Harriette Springer
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Harriette Springer
  • February 17, 1926 - June 28, 2017
  • Dayton, Ohio

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SPRINGER, Harriette McClure (Ellen) age 91 of Dayton, OH passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was born to parents, Ellis and Suella McClure, in Springboro, Ohio on February 17, 1926. After graduating from Springboro High School, Harriette attended Wilmington College. Soon after, Harriette met her soon-to-be husband, Lamar "Dale" Springer. Harriette and Dale married December 16, 1949. Harriette worked for Cox Publications in the early 1950's. In 1964, Harriette and Dale purchased Andrews Apple Orchard barn which, by 1967, was converted into the family home. This home was lovingly nicknamed, simply, "The Barn". In this home they raised 3 children and shared many memories with family and friends. The Barn was also the site of several Hudson Essex Terraplane Club car meets in the late 1960's and 1970's. Harriette and Dale were very active members in the Ohio University Alumni Association. Harriette's role in the Alumni Association led to her receiving the Ohio University Honorary Alumni Award in 1984 and the Ohio University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1985. Harriette and Dale shared their love of Ohio University by hosting the "Welcome Incoming Freshman to Ohio University" picnic at their home for over 20 years. Harriette is preceded in death by her father, Ellis McClure; her mother, Suella McClure; her husband, Lamar "Dale" Springer; her daughter, Janet Becker (Denham/Springer). Harriette is survived by her sons, Larry and Dana Springer; Daughter-in-law, Kim Springer; Son-in-law, Mike Becker; Brother, Myron McClure and sister, Jeanie Irmer (McClure); Grandchildren Shawn Denham, Hope Hoekstra (Denham), Jaimie Baier (Denham), and Britney Shelton (Springer); Great grandchildren Brayden, Elliot, Elizabeth, and Mason; Numerous nieces and nephews, friends and family of Ohio University. The family will receive friends at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Avenue at Rahn Road, Dayton, OH 45420 Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral service, 10 am Friday, July 7, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment, Centerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Lamar D. and Harriette M. Springer Scholarship Fund at Ohio University. Checks can be made payable to The Lamar D. and Harriette M. Springer Scholarship Fund. Checks can be mailed to Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Chubb Hall 020, Athens, OH 45701. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.