CONVOY, Ohio — Allen W. Eckhart, 82, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday at his residence west of Convoy.
was born on Dec. 14, 1934, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the son of Frank
H. and Minnie Irene Eckhart. On May 29, 1964, he married the former
Gaylee Bush who survives.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Slemmer.
was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and drove truck for Roadway
Trucking out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a member of American Legion
Post 208 in Convoy and the V.F.W. Post of Van Wert. He enjoyed many YWCA
bus trips and was an assistant to the Van Wert Community Band for many
There will be calling hours from 12 - 2 p.m.
Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Convoy
I.O.O.F. Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the
combined honor guard of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign
Preferred memorials are to the Salvation Army.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.