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Breta M. Plikerd PDF Print
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 PM

Breta M. PlikerdApril 19, 1922-July 18, 2014

DELPHOS — Breta M. Plikerd, 92, of rural Delphos, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, with her family at her side.

She was born April 19, 1922, in Allen County to Edward and Alice Miller Kieswetter, who are deceased.

On June 23, 1940, she married Dale C. Plikerd, who died Oct. 30, 2007.

Surviving are four children, Marlene (David) Dawdy of St. Marys, Carolyn Sue (Larry) Creek of Wapakoneta, Charles E. (Connie) Plikerd of Elida and Dianne L. (Ralph) Hesseling of Spencerville; six grandchildren, Brian Creek of Baytown, Texas, Kelly Dawdy of St. Marys; Kevin (Angie) Dawdy of Findlay, Stephanie (Jimmy) Keown of Bradenton, Florida, Kent (Alison) Plikerd of Spencerville and Melanie (Phil) Weaver of Sarasota, Florida; four step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosalie (Richard “Toby”) Taylor of Delphos; and a sister-in-law; Joan Kieswetter of Delphos.

A sister, Irene (George) Fetter; and a brother; Richard Kieswetter, preceded her in death.

A homemaker and farm wife, Mrs. Plikerd was a 74-year member of Marion Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday School, played piano, served as secretary/treasurer of the Church Missionary Funds and cared for the church. She enjoyed gardening and canning the goods.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Marion Baptist Church, the Rev. Aaron Kimmel officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Delphos.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Marion Baptist Church.

Condolences may be expressed at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Audrey McCollow PDF Print
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 PM

July 24, 1926-July 17, 2014

SPENCERVILLE — Audrey McCollow, 87, of Spencerville and Fort Myers, Florida, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at her residence following a 14-week illness.

She was born July 24, 1926, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William and Alice Carr Grice, who are deceased.

On June 4, 1946, she married Harold A. “Hod” McCollow, who died April 16, 1992.

She is survived by three children, Robert (Kathy) McCollow of Venedocia, Cathy (Jerry) Tuckerman of New Carlisle and Heather (Ted) Ciminillo of Lima; seven grandchildren, Cory (Silvia) McCollow, U.S. Coast Guard, Oakland, California, Peter McCollow, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejune, North Carolina, Jonnie Workman of Springfield, Danny Jackson of Chicago, Rachel Ciminillo of Lexington, Ohio, and Cody Ciminillo and Alaina Ciminillo of Lima; and two great-grandchildren, Colton Workman and Cason Workman of Springfield.

She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Jackson.

A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Spencerville Cemetery, the Rev. Vince Lavierie officiating.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.

Preferred memorials are to the new Spencerville Athletic Complex in care of Spencerville Athletic Boosters or the charity of choice.

Condolences can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Herbert I. 'Herb' Jackson PDF Print
Monday, July 14, 2014 8:01 PM

Jan. 12, 1948-July 12, 2014

Herbert I. 'Herb' JacksonDELPHOS — Herbert I. “Herb” Jackson, 66, of Delphos died Saturday.

He was born Jan. 12, 1948, to Lewis and Lottie (McLaughlin) Jackson, who preceded him in death.

Clifford C. ‘Cliff’ Ball PDF Print
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00 PM

Clifford BallJune 28, 1939-July 10, 2014

VENEDOCIA, Ohio — Clifford C. “Cliff” Ball, 75, of rural Venedocia, died at 9:54 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in the St. Rita’s Medical Center following a sudden illness.

He was born June 28, 1939, near Venedocia, a son of Cletus J. and Twila M. Prine Ball, who are deceased.

On Dec. 27, 1957, he married Donna R. Nighswander, who survives, along with three children: James C. Ball of Okinawa, Japan, Patricia J. (J.W.) Hayes of Gahanna and Richard J. Ball of Venedocia; five grandchildren: Matthew and Nichole Hayes of Gahanna and Natalie (Jesse) Mackey of Xenia, Jennifer (Josh) Sherrick of Elida and Susan Ball of Spencerville; three great-grandchildren: Abby Mackey, David Ball Redding and Chloe Sherrick; a brother: Michael “Mick” (Beth Ann) Ball of Worthington, and Noreen (Dave) Giuliani of Xenia.

His daughter-in-law, Yoshiko Ball, and a brother, Ron (Barb) Ball, preceded him in death.

Cliff was a 1957 graduate of Spencerville High School and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Spencerville and had served in the Ohio National Guard. Along with farming he retired as a salesman with the Moorman Feed and Equipment Company after 20 years in the Mercer, Van Wert, Auglaize and Allen Counties. He had also worked for USS AgriChemical in Delphos, P. & L. Fertilizer in Middle Point, Rural Machine and Iron and Tom Monfort Carpentry, both in Spencerville. He especially enjoyed carpentry, fishing, gardening, coon hunting, Thursday night family cookouts, and talking with folks and was also a beekeeper.

Funeral sevices will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, Deacon Robert Nighswander officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery.

Friends may call 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assn.

Condolences may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mary L. Newland PDF Print
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:03 PM

Jan. 23, 1932-July 10, 2014

ROCKFORD — Mary L. Newland, 82, of Rockford died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

She was born Jan. 23, 1932, in Windham to Albert and Mildred (Needles) Wiedeman, who preceded her in death.


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