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Calvin Hastings Topliff
Calvin Hastings TopliffCalvin Hastings Topliff, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at The Palms in Fort Myers.
Calvin was born March 22, 1924 in LaRue, Ohio, the only child of Floyd and Faye (Hastings) Topliff. He married Elizabeth Leasure Beatty June 17, 1950.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, 44th Division, Company C where he served in WWII in the European Theatre and was awarded the Bronze Star in Germany in 1945.
Calvin followed the tradition of Masonry in the Topliff family as fourth generation Past Master of LaRue Lodge, #467 F&AM.  He also served as presiding officer in Scottish Rite & York Rite bodies in Marion.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Ohio for about 60 years, serving as Deacon, Trustee and Elder.
Calvin is survived by his loving wife Betty and three daughters, Georgia Mathews, Marion,  Elizabeth ‘Libby’ (Ron) Rushley, Ashville and Mary Topliff, San Francisco, California, and six grandchildren.  
Family and Friends are invited to attend public graveside services at LaRue Cemetery on Tuesday December 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM.Minister will be the Rev Dr. Thomas J. Mori. Followed by Masonic Services by the LaRue Lodge #463 F.& A.M. then the service will be concluded with Military Rites conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council.  
Local arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue.  The family asks that friends make memorial contributions to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or the American Red Cross, Marion County Chapter, 1849 Summerset Dr., Marion, OH 43302.

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#1 from: Tammy Shumaker Millisor
Marion, OH
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Mary and family, just wanted to send you a note and let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Hang in there and know that we are all thinking of you.   Tammy Shumaker-Millisor

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#3 from: Kathy (Rinesmith) Yost
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:24 AM

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father and grandpa. We send our deepest sympathies to all your family. Just remember he is in a better place with out any pain. Our father has been gone now for 4 years and mother 7 years next month. It gets easier as time goes by, but you still miss them each and every day but you look at it that one day you will see them again. Just remenber all the great memories you have with him and embrace them as all your treasures in life. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless your family. Kathy Yost & family

#4 from: Ralph & Mary Lee
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Dear Betty,
We just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your visit to Marion sometime ago.  We appreciated your sharing your genealogy with us, and had such a nice afternoon.
Sorry to hear of the loss of Cal. Take care of yourself, you have had many, many stressful months during his illness.

#5 from: Valerie Norris
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:42 AM

To Libby, Alex and family - I am so sorry about the loss of your Father and Grandfather - I will be thinking of you during this difficult period.

#6 from: Nancy  and David Wiley
Richwood, Ohio
Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 7:51 AM


Is this the teacher from Ridgedale?  I drove by your home  (as I knew it) two weeks ago and wondered whatever happened to you and your family.  I was so sorry to get this obit alert and see the name.  I did not know your husband but I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.    

Nancy Ackerman Wiley

#7 from: Connie Wilson Caldwell
455 Garden Place  Marion
Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 8:03 PM

To Georgia and the Topliff family:
Wanted to let you know I am thinking about you.  I remember all the good times we had to-
gether staying over at your home.  Your parents
were always very gracious and kind.  Thank you
for allowing me to be a part of your family.  
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all.

#8 from: Dave Hastings
Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 5:33 PM

I regret that I was unable to attend the graveside services today and I am sorry for your loss.

I consider it an honor to share the same family ties with Calvin, who I considered to be a great patriot and conservative.  His was a generation we should all aspire to.  If my lifes work accomplishes a 10th of his and carries the respect he has attained, I will consider that a success.

Respectfully yours,

#9 from: Pat and Larry Krebehenne
Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Georgia- - our love and sympathy to you and your family on your loss.  I didn't know until I read about the service.  

#10 from: Cheryl Sanders Crouch
Bloomington, IN
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM

Georgia and Family,

My sympathy on the loss of your father.  I remember you mom and dad from church and school.  Your family was always very kind and gracious to all of us.


Cheryl Sanders Crouch

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