The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

Millard D. Saylor

Millard D. Saylor, 93, of Convoy, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at Vancrest Health Care Center of Convoy.

He was born April 26, 1918, in Lee County, Va., the son of the late Levi and Dora (Daniels) Saylor. On December 31, 1939, he married Thelma Fay (Valentine) Saylor, who preceded him in death on February 15, 1995.

Survivors include a son, Johnny (Tami) Saylor of Marshall, Ill.; two daughters, Wanda Sowers of Convoy and Ruth (Gale) Matthews of Ohio City; two sisters, Rachel Middleton of Convoy and Elizabeth Mitchell of Van Wert; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and stepgreat-granddaughter.

A son, Wendell Saylor; one son-in-law, John Sowers; three brothers, Vernon, Arthur and Elmer Saylor; and his twin sister, Sarah Saylor, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 1, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Bud Walls officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.

Calling hours are from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 31, and an hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Convoy EMS, Vancrest Health Care Center of Convoy or Gideons International.

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POSTED: 07/29/11 at 3:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries