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James Norman Weeks, 79, of West Milton, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born April 28, 1935, in Degraff, Ohio to his parents Haskell George and Florence L. (Wynrick) Weeks.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He will be missed and remembered by his loving wife Kathryn Marie (Dalton) Weeks of 57 years; son Jeffrey Scott Weeks of Cocoa, Fla.; daughter Tracy Lynn Weeks of West Milton; grandson Michael Weeks, and brother Ronald Weeks of Columbus.

James served his country proudly in the United States Army. He attended Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton and he enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and Civil War history.

Funeral services were held June 7 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton with Pastor Justin Williams officiating. Burial followed at Old Union Cemetery.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420. Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.


Virginia Pauline “Ginny” Housman, 83, of Greenville, passed away on June 8, 201,4 at 4:18 AM at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. She was born in Celina, Ohio to Fred Delbert and Gladys Julia (Bolton) Behm on September 12, 1930.

She attended Fairmont High School in Dayton, Ohio. She married Jack Housman on August 12, 1950, being a devoted wife of 64 years. She retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

She is survived by her husband, Jack; children, Pamela Yeager, Robert Housman, Mark Housman, and Cynthia Housman; grandchildren, Scott Mallory, Jess Mallory, Parker Housman, Dexter Housman and Darci Housman; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kate Mallory, Margot and Reece Mallory. She is also survived by two loving daughters-in-law-Kathleen Housman and Grace Housman.

Virginia was an accomplished pianist. She taught piano, played the church organ, composed her own music, and then later served her community by bringing her talents to nursing facilities in the Darke County area. She was passionate about genealogy and Indian lore, and loved her tenure as a volunteer at Garst Museum in Greenville. Virginia always lovingly put her family first. We will miss and never forget her.

There was a prayer service held on June 14 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Randall Washburn officiating. A graveside service immediately followed in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to Garst Museum or Hospice of Dayton.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.


Myra L. Morton, 77, of Tipp City passed away at her home on Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born April 27, 1937, in Saginaw, Mich. to Bernard and Catherine (Dombrowski) Wachowicz.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gary S. Morton and three brothers, Neil, Joski and Jerry Wachowicz. She is survived by her son, Keith Morton, Tipp City and daughter, Barbara and her husband Ron Woofter, Long Beach, Calif., and 3 grandchildren, Rebekah, Grace and Josh Woofter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Visitation at 1 p.m. prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.


William “Chad” Miller, 46, of Tipp City, a beloved father, husband, son, uncle, leader and friend, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Chad is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Shelly, his beautiful blonde little girls Emma and Emily, his Mother Cathy; sister-in-laws Holly and Kim; brother-in-laws Shawn and Shannon; nieces Mallory , Samantha, Madison, Ella and Kendal; nephews Harrison, Jack, and Blake. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Eileen and Don Lutz, Harriet and John Mote, his father Tom Miller, and brother Jeff Miller.

Chad was a pioneer in the excavation industry. He worked diligently his whole life with his dad at Miller Bros., and then later started his own successful company with his wife, C. Miller Excavating. Chad worked passionately, and was always the first one to share his success with the people who worked beside him. He loved racing for the NMRO and was an avid NASCAR enthusiast. He loved his family and was so very proud of his delightful little girls, and could often be found spectating many of their sporting events.

A funeral service to honor his life was conducted June 14 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton. Burial followed in Polk Grove Cemetery, Butler Township.

Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.

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