Charles W. Beougher, 81, Ohio 707, Rockford, was pronounced dead on arrival July 1, 2004, at Van Wert County Hospital after becoming ill while farming. (See story on page 3.)
He was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Center Township, to John R. and Myrtle Nolan Beougher. On Dec. 15, 1945, he married Romola Davis who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Gary of Rockford; three daughters, Constance (Dr. Jerry) Sell, Rockford, Linda (Tim) Rutledge, Archbold, and Sandra (Mike) Johnson, Greenville; a sister, Ruth Wurster, Rockford; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Mark; a brother, Dean; and a sister, Mary Grier.
A life-long farmer, he recently retired from Celina Moving and Warehouse, where he had been the oldest active registered driver for Atlas Van Lines. He served with the 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
He was a member of Mercer United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts, both of Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery with the VFW conducting military rites.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Gideons, the church or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Nancy Jane Black, 60, 5881 Burkettsville-St. Henry Road, Coldwater, died June 30, 2004, at St. Rita's Medical Center. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Feb. 8, 1944, in Coldwater, to Betty Black. She survives in Coldwater.
She formerly worked at Stokely VanCamp, Cooper Foods and Wiley Dentistry, Celina. She was a graduate of Coldwater High School and a former member of Beaver Chapel Church.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, the Rev. Tom Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Elmer Henschen, 90, formerly of 07618 Ohio 219, New Knoxville, died June 30, 2004, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born April 21, 1914, in Washington Township, to Herman F. and Alvina Haberkamp Henschen. On March 30, 1939, he married Dorothy Eschmeyer who died May 12, 1953. On Feb. 12, 1954, he married Mildred Lammers who died in 1988.
Surviving are a son, Bill (Edythe) of New Knoxville; two daughters, Ann (Stephen) Meyer, Sidney, and Connie (Gene) Copas, Dayton; two brothers, Reuben of New Bremen and Victor (Pattie) of New Knoxville; a brother-in-law, Richard (Martha) Lammers, Crossville, Tenn.; six granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son and a brother, Leonard.
He retired from New Knoxville Telephone Company after 36 years of service. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon and trustee, a former member and president of the New Knoxville School board of education and a charter member of the New Knoxville Historical Society. A 1932 graduate of New Knoxville High School, he served as grand marshal of the community's sesquicentennial parade in 1968 and was citizen of the year in 1992.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Knoxville church, the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. today at the church Heritage Room.
Contributions can be made to the Radio Broadcast Fund of the church or the Historical Society.
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville, has charge of arrangements.