I. Reinette Crowe
(1910 - 2003)
MONTPELIER - I. Reinette Crowe, 93, of Montpelier, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Hillside Country Living in Bryan.
The daughter of Vera M. (DeGroff) and Benajah H. Carr, she was born Oct. 15, 1910, in Chicago, Ill. She was the widow of Kenneth M. Crowe, who preceded her in death in April 1977.
A lifelong Montpelier resident, she was an 80-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. She and her husband managed Hillcrest Country Club in rural Montpelier for a number of years.
Surviving are four sons, Kenneth (and wife, Shirley) of Boulder, Colo., Richard (Ann) of Seal Beach, Calif., Robert (Sharon) of Montpelier and Thomas (Mary Ann) of Wyandot, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; and a brother, Ben Carr. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Thompson's Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier, with the Rev. David E. Tilly to officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier, to a charity of the donor's choice, or to the activity fund at Hillside Country Living.
Argus L. Fisher
(1912 - 2003)
BUTLER, Ind. - Argus L. Fisher, 91, formerly of Butler, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Holland, Ohio.
The son of Sarah (Aldrich) and Andrew Fisher, he was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Wilmington Township. He was married to Helen White on Aug. 24, 1935, at Angola, and she survives in Holland.
He had been employed as a carpenter.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Terry (and wife, Mary) Fisher of Montpelier, Ohio; three grandchildren, Dr. Timothy (Judy) Fisher of Whitehouse, Ohio, Mrs. Dino (Michelle) Paglia of Columbus, Ohio and Melinda Fisher of Maumee, Ohio; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon Fisher of Edon, Ohio, Ashley Paglia of Columbus and Tyler Fisher of Maumee.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and three brothers, Walter, Ora and Otis Fisher. There will be private family services.
Memorials may be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church of Butler.
H.E. Johnson & Son Funeral Home in Butler is in charge of arrangements.
Gary L. Guyse
(1938 - 2003)
MONTPELIER - Gary L. Guyse, 65, of Montpelier, died Saturday evening, Nov. 29, 2003, in the Dilworth Center of the Community Hospitals of Williams County-Montpelier, following a lingering illness.
The son of Beatrice Louise (Tedhams) and Lorence Edward Guyse, he was born March 23, 1938, at Wauseon.
A 1956 graduate of Montpelier High School, he had been a Montpelier resident most of his life. He was retired as a machinist from Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc., in Montpelier, where he had been employed for over 15 years.
A former member of the Montpelier Fire Department for 14 years, where he remains a lifetime Honorary Member, he had also served on the Montpelier EMS Squad during its formative years. He was a member of the Montpelier Fraternal Order of Eagles 2246, and the Montpelier Loyal Order of Moose 312.
Surviving are a son, Robert A. (and friend, Priscilla Snow) of Montpelier; a daughter, Mrs. David (Tanya) Mack of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Dustin and Dylan Mack; and a brother, Terry (and wife, Sandra) Guyse of Seymour, Tenn.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Don Harris to officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to the Montpelier Fire Department.
Mya Lashae Sponsler
(November 27, 2003)
Mya Lashae Sponsler, infant daughter of Michelle Lynn Sponsler and Nathan J. Brinkman was stillborn Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Community Hospitals of Williams County-Bryan.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her maternal grandmother, Betty Lou Sponsler of Bryan; paternal grandparents, Jan and Sally Brinkman of Wauseon; and several aunts and uncles.
Preceding her in death was her maternal grandfather, Jerry Sponsler.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Byron Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Edgerton.
GOLD CANYON, Ariz. - Fred Miller of Gold Canyon, Ariz., died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003. He was a World War II veteran.
Surviving are a son, Paul Miller; two granddaughters, Nicole and Kristina, all of Gold Canyon; two sisters, Mrs. Leighton (Pauline) Wirick of West Unity and Mrs. Lester (Bonnie) Huber of Bryan; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jennie and Arthur Miller; his wife, Barbara (Pifer) Miller; and 10 siblings.
Betty J. Swary
(1939 - 2003)
BUTLER, Ind. - Betty J. Swary, 64, of Butler, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn.
Born April 5, 1939, at Ridgeville, she was the daughter of Marjorie (Darymple)and Charles Edgar Eskew.
A homemaker, she had been a respiratory therapist for DeKalb Memorial, Community Hospitals of Williams County-Bryan, Ohio, Willow Ridge in Fort Wayne and Vincore in LaGrange. She was also an EMT at DeKalb and helped start the Butler EMS unit.
Surviving is a son, Harold Russell (and wife, Loretta) Rigby Jr. of Butler; three daughters, Margie Ann Rickner of Yorktown, Mrs. Randy (Cathy) Spicer of Butler and Teresa Reed of Butler; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick Eskew of Battle Creek, Mich.; a sister, Maryann Cochran of Jacksonville, Fla.; and special friend, Roberta ManKey.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo, Ind. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be at Butler Cemetery, Butler.
Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lydia M. Juillard
(1918 - 2003)
STRYKER - Lydia M. Juillard, 85, of Stryker, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at the Dilworth Center in Montpelier.
Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Fulton County, to Anna (Short) and Levi Rupp, she married Harold Juillard on June 9, 1948, and he preceded her in death in 2000.
Prior to her retirement, she had taught elementary education at Stryker Local Schools for over 30 years and had also taught in Wauseon for one year.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stryker and had attended Bowling Green State University and later Taylor University.
Surviving are three daughters, Jane Mobley of Snellville, Ga., Kay Strickland of Lawrenceville, Ga., Susan Juillard of La Mesa, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred (Lonnie) Memmer of Fremont; two sons, James Juillard of Santa Fe, N.M. and Thomas Juillard of Stryker; a stepson, George (and wife, Cathy) Juillard of Globe, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; four brothers, Marvin, Clifford, David and Denver; and three sisters, Katharine Miller, Adra Rupp and Lucille Rupp.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Stryker with the Rev. Dan Douglass to officiate. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Stryker. Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Research.