Stanley "Joe" Smith
(1943 - 2002)
MONTPELIER - Stanley "Joe" Smith, 59, of rural Montpelier, died early Monday morning, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Community Hospitals of Williams County-Bryan, where he had been admitted earlier in the evening.
Born Feb. 4, 1943, in Franklin, Ind., to Florence (Crooks) and Russell Smith, he married Victoria Lynn Cordle in March of 1963, in Columbus, and she survives.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he was the head of maintenance for Edon Schools, retiring with 23 years of service.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lisa M. Dean of Angola, Ind., Amy E. Mitchell of Montpelier and Mrs. Josh (Pam) Erman of Bryan; two sons, Greg J. and Matt R. Smith, both of Montpelier; his mother, Mrs. Jack (Florence) Cordle of Columbus; six grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (and wife, Sandy) and Jeff (Chris) Smith, both of Columbus; three sisters, Jackie Smith of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Paul (Judy) Dorn and Jane Hersey, both of Columbus.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Edon United Methodist Church with Pastors Eric Dailey and Doug Sholl to officiate. Burial will follow in the Edon Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Edon American Legion Post No. 662.
Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospitals.
Goldie M. Weber
(1916 - 2002)
NEY - Goldie M. Weber, 86, of Ney, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center, Defiance.
Born July 30, 1916, in Defiance County, to Cora (Mast) and Harry Bayliss, she married Kenneth Weber on Feb. 14, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1992.
A clerk and retail salesperson, she worked at the Ney Center Market for 23 years and the Ohio Farmers Radish Factory. She was a member of the Ney United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Dennis Weber of Ney; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Peggy) Fix of Bryan; two grandchildren; a brother, Robert Bayliss of Defiance; and a sister, Hazel Gallagher of Toledo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Donald, Richard and Lester Bayliss.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, Defiance.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Barnett to officiate. Burial will be in the Ney Cemetery, Defiance County.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the American Heart Assoc.
Randolph O. Bard
(1910 - 2003)
Randolph O. Bard, 92, of Bryan, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, 2003, at his residence.
Born March 2, 1910, to Otha May (Young) and Dale Randolph Bard, he married Naomi B. Moore on June 16, 1932, and she survives.
A lifelong resident of Bryan, he was president and CEO of Bard Manufacturing Company, Bryan, until retiring in 1981 as chairman. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Orchard Hills Country Club, charter member of the Bryan Rotary Club and Paul Harris fellow, charter member of the Bryan Area Foundation, past member of Bryan Board of Public Affairs and member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Richard (and wife, Mary) Bard of Manitou Beach, Mich., and James (Joan) Bard of Bryan; a daughter, Kathryn Martinez of Bryan; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Bill (Pamela) Steel of Bryan, Mrs. Russell (Michelle) Geary of Sacramento, Calif., Scott (Anne) Bard of Bryan, Steven Bard of Bryan, Karen Bard of Bryan, Aaron R. Martinez of Columbus and Loren Martinez of Bryan; nine great-grandchildren, James and Megan Steel of Bryan, Jarrad, Michael and Austin Bard of Bryan, Casi Martinez of Columbus, and Melanie, Avery and Joey Geary of Sacramento; and a brother, Lawrence Bard of Bryan.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home in Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan with the Rev. Edward Auchard to officiate. Interment will follow in Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be made to Community Health Services of CHWC/Hospice, the Bryan Area Foundation and the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund.
Kenneth L. Beck
(1908 - 2003)
MONTPELIER - Kenneth L. Beck, 94, of Montpelier, died Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2003, at the Dilworth Center of Community Hospitals of Williams County-Montpelier, following a lingering illness.
Born Dec. 9, 1908, near Montpelier, to Minnie Alice (Hodson) and John O'Dell Beck, he married Donelda Speakman on Oct. 30, 1965, and she survives.
A lifelong Montpelier resident, he had retired in 1978 from the maintenance department of the former Mohawk Tools, Inc. of Montpelier. Previously he had been employed with 3-M in Montpelier. He was the former owner-operator of the Beck Ford Sales & Service of Montpelier for several years, as well as being a widely known area auto mechanic. Serving for many years as a member of the Montpelier Fire Department, he was also a member of the Montpelier Eagles Lodge and the Montpelier Moose Lodge.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son, Ric Beck of Decatur, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Kay) Armstrong of Clear Lake, Ind.; a stepson, James Speakman of Edgerton; a stepdaughter, Sharon Pierce of Pioneer; six grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Clarence Beck of Bryan. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Thelma G. Beck in October 1960; a stepson, Walter Speakman in November 1970; a brother, K. O. Beck; and four sisters, Opal Tingley, Nina Steele, Gaytha Willis and Myrl Officer.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Damschroder to officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to Mooseheart.
R. Bernadine "Barney" Juillard
(1912 - 2003)
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. - R. Bernadine "Barney" Juillard, 90, of Summerfield, Fla., and a former resident of Bryan, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Sarasota, Fla.
She was born Dec. 6, 1912, in Brockton, Ill.
A graduate of Bryan High School she was a homemaker and a member of the Sarasota Christian Church. She moved from Sarasota in 1998 to live with her daughter.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Janis) Leed of Summerfield, Fla., three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews in the Bryan area.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Ralph Juillard in 1989; and a daughter, Nancy Juillard in 1971.
Visitation will be held Friday two hours prior to the 2 p.m. funeral services in the Sarasota Christian Church. Interment will follow at Sarasota Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Lady Lake.
Memorials may be made to the Sarasota Christian Church Building Fund.
Theda M. "Teddy" Smith
(1924 - 2003)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Theda M. "Teddy" Smith, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Woodview Healthcare.
Born Sept. 3, 1924, at Bryan, Ohio, to Christina (Geyerman) and Timothy Green, she married Richard B. Smith and he preceded her in death in 1989.
A homemaker, she was a volunteer at Price Elementary School for many years.
Surviving are a son, Richard B. "Rick" Smith, Jr., of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Christine M. Howenstine of Columbus, Ohio and Susan E. "Sue" Lash of Fremont, Ind.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Ethel Meeks of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1-2 p.m. in the Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission or the Allen County Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, Inc.