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1998-Obits- M, N & O

 

Abner C. May

Sammuel M. McBeth, Sr.

Earl McCullough

Gary L. McDonald

Betty McNutt

Roger A. Mehrman

Donald P. Meyers

Donald R. Might

Fred Miller

Douglas H. Mitchem, Sr.

Mary M. Mitchem

Betty June Morgan

Helen Morris

Faith A. Mullenhour

Jeannette H. Mullholand

Muriel H. Nordlund

Bette E. Nye

Lenard D. Oldaker, Sr.

Madonna M. Opp

Carl R. Overmire

 

 

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Abner C. May
Union Carbide retiree

Abner C. May, 79, of 8904 High St., McCutchenville, died at his residence at 2:43 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998.

He was born in Morgan County, Ky., March 21, 1919, to Reuben W. and Nannie (Dykes) May. His wife, Ruby Anita (Caudill) May, whom he married June 21, 1940, in Newport, Ky., survives.

Survivors also include: two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) McDermott of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Donald (Peggy) Secoy of Upper Sandusky; four sons, Leonard May of Upper Sandusky, Darrell May of Bucyrus, Larry May of Sycamore and Carlos May of Upland, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Phipps of Hazel Green, Ky.

Preceding him in death were a son, Harold May; a grandson, Jesse; five sisters, Mary E., Dolan, Francis, Nola and Alta; and four brothers, Elza, Hager, Ernest and Elmer.

Mr. May retired in 1981 as a machinist from Union Carbide in Fostoria, after 31 years of employment.

He was a 46-year member of the Pieratt Masonic Lodge 725, Lee City, Ky., and served three years in the Civil Conservation Corps.

The Rev. Brent Layne will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the First Freewill Baptist Church, Carey. Interment will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.

Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic services will be at 8:45.

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

 

 

Samuel M. McBeth, Sr.
Retired from Union Carbide

Samuel M. McBeth Sr., 73, of Fostoria, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, June 14, 1998 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 24, 1924 in Sedalia, S.C. to Meeks and Ella Mae (Browning) McBeth. He married Lena B. Tanner on Dec. 17, 1949 in Union, S.C., and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are five daughters, Josephine McBeth, Mary L. Jones, both of Woodruff, S.C.; Ella M. Philon, Martha R. McBeth, Mrs. Kurt (Jeudi) Hayes, all of Fostoria; four brothers, Ervin of Fostoria; Russell of Spartanburg, S.C.; Mack of Sacramento, Calif.; Arthur of Cross Anchor, S.C.; a sister, Isalee Gilliam, Woodruff, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Samuel M. Jr. and Cleve; a daughter, Annie P. McBeth; and brother, James; and two sisters, Francis Morman, Ida Mae Young.

Mr. McBeth worked 29 years in the blending department at Union Carbide, Fostoria, retiring in 1982.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Fostoria, the Rev. T.A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with military rites conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Seneca County Unit.

 

 

Earl McCullough
Accountant for RCA

A Mass of Christian Burial for Earl McCullough, 73, of 806 Bright Road, will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, downtown, the Rev. Martin Nassr officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Routson Funeral Chapel, with a Scripture service at 8:30 p.m.

Mr. McCullough died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998 at Grant-Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born March 1, 1925 in Fostoria to Melvin A. and Mary June (Keith) McCullough. He married Dolores Boehler on April 8, 1946 in Vinta, Okla. and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Diane E. Rentz, Russells Point; Carol S. Fetter, Belle Center; Nancy A. Daniels, Findlay; a son, Patrick D. of Findlay; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Edna Pessell, Arcadia; Cleo Bish, Frances Gottfried, both of Fostoria; Lucy McDonald, Marlene Robinson, both of Findlay; and a brother, Dale of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters, and an infant brother and infant sister.

Mr. McCullough was an accountant for RCA (now Harris Corp.) and retired in 1979 from Midland Grocery Co.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Holy Name Society. He was a former member of the Accounting Club and Traffic Club.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Hancock County Division, in care of Fifth Third Bank, 337 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45850; or to American Lung Association of Ohio, Greater Dayton Division, P.O. Box 5759, Dayton, OH 45405-0759.

 

 

Gary L. McDonald
Supervisor

Funeral services for Gary L. McDonald, 55, of 1105 S. Main St., Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Richard Hofmann officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with military rites conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

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

Mr. McDonald died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born March 7, 1943, in Tiffin to Louis C. and Florence (Hoffman) McDonald. He married Rebecca J. Kerschner on June 8, 1968 in Tiffin, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael D. of Flint, Mich.; Chad L. of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a daughter, Michele L. McDonald, Fostoria; a grandchild; a brother, Elden S. of Seattle, Wash.; and two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Audrea) Hoyda, Tiffin; Mrs. Jerry (Janet) Stackhouse, Marysville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert.

Mr. McDonald worked as a supervisor for 10 years at Metal Forge Co., Deshler.

He was veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1964-66, during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of F&AM Lodge 288, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Cancer Society, 613 S. Main St., Findlay OH 45840; or to the American Diabetes Association, Northwest Ohio Service Area, 3178 Republic Boulevard N., Toledo OH 43615.


 


Betty McNutt

Homemaker

Betty McNutt, 67, of 1011 Milton Court, died Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 1998 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 23, 1931 in Fostoria to Jess and Florence (Brooker) Haynes. She married Rolland McNutt Jr. on Nov. 27, 1951 in Wilmington, Del., and he died June 16, 1997.

Surviving are three daughters, Sandy Korecky, Connie Rodabaugh, both of Findlay; Sherrie Sullivan, Hudson Falls, N.Y.; a son, Lee of Findlay; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Anna Birch, Fostoria; Donna Keeney, Alvada; Mildred Herod, Arcadia.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, three sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. McNutt was a homemaker. She was a motor route driver in the 1970s and 80s for the Fostoria Review-Times newspaper.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Routson Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Donald Herod for the production of gospel recording in care of Faith Tabernacle Church, 327 Summit St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 

 

Roger A. Mehrman
Former area resident

Roger A. Mehrman, 46, of Columbus, formerly of Fostoria and Tiffin, died at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Doctors Hospital, Columbus. He was born Nov. 5, 1951, in Fostoria to Henry and Elenore (Drenning) Mehrman; his father had passed away.

Surviving are: his mother, Mrs. Ernest (Elenore) Bowman of Fostoria; two brothers, Terry D. Mehrman of Fostoria and Robert E. Mehrman of Tiffin; and a sister, Mrs. William Allen (Margo) Long of Denver, CO.

Mr. Mehrman was a 1969 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School. He attended the Ohio State University, Tiffin University and Mount Vernon Bible College, receiving a bachelors degree in 1982. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He became pastor and member with the Living Word Christian Ministries in Columbus. He was active in the American Red Cross, manned a community action hot-line, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Columbus. A very active member in the state Republican party, he was selected to be Outstanding Young Man in America in 1987. Mr. Mehrman was also a past board member of the Tiffin Boy Rangers.

The Rev. Jerry L. Morgan will officiate the 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 29, 1998, service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. He will be buried at the Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, June 28 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Four Square Gospel Church, Fostoria.

 

 

Donald P. Meyers
Retiree of Gray Printing

Donald P. Meyers, 72, of West Jackson Street, Fostoria, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at 1218 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

He was born June 26, 1926, in Old Fort to Herman and Elizabeth (Wagner) Meyers. On April 11, 1953, in Fostoria, he married Patricia C. Ledwedge. She survives.

Other survivors are: three sons, Timothy Meyers of Fostoria, Terrance Meyers of Iler and Tedd Meyers of Toledo; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Rita Lewis of Toledo.

His parents, three brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Meyers was a 1944 graduate of Old Fort High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Purple Heart. He worked at Gray Printing Co., Fostoria, retiring in 1988 after 25 years. A member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, he also belonged to the New Riegel American Legion.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church with burial in the parish cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the New Riegel American Legion.

Vistitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the St. Wendelin Education Foundation or the donor's choice.

 

 

Donald R. Might
Retired sales representative

Donald R. Might, 69, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at his home in Lakeland, Fla.

He was born in Fostoria, Dec. 9, 1928, to the late Willard and Marie (Lawrence) Might. His wife, Marilyn (Fox) Might, survives in Lakeland.

Other survivors include: two sons, Gregory Might of Norwalk and Douglas Might of Westerville; two daughters, Mrs. Rod (Susan) Wood of Highland, Mich., and Sara Might of Lakeland; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Might, a 1947 Fostoria High School graduate, retired in 1988 as a sales representative for the Union Oil Co. and S&S Auto Supply Co., Bellevue.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bellevue.

Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

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

 

 

Fred Miller
Retired Employee of Chrysler Corp.

Fred Miller, 85, of 600 Sterling Drive, North Baltimore, and formerly of Findlay and Fostoria, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born June 19, 1913 in Wood County to Virgil C. and Pearl (Baird) Miller. He married Eleanor H. Chapman, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Don of Van Wert; Lyle of Liberty Center; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Norma E.) Beamer, Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Bob; and an infant sister.

Mr. Miller was a retired employee of Chrysler Corp., Fostoria. He was a graduate of Fostoria High School and was a member of the Church of Christ, Fostoria.

Funeral services and burial will be private and will be held later in Isle of Capri, Florida.

Memorials may be made to Blakely Assisted Living, North Baltimore.

 

 

Douglas H. Mitchem, Sr.
Seneca Wire retiree

Douglas Harold Mitchem Sr., 79, of 461 W. Lytle St., Lot 146, Fostoria, died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in the Independence House, Fostoria.

He was born in Gary, W.Va., March 16, 1919, to Carl and Nora Virginia (Sizemore) Mitchem. His wife, Mary (Mitchem) Mitchem, whom he married May 27, 1939, in Kimball, W.Va., survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: five sons, Harold E. Mitchem of Helena, Bill R. Mitchem of Tiffin, Robert A. and Ronald L. Mitchem, both of Fostoria and Douglas J. Mitchem of Colora, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Linda G.) Leitch and Mrs. Raymond (Carol S.) Nye, both of Fostoria; four sisters, Gladys Cochran of North Tazewell, Va., Mrs. Pete (Mildred) Thomas of Fayetteville, N.C., Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Kiser of Montcolm, W.Va. and Mrs. George (Donna Jean) Crouse of Concorde, Calif; 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were two grandchildren; two brothers, Carl C. ''Buster'' and Junior Mitchem; and a sister, Bertie Blankenship.

Employed as a coal miner in West Virginia for 23 years, Mr. Mitchem also worked at the Seneca Wire in Fostoria for 25 years at the Wire Drawer, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of UAW Local 775 of Fostoria.

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 350 Holland Road, Suite E., Maumee, Ohio 43537.

 

 

Mary M. Mitchem
Homemaker

Funeral services for Mary M. Mitchem, 75, of 461 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Mrs. Mitchem died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born March 13, 1923 in Eckman, W.Va., to James Garfield and Nora (Gray) Mitchem. She married Douglas Harold Mitchem Sr. on May 27, 1939, and he died Sept. 28, 1998.

Surviving are five sons, Harold E. of Helena; Billy R. of Tiffin; Robert A. and Ronald L., both of Fostoria; Douglas J. of Colora, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Linda G.) Leitch, Mrs. Raymond (Carol S.) Nye, both of Fostoria; two brothers, James Aberham Mitchem, Itman, W.Va.; Richard Mitchem, Beckley, W.Va.; three sisters, India Portafield, Kimball, W.Va.; Geneva Christan, Princeton, W.Va.; Alice Lorene Duncan, Bramwell, W.Va.; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Claude Mitchem, Carl Kelly Mitchem; nine sisters, Allie Fair Portafield, Annie Jane Rose, Cordillia Cordy Wickam, Alpha Hazel Fitzjerld-Cook, Georgie Fowler, Irma Fowler, Nellie May Mitchem, Virginia Leona Mitchem and Margie Arizona Mitchem.

Mrs. Mitchem was a homemaker. She was a member of the Fostoria Grandmothers Club.

She formerly lived in Carswell Addition, Kimball, W.Va.

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

 

 

Betty June Morgan
Fostoria homemaker

Betty June Morgan, 50, of Perry Street, Fostoria, died at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Fostoria Community Hospital of natural causes.

She was born in Columbus, July 1, 1948, to Clarence H. and Rosemary (Overstreet) Porter. Her father survives in Ft. Myers, Fla. Her husband, the Rev. Jerry L. Morgan, whom she married March 1, 1970, in Pataskala, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jared B. and Micah J. Morgan, both of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Scott (Deborah K.) Mertz of Louisville, Ky. and Mary Christine ''Christy'' Morgan of Fostoria; a brother, Daniel Porter of Bexley; two sisters, Mrs. James (Mary Kay) Scott of Westerville and Mrs. John (Saundra) Insley of Carey; and two grandchildren.

Her mother is deceased.

Mrs. Morgan, a homemaker and pastor's wife, was a 1966 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School, Columbus. She attended the Ohio State University and graduated from the Christ For The Nations Institute, Dallas, Texas.

A member of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Fostoria, she was the director of the Pregancy Distress Center in Fostoria.

Private family graveside services will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foursquare Gospel Church, followed by a time of visitation and fellowship.

Memorials may be made to the Foursquare Gospel Church, 205 W. Lytle St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

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

 

 

Helen Morris
Former Fostoria resident

Helen Morris, 64, of 564 Spruce St., Fostoria, died at 2:37 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Blanchard Regional Health Center, Findlay. She was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Fostoria to Rito H. and Guadalupe (Navarro) Torres, both deceased. She married Benjamin Morris; they later divorced and he survives in Indiana.

Other survivors include: a brother, Joseph Vargas of Fostoria; and four sisters, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Delgado, of Fostoria, Vera Torres of Fostoria, Mrs. John (Rita) Latvis of Fremont, and Mrs. Henry (Mary Jo) Gaetano of Woodale, IL.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Raymond and Jess Torres.

Ms. Morris was a class of 1952 graduate of St. Wendelin High School and a member of the St. Wendelin Catholic Church. She had worked as a Western-Union operator in Crawfordsville, IN, and an office clerk for Polk Brothers Furniture Company in Chicago, IL.

The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home, and also at 10 a.m., Monday morning at the church.

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

 

 

Faith A. Mullenhour
Bowling Green resident

Faith A. (Eddington) Mullenhour, 25, of Bowling Green, died at 9:06 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 1998, in Fostoria Community Hospital, as a result of an ATV accident near Bascom.

She was born in Horse Cave, Ky., June 30, 1973, to Larry and Dawn (Lora) Mullenhour. They survive in Fostoria. In 1990, in Findlay, she married Scott Eddington. They were divorced.

Other survivors include: two sons, Randy and Chance Eddington, both of Findlay; a daughter, Alexis Eddington of Findlay; her fiance, John Brose of Bowling Green; a brother, Jerry Mullenhour of Fostoria; maternal grandparents, Dick and Betty Lora of Lima; and paternal grandmother, Ruby Mullenhour of Delphus.

A sister, Ruby Rose Mullenhour, is deceased.

Ms. Mullenhour was employed as a cook at the Main Street Diner in Bowling Green.

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

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

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

 

 

Jeannette H. Mullholand
Fostoria homemaker

Jeannette H. Mullholand, 68, of West Jones Street, Fostoria, died at 10:42 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Lima Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Fostoria July 2, 1930, to the late Benjamin and Arminda (Taylor) Wyans. On Feb. 23, 1953, in Fostoria, she married Robert W. Mullholand. He died Dec. 24, 1987.

Surviving are two sons, William ''Bob'' Mullholand of Arcadia and Benjamin ''Ben'' Mullholand of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. James (Cindy) Davis of Wanchese, N.C.; three sisters, Shirley Wyans of Fostoria, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Boyd of Rawson and Mrs. Donald (Joan) Mullholand of Kansas, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A brother, Charles Wyans; and a sister, Betty Watkins, also are deceased.

Mrs. Mullholand, a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentacostal Church of God, Fostoria, was a homemaker.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the Mullholand Family.

 

 

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Muriel H. Nordlund
Retired Hopewell-Loudon teacher

Muriel H. Nordlund, 97, formerly of Walnut Street, Fostoria, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in the Independence House, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born July 9, 1900, in Centerville, S.D., to Holly James and Mary Myrtle (Greene) Hornbeck. Her husband, the Rev. Ralph T. Nordlund, whom she married Jan. 12, 1926, in Chicago, Ill, died April 24, 1973.

Surviving are a son, Ralph H. Nordlund of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Mrs.Raymond (Marilyn) Burk of Fostoria; a sister, Arabella Boyer of Newport News, Va.; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Holly L. and Meredith Hornbeck; and a sister, Mercy Zimmerman.

Mrs. Nordlund taught English and Latin in the Hopewell-Loudon School System, retiring in 1969. She had previously taught in Lennox and DeSmet, S.D. and Raleigh County, V.Va.

A 1919 graduate of Centerville High School, Centerville, S.C. and a 1922 graduate of Sioux Falls College, Sioux Falls, S.D. with a bachelor's degree, she did her post graduate work at Beckley College, Beckley, Va. and Findlay College.

She was a member of the Fostoria Baptist Church, its Mary Martha Missionary Circle and taught the Welcome Class in Sunday School.

She also was a member of the Ohio Retired Teacher's Associaton and the Arcadia Ohio Senior Citizens at the Shepherd Center in Fostoria.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Baptist Church or the Open Bible Baptist Church, Beckley, W.Va.

 

 

Bette E. Nye
Homemaker

A memorial Mass for Fostoria native Bette E. Nye, 70, of Tacoma, Wash., will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

Mrs. Nye died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 1998 in Tacoma, Wash.

She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Fostoria, to Ralph and Helen (Bailey) Scharf. She married Paul Nye at St. Wendlin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, David in Washington; a daughter, Karen Sue Nye, in Washington; a grandchild; a sister, Kate Carrel, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Scharf.

Mrs. Nye was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Catholic church in Tacoma, Wash.; former member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

She graduated from St. Wendelin High School in 1946.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the church for Mass intentions.

Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, handled local arrangements.

 

 

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Lenard D. Oldaker, Sr.
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Lenard D. Oldaker Sr., 71, of Fostoria, died at 4 p.m. Friday, July 17, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born in Hartford, W.Va., Jan. 6, 1927, to Joseph and Ruby E. (Jeffers) Oldaker. On June 10, 1950, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., he married Elizabeth May Adkins. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: four sons, Lenard D. Jr., Clinton M. and James D. Oldaker, all of Fostoria, and Douglas R. Oldaker of Gibsonburg; three daughters, Darlene H. Vanderhoff, Roberta G. Clauss and Freida L. Brown, all of Fostoria; a brother, William Richard Oldaker of West Virginia; 20 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were a daughter, Elizabeth M. Smith, six brothers and a sister.

Mr. Oldaker, a member of Local 336, retired in 1987 as a towmotor operator from Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria.

Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial for the family will be private.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.

 

 

Madonna M. Opp
RCA retiree

Madonna M. Opp, 73, of 127 E. High St., Fostoria, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

She was born Dec. 11, 1924, the daughter of William and Ada (Strausbaugh) Smith. Her husband, Samuel E. Opp, whom she married March 11, 1950, died April 24, 1987.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Karen) Crosby of Arcadia; a sister, Glada Luzadder of Fostoria; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were: a son, Samuel E. Opp Jr.; three brothers, Troy, Dutch and Harley Smith; and three sisters, Delice Niday, Dorothy Savidge and Joan Fuller.

Mrs. Opp worked at the RCA (now Harris Corp) in Findlay for 20 years, retiring in 1980.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria; Emblem Club 213, Fostoria Womens Club and the Order of Eastern Star.

The Rev. David Bliss will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation at the funeral home is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, where Emblem Club 213 memorial services will be at 7 p.m.

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

 

 

Carl R. Overmire
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Carl R. Overmire, 86, of 22971 SR 613, Fostoria, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Findlay Feb. 18, 1912, to Roscoe and Mayme M. Overmire. His wife, Ella Mae (Ponn) Overmire, whom he married Oct. 24, 1935, in Kentucky, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Ronald D. Overmire of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Connie S. Taylor of Bowling Green, Kathy J. Marley and Lori Ann Overmire, both of Fostoria; and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Overmire, a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria, retired as a machinist in 1972 from the Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria after 22 years of employment. He also had worked as a body and fender man at McCormick's Garage, also in Fostoria.

He and his wife had a foster home for children in Hancock, Wood and Seneca County for 31 years.

The Rev. Robert Chew will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Thursday service in the First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

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

Information gathered by Kathy Cline

 

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