Leona E. Coy
(1918 - 2003)
PIONEER - Leona E. Coy, 85, of Pioneer, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at the emergency room of the Community Hospitals of Williams County-Montpelier.
The daughter of Nellie Mae (Rainey) and George Wesley Murrey, she was born Feb. 13, 1918, in Washington Township in Henry County. She was married to John L. Coy, and he preceded her in death in September 1976.
A graduate of Stryker High School, she, along with her husband, was a co-owner of the former Coy's Sohio Service in Pioneer, for approximately 47 years, beginning in 1945.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth (and wife, Karen) Coy of Pioneer; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Coy of Pioneer; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Schwind of Bowling Green; five grandchildren, Joie Henry, Terri Martin, Cal Coy, Jackie Elser and Jenny Cox; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a son, LaVon "Butch" Coy; an infant daughter Patty; and a great-granddaughter, Brynne Jones.
Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Stephen E. Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Hubert "John" Chavez
(1937 - 2003)
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Hubert "John" Chavez, 65, of Riviera Beach, Fla. and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Carehouse of Hallendale, Hallendale, Fla., following a lingering illness.
Born Nov. 2, 1937, at Cooney, Ohio, he was the son of Julia and Teofilo Chavez.
Retired from the Aro Corporation, he had been a member of St. Patrick Church in Bryan, Ohio. Surviving are five sons, John Christopher Chavez of Riviera Beach, Steve Chavez of Tequesta, Edward Chavez of Boston, Mass., Michael (and wife, Brenda) Chavez of West Unity, Ohio, and Joseph Chavez of Bryan, Ohio; three grandchildren; a brother, James Chavez of North Palm Beach; and three sisters, Mrs. Louis (Maria Julia "Nevez") Quiroga of Anaheim, Calif., Mrs. Philip (Cecilia) Gonzalez of Bryan, Ohio, and Constance "Connie" Schmitt of West Unity, Ohio. Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Fredrick Chavez, Frank Chavez, Theodore Chavez and Joseph Chavez.
A memorial service for the immediate family is pending.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and can be sent in care of Saint Patrick Church, 704 South Portland St., Bryan, OH 43506.
Alexis Joan Boettger
(May 27, 2003)
STRYKER - Alexis Joan Boettger, infant daughter of Carrie Babcock and Landon Boettger of Stryker, was stillborn Tuesday morning, May 27, 2003, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Kayla; maternal grandparents, David and Bettey Wagner of Stryker; paternal grandparents, Mark and Tracy Boettger of Archbold; maternal great-grandparents, Henry and Betty Babcock of Napoleon and Louise Middleton of Bryan; paternal great-grandparents, Dale and Jean Larrison living in Florida and Walter and Inge Boettger of Toledo; and aunts and uncles, Matt Wagner, Jessica Wagner, Rani Wagner, Austin Boettger and Tyler Boettger.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Harold Wagner.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 6 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home in Archbold with Pastor J. Don Barnett to officiate.
Memorials may be made to a special fund set up by the family at the Henry County Bank in Napoleon.
Richard D. Turner Jr.
(1946 - 2003)
PIONEER - Richard D. Turner Jr., 57, of Pioneer, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Ind.
Born March 13, 1946, at Chicago, Ill., to Pauline I. (Kerr) and Richard D. Turner, he married Barbara J. Scott on Oct. 12, 1974, at Gillette, Wyo., and she survives.
A 1965 Camden-Frontier High School graduate, he was a general laborer for the Ohio Turnpike Commission for eight years. Prior to working for the turnpike, he was employed at Mohawk Tool in Montpelier for 21 years until the plant closed. He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of the Brethren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Tony R. Turner of Winston, Ga., Nelson (and wife, Mandy) Turner of Montpelier and Scott A. Turner of Fishers, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Malissa) Sette of Angola, Ind.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Firestone of Cooney and a brother, Lee (and wife, Penny) Turner of Pioneer.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Silver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pioneer, with the Rev. Terry L. Baldwin to officiate. Interment will be at Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Theola E. Fraker Hite
(1910 - 2003)
WAUSEON - Theola E. Fraker Hite, 93, of Sebring, Fla. and formerly of Wauseon, died in her home on May 23, 2003.
Born Feb. 16, 1910, at Fulton County, to Clara (Bernath) and George G. Zimmerman, she married Kenneth G. Fraker in 1931 and he preceded her in death. In 1980, she married Ted Hite and he also preceded her in death.
She had been a business partner in the former Fraker Seat Company in Wauseon.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Wentz and Mrs. James (Annette) Quillet, both of Wauseon; stepdaughters, Phyllis Yearance and Carol Brunning; a stepson, Bob Hite; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Miley of Bradenton, Fla., and Clarice Krauss of Bryan; and a brother, Glen Zimmerman of Fremont. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Altman; a grandson, Scott Quillet; brothers, Clair, Robert, Kenneth, Donald, Wayne and LeRichard; and two sisters, Dorothy Lauber and Irma Hoy.
Visitation will be held today from 1-3 p.m. in the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Tyler Quillet (grandson) and Wes Hoffmire to officiate. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice, the Caring Way, of Williams and Fulton counties.
Paul R. Muehlfeld
(1915 - 2003)
BLAKESLEE - Paul R. Muehlfeld, 87, of Blakeslee, died early Friday, May 30, 2002, in Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, where he was a resident.
The son of Rose (Thiel) and Michael Muehlfeld, he was born July 8, 1915, in Blakeslee. On Feb. 7, 1948, in Edgerton, he married Virginia R. Ruhlman, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 2001.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired self-employed farmer and brick mason. His memberships included St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Blakeslee, the Knights of Columbus in Blakeslee, Edon American Legion Post 662, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Surviving are four sons, Van (and wife, Cathy) Muehlfeld of Blakeslee, Tim Muehlfeld of Flagstaff, Ariz., Jeff Muehlfeld of Miami, Fla. and Skip (Rachel) Muehlfeld of Edgerton; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Cindy) Eckhardt of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Trent, Brian, O.J., Kelsey, Megan and Creed Muehlfeld, and Heidi Bauer and Kylie Derringer; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, were a son, Joseph in 1992; a great-grandson, Seth Muehlfeld; and four brothers, Ray, Art, Carl and Earl Muehlfeld.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton, with a scripture service Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Blakeslee, with Father Gary Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by the Edon American Legion Post No. 662.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School in Blakeslee.