Lucy Wesner VanScoder Elliott
(1921 - 2003)
HICKSVILLE - Lucy Wesner VanScoder Elliott, 82, of Hicksville, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born Feb. 24, 1921, to Mary (Henry) and Valentine Wesner, she married Earl VanScoder on May 22, 1943 at Ottawa, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1961. In 1969, she married Norbert Elliott, and he also preceded her in death.
Retired from Edgerton Metals, Edgerton, she was a member of the Hicksville Eagles No. 2556, American Legion No. 253 and Royal Neighbors Post of Antwerp.
Surviving are four sons, Donald E. (and wife, Sandy) VanScoder of Hicksville, Robert E. (Mary) VanScoder of Zanesville, Ind., Artchard D. (Marilyn) VanScoder of Edgerton and Earl L. (Mary) VanScoder of St. Joe, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Chuck (Sandra) Clay of Montpelier, Mrs. Dan (Lillian) Breckler of Edgerton and Mrs. Rick (Mary) Zuzik of Bowling Green; 21 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a grandson, a granddaughter, three brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-9 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. An Eagles service will be held at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with additional visitation beginning at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Ruth L. Failor
(1914 - 2003)
NEVADA, Ohio - Ruth L. Failor, 88, of Nevada, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Wyandot County Nursing Home.
Born April 12, 1914, at Crane Twp., Wyandot County, to Bertha (Bower) and Orton Arter, she married Ralph W. Failor on June 14, 1941, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 1980.
A graduate of Eden Centralized School and Ohio Northern University, she was a first and second grade teacher for six years at Eden Centralized School and then a homemaker. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church of Wyandot County, the United Methodist Women of the church, Ohio Northern University Alumni Association and Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are four children, John F. Failor, Morris R. Failor and William R. Failor, all of Nevada, and Mrs. David (Jean) Peebles of Sycamore; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen Kemp of Warren; and extended family in the Bryan area.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Morris Arter.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be at Salem United Methodist Cemetery, Wyandot County.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
James "Jim" Lee Kaiser
(1930 - 2003)
WEST UNITY - James "Jim" Lee Kaiser, 72, of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. and formerly of West Unity, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach, Mo.
Born July 15, 1930, at West Unity, to Emma J. (Burchnell) and Linford S. Kaiser, he married Rosemary Roether on Nov. 24, 1951 and she survives.
A graduate of West Unity High School, he served in the United States Navy from 1949 until 1953. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he and his wife made their home in Wauseon for a few years. Moving to Waterville, he was employed by Cargill Elevators and traveled for the company for a number of years. In 1989, he retired and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1993.
He was very active in the Presbyterian Church of Climax Springs, Mo. and had built many pieces of furniture for churches working for the Sauder Company.
In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons, Michael James Kaiser of Grand Rapids, Mich., Kenneth Allan (and wife, Sharon) Kaiser of Uxbridge, Mass., John Robert (Melany) Kaiser of Rockford, Mich. and Tom Ray (Donna) Kaiser of Fort Wayne, Ind.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; a brother, Richard B. (Marie) Kaiser of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Sloan of Katy, Texas; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Thursday, March 20, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Ohio. Arrangements were provided by the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Mo.
Martha L. Deckrosh
(1910 - 2003)
LIMA - Martha L. Deckrosh, 92, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at the Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.
The daughter of Nettie (Shupp) and George Hill, she was born June 24, 1910, in Defiance County. On Aug. 25, 1934, she married Lawrence L. Deckrosh, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1989.
A 1928 graduate of Defiance High School, she was a cook for Shawnee schools, and a member of Shawnee United Methodist Church and its Ruth and Rebecca circles. She was also a member of Lima Senior Citizens and AARP in Allen County and nationally.
Surviving are two sons, Hazen (and wife, Carol) Deckrosh of Montpelier and Dennis (Sharon) Deckrosh of North Augusta, S.C.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were two brothers, Earl and Ralph Hill; and a granddaughter.
Services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Kimes officiating. Interment is in Shawnee Cemetery in Lima.
Memorials may be made to the Shawnee United Methodist Church, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or the Gideon Bible Society.
(1922 - 2003)
ANGOLA, Ind. - William Harrington, 81, of Angola, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Angola.
The son of Florence (Fowler) and William Harrington, he was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Hillsdale, Mich. On May 19, 1944, he married Phyllis Ilene Ray at LaGrange, Ind., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1992.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Sturgis High School in Sturgis, Mich. He attended many churches and was an ordained Pentecostal minister, as well as a retired truck driver. Prior to moving to Angola, he lived many years in Ray, and also, Butler.
Surviving are seven sons, William Harrington and Robert (and wife, Carol) Harrington, both of Montgomery, Mich., Barry (Beverly) Harrington and Stephen (Sheryl) Harrington, both of Angola, Kenneth (Janice) Harrington of Frontier, Mich., and Tracy (Carol) Harrington and Alvin (Sherri) Harrington, both of Fremont; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Joy) Grotz of New Jersey; 37 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Harrington of Hillsdale, Mich.; and his former wife and best friend, Mary Didion of Angola.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, Phyllis, were his parents; three daughters, Mary Lou, Martha Sue and Annabelle Harrington; and two grandsons, Stephen and William Harrington. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Beams Funeral Home in Fremont.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Hibbard officiating. Military Committal Services will be by the Fremont American Legion Cassel Post 257. Burial will be in Ray Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be made to the South Woodbridge Pentecostal Church of God, South Hillsdale Road, Camden, MI 49232.
Esther June Blad
(1928 - 2003)
Esther June Blad, 74, of Bryan, died Tuesday morning, March 25, 2003, at the Community Hospitals of Williams County-Bryan.
The daughter of Emma M. (Geirke) and Thomas E. Patten, she was born June 9, 1928, in Bryan. On June 27, 1964, she married Gene R. Blad in Allegan, Mich., and he survives.
A homemaker, she worked at Newcomer-Shaffer-Geesey & Hutton Law Office.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are five sons, Andrew (and wife, Jeanie) Ammermann of Bonita Springs, Fla., Paul Ammermann of Elkhart, Ind., Samuel Ammermann of Edgerton; Tony (Charlotte) Blad and Lee A. (Jody) Blad, both of Bryan; six daughters, Kay Ann Patten and Mrs. Gregory (Charlene) Gurwell, both of Bryan, Mrs. Pepper (Misty) Pinette of Edgerton, Mrs. Ron (Betty) Stuckey of Ney, and Mrs. Michael (Tina) Tabler and Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) Simon, both of South Bend, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Judy K. Brown; and two sisters, Della Ann Charlton and Pearl Bowers.
Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home in Bryan.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow at the Shiffler Cemetery in Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Blad family in care of the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home.