Nellie J. Spanier, 95, of Delphos and a Detroit, Mich., resident for 75 years, died Friday morning, May 28, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.
She was born October 11, 1904, in Putnam County, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Folk) Oglesbee. On April 26, 1930, she married Harold G. Spanier, who died April 25, 1980.
Survivors include two sisters, Zella Young of Ashland and Genevieve Schroeder of Leipsic, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Spanier; two sisters, Emma Schroder-Schimmoeller and Anna Marie Ricker, and three brothers, William, Harry and George Thomas Oglesbee.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Detroit.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 30, and an hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home
Dorothy H. Miller, 88, of Delphos, died at Friday, May 28, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.
She was born May 20, 1916, in Lima, the daughter of the late Rufus and Ella (Ritchie) Bowsher. On June 12, 1940, she married the Rev. Maurice "Gene" Miller, who died December 26, 1986.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and had worked for the telephone company. She was a member of Delphos First Christian Union Church and was a 1934 graduate of Lima South High School. She was also an avid reader.
Survivors include two sons, Maurice (Sandra) Miller and Paul (Cindy) Miller, both of Delphos; a daughter, Joan (Brent Jr. ) Adam of Elida; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, the Rev. Ron Drage officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Monday, May 31, and an hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Union Church in Delphos.
JoAnn I. Hoskinson, 78, of Delphos, died Friday morning, May 28, 2004, at Lima Manor Nursing Home.
She was born November 6, 1925, in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the late Roy E. Sr. and Elizabeth (Edward) Fudge. She married Jesse "Buss" Hoskinson, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hoskinson was a nurse's aide at American Nursing of Lima and enjoyed gardening, flowers, needlepoint and babysitting.
Survivors include three sons, Larry (Mary Kay) Hoskinson of Dayton, Michael (Kathy) Hoskinson of Waynesfield and Donald Hoskinson of Lima; two daughters, Beaula (Kenneth) Kaverman of Lexington, Ky., and Delores Hensley of Coldwater, Mich.; 25 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Bartley; one brother, Roy E. Fudge Jr., and two sisters, Ilene Reynolds and Shirley Routson.
There will be no public funeral services nor any visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements were made by Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos.
Michael Patrick Murphy, 32, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Friday morning, May 28, 2004, at his residence.
He was born November 12, 1971, in Van Wert, the son of James Henry Murphy, who survives in Fort Lauderdale, and Barbara Ann (Trammell) Murphy Dawson, who survives in Van Wert. He married Tina Hurst, who survives in Knoxville, Tenn.
Other survivors include a stepfather, Donald I. Dawson of Van Wert; one daughter, Cheyanne Summer Murphy of Knoxville; a stepdaughter, Katilyn Marie Hurst of Knoxville; one brother, James Murphy Jr. of Van Wert; a sister, Shelley (Scott) Davidson of San Antonio, Texas; one half-sister, Elizabeth Murphy of Fort Lauderdale; two stepbrothers, Rodney (Paula) Dawson of Convoy and Trent Dawson of Van Wert; a stepsister, Tonya (Mickey) Green of Adel, Ga.; his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Trammell of Van Wert, and his stepgrandmother, Carrie Dawson of Convoy.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kourtney Bigelow Murphy, and a twin brother, Steven Daniel Murphy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Neil Hammons of Trinity Friends Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Wert DARE program.
Bernard E. "Bernie" Place Fisher, 79, of Scott, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
He was born February 21, 1925, in Union Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Jesse Earl and Goldie Mae (Waldron) Place. He was adopted by the late Lester and Nellie Fisher on June 22, 1942. On December 20, 1969, he married Esther E. (Davis) Gloor, who survives in Scott.
Mr. Fisher retired in 1986 after 30 years of service with Union Quarries, later S.E. Johnson Company, in Van Wert County. He was a member of Country Chapel United Methodist Church in Haviland and was a trustee in the church. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II with Company C, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division. He was a member of American Legion Post 178 and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, both in Van Wert, and was a past mayor, fire chief, marshal, village councilman and EMS medic in Scott.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lester "Butch" (Sandy) Fisher of Van Wert; three daughters, Diana Mace and Brenda (Kevin) Welker, both of Van Wert, and Beth (Larry) Offerle of Broughton; one stepdaughter, Sandy (Charles) Trammel of Columbia City, Ind.; a stepson, Larry (Crystal) Gloor of Cripple Creek, Colo.; four sisters, Bonnie (Artie) Comiskey of Port Arthur, N.Y., Maxine (Ralph) Doege of Fort Wayne, Ind., Bernice Dunn of Lima and Rosalyn (Carl) Speelman of Van Wert; eight grandchildren; 31 stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Charles Mace; two brothers, Lloyd Irvin Place and Robert Fisher, and four sisters, Grace Johns, Anne Place, Wilma Timma and Evelyn Thomas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery in Scott, with graveside military rites performed by the combined honor units of American Legion Post 178 and VFW Post 5803.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the church of Scott EMS squad.
Jack Binnion, 92, of Venedocia, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at his residence.
He was born February 15, 1912, in Tennessee, the son of the late E.H. and Bertha (Smalling) Binnion. On May 3, 1935, he married Ida M. Minix, who survives in Venedocia.
Mr. Binnion retired from the Nickel Plate Railroad.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Harold Binion of Green Town, Ind., and Billey Binnion of Rockford, Ill.; three daughters, Shirley (Jack) McCarter of Green Town and Joyce (Dean Conkling) Maynard and Pat (Jim) Hodgson, both of Delphpos; three sisters, Mildred Gosnell, Lois Gosnell and Lillian (Bob) Pearcey; 16 grandchildren, Marcia Ayers, Renita Rowland, Tony McCarter, Connie DeSpain, Bonnie Draper, David McCarter, Jerry Mooneyham, James Gibson, Theresa Putnam, Doug Binnion, Donnie Binnion, Eric Binnion, Jason Binnion, Joey Binnion, Kris Briggs and Lori Ellis; 31 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two children, Lewis J. and Peggy Binnion; a brother, Homer Binnion; one sister, Gertie Garman; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Needham-Story-Wampner F.S./Rybolt Chapel, 314 N. Washington, Swayzee, Ind. Burial will be in Trail Kill Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Area Visiting Nurses.
Eben J. Poole, 17, of Kallispell, Mont., and currently working in Elida, died at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004.
He was born June 12, 1987, in Hampstead, Md., the son of Dennis and Mary (Morrel) Poole, both of whom survive in Kallispell.
Eben worked with his brother at Triple C Construction in Elida during the summer doing concrete work. He also attended the youth program at Lima Community Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed tennis, playing guitar, wrestling, jogging and he loved all children.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by six brothers, Issac (Kristy) Poole of Nashville, Tenn., Raine (Judith) Poole of Granprairy, Alberta, Canada, Nick (Leslie) Poole of Elida and Sam Poole, Adam Poole and Zachary Poole, all of Kallispell; two sisters, Katie Poole and Elizabeth Poole, both of Kallispell; a paternal grandfather, Pete Morrel of delaware, Md., a stepmother, Rita Poole; one niece, and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by two paternal grandparents and is maternal grandmother.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, at New Hope Christian Center in Elida, with Pastor John Brunk officiating. Burial will be in Salem Mennonite Cemetery in Elida.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and from 2-4 and 6-8 Sunday, May 9, at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.