Oscar V. Van Meter

Oscar V. Van Meter, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, in Connersville.

The World War II veteran had been head baker at Joy Ann Bakery.

Survivors include daughters, Kristy Tevis and Andrea Spicer; son, Donald Van Meter; sister, Ada Mae Hogg.

His wife, Louise, is deceased.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Cornerstone Christian Church, Richmond. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the church.

C. Stircle Patterson Funeral Home, Richmond, is handling arrangements.

From: The Palladium-Item - Richmond, Indiana. November 16, 2005


Oscar V. VanMeter Jr., 85, departed from this life on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005.

Born Dec. 29, 1919, he was the son of Oscar Sr. and Emma VanMeter.

Oscar was a World War II veteran who received four Bronze Stars for his service in Eastern Europe. After being honorably discharged, he made his home in Richmond, where he married his late wife, Louise.

Oscar was employed at Joy Ann's bakery for over 30 years until his retirement. He also served as project manager at Westwood Apartments for 27 years and served his community by being a man of the Lord. He was a charter member of Tabernacle of Faith (Cornerstone Christian Fellowship), where he dedicated his time until his health declined.

Survivors include Andrea (Gene) Spicer, Kristy (Hoggan) Tevis of Connersville and Donald (Kristina) VanMeter; and one sister, Ada Mae Hogg of Richmond. He also had eight grandchildren, Jason, Natasha and Kerri Spicer, Sarah, Destiny, D'Andrea and Raven Tevis, David VanMeter and one on the way; great-grandchildren, Ryanne Spicer and Jaylon Hemphill.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Louise; one son, Vincent; and six brothers.

Services for Oscar V. VanMeter Jr. will be Monday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Rick White officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday at the church. Interment will be at Earlham Cemetery. Patterson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

From: The Palladium-Item - Richmond, Indiana. November 18, 2005


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