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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
Phyllis J. Neiford PDF Print
Friday, January 03, 2014 9:00 PM

May 23, 1927-Jan. 2, 2014

Phyllis J. Neiford, 86, of Delphos died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Vancrest Healthcare of Delphos.
She was born May 23, 1927, in Delphos to Eldon and Ora (Brown) Barnes, who preceded him in death.
She is survived by her son, Dan Nihiser of Elida.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey Barnes, Eldon Barnes Jr. and Richard (Dick) Barnes.
Burial will be at a later date.
To leave condolences for the family, please go to www.harterandschier.com

Last Updated on Friday, January 03, 2014 8:39 PM
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.

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