Marvel L. Yoh Agler, 85, of Van Wert and formerly of Convoy, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at Oakwood Village in Springfield.
She was born January 24, 1918, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late John B. and Mattie (Hunter) Basil. In 1941, she married Harold Yoh, who died in 1946. On June 28, 1952, she married Elmer R. Agler, who died October 12, 1995.
Mrs. Agler was a homemaker and also had worked at the old Van Wert County Hospital and National Seal Corp. in Van Wert. She was a member of Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church near Convoy, a member of Convoy Grange and Church Women United of Van Wert County.
Survivors include a son, Phil E. Agler of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Ardith (Larry O.) Howell of Rockford and Ann (Richard) Combs of Orlando, Fla.; two stepsons, Jerry F. (Sharon) Agler of Lewisburg, Tenn., and Dallas E. (Leigh) Agler of Van Wert; one stepdaughter, Rita (Les) Stewart of Springfield; two sisters, Mildred Basil and Betty (Dudley) Stetler, both of Van Wert; eight grandchildren, Teresa Lichtensteiger, Mike Pancake, Rob Agler, Jeff Howell, Greg Agler, Kim Rapking, Dave Stewart and Julie Agler; one stepgrandchild, Aaron Combs, and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Gary, and a great-grandchild.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Blue Creek Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church near Convoy, the Rev. Wayne Karges officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Agler to the church or a charity of donor's choice.
Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert.
Eugene Millard Smith, 72, of 9100 Richey Road, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 9120 Richey Road, Van Wert.
He was born September 15, 1931, in Montpelier, the son of the late Dale Millard and Rachel Hope (Beek) Smith. On June 23, 1984, he married Harriet B. Bixel, who survives in Van Wert.
Mr. Smith, a 1949 graduate of Van Wert High School, retired from General Dynamics Land Systems, Lima, in November 1993. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had attended Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Lima Mennonite Church and Calvary Evangelical Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three brothers: Dale L. Smith of Chula Vista, Calif., and Franklin D. (Donna) Smith and Frederick W. (Clara) Smith, both of Van Wert; a sister, Ima R. (Harold) Putman of Van Wert, and many nieces and nephews.
A brother, Lyle M. Smith, and a sister, Iris Hope Smith, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Raymond E. Feeck of Calvary Evangelical Church and the Rev. Charles E. Warren of Ebenezer Mennonite Church officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy, with military graveside services conducted by the combined honor guards of Isaac Van Wert Post 178, American Legion, and Robert G. Longwell Post 5803, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and one hour before the service on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Smith to Community Health Professionals-Hospice, Calvary Evangelical Church, Ebenezer Mennonite Church or Lima Mennonite Church.
Roy S. Hartman, 97, of Van Wert, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born October 26, 1905, in Sherman, the son of the late Newton Wilbur and Mattie May (Shaffer) Hartman. On April 18, 1936, in Westlake, he married Laura Ann Teubner, who died November 7, 1999.
Mr. Hartman retired from farming in the Wadsworth area. He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son, Roy (Susan) Hartman of College Station, Texas; two daughters, Joan Ann Hartman and Marilyn (Robert) Brandt, both of Van Wert; one sister, Ellen Burdett of Sharon Center; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Van Wert, the Rev. Rick Ebb officiating. There will also be graveside services at 3 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Memorial Park in Lexington (Ohio).
Calling hours will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Hartman to The Lutheran Hour and St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
Brickner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Michael C. Maloney, 84, of Delphos, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.
He was born March 1, 1919, in Lima, the son of the late Leonard and Alice (Helt) Maloney. On April 4, 1940, he married Helen L. Nay, who survives in Delphos.
Mr. Maloney retired from Ford Motor Company after 15 years of service in machine repair. Prior to that he worked for Westinghouse Corp. for 27 years. He was an avid hunter and shooter and enjoyed fishing. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Robert (Carol) Maloney of Middle Point, Stephen (Gloria) Maloney of Wapakoneta, Rodney (Cheryl) Maloney of Delphos and Jeff (Deborah) Maloney of Kansas; a daughter, Carol (Don) Richards of Van Wert; one sister, Elizabeth Schmelzer of Delphos; two brothers, Dick Maloney of Delphos and Dan Maloney of Conersville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Ann Maloney.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, the Rev. Ron Lumm officiating. Burial will be in Venedocia Cemetery, with full military graveside rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday and noon until the time of services at the funeral home.
Jack G. Fox, 59, of Venedocia, died Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at Cleveland Clinic.
He was born February 22, 1944, in Celina, the son of the late Jack F. and Rosemary (Hull) Fox. On August 15, 1996, he married Juanita "Nita" Mullet, who survives in Venedocia.
Mr. Fox was a past member of the Venedocia Lions Club and was a member of the United Baptist of Maysville Masonic. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening, yardwork and playing with his nine dogs.
Survivors include four sons, Derick (Linda) Fox of Panama City, Fla., Aaron (Robin) Fox of Leipsic, Dustin Fox of Columbus and Robert Halsell of Venedocia; three daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Frick of Leipsic, Crystal Fox of Toledo and Cammi Arnold of Venedocia; a sister, Linda (Larry) Collins of Venedocia; one brother, Larry (Donna) Fox of Van Wert; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Fox.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, with Pastor Russel Manus officiating. Burial will include graveside military rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday and an hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Donella Lynn Cornelius, 50, of 328 N. Harrison St., died at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born February 16, 1953, in Van Wert.
Ms. Cornelius was employed at Private Duty Nursing of Community Health Professionals. She was a dedicated Cougar fan.
Survivors include five daughters, Michele Contreras and Lisa Kline, both of Van Wert, Christy Compton of Kendallville, Ind., and Kimberly Kline and Casey Cornelius, both of Ohio City; two brothers, Mike (Paula) Martz of Wolcottville, Ind., and Kevin (Tanya) Martz of Campbellsville, Ky.; a special friend, Dave Horner, and Rory Bigelow, who she cared for, as well as many nieces and nephews and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her children's father, Forest Clarence "Twig" Kline, who died October 1, 1995.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Barry McCune of First United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City, with graveside services set for 2 p.m. Monday.
Calling hours are 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Norma Elizabeth Long McGahan, 92, of Paintsville, Ky., died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2003, at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky.
She was born January 11, 1911, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Wert and Jenny (Longenecker) Long. She married Joseph "Joe" McGahan, who died in 1960.
Mrs. McGahan was past co-owner of McGahan Feed Store.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Elizabeth McGahan and Marcella Haunhorst, both of Paintsville; one grandchild; one great-grandchild, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harry Joseph McGahan, who died in 1962.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos, with Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Grover Hill.
Calling hours are 5-9 p.m. today at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., and 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. McGahan to the Johnson County Senior Citizens.