From the Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio, January 31, 2001
Lura Irene Roebuck, 84, Defiance, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in her home.
She was born June 5, 1916, in Defiance, the daughter of Glen and Nettie (Diamond) Brubaker. In 1934, she married Rev. Victor Roebuck, who died in 1985. She earned a bachelor's degree from Ashland University, Ashland, and a master's degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. She took post-graduate studies at Cambridge University and taught at Defiance High School from 1966-1980 and Defiance College from 1980-1984. She was active in her husband's Evangelical United Brethren ministries in Hicksville, Bryan, Shelby and Tiro.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Christine) Brennan of Defiance and Mrs. David (Janet) Wagner, Goodrich, Mich.; a son, David, Bryan; two sisters, Doris Holley of Defiance and Marguerite Pearson, St. Augustine, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Roberta Vest.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. George Kreger officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Friday in Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to Mission India.
Services for Lura Irene Roebuck were held Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. George Kreger officiating. Music was provided by Curt Bennett. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve and Jeff Brennan, John Dykstra, Bill Haan, Michael Baty, Brad Smith and Michael Roebuck.
HICKSVILLE - James Hubert Hale, 69, Hicksville, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday in his home.
He was born July 12, 1931, in Dante, Va., the son of Gordon and Helen (Dickenson) Hale. In 1954, he married June Edwards, who survives. He was a millwright for 35 years at GM Powertrain in Defiance, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of First Baptist Church, Antwerp.
Also surviving are four daughters, Terry Taylor of Defiance, Kathy and Lisa, both of Hicksville, and Vickie Holcomb, Sherwood; two brothers, George and Ira, both of Lebanon; two sisters, Madeline McCoy and Frances Rynes, both of Castlewood, Va.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a brother, Neil; and a sister in infancy.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the church with Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Lost Creek Cemetery, Farmer. Visitation is from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to the church or Williams County Hospice.
NAPOLEON - Joyce L. Norden, 55, Riverview Avenue, Napoleon, died Tuesday in St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. Arrangements are pending at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon.
EDGERTON - Roy B. Sanders, 77, Edgerton, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday in his home after a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Edgerton, the son of Charles and Julia (Bell) Sanders. In 1946, he married Margaret Jennings, who survives. He worked at International Harvester, Fort Wayne, for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He also worked at Edgerton's Krill Funeral Home, Ohio State Highway Department and Beverly's Port-a-Pit Chicken and was a member of St. Columbus 1494, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Bishop Rappe Assembly and Do It Right Farm Bureau Council.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael of Fort Wayne and Douglas, Hebron, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Martha) Esoldo of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Mrs. Cletus (Rita) Herman, Edgerton; two brothers, Stanley of Southern Pines, N.C., and Anthony, Edgerton; a sister, Mary, Edgerton; and 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were three brothers, John and Paul Sanders and Willard Worthington; and a sister, Ruth Ann.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church with Father Thomas Oedy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday and from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton. There will be a scripture service at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Preferred memorials are to St. Mary's Catholic School, Edgerton.
From the Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio, February 2, 2001
HOLGATE - Former Malinta resident Harold E. Huber, 80, Holgate, died Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, Mich.
He was born Oct. 7, 1920, in Henry County's Monroe Township, the son of Carl Sr. and Anna (Rohrs) Huber. In 1948, he married Emma Imbrock, who died in 1999. He was a farmer and a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler, where he served as a trustee, elder and financial officer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the North African and Italian Theaters.
Surviving are three sons, Eldon of Malinta, Richard of Lexington, S.C., and Marvin, Hamler; two daughters, Eileen of Indianapolis and Mary, Archbold; a brother, Carl Jr., Deshler; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Mildred) Anderic, Hamler; and nine grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Clarence, Edmund and Raymond; and a sister, Elvira Parker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the church with Rev. Douglas Dewitt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military services accorded by Warren L. McIntyre Hamler American Legion Post 262. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to the church building fund, Ronald McDonald House or a charity of the donor's choice.
ARCHBOLD - Mathilda M. Badenhop, 91, Archbold, died Wednesday evening at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold.
She was born May 12, 1909, in Henry County's Freedom Township, the daughter of Christ and Minnie (Rohrs) Meyer. In 1928, she married Henry Badenhop, who died in 1983. She worked at Kleck's Bakery, Archbold, for 20 years and was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Archbold.
Surviving are three sons, Elden of Archbold, Elmer of Napoleon and Dalynn, Perrysburg; and 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Orville and James, in infancy; a daughter, Evelyn Meister; two sisters, Augusta Smith and Louise Drewes; and a grandson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the church with Rev. Thomas Lyberg officiating. Burial will be in Archbold Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday in Short Funeral Home, Archbold.
Preferred memorials are to the church, Fairlawn Chapel or a charity of the donor's choice.
LIBERTY CENTER - Edna Belle Bryan, 95, Liberty Center, died this morning in Northcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Napoleon.
She was born July 20, 1905, in Liberty Center, the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Holford) Hoffman. In 1927, she married Jett Bryan, who died in 1980. She graduated from Bowling Green Normal School with a teaching degree and taught for 20 years with her last position at Crissey School, Holland. She and her husband co-owned Bryan's Cash & Carry Grocery Store, Liberty Center, during World War II. She was a member of Liberty Center United Methodist Church and Henry County Retired Teachers' Association, a charter member of Liberty Center's American Legion auxiliary, a former member of Ohio Retired Teachers' Association and past matron of Order of Eastern Star, Liberty Center.
Also preceding her in death were a foster daughter, Christine Cunningham; a sister, Irene LaPlante; and a brother, in infancy.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Wright Funeral Home, Liberty Center, with Rev. Martin Denes officiating. Burial will be in Young's Cemetery, Liberty Center. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Preferred memorials are to the church or Liberty Center Public Library.
From the Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio, February 4, 2001
PERRYSBURG - Former Defiance resident Bruce Deniston, 57, Perrysburg, died Friday in St. Luke's Hospital.
He was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Rome, N.Y., the son of Dean and Margaret (Davey) Deniston. In 1974, he married Patricia Pollock, who survives. He was a graduate of Defiance College where he also taught music. He received his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. He was a vocal music teacher for many years in Appleton, Wisc., Ayersville, and Defiance for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He gave private piano and vocal lessons for several years and was past board member and state adjudicator for NMEA. He was the church organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church and Zion's Lutheran Church, both in Defiance. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Toledo, where he was the organist for the past seven years. He was also a member of Defiance Elks Club Post 147.
Also surviving are a son, Randy, Defiance; a daughter, Mrs. Matthew (Michelle) Yoder, Charlotte, N.C.; his father, Northwood; two brothers, Neal of Defiance, and Alun, Perrysburg; and a granddaughter.
Preceding him in death was his mother.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Lake Township Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Monday in Eggleston Meinert Funeral Home, Oregon.
Preferred memorials are to the Bruce Deniston Music Memorial Fund of St. Mark Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Dr. Paul Kerr II
HICKSVILLE - Dr. Paul B. Kerr II, 81, Hicksville, died at 12:33 a.m. Friday in Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.
He was born June 8, 1919, in Hicksville, the son of Paul and Bereneice (Barnes) Kerr. In 1943, he married Gloria Staples, who survives. He received his bachelor's degree in law and commerce from Ohio University, Athens, studied pre-med at Ohio University and graduated from Ohio State Medical School. He practiced medicine for more than 45 years, retiring in 2000. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II under General Douglas McArthur as a procurement officer in Japan. He was a member of Hicksville Grace United Methodist Church, Hicksville Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Toledo, and Hicksville VFW and American Legion Post 223. He was a member of Ohio State Medical Association, American Medical Association, Hicksville Exempted Village School board for seven years, and board of governors of Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville. He was a member of Hicksville Bank board of directors, Hicksville Rotary and was Rotary "Citizen of the Year" in 1983.
Also surviving are a son, Paul III, Newport News, Va.; a daughter, Debbie Doeden, Middlebury, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Handling arrangements is Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.
Preferred memorials are to Hicksville Unit of Crippled Children and Adults, Defiance County Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.
WAUSEON - James H. Reynolds, 82, Wauseon, died Saturday morning in his home following an extended illness.
He was born April 4, 1918, in Phyllis, Kty., the son of Alex and Telia (Hunt) Reynolds. In 1953, he married Lassie Charles, who preceded him in death. He was the owner/operator of Jim's Auto Sales, Oakshade.
Surviving are five sons, Charles of Fayette, Don and Jerry of Wauseon, Larry of Loraine, and Greg, Belcher, Kty.; two daughters, Margaret Bates of Wauseon, and Louella Fields, Fayette; three sisters, Lavonne Balckburn and Lillian Bostic, both of Phyllis, and Lola Rahmoeller, Carrolton; and 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Faith Baptist Church, Wauseon, with Pastor Randy Titus officiating. Burial will follow in Bayes Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home.
Preferred memorials are to the American Lung Association.
WAUSEON - Blaine M. Orndorff, 84, Wauseon, died early Friday in Fulton Manor Nursing Home, Wauseon.
He was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Delta, the son of Arthur and Lora (Murray) Orndorff. In 1947, he married Mary Schlatter, who died in 1988. He was a farmer, a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Wauseon, and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
Surviving are three sons, David and Paul, both of Wauseon and James, Temecula, Calif.; a daughter, Beth Cummins, Delta; a brother, J. Robert, Tavares, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy, Delta; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was a brother, Loel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the church with Rev. Joe Chrisman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today in Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon.
Preferred memorials are to the church.
WAUSEON - James P. Perry, 42, Wauseon, died Jan 26.
He was born Feb. 16, 1958, in Carbondale, Pa., the son of Anthony and Jule Perry. He was employed by the Fulton County Health Center as radiographic technician and was a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians.
Surviving are a son, Brian, Brackney, Pa.; a brother, Ronald, Rochester, N.Y.; and a sister, Barbara Jean Snyder, Raleigh, N.C.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, Vestal, N.Y. Local arrangements are being handled by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon.
LEIPSIC - Earnest D. "Shelley" Radenbaugh, 94, Leipsic, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Nov. 17, 1906, in Payne, the son of Alonzo and Ollie (Houk) Radenbaugh. In 1931, he married Marie Smith, who died in 1998. He graduated from Bowling Green State University and Indiana University and played football and baseball at BGSU. He taught physical education at Leipsic High School and coached all sports. He also was a foreman at Westinghouse from 1943-45, owned and operated Leipsic Hardware for 31 years, served several teams on Leipsic Village Council and was a former fire chief of the Leipsic Fire Department. He was a member of the BGSU President's Club and Falcon Club, Ottawa Masonic Lodge 325, Toledo Scottish Rite, Zenobia Shriners, Leipsic Athletic Boosters, a charter member of the former Leipsic Kiwanis, and a high school and college athletic official for 30 years. He was also a church elder and life deacon of First Christian Church, Leipsic.
Surviving are a son, Michael, Cloverdale; a daughter, Janet, Toledo; and a sister, Dorothy Everley, Auburn, Calif.
Also preceding him in death was a brother, Don.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, with Rev. Tim Eding officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Leipsic Volunteer Firemen will hold a special service at the funeral home Monday at 7:45 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to the church.
CELINA - Leona R. Brown, 90, Celina, died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday in her home.
She was born Dec. 8, 1910, in Celina, the daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth (Aufderhar) Suhr. In 1929, she married Elbridge Enyart, who died in 1946. In 1948, she married Robert Brown, who died in 1986. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Church of God, Celina, and she and her husband farmed.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Marjorie) Treece of Defiance, and Mrs. DeWane (Sarah) Eichenauer, Sidney; a stepson, Paul, Celina; and 16 grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 17 great-stepgrandchildren, and four great-great-stepgrandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three sons, Charles, Lowell and Jim Enyart; a daughter, Beth Ann Enyart; a brother; and two sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, with Revs. Norman Folk and Mark Wakeland officiating. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. today.
Preferred memorials are to the church or Celina Area Visiting Nurses.
DETROIT - Former Sherwood resident Richard Mossoney, 77, Detroit, died Jan. 25 in St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit.
He was born Jan 30, 1924, in Defiance County, the son of John and Jessie (Jackson) Mossoney.
Surviving are a sister, Virginia Schrock, Ellenton, Fla.; three brothers, William of Defiance, John of Union, Mo., and Cliff, Fort Wayne.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Harriet Kennedy.