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Date: Friday, 1 June 2012, at 4:13 a.m.

RUBY N. DAVIDSON , 74, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, died Sunday. Ms. Davidson was a homemaker. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson-Stevens Funeral Home, Mt. Orab. Visitation: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Mt. Orab Life Squad.
Date of announcement: 07-29-1997

CHARLES G. NIEMANN , 83, of Georgetown, Ohio, died Sunday. Mr. Niemann was a retired road superintendent for E.W. Bushman Co. Arrangements were through Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown. Memorials: Georgetown Church of Christ, Georgetown.
Date of announcement: 07-29-1997

Fern Benedict, led Cincinnati Club

Fern Benedict, a longtime resident of Cincinnati and one of its biggest promoters, died Saturday at the age of 74.

Mrs. Benedict served on the Cincinnati Club's board of trustees for several years and was named its first female president in 1990. She also was named the club's outstanding member of the year in 1988.

Mrs. Benedict and her late husband, Thane Benedict II, ran their own insurance agency until his death. She then spent her professional time selling insurance through F.E. Kinker and Co.

In her spare time Mrs. Benedict bred and raced horses, gardened and loved to sew.

She leaves a daughter, Sharon Kelly of Kentucky; sons, Thane Benedict III of Florida, James Bendict of Washington state and Larry Benedict of Kentucky; brother, Fred Payen of Cincinnati; and sisters, Virginia Payen, Lillian Payen, Simone Steward and Yvonne DeTine, all of New York.

Arrangements were through T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, Mt. Washington.
Date of announcement: 07-31-1997

DIANNA BROWN, 42, of Cumminsville, died Saturday. Ms. Brown was a department store clerk. Services: 7 p.m. today at Greater New Mt. Moriah church, Carthage. Visitation: 6 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements: Hall-Jordan Funeral Home, Walnut Hills.
Date of announcement: 07-31-1997

WILLIAM C. FOSTER , 84, of Hidden Valley Lake, Ind., died Monday. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Lakewood Baptist Church, Bridgetown. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Rullman Funeral Home, Aurora, Ind. Memorials: Hospice of Southeast Indiana or the church.
Date of announcement: 07-31-1997

MARY JANE HARRIS , 87, of Cincinnati, died Friday. Ms. Harris worked for the Cincinnati city schools. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Avondale. Visitation: noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements: Jamison & Jamison Funeral Home.
Date of announcement: 07-31-1997

HAZEL MARTIN , 80, of Felicity, Ohio, died Tuesday. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, Ohio. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Hamersville Church of Christ or the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
Date of announcement: 07-31-1997

JEAN P. MILLER , 65, of Price Hill, died Monday. Mr. Miller was retired from General Motors. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home, Delhi Township. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Date of announcement: 07-31-1997

SADIE L. WILLIAMS , 51, of Evanston, died Saturday. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Unlimited Outreach and Development Ministry Inc., Hartwell. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements: Jamison & Jamison Funeral Home.
Date of announcement: 07-31-1997

Vincent Berry, youth coach

It's been a rough week for the Max C. Fleischmann Boys and Girls Club in Avondale.

Some volunteer coaches are so overwrought they're unable to even enter the building.

On Tuesday about 300 people tied black and gold ribbons - team colors of the Avondale Warriors - around the tree where Vincent ''Tubby'' Berry often stationed himself to coach the football team of 9-year-olds. Then they went to his Avondale home, where ribbons were again tied around a tree.

Talbert House is providing crisis counseling to children and club coaches, some of whom saw him fatally shot at the team's benefit car wash in the 1000 block of Linn Street Saturday. Roxanne Ushery, 34, of the 5300 block of Eastknoll Court, Mount Airy, has been charged with his murder.

A baker by trade, Mr. Berry, 43, worked the last 10 years at Butternut Bread. Yet he will best be remembered in Avondale as the soft-spoken coach and co-founder of the Community Sports Organization.

Children and staff at the Max C. Fleischmann Boys and Girls Club will memorialize Mr. Berry - who also coached basketball, baseball and soccer - when they install a memorial photograph and a plaque inside the club.

''Basically the loss will mean devastation to the (football) program because he supervised a lot of kids,'' said Bernard Roberts, director of the Fleischmann Boys and Girls Club.

''He acted as a positive role model for a lot of kids who didn't have a father and he was very helpful wherever we needed him to be.''

James Smith, co-founder of the Community Sports Organization, a group of men providing tutoring, sports supplies and coaches to underprivileged children, was also a friend.

''He was the type of person who never raised his voice to a kid,'' Smith said of Mr. Berry. ''He had a different style of coaching than I've ever seen . . . You wouldn't believe how many friends he had. He was just such a nice guy.''

Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, Cheryl Clemmons Berry; sons, Vincent and Justin Berry; daughters, Georgia and Betty; brothers, John Berry Jr., Glen Wayne and Ernest Berry; sisters, Delinda Berry Griffin and Michella Molden Jeffrey; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday at old St. George Church (Christian Ministries Center), 42 Calhoun St., Corryville, with funeral services at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Max C. Fleischmann Boys and Girls Club, 3504 Washington Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229.

Joseph Garr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Date of announcement: 08-01-1997

SYLVAN J. DEFFNER, 88, of Batesville, Ind., died Wednesday. Mr. Deffner was an elementary teacher at Peppertown and Metamora. Mass: 10 a.m. EST Saturday at St. Louis Church, Batesville. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. EST today at Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville.
Date of announcement: 08-01-1997

BETTY JANE SMITH , 70, of Hanover, Ind., died Wednesday. Ms. Smith was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Services will be private. Ulrich-Filter Funeral Home is in charge.
Date of announcement: 08-01-1997

FREDA I. WAITS , 86, of Williamsburg, died Wednesday at Highland County Hospital, Hillsboro. Mrs. Waits was a homemaker. Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial in Mt. Orab Cemetery. Memorials to charity of donor's choice.
Date of announcement: 08-01-1997

MARY LOUISE BROWNING , 57, of Bethel, Ohio, died Thursday. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home, Bethel. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: American Diabetes Association.
Date of announcement: 08-02-1997

LOUIS WILLIAM FASNACHT, 77, formerly of Aurora, Ind., died Thursday. He was retired from the Indiana Insurance Commission. Mass: 11 a.m. EDT Monday at St. Mary Church, Aurora. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. EDT Sunday at Rullman Funeral Home, Aurora. Memorials: American Heart Association or Kidney Foundation.
Date of announcement: 08-02-1997

HELEN SOPHIA WINSCOTT, 89, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Brookville, Ind., died Tuesday. Services: 10:30 a.m. EST Tuesday at St. Michael Cemetery, Brookville. Arrangements: Cook Funeral Home, Brookville. Memorials: Hospice of Southwest Florida, Sarasota.
Date of announcement: 08-02-1997

RUTH HORNBACH, 81, of Yorkville, Ind., died Friday. Mass: 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday at St. Martin Church, Yorkville. Visitation: 9 to 11:30 a.m. EDT Monday at the church. Arrangements: Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home, Dover, Ind. Memorials: Miller-York Fire Department or charity of choice.
Date of announcement: 08-02-1997

Fifi Taft Rockefeller, proud of role as "town character'

The woman who called herself Fifi Taft Rockefeller, the self-described ''town character of Cincinnati,'' died Saturday after an extended illness.

As near as anyone can tell, Fifi, as she was most commonly known, was about 82.

Known for her outrageous dress and multitude of causes - she even mounted campaigns to run for President of the United States and the vice presidency - Fifi was part Cherokee and 100 percent indomitable.

''She was an incredibly creative, generous and liberal woman who was interested in helping the downtrodden,'' said one close acquaintance.

''Fifi was extremely intelligent and she knew how use the legal system. I can't confirm this but she said she went to law school for a time.''

Fifi also was known as a follower of the courtroom, frequently traveling to courtrooms around the country for trials of the famous and notorious.

When Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Deidra Hair wrote a book on the legal system a few years ago, Fifi even earned a mention in it. Ms. Hair wrote an entire chapter on Fifi, calling it ''The Mascot of Bedlam.''

Born in Clark County, Ill., during World War I, Fifi told people she was a cousin of Presidents Truman and Kennedy. She also claimed to have been married to many famous men, hence her most frequently chosen last names of Taft and Rockefeller. Fifi also said she had children by Elvis and Howard Hughes.

Her birth name was Fay, and for a time she also was known as Fay (Fifi) Carpenter-Swain.

Fifi was a regular at the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Over-the-Rhine. A memorial service for her will be conducted there at 1 p.m., Aug. 12.

Fifi was cremated Saturday and her remains taken back to Illinois, friends said. Survivors include at least one daughter, Gay Caldwell, who lives in Cincinnati.
Date of announcement: 08-04-1997

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