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Evelyn G. Marshall
Evelyn G. Marshall, 90, died at 1 a.m. Sept. 2, 2005, at Lincolnway Nursing Home, Middle Point. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Pastor Rob Ratliff will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. [Van Wert Times Sept 2, 2005]

Loren F. Mavis
Van Wert, Ohio - Loren F. Mavis, 63, a former publisher of the Grover Hill Reporter, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Van Wert County Hospital. He had been a patient in the hospital for several days after suffering a heart attack. Mavis had been employed as mechanical superintendent for the Van Wert Times-Bulletin. Surviving are his wife, Margaret, a son, a daughter, and four brothers and three grandchildren. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at the Cowan and Son Funeral Home, where funeral arrangements are incomplete. [Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Monday November 25, 1963 - Sub by FoFG]

Mary A. Masters
Spencerville, Sept 5- Mary A. Masters, 32, died Sunday morning in her home in Jennings-tp, six miles northwest of here. Service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Olive chapel, the Rev. I. B. Herrier, of Springfield, and the Rev. Lowell Rupp officiating. Burial will be in Wright cemetery, west of here. She was born Aug. 10, 1850 in Ohio, daughter of James & Hannah Moore Williams. Surviving are three daughters. Mrs. S. D. Roberts, Mrs. Hannah Harter and Mrs. V. C. Myers, all of Spencerville; four sons, James, of St. Marys, Emmett, of Muncie, Ind., Henry, of Elgin, Ill., and William at home. [Lima News Sep 5, 1933]

Mrs. James May
Mrs. James May, aged 36, died of consumption on Angust 14, 1873. ["Old Tim ers" Column, from August 1873 and re-printed in The Daily Herald (Delphos, Ohio) 30 Jul 1900, p. 4]

Golda McCullough
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 25, 1896, in Van Wert County, to Harvey and Chattie Hart Eblin.
Married to: Alfred McCuIIough for 58 years
Occupation: home maker
Died: Mar 4, 1972
Survived by: husband; 3 daughters; 1 brother; 2 sisters; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren
Burial: Melrose Cemetery

Savilla (Powell) McMillen

Savilla (Powell) McMillen, 69, of Van Wert, was stricken by a heart attack Wednesday afternoon while in a downtown store. City police responded to a call in the patrol cruiser and removed her to the Van Wert County Hospital where she was prounced dead on arrival. Dr. W. C. Trapp, county coroner following an investigation, returned a finding of death due to coronary thrombois. The body was removed to the Vore-Knoll Funeral Home pending funeral and burial arrangements. The deceased was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Powell and was born July 20, 1884, in Van Wert County. She has no close relatives. [The Van Wert Times Bulletin Nov 25, 1953, ]

Millie C. Meade
The remains of Mrs. Millie C. Meade, aged twenty-two years, who died of blood poisoning at the hospital in Lima , were removed to Convoy, this afternoon, for burial. She was a niece of Mrs. S. E. Young, of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Young and daughter. Miss Lou, joined the funeral party hero and accompanied it to Convoy to attend the burial services. [Van Wert Daily Bulletin. Feb 23, 1911]

G. Mildred Medaugh
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 14, 1905 to N. Richard and Anna M. (Ballinger) Medaugh
Occupation: secretary for the Jeep Corp
Died: Jan 31, 1975
Survived by: 2 sisters
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City

Anne M. Miller
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times Apr. 19, 1993
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 8, 1900, in St. Louis, Mo., to Clemans and Marie (Wittig) Hausnecht
Married to: Clifford A. Miller for 37 years
Occupation: retired elementary school teacher
Died: Apr 1993
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Donald Rial Miller
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar. 18, 1916, in Scott, son of Thomas L. and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Miller
Occupation: retired carpenter
Died: Aug 23, 1976
Survived by: 1 brother; 5 sisters
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Mrs. Solomon R. Moneysmith
Mrs. Solomon R. Moneysmith, a highly esteemed lady of Ridge township died Monday afternoon, the result of a complication of ailments. She was a pioneer resident of the county and possessed a broad circle of friendships. Mrs. Moneysmith was sixty-eight years of age, having been born in Fairfield county, where she resided during her girlhood. She was married to Mr. Moneysmith fifty four years ago and surviving their union are two children, Mrs. William Burcaw, of Gonld City . Mich. , and E. O. Moneysmith, of Troy. The deceased's maiden name was Sarah Leathers. Funeral services will he held at the home, thursday morning, at ten o'clock. Burial at the Ridge cemetery. [Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Feb 21, 1911]

Albert Mox
Albert Mox, prominent resident of Washington township, died Wednesday, at the St. Joseph hospital in Ft. Wayne, where he underwent a surgical operation, Tuesday, for the relief of bladder trouble. Albert Mox was a native of Germany, born in Saxe Coburg, and came to America when but a small boy. Had he lived until March 4 next, his age would have been seventy-two years. Fifty- two years ago he was united in marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth Huffman, who survives him, at the age of eighty three years Four sons and one daughter resulted from this union, the daughter preceding her parents in death at the age of ten years. Surviving are Milan, Ambrose and Edward Mox, all living in this immediate vicinity, and Henry Mox, at Kingsley, Mich. Mrs. John Fraile, of Lima , is a sister of the deceased. Twenty-one grand-children and two great grand-children also survive him. Mr. Mox was prominent in the affairs of his township, had served as township trustee, as land appraiser and for forty eight years lived on a farm, one mile West of Delphos on the Ridge road, engaged as an agriculturist and nurseryman, which he continued until the encroachments of disease forced him to virtually retire from the active pursuit of his calling. [Van Wert Daily Bulletin. Feb 23, 1911]

Joseph Myers
Joseph Myers, aged seventy years, died at his home in Hoaglin township, Sunday evening. He was a well known and highly respected citizen and had made this county his home for the past twenty years. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Merrick church. Burial at Woodland cemetery. [The Van Wert Times Bulletin Apr 8, 1907 - ]

Eugene Osting
Eugene Osting, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
Survivors include: Three daughters and a son, nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Edna.
He served in the South Pacific in WW II as a Tech SGT. U S Army 1037th Material Squadron 13th Air Force. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church in Delphos. The Rev. Melvin Verhoff will officiate. The Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military rites at the church following the service. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a parish wake held at 7:30. [Van Wert Times Bulletin Jan 18, 2010]

William J. Owens

VENEDOCIA-William J. Owens, 60, of York Township , died at 6:20 a. m today at Van Wert County Hospital from heart disease. He suffered a heart attack last October 13. A son of the late Thomas W and Ida (Goodwin) Owens, he was born October 22. 1393. and was a life time resident of York Township. He was a member of the First United Brethren Church. Survivors are his widow, Emma, a daughter. Mrs. Merle T. Wilkins of Venedocia RFD 1, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p m. Saturday at the Elgin United Bret hren Church . Rev. W. C. Davies of Van Wert to officiate Burial will be in the Tomlinson cemetery. The body will he removed from the C. B Miller and Son Funeral Home in Spencerville to the family home where friends may call Thursday morning. [The Van Wert Times Bulletin Nov 25, 1953, ]

Hazel M. Palmer
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 16, 1897 to Fay L. and Addie Miller
Occupation: retired pie baker for Balyeats Restaurant
Died: Jan 12, 1985
Survived by: 1 son; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers; 3 sisters
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Mary Elizabeth Parent
Former Resident of Van Wert Passes Away at Home of Relative
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Parent, for many yours a resident of Van Wert, who died at the home of her step-daughter. Airs. W. J. Schmidt, at Lake Orion, Michigan, after a six weeks illness, will he held Tuesday afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock, at. the Central Mission of Friends Church . Interment will be made at Woodland cemetery, Mrs. Parent, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Veth, of West Marshfield, Virginia, she was born January 8, 1848, and at the age of six years removed to Paulding. Her marriage to Samuel Parent was celebrated in 1870 and shortly afterwards they look up their residence in this town. Mr. Parent preceded her in death six years ago and she has no direct survivors. [Van Wert Times Feb 27, 1933]

A. L. Parker
Well Known and Highly Esteemed Resident Passes Away at Home
A. L. Parker, highly esteemed resident of Van Wert, died last night, at the home of his son. Clyde Parker, on Keplar street , after being in ill health for a number of weeks. Mr. Parker was aged sixty- six years and was a native of Logan county. Prior to his removal to Van Wert one year ago, Mr. Parker resided in Liberty township, about forty-eight years. He was a member of thee First Baptist Church .
Among his direct survivors are two sons. Clyde Parker, of this city, and R. T. Parker, of Lima, one daughter, Mrs. Doyt Baxter, of Ridge township, and three brothers, Wilbur and Alva Parker, of York township, and John Parker, of Northern Michigan. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon, at 3:00 o'clock at the home of Clyde Parker on Keplar street . The remains will be laid to rest in Woodland cemetery. [Van Wert Times Feb 25, 1933]

Emma Cudella Hurless Parker
Mrs. Emma Cudella Hurless Parker was born June 9, 1865 and departed this life July 20, 1934,age 69 years 1 mo. 11 days. She was the daughter of Jonathan and Hannah Hurless. Born and lived her entire life in Harrison Township, Van Wert Co. She was united in marriage to Lewis Parker Oct. 12, 1890. To this union | were born two children, a daughter died in infancy and Charles living at home. Brothers and sisters are Ira, Charles and Hannah Hurless, all of Wren, Ohio , Mrs. Ida Standiford, Wren, Ohio , Mrs. Jane Dudgeon of Rockford , Ohio . Those preceding in death were John Hurless, Martha Dudley and Sina Hurless. Mrs. Parker united with the United Brethren Church of Wren, Ohio in her early life and has lived a faithful Christian life until Death.
The family wishes to express their many thanks to the minister, friends and neighbors who assisted so kindly during the sickness and death of their Dear Wife and Mother. [Van Wert Times, July 26, 1934]

Mrs. A.J. Point
Mrs. A.J. Point well known as an esteemed pioneer citizen of this county, died on the 9th inst., aged 57 years and 2 months. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church on Saturday. [Oct 17, 1890; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Grayce B. Profit
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 25, 1892, in Liberty Township, Van Wert Co, to Charles E. and Elizabeth (Miller) Overholt
Married to: Perry G. Profit for 51 years
Occupation: home maker
Died: Feb 6, 1981
Survived by: 1 son; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City

Peter Raudabaugh
Peter Raudabaugh died Sunday morning at his home on South Tyler street following an illness of two years duration. Mr. Raudabaugh was aged 83 years and had made his home in this city for the past sixty years. He was possessed of a pleasing personality and his death is mourned in the large circle of friends. His direct suyvivors are one daughter Mrs. Warren Manley of south Tyler street: four sons O.L. of South Race street, J.R. of South Franklin street, W.V. of East Central avenue and E.E. of Toledo: and one brother, Samuel of St. Marys. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o;clock in the First Friends Chuech with the interment in Woodland Cemetery. [Van Wert Daily Bulletin, 08 June 1931 - Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Phoebe Raudabaugh
Mrs. Peter Raudabaugh 75, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at her home 204 South Tyler street after being in failing health for several years. For the past six weeks when had been confined to her bed. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Friends church of which she was a member. Burial will be in woodland Cemetery. Mrs. Raudabaughs survivors are her husband: four sons, Earl, of Toledo, O, J.R. and W.V. Raudabaugh all of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. Florence Ensminger of Chicago and Mrs. W.L. Manley of this city: two brothers, Jacob Elsey of Anderson Ind., and Reuben Elsey of Toledo, a sister, Mrs. Samuel Haines of Anderson Ind. and a hlf-sister Mrs. Frank Humerickhouse of this city, grandchildren and great grandchildren. [Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Aug 1928 - Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Lon Reid
Van Wert - The remains of Lon Reid, service man who died of pneumonia and spinal meningitis at Coblenz, Germany, are being shipped home for burial. W. H. Reid, the father, has received official word that the body will be sent from its German grave to Van Wert. [Lima Daily News, Jun 2, 1920]

Lydia Rothhaar
VAN WERT. Feb. 5 — Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Lydia Rothhaar, 67, whose death occurred here. Burial was in the Kessler cemetery at Chattanooga, Mercer-co. Mrs. Rothhaar lived most of her life in the Chattanooga district and resided in Van Wert the past three years. She is survived by four sons, William of St Petersburg, Fla. Clifford of Wapakoneta, Ravmond of Auburn, Ind. , and Ralph at home; five brothers and five sisters. [Lima News, Feb 5, 1941]

Leo J. (Jake) Saylor
VAN WERT — Leo J. (Jake) Saylor, 72, of here, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at Van Crest Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Sherwood, the son of Clayton and Ethel Balser Saylor. On Sept. 14, 1965, he married Faye Brandenburg Thomas Saylor, who survives.
Mr. Saylor retired in 1981 after 34 years with Continental Can, Company. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during World War II and was a life member of VFW Post 5803.
Other survivors include one son, Jerry Lee Saylor of Sherwood; one stepson, Howard McDonald of Van Wert; two step-daughters, Ida McDonald, and Mrs. Glenn (Lois) Allen, Jr., both of Van Wert; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil and Jay Saylor and four sisters, Fanchon Nellie, Ila and Mary. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery . Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. [Lima News Jan 2, 1992]

Ervin Lee Schaadt
Ervin Lee Schaadt, 94, died at 10 a.m. Jan. 10, 2010, at Convoy Care Center. Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Reformed Church in America, Harrison Township. Pastor Chad Strabbing will officiate. Burial in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. [Lima News Jan 12, 2010]

Edna Leasor Seibert
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Dec 27, 1984
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 3,1916, in Van Wert County, to John and Leona Macklin Leasor
Married to: Harley Seibert for 49 years
Occupation: retired tax administrator for the City of Celina
Died: Dec 26, 1984
Survived by: husband; 1 son; 1 daughter; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 brother; 1 sister
Burial: Wright Cemetery

Bertha W. Shach
VAN WERT, Nov. 5 — Miss Bertha W. Shach, 78, died Sunday at the J. J. Black home in this city where she had made her home the past seven years. She had been ill five months. She was a native of Germany. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Gamble and Alspach funeral home. The body was taken to Adrian , Mich., for burial. [Lima News Nov 5, 1940]

William B. Shepherd
William B. Shepherd, father of Mrs. C. L. Ireland, of North Jefferson street, died Sunday night at the Van Wert County Hospital, where he was a patient following the fracture of his hip, the result of a fall last week at the Ireland home last week. Mr. Shepherd had he lived until today would have been the age of 90 years. He had spent his entire life at Springfield, Illinois, making his home in this town with his daughter but only a few months. His direct survivor is Mrs. Ireland. The remains will be taken to Springfield, Tuesday, where the funeral and interment will be held. No service will be held here other than a prayer by Rev. C. Marshall Muir just before leaving the home for the train. Van Wert Times Bulletin Jan. 6, 1930

Richard G. Shrider
Richard G. Shrider, 74, of Rockford, died at 8:05 p.m. Jan. 1 at Van Crest Nursing Home, Van Wert.
He was born April 21, 1928, in Sylvania, to Kenneth R. and Helen (Kerns) Shrider.
Surviving are three sons, two sisters, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired from Huffy’s in Celina and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rockford, the United States Trotting Association and the Mercer County Horsemen Association for the past 30 years.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Mike Berne officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point. Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after noon Monday at the funeral home. [Daily Standard, Jan 3, 2003]

Dale A. Shumaker
VAN WERT, Ohio - Dale A. Shumaker, 88, of Van Wert, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born Jan. 29, 1922, in Carey, Ohio, to the late Lillian (Quackenbush) Shumaker and Frank Shumaker. His wife, Tulvina M. (Knittle) Shumaker, died Sept. 15, 1995.
Survivors include his three children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Carl, Anson, Gene and Everett Shumaker; his sisters, Margie Anderson, Ruth Feasby, Grave Evans and Pauline Pollock; a grandchild, and a great-grandchild.
He was a retired truck driver from Borden Cheese and Continental Can Company, both of Van Wert, after 30 plus years of service. He was a veteran of U.S. Army serving during WW II in the Rhineland and Central Europe where he received 2 Bronze Stars. He was a lifetime member of the Van Wert VFW post and a member of the Teamsters and U.M.A.W. Unions.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Paul Miller will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the funeral home. [Van Wert Times-Bulletin Mar 4, 2010]

John Sponsellor
John Sponsellor, highly esteemed resident of Tully township, died Wednesday morning, at a hospital in Fort Wayne, following an illness of several years. Mr. Sponsellor was aged 70 years and resided in this county his entire lifetime. Among his direct survivors are one son, Forest, of Tully township, and three daughters, Miss Flora Sponsellor, at home, Mrs. Edward Beatty, of Tully township, and Mrs. Paul Mollenkopf, of Oklahoma. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. [Van Wert Times Bulletin Jan. 2, 1930]
The funeral of John Sponseller, of Tully township will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Metzer Methodist Church, west of Convoy. Burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Tully township. [Van Wert Times Bulletin, Jan. 3, 1930]

Vaughn O. Starkey
Vaughn O. Starkey, 90, died at 5:66 p.m. June 20, 2001, at Van Crest Health Care Center Van Wert. He was born May 26. 1911, in Scott to Benjamin and Etta Mae Walton Starkey On Oct 13,1940, he married Evelyn Mosier, who died Feb. 19, 2001. Mr. Starkey retired from Peoples Bank and Trust Co., Van Wert. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Van Wert He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post 178, Van Wirt He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in France and Germany. Survivors include a nephew, and a niece. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Carl Starkey: and a sister. F Marie Starkey. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Paul Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery, Van Wert. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p-m. today at the funeral home. [Lima News Jun 22, 2001]

Charlotte Steinmetz
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 23, 1908 to John and Emma Sheets Pancake
Married to: John E. Steinmetz
Occupation: retired school teacher - taught for 46 years in several elementary schools in Van Wert County
Died: Dec. 9, 2000
Survived by: 1 daughter; 2 grandchildren
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Ervin Stewart
Ervin (Shorty) Stewart, 86, a retired Washington Township farmer, died Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. in the Castle Convalescent Home on South Washington Street. He had been in failing health for three years, and for the past three months, serious.
He was a native of Van Wert County, a son of Joseph and Hettie Stewart. His only survivor is a brother, Perry of Wetsel. The deceased was a member of Van Wert IOOF lodge. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harter and Son Funeral Home in Delphos. Burial in King's cemetery. [Van Wert Times, Nov 11, 1953]

E. C. Stitz
Van Wert, Feb 16 - Judge E. C. Stitz, city solicitor and former mayor and judge of common pleas court died suddenly at his home. [Plain Dealer, Feb 17, 1918]

James A Tierney
James A Tierney, 73, of New Haven Ind. formerly, of Van Wert, died at 6.30 p m June 6. 1993 Veterans Administration Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind. He was born Dec 20,1919, in Roxbury, Vt., . to Joseph C. and Ella Josephine Pinkham Tierney On Jan 28, 1950. He married Mary Bates who survives. Mr. Tierney was retired as a self-employed tool and die maker.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of American Legion Post 330. Order of the Eastern Star 593 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1480 of New Haven. and Maumee Lodge 725 of Fort Wayne He attended Maples United Methodist Church . Survivors also include a son, Michael of New Haven ; two brothers, Robert of Northfield Falls. Vt. and William of Cormish, N.H .seven sisters. Louise, and Pauline both of Cornish, N.H., Katherine of Lakeland, Fla., Ruth and Shirley both of Charleston, N. H. Marion of Wilder, Vt., and Barbara of Portsmouth, Va., and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother Edward Tierney. Services will be at 2 p m. Wednesday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home Van Wert. The Rev. Vernon Peterson will officiate. Burial will be made in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p .m. Tuesday at the funeral Home. [Lima News, Jun 7, 1993]

Ruth J. Tindall
Obituary: Appeared in Times-Bulletin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 11,1928 to O Ross and L Marie Butler Tindall
Occupation: retired supervisor from a furniture manufacturer in Miramar, Fla.
Died: Jun 14, 2001
Survived by: 1 brother; 3 sisters
Military: veteran of the Women's Air Force
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Samuel H. Underwood
Samuel H. Underwood fell down a stairway and received a fracture of the skull, from the effects of which he died. ["Old Timers" Column, from August 1873 and re-printed in The Daily Herald (Delphos, Ohio) 30 Jul 1900, p. 4]

Mrs. M. VanDevander
Mrs. M. VanDevander died at her home on the West Side, Tuesday evening, the 14th, of typhoid fever, aged 51 years. This is indeed a sadly afficted family to whom will go out the best sympathy of the citizens of this town. Last July the husband of the desceased met a tragic death on his locomotive, almost in sight of his home. Three years ago a son was brutally murdered in a city in Indiana. One year later another son was mangled and lost a leg in a railway accident. Mrs. VanDevander broke down under this succession of painfully sad afflictions and quietly crossed the dark valley to join those who have gone before. [Oct 17, 1890; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Charles L. Wallace
Charles L. Wallace, a former resident of Columbus Grove, died of pneumonia, at his home in Harrison township, Van Wert county. He was nearly 70 years of age. [Lima Daily, News Dec 2, 1908]

Marie Wallace
Obituary: Appeared in Van Wert Times
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 20, 1915, in Van Wert, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mullen
Died: Nov 2, 1972
Survived by: 1 sister; 2 brothers
Burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne

William Warner
Wm. Warner, well known to many of our readers, died at his home on the South Side, on Monday of consumption. [Oct. 17 1890; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Genevieve A. "Genny" Webb
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News
Born: Jan. 28, 1915, in Crestline to Harry Adrian and Ola Ethel Reed Wherry
Married to: Myron Reed Webb for 48 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 2, 2000
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 1 brother; 2 sisters; 5 grandchildren
Burial: Woodland Cemetery

Sarah White
Van Wert - Mrs. Sarah White, 67, is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. Wagner, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., where she was visiting for the past six weeks. Death was due to apoplexy. She leaves her husband, four daughters and one son, all of them live in this vicinity. [Lima News Jan 15, 1920]

Ettie Wilkinson
Van Wert: Mrs. Ettie Wilkinson, 92, church and civic leader; services Saturday at 2 p.m. in Alspach Mortuary. [Toledo Blade, Dec 4, 1958]

Son of  William Wyle
A son of Wm. Wyle died at the home of his parents on the West Side on Wednesday, of Diphtheria, aged about ten years. [Oct. 17, 1890; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]



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