Katherine M. Short
ARCHBOLD - Katherine M. Short, 89, of Archbold, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2005, at the home of her daughter near Stryker.
She was the widow of Harold J. Short.
Arrangements are pending at Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Richard C. "Jake" Patterson
Richard C. "Jake" Patterson died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, in Florida. An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death.
He was the fifth son born to Clarence and Treva Patterson.
Surviving are two sons; a daughter; two brothers, Veldon "Pete" Patterson of Warren, Ohio, and Donald L. Patterson of Nokomis, Fla.; seven sisters, Mrs. Robert (Marcia) Brewster of Naples, Fla., Barbara Barber of Pioneer, Mrs. Jack (Doris) Ziessler of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Mrs. Merle (Beverly) Lorntz of Pleasant Lake, Ind., Mrs. Edwin (Linda) Hulbert of Bryan, Ohio, Patricia Smith of Edon, Ohio, Mrs. Greg (Deborah) Whitlock of Lehigh, Fla.; many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Clarence Jr., Leonard Carl and Sherrell "Butch" Patterson; and a sister-in-law, Irma Lee Patterson.
Funeral services are pending in Florida.
Clara Thelma Sheets
(1913 - 2005)
WEST UNITY - Clara Thelma Grine-Sheets, 99, of West Unity, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at Anna' House of the Hillside Country Living, where she had been a resident. Born in Defiance County on July 3, 1906, to Lettie (Mays) and John Limbaugh, she married Edward Grine, and he preceded her in death in 1952. Her second husband, Joseph Sheets, preceded her in death in 1978.
Employed both at Holabirds and at Bryan Manufacturing, as well as being a homemaker, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Montpelier.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Leona) Whitis of Pioneer; and two sons, Norman (and wife, Thelma) Grine and Donald (Pat) Grine, both of West Unity; one brother, Leo Limbaugh of Defiance; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husbands, were her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Roy Limbaugh; one sister, Mildred Hutchins; and a great-great-granddaughter, Erika Grine.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home and Crematory in Bryan, with a Rosary Service at 5 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Montpelier. Burial will follow in the Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Memorials may be given to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Anna's House of Hillside Country Living or CHWC Hospice.
Wynema Joyce Jump
GLASGOW, Ky. - Wynema Joyce Jump, 84, of Glasgow, Ky. and formerly of the Nobob community, died Wednesday at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital.
She was the daughter of Lecta (King) and Milton Claywell.
A retired restaurant owner, she was a member of the Union No. 2 Baptist Church.
Surviving are a husband, Edwin Jump; three daughters, Helen Forsyth of Glasgow, Wanda Mapes of Ohio and Mrs. Gary (Willa) Sweetin of Nobob; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Crystal Letham and Evie Berryman; four brothers, James, Dexter, Elijah and Audrey Claywell; and a grandson, Steven Licta.
Funeral services were to be held today at 1 p.m. in the McMurtrey Funeral Home, Summer Glade, Ky.
Dana E. Calvin
(1913 - 2005)
Dana E. Calvin, 92, of Bryan and formerly of West Unity, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born July 6, 1913, to Daisy (Hultz) and Dale Calvin, he married Bernice Rae Collamore on Nov. 21, 1936, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 12, 2001.
After attending Bryan High School, he became a self-employed painting contractor for 60 years. He had also refurnished and restored furniture.
He was a member of the New Hope Community Church in Bryan.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kent (Judy) Van Wagner and Mrs. Jim (Danice) McMullen, both of Bryan; a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles (Kelly) Fitch of Brooklyn, Mich.; three grandsons, Kevin (and wife, Stacy) Barber of Lake Seneca, Sean (Kathy) Wildrick of Lake Seneca and Christopher (Heather) Van Wagner of West Chicago, Ill.; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Norman (Louise) Hoag of Edon.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, were his parents and a sister, Wilda Snyder. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home, West Unity.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with an hour of visitation prior to the service, in the New Hope Community Church in Bryan. Pastor George Kreger is to officiate. Burial will be in the Shiffler Cemetery in Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio.
Marlin J. Beem
(1924 - 2005)
CAMDEN, Mich. - Marlin J. Beem, 80, of Camden, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at the Litchfield Nursing Center, Litchfield.
Born Dec. 11, 1924, to Fern Beem and Clarence Thurston, he married Mary Ellen Reynolds on March 16, 1951, at Angola, Ind. and she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1993.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a retired machine operator at Dana-Weatherhead in Angola. He had formerly worked at the Montgomery Egg Company and at the Shell Oil Gas Station on the Indiana Toll road.
Formerly a resident of Ray and Frontier, he was a member of the Montgomery American Legion Post No. 156 and he was also a licensed private pilot.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Marcia) Raymond of Las Vegas, Nev. and Cathy Null of Hillsdale; three sons, Jerry (and wife, Deborah) Beem of Pleasant Lake, Ind., David (Carol) Beem of Hillsdale and Jeff (Mary) Beem of Angola; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. Burial will be in Berg Cemetery, Montgomery, Mich.
Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 437 Fern Ave., Suite B, Jackson, MI 49202.
(1923 - 2005)
Raymond Wheeler, 82, of Bryan, died early Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born Sept. 7, 1923, at Bryan, to Lucile (White) and Ray Wheeler, he married Irene Rickard on March 1, 1947, in Toledo, and she preceded him in death on May 28, 1995.
The manager of the Indiana Employment Security Division Office in Auburn, Ind., he was previously with the U.S. Postal Service. He had served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II and was a member of the First Church of Christ in Bryan.
He was also a member of the Bryan VFW and helped found the Bryan Meals on Wheels, volunteering for over 20 years.
Surviving are brothers, Fredrick (and wife, Mary) Wheeler of Ney, Richard Wheeler of Stryker, James (Mary) Wheeler of Edgerton, Robert (Sharyn) Wheeler of Bryan, Paul (Kay) Wheeler of Volo, Ill. and Larry (Marcille) Wheeler of Bryan; and sisters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Blomeke of Fort Wayne, Ind., Betty Edwards of Bryan, Beverly Comden of Ney, Mrs. Gaylord (Pauline) Davis of Bryan and Shirley McCreery of Antwerp.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Anna Walker, Dorothy Jean Rath, Evelyn Tarr and Carolyn Wheeler.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Snavely to officiate. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery-Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ-Bryan or to the donor's choice.