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1999 Obits - S & T

BEULAH M. SAMPSON

Carl W. Schubert

Frances E. Schumm

Harold D. Seel

John Shaffer

Edna Mae (Coleman) Shank

Emmet T. Sheeran M.D.

Ralph C. Sheets

George P. Sherick

Jaclyn A. Sherlock

Mary C. Shiley


ADDIE M.(Prezlin) SMITH

Dewey Smith Jr.

Emily M. Smith

Mabel H. Smith


Roy G. Smith

SHIRLEY A. (Vitt) SMITH

C. Dale Snyder

Dorothy M. Snyder

Myron L. Snyder

NICHOLAS A. STAHL

CLEADUS L. STAINBROOK

Douglas R. Stock

Harold R. Stroman

Mildred Marie Stoltz

Bess L. Stultz

MARTHA R. SWISHER


John K. Talbott

EARL E. TANNER

George William Tarris

Zakkary K. Taylor

F. Bruce Theobald Sr.

Mary 'Joan' (Thiry) Huth

Donald J. Thompson

Virginia A. Thompson

M. Louise Tong

Ines C. Trevino

Frank E. Tryon


HILDRETH A. TUTTLE

 

 

Dorothy M. Snyder
Fostoria homemaker

Dorothy M. Snyder, 75, of 307 W. Fourth St., Fostoria, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born May 29, 1923, in Fostoria, to the late George and Mabel (Went) Manecke. On June 18, 1949, in Fostoria, she married Lester L. Snyder, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Don A. and Gary L. Snyder, both of Fostoria; four grandchildren; three brothers, Harold and Melvin Manecke, both of Fostoria, and Clair Manecke of West Millgrove; and a sister, Mrs. Pat (Dorene) Cushing of Fostoria.

A sister, Norene Manecke, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Snyder was a homemaker and member of Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria.

The Rev. Cindy Hunter will preside at funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 4481 N. US 23, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 



Myron L. Snyder
Gray Printing Co. retiree

Myron L. Snyder, 93, formerly of 144 E. Sixth St., Fostoria, died at 5:23 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave.,Fostoria, where he resided.

He was born in Kansas, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1905, to John and Lodiska (Lanning) Snyder. His wife, Velma I. (Traucht) Snyder, is deceased.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. James (Jacquelin) Boulhoulle of Fostoria and Mrs. Joretta Niswender of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Pierce of Columbus and Mrs. Donna Pierce of Fostoria; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Clyde and John Jr. Snyder, and two sisters, Laura Bryan and Beatrice McCullough, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Snyder, a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, retired Sept. 29, 1967, as an operator from Gray Printing Company, Fostoria, where he had been employed for 40 years.

The Rev. Richard Hofmann will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 



Bess L. Stultz
Retired licensed practical nurse

Bess L. Stultz, 78, of 9105 SR 18, Fostoria, died at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

Born Dec. 27, 1920, in Sawyerwood, Ohio, to Charles B. and Daisy I. (Scott) Wise, she married Harold B. Stultz, June 2, 1943, in Fostoria. He died Jan. 8.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Allen (Devota) Angles of Urbana and a niece, Patricia Cronwell, also of Urbana.

A son, Harold S. Stultz Jr., also preceding her in death.

Mrs. Stultz, a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, had been employed as alicensed practical nurse for Dr. James Murray in Fostoria.

Graveside services in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Richard Hofmann officiating.

Visitation will be at the convenience of the family. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, OH 44830 or the Seneca County Cancer Society, 613 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840.

 



C. Dale Snyder
Retired self-employed farmer

C. Dale Snyder, 92, of West SR 12, Fostoria, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 1999, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born in Risingsun, Sept. 26, 1907, to Ora and Ada (Boyd) Snyder. In February 1929, in Indiana, he married Leola Grace Grant, who died May 2, 1998.

Survivors include: a son, Jim Snyder of Fostoria, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were six brothers, Orie, Dee, Bill, Lyle, Buck and Max Snyder; and two sisters, Bessie Ecker and Dora Kissling.

Mr. Snyder retired in 1973 as a self-employed farmer and the former owner and operator of the Kwik Shake Restaurant in Fostoria.

A 1926 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School, he was a former member of the Jackson Township Grange.

The Rev. Ruth Solo will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Seneca County.

 



Roy G. Smith
Union Carbide Corp. retiree

Roy G. Smith, 95, of Circle Drive, Fostoria, died in the Fostoria Community Hospital at 12:46 a.m. Monday, April 12, 1999.

He was born in Wallace, W.Va., Oct. 15, 1903, to John and Eunice (Morris) Smith. His wife, Virginia A. (Robinson) Smith, whom he married Sept. 24, 1927, in Clarksburg, W.Va., died Sept. 5, 1993.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Reed of Vermillion and Mrs. Irvin (Alice) Butler of Amhurst; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Five brothers, Clovie, Forest, Guy, Dewey and William Smith; two sisters, Thresa Jones and Mary Schifler; and two grandchildren, also are deceased.

Mr. Smith had been employed for 40 years at the Union Carbide Corp. (now National Electrical Carbon Corp), Fostoria, retiring in 1968.

He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria.

The Rev. Russell F. Gumm will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 



Harold D. Seel
Union Carbide retiree

Harold D. Seel, 73, of 617 N. Union St., Fostoria, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Fostoria, the son of Monroe W. and Ethel E. (Rose) Seel. His first wife, Mildred L. Kuntz, whom he married June 18, 1949, in Fostoria, died June 3, 1983. He later married Mary Jo Runion, May 31, 1990, in Toledo. She survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a daughter, Mrs. James (Sue) Miller of Upper Sandusky; a son, Lawrence "Mike" Seel of Findlay; three brothers, Bernard M. Seel of Fostoria and Daniel R. and Herman P. Seel, both of Kissimmee, Fla.; a step-son, Rex L. Runion of Tiffin; and two step-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Vernon and Norman Seel.

Mr. Seel, who attended St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, retired in 1988, from the Union Carbide, Fostoria, where he had been employed for 34 years.

Services in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

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

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

 



Emmet T. Sheeran M.D.
Retired Fostoria surgeon

Emmet Thomas Sheeran M.D., 75, died at 4 p.m. Saturday April 24, 1999, at his home at 911 Van Buren St., Fostoria.

He was born in Fostoria, June 6, 1923, to Emmet P. and Louise M. (Schomaeker) Sheeran. On Dec. 29, 1945, in St. Henry's Catholic Church, Chicago, Ill., he married Janet M. Wade, who preceded him in death June 15, 1991. He later married Irene Wurst-Anderson on July 25, 1994, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gatlinburg, Tenn. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Michael A. Sheeran of Bryan and Emmet T. Sheeran Jr. of Fostoria; three daughters, Mary Ann Flynn of Honesdale, Pa., Kathryn L. Brown of Peachtree City, Ga. and Nancy M. Dana of Columbus; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandson; two step-sons, Mike Anderson of Memphis, Tenn. and Rob Anderson of Shaker Heights; a step-daughter, Lisa Anderson of Dayton; three step-grandsons; and two brothers, Harold W. Sheeran of Cheney, Wash. and Thomas A. Sheeran of Miami, Fla.

Also preceding him in death was a son, Patrick J. Sheeran.

A 1941 graduate of St. Wendelin High School,. Dr. Sheeran received his pre-med degree from the University of Notre Dame; graduated in 1948 from Loyola University of Chicago Medical School and completed his surgical residency at Case Western in 1957.

A retired general surgeon, he formerly was the chief of resident staff at Lakewood Hospital and former chief of staff at the Fostoria City Hospital.

A captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves during World War II. He also was an award winning photographer and poet.

Dr. Sheeran was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria and its former Holy Name Society. He also was a member of the Fellow American College of Surgeons 1959, Christian Family Movement, Fostoria Right to Life, Fostoria University Club, where he served as past president and was a graduate member; Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Council 1197 and 4th Degree Assembly 845, Fostoria; Fostoria Country Club and the Seneca County Medical Society, where he had served as past president.

A Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Fourth Degree Honor guard will take place 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Parish and Community Hospice, Care, Seneca County.

 



Carl W. Schubert
Retired farmer

Carl W. Schubert, 79, of Alvada died at 9 a.m. Friday, May 14, 1999, at the Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born April 11, 1920, to Samuel H. and Dorothy (Snyder) Schubert in Biglick Township, Hancock County. He married Helen M. Martin March 20, 1940, in Marietta. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Samuel L. of Bellevue, Robert C. of Bismark, N.D., and Edwin R. of Sparta, N.J.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Fannie Peebles of Edgerton, Pauline Diebley and Esther Cole, both of Alvada. A sister, Martha Darst, preceded him in death.

He graduated in 1938 from Arcadia High School and was a self-employed farmer all his life, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of the West Independence United Methodist Church; a member of the Corner Stone Sunday School Class; a former member of the administrative board of the church; and a member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau.

The Rev. Jeff Raker and the Rev. Allen Sanford will officiate at the service at 11 a.m. Monday, at the West Independence United Methodist Church, followed by burial in Union Cemetery in West Independence.

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

Memorials may be made to the West Independence United Methodist Church or to the Gideons.

 



Douglas R. Stock
CSX Railroad tower operator

Douglas R. Stock, 56, of Palmer Street, Fostoria, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday May 31, 1999, in the Toledo Hospital.

He was born June 29, 1942, in Fostoria, to the late Elmer and Alma (Higley) Stock.

Survivors include: three brothers, William Stock of Fostoria, Charles Stock of Old Fort and Richard Stock of Niles, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Stock, a 1960 Fostoria High School graduate, was employed as an operator at "F" Tower for the CSX Railroad in Fostoria. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

The Rev. Bertie Dell will conduct the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military honors will be conducted at the graveside.

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

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

 



Dewey Smith Jr.
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Dewey Smith Jr., 77, of Fostoria, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, June 1, 1999, in Fostoria.

He was born in Wallace, W.Va., Jan. 30, 1922, to Dewey G. and Lizzie (Dye) Smith. His wife, Betty Ann (Householder) Smith, whom he married Jan. 24, 1942, in Piqua, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, David L. Adams-Smith of Chicago, Ill., and Steven L. Smith of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Vicki) Marshall of Orrville; a brother, Cap Smith of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; two sisters, Eunice Hamilton and Mrs. Lou (Naomi) Wirebaugh, both of Elmore; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A 1940 graduate of Fostoria High School, Mr. Smith retired in August 1986 as a gauge and tool inspector from Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, after 40 years.

He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and UAW Local 336, where he had served as past financial secretary.

The Rev. Jeffrey Waite will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia,l where military graveside services will be provided by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Seneca County Hospice, 182 St. Francis Ave., Rear Suite, Tiffin, OH 44883; High Street Methodist Church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria, OH 44830; or the Seneca County Cancer Society, 143 E. Perry St., Tiffin, OH 44883.

 



Harold R. Stroman
Stoman Implement Co. owner/operator

Longtime Fostoria resident Harold R. Stroman, 76, died at 2:38 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at his home at 1423 Longboat Point, Inverness, Fla.

He was born in Fostoria Nov. 27, 1922, to Harry Ralph and Cena Mae (Yeasting) Stroman. On Sept. 9, 1943, in the First Church of God, Findlay, he married his wife of 55 years, Ardinelle J. (Thomas) Stroman, who died Jan. 26 of this year.

Survivors include: a son, H. Robert Stroman of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Ira (Nancy Ann) Stroman Sleasman of Powell, Wyo., and Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Dr. Trifon (Marcia Jo) Dalkalitsis of Inverness; six grandchildren; two brothers, Jack R. Stroman of Austin, Texas, and Dr. Duane F. Stroman of Huntington, Pa.; a sister, Lenore Stroman of Naples, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Stroman, joined his father in operating the Stroman Implement Co., Fostoria, following his return from the service. He then owned and operated the business, working with his wife for 40 years, retiring in 1984.

He also was a farmer in the Arcadia area until he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He trained at Great Lakes Naval Center in Illinois and at Aviation Ordinance training in Norman, Okla. He was stationed at the Naval Air Base in Puerto Princesa, Palarvan, Phillippines as a Seaman First Class.

He had attended Fostoria High School for two years, then transferred to Arcadia High School, where he graduated in 1940.

Mr. Stroman was an active member of the Fostoria Lions Club, a member of the Lakeland Golf Club and a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Fostoria.

The Rev. Branson Hawkes will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 143 E. Perry St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883

 



George P. Sherick
Autolite Corp. retiree

George P. Sherick, 67, of Girton, died in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999.

He was born in Powell, Wyo., Nov. 7, 1937, to the late William D. and Gertrude A. (Johnson) Sherick. In 1971, in Fostoria, he married Carol Hire and they were divorced.

Surviving are: a brother, William B. Sherick of Helena; and two sisters, Mrs. Duane (Laura) Jurrus of Fostoria and Mrs. Dale (Barbara) Yoder of Kansas, Ohio.

A sister, Nancilee Crawford, is deceased.

Mr. Sherick, a 1949 Fostoria High School graduate, retired from the Autolite Corp. (now AlliedSignal) in Fostoria after 30 years of employment.

An avid fisherman and hunter, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. H.T. Hill officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

 



John Shaffer
Retired construction worker

John Shaffer, 86, formerly of 906 Seneca St., Fostoria, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

He was born March 2, 1913, in Hollister, to Michael and Gizelda (Barkey) Shaffer.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Joseph, Alec, Frank and Andrew Shaffer; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Matilda Shaffer.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he retired as a construction worker. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

Services in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria..

Visitation at the funeral home will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, where a Christian Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church or St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.

 



Mary C. Shiley

Mary C. Shiley, 84, of Hancock CR 254, Arcadia, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born June 10, 1915, in Seneca County, near Fostoria, to Clarence E. and Amelia (Mertel) Reinhard. On Oct. 19, 1935, in Fostoria, she married Robert L. Shiley. He survives in rural Arcadia.

Other survivors include: two sons, Dennis L. Shiley of Fostoria and David L. Shiley of New Knoxville; a daughter, Mrs. David (Janet L.) Corbin of Arcadia; a brother, Harold Reinhard of Fostoria; four sisters, Bertha Barth of Upper Sandusky, Martha Phillips of Fostoria, Mrs. Howard (Joyce) Knight of Fremont and Mrs. Al (Roma) Sauber of Tiffin; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Eugene, Charles and LaVerne Reinhard; a sister, Ruth Reinhard; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Shiley, a member of Enon Valley Presbyterian Church, Findlay, and its Women's Group, retired in 1995 as a wallpaper hanger in the Fostoria area, after 44 years.

The Rev. Connie Cherry and the Rev. Tom Everett will be the co-officiants at the 10:30 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to Cancer Patients Services of Findlay, Ohio, 820 N. Main St. or the church.

 



Jaclyn A. Sherlock
Arcadia homemaker

Jaclyn A. Sherlock, 67, of South Street, Arcadia, died in St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

She was born in Lambertsville, Mich., Sept. 4, 1932, to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Ward) Teets. Her husband, William W. Sherlock, whom she married Jan. 5, 1970, in Fostoria, survives in Arcadia.

Other survivors include: three sons, Robert Delong of Findlay, Wayne Delong of Fostoria and Edward Arnett Jr. of Arcadia.

A homemaker, Mrs. Sherlock was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arcadia.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Arcadia Cemetery.

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

 



BEULAH M. SAMPSON
Fostorians Sister

DUNKIRK -- Beulah M. Sampson, 80, of Dunkirk, died Thursday morning, Oct. 21, 1999 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.

She was born May 15, 1919 in Kentucky to Samuel and Mae (Naus) Hipsher. She married James Albert Sampson in 1937, and he died in August 1978.

Surviving are two sons, Reggie and Jim, both of Dunkirk; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Dick and Barney Hipsher, both of Findlay; Gene Hipsher, Caledonia; Jess Hipsher, Dunkirk; and Roger Hipsher, Fostoria.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Sampson was a homemaker.

There will be no funeral service. The body will be cremated.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, Dunkirk.

 




Mildred Marie Stoltz
Fostoria native

Mildred Marie Stoltz, 81, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at her residence at 4806 Sixth St. West, Lehigh Acres, Fla.

She was born in Fostoria, March 17, 1918, to Edwin and Marie (McCandless) Appel. On May 29, 1943, she married Cecil Lewis Stoltz. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1994.

Surviving are: two sons, David Stoltz of Garner, N.C., and Robert Stoltz of Lehigh Acres; a daughter, Nancy Risner, also of Lehigh Acres; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Richard Appel of Lebanon, Ohio.

A homemaker, Mrs. Stoltz was a graduate of Fostoria High School and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Carey.

Services will be at1 p.m. Wednesday in the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, with the Rev. Paul Goetz officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.

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

Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, in care of 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Fla. 33408.

 


 

Mabel H. Smith
Retired homemaker

Mabel H. Smith, 91, formerly of McDougal Street, Fostoria, died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born in Fostoria, Aug. 22, 1908, to Alpheus and Bertha (Carrel) Dillon. She first married Ernest L. Benninghoff on Aug. 28, 1930, in Fostoria. He died June 1, 1954. She later married Harold W. Smith in July 1954, and he preceded her in death in March 1958.

Surviving are: a son, Eugene R. Benninghoff of Monroe, Ohio; a step-daughter, Mrs. George (Kathryn) Thacker of Maumee; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Carl and Frank Dillon; two sisters, Mae Waggoner and Helen Nolan; and a grandchild.

Mrs. Smith, a homemaker, was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, its Kings Daughters and Bereans.

She also was a member of the Arcadia Garden Club and served as a volunteer at: Fostoria Community Hospital, the Good Shepherd Home and the American Red Cross.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will conduct the 11 a.m. Friday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the church, the American Heart Association or the Good Shepherd Nursing Home

 




MARTHA R. SWISHER

FOSTORIA -- Martha R. Swisher, 91, formerly of North Drive, Fostoria, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born Nov. 9, 1907, in Loudon Township, Seneca County, to Charles and Emma (Welly) Brickner. She married James Calvin Swisher on April 28, 1935, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and he died Dec. 21, 1982.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Swisher was a bookkeeper and owner-operator of Auto Parts Store, Bluffton, Ind.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and a member of the Fostoria Coin Club and the Association of Fostoria Barbershoppers. She graduated in 1925 from St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

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

 




Emily M. Smith
Retired LPN

Emily M. Smith, 86, a resident of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, died at the home at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999.

She was born in Fostoria, Oct. 17, 1913, to Balus and Lelia (Teeters) Fox. Her husband, Otis V. Smith, whom she married June 25, 1944, in Fostoria, died June 18, 1992.

Surviving are: nieces and nephews.

Four brothers, Dale, Harold, Raymond and Walter Fox; and a sister, Alberta McLaughlin, also are deceased.

Mrs. Smith, a 1931 graduate of Fostoria High School received her LPN through Flower Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo. She retired as an LPN from the office of Doc Bruggemann in Fostoria.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Wingston Road, Wood County (near Rudolph), with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating..

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

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


 

ADDIE M.(Prezlin) SMITH

NORTH BALTIMORE -- Private funeral services will be held for Addie M. Smith, 75, a resident of Blakley Care Center, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Old Arcadia Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Routson Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Smith died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999 at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

She was born Nov. 5, 1924 in Fostoria to John and Emma (Myers) Prezlin. She married John F. Smith on Nov. 29, 1940 and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Jimmie E. of Bloomdale; John L. of Fostoria; Robert L. of North Carolina; two daughters, Patricia Hudson, Findlay; Linda Palomo, Texas; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Myers and a grandchild.

Mrs. Smith was retired from the Dollar General Store.

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

 


 

Edna Mae (Coleman) Shank
Fostoria resident

Edna Mae Shank, 74, of Carrie Lane, Fostoria, died at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. She was born July 25, 1925, in Athens to George and Florence (McConaha) Coleman. On Aug. 12, 1941, she married John H. Shank. He died July 9, 1987.

Survivors include: two sons, Gene Shank of Wayne and John Shank of Genoa; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Abbott of Wayne, Margaret Arnold of Jamestown, N.D., and Sharon Griffen of Fostoria; a brother, George Coleman of Deshler; a sister, Irene Thomas of Fostoria; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were: two brothers, Gerald and John Coleman, and three sisters, Helen Coleman, Sylvia Scott and Margaret Bump.

Mrs. Shank was a homemaker and a member of the Fostoria Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

The Rev. Buck Traylor will officiate the 11 a.m. Saturday service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be at Memory Gardens near Arcadia.

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

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

 



Ralph C. Sheets
Union Carbide retiree

Ralph C. Sheets, 84, of 1007 N. Main St., Fostoria, died at 12:58 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at the home of his son in Fostoria.

He was born in Fostoria, Oct. 5, 1915, to Arnold J. and Nora (Dyer) Sheets. His wife of 61 years, Lillian R. (Murphy) Sheets, whom he married July 16, 1938, in St. Wendelin Parish, Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Thomas E. and Kevin R. Sheets, both of Fostoria; and three grandsons.

A brother, Edward Sheets, also is deceased.

Mr. Sheets, a U.S. Navy veteran, retired as a machinist in 1977 from Union Carbide (now National Electric Carbon), Fostoria, after 36 years of employment. He also worked at Fruth Hardware in Fostoria for nine years.

He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, where he served as a trustee, usher, former treasurer and as a member of the Administrative Board.

An avid bowler and golfer, having recorded five holes-in-one in his lifetime, he also was a member of Lakeland Golf Club and American Legion Post 73, both of Fostoria.

The Rev. Jeffrey Waite will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the church, the American Diabetes Association or Bridge Hospice, 425 Frazer St., Findlay, Ohio 45840.



Zakkary K. Taylor
2 1/2 month-old infant son

Zakkary K. Taylor, 2 1/2 month-old son of Jason and Paula (Bergstedt) Taylor of 216 McDougal St., Fostoria, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at his home.

He was born Oct. 11, 1998, in Fostoria.

Survivors include his parents; two siblings, Dakota Wagner of Alvada and Raven Keckler, at home; grandparents, Robert and Marge Bergstedt of Fostoria, William and Martha Geahlen of Bowling Green and Gary and Janet Taylor of Middletown.

His great-grandparents, Larry and Mary Bergstedt, George and Ethel Lee and Kenneth and Pauline Wagner, are deceased.

Services in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. John S. Ferne officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

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

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

 



Frank E. Tryon
Former Fostoria Carpet Cleaning owner/operator

Frank E. Tryon, 84, formerly of 315 Elm St., Fostoria, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky.

He was born in Akron, April 13, 1914, to Frank E. and Helen K. (Staiger) Tryon. On Dec. 14, 1940, in Akron, he married Jessie F. May, who died Feb. 6, 1984.

Survivors include: a son, Michael J. Tryon of Arcadia; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Kathy) Schaufelberger and Mary E. Elsea, both of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Thomas of Cuyahoga Falls; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Tryon, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, where he attained the rank of Captain, retired in 1970, after 35 years of service, from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., where he was manager for many years. He also owned and operated Fostoria Carpet Cleaning (now TNT Carpet Cleaning).

A 1936 graduate of Akron University, he was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Fostoria Masonic Lodge 288 and Grace United Church of Christ. He was an associate member of the Ft. Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, Ft. Myers, Fla.

He also served as the Santa Claus at Ft. Myers Mall in Florida.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria, with the Rev. Cindy Hunter officiating. Interment will be at the family's convenience.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Feb. 6. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 4481 N. US 23, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 



John K. Talbott
Retired Allied-Signal employee

John K. Talbott, 68, of Woodward Ave., Fostoria, died at 5:40 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at him his home. He was born May 31, 1930 in Zanesville to John and Grace (Jones) Talbott, they preceded him in death. On Jan. 7, 1961 he married Rose Schultz in Fostoria, and she survives.

Other survivers include: a step-daughter, Marlene Keckler of Fostoria; five sisters, Eulah Kuhn of Arizona, Alice Tomsey of Bascom, Mary Shiley and Betty Keckler, both of Fostoria and Phyllis ''Pat'' Goodale of Findlay; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild

Preceded in death were: a brother, Bill Talbott; and a sister, Norma Keyes

Mr. Talbott was a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1990 as a maintnence person at Allied-Signal in Fostoria, prior to that he was employed at Cooper Tire in Findlay.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will officiate the 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999 service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., tonight at the Funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Seneca County or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 



Donald J. Thompson
Former Fostoria resident

Donald J. Thompson, 45, of 407 N. Walnut St., Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., formerly of Fostoria, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Carlisle Hospital, Carlisle, Ohio.

He was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Findlay, to Donald and Clara Jane (Miller) Thompson who both survive in Mt. Blanchard. His wife, Nancy C. (Finsel) Thompson, whom he married April 19, 1980, in the First Christian Church, Findlay, survives in Mt. Holly Springs.

Survivors also include: three daughters, Dawn M., Lori B. and Karen L., all at home; and two sisters, Lois Jean Shank of Bowling Green, Ky., and Nancy Rothlisberger of Mt. Blanchard.

A 1971 graduate of Riverdale High School, Mr. Thompson was employed at Excel Logistics, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

He was a member of Mt. Holly Springs VFW Post 7343.

The Rev. David Brown will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

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

 



M. Louise Tong
AlliedSignal retiree

M. Louise Tong, 64, 3204 CH 96, Carey, died 12:18 a.m. Friday, May 14, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus.

She was born May 20, 1934, in Marion County to James and Arline (Branch) Gregory, both deceased.

On April 8, 1955, she married Cecil G. Tong, who survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Donna Lee) Kessler of Carey; three grandchildren, Jason Mitten, Josh and Jenny Kessler; a brother, Edward Gregory of Marion; and a sister, Mrs. Rick (Linda) Sherer of Troy.

She graduated from Morral High School. After being employed at AlliedSignal in Fostoria for 27 years, she retired in 1994.

She was a former member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carey.

The Rev. Buck Traylor will officiate at the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home in Carey, with burial at the Zion Bloom Cemetery near Vanlue.

Visiting hours will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyandot County Heart Support Group, c/o Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 



George William Tarris
Union Carbide Corp. retiree

Former Fostoria resident George William Tarris, 84, of 2000 Silverstone Drive, Findlay, died at 6:17 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born in Fostoria, March 2, 1915, to William Orlo and Nora A. (Brown) Tarris. On Nov. 17, 1940, he married Dorothy F. Purkey, who died May 9, 1979. He married Elizabeth A. "Betty" Goshe on Jan. 9, 1982, in Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria. She survives in Findlay.

Other survivors include a brother, Paul A. Tarris of Adrian, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Herbert (Peggy) Mellott of Bloomdale, and nieces and nephews.

A sister, Ellen Brand and a brother, Scott Tarris, also are deceased.

Mr. Tarris, a U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1977 from the Engineering Department of Union Carbide Corp., Fostoria, where he had been employed for more than 43 years.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 935 and Eagles Lodge 430, all of Fostoria; American Legion Post 003, where he was a life member and AMVETS Post 21, both of Findlay.

He also was a member of Masonic Lodge 288 Free and Accepted Masons, where he was a 50-year member, Garfield Chapter 150 Royal Arch Masons, Council 90 Royal and Select Masons, Commandry 62 Knights Templar, past patron Chapter 94 Order of Eastern Star, Shrine Club and the Vanguards Shrine Unit, all of Fostoria; and Scottish Rite-Valley of Toledo and the Zenobia Shrine, Toledo.

The Rev. Calvin Wise will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Masonic Memorial services will be at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.

 



Mary 'Joan' (Thiry) Huth
Secretary/administrative assistant

Mary "Joan" Huth, 69, of 604 N. Vine St., Fostoria, died at 1:02 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Wyandot County, to Raymond F. and Gertrude M. (Thiry) Collet. Her mother survives in Findlay. On May 28, 1949, in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Findlay, she married George "William" Huth, who preceded her in death July 2, 1976.

Survivors include: two sons, Michael R. Huth of Manchester, Mass., and Gregory G. Huth of Cleveland; two daughters, Nancy M. Huth of Muncie, Ind., and Sandra D. Huth Grosko of Pickerington; two grandchildren; and a brother, Bernard J. Collet of Mansfield.

Also preceding her in death were her father and a daughter, Cynthia Huth.

Mrs. Huth, a secretary, was recently employed by Rural Life Ministry/Diocese of Toledo. She also served as administrative assistant for Catholic Charities for 18 years and was the former owner/manager, with her husband, of Commercial Press in Fostoria for 18 years.

She had previously worked as a secretary at Ohio Oil (now Marathon), Patterson's Department Store and National Automotive Fibers, all of Findlay.

A 1947 graduate of Findlay High School, she was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary-Altar Society and the church Finance Committee. She also served the church as a lector and usher and St. Wendelin Schools as a former member of the its Advisory Committee, Parish Council and organizer of its Music Boosters.

She currently served as vice president of the Board of United Way, vice-chair of the board of Fostoria Chapter American Red Cross, past president of Altrusa of Fostoria; former memer of Altrusa District Board and former Camp Fire leader.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with the rosary recited at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools, the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.


 

HILDRETH A. TUTTLE

FOSTORIA -- Hildreth A. Tuttle, 63, of 1312 Laurel Drive, Fostoria, died at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 15, 1936, in North Carolina to Winston and Mattie Benson. She married Robert J. Tuttle on Jan. 1, 1956, and they were divorced.

Surviving are a live-in companion, John V. McClish, Fostoria; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Theresa) Smith, Lowell, Mich.; one son, William of Bowling Green; three grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Beatty, Wilmington, N.C.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Boyd Benson.

Mrs. Tuttle retired in 1993 after working 19 years at the Fostoria Credit Union.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

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

 


 

EARL E. TANNER

MCCUTCHENVILLE -- Funeral services for Earl E. Tanner, 90, of McCutchenville, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, the Rev. Roy Howell officiating. Burial will be in McCutchenville Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Tanner died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born Aug. 14, 1909, in Wyandot County to Fred and Julia (Gintert) Tanner. He married Marjorie C. Heilman on March 3, 1934, and she died Sept. 5, 1999.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Loretta) Machir, Fostoria; Mrs. Ronald (Jan) Snyder, Rawson; Mrs. Lloyd (Judy) Seymour, Columbus; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frederick of McCutchenville; Dale of Vanlue; and two sisters, Kathyrn Mahoney, Sunbury; Louise Pahl, Carey.

He also was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Tanner was a retired farmer and formerly worked at American Standard in Tiffin.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, McCutchenville.

He was a 50-year member of Wyandot Lodge #314 F&AM, a life member of William Myers #196 Order of Eastern Star and social member of Sycamore American Legion Post 250, all in McCutchenville.

Mr. Tanner was a former member of the Seneca County Fair Board, a member of the Seneca County Horseman's Association and the Mohawk High School Hall of Fame, Class of 1999.

He was a member of North Central Ohio Colt Circuit, Wyandot County Historical Society, Mohawk Historical Society and was instrumental in starting the Little League baseball program in McCutchenville.

He also bred, broke and raced his own horses.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Church of Christ, McCutchenville Community Center or Overland Inn, McCutchenville.

 



Virginia A. Thompson
Fostoria homemaker

Virginia A. Thompson, 73, formerly of East Tiffin St., Fostoria, died at 6:17 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

Mrs. Thompson was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Findlay to Roscoe and Almettie (Woods) St. Myer. On May 30, 1953, in Paintsville, Ky., she married Frank C. Thompson. He died Oct. 8, 1995.

Surviving are: two sons David of Elkart, Ind., and Kenneth of Fostoria; five sisters, Edith Yates and Barbara Main both of Findlay, Janette Laney of Fostoria, Janice Dillon of Bettsville, and Rose Balsley of Carson City, Nev.

Preceding her in death were brothers Bill, Bob and Jerry St. Myer; sisters Leahabelle St. Myer and Carolyn Radabaugh.

She was a 1944 graduate of Findlay High School and a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in the Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia.

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

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

 



Ines C. Trevino
Fostoria school employee

Ines C. Trevino, 50, of 442 S. Monroe St., died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, in the emergency room of the Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

He was born July 28, 1949, in Laredo, Texas, to Cornelio and Josefina (Cardenas) Trevino. He married Diane Sperow Oct. 25, 1965, in the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Bascom.

He is survived by his wife; his mother of Laredo, Texas; a son, Barry Trevino of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs. Christopher (Beth) Boehler of Tiffin, Mrs. Clark (Amy) Hubbard of Pax River, Md., and Mrs. Michael (Lori) Dempsey of Toledo; three brothers, Cornelio Jr., Geraldo and Efrain, all of Laredo, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Josefina) Devine of Jacksonville, Fla., and Margareta Rodriquez of Laredo; and five grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a twin brother, Cayetano, and an infant brother.

He was in the U. S. Army 1966-1969; was a 1977 graduate of Terra Technical College with an associate in applied science, mechanical engineering; attended Heidelberg College; and was a boiler operator/custodian in the Fostoria Community Schools;

a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Mary Catholic Church; St. Joseph Church Choir; and Tiffin Eagles Aerie 402.

The rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Monday with funeral Mass following at 10:30 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with the United Veterans Council conducting the graveside service.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

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

 


NICHOLAS A. STAHL

WEST MILLGROVE -- Funeral services for Nicholas A. "Nick" Stahl, 16, of 6457 N. Main St., West Millgrove, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Bob Neuhard officiating. Burial will be in Bradner Cemetery, Wood County.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Stahl died Wednesday evening, Dec. 8, 1999 in Hatton.

He was born Oct. 4, 1983 in Bowling Green to Tina M. and Richard L. Stahl Sr. His mother survives him in North Baltimore, and his father and step-mother, Christina Stahl, survive him in West Millgrove.

He is also survived by two brothers, Richard L. Jr. of West Millgrove; and Lucas W. of Fostoria; two sisters, Jodi Brian, Pemberville; and Katie Lopishok, Helena; a stepbrother, T.J. Kimble of West Millgrove; and two step sisters, Chelsea and Brooke Kimble, both of West Millgrove.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Chrystal E. Stahl.

Mr. Stahl was a 10th grade student at Elmwood High School.

He was a member of Fostoria Emergency Corp.

Memorials may be made to the Stahl Family in care of the funeral home.

Mr. Stahl died from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

 


Frances E. Schumm
Ohio Bell retiree

Frances E. Schumm, 80, 182 St. Francis Ave., died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in St. Francis Home.

She was born in Tiffin Jan. 10, 1919, to Herman J. and Kathryn E. (Dowdell) Schumm. She had never married.

Survivors include: a brother, Richard L. Schumm of Fostoria; two sisters, Gertrude E. Perko of Parma and Mrs. James M. (Margaret) Deats of Tiffin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A 1937 graduate of Calvert High School, Miss Schumm had been employed as an operator for Ohio Bell for 44 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society; the Telephone Pioneers of America and St. Francis Auxiliary.

She served as a volunteer for Mercy Hospital, the Gray Ladies and Tel-Care, the American Red Cross and at Bloodmobiles.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. James K. Say officiating. The rosary will be recited at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Calvert High School, the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


SHIRLEY A. (Vitt) SMITH

Funeral services for Shirley Ann Smith, 64, of 1800 Cherry Lane, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Richard Krcal officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mrs. Smith died at 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born Sept. 3, 1935 in Arcadia to Edward and Eula (Ritter) Vitt. She married Harold "Hoke" Smith on Sept. 19, 1954 and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, Gary of Findlay; three daughters, Cindy Ernest, Terri Oates and Kathy Knox, all of Findlay; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Tom, Terry, Dan and Mike Vitt, all of Fostoria; two sisters, Nancy Little and Carol Kauffman, both of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Vitt.

Mrs. Smith was a surgical technician.

Memorials may be made to Blanchard Valley School, designated to the "Fun Fest," in care of Sondra Baumgardner, 1700 E. Sandusky St.

 


CLEADUS L. STAINBROOK

Funeral services for Cleadus Leon Stainbrook, 100, of 1227 S. Blanchard St., will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, the Rev. Mark E. Brodbeck officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, and for an hour before the services Friday at the church.

Mr. Stainbrook died at 11:23 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born March 10, 1899 in Kansas to William and Laura (Yoakum) Stainbrook. He married Mildred Smith on April 27, 1924, and she died June 21, 1975. He married Margaret L. Cain on May 26, 1990, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vincent (Mary Lou) Derr, Wharton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard (Marie L.) Peace, Van Buren; a stepson, John W. Cain, Findlay; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathryn Dull, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a stepdaughter, Barbara Byrd; two grandchildren; a step-grandchild; two brothers, Ralph and George; and a sister, Ruth Stainbrook.

Mr. Stainbrook was a former welder at Nye's Implement, Fostoria.

He was a lifelong member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria, and a current member of First Lutheran Church, Findlay. He also was a member of Findlay Moose Lodge 698.

Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 


F. Bruce Theobald Sr.
Fostoria insurance agency co-owner

F. Bruce Theobald Sr., 88, of Van Buren Street, Fostoria, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

He was born in Napoleon, March 25, 1911, to Franklin A. and Laura (Belknap) Theobald. His wife, Mary Arline (Boyer) Theobald, whom he married in Henry County, died March 14, 1969. He later married Thelma Barber, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Bruce Theobald Jr. of Port Clinton; and two grandchildren.

A daughter, Laurel Ann Van Sickle; and a sister, Helen Parker, also are deceased.

Mr. Theobald, a graduate of Napoleon High School, the Ohio State University and the Ohio State School of Law, worked in legal practice in Napoleon for several years before moving to Fostoria in 1949, where he became a partner in the Kinn and Theobald Agency, dealing in insurance and real estate. He retired in 1989.

A former member of the Fostoria Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Valley Creek Lodge and Elks 935, all of Fostoria.

Also a member of the Fostoria Country Club, he was an avid golfer, having been the Fostoria Country Club champion in 1950, 1962 and 64.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. R. Edson Reed officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to a local Hospice organization.

Information gathered by William Cline