Norman E. Brown
(1936 - 2006)
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. - Norman E. Brown, 69, of Columbia City, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born April 30, 1936, at Claypool, Kosciusko County, he was the son of Mary Ethel (Atchison) and Ralph E. Brown.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, he graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1956.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960 and he was a member of Pierceton American Legion Post No. 258. He worked as an automatic screw machine operator at Whitley Products and Essex.
Surviving are two brothers, James F. Brown of Fort Wayne and Roger L. Brown of Columbia City; three sisters, Mrs. Bert T. (Betty J.) Newell of Fort Wayne, Alice J. Hughes of Bryan, Ohio and Mrs. David (Helen I.) Grubb of Wolcottville; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Albert E., Richard R., Donald W. and Jerry L. Brown; and three sisters, Emma Jean Brown, Hazel M. Brown and Shirley A. Brudi.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. in the DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Barry Faucett of New Hope Wesleyan Church to officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw with graveside military rites.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or VA Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mabel Irene Mock
(1934 - 2005)
Mabel Irene Mock, 71, of Bryan, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.
Born June 28, 1934, at Williams Center, she was the daughter of Lottie M. (Billow) and Herbert J. Beattie.
Surviving are her husband, Lowell Mock of Williams Center; five sons, James Potter of Montpelier, Robert (and wife, June) Potter of Yorktown, Ind., Victor (Karen) Potter of Stryker, Jerry Mock of Florence, Ky. and Jeff (Deb) Mock of Bryan; four daughters, Clara Potter of Bryan, Mrs. Ray (Josey) Koch of Bryan, Jody Sanders of Bryan and Mrs. Ron (Shellee) Brown of Bryan; two brothers, Roger (Norma) Beattie of Angola, Ind. and Jerry (Dorothy) Wolff of Fort Wayne; five sisters, Maxine Underwood of Bryan, Florence Moore of Angola, Lois Stamm of Westerville, Lucille Trentham of Fort Wayne and Marjorie Magginnis of Fort Wayne; 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Gerald Wolff; a son, Kim Mock; a sister, Doris Henderson; and two brothers, Maurice Beattie and Earl Wolff.
Visitation will be held today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor James Reeb to officiate. Burial will follow at Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Joseph J. Krutch
(1916 - 2005)
AMHERST - Joseph J. Krutch, 89, of Amherst, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at EMH Regional Medical Center following a short illness.
Born March 29, 1916, at Amherst, he was a 1934 graduate of Amherst High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy/Seabees during World War II in New Guinea.
In 1978, he retired from Lorain Products where he had worked for 30 years in management.
For many years he attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets and the American Legion.
Surviving are three daughters, Janice Vick of Columbus, Kathy Myers of Vermilion and Joan Bommer of Bryan; a son, Richard of Lorain; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth J. (Waters) in 1975; and three brothers, Richard, Frank and Brother Anthony S.S.E.
A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 451 and American Legion Post 30, both of Lorain.
Margaret Elizabeth Rex
(1921 - 2006)
HICKSVILLE - Margaret Elizabeth Rex, 84, of Hicksville, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Mercy Hospital of Defiance.
Born Nov. 26, 1921, in Hicksville, to Ellene (Breidenbaugh) and George F. Stauffer, she married Virl Rex on Oct. 31, 1946, in Kentucky and he preceded her in death in 1981.
A 1939 graduate of Hicksville High School, she attended Case Western Reserve in Cleveland during World War II and took drafting courses. This led to her employment at Zellers-Defiance. She also worked at Armstrong Insurance Agency-Hicksville and was co-owner of the Western Auto Store in Hicksville for 16 years.
Instrumental in establishing the first municipal court system in Defiance County, she was employed as a clerk of the Municipal Court of Defiance County for 34 years. While employed as clerk she was president of the Ohio Municipal Court Association, was awarded the Outstanding Clerk Award in 1982 and later received the Liberty Bell Award from the Defiance County Bar Association. She also served as the clerk for the Hicksville Village Mayor's Court for eight years.
She was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church-Hicksville. She served as church treasurer, was a member of UMW and was on the Rotary Lunch committee. She was also a member of the Hicksville Kiwanis Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Jo Ellen) Houck of Defiance and Virlynn Rex of Hicksville; and three grandchildren, Angela Galuska of Columbus, Nicole Purtee of Defiance and John Houck of Bowling Green.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, three half brothers and a half sister.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. in the Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Grace United Methodist Church, Hicksville, with Pastor Jerry Lewis to officiate.
Burial will be at Six Corners Cemetery-Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
Cleoanna L. "Ann" Elliott
(1934 - 2005)
MONTPELIER - Cleoanna L. "Ann" Elliott, 71, of Montpelier, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born Dec. 27, 1934, at Hillsdale, Mich., to Dora L. (Strait) and Leslie C. Foulk, she married Nixon S. "Nick" Elliott and he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2002.
A homemaker, she had previously been employed at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home and at McDonalds, both of Montpelier.
Surviving are four daughters, Nicholee A. Elliott, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Hawkins and Mrs. Rick (Tammy) Hamilton, all of Montpelier, and Mrs. Steve (Kathy) Yontz of Hagerstown, Ind.; a son, Nixon (and wife, Marilyn) Elliott of Pioneer; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry (Margie) Murray of Montpelier; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Clarence (Claudine) Foulk of Grayling, Mich. and Patrick Foulk of Montpelier.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two stepsons, Robin and Thomas Elliott.
Visitation will be held after 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Don Harris to officiate. Interment will be in Moscow Plains.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Dillwyn M. "Corky" Jodry
(1913 - 2006)
WEST UNITY - Dillwyn M. "Corky" Jodry, 92, of West Unity, died Friday evening, Feb. 3, 2006, at Evergreen Manor of Montpelier.
Born Nov. 29, 1913, in Stryker, to Mabel (Bourquin) and Sylvan Jodry, he married Catherine "Kay" Hansen on May 5, 1946, and she preceded him in death in 2003.
An Army veteran of World War II, having served as a military police officer with the 817 M.P. Company in the European Theater, he was a member of the West Unity American Legion Post No. 669.
Prior to his retirement, he had worked for the Aro Corporation in Bryan for 27 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Marilyn) Royal of West Unity, Mrs. Jerry (Maureen) Horton of Alvordton and Mrs. Robert (Marlene) Moore of Fontana, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Sylvan Jodry of Lima; and two sisters, Emma Jones of New York and Margaret Maxwell of Florida.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford Jodry and Ronald Jodry; and a daughter, Caroline Jodry.
Visitation will be held today from 3-9 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the United Brethren Church in Stryker with Pastor David Jodry to officiate. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Stryker. Memorials may be made to the Williams County or Fulton County EMS.