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Rance W. Poehler, 72, Morgantown

Rance W. Poehler, 72, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home in Morgantown.

He was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 3, 1940 to the late Re Fred Charles and Lelia Francis (Hillard) Poehler. Rance married his loving wife of 53 years, Mary “Mare” L. (Agan) Poehler on Nov. 26, 1960, in Indianapolis; she survives.

Rance was a 1958 graduate of Harry E. Wood High School in Indianapolis and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business in 1972 from the University of Indianapolis while working full time to support his family. He retired from Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis as a distribution supervisor after 35 years service. He received his Eagle Scout badge of honor.

Rance’s number one priority was his family. He was a great father, husband, grandfather and son (to both his mother and step parents). He lived by high moral standards and taught great values to his children and those who knew him. He was a real outdoorsman and passed these values to all those around him, whether family, friends, or neighbors. He would help anyone in need and never put himself first. 

He is survived by his wife; one son, Rance (wife, Holly) Poehler of McKinney, Texas; one sister, Sharon Byers of Pensacola, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Mary Chaney, Rance B., Nicole, and Zachary Poehler.

Rance was preceded in death by two children, Christine and Kent Poehler; and two brothers, Re and Arthur Poehler.

A celebration of Rance’s life will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends can call from 4 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Poehler family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
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  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane