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Eldin Edison 'Bus' Brown PDF Print
Friday, January 03, 2014 9:00 PM


May 5, 1921

Jan. 2, 2014




Eldin Edison 'Bus' BrownEldin Edison “Bus” Brown, 92, died in Roselawn Manor in Spencerville on Thursday of natural causes.

Bus was born on May 5, 1921, in Lima to Bearl and Ethel Pearl Cummins Brown, who preceded him in death.

He married Julia Good and the union produced five children. The marriage ended in divorce. Bus married Olga Jacecko on Dec. 27, 1969. She survives.

Surviving relatives include three sisters, Betty Roose and Gloria Jenner of Lima and Donna Mae Deitzel of Canton; all five children, Georgeana (Stan) Strayer of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Marcia Frankhouser of Pittsburg, Calif., Glenna Dray of Ludington, Mich., Dorene Cardozo of Bloomington, Ill., and Emerson Brown of Alameda, Calif.; and Olga’s daughter, Patricia Cooper; and grandchildren Christopher (Nicole) Strayer of Columbus, Heidi (Jeff) Wilcox of Marysville, Jessica Strayer of Nashville, Tenn., Blake (Jamie) Osting of Kossuth, Alana (Rick) Moore of Lima, Brian (Stephanie) Dray of Gomer, Greg (Kim) Dray of Dallas, Texas, Rachel Cardozo of Austin, Texas, and Joel Cardozo of Bloomington.

Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Four brothers and a sister also preceded Bus in death: Jay Brown, Russell Brown, Claude Brown, Don Brown and Barbara Ream.

Bus served with the United States Army from 1944-46. He was employed for many years by the Elida Local Schools as a maintenance manager. He was previously employed by Neal Machine & Tool and Steeles Paints Co.

Bus enjoyed playing bluegrass music on his harmonica with his friends at many gatherings and special events. Grover Hill was one of his favorite jam venues.

Visitation is from 10 a.m.– noon Monday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima. The funeral service will begin immediately after the visitation at noon, the Rev. Jerry Hall officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.

John S. Meyer PDF Print
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 9:17 PM

John S. MeyerMay 19, 1947-Dec. 31, 2013

John S. Meyer, 66, of rural Spencerville died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday at Lima Memorial Health System with his family at his side following an extended illness.

He was born May 19, 1947, in Lima to Leonard Bernard and Mary Elizabeth “Libby” (Klaus) Meyer, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by four children, Chad (Betsy) Meyer of Spencerville, Elizabeth Reinsel of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jonathan (Ashley) Meyer and Samantha (Bryan) Bowman, both of Spencerville; seven grandchildren, Brandon and Whitney Meyer, Kayli, Kendyl, Kynzie and Sheldon Meyer and Kollin Bowman; and siblings, Francis B. “Frank” (Carolyn) Meyer of Spencerville, Paul E. (Esther) Meyer of Elida, Michael J. Meyer of Boston, Mass., Marie J. Meyer of St. Marys, Lucian J. “Lou” Meyer of Wapakoneta and Elizabeth J. Meyer of St. Marys.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Christopher G. Meyer.

John was a 1965 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School and became a mechanical engineer and was a lifelong farmer. He served in the Army as an M.P. and worked 40 years in Spencerville with the former Hayes-Albion/Harvard Industries/ Trim Trends Corp. as an engineer. His great joy, along with his family, was helping friends and neighbors with repairs of their farm equipment

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Allen County Cancer Society or to the Spencerville EMS.

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

Howard James Smith PDF Print
Monday, December 30, 2013 9:00 PM


June 18, 1926 Dec. 30, 2013




Howard James SmithHoward James “Smitty the Cop” Smith, 87, of Delphos died at 10 a.m. Monday at Van Wert Manor.

He was born June 18, 1926, in Jenera to Oliver H. Smith and Mary R. (Smith) Hole, who preceded him in death.

Rita Jane (Bertling) Daley PDF Print
Friday, December 27, 2013 9:05 PM

Sept. 22, 1919-Dec. 27, 2013


Rita Jane (Bertling) DaleyRita Jane (Bertling) Daley, 94, of Lima passed away at 1 a.m. Friday at Lima Manor, Lima.

She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Muntanna to George William & Mabel (Kestley) Bertling, who preceded her death.

Robert "Bob" Neumeier PDF Print
Friday, December 27, 2013 9:00 PM

Aug. 27, 1934-Dec. 26, 2013


Robert R. NeumeierRobert R. Neumeier of Delphos went home to Heaven on Thursday after a brief illness at Van Wert County Hospital.

Robert was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Lima to Don and Irene Neumeier, who preceded him in death.

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