Routsong Funeral Home - Kettering Chapel

On first thought, the fact that we are family-owned may not mean much to you. But consider this: Because we have lived here for so long, there is a very good chance that during your time of greatest need, you will be assisted by someone you consider a friend. And, because we are local, you are assured someone from our family will be available to assist you, regardless of the time you call. Like you, we all live here, so we are constantly giving back to the community.

Sometimes a tragedy can change the entire pattern of a man's life. That happened during the Dayton flood of 1913 to Carl T. Routsong, then a rural mailman. He stood at a window in the main post office and watched as the floodwaters washed away his horse and buggy. Without them, Carl could not keep his mail route. Fortunately, his brother-in-law, George Bradford, who had recently started Bradford and Gustin Funeral Home, was in need of extra help. In 1918, when Mr. Gustin retired, Carl entered into a partnership with George Bradford and the firm was founded. Reorganization in 1952 marked the beginning of Routsong Funeral Home and the rest is history!

Death care businesses have traditionally been transferred to successive generations and ours is no exception. Today we are at our third generation of running Routsong Funeral Home and we look forward to a future of continued succession.

In 1918, with the partnership of Bradford and Routsong, the firm was formed. Following a reorganization in 1952, Routsong Funeral Homes has grown to our present size through adherence to our principles, which are to present the options available to families, and to faithfully fulfill their wishes with conscientious service.

Carl T. Routsong was the founder of Routsong Funeral Home. His son, Thomas H. Routsong, joined the firm in 1952, followed by his son, Thomas A. Routsong, in 1979. Mrs. Thomas H. (Martha) Routsong joined the three-generation family-run business when she received her funeral director's license in 1979.

The Routsong Funeral Homes, family and staff, are members of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association and the Federated Funeral Directors of America. All these organizations are pledged to serve the public in accordance with prescribed ethical standards.

We are a caring Christian family, and our desire is to continue serving Dayton area families, in their time of need, as we have for over 80 years.


Our Obituaries

Michael C. Riley

April 30, 1937 - December 11, 2017

RILEY, Michael Cecil, age 80, of Kettering, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after passing away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, December 11, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda (Burke); children, Julie Riley, Deb (Bill) Stout, and Michele (Scott) Rosell; grandchildren, Austin Cole (Summer),...
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Linda Colley

May 11, 1961 - December 9, 2017

COLLEY, Linda Lee, age 56, of New Lebanon, OH, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Linda was born to the late James Herman Colley and Thelma Marie Leach on May 11, 1961 in Dayton, OH. She will be remembered by all as someone who had a giving heart, who would help anyone in need and a wonderful designer of all things primitive. Linda was survived by...
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William Garland Brock

April 7, 1932 - December 7, 2017

BROCK, William Garland, 85, of Kettering, formerly of Wartburg TN, passed away on December 7, 2017. He was born on April 7, 1932, in Wartburg, to Virgil and Rosa (Headrick) Brock. He worked for Schubert Funeral Home prior to serving in the Army from 1953-1955 in Ft. Benning GA. Following his service he and his wife Anita moved to the Dayton, OH area where...
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Natalie Stanley Graeff

April 27, 1947 - December 7, 2017

GRAEFF, Natalie Stanley “Talie”, age 70, of Oakwood, OH, died on December 7, 2017. Talie was born on April 27, 1947, in Dayton, OH, to Thomas Edward and Sarah Jane (Stanley) Maher, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Oakwood High School in 1965 and Marymount College of Boca Raton, FL (Lynn University) in 1967. She worked as a...
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Nancy Jean Corpus

November 6, 1926 - December 6, 2017

CORPUS, Nancy Jean, age 91, of Oakwood, OH, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Nancy was born on November 6, 1926 to the late Dee and Dicey (nee King) Lambird. Nancy exemplified the values of the Great Generation, love of country, hard work, sacrifice, integrity and devotion to family. She was an avid dancer and reader who loved cooking...
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George P. Sperry, M.D.

October 3, 1929 - December 3, 2017

SPERRY, George P., M.D., age 88, of Washington Township, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 following a lengthy illness. Dr. Sperry was born October 3, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to John A. and Stella (Phillips) Sperry. He graduated from Tallmadge (Ohio) High School, class of 1947, from Vermont Academy, class of 1948, received his BA degree from...
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William J. King

January 31, 1938 - November 30, 2017

KING, William J., age 79, died November 30, 2017. Survived by wife of 56 years, Cynthia; daughter, Anya King (Jen Davis). Member of founding faculty in 1964 of what became Wright State University. Contributions in his memory may be made to the William and Cynthia King Classics Scholarship Fund, Wright State University Foundation, c/o Sara Woodhull, 3640...
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Alam Wirk, M.D.

May 6, 1947 - November 30, 2017

WIRK M.D., Alam, age 70, of Beavercreek, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. He was born in Pakistan on May 6, 1947 to Allah Ditta and Saleema Wirk. Dr. Wirk attended Rabwah College and King Edward Medical University where he earned his Medical Degree. He then came to the United States in 1972 for his medical training. Dr. Wirk completed a radiology...
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William Bill Brewer

April 8, 1950 - November 30, 2017

BREWER, William “Bill” L., passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. Bill left a loving family and many dear friends. He was a long time member of the Kettering Optimist Club and served the club by holding several offices and chairing the Ohio divisions of the Optimist International Jr. Golf Championship. Bill retired from Miller Brewery in 2012,...
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Stephen D. King, Jr.

April 30, 1941 - November 27, 2017

KING, Stephen D., Jr., age 76, of Centerville, passed away on November 27, 2017. Steve was born on April 30, 1941 in Dayton, OH to Stephen and Ann King. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1959, honorably served in the Air Force, and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Steve worked as...
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Darleen Fox

July 11, 1941 - November 26, 2017

FOX, Darleen A., age 76, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was born on July 11, 1941 in Richmond, IN to Ralph and Evelyn Todd. Darleen graduated from Richmond High School and attended Indiana University. She worked as a Healthcare Coordinator at Grandview Hospital and volunteered her time helping at different nursery schools. Darleen was...
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Hazel Katherine Townsend

September 4, 1927 - November 25, 2017

TOWNSEND, Hazel Katherine, age 90 of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Hazel was born on September 4, 1927 in Harlan County, Kentucky to Otto Lee Scalf and Lillie (Stewart) Scalf, Bogard. Hazel was active at Kettering Assembly of God Church. She was a loving wife and mother, an avid crafter, enjoyed sewing and loved spending time with...
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Clyde Heddings

July 30, 1953 - November 18, 2017

HEDDINGS, Clyde Richard, USAF Major, Ret., age 64, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. He was born on July 30, 1953 in Milton, PA and graduated from Coral Shores High School in Plantation, FL in 1971. Clyde then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving 16 years before becoming an Officer. He earned a Bachelors'...
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Betty Lou Batsche

September 1, 1936 - November 16, 2017

BATSCHE, Betty Lou, age 81, of Centerville, passed away on November 16, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1936 in Dayton to Howard and Marie Sivert. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and spending time with friends and family. Some of her favorite destinations included Germany, Alaska, and Florida. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and...
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Dorothy Jane Feldmaier

August 30, 1923 - November 16, 2017

FELDMAIER, Dorothy J. “Dottie” (nee Howell), age 94, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017. Dorothy was a 1941 graduate of Beavercreek High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church (the Homebuilders Class) and Normandy United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Delta Gamma Sorority. ...
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Mary Elaine Sylvester

April 29, 1964 - November 15, 2017

SYLVESTER, Mary Elaine, age 53, of Centerville, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Mary was born on April 29, 1964 in Riverside, CA to Richard and Helen Sylvester. She graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1981 and earned her degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. Mary worked at Drug Mart and had her own business in home...
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Gail S. Latham

March 30, 1955 - November 15, 2017

LATHAM, Gail S., age 62, of Kettering, passed away on November 15, 2017. She was born on March 30, 1955 in Dayton, to Thomas and Vivian Snyder. Gail attended Wright State University where she met her husband, Samuel. She graduated from the University of Dayton. Gail was Editor of the Englewood Independent, President of the Dayton Newspaper Guild, Editor...
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Donald Don Dapore

March 23, 1935 - November 14, 2017

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Kyle Zachary Mellon

January 25, 1995 - November 13, 2017

MELLON, Kyle Zachary, age 22, of Kettering, passed away suddenly on November 13, 2017. He was born in Dayton and graduated from Fairmont High School. Kyle was a good student and talented athlete, excelling in the sport of soccer. He loved nature, music, traveling and enjoyed being outdoors. Kyle is survived by his father, Zachary Davis and Mother,...
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Howard Feller

July 13, 1934 - November 13, 2017

FELLER, H. Allan, 83, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Akron, OH to Howard and Alice (Shanafelt) Feller, Allan graduated from Hughes High School and earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. He served in the Army as a Medical Director at Fort Monroe in VA, earning the rank of Captain before his honorable...
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Estelle Skully

March 1, 1934 - November 13, 2017

SKULLY, Estelle, age 83, of Washington Township, passed away on November 13, 2017. More information will be coming soon.
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Ronald George Molnar

August 4, 1953 - November 13, 2017

MOLNAR, Ronald George, age 64, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Ronald was born on August 4, 1953 in Great Falls, MT into the military home of Adeleen and George Molnar. He resided in many places growing up, including Bedford, England and Texas before settling in the greater Dayton area. Ronald graduated from Tecumseh High School...
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Richard Marshall

April 15, 1933 - November 10, 2017

MARSHALL, Richard D., passed away on November 10, 2017. Richard was born on April 15, 1933 to the late Ernest and Doris (Weeks) Marshall in Jackson, MI. He graduated from Defiance High School and attended Defiance College. Richard served on the USS Iowa for the United States Navy, and later became the owner/operator of Quellz Products, Inc. Richard will be...
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Jeremy R. Norman

July 16, 1983 - November 10, 2017

NORMAN, Jeremy R., 34, of Centerville, passed away on Friday November 10, 2017. Born in Dayton, Jeremey went on to proudly serve his country in the Army overseas in Iraq. He was a member of the far hills community church. He is survived by his Parents Teresa Nickell and Arnold Nickell, brother Jimmie (Heather) Norman, Grandparents Lucille and Arnold Nickell,...
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McCray Powell

November 5, 1942 - November 7, 2017

POWELL, McCray was born November 5th, 1942 to the late James and Blanche Powell in Somerville, TN. He entered to rest on Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at The Ohio State University Hospital. Preceding him in death are five brothers, four sisters and one grandchild. McCray accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Somerville TN. He was nurtured in...
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Thomas W. Krug, Sr.

July 21, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Krug Sr., Thomas W., 88, of Kettering, bids thee adieu. With little control over the coming or going, Thomas W. Krug Sr. began his existence by a progression of circumstances or perhaps miraculous intervention, some nine months prior to July 21, 1929, and ceased his existence on November 6, 2017. You might say the opportunity to die young has eluded him,...
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Thomas W. Krug, Sr.

July 21, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Krug Sr., Thomas W., 88, of Kettering, bids thee adieu. With little control over the coming or going, Thomas W. Krug Sr. began his existence by a progression of circumstances or perhaps miraculous intervention, some nine months prior to July 21, 1929, and ceased his existence on November 6, 2017. You might say the opportunity to die young has eluded him,...
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Thomas Jere Rasnick

October 24, 1940 - November 1, 2017

RASNICK¸ Thomas Jere, age 77, of Kettering, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Jere was born to John and Eunice Rasnick on October 24, 2017 in Dayton, OH. He graduated from Wilbur Wright High School, graduated from Sinclair in 1974 with a degree in Quality Control Engineering and also attended Wright State University. He proudly served in the...
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Thomas Leo Everman, Sr.

June 22, 1929 - October 28, 2017

EVERMAN Sr., Thomas L., Of Kettering died Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Kettering. Tom graduated from Chaminade High School class of 1947 and served our country in the United States Army during Korean Conflict in Tokyo, Japan for the 96 Machine Records Unit. He worked at WPAFB as a Program Specialist Supervisor. Tom was passionate about his computers and an avid Notre Dame...
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Daniel Roy Steininger

October 10, 1955 - October 27, 2017


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Dolores Ann Holsapple

October 19, 1930 - October 25, 2017

HOLSAPPLE, Dolores Ann, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She was born on October 19, 1930 to the late Casper and Catherine (Steiger) May in Dayton, OH. Dolores graduated from Oakwood high school where she excelled in field hockey and tennis, attended The Ohio University and was a long time member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. She...
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Hanna Adams

September 22, 1927 - October 25, 2017

ADAMS, HANNA (SALYER), age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017 at her home in Calvert City, KY. She was born in Salyersville, KY (Magoffin Co.) to Coin and Sarah Salyer on September 22, 1927. She was the 6th of twelve children. Hanna was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Mother-in-Law, sister and Aunt to many. She is...
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Elsie Carlton Delphenich

June 11, 1927 - October 25, 2017

DELPHENICH, Elsie Carlton “Carli” was born on June 11, 1927 in Cincinnati OH to Henry and Elsie Chapman. Carli graduated from the University of Wisconsin, taught music in Kettering schools and was active in many musical activities. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity (initiated 1946); active at Christ United Methodist Church as choir member/volunteer;...
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Tom Loges

July 30, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Joseph Thomas (Tom) Loges died in his home on October 23, 2017 in Kettering, Ohio at the age of 85. Tom is survived by his wife Audrey; children, Daniel (Bonnie), Mary Ann, Timothy (Shelly), Mark (Sherry), Rebecca (Brian) Kundtz and Patricia (Fred) Haring; siblings, Marty (Jerry) Lynch of West Bloomfield, Michigan and Kathy (Greg) Senior of Amelia, Ohio....
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Thomas Linwood Proudfoot

March 5, 1928 - October 22, 2017


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Clarence Dale Lucas

March 28, 1928 - October 21, 2017

LUCAS, Clarence “Dale”, age 89, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017. Dale was born March 28, 1928 to the late Wilbert and Edna Lucas in Washington Township. He graduated from Centerville high school in 1947. Dale was a member and volunteer at Normandy United Methodist Church. He was a carpenter by trade and built his own house. Dale built miniature furniture...
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Paul V. Kurpiel

November 21, 1951 - October 18, 2017

KURPIEL, Paul V., age 65, of West Carrollton, Ohio passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a graduate of Chaminade High School Dayton Ohio. He was retired from Greater Dayton RTA. Paul was a member of the West Carrollton Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by parents, Adam and Frances Kurpiel. Paul...
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James Craig Van Nest

August 24, 1948 - October 17, 2017

VAN NEST, James C., age 69, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. James was born on August 24, 1948 in Dayton to Lloyd and Hazel (Martin) Van Nest. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1966 and retired from the parts and sales division at Kenworth of Dayton in 2015. James was preceded in death by his wife Pam (Kidder) Van Nest, his parents,...
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Anita Marie Riddle

November 4, 1934 - October 16, 2017

RIDDLE, Anita Marie, age 82, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Anita was born on November 4, 1934 to the late Arlo and Mildred (Hatfield) Ragan in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Roosevelt high school and earned her teaching degree from Anderson University and Wright State University. Anita was a lifetime member of The Church of God, Presently Kettering...
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Dianna C. Kessinger

June 23, 1956 - October 15, 2017

KESSINGER, Dianna C., age 61, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Dianna was born on June 23, 1956 to Maynard and Virginia Carnahan in Wilmington, OH. She worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Kettering Medical Center for 25 years where she met and fell in love with her husband who is also a Respiratory Therapist at KMC. She loved the beach, shopping,...
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Harriet Marie Keller

April 29, 1922 - October 14, 2017

KELLER, Harriet, age 95, of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Harriet was born on April 29, 1922 to John and Elizabeth Bihr in Dayton, OH. She was a long time member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church where she managed the school cafeteria. Harriet graduated from Parker High School and later organized her class reunions. Preceded in death...
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Richard E. Corron

September 24, 1937 - October 14, 2017


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Delmar Wallace Breuer

June 21, 1925 - October 13, 2017

BREUER, Delmar Wallace “DW”, of Centerville, formerly of Kettering, Ohio passed away on October 13, 2017 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ethelene (Paschal) Breuer; parents, Oscar B. Breuer and Ida Mae (Johnson) Breuer; his sisters, Treal Arthur and June Verdi; and brothers, Noel, Eugene, Charles Oscar,...
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Patsy Ann Broadstock

February 27, 1927 - October 12, 2017

BROADSTOCK, Patsy Ann, age 90, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Patsy was born on February 27, 1927 in New Madison, OH to James and Cecil (Ebberts) Creech. She worked for the Kettering school system in the cafeteria. Patsy enjoyed traveling and decorative crafting. She was a devoted mother of three who loved her family above all. Patsy was preceded in death...
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Danita Kooyman

September 4, 1966 - October 11, 2017

KOOYMAN, Danita Marie, 51, of Jamestown Ohio, passed away at Soin Medical Center on October 11, 2017 after a four year battle with cancer. Danita was born on September 4, 1966 to Dan Karpuk and Juanita Schuyler in Duluth, MN. She graduated from Hampton high school in Virginia Beach, VA. Danita retired as the Director of Marketing for Home Instead Senior Care in...
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Robert Eugene Millat

January 25, 1928 - October 7, 2017


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Almena Millicent Holley

September 2, 1916 - October 5, 2017

HOLLEY, Almena Millicent, age 101, of Dayton, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Almena was born in Jamaica on September 2, 1916 to Abraham and Alfreda Aitcheson. She received her Nursing degree in England and worked for the Presbyterian Hospital in New York for over 20 years. Almena was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters, and 6 brothers. She...
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Patrick Joseph Lawler

October 24, 1956 - October 4, 2017

LAWLER, Patrick Joseph, age 60, of Beavercreek, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Pat was born on October 24, 1956 in Dayton to Robert and Gertrude Lawler. He graduated from Carroll High School then went to receive his accounting degree from the University of Dayton. Patrick worked at Phillip’s Sand and Gravel for over 30 years. He was a member of...
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Gerald Briley

May 20, 1932 - October 2, 2017


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Edward John Cosentino, Jr.

January 14, 1935 - October 1, 2017


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Joseph Jose Fernandez

May 22, 2001 - September 22, 2017

FERNANDEZ, Joseph, age 16, of Miamisburg, passed away on September 22, 2017. Joseph was born on May 22, 2001 in Huntington, NY to Juan Jose Fernandez and Ana Lucrecia Ferguson. He was a junior at Centerville High School where he had just joined the wrestling team and began weight lifting. Joseph loved playing video games, hanging with his friends, riding his...
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Frederick Julius Pestian

September 20, 1927 - September 21, 2017

PESTIAN, Frederick, age 90, passed away on September 21, 2017. Frederick was born on September 20, 1927 to Frederick and Wilmina (Krapfel) Pestian in Steubenville, OH. He served proudly as a Sargent in the United States Marine Corp. Frederick retired from the University of Dayton as the Supervisor of the machine shop at the Research Institute. Frederick was a talented...
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Darrell F. Anderson

August 16, 1947 - September 19, 2017

ANDERSON, Darrell Frederick, age 70 of Kettering, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was born in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1947 to Charles Frederick “Fred” and Dorothy Anderson. His home was Ripley, Ohio. Growing up he loved being a Boy Scout and watching any kind of Western. St. Michaels Elementary School always held a special place in his...
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Joseph Franchina

February 9, 1932 - September 18, 2017


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Daniel Evan Sharp

September 14, 1981 - September 15, 2017

SHARP, Daniel Evan, age 36, of Centerville, passed away on September 15, 2017 in his home. Dan was born on September 14, 1981 in Kettering, OH. He graduated from Bellbrook High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University. Dan worked as an Electrical Engineer in the Civil Engineering Div. of the USAF Department of...
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Dorothy Preston

April 25, 1927 - September 15, 2017

PRESTON, Dorothy, age 90, of Kettering, passed away on September 15, 2017. Dorothy was born on April 25, 1927 in England and graduated High School in Warrington, England. She became a WWII bride in 1945, marrying Billy Preston, then moved from England to America to live as a US citizen. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3...
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Carol Jean Shipley

April 3, 1933 - September 14, 2017

SHIPLEY, Carol Jean, age 84, of Kettering, passed away peacefully September 14, 2017. Carol was born in Dayton and lived and worked in Dayton all her life. She was a 1951 graduate of Roosevelt High School. Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Glenn. She is survived by her loving sons, Glenn, Steve, and Jim and many special family members and...
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Maria A. Voce

January 6, 1923 - September 13, 2017

COLOSIMO-VOCE, Maria, 94, of Kettering, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born in Italy and became a Franciscan, 3rd order at age 16. She came to the USA in 1947 where she married Joseph Colosimo. She retired from Centerville Schools. She is survived by 7 children, Antonio Colosimo, Joe (Cathy) Colosimo, Margaret Simon, Catherine...
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Eleanor I. Humphries

April 29, 1917 - September 12, 2017

HUMPHRIES, Eleanor I., age 100, of Washington Township, OH passed away September 12, 2017 at home with her family. She was born April 29, 1917, in Erie Pennsylvania, the daughter of Julius and Rose Metz. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Herbert F. Humphries, as well as her parents, three brothers, and one great-granddaughter...
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Timothy Andrew Holiga

March 4, 1955 - September 9, 2017

HOLIGA, Timothy A. “Tim”, age 62, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle was called home September 9, 2017 while riding his motorcycle. Tim never met a stranger. He was born March 4, 1955 in Dayton, OH. A graduate of Fairmont East High School and Sinclair Community College, he lived an adventurous life. After...
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Dennie Raymond Simpson

March 9, 1935 - September 6, 2017


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Alex W. Androski

May 21, 1988 - September 4, 2017

ANDROSKI, Alex William, aged 28, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, passed away after a sudden illness on September 4th 2017. Alex graduated from Sycamore High School in 2006 and earned his degree in industrial design from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. After he died, one of his friends tweeted ‘I hope I can raise my daughter to have the same kind of character and...
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Harold M. Baker

July 16, 1936 - September 1, 2017

BAKER, Harold M., age 81, of Miami Twp., passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born on July 16, 1936 in Jackson County, KY to Stanley and Hattie Lee Baker. Harold enjoyed fishing, and retired from the Insulators Local Union 79 of Dayton. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and his great-granddaughter...
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James E. Christian

November 20, 1923 - August 29, 2017

Christian, James E., age 93, of Springboro, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at home with his family at his side. Jim was born on November 20, 1923 in Clovis N.M. to James and Cynthia Christian. Jim was a true Patriot. He served as a crew member in B-24’s during WW 11 and made numerous bombing runs in Germany. Later became a police officer in California....
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Marilyn J. Shoemaker

January 3, 1932 - August 29, 2017

SHOEMAKER, Marilyn Jane, age 85 of Kettering, passed away Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born on January 3, 1932, the daughter of Leland V. and Gladys (Marling) Norris. She was a 1950 graduate of Fairmont High School. She had been employed by NCR, Rike's, and was a Deputy Clerk for the Auto Title Dept. of Montgomery County, but her...
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Shirley Christian

June 12, 1926 - August 27, 2017

CHRISTIAN, Shirley Verne, age 91, of Springboro, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at home with her family at her side. Shirley was born on June 12, 1926 in Alexandria, VA to Herman and Hazel Packett. She was a member of Southbrook Christian Church and volunteered at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived...
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Sandra Jodine Wagner

September 2, 1949 - August 25, 2017

WAGNER, Sandra Jodine, age 67, of Dayton, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born on September 2, 1949. Sandy graduated from Trotwood Madison High School in 1967 and worked for the City of Dayton Police Department from 1975-2006. It is there where she found her calling in helping others. Sandra was always kind and generous, helping and giving to...
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Margaret Ann Messer

November 15, 1923 - August 21, 2017

MESSER, Margaret Victoria, "Marge" (Bezold), age 93, a resident of The Carlyle House in Kettering, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Born on November 15, 1923 in Newport, Kentucky, Marge attended parochial schools, graduating from the Academy of Notre Dame in Covington in 1940. While employed by the New York Central...
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Betty Kraft Kniess

January 22, 1921 - August 20, 2017

KNIESS, Betty Kraft, 96, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2017 at Bethany Village, Centerville. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Bill and is survived by son, Lee Allen. Also surviving her is nephew Joe and wife Celeste Kniess as well as grand-nephew, Matthew, and niece Barb (Kniess) and husband Dallas Mitchell. She is also survived by goddaughter&...
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Walter Frederick Von Gruenigen

October 10, 1928 - August 20, 2017

Von Gruenigen, Walter Frederick, “Fred”, age 88, of Kettering passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was a graduate of Corbin High School (Kentucky) and received his BA and MA from the University of Kentucky. He also completed post graduate work at the Cincinnati and Cleveland Institutes of Art. He was an accomplished painter, art coordinator and teacher...
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Erika Maria Christman

September 16, 1932 - August 17, 2017

CHRISTMAN, Erika Maria (Ziegler), age 85, resident of Dayton, OH, born in Kirchheim, Germany, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was a graduate of the Industrie and Handelskammer School of Wurzburg, Germany and worked as an administrative assistant for Tracy & Tracy Law in West Carrollton, OH for 50 years. Erika was a faithful parishioner...
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Valentina Lazar

September 1, 1969 - August 14, 2017

LAZAR, Valentina, age 47, passed away on August 14, in Washington Township, Ohio. In the small village of Suraia, on a crisp fall day, Sava and Elena Anghelache welcomed their first born. September 1st, 1969, was the perfect day to give birth to a beautiful, brown eyed daughter, Valentina. Her charming smile and usual good disposition have been birth...
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Marjorie Joan Tomashot

April 21, 1928 - August 13, 2017

TOMASHOT, Marjorie Joan, age 89, formerly of Bluewater Bay in Niceville FL, passed away at Kingston Nursing Home of Miamisburg OH on August 13, 2017. Marjorie was born in Dayton, OH to Clarence and Laura (Hamilton) Koogler on April 21, 1928. She was a graduate of Beavercreek High School. Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 60...
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Raymond Ray Olfky

October 12, 1946 - August 12, 2017

OLFKY, Raymond Edward, age 70, passed away on 12 August 2017. Ray was born October 12, 1946, to Anthony and Margaret Olfky in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Notre Dame High School, Trenton, NJ in 1964. He received his BA in Economics from Villanova University in 1968 and his MS in Management Science from University of Dayton on 1979. From 1968 until he retired...
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Paul Hezlett

March 19, 1933 - August 11, 2017

HEZLETT, Paul M. Sr, age 84, of Centerville, passed away at St. Leonard’s Health Care Center on August 11, 2017. Paul was born on March 19, 1933 in Boston, MA to Edward and Gertrude Hezlett. He most recently resided in St. Augustine, FL for 25 years. Prior to that he lived in Jacksonville, FL, Enfield, CN, and Woodridge, IL. He was...
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Lorraine H. Moody

September 16, 1926 - August 9, 2017

MOODY, Lorraine H., age 90, of Kettering, passed away on August 9, 2017 at home. Lorraine was born on September 16, 1926 in Hendrum, MN to Oliver and Helen Hagen. She graduated from Moorhead High School in Minnesota. Lorraine was a detailed home decorator and enjoyed spending time in her condos’ in Florida. She was also past President of the Ohio State Alumnee...
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Eleanor Josephine Davis

August 18, 1919 - August 7, 2017

ELEANOR J. Davis, age 97, passed away on August 7th, 2017. Eleanor Josephine was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 18, 1919. She was a lifetime member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church. She was also member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Eleanor worked at Frigidaire and the Rike-Kumbler Company. She was a graduate of Parker Co-Op High School (Patterson Co-Op). Eleanor...
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Margarita Q. Tuss

October 17, 1956 - August 7, 2017

TUSS, Margarita “Maggie” Quintana passed peacefully at home in the arms of her beloved husband, Jim Tuss, after a thirteen year battle with breast cancer. She was predeceased by her mother, Margarita Couceiro in 1984 and her beloved bunny, Nibbles in 2016. Born in Havana, Cuba on 17 October, 1956, her family emigrated to Madrid, Spain in 1969...
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Bruce Kline

August 23, 1944 - August 4, 2017

KLINE, Bruce Edward, 72, loving husband, father, grandfather and founder of Bruce E. Kline Psy.D. and Associates, died on August 4, 2017 at his home in Kettering, OH. Bruce was born August 23, 1944 in Woodstock, IL, to Bruce L. and Kneldrith Kline. He earned an A.A. degree at Central College of McPherson, KS and was married to Linda Wallis in...
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Dixie Wightman

July 31, 1947 - August 4, 2017


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Richard Dick Harris

May 20, 1945 - August 3, 2017


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Rickie Lee Mitchell

January 9, 1962 - August 3, 2017

MITCHELL, Rickie Lee “Rick”, age 55, of Dayton, formerly of Trotwood, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Rick was born on January 9, 1962 in Dayton to George and Betty Mitchell. He attended Trotwood-Madison High School and worked as the Facilities Manager for First Lutheran Church in Dayton for many years. Rick was preceded in death by his...
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Dorothy Jean Sickinger

March 9, 1930 - August 2, 2017

SICKINGER, Dorothy Jean, 87, of Washington Township, Ohio, formerly of Oakwood, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on August 2, 2017. Born March 9, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Margaret Ballew. An only child, she was raised on a farm in Prarie Hill, MO, a community so small that they changed the...
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Teddy Williamson

January 28, 1937 - July 31, 2017

WILLIAMSON, Teddy L., age 80 of Centerville, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. Teddy was born on January 28, 1937 to James and Etta (Holderman) Williamson in Englewood, OH. He served in the Navy’s 7th Pacific Fleet; had two tours of duty, and traveled to the Philippines, Luzon Island, Okinawa, South China Sea, and the Sea of Japan...
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Loretta Mary Whiston

December 9, 1936 - July 26, 2017

WHISTON, Loretta M., age 80, of Centerville, passed away on July 26, 2017. She was born on December 9, 1936 in Long Island, New York to Walter and Katherine (Valliere) Whiston. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bro. George Whiston, S.M.; and step-father, Edwin Wells. She was a Marianist Affiliate for many years. A Mass of Christian...
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Alice Elizabeth Mawdsley

May 6, 1931 - July 26, 2017

MAWDSLEY, Alice Elizabeth, age 86, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Alice was born on May 6, 1937 to Marty and Orba Bennett in Clarksville, OH. She worked as a secretary at W.P.A.F.B. until she met her husband, Robert L. Mawdsley. Alice worked for SICSA for over 30 years and volunteered countless hours at The Tenth Life. She was a member of Eastern Star and...
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Mary Dietz

February 16, 1924 - July 26, 2017

DIETZ, Mary (Stamaty), formerly Mary Burns, age 93 of Kettering, died Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Survived by daughter and caregiver Janice; sister Melachrine “Mel” Murphy (Loren - “Pete”) of Florida; grandsons Scott Diebert, Jeff and Jason Parker; beloved nieces and nephew; grandchildren and many friends. Preceded in death by...
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Richard John Ernst

October 8, 1934 - July 25, 2017

ERNST, Richard (Dick) John (1934 - 2017) died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 after battling a short illness while at Hospice of Dayton. He is survived by his children Jeffrey (Maryellen), Lisa, and Leslie Alford (Robert), and grandson Joseph. Richard was preceded in death by his former wife Susan Ann (nee Carty), brother Robert Ernst, and loving partner Jeannie...
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William Voss Irwin

July 6, 1942 - July 25, 2017

IRWIN, William v. “Bill”, 75, of Bellbrook, passed away on July 25, 2017. He was born July 6, 1942 in Davenport, Iowa. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. No words can express how much Bill will be missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses, and caregivers at...
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Joy Faye Back

November 12, 1932 - July 22, 2017

BACK, Joy Faye (Haley), age 84, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 22, 2017 from the complications of Cancer at Kettering Hospital. Joy was born on November 12, 1932 to Ted and Fannie Haley in Pathfork, KY. They soon relocated and she grew up in Rose Hill VA, in a Loving Christian home located near Cumberland Gap TN. As a young woman she came to Dayton,...
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Jeff Sloneker

July 4, 1959 - July 22, 2017

SLONEKER, Jeffery Michael, age 58, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Jeff was born on July 4, 1959 to Roy and Carolyn (Kautz) Sloneker in Hamilton, OH. He graduated from Edgewood high school in Trenton, OH. Jeff attended Miami University (Oxford). Jeff was a partner at BDS Packaging Inc. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Christina (Manzo);...
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Dorothy Cornish

October 4, 1928 - July 22, 2017

CORNISH, Dorothy P., 88, of Beavercreek, OH, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Dorothy was one of twelve children born in Starkville, Ontario Canada to the late Victor and Leona Farrow. As a young woman, she was a skilled bookkeeper and excelled in retail sales. She was an exceptional homemaker and...
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Agnes Wheeler

March 4, 1943 - July 20, 2017

Wheeler, Agnes Therese, age 74, passed away peacefully in the company of family on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Agnes was born March 4, 1943 to Michael and Lucille Hempfling. She grew up on her family farm in Delphos, OH and graduated from Saint John’s High School. She earned her degree in nursing from St. Rita’s Hospital Lima, completed her bachelor...
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Louise Howard

June 16, 1932 - July 18, 2017

HOWARD, Louise M., age 85, of Centerville, OH (currently Denver, CO), passed away Tuesday July 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Howard and parents, Conrad and Sophia Doty. She is survived by one brother, Conrad (Karen) Doty of Groveland, CA; two daughters, Barbara (Dave) Zanini of Denver, CO, Kathy (Marty)...
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Jean Marilyn Hunsaker

February 5, 1926 - July 18, 2017

HUNSAKER, Jean Marilyn, age 91 of Kettering, Ohio died on July 18. She was a native to Madison, WI where she attended the University of Wisconsin. She was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, a member of Progressive Mothers Club and a Volunteer at Miami Valley Hospital for 20 years. Jean was a Girl Scout leader in Ironton, Ohio where she and her husband Kay resided for ten...
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Beverly Ann Schill

June 16, 1939 - July 17, 2017

SCHILL, Beverly Ann “Bev”, age 78, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Bev graduated from Bowling Green University with Honors in 1961 with a degree in education and worked at Good Samaritan Hospital for over 25 years and also at Life Stages. She was a volunteer at the Dayton Dog Training Club and was a judge for numerous...
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Sanjeev Kumar Goel

February 10, 1956 - July 14, 2017

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Goel, 61, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at his home. A celebration of life service will be held from 12:00-3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 18 at Cox Arboretum, 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449. Sanjeev was born on Feb 10th, 1956 in Meerut, UP, India to Kamlesh and Parmanand Goel. He had two brothers&...
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Joanne Elizabeth Colberg

June 16, 1934 - July 12, 2017

COLBERG, Joanne E., age 83, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Joanne was born on June 16, 1934 to the late Joseph & Agnes (Tryon) Yohn. She worked at Miami Valley Hospital as a Medical Technologist for 10 years, and helped start the Cytology Lab there. Joanne retired from Pathology Associates after 20 years as a Cytotechnologist. She was a member of the Red Hat...
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Owen Ray Kilburn

November 17, 1929 - July 10, 2017

KILBURN, Owen Ray, age 87, of Riverside, OH, passed away on July 10, 2017. Owen was born on November 17, 1929 in Booneville, KY to Dudley & Daisy (Bowman) Kilburn. He served in the US Army during the Korean War in the 3rd Infantry Div. Owen worked 26 years for Sherwin-Williams and retired after 14 years of service at General Motors Truck & Bus. He attended...
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Kit Johnston Davidson

October 30, 1940 - July 8, 2017

DAVIDSON, Kit J., age 76, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Kit was born on October 30, 1940 in Cincinnati, OH to John and Lucile (McLaughlin) Johnston. She graduated Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Psychology and earned her R.N. from Kettering College of Medical Arts. She worked for Kettering Hospital for over 10 years. Preceded in...
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