for the government at NellisAir Force Base working for G.A.S. – Government Ac-counting Services, where heworked for 12 years.His real passion in life hasalways been his family. Heloved spending time with hisfamily and friends. He lovedto travel, play games, docrossword puzzles and watchgame shows.He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Robbie;son, Shawn DeLong(Stephanie) of Henderson, Nev.; daughter, Tammy (Rob)Purvines of Chandler, Ariz.; brother, Ray, of Antwerp; andtwo grandchildren, Alexan-dria and Makenzie Purvines.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford De-Long and Ursie Hemenover of Antwerp.Services were held Mon-day, April 28 at Palm Mortu-ary, Henderson, Nev.In lieu of flowers, memori-als can be made to WoundedWarriors or Catholic Chari-ties. Paul was a veteran anddonated many times to vet-eran charities during his life-time and St. Rose Hospitalsof Southern Nevada providedkind and compassionate care.
PAULDING – Helen Imo-gene “Jean” Scarbrough, age81, died Wednesday, April 23at the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.She was born Sept.7, 1932 inPauldingCounty,the daugh-ter of Francisand Vir-ginia(Ladd) Pier. She was a home-maker and a member of theMt. Zion United MethodistChurch, Grover Hill.She is survived by her companion of 35 years,Vaughn Sanderson, Paulding;children, Sandra (Steve)Stecker, Mindoro, Wis., Sue(Edgar) Doster, Paulding, andMichael Scarbrough, Wren;siblings, Eileen Haines of Markle, Ind., Ray (Joan) Pier,Antwerp, Carroll “Toot”(Marilyn) Pier, Oakwood,Roger (Marlene) Pier,Antwerp, John (Bonnie) Pier,Melrose, and Dave (Sarah)Pier, Charloe; three grand-children; and six great-grand-children.She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother,Robert Pier.Funeral services wereTuesday, April 29 at Mt. ZionUnited Methodist Church,Road 151, Grover Hill, withPastor Dave Prior officiating.Burial was in Hedges Ceme-tery. Den Herder FuneralHome, Paulding, was incharge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers, the fam-ily requests donations madeto Community Health Profes-sionals or American Cancer Society.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
OAKWOOD – Nick Er-ford, 53, went home to bewith the Lord at 9:55 a.m.Saturday, April 26 at Defi-ance Area Inpatient HospiceCenter.He was born Aug.14, 1960 inDefianceto Arthur and Norma(Adams)Erford. Hisfather isdeceasedand mother survives in Defi-ance. On March 14, 2003, hemarried Kelly Hahn who sur-vives. Nick retired in 2012from Nickels Bakery. He at-tended Bethel ChristianChurch in Arthur. Nick is also survived bythree daughters, Tara (Jamie)Corbiere of Monroe, Mich.,Elizabeth (Jeremy) Troyer of Oakwood and Chelsi (Scott)Vogel of Continental; two sons,Joey Sherry of Continental andCaleb Sherry of Van Wert;three grandchildren, Kylie,Taylor and Harley; four broth-ers, Dennis (Becky) Erford of Defiance, and Bruce (Diane)Erford, Tim (Pam) Erford andJeff (Jill) Erford, all of Oak-wood; and two sisters, Jean(Bruno) Garza of Defiance andSheila (William) Holley of Oakwood. Nick also was preceded indeath by a sister, JoyceCopsey; and a sister-in-law,Barbara Erford.A funeral service was heldTuesday, April 29 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, withPastor Chris Baker officiating.Burial will be at a later date.Memorials may be given tothe charity of donor’s choice.Condolences may be sentto www.heitmeyerfuneral-home.com.
SMITHVILLE, Tenn. – For-mer Paulding resident StevenWyss, age 65, died Thursday,April 17.He was born Aug. 27, 1948in Fort Wayne, the son of Johnand M. Gertrude (Hake) Wyss.He married Carla Ann Ha-nenkratt, who survives. He re-ceived his BS in mechanicalengineering from Purdue Uni-versity. Steve began his career at the Grizzly Plant in Pauldingand was transferred toSmithville in 1979. After 43years, he retired as test servicesmanager. He was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church,Smithville, and National Asso-ciation of Watch and Clock Collectors.He is survived by his wife,Carla Ann Wyss, Smithville;two children, John Paul Wyss,Smithville, and Stephanie(Graham Porter) Wyss, Little-ton, Colo.; his mother, M.Gertrude Wyss, Fort Wayne;siblings, Jeanne Wyss, SouthBend, Ind., Beverly Courtney,Tampa, Fla., Gregory Wyss,Corunna, Ind., Christine Giant,Fort Wayne, Paul Wyss, Yoder,Ind., Lisa Werling, Fort Wayne,and Ann Wyss, Fort Wayne.He was preceded in death byhis father, John, in 1997.A Mass of Christian Burialwas held Saturday, April 26 atDivine Mercy Catholic Parish,Paulding. Burial was in St.Paul Cemetery. Den Herder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers, the familyrequests donations made toHope Lodge, 2008 CharlotteAve, Nashville TN 37203 or St.Gregory Building Fund, St.Gregory Catholic Church, 712W. Main St., PO Box 712,Smithville, TN 37166.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
HENDERSON, Nev. – Master Sgt. Paul Clifford De-Long, 73, of Henderson, Nev., passed away Tuesday,April 22 at Kindred Hospital-St. Rose de Lima in Hender-son.He was born July1, 1940 inAntwerp.Paul grad-uated fromAntwerpLocalSchooland re-ceived anassociate’sdegree in businessfromClark CountyCommu-nity Col-lege. On Aug. 14, 1965, hemarried Robbie Reno. He re-tired from the United StatesAir Force after 23 years of service. He returned to work
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
(Good Friday). The Amishchildren won’t go as Good Fri-day is an Amish holiday in thiscommunity. The half day is tomake up one of the misseddays due to the bad weather this winter. Our five school-agechildren went back to schoolMonday after a week homefrom spring break.Daughter Susan’s handsseem to be healing gradually.She was moved to another jobwhich she greatly appreciated.She is feeling better every dayand hopefully it will all behealed soon.The farmers down the roadare planting their fields. Itlooks like they might be plant-ing potatoes. Timothy’s (Eliza- beth’s friend) third maredelivered a foal on Sundaynight. He now has four foals athis place as Susan’s ponyRoxie and her foal are there,too. We want to go see the four new foals sometime. They’realways so frisky and full of life.We are in the process of get-ting a permit accepted to buildon a ramp to the house. Lorettawill be so glad for it. I wouldlike to thank all you readers for you’re support you have given.It is appreciated very much.Joe would also like to getsome sidewalks made to thehouse before church servicesare held here. It will help a lotto keep dirt from gettingdragged in.My rhubarb and horseradishare peeping through. The tulipsIt is turning out to be a nice,sunny day. The temperature isalmost 40. We awoke onemorning this week with theground all covered with snow.It stayed cold for a few dayswith the temperature goingdown to 22 one night.My husband Joe and the boys planted 30-40 pounds of potatoes on Saturday. Joe tilledall the gardens but I haven’thad a chance to plant anything.I would like to plant peas,radishes, lettuce, and onions.At least a little of each so wehave some ready earlier. Thatdepends on the weather, Iguess.Sister Emma and her daugh-ters came yesterday to assistdaughter Verena and I withcleaning for our upcomingchurch services. Walls and ceil-ings were washed off, furniturecleaned, windows cleaned, cur-tains washed, etc. I thought wereally accomplished a lot. Lastweek the girls and I cleaned themaster bedroom and bath.Everything seems to be gettingdone on schedule.Saturday the children rakedmost of the yard. It still needsto be raked in some areas. Itlooks like dandelion greens are popping through. I hope to golook for some today. The chil-dren want to color eggs for Easter so dandelion salad will be a good way to use up someof those colored eggs.The school planned a half day school for tomorroware looking hearty, too. I’mwatching to see when the as- paragus pops also. I lovespring!After a long winter it will beeven more special. God hascreated a wonderful world.How often do we take all our needs for granted? Do we ap- preciate our blessings enough?I read a saying recently thatsaid “what if God only gaveyou tomorrow for what you prayed for today”. How true tolife, people tend to get so busythey truly miss the purpose wewere put on this earth to beginwith. I hope everyone had avery blessed Easter.Try this recipe!
BUTTERSCOTCH ZUCCHINI BROWNIES
3 eggs2/3 cup oil2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder 2-1/2 cups flour 2 cups zucchini (shredded)Topping:1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup butterscotch chipsBeat eggs, oil, vanilla, andsugar. Then add flour, soda, saltand baking powder. Then stir in zucchini. Pour into a greased15x10-inch cookie sheet.Topping instructions:Mix together and spread ontop of batter. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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