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Ezra L. Kohli (1925 – 2014)

December 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ezra L. Kohli, age 90, of Wauseon, passed away on Friday afternoon, December 19, 2014 at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Ezra was born on September 4, 1924 to the late Abraham E. Kohli and Nellie (McMillan) Kohli. He was a graduate of Lyons High School in 1942. On November 4, 1944 he was united in marriage to June E. Eberly and they shared 60 years together before her passing in 2005. Ezra served in the bottled milk business from 1942 – 1960. During those years served milk routes and worked for ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Denver Miller (1922 – 2014)

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Denver Miller January 16, 1922 – December 15, 2014. A long and invigorating life ended peacefully for Denver at Hillside County Living at the age of 92. Denver was born at home to the proud parents of Charles and Rena Miller in Montpelier. There were six brothers and one sister who have all preceded him in death. Raymond, Kenneth, Everett, Keith, Lisle, Charles and Gladys Porter. Denver married his wife Margaret in August, 1942. They enjoyed many good years together, married for 72 years. ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Gary Lynn Swalley (1953 – 2014)

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Gary Lynn Swalley, age 61, of rural Stryker, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 14, 2014 in his home following a battle with cancer. He was born August 10, 1953 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Gilbert and Ruth (Fackler) Swalley. Gary lived in Marion, Indiana until recently moving in with his sister Cindy Rising. Gary was a US Navy veteran stationed in Mississippi from 1975-1980. Gary is survived by his sister, Cindy (Larry) Rising, Stryker, Ohio. Brothers, James Swalley, West Unity, Ohio, ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Mary Ellen Short (1921 – 2014)

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mary Ellen Short, 93, of Alvordton, OH, died early Monday morning, December 15, 2014, at CHP Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, OH. She was born March 13, 1921, in Montgomery, IN, to the late Joseph and Fannie (Liechty) Miller. She married Benjamin Short on November 12, 1949, in Fort Wayne, IN, and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1989. Mary worked as a nurse’s aide for several years at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, and also at Eckrich in Fort Wayne. She enjoyed quilting and ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Mildred Robinson (1939 – 2014)

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mildred “Millie” Robinson, 75, died Tuesday morning, December 16, 2014, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by the love and comforts of her family. She was born December 15, 1939, in Campton, KY, to the late Trulan and Josie (Hatton) Harris. She married Claude “Buddy” Robinson on October 21, 1966, in Alvordton, OH, and he preceded her in death on February 25, 2006. Millie grew up in Kentucky, and graduated from Wolf County High School. She settled in Fayette in 1962, and worked over ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ronald L. Wray (1945 – 2014)

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ronald “Ron” L. Wray, 69, of Pioneer passed away Sunday afternoon at home. He was born on August 12, 1945 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Evelyth Lyle and Helen Louise (Converse) Wray. Ron graduated from North Central High School in 1963. He married Judy K. Coats on May 9, 1998 in Kunkle, Ohio and she survives. Ron retired from BDJ Industries in West Unity after 15 years as the plant manager, he also worked for Custom Fit in Pioneer as a supervisor in the sewing department. He had recently worked ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Richard W. Lewis (1939 – 2014)

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Richard W. Lewis, 75, of West Unity passed away Thursday December 11th at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. He was born February 11, 1939 in Jackson, Michigan to Wilbur J. and Isabel M. (Bullock) Lewis. He is survived by his daughter Kiona Shaw of Montpelier. No services will be held. Online condolences may be left at ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Illega M. Miller (1928 – 2014)

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Illega M. Walker, 86, of Montpelier passed away peacefully Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, Ohio. Illega was born August 25, 1928 in rural Pioneer, Ohio, the daughter of James Earl and Vergi Ruth (Pippin) King. Illega attended the Pioneer schools thru her junior year. She attended the Montpelier School her senior year and graduated with the class of 1946. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier and Women of the ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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