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Obituaries October 2012
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Wednesday, October 03, 2012 2:54 PM

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JOHN MOORE

LATTY – John E. Moore, age 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Parkview North, Fort Wayne.

He was born in Paulding County, the son of Joseph P. and Emma (Moorehead) Moore. He was employed by Haviland Tile Company.

Surviving are a son, Bradley Moore, Latty, and a granddaughter.

There were no services. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, handled arrangements.

 

 

FRED “BILL” VARNER 1939-2012

DEFIANCE – Fred “Bill” W. Varner, age 73, passed away Monday, Oct. 29 at his residence.

He was born July 21, 1939 in Oakwood, the son of Helen E. (Harmon) Varner Thomas and Fred Varner. On Nov. 23, 1958, he married Linda Brewer, who survives. He retired from Lafarge Corporation, Paulding, in 1997. He also worked at Paulding Exempted Village Schools and Innovative Assembly Services, Paulding.

Also surviving are a sister, Barbara Ott; a stepsister, Thelma Thomas; two sons, Rick (Karen) Varner and Randy (Sara) Varner; eight grandchildren, Brett Varner, Nikki (Shawn) Hull, Kristen (Bill) Baumert, Erin (Daimon) Meeh, Ben (Lacey) Varner, Kyle Varner, Jacob Varner and Kaley Varner; and eight great-grandchildren, Paige Hull, Cadey, Dylan and Matthew Mills, Cyenna and Cash Baumert and Harlie and Hayden Varner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger Varner; a son, Ron Varner; his stepfather, David Thomas; a stepbrother, Donald Thomas; and a great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Varner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Bob Verfaillie officiating. Burial will follow in Paulding Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to CHP Hospice, Bryan; American Cancer Society; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

 

LAURIE WAGNER 1961-2012

LATTY – Laurie E. (Wheeler) Wagner, age 50, died Friday, Oct. 12.

She was born Dec. 4, 1961 in Toledo, the daughter of Henry and Ruth Ellen (Proxmire) Wheeler.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Wagner, Marion; and her siblings, Rick (Gwen) Wheeler of Latty, William Wheeler of Convoy, Richard Wheeler of Muncie, Ind., Davie (Mary) Wheeler of Silver City, N.M., Henry (Anita) of St. Marys, Randy (Joann) Wheeler of Waterloo, Lynn (Chico) Candelairia of Celina and Anna (Scott) Hauge, St. Marys.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Brad Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wheeler Family in care of Gwen Wheeler.

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

 

 

DAVID BROWN 1944-2012

OAKWOOD – David R. Brown, 68, of Oakwood, died at 9:26 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at Kindred Hospital, Lima.

He was born July 19, 1944, in Defiance, the son of John C. and Constance B. (Sproul) Brown. On July 26, 1969, he married Debra Relyea, who survives in Oakwood. He retired from Cooper Farms, Oakwood and formerly worked for 10 years at Cooper Furniture, Oakwood. He was an Army veteran from 1965-67, serving in Vietnam. He was a 1962 graduate of Oakwood High School and a member of the Oakwood American Legion Post 341 and Grover Hill VFW. He loved Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns.

Also surviving are his children, Christina (Steve) Mock of Defiance, Chad (fiancée, Leanne White) Brown of Oakwood, Troy (Theda) Brown of Syracuse, Ind., Jason Brown of Oakwood, and Tiffany (Nathan) Kremer of Oakwood; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Fred (Helen) Brown of Defiance.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Tommy and Troy Brown; and two brothers, Phillip Brown and one during infancy.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood with the Rev. Robert Merriman officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance, with military rites by Oakwood American Legion.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 and one hour prior to services on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to COPD Foundation or American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

JEAN STUART 1927-2012

PAULDING – Jean E. Stuart died Saturday, Oct. 27 at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance.

She was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Paulding, the daughter of John C. and Nettie L. (Ankney) Deisler. She retired from Farm Credit Services in 1989 after 23 years and was previously employed as secretary for the principal of Paulding High School. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Katherine Lutheran Circle.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel (Cindy) Stuart of Fort Wayne and Thomas (Kelli) of Leo, Ind.; two daughters, Janet (David) Penn of Naperville, Ill., and Connie (Bob) Wilson, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Ethel Clark Jewell, Paulding; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Larry Deisler; a sister, Janet Flint; a grandson, Matthew Wilson; and stepfather, Clyde Thompson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and at the church one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or CHP Hospice of Defiance.

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

 

 

JO ANNE WEBB 1939-2012

ANTWERP – Jo Anne L. Webb, 73, of Antwerp, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25 at her son’s residence.

She was born May 30, 1939 in Antwerp, a daughter of August and Mildred (Miller) Walkenstine. On June 13, 1983, she married Kim Webb, who preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2003. She worked at Dana Weatherhead in Antwerp and Dallas Lamb Foundation Home, Payne. She was a member of the Paulding Eagles and enjoyed painting and genealogy.

Surviving are her children, Jim (Lisa) Mortorff of Antwerp, Linda (Pat) Swann of Woodburn and Patty (Bob) Hathaway of Waterloo, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister; Marilyn Harris of Fort Wayne.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kay Brittsan and Jean Smith Rioux; and a great-grandson, Jayden Phipps.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Memorials are to Paulding Hospice, 250 Dooley Drive, Paulding OH 45879.

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

 

 

BILLY JOE NELSON 1927-2012

After an extended illness, Billy Joe Nelson, age 85, passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 in Fort Wayne.

Bill was a hardworking and loving man whose greatest enjoyment was building things and spending time with his family. He wasn’t happy until his projects were done right. In his eyes, his grandkids were one of the projects that were perfect. Bill was born on Sept. 22, 1927 to Ruie Nelson in Paintsville, Ky. On March 3, 1948, he married Anna “Ethel” Fisher, who survives. He worked for 37 years at Fruehauf in Fort Wayne and then provided maintenance at an elder apartment complex in Fort Wayne with his wife. In retirement, he enjoyed living at Coldwater, Mich. and then moved to the Tennessee Mountains that just felt like home.

Also surviving are two daughters, Rita Glass of Fort Wayne, and Sharon (Ray Nick) Johanns, Paulding; five sons, Richard (Lydia) Nelson of Slidell, La., William Nelson of Ohio, Donald (Lona) Nelson of Suffolk, Va., Roger (Faith) Nelson of Convoy and Kent (Dunia) Nelson, Kodak, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

There will be no services at this time as the family will have a private service in Tennessee at a later date. D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes in Fort Wayne is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests memorials to be given to the Parkview Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

DEACON LEONARD ROTH 1950-2012

PAULDING – Deacon Leonard E. Roth, 61, Paulding, died Tuesday, Oct. 23 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 28, 1950, in Paulding County, the son of Charles and Frances M. (Wyatt) Roth. On Aug. 21, 1971, he married Kathleen Denise Clark, who survives. He retired from Consolidated Structure Plastics after 21 years. He was formerly employed by BF Goodrich, Woodburn; International Harvester of Fort Wayne; General Dynamics of Lima, Ohio; and the former Pawnee Plastics of Paulding. His deaconate ordination was May 20, 2006, in the Diocese of Toledo.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Roth, Paulding; a son, Adam (Denise) Roth, Bryan; a daughter, Mari (Bruce) Ivan, Paulding; a brother, Lew Roth, Fort Wayne; a sister, Georgia Wilson, Antwerp; and six grandchildren, Sarah, Greg, Elliot, Nicholas, Owen and Zach.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald Roth; and grandsons, Jacob Ivan and Joseph Roth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, with Bishop Leonard Blair and Father Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., with a vigil service at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour visitation prior to services on Saturday at the church.

To honor Deacon Roth’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, throws, concrete statuary, etc., the family requests memorials made to Masses, Diocese of Toledo Priests’ Retirement Fund, National Retirement Fund for the Religious or Paulding County Hospice.

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

 

 

 

MILDRED LUCILLE SHERRY  1920-2012

VAN WERT – Mildred Lucille Sherry, 92, of Van Wert and formerly of Payne, passed to eternal life at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Van Wert Manor.

She was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Michigan, the daughter of  Lee and Loma (Clear) Shaffer. On Jan. 12, 1940, she married Eugene Sherry who preceded her in death on  May 15, 1976.

She was a homemaker and attended Payne United Methodist Church.  She was a wonderful cook who also enjoyed her flowers, gardens and sewing. Many were blessed by her generous spirit.

Surviving are four children, Carl (Terri) of Melrose, Jim (Peg) Sherry of Paulding, Shirley (Frank) Lichty of Van Wert and Sharon (Dan) Burnett of Wake Forest, NC; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Shaffer of Melrose and a sister, Violet Harmon of Oakwood.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Sherry,  two grandsons, Douglas Sherry and Jeremy Lee and two brothers, Lloyd and Nolan Shaffer.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Auglaize Chapel Church of God, Melrose with the Rev. Stan Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Little Auglaize Cemetery, Melrose.

Hours of visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood and one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com

 

 

DONALD KIMMET 1938-2012

OTTOVILLE – Donald W. Kimmet, 74, of Ottoville, died Monday, Oct. 15, at his residence.

He was born April 22, 1938, in Landeck to William and Agnes (Hickey) Kimmet. On May 13, 1961, he married Virginia Spicer, who survives.

He was retired from General Motors Powertrain and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of VFW Post 3740, Ottoville. A retired volunteer firefighter from the Ottoville Fire Department, he had more than 30 years service. He was active with the church.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael Kimmet of Oakwood, and David (Audrey) Kimmet of Ottoville; two daughters, Marsha (Phil) Epstein of Ottoville, and Cheryl (Ed Walker) Kimmet of Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, George (Jan) Kimmet of Ottoville, and Dan (Barb) Kimmet of Spencerville; and five grandchildren, Anthony Clementz and Brandon, Ryan, Laura and Adam Kimmet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia Meyer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Father John Stites officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Ottoville, with military rites by VFW Post 3740. Visitation is from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, where a wake service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

 

RANDY MOHR 1958-2012

WOODBURN – Randolph Leroy Mohr, 54, of Woodburn, died Thursday, Oct. 11, at his residence.

He was born July 6, 1958, in Paulding, a son of Nancy (Moore) Mohr and the late Norman Mohr.

He was a forklift operator at CME.

Randy will be sadly missed by his mother, Nancy of Woodburn; siblings, Michele (Terry) Kashner of Woodburn, Malissa Baxter of Payne and Reed (Ronda) Mohr of Woodburn and eight loving nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Antwerp, with hours of visitation after 9:30 a.m. at the church. Dooley Funeral Homes of Antwerp and Payne are in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are to Masses or Woodburn EMS.

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

 

RAY BILLMAN 1932-2012

 

ANTWERP – Ray “Pinky” Billman, 80, of Antwerp, passed away Friday, Oct. 5 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Sept. 30, 1932 in Antwerp, the son of Cecil and Thelma (Leaman) Billman. He proudly served his country for 11 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars, reaching the rank of staff sergeant. On June 30, 1956, Pinky married Darlene Elwell, who survives. He worked at Dana Weatherhead in Antwerp and Dietrich Industries, Hicksville, and was a school crossing guard in Antwerp for many years. He was a member of the Antwerp United Methodist Church, Antwerp school board, Antwerp Fire Department and the VFW and American Legion Posts.

Also surviving are three children, Tony Billman, Judy Billman and Lisa (Ed) Glass, all of Antwerp; two granddaughters, Amanda Knotts and Adrienne Glass; and one great-grandchild, Jonah Knotts.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Max.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Antwerp United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to Antwerp Music Boosters.

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

 

JAMES GILLET 1925-2012

PAULDING – James Orlando Gillet, age 87, died Friday, Oct. 5 at The Gardens of Paulding.

He was born Sept. 18, 1925 in Paulding County, the son of Lawrence and Missouri (Dangler) Gillet. On June 20, 1981, he married Betty (Doster) Keck, who preceded him in death. He retired in 2001 from Braun Industries.

He is survived by four stepchildren, Joyce Keck of Paulding, Carolyn Jones of Latty, James Keck of Defiance and Marsha Mericle, Huntertown, Ind.; a sister, Rose Mary Gillet, Van Wert; and stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Violet Thorman, Anna Gillet and infant Florence Gillet.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding County.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to services on Wednesday.

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

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

 

VIOLET WELLS 1928-2012

VAN WERT – Violet L. Wells, age 84, died Thursday, Oct. 4 at Colonial Nursing Center of Rockford.

She was born June 18, 1928 in Kewanna, Ind., the daughter of William D. and Anna M. (Cain) Fall. On July 28, 1948, she married Lynn A. Wells Sr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1999. She was employed by Firestone, retiring in 1955, and was an avid NASCAR fan.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Susan) Wells of Jonesville, Mich., Lynn P. (Judy) Wells Jr. of Cecil and David (Patty) Wells, Paulding; two daughters, Karen (George) Saxton Sr. and Patricia C. Ballard, both of Van Wert; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl (Marg) Fall, North Adams, Mich.

She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Arnold, LeRoy, Wayne and Roland Fall; a sister, Mable Roepcik; a grandson, George Saxton Jr.; and a great-grandson, Bentley Crowle.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. David Meriwether officiating. Burial will follow in Scott Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Mercer County, Ohio.

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

 

CHARLENE WILLETT 1947-2012

BRYAN – Charlene K. Willett, 64, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4 at Twin Rivers Care & Rehab Center, Defiance.

She was born Nov. 16, 1947 in Edgerton, Ind., the daughter George and Fern (Copenhaver) Bitler. She married James “Bill” Willett, who preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1999.

Surviving are her daughters, Rhonda (Chad) Robbins of Antwerp and Kimberly (Mike) Akkerman of Grand Rapids, Mich.; siblings, Marsha Kinder of Paulding and Eugene Bitler of Payne; and five grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Allen Bitler.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Paulding Memorial Cemetery. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials are to Rhonda Robbins.

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

 

 

EVERETT LAUKHUF 1940-2012

WEST LIBERTY – Everett Ray Laukhuf, age 72, died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

He was born Aug. 24, 1940 in Putnam County, the son of Christian Charles and Josephine Marie (Lee) Laukhuf. He graduated from Payne High School in May 1958. Everett retired from International Harvester Corporation with over 41 years of service. He received Jesus Christ into his heart and life in the middle of August 1965 and was a member of New Richland Baptist Church in New Richland.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda (John) Lauck of Killeen, Texas, and Terri Wilburn of Havana, Fla.; a son, Keith Laukhuf of Paulding; three grandsons, John Lauck III, Todd Wilburn and Andrew Lauck; and two brothers, G.V. (Caroline) Laukhuf of Antwerp, and Robert (Barbara) Laukhuf of Haviland.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Donald and Edward Laukhuf.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Creek Cemetery, Paulding County.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to Pacific Garden Mission.

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

 

KATHRYN SHRIDER 1926-2012

PAULDING – Kathryn G. Shrider, age 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 3 at CHP Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

She was born Nov. 22, 1926 in Paulding, the daughter of Grover C. and Lovina (Long) Pollard. On June 21, 1943, she married William B. Shrider, who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1980. She retired from Hays Albion in 1989. She was previously employed by the former Grizzly of Paulding and Syncro of Hicksville, and owned/operated the Paulding Laundromat from 1958-62. She was a life member of John Paulding Historical Society, Paulding.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Lonnie) Schooley, Paulding; three grandchildren, Bruce (Sabrina) Schooley and Dianne (Kevin) Saylor, both of Paulding, and Steve (Vicki) Shrider, of Phoenix; six great-grandchildren, Taylor and Brock Schooley, Lonna and Nash Saylor, and Christina and Vince Shrider; and a sister, Altha Reighter,

She also was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Shrider; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Shrider; brothers, Wayne, Ronald and Dean Pollard; a sister, Alice Phlipot; and grandson, Danny Shrider.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Country Church Fund, First Presbyterian Church or Paulding United Methodist Church.

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

 

 

 

PATRICIA COOPER 1947-2012

VAN WERT – Patricia A. “Patty Anne” Cooper, 65, of Van Wert, Ridge Township, died unexpectedly at 5:14 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, shortly after her arrival at Van Wert Hospital.

She was born March 9, 1947, in Van Wert, the daughter of Robert Clarence and Ganelle Gladine (Kohn) Edsall. On Jan. 29, 1972, she married Robert E. Cooper Jr., who survives. She was a 1965 graduate of Van Wert High School and retired from Federal Mogul, Van Wert. Those who came in contact with her, quickly learned to love her and she became a mother figure to many.

Other survivors include two daughters, Tamera K. (Dean) Showalter of Haviland and Heather L. (Paul) Nahrwold of Fort Wayne; two sons, Christopher L. (Sherry) Cooper of Florence, Ky., and Robert E. (Brandy) Cooper III of Franklinton, N.C.; a brother, Gregory K. (Kathy) Edsall of Van Wert; two sisters, Gale M. (Richard) Chavarria and Deborah J. (Roger) Mongold, both of Van Wert; nine grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Shepherd, Kyle Showalter, Korbin Showalter, Brittany Cooper, Kara Nahrwold, Leah Nahrwold, Maya Nahrwold, Mary Cooper and Mason Cooper; and two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Luke Shepherd.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Ridge Township.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at: cowanfuneralhome.com.

 

MARY RUTH CLARK 1929-2012

PAULDING – Mary Ruth Clark, age 82, died Monday, Oct. 1 at CHP Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.

She was born Nov. 8, 1929 in Paulding County, the daughter of John H. and Nora (Westendorf) Worl. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Edward T. Clark, who preceded her in death on July 18, 1996. She was previously employed as a sales clerk for Elder Beerman, Defiance. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, the Little Flower Study Club and the Red Hat Society. She was a volunteer at the Paulding County Hospital.

She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (Lennie) Roth, Connie (Brian) Waters and Kelly (Jeff) Knodel, all of Paulding; two sons, Michael (Theresa Davis) Clark of Columbus and Dr. Daniel (Michelle) Clark, Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren, Adam Roth, Mari Ivan, Sara Pfost, Ann Waters, Carrie Boone, Josh, Jessica and Erin Clark, and Jerrod, Alex and Emily Knodel; and nine great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Melanie Ann; two brothers, Walter and Rudy Worl; two sisters, Dorothy Worl and Bertha Holmes; and infant great-grandsons, Jacob A. Ivan and Joseph B. Roth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. with a Wake Service at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Masses, Divine Mercy Catholic Parish or CHP Hospice.

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

 

 

 

 

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