Beverly I. Hagerty
(1933 - 2004)
HAMILTON, Ind. - Beverly I. Hagerty, 71, of Hamilton, Ind., died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at her residence.
Born Jan. 8, 1933, at Hamilton, Ind., to Carrie (Bebe) and Eugene Teegarden, she married Wayne Hagerty on Sept. 22, 1950, at Hamilton, Ind., and he preceded her in death.
A 1951 graduate of Hamilton High School, she had been a cook at Roger's Harvest House. In 1968, she had been crowned Mrs. Fairbanks (Alaska) and had her own TV show in Fairbanks following that.
Surviving are three sons, Stacy (and wife, Nina) Hagerty, Denzlo "Denny" (Joetta) Hagerty and Kelly Hagerty, all of Hamilton; a daughter, Kerry Hagerty of Wasilla, Alaska; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lowella Koogle of Angola and Mrs. Howard (Maxine) White of Fremont.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Lowell, Kenneth, George and Robert Teegarden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Steuben County Home Hospice.
Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Hamilton is handling the arrangements.
Martin L. Peltcs Jr.
JACKSON, Mich. - Martin L. Peltcs Jr., 58, of Jackson and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at his residence.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Martin Peltcs Sr. of Bryan.
He had served his country during the Vietnam Conflict.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Watson JL Funeral Chapel, 2590 Spring Arbor Rd., Jackson, Mich. 49203.
Upon his request, cremation has taken place.
Mildred E. Shong
(1913 - 2004)
DEFIANCE - Mildred E. Shong, 90, of Defiance, died Wednesday night, Jan. 28, 2004, at Harborside Nursing Home in Defiance.
Born Nov. 24, 1913, in Henry County, to Dova and Henry Dishong, she married Mandas Shong in 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1969.
A homemaker, she had also worked at Defiance Hospital for 15 years. She was a longtime member of Defiance Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are children, Olin of Charlotte, N.C., Brian of Defiance, and Diane Miller of Canton, Ga.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn of Ardmore, Okla.
Services are pending at Mansfield-Mast Funeral Home in Defiance.
John E. Knisely
(1923 - 2004)
EDGERTON Ð John E. Knisely, 80, of rural Edgerton, died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 2004, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., after a brief illness.
Born April 1, 1923, near Montpelier, he was the son of Olive (Davis) and Lee Edward Knisely. He married Iris R. Hoffman on June 17, 1944, in Zion Lutheran Church of rural Edgerton, and she survives.
Mr. Knisely was a lifelong farmer and was a certified tow motor operator and had been employed at Challenge Cook Co. in Bryan for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
A member of Zion Lutheran Church and involved in many capacities, he was a World War II Army veteran, serving as a communications specialist, was involved in the rebuilding of post-war Germany and was an avid woodworker.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Knisely of Bryan; two sons, Robert L. (and wife, Linda) Knisely of Okeechobee, Fla., and James E. Knisely of New Philadelphia; three grandchildren, John Knisely of Orlando, Fla., and Abigail and Blake Knisely of New Philadelphia; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Sylvester, and two sisters, Elda Hutchison and Delores Ellis.
Visitation will be in Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Christopher Sigmon to officiate. Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the church, the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
(1920 - 2004)
FARMER - Rex Pendleton, 83, of Farmer, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born Oct. 8, 1920, in Washington Township, Defiance County, he was the son of Florence (Garber) and Calvin C. Pendleton. He graduated from Ney High School with the class of 1938. On July 6, 1944, he married Mildred (Meyer) and she survives.
Mr. Pendleton was a member of the Ney United Methodist Church and the Farmer American Legion Post 137. He was a WW II Navy veteran, serving as a Naval Flight Instructor at Pensacola, Fla. He farmed and began his 26-year career as plant engineer at Spangler Candy Co., in 1959. His leadership and engineering knowledge were instrumental in Spangler's growth.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Mildred, are four daughters, Karon Gautz, Monett, Mo., Mary Pendleton, Bryan; Mrs. Clarence (Lana) Hall of Montpelier and Lou Pendleton, Bryan; two sons, Calvin J. of Farmer and Van (and wife, Jean) of Fort Mills, S.C.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ross and John Pendleton; and two sisters, Virginia Pendleton and Vivian Gilbert.
Visitation will be at Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
The funeral service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Ney United Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Barnett to officiate.
Burial will be at Farmer Cemetery, with graveside military honors provided by the Farmer American Legion Post 137.
Memorials may be made to the Ney United Methodist Church.
Marcia M. Hopcroft
(1934 - 2004)
Marcia M. Hopcroft, 69, of Oscoda, Mich., died Tuesday evening, Jan. 27, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Stacey Bock of Bryan.
Mrs. Hopcroft was a teacher/coach in Freeland, Mich., and was a long time employee of the Oscoda Area Schools where she was responsible for Adult Education, the Senior Citizen coordinator and Trip Club coordinator, and was owner of Liqui-Lawn Lawncare Co. She was a County Commissioner of Iosco Co., Michigan for eight years and was named to several state level committees which she served during her term. She continued her involvement in the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency and Northeast Michigan Affordable Housing.
Born on May 22, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of Beatrice (Kilbourne) and Tom Medaris. In September 1957 she married William E. Hopcroft and he preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Gregory James Hopcroft of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Kurt A. (Valerie M.) Etter of Marshall, Mich., and Mrs. Kevin (Stacey) Bock of Bryan; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Oscoda, Mich., at a later date and those arrangements are pending.
Memorials may be made to the Iosco County Community Foundation, c/o Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, 206 N. Lynn St., Bryan, Ohio 43506, who are in charge of local arrangements.
Marjorie L. Reiter
(1928 - 2004)
Marjorie L. Reiter, 75, of Bryan, and a longtime Tiffin resident, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, 2004, in Community Hospitals of Williams County following a brief illness. For 20 years, she was a bookkeeper with Reiter Glass Service in Tiffin which she operated with her husband.
Born March 15, 1928, near Farmer, she was the daughter of Lula (Loomis) and Loyal Fisher. A graduate of Fayette High School, she married Orva W. Reiter on Nov. 11, 1963, in Tiffin, and he preceded her in death in July 1997.
Mrs. Reiter is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robin (Melanie) Zimmerman of Dallas, Texas, and a step-granddaughter, Brianna Zimmerman.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Farmer Cemetery with Larry Snavely officiating. Krill Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.