The following are obituaries* of CCU alumni and personnel (listed by date of death) who have gone to be with the Lord in the past 12 months. Please pray for these families.

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May 5, 2016
Fred E. McNealy (Att’d 1949-50)
Throughout his life, Fred devoted much of his time to the church, serving as a deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher. He and his wife often hosted visiting missionaries in their home to encourage those who desired to share the wonderful hope of their Lord and Savior. [more]

April 28, 2016
James M. Grange (BSL 1948)
He had studied for the ministry at Cincinnati Bible Seminary and held additional degrees from Vincennes University in Indiana and Wilmington College in Ohio.
He will be remembered as an enthusiastic preacher, student of the Scriptures, and a highly effective steward of the congregations he served. [more]

April 4, 2016
Delmar L. Rodgers (B.A. 1950)
Delmar was a Minister of the Gospel spanning over 60 years. During his last 17 years he’s been a member at First Church of Christ in Burlington, KY, where he continued in ministry as chaplain at Colonial Heights/Gardens, also establishing a veteran’s program there. [more]

March 16, 2016
Murial A. Chamberlain
Muriel A. Chamberlain, a long-time resident of Des Moines, died peacefully Wednesday the 16th of March in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary, in Ohio, in 1949.

February 28, 2016
David A. Collier (B.S. 1985)
Dave was a resident of Frankfort, Indiana at the time of his passing. Dave was a 1985 graduate of Cincinnati Bible College. He was married to Jackie.

February 12, 2016
Wilma “Billie” Dabney (B.A. 1940)
She was a housewife and homemaker. Billie graduated from Cincinnati Bible Seminary. She married Horace W. “Butch” Dabney. She was a charter member of Southeast Christian Church and most recently Hikes Point Christian Church. Billie’s life was marked by a love for her Lord, family, and always placed others welfare ahead of her own. [more]

February 8, 2016
Ryan Insprucker (B.S. 2002)
Ryan was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, a caring supporter of Community Homecare and Hospice where he served as chaplain. Ryan received his BA degree in Biblical studies from Cincinnati Christian University, in Cincinnati, OH in May of 2002, and he was ordained in Lakota Church of Christ in 2000. [more]

February 3, 2016
Vern E. Hine (Attd. 1940-1941)
Vern was born on March 15, 1922 in Miamitown, Ohio. He was a graduate of Western Hills High School and attended the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Vern served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific. He returned after the war and worked for Frigidaire/GM and retired as a General Foreman. [more]

December 28, 2015
William F. Stobaugh (B.S.L. 1966)
Brother Bill Stobaugh was a 1966 graduate of Cincinnati Bible Seminary.  He has served as minister at churches in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Brother Bill Stobaugh was the evangelist for The Christian Restoration Association from 1970 until 1980.  He also sang with the Gospelaires Quartet out of Akron, OH during the 1950’s.

December 27, 2015
Steve M. Grant (M.A. 1988)
Steve received his Master’s Degree in Theology and choral conducting from Cincinnati Bible College and a Masters in psychology from Regis University. He married Stephanie Grismore-Smith on September 8, 2007. They had been together for a decade and she faithfully cared for him during the final year of his life as he battled cancer. [more]

December 18, 2015
Gwen (Garnder) Stone (Attd. 1965)
Gwen was such a faithful servant in the church most of her life alongside husband, Sam and a sweet sister in Christ. She continued to be the greatest supporter and encourager to her two sons as they led churches of their own- Jeff at Bright Christian in Lawrenceburg and Dave at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville. Gwen’s greatest desires in life were to serve the Lord and pass His love onto everyone she encountered. [more]

November 28, 2015
Lloyd O. Wilkin (B.A. 1958)
Lloyd was a graduate of Utica High School, Cincinnati Christian University and Bowling Green State University. He spent 15 years as a Minister, and retired as a supervisor after 25 years at the State of Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. [more]

October 5, 2015
Marilyn (Maxey) Lewis (B.S.L. 1960)
Marilyn was part of The Maxey Trio (with her sisters Judi and Linda [Chambers, Attd 1958]). They spent most summers travelling the country supporting Cincinnati Bible Seminary. [more]

September 26, 2015
R.J. Kidwell (B.S.L. 1950; CCU Professor)
R.J. was a beloved professor, teaching many the art of preaching. [more] [Tribute from CCU]

September 26, 2015
Frances “Renae” (Frame) Hudson (B.S. 1991)
Renae was a certified sign language interpreter. [more]

September 25, 2015
Margaret (Briggs) Elliott (Attd 1948-51)
Margaret was a country girl until she met the love of her life, David Vaughn Elliott, at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary where they began a life serving God in numerous places. Margaret’s father-in-law was George Mark Elliott (Classes of 1928 & ’30). [more]

September 17, 2015
Roy E. Barringer (B.S.L. 1952)
Roy was a World War II Army Air Core veteran and served the Lord as a minister in Batavia, OH, Albuquerque and Los Alamos, NM, and Dimmitt and Wellington, TX. He was married to Wenonah (Webber, 1950) for 65 years. [more]

September 13, 2015
Billie (Holmes) Reid (Att’d 1940s)
Billie served in ministry with her husband (Francis, 1947). She devoted her musical talents to her work in ministry as an organist, pianist, and soloist, and was active in church musical productions over the years. [more]

September 12, 2015
Alta (Casey) Martin (B.A. 1938)
Alta served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army, and the Red Cross. During World War II she was a riveter for a short time. [more]

September 9, 2015
Sue Anne (Hays) Barnes (Att’d 79-80)
Sue Anne retired from the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. Sue Anne’s mother (Patricia, 1958), late father (John, 1960 & ’68) and sister (Gay Lynn, att’d 1986-87) are also CCU alumni.  [more]

August 26, 2015
Charles “Ron” Eversole (B.A. 1965)
Ron and his wife of 50 ½ years (Garnet, attd 1960s) loved people and devoted themselves to ministries in Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee. [more] [Tribute from Bob Russell]

August 8, 2015
Roberta Fay Ridgway Selby (B.A. 1945)
With her late husband Charles, Roberta was a co-founder of Philippine Mission Churches of Christ of Northern Luzon, Inc., in which they both labored for over 50 years. [more]

July 20, 2015
Betty J. Dornette (B.S.L. 1948)
Betty served in Christian ministry with her husband Ralph, mostly in Southern CA, until his death in 2006. At one time, a scholarship was set up at CCU in honor of them. [more]

July 14, 2015
Ethel Gulick (B.A. 1949)
Ethel graduated from CCU, married Bill (B.A. 1951)​,​ and went to the mission field in India. blessed many with her strong Christian character and willingness to sacrifice for the Lord. [more]

July 7, 2015
William C. Bravard (A.B. 1953; Th.B. 1956; Retired CCU professor)
Bill’s great joy was interacting with students and churches to help them be effective Christian leaders. [more]

July 1, 2015
Ruth (Stagge) Howard (Att’d 1950s)
Ruth was a 50+ year member of Sycamore Christian Church, where she served tirelessly to further the cause of world missions. She was also the first Director of Nursing at Mason Christian Village and a member of the CBA Senior Hall of Fame. [more]