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Olive Geswein

Sept. 16, 1922 — Oct. 10, 2015

Olive Jane Geswein, 93, formerly of Ironton, died on Saturday Oct. 10, 2015, in Delaware, Ohio. She was the widow of the late Dr. Gerard Carl Geswein. She was born Sept. 16, 1922, to the late Albert and Sylvia Herr. She worked alongside her husband, Dr. Geswein at his practice in Ironton before becoming a homemaker for her three children. She was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Ironton and St. Joan of Arc in Powell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed to travel, especially to the beach and was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband as well as siblings, Chester (Karen) Herr, Ruth Herr Sally (John) Dunnan, Marcella (Russel) Saunders and Albert (Carol) Herr.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel (Janet) Geswein, of Dublin and Gary (Cathy) Geswein, of Johnson City, Tennessee; one daughter, Janice (Michael Everheart) O’Herron, of Delaware; grandchildren, Jerry (Mimi) Geswein, of Powell, Valerie (Don) Cowette, of Palm City, Florida, Michael Geswein, of Cincinnati, Andrea (Alex) Condos, of Powell, Kris (Maria) Geswein, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jeff Geswein, of Johnson City, Tennessee, Bill Geswein, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Craig (Pam) O’Herron, of Columbus and Casey O’Herron, of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Jack Geswein, Layne Geswein, Kate Geswein, Sam Cowette, Evan Cowette, Coen Geswein and McClain Geswein; sisters, Alice (Mike) Natalizio, of Palos Verdes, California, Barbara (Keith) Shumate, of Tampa, Florida, Jeannette (Jim) Ferguson, of Marion and Sandra (Ray) White, of Oxford.

Visitation was Wednesday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Funeral was Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 905 S. Fifth St., Ironton, OH 45638.


 Phyllis Steele

Phyllis P. Steele, 82, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Burial will follow. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.