Walter "Ned" Stipe
(1926 - 2006)
WEST UNITY - Walter "Ned" Stipe, 79, of West Unity, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at the Medical College of Ohio-Toledo.
Born May 12, 1926, in rural West Unity to Ethel (Partee) and Francis Stipe, he married Mary A. Short on April 22, 1955, and she lives and resides in West Unity.
A 1944 graduate of West Unity High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Army Signal Corp in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He became a self-employed electrician and owner/operator of the Electric Service Shop in West Unity and from January of 1972 until his retirement in 1991, he was a rural route mail carrier for the West Unity Post Office.
Serving the community of West Unity for many years in various activities, he was awarded the "Citizen of the Year" in 1995. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post No. 669 of West Unity and was a member of the American Legion's 40 & 8 Club. He served on the Williams County Draft Board prior to the Vietnam War and was a 38 year member of the Brady Township VFD, serving as the chief for 17 years. He was a 50-year awarded member of the Superior Lodge No. 179 F&AM of West Unity and served as Master in 1955.
A West Unity town council member for many years, he was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Montpelier, a past member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary, a basketball referee with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, a past member of the International Association of Jim Beam Bottle and Specialties Clubs, the National Boxcar Association and he was a Protestant by faith. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Peter (and wife, Kathy) Stipe of West Unity; a daughter, Mrs. David (Sally) Akers of Toledo; two grandsons, Collin and Erik Stipe of West Unity; a brother, William "Ted" (Hulda) Stipe of West Unity; a sister, Mrs. Stanford "Stan" (Iris) Short of Bryan; a sister-in-law, Marian Stipe of Jackson, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Robert Stipe; and his infant son, Bradley N. Stipe. 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 funeral home with an hour of visitation prior to the services. The Rev. Ruth Ann Scoby is to officiate. Burial, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 669 of West Unity, will be in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity.
Memorials may be made to the Brady Township VFD or to the donor's choice.
(1954 - 2006)
MONTPELIER Ñ Diane Sisco, 52, of Montpelier and formerly of Pioneer, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at her residence.
Born Jan. 13, 1953, at Pittsburg, Pa., to Billie S. (White) and Donald J. Camella, she married Lewis C. Sisco on Oct. 6, 1978, at Bryan, and he survives.
She graduated from high school in Pittsburg, Pa.
A homemaker for most of her life, she had formerly worked at Robinair Manufacturing in Montpelier in the customer service department.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Dana) Hager of Montpelier; a son, Lonnie Sisco of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a granddaughter, Madaline Hager; a brother, Dino Camella of Plano, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Melvin (Donna) Crossan of Clovis, N.M., and Debbie A. Robinson of Lincoln, Calif.
Services will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the House of Prayer with Pastor Don Harris to officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the House of Prayer. Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen R. Bentzel
Helen R. Bentzel, 89, of rural Bryan and a longtime York, Pa., resident died Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2006, at Park View Nursing Home, Edgerton, following a lingering illness.
Born June 1, 1917, at York, Pa., she was the daughter of Mary Alice (Horn) and Daniel L. Bentzel. A Bryan area resident since 1965, she had retired from the production department of Allied Moulded Products, Inc. of Bryan, where she had been employed for several years.
She was a member of Central United Brethren Church, Montpelier.
Surviving are two sisters, Louise Freeman of Bryan and Grace De Hoff of York; two nieces, Mrs. Chris (Cindy) Kelley of Huntington, Ind. and Mrs. Tim (Connie) Borem of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a nephew, Ron (and wife, Lonnie) Freeman of Portland, Ind.
Preceding her in death were five brothers and five sisters.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1-2 p.m. in the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Martinelli to officiate. Burial will be in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to Central United Brethren Church, Montpelier.
Kenneth Jon Patten
HARLINGEN, Texas- Kenneth Jon Patten of Harlingen, Texas closed his beautiful blue eyes and went home with the angels suddenly on May 14 at the young age of 58. He was born in Bryan, Ohio, the youngest of five children born to Kenneth Nelson and Myrl Marcella Patten.
Jon will be missed so very much by those who loved and knew him as a compassionate and loving father, brother and son. Jon was a gifted carpenter for over 30 years but, due to health problems, he recently retired to care for his father who survives and do some fishing with his young son "little Jon."
He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrl Patten.
Jon is survived by two sons, Jon Kenneth Patten of Weslaco, Texas, and Tobias Bernal of Dallas, Texas.
He is also survived by three lovely daughters, Jennifer (Chris) King of Davis, Calif., Kelly (George K. VI) Burch of Woodbine, Ga. and Teresa Caballero Patten of Weslaco. He is "grandpa" to six grandchildren, Sarah King Dehoyos, Mary and William King, George K. VII and Johanna Burch and Tobias Bernal.
Jon is also survived by two brothers, Ronie (Jeanne) Patten of Bryan, Ohio and Robert (Marge) Patten of Lockport, Illinois, two sisters, Joyce (Marlin) Hutchison of Morenci, Michigan and Carolyn Walley of Corpus Christi, Texas. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews and many caring friends.
Texas services for Jon were held Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Funeraria Dei Angel, Harlingen, Texas. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home-Bryan with the Rev. Mike Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Shiffler Cemetery, Pulaski, Ohio.
Visitation will be on Sunday, May 21, 2006 from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Gifts in loving memory of Kenneth Jon Patten may be made to the Jon Kenneth Patten College Fund, % Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, OH 43506.
Obituary paid for by family.
Catherine H. (Koenig) Everitt
Catherine H. (Koenig) Everitt WESTERVILLE - Catherine H. (Koenig) Everitt, 83, of Westerville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2006.
Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Sievers. Survived by children, Howard (Marie Doneff) Everitt and Pam (Grizz Adams) Lathey; grandchildren, Christopher (Kim) Everitt, Jennifer (Allen) Hansen, Alisa (Tom) Cahill and Erin Everitt; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Joshua, Taylor, Kayleigh and Kristen; sisters, Mary Drumheller and Dorothy (Bill) Moore; nieces; nephews; cousins; grandpets, Dottie Sue and Joe-Joe; and an extended family of loved ones.
Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2006 at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, where family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time. Rev. Lynette Decker officiating. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Cemetery, Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.
Obituary paid for by family.
Lois Eileen Schumm
(1922 Ñ 2006)
EDGERTON- Lois Eileen Schumm, 83, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Park View Nursing Center where she had been a resident the past six months.
Born July 8, 1922, at Rockford, to Fairy (Rutledge) and Roy Anselman, she married J. Fred Schumm on Jan. 11, 1939, in Rockford, and he preceded her in death in November 1996.
A homemaker, she formerly resided in Van Wert and was a 33-year resident of Tucson, Ariz. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Don (Sandra) Hey of Bryan; a son, James (and wife, Phyllis) Schumm of Green Valley, Ariz.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gene and William Anselman.
There will be no visitation and private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Krill Funeral Service, Edgerton.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Virginia M. Bible
(1926 - 2006)
PIONEER - Virginia M. Bible, 79, of Pioneer, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Dilworth Center at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Montpelier.
Born July 31, 1926, in Williams County, to Abbie L. (Stantz) and Ora J. Koch, she married Leo D. Bible and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1985.
A lifelong resident of Williams County, she was a 1944 graduate of Edon High School. A member of Amboy Baptist Church of rural Camden, Mich., she had retired in 1992, after approximately 25 years, from Mohawk Tool where she had worked in the shipping department. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Deborah) Hopkins of Butler, Ky.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a daughter, Kathy Jo Swofford in 1984; a sister, Evelyn McMillen in 2000; an infant brother; and a great-grandson, Cody David Wines.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Amboy Baptist Church with Pastor Dean Spaulding to officiate. Interment will be in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to the church.