Delaware County Obituaries


WAITE, Louanna

April 29, 1953

Notes: Waite, Louanna (nee Meeks), widow of Burley R.; beloved mother of Mrs. Esther Sheeler of Cleveland Heights, Mrs. Frances Pat Baird and Philip A. of Council Bluffs, Ia., and Richard M. of Muncie, Ind., and grandmother, sister of Mrs. Grace Greene of Muncie, Ind., Mrs. June Minton of Chicago Ill., and William C. Meeks of Wichita, Kans., residence, 2890 Hamushire Rd., Cleveland Heights. Services and burial in Council Bluffs, Ia. Bennett-Sharer service Illus.: Incomplete

WEAVER, Harry S.

December 30, 1969

Notes: Weaver. Harry S. Weaver, beloved husband of the late Tillie (nee Laudeman), father of Marian (Mrs. William Sutton) of Muncie, Ind., and Elizabeth (Mrs. Robert Beutell), grandfather of four and great-grandfather of four. Family will receive friends at Brickman & Sons Funeral Home, 21900 Euclid Ave., Euclid, O., where services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. Interment Crown Hill Cemetery.

WEST, Hazel Irene

The Muncie Press, February 24, 1989

Hazel Irene West, 88 9105 Reed, Cammack, died Wednesday in the home of one of her sons south of Yorktown. Mrs. West was born in Lafayette.  She spent all of her life in Delaware County. A 1918 graduate of Royerton High School, she was an Avon salesman for 20 years.  She had been a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Cammack.

Surviving are two sons and four daughters, 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Her husband, Verlin West, died in 1970.  She was also preceded in death, by a son, James.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Richman Funeral Home in Yorktown. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Calling is at the funeral home today  4-8 p.m.

Contributed By: Kristie Krone

WEST, Verlin D. (Bill)

The Muncie Press, July,13 1970

Verlin D. (Bill) West, Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Richman Funeral Home 4, Yorktown, for Verlin D. (Bill) West, 70, RR 6, who died Sunday at Ball  Hospital after a long illness. Rev. Paul Vise will officiate with burial in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today and prior to services Tuesday. He was a lifelong resident of Delaware County and was retired from Marhoefer Packing Co., where he had worked for 30 years. Survivors include the widow, Hazel, three sons, four daughters, three sisters, a brother, 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Contributed By: Kristie Krone


January 9, 1972

Notes: Wheeler. Guy R. Wheeler, formerly of W. 196th St., beloved husband of the late, Edyth A. (nee Thomashka), dear father of Dr. Eldon G. Wheeler of Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Neola E. Maidens of Galion, O., grandfather of five, great-grandfather of three; Thursday a.m. at Gallon, O. Friends may call at The Chas, A. Mandley Funeral Home, 15480 Triskett Rd. at Lorain Ave. Services Monday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. Visitation  2-5 And 7-9 P.M. Sunday.

WHELAN, Kathleen M.

May 16, 1968

Notes: Whelan. Kathleen M. Whelan (nee Marvin), beloved wife of Dr. Justin B., mother of Justin B. Jr., Ann Clare Just, of Downingtown, Pa., Virginia Taake, of Ventura, Calif., and grandmother of 14, sister of Stephen E. Marvin, of Shelby, O., and Howard M. Marvin of Muncie, Ind., late residence, 3074 Corydon Rd. Funeral Mass Friday, St. Ann Church at 10 A. M. The family will receive friends at The Mahon Murphy Funeral Home, 13201 Euclid Ave., Thursday 2 To 5 And 7 To 9 P. M.

WHITCOMB, Ethelynne S.

February 17, 1952

Notes: Whitcomb, Ethelynne S., of Painesville; beloved wife of E. B. Whitcomb; mother of Balley of Hamburg, N. Y., C. Stuart of Buffalo, N. Y., Robert C. of Peoria, Ill., Richard N. of Cuyahoga Falls and Mrs. Marie Card of Muncie, Ind., and grandmother. Services at the Johnson Funeral Home, Painesville, Monday, 2:30 p. m.

WHITE, Mary Andrews

The Times in Muncie, Indiana (pg 5) March 4, 1905

Mrs. Mary White, 70 wife of Samuel W. White, and a pioneer of Delaware county, died yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in ______ in Royerton of tuberculosis. Mrs. White was born in Henry _______, as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Andrews. In 1851 she was married to Samuel White, near the place where she died. The husband and _______ five children survive ______White, Muncie; Mrs. W. L. Allison, ____, Kansas; C. E. White, R. C. White of Muncie, and Mrs. Lillie Collins of Royerton. The funeral will be conducted in the Royerton Christian Church at 10 o'clock in the morning and burial will at the Eaton cemetery. All friends ____ to view the remains are requested to call before the services as the casket will not be opened in the church.

Note: poor copy, difficult to read - long lines are where the words were indecipherable

Contributed by Elaine Kahler

WHITE, Samuel Simpson

The Muncie Press, February 8, 1909 Page 8,


Samuel S. White, a highly respected resident of Delaware county, and father of Postmaster Robe Carl White of this city, died at his home in Royerton Sunday afternoon about five o'clock. Mr. White had been in ill health for over a year and his death was not wholly unexpected. Mr. White was born in Franklin County, June 20, 1831, and at the time of his death he was 78 years old. Mr. White with his parents moved to Delaware County in 1836 where with the exception of a few years in which he resided in Kansas he had lived ever since. When a young man he engaged with his uncle in the merchandise business in the little town of Granville, then one of the principal trading centers in Delaware County. After several years in this business he disposed of his interests but a few years later engaged in the same business in Royerton. Mr. White was also widely known throughout the country as a contractor and builder. While in his younger days Mr. White was a casket maker and on several occasions in his early life he was called to ride several miles to build a casket in which to bury the dead and often after building the casket he has placed the body in the casket and ridden with it on horseback to the place of burial.

Mr. White was a veteran of the Civil War and served as a member of what was known as the 100-days' company. In 1861-1862 he served as a member of the Delaware County Board of Commissioners. The deceased in his young days was an active member of the Christian church and he was one of the first members of that denomination.

Mr. White was the father of nine children five of whom now survive. They are John O. White, a general merchant at Royerton; Charles E. White, of Muncie, who is connected with Ringling Brothers circus, as a special agent; Robe Carl White, postmaster at Muncie and president of the Muncie Commercial Club, Mrs. Walter A. Allison, of Iola, Kansas, and Mrs. Rawley M. Collins, of San Antonio, Tex. Eight grandchildren, whose names are as follows: Mrs. Charles Jenkins, Vernon White, Mrs. Harry Nigh, Ray Baumgardner, Herbert Sheets, Lottie Sheets, Lacy Sheets and Helen Allison and _?_ great-grandchildren survive.

The funeral services will be conducted in the Royerton Christian church tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock. The Rev. Andrew Younce, a boyhood friend of the deceased and for over fifty years a co-worker in church circles with Mr. White, will officiate and interment will be made in the Eaton cemetery.

A special car will leave this city for Royerton Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the terminal station. The car will go from Royerton to Eaton, where the funeral services will be held. The singing will be by Miss Charline Topp and Mr. Colvin of this city, who are relatives to the deceased.

Contributed By: Elaine Kahler


April 3 1935

Notes: Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 3 April 1935 p 2 Hubert Wilhite, 63, native of Crawfordsville, and former teacher in the local high school, died at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home in Muncie, according to word received in this city. Mr. Wilhite was critically ill a yar ago and recuperated, but he again became serioulsy ill recently and failed to recover from the second attack of sickness. He was born August 26, 1871, in Crawfordsville, the son of John S. and Esther Swant Wilhite. He attended schools of this city and was a student at Wabash college with the class of 1892 for several years. He alter received his bachelor of arts degree from Ball State Teachers college at Muncie after attending Indiana State Teachers college at Terre Haute and a Michigan college during summer vacations. Mr. Wilhite taught several years at Kokomo and Logansport before returning to Crawforsville to teach manual training, mechanical drawing and wood work in the high school here for a number of years. SInce leaving here in the middle twenties he had been a tech in the vocational department of Ball State college at Muncie. He was first married in 1895 to Sarah Long, of this city, February 5, 1931 in Muncie. He later married Effie Lee, also of Crawfordsville, who survives. A duaghter, Doris Wilhite, teacher at Ohio State University, died in July, 1933. The only survivors are a number of distant cousins living in this city, among who are Mrs. Dumont Kennedy, Roy WIlhite, Ben Wilhite, Mrs. Font Eastlack and Mrs. Autumn Muriette. Funeral arrangements were not learened in the message received here.

WILLIAMS, Bertha May

December 17, 1956

Notes: Williams, Bertha May (nee Williams), wife of the late William H., mother of Madge, sister of Orel, of  Columbus, O., Clayton C. of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. Cleo Offenhauer, and the late Mrs. Gracie Offenhaucs, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, at the residence, 15811 Scotsdale Blvd. Shaker Heights. Friends may call at The G. H. Busch & Son Funeral Home, 4334 Pearl Rd., After 6 P. M. Tuesday, where services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 3 p. m.


January 3, 1930

Williams-Nora (nee Savage), beloved wife of the late Hezekiah, mother of Mrs. Margaret Van Dyke, Mrs. Mary Haynes, Mrs. Edna Quinn, Mrs. Vernet Peters, John and James, sister of Mrs. Mary Brown, Patrick Savage of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and John Savage of Muncie, Ind., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Quinn, 4111 E. 81st Street. Funeral Monday. Services at Holy Name Church at 9 a. m. Burial in Muncie, Indiana, Muncie (Indiana) papers please copy.

March 3, 1951

Notes: Wilson, Lena I., beloved wife of Mack N., daughter of Pearl Atkinson, Muncie, Ind.; sister of Panay Hlatt and Ethel Brown of Muncie and Ralph Hlatt of Indianapolis, Roy Hlatt of Selma, Ind., on Thursday, Mar. 1, at her residence, 1176 Bender Ave. Friends may call at the Rinear Funeral Home, 13136 Euclid Ave., where services will be held Monday, at 2 p. m.

WILSON, William R. Jr.

August 24, 1971

Notes: Wilson. William R. Wilson, Jr., dear son of Mary Early and William Wilson, step brother of Gerald Hohn of Muncie, Ind., grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ray White of Muncie, Ind. Friends may call at The Louis A. Bodnar & Son Funeral Chapel, Lorain Ave. at W. 41st St., where services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. Interment West Park Cemetery. Visiting Hours Tuesday 3-5 And 7-9 P.M.

WINDAU, Christine

June 27, 1930

Windau: Christine, age 75, wife of the late Conrad, mother of Emma Lindenan, New Londen, Ohio; Ida McCorkle, Warren, O.; Edward, Norman and Amelia Muncie, Sandusky Ohio.; Lucy Busser, Clara Holkenborg,Verena Malone, Katherine Dupee of Cleveland; sister of Anthony Charles and Peter Smith, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral Saturday, June 28, at 10 a. m. from St. Mary's Church Sandusky, Ohio

WOLFORD, Mrs. Hazel
The Muncie Star January 10, 1932


Mrs. Hazel WOLFORD, 44 died at the Ball Memorial Hospital at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon following an illness of pneumonia for ten days. The body was removed to the home in Eaton. Those surving are one daughter, Mrs. Ed AUGBURN, Muncie; one son Robert, Muncie; one grandchild, Betty, Muncie; two brothers Ralph HOFFMAN of Indianapolis, and Fred HOFFMAN of Florida, and one sister May HATCHETT of Eaton. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

WOOD, Rev. Lester L.

May 26, 1967

Notes: Wood. The Rev. Lester L. Wood, beloved husband of Ruth F. (Ferbrache), brother of Mrs. David Collins of Farmland, Ind., and Mrs. Olaus Wise of Muncie, Ind. late residence, 2589 Euclid Heights Blvd. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Trinity Congregational Church (Shaker Blvd. at Gates Mills Blvd). Interment Crown Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may send contributions in his name to the Society for the Blind. Friends may call at Brown-Forward, 17022 Chagrin Blvd.

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