Inez L. Baker
(1930 - 2006)
MONTPELIER - Inez L. Baker, 75, of Montpelier, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at her home, of apparent natural causes.
Born Aug. 17, 1930, at Montpelier, to Goldie Marie (Peck) and Albert J. Baker, she was a graduate of Montpelier High School.
Employed for many years at the former Kimmel's Drug Store, she was later employed at Beam-Stream, Inc. of Montpelier for several years until her retirement.
She was very active in bowling leagues for many years at NECO Lanes at Montpelier.
There are no surviving relatives.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Baker.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier, with Pastor John Rumple to officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice through Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Ruby M. Huenink
(1937 - 2006)
MONTPELIER - Ruby M. Huenink, 68, of Montpelier, died Thursday evening, April 13, 2006, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Montpelier, following a lengthy illness.
Born May 15, 1937, near Montpelier, to Edith (Hudkins) and Everet E. Price, she married Warren L. 'Bud' Huenink on Oct. 1, 1988, and he survives.
A lifelong Montpelier resident, she was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ and was a retired grill cook, having been employed at several area restaurants.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Milan (Connie) Towers of Edon; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Philip (Eia) Hallock of Pioneer; five stepgrandchildren, Mrs. Scott (Kimberley) Sentle of Montpelier, Krystal Hallock of West Unity, Alan (and wife, Ashley) Towers of Edon, Mrs. Jesse (Wendy) Hypes of Howe, Ind. and Brian Adkins Jr. of Pioneer; eight stepgreat-grandchildren, Corbynn and Candrah Hamrick, Jozee Sentle, Christopher and Landon Sturtevant, Dominique Towers and Cassidy and Calena Hallock; and two sisters, Joann Motter of Montpelier and Mrs. Harry (Ruth) VanWye of Montpelier.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Forest, Carl and the Rev. Alfred Price; two sisters, Geraldine Huston and Viola Tressler; and former husband, Russell L. Mullin in 2001.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wilson Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier.
Memorials may be made to Williams County Diabetic Club.
LaVerne H. Groll
(1924 - 2006)
LaVerne H. Groll, "Poverty Struck," 81, of Bryan, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan.
Born Aug. 15, 1924, at Defiance, to Eva (Browning) and Emil Groll, he married Helen 'Marie' Groll, and she survives.
Employed at Holabirds for over 35 years as a saw operator, he owned and operated a general store in Stryker known as Poverty Struck. He had also operated a produce stand off of U.S. 20 in Angola, Ind. selling produce to the Amish and others.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Mike (and wife, Susie) Groll of Fort Myers, Fla., Kenny Groll of Chicago, Ill. and Randy Groll of Montpelier; two daughters, Mrs. Jackie (Treasa) Beres of Pioneer and Lori Schlosser-McSurley of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepson, Charles F. (Pauline) Goliver of Defiance; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his first wife, Donnabelle Stahl of Lake Ocachobee, Fla.; a brother, Frank Groll of Evansport; and a sister, Katy Doty of Stryker. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, James and Donny Groll; and two infant brothers.
Visitation will be held Friday from noon until 4 p.m. in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan. Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dee Custar to officiate. Burial will take place at the Florida Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Assistance of Williams County or CHWC Hospice Program.
Boneta M. "Bobby" Dominique
(1929 - 2006)
ARCHBOLD - Boneta M. "Bobby" Dominique, 76, of Archbold, died Thursday morning, April 6, 2006, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.
Born Oct. 17, 1929, in Zone, Ohio, to Sarah (Frame) and Clarence Roth, she married Allen J. Dominique on Sept. 8, 1948, and he survives.
A resident of the Archbold area since 1948, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Archbold and the American Legion B. L. W. Post 311 Auxiliary.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, David (and wife, Sherrin) Dominique of Bryan, Steve (Barbara) Dominique of Archbold and Frederick (Karen) Dominique of Stryker; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marvin (Jane) Roth of Fayette.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robin; a great-grandson, Avery Thorp; a brother, Morris Roth; and three sisters, Wanda Leininger, Marjorie Garrow and Winona Graf. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Short Funeral Home, with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m.
Services were held Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary M. Ferguson and Deacon Tom Dominique officiating. Interment was in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Board of MRDD or to Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.
Bennie B. Baker
(1912 - 2006)
HICKSVILLE - Bennie B. Baker, 93, died at Hickory Creek of Hicksville on Wednesday, April 12, 2006.
Born Oct. 26, 1912, in Milford Township, he was the son of Marguerite (Crary) and William F. Baker.
He graduated from Hicksville High School in 1930 and International Business School, Fort Wayne, Ind.
A lifelong farmer and custom truck hauler, he was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hicksville, and lifetime member of Hicksville Eagles Aerie 2556.
He is survived by a sister, Emma Conley of Hicksville, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Roger and Lee J.
Visitation will be held Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2 p.m. in the Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. An Eagles service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Daniel Fugate to officiate. Burial will be at Lost Creek Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to Hickory Creek Activity Fund.
Cesta L. Colvin
(1919 - 2006)
Cesta L. Colvin, 87, of Bryan, died early Wednesday morning, April 12, 2006, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.
Born Feb. 22, 1919, at DeKalb County, Ind., to Crystal (Moore) and Gerald Thomas, she married Wendell Colvin and he preceded her in death.
A homemaker, she had been a member of the Bryan VFW Auxiliary.
Surviving are her son, Robert Colvin of Holland, Mich.; a daughter, Jerolyn Sheely of Howell, Mich.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Leo Thomas of Cygnet and Glen Thomas of Bryan; and sisters, Martha Reising of Oak Harbor and Wilma Ziegler of Archbold.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Tim Colvin and Debbie Lara; and four brothers, George, Wayne, Lester and Stanley Thomas.
Graveside services will be held at Shiffler Cemetery near Bryan at a later date.
Arrangements are by Burr Funeral Home & Crematory, Bryan.