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Taken from the Jackson Newsaper dated May 16, 1984

Donald Scott Robinson, 58, of 597 Oak Hollow Dr., Columbus, died May 14 (1984) in 
Doctor's Hospital, Columbus.
He was born April 24, 1926, in Chilicothe and was the husband of the former 
Opal Justice who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Donald, Joseph and David Robinson, all of 
Columbus; two daughters, Mary Hensel and Dreama Robinson, both of Columbus; a 
brother, Howard Robinson, Missouri; three sisters, Mary Bennett and Betty 
Turvy, both of Chillicothe and Gladys Toughy, North Carolina; a grandson, 
Bradly Scott who lived with him and eight other grandchildren; several nieces 
and nephews.
Mr. Robinson was a retired superintendent for Wonder Bakery, Columbus.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Graumlich and Son Funeral 
Home 1361 S. High St., Columbus, with Rev. Carl Erwin officiating. Burial 
will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Columbus. Friends may call at the funeral 
home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

William E. "Ed" Short, 76, of 1196 Blacksmith Hill Road, died 6:12 p.m. May 
15 in Medical Center Hospital following an exended illness.
He was born Aug. 8,, 1907, in Byer to David and Stella Collins Short. He was 
the husband of the former Marcellene Ludford who died in 1960.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Van (Valerie) Porter, Londonderry; a son, 
Michael A. Short, Kingston; grandchildren, Maria Porter, Michael Edward and 
Brent Allen Short. He was predeceased by a brother and a sister.
Mr. Short was a construction welder and pipe fitter. He retired in 1977 as a 
welder from te Ross County Engineering Department.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Fawcett-Oliver and Glass 
Funeral Home with Revs. Barry Bennett and Larry Ault officiating. Burial will 
follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 p.m. 
Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Township Fire 
Department or Kingston United Methodist Church.

Mary Ann Dangler
Mary Ann Dangler, passed away in her home in West Leipsic on Wednesday
morning, September 28.
She was taken to the Purnell Funeral Home where she will remain until
the funeral which will be Friday afternoon at 2:00 at the funeral home
with Rev. Chivington of the West Leipsic Evangelical United Brethern
Church officiating, with burial at the Harmon Cemetery near Gilboa.
Mrs. Dangler was born on July 29, 1868 in Franklin County, Ohio to Mr.
and Mrs. Patrick Noon both of whom preceded her in death.  She moved to
Putnam County from Deshler, Ohio.  She was married on June 8, 1890 to
Daniel Dangler who survives.
There are three sons, Homer of Leipsic, Irvin of Belmore and Chester of
Deshler; and two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Brooks of Leipsic, and Mrs.
Effie Henry of Deshler.  One son, William died in infancy.
There are two sisters: Mrs. Kate Doepker of Ottawa, Mrs. Celia Kerner of
Glandorf and two brothers: Edward Noon of Miller City and Patrick Noon
of Sapulpa, Okla.  Two brothers John and Thomas Noon and one sister,
Elizabeth preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dangler was a member of the Leipsic E.U.B. Church.
NOTE:  Mrs. Dangler was actually born in Madison County, Ohio

Bryan Welch
Bryan Welch was born in Madison County, Ohio, near Plain City, on March
12, 1863 and died at his home two miles south of Spencerville, Indiana,
on June 20, 1939 at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 8 days.
On September 16, 1888 he was married to Ida Sands, of Ottawa, Ohio, who
preceded him in death on February 29, 1932.  To this union were born
four sons and four daughters, all of whom survive the parents, and are
as follows:  Ivan, at home; Eva Cartmill, of Darlington, Indiana; Mary
Sauder, of Grabill, Ind; Chester, of Angola, Ind.; Hazel Nichols, of
Butler, Ind.; Everett and Adrian, both of Ft. Wayne, and Edna Shroyer,
of Auburn.  Besides the four sons and four daughters to mourn his
departure fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
They moved from Henry County, Ohio, in 1911 to Indiana and resided a
mile southeast of Bair's bridge in Allen County.
The funeral was held from the home Friday, June 23, with burial in
Spencerville Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Earl Clayton.
ST. JOE NEWS, Thursday, July 6, 1932

Mrs. Byron Welch
Mrs. Byron Welch, aged 64, passed away Monday noon, February 29, at her
home northeast of Grabill and one- half mile east of Horn school house,
after an illness of several months.  Surviving are the husband; four
sons, Chester, of Angola, Edward, of Columbus, Ohio, and Ivan and Edan
at home; four daughters Mrs. Simon Nichols of Newville.  Mrs. Guy
Cartmill, of Darlington, Mrs. Irven Sauder, of Grabill and Mrs. Kenneth
Miller, at home, and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 2, at the home.
Burial took place in the Spencerville cemetery.
ST. JOE NEWS, Thursday, July 6, 1932

Chester L. Farley, 92 of Akron, died May 24.
Mr. Farley was born in Ottawa, Ohio, and had been an area resident since
1917.  He was employed at the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. as a
supervisor, retiring with 44 years service.  Mr. Farley was a member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
He was preceded in death by son, Myron, in 1974, and his wife, Mary in
1980.  He is survived by his sister, Florence Broadbent of Akron,
daughter-in-law, Veronica Farley of Akron, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello and Carr
Funeral Home, 811 Grant St., Akron.  Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m.
Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Internment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Akron Beacon Journal, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

FARLEY, JOHN; age 80, died Wednesday evening at the residence, 294
Glenwood Ave.  Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Merle Davis, Ella M.,
Anna M., and one son, Walter F. Farley; one brother, Phillip; one
sister, Mrs. John Ridenour; 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services Saturday morning, 10 o'clock, at St. Martha's church .
Internment in Ottawa, Ohio. 

FARLEY, MARTHA; 60 years, wife of John and mother of Anna, Ella, Mrs.
M.V. Davis and Walter F., died Friday morning at the residence, 294
Glenwood Ave. of exhaustion.  She is also survived by one sister.  The
remains will be taken to Ottawa, Ohio, Sunday for funeral services and

Mrs. Sarah Curry
Another of our aged pioneers in the person of Mrs. Sarah Curry, wife of our
venerable fellow citizen Judge Curry, departed this life at 9:30 o'clock p.
m. on Friday the 29th ult., aged 82 years, 3 months and 26 days. The
deceased was born in Berkley county, Va., January 3rd, 1788, and removed
with her father and mother, the late John and Sarah VanAusdal, and other
members of the family, including our aged fellow citizen, C. VanAusdal, to
Preble county in the year 1807. In June 1843, she was married to Wm. Curry,
her now aged and afflicted husband. Besides her husband, Mrs. Curry is
survived by a son and two daughters, and a number of grandchildren.

Clem V. Best
Clem V. Best, 75, one of Canton's pioneer resident and for many years prominently 
identified with the lighting industry of Canton, died Wednesday night in his home, 
1617 Woodland ave. NW, following a brief illiness.   Mr.Best was born in
Carrollton and at the age of three years moved to Canton with his family.
When a very young man he became interested in lighting and its equipment and 
in a short time was head of the Ohio Lighting Company, which was later absolved
by the Sun Vapor company. In the year 1896 with his brother, Grant Best, he 
formed the Best Lighting company.  He served as its president and superintendent.
He was the holder of a number of patents incident to lights and lighting systems.
He retired from active business, May 1, 1920.   Mr. Best was for many years 
a member of the First M.E. Church and Washington Cousell, Jr., O.U.A.M. 
He leaves two sons, Homer, of the home, and Charles, of Canton; a daughter, 
Mrs. Rev. Charles Johnston, of Bissfield, a granddaughter and a step-grandson,
also a sister, Mrs. Eva D. MacDonald of Los Angeles.

Glenn W. BEST
Glenn W., 59, of 1809 18st, NE, passed away in Aultman Hospital Saturday
morning.  He was a life resident of Canton, was a Union Metal Company
employee for over 25 years.  Surviving are his wife, Beulah C., of the
home, one son, Dwain K., of Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Kennith
(Beverly) Hepler, of Mountain View, Cal.; one brother, Earl R., of
Youngtown; and one sister, Mrs.Alvin (Alta) Hogg, of Toledo, Ohio; four
grandchildren.   Services 1:30 pm Tuesday in the Schnerberger Funeral Home,
1137 N. Market.  Friends may call at the funeral home Monday 3-5 and 7-9 pm.

Delores R. "Dee Dee" Sanzenbacher
Delores R. "Dee Dee" Sanzenbacher passed away Friday at the Medical
College of Ohio Hospital.  She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church of Maumes.  Delores was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother
and an understanding, sympathetic and trusted friend. There will be a
void left in the lives of all whom she touched.  She is survived by her
loving husband, John: also daughter, Linda Sanzenbacher, Fl., and
son-in-law, Joseph, of Longwood, Fl., and son, John Sanzenbacher Jr., and wife,
Debra, of Maumes; 4 grandchildren, Kristen, Sarah, Scott and Jeremy.  Private
graveside service will be held Tuesday 11am in Ottawa Hills Memorial
Park.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturaday, Nov-17, 11am at St Paul's
Episcopal Church, Maumes.  The family suggest contributions to St. Paul's
Episcopal Church Preservation Fund or Shrine Hospital.  Arrangements by
Walker Funeral Home, 4315 Talmadge Rd.

Donald E. Best
Funeral services for Donald E. Best Sr., 68, of 1077 Greenleaf Blvd., and
Fort Myers, Fla., who died at his Elkhart home at 7:35 a.m. Friday,
Aug. 21, 1987, will be at 10 am Tuesday at the Hartzler-Gitermuth Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jack Pavy, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, will
officiate.  Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.   Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 pm Monday at the funeral home.  He was born Oct. 5, 1919, in
Canton, Ohio.  He married Norma Whiteman on Feb. 15, 1944, in
Youngtown, Ohio.   She survives with three sons, Donald E., Jr. and Richard L.,
both of Elkhart, and Larry, Plano, Texas; seven grandchildren; and a
sister, Mrs. Glenn (Arlene) Wiseman,Youngstown.  Mr. Best was a member of the
Trinity United Methodist Church and was an associate member of the
Chapel by the Sea, Fort Myers.   Memorials may be made to Trinity or to the
Indiana Kins Cancer Control Fund.   He was a real estate agent and
financier.   A decade ago, he was instrumental in acquiring property for the
Superblock project.  Superblock became the site for the Midway Motor
Lodge, of which he was a general partner.  Mr. Best moved to Elkhart in
1964 from Springfield, Mich., a suburb of Battle Creek.   He helped
incorporate Springfield.   After arriving in Elkhart, he was president of
the Mercury Finance Co. from 1958-63; he founded the Best Realty Co. and
served as its president untill his death. For many years, Mr. Best was
active in the residential and commercial property management field.  He
served as a director of Indiana State Realtors Assn. from 1973-76.  He was a
member and past president of Elkhart Board of Realtors.  He was past
president of the Elkhart Credit Bureau and longtime member of the
Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.  He served on the board of directors of the
Sheltered Workshop.   He was active in the Cub Scouts in Elkhart and was
past district commissioner of Boy Scouts of America.  He was active in the
United Way of Elkhart County and was a past chairman of the Downtown
Division of the United Way, Elkhart.   Mr. Best was past president of the
Elkhart Lions Club and past district governor of Lions International.  He
wa a member of the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge, both of Elkhart.  He was a
member of Kane Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite
Mason Valley of South Bend.  He was a member of Orak Temple, Michigan
City.  Mr. Best also served in the U.S Army during World War II.

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