FAYETTE - Emma Neill, 92, formerly of Fayette, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.
Born Oct. 2, 1912, at Detroit, Mich., to Valerie (DeBacher) and Adiel DeWulf, she married Alvin Neill on May 24, 1937, at Wauseon, and he preceded her in death on March 31, 1986. Retired from Fayette Tubular in 1980 with over 20 years of service, she was involved with the Fayette Senior Citizens.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Samlow and Darrel Green; a son, Richard (and wife, Nan) Neill, all of West Unity; a brother, Cyril DeWulf of Fayette; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary DeWulf; and a brother, Leo DeWulf.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Eagle Funeral Home, Fayette. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Eagle Funeral Home, Fayette, with the Rev. James Hopkins to officiate. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Memorial are to the charity of the donor's choice.
Lida Marie Hill
Lida Marie Hill, 64, of Bryan, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at her residence. Born July 3, 1940, at Bryan, she was the daughter of Bernice (Bryan) and William Shaffer.
Surviving are a son, Richard W. (and wife, Rebecca) Hill of Montpelier; three daughters, Sarah J. Hill and Teresa J. Hill, both of Bryan, and Mrs. Stanley (Sonya B.) Randol of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two brothers, Bill (Dolly) Shaffer of Williams Center and Arthur (Cora) Shaffer of Delta; four sisters, Mrs. Ray (Delores "Dolly") Tidd of Dayton, Mrs. Orval (Virginia) Rockey of Edon, Marylin Munday of Bryan and Mrs. Bill (Pat) Friend of Ney; and four grandchildren, Aaron, Seth, Noah and Abby Hill. Preceding him in death were her parents; her husband, Richard Boyd Hill; and two sons, Rodney T. and Damien B. Hill.
There will be no services.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, The Caring Way, of Williams and Fulton Counties.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burr Funeral Home and Crematory, Bryan.
Leroy J. Rupp
WAUSEON - Leroy J. Rupp, 73, of Wauseon, died Wednesday afternoon, June 8, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Toledo, where he had been a patient since Friday. Born July 27, 1931, near Archbold, to Lydia (Stuckey) and Eldon Rupp, he married Annabelle Schrock on Oct. 14, 1951, and she survives.
A resident of the Wauseon area for over 50 years, he was a carpenter and, since retirement, he was the custodian at Tedrow Mennonite Church for 10 years. He did volunteer work for Mennonite Disaster Service and was a member of the Tedrow Mennonite Church.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Wesley L. (and wife, Kathy) Rupp of Wauseon and Keith L. Rupp of Archbold; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Darlene) Rufenacht of Wauseon and Judy York of Lake Seneca; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald (Beth) Rupp and his twin Leon (Clara) Rupp, both of Wauseon; four sisters, Doris Rupp, Velma Horst, Mrs. Dale L. (Arlene) Short and Ruth Ann Rupp, all of Archbold.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be today from 2-9 p.m. in the Tedrow Mennonite Church.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Randy Nafziger to officiate. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the arrangements.
Lois I. Planson
(1930 - 2005)
STRYKER - Lois I. Planson, 74, of Stryker, died late Tuesday night, June 7, 2005, at The Toledo Hospital.
Born July 1, 1930, in Napoleon, to Helena (Whitney) and Burl Gunter, she married Charles A. 'Chuck' Planson on Feb. 6, 1955, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1991.
A graduate of McClure High School, she was involved in the family farming business with her husband from 1955 until 1990. She was also formerly employed as a nurses aide in private duty and was a waitress prior to her marriage.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Stryker, the church altar guild, the Williams County Election Board, the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 1064 and was a 4-H advisor with the Daisy Maydens club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Connie) Steck of Toledo and Jane Planson of Stryker; three grandchildren, Derek, Morgan and Molly Steck, all of Toledo; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Oberlin of Stryker; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Ellen (Planson) Powell of Cuyahoga Falls and Mrs. Darlene (Planson) Bayless of Huber Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Larry Gunter; and a sister-in-law, Jeannie Oberlin.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, Stryker, with the Rev. Dane Meuschke to officiate. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Stryker.
Memorials may be made to the church, Stryker Athletic Association, Stryker Library or the American Heart Association.
Janice Dorothy Bortz
(1939 - 2005)
PERRYSBURG - Janice Dorothy Bortz, 93, of Perrysburg and formerly of Holgate, died Wednesday morning, June 8, 2005, at her Perrysburg residence.
Born Nov. 9, 1911, at Holgate, to Winnie (Voight) and William Zachrich, she married Cassius Henry Bortz on May 29, 1939, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1990.
A homemaker, she was formerly employed at the Charles Company of Holgate, the Edison Company of Holgate and Campbell's Soup of Napoleon. She was also an associate member of Zoar Lutheran Church of Perrysburg and one of the oldest members of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Holgate where she was a Sunday School teacher, in the quilting group, the Deborah Group and the Lutheran Church Women's Group.
Survivors include sons, William (and wife, Connie) Bortz and Douglas (Pamela) Bortz, both of Perrysburg; a daughter, Mrs. John (Winiferd) Russell of Choctaw, Okla.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Madeline Mollett of Montpelier and Dorothy Memmer of Napoleon. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-9 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home & Crematories of Holgate and one hour prior to services in the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holgate.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Joyce E. Shaw
(1928 - 2005)
HOWELL, Mich. - Joyce E. Shaw, 76, of Howell and formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at her residence.
Born Sept. 22, 1928, at Coldwater, Mich., to Dorothy (Lobdell) and Clarance Shafer, she married Clayton M. Shaw on Dec. 20, 1949, at Angola, Ind., and he survives.
Moving to Howell in 1969, she and her husband owned and operated Sutton's Hardware until 1987. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and also a former member of Presbyterian Womens' Association, Womens' Professional Business Association and the Eastern Star.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Mrs. Robert (Christine) Woodruff, Steven (and wife, Pam) Shaw and Douglas Shaw, all of Howell; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry (Dianna) Thornburn of Redmond, Wash.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Cory (Jennifer) Byfield; a great-grandson, Troy Byfield; four stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
Visitation will be held today from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the MacDonald's Funeral Home in Howell.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice or Alzheimer's Association.
Lola Nadene Schafer
(1933 - 2005)
Lola Nadene Schafer, 72, of Bryan, died Friday afternoon, June 3, 2005, in Harborside Healthcare Center of Northwest Ohio-Bryan, where she was a resident.
Born April 22, 1933, in Kansas City, Kan., she was the daughter of Leona Belle (Dobbs) and Harry Frederick Schafer.
Surviving are one brother, Robert (and wife, Kay) Schafer, of Bryan; three sisters, Patricia Pendley of Houston, Texas, Pearl Gibson of Harrisonville, Mo., and Joyce Branch, of Topeka, Kan. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
There will be no visitation or services.
Private interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Edgerton.
Krill Funeral Service in Bryan is in charge of arrangements.