Richard C. Weisenbarger, 79

Richard C. “Dick” Weisenbarger, 79, of 801 Oliver St., St. Marys, and formerly of Van Wert, died on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following a brief illness.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Darke County, the son of Wilbur and Mabel (Carmony) Weisenbarger.

He married Izez Weadock Ankerman on May 22, 1993, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by three children, Kay (Patrick) Jennings of Arkansas, Kevin (Kim) Weisenbarger of Green Cove Spring, Fla., Kristin Weisenbarger of Jonesboro, Tenn.; by three stepchildren, Juliet (Jeff) Fleischer of North Conway, N.H., Angela (David) Silverman of Cranston, R.I., Melinda (Kevin) Golde of Cranston, N.H.; by 13 grandchildren; by one great-grandchild; by his siblings, Robert (Susie) Weisenbarger of Arcanum, Carl (Betty) Weisenbarger of Arcanum, Charlotte (Junior) Campbell of Greenville; by his former wife, Eileen Winans Hepburn of Orlando, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother who died in infancy and a stepson, Scott Ankerman.

Richard was a 1949 graduate of Franklin-Monroe High School in rural Darke County and of Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He retired from the Dictaphone Corporation in Melbourne, Fla., where he had been a mechanical engineer.

He was a member of Mercer Lodge No. 151 in St. Marys and the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking very much and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys.

Funeral rites will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray, officiant. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial donations may be directed to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Condolences may be sent to the family via