Verlin Leon Coomler

Location - Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, Indiana | Posted - Tuesday 04 August 2015 - 13:35:59

Verlin L. Coomler, 88 of Heritage Pointe, passed away on August 4, 2015.  He was born on January 22, 1927 in the small town of Landessville, Indiana, now known as Landess.  He came into this world weighing 13 pounds. His parents were Francis and Blanche Coomler. Verlin’s only other sibling, Vaughn Dale, passed away at birth in 1926. At the age of 4, Verlin’s mother passed away from lockjaw, today called tetanus.  As was common in the day after the death of one’s mother, his grandmother, Eva Korporal, raised him.

                                                                    

In 1945, Verlin graduated from Van Buren High School where he played on the Van Buren Aces basketball team. Verlin joined the Army in 1946 and became an infantryman.  He finished basic training at Camp Polk in Louisiana. He completed his military service in 1948 as a Corporal stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington.

 

During a snow blizzard, Verlin married Betty Jean Westfall, his high school sweetheart, on March 25, 1947 at the home of Betty’s parents, Walter and Blanche Westfall.  Verlin and Betty were married for 48 years. Betty passed away on October 31, 1995.  To this union were born three children James (Renee’) Coomler, Tom (Mary) Coomler and Cathy (Dave) Stidham.  There are six grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. All Survive. 

 

After completion of the military, Verlin and Betty moved to Fort Wayne where Verlin worked as Parts Manager for his father at Coomler Sales.  In 1951, the call of the farm grew and they moved back to the Van Buren area living in the same farmhouse until retirement in 1985

 

He is a member of the Central Christian Church, Van Buren, which he has attended since he was a little boy. He joined the church in 1954 and has served as Deacon, Elder and Trustee.

 

While farming several hundred acres Verlin also worked at Marion General Tire for eighteen years from 1961 to 1979.  He drove a school bus from 1985 to 2000 and was known as Mr. “C”.  Many of his former students to this day still call him Mr. C.

 

He has been a member of the Van Buren Lions Club since 1978 and was awarded the Melvin Jones award, their highest honor, in 2005.

 

There were twenty-five charter members of the founding of the Washington Township Fire Department and Verlin, as a charter member, served 50 years with the department, eighteen as Fire Chief. This group, predominately farmers, saw the need to form a fire department and in 1960 the Washington Township Fire Department was activated.  To buy equipment, they sold interest free bonds and held Fish Fry’s at the school.  They bought used fire coats, hats, and boots from another fire department.  They paid $500 for a 1945 Ford Truck and were given an old rusted oil truck from the Pure Oil Company to use as a water tanker. There wasn’t any official training for the group; they gained experience as they went.  Verlin was recognized in 2010 by the State of Indiana for his 50 years of service to the Grant County community.

 

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home 201 N Main Street Van Buren on Sunday, August 09, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A service to celebrate Verlin’s life will be at Central Christian Church 201 S. 1st St. Van Buren at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 10, 2015; viewing will be held one hour before the service. Pastor Heath Jones will be officiating and burial will follow in the Grant Memorial Park in Marion. The US Army, along with the Elwood VFW Post #5782 will be conducting military graveside rites.

 

Preferred memorials:  Central Christian Church 201 S. 1st St. Van Buren, IN  46991 or Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. 1513 N Bethlehem Rd, Marion, IN 46952                        

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home in Van Buren.

 

Niki Yencer

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Thursday 30 July 2015 - 16:17:27

Niki Yencer, 51, of Hartford City, IN, passed away at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at her residence in Hartford City, IN.  She was born on Tuesday, February 25, 1964, in Blackford County, IN.  She married Donald E. Yencer on Saturday, June 09, 1990 in Hartford City, Indiana.  Niki was affiliated with the Stormin Kennels in Blackford County.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her grandkids.  She was a loving wife and mother and also loved the outdoors.
 
Survivors include: husband - Donald E. Yencer, Hartford City, IN; son - Drew W. Yencer, Montpelier, IN; daughter - Brittany N. Ross, Hartford City, IN; mother-in-law - Rosie Yencer, Montpelier, IN; grandchildren - Bentley Yencer, Montpelier, IN, Cheyenne Ross, Hartford City, IN and Lane Ross, Hartford City, IN
 
She was preceded in death by her: parents- William "Bill" & Judith A. (Buffenbarger) Clark
 
 
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St. Montpelier, IN on Monday, August 03, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
 
A service to celebrate Niki’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 6:30 PM on Monday, August 03, 2015 with Frank Yencer officiating. 
 
Memorials May Be Made To: The Family For Funeral Expenses

Marvin E. Zeller

Location - Glancy-H.Brown & Son Funeral Home, Warren, Indiana | Posted - Friday 24 July 2015 - 18:44:36

Marvin E. Zeller, 75, of Warren, IN, passed away at 1:15 PM on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.  He was born on Thursday, September 28, 1939, in Huntington, IN.  He married Rosemary Haupthof on Saturday, April 21, 1962 in the Warren United Church of Christ.  Marvin was a 1959 graduate of Jefferson High School and served in the National Guard for 8 years. He was the owner and operator of Zeller Construction for many years and constructed several facilities in the community.

 

Marvin was on the Warren Volunteer Fire Dept. for 25 years, the Tri-Twp. EMS for 11 years and the Warren Area Antique Tractor Club for 15 years. He enjoyed collecting and working on antique tractors in his free time. Marvin served as a former director for the International Harvester Ch. 7 of Indiana and he was a long time member of the Bluffton, Wabash and Roanoke Tractor Clubs. He and his wife Rosemary have been lifetime members of the Warren United Church of Christ.

 

Loving survivors include: Wife - Rosemary Zeller, Warren, IN., Daughter - Claudia (Husband, Chod) Boxell, Warren, IN., Daughter - Janis (Husband, Larry) Highley, Warren, IN., Daughter - Vicki (Husband, Richard "Rick") Lahr, Markle, IN., 7 Grandchildren, Aaron Highley, Brian Highley, Shelby Boxell, Taylor Boxell, Taylor Lahr, Austin Laux and Kyle Laux, Sisters - Ethel Zipp, Brodheadsville, PA., Marjorie Weiderhaft, Anderson, IN., and Opal Mae Weir, Huntington, IN.

 

He was preceded in death by his: Parents- William Austin & Irene Mae (Parker) Zeller, Brothers - William Zeller, Jr., Mark Zeller, Maurice Zeller and infant Brother- George Zeller.

 

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at United Church of Christ 202 E. 2nd St. Warren on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

A service to celebrate Marvin’s life will be at Warren United Church of Christ at 11:00AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015; viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.  Rev. Scott Nedberg will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gardens of Memory in rural Marion.

 

Preferred memorials:  United Church of Christ P.O. Box 344 Warren, IN  46792 or Warren Volunteer Fire Department  P.O. Box 373  Warren  IN  46792             

 

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

Jacqueline K. Wayne

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Monday 03 August 2015 - 11:56:36

Jacqueline K. Wayne, 68, of Elwood, IN, passed away at 3:45 AM on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Rawlins House Health & Living Community, LLC in Pendleton, IN.  She was born on Friday, July 11, 1947, in Bluffton, IN.  Jacqueline was a homemaker.  She was full of life and laughter.  She served as treasurer at Rawlins House Health & Living Community in Pendleton, IN., and also enjoyed tennis.

Survivors include: niece - Dechelle Lauria, Pendleton, IN

She was preceded in death by her: parents- Robert H. and Anna Rose (Meyers) Rogers; son - Richard Arthur Wayne; brothers - Robert H. Rogers, Jr. and Michael D. Rogers

A graveside to celebrate Jacqueline’s life will be at Miller  Cemetery 4371 W. 900 S. Poneto at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 07, 2015.

 

 

Kay T. Nusbaumer

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Wednesday 29 July 2015 - 17:11:31

Kay T. Nusbaumer, 64, of Keystone, IN, passed away at 5:20 AM on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton, IN.  He was born on Thursday, March 01, 1951, in Wells County, IN.  He married Sybil (Anderson) Nusbaumer on Monday, August 07, 1995 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Kay was a 1969 graduate of Southern Wells High School and  also a graduate of Purdue University.  He was a Mechanical Engineer and was the owner of CWP Fabrication, Inc., in Bluffton, IN.  He was very active in R&N Nusbaumer Family Farms and very active with the Wells Co. 4-H.
Survivors include: wife - Sybil (Anderson) Nusbaumer, Keystone, IN; father - Roderick Nusbaumer, Keystone, IN; son - Nathan T. (Nikki) Nusbaumer, Liberty Center, IN; daughters - Abby K. Nusbaumer, Bluffton, IN and Sarah J. Nusbaumer, Fort Wayne, IN; sister – Barbara Heath (Bob) Coons, Poneto, IN; 8-Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his: mother - Naomi R. (Bloxsome) Nusbaumer
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St. Montpelier, IN on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
A service to celebrate Kay’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 01, 2015. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Montpelier.
Preferred memorials:  Keystone United Methodist Church  10035 S. 200 W.  Keystone    IN  46759                           
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com

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