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Opal J. Lund, 81
A former resident of Markle, Opal J. Lund, 81, of Marietta, Ga., died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at River Walk Village Nursing Center in Noblesville, Ind.
Mrs. Lund worked for 23 years for the ASCS office. She was a graduate of West Rock Creek High School in Huntington County and was a member of the Markle Church of Christ.
She was born in Huntington County March 13, 1920, the daughter of Omer J. and Josie A. Redding Creviston. Her marriage at Markle on Aug. 20, 1940 was to Harry B. Lund, who died Feb. 26, 1990.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ripton (Janet) Dudley of Marietta, Ga.; Colleen Didion of Fishers and Mrs. Dennis (Connie) Day of New Castle; a brother, Ralph Creviston of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two brothers are deceased.
Services at 11 a.m. Saturday will be at the Markle Church of Christ with Gerald Moreland officiating. Interment will be in Markle Cemetery.
Visitation hours at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel are today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials to the church’s building fund.   - Published Feb. 8, 2002

John P. Wasmuth Sr., 86
John P. Wasmuth Sr., 86, of Huntington died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Oak Brook Village Nursing Center, formerly the Community Care Center. Mr. Wasmuth worked for Kitchen Maid in Andrews and for Schact Rubber Co. in Huntington. He was a member of the Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church in Huntington.
He was born Aug. 20, 1915 at Huntington to Arthur and Hazel Wasmuth. His marriage on Feb. 23, 1947 was to Frances E. Stettler, who survives.
Additional survivors are a son, John P. Jr. of Fishers; two daughters, Joan Phillips and Mrs. Dennis Hohensee, both of Huntington; three brothers, Alan Wasmuth of Oxford, Ohio, William Wasmuth of Leawood, Kan., and David Wasmuth of Los Altos, Calif.; and a sister, Margaret Bradburn of Indianapolis. A brother is deceased. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church with Pastor Al Soultz officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation hours at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel will be Saturday form 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m.  - Published Feb. 8, 2002

Hollis G. Melton, 93
Hollis G. Melton, 93, of Ossian died Thursday, Feb. 7, at Ossian Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Melton was employed for 25 years, retiring in 1973, at the Lincoln Life Insurance Co. in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Ossian.
He was born in Spurlington, Ky., Oct. 10, 1908, a son of John and Vergie Newton Melton. His first wife, Edith Lyons, died in 1973; his second marriage at Ossian Nov. 29, 1973 was to Viola “Peggy” Graft, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Vernon Melton of Hartford City; a daughter, Caroline Ann Hans of Columbia City; three stepdaughters, Luella Wilson of Ossian, Mary Lou Hay and Lou Ann Hensel, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert Melton of Camp Bellsville, Ky.; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Frances Colvin, is deceased.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Ossian with Rev. William Brege officiating. Burial will be in the Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
Visitation hours at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian Chapel, will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Monday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to the church’s building fund or to its Ladies Association.  - Published Feb. 8, 2002

Joseph F. Alexander, 73
Joseph F. Alexander, 73, of Celina, Ohio, a brother of Alice Barger of Bluffton, Ind., died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, of natural causes at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
Mr. Alexander was retired from the maintenance department at the New Idea Co. in Coldwater, Ohio, after 33 years. He was born at St. Marys, Ohio, July 28, 1928, a son of Joseph F. and Lillie M. Place Alexander Sr.
In addition to the sister in Bluffton, he is survived by two other sisters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Hoenie and Mrs. Louis (June) Goodwin, both of Celina, and a brother, Norman G. Alexander of Celina. A brother is deceased.
Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cisco Funeral Home in Celina with Rev. Richard VanHorn officiating. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery at Celina. Visitation hours at the funeral home will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.  - Published Feb. 8, 2002

John M. Hamilton, 75
John M. Hamilton, 75, of Las Vegas, Nev., a native of Wells County, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.
Mr. Hamilton worked in construction jobs most of his life. 
He was born in Wells County Sept. 21, 1926 to James and Hazel Gregg Hamilton.
A sister, Martha Schmidt of Anderson, is the sole survivor. Two brothers, Benjamin L. and Joe, are deceased. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Mossburg Cemetery in Wells County.
Rev. Frank Rodgers will officiate. Arrangements are in charge of Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, in Montpelier.  - Published Feb. 8, 2002

Chalmer V. Henschen, 95
Chalmer V. Henschen, 95, of Fort Wayne, father of Noel Henschen of rural Uniondale, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Henschen retired in 1973 as a buyer for Schust Co. after 25 years.
He was a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church and the Waynedale Men’s Association. He was born in Wells County Feb. 22, 1906. His wife, the former Edith Beatrice Kinerk, died Aug. 22, 1990.
Surviving, in addition to the son in rural Uniondale, are a daughter, Suzanne Dunlap of Fort Wayne; two other sons, Lynn and Jay Henschen, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Virgil Henschen of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A sister and a grandson are deceased.
Services at 11 a.m. Saturday will be at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Visitation hours at the funeral home are today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to Waynedale United Methodist Church.  - Published Feb. 8, 2002

Robert R. Carpenter, 74
Robert R. Carpenter, 74, father of Walter R. Carpenter of Bluffton, died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Parkview Hospital. 
Retired from Zollner Corp. after 31 years, he was a native of Fort Wayne and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, where calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. Preferred memorials to the American Heart Association.
Hermine F. Meyer, 86
Funeral services for Hermine F. Meyer, 86, a sister of Josie Flesch of Ossian, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla.
Calling will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brazzell Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services. Mrs. Meyer died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.   - Published Feb. 8, 2002

Shirley L. Haiflich, 58
Ill since last July, Shirley L. Haiflich, 58, of 418 North Mishawaka St, Akron, Ind., formerly of Roanoke, died at 6:35 a.m. Friday at her home.
She was born May 14, 1943, at Cadiz, Kentucky, to Wayne and Mildred Shane Newnam. The father is deceased. The mother survives at Fairbury, Illinois.
Mrs. Haiflich’s marriage was Dec. 31, 1992, to Rev. Stevan R. Haiflich, who survives.
She was a materials planner at Raytheon Systems in Fort Wayne. 
She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, Rural Chaplain’s Association, for which she was secretary for one year, and the American Business Women’s Association (Kilsoquah Chapter).
Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are two stepsons, Philip Haiflich and Andrew Haiflich; three sisters, Mrs. Wade (Elaine) Nystrom of Altona, Illinois; Karilyn Newnam of Urbana, Illinois, and Mrs. David (Elsie) Casteel of Great Falls, Montana; one brother, Stan Newnam of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and two step-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Akron United Methodist Church, 121 North Mishawaka St., Akron, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Michael Harris officiating.
Burial will be in Mossburg Cemetery, Wells County, near Liberty Center. Ind.
Hartzler Funeral Home at Akron is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials to the Akron Missions Fund or the Rural Chaplain’s Association or the church of your choice.  - Published Feb. 2, 2002

Robert William Cahoon Sr., 84
Robert William Cahoon Sr., 84, of Fillmore, died Thursday, Jan. 31, at Hendricks Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 3, 1918 in Marianna, Ark., he was a son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Sandifer Cahoon, and his marriage on Oct. 8, 1945 was to Margaret Thomas, who survives.
Mr. Cahoon was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II. He retired from General Motors in 1972 as an electrical engineer. He was a member of the VFW Post 266.
Additional survivors include a son, Robert William Cahoon Jr. of Ossian, a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) Dunn of Fillmore, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, 602 East Washington St., in Greencastle, where friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services.
Preferred memorials to the Heritage Lake Garden Club, 1000 Clubhouse, Coatesville, IN 46121. - Published Feb. 2, 2002

Velma E. Fulkerson, 84
Velma E. Fulkerson, 84, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Christian Care Center in Bluffton.
Mrs. Fulkerson was engaged as a seamstress and worked also at a waitress at the Hobby House and L.S. Ayres Tea Room.
She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.
She was born at Latte, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1917, a daughter of Tobias and Martha Baumgartner Steffen. Her marriage in Wells County on Oct. 24, 1940, was to Sylvester “Si” Fulkerson, who died Jan. 19, 1987.
Surviving are two sons, Terry L. of Fort Wayne and Ron R. of Bloomington; a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Kay E.) Rauhe of Okemos, Mich.; two brothers, Harry Steffen and Kenneth Steffen, both of Bluffton; three sisters, Mrs. Hilda Robinson of Lafayette, Mrs. Vernon (Mary Ann) Kaehr of Bluffton and Mrs. Lucille Borror of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton North Apostolic Christian Church with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery.
Visitation hours at Goodwin Memorial Chapel will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to Christian Care Retirement Center. - Published Feb. 4, 2002

Darlene M. Werling, 90
Darlene M. Werling, 90, formerly of rural Decatur, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Woodcrest in Decatur.
A homemaker, Mrs.Werling also worked at Western Auto from Oct. 1968 to April 1975, when she retired. Prior to her marriage, she was employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Allen County Oct. 9, 1911 to Jasper and Jennie Springer Redding. Her marriage at Preble on Oct. 10, 1931 was to Arthur W. Werling, who died Feb. 10, 1965.
Mrs. Werling was a founding member of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Preble and its Ladies Aid Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Werling of rural Decatur, and a sister, Glendola Barnett of Fort Wayne. Two sisters and three brothers are deceased.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Preble with Rev. Daniel Brege officiating. Burial will be in St. Pail Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation hours at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to the church or to Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School. - Published Feb. 4, 2002

Robert E. McFeely Sr., 75
Funeral services for Robert E. McFeely Sr., 75, of Hartford City, were held at 11 a.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home in Hartford City with burial following in Hartford City Cemetery.
Mr. McFeely died unexpectedly at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the emergency room of Blackford County Hospital in Hartford City.
Mr. McFeely retired about 10 years ago from management at the Overhead Door Corporation in Hartford City.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid sports fan of Indiana University and coached Little League baseball in Hartford City from 1980 to 1982 and was a volunteer at the Dunkirk Head Start program for the past two years.
He was born in Hartford City Nov. 28, 1926, the son of Ira H. and Jeannette Emery McFeely Sr.
Surviving are a son, Robert E. Jr. of Dillon, S.C., six grandchildren, Aaron, Jonathan, Ryan, Todd and Kristie McFeely and Laura Garringer, and four great-grandchildren. Deceased are a son, Eddie, a brother, two sisters, and two siblings who died in infancy.
Bishop Larry Hunt officiated at the services.
Memorials to Dunkirk Head Start program. - Published Feb. 4, 2002

Florence Alverda Hale, 97
Florence “Flo” Alverda Hale, 97, formerly a resident of Geneva, died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Swiss Village Retirement Center at Berne.
Mrs. Hale worked as a clerk at the Filler Store and at Kroger and at the Food Bank groceries at Geneva.
She was a 70-year member of the High Street United Methodist Church at Geneva and its Women’s Society and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was born at Geneva Sept. 20, 1904 to Warren and Savilla Meyers Striker. Her marriage on Nov. 14, 1927 was to William Silas Hale, who died Feb. 19, 1968.
Surviving are a son, William “Bill” of Poway, Calif.; a sister, Helen Johnson of Decatur; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister are deceased,
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Downing Funeral Home in Geneva, where visitation hours will be Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Rev. John Randall will officiate and burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Geneva.
Memorials to the High Street United Methodist Church at Geneva.
Memorials to Bashor United Methodist Home at Goshen. - Published Feb. 4, 2002

Richard E. Smith, 70
Richard “Dick” E. Smith, 70, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at his residence in Elkhart after an extended illness.
Mr. Smith was the owner and operator of Reliable Courier Services Inc. in Elkhart and also owned the Smith Monument Company in Plymouth until he relocated in 1975. He was the designer of the Oak Hill Gardens Mausoleum at the Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bataan.
He was a life member of the Elks Lodge in Valparaiso, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1162 in Plymouth and American Legion Post 27.
He was born in Cass County Jan. 21, 1932 to Gerald F. and Ida Redd Smith. His marriage at Elkhart on June 6, 1975 was to Margaret “Marge” L. Newgent Swing, who survives.
Additional survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Sherlyn S.) Wilson of Rome City and Mrs. William (Marla K.) McKnight of Elkhart; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Suzanne) Proctor of Loveland, Colo.; a stepson, Frederick Swing of Indianapolis; two brothers, Robert D. of Mishawaka and Merritt W. of Indianapolis; and three stepgranddaughters.
There will be no visitation or services. Cremation is to take place.
The family will conduct a private graveside service at a future date at the Oak Hill Gardens Mausoleum in Plymouth.
Memorials to Elkhart County Hospice.
Arrangements are by Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart.   - Published Feb. 5, 2002

Jesie Williamson, 88 -- Rites Pending
Jesie Williamson, 88, of 1022 West Wabash St., Bluffton, died this morning, Feb. 5, at Meadowvale Health & Rehabilitation Center in Bluffton. Arrangements are pending at Glancy Funeral Home, H. Brown & Son Chapel, in Warren.  - Published Feb. 5, 2002

Berniece L. Runion, 88 -- Rites Pending
Berniece L. (Crago) Runion, 88, of Huntington died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Parkview Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel.  - Published Feb. 5, 2002

Myrtle Reece, 95
Myrtle Reece, 95, who lived formerly at 118 Northwood Dr. in Bluffton, died at 12:20 a.m. today, Feb. 6, at Meadowvale Care & Rehabilitation, where she had resided since 1997.
Mrs. Reece was employed for 30 years in the credit and collections department of Caylor-Nickel Hospital, retiring in 1985.
She was graduated from Rock Creek High School in Huntington County and Fort Wayne Business College. She and her late husband lived several years on a farm in Liberty Township, Wells County.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a former member of the United Methodist Church at Liberty Center.
She was born in Wabash County March 26, 1906, a daughter of Otis L. and Mary Mongel McLaughlin. Her marriage at Roanoke on March 6, 1936 was to Charles K. Reece, who died Nov. 18, 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Nila Ann) Sell of Bluffton and Ms. Kahlia Walker of Liberty Center; two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Lucille) Edris of Christian Care Center and Mrs. Delbert (Betty) Gibson of Eaton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters are deceased.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, where calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday for one hour prior to services.
Pastor William Shannon will officiate and burial will be in Spider Hill Cemetery at Rockford.
Memorials to the First United Methodist Church or to the American Lung Association.  - Published Feb. 6, 2002

Dorothy M. Marshall, 82
Dorothy M. Marshall, 82, a Wells County native, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the United Methodist Memorial Home at Warren.
Mrs. Marshall formerly resided in rural Marion and was a homemaker. 
She was born at Ossian Oct. 24, 1919, a daughter of Harman and Faye Kauffman Emley. Her marriage at Henderson, Ky., on Oct. 28, 1940 was to Dale Marshall, who died Dec. 22, 2983.
Surviving are two sons, Homer of Macon, Ga., and Kenny of Lagro; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Nancy) West of Denver, Ind., Mrs. Lynn (Bonnie) Walters of Delong and Mrs. H. Allen (Cindy) Bolin of Logansport; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A sister, two brothers and a great-grandchild are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson Funeral Home in Van Buren with Rev. J. Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery.
Visitation hours at the funeral home are today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to the American Heart Association or to the Diabetes Association.  - Published Feb. 6, 2002

Berniece L. (Crago) Runion, 88
Funeral services for Berniece L. (Crago) Runion, 88, of Huntington will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.
Visitation hours at the funeral chapel will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Runion died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
She had worked at Moon & Moon Laundry/Dry Cleaning for many years and in the laundry department of Huntington Memorial Hospital many more years. She was a member of the Good Shepherd United Brethren Church and the Grayston Avenue United Brethren Church for 50 years. She also taught Sunday school for many years.
She was born in Huntington May 24, 1913, a daughter of Samuel and Nellie Sprowl Bowman. Her first marriage at Huntington on Nov. 14, 1931 was to Fred Crago, who died Sept. 12, 1960; a second marriage on Aug. 13, 1967 at Huntington was to Cliffton Runion, who died June 22, 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Sam Crago and Fred Crago, both of Huntington; two daughters, Beverly Huntley of Tallahassee, Fla., and Nancy Bozwell of Portage, Mich.; four stepsons, Ed Runion of Markle, Harold Runion, Clifford Runion and Dave Runion, all of Huntington; two stepdaughters, Lucille Watson of Huntington and Susan Lindsey of North Webster; a sister, Esther Grider of Noblesville; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; 19 stepgrandchildren; 24 stepgreat-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
A brother, a stepdaughter and her stepmother, Bessie Drabenstot, are deceased.
Rev. Richard Frederick will officiate at services and interment will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington.
Memorials to Good Shepherd United Brethren Church.  - Published Feb. 6, 2002

Josie Williamson, 88
Funeral services for Wells County native Josie Williamson, 88, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glancy Funeral Homes, H. Brown & Son Chapel, in Warren.
Visitation time will be Thursday for one hour prior to services.
Ms. Williamson died at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Meadowvale Health & Rehabilitation in Bluffton.
She formerly resided at 319 West Miller St. in Bluffton and attended schools in Wells County. She was born Feb. 15, 1913 in Wells County to Alva and Grace May Slater Williamson.
Surviving are two brothers, Isaac Williamson of Nashville, Tenn., and Claude J. Williamson of Warren; two sisters, Levella Grogg and Fay Williamson, both of Bluffton; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial following services Thursday will be in Red Men Cemetery at Warren.  - Published Feb. 6, 2002

Kristina Danielle Logan, 29
Kristina “Tina” Danielle Logan 29, stepsister of Theresa Weimer of Ossian, died Monday, Feb. 4, at her home in Fort Wayne.
She was a cashier at Crossroads Pantry, Penguin Point, and Coney Express.
In addition to the stepsister at Ossian, she is survived by two sons, Steven Thurber and Mayson Logan, both of Fort Wayne; her mother and stepfather, Stella and Larry Brown of Fort Wayne; her father and stepmother, Ronald and Lydia Logan of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Lisa Croft of Martin, Ky., and Rhonda Banks of Fort Wayne; four brothers, Kevin Logan and Jason Logan, both of Fort Wayne, Greg Logan of Kendallville and Eric Logan of Indianapolis; two stepbrothers , Scott Brown of Florida and Troy Brown of South Carolina; and her fiance, Kevin Smalley of Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne, with burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Visitation hours are today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. 
Memorials to the children or to the Lupus Foundation.  - Published Feb. 7, 2002

Martha S. Habegger, 96
Adams County native Martha S. Habegger, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Swiss Village at Berne.
Mrs. Habegger was involved in the operation of Habegger Furniture in Berne. Her husband, Sylvan, died in 1980.
Surviving are a son, Warren “Barney” of Berne; two daughters, Arlene Sprunger of Berne and Erma Morgan of North Webster; two sisters, Bertha Miller and Helen Felber, both of Berne; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services at Swiss Village will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and burial will be in MRE Cemetery.
Calling hours at Yager-Kirchhoffer Funeral Home in Berne will be Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and at Swiss Village Saturday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to First Mennonite Church Endowment Fund or to Swiss Village Endowment Fund.  - Published Feb. 7, 2002

H. Harmon Lentz
H. Harmon Lentz 70, of Gomer Road, was dead on arrival at St. Rita's hospital after an apparent heart attack.   He was born Jan. 5, 1908, in Columbus Grove, a son of Fred & Johannah (Caliahan) Lentz. He married Martha Reed Aug 11, 1940 and she survives.   Other survivors include three sons, Cloyce of Dennison, Tx, Lowell of Covington and Harmon of Gallaway, Va; four daughters, Pauline Wilcox, Lola Cox, Judy Long all of Lima, and Joyce Austin of Boonesmill, Va,  a brother Jesse of Columbus Grove; 23 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.  He was retired from Teledyne Ohio Steel and a member of Old German Baptist Church.  Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the church with burial in Ash Grove Cemetery.
Published in The Lima News Feb. 6, 1978

Walter J. Rhoads
Walter J. Rhoads 71, of Shawnee Rd. was dead on arrival at St. Rita's hospital.  He was born Dec. 24, 1898 in Columbia City, In., He was a retired land and real estate developer.  Surviving are his wife Dorothy; a son, Winton of Battle Creek, Mi., a
step-son Paul Lewis of Lima, a step-daughter Betty Wooloy of Taylor, Mi., a sister, Mrs. Flossie Nichols of Columbia City, In., a brother, Jesse also of Columbia City, In,  and 5 grandchildren.  Services will be at 1 p.m. at Siferd Westwood Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in The Lima News Jul. 3, 1970

Dorothy Ireland
Dorothy Mae Ireland, 73 of Lima, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at Lima Memorial Hospital.   She was born Nov. 2, 1903 in Hardin Co., the daughter of Thomas & Anna (Barnett) Dull.  She married George O. Ireland on Mar. 24, 1921 and he survives.
Mrs. Ireland was a former employee of D.W.G. Corp. and was a Gold Star Mother.   Other survivors include a son Arlow E., of Minn.; a daughter Sharon Kaser of Lima, 2 sisters, Mary Jones & Nellie Seitz, both of San Bernadino, Ca. and 4 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Memorial Chapel with Rev. E. J. Penhorwodd officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in The Lima News   Oct. 24, 1977


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