(1909 - 2005)
ANGOLA, Ind. - Claude Husted, 96, of Angola, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola.
Born Jan. 29, 1909, at Terre Haute, Ind., to Bettie (Hendrickson) and John Husted, he married Florence Renner on Sept. 5, 1933, and she survives.
A high school math teacher for Bryan City Schools for 43 years, he was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the Hamilton Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and Odd Fellows Lodge. He coached basketball for one year and served in the Peace Corp in Samoa from 1976-1977.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Walter Wesley (and wife, Jo Ann) Husted of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Claudette) Herbert of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Vincent, Robert and John; three stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Selwyn and John Husted; and two sisters, Jane Turner and Rachel Bennet.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Cameron Woods, Angola, Ind. with a luncheon for family and friends to follow. A graveside service will be held following the luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Lions Club.
Arrangements are by the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola.
Mildred R. Andrews
(1920 - 2005)
MONTPELIER - Mildred R. Andrews, 85, of Montpelier, died late Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare of Northwestern Ohio, Bryan, following a lengthy illness. Born April 14, 1920, at Indianapolis, Ind., to Iva Virginia (Temple) and Edward Perry Gibbs, she married Cleo Andrews and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1967.
An area resident for most of her life, she was a graduate of Bryan High School. She had retired in 1970 after several years as a culinary cook with Indiana Meadows Plaza of the Ohio Turnpike. An active member of the Williams County Senior Center in Montpelier, she had been an exhibitor of antiques, horticulture and baked goods at the Williams County Fair, as well as fairs of surrounding counties, for 47 years.
Surviving are four sons, Richard (and wife, Joyce) Gambler of Mandota, Ill., Robert (Rae) Gambler of Bryan, Ronnie Andrews and Steven Andrews, both of Montpelier; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Bertha) Thompson of Pioneer and Bonnie Masters of Edon; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Andrews on Sept. 29, 2003; a son, John Gambler on Feb. 3, 1993; a son-in-law, Michael Masters on Dec. 19, 2003; three sisters, Hazel Gambler, Gladys Andrews and Irene Entriken; and a brother, Elmer Gibbs. Visitation will be held Monday from 5-8 p.m. in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery with Pastor Don Harris to officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Williams County Senior Center, Montpelier.
Glida G. Jackson
HAMILTON, Ind. - Glida G. Jackson, 89, of Hamilton, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at her home.
Born July 15, 1915, at Otsego Township, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Mary B. (Hurraw) and Howard A. Jackson.
Employed at Star Bank (formerly known as Hamilton Bank) for 38 years, she also attended Hamilton United Methodist Church. She was a member of Pythian Sisters, Rebekahs, Gamma Kappa Phi and Neighborhood Club.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Wilford "Spiv" (Kathaleen) Jennings of Hamilton, and two brothers, Marvin (and wife, Lela) Jackson and Robert (Anna) Jackson, both of Pleasant Lake.
Visitation will be held Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home and Crematory, Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. Eric Stoops to officiate. Burial will follow at Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton.
Memorials may be made to Hamilton UMC or the donor's choice.
Larry D. Petrovish
Larry D. Petrovish, 58, of Bryan, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., where he was taken following an auto-tractor trailer accident on U.S. 24 in Defiance County.
Born May 17, 1947, he was the son of Helen (Reeves) and William Petrovish.
Employed as an escort transportation driver, he was a member of the Amvets in Ohio and had served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, William and Mary Petrovish of Monroe, Mich.; his mother, Helen Cheever of Anderson, S.C.; a brother, Robert of Monroe, Mich.; and a sister, Sandy of Tecumseh, Mich.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Cover Funeral Home in Dundee, Mich. Cremation has taken place.
No memorials are specified at this time.
Sister Mary Cleopha Etoll, OSU
TOLEDO - Sister Mary Cleopha Etoll, 90, of Toledo and formerly of Bryan, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Ursuline Center, Toledo.
Born Alice May Etoll, May 22, 1914, at Bryan, she was the daughter of Ymne and Nemer Etoll. She entered the Ursuline Convent on Sept. 7, 1930 and professed her vows April 18, 1933. She had attended Bryan public schools and after entering the convent she received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the former DeSales College. She also attended St. Albertus School of Music in Racine, Wisc. and the Gregorian Institute at St. John's College, Minn.
Her teaching career spanned more than 40 years. She taught the primary and elementary grades at St. Agnes, St. Teresa, St. Charles, Rosary Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas, Good Shepherd, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns and St. Angela Hall in Toledo and at St. Mary's Tiffin and St. Gerard, Lima.
After her retirement in 1981, she helped in the Congregational Business Office and other assigned duties. Her most recent assignment was to pray for peace in the Middle East.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews and her Sisters in the Ursuline Convent, Toledo. Preceding her in death were her parents, six brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be held Sunday after 3 p.m. in the Ursuline Center with a Vigil Service to be held at 7 p.m.
The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Ursuline Center with burial at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund.
Arrangements are by Coyle Funeral Home.
Richard L. Kuhn
CONTINENTAL - Richard L. Kuhn, 45, of Continental, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Born Jan. 4, 1960, at Defiance, to Virgian and Theodore Kuhn, he married Cheryl Whited on Feb. 14, 1992, and she survives.
A decorated Gulf War veteran, he was retired from the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the VFW in New Bavaria and the Continental American Legion Post No. 541. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Brent Kuhn of Napoleon, Christopher (and wife, Shelly) Kuhn of Landsdale, Pa. and Curtis Paul Kuhn SPC, Korea; two daughters, Cara Denise Kuhn of Richmond, Va. and Catrina Jo Kuhn of Duncansville, Pa.; a brother, William P. Kuhn of Columbia City, Ind.; a stepbrother, Mike Merz of Continental; and four sisters, Bee Paula Craig of Napoleon, Mrs. Ron (Annette Marie) Rohrs of Bryan, Dianna L. Brinkman of Continental and Mrs. Kenneth (Emma L.) Shaffer of Garrett, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Kuhn; his mother, Virgian Budd; his stepfather, Paul A. Budd; and a sister, Carol Sherry.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Porter to officiate. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Continental.
Memorials may be made to the family.