In Memoriam

| June 2005

David Robert "Bob" Christian, 76, 9874 Klipstine Road, Versailles, Ohio, died on Monday, March 7, 2005, in Okeechobee, Fla., after a brief illness.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1928, in Darke County, Ohio, the son of the late Ralph David and Esther (Brandon) Christian.

David had worked at Poultry Producers in Versailles for 32 years. In 1977 he established Christian's Body Shop. He served on the Versailles Fire Department for 30 years and was fire chief of Versailles for 14 years.

He was a member of the National Guard and was called to active services in the U.S. Army in 1951 and 1952 as a Staff Sergeant in New Mexico. He was a member of the Versailles United Church of Christ; attended the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Gettysburg, Ohio; Versailles Masonic Lodge #290 F&AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Ohio; Versailles "32" Club; State and Darke County Plowing Organization. He was a charter member of the Greenville, Ohio, Farm Power of the Past, a lifetime member of the Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. (30 years), and the Wayne Grange of Webster, Ohio.

Submitted by Art Gaier.

Verl "Jack" M. Maple, 86, of Rushville, Ind., died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Rush Memorial Hospital.