Published 9:00 am Monday, September 18, 2017

Billy Milem

Nov. 12, 1925 — Sept. 14, 2017

Billy E. Milem, 91, of Huntington, West Virginia, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his residence. Billy was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Ironton, the son of the late Raymond and Dora White Milem.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the girl’s mother, Pauline Maggard Milem; and his second wife, Geraldine Jenkins Milem. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers and sister, Wayne “June” Damron, Kenneth “Jack” Damron and Virginia Vanderhoof; and son-in-law, John Fuller.
Billy was a retired engineer with the C&O Railroad and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his five daughters, Marcine Fuller, Paulette and Wayne Underwood, Debbie and Roy Rogers, Dora and Rick Atkins, and Mary Beth Ingram and Brett Collier; seven grandchildren, Bill Fuller, Elizabeth Smith and Robert, Timothy Underwood, Christopher Ingram, Noel Eisenhardt, Erica Dawn Atkins, Jason Underwood and William Bradley Ingram; and great-grandchildren, Gaberiel, Kendra and Wade Smith, Trenton, Christina and Hunter Underwood, Emma and Hunter Fuller, Destiney and Tristan Underwood, and William Holli Ingram.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. There will be no visitation. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Geneva Gleim

Dec. 28, 1935 — Sept. 15, 2017

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Geneva Darlene Gleim, 81, of Wheelersburg died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Best Care Nursing Center.  She was born Dec. 28, 1935, in Wheelersburg to the late Elmer Eugene and Wilhelmena Sophia (Staker) Gleim.
Geneva was a 1953 graduate of Wheelersburg High School where she was the class valedictorian. After graduation, Geneva enrolled at Ohio University Portsmouth and pursued a degree in elementary education. In 1955, she was hired by Wheelersburg schools as a second grade teacher. While teaching, Geneva continued her education at Ohio University Portsmouth and Athens campuses and graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree in education.
During her teaching career, Geneva also taught third grade, served on several county curriculum committees, and was the high school cheerleading sponsor.  She retired from teaching in 1996 after 41 years with Wheelersburg schools.
Geneva was a member of several organizations including the Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary for women educators, and served as the treasurer for 30 years. In addition, she was a member of the Scioto County Retired Teachers Association, Maloneton Homemakers, and Greenup County Quilt Guild.
Geneva was a devout member of St. John Lutheran Church in Powellsville, where she served on the Altar Guild and Flower Committee for many years.
Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, gardening, traveling, and photography.
In addition to her parents, Geneva was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Maurita E. and Edwin Willis; and a great-niece, Angela Marie Willis.
Survivors include two brothers, Loren E. (Shirley) Gleim and Galen H. (Carol) Gleim. Also surviving are nine nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; and 11 great-great-nieces and nephews, who affectionately called her “GiGi.”
The family would like to thank the staff at Best Care for the concern and excellent care given to Geneva.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Powellsville, with pastor Carl Beck officiating and interment to follow in St. John’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. today at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg and one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family had requested memorial contributions be made in Geneva’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be made to the family at


John Childers

John Norman Childers, 93, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Opal Ayers Childers.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by pastor Duane Smith. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at or

Mary Diamond

Mary Rose Diamond, 55, of South Point, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Eric Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, and visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Edna Elias

Edna Frances Elias, 95, of South Point, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point.