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Obituaries December 2011

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RITA KAUFMAN 1925-2012

PAULDING – Rita M. Kaufman, age 86, died Sunday, Jan. 1 at CHP Hospice, Defiance.

She was born Oct. 4, 1925 in Putnam County, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Meyer) Neise. On Aug. 3, 1946, she married Daniel J. Kaufman, who preceded her in death on March 17, 1976. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, and the VFW Post #587 Ladies Auxiliary. She was formerly employed by Cooper’s Grain and Feed of Paulding, retiring in 1991, and was the former owner/operator of Kaufman’s Bar and Grill from 1959-76.

She is survived by five daughters, Linda (David) Begley of Payne, Konnie Gerber, Jane (Steve) Sprow and Jackie (Tom) Boyd, all of Paulding, and Sue (Dave) Vogel, Lake Cormorant, Miss.; a son, Daniel (Sherry) Kaufman of Paulding; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. Burial will be in Cooper-Haines Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Masses; CHP Hospice, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

 

 

URSIE DeLONG HEMENOVER 1917-2011

ANTWERP – Ursie M. Hemenover, 94, of Antwerp, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born March 8, 1917 in Harlan, Ind., the daughter Aaron and Jennie (Shaffer) Gorrell. She was a homemaker and owner of The Pine Room Restaurant, Antwerp, and a member of Antwerp United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are two sons, Paul (Robbie) DeLong of Henderson, Nev. and Ray DeLong of Antwerp; four grandchildren, Andy, Tony and Shawn DeLong and Tammie Provines; and seven great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford DeLong and Roy Hemenover; and siblings, Myra Johnson, Dora Hissong and Lloyd, Roy and Joseph Gorrell.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Antwerp United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, and one hour prior to services on Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to the church.

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

 

TROY TALBOTT 1944-2011

VAN WERT – Troy R. Talbott, 67, of Van Wert, died at 11:57 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born July 16, 1944 in Big Stone Gap, Va., the son of Floyd Marcus and Mae (Back) Talbott, who both preceded him in death. He was a longtime resident of Claiborne County, Tenn.

Surviving are Ruth Healy, his beloved companion of 12 years; four children, Christine Manning, Cathy (Martin Paul) Talbott Newman and John Marcus Talbott, all of Grover Hill, and Kimberly Linton of Ruffin, N.C.; siblings, Lissie (Phillip) Kirk of Van Wert, Nancy (Jim) Scott of Grover Hill, Laura (Leonard) Subler of Van Wert and Doug (Margaret “Bunny”) Talbott of Charloe; grandchildren, Tabatha (Cory) Maynard of Grover Hill, Zachary Manning of Milford Center, Dustin Allen (Kindall) Brooks of Grover Hill, Samuel Holley of Grover Hill, Duaine Healy of Van Wert, Stevanna Linton of Convoy, and Logan and Ivy Linton, both of Middlesboro, Ky.; and great-grandchildren, Faith Maynard, Justin Manning and Jaydan Maynard, all of Grover Hill, Kaden Healy of Rose Hill, Va. and Aurora Linton of Convoy. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by two children in infancy, Troy Talbott Jr. and Tina Marie Talbott; a sister, Betty Simindinger; and two brothers, Charles and Marcus Talbott.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Brickner Funeral Home, Van Wert, with K.C. Klarner officiating. Visitation will be held from noon-3 p.m. prior to services. A dinner will follow the service at the Van Wert VFW.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left  at www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.


 

Mildred Ludwig Timma 1916-2011

PAYNE – Mildred E. Timma, 95, of Payne, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29 at The Gardens of Paulding.

Mildred was born in Payne on May 24, 1916, a daughter of the late Melinda (Marquardt) and Frank Ames.

She had been a store clerk at Bachelor's Department Store and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.

In 1941, she married Lester Ludwig, who passed away in 1973. Mildred then married Raymond Timma in 1997. He passed away in 2003.

Mildred will be sadly missed by her children, Carol Ludwig of Clover, S.C. and Paul Ludwig of Payne; grandchildren, Rick Place of Clover, S.C. and Carrie Grubbs of Edon, N.C. and four great grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by her brother, Roy Ames.

Viewing is Tuesday, Jan. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

Her funeral service is at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, at 10 am, with viewing one hour prior on Wednesday, January 4th, with Rev. Fred Meuter officiating.

She will be laid to rest at Blue Creek Cemetery.

Memorials are to the church.

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

 

 

KELLI HALE 1966-2011

COLUMBUS – Kelli J. Hale, 45, of Middle Point, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

She was born Oct. 8, 1966 in Bluffton, the daughter of Jerry and Becky (Anspach) Marshall of Bluffton. On Oct. 28, 1998, she married Shane W. Hale, who survives. She was a former sale executive at Root Outdoor Advertising in Lima and a former office manager at Western/Southern Life Insurance Company. She also was a member of Countryline Christ of the Brethren in Harrod and a 1985 graduate of Bluffton High School.

Also surviving are two sons, Dustin and Jacob; three daughters, Sarah, Cassie and Lyndsey; two brothers, Bruce (Amy) Marshall of Bluffton and Mike (Angie) Marshall of Van Wert; her father-in-law, Gary (Suzanne) Hale of Paulding; and her mother-in-law, Kim (Woody) Woodard of North Fort Myers, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

A service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, with Pastor Dave Thompson officiating.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanandsonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Leo E. Winchester 1920-2011

OAKWOOD – Leo E. Winchester, 91, of Oakwood died Wednesday, Dec. 28 at his residence. He was born Sept. 6, 1920 in Toledo to the late Alfred and Nellie (Carnahan) Winchester. On April 6, 1940 he married Beullah Grimes who survives in Oakwood.

Leo worked at Grizzly in Paulding; after Grizzly closed he worked for Koester’s in Defiance.

Also surviving are two children, Helen Winchester and Donald A. (Barbara) Winchester both of Oakwood; two grandchildren, Marlin and Paul Winchester and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Amy Winchester; three brothers, Clovice, Howard, and Nile Winchester and a sister, Deliah Winchester.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Services will be held 11 a.m. with Rev. Stan Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice or to the Gideon’s.

Condolences can be expressed at:  www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

LOUISE L. REINHART 1923-2011

FORT WAYNE – Louise L. Reinhart, 88, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28.

She was born Dec. 16, 1923 in Paulding, to the late Martin and Mae (Kauser) Reinhart. She graduated from Paulding High School in 1942 and retired from General Electric in 1989. She was a member of Elex Club, GE Quarter Century Club, AARP, 901C10 and SPCA.

Surviving are her sisters, Helen Mott and Deloris (Alan) Whirrett, both of Paulding, four nephews and a niece.

Louise was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Glenn Mott.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at the D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m. Graveside service will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding.

Prayers will be said 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at the funeral home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue in Fort Wayne. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Avenue in Fort Wayne with Fr. Cyril Fernandes officiating.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com

 

Patricia M. Darrow 1946-2011

BRYAN – Patricia M. Darrow, age 65, of Bryan, died at 12:16 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, where she was a patient. Mrs. Darrow was a homemaker, enjoyed camping and was an avid garage sale enthusiast.

Patricia M. Darrow was born on April 19, 1946, in Paulding, the daughter of Dale and Marie (Knapp) Vance. She married William J. Darrow, Sr. on November 26, 1966, in Alvordton and he survives.

Survivors also include her children, Tim Vance, Ronda Lewis, Marsha Darrow, Steven (and fianceé, Michele Gabot) Darrow, and Bill (Tammy) Darrow, Jr., all of Bryan; six grandchildren, Tiffany Sidle (and fiancé, Tony Arquette), Lyndsey Darrow, Alaina and Emmie Darrow, and Allie and Katelyn Darrow; and one great-granddaughter, Rylee K. Arquette. She is also survived by two sisters, Connie Starkey of Bryan, and Janet (Bill) Lawson of Mesa, Ariz. and three brothers, Bob Vance, David Vance and Bill (Patty) Vance, all of Paulding. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tom Vance.

Visitation was at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan. Services followed in the church with Rev. Mary Beth Smith-Gunn officiating. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery near Hillsdale, Mich.

Memorials are requested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com

 

 

Georgeanna Hahn 1954-2011

ANTWERP – Georgeanna Hahn, age 57, died Sunday, Dec. 25 at the Manor House Assisted Living, Antwerp.

She was born March 15, 1954 in Bay City, Mich., the daughter of Charles R. and Edna (Haslip) Hahn.

She is survived by her mother, Edna Hahn, Defiance; three brothers, Ralph (Karen) Hahn, Defiance, Jack Hahn, Napoleon, and Weldon Hahn, Evansport; a sister, Nancy (Larry) Stoller, Paulding and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her father.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, is handling arrangements.

 

 

EMERSON WELLMAN 1927-2011

PAULDING  — Emerson H. Wellman, 84, of Paulding, died Monday, Dec. 26, at the Paulding County Hospital. He retired to go to Heaven.

He was born July 17, 1927, in Defiance, the son of George and Mabel (Hall) Wellman Sr. On July 6, 1985, he married Linda Leslie Wellman, who survives in Paulding.

He was a WWII Navy veteran and was employed by Browns Bakery for 45 years as a driver. He also owned Wellman and Sons Electric and had worked at Stokley.

He was a member of the Paulding V.F.W. #587 and was a driver for the Paulding County Senior Center for 17 years.

He is also survived by four sons, Ron (Sharon) Wellman of Defiance, Rick (Sandy) Wellman of Naples, Fla., Jeff Wellman of Belton, Texas and Gaylord John Proxmire of Paulding; two daughters, Kim (Todd) Kruse of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio and Lisa (Marty) Adams of Oakwood; a brother, Bruce Wellman of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Kathleen Ward of Napoleon, Betty Mansfield of Defiance and Arlene (Pete) Miller of Defiance; 22 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ladonna G. (Mobley) Wellman who died Jan. 22, 1971, a grandson, two brothers, George Wellman Jr. and Edwin Wellman and a sister, Marilean Schwab.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral home in Defiance with the Rev. Larry Grow officiating.

Hours of visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens in Defiance County where the Paulding County V.F.W. #587 will conduct graveside services.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Paulding County Senior Center.

 

STEPHANIE LEHMAN 1949-2011

Stephanie Lehman,62, of Grover Hill, died at 8:45 a.m., Monday, Dec. 26, at the Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.

She was born April 6, 1949, in Van Wert, the daughter of Floyd and Goldie (Stahl) Stemen, who both preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and had attended the Zion United Methodist Church in Grover Hill.

She is survived by a son, Joshua Lehman of Grover hill and a daughter, Jessica (Jason) Gillespie of Lewis Center, Ohio; a sister, Jenny Tobias of Indiana; and two grandchildren, Corbin Lehman and Ava Gillespie.

There will be no calling hours or services at this time.

Preferred memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 

STEVEN SCHMIDT 1955-2011

PAYNE — Steven J. Schmidt, 56, of Payne, left to join Jesus and his mother, Betty (Axe) Schmidt on Sunday, Dec. 25, at his residence, following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 17, 1955, in Hicksville, the son of Paul  and Betty (Axe) Schmidt.

He graduated from Wayne Trace High School in May, 1973, joined the U.S. Army in August, 1973 and was honorably  discharged in August, 1976.

He attended Defiance College and  worked at Taylor Made Glass until 1997.  He was currently employed at Pleasant Valley Golf Course and was a published author.

All who knew him remember his generosity and kindness. He was not one to desire attention for things he did for others.  He was a private and quiet man and would help anyone in need.  

He was also a hard worker and dear friend to many.  He was not only a wonderful caring son, but also a very dear brother.

He will be sadly missed by his father, Paul; brothers, Mark (Jo) of Altamonte Springs, Fla., Kim (Robin) of Toledo, David (Helen) of Seymour, Ind., Lynn (Brenda) of Salem, Randy (Kathleen) of Muncie, Ind. and Tyler (Kris Sanders) of Payne; sisters, Nancy (Michael) Hicks of Payne, Julie (James) Schneider of Convoy, Cindy (David) Rahrig of Liberty Center and Heidi (Robert) Simmons of Springport, Ind. and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held  at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30 at Dooley Funeral Home in Payne with Rev. Paul Hamrick officiating with viewing one hour prior to services.

Hours of visitation will be  from 4 to 8 pm, Thursday, Dec. 29, at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

LUCILLE SESLAR 1913-2011

ANTWERP — Lucille M. Seslar, 98, of Antwerp,  passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 24, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

She was born March 30, 1913, in Antwerp, the daughter of the late Ada (Banks) and Julius Horn.  She married Gerald V. Seslar in 1932 and he preceded her in death in 1967.

She was a  loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.  Lucille also was a homemaker, seamstress and a devout member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish and the Rosary Altar Society. She was very well known in her hometown, and was extremely knowledgeable of the historical facts that local newspapers often contacted her for insight.

Lucille was beloved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed by her children, Julene Ott of Hamilton, Ind. and Bart (Vicki) Seslar of Bluffton, Ind.; a sister, Ola (Gene) Hughes of Antwerp; four grandchildren, Eric, Ashley and Brett Seslar and Jacee (Bobby) Franz, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth (Mike) Horn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, at  the  Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Antwerp.

Hours of visitation will be from 4-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Dooley’s  Funeral Home in Antwerp with a vigil service at 7:30 pm. Viewing is also from 9-9:30 a.m., Thursday,  at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Maumee Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to the church.

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

 

MABLE SESLAR 1917-2011

PAULDING — Mable E. Seslar, 94, died Friday, Dec. 23, at the Gardens of Paulding.

She was born July 1, 1917 in Oakwood, the daughter of Hershal and Blanche (Harmon) Winner. On July 28, 1938, she married William “Bernard” Seslar, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1988.

She was a member of Paulding United Methodist Church, John Paulding Historical Society, Paulding County Election Board, the Paulding County Hospital Auxiliary, United Methodist Church Women, and Paulding High School Music Mothers.  She was previously employed by the former Burke Shoe Store, DeLaet Shoe Store and Stokley Canning Plant, all of Paulding.

She is survived by a son, James (Mary Ann) Seslar of Gallup, N.M.; two daughters, Betty Jean “Cookie” (Dave) Adolph, Columbus, Ohio and Cindy (Dan) Stuart of Fort Wayne; a sister, Kathleen Cooper of Garrett, Ind.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death  by two brothers, Basil Winner and infant William Winner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Paulding United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Lowell officiating.

Hours of visitation will be from 2 - 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, OH.

Donations may be made to the Paulding United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

RUSSELL A. GRIMES 1931-2011

NEY — Russell A. Grimes, 80, of Ney died on Thursday, Dec. 22, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born May 1, 1931, in Paulding County, the son of Henry and Marjorie (Johnson) Grimes. On Oct. 4, 1947, he married Imogene Ankney, who survives.

He was employed by the Zellers Corp. for eight years and then retired from General Motors following 25 years of service as a millwright.

He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church and Local #211. He enjoyed gardening, farming and the outdoors.

Also surviving are three sons, Jeffery (Sue) Grimes of Osseo, Mich., Bruce Grimes of Reno, N.Y. and Rick Grimes of Pioneer; a daughter, Cindy (George) Dix of Ney; two sisters, Rita Langdon of Van Wert and Ramona Shaffer of Sherwood; a brother, Ronald (Carol) Grimes of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Grimes.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance with the Rev. Donald L. Luhring officiating.

Hours of visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29 at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the Wonderly family.

 

KENNY STALLBAUM 1952-2011

OAKWOOD — Kenny “Silky” L. Stallbaum, 59, died Thursday, Dec. 22 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.

He was born April 30, 1952, in Paulding County, the son of Ray F. and Thais (Bryan) Stallbaum.

On Feb. 8, 1986, he married Diane Carr, who survives.

He was employed by GM Powertrain, Defiance, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Melrose United Methodist Church, UAW #211 and was an avid woodworker and pool player.

He is also survived by his mother, Thais Stallbaum of Paulding; three sons, Trevor Tracy, of Defiance, Troy (Wendy) Tracy, of Continental, and Petty Officer Second Class Paul Stallbaum, United States Navy, Oakwood; a brother, Ted R. Stallbaum of De Land, Fla.; a sister, Sally (Dave) Egler, Defiance and four grandchildren, Bradon, Darion, Carson, and Ashlynn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray F. Stallbaum; a twin sister, Kathy Lou Stallbaum in 1953 and sister, Sandra Sue Welch.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Den Herder Funeral Home, with Pastor Eileen Kochensparger officiating.

Visitation will be from 2:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

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

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

OLAN BIDLACK 1927-2011

OAKWOOD- Olan E. Bidlack, 84, of Oakwood, died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born April 18, 1927 in Defiance, the son of Orange and Elsie (Matson) Bidlack. He married Oleta Enders, and they later divorced. She survives in Toledo.

He was an operator at Johns-Manville in Defiance and a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a life member of Paulding VFW, a member of Continental American Legion Post #541 and the Defiance Eagles.

He is also survived by his children, David (Sharon) Bidlack, Sr. of Cecil, Rick Bidlack of Defiance, Pam (Jerry) Bronner of Deltona, Fla., and Terry (Karen) Bidlack of Oakwood; a sister, Esther Linebrink of Defiance; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were two sons, Michael and Randy Bidlack.

Services were held Friday, Dec. 23, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home in Oakwood.

Burial followed in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood with military rites conducted by the Continental American Legion.

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

 

SALLY LORDEN

FORT WAYNE – Sally A. Lorden, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

Born in Paulding, Sally had worked at Scotts Grocery Store at Pine Valley.

Surviving are her sons, Micah (Sheri) Fullerton and Derek Fullerton, both of Fort Wayne, and Damian (Deena) Daniels of Massachusetts; a sister, Susan (John) Tinlin of Payne; a brother, Mike (Madge) Cadwallader of Valdese, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; her fiancée, Ron Hunton of Fort Wayne; and six beloved felines.

She was preceded in death by husband, Jim; and parents Raymond and Maxine Cadwallader.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.

 

GEORGE RHONEHOUSE 1935-2011

ANTWERP – George F. Rhonehouse Jr., 76, of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Sandusky, the son of the late George F. Sr. and Ruth (Kreimes) Rhonehouse. He served seven years in the U.S. Army Reserves and one year of active duty. On July 20, 1957, he married Joan Zuber, who preceded him in death on April 27, 1996. In 1977, he co-founded Tempered Glass Specialists Antwerp, with his brother Don. George was a member of the Antwerp American Legion Post 253 and the Antwerp United Methodist Church. He always suported his community. He was a named Antwerp Citizen of the Year and then Gem of the Year in 2010. He also had been chairman of the board of the Antwerp Exchange Bank.

Surviving are his children, Jill Ptak and Jeff (Cheryl), both of Antwerp, and Julie (Mike) Hicks of West Granby, Conn.; grandchildren, Brittany, Jennifer Kemerer, Caleb Ptak, Miranda and Ethan Hicks; and siblings, Don of The Villages, Fla., Larry of South Carolina, Darlene Mabis of Edon and Pam Ferguson of Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at Antwerp United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services on Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to Parkinson Foundation, 1930 North State Route, Oak Harbor OH 43449.

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

 

JOHN “JACK” CARR 1922-2011

ANTWERP – John L. “Jack” Carr, 89, a lifelong resident of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18 while wintering in Lake Placid, Fla.

He was born Sept. 3, 1922. On Dec. 29, 1943, he married Juanita Smitley, who survives. He served 4-1/2 years in the Navy in World War II aboard the USS Augusta. He was a retired 25-year employee of Dana-Weatherhead. He enjoyed hobbies of farming, fishing and old Western movies, and took great pride in the upkeep of his property.

Also surviving are a daughter, Kathy (Bob) Myers, Antwerp; four grandchildren, Lyle Jr. “Butch” of Charloe, Lisa (Bill) Sheets of Hicksville, Ginette Myers of Antwerp and Brian Myers of Montpelier; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Miller of Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lyle; a brother, Rolland Carr; and a sister, Rama (Carr) Stimpson.

At the request of Mr. Carr, there will be no services. A private family burial will take place at Maumee Cemetery at a later date. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

 

S. VERNON RAKES 1947-2011

OAKWOOD – S. Vernon Rakes, 64, of Defiance and formerly of Oakwood, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 28, 1947 in Big Creek, W.Va. to the late John Sherman and Perlina (Lambert) Rakes. He retired from GM in Defiance. He was a member of Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, Oakwood, and a former member of the Oakwood Fire Dept. He was an avid trap and skeet shooter, liked to fish and was an all around outdoorsman. He enjoyed playing his guitar, bowling and loved his bird, George.

Surviving are four children, Michael (Pearl) Rakes of Sherwood, Richard Rakes of Florida, Tonya (Gary Huss) Fisher of Oakwood and Amanda (Chad Rudder) Rakes of Deshler; 11 grandchildren, Andrew, Ian, Ian, Sasha, Tyler, Garrett, Sophia, Chelsea, Michael, Ronald and Kayla; a sister, Madgie (Cliff) Nally of Defiance; four brothers, Bethel (Wilma) Rakes of Oakwood, and Frank (Virgie) Rakes, Arnold (Linda) Rakes and Ernest (Trudy) Rakes, all of Defiance.

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Mamie Mullins and Geraldine Rakes; and brothers, Bub, Russell, Tom and Clarence.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Pastor Eric Daily officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 and one hour prior to services Wednesday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood.

Preferred memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

CLANCY COOMER 1939-2011

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Clarence Allen “Clancy” Coomer, 72, formerly of Payne, was called unexpectedly to be with his Heavenly Father Friday, Dec. 16 at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Clarence succumbed to complications caused by the sudden onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

He was born Nov. 26, 1939, the eldest of 10 children born to Cletus (formerly of Payne, now Titusville) and Alice (Stoller) Coomer. and graduated from Payne High School in 1958, where he was active in track, football, basketball and the band. Clancy attended Huntington College, Indiana University and later worked at International Harvester as a journeyman electrician for 16 years before semi-retiring, purchasing the Garden Park Apartments complex with his wife Glenna (Burry) and moving to Titusville, Fla. in 1975 until the present. He was known as a highly intelligent, religious man with an exceptional sense of humor and lightning quick wit. Known for his keen ability to stretch a dollar, Clancy was also a very generous man who will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

Clarence was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Stoller Coomer (1920-1984) and his youngest brother Dean Z. Coomer (1951-1992)

Surviving are siblings, Jerry (Ardis) of Boyceville, Wis., Merrit (Dolly) and Phillip, both of Fort Wayne, Michael (Lois) of Fond du Lac, Wis., Alice (Ed) Wenninger of Haviland, twins Marilyn (Henry) Bertot of Titusville and Carolyn Coomer of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Janice (Brent) Swanson of Titusville; four children, Brian of Tomah, Wis. and Cletus Mark, Matthew and Denise Byrd, all of Titusville; two stepchildren, Cheri Burry-Kharsah and Michael Burry, both of Titusville; 16 grandsons and 11 granddaughters; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Park Avenue Baptist Church, Titusville. St. Johns Family Funeral Home, St. Augustine, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family or the donors’ favorite charity.

 

 

LeROY BAUMERT 1927-2011

PAYNE – LeRoy R. “Whitey” Baumert, 84, of Payne, passed away after a short illness, Friday, Dec. 16 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Allen County, Ind., the son Carl and Minerva (Louden) Baumert. On Nov. 28, 1946, he married his wife of 65 years, Nadine Myers, who survives. He retired from at Dana Corp. Auburn, and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and New Haven Masonic Lodge #740.

Also surviving are three daughters, Kathleen (Gene) Flaugh and Kristine (Gary) Gerardot, both of Payne, and Karen (Jim) Derrow of Auburn; siblings, William of New Haven and Doris Doty of Columbia City; seven grandchildren, Trent and Kiley Flaugh, Kimra Williamson, Andrea Haskins, Ryan and Troy Gerardot and Jessica Riebesehl; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two siblings, Helen McNeal and Charles Baumert.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, with the Rev. Fred Meuter officiating. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 2-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at the church with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Visitation also will be held one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to the church or Paulding Hospice.

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

 

 

PHYLLIS HANSELMAN 1916-2011

HAILEY, Idaho – Phyllis Hanselman, 95, of Hailey, Idaho, died Saturday, Dec. 11 in St. Lukes Hospital.

She was born June 23, 1916 on her grandfather’s farm near Latty, the daughter of Russell Roscoe and Minnie Maude (Leslie) Lamb. Phyllis and her older sister, Mapha, were excellent students and star basketball players on the Latty High School basketball team. After graduation, Phyllis and Mapha raised a small herd of sheep and saved enough money to set off on a six-week adventure touring the American West by automobile in 1938. Her family treasures an incredibly detailed journal of this and subsequent trips.

On Feb. 29, 1936, she married Edward Alfred Buehler and was widowed soon afterwards in a tragic farm accident. Their daughter, Sandra Sue (Buehler/Hanselman) Errett, was born soon after. On March 2, 1943, Phyllis married Ralph Galen Hanselman of Gooding, Idaho, and together they farmed the Ohio farms while raising three more children, Galen, Sharon and Diane.

On one of their many trips to visit Idaho, Ralph and Phyllis purchased the Ketchum Trailer Park in 1961 and then moved there in 1962 with their three younger children. Ralph managed the trailer park and Phyllis became the local Avon representative, meeting nearly everyone in the 700-person town of Ketchum. They sold the trailer park and retired to Twin Falls, Idaho in the late 1970s. When Ralph passed in 1994, Phyllis relocated to Hailey, Idaho to be closer to her family.

She enjoyed traveling, embroidering, cooking, quilting and playing Deuces Wild slot machines in Jackpot, Nev. At the age of 90, she would frequently drive herself to Jackpot for an afternoon of entertainment. As her eyesight became worse, Galen would fly her to Jackpot to keep her from driving.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Sandra Errett, Sharon Isom and Diane Clark; a son, Galen Hanselman; a sister, Mapha Schaadt (age 97 and still farming but not playing basketball quite as much); and her loving and loyal companion, Sugie, her Siamese cat.

She also was preceded in death by a sister, Harriet Straley.

A private graveside service was held Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Ketchum Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at the Wood River Inn. Wendy Collins presided over the graveside service.

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EDNA SITTON 1918-2011

BATON ROUGE, La. – Former Paulding resident Edna M. Sitton, age 93, died Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge.

She was born July 19, 1918 in Dayton, the daughter of Claude and Irene (Joyce) Smith. On Sept. 8, 1945, she married William M. Sitton Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1994. She retired from the former Hometown Nursing Home, Paulding. She was a member of the Paulding Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by two sons, William M. Sitton Jr., Baton Rouge, and John F. Sitton, Indiana, Pa.; two daughters, Irene Duffany of Portsmouth and Elizabeth (Edward) Hopkins, Baton Rouge; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Charles Sitton; three brothers, Edward, Ray and Robert Smith; and three sisters, Erma Sitton, Kathryn Long and Elnora Wilhelm.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Kim Semran officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

 

HAROLD SWEET 1929-2011

WOODBURN – Harold “Junior” Sweet, 82, of Woodburn, passed away Monday, Dec. 12 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Antwerp, the son of Harold Ray and Mildred (Rupert) Sweet. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, was a member of the New Haven VFW and retired from Woodburn Diamond Die. On May 4, 1963, Junior married Elaine Russwinkle, who survives. He was an avid fisherman.

Also surviving are a daughter, Cheryl (Bill) Walker of Hulen, Ky.; a granddaughter, Brittanie Walker; and siblings, Wayne Sweet and Phyllis Timbrook, both of Hicksville, Shirley Myer of Fort Wayne and Bonnie Walton of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Burial will be in Scipio Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to the Woodburn Food Bank.

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

 

 

EDNA FOWLER 1930-2011

PAYNE – Edna L. Wannemacher Fowler, 81, of Payne, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8 at her residence.

She was born April 28, 1930 in Paulding and raised in McGill, the daughter of Samuel and Lillian (Johnson) Harris. On May 20, 1949, she married Alphons Wannemacher Jr., who died Dec. 16, 1969. On Jan. 26, 1974, she married Lester Fowler, who survives. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, the Evening Stars Study Club, the Town and Country Club and the Payne Grange. She worked at the title office in Paulding and the Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance under Carl Ankney and Jim Hooker. She also wrote for the Paulding Progress and Antwerp Bee Argus.

Also surviving are her children, Judith (Larry) Hammons of Fort Wayne, Jane (James) Collis of Payne and Michael (Lynette) Fowler, Debra Thompson, Kevin (Diana) Fowler and Bruce (Lisa) Fowler, all of Columbus; a sister, Kathryn Harries of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by three sons, Allan Joe, Byron and Myron Wannemacher; and two brothers, Leonard and Wesley Ward Harris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne, with the Rev. G. Allan Fillman officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 and from 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or American Cancer Society.

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

 

LINDA SCARBROUGH 1937-2011

LEWIS CENTER – Linda Ann Lease Scarbrough, 74, of Lewis Center, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Dec. 8, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 4, 1937 in Columbus, the daughter of Jean and Dallas Lease. She was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church and was an avid gardener who loved to travel and spend time with all her family.

She is surviving by her husband, Tom Rees; sons, Jeffrey Rand “Randy” Scarbrough of Centerburg and Gary Scarbrough of Dublin; a daughter, Gina Heller of Delaware; granddaughters, Jennifer (Josh) Schultz, Amy (Adam) Burke and Mackenzie Heller; a grandson, Bryce Heller; an aunt, Kathleen Winter of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and a cousin, Ruth Ellen Brown of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Gene Scarbrough.

The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Rodman Neeper Funeral Home in Delaware.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at Liberty Presbyterian Church in Delaware with Pastor Becky Hart officiating. Family graveside services will be held at the Hale Cemetery in Mount Victory.

Preferred memorials are to HomeReach Hospice.

 

MARCELLENE NOLL 1933-2011

ANTWERP – Marcellene L. Noll, 78, of Antwerp, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born March 31, 1933 in Antwerp, the daughter of the late George and May (Hissong) Elliott. She was a 1951 graduate Antwerp High School. On June 30, 1956, she married Jerry Noll, who preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2006. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp, the Chamber of Commerce, the Antwerp and Hicksville Community Theater, the Eastern Star and the advisory board for the Manor House. She also had been active in Scouting.

She worked at Hardware Wholesalers, North American Van Lines and was a corespondent for the Antwerp Bee Argus, the Paulding Progress and the Defiance Crescent. She retired in 1999 from the Antwerp Local School, where she started as a reading aide in 1974. She was instrumental in building the first computer lab and the long distance learning program at the school.

Surviving are her children, Cheri (Mike) Oxender of Napoleon, Evan (Laura) of LaPorte, Ind. and Mark of Indianapolis; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Norbert, Gilbert and Elmo Elliott.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp with Pastor Mike Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Visitation also will be held one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

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

 

 

JESSIE BRANHAM 1958-2011

OAKWOOD – Jessie Branham, 53, of Oakwood, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3 at his residence.

He was born May 4, 1958 in Pikeville, Ky., the son of the late Denver and Creedy (Ratliff) Branham. On June 24, 2008, he married Mary Ann Steffes, who survives.

Also surviving are three stepchildren, Dakota Valdez and Christina Valdez, both of Paulding, and Alysha Valdez of Defiance; two brothers, Richard Branham Sr. of Continental and Denny Branham of Pleasant Bend; and five sisters, Brenda McBride of Continental, Marie Budd of Oakwood, and Loretta Butcher, Marjorie Branham and Darla Conley, all of Defiance.

A sister, Lois Branham-Moore, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with the Rev. Bobby Branham officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

Condolences may be sent to www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

DONNA KUHN 1933-2011

PAYNE – Donna Rae Kuhn, 77, of Payne, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1 at her residence.

She was born Dec. 26, 1933 in Payne, the daughter of Glenn and Helen (Ruger) Kilpatrick. On June 11, 1955, she married Daniel Kuhn, who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1993. She worked as a registered nurse at Dallas Lamb Foundation Home and Van Wert Manor and was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish.

Surviving are her children, Robert and Jean, both of Payne; two grandchildren, Daniel and Natalie; and three siblings, Howard Kilpatrick of Payne, Lois Northy of Fort Wayne and John Kilpatrick of Spencerville, Ind.

She also was preceded in death by two children, Richard Joseph and Barbara Lynn; and two brothers, W. Erwin and Herbert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 and 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday.

Preferred memorials are to PARC Lane.

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

 

 

LEO ROSS 1919-2011

ANTWERP – Leo Ford Ross, 92, of Antwerp, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Gardens of Paulding.

He was born Aug. 29, 1919 in O akwood, the son of the Charles and Gertrude (Williams) Ross. On July 27, 1938, he married Monta Ross, who preceded him in death May 25, 2010. He was a truck driver and welder at Fruehauf Trucking and a member of the Bryan Eagles.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen (Sam) Rice of Antwerp; two sons, Robert (Marilyn) of Butler and Dick (Carolyn) of Antwerp; a sister, Virginia Wilson of Ottawa; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Also preceding him in death were a sister, Betty Wallace; a brother, Verlin; and a grandson, Scott.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and one hour prior to services on Monday.

Preferred memorials are to Kidney Foundation of Ohio or Leukemia Society of Indiana.

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

 

ROBERT DUFFEY 1937-2011

PAULDING – Robert Burr Duffey, age 74, died Thursday, Dec. 1 at Community Health Professionals Hospice, Defiance.

He was born Aug. 28, 1937 in Toledo, the son of George R. and Eleanor L. (Saul) Duffey. On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Barbara Ann Focht, who survives. He was employed by BF Goodrich, retiring in 2005 after 44 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Paulding, where he was a deacon.

Also surviving are his mother, Eleanor Duffey, Genoa; a son, Robert (Mary) Duffey, Paulding; four daughters, Larisa (Juan) Maristany of Laramie, Wyo., Shari (Gary) Gallant of Defiance, Jeane (Bill) Shawver of Grove City and Tena (Jeremy) Crist, Fort Wayne; a brother, T. Michael Duffey, Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Barbara (Richard) Mackling, Inverness, Fla., Kathy Duffey Hardin of Woodville and Virginia (Earl) O’Hara, Genoa; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; a a daughter, Laura L. Duffey; a brother-in-law, Don Hardin; and a sister-in-law, Marsha Duffey.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Calvary Bible Church, Paulding, Dr. Tiberius Rata officiating. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp. Den Herder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Defiance Area Youth For Christ or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

 

JOAN LAMBRIGHT 1931-2011

DEFIANCE – Former Scott resident Joan G. Lambright, age 80, died Sunday, Nov. 27 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

She was born Nov. 7, 1931 in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of Vaughn and Maria C. (Dupke) Grubaugh. On June 3, 1951, she married Maxie Joe Lambright, who survives. She was employed by Wayne Trace Schools for 35 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Paulding County Retired Teachers Association.

Also surviving are three sons, Maxie Jay (Sarah) Lambright of Beachwood, Steven Michael (Kate) Lambright of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Jeffrey Alan (Mary) Lambright, Bloomington, Ind.; a brother, Vaughn F. (Betty) Grubaugh Jr. of Lima; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Wetnight.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Den Herder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to CHP Inpatient Hospice, Defiance College, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com