Edith C. Hines, 93, 1001 Myers Road, Celina, died at 9:20 p.m. Dec. 8, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born July 23, 1908, in Celina, to George and Margaret Lutitia (Byrley) Stephenson. On July 15, 1933, she married Hubert Hines and he died Oct. 9, 1973.
Surviving are a daughter, Janis Brandon, Broomfield, Colo.; three brothers, Harold and Calvin Stephenson, Celina, and Theadore Stephenson, Traverse City, Mich.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers and six sisters.
She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Celina First Church of God.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard VanHorn officiating. Burial will be at Buck Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
John Pendleton, 83, of Bryan, died Dec. 10, 2001 at his residence.
He was born April 20, 1918, in Defiance County, to Calvin C. and Florence B. (Garber) Pendleton. On March 24, 1940, he married Rose Alice Lilly and she died in 1993.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Tim and Bretta of Bryan, and three sons, Don of Napoleon, Mich., Robert of San Francisco, Calif., and Tom of Bryan; a daughter and her husband, Nancy and Robert Hoenie, Celina; a brother, Rex of Bryan; a sister and her husband, Vivian and John Gilbert, also of Bryan; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A longtime farmer, he owned and operated Pendleton Poultry Farm for 30 years. He served 12 years on the Central Local School Board.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Rice Funeral Home, Bryan, the Rev. George Kreger officiating. Burial will be at Williams Center Cemetery at a later date.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Celina native Bessie Savura Stephenson, 75, of Lima, died at 12:19 a.m. Dec. 10, 2001 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Celina, to William and Francinia (Franklin) Franks. In 1943, she married Robert E. Stephenson and he died May 17, 1991.
Surviving are two sons, James W. and Lando Jay, both of Lima; three daughters and their husbands, Jacqueline and Terry O'Connell, Lima, Joanna and Raymond Swartout, Greenville, and Jeanne and Brian Crooks, Lakeview, and a daughter, Roberta June Abbott, Lima; a brother, Lando Franks, Celina; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, John Robert.
She was a homemaker and a former employee of Triplett Corp., Bluffton.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Siferd Westwood Chapel, Lima, with burial to follow at New Salem Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Harold Eugene "Skins" Fleck, 83, 1119 Sunset Drive, Celina, died Dec. 10, 2001 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.
He was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Celina, to Edward Peter and Mary Jane (Garman) Fleck. On Oct. 10, 1946, he married Doris Eileen Homan and she died Jan. 29, 1983.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Tom and Carol and Jerry and Pam, all of Celina; a daughter and her husband, Nancy and Don Reed, Bryant, Ind., and a daughter, Susan of Bluffton; a brother and his wife, Ralph and Betty of Celina; two sisters-in-law, Rosie and Patty , also of Celina; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sons, Danny Lee and three who died at birth; a daughter, Peggy Ann Baucher; two brothers, Gerald and Steve; and a sister, Madonna M.
A retired farmer, he had also worked at Mersman Brothers and Karch Stone Co., Celina, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a U.S. Army Air Force, serving in India during World War II and earning five medals. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Richard R. Riedel officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 3-9 p.m. today at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church for Masses.
Paul Fishpaw, 89, 832 W. Spring St., St. Marys, died at 1:40 p.m. Dec. 10, 2001 at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 22, 1912, in St. Marys, to Abram and Louisa (Glass) Fishpaw. On June 16, 1941, he married Savella Smith and she died Jan. 10, 1990.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Delilah Fishpaw, Lima; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Robert, and three sisters, Mary Noble, Martha Smith and Virginia Steva.
He retired from Weston Paper Mill, St. Marys, after 35 years as a serger mechanic. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, both of St. Marys.
Private family services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Edward W. Wood, 85, 306 S. Main St., Fort Recovery, died at 10:55 p.m. Dec. 11, 2001 at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Cleveland, to Edward and Elizabeth (Berg) Wood. On May 28, 1938, he married Ruth Jenisek and she died May 19, 2000.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Richard and Virginia of Fort Recovery and Rev. Ralph and Deborah of Columbia, Mo., and a son, Donald of Fort Recovery; two daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Gary Lockwood, Aztec, N.M., and Carolyn and Phillip Ahlers, Fort Recovery; one sister and her husband, Mildred and James Giddings, Brooklin Village; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a grandchild.
He retired as plant manager at Fort Recovery Industries. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Fort Recovery, and the Gideon Society and had served on Fort Recovery Village Council.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. John Perkins and Verl Ballmer officiating. Burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Mercer-Darke County Hospice or the Gideons.
Richard Ballenger, 82, 1127 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 12, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 5, 1919, in Athens, to Albe and Mary (Carpenter) Ballenger. On July 21, 1946, he married Jeanne Cain and she survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, Robert and Shirley Williams, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters and their husbands, Lucille and Robert Denham, Akron, and Karen and Don Ashby, Severne Park, Md., and three sisters, Rena Baker, Akron, Joan DiLoreta, Orlando, Fla., and Kate DeOrio, Lorton, Va.; a sister-in-law, Helen Runyon, Tallmadge; two grandchildren, a stepgranddaughter, two great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Robert.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 38 years of service as an electrical engineer. A 1937 graduate of North High School in Akron, he attended the Goodyear Technical Apprenticeship Program, where he became an electrician and master mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and helping to liberate a concentration camp.
He was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys, where he served as Sunday School superintendent and sang in the choir for many years. He was a member and past president of the St. Marys Kiwanis Club, serving as lieutenant governor of the state organization in 1985. He also was a member of American Legion Post 323, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9289 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, St. Marys, Masonic Lodge 83 of Akron, Scottish Rite Valley of Akron and Yusef Khan Grotto, Akron.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Woodyard officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, with military graveside rites by the Legion and VFW.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church youth program.
Jerry L. Morehouse, 60, Portland, Ind., died Dec. 11, 2001 at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born March 4, 1941, in Jay County, Ind., to Walter and Marguerite (Imel) Morehous. On April 7, 1968, he married Pamela F. Jellison and she survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, D. Christopher and Michele, Portland; a daughter and her husband, Jerrilynn F. and Eric Britt, New Whiteland, Ind., and a daughter, D. Suzanne Gettinger, Portland; two brothers and their wives, Donald L. and Cheryl of Portland, and Robert H. and Vivian of Martinsville, Ind., and a brother, Carl E. of Bryant, Ind.; two sisters and their husbands, Sharon and Steve Shauver, Salamonia, Ind., and Carol and Don Green, Portland, and a sister, Linda of Portland; and four grandchildren.
He had been employed at Portland Forge for 40 years and was a farmer. A 1959 graduate of Portland High School, he served two years with the U.S. Army and two years with the National Guard. He was a member of Union Chapel Ministries, Muncie, Ind., where he served as a trustee, head usher and Bible study leader.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home, Portland, the Revs. Gregg Parris and Mike Tarner officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery near Portland.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Riley Children's Hospital or One-Eighty Ministries of Union Chapel.
Mary Ann Bost
Mary Ann Bost, 63, 118 Wild Cherry St., Celina, died at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 14, 2001, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
She was born Jan. 2, 1938, in St. Marys, the daughter of Elmer and Genevieve (Makley) Rohr. On June 10, 1963, she married Paul (Tom) Bost, who survives.
Other survivors include her mother in Celina; three daughters and their husbands, Lori and James Yaney Sr., Lisa and Mark Burgoon and Teresa Lynn and Brian Wylds, all of Celina; one stepson and his wife, Mike and Bonnie Bost, Fayetteville, N.C.; one sister and her husband, Margaret and Don Reinke, Belleview, Fla.; one brother and his wife, Jim and Barb Rohr, Chickasaw; 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Paul and Marvin Minkner; one sister, Mary Jane Rohr; and one grandson.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Celina.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lehman Funeral Home in Celina, with the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Celina.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Stephen E. Kuhn, 50, of Rockford, died Dec. 16, 2001 in a one-car accident near Rockford.
He was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Celina, to Kenneth and Alfrieda (Braun) Kuhn, who survive in Rockford. On May 5, 1973, he married Jo Marie Fitzgerald, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Ryan of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Bartholomew and Zachary, both at home; a daughter and her husband, Audrey and Russell Wehnes, Celina, and a daughter, Rachel of Decatur, Ind.; two brothers and their wives, Jim and Brenda of Celina, and Michael and Lisa of Rockford, and a brother, Kenneth of Greenville; five sisters and their husbands, Mary Jo and Terry Joseph, Celina; Diana and Steve Kahlig, Coldwater; Denise and Tim Myers, Rockford; Teresa and Todd Cowans, Decatur, and Anne and Matthew Ford, Rockford; and two grandchildren.
He was as a sand molder at Celina Aluminum Precision Technologies. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1292, Rockford.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford. The Rockford Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a rosary service with Deacon Tom Huff officiating.