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Susan Kendall, director of Preble Co. District Library, dies - read Obit
Nancy Crowell, assistant librarian at Preble Co. District Library (Genealogy Room), dies - read Obit

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Dayton Daily News - Sunday, April 24, 2005 -- Obituary Ė

Susan Kay (Haines) Kendall, age 52 of Eaton, Ohio, died Friday, April 22, 2005 at 3:13 P.M. at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. She was born November 5, 1952 in Greenville, Ohio and was a lifelong resident of Darke and Preble Counties. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Z. (Delk) Haines, and an infant brother, Steven Haines. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Patrick Kendall, her father, Kenneth Haines of Arcanum, Ohio, 2 brothers, David Haines of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Michael Haines of Roselle, Illinois. Susan graduated from Arcanum High School in 1971, earned a BS in education at Wright State University in 1977 and a MLS (Master of Library Science) at Ball State University in 1981. She worked at the Greenville, Ohio Public Library, 1971-1977; Flesh Public Library, Piqua, Ohio 1977-1978; Amos memorial Library, Sidney, Ohio 1978-1981, in 1981 she became the Director for the Preble County District Library. She was a member of the Technology Task Force the Ohio Public Libraries InfoOhio Network, 1993-95; Board of Directors, 1995; editor of the PCGS newsletter, Preble Pride, 1986-; Board of Directors, Preble County Historical Society, 2000 -; Member of the American Library Association and Southwest Chapter of DLA; Commodore Preble NSDAR; Preble County Genealogy Society and Eaton/Preble County Chamber of Commerce. During her 24 years as director, she was instrumental in bringing the Internet to Preble County and coordinated the modernization and expansion of the libraryís seven branches as well as a new location for Genealogy Center and office. Her passion for gathering and sharing information was also expressed through a countrywide partnership between the PCDL and the libraries in all the school districts. From the mid-1990ís until now, with the final school in progress, she has worked and succeeded to unite this extensive database. A celebration of Susanís life will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinity Methodist Church at 112 West South Street, Arcanum, Ohio, with pastor Kay Hatch officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery, Arcanum, Ohio. Susanís family will receive friends Tuesday, April 26, 2005 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Home, 1499 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, her family request memorial contributions to the Susan Kendall Memorial Fund at the Preble County District Library, 450 South Barron Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320-2402. Condolences may be sent to
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