Rosali P. Helm
Died: Sunday, May 25, 2003
DECATUR, Ind. - Rosali P. "Rosie" Helm, 83, a longtime resident of Decatur, died at 5:25 a.m. (Indiana time) Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Woodcrest where she had been residing since November 2002 following an extended illness.
She was born July 4, 1919, in Union Township, Adams County, the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Schnepp Miller. On Aug. 26, 1940, in Paulding, she married Robert T. Helm, who survives in Decatur.
Mrs. Helm was a clerk with Boston Store from 1937-51 and worked at Gerber's Super Market from 1958-2000.
Other survivors include:
Daughter - Cindi (Max) Royer of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sister - Ardella (Rex) Heare of Mount Dora, Fla.
One grandson, Adam Royer, survives in Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Shanon Royer, and two brothers, Orland and Harlo Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. (Indiana time) Thursday at Zion United Church of Christ, Decatur, the Rev. Randy Rossman officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. (Indiana time) Wednesday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and an hour prior to service time Thursday at the church.
F. Marie Edwards
Died: Sunday, May 25, 2003
F. Marie Edwards, 98, of Van Wert died at 7:16 p.m. EDT Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home, Van Wert.
She was born Aug. 30, 1904, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Clarence Eli and Bertha (Bice) Adams. On May 1, 1926, she married Lawrence Edwards, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1996.
Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker and formerly worked at the Van Wert Manufacturing Co. in Van Wert. She had formerly been a member of the Ohio City Church of God, Ohio City. She had been very active in her church.
Survivors include one daughter, Doris (Dean) Ley of Van Wert; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Edwards of Van Wert; one brother, Doyt Adams of Rockford; a sister, Thelma Proffit of Huntington, Ind.; three grandchildren, Devin (Mischele) Ley of Fort Wayne, Ind., Brent (Brenda) Edwards and Shawn (Jim) Germann, both of Van Wert, and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Jean Edwards, one son, Kenneth Edwards, and a brother, Marian Adams.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Convoy.
Calling hours are 3-6 p.m. Wednesday and an hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is American Heart Association.
Died: Saturday, May 24, 2003
PAYNE - Georgia Englehart, 79, died at 11:20 a.m. (EDT) Saturday, May 24, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born March 30, 1924, in Paulding, the daughter of the late George and Mabel (Parrish) Baughman. On June 30, 1941, she married Carl L. Englehart, who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1970.
Mrs. Englehart was formerly employed by the Bowser Corp. and Magnavox Corp., both in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Danna - Weatherhead Corp. of Antwerp. She retired in 1993 as a chiropractic assistant for Dr. David R. Hughes of Paulding.
Daughters - Dorothy (Paul) Treece of Hamilton, Ind., and Beverly (Norbert) Bacon of Port Charlotte, Fla.
Son - Carl "Duke" (Vicky) Englehart of Edgerton
Brother - Keith "Dewey" Baughman of Paulding
Eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Howell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, the Rev. James Langham officiating. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery, Payne.
Calling hours are 8 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Vera Viola Stewart
Died: Saturday, May 24, 2003
OHIO CITY -- Vera Viola Stewart, 89, formerly of rural Ohio City, went to be with her Lord at 1:13 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Convoy Care Center, Convoy.
She was born Nov. 10, 1913, in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Bice) Jewel. In 1938, she married Gerald D. Stewart, who preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1976.
Mrs. Stewart had worked at Morris 5 & 10 cent store in Van Wert and operated with her husband a farm and Stewart Trucking. She was active in the former Wood Chapel Church as treasurer, chorister and teacher. A graduate of Union High School, she was a member of Convoy United Brethren in Christ Church where she taught Sunday School and played the piano.
Survivors include a son, Leslie D. (Rita) Stewart of Springfield; one brother, Orville Jewel of Convoy; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Purman of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one grandson, David (Boni) Stewart of Lake Choctaw; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Gabrielle, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell, Ervin and Raymond Jewel, and four sisters, Goldie Pancake, Agnes Campbell, Laura Jewel and Lillian Jewel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Stainfield Memorial Home, Convoy, the Rev. Stewart L. Dennie of Convoy United Brethren in Christ Church officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Convoy.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Convoy.
Preferred memorial is Convoy United Brethren in Christ Church.
Dr. F Miles Flickinger
Died: Friday, May 23, 2003
LIMA - Dr. F. Miles Flickinger, 88, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at Lima Convalescent Home.
He was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Frederick C. and Laura Marie Richey Flickinger. On July 3, 1940, he married Jane Slusser, who preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1997.
Dr. Flickinger was a physician in private practice of general and thoracic surgery in Lima since 1946. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a former member of Shawnee Country Club, a member of BPOE 54, the Fifty-Year Club of American Medicine, a past trustee of the church and a member of Theta Kappa Psi medical fraternity and Ohio State University Century Club, Lima Campus.
Dr. Flickinger has been the recipient of degrees A.B., MSc. and M.D. from The Ohio State University. His internship was taken at the Lucas County Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. His surgical residency in general and thoracic surgery was taken at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He entered into the private practice of general and thoracic surgery in Lima in 1946.
His professional affiliations included: a fellow of The American College of Surgeons, former governor of The American College of Surgeons, member and past president of the Ohio Chapter of The American College of Surgeons, diplomat of American Board of Surgery, American Association of Chest Physicians, Lima and Allen County Academy of Medicine, The American Medical Association, The Ohio State Medical Association, Alumni Association of the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Mayo Alumni Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Central Surgical Society and Priestley Surgical Society, and former member of the active surgical staff of Lima Memorial Hospital and St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was formerly a member of the Executive Committee of the Lima Area Association of Commerce, board member and past president of Shawnee Council Boy Scouts (Silver Beaver Award), awarded honorary life membership in the United Fund of Greater Lima, member and past president of Lima Kiwanis Club, served as a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Advisory Board, member of the President's Club of The Ohio State University, received the Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio Chapter of The American College of Surgeons, member of the Allen County Chapter of The Ohio State University, charter member of the Lima Technical School Board of Trustees, life and board member of the American Red Cross and past president of the Lima Chapter of American Field Service.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima and formerly on the Board of Trustees, served many terms on the Board of Trustees of The Ohio Methodist Theological School of Delaware, Ohio, awarded honorary life membership of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Methodist Theological School.
He received the Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Award from OSU and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Fraternity Award from OSU. He was presented with the Distinguished Citizens Award by the Black Swamp Area Council of Boy Scouts and the Academy of Medicine of Lima and Allen County. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University and was named Kiwanian of the Year by the Lima Kiwanis Club. Dr. Flickinger has had several articles published in current medical journals.
Survivors include three sons, Lowell K. (Susan) Flickinger of Prince George, Va., Edward G. (Karen) Flickinger of Intervale, N.H., and Donald I. (Jennifer Silveira) Flickinger of Yreka, Calif.; a daughter, Mila F. Pierce of Granger, Ind.; one brother, Marhl P. (Ruth) Flickinger of Van Wert; three sisters, Irma Flickinger and Lois Flickinger, both of Van Wert, and Miriam Bandy of Lima; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a stepgrandson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima, the Revs. Jack Chalk and Jean Horn officiating. Burial will be in Truo Cemetery, Columbus Grove. A reception will follow the memorial service from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Shawnee Country Club.
Preferred memorials are Boy Scouts of America - Shawnee Council, Trinity United Methodist Church, James Rhodes Technical School of Lima/OSU, Lima Branch and Ohio Methodist Theological School of Delaware.
Chiles & Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ella Almeda Beckner
Died: Friday, May 23, 2003
DELPHOS - Ella Almeda Beckner, 83, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.
She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Scott, the daughter of the late Charles Elmer and Minnie May (Long) Cotterman. On Oct. 16, 1939, she married Harold Clayton Beckner, who preceded her in death on March 19, 1997.
Mrs. Beckner was a homemaker.
Sons - Harold Richard (Pam) Beckner and Charles William Beckner, both of Delphos
Daughters - Carla Jean (Fred) Goodwin, Jill Christina (Tom) Syphrit and Brenda JoAnn (Mike) Ricker, all of Delphos
Fifteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Eloise Wheeler, a sister, Nellie Viola McGue, and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Presbyterian Church, Delphos, the Rev. Harry Tolhorst officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Harter & Son Funeral Home, Delphos, and an hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.