Dorothy (Gertrude) Hurless, 91, of Willshire, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at Van Wert Manor nursing home in Van Wert.
She was born April 17, 1913, in Willshire, the daughter of the late William H. and Phoebe (Gause) Reece. On October 14, 1933, she married Glenn Hurless, who preceded her in death on May 8, 1983.
Mrs. Hurless was a housewife and lived in Willshire all her life. She was a member of the Willshire Church of God.
Survivors include a niece, Mildred (Lester) Strahm of Decatur, Ind., and a nephew, Harold Reece of Mansfield.
She was preceded in death by a son, David; one daughter, Iris; four brothers, Geo, Frank, Oliver and Mack Reece; two sisters, Lucille Baney and Mae Schwartz, and a nephew, Clifford Marshall.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 4, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Rev. Delores Rayle officiating. Burial will follow at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday, September 3, and an hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willshire Community Civic Association.
Gene Riley, 94, of Willshire, died at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at his home.
He was born September 24. 1909, in Adams County, Ind., the son of the late James P. and Dorothy (Hupf) Riley. On July 27, 1940, he married Joan M. Grant, who survives.
Mr. Riley was owner of Riley Chevrolet in Rockford from 1965-2002 and was also a farmer. He was a member of Willshire United Methodist Church, belonged to the Continental Masonic lodge and was a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mike (Janet) Riley and Van Riley, both of Rockford; a daughter, Deatra (Doug) Evans of Medina; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two stepbrothers, Herbert and Versal Riley, and a sister, Esma Stove.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 3, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Bill Simms officiating. Burial will be in Willshire Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, September 2, and an hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willshire United Methodist Church.
Margarete B. Metry, 89, formerly of Coral Gables, Fla., died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born January 23, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Najeeb and Melvina (Fiani) Badron. On August 25, 1941, she married Dr. John Michael Metry, who died April 24, 1985.
Mrs. Metry was a homemaker and a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Coral Gables, Fla.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Michael N. (Mary Ann) Metry of Zanesville; two grandchildren, Robert and Michael Metry, and two very special friends, Siggie McCollum of Ohio City and Ione Swope of Coral Gables, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Malouf.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 7, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert. Burial will be in Woodlawn Park Cemetery in Coral Gables/Miami, Fla.
Calling hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vancrest Health Care Center Activities Fund.
Dora M. Dunlap, 74, of Delphos, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born December 12, 1929, the daughter of the late James and Bessie Stuttler. She married Arnold Dunlap, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dunlap was a homemaker and a member of Delphos Wesleyan Church, where she was active until she became ill. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery.
Survivors include two sons, William (Maggie) Lucas of Tucson, Ariz., and Robert (Bunny) Lucas of Dickson, Tenn.; a daughter, Rebecca (Greg) Jenkins of Van Wert; three sisters, Alice (James) Hodgson and Dorothy Renner, both of Delphos, and Audrey (Walter) Shindeldecker of Findlay; one brother, Harold (Mary) Stuttler of Delphos; 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Stuttler; one sister, Marie Bayman, and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 7, at Delphos Wesleyan Church, the Rev. Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos.
There will be visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vancrest Health Care Center, the family or to a charity of donor's choice.
Arrangements were made by Harter & Son Funeral Home in Delphos.
Donald E. Schnepp, 65, of Paulding, died at his residence, although the date and time are not known.
He was born June 6, 1939, in Van Wert, the son of the late Gerald and Lydia Schnepp.
Mr. Schnepp was a history teacher at Paulding Middle School since 1969. He was a graduate of Van Wert High School, attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Defiance College.
Survivors include a sister, Beverly Saylor of Van Wert.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 11, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. David Dooley officiating.
Calling hours are an hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paulding Athletic Boosters.
Ida Ann Sherer Wiesman, 87, of Van Wert, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2004, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.
She was born July 27, 1917, in Grover Hill, the daughter of the late George Earl and Minnie B. (Kohn) Sherer. In 1937 she married Philip H. Hargesheimer, who died in 1952. In 1970, she married Norman E. Bowen, who died in 1990. She then married Raymond F. Weisman, who survives in Van Wert.
A former longtime resident of Bowling Green, Mrs. Weisman retired as chief deputy of the Wood County Recorder's Office after 24 years of service. She was a member of the Soroptimist Club, Women's Club and Business & Professional Women's Club, all of Bowling Green; Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert and First United Methodist Church of Bowling Green, where she sang in the choir for decades and was a Sunday School teacher. She also served as a volunteer at Wood County Hospital for 17 years, was active in many community organizations and was a good friend to many.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Philip K. (Linda) Hargesheimer of North Monmouth, Maine; one daughter, Kohann H. Whitney of Reston, Va.; a brother, Alfred F. (Helen) Sherer of Butler, Ind.; three grandsons, Kent (Lisa) Hargesheimer of Wake Forest, N.C., Derek (Lori) Hargesheimer of Portland, Maine, and Ryan (Jennifer) Whitney of Austin, Texas; four great-grandchildren, and her stepchildren, Gale (Mary) Weisman of Forest, Va., and Sharon (Bob) Forrer of Payne, and their children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Friday, December 17, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Raymond E. Feeck officiating. A graveside service will also be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 16, at the funeral home.
Loretta S. Combs, 95, of Cloverdale, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at Paradise Oaks Nursing Home in Cloverdale.
She was born July 23, 1909, on a farm near Mandale, the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel S. (Carpenter) Schisler. On September 25, 1929, she married Charles Combs, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Combs worked at Westinghouse and the cigar factory in Delphos and also served as treasurer of Mandale Church for the past 30 years. She was also an active member of the church.
Survivors include nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Schisler.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 17, at Mandale Church, with Rev. Don Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Cascade Cemetery in Continental.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 16, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home in Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mandale Church.