Richard "Dick" Davies, 63, of Blytheville, Ark., died Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at his residence, where he had lived for 15 years.
He was born July 31, 1941, in Van Wert, the son of the late T. Carl and Bertha (Donaldson) Davies. He married Cindy Davies, who survives in Mississippi.
Mr. Davies was a retired operations manager for Magnetek Corporation in Blytheville and a former plant manager for North American Phillips Lighting in Van Wert. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blytheville and was a retired major with the Ohio Army National Guard.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Cory Davies of Blytheville and Collin Davies of Cory, Ark.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Ann Snyder, who died March 24, 2002.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Wendy Pratt of Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery in Jennings Township.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 29, at the funeral home.
Roger J. Rekart, 84, of Sun City West, Ariz., and formerly of Delphos, died at 2:07 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2004, at Delwebb Memorial Hospital in Sun City West.
He was born August 4, 1920, in Delphos, the son of the late Joseph A. and Ellen M. (Wannemacher) Rekart. On August 22, 1953, he married Della R. Gallaway, who survives in Sun City West.
Mr. Rekart retired from Sheller Globe/ Superior Coach after 40 years of service. He was a World War II pilot serving in the India-China-Burma Theatre. With his service he received commendations and four Distinguished Flying Crosses (three Oak Leaf Clusters, six Air Medals (four Oak Leaf Clusters, three Asiatic Campaign medals and other awards and medals. He was an active member of Lady of Our Lourdes Church in Sun City West and a 49-year member of Lodge 54, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Lima. He also belonged to the Lima Eagles Lodge and Grandview Men's Golf League and Sportsman's Club of Sun City West. While in Lima he was a member of St. Charles Parish. He was a 1938 graduate of Delphos St. John's High School and an avid collector of exclusive Jim Beam decanters.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Peg (Bill) Mansfield and Sharon Gengler, both of Delphos, and Ruth Steinbach of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, William Rekart of Delphos and Joseph Rekart of Lima, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Delphos, with military graveside rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Sunday, October 10, at Harter & Schier Memorial Chapel in Delphos, where an Elks service will be conducted from 5-6, a Rosary service at 7 and a parish wake service at 7:30 that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of donor's choice.
Mary E. Teman, 105, of Delphos, died at 5:10 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born October 25, 1898, in Latty Township, Paulding County, near Grover Hill, the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Nancy Jane (Newland) Goings. On June 26, 1915, she married Benjamin G. Teman, who died February 27, 1976.
Mrs. Teman was a homemaker and a member of Delphos Wesleyan Church. She also belonged to the Delphos American Legion Auxiliary, was a past member of the Pythian Sisters and attended Eaton School in Grover Hill.
Survivors include three sons, Bernard Teman, William (Eileen) Teman and Winfred (Eugenia) Teman, all of Delphos; a daughter, Virginia McKee of Delphos; 25 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Cleo and Eugene Teman; one daughter, Ruth M. Ulm; two sons-in-law, Paul McKee and Joe Ulm Sr.; a daughter-in-law, Velma Teman; three brothers; six sisters; three grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 16, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, with Pastor Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos.
Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, at the funeral home, where an American Legion Auxiliary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Wesleyan Church or to a charity of donor's choice.
Frederick R. Gorman, 79, of Fort Jennings, died at 10:10 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2004, at Lincolnway Home in Ridge Township.
He was born December 20, 1924, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Rohr) Gorman. He married Helen Mox, who survives.
Mr. Gorman was a lifetime farmer and owner of several business enterprises. He was a 1943 graduate of Ridge High School, a lifetime member of the Ohio Farmers Union, a member of the Farm Bureau and Van Wert County Horsemen's Association. He was a member of the Van Wert County Township Trustees Association; Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and a former member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Paul (Nora) Gorman of San Diego, Calif., and Jack (Linda) Gorman of Fort Jennings; two daughters, E. Ann Bendele and Susan (Tony) Leiter, both of Van Wert; a brother, Morris (Jean) Gorman of Van Wert; one sister, Hellen Skerritt of Escondido, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Tom and George Gorman; a half-brother, Glen Gorman, and three half-sisters, Katherine Williams, Florence Hiller and Eleanor Winkler.
Private family services were held Tuesday, October 5, at Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Neil Hammons officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals Hospice.
Nellie M. Edwards, 79, of 869-A S. Washington St., Van Wert, died Tuesday morning, September 14, 2004, at her residence.
She was born August 26, 1925, in Jackson Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Aden and Sarah (Spangler) Stemen. On October 19, 1957, in Angola, Ind., she married Lloyd E. "Lum" Edwards, who died July 11, 2001.
Mrs. Edwards owned and managed the former Edwards Fitness Centre and also had worked at Continental Can Company (now Greif Bros.), Aeroquip Corporation (Eaton), The Times-Bulletin and FLP of Van Wert. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 6 and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved reading and playing games with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, David L. (Lisa) Mosier of Van Wert, Dan (Anita) Edwards of Lima and Douglas (Deborah) Edwards of Batavia; a daughter, Debra (Kevin) Grote of rural Wren; two sisters, Bea Scott of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mabel Spieth of Hillsdale, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, Aaron Mosier, Kyle Mosier, Stephanie Shank, Seth Edwards, Andrew Edwards, Ryan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards, Krista Edwards, Courtney Grote and Mitchel Grote, and three great-grandchildren, Miah Naseman, Joshua Edwards and Aerica Farmer.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Burton Stemen, and two sisters, Zelma Baldwin and Letha Ory.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 18, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Sharon Stonerock officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday, September 17, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice.
Bruce Lee Foreman, 46, of Columbus and formerly of Van Wert, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 9, 2004.
He was the son of Rosemary (Hiller) Foreman and the late Byron Foreman, who died in 1976.
Mr. Foreman was employed with Qwest Communications and was a 1976 graduate of Van Wert High School.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by children Leah Marie, Samuel John and their mother, Kathleen Barkely; two sisters, Elizabeth (Eric) Howard of New Hampshire and Theresa (John) Wortley of Kentucky; a brother, Philip Foreman of Columbus; four nephews and one niece.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, at Tidd Funeral Home with Crematory, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard.
Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of Tidd Funeral Home to be placed in a scholarship fund for Mr. Foreman's children.
Gary Boberg, 56, of Delphos, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2004, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born December 19, 1947, in Lima, the son of the late Melvin J. and Shirley (Crowe) Boberg. He married Marcia L. Warnecke, who survives in Delphos.
Mr. Boberg was a construction worker. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Heart medals. He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 in Delphos, the Delphos Eagles, Delphos American Legion post, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos and was involved with the Delphos Little League program. He was a 1965 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Craig (Tracey) Boberg of Delphos and Chris Boberg, at home; two daughters, Annette (Jerry) Wilhelm and Jennifer (Mike) Martin, both of Delphos; two sisters, Darlene (Lloyd) Rutherford and Sharlene Casteel, both of Iowa; a brother, Don Brubaker of New Jersey, and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Boberg.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Delphos, with military graveside rites performed by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 11, at Harter & Schier Memorial Chapel in Delphos, where a VFW memorial service will beheld at 7 p.m. and a parish wake service at 7:30 that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Boberg Leukemia Fund.