Claude Dale Zahller
Claude Dale Zahller, 85, of 320 E. Main St., Belle Center, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Logan Acres.
A native of Hardin County, he was born May 22, 1915, a son of the late Burgess A. and Imogene Goff Zahller.
He married Joan Duff in Ft. Wayne, Ind. on Sept. 30, 1935, and she survives in Belle Center.
Mr. Zahller was a machinist for B&D Manufacturing in Belle Center. Prior to that, he was a self-employed machinist and had also worked at Dunson Supply as a machinist.
He graduated from Belle Center High School in 1934.
Surviving are two sons, Richard D. (Barbara) Zahller and William D. Zahller, both of Belle Center; one daughter, Ann (Ralph) Satterfield of Miamisburg; one brother, Russell G. Zahller of Columbus; one sister, Doris Fleming of Kenton; and four grandchildren, Kim Zahller, William Zahller, Josh (Dawn) Zahller and Brian Satterfield.
Leona M. Bartlett
Leona M. Bartlett, 82, 6180 County Road 112, Rushsylvania, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001. She was pronounced dead at Mary Rutan Hospital after being taken from a fire that destroyed her home Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Bartlett was born Dec. 11, 1918, in Belle Center, the daughter of William E. and Harriet Belle Brooks McAninch.
She married Omer LeVan on March 26, 1934 and he preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1970. She then married George W. Bartlett on April 2, 1972, and he died July 19, 1997.
The homemaker was a member of the Rushsylvania Church of Christ and the Indian Summer Sportsman Club, Mt. Victory.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Bartlett was preceded in death by one daughter, Rose Marie Parker.
Hazel Eleanor Bolin
Hazel Eleanor Bolin, 81, of North Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, in the home of her daughter, Mary.
Mrs. Bolin was born May 7, 1919 in Cable, the daughter of the late John and Goldie Brigner Butz.
On Sept. 25, 1936, she married Melvin G. Bolin in Winchester, Indiana.
She was member of the Union Chapel Church where she was involved with the Union Chapel Ladies Aid. A homemaker, she also helped with the family farm.
As a young lady, she played basketball for Cable High School. She enjoyed attending Christian Women's luncheons, reading and studying the Bible, playing the piano, embroidery and sewing.
She is survived by husband, Melvin; one son, George (Bert) Bolin of Tremont City; two daughters, Nancy (Dwight) Thompson and Mary (Ronnie) Bailey, all of North Lewisburg; five grandchildren, David (Kelly) Bolin of North Carolina, April (Kelly) Kaylor, Kimberly Bailey, Paul (Jennifer) Thompson and Emily Bailey of North Lewisburg; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Newman of Mutual; several nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son; twin sons, John Marvin and George Melvin Bolin; three brothers, Charles, Ernie and Bill Butz; and a sister, Margaret Randall.
Vera Brunson Fuson
Vera Brunson Fuson, 77, of 106 N. Boggs St., DeGraff, was found dead at about 4 p.m. Jan. 10, 2001, at her residence.
A daughter of the late Harold Shriver and Mirja Alice Brunson Fuson, she was born April 2, 1923, in Detroit, Mich., where she lived from many years.
Miss Fuson worked as a stage hand at Fisher and Pine Knob Theaters in Michigan. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Michigan and the Quincy Senior Citizens.
Survivors include two great-nephews. One nephew is deceased.
Mary D. Fry
Mary D. Fry, 94, of West Liberty, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.
Mrs. Fry was born Sept. 9, 1906 in Iowa County, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Haning Detweiler.
She married Earl Eugene Fry in Logan County on March 21, 1936, and he preceded her in death March 1, 1980.
The homemaker was a member of the South Union Mennonite Church.
Mrs. Fry is survived by four sons, Sam (Mary Jo) Fry of Largo, Fla., Phil (Nancy) Fry of Urbana, Stan (Charlotte) Fry of Springfield and Doug (Cathy) Fry of Westerville; one daughter, Mary Joan (Howard) Oglesbee of Elkhart, Ind.; one sister-in-law, Pearl I. Fry of West Liberty; 16 grandchildren, Ed, Steve, Mark, Kelvin, Debbie, Stan Jr., Susan, Cindy, Dan, Greg, Lisa, Kieth, Jared, Melissa, Emily and Michael; and 16 great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Sammy, Nate, Joshua, Jacob, Emily, Megan, Brandon, Alyssa, Brandon, Alison, Austin, Kyle, Gage, Garrett and Chase.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Stauffer; two brothers; and one sister.
Jacob Kaylor Moffitt
Jacob Kaylor Moffitt, 79, who resided along State Route 287 in West Liberty, died at 1 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at The Arthur James Cancer Center of the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born Jan. 26, 1921, in West Liberty, a son of the late Harry W. and May F. Stout Moffitt.
On Aug. 25, 1941, in West Liberty, he married Pauline Grimes, who survives.
Mr. Moffitt was a farmer and maple syrup producer in Monroe Township for many years.
A 1939 graduate of Monroe High School, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Zanesfield United Methodist Church where he was active in the choir.
Mr. Moffitt was superintendent of the State Highway Department District 7 and was also retired from Union Aggregates in Ostrander.
He belonged to the American Legion in Zanesfield and Farm Bureau Council 17. Mr. Moffitt had also served as a member of the Zanesfield Monroe School Board and Mary Rutan Hospital Board of Trustees.
Survivors also include two sons, Ronald (Margaret) Moffitt of Zanesfield and Keith (Betsy) Moffitt of Worthington; one daughter, Margaret Ann Gerrietts of Des Moines, Iowa; one brother, Than Moffitt of Bellefontaine; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah Tennant and Monna Zoe Henry.
Treva Yvonne Staley
Treva Yvonne Staley, 84, 2205 County Road 4, Quincy, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
A native of Pemberton, Perry Township, Shelby County, she was born March 27, 1916, a daughter of Millard and Mayme Butts Davidson.
She married Robert P. Staley Sr. on Oct. 28, 1933, in Covington, Ky. He preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1991.
Mrs. Staley was a homemaker and member of the Quincy United Methodist Church and the Quincy Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Bill Bechler of Quincy and Pam and Donald Beatty of Florida; two sons, Robert P. Staley Jr. of Quincy and John Staley of Bellefontaine; one sister, Mildred Eileen Curtis of Michigan; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and four nephews.
Alvena Marie Elsass
Alvena Marie Elsass, 86, of Botkins, died at 1:20 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the Pavilion in Sidney.
She was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Clay Township, Auglaize County, a daughter of the late Adam G. and Armeda Rash Helmlinger.
On Jan. 16, 1936, she married Raymond E. Elsass. He died Aug. 17, 1987.
Survivors include one daughter, Yvonne (Max) Smith of DeGraff; one son, Donald (Pamela) Elsass of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons, Kenneth (Rebecca) Elsass of Gaithersburg, Md. and Jarrod (Gretchen) Elsass of Franklin, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Elsass was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.
A homemaker, Mrs. Elsass worked along with her husband on the family farm. She was a 63-year member of St. Jacob Lutheran Church and its Church Women United. She was a Sunday School teacher for more than 40 years and stewardship chairman for more than 20 years.
In 1948, she started the Junior Mission Band, now known as the Junior Lutherans, and served as chairman for many programs and projects at the church. A member of the Sidney Senior Citizens, she also was a member and treasurer of the Botkins Senior Citizens.
Maurice Edward Grube
Maurice Edward "Ed" Grube, 77, of Lakeview, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Heartland of Springfield following a brief bout with cancer.
He was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Clark County, a son of Clarence A. and Emma A. Nelson Grube.
He served in the United States Infantry in France during World War II, receiving numerous commendations including the Combat Infantryman's Badge and Purple Heart.
A 1942 graduate of Enon High School, he was a former member of Rocky Point Chapel. His memberships included American Legion Post 6, Springfield, since 1946; life member in the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13, Clark County; charter member of AMVETS Post 39, Lakeview; charter member and past commander of VFW Roundhead Post 8832; charter member Indian Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 3615 of which he was a past worthy president and served on the ritual team; dual member of the Wapakoneta Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 691; life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Post 590, Kenton, where he served as a past commander; charter member of BPOElks 2792, Russells Point; and Indian Lake Loyal Order of Moose 1533, since 1999.
Mr. Grube retired in 1987 from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald.
Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth C. and Dorothy Grube of Springfield and Darrell N. and Ruth Grube of Xenia; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.