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Uballe, Natividad

VanCuren, Thomas C.  

Vanderhoff, Dorothy

Vanaman, John A.

Vance, Chester

VanTassel, Richard D.

Vitt, Elizabeth W. "Betty"

Vitte, James L.

Wagner, Cleo M.

Wagner, Darlene, A.

Wagoner, Ersie F.

Waltermyer, Micheal A.

Walter, Eileen M.

Walters, Nellie I.

Wank, Florance L.

Weaver, Ralph H. "Bud"

Weaver, Raynond J. "Ray"

Wells, Dessie M.

Wendt, Esther M.

Wenzke, James M.

West, Cooper

West, Gladys

Wickman, Clyde E.

Wilcox, Nicole

Wilhelm, Raymond J.

Wiseman, Harold D.

Woessner, Jack

Wohlgamuth, Arthur Dean

Wolph, George Robert

Wonderly, Michael T.

Wood, Joanne

Wright, Clyde L. "Red"

Wright, Myrtle A.

Wyant, Richard E.

Ysasi, Ofelia

Yockey, James

Young,  Cecil R.

Young, Jason L.

Zimmerman, Reed M.


Thomas C. VanCuren
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Thomas C. VanCuren, 60, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at his home at 427 Autumnwood Drive.

He was born July 22, 1939, in Tiffin, to the late William C. and Helen T. (Ziegman) VanCuren. His wife, Emily (Renninger) VanCuren, whom he married Oct. 15, 1994, in Akron, survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Kristin VanCuren of Toledo and Karin VanCuren of Akron; two stepdaughters, Judy Mounts of Port Orange, Fla., and Jennie Nowak of Winter Park, Fla.; a stepson, Lee Davenport of Perrysburg; and five grandchildren.

A sister, Charlotte Riester, is deceased.

Mr. VanCuren retired in 1998 as an inspector from the Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria. He also worked as maintenance supervisor for Gilchrist Molding (Rubbermaid), retiring in 1999.

A U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Spieger Grove (LSD 32), he had been involved in the invasion of Beirut, Lebanon.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Tiffin Moose Lodge 846.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Frank A. Murd will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Calvert High School, Community Hospice Care or the donor's choice.

 


Zimmerman, Reed M.
Clothing company retailer

M. Reed Zimmerman, 85, of 501 Short Elm St., Fostoria, died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Independence House, Fostoria.

He was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Jackson Township, to Mervin and Ida (Bonawit) Zimmerman. His wife, Betty Gene (Neiman) Zimmerman, whom he married June 30, 1940, in Fostoria, survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Sharon Fay Zimmerman of Columbus and Joan Hoye of Columbia, Md.

Mr. Zimmerman, who enjoyed traveling, picture framing and gardening, had been employed as a retailer for the Mose Lamfrom Clothing Co. in Fostoria for 26 years, owning the business 1955 until his retirement in 1973.

He also worked as an accountant for General Electric 1939-47 in Schenectady, N.Y.

He was a former member of the Fostoria Kiwanis Club, where he served as president in 1952 and secretary in 1962.

A 1932 graduate of Fostoria High School, where he served as class officer, he was active in Boy Scouts and was a committee member of the Seneca District of the Put-Han-Sen Council.

He received his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1939 from the Ohio State University College of Commerce. While at OSU he was president of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Commerce Honors Fraternity, president of the Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity, Commerce Council president, president of Beta Eta Sigma National Freshman Scholastic Honors Fraternity, Scarlet and Gray treasurer, sophomore class president and member of the Student Senate, Buckeye Club and the Freshmen Tennis Team.

His body has been donated to science.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 


Walters, Nellie I.

TIFFIN -- Graveside services for Nellie Irene Walters, 90, of Huss Street, Tiffin, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Knollcrest Cemetery, formerly Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Walters died at 10:51 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000 at Tiffin Mercy Hospital.

She was born May 10, 1909 in Upper Sandusky to Phillip and Cora (Vent) Dome. She married Frank Brewer and they divorced. She then married Raymond Walters on July 13, 1958 in Tiffin and he died in June of 1983.

She is survived by two sons, Clayton E. and Kenneth D. Brewer, both of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. John (Shirley) McLaughlin, Fostoria; and Sylvia McDaniels, Carey; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Agnes Cornish, Toledo.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Paul Dome; and two sisters, Edith Crist and Orva Burley.

Mrs. Walters retired in 1971 after working 21 years as press operator and custodian for Sterling Grinding Wheel & ITT.

She was a 1928 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

 


Wright, Myrtle A.
Fostoria resident

FOSTORIA -- Myrtle A. Wright, 66, of 568 Bulger Ave., Fostoria, died at 9:21 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Sept. 13, 1933, in Lewisburg, Pa., to Grant and Mary A. (Bennett) Arnold. She married Howard R. Wright in Watsontown, Pa., and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Grant W. Reynolds, Findlay; Scott W. Booth, North Baltimore; six grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Arnold, Watsontown, Pa.; Grant Arnold, Milton, Pa.; Abraham Arnold, New Columbia, Pa.; and three sisters, Madilene French, New Columbia, Pa.; Virginia Poust, Watsontown, Pa.; Shirley Snyder, Turbotville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Arnold; and one half brother, Harry Arnold.

Mrs. Wright was a homemaker.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

 


Wendt, Esther M.

FOSTORIA -- Esther M. Wendt, 93, of 519 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, died at 2:42 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born June 7, 1906, in Denver, Colo., to John and Emma (Flechtner) Comer. She married Walter L. Wendt on June 16, 1929, and he died Dec. 3, 1979.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Malone and Karen Wendt, both of Fostoria; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wendt was a homemaker. She also was a former teacher at Wainwright Conservatory, Fostoria, Karm School of Music, Tiffin, and gave classes in many surrounding towns.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, where she was former Sunday School superintendent of primary department and Hope 60 Club. She was past president of Fostoria Lineage Research Society, Fostoria Women's Club and Fostoria Historical Society.

Mrs. Wendt graduated in 1927 with a degree in dramatic art and dancing from the Graham School of Expression, Toledo. She also attended Heidelberg College, Tiffin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Carl Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Wolph, George Robert
Wolph's Welding owner/operator

George Robert Wolph, 83, formerly of 930 Springville Ave., Fostoria, died at 4:23 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born March 11, 1916, in Toledo, to George C. and Agnes S. (White) Wolph. His wife, Mary Joan (Lonsway) Wolph, whom he married June 28, 1941, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, died Feb. 24, 1999.

Survivors include: a son, Thomas Wolph of California; two daughters, Sharyn Huffman of Wayne, Pa., and Cecelia Tasker of Fostoria; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Wolph of Fostoria.

Preceding him in death were a granddaughter, Tiffanie Tasker; three brothers, Paul, William and John Wolph; and a sister, Jayne Behm.

Mr. Wolph, a retired welder, was the owner and operator of Wolph's Welding Co. in Fostoria.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

Memorial services will be at a later date. His body has been donated to science.

Memorials may be made to Toledo Zoo or St. Catherine's Care Center Activity Department, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830, which is in charge of arrangements.


Wilhelm, Raymond J.
Fostorians Brother

Raymond J. Wilhelm, 79, of 124 Wentz St. died at 12:07 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Lucas County.

Mr. Wilhelm was born June 24, 1920, in Seneca County to John and Margaret (Desch) Wilhelm. He first married Genevieve Caruso and she died in 1983. He then married Rose (Troxell) Windau in St. Mary's Church, Tiffin, on Jan. 25, 1986, and she survives.

Also surviving are: five daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey (Diana) Hollis of Willoughby, Mrs. Richard (Denise) Kirchner of Huber Heights, Mrs. Steven (Debra) Smalley of Carey, Mrs. David (Darlene) Bauer of Columbus, Mrs. Todd (Donna) Hefner of Tiffin; two stepsons, Steven Windau of Tiffin, Jeffery Windau of Peachtree City, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Darrell (Karen) Mann of Littleton, Colo., Brenda Pisani of Copley, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five brothers, Bill, John, Donald, Karl and Gene, all of Tiffin; four sisters, Sister Mary Beth Wilhelm of Fond-du-Lac, Wis., Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Rippinger and Mrs. James (Alice) Rippinger, both of Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Emmett (Dorothy) Droll of Fostoria.

Two brothers, Paul and Robert, are deceased.

He graduated from Calvert High School in 1938; a World War II Army veteran; was a self-employed carpenter; a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin Moose Lodge #846, Eagles Aerie #402, V.F.W. #2858 and AmVets 348.

The Rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church with the funeral mass following at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Frank Murd and the Rev. Richard Dunn will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home with a Wake Service at 8:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, St. Mary's Catholic Church or to a charity of the donor's choice

 


Young, Jason L.

FOSTORIA -- A funeral Mass for Jason Lee "Bubba" Young, 27, of West Fourth Street, Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, formerly Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mr. Young died Wednesday morning, March 22, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 12, 1973 in Fostoria to Kyle and Cheryl (Seel) Young, and they survive in Fostoria. He married Jennifer Kaye Lanning on June 23, 1995 in Risingsun, and she also survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include two daughters, Hannah Young and Brittany Boos-Young, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. David (Jessica) Young-Turner and Mrs. Brett (Jorie) Young-Moes, both of Fostoria; maternal grandparents Bernard and Joyce Seel Sr., and Joan Seel, all of Fostoria; and paternal grandmother Violet Young, Fostoria.

Mr. Young was a machine operator for Hancor Inc., Findlay.

He was a 1991 St. Wendelin High School graduate and earned an associate's degree in fire science from Owens Community College.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and was a former Kansas volunteer fireman.

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

Mr. Young's death is being investigated by the Hancock County coroner.

 


Wagner, Cleo Marie
Allied Signal retiree

Cleo Marie Wagner, 71, of Main Street, Risingsun, died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born in Kansas, Ohio, Aug. 14, 1928, to Sherman and Elva (Roush) Klotz. On Oct. 4, 1952, in New Riegel, she married Wilfred G. Wagner. He survives in Risingsun.

Other survivors include: a son, Curtis R. Wagner of Fostoria; three daughters, Sheila M. Sharp of Fostoria, Pamela Feller and Ginger Wilson, both of Risingsun; a brother, Dallas Klotz of Helena; a sister, Valena Gibson of Bowling Green; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Cletus Klotz; and three sisters, Natilla Gaskalla, Elma Baker and Martha Klotz.

A 1947 graduate of Risingsun High School, Mrs. Wagner retired in 1980 as an inspector from Allied Signal (now Honeywell) in Fostoria, where she had been employed for 33 years.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Risingsun.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Scott Township, Risingsun.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Heart Association.

 



Wells, Dessie M.
Fostorians Sister

 

ARCADIA -- Dessie Mae Wells, 97, of 404 N. Main St., Arcadia, died at 2:50 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2000 at Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born Oct. 24, 1902 in Hancock County to Charles and Mary Ellen (Gangle) Conine. She married Orlo D. Wells on Aug. 16, 1928 and he died March 8, 1971.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Fleegle, Arcadia; Mary Ellen Wells, Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marjorie Nesbitt, Betty Heischman, Lois Holman and Marilyn Miller, all of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Wells was a life member of Arcadia United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Arcadia Live Wire Class, Senior Citizens of Arcadia, Arcadia Garden Club, of which she was a charter member, Arcadia Sewing Club, and the Pythian Lodge.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Arcadia United Methodist Church, the Rev. James Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the church.  



Waltermyer, Micheal A.
Seneca Wire retiree

Michael A. Waltermyer, 50, of 1212 42nd St., Fostoria, died at 2:18 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital.

He was born July 26, 1949, to George L. and Lillian (LaFountaine) Waltermyer. He married Helen Cole Aug. 8, 1984, in Fostoria. She survives.

Also surviving are: two sons, Harold L. of Columbus and Jonathon G. of Fostoria; two stepsons, George N. Loy and Glenn E. Loy, both of Fostoria; a daughter, Tonya K. Waltermyer of Fostoria; a stepdaughter, Ginger R. Loy of Fostoria; three grandchildren; a brother, Dennis R. of Fostoria; three sisters, Karen S. Williamson, Lori E. Waltermyer, and Mrs. Dennis (Cheryl) Payton, all of Mt. Gilead.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Ronald.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Vietnam War, and was a wire cutter at Seneca Wire for 23 years, retiring in 1998.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, in the Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia, with the Pastor Vince Lyons officiating. Military graveside rites by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be private.

Memorials may be made to Seneca County Veterans Services, c/o Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.

The Mann-Hare Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


 Funeral Mass May 13,  Information received late.
Wenzke, James M.
FOSTORIA -- A funeral Mass for James Michael Wenzke, 54, of Wichita Falls, Texas, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

No visitation will be held.

Mr. Wenzke died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Wichita Falls.

He was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Toledo to Louis Edward and Eleanor (Gants) Wenzke, who both survive in Fostoria. He married Debora Clark, and she survives in Wichita Falls.

Other survivors include a son, Jason of Fostoria; two brothers, Dennis Carroll and Thomas Louis, both of Fostoria; and a sister, Judy Ann Wenzke, Fostoria.

Mr. Wenzke was a foreman/supervisor for the former Flechtner Meat Packing Co. in Fostoria, and Don Fields Construction in Wichita Falls.

He was a 1963 St. Wendelin High School graduate, and had attended St. Joseph's College in Indiana. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.



Wank, Florance L.

Rural Fostoria homemaker

Florance L. Wank, 82, of TR 84, Fostoria, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born in Risingsun, Sept. 26, 1917, to Durbin and Ethel (Witmore) Phillips. On April 5, 1948, in Fostoria, she married Norman J. Wank Sr., who survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Susan) Greeno of Fostoria and Mrs. Carl (Deborah) Johnson of Risingsun; and two grandchildren.

A son, Norman Wank Jr.; a daughter, Mary Wank; and a brother, Lloyd Phillips, also are deceased.

Mrs. Wank, a homemaker, was a 1935 graduate of Fostoria High School.

The Rev. Gary Staats will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Tuesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.


Wickman, Clyde E.
Long-time Excello employee

Clyde E. Wickman, 73, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in the Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born April 4, 1927, in Hancock County, to Ray A. and Mabel M. (Basel) Wickman. His first wife, Marjorie (Hockenberger) Wickman, died in 1984. He later married Dolores Jones, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Loretta Wickman of Michigan; a son, Kenneth Wickman of Mesa, Ariz.; and a sister, Mrs. Marion (Wilma) Sherman of Fostoria.

Mr. Wickman, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, had been employed at the Excello (Airfoil Textron) in Fostoria, for more than 30 years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery, Wayne.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

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


 

Weaver, Ralph H. "Bud"
ODA retiree/vo-ag teache
r
Former Autolite employee

Ralph H. "Bud" Weaver, 75, of Sandusky CR 36, Kansas, Ohio, was pronounced dead on arrival at Fostoria Community Hospital Sunday evening, May 21, 2000.

He was born April 27, 1925, in Fostoria, to Ralph K. and Verdie (Howard) Weaver. On Dec. 1, 1956, in Fostoria, he married Lois Stiffler. She survives.

Survivors also include: two sons, John H. Weaver of Columbus and James "Tod" Weaver of Lonsdale, Minn.; a sister, Nancy Stratton of Columbus; and three grandchildren.

A 1943 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School, he attended Ohio State University for two years.

Mr. Weaver, who had worked at the Autolite in Fostoria for 15 years; was a dairy farmer with Ayrshire cattle until 1970 and retired from the Ohio Department of Agriculture in 1988. He also taught vocational agriculture for two years and served as a substitute teacher in the Sandusky County Schools for 16 years.

A member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, he enjoyed raising and showing Bantam chickens the past several years.

He was a member of the American Bantam Association and a former member of the Sandusky County Sheep Association.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Nopper-Veh Funeral Home, Gibsonburg. Burial will be in Quinshan Cemetery, Gibsonburg.

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

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Sandusky County Junior Fair Sheep Building.


Michael T. Wonderly

Funeral services for Michael T. Wonderly, 41, of 5321/2 S. Main St., will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Wonderly was found dead Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 9, 1958 in Fostoria to John P. and Margaret H. (Kirwen) Wonderly. He married Julie Abel, and they divorced. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include a son, Matthew J. of Fostoria; a daughter, Angie R. Wonderly, Fostoria; four brothers, Gary L. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; John A. and Donald G., both of Fostoria; Ronald P. of Wayne; five sisters, Georgia Wonderly, Findlay; Mrs. Mervin (Rose) Spaw, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Ann Warriner and Mrs. David (Clare) Archibald, both of Risingsun; and Mrs. Timothy (Nancy) Gleeson, New Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Wonderly.

Mr. Wonderly, a 1978 Lakota High School graduate, worked for Findlex in Findlay.

He attended St. Michael's Catholic Church, Findlay.

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

Mr. Wonderly's death is being investigated by the Hancock County coroner.

 



Vanderhoff, Dorothy
    Dorothy M.Vanderhoff, 96, Christopher Drive, died 4:08 p.m. May 30 2000 at St. Catherine's Care Center.
 
    She was born May 2, 1904 in Fostoria to James and Grace (Harman) Kuhn.  She married Donald Heckathorn April 9, 1923 in Fostoria and he died Sept. 23, 1968. She then married Charence E Vanderhoff June 20, 1971 and he died Oct. 4, 1996.
 
    She is survived by two sons, Paul and Charles Heckathorn, both of Fostoria:  a stepson, James Vanderhoff, Fostoria: two daughters, Marilyn Smith, Risingsun, and Eula Jenkins, Okay, Okla.:  A step daughter, Sharon Heilman, Fostoria; a half-brother, James Kuhn, Fostoria;  18 grandchildren;  9 step grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
 
    She was proceeded in death by a brother, Forest Kimes; a half-brother, Orlo Kuhn;  two half-sisters. Helen Smith and Goldie Priano; and two grandchildrren.
 
    Mrs. Vanderhoff retired in 1963 from S.S. Kresge, Fostoria, where she worked as a clerk.  Prior to that she worked at F.W. Woolworth, Fostoria.
 
    She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria Loyal Order of the Moose,  VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Senior Citizens and Golden Grandmothers Club.
 
    Services will be 10:30a.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, Near Arcadia.   Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
    Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heart Association.

 


Vitte, James L.
Retired truck driver

James L. Vitte, 67, of 905 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Fostoria, died at 3:51 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1933, to Frank J. and Goldie (Shupe) Vitte. They are deceased. On April 8, 1951, he married Alice L. Baker. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Ricky L. Vitte of Helena, James L. Vitte and Jerry L. Vitte, both of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Woerner of Risingsun; a brother, Richard Vitte of Columbus; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were five brothers, Frank Jr., Jack, Marvin, Claude and Ronald Vitte.

Mr. Vitte retired in January 1978 after 30 years as a self-employed truck driver with Detroit Pittsburgh Motor Freight. He was a member of Fostoria Assembly Church of God.

The Rev. Charles Jarvis will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Saturday, funeral at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 today in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Assembly of God, 728 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


Wood, Joanne
Fostoria resident

Joanne Wood, 72, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home of Fostoria.

Mrs. Wood was born March 6, 1928, in West Virginia to George and Blanche (McKinnon) Carney. She married Robert L. Wood on Feb. 29, 1956, and he died on Dec. 11, 1996.

She is survived by: three daughters, Judy Lamb and Mrs. John (Patricia) Erman, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. Terry (Diana) Van Meter of Bloomdale; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Carney; and two sisters, Peggy Carter and Margaret Jupen.

Mrs. Wood was a homemaker, and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria.

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

Visitation will be private and memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Wohlgamuth, Arthur Dean
Union Carbide retiree

Arthur Dean Wohlgamuth, 65, of Woodward Avenue, Fostoria, died at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 30, 1934, in Findlay, to Carl and LaVerne (Slaughterbeck) Wohlgamuth. He first married Sue Sheerer and they were divorced. On Aug. 11, 1978, in Tiffin, he married Betty Kitchen. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Neal Wohlgamuth of Goldsboro, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. George (Karen) Kosko of Newark; a stepson, James Cotter of Kentucky; three stepdaughters, Kathy Kitchen and Mrs. Danny (Barb) Hutton, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. Kenneth (Julie) Knotts of Marion; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Charlotte) Payne of Findlay; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Mr. Wohlgamuth, a U.S. Navy veteran, retired from the Union Carbide Co. in Fostoria.

A former manager, life member and past exalted ruler of Fostoria Elks Lodge 935, he also was a member of Fostoria Eagles Lodge, Fostoria Footlighters and past president of the Traffic Club.

Pastor Art Suydam will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Saturday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia, where the joint Veteran Group of Fostoria will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where Elks memorial services will be at 7 p.m.

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


Wagoner, Ersie F.
Fostoria centenarian

Ersie F. Wagoner, 100, formerly of 400 N. Main St., Fostoria, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2000, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born May 1, 1900, in Miami County, Ind., to George W. and Emma (Donahue) Weaver. Her husband, Lewis D. Wagoner, whom she married May 26, 1924, in Marion, Ind., preceded her in death May 1, 1974.

Survivors include: a nephew, David Weaver of Kokomo, Ind. and two nieces, Ruth Glasburn of Peru, Ind. and Sally Andrews of North Kingstown, R.I.

Several brothers and sisters, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wagoner, a homemaker, had been a member of the First Christian Church in Fostoria since 1934.

She also was a member of the Fostoria Women's Club, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Commission on Aging and Fostoria Senior Citizens.

The Rev. Alonzo Wise will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. service today in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Continental.

Visitation is noon-1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Vanaman, John A.

A memorial service for John A. Vanaman, 72, of 631 Lincolnshire Lane, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, the Rev. Joseph Walters officiating. The body was cremated.

No visitation will be held.

Mr. Vanaman died at 5:53 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born Sept. 28, 1927 in North Baltimore to Charles Robert and Beulah Marie (Slaughterback) Vanaman. He married Jean Snyder on Feb. 17, 1950 in North Baltimore, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, John R. of Put-in-Bay; James of Wyoming; a daughter, Joni Ann Conley, Fostoria; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff; two brothers, Robert and Earl "Deke"; and a granddaughter.

Mr. Vanaman was retired as a scheduler for Marathon Pipeline Co. He also had worked for Standard Oil Co. and Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

He was a member of the American Legion in North Baltimore, and First Christian Church in Findlay. He was a former member of the Lions Club, North Baltimore, and Sportsman Club, Findlay.

He was a former Boy Scout leader; a former trustee for Henry Township in Wood County; a former Little League coach; a former volunteer fireman in North Baltimore; and a former member of Findlay's Civil Service Commission.

He had attended Bowling Green State University.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 620 N. Main St.; or to North Baltimore Historical Society, 229 N. Main St., North Baltimore 45872.

Arrangements are being handled by Routson Funeral Chapel.


Young,  Cecil R.


Cecil Robert Young, 59, of 1400 Byal Ave., died of natural causes at 4:08 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 29, 1940 in Charleston, W.Va. to Arthur A. and Helen (Daniels) Young. His mother, now Helen Koch, survives in Findlay. He married Diana G. Eskins on Aug. 3, 1963 in Charleston, W.Va., and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Ranae Strauer, Ottawa; two sons, Brian and Brett, both of Findlay; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Hansford L. of Jacksonville, Fla.; and A. Quentin of Findlay.

He was preceded in death by a brother, E. Charles.

Mr. Young retired in 1997 after working 23 years as a machine repairman at Atlas Inc., Fostoria. He was previously employed 11 years at Dow Chemical, Findlay.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the DAV. He also was a member of Field & Stream Bow Hunters.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Routson Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Dan Young officiating. Burial will be private in Woodlawn Gardens, Ada.

Visitation will be held an hour before services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 425 Frazer St.; or Cancer Patient Services, 820 N. Main St.



VanTassel, Richard D.
Retired Fostoria salesman

Richard D. VanTassel, 78, of Good Shepherd Home, formerly of West Lytle St., Fostoria, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000. He was born July 21, 1922 in Findlay to Charles and Lois (Gordon) VanTassel. On Jan. 19, 1946, he married Loretta M. King. She died April 10, 1990.

Surviving are: a son, Charles Joseph VanTassel of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Baker of Sidney and Mrs. Sue Gilliland of Williamsport, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jean Smith of Findlay and Mrs. Rachel Holman of Fostoria; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Two sisters, Helen Rita McGrain and Juanita VanTassel, are deceased.

Mr. VanTassel served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1984 as a salesman for Fletchner Meats in Fostoria. He was a member of: Fostoria Elks Lodge; Sportsman Club; VFW; American Legion; and the AMVETS.

The Rev. Russell Gumm will officiate the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where the military honors will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

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

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


Walter, Eileen M.
H-L school employee

Eileen M. "Mike" Walter, 74, of 938 Loudon Dr., Fostoria, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, in St. Catherines Care Center, Fostoria.

Mrs. Walter was born April 20, 1926, in Tiffin to Charles and Frances (Kuntz) Smith. She married Robert C. "Bob" Walter on Aug. 24, 1946, in St. Mary's Catholic Church and he survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: a son, Dennis M. of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. William (Cindy) Ashby of Fostoria; six grandchildren; and three sisters, Anna Lucille Frankart of Fostoria, Mary Angela Ruehle of Tiffin and Cecila Haugh of Attica.

Three brothers, Jim, Marion and Eugene, preceded her in death.

She graduated from Calvert High School in 1944; was a homemaker; worked at Fostoria "Autolite;" a teacher's aide at Hopewell-Loudon School; a former matron for the school; and a member of the St. Wendelin Cathaolic Church.

The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. followed by the Mass at10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin's Catholic Church and burial in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

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

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


Vitt, Elizabeth W. "Betty"
Former cashier/assembler

Elizabeth W. "Betty" Vitt, 56, of 445 E. Tiffin St., Fostoria, died at 5:46 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in The Toledo Hospital.

She was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Tiffin, to Ronald and Lois (Snyder) Colvin. Her mother survives in Findlay. Her husband, Daniel C. Vitt, whom she married July 24, 1962, in Bascom, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Barry C. Vitt of Premich, Germany and James M. Vitt of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Eric (Beth A.) Reffner of Fostoria; five brothers, Henry Berkheimer of Dennison, Texas, Gale "Skip" Colvin of Van Wert, Harry Colvin of Arcadia and Ronald and George Colvin, both of Findlay; and six grandchildren.

Her father and a sister, Ann Colvin, are deceased.

A homemaker, Mrs. Vitt also had been employed as a cashier at the former Fisher's Big Wheel in Fostoria and as an assembler at RCA (now Harris Corp.) in Findlay.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Karl Kessler, of Hope Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Wagner, Darlene, A.
Fostoria homemaker

Darlene A. Wagner, 79, of 127 Rock St., Fostoria, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in the Toledo Hospital.

She was born July 26, 1921, in Fostoria, to the late Foy and Bessie (Sims) Goebel. On March 20, 1943, in Fostoria, she married Junior E. Wagner, who preceded her in death July 25, 1992.

Surviving are: two sons, D.J. Wagner of Tiffin and Robin M. Wagner of Menlo Park, Calif.; two daughters, Darla J. Steinhauer of Fostoria and Mrs. Dean (Danene M.) Durant of Mebane, N.C.; two brothers, Gene Goebel of Fostoria and Dennis Goebel of North Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Shirley) Flagg of Fostoria, Mrs. Jerry (Marilyn) Hopkins of Cape Coral, Fla. and Mrs. Lee (Joanne) Horvath of Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Robert Goebel; and a sister, Marcella Cooper.

Mrs. Wagner, a homemaker, was a graduate of Fostoria High School. She was a member of the Fostoria Eagles Auxiliary.

Public graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Knoll Crest Gardens, near Arcadia, with the Rev. Jeffrey Waite, of High School United Methodist Church, officiating.

Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be private.

Memorials may be made to Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Ysasi, Ofelia
Fostoria resident

Ofelia Ysasi, 77, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at her home at 1117 N. TR 21, Fostoria.

She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Robstown, Texas, to Rafael and Paula (Abrego) Ysasi.

Survivors include: four sons, Jose Luis Galvan of Fremont, Rene Valdez of California, Librado Valdez of Fostoria and Paulino Valdez, also of California; four daughters, Lydia Garza, Maria L. Galvan and Maria Arias, all of California and Yolanda Martinez of Texas; 36 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, David and Robert Ysasi, both of Texas.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Ricardo Garza; three brothers, Victor, Rafael and Jose Ysasi; and two sisters, Josephine Martinez and Delfina Garcia.

Mrs. Ysasi, a homemaker and farm worker, was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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


Wyant, Richard E.
Fostorian's  Brother


ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -- A memorial service for Richard Earl Wyant, 80, of Zephyrhills, Fla. and formerly of Findlay, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Community Chapel Church of God, Zephyrhills, the Rev. Keith Reilly officiating. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Mr. Wyant died Monday, Oct. 22, 2000 at his home.

He was born June 17, 1920 in Findlay to Frank and Maggie (Morratt) Wyant. His wife, Hope, survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Saundra) Bedingfield, Springfield; a brother, Charles of Fostoria; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Latham; a grandchild; and a brother, Robert.

Mr. Wyant retired from Marathon Oil Co. in 1981, and served as an auxiliary policeman for a number of years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a machine gun corporal, ammunition section, 101st Division, 9th Army. He fought in three major battles: Ardennes, Battle of the Bulge, and Rhine River. He received three bronze stars and a medal for excellent rifle carbine.

Mr. Wyant was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Elks in Brooksville, Fla. He attended Community Chapel Church of God in Zephyrhills, Fla., and served as an usher for many years.

Memorials may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, Fla. 33541.

Arrangements are being handled by Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.


Uballe, Natividad

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Natividad Uballe, 77, of Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, and formerly of Bascom, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Rose Anez officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mr. Uballe died at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 29, 1922 in San Benito, Texas to Tranquilino and Antonia (Alvarado) Uballe. He married Juanita Anez in Texas, and they divorced. He then married Aspina Gonzales in Tiffin, and she died in 1995.

Survivors include three sons, Reynoldo of Fremont; Santiago of Missouri; David of Toledo; five daughters, Eloisa Salazar, Antonia Montoya and Herlinda Uballe, all of Joliet, Ill.; Neomi Castenda and Gloria Sanchez, both of Harlingen, Texas; 35 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Francisco of San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Cerino Uballe, San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janie Uballe.

Mr. Uballe was a farmer near Bascom for 46 years, retiring in 1995.

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


Woessner, Jack
Retired painter - Fostorians Father

Jack Frederick Woessner, 72, of 6699 W. CR 6, New Riegel, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in the St. Francis Health Care Center, Green Springs, following a two-month illness.

Mr. Woessner was born in Tiffin May 12, 1928, to Frederick and Mabel Woessner.

Survivors include: a son, Gary Woessner of Hiawatha, Kansas; three daughters, Starleen Goshe of Fostoria, Pam Carter of Tiffin and Brenda Adams of McComb; a step-son, Roger Shetzer of Fremont; a step-daughter, Tina Ritter of Tiffin; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Eva Fox of Bluffton, Ind., Thelma Cogar of Fremont and Bertha Feasel of Tiffin.

His wife, Beverly, a son, Shawn, and four siblings are deceased.

At Mr. Woessner's request, there will be no visitation and a memorial service will be at a later date.

Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


West, Gladys

FHS Graduate
Funeral services for Gladys E. West, 87, of 522 G St., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with Elder Rolla Miller officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. West died at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2000 at The Heritage.

She was born Aug. 4, 1913 in Fostoria to Simon H. and Wynifer J. (Wright) Brubaker. She married Llewellyn H. West on Nov. 29, 1936, and he died Aug. 19, 1988.

Survivors include two sons, Charles L. of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Robert T. of Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Ivan (Janice) Swartz, Findlay; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Orel C. Brubaker; and a sister, Gertrude May Knaup.

Mrs. West worked in sales at the former Patterson Department Store.

She was a 1931 Fostoria High School graduate. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Arrangements are being handled by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.


Wiseman, Harold D.
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Harold D. Wiseman, 60, of 1739 Crystal Ave., Findlay, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, in an auto accident at the corner of SR 281 and 199 in Wood County.

He was born Dec. 31, 1939, in Vinton County, Ohio, to the late Elmer and Alice (Knapper) Wiseman. On Nov. 9, 1973, he married Mary L. Stearns, who survives.

Survivors also include: three sons, Randy and Steven Wiseman, both of Wayne and Jeffrey Wiseman of Bradner; a step-son, Daniel Shaver of Findlay; two daughters, Kristal Wiseman and Mrs. Roxann Garner, both of Wayne; two step-daughters, Robin Arnold and Penny Shaver, both of Findlay; 13 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a brother, Dale Wiseman of Findlay; and four sisters, Buelah Palmer of Woodville, Mrs. Breta Mock of Gibsonburg, Ruby Wiseman of Kingman, Ariz. and Mrs. Leon (Violet) Neunum of Indiana.

Four brothers, Watson, Roy, James and Lawrence Wiseman, also are deceased.

Mr. Wiseman retired from the Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria.

The Rev. Gene Milioni will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Thursday service in the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. Interment will be in Graham Cemetery, Wayne.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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


West, Cooper
Retired Hayes Albion employee

Cooper West, 81, of McDougal St., Fostoria, died at 1:32 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at Providence Hospital in Sandusky. He was born to Warner and Edith (Cooper) West. On Jan. 13, 1961 he married Harriet G. Anderson, she preceded him in death.

Survivors include: four sons, David West of Taunton, Mass, Mark West of Tiffin, Wayne West of Blaine, and Ronald West; two daughters, Donna West of Newsymera, Fl., and Michelle West of Wintersville.

Mr. West was a 1938 graduate of Parker High School in Dayton. A U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WW II and the Korean War, he retired in 1972 from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer where he worked as an electronics Technician with 30 years of service. He retired in 1982 as General Foreman at Hayes Albion in Tiffin. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria. Memberships included: Life member and Past Commander of VFW Post 421; Past Commander American Legion Post 73; Life member of Disabled American Veteran; Am VETS Post 69 and the Eagles Club, all of Fostoria, and the Tiffin Elk's Lodge.

There are no funeral services or visitation plans. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Arrangements are being handled by the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home.

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


Weaver, Raynond J. "Ray"
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Raymond J. "Ray" Weaver, 73, of 414 West St., Carey, died at 11:51 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in the Emergency Room at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.

He was born June 22, 1927, in Crawford Township, Wyandot County, to William and Sophia (Landers) Weaver. His wife, Joann (Gase) Weaver, whom he married Oct. 4, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, survives.

Other survivors include: six sons, Father Mark Weaver of El Salvador, Paul A. and John Weaver, both of Carey, James Weaver of Tiffin, Patrick Weaver of Findlay and Joseph Weaver, also of Carey; six daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Ann) Zoeller of Kansas,Ohio, Mrs. Greg (Jean) Patton of Carey, Mrs. David (Mary) Burget of Findlay, Mrs. Emery (Joan) Calloway of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Lee (Jane) Mathias and Mrs. Alan (Lois) Taylor, also both of Carey; 37 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Vrana of Akron.

A sister, Dorothy Weaver, also is deceased.

Mr. Weaver retired in 1988 from the Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria. He also was the owner of Weaver Radio for more than 30 years. His CB radio handle name was 'Charlie Weaver.'

A 1945 graduate of Carey High School, he was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey; Carey Knights of Columbus, where he served as past and present grand knight; 4th degree member Archbishop Schrembs Assembly in Tiffin; served as district deputy of 54th District of Knights of Columbus and was a member of K of C's 3rd Degree team.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, with Father Mark Weaver as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation will be 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where the 4th Degree will stand honor guard 7-9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 2 p.m., a Christian scripture service will be at 8:30 p.m. followed by K of C services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Central American Franciscan Mission, in care of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, Ohio 43316-1169.


 

Vance, Chester

WADSWORTH -- Burial with military honors for Chester L. Vance, 70, a resident of Altercare of Wadsworth, and formerly of Findlay, was held Nov. 27 in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Mr. Vance died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 at the nursing home.

He was born Sept. 21, 1930 in Holden, W.Va. to James and Etta Vance.

Surviving are a son, Tim of Crystal Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Belinda Detweiler, Uniontown; five grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Elliot, in Hawaii; and four brothers, Charles and Roy, both in Florida; and James and Clyde, both in Arizona.

Mr. Vance had worked at Union Carbide, Fostoria.

He was a member of Church of God, Findlay

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Memorials may be made to any local veteran's organization.


Yockey, James

James C. Yockey, 67, of 1732 Queenswood Drive, died at 10:07 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at Fremont Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 12, 1933 in Findlay to Emil and Ruth (Cole) Yockey.

Surviving are a son, Andrew "Andy" of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Patty Kuntz, Findlay; Mrs. Renee (Peggy) Gothke, Whitehouse; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Layton E. of Toledo.

Mr. Yockey was a computer programmer. He retired from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. after 33 years, and was a former co-owner of both Yock's and Carriage House.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55.

Mr. Yockey was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of AMVETS Post 21. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military rites will be conducted by Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, Northwest Ohio Service Area, 3178 Republic Blvd., N., Toledo, 43615.


Wright, Clyde L. "Red"
C & O Railroad retiree

Clyde L. "Red" Wright, 77, of 1087 S. Poplar St., Fostoria, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Bloomdale, to Ivan Lee and Lillie (Rosendale) Wright. On Aug. 25, 1950, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, N.Y., he married Ann Weaver, who survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, James L. Wright of Fostoria; three brothers, Joe Wright of Fostoria, Charles Wright of Carey and David Wright of Michigan; a sister, Bernie Salisbury of Findlay; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A brother, Stanley "Ted" Wright, also is deceased.

Mr. Wright, a 1941 graduate of Bloomdale High School, was employed as a car man for the C & O Railroad in Fostoria for 45 years, retiring in 1983.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

There will be no service or visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Wright Family, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, OH 44830, who are in charge of arrangements.


Wilcox, Nicole

POWELL -- Funeral services for Nicole Marie Wilcox, 34, of Powell, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Schoedinger Funeral Home, Worthington, the Rev. Robert Wiley officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Mrs. Wilcox died of natural causes Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at Grant Hospital, Columbus.

She was born Oct. 31, 1966 in Fostoria to David and Jacquie (Marshall) Moore, and they survive in Fostoria. She married Randy L. Wilcox on Sept. 12, 1998 in Westerville, and he survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Riley Marie Wilcox, at home; a sister, Danielle Moore, Columbus; two grandmothers, Beatrice Marshall, Fostoria; and Glady Moore, Fort Myers, Fla.

Mrs. Wilcox was a sales assistant for Donald R. Kenney and Co. Realtors.

She graduated from Salisbury State University with a bachelor's degree in education. She was a member of Columbus Board of Realtors.

Memorials may be made to Scramble for a Cure.

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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