Obituaries

  • Carl F. Corbitt, 1935 – 2017 - Print This Article Findlay – Carl F. Corbitt, 82, of Findlay formerly of Continental died 1:58 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 at Blanchard Valley Hospice Center, Findlay. He was born May 31, 1935 in Continental to the late Tillman Ross and Nettie (Shafer) Corbitt. On October 16, 1954 he married Elizabeth C. Bellmann who survives in Findlay. He is survived by a son: Jeffrey Corbitt of Findlay; two grandchildren: Jordan Corbitt of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tyler (Stacy) Corbitt of Englewood, Ohio; a great-grandchild: Jayla Corbitt; and two sisters: Marjorie Prater of Homer, Michigan and Edna Mae Sloane of Blue River, Kentucky. He was also preceded in death by a brother: John Corbitt and two brothers-in-law: Floyd Prater and Ed Sloane. Carl was the owner of Corbitt Construction, Findlay. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Findlay, the Ottawa Eagles and the Findlay Moose. Carl loved western square dancing, his backhoe, and his cats and dogs, but especially loved his grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in St. Isidore Cemetery, Cuba. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental where there will be a scripture service at 2:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the mass at church on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice, Findlay or to […]
  • Irwin Puckett, 1938 – 2017 - Print This Article Irwin Puckett, age 79, died on Friday, December 08, 2017 at 7:29 AM at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio. He was born on January 9, 1938 in Bonanza, Kentucky to the late Cecil and Susie (Manual) Puckett. On April 10, 1963 Irwin married Jacqueline “Jackie” Johnson and she preceded him in death on June 12, 2015. Irwin retired from General Motors of Defiance as a Millwright after thirty years. He was a member of the Community Church of Cecil, Ohio. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from January 27, 1958 until May 16, 1961, on the U.S.S. Myles C. Fox. He was a member of the AmVets Post #1991 of Defiance, the Masonic Temple Israel Putnam Lodge #797 F&AM of Continental and the American Legion Post #541 of Continental. Irwin is survived by his two daughters: Tabatha Sue (Robert) Rhoten of Arcadia and Kimberly (Douglas) Hoffman of Defiance; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and two brothers: Paul Puckett of Waldo and Philip (Peggy) Puckett of Butler, IN. He was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Irwin Puckett, daughter, Thelma Sue Puckett and grandson, Travis Irwin Puckett. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger with Pastor Ted Remy officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger with graveside military honors conducted by the Ada VFW Post #9381 Honor Guard. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, […]
  • Michael E. Coble, 1946 – 2017 - Print This Article CONTINENTAL — Michael E. Coble, 71 of Continental, died 2:23 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Defiance. He was born February 16, 1946 to the late Carl E. and Anna Rose (Quigley) Coble. On June 20, 1964 he married Janet Tracy, who survives in Continental. He is also survived by 5 children: Kevin (Shelly) Coble of Cloverdale, Rodney (Natalie) Coble and Rex Coble, both of Defiance, Theresa (Burnell) Rau of Continental and Kathleen Coble of Kalida; 8 grandchildren: Lindsey Miller, Benjamin (Becky) Miller, Jake Rau, Kelly Coble, Sarah (Brian) Donaldson, Stephanie Coble, Andrew Coble, and Alex Coble; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Randall (Linda) Coble of Continental and Steven (Ruth) Coble of Ottawa; and 3 sisters: Lila (Dave) Tobias of Continental, Lisa (Ken) Schroeder of Continental and Leslie (Tom) Taylor of Defiance. He is preceded in death by a sister: Linda Machunas. Michael was the former body shop manager of H & K Chevrolet Buick, Inc, Continental. He was a member of North Creek United Methodist Church, Continental. He enjoyed woodworking and golfing. He loved his family and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s many sporting events. One of his famous quotes was, “and this is what I came up with.” The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at North Creek United Methodist with Rev. Rick Noggle officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of […]
  • Mary Ellen Mooney, 1932 – 2017 - Print This Article CONTINENTAL – Mary Ellen Mooney, 85, of Continental died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 24, 1932 in Vansant, VA to the late Bill and Liza (Keen) Stiltner. On February 24, 1948 she married Lewis H. Mooney who died January 13, 1973. She is survived by seven children, Ed (Diane) Mooney of Continental, Shirley (Robert) Sanders of Defiance, Carol (Gary) Blair of Piqua, Jim (Linda) Mooney of Lima, Leonard (Sharon) Mooney of Kalida, Linda (Ronald) Smith of Continental, and Barbara Drummer of Danville, IA; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a sister. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Randall L. Blair and four brothers. Mary Ellen was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and telling jokes. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental with Pastor Don Litchfield officiating. Burial will follow in North Mt. Zion Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
  • Nelma L. Leckron, 1921 – 2017 - Print This ArticleNelma L. Leckron, 96, of Seymour, passed from this life at 8 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour. Mrs. Leckron was a homemaker and a member of Columbus Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted at 10 am Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Charles Kennedy officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Friday and 9 am to time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Ogilville. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Leckron family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com Mrs. Leckron was born March 12, 1921 in Madora. She was the daughter of Sam H. and Daisy E. Jones Weddel. She married, Paul F. Leckron on May 17, 1941. He preceded her in death January 3, 2016. Survivors include her children, Bonnie (David) Koehler of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Betty (Jim) McFall of Seymour, Danny (Carolyn) Leckron of Columbus, Sue (David) Seabrook of Scipio, Tim (Dr. Lynn) Leckron of North Carolyn and Jim (Kim) Leckron of Columbus; 21 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Mancil, Lee, Clayton. Mrs. Leckron and her husband Paul served the Dupont Church of the Brethren many years ago.
  • Gela J. Schuller, 1944 – 2017 - Print This Article OTTAWA — Gela J. Schuller, 73 of Ottawa died 5:25 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Meadows of Kalida. She was born in Ottoville to the late Charles and Juanita (Ladd) Sharp, Sr. On March 28, 1964 she married Harold L. Schuller, who preceded her in death on July 29, 2006. She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Schuller of Tampa, FL; a sister: Sharon (Chuck) Bibler of Continental and 3 brothers: Frank (Jane) Sharp of Oakwood, Bill (Shelia) Sharp of Cloverdale and Charles (Wendy) Sharp, jr. of Grover Hill. Gela was a homemaker. Her funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery, Ottoville. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Kent A. Taylor, 1961 – 2017 - Print This ArticleKent A. Taylor, 55, of Convoy, passed away at 1:12 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born January 8, 1961, in Van Wert, the son of Ab and Betty (Baker) Taylor, who survive in Convoy. On June 26, 1982, he married Diana (Barnhart) Taylor, who survives in Convoy. Other survivors include two children, Chris (Ashley) Taylor of Convoy and Sarah (Jared) Perrott of Huntington, Indiana; a brother, Brad (Leilonnee) Taylor of Convoy; and two grandchildren, Thayer Cunningham and Mackenie Wilson Taylor. Kent was a retired Electrical vocational instructor at Vantage Career Center in Van Wert. He loved drag racing, working on cars and building engines, truck pulls, and camping. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert, with Pastor Dave Ray officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery in rural Van Wert County. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, November 14, and an hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials: To the Electrical program at Vantage Career Center. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.
  • Debra Cain-Longwell, 1960 – 2017 - Print This ArticleOAKWOOD – Debra Cain-Longwell, 57, of Oakwood died at 8:37 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Van Wert In-patient Hospice. She was born August 14, 1960 in Columbia City, IN to Robert and Roberta (Baker) Hargrove. Her father is deceased, her mother survives in Ottawa. On June 22, 2013 she married Jeff Longwell who survives in Oakwood. Also surviving are three children, Chad (Sarah) Cain of Delphos, Brandy (Jason) Sims of Crown Point, IN, and Charles (Debra) Cain of Pickerington; four sisters; and one brother. She was also preceded in death by a son, William Carl Cain. Debra was a medical secretary for Defiance Regional Hospital. She retired in 2016. She attended First Church of Christ in Dupont. She adored and lived for her grandchildren and was a wonderful person who was deeply loved by her family and friends. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood with Pastor Jim Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Charloe. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
  • William “Bill” Ladd, 1935 – 2017 - Print This Article Cloverdale – William “Bill” Ladd, 82 of Cloverdale died 2:34 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 13, 1935 in Cloverdale to the late Bryan and Mary (Matson) Ladd. On September 3, 1955 he married Norma Schneeg who survives in Cloverdale. Bill is also survived by eight children: Richard Ladd of Columbus, William Ladd, Jr. of Oakwood, Elizabeth (Cline, Jr.) Dockery of Continental, Ed Ladd of Cloverdale, Tom (Lisa) Ladd, Sandi (Buck) Pratt all of Ft. Jennings, Don (Becky) Ladd of Oakwood and Mary (Tom) Keller of Cloverdale; 27 grandchildren, many step-grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Ladd of Cloverdale; 7 sisters: Alice Evans of Florida, Elizabeth “Dolly” Basinger of Cloverdale, Edna halter and Marilyn Pier both of Oakwood, Margaret Strayer of Delphos, Connie Brown of Defiance and Sue Wagner of Arthur and his faithful companion “Buster” the Dog. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Richard (Dick) Ladd and two sisters: Norma Swartz and Helen Scott. He was a roadman for Jackson Township for 22 years. Bill liked working on his tractors and playing cards. He loved his John Deere Lawn Mower. A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Twp. with Tony Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow in Cascade Cemetery, Cloverdale. Visitation will be Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Putnam County […]
  • Richard Lee Hitchcock, 1951 – 2017 - Print This ArticleRichard Lee Hitchcock, 66, of Antwerp, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Dick was born in Lima on August 11, 1951. He retired from General Motors in 2011. Dick will be sadly missed by his wife, Collene (Crosby) whom he married Dec. 18, 1971; mother, Madonna of Kalida; daughters, Chellene (David) Warford of Fort Wayne & Amanda (Matthew) Pace of Tiro; siblings, Robert (Juanita) of Lakeland, FL & Steven (Patti) of Continental; grandchildren, Savannah & Brystol Pace & Melita Warford. He is also preceded in death by his father, Charles and siblings, Elaine Boesel & John. Dick’s funeral service is Tuesday, 11 am with viewing one hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River Street, Antwerp. Viewing is also Monday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm. He will be laid to rest in Maumee Cemetery. Memorials are to Anheuser-Busch Foundation, One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO 63118 for education and disaster relief. Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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