(1918 - 2000)
BUTLER, Ind. - Lucile Olds, 81, of Butler, died Monday evening, Aug.
14, 2000, in DeKalb Memorial Hospital in Auburn, following an extended
Born in DeKalb County on Oct. 17, 1918, to Mamie Belle (McClellan)
and Guy C. Eddy, she married Ronald M. Olds on June 29, 1947, and he survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of
rural Butler and Wittenberg Guild.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Orris and Willard Eddy.
Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton, on Thursday
from 1-3 p.m. (Ohio time).
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 3 p.m.,
with Pastor Kathie Hostetter officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove
Cemetery in Edgerton.
Memorials may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church.
James "Jim" Joseph Bercaw
(1941 - 2000)
James "Jim" Joseph Bercaw, 59, of Defiance, died Tuesday afternoon,
Aug. 15, 2000, in the Community Hospital of Williams County in Bryan.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on July 7, 1941, to Dora (Ludwig) and Cloyce
"Tap" Bercaw, he was a 1960 graduate of Hicksville High School.
An Operations Superintendent who had worked for the Ohio Gas Company
for 39 years, he was also a member of the Bryan Masonic Lodge no. 215.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie (Tuttle) Bercaw; his mother; two daughters,
Kimberly Ann Bercaw of Defiance and Mrs. Roy "Butch" (Lisa Jo) Campbell
of Bryan; a stepston, Jim (and wife, Michelle) Gettys of Defiance; a stepdaughter,
Heather Gettys, of Fayetteville, Ark.; three grandchildren, Jakob Campbell,
Jaymie Gettys and Elizabeth Coles; and a brother, Jerry Bercaw, of Hicksville.
He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Frances Riter; and
his twin brother, Sydney Bercaw.
The family will receive friends in the Rice Funeral Home in Bryan today
from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a masonic service
being held at 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Friday
at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, with Dr. Brent Roth officiating. Burial
will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan.
Contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association or
to the American Cancer Society.
Haley Nicole Schauer
(August 9, 2000)
DEFIANCE - Haley Nicole Schauer was stillborn Wednesday morning, Aug.
9, 2000, at Defiance County Hospital in Defiance.
Surviving are her parents, Cheryl (Lambert) and Steven Schauer of Defiance;
maternal grandparents, Rita and Richard Lambert of Grover Hill; paternal
grandparents, Barbara and Joseph Schauer of Maumee; maternal great-grandfather,
Erwin Eaken of Payne; and several aunts and uncles.
Private graveside services will be held at the Pleasant View Cemetery
in Paulding County, with the Rev. Kevin Compston officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family at 3121 Sandlewood, Defiance, OH
Robert Greeley 'Bob' Snyder
(1923 - 2000)
Robert Greeley "Bob" Snyder, 77, age 77, of Bryan, Ohio passed away
Monday morning, August 14, 2000 in the Community Hospitals of Williams
County in Bryan after an extended illness.
He was an Army Administrator with the United States Army for 30 years
and served in the Korean Conflict, retiring from active duty in 1968. He
was also Vice President of Operations and Commercial Loans Divisions of
Pioneer Bank and Trust Company in St. Louis for eight years. A member of
the First Brethren Church in Bryan, American Legion Bryan Post #284, and
the Bryan Loyal Order of the Moose, he was a Williams County Associate
Deputy Sheriff and loved to ride horses.
Born in Bryan, Ohio on February 15, 1923, he was the son of Horace
Greeley and Ester Violla (Flightner) Snyder. His first wife, Mary Funk
Snyder, preceded him in death in 1968. On July 18, 1975, he married Helen
Margaret Kerr, and she survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Margie)
Sykes of Bryan, a brother, Charles (Marie) Snyder of St. Louis, Mo., three
grandchildren, Susan Michelle Tolbert of Newport News, Va., Patrick Sykes
of Brunswick, Ga., Newton Greeley Ford, and one great-grandson, Dylan Blake
Ford, both of New Freedom, Pa. Services for Robert G. Snyder will be held
at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2000, in the Brown Cemetery in Bryan,
with an Army Chaplain and Elder Jack Oxenrider participating. Military
Honors for Mr. Snyder will be accorded by an Honor Detail from Ft. Knox,
Ky. The family will receive friends in the Rice Funeral Home in Bryan on
Wednesday, August 16, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be given to the
Hillside Nursing Home with thanks and blessings for all the many kindnesses
extended to Bob while he lived with them at Anna's House.
(1906 - 2000)
TOLEDO - Ethel (Harvey) McKinnon, 93, of the Trilby/Toledo area, died
Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Heartland of Perrysburg, where she had resided
for the past four months.
Born in Evansport, Nov. 27, 1906, to Grace and Philip Heer, on Oct.
29, 1946, she married Harvey McKinnon, who preceded her in death in 1958.
While working as a housekeeper and nanny in Toledo, she attended TriState
Business School, and later worked at a number of businesses as a bookkeeper.
She was a longtime member of the Riverside Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Russel (Carolyn) Heer of Mississippi
and Mrs. Wilbur (Dollie) King of Toledo; two nephews, Robert Betts of Lake
Mary, Fla. and Richard Hoffman of Perrysburg; and a niece, Mrs. David (Mary
Ann) Wielgopolski of Toledo.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral
Home on Tremainsville Road.
Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Toledo
Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Virginia I. Ford
(1924 - 2000)
FAYETTE - Virginia I. Ford, 75, of Fayette, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000,
at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
Born Nov. 17, 1924 in Lyons to LaVonna (Disbrow) and Otis Kemp, she
was married to Ivan Ford, and he survives.
A secretary at Fayette Tubular for many years, she also worked for
an insurance agency and for H & R Block for 25 years. She attended
the United Methodist Church in Fayette, and was a member of the Legion
Auxiliary in Fayette and the WBIC Bowling League.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, Ivan, are a son, Roland (and
wife, Denise) Ford of Belvidere, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Neil (Roxanne)
Miller of Fayette, Mrs. Dave (Rosalyn) Reed of Osseo, Mich. and Ramona
Campbell of Stryker; a sister, Marjorie Warner of Adrian, Mich.; a brother,
Charles Kemp of Yuma, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Eagle Funeral
Home in Fayette, with Pastor Mark Holbrook officiating. Interment will
follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.
Lois I. Cameron
(1913 - 2000)
EVANSPORT - Lois I. Cameron, 86, of Evansport, died early Monday morning,
Aug. 14, 2000, in Harborside Nursing Home in Defiance, following an extended
Born in Defiance County on Oct. 22, 1913, to Esther (Waggoner) and
Emmett Cameron, she was a business woman in Evansport for many years, where
she and her family owned and operated the Cameron Grocery Store. A member
of the Evansport United Methodist Church, she also worked for many years
as a medical secretary in Defiance and Bryan.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Roger (Jennie) Vogelsong of Defiance
and Mrs. Michael (Christine) Brown of Laura.
Friends may call in the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker from 7-9 p.m.
on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the
Evansport United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Melvin Peter officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Evansport United Methodist Church or the
Defiance County Hospice.
La Jane B. Benien
(1916 - 2000)
ARCHBOLD - La Jane B. Benien, 84, of Archbold, died Sunday evening,
Aug. 13, 2000, at Fairlawn Haven, where she had been a resident since 1998.
Born April 10, 1916 in Archbold, to Hulda (Vonier) and Olley C. Lauber,
she was married to Arthur Benien on July 5, 1941, and he survives.
A longtime Archbold resident, she was a member of St. Martins Lutheran
Church in Archbold. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter,
Mrs. Michael (Bette) Brumbaugh of Bryan; and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Josephine)
Short of Archbold.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Olley V. Lauber.
Friends may call at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold from 6-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the St. Martins
Lutheran Church, with Pastor Thomas Lyberg officiating. Burial will follow
in the Archbold Cemetery.
Dorothy E. Ellis
(1911 - 2000)
MONTPELIER - Dorothy E. Ellis, 88, of Montpelier, died late Saturday,
Aug. 12, 2000, in Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier, following
a lingering illness. Born Oct. 16, 1911 in Montpelier, to Amanda (Zuber)
and Alvin Stantz, she was married to Ambrose "Bunk" Ellis, and had been
a Montpelier resident most of her life.
She had retired in 1972 after more than 25 years as co-owner and operator
of Ellis Market in Montpelier.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty J. March of Pioneer; four grandchildren,
Mrs. Jack (Melody) Taylor Sr. of Montpelier, Mrs. Gary (Sherry) Zimmer
of Pioneer, Jeffrey Gorsuch of Camden, Mich. and Robert Gorsuch of Pioneer;
11 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lola
Belle Brown of Montpelier.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ambrose in 1976; four brothers,
Neri, Ellsworth, Oliver and Melvin Stantz; and five sisters, Elva Stahler,
Myrtle Waldron, Abbie Koch, Zulu Traxler and Nettie Blythe.
The family will receive friends in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in
Montpelier, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday,
with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside
Cemetery in Montpelier. Memorials may be made the Central United Brethren
Gerald "Jerry" Thomas
(1940 - 2000)
MONTPELIER - Gerald "Jerry" Thomas, 60, of Montpelier and formerly of
Hudson, Mich., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in his home.
Born in Toledo on Jan. 2, 1940, to Rhea (Misenhelder) and Clark Thomas,
he married Sharon (Double) Marry on April 19, 1975, and she survives.
A U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Cuban Crisis, he was past
member of the Hudson Fire Department and Hudson Ambulance Service. Having
attended Rets Technical School in Toledo, was a member of the Ambrose Baptist
Church in Fayette, and was employed at Walmart in Bryan. He was also a
member of the Fayette Cruise Club.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Sharon, are his mother, Rhea Thomas
of Toledo; two sons, Jerry Thomas Jr. and Eddie Thomas, both of Decatur,
Ind.; a stepson, Chris Marry of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Betty Noward
of Toledo; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father Clark Thomas; a brother, Charles
Thomas; and a stepson, Ted Marry.
Visitation was to have been held Sunday at the Eagle Funeral Home in
Funeral services were to have been held this morning at the funeral
home, with the Rev. Alan Beal officiating with burial in Floral Grove Cemetery
in West Unity.
Memorials may be made to the family.
(1932 - 2000)
DEFIANCE - Lee Keeterle, 68, of Defiance, died Friday afternoon, Aug.
11, 2000, in his home.
Born April 6, 1932, in Defiance, to Ulita (Vorndran) and Herman Keeterle,
he was married to Dolene Limbaugh, and later to Joyce Stoufer, who both
Employed for 40 years at the Aro Corporation in Bryan, he coached Sherwood
Pony League Baseball, Sherwood Flag Football, Defiance Athletic Boxing,
Toledo Golden Gloves Nationals several times and Power Punch Professional
Boxing Club. He was a member of the of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in
Defiance and the Loyal Order of Moose in Bryan, as well as a member of
the IAM Union at Aro, and the President of Circle Club in Sherwood.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Joyce, are two daughters, Mrs.
Robert (Deb) Higley of Bryan and Mrs. Gary (Vickie) Crites of Ney; two
sons, Terry Keeterle of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Michael Keeterle of Fort
Wayne, Ind.; four stepsons, Tim, Mike and Scott Hohenberger, all of Defiance,
and Matt Hohenberger of San Francisco, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and
a brother, Don Keeterle of Defiance.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Patricia L. Keeterle.
Calling hours will be today at the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in
Defiance from 2-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
in the funeral home, with the Rev. Max Begley officiating. Burial will
follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, the Caring Way.
Emma Mae Berkebile
(1932 - 2000)
MONTPELIER - Emma Mae Berkebile, 68, of Montpelier, died early Saturday,
Aug. 12, 2000, in her home.
Born June 19, 1932, in Wauseon, to Zola Viola (Gross) and Clyde R.
Mead, she retired from Handy & Harmon Co. in 1993, after approximately
15 years as a machine operator.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Connie) Zimmerman of Evansport,
Mrs. Lawrence (Jackie) Day of Pioneer, Mrs. Roger (Donna) Pannell of Montpelier
and Emily Lee and Nate Bond of West Jefferson; three sons, Ray Berkebile
of Alvordton, Randy (and wife, Irene) Berkebile of Bryan and Dan Berkebile
of Pioneer; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucy
Smith of Auburn, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Richard and Clyde;
a sister, Maude Bard; a brother, William Mead; and a grandson, Michael
Visitation will be held in the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier
on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 2
p.m., with Minister Jan L. Pannell officiating. Interment will follow in
the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity. Memorials may be made to the Williams
County Humane Society.
Robert P. Corkle
(1927 - 2000)
ARCHBOLD - Robert P. Corkle, 73, of Archbold, died Friday evening, Aug.
11, 2000, in his home, following an extended illness.
Born in Archbold on April 9, 1927, to Laura (Greeley) and Sterling
Corkle, on Oct. 29, 1977, he married Joan Ebinger Dominique, and she survives.
A member of the St. Peter Catholic Church in Archbold, he was also
a past member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council
no. 7552, a member of the 4th Degree Bishop Rappe Assembly of the Knights
of Columbus and a member of the American Legion Post 669 in West Unity.
Prior to his retirement in 1992, he had worked for 30 years as a machinist
for the Young Spring & Wire Corp. in Archbold.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Joan, are six sons, Thomas (and
wife, Mary) Dominique of Bryan, Andrew (Ann) Dominique of Archbold, Michael
(Lisa) Dominique of Findlay, Richard (Becky) Corkle of Angola, Ind., Robert
(Penny) Corkle of Camden, Mich., and Ronald (Gina) Corkle of Angola, Ind.;
four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Susan) Saaf of Archbold, Mrs. Ken (Jan) Kirkland
of Dayton, Karen Dominique of Archbold and Mrs. Bill (Karen) Rummel of
Jackson, Mich.; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother,
Roger (Jane) Corkle of Wauseon; two sisters, Roberta Niehart of North Carolina
and Mrs. Warren (Ruth Ann) Esterline of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and his
stepmother, Myrtle Corkle of Wauseon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard.
Friends may call at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold today from
7-9 p.m., and on Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30
p.m. on Tuesday.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic
Church, with the Rev. Father Gary Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow
in the St. Peter Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice, the
Caring Way, of Williams and Fulton counties.
Theodore B. Van Poppel
(1933 - 2000)
OCALA, Fla. - Theodore B. Van Poppel, 67, of Ocala, and formerly of
Bryan, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in his home in Ocala.
Born April 16, 1933 in South Bend, Ind., to Lena and August Van Poppel,
he served in the Fifth Air Force in Korea. For 23 years, he worked for
Chemtron out of Rockford, Ill. He also worked for the New York Central,
Fla. East Coast Railroads.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a son, Ted (and wife, Donice) Van
Poppel of Ocala; a brother, Louis (Anita) Van Poppel of Ocala; a sister,
Elsie L. Gray of Bryan; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Military services will be held in the National Cemetery in Bushnell,
Memorials made be made to Hospice.
James Floyd Stewart
(1940 - 2000)
James Floyd Stewart, 59, of rural Bryan, died in his home on Tuesday,
Aug. 9, 2000.
Born Aug. 23, 1940, in Pikeville, Ky., to Oma (Branham) and Floyd Stewart,
he was employed at Plastech Inc. in Bryan. He was also a member of the
Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bryan. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey
(Sherry) Jaggers of Stryker; two sons, J.D. Stewart of Bryan and Greg Stewart
of Elkhart, Ind.; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Authelia Bartley,
Mellie Stewart, and Mrs. Bennett (Ann) Bartley, all of Bryan, and Mrs.
Kenneth (Rita) Ruffer of Stryker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker today from
2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday
at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will follow
in the Zion Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
J. Franklin Herman
MONTPELIER- J. Franklin Herman, 74, of rural Montpelier, died unexpectedly
Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2000, in the Emergency Department of Cameron
Hospital in Angola, Ind., after suffering an apparent heart attack in an
Angola, Ind., restaurant.
Among his survivors are his wife, Phyllis; two daughters, Mrs. Ray
(Barbara) Rummel and Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Sickmiller, both of Montpelier;
two grandchildren, Paul Rummel and Brandi Sickmiller; and a sister, Mrs.
John (Pauline) Clark Sr. of Montpelier.
Arrangements are pending at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Dorothy E. Powser
TUCSON, Ariz.- Dorothy E. Powser, 87, of Tucson, and formerly of Williams
County, died early Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Tucson, following a lengthy
illness. Among her survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marlo (Virginia) Williams
of Tucson; and a son, Gary (and wife, Vicki) Powser of Reno, Nev.; five
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending at
Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Le Moyne M. Ester
(1916 - 2000)
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Le Moyne M. Ester, 84, of Phoenix, and formerly of
Montpelier, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, in her daughter's home
in Phoenix. Born April 4, 1916, in Edon, Ohio, to Ethel (Bowles) and Curtis
Stuller, she was married to Howard W. Ester, and he preceded her in death
A homemaker, she attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Montpelier.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeanene McQuillen of Phoenix; a son, Howard
(and wife, Marsha) Ester of Fort Wayne, Ind; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Genevee Long of Glendale.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents.
Visitation will be from noon -2 p.m. on Wednesday at Thompson Funeral
Home in Montpelier. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday at
2 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier, with Pastor David Coffin
Memorials may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church in Montpelier.
James R. Cupp Sr.
(1930 - 2000)
James R. Cupp Sr., 70, of Bryan, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in his
Born in Defiance on July 2, 1930, to Hilda (Wolf) and Harry Cupp, he
was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and the owner and operator
of Cupp's Glass for 17 years.
Surviving are three sons, James R. Cupp Jr. of Bristol, Ind., Timothy
Cupp Sr. of Bryan and Robert Cupp of Oakwood; three daughters, Tomara Rhoden
of Edgerton, and Laura Thomas and Tonya Bockover, both of Bryan; two brothers,
Leo Cupp of West Unity and Ron Cupp of Evansport; a sister, Marilyn Sleesman
of Edgerton; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a grandson.
The family will receive friends in the Rice Funeral Home in Bryan on
Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral
home, with the Rev. Ned Speiser officiating. Burial will follow in the
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.
Beverly D. Burt
(1933 - 2000)
DEFIANCE - Beverly D. Burt, 66, of Defiance, died Saturday morning,
Sept. 30, 2000, in Leisure Oaks Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 5, 1933, in Edgerton, to Gladys (Gallant) and Rupert Fiig,
she was married to Eugene Burt in 1957, and he survives.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Am Vets of Defiance and the Al
Van CB Club of Delphos.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Sandra Smith
of Lacombe, La.; two sons, Charles E. Albertson of Butler, Ind. and William
Burt of Joilliet, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and
two sisters, Gwendolyn Fiig of Defiance and Sharon Siler of Delphos. She
was preceded in death by her parents.
Calling hours will be today from 2-9 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman
Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday
in the funeral home, with Paul Myers officiating. Burial will follow in
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Dawn A. Henricks
(1920 - 2000)
Dawn A. Henricks, 80, of rural Bryan, died Thursday evening, Sept. 28,
2000, at Community Hospitals of Williams County in Bryan, shortly after
her admittance. Born March 24, 1920, in Bryan, to Addie (Jones) and Adelbert
Peltcs, she was married to Bruce F. Henricks on Aug. 29, 1935, and he preceded
her in death in 1995.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Melbern United Methodist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Marvin (and wife, Janet) Henricks of Montpelier,
Timothy (Robin) Henricks and Todd (Kathy) Henricks, both of Bryan; four
daughters, Mrs. William (Sharon) Miller, Mrs. Glenn (Judel Henricks) Smith,
both of Bryan, Mrs. Erwin (Saundra) Bandy of Paulding and Mrs. Doug (Tamera)
Perras of Millbury; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were four brothers;
a sister, a grandson; and two great-grandsons.
Services will be private and there will be no visitation. Burial will
be in Brown Cemetery near Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Melbern United Methodist Church, or to
a charity of the donor's choice.
Krill Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Eugene Lewis, 87, of Anchorage, and formerly of
Montpelier, Ohio, died Sept. 24, 2000, in Anchorage.
The son of Vera (Apt) and Floyd Lewis, he had been living in Anchorage
for the past year. Surviving are a son, Jerry Lewis of Anchorage; a sister,
Evelyn Max of Defiance; six grandsons and several great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Lorene (Duffy) Lewis; a daughter,
Dr. Dianne Latham; and a brother, Herman Lewis.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
where he had resided for many years.