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Obituaries are listed here by the date of death (from most recent).
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  • Palmer Manson

    Aug 19, 2016

    Rev. Palmer W. "Pete" Manson '47 died August 19, 2016. He served at numerous churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico. He enjoyed woodworking and was an accomplished builder and watercolor artist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita; three brothers and four sisters. He is survived by two sons, Allen L. Manson '60 and Thomas; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Huprich Manson '60; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.


  • Patricia Call Riner

    Aug 14, 2016

    Patricia Call Riner '77 died August 14, 2016. She was a partner at My-T Acres, Inc. and an avid supporter of helping at risk children in the Dominican Republic. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Daniel, two daughters, one son, two brothers, three sisters, and five grandchildren.

  • I. Bruce Turner

    Aug 9, 2016

    Dr. I. Bruce Turner '67 died August 9, 2016. He was a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his mother and his father, Lynn Warren Turner, who was a past president of Otterbein, and a sister. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sue; three daughters; a sister and brother-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

  • George Lehman

    Jul 22, 2016

    George William Lehman '53 died July 22, 2016. He was a retired naval aviator, Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Bronze star. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Lehman '27. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sally Steffanni Lehman '56; a daughter and a son.

  • Debra Geesey Riley

    Jul 3, 2016

    Debra Geesey Riley '78 died July 3, 2016. She worked 30 years for the Bureau of Worker's Compensation. She was a talented artist and musician and performed in her church choir and in several drumming circles throughout the U.S. She was a Reiki Master, and a committee member and speaker for the Universal Life Expo in Columbus. She was also a member of Tau Delta. She is preceded in death by her father-in-law, Rev. James H. Riley '49; brother-in-law, John C. Riley '76; and her grandparents. She is survived by her spouse, Timothy J. Riley '79; her mother-in-law, Winifred Robbins Riley '49; sister-in-law, Rev. Katherine J. Riley '74; three sisters, two brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

  • Naomi Mann Rosensteel

    Jun 1, 2016

    Naomi Mann Rosensteel '52 died June 1, 2016. She served as organist at several churches and funeral homes, and taught private organ and piano lessons. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard K. Rosensteel '52. She is also survived by three children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

  • Gerald Jacoby

    May 24, 2016

    Gerald E. Jacoby '53 died May 24, 2016. He was the founder and partner of a former Westerville furniture store. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel Jones Jacoby '27 and Byron K. Jocoby '28; and his wife, Mary Dillon Jacoby '51. He is survived by son, Robert A. Jacoby '80 and two daughters; seven grandchildren including Kelli Jacoby Fitzpatrick '09; and four great grandchildren.

  • Ellen Kemp Kay

    May 15, 2016

    Ellen Kemp Kay '62 died May 15, 2016. She was a teacher for 21 years in Dayton area schools. She was a member of Otterbein Women's Club and an accomplished artist in quilting and needlepoint. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Norris Kemp '26; three aunts, Bernice Norris Howard ' 27, Marianne Norris Temple '33, and Virginia Norris Smith '36; three uncles, Louis W. Norris '28, Dr. Fred H. Norris '34, and Robert E. Norris '43. She is survived by her husband, James M. Kay '62; a daughter and a son; and four grandchildren.

  • Miriam Stockslager Hedges

    May 14, 2016

    Miriam Stockslager Hedges '52 died May 14, 2016. She was a teacher, daycare worker and a tutor. She was a member of Kappa Phi Omega. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Hedges '52. She is survived by three daughters including Mary Elizabeth Collins '75; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

  • Helen Albright Leasure

    May 10, 2016

    Helen Albright Leasure '40 died May 10,2016. She was a teacher for 31 years. She was a member of Phi Sigma Iota,Kappa Phi Omega and numerous professional organizations.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Leasure; her parents; and a sister. She is survived by her daughter, D. Jill Leasure '75; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

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