Obituaries

Larry D. Baird, 79

Larry D. Baird, 79, of Hicksville, Ohio passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at his home.  Larry was born on January 2, 1942 in his childhood home in LaGrange County, Indiana to Ray Wilber and Hilda Mae (Sherwood) Baird.  Larry was united in marriage to Kay (Weaver) Baird on May …

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Virginia Elnora (Headley) Swift, 99

Virginia Elnora (Headley) Swift, 99, of Montpelier, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. She was born on October 11, 1921 in rural Edgerton to Alva Wayne and Florence Valetta (Henney) Headley. Virginia graduated from Edgerton High School in 1939. On February 28, 1940 …

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Beverly “Bev” B. Miller, 89

Beverly “Bev” B. Miller, 89, of Montpelier passed away Saturday morning, May 1, 2021 at Defiance Area Regional Hospice Center.  She was born on June 14, 1931 in Archbold to Edward G. and Mattie M. (Miller) Shellenberger.  Bev graduated from Bryan High School in 1949.  She earned her RN degree …

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Pauline Marie Brillhart, 94

Pauline Marie Brillhart, 94, of Archbold, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, with her family by her side. Pauline was born May 15, 1926 in Defiance County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clarence and Henrietta (Schug) Stratton. She was a 1944 graduate …

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Ronald D. Swank, 74

Ronald D. Swank, age 74, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 5:56 P.M. on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Mr. Swank was a 1964 graduate of Edon High School and served in the United States Army, serving in Viet Nam …

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Jeanie B. McCarty, 63

Jeanie B. McCarty, age 63, of Oakwood, Ohio, passed away peacefully at 10:00 P.M. on Friday, April 30, 2021, at ProMedica Hospital in Defiance, Ohio, after a brave fight against cancer. Mrs. McCarty attended Bryan High School and had been employed by Comfort Inn in Defiance for a number of …

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James Dale Holbrook, 52

On Friday, April 30, 2021, James Dale Holbrook, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 52. James (Jimmy) was born on November 27, 1968, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Rev. W.J. (Jake) and Betty Lou (Prater) Holbrook. He met the love of his life, Shawn Kohlbeck, in the …

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Sonda Marie Manley, 73

Sonda Marie Manley, 73, of Pioneer passed away Friday evening, April 30, 2021 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  She was born on October 27, 1947 in Bryan to Charles W. and Rose M. (Pignataro) Miller.  Sonda graduated from Montpelier High School in 1965.  On July 27, 1968 she married …

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Vincent John Stark, Sr., 98

Vincent John Stark, Sr., 98, of Bryan, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. Vinnie was born April 20, 1923 in Blakeslee, Ohio, the son of the late John E. and Clara (Thiel) Stark. He married Muryel Karnes on April 27, …

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Laszlo Poncsak, 79

Laszlo Poncsak, age 79, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at The Laurels of Defiance. Mr. Poncsak retired from Bryan Metals and was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie #2233. He enjoyed gardening and spending time working in his yard. Laszlo Poncsak was born on November 22, 1941, …

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