Holly Ann Joyce
(1954 - 2004)
Holly Ann Joyce, 49, of Bryan, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1954, to Marilyn Jean (Moore) and Leslie Ray Buehler, she married John F. Joyce on Sept. 21, 1985, and he survives.
She was vice president of personal trusts for Reliance Financial Services and a member of the First Christian Church, Paulding.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her parents, of Paulding; a daughter, Kyra King of Colony, Texas; a son, Scott Joyce of Dallas, Texas; a grandson; a twin sister, Laurel Lyn (Doff) Procter of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and three nieces.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-9 p.m. in the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services in the First Christian Church, Paulding, on Monday.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Paul L. Biery to officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Paulding, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
(1918 - 2004)
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The Times has been informed that Max Christman, formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died March 4, 2004, at Mercer Island, Wash.
Born in Bryan, Ohio, in June 1918, his parents were Phil and Grace Christman who maintained the family home on West High Street.
A 1936 graduate of Bryan High School, he graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind. and later attended Ohio State University where he became interested in aviation. He flew as test pilot for Taylor Craft in Alliance, Ohio and spent his adult life flying for United Airlines and others on the west coast.
His father and uncle were active in the automobile and gasoline supply business on North Main Street. The former Christman Hotel bore the family name.
He is survived by his wife, Sally; and a brother, Bart.
He was preceded in death by a half brother, Charles.
Mabel C. Briskey
(1922 - 2004)
HICKSVILLE - Mabel C. Briskey, 82, of Hicksville, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born June 12, 1922, at Sunbury, Pa., to Isabelle (Haase) and Daniel H. Erdman, she married Daniel J. Briskey on Nov. 25, 1948, and he preceded her in death in 1992.
A trained nurse at the Preston Retreat in Philadelphia, she was a private nurse to wealthy families in Philadelphia. She was a member of West Milford Church of Christ in Hicksville and a CMH Auxiliary member. She was also a homemaker and a janitor at the church.
Surviving are a son, Daniel L. (and wife, Darlene) Briskey and a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Linda) West, both of Hicksville; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Mast of Bryan and Jane Ticknor of Cooperstown, Pa.; and two brothers, Richard Erdman of Lewisburg, Pa. and Walter Erdman of Shamokindam, Pa.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Erdman; a sister, Dorothy Inkrote; and an infant sister, Gladys Erdman.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, and Monday from 10-11 a.m. in the West Milford Church of Christ, Hicksville.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to West Milford Church of Christ.
William C. Gruver
(1947 - 2004)
William C. Gruver, 57, of Bryan, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, following an automobile accident at County Roads K and 13.
Born Feb. 2, 1947, at Lafayette, Ind., to Ruby B. (Obendorf) and Donald L. Gruver, he married Bonnie K. Dooley on May 8, 1982, at Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives.
A 1965 graduate of Edgerton High School, he formerly worked for Westborn International Fruit Market in Dearborn, Mich., as manager in the meat deli. More recently, he was the assistant manager at the Lassus Bros. BP station in Montpelier for the last seven years.
A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, having served during the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Montpelier Moose Lodge No. 312.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his parents, of Edgerton; four daughters, Mrs. John (Velvet) Henricks of Montpelier, Cassandra L. Gruver of Decatur, Ind., Nicole R. Gruver of Montpelier and Mrs. Steven (Natalie) Spangler of Montpelier; three sons, Jason (and wife, Alicia) Gruver of Edgerton, Kenneth (Mandy) Gruver of Pioneer and Nathan (Tracy) Gruver of Greensboro, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and a brother, Donald L. Gruver Jr. of Bryan.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Madoux, in 1973.
Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis L. Kutzner to officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Marlon L. Smith
COLUMBUS - Marlon L. Smith, 81, of Columbus and formerly of West Unity, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Riverside Hospital.
Born in Sharon, Pa., to Blanche (Bistline) and Frank M. Smith, he married Marjorie L. Hoover on June 9, 1944, and she survives.
A 1941 graduate of Hilltop High School, he served in the U.S. Army and received a Victory medal and Occupation medal, Japan. He attended Purdue University and earned a BS from Louisiana State. He earned an MS from Ohio State University and retired from OSU in 1984 after nearly 38 years in the College of Engineering, 26 years as Associate Dean.
He joined the teaching staff in the department of mechanical engineering at Ohio State in January 1947. For 12 years he taught courses, conducted research and wrote articles on internal combustion engines, gas turbines, thermodynamics and other thermal systems. He was the co-author of "Fuels and Combustion" and co-author of 22 technical articles and reports.
He was chosen as "Technical Person of the Year" by the Columbus Technical Council in 1977. He was in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering, First Edition," and "Who's Who in America, 54th Edition." He received numerous awards and recognitions, including: NCEE, Distinguished Service Certificate, 1984; Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Alumni Award, 1989; and The Ohio State University, Distinguished Service Award, 1987.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Max (Kristine) Fout, Pat (Scott Brooks) Smith and Mrs. Dan (Kathy) Donnell; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 East North Broadway, Columbus, OH 43214. The family will receive guests following the service.
Memorials may be made to North Broadway United Methodist Church or The Marion L. Smith Scholarship Fund, OSU Development Fund, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Please note Marion L. Smith Scholarship on check.
Arrangements are by the Weir-Arend Funeral Home, Columbus.
Ruth Ann McQuillen
(1939 - 2004)
ARCHBOLD - Ruth Ann McQuillin, 65, of Archbold, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2004, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.
Born May 24, 1939, at Henry County's Ridgeville Township, to Charity (Rufenacht) and John Crossgrove, she married Russell McQuillin on June 16, 1962, and he survives.
A 1957 graduate with honors of Ridgeville High School, she lived in the Wauseon area for 23 years before moving to the Archbold area in 1985.
She was a secretary at Archbold Elevator for 33 years and for Dr. Chris A. King in Archbold for the past 13 years. Also, she was a Mary Kay consultant for about two years. She was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Rod (and wife, Tammy) McQuillin and Rick (Beth) McQuillin, both of Archbold; a daughter, Rita McQuillin of Archbold; six grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald (Patricia) Crossgrove of Wauseon, Roger (Mabelann) Crossgrove of Archbold and Robert (Ruth) Crossgrove of Silver Springs, Md.; and a sister, Mrs. James A. (RoseMary) Rupp of Archbold. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Aaron McQuillin; and an infant sister, Rachel Crossgrove.
Visitation will be held today from 3-9 p.m. in the Zion Fellowship Hall.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Ron Guengerich and Anne Stuckey to officiate. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Zion Church Building Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice.