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Obituaries May 2011

 

WANDA HUNT 1931-2011

ANTWERP – Wanda Hunt, 79, of Antwerp, passed away Tuesday, May 31, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born Aug. 12, 1931 in Antwerp, the daughter of Harry and Bessie (Starry) Drexler. On Aug. 11, 1950 she married George Hunt, who preceded her in death on June 20, 2004. She worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 41 years and was a devout member of Antwerp United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a granddaughter, April Fruit, and great-grandchildren Chris Henry and Gage Speaks, all of Antwerp.

She also was preceded in death by a son, David; and a sister, rances Slattery.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3 at Antwerp United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Schneider officiating. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to Antwerp EMS, P.O. Box 1046, Antwerp OH 45813.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

 

TOM COY 1943-2011

PAULDING – Thomas “Tom” Russell Coy lost his battle with colon cancer and peacefully went to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 28.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1943 in Paulding, the son of Daniel R. and Helen M. (Smalley) Coy. He graduated from Paulding High School in 1961 and worked 39 years for Haviland Drainage products, 38 of those years as manager of Haviland Culvert Company, and 15 of those years in sales for Haviland Drainage Products. He was secretary-treasurer for over 30 years for the Board of Trustees of Drainage products Inc. and Haviland Culvert Company. He retired Jan. 1, 2010.

On Aug. 24, 1969, he married Diana L. Mansfield, who survives. In May 1980, Tom accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, the most important decision of his life. He attended Calvary Bible Church in Paulding for over 30 years.

Tom was an avid golfer, and he loved to watch golf on TV when he could no longer play the game. He was a member of the Auglaize Golf Club and of the Pleasant Valley Golf Course. He also loved Ohio State athletics, especially Buckeye football.

Also surviving are three sons, Matthew (Jennifer) Coy of Lewis Center, Jonathan (Jill) Coy of Chillicothe and Martin Coy of Blacklick; two grandsons, Ryan Coy of Lewis Center and Isaac Coy of Chillicothe; a granddaughter, Lauren Coy of Lewis Center; a brother, Daniel (Velma) Coy, Findlay; a sister, Mary (Terry) Woodard of Paulding; two nieces; and four great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at Calvary Bible Church, Paulding, with the Rev. Tiberius Rata and church elder John Mohr officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Defiance Area Youth For Christ or to Community Health Professionals of Paulding.

Online condolences may be shared at www.denherderfh.com

 

BETTY ESHEM

DEFIANCE – Betty G. Eshem, of Defiance, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born on Sept. 4 in East Point, Ky., the daughter of the late Goldie Marie Adkins. On Dec. 31, 1954, she married Douglas Eshem, who survives. She had worked as a nurses aide and was a member of the VFW and AMVETS auxiliaries. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Also surviving are four daughters, Judy (Michael) Sholl of Ney and Marilyn Clay, Janet Showman and Barbara (Randy) Clady, all of Defiance, a son, Douglas Eshem of Defiance; a brother, Randall (Wilma) Wells of Portsmouth; and many grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Huston.

Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday, May 31 at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance, with Pastor Bobby Branham officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be held two hours prior to services.

Preferred memorials are to the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Condolences may be shared at www.defiancefuneralhome.com.

 

JOHN SHAFER 1940-2011

PAULDING – John P. Shafer, age 70, died Saturday, May 28 at his residence.

He was born July 26, 1940 in Paulding County, the son of Albert and Ruth (DeLaney) Shafer. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Betty Jean Harp, who survives. He was the former owner of the Shafer Insurance Agency of Payne for 30 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Dupont Church of the Brethren in Dupont and was the owner and operator of J&B Foods of Paulding since 1976.

Also surviving are two sons, Terry (Paula) Shafer and Tim (Dianna) Shafer, both of Paulding; six grandchildren, Brianne, Natasha, Kellynn, Zakary, Laurenn and Michaela; and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Autymn and Kailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Shafer, in 2009; and his stepmother, Ocie Roughton Shafer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Den Herder Funeral Home Paulding with the Rev. Terry Porter officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, Brown Township.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the funeral home and one hour before services on Wednesday morning.

Preferred memorials are to American Diabetes Association or the Paulding County Relay For Life.

On line condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

NORMAN ROUGHTON 1955-2011

OAKWOOD – Norman E. Roughton, 56, of Oakwood, died Wednesday, May 25, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center in Defiance.

He was born Jan. 19, 1955, in Paulding, the son of Rex Raymond and Constance L. Sheely Roughton. On Aug. 19. 1979, he married Peggy Ordway, who survives in Oakwood.

He was employed by General Motors and retired in 2006. He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Defiance. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, boating, spending time with his family and living in Tennessee.

He is also survived by his mother, Connie (Sheely) Roughton Dobbelaere and his stepfather, Robert Dobbelaere of Camden, Mich.; two daughters, Janalee (Matthew) Hiltner of North Creek and Hillary (Jason) Daniels of Paulding; six grandchildren, Lane, Colton and Denali Hiltner and Ryan, Evan and Issac Daniels; two brothers, Dan (Jenny) Roughton of Cincinnati and Doug (Wendy) Roughton of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; and a sister, Karen (Bryan) Rider of Rome City, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Defiance with the Rev. Michael Donnally officiating. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery in Grover Hill.

Hours of visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance and one hour prior to services at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, the MDA/ALS Association at Vanderbilt University Medical Center or to the Community Health Professionals of Paulding.

 

PATRICIA NICELLEY 1922-2011

PAULDING – Patricia Ann Nicelley, age 88, died Wednesday, May 25 at Paulding County Hospital.

She was born June 4, 1922 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Winford and Evelyn (Berry) Doughty. She married Ralph L. Nicelley, who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1966. She previously served as Paulding County Clerk of Courts. She was a member of First Christian Church in Paulding, Paulding Garden Club and was a Master Gardener of the State of Ohio. She was a former correspondent for Fort Wayne Newspapers, and a former member of the Paulding Village Council.

She is survived by three sons, Roger (Jennifer) Nicelley, and Curtis (Lisa) Nicelley, both of Cecil, and Thomas (Shawna) Nicelley of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Maurice Doughty of Georgia and Walter Doughty of California; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Lee Ann Ricketts.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Greg Bibler officiating. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 4-8 Friday, May 27 at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to American Cancer Society or Master Gardeners Club.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

 

LLOYD STOLLER 1923-2011

PAULDING – Lloyd Donald Stoller, age 87, died Sunday, May 22 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.

He was born Nov. 27, 1923 in Paulding County, the son of Samuel C. and Mary H. (Metzger) Stoller. On Oct. 9, 1948, he married Catherine I. Tope, who survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, serving in the 96th Bomb Group, 338th Bomb Squadron, 8th Air Force. He was a B-17 flight engineer/top turret gunner. He was a prisoner of war in Germany for one year.

He was employed by Paulding–Putnam Electric as a line superintendent and was a former Paulding County Sheriff Reserve and a Paulding volunteer fireman. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Paulding, and a life member of VFW Post #587.

Also surviving are a son, Terry (Karen) Vance of Creston; a daughter, Bev (Jerry) Miller, Lewis Center; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother and twin sisters; a stepbrother, Richard Stoller; and two stepsisters, Dean Clark and Donna Temple.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Greg Bibler officiating. Burial will be in Blue Creek Cemetery, Haviland, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW Post #587.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to Paulding County Senior Center.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

 

RON LANDRIE 1947-2011

VAN WERT — Ron R. Landrie, 63, of Van Wert died at 4:35 a.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

He was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Paulding, the son of Russel Earl and Betty Lorene (Sitcler) Landrie, who both preceded him in death.

He was a 1965 graduate of Paulding High School and had been employed as a banker at City Loan Financial in Van Wert and Paulding for over 20 years. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #1197 and a member of the First Church of God in Van Wert. He was also a regular attendee of the Van Wert Sportsman Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Michelle (Brian) Landreville of Phoenix, Suzanne (Robert) Bland of Hoschton, Ga. and a younger daughter; his companion, Mary Miller of Van Wert; a brother, Michael Landrie of Napoleon; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Cowan and Son Funeral Home in Van Wert with Pastor Jacob Watts officiating. Burial will be in the Live Oak Cemetery in Paulding.

Hours of visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to services.

Preferred memorials are to the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

Online condolences may be sent to cowanfuneralhome.com

 

 

GORDON “HEAVY” FOUST 1957-2011

PAULDING – Gordon Gene “Heavy” Foust, age 53, died Wednesday, May 18 at Paulding County Hospital.

He was born July 23, 1957 in Paulding, the son of Elmer H. and Ruth Ellen (Kimmey) Foust. He was previously employed by Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp. He was owner/operator of Masquerade Karaoke in Paulding and Florida, and was lead singer and drummer of the band “Reno” for 25 years.

He is survived by a son, Gary Foust, Paulding, a daughter, Christy Foust, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Kathleen (Tom) Reinhart and Lori (Keith) Deming, both of Paulding; and two brothers, Mark Foust of Huron, Tenn. and Roland Foust, North Vernon, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. prior to services.

Donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

 

 

EUGENE WITTE 1924-2011

FORT WAYNE – Eugene L. Witte, 87, of Fort Wayne, died May 15 at the Country Inn Enhanced Living Center in Paulding.

He was born May 8, 1924, in Fort Wayne. He was married to Marjorie J. Witte, who preceded him in death. He was a member of the Trinity English Lutheran Church. He served 13 years on the board of directors of the Embassy Theater. He also was a volunteer at the Embassy Theater for 20 years.

He is survived by two sons, Steven L. of Naples, Fla. and Greg E. (Sandy) Witte of Woodburn; twin grandsons, Chris (Rachel) Witte and Craig (Heather) Witte and a great-granddaughter.

A private family service will be held. Entombment will be at Concordia Cemetery Gardens.

 

 

HOPE WALDRON 1920-2011

VAN WERT – Hope Adeline Waldron, 91, of Van Wert, died at 4:24 p.m. Friday, May 13 at the Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.

She was born Jan. 30, 1920, near Grover Hill, the daughter of Willard Wilson and Elmyra (Parks) Wilson Tow. On Aug. 15, 1936, she married Alvin Edward Waldron, who preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 2003. She farmed in Paulding County with her husband for 45 years. She also worked at Van Wert Manufacturing. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Van Wert, where she was active as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School staff, and various Bible studies. She also greatly loved God’s music. She was a member of Ohio Farmers Union and Ohio Farm Bureau and was active at the Council on Aging.

Surviving are a son, Alvin W. (Marilyn) Waldron of Convoy; one daughter, Corinne (Bruce) Fisher of Fort Wayne; a brother, Michael (Marie) Tow of Haviland; two sisters, Mary (Bud) Agnes of Spencerville and Rae Kay (Howard) Eager of Greenville, S.C.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dennis Waldron; a granddaughter, Heather Fisher; a great-granddaughter, Emily Waldron; one brother, Willis Wilson; and two sisters, Wilma Miller and Isabel Lichtenstein.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17 at First Baptist Church, Van Wert, with the Rev. Steve A. Robinson officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Convoy.

Calling hours are from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Preferred memorials are Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center or First Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.

 

TROY LAMBERT 1966-2011

CLOVERDALE – Troy D. Lambert, age 44, of Cloverdale, died Saturday, May 14 at Glandorf Ambulatory Care Center.

He was born Aug. 15, 1966 in Chicago, the son of Kenneth and Patsy Jean (Malone) Lambert. On Sept. 27., 1986, he married Carla Carter, who survives. He was a welder and worked at Steel Technologies in Ottawa and previously at New Millennium in Continental. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 372 in Defiance.

Also surviving are two daughters, Tracie (Brody) White of Paulding and Krista Lambert, Cloverdale; a son, Matthew, of Cloverdale; a granddaughter, Alayna White; a sister, Dianne (Danny) Orr of Defiance; two brothers, Timothy Johnson of Ayersville and Trevor (Becky) Lambert of Defiance; and his father, of Defiance.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance with Larry Colwell officiating. Burial will be in Ayersville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to American Cancer Society.

 

 

EDWARD “CHUCK” BRADFORD 1924-2011

OAKWOOD – Edward “Chuck” Bradford, 87, of Oakwood, passed away at 5:24 a.m. Wednesday, May 11 at Paulding County Hospital.

He was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Oakwood, the son of Edward and Stella (Williams) Bradford. On Oct. 13, 1945, he married Violet A. Tipsword, who preceded him in death Aug. 31, 2004. He worked for Cooper Furniture, was a farmer and carpenter, and was manager of Countrymark Grain Elevator for 20 years before retiring.

He is survived by a daughter, Vicki (Richard) Schweizer of Grand Junction, Colo.; a son, James (Hope) Bradford of Payne; four grandsons, Brad Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Nathan Bradford and Shawn Bradford; and seven great-grandchildren, Dereck Wilson, Adeline Bradford, Trenton Wilson, Braden Wilson, Julia Glasner, Maddox Bradford and EllaMarie Bradford.

Also preceding him in death were six brothers, Cecil, Bert, Jerry, Earl, Ralph and Bernard Bradford; and three sisters, Creda Soule, Blanch Carnahan and Lois Freede.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood with the Rev. Terry Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Little Auglaize Cemetery, Melrose.

Visitation will be from noon-6 p.m. Sunday, May 15 and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

 

IRENE SHULTZ-HAYS 1936-2010

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. – Irene Shultz-Hays, 74, of Scottsburg, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at the Scott Villa Living Center.

She was born June 13, 1936 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Eugene Irving and Evelyn Florence (Linebrink) Tunks. She was a retired cook for the old Best Western in Scottsburg, a former manager of the Lake Weir Laundromat in Ocklawaha, Fla. and the Sears Town Laundromat in Ocala, Fla. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #6582.

Surviving are two sons, Leroy W. “Bill” (Sandy) Shultz of Louisville and Michael Shultz of Scottsburg, Ind.; two daughters, Tina Payne and Alice Bryant, both of Scottsburg; a sister, Carolyn Roughton of Oakwood; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leroy William Shultz Sr., in 1987; and her second husband, John Hays, on March 4, 2009.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Melrose United Methodist Church in Melrose. Burial will be in Hedges Cemetery, Broughton. Local arrangements made by Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

 

 

RONALD FENTER 1947-2011

OAKWOOD – Ronald C. Fenter, 63, of Oakwood, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, May 9 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born July 17, 1947 in Defiance, the son of Harold and Anna Marie (Crampton) Fenter. On Jan. 29, 1971, he married Nancy Bish, who survives in Oakwood. He was retired.

Also surviving are two children, Dennis Lee Oglesbee of Findlay and Kathy Jean Cooper of Church Hill, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers; and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Terry and Marvin Fenter.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with chaplain Jeff Mayer officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services Saturday.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be sent to www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

DIANNE STOUFFER 1944-2011

PAULDING – Dianne Elizabeth (Heller) Stouffer, age 67, died Tuesday, May 10 at Paulding County Hospital.

She was born Jan. 25, 1944 in Defiance County, the daughter of George E. and Helen (Rieke) Heller. On Nov. 19, 1966 she married R. David Stouffer, who survives. She was employed as an LPN by Paulding County Hospital, retiring in 2005, and Paulding County Home Health Care. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding, where she was also a Sunday School teacher and served on the church council. She was a life member of John Paulding Historical Society and a member of the Flat Rock Creek Gas, Steam Tractor Association.

Also surviving are her mother, Helen Heller Andrews, Oakwood; a son, Neal (Kelly) Stouffer, Payne; a daughter, Jill (David) Engle, Bowling Green, two brothers, Ron (Jennie) Heller and Don (Cheryl) Heller, both of Defiance; and six grandchildren, Jordan and Morgan Engle, Matthew, Jacob, Luke and Emma Stouffer.

She was preceded in death by her father, and her stepfather, Walter Andrews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Revs. Karen Stetins and Julia Ronngren officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding County Hospital Home Health or John Paulding Historical Society.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

ALVIN LONG 1924-2011

OAKWOOD – Alvin L. Long, 87, of Oakwood, died 12:48 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born Feb. 16, 1924 in Perrysburg, the son of Henry and Julia (Morlock) Long. On March 15, 1946, he married Fanny May Adams, who survives in Oakwood. He retired from Grizzly Corp., Paulding. He was a member of Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, Oakwood, and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Also surviving are two sons, Steve (Beth) Long of Defiance and Rick Long of Grover Hill; a daughter, Connie Singer of Defiance; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, a brother and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13 at Twin Oaks United Methodist Church in Oakwood with Pastor Eric Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Hospice of Defiance County.

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

FRANCES SLATTERY 1924-2011

ANTWERP – Frances Slattery, age 86, of Antwerp, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011 at her residence.

She was born May 22, 1924, in Antwerp, the daughter of Harry and Bessie (Starry) Drexler. On Dec. 26, 1943, she married Leroy Slattery, who preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2011. They farmed and operated their own sawmill together. Frances also operated her own catering service.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald (Cindi) of Antwerp and Lynn (Carol) of Oriedo, Fla.; a sister, Wanda Hunt of Antwerp; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11 at Antwerp United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to Antwerp United Methodist Church Youth Program.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

SCOTT DOSTER 1969-2011

PAYNE – Scott E. Doster, 42, of Payne, passed away suddenly Monday, May 2, at Van Wert Hospital.

He was born April 30, 1969 in Paulding, the son of Paul and Patricia (McClish) Doster. On Feb. 14, 2009, he married Wendy Kaufman, who survives. He worked at Thompson Steel, Paulding and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, and the Antwerp American Legion Post.

Also surviving are two children, Leigha and Tucker; his parents, of Paulding; and brothers, Christopher (Sally) of Paulding and Todd (Rhonda) of Auburn, Ind.

His funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, with the Rev. Joseph Allen will officiating. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne, and also at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to Wendy Doster, P.O. Box 452, Antwerp OH 45813.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

 

TANA PALACIOS 1947-2011

ANTWERP – Atanasia “Tana” Palacios, 63, of Antwerp, passed away Wednesday, May 4 at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born July 30, 1947 in Wauseon, the daughter of the late Jose and Andrea (Martinez) Mendez. She was a member of South Scipio United Brethren Church.

Surviving are her children, Martina (Jim) Calhoun and Samuel Palacios, both of Antwerp, and Martin (Jennifer) of Tacoma, Wash.; siblings, Connie Thiel of Baton Rouge, La., Michael Mendez and Eleanor Estep, both of Fort Wayne, Nick Mendez of Cecil, Raymond Mendez of Ayersville, Mary Fry of Defiance, Joseph Mendez of Zion, Ill., Ami Dunderman of Antwerp and David Mendez of Ney; and grandchildren, Dante, Myah, Anissa, Olivia, Christian, Jayden, Tyler and Nichole.

She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Ted Mendez, Marianne Reyes, Ester McHargue, Joan Rodriguez and Chris Mendez.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Antwerp United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Gates officiating. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Dooley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 452, Antwerp OH 45813.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com