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1999-Obits - U, V, W, X, Y & Z

James Ulman

Nella C. VanSant

Laurel Ann Van Sickle

Joseph Vegso Jr.

Carolyn L. Wagner

Florence E. Wagner

Gladys Mae Walter

Richard C. 'Peck' Walter Sr.

Mabel G. Warren

MARK E. WASSON

Clayton "Woody" Watkins

John Paul Weaks

Elmer N. Welly

Jacy L. Weltle

Harriet G. West

Rogard E. Westenbarger

Iva Minnetta Whiteman

Larry O. White Sr.


Viola Whitten

Eugene E. Wilch

Rose E. Wilhelm

Eliza R. Payne-Williams

Theodore A. ''Ted'' Williams

Helen M. Wolf

Ellaline 'Peg' Wolfarth

Terry Wolfarth

Mary 'Joan' Wolph

Helen M. Woodruff-Yocum

James B. 'Jim' Youngston

 

James Ulman
Former Fostoria Resident

Word has been received or the death of James Ulman 76, Phoenix, Ariz. He died Nov. 25, 1999.

He was born in Fostoria. He married Rita Ulman

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Nelson; a son Clarence Ulman; a brother, Joseph Ulman; and three grandchildren.

Mr Ullman retired as a school teacher in Cartwright School District.

Services were conducted at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Glendale, Ariz.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. fFlower St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85015


Nella C. VanSant
Fostoria homemaker

Nella C. VanSant, 83, of Walnut Street, Fostoria, died at her daughter's home in Fostoria at 12:05 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999.

She was born in Bloomdale July 10, 1915, to Frank and Lois (Decker) Mellott. On June 5, 1937, in Bloomdale, she married Lester A. VanSant. He died Oct. 10, 1993.

Survivors include: two daughters, Nancy Gregg of Camarillo, Calif., and Sue Gillig of Fostoria; a brother, Ray Mellott of Findlay; four sisters, Mrs. Mark (Gladys) Wasson, Mrs. Wilbur (Lucille) Babcock and Hazel Easley, all of Bloomdale, and

Ruth Noel of Arcadia; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Three brothers, Merrill, Harold and Herbert Mellott, and a grandchild, Rachael Mae Gregg, also are deceased.

A homemaker, Mrs. VanSant was a 1932 graduate of Arcadia High School.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and its Westminster Circle of Kings Daughters, Pathfinders Sunday school class, Breans Group, United Methodist Women and Shepherd Center. She was named the United Methodist Women of the Year in 1997.

She also was a member of Fostoria Chapter 94, Order of Eastern Star, Fostoria Historical Society and the Fostoria Glass Association.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will officiate at the 1:30 p.m. Wednesday service in the High Street United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church Elevator Fund.

 


Joseph Vegso Jr.
National Electrical Carbon retiree

Joseph Vegso Jr., 84, of Glenwood Avenue, Fostoria, died in the Fostoria Community Hospital Sunday evening, Aug. 8, 1999.

He was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Hollister to Joseph and Sophia (Teka) Vegso Sr. His wife, Vivian E. (Koontz) Vegso, whom he married June 7, 1947, in Tiffin, survives in Fostoria.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Vegso, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired from National Electrical Carbon Corp. in 1977, after 30 years of employment. He was a member of the Fostoria Eagles Club.

Graveside services in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, are at 2 p.m. today, with the Rev. Edmond Zickefoose officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Home Health Care.

 


Richard C. 'Peck' Walter Sr.
Fostoria businessman

Richard C. ''Peck'' Walter Sr. died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in North Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Bascom to Joseph T. and Lula (Feasel) Walter, who are deceased. He married Connie Walter March 28, 1945, in Napoleon. She survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Richard C. Walter Jr. of New London; a daughter, Cathy A. Bostwick of Cape Coral, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a brother, Mark A. Walter of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph ''Lefty'' Walter Jr.

Mr. Walter was the former owner of Walter (now Wagner) Lincoln Mercury for 26 years, retiring in June 1988. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion, Hill Top Club, Kiwanis Club, St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Wendelin Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Arcadia.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus service will take place at 5.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

 


John Paul Weaks
Fostoria resident

John Paul Weaks, 36, of 259 E. Crocker St., Fostoria, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

He was born May 30, 1962, in Fostoria, to Paul and Janet (Ray) Weaks. His mother survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Milum of Kenton, Mrs. Cheryl Talbert of Englewood, Fla., Mrs. Jodi Veliquette and Ms. Penny Weaks, both of Fostoria; and a brother, Terry Weaks of Harrisburg, Pa.

His father; and a sister, Mrs. Karen Bohanon, are deceased.

Mr. Weaks, who had attended Fostoria High School, was active in various local charities.

Private memorial services will be at a later date.

The Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice or to the Kidney Foundation, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 


Harriet G. West
Fostoria resident

Harriet G. West, 74, of McDougal St., Fostoria, died at 9:08 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at Mercy Hospital, Tiffin. She was born June 1, 1924 in Dayton to Henry and Rosezella (Fowler) Anderson. She first married Harold M. Knight on Jan. 13, 1945 in Dyton; he died March 25, 1968. She then married Cooper West on Jan. 13, 1969 in New Jersey, and he survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Harold G. Knight of Reno, NV.; a daughter, Mrs. Chrisman ''Rosetta'' McQueary of New Philidelphia; two brothers, Harry Anderson of Venice, FL., and Lawrence Anderson of Dayton; Mildred and Sally Curtner, Geraldine Florance, all of Dayton, and Rosemary Fahrback of Xenia; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her parents; first husband; three brothers, Marion, Calvin and Stanley Anderson; and two sisters, Bernice Bevard and Fern Clifford.

Mrs. West retired in 1961 from General Motors in Dayton; she also managed the Stonegate Apartments in Fostoria and was a homemaker. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria. Memberships included: past president and life member VFW post 69 Ladies Auxiliary; Fostoria American Legion 73; AMVETS 69; Eagles 430; Viet Nam Vet 69 Ladies Auxiliarys; Past recorder for the Seneca County Board of Elections; Sec/Tres. for the Memorial Day Services at the area cemeteries (Fostoria/Arcadia).

The Rev. Russell Gumm will officiate the 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 service at the First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

 


Theodore A. ''Ted'' Williams
Retired railroad agent

Theodore A. ''Ted'' Williams, 84, of South Drive, Fostoria, Ohio, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Arcadia, Ohio, to Arthur and Marjorie (Ebersole) Williams. Both are deceased. He married LaVera M. Faber on July 27, 1936, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Robert E. Williams of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty E.) Alge of Norwalk, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Opal Williams of Toledo.

A son, Darrell Williams, and a daughter, Shirley Hanchin, are de- ceased.

Mr. Williams was a 1932 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Ohio State University. He had retired in 1976 after 41 yearsas an ''agent'' for Chessie System Railroad. A member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, he was an honorary life member of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council 1197, Fostoria, where he served two terms as Grand Knight. He also was an honorary life member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Fr. Raymond Kirsch Assembly 845, Fostoria.

The funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church where a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Parish Cemetery, Alvada, Ohio.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. There will be a Christian wake service at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and the Fourth Degree Honor Guard will take place from 7-9 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the dialysis unit of Fostoria Community Hospital or the donor's choice.

 


Mary 'Joan' Wolph
Carbon Credit Union employee

Mary ''Joan'' Wolph, 77, formerly of 930 Springville Ave., currently St. Catherine's, Fostoria, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born March 1, 1921, in Fostoria to Edmund B. and Corinne H. (Bisner) Lonsway, both deceased. On June 28, 1941 she married George R. Wolph in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Thomas Wolph of California; two daughters, Sharyn Huffman of Pennsylvania and Cecelia Tasker of Fostoria; four brothers, Wilfred Lonsway of Fostoria, Eugene Lonsway of Ashland, Gerald Lonsway of Tennessee and Donald Lonsway of North Carolina; three sisters, Rita Snodgrass of Paulding, Marie Elchert of Upper Sandusky and Erma McGrain of New Riegel; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were three sisters, Norma Lehmann, Lucille Yeager and Katherine Opp; and a granddaughter.

Mrs. Wolph was a 1939 graduate of St. Wendelin High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for Carbon Employee's Credit Union, Fostoria. Memberships included St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Fostoria Women's Club.

The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 6-9 tonight in Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A Christian Wake service will be at 8:30. The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church.

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

 


Rogard E. Westenbarger
Fostoria resident

Rogard E. Westenbarger, 79, of 438 E. Tiffin St., Fostoria, died at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 1999. He was born July 20, 1919 to Leo and Arrah (Reynolds) Westenbarger.

Surviving include: four sons, Reynold E. Westenbarger of Fostoria, Daryl L. Westenbarger of Guyton, GA., Jamie L. Westenbarger of St. Pete, FL., and Mark A. Westenbarger of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Rebecca) Lawless of Helena, OH., Cheryl Westenbarger of Toledo, and JoLynn Geren of Fostoria; a companion, Velma Green of Fostoria; 16 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Mr. Westenbarger was a tool and die maker for Excello of Fostoria for 27 years and retired in 1981. He was a member of the VFW and AMVETS of Fostoria.

The funeral services and burial are private. There will be no visitation.

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

 


Carolyn L. Wagner
General Dynamics retiree/homemaker

Carolyn L. Wagner, 68, of North Union Street, Fostoria, died at 3:35 a.m.Monday, March 8, 1999, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

She was born in Fostoria, June 11, 1930, to the late Gilbert and Leona (Koepfer) Reinhart. On Sept. 6, 1952, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, she married Paul W. Wagner, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Charles W. Wagner of Spencerville; three daughters, Mrs. T.J. (Ann) Sacksteder and Mrs. Reggie (Jane) Scifers, both of Fostoria and Mrs. Michael (Marty) Morehouse of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Lois Roth of Hoffmann Estates, Ill. and Mrs. Dennis (Sandra) Kitchen of Troy, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren.

A brother, Wayne G. Reinhart, is deceased.

Mrs. Wagner, a homemaker, retired in 1986 from the engineering department of General Dynamics in Lima.

A 1948 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, where was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, the Circle of Mercy, Daughters of Isabella and the K of C Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a former member of the church choir and the Glass City Chapter of Sweet Adelines and had served as a former Camp Fire leader.

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

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Rosary conducted by the Circle of Mercy of the church will be at 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Education Foundation.

 


Jacy L. Weltle
Former Weltle Motors co-owner

Jacy L. Weltle, 92, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, March 12, 1999, at her home at 12531 W. Hughes St., Fostoria.

She was born in Memphis, Mo., Oct. 30, 1906, to Samuel and Nydia May (Goldsberry) Grabowski. Her husband, Raymond C. Weltle, whom she married April 30, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., died July 15, 1978.

Survivors include: a brother, William F. Grabowski of Memphis, Mo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Young of Joplin, Mo. and Mrs. Merlin (Stella Fern) Sims of Phoenix, Ariz.

Also preceding her in death were: four brothers, Raymond L., Ernest, Charles and Julion Grabowski; and five sisters, Mrs. Jessie Sallenbach, Mrs. Fay Martin, Helen McCoy, Vada Mallet and Ada Grabowski.

Mrs. Weltle was the co-owner, with her husband, of Weltle Motors-American Motors Dealership (now Paul Cole Motors), Fostoria, and also head of its parts department. She was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus.

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

Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 


Ellaline 'Peg' Wolfarth
Fostoria Resident

Ellaline "Peg" Wolfarth, 81, of U.S. 23 North, Fostoria, Ohio, died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay, Ohio.

She was born March 13, 1918, to Otto and Jennie (Derickson) Barnes. On Nov. 22, 1939, she married William J. Wolfarth in Fostoria, Ohio.

Survivors include: Vee Needles of Fostoria and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, brother, Howard Barnes, and sister, Oral Clevenger.

Mrs. Wolfarth, a 1936 graduate of Fostoria High School, retired in 1963 after 26 years in the Copy Prep. Dept. of Gray Printing Co., Fostoria. She was member the Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God in Fostoria.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with Rev. Donald Goodwin and Rev. Kip Gilts officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arcadia.

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

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

 


Iva Minnetta Whiteman
Former Allied Signal employee

Former Fostoria resident Iva Minnetta Whiteman, 86, of 24 Westwood Court, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in St. Catherine's of Tiffin.

She was born in Tiffin, Nov. 26, 1912, to William H. and Minnie Mae (McCormick) Shutt. Her first husband, Wilmer F. Walters, whom she married April 22, 1939, died Sept. 9, 1941. She later married Charles Lee Aug. 2, 1941. He died in February 1968. On May 15, 1976, she married Charles R. Whiteman, who died in April 1984.

Survivors include: a stepson, Elwood Lee of Fremont; a stepdaughter, LaVonne Bivens of Tiffin; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Three brothers, Oliver, Owen and Forrest Shutt; and four sisters, Flossie Connor, Marjorie Zoll, Alverta Hoover and Emma Smith, are deceased.

Mrs. Whiteman, a graduate of Bloomville High School, had been employed at AlliedSignal in Fostoria for 17 years as a machine operator.

She was a member of the Fostoria Church of the Nazarene.

Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Mark Lafferty officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation at the funeral home will be noon-1 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to the Heart or Cancer Fund.

 


Florence E. Wagner
Fostoria Autolite retiree

Florence E. Wagner, 83, of West Center Street, Fostoria, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 20, 1916, at Benton Ridge to Fredrick and Martha (Neiffer) Roberts. She married Claude H. Wagner in September 1932 in Greenup, Ky. He died June 23, 1972.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Biddle of Fostoria; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Carlton and Fredrick Roberts; and a sister, Blanche Burks.

Mrs. Wagner retired in 1984 from Autolite Corp. (now Allied Signal Corporation), after 40 years' employment.

She was active in church activities, a member of the Naomi Circle; worked in the Fostoria Sharing Kitchen, and donated her time as a Good Shepherd Home volunteer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the High Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church.

 


Mabel G. Warren
Fostoria homemaker

Mabel G. Warren, 90, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born in Beaverdam Jan. 28, 1909, to Samuel and Cora (Coats) Long. On Feb. 23, 1929, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she married Herman G. Warren. He died Dec. 25, 1967.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Danny (Nancy) Pelton of Fostoria and Mrs. Ray (Jean) Griffith of Dover; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were five brothers, James, William, George and Donald Long and Howard Carter; a sister, Velma Lee; and two grandchildren.

A homemaker, Mrs. Warren attended the United Brethren Church in Fostoria.

Services will be private and there will be no visitation. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home Activity Center.

The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

 


Viola Whitten
Retired Essex Wire employee

Viola Whitten, 82, of Columbus Ave., Fostoria, formerly of Buckley Street, died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria. She was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Boonsville, Ky., to Granville and Fairendia (Spencer) Johnson. On April 6, 1940, she married Elmore E. Whitten. He died Feb. 5, 1974.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Marlene) Elioff of Pickerington; a brother, George Johnson of Indiana; two sisters, Loraine Thomas and Ruth Thomas, both of Cincinnati; and a grandchild, Mrs. Joe (Angela) Elioff-Grasso of New Jersey.

Preceding her in death were: parents; husband; a brother, Everett Johnson; and a sister, Ellen Taylor.

Mrs. Whitten retired from the Essex Wire Co. of Carey. A member of the Fostoria Baptist Church, Fostoria; VFW Ladies Auxiliary; and Geary Family YMCA, she also loved swimming and gardening.

The Rev. David Chapman will officiate the 11 a.m. Monday service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Greenville Cemetery, Columbus.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Baptist Church.

 


Clayton "Woody" Watkins

Obits not available at this time

 


Helen M. (Woodruff)-Yocum
Fostoria homemaker

Helen M. Woodruff-Yocum, 82, of 240 Hissong St., Fostoria, died in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, at 12:22 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 1999.

She was born in Fostoria, March 12, 1917. Her husband, Ervin Woodruff, whom she married in September 1934, died in July 1952. She later married James Yocum, and he also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a son, Ervin H. Woodruff Jr. of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Nolan (Judy) Carman of Brea, Calif.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Yocum was a homemaker.

The Rev. David P. Chapman of the Fostoria Baptist Church, will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday graveside service in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Dry Haven, 217 W. Center St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 


Eugene E. Wilch
Tiffin resident's father

Eugene E. Wilch, 83, of South Main Street, Fostoria, was killed at 12:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at the CSX railroad crossing in Fostoria.

He was born April 22, 1916, in Jenera to Edward and Adeline (Heldman) Wilch. He was raised by his father and stepmother, Lucinda Featheringill.

He was first married to Ruth Lanagan; they were divorced. He married Dorothy L. Crawford Sept. 22, 1948, in Bowling Green. She died July 17, 1996.

Surviving are: a son, Edward Wilch of Fostoria; three daughters, Patricia S. Westfall and Carol A. Wilch, both of Georgia, and Mrs. Paul (Linda) Tiell of Tiffin; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Wilch; and a brother, Gerald Wilch.

He was a 1934 graduate of Arlington High School; a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria; retired in 1979 from Ex-cello Co.; a maintenance person at Hope Lutheran Church; worked at Duffield Motors in Fostoria; and was a Greyhound bus driver.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Richard E. Hofmann officiating. Burial will be in Knoll Crest Cemetery near Arcadia.

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

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

 


Helen M. Wolf
Rural Fostoria farm wife

Helen M. Wolf, 79, of W. TR 34, Fostoria, died in St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.

She was born in Seneca County, May 19, 1920, to John and Flo (Hastings) Shaferly. Her husband, Kenneth Wolf, whom she married Aug. 17, 1941, in Bascom, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two sons, Charles Wolf of Tiffin and Gary Wolf of Milan; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Jean) Johnson of Millersville and Eileen Wolf of Findlay; a brother, Harlan Shaferly of Alvada; and five grandchildren.

A brother, Wayne Shaferly, is deceased.

Mrs. Wolf, a farm wife, was a 1938 graduate of New Riegel High School.

Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Gary Staats officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, near Kansas, Ohio.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3178 N. Republic Blvd., Suite 4, Toledo, OH 43615 or the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 5122 Heatherdowns Blvd, Suite 103, Toledo, OH 43614.

 


Larry O. White Sr.
B&O Railroad retiree

Larry O. White Sr., 59, of Sandusky Street, Fostoria, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo. He was born Nov. 16, 1940, to Columbus and Dorothy M. (Morris) White Jr. They are deceased.

Surviving are a companion, Kathy Bates of Fostoria; four sons, Christopher Thompson, Myron Bates, Tim White and Larry White Jr., all of Fostoria; two brothers, Dennis White of Washington and Stanley White of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Cynthia White of Lima and Delores Cousins of Fostoria; and six grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Tim White, and a sister, Gerri White.

Mr. White was a 1958 graduate of Lima Central High School and retired from the B&O Railroad.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will officiate the 11 a.m., Monday service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation hours will be 10-11 a.m., prior to the service, Monday at the funeral home.

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

 


MARK E. WASSON

BLOOMDALE -- Mark E. Wasson, 89, of 338 Beall Drive, Bloomdale, died at 2:06 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born July 5, 1910 in Cass Township to William A. and Alta (Mincks) Wasson. He married Gladys B. Mellott on Oct. 5, 1935 in Washington Township, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard "Dick," Paul D., both of Bloomdale; two daughters, Mrs. Stan (Janet) Zak, Canton; Mrs. Randy (Jo Ann) Carns, Temperance, Mich.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elda Treier, Findlay.

Mr. Wasson was a farmer.

He was a 1928 graduate of Bloomdale High School.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Bloomdale, the Bloomdale Commercial Club and the Sugar Beet Grower's Association, Findlay District.

He was the co-founder of the Hancock Hybrids Association. He won the Soil Conservation Award from the State of Ohio in 1975. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Revs. Neil Foster and Calvin Wise officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloomdale.

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

Memorials may be made to the church or the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio.

 

 


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Helen M. Woodruff-Yocum
Fostoria homemaker

Helen M. Woodruff-Yocum, 82, of 240 Hissong St., Fostoria, died in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, at 12:22 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 1999.

She was born in Fostoria, March 12, 1917. Her husband, Ervin Woodruff, whom she married in September 1934, died in July 1952. She later married James Yocum, and he also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a son, Ervin H. Woodruff Jr. of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Nolan (Judy) Carman of Brea, Calif.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Yocum was a homemaker.

The Rev. David P. Chapman of the Fostoria Baptist Church, will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday graveside service in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Dry Haven, 217 W. Center St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 


James B. 'Jim' Youngston
Salesman

James B. "Jim" Youngston, 55, of 515 Glenview Drive, Fostoria, died in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, at 4:17 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999.

He was born in Fostoria March 27, 1944, to James B. and Donna M. (Lewis) Youngston, who survive in Fostoria. His wife, Bronwyn (Morgan) Youngston, whom he married June 27, 1964, in the Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two sons, Jamie Youngston of Durand, Mich., and Christian Youngston of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. John (Shannon) Schuld of Fostoria; two brothers, David Youngston of Columbia Station and William Youngston of Houston, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Ron (Teri) Fry of Michigan City, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Youngston, a 1962 graduate of Fostoria High School, had been employed as a salesman for 34 years.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Elks Lodge 935, Fostoria Athletic Boosters and the Hilltop Club, all of Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. A wake service will be at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.

 



Terry Wolfarth
Former Fostoria resident

Terry Wolfarth, 40, of Tuscon, AZ., formerly of Fostoria, died Sunday morning, December 5, 1999, in Tuscon, after a long illness with Diabetes. He was born Oct. 4, 1959 in Fostoria to Harvey and Patricia (Howard) Wolfarth, his mother survives in Tuscon.

Other survivors include: a brother, Kim Wolfarth of Tuscon, AZ.

Preceded in death were: his father; and a brother, Michael Wolfarth.

Mr. Wolfarth was a 1978 graduate of Catalina High School, attended The University of Arizona, and Pima Community College. He was a graduate of Elva May Florist School of Fullerton, CA. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tuscon.

Private family visitation will take place Monday at Hoening Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation and funeral services were also held in Tuscon, AZ.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are being handled by Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

 


Rose E. Wilhelm
Former Fostoria resident

Rose E. Wilhelm, 95, formerly of Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died at 3:17 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born June 7, 1904, to Jacob and Anna (Ringler) Mehr. She married Gilbert C. Wilhelm Nov. 17, 1923, in Cleveland.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Appell and Mrs. Ivan (Marjorie) Maurer, both of Fostoria; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died Aug. 5, 1967, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Wilhelm was a homemaker; a member of Hope Lutheran Church; Kings Daughters-Silver Star Circle.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Carl Kessler and the Rev. Richard Hofmann officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the Hope Lutheran Church Organ Fund or the Habitat for Humanity.

 


Laurel Ann Van Sickle
Former Fostoria resident

Laurel Ann Van Sickle, 57, formerly of Fostoria, died at 4:49 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at her residence at 5161 Eppino Lane, Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was born Dec. 26, 1941, in Napoleon, to Bruce Theobald Sr. who survives in Fostoria and the late Mary Arline (Boyher) Theobald. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard Van Sickle.

Survivors also include: two sons, Andrew Van Sickle of Zephyrhills and Scott Van Sickle of Temple Terrace, Fla.; and a brother, Bruce Theobald Jr. of Port Clinton.

Mrs. Van Sickle was employed as a social worker at the VA hospital in Tampa, Fl.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with the Rev. R. Edson Reed of the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, officiating.

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to a local Hospice organization.

 


Gladys Mae Walter
Retired beautician

Gladys Mae Walter, 80, of 681 N. Center St., Bascom, died at 12:11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born in Cincinnati Jan. 26, 1919, to Walter and Bertha (Klingelhoffer) Lusk. Her husband of 60 years, C. Robert Walter, whom she married July 25, 1939, in Fremont, survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robert C. Walter of Bronson, Mich., and Denny L. Walter of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. George (Judy) Hossler of Fostoria; three sisters, Dorothy Bordner of Tiffin, Mrs. John (Alice) Mohrman of Woodville and Mrs. Delmar (Nora Lee) Kruse of South Carolina; a brother, Donald Lusk of Genoa; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Harold and Chester Lusk; and a sister, Bertha; also are deceased.

Mrs. Walter was employed for 14 years as an assembly line worker at Autolite in Fostoria until 1962. She later retired as both beautician and owner of the Beauty Spot in Bascom.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Bascom.

The Rev. Roy B. Howell will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Monday service in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sandridge Cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association-Seneca County.

 


Elmer N. Welly
City of Fostoria retiree

Elmer N. Welly, 73, of 433 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 9:33 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Seneca County, to Joseph and Mathilda (Kirian) Welly. On July 16, 1965, in Fostoria, he married Doris Geren. She died Oct. 25, 1988.

Surviving are: three sisters, Florence Foltz and Mary Doogs, both of Fostoria, and Emma Welch of Fredericktown; and a brother, Alfred L. Welly of Fostoria.

Also preceding him in death were a son, Jamie Welly; two brothers, Raymond and Eugene Welly; and three sisters, Rose and Helen Reiter and Rita Hemminger.

Mr. Welly, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1989 from the City of Fostoria, after 23 years with the Water and Sewer Department. He previously worked at Riegel Foods in New Riegel.

He was a member of American Legion Post 73, Eagles Aerie 430 and the Fostoria United Sportsman Club, all of Fostoria.

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

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where Eagles memorial services will be at 7.

Memorials may be made to St Jude's Hospital or St. Wendelin's School Bus Fund.


Eliza R. Payne-Williams
Infant daughter

Eliza R. Payne-Williams, 32-day-old daughter of Penny R. Payne and Leonard J. Williams of 310 Elwood Ave., Fostoria, died at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in the Toledo Hospital, where she was born Nov. 22, 1999.

Survivors include her parents; paternal grandfather, Dewitte Woodson of Toledo; maternal grandmother, Toy Barbara Grant of Fostoria; paternal grandmother, Teresa Jordan of Toledo; and four siblings, Marlan, Marcel and Marqui Payne and Brittani Landen, all of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Clarence R. Payne.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Derick Morant officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

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

Information gathered by William Cline