Everett James Smith April 10, 2015 – April 10, 2015

cloudsEverett James Smith, was born on Friday April 10, 2015 at 5:55 a.m. at Ohio State University Hospital where he passed away surrounded by his loving family the same day at 6:30 p.m. He was born to Adam M. and Katrina E. (Hammons) Smith, they survive in Delphos. Everett is also survived by two brothers, Levi and his twin brother, Ashton, both at home. Paternal Grandparents; Dennis and Terrie Smith of Columbus Grove, Paternal Great-Grandmother; Jean Brubaker of Columbus Grove, Maternal Grandparents; Mark and Laura Hammons of Delphos, Maternal Great-Grandmother; Catherine Hammons of Delphos, and also several aunts and uncles, and three cousins. He was preceded in death by brother and sister; Logan Michael and Grace Marie Smith, Paternal Great-Grandpa; Robert Brubaker, Paternal Grandparents; Tony and Ruth Smith, Maternal Grandparents; Jack and Betty Swick, Maternal Grandfather, Robert Hammons. Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. with Father Charles Obinwa officiating at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Friday May 22, 2015 from 4-9 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Correen C. Merschman December 13, 1931 – May 16, 2015

cloudsCorreen C. Merschman, 83, of Lima, passed away on Saturday May 16, 2015, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos. She was born December 13, 1931, in Landeck, OH, to Alphonse and Bernadine (Brockhaus) Wieging. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Aloysius Merschman; he preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by one son, Kevin (Tammy) Wieging of Powell, OH; one brother, George (Nancy) Wieging of Hume, OH; three grandchildren, Alexandra, Sidney, and Kevin Zachary; five step-grandchildren, Leo Trentman, Bob Trentman, Diane Trentman, David Trentman, and Mary Youngpeter. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Merschman, Maryann Hohlbein, and Eileen Develbiss. Correen retired from the post office where she worked as a clerk, she had also worked as an accountant at Hume Grainery. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima. She enjoyed traveling but most important to her was her friends and especially her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday May 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ron Schock Officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Ft. Jennings. Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday May 21, 2015 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Jim Sadler: December 16, 1939 – May 12, 2015

IMG_1835 James R. “Jim” Sadler, age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on December 16, 1939 in Ft. Jennings to Arthur Eugene and Ida M. (Fishbach) Salder. Both preceded him in death. On October 14, 1967 he was united in marriage to Helen K. Grothaus who survives in Delphos. He is survived by one daughter Jamie (Ben) Rahrig of Delphos, one sister Ida Jean “Rene” Caron of Florida and two grandchildren Rileigh and Avery Rahrig. He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers; Kenneth, Thomas, Donald, Wilber and Richard Sadler, 3 sister; Rosemary Duncan, Lucille Liccata and Mildred Wornament.
Jim Retired from General Motors in 1997 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Delphos St. John’s, a life member of the Delphos Eagles #471 and a social member of VFW #3035 serving in the National Guard and also the Army Reserves. He was a 1958 graduate of Ft. Jennings High School. He was an avid Cleveland Indians, Browns and Buckeye fan. He was an all around sports fan. He was a free hand painter and also enjoyed crafts and woodworking. Jim’s true passion in life was to support his granddaughters in everything they did.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday May 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Ron Schock will be officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a Parish wake service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mini
Relay for Life.

Lynn Ann Wilson: May 22, 1945 – April 30, 2015

Wilson pictureLynn Ann Wilson, 69, of Delphos, formerly of Mt. Sterling, KY, passed away on Thursday April 30, 2015, at Coldwater Hospital. She was born May 22, 1945 in Lima. She was united in marriage to Joseph E. “Joe” Wilson on August 24, 1973, he survives in Delphos. All services will be held privately at a later date. Arrangements are with Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Monica A. Sloan: March 14, 1933 – April 30, 2015

Monica Sloan pictureMonica A. Sloan, 82, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday April 30, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born March 14, 1933, in Delphos, to John and Helen (Ardner) Peter. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Robert Sloan on February 5, 1954, he survives in Delphos. She is survived by three sons, James Sloan, Robert M. (Julie) Sloan, and Nick (Lisa) Sloan all of Delphos; daughter, Helen (Bill) Hurley of Delphos; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Fiedler; two sisters, Helen Beckner and Norma (Raymond) Brooks; and Daughter-in-law, Betty Sloan. Monica was a home maker and worked as a LPN for more than 50 years at Vancrest, Sarah Jane Living Center, and Roselawn, retiring in 1995. She also worked at Paradise Oak for 20 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and was a member of the VFW AUX. #3035 and the CD of A. she was a 1951 graduate of Delphos St. John’s and St. Rita’s School of Nursing in 1954. She was a great baker and enjoyed shopping with her family and friends. She loved to go to Sault St. Marie, MI, but mostly she loved the time she spent with her family especially her grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday May 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the service. Father Dennis Walsh will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday May 3, 2015 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospital.

Alfreda Wieging: October 10, 1934 – April 22, 2015

Alfreda Wieging pictureAlfreda E. (Fritz) Wieging, 80, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday April 22, 2015, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born October 10, 1934 in Delphos to Raymond and Florence (Geise) Lindeman. She was united in marriage to William J. “Bill” Wieging on June 16, 1956; he preceded her in death on April 17, 2009. She is survived by three sons, Rick (Sue) Wieging of Madison, IN, Bob (Lorraine) Wieging of Elida, and John (Jill) Wieging of Cincinnati; four daughters, Joan Wieging of Zachary, LA, Terry (Dean) DeMarco of Elyria, OH, Carolyn (Joe Adamo) Wieging of Delphos, and Judy (Randy Hines) Wieging of Delphos; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brother, Norbert Lindeman of Delphos; two sisters, Ruth (Joe) Ottenweller of Hoagland, IN, and Helen Remlinger of Delphos; brother-in-law, Carl Wieging. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister-in-law, Pat Lindeman; and brother-in-law, Bill Remlinger; sister-in-law, Ruth (Mel) Wrasman. Alfreda was a nurse for the Delphos Memorial Home for over 20 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Eagles #471. She was a 1952 graduate of Delphos St. John’s and a graduate of St. Rita’s School of Nursing. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles,but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially, at Lake Wilson in Michigan. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday April 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Dennis Walsh will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday April 24, 2015 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a parish wake to begin at 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation or St. Rita’s Hospice.

William G. Rekart: June26, 1922 – April 21, 2015

picWilliam G. Rekart passed away at 9:00 a.m., on April 21, 2015, at his residence in Delphos. He was born on June 26, 1922, to Joseph and Ellen (Wannemacher) Rekart. Both preceded him in death. On October 26, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Best, who preceded him in death on November 21, 2002. Mr. Rekart was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a member of the Delphos Eagles Arie 471, a life time member of VFW post 3035, and life member of American Legion post 268. He was a charter member of the Delphos Country Club. Bill was a man who truly enjoyed sharing his life experiences thru his stories with his family and friends. He enjoyed golfing, playing poker and was an avid Chicago Cub, Notre Dame and Blue Jay fan. Bill served in the United States Air Force during WWII and received a Purple Heart, several Air Medals and Battle Star Awards as a radio operator/gunner aboard a B-24 bomber, called the Happy Hangover. He participated in the D-Day invasion. He was shot down over Berlin on June 21, 1944, where he was a POW for eleven months. On Feb. 2, 1945 With Russian troops closing in, the Germans were forced to move over 10,000 P.O.W.’s in what became known as the 86 day long “Black March”. On May 2, 1945, British troops liberated the prisoners and the war was soon ended. Bill retired in 1990 after 42 years of service at National Manufacturing Company as a sales representative.
Survivors include 5 sons, Dr. Michael L. Rekart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Patrick W. Rekart of Bangkok, Thailand, Richard T. Rekart of Houston, Texas, Thomas K. (Jennifer) Rekart of Delphos and Paul E. Rekart of Delphos; a daughter, Mary F. LeValley of Delphos; and 9 grandchildren, Emma Rekart, Edward Rekart, Emily (Steve) Roessner, James Rekart, Gina (Mike) Knott and Kelsey (Cory Schnipke) Rekart and Chase, Ian and Quinn LeValley; 3 great-grandchildren, Mason, Carter and Easton Roessner; 3 sisters Sharon Gengler of Delphos, Peg Mansfield of Delphos and Ruth Steinbuch of Indianapolis; a brother Joseph (Joan Rentz) Rekart of Lima and a Sister-in-law Della Rekart of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a son, Matthew J. Rekart and brother Roger Rekart.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. The Rev. Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery where the Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military Graveside rites.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel, Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Parish Foundation.

Tim McConnahea: February 28, 1960 – April 19, 2015

Tim McConnahea pictureTim McConnahea, 55, of Delphos, passed away on Sunday April 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1960, in Marysville, OH, to Robert “Bob” and Mary (Wibley) McConnahea. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Spencerville. He was united in marriage to Chris Honigford on October 11, 1980, she survives in Delphos. He is survived by one son, Matt (Nicole) McConnahea of Pandora; three brothers, Mark (Kathy) McConnahea of Carson City, NV, Brian (Terri) McConnahea of Russell’s Point, OH, and R. Neal (Jennifer) McConnahea of Delphos; one sister, Jeanne (Mike) Osting of Delphos; two grandchildren, Marshal and Logan McConnahea; brother-in-law, Rick (Vimin) Honigford of Vienne, VA; and three sisters-in-laws, Nancy Dobner of Fort Recovery, Nadine(Paulo) Martins of Oeiras, Portugal, and Kelly McGibbon of London England. Tim was also survived by 22 nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father; brother-in-law, Brent McGibbon. Tim worked in maintenance for many years. He was in the Navy for seven years and then he worked for the NOAA as a hurricane hunter for one year. He was a graduate of Delphos Jefferson and he received his masters in diesel mechanic, and also was a member of the VFW #3035. He loved being outside and grilling .most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was known as” Uncle Tim the money man”, as he was always helping his nieces and nephews build up their piggy banks. Funeral services will be on Friday April 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel, where there will be Military Grave Rites by the Delphos Veterans Council to follow. Deacon Joe Heeter will be officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Friends and family may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday April 23, 2015 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Veterans Food Pantry

Howard William Hancock: September 16, 1939 – April 15, 2015

Howard Hancock pictureHoward William Hancock, 75, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday April 15, 2015, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born September 16, 1939, in Hancock County, to Manford W. and Naomi Emma (Michael) Hancock. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Sondra L. Miner on October 3, 1959; she preceded him in death on September 25, 2004.
He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Tim) Moulder of Payne; significant other, Beverly Hale of Delphos and two special sons, Daniel L. (Amy) Hale, and Paul D. Hale both of Delphos; grandchildren, Shonda (Billy Joe) Abernethy of Vale, NC, Rian (Ashlee) Frederick of Hicksville, OH, Nichole (Sarmad) Jebur of San Antonio, TX, and Robert Howard Seibert of Bryan, OH; great-grandchildren, Robby and Adele Seibert of Bryan, OH, and Dakota Sims of San Antonio, TX; special grandchildren, Danielle, Anthony, and Austin Hale all of Delphos.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Marie; and a brother, Edward Leroy Hancock.
Howard retired from Bard’s after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Eagles #471. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, fishing, woodworking, and cooking, but most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. All services will be held privately with his family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
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Andy Brenneman: September 6, 1928 – March 31, 2015

Andy Brenneman pictureAndy Brenneman, 86, of Elida, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at VanCrest Healthcare center in Delphos. He was born on September 6, 1928, in Elida, to John and Anna (Good) Brenneman, both preceded him in death. On June 6, 1952, he was united in marriage to Ada Miller who survives in Elida. Andy is survived by five daughters, Sharon (Larry) Vandemark of Elida, Mary Ann (Bob) Moore of Elida, Debbie (Jay) Hoover of Byron, Il, Brenda (Ken) Good of Elida and Bonnie (Timothy) Good of Lima; one son Byron (Susan) Brenneman of Elida; one sister Luella (Wendell) Miller of Elida; 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brothers; Victor, Walter, Ralph, Fred, Johnny and Simon Brenneman, Sisters; Blanche Brenneman, Grace Yoder and Clara Kauffman. Andy was a farmer and worked at Ford Motor Company. He was an active member of Salem Mennonite Church, Golden Achievers and attended M and M. He volunteered at the Etcetera shop in Bluffton and the Soup Kitchen. He was a graduate of Gomer High School, where he played baseball and was an excellent catcher. He also pitched for many years on the church softball team. Services will begin on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Mennonite Church with viewing one hour prior at the church. Pastor Brandon Green and Pastor Paula Snydee Belousek will be officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service in the church cemetery. Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday April 3, 2015 at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Mennonite Church or to the Mennonite Central Committee.