headquarters Company of the 40th Armored Division of California Guard. He entered the regular army in 1957 and spent 15 months in Korea. He was formerly married to Kay Clancy. After serving in the army, he was employed as an engineering draftsman at General Dynamics in Pomona, California. He also served as vice president of the Pomona Valley Eleven Meter Citizens Radio Band Association. Tragically, on a Saturday in April, 1965, Bob and four of his friends died after the sinking of their cabin cruiser in the ocean near Dana Point. They had been out for a day of fishing and water-skiing. They were located the following day, Easter Sunday, by the Coast Guard. Bob was only 30 years old." (Information provided by Fay Dees O'Brien - 04.22.09)
Dees, Sandra (married name - Teresa): "Born 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio. Darrtown resident. Daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth Dees. Attended Collinsville School before moving to Ontario, California in 1952. Graduated from Chaffey High School in 1961. She is married to Joseph Teresa and they have two children, John and Debbie; two grandchildren. Sandy and Joe live in the beautiful desert area of Yucca Valley, California." (Information provided by Fay Dees O'Brien - 04.22.09)
Derickson, Clarence: (1895-1983) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (May 28, 1983): "Clarence M. Derickson was born in Farmer City, Illinois, a son of Henry Lincoln and Henrietta (Barr) Derickson. Clarence received his education in the Hanover Township schools. He married Emma Weiss in February 1919 and she preceded him in death in July 1926. In September, 1932, Clarence married Mildred Ramsey in Connersville, Indiana. He was employed at Champion International for 26 years, retiring in 1960. He was a member and ordained deacon of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Derickson was survived by his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Cleytus) Daily of Indianapolis, Indiana; a son, Linn W. Derickson of Pomono, California; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl Derickson of Bath, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Beissinger of Hamilton, Ohio and Mrs. Russell (Margarite) Dockum of Tavares, Florida; and eight nephews and four nieces. Mr. Derickson was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur Derickson and two sisters, Myrtle Harlan and Stella Derickson."
Derickson, Eugene "Gene" - Age 101 of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday May 10, 2020 at Berkeley Square Retirement Community. He was born in Riley, Ohio on April 30, 1919, the son of the late Wilbur H. and Elsie (Vizedom) Derickson. Gene graduated from Hanover School in Butler County, Ohio. He received his B.S. Degree from The Ohio State University in 1941. After graduation he served as Farm Security Supervisor, United States Department of Agriculture at Findlay, Ohio. In 1944 he returned to Butler County to farm until he purchased a dairy farm in 1953 at Baltimore, Ohio. Gene returned to Government Services in 1955 as a Soil and Water Conservationist in Lancaster, Ohio. In 1959 he accepted the position of Associate Executive Secretary of the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission which was associated with The Ohio State University. In 1969 Gene was appointed Assistant Chief of the division of Soil and Water Districts, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Gene was active in a number of organizations such as President of the Saddle and Sirloin Club at The OSU, Vice President of Ohio State Agriculture Council, and National Editor of Delta Theta Sigma agriculture fraternity for 16 years. He served as President of the Ohio Chapter of the International Soil Conservation Society of America. One of the awards that he has especially cherished was the awarding of being named "Fellow" by this international organization. Upon retirement he received "special recognition" by the General Assembly for "Outstanding Achievement" in Soil and Water Conservation. Gene retired in 1983 and moved to Tavares, Florida. Gene married Helen Lyle of Cadis, Ohio on March 22, 1941. They celebrated 61 years of marriage before her passing on August 26, 2002. In January of 2004 he married Freda Stumpf-Kiniyalocts of Hamilton. Gene is survived by his wife Freda; son Dr. James L. Derickson (Cheryl) of Arizona; daughter Karen J. Fetter (Jack) of Grover Hill, Ohio; brother Melvin (Jean) Derickson; step-daughter Linda (Steve) Alexander of Middletown. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter and 15 great grandchildren. Private services will be held at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home with Interment at Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berkeley Square Life Care Fund, 100 Berkeley Dr. Hamilton, Ohio 45013 or St. Luke United Presbyterian Church, 280 N. Breiel Blvd. Middletown, Ohio 45042. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com - Published in Journal-News on May 13, 2020
Derickson, Emma (Weiss): (1896-1926) Darrtown native; died at age 30, from injuries incurred while cooking at home (R.R. 10, Millville) when an oil stove exploded. Survived by her husband, Clarence Derickson; one son (Linn Derickson) and one daughter (Cleytus Derickson); her mother, Mrs. Louisa Weiss; one sister, Mrs. Luisa Bowers; and one brother, William Weiss. Mrs. Derickson was a member of the Darrtown Lutheran Chuch.
Derickson, Linn Weiss: (1922-2009) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (08.16.09) "Linn Weiss Derickson, age 87, of Mason, died on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at West Chester Medical Center. He was born in Hamilton, on June 14, 1922, the son of the late Clarence M. and Emma (Weiss) Derickson. Linn was raised during the depression and at the age of seven he lost his mother in a fire. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School. Linn married Betty Ann Doty of Millville in 1944 and she preceded him in death on January 10, 1996. During WWII, he served in Europe in the US Army attaining the highest enlisted rank of Master Sergeant. Linn worked for Western States and Bendix Aviation in Hamilton transferring to South Bend, Indiana, in 1961. He had various business interests and started his own company, Custom Plastics, whose headquarters are in Ontario, California. A devoted Cincinnati Reds fan and golfer, he came home to Mason, Ohio, to live on the Heritage Club Golf Course in 2006, being very active until June of 2009. Linn was a beloved father, business mentor and faithful friend to all who knew him. He loved family reunions and since returning to Ohio in 2006, he has had eight family reunions. Linn is survived by his children, Linn W. (Linda) Derickson, Jr., Judy (Michael) Hughes, Janet Benninghoff and Susanne Pratt; grandchildren Laura, Christopher and Kelley Hughes; special friend, Janet Whalen; sister, Cleytus Daily; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Linn was also preceded in death by his daughter, Joan Lappin. Friends and family will be received on Monday, August 17, 2009, from 6-8 pm at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South "D" Street, Hamilton. Funeral services will be held at Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut Street, Oxford, OH 45056 at 10 am on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, with Rev. Edwin R. Beck officiating. Interment will follow at Darrtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Darrtown United Methodist Church, the West Chester Medical Center, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069, or the Joy Derickson Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Oxford Presbyterian Church, 101 North Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056. Condolences to the family may be given at www.webb-noonan.com " Webmaster Note: The following news article, provided by Jean Mohler on March 1, 2012, added this information regarding the military service of Linn Derickson: "March 11, 1944 was quite a day for Linn W. Derickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Derickson, 623 North D. Street, for it marked the completion of 13 months service in the United States Army and his promotion to Technical Sergeant. He was awarded the Good Conduct medal for having a year's service with a character and efficiency rating of excellent. Sergeant Derickson is personal sergeant major of the 346th Infantry, Fort Jackson, SC Sergeant Derickson and his wife, the former Betty Ann Doty, reside at Columbia, SC"
Durrough, Ludley C. Jr.: age 85 of Wayne Township passed away at Westover Retirement Community on Thursday, October 13, 2011. He was born in Hamilton on March 13, 1926 the son of Ludley and Verna (Gebhart) Durrough. On May 17, 1947 in Covington, KY he married Harriet Wood and she preceded him in death in 1999. On February 14, 2005 he married Diana Allen in Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, Diana (Allen) Durrough; a son Ludley C. Durrough III (Keri) of Hamilton; a sister, Jeanette Ruhrl of Naples, FL.; a grandson, Eric Durrough; and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Durrough. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son Stanley Durrough. Funeral service will be held at the Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM with Chaplain Galen Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow at Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Westover Retirement Community, 855 Stahlheber Rd. www.browndawsonflick.com
Durrough, Stanley Ehery: (1951-1958) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal (date unknown): Funeral services for Stanley Ehery Durrough, seven-year-old son of Ludley and Harriet Wood Durrough Jr., 4369 Main Street, Darrtown was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mercy Hospital Saturday around 5:30 p.m., after he was struck by an automobile on Rte. 177 in Darrtown, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, in Forrest D. Campbell Funeral Home, 640 High St. , the Rev. Dr. Robert E. Douglass, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Darrtown Cemetery. The victim was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Hamiltoin and had lived his entire life in the community of Darrtown. Attending Collinsville School, he was a popular pupil and enjoyed many friends both in the faculty and the student body. He was to enter the second grade in the fall. An active youth, eh was an ardent sportsman and played all sports. He was a keen competitor and was always ready to play any position in a game. Besides his many friends among the youth of Darrtown, he knew many of the adult residents of the community and enjoyed their friendship. Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Ludley Cash Durrough, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ludley Durrough , Stillwell-Beckett Rd., near Reily, Mr. and Mrs. George Wood, Steilacomm, Wash.; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cash Durrough, near Oxford; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and many friends. Friends may call at the funeral home, after 4 p.m., Tuesday.
Dynes, Guy: (1890-1964) Darrtown resident. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Mr. Dynes was born February 15, 1890 in Indiana. His family moved to the Darrtown area when Guy was 16. Mr. Dynes married Mary Bufler on February 19, 1914. He farmed for a time, but worked most of his life as a carpenter. He retired in 1955. Mr. Dynes was survived by his wife, Mary Dynes; a son, Keith, also of Darrtown; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn O’Leary of Baltimore, Maryland; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and brother, John of Indianapolis, Indiana."
Dynes, Keith: Darrtown resident; son of Guy and Mary; see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the left.
Dynes, Mary (Bufler): (1894-1970) Darrtown resident. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Mrs. Dynes was born January 20, 1894, a daughter of Frank and Ella (Leonard) Bufler. She married Guy Dynes in 1914 and they made their home on a farm in Somerville. Later, they moved to Darrtown; Mrs. Dynes was a Darrtown resident for 45 years. She was survived by one son, Keith; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Wilson of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Stanley Alston, Darrtown and Mrs. Clyde Wagonfield, Darrtown; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Stella Ebi, Mrs. Frances Weiss, and Mrs. Gertrude Grau."
Ernst, Clarence "Red": Clarence Ernst was born November 7, 1916 in Hamilton, one of eight children. Clarence attended Hamilton schools. After serving in the military, he worked for the Fisher Body Division of General Motors in Fairfield, retiring in 1977. He was a volunteer with the Milford Township Fire Department for a number of years. He married Evelyn Russell on December 8, 1946 and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage. Clarence Ernst died February 19, 2000 and was buried in the Darrtown Cemetery. He is survived by four children: Patricia Ernst Richardson, Sandra Ernst George, Kerry “Doc” Ernst, and Donna Ernst Skillings; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.(Information provided by Donna (Ernst) Skillings; February 2, 2008)
Ernst, Evelyn: Evelyn (Russell) Ernst was born on October 22, 1922 in Cincinnati, one of two children. She attended Cincinnati schools and was a homemaker for most of her life. Evelyn Ernst died July 21, 2004 and was buried in the Darrtown Cemetery. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Russell; four children: Patricia Ernst Richardson, Sandra Ernst George, Kerry “Doc” Ernst, and Donna Ernst Skillings; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. (Information provided by Donna (Ernst) Skillings; February 2, 2008)
Evans, Marna I. : Age 93, of Oxford, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019. She was born on May 15, 1926, in Eaton, Ohio, the daughter of Dr. Frank C. Iber and Dr. Vera C. Iber. Marna is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Evans, daughter Reva Evans (Thomas Starkey), son Ethan Evans (Audrey), and granddaughter Tai Evans. She is also survived by brother Frank L. Iber (Betty), sister Donna Moseler, sister Renee Haase (Tom), brother Richard Iber (Jeff), as well as several nephews and great nieces. Others special to Marna include daughter-in-law Donalu Evans, former daughter-in-law Kristi Evans and Rocket and Jaxon Lang. Marna was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Wilbur Evans and son Zachary Evans. Having the family together, enjoying her farm and loving numerous canine companions through the years brought the greatest joys to her life. A celebration of Marna’s life will be held on Saturday, August 10, 1:00 p.m. at the Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut Street, Darrtown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends Humane Society, 1820 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, Ohio 45011 or the Oxford Museum Association, 6924 Brown Rd., Oxford, Ohio 45056. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com
Falk, William: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1929-30
Fillager, Ruth ___ : See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Ruth Teckman) standing at center, back row.
Folker, Jacqueline M. (Matthews): age 73, of Oxford, Ohio passed away Friday, March 12, 2010. She was the daughter of W. Stanley and Allene Metcalf Mathews. Jacqueline was a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter DC; Oxford United Methodist Church; McCullough-Hyde-Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Chi Omega Sorority at Miami University. She is survived by: William C. Folker, husband of 51 years; Tim Folker, son, of Cincinnati, OH; Amy Folker, daughter, of Hilton Head Island, SC; Earl and Dotty Folker, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, of Oxford, OH; Jennifer and David Crawford, niece and spouse, of Fenton, MI; Jeffrey and Julie Folker, nephew and spouse of Lake Forest, IL; Amy and Megan Crawford, great nieces; Jason and Jeremy Folker, great nephews and Lindsay Folker, great niece. Donations may be sent to: McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Trust, 21 Lynn Ave. Suite 107, Oxford, OH 45056; Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut St., Oxford, OH 45056. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Darrtown Cemetery.
Folker, William C.: William C. Folker, age 78, of Oxford, OH passed away Saturday March 9, 2013. He was the son of Earl and Margaret (DeWeese) Folker. He was preceded in death by his parents and Helen (Kelsey) Folker, his stepmother, as well as his sweetheart, Jacqueline Jane (Mathews) Folker, to whom he was married for 51 years. William was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Miami University and attended the Darrtown United Methodist Church. William is survived by Tim Folker, son, of Cincinnati, OH; Amy Folker, daughter, of Hilton Head Island, SC; Earl and Dotty Folker, brother and sister-in-law, of Oxford, OH; Jennifer and David Crawford, niece and spouse, of Fenton, MI; Jeffrey and Julie Folker, nephew and spouse of Lake Forest, IL; Amy and Megan Crawford, great nieces; Jason and Jeremy Folker, great nephews and Lindsay Folker, great niece. He is also survived by his newfound sweetheart Cathleen. Donations may be sent to: McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Trust, 21 Lynn Ave. Suite 107, Oxford, OH 45056; Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut St. Oxford, OH 45056. A graveside service will be held at the Darrtown Cemetery, Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 12 PM. Condolences may be sent online to www.smithoglefuneralhome.com
Foust, Charles, L. Jr. - The following obituary appeared in Hamilton Journal - March 5, 2019: Charles L. Foust Jr., 64, of Oxford, Ohio, passed away in a tragic car accident on February 26, 2019. He was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on May 14, 1954 to Charles L. and Cora Lee Foust. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lee and a son, Jason Foust. Chuck is survived by his father, his wife, Ann and children, Joel Foust (Emily), Holly Yuva (Jeff), Kyle McGhehey (Cecilie). Chuck adored his beloved grandchildren, Max and Kieran Howard; Violet and Vance Yuva; Flynn, Colleen and Frederick McGhehey and Chris Hendrix. He is also survived by brothers, Rev. Bill Foust (Chris), Rocky Foust (Trish) and numerous nieces and nephews. The Foust family first came to Oxford in the early 1970’s where Chuck graduated from Talawanda High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University under an ROTC scholarship. Chuck served in the U.S. Navy from 1976 until 1980, where he earned the rank of Lieutenant and was part of the Admirals staff. Upon completion of his military service, Chuck entered the corporate world, while also obtaining his MBA. While employed by General Electric, he earned the moniker, “The Darth Vader” of logistics. After GE, Chuck returned to Oxford, where he met and married his wife, Ann. Chuck was a jack of all trades, as he had many interests and passions. He was very proud to achieve the ran of Eagle Scout and was serving as liaison to a local Boy Scout Troop sponsored by St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he served on Council. Chuck inherited and avid love of reading from both parents. He was known for his amazing culinary skills, love of horses, hats, politics as well as his legendary garage sales. Chuck’s latest adventure included bartending at Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton where he enjoyed conversing with the patrons. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4411 Hamilton Richmond Rd, Oxford, OH 45056, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:30 PM followed by a Celebration of Life from 3:00 until 5:00 PM.The burial will be private. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, directed to the building fund, 4411 Hamilton Richmond Rd, Oxford, OH 45056 or by supporting an upcoming fish fry at St. Matthew. www.stmatthewdarrtown.com
Fritsch, Kevin T.: December 13, 1957 ~ March 21, 2019 (Age 61) of Darrtown passed away on 3/21/19 at UC Hospital. He was born in Hamilton on 12/13/57 to Frank Fritsch and Phyllis (Tegge) Cox. He is a graduate of Talawanda High School. He was married on 7/30/82 to Sarah "Sally" (James) Fritsch. He retired from Miami University after 30 years. He was preceded in death by his father Frank Fritsch and stepfather Ronald Cox. He is survived by his wife Sally, stepson Dennis Spencer, grandchildren Jordan and Aaliyah Spencer, mother Phyllis Cox, siblings Maureen Fritsch, Karla (Rob) Menzer, David (Kim) Fritsch, sisters-in-law Terri Grimes, Debbie (Larry) Garver and many nieces and nephews. Services for Kevin are on April 13, 2019 at Darrtown Methodist Church. Visitation is from 11-12 with services to follow.
Fulmer, Arthur: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 3, 1925-26
Fulmer, Mary Lee: The following appeared in the The Republican-News - Saturday, February 15, 1919 - page 5: Mrs. Frank Fulmer, 35 years old, of Darrtown, died at Mercy Hospital, Friday, at 5 a.m., of typhoid fever. The deceased leaves a husband, Frank Fulmer, two children, Ruth and Arthur, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miles, three sisters and three brothers. She was a valued member of the Pythias sisters of Darrtown. The funeral will take place Monday at 3 p.m., from the home in Darrtown, with burial in Darrtown cemetery.
Gaiser, Agusta W. "Gussie": Director of the Darrtown Union Sunday School youth choir. According to her obituary (Hamilton Journal News; May 25, 1982), Agusta Gaiser was born in Darrtown, the daughter of Peter and Mytle (Grau) Leibrick. She attended Darrtown Schools and graduated from Oxford McGuffey High School. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Darrtown. She was survived by her husband Lawrence Gaiser and one brother, Luther of Tampa, Florida.
Gaiser, Lawrence: farmer, north of Darrtown on Rt. 177.
Geisler, Catherine (Pate): Catherine Geisler, age 91 of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Golden Years Nursing Center. She was born on December 14, 1920 in Franklin, KY, the daughter of the late Hamp and Theo (Young) Pate. On December 31, 1937 in Covington, KY, Catherine married her husband of over 62 years, Carl F. Geisler, and he preceded her in death on November 25, 2000. She had previously worked as a Nurse's Aide at Fort Hamilton Hospital, where she met her husband, then at Pillsbury before becoming a full-time housewife. Catherine is survived by her two daughters, Faye (Richard) Bitler and Joyce (Ellis "Buck") Buchanan; four grandchildren, Roger (Brenda) Geisler, Cathy (Owen) Murry, Cindy (Andrew) Pierce and Missy (Phil) Sackenheim; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Davidson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Wilmer, Harold and William Pate. A Memorial Service will be held at Darrtown Cemetery on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11am.
Geisler, Edith: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 1, 1925-26
Geisler, Helen: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 3, 1925-26
Geisler, Raymond: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1929-30
Glardon, Dorothy: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the left.
Glardon, Ellis "Dugan": (1894-1967) Darrtown resident; truck and bus driver and grocery store owner. the following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal News; Sept. 5, 1967: Ellis Glardon (1894-____) Mr. Glardon, age73 of 4170 Hamilton-Richmond Road, Darrtown, died at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, in McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford. Mr. Glardon became ill Monday at home and was taken to the hospital where he died about 12 hours later. He was born June 22, 1894 in Oxford Township, the son of Frank and Lydia (McLaughlin) Glardon. He attended school in Darrtown. On January 6, 1921, he married Ethel Tuley in Hamilton. He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Beckett, Stillwell-Beckett Road; three grandchildren, one great-grandson, two brothers, Ernest Glardon, Darrtown, and William Glardon, who made his home with Mr. Glardon for the last 30 years. He was preceded in death by another brother, Lee Glardon. Mr. Glardon drove a milk truck for 25 years for Harry Teckman in Darrtown and was a Talawanda district school bus driver for 11 years. For 12 years, he had owned and operated Glardon's Grocery in Darrtown. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Darrtown, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Robert Hays in charge. Burial will be in the Darrtown cemetery. Friends may call at the Marshall-Smith Funeral Home, Oxford, after 4 p.m., Wednesday.
Glardon, Elizabeth Louise: The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal - circa 1944. "Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Glardon, age 40, wife of Ernest Glardon, R.R. 5, Hamilton, died of complications at 2 o’clock Sunday morning, after 15 months illness. The daughter of George and Elizabeth Snyder Nickol, Mrs. Glardon was born May 18, 1905, in Butler County. Member of a prominent County family, Mrs. Glardon lived in the Darrtown community all of her life. On May 19, 1923, she was married to Ernest Glardon. She was a faithful member of the Darrtown Lutheran Church and the Pythian Sisters of Darrtown. She leaves the windower; one brother, Mark Nichol, R.R. 5, Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. Howard Schaeffer, Seven Mile, three nephews; one niece, and many friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Webb Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Darrtown cemetery. Friends may call after 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, at the funeral home."
Glardon, Ernest “Ernie”: area resident, south of Darrtown on Rt. 177; brother of Ellis Glardon; husband of Elizabeth.
Grau, Joseph L.: (1878-1964) Darrtown area farmer. The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal: "Joseph L. Grau was born on July 17, 1878, the son of John and Ellen (Anderson) Grau, an old farm family in the area. Mr. Grau was educated in the Darrtown schools. He married Gertrude Grau on October 2, 1902; she preceded him in death on June 18, 1963. A farmer in the Darrtown area for many years, Mr. Grau moved to Hamilton and was employed by Champion Papers for 27 years, retiring in 1949. Mr. Grau was survived by six daughters: Mrs. William (Evelyn) Bolser of Okeana; Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) Metcalfe, Mrs. Herschel (Gertrude) Seward, Mrs. Floyd (Eleanor) Winkle, Mrs. Clayton (Jean) Walther Jr., and Miss Dorothy Grau, all of Hamilton; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Peter Leibrick of Darrtown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude; a seventh daughter, Rose Grau; five brothers: Charles, Henry, George, Luther, and Frank; and one sister, Mayme Grau." Several of the Grau daughters appear in the 1944 Bufler Reunion photo.
Grau, Margaret: See photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Mrs. Roll) standing at left in back row.
Green, Hazel (Gintner): (1910-2014) The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal; August 25, 2014: "GREEN, Hazel Mae passed away at Liberty Nursing Center on Sunday, August 24th at the age of 104. Hazel and her late husband, Richard spent all of their married years on their farm. Hazel was a very out- going person and had many old and new friends. Hazel is survived by a daughter Dorla (Donald) Johnson and son Butch (Donna) Green. Hazel had four grandsons, Don and Dick Johnson, Rick and Mike Green; and seven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Kyle, Rhys, Owen, Alexis and Gunner. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Hazel's name may be made to a charity of one's choice . Ogle - Paul R. Young Funeral Home is serving the family. Webmaster Note: Hazel Green is remembered at other locations on this website. See: photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Opal Trew) standing at center, back row. Also see "Recollections / Hazel Green" and Internet death notice.
Gross, Melba Fern (Lemmons): Melba Fern Gross, age 86, passed away on April 26, 2018. She was born to the late John and Elma Lemmons on September 18, 1931. She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Myrl Gross, Jr.; 3 sons Gary W. Gross, Dale E. (Nancy) Gross, Michael D. (Deborah) Gross and one daughter, Rhonda K. (Mark) Davis, also, 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Darrtown United Methodist Church, Darrtown, OH on May 11, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. service at 11:00 A.M. inurnment at 12:00 P.M. at Darrtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut Street, Darrtown, OH 45056. Online condolences can be made at www.paulyoungfuneralhome.com . Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home (Oxford) assisting the family.
Gross, Myrl Jr.: Myrl Gross, Jr., age 88, passed away on August 31, 2019. He was born to the late Merle and Naomi Gross on February 18, 1931. He is survived by his three sons, Gary W. Gross, Dale E. (Nancy) Gross, Michael D. (Deborah) Gross and one daughter, Rhonda K. (Mark) Davis; also, 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held at the Darrtown United Methodist Church, Darrtown, OH on September 5, 2019 from 11:30 A.M. until time of service at 12:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut Street, Darrtown, OH 45056.
Grothaus, Fred: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 3, 1925-26
Grothaus, Martha: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School Grade 2, 1925-26
Guiler, Elsie (Carpenter): wife of Fred; The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal; Sept. 5, 1967: "Elsie M. Guiler was born November 23, 1920 to Charles and Elizabeth Lakes Carpenter. She was a graduate of Hanover Schools. On January 8, 1938, she married Fred Guiler and they lived and farmed in Hanover Township all of their married lives. Elsie was a cashier and head bookkeeper with the Kroger Company in both Hamilton and Oxford, Ohio for 20 years, until her retirement in 1980. She was an active member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church and a member of the Women’s Society of the Church. She was survived by her husband, Fred; one son, Bruce of Seven Mile; two daughters: Mrs. Jim (Sharon) Eversole of McGonigle, Ohio and Mrs. Kenneth (Connie) Nelson of Dearborn County, Indiana; eight grandchildren and two sisters: Mrs. Joe (Edna) Allen of Bradenton, Florida and Mrs. Gerald (Audrey) Day of Fairfield, Ohio."
Guiler, Eugene: see photo; Schools/Elementary; Darrtown School; undated photo with teacher (Miss Marie Miller) standing at the left.
Guiler, Fred: The following obituary appeared in the Hamilton Journal; July 2, 2013. Fred Guiler, age 94, passed away July 1, 2013 at Berkeley Square. Fred was born on March 2, 1919 to Jacob and Rose (Weber) Guiler. He was married to Elsie (Carpenter) Guiler until her passing in 1984. Fred is survived by his children Bruce (Mary) Guiler, Sharon (Jim) Eversole and Connie (Ken) Nelson; grandchildren Robert (Celeste), Jason (Bridgid), Mike (April), Krista (Tim), Kristopher (Jill), Andy (Christie), Amanda, Tom (Samantha) and Bobby (Clare); 17 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Eugene and sisters Louise, Elizabeth and Helen. Funeral services will be held on Friday July 5, 2013 at 11 AM at Darrtown United Methodist Church, 4309 Walnut St., Oxford, OH. Visitation will be held at church from 10 AM until time of service. Donations may be made to Darrtown United Methodist Church or Hospice of Hamilton. Condolences may be sent to www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com
Guiler, Rose: The following news item appeared in the Thursday, February 5, 1953 edition of the Hamilton Daily News / SOURCE: newspaperarchives.com / Guiler Services Set For Friday -- Funeral serviced for Mrs. Rose M. Guiler, 69, Darrtown, Who died in Mercy Hospital at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, from the Darrtown Methodist Church. the Rev. C Melvin Alkire, pastor of Darrtown Methodist Church, will officiate assisted by the Rev. James P. Baldwin, pastor of the Darrtown Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery and friends may call at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Kauth, Darrtown, after 4 p.m., Thursday. The Pythian Sisters of Bonhomi Temple, No. 455, Darrtown, will hold services at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at the residence of Mrs. Krauth, Darrtown.