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Clinton County Obituaries

BEEKMAN

Bessie M. (ZURFACE) BEEKMAN, Bessie M. Beekman, age 89, died Thursday April 3, 1986 in Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, Ohio. She was born September 10, 1896 in Clinton Co., Ohio, the daughter of John W. and Myrtie Driscoll Zurface. Her husband Ray Beekman died July 3, 1968. She is survived by a son, Delbert Beekman, a daughter, Jean Curtin, a brother, Robert Zurface, and three sisters, Audra Orr, Hazel Deller, and Margie Zurface. Rev. Thomas Hermiz officiating the burial in the Washington Cemetery (Washington Court House, Ohio).

Submitted By Don Watts - Extracted from Record Herald, WCH, Ohio - Thursday April 3, 1986.

BORIS

Myrtle Ann BORIS, 84, of Wilmington, died 11:37 a.m. Monday (January 21, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank BORIS.

Mrs. Boris was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Kentucky, daughter of the late R.L. and Ella Hall Holbrooks. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Assembly of God in Wilmington.

She is survived by a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar Holbrooks and Noah Hall, and two sisters, Berta Little and Julie Martin.

Funeral services were held at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Wilmington, the Rev. Bracht officiating, with burial in New Maple Grove Cemetery, Port William. Extracted from Wilington News-Journal

BROWN

Alva BROWN Is Claimed By Death - Funeral to be Conducted Sunday afternoon. Alva Brown, 56 died of complications at his home in the West Chapel neighborhood, Friday, April 7, 1939 at 12:30 a.m. after a year's illness.

He was born in Brown County, Ohio on July 20, 1882, and had resided on the John West farm for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Blanchester Church of Christ.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rose Brown; three sons, Harley of Chicago, Alva Jr. of Washington C. H. and Thomas at home; three daughters, Mrs. Harry (Sadie) Williams, of Blanchester, Mrs. Oral (Goldie) Seitz, of New Vienna and Miss Illene at home; two brothers, Wilbur of New Vienna and Melvin, of Cincinnati; toe sisters, Mrs. Ed West, of Hamilton and Mrs. Ella Vassler, of Cincinnati and one granddaughter.

Funeral Services will be conducted by Rev. F. H. Smith at the Wright Funeral Home, New Vienna, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The body will be taken to the late residence Saturday noon where friends may call until Sunday noon when it will be returned to the funeral home. Interment will be in the West Chapel Cemetery. Submitted by Karen Belcher - Unknown Newspaper on April 1939.

Wilbur BROWN, Funeral Services for Wilbur Brown, 73, former resident of Wilmington, who died March 24 at 2.p.m. at Shiltz Rest Home, Blanchester will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the K. K. Davis Funeral Home, Lynchburg. He had been ailing with heart trouble for the past four years.

He is the son of Richard and Lois Brown, he was born June 27, 1880, and was engaged in farming as long as his health permitted. Three daughters and two sons survive: Mrs. Thelma Shultz of Dayton, Mrs.Inez Williams of Wilmington, Mrs. Madge Rogers of Sabina; Russell Brown of Xenia and Jasper Brown of Jamestown.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. Burial will be in the Lynchburg cemetery.

Submitted By Karen Belcher - Extracted from Unknown Newspaper - March 27, 1954.

BURTON

Marian Sewell BURTON, 96, of Wilmington, died 10:50 p.m. Monday (January 21, 2002) at Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bill Burton, who died Sept. 2, 1982. They were married July 2, 1924.

Mrs. Burton was born July 2, 1905, in Clarksville, daughter of the late Russell and Lulu Darrow Sewell. She was a homemaker. She graduated from Clarksville High School.

She is survived by two sons; two daughters; a sister; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth James Burton; three brothers, Clinton Sewell, Ivan Sewell and Clarence Sewell; a sister, Dorothy Cook; and a granddaughter.

Graveside services were held at the Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery, the Rev. Dunn officiating. Extracted from Wilington News-Journal