LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For-mer Paulding resident EdnaIrene Parson, age 77, of Louisville, passed away Sun-day, May 25.She was born Dec. 3, 1937in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Robert and Marcella(Coucquyt) DeLaurelle. Mostof her life was spent living inPaulding. Edna was a retiredregistered nurse.Edna was preceded indeath by her loving husband,Lloyd P. Parson Jr.She is survived by her chil-dren, Lisa Stevenson and Tim(Heather) Parson; grandchil-dren, Anessa (Duane) Martin,Mekayla, Bailey and RyanParson; great-grandchildren,Olivia and Bellamy Martin;brothers, Robert (Joan) De-Laurelle and James (Judith)DeLaurelle; and her belovedpet, Ava.A Mass of Christian Burialwill be held at 10 a.m. today,June 4 at Divine MercyCatholic Parish, Paulding.Burial will follow in LiveOak Cemetery, Paulding. DenHerder Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.Memorial donations maybe made to St. Jude’s Chil-dren’s Hospital or the Ken-tucky Derby FestivalFoundation.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
NEW HAVEN – Emma J.Ginter, 78, died May 27, 2014at The Gardens of Paulding.Born inOtis, La.,she wasthe daugh-ter of thelate Clintand Ma-halieWalker.She was a member of FirstBaptist Church, New Haven.She was a clerk at King’s De-partment Store, Hutner’s,Blackwell’s Meat Market,and Meijer’s.Emma is survived by her children, Yvonne (Jim)Thompson Jr. of Yuma, Ariz.,Gary (Nola) Ginter of Havi-land, Teresa (Earl) Begley IIIof Stanton, Ky., Roger (Terri)Ginter of Graniteville, S.C.,and Tamara (Bruce) Tatmanof El Cajon, Calif.; siblings,Elizabeth (Tommy) Johnsonof Natchitoches, La. andArchie (Mary) Walker of Bossier City, La.; brother-in-law, Roland Stokes of Mor-ingsport, La.; ninegrandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren.She was also preceded indeath by her husband, NolanGinter, in 1994; sister, BonnieStokes; and granddaughter,Bobbie Jean Thompson.Funeral service was Friday,May 30 at E. Harper & SonFuneral Home, New Haven,with Pastor David Trimbleofficiating. Burial was inI.O.O.F. Cemetery, NewHaven.Preferred memorials are toFirst Baptist Church, NewHaven.To share online condo-lences, go to www.harperfu-neralhome.com.
PAULDING – Karl G.Werling, age 95, died due toinjuries sustained in an autoaccident Thursday, May 29.He wasbornMarch 30,1919 inMcCar-tyville, theson of Leoand MaryM. (Reier)Werling. On Oct. 12, 1940, hemarried Garland E. Ritz, who preceded him in death onAug. 21, 2001. He was aWWII Army veteran;owner/operator of the former Western Auto Store from1948-67; and owner/operator of the former Werling Furni-ture from 1964-80. He thenworked many jobs includingselling buildings for LaneCompany in 1980 and from1991-2005 he drove vehiclesfor Winkle Chevrolet. He wasa member of Divine MercyCatholic Parish, Paulding,and Auglaize Country Club.He is survived by his chil-dren, David (Brenda) Wer-ling, Kathleen Haney, Janice(Gary) Lipp, Ellen (Arvin)Grimm, Lisa Werling andAnn Miller; a sister, LeanedaThompson; 14 grandchildren;and 20 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; siblings,Lowell, Robert, James, War-ren and Saloma Werling andEleanor “Ruthie” Lesan.A Mass of Christian Burialwill be conducted 10 a.m. Fri-day, June 6 at Divine MercyCatholic Parish. Burial willfollow in Paulding MemorialCemetery.Visitation will be 4-8 p.m.with a Rosary Service by theK of C at 8 p.m. Thursday,June 5 at Den Herder FuneralHome, Paulding, and onehour prior to services on Fri-day at the church.In lieu of flowers, the fam-ily requests donations madeto the Sherwood or Pauldinglibrary, Masses or Caring andSharing Food Pantry.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
PAULDING – Vera MarieLaukhuf, 93, passed into eter-nity Sunday evening, June 1,at the Inpatient Hospice Cen-ter in Van Wert.She was born on Feb. 6,1921, the daughter and fourthchild of Joel and Ida Mae(Gillion) Maller. She and her siblings, Helen, Melvin, Naomi and Robert, were allraised on the family farm eastof Bluffton in Adams County,Ind. On Jan. 1, 1944, she mar-ried Lester Laukhuf, son of Henry and Ollie (Gerber)Laukhuf. Their marriage was blessed with five children,Pauline, Dale, Dwain, LeAnnand LaNae. Lester and Veraaccepted Christ as their Lordand Savior and were baptizedDec. 9, 1945 at the LattyApostolic Christian Church.Vera was a homemaker,supporting Lester in his voca-tion as a lifelong farmer westof Haviland. She also volun-teered in church and commu-nity activities, notably withthe Blue Creek and WayneTrace music mothers’ organi-zation and quilting withApostolic Christian WorldRelief. With Lester’s passingin 1987 and moving to Coun-try Inn in 2010, she alwaysremained active with thechurch, family and friends.She loved gardening, cookingand baking, and giving candyto her grandchildren, great-grandkids and other children. Nothing gave her greater joythan to sing and hear theGospel in word and song.Vera is survived by four of her children, Dale (Marcia) of Lima, Dwain (Wanita) of Haviland, LeAnn (Rodney)
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sliced tomatoes, cheese, wa-termelon, chocolate cake andice cream.Tomorrow, May 22, I willturn another year older. 43years. Sounds old and makesyou dread to see your age gethigher up there.Jacob, Emma, and familyand sisters Verena and Susanand our daughters’ friendsTimothy and Mose will cometomorrow evening in honor of my birthday.School doors will be clos-ing soon, two more weeks leftafter this week. Next week will only bethree days of school for our children as of Memorial Dayand Ascension Day (Thurs-day, May 29).Son Benjamin’s eighthgrade graduation will be onJune 4. He will be finishedwith his school years thisterm. Daughter Loretta willonly have one more year of schooling.Our ramp is now finishedand Loretta sure is glad to nothave to take steps to get intothe house. It will also be nicefor the older people when wehost church services.Daughter Elizabeth andSusan are on four day work weeks now for awhile. I enjoyThe sun is shining this af-ternoon. We had a thunder-storm early this morning. Therain kept us out of the gardentoday. Last night, Joe and thechildren helped get more gar-den planted. We didn’t getfinished yet so hopefully it’lldry up soon. Our soil is verysandy and dries fast so thathelps.We now have plantedonions, radishes, lettuce, peas, potatoes, red beets,green beans, cucumbers,corn, sweet peppers, toma-toes, cabbage, banana and hot peppers. Need to plant morecorn, watermelon, zucchiniand more potatoes yet. So far we have potatoes, peas,radishes, onions, lettuce andcorn coming up. Everythingis late this year.The boys were mowing our grass for the second time thisyear. Usually it would havehad to be mowed a lot sooner.Daughter Lovina had avery happy 10th birthday onSunday. We attended churchduring the day. In the eveningwe went to Jacob andEmma’s house for fried andgrilled mushrooms. They hadan abundance of mushrooms.Also on the menu was grilledham, asparagus casserole,having them home on Fridays.They have some dresses theyneed to get sewed for parts inupcoming weddings. This willgive them more time to getthem done. Sunday afternoonwe stopped in at Timothy’shouse to see all his horses and baby foals. They look so livelyout in the field.While we were there we alsovisited with his next door neighbor, Janice. She was outin the yard in a wheel chair.She has had some health com- plications. It was nice to get tovisit with her again.Try this breakfast dish.
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PAULDING – Hands of Hope Pregnancy Services Inc.announces it is expanding hours beginning June 9.In addition to Fridays from 9a.m.-5 p.m., it will be openMonday evenings from 4-7 p.m. This will give those whowork or are in school during theday an opportunity to take ad-vantage of the services offeredat a more convenient time.Services offered include pregnancy testing, material as-sistance, prenatal and parentingclasses and support for thosewomen who have had an abor-tion in the past.All appointments are free andconfidential. Hands of Hope islocated at 1030 W. Wayne St.,Suite A, Paulding. Stop by or call 419-399-2447 for an ap- pointment.
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By JOE SHOUSEProgress Staff Writer
PAYNE – Payne’s EMS co-ordinator, Joe Garmyn, an-swered to the Payne VillageCouncil in executive session onTuesday night, May 26 after Mayor Terry Smith recom-mended he be released fromhis leadership position and de-moted to that of an EMT.For several months, accord-ing to Mayor Terry Smith,Garmyn has not performed sat-isfactorily in submitting neces-sary paper work for billing.Garmyn, who has been theEMS coordinator since Janu-ary, is at least three months be-hind on billing, Smith said.It was also pointed out thatGarmyn received a new billingcomputer program at his re-quest to make his job easier.“We were informed byGarmyn that the way we weredoing our EMS billing was in-correct and that he is to do the billing due to the HIPPA regu-lations,” said Smith.He went on to say, “It’s beenin Garmyn’s hands and so far only 12 run sheets have been processed this year.”Following the executive ses-sion meeting, Garmyn ex- pressed to council that he is behind because he needs helpto process the run sheets inorder to pass them on to MBI,the village’s third party billingagent. He told council that dueto the HIPPA laws, only certain people can have access to cer-tain in formation.Council passed a motion tokeep Garmyn as EMS coordi-nator; however, additionalchanges will take place withinthe department.A second motion passed pro-moting Amber Scheurman toEMS captain. Scheurman willassist Garmyn with completing paperwork in a timely manner.Once completed, the reportswill be sent Christa Gonzales,who will process them on toMBI for payment.“This is the way we used todo it and when Garmyn cameon board he told us we weredoing it all wrong. Now we are back to the old way, whichseems to work best,” saidMayor Smith.In the near future, councilwill be meeting with Garmynto work through a new job de-scription that will allow boththe EMS coordinator and thevillage to have better commu-nication and to work throughany future issues in a timelymanner.“Joe (Garmyn) was having problems with the paperwork and hopefully he has theneeded support and help to getthe job done. He is an excellentEMT and his performance asan EMT out in the field has al-ways been professional,” con-cluded Smith.Geoff Hyman from AntwerpExchange Bank and Brian Mar-tin, owner of PuckerbrushPizzeria, were present to offer their approval of the alley lo-cated between their two busi-ness. Once the new bank opens,the alley will be one-way southonly. It is also anticipated thatonce bank customers leave thedrive-through area, there will bea right turn only onto Ohio 49.Mike Denning announcedthe dates for the Good TimesCruise In. The monthly eventwill be held downtown on thefollowing Wednesdays: June18, July 16, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct.8 and Nov. 5.In other business:•Former television cablesupplier Nuwave is in town re-moving its equipment andcable. It takes one day to re-move one mile of cable and Nuwave anticipates the projectwill take two weeks to com- plete.•Park vandalism continues to be a concern. Restrooms wererecently trashed. •Mayor Smith remindedcouncil of clean-up day for thevillage on June 21. Dumpsterswill be located at the village parking lot.•Transmission repairs to FireUnit 51 will be completed thisweek at a cost of $2,800.•Four houses were cited for tall grass and the village mowedthe yards prior to the MemorialDay holiday.•Zoning inspector Tom Sinnreported one vehicle that wasnot properly tagged for sometime has recently placed currenttags on their vehicle and is com- pliant. Sinn issued two building permits for a deck and a privacyfence for a swimming pool.•Street department receivedapproval to purchase a weedsprayer for $279.97. The next regular councilmeeting is June 9.
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Altha D. Reighter, age 99,died Monday, June 2 at theCountry Inn Enhanced LivingCenter, Paulding. She was born July 29, 1914in Paulding, the daughter of Grover and Lovina (Long)Pollard. On June 12, 1937,she married Wm. EarlReighter, who preceded her indeath on Nov. 18, 2004. Shewas a member of First Pres- byterian Church, Paulding. Altha is survived by twochildren: Rex (Barb)Reighter, Paulding, and SarahAnn (Winn) Rood, FortWayne; grandchildren; andgreat grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; twosisters, Alice Phlipot andKathryn Shrider; and brothers,Ronald, Dean and Wayne Pol-lard.Funeral services will be con-ducted 11 a.m. Thursday, June5 at the First PresbyterianChurch of Paulding. Burial willfollow in St. Paul Cemetery,Paulding.Visitation will be 4-8 p.m.today, June 4 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, andone hour prior to services onThursday at the church.Donations may be made toSt. Paul Country Church Fund.
PAULDING – Carolyn A.Dangler, age 71, died Sunday,June 1 at her residence. Serv-ices will be at 1 p.m. Satur-day, June 7 at St. Paul Ev.Lutheran Church.