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r ' f T T Y T T tTf I The Cincinnati Enquirer Thursday, August 3, 1995 B7 METROOBITUARIES Charles Sheridan met challenges Pleasant Ridge man started 3 businesses BY JUDY ASHTON The Cincinnati Enquirer Businessman Charles Joseph "Chuck" Sheridan relished the challenge of starting a company and seeing it succeed. Mr. Sheridan rose to the occasion three times as owner of Sheridan Associates, Sheridan Sales Co. and Performance Management Inc. "He was a business genius," said daughter Tracy Sheridan of Pleasant Ridge. "He had a streak, a real good eye for business management, and was able to capitalize on business trends." Mr. Sheridan, a pioneer in the electronics field, died of liver cancer July 23 at his Pleasant Ridge Home. He was 73. In 1955, he began Sheridan Associates in Reading, an electronics manufacturer representative. He later added Sheridan Sales Co., an electronic components distributorship. OBITUARIES 'MA Mr. Sheridan turned his hobby of investing into a profession in 1978. He sold his electronics businesses and became a stock portfolio manager. In 1982, he became a regis- Sheridan tered invest ment adviser with the Security and Exchange Commission and began Performance Management Inc. downtown. His business knowledge was sought by others. He was asked to serve on the board of directors of Interactive Information Systems (now Avalon Software Inc.) and Random Corp. "He loved to share his expertise with those around him," his daughter said. Mr. Sheridan was a member of the Electronic Representatives As sociation and served as its vice president, president and chairman. He graduated in 1943 from the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering. Mr. Sheridan served as a second lieutenant in the Army during World War II. He also enjoyed travel and photography. He served as a corporate advisory member and was named Distinguished Alumnus of the college in 1983. His wife, Jayn Elizabeth Kassner Sheridan, died in 1994. Survivors include: another daughter, Terry Sheridan of Clifton; two sons, Jay Sheridan and Kim Sheridan, both of Tucson, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, 6312 Kennedy Ave. Memorials can be made to the University of Cincinnati, co Mr. John Gall, 2150 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati 45206; or the Hospice of Cincinnati, 2710 Reading Road, Cincinnati 45206. Qj Death Notices Death Notices Death Notices ARNOLD Elmer A. "Ben", beloved husband of Rita Arnold (nee Loeb-ker), devoted father of Doris Findtey, loving grandfather of Casey, Erin and John Flndley, father-in-law of Stephen Fin-dley. Tuesday, August 1, 1995, age 72 years. Longtime employee of the City of Cincinnati, also lifetime member of the Catholic Order of Forster 4962, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Amvets and Veteran of Foreign Wars. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 10 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Visitation Friday evening from 6-8 P.M. at the Dalbert & Woodruff Funeral Home, 2880 Boudlnot Ave, at Queen City. Bribery plea bargaining fails Officer's lawyers to try again today BY KRISTEN DELGUZZI The Cincinnati Enquirer Despite six hours of behind-the-scenes negotiations Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys were unable to strike a deal for one of two Cincinnati police officers fired in February amid allegations of attempted bribery. Defense lawyers Mark Mezibov, Louis Sirkin and Ted Wills spent hours trying to negotiate a plea with Jerome Kunkel and William Breyer, assistant county prosecutors, in the chambers of Judge Ralph Winkler. After each session in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court chambers, the defense team would emerge and consult with client Claudia Vercellotti. "We're exploring our options," Mezibov said. Vercellotti is charged with two counts of dereliction of duty, two counts of obstructing justice and one count of perjury. Winkler sent both parties home at 3 p.m., with instructions to keep negotiating. They will return this morning. "We likely will have a fairly good idea (today) of where this case is going," Mezibov said. Vercellotti and her former partner, Andre Eddings, are accused of concealing an attempted bribe offer from a West End bar manager, who allegedly wanted the pair to reduce police charges against former Bengals running back Derrick Fenner. Eddings' trial on similar charges ended in a mistrial last month, when jurors were unable to agree on a verdict. Mezibov said it is too early to speculate on whether Vercellotti would testify against Eddings, who is scheduled to stand trial again in October. If her case is not resolved with a plea, Vercellotti's attorneys will be back in court Aug. 16 to argue motions in the case and to prepare for a trial that probably would be long, costly and grueling, Mezibov said. Meanwhile, the internal investigation section of the Cincinnati Police Division has ordered a transcript of the testimony Lt. Clarence Williams gave at Eddings' trial. Investigators said they are looking to see whether Williams' testimony conflicts with statements he gave police earlier. Williams faces administrative charges that he failed to notify his supervisor promptly of the alleged bribe attempt following a conversation with Eddings. Gardens within city yield pride Three cited for fostering community spirit The Cincinnati Enquirer It was an empty plot of overgrown weeds until a group of 20 seniors tilled soil and sowed seeds. Now, the plot on the corner of Columbia Parkway and Delta Avenue in Columbia Tusculum is hailed as one of three gardens that best exemplify what can happen when a community works together. On Wednesday, a group of 80 visited all three gardens the Pendleton Children's Garden, the Columbia Parkway YMCA Senior's Garden, and the West End (Sands Montessori) garden during the 12th annual Neighborhood Gardens Trolley Tour. The tour was led by O'Bryonville philanthropist Frederick Hauck. The program of the Civic Garden Center helps residents of city neighborhoods build, cultivate and harvest food gardens. "It's a combination of beauty and of seeing a wasted resource put to productive use," said Ben Long, Civic Garden Center program director. Collectively, Cincinnati has 30 neighborhood gardens. Gardeners expect to harvest about $73,000 in produce, Long said. i More fascinating than the gardens, Long said, are the people who cultivate them. Joe Thomas, a part-time YMCA custodian, tends to a small portion of the senior's garden on Columbia Parkway. It is his first garden, and he's excited about the cantaloupe, okra and bell peppers. "I find myself coming out here every day, and walking through the garden and looking at things," said Thomas, 67, of Winton Terrace. "I can hardly wait for next season." Convicted driver to get new trial Lesser charge should have been option for jury, judges say BY KRISTEN DELGUZZI The Cincinnati Enquirer The Ohio First District Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a Westwood man convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide in October. Clarence Beasley, 29, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide for the June 23, 1994, death of 70-year-old Mack Germany of Forest Park. Germany, his son and grandson were stand ing in the emergency lane on Interstate 275, tending to car problems, when Beasley ran into them with a dump truck. Beasley was sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison by Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel. Appellate judges Robert Gorman, J. Howard Sundermann and Mark Painter said jurors should have been allowed to consider a lesser charge of vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor that means Beasley negligently caused Germany's death. The felony charge Beasley was convicted of means he recklessly caused Germany's death, which isn't necessarily true, Sundermann wrote in the decision. "He applied his brakes before striking Germany," the decision states. "He stopped his vehicle and returned to the scene of the accident. . . . The jury reasonably could have determined from the circumstances of the accident that (Beasley) acted not with heedless indifference to the consequences ... but rather with a substantial lapse from due care." Prosecutors said they will appeal the decision to the Ohio Supreme Court. BLANKENSHIP Charles (Kevin), beloved son of Jerry and Marilyn Blankenship, dear brother of Wray (Toshlhl-ro) Hemml and Kathleen Blankenship, dear father of Kevin Keeton, also leaves many aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral service from the Spaeth Sons, Schaefer and Busby Funeral Home, 1320 Chase Ave., Northside, Friday, August 4, at 2 P.M. Visitation from 12:30 until the time of service. Burial at Vine Street Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kevin Blankenship Account, 4838-50400, Star Bank, 3424 Edwards Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45208. CAVANAUGH Ann A. (nee Armstrong), beloved wife of James E. Cavan-augh, devoted sister-in-law of Mary Clark and Jual Naber, also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Suddenly Tuesday, August 1, 1995, age 80 years. Friends may caH at the Mlller-Slmmlnger Funeral Home, 3330 Parkcrest La, (between Schwartze and Glenway Aves.), Western Hills, Friday 641 P.M. Cheviot Fireman's Association Goldenalres will hold services at 7:30 P.M. Funeral services Saturday at 10 A.M. If desired, memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Miami Valley or to the donor's favor-Ite charity. CHAPPELEAR C. Richard, age 67. Of 390 Grand Ave., Cincinnati. August 1, 1995. Was an architect for Inspection Bureau, Inc. of Cincinnati, retired Mvch, 1994. Graduate Miami University in architecture and extended study at Cornell University. Survived by his wife Betty I. Chappelear, several nieces, nephew, great-nieces and brothers and sisters-in-law. Funeral services 2 P.M. Saturday, at the Spring Grove Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, with visitation 1-2 P.M. Saturday. Webb-Noonan Funeral Home, Hamil-ton. GEYER Georgia M. (nee Stapleton), 68, Tuesday, August 1, 1995 at her home, born October 21, 1926 In Greenup County, KY, daughter of the late John and Birdie Young Stapleton, surviving is her husband Wlllard Geyer, son, James W. Geyer of Cincinnati, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, preceded in death by daughter, Faye Caudill. Funeral services Friday, 12 Noon at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, KY. Burial Kirby Flats Cemetery, Ashland. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 6-9 P.M. GULLETT Thurman H., husband of Lillian (Mcintosh) GuNett, father of Danny and Jan GuHett, brother of Nannie West, Madeline Kem-piln, and Orear Gullett, also survived by three grandchildren. Residence Bethel, OH, age 78 years, August 1, 1995. Visitation 641 P.M., Thursday, Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home, Bethel. Funeral service 10:30 A.M., Friday. Memorials Bethel Tate Life Squad. HEUERMAN Carl E., beloved husband of Anna M. Heuerman (nee Megel), loving father of Betty Bien, Rita Hudepohl, Jean Saccente, Clare Qulgley, Mary Theurer, Jerry and Bob Heuerman, grandfather of 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, dear brother of Helen Brueneman. Tuesday, August 1, 1995. Friends may call at the Vltt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home, 3425 Harrison Ave., Friday 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Mass at 1 P.M. at St. Martin of Tours Church. JACKSON Hannah, loving sister of Cassle Collins of Wilmington, DE and Gussie Borders of Detroit, Ml, dear cousin of Lula Evans of Cincinnati and devoted friend of Alberta Jones of Cincinnati, also survived by several nieces. July 31, 1995. Memorial services wiN be held on Thursday, August 3rd at 7 P.M. In the Nicholls Funeral Home, 1712 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, OH. MARTIN Helen (nee Herking), beloved wife of the late James L. Martin, dear mother of James (Helen) Martin, William (Joyce) Martin, Judy (Vernon) Bachman, Mary Jo Martin and the late Ann Martin, grandmother of ten, great-grandmother of five. Monday, July 31, 1995, age 85 years. Friends may call at Rebold Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Avenue, Thursday 6-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial St. Martin of Tours Church Friday at 10 A.M. Burial Bridgetown Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Martin Adopt-A-Student Fund or the MARCI Fund. Funerals For more complete information and address of the funeral director refer to the individual death notice below. NAME TIME DATE FUNERAL HOME ARNOLD, Elmer A. BLANKENSHIP Cdos. (Kevin) 10:00A.M. Aug. 05 Dolbert & Woodruff 2:00 P.M. Aug. 04 Spoeth Sons, Schaefer & Busby . COLEMAN Bennie Lee, WWII and Korean Veteran US Navy. Beloved husband of Sylvia J. Coleman (nee Ragland) devoted father of Michael, Jeri, Monica, Marsha and Gail, loving grandfather of 12, great-grandfather ot tour, also survived by three nieces and two nephews and a host of friends who loved him. Wednesday, August 2, 1995, age 67 years. Arrangements by Hall-Jordan Funeral Home. Memorials if desired, American Cancer Society. Private Services, DASSINGER Joseph C, beloved husband of Bonnie A. Dasslnger (nee Parke), dear father of Joan C (Dale) Brandt, brother of Mary Ogan of Bismarck, ND and Carl J. Dasslnger of Wo-reen, MT, grandfather of Julie A. (Brian) Schleicher and Je-anetta M. Brandt, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Monday, July 31, 1995, age 82 years. Funeral from the Gump-Holt Funeral Home, 3440 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, Friday, August 4 at 11 A.M. Friends may cal from 9 A.M. until time of service. If so desired memorials may be made to West-wood-Cheviot Church of Christ, 3420 Glenmore Ave., 45211 or charity of choice. Member of V.F.W. and D.A.V. DeARM AND Lawrence, beloved husband of Clara B. DeArmand (nee Trox-I), devoted father of Gall Alexander and Larry DeArmand, dear grandfather of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, devoted brother of Florence Rice. Tuesday, August 1, 1995. Residence Love-land. Friends may call from 10-10:30 A.M., Friday at the Strawser Funeral Home, 9503 Kenwood Rd., Blue Ash. Serv-ices 10:30 A.M., Friday. JORDAN Jack L beloved husband of Wanda Jordan (nee Strickland), devoted father of Rebec ca Lynn and Kathryn Louise, grandfather of Christopher and Stephanie, son of Emelyne and the late Harold Jordan, brother of Patricia Alford and Marilyn Dryer. August 2, 1995. Age 58 years. Formerly of Bethel, OH. Friends may call at T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington, Friday, August 4, from 5-8 P.M. Memorials to American Cancer Society. KILMER Arthur A., beloved husband of the late Mildred Kilmer (nee Schleyer), loving father of Arthur C. and Kenneth Kilmer, Millie Hickman, Jean Livingston and Marlene Harris, dear grandfather of seven, greatgrandfather of 11. August 1, 1995, age 83, resident of Highland Heights, formerly of BeHe-vue. Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M., Saturday, August 5, 1995 at Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue. Visitation Friday from 5-8 P.M. at the A.C Dobbling Funeral Home In Bellevue. Memorials are suggested tn the form of Masses or to Father Ralph W. Belting. KIMBELL Auleta M. (nee Brown), devoted wife of the late Edward J. Kimbell, beloved mother of Mrs. Wesley C. (Jean) Dicken, dear grandmother of Kimbell Botto, Auleta Schurr, Maryet-len Dicken and Kristin Laskey and seven great-grandchildren, dear sister of Eldon and J. Wesley Brown. Wednesday, August 2, 1995, age 86 years, former resident of San Diego, CA. Memorial service Saturday, August 5, 12 Noon at the Muehlenkamp-Erschell Ft. Thomas Funeral Home, 427 S. Ft. Thomas Ave. Visitation 11 A.M. Saturday until Noon. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 340 W. 10th St., Newport, KY 41071. MUSIC Lela R. (nee Absher), beloved wife of the late Luther Music dear mother of Diranda Kay Calfee, grandmother of Timothy Wayne DeNlse, preceded In death by two grandchildren, great-grandmother of Brandon Wayne DeNlse, sister of Geneva Tedder and the late Lorene Hatfield and Artie and Ruth Absher. Wednesday, August 2, 1995, age 76 years, residence Carthage. Friends may caH at the Covenant Apostolic Church, 7630 View Place Dr., Finney-town, Friday from 6-8 P.M. Funeral service Saturday, 10 A.M. at the church. PASTOR Idah "Heidi" on August 2, 1995, beloved mother of Judith Alten-berg and Brandyn Betzler of San Diego, CA, dear grandmother of Kimberly and Dan Toole, Lisa and Wayne Hampton, Jodl and Brad Chaney, Jessica and Melissa Feldman, great-grandmother of Amanda and Alexandra Toole and Dean Hampton, dear friend of the Longbons. Services Weil Funeral Home, 3901 Reading Rd., Friday, August 4 at 11:30 A.M. Memorial contributions to charity of one's choice would be appreciated. REILLY Bernice M. (nee Maher), wife of the late Thomas J. ReiHy, devoted mother of Thomas J. Reilly and the late Roberta J. Berllng, sister of Ethel Schwerl-Ing and Eugene Maher, also survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. August 2, 1995. Residence Madi-sonville. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Hyde Park, on Saturday, August 5, at 9 A.M. Friends may call at T. P. White 8, Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington, on Friday, 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. CAVANAUGH, Ann A. 10:00A.M. Aug. 05 Miller-Simminger CHAPPELEAR, C. Richard 2:00 P.M. Aug. 05 Webb Noonan (Hamilton! COLEMAN, Bennie Hall-Jordan DASSINGER, Joseph C. 11:00 A.M. Aug. 04 Gump-Holt DEGENER, Jack Grant 7:30 P.M. Aug. 04 Tufts Schildmeyer DeARMAND, Lawrence 10:30 A.M. Aug. 04 Strawser fELDMAN, Gatewood S. 1 1:00 A.M. Aug. 04 Schmidt-Dhonou GEYER, Georgia M. 1 2:00 Noon Aug. 04 Lazear (Ashland, KY) GULLETT, Thurman H. 10:30A.M. Aug. 04 Kennedy-Stevens HEUERMAN, Carl E. 1:00 P.M. Aug. 04 Vitt, Stermer & Anderson JACKSON, Hannah 7:00 P.M. Aug. 03 Nicholls JORDAN, Jack I. Aug. 04 T. P. White & Sons KILMER, Arthur A. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 05 Dobbling (Bellevue) KIMBELL, Auleta M. 1 2:00 Noon Aug. 05 Muehlenkamp-Erschell LANDERS, William Dole Jr. 8:00 P.M. Aug. 03 Horry Meyer & Geiser MAHSLING, Rita Catherine 9:30 A.M. Aug. 03 Schmidt-Dhonou MARTIN, Helen 10:00A.M. Aug. 04 Rebold MUSIC, Lela R. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 05 Hodapp (Carthage) PASTOR, Idah 1 1:30 A.M. Aug. 04 Weil REILLY, Bernice M. RUEBEL, MaryE. 9:00 A.M. Aug. 05 T. P. White & Sons 10:00 A.M. Aug. 04 Bolton 4 Lunsford SCHEHR, Lucille R. 9:30 A.M. Aug. 05 Schmidt-Dhonou (Read ing! SCHROER, David R. 2:00 P.M. Aug. 05 Hodapp (West Chester) SCOTT, Holly Ann 2:30P.M. Aug. 04 Schmidt-Dhonou (Gravesidel WESTERflELD, Peggy J. 1 1 :00 A.M. Aug. 05 Dolbert & Woodruff WILLIAMS, Oral 0, Sr. 10:30 A.M. Aug. 05 Seifert-Hordig 4 Broter ZIMMERMAN, Lester B. Imwolle Memorial ZIMMERMAN, Marguerite DEGENER Jack Grant of Stonellck Township, beloved husband of Sue Degener (nee Crooks), loving father of Kerry Degener and Carolyn Jancsics, devoted grandfather of Mathew Jancsics, Nathan Jancsics, Jennifer Jancsics, Sabrina Degener, Drew Degener and Griffin Degener. Suddenly July 31, 1995, age 63. Friends will be received at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Dr., Loveland Friday 6-7:30 P.M. where a memorial service will be held Friday, August 4th at 7:30 P.M. LANDERS William Dale, Jr., beloved husband of Freda Lloyd Landers, loving son of Rosemary Mattox Florence, dear brother of Michelle Landers and Jerry Florence, grandson of James Mattox and Rose Richie. Tuesday, August 1, 1995, age 27. Visitation Thursday, from 4 P.M. until time of prayers at 8 P.M. at the Harry Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home, 4989 Glenway Ave., opposite the Covedaie Cinema. Burial private. FELDMAN Gatewood S. (nee Wilder), beloved wife of the late Elmer Feldman, dear mother of Sharon Brown and Elwood Feldman, dear grandmother of Donna and Thomas Feldman and Karen Brown. Wednesday, August 2, 1995, age 84. Funeral service Friday, August 4 at 11 A.M. at the Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Rd, Sharonvllle. Visitation Friday from 10 A.M. until time of service. MAHSLING Rita Catherine, beloved daughter of the late Ben and Anna (nee Hangbers) Mahsling, dear sister of Helen, Leo Mahsling and the late Sr. Mary Gertrude, O.P., Mary Agnes and George Mahsling, dear sister-in-law of Teresa Graf Mahsling, devoted aunt of seven nieces and their families. Monday, July 31, 1995, age 60, resident of Reading. Mass of Christian Burial win be Thursday, August 3, 9:30 A.M. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Reading. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 P.M. at the Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Rd, Reading. RUEBEL Mary E. (nee Lawson), beloved wife of the late Nicholas P. Ruebel, devoted mother of Ann Ruebel, Jean Carol and fE DMUl NCuCeS Phillip Maddin, and Doris Lee (Doady) and Robert Hutson, loving grandmother of Ronald Nicholas, Donald Scott, Thomas Gene and Cathy Miller, Nicholas Philip Ruebel II adn Cyndl Ruebel, Kelly Rae and Mark Frey, Trad Ann and Mike Ber-necker, Kenneth John Nieder-baumer, Kimberly Jean Nieder-baumer, Nicole Lee Maddin, and 12 great-grandchildren, dew sister of George Lawson and the late John, Herbert, Robert and Tom Lawson, Betty Chamberlin, Annie Rosenbaum and Ellen Mae Lawson. August 1, 1995, age 85. Visitation Thursday 6-8 P.M. at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home, 3042 Harrison Ave., Westwood, where funeral services will be held Friday, 10 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke United Church of Christ or the American Diabetes Association. SCHEHR Lucille R. (nee Rayls), beloved wife of James B. Schehr, dear mother of Molly Knight, also survived by many relatives and friends. Wednesday, August 2, 1995, age 83. Funeral service at Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Rd, Reading, Saturday, August 5, at 9:30 A.M. Visitation Friday, from 5-7 P.M. Memorial donations may be made to the City Gospel Mission, 1419 Elm St., On, OH, or to Neediest Kids of All. SCHROER David R., beloved husband of Cathy Pfeiffer Schroer, dear son of Robert C. and C. Jean Schroer, dear brother of Klarl (Jack) Heimkrelter and Ken-dra (Dean Liggett) Schroer. Sunday, July 30, 1995, in Minneapolis, MN, age 35. A resident of Liberty Twsp. Friends may call at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 88)5 Cincinnati Columbus Rd., (Rte 42), West Chester, Saturday, from 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2 P.M. Memorials may be made to Life Source (an organ donation organization), 3433 Broadway St., NE, Suite 260, Minneapolis, MN, 55413. SCOTT Holly Ann, dearly beloved daughter of Ladena Wesley Scott and John Scott, beloved twin sister of Heather Lee and sister of Jonathan David Scott, dear granddaughter of Bobby and Margaret Wesley, Richard and Sandra Bettag and Marcel-la and Dr. Ronald Scott, also several great-grandparents and great-great-grandmother and several aunts and uncles. Wednesday, August 2, 1995, age 6. Visitation at the Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Rd., SharonvlNe, Friday, August 4, from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M Graveside funeral service immediately following at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Evendale, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Miami Valley. 1:00 PM. Aug 04 Paul R.Young ZIX, Edward J. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 04 Imwolle Memorial WESTERFIELD Peggy J. (nee Holt), beloved mother of Kim Moore, Tonya Snider, Deanna Smith and the late Vicki Westerfield, loving grandmother of Erik McHenry, Peggy, Michael and Crystal Snider and Matthew Smith, great-grandmother of four greatgrandchildren, dear daughter of Charlie Holt and Bertie Hau-gen, sister of Vic Holt and Janie Roberts, both of Cincinnati and six half-brothers and sisters, aH of California, mother-in-law of Howard Moore and the late James Burkhart. Suddenly, August 1, 1995. Funeral service Saturday, 11 A.M. at the Dalbert & Woodruff Funeral Home, 2880 Boudlnot Ave. at Queen City. Visitation Friday, 6 to 9 P.M. WILLIAMS Oral O., Sr., beloved husband of the late Goldie Williams, dear father and father-in-law of Oral O., Jr. and Gloria Williams and Edgar and Jane Williams, loving grandfather of Oral O. and Sandra Williams, III, James and Dianne Williams, Edgar Williams, Jr. and Thomas and Jennifer Williams, loving greatgrandfather of Rachel Williams and Michelle Williams. Wednesday, August 2, 1995. Residence Sayler Park, age 88. Friends may call In the Selfert-Hardig & Brater Funeral Home, Monitor at Parkland Ave., Sayler Park, Saturday, August 5, from 8:30 A.M. to time of funeral service at 10:30 A.M. Interment Arllng-ton Memorial Gardens. ZIMMERMAN Lester B beloved husband of the late M. Wilda Wallower Zimmerman, devoted father of Mary Alexander, John Zimmerman and the late Grace Engelhardt, dear grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Monday, July 31, 1995, age 97. Friends may call at the Imwalle Memorial, 4811 Vine St., St. Bernard, Friday, from 6-8 P.M. and Saturday at Roselawn Lutheran Church, 1608 Summit Rd, Rose-lawn, from 9 A.M. until funeral services at 10 A.M. If desired, memorials may be made to Roselawn Lutheran Church. EE Death notices ZIMMERMAN Marguerite Alma (nee Schoen), beloved wife of the late Reuben L Zimmerman, devoted mother of Gary K. (Sandra K.) Zimmerman, dear grandmother of Elizabeth Anna 1 and Alexandria Lyn, sister of William Schoen. Wednesday, August 2, 1995, residence Twin Towers. Graveside service New Burlington Cemetery, 1700 Sprlngdale Rd, Friday, 1 PJW Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy In charge of arrangements. ZIX Edward J., beloved husband of Rosemary Zix (nee Rittmeier), loving father and father-in-law of Bonnie and Jack Gardner, Tim and Linda BoDmer, Ed and Gloria (Reynolds) Zix, Greg and Kathy (Kemen) Zix, Jerry Balsly and the late Kathleen Balsly and Angela Zix, grandfather of 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Retiree of Schoenling Brewery. Tuesday, August 1, 1995. Age 76. Friends may caH at the Imwalle Memorial, 4811 Vine St St. Bernard, Thursday, from 6 to 8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial, St. clement Church, Friday, at 10 A.M. Memorials may be made to the St. dement Church Improvement Fund. EWorld War I Vet World War II Vet Korean Veteran Vietnam Veteran Armed Forces Persian Gulf E Funeral : Homes J.J. GILLIGAN & SON 2926Woodburn Ml-4011 ELDEN A. GOOD 2620 ERIE AVE. 871-3433 W.Mck Johnson & Anderson FUNERAL HOMES Muehlenkamp-Erschell MlddendoH-Bullock Funeral Homes NURRE BROS. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 241-6929 THOMAS O FUNERAL HOMES MAOSONVLLE md KENWOOD HES IHCI tnr.KiAND NORWOOD 821-0062 SPRINQDALE 1 Win, GOOD & KELSCH OAKLEY SQ. 531-0105 Teachers throw support to tax repeal County won't shift revenue to schools BY ANNE MICHAUD The Cincinnati Enquirer The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers will throw its support behind a petition drive to repeal the penny-on-a-dollar sales tax increase, federation President Tom Mooney said Wednesday. County commissioners formally rejected Mooney's plea Wednesday to shift some of the sales tax money to schools. "We tried to throw them a life raft, but they prefer to go down with the ship," Mooney said, predicting the tax's demise. "It has not a prayer of surviving the repeal effort without some modification." The sales tax increase will pay for stadiums for the Reds and Bengals. It also will be used for property tax relief and county projects. The increase will raise the sales tax from 5.5 percent to 6.5 percent. Rejecting Mooney's ideas, county commission President Guy Guckenberger said voters have re peatedly turned down measures to raise money for schools. Doing so through the county would open the commission to more criticism of "taxation without representation," Guckenberger said. "We are now being called on the carpet, with some validity, for not putting the one-cent sales tax before voters," he said. "To give money to the schools and tell people, 'You're not going to vote' I believe that exacerbates the problem." Mooney had suggested funnel-ing to schools $30 million of the $100 million the sales tax hike would raise annually. Bedinghaus argued that $30 million is not much if spread throughout 25 school districts. Cincinnati schools cut $31.4 million from their budgets this year. "It would be shortsighted of us' to give a small amount to schools when there's a much bigger problem," Bedinghaus said. Mooney's 4,000-member organization will work with the Citizens for Choice in Taxation to collect more than 55,200 signatures before an Aug. 25 deadline. The petition would put the increase to a popular vote during the March primary election. Man who beheaded wife drops request to walk Lewis grounds Slain girl's brothers stay with relative; county has custody BY JULIE IRWIN The Cincinnati Enquirer DAYTON, Ohio The half-brothers of slain 4-year-old Saman-tha Ritchie will continue to live with a relative for at least 30 days, a Montgomery Juvenile Court magistrate has ruled. They were placed in the custody of Children Services on Monday. The three boys, ages 7, 8 and 9, went to live" with the relative shortly after their half-sister disappeared July 18, said Montgomery County Children Services spokeswoman Ann Stevens. On Monday, the court granted the agency's request for interim temporary custody, Stevens said. The boys will live with their relative while authorities continue to investigate Samantha's death. "We don't know what the circumstances were surrounding Samantha's murder, so we want to take every precautionary measure to ensure the safety of these kids," Stevens said. The children's mother, Ther-ressa Jolynn Ritchie, 24, chose to send them to a relative shortly after Samantha disappeared, Stevens said. Children Services arrived later to conduct an investigation, as is standard when a child disappears or is killed. Children Services, which had its first contact with the Ritchie fami- ly in 1993 on allegations of neglect, will continue its investiga tion as police are continuing theirs, Stevens said. There have been no arrests. Samantha's body was found July 22. The 1993 allegations were found to be unsubstantiated, Stevens said. She added that Ritchie did not contest the ruling and is allowed to visit her sons. The parties must all be in court again in a month. BY STEVE KEMME The Cincinnati Enquirer HAMILTON A Fairfield man who beheaded his wife in 1990 has dropped his attempt for legal per-' mission to walk the grounds at Pauline Warfield Lewis Center while under staff supervision. A hearing on the case had been scheduled for Wednesday before Judge George Elliott of Butler County Common Pleas Court. But the hearing was canceled when Raymond Tanner withdrew his motion seeking more privileges at the Lewis Center. Tanner's attorney, Greg Howard, said he withdrew the motion because the Lewis Center indicated it was willing to negotiate increased privileges for Tanner. In June 1990, Tanner, 38, was found not guilty of aggravated murder by reason of insanity in connection with the death of his wife, Maria. He's under the most restrictive level of confinement at the Lewis Center. The victim's mother, Shirley Cleaver of Xenia, Ohio, had planned to speak at Wednesday's hearing in opposition to Tanner's request for more privileges. She said she was relieved she didn't have to come to court. "Any time I have to go and face him, my heart just drops," Cleaver said. "When you have to face the person who did something like that to your daughter, it hurts." Her husband and Maria's stepfather, Robert Cleaver, said Tanner "doesn't deserve privileges." Shirley Cleaver said she doesn't think Tanner was insane when he attacked her daughter in a parking lot on Valentine's Day 1990, and cut off her head. "The man's as sane as you or I," she said. "He's just evil." Dan Gattermeyer, an assistant county prosecutor, said he would have presented evidence at Wednesday's hearing indicating Tanner had progressed in his treatment enough to be entitled to s more privileges. -Tanner is in a locked ward and wants Access to the grounds and the library, Howard said. JUXX s 4K i i k tmiii nKii iifc wft iwijiirfa rTl t AftfcMin4lwitaMriMMi

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