Chelton Paul McElwain, 83, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in Edgewood Manor Nursing Home, Port Clinton.
Paul was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Braxton County, W.Va., to George Raymond and Opal (Mollohan) McElwain, now deceased. He retired in December 1986 from the Clevite Corp. in Milan. He was the former owner of the Vickery Tavern, a member of the Bellevue Elks, Eagles and VFW, and the American Legion in Monroeville. He was a life member of the Bellevue Moose. Paul received a purple heart while serving in the U.S. Navy in WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Frances (Lovins) Wilder-McElwain; two sons, Paul A. McElwain and David (Melissa) McElwain, both of Bellevue; two daughters, Cherylle (Alfonso) Rossi and Candyce (Alan) Meyer, both of Bellevue; two stepchildren, William wilder of Bellevue and Susan O’Brien of Clyde; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four sisters, Marie Yahnert of Warren, Ohio, Helen Heath of Bellevue, Doris Madsen, Cape Coral, Fla., and Connie Rein of Chardon, Ohio; and one brother, James McElwain of Windsor, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Bollinger McElwain, whom he married in November of 1947 and who died in 1972.
Services for the family will be private.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, 430 S. Main St., Clyde, OH 43410.
Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, is handling arrangements.