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James O. Koester PDF Print
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:45 PM

Sept. 16, 1931-May 2, 2014

James O. KoesterDELPHOS — James O. Koester, 82, of Delphos, passed away Friday morning at his residence.

His Family… He was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Ottoville to Anthony and Petronella (Greulich) Koester, who preceded him in death.

Carrie J. Adkins PDF Print
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:44 PM

Aug. 11, 1963-April 28, 2014

Carrie J. AdkinsDELPHOS — Carrie J. Adkins, 50, of Delphos, died Tuesday in Allen County.

She was born Aug. 11, 1963, in Dayton to Denver G. and DeMaris (Fetters) Sturgill. Her father survives in Lockborn.

Esther E. Bielawski PDF Print
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:41 PM

June 11, 1930-May 2, 2014

Esther E. BielawskiDELPHOS — Esther E. Bielawski, 83, of Delphos, died at 1:47 a.m. Friday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born June 11, 1930, in Lima to Leo and Clara (Schulte) Omlor, who preceded her in death.

Jane Ellen Morris-Pyles PDF Print
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:18 PM

March 22, 1926-May 1, 2014

XENIA — On May 1, 2014, Jane Ellen Morris-Pyles was celebrated home. Jane Ellen was born March 22, 1926.

At the age of 18, she became the bride to 2nd Lt. Robert J. Wiseman. At age 19, she became the mother of their daughter, Roberta (Jerry Erwin) and a war widow.

She started working to support her family and became the secretary to the superintendent of Silvercreek (now Greeneview) schools. There she met Louis R. Morris, a history teacher, whom she married in December 1950. To them were born two daughters, Rebecca Lou (Terry Gillaugh) and Sue Ellen (Randy Barclay). After a marriage of 29 years, Louis passed away from lung cancer.

Twelve years later, in 1988, she married a close church friend, Monroe Pyles. They were happily married for several years before his death.

Jane was blessed with nine grandchildren, Philip (Kristine) Erwin, Robert (Emily) Erwin, Mark (Nichole) Erwin, Laura (Craig Cross), Daniel (Annie) Gillaugh, Ellen (Jason Wheatcraft), Megan (Michael Antalis), Colin Barclay, Jordan Barclay, and 10 great grandchildren.

She was known for her cookies, apple dumplings, the best grandma back-scratches and phenomenal sewing skills. She was a lifetime member of the Cedarville United Methodist Church where she played the organ, taught Sunday School, and accompanied the Adult and Youth choirs. She was also the organist for the Aldora Chapter, OES.

Jane Ellen is also preceded in death by her parents, Perry Mark and Margaret Ethel (Jolley) Gillilan; sister, Lucy; and one granddaughter, Lauren Ann Barclay.

She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed, but heaven gained an angel who will watch over each of us every day, “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways,” Psalm 91:11.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedarville United Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Anne Horton officiating. Burial at Milledgeville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until time of the service as well as on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com.


Greg Binkley PDF Print
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:05 PM

Dec. 29, 1948-May 1, 2014

SPENCERVILLE — Greg Binkley, 65, of Spencerville, died in his sleep Thursday at his residence following a short illness.

He was born Dec. 28, 1948, in Lima to Keith H. an Virginia E. (Schiffer) Binkley. His stepfather, Tom Gaskill, survives in Spencerville.

He was previously married to Ruth Ann Jacks, who is deceased. Then on March 10, 1984, he married Carla J. Hawk Goetz, who survives, along with his six children, Mike Binkley of Venedocia, Linda (Tim) Goffe of Gadston, Alamaba, Melissa (Stuart Cameron) Goetz of Spencerville, Shelley Goetz of New Market, Tennessee and Jon (Cheryl) Goetz and Jayme Goetz of Spencerville; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Mark (Schako) Binkley of Seattle and Paul (Cathy) Binkley of Spencerville.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. Tom Shobe officiating. Burial will follow in Spencerville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Spencerville Invincible Fire Company or the VFW Men’s Auxiliary.

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


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