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2000 Obits - S & T

Sackett, Ralph E. Sr.

St. John, Myrtle R.

Saldausky Dorothea L.


Saunders, James E.

Saxton, James R.

.Scharf, Daniel Joseph

Schatzinger, Gertrude A.

Schetter, Donna L.


Schneider, Karen Sue

Schreiner, Ralph J.

Seel, Bernard M.

Seeley, Martha M.

Seem, Dorothy

Seifert, Charlotte Rose

Shamp, Kathleen

Shank, Alonzo J.

Shaull, Paul T.

Shumaker, Darlene E.

Sickmiller, Lorena M.


Sharninghouse, Donald E.

Sheeley, Vera Theresa

Shellhouse, Donald K.


Sheibley, Violet M.

Sherlkock, William W.

Shaull, Wilbur D.

Shock, Rita Marie

Simon, William

Sloat, Janet L.

Smith, Brenda L.

Smith, Carol A.

Smith, Deb

SMITH, ESTA M.

Smith, Paul S. F.

Smith, Thomas R.

Smothers (Hollenbaugh), Mildred E.

Sparks, Pauline K.

Spearman, John P.

Spires, Clair

Stahl, Michael P.

Stahl, Ralph E

Stansbery, Guy W.

Starkey, Floyd K.

Straub, Charles E.

Stearns, Robert E,

Steinhauser, Flavius B.

STEIGERWALT, MARILYN B


Stetzel (Thompson) Nancy Fay

Steinmetz, Cornclia Mary

Stewart, Barbara. E.

Stokes, William H.

Stoner, Ione

Strawman, Elizabeth Charlotte

Stykemain, Emaline

Sugrue, John R.

Swinehart, James F.

Tarris, Betty M.

Tate, Robert Sr.

Thomas, James E. II

Tiell, Paul F. Sr.

Tiell, Sylvester A.

Tucker, Deborah K.


STEIGERWALT, MARILYN B.

FOSTORIA -- Marilyn B. Steigerwalt, 76, of Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born May 10, 1923 in Sandusky to Russell and Helen M. (Bates) Dann. She married Harold W. Steigerwalt on Dec. 9, 1945 in Toledo and he died May 2, 1989.

Surviving are a son, William of Bloomdale; a daughter, Mrs. David (Maryann) Hamilton, Findlay; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and David.

Mrs. Steigerwalt was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Branson Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, formerly Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

 


Sickmiller, Lorena M.

FOSTORIA -- Private graveside services for Lorena M. Sickmiller, 82, a resident of Independence House, Fostoria, will be held at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo.

Mrs. Sickmiller died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000 at the nursing home.

She was born Dec. 16, 1917 in Sandusky County to Chester and Mary Bertha (Oberhaus) Trappe. She married Donald Sickmiller on Aug. 18, 1953 in Angola, Ind. and he died Aug. 12, 1979.

Surviving are two sons, Gordon C. Lamb, Toledo; Dale W. Lamb, Columbus; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Saylor.

She was employed 20 years in the stock room at Lamsons Department Store, Toledo.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Gibsonburg.

Memorials may be made to Independence House, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria 44830.

Local arrangements were handled by Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

 


Sherlkock, William W.

ARCADIA -- Graveside services for William W. Sherlock, 57, of South Street, Arcadia, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Arcadia Cemetery, the Rev. David Bliss officiating.

No visitation services will be held.

Mr. Sherlock died at 5:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born Oct. 15, 1942 in Bloomdale to Charles and Rose Marie (Valenti) Sherlock. He married Jaclyn A. Teets on Jan. 5, 1970 in Fostoria and she died Oct. 18, 1999.

Survivors include a stepson, Ed Arnett Jr. of Arcadia; a brother, Robert of Fostoria; and two sisters, Marilyn Hitchings and Mrs. Ronald (Sarah) Kraylek, both of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Ronnie Arnett.

Mr. Sherlock was a retired truck driver for Hancor in Findlay.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arcadia.

 


Smothers (Hollenbaugh), Mildred E.

FOSTORIA -- Mildred E. Hollenbaugh-Smothers, 101, formerly of 504 Glenview Drive, Fostoria, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born Nov. 22, 1898 in Fostoria to Arthur and Bertha (Miller) Hollenbaugh. She married Floyd C. Smothers on Aug. 11, 1923 in Fostoria, and he died Oct. 4, 1973.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Mathias, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; Suzanne Hopkins, Fostoria; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Miller, Bowling Green.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Arthur Byron Hollenbaugh; and four sisters, Lois Morgenstern, Fern Good, Bessie Kesler and Gertrude Boyd.

Mrs. Hollenbaugh-Smothers retired in 1957 after teaching in the Seneca County, Fostoria City, West Millgrove and Risingsun school districts.

She was a 1917 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Fostoria, Westminster Circle of Kings Daughters, the Ohio Forestry Association and Fostoria Women's Club. She was a member and helped organize the Fostoria Ladies Garden Club in 1971. She also helped organize the first Child Conservation League in Fostoria in 1930. She was a former member of the Fostoria Beautification Committee.

In 1980, Mrs. Hollenbaugh-Smothers was awarded an honorary citation for outstanding work in horticulture from the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 900 Van Buren St., Fostoria; or Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, 44830.

 


Stetzel (Thompson) Nancy Fay

Word has been received of the death of Nancy Fay Thompson Stetzel, 65, Grand Jucction, Colo., on Jan.18, 2000 at St. Mary;s Hospital.

She was born March 22, 1934 in Fostoria to Charles and Helen (Heinze) Thompson.

She is survived by two sons, Eric and Philip Stetzel; three sisters, Patsy Kay Peyton, Brighton, Mich., Brenda Dreisbach, Cincinnati, and Sue Kitchen, Fostoria; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Grand Junction Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 3461, Grand Junction, CO 81502.

Arrangements were handled by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

 


Tiell, Sylvester A.
Retired farmer/stock hauler

Sylvester A. "Junior" Tiell, 75, of 13357 CH 4, Carey, died at his residence at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000.

He was born in Tiffin, Nov. 19, 1924, to Sylvester A. and Lucy C. (Wagner) Tiell. His wife, Arlene M. (Longanecker) Tiell, whom he married Oct. 11, 1947, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, survives.

Survivors also include: six daughters, Mrs. Nicklaus (Ruth) Reier of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Donald (Donna) Welly of Whispering Pines, N.C., Mrs. Wayne (Christine) Posey of Fostoria, Mrs. Dennis (Janet) Zoeller of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Donald (Karen) Kimbler of Carey and Carol Tiell of Sandusky; 15 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter M. Tiell of Toledo and Florian Tiell of New Riegel; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Roth of Clyde.

Preceding him in death were: a son, Ronald W. Tiell; a grandson, Jamie Tiell; a brother, Mark A. Tiell; and a sister, Ethel Gase.

Mr. Tiell, a retired farmer and lime and stock hauler, owned S.A. Tiell and Son Trucking. He also worked at National Lime and Stone in Carey for 18 years, retiring in 1975.

A Salem Township trustee for 12 years, he also was employed as a bus driver for Angeline School in Wyandot County.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salem Township, Upper Sandusky; American Legion Post 344, Carey; Wyandot County Sportsman Club and the Thursday Night Men's Bowling League, Carey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Ernest Waechter as celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the local American Legion.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Wyandot County Home Health or the church

 


Sloat, Janet L.

RAWSON -- Janet L. Sloat, 64, of 306 George St., Rawson, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 2, 2000 at her residence.

She was born July 28, 1935 in Sebring to Glenn C. and Ann L. (Hall) Raub. She married Irvin G. Sloat on Oct. 28, 1950 in Sebring and he survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Cindy) Fasig, McComb; and Mrs. Bob (Terri) Avery, Fostoria; three sons, Jason of Mount Blanchard; Daniel in Texas; and Irvin Jr. in Florida; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Treen, Findlay; and three brothers, Kenneth, Gary and Glenn Raub Jr., all of Phoenix, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard.

Mrs. Sloat was a homemaker.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Routson Funeral Chapel, Findlay, the Rev. Robert Kulp officiating. The body will be cremated.

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

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

 


Sackett, Ralph E. Sr.

FOSTORIA -- Ralph Emerson Sackett Sr., 95, of 733 N. Main St., Fostoria, died at 7:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Jan. 27, 1905 in Fostoria to Emerson R. and Laura (Imber) Sackett. He married Lillian Downey on Sept. 7, 1933 at United Brethren Church, Fostoria, and she died July 2, 1976.

He is survived by a son, Ralph E. Jr. of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mable and Clara Sackett.

Mr. Sackett was the owner and operator of Sackett's Greenhouse, Fostoria, and retired in 1969.

He was a 1924 graduate of Fostoria High School, where he played the drums in the 1923 National Championship Band.

He was director of the Ohio Savings and Loan Association from 1947-79 and was vice president from 1955-79.

He was a 60-year member of Masonic Lodge 288 F&AM and a 50-year member of Fostoria Shrine Club.

Mr. Sackett was a member of Fostoria Commandery 62, Garfield Chapter 150, Zenobia Shrine of Toledo and Fostoria Council 90. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

 


Saxton, James R.

FOSTORIA -- James Russell "Russ" Saxton, 80, of U.S. 23 South, Fostoria, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at his home.

He was born March 16, 1919 in West Jefferson to James and Myrtle (Gatton) Saxton. He married Marilyn M. Brombley on March 29, 1941 in Fostoria and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Larry and James Michael, both of Defiance; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Judy) Thomas, Fostoria; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold of Hamden; a sister, Evelyn Hartwell, Hamden.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mickie Shoaf and Irene Saxton.

Mr. Saxton retired in 1981 from Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, after 10 years. Prior to that he had worked at Autolite, Fostoria, for 20 years.

He was a member of Enon Valley Presbyterian Church near Findlay. He graduated in 1937 from Fostoria High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Tom Everett and the Rev. Constance Cherry officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, formerly Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military honors will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Service Group of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the church or Community Hospice of Seneca County.

 


Sugrue, John R.
Self employed barber

John R. Sugrue, 82, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born Aug. 26, 1917, in Point Place, to Cornelius and Blanch (Black) Sugrue. His wife, Mabel E. (Kistler) Sugrue, whom he married in 1961, died June 21, 1999.

Surviving are: two step-sons, Raymond "Gene" Hamilton of Findlay and James Arnold of Chesterfield Mich.; and two step-daughters, Rose Marie Kingery of Fostoria and Mrs. Russell (Linda) Ernst of Findlay.

Three sisters, Florence Swope, Teresa Sheeter and Blanch; and a brother, Patrick Sugrue, are deceased.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Sugrue had worked at Dow Chemical and was a self-employed barber, both in Findlay.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military honors will be provided at the graveside by the United Veterans of Fostoria..

Visitation will be one hour before the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

 


SMITH, ESTA M.

Funeral services for Esta M. Smith, 72, of Maple Street, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia.

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

Mrs. Smith died at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 at her residence.

She was born Feb. 23, 1928 in Holister to William and Nelva (Tremain) Sheridan. She married Carl T. Smith on Aug. 27, 1950 in Rossville, Ga., and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Kevin T. of Kansas; Erin L. of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Carla) Coffey, Columbus; Mrs. John (Melanee) Kimble, Fostoria; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, William R. Sheridan, Findlay; and two sisters, Wilma Cessna, Kansas; and Nona Freeman, Wadena, Minn.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; four brothers, Leslie, Albert, Lloyd and Glen Sheridan; and a sister, Mabel Larcum.

Mrs. Smith retired in 1980 from Bendix (now Honeywell) in Fostoria, where she was an inspector for 32 years.

She graduated in 1947 from Fostoria High School.

She was a member of Fostoria Baptist Church and the church choir.

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

 


Smith, Brenda L.
Hairdresser/Tiffin native

Brenda L. Smith, 55, of 400 N. Main St., Fostoria, died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Lima Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Tiffin Dec. 6, 1944, to the late Harold W. and Marietta (Unverferth) Smith.

A brother, Douglas L. Smith of Fostoria, survives.

Miss Smith, a licensed hairdresser for more than 30 years at Marietta's Beauty Salon, also operated the House of DuBre in Fostoria and worked at Sally's Beauty Supplies Store in Findlay.

A 1962 St. Wendelin High School graduate, she graduated in 1963 from beauty school in Cincinnati.

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

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830, which is in charge of arrangements.

 


Sheeley, Vera Theresa
Fostorian's Mother

Vera Theresa Sheeley, 90, 37 W. Davis St., died at 11:06 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2000, in the Autumnwood Care Center.

She was born Dec. 30, 1909, in Seneca County, to Burton A. and Minnie Helen (Smith) Michaels. On June 10, 1939, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, she married Clifford W. Sheeley, who survives in Tiffin.

Other survivors include: a son, Paul Sheeley of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Schaffer of Monroeville; a sister, Sister Mary Judith, OSU of Toledo; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were four brothers, Raymond, Paul, Ralph and Vern Michaels; and a grandson, Kevin Schaffer.

A homemaker, Mrs.Sheeley was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society. She also was a member of the MNI Club.

The Rev. Frank Murd will be the celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will be at 3:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or Community Hospice Care Care of Tiffin.

 


Steinmetz, Cornclia Mary

Fostoria residents' sister

Cornclia Mary "Connie" Steinmetz, 82, of Pemberville Road, Pemberville and formerly of Woodville, died Friday, March 31, 2000, upon arrival at St. Charles emergency room.

She was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Leopoldt, Ind., to William E. and Ellen (Peters) Cassidy. On April 29, 1944, she married Robert E. Steinmetz at St. Wendelin Church.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Dale of Salt Lake City, Utah, John of Woodville; a daughter, Carolyn Knepper of Woodville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Norbert Cassidy of Tiffin, James Cassidy of Fostoria; four sisters, Bernice Holman, Rosalie Holman, Irene Holman, and Marjorie Cassidy, all of Fostoria.

Two brothers, Mathias and Omar Joe, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Steinmetz was a homemaker; head of yard goods department at J.C. Penney Co. at the Woodville Mall retiring in 1983; a member of the St. Michael Church, Gibsonburg, and of the Altar and Rosary Society; and loved sewing, cooking and baking for her family.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Gibsonburg, with burial in the St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Nopper-Veh Funeral Home, 319 W. Madison St., Gibsonburg, where a Catholic Wake Service will be at 8:30 Monday.

Memorials may be made for Masses or donations to St. Michael's Church, E. Madison St., Gibsonburg.


Stearns, Robert E,
Fostoria resident

Robert E. Stearns, 58, of 5049 Eagleville Rd., Fostoria, died at 9:40 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Flower Hospital.

Mr. Stearns was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Fostoria to Clyde E. and Helen S. (Myers) Stearns. He married Lana Lee and they separated.

Survivors include: his wife of Fostoria; his mother of Fostoria; companion, Beverly A. Hallman of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. William (Lori A.) Kentris of Fostoria, Mrs. Donald (Kimberly A.) Galloway of Clyde and Mrs. William (Michelle L.) Bowen of Risingsun; eight grandchildren; two brothers, David L. of Bloomdale and Dale A. of Tiffin; and two sisters, Mrs. Douglas (Donna J.) Siegle and Mrs. James (Barbara A.) Turley, both of Fostoria.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Mr. Stearns was a 1960 graduate of Fostoria High School; president of Precision Carbide Die, Inc. of Bloomdale where he had been involved in tool and die work since 1975; Union United Methodist Church, Fostoria; and Duck's Unlimited.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Pastor Gus Christo-Baker officiating. Burial will be in "Emma Pillars Garden of Memory" of Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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


Sparks, Pauline K.
Fostoria resident

Pauline K. Sparks, 84, formerly of 521 Sandusky St., Fostoria, died at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.

She was born Oct. 8, 1915, to Clarence and Mabel (Amos) Bolen. On June 25, 1941, she married Ernest Sparks in Fostoria and he died in 1972.

Surviving are: two sons, Ernest W. and Robert J., both of Fostoria; two grandchildren; a brother, Edward Garland of Toledo; and a sister, Bernice Houghtaling of Toledo.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Doral and Harold Young; and two sisters, Marian Kimes and Helen Nanteufful.

Mrs. Sparks retired in 1972 after 36 years of service from the Ford Motor Co., now Honeywell. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Fostoria.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Dale E. Neller officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery near Arcadia.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


 

Shaull, Wilbur D.

U.S. Postal Service retiree

Wilbur D. Shaull, 84, 342 Ninth Ave., died at his residence at 3 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000.

He was born March 27, 1916, in Loudon Township, to William D. and Rose S. (Kimmet) Shaull. On July 28, 1938, in St. Wendelin Parish, Fostoria, he married Marguerite G. Snyder, who survives.

Also preceding him in death were a son, William D., and two sisters, Genevieve Yates and Zenith Hiser.

Mr. Shaull, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

Memorial services will be at a later date.


 

Smith, Paul S. F.

Oberlin Processing retiree

Paul S.F. Smith, 39, 1692 W. SR 18, Lot 16, died at 11:22 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

He was born in Tiffin, July 25, 1960, to Jason F. and Geraldine (Heintz) Smith, who survive in Tiffin. His wife, Linda F. (May) Smith, whom he married in 1975, also survives.

Other survivors include: five daughters, Mrs. Shawn (Tammy) Taulbee and Mrs. Dan (Shelly) Bulkowski, both of Tiffin; Kelly, Pam and Jackie Smith, all at home; a son, Jason P. Smith, also at home; five sisters, Sylvia, Lynn and Candy Smith and Mrs. David (Kim) Weaver, all of Tiffin, and Cheryl Smith of Fostoria; a step-brother, Paul David Smith of Fostoria; two step-sisters, Mary Bryant of Tiffin and Sarah Sweet of Florida; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Smith, a member of Moose Lodge 846, retired from Oberlin Processing, where he was employed as manager and truck driver.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, with Deacon Lee A. Brock officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the family.

 


 

Shank, Alonzo J.

General Electric retiree

Alonzo J. Shank, 75, of South Poplar Street, Fostoria, died at 7:44 a.m. Sunday, April 9, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born in Fostoria, May 31, 1924, to James and Emma (Mobley) Shank. On May 2, 1953, in Angola, Ind., he married Iola E. Keckler, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a step-daughter, Margy Remy of Fostoria; four brothers, Richard "Joe" Shank of Atwater, Calif., Raymond "Gabby" Shank of Milwaukee, Wis., Carl and James "Bill" Shank, both of Fostoria; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Nancy Baeder; and four brothers, Wilbert "Red," John, Ray and George Shank.

Mr. Shank, a member of Praise Chapel Church, North Baltimore, retired in 1981 from the General Electric in Tiffin.

The Rev. William McDaniel will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


 

Scharf, Daniel Joseph
U.S. Navy-retired

 
FOSTORIA -- Daniel Joseph Scharf, 65, of 3474 Stuart Road, Fostoria, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Aug. 12, 1934 in Tiffin to Maurice and Helen (Fox) Scharf, and his mother survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include two sons, Army Sgt. Maurice in Texas; and James of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Danette Marie Scharf; and a grandchild.

Mr. Scharf retired in 1995 as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service.

He was a 1952 St. Wendelin High School graduate. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Tiffin University.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, the Life Fleet Reserve Association and DAV.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, where graveside services will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Also, rosary services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Wendelin Church and schools.



Straub, Charles E.
Lifetime area resident

Charles E. Straub, 87, of 4084 SR 100, died at 12:53 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

HE was born Nov. 18, 1912, in Tiffin to Henry and Amelia Molly (Kingshirn) Straub.

He married Madelyn Perrine in Portland, Ind., Sept. 4, 1937. She survives, along with five sons, Edward Straub of Bettsville, Charles Simon-Straub of Toledo, Daniel Straub of Traverse City, Mich., David Straub of Caledonia and James Straub of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Julia) Cahill of Tiffin; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; five brothers, Henry and Lloyd of Tiffin, Robert of Bettsville, Albert of South Carolina, and Clarence of McCutchenville; and six sisters, Florence Creeger of Port Clinton, Helen Randall and Dorothy Lake of Tiffin, Marie Kizer of Bettsville, Rosemary Huff of Fostoria, and Bernice Payne of California.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, William, Paul and Donald.

Mr. Straub was a World War II veteran; a retired carpenter; a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and United Brotherhood Carpenters and Joiners Union.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Monsignor Richard Dunn officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, where the United Veterans Council will conduct a service at 2 p.m.

Visitation will be Monday from noon until the time of the service at the church.

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


 

Smith, Carol A.
Fostoria homemaker

Carol A. Smith, 56, of Liberty Street, Fostoria, died at her residence at 10 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2000.

She was born in Monterville, W.Va., Sept. 23, 1943, to the late Charles E. and Pansy E. (Helmick) Peters. On June 19, 1964, in Brady Gate, W.Va., she married Ernest A. Smith, who survives.

Other survivors include: five brothers, Jim and Harry Peters of Fostoria, Roger Peters of Alvada, Charles Peters of Cleveland and Robert Peters of Balley Head, W.Va.; a half-brother, Johnnie Bennett of Balley Head; and five sisters, Nancy Stein, Sue Eddington and Mary Miller, all of Fostoria, Betty Welch and Cathy Crumm, both of Balley Head.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, William Peters, and three sisters, Dorothy Brown, Velma Fouts and Helda May Peters.

A homemaker, Mrs. Smith was a member of Trinity United Brethren Church, Fostoria.

The Rev. Keith Davis will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.



Tarris, Betty M.
Fostoria homemaker

Betty M. Tarris, 78, formerly of West Center Street, a resident at the Good Shepherd Home, both of Fostoria, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born April 19, 1922, in Fostoria, to Joseph W. and Myrtle (Roushe) Clary. Her husband, Scott O. Tarris, whom she married June 15, 1947, in Fostoria, died in 1980.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. David (Beverly) Lang of Fostoria; and two grandchildren.

A son, Gerald W. Tarris; three brothers, Albert, Eugene and Earl Clary; and two sisters, Ruth Clary and Vauda Hunker, are deceased.

Mrs. Tarris, a homemaker, was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, its United Methodist Women and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, all of Fostoria.

She was a 1940 graduate of Fostoria High School.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Saturday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home,

Fostoria. Interment will be in Knollcrest Cemetery (formerly Memory Gardens) near Arcadia.

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



Stewart, Barbara. E.
Retired Autolite-Ford employee

Barbara E. Stewart, 81, formerly of 195 Wentz St., Tiffin, died at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at Sunrise Assisted Living, where she had lived since September 1999. She was born Aug. 30, 1918 to Leroy and Georgia Frankfather. Her first marriage was to Donald Fouts and her second marriage was to Lester Stewart; both preceded her in death.

Surviving are: a son, Donald L. Fouts of Mebane, N.C.; five daughters, Paula L. Hoffman of Bascom, Carol C. Essex and Linda M. Stick of Fostoria, Judy A. Kauffman of Alvada and Delthia I. Tyson of Fostoria; a brother, George P. Craley of Fostoria; two sisters, Betty Charlotte Rumschlag of Fostoria and Constance J. Shepard of Michigan.; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

A daughter, Peggy E. Fouts; two brothers, John C. and Robert Craley; and a sister, Virginia Maxine Hartley, are deceased.

Mrs. Stewart retired from Autolite-Ford Motor Co. of Fostoria, a member of Union United Church of Christ, and president of Local 535 Retirees.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be at Seneca Memorial Gardens.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Seneca County Cancer Society or Community Hospice.




Stahl, Ralph E
Maritime Seaman/well driller

Ralph E. Stahl, 72, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, at his home at 407 Lonna Drive, Risingsun.

He was born in Sandusky County, Jan. 16, 1928, to Erlin and Lavon (Kissling) Stahl. HIs wife, Carole (Hammer) Stahl, whom he married Nov. 27, 1970, in Monroe, Mich., survives in Risingsun.

Survivors also include: two sons, Ralph E. Stahl II of Tucson, Ariz. and Joseph A. Stahl of Risingsun; two grandchildren; two brothers, Paul E. Stahl of Fostoria and Leighton Lee Stahl of Kansas; and a sister, Dorothy Ridenour of Fostoria.

A Maritime Seaman for more than 41 years, Mr. Stahl also worked as a well driller for 10 years.

He was a member of Canaan Church of God, Kansas: Fostoria Masonic Lodge 288, 32nd Degree Valley of Toledo and the Zenobia Shrine, Toledo.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Pastor Richard Mathner of the First Baptist Church, Bettsville, officiating. Burial will be in Scott-Trinity Cemetery, Risingsun.

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

Memorials may be made to the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, in care of Zenobia emple, 1511 Madison Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43624.



Tate, Robert Sr.
Former Autolite employee
    Robert L. Tate Sr. 57 of Chicago, Ill. formerly of Findlay, Died May 1, 2000 at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
    He was born Jan. 27, 1943 in Findlay to Wilbur and Ada (Holman)Tate Sr.  He married Juanita Hyde Jan. 21, 1963 in Tiffin and they divorced.
    He is survived by two sons.  Robert L Tate Jr. San Francisco, Calif., and Glenford Tate Findlay:  A daughter, Yvonne Tate Findlay; five brothers, Rev. Wilbur Tate Jr. Arizona; Ralph and Lawrence Tate, both of Findlay; John Tate Sr. of Fostoria; and Dr. James Tate, Toledo; a sister Jacqueline Russell, Findlay; and three grandchildren.
    Burial was in Mount Glenwood West Cemetery, Willowsprings, Ill.


 

Schatzinger, Gertrude A.
Former Fostoria homemaker

Gertrude Anna Morehart Scott Schatzinger, 85, a resident of the Gibsonburg Health Care Center, Fremont, for the past three years, died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Memorial Hospital, Fremont, where she had been a patient for about a week.

She was born in Cleveland Oct. 24, 1914, to Edwin C. and Gertrude Anna (Diamond) Wise. She married Robert Morehart, and he is deceased. Her second husband, Elza Scott, and third husband, Arden Schatzinger, also are deceased.

Survivors include: three sons, Charles Morehart of Bucyrus, Samuel Morehart of Findlay and Carl Morehart of Sandusky; five daughters, Pearl Bare of Tiffin, Nancy Shaull of Findlay, Lucy Haugh of Old Town, Fla., Cora Garvin of Kissimmee, Fla., and Ada Louise Rock of Fostoria; 36 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mary Ann Dowdy, and two brothers, Charles Edward "Pete" and William Joseph "Bill" Wise, are deceased.

A homemaker, Mrs. Schatzinger was a member of the Baptist church.

The Rev. Al Wilkes will be the officiant at the 6:30 p.m. service today in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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



Strawman, Elizabeth Charlotte
Area teacher


Elizabeth Charlotte Strawman, 87, of West Ridge Dr., Fostoria, died at 11:20 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000 at Sterling House in Bowling Green. She was born May 14, 1912 in Rising Sun to Willard and Ada (Day) Dalton. On Oct. 14, 1939 she married Charles E. Strawman in Risingsun, he died on July 12, 1987.

She is survived by: a son, Dr. John W. Strawman of Bowling Green; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Velma Rees and Lois Dalton; and two brothers, Rolland and Hubert Dalton.

Mrs. Strawman taught music at Bettsville and Fremont City Schools and later at Lowell Jr. High School in Fostoria for many years. A member of King's Daughters and the Wesley United Methodist Church of Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and an hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 900 Van Buren St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.



Smith, Deb
Area teacher


Deb Smith, 42, of 1004 N. Union St., Fostoria, died at 6:05 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000 in her home. She was born Oct. 22, 1957 to John A. and Elaine (Arheit) Ziegler, both deceased. On Nov. 1, 1980 she married Greg G. Smith in the 1st United Church of Christ, Sandusky, he survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Tyler and Hudson Smith ;and a daughter, Mattie Smith of Fostoria; a sister, Jody Eschenauer of Sandusky; four nieces; three nephews; and many friends.

Mrs. Smith was a kindergarten teacher for 20 years in the Fostoria Community Schools, teaching at Lowell, Longfellow, and most recently at Riley Elementary. She is a 1976 graduate of Perkins High School, Sandusky and a June 1980 graduate of The Ohio State University. She was the 1996-1997 School Certified Employee of the Year in Fostoria Community Schools, she served on the Strategic Planning Committee for St. Wendelin Schools and member of the following: St. Wendelin Catholic Church; Ohio Education Association; OSU Alumni Association; and Disney Magic Kingdom Club.

The Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Mann-Hare Funeral Home of Fostoria.

The family requests that in lieu of cut flowers, perennials be planted in her honor.

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Community Elementary School Library Fund and/or St. Wendelin Elementary School in care of Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, OH. 44830.



Shamp, Kathleen
Fostorian's Sister

RUDOLPH -- Funeral services for Kathleen Shamp, 75, of Rudolph, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Paul Eicher officiating. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery, Rudolph.

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

Mrs. Shamp died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

She was born May 14, 1924 in Cygnet to Merle and Goldie (Brown) Sterling. She married Robert Dean Shamp in 1941, and he died March 16, 2000.

Survivors include a son, Robert M. of North Baltimore; four daughters, Mrs. Dave (Nancy Jane) Hamilton, Cygnet; Caris Thompson, Chandler, Ariz.; and Mrs. Harry (Kathy) Rock and Darlene Shamp, both of North Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Andrew Sterling, Findlay; William Sterling, North Baltimore; and Merle Sterling, Fostoria; a half brother, Richard Sterling, North Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Crispine, Oregon; and Mrs. James (Florence) Wittenmyer, McGuffey; and two half sisters, Mrs. Danny (Wanda) Mills and Merlene Lance, both of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Sterling; and two sisters, Leorabelle Tate and Goldie Donaldson.

Mrs. Shamp was a homemaker. She and her husband were foster parents to 80 Wood County children.

She was a member of Pythian Sisters, North Baltimore; and Mount Herman Church, Cygnet.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Hancock County Division, Fifth Third Bank of Northwest Ohio, P.O. Box 748, Findlay, 45840; or to Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, Memorial Program, 1545 Holland Road, Suite E, Maumee, 43537.


 

Seeley, Martha M.
Fostorian's Mother, Sister

DESHLER -- Funeral services for Martha M. Seeley, 78, of 118 1/2 Main St., Deshler, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Loomis-Hanneman Funeral Home, Weston, the Rev. Christopher Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Seeley died Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Heartland of Perrysburg.

She was born Sept. 27, 1921 in Haskins to Levi and Alice Maude (Hanna) Mills. She married Clifton William Seeley on April 25, 1943 in Dublin, Ohio, and he died Dec. 10, 1980.

Surviving are a son, Clifford W. of Fostoria; three grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Katherine "Kate" Ireland, Fostoria; Dorothy James, Bowling Green; and Laura Mae Mills, Columbus; a brother, Floyd Gilbert, in Georgia; three stepsisters Margaret Johnson, Bowling Green; Flossie Myers, Genoa; and Gladys Coppler, North Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by a dughter, Carol Diane Seeley; two sons, James Raymond and Charles Sr.; and three brothers, Howard O., Arthur R. and Walter R. Mills.

Mrs. Seeley was a homemaker. She also was an active auxiliary police officer in Fostoria, retiring in 1990, and had been the manager of an apartment complex in Weston.

She was an active member of the SonLite Christian Church, Weston, and had helped with the cleaning and maintenence of the church.


Saunders, James E.
Ohio Power Co. retiree

James E. Saunders, 73, of 1434 Joseph Road, Fostoria, formerly of Gallipolis, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2000, in the Winebrenner Village, Findlay.

He was born March 16, 1927, in Springfield, to Connie S. and Bertha Bernice (Young) Saunders. On Nov. 5, 1949, in Columbus, he married Dora M. Humbert, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: three sons, J. Scott Saunders of Fostoria, William R. "Wilbur" Saunders of Great Bend, Kan. and John C. Saunders of Westerville; a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Ginger) Williams of Findlay; four brothers, Bill, Robert, Jack and Roger Saunders, all of Gallipolis; a sister, May Belle Parsely of Columbus; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a brother, Connie Saunders Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Lou Brannon and Norma Jean Dailey.

Mr. Saunders, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, was employed as a transmission construction representative, Senior.Class for Ohio Power (now AEP) in Fostoria and Zanesville, retiring in April 1989, after 40 years of service.

A U.S. Army veteran, having served 1944-47 in the Philippines during World War II, he also was a member of American Legion Post 73, VFW Post 421 and the United Sportsmen Club, all of Fostoria.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday; in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice Care or the American Cancer Society.


Michael P. Stahl
Former Fostoria resident

Michael P. Stahl, 34, formerly of 841 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.

He was born Aug. 17, 1965, in Tiffin to Paul E. and Janice (Waaland) Stahl, who survive in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: a twin brother, Mitchael P. Stahl of Risingsun; two sisters, Denise Cook and Sheryl Stahl of Fostoria; four nieces; and four nephews.

Mr. Stahl was a 1983 graduate of Fostoria High School; served in the U.S. Navy on USS Dale CG19; was manager of Shoney's Motel and Restaurant in Atlanta, Ga.; and was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church, Fostoria.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Pastor Donald R. Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, and Horace King will officiate the committal service.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

 


Sharninghouse, Donald E.
Fostorian's Brother

Funeral services for Donald Edward Sharninghouse, 73, of 323 Mona Lane, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, the Rev. Rick Broughton officiating. Burial will be in Bechtel Cemetery, Van Buren.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sharninghouse died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born Jan. 1, 1927 in Hancock County to Ora H. and Myrtle I. (Barringer) Sharninghouse. He married Frances Batdorff on Jan. 21, 1950, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah Sharninghouse Murray, Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Dennis Z. of North Baltimore; David H. of Findlay; Darren E. of Kettering; six grandchildren; a brother, Ray of Findlay; and two sisters, Mrs. Hernon (Jean) Eblin, Fostoria; and Mrs. Donald (Joan) Stough, Findlay.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dirk; and four brothers, Charles W., Earl G., Ora H. Jr. and Wade E.

Mr. Sharninghouse retired in 1988 from Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., where he worked 39 years in truck tire building, bladder curing and other areas.

He was a member of Central Church of Christ and the AMVETS. He was a former officer and vice president of United Rubber Workers Local 207. He was the first president of the Millstream Area Credit Union.

He was a 1944 graduate of Liberty High School.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 425 Frazer St., Findlay.



Seem, Dorothy
Fostoria resident

Dorothy Seem, 78, of 246 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 9, 1922, to Russell Edward and Lillian Anita (Williams) Placke. On March 26, 1976, she married Donald Seem. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, James Edward Campbell of Shadyhook, Ky.; three stepsons, Randy Seem of Georgia, Donald Seem Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., and Tom Seem of Forest; a daughter, Norma Jean Wick of Botkins; five stepdaughters, Vickie Walker of Alabama, Sandra Farmer and Belinda Romig of Georgia, Robin Royster of Michigan and Cathy Feller of Findlay; 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry E. Placke, and a sister, Helen M. Dietrich.

Mrs. Seem was a 1940 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, attended Findlay College and was a member of Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine. She worked as a therapist in nursing homes.

The funeral will be private. Burial will be at Glen Haven Cemetery, New Carlisle.

The Mann-Hare Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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



Spearman, John P.
Fostorians Father

ARLINGTON -- Funeral services for John P. Spearman, 65, of County Road 31, Arlington, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington, the Revs. Brian R. Bolton and Steven E. Umphress officiating. Burial will be in Dunkirk Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A Masonic service, open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Spearman died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle-pickup truck accident on County Road 31.

He was born May 13, 1935 in Dunkirk to Mervin and Grace (Meek) Spearman, and his mother survives in Findlay. He married Shirley (Chain) Butler, and they divorced. He then married Barbara A. Hoying on Aug. 6, 1976, and she survives.

Other survivors include a son, James M. of Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Christina G.) Schlachter and Beth A. Spearman, both of Findlay; Mrs. Gary (Edie U.) Powers, Fostoria; five grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Huntington, Findlay.

Mr. Spearman worked at the Land O Lakes plant in Arlington. He was a retired track driver for Signal Delivery and United Trucking Service, both in Findlay.

He was a member of Findlay Lodge 227 F&AM; Findlay Commandery 49, Knights Templar; Findlay Chapter 58, Royal Arch Masons; Findlay Council 50, Royal and Select Masons; Hancock County Scottish & York Rite Association; Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo; Findlay Chapter 23, Order of the Eastern Star; Zenobia Temple, Toledo; Findlay Shrine Club; and Findlay Masonic Temple Association.

He also was a state representative, and former regional director, for Retreads International Motorcycle Club. He was a retired member of Teamster Local 20, Toledo; and a member of American Motorcyclist Association; and Postmaster Auxiliary, Ohio Branch.

He was a 1953 Van Buren High School graduate.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Transportation Roadrunners Fund, Toledo; to Lupus Foundation of America, NW Ohio Chapter, 1710 Manor Hill Drive, Findlay; to American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, Pickerington; or to NLPM Ohio Branch Scholarship Fund, in care of Postmaster, P.O. Box 9998, Cairo 45827. 


Stokes, William H.
Fostoria resident


William Hogan Stokes, 81, of West Ridge Drive, Fostoria, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Trenton, N.J., to William Hale and Ellen (Hogan) Stokes. He married Marie C. Schmitt on May 8, 1943, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Trenton, N.J.

Survivors include: his wife of Fostoria; two sons, William H. Stokes of Avon and Rick Stokes of Bowling Green; four daughters, Marie Hama of North Olmsted, Mrs. Dexter (Eileen) Wilson of Hilliard, Mrs. Donald (Carol) Pahl of Carey; Mrs. Jerry (Joan) Nelson of Fostoria; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Hornyak of Morrisville, Pa., and Eleanor Dunn of Hopewell, N.J.

Preceding him in death were three brothers and a sister.

Mr. Stokes was a 1937 graduate of Morrisville High School, Pa; a 1956 graduate of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. earning a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering; a U.S. Army Air Corp.; a World War II veteran serving as First Lieutenant in the European Theater; one of few in Seneca County who received the Liberty Medal from the French Ministry of Defense awarded on June 10, 1998; retired in 1968 as a mechanical engineer from US Steel, Cleveland; employed by Seneca Wire and Manufacturing, Fostoria, until his retirement in 1990; a member of the St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria Rotary Club, Elks Lodge #935, Fostoria, Wire Association International, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and a former member of Hilltop Club, Fostoria.

Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday with the Mass of Christian burial following at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery where military graveside honors will be conferred by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with a Christian wake service at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Auxiliary or St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.


Smith, Thomas R.
Fostoria resident

Thomas R. Smith, 47, of 947 N. Susan Drive, Fostoria, died at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2000, in St. Catherines Care Center, Findlay.

He was born Oct. 17, 1952, in Fostoria to Fred Darwin and Lucille Freda (Brose) Smith. They survive in Fostoria. He married Nancy Cramer and they were divorced.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Chad (Amber M.) Haller, and Mrs. Jason (Alysha R.) Clauss, both of Tiffin; two granddaughters; two brothers, Frederick W. and Donald E., both of Fostoria; three sisters, Paula L. Moehling and Mrs. Stephen (Christina M.) Zoeller of New Riegel, and Mrs. Ronald (Jean I.) Tiell of Fostoria; and paternal grandmother, Louisa B. Wyatt of Jacksonville, Ill.

He was a 1971 graduate of St. Wendelin High School; a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam War; a "setup man" for Continental Hose, Upper Sandusky; a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Seneca County Pheasants Forever.

The rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. today at the St. Wendelin Church followed by the Christian burial Mass at 1 p.m. There will be military graveside honors by United Veterans of Fostoria in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin church and schools.


Shumaker, Darlene E.
Tropical Haven co-owner

Darlene E. Shumaker, 59, of 4322 SR 67, Sycamore, died at 2:55 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

She was born Oct. 19, 1940, in Lucas County, to the late Ralph and Mayme (Bartlett) Bordner. On Aug. 13, 1977, in Findlay, she married Gary L.Shumaker, who survives.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Doug (Barb) DeTray of Tiffin, Mrs. Terry (Brenda) Shuff of Sycamore and Mrs. Charles (Betty) Feasel of Fostoria; two sons, Donald Romig of Tiffin and David Romig of Upper Sandusky; three brothers and a sister; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Bonnie Romig, and four brothers also are deceased.

Mrs. Shumaker, the co-owner/operator of Tropical Haven in Tiffin, also worked as a bartender and bar manager at Gaietto Tavern in Sycamore and as a nurse's aide. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

The Rev. Kelly Brown will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Tuesday service in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care.


Swinehart, James F.
Retired owner of J&F Swinehart Co.

James F. Swinehart, 65, of North Union St., Fostoria, died at 2:34 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Hospice of North West Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Van Bureno to Thomas and Ruth (Brickel) Swinehart. They are deceased. On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Sylvia A. Sylvester. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Lori Huffman of Fostoria and Mrs. Jamie Northrup of Gibsonburg, a brother, William of Lima; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were: a son, Joel Eric Swinehart; a grandchild, Amy Ellington; two brothers, T. Harold and George Swinehart; and a sister, R. Maxine Pressler.

Mr. Swinehart was a 1953 graduate of Fostoria High School. He retired in 1995 as owner and operator of J.F. Swinehart Co. in Fostoria. He had been employed at Fostoria Industries and Chrysler Corp. He was a member of: Grace United Church of Christ; Fostoria Eagles Club; Fostoria United Sportsman's Club and Ducks Unlimited; and was a local sprint car racing fan.

The Rev. Lucinda Hunter will officiate the 1 p.m. Saturday service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 36000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.


Seifert, Charlotte Rose
Registered nurse

Charlotte Rose Seifert, 62, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2000, at her home at 2800 W. CR 6.

She was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Seneca County, to the late F.L. and Esther (Hohman) Amlin. On Oct. 3, 1959, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin, she married Robert Seifert, who survives.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Elizabeth Ann) Gibson of Columbus; two sons, Joseph Robert Seifert of Carey and Daniel D. Seifert of Lima; five brothers, Eugene Amlin of Municie, Ind., Wayne Amlin of Tiffin, Robert Amlin of Fostoria, John Amlin of Sycamore, James Amlin, address unknown and George Amlin of West Chester, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Seifert, a registered nurse, worked in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin's Obstetrics Department for 34 years.

She helped develop and taught childbirth classes for 15 years and was presently working in the Seneca/Wyandot County Prenatal Clinics.

A 1956 graduate of Calvert High School and a 1959 graduate of St. Rita's School of Nursing, Lima, she also was a certified childbirth educator and lactating consultant.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown and the Professional Nurses Club.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, with the Rev. Conrad Sutter as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Monday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Fund, Community Hospice Care or a charity of the donor's choice.


Sheibley, Violet M.
Fostoria homemaker

Violet M. Sheibley, 92, of Kennedy Lane, Fostoria, died at 9:44 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Toledo Hospital.

Mrs. Sheibley was born Aug. 15, 1908, in Fostoria to Frederick and Alice (Miller) Stoudinger. She married Gerald A. Sheibley June 30, 1934, in Fostoria and he died Jan. 17, 1991.

Survivors include: a son, Dean Sheibley of Sandusky; two daughters, Carol A. Sheibley of Gowanda, N.Y., and Jeannine E. Sheibley of Fostoria; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, William Stoudinger, and a sister, Winifred Adler.

She was a 1926 graduate of Fostoria High School, a homemaker, a member of the St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, past president and Board of Trustee of the Fostoria Woman's Club, past member of the Daughters of Isabella and Circle of Mercy, Catawba Orchard Beach Association. She was an avid bridge player, being a member of several clubs, and loved animals.

Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Ricker officiating. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Guardian Angel Fund, c/o St. Joseph Elementary School, East Main Street, Gowanda, N.Y. 14070 or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Schetter, Donna L.

Donna L. Schetter, 74, of 700 Hawthorne Road, Findlay, died at 3:21 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Fostoria to Charles C. and Bertha (Upher) Deiter. She married Paul M. Schetter on Jan. 22, 1949, in Fostoria, and he survives.

Survivors also include three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Debra S.) Young, Findlay; Betty Ann Schetter, Fostoria; and Mrs. John (Penny) Seiler, North Baltimore; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two sisters, Hazel Clagg and Dorothy Conine, both of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edison "Pete," Robert and Milburn "Red" Deiter; and three sisters, Helen Emerine, Tina Kelbley and Deana Mosier.

Mrs. Schetter was a homemaker and bookkeeper for Sears in Fostoria.

She had attended College First Church of God.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Larry G. White officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery, Wayne.

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

Memorials may be made to Creighton Dialysis Center, 145 W. Wallace St., Findlay.


Schreiner, Ralph J.
Former Ralph's Shoes owner/operator

Ralph J. Schreiner, 88, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at his home at 915A Tucker Lane, Fremont.

He was born Nov. 30, 1911, in Republic, to Anthony and Mary (Dendinger) Schreiner. He first married Helen Miller in 1939, and she died in 1973. He later married Eugenia "Jean" Schuck Bierly in 1974, and she survives in Fremont.

Survivors also include: a step-son, Gary Bierly of Elyria; a step-daughter, Kathleen Brooks of Fremont; five step-grandchildren and 23 step-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Schreiner, the former owner/operator of Ralph's Shoes in Tiffin and Fostoria, was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Community Church, the Elks and Moose.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars, Philippines Liberation Good Conduct Ribbon and Victory Medal.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Ann Catholic Community Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Tiffin.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, Fremont, where Elks services will be at 7 p.m.

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


Saldausky Dorothea L.
Fostoria homemaker

Dorothea L. Saldausky, 82, of West Jackson St., Fostoria, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. She was born Oct. 8, 1917, to Ray and Josephine (Binderbasin) Duncan. She married Walter Saldausky in 1948 in Fostoria. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Dennis Saldausky of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Monasmith of Alpena, Mich., and Linda Scott of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, John and Otto Milligan, and a sister, Agnes Milligan.

Mrs. Saldausky was a 1935 graduate of Fostoria High School, a homemaker and was formerly employed as a salesperson at Buckeye Mart in Fostoria.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 6-8 tonight, at the funeral home.

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


Spires, Clair
Fostoria Distribution Co. retiree

Clair Spires, 80, of TR 108, Fostoria, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Gallia County, Ohio, to Lewis and Pansy (Walch) Spires. On Jan. 16, 1947, in Fostoria, he married Ruth M. Stahl. She survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two sons, David and Douglas Spires, both of Fostoria; two daughters, Pat Harris and Mrs. Dennis (Amy) Waltermyer, both of Fostoria; a brother, Ted Spires of Defiance; five sisters, Dorothy Underwood and Millie Heinze, both of Fostoria, Marie Power of Huntington, W.Va., Virginia Addlesburger of Gallapolis and Hilda French of McConnelsville; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Five brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, Emerson, Chester and Stanley Spires; and two sisters, Marjorie Gardner and Francis Price, also are deceased.

Mr. Spires, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1986 from Fostoria Distribution Co., where he was a forklift operator. Prior to that he was employed at Fostoria Chrysler, Burstead and the Superette, all of Fostoria, and the Toledo Jeep plant.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia, where military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the Joint Veterans Groups of Fostoria.

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

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


Shellhouse, Donald K.
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Donald K. Shellhouse, 80, 13 Marlyn St., died at 2:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in the Autumnwood Care Center.

He was born July 20, 1920, in Sycamore, Wyandot County, to Claire and Margaret (Deleplane) Shellhouse. His wife, Frances M. (Heyman) Shellhouse, whom he married June 1, 1941, in the First Lutheran Church, Tiffin, preceded him in death June 6, 1996.

Survivors include: a son, David L. Shellhouse of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Barbara) Mizen Jr. and Lori Zerman, both of Tiffin; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Donna; two sons, Donald and Thomas; two brothers, Gilbert and Kenneth; and two infant grandchildren, also are deceased.

Mr. Shellhouse, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, having served as a supply sergeant 1942-45, retired in 1979 from the Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria, after 17 years as a lathe operator. He also worked for the B & O Railroad for 26 years as a ticket agent.

Foundly referred to by friends and family as "Seneca Slim" he was a faithful Cleveland Indians fan.

He was a member of Eagles 402, Tiffin VFW 2858 and the Military Order of Cooties, where he was a life member and past commander. He also served as a Deputy at Sandusky Veterans Home for several years.

An avid hunter, fisherman and pool player, he also was a member of the Amateur Pool Association, having won numerous awards and trophys including the 'Gentleman Pool Player of the Year.'

Graveside services took place Tuesday in Seneca Memory Gardens, where military graveside services were conducted by the United Veterans Council. The Rev. Larry Wagner officiated

There was no visitation. The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Home Care, Autumnwood Care Center or a charity of the donor's choice.


Stansbery, Guy W.
Area residents' father

Guy W. Stansbery, 82, of Wyandot County Home and formerly of CR 96, Upper Sandusky, died at 11:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in the Wyandot County Home.

Mr. Stansbery was born April 7, 1918, in Mifflin Twp., Wyandot County, to Joseph A. and Blanche (Zellers) Stansbery. He married M. Lucille Pryor on May 28, 1938, in Upper Sandusky, and she died May 4, 1987.

Survivors include: six sons, Sammy of Lima, Roger of Crosby, Texas, Tim of Upper Sandusky, Norman of Fostoria, Paul of Marseilles and Gary of Portage; five daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Peggy) Raymond and Mrs. Ed (Alice) McCarthy both of Upper Sandusky, Vildren "Rose" Feltis of Bonita Springs, Fla., Mrs. Gary (Diane) Gregory of Tiffin and Mrs. Rick (Paulette) Mowery of Fostoria; 31 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were: a son, Phil; a daughter, Vickie; a brother, Ralph; and six sisters, Ivy, Goldie, Mabel, Buelah, Mae and Maleta.

He was a Sea-Bee in the U.S. Navy having served in World War II; a farmer; worked for Marion Power Shovel for 18 years; then he worked for Eaton in Marion for 25 years, retiring in 1980; enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, playing euchre and enjoyed walking through Kildeer and watching the wildlife.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lucas Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Timothy Compton officiating. Burial will be in Stansbery Cemetery of Mifflin Twp. where military graveside rites will be conducted by various veterans organizations

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County and/or to the Wyandot County Home..


Tucker, Deborah K.
Fostoria resident

Deborah K. Tucker, 48, of 661 Broadway St., Fostoria, died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

She was born Sept. 10, 1952, in Fostoria, to John A. and Agnes (Slaughter) Martin. Her father survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Raina Tucker of Toledo and Vernita Tucker of Fostoria; four brothers, Larry, Garry and Edward Martin, all of Fostoria and Johnny "Bro" Martin of Cleveland; and four grandchildren.

Her mother preceded her in death.

Mrs. Tucker was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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


Simon, William

Fostorian's Father

NORTH BALTIMORE -- Funeral services for William T. Simon, 56, of 930 E. Broadway, North Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Jon Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

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

Mr. Simon died at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born Jan. 17, 1944, in Findlay to Leo E. and Mary Zoe (Copus) Simon. His mother survives in Findlay.

Survivors also include a son, Darrin of Fostoria; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. David (Sandra) Marion, Redmond, Wash.; and Mrs. Fred (Pat) Arnold, Findlay.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Duane.

Mr. Simon was a retired truck driver.

He was a member of Praise Chapel, North Baltimore.

Memorials may be made to the church, 500 W. Broadway, North Baltimore, OH 45872; or to Special Olympics, in care of Blanchard Valley School, 1700 E. Sandusky St., Findlay, OH 45840.



Shock, Rita Marie
Fostorian's Sister
 
Rita Marie Shock, 55, of 1701 E. CR 51, Old Fort, died at 5:53 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in the Emergency Room of Memorial Hospital, Fremont.

She was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Tiffin, to Donald and Madeline (Berlin) Dull. Her father survives in Tiffin. In 1966, she married Robert Shock and they later divorced. He survives in Tiffin.

Survivors also include: two sons, Joe Shock of Old Fort and Tim Shock of Fort Seneca; a daughter, Gloria Jean Shock of Old Fort; four brothers, Robert Dull of Fort Seneca, Ronald and Donald Jr. Dull, both of Republic, and John W. Dull of Tiffin; eight sisters, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Bour, Rose Sendelbach, Phyllis Capucini, Patricia Dull, Faye Iannantuono and Betsy Combs, all of Tiffin; Mrs. Richard (Sandy) Sendelbach of Bascom and Karen West of Fostoria; and three grandchildren. Her mother and a brother, Darryl Dull, also are deceased.

Mrs. Shock, a 1963 graduate of Columbian High School, was employed as a bus driver for Old Fort Schools.

She was a member of Old Fort United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose, Green Springs American Legion Auxiliary and the Old Fort Flames, of which she was a lifetime member.

The Rev. Jerry Wiles will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Wednesday service in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Rita Shock Memorial Fund, in care of the family or the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883.


Steinhauser, Flavius B.
Ford-Autolite retiree

Flavius Boniface Steinhauser, 83, formerly of 109 Cherry St., died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in the Autumnwood Care Center.

He was born Sept. 5, 1917, in New Riegel, to Joseph and Philomena (Huss) Steinhauser. On June 21, 1941, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, he married Irene Marie Smith, who survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Mary Ann) Lutes-Walton of Alvada and Mrs. Darl (Jane) Elchert of Tiffin; a sister, Blandina McCarthy of Toledo; five grandchildren, a step-grandchild, six great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.

Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Paul, Clarence, Norbert and Ralph Steinhauser; and three sisters, Thekla Elchert, Louise Juenemann and Marcella Alt.

A 1935 graduate of New Riegel High School, Mr. Steinhauser retired after 31 years of employment as a machine operator at Ford-Autolite in Fostoria.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the United Auto Workers.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frank Murd as celebrant. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the Mass Thursday at the church. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, New Riegel.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 3:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church, School of Opportunity or Seneca County Dialysis Center.


Seel, Bernard M.
Retired Seneca Wire supervisor

Bernard M. Seel, 79, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at his home on Elwood Avenue, Fostoria.

He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Henry County, to Monroe and Ethel (Rose) Seel. He first married Joan Powell in 1942. They were divorced. He married Helen "Joyce" Stoner April 6, 1974, in Monroe, Mich. She survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two sons, Bernard "Kris" Seel Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Douglas Seel of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Gloria) Peluso and Mrs. Kyle (Cheryl) Young, both of Fostoria; a stepson, David Stoner of Stryker; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Steve (Deb) Holman of Fostoria and Cathy Stoner of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, David and Herman Seel, both of Kissimmee, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Norman, Vernon and Harold Seel, and a grandson.

Mr. Seel, a 1940 graduate of Arcadia High School, retired in 1986 as a supervisor from the Seneca Wire in Fostoria, where he had been employed for 39 years.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, he was a member of VFW Post 421 and American Legion Post 73, both of Fostoria.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will conduct the 10 a.m. Saturday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.


Starkey, Floyd K.
Retired appraiser/truckdriver

Floyd K. Starkey, 74, of 44 S. Marion St., Bloomville, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 18, 2000, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

He was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Bloomville, to Verdon and Lucille (Factor) Starkey. On Oct. 8, 1948, he married Carol Ballfinch, who survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, James A. and Terry L. Starkey, both of Tiffin and Jack E. of Bloomville; a daughter, Mrs. William (Kristy R.) Cochran of Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie De Monte of Fort Seneca; a brother, Richard Olds of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Reva Ann; and a granddaughter, Amy Lynn Cochran.

Mr. Starkey, a member of Hopewell Church of God, rural Bascom, worked for many years as a truck driver and as an appraiser for Appraiser Research Corp. in Findlay, retiring in 1988.

A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he also was a member and past commander of Caulfield American Legion Post 434, Bloomville and Tiffin AmVets.

A 1944 graduate of Bloomville High School, he also served as a bus driver for S.C.A.T.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with the Rev. Randy Callaway officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville, where military graveside services will be conducted by Caulfield American Legion Post 434.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund, S.C.A.T. or the American Cancer Society.


Schneider, Karen Sue
Homemaker/caregiver

Karen Sue Schneider, 49, died at 4:35 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at her home at 8090 W. CR 18, Fostoria.

She was born Sept. 11, 1951, in Tiffin, to the late Paul H. and Helen Marie (Puckett) Fletcher. On April 18, 1970, she married Allen Schneider. They were later divorced.

Survivors include her step-mother, Jo Ann M. Fletcher of Carey; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Kristina Helen) Shoemaker of Bloomdale and Jennifer Mae Schneider of Tiffin; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Connie) Niederkohr of Carey, Mrs. Ken (Shirley) Boes of Fostoria, Mrs. Brad (Teresa) McCormack of Leesville, S.C. and Gloria Luman, also of Fostoria; a step-sister, Mrs. David (Patricia) Underwood of Upper Sandusky; and three brothers, Paul R. and David Fletcher, both of Carey and Stephen Fletcher of Sycamore.

A member of the Protestant Faith, Mrs. Schneider was a homemaker and worked as a caregiver.

She attended Carey High School and graduated from Stautzenberger College with an associate degree in accounting.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Pentecostal Church of God, Carey, with the Rev. Brent McMasters and the Rev. Robert Turner co-officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Karen Schneider Fund, in care of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey 43316-1169, who are in charge of arrangements.


Shaull, Paul T.
Lima Tank Plant retiree

Paul T. Shaull, 61, of 912 N. SR 587, Fostoria, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Seneca County, to the late Thomas C. and Edna K. (Kimmet) Shaull.

Surviving are two sons, Todd J. Shaull of Columbus and Nicholas J. Shaull of Fostoria; two daughters, Susan C. Cowlishaw of Charleston, S.C. and Kelly A. Shaull of Van Buren; a grandson; two brothers, Andrew Shaull of Alvada and John Shaull of Fostoria; and three sisters, Margaret Shaull and Louise Noel, both of Fostoria and Dolores Williams of Ravenna.

A sister, Mary Riehlmann, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Shaull, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, retired in 1986 from General Dynamics Lima Tank Plant.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Stykemain, Emaline
Toledo Autolite retiree

Emaline Stykemain, 94, formerly of Stickney Avenue, Toledo, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born Dec. 8, 1905, in Henry County, to William and Almeda (Holmes) Stykemain.

Surviving are a sister, Erma Eggers of Napoleon and nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Fillhart, Alta Waltermeyer, Vera Louise Lee and Fernelia Copeland; and two brothers, Ortez and Robert Stykemain.

Miss Stykemain, a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, downtown Toledo and the North End Prayer Group, Toledo, retired in 1962 from Autolite, also of Toledo.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Catholic Church or St. Joseph's Church, Toledo.


Tiell, Paul F. Sr.
Retired painter

Paul F. Tiell Sr., 77, formerly of Tomb Street, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in St. Francis Health Care Centre, Green Springs.

He was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Fostoria, to Richard and Anna (Calmes) Tiell. His wife, Margaret (Monaco) Tiell, whom he married Feb. 23, 1952, in Tiffin, died Feb. 18, 1983.

Surviving are two sons, Paul and Dennis Tiell, both of Tiffin; a daughter, Maryanne Gillispie of Tiffin; two brothers, Carl Tiell of Findlay and John Tiell of Fremont; five sisters, Mary Lou Betz and Donna Sikora, both of Tiffin, Mrs. John (Betty) Gilliland of Fostoria, Mrs. Ivan (Patricia) Laughl of Akron and Mrs. James (Norma Jean) Sherer of Texas; and three grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a brother, Larry Tiell; and a granddaughter.

Mr. Tiell, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1989 as a painter for M J Brown, where he had been employed for 50 years.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Painters Local 788.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frank A. Murd as celebrant. The rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Health Care Centre, Green Springs or the American Cancer Society.


St. John, Myrtle R.
Fostoria homemaker

Myrtle R. St. John, 95, 1521 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born July 11, 1905, in Toledo, to James and Clara (Bisonette) Flynn. Her husband, George E. St. John, whom she married Oct. 20, 1920, in Port Clinton, died April 12, 1985.

Survivors include: a daughter, Joellen Youster of Fostoria; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, June Ohm of Arlington and Lillian Witter of Los Angeles, Calif.

She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Isabelle Neatfeld and Dolores Hart; a grandson, Tim VanCourt; and a granddaughter, Susan Albrecht.

A homemaker, Mrs. St. John was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in LaCarne Cemetery, LaCarne, Ohio.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at 10:30 Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.


Stoner, Ione
Fostoria resident


Ione Stoner, 92, of Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, and formerly of West Millgrove, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, in the home.

She was born July 12, 1908, in Perry Twp., Wood County, to Richard and Oliver (Breneman) Ketcham; and married Ralph Stoner May 28, 1927, and he died in August of 1948.

Survivors include: two sons, Richard E. Stoner of Fostoria and James H. Stoner of Mt. Dora, Fla.; a daughter, Margery May Stoner of Fostoria; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ellis (Grace) Gooch of Phoenix, Ariz.

A son and a brother, George A. Ketcham are also deceased.

Mrs. Stoner was a 1927 Fostoria High School graduate; a homemaker; retired from the Fostoria Ford Motor Co.; member of the West Millgrove Congregational Church and attended First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Pastor Edson Reed officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

 


Thomas, James E. II
Retired electrician

James E. Thomas II, 47, of 7947 W. CR 38, Fostoria, died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Thomas was born Sept. 16, 1953, in Tiffin to James and Carol (King) Thomas. He married Barbara J. Cook Feb. 24, 1973, in Bascom and she survives.

Other survivors include: his father who resides in Washington; a son, James E. Thomas III of Fostoria; two daughters, Jaime N. Thomas of Bascom and Mrs. Bill (Heather L.) Deuble of Fostoria; five grandchildren; a brother, John of Tiffin; and a sister, Becky of Scranton, Pa.

His mother and a sister, Kathy, are deceased.

He was a Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate; served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era; obtained associate electronics and robotics degrees from Terra Tech; retired electrician at the Fostoria Atlas Crankshaft and was serving his apprenticeship for a journeymen's card.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sandridge Cemetery, Bascom, with the Rev. Allen Minton officiating and military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans Council.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.

The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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