SHERWOOD – Joann MHarris, 79, of Sherwood, passed away on Saturday,March 30 at the Twin RiversCare & Rehabilitation Center.She was born on Jan, 1,1934 to the late William andMarjorie (Leonard) Ripke inDefiance. On June 4, 1954she married James E. HarrisSr., who survives. Joann wasa member of St. PaulLutheran Church, Defiance.She enjoyed gardening andcooking.Joann is survived by her husband, James Sr. of Sher-wood; sons, Terry (Denise)Harris of Perrysburg, James(Cathy) Harris Jr. of Defi-ance, Richard “Rick” (Chris)Harris of Defiance and Corey(Nicole) Harris of Paulding; adaughter, Michelle “Mick”(Tom) Curtis of Antwerp;eight grandchildren; eightgreat-grandchildren; onegreat-great-grandchild; sis-ters, Lenore Levy of Hicksville and Pam Florence,Pat Osborn, Nancy Fedderkeand Brenda Ankney, all of Defiance.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers,William Jr. and RichardRipke; and a great-grandson,Anakin Curtis.Funeral services were heldFriday, April 5 at Schaffer Fu-neral Home, Defiance, withthe Rev. David Brobston offi-ciating. Burial was in River-side Cemetery.The family suggest memo-rials be made to the North-west Ohio Hospice or theAmerican Cancer Society.
PAULDING – JuanitaMarjorie Hyman, 94, of Paulding, passed away peace-fully Monday, April 1 sur-rounded by her lov-ing familyat Com-munityHealthProfes-sionalsHospice,Van Wert.She was born July 2, 1918in Allen County, Ohio, thedaughter of James M. andCharity (Wright) Jacobs. OnDec. 23, 1939, she marriedHarvey E. Hyman, who pre-ceded her in death Jan. 17,2000. Before her marriageshe was employed as an assis-tant in the trust department at National Bank of Lima, andafter marriage worked for atime as a secretary in her hus- band’s law office. Marjoriewas an active member of theFirst Presbyterian Church of Paulding, and its women’sgroups and couple’s groups.She was selected as a volun-teer Gray Lady at the Pauld-ing County Hospital, servedone year as the PauldingCounty Fair secretary, and asa baseball league treasurer.Memberships includedDaughters of the AmericanRevolution, Eastern Star,John Paulding Historical So-ciety, Ladies Literary Societyand the Current Event Club.She is survived by threesons, David A. (Jacqueline)Hyman of Paulding, GeoffreyL. (Bonnie) Hyman of Payneand H. Douglas (Paula)Hyman of Lima; one daugh-ter, Cara Lou (Charles A.)Strahley of Paulding; a brother, James M. (Helen) Ja-cobs of Middleton, N.J.;grandchildren, GregoryHyman, Sarah E. (Tim) Bern-hardt, Angela M. (Tony) Zart-man, Scott A. Strahley,Michael G. Hyman, Julie N.Hyman, Rachel (Greg) Par-rett, Erin Hyman, GretchenHyman, Harvey D. (Caci)Hyman and James M.(Katherine) Hyman; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces andnephews.Marjorie was also precededin death by her parents.Funeral services were heldSaturday, April 6 at FirstPresbyterian Church, Pauld-ing, with the Rev. DavidMeriwether officiating. Bur-ial was in Pleasant GroveCemetery, Paulding. DenHerder Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.Memorial contributionsmay be made to First Presby-terian Church or PauldingCounty Junior Fair Board to benefit 4-H.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
OAKWOOD – ThomasCalvin “Tom” Ankney, 60, of Oakwood, died at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 2 at his resi-dence.He was born May12, 1952in Defi-ance tothe lateSimonand Violet(Good-win) Ankney. On Sept. 11,2005, he married SindyDackenhaus, who survives inOakwood. Tom was a self-employed brick mason. Heloved spending time with hisdogs, Sadie and Butter, andenjoyed reading, workingcrossword puzzles, and doingarts and crafts. He was anavid music fan.He is also survived by fivechildren, Angie (Randy)Brown of Helena, Joey(Amy) Ankney of Bryan, Pete(Angie Evans) Ankney of In-dependence, Amy (Ryan)Sanders of Minnesota, andCalvin (Cassandra) Ankneyof Tennessee; nine grandchil-dren and one on the way; five brothers, Jim (Ruth) Ankneyof Ayersville, David (DebAden) Ankney of Defiance,Dennis (Rosie) Ankney of Hicksville, Dan (Jodi)Ankney of Continental, andBilly Ankney of Defiance;and a sister, Kim Epple of Defiance.Funeral services were heldFriday, April 5 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood,with Pastor Don Litchfieldofficiating. Burial was inSherman Cemetery, Oak-wood.Memorials may be made toPaulding County HumaneSociety or to CommunityHealth Professionals of Paulding County.Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.heitmeyerfu-neralhome.com.
OTTAWA – Donald R.“Pete” Croy, 79, passed away5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 athis home.He was born Nov.11, 1933,to the latePaul D.andKathryn(Blymyer)Croy. OnOct. 2, 1954, he married JeanKing and she survives in Ot-tawa. Pete was born on MapleStreet in Ottawa, lived his en-tire life on Maple Street anddied at his home on MapleStreet following a short butcourageous battle with can-cer.Pete was a lifelong dealer of poultry and eggs. He en- joyed many years of workingwith his wife, making craftsfor their business, Croy’sCountry Crafts. He was amember of Trinity UnitedMethodist Church, Ottawa.Pete’s greatest love was for his family. He enjoyed familygatherings, especially at their cabin on the Auglaize River,He loved attending his grand-children’s sporting events andwas a huge part of each of their lives. He loved buildingcampfires, cooking, grillingand feeding people, as well asmushroom hunting and play-ing cards.He is survived by his chil-dren, Don (Teresa) Croy, Deb(Chuck) Inkrott, Diane(Mark) Fuerst and Daryl(Diane) Croy, all of Ottawa;10 grandchildren, Jeff (Cari)Croy, Lyle (Amee) Croy,Brian (Kendall) Inkrott, Jason(Laura) Inkrott, Mark (Kendra) Unterbrink, Kevin(Holly) Unterbrink, Alison(Aaron) Teders, Curt (Kayla)Croy, Mitch (Brittany) Croyand Nolan Croy; two step-grandchildren, Meghan(Craig) Baldauf and Micah(Krista) Fuerst; 14 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Josh,Gracie, Garret, Wyatt,Everett, Kathryn, Maddox,Maris, Gwenevere, Karlie,Charlotte, Stella and Valerie;two sisters, Dorothy Micheland Pat (Ed) Ketner, both of Ottawa; three sisters-in-law,Alice Croy of Perrysburg,Sally Croy of Waterville andMary Croy of Ottawa; and a brother-in-law, Gary Okuleyof Ottawa.He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob Croy,Jim Croy and Bill Croy; a sis-ter, Carol Okuley; and a brother-in-law, Harry Michel.A funeral service was heldMonday, April 8 at Love Fu-neral Home, Ottawa withPastor Lynda Lockwood offi-ciating. Burial was in HarmanCemetery, Gilboa.Memorial contributionsmay be made to TrinityUnited Methodist Church or Putnam County Hospice.Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.lovefuneral-home.com.
CECIL – Clara MarieModen, age 81, died Sunday,April 7 at Van Wert InpatientHospice, Van Wert.Shewas bornMay 26,1931 inPauldingCounty,thedaughter of Paul B.and RuthL. (Phillips) Holtsberry. Shewas an avid NASCAR fan.She is survived by threedaughters, Kay (Fred) McB-room, Defiance, Carol (Ray)Finfrock, Paulding, and Jill(Ruben) Rodriguez, FortWayne; two sisters, RamonaFillman, Paulding, and RuthElaine Underwood, Van Wert;several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; companion,Andrew J. Tilley; an infantson, Floyd A. Glass; a brother, Paul D. Holtsberry;and a sister, Alice Foust.Funeral services will beconducted 11 a.m. Thursday,April 11 at Den Herder Fu-neral Home, Paulding, withthe Rev. Ben Lowell officiat-ing. Burial will follow inHedges Cemetery, PauldingCounty.Visitation will be 4-6 p.m.today, April 10 at Den Herder Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services on Thursday.Donations may be made toVan Wert Inpatient Hospice.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
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shortly after giving birth totheir 11th child. She was only36 years old and leaves her husband and 11 children tomourn. The oldest child is adaughter, only 15 years old.God has again showed usthat we do not need to be oldto be taken from this world.Joe and Jonathan and familieswere neighbors growing up,so the cousins were together often. We regret that we werenot able to attend the funeral.Jonathan lives over sevenhours from here.Our most heartfelt sympa-thy goes out to Jonathan, thechildren and the extendedfamily. It won’t be easy car-ing for a newborn without amother there.We were glad to hear Joe’sAunt Nancy is on the road torecovery since having a heart bypass surgery.Yesterday, I helped cut up beef at sister Emma andJacob’s house. The rest of myfamily came to help in theevening.It was a 1,700-pound beef with Jacob taking half andniece, Verena and Melvin,taking the other half. Verenaand Melvin were also there tohelp. The meat was all cut upand the hamburger wasground. We were glad wecould get it all done before itwarmed up too much.While Joe is off work weThis is a very nice andsunny Thursday with the mer-cury going over 50° on our thermometer.Susan and I did laundry, in-cluding some curtains. Susanhung a lot of the clothes out-side, taking advantage of thisspring-like day. Earlier thisweek we had snow flurries.My husband, Joe, was off work today and won’t go back until April 9. He is alsotaking advantage of theweather and is hauling ma-nure out of the barn. Next week the children will be home all week for spring break. Tomorrow is GoodFriday, so they will be homeas well.I am unthawing a 12 poundturkey for tomorrow’s dinner.We will have a nice, restfulfamily day. Daughter, Eliza- beth, will go with Timothy tohis parents house for dinner.Mose will be here for dinner and then Susan will go withhim to his sister’s house for supper. The children plan tocolor some eggs on Saturday.Easter is on Sunday. Let usremember our Savior whodied on the cross for our sins.Let us honor Him for the op- portunity he provided for usall.Our hearts are still saddenedfrom the news we received aweek ago. Joe’s cousin,Jonathan’s wife Barbara, diedwould like to mix some sum-mer sausage and smoke it. Iwould like to try Dad andMom’s recipe that they al-ways used.I’ve made this recipe andthey have become a favoritesnack among the family.
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2 eggs1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil1/4 teaspoon saltteaspoon baking soda1/2 cup cocoa2 cups apple sauce2 cups flour Mix everything together and divide between two large(10x15) cookie sheets. Bakeat 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.Put wax paper under one it iseasy to remove.Filling:1 16-ounce container of whipped topping1 8-ounce package of creamcheese1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar Mix together and put onone of the layers of cake after it is cooled off. Remove theother cake from pan and puton top of this.Topping:1 package of chocolate chips5 tablespoons of butter Melt butter. Remove fromheat. Add chocolate chips andstir until they are melted.Spread on top of cake.Chill and cut into bars.
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New church opens in Paulding
PAULDING – Branch Christian Fellowshipis a church plant from the Family ChristianCenter in Defiance.Pastor Tim Tracy of FCC and Pastor GregCramer decided to plant a church in the Pauld-ing area for numerous reasons. One of whichwas the fair amount of people attending FCCfrom the Paulding County area and also a de-sire to join in the efforts of other area churchesin meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the community.In March 2013, Pastor Cramer and hislaunch team started having meetings in thePaulding School Auditeria. They meet weeklyon Sundays at 10 a.m. Branch Christian Fel-lowship offers lively praise and worship and practical teaching for everyday living from theBible.Pastor Cramer lives south of Defiance andhas been in the area for over 25 years. He has been married to Kimberly for almost 25 yearsand has two daughters.Branch Christian Fellowship has only oneservice per week currently, but will be plan-ning on midweek studies soon.The website at www.branchpaulding.comoutlines their core beliefs and has other perti-nent information.All are welcome to weekly meetings. It is“come as you are” attire. They offer coffee, tea,water and breakfast snacks for refreshment. En-trance to the meetings are from the EmeraldRoad side of the building. Look for signs.“We would love to see you this Sunday if youare not attending another church currently,” saidPastor Cramer.
The family of Robert Reinhart would like to thank every-one for their expressionsof love, prayer and support during this very difficult time.We want to thank Den Herder Funeral Home for their profes-sional care and the Paulding Methodist Church for the wonder-ful meal. We would also like tothank Dr. Amer Arshad for all thecare, love and expert medicalcare he has shown our family.A special thanks to Tim Burden,our longtime friend and pastor,for the services he provided for usand to Rick Williamson for thebeautiful music.
God Bless You All.Ruth, Dennis, David and Sueand families
Relay For Life volunteersneeded in Paulding County
PAULDING – The Ameri-can Cancer Society is seekingvolunteers to help plan theupcoming Relay For Life of Paulding County on May 31-June 1 at Paulding CountyFairgrounds. From organiz-ing teams, to entertainment planning, to fundraising,there are many different waysto get involved and help makethis cancer’s last century.The next volunteer teamand committee meeting willtake place on Thursday, April11 at the Paulding CountySenior Center. Teams meet at6:30 p.m., committee at 7:30 p.m. All interested in gettinginvolved are welcome to at-tend.By participating, volun-teers will be helping theAmerican Cancer Society inthe lifesaving mission started100 years ago.“On May 22, 2013 theAmerican Cancer Societycelebrates 100 years of fight-ing to save lives from cancer,and it’s the progress we’vemade together – as a commu-nity, as volunteers, as sur-vivors and as leaders – thathas helped us reach this in-credible milestone withtremendous success,” saysCara Boehm, local AmericanCancer Society staff partner.“We’ve never been moreready to complete our mis-sion and put ourselves out of business. By lending your support to the Relay For Lifeof Paulding County event thisyear, you’ll be helping theSociety finish the fight and bring an end to cancer as weknow it.”During Relay For Lifeevents, teams of people campout overnight at a localschool, park or fairground,and take turns walking or run-ning around a track or path.Each team is asked to have arepresentative on the track atall times during the event. Be-cause cancer never sleeps,Relay events take placeovernight, for 18 hours.To join the Relay For Life of Paulding County as a volun-teer, team captain, or partici- pant, and to learn more aboutthe program, call the AmericanCancer Society at 888-227-6446 est. 5210 or visit Relay-ForLife.org/Paulding.
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Luncheon set for chamber ‘Employee Appreciation Day’
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce will holdits annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon from noon-1 p.m.Wednesday, April 24 at the Paulding County Senior Center.The cost is $12 per person and includes lunch, entertainmentand a goodie bag.Checks for the event can be made to the Paulding Chamber of Commerce or credit cards can be accepted by calling 419-399-5215.