Obituaries

Marvin Wayne Gilbert, 86

Marvin Wayne Gilbert, age 86, passed away at 5:48 A.M. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Community Health Professions Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Marvin owned horses and especially enjoyed watching horse races. He owned and operated …

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Gary Ray McCarty, 50

Gary Ray McCarty, age 50, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from injuries sustained in an accident near Melbern, Ohio. Gary was a graduate of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida, and had been a driver for FEMA, delivering mobile homes for many years. He was …

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Frederick J. Landel, 82

Frederick J. Landel, age 82, passed away at 1:55 P.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, where he was a resident after a brief illness. Mr. Landel attended Edgerton High School and left to help on the family farm. A lifelong farmer, Fred’s …

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Joel D. Best, 59

Joel D. Best, age 59, of Blakeslee, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at his home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. Joel was an auto body repairman at Dietsch Sales and Service in Edgerton for 18 years. He was a member of the Florence …

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Lee I. Hart, 79

Lee I. Hart, 79, of Bryan passed away Friday, May 27, 2022 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan.  She was born on April 22, 1943 in Akron to Bernard and Florence (Trover) Leach.  On August 13, 1977 she married Richard E. Hart at George Bible Park in Montpelier, and he …

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H. Dan Lyons, 84

H. Dan Lyons, 84, of West Unity and formerly of Montpelier passed away at his home on Friday, May 27, 2022.  He was born on July 11, 1937 in Montpelier to Elsea R and Grace E. (Gilcher) Lyons.  Dan graduated from the Ohio School for the Blind in 1955.  His …

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Mary E. Whitman, 78

Mary E. Whitman, age 78, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 11:44 A.M. on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in her home, surrounded by her family. Mary was a 1962 graduate of Bryan High School and was a longtime babysitter in her home and later had been employed as a social …

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Lonnie Andrew Richmond, 39

Lonnie Andrew Richmond, 39, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2022 in Angola, IN. Lonnie was born on Feb 23, 1983, to Andrew Richmond and Gladys Janeway, who survive. The older brother to Elizabeth (Matthew) Brown, Andrea (Marshall) Wages, and Alisha (Michael) Snyder. He also has an older brother, Tory …

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Ivy Hesselschwardt, infant

Ivy Hesselschwardt, passed away peacefully in her parents’ arms, early Tuesday morning, May 24, 2022, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, Ohio. She is the daughter of Joe Hesselschwardt and Angela Shibler. Surviving are her parents; three siblings, Landyn Porter, Blaine Hesselschwardt and McCartney Porter; maternal grandmother, Diane Wofford of Pleasant …

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Arlen K. Horton, 80

Arlen K. Horton, 80, of Stryker, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on December 4, 1941 in Millcreek Township, Ohio to Howard F. and Berdetta E. (Landon) Horton. Arlen graduated from West Unity High School in 1959. …

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