Terry J. Blue, 61, of New Haven, Ind., died at 3:51 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2003, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born July 4, 1941, in Van Wert, the son of the late Owen Q. and Geraldine (Wilson) Blue.
Mr. Blue had worked at Grabill Cabinet Company in Grabill, Ind.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Blue and Chris Blue, both of Convoy; a daughter, April Blue of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Jack (Sally) Blue of New Haven; one sister, Beverly (Carl) Evans of Van Wert, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and Max Blue, and a sister, Judy Guy.
Private family services will be held.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Pearl A. Childs, 71, of Payne, died at 2 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2003, at her residence.
She was born October 28, 1931, in Payne, the daughter of the late Henry and Ida (Hoop) Hook. On April 4, 1949, she married William F. Childs, who died in 1997.
Mrs. Childs was a retired rural letter carrier who served 28 years with the Payne Post Office. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Payne.
Survivors include three sons, William J. Childs, David W. Childs and Terry L. Childs, all of Payne; two daughters, Kathy Litzenberg of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Debra Simmerman of Payne; three brothers, Nedrey Hook of New Haven, Ind., Clarence Hook of Coca, Fla., and Henry J. Hook of Payne; one sister, Phyllis Stephenson of Monroeville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Payne, the Rev. Amy Haines officiating. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery in Payne.
Calling hours are after 4 p.m. Sunday at Slade Funeral Home in Payne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Paulding County Rehab.
Karl W. Schaadt, 87, of 9923 Ohio City-Willshire Road, Ohio City, died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born October 20, 1915, in Van Wert, the son of the late Joseph W. and Fae (Duprey) Schaadt. On August 9, 1940, in Lakeside, he married A. Florine Profit, who survives.
Mr. Schaadt formerly worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Central Tool Manufacturing Company and retired in 1976 after 28 years for Grange Mutual Casualty Insurance Company as an agent. He was also a retired farmer. He was a member of Ohio City United Methodist Church and was a former church trustee. He also belonged to Liberty Grange (50-year member) and Pomona Grange, the Ohio State Grange, National Grange, Ohio Holstein Friesan Association, Ohio Dairymen's Association, National Rifle Association and Sierra Club. In 1971, he was chosen to participate in an exchange program in Pakistan through Farmers and World Affairs.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Gerald Schaadt of Rockford and Ralph Schaadt of Van Wert.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Waldron officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio City United Methodist Church or the Ohio City EMS.
Wilma Anna Fensler Black, 93, of 3787 Lare Road, Convoy, died at 7:42 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2003, at Convoy Care Center.
She was born November 25, 1909, in rural Convoy, the daughter of the late Frank and Rosa E. (Feasby) Fensler. On March 27, 1931, she married Bernard William Black, who died on April 27, 1980.
Mrs. Black was a homemaker and a life member of Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church near Convoy. She loved to garden, raise chickens, cook, spend time with her family and could play a mean game of Euchre. She had traveled by horse and wagon as a child and lived to see numerous changes throughout her lifetime. She exhibited strength, spunk, a sense of humor and love. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Byron (Kathy) Thompson of Convoy; a sister, Gladys Barkley of Convoy; four grandchildren, Douglas Thompson and Amanda (Michael) Forwerck, both of Convoy; Hayley (Mathew) Neumeier of Lancaster and Vanessa Thompson of Van Wert, and one great-grandson, Chase Michael Forwerck.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Earl Eugene Black, who died on February 5, 1991; four brothers, Floyd, Herbert, Lester and Russell Fensler, and two sister, Lela Crabtree and Ruby Lare.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Countryside Chapel UM Church, the Rev. Wayne Karges officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Gearhart, Mack & Jurczyk Funeral Home in Convoy and an hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the church.
Frieda Cleone Miller, 57, of 221 S. Wayne St., died at 5 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2003, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
She was born January 29, 1945, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the daughter of William E. (Helen) Hurless and the late Frieda Cleone (Beard) Hurless. On October 19, 1968, she married Richard M. "Boots" Miller, who also survives.
Mrs. Miller was owner and operator of Stitch-in-Time Mending and Alteration in Van Wert. She was a member of First Friends Church in Van Wert and a 1964 graduate of Crestview High School. She was also a member of Van Wert Moose Lodge.
In addition to her father and husband, she is survived by a son, Richard Miller Jr. of Van Wert; one daughter, Catherine Miller of Van Wert; two brothers, Robert Owens of Whittier, Calif., and William Loader of Venice, Fla.; one sister, Donna Schultz of Valley Center, Calif., and a granddaughter, Alexis Nikole Miller.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Delores Hurless.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Gene Moser of First Friends Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association.
Connie L. Beair, 52, of 407 S. Fulton St., died Sunday, January 12, 2003, at her residence.
She was born July 12, 1950, in Alden County, Mich., the daughter of the late Otto and Ethel (Cupps) Washburn.
Mrs. Beair was a homemaker. She attended the Pentecostal Church of God, in Scott.
She is survived by five sons, Virgil Day and Tim Hittle, both of Van Wert, Burt Hittle of Scott and Norman Day and Bradley Day, both of Kalkaska County, Mich.; two brothers, Otto Washburn of Tennessee and Bob Washburn of Michigan; four sisters, Barb, Sylvia, Donna and Alberta, all of Michigan; two stepsisters, Rita and Lorain, both of Michigan, and 11 grandchildren.
A son, Martin Day, and a sister, Duke, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, with the Rev. Terry Martin of Pentecostal Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Arbor Spring, Mich., at a later date.
Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Robert J. Metzger, 16, of Lima, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2003, at his residence.
He was born April 29, 1986, in Lima, the son of Margaret A. (King) Metzger and the late William L. Metzger.
Robert was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima and previously attended Marimor School.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, William Henry Metzger of Lima; four stepsisters, Rhonda Perri, Eve Ann Buxton and Bianca Blackwell, all of Columbus, and Chandra Johnson of Sarasota, Fla.; two stepbrothers, Ronald A. (Betsy) Coelho of Lima and William Lee (Shelly) Metzger II of Columbus, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Lee Thomas Metzger.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, with Father David Ross officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Ottoville.
Calling hours are 2-4 Wednesday at the funeral home, where a parish wake service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association.