Sharon K. "Cookie" Fitzcharles
(1942 - 2006)
EDGERTON - Sharon K. "Cookie" Fitzcharles, 63, of Edgerton, died Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2006, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born April 5, 1942, at St. Joe, Ind., to Jessie (Roberts) and James Harris, she married Vaughn L. Fitzcharles on March 1, 1979, at Coburn Corners, Ind. and he survives.
A homemaker and an avid doll collector, she had been employed at Lectron in Hamilton, Ind.; the former Universal Tool in Butler, Ind.; Plastec in Edon; and had operated Doc's Place Pizza in Hamilton.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Mike (and wife, Chrissy) Gettys of Edgerton and Robert (Kimberly) Gettys of Spencerville, Ind.; two stepsons, Craig (Terry) Fitzcharles of Newville, Ind. and Mark (Pat) Fitzcharles of Butler, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mark (Tammy) Hohler of Edgerton; her mother, Jessie Haifley of Angola, Ind.; a sister, Anne Merritt of Waterloo, Ind.; and two brothers, Dan Haifley and Jerry Haifley, both of Angola, Ind.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Dean "Large" Gettys and Tom DeWayne Gettys; her father; and two brothers, James and Michael Harris.
Visitation will be held Friday from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton. Services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Wilma J. Marlow
(1914 - 2006)
EDGERTON - Wilma J. Marlow, 91, of Edgerton, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Park View Nursing Center, Edgerton, where she had resided since March.
Born April 8, 1914, at Warrensburg, Ill., to Faith (Taggart) and William K. Whitehurst, she married Thurman Marlow on Aug. 21, 1932, in Hicksville, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1983. A homemaker, she and her husband had owned and operated Allis Chalmers Implement in Edgerton until their retirement in 1978.
She was a member of Trinity Bible Church in Edgerton.
Surviving is a son, Robert (and wife, Susan) Marlow of Huntington, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carma) Polter of Mark Center; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Whitehurst of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two sisters, Virginia Gleason of Defiance and Betty Kennedy of Coldwater, Mich.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Jean; an infant granddaughter; and a brother, James Whitehurst.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastors James O. Wilson and Matt Brown to officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Bible Church, Park View Nursing Center Activity Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Frederick D. Merillat
(1944 - 2006)
NEY - Frederick D. Merillat, 62, of Ney, died early Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2006, at his residence.
Born Jan. 7, 1944, at Wichita Falls, Texas, he was the son of Barbara (Aldrich) and Daniel Merillat. Employed as a construction worker for Heer Excavating of Defiance, he was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country from 1966 to 1969.
He was a member of the Kendalville Eagles, Kendalville, Ind. and the Evansport Fox Club, Evansport.
Surviving are his parents in Kalida; four daughters, Janie Salinas of Bryan, Mrs. Don (Amy) Steffel of Continental, Mrs. Eugene (Kelley) Calvin of Bryan and Mrs. Rodney (Barb) Fuller of Alvordton; six grandchildren, Tabitha, Nathen, Keisha, Courtney, Frederick and Jaden; two brothers, Daniel of Houston, Texas and Michael of Cloverdale; and a sister, Linda Franks of Fayette.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory of Bryan.
Mark W. Shock
(1949 - 2006)
CAMDEN, Mich. - Mark W. Shock, 56, of Camden, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at his residence.
Born Oct. 2, 1949, in Hillsdale, Mich., he was the son of Ruth E. (Gilmore) and the Rev. Charles W. Shock.
A 1967 graduate of Camden-Frontier High School, he attended M.S.U. in Lansing, Mich. He was an Army veteran, having served in Viet Nam and retired as a welder at Dayton-Walther Corp., Fayette.
He attended Amboy Baptist Church, rural Camden.
Surviving are a son, Reginald "Reggie" Shock of Ridgewood, S.C.; a stepson, Marc (and wife, Shannon) Wilson of Toledo; two stepgrandchildren, Gabriel and Lily Wilson; two brothers, Norman (Barbara) Shock of Jackson, Miss. and Rich (Ilene) Shock of Carson City, Nev.; and a sister, Kaye Smallwood of Etowan, Tenn.
Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service in the Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dean K. Spaulding to officiate. Interment will be in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer, with graveside rites by the Pioneer veterans.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Donald James Fogle
(1948 - 2006)
HICKSVILLE - Donald James Fogle, 57, of Hicksville, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.
Born March 11, 1948, at Hicksville, to Naomi (Lochner) and Robert Fogle, he married Carol Yoh on June 4, 1967, and she survives.
A 1966 graduate of Hicksville High School, he was self-employed as a van driver for the Amish communities in Ohio and Indiana. He attended Bryan Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two children, Mrs. Mike (Sandy) Steele of Edgerton and Kenny Fogle of Hicksville; a grandson, Mike Steele Jr.; two brothers, David (and wife, Donna) of Hicksville and Daniel (Cathy) of Plymouth, Ind.; three sisters, Sue Morgan of Chandler, Ariz., Judy Keeran of Hicksville and Karen Cunningham of West Unity.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1-9 p.m. in the Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, and Wednesday one hour prior to services in the Bryan Church of the Nazarene.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Roger Blough to officiate. Burial will be at Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Dr. James A. Meffley
(1921 - 2006)
AVON PARK, Fla. - Dr. James A. Meffley, 84, of Avon Park and formerly of Defiance and Bryan, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Whispering Pines, Adrian, Mich. Born Sept. 11, 1921, in Lima, Ohio, to Alice I. (Long) and Edgar A. Meffley, he married Waneta Kohler in 1944 and she preceded him in death in 1999. He married Fran (Minielly) Levie-Meffley in 2000 and she survives.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was an optometrist in Defiance for 40 years and in Bryan for 10 years.
A graduate of Ohio State University, he was a member and elder of the Faith Lutheran Church in Sebring, Fla.
He was a member of the Ohio Optometric Assoc., the Toledo Area Optometric Society, a past president of the Defiance Lions Club and past president of the Kettering Country Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Mrs. John (Nancy) McCashen of Blissfield, Mich., Terry Meffley of Forest Park, Ill., Mrs. Tom (Julie) Campion of Lithia, Fla. and Mrs. Bruce (Lori) Beiswenger of Spring Hill, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Thom (Karen) Love of Corning, N.Y.; a stepson, Paul and Maggie Levie of Victor B.C., Canada; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and brothers, Richard and John Meffley of Lima.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Dale Meffley. Visitation will be held today from 3-9 p.m. in the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home-Defiance. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Herter to officiate. Interment will proceed the services in Riverview Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Graveside rites will be performed by V.F.W. No. 3360.
Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Sebring, Fla. or Hope Lutheran Church, Adrian, Mich.