Edna B. Ebersole
(1910 - 2006)
DEFIANCE - Edna B. Ebersole, 95, of Defiance and formerly of Antwerp, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the Laurels of Defiance.
Born July 24, 1910, at Defiance, she was the daughter of Mary "Melissa" (Jolly) and Oliver T. Herman. In 1931 she married the Rev. Elbert M. Ebersole, and he preceded her in death in 1974. A teacher and reading specialist, she was a graduate of Defiance College and received her master's degree from St. Francis. She was employed by Antwerp Local and Central Local schools for 25 years, and was a member of the Defiance County Retired Teachers Association. She attended Cornerstone Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Elberta Hadley of Lakeland, Fla., and Evelyn Hathaway and Mrs. Terry (Betty) Penner, both of Defiance; a sister, Mrs. Willard (Rachel) Sanders of Berne, Ind.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a grandson; two sisters, Vera Latsch Erman and Edith Mason; a brother, Oliver H. Hanna; and a son in infancy.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m. at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in Defiance. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Penner to officiate. Interment will be in Evansport Cemetery in Defiance County.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Irvin F. Leppelmeier
(1928 - 2006)
Edgerton - Irvin F. Leppelmeier, 77, of Edgerton, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2006, in his home, after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 14, 1928, in Farmer Township of Defiance County, he was the son of Sadie M. (Baerlin) and Alvin Leppelmeier. He married Ellen M. Vargo on Sept. 16, 1968, at Zion Lutheran Church near Edgerton, and she survives.
A lifelong farmer, he was active in the Zion Lutheran Church near Edgerton, where he was a member. He was also formerly a member of the Williams County Farm Bureau.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Brian (Sara) Lindquist of Winona Lake, Ind.; a brother Lewis (and wife, Janice) Leppelmeier of Edgerton; a sister, Mrs. Don (Nancy) Hook of Butler, Ind.; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church near Edgerton, with Pastor Chris Sigmon to officiate. Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Zion Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
George A. Goller
(1950 - 2006)
George A. Goller, 55, of Bryan, died Monday evening, Feb. 13, 2006, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born April 24, 1950, in Bryan, he was the son of Lola L. (Calvin) and Dewey R. Goller. On Jan. 9, 1971, in Bryan, he married Kathy Brannan and she survives.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, he worked in the auto body repair trade for many years. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, George D. (and wife, Lisa) Goller of Bryan; and a brother, Allan (Sarah) Goller of Fair Oaks, Calif.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Bryan, with Rev. Richard Buchsteiner to officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Williams County Humane Society, c/o Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, 206 N. Lynn St., Bryan, OH 43506.
Arrangements are being handled by Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan.
Linsi Elizabeth Light
(1986 - 2006)
MONTPELIER - Linsi Elizabeth Light, 19, of Montpelier, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in Lima.
Born Aug. 3, 1986, in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Angela K. (Altaffer) and Kenneth R. Light. A 2005 graduate of Montpelier High School, she was a student at Ohio State University at the Lima campus.
While at Montpelier High School, she ran cross country and track, going to the cross country regionals her junior and senior years, and was also involved in the musicals and plays.
The 2005 Homecoming Queen, she was a member of S.A.D., past president of Student Council, and a two-year member of the National Honor Society.
Formerly employed at the Ramada Inn and C.K. Technologies in Montpelier and The Legends in Ottawa, she was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Montpelier and New Hope Community Church in Bryan.
Surviving are her father, Kenneth Light of Montpelier; her mother and stepfather, Angela and Lowell Eddie Miller of Pioneer; a brother, Kevin L. Light of Montpelier; a half brother, Nathan H. Dalton of Marion; paternal grandmother, Patsy Light of Montpelier; two aunts and one uncle.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Montpelier, with Pastor Todd A. Mills and Pastor George M. Kreger to officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to the Montpelier Athletic Boosters.
Marie A. Osborne
(1939 - 2006)
Marie A. Osborne, 66, of Bryan, died Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2006, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born May 16, 1939, in St. Mary's she was the daughter of Adelene (Anderson) and Charles D. Osborne.
An assembler at Strydel in Stryker before her retirement, she was also a member of the Bryan Eagles Auxiliary and the Bryan Moose Auxiliary.
Surviving are two brothers, Donald (and wife, Shirley) Osborne of Sidney and Jack (Lois) Osborne of Portland, Ind.; four sisters, Virginia Reddicliffe of Kingwood, Texas, Mrs. Kevin (Melva) Stisser of Anderson, Ind., Billie Lou Englehart of Bryan and Mrs. Charles (Juanita) Doseck of St. Mary's; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Osborne of Bryan; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Rose Lewis to officiate. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Mary's.
Memorials may be made to H.E.L.P. in Bryan.
Anthony W. Paxton
Anthony W. Paxton, 60, of Bryan, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Prescott, Ariz., where he was a patient.
Service arrangements are with Krill Funeral Service.
(1925 - 2006)
PIONEER - Dorothy Lennox, 80, of Pioneer, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center-Bryan.
Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Richmond, Mich., to Mary Piatrakowski and Alex Frankow, she married Albert Lennox Sr. on Nov. 16, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2004. A homemaker, she had worked as an elevator operator at the Fisher Building in Detroit, Mich., where she met her husband.
The winner of a spelling bee at her high school in Center Line, Mich., she volunteered at the USO during World War II. She also cleaned parachutes and worked for Packards building airplane engines during the war.
Surviving are a son, Albert M. (and wife, Rhonda) Lennox Jr. of Pioneer; a daughter, Mrs. Tim (Barbara) Tweedly of Vasaar, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florance Bandy.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. Services will be held at a later date at Roseland Park Cemetery in Royal Oak, Mich. Oberlin-Ford Funeral Homes-Bryan has been entrusted with the arrangements.