Louise Fair, 79, of Delphos, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at her residence.
She was born September 27, 1924, in Bluffton, Ind., the daughter of the late Howard and Lavina (Baber) Hoover. On September 25, 1943, she married Ivan "Tucker" Fair, who survives in Delphos.
Mrs. Fair worked at Meyers Cleaners and retired from Van Dyne Crotty. She was a volunteer at the Inter-Faith Thrift Shop and was a member of Delphos Wesleyan Church for 44 years. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and sewing.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Kenneth (Sherry) Fair of Delphos; one sister, Katie (Robert) White of Middle Point; a brother, Mel (Val) Hoover of Marietta; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ben, Howard and Milton Hoover.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, the Rev. Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Fair to Delphos Wesleyan Church.
Marcile K. Tribolet, 94, of Van Wert, died at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born January 15, 1909, in Van Wert, the daughter, of the late Daniel and Lillian (Palmer) McCollum. She first married Ray Waldron and then Chet Tribolet, both of whom preceded her in death.
Mrs. Tribolet had been an employee of the former DWG Cigar Manufacturing plant in Van Wert.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Klewer and Nancy (Bill) Evans, both of Van Wert; two sons, Jack (Barb) Tribolet and Gary (Eunice) Tribolet, both of Van Wert; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Derbin and Kenneth McCollum; four sisters, Nell Marvin, Norene Thomas, Elizabeth Seymore and Madge Coombs, plus an infant brother and infant sister, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, October 20, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Tribolet to the Activities Fund of Vancrest Health Care Center.
E. Jeanne Pollock Wise, 79, of 1014 Woodland Ave., died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, September 1, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born November 11, 1923, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late James and Mary (Coil) Lewis. On August 18, 1940, she married Stanley Robert Pollock, who died February 10, 1975. In September 1986, she married Robert J. Wise, who died December 15, 1995.
Mrs. Wise retired from Aeroquip Corporation in 1987. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Van Wert and the auxiliaries of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803 in Van Wert. She was a 1940 graduate of York High School and was the 1940 Queen Jubilee of the Van Wert Peony Festival.
Survivors include three sons, Terry R. (Carolyn) Pollock of Los Alamitos, Calif., and Jeff L. (Marcia) Pollock and Scott M. (Vicki) Pollock, both of Van Wert; three stepsons, Sam Wise of Van Wert, Jim (Brenda) Wise of Hillsdale, Mich., and Jeff (Teresa) Wise of Convoy; two stepdaughters, Julie (Steve) Youtsey of Haviland and Sara (Joel) Haller of Camden, Mich.; a sister, Peg Schwartz of rural Van Wert; six grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren, and many great-grandchildren (one due in April 2004).
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lewis.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial will be in King Cemetery in Washington Township.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Wise to the American Cancer Society.
Rev. Lauchland C. Oliver, 77, formerly of Portsmouth, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003, at Van Wert Manor nursing home.
He was born August 14, 1926, in St. John's, Antigua, the son of the late Anthony Oliver and the late Lena (Murn) Oliver Jarvis. On December 27, 1951, he married Jean Annette Matthew, who preceded him in death.
Rev. Oliver was a retired Methodist minister serving mainly in Ohio and Florida. He was a member of the Ironton AME Church and was a member of Masonic Lodge 9 in Portsmouth.
Survivors include four sons, Karle (Stacy) Oliver of Van Wert, Irving Oliver of Phoenix, Ariz., and Daniel Oliver and Clinton Oliver, both of the West Indies; two daughters, Olivette (David) Pagan of Newark, N.J., and Gretel Oliver of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Camilla Brown of New York City, and four grandsons, Robert, Anthony, Trey and Isaiah Oliver.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Oliver and Lauchland Oliver Jr., and one brother, John James Oliver.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Rev. Oliver to Masonic Lodge 9 in Portsmouth.
Winifred E. Perl, 89, of Convoy, died at 11:16 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born July 6, 1914, in Toronto, Canada, the daughter of the late Bill and Ada (Ingram) Alexander.
Ms. Perl worked in the food service office at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., for a number of years and retired from Irene Byron Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
Survivors include three sons, Gene (Geneva) Perl and Glen (Gail) Perl, both of Fort Wayne, and Gary (Ory) Perl of Convoy, and several grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Alexander.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Neil Hammons officiating. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
Calling hours are from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Ms. Perl to the Convoy EMS Squad or Van Wert EMS Squad.
Colleen Ann Conley, 70, of Antwerp, died at 7:35 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2003, at Roselawn Manor in Spencerville.
She was born November 23, 1932, in Delphos, the daughter of the late Joseph and Estella (Best) Wieging. On February 27, 1954, she married Albert Conley, who died November 27, 2000.
Mrs. Conley was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelistic Catholic Church in Delphos and was a past member of the Ohio Child Conservation League. She enjoyed needlework and mowing her grass and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Donald (Denise) Conley of Delphos and Daniel (Todd Jackson) Conley of Royal Oak, Mich.; two daughters, Cheryl (David) Suever of Spencerville and Shelley (John) Doudna of Antwerp; three brothers, Merlin (Mary Lou) Wieging of Upper Sandusky, Darrell (Judy) Wieging of Ohio City and Donald (Barb) Wieging of Huntington, Ind.; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shiela Jo Anne Conley; one sister, Janet Wieging, and a brother, Harold Wieging.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, with Father Thomas Gorman officiating.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Conley to the Pilot Dog Association and Sight Center.
Thomas Roy Tippie, 56, of Delphos, died at 6:18 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2003, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.
He was born October 3, 1946, in Lima, the son of Catherine (Krebs) Tippie, who survives in Delphos, and the late Roy Woodrow Wilson Tippie. On August 27, 1984, he married Cecelia A. Bowers, who also survives in Delphos.
Mr. Tippie retired from General Motors as a core maker. He was an active member of United Auto Workers Union Local 211 and a member of the Brick Masons Union. He also belonged to St. John the Evangelistic Catholic Church in Delphos and graduated from Delphos St. John's in 1964. He was an avid antique collector and had been a tank mechanic in the U.S. Army who served in Germany during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by four sons, Travis M. (Tari) Tippie of Fort Jennings, Toby J. (Lisa) Tippie of Lima, Christopher P. Showalter of Columbus and Andrew G. Tippie of Delphos; a daughter, Cayonna P. Torman of Fort Jennings; one sister, Constance Steman of Delphos, a brother, Michael Tippie of Delphos, and seven grandchildren, Kendra Faye Stocklin, Rileigh Catherine Tippie, Olivia Ellen Marie Tippie, Emma Margaret Tippie, Steven Ray Torman, Natalie Patricia Torman and Natasha Ann Torman.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Domin and Linda Johnston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelistic Catholic Church in Delphos, with Father Thomas Gorman officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Delphos, with full military graveside rites performed by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.