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Mildred A. Welch, 89
Funeral services for Mildred A. Welch, 89, of Hartford City, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glancy Funeral Homes Walker Chapel in Montpelier.
Mrs. Welch died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Blackford County Hospital in Hartford City.
Calling hours at the funeral chapel are today from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Welch was a member of the Pleasantdale United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid and a graduate of Goodboo School in Blackford County.
She was born in Blackford County Dec. 10, 1911 to Scott and Margaret Cale Shannon. Her marriage on June 9, 1937 was to Ney E. Welch, who died Nov. 1, 1980.
Surviving are a son, Terry Welch of Hartford City; a sister, Helen Buckland of Warren; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A sister is deceased.
Rev. Robert Davis will officiate at services and burial will be in Hartford City Cemetery.   - Published Sep 28, 2001  

Colleen J. Beghtel, 73
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roanoke for Colleen J. Beghtel, 73, who died Tuesday, Sept. 25, at her home in Roanoke.
Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Roanoke Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Roanoke.
Born in Hartford City, Mrs. Beghtel retired from Wayne Feeds in Fort Wayne. She was a past president of American Legion Post 160 Auxiliary at Roanoke.
Surviving are her husband, George; a sister, Joyce Mickley Worster of Warren; and her parents, Ruth Schmidt and Harry Schmidt, both of Warren.
Memorials to Christ United Methodist Church.    - Published Sep 28, 2001

Patricia L. Sutherby, 64
Patricia L. Sutherby, 64, of rural Warren, died at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, Sept 29, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
A homemaker, she was the widow of David Sutherby, who died this past July 14. She had resided in the area since her marriage in 1963.
Mrs. Sutherby was a member of the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Dearborn, Mich.
She was born at Angola March 13, 1937 to Paul and Pauline Peters Homen. Her marriage to David Sutherby took place Nov. 26, 1963 in Lincoln Park, Ill.
Mrs. Sutherby is survived by two sons, David Beers of Bluffton and Lance R. Sutherby of Warren; four daughters, Mrs. Terry (Roxanne) Christianson of Bluffton, Sherry Lou Sutherby of Huntington, Mrs. Don (Sherrie) Motes of Charksville, Tenn., and Crystal Henderson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Sue Jenkins of Fort Wayne; a brother, Richard P. Homen of Oakview, Calif; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton with Rev. Scott Meier officiating and burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery. Visitation hours at the funeral chapel are today from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to the family.   - Published Oct. 1, 2001

Myrl L. Fyson, 95
Myrl L. Fyson, 95, in ill health the past five weeks, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at her rural Bluffton residence.
She was a clerk at the former Burger Milk Store and was a member of the Prairie Church and a past president of the USFW Women’s Organization.
Born in Huntington County, she had resided in Wells County since 1941.
She was born Dec. 10, 1905 to Joseph D. and Arminda M. Smith Creviston. Her marriage at Huntington on Feb. 17, 1925 was to Ralph K. Fyson, who died April 20, 1986.
Surviving are two grandsons, David Mason of Fort Wayne and Randy Mason of Bluffton; two granddaughters, Mrs. Marvin (Joyce) Crull of Poneto and Mrs. Cary (Judy) Stewart of Bluffton; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Larry (Betty) Arnold of Bluffton; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Carl, died in 1981. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home with Pastor Lenny Springer officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana or to Home Health Care.  - Published Oct. 1, 2001

Harmon D. Wiley, 85
Harmon D. Wiley, 85, a retired bank manager, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the United Methodist Home in Warren.
He was a manager at Merchants National Bank Indianapolis before retiring in 1981. After retirement, he worked for 10 years in real estate for Meid Compton in Indianapolis.
Mr. Wiley was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from April 10, 1942 to Nov. 8, 1945.
He was a graduate of Warren High School and Indiana University and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Warren and American Legion Post 34 in Indianapolis.
He also enjoyed flying a Piper-Tri Pacer and a Mooney aircraft.
Mr. Wiley was born in Huntington County March 11, 1916 to Fred R. and Ada Day Wiley. His marriage on Jan. 1, 1945 at Amboy was to Joan Lamb, who survives at Warren.
Additional survivors are a son, Rex Wiley of Indianapolis; a sister, Jeri Daugherty of Marion; a brother, Richard Wiley of El Segundo, Calif.; and a granddaughter. A sister and four brothers are deceased.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Glancy Funeral Homes, H. Brown & Son Chapel, in Warren, with Rev. John Bellante officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Warren.
Calling hours at the funeral chapel will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials to the Eye Bank of Indianapolis.  - Published Oct. 1, 2001

William S. Bourne, 59
William S. Bourne, 59, who formerly worked for the Hickory Hills Golf Course in Bluffton, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29, at his rural Pennville residence following a long illness.
He was a 1959 graduate of Pennville High School and a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church and Sons of the American Legion, both in Hartford City, and the Moose Lodge in Portland.
Mr. Bourne had lived in Hartford City from 1995 to 1998 before moving to the Pennville area.
He was born in Portland Sept. 30, 1941, the son of Sanford and Cora Denney Bourne. His marriage on Dec. 17, 1995 was to Nancy L. Zelonis, who survives.
Additional survivors are his parents, who reside in rural Pennville; a son, Tait Byrd of Bluffton; two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Melanie) Illig of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Jerry (Maria) Coleman of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Jim (Linda L.) Crockett of St. Louis, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Services at the Pennville Chapel of Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Dan Porter officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at Montpelier.
Calling hours are today from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Memorials to the Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana or to the Jay County Cancer Society.  - Published Oct. 1, 2001

Leslie J. ‘Bud’ Cargar, 86
A retired Rockcreek Township, Wells County, farmer, Leslie J. “Bud” Cargar, 86, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the home of a daughter in Marion following an extended illness.
Mr. Cargar, who formerly resided in Huntington, worked for many years at Caswell-Runyon and for Memcor, both in Huntington.
He was a 1932 graduate of Rockcreek High School in Wells County and attended both the Trinity United Methodist Church in Marion and the Westview Wesleyan Church in Jonesboro.
He was born Nov. 11, 1914 in Wells County, a son of Jesse R. and Elnora Burley Cargar. A first marriage on June 24, 1938 at Ludlow Falls, Ohio, was to Helen I. Eubank, who died June 7, 1969; his second marriage in Liberty Center on June 20, 1970 was to Edith Stickler, whose death occurred Sept. 9, 2000.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Cheryl) Edris of Marion; a stepson, Larry Smith of Mooresville, Tenn.; three grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Rev. Charles McCallum and Rev. Ermal Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Sparks Cemetery in Wells County.
Visitation hours at the funeral chapel are today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials to the Grant County Cancer Society.  - Published Oct. 1, 2001
 
Linda ‘Kay’ Lassiter, 55
Formerly a resident of Ossian, Linda “Kay” Lassiter, 55, of Inverness, Fla., died Sept. 20 in Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness.
She had moved from Ossian to Inverness in 1982.
Mrs. Lassiter was born in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., a daughter of Alvis and Ella Lee Gillman. The mother survives and resides in Inverness.
Surviving also are her husband, Wayne; a son, Keith A. Lassiter, a daughter, Sheila K. Lassiter, and a brother, Donald Gillman, all of Inverness; a sister, Barbara Cecil of Peninsula, Ohio; and a brother-in-law, James Lassiter of Ossian.
A memorial service was held Sept. 25 at Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness.
Memorials to Hospice of Citrus County, Fla., or to Key Training Center.
Arrangements locally were handled by Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Homes Ossian Chapel.  - Published Oct. 2, 2001

Kenneth W. Saalfrank, 78
Father of Kathleen J. Brehm of Ossian, Kenneth W. Saalfrank, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, Sept. 29, at Riverbend Health Care Center at Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1984 as a lineloader from General Electric Co. after 42 1/2 years.
Mr. Saalfrank was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving, in addition to the daughter at Ossian, are his wife, Gwendolyn; a son, Douglas L. of Lawton, Okla; another daughter, Julie Obunger of Chandler, Ariz.; two sisters, Ruth Plummer and Lois Kokosa, both of For Wayne; a brother, Howard C. of Dearborn, Mich.; two stepsons, Jerry Pieper and Joseph Pieper, both of Fort Wayne; two stepdaughters, Judi Krider of Fort Wayne and Janet Leatherman of Avilla; three grandchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren; and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 South Hanna St., Fort Wayne, where calling hours will be for 90 minutes prior to services. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens.
Visitation hours also will be Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne.
Memorials to the church or to Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults.  - Published Oct. 2, 2001
 
Ralph Edward Jacobs, 75
A retired U.S. mail carrier, Ralph Edward Jacobs, 75, of Ossian, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Ossian Health Care.
Mr. Jacobs was a U.S. armed forces veteran, having served in both World War II and the Korean War.
He was a member of the Church of Christ at Markle and American Legion Post 111 at Bluffton.
He was born in Centralia, Ill., Feb. 14, 1926.
Surviving are his wife, Alice; two sons, Robin Jacobs of Wolf Lake and David Jacobs of Craigville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Susan Renea, is deceased.
Services at 2 p.m. Saturday will be at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian, where calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Horeb Cemetery near Uniondale.
Memorials to Heartland Hospice.  - Published Sep. 27, 2001

Dean L. Landrum, 80
Dean L. Landrum, 80, of Wabash, formerly of Bippus, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Wabash County Hospital in Wabash.
Mr. Landrum retired in 1983 after 54 years as a farmer. During that time he also worked at Bippus Farm Supply for more than 20 years. He spent 22 years, from 1977 to 1999, during the winter months, in Tucson, Ariz.
He was a 1939 graduate of Lancaster High School in Huntington County and was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Bippus Lions Club.
Mr. Landrum was born in Huntington County Aug. 12, 1921 to Raymond and Lilly Burnworth Landrum. His marriage in Huntington County on Dec. 23, 1945 was Beulah M. Colclesser, who survives.
Additional survivors are a son, Gerald of North Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Janet) Cantrell of Wabash; three brothers, Paul of Huntington, Wayne of Old Town, Fla., and Myron of Warren; a sister, Mary Louise Rich of Huntington; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A sister and a grandson are deceased.
Services at 2 p.m. Saturday will be at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Rev. William Hainstock officiating. Interment will be in Shock Cemetery in Huntington County.
Visitation hours at the funeral chapel will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to the St. John’s United Church of Christ.  - Published Sep. 27, 2001

Richard ‘Roy’ Fields, 99
Richard “Roy” Fields, 99, a retired farmer, school bus driver and seed salesman, died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Swiss Village in Berne.
In addition to farming, Mr. Fields was a bus driver for Hartford Schools for 20 years, and a salesman for Funks G Seeds and Swift Fertilizer Co. He was a former member of the Adams County Farm Bureau.
He was born in Adams County Feb. 11, 1902 to David and Lucinda Snyder Fields. His marriage in Adams County on Feb. 9, 1922 was to J. Nema Runyon, who died in 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Jean “Norma Jean” Aspy of Bryant; three sons, Robert of St. Louis Park, Minn., David of Gaston, and Richard of Geneva; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne with Rev. Randall Luther officiating. Burial will be in Alberson Cemetery at Linn Grove.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time for services.
Memorials to Swiss Village, to Cross United Church of Christ Assistance Fund or to Adams County Community Foundation’s Heart Fund.  - Published Sep. 27, 2001

Gladys A. Becker, 99
Gladys A. Becker, 99, of Markle, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Markle Health Care Center.
Mrs. Becker worked as a receptionist/clerk for 25 years at the Markle Drug Store. She attended the United Methodist Church at Markle.
She was born in Markle Aug. 4, 1902, a daughter of Douglas and Lillian Kelsey Lesh.
Surviving are a sister, Hilda Lesh of Fort Wayne, and two nephews, Douglas LeMaster of Howe and Charles LeMaster of Fort Wayne. A sister, Lucille LeMaster, and a nephew are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel and interment will be in Horeb Cemetery near Uniondale.
Visitation hours at the funeral chapel will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to the Markle Park Foundation or to the Markle United Methodist Church.  - Published Sep. 27, 2001

Mildred A. Welch, 89 -- Rites Pending
Mildred A. Welch, 89, of Hartford City, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Blackford County Hospital in Hartford City. Arrangements are pending at Glancy Funeral Homes Walker Chapel at Montpelier.  - Published Sep. 27, 2001

Timothy K. Meade, 51
Timothy K. Meade, 51, a deputy sergeant with the Wells County Sheriff’s Department, was pronounced dead Thursday evening at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center after suffering an apparent massive heart attack.
Sgt. Meade was associated with the sheriff’s department since starting in 1974 as a reserve deputy. He was appointed a regular deputy in 1975. and became chief deputy in 1981. He was elected in 1990 as sheriff for a single four-year term.
Sgt. Meade also was active in the Democratic Party and was elected its chairman the past Aug. 22 to fill a vacancy.
In addition, he was a past president of the Advisory Board of the Wells County Community Corrections and was a member of the Indiana Sheriffs Association and the Fraternal Order of Police. He also was a certified K-9 officer.
He was born in Bluffton March 4, 1950 to Avis and Vallera Gray Meade and was a 1968 graduate of Norwell High School. He resided in rural Ossian.
Surviving are a son, Nick K. of Ossian; his fiancee, Scheryl Krumma of Ossian; and five brothers, Pat of Rochester, Rex of Ontario, Canada, Mike and Greg, both of Bluffton, and Jeff of Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton with Rev. Douglas McClure officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Bluffton.
Visitation hours will be Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. and from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Goodwin chapel.  - Published Nov. 30, 2001  

Jordan S. Murray, 82
A former resident of Bluffton, Jordan S. Murray, 82, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 25, at his residence in Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. Murray was a metallurgical engineer.
He was born in the Canal Zone, Panama, Central America, a son of Homer H. and Phebe Jordan Murray. His marriage during the World War II period was to Betty Stafford, who survives.
Mr. Murray served during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a 1937 graduate of Bluffton High School.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters and a son. Two brothers, Homer and James Murray, who had resided in Bluffton, are deceased.
Services were held in Sarasota.
Local arrangements are by Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home in Bluffton.  - Published Nov. 30, 2001  

Beatrice (Pinney) Huffman, 92 
Rites Pending
Beatrice (Pinney) Huffman, 92, who resided at 206 Park Ave. in Hartford City, died at 7:5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home in Bluffton.   - Published Nov. 30, 2001
  
Audra Paxson, 91
A retired elementary school teacher, Audra Paxson, 91, of rural Bluffton, died at 11:08 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Paxson taught third grade for 31 years, retiring in 1974. She taught 13 years in Michigan and 18 years at the Columbian Elementary School in Bluffton. 
She was a member of the Six Mile Church, Church Women United, Retired Teachers Association, Wells County Historical Society, Home Ec Club, Bluffton Professional Women, Wells County Council on Aging and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Mrs. Paxson earned her master’s degree in education at Central State University in Michigan.
She was born in Wells County Feb. 7, 1910 to George and Ethel Biddle Davenport. Her marriage at Lake City, Mich., on Oct., 5, 1945 was to Frederick M. Paxson, who died June 7, 1966.
Surviving are two sons, Tom and Daniel, both of Bluffton; two brothers, Keith Davenport of Lake City, Mich., and Jay Davenport of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Bob (Betty) Beebe of Summerville, S.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers are deceased.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Emmett Cox officiating. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Six Mile Church or to Wells County Council on Aging.  - Published Nov. 26, 2001

Leota Runyon Gilbert, 90 -- Rites Pending
Leota Runyon Gilbert, 90, of Montpelier, died at 4 a.m. today, Nov. 26, at the United Methodist Memorial Home at Warren. Funeral arrangements are pending at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, in Montpelier.  - Published Nov. 26, 2001

Ida S. Yost, 91
Funeral services for Ida S. Yost, 91, of Berne, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.
Mrs. Yost died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She had worked at Decatur Industries from 1959 to 1980 and had resided in Decatur until moving to Berne in July 1995. She was a 1928 graduate of Kirkland High School and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
She was born at Preble Jan. 27, 1910 to Christian and Kathryn Korte Borne. Her marriage at Magley on June 23, 1934 was to Jay Jacob Yost, who survives.
Other survivors are two sisters, Eulalia Augsburger of Decatur and Edna Stewart of Fort Wayne, and two brothers, Raymond Borne and Chalmer Borne, both of Fort Wayne; She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Rev. Donald W. Biester officiated at the services Sunday and interment was in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation hours were held Saturday and Sunday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, which had charge of arrangements.
Memorials to the church or to Swiss Village.  - Published Nov. 26, 2001

Robert E. Taylor, 82
Funeral services for Robert E. Taylor, 82, of Warren, who died Friday, Nov. 23, at his residence, were held this morning in Montpelier.
Glancy Funeral Homes, H. Brown & Son Chapel, in Montpelier, was in charge of arrangements and burial was in Gardens of Memory at Marion.
A native of Huntington County, Mr. Taylor retired in 1982 as personnel manager at Dana Corp. in Marion after 28 years.
He was past president of the AFL-CIO in Marion and headed the United Way in Grant County.
Surviving are his wife, Claudine; a daughter, Saundra S. Hethcote of Warren; a son, Robert K. of Converse; a sister, Joan Davison of Columbia City; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his stepmother, Marjorie Taylor of Columbia City.
Memorials to the Wesleyan Church at Warren.  - Published Nov. 26, 2001

Marwin Daniel Horrom, 86
A memorial service will be held in Sebring, Fla., at 4 p.m. Tuesday for Marwin Daniel Horrom, 86, of Sebring, a former mayor on Montpelier, who died Friday, Nov. 23.
The service will be at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, which has charge of arrangements and cremation.
Mr. Horrom served at mayor of Montpelier from 1976 to 1980. He was the vice president at the Bank of Montpelier and owned the Horrom Insurance Agency in Montpelier.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Horrom was a member of Montpelier Masonic Lodge 600 and member and active in the First United Methodist Church at Montpelier and the St. John United Methodist Church at Sebring. He served for 30 years as chairman of the Salvation Army in Montpelier, member of the American Legion, past president and director of the Meals on Wheels in Sebring and past president of the Sebring Hills Association.
He was born in Farmington, Minn., Sept. 3, 1915 to Lyman Timothy and Mertie L. Prince Horrom. 
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Jean; four sons, Daniel of Denver, Colo., David of Kokomo, Herb of Auburn, and Richard of Montpelier; a brother, Lauren of Sturgis, Mich.; a sister, Eleanor Ferner of Sebring; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials to Sebring Meals on Wheels.  - Published Nov. 26, 2001

Jennie M. Farber, 81
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jennie M. Farber, 81, of Fort Wayne, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1910 Hale St., Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Farber died Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Ossian Health Care.
Visitation hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 South Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, and at the church for one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery.
A homemaker, Mrs. Farber was born in St. Johns, Mich. Her husband, Charles H., died in 1983.
Surviving are three sons, Norman C. of Zephyrhill, Fla., Terry L. of Ossian and Michael D. of Defiance, Ohio; a daughter, Barbara J. Wagner of Ossian; a brother, Floyd W. Douglas of LaGrange; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to Masses.  - Published Nov. 26, 2001
 
Leota L. Gilbert, 90
Funeral services for Leota L. Gilbert, 90, formerly of Montpelier, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, in Montpelier.
Mrs. Gilbert died at 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren, where she had resided for several years.
Visitation hours at the funeral chapel will be Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Mrs. Gilbert served for many years on the Montpelier-Harrison Township Public Library Board. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Montpelier, serving many years as a Sunday school teacher, and a member of Tri-Kappa Sorority.
She was born in Linn Grove Nov. 25, 1911 to Courtney and Lilly Gentis Runyon. Her marriage was to Robert D. Gilbert, who died May 25, 1990.
Surviving are a son, Jack A. Gilbert of Fremont, Neb.; a brother, Reuben Runyon of Lima, Ohio; a sister, Nema Fields of Geneva; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. John Bellante will officiate at services and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Montpelier. Memorials to Jack Gilbert.  - Published Nov. 27, 2001
 
William A. Dentel, 79
Brother of Richard P. Dentel of Bluffton, William A. Dentel, 79, of Carmel, died Monday, Nov. 26, at Sunrise of Carmel Healthcare.
He was president of W.A. Dentel & Co. from 1954 until 1992 and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
His wife, Emily, preceded him in death.
Surviving, in addition to the brother in Bluffton, are two daughters, Tracy D. Swearingen of Zionsville and Leslie R. Dentel of Fort Wayne; a half-sister, Yvonne Kaiser of Fort Wayne; and a grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Leppert & Hensley Mortuary, Nora Chapel, Indianapolis.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and for two hours Friday prior to services.
Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, to Denison University, or to Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
y. Rites are pending at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel in Montpelier.  - Published Nov. 28, 2001
 
Joseph H. Davis, 75
Joseph H. Davis, 75, who resided on rural Warren in Wells County, died at 5:30 a.m. today, Nov. 29, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. He had been in failing health the last two years.
Mr. Davis worked for 30 years as a tool and die maker for Babcox & Wilcox Co. in Barberton, Ohio.
He was a member and active in the Covenant Chapel in Bluffton.
He was born in Creston, W.Va., May 14, 1926 to Alonzo and Minnie G. Shimer Davis. A first marriage was to Gladolia F. Kerby, who died in 1973; his second marriage at Barberton on Jan. 5, 1974 was to Kitty L. Scott, who survives.
Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Arley (Connie) Higginbotham of Warren; two sons, Mike Davis of Fairview Park, Ohio, and David Davis of Barberton; three children raised in the Davis home, Willie Higginbotham of Akron, Ohio, and Nathan Nutter and Jason Nutter, both at home; a sister, Ethel Kirby of Mineral Wells, Ohio; a brother, Clarence Davis of Belpre, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two stepchildren and a brother are deceased.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Lawn Cemetery Chapel in Akron, Ohio, with Pastor Arley Higginbotham officiating.
Visitation at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home in Bluffton will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the cemetery chapel in Akron from 10 a.m. until time for services.
Memorials to the Covenant Chapel in Bluffton.  - Published Nov. 29, 2001

Ronald K. Cravens, 68
Ronald K. “Hermo” Cravens, 68, of Huntington, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Mr. Cravens worked as tool and die maker at Fisher Body in Marion.
He was a member of American Legion Post 85 in Huntington.
He was born in Huntington Feb. 5, 1933, a son of Roscoe and Ruth Walker Cravens.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alter (Angela K.) Dennis of Huntington; two brothers, Wallace M. of LaFountaine and Arthur D. of Maumee, Ohio; two sisters, Carol Ruble of Warren and Diana Wagner of Colorado; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A brother is deceased.
A memorial service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Parkview Apartments Community Building, 1334 Memorial Lane, Huntington, where visitation hours with the family will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials to the family in care of Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, which has charge of arrangements.  - Published Nov. 29, 2001

Florence M. Bond Tribolet, 91
Florence M. (Bond) Tribolet, 91, formerly of Clear Creek Township, Huntington County, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at The Heritage of Huntington.
Mrs. Tribolet was engaged for a few years as a teacher in Ohio and worked for more than 20 years in food service at Huntington North High School.
She was a member of St. Peter’s First United Church of Christ.
She was born at Defiance, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1909, a daughter of Harl and Dora Brechbill. A first marriage in October 1931 was to Theodore Bond, who died in April 1976; her second marriage in May 1982 was to Clifford Tribolet, who died in September 1993.
Surviving are three sons, Robert E. Bond of Tucson, Ariz., William L. Bond of Fort Wayne and Richard B. Bond of Dallas, Texas; a stepson, Rex Tribolet of Huntington; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. A granddaughter and a daughter-in-law are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, with Rev. Jonathan Heaslet officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter’s First Church of Christ Cemetery in Huntington.
Memorials to the church.  - Published Nov. 29, 2001


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