Beverly M. Evans
(1935 - 2004)
HICKSVILLE Ð Beverly M. Evans, 68, of Hicksville, died at her home on Sunday, March 28, 2004. She had been ill only a short time.
Born Dec. 17, 1935, in Antwerp, she was the daughter of Mary (Gloor) and John Kraly and was a 1954 graduate of Antwerp High School. In 1955 she married Douglas Evans, who survives. Mrs. Evans was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hicksville, where she was a Sunday School teacher. She had served the Hicksville schools for 28 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John (Mary) Handy; two grandchildren Philip and Courtney Handy; two half-sisters, Mrs. Kenton (Betty) Stairhime and Mrs. Rex (Linda) Hurni, both of Hicksville; a half-brother Robert Cottrell of Antwerp; two stepsisters, Mrs. Harriett Landwerlon of Rome, Ga., and Kathryn Killion of Hicksville and two stepbrothers, Harry and Estel Cottrell of Antwerp.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2-9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville.
The funeral service will be at Grace United Methodist Church in Hicksville on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Lewis officiating.
Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice-The Caring Way of Williams County.
(1936 - 2004)
FAYETTE Ð Elaine M. Eagle, 67, of Fayette, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Prattville, Mich., to Velma (Barr) and Creo Mohr. On Feb. 25, 1947, she married Loren Robert Eagle, and he preceded her in death in 1990. Mrs. Eagle was owner and operator of Eagle Printing in Fayette, and was also the former co-owner of Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. She was a member of the Sky Bank Board of Directors, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Fayette Foundation and the Fayette United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two children, Mrs. James (Deborah) Seward of Acton, Maine and Mark Eagle of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Jamie and Christopher Seward; her father, Creo Mohr, and brothers Robert (and wife, Glenna) Mohr of Mesa, Ariz., and Dean (Carol) Mohr of Jackson, Mich. She was preceded in death by her mother and infant twin sons.
The family will receive friends today from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-8 p.m at the Eagle Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Sam Wickard officiating. Interment will follow at the Waldron, Mich., cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fayette Foundation, Fayette Opera House, or the charity of the donor's choice.
May A. Camper
(1941 - 2004)
May A. Camper, 62, of Bryan and formerly of Montpelier, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
Born May 13, 1941, at Omaha, Neb., to Doris L. (Ferrel) and John R. Cue, she married William M. Camper and he preceded her in death in 1990.
She was a member of Grace Community Church, Bryan.
Surviving are six sons, Theodore (and wife, Sandy) Lower of Montpelier, Wesley Lower and Todd Lower, both of Bryan, Cheyanne S. Lower, Russel W. Lower and Frederick B. Lower, all of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters, Sherry D. Lower of Defiance and Tammy L. Lower of California; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Kenneth Cue and Frank Cue; three sisters, Ruth Cue, Joyce Schatczle and Carol Cue; and her companion, Scott L. Haskill.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; and two brothers.
Services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Grace Community Church, Bryan, with Pastor Michael Kelly to officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier.
Virginia Jane Retcher
(1920 - 2004)
NEY Ð Virginia Jane Retcher, 83, of Ney, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare Northwest, Bryan.
Born on Oct. 2, 1920, in Holgate, she was the daughter of Mary (Bauman) and Harry Cramer.
Mrs. Retcher was a past president of the United Methodist Women at Ney United Methodist Church where she had also been a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. She was also a former 4-H adviser.
On Jan. 14, 1940, she married Harold Retcher, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, William Sr. (and wife, Martha) of Bryan and Herb (Faye) of Ney; a daughter, Joan Retcher of Ney; two brothers, John (Loretta) Cramer of Holgate and Norm (Joan) Cramer of Defiance; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Mary Ellen) Furhop of Hamler and Mrs. Web (Barbara Jean) Kestner of Napoleon; four grandchildren Craig (Melissa) Retcher of Bryan, Errick Retcher of Bryan, Sheila Retcher of Ney and Mat (Candi) Retcher of Ney; six great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Cramer; two sisters, Patsy Schlosser and Frances Cramer; and a grandson, William Retcher Jr.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home and Crematory in Bryan.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Barnett of Ney United Methodist officiating. Burial will follow at Ney Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ney United Methodist Church.
Roger J. Guilford
(1930 - 2004)
SHERWOOD Ð Roger J. Guilford, 73, of Sherwood, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Defiance, he was the son of Margaret (Stein) and Leonard Guilford. On May 10, 1952, he married Shirley (Grunden) and she survives.
Mr. Guilford was retired from Dana Weatherhead after 34 years of service. He was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church of The Bend, the Holy Name Society, a past officer of Christo Rey Federal Credit Union, a former coach and past president of Sherwood Baseball Assoc., a life member of Defiance County Fish and Game and member of Pheasants Forever, a social member of Sherwood VFW Post 5665, member of the American Legion in Hicksville, a life member of Fairview Athletic Boosters, and a former player for the St. Louis Browns baseball team.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters and their husbands, Mrs. Gary (Pam) Jahnigen of Rushville, Ind., Deb Guilford (Frank Brown) of Defiance, and Mrs. Brian (Sherril) Spangler of Brookville; four sons and their wives, Jim (GayLea) of Defiance, Mike (Lorraine) of Defiance, Gary (Terry) of Ney and Tom (Jane) of Sherwood; a brother, Dennis (Betty) and 16 grandchilden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Nancy Guilford; a brother, Donald Guilford; and two grandchildren, Nathan and Aaron Rath.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Burr Funeral Home and Crematory in Sherwood. A funeral Mass will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, The Bend. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Summer Baseball Association or Pheasants Forever.
Larry L. Wiles
(1936 - 2004)
MONTPELIER - Larry L. Wiles, 67, of Montpelier, died Friday, March 26, 2004, at the emergency room of Community Hospitals of Williams County-Montpelier.
Born Sept. 29, 1936, at Waterville, to Ruby M. (Griffin) and Harley E. Wiles, he married Mary E. Labadie on Nov. 26, 1959, at Maumee, and she survives.
A 1953 graduate of the Ohio Military Institute in Cinncinnati, he retired in 1993 after 30 years as an over-the-road driver for Roadway Express, Toledo.
A U.S. Marine Corp. veteran, he was a member of the Montpelier Moose, Eagles and V.F.W. as well as Teamsters Local No. 20 of Toledo.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Jeffrey (and wife, Debra) Wiles of Montpelier, Jay (Beth) Wiles of Waynesville, Mo., Mark (Sonda) Wiles of West Unity and Matthew (Anika) Wiles of Ashley, Ind.; five grandchildren, Kimberly Sines, Joseph Wiles, Jessika, Angelika and Joshua Wiles; a great-grandson, Bronson Sines; and a sister, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Kerr of Inxonia, Wisc.
Visittion will be held Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Father Gary M. Ferguson to officiate. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Maumee, with graveside military rites.
Memorials may be made to the Montpelier V.F.W.