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Sandy Averesch PDF Print
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 9:00 PM

March 29, 1939-Jan. 8, 2014

 

Sandy AvereschSandy Averesch, 74, of Delphos, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born March 29, 1939, in Delphos to Leander and Pricilla (Kiggins) Best, who preceded her in death.

 
Paul Edward Fisher PDF Print
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:00 PM

June 16, 1921-Jan. 2, 2014

 

Paul FisherPaul Edward Fisher, 92, of Fort Jennings died at 11:29 p.m. Thursday at The Meadows of Kalida.

He was born June 16, 1921, in Putnam County to Albert H. and Genevieve (Mescher) Fisher, who preceded him in death.

In April 1945, he married Theresa Fisher, who died on Jan. 2, 2010.

Survivors include two sons, Philip (Alice) Fisher of Fort Jennings and John (Carol) Fisher of Columbus Grove; two daughters, Dorothy (Tom) Mershman of Columbus Grove and Jane (Tom) Niedzwiecki of Beaver Creek; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Fisher; and a sister, Margaret Askins.

Mr. Fisher was a farmer and hauled livestock. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings. He enjoyed livestock and dairy cattle and also going to livestock sales. He also loved the Lawrence Welk Show.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Norbert Howe officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 6 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the church.

To leave condolences, visit harterandschier.com.

 
Elizabeth 'Betty' J. Swick PDF Print
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:00 PM

Jan. 9, 1934-Jan. 6, 2014

 

Elizabeth 'Betty' Swicklizabeth “Betty” J. Swick, 79, of Delphos passed away Monday morning at her residence.

Her Family

She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Delphos to John I. and Mary (Carder) Grothouse, who preceded her in death.

On Feb. 2, 1957, she married Jack L. Swick, who preceded her in death Nov. 30, 2006.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Laura (Mark) Hammons of Delphos; four sons, Jack L. Swick II of Summerville, S.C., and Greg (Jill) Swick, Mike (Denise) Swick and Dan (Jenny) Swick of Delphos; 14 grandchildren, Andrea (Ryan) Hamlin, Katrina (Adam) Smith, Jessica Hammons, Alexa and Kevin Swick, Sara (Brian) York, Ashley (Will) Oxendine, Nick Baldauf, Curtis and Tori Swick, Madison Ellis, Elijah, Aidan and Amyah Swick; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Luella) Grothouse, Larry (Sue) Grothouse and John E. (Diane) Grothouse of Delphos; a sister-in-law, Alice Grothouse of Delphos; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Hubert “Beeze” Grothouse.

Her Legacy

Betty was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Delphos Eagles Auxiliary, Delphos Area Art Guild and volunteered at the Thrift Shop. She graduated from Delphos St. John’s in 1951 and then attended the Dayton Art Institute. Betty retired from Delphos Granite Works. She also worked as a waitress at The Carriage Inn, taught art at Delphos St. John’s and did a variety of freelance art work including portraits, book and CD covers, the first DSJ Blue Jay mascot emblem, Delphos bicentennial coins and the Ohio Jaycee state emblem. In addition, she designed the layout for Delphos Veterans Memorial and other monuments located throughout the community. Betty was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her Farewell Services

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday with a V.F.W. Auxiliary Service at 7:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday with a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. at Strayer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation or the St. John’s Teacher’s Endowment Fund.

Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com

 
Ruth M. Brickner PDF Print
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:00 PM

March 12, 1918-Jan. 6, 2014

 

Ruth M. BricknerRuth M. Brickner, 95, of Delphos, died at 6:28 p.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born March 12, 1918, in Delphos to Thomas E. and Rickie (Huysman) Alspaugh, who preceded her in death.

In 1947, she married Arnold G. Brickner, who preceded her in death in 1980.

Survivors include a niece, Marie (Bill) Blymyer of Elida; four nephews, Kenneth (Edith) Miller and Thomas (Jane) Miller of Elida, Ron Alspaugh of Wotcollville, Ind., and Denny Alspaugh of Dunedin, Fla.; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by sisters, Lydia Alspaugh and Oletha Marie Miller; and brothers, Milford and Howard Alspaugh.

Mrs. Brickner retired from Westinghouse after 39 years of service. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Delphos and a Jefferson High School graduate, member of the Women’s Birthday Club, Westinghouse Retirees Club and a volunteer at the Delphos Thrift Shop, where she enjoyed refurbishing the donated baby dolls.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry Tolhurst officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to First United Presbyterian Church or the Delphos Interfaith Thrift Shop.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 9:02 PM
 
Paul E. Fisher PDF Print
Monday, January 06, 2014 9:00 PM

Paul E. Fisher, 92, of Fort Jennings passed away on Thursday at The Meadows of Kalida.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Further arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 07, 2014 6:32 PM
 
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