The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Obituaries can be emailed to editor@thevwindependent.com or faxed to 419.238.2578. Full obituaries cost $30 (including a photo), while unpaid death notices do not include memberships, work data and other personal information. The names of grandchildren, etc., are also not included in a death notice. Obituary payments can be sent to: Van Wert Independent, P.O. Box 4878, Van Wert, OH 45891. Local funeral homes are billed for full obituaries, while out-of-town funeral homes can also be billed, if so requested.

POSTED: 12/28/10 at 3:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Info

Patricia L. (Jackson) Hood, 86, of Lima, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at the Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos.

She was born November 8, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of the late Gale and Cora (Boroff) Jackson.

Survivors include three children, Carolyn (Michael) Jennings of Elida, Keith Hood of Delphos and Kevin Hood of Lima; a brother, David (Sharon) Jackson of Lima; one sister, Shirley Miller of Uniopolis; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Her foster parents, Ward and Pearl Martin of Van Wert, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Calling hours are from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 1:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Doyle D. Whitaker of Scott died at 2:07 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.

He was born November 5, 1936, in Scott, the son of the late Llewllyn and Blanche (Harmon) Whitaker. On March 20, 1990, he married Nancy Williamson, who survives in Scott.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011Also surviving are four stepchildren, Tom and Angie Whitaker of Hoagland, Indiana, Tonda (Bill) Hawk of Van Wert, Susie (Neil) Blackmore of Payne and Babette (Makoto) Kurita of Houston, Texas; a sister, Anna Jean Bigelow of Scott; and 10 stepgrandchildren.

Doyle was a lifelong resident of Scott and was a tool-and-die maker at Dana Weatherhead. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1958 and participated in testing the atomic bomb in Operation Redwing. He was also a life member of the Eagles.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

There will be no calling hours.

Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert handled arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or emailed to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.

POSTED: 08/26/14 at 8:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Stacy Lynn McClellan, 41, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at the University of Michigan Hospital.

She was born May 31, 1973, the daughter of Patricia McClellan, who survives in Traverse City, Michigan, and the late Ron McClellan.

Survivors include a sister, Brenda (Dennis) Mengerink of Middle Point; one brother, David McClellan of Traverse City, Michigan; two uncles, Gary McClellan of Convoy and Glen (Vicki) McClellan of Van Wert; several nieces and nephews; and her life partner, Suzan J. Morrison of Michigan.

A brother, Dustin McClellan, also preceded her in death.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, August 30, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert (dress will be OSU or Blue Jacket colors in her honor).

Preferred memorials: University of Michigan Hospital for further HLH research, c/o Brenda Mengerink.

Online condolences may be left at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 08/24/14 at 10:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Harold A. Tulett of Lima died at 10:15 p.m. July 26, 2014, at Lima Manor Nursing Home.

He was born July 29, 1922, in Van Wert, the son of the late William H. and Sylvia (Waldron) Tulett.

Survivors include a niece, Judy (Gary) Lincks of Dayton; and his caregiver since 1992, Norman Stemen.

Two sisters, Patricia Hundley and Edith Sonnycalb, also preceded him in death.

Harold loved spending all the holidays with the Stemen family and being involved with the gift exchanges. He enjoyed fishing, the Ohio State Buckeyes, bowling, the Cincinnati Reds, cowboy movies, horses and his childhood dog, Jack.

He went to Marimor School in Lima and lived on his own at his apartment until moving into Lima Manor. He worshipped at St. Rose Catholic Church in Lima.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, with Father David Ross officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Preferred memorials: Donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert.

Online condolences may be left at www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or emailed to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.

POSTED: 08/23/14 at 9:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Douglas Allen Seibert, 49, of Van Wert, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born September 15, 1965, in Van Wert, the son of the late Robert and Dorothy “Doris” (Stant) Seibert.

Survivors include two children, Zachary D. Seibert and Morgan (fiance Jordan Damman) Seibert, both of Scott; former spouse Annette (Parsons) Seibert of Scott; two brothers, Robert (Rhonda) Seibert and Paul (Jen) Seibert, both of Van Wert; two sisters, Rita (Jake) Fowler and Marcia (John) Johnson, both of Van Wert; two sisters-in-law, Valarie Seibert and Amy (Scott) Cunningham; a brother-in-law, Rodney Parsons; former in-laws Doyle and Pam Parsons; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Two brothers, Robbie Paul and Timothy Seibert, also preceded him in death.

Doug was an automotive electrician formerly employed at Braun Industries in Van Wert, and had been a member of the Scott Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Jay Watts officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 25, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: To the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or emailed to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.

POSTED: 08/22/14 at 6:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Nina Duella Dealey, 89, of Convoy, died at 3:42 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born April 21, 1925, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Francis and Duella (Krauter) Krick. On August 2, 1941, she married Oliver Henry Dealey, who preceded her in death on July 21, 1995.

Survivors include three sons, Larry J. Dealey and Basil H. (Margy) Dealey, both of Convoy, and the Rev. Byron (Marsha) Dealey of New Castle, Indiana; a daughter, Rosina N. Thatcher of Decatur, Indiana; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Perth and Viola Krick, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 24, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Gregory Leigh officiating. Burial will be in Dealey Cemetery in Paulding County.

Calling hours are from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, August 23, and an hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center or Convoy United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.cowanfuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 08/21/14 at 9:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

James O. Miller, 77, of Grover Hill, died Thursday morning, August 21, 2014, at his residence.

He was born November 7, 1936, in Van Wert, the son of the late Gaylord Miller and Audrey (Crone) Hammond. He married Sue Ann (Kinner) Miller, who survives in Grover Hill.

American Flag for obituaries 6-2011Other survivors include four children, Dean Miller and Lisa (Tom) Holovack, both of Lima, James B. Miller of Antwerp and Jacob R. Miller of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Two children, Ronald W. Miller and Rhonda K. Miller; and two brothers, Ronald Leroy Miller and Jackie Miller, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Calling hours are from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial: Donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.alspachgearhart.com.

POSTED: 08/21/14 at 2:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Cheryl Ann Clark, 59, of Scott, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her residence.

She was born October 6, 1954, in Paulding, the daughter of the late David and Mildred (Rohlf) Strawser. On August 6, 1991, she married Richard Clark, who survives.

Other survivors include five children, Darren Blockberger and Jason Blockberger, both of Defiance, Adam (Lisa) Blockberger of Middle Point, April (Josh Brown) Clark of Convoy and Kyle Clark of Scott; two brothers, Gale Strawser of Troy and Gerald (Etta) Strawser of Van Wert; four sister, Pat (Roger) Gates of Hoagland, Indiana, and Sandy (Jim) Altenburger, Alice O’Daffer and Ruby Hollingsworth, all of Van Wert; a half-sister, Graceann (Melvin) Baker; several grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral services or calling hours.

Arrangements were handled by Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert.

Online condolences may be left at www.cowanfuneralhome.com.

POSTED: 08/21/14 at 12:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

James “Jim” Beougher, 70, of Mercer, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his residence.

He was born November 3, 1943, in Mercer, the son of the late Paul and Mable (Piper) Beougher. He was formerly married to Clara (Bruns) Beougher, and she survives in Rockford.

Other survivors include four children, Lisa Beougher and Tonya Schumm, both of Rockford, Terry Beougher of Mercer, and Jodi (Nick) Hirschy of Monroe, Indiana; two brothers, Jerry (Ann) Beougher of Convoy and Dick Beougher of Celina; two sisters, Rose (Junior) Lawrence of Mercer and Bonnie Beougher of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Ernie Suman officiating.

Calling hours are from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Community Health Professionals in Van Wert or to the family.

Online condolences may be left at http://ketchamripley.com.

POSTED: 08/21/14 at 6:21 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Bill Long, 78, of Rockford, died at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born December 4, 1935, in Henry County, the son of the late Albert and Ora (Stryker) Long. On July 11, 1958, he married Joan P. (Leupp) Long, who survives in Rockford.

Other survivors include four children, Cindy (Steve) DuVall of Middle Point, Petrise (Neil) Meyer of Celina, Cassi (Rich) Baker of Upper Arlington and Scott (Kathy) Long of Van Wert; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Frysinger of Liberty Center.

A granddaughter, Samoan Meyer, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 24, at New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, with Pastors David Souers and Mark Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in East Bethel Cemetery near Rockford.

Calling hours are from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, August 23, and an hour prior to services Sunday at the church.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center or St. Anthony Dinner Theater.

Online condolences may be left at http://ketchamripley.com.

POSTED: 08/20/14 at 9:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries