Niagara M. Nofziger
(1911 - 2006)
ARCHBOLD - Niagara M. Nofziger, 94, of Archbold, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon.
Born June 23, 1911, in Archbold, to Mary (Smith) and Franklin Baer, she married Alfred "Fritz" Nofziger on May 28, 1938, and he preceded her in death in 2000.
She was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 3-6 p.m. in the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Matthew Boyers and Stuart Rex to officiate. Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery, near Archbold.
Memorials may be made to the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church, Miracle Camp, or the Archbold Fire Department.
Harriet E. Hartman
(1925 - 2006)
WEST UNITY -Harriet Elizabeth Hartman, 81, of West Unity, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier.
Born Feb. 12, 1925, in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Olive Mae (Moore) and Fisher Dewey Harlan.
A graduate of West Unity High School and Defiance College, she became a school teacher for 32 years, teaching in Jonesville, Mich., Fayette and the second grade in the Hilltop-Millcreek schools. She was a Protestant.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Roth of Orland, Ind., and two nephews, David (and wife, Audry) Roth of Orland and Brian (Sheryl) Roth of Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Fred Hartman and her son, John Hartman. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Ruth Ann Scoby to officiate. Burial will be in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Kyra Lynn Tripp
(1953 - 2006)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Kyra Lynn Trippe, 52, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Bryan.
Born July 31, 1953, in Bryan, to Rita J. (Lamont) and Kenneth R. Rollins, she married Lester R. Trippe on Dec. 14, 1988, at Angola, Ind., and he survives.
A graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, she was a licensed practical nurse. She had been employed at the Medical College of Ohio for seven years and then as an obstetrics nurse at Cameron Hospital in Angola for 10 years. Recently she was employed as a nurse with Hospice and Home Health Care in Fort Wayne.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Rita Rollins of Angola; two sons, Tyler R. Trippe of Lexington, Ky. and Jordan R. Trippe of Angola.; a brother, Brooks W. (and fiancee, Celeste Heidelburg) of Wauseon, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Russ (Brigelle) Strang of Angola; four nieces, Sydnee Strang and Brooke, Brittany and Bailey Rollins; and her beloved and dear friend, James Thiesing.
Services and interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Home Health Care and Hospice.
Marcella S. Smith
(1910 - 2006)
Marcella S. Smith, 95, of Bryan and formerly of West Unity, died Friday evening, Feb. 10, 2006, at her residence.
Born March 23, 1910, in rural West Unity, Williams County, to Emma (Spiess) and Charles U. Knapp, she married Clifford C. Smith on Jan. 15, 1930, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1999. A homemaker, she was the last remaining graduate of the West Unity High School class of 1927. She was a member of the West Unity First Presbyterian Church, the Carnation Literary Club of West Unity, past treasurer and member of the Historical Society of Williams County, the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier Auxiliary and was a volunteer for the Red Cross and at one time for the Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Karen) Maxson of Coldwater, Mich. and Mrs. Lee (Gloria) Crampton of Concord, Calif.; two grandsons, Daniel (and wife, Kellie) Whitmill of Ortonville, Mich. and David (Lin) Crampton of Rossmoor, Calif.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Sean (Kathleen) Tierney of Waterford, Mich. and Mrs. Tim (Deborah) Kopack of Templeton, Calif.; five grandsons, Patrick and Kyle Tierney of Waterford, Mich., Christopher and Evan Kopack of Templeton, Calif. and Charlie Crampton of Rossmoor, Calif.; a great-granddaughter, Alexandra Crampton of Rossmoor; and nine nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herbert and Denver Knapp; and three sisters, Luetta Voelker, Luella Oberlin and Blanche Knapp.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. in the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the West Unity First Presbyterian Church with an hour of calling prior to services. The Rev. Dorothy Ritchie-Moore is to officiate. Burial will be in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity.
Memorials may be made to the West Unity First Presbyterian Church or to the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Hospice.
Pauline D. Kennedy
(1936 - 2006)
MIDDLETOWN - Pauline D. Kennedy, 69, of Middletown, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at her son's residence in Lebanon.
Born Dec. 2, 1936 in Middletown to Catherine and Louis Paul West, she married Harold William Kennedy Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1994.
A school teacher for over 35 years, retiring in 2005, she was involved with many various teacher and school activities including Women Teachers Club from 1985-2006, holding at one time president, vice president and treasurer positions; The American Association of University Women from 1992-1994; the William Holmes McGuffey Council in 1995; the Ohio Council International Reading Assoc. in 1992; the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority from 1996-2006; and was in the Who's Who in American Teachers. She had a teachers bachelors and masters degrees and 30 years at Oneida and Amanda Schools, MTA-Nominations and was a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar in 1984. She was in charge of the MTA nominations and balloting from 1995-2005, a member of the Oneida PTO and she participated in the High Fever Follies for five years.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. John (Candy) Scribner of Bryan, Mrs. Danny (Sally) Bastin of Monroe, Harold (and wife, Diedri) Kennedy Jr. of Monroe, John (Sue) Kennedy of LeRoy, Ala., Jim (Diana) Kennedy of Lebanon, Mrs. Bob (Teri) Hawkins of Trenton; 12 grandchildren, Jack, Ashley and Tori Scribner, Jeffery Bruck, Rachel and Megan Kennedy, Brian and Catherine Kennedy, Allen and Nathan Kennedy and Todd and Kristin Hawkins; two great-grandchildren, Abbie and Braxton Kennedy; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Louise) Hamilton of Middletown, Mrs. Donald (Roberta) Kennedy of Trenton; three brothers, Richard West of California, Louis (Melody) West of Middletown and Robbie (Arnice) West of Seven-Mile; and lots of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Jane Cass and Rita Sorrell.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Baker-Stevens Funeral Home.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Kenneth Henderson to officiate. Interment will be in the Woodside Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Middletown at 2709 McGee Ave., Middletown, OH 45044 or the ALS Assoc. at 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.
Marcella Smith, 95, of Bryan, died Friday evening, Feb. 10, 2006, at her home.
Among her survivors are two daughters, Gloria Crampton and Karen Maxson.
Arrangements are pending at the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home in West Unity.
Elsie B. Schelling
(1913 - 2006)
Elsie B. Schelling, 92, of Bryan, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Shawnee Manor, Lima, where she had been a resident the past 15 days.
Born Aug. 28, 1913, in Delaware Township, Defiance County, to Ardilla (Bercaw) and Frank Bok, she married John P. Schelling on Nov. 5, 1933, at Bryan, and he survives.
A telephone operator, she had been employed by Ohio Bell and also ARO.
She was a member of First Brethren Church, Bryan.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Marlene A. Flora and her husband, Doug Kuhn of Belle Center; a grandson, David B. Flora of Greenfield, Ind.; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Walter, Glenn, Milo, Dale, Virgil, Millard and Ray Bok; and five sisters, Carrie Lang, Florence Lang, Hazel Fuller, Mae Gericke and Liva Balzer.
Visitation will be held Monday after 10 a.m. until the time of services in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Sam Shultz and Fred Brandon to officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood.
Memorials may be made to the First Brethren Church.