Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:00 PM
Sept. 16, 1939-Nov. 22, 2013
Paul Gene Richardson, 74, of Delphos, passed away peacefully on Friday evening at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
His Family…. He was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Delphos, to Melvin and Zelma (Dickman) Richardson, who preceded him in death.
On Dec. 15, 1972, he married Rebecca (Sanders) Richardson, who survives.
He is also survived by a two sons, Thomas A. (Christine) Richardson of Johnstown and Paul W. Richardson of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Charlene L. Slygh of Lima; four brothers, Carl (Ellaree) Richardson of McGuffey, Jim (Betty) Richardson of Ottawa, Mike (Karen) Richardson of Reynoldsburg and Rick (Janet) Richardson of Defiance; seven grandchildren, Kendra (Justin) Parlin, Kody Richardson, Andrew Richardson, Nicholas Richardson, Kyrsten Slygh, Jaydan Slygh and Lawrence Slygh; and one great-granddaughter, Myah Buettner.
His Legacy…. Paul was retired from Setex Corporation. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. His first love was his family, followed closely by a love of carpentry. He taught himself many trades. Paul enjoyed camping and the outdoors.
His Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Strayer Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life of Delphos. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 8:51 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:02 PM
Feb. 12, 1943-Nov. 20, 2013
Thomas F. McCabe, 70, of Delphos, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
His Family…. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Lima, to William F. and Rita (Tegenkamp) McCabe, who preceded him in death.
On April 29, 1967, he married Kathy (Metzger) McCabe, who survives in Delphos.
Tom is also survived by three daughters, Kimberly McCabe, Pamela (Travis) Miller and Jodi (Brian Sellers) Bennett, all of Delphos; five grandchildren, Treyton Miller, MaKya Miller, Tanzen Miller, Lane Bennett and Alonnah Sellers; and a brother, James McCabe of Maumee.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Agler.
His Legacy…. Tom retired after 27 years of service as a police officer for the city of Delphos. He was one of the first sergeants on the Delphos Police Department. He was the co-owner of Photography by Mac. He was a 1961 graduate of St. John’s High School and a graduate of London Ohio Police School. He was certified from several police and photography schools.
Tom was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62, Eagles Aerie 471 and NAPP. Tom enjoyed his Sundays listening to Elvis music and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling with family and friends and was a well-known patron of Jim’s Restaurant. Tom had a passion for taking portraits and pictures of all kinds.
His Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, where a Fraternal Order of Police Service will be held at 3 p.m. and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions.… Memorials may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation and St. Rita’s Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:01 PM
Nov. 27, 1934-Nov. 19, 2013
Elizabeth J. Elwer, 78, of Fort Jennings, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Fort Jennings to Gilbert “Gip” and Wilma (Giesken) Luebrecht. Her mother preceded her in death in 1936. Her father remarried Agnes Rayman, who truly raised Elizabeth as her own. Gilbert and Agnes also preceded her in death.
On Dec. 29, 1956, she married Gale Edward Elwer, who survives in Fort Jennings.
Other survivors include two sons, Gary (Diane) Elwer of Eustis, Fla., and Gregory (Tammy) Elwer of Roswell, Ga.; three daughters, Linda (Mark) Wihl of Tracy, Colo., Diane Elwer of Grand Junction, Colo., and Sandra (John) Macias of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Shirley (Joseph) Mesker of Fort Jennings; three brothers, Dennis (Sandra) Luebrecht, Donald (Nancy) Luebrecht and Duane (Sharon) Luebrecht of Fort Jennings; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn (Robert) Heitmeyer.
Mrs. Elwer was a nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ft. Jennings and St. Christopher’s in Hobe Sound, Fla. She enjoyed traveling as an Air Force wife and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom lived throughout the country. She was an avid euchre player. She also enjoyed working out, painting and other crafts.
Mass of Christian burial will begin at noon on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass Saturday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to St. Rita’s Hospice or Putnam County Home Healthcare.
To leave condolences, visit harterandschier.com.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:41 PM
Aug. 14, 1937-Nov. 15, 2013
Nancy Edinger, 76, passed away at 11:57 p.m. Friday at her home in Van Wert.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1937, in Ironton to the Rev. Robert Louis and Mildred Alice (Holmes) King, who preceded her in death.
On Dec. 30, 1956, she married Robert H. Edinger, who survives.
Other survivors include, a daughter, Debra Sue (Randy) Ruhl of Nolanville, Texas; two sons, Joseph Robert (Susan) Edinger of Millersburg and John Howard (Sharon) Edinger of Delphos; eight grandchildren, Douglas (Sara) Ruhl, Michael (Stephanie) Ruhl, Cody Ruhl, David (Olivia) Edinger, Joel Edinger, Joy Edinger and Emily and Darren Edinger; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Benjamin Ruhl and Lydia to be born in March; and one sister, Mary Ann Mihm of Van Wert.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Gene and David; and a sister, Freda.
Nancy was a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Bluffton College. She was a retired special needs aide at Van Wert City Schools. She was a member of First United Brethren in Christ Church of Van Wert and its Ladies Aide. Nancy had a Christian service heart, which was witnessed by her generosity to others. She was an example of love and motherhood to her friends and family. She will be sorely missed by all. She was an active member of her church and involved in their organizations and projects for youth. She loved her family and being an American. She made several blankets and heating pads for service families who were left at home during their service member’s deployment. Her priorities were family, friends and Christmas. One of her great joys was being Mrs. Claus during the Christmas season, visiting homes and organizations during the holidays.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Brethren in Christ Church, with Pastor Jody Harr officiating.
Calling hours are 9-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.
Interment will follow at a later date of Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Preferred memorials are to the First United Brethren in Christ Church.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:40 PM
Oct. 25, 1921-Nov. 15, 2013
Mary M. Springer, age 92, of Lima, died Friday at home surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 25, 1921, near Delphos to James H. and Minnie B. Nagel Claypool, who preceded her in death.
On May 20, 1944, she married Albert L. Springer, who died Feb. 21, 2009.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry L. (Deborah) Springer and Randy Jay (Debbie Roper) Springer of Lima; a daughter, Lou Ann (Randy) McGuire of Lima; three grandchildren, Joelene (Dave Brunner) Jordan, Lorna Springer and Jack McGuire; two great grandchildren, Brooke (Joseph) Kroupa and Kitiera Heffner; a great-great-grandson due in March; and a brother, Eugene Claypool of Fort Wayne.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Utrup; and brothers Allan Claypool and Bob Claypool.
Mrs. Springer was a homemaker and a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was an active member of Forest Park United Methodist Church in Lima, where she loved serving in numerous ways and a former member of the Christian Women’s Club. One of her favorite hobbies was visiting garage sales. She was a seamstress and used to spend summers in Michigan and winters in Florida. Her children and grandchildren were very special and she valued time spent with them.
Funeral services will begin 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Park United Methodist Church, Lima, Pastor Tim Benjamin officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to Forest Park United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.