Edwin Langstaff, 95

Edwin Keith Langstaff, 95, Wabash, died at 8:20 a.m. on July 31 at Wabash County Hospital.  He was born Feb. 22, 1918 in Licking County, Ohio to Floyd Edwin and Leona June (Slick) Langstaff.

Edwin was a Tech Sgt in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He married Martha Ann Wood in Chicago, Ill. on July 20, 1943.  He was a self employed jeweler and a master watchmaker.  Edwin was a longtime member of the Van Wert First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed building grandfather clocks, restoring antique clocks and woodworking.  He lived in Wabash since 2000 coming from Van Wert, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Langstaff, Wabash;  three children, David  (Linda) Langstaff, Van Wert, Ohio; Bonnie (Terry) Height, Wabash; Becky (Mel) Deal, Franklin, Tenn.; son-in-law, Marion Taylor, Huntsville, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Kevin Taylor and Tom (Kim) Taylor, both Huntsville; Becky Taylor, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Lyda Langstaff, Calif.;, Jesse (Stephanie) Height, Wabash; Aaron (Lisa) Height, Fort Wayne; Ashley (Ben) Robinson, Pierceton; and Audrey (Mark) McEver, Nashville, Tenn.;  13 great grandchildren; and his sister, Marilyn Langstaff of Kansas City, Mo.  His daughter Linda Jean Taylor preceded him in death.

Private family services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Edwin  may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Aug 01