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2001 Obits - H, I & J


HALE, ROBERT J.

HALL, COLBERT D.

Hamm, Max R

HAMMER, CLYDE C.

Hainen, Leota K.

Halderman, Robert L.

HAMPSHIRE, JOHN S.

HANGSTELER, MABEL E.

Hanson, Rita M.

HARRIS, ZORA L.

Harry, 'Mauri' Maurice L.

HARTMAN, MARLENE A.

Haughawout, Virginia R.

HEILMAN, IRENE L.

HEILMAN, LAURA A.

HEINZE, MILDRED

Hemmerly, Maxine

HEMMINGER, ALBERT RONALD

HENDRICKS, VERTA F.

HENNING, CLYDE E.

HINSON, DIANE L.

HITCHINGS, FRANCES M.

HOERIG, WILLIAM E.

Hoffbauer, Virgil

Holman, Donald N.

HOPPLE, JEREMIAH

HORNER, ANNABEL

HOWETT, CHAD M.

HUFFMAN, MARY E.

HULL, VIRGIL

Hunker, Owen J.

HUNT, BETTY J.

HUNT, WILLIAM P.

HUTH, HAROLD P.

ICKES, OSCAR S.

INGRAM, GEORGE E.

Ingram, Joyce A.

INGRAM, MILDRED F.

JACKSON, DORY LANE

JAY, M. FAY

JOHNSON, RALPH

JONES, NELLIE


Hainen, Leota K.
Former Fostoria homemaker

Leota K. Hainen, 91, formerly of Fostoria, died at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the Ruffing Care Center, Tiffin, where she resided.

She was born Aug. 22, 1909, in Hancock County, to Nicholas and Katherine (Fruth) Hainen.

Several cousins survive.

She also was preceded in death by a brother, Lavoin N. Hainen.

A homemaker, Miss Hainen was a former member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria and attended the First Lutheran Church in Tiffin.

The Rev. Margaret M. Marks will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence.

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

Memorials may be made to the Allen Eiry Senior Center.


 

Hoffbauer, Virgil


ALVADA -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Virgil Hoffbauer, 88, of Alvada, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, where military funeral honors will be led by New Riegel American Legion.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. and an American Legion memorial service at 8 p.m. Friday. Also, a rosary will be recited at 10:10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Mr. Hoffbauer died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 at Elmwood Assisted Living, Tiffin.

He was born May 25, 1912 in Alvada to Peter and Margaret (Kinn) Hoffbauer. He married Mary Magdelin Haubert on Nov. 29, 1934 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown, and she died March 5, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Judy) Hall, Alvada; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Philemon, Fidalious, Emmett and Ernest; and six sisters, Helen Finsel, Lucy Mathias, Regina Yost, Rosie and Frances Hoffbauer, and Sister Irene O.S.F.

Mr. Hoffbauer was owner and operator of Alvada Tractor Sales.

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

Mr. Hoffbauer was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 430 and a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 1197, both of Fostoria; and American Legion 354 and Moose Lodge 872, both of New Riegel.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Bell Tower Restoration Fund, St. Mary's School Library or Tiffin Right to Life.



Hemmerly, Maxine
Fostorians' Mother

FOREST -- Funeral services for Maxine Hemmerly, 73, of 17865 Township Highway 63, Forest, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shields Funeral Home, Forest, the Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Center Cemetery, Forest.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hemmerly died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001 at Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.

She was born July 3, 1927 in Marion County to Emil and Ruth (Smith) Mattix. She married Paul Hemmerly on July 24, 1946, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Gary and Roger, both of Forest; and Rodney of Dunkirk; a daughter, Susan Myers, Fostoria; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Mattix, Marion; and a sister, Ruby Herr, Marion.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Mattix; and a sister, Shirley Mattix.

Mrs. Hemmerly was a homemaker.

She graduated from Meeker High School, and was a 7th degree member of the former York St. Grange, Marseilles.

Memorials may be made to Wyandot County Hospice in care of the funeral home.


Halderman, Robert L.
Union Carbide retiree

Robert L. Haldeman, 84, of Rock Drive, Fostoria, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Westerville, to the Rev. Edward and Bessie (Lee) Haldeman. On Feb. 6, 1942, in Fostoria, he married Dorothy A. Sauler, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Jeffery (Sandra Lee) Markle of New Zealand; a brother, John Haldeman of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Betty Alge of Chardon; and two grandchildren.

Also deceased are two brothers, Paul and Charles Haldeman; and a sister, Emma Walters.

Mr. Haldeman, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired from the Union Carbide Co. in Fostoria after more than 30 years of service.

A 1934 graduate of Findlay High School, he also attended Findlay College.

The Rev. Branson Hawkes will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Harry, 'Mauri' Maurice L.
Retired pharmacist

Maurice L. "Mauri" Harry, 69, of Brookstone Drive, Findlay, died at his residence at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001.

He was born July 31, 1931, in Edgerton, to the late Haven C. and Donelda M. (Myers) Harry. He first married Julia A. Hart in June 1953, and they were divorced. He later married Barbara M. Snyder-Hunt on June 4, 1983, in Fostoria. She survives in Findlay.

Other survivors include: two sons, Bruce W. Harry of Bartlett, Ill., and Dr. Steven S. Harry of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Sally A.) Redrup of Maumee; two step-sons, Allen M. Hunt of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gale D. Hunt of Arcadia; two step-daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Pamela) Elkins of Milton, Fla., and Mrs. Robert (Leann) Nye of Ada; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Harry, a 39-year pharmacist, worked at the Union Prescription Center in Fostoria for 21 years, retiring in 1992.

A member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, he was a 1949 graduate of Bryan High School and a 1953 graduate of the University of Toledo, with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. David Bringman officiating. Interment will be in Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan.

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

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health Care and Hospice, Findlay.


Ingram, Joyce A.
Seneca Wire retiree

Joyce A. Ingram, 69, of Truman Drive, Fostoria, died at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Wood County, to George and Dorothy (Fullmer) Long. Her mother survives in Bowling Green. On Sept. 27, 1948, in Fostoria, she married Miles M. Ingram, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Sharon Reinhard of Fostoria and Chandra Ingram of Windsor, Ontario; a brother, James Long of Bloomdale; two sisters, Susie McCracken and Linda Crawford, both of Bowling Green; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Her father and a brother, Frank Long, also are deceased.

Mrs. Ingram, a 1948 graduate of Jackson-Liberty High School, retired from the human resources department of Seneca Wire in Fostoria.

The service will be private.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Sharing Kitchen or "WGTE" PBS Television in Toledo.


Justice of the Peace, Max R. Hamm, dies

Hamm, Max R.
Former Fostorian

Max Rhea Hamm, 74, of 16206 Highway 115, Maynard, Arkansas, died Friday, December 22, 2000 at Randolph County Medical Center.

Mr. Hamm was a member of the Randolph County Quorum Court. He was born March 14, 1926 in Randolph County, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Crawford and Jessie (Mock) Hamm. He was a cattle farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Brady) Hamm of the home, a step-son Gary Dennison of Townville, S.C. and a step-daughter, Trudy Robson, of Payson, Arizona.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with John Knotts officiating. Burial following in the Maynard Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Davis, MacRae Rapert,  Al Kurley, Jim Sullinger, Wendell Mock and Bill Swindles.

Information furnished by Ruth (Clark) Watson


 

Hanson, Rita M.
Ford Motor Co. retiree

Rita M. Hanson, 75, of Fostoria died at 12:52 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in the Fremont Memorial Hospital.
 
Mrs. Hanson was born June 26, 1925, in Alvada to Roman J. and Loretta C. (Welter) Hoffbauer. On June 29, 1946, she married William P. Hanson at St. Wendelin Catholic Church and he died Oct. 24, 1999. Also deceased is a sister, Esther S. Stein.
 
Survivors include: two sons, Donald P. and Ronald P. both of Fostoria; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Arles Hoffbauer of Boise, Idaho; and three sisters, Pauline E. Kuhn and Lucille A. Huth both of Fostoria and Virginia Carpenter of California.
 
She retired in 1975 from Ford Motor Co. (now Honeywell) in Fostoria where she was an assembler. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Eagles Club #430, Fostoria.
 
The Rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Wendelin Catholic Church followed by a funeral mass at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian Wake Service will be at 7 p.m.
 
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the American Heart Association.



Holman, Donald N.
Retired dairy/grain farmer
 
Donald N. "Donnie" Holman, 70, of 159 E. Crocker St., Fostoria, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his residence.
 
Mr. Holman was born March 25, 1930, in Hancock County to Alfred P. and Isabel (Goshe) Holman. He married Irene E. Cassidy on June 20, 1953, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and she survives.
 
Other survivors include: five sons, Douglas of Helena, Daniel of New Riegel, Phillip of McClure, Dwight of Risingsun and Christopher of Kansas; eight daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Debbie) Weiker, Donna Davis, Mrs. Scott (Patricia) Miller all of Risingsun, Mr.. Tom (Dotty) Moses of Fayette, Diane Clouse, Rosemary Holman, Mrs. Frank (Jennifer) Cortez and Mrs. Michael (Renee) Amlin all of Fostoria; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Franklin and Richard of Fostoria and Eugene of Findlay.
 
A son, Michael; and a brother, Bernard are deceased.
 
He was: a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean War; a retired life-long Seneca County grain and dairy farmer; worked at Sun Grain Elevator, Risingsun; a truck driver; and a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, Seneca County NFO and American Legion Post 73.
 
The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Wendelin Church followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. The United Veterans of Fostoria will conduct graveside military honors in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.
 
Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria where a Christian Wake Service will be at 4 p.m.
 

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church or Community Hospice Care of Seneca County.

 


Haughawout, Virginia R.
Fostoria Resident

Virginia R. Haughawout, 74, of Glenwood Avenue, Fostoria, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Fostoria, to Orrel and Mary (Ropp) Brubaker; and married Joe Haughawout Nov. 25, 1944, in Lexington, Ky.

Survivors include: her husband of Fostoria; two sons, John of Findlay and Duncan of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Duane (Christine) Luckey of Worthington; and 11 grandchildren.

A brother, Richard Brubaker, is deceased.

Mrs. Haughawout was a 1944 graduate of Fostoria High School; a homemaker; and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and of the Fostoria American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Banson Hawkes being the officiant. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or to the Bridge Hospice of Hancock County.


Owen J. Hunker
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Owen J. Hunker, 77, died Friday morning, March 9, 2001, at his home on Dana Street in Lima.

He was born June 21, 1923, in Sandusky, to Owen and Dorothy (Grohe) Hunker. On Dec. 30, 1943, in Fostoria, he married Margaret L. Martin, who preceded him in death May 28, 1989.

Surviving are five sons, James and Randy Hunker, both of Fostoria, Larry Hunker of Tucson, Ariz., Marc Hunker of Tiffin and Jeffrey Hunker of New Martinsville, W.Va.; three daughters, Brenda Doak of Delaware, Ohio, Carol Jones of Fostoria and Kay Twining of Aurora, Ill.; four brothers, Sam Hunker of Daytona Beach, Fla., George Hunker of Sandusky and Paul and Richard Hunker, both of of Englewood, Fla.; four sisters, Ruth Ehrnsberger of Sandusky, Mary Alice Boissoneault of Sheffield Lake, Lois Winland of Pocatello, Idaho and Shirley Watts of Venice, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Rebecca Brandt; a grandchild; two brothers, Louis and Burton Hunker; and a sister, Marion Hunker.

Mr. Hunker, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1982 as a maintenance supervisor from Atlas Crankshaft Co. in Fostoria, after more than 30 years of service.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Tuesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Memorial Gardens, near Arcadia, where military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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


HALE, ROBERT J.

Funeral services for Robert J. Hale, 87, of Benson, Ariz., and formerly of McComb and Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartley Funeral Home, McComb, the Rev. Howard Mayne officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near McComb.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hale died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at Benson Hospital, Benson, Ariz.

He was born Sept. 18, 1913 in Fostoria to Park and Gladys (Boday) Hale. He married Lois Bernadine Clark on May 9, 1936 in Fostoria, and she died May 18, 1996.

Surviving are a son, Ronald "Skip" of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. William (Roberta) Baxter, Benson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucy Cook, in Iowa; and Lois Sapp, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Mr. Hale was a retired electrician from Union Carbide in Fostoria.

He was a member of McComb United Methodist Church, where he was a lay leader


HOWETT, CHAD M.

Private graveside services for Chad M. Howett, 31, of Huron, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating.

No visitation will be held.

Mr. Howett died Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2001 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 3, 1969 in Tiffin to Anthony and Cheryl (Morgan) Howett, and they survive in Fostoria.

Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Craig (Toni) Dukes, Kokomo, Ind.; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Howett, Fostoria; and maternal grandmother Elizabeth Morgan, Fostoria.

Mr. Howett was a supervisor at Lear Corp., and owned and operated Bucko's Bar in Huron.

He graduated from Huron High School in 1987, and received a bachelor's degree in communications from Ohio State University in 1991.

He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau.

Memorials may be made to Huron Athletic Boosters or a charity of the donor's choice.

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


AY, M. FAY

M. Fay Jay, 87, of Walnut St., Fostoria, died at 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Artamus, PA., to Gordon and Leah Smith.

Surviving are daughters; Leona Clagg and Ruthann Little, both of Fostoria, and Leota Dieterle of West Millgrove, six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Deceased are a brother, Woodrow Smith and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Fay retired from Autolite, March 1979, after 30 years of employment and was a member of the First Christian Church and the Moose Lodge in Fostoria.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Riverview Cemetery, West Milgrove, followed by burial.

Memorial may be made to the Fostoria Home Health Care.


HANGSTELER, MABEL E.

Mabel E. Hangsteler, 94, of 2749 Crystal Ave., Findlay, died at 11:46 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born on June 13, 1906, in Fostoria, to Sumner G. and Mary (Darst) McHaffie. On June 10, 1931, in Risingsun, she married Rollin E. Hengsteler. He died Dec. 13, 1998.

Survivors include two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Also deceased are: two sons, Eugene Richard and Dwight Owen Hengsteler; three brothers, Lloyd, Nash and Clifford McHaffie; and two sisters, Neva Graves and Florence Sager.

Mrs. Hengsteler, a homemaker, was a graduate of Risingsun High School, and a member of AARP, the Salem United Methodist Church, Findlay, and a former member of the Grange.

The Rev. Ben Lowell will officiate services at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be at the Graham Cemetery in Wayne.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Youth for Christ of the Salem United Methodist Church, Findlay.


HOERIG, WILLIAM E.

William E. Hoerig, 70, of 473 N. Sandusky St., died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his residence.

He was born July 21, 1930, in Tiffin, to Carl L. and Ruth (Bish) Hoerig. On March 22, 1949, at St. Joseph Church in Lawrenceburg, Ind., he married Margrette Elchert, and she survives.

Survivors also include: sons, Rick T. Hoerig of Fostoria, Michael A. Hoerig of Tiffin, Daniel J. Hoerig of Fostoria, Kevin J. and Christopher L. Hoerig, both of Tiffin, and Steven J. Hoerig of Fostoria; daughters, Mrs. James (Diana) Omlor of Fostoria, Cheryl Burns of Bettsville, Mrs. Marty (Teresa) McQuistion and Nancy Fleming both of Tiffin; brothers Mel Hoerig of Florida, Harold Hoerig of Tiffin, James Hoerig of Michigan and Harry Hoerig of Wakeman; 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Deceased are: a son, Larry E. Hoerig, a brother, Charles Hoerig, two infant sisters, and a grandson, Andrew James Omlor.

Mr. Hoerig attended Melmore Public Schools and was employed at ITT Abrasives as a wheel balancer, and J. A. Miller Tile Co. in Bascom.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Eagles Aerie 402 and Moose Lodge 846. He was an avid camper, fisherman and gardener.

The Rev. Keith Stripe will officiate services 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church with a rosary to be recited at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation is 1-3 and 6-9 p.m. Monday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Andy James Omlor Scholarship Fund in care of Hopewell-Loudon School, Bascom, or to the family.


INGRAM, GEORGE E.

George E. Ingram, 74, of Park Ave., in Fostoria, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at his home.

He was born March 4, 1927, in Marion, Ohio, to Miles and Cora (Hale) Ingram. On May 5, 1947, in Tiffin, he married Mildred Niswander and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include sons, Robert Ingram of Taylor, MI, Howard Laney of Fostoria, and Ronald Laney of Cripple Creek , Ky., brothers, Miles Ingram of Fostoria, and Lloyd Ingram of Washington; sisters, Elnora Hainen of Findlay and Phyllis Correll of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren andd 11 great-grandchildren.

Deceased is a sister, Mary Jane Krotzer.

Mr. Ingram retired in 1989 as a Millwright at Chrysler Corp. in Trenton, Mich., and was a WWII U. S. Navy Veteran.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, in Fostoria, with the Rev. Keith Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Brethren Church in Fostoria.


HORNER, ANNABEL

Annabel Horner, 84, of 1302 North Drive, Fostoria, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. She was born Aug. 8, 1916 in Risingsun to Noble and Gail (Forriter) Loe.

She married Alvin B. Horner on Oct. 1, 1938 in Fostoria, and he died Dec. 3, 1984.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Karis) Matz, Risingsun; and a grandchild. Mrs. Horner was a teacher for 26 years, and also taught piano for many years.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, and its Bereans and Pathfinders, and was a lay reader. She was past president of Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Gamma Kappa; was a 50-year member of Silver Star Circle of Kings Daughters; and was a Jennings Scholar.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Jeffrey Waite officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Delta Kappa Gamma memorial service will be held at 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria, 44830.


HEMMINGER, ALBERT RONALD

Albert Ronald Hemminger, 63, of 7 W. Market St., Tiffin, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, at Arbors Nursing Home of Clyde.

He was born July 28, 1937, in Tiffin, to Howard and Mary (Mareches) Hemminger. His mother survives in Tiffin. He married Janet Weber and they later separated. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Shari Bryant and Tiffany Hohman, both of Fostoria; two step-sons, Jeffrey A. Hohman of Tiffin and Kenneth L. Hohman of Fostoria, a brother, Dalbert Hamminger of Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. Tom (Mary Ann) Burwell of Tiffin, and 12 grandchildren.

Deceased are: his father, Howard Hemminger; and two brothers, John R. Hemminger and Theodore J. "Teddy" Stevenson.

Mr. Hemminger, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin, was a laborer at National Machinery and OHM Materials, and retired. Additionally, he was a crossing guard and a taxi driver.

Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Cemetery, with the Rev. Richard Hofmann officiating.

Visitation is two hours prior to the service Monday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home in Tiffin.


INGRAM, MILDRED F.

Mildred F. Ingram, 78, of Park Ave., Fostoria, died at 4:28 a.m., Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.

She was born on May 22, 1922, in Fostoria, to Irvin H. and Minnie (De'sheltler) Niswander. On May 5, 1947, in Tiffin, she married George E. Ingram. He died on April 15, 2001.

Survivors include: three sons, Howard Laney of Fostoria, Ronald Laney of Cripple Creek, Ky., Robert Ingram of Taylor, Mich., a brother, LaVerne Niswander of Fostoria; two sisters, Norma Fillhart of Fostoria, and Leona Smith of McComb; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Deceased are: four brothers, Dale, Jack, Cloyd and Bob Niswander; and five sisters, Thelma Thomas, Ruth Rinebold, Margie Zuern, Donna Reidling and Doris Myers.

Mrs. Ingram attended Trinity United Brethren Church of Fostoria and was a homemaker.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. The Rev. Keith Davis will be the officiant. Burial will be in the Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

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


HUNT, BETTY J.

Betty J. Hunt, 70, of North Vine Street, Fostoria, died at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at St. Charles Hospital, Toledo.

She was born March 5, 1931 in Leon, W.Va., to John H. and Virginia B. (Davis) Sayre. She married William P. Hunt on Feb. 2, 1952 in Cottageville, W.Va., and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, Mickey A. of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Vicki) West, Chesterfield, Ind.; Mrs. Richard (Paula) Reinhart and Heather Hunt, both of Fostoria; a sister, Nellie Casto, Evans, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hunt retired in 1991 from Airfoil Textron (formerly Ex-Cell-O Corp.) after more than 30 years.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Fostoria, and Fostoria Women's Club. She was a 1949 graduate of Ripley High School, Ripley, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

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

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


HUTH, HAROLD P.

Harold "Hootie" P. Huth, 79, of 146 W. Sixth St., died at 2:12 a.m., Sunday, June 3, 2001, in St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

He was born July 5, 1921, in Fostoria, to Eugene and Virgil "Virgie" (Bohyer) Huth. On Jan. 24, 1942, in Fostoria, he married Betty Ohls and she survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a son, Robert A. Huth of Findlay; and two grandchildren, Brandon R. and Amy Jo Huth.

Preceding him in death also include a half-brother, Joe Kahler.

Mr. Huth retired in 1987, after 38 years as an Appliance Sales Associate with Sears, in Fostoria and Findlay.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, the Fostoria American Legion Post 73, a 1939 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, and the Fostoria Country Club. Additionally he was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in WWII.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, with an 8:30 p.m. Christian Wake Service, at funeral home.

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


HENDRICKS, VERTA F.

Verta F. Hendricks, 81, of S. Poplar St., died at 9:35 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Fostoria.

She was born Sept. 11,1919, in Fostoria, to S. Oden and Myrtle (Folk) Martin. On Nov. 15, 1939, in Fostoria, she married Arthur D. Hendricks. He died March 19, 1985.

Survivors include: a brother, Melvin Reynolds of McComb; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased include: a brother, Don Reynolds; and a sister, Virginia Woodruff. Mrs. Hendricks was a homemaker, a member of the Fostoria Baptist Church, and a former volunteer at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Monday, at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, with the Rev. David Chapman officiting. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.

Visitation is one hour prior to Monday's service, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Baptist Church.


JACKSON, DORY LANE

Funeral services for Dory Lane Jackson, 72, of 298 Township Road 14, Van Buren, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Hal Argabright officiting. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, Wood County.

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

Mr. Jackson died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.

He was born Aug. 16, 1928 in Reader, W.Va. to Bert and Ritta (Furbee) Jackson. He married Laura McCartney on March 16, 1950, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Gary of Nashville, Tenn.; and Scott of Findlay; seven daughters, Mrs. Richard (Bonnie J.) Sterling and Tami J. Rader, both of Van Buren; Mrs. Tommy (Peggy L.) Gugliotti, Knippa, Texas; Mrs. Martin (Debra S.) Feigert and Mrs. Thomas (Jackie L.) Ramge, both of Findlay; Mrs. Donald (Martha A.) Mathias, Fostoria; and Mrs. Daniel (Patricia J.) Turk, Tiffin; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald A. of Middlebourne, W.Va.; and a sister, Loretta Ernestine "Tine" McMillan, Paden City, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles.

Mr. Jackson was a retired truck driver for W. Hoops Trucking Co.

He was a member of FOE Aerie 2118, and played stringed instruments in various area bands for more than 50 years.

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


HALL, COLBERT D.

Colbert D. Hall, Sr., 60, of 246 Crescent St., Fostoria, died at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in the home of his daughter.

Mr. Hall was born May 9, 1941, in Parkersburg, W.V. He married Evagean Enochs and they divorced.

Survivors include: two sons, Colbert Hall Jr., and Lloyd Hall of Fostoria; eight daughters, Angie Terrell of Wharton, Sheri Terrell and Wilma Terrell of Butler, Pa., Margaret Hall of Tiffin, Pamela Craft, Edith Hall, Brenda Hall and Samantha Hall all of Fostoria; 28 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Rich Hall of Marion and Jake Hall of West Virginia.

A son, David Lee Hall, preceded him in death.

He was a plumber for Bingle Plumbing of Fostoria; a member of the Army National Guard; and a former member of the Amvets, Tiffin.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Seneca County Home Cemetery, Tiffin, with the Rev. Jan Kucera of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Tiffin, officiating.

Memorials may be made c/o Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


HARTMAN, MARLENE A.

Marlene A. Hartman, 45, of 152 Golfview Drive in Tiffin, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Tiffin, Aug. 12, 1955, to Alvin and Vanetta T. (Schalk) Theis. He is deceased and she survives in New Riegel. She married Gary Hartman on June 9, 2001, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Riegel. He survives in Tiffin.

Survivors also include: a stepson, Greg Hartman of Tiffin; and four brothers, Robert and Joseph Theis both of Fostoria, Steven Theis of Tiffin, and David Theis of New Riegel.

Mrs. Hartman was a graduate of New Riegel H.S. and Tiffin Academy of Hair Design. She was owner of Marlene Hair Classic in New Riegel and co-owner of T-N-T Pizza in Sycamore and New Riegel.

She was a past member of the New Riegel Village Council, was village grant writer; member of the Moose Auxiliary; and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Riegel.

The rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass at10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel. The Rev. Harry Cavanaugh C.P.P.S will be the officiant. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, Tiffin. Women of the Moose New Riegel 253 will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m. and a wake service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to New Riegel EMS or a charity of the donor's choice.


HITCHINGS, FRANCES M.

Frances Marie Hitchings, 94, formerly of Arcadia, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001 at at Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born Aug. 10, 1907, in Fostoria to John and Millie (Fruth) Diebley. She married William Hitchings on July 30, 1955, at West Independence United Methodist Church, and he died in 1981.

Surviving are two stepsons, William Hitchings, Port Clinton; James Hitchings, Arcadia; 13 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred Dreisbach, Fostoria; and Ruth Sullenberger, Carey.

She was preceded in death by two stepsons, Robert and Raymond Hitchings; and two brothers, Harold and Elton Diebley.

Mrs. Hitchings was a former employee of the A&P Store and John B. Rogers Productions, both of Fostoria.

She was a graduate of Fostoria High School.

She was a member of West Independence United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. She was a charter member and secretary/treasurer of Arcadia Senior Citizens.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Jeff Racker officiating. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church, 22876 U.S. 224, Fostoria, 44830.


ICKES, OSCAR S.

Funeral services for Oscar S. Ickes, 73, of 12046 Shannon Drive, Lakeview, and formerly of North Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Paul Eichar officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Wood County.

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

Mr. Ickes died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at his residence.

He was born March 11, 1928, in Wichita, Kan. to Oscar H. and Geraldine (Cooley) Ickes. He married Freda M. Herr on May 9, 1945, and she died May 2, 1988.

Surviving are three sons, Jerry S. of Bairdstown; James F. of Arlington; and John L. of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Robert S. (Judy A.) Noel Sr., Arcadia; and Jean K. Fraley, Fostoria; 29 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Alfred of Fostoria; a sister, Marie Greeno, North Baltimore; and companion Betty Dobbins, Lakeview.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert.

Mr. Ickes retired as a security guard for Honda in St. Marys. He previously was a truck driver for more than 50 years, including 18 years for Norwalk Truck Line, and for PearlTransportation, Ohio Lime and A&P.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, 43218-2039; or American Lung Association of Ohio, P.O. Box 870, Lima, 45802-0870.


HEILMAN, IRENE L.

Irene L. Heilman, 96, of Parkview Care Center, Fremont formerly of Old Fort, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Parkview Care Center. She was born Dec. 24, 1904 in Old Fort to Albert and Anna (Blodgett) Henretty. On March 19, 1926 she married Norman C. Heilman in Old Fort. He is deceased.

Surviving include: a son, Harry Heilman of Syracuse, N.Y.; five daughters, Mrs. Lois Christner of Wolcottville, Ind., Mrs. Margaret Faunce of Burgoon, Mrs. Jean Sprow of Toledo, Mrs. Beatrice Vallimont of Helena and Mrs. Joyce Brose of Fostoria: 26 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

Deceased include: a brother, Ralph Henretty and a sister Mabel Stroll.

Mrs. Heilman a lifetime resident and graduate of Old Fort High School in 1921, graduate of Bowling Green University in 1924, she retired as a school teacher. She was a member of Old Fort United Methodist Church.

The Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs. Burial will be at Pleasant Union Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 7-9 p.m., tonight, at the funeral home.

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


JONES, NELLIE

Nellie Jones, 93, formerly of 846 N. Main St., Fostoria, died at 6:36 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Lutheran Memorial Home, Sandusky.

She was born Oct. 12, 1907, in Bloomdale to Tom and Cora (Kieffer) Dunn. She married L.W. "Bill" Jones on Dec. 26, 1927, in Fostoria, and he died in 1972.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Donna) Holodnak, Castalia; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Jones was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and its Rosary Altar Society. She was an honorary member of St. Wendelin Circle of Mercy; and an American Red Cross volunteer.

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

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the Circle of Mercy will recite a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m., both today. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.


HARRIS, ZORA L.

Funeral services for Zora L. Hartley Harris, 79, of Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, the Rev. Jerry Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery, Wayne.

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

Mrs. Harris died at 11:17 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Toledo Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Jerry City to Sawyer and Mabel (Roote) Scovill. She married Loyd R. Hartley on Jan. 28, 1939, and he died Nov. 7, 1979. She then married Loy L. Wickard in 1980, and he died in 1990. She married Howard E. Harris Oct. 31, 1992, and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, James R. Hartley, Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Pat) Gorrill, Fostoria; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Milan, Loran and Elsworth Scovill; and three sisters, Zeta Bomer Root, Arlene McClish and Irsel Anderson.

Mrs. Harris retired as an assembler from Autolite, Fostoria, after 30 years. She was a member of Word of Truth Christian Center, Bowling Green.

Memorials may be made to Word of Truth Christian Center.


HEILMAN, LAURA A.

McCUTCHENVILLE -- Funeral services for Laura A. Heilman, 80, of 78 Cardinal Court, Ashland, and formerly of McCutchenville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Church of Christ, McCutchenville, the Rev. Roy Howell officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, McCutchenville.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, and an hour before services Monday at the church. An OES service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Heilman died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 4, 1920, in McCutchenville to John and Zola (Romig) Bare. She married James Heilman on Oct. 10, 1939, and he died Oct. 20, 1981.

Surviving are a son, James R. of Ashland; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Shuff, Tiffin; Mrs. John (Lucretia) Curtis, Sylvania; and a brother, James Bare, rural McCutchenville.

She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Mrs. Heilman had worked four years at McDonalds, Ashland. She previously worked 20 years at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria; and retired from the former Bendix plant, Fostoria, after 31 years.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, McCutchenville, and a 50-year member of William Myers OES Chapter 196, McCutchenville.

She was a 1940 graduate of McCutchenville High School.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home, 201 W. Saffel Ave., Sycamore 44882-0356.


HOPPLE, JEREMIAH

Funeral services for Jeremiah James Hopple, 16, of 1145 Turley Road, Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, the Rev. Dan Horner officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Jeremiah died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident on Jerry City Road near Jerry City in Wood County.

He was born Jan. 22, 1985, in Bowling Green to William R. Hopple and Georgia J. Sterling. His father survives in Van Buren, and his mother survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are three brothers, Daniel R. Hopple, Bloomdale; Joshua C. Hopple and Toby A. Bixler, both of Fostoria; a sister, Betsy L. Sterling, Fostoria; a half sister, Danielle Cook, in Florida; a paternal grandmother, Charlotte Hopple, Van Buren; and a paternal great-grandfather, Fred Bickmyer, North Baltimore.

Jeremiah was a junior at Elmwood High School, where he participated in the Occupational Work Experience (OWE) Program. He worked at Burger King in Bowling Green, and was a former employee of Striff Insurance Agency, Findlay.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, 515 N. Main St., North Baltimore, 45872.


HAMPSHIRE, JOHN S.

John S. Hampshire, 78, 62 B Siesta Drive, Tiffin, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001.

He was born June 19, 1923, in Fostoria, to the late Burdette and Mary (Smith) Hampshire. His foster mother, Geneva Raymond, also is deceased.

Surviving are six sons, Michael N., Thomas P., and John David Hampshire, all of Tiffin; Todd C. Hampshire of Pendleton, Ind.; Timothy A. Hampshire of Columbus, OH and Jonathan D. Hampshire, also of Tiffin, a daughter, Stephanie E. and Tim Reinhart of Alvada, OH, a step-son, Charles Feasel, Jr. of Fostoria, OH; a foster brother, Kenneth Raymond of Marion, OH, foster sisters, Lori (Raymond) Fast of Fostoria, OH and Evelyn (Raymond) Hausman of Cary, NC, 26 grandchildren; Mindy, Jeremy, Holly, Aaron, Brandon, Andrea, Phillip, Michael, Timothy and Devin Reinhart; Kathryn, Nicole, Jason and Megan Hampshire; Charles, Shawn, Christopher, Eric and Cody Feasel; Ryan and Douglas Hampshire, Lori Hampshire and Robyn (Hampshire) Cook, Connie Hampshire, Jared and Tyler Hampshire; five great-grandchildren, Cindy Hampshire, Matthew and Alex Mullholand, Michaela and Hayden Cook.

A brother, Norman Hampshire, also is deceased.

Mr. Hampshire, a graduate of Columbian High School, retired as a construction worker from Focht Brothers, Dariano Construction and Agerter Masonry.

A World War II Army veteran, he participated in the Normandy Invasion, landing on Omaha Beach, on D-Day. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and three Bronze Star Awards,

He was a member of American Legion Post 169 and the First Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday Oct. 5, in the First Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Margaret M. Marks officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

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


HENNING, CLYDE E.

Clyde E. Henning, 91, formerly of 342 Davis St., Findlay, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Winebrenner Care Center.

He was born April 9, 1910, in Cygnet to William and Nellie (Parr) Henning. He married Bertha F. Simon on June 16, 1935, and she died Oct. 29, 1988.

Surviving are a son, Gerald L. of Lambertville, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Kay) Gokey, Scottsboro, Ala.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Clayton (Hazel) Stamp, Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willis P.

Mr. Henning retired as a machinist for Garwood Industries and Blanchard Machine Co.

He was a 44-year member of College First Church of God and its Welcome Sunday School Class, and served as an usher. He was a member of Findlay Moose Lodge 698 and Senior Citizens.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Clarence Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

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

Memorials may be made to the church, 1100 N. Main St., Findlay; American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039 Department 013, Columbus, 43218-2039; or Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 415 College St., Findlay.


HULL, VIRGIL

Virgil Hull, 79, 127 Ella St., died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Lucas County, Toledo, where he had been a patient since Saturday.

He was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Bloomville to the late Ralph and Fanny (Firestone) Hull. On July 4, 1948, in Toledo he married Gwendolyn Zoll, who preceded him in death Aug. 9, 1997.

Surviving are a son, Michael J. Hull of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. George (Rebecca A.) Shaull of Risingsun; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a half brother, Michael Firestone; and two half sisters, Jeannette Firestone of Fostoria and Mary Thacker.

Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Jane Sours and Marjorie Knepper.

Mr. Hull, a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, retired as a foreman from the Seneca County Highway Department.

He also was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he served as a leader for over 30 years and received the Silver Beaver Award.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II, and he received a Purple Heart.

He had lived most of his life in Tiffin.

The Rev. Scott Hayward will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Wednesday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, with military services held at the graveside.

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

Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 473 of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and the Seneca County Kidney Dialysis.


HEINZE, MILDRED

Mildred Heinze, 80, of 1521 N. Countyline St. in Fostoria died at 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at St. Catherine's
Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Gallia County, Ohio to Lewis and Pansy (Walsh)
Spires. Both are deceased. She married Delbert Heinze on December 28, 1967,
in Findlay and he survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: a brother, Ted Spires of Defiance; four sisters,
Dorothy Underwood of Fostoria, Hilda French of
McConnelsville, Ohio, Virginia Addlesburger of Gallipolis, and Marie Powers
of Huntington, W. Va.

Preceding her in death include: six brothers, Clair, Stanley, Emerson,
Chester, Ralph, and Lawrence Spires; and two sisters,
Frances Price and Margie Gardner.

Mrs. Heinze was a homemaker and a member of the Fostoria Eagles Auxiliary;
Ladies of the Moose; and VFW Auxiliary of
Fostoria.

Services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hoening Funeral Home in
Fostoria. The Rev. David Chapman will be the officiant. Burial will be in
Knollcrest Gardens in Arcadia.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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


HUFFMAN, MARY E.

Mary E. Huffman, 76, of 642 McDougal St., Fostoria, Ohio, died at 11:09 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 20, 2001, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Fostoria, Ohio, to the late Floyd Petre and
Alice J. (Kauffman) Petre-Laipply. Her husband,
Donald R. Huffman, whom she married Dec. 19, 1953, in Angola, Ind., survives
in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Robert T. Huffman of Fostoria; a
granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Thor Laipply of
Payne, Ohio and Victor Petre of Mid West City, Okla.

Mary had been a cook for several Fostoria area restaurants. She started the
"Adopt a Pet" program and helped find homes for over 5800 pets in many area
cities. She also was known as the "Afghan Lady," making and showing dozens
of her prize
winning afghans. She did survey work and solicitations for the American
Heart Association, American Cancer Society and volunteer work for Fostoria
Altrusa Club.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hoening Funeral Home,
Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens,
Arcadia.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home,
Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to establish a new city Dog Pound, in care of Hoening
Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


HAMMER, CLYDE C.

Clyde C. Hammer, 76, of 399 W. Zeller Road, Fostoria, died at 11:15 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 23,
2001, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Fostoria to Clarence J. and Eunice I. (Penn)
Hammer. He married
Mildred T. "Millie" Kelbley on Sept. 4, 1954, at St. Wendelin Catholic
Church, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Ron C. of West Bend, Wis.; three grandchildren;
a great-grandchild; a sister,
LaDonna Smalley, McComb; and four brothers, Owen and Frederick, both of
Fostoria; and Alton and
Earl, both of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Gerald and Bernard.

Mr. Hammer retired in 1988 as a real estate developer and broker in
Fostoria. He also had worked for
Brown Pacific Maxon Construction Company in Guam for four years and was a
certified real estate
appraiser.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Scout & Radar Division, where
he received a Bronze
Star. He also volunteered into the Sino-American Cooperative Organization,
also known as Navy Group
of China -- The Rice Paddy Navy.

He graduated from Fostoria High School in 1944, and attended Bowling Green
State University.

He was past president of Fostoria Board of Realtors, and a member of U.S.
Chess Federation, U.S.
Powersquadron and American Legion Post 73, Fostoria. He was a former
member of Elks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St.
Wendelin Catholic Church,
Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military rites by
United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral
Home, Fostoria, where a
rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. A rosary also will be recited at 10
a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Seneca County or St.
Wendelin Church and
schools


JOHNSON, RALPH

Ralph Johnson, 69, of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, and formerly of Spruce Street, Fostoria, died at 9:17 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Fostoria, to Andrew and Mary (White) Johnson who are both deceased. He married Ethel J. Baker on Feb. 16, 1957, in Toledo, and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Laurie) Camp of Beavertown, Pa.; a grandchild; six brothers, William of San Diego, Calif., Melvin of Phoenix, Ariz., Jesse, John and James all of Fostoria, and Nathaniel White of Atlanta, Ga.; and three sisters, Louise Johnson of San Diego, Calif., Mildred Ramsey and Dorothy Lyburtus both of Fostoria.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

There will be private graveside services at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is handling the arrangements.


HINSON, DIANE L.

Funeral services for Diane L. Hinson, 48, of Park Avenue, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nopper-Veh Funeral Home, Gibsonburg. Burial will be in Metzgar Cemetery, Helena.

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

Ms. Hinson died of natural causes Saturday evening, Dec. 1, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 29, 1953, in Fremont to Roy and Lilly (Kern) Sterling. Her mother survives in Gibsonburg.

Also surviving are a son, Lance of Gibsonburg; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbie Jo; and two brothers, Earl and Leroy Sterling.

Ms. Hinson was a factory assembler at Honeywell Corp., Fostoria.

She was a 1971 graduate of Gibsonburg High School.

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


HUNT, WILLIAM P.

William P. Hunt, 73, of Fostoria, died at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Toledo Hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Cottageville, W. Va., to the late William H. and Velma (Nutt) Hunt. He married Betty J. Sayre Feb. 2, 1952, in Cottageville, W. Va. She died May 22, 2001.

Survivors include: a son, Mickey Hunt of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Vicki) West of Chesterfield, Ind., Mrs. Richard (Paula) Reinhart, and Heather Hunt, both of Fostoria; two brothers, Robert Hunt of Titusville, FL and Curtis Hunt of Letart, W.VA, a sister, Mrs. Gary (Lois) Hoffman of Letart, W.VA, sevel grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., December 6, at the funeral home.

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