Obituaries — 2/27/15

Published 10:05 am Friday, February 27, 2015

Mary Dement

Mary Dement, 92, a resident of Fairborn, formerly of Ironton, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at home following a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Mary and Walter Roberts, who resided in Seaman, where she grew up. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Berkley F. Dement. She is survived by her daughters, Frances Shields of Aiken, South Carolina, Carla (Cathie) Osborne of Dayton, Delores (Dodie) Leibecke, of Columbus; her granddaughter, Debbie Douglas, of Fairborn, whom she shared a residence in recent years.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom meant so much to her.

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Having moved to Ironton from Seaman as a very young woman, she was employed by the Dayton Malleable Ironton Division. She retired with 30 years of service in 1976 and relocated to Bellbrook in 1977 to be closer to family members. She was a member of the Bellbrook Community Church. Mary was an especially gentle, kind and loving woman who will be terribly missed by her family and friends.

A private service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.



Melissa Parker

Melissa Kay Parker, 45, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Helen Dillow

Helen F. Mays-Dillow, 81, of Ashland, died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland under the direction of Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, Kentucky. Online condolences may be left for the family at