Robert D. “Bob” Christian, age 90, of Mendon, passed away on Saturday, 

February 6, 2021, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.


He was born on July 11, 1930, in Portland, Indiana, the son of the late 

Floyd E. & Elsie E. (Thees) Christian.


On May 15, 1949, he married Belva Jean (Harner) Christian, and she 

preceded him in death February 21, 2006.


Surviving are his children: Beverly Piper (Mike Hays) of Union City, Tenn., 

Barbara (Bill) Hamilton of Mendon, and Randy (Tricia) Christian of Celina; 

4 grandchildren: Anessa (Rob) Abromavich, Tiffany (Channon) Fishbaugh, 

Travis (Misty) Piper, and Micah Christian; 5 step grandchildren: Corey 

Kremer, Steve (Rachel) Kremer, Rex (Terri) Piper, and Rodney & Randy 

Piper; 6 great grandchildren: Haylee (Corbin) Hellwarth, Hayden (Sydney) 

Abromavich, Emma Gause, Ethan Tuttle, and Dergan & Teigan Piper; 7 step 

great grandchildren: Lyric (Kyle) Boeckman, Monique Thomas, Cole Link, 

Isabelle Kremer, and Kasyn, Kaleb, and Keaton Fishbaugh; a great-great 

grandchild on the way; a step great-great grandchild, Jace Boeckman; 

and sisters-in-law: Dorothy Christian and Esther Snyder.


Preceding him in death was a grandson, Tyler Christian; brother & sister: 

Bill Christian and Juanita Poor; son-in-law, Delbert Piper; step grandson, 

Rob Piper; step great grandson, Tré Bilger; and brothers & sisters-in-law: 

Mildred (Ed) Swander, Lucille (Ed) McGee, Mabel (George) Stover, Ruby 

(Charles) Price, and Dean Snyder. 


A 1948 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, Bob and his wife, Belva 

were life-long farmers. Bob and his father, Floyd owned and operated 

Christian Trucking - hauling hay, straw, and fertilizer. 


Bob loved the outdoors - cutting wood, gardening, collecting arrowheads 

on the farm, snowmobiling, motorcycling, and riding his ATV and golf cart.  

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, having made many hunting trips.  


Bob also really enjoyed baking pies, and sharing them with others.  

He served as a Union Township Trustee for many years, was active 

with the Mendon-Union Recreation Association (MURA), and had 

served as President of a local Square Dance Group.  Bob was a 

member of The Lord’s Abounding Grace Church in Celina.


Funeral Services will be held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home 

in CELINA, at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 11, with his son, Pastor Randy 

Christian, officiating.  Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.


Calling Hours are 2 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 10 at the Funeral Home.


Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the Donor’s Choice.


Condolences can be expressed to Bob's family at



Pearl (Bolenbaugh) Whitehead, age 89, passed away on February 6, 2021 at Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio.


She was born May 27, 1931 in Van Wert, Ohio, the youngest daughter of Andrew Jackson and Laura (Kreischer) Bolenbaugh.


She married George Whitehead on January 27, 1973 and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1981.


Survivors include her children, Pat (Ellie) Baker, Berne, Indiana, Pam Baker, Celina and Jeff Baker, Rockford; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Baker, Rockford; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 5 great great-grandchildren.


She was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Baker; a great-grandson, Kyle Borger; step-grandson, Richard Smith; a stepdaughter, Susie Hardin; four sisters, Margaret, Ethel, Anita and Arlene; and six brothers, Deloyd, John, Roy, Alan, Bill and Don. 


Pearl graduated from Ohio City Liberty High School in 1949.  She retired from Huffy Bicycle Company after 20 plus years of service.


Following Pearl’s wishes, there will be no services.


Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s favorite charity.


Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Pearl and her family.


To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.



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