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Obituaries April 22nd, 2013

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Andrew C. Hamilton
Andrew C. Hamilton, 52 of Springfield Ohio, died April 29 after a brief illness with cancer. He was surrounded by friends that loved him. Andrew was preceded in death by his father William Hamilton and mother Janet Hamilton story and brother Jeffery Hamilton(Jill) . Grandparents Clyde Steven and Alberta. Day. Andrew graduated from brooks vile high school in 1978. He served in the U.S Air Force from 1980- 1984. He earned his. Associates degree from Northland defense systems in Chicago June 1988, also earned degree in Avionics system in 1984. Andrew is survived by daughters Clarissa Hamilton of Fla. and Lindsay Hamilton of KY and three grandchildren: .Abigail, Olivia and Taylor, and Aunt Patrice Day Malone, and nieces Leah and Brianna. A memorial services will be held May 18 th at the Street outreach to Springfield( SOS) at 4 pm in the field located directly behind My church on S. Plum St. Special thanks to Hospice for their love and support during this time. They were great!

Bobby L. Boyd
BOYD, Bobby L., age 82 of Hillsboro, formally of Cedarville, Ohio passed away peacefully April 25, 2013 at the Dayton VA Hospital. He was born on October, 25, 1930 to the late Richard and Julie (Griffith) Boyd in Paintsville, Kentucky. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Evelyn (Hickman) Boyd; sons: Alan (Rebecca) Boyd of Cedarville, Jerry Boyd of Hillsboro, Brian Boyd of Columbus, and Steve (Krista) Boyd of Jamestown; a sister, Janet Bryant; Grandchildren: Alan Jr., Danny, Katie and Kyla; Great-Grandchildren: Austin, Madison, Lacee, Logan, Gordon, Kingston, Gage and Andrew as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Cedarville United Methodist Church from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Graveside service will follow on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Massie Creek Cemetery with Pastor Alan Barone officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Dayton VA Medical Center in Bobby’s honor. Condolences are forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com

Alexis Love Tackett
Alexis Love Tackett, age 10, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Dayton Children’s Hospital after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Alexis was born on November 21, 2002 in Springfield, to her beloved parents, Reid and Laurie (Powell) Tackett. Along with her parents, she leaves to cherish her memory three of the best sisters a girl could ask for, Sierra, Sydney and Sophia; loving grandparents, Julia Powell, Dan Powell, Dan Tackett and Lucy Weatherman; aunts and uncles, Jason and Korina Powell, Mike and Tracey Tackett, Wade and Sabrina Tackett and Bob Tackett; cousins, Morgan, Alyssa, Brandon, Mason, McKenzie, Jessica and Samantha; and special friends, Amiee and David Carvour and Shakira, Alyssa, Isaiah and Taylor. Alexis is preceded in death by her grandmother, Karla Powell. Alexis was a bright and cheerful young lady who loved helping others. She was always very giving and strong and would do anything to make you smile. Alexis was in 4th grade at Lagonda Elementary School and will be sadly missed by all her friends, teachers and classmates. Her loving spirit and outgoing personality will always be in the hearts of those who knew her. Alexis loved being outside skateboarding, riding bikes, climbing trees or taking hikes. Most every time she left the house to go play outside, she never came back with shoes on. Sometimes her family would find them, sometimes they wouldn’t, but this is a fond memory that will always be cherished. She loved puzzles and especially the game called Roblox. When she was younger, Alexis loved peanut butter sandwiches and would stop at nothing to make sure she got one. So every time you eat a peanut butter sandwich, think of Alexis and how she made you smile. Viewing will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS FUNERAL HOME where a celebration of the beautiful life Alexis lived will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Contributions may be made in memory of Alexis to Curesearch, 4600 East-West Highway Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 or Dayton Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Plaza Dayton, OH 45404.Condolences may be expressed to Alexis’s family at www.jacksonlytle.com.

Viginia Simonton
SIMONTON, Virginia L., age 87 of Springfield passed away peacefully Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 12, 1925 to the late Lewis P. and Goldie A.V. (Losey) Strait in Lima, Ohio. In addition to her parents, Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Simonton; a son, Donald Simonton and her siblings: Rowena Small, Robert Strait and Arthur Strait. She is survived by her children: Roger (Kathy) Simonton, Theordore (Debbie) Simonton, Anita Damewood and Linda (Ron) Adams; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as two special great-granddaughters: Katie and Sophie who lived with her. The family would like to thank Dr. Khanna and the entire staff at the Springfield Cancer Center and Claudia, Jennifer and the nurses with Community Mercy Hospice for their excellent care of Virginia. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS FUNERAL HOME, Springfield with a visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial at Vernon-Asbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Virginia’s memory. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com

Betty L. Moore
Betty L. Moore, 80 of Springfield, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 26, 2013 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born January 22 1933 in Circleville, Oh the daughter of Howard and Marvene (Pitt) Greeno.  Betty was a long time member of the Northside Baptist Church and had a fantastic sense of humor; she was “quick as a whip!” She is survived by her four daughters: Tammie and Anthony Perkins of Springfield, Terrie and David Grimm of Springfield, Paula Mitchem (James Sinkhorn) of Kingsport, Tennessee; Debbie and Mike Brooks of Springfield; two step sons: David Moore of West Virginia; Danny Moore of Florida; two sisters Nancy North of Circleville, Mona Jeffries of Florida; brother David Greeno of Circleville, seven grandchildren: Michael, Tynisha, Sara, Travis, Michael, Jesse and Lacee; numerous great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend “Tami-Tam” Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul D. Moore in 1972, her parents, sister in-law Audrey Greeno, and brother in-law Tom North. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday May 1, 2013, from 11:00 – 1:00 PM at the Northside Baptist Church, 2425 Derr Rd. Springfield where services will be held following visitations at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.

Jacqueline Lola Mae Mansfield
Jacqueline Lola Mae Mansfield, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Miami Valley Hospital. She was born on February 17, 1934 in Springfield, the daughter of Clifford and Bonnie E. (Myers) Cooke. She was a loving and devoted mother. She is survived by three children: Danny T. (Melinda) Mansfield of Springfield, Greta Hickman of Utah, and Teresa Mansfield of Springfield; five grandchildren: Somerset, Bill, Kaylynn, Jennifer, and Zoe; four sisters: Helen (David) Baird of Delaware, Connie Mendoza of Kansas, Ethel Radar of Indiana, and Gail Cooke of New Jersey; one brother, Richard (Shirley) Cooke of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Mansfield, and son, Robin Mansfield. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Monday, April 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME.

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