Judith Rose Boyce, 58, of Rockford, died at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, where she had been a patient.
She was born December 14, 1945, in Celina, the daughter of the late Robert Henry and Helen (Althoff) Huttis. On January 5, 1964, she married Thomas Boyce, and he survives.
Mrs. Boyce was an elementary remedial reading school teacher for Parkway Local School District and had been at Parkway since 1966. She obtained her master's degree in education at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hopewell and a member of the women's group of the church. She also belonged to Delta Kappa Gamma, Rockford Friends of the Library, American Association of University Women, the Ohio Education Association and the Parkway Local Education Association.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Steven J. (Cristine) Boyce of Decatur, Ind.; one daughter, Diana L. (Toby J.) Boyce Kramer of Wapakoneta; a brother, Robert "Bert" (Karen) Huttis of St. Marys; two sisters, Doloros (Allan) Irish of Coldwater and Sylvia (Gary) Katterheinrich of New Knoxville; a grandchild, and six stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hopewell (on Ohio 118 south of Rockford), with Pastor Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will be in Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, and an hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in Hopewell.
Charles Darold "Doc" Dimock, 87, of Oakwood, died at 6:22 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Defiance Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 19, 1917, in Dupont, the son of the late Dorr B. and Ethyl M. (Bair) Dimock. On March 19, 1938, he married Neocia Yoh, who died October 22, 2002.
Mr. Dimock was employed by Dresser Industries in Defiance, retiring in 1982 after 36 years. He is survived by a son, Darold W. "Butch" (Pat) Dimock of Defiance; four daughters, Connie (Richard) Weller and Brenda Eakins, both of Defiance, Carlotta (James) Hahn of Cecil and Karen (Wayne) Hayes of Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Marceile (Victor) Tuohy of Defiance and Faye Kamphaus and Donna (Nolan) Shisler, both of Oakwood; two brothers, Carl (Jan) Dimock of Defiance and Ed (Carolyn) Dimock of Napoleon; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Harvey Dimock, and six sisters, Thelma Bradford, Eileen Myers, Maxine Clark, Betty Corey, Ada Squires and Marlee Foos.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at DenHerder Funeral Home in Paulding, with Pastor Terry Porter officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Garden in Defiance.
Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Monday, April 19, and from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakwood EMS Squad.
Robert L. Auld, 86, of St. Marys, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community in St. Marys.
He was born February 23, 1918, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Sergison) Auld. On April 23, 1943, he married Dorothy Roberts, who died April 15, 2002.
Mr. Auld retired as a civilian electrical engineer with the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton in December 1974. He was a member of NARFE, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gideons International and Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
Survivors include a son, John (Jean Ann) Auld of Convoy; one daughter, Sharon (Voris) Mapes of New Carlisle; a sister, Ethel Versnick of Travelers Rest, S.C.; six grandchildren, Beth (Bob) Cook; Amy (Dan) Howard, Fred (Toni) McDaniel, Sammi (Kirby) Joseph, James (Ilisha) Auld and Wesley Auld; nine great-grandchildren; three nephews, Matthew (Kristen) Roberts, Timothy (Jennifer) Roberts and David (Barbara) Versnick; a niece, Ruth Versnick, and one brother-in-law, Richard (Helen) Roberts.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sadie Thompson and Irene Thompson, and a brother, J. Clifford Auld.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Meyer Community Room & Chapel, Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, the Rev. David Woodyard officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at Otterbein St. Marys.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein Homes Benevolent Care Fund or Gideons International.
Joseph D. McCarthy Sr., 78, of Fort Gratiot Township, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, in St. Joseph Hospital West, Mt. Clemens.
He was born December 21, 1925, in Boston, Mass., son of the late Jeremiah and Mary McCarthy. He married Patricia J. O’Reilly on April 7, 1951, in Belmont, Mass., and she survives.
Mr. McCarthy enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 and was enrolled in Holy Cross College where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in naval science. He then became a Commissioned Officer and served in the South West Pacific and Japan and continued in the Naval Reserves until 1958. He graduated from Boston University Law School in 1950 and received his MBA from the University of Michigan in 1951. Mr. McCarthy began his career with Chrysler Corporation in 1951 as a tax attorney. During his 32-year career with the company, he served in a variety of upper management positions, including president of the Marysville Marine and Industrial Division, president of the Amplex Division and retired in 1983 as general manager of Diversified Products World Wide. In 1985 he was appointed court administrator for the St. Clair County 72nd District Court and later became the county’s first District Court magistrate. He was a member of St. Edward’s on the Lake Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 8274. In 1997, he became a 4th degree Knight with Father John R. Hogan Council 2521. He was a former Fort Gratiot Township trustee and treasurer, member of the Michigan and St. Clair County Bar Associations, and served his community in a variety of other ways during his lifetime.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia; five children, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. (Madelyn) McCarthy Jr. of Fort Gratiot, Mr. and Mrs. Rob (Janice) Voss of Ann Arbor, Dr. and Mrs. Bruce (Sue) McCarthy of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Anne) Wells of Tecumseh; and Justin McCarthy of Grand Rapids; and ten grandchildren, Joseph, John, Lauren, Jack and Mark McCarthy, Benjamin, Patricia and Alexander Voss and Spenser and Caitlin Wells.
The funeral liturgy begins at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home with procession to St. Edward’s on the Lake Catholic Church for the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Father Joseph M. Esper will officiate. The Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Military honors will be provided under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council.
Visitation was 7-9 p.m. on Monday and 3-5:30 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. A Scripture service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. A Rosary was recited at 8:30 Tuesday evening by the Knights of Columbus.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Knights of Columbus Council 8274.
To send condolences and messages of sympathy, visit http://www.pollockrandallfuneralhome.com/.
Edna Mae Carey, 86, of Bellefontaine, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, at Van Wert Manor nursing home in Van Wert.
She was born February 24, 1918, in Walnut Grove, Calif., the daughter of the late William H. and Gladys (Manford) Hancock. On June 30, 1934, she married Warren A. Carey, who died March 25, 2002, widowing her after 68 years of marriage.
Mrs. Carey was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Church of the Brethren in Bellefontaine, where she was the church organist. She was also the church organist for the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was an accomplished pianist.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois (Tom) Boyer of Fairfield Glad, Tenn., and Sheila Slechta of Citrus Heights, Calif.; three brothers, Chester Hancock of Sacramento, Calif., and Bill (Betty) Hancock and Walter Hancock, both also of California; 10 grandchildren, including Julie (Michael) Medford of Van Wert and Carrie (Dan) Finkhousen, formerly of Van Wert; 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Chester “Buzz” Carey, who died in October 1988.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor A.W. Purdin of the Church of the Brethren in Bellefontaine officiating. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery in Spencerville.
Calling hours are 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Wert Manor Activity Fund or a charity of donor’s choice.
T. Lynn Grubaugh, 88, of rural Haviland, died at 5:53 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born March 21, 1916, in Paulding County, the son of the late Thomas J. and Ada F. (Goble) Grubaugh. On March 10, 1939, he married Vernice F. Finegan, who survives at home.
Mr. Grubaugh was a farmer and retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation in Mary 1976 with 15 years of service. He attended Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert and was presently attending the Ravinia Park Baptist Church in Richmond, Ind. He was a graduate of Haviland High School, a past president of the Paulding County Farm Bureau, a past school board member of the Grover Hill school system and served on the county and local school boards of Paulding County.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jim (Maureen) Grubaugh of Haviland and Don (Julia) Grubaugh of LaOtto, Ind.; a daughter, Sue Lynne (Ray) Raby of Richmond, Ind.; one special cousin/sister, Betty Luard; 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Forest E. Grubaugh, and one sister, Naomi Williamson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Charles McMahon Jr. and Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Blue Creek Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 23, and an hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc.
Polly D. Montgomery, 91, of Van Wert, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born May 7, 1912, in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of the late Fred T. and Anna (Birzuk) Mikulak. On July 29, 1970, she married Forrest E. "Frosty" Montgomery, who died September 30, 1992.
Mrs. Montgomery was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Mikulak.
Burial was held at Highland Cemetery in South Bend, Ind.
Arrangements were made by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert.