Obituaries

Michael Allen Carpenter, 69

Michael Allen Carpenter, age 69, of Delta, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. a the Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home in Delta, where a memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Scott Kirsch officiating.

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Sherri L. Leavell, 63

Sherri L. Leavell, 63, of Hicksville, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Sherri was born July 13, 1958, in Marion, Indiana, daughter of John and Beatrice (Hughes) Hickman. She was a 1977 graduate of …

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Brandon Mykal Challis, 24

Brandon Mykal Challis, 24 years of Bryan, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan. Brandon was born September 5, 1997, in Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of Lisa Challis. He was a graduate of Dixie Learning Academy, Old Town, …

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Michael “Hillbilly” A. Skeens, 56

Michael “Hillbilly” A. Skeens, age 56, of Lyons, Ohio and formerly of Kingsport, TN, passed away November 12, 2021. Michael was born on June 19, 1965, in Kingsport, TN to the late Roy and Louise (Christian) Skeens. Michael worked as a truck driver. On May 29, 1999, Michael married his …

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Marilouise “Mary” (Thierry) Gype, 93

Marilouise “Mary” (Thierry) Gype, age 93, passed away November 13, 2021, at Sage Park Assisted Living in Gahanna, Ohio.  Mary was born in Wauseon, Ohio on February 6, 1928 to the late Ralph and Lillie (Vonier) Thierry.  She attended Pettisville School through 8th grade. Her high school years were spent …

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John F. Paine, Sr., 75

John F. Paine, Sr., 75, of West Unity, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio. John was born June 16, 1946, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of the late John I. and Mary L. (Miller) Paine. He married Gloria J. Robinson …

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Leonard B. Stephens, 88

Leonard B. Stephens, 88, of Bryan, Ohio and formerly of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away November 15, 2021, with his family by his side. Leonard was born May 21, 1933, in Waskom, Texas. The son of LB and Edna (Hollingsworth) Stephens. He was a graduate of The University of Texas, Austin …

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Elizabeth “Liz” A. Lawson, 60

Elizabeth “Liz” A. Lawson, 60, of Camden, Michigan passed away Monday evening at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan.  She was born on November 30, 1960 in Montpelier to Charles Richard and Jill Ann (Cummins) Beck.  Liz graduated from Montpelier High school.  On October 17, 1992 she married Richard …

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Carol J. Merillat, 73

Carol J. Merillat, age 73, of Wauseon passed away November 14, 2021, at Swanton Valley Health Care. She was born on December 6, 1947 in Bryan, Ohio, to the late Donald and Eldeen (Snyder) Merillat. Carol was a Wauseon High School Class of 1965 graduate, and later graduated with an …

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Linda L. Tulley, 67

Linda L. Tulley, 67, of Montpelier, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. She was born on February 24, 1954 in Garrett, Indiana to Carlos and Ruth (Beauchat) Gaff. On April 16, 1988 she married Stephen L. Tulley in Fort Wayne, Indiana …

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