Alumni Obituaries

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Anna Bale Weber


Anna Bale Weber '49 died May 8, 2021. She was born in Galena, Ohio to the late Forrest and Florence (Ritchie) Bale on March 16, 1927.Anna graduated from Otterbein College in 1949 where she was involved in the Band and Theta Nu (Greenwich) sorority. Following college, she worked as a Home Economist for Ohio Power and Light in Newark. Anna was a full-time homemaker after marriage but did work part time for the Springfield Public Library in the late 60's…

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Marshall Winner


Marshall Winner ’69 died May 13, 2021. He was born in Circleville on Feb. 15, 1947 to Marshall Wayne and Julia (Work) Winner, who proceeded him in death. Wayne graduated from Circleville High School and Otterbein College where is was involved in the Pi Kappa Phi (Country Club) fraternity. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he reached the rank of Lieutenant before being honorably discharged. Upon his discharge, he decided to move back to Circleville and…

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Cheryl Waters Kempf


Cheryl Waters Kempf ’70 died May 8, 2021. She was born May 7, 1948 in Coshocton to the late Merton and Kathleen (Awwiller) Waters. She graduated from River View High School in 1966, Otterbein College in 1970, and earned her Masters of Education from Ashland College in 1988. While at Otterbein she was involved with the Kappa Phi Omega (Onyx) sorority. Cheryl was a member of the Warsaw Presbyterian Church. She was a school teacher for over 41 years, most…

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Regina Arnold Wheelbarger


Phyllis ‘Regina’ Arnold Wheelbarger ’49 died April 26, 2021.She was born at home in Greenville, Ohio, on October 22, 1927. When she was a young girl, her father moved the family to Germantown, Ohio, where he ministered at a local church. As a teen, she helped out at a small grocery store in town and went on to graduate from Germantown High School in 1945. She attended Otterbein College, and was in the Tau Delta (Deltas) sorority. She met the…

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Susan Knecht Coldsnow


Susan Knecht Coldsnow '67 died April 26, 2021. Susan graduated from Bryan High School in 1962 and Otterbein University in 1967 with a BA in Education. While at Otterbein she was part of the Tau Epsilon Mu (Talisman) sorority and a cheerleader. Susan began her 30 year teaching career at Kent State High School, then continued her career at Alliance High School and Lisbon High School before finishing her final 18 years in the Marlington School District.She was actively involved…

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Helene Miller


Helene 'Mike' Miller ‘53 died March 9, 2021. Mike was born in Johnstown, PA to Burton and Mildred Barnhart Miller on April 4, 1931. She graduated from Johnstown High School before attending Otterbein University, where she was a member of Epsilon Kappa Tau sorority and earned a degree in Physical Therapy. After college, Mike moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began her career at Rainbow Children's Hospital. The physical therapy discipline and medical field were lifelong interests that engaged her…

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Daniel Aumiller


Daniel Aumiller '70 died April 27, 2021. Dan was born in Lewistown, on Feb. 4, 1943, to the late Arthur and Hazel (Hood) Aumiller. Dan moved to Westerville at the age of 18 to attend college at Otterbein where he was involved in the Pi Beta Sigma (Pi Sig) fraternity. He went on to Xavier University to obtain his Masters degree. He lived in Westerville until his passing.Dan taught at Hanby Elementary School and later at Heritage Middle School as…

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Nancy Eddy Carmichael


Nancy Eddy Carmichael '71 died April 18, 2021. She was born August 27, 1949 in Wooster, Ohio to the late Leo and Thelma Eddy. Nancy was the valedictorian of her graduating class in 1967 and went on to study abroad in Germany and receive her Bachelors through Otterbein University where she was involved in the Epsilon Kappa Tau (Arbutus) sorority. She worked for Communication Exhibits as a graphic artist and retired from Acme.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, trips to the…

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James Allen


James Allen ‘69 died April 17, 2021. A graduate of Otterbein and Ohio State, James began his career in 1969 at Upper Arlington High School. While at Otterbein James was involved in the Pi Kappa Phi (Country Club) fraternity and History club. After retiring in 1999, James taught part-time at Wellington for ten years. James worked tirelessly at both schools to improve teaching and learning. In addition to working at UA as a Language Arts teacher, he served as Department…

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David Fais


David Fais ’65 died April 17, 2021.  He was born on March 8, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Honorable G.W. and Ruth Fais. David was a graduate of Grandview Heights High School Class of 1960. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Otterbein where he met his wife, Sandra Stemshorn Fais ‘65. David earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Ohio Northern University. He was a graduate of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. The late Judge Fais' career…

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Christine Fetter Greene


Christine Fetter Greene '63 died April 8, 2021. She was born on September 15, 1941 in Columbus, OH to the late Richard ‘34 and Irene Fetter. Christine graduated from Richwood High School and went on to study at Otterbein University, where she was in the Tau Epsilon Mu (Talisman) sorority. Christine was a 3rd generation student at Otterbein. Her siblings were also alumni; Mary Fetter Motz ’69 and Linda Fetter McGurie ’67. She worked for and with Lillian Frank for…

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Glenna Keeney Long


Glenna Keeney Long '51 died April 14th, 2021. She was born in Westerville Ohio November 23, 1929 to the late Mary and Glenn Keeney. Glenna graduated from Otterbein University with Art & Drama Majors and she was a member of the Epsilon Kappa Tau sorority. Glenna was a gifted ceramist and an avid gardener and became a Certified Advanced Master Gardener. She started her own company called the Golden Toad where she sold her produce from the house that she…

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Ruth Williams Martinelli


Ruth Williams Martinelli '52 died Jan. 17, 2021. Ruth was born on September 21, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Edwin and Mildred Williams. Ruth attended Otterbein where she was a member of the Tau Epsilon Mu (Talisman) sorority and met her husband Fred Martinelli '51. From 1966-1989, Ruth taught first grade at Osborn Elementary School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ashland. Ruth was a strong supporter of her husband Fred who was the…

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Robert King


Robert King '61 died April 6, 2021. Bob was born May 30, 1938 to the late Clark and Helene King and grew up in Lorain, Ohio. He graduated from Lorain High School, and subsequently attended Otterbein College in Westerville, OH. While attending college, he was in the band, Lambda Gamma Epsilon (Kings) fraternity and met and later married Mary Thompson '63. As a medical technologist and clinical chemist, Bob’s career took him and Mary from the University of Florida in…

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Timothy Hayes


Timothy Hayes '77 died Feb. 19, 2021. He wrote the following..... “If you are reading this, apparently I have passed away. I was told this would happen someday, but it’s something I didn’t think would happen this soon. I usually get my way, but not this time. My story began in Zanesville, Ohio on April 12,1955. My parents were Patti and Charles Hayes and I was the second child of seven. I eventually saw the light at the end of…

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