Raymond E Dobie

DOBIE, Raymond E., 86, of Springfield passed away Friday September 14, 2007.

He was born July 11, 1921 in Springfield, OH a son of Frank and Sylvia (Harris) Dobie. Raymond retired from International Harvester Co. where he was a member of Local 402 and held the position of Union Steward. He was a WWII Veteran in the U.S. Navy and the past Grand Chancellor of the state of Ohio Knights of Pythias and was a Golden Spur recipient. He was a member of the K of P Red Star Lodge 205, VFW Post 1031, Eagles 397, and Masons Anthony Lodge.

Raymond bowled for many years and was a member of the Clark Co. Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He enjoyed football, baseball (Reds) and mostly his grand, great, and great-great grandchildren.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 65 years Verna (Callicoat) Dobie; children, Paul “Ed” (Jan) Dobie of Springfield, Robert E. (Sheila) Dobie of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; brother, Frank (Dorothy) Dobie; sister, Charlotte Gilliam, Maude Couch; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Thomas Edward Dobie; two brothers, Robert and Roger Dobie; sister, Margaret Cash.

Visitation will be held 5-8pm Tuesday September 18, 2007 in the JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS Funeral Home, with Masonic Service at 6:30pm followed by K of P service at 7:30pm. Funeral service will be held 10am Wednesday September 19, 2007 in the funeral home. Interment in the Glen Haven Memorial Garden.

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Zenith M Opperman

Zenith M. Opperman

October 01, 2007 12:00 AM



Zenith M. Opperman, 86, died at 7:34 p.m. Sept. 29, 2007, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Jackson Center to Lewis and Bernice Lawhead Dobie, who preceded her in death. On May 29, 1946, she married Ned E. Opperman, who died July 5, 1996.

Mrs. Opperman was a homemaker and, along with her husband, Ned, was co-owner and operator of the former Opperman Insurance Agency, Wapakoneta. She was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445 Auxiliary, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1170 and its Emblem Club, and AMVETS Post 330 Auxiliary, all in Wapakoneta. A 1939 graduate of Blume High School, she enjoyed monthly luncheons with some of her classmates. Her other interests included spending time with her grandchildren and crocheting.

Survivors include two sons, Terry D. (Kathy) Opperman, of Wapakoneta, and Rodney L. Opperman, of Orange City, Fla.; a daughter, Marcia A. Longacre, of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren, Michael Opperman, Jennifer (Michael) Whitehead, Melissa (Chris) DiRienzo, Lori Opperman, Matthew Opperman, Amy (William) Corbett and Angela Leist; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Dobie, of Wapakoneta.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Dobie.

Services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. Pastor R.J. Davis will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.



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