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MAIN, PARKER RYAN

MAIN, YVONNE L.

MAURER, LUCY E.

MASSILLO, L.J.

MATZ, KENNETH L.

McALEVY, EVELYN M.

McCLUNG, CHARLENE M.

McCOOL, SANDRA L.


McDOWELL, EDITH M.

McENTIRE-HOLLIN, RUTHANN

McKINNON, ROBERT F.

McKinnon, Harold R.

McHaffie, Linda Diane

McLAUGHLIN, KATHRYN R.

MENDEZ, JESUS A.

MERGENTHALER, MILDRED M.

MESSMER, EDWARD I.

Meyer, Louis J.

MEYERS, PATRICIA C.

MICHAELS, JEREMIAH

Might, Mabel L.


Miller, Ethel B.

MILLER, FRANCIS N.

MILLER, LOMA I.

Miller, Richard


MILLER, WILLIAM R.

MONDAY, CLARA L.


MOREHART, SAMUEL E., SR.

MOSHER, REX A.

MOSS, LUTHER E.


MULLHOLAND, RUTH

MUNOZ, MARJORIE ANN

Myers, Blake A.

Myers, Clarence, Sr.

MYERS, NORMA JANE


MYERS, ROBERT J.

NEDERHOUSER, FREDA M.


NEEDLES, CATHERINE

Neikirk, Jeremiah

NELLER, ELAINE

NEUMAN, NORMA E.

Nighswander, Dorothy

NISSLEY, JANETTE J.


NUNGESTER, LARRY F.

NUSSER, MARIANNE E.

NYE, ALICE V.


NYE-STAHL, ALLISON NICOLE

NYE, CYRIL M., JR.

NYE, RICHARD B.

OPITZ, HERBERT H.

ORWIG, NANCY (SHUPE)



Miller, Richard

FOSTORIA -- Richard Arthur Miller, 89, of 3113 County Road 330, Fostoria, died at 11:36 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

Mr. Miller was born April 6, 1911 in Wood County to Harley and Maude (Billingsly) Miller. He married Oletha Pearl Hottle on June 12, 1937, and she died Oct. 7, 1992.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Lana K.) Dickman, Fostoria; a son, Lamar H. of Fostoria; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille Winters, Lansing, Mich.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Russell.

Mr. Miller was a retired Washington Township farmer.

He was a member of Enon Valley Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, the Rev. Tom Everett officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church, 20307 U.S. 224, Findlay.


Nighswander, Dorothy

Dorothy M. Nighswander, 87, Tiffin, died at 3:15 p.m. Jan 15, 2001 at Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

She was born July 31,1913 in Fostoria to Gaylord and Eva (Dillery) Russel.

She married Vaughn W. Nighswander in 1933 in Fostoria and he died Aug. 25, 2000.

Surviving are two sons, allen Nighswander, Tiffin; Alton Nighswander, Fostoria; seven grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was proceded in death by two brothers, Earl Russell and Eugene Russell

Mrs. Nighswander was a homemaker and a farmer.

She was a member of Fort Seneca Community United Church of Christ, Eastern Star Chapter 189, Farm Bureau and the Farm Women's Club.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home, Tiffin, the Rev. Barry Bordenkircher. Burial will be in Pleasant Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 Memmorials may be made to the Fort Seneca Community United Church of Christ.


 

Meyer, Louis J.
Farmer/Union Carbide retiree

Louis J. Meyer, 88, a residentof the Independence House, Fostoria, died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Ottawa, Ohio, to Bernard F. and Wilhelmina J. (Rieman) Meyer. His wife, Florence E. (Klausing) Meyer, whom he married Nov. 24, 1938, in Leipsic, Ohio, died May 16, 1989.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald L.and Thomas E. Meyer, both of Fostoria; three daughters, Nancy A. Meyer of Fostoria, Janet L. Meyer and Patricia S. Norris, both of Columbus; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Meyer of Toledo and Bernard Meyer of St. Joseph, Mich.; and two sisters, Freda Schmenk of Sandusky and Harriet Lucke of California.

Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Oscar, William and Franklin Meyer; and a sister, Phyllis Riepenhoff.

Mr. Meyer, a retired lifelong farmer, retired in 1974 from the Union Carbide (now National Electrical Carbon) in Fostoria. He also served as a former police officer in Ypsilanti, Mich.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1197 Third degree, both of Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 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 will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, Seneca County.


Neikirk, Jeremiah
Retired race horse trainer

Jeremiah Neikirk, 94, died at 11:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, where he resided.

He was born May 12, 1906, in Republic, to Lester and Laura (Cole) Neikirk. In June 1932, in Monroe, Mich., he married Helen Lucille Brendle, who preceded him in death March 17, 1985.

Survivors include: a son, William L. Neikirk of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Donna J. Reiter-Best of Oregon, Ohio; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a great-grandchild; two brothers, Ray and Dale Neikirk; and two sisters, Ruth Neikirk and Goldie Ballreich.

Mr. Neikirk, a former Seneca County farmer, also was a self-employed race horse trainer, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the National Trotters Association.

The service will be at 11 am. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Home Building Fund, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, OH 44830.


McKinnon, Harold R.

Harold R. "Mickey" McKinnon, 74, of 144 Cleveland Ave., Carey, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born May 7, 1926, in Carey, to the late Ralph and Inez (Stork) McKinnon. On Jan. 29, 1949, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, he married Betty J. Rex, who survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Ronald of Carey and James of Burnet, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. William (Shirley) Straley of Paulding; seven grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Mabel) Anast of Findlay, Rita Cupp of Carey and Mrs. William (Irene) Hunter of Fostoria.

Also preceding him in death were two infant sisters, Helen and Janet McKinnon.

Mr. McKinnon retired in 1989 after 42 years of service from the National Lime and Stone Co. in Carey. He had worked as a safety foreman for the past 25 years.

A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre, he was a member of American Legion Post 344 and the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, both of Carey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, with the Rev. Benjamin Knopp OFM Conv., as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today in the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where the rosary will be recited at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School, in care of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, Ohio 43316-1169.

 


Might, Mabel L.
Tiffin homemaker

Mabel L. Might, 94, formerly of 620 S. Washington St., died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in the Autumnwood Care Center, where she had resided since July 1986.

She was born Feb. 11, 1907, in Fostoria, to William and Emma (Smith) Wolf. On June 11, 1924, in Monroe County, Mich., she married Millard Might, who is deceased.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. James (Phyllis) Miller of Tiffin; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Wilhemina) Costello of Laguna Hills, Calif.

A son, Jack Might; and three brothers, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Might, a Fostoria High School graduate, was a homemaker.

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

The Rev. Gail Angel will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour before the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Myers, Clarence, Sr.
Fostoian's Father

CAREY -- Clarence E. "Geno" Myers Sr., 78, of 235 Clay St., Carey, died at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born Sept. 23, 1922 in Salem Township, Wyandot County to Harry E. and Sarah Caroline (Carr) Myers. He married Mary A. Kitzler on Jan. 25, 1947 at Our Lady of Consolation Rectory, Carey, and she survives.

Also surviving are seven sons, Donald, Clarence E. Jr., Dwight "Ike," Harry and Tom, all of Carey; Robert "Ed" of Seville, Spain; David of Findlay; three daughters, Mrs. Pat (Janice) Doran and Julia Galvin, both of Carey; Mrs. Ronald (Nancy) Schumm, Fostoria; 29 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Elsie Roynon, Fillmore, Calif.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild; three brothers, Forrest, Russell and Thomas; a sister, Edith Donelson.

Mr. Myers retired in 1987 after 47 years at Porcelain Products, Carey.

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

He was a member of VFW Black-Lamberjack Post 3759, Carey.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, the Rev. Conrad Sutter OFM Conv. officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey, where military rites will be conducted.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and an hour before services Thursday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School or Hospice of Wyandot County in care of the funeral home.


McHaffie, Linda Diane
Allied Signal retiree

Linda Diane McHaffie, 53, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at her home at 110 Lincoln St., Bloomdale.

She was born Aug. 27, 1947, in Fostoria, to Claris "Whitey" and Cleopha "Corky" Rosier. They survive in Fostoria. On Aug. 24, 1974, in the High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, she married Alvin E. "Red" McHaffie. He survives in Bloomdale.

Other survivors include: a son, Scott A. McHaffie of Bloomdale; a stepson, Scott E. McHaffie of Mt. Cory; and a brother, Larry W. Rosier of Fostoria.

Mrs. McHaffie, a 1965 graduate of Fostoria High School, where she played in the band, retired in July 1999 after 25 years as an assembler at the Allied Signal (now Honeywell) in Fostoria.

She was a member of the Foxy Four Square Dance Club and volunteered for BCIA, both of Bloomdale.

The Rev. Dwight Norris will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Saturday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Bridge Hospice or Judy's Kids, all in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, OH 44830.


MILLER, WILLIAM R.

Funeral services for William R. "Bill" Miller, 66, of 904 Country Club Drive, Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Robert Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, where military rites will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Mr. Miller died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 8, 1934 in Lima to George and Leora M. (Weaks) Miller. He married Helen F. Miller on June 8, 1953 in Angola, Ind., and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, William E. of Broad Brook, Conn.; R. Scott of Risingsun; David S. of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Jennifer) Laubhan, Irving, Texas; Mrs. Leonard (Lisa) Novelli, Bloomfield, Conn.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard A. of Dayton.

Mr. Miller was a self-employed insurance agent for 20 years. He also had worked at Fostoria Concrete for 18 years, and raised Wiemeraner dogs.

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

He was a member of American Legion and High Street United Methodist Church, both of Fostoria, and Wiemeraner Club of America.

He was a 1952 Fostoria High School graduate.

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


NYE, RICHARD B.

A Mass of Christian burial for Richard B. Nye, 69, of 2270 Nye Road, Bloomdale, will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Mr. Nye died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 8, 1931 in Bloomdale to Byron W. and Laura (Welly) Nye. He married Clara C. Bentz on June 6, 1953 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Michael of Van Buren; Bill and Dave, both of Bloomdale; three daughters, Sue Ensminger, Findlay; Jan Nye, Fostoria, Linda Wolfe, Bloomdale; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ray (Jean) Bowman, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Edward; two sisters, Betty Feehan, Joan Kramb.

Mr. Nye was a Wood County farmer.

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

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and American Legion Post 888, Columbus. He was a former member of Knights of Columbus, Fostoria.

He was a 1949 graduate of Bloomdale High School.

Memorials may be made to the church or Bridge Hospice.

 


MILLER, LOMA I.

Funeral services for Loma I. Miller, 74, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mrs. Miller died at 8:24 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001 at her residence.

She was born June 30, 1926 in Marion to Charles and Bessie (Worthington) Ball. She married Jay Miller on June 25, 1948 in Bowling Green, and he died March 20, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, Natley Peace and Mrs. Jeff (Doddi) Cramer, both of Fostoria; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Jezeroski, Toledo.

Mrs. Miller retired from Fostoria Community Hospital's dietary department. She also was a waitress at several area restaurants.

She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God, Fostoria; and volunteered at the Sharing Kitchen for many years.

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

 


NYE, CYRIL M., JR.

Cyril M. "Junior" Nye Jr., 77, formerly of New Riegel, died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2001, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

He was born March 9, 1924, in Alvada, to Cyril J. and Germaine (Goshe) Nye Sr. His wife, Bernadine E. (Nye) Nye, whom he married April 8. 1947, in Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: five daughters, Mrs. Norman (Nancy) Boes of Fostoria, Mrs. James (Darlene) Jacoby of Palm City, Fla., Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Zender and Mrs. Don (Margaret) Foster, both of Sycamore and Mrs. Michael (Wanda) Magill of Tiffin; four sons, Robert D. Nye of Adrian, William M. Nye of Melmore, Thomas E. Nye of Republic and Larry R. Nye of Carey; 29 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Carl and Delbert Nye, both of Alvada, Donald Nye of New Riegel and Richard Nye, also of Alvada; and six sisters, Mrs. Luke (Mary Lou) Weinandy of Carey, Idella Reinhart of Fremont, Mrs. Lewis (Eloise) Reinhart of Fostoria, Mrs. Eugene (Donna) Reinhart of Alvada, Mrs. Ralph (Teresa) Szablewski of Tiffin and Mrs. Marvin (Sharon) Hohman of New Riegel.

Two sisters, Berneda Lichtle and Shirley Daniels, are deceased.

Mr Nye, an avid hunter and fisherman, retired in 1987 as a mechanic from Shultz Motor Sales in Tiffin.

He was a member of the following: St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, a 14-year past president of Sandusky River Coon Hunters, past governor of the New Riegel Moose, Catholic Knights of Ohio Branch 52, New Riegel, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, Frenchtown; Dad's VFW, Tiffin, and Pheasants Forever of Seneca County. He was a former member of the Fostoria United Sportsman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Leonard Kistler C.PP.S. officiating. The rosary will be recited at the church at 9:40a.m. Friday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Thursday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. A Christian wake service and CK of O memorial service will take place during a private family visitation on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church or Seneca County Pheasants Forever.

 


MAURER, LUCY E.

Lucy E. Maurer, 76, of 2801 S. Main St., Apt. H-1, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born Jan. 18, 1925 in Seneca County to John W. and Ida B. (Knepper) Good. She married James J. Maurer on April 7, 1951, and they divorced. Surviving are three sons, Martin and Brian, both of Seattle, Wash.; and James of Findlay; a daughter, Susan Leonard, Findlay; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Lowell Good, Lakewood; and two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Ann) Hansen, Huron; and Mrs. David (Lois) Zoll, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Duane, John and James Good; and a sister, Lulu K. Good.

Mrs. Maurer retired after 26 years as a Findlay City Schools elementary teacher.

She was a member of Retired Teachers associations of Hancock County and State of Ohio; First Lutheran Church; Greater Findlay Area Emmaus Community; and Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center Auxiliary. She was a BVRHC volunteer in the Same Day Surgery Department, and worked in the Book Cellar at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at United Church of Christ, Bascom, the Rev. Mark Brodbeck officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Bettsville.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway.

 


NUSSER, MARIANNE E.

Marianne E. Nusser, 71, of 843 N. Main Street, died at 6:03 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center.

She was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Fostoria, to Caples Ash and Kathryn (Stafford) Warner. On July 15, 1950, in Fostoria, she married James E. Nusser. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1976.

Survivors include: sons, James A. and Robert K. Nusser, both of Fostoria; sisters, Barbara Wilder of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Helen Perkins of Hutchinson Island, Fla., and four grandchildren.

Deceased also include a grandchild.

Mrs. Nusser, a homemaker, was a 1947 graduate of Fostoria High School, and had been employed at the Gray Printing Co., and as a cook at the Good Shepherd Home, both in Fostoria. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Services will take place 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home with the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation is 10-11 a.m., prior to the services, Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 405 Madison Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604.

 


 

Miller, Ethel B.

ALVADA -- Ethel B. Miller, 92, of W. U.S. 224, Alvada, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at Taylor House, Findlay.

She was born Aug. 27, 1908 in Seneca County to Henry and Treva (Myers) Heinze. She married Alfred C. Miller on Nov. 28, 1929 in Fort Wayne, Ind., and he died Oct. 17, 1984.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald L. of Findlay; and Roger D. of Risingsun; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert H.; a sister, Cleo Masters; and two brothers, Claire and LaVerne Heinze.

Mrs. Miller worked at Autolite & Screw Co., Fostoria. She was also a farmer and homemaker.

She was a member of West Independence United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for more than 25 years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Lowell Reeder officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, near West Independence.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Myers, Blake A.

FOSTORIA -- Blake A. Myers, 96, of Walnut Street, Fostoria, died at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

He was born June 10, 1904 in Fostoria to Hobert A. and Elizabeth M. (March) Myers. He married Cleo F. Elsea on April 8, 1926 in Bloomdale, and she died Feb. 5, 1984. He then married Helen Lucky on Dec. 6, 1986, and she died April 17, 1989.

Surviving are three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne; a great-grandchild; three brothers, Carl, Floyd and Glen; and four sisters, Ida Cardwell, Bertha McCallister, Nora Smith and Awilda Myers.

Mr. Myers retired from Union Carbide Corp., now National Electrical Carbon Corp.

He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria; and a former member of Fostoria Beautification Committee.

He was a 1923 graduate of Arcadia High School, and a member of its first football team.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Russell Gumm officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, and an hour before services Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church.


NELLER, ELAINE

Funeral services for Elaine M. Neller, 78, of 42 Barcelona Drive, Fostoria, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fostoria Assembly of God, the Rev. Charles Jarvis officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, and an hour before services Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Neller died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001 at her residence.

She was born Nov. 4, 1922 in Lansing, Mich. to Richard Henry and Theda Irene (Myers) Perkins. She married the Rev. Dale E. Neller on June 26, 1943 in East Lansing, Mich., and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Wesley J. of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and Steven L.R. and Timothy B., both of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Ken (Dathel Elaine "Day") Cottrill, Findlay; and Mrs. Gary (Deborah D.) Dible, Fostoria; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Perkins, and an infant brother. Mrs. Neller was a homemaker. She was a member of Fostoria Assembly of God and an honorary member of Trinity Assembly of God, Bradenton, Fla.

Memorials may be made to the church, 728 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, 44830; or Trinity Assembly of God, 5019 37th St. E., Bradenton, FL 34203


MOREHART, SAMUEL E., SR.

Samuel "Sam" E. Morehart, Sr., 60, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2001 while working for Marathon Oil Company at the Findlay Airport. He was born April 7, 1941 in Tiffin to Robert C. and Gertrude Anna (Wise) Morehart, they are deceased. He married his first wife, Yvonne Edwards in August of 1962, they divorced. He married his second wife, Guana Bayless on July 9, 1999, and she survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Samuel E. Morehart Jr. of Tiffin, and Robert M. Morehart of Norwalk; a step-son, John L. Leaf of Fostoria; a daughter, Michelle L. Hoy of Tiffin; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lana Halstead of McComb and Mrs. Lynda Hicks of Forest; two brothers, Charles Morehart of Bucyrus and Carl Morehart of Sandusky; five sisters, Pearl Bare of Tiffin, Nancy Shaull of Findlay, Lucille Haugh of Findlay, Cora Garvin of Fla., Louise Rock of Fostoria; and 11 grandchildren.

Deceased is a sister, Mary Ann Dowdy.

Mr. Morehart worked for C.B. Ellis of California.

The Rev. Chris Cravens will officiate the 10 a.m. Monday funeral service at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Twp., OH.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039.


MYERS, NORMA JANE

Norma Jane Myers, 72, of Bascom, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Springfield, MA., to Judge C.C. and Norma (Scott) McKay and both are deceased. She married W. Howard Myers and they divorced. He survives in Prescott, Ariz.

Survivors also include: a son, Carl F. Myers of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Ginnie Stidham of Willard; and five grandchildren.

A brother, David McKay, is deceased.

Mrs. Myers was a graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Heidelberg College. She received an undergraduate degree in education as well as master's degrees in remedial reading and school psychology from Bowling Green State University.

She was a teacher and school psychologist for more than 40 years, working at St. Joseph's High School in Fremont 1988-1999, the Fremont School District from 1963-1988, and Port Clinton School District from 1957-1963. She continued a private practice in psychology until her death. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Fostoria.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to: The Jane Goodall Institute, Attn: SBL, P.O. Box14890, Silver Spring, MD 20911 or the Sierra Club, 36 W. Gay St., Suite 314, Columbus, Ohio 43215-2811.


McENTIRE-HOLLIN, RUTHANN

Ruthann McEntire-Hollin, 71, of Nat-Lin Drive, in Fostoria, died at 5:10 a.m., Sunday, May 27, 2001, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 31, 1929, in Perry Township., Wood County, to Edgar and Leona (Brobst) Layton, and both are deceased. On Sept. 22, 1945, in Bowling Green, she married Chancie McEntire. He died Nov. 1, 1992. On June 6, 1997, in Fostoria, she married Green Hollin, and he survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, Terry McEntire of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Sandy) Berrier of Fostoria; a brother, Chester Layton of Newark, Ohio; two sisters, Ellen Will of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jean Strong of Risingsun; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Jess and Paul Layton, and two sisters, Dorothy Layton and Helen Shaffer, are deceased.

Mrs. McEntire-Hollin retired as an assembler in 1978 from Bendix, having more than 30 years of service. She was a member of Dillon Road Baptist Church in Fostoria, the Fostoria Moose Lodge, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fostoria Garden Club.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Minton officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a Women of the Moose Memorial Service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Dillon Road Baptist Church in Fostoria.


MONDAY, CLARA L.

Clara L. Monday, 82, formerly of 730 E. Sandusky St., died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at Fox Run Manor.

She was born April 28, 1919 in Findlay to Forest S. and Nettie O. (Sloan) Russell. She married Frank E. Monday on May 27, 1940, and he died Jan. 17, 1997.

Surviving is a sister, Mary Cupp, Fostoria. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Russell; and four sisters, Irma Cupp, Lillian Snyder, Nellie Sheller and Ellen Trautman.

Mrs. Monday retired as a bookkeeper after 45 years with Clair Huber, Parker Lumber Co. and Findlay Equipment Co.

She was a member and former elder of First Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Joseph A. Walters officiating. Burial will be in Van Horn Cemetery, Amanda Township, Hancock County.

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

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


NYE-STAHL, ALLISON NICOLE

Private services will be held for Allison Nicole Nye-Stahl, infant daughter of Richard Stahl Sr. and Carol Holland. There will be no visitation.

Allison was stillborn at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. Her father survives in West Millgrove, and her mother survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are three brothers, Richard Stahl Jr., Helena; and Lucas and Aaron Stahl, both of Fostoria; four sisters, Katie Stahl, Helena; and Brittany, Breanna and Carol Holland, all of Fostoria; maternal grandparents Raymond and Sue Nye, Fostoria; paternal grandparents Fred and Helen Stahl, Bradner; and maternal great-grandparents Carl and Martha Shank, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Stahl; and a sister, Chris Stahl.

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

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


MOSHER, REX A.

Rex A. Mosher, 48 , of SR 12 in Fostoria, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2001, at his home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1952, in Fostoria, to Robert and Carolyn (Fisher) Mosher, and they survive in Fostoria. On Sept. 6, 1975, in Waukesha, Wis., he married LuAnn Schwartz and she survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: three sons, Kenneth, Peter and Joseph Mosher, all of Findlay; and a brother, Larry J. Mosher of White Cloud, Mich.

Mr. Mosher retired as owner and operator of Mosher Construction in Fostoria. He was a 1971 graduate of Arcadia High School and he completed his carpenter's apprenticeship at the University of Wisconsin and District One Technical School in EauClaire, Wis. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Findlay and was a member of Local 1581 Carpenters Union in Napoleon.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. The Rev. Dan L. Young will officiate. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery near West Independence.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to Wednesday's services.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


MENDEZ, JESUS A.

Jesus A. Mendez, 73, of 107 Michael St., Bettsville, died at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in Bettsville.

He was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Laredo, Texas, to Manuel and Gertrudis (Siller) Mendez, and both are deceased. On Nov. 7, 1949, in Laredo, he married Maria L. Garcia and she survives.

Survivors also include: eight children, Jesse A. Mendez of Bettsville, Mrs. Larry A. (Joyce) Bradford of Fostoria, Mary L. Payne and Sylvia Mendez, both of Fostoria, Esther Myers of Toledo, Irene (Perry) Buchanan III of Bettsville, Virginia A. (Stephen) Gabel of Clyde and Norma J. Mendez of Tiffin; two brothers, Jose H. Mendez of Laredo, Texas and Manuel G. Mendez of Detroit; two sisters, Margarite Raffetto of Dallas and Blanca Lila Leyva of Laredo, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Deceased are two brothers, Manuel Mendez Jr. and Gilberto Mendez; and four sisters, Aurora M. Arnold, Herminia M. Sanchez, Genovena M. Guerra, and Gudalaupe M. Martinez.

Mr. Mendez was a World War II veteran. He retired from Whirlpool Corp. in Clyde and was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Kansas.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Millersville. Father Ted Miller will be the officiant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home in Bettsville. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the family and/or Hospice of Fremont Memorial Hospital.


 

MEYERS, PATRICIA C.

Patricia C. Meyers, 76, of West Jackson St., Fostoria, died at 3:40 p.m. in her home on Thursday, July 5, 2001. She was born April 14, 1925 in Fostoria to Patrick and Catherine (Lemm) Ledwedge. On April 11, 1953 she married Donald P. Meyers. He died Dec. 3, 1998.

Surviving include: three sons, Timothy Meyers of Fostoria, Terrance meyers of Iler and Ted Meyers of Toledo; a sister, Julie Wasserman of Fremont; 8 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Deceased are two brothers, Robert and William Ledwedge.

Mrs. Meyers was a 1944 graduate of St. Wendelin High School. A Homemaker and member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Harold-Floriana Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Education Fund and/or Bridge Hospice of Hancock County.


MUNOZ, MARJORIE ANN

Marjorie Ann Munoz, 71, of Fostoria, died at 1:22 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2001 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 14, 1929, in Fostoria, to Kenneth M. and LaVera Ann (McClellan) Hollenbaugh and both are deceased. On March 7, 1947, in Greenup, Ky., she married Robert D. Munoz. He died Dec. 15, 1999.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert D. Munoz of Shelby, N.C. and Mark Steven Munoz of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. David (Gloria Ann) Bragg of Bay Village, Mrs. Robert (Christine) Butler of Ida, Mich., and Mrs. Ron (Marcy Elaine) Allen of Atlanta, Ga., a brother, Kenneth Malcolm Hollenbaugh of Boise, Idaho, and 13 grandchildren.

Mrs. Munoz was a 1946 graduate of Jackson Liberty H.S. and received a Bachelors Degree in Education and Masters Degree in Early Childhood Development from B.G.S.U.

She taught Kindergarten in the Toledo Public School System and retired in 1993. She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church in rural Fostoria.

Memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Rehoboth U. M. Church with the Rev. Gary Staat officiating.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 8160 CR 28, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


MERGENTHALER, MILDRED M.

Mildred M. Mergenthaler, 100, of Fostoria, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Independence House in Fostoria.

She was born Dec. 30, 1900, in Fostoria, to Frank and Elizabeth (Schiefer) Serfoss. She married Charles Howard Mergenthaler June 7, 1922, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria and he preceded her in death May 4, 1960.

Survivors include: a son, John R. Mergenthaler of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Victor (Joan) Hoover of Tiffin; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death also were a daughter, June E. Stearns, and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Mergenthaler was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria and Hope 60 Club; Silver Cross Circle of Kings Daughters; and was a member of Fostoria Women's Club. She graduated from Fostoria High School in 1919 and received her teaching certificate from State Normal College (BGSU) in Bowling Green. She taught school in Hopewell Township.

She was head bookkeeper for 15 years at Gray Printing in Fostoria and retired in 1965.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria, with the Rev. Dr. Larry W. Knigga officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, Bridge Hospice of Fostoria Community Hospital Home Health Care, in care of Mann-Hare Funeral Home, P. O. Box 47, Fostoria, OH 44830.


MYERS, ROBERT J.

Robert J. Myers, 77, of 107 S. Union St., Fostoria, died Friday morning August 3, 2001 at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1923 in Upper Sandusky to Walter C. and Mary K. (Reamsnyder) Myers. On Aug. 14, 1944 he married Rita M. Reinhart, and she survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robert S. and Ronald J. Myers, both of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Kim Heater of Fostoria; a brother, Richard D. Myers of Fostoria; two sisters, Mary Lou Heptner and Mrs. Barbara Waltermeyer, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

Deceased is a sister Cathy Hauff.

Mr. Myers was the president of Myers and Sons Inc., his memberships included: a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WW II in the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" in the Battle of Bastogne. Past Commander of American Legion Post 73; Elks Lodge 935; VFW Post 421, all of Fostoria; Operating Engineers Local 18, Toledo and IBEW Local 245, Toledo.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Wendelin Church. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation hours are from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Hoening Funeral Home. The United Veterans Council will conduct Military Honors.

Memorials may be made to The Children's Department of Kaubisch Memorial Public Library in Fostoria.


MAIN, YVONNE L.

Yvonne L. Main, 89, of Sycamore, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, in Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.

She was born in Wyandot County, Jan. 21, 1912, to Claire and Ida M. (Aldersperger) Shireman. She married W. Donald Main on May 1, 1937, and he preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1973.

Survivors include: four sons, Donald E. Main of Onekama, Mich., Ross A. Main of Fostoria, Kenneth A. Main of Bucyrus and Robert K. Main of Peru, Ill.; a daughter, Metty Main of Prattville, Ala.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her death were her parents and two brothers, Calvin and Cletus Shireman.

Mrs. Main attended Our Masters Chapel in Benton and was a former member of Upper Sandusky's Moose Lodge. She was a McCutchenville High School graduate and enjoyed crocheting and woodworking.

Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brokensword Cemetery in Crawford County.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Good Shephard Home, Fostoria, in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, 201 W. Saffel Ave., Sycamore, OH 44882-0356.


MAIN, PARKER RYAN

Funeral services for Parker Ryan Main, son of Christopher L. and Olimpia (Adone)Main, 617 Wall St., Fostoria, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Knollcrest Gardens chapel, east of Findlay, the Rev. Russ Gumm officiating.

Visitation will be held an hour before services Friday at the chapel.

Parker was stillborn at 2:02 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

Also surviving are a brother, Nicholas D. of Fostoria; paternal grandparents, Fred and Loretta Bingle, Fremont; maternal grandmother, Margaret Adone, Fostoria.

Arrangements are by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay.


MASSILLO, L.J.

A funeral wake for L.J. "Jim" Massillo, 69, of Ada, will be held from 4-10 p.m. Friday at Ada VFW Post 9381.

There will be no visitation.

Mr. Massillo died of a massive heart attack at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, while skydiving near Xenia.

He was born June 29, 1932, in Lima to Lawrence J. and Glenda L. (Brewer) Massillo Sr. He married Paula M. Bastine on March 17, 1956, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Rory T. of Ada; Kurt L. of Van Wert; two daughters, Teri A. Massillo, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Randy (Michelle) Bishop, Fostoria; seven grandchildren; a brother, Joe, in Wisconsin; and four sisters, Glenda Colburn, in North Carolina; Amelia Shushok, in Michigan; Elaine Finnell, in Mississippi; and Olivia LaJoie, Toledo.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Agnes and Glenda Massillo.

Mr. Massillo was a self-employed building contractor.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving as a B26 gunner in the 13th Bomb Squadron.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and VFW Post 9381, both in Ada; U.S. Parachute Association; POPS (Parachutists Over Phorty Society); SOS (Skydivers Over Sixty); and CCO (Converted Coach Owners).

Memorials may be made to the U.S. Parachute Association, attention U.S. Team Trust Fund, 1440 Duke St., Alexandria, VA, 22314.

Arrangements are by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.


McALEVY, EVELYN M.

Graveside services for Evelyn M. McAlevy, 88, formerly of 110 E. Fourth St., Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. McAlevy died at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Altercare, Westerville. She was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Fostoria to Fred and Harriet (Seaman) Miller. She married Wayne McAlevy on Oct. 24, 1937 in Fostoria, and he survives in Gahanna.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Karen) Johnson, Gahanna; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorrine Paine.

Mrs. McAlevy retired from the former Union Carbide (National Electric Carbon), Fostoria.

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

She was a 1930 graduate of Fostoria High School.

Memorials may be made to the church, 245 W. High St., Fostoria, 44830.


MICHAELS, JEREMIAH

Funeral services for Jeremiah Tyson Michaels, 25, of 424 McDougal St., Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Michaels died Thursday morning, Sept. 6, 2001, from a work-related accident in Seneca County, near Alvada.

He was born June 24, 1976, in Fostoria to Jeffery G. and Linda (Reinhart) Michaels, and his father survives in Tennessee and his mother in Findlay. He married Tammy L. Tasker on July 31, 1999, in Rock Solid Church of God, Kansas, Ohio, and she survives.

Also surviving are two brothers, Caleb and Logan, both of Findlay; paternal grandparents Emmet and Pat Michaels of Fremont; paternal great-grandmother Garnet Michaels, Fremont; and maternal grandmother Bertha Reinhard, Kansas.

Mr. Michaels was a driver for Palmer Brothers Concrete Inc., Fostoria. He was a member of Fostoria Eagles Aerie 430; and treasurer for Liberty Benton FFA.

He attended Findlay High School, and was a 1999 graduate of Terra Community College.

Memorials may be made to the Michaels family, in care of the funeral home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.

The death is being investigated by Seneca County law enforcement officials.


MULLHOLAND, RUTH

Ruth Ann Mullholand, 60, of U.S. 23 North, Fostoria, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9,2001 at her residence.

She was born March 23, 1941 in Bairdstown to Fred and Dorothy (Harmon) Wildman. She married Jack Mullholand on June 1, 1959 in Bairdstown, and he died July 8, 2000.

Surviving are a son, Mark of Bradner; a daughter, Alice Curlis, Fostoria; a grandchild; a sister, Alice Burris, Bairdstown; and three half brothers, Rick Wildman, Findlay; the Rev. John Wildman, Marion; and Chuck Wildman, Mount Blanchard.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tim; and a brother, Dave Wildman.

Mrs. Mullholand was a homemaker.

She was a 1959 graduate of Bloomdale High School, and a member of Bairdstown United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Paul Adler officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, near Bloomdale.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

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


McCOOL, SANDRA L.

Sandra L. McCool, 60, South Sandusky Street, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, in St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born Oct. 19, 1940, in Tiffin to Paul and Anna (Steiner) Kleinhenz, who are deceased. She was formerly married to Jerry Bentz, then later married Tom D. McCool on April 15, 1988, in Tiffin. He is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Steven Bentz of Tiffin; three brothers, Jim Kleinhenz of Fostoria and Steve and Pete Kleinhenz, both of Tiffin; two sisters, Mrs. David (Jeanette) Sisson of Avon Lake and Sue Allen of Simi Valley, Calif.; a grandchild, Brooklyn R. Bentz of Tiffin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a 1958 graduate of Calvert High School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.

he was a waitress for over 20 years at Wyme's Restaurant in Tiffin, and also worked at the L&K restaurant and Paul's Cafe, both in Tiffin.

She bowled in the Monday Morning league and also Monday evenings at Gay Lanes, Tiffin. She enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, playing cards, gardening and being with her family.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Art Newiadomski officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.

The rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883.


MATZ, KENNETH L.

Kenneth L. Matz, 72, of East High St., Fostoria, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born July 16, 1929, in Fremont to Kenneth R. and Anna (Hampshire) Matz. They are deceased. He married Mary Frances Flanagan on Dec. 15, 1951, in Jacksonville, Fla. She survives in Fostoria.

Surviving also include: two sons, John and Kenneth Matz, both of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Greg "Barb" Garland of Clarksville; a brother, Gerald Matz of Risingsun, and nine grandchildren.

Deceased include: a brother, Tom Matz and a sister, Barbara Matz.

Mr. Matz retired as a Quality Supervisor from RCA/GE in 1989 with 34 years of service. He was a member of Arcadia United Methodist Church and a l947 graduate of Fostoria High School.

He was Past Master and Secretary of Fostoria Lodge 288 F&AM, Past Illustrious Master and Secretary, Fostoria Council 90; High Priest and Secretary, Fostoria Garfield Chapter 150; Past Commander and Secretary Fostoria Commandery 62 and Knight of the York Cross of Honor; Past President and Sec/Treas. Fostoria High Twelve; Past Advisor, Fostoria Demolay; Treasurer, Fostoria Temple Co. Board, Scottish Rite Valley, Toledo; Ambassador, Fostoria Senobia Shrine Temple, Toledo; Fostoria Shrine Club; Order of the Eastern Star 94; Fostoria, Past Sovereign Master Blanchard Valley Council Allied Masonic Degrees.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Korean Conflict.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. The Rev. James C. Ritchie II will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where Military Honors will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Endowment Fund or Arcadia United Methodist Church.


McLAUGHLIN, KATHRYN R.

Graveside services for Kathryn R. McLaughlin, 91, of Beverly Drive, Chesterton, Ind., and formerly of Brookside Drive, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mrs. McLaughlin died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Waters of Duneland Nursing Home, Chesterton.

She was born July 10, 1910, in Fostoria to Charles and Pearl (Elsea) Sterling. She married Alford H. McLaughlin on June 3, 1933, in Fostoria, and he died Nov. 2, 1999.

Surviving are a son, John of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ann) Schaeffer, Long Beach, Ind.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Sterling; and a sister, Lillian Ellerton.

Mrs. McLaughlin was a retired teacher, having taught in Fostoria City, St. Wendelin and West Millgrove elementary schools.

She was a 1927 graduate of Fostoria High School and received her teaching certificate from Bowling Green Normal School.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.

Arrangements are by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


NEDERHOUSER, FREDA M.

Freda M. Nederhouser, 74, formerly of 432 Ash St., Fostoria, died at 12:28 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at Alterra Clare Bridge in North Oaks, MN. She was born Dec. 6, 1926 to John and Flossie (Shoolroy) Phillips. On June 1, 1947 she married Raymond C. Nederhouser. He preceded her in death.

Surviving include: a son, Cary R. Nederhouser of Kailua, HI; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon K. Wandmacher of Circle Pines, MN.; two brothers, Norman Phillips of Fostoria and Edwin Phillips of Bettsville; and three grandchildren.

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

Visitation hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, prior to services.


ORWIG, NANCY (SHUPE)
Former Fostorian

Nancy S. (Shupe) Orwig, 76, Largo, Fla., died Oct. 26, 2001 in Clearwater, Fla.

She was born in Fostoria O. She married John Orwig and he survives

Also surviving are one son, Tim Orwig, Gainesville, Fla.; two daughters, Judith Reiser, Wauseon O, and Sally Orwig, Largo, Fla., and five grandchildren.

A graduate of Fostoria High School, she was a member of the Christ Presbyterian Church where she was in the choir, and lay pastor and active in its women's association. She attended Miami University, Oxford, and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.

Arrangements are being handled by Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belair Bluffs, Fla.


McDOWELL, EDITH M.

Edith M. McDowell, 83, of Fostoria died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Independence House in Fostoria..

She was born Aug. 1, 1918 to the late James H. and Estella (Todd) Stark.She married Donald D. McDowell. He died Oct. 19, 1944.

Survivors include: two daughters, Margaret A. and Diana S. McDowell, both of Fostoria; a brother, Richard M. Stark of Fostoria; and two sisters, Mrs. James (Norma) Strausbaugh of Findlay and Mrs. Garland (Bonnie) Smith of Fostoria.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.


MOSS, LUTHER E.

Luther E. Moss, 86, formerly of 315 E. Edgar St., died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at St. Catherine's Care Center.

He was born May 25, 1915, in Rawson to Bert E. and Edna (Powell) Moss. He married Marcene D. Green on Aug. 5, 1940, and she died Aug. 23, 1992.

Surviving are a daughter, Darlene K. Grismore, Findlay; a grandchild; and a brother, Lester B. of Findlay.

Mr. Moss retired from Great Lakes Sugar Company. He formerly worked at Garwood Industries, and for 36 years at National Carbon Works, Fostoria.

He attended College First Church of God.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Coldren-CratesFuneral Home, the Rev. Dick A. Powell officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


NYE, ALICE V.

Alice V. Nye, 72, of 3386 S. U.S. 23, Alvada, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at her residence.

She was born March 22, 1929, in New Riegel to Alfonse and Catherine (Reinhart) Schalk. She married Delbert J. Nye on April 22, 1950, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, and he survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Leonard C. of Tiffin; Edward D. of Carey; and Gary M. and Jayme A., both of New Riegel; two daughters, Mrs. Gregory (Janice) Russell, Fostoria; and Mrs. Matthew (Patricia) Theis, Findlay; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Rita Wurm, Mrs. William (Gervase) Craig and Mrs. Joseph (Rose) Smith, all of Tiffin; and Irene Elchert and Marie Scherger, both of New Riegel; and five brothers, George Schalk, in Wisconsin; Simon Schalk, Carey; Florus Schalk, Tiffin; Raymond Schalk, Findlay; and Arthur Schalk, New Riegel.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bruno Schalk.

Mrs. Nye was a homemaker. She was a 1947 graduate of New Riegel High School.

She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, and its Rosary Altar Society. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral Home, Tiffin. A rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Monday.

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


NISSLEY, JANETTE J.

Janette J. Nissley, 64, of Honeymaple Lane, Toledo, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at her home.

She was born Dec. 30, 1936, in Fostoria, to Floyd and Helen (Strausbaugh) Hoffman, and they are deceased. She married Robert Ray and they were divorced. She later married Martin W. Nissley on Jan. 6, 1978, in Fostoria. He preceded her in death June 20, 2000.

She was a very kind and loving mother of six children.

Survivors include: a son, Robert D. Ray Jr. of Toledo; five daughters, Janis Caunter of Toledo, Robyn Blackburn of Bloomdale, Linda Roberts of Bowling Green, Cheryl Adelsperger and Carold Lanker both of Fostoria; a sister, Rose Baney of North Baltimore, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death also include: a brother, Donald Hoffman.

Mrs. Nissley retired in 1995 as Activities Director and Pastoral Care Person at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

She was a 1954 graduate of Fostoria High School and a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arcadia. She was a member of the Fostoria Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. The Rev. David Bliss will be the officiant. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Daybreak of Fostoria or American Diabetes Association.


McKINNON, ROBERT F.

Robert F. McKinnon, 77, of 502 W. Church St., Upper Sandusky, Ohio, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Carey, Ohio, to the late Ira F. and Anna M. (Derr) McKinnon. On Feb. 19, 1949, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, Ohio, he married Dorothy C. Reiter, who survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Roger McKinnon of Findlay, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Carol) McConnell of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Stephen (Patricia) Gamby of Mt. Victory, Ohio and Julie M. McKinnon of Toledo, Ohio; eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a step great-grandchild; a sister, Sister Roberta McKinnon of St. Francis Convent, Tiffin, Ohio; and a brother, Aidan James McKinnon of Fostoria, Ohio.

Also preceding him in death were a son, Richard; a sister, Oread Haferd and brothers, Richard, Howard and Gordon McKinnon.

Mr. McKinnon was employed by Snyder Lumber Co. in Carey, Ohio for 22 years as a finish carpenter and cabinet maker. He retired from the family farm in 1999.

He had attended Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio, but presently had attended St. Peter Catholic Church, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He was a member of American Legion Post 354-New Riegel, Ohio and American Disabled Veterans. A World War II U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran, he served as a staff sergeant in Northern Africa 1943-45. He enjoyed woodworking, camping with the family, playing cards and listening to classical music. He graduated from Carey High School in 1947.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday Nov. 19, in St. Peter Catholic Church, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. James Holmer officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, where New Riegel American Legion Post 354 will conduct military graveside rites.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 18 at the Bringman Clark and Company Funeral Home, where a Biblical wake service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Wyandot Memorial Hospital or St. Peter Catholic Church, in care of Bringman Clark and Co. Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351.


McCLUNG, CHARLENE M.

Charlene M. McClung, 63, of North Union Street, Fostoria, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

She was born May 3, 1938, in Chicago, Ill. to Henry and Helen M. (Gardner) Meyers. She married Ralph G. McClung Sr. on Jan. 5, 1957, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ralph G. Jr. and Christopher L., both of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Jess (Charlene) Opperman, Columbus; Mrs. David (Donna) Buchholtz, Fostoria; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Meyers; two stepbrothers and five stepsisters.

Mrs. McClung worked at Home Window Co. from 1968-76.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Glen Opp officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

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


NEUMAN, NORMA E.

Norma E. Neuman, 87, of Fostoria died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Independence House in Fostoria.

She was born July 13, 1914, in Milan to the late Louis and Louise (Horn) Behrens. She married W. Earl Neuman in Monroeville on June 26, 1937. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1999.

Survivors include: three sons, Richard A. Neuman of McComb, Ronald E. Neuman of Nashville, Ind., and Rick J. Neuman of Fostoria; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Fostoria. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay.

Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.

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


MESSMER, EDWARD I.

Edward I. Messmer, 86, of Fostoria, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.

He was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Upper Sandusky to the late Elmer and Bertha (Remlinger) Messmer. He married Elizabeth Meszaros on June 10, 1950. She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 1979.

Survivors also include: fiancee, Betty McGirr; two daughters, Mrs. Juan (Deborah) Velasquez of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Denise Messmer of Chandler, Ariz.; a stepson, Alan McGirr of Arlington, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Cathy McGirr of Fostoria; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Carey.

Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Monday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, where the rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m


MILLER, FRANCIS N.

Francis N. "Dutch" Miller, 83, of 128 E. South St., Fostoria, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 19, 1918, in North Baltimore to Anthony and Florence (Copp) Miller. He married Virginia F. Lewis on Oct. 16, 1938, in North Baltimore, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Roger Lee of Inman, S.C.; Max Alan, in Minnesota; Jerry Richard of Los, Angeles, Calif.; Francis Dean "Frank," in Maryland; a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Mary F.) Thompson, Fostoria; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five sisters.

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

Mr. Miller was a set-up man at Autolite (now Honeywell) in Fostoria for 34 years.

He was a U.S. National Guard veteran.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830.


OPITZ, HERBERT H.

Graveside services for Herbert H. Opitz, 68, of 902 Leonard St., Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry Knigga officiating.

A private family visitation was held.

Mr. Opitz died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 19, 1933, in East Germany. He married Helga Liefeld on Feb. 26, 1955, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anthony (Martina) Kramb, Pemberville; Mrs. Matthew (Marnie) Medlock, Columbus; five grandchildren; and a brother, Heinze, in Germany.

Mr. Opitz was a retired supervisor at Gray Printing, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Chapter of American Red Cross, in care of Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.


NEEDLES, CATHERINE

Funeral services for Catherine "Vee" Needles, 92, of Independence House, Fostoria, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Revs. Jerry Morgan and Kip Gilts officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mrs. Needles died at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at her residence.

She was born April 1, 1909 in Putnam County to Otto N. and Jennie V. (Derickson) Barnes. She married Ray Kirkendall in 1928, and they were divorced. She married Jay Needles in 1939, and they were divorced.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Kathy) Giesey, Fostoria; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Barnes; a great-grandchild; andthree sisters, Oral Clevenger, Ellaline Wolfarth and Anna Stiles-Muter.

Mrs. Needles retired in 1983 as a bookkeeper for Gray Printing Co., Fostoria, after 55 years.

She was a member of New Hope Center, Fostoria.

She was a 1927 graduate of Lima Central High School.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Center.


NUNGESTER, LARRY F.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Larry F. Nungester, 62, of 101 N. Harrison St., Bloomdale, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Cygnet, the Rev. Doug Garand officiating.

Visitation will be private.

Mr. Nungester died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at his residence.

He was born March 21, 1939, in Van Buren to Virgil F. and Eileen (Barringer) Nungester. His mother survives. He married Patricia S. Piper on Feb. 16, 1963, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Christopher M. and Eric F., both of Bloomdale; a daughter, Amy L. Blakely, Perrysburg; five grandchildren; a brother, Kevin of Bloomdale; and three sisters, Luella Henning, Bairdstown; Phylis Kerr, Bowling Green; and Vivian Hackworth, Findlay.

Mr. Nungester retired as a finish grinder at Atlas Crankshaft Co., Fostoria, after 30 years. He also was a custodian at Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, for three years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1958-1960.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Cygnet.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Center Preschool, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria, 44830.

Arrangements are by Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore.

 

Information gathered by William Cline & Ruth Watson