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Nellie Adams
VAN WERT, Nov. 2 — Mrs. Nellie Adams, 49, wife of Thurlow Adams of Union-tp, died Friday at Van Wert-co hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Union Center church. Mrs. Adams, a lifetime resident of the county, is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. John Booher of Union-tp; her father, J. W. Rumble of Hoaglin-tp; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Kanan and Mrs. S. J. Young of this city, and four brothers, Frank Rumble of Milwaukee, Wis.; James of Columbus, and Dale and Bruce Rumble of Hoaglin-tp. [
Lima News Nov 3, 1940]

Isaac N. Alexander
U.S. District Attorney Alexander, of Van Wert died on Tuesday last at his home, after an illness of long duration. His death was caused by a carbuncle on the shoulder, which resulted in blood poisoning. He was widely known and looked upon as one of the most brilliant lawyers in the northwest. [Democratic Northwest. (Napoleon, Ohio), 18 Dec. 1890]


Rebecca Alexander
Mrs. Rebecca Alexander, wife of Colonel I.N. Alexander, a prominent attorney of Van Wert, Ohio, died Saturday night after many months of suffering.  [The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) 14 Aug 1888]


Richard Eugene Alger
Richard Eugene Alger, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Alger, died at Van Wert-co hospital following an appendectomy. Funeral services were to be Wednesday afternoon at Ohio City Church of God and burial was to be in Ohio City Woodlawn cemetery. The young man was discharged last February after four years service in the Navy. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers and a sister, Melba, Melvin, Basil and William all of Ohio City. [Lima News, Apr 24, 1946]

Clement L. Alspach

May 15, 1959 - The Reverend Clement L. Alspach, the pastor of Trinity Reformed Church at Wilkinsburg, was born in Van Wert, Ohio, March 31, 1867, son of CHARLES ALSPACH. The emigrant ancestor on his father's side came from Germany to America in old Colonial times. The grandfather, SEBASTIAN ALSPACH, who was a farmer in the pioneer days of his native State, and assisted in reclaiming a homestead from the unbroken land, had a large family of children, among whom he lived to a ripe old age.
Charles Alspach, who has been a lifelong resident of Ohio, and is now living in retirement at Thornville, spent his active years in agricultural pursuits for much of the time in Perry County. In early life he married Anna Moore, who was born in Virginia, where her father, John Moore, settled on coming from Scotland, his native land, to this country. Mr. Moore was a farmer by occupation, and he served as a soldier in the late war. He died in 1886, at the age of threescore and ten years. To Charles Alspach and his wife five children were born, three of whom are now living; namely, John M., Millie, and the Rev. Clement L. The parents have always been identified with the religious advancement of the community in which they have resided, and are consistent members of the Reformed church.
The Rev. Clement L. Alspach acquired his education in his native State. After attending the public schools of Thornville, he took an eight years' course in Heidelberg University at Tiffin, graduating from the literary department in 1890 and from the theological department in 1893. Throughout these eight years of diligent study Mr. Alspach paid almost his entire expenses, though, when going to Tiffin, he had but two dollars and a half in his pockets. Soon after his graduation he began his professional duties at Ada, Ohio, where he labored for the Master most faithfully for two or more years. In the latter part of the year 1895 Mr. Alspach accepted his present pastorate in Wilkinsburg. Under him the membership of the church has been increased by one hundred and twenty-two new members, making at the present time a total of two hundred and seventy-five communicants. A needed religious zeal has been aroused within the society, resulting in the erection of a handsome church edifice, costing twenty-two thousand dollars, which was dedicated on March 14, 1897. Through the efforts of Mr. Alspach the gift of a handsome pipe organ, worth three thousand dollars, was secured for the church from Mr. Andrew Carnegie. Though young in years, Mr. Alspach is regarded as one of the strongest preachers of his denomination, while the work that he has accomplished in the past two years is proof of a large measure of executive ability.
On October 17, 1893, Mr. Alspach was united in marriage with Miss Anna F., daughter of William and Sarah (Rook) Seemuth. Anna Margaret Alspach is their only child. Possessed of ample means owing to his thrifty habits, Mr. Alspach, in the summer of 1896, built a beautiful home for himself and family at 708 Swissvale Avenue, where he takes pleasure in extending hospitality to his numerous friends and acquaintances. [
Unknown newspaper, May 1959 - Sub. by Kristy Fox]

Catherine Alspach
The death of Mrs. Catherine Alspach, widow, of Gideon Alspach, of Miami county, Indiana, sister of the late T. C. Kensler, of Ridge township, occured Friday morning, at the age of ninety years. The funeral was held this afternoon, at the Methodist Church, in Gilead, Miami county, Indiana. L. Kensler and Fred Kensler, of Ridge township, were in attendance.
[Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Feb 7, 1920]

Jeremiah J. Alspach
VAN WERT. Jan. 5 — A brain concussion suffered a week ago in a fall on an icy sidewalk was fatal to J. J. Alspach who died Thursday at Van Wert-co hospital. He was the city's oldest resident and would have been 94, Feb. 22. Until the time of his injury Alspach was very active and took long walks daily. He attributed his long life and good physical condition to the fact that he ate an average of 22 slices of bread at each meal. He was a native of Perry-co, O., and resided on a farm in Union-tp before retiring in 1908. Surviving are two sons, William O. of Van Wert and Homer of Bay City , Mich. , and a brother, Allen, 90, of Thornville. O. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at St. Mark's Lutheran church with Dr. E. e. Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.
[Lima News Jan 5, 1945]

Samuel C. Baer
VAN WERT, April 3 — Samuel C. Baer, 85, Hoaglin-tp farmer, died Thursday at Van Wert-co hospital following a six weeks' illness. He was a native of Richland-co. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. His only immediate survivors are a daughter and two sons.
[Lima News, Apr 3, 1942]

Robert G. Bailey
Robert G. Bailey, 79, died at 2:55 p.m. March 20, 1998, at Naples Community Hospital, Naples,Fla. He was born Sept. 14, 1918, in Geneva, Ind., to Daniel J. and Minerva Fox Bailey. On Sep. 29, 1931, he married Jane A. Stetler, who survives. Mr. Bailey was retired as a manufacturer's representative for men's clothing wear. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Van Wert. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He was a prisoner of war for two years and received a Purple Heart in 1998. He was a life member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge Van Wert. He was a member of the American Legion on and Woods Golf Course, both in Van Wert.
Survivors include two sons, and a daughter, a brother, Harold of Sidney; a sister, Margaret Tabler of Van Wert and four grandchildren. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. James C. Dunaway will officiate Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, with graveside military services by the American Legion, both of Van Wert. Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm. Tuesday at the funeral home, where an Elks memorial service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
[Lima News Mar 23, 1998]

Mrs Joseph Balcome
Van Wert. - Mrs Joseph Balcome dropped a lantern which exploded and set her clothing on fire, causing her death. [The Mahoning Dispatch, Canfield, Ohio, January 27, 1911 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Mary Barr
Van Wert, Jan 6 - Mrs. Mary Barr, 92, a pioneer resident and one of the oldest women in this part of the state, is dead due to a complications of diseases. [Lima Daily News, Jan 6, 1910]

Henry Boesch
Henry Boesch, died suddenly while at work as teller in the Van Wert National bank here today. He was 66. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan 19, 1917]

Helen E. Bonnewitz
The funeral of Mrs. Helen E. Bonnewitz will be held at the St Mark's Lutheran church. Wednesday morning, at nine-thirty o'clock. Rev. W. F. Rohlfing officiating Interment at Woodland. Mrs. Marcus Ford, daughter of the deceased, arrived today from her home in Kansas City to attend the services.
[Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Feb 21, 1911]

Hilah Bower
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 14,1879 to David and Sarah (Carter) Frisinger
Married to: William Franklin Bower for 43 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Oct 28, 1974
Survived by: 1 daughter; 1 grandchild; 3 great-grandchildren
Burial: Wren Cemetery

Robert L Brandt
Obituary appeared in the Lima News Jun 1, 2005
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: abt 1943
Died: May 30, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind
Burial: Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Van Wert


Evelyn R. Brown
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 8, 1915, in Maples, Ind. to Amiel and Erma Vandurme DeClercq
Married to: Samuel M. Brown for 30 years
Occupation: retired in 1977 from Van Wert Insurance Agency
Died: March 31, 1998
Survived by: 3 sisters
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Melville E. Brown
Melville E. Brown, 81, died at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 8, 2000, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert. He was born Sept. 3, 1918 in Van Wert County to George W and Bess Shoop Brown. On Nov. 27, 1948, he married Marguerite Conn, who survives. Mr. Brown retired in 1977 from the Ohio Department of/ Transportation and was a farmer He attended First United Methodist Church, Van Wert He was a former member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1197 Van Wert He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a sister, Mary Louise Sheets of Convoy.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Brown; and two sisters, Mary Turner and Isabel Price. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Paul Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, with military rites by American Legion Post 178 and veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Lima News Feb 9, 2000]

Henry Cashmer
Henry Cashmer, many years an esteemed resident of Union township, died Thursday evening at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Carey Meyers, of Prospect avenue, following an illness of several months. Mr. Cashmer was aged 82 years and was a native of Auglaize county. His direct survivor is Mrs. Carey Myers. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home on Prospect avenue. Interment at Woodland cemetery. [Van Wert Times Bulletin, Jan. 3, 1930]

Anthony R. Clouse
Anthony R. “Tony” Clouse, 67, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Van Wert, died at 6:25 p.m. April 14, 2011, at Fort Sanders Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn. Services will begin at noon Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. The Rev. William Haggis will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point, with military rites by American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
[Lima News Apr 26, 2011]

David Counsellor
Van Wert, Aug 26 -- David Counsellor, 74, died at his home north of the city yesterday.
[Plain Dealer, Aug 27, 1917]

Henry Courtney
VAN WERT. Aug. 2—Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Henry Courtney, 88, who died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ancil Fawcett in this city. Burial was in Harrison Baptist cemetery in Harrison-tp. A native of Trumbull-co, he had lived in Van Wert-co since-a boy He is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Fawcett and Mrs. George Baker of Van Wert and Mrs. David Brunni of Huntington , Ind.; and three sons. Louis of Van Wert, Albert of Hillsdale , Mich. , and James of Rockford. Lima News Aug 2, 1940

Earl W. Cowell
VAN WERT - Earl W. Cowell, 73, of here, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at Vancrest Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Tully Township, Van Wert, County, the son of Samuel and Chloe Hummel Cowell. On March 26, 1941, he married Geraldine E. Brown, who survives.
Mr. Cowell retired in 1976 from Kennedy Manufacturing Co. of Van Wert. He was a member of the Van Wert Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors also include one son, Ronald Cowell of Paulding; one daughter, Gloria Cowell of Van Wert; two grandsons; and one sister, Mrs. Tennyson (Mildred) Corathers of Van Wert. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, Rev. Robert E. Linter officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Lima News Sep 29, 1986]

Fay S Crabtree

Obituary appeared in Times-Bulletin Oct 14, 1974
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 1, 1890 in Van Wert to Wesley & Jane Stafford Shambarger
Married: Calvin Crabtree on Nov 22, 1911
Died: Oct 12, 1974 in Van Wert County Hospital
Survived by: 2 sons; 1 daughter; 1 brother; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Burial: Convoy IOOF Cemetery

Ralph E. Craig
VAN WERT, — Ralph E. Craig, 69, hotel clerk, died Monday at his home in Van Wert after a brief illness. He is survived by a step-daughter and a sister. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at St. Marks Lutheran church where he served as secretary for 12 years. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.
[Lima News Jan 9, 1945]

Donald Eugene Crone
Donald Eugene Crone, 82, of Van Wert, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.
He was born March 14, 1927, in Ohio City, Ohio, to the late Everett Gaylor Crone and Florence Edith (Debolt). On June 21, 1947, he married his wife. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons: one sister, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six children and a brother, Edgar Dean Crone.
Mr. Crone was a retired laborer in the auto industry. He retired on March 30, 1990, from the Chrysler-Amplex plant in Van Wert. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a 1945 York High School graduate where he played basketball and baseball.
He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1945-1946. His Navy training was at the U.S. Navy base in Chicago, Ill., and the Seabees base at Camp Parks, Shoemaker, Calif. After training, he was sent to Guam by the way of Pearl Harbor and Japan, but did not get off the boat. After he was discharged from the Seebees, he played semi-pro baseball for several years with the Van Wert Burts and Rockford American Legion Teams. He also was a high school basketball referee for a number of years, having retired from the YMCA leagues at that time. He coached Little League and Pony League baseball for 11 years in a row.
He was a member of Van Wert Lodge 218 F. & A. M., Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mizpah Shrine-Horse Patrol and a 32 degree Mason, Mr. Crone was past post commander and life member of American Legion Post 178, Van Wert and a life member of Robert G. Longwell Post 5803, Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of Voiture 154 40 & 8, AMVETS.
He was also a member of Eagles Aerie 1292 and Moose Lodge 1320, Elks, Van Wert County Outdoormen's Club, Fraternal Order of Police, the National Rifle Association and the U.S. Official Language of the U.S.A. is English. Mr. Crone served on the Van Wert City Council from 1970-1975 and was a former Republican Central Committee chair.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Mary Ann Tomlinson of Bethel United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Military services at graveside will be conducted by the combined Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts of Van Wert. Calling hours are 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. A Masonic service is planned for 8 p.m. on Monday.
[Van Wert Times Bulletin Feb 21, 2010]

Gary D Crowe
Obituary appeared in the Lima News Jun 1, 2005
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 24, 1943 in Lima to Raymond & Goldie Srout Crowe
Formerly Married to: Shirley Heppeard Thompson
Occupation: truck driver
Died: Jun 3, 2005 at Van Wert County Hospital
Survived by: mother; 1 son; 1 daughter; 1 sister; 1 brother
Burial: King Cemetery, Middlepoint

John H. Davies
VENEDOCIA, April 2. — John H. Davies, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Davies of this village, died in Detroit, Mich., after an illness of six weeks. He had lived in Detroit for the last eight years. Besides his parents here, he leaves his wife and three children; three brothers, Clifford of Wren; Daniel of Toledo and Clyndon of Van Wert and four sisters, Miss Pauline Davies at. home; Mrs. Cecil Wallace of Rockford ; Mrs.E. Flackler of Van Wert and Mrs. William Hutzeli of Chicago . The body will arrive here Wednesday evening and taken to the Davies home in the Harter and Brenneman hearse to await funeral services conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday in Venedocia Presbyterian church by the Rev. William Jones. Burial will be in Venedocia cemetery.
[Lima News Apr 2, 1930]

Chester Deal
Chester Deal, a school boy of Van Wert, died from the injuries received by him in a foot ball game.  Death resulted from hemorrhage of the internal organs.  [Marshall County independent. (Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind.), 09 Dec. 1898]


Harry Deal
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 26, 1892 to George & Sarah Deal
Married to: Iva ?
Occupation: retired conductor for NY Central RR
Died: Apr 11, 1967
Survived by: wife; 3 daughters; 1 brother; 1 sister; 17 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Katherine DeCamp
Van Wert - Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene for Mrs. Katherine DeCamp, 23, of Pleasant-tp who died following an operation at Van Wert-co hospital. Burial in Woodland cemetery. Mrs. DeCamp is survived by her husband Otis; three children, Richard L., Edward H., and Martha L. at home; her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Green of Van Wert; three sisters, Mrs. Adrian Febes and Mrs. Gordon Thatcher of this city and Mrs. Dwight Williams of Ft. Wayne, two brothers, Francis of Van Wert and George of Mansfield.
[Lima News Mar 1, 1942]

William S. Dilbone
William S. Dilbone a retired farmer and former mayor of Wren, died at 12.30 p. m. Tuesday at the Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after seven weeks' illness He had been in failing health for seven months. The deceased was the son of William and Rebecca (Rhoades) Dilbone, and was born April 29, 1874. His wife, who preceded him in death in January, 1949 was the former Margaret Blue. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Shimp, of Stonington . Ill, a sister, Mrs. Grace Driver, of Fort Wayne, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are not complete, but services probably will be held on Friday, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City. Friends may call after 7 p. m. Wednesday at the H. D. Smith funeral home in Convoy.
[The Van Wert Times Bulletin Nov 25, 1953, ]

Jacob Ditto
VAN WERT, Feb. 4 — Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Ridge Methodist church for Jacob Ditto, 34, formerly of Van Wert, who committed suicide Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Clara Taylor in Fort Wayne. Interment was in Ridge cemetery. He was born in Hoaglin-tp, Van Wert-co. His father, the late Dwight Ditto, operated grocery stores in Wetsel and Van Wert. He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Dessie Ditto of Fort Wayne, and his sister.
[Lima News Feb 4, 1942 - ]

Pearl W. Doner
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec. 14, 1895 in Van Wert, to George B and Cassie (Glossett) Wise
Married to: David A. Doner
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Sept 18, 1973
Survived by: 1 daughter; 2 foster-sons; 1 step-brother; 1 grandchild; 5 foster-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
Burial: Middle Creek Cemetery

Dale W. Duncan
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 17,1908, Leo and Mary (Pruden) Duncan
Married to: Goldie Zinn for 48 years
Occupation: farmer
Died: May 3, 1975
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 5 daughters; 1 sister; 21 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Burial: Convoy IOOF Cemetery

Jonathan Eagy
Jonathan Eagy, an old pioneer citizen of Van Wert, Ohio, died in that city Tuesday last after an illness of several months. The deceased was well known here and in this section, having in an early day resided here and was a brother of the late George Eagy, Mrs. A. Brandeberry and Mrs. Samuel Wass. [The Monroeville Breeze (Monroeville, Indiana) 28 Apr 1898]


Mrs. Oliver P. Eagy
Van Wert, Jan. 9. - Mrs. Oliver P. Eagy, Sr., 67, is dead of paralysis, after a brief illness. She is survived by six children.
[The Toledo Blade, 9 JAN 1913 - Sub by Kate Watson]

Robert H. Everhart
Van Wert - Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Loe's funeral home for Robert H. Everhart, 47, who died Monday at lima St. Rita's hospital. Interment was in Woodland cemetery. Everhart a World war veteran was found the night of Sep 23, in an unconscious condition along the Pennsylvania railroad tracks in Delphos. He had suffered a ruptured kidney and a brain concusion by some unknown manner.
[Lima News, Oct 2, 1941]

Catherine Fainsworth
VAN WERT, Nov. 5 — Mrs. Catherine Fainsworth, 72, widow of Samuel Fainsworth, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. S. Glase of Van Wert. She was a native of Fishers Ferry, Pa. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a grandson, Jack Hughes. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Glase residence, conducted by the Rev. F. P. Conrad of Middle Point. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.
[Lima News Nov 5, 1940]

Glenn Fannon
VAN WERT, Aug. 1—Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Gamble & Alspaeh funeral home here for Glenn Fannon, of Mishawaka , Ind. Burial was in Woodland cemetery. Fannon, a former resident of Van Wert, died Tuesday night at Mishawaka after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his widow and two daughters.
[Lima News Aug 1, 1940]

Mildred H. Foust
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 19, 1913, in Van Wert to William Wilson and Viola Hattie Atkison Morgan
Married to: Ralph Hubert Foust, for 56 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb. 20, 2000
Survived by: 1 son; 2 daughters; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

William T. Furrell Jr.
William T. Furrell Jr., of Van Wert, aged 38, died in the Tubereculosis hospital in Lima, Sunday, after a long illness and the remains have been taken to the home of the deceased's brother, George W. Furrell, of Van Wert. The funeral was held here this morning at 10 o'clock.
[Lima Daily News Jan 2, 1912]

Rosita F. Germann
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Aug 24, 1986
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: March 19,1964. in Manila, Philippines, to Dorminador and Susanna (Tarimabao) Ferndez
Married to: Philip Germann for 14 years
Occupation: dietary aide at Van Buren Convalescent Home, Belleville, Mi
Died: Aug 20, 1986
Survived by: husband; parents; 1 son; 3 brothers; 4 sisters
Burial: Protestant-Evangelical Cemetery

Charles Goings, Jr.
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jul 29, 1982
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: March 12. 1927, In Paulding Co, to Charles C. and Icy M. Dorrnan Goings
Married to: Louise V. Ashbaugh
Occupation: die crib attendant for National Steel in Van Wert for 21 years
Died: Jul 27, 1982
Survived by: wife; 1 brother; 2 step-sisters
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery

Ralph E. Goodwin
VAN WERT Feb. 5— Ralph E. Goodwin, 37, died Tuesday at his home here following a week's Illness. He was a native of Scott, 0.
Surviving are his widow, Ruth; two daughters, Shirley and Barbara at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Park Goodwin of Van Wert; and a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Audrey Miller and Hobert and Paul Goodwin, all of Van Wert. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m., at the residence followed by interment in Woodland cemetery.
[Lima News Feb 5, 1941]

J. S. Gorrell
CONVOY, Nov. 2 — J. S. Gorrell died early Saturday morning: at his home after a brief illness.
He was a native of Muskingum-co and he had lived in Van Wert-co for 57 years. He is survived by three children, Miss Alta Gorrell and Walter F. Gorrell of Convoy, and Mrs. Alma Feicht of Nampa, Idaho; two brothers, W. T. Gorrell of Denver, Colo., and Fred C. of Coldwater, and four sisters, Mrs. Effie Blackburn of McConnellsville; Mrs. Ella Stokes of Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. Fanny Haines of Reinersville. and Mrs. Alta Knight of Springfield. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
[Lima News, Nov 3, 1940]

Ralph W. Grandstaff
VAN WERT. April 4 — Funeral services for Ralph W. Grandstaff. 69, retired Van Wert grocer whose death occurred Thursday night at his home, will he held Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at Central Mission of Friends church. Interment will be in Woodland cemetery. Grandstaff was a native of Van Wert and a son of Andrew and Mary Grandstaff. He is survived by his widow, Amanda: a son H. N.. Grandstaff, city policeman, and two daughters, Mrs. W. E.. Smith of Van Wert and Mrs. Russell Kear of, Bellefontaine.
[Lima News Apr 5, 1942]

Mrs. L. A. Gunn
VAN WERT, Nov. 2 — The body of Mrs. L. A. Gunn of this city, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Corathers, at St. Petersburg, Fla., will arrive in Van Wert Sunday evening and will be removed to the Gamble & Alspach funeral home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 0:30 a. m. at St. Marys Catholic church. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.
[Lima News, Nov 3, 1940]

Stanley C. Guthrie
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 15, 1925, in Lima, to Herman C. and Mary A. Kennedy Guthrie
Occupation: commercial painter
Died: Jul 15, 1973
Survived by: mother; 1 daughter
Military: Navy Veteran
Burial: New Salem Cemetery near Monticello

Bertha Harris
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times Mar 13, 1973
Facts Noted in Obituary
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Mar 12, 1973
Survived by: 1 niece; 1 brother-in-law
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Mary Hasenkamp
VAN WERT — Mrs. Mary Hasenkamp, 69, widow of Joseph Hasenkamp, died Thursday at her home in Van Wert following an illness of two years. She is survived by nine children, Elnora Bendele of Brooklyn, Mich., Alice Blankemeyer of Middle Point, Florence Trentman and Herman Hasenkamp of Delphos, Henrietta Calvelage of Adrian, Mich., Loretta Calvelage of Lima, Hubert Hasenkamp of North Adams, Mich.; a brother, Tony Daissing of Wathena, Kan.; seven sisters, Ida Obmes of Greeley, Kan., Anna Hoffman of Leavenworth, Kan., Mrs. Louis Hasenkamp, Mrs. Herman Jeidman and Mrs. Rosie Schmidt, all of Axtell, Kan., Mrs. George Ronnelbaum of Seneca, Kan., and Margaret Reidlinger of Los Angeles . Services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Monday at St. Mary's, Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Russell Gillig will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Hudson, Mich. []

Josephine I. Hawkins
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 16, 1905, in Van Wert, a daughter of Benjamin L. and May 0. (Lown) Ireton
Married to: Robert T. Hawkins
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 18, 1977
Survived by: 1 sister
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Thomas J. Hennon
Thomas J. Hennon - Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Olive Chapel church, Converse, Rev. C. O. Good will officiate, burial in Wright cemetery. The body is at the residence, one-half mile south of Monticello, until time for rites. C. B. Miller and Sons funeral home, Spencerville, has charge.
[Lima News Feb 3, 1946 ]

Frederick Lee Hiller
VAN WERT, — Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Frederick Lee Hiller, 50, of this city, who died at the Veterans hospital at Dayton following a prolonged illness. Burial was in Woodland cemetery. Hiller was a fireman and engineer on the Cincinnati Northern railroad for 26 years. He was a veteran of World War 1. Surviving are his widow; a daughter Susan Jean; five brothers and three sisters.
[Lima News Jan 9, 1945]

Andy R. Hines
Obituary appeared in Times-Bulletin Aug 13, 1976
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 19, 1899 in Willshire Township to Sylvester & Emma Medaugh Hines
Married: Tessie A. Dull on July 28, 1928
Occupation: retired from Borden Foods Co
Died: Aug 12, 1976 in Van Wert County Hospital
Survived by: wife; 1 sister;
Burial: Greenbrier Cemetery

Paul E Hipsley
Obituary appeared in The Lima News May 1, 1995
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 22, 1915 in Van Wert to Lewis & Olive Click Hipsley
Married: Thelma E Deal
Occupation: worked at Continental Can Co
Died: Apr 30, 1995 at his residence
Survived by: 2 sons; 2 daughters; 1 brother; 1 sister; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

C. Olen Hoverman
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times Jul 12, 1975
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 12, 1920, to Charles F. W. and Oval N. (Dull) Hoverman.
Married to: Helen Ward
Occupation: employee of the Continental Can Co
Died: Jul 12, 1975
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 3 daughters; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; 5 grandchildren
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City

Harlan Guy Hunter
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 15,1886 to Emery F & Elsie J Parks Hunter
Married to: Minnie E. Kohn
Occupation: retired boiler maker & DWG employee for 30 years
Died: Apr 8, 1973
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 1 grandchild; 3 brothers
Burial: Greenbrier Cemetery

Delbert Eugene Jewell
Delbert Eugene "V W Wildman" Jewell, 58, of Van Wert, died at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home, Van Wert. He was born on Feb. 16, 1952, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Ernest D. Jewell and Carol Joan (Wolfcale).
Survivors include a son: an adopted son: a stepson: one brother: three sisters: two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren: a sister-in-law: one brother-in-law: and the mother of his sons. He was preceded in death by a child, Angela Saco, who died Dec. 22, 1997, one brother: Clyde Alan Jewell, who died July 12, 2001, and a sister: Cynthia Ann Kline, who died May 24, 2008.
He was a retired truck driver, a 1972 graduate of Hollywood Hill High School in Hollywood, Fla., a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War; a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803 in Van Wert and American Legion Post 178, and a member of the Van Wert Eagles Aerie.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Paul W. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Auglaize Chapel Cemetery, Washington Township, Oakwood, Ohio. Military graveside services will be conducted by the combined posts of American Legion 178 and V.F.W. Post 5803. Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. until time of service on Friday.
[Van Wert Times Bulletin Feb 17, 2010]

Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson, 75, a prominent farmer of Liberty township, died Friday evening at 7 o'clock in his home four miles northwest of Ohio City. Mr. Johnson had been in failing health for some time but his condition did not become critical until Wednesday when he suffered a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in North Liberty church. The body will be brought here for burial in Woodland cemetery. Mr. Johnson is survived by five sons, Adam at home, Ray, Doyt and Rush of Liberty township; and Floyd Johnson of Dayton; four daughters, Lola Johnson at home; Mrs. W. B. Place of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. F. D. Stemen, of South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. L. S. Smith, of Liberty township; a granddaughter, Miss Helen Vance who made her home with her grandfather and four brothers William Johnson of Elm street, Amos Johnson, of Lima, and Edward and Harve Johnson of Ridge township. His wife preceded him in death three years ago.
[Van Wert Times, May 21, 1932]

Van H. Johnson
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec. 18, 1913, in High Point, N. C., the son of Huston and Rose (Jones) Johnson
Married to: Dolores Poole
Occupation: chef at Colonial Restaurant
Died: Nov 1971
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 5 step-children; 2 brothers; 2 sisters
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Idris I. Jones
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 11, 1889, to John and Mary (Jarvis) Jones
Occupation: retired farmer
Died: Aug 28, 1971
Survived by: 1 daughter; 1 son; 1 brother; 1 sister; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren
Burial: Venedocia Cemetery

Pauline J Jones
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Sep 10, 1995
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 28, 1913 in Ridge Township to John & Laura B Dolby Slattery
Married: Dale F. Jones on July 11, 1933
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Sep 9, 1995 at her residence
Survived by: husband; 3 sons; 5 daughters; 2 sisters; 29 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren
Burial: Convoy IOOF Cemetery

Gus King
Well Known Railroad Conductor Answers Final Summons After Lingering Illness
Gus King, aged 43 years, a resident of Burt street, died Wednesday afternoon at the District Tuberculosis Hospital near Lima where he had been a patient the past few months. Mr. King had been in failing health for several years. He was well known in railroad circles, having served for many years as conductor on the Cincinnati Northern Railroad and held membership In Order of Railway Conductors. His direct survivors are his wife, five children, Mrs. Raymond Fuller, of South Race street . Mrs. Gale Manken, of Spencer street, and Raymond, Carlton and Edward King, at home, a granddaughter, Carol Jean King, a brother, Floyd King, of Chicago, three sisters, Mrs. William Cartwright, Mrs. Edward Dore and Mrs. Mae Riebel, of Chicago, and stepmother, Mrs. Mary King, of Chicago. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock, at the Second Methodist Church. The body will be laid at rest at Woodland cemetery.
[Van Wert Times, May 19, 1933]

John W Klein
Obituary appeared in the Lima News Sep 13, 1998
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 8, 1910 in Van Wert to Louis & Maud Binnis Klein
Married to: Mary F Gilliland for 57 years
Occupation: retired after 50 years from the Marsh Foundation
Died: Sep 12, 1998 at Van Wert County Hospital
Survived by: wife; 1 daughter; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert

Josephine Klein
CONVOY, April 3—Mrs. Josephine Klein, widow of Frederick Klein, died Thursday at her home in Convoy. A native of Harrison- tp, Mrs. Klein had lived most of her lifetime in Convoy district. Surviving arc two daughters, Mrs. Lena Klein Larson at home and Mrs. Russell Mollenkopf of Fort Wayne: a son Walter of Convoy; one sister, Mrs. C. M. Smith of Convoy; and two brothers, William and E. J. Kreischcr of Convoy. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed church in Convoy. Interment will be in St. John's cemetery, Harrison-tp.
[Lima News Apr 3, 1942]

Conrad Klima
Van Wert, O. - Conrad Klima, who resided at the county home, died Friday in the Van Wert County Hospital. The body has been taken to the Kolkmeyer-Clark-Helmkamp Funeral Home in Delphos.
[Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Monday, November 25, 1963 - Sub by FoFG]

Anna E. Klingler
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 4, 1913, in Paulding, the daughter of John and Mary (Hutchins) Chester
Married to: Alva Klingler
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jul 6, 1974
Survived by: husband; 4 daughters; 1 son; 1 sister; 2 brothers; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Burial: St. Paul Cemetery

Ilene Klingler
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 4, 1887, to Isaac and Elizabeth (Zinsmaster) Morrow
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Aug 15, 1972
Survived by: 2 daughters; 2 sons; 1 sister; 1 brother; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several step-children; step-grandchildren
Burial: St Paul's Cemetery, Paulding

J. Arthur Kohn
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 11, 1887 to James and Susanna (Serrels) Kohn
Married to: Leila Young for 61 years
Occupation: retired Delphos merchant policeman and a guard at Graham Motors Co.
Died: Apr 17, 1971
Survived by: wife; 1 daughter; 1 brother; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

Pauline Laemmle
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 18. 1889, to Karl and Louise Werner Seibold
Married to: Gottlob John Laemmle for 66 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: 4 Nov 1984
Survived by: 2 daughters; 2 sons; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Mrs. W. J. Latchford
Mrs. W. J. Latchford Meets Horrible Death in Van Wert, Ohio.
Mrs. W. J. Latchford, wife of the vice-president of the Royal Packing Company of Chicago, met a terrible death near Van Wert, Ohio. She was visiting in the city, and securing a horse and buggy from a livery stable, went for a drive alone in the country. When about three miles out the animals became frightened and threw the woman out. Her hair caught on the dashboard and she was dragged more then a mile with her head between the front wheel and the side of the buggy.
[The Lake County Independent, Libertyville, IL; Friday, July 11, 1902 -- Sub. by Dawn Minard]

Virginia Lauth
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 18, 1976
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 18, 1903. in Florida, to W. W. and Lee Bower Golden
Married to: Ray Huffer ; Walter H. Lauth for 16 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jan 16, 1976
Survived by: husband; 6 step-daughters; 5 step-sons; 32 step-grandchildren= 15 step-great-grandchildren
Burial: New Salem Cemetery south of Montecello

Alta Lee
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jun 10, 1983
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 21, 1889, in Liberty township, Van Wert Co, to James S. and Kathleen (Hert) Custer
Married to: Benjamin Lee
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jun 10, 1983
Survived by:
Burial: Blue Creek Cemetery, Paulding County

Fern Lepley
The funeral of Miss Fern Lepley, of Forest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lepley, former residents of Ridge township, will be held Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock, at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jaws R. Crooks, on Elm street, conducted by Rev. William Surdival, of Middle Point. The remains will be laid at rest at Woodland Cemetery . Miss Lepley died after a four days' sickness of pneumonia, at a hospital in Lima, where she was a student nurse. Miss Lepley died a heroine, having sacrificed her life in an effort to serve the stricken. Miss Lepley was very active in the care of pneumonia patients at St. Rita Hospital, Lima, and when her resistance was at low ebb, due to her tireless energy, she contracted pneumonia. Miss Lepley became a student nurse in August 1918. and was one of the first to respond for service among the patients suffering of pneumonia.
[Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Feb 7, 1920]

Mrs. Daniel Lintemoot
Mrs. Daniel Lintemoot, well known resident of Van Wert county died Thursday night at her home in Dull, after an illness of about one year. Mrs. Lintemoot was aged about 70 years and was a native of Liberty township where she resided her entire lifetime. Her direct survivors are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. James Clouse, of Van Wert, and four sons, Earl of Van Wert, Lemuel, of Ohio City, Della of Celina, and Fred of Michigan. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
[Van Wert Times Bulletin Jan. 3, 1930]

Harold J. Lisk
Harold J. "PETE" Lisk, 79, at 7;67 p.m. Jun 19, 2001, at Van Wert County Hosptal, Van Wert. He was bornMarch 19, 1922, in Delphos to John and Elizabeth Kundert Lisk. He married Mary Catherine Mueller, who preceded him in death. He then married Dorothy M. Birkmeier, who also preceded him in death. On June 27,1998. he married Alice Hartlieb Dirham, who survives.
Mr. Lisk retired as assistant vice president of the Business Men's Federal Savings Bank,Cincinnati.. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Van Wert, and its Golden Oldies group. He was a member of American Legion Pest 178, Van Wert, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471, Debhos. He was a Coast Guard veteran World War II. Survivors also include four sons, a stepson, two step-daughters,; a sister, Evelyn McNeff of Lima ; and three grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons. Mark and Stephen Lisk; a daughter, Mary G. Lisk; and a stepson, James Woulfe.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 am Saturday at St. Marv of the Assumption Catholic Church. Van Wert. The Rev. Joseph M. Schmdzer will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, with military riles by American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803. Friends may call from 2 to 9 pm today at Brickner Funeral Home, Van Wert, where a parish vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
[Lima News Jun 21, 2001]

John B. Lloyd
Van WERT — John B. Lloyd, aged resident of Venedocia died from injuries received when struck by a Clover Leaf train. He was taking a load of coal home and drove across the track in front of the approaching train which he evidently did not see. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon
[Lima News, Jan 8, 1920]

Laura A. Longwell
VAX WERT. April 4 — Funeral services for Mrs. Laura A. Longwell, 81, of this city, who died at the home of a daughter in Toledo , will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at Leo's funeral home. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery. Mrs. Longwell, a native of Van Wert-st, Is survived by five children. .James Maxson of Lima, Mrs.
Margaret McCray and Frank Longwell of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Walter Thompson of Toledo and Elmer Longwell of Van Wert, three sisters and three brothers.
[Lima News, Apr 5, 1942]

Leila Lynch
VAN WERT, Feb. 4 — Funeral services for Miss Leila Lynch, registered nurse, who died Sunday night at the Van Wert-co nurses home, will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. at the Gamble and Alspach funeral home in charge of Rev, R. H. Peters. Interment will be in Woodland cemetery.
[Lima News, Feb 4, 1942]
 



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