Blaine A. Edwards, 52, 12348 Dutton Road, Rockford, died at 7:30 a.m. March 10, 2005, at his home. Death was due to cancer.
He was born April 10, 1952, in Mercer County, to William D. and Pauline A. Wade Edwards. On Oct. 1, 2004, he married Kachina Johnson who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Angela Waters, Fort Loramie, Gina Christ, Gahanna, and Carrie Morelli, Plymouth, Mich.; a brother, Paul (Linda) of Van Wert; a sister, Betty Feliciano, Celina; two half brothers, William Jr. of Toledo and Otis of Elida; a half sister, Beatrice Davis, Toledo; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Jon Dean; a sister, Jayne; and a half brother, Lowell.
A former history teacher at Parkway High School, he also had worked as a laborer at area factories including The Strick Corp. in Monroe, Ind. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Celina, a 1970 graduate of Mendon-Union High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Private family services will be held with Rev. Randy Christian officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at The Lord's Church in Celina, with dinner to follow.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements.
Richard H. Klausing, 84, of Spencerville, died at 2:10 p.m. March 10, 2005, at his home.
He was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Delphos, to Ben C. and Elizabeth Klausing Klausing. On May 1, 1943, he married Lenore C. Kroeger who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dan (Irene) of Spencerville and William of St. Louis, Mo.; four daughters, Charlotte (Thomas) Trame, Ottawa, Virginia (Gary) Miller, Beavercreek, Helen (Michael) Pohlman, Venedocia, and Theresa (Tom) Wolfe, Spencerville; three sisters-in-law, Magdalen Klausing, Delphos, Marie Klausing, Lima, and Mary Klausing, Fort Jennings; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Five brothers, Carl, Frank, Bernard, George and James, are deceased.
He retired from farming at the age of 80 and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Catholic Knights of Ohio Council 76, Landeck, Knights of Columbus, Delphos, Ohio Farmers Union and Allen County Farm Bureau. A 1939 graduate of Delphos St. John's High School, he had served for many years on the board of directors at the Spencerville branch of Huntington National Bank.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. John Fleck officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville. A C.K. of O service will be held there at 7:45 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. parish wake service.
Contributions can be made to the church, Delphos Hospice or Hope Cancer Center.
Wilma Teresa "Tudy" Lichtle, 84, 130 Woodview Drive, Coldwater, died at 10:45 p.m. March 10, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born July 5, 1920, in Carthagena, to Frank and Catherine Kremer Evers. On May 10, 1952, she married William J. Lichtle who died May 5, 2002.
Surviving are a son, William L. of Coldwater; a daughter, Susan (Rick) Wyerick, Coldwater; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Leo, Sebastian, Roman and Sylvester Evers, and five sisters, Elvira Huber, Marcella Pohl, Hilda Fortman, Ludwina Stachler and Mildred Ruhenkamp.
She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality, both of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Ron Wilker officiating. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Hazel M. Peak, 100, formerly of 530 S. Mill St., Celina, died at 5:35 a.m. March 8, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1905, in Celina, to Charlie and Minnie Colson Springer. Her husband, Edward R. Peak, died Sept. 9, 1963.
Nieces and nephews surviving include Virginia Curry and Marilyn Niemeyer, both of Celina, and Kathy (Paul) Christenson, Salem, Wis.
A son, Bill, is deceased.
She formerly worked as a punch operator at Reynolds & Reynolds, Celina, and was a member of Montezuma United Church of Christ.
Services were 11 a.m. today at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kevin Neumann officiated. Burial followed at Swamp College Cemetery.
Sharon E. Swoveland, 76, formerly of state Route 197, Celina, died March 10, 2005, at The Gardens at Celina.
She was born July 2, 1928, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Harold and Florence Ankrim Gantt. Her stepmother, Ruby Gantt, survives in Auburn, Ind. On Nov. 21, 1948, she married Jon A. Swoveland who survives.
Also surviving are a stepbrother, Bob (Rita) Hayword, Hudson, Ind.; two stepsisters, Patty (Richard) White, Wolcottville, Ind., and Shirley (Jerry) Garrison, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Burton Gantt; a half brother, Billy Gantt; and a sister, Florose (Edward) Koenig.
She was a realtor with Owen Hall Realtors for 23 years before retiring in 1994. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina, where she served on the administrative board, and women's organizations at the church. She had been named Business Woman of the Year in Celina.
Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Donald I. Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.
Mary E. VanTilburg, 59, 296 Shaborn Lane, St. Marys, died March 9, 2005, at her home. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born July 5, 1945, in St. Marys, to Paul and Ruth McDonough. On Aug. 7, 1965, she married Gary VanTilburg who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Greg (Jenny) of St. Marys, and Terry (Kim) of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Amy (Jeff) DeGeorge, Nicholson, Ga.; a brother, Bob McDonough, Celina; a sister, Pat (Jerry) Wesner, St. Marys; and six grandchildren.
A sister, Barb Stager, is deceased.
She retired from Winn-Dixie grocery stores and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Tony Cutcher officiating.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Velda L. Wendel, 95, 1065 Parkway Ave., Berne, Ind., formerly of New Corydon, Ind., died at 7:54 p.m. March 9, 2005, at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ind.
She was born Dec. 11, 1909, in Carrol County, Ind., to William and Rachel Coe Wyant. On Jan. 9, 1931, she married Vilas W. Wendel who died Nov. 4, 1976.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby (Virgie) and Jack (Joan), both of New Corydon; a daughter, Betty Patch, Geneva, Ind.; a brother, Kenneth (Pauline) Wyant, and a sister, Treva Crousore, both of Kokomo, Ind.; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, a daughter, three brothers, three sisters and a half brother.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Corydon Methodist Church and the Bryant, Ind., Senior Citizens Club.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, the Rev. Sean Smuts officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Geneva.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Bertha E. Wilson, 98, 522 Western Ave., St. Henry, formerly of Fort Recovery, died at 6:05 p.m. March 9, 2005, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born Dec. 30, 1906, in Scottsville, Ky., to Zebedee R. and Donnie B. Devine Williams. On July 12, 1924, she married Walter J. Wilson who died March 7, 1995.
Surviving are a son, Raymond (Lois) of Avon Park, Fla.; two daughters, Grace Powers, Morresville, Ind., and Ruth Ann Devine, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Blanche Wade, Morresville; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
A brother, Aubrey Williams, and three grandchildren are deceased.
She had worked at the Fort Recovery Public Library and was a sales representative for Dutchmade clothing. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and the Yard & Garden Club, both of Fort Recovery.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Calling is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice or the Women's Ministries of the church.
Lois Irene Zirkle, 82, of Venedocia, died March 10, 2005, at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, where calling is after 2 p.m. Monday.