Kenneth L. Rozell: June 7, 1930-March 18, 2017

Kenneth Rozell pictureKenneth L. Rozell, 86, of Elida, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Joann’s Hospice House in Bonita, Florida. He was born June 7, 1930, in Lamars, Iowa to Emory and Gladys (Avery) Rozell. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Thelma Stuller on December 18, 1952. He then married Carol “Sue” (Jones) Lybarger on November 4, 1995, she survives in Elida.

He is survived by a son, Dennis Rozell of DeForest, WI; a daughter, Janine (Greg) Ladd of Elida; two sisters, Joyce (Herbert “Dave”) Davis of Maryland and Deloris Schroeder of Nebraska; three grandchildren, Tyler and Spencer Ladd and Cayti (Dustin) Stechschulte; and was recently promoted to great-grandpa with the birth of Gabriel Stechschulte; four step-children, Mike (Diana) Lybarger of Estero, FL, Don (Linda) Lybarger of Elida, Jenny (Tony) Ciminillo of Elida, and Lori (Jeff) Brenneman of Delphos; and many step- grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

He was a member of Grace Community Church in Lima and was also in the Air Force. He was hired at the chemical plant in Lima on October 3, 1955 after answering an ad in Omaha, Nebraska while working at an ammonia plant for Allied Chemical. Ken came to Lima with several others from Nebraska to start up the original ammonia plant here in Lima, retiring from Standard Oil Chemical, on Aril 1, 1986. Ken was an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved being outdoors. He was always willing to help anyone in need and could fix anything.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Joe Wassink will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gabriel’s college fund.

Sarah “Betty” Elizabeth Arthur: December 6, 1925-March 5, 2017

Sara Arthur pictureSarah “Betty” Elizabeth Arthur, 91, of Lima, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born December 6, 1925, in Gomer, Ohio to John Thomas and Elizabeth (Peat) Arthur. Both preceded her in death. She resided all her life in Gomer until the last 7 years she resided with her “second” family at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lima were she was very involved with their activities .

She is survived by a sister, Mary Ann (Tom) Syler of Alliance, OH; seven nieces and nephews, Bruce (Wendy) Arthur of Windermere, FL, Jack (Veronica) Arthur of Bryan, and Sue Ann (Ed) Bateman of Nelsonville, OH, Mark Syler of Alliance, OH, Scott (Sharyl) Syler of Louisville, OH, John (Beth) Syler of North Canton, OH, Mary Ellen Syler of Canton, OH,  9 great nieces and nephews and  4 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Arthur.

She was a member of Gomer Congregational Church in Gomer, a member of Eastern Star Trinity Chapter #16, and Lima Ladies Aux. Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was retired from Shell Oil Company.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and officiated by Pastor Jim Wilder. Friends may visit with family  at 11:30, memorial service  to follow at 12pm at the Gomer Congregational Church followed by private burial.

The family would like to thank the devoted staff at Elmcroft Assisted Living for providing Betty with her second home over the past 7 years. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Betty to Gomer Congregational Church 7350 Gomer Rd, Gomer, Ohio 45809 or the Second Wind Dream Program at www.secondwind.org.

John Hundley: February 13, 1945-March 18, 2017

John Hundley pictureJohn Hundley, 72, of Delphos, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Community Health Professionals Hospice Inpatient Center in Van Wert. He was born February 13, 1945 to John W. and Eva (Steele) Hundley. Both preceded him in death.

He is survived by two children, Jennifer Rife and John (Dianna) Hundley; seven siblings, Robert Hundley, Sharon Miller, Marcia Hernandez, Donna Hundley, Harold Hundley, Gwen Rowe, and Norma Rahrig; and two grandchildren, Scott Rife and Parker Hundley. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Smith.

Family services will be held privately at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Margie Heiss: February 22, 1925-March 17, 2017

Heiss, Margie 001Margie Heiss, 92, of Delphos, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born February 22, 1925, to Louis and Sophia C. (Wannemacher) Heckman. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to David E. Heiss on April 14, 1951; he preceded her in death on October 5, 1983.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Heckman, Gertrude Shay, Agnes Archdeacon, and Mary C. Heckman; and one brother Paul J. Heckman.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Alter Rosary Society. She had worked in nursing homes, private homes, and hospitals. Margie enjoyed sewing, golf, bowling, gardening, and playing bridge.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday March 23, 2017 at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Ottoville Ohio. Visitation will be at Harter and Schier Funeral Home Wednesday March 22, from 6-8 pm, where a scripture service will be held. Burial will in Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude’s.

 

Jason R. Ebbeskotte: August 16, 1977-March 17, 2017

Jason Ebbeskotte pictureJason R. Ebbeskotte, 39, of Delphos, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born August 16, 1977, in Lima to Louis and Barbara (Honigford) Ebbeskotte, his father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Venedocia. He was united in marriage on May 27, 2016, to Tamara Kennedy, she survives in Lima.

He is survived by a son, Jake Ebbeskotte; step-son, Kamarin Lane; two sisters, Lisa (Wayne Rogers) Lindeman of MD and Sara (David) Stearns of Rockford; many nieces and nephews; and maternal grandparents, Dolores and Richard Honigford of Landeck.

Jason was employed with Grothouse Plumbing and Heating as a plumber for the past 12 years, was a member of the Official Michigan Fan Club, and was a 1996 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. He enjoyed comic books, Michigan Football, and was a true family man. He enjoyed taking care of his mother and especially loved spending time with his step-son, Kamarin Lane.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Father Dennis Walsh will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Landeck. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

William L. “Billy” Smith: October 10, 1976 – March 14, 2017

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William L. “Billy” Smith, 40, passed away Tuesday, March 14, in Delphos.

He was born October 10, 1976, in Delphos to William and Sharon (Martin) Smith.  Both survive in Delphos.  He is also survived by two sons, Kobe and Kaden; and three daughters, twins Kayla and Kylee, and Kailyn Smith all of Delphos.  Billy is also survived by a sister, Amanda (Chad) Kyler of Shawnee; and maternal grandmother, Mary Martin. Billy was preceded in death by a sister, Michele Kay “Shelly” Smith, and maternal grandfather, Joseph Martin.

Billy was a 1995 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. He was employed by The Carpenters Union.  He loved playing video games with his sons, and enjoyed playing basketball with all of his kids.  He was an avid Buckeyes, Lakers and Tigers fan.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00 with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Reverend Terry Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, March 17, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Thomas B. Miller: December 24, 1929-March 11, 2017

Tom Miller picture for obitThomas B. Miller, 87, of Delphos, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos. He was born December 24, 1929, in Landeck to Ferd and Agnes (Pohlman) Miller. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to the love of his life Agnes Grothouse on September 20, 1951, she survives in Delphos. They had celebrated 65 years of marriage.

He is survived by three sons, Denny (Melanie) Miller of Middle Point, Gary (Pat) Miller of Dayton, and Mark (Linda) Miller of Delphos; 9 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Rick Miller, whose wife Michelle Miller survives in Toledo.

He was a member of St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church, K of C #1362, Eagles #471, American Legion #268, a life member of the VFW #3035, the Delphos Car Club, and the Lima Elks. Tom worked for Shardco Cable Vision, now known as Time Warner Cable as their chief technician and operational manager, where he set up, designed, and installed the first cable systems in Delphos. He started with them in 1968, retiring after 25 years of service. In retirement he started working for Harter and Son Funeral Home, from 1993 until present. In his younger years he had his own milk route, played the accordion in the family band, he coached little league baseball and was a Cub Scout Master. Tom was an Army Veteran during the Korean War; Tom was in charge of the service for honoring and burying of the fallen soldiers. He was there to meet them at the airport and stayed with them until military grave rites where complete. He was an avid car enthusiast, especially with the Mustangs he collected.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church, with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Father George Mahas will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A K of C Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. and a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Delphos St. John’s School, or Delphos Jefferson.

Melford James “Skip” Will: January 4, 1930-March 9, 2017

Melford Will pictureMelford James “Skip” Will, 87, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic. He was born January 4, 1930, in Delphos to Robert and Elizabeth (Sendelbach) Will. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Nancy Morris on October 27, 1951, she survives in Delphos.

He is survived by three children, Pam (Dick) Oder, Jim (Mary-Ann) Will, and Laura (Stuart) Payne; a sister, Irma Ricker; six grandchildren, Kim (Jeff) Bates, John, Anne, and William Payne, and Hannah and Olivia Will; five great-grandchildren, Kylie, Kayla, and Kelsey Bates and Noah Will. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Don “Tack”, and Merle Will; and three sisters, Ruth Raines, Esther Lemke, and Melba Jane Ellerbrock.

He had attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was a past member of The Delphos Country Club. He was owner of the Carriage Inn from 1978-1995, and had also worked at Fruehauf for 15 years, and delivered mobile homes for 10 years.

Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Relay for Life or Sarah Jane Living Center Activities Department.

Marcella “Sally” Niemeyer: December 10, 1923-March 9, 2017

Marcella Niemeyer pictureMarcella “Sally” Niemeyer, 93, of Delphos, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Sarah Jane Living Center. She was born December 10, 1923, in Fort Jennings, to William and Rosa (Miller) Ricker. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Bernard Niemeyer on October 26, 1946, he preceded her in death on January 10, 1991.

She is survived by a son, Mike (Linda) Niemeyer of Lima; a daughter, Lisa (Gregg) Faurot of Delphos; four grandchildren, Lindsey (Josh) Conner, Jenna (Adam) Kroeger, Alyssa Faurot, and Ann (Dale) Perkins; five great-grandchildren; and her dog “Dessi”. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Ellerbrock, Bertha Kuhlman, and Marie Maag; and a grandson, Mark Niemeyer.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, CL of C, a life time member of the VFW #3035, and a past member of the Eagles. She loved the outdoors and was very meticulous in taking care of her yard. She enjoyed going to the lake and fishing. She was a care giver at heart and always willing to help her family and friends. Sally had worked at K.P. Manufacturing and at Myers Cleaners.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Dennis Walsh will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation.

Mary Katherine Moore: October 31, 1932-March 4, 2017

Mary Moore pictureMary Katherine Moore, of Elida, passed away on March 4, 2017, at Vancrest of Delphos .She was born on October 31, 1932, to Edward and Eva (Brenneman) Stalter. Both preceded her in death.  On November 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to Maynard Moore.  He preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Hanes of Lima; two sons, Robert (Mary Ann) Moore of Elida and Jeffrey Moore of Spencerville; one brother, Fred (Mary Lou) Stalter of Florida; 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.  Mary was a member of Salem Mennonite Church.  She was a housewife and a foster parent.

Services will begin on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Salem Mennonite Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Contributions can be made to Angels for Animals.