Owen R. "Joe" Word
(1922 - 2005)
MONTPELIER - Owen R. "Joe" Word, 82, of rural Montpelier, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at his residence following a brief illness.
Born Sept. 20, 1922, at Angola, Ind., to Gladys Mae (Royer) and John Word, he married Ruby Jean Myers on Dec. 9, 1944, at West Unity, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2004.
He had operated Word Brothers Dinner Time Meats for 30 years and was a rural postal carrier in Camden, Mich. for 22 years. He was also a farmer and an area resident for the past 21 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ron (Sue) Gilbert of Edon, Mrs. James (Teri) Jarett of Auburn, Ind. and Mrs. Phil (Kelly) Vreeland of Montgomery, Mich.; a son, Dan (and wife, Diana) Word of Lake Butler, Fla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Carlton "Tubby" (Lila) Word of Angola, Ind.; and two sisters-in-law, Thelma Word of Camden, Mich. and Ruby Word of Angola, Ind.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, LeOtis, Kenneth and DeWayne Word.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Al Word to officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Marie B. Schott
(1909 - 2005)
DGERTON - Marie B. Schott, 95, of rural Edgerton, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she was a resident.
Born Dec. 11, 1909, at Milford Township near Edgerton, she was the daughter of Laura (McKee) and Edward Schott.
A 1927 graduate of Edgerton High School, she had attended International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind., for two years and graduated from Fairview Nursing School in Cleveland in 1948 as a registered nurse. She was employed by Hicksville Community Memorial Hospital and Wauseon Hospital and then by the Veteran Administration Hospital in Dayton from 1956-1981, until her retirement. She was a member of the Edgerton Emanuel Methodist Church.
Surviving are a nephew, Randall Schott of Toledo; two nieces, Norma Schott of Portland, Ore. and Mrs. Ron (Donna) Ehinger of Monroeville, Ind.; three great-nieces and one great-nephew.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel C. Schott, and a brother, Carmen L. Schott. Visitation will be held Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Maurice Bonecutter to officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Edgerton.
Memorials may be made to Emanuel United Methodist Church.
Stephen J. Simpson
(1941 - 2005)
Stephen J. Simpson, 63, of Bryan, died Friday morning, May 27, 2005, in Medical University of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, following a four-day serious illness.
Born Sept. 1, 1941, at Montpelier, to Irene Catherine (Schuck) and Charles Elbert Simpson, he was a lifelong area resident.
He was a longtime employee of the former Mohawk Tools Inc. in Montpelier, and for a number of years owned and operated the Lake Seneca Store. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Montpelier and the National Rifle Association.
Surviving are a son, John C. Simpson of Montpelier; three daughters, Rhonda Stewart of Bryan, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Penrod of Plymouth, Ind. and Lindsey Simpson of Montpelier; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Caroll Anderson of Pioneer.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
There will be no visitation and family services will be private.
Memorials may be made to the National Rifle Association or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are by Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Catherine A. (Dorshimer) Osborn
(1906 - 2005)
ARCHBOLD - Catherine A. (Dorshimer) Osborn, 98, of Archbold, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.
The daughter of Pearl (Ressler) and Daniel Dorshimer, she was born in Williams County on July 17, 1906. On Jan. 20, 1930, she married F. Lyle Osborn, and he preceded her in death in 1995. She was a member of the Archbold United Methodist Church.
Surviving is a daughter, Ruth Priest of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; two daughters, Margie Lou and Jean Pearl Osborn; and a sister, Grace Ulrich.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Archbold United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ken Bedell officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to the Archbold United Methodist Church or to Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home.
Jimmie C. Richard
(1932 - 2005)
Jimmie C. Richard, 72, of Bryan, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born Nov. 13, 1932, to Pauline (Borders) and Everitt E. Richard, he married Mary Lou Cappelle on July 16, 1955, and she survives.
A U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War, he had graduated from Bowling Green High School and Bowling Green State University with a degree in business administration.
He had worked as a supervisor for Spangler Candy Company and later Bryan Custom Plastics, from which he retired. He was a member of the YMCA and Riverside Golf Club in Stryker.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, David of Perrysburg; a daughter, Barbara Ford of Bowling Green; a brother, Donn of Fargo, N.D.; a sister, Jane Gerkens of Bowling Green; and five grandchildren, Andrea and Ashley Ford, Alexander, Jessica and Kaitlen Richard.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Dunn Funeral Home, 408 W. Wooster St., in Bowling Green.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. James Dykhuis to officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Cancer Society.
Pauline Helen Seeley
(1923 - 2005)
FAYETTE - Pauline H. Seeley, 81, of Fayette, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home.
She was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Whitehouse to Helen (Lambert) and Jerimiah Storrs. She married Frederick Kohli, and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1950. She then married Leo G. Seeley on March 27, 1953, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1992.
Pauline retired from Morenci Rubber in 1986 after 36 years of service and had graduated from Fayette High School Class of 1941. She was past president of Fayette Senior Citizens.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Linda) Risner of Bryan and Mrs. William (Carol) Knepper of Camden, Mich.; one son, Gary (and wife, Gail) Seeley of Fayette; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husbands, were her parents, two sisters, two brothers and one granddaughter, Teresa Cook.
Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.
Funeral services for Pauline Seeley will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Munk officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gorham Fayette Fire and Rescue.