LIMA - Stanley E. Parlette Sr
Died: Friday, December 6, 2002
LIMA - Stanley E. Parlette Sr., 74, died at 10:07 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Lima, the son of the late Stanley M. and Zelma (Lippincott) Parlette. On Oct. 30, 1954, he married Marion F. Gardiner, who preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2000.
Mr. Parlette was a freight checker with Commercial Motor Freight for 30 years, retiring Dec. 3, 1984. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of American Legion Post 96 and the Kewpee Coffee Club.
Survivors include a son, Stanley E. "Geno" (Agnes) Parlette Jr. of St. Marys; one daughter, Z. Catherine (Carl) Nichols of Lima, two stepgrandchildren, and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, the Rev. Doug Adams officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are Gerad Cancer Center/St. Rita's Hospice.
Died: Friday, December 6, 2002
Mary Young, 79, of Van Wert died at 3:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Van Wet County Hospital.
She was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Delphos, the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Martin) Boberg.
On Sept. 25, 1944, in Napoleon, she married Ray F. Young, who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1982.
Mrs. Young retired in 1982 from Harter Corp., Van Wert, after several years of employment. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Van Wert, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in the church over the years.
Survivors include one son, Ray F. (Darlene) Young of Convoy; a brother, Ronald (Erlene) Boberg of Lima; three sisters, Wilma (Pete) Smith of Angola, Ind., Pauline Robbins of Lambertville, Mich., and Alice (Leo) Paglow of Holland, Mich.; two grandchildren, Amy Strawser and Jodi Young, and two great-grandchildren, Drew Strawser and Chelsi Young.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Elvin and Melvin Boberg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Richard Birk officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling hours are 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Calvary United Methodist Church, Van Wert.
WILLSHIRE - Wanda G Hughes
Died: Thursday, December 5, 2002
WILLSHIRE - Wanda G. Hughes, 87, a resident of Willshire since 1947, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born Nov. 23, 1915, in Wells County, Ind., the daughter of the late Clark E. Chupp and E. Florence Skinner. On March 10, 1935, she married Robert Wheeler, who preceded her in death in October 1936. On Oct. 6, 1938, she married the Rev. H. Paul Hughes, who preceded her in death on May 17, 1988.
Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and librarian at Willshire Library for 7 1/2 years. She was a member of Willshire United Brethren in Christ Church, Willshire, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years, pianist and organist for 20 years and church treasurer for 11 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Anita (Albert) Fleming of Celina and Judith (David) Fleming of Dayton; a son, Larry (Rosalie) Hughes of Rockford; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Bair and Marguerite Odier, two brothers, Forest Chupp and infant Roy Chupp, and one great-grandchild, Christopher Fleming.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be in Willshire Cemetery, Willshire.
Calling hours are noon to time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are Willshire United Brethren in Christ Church Building Fund and Victory Chapel United Brethren Church Building Fund.
DELPHOS - Vivian V George
Died: Wednesday, December 4, 2002
DELPHOS - Vivian V. George, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Vancrest Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Mendon, the daughter of the late Harry and Bonnie (Wooden) Wolery. On Aug. 25, 1934, she married Loren George, who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1997.
Mrs. George was a homemaker.
Sons - Loren (Pat) George of Ardmore, Ala., Robert George of Lima and Chester (Peggy) George of Delphos
Four grandchildren, Mike (Sherryl) George, Carol (Greg) Schuerman, Matt George and Cynthia George, and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Harry Wolery, and a granddaughter, Melissa George.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos, the Rev. Brian A. Knoderer officiating. Burial will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
OHIO CITY - Mary Marjorie Blake
Died: Tuesday, December 3, 2002
OHIO CITY - Mary Marjorie Blake, 86, of Ohio City, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at her daughter's residence in Van Wert.
She was born July 3, 1916 in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Ira Jacob "Harry" Geppert and Mary Myrtle (Miller) Geppert.
She worked as a beautician for 42 years in Van Wert, retiring from Wilma's Beauty Shop.
She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Van Wert. She was a member of the Town and Country Extension Group and a member of the Dorcas Group of the church.
Survivors include children Marsha (Raymond) Bowers of Mason, Mich., Peggy (Vassilios) Voyadjakis of Ierapetra, Crete, Greece, Jackie (Larry) Stetler of Ohio City and Janet Motycka of Van Wert; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Van Wert, with the Rev. Joe Wilck officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert was in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials are to the Ohio City EMS.
SPENCERVILLE - Janet Lynne Goecke
Died: Monday, December 2, 2002
SPENCERVILLE - Janet Lynne Goecke, 34, of Spencerville, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 12, 1968 in Lima, the daughter of Carl G. and Betty M. Place who survive near Spencerville. On June 24, 1988, she married Mark L. Goecke, who survives in Spencerville.
Mrs. Goecke was a school teacher at the Spencerville Elementary School as a reading specialist, teaching the Title One reading program and formerly teaching first grade.
Other survivors include:
Son - Grant M. Goecke at home
God Son - Derek Goecke of Spencerville
Brothers - Thomas (Jackie) Place of Lima, Robert (Teri) Wierwille and Rick (Carol) Wierwille, both of Spencerville and her twin brother, John (Kendal) Place of Troy
Sister - Jill Place of Columbus
Mother-in-law and father-in-law - Kenneth (Joyce) Goecke of Spencerville.
Many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law also survive.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Charles Church in Lima, with the Rev. William J. Rose officiating. Burial will be in the Spencerville Cemetery.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville and 1-4 p.m. 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Spencerville, where a parish wake service will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
CONVOY - Wilma Anna Fensler Black
Died: Saturday, November 30, 2002
CONVOY - Wilma Anna Fensler Black, 93, of rural Convoy, went home to be with Jesus at 7:42 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at the Convoy Care Center in Convoy.
She was born Nov. 25, 1909, in rural Convoy, the daughter of the late Frank and Rosa E. (Feasby) Fensler. On March 27, 1931, she married Bernard William Black, who preceded her in death on April 27, 1980.
Mrs. Black traveled by horse and wagon as a child and lived to see numerous changes throughout her lifetime. She exhibited strength, spunk, a sense of humor and love. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was a life member of the Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church of Convoy. She loved to garden, raise chickens, cook, spend time with her family and could play a mean game of Euchre.
Survivors include one son, Byron (Kathy) Thompson of Convoy; one sister, Gladys Barkley of Convoy; four grandchildren, Douglas Thompson and Amanda (Michael) Forwerck, both of Convoy, Hayley (Mathew) Neumeier of Lancaster and Vanessa Thompson of Van Wert, and one great-grandchild, Chase Michael Forwerck.
She was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Earl Eugene Black, who died on Feb. 5, 1991, four brothers, Floyd, Herbert, Lester and Russell Fensler, and two sisters, Lela Crabtree and Ruby Lare.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church, Convoy, the Rev. Wayne Karges officiating. Burial will be in Convoy IOOF Cemetery, Convoy.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Gearhart, Mack & Jurczyk Funeral Home, Convoy, and an hour prior to service time Tuesday at the church.
Preferred memorial is Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church.