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Marie Quelle Utesch
died July 31, 2006, in Rockford, Ill. A former teacher at Pierce Elementary School in Chicago, Ill., she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

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Marion A. Cline
, formerly of Old Greenwich, Conn., died Feb. 1, 2010, in Hanover, Pa. He retired as a chemical engineer after more than 35 years with Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Inc. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Civil War Roundtable in Stamford, Conn., he was also a Kentucky Colonel.

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Erna Scheiderer Cosgray
, formerly of Plain City, Ohio, passed away Nov. 10, 2009, in Marysville, Ohio. She taught in the local elementary schools surrounding Plain City, both as a substitute and as a full-time teacher for more than 50 years. Her memberships included St. John’s Lutheran Church, Plain City Book Club, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3268, and the Ivory Chandler Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons of Plain City.

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Lillian Gentis Brookhart
, formerly of Piqua, Ohio, died Feb. 4, 2010, in New Carlisle, Ohio. An active member of Grace United Methodist Church, she taught first grade at Springcreek Elementary School for 23 years.

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Herbert W. Eakins
of North Richland Hills, Texas, died Dec. 22, 2009. A member of Peace Lutheran Church and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot in the United States and the western Pacific, attaining the rank of captain. He retired in 1985 as a senior inspector with Quickway Stampings of Texas. His interests included reading, music, dancing, bridge and wordworking.
Ruth Stough Hessenflow, Lakeland, Fla., died Feb. 4, 2010. A member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she retired as a teacher from the Santa Clara Unified School District in California.
Florence Belleman Linville, formerly of Miamisburg, Ohio, passed away Nov. 7, 2007, in Plantation, Fla. A member of Chi Omega sorority, she taught at the Auditorium School in Miamisburg, Ohio, and the Public Schools of Broward County, Fla.

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Olan W. Aughbaugh ’41S
, Miamisburg, Ohio, died Dec. 17, 2003. A member of Dorm League, he was an ordained Lutheran minister. He served St. John’s Church, Melbourne, Ky., First English Church, Mansfield, Ohio, Emanuel Church, Coshocton, Ohio, Divinity Church, Oregon, Ohio, and Salem Ellerton Church, Miamisburg, Ohio, from where he retired in 1980. He then served as visitation pastor at First Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio, until 1990.
Frank L. Nevius of Springfield, Ohio, died Sept. 1, 2009. A member of St. Teresa Catholic Church and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, he served as a lieutenant with the U.S. Navy in the American and North Atlantic Theaters during World War II. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the meritorious civilian service award. In 1986, he retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 43 years as chief of the technical service division.

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Clara Schultz Ball
, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, died May 18, 2009, in Westerville, Ohio. Before operating a private kindergarten for 14 years, she taught with the Urbana Schools. She retired from education after 12 years with the Crestview Local Schools. An active member of Grace Episcopal Church, she was a participant and supporter of area musicians, choruses and the symphony.
Doris A. Carey of Springfield, Ohio, died Jan. 5, 2010. A former piano teacher and realtor, she retired after 30 years of teaching and counseling students in the Springfield, Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland school districts. She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the American Association of University Women.

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James W. Stevens
, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died March 19, 2010. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a captain with the 77th infantry division, quartermaster section, in Manila and Japan. His family owned and operated the five Stevens Bakery locations in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His political career included being a member and mayor of the Oakland Park City Council, a member of the Broward County Commission and a Florida State senator. He served as an officer of numerous professional organizations, and he was the recipient of many awards for his service to Broward County and the Republican Party. Other memberships included the Anglican Church of the Resurrection, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, J.D. Hawkins Lodge and 33rd Scottish Rite.

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J. Douglas James
, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Feb. 7, 2010, in Redmond, Ore. During World War II, he served as a medic in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. He founded James Lumber Co., before building and managing New Horizons and Ethan Allen Manor Nursing Homes in Springfield, Ohio. A member of Christ Episcopal Church, he volunteered at the Clark County Library after his retirement. He moved to Redmond, Ore., in 1990, where he was an active member of St. Albans Episcopal Church and volunteered at Hospice of Redmond-Sisters.
Raymond R. Runser, formerly of Lima, Ohio, died Dec. 12, 2009, in Lakeland, Fla. During World War II, he served as a first lieutenant and pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps. Before retiring, he was an industrial relations manager with Baldwin Lima Hamilton Corp. and manager of the engineering test lab at Clark Equipment Co. Crane Division. His memberships included St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lima, Ohio, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lakeland, Fla., Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the American Legion. He also was president of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates and commodore of the Indian Lake Yacht Club.
Francis K. Wagschal, Burlington, N.C., died Feb. 4, 2010. His memberships included St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Dorm League. A retired minister, he had served parishes in New Jersey, New York and Ontario, Canada, and as secretary for social concerns with the Lutheran Church in America, New York, N.Y.

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Charles W. Boesel
, Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 6, 2010. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe. He was the business manager for the Toledo Mud Hens baseball team and president of Hall-Toledo before founding Special Automotive Marketing, an automotive service tool sales, marketing and consulting firm. He retired in 2004. His memberships included the Toledo Y.M.C.A., the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society.
Fay L. Schmacker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Dec. 19, 2009. A member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she was a bookkeeper and a flutist with the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Symphony Orchestras. After retiring, she taught flute lessons to local children.

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Ted F. Howell
, Oakwood, Ohio, passed away Dec. 6, 2009. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. He was the founder and president of the Howell Equipment Co. until his retirement in 1979. His broad civic interests led him to numerous activities and leadership posts. He was active with the Dayton Shriners, was a member and past chief of Box 21 Rescue Squad, served on the board of directors of the Dayton chapter of the American Heart Association, Oakwood Board of Health and Oakwood Finance Committee. He was the director of the Dayton Area Civil Defense and had been appointed to Gov. James Rhodes’ advisory commission on Emergency Medical Services.

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Robert D. Haber
passed away Feb. 9, 2010, in Dayton, Ohio. His career was spent as a chemical engineer at National Cash Register Co. A member of First Lutheran Church and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, he was a volunteer and vice
president of the Kettering Beautification Commission.
Betty Jane Mount White Harold, New Carlisle, Ohio, died Nov. 7, 2009. A member of Chi Omega sorority, she was the first woman from New Carlisle to obtain her airplane pilot’s license. She owned and managed Graphic Engineering Service. She held positions with the Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Clark County, the Clark County Genealogy Society, the Dayton Antique Study Club and the Mad River Antique Study Club. Mary Lou Blair Walshe, White Plains, N.Y., passed away Feb. 15, 2010. A member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, she had a lengthy career as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines. She was based in all their key cities and flew all their routes. An active volunteer in her community, she served as president of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club for several years.

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Barbara Chatlain Scott
of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away Feb. 12, 2010. A former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., she volunteered with the Mansfield Schools, the election board, as well as numerous other community organizations throughout her life. Her memberships included First Congregational Church and Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

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Marjorie Krayer Dolbeer
, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Oct. 24, 2009, in Indialantic, Fla. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Kappa Delta sorority, she was a teacher and principal at St. John’s Preschool. She was also an organist there and at Hope Lutheran Church. She retired in 1984.

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David T.S. Halkola
, Houghton, Mich., passed away Dec. 8, 2009. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater and was held briefly as a P.O.W. Professionally, he served as a history professor and president at Suomi College. He then joined the faculty at Michigan Technological University, ultimately retiring in 1988 as a professor of history and was conferred the rank of professor emeritus. He made countless public appearances on television and radio dealing with local history. A member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and various professional and civic organizations, he was the author of numerous publications in his field. His commitment to state and local history was honored by many.

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Alice Bodiker Childers
of Kettering, Ohio, passed away Nov. 29, 2009. She had retired as an elementary teacher with the Bethel School District and was an antique dealer at the Springfield Flea Market. Janet Krider Daugherty, Warren, Ohio, died May 18, 2009. A member of First United Methodist Church and Chi Omega sorority, she retired as a teacher with the Warren City Schools.

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Jean Hart Fritts
, Tacoma, Wash., died Feb. 1, 2010. A teacher and homemaker, she owned an apple orchard. Her memberships included Trinity Lutheran Church and Chi Omega sorority.
Walter E. Hammond, formerly of Tiffin, Ohio, and Chandler, Ariz., died Jan. 23, 2010, in Piqua, Ohio. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific. In 1970, he became chief financial officer at Tiffin Mercy Hospitaland held that position until his retirement in 1990. His memberships included St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, the American Cancer Society, American Legion Post #169, Tiffin Moose Lodge #846, K of C #608, Tiffin Rotary Club, Elks Lodge #94 and F.A.C.T. Paul F. Martin, a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity died April 20, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio.
David J. Morgan, Merced, Calif., died Sept. 14, 2009. A member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, he served with the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal and the Philippines during World War II. He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action. His career in education began with a teaching/coaching position in Sebring, Ohio. After moving to California, he taught and coached basketball at schools in the Los Gatos/San Jose area  and the Atwater/Merced area.Following his retirement in 2000, he was inducted into the California Basketball Hall of Fame.
Lester E. Slagle, Toledo, Ohio, passed away, Nov. 17, 2009. A member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he was a Lutheran minister. He served as a chaplain to United States military personnel at Travis Air Force Base in California, in Pang Yang Do and Seoul, Korea, at Richards-Gebaun Air Force Base in Missouri, and with the 179th Combat Support Group Unit at Mansfield Air Force Base in Ohio. Additional places of ministry included Divinity, Martin Luther and Glenwood Lutheran Churches in Toledo, Ohio, Baltic Lutheran Parishes, East Union Lutheran Church, Wooster, Ohio, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

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Marcella Grau Frank
, Mansfield, Ohio, died Dec. 20, 2009. A member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she served as a secretary on the Mohican Sailing Club board for many years. A homemaker, she worked at the Marion Avenue Market as a young woman. She loved bowling, playing bridge and cooking.
Robert N. Harter ’53S, of Northfield, Minn., died Feb. 25, 2010. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps on hospital ships traveling to Australia. An ordained Lutheran minister, he served his first congregation in Tipton, Iowa, before founding Hope Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He also pastored at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Somerville, N.J., Epiphany Lutheran Church, Pleasantville, N.J., and at a two-church parish in Kensington and Lowry, Minn. In 1982, he retired to Northfield, Minn., where he served as chaplain at the Northfield Retirement Center. In later years, he was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.
Edward C. Makowski died Oct. 9, 2009, in Sunnyvale, Calif. A member of the Lutheran Church and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he served as a corporal with the U.S. Army during World War II. He taught social studies and special education, and coached athletics at Fremont Union High School from where he retired in 1988.
Betty Cole Stemple, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Jan. 30, 2010, in Pickerington, Ohio. She taught music to special-needs students at Town and Country Day School for 20 years. Her memberships included First Baptist Church, Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Elderly United.
Carolyn Kuhls Taylor, formerly of Carmel, Ind., died Jan. 19, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Okla. A retired teacher, she was a volunteer in her church’s nursery and as a Republican precinct committeewoman. Her memberships included Delta Zeta sorority, the Doers Club and the Family Support Center.

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Virginia Redden Aldstat
, formerly of York, Pa., died Sept. 13, 2006, in Pensacola, Fla. A former secretary with the Gulf Refining Co., she founded Hospital Account Receivable Management Services Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.
John T. Doering, San Diego, Calif., died Jan 2, 2010. A  member of St. Peter’s By the Sea Lutheran Church and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, he served as a signalman aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer Hopewell and atop San Diego’s Naval Supply Center during the Korean War. He retired after 33 years as a math teacher at Marston and Dana Junior High Schools.
Nancy Corwin Knudson, Visalia, Calif., passed away Dec. 2, 2009. A member of Exeter Presbyterian Church and Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she supervised student teachers at Fresno Pacific College.
Helen Kohle Lehmenkuler of Springfield, Ohio, passed away March 12, 2010. An avid gardener, she was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Paul K. Swackhamer passed away at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., Nov. 11, 2009. A member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, he served with the U.S. Army in Japan during World War II. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. He lived in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Texas before settling in Santa Barbara in 1974, where he was sales manager for Delco Electronics. While working in Houston, Texas, he became involved with the aerospace program which made him a significant and influential part of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space missions.

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Richard G. Eisemann
died Feb. 7, 2010, at his home in Morehead City, N.C. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS
Randolph and Houston. As a Lutheran minister, he served Lucas Lutheran Parish and Trinity Lutheran Church of Ashland, Ohio. In 1961, he entered the U.S. Air Force as a military chaplain at seven state-side bases, two European assignments and two bases in the Orient. In 1988, he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. During his postmilitary years, he remained involved in community service and as a chaplain for various organizations. He received the Governor’s Medallion Award for volunteer service. After moving back to North Carolina, he served four parishes as interim pastor and was honored as “Pastor Emeritus” at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach.
Joseph J. Piteo, Wyandotte,  Mich., died Jan. 31, 2010. Ane xcellent draftsman, he was a tool and die designer and cost estimator at Dana Corp. and the Ford Motor Co. Over the years, he owned several businesses and rental properties, including the Allen Park Laundromat, Brighton Nursery and Garden Center, and the Rockery Bar and Grill. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.
H. Joseph Slusser, formerly of North Fort Meyers and Venice, Fla., died Nov. 16, 2009, in Nazareth, Pa. A member of Dorm League, he served as a yeoman third class with the U.S. Navy from 1945-47. As a Lutheran minister, he served Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, Pa., Zion Stone Union and Good Shepherd Lutheran Churches, Kreidersville, Pa., and three small congregations in the Dushore, Pa., area.
Robert V. Ward of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died Oct. 23, 2009. A member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, he served as a quartermaster with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. After teaching at public schools, he began serving as a guidance counselor and taught history, psychology, sociology and reading at the New York Military Academy.

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Cleva Koch Foerster
of Algonac, Mich., died Jan. 12, 2009. A member of the Lutheran Church and Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she was a child development advisor and teacher most recently with the Bethany Learning Center.
Shirley Landon Lantz, Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 19, 2010. A former fashion model, she worked as an insurance rater at Northwestern National Insurance and at Ohio Wesleyan University. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Marion “Kitty” Leedom Driehorst Simpson, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, and Sarasota, Fla., passed away Feb. 4, 2010, in Gahanna, Ohio. She taught business education at Worthington and Upper Arlington High Schools and was past president of the Ohio Business Teachers Association. A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she volunteered at the Wellness Center, counseling individuals with lung cancer.

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Virginia “Ginny” Dixon Carlisle, Springfield, Ohio, died Dec. 23, 2009. A member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, she worked as a nurse at Community Hospital and taught nursing, religion and career counseling at Clark State Community College. She also served as associate pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church, was active in campus ministry at Clark State Community College and served in several capacities in the Miami Presbytery.
David R. Collins, a longtime Clark County resident, recently of Cable, Ohio, died Jan. 6, 2010, in Urbana, Ohio. A former prosecuting attorney with the City of Springfield, he was a well known amateur archaeologist who made several important discoveries during his years in the field. Also an expert on early American antiques, he resided for many years at the historic Hunt family home. He was a member of the Urbana Swedenborgian Church.
Walter F. Johnson passed away Dec. 15, 2009, in Bloomington, Ind. He served many communities as pastor, including Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton, Ohio, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Tyler, Texas, First English Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, Christ Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry, Athens, Ohio, the Lutheran Campus Center, Champaign, Ill., and St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Ind. Following an early retirement for health reasons in 1995, he was a part-time mission director in Indiana and Kentucky for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He retired again in 1998. In 2005, he was given the honorary title of Pastor Emeritus at St. Thomas Church in Bloomington. He was an active supporter of many social and environmental causes, and a champion for the civil rights of marginalized populations. He was the recipient of the first annual distinguished service award given by the National Lutheran Church Campus Ministry, which included a grant for a study sabbatical in Italy, Switzerland and England.
John S. Pflueger Jr., Akron, Ohio, passed away March 22, 2010. During the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Navy. Before his retirement, he was vice president of sales  and advertising with PfluegerFishing Tackle. Following his retirement, he continued his business career at Ken- Ed Cabinet Co. Inc. His memberships included Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, many fishing organizations, the U.S. Power Squadron, the Les Cheneaux Club, Pine Valley Trout Club and Hill & Dale.

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Margaret Jud Davis
, Erie, Pa., died Jan. 6, 2010. She had been a physical education teacher with the Erie School District for 23 years before retiring in 1979. Her memberships included first United Methodist Church, Gridley Chapter #324 OES, Daughter of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine and the American Red Cross.
Roger L. Schneider ’67 M.Ed., Springfield, Ohio, passed away Dec. 13, 2009. After serving as a specialist 4 with the U.S. Army in Italy from 1955-57, he entered the field of education. He taught science in the Boone County School District in Kentucky before coming to the Tecumseh School District in New Carlisle, Ohio. He taught 7th grade science and was principal of Medway, McAdams and Donnelsville Elementary Schools. He also was director of personnel in the district and retired from the Clark County Board of Education as a director with a total of 33 years in education. His memberships included Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, ORTA, the Clark County Retired Teachers Assoc., the Medway Area Historical Society and the Stein Club of Dayton.

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Harold G. Otley, Bentleyville,m Pa., died May 31, 2009. He was a member of Dorm League.
Lillian Fisher Schnabel, formerly of Troy, Ohio, died Feb. 17, 2010, in North Fort Myers, Fla. She spent her career as a case manager at the Miami County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Riverside of Miami County.) She served on many boards and committees and was a member of many organizations, including St. Luke Lutheran Church, Gamma Phi Beta sorority, the Troy Music Club, the Association for Retarded Citizens, RT Industries and University Women. She received many awards and honors including being named “Miss Springfield” in 1956 and the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation’s “Mother of the Year.”

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Gayle Henderson Ernst
of Scotsdale, Ariz., passed away on Nov. 17, 2009. A member of La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church and Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she enjoyed gardening, mystery novels and quantum physics.
Jon E. Fish died Jan. 31, 2010, in Springfield, Ohio. He served with the U.S. Army during the years 1951-53 and was also a veteran of the Ohio National Guard. At one time he was supervisor of underwriting with Workers Compensation. A volunteer floor manager at the Kuss Auditorium, he was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Noon Optimist Club.

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Kathleen Gaver Levin
, formerly of Wyckoff, N.J., and Naples, Fla., died in 1984. A member of Delta Zeta sorority, she was a former home economics teacher and a homemaker.
Richard A. Shank, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Jan. 16, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. A member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, he served as an electronic technician with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Henley during the Korean War. He was a teacher and basketball coach at Shawnee High School and the principal at Hustead Elementary School. Before his final retirement, he had a career in sales.

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John T. Keister III of Mira Loma, Calif., died Feb. 11, 2010. After serving with the U.S. Navy, he worked with the California Youth Authority and the California Highway Patrol. He retired from the Highway Patrol in 1987 with 20 years of service. His memberships included the Lutheran Church, the Boy Scouts of America and Lions Club International.
Louis A. Vogelsang of Largo, Fla., passed away March 27, 2010. In the early 1960s, he served with the U.S. Army National Guard. His memberships included Anona United Methodist Church and Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He retired as a sales representative with Cromer Co.-Hanes, Miami, Fla.

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Wayne E. Thompson
, Murray, Ky., died Jan. 3, 2010. A former employee of North American Aviation, Columbus, Ohio, he retired as a tool designer.

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Donald W. Beatty
of Estero, Fla., passed away Nov. 25, 2009. A member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he was the executive director of the Government Finance Officers Association, Chicago, Ill. He then worked in the government public funds department with the Northern Trust Bank. He moved to Newport Beach, Calif., where he was with the Irving Trust Bank. He retired in 2004.

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Clifford J. McRae
, Golden, Colo., died Dec. 1, 2009. A member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity, he began his career at Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio. He then held leadership positions at Monroe Auto Equipment Co., Monroe, Mich., Skil Tools, Skokie, Ill., and Snap-On Tools, Kenosha, Wis. He founded IT Strategies, a consulting firm in Evergreen, Colo., from where he retired. He loved building and remodeling, which led to his volunteer work with Habitat for  Humanity.

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Garnet Rice Sharp Brubaker,
Springfield, Ohio, passed away  Feb. 1, 2010. An educator with the Springfield City Schools, she taught for 14 years at Fulton Elementary School before transferring to Grayhill Elementary School. She was instrumental in starting the Chapter 1 preschool programs for both schools, which won state and national awards while she was facilitator. An active member of First Christian Church and her community, she was a volunteer at Community Hospital for many years.
Hannah Long Dixon of Springfield, Ohio, died Jan. 13, 2010. She taught in the Springfield City School District for 35 years and served on the Springfield City School Board for nine years. Her memberships included Plattsburg United Church of Christ and Kappa Delta sorority.

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E. Christopher Wallingford
, Honesdale, Pa., died Feb. 13, 2010. Professionally he had been a carpenter, realtor, supervisor and secretary for Mansfield Township, art director of Gray Advertising in Manhattan, and had served the fire companies of Rockville Centre and Equinunk. An active member of his community, he was a member of Equinunk United Methodist Church and the Pike-Wayne Pennsylvania Board of Realtors.

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Susan Wenninger Green
, Lexington, Ky., passed away Dec. 19, 2009. A member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Chi Omega sorority, she was a teacher at Charter Ridge.

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Mary Blue Eichelberger
, Springfield, Ohio, died Jan. 20, 2010. She was employed by General Materials before beginning her teaching career at Pitchin Elementary School. She retired after 25 years from Possum Elementary School. Her memberships include Pitchin United Methodist Church, Rising Star Council of the Daughters of America, Farm Bureau, Ohio Reading Association, Champaign County Quilting Guild, local garden clubs and numerous educational associations.
Joyce Bradow Juergens, Springfield, Ohio, passed away Feb. 21, 2010. She taught at Fairmoor Elementary School, Columbus, Ohio, and Snowhill Elementary School, Springfield, Ohio. Also a counselor at South High School, Roosevelt Middle School and Ridgewood School in Springfield, she owned Joy’s Western Wear, Bridal Joy and Joy’s Tux Shop. Her memberships included First Lutheran Church, Lutheran Community Services and Law Wives.

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Clifford R. “Kip” Baldon
died Nov. 18, 2006, at his home in Kalamazoo, Mich. An inventor and a creator, he was the author of numerous songs, stories and poems.
Charles E. Voit Jr., Noblesville, Ind., passed away Nov. 20, 2009. An ordained Lutheran minister, he served several churches in Indiana during his career. A member of Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite in Indianapolis, Ind., he had a passion for woodworking.

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Roger A. Mahan
died Sept. 28, 2009, at his home in Lower Saucon Township, Pa. He was the former owner/operator of the Hellertown McDonalds for many years.
Barbara McIntire Wilt, Springfield, Ohio, died March 6, 2010. She spent her career teaching students in the Greenon Local School district, retiring in 1995 from Enon Elementary School. Active with the family dairy farm, she enjoyed boating, learning and reading.

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Nancy Miller Houston
passed away Dec. 31, 2009 at her home in Chocowinity, N.C. Before moving to North Carolina, she was a highly regarded educator in Ohio for 30 years as a teacher, reading specialist, curriculum coordinator and a regional director of teacher development for the State of Ohio. During this time, she was president of the Ohio chapter of the International Reading Association. Most recently, she was the lead coordinator in the office of clinical experiences for the college of education at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Her memberships included First Presbyterian Church and Delta Gamma sorority.
Judith A. Peters, Mountain View, Calif., died Oct. 9, 1998. A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she had been a legal secretary with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Roger F. Nicodemus, Frederick, Md.
, died Feb. 22, 1999. A former senior EDP audit officer with the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank, he served as a member of the board of directors of the Fredericktowne Players Inc.
Raymond W. Vikander, Arlington, Va., died Dec. 27, 2009. A member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity, he served with the U.S. Air Force in communications at the White House during the Ford administration. As a senior software engineer with VGS Inc., Fairfax, Va., he was involved with many projects for the Department of Defense.

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Lucille Gregg Middleton
of Cable, Ohio, died July 29, 2009. She taught and coached special education students for a total of 34 years. In 1976, she was awarded a Special Olympics Award from Eunice Kennedy Shriver for developing a jump rope routine that enhanced students’ coordination skills. In 1978, she received the Ohio Special Education Teacher Award, and in 1980 she received the Ohio Mother of the Year Award from Gov. James Rhodes. She was later inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985 by Gov. Richard Celeste. In 1955, she was selected Mrs. Champaign County, and in 1997 she received an Alumni Citation from Wittenberg.

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Dessie Danielson Bursh
of West Chester, Ohio, died Feb. 3, 2010. A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she was the former restaurant manager of the Jefferson Hill Tea Room in Naperville, Ill.

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Joanne L. Kuebler
, Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Feb. 18, 2007. A member of Brecksville United Church of Christ and Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she was a teacher and coach at Pleasant Valley School in Parma, Ohio.

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Clarence J. Schueler Jr. of Tullahoma
, Tenn., died Feb. 4, 2010. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army specialized training program before enlisting with the U.S. Air Force. A sergeant, he was a cryptographer technician and teletype operator in Tokyo, Japan. He spent most of his career involved in wind tunnel testing, retiring in 1990 as vice president of Sverdrup Technology. He held positions with many professional organizations and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity and Rotary Club.

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Peggy Beach Pell,
Columbus, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 2010. She was employed in the radiology department at Riverside Memorial Hospital. Her memberships included Grove City Church of the Nazarene and the Columbus All-Breed Training Club.

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L’Dean W. Radloff
, Springfield, Ohio, passed away July 25, 2009. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952, retiring after 26 years of service. Following his military career, he worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Angelique Stover Tilford, Springfield, Ohio, died Feb. 11, 2010. A second grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School for 25 years, she was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority and served as secretary of the Springfield Education Assoc. She had her HAM radio license, and she was a member of the Independent Radio Assoc. and the Dayton Amateur Radio Assoc.

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Bradley D. Youse
passed away Nov. 30, 2009, in Shelby, Ohio. An orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, he practiced with Richland Orthopedic Surgery Inc. He also served as team physician with the Shelby City Schools sports teams and as an assistant team physician with the Lexington Local Schools. As a member of the American Medical Association, he held numerous specialty medical and professional affiliations, both locally and nationwide. He had a love of outdoor activities and extreme sports.

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