Carl L. Reidenbach
Died: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
DECATUR, Ind. - Carl L. Reidenbach, 87, of rural Decatur, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Emil and Agnes (Myers) Reidenbach. On May 1, 1938, he married Lucille L. Laudahn, who preceded him in death on April 7, 1980.
Mr. Reidenbach was a retired farmer.
Sons -- Max E. Reidenbach and Bruce L. Reidenbach, both of Decatur
Daughters -- Bonnie (David) Magley of Ossian, Ind., and Marilyn (Bob) Baughman of Decatur
Eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kirk Reidenbach, a brother, Marcus M. Reidenbach, and a sister, Emma Myers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Zion United Church of Christ, Decatur, the Rev. Randy Rossman officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Gladys M. Lucas
Died: Monday, March 24, 2003
DELPHOS - Gladys M. Lucas, 81, of Delphos died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center.
She was born July 20, 1921, in Delphos, the daughter of the late James F. and Millie (Wohltman) Martin. On Sept. 11, 1937, she married I. Emory Lucas, who preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1970.
Mrs. Lucas was employed at the DWG Cigar Factory for 17 years, then worked at I&K until retiring after 11 years.
Son -- Philip (LaVerne) Lucas of Windsor, Colo.
Daughter -- Kathy Seffernick of Delphos
Brother -- Joseph Martin of Delphos
Five grandchildren, Eric, Kelli (Richard) Mann, First Lieutenant Shawn (Stephanie) Seffernick (who is currently in Operation Iraqi Freedom), Carrie and Courtney Lucas and six great-grandchildren, Danielle, Cody, Kyle, Heather, Gavin and Colin, also survive.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Feathers, Esther Hoover, Mary Jane Whitaker, four brothers, John Henry, Howard, Richard and James Martin, and one granddaughter, Tracy Jo Perrigan.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 5 at the First Christian Union Church, Delphos, the Rev. Ron Drage officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
Rev. Ervin E. Stevens
Died: Sunday, March 23, 2003
HARROD - Rev. Ervin E. Stevens, 75, died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, the Revs. Ernest Plemmons and Bill Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery - Westminster.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Veda Marcele (Sheley) Pollock
Died: Friday, March 21, 2003
BEVERLY, Mass. - Veda Marcele (Sheley) Pollock, 98, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Blueberry Hill Nursing Home in Beverly.
The daughter of Perry Vernon and Amanda Elma (Gamble) Sheley, she was born on Jan. 28, 1905, in Middle Point, Ohio. Married to Francis Austin Pollock on Dec. 25, 1922, they enjoyed 53 years of marriage until his death on Sept. 20, 1975.
During World War II, Veda worked as an assembler of aircraft instruments at Kolhsman's Plant. After the war, Mrs. Pollock retired after 19 years as a legal secretary in a New York City law firm. She and her husband returned to Middle Point after 38 years residence in New York State. Mrs. Pollock moved to Boxford, Mass., in 1996 to be near her daughter's family.
Mrs. Pollock was a member of the Middle Point Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Delphos Chapter 26 and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a former member of the Middle Point Jolly Timers.
Two sisters, Ethel Leona Sheley and Fannie Blanche (Sheley) Allen, and two brothers, Lendel Arly Sheley and Robert Edward Sheley preceded her in death. Her only daughter, Frances Veda (Pollock) Fitzgibbons and son-in-law, Edward Richard Fitzgibbons of Boxford, Mass., survive her. She is also survived by a grandson, Paul Thomas Fitzgibbons of Groveland, Mass, and a granddaughter, Veda Louise (Fitzgibbons) Connolly and grandson-in-law, George Francis Connolly Jr. of Georgetown, Mass. Mrs. Pollock leaves five great-grandchildren, Michael, Brian and Joseph Fitzgibbons and Patrick and Kathleen Veda Connolly. Mrs. Pollock also leaves three nieces: Madonna (Allen) Stittsworth of Van Wert, Juanita Ann (Sheley) Brink and Patty Jo (Sheley) Miller, both of Findlay, and a nephew, William Allen of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Burial was in Ridge Cemetery, Ridge Township, near Middle Point. A memorial service is planned at a date to be determined at the Middle Point Methodist Church.
Local arrangements by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Died: Thursday, March 20, 2003
SUNRISE, Fla. - Margaret (Jones) Tipple of Sunrise died March 20, 2003.
She was born May 6, 1917, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late D. Edwin and Elizabeth Jones. On June 14, 1942, she married Dr. Robert Tipple of Ada, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Tipple was a receptionist at the Ohio State Dental Clinic and a retired school teacher who taught at Ohio City, Hubbard Avenue in Columbus and Allen East Middle School.
Daughters - Mary Beth (Craig) Shuster of Sunrise and Roberta (George) Kreinbihl of Bell, Fla.
Sister - Elizabeth Shellhaas of Littleton, Colo.
Her grandsons, Ryan Tipple Carse, Robert Kreinbihl and Mathew Kreinbihl, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, her twin brother and her eldest daughter, Tana.
A private memorial will be held at a later date at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Ada.
LaVern A. Terry
Died: Monday, March 17, 2003
LaVern A. Terry, 87, of Van Wert died at 12:41 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Van Wert, the son of the late Floyd A. and Lola (Crawford) Terry. On June 5, 1941, in Van Wert, he married Lavon "Bonnie" Milheim, who preceded him in death on April 10, 2001.
Mr. Terry had worked at Kennedy Kit and Federal Mogul Corp. in Van Wert. A 50 year member of the Van Wert Masonic Lodge, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a dental assistant stationed in India.
Survivors include one son, Lendall A. Terry of Guadelupe, Calif., a daughter, Bonita Lynn (Jay) Simson of Van Wert, and four grandchildren, Stephanie, Crystal, Terry and Nathanael Simson.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Uretta Warner and Nellie Hefke.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Van Wert Salvation Army.
OHIO CITY - Viola M Balliet
Died: Thursday, September 12, 2002
OHIO CITY -- Viola M. Balliet, 66, of Ohio City, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Putnam Acres Nursing Home, Ottawa.
She was born May 14, 1936, in Celina, the daughter of the late Phillip A. Ramsey and Josephine (Burch) Ramsey Carpenter. On Dec. 22, 1956, in Celina, she married Gerald C. Balliet Sr., who preceded her in death on March 19, 2001.
Mrs. Balliet was a homemaker
Sons -- Gerald C. (Christina) Balliet Jr. of Convoy and Donald E. (Sue Boroff) Balliet of Ohio City
Daughters -- Mary Jane (Wayne) Parker of Gilboa and Pam (Clay) Strawser of Scott
Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, John A. Ramsey, Russell L. Ramsey and Robert F. Ramsey, and two sisters, Laura Smelser and Anna M. Dunno Walker.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where a memorial service will be conducted by the Women of the Moose at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
OAKWOOD - Bonnie S Carlisle
Died: Thursday, September 12, 2002
OAKWOOD -- Bonnie S. Carlisle, 52, died at 5:51 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in her home following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 21, 1949, in Paulding County, the daughter of Hulda D. (Gillett) Carlisle of Oakwood and the late Raymond G. Carlisle Sr.
Miss Carlisle was the children's librarian for the Paulding Carnegie Library for the past 13 years. She had previously worked for Schroeder Building Supply Co. and Manufacturers Supply Co., both of Defiance.
Other survivors include:
Sisters -- Ruth Ann (Jerry) Warner of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Cynthia (Joe) Shipley of Woodburn, Ind.
Brothers -- Raymond (Patricia) Carlisle and W. Tom (Linda) Carlisle, both of Paulding, Joseph (Barbara) Carlisle of Mark Center, Steve (Penny) Carlisle of Cecil, John Carlisle of Monroeville, Daniel (Helen) Carlisle of Oakwood and Tony (Amy) Carlisle of Paulding
Nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, Steve Wahl officiating. Burial will be held in Bowholtz Cemetery, Jackson Township, Paulding County.
Calling hours are 2-9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.