Ethel E. Wallace, 98, of Van Wert, died at 6:45 pm. Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born March 21, 1905, in York Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Nathan and Sarah (Roush) Dunifon. On September 6, 1930, she married Sherman H. Wallace, who died January 7, 2000.
Mrs. Wallace was a 1925 graduate of Van Wert High School and Cincinnati Missionary Training School and worked for a year at a children's home in Helena, Mont. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member of United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a son, David (Nancy) Wallace of New Haven, Ind.; three daughters, Phyllis (Walter) Koch of Elida, Marlene (Jack) McHenney of Van Wert and Naomi (Rex) Moore of Decatur, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Doyt and Thomas Dunifon, and a sister, Mable Strickler.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 24, at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 3:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Wallace to First United Methodist Church-Hospice or the Activities Fund of Vancrest Health Care Center.
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Angela Jean Mason, 35, of 7082 Lincoln Highway, Convoy, died at 6 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2003, at her residence from ALS.
She was born October 23, 1968, in Defiance, the daughter of Bobbie Brown Battin, who survives in Ney, and the late Wayne Brown. On June 5, 1990, in Phoenix, Ariz., she married Robert J. "Bob" Mason Jr., who survives at home.
Mrs. Mason had been employed at Roundy's in Van Wert. She was a 1987 graduate of Fairview High School and was a member of the Women's Bowling Association.
In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by a stepfather, Lale Battin of Ney; one son, Tyler, at home; a daughter, Jessica (Nick) Disbro of Edon; two brothers, Bill Battin of Florida and James Battin of Sherwood; four sisters, Sarah Goller of Ney, Ruth (Bernard) Hahn of Napoleon, Tina (Dave) Fox of Florida and Jenny Brown of Bloomington, Ind., and two grandchildren, Trenton and Reece Disbro.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Monday, October 27, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Mason to the ALS Association, Community Health Professionals-Hospice or the Tyler Mason Fund.
Philip R. Brown, 60, of 721 S. Tyler St., Van Wert, died at 4:23 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2003, at Van Wert Manor nursing home.
He was born July 15, 1943, in Dundalk, Md., the son of Edward Brown, who survives in Maryland, and the late Nelle (Smith) Brown. On July 12, 1971, he married Darlene J. McCombs, who died March 5, 2002.
Mr. Brown retired from Kennedy Manufacturing in Van Wert in 2002 after 28 years of service. He was a member of Pentecostal Way Church in Van Wert and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed hunting and camping at Woodbridge Campground in Paulding.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a son, Shawn Brown of Van Wert; one daughter, Misty Shindeldecker of Van Wert; one brother, Gerald (Fran) Brown of Seville; a sister, Linda (Roger) Simpson of Baltimore, Md.; one granddaughter, Marcy Saylor, and a dear friend, Theresa Chivington.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Bill Watson officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Ridge Township, with military graveside rites performed by the combined units of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803 and American Legion Post 178, both of Van Wert.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Brown to Van Wert Manor or to the family.
Marie Elizabeth McGahan, 52, of Paintsville, Ky., died at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2003, at her residence.
She was born September 4, 1951, in Johnson County, Ky., the daughter of the late Joseph "Joe" and Norma (Long) McGahan. She never married.
Miss McGahan was disabled and had attended grade school at Our Lady of the Mountains School in Paintsville.
Survivors include a sister, Marcella (Eugene) Haunhorst of Paintsville, and a nephew, Ralph Haunhorst of Paintsville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos, with Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Grover Hill.
Falling hours are 4:30 p.m. Monday and 5-9 p.m. Monday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., and from 11 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Miss McGahan to the Johnson County Senior Citizens.
Walter "Pat" Davidson, 92, of Elida, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2003, at Roselawn Manor nursing home in Spencerville.
She was born April 4, 1911, in Allen County, the son of the late Frank Emerson and Ida Loreen (Boyer) Davidson. On June 16, 1942, he married Leoda Davidson, who died September 2, 2003, after 61 years of marriage.
Mr. Davidson farmed and retired from Ford Engine Plant. He was a member of New Creation Lutheran Church in Elida.
Survivors include a son, Gary (Laura) Davidson of Lima; one daughter, Delores "Dee" (Bob) Lee of Delphos; two sisters, Gladys Ray of Arizona and Kathryn Patten of California; one brother, Harold Davidson of California; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Creation Lutheran Church in Elida, the Rev. Don Leckrone officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery in Elida.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos and an hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Davidson to New Creation Lutheran Church in Elida.
Lula M. "Lou" Miller, 93, of Delphos, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, October 26, 2003, at Sarah Jane Living Center in Delhpos.
She was born September 23, 1910, in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Frank O. and Hulda (Sheeks) Betts. On October 8, 1930, she married David H. Miller, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and loved quilting and crafting. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Delphos, the Eagles Aerie 471 auxiliary (life member) and was part of the Eagles drill team.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth (Ralph) Granger of Sidney and A. Earlene (Joseph) Hoehn of Olmstead Falls; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Harold and Francis "Tom" Betts; a sister, Hazel Burger, and a grandson, Rick Granger.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 30, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Delphos, the Rev. William P; Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Ottawa River Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos, and hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Miller to the church.
H. Robert Foreman, 75, of 1125 Woodland Ave., died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
He was born December 22, 1927, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of the late Home Elsworth and Vera Mae (Ankney) Foreman. On February 7, 1948, he married Leota Pearl "Tote" Sigler, who died May 30, 1997.
Mr. Foreman retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1988 after 19 years of service. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Van Wert and was a 1946 graduate of Van Wert High School. He was also a World War II veterans serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the South Pacific. He was a life member of Robert G. Longwell Post 5803, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1197; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1320 and Lodge 218, Free and Accepted Masons, all in Van Wert.
Survivors include three daughters, Cathy Elaine (Dick) Stemen of Catlettsburg, Ky.; Susan (David L.) Younts of Middle Point and Debra Whitaker of Belle Center; a brother, Eugene D. (Norma) Foreman of Van Wert; two sisters, Virginia J. (David) Pollock of Van Wert and Shirley (Robert) Adams of Mendon; five grandchildren, Dawn (Wehage) Freeman of Van Wert, Jason Younts of Manchester, Mich., Trenton Younts of Middle Point; Travis Finkhousen of Columbus and Bryan Finkhousen of Tampa, Fla.; seven stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren, Megan Freeman, Garrett Freeman and Erika Younts, and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Byron Lee Foreman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, with military graveside rites conducted by the combined honor guards of VFW Post 5803 and American Legion Post 178, both of Van Wert.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 31, at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Foreman to the Van Wert Dialysis Center or St. Mark's Lutheran Church.