Patricia J. Coleman, 84, of Van Wert, died at 6:35 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2005, at her residence.
She was born March 21, 1921, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Glenn and Iva (Black) Steinmetz. On February 3, 1945, in Van Wert, she married Raymond L. Coleman, who survives in Van Wert.
Mrs. Coleman was a member of Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Ronald L. (Linda) Coleman of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Paula M. (Larry) Giessler of Van Wert and Kathy J. (Gregg) Perry of Monroeville, Ind.; one brother, Glen Steinmetz of Van Wert; two sisters, Eleanor (Vic) Gentile of Van Wert and Phyllis Ann Schaadt of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren, Trevor Coleman, Erin (Phillip) Morton, Adam Giessler of Van Wert and Alisha (Charles) Buchanan, and two great-granddaughters, Morgan and Sydney Morton.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Luella Mae Steinmetz and Pauline Frock.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Raymond Feeck officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Viewing hours are 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Wert County Council on Aging or the Van Wert EMS squad.
Richard Curtis "RC" Moore Jr., 58, of 405 N. Main St., Middle Point, went to be with his Lord at 4:08 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2005, at Lincolnway Home in Ridge Township, Van Wert County, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born June 23, 1947, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Richard C. Sr. and Ruth E. (Taylor) Moore. On October 5, 1968, he married Sandra Stemen, who survives in Middle Point.
Mr. Moore retired from Federal-Mogul Corporation in Van Wert. He was a member of Middle Point United Methodist Church, was president of the Van Wert County Outdoorsman's Club and was a hunter safety instructor for many years. He had also been a 4-H advisor and had participated in the Crestview Indian Days for more than 20 years. He was an avid reader and loved history, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Clinton and Michael Moore; five daughters, Heather Moore, Larissa (Angelo) Watson, Kristin Moore, Katlyn Moore and Misty Moore; three sisters, Janice (Roger) Avery, Linda (Bob) Nash and Sandy Hardesty, and eight grandchildren, Curtis Moore, Caleb Moore, Cassie Cloud, Destiny Brown, Aisha Watson, Xander Watson, Nicholas Gonzales and Hannah Moore.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Moore.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, July 16, at Middle Point United Methodist Church, with Pastor Cindy Lumm officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery in Union Township.
Viewing hours are two hours prior to services Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family or a charity of donor's choice.
Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert was in charge of arrangements.
Roger A. Brake, 52, of Van Wert, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born February 23, 1953, in Van Wert County, the son of Kenneth M. Brake and the late Dorothy M. (Allemeier) Brake.
Mr. Brake was a retired employee of Teleflex Corporation. He worked with horses, loved animals and enjoyed decorating for Christmas.
In addition to his father, survivors include his companion, Sue Leiendecker; a brother, Larry Brake of Spokane, Wash.; one sister, Kendra Rider of Van Wert; Leiendecker's children, Eva, James, Audrey, Brandy and Melissa; Leiendecker's grandchildren, Skyler, Cody, Libby, Tanner, Cloey, Lexis and Preston, and the following nieces and nephews, Amber Fabian of Van Wert and Traci, Trisha, Casey, Erin and Kylee, all of Spokane.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Rev. Cindy Lumm officiating.
Viewing hours are 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice.
Eileen J. Beerline, 81, of Elida, died at 11:06 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2005, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.
She was born November 7, 1923, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Benjamin M. and Una I. (Stemen) Hoover. She married Charles W. Beerline, who died April 4, 2000.
Mrs. Beerline was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Elida.
Survivors include two daughters, Una M. (James) Bookman and Diane J. Sharp, both of Elida; two grandchildren, Don Comston and Laurie Hanf; five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Elida, with the Rev. Jim Burge officiating. Burial will be in Salem Mennonite Cemetery in Elida.
Viewing hours are 2-8 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ritaís Medical Center-Hospice or Immanuel United Methodist Church in Elida.
Leland Hisey Shaffer, 76, of Van Wert, died at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert.
He was born August 11, 1928, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Leo and Velma (Hisey) Shaffer. On July 17, 1948, he married Pauline Bollenbacher, who survives at their residence.
Mr. Shaffer worked at Continental Can and retired from there after 38 years of service. He also worked at the Bon Ton for seven years. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ on Oregon Road near Rockford. He was a 1946 graduate of Rockford High School.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Diane (Dave) Akerman of Van Wert and Rhonda (Doug) Archbold of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Martha Jane (John) Sidenbender of Rockford and Mary (Nick) DeLong of Antwerp; five sisters-in-law, Donna Shaffer of Kokomo, Ind., Virginia Wendel, Jo Shaffer and Norma Shaffer, all of Celina, and Pat Shaffer of Van Wert; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Glenn, Thurman, Basil, Robert, Don, Charles and Leo Shaffer Jr., and a sister-in-law, Wilma Shaffer.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, at St. Paulís United Church of Christ near Rockford, the Rev. Jerry Fleuckiger officiating. Burial will be in St. Paulís Church Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals-Hospice in Van Wert.
Mildred A. Williamson, 93, of Nokomis, Fla., died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Venice Regional Medical Center in Venice, Fla.
She was born December 14, 1911, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late William O. and Clara (Pfleuger) Myers. She first married James M. Mace, who preceded her in death, and then married Orley I. Williamson, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Williamson had worked at the former DWG Cigar Company and then for Kennedy Manufacturing Company, both in Van Wert.
Survivors include a daughter, Georgia (Wilbur) Martin of Van Wert; one stepson, Wilbur (Lois) Williamson of Van Wert; one granddaughter, Cheryl (Dan) Brown of Van Wert, and two stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty L. Mace; two stepsons, Delbert and Forest Williamson; one brother, Oscar Myers; a sister, Louise Mason, and one half-sister, Pauline Wimmers.
A private family funeral service will be conducted. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donorís choice.
Funeral arrangements were conducted by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Robert P. Ford, 95, of Sandusky, died early Wednesday morning, June 15, 2005, at the Stein Hospice Care Center following a brief illness.
He was born September 3, 1909, in Ft. Loudon, Pa. On November 4, 1933, he married Evelyn M. Gordon, who survives in Sandusky.
Mr. Ford retired from Sears Roebuck Company, where he had been employed as a service man. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Heights-Lion Heart Lodge 633 in Lyndhurst ad the Al Koran Shrine in Cleveland.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Thomas C. (Linda) Ford of St. Louis, Mo., and Richard A. (Debbie) Ford of Van Wert; a daughter, Sharon (George) Weisenbach of Middle Bass Island; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sandusky, wit the Rev. Philip A. Gardner officiating. Graveside funeral services will also be conducted at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Middle Bass Island Cemetery, with the Rev. Karl Steuk officiating.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where a Masonic will be held at 7 that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.