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2000 Obituaries - A - B


Adams, Betty J.

Adams, Erma

Adams, Hildred

Adkerson, Laura

Agnew, Lloyd W.

Alddrich, Mary E.

Aldrich, Raymond C.

Alge, Clyde

Alge, John J.

Anderson, Harold W. Jr.

Angles, Allen R.

Babb, Danny A.

Bailey, Anna R.

Baker, Norman Leroy

Baker, Walter R. 'Jack'

Bakies, Raymond F.

Ballreich, Savilla C.

Barth, Robert A. III

Basinger, Thomas W.

Bates, Katherine Caroline

Bauman, Melvin L.


Behm, Paul I.

Bibbee, Russell S.

Biddle, Barbara A.

Billock, John Jr.

BOLLINGER, HELEN M.

Bowman, Ernest E.


Boyd, Leona A.

Brickner, Bernita M.

Brickner, Cleophas Otto

Broadwater, Opal A.

Brockway, Charles E.

Bronson, Earl A.

Brough, Jon C.

Brownell, Arthur J.

Browning, JoAnn

Buis, Harry W.

Burford, Marilyn Jean

Burkett, James E.

Burks, Virginia N.


Burns, G. Lee

Burns, Kenneth Willard

Burns, Lota Faye

Burns, Robert A.

Butler, Ernestine

Butzier, Ellis C.


Ernest E. Bowman
Retired minister

Ernest E. Bowman, 85, of West Lytle Street, Fostoria, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Bucyrus Community Hospital.

He was born in Middlebury, Ind., June 17, 1914, to William and Ida (Rhinesmith) Bowman. His first wife Elsie (Miller) Bowman, whom he married in Bristol, Ind., is deceased. He later married Elenore Drenning-Mehrman Nov. 19, 1983, in Fostoria. She survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, Darell W. Bowman of Syracuse, Ind.; step-sons Robert Mehrman of Tiffin and Terry Mehrman of Jenera; a step-daughter, Margo Long of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Vera Tyson of Middlebury, Ind.; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A step-son, Roger Mehrman; four brothers, Galen, Glen, Chance and Emerson Bowman; and two sisters, Ruth and Dorothy Bowman, also are deceased.

A retired minister for the Church of the Brethren in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, Mr. Bowman also was employed as a carpenter in Middlebury.

A 1932 graduate of Middlebury High School and a 1942 graduate of the United Brethren Bethany Seminary, Chicago, Ill., he attended the Four Square Gospel Church in Fostoria.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Ind. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 


Ellis C. Butzier
Former Bettsville resident

Ellis C. Butzier, 79, formerly of Bettsville, died at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his home at 306 Ohio Ave.

He was born in Amsden, July 6, 1920, to Albert and Ruby (Zimmerman) Butzier. His wife, Florence Lucille (Cochran) Butzier, whom he married May 4, 1942, in Napoleon, survives.

Other survivors include: five children, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Clingman of Fostoria, Mrs. Gus (Karen) Hoffman of Huron, James Butzier of Streetsboro, Mrs. William (Deanna) LaLone of Tiffin and Mrs. Ricky (Cynthia) Trumbo of Helena; two brothers, Kenneth Butzier of Kansas, Ohio, and Verlin Butzier of Fremont; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Nancy Lee Butzier; a grandson, Craig Michael Hoffman; three brothers and two sisters also are deceased.

Mr. Butzier, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1978 as an instrument repairman from Basic Inc., after 35 years of employment.

A 1938 graduate of Bettsville High School, he was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church and the Basic Quarter Century Club.

The Rev. Larry Smith will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Tuesday service in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kansas Cemetery, Bettsville, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

 


HELEN M. BOLLINGER

FOSTORIA -- Helen M. Bollinger, 95, formerly of 161 E. Lytle St., Fostoria, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born June 3, 1904 in West Independence to David and Lucy (Gosser) Updike. She married Oliver J. Bollinger on May 4, 1929 in Seneca County and he died March 14, 1968.

Surviving are two sons, Donald E. of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; Carl E. of Fostoria; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Updike.

Mrs. Bollinger was a homemaker and secretary for the family business, O.J. Bollinger Construction.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held two hours before services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Redmen Music Boosters.

 


Alddrich, Mary E.
Fostoria resident

Mary E. Aldrich, 78, of Park Avenue, Fostoria, died at 3:18 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born March 7, 1921, in Shadyside to Dr. Ewing D. and Sarah (Hart) Piper. She married Oliver H. Aldrich in Fostoria April 14, 1951. He died Sept. 20, 1982.

Survivors include: two daughters, Barbra and Jane Aldrich of Charleston, S. C.; and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Eleanor) Armstrong of New Philadelphia.

She follows in death a son, Joseph Aldrich; and a brother, Miles Piper.

Mrs. Aldrich was a 1939 graduate of Shadyside high school and a 1942 graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in education. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Jane Washington Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution.

Graveside services will be conducted at Knollcrest Cemetery (formerly Memory Gardens) near Arcadia at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. R. Edson Reed officiating.

There will be no visitation

 


Alge, Clyde

Word has been received of the death Jan 1, 2000 of Cllyde W. Alge, 80 Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Fostoria.

He was born Jan. 18, 1919 in Toledo to Mark and Gladys (Deeds) Alge. He married Catherine Manecke in Kentucky in 1944 and she died July, 1975

Surviving are two sons, Harry Alge, Miami, Fla., and terry Alge, Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. John (Penny) Wallace, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mrs. Kevin (Judi) Kimble, Fostoria; a brother, Mark Alge, Buena Park, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Ray and Howard Alge.

Mr. Alge retired as a plant superintendent at Fostoria Foundry. He was a 1937 grafuate of Fostoria High School. He was a World War II veteran.

Burial will be in fountain cemetery.

 


Babb, Danny A.

LONG KEY, Fla. -- Memorial services for Danny A. Babb, 65, of Long Key, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Church of Outdoor Resorts, Long Key, Fla. The body was cremated.

Mr. Babb died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 at his home.

He was born Sept. 27, 1934 in Fostoria to Corwin A. and Mildred (Vogel) Babb. He married Patricia Pratt on Nov. 20, 1952, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Kim and Scott, both of Fostoria; Lee of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Danna) Gutknecht, Conyers, Ga.; Mrs. J. (April) Cummings, Tavernier, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Babb worked at Gray Printing Co., Fostoria, before retiring in 1992.

He was a 30-year member of Elks Lodge 935, Fostoria. He also was a member of Moose Lodge 1058 and the American Legion, both of Marathon, Fla.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Florida Keys, or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Vegue Funeral Home, Marathon, Fla.

 


Broadwater, Opal A.

CAREY -- Opal A. Broadwater, 77, of 10985 Township Highway 28, Carey, died at 10:52 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000 at her residence.

She was born March 21, 1922 in Ravenswood, W.Va. to L.G. and Chloe E. (Nuzum) Crew. She married Earl S. Broadwater on Aug. 12, 1944 in Portsmouth, Va., and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Earl L. of Kansas, Ohio; Larry W. of Vanlue; Michael G. of Carey; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Griffin, Fostoria; Mrs. Roger (Sharon) Thomas, Findlay; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Naomi) Spencer, Vanlue; Mrs. James (Marjorie) Kizer, Tiffin.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Sims; and a brother, Delmar Crew.

Mrs. Broadwater was a homemaker.

She was a charter member of Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, rural Carey. She served as treasurer of the church for 30 years and also taught Sunday school, participated in the bus ministry, and was a steward and janitor. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the church in 1984.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Buck Traylor officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, and for an hour before the services Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church, in care of the funeral home.

 


Billock, John Jr.
Fostorian's Brother-Father

CAREY -- Funeral services for John Billock Jr., 64, of 16277 Township Highway 27, Carey, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, the Rev. Paul DeMoss officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Billock died at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 at American Legion Post 344, Carey. He was born May 8, 1935 in Carey to John A. and Mary D. (Plott) Billock. He married Sandra Bauer and they were divorced. He then married Donna McCartney in 1959, and she died in May 1963. He then married Lola Mae Daughenbaugh and they were divorced.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Tracey) Thompson, Carey; four sons, Todd and Timothy Billock, both of Carey; Doug Bayes, Florida; Chris Bayes, Fostoria; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann McKinnon and Mrs. Gene (Victoria) Moore, both of Fostoria; and two brothers, Richard and Pete, both of Carey.

Mr. Billock was a plumber, retiring in May 1998 after having worked for Pipe Fitters Union Local 50 in Toledo for 33 years. Prior to that he worked at Dible's Plumbing, Carey.

He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Earl Green American Legion Post 344, Black-Lamberjack VFW Post 3759, Eagle's Aries 2198 and Carey Conservation Club, all of Carey. He was a 1953 graduate of Carey High School.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

 


Brockway, Charles E.
Fostorian's Father

Charles E. Brockway, 84, of St. Joseph Street, Fremont, died in the Bethesda Care Center, Fremont, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000.

He was born in Fremont, Nov. 11, 1915, to Earl Charles Brockway and Genevieve (Reed) Brockway-Schaefer. On June 8, 1947, he married Henrietta Bradford, who preceded him in death March 13, 1991.

Surviving are five children, Marcia Dlugcleski of Fostoria, Michael Brockway and Christina Meyers, both of Fremont, Timothy Brockway of Felton, Dela. and Douglas Brockway of Auburn, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Gene (Beatrice) Hull of Tiffin; and six grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a son, Andrew Brockway; a brother, Burl Brockway; and two half sisters, Earlene Wheeler and Pat Smith.

Mr. Brockway, a World War II U.S. veteran, retired in 1980 from LOF Plastics in Fremont.

A lifetime Fremont area resident and a graduate of Fremont Ross High School, he was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Fremont and the Fremont VFW.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, with interment following in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


Burns, Robert A.
Retired National Machinery employee

Robert A. Burns, 74, of 2640 Courtly Dr., Fostoria, died at 6:13 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. He was born Jan. 31, 1926 in Fostoria to Frank and Agnes (Weinandy) Burns. On May 6, 1951 he married Catherine M. Lonsway, she died July 9, 1981, then married Phyllis A. Teopas on June 15, 1984, and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Mary Kay Lonneman of Cincinnati, Mrs. Barbara M. Decker of Tiffin, Mrs. Carol M. Gottfried of Tiffin, and Mrs. Michelle M. Cottingham of Cold Spring, KY; a stepson, Mark B. Teopas of Sylvania; a brother, James Burns of Fostoria; seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Cool, Mrs. Eileen Lucious, Mrs. Betty Moes, Mrs. Phyllis Hulderman, and Mrs. Donna Altwies, all of Fostoria, Mrs. Marjorie Brentlinger of Wapakoneta, and Mrs. Theresa Karns of Bloomdale; and 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Burns retired from National Machinery, Tiffin as a machinist after 38 years employment. Memberships included: St. Wendelin Catholic Church; Quarter Century Club; Eagles Club; Moose Lodge; and Burger King Breakfast Crew, all of Fostoria and he was an avid golfer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Tiffin.

Visitation hours are from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A Christian wake Service will be held at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home, and a Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., Monday at the church.

 


Burns, G. Lee
Rehabilitation field employee
Fostorians, Son & Brother

G. Lee Burns, 53, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his home at 64 W. Market St.

He was born in Paulding, Aug. 21, 1946, to Leroy C. and Virginia R. (Noneman) Burns. His mother survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Alicia Knight of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a sister, LeAnne M. Burns of Lynchburg, Va.; and two brothers, Robert F. Burns of Fostoria and Michael J. Burns of Denver, Colo.

His father is deceased.

Mr. Burns, who worked in the rehabilitation field, had previously been employed by St. Francis Home and Rehabilitation Centre, Green Springs. He also worked in rehabilitation in Tiffin.

A 1964 graduate of Fremont Ross High School, he also graduated from Findlay College.

He was a member of Harvest Jubilee Family Church, Findlay.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Pastor Donald Friar officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the University of Findlay.


Barth, Robert A. III
Resident of Fostoria

Robert A. Barth, III, 22, of 206 McDougal St., Fostoria, formerly of Monroe County, Mich., died at his home Wednesday, April 19, 2000.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sandra Grabarczwk; father, Robert Barth Jr.; grandfather, Harold Miller; siblings, Gerald and Crystal Willis, and Christopher and Katlin Barth, all of Toledo and Michigan.

Mr. Barth worked with Laware Cleaning Co., and was a graduate of Bedford High School and the Michigan Career and Technical Institute.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, Trilby Chapel, Toledo. Burial will be at Toledo Memorial Park.

Visitation hours will be noon-3 p.m. Saturday.

Local funeral arrangements are being handled by Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, and local memorials may be made in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.



Burford, Marilyn Jean
Fostoria resident's mother

The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home of Fostoria has received word of the death of Marilyn Jean Burford, 73, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, who died Friday, April 21, 2000, at the Cooper Terrace Long Term Care Facility, Chatham.

She was born Sept. 24, 1924, to Elza and Inez (Allen) Angles. On Jan. 23, 1960, she married Richard Burford in Fostoria. He survives in Chatham.

Other survivors include: seven sons, Dennis Mellroy and Gary Mellroy of Toledo, Butch Mellroy and Mike Mellroy of state of Delaware, Chuck Mellroy of Port Charlotte, Fla., Gregory Angles of Fostoria, and George Burford of Toronto, Ontario; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Allen Angles of Urbana, Milton and Duane Angles, both of Fostoria, Ron Angles of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a sister, Donelda Myers of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Burford; a grandson; and two sisters, Audrey and Constance Angles.

Mrs. Burford was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Chatham.

Services were April 24 at the church, with burial in the Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 McNaughton Avenue W., Chatham, Ontario, Canada .



Buis, Harry W.
Fostorians Brother

A memorial service for Harry William Buis, 64, of 810 McConnell Ave., will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Harris Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Van Horn Cemetery, Amanda Township.

Visitation will follow the memorial service in the church fellowship area.

Mr. Buis died at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay Campus.

He was born Aug. 11, 1935 in Findlay to Samuel and Dorothy (Bright) Buis. He married Sally K. Simpson on Oct. 5, 1958, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, William Alan of Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Be (Shari) Brandeberry, Findlay; two grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Allen of Fostoria.

Mr. Buis retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he was a letter carrier and had served two terms as union president.

He was a 1953 graduate of Findlay High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Ohio Genealogical Society, the American Association of Navy Hospital Corpsmen and the Nuclear Veterans Association.

Mr. Buis was a member of Findlay Lodge 227 F&AM, Chapter 58 RAM, Council 50 R&SM and Commandery 49 Knights Templar. He was a past "Dad" advisor for DeMolay.

Memorials may be made to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, in care of 303 Osborn Ave., Findlay; or to First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay.


 

Bronson, Earl A.
Tiffin GE retiree

Earl A. "Jake" Bronson, 68, of SR 587, Fostoria, died at 6:29 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Mr. Bronson was born May 20, 1931, in Fostoria to Arthur and Hazel (Myers) Bronson. He married Jean Bowerman on Oct. 2, 1953, in Fostoria, and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: a son, Jeffrey A. of Fenton, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Jill) Brose of Fostoria; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Myers of Fostoria and Helen Gasakalla of New Riegel.

His parents are deceased.

A U.S. Army veteran, who served during the Korean Conflict, he retired in 1985 as a press operator for General Electric in Tiffin with 22 years of service. He was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Fostoria and past president of the Church Consistory.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Lucinda Hunter officiating.

Interment will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Grace United Church of Christ or to a charity of the donor's choice.



Bates, Katherine Caroline
Fostoria homemaker

Katherine Caroline Bates, 42, of 426 S. Poplar St., Fostoria, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 2000, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

She was born in Fostoria, July 7, 1957, to the late Clifford M. and Rosella (Young) Thompson. Her companion of 21 years, Larry O. White Sr., died Nov. 24, 1999.

Survivors include: four sons, Chris A. Thompson, Myron L. Bates, Timothy and Larry O. White Jr., all of Fostoria; six grandchildren; six brothers, Bob Steele of Fostoria, Skip Steele and Mark Thompson, both of Tiffin, Clifford Thompson and Mike and Bill Myers, all of Fostoria; and three sisters, Ruby Lawrence of Tiffin and Dee Dee Chafin and Maeve Thompson, both of Brooksville, Fla.

Mrs. Bates was a homemaker.

The Rev. Donald R. Goodwin will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Walter R. 'Jack' Baker
Retired Sandusky County roadworker

Walter R. "Jack" Baker, 89, of Broadway Street, Fostoria, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2000., in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born in Fremont, March 10, 1911, to Walter and Katherine (Shumaker) Baker. On June 21, 1948, in Pineville, Ky., he married Elsie Hubbard, who survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: four sons, Roy and Carl Baker, both of Fostoria, Dale Baker of Columbus and Robert Baker of Clyde; five daughters, Nancy Baker of California, Ruby Baker of Toledo and Lois, Ruth and Francis Baker, all of Clyde; a sister, Eva Baker-Shivley of Toledo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Three sons, William, James and Thomas Baker, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Baker, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1960 as a Sandusky County roadworker.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia, with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating.

Visitation will be private. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.


Lloyd W. Agnew
Fostoria Foundry retiree

Lloyd W. Agnew, 89, of Union Street, Fostoria, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born in Seneca County, Feb. 17, 1911, to Samuel and Lulu (Kinsey) Agnew. His wife, Helen M. (Myers) Agnew, whom he married May 22, 1937, in West Independence, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Robert Agnew of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara Jane) Heimberger of Willowick; and four grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a brother, Dr. J. Wilbur Agnew; and two sisters, Marjorie and Helen G. Agnew.

Mr. Agnew, a 1928 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School, retired in 1973 as a foreman, from the former Fostoria Foundry, after 44 years of service.

A former member of the Arcadia Lions Club, he was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria and the AARP.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, near West Independence.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Bakies, Raymond F.
Fostoria Foundry retiree

Raymond F. Bakies, 77, of 5044 S. TR 25, Alvada, died at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in the Autumnwood Care Center.

He was born in Carey, Nov. 2, 1922, to Grover and Rosa A. (Kin) Bakies. On June 18, 1949, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, he married Rosemary Schmitz. She died Sept. 22, 1984.

Surviving are: four sons, Raymond J. Bakies of Tiffin, Ronald G. Bakies of Harrogate, Tenn, Roger J. and Rodney J. Bakies, both of Alvada; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Rebecca A.) Bakies-Davis of Harrisburg, N.C., Mrs. Andy (Rose Ann) Bakies-Turbeville of Charlotte, N.C. and Mrs. Christopher (Roberta J.) Bakies-Stevens of Tallahassee, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four brothers, John Bakies of Carey, Grover E. Bakies of Gretna, La., Vincent Bakies of Alexandria, La. and James Bakies of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three sisters, Mrs. Dolores Hoerig of Toledo, Mrs. Richard (Rosemary) Ward and Mrs. James (Anna Mae) Draper, both of Carey.

A sister, Helena Denner; and a brother, Anthony Bakies, are deceased.

Mr. Bakies, a 1941 graduate of Carey High School, retired in 1978 as a sheet metal worker from the former Fostoria Foundry.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, Alvada; New Riegel American Legion Post 354, of which he was a life member; the Knights of Columbus and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 34, Tiffin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Leonard Kitsler officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, where there will be military graveside rites.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Sunday in the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where a Christian Scripture service will be at 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society, in care of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.


Brownell, Arthur J.
Junior Home Kid

Arthur J. Brownell, 76, 2511 N. SR 53, died at 11:13 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

He was born June 13, 1923, in Tiffin, to Arthur Brownell and Mabel (Shauan) Brownell Stanton. On Nov. 10, 1959, in Tiffin, he married Helen Holman, who survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Robin L. Brownell of Tiffin; and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Grace) Johnson, also of Tiffin.

A sister, Mrs. Madeline Johnson, also is deceased.

Mr. Brownell, a Junior Home Kid, worked as a straightener for the former Tiffin Glass and also as a security guard at Fostoria Wire and Hayes Albion.

He was lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans 34 and a member of the Methodist Faith..

A disabled veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

The Rev. Melanie Haack will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Wednesday service in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Junior Home newspaper or the Disabled American Veterans.


Adams, (Funk) Hildred C.
Retired Junior Home teacher

Hildred C. Funk Adams, 93, of Independence House, Fostoria, formerly of Bascom, died at 4:32 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2000. She was born April 10, 1907 to Perry and Minnie (DeWald) Funk. On Aug. 19, 1943 she married J. Earl Adams, he died march 26, 1993.

Survivors include: five nieces, Janet Funk Dutt of Tiffin, Judy Funk Davis of Dover, Ma., Susan Funk Williams of Oriental, N.C., Nancy Funk Mitchell of N. Olmstead, and Ann Funk Boncimino; and 12 great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death were: five brothers and five sisters, Wayne D., Wenner, and twin brothers Allon N. and Dr. John Funk, M.D. and her twin H. Squire Funk., Hester Dysart, Hazel Rowe, third set of twins, Mary Hope Funk and James Walter Funk died in infancy, and Helen Funk.

Mrs. Adams is a graduate of Columbian High School Class of 1925, and graduated Heidelberg College Class of 1930, she spent two years in Germany and two years in Japan, she taught school at the Junior Home and Hopewell-Loudon, she retired. A member of Bascom Union United Church of Christ, former Bascom Garden Club Member and she was active in all church organizations.

The Pastor James Michaels will officiate the 11:30 a.m., Monday, June 19, 2000 funeral service at the Bascom Union United Church of Christ. Burial will be at Sand Ridge Cemetery.

There are no visitation hours scheduled.

The Turner-Engle Funeral Home in in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Independence House and United Church of Christ.


Brough, Jon C.
High school technology teacher

Jon C. Brough, 38, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his home in Tolland, Conn.

He was born Aug. 8, 1961, in Fostoria, to Dr. Gerald and Jo Ann (Simpson:) Brough, who survive in Fostoria. His partner, Evelyn Eisenhardt, survives in Tolland.

Survivors also include: two brothers, Jeffrey D. Brough of Waterville and Jay F. Brough of Fostoria; and a sister, Jessie Jo Segretti of Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. Brough, a 1979 graduate of Fostoria High School, attended the University of Toledo and graduated in 1983 from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of science degree in communications. He then received his certificate of teaching in 1999 from Central Connecticut University.

He was employed as a high school technology education teacher in Plainville, Conn.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Karl Kessler officiating.

There will be no visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorials may be made to North Central Hospice, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, Conn. 06107 or the American Cancer Society.


Biddle, Barbara A.
Fostoria homemaker

Barbara A. Biddle, 65, of West Center Street, Fostoria, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born June 1, 1935, in Sycamore, to the late Claude and Florence (Roberts;) Wagner. She first married Gerald Corey, and they were divorced. She later married Gary Biddle, and they also were divorced.

Survivors include: two sons, Gregg G. Biddle of Fostoria and Douglas Corey of Lakewood; a brother, Roger Hottenstein of Fostoria; and three grandchildren.

A homemaker, Mrs. Biddle was a 1953 graduate of Fostoria High School. She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the High Street United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the church.



Bailey, Anna R.
Fostorians Sister

Anna R. Bailey, 76, of SR 101, Clyde, died Monday, June 26, 2000, in the Arbors of Clyde.

She was born March 20, 1924, in Tiffin, to Courtney and Inez (Sours) Egbert. Her husband, William H. Bailey Sr., whom she married in 1946, died in 1952. She married Neal Fowler in 1956. He died in 1994.

Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Jean Davenport of Clyde; two sons, William H. Bailey Jr. of Bloomville and Thomas Bailey of Clyde; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters, Alvin Egbert of Clyde, Pauline Schultz of Republic, Mardell Woolston of New Jersey, Edith Rhoads of Bloomville, Dale Egbert of Fostoria and Lois Jean Egbert of Tiffin.

Two sons, Don and Ted Egbert, also are deceased.

Mrs. Bailey, a 1942 graduate of Republic High School, had been employed as a cook for 18 years at St. Francis Home, Green Springs, and then as a cook for the Green Springs Methodist Green Thumb Program.

She was a member of Green Springs United Methodist Church, Green Springs VFW Auxiliary, of which she was a life member; Bellevue Ladies of the Moose, Rebecca Lodge Order of Eastern Star, Republic; and a former member of Clyde Eagles Auxiliary.

She also volunteered at St. Francis for many years.

The Rev. James Scott will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Thursday service in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in Egbert Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of the donor's choice.


Browning, JoAnn
Fostoria homemaker

JoAnn Browning, 66, of 568 Lynn St., Fostoria, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Fostoria, to the late Pink and Jessie Mae (Parkman) Evers. Her husband, James C. Browning, whom she married Oct. 21, 1955, in Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, Tracey C. Browning of Fostoria; a daughter, Roxanne S. Browning, also of Fostoria; a stepdaugher, Brenda G. Tucker of Fostoria; three sisters, Nannie M. Adams of Columbus, Fern Martin and Addie L. North, both of Fostoria; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Watson J. Browning; two brothers, Robert and Paul Evers; and a stepsister, Rosalie Woodley.

Mrs. Browning, a homemaker, had worked at Fostoria Community Hospital in the 1950s.

A 1953 graduate of Fostoria High School, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fostoria.

A Friday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be private. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Basinger, Thomas W.

Auto Specialties owner

Thomas W. Basinger, 45, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, at his home on West Tiffin Street, Fostoria.

He was born Nov. 5, 1954, in Fostoria, to L. Wayne and Clara (Iler) Basinger. His father survives in Fostoria. His wife, Dianne K. (Whitta) Basinger, whom he married Sept. 24, 1976, in Fostoria, also survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Christopher T. and Robert W. Basinger, both of Fostoria; a daughter, Heather A. Basinger of Fostoria; two brothers, John E. and Scott E. Basinger, both of Fostoria; and a sister, Bonnie L. Basinger, also of Fostoria.

His mother is deceased.

Mr. Basinger had worked at Allied Automotive Corp. (now Honeywell Corp.) for 13 years and then was a sprint car racer for eight years. For the past 12 years, he was self-employed at Basinger Auto Specialties in Fostoria.

A 1973 graduate of Fostoria High School, he was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Seneca County Hospice or St. Wendelin Education Fund.


Angles, Allen R.

 
    Allen R. Angles, 84 Urbana and formerly of Fostoria, died at 10:34 p.m. July 20 2000 at Ohio State University Center, Columbus.
   
    He was born June 30, 1916 in Fostoria to Elza and Inez (Allen) Angles. He married Devota Wise 62 years ago and she servives.
 
    Also surviving are two sons; Carl A. Angles, Ruckersville, Va. and Gordon L. Angles, Kennesaw Ga.; four daughters: Lana L. Seeberg, Mrs Bill (Patricia A.) Cromwell, and Mrs. Tony (Charlotte D.) Markin, all of Urbanna, and Judith E. (Rodney) Brooks, Joplin, Mo.; four brothers, Duane, Milton and Greg Angles, all of Fostoria and Ronald (Ruth) Angles, Cape Coral, Fla.; one sister Donelda Myers, Fostoria, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grand-children.
 
    He was proceed in death by thre sisters and two grandsons.
 
    Mr. Angles retired from th ulrbanna Daily Citizen and Armstrong & Allen Furniture Store.  He was  a member of the Rotary Club of Urbana, and the Presbyterian Church where he was a choir member for over 40 years. A Professional pianist, he was also a member of the Springfield Musicians Local.
 
    Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Presbyterian Church 116 W. Court St., Urbana, the Rev. Kathy Horne officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.
 
    Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Monday at the Walter Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana.
 

Memorials may be made to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund, Presbyterian Church, Urbana, or the Rotary Club. P.O. bos 660, Urbana.   


Aldrich, Raymond C.
Lifetime farmer

Raymond C. Aldrich, 84, of CR 21, Risingsun, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in Memorial Hospital, Fremont.

He was born Nov. 9, 1915, in Rollersville, to Arla and Anna (Schoendorff) Aldrich. His first wife, Fern (Limke) Aldrich, whom he married Oct. 10, 1936, died Jan. 21, 1968. He later married Wilda Jeane Myers on July 28, 1977, in McComb. She survives.

Survivors also include: two sons, Thomas Aldrich of Byron, Ga. and Gerald Aldrich of Risingsun; two daughters, Mrs. Paul R. (Mary Ann) Evans and Mrs. Douglas L.(Jane) Smith, both of Fostoria; a step-daughter, Bonnie Zimmermen of Virginia; two step-sons, Richard Myers of Rockville, Md. and Daniel Myers of Cheney, Wash.; a sister, Annabelle O'Neill of Phoenix, Ariz.; 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a son, Richard; a step-son, James Myers; a step-daughter, Donna Jean Myers; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Aldrich, a lifetime farmer, also worked as a welder for the J.E. Baker Lime Plant in Millersville for 20 years.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Millersville.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Millersville. B urial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Nopper-Veh Funeral Home, Gibsonburg, where a wake service will take place Tuesday evening.

Memorials may be made to the Rising Sun Park.


Adams, Erma

Erma I Adams, 90 Montgomery Township, died July 31 2000, at wood County Nursing Home, Bvowling Green

She was born Feb. 27, 1910 in Portage Township, to Charles B. and Rose (Huber) Wagner.  She Married William K. Adams Jue 18, 1928, and he died Feb. 4, 1970.

Survivors include two sons, Frank M., Fostoria; and William K. Jr., Tecumseh, Mich.; one brother, Harry R. Wagner, Port Clinton; one sister, Mrs. Larry (Betty Anne) Noward, Waterville; seven grand children, and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother Wallace Wagner; and two sisters, Gladys and Helena.

Mrs. Adams graduated from high school in Bowling Green and later moved to Montgomery Township with her husband where they operated a dairy farm.  She was a member of the Wayne United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Graham Cemetery, Wayne, with Rev.Betty Wineland officating.

Visitation will be Thursday, 9-11 a.m., at the Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green

The family has requested that any memorial be in the form of contributions to the fund of the Wayne United Methodist Church.



Behm, Paul I.
  
Attica Cafe owner/operator
Fostorian's Father


Paul I. Behm, 77, of 15 N. Main St., Attica, died Friday evening, Aug. 4, 2000, in St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born July 17, 1923, in Bloomville, to Irvin A. and Florene (Adams) Behm.. On June 8, 1975, he married Doris Bollinger, who survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Marshall Behm of Silverdale, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Steve (Barbara) Schaaf of Attica, Mrs. Kenneth (Victoria) Walliser of Fostoria and Mrs. David (Valerie) Gordon of Stilwell, Kan.; a step-son, Rockne Martin of Attica; four step-daughters, Patricia Kean, Lydia Martin, and Shirley Jaynes, all of Attica and Susan Robbins of Lebanon, Ky.; seven grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Don E. Behm of Republic; and a sister, Dr. Raymond (Zoe Ann) Brown of Lyndhust.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Gordon Behm.

Mr. Behm, who lived in the Bloomville area until moving to Attica in 1972, graduated in 1941 from Bloomville High School and attended Bowling Green State Univeristy and Heidelberg College.

A World War II in the U.S. Army Air Force, ATC veteran, he was the owner and operator of the Attica Cafe for 22 years 1970-1992, and also farmed.

He served as the former distribution manager for Field Enterprises Inc., which distributed the World Book Encyclopedia; worked as a courier for Sutton Bank and assisted Pancoast Funeral Home and Furniture Store in Republic.

Mr. Behm was a member of Attica United Methodist Church, where he was active with the choir; served on the Seneca County Fair Board, referreed local high school basketball and football and was a life member of the Bloomville American Legion.

He also was a member of Willard VFW, Eden Lodge 310 Free and Accepted Masons, Accent Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo, Zenobia Temple Shrine, Toledo; and Luella Chapter Order Eastern Star. He was a former member of Willard Eagles and Elks.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 1295 W. Tiffin St., Attica, with the Rev. Thomas Kalb officiating. Burial will be in the Attica-Venice Township Cemetery, Attica.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be at 6:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Attica United Methodist Church, Mill Street, Attica, OH or the Seneca East Public Library, 14 N. Main St., Attica.


Boyd, Leona A.
Fostoria resident

Leona A. Boyd, 84, of Walnut Street, Fostoria, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at her residence. She was born June 8, 1916, in Tiffin to John and Bertha (Warnement) Welter. On June 3, 1948, she married Hugh "Buck" Boyd at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin. He died July 25, 1996.

Surviving are a son, Chuck Boyd of Quincy, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Sue Reiter, Mrs. Nancy Whipple, Mrs. Martha Mireles and Mrs. Peggy Ward, all of Fostoria; a brother, Carl "Jake" Welter of Tiffin; a sister, Sister Margaret Welter, OSU, Toledo; and nine grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were six brothers, Pius, Leon, Reginald, Albert, Raymond and John "Jack" Welter; and a sister, Mary Homan.

Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker and worked at the SS Kresge Store in Tiffin. Her memberships included: St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary-Altar Society, Fostoria; Honorary member of the Circle of Mercy; Daughters of Isabella and its card flight; Fostoria Woman's Club; Fostoria Lineage Society; Child Conservation League and Fostoria Historical Society. She was a 1934 graduate of Calvert High School; she was an avid card player and genealogist.

The Rev. Daniel Ring will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be at Kansas Cemetery, Kansas.

Visitation hours are 2-5 and 7-9 tonight at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A Christian wake service will be at 8:30 tonight at the funeral home, and a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church.

Memorials may be made to Ursuline Sisters Care Center, Toledo and/or Fostoria Home Health Care.


Brickner, Bernita M.
Homemaker/retired clerk

Bernita M. "Bea" Brickner, 76, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at her home at 723 Buckley St., Fostoria.

She was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Tiffin, to Raymond and Remah (Phelps;) Gase.On April 13, 1944, in St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, she married Paul C. Brickner, who preceded her in death Feb. 14, 1971.

Survivors include: a son, James P. Brickner of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. David (Carol) Wagner of Tiffin; a sister, Mary Hoepf of Republic; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Robert and Harold Gase; and a sister, Florence Fruth.

Mrs. Brickner, a homemaker, also retired as a clerk from St. Vincent DePaul Store in Fostoria.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where she served as a greeter; the Just For Friends Singles Group, which she helped form; St. Patrick's Sewing Group at the Good Shepherd Home; Women of the Moose and Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, all of Fostoria. She also served as a volunteer at the Sharing Kitchen, also of Fostoria.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Andrew Parish Cemetery, Liberty Township.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the church.


Brickner, Cleophas Otto
Farmer/National Machinery retiree

Cleophas Otto Brickner, 82, of 6018 W. CR 38, Fostoria, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Seneca County to Otto S. and Mary (Scherger) Brickner. He married Rita M. Breidenbach Nov. 22, 1945, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. She survives.

Also surviving are a son Ronald O. of Fostoria; three daughters Darlene Hohman of New Riegel, Mrs. Brett (Lois) Willoughby and Mrs. Paul (Donna) Gosche, both of Tiffin; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. Carl (Bernadine) Depinet of Bascom.

Two brothers, Arthur and Urban, are deceased.

Mr. Brickner was a farmer and a National Machinery Quarter Century retiree; a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church, Bascom, and of the Quarter Century Club at National Machinery.

Rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Monday followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30 in the St. Andrew Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Dunn officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home with National Machinery Quarter Century Club services at 7 p.m. and a wake service at 7:45.

Memorials may be made to: Community Hospice Care, the American Heart Association; or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Adams, Betty J.
Fostoria resident

Betty J. Adams, 63, of 1224 Sandusky St., Fostoria, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born May 21, 1937, to Charles and Emma Dee (Greene) Elliott. They are deceased. On March 31, 1956, she married Frank M. Adams. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Michael D. Adams of West Chester, Pa., and Gerald W. Adams of Fostoria; two daughters, Diane K. Woodland of Findlay and Mrs. Lori A. Sebastiano of Cadillac, Mich.; a sister, Frances Masters of Pinon Hill, Calif.; a brother, James D. Elliott of Bessimer, Ala.; and eight grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a brother, Earl Elliott, and a sister, Catherine Fancher.

Mrs. Adams was a 1956 graduate of Bessemer High School and a homemaker.

The Rev. Edmond Zickefoose will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Graham Cemetery, Wayne.

Visitation hours will be 6-9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association and/or the charity of the donor's choice.


Burns, Lota Faye
Fostoria resident

Lota Faye Burns, 70, of 210 Jeanette Dr., Fostoria, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in the home of her daughter, Sandra Herman of Fostoria.

Mrs. Burns was born May 24, 1930, in Van Zant County, Texas, to Harvey and Lota (Fails) Teel. She married Floyd W. Burns Oct. 20, 1951, in Fostoria. He died in February 1990.

Survivors include: two sons, Larry Burns of Fostoria and Robert T. Burns of New Riegel; two daughters, Mrs. Duane (Dina) Schreiner and Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Herman Jr., both of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Wybensinger of Bellevue.

A sister, Ida Bell Crisler, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker, had worked at the former Buckeye Mart, Fostoria, and Lord's Dress Shop; was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and past member and president of the Columbianas of K of C, Fostoria.

The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Wendelin Church followed by the Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. and burial in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian Wake Service will be at 8:30.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Seneca County and Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg; and St. Wendelin Church.


Alge, John J.
Fostoria residents' brother

John J. Alge, 51, of 3310 Shiloh Dr., Lima, died at his residence at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2000.

Mr. Alge was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Fostoria, to Ray D. and Bernice M. (Karns) Alge who are both deceased. He married Joyce A. Kromer in Carey at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation on May 2, 1970, and she survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Jason J. of Columbus; two daughters, Jill R. of Moultrie, Ga. and Jennifer A. at home; two brothers, Mike of Fostoria and Tim of Covington; three sisters, Gloria Tusing of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Alge of Fostoria and Betty Alge of Sidney.

Preceding him in death were: an infant son, Jamie; a brother, Richard R.; and a sister, Theresa Alge.

Graduating in 1966 from Fostoria High School, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam War; worked for the past 32 years for General Dynamics in Fostoria and Lima as an inspector/assembler UAW Local 2075 Lima; volunteered as a soccer coach for the Lima YMCA and Lima Bath School youth programs; and of the Methodist faith.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, with the Rev. Ernest Waechter OPM Conv. officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by local veterans organizations at St. Mary's Cemetery in Carey.

Visitation is at Siferd's Westwood Chapel Sunday from 6-9 p.m. and on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Rita's Hospice or Hospice of Wyandot County, c/o of the funeral home.


Bibbee, Russell S.
Fostoria Atlas retiree

Russell S. Bibbee, 71, of 20464 SR 12, Fostoria, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 27, 1928, in rural Tiffin to Sherman H. and Lena (Kreais) Bibbee. He married Evelyn Conley, who died in 1976. He married Pearl Smith-Maenle in 1978 at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Steve Bibbee of Holland, Mich.; four stepsons, Michael Maenle of Auburn, Ind., Kirk Maenle of Angola, Ind., Anthony Maenle of Kentucky and Graig of Clyde; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jeff (Louwanna) Coppler of Haskins; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Perry (Phyllis) Reinhard of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by: an infant stepson, Robert Maenle; a daughter, Patricia Ball; and two brothers, Carl and Ernest J. Bibbee.

Mr. Bibbee was a former member of Moose Lodge 1567, Fostoria, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Arthur Young officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Sunday in the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice, c/o of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.


Anderson, Harold W. Jr.
Mechanical engineer

Harold W. Anderson Jr., 65, of Fostoria, died at 9:19 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo. Arrangements are pending at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.


Bauman, Melvin L.
Fostorian's Father

NORTH BALTIMORE -- Funeral services for Melvin LeRoy Bauman, 48, of 105 Central Ave., North Baltimore, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Lowell Reeder officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bauman died at 2:14 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000 at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

He was born Jan. 14, 1952 in Bowling Green to Robert M. and Ada V. (Nungester) Bauman, and they survive in West Independence. He married Janice Krohn on Oct. 27, 1975; they divorced in 1990 and she survives in Jerry City. He then married LaVenda J. Sterling on May 9, 1995, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Todd (Stephanie M.) Ray, Fostoria; Angela L. Bauman, Fremont; Deanna J. Bauman, Jerry City; four step-daughters, Brenda K. Bear, Tammy S. Bear, Amanda J. Bear and Linda L. Bear, all of North Baltimore; a stepson, Dan E. Bear, North Baltimore; five grandchildren; and five sisters, Mrs. Robert (Della) Hopkins, Mrs. Dave (Sharon) Harmon, Sherry Huff and Peggy Bauman, all of North Baltimore; and Mrs. Calvin (Pam) Vance, Bairdstown.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald L.

Mr. Bauman worked as a slitter for the Budd Co., North Baltimore, for 26 years before retiring.

He was a member of North Baltimore Eagles Aerie 2633.

Memorials may be made to the Deanna J. Bauman Trust Fund, in care of Smith-Crates Funeral Home


Baker, Norman Leroy
Carey resident - Fostorian's Father.

Norman Leroy Baker, 57 of 114 Zanetta Lane, Carey, died at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born Aug. 18, 1943, to Fred C. and Thelma L. (Russ) Baker, both deceased. His first marriage was to Margaret J. Johnston. They divorced. He married Mary Lou Odone Oct. 10, 1992. She survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Timothy Baker of Mangum, Okla., Thomas B. Baker of Findlay, James A. Baker of England and Zachary C. Baker of Carey; four daughters, Carlene Snyder of Fostoria, Teresa M. Gault of Cary, N.C., Teresa A. Moore of Cary, N.C., and Christina McGowan of Nagier, N.C.; a sister, Evelyn Faulkner of Reserve, N.M.; and 19 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: a son, Norman F. Baker; and two brothers, Joseph and Edwin Baker.

Mr. Baker was a meatcutter at Meijer in Findlay and affiliated with the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey.

The Rev. Benjamin Knopp will officiate the 1:30 p.m. Monday service at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.

Memorials may be made to Zachary C. Baker Educational Fund c/o the funeral home.


Burkett, James E.
Whirlpool employee

James E. Burkett, 53, of W. Crocker Street, Fostoria, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 9, 1947, in Findlay to Edward J. and Marguerite (Baumlein) Burkett. He first married Bonnie Thrasher Dec. 31, 1966, in Findlay and they were divorced. He then married Beverly Kraylek, April 10, 1980, and she died Nov. 10, 1990. He then married Delilah M. Lowery, Dec. 11, 1991, in Fostoria and they were divorced. On March 20, 1996, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., he married Marilyn M. Moore, and they were divorced.

Survivors include: stepfather, Nick J. Rarey of Findlay; two sons, Brian J. and Jack A. Burkett, both of Findlay; a step-son, Ryan Bacon of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Jason (Lisa) Lanning of McComb and Lori Burkett of Findlay; three grandchildren; two brothers, Larry A. Burkett of Fostoria and Mark Rarey of Findlay; and two sisters, Mrs. Greg (Janet) Tong of Vanlue and Mrs. Chuck (Nancy) Moore of Van Wert.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his second wife.

Mr. Burkett was a 1966 graduate of Findlay High School, a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam era and had been employed at Whirlpool Corporation in Findlay since 1984. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Club and Amvets, all in Fostoria; an avid bowler and was formerly the Fostoria City Association Bowling League secretary.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Dr. Charles R. Sandstrom officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the James E. Burkett Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.


Butler, Ernestine

FOSTORIA -- Ernestine M. Butler, 86, of 9136 W. Township Road 36, Kansas, Ohio, died at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born July 17, 1914, in Avon to Anthony and Christine (Krebs) Brant. She married Robert L. Butler on Feb. 10, 1934, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he died May 31, 1984.

Survivors include a son, Irvin R. of Amherst; a daughter, Jeannette Miller, Joliet, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Anthony "Bud" Brant of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; and a sister, Evelyn Stuber, Arcadia.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret "Peg" Reid; and a grandchild.

Mrs. Butler was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia; a former member of Amsden Lions Club; and a 4-H advisor.

She was a 1930 graduate of St. Wendelin High School.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Also, a CLC memorial service will be held at 6:45 p.m., and a Christian wake service at 8:30 p.m., both Monday at the funeral home; and a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Sharing Kitchen, or to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.


Adkerson, Laura

Laura Elizabeth Adkerson, 83, Pulaski Tenn., and a former Fostoria resident, died Nov. 21, 2000 at her home.

She was born on April 15, 1917 in Giles County, Tenn. to William James and Laura E. (Harden) Adams.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Ann) Bush, Fostoria; Mrs. August (Maxine) Mazza, Findlay; Mrs. John (Donna) Fisher, Canton; one sister Annie Irene Clark, Cornersville, Tenn. one nephew, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Adkerson was a homemaker.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home, Pulaski, Tenn. burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Highland Rim Hospice.


 

Ballreich, Savilla C.
Port Clinton resident

avilla C. Ballreich, 87, of Port Clinton, died on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Arbors of Clyde. She was born Jan. 27, 1913 to Charles and Margaret (Mathias) Landoll. She married Charles G. Ballreich on April 19, 1934, he died Sept. 27, 1966.

Surviving include: twin sons, Harold E. and Charles N. Ballreich, both of Port Clinton; three daughters, Carolyn A. Nesselhauf of Fremont, Virginia M. LaFollette of McCormick, S.C., and Darlene M. Black of Shelby Twp., Mich.; a sister, Marie Lonsway of Fostoria; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Roseanne B. Ballreich; a sister, Marcella Colby; three brothers, Edward, Harold and Paul Landoll; and a grandson.

Mrs. Ballreich was a waitress at the Island House in Port Clinton for many years and also worked at Travelers Restaurant, Port Clinton. She retired in 1983 from H.B. Magruder Hospital, where she worked in dietary services. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, Women of the Moose, Port Clinton Lodge, Port Clinton Senior Citizens, Ohio Chapter of The United Grandmothers chapter of the United States of America, Port Clinton Mother of Twins, and AARP.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., tonight, at Neidecker-LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. A Women of the Moose prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., tonight, and a church prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital and/or Arbors at Clyde Assisted Living.


Burns, Kenneth Willard
Whirlpool retiree

Kenneth Willard Burns, 87, 319 Clinton Ave., died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, where he had been a resident for five months.

He was born April 28, 1913, in Seneca County to Willard Stratton and Beulah Mae (Dunlap) Burns. On Oct. 15, 1938, in the Church of Christ in Tiffin, he married Evelyn Marie Creeger, who died Aug. 16, 1999.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. William (Beverly Ann) McCallister of Spencer; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Burns of Marion.

Also deceased are a brother, Eldon R. Burns; and two sisters, Llavon B. Lupton and Dolly (Burns) Zimmerman.

Mr. Burns, who was educated in Tiffin and Michigan, retired from Whirlpool Corp.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Tiffin Lodge Free and Accepted Masons 77, Order Eastern Star Tiffin Chapter 189, Tiffin Lodge Service 77 Free and Accepted Masons and Ancent Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo.

The Rev. David Mills will be the officiant at the noon Wednesday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and one hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice and the Good Shepherd Home.


Burks, Virginia N.
Homemaker

Virginia N. Burks, 69, formerly of South Sandusky Street, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, in the Autumnwood Care Center, where she had been a resident since Feb. 1, 1998.

She was born June 12, 1931, in Miami, Ariz., to the late King and Nellie (Griggs) Turpin. Her step-mother, Bertha Green, survives. On Oct. 1, 1948, in Pikesville, Ky., she married Curtis Burks, who also survives.

Other survivors include: six sons, Allen Burks of Harriman, Tenn., Jerry Burks of Pemberville, Jack Burks of Tiffin, Joe Burks of Bloomville, Rick Burks of Sandusky and Randy Burks of Fostoria; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; six half-brothers, Jim Turpin of Princeton, W.Va., Robert Turpin of Burgoon, Melvin and Doug Turpin, both of Fostoria, Wayne Turpin of Kansas, Ohio and Roger Turpin of Fremont; a sister, Pauline Davis of Virginia; and five half-sisters, Kathryn Graham of Kansas, Alice Hatfield of Findlay, Teresa Halcomb of Gibsonburg, Linda Halcomb of Fremont and Sandra Turpin of Alabama.

A brother, Jack Turpin, also is deceased.

Mrs. Burks, a homemaker, was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas Ramsey officiating. Interment will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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