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2003 Obituaries - S & T

Sanford, Joyce E.
Santos, John R.
Saum, Patrick E.
Scharf, Catherine M.
SCHERGER, VICTOR  B.
Schetter, Ben 'Big Ben'
SCHETTER, E. MARGARET
Schnitzler, Garnita D.
Schwab, Jack A.
Seislove, Ralph P.
Sellers, Robert M.
SENSABAUGH, HAROLD  H.
SETZLER, LARRY  L.
Sexton, James K. Sr.
Shank, James "Billy"
SHEELEY, PAUL  C.
Sherwood, Martha
SHONTZ, CARL
Shultz, Donald E.
Shultz, Frances L.
Siferd, Charles L. Sr.
Simms, Dawn
Singer, Robert L."Bob"
Sloat, Irvin
Smith Arthur H.
Smith-Wyatt, Louisa B.
Smith, Mildred E.
Smith, Robert Ray
Smith, Sharon
Smothers, James
Smyser, Kenneth
Somers, Mildred H.
Sorg, (Siferd), Cynthia
Sorg, Helen Marie
Souder, Harold J.
Sparks, Madgie Elva
Spellerberg, David L.
SPENCER, KENNETH
Stahl, Ray Eldon
Stanfield, Ray E. Jr.
Stansbery, Damien Donavon
STARK, LORA
STARK, RICHARD  M.
Steinmetz, Marie A.
Stephenson, Beatrice R.
STEVE, BERTHA
STEWART, CHARLES  C.
Stone, (Yost) Daisy E.
Swanagan, Orville Louis
Taylor, Damien K.
Thallman, Cornelia 'Mickey'
THIEL, GEORGE A.
Thiry, Gerald
Thiry, Gerald R.
THOMAS, ETHEL MARIE
Thompson, Gloria J.
Thornton, Kenneth Edward
Tindall Joan M.
Trautwein, Julia Helen
Treft, Donald
Troutman, Dortha
Tucker, Ernest E. Sr.
TURNER, AUBREY JANEL
Tyler, Lester

 


SHONTZ, CARL
 
  FOSTORIA -- Memorial services for Carl Delbert Shontz, 58, of Winston-Salem, N.C., will be held at  1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry W. Knigga officiating.
 
  Mr. Shontz died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.
 
  He was born Sept. 10, 1944 in Hancock County to Delbert Leroy and Bernice (Browning) Shontz. His  stepfather, Robert Lee, survives in Fostoria. He married Kim Soon on May 16, 1982, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are a brother, Robert D. of Fostoria; and two stepsisters, Mrs. Tom (Linda) Mitchell and  Mrs. Joe (Barbara) Veselka.
 
  Mr. Shontz retired in 1999 from American Can Co.
 
  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in Turkey and Labrador.
 
  He was a 1962 graduate of Fostoria High School and a 1970 graduate of Bowling Green State
  University.
 
  Mr. Shontz was a 30-year member of North Carolina Chapter of Studebaker Drivers Club, and held  several offices. He attended Ardmore Baptist Church and was a former member of Hope Lutheran  Church, Fostoria.
 
  Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, 44830; or a charity of  the donor's choice.
STARK, RICHARD  M.
 
  FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Richard M. "Dick" Stark, 80, of 313 Independence Ave., Fostoria,  will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite  officiating. Burial will be in Emma Pillars Garden of Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with military rites by  United Veterans of Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where an Eagles memorial  service will be held at 6 p.m.
 
  Mr. Stark died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at his residence.
 
  He was born Oct. 8, 1922 in Fostoria to James H. and Estella (Todd) Stark. He married Lois M. Bates  on Oct. 17, 1947, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. James (Norma) Strausbaugh, Findlay; and Mrs. Garland (Bonnie)  Smith, Fostoria.
 
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, John P. and Dale E.; and two sisters, Margaret Stark and  Edith M. McDowell.
 
  Mr. Stark retired in 1984 as a brickmason at Union Carbide, Fostoria.
 
  He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
 
  He was a 1940 graduate of Fostoria High School.
 
  He was a gold card member of Local 46, Fremont; a member of American Legion Post 73 and VFW  Post 421, and a charter member of AMVETS Post 69, all of Fostoria. He was past secretary of Golden  Eagle Fostoria Aerie 430, past deputy state president of District 13 FOE and past president of Fostoria  United Sportsman's Club.
 
  Memorials may be made to Fostoria Relay for Life, High Street United Methodist Church or a charity of  the donor's choice.

Smith, Robert Ray

Robert Ray Smith, 85,of 1932 Queenswood Dr., Findlay, died 8:03 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, in Winebrenner Village, Findlay.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1918, in Fostoria, to Ray E. and Ada M. (Martin) Smith.

He married Martha Louise (France) Smith in Fostoria on Nov. 7, 1941. She survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Rick Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brian Smith, Steven Smith and Susan Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Ada Smith.

Mr. Smith was a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church; former financial secretary of Christ Church United Methodist Church; former Boy Scouts of America and chairman of the troop committee; served on the budget committee of the United Way of Hancock County; President of Country Club Condo Association. He was a member of Gateway Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Findlay.

Mr. Smith graduated from Fostoria High School and Tiffin University, where he was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team. He retired from AEP (American Electric Power) in 1981 as western division office manager, after 43 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from May 1942 through December 1945 in Duluth, Minn., as aide to captain of the port and also in the Aleutian Islands. He was recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, American Area Campaign Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home in Findlay, with the Rev. Ben Borsay officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens Cemetery, east of Findlay.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 10108 U.S. 224 West, Findlay, OH 45840 or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 415 College Street, Findlay, OH 45840.


SPENCER, KENNETH
   Father of Fostorian
 
  VANLUE -- Funeral services for Kenneth W. Spencer, 89, formerly of 101 W. Main St., Vanlue, will  be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, Carey, the Revs. Harley  Duncan and Buck Traylor officiating. Burial will be in Zion Bloom Cemetery, Vanlue.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey,  and an hour before services Thursday at the church.
 
  Mr. Spencer died at 10:32 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at Grand Court, Findlay.
 
  He was born May 25, 1913 in Jacksonburg, W.Va., and was raised by A.B. and Ada Spencer. He  married Naomi L. Crew on June 27, 1936, and she died March 9, 2000.
 
  Surviving are three sons, James of Medina; Darrell of Willshire; William of Fort Mill, S.C.; six daughters,  Donna Arthur, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Dennis (Esther) King, Findlay; Mrs. Tim (Patricia) Braselton,  Lee's Summit, Mo.; Mrs. Steve (Sandra) Reilly, Colbert, Ga.; Mrs. Ron (Julia) Harden, Fostoria; Mrs.  Scott (Joy) Mills, Vanlue; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a  brother, A.C. Spencer, Massillon.
 
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Weekley.
 
  Mr. Spencer owned and operated and was president of Spencer Drilling and Supply Co., Vanlue.
 
  He was a charter member of the Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene and a member of Operating  Engineers Local 18, Toledo.
 
  Memorials may be made to Nazarene Compassionate Missions in care of the funeral home, 225 W.  Findlay St., Carey, 43316-1169.

Seislove, Ralph P.

Ralph P. Seislove, 88, of 2214 S. SR 100, Tiffin, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born April 15, 1914, in Tiffin, to Louis and Clara (Fey) Seislove.

He married Dolores C. (Reinhart) Seislove in St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Tiffin, June 27, 1936. She survives in Tiffin.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Rita) Scherger; a son, David (Phyllis) Seislove; a daughter, Mrs. Nicholas (Beth) Boyer, all of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren, Cindy Schalk, Daniel (Pam) Scherger; Jeffrey (Dana) Scherger; Karen (Mark) Pardi, and Ron (Marilyn) Seislove, all of Tiffin, and Tim (Bibiana) Seislove of Stow, Sue (Jay) Eastman of Bellevue, Anne (Art) Price of Bellevue, Jane (Steve) Volpe of Fostoria, Aimee (Mark) Bailey of Pickerington and Andrew Boyer of Columbus; and three brothers, Richard, Kenneth and Donald Seislove, and a sister, Dorothy Black, all of Tiffin.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Clara Seislove; a son, Stephan Seislove; two brothers, Wayne and Howard Seislove; and a sister, Helen Payment.

Mr. Seislove graduated from Calvert High School in 1932 and was the founder of Seislove Burial Vault Service, established in 1946.

He was a 3rd and 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus; the Tiffin Elks Lodge 94; district director and member of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association and a member of Ohio Burial Vault Association. He also served on the St. Joseph Cemetery Board and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He enjoyed gardening, golfing and horses and was an avid football fan.

Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home. A Knights of Columbus 4th degree honor guard will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Rosary Service will be 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

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

The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is providing services for the Seislove Family.

To send condolences or for directions visit www.Traunerofuneralhome.com


Smyser, Kenneth

Kenneth "Applebutter" Smyser, 79 Tiffin, died 5 p.m. Dec. 29, 2002 at the Wyandot Mannor Upper Sandusky.

He was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Seneca County to George W. and Carrie (May) Smyser.  He married Patsy (Moler) Lanning Aug. 5, 1950.  He married Lois Desbin Nov. 19, 1977

Surviving are a son, Doug Smyser, Sycamore' two daughters Pam Stewart and Mrs. Tom (Cathy) Ekleberry, both of Sycamore; two sisters, Lois, Mt. Pleasant and Marie, Clyde; five stepchildren, Roger and Gary Zimmerman, both of Fostoria; Doris Zimmerman, Fostoria; Lee Zimmerman, Tiffin, and Mrs. Stanley (Judy) Fritz, Bascon; five grand children and six stepgrandchildren' three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Smyser was an assembly worker at Whirpool in Clyde. A member of the Junior Home class of 1943, he was also a member of the Legion and of the Moose lodge in Tiffin.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home Tiffin, with Joe Buckley officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Cemetery, Old Fort.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or the Wyandot County Council on Aging Upper Sandusky.


STEWART, CHARLES  C.
 
Charles C. "Donnie" Stewart, 66, of 112 Covington Ave., Findlay, died at 7:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
 
He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Ashville, to the late Chester C. and Elsie I. (Conrad) Stewart. He married Eduvijes "Vicki" (Galan) Stewart Aug. 4, 1986, in Victoria, Texas. She survives in Findlay.
 
Also surviving are: a son, Alex Andrew Stewart of Findlay; two step sons, Jose F. Navarro of Toledo and Aquileo Navarro III of Findlay; two step-daughters, Esmeralda Navarro of Delaware and Mary Antoszewski of Oregon; and seven grandchildren.
 
Mr. Stewart was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will take place at 7:30 p.m.
SCHERGER, VICTOR  B.
 
Victor B. Scherger, 75, 139 Sycamore St., Tiffin, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at his residence.
 
He was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Liberty Township, Ohio, to the late Albert A. and Christena M. (Brickner) Scherger. On Aug. 25, 1956, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, he married Kathleen R. Smith, who survives.
 
Other survivors include: three sons, Kevin V. (Rebecca) Scherger of Tiffin, David A. (Diana) Scherger of Dover, Del. and Frederick C. Scherger, also of Tiffin; three daughters, Theresa M. Scherger of Tiffin, Patricia G. Scherger of Fairfax, Va. and Victoria A. Sanchez of Tiffin; a granddaughter, Lindsay Rae Scherger of Tiffin; and two brothers, Harold Scherger of Tiffin and Paul Scherger of Fostoria.
 
A son-in-law, Joe Sanchez, also is deceased.
 
Mr. Scherger, a 1946 Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate, retired after 38 years as an inspector at Whirlpool Corp. in Clyde. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin and the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree. He volunteered for Community Hospice Care of Tiffin and enjoyed gardening and landscaping.
 
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Steinle officiating.The rosary will be recited at the church 15 minutes prior to the Mass on Friday.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-3113.  There will be a wake service at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Tiffin, St. Joseph Catholic Church or a charity of the donor's choice, in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.
SETZLER, LARRY  L.
 
  Funeral services for Larry L. "Cavey" Setzler, 52, of 1126 S. Blanchard St.,  Findlay, will be held at 3 p.m.   Sunday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. Christian Dittmar officiating. Burial will be at a   later date in Bellevue Cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Satuday at Routson Funeral Chapel. Military rites will be  conducted by Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad following services Sunday at the church.
 
  Mr. Setzler died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at his residence.
 
  He was born Feb. 14, 1950, in Bellevue to Robert R. and Evelyn D. (Norman) Setzler, and his mother  survives in Bellevue. He married Elaine R. Perkins on March 28, 1972, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are a son, Daniel L. of Findlay; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Bobbie Jo)  Hummel, Sandusky; and two brothers, Michael L. of Sandusky; and Gary R. of Cardington.
 
  He was preceded in death by a son, Shawn; a grandchild; and two brothers, Lawrence and Robert  "Bob."
 
  Mr. Setzler had been a railroad foreman since 1977 in the Lima, Fostoria and Bluffton areas for Norfolk  & Southern Railway.
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1969-77 in Germany.
 
  He as a member of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way.
 
  Memorials may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 1701 Tiffin Ave.,  Findlay; or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 415 College St., Findlay, 45840.
THOMAS, ETHEL MARIE
 
Ethel Marie Thomas, 93, formerly of Stadium Drive, Fostoria, resident of St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria, died at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at St. Catherine's.
 
She was born Aug. 10, 1909, in Allen County, to the late David and Florence (Hattery) Crist. She married Charles T. Thomas on Auguat 15, 1927, in Allen County.  He died March 12, 1978.
 
Surviving are: a daughter, Marvine Hammer of Fostoria; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Crist of Wapakoneta and Bert Crist of Findlay; and two sisters, Lova Brandeberry of Bloomdale and Jane Rier of Wapakoneta.
 
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
TURNER, AUBREY JANEL
 
Aubrey Janel Turner, stillborn, at 7:08 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
 
Surviving are: her parents, David E. Jr. and Jessica A. (Young) Turner of Fostoria; a brother at home, Austin Jacob Turner; maternal grandparents, Kyle and Cheryl Young of Fostsoria; paternal grandparents David E. Sr. and Sharon Turner of Findlay; maternal great-grandmothers, Violet Young and Joan Seel, both of Fostoria.
 
Private services will be at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
SHEELEY, PAUL  C.
 
  FOSTORIA -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul C. Sheeley, 62, of 1705 Walnut St., Fostoria, will be  celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish  cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hoening  Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today. A rosary will be  recited at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
 
  Mr. Sheeley died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Toledo Hospital.
 
  He was born April 27, 1940 in Tiffin to William Clifford and Therese Vera (Michaels) Sheeley, and his  father survives in Tiffin. He married Jean C. (Weinandy) Frankart on June 14, 1974, at St. Wendelin  Catholic Church, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Chris (Nancy) Fout, Fostoria; a stepson, Randall Frankart,  Dayton; three step-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Schaffer, Monroeville.
 
  Mr. Sheeley was a farmer and a millwright at Norton Manufacturing, Fostoria. He previously was a  millwright at Sterling Abrasive Products, Tiffin.
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran.
 
  He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Seneca Antique Farm Machinery Association,  National Threshers Association and United Steel Workers Union local 7808.
 
  He graduated from Calvert High School, Tiffin.
 
  Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Education Foundation or a charity of the donor's  choice.
STARK, LORA
 
  RISINGSUN -- Funeral services for Lora Mae Stark, 72, of Risingsun, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday,   March 8, 2003, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, WVA.  Burial will be in Mount UnionCemetery, Pliny, WVA.
 
  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Stark died Wednesday morning, March 5, 2003 at her residence.
 
  She was born May 4, 1930 in Spuorlock, W.Va. to James William and Freida (Bailey) McComas. She  married Lawrence Lee Baumgardner, and he died June 8, 1991. She later married James D. Stark, and  he survives.
 
  Also surviving are five stepsons, James Stark, Apple Grove, W.Va.; John Stark, Fostoria; Jeff Stark,  Olive Hill, Ky.; Gene McAffe, Findlay; and Joseph Stark, Bettsville; two stepdaughters, Janet Simpkins,  Apple Grove, W.Va.; and Bridget Walker, Maumee; eight step-grandchildren; three brothers, James  McComas Jr., Pliny, W.Va.; Joe McComas, Ashton, W.Va.; and Richard McComas, Crystal, Minn.;  and three sisters, Patricia Waugh and Anna Lee Smith, both of Ashton, W.Va.; and Wilodine Setiff,  Fraziers Bottom, W.Va.
 
  Mrs. Stark was a waitress and a cook.
 
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W.  Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.
SENSABAUGH, HAROLD  H.
 
  FOSTORIA -- Harold H. Sensabaugh, 70, of North Countyline Street, Fostoria, died at 9:55 a.m.  Thursday, March 13, 2003 at his residence.
 
  He was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Columbus to Ralph and Florence (Snoffer) Sensabaugh.
 
  Surviving are a son, Ralph of Fostoria; two daughters, Bobbi Sensabaugh, Haskins; and Helen
  Sensabaugh, Toledo; six grandchildren; a brother, Paul in West Virginia; and a sister, Janet Wolfe,  Hanover, Mich.
 
  Mr. Sensabaugh retired in 1991 as a press operator at Norbalt Rubber Co., North Baltimore, after more  than 20 years.
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
 
  He was a member of Fostoria American Legion.
 
  Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Wood County Memorial Gardens, near Bowling  Green, the Rev. Ross Donald officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Joint Veterans Group of  Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be private.
 
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
STEVE, BERTHA
 
  FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Bertha V. Steve, 84, of 153 E. Fremont St., Fostoria, will be held at  2 p.m. Friday at Knollcrest Gardens Chapel, east of Findlay, the Rev. Larry W. Knigga officiating. Burial  will be in Knollcrest Gardens.
 
  Visitation will be private.
 
  Mrs. Steve died at 11:13 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.
 
  She was born June 15, 1918 in Elizabeth, W.Va. to William and Katie (Gillespie) Martin. She married  Richard C. Steve on Jan. 7, 1943, and he died Sept. 2, 1984.
 
  Surviving are a stepson, Richard R. Steve, Fostoria; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a  brother, Robert Martin, Elizabeth, W.Va.
 
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Martin; and four sisters, Hazel Uhlman, Ruby
  Knowlton, Marie Janic and Eula Meredith.
 
  Mrs. Steve was a homemaker.
 
  She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and OES Chapter 94, both in Fostoria.
 
  Memorials may be made to the church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, 44830.
 
  Arrangements are by Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.
SCHETTER, E. MARGARET
 
E. Margaret Schetter, 75, of 22651 SR 613, Fostoria, died at 11:15 a.m. in St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.
 
She was born April 20, 1927, in Fostoria, to John and Mary (Parsh) Droll. They are deceased.
 
On Nov. 30, 1946, she married Don Schetter in St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. He survives.
 
Also surviving are: two sons, James B. Schetter of Fostoria and John E. (Emily) Schetter of Orange Village, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Pamela) Holycross of Fostoria; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Florence Droll of Fostoria and Mrs. Ron (Emma) Sprankle of Findlay.
 
Preceding her in death were six brothers, Albert, Francis, Edward, John, Clarence, and Willis Droll; and three sisters, Eleanor McGee, Josephine Droll, and Mary Schroeder.
 
She was Co-owner and operator of "Schetter's Farm Market" in Fostoria. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Wendelin High
School.
 
Mrs. Schetter was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and its Rosary-Altar Society; Fostoria Eagles Ladies Auxiliary; Post 73 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m.  Burial will be  in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, where a Rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.
THIEL, GEORGE A.
 
George A. Thiel, 68. of 11636 TH 49, Upper Sandusky, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003 in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. He was born July 13, 1934 to the late Clarence and Ida E. (Rall) Thiel.
 
Surviving include: three sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Jane) Boehler of Tiffin, Mrs. James (Marilyn) Steyer of Lewis Center, OH., and Mrs. Francis (Helen) Brickner of Fostoria; by many nieces and nephews and close aunts and caregivers Grace Vent and Joan Rall.
 
Mr. Thiel was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer. A member of St. Peter Catholic Church: life member Knights of Columbus Lodge #2050, where he served as the Inner Guard Officer for many years; member Ohio Farmers Union and was a past member Wyandot County Sportsman's Club.
 
Preceded in death was a sister, Clara Heyman.
 
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 noon, Saturday, April 5, 2003 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Upper Sandusky, with The Father James Holmer officiating. Burial at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery.
 
Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., tonight, at the Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home. Biblical Wake Service to be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Smothers, James

FOSTORIA -- Graveside services for James C. Smothers, 73, of Swanton, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay, the Rev. Alanzo Wise officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Mr. Smothers died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Flower Hospital, Sylvania.

He was born April 16, 1929 in Tiffin to Ernest and Nina (Correll) Smothers. He married Phyllis A. Thomas on April 16, 1955 in Fostoria, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, James of Toledo; a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Sherri) Bettinger, Swanton; two grandchildren; and a brother, John C. of Port Clinton.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Sullenberger.

Mr. Smothers retired in 1991 as a master printer at National Exchange Club, Toledo. He was previously an offset printer at Gray Printing Co., Fostoria.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a military policeman.

He was a member of Berkey Congregational Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to National Exchange Club Child Abuse Program, 3050 W. Central Ave., Toledo.

Arrangements are by Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


Taylor, Damien K.

Damien K. Taylor, 3, of 638 Columbus Ave., died Sunday, April 13, 2003, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 21, 2000, in Tiffin, to Jason "JT" Taylor and Paula (Bergstedt) Taylor. His father survives in Tiffin and mother in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: a stepfather Jamie Swanigan of Fostoria; a stepmother, Lisa Taylor of Tiffin; five brothers, Jamie "Jr." Swanigan of Fostoria, Tyler Swanigan of Tiffin, Dakota Wagner of New Riegel, Brendon Swanigan of Fostoria, and Xavier Taylor of Tiffin; four sisters, Shandel Swanigan, Raven Keckler, Alexandria "Alex" Swanigan and Shelby Swanigan, all of Fostoria; maternal grandparents, Martha Lee of Bowling Green, Robert and Marge Bergstedt of Fostoria, Carl and Bonita Swanigan of Fremont, Marsha Bonham and Larry Swartz of Tiffin; great-grandmother, Martha Nye of Fostoria; paternal grandparents, Gary and Janet Taylor, and Randy and Mona Gibson, all of Tiffin; several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.

Preceding him in death were: a brother, Zakkary Taylor; and great-grandparents, Kenneth and Pauline Wagner.

Damien attended Fostoria's Early Intervention Preschool.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home in Tiffin with the Rev. Jacob Yeager officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Fostoria's Early Intervention Preschool and St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center's Pediatrics I.C.U.


Trautwein, Julia Helen

April 3, 1927 -- April 17, 2003

Julia Helen Trautwein, 76, 322 S. Wood St., died Thursday afternoon at home.

She was born in Canton's Stark County to the now deceased Cecil and Elsie (Eggleston) Foster. On June 21, 1958, she married Vernon Trautwein in Mansfield and he survives.

Mrs. Trautwein graduated from Orrville High School in 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Also surviving are daughter Janet Daniels of Fostoria; son Lynn Trautwein of Bettsville; sister Gertrude Roberts of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded by sister Ilene Taylor of Mansfield.

Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home.

Private graveside services: Oakwood Cemetery at a later date with Rev. Doug Nagel officiating.

Memorials: Hospice of Memorial Hospital or the church.


Schetter, Ben 'Big Ben'

Ben "Big Ben" Schetter, 60, of 14 W. Findlay St., New Riegel, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.

He was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Tiffin, to Ralph and Martha (Fox) Schetter. On Jan. 16, 1965, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin, he married Mary J. (Siebenaller) Schetter. She survives.

Also surviving are: his stepmother, Maxine Schetter of Vermilion; two sons, Jeff (Susan) Schetter of Findlay and Jamie (Tressa) Schetter of New Riegel; a daughter, Angel (Jim) Bodart of Fostoria; four grandchildren, Parker McIntyre, Andrew Schetter, Jacob Schetter and Casey Schetter; brothers and sisters, Tony (Bev) Schetter of Tiffin, Dorothy Minich of Girton, Bernadette (Dave) Widman of Republic, Regina Hall of Tiffin, Martha Schetter of Tiffin, Goretta (Don) Neuman, Rachel (Ted) McNeely, both of Vermilion, and Basil (Sharon) Schetter of Lorain.

Preceding him in death were: his parents; and three brothers, Bill, Gerard and Fred.

Mr. Schetter was a 1961 Calvert High School graduate. He also received an Associate Degree from Wayne State University. He retired in 1993 from General Dynamics, where he worked in shipping and receiving. He also retired from the New Riegel Street Department. Mr. Schetter owned and operated the Big Ben's Carry-Out in New Riegel for six years.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. His other memberships included: the New Riegel Moose, Seneca Cruisers, Lakeshore Corvettes and Pioneer Auto Club.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2003, in St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Riegel, with the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh officiating. A rosary will be prayed at 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home in Tiffin.


Sorg, (Siferd), Cynthia

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Cynthia Diane Siferd-Sorg, 43, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Findlay, died of natural causes Thursday, May 15, 2003.
Surviving are her parents, Jerry and Joyce Baden, Bradenton, Fla.; her husband, Jeffrey Sorg, Carey; a son, Rick Matthew Siferd, Findlay; two daughters, Jovann Siferd, Bradenton, Fla.; and Elizabeth Siferd, Fostoria; a sister, Belinda Jones, Arcadia; and two brothers, David Stephens and Mark Baden, both of Findlay.

Memorial services will be held in Findlay at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Faith Community Church building fund, 400 1/2 S. Main St., Findlay.

Arrangements are by Good Earth Crematory, Bradenton,


Treft, Donald

HOLGATE -- Donald R. Treft, 89, of Holgate, and formerly of Deshler, died at 1:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.
Surviving are five sons, Richard of Tiffin; Donald E. and William, both of Holgate; Ralph of Fostoria; and Larry Michael of Clovis, N.M.; and three daughters, Mrs. Mickey (Ruth Ann) Ludemann and Mrs. James (Brenda) Barnett, both of Napoleon; and Mrs. Mike (Mary Jo) Schwab, Holgate.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rudolph Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, 133 E. Maple St., Deshler, 43516.


Stanfield, Ray E. Jr.

Ray E. Stanfield Jr., 52, of 1113 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Findlay to Ray E. Sr. and Avonelle (Stone) Stanfield, and they survive in Findlay. He married Violet L. Fouts Aug. 17, 1989, in Findlay and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Shawn Ray of Findlay; four daughters, Andrea Stanfield of Findlay, Luwana Engler and DeeDee Trumpler of Fostoria, and Melissa Nalle of Arcadia; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, William Stanfield of Ellsworth, Maine, Gene Stanfield-Shawber of Leipsic, and Jeff Stanfield of Forest; and five sisters, Debbie Amstutz of Rawson, Stephanie Boyd of Findlay, Cheryl Reinhart and Jennifer Shepherd of Brandon, Fla., and Kathleen Pytko of Palatka, Fla.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with burial in Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.

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


Sherwood, Martha

Martha E. Sherwood, age 83, of 118 East Cherry Ave. Tiffin, died Tuesday morning May 27, 2003 at her home.

She was born November 10, 1919, in Tiffin, to Frank and Julia Catherine (Whitmer) Lee. she married Leon Sherwood on Nov. 9, 1939 in Fremont, and he died in 1977

Survivors include: three daughters, Rachel (Larry) Rentz, Rebecca (Floyd) Clouse, and Mary K. Sherwood all of Tiffin, four sons Robert L. Sherwood of East Falmouth, Mass., James A. Sherwood of Germany, William D. Sherwood of Fostoria, and George L. Sherwood, of Tiffin: twelve grandchildren: six great grandchildren: and a sister, Barbara Main of Tiffin.

She was proceeded in death by three brothers, George Paul and Frank Lee, and a sister, Beulah Mathias.

Mrs. Sherwood was employed at Tiffin State Hospital as a registered nurse, retiring in 1981.

Funeral services will be Friday May 30, 2003 at 11:00a.m. at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home. 3085 S. State Route 19 in Bloomville, with the Rev. Greg Sellers of the Washington Street United Methodist Church in Tiffin. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Tiffin

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Dialysis or the Washington Street United Methodist Church.


Schwab, Jack A.

FOSTORIA -- Jack A. Schwab, 75, of North Union St., Fostoria, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.

He was born March 22, 1928, in Fremont, to the late Clyde and Hazel (Clore) Schwab. On June 14, 1952, in Fremont, he married Mary Lou Michaels. She survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: two sons, Steven Schwab of Kansas and William Schwab of Fostoria; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Kisabeth of Grand Haven, Mich.

Mr. Schwab was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military honors will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

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


Souder, Harold J.

Harold J. Souder, 74, of Bay Village, Ohio and formerly of Fostoria, died at 2:19 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2003, at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1929, in Fostoria, to Harry A. and Bessie (DeWald) Souder. On Nov. 28, 1953, in Fostoria, he married Ruth (Davidson) Souder. She survives in Bay Village.

Also surviving are: a son, Stephen A. Souder of Columbus, Ind.; two daughters, Jennifer DuPerow of Avon, and Julee Hanks of Avon Lake; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; three brothers, Edward and Raymond Souder, both of Fostoria, and Lowell Souder of Prudenville, Mich.; and two sisters, Eloise Davis and Wanda Benninghoff, both of Monroe, Ohio.

Mr. Souder was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Somers, Mildred H.

FOSTORIA -- Mildred H. Somers, 81, of SR 587, Fostoria, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born July 29, 1921, in Forest Run to Hallie and Juanita (Martin) Bowen. She married Robert E. Somers on May 9, 1970, in Fostoria, and he survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Danny Wagner of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; two daughters, Joanne Meadow of Hamden, Ga., and Betty Lundin of Anaheim, Calif.; two brothers, Charles Bowen of Risingsun, and William Kenneth Bowen of Wallbridge; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with burial in Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.

Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Steinmetz, Marie A.

FOSTORIA -- Marie A. Steinmetz, 81, formerly of 9981 W. TR 41, Fostoria, died at 12 a.m. Sunday morning, June 15, 2003, in St. Francis Home, Tiffin, where she had resided the past seven years.

She was born May 29, 1922, in Berwick, to Henry and Ellen (Rogier) Holman. On May 29, 1938, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bascom, she married Irvin C. Steinmetz. He died July 21, 1992.

Surviving are: three sons, James A. Steinmetz of Helena, Thomas J. Steinmetz of Fostoria, and Joseph C. Steinmetz of Carey; two daughters, Mrs. David (Kathleen M.) Krupp of Helena and Mrs. Lawrence (Marilyn M.) Hoffman of Fostoria; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mae) Steyer of Fostoria and Mrs. Thomas (Agnes) Montgomery of California.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; three brothers, James, Everett and Elsworth Holman; a sister, Clara Cook; and a grandson, Douglas Krupp.

Mrs. Steinmetz was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and its Rosary-Altar Society, the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, and St. Francis Home Auxiliary.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, where a rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m., and a CL of C service at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St.Wendelin Catholic Church or to St. Francis Home in Tiffin.


Spellerberg, David L.

FOSTORIA --David L. Spellerberg, 83, of West Jackson St., Fostoria, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home.

He was born March 24, 1920, in Upper Sandusky, to L.J. and Martha (Von Blon) Spellerberg. He married Jeanne W. Fry on June 21, 1946, in Port Clinton.

Surviving are: his wife, Jeanne Spellerberg of Fostoria; a son, David Spellerberg, II of Westlake Village, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marty) Green, Mrs. Robert (Jane) Stroman, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. William (Nanci) Britenburg of Fremont; two brothers, Herman Spellerberg of Denton, Texas and Thomas Spellerberg of Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. William (Rosemary) Harsha of Portsmouth; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, John Spellerberg.

Mr. Spellerberg was a World War II U.S. Naval Aviator Transport Plane Commander with the "V-R-3" Squadron. He retired in 1985 as CPA, treasurer and administrative manager for Fostoria Industries with over 30 years of service. He was president of the 1938 graduating class of Union High School in Upper Sandusky and a 1942 graduate of Miami University with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. He is a member of "Wings Over Miami" trained in C.P.T. and W.T.S. programs and Phi Kappa Tau. A member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Fostoria, former member of the Wesley Orchestra, former past president, treasurer and board member at the church. He was a local artist and member of the Fostoria Arts League, past treasurer and board member of Fostoria Rotary Club, past president and board member of Fostoria Community Hospital 1966-1977, past member of the Fostoria Toast Masters, member of the Seneca County Personnel Managers Association and the National Association of Accountants. Member of the VFW National Champion Band 1952-1970, member of the Fostoria Community Band, Findlay Civic Concert and Jazz Bands, member of the Ernie Duffield Band as well as the Dana Dorsey Big Band. He loved music, flying, and was an avid golfer.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Fostoria, where military honors will be conducted by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Fostoria Community Band, 544 W. Fremont St., Fostoria, OH, or DayBreak of Fostoria, 725 Columbus Ave., or to Community Hospice of Seneca County.


Stahl, Ray Eldon

Ray Eldon Stahl, 70, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Raulerson Hospital. He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Republic.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brad Stahl.

Survivors include: his wife of 21 years, Jeanette Stahl of Okeechobee; a son, Bruce Stahl of Santa Cruz., Calif.; a daughter, Rae Ann Stahl Sukarma of San Jose, Calif.; four stepdaughters, Denise Pfaff of Bloomville, Cindi Lehmann of Fostoria, Kimberly Albert of North Carolina and Danette Keeran of Findlay; two grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Stahl was a U.S. Army veteran, serving for two years during the Korean War.

There will be no visitation or services.


Sloat, Irvin

MOUNT BLANCHARD -- Irvin G. Sloat, Sr., 70, of 204 North Water Street, Mt. Blanchard, died 11 a.m., July 12, 2003 at Birchaven Retirement Village, Findlay.
Born November 28, 1932 in Stark County, to the late Charles H. and Sadie Mae (Finley) Sloat, he married Janet L. Raub on October 28, 1950 in Sebring, and she preceded him in death in 2000.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cyndi and Tim Fasig, McComb, and Terri and Bob Avery, Fostoria; son Jason and daughter-in-law Rosy Sloat of Mt. Blanchard, and sons Daniel Sloat of Texas and Irvin "Turtle" Sloat, Jr., of Oklahoma; grandchildren Gunner and Chad Crew, Kelly Fabo, Mitchell White, Patrick Fasig, Allison and Bobbi Avery, and Jason, Jr., Jestin, and Journee Sloat; great-grandchildren Jenna Cortez and Jeremiah White; and a brother, John Sloat, Sebring. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews to whom he was close.

Preceding him in death are a son, Richard; four brothers, Albert Sloat, Elmer Schlott, Raymond Schlott and Charles H. Sloat, Jr.; a sister, Anna Mae Walrath; and infant siblings, Harry, Thelma, and Marie.

Mr. Sloat was a self-employed sawyer for many years. He later worked for Weaver Lumber Co., Bradner, 25 years before retiring. He was a member of the Carey Conservation Club and Grace Brethren Church.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Routson Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Robert Kulp officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Hassen Cemetery, Van Buren Twp.

Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service Tuesday.

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


Santos, John R.

John R. Santos, 42, of 809 Leonard St., Fostoria, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003, in Tiffin.

He was born Sept. 14, 1960, in Billings, Mont.

Surviving are: his father, Robert Eugene Santos of Abilene, Texas; stepfather and mother, Michael and Judith A. Prosser of Tiffin; a son, Joshua Santos of Fostoria; a daughter, Rachel Santos of Fostoria; two brothers, Ross and Terry Santos of Fostoria; a sister, Tammie Wolfelt of Tiffin and half brother, Glenn Santos of Texas.

Mr. Santos was a self-employed contractor in Fostoria and the surrounding area. He collected and enjoyed NASCAR memorabilia as his pastime.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, (noon-1 p.m.), Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Santos Family c/o Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria, OH 44830.


Sexton, James K. Sr.

WAYNE -- Funeral services for James Kenneth Sexton Sr., 83, of Wayne, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, the Rev. Betty Wineland officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery, Wayne.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sexton died at 10:24 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2003 at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

Born March 21, 1920 in Bidwell to Homer Neal and Bessie Elizabeth (Rose) Sexton, he married Alta Morine Ostrander on October 30, 1941 in Bowling Green and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, James Kenneth Jr. of Fostoria; and Mark Luther of Tiffin; four daughters, Jean Ellen DeRuiter, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Barbara Ann Strickland, Cygnet; Lexie Morine Widmer, Pemberville; and Susan Marie Megyesi, Bowling Green; two brothers, Elbert Lee Bomer, West Millgrove; and Robert Eugene Bomer, Bradner; two sisters, Gertrude Ellen Kreais, Wayne; and Lois St. John, Battle Creek, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are two sisters, Fay Ketner and Betty Haskins.

A farmer and attended Wayne United Methodist Church, he retired from Union Carbide, Fostoria, after 36 years. He was also a member of Albert Bowe American Legion Post 338, Bradner, and Wayne Senior Citizens.

Memorials may be made to Wayne United Methodist Church.


Scharf, Catherine M.

Catherine M. "Kate" Scharf, 93, formerly of Fostoria, currently of Mansfield, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2003, in Lexington Court Care Center in Lexington.

She was born Feb. 12, 1910, in Odell, Ill., to Jeffery P. and Catherine (Gannon) Cleary. She married Lawrence A. "Gus" Scharf on June 13, 1936, in Hammond, Ind. He died July 17, 1993.

Surviving are: a son, Lawrence C. Scharf of Toledo; three daughters, Kathleen R. Scharf Ph.D., Chicago, Ill., Paula A. Adsit Ph.D., San Francisco, Calif., and Mary Angela "Angie" Aplin of Mansfield; a grandson, Sean Aplin of Mansfield.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; a son, the Rev. T. Patrick Scharf; three brothers, Thomas, Paul and William Cleary.

Mrs. Scharf was a retired lifelong teacher and educator, having graduated in 1927 from North Baltimore High School, and 1932 from Bowling Green University, earning a bachelor of arts in education. She held teaching positions at North Baltimore High School from 1933-1936, St. Wendelin Elementary School 1955-1974 and did substitute teaching from 1951-1955 at New Riegel, Fostoria High School and St. Wendelin Elementary. She started a Camp Fire Girls program in 1946 at St. Wendelin School. In her retirement she assisted in the operation of the Community Action Commission.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, and the Daughters of Isabella.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. The Rev. Daniel Ring will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will take place at 9 p.m., and a CL of C memorial service at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Fund or Mass Intentions.

Kate was devoted to her family, teaching and her faith. Even in her final days she helped take care of those in need.


Smith, Sharon

FOSTORIA -- Sharon A. Smith, 56, of 606 Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.
Surviving are her mother, Anna L. Frankart, Fostoria; her husband, Vernon of Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Rhonda) Tomase Jr., Perrysburg; a sister, Mrs. Dale (Marilyn) Wilson, Gibsonburg; and four brothers, Gary, Keith, Tim and Bill Frankart, all of Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church or Fostoria Sharing Kitchen.


Thompson, Gloria J.

ADA -- Funeral services for Gloria J. Thompson, 59, of Ada, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, Senior Pastor Harrison Underwood officiating. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Bluffton.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thompson died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003 at Lima Memorial Hospital.

Born April 19, 1944 in Fostoria to Edwin and Ada (Seaman) Conrad, she married George Rinehart Sr. and they divorced. She then married Norman Thompson on May 14, 1997 and he survives in Ada.

Also surviving are her mother, Ada, Findlay; two sons, Michael (Robin) Murry, in New Jersey; and George Rinehart Jr., Lima; a stepson, Randall Thompson, Columbus; a daughter, Lisa (Eddie) Hard, Columbus; a stepdaughter, Kristina Thompson Allen, Lima; a brother, Douglas Wicker, Santa Monica, Calif.; three sisters, Karen Needles, Fostoria; Lynn (Bill) Hill, Gettysburg, Pa.; and LaDonna (Ronnie) Perry, Dayton, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Preceding her in death is her brother, Carl Conrad.

Gloria was a clerk at Rite Aid in Fostoria for 23 years and also worked part time at Appleseed IGA in Arlington. Gloria enjoyed traveling and going to flea markets.

Memorials may be made to the Gerad Foundation for Cancer Treatment, 803 W. Market St., Suite 200, Lima, 45805.


Smith Arthur H.

Arthur H. Smith, 75, of Gibsonburg died early Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1928, in Pemberville, to the late Harley and Edith (Jacobs) Smith.
Surviving are: his companion of 25 years, Loretta Bowman of Gibsonburg; two sons, James and Tom Smith, both of Oregon, Ohio; a daughter, Kathy Kauffman of Fostoria; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne and Dave Smith, both of Pemberville, and Bill Smith of Tucson, Ariz.; and a sister, Dorothy Lucius of Tiffin.

Mr. Smith served 1951-1953 in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a sergeant.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Herman-Kinn-Veh Funeral Home in Gibsonburg. Burial with military rites will be at West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.

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


Troutman, Dortha

UPPER SANDUSKY -- Funeral services for Dortha L. "Dot" Troutman, 77, a resident of Birchaven Retirement Village, Findlay, and formerly of Sycamore and Upper Sandusky, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Rev. S. Gary Staats officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today and an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Troutman died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003 at her residence.

Surviving are a son, Rev. David L. of Fostoria; and two sisters, Mina Belle Huston and M. Lucille Dunlap, both of Tiffin.

Memorials may be made to a hospice of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, 43351.


Thiry, Gerald

Gerald R. Thiry, 78 Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Fostoria, died Aug. 5 2003 in Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton Fla.

Surviving is a sisterk Helen Gray, Fostoria

Services were Aug. 13, 2003 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bradenton, Fla,

Arrangements by Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home.


Tyler, Lester

Lester C. Tyler, Sr., 83, formerly of E. Jackson Street, Fostoria passed from this life at 9:53 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2003 at St. Charles Mercy Hospital Oregon, Ohio. He was born May 18, 1920 in Fostoria to Lester H. and Blanche Estelle Tyler.

In January of 1954, Lester married the former Audrey Erma Long in Blackfork, Ohio and she survives. To this union were born two sons, Lester Jr. "Twig" and Eric David "Ricky" and they survive in Fostoria. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law Deborah, two grandchildren, Kelley of Pensacola, FL. and Erica of Fostoria; and a great grandson, Brycen of Pensacola. A sister Virginia, and his parents preceded Mr. Tyler in death.

Lester was a 1938 graduate of Fostoria High School, where he was a member of the school band and Jazz ensemble He was a first class trumpet player.

Lester was a United States Army veteran of World War ll serving in Germany and France. He was also an active musician in the Army National Band. Following the war, Lester remained in France and played in the Josephine Baker Band for two years. He also played for Duke Ellington and Count Basie

Lester, or Pete as he was sometimes referred to, was a retiree of Fostoria Industries. He loved Boston Terrier Dogs, having raised many over the years. Lester professed his salvation and was baptized in March of 2003 in St. Charles Hospital. His family and friends will sadly miss him

Friends may call the Mann-Hare Funeral home, Fostoria on Friday from 7-9 p.m. where home going services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2003. Elder Mark Condley of Sanctuary Chapel Church of God in Christ, Fremont will officiate. Interment Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. Memorials are suggested to the Kidney Foundation 350 Holland Rd. Suite E. Maumee, Ohio 43537.


Simms, Dawn

Dawn Simms, 46 Toledo died Sept 2, 2003 in Toledo

She is survived by two chjildren, Takeko Simms, Chicago, Ill. and Ty Simms, Toledo, her parents Ted Simms, Toledo and Hester Colaturglio, Findlay; three brothers, Eric Simms, Chicago Ill.;Antony Simms and Tyrone Simms, both of Findlay; three sisters, Linda McBeth, Fostoria, Pamela Simms, Columbus and Lori Young, Findlay.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Satlurday at Faith Chapel A.M.E. Church, 220 Sycamore St., with Rev. White and Rev. Doolely officating.


Ernest E. Tucker Sr.

Ernest E. Tucker Sr., 67, of Lynn Street, Fostoria, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Toledo Hospital.

He was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Grambling, S.C., to George and Willie (Middleton) Tucker. He married Havannah R. Grigsby Dec. 28, 1957, in Spartanburg, S.C.

Surviving are: his mother, Willie Tucker, and his wife, Havannah Tucker, both of Fostoria; a son, Ernest E. Tucker Jr.; five daughters, Eliza Meekins and Patricia D. Tucker, both of Fostoria, Rhonda M. Tucker-Wade of Toledo, Michelle T. Tucker of Bridgeport, Conn., and Adrienne M. Gatewood of Fostoria; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, G. Robert Tucker; and a sister, Willie Bea Stevenson, both of Fostoria.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria, and one hour prior to the services, Thursday, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church building fund, 534 Lynn St., Fostoria.


Swanagan, Orville Louis

Orville Louis Swanagan, 61, of 141-1/2 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born May 1, 1942, in Carter County, Ky., to the late Albert and Mary (Halterman) Swanagan.
Surviving are: three daughters, Monica, Michelle and Tina; two grandchildren; three brothers, Tom Swanagan of Fostoria, Bruce Swanagan of Union City, Ind., Albert Swanagan Jr. of Grayson, Ky.; and six sisters, Patty England and Lois Walker, both of Upper Sandusky, Norma Swartz of Ashland, Ky., Lucy Porter of Grayson, Ky., Mary Cooper of Webbville, Ky., and Nanette Atkins of New Castle, Ind.

Mr. Swanagan was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict.


Siferd, Charles L. Sr.

Charles L. Siferd Sr., 70, formerly of 1200 Croy Drive, Findlay, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 at Birchaven Retirement Village.

Surviving are a son, Charles L. Jr. in Wisconsin; a daughter, Joy Plummer, Findlay; three brothers, Larry and Jerry, both of Findlay; Harold, in Wisconsin; and four sisters, Gladine Lynn, Findlay; Connie Waudby, Maumee; Joyce Gottifried, Fostoria; and Marilyn Brian, North Baltimore.

There will be no services or visitation.

Arrangements are by Routson Funeral Chapel.


Sparks, Madgie Elva

DELBARTON, W.Va. -- Madgie Elva Sparks, 81, of Delbarton, W.Va., died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky.

Born Dec. 19, 1921 in Louisa, Ky., to the late James and Rosa Belle Patrick Gibson, she was a founding member of the Harvest Time Chapel Church, Vanlue, in 1972.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy James Harrold; a daughter, Barbara Harrold Ziessler; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine brothers, Sam, William, John, Mont, Barnes, James Sheridan, Noah, Allen and Grover Gibson; one infant brother; ten sisters, Nancy, Mary, Mila Jane, Martha, Clista, Susan, Bessie, Rita, Emma and Amanda Gibson.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Sparks, Delbarton, W.Va.; three sons, William Arthur, Douglas and William David Sparks, all of Findlay; four daughters, Kay (Carlos) Harrold Thompson, Fostoria; Helen (Clifford) Harrold Gibson, Arcadia; JoAnn (James) Harrold Johnston, Findlay; and Rosie (Roger) Workman, Delbarton, W.Va.; 36 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and special caregivers, Polly Hunt, Gloria Shortridge and Jane Brown.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Victory Christian Center, Lenore, W.Va., the Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Visitation was held Friday at the church.

Funeral arrangements are by Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton. Local arrangements are by Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay.


Sorg, Helen Marie

Helen Marie Sorg, 63, of 3417 George St., Burgoon, died Monday morning in the ICU of Fremont Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Indiana to the late James and Burnis (Haag) Tucker. She married Kent L. Sorg, Aug. 29, 1959, in Indiana. He survives along with sons, David (Cindy) Sorg of Columbus, Mark (Kim) Sorg of Fostoria, Mathew (Melody) Sorg of Greenwich, N.Y., and Luke Sorg of Burgoon; daughters, Kathy (Al) Rhinehart of Columbus, Bonnie Kleeberger of Gibsonburg, Janet (Bryan) Ramey of Portsmouth, and Susan (Robert) Rice of Burgoon; daughter-in-law, Penny Jo Sorg of Clyde; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Lila Phovbmire of Nebraska; and a brother, Ernie Tucker of Alabama.

Along with her parents, Helen was preceded in death by a son, John L. Sorg in 2001, and two brothers, Jessie and Harold"Pee Wee" Tucker.

Helen was a member of the Fremont Eagles 712 and also worked for them along with The National Trails Golf Course and The Pie House.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch St., Fremont.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Martha Gross officiating.

Memorials may be made in Helen's name to the American Heart Association.


Sanford, Joyce E.

UPPER SANDUSKY -- Funeral services for Joyce E. Sanford, 69, of 6695 County Highway 61, Upper Sandusky, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Revs. Charles Steward and Cathy Wirth officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.

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

Mrs. Sanford died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 at Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky.

She was born March 6, 1934 in Nevada, Ohio, to Leo and Evelyn E. (Campbell) Reed. She married Melvin C. Sanford on June 20, 1982 in Berlin, Ohio, and he survives in Upper Sandusky.

Also surviving are four sons, Jerry (Barbara) Snodgrass, Findlay; Shawn (Elaine) Snodgrass, Warsaw, Ohio; Scott (Stephanie) Ogg and Dean (Patricia) Sanford, both of Upper Sandusky; two daughters, Cheryl Kiess, Bucyrus; and Dana Thomas, Fostoria; two brothers, Vaughn (Carol) Reed, Upper Sandusky; and Donald (Pat) Reed, Bucyrus; 15 grandchildren, Brian Kiess, Kathryn, Mark, Shyla, Callie, Casey and Tanner Snodgrass, Joshua Balduf, Hannah and Pace Thomas, Alec Ogg, Ryan Daniels, and Kim, Christopher and Valerie Lynch.

Preceding her in death is a brother, Eugene Reed.

Mrs. Sanford was a homemaker and Police dispatcher for 16 years with the Upper Sandusky Police Department.

A graduate of Nevada High School, she was a member of John Stewart United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky. She enjoyed flower gardening, collecting antiques, traveling, especially to Amish country, and spending time with her family.

Memorials may be made to Fairhaven Community, Wyandot Health Foundation or Arthur James Cancer Center in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 207, Upper Sandusky, 43351.


Shultz, Frances L.

RISINGSUN -- Funeral services for Frances Louise Shultz, 92, formerly of 220 High St., Risingsun, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Ivan Schwenn officiating. Burial will be in Bradner Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Shultz died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2003 at Independence House, Fostoria.

Surviving are a daughter, Norma Sheriff, Willard; two sons, Richard and Thomas, both of Risingsun; a sister, Mamie Jacobs, Bowling Green; and a brother, Harvey Betts, Sylvania.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 124 Union St., Risingsun, 43457; or Independence House, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria, 44830.


Thallman, Cornelia 'Mickey'

Cornelia "Mickey" Thallman, 85, formerly of 2068 N. SR 635, Tiffin, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria, where she was a resident.

She was born April 27, 1918, in Bellevue to the late Noah Richard and Margaret (Frankhart) Rogers. She married Willard Thallman Aug. 5, 1939, in Old Fort. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1991.

Surviving are: four sons, Mr. Gerald Thallman of Tiffin, Mr. David and Diane Thallman and Mr. Donald and Janet Thallman, of Fostoria, and Mr. Kenneth and Carolyn Thallman of Tiffin; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Humes of rural Green Springs and Charles Humes of Bellevue.

She was preceded in death by: three brothers, William Rogers, Bert Rogers, and Robert Humes; and two sisters, Naomi Humes and Kate Rogers.

Mrs. Thallman was a homemaker. She was a member of Bascom United Methodist Church, where she was the church treasurer and member of the women's missionary society. She was also active in the church choir.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at the Bascom United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hal Keeton and Pastor Kirt Thallman officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m Wednesday at the Turner-Engle Funeral Home, Tiffin, and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make contribution to the Bascom United Methodist Church.


Tindall Joan M.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Joan M. Tindall, 70, of Medina, and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite and Sons Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, the Rev. Robert Combs officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.

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

Mrs. Tindall died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003 in Medina.

She was born May 30, 1933 in Fulton, N.Y. to Theodore and Gertrude (Lash) Rogers. She married Robert E. Tindall and he survives in Medina.

Also surviving are a son, Brian W. (Julie) Copley; two daughters, Susan M. (Roger) Walsh, Eugene, Ore.; and Robin N. (Brian) Laux, Strongsville; a sister, Lois Davenport, Fulton, N.Y.; three brothers, William Rogers, Fulton, N.Y.; Vernon Rogers, Homosassa, Fla.; and Richard Rogers, Canandiagua, N.Y.; and six grandchildren, Matthew, Melissa, Catherine, Erica, Andrew and Paul.

Preceding her in death are her parents, and a brother, Kurt Rogers.

Mrs. Tindall was a school secretary at Schuler Jr. High School, Cleveland, and Fostoria Schools.

She was a member of VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries, Fostoria, and resided in Medina County since July, 2003. Mrs. Tindall dearly loved her family.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.


Smith-Wyatt, Louisa B.

FOSTORIA -- Louisa B. Smith-Wyatt, 97, a resident of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, died at 12:02 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 at her residence.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Smith, St. Marys; William Smith, Englewood, Fla.; and Fred D. Smith, Fostoria; a stepdaughter, Donna Doyle, in Illinois; and a stepson, Terry Wyatt, in Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Private burial will be in Buckland Cemetery, Buckland.

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

Memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever or St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, in care of the funeral home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria 44830.


Stone, (Yost) Daisy E.

Daisy E. (Yost) Stone, 91, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

She was born near Republic Feb. 21, 1912, to Howard and Mae (Gurney) Yost, who preceded her in death. She married Frederick C. Stone of Fostoria on June 8, 1947, in St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Tiffin. He died Dec. 30, 1981.
Survivors include: a sister, Suzanne (Dale) Loucks of Tiffin; a niece, Sue Ann (Herbert) Shaw of Lima; a nephew, Richard (Trenda) Loucks of Painesville; three great nieces, Lisa Deakins of Lebanon, Ind., Jennifer Shaw of Lima and Taylor Loucks of Painesville; a great nephew, Christopher Loucks of Painesville; a great-great-niece, Camille Deakins of Lebanon, Ind.

She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Wayne Edward Yost.

Mrs. Stone was a graduate of Jackson-Liberty High School, now known as Lakota, and Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Science and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. She was the first home teacher ever to be hired in Kansas, Ohio. She taught in Fremont, Lansing, Mich., Lorain and for 23 years in the Tiffin Public Schools, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Kum Double Sunday School Class, Tiffin Woman's Club, American Association of University Women, Seneca Habitat for Humanity, Senior Citizen's, life member of both the Tiffin and Seneca County Retired Teachers' Associations, Betty Jane Volunteers, President's Club of Bowling Green State University, President's Club of Tiffin University, Friends of the Library and founding patron of the Ritz Theatre Endowment Fund.

She wrote poetry which was published in many newspapers as well as publishing four small booklets called "Little Gems" series. All profits were donated to various organizations. She gave poetry programs accompanied by pictures of her travels. She was a contributor of both poetry and articles to the Advertiser-Tribune.

Mrs. Stone's philanthropic concerns established scholarships in memory of her late husband at Bowling Green State University in Technology and Tiffin University in Criminal Justice, Betty Jane Rehabilitation and Tiffin-Seneca Public Library for the Blind.

She worked to promote the Education Fund of Tiffin Woman's Club to extend scholarships to Tiffin and Seneca County students at Heidelberg College and Tiffin University.

Service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Blevins officiating. Burial will follow at Sandridge Cemetery at Bascom.

Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Tiffin University Frederick and Daisy Stone Scholarship Fund, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library or any other of your choosing.


Thornton, Kenneth Edward

Funeral services for Kenneth Edward Thornton, 48, of 532 1/2 S. Main St., Apt. 302, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Thornton died at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

Surviving are his wife, Danni R. Thornton, Findlay; three daughters, Brenna Nichole and Rachel Marie Thornton, both at home; and Tina Marie Thornton, Fostoria; and a brother, Ervin of Ada.


Schnitzler, Garnita D.

FOSTORIA -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Garnita D. Schnitzler, 85, of Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Mrs. Schnitzler died at 6:58 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at the Toledo Hospital.

She was born July 16, 1918 in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Gust and Dolores (Bennett) Wunderlin. She married Andrew C. Schnitzler in 1941 and he died Oct. 16, 1987.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Jennifer) Schumaker, Fostoria; two sisters, June Sager, Arlington; and Anna Maude Wohlgamuth, Carey; two grandsons, Dennis L. (Theresa Ann) and Brian C. (Suzette A.) Schnitzler; four great-grandchildren, Alishia, Gregory, Ryan and Amy; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are three brothers, Gust. Jr., William Duane and Warren G. Wunderlin.

Mrs. Schnitzler retired from Autolite, Fostoria.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and Ladies Auxiliary of the Fostoria Eagles and VFW. She was also a former longtime member of Fostoria American Legion Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Chapter 154.

Memorials may be made by donating a unit of blood in memory of Garnita, or a charity of the donor's choice.


Stansbery, Damien Donavon

Damien Donavon Stansbery, infant son, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

Surviving are his parents, Steven and Kara D. (Buskirk) Stansbery of Tiffin; maternal grandparents, Duane Buskirk of Fostoria and Sherrie Everetts of Tiffin; paternal grandparents, Rodney Bowers and Lisa Hoffman, both of Tiffin.
Private graveside services will be Tuesday. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (Egberts) in Tiffin.


Singer, Robert L."Bob"

Robert Lewis "Bob" Singer, age 83, of Findlay passed away at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born on July 12, 1920 in Fostoria to Frederick L. and Haffie (Bodecker) Singer. He married Margaret VanAtta on September 22, 1956 in Decatur, Indiana and she survives.

Also surviving are one son; Gary L. Singer and one daughter; Mrs. Douglas (Frances K.) Redman both of Arlington, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was active in the United States Army in WWII including "The Battle of the Bulge". Mr. Singer was a member of the DAV #43, VFW #5645 in Findlay.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2003 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay with Graveside Military Rites being conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Brethren Church, 616 Rector Ave. Findlay, Ohio 45840.


Smith, Mildred E.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Mildred E. Smith, 62, of Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Nelson Weiker officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, west of Arcadia.

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

Mrs. Smith died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Health Care Centre, Green Springs.

Surviving are her husband, John R. of Fostoria; a son, Bruce A. of Fostoria; a daughter, Michelle A. Smith, Fostoria; and two brothers, Earl Eugene Hummel, Sun City, Ariz.; and Robert Hummel, Fostoria.

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


Saum, Patrick E.

FOSTORIA -- Patrick E. Saum, 48, of Countyline Street, Fostoria, died Saturday morning, Dec. 13, 2003 at his residence.

Surviving are his mother, Mary A. Saum, Fostoria; and a brother, Joe of Arcadia.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be private at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, or the Humane Society in care of the funeral home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.


Thiry, Gerald R.

Gerald R. Thiry, 78, formerly of Fostoria, died Aug. 5, 2003, in Florida.

He was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Fostoria, to the late Jacob H. and Elizabeth B. (Eisele) Thiry. He married Zitella L. "Cy" Crow on Aug. 13, 1988, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. She died Jan. 8, 2003.

Surviving is a sister, Helen L. Gray of Fostoria.

Mr. Thiry was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

Graveside services or Gerald and his wife Cy will be 11 a.m. Friday in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery in Fostoria, where the United Veteran's of Fostoria will conduct military honors.


Shank, James "Billy"

FOSTORIA -- James W. "Billy" Shank, 81, of State Street, Fostoria, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Surviving are three brothers, Carl of Fostoria; Raymond J. of Milwaukee; and Joe in California; and a companion, Deborah Gillian, Fostoria.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Allen Minton officiating. Private burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

There will be no visitation.

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


Stephenson, Beatrice R.

FOSTORIA -- Beatrice R. Stephenson, 98, of West Fremont Street, Fostoria, died at 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 at St. Catherine Care Center, Fostoria.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cletus (Lucille) Hoffbauer, Wayne; and Mrs. William (Maxine) Kramb, Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

There will be no visitation. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church in care of Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, 44830.


Shultz, Donald E.

NORTH BALTIMORE -- Funeral services for Donald E. Shultz, 70, of 218 W. Broadway, North Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial will be in Knollcrest Memory Gardens, Arcadia.

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

Mr. Shultz died at 8:10 p.m. at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

He was born Sept. 25, 1933 in Fostoria to Charles E. and Mildred M. (Daugherty) Shultz. He married Shirley J. Mossbarger on Jan. 5, 1960 in Monroe, Mich., and she survives in North Baltimore.

Also surviving are five daughters, Lorri (Joseph) Kish, Findlay; Toni (John) Messersmith, Vanlue; Jennifer Lynn Shultz and Becky (Phillip) Walter, both of North Baltimore; and Gina Sumner, Las Vegas; a son, Edward (Colleen) of Westerville; three sisters, Mary Bragg, Elkhart, Ind.; Josephine Keckler, in Arizona; and Judy Russell, Fostoria; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are a brother, Franklin Shultz; and two sisters, Lucille Bradford and Lois Schultz.

Mr. Shultz worked in the Maintenance Department of Bowling Green State University and was also a bus driver for BGSU for 24 years. He retired in 1996. He also served in the Army from March 28, 1956 to March 27, 1962. He loved to read.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3178 N. Republic Blvd., Toledo, 43615.


Sellers, Robert M.

Robert Miniger Sellers, 90, a long-time resident of Fostoria passed away on December 29, 2003 in Sun City Center, Florida.

Mr. Sellers was born in Fostoria on February 21, 1913 to Anna (Miniger) Sellers and James Weslely Sellers.

He was a graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Culver Military Academy.

He was a member and deacon of the Fostoria Presbyterian Church.

He served for a long time as director of the Commercial Bank and was a member of the executive committee.

He was a director of the John B. Rogers Company: a foundling member of the Valley Creek Lodge: and past president of the Fostoria Country Club.

In 1944 he helped organize the Fostoria Athletic Boosters Club and was chairman of both the United Community Fund and the American Red Cross

Mr. Sellers was an officer of Fostoria Hospital Association.

He was employed at the Fostoria Foundry in 1931, served as Division Manager of the Fostoria Foundry division of Eltra Corporation, and retired in 1975 from Chrysler Corporation's Foundry Division

He married Lucille V. (Hartman) Sellers in 1933 and she survives in Sun City Center, Fla.

Also surviving are his daughter, Jan Sellers Hilty, of Chagrin Falls; a grandson, Jeffery R. (Greta) Hilty of Eugene, Ore; his granddaughter, Robin (Alan) Molnar of Dublin; and a great-grandson Thomas R. Blagg of Dublin.

A private memorial service will be conducted on January 6, 2004 in Sun City Center, Fla.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700 Chicago, IL. 60601-7633


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