Viola M. Balliet, 66, of Ohio City, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Putnam Acres Nursing Home in Ottawa.
She was born May 14, 1936, in Celina, the daughter of the late Phillip A. Ramsey and the late Josephine (Burch) Ramsey-Carpenter. On December 22, 1956, in Celina, she married Gerald C. Balliet, who died March 19, 2001.
Mrs. Balliet was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in rural Van Wert, a member of Van Wert Women of the Moose Chapter 6 and a member of the Class of 1956 at Celina High School.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald C. (Christina) Balliet Jr. of Convoy and Donald E. (Sue) Balliet of Ohio City; two daughters, Mary Jane (Wayne) Parker of Gilboa and Pam (Clay) Strawser of Scott; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, John A., Russell L. and Robert F. Ramsey, and two sisters, Laura Smelser and Anna M. Dunno Walker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Women of the Moose memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Van Wert County Heart Association.
Elaine F. Pollock, 52, of 738 N. Jefferson St., died at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born December 24, 1949, in Toledo, the daughter of the late Charles J. and Rae Dean (Tyler) Benner.
On January 20, 1968, in Angola, Ind., she married Larry W. Pollock, who died September 13, 1995.
Mrs. Pollock worked at Kennedy Manufacturing in Van Wert for 25 years.
Survivors include a son, Charles (Kimberly) Pollock of Ohio City; one daughter, Jodi (boyfriend Rob Myers) Pollock of Van Wert; three brothers, Philip Benner of Falls Church, Va., and Douglas (Robbin) Benner and David (Agnes) Benner, both of Van Wert; three sisters, Christine (Tom) Stutz of Delphos, and Debra K. Benner and Bonne (Paul) Coburn, both of Van Wert, and two grandchildren, Jacob and Jared Pollock of Ohio City.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Baucom.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Dr. Joseph Harr officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery near Middle Point.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Brethren Church or Trinity Friends Church.
Kathleen "Nancy" Dolbey, 81, of rural Middle Point, died suddenly at 11:48 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2002, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima from complications following surgery.
She was born November 26, 1920, in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, South Wales, the daughter of the late Fred and Bessie (Date) Perry. On December 26, 1946, in Middle Point, she married Glenn E. Dolbey, who died December 3, 2000.
Mrs. Dolbey was a homemaker but had taught elementary school in England prior to marriage. She was a member of Middle Point Presbyterian Church and the women's group of the church. She had formerly taught Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Van Wert County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Roger) Overholt of Van Wert and Kathryn (Dave) Rahrig of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Rene Gooding of England; eight grandchildren, Eric, Amy and Chad Overholt, Tyson, Meghan and Kelsey Rahrig, Kendra Mallon and Amanda Crawford; seven great-grandchildren, Danielle, Tyson, Haley, Chayten, Nicholas, Jonathan and Alexa, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother Geoffrey Perry.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Middle Point Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Edward Jillson officiating. Burial will be in Horeb Cemetery near Venedocia.
Calling hours are 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert and an hour prior to services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Point Presbyterian Church.
Howard L. Bevington, 70, of Ohio City, died at 8 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2002, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
He was born March 23, 1932, in Venedocia, the son of the late Carl "Pat" and Marian E. (Tester) Bevington. On July 25, 1986, in Covington, Ky., he married Nancy Wendel, who survives in Ohio City.
Mr. Bevington retired in 1987 as manager of Mercer Landmark. He was a member and past commander of the Harvey Lewis Post of the American Legion in Ohio City, had served as fire chief of the Ohio City Volunteer Fire and EMS Department and had been involved in youth activities in Ohio City for many years. He was a member of the Rockford Eagles and had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Randy (Judy) Bevington of Nipomo, Calif., and Todd (Ellen) Bevington of Wabash; three daughters, Lynn (Rex) Davis of Middle Point, Lee (Larry) Schumm of Van Wert and Laura (Sam) Brewster of Lansing, Mich.; a stepson, Walter Simon of Rockford; three stepdaughters, Andrea (Paul) McHenry of Orlando, Fla., Judie Cochiols of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jenifer (Brooks) Call of Rockford; one brother, Rodney (Kay) Bevington of Van Wert; a sister, Joan Boley of St. Marys; 13 grandchildren, Jason and Brian Davis, Luke and Lanna (Schumm) Pollock, Cody and Ben Bevington, Marion and Hank Bevington, Brittney, Molly and Spencer Brewster, and Cade and Cassie Bevington; three stepgrandchildren, Dustin and Alexis McHenry, Lindsey Black and Jeremy and Ed Roberts; one great-grandchild, Risa Pollock, and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Kaitlin Pollock and Jarrod and Austin Roberts.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Colleen Bevington.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Steve Waterman officiating. Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery in Mercer County, with military graveside rites conducted by the Ohio City American Legion post.
Calling hours are from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio City EMS.
Larry F. Agler, 64, of 125 Logan St., died at 9:42 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2002, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born March 21, 1938, in Decatur, Ind., the son of Marjorie Berniece (Miltenberger) Agler and the late Willis Francis Agler. On October 2, 1997, he married Mary Elizabeth (Point) Crider, who survives.
Mr. Agler retired November 30, 2000, from Navistar International in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Springfield. He attended Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of Van Wert Lodge 218, Free & Accepted Masons; Van Wert Council 73, Royal & Select Masons; Van Wert Chapter 71, Royal Arch Masons; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Valley of Toledo; Ivanhoe Commandery 54, of Knights Templar, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 886. He was a 1957 graduate of Van Wert High School.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Kevin (Beth) Agler of Cincinnati; one daughter, Vicki (Tim) Cochran of Urbana; two brothers, James L. (Jelaine) Agler and Steven A. (Nancy) Agler, both of Van Wert; two sisters, Sandra Jean (Donald E.) Stemen of Van Wert and Susan (Jim) Lindeman of Ohio City; three stepsons, Carl (Kathy) Crider of Point St. Lucy, Fla., Sid (Cindy) Crider of Lakeview and Michael (Lisa) Crider of Beaver Creek; a grandson, Kevin Agler, and five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kyle Cochran.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Richard Birk of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at a time yet to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Wert Masonic Lodge.
Betty King, 79, of Payne, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, September 22, 2002, at Dallas Lamb Foundation Home in Payne.
She was born May 25, 1923, in New Bremen, the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Emma (Sellemeyer) Vitz. On June 28, 1947, she married Arden King, who survives.
Mrs. King retired in 1983 as an English teacher at Wayne Trace High School. She was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, Hesperian Chapter 281, Order of Eastern Star; Laetitia Club and Sorosis, all of Payne.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Rick King of Payne and Gayle King of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Cathy Wiley of Bellefontaine; one brother, Richard Vitz of Waverly, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Jacob's United Church of Christ in Payne, the Rev. James Langham officiating. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery in Payne.
Calling hours are after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Slade Funeral Home in Payne, where an Eastern Star service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. that day.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Pamela Jean Gunnell, 54, of Lakeland, Fla., and formerly of Van Wert, died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at her residence.
She was born September 23, 1948, in Kokomo, Ind., the daughter of the late Oscar E. and Crystal (Rowland) Abney. She married Richard Gunnell, who survives in Lakeland.
Mrs. Gunnell was self-employed as a Certified Public Accountant.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Teena George of Tampa, Fla., and Starla Fleshman of Lakeland; one sister, Nancy Gilbert of Pas Christiana, Miss., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert, the Rev. Dr. Edward Jillson officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Calling hours are 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.