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Subject: [INWELLS] News-Banner Obituaries, March 7-13, 2002
Date: 4 Feb 2004 20:51:54 -0700


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Surnames: Meyer, Curry, Girvin, Hartman, Holmes, Stoner, Bassett, Borror, Dellinger, Christie, Melton
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Obituaries courtesy of News-Banner Publications, posted with permission.

March 7, 2002 - None


March 8, 2002

Marcia Jo Meyer, 59
Marcia Jo Meyer, 59, whose career was that of a free-lance court reporter, died Thursday, March 7, at her residence in Harrison Township south of Bluffton. Death was attributed to cancer.
As a court reporter, Miss Meyer served three years in Noble Circuit Court at Albion. She also worked in the North Hampton court systems for five different judges and worked as a free-lance court reporter. She had completed court reporting school in Jacksonville, Fla.
Miss Meyer was a graduate in 1960 of Bluffton High School and was crowned Miss Indiana in 1964 to represent the state at the pageant in Windsor, Canada.
She traveled extensively, working as a missionary in many countries. She initiated the National Day of Prayer in Bluffton and ministered to the children at the Fremont tomato camp in Bluffton.
She was a member of the Countryside Church of Christ at Grabill and the Bluffton Professional Women. She also played the organ for ceremonies at the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.
Miss Meyer was born at Bluffton April 23, 1942 to William and Josephine DeLong Meyer.
Surviving is a sister, Wilma Jean Meyer of Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Sprinkle officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana.


Metealea E. Curry, 80
Metealea E. Curry, 80, of Ossian, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Curry, a homemaker, was a member of the Murray Missionary Church, the Moose Lodge Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was born in Wells County May 29, 1921, to Robert W. and Hattie Gallimore Freeman. Her marriage at Murray on June 1, 1985 was to Robert N. Curry, who died July 29, 1998.
Surviving are a son, Harry W. Inskeep of Bluffton; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Carol) Mattern of Fort Wayne and Beverly Inskeep; a brother, Robert Freeman of Murray; a sister, Mrs. Russell (Olive) Dalrymple of Warren; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where visitation hours will be Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday for one hour prio r to services.
Rev. Chuck Lambdin will officiate and burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery at Ossian.



March 9, 2002 - None



March 11, 2002

Margaret E. Girvin, 92
Margaret E. Girvin, 92, of Markle, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10, at Markle Health Care.
Mrs. Girvin, a homemaker, was a charter member and the last surviving member of the War Mothers of World War II Markle Unit. She also was a member of the Markle Church of Christ
She was born Aug. 15, 1909 in Calhoun, Ky., a daughter of Elbridge and Rena Robertson Tillotson. Her marriage in Rockport, Ind., on Nov. 30, 1937 was to Forrest E. Girvin, who died in March 1969. She was a graduate in 1928 of Calhoun High School.
Surviving are three sons, Hubert T. of Huntington, and Nile E. and Bryce A., both of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Lou Ann) Best, Mrs. Lewis (Sue) King and Carolyn Girvin, all of Markle; a brother, Otis L. Tillotson of New Mexico; two sisters, Ann Girvin of Livermore, Ky., and Mrs. Jack (Kathryn) Scheerer of Huntington; 22 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Lee Alan, four brothers and two sisters are deceased. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel with Gerald Moreland officiating. Interment will be in the Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington County.
Visitation hours at the funeral chapel will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Hospice Services of Wells County.


David A. Hartman, 60
David A. Hartman, 60, who resided at 805 Melody Lane, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Mr. Hartman was retired and had worked at International Harvester and Corning Glass Works.
He was born in Wells County June 27, 1941 to Kenneth and Pauline Brewster Hartman.
Surviving are four sons, Brad, Todd and Jeramy, all of Bluffton, and Darin of Tocsin; a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Tammy) Hughes of Bluffton; a companion, Jeanette Surfus of Bluffton; five brothers, William and Steve, both of Bluffton, John of Antwerp, Ohio, Charles of Pataskala, Ohio, and Raymond of Keystone; two sisters, Delane Hartman of Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Larry (Mary Jo) Schmidt of Bluffton; and six grandchildren. Two brothers are deceased.
Services at 1 p.m. Thursday will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Father Larry Kramer officiating. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Infant Gabrielle Diane Holmes
Gabrielle Diane Holmes was stillborn at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was the daughter of Robin K. and Denette Gray Holmes, 716 South Johnson St., Bluffton.
Surviving, in addition to the parents, are a brother, Tyler Holmes, at home; a half-sister, April Holmes of Minneapolis, Minn; and the grandparents, Francis L. and Wilda Holmes and Gilbert “Bud” and Elaine Gray, all of Bluffton.
A private graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. James Poling officiating.
There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home. Memorials to Riley Children’s Hospital.


Ruth A. Stoner, 84
A former resident of Ossian, Ruth A. Stoner, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, March 9, at Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.
A homemaker, she was born in Fort Wayne June 11, 1917, the daughter of Elmer C. and Pearl K. Smith Kain. Her marriage at Fort Wayne was to Thomas L. Stoner, who died in August 1990.
Surviving are two sons, Terry Stoner of Spring Green, Wis., and Larry Stoner of Fort Wayne; a sister, Rose Edna Hower of Orange, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A brother is deceased.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian, where visitation hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
Rev. Carl H. Satre will officiate and burial will b e in Oak Lawn Cemetery at Ossian. Memorials to Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana.


Elizabeth A. 'Sally' Bassett, 89
A native of Wells County, Elizabeth A. "Sally" Bassett, 89, of Marion, died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Bradner Village Health Care Center in Marion.
Mrs. Bassett formerly was employed at Marion National Bank and Marion Hardware. She was co-owner of the former Jiffy Grill and formerly operated a sewing and alterations shop, both in Marion.
She was a member of the First Friends Church in Marion and its United Society of Friends Women and a member of the Marion Women’s Department Club.
She was born in Union Township, Wells County, to Grover Cleveland and Ethel Fern Wilson Brickley. She lived in the Marion and Wabash areas for many years and was married on May 16, 1932 to Ralph J. Bassett, who died Sept. 7, 2001.
Survivors include a daughter, Delaine Highley of Marion; a son, Roger Bassett of Roselle, Ill.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother are deceased.
Services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will be at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, in Marion with Pastor George Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Horeb Cemetery, near Uniondale, in Wells County. Visitation hours are today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials to the First Friends Church Memorial Scholarship Fund.


William Dwight Borror, 84
William Dwight Borror, 84, of Decatur, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday, March 10, in the extended care unit of Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
Mr. Borror retired in 1983 from Fruehoff Trailer after 35 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations, and was a member of Decatur American Legion Post 43 and Moose Lodge 1311.
He was born in Wells County Aug. 24, 1917 to Harry Edward and Rachel Elmyra Anderson Borror. His marriage on June 7, 1941 was to Wanda Jean Vian, who died Sept. 18, 1960.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Pancake and Mrs. Carl "Turk" (Marna) Dailey, both of Decatur; a son, William G. Borror of Fort Wayne; a brother, Everett Borror of Bradenton, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Kenneth Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Dec atur Cemetery with military graveside honors performed by American Legion Post 43.
Visitation hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to the Bellmont Athletic Department.



March 12, 2002

Marietta Dellinger, 82
A former hairdresser in Decatur, Marietta Dellinger, 82, died at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the extended care unit of Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
Mrs. Dellinger was owner and operator of the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Decatur from 1958 to 1972. She also worked during the 1950s as a waitress at the West End Restaurant.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur and Women of the Moose.
She was born in Adams County July 14, 1919, the daughter of Herman and Louise Miller Meyer. Her marriage at Pleasant Mills on Jan. 18, 1936 was to G. Frederick Dellinger, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Frederick A. of Columbia City, Richard S. of Hilliard, Ohio, and Herman L. of Edon, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Marlene) Melching of Decatur and Carol S. Clouse of Fremont; a sister, Zelma Converse of Fort Wayne; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Kenneth Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be performed by the Women of the Moose at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials to the First United Methodist Church, to Mooseheart, or to Adams County Home Health.


Ada M. Christie, 80
A sister of Audrey Butcher of Ossian, Ada M. Christie, 80, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, March 16, at Covington Manor Nursing Home.
Born in Roanoke, she retired from Roundy's in Van Wert, Ohio, and previously had worked at Lake End Sales in New Haven.
Surviving, in addition to the sister at Ossian, are two daughters, Barbara Huffman of Middleton, Wis., and Carol Cretsinger of LaOtto; five other sisters, Betty Rupp, Joan Dunfee, Gloria Uptgraft and Barbara Sembroski, all of Fort Wayne, and Rose Swain of Roanoke; two brothers, William Perry and George Perry, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday will be at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Rd., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Eel River Cemetery in Allen County.
Calling hours at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., are today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to the church.



March 13, 2002

Mae B. Melton, 80 — Rites Pending
Mae B. Melton, 80, who resided at 1345S-200E in rural Bluffton, died at 7:45 a.m. today, March 13, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will appear in Thursday’s edition of the News-Banner. Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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