Marjorie L. Longsmith
DEFIANCE - Marjorie L. Longsmith, 79, of Defiance, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at The Toledo Hospital.
Born March 11, 1926, in Henry County to Effie (Kurtendall) and Carey Allgire, she married Sylvester Longsmith on April 14, 1951, and he survives.
A homemaker, she had worked at Figley Die and Stamping and at the Holiday Inn.
She was a lifetime member of the Defiance Eagles Auxiliary No. 372.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mary Lou) Missler of Bryan and Mrs. Bruce (Vickie) Stuckey of Florence, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Steve (Mildred) Michoff of Defiance; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Lee Longsmith; and four brothers, Cecil, Emerson, Clyde and Leroy Allgire.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, Defiance.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Christopher Hintz to officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance County.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or the American Cancer Society.
Elmer W. Frank
HICKSVILLE - Elmer W. Frank, 83, of rural Hicksville, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at Fountain Park Assisted Living in Bryan, where he was a resident.
Born July 24, 1922, in Highland Township, Defiance County, to Mary (Kustvan) and Joseph Frank, he married Irene Fuleki on Feb. 20, 1960, in Blakeslee, and she survives.
A lifelong farmer, he had been in failing health for about a year.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Asiatic Pacific 440th Construction Signal Battalion as a TEC and received several medals for his service.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hicksville and Veterans of Foreign Wars, John L. Fahy Post No. 5665 in Sherwood.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Benny and Stephen Frank.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Father Thomas Oedy to officiate.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Blakeslee, with graveside military rites to be conducted by VFW Post No. 5665 of Sherwood.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Wendell A. Cook
BURKE, Va. - Wendell A. Cook, 74, of Burke, Va. and formerly of West Unity, Ohio died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005.
Born Aug. 8, 1931 in West Unity to Audrey (Arnold) and Harland Cook, he married Myrtella Lehman on Nov. 19, 1961, in Berne, Ind., and she survives.
A graduate of West Unity High School and the Ohio State University, he served with the U.S. Army in Korea and was discharged in 1957.
He had a long career in Washington D.C., serving the government with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A member of the Burke United Methodist Church, he was instrumental in the building campaign, was a church trustee and a member of the church choir.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Lisa Cook Myers, Philip Cook and Daniel (and wife, Jodel) Cook; and grandchildren, Kaitlin and Kristin Myers and Isabell and Liam Cook.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity.
Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of the National Capital Area, 7913 Westpark Drive, Suite 101, McLean, VA 22102.
Dale F. Rupp
ARCHBOLD - Dale F. Rupp, 87, of Archbold, died Monday evening, Dec. 19, 2005, at Fulton Manor Nursing Home in Wauseon, where he had resided since Dec. 9.
Born April 2, 1918, near Stryker, to Esther (Rupp) and Noah Rupp, he married Veronica Rice on March 24, 1940, and she survives.
A lifelong resident of the Stryker/Archbold area, he and his wife spent the past 15 winters in Leesburg, Fla.
He was a farmer and general sales manager for the Derby Cone Company of Louisville, Ky. for 32 years before retiring in 2000.
A member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Archbold, he was an associate member of the Lakesquare Presbyterian Church in Leesburg, the Gideons International and a member and past president of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Larry (and wife, Linda) Rupp of Matthew, N.C. and Kenya, Africa, Ronald (Elaine) Rupp of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and Douglas (Nancy) Rupp of Stryker; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn Rupp of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a sister, Mrs. Leo (Coral) Kessmar of Northwood.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Lawrence Rupp and Arthur Rupp.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3-8 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home, Archbold.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the St. John's United Church of Christ with the Rev. Erich Christman to officiate. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or to Kajiado Children's Home in Kenya, Africa through St. John's United Church of Christ.
John R. Long
GARY, Ind. - John R. Long, 62, of Gary and formerly of West Unity, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005.
He was a retired self-employed electrician.
Surviving are three children, two brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be private. There will be no visitation.
Burns Funeral Home, Hobart, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy W. Coy
STRYKER - Dorothy W. Coy, 97, of Crystal River, Fla. and formerly of Stryker, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, Fla. Born July 29, 1908, in Defiance County, to Alma (Peterson) and Port Yarlot, she married Homer Coy on Oct. 11, 1928, and he preceded her in death.
She attended the United Brethren Church in Stryker.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ellen Bales of Cortez, Fla. and Alma Jean Gillin of Devils Lake, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Nick Woodall to officiate. Interment will follow in the Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Tecumseh, Mich.
Memorials may be made to the Stryker United Brethren Church or Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.