March 25, 1919 – April 17, 2017
VAN WERT, Ohio – Ellis V.
Hunter, 98 of Van Wert, died at 1:30 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2017 at the
Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert,
He was born on March 25, 1919 in Union Township to Walter
Gale and Cora A. (Hunter) Hunter. He was raised by his Aunt Lucy Walls.
married the former Dorothy L. Starkey on Oct. 5, 1940, and she preceded
him in death after 58 years of marriage on Jan. 22, 1999. He was also
preceded in death by a sister, Olive Hurless and a brother, Ivan Hunter.
served in the U.S. Army during World War II for three years. He retired
from Federal Mogul after 30 years of service. He and Dorothy then spent
eight winters in Sebring, Florida. He was a member of Calvary
Surviving is his wife, Leona (Carr) Hunter; a
daughter, Sharon (Dennis) Kiess of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren,
Bradley Kiess and Brenda (Peter) Hoffman, both of Fort Wayne; three
great grandchildren; and a step-son, Dennis Carr of Ohio City.
will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at Cowan & Son
Funeral Home with Pastor W. Clark Williman of Calvary Evangelical Church
officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery where
military rites will be conducted by the combined honor guard of the
American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts of Van Wert. There
will be calling hours Thursday 4 - 7 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to Calvary Evangelical Church or the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.