Portland - Jennings Imel, 83, 1254 W. Main St., died Sunday night at the
Bluffton Clinic Hospital.
Mr. Imel and his
recently-deceased brother, Leonard, operated a grocery store on
for 45 years. He was a past president of the Jay County Fair Board, served
two terms as WayneTownship assessor and was
a veteran of World War I. He was also a member of the Portland American
Legion Post 211 and the Elks and Moose lodges.
Survivors include his wife, Opal; a son, Lawrence Jack Imel, Kanoaga Park, Calif.,
a producer for the Lawrence Welk television show; four brothers, George, Portsmouth, Va.,
Thomas, Fort Recovery, Ohio, and Leroy and Harry, both of Portland.
Funeral services will be at
Wednesday at the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Rev. J. Robert Coovert and
Rev. Morgan Roberts will officiate.
Burial will be in GreenParkCemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday