J. Chalmer Edwards, 85 of Willshire, died at 1:04 a.m. in Van Wert County Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born on July 16, 1902 in Adams County, Ind. a son of William and Anna (Kauffman) Edwards.
Edwards married Leah Geisler in September of 1927. She preceded him in death Feb. 2, 1988.
Edwards was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond Edwards and a son Dallas Edwards.
He was a teacher for 41 years; 10 years in Adams County Ind., and 31 years in Van Wert County Ohio, he was also involved in insurance and tax preparation. He was a 1941 graduate of Manchester College. He was a member of the Willshire United Methodist Church, Willshire OES, Willshire Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree, the Scottish Rite in Toledo and a former member of the Willshire Lions.
Funeral services were held at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn funeral home in Decatur Ind. with the Rev. Ron Fruth officiating. Burial will be in the Willshire Cemetery.
The following obituary was found in my grandmothers scrapbook, Ruth Schott Edwards, after she died. She had written the date 3-28-88 at the top. This was his death date. He had 2 children a son and daughter, 3 sisters and 2 brothers one of which was my grandfather Gerald C. Edwards. His full name was Joseph Chalmer Edwards but he went by the name Chalmer. I can remember going to Chalmer's home a couple of times with my grandparents when I was young. After his death his house was sold and eventually fell into dis-repair. A few years ago my husbands aunt and uncle bought the house and have since cleaned the place up and remodeled it.