Deborah Renner: January 13, 1954-May 26, 2016

angel 001Deborah Renner, 62, of Lima, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at her residence. She was born January 13, 1954, in Lima to Wesley Lloyd and Verna Wise. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to John Goodwin on July 19, 2015, he survives in Lima.

She is survived by two sons, Joe (Julie) Renner and Ryan (Tracye) Renner both of Cincinnati; one sister, Robbin (Charles) Schmersal of Ottawa; one brother, Scott (Deb) Lloyd of Harrod; three grandchildren, Kellen , Cooper, and Chase Renner;  aunt, Eva Kinstle of Ames, Iowa, and her two dogs whom she loved dearly, Max and Hailey.

Deborah had worked at the Eagles #370 in Lima for 29 years, where she was also a member. She also loved flowers and working outside in her garden.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Gomer Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society in Lima.

Rose Josephine Sever: February 7, 1924-May 19, 2016

Rose Sever pictureRose Josephine Sever, 92, of Delphos, was reunited with the love of her life on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born February 7, 1924, in Fort Jennings to Anthony and Catherine (Metzger) Suever. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Paul Sever on October 5, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 6, 2013.

She is survived by one son, Dan “Fuzzy” (Sue) Sever; three daughters, Pamela Sever, Rebecca (Joe) Saum, and Denise (Butch) Conley all of Delphos; one brother, Ralph (Nova) Suever of Elida; 11 grandchildren; Gavin (Heather) Sever, Jeff (Melissa) Sever, Aaron (Rachel) Sever, Lindsey (Michael) Stephenson, Nicole (Greg) McCann, Brent Zerkel, Colin (Josette) Wannemacher, Dusty (Jessica) Wannemacher, Shawn Conley, Ryan (Nicole) Conley, and Damian (Jessica) Conley; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-laws, Emmie Suever of Fort Jennings and Joan Suever of Landeck. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Norbeck; and four brothers, Albert, Wilford, Richard and Melvin Suever; two sisters-in-laws, Jeannine Suever, and JoAnn Suever, and one brother-in-law, Ben Norbeck.

Rose was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos VFW Aux. #3035, and was a home maker. She loved to garden, canning the fruit of her labor. She also enjoyed planting flowers, mushroom hunting, and fishing with her husband, but most importantly was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Mom will be remembered for her witty sense of humor, and ability to make people smile.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father George Mahas will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, May 23, 2016, 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 the Delphos Kiwanas Club Activities and Delphos Vancrest Activities.

Beulah “Bubba” Schabbing: December 30, 1965-May 18, 2016

Beulah Schabbing pictureBeulah “Bubba” Schabbing, 50, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born December 30, 1965, in Van Wert to George and Nellie (Dempsey) Schabbing. Both preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Aleigha Schabbing; two brothers, George “Butch” (Peggy) Schabbing of Grover Hill and Doug Schabbing of Delphos; four sisters, Brenda Neil of Delphos, Paula Brown of Delphos, her twin Esther (Larry) Wilson of New Philadelphia, OH, and Vera (Don Snyder) Schabbing of Delphos.

Beulah had worked at Toledo Molding and Die for over 25 years and was a 1984 graduate of Delphos Jefferson. Her biggest joy in life was being a mother.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Larry G. Rupert: November 13, 1942-May 17, 2016

Peaceful-FishingLarry G. Rupert Sr., of Delphos, passed away on May, 17, 2016, at his residence. He was born on November 13, 1942, in Delphos, to George and Genevieve (Markward) Rupert; both preceded him in death. On October 28, 1961, he was united in marriage to Katherine (Allemeier) Rupert; she survives in Delphos.

Larry retired from Ineos after 46 years of service as a chief chemical operator.  He was in the United States Air Force from 1960 – 1964 in security service and radio operator in Russian linguistics.  He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Larry truly enjoyed good weather, especially sunny days.  He was an avid collector of music and enjoyed family get togethers, especially barbeques.  He was considered a thinker and loved to read.

He is survived by 3 children, Larry G. (Dolores) Rupert of Lima, John S. (Laura) Rupert of Aurora, Colorado, and Kim (Keith) Schweizer of Spencerville; five grandchildren, Rachel (John) Abel, Katie (Bryan) Duncan, Tyler Rupert, and Tony and Rick Jacomet; four Great grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters, Dan (Jane) Rupert, John (Diane) Rupert, Rita (Chuck) Neate, Jeanne (Jeff) Schram, Grace (Wayne) Suever, Bill (Tina) Rupert, Cook (Bill) Truman, Jim (Cheryl) Rupert, Betty (Gary) Baer, and Mary Jo Looser.

Funeral services will be held at Harter and Schier Funeral Home on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.  Father Daniel Johnson will be officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Resurrection Cemetery where the Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military grave side rites.   Friends may call on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice.

Edward R. Bailey: January 28, 1945-May 13, 2016

Peaceful-FishingEdward R. Bailey, 71, of Delphos, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, at his residence in Delphos. He was born January 28, 1945, in Hicksville to John and Lourine (Wonderly) Bailey. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage on April 22, 1972 to Linda Ness; she preceded him in death on December 4, 2014.

He is survived by one daughter, Rachel Bailey; two brothers, John Bailey Jr. of Bellefontaine, OH and Richard (Jenny) Bailey of DeLand, Florida; one sister, Nancy (Charles) Hennel of Delphos; and two grandchildren, Samuel and Alexis Bailey. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Thomas Bailey.

Edward was a graduate of St. Francis De Sales High School in 1963; he furthered his education at East Stroudsburg State University in PA, receiving his bachelors’ degree in history. Edward served his county in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired from Dana after many years of service. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Eagles #471, VFW #3035, and American Legion #268. He was a good man who enjoyed helping others.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call on Monday, May 16, 2016; from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home with a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 

Isabelle Rose Markward: January 7, 1930-May 11, 2016

Isabelle Markward pictureIsabelle Rose Markward, 86, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born January 7, 1930, in Putnam County to August and Pauline C. (Flatz) Rellinger. Both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Donald F. Markward on November 13, 1954, he survives in Delphos.

She is survived by two sons, Philip John (Mary) Markward of The Villages, Florida and Charles A. Markward of Lima; one brother, Paul Rellinger; one sister, Lucina Donaldson. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Adeliade Smith, Mary Metzger, and Amelda Steckschulte; and four brothers, Karl Rellinger, Oscar Rellinger, John Rellinger, and Arthur (Doris) Rellinger.

Isabelle was on the staff at MMRD, retiring after 29 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a member of the VFW Aux post #3035, earning her life membership by making and donating Afghans to the VA Hospitals. She was also a graduate of Ottoville High School. Her life revolved around caring for her family. She will be remembered for making hundreds of dish cloths that she gave out at the nursing home.

Funeral services will be on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral home. Father Dennis Walsh will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A parish wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Marimor Industries.

Kenneth J. Vogt: April 13, 1941-May 9, 2016

pic  Kenneth J. Vogt, of Delphos, passed away on May 9, 2016, at Vancrest of Delphos.

He was born on April 13, 1941, in Lima, to Bernard and Florence (Shenk) Vogt; his mother survives in Delphos.

Kenneth is survived by four sisters, Rosella (Tom) Krietemeyer of Delphos, Anita (Tom) Carter of Fort Wayne, Jeanette (Roger) Gerdeman of Columbus, OH, and Diana (Steve) Warnecke of Delphos.

He was a member of Delphos St. John’s.  He was a very talkative, funny, loving, gentle and kind man.  He enjoyed listening to local sporting events especially Ohio State.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be held in the church from 9:45 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Memorial contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Wilma Jean Carder: September 19, 1931-May 10, 2016

picJean was born on September 19, 1931, in Lima, Ohio, to Earl J. and Cecil M. (Copus) Cheney, who preceded her in death.  On December 8, 1950, in Lima, she married Charles E. Carder, who passed away on February 1, 2002.

Mrs. Carder was a 1950 graduate of Lima Central High School.  Following high school, she worked at the Metropolitan Bank. Although primarily a homemaker, she also had worked at Excello, JC Penney, and the West Ohio Gas Company.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Delphos.  She belonged to the Delphos Chapter # 26, Order of Eastern Star and had been a member of the Delphos Bridge Club and the Delphos Eagles Auxiliary #471.  She was a faithful volunteer working at the Red Cross Blood drives in Delphos for more than fifteen years.

Jean was an avid reader.  She loved working crossword puzzles and excelled at craft-making.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Clifford) Mayes, Delphos, a sister, Betty Gibbs, Lima, 2 brothers-in-law, Harold “Nick” (Jeannette) Carder, Cridersville and Melvin (Susan) Carder, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2 step-granddaughters, Angela (David) Hague and Kristin (Jessie) Williams, 17 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews, and 5 step-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Cheney, 2 sisters, Doris Swallow and Cecil Dawson, 2 sisters-in-law, Della Carder and Maureen Cheney and 3 brothers-in-law, Dale Swallow, Darryl Dawson, and Kelsey Gibbs.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.  There will be an Easter Star service on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

 

Evelyn M. Meyers: November 3, 1924 – May 8, 2016

Evelyn Meyers picture for bookmarksEvelyn M. Meyers, 91, of Delphos, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Vancrest Healthcare Center. She was born November 3, 1924, in Hancock County to William and Anna (Butler) Walter. Both preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her step-mother, Gladys Fullweiller. She was united in marriage to Philip Meyers on March 14, 1959; he preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by three sons, Norman (Donna) Meyers of Colorado, Glen (Cathy) Meyers of Iowa, and Dale (Treena) Meyers of Columbus, OH; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Neal Meyers; a sister, Mary Gallaway; a brother, Ralph Walter, and step-sister, Martha Meyers. She was a member of Jennings Road Church of Christ and she was a housewife. She enjoyed crafts and flowers. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 13, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Pastor Glen Meyers will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima. Friends may call on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions will be designated by the family.

Robert “Bob” Frank Metcalf: June 5, 1946 – May 7, 2016

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Heaven received another angel on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 1:50 am as Robert F Metcalf, 69, passed away at St Rita’s Medical Center Lima Ohio, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 5th, 1946 in Santa Cruz California to Donald C. Metcalf who preceded him in death, and Grace (Eshelby) Metcalf. She survives in Delphos, OH. Bob was united in marriage to the love of his life, Susan “Sue” (Schrader) Metcalf, September 19th 1970, in Santa Cruz California. They met while both were stationed at Hamilton AFB in California. She survives in Delphos, OH.

He is survived by daughter Mandie (Sgt. John “JJ”) Harris of Richland North Carolina, granddaughter, Madison Brown, unborn grandson John Robert, due October 2016, and grandson Tyler Rex of Van Wert, Brothers-in-law; John Schrader and Jim (Rene) Schrader of Delphos. Sisters-in-law; Julie Conrad of Columbus Grove, Linda McClure- Hammons of Ottoville and GiGi (Larry) Dodd of Central Point Oregon. He is also survived by 3 cousins, Richard (Ellen) Metcalf of Copperopolis California, Toni Diane (Gary) West of Kailua-Kona Hawaii, and Thomas Metcalf of Las Vegas Nevada and multiple nieces and nephews. Also, survived by his brother from another mother Chuck (Cindy) Shoemaker of Delphos, and his faithful companions “his boys” Blue and Littman.

Bob was a member of Delphos St. Johns Church. He was a life member of VFW post 3035, American Legion 268, Delphos Eagles 471, also NALC Union and Mail Handler Union.

He was a Vietnam Veteran 1966-1970 USAF; spending 1968-1969 in Bien Hoa Vietnam in security police. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 32 years, Unverferth Manufacturing, Fruehauf Corp and Santa Cruz City schools. He was a 1965 graduate of Santa Cruz High school in Santa Cruz, California.

Bob enjoyed woodworking. He was a collector, and most happy collecting watches, hats, and T-shirts. His infectious personality and smile had the ability to make people laugh, which gained him many friends anywhere and everywhere he went. He also truly enjoyed his friends at his table at the Eagles.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May the 10th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May the 11th 12:00 pm with Pastor Dave Howell officiating, calling 1 hour prior to services at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Military Honors will be provided by the Delphos Veterans Council. Memorial Contributions may be made to Donor’s Choice.