Died: Thursday, January 2, 2003
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Rev. Henry William Snyder Jr., 85, of College Station died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003.
He was born June 1, 1917, in the parsonage of Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg, Pa., the son of the late Rev. Dr. Henry W. Snyder and Dorothea Heitmuller Snyder. On Sept. 19, 1942, he married Audrey Mercer of Frederick, Md., who survives in College Station.
Rev. Snyder, along with his family, moved to Johnstown, Pa., in 1918, then to Washington, D.C., in 1929. He graduated from Western High School in Washington, D.C., in June 1933. He graduated from Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., in 1940. He attended classes in special studies at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn., Union Theological Seminary, New York City and Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay. He was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree by Winebrenner Seminary in May 1978.
Rev. Snyder served as an assistant pastor at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Md., from 1940-42, was pastor at Advent Lutheran Church at 93rd and Broadway in New York City from 1942-47 and a counselor to Lutheran students at Columbia University from 1942-45.
He was pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Pa., from 1947-64 and broadcast a half-hour weekly religious news program over Bethlehem radio station from 1955-61. From 1964-81, he was the pastor at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Van Wert.
Other survivors include Grayson H. (Marcia Fogt) Snyder of Buffalo, N.Y., Karen Snyder (James R.) Brown of Greensboro, N.C., and Douglas K. (Linda Rinard) Snyder of College Station, and seven grandsons, Scott and Thomas Snyder, James and Mark Brown, Christopher, Eric and Jason Snyder.
He was preceded in death by his two older brothers, Luther H. Snyder, MD, and William U. Snyder.
A memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, College Station, Texas, with the Revs. Craig Borchardt and Debra Grant officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Memorial Funeral Chapel, College Station.
VENEDOCIA - Ruth E Evans
Died: Wednesday, January 1, 2003
VENEDOCIA - Ruth E. Evans, 77, of 15137 Main St., Venedocia, died at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Alma (Evans) Williams. On Jan. 2, 1949, in Venedocia, she married David Hugh Evans, who survives in Venedocia.
Mrs. Evans was a homemaker. A member of Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, she was also a member of the Alpha Kappa Sunday School class and the Women's Association of the church.
Other survivors include one son, Thomas W. (Bonnie) Evans of Venedocia; a daughter, Claudia LeValley of Van Wert; one sister, Dorothy (David) Allen of Melbourne, Fla.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jennie Evans, both of Venedocia, and Derek (Amy) LeValley of Killeen, Texas, and two great-grandchildren, Juniper and Corrigan LeValley of Killeen.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Venedocia Cemetery, Venedocia.
There will be no visitation.
Preferred memorial is Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia.
OHIO CITY - Mike R Fetters
Died: Wednesday, January 1, 2003
OHIO CITY - Mike R. Fetters, 60, of Ohio City died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, from cancer.
He was born April 4, 1942, in Mercer County, the son of Buck and Kathleen Ellis Fetters, who survive in Celina. On Feb. 14, 1990, he married Colleen Boyer, who survives in Ohio City.
Mr. Fetters retired from Goodyear, St. Marys. He was a member of Tri County Gas Engine Association and Buckeye Farmers Association.
Other survivors include two daughters, Cathy (Todd) Duff of Union and Karen (Butch) Adams of St. Marys; one son, George (Candes) Fetters of Celina; five stepchildren, Rob Zizelman, Marc (Joyce) Zizelman and Lisa Thompson, all of Celina, Jamie (John) Henne of Dayton and Staci (Chris) Norris of Sidney; two sisters, Bev Fetters and Deb Fetters, both of Celina; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Boyer of Ohio City; eight grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mr. Fetters' body was donated to Ohio State University Medical College.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cisco Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Preferred memorials are Ohio City EMS and Ohio City Youth Activities.
Kathryn Mohr Joseph
Died: Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Kathryn Mohr Joseph, 53, of Van Wert died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.
She was born Feb. 13, 1949, in Van Wert, the daughter of Dores (Turner) Hart of Van Wert and the late John E. Mohr. On March 29, 1969, she married Larry R. Joseph, who survives.
Mrs. Joseph owned and operated Ohio Foam Novelties of Lima. A member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Van Wert, she was a member of Wassenberg Art Center, the Church Alter Guild and Lima Chamber of Commerce, a former member of Twigs, Van Wert Woman's Club and a former 4-H advisor for many years.
Other survivors include one son, Nathan (Deirdre) Joseph of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; a daughter, Abigail (Rodney) Price of Van Wert; two brothers, Tom Mohr of Utah and Jim (Rhonda) Mohr of Van Wert; four sisters, Linda Buchheit of Philadelphia, Pa., Jeanne (Tim) Crafton of Phoenix, Ariz., Chris Welker of Venedocia and Suzi (Jim) McCracken of Washington Court House, and three grandchildren, Tobin, Samuel and Elizabeth.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Van Wert, the Rev. Joe Wilck officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling hours are 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Preferred memorial is the Van Wert Salvation Army.
CELINA - Delores I. Winget
Died: Sunday, February 9, 2003
CELINA - Delores I. Winget, 80, of Celina died at 12:12 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born April 7, 1922, in Rockford, the daughter of the late George Edwin and Edna (Koeppel) Bollenbacher. On Sept. 28, 1940, she married William E. "Bill" Winget, who survives at the residence.
Mrs. Winget was a homemaker.
Other survivors include:
Sons - Keith (Beverly) Winget of South Whitley, Ind., and Lowell E. Winget of Celina
Daughters - Patricia (Bud) Noel and Connie S. (Toney J.) Kidwell, both of Celina, Peggy (John) Richardson of Durango, Colo., Jean (Keith) Eblen of Tulsa, Okla., Toni (John) Mestemaker of North Star and Maryl Sellner of St. Marys
Brother - Marlin (Betty) Bollenbacher of Celina and Ford (Gretchen) Bollenbacher of Rockford
Sister - Betty (Roland) Drey of Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Thirty-five grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by a son, Welcome Edwin Winget on Aug. 8, 1973, three great-granddaughters and two brothers, Walter and Darlene Bollenbacher.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Steven Howell of Grace Missionary Church officiating. Burial will be in Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
DELPHOS - John J. Miller
Died: Saturday, February 8, 2003
DELPHOS - John J. Miller, 83, died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Landeck, the son of the late Adam and Loretta (Etzkorn) Miller. On Sept. 14, 1946, he married Della Leist, who preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 2001.
Mr. Miller, a World War II veteran, worked at Ford Motor Co. as a machinist and was also a farmer.
Son - Tim (Kathleen) Miller of Delphos
Daughters - Jeanne R. (William) Gallaway of Kyle, Texas, and Lori A. (Mark) Bridges of Celina
Sisters - Ann (Gene) Klausing and Mary Newmeyer, both of Delphos, and Luella Beard of Cleveland
Brothers - Alphonse Miller of Delphos and Paul Miller of Chandler, Ariz.
Five grandchildren, Christy and Julie Miller of Delphos, Tami Gallaway of Tempe, Ariz., Troy Gallaway of Kyle, and Samantha Bridges of Celina, and one great-grandchild, Corran Gallaway of Kyle, also survive.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Miller, and a son, John L. Miller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, the Rev. Vincent Hoying officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Landeck, with military grave rites conducted by the Delphos Veteran Council.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Harter & Son Funeral Home where a parish wake is set for 7:30 p.m. today.
DELPHOS - Daisy Mae Stepleton
Died: Saturday, February 8, 2003
DELPHOS - Daisy Mae Stepleton, 83, died at 2:21 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born April 14, 1919, in Dupont, the daughter of the late Samuel Walter and Eda Mae Etter. She married Anthony Joseph Stepleton, who preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1983.
Mrs. Stepleton worked at the cigar factory in Delphos and Lima.
Son - Michael L. (Carol) Stepleton of Livonia, Mich.
Daughter - Beverly K. Hipsher of Lima
Sister-in-law - Anna Mary Etter of Dupont
Fourteen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Zora Frankie Wells Etter; one son, Anthony E. Stepleton; three infant children; four brothers; 2 sisters, and a son-in-law, Vernon Hipsher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A memorial graveside service will be held at St. John's Cemetery at a later date.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Harter and Son Memorial Chapel where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today
RICHMOND, Ind. - Arthur L. "Tiny" Clouse
Died: Friday, February 7, 2003
RICHMOND, Ind. - Arthur L. "Tiny" Clouse, 81, of Richmond died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Reid Hospital.
He was born May 21, 1921, in Ohio City, the son of the late Ralph and Daisy Clouse. On March 12, 1949, he married Rose Wilmot, who survives.
Mr. Clouse worked at AVCO for 30 years and as a City of Richmond Animal Control Officer for 12 years.
Other survivors include nieces and nephews, including Judy Tillery of Richmond.
He was preceded in death by one stepbrother and a stepsister.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, the Rev. Lynn Seagraves officiating. A graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.