Michael A. Manken, 55, of Van Wert, died at 12:58 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 19, 1950, in Van Wert County Hospital, the son of Gerald and Marilyn (Miller) Manken, both of whom survive in Van Wert.
Mr. Manken graduated from Van Wert High School in 1968. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Bowling Green State University. He was a fifth-grade teacher at Maplewood Elementary School in the Shawnee Local School District for eight years, where he received the Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Award. He was also a principal at Washington Elementary School for 18 years, retiring in 1998. He was a past president of the United Way of Van Wert County, a member of the Ohio Principals Association, a member of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and also a member of Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He loved teaching and his students. He was also a huge sports fan, especially of college football and the University of Michigan.
In addition to his parents, he was survived by a wife of 23 years, Eileen (Zuber) Manken and daughters Ella and Kayla, all of Van Wert, and a sister, Mary (Mike) Pelton of Van Wert.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Viewing hours are from 2-8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ella and Kayla's educational fund.
Elouise Murray, 88, of Delphos, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Lima Manor nursing home in Lima.
She was born November 12, 1916, in Montana (Ohio), the daughter of the late Alpha J. and Goldie May (Halter) Stirn. On August 19, 1939, in St. John's Rectory, she married Louis Murray, who died August 4, 1991.
Mrs. Murray was a homemaker and retired as a cook at Delphos Jefferson High School. She also had worked at Jack & Jill's Clothing Store in Delphos. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, the church's Grandmothers Club and Star Class. She graduated from Grover Hill High School in 1934.
Survivors include two daughters, Louann (Richard) Kelley of Bellefontaine and Marjorie (Larry) Murray-Martin of Lima; three grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; three great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Vanda Stirn of Fort Wayne, Ind., and her dog, Miko.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Cleo Stirn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, with Rev. Ron Lumm officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos.
Viewing hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Delphos, St. Rita's Hospice in Lima or Lima Manor nursing home.
Raymond K. Beougher, 68, of Rockford, died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Plus Health Care in Lima.
He was born October 17, 1936, in rural Rockford, the son of the late Harry R. and Bertha (Daugherty) Beougher.
Mr. Beougher was retired from Avco-New Idea in Coldwater.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Brotherton of Bluffton and David (Jamie) Beougher of Lima; a daughter, Debra K. Beougher of Lima, and seven sisters, Marilyn (Marvin) Cline, Shirley (Ralph) Sutton, Kathleen Burke and Eileen (Gary) West, all of Van Wert, Linda (Marvin) Fosnaugh of Lima, Jonelle (Larry) Williams of Wapakoneta, ad Mary Lou Beougher of Kankaee, Ill.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford. Burial will be in Stringtown Cemetery in Rockford.
Viewing hours are 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Vernon W. Scarr, 76, of Delphos, died at 3:59 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2005, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 10, 1929, in Napoleon, the son of the late James P. and Ida M. (Schuette) Scarr. On August 22, 1959, he married Pauline L. Omlor, who survives in Delphos.
Mr. Scarr was a registered pharmacist for 45 years. He retired from Bi-Rite Cut Rate Drug after 21 years, then worked part-time at Stallkamp Drug and also worked for his son-in-law at A&A Business Services. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict at the 2nd Evac Hospital in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 in Delphos, a member of the Delphos Canal Commission and was a member and past president of the Delphos Lions Club. He graduated from Napoleon High School in 1947 and Ohio Northern University in 1957. He also enjoyed gardening.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Matthew James Scarr of Kettering; two daughters, Cynthia Ann (Christopher) Cartledge of Schroon Lake, N.Y., and Susan Mary (Mitchell) Tanguay of Lima; three grandchildren, Kathryn (David) Cartledge Becksvoort and Thomas and Daniel Cartledge, and two stepgrandchildren, Amanda and Katelyn Tanguay.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert M., Edmund B. and Melvin W. Scarr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Delphos, with military rites performed by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Viewing hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 8:30 that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Parish Foundation, American Cancer Society or Delphos Canal Commission.
Robert T. Learned, 80, of Van Wert, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
He was born September 16, 1924, in Edon, the son of the late Oliver and Dorothy (Tyson) Learned. On March 28, 1943, he married Enid Ruth Rhoad, who died July 17, 1976.
Mr. Learned had been a commercial photographer, having owned his own business, and had also been a photographer for The Van Wert Times-Bulletin. He had served as a deputy sheriff for the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department and had also worked at the General Electric Company plant in Decatur, Ind., for a number of years. Mr. Learned attended Harvest Pentecostal Church in Scott. He and his son, Jim, had participated in American Red Cross bloodmobiles by transporting the blood to Fort Wayne, Ind. He had also worked with his son producting woodworking crafts that they then sold. He attended many Indianapolis 500 time trials and races as a photographer, loved gospel style music and attended many concerts in Ohio and other parts of the country. In recent years, he had taken up scrapbooking as a hobby.
Survivors include a son, James Richard Learned of Van Wert, and two daughters, Sandra (Kaye) Learned and Beth A. Learned, both of Van Wert.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Learned.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Terry Martin officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Viewing hours are from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Edison Center.
Clarence Buckloh, 87, of St. Marys, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Tuesday, July 24, 1917, in Coldwater, the son of the late Charles and Florence (West) Buckloh. On April 5, 1947, he married Rose Anna Spencer, who died March 20, 2004.
Mr. Buckloh was a farmer in the Rockford area for many years and was also a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Ruth Buckloh of Coldwater and Dorothy Buckloh of Celina, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Cleon Buckloh, Harold Buckloh and Cloyd Buckloh, and three sisters, Omaya Buckloh, Marcella VanTilburg and Ruth Massey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Lehman Funeral Home in Celina, with the Rev. John A. Rager and Rev. Michael Berne officiating. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
Viewing hours are 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, and an hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Janet L. Craig, 48, of 123 S. Liberty St., Convoy, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 6, 1957, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Harold and Elizabeth (Breese) Stegaman.
Ms. Craig was a waitress at The Tavern in Convoy. She was a member of Eagles Aerie 886 in Van Wert, the Road Sirs Car Club and was on the Convoy Community Days Committee for many years. She was a 1975 graduate of Lincolnview High School.
Survivors include a son, Robert King of Convoy; one daughter, Stacie (Rich) Strunkenberg of Van Wert; three brothers, Richard (MaryKay) Stegaman and Harold (Vicki) Stegaman, both of Van Wert, and Doyt Stegaman of Landeck; a sister, JeLaine (James) Agler of Van Wert; four grandchildren, BreAnna Nicole Stegaman, Bailey Elizabeth Stegaman, David Braxton Stegaman and Braden Michael King, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two nephews, Curtis Anthony Stegaman and David Michael Germann.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 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.
Viewing hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for assistance with funeral expenses.