Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Sam B. Blythe, 76, of rural Spencerville, died at 7:06 PM Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Van Wert County Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born October 4, 1938 in Spencer Twp., Allen County, the son of Kenny and Junia Harsh Blythe, who are deceased. On December 18, 1965 he married Phyllis M. Snavely, who died January 6, 2002. Then on December 10, 2005 he married Phyllis Collins, who survives in Spencerville.
Also surviving are his son Brent (Brittney Wienken) Blythe of Spencerville and his step-children; Teresa Lynn Moeller and Marcia Leigh (John) Elliott, both of Lima and Penny (Jeff) Kill of Spencerville; 6 grandchildren; Taylor Blythe of Lima, Christi (Matt) McGuire of Sarasota, FL., Corrie Doty of Lima, Kasey Doty of Atlanta, GA., Justin Elliott of Lima, Holly (Jeremy) Portwine of Westchester, OH, Jordan Elliott of Cincinnati, Ashley Kill of Spencerville and Brittany Kill of Luddington, MI.; 5 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters; Mary Ann (Paul) Ewing and Betsy (Rob) Youngpeter, both of Spencerville.
A step grandson Thomas William Collins preceded him in death.
Sam was a 1956 graduate of Spencerville High School and was a life-long farmer in the area. He had also attended the Ohio State University for 2 years in Agriculture and also served in the Ohio National Guard. He was very active in the FFA program and earned the Ohio State Farmer Degree and enjoyed working with the Young Farmers Group. He had served several years as a Spencer Twp. Trustee and had attended the Southside Christian Church in Lima.
Funeral services will be l0:30 AM Saturday in the Trinity United Methodist Church in Spencerville with Revs. David W. Howell and Justin M. Fuhrmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 until 8 PM Thursday and 2 until 8 PM Friday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville and after 9:30 AM Saturday at church.
Memorials may be made to the Spencerville Veterans Memorial Park.
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