Sept. 21, 1921- Feb. 1, 2014
Lucille G. Van Oss, 92, passed from this life at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.Lucille was born on Sept. 21, 1921, to Nathaniel L. Staup and Pansie C. (Peterson) Staup, who pre-ceded her in death.On Sept. 2, 1940, she mar-ried Roland J. Van Oss, who passed away Dec. 24, 1991.Lucille is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Tom) Van Oss-Davis of Centerville and Jeanie (Dave) Alt of Delphos; three granddaughters, Suzanne (David) Laudadio, Jennifer (Jeremy) Strapp and Julie (Shawn) Grime; two step-granddaughters, Ali (Jordan) Ross and Jennifer Davis; three grandsons, Eric (Jodi) Wegesin, Matt Wegesin and Jon (Anna) Dieringer; three step-grandsons, Andy (Jamie) Alt, Aaron (Christine) Alt and James Davis; six great-grandchildren, Amanda and Ryan Strapp, Logan and Ella Grime and Sarah and Thomas Dieringer; seven stepgreat-grandchildren, Sam, Josh and Luke Alt, Alexa Alt, Jackson Ross, Kristin Davis and Kate Davis; along with nieces and nephews.She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Annette Wegesin; a grandson, Steve Nomina; a great-grand-daughter, Hannah Strapp; two brothers, Ralph and Ernie Staup; a sister, Luella McMichael; two sons-in-law, Bob Wegesin and Greg Dieringer; and her special feline companion, Miss Kitty.Raised during the years of the Great Depression, Lucille’s life was one of unconditional love, acceptance, service to others, honesty and gratitude. She always placed the needs of others above her own. She had a beautiful, resilient spirit and strong faith. By example, her philosophy of life was passed on to her family. She was a true gift to all who were fortunate to have her in their lives. Her family came first to her always.Lucille gave of her time generously. As a member of St. Rita’s Auxiliary, she vol-unteered in their gift shop for nearly 20 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and in her earlier years, she supported the church and school by volunteering at the annual church festival, in the “Mom’s Room”, and as a Juniorette leader. She gave to her community by her work at the Delphos Thrift Shop.A special thanks to Dr. James Bowlus, who showed such honesty and compas-sion to Lucille and to her family as her days on earth became short, to the staff of Vancrest Assisted Living and Rehab for making the last six months of Lucille’s life the best that they could be and to the nurses of St. Rita’s Hospice.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Dave Reinhart will officiate. The Rev. James Van Oss will co-officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.Friends may call at Strayer Funeral Home in Delphos from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. A parish wake ser-vice will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Auxiliary or to the Medical Mission Sisters, 8400 Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111-9986.Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfu-neralhome.com.2 – The Herald Monday, February 3, 2014
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ORRECTIONSMargaret Elizabeth Powell
April 7, 1921-Feb. 1, 2014
Margaret Elizabeth Powell, 92, of Delphos died at 8:02 a.m. Saturday at Vancrest of Delphos.She was born April 7, 1921, in Ottoville to Henry and Magdelena (Hohlbein) Pohl, who preceded him in death.She married Norman “Si” Powell on Feb. 5, 1946. He died on March 27, 1989.Survivors include three sons, Thomas (Marilyn) Powell of Powell, Michael Powell of Grove City and Jeff Powell of Delphos; six daugh-ters, Marge (Bill) Robinson of Exeter, Calif., Patricia Rittger of Kernah, Texas, Theresa Menke of Middle Point, Deb (Tim) Maag of Ottoville, Cheri (Mike) Placke of Van Wert and Lisa (Bruce) Bendele of Ottoville; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Stocklin; brothers, John, Ed and Elmer Pohl; and sisters, Clara Vondran, Lucille Clark and Dorothy Barnes.She was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church.Margaret’s passion was her family. She was also a seam-stress and made several wed-ding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. Crossword puzzles were a favorite pasttime. She was also a nature enthusiast.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Delphos St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will follow in Ressurection Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to that of the donor’s choice.Online condolences may be left for the family at www.harterandschier.com.
Dorothy V. Foust
July 30, 1922-Jan. 31, 2014
Dorothy V. Foust, 91, of Elida died at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Richland Manor.She was born July 30, 1922, in Lima to Orphy and Evelyn (Loomis) Allen, who preceded him in death.For 72 years, Dorothy shared her life with her hus-band, Howard Foust, whom she married on May 2, 1941.Survivors include two sons, Howard L. (Reida) Foust Jr. of Lima and Michael A. (Pat) Foust of Port St. Lucy, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia A. Foust of Lima; a sister, Nettie Millrans of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Sue Allen of Defiance and Margie Allen of California; a brother-in-law, Clay “Derb” Knoch of Uniappolis; five grandchildren, Reed (Kelly) Foust, Allen (Tina) Foust, Laura Pelscher, Melissa (Ryan) Moore and Michael Scott Foust and (Cherrie); 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.She worked at Beckman’s in Delphos in sales.Dorothy loved her grand-children and her dog, Buddy. She also loved walking and quilting.Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. David Howell. Burial will be at a later date at Walnut Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Memorial contribu-tions may be made to the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.Online condolence may be left at www.harterandschier.com.
Lucille G. Van Oss
Juanita M., 82, of Spencerville, funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, Pastor Joseph Heeter officiating. Burial will fol-low in the Spencerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment
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NEW YORK — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other char-acters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world’s finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a nee-dle in his arm. He was 46.The actor apparently died of a drug overdose, said two law enforcement officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ano-nymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case. Envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were found with him, they said.Hoffman — with his doughy, everyman physique, his often-disheveled look and his limp, receding blond hair — was a character actor of such range and lack of vanity that he could seemingly handle roles of any size, on the stage and in movies that played in art houses or multiplexes.He could play comic or dramatic, loathsome or sym-pathetic, trembling or diaboli-cal, dissipated or tightly con-trolled, slovenly or fastidious.The stage-trained actor’s rumpled naturalism brought him four Academy Award nominations — for “Capote,” ”The Master,” ”Doubt” and “Charlie Wilson’s War” — and three Tony nominations for his work on Broadway, including his portrayal of the beaten and weary Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman.”
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Today is Monday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2014. There are 331 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On Feb. 3, 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. An American Airlines Lockheed Electra crashed into New York’s East River, killing 65 of the 73 people on board.On this date:In 1014, Sweyn I, the king of Denmark, Norway and England, died in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, just over a month after being declared ruler of the English.In 1783, Spain formally rec-ognized American independence.In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy.
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Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader Jason Ditto recent-ly won his school’s spelling bee. He will represent the middle school at the Allen County Spelling Bee Saturday at OSU-Lima. He will be joined by Trysten Smith of Landeck Elementary, Megan Weitzel of Franklin Elementary and Abbey Meyer of St. John’s Elementary.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Walterick-Hemme Auxiliary to Post 3035 Veterans of Foreign Wars donated a flag to Sarah Jane Chambers Geriatric Center. Accepting the flag was Don Foster, World War I vet-eran, and Therase Walter, activities director. Presenting the flag were Auxiliary President Denelda Brokamp and Americanism chairman Ruth Bigelow. Flags were also donated to Cloverdale Town Council in memory of Alfreda Schreiber, Fort Jennings Branch Library, Delphos Memorial Home in memory of Leean Sever, Reliable Plumbing and Heating, Shenk and Clark law offices, two to Ken Grothaus for Stadium Park shelterhouse and Waterworks Park and Deb Schurger for Delphos Optimist Club.Fort Jennings Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 88 met recently with 20 members present. During the meeting, Irma Ricker and Eda Kohls assisted with the installation of officers. Annette Kahle, Viola Krietemeyer, Sharon Calvelage and Helen Calvelage received theater tickets for perfect attendance.
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