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Scott Badman
OAKWOOD — Services for Scott Badman, 64, Oakwood, pronounced dead on arrival in Paulding Memorial Hospital Thursday after suffering a heart attack, win be at 3 p. m. Sunday in Oakwood Methodist Church . The Rev. R. R. Kinney will officiate and burial will be in Sherman Cemetery. Mr. Badman had been at the cemetery In Oakwood when he suffered the attack. A neighbor, Woodrow Wilson, and he, had been seeding the grave of Mrs. Badman, who died about six months ago. Mr. Badman was a rural mail carrier in this area 42 years. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Oakwood Methodist Church , and past treasurer of the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Assn. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dean Nofslnger, Elida; a son, James, Lima ; a grandchild: his mother. Mrs. Anna Fuller, Oakwood, and a sister, Mrs. Emery Kretanger, Oakwood. The body will remain in the Stephens Funeral Home. Oakwood, until 1 p. m. Sunday, then will be removed to the church to await services. [Lima News, Apr 21, 1956]

Clifford L. Baker
PAULDING – Clifford L. Baker, age 73, died Monday, Aug. 3.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1935 in Paulding County, the son of Lester C. and Helen Mary (Yearling) Baker. His wife survives. He attended Spring Harvest Church, Van Wert. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a truck driver. He was a member of VFW Post #587; FOE #2405; and the Paulding Fish and Game Club. He was an avid hunter.
Also surviving are two sons, four daughters, a sister, 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Russell; and two brothers, Richard and Homer.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 7 at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Dale Bolenbaugh officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Paulding, with military graveside services accorded by VFW Post #587. [Paulding County Progress, Aug 4, 2009]

Ida Bashore
Paulding - Mrs. Ida Bashore, 87, died Sunday in Paulding County Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, a son, five step-sons, two stepdaughters, five grandchildren. Rites at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Crowell and Denherder Funeral Home. [Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Monday, November 25, 1963 - Sub by FoFG]

Max R. Billman
ANTWERP — Max R. Billman, 73, Antwerp, died Friday, June 21 at the Dallas Lamb Foundation Home, Payne.
He was born April 21, 1929 in Antwerp, the son of Cecil and Thelma (Leaman) Billman, both deceased. In 1951, he married Arlene (Clinton) Billman, who survives. He was an insurance salesman for Prudential Insurance Company for 20 years and worked at Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Antwerp, and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Also surviving are two sons, four daughters, one brother, and five grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, June 24 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Herman Scherger and Deacon Robert Nighswander officiating. Burial was at the Maumee Cemetery in Antwerp with graveside military honors by the VFW and Legion Posts. Arrangements were made by Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. [Paulding County Progress, Jun 21, 2002]

Sarah A. Burnett
PAULDING - Sarah A. Burnett, 47, of Paulding died at noon Tuesday in St. Joseph Hospital , Fort Wayne , about 12 hours after admission She had been in ill health for about two years. Born July 31, 1927, in Bluffton, she was a daughter of Wilhelm and Heigh (Bradenburg) Amstutz. Mrs. Burnett was a business course teacher at Paulding High School prior to her illness. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Paulding Women's Club. Survivors include her husband, Ernest, who is instrumental music director at Paulding High School ; a daughter, Rebecca, at home; two sons, Marvin, a student at the University of Cincinnati and Kevin, at home; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Yoder of Michigan City , Ind. , and a brother, Wilhelm Amstutz II of Phoenix , Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p. m. Friday in the First Christian Church with the Rev. David Everton officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery , Bluffton.Friends may call at Crowell- DenHerder Funeral Home, Paulding, after 2 p. m. Thursday. [Van Wert Times, Jan 8, 1975]

Mrs. C. C. Caulkins
The funeral of Mrs. C. C. Caulkins, Antwerp, was attended at the Methodist Church in this place on Thursday last. This lady (Miss Christine French ) was married in November, 1869, to Mr. Caulkins, and left for her new home with prospects of a long life, and now her friends bring her lifeless corpse in the lapse of a year for interment with other members of her family. [Defiance Democrat, Jan. 14, 1871]

Edwin O. Coil
PAULDING — Edwin O. Coil, 81, of Tavares , Fla. . died Friday in Florida . He had been ill for several weeks. He was born Oct. 6. 1896, in Paulding County , a son of Peter and Marguerite Coil.
Mr. Coil was a former Paulding County commissioner He resided in Fort Wayne prior to moving to Florida 17 years ago. Survivors include his widow, the former Laura Wade; a son, Curtis of Travis Cily. Mich. , four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Myers of Oak wood, Mrs. LaDonna McGregor of Ossion , Ind. , Mrs. Raimona Jakob of Elkhart, Ind. and Mrs. Patricia Mendenhall of Fort Wayne ; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Cryer of Van Wert. Mrs. Marie Ashbaugh and Mrs. Bernice Lutman, both of Astatula, Fla. . and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Crowell - Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Ronald Keebler officiating. Burial will be in Blue Creek Cemetery . Friends may call in the funeral home. [Van Wert Times, Feb 13, 1978]

Orest Gilmore Cole
ANTWERP — Orest Gilmore Cole, 83, died Friday, June 19, at Morton Plant Hospit al in Clearwater, Fla.
He was born Oct. 5, 1918 in Corydon, Ind., the son of Joe and Anna Griswold. A 1937 graduate of Antwerp High School, he served in the National Guard and in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He received a commendation for services beyond the call of duty in the Navy. He married Evelyn Seslar, who preceded him in death. He was retired from the Peter Eckrich Company.
Surviving are two sons, a daughter, several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Judith K. Fallis.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Maumee Cemetery in Antwerp with graveside military honors conducted by the Antwerp VFW Post 587. Dooley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, Jun 20, 2002]

Albert B. Coomer
Albert B. Coomer, one of the earliest settlers of Paulding county passed away at his home near Payne on May 26th, having lived here for over fifty years, within which time he was won the respect of all who knew him.
Deceased was born in Newfare, New York, March 14th, 1820 and was 84 years, 2 months and 12 days old at the time of his death. He came to Paulding county with his wife fully fifty years ago and together they battled hard through the pioneer days to raise their family of eight children, three of whom have already passed to the great beyond.
He leaves to mourn his death his almost heart-broken wife, three sons and two daughters, a brother and sister and a large number of grandchildren.
The funeral services were held at the Church of Christ on May 28th, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Lehman cemetery beside his three children. [Unknown newspaper, 26 May 1904 - Sub by Rhonda Burke-Feasby]

Albert B. Coomer
Former Payne man dies at home of daughter.
Albert B. Coomer, 70, former Payne resident, died Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Emmett Lawson with whom he had resided in Fort Wayne in recent years. Also surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Leo Farrell and Mrs. Zelotis Louraine, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Joe Kelbel, Payne; a son, Harold Coomer, Woodburn, Indiana: five grandchildren: three sisters: Mrs. Roy Snyder, Antwerp, and Mrs. Wesley Zingrebe and Mrs. J. E. Snyder, Fort Wayne and a brother, George Coomer, near Payne. Services were conducted at 2pm Monday in the funeral home, the Rev. A. A. Knuke officiating. Burial was in the Lehman cemetery, southwest of Payne. [Unknown newspaper, 01 Jun. 1950 - Sub. by Rhonda Burke-Feasby]

Charles H. Coomer

Killed by a Horse
29 Oct. 1900 - Last Saturday while the little son of Webb Coomer was leading a horse to pasture another kicked him on the head causing injuries from which he died Monday. [aged] 11y 5m 29d Buried in Lehman Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, 29 Oct 1900 - Sub. by Rhonda Burke-Feasby]

Mary Keltner Coomer
Mary Keltner Coomer was born January 1, 1825 in Pickaway County, Ohio and died Feburary 1, 1907, aged 82 year and 1 month. She was married to Albert Coomer, February 22, 1849. To this union was born three sons and six daughters, four of the daughters having preceded their parents to the better world.
She came with her husband to Paulding County in the fall of 1852, being one among the earliest settlers of Benton township. She endured the many hardships of pioneer life. Her husband died May the 26th 1904 and since that time she has been making her home with her youngest son, Samuel Coomer until the time of her death. She leaves three sons, two daughters, 58 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a host of neighbors and friends to mourn her loss. Buried in Lehman Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, 01 Feb. 1907 - Sub. by Rhonda Burke-Feasby]

Glen Martin Coppes
OAKWOOD - Glen Martin Coppes, 49, died at 10:11 a.m. Saturday in Defiance City Hospital following an apparent heart attack. He was a farmer. Survivors include a brother, L. Richard Coppes of Rt. 2. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Taylor Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Melrose Cemetery , Melrose . Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Apr 15, 1979]

James Egbert Crawford
James Egbert Crawford, who died recently in Fitzgerald, Ga., was a native of Ohio, having been born in Paulding county, June 30, 1868. He at one time resided in Seville, where he has relatives and where burial will be made. [The Medina Sentinel. (Medina, Ohio), 08 Oct. 1915]

Lawrence L. Cromley
ANTWERP – Lawrence L. Cromley, 85, of Antwerp, passed away Friday, May 5, 20 06 in Coldwater, Mich.
He was born July 30, 1920, in Antwerp, the son of William J. and Lenora (Leeth) Cromley. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII. On Oct. 17, 1943, he married Helen L. Schmunk. She passed away March 31, 1985. He was employed as a design analyst at International Harvester in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Antwerp United Methodist Church, Antwerp American Legion Post 253, VFW Post 5087, Coldwater Elks and was a Mason. He also served on the Antwerp School Board, Antwerp Village Council and park board.
He will be sadly missed by two sons, three daughters, 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His sisters, Iris Viancour, Addie Wetli and Ethel Gaisford, and a granddaughter have passed away.
You are invited to participate in his funeral service at 11 a.m. today, May 10, at Antwerp United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Schneider officiating and military honors from VFW Post 5087. [Paulding County Progress, May 6, 2006]

David N. Diehl
PAYNE — David N. Diehl, 64, of rural Payne, died Monday morning, June 29, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 27, 1944 in Decatur, Ind., the son of Lester R. and Virginia J. (Smith) Diehl, who both preceded him in death. On July 16, 1977, he married his wife who survives in Payne. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Payne (formerly St. John the Baptist).
He was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1969 and was retired from International Harvester. He was a champion go-cart and motorcycle racer across Ohio and Indiana as a teenager. Later in life, he loved working in his garage fixing and rebuilding cars, motorcycles and minibikes.
Also surviving are four daughters, one granddaughter, and two sisters, He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Oran A. Watts; two half-sisters; and a half-brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on July 3 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur with Father Ben Kakwezi officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Decatur with military gravesite rites conducted by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard. Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, Jun 30, 2009]

Fred C. Dysinger
Fred C. Dysinger 60, RFD 3, Paulding, a farmer in this area for many years, died at 1:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Paulding County Hospital. He had been a patient there for one day following a heart attack.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Tolene, two daughters, Mrs. Irene Mase, Litchfield, Mich, and Mrs. Eleanor Dunkle, Edgerton; two sons, Vernon and Nick, both of Paulding; seven sisters, Mrs. Floyd Simpson of Cecil, Miss Meryl Dysinger of Ashland City, Tenn, Mrs. Madge Pruett of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Dave Liddle, of Hermitage, Tenn., Mrs. Lawrence McKinney and Mrs. Fred Petty, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Dorsey Nicholas Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Carl of Terre Haute, and Gail of Cecil,10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday in the Paulding Presbyterian Church, with Rev. James Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Crowell-Den Herder Funeral Home until noon Friday, when the body will be taken to the church. [unknown newspaper/date]

Helen N. Fisher
Paulding - Helen N. Fisher, 86, Paulding, died Monday in Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, Fairlawn. She was born April 3, 1916, in Junction, the daughter of David and Pearl (Brown) Font. IN 1939, she married Rolland V. Fisher, who died in 2000. She was a 1964 graduate of Defiance College with a bachelor's degree and a 1966 graduate of Indiana University with a master's degree. She was a teacher at Paulding Middle School for 22 years, retiring in 1981. She was a life member of the Ohio Education Association and Indiana University Alumni Association, and a member of Paulding County Retired Teacher's Association. She was a member and deaconess of First Christian Church, Paulding, and its Christian Women's Fellowship. A life member of the John Paulding Historical Society and Friends of the Library, she was a member of Auglaize Country Club and Order of the Eastern Star, Van Wert Chapter No. 48 and a past matron of Paulding OES Corona Chapter No. 95.
Surviving are a daughter, Carole Fay, Akron; three grandchildren, three step-grandsons and a great grandson. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Lucille Young, and a brother, Forrest "Frosty" Font. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the church, with Rev. Dawn Remster officiating. Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. [The Crescent-News, 06/28/2002 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Robert Earl Foltz
PAULDING – Robert Earl Foltz, age 74, died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, July 10, at Pau lding County Hospital.
He was born April 18, 1935 in Broughton, the son of Earl L. and Naomi M. (Stair) Foltz. On Dec. 30, 1956, he married his wife who survives. He retired from GM Powertrain of Defiance in 1991 as a core-inspector after 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended the First Christian Church of Paulding. He was a member of UAW #211, Paulding VFW Post #587 and Paulding Eagles #2405, and he was an avid horseman and fisherman.
Also surviving are one daughter, Angela (Mick) Coak of Paulding; two sons, one brother, six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald; and his faithful dog “Mike.”
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 14 at the First Christian Church in Paulding with the Rev. Gregory Bibler officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, where Paulding VFW Post #587 conducted military graveside rites. Den Herder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, Jul 11, 2009]

Henry A. Frost
Grover Hill - Last rites were held at the Frost home here at 2 p.m. Sunday for Henry A. Frost, 63, prominent retired farmer of Washington-tp, who died at the family home after a long illness.
Frost had been in ill health for several months, but was confined to his bed but a few days. The services were in charge of the Rev. Cordrey, M. E. pastor of this place. Immediate surviving relatives include the widow, two sons, Orley, of Chicago, Ill.; and Raymond J., of Oakwood and one daughter, Mrs. Frank McClure of near Delphos. Burial was made at Turner Cemetery, Columbus Grove. [Lima News, Dec 29, 1925]

Donald Othal Gary
OAKWOOD - Donald Othal Gary,74,of rural Oakwood, died Thursday in Paulding County Hospital , Paulding. He was born July 14, 1917 in Brown Township of Paulding County to Charles and Elizabeth ( Preston ) Gary. On Nov.6, 1962 he married Elsje Marie Guilliam, who survives. Mr. Gary had worked as a truck driver for the Paulding County Highway Department, retiring in 1980, and also was a life-long farmer. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Continental. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Agnes McDole, Mrs. Martha McDole and Mrs. Alice Breitigam, all of Findlay. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Home in Oakwood with Rev. Kenneth Pollitz officiating. Burial is to be in Sherman Cemetery near Sharloe. [Lima News, Jan 24, 1992]

Glen L. Goeltzenleuchter
PAULDING – Glen L. Goeltzenleuchter, age 78, died Monday February 6, 2006, at the C onvoy Care Center, Convoy.
He was born March 27, 1927, in Paulding County, the son of Vern and Frannie (Bolinger) Goeltzenleuchter. On Oct. 30, 1948, he married Myrtle E. Boroff, who preceded him in death on June 23, 1985. He was a WWII Navy veteran. He was employed by General Motors, retiring in 1989, after 38 years. He was a member of Latty Methodist Church, Moose Lodge #2094 of Defiance, Paulding Eagles Lodge #2405, and the Paulding County Historical Society. He served as town marshall of Latty and on the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department Reserves.
He is survived by a son, three daughters, 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Bob, Morris, Bill, John and Vincent; and a sister, Ruth Jewell.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 10, at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Jim Edwards officiating. Burial was in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, with military graveside services. [Paulding County Progress, Feb 7, 2006]

Earl G. Golliver
GROVER HILL - Earl G. Golliver,70, of here, died it 4:10 a.m. Friday at his residence. Mr. Golliver was born July 15, 1920. in Paulding County , the son
of Joseph A and Minnie Sherlock Golliver On April 12. 1944, he married Gae Jones, who survives. Mr. Golliver retired in 1981 as postmaster of Grover Hill. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Grover Hill Post 2873. Survivors also include one daughter, one son, one brother, and four grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m.
Monday at Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill. Rev. Chris Farmer officiating Burial will be in Little Auglaize Cemetery, Paulding County, where military graveside services will be conducted by the VFW. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 to 11 a.m. Monday at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services at the church. [Lima News, Mar 8, 1991]

Cynthia D. Grimes
OAKWOOD - Cynthia D. Grimes, 34, died at 9:05 p.m. Monday at Paulding County Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 25, 1947, in Defiance, the daughter of Robert and Virginia Warren Brown, who survive in Oakwood. On July 3, 1965, she married Eugene (Beanie) Grimes, who also survives. Mrs. Grimes was a 1965 graduate of Auglaize-Brown High School at Oakwood. She was formerly employed as an academic secretary at the Chapel Christian Academy. She was a member of Prairie Chapel Bible Church. Survivors also include two sons, Marty Grimes and Joshua Grimes, both at home; four brothers, Bob Brown, Leo Brown and Larry Brown, all of Oakwood and Bill Brown of Paulding; and a sister, Mrs. Bill (Rainell) Koenn of Cecil. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Chapel Bible Church, Dr. Kenny McComas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour before services on Thursday. [Lima News, Mar 9, 1982]

Melvin J. Gudakunst
GROVER HILL - Melvin J. Gudakunst, 85. of Rt. 1. died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at home following a lengthy illness. His wife, the former Gertie B. Stern, survives. Other survivors are two daughters. Mrs. Mildred Pratt of Haviland and Mrs Mae Jarmon of Amarilo, Tex.; seven grandchildren: and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a life-long farmer. Services will be at 2 p.m Tuesday in Roselms Christian Church. Rev. Paul Miller and Rev. Michael Porter officiating. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Didnck-Taylor Funeral Home. [Lima News, Oct 3, 1976]

Woodrow Gudakunst
CLOVERDALE — Woodrow Gudakunst of Rt 1. Cloverdale died at 4:40 a. m today in Van Wert County Hospital. following an illness of five years. He had undergone open heart surgery, four years ago. He was born March 26, 1918, in Putnam County, a son of Melvin J and Gertie B (Stern) Gudakunst. Survivors include his widow, the former Ruth Ann Elston of Grover Hill, whom he married Sept 23, 1939; his parents ol Rt. 1. Cloverdale. two daughters. Mn. Bill ( Sharon) O'Neil of Zion. Ill and Miss. Marlene G;udakunst, at home; two sons Gary of Rt 1, Cloverdale and John of Grover Hill; two sisters. Mrs. Phillip ( Mildred) Pratt of Haviland and Mrs May Jarmon of Amarillo, Tex., and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. Merlyn. Mr. Gudakunst. a lifelong farmer, was proprietor of the Melrose Seed and Grain. Inc.. an aerial applicator for 25 years in Paulding County and former owner of the Grover Hill elevator having sold it in 1974 due to ill health. He owned and operated the Tri-County Flying Service for 30 years and was a member of the National Flying Farmers Assocation. He was a former member of the Grover Hill School Board, and graduated from Grover Hill School in 1936. He was also affiliated with the Roselms Christian Church and was a member of the Ohio farmer's Union of Grain Buyes amd the Wesl Branch Conservation Club. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday tn Roselms Christian Church with the Rev. Paul Miller and the Rev Donald Baer officiating Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery Friends may call after 7 p. m. Wednesday in Didnck-Taylor Funeral Home. Grover Hill. [Van Wert Times, Jan 21, 1975]

Lilyan Eileen Hale
PAULDING — Mrs. Lilyan Eileen Hale, 56, of Rt. 1, Paulding died at 10 a. m. Friday in her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1917, near Grover Hill, a daughter of Guilford 0. and Alta (Lake) McClure.
On Nov. 6,1946, she married Wallace Hale of Van Wert. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1960. Survivors include her parents of Grover Hill; two sons, Larry and Gary of Rt. 1, Paulding, and a grandson. Mrs. Hale was a former employe of Grizzly Manufacturing Co., Paulding, and a member of Broughton United Methodist Church and its Women's Society of Christian Service. She also served at one time as pianist. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Monday in Broughton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack T. Corn officiating. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery. Friends may call in Didrick-Taylor Funeral Home, Grover Hill, after 10 a. m. Sunday. [Van Wert Times, Feb 2, 1979]

Valora Heaston
Word has been received by friends in this city of the death of Miss Valora Heaston at her home in Payne, Ohio, after an illness of two years of tuberculosis, Miss Heaston was formerly an employee of the Wayne Knitting mills in this city, and a member of the West Jefferson Street Church of Christ. She Is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Heaston; two sisters, Mrs. Josie Rhielle, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Kenneth Richwine, and two brothers, Harold and Ansil, of Detroit. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ at Payne. Ohio, Sunday afternoon at 2 o clock The Rev Mr. Tomes of Gary, will officiate Interment In the Lehman cemetery. [21 Aug 1920, Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Submitted by Barb Zigenmeyer]

John Henschen
PAYNE — John Henschen, 81, of Payne, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the Pau lding County Hospital.
He was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Payne, the son of Otto and Cecile (Lamb) Henschen. He graduated from Payne High School and attended Ohio State University, where he played second trumpet in the marching band. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in Japan. On Jan 28, 1954, he married his wife of 55 years, who survives. He retired from International Harvester, Fort Wayne and TGS, Antwerp.
He was a member of Payne Volunteer Fire Department for 15-1/2 years, a 50-year member of Flat Rock Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post #297 in Paulding, VFW Post #587, and former member of Payne Village Council.
Also surviving are three daughters, a son, two granddaughters, five step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Graham. Services were held Friday, July 17, at the St. James Lutheran Church, in Payne with the Rev. Joseph Allen officiating. Burial was in the Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne, with military honors. Dooley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.[Paulding County Progress, Jul 15, 2009]

Albert Sylvester Hills
Died--- in Crane township, Paulding county by drowning, on the evening of the 22d September, Albert Sylvester, second son of Amos W. and Eunice Hills, aged one year and five months. [Defiance Democrat, Oct 10, 1844]

William D. Hunter
PAULDING - William D. Hunter, 47, of Paulding, died at 1:30 a. m. today in Paulding County Hospital where he had been a patient seven days. He had been seriously ill for about five months.
Born on April 5, 1925, in Portland, Pa. , he was the son of Roy and Margaret (Mitchell) Hunter. Survivors include his widow, Janet (Adams) Hunter; his mother, who resides in Lima ; two sons, Timothy of Springfield and Jeffrey of Oxford; a stepson, Roland Strahley of Paulding, and a grandchild. Mr. Hunter was in the Merchant Marines In World War II, and was employed by LaCross Co. in Fort Wayne as district sales manager. He was also a member of Paulding Eagles.
Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday in the First Christian Church, Paulding, with the Rev. David Everton officiating.
Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crowell-DenHerder Funeral Home after 2:30 p. m. [Van Wert Times Sep 14, 1972]

Eva Hutchison
CHARLOE - Mrs. Eva Hutchison, 79. of Akron. a summer resident of Charloe, died at 2:10 p. m. Monday while attending the convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Cincinnati. Mrs. Hutchison was a member of the First Congregational Church, current state treasurer of the Daughters of the American Colonists, a member of the DAR. the 1812 Historical Association and the women's auxiliary of the Akron Hon Lions Club. Born October. I893. In Garfield, Kan., she was a daughter of Clark and Alice (Ayrea) Mead . She was a former resident of the Charloe community and and taught school for seven years, having taught in the Charloe. Lighthill and Keck Grade Schools. She was in alumnae of toe Normal School. Angola, lnd., now Tri-State College. On Sept. it. 1916. she married Walter Hutchison, a native of Scott. Following her husband's graduation from law school, they moved to Akron, where she assisted him as legal secretary. Mr. Hutchison died Oct. I. 1964. Survivors include a brother, Arthur, Marcellus. Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Glen (Irene) Harshbarger of Mogadore. Four brothers, Otto, John, Leslie and Earl, three sisters, Miss Agnes Mead, Mrs. Beatrtce Cunningham and Miss Edwina Mead, are deceased. Funeral servicea will be at 2 p. m Thursday in the Taylor Funeral Home. Oakwood, with the Rev. Freeman Whetstone officiating. Burial will be in Charloe Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Wednesday. [Van Wert Times, Mar 20, 1973]

Darwin D. Jewel
PAULDING – Darwin D. Jewel, age 74, died Wednesday, April 15 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1934 in Scott, the son of Irvin M. and M. Leota (O’Day) Jewel. On May 4, 1985, he married his wife who survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the Church of God in Van Wert, and was employed by the Lafarge Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 1996. Also surviving are a daughter, a son, six step-children, 11 grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven great-step-grandchildren; and three cats.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Irvin Jewel Jr.; and two infant sisters.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 18, at Paulding Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Stan Sneeringer officiating. Paulding VFW Post #587 accorded military graveside rites. Den Herder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, Apr 16, 2009]

Kenneth E. Klender
Kenneth E. Klender, 88, of Antwerp, passed away Tuesday, November 19th, at Laurels of Defiance. Arrangements by Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. [West Bend News, 11/27/2013 -- Sub. by: Rhonda Burke-Feasby]

Pauline Knoll
Oakwood --PAULINE KNOLL, 86. died at 5:40 a.m. Nov. 19, 2000 at Wyandot Manor, Upper Sandusky. She was born March 22,1914, in Grover Hill to Rueben and Daisy (Maxson) Saum. On April 26, 1934, she married Arthur Knoll, who died in 1978. Mrs. Knoll was a homemaker. She was a member of Auglaize Chapel Church of God in Oakwood. Survivors include a son. Roger Knoll of Wharton, six grandchildren and 10 great -grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Foltz. Services will begin at 11 am. Wednesday at Auglaize Chapel Church of God. The Rev. Raymond Matson will officiate. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, or from 10 to 11 am. Wednesday at the church.[Lima News, Nov 20, 2000]

J. L. B. Leatherman
J. L. B. Leatherman, of Harrod is in receipt of a message, conveying news of the death of his eldest brother Hiram Leatherman, which occurred on Sunday night at his home near Cloverdale, Paulding county.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Dunkard church, of which the deceased was a faithful member. Mr. Leatherman was the oldest living son of Michael Leatherman and was 95 years of age. Five brothers and sisters survive; Sarah J. Custer, 80 years of age; Hannah and Mary, 65 years of age; Thomas P., 75 years of age and J. L. B., 75 years of age. Mr. Leatherman was himself the father of a large family, twelve children having grown to manhood and womanhood. [Lima Times Democrat, July 13, 1909]

P. Frank Lee
Dates: Nov 22, 1888 - Dec 14, 1980
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 22, 1888 in Paulding Co to Stephen A & Ruth J Mason Lee
Married to: Susie F Douglas for 21 years
Occupation: retired farmer
Died: Dec 14, 1980 at Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: 3 sons; 3 daughters; 33 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 6 half-brothers; 2 half-sisters
Burial: Blue Creek Cemetery, Paulding, O
[Lima News on Dec 15, 1980]

James Roy Leslie
PAULDING – James Roy Leslie, age 78, died Tuesday, April 7, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born Sept. 29, 1930 in Paulding, the son of James J. “Pete” and Mary E. (Elliott) Leslie. In 1953, he married his wife, who survives. He was employed at the former General Portland Cement, Paulding and was a boiler operator at BF Goodrich in Woodburn for 33 years, retiring in 1994. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding, Widow’s Son Lodge Paulding Chapter #165 Royal Arch Masons, and VFW Post #5087, Antwerp. Also surviving are two sons, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Rex; and a sister, Mary Hackbarth. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 11 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding, with the Rev. Stan Sneeringer officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding, where military graveside rites were accorded by Paulding VFW Post #587. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, was in charge of arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, Apr 8, 2009]

Alice U. Ludwig
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Siferd Westwood Chapel for Alice U. Ludwig, 79, of Lima. She died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. She was bom June 30, 1907, in New Rochelle, N.Y., the daughter of Lucien F. and Alice A. Finnegan Unkart. On June 6, 1928, she married Dr. William B. Ludwig, who died Feb. 11,1976. Mrs. Ludwig was a homemaker. She was a member of Central Christian Church and its choir. She was also a member of Trinity Chapter 16, Order of Eastern Star, and Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 20. She had been a volunteer for Lima Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a precinct worker for the board of elections. Survivors include two sons, Bernard E. Ludwig of Lima, and Dr. Robert N. Ludwig of Columbus; one daughter, Barbara J. Talbot of Miami, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grand- child. Francis Koenn will officiate services. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the the funeral home. [Lima News, Dec 29, 1986]

Sarah Marcellus
Died--- At her residence in Junction, Paulding county, Ohio, on the 20th inst., Mrs. Sarah Marcellus, wife of Dr. H. Marcellus, in the 67 year of her age. The deceased was born in the city of Philadelphia on the 23d day of September, in the year 1784. She united herself to the M. E. Church about the year 1812, and from that time up to the day of her death endeavored to adorn her profession by an upright walk and Godly conversation, reproving sin and commending righteousness to all around.
In her death her husband has lost an affectionate wife, her children one of the best of mothers, and the Church (in this place) one of her brightest ornaments. Although she was never known to rejoice aloud, yet her "peace" continued always "to flow as a river, and her righteousness as the waves of the sea" Her last sickness was of short duration- not to exceed fifteen minutes, and was pronounced by the physican dropsey of the heart. Her last words were "Lord Jesus receive my spirit"
"Let sickness blast, let death devour, If heaven must recompense our pains; Perish the grass, and fade the flower, If firm the word of God remains. S.R.H. [Defiance Democrat, Mar 22, 1851]

Marla Marie Matson
OAKWOOD - Marla Marie Matson, 4 1/2, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was a student at Parc Lane School in Paulding.
Survivors include her parents, David and Sandra Geren Matson of Oakwood; grandparents. Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Matson of Oakwood and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Geren of Oakwood; and great-erandparents. Elwood Matson of Continental, Thelma Rair of Paulding and Edith Merriman of Oakwood. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Auglaize Chapel Church of God. Burial will be in Little Auglaize Cemetery, Melrose. Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home after 7 tonight and anytime Saturday. The body will be taken to the church an hour before time of services. [Lima News, May 30, 1980]

Martha Melia
Mandale - Died, Mrs Mat (Martha) Melia wife of J. S. Melia, the 29th day of August, and was buried the 29th. She leaves a husband & five children, the youngest one week o ld. Martha was 37 yrs old. [unknown newspaper, Sept 3 1908]

John Joseph Meyer
HICKSVILLE – John Joseph Meyer, 76, of Hicksville, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday , May 26 at his residence.
He was born March 10, 1933 in Antwerp, the son of John and Regina (Kenner) Meyer. On Aug. 7, 1954, he married his wife, who survives. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve, was a heavy equipment operator at Lafarge, a member of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church Hicksville, and a 3rd & 4th Degree member of th e Knights of Columbus.
Also surviving are six daughters, two sons, three sisters, a brother, 21 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, May 29, at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Hicksville, with Father Thomas Oedy officiating. Burial was in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp. Dooley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, May 26, 2009]

Ralph Moorman
OAKWOOD — Ralph Moorman of Toledo and a former Roselms resident, died at 2:10 this morning in Toledo Hospital following a stroke. Surviving is his wife, Ilo. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mellinger Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Grover Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars post and Oakwood American Legion post. [Lima News, Nov 7, 1975]

Joel Munson Jr.
Died--- On Friday, 14th ult., in Carryall township, Paulding County, Joel Munson Jr., son of Joel Munson, aged 16 years, of inflamation of the brain. [Defiance Democrat, Mar 8, 1851]

Ada Adell Murray
Ada Adell Murray, 45, died at 12 34 p.m. Dec 2, 1999 at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born April 1, 1954 in Paulding to Robert E. and Mary Elizabeth Roberts Pease. Her mother survives in Van Wert. On Aug. 27 1977, she married Brian K Murray, who survives. Mrs. Murray was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Bethlehem Tabernacle Church, Van Wert. Survivors also include a step-daughter. Amy Morrow of Scott; a brother. Robert L. Pease of Van Wert: three sisters. Penny Wiles and Marcela Wiles, both of Van Wert, and Linda Hill of Middle Point; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother. Dale E. Pease. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the church . Van Wert. The Rev Russell Lawrence will officiate. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. [Lima News, Dec 2, 1999]

Thomas George Myers
HAVILAND — Thomas George Myers, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 17, at Van Wert County Inpa tient Hospice.
He was born April 21, 1929, in Paulding County, the son of Lewis H. and Wilhelminia C. (Gombert) Myers. On Dec. 31, 1954, he married Janet Colleen Keysor who survives in Haviland. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War, and a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on the church counsel and the building committee.
Also surviving are four sons, two sisters, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lewis and Maurice Myers. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 20 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Paulding with the Rev. Mike Harper officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Den Herder Funeral Home in Paulding is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on today at the church. [Paulding County Progress, Jan 18, 2010 (and Van Wert Times Bulletin, Jan 22, 2010)]

Caroline E. Newton
Died - at her residence, at the Furnace, in Paulding county, Saturday, March 25th, 1871, after an illness of about thirty-six hours, Mrs. Caroline E., wife of Mr. Townsend Newton. Mrs. N. was a woman of rare qualities, with considerable mental culture. She combined a tireless energy and a sweetness of spirit with a strength and purity of affection seldom surpassed. She was born at Fort Ann in Washington county, New York, Dec. 16th, 1828, where in 1849 she consorted with Mr. Newton. Her sphere in life did not afford her a large circle of acquaintances, but over the one in which she moved she exercised a strong control. Her funeral services took place on Wednesday, March 29,1871.A husband and six children mourn the loss of a kind wife and an affectionate mother. [Defiance Democrat, April 1, 1871]

Myrtle Ann Phillips
OAKWOOD — Myrtle Ann Phillips, 84, of Cincinnati , died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda Hospital , Cincinnati. Born March 24, 1889, in Van Wert, she was the daughter of Orlando and Casselia Reynolds. She attended Ridge Township School in Van Wert County. She married George Phillips of Mandale in 1901, and he survives. Also surviving is a sister, Mable Rich of South Bend , Ind. She was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church . Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Middle Greek Baptist Church , two miles north of Roselms. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Taylor Funeral Home. [Lima News, July 15, 1973]

A.J. Point
A.J. Point, Paulding, Dies in Toledo--March 1, 1929 Relatives here of A.J. Point, of Paulding have received a message telling of his death, which occured in a sanitarium in Toledo. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Presbyterian Church at Paulding. Mr. Point was a brother of Mrs. Elizabeth Herminghuysen of Ridge township. [unknown newspaper, March 1, 1929; Sub. by: Teresa Haines Rigney]

Basil Porter
PAULDING — Basil Porter, 90, died at noon Tuesday, May 19, at the Dallas Lamb Found ation Home in Payne.
He was born June 16, 1918, in Kalida, the son of John and Fray (Aleshire) Porter. On Dec. 7, 1943, he married his wife who survives in Oakwood. He was a U.S. WWII Army veteran and was a farmer. He was a member of the former Odd Fellows Lodge in Oakwood and a life member of the Oakwood American Legion.
He is also survived by two sons, two brothers, a sister, five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three brothers, DeLoy, Nolan and Richard Porter; and two sisters, Lucille DeCamp and LaDean Porter.
Services were held Friday, May 22, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home in Oakwood, with Pastor Terry Porter officiating. Burial was in the Little Auglaize Cemetery in Melrose with military rites conducted by the Oakwood American Legion. [Paulding County Progress, May 19, 2009]

Elsie F. Pratt
GROVER HILL - Elsie F. Pratt, 86, died at 4:35 a.m. today at her home. She was born June 5, 1897, in Brown Township, Paulding County, the daughter of Jason and Maria Alice (Upp) Brown. On March 31, 1920, she married Roy Pratt, who survives.
Mrs. Pratt was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and Antioch Christian Church.
Survivors also include seven sons, seven daughters, 51 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 97 great-grand-children; 29 stepgreat-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister. Effie Freede of Ashtabula.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Oakwood. Rev. Michael Dunson officiating. Burial will be in Prarie Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home. Oakwood, after 7 p.m. Wednesday, anytime Thursday and at the church an hour before services Friday. [Lima News, Jun 7, 1983]

Leona E. Pricecanode
Birth: June 27, 1908 (Payne, OH)
Parents: Virgil & Bertha Price
Marriage: Ernest Canode (July 6, 1929). 4 sons.
Death: May 21, 1991 (Highmore, SD)
Age: 82 yrs 10 mos 24 ds
Funeral: May 24, 1991 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Country school, business school in Mitchell
Occupation: Canode's Tavern
Locations: moved to SD with mother and step-father, A. B. Morgan, 14 mi. N. of Highmore
Organizations/Civic: United Methodist Church, Hyde County Senior Citizens Center, American Legion Auxiliary
Preceded in death by: husband, parents, brother
[From the memorial leaflet - Contributed by Jacque McDonnell. Survivor information omitted for privacy]

Mabel Rhees
OAKWOOD, O., July 14 - Mrs. Mabel Rhees, 54, of RD 2, Oakwood, died yesterday in Paulding County Hospital, Paulding. A native of the Continental area, she was a member of Prairie Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church and its Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are her husband, Milo; son, Gale, Oakwood; daughters, Mrs. Louise Grimes, Mrs. Frances Matson, and Mrs. Kathleen Butler, all of Oakwood; 14 grandchildren, and sisters, Mrs. Opal Matson, Oakwood, and Mrs. Delpha Merriman, Grover Hill. Burial in the Prairie Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church cemetery. [THE BLADE: TOLEDO, OHIO, 07/14/1964 - Sub. by K. Watson]

Andrew D. Reinhart
PAULDING – Andrew D. Reinhart, age 26, died Saturday, April 18 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 12, 1982 in Defiance, the son of Denny and Sue (Bair) Reinhart. He was a 2001 graduate of Bryan High School and attended Four County Career Center. He was a U.S. Marine veteran serving in “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan and in “Operation Iraqi Freedom” in Iraq from 2001-07, where he earned the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd Award); Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; National Defense Service Medal; and Certificate of Commendation (Individual Award). He attended the Family Christian Center in Defiance and was a member of the Paulding VFW Post #587 and Paulding Eagles #2405. He is survived by his parents, a sister, a niece, paternal grandparents, maternal grandmother, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles “Junior” Bair. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Tim Burden officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood, with military graveside rites conducted by Paulding VFW Post #587. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services on Friday. [Paulding County Progress, Apr 19, 2009]

Ralph Eugene Rhoad

HAVILAND – Ralph Eugene “Gene” Rhoad, age 80, died Friday, Sept. 4 at his residence.
He was born May 15, 1929 in Paulding County, the son of John and Gertrude (Gantt) Rhoad. Gene and his eight siblings grew up on a farm located south of Paulding in Blue Creek Township. He graduated from Latty High School in 1947 and was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. On Dec. 18, 1971, he married his wife who survives. Gene was a self-employed farmer all of his life and was a member of the Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland and the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge #580.
Also surviving are one daughter, two step-daughters; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Floyd, Kenneth, Arlo and Doyle; and three sisters, Arlene Tyas, Donna Wilson and Enid Learned.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 9 at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Blue Creek Cemetery, where the Paulding VFW Post #587 will accord military graveside rites. Visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral services today. [Paulding County Progress, Sep 4, 2009]

Mel F. Ross
PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Mel F. Ross, age 86, died July 19. He was an avid golfer, perpetual jokester and celebrated storyteller.
He was born Dec. 19, 1922 in Marianna, Pa., the son of Antonio and Mary Josephine Rossi.
He was a WWII Army veteran. Mel resided in Dayton for 60 years, enjoying a career with Equitable Life Insurance and being inducted into the Equitable Hall of Fame and the Million Dollar Round Table. He moved to Port Richie in 1990. His warm smile, hearty laugh and pervasive optimism will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, two daughters, and two honorary daughters, and special pals, Fang and Boss.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding, with the Rev. Greg Bibler officiating. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, is in charge of arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, Jul 19, 2009]

Lloyd William Russell
PAULDING — Lloyd “Bill” William Russell, 68, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Toledo, the son of Lloyd A. and Edna M. (Weber) Russell. In 1963, he married his wife, who survives. He was currently employed as a supervisor for the Roeder Cartage Company for 16 years, and was formerly employed by the Schwermen Trucking company for 19 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.
Also surviving are two daughters, and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister, Virginia York.
Services were held Saturday, May 11, at Den Herder Funeral Home with the Rev. David Meriwether officiating. Military rites were conducted by VFW Post #587. Burial will be at a later date. [Paulding County Progress, May 9, 2002]

Jennie Savercool
Death of Mrs Jennie (Russell) Savercool
One by one old schoolmates pass away, and are numbered with the silent throng who have gone from earth to a happier home. Jennie Russell was a member of the class which ended its school work in 1870, in our public school. She was born in Paulding county, Ohio, in August 26, 1856, and died at the age of 34 years, 7 months and 14 days, leaving a little daughter, only a few hours old. She was married to Edward M. Savercoal, January 9th, 1884, and lived happily until death called her home from earth. The Oakwood (O.) Sentinel speaks of her thus:
She was the only daughter of the late J. M. Russell and wife and leaves a brother (Homer) the soul survivor of the family. Jennie was a christian, having ex-perienced a change of heart several years ago and has steadily kept her face turned toward the Celestial City until called from labor, to reward. She was a great worker in the Juvenile Temple lodge of this place and was very efficient in instructing the children, and many of these little ones, we believe, will rise up in the Judgment day and call her blessed. [poem omitted] [Perrysburg journal. (Perrysburg, Wood Co., O. [Ohio]), 25 April 1891]

Joseph Schaefer
Joseph Schaefer, aged 52 years, a resident of Payne, Ohio, died at 9:30 o'clock last night at St. Joseph's hospital. The widow and four children survive. The body was removed to the Gets and Cahill undertaking establishment and was this afternoon shipped to Payne, where funeral services and interment will take place. [Ft. Wayne News Sentinel, May 1, 1918]

Mary Wilhelmina Schilt
The funeral of Mrs. Thos Schilt was held at Oakland M. E. Church Saturday, Rev. G. Zucker officiating. She was aged 60 years and died of dropsy. The remains were taken to Potter Cemetery. [Defiance Republican Express; January 11,1894]

William Schilt
William Schilt died at his home in Defiance township, five miles south of this city, of consumption, Sunday. He was 25 years old. The funeral occured this morning at 10 o'clock at his late home and his remains were interred in the Klein cemetery. Rev. Zucker conducted divine services. [Defiance Daily Crescent, May 23,1893]

Alonzo E. Snyder
GROVER HILL - Alonzo E. Snyder, 91, a retired farmer of Rt. 1, died 12:40 p.m. Saturday in the Van Wert Manor Nursing Home. Surviving are his wife, Ora Ethel Snyder, who resides at the nursing home; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Longstreth of Rt. 5. Van Wert, and Mrs. Dorothy Lytle of Rt. 2, Paulding; 18 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of the
Christian Union Church. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Dedrick-Taylor Funeral Home, Rev. Paul Miller officiating, with burial in Middle Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday. [Lima News, Feb 18, 1973]

Donald DeWayne Shafer
PAULDING — Donald DeWayne Shafer, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 3 at The Gardens of Paulding.
He was born Aug. 3, 1937 in Paulding County, the son of Albert T. and Ruth (DeLaney) Shafer. On Dec. 21, 1962 he married his wife, who survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Johns Manville, where he retired in 2002. He attended the Dupont Church of the Brethren in Dupont and was a member of AMVETs of Defiance. He was an avid wood worker and gardener.
Also surviving are a son, a daughter, one brother, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Randy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Terry Porter officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood, [unknown newspaper/date]

Frank W. Shipman
PAULDING — Frank W. Shipman, 86, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Laure ls in Defiance.
He was born Sept. 26, 1915 in West Unity, the son of Francis and Jessie (Keller) Shipman. In 1940, he married Mary M. Hockenberry, who preceded him in death in 1993.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during WWII. He was a member of the Paulding Police department from 1953-55, a deputy for the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department from 1955-73, and a security guard for the B.F. Goodrich Co. for eight years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Paulding, and a member of the Payne American Legion Post #297.
Surviving are two sons, six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were a sister, Vesta Hawkins; and a brother, Carl Shipman.
Services were held Tuesday, July 30, at Den Herder Funeral Home in Paulding. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. [Paulding County Progress, Jul 26, 2002]

Elmer W. Sprow
PAULDING: Elmer W. Sprow, age 87, died Monday, Jan. 18 at The Gardens of Paulding.
He was born June 15, 1922 in Paulding County, the son of Oscar and Anna (Jacob) Sprow. On Dec. 12, 1947 he married Kathryn Anne Williamson, who preceded him in death on May 5, 1991. He was the owner of Sprow Realty and Motel, retiring in 1981; a WWII U.S. Navy veteran; and a life member of Paulding VFW Post 587.
He is survived by a daughter, two sons, a brother, and a sister, six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Brock R. Sprow; three brothers, Don, LaVon and Edward Sprow; and a sister, Delores Thomas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Ben Lowell officiating. Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW Post 587.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 and one hour prior to services on Saturday at Den Herder Funeral Home. [Paulding County Progress, Jan 19, 2010]

Donald R. Starry

Donald R. Starry, 65, of Antwerp, died at 9:20 pm, Thursday, Jan. 14, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 29, 1944, in Antwerp, the son of Pearl (Hoover) and Earl Starry, who both preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam; was a member of Antwerp VFW Post 5087 and worked at Uniroyal Goodrich, Woodburn.
Surviving are two sons, two daughters, a brother, one sister, 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Oller; and a brother, Harold. Services were held Monday, Jan. 18, at Dooley Funeral Home in Antwerp. [Paulding County Progress, Jan 15, 2010]

Willis Eugene Stoller
PAULDING – Brother Willis Eugene Stoller, age 77, passed away Friday, Sept . 25, surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 2, 1932 in Paulding, the son of Herbert and Leah (Laukhuf) Stoller. In 1954, he married Ellen Fiechter, who preceded him in death in November 1988. On Jan. 14, 1990 he married Elaine Norr, who survives.
He was a member of the Latty Apostolic Christian Church where he taught Sunday school for 16 years, served as a trustee, was on the building board for the fellowship hall and served on the World Relief Board. He was a self-employed farmer, a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and a trustee for Dallas Lamb Foundation Home. For many years, he served as a Paulding Township trustee and as a Paulding County commissioner. He was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa and cared deeply for his family and friends. Also surviving are a son, two daughters eight grandchildren; two brothers, three sisters, and a sister-in-law.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Stoller; and two brothers-in-law, Jim Williams and Howard Wieland.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 28 at Latty Apostolic Christian Church. Den Herder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Paulding County Progress, Sep 25, 2009]

Ray N. Tinker
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ray N. Tinker, age 86, formerly of Paulding, died Saturday, May 16 at the Love Care Assisted Living Center, Tucson.
He was born Dec. 31, 1922 in Ionia, Mo., the son of Thomas N. and Anna M. (Parsons) Tinker. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post #4319, Ormond Beach, Fla., and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. He is survived by his wife, 10 children, a brother, 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren, three great-great-great-grandchildren; and his extended family at the Love Care Assisted Living Center.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie (Bunnell) MacGeorge Tinker in 1995; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 22 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Timothy Hacker officiating. Burial was in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, where Paulding VFW Post #587 accorded graveside military rites. [Paulding County Progress, May 16, 2009]

Mrs. Thomas Wentworth
Antwerp, O., June 5, ae. 66, wife of Hon. Thomas Wentworth, formerly of Buxton, Me. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1 858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Albert “June” Zizelman
PAULDING — Albert “June” Zizelman, 80, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturda y, May 16, at the Gardens of Paulding.
He was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Mercer County Ohio, the son of Albert and Thelma (Webb) Zizelman. On Oct. 10, 1954 he married Patricia J. Sommer, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 2001. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and member of the Paulding VFW Post #587. He retired in 1992 as a plant supervisor from Stokely’s Canning Plant of Paulding, following 47 years of service. He attended the First Christian Church of Paulding. Surviving are two sons, two brothers, many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 19, at the Den Herder Funeral Home in Paulding. Burial was in the Paulding Memorial Cemetery, where the Paulding VFW Post #587 conducted military rites. [Paulding County Progress, May 16, 2009]



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