Adams County, Ohio Obituaries
Oscar Glenn Newman
Oscar Glenn Newman, son of Lewis Edward and Mary Baldwin Newman, was born September 10, 1917, in Jefferson Twonship, Adams County, Ohio, and departed this life July 23, 1996, at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati. Glenn graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1935 and followed his father's vocation of farming. On May 27, 1939, he married his high school sweetheart and classmate, Irma Ethel Hafer, daughter of Roby C. and Bertha Martin Hafer. They established a home on a farm adjoining Glenn's fahter's home near Wamsleyville, where they farmed and grew garden plants and flowers. The were well known for the hundreds of beautiful dahlias they produced every year and the many prizes they won in flower shows. In the early 1960s, they moved to a farm in Liberty Township near West Union and operated a greenhouse business in addition to general farming. The business grew, and in addition to garden and flower plants, they also sold crafts that Irma and her daughter-in-law made. Because of ill health, Glenn and Irma had to give up their farm home and the greenhouse business, and for several years, both were residents of Eagle Creek Nursing Center, where they were crowned King and Queen at the Valentine Sweetheart Party on February 14 1993. Irma passed away March 20, 1996, and shortly after that, Glenn went to live at the Milford Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was faithful in attendance at the West Union Church of Christ in Christian Union as long as health permitted. During his last few months, he enjoyed attending services at the King's Way Fellowship in Milford. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a niece, Betty Rogers. He is survived by a son, Edgar Glenn "Eddie" Newman, and wife Vivian, of Cincinnati, a daughter, Carolyn Sue Forsythe, and husband Ronald, of Loveland; a granddaughter, Annalea Lynne Newman of Cincinnati; a sister, Gladys Dixon of Dunedin, Florida; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held July 26, 1996, at the Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, with Rev. Cecil Appleman of the Church of Christ in Christian Union and Rev. Don Pfeifer of the King's Way Fellowship officiating, and burial in the Kirker Cemetery.