Robert C. Beck
Died: Saturday, October 25, 2003
PAULDING — Robert C. Beck, 83, died at 5:10 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at Paulding County Hospital where he had been a patient for one week.
He was born May 12, 1920, in Paulding, the son of the late Harry and Runetta (Gorman) Beck. On June 29, 1941, he married Ellen Smalley, who survives in Paulding.
Mr. Beck retired as head custodian in 1982 from the Paulding Exempted Village School system after 43 years of employment. He was owner/operator of the former Lee’s Cleaners of Paulding.
Other survivors include:
Daughter — Pan Beck of Paulding
Sons — Jerry Beck and Raymond (Judy) Beck, both of Paulding
Brother — Ned Beck of Hicksville
Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by three half brothers, Earl, Daryl and Virgil Beck, and two full brothers, Raymond and Kenneth Beck.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding, the Rev. Mary Beth Smith Webb officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Paulding.
Calling hours are 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and an hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Philip R. Brown
Died: Friday, October 24, 2003
Philip R. Brown, 60, of Van Wert died at 4:23 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home, Van Wert.
He was born July 15, 1943, in Dundalk, Md., the son of the late Nelle (Smith) Brown and Edward Brown, who survives in Maryland. On July 12, 1971, he married Darlene J. McCombs, who preceded him in death on March 5, 2002.
Mr. Brown retired from Kennedy Kit in Van Wert in 2002 after 28 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Pentecostal Way Church in Van Wert and enjoyed hunting and camping at Woodbridge Campground in Paulding.
Survivors include two children, Shawn Brown and Misty Shindeldecker, both of Van Wert; one brother, Gerald (Fran) Brown of Seville, Ohio; a sister, Linda (Roger) Simpson of Baltimore, Md.; a dear friend, Theresa Chivington of Van Wert, and a granddaughter, Marcy Saylor.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Bill Watson officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point, with military graveside rites conducted by the combined units of the Van Wert American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are Van Wert Manor or the family.
Edna Helen Manley
Died: Friday, October 24, 2003
BERNE, Ind. — Edna Helen Manley, 87, a lifelong resident of Adams County, Ind., died at 4 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Chalet Village Nursing Home, Berne, where she had been a resident since December 1994.
She was born July 15, 1916, in Kirkland Township, Adams County, the daughter of the late Chauncey Orville Manley and Mary Mae Julian.
Ms. Manley was a homemaker.
Sisters — Mildred Wolfe and Marcile (Leonard) King, both of Decatur, Ind., Velma (Jim) Penrod of Bluffton, Ind., and Lois Kaufman of Leipsic
Brothers — Glen Manley, Kenneth Manley and Lester Manley, all of Decatur
She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Manley, and four sisters, Violet Roe, Mable Miller, Esther Cook and Jean Cook.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Deloris Rayle officiating. Burial will be in Tricker Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-7 p.m. (Indiana time) today and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Thelma Jane Noonan
Died: Monday, November 24, 2003
DELPHOS — Thelma Jane Noonan, 79, of Delphos died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at Roselawn Manor in Spencerville.
She was born April 14, 1924, in Delphos, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Caroline (Stauterman) Trentman. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Eugene M. Noonan, who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1984.
Brother-in-law — V.J. Noonan
Sister-in-law — Mary Ann (Bob) Noonan
Several nieces and nephews, Mary (Ken) Wise, Frank (Sue) Noonan, Jane (Dave) Rutledge, Helen (Jim) Bauer, Alice Noonan, Carl Noonan and Phil (Cathy) Noonan, Joe Noonan and Patty Noonan, and four great nieces and two great nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law, Evelyn C. Noonan and Rita Noonan, and three brothers-in-law, Robert, Eugene and James Noonan.
Mrs. Noonan worked at Westinghouse for 30 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, the Rev. Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos, where a parish wake will be held at 8 p.m. today and a time of prayer service at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Died: Sunday, November 23, 2003
ROCKFORD — John Provci, 89, of Rockford, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford, where he had been a patient since Thursday.
He was born May 16, 1914, in Mercer, the son of the late Samuel and Helen (Sabados) Provci. On Jan. 20, 1940, he married Libby Havlicek, who preceded him in death on April 23, 2002.
Daughters — Carol E. (Stephen) Cico of Celina and Mary Anna (Ronald) Weitz of Albuquerque, N.M.
Son — Johnny J. Provci of Celina
Eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild also survive.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, four brothers, Mike, Jim, Nick and Joe Provci, and one sister, Mary Avery.
Mr. Provci retired from Lima Locomotive/Clark Equipment in 1976 after 34 years working as a welder. He was also a farmer and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Rockford, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.