Obituaries for 1916 - 1920

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Surname: JOHNSON
Obituary posted by Linda Dietz
Published Wednesday, September 4, 1996

Lima News
BYRON M. "BARNEY" JOHNSON, 83, died at 12:45 p.m., Sept. 5, 1996, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van, Wert. He was born Aug. 24, 1913,in Van Wert County to Law­rence Virgil and Gladys (Mur­phy) Johnson. On July 9, 1953, he married Marie Hicks who died June 21, 1984. Mr. Johnson retired in 1978 as a diesel mechanic for Pape Brothers Inc., Eugene,Ore. He had previously worked for John Deere Implement and Ohio Machinery. He attended Trinity Fnends Church, Van Wert. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Humbolt 476, Columbus and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. Survivors include two sons, Ronald V. Johnson and Jerald J. Johnson, Merced, Calif. two stepsons Curtis W. Segraves of Lanesbourgh, Mass.,and Kester R. Segraves of Columbus; a sister, Kathryn Shook of Van Wert; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandchild. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert.The Rev. Neil Hammons will ­officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to p.m. Saturday and one hour before services Sunday at the funeral home where a Masonic memorial service begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Friends Church or to the Van Wert EMS.


Surname: SWALLOW
Obituary posted by Linda Dietz
Published Thursday, April 10, 1997

Lima News
C. EUGENE SWALLOW, 80, died at 2:45 p.m. April 10, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born March 28, 1917, in Celina to Ira Ivan and Ermal Mae (McNair) Swallow. On June 20, 1942, he married Mary Louise Ley, who survives. Mr. Swallow retired from Superior Coach Corp., Lima. He was a graduate of Shawnee High School Lima. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and served with the 605th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was a member of American Legion Post 178, Van Wert, and a life member of Elks Lodge 1179, Van Wert. Survivors also include a daughter, Carole Jean Johnston of Van Wert; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son. There will be no public services or visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made for Parkinson's Disease research. Arrangements are by Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.


Surnames: FAIR
Decedent: Fonzie E. Fair
Date listed: Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Fonzie E. Fair
April 9, 1933-Feb. 17, 1998
INDIANAPOLIS -- Fonzie E. Fair, 64, Indianapolis, died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Campbellsville, Ky., he was the son of Joe T. and Marty B. (Sweeney) Fair. He was   a Korean War Air Force veteran and had worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and at a meat packing plant. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 111 in Mooresville.   Surviving are two sons: Donald L. Fair of Bedford and Fonzie E. Fair II of Indianapolis; two daughters: Josie Parsley of Springville and Cindy Strunk of Oolitic; three brothers: Lewis Fair of Louisville, Ky., Fount Fair of Campbellsville, Ky., and Tommie Fair of Gardner, N.C.; three sisters: Buelie Mills of Mooresville, Edna Mills of Indianapolis and Roxie Nicholas of Lafayette; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Danny Fair and two brothers: Dallas and Joseph Fair. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, Indianapolis. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Greenwood. Friends may call from   5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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Submitted by Jeff & Chris


Surnames: WAGNER
Decedent: F. Helen Wagner
Date listed: Sunday, January 10, 1999

(Submitted by Lois Snouffer)

  F. Helen Wagner, 80, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Convoy, Ohio, she worked at General Electric Co. for more than 40 years, retiring in 1980. Surviving are three sisters, Anna L. Hall of Fort Wayne, Marie Langraff of Kendallville and Dorothy Wappes of Louisville, Ky. and sixteen nieces and nephews. Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 Dupont Road. Calling from 2 to 7 p.m. today and one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church.


Surnames: MORRIS
Decedent: Mary Margaret Morris
Date listed: Saturday, March 13, 1999

(Submitted by Kathryn Catherwood, kathrync@efn.org)

AN ESTIMABLE LADY.
One of the pioneers of York Township Passed Away at Her Home in Venedocia, Last Evening.
Mrs. Margaret Morris, died at her home in Venedocia, last evening at 10:30, after a lingering illness of several weeks.
Mrs. Morris was among the pioneers of this county having come here from Jackson county before the war. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Jones, furnace, who owned several sections of land in this county in the early days. She was united in marriage to Owen Morris, who passed away some twenty years ago. Mrs. Morris was an active and faithful member of the Welsh church at Venedocia, a lady possesing many excellent traits of character. She is survived by eight children, who are prominent in church, social and business circles, viz: Mrs. J.J. Edwards, Mrs. Lewis W. Jones, Mrs. R. R. Thomas, Mrs. Russel Evans, and Miss Luella Morris, Eben E. Morris, D. C. Morris and F. O. Morris all as Venedocia and Thomas Edwin Morris of Jackson, Ohio, also a brother, Eben Jones, of Jackson, and a sister, Miss Margaret Jones, of Columbus. Mrs. Morris had been in poor health for several months, suffering from a general break down, so the end was not unexpected. Funeral services will be held at the Salem Welsh church at two o'clock sun time, Friday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Edward Roberts. Interment will be made in the family burying grounds in the Welsh cemetery.


Surnames: BLECHER
Decedent: Vasuta Blecher
Date listed: Monday, April 12, 1999

Died on Sunday morning the 14th inst., Mrs. Vasuta Blecher, consort of Dr. John Blecher, a daugher of John P. & Mary Brown.



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