Died: Thursday, July 03, 2003
Luella "Ann" Pangle, 66, of Van Wert died at 11:01 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.
She was born March 23, 1937, in Ohio City, the daughter of the late Jesse Clark and Margaret Lucille (Hart) Mottinger.
Mrs. Pangle, a 1955 graduate of Van Wert High School, had worked at Kennedy Mfg. in Van Wert and retired from MacDonald Industries, Spencerville. She was a loving and devoted Mother and Grandmother.
Survivors include a son, Jason (Mandy) Pangle of Van Wert; three daughters, Fran Wood, Fauna (Harold) Callahan and Faith (Jimmy) Wallace, all of Van Wert; one brother, Richard C. (Betty) Mottinger of Ohio City; 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Lillian Mottinger, Betty Smith, Mary Stoll and Pauline Davidson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. David Ray of Jennings Road Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Mohr Cemetery, Hoaglin Township.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday and an hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is American Diabetes Association.
Peggy L. Jacobs
Died: Wednesday, July 02, 2003
BLUFFTON, Ind. Peggy L. Jacobs, 62, of Bluffton died at 3:25 a.m. (Indiana time) Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. She had been ill for the past two years.
She was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Convoy, the daughter of Bessie (Shaneyfelt) Jacobs, who survives in Decatur, Ind., and the late Franklin W. Jacobs.
Ms. Jacobs was a homemaker and a member of Eagles Auxiliary 2653 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, both in Decatur.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mona Gaskill of Decatur; three sisters, Thelma Wuertz of Tampa, Fla., Linda Morris of Van Wert and Shirley Jones of Decatur; two brothers, Jesse Jacobs of Tampa and Richard Jacobs of Van Wert; her longtime companion, Dwight "Junny" Dye of Bluffton, and two grandsons, Malcolm Gaskill and Daniel Gaskill, both of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and John Jacobs.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. (Indiana time) Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, the Rev. Mo Hodge officiating. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton.
Calling hours are 1-4 p.m. (Indiana time) Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana or donors choice.
Homer E. Maxson
Died: Monday, June 30, 2003
ST. MARYS Homer E. Maxson, 79, of St. Marys died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2003, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born April 26, 1924, in Van Wert, the son of the late Durbin and Arlene (Roller) Maxson. He first married Pearl Lamb. On Dec. 4, 1982, he married Norma Clouner, who survives at the residence.
Mr. Maxson retired from the Minster Machine Co. where he had been an electrician. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, serving in Europe during World War II.
Children Carol McDowell of Newport News, Va., Nancy Greiwe of Waynesfield; Catherine (Art) Stimmel of Elida, Barbara (John) Gieder of Pittsburgh, Pa., Terry (Rodney) Doyle of Martinsville, Ind., Virgil Maxson of Lima, Dennis (Kathy) Maxson of Wapakoneta
Stepdaughters Debra Brewer of St. Marys, Retha Best of Winnfield, La.
Stepson Carey Clouner of St. Marys
Brother Edward Maxson of Saginaw, Mich.
Thirty-two grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by a son, Durbin Maxson, and two brothers, Carl and Virgil Maxson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Michael Nicols officiating. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Judy Kay Plotts
Died: Sunday, June 29, 2003
PAULDING Judy Kay Plotts, 62, died at 8:14 a.m. (EDT) Sunday, June 29, 2003, at her residence.
She was born June 4, 1941, in Melrose, the daughter of the late William J. and Beatrice (Stahl) Mason. On April 5, 1958, she married Glen L. Plotts, who survives.
Mrs. Plotts was a floral designer for Kirchers Flowers, Paulding, and formerly employed by Grizzly in Paulding.
Other survivors include:
Sons Robert Laffin of Peru, Ind., and William (Donna) Plotts of Cecil
Daughter Brenda (Dan) LaFountain of Paulding
Brother Gary Mason of Oakwood
Sisters Mary (Albert) Monroe of Paulding and Carol (Richard) Martin of Camden, Mich.
Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Plotts, a brother, Billy Mason, and a sister, Shirley Jean Mason.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. (EDT) Thursday at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, Paulding.
Calling hours are 2-9 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday and an hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Eugene T. Niblick
Died: Sunday, June 29, 2003
CELINA Eugene T. "Nib" Niblick, 78, of Celina died at 2:19 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.
He was born June 24, 1925, in Celina, the son of the late John and Anna (Lichtle) Niblick. On April 19, 1947, he married Leona A. Axe, who preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1995.
Mr. Niblick retired in 1987 from AVCO New Idea in Coldwater. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who served in the Pacific Theater, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and American Legion Post 210, all in Celina.
Survivors include two sons, Rick L. (Melody) Niblick of Boliver and Randy G. (Carla) Niblick of Celina; a brother, Clarence (Gerna Dean) Niblick of Winter Haven, Fla.; one sister, Jeanette Beams of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Abels and Frances "Lucille" Smith, and a brother, John Niblick Jr.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina, with military graveside services conducted by the combined post of American Legion and VFW.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Preferred memorials are Mercer County Visiting Nurses and American Lung Association.
Raymond E. Williams
Died: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
BRADENTON, Fla. A memorial service was recently held for Raymond E. Williams, 78, a former resident of Van Wert.
Mr. Williams died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, in Kindred Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was born Aug. 10, 1924, in New Haven, Ind., the son of the late Ira Ray and Zelma I. Williams.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he retired as a factory worker from Aeroquip in Van Wert.
He moved from Van Wert to Manatee County, Fla., in 1967.
He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Bradenton.
Survivors include his wife, the former Alma L. Stegaman; two daughters, Marge Wallick of Myakka City, Fla., and Kay Bailey of Palmetto, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Snyder of Clyde and Helen Ackerman of Spencerville; one brother, Charles of Celina; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Danny E. Williams who served in the U.S. Army in Korea, two brothers, Clarence and Paul, and a sister, Marjorie.
A memorial service was held June 30 at First Church of the Nazarene, Bradenton.
Burial was in Palmetto.
Preferred memorial is First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34209.