Betty J. DeVault
(1929 - 2004)
NEY - Betty J. DeVault, 75, of Ney, died early Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center.
Born April 25, 1929, at Milford Township, Defiance County, to Helen (McFeeters) and Ford F. Keys, she married John DeVault Jr. in Bryan on Sept. 14, 1953, and he survives. A homemaker, she was also a route carrier for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette for over 25 years.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons, Ron (and wife, Carol) DeVault of Stryker, Dennis (Dee) DeVault of Montpelier, Dave (Patty) DeVault of Delaware Bend, Tim (Glenda) DeVault of Defiance and Jerry DeVault of Angola, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Connie) Seimet of Defiance; six grandchildren; brothers, Leon Gallant, Larry Keys and Harold Keys, all of Defiance, and Bob Keys of Sherwood; and sisters, Mildred Noggle of Payne and Pauline Cordray of Defiance.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Keys; a sister, Ethel Goodwin; a half sister, Gladys Fig; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m., Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Bill Priest to officiate. Burial will follow in Ney Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.
(1926 - 2004)
Norma J. Weber, 77, of Bryan, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Hillside Country Living where she had been a resident for the past two years.
Born Dec. 23, 1926, at Bryan, to Ethel L. (Hudkins) and Lloyd R. Kerr, she married Warren R. Weber on Feb. 21, 1945, at Bryan, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1999.
A homemaker, she was also a cosmetic representative for Vivian Woodard and Mary Kay Cosmetics.
She is survived by three daughters, Cheryle "Sherry" Newman of Bryan, Mrs. Frances A. (Bonnie) Slough of Bryan and Mrs. Stan (Deb) Hughart of Edgerton; six grandchildren, Mrs. Shawn (Shelley) Lemp, Mrs. Eric (Melanie) Gavin, Adam Slough, Nicholas, Lucas and Travis Hughart; a sister, Mrs. Sonny (Judy) Long of Bryan; and a brother, Richard Kerr of Denver, Colo.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters. Visitation will be held Monday from 10-11 a.m. in the Lick Creek Church of the Brethren. Memorials services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor David L. Miller to officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hillside Country Living Flower Garden Project.
Krill Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Jenny P. Reliford
(1942 - 2004)
DEFIANCE - Jenny P. Reliford, 62, of Defiance, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at her residence.
Born March 16, 1942, at Tarpon, Va., to Verca (Newberry) and William J. Hill, she married Belmar Reliford on Feb. 20, 1960, and he survives.
Retired, she had been employed at Campbell Soup Company for 30 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Debra Grimes of Defiance and Mrs. Keith (Cindy) Kreischer of Montpelier; two sons, Rocky Reliford of Terre Haute, Ind. and John Reliford of Defiance; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Hill and Jesse Hill, both of Defiance; and two sisters, Jerelene Mullins of Grundy, Va. and Joye Gibson of Mansfield. Preceding her in death were her parents, a grandson, and a sister, Joyce Ann Hill.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in Defiance.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Herb Strickland and the Rev. Janet Strickland to officiate. Burial will be in Ayersville Cemetery, Defiance County.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, The Caring Way, of Defiance.
(1920 - 2004)
MONTPELIER - Violet Howe, 84, of Montpelier, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born June 11, 1920, in Fleming County, Kentucky, to Vivian (Markwell) and John William Jackson, she married Buford E. 'Boots' Howe and he preceded her in death in August 2000.
A resident of Williams County since 1963, she and her husband co-owned and operated Howe's Restaurant in Montpelier for 15 years before retiring in 1978. She had graduated from a Covington, Ky., high school and was a member of the Williams County Hospital Auxiliary and St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Montpelier.
Surviving are two sons, Gary (and wife, Jackie) Howe of Florida and Larry (Sue) Howe of West Unity; three grandchildren, Toby, Justin and Christine Howe, all of West Unity; two stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Nolan Jackson.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Linda S. Carter to officiate. Burial will be in Floral Hills, Covington, Ky.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
MONTPELIER - Brent Morgan, 16, of Montpelier, died late Sunday evening, June 20, 2004, at the Medical College Hospital, Toledo, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Montpelier on June 1.
Funeral service arrangements are pending at the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Marjorie F. Schad
(1920 - 2004)
Marjorie F. Schad, 83, of Bryan, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Park View Nursing Center, Edgerton.
Born July 23, 1920, at Melbourne, to Maude (Lemmons) and Fred Anthony, she married Volney Cleon Schad, on Nov. 10, 1936, at Auburn, Ind., and he survives at Park View Nursing Center. A homemaker, she was a member of the First Brethren Church in Bryan.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Barbara) Musser of Edgerton, Mrs. Jerome (Phyllis) McDaniel of Maumee, Mrs. Stewart (Sally) Rosendaul of Bryan and Mrs. Greg (Debra) Dalton of Bryan; a son, Ronald (and wife, Anna Louise) Schad of Bryan; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Chester (Gladys) Anthony of Bryan; and a sister, Ardith Brown of Irons, Mich.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Charles and Orville Anthony; and a granddaughter, Teresa Heller.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the Burr Funeral Home and Crematory, Bryan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Brandon to officiate. Burial will follow at Shiffler Cemetery, Pulaski.
Memorials may be made to the First Brethren Church.
Teresa L. Ziegler
(1915 - 2004)
DEFIANCE - Teresa L. Ziegler, 88, of Defiance, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the Defiance Regional Medical Center, Defiance.
Born July 27, 1915, at Defiance County, to Iva B. (Lourash) and Charles R. Smith, she married Leonard E. Ziegler on Aug. 19, 1939, and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1955.
Retired in 1979, she had been the secretary to the judge in the office of the Defiance County Court of Common Pleas for 21 years. She had also been a court bailiff and law librarian.
She was a Red Cross volunteer and a member of the Defiance Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the St. John Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.
Surviving are a son, Ronald Ziegler of Defiance, and a sister, Marjorie Seigneur of Stryker. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles Eugene Smith and Glen D. Smith.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service, 10-11 a.m., at the church on Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, with the Rev. Donald L. Luhring to officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance County. Memorials may be made to the donorŐs choice or to the church.