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2004 Obituaries - S & T

Schaffert, Alfrieda A.
Scharf, Helen A.
Schetter, Anthony
Schrickel, Ann
Schultz, Charles L.
Sewell, Henry W.
Shellhouse, Klahr L.
Shock, Josephine
Shontz, Helen 'Annie'
Slotterbeck, Wanda M.
Smith, Daniel Noah
Sister Mary Caroline Smith, OSU
Smothers, Anna Belle
Snyder, Ancil L.
Snyder, George G.
Souder, Mary Alice
Southward, Harold B.
Sparrowe, John L.
Spira, Alice Grace
Spriggs, Janette
Spross, Ruth Ann
Spurgeon, Julia
Stamp, Clayton
Stears, Alice E.
Stein, David D.
Sting, Harriett L.
Stout, Mary J.
Stultz, Madeline F.
Stump, Irene
Stverak-Brockerman, Mary Ann
Taylor, F. Marie
Thomas, Junior R.
Thompson, James L.
Thornton, Dorothy M.
Tiell, Celestia V.
Tobin, Margaret A.
Troesch, Pauline A.
Trumbo. Barry Lee
Tucker, Kevin O'Neil
Tyson, Nancy J.


Spira, Alice Grace

Alice Grace Spira, 98, Wayne, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at 10:20 a.m. in
Genoa Retirement Village in Genoa, Ohio.

Mrs. Spira was born on Nov. 27, 1905, in Moline, Ohio, to Will and Jane (Hardy) Steffen.
She married John Spira in June 1936. He passed away in August 1963.

Those who survive are many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Frank and Roland
Steffen; and two sisters, Josephine Mann and Jessie Cron.

Mrs. Spira retired in 1966 from the Oregon School System in the janitorial department.
She was a member of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and its alter society in Bono, Ohio.

She also attended church at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne.

Funeral services followed on Jan. 6, 2004, at 1 p.m. in Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne.
Father Charles Denny officiated.

Burial took place in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Oregon, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.


Snyder, Ancil L.

Ancil L. Snyder, 82, died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday, January 18, 2004 at Birchaven Retirement Village, Findlay.

He was born on May 29, 1921 in Findlay to John H. and Alice (Bartchlett) Snyder. He married Thelma Sparrowe in 1941 and she preceded him in death in 1977. He married Florence Maxine Newhard on May 27, 1978 and she survives in Findlay. He is also survived by one son, Wayne L. (Carolyn) Snyder, Ashland, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Diane) Brygider, Ottawa, OH; one step-son James (Tracy) Newhard, Farmington Hills, MI; two step-daughters, Mrs. John (Carol) Middleton, Findlay, OH, Mrs. Michael (Peggy) Hosler, North Baltimore, OH; one brother Dwight Snyder, Findlay, OH; three grandchildren, Kelly Patterson, Carrie Bode, Megan Cumming; eleven step-grandchildren, Scott, Sarah, Alexa and Lauren Newhard, Rachelle Hill, Teresa Nichols, Denise Meggitt, Angie Blair, Bradley, Kevin and Jeffrey Middleton; four great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Frank, William, Emory, John, Guy, Luther and three sisters, Grace Snyder, Flora Paxton and Lora Switzer.

Mr. Snyder was retired from the security force at Auto Lite/Allied Signal in Fostoria. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II receiving a Purple Heart. He was a life member of the AMVETS in Ottawa.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services and burial will be private with Rev. Todd Frail officiating. Memorials may be made to the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation – The Maxine Snyder Scholarship Fund, 145 W. Wallace St., Findlay, OH 45840 Attn: Dinah.


Thornton, Dorothy M.

FOSTORIA -- Dorothy M. Thornton, 89, formerly of West Tiffin Street, Fostoria, died at 1:53 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 at the Independence House, Fostoria.

Surviving are three sons, Albert "Pat" of Racine, Wis.; Thomas J. of Medina; and Richard N. of Boca Raton, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, the Rev. Lynn Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, west of Arcadia.

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

Memorials may be made to the church, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria, 44830.


Tyson, Nancy J.

Nancy Jane Tyson, 60, of 723 Walnut St., Fostoria, and formerly of Jerry City, died at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania.

She was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Fostoria, to the late George Arlington and Mary Louise (Ritter) Graves. She married Norman Earl Tyson, Jr., Aug. 13, 1961, in Tiffin. He survives.

Also surviving are: two sons, Aaron Earl Tyson of Spring Hill, Fla., and David Eugene Tyson of Fostoria; a daughter, Sharon Leah Trevino of Arlington; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Harry and Gene Graves, both of Missouri; and two sisters, Mary Duran of California and Miriam Milum of Upper Sandusky.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be in Jerry Hill Cemetery, Jerry City.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.


Smothers, Anna Belle

ARCADIA -- Anna Belle Smothers, age 101, of Arcadia, died at 8:35 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2004 at her residence.

She was born on August 27, 1902 to Wesley and Jesse (Taylor) Dick in Hancock County. Anna married Harry Baker on January 26, 1920 and he died August 5, 1971. She later married Ernest Smothers on October 15, 1977 and he died July 16, 1979. Anna is survived by her son Harry Everett Baker of Fostoria, daughter Guyneth 'Connie' Layser of Arcadia; four grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother John Eldon Dick, her sisters Ethel Graumlich, Lulu Damon, Nellie Overholt, Helen Noel, and one grandchild.

Mrs. Smothers was an employee of the A&P Factory and owned Baker's Meat and Grocery Market, both in Bloomdale. She was a charter member of Pythian Sisters where she was the past deputy chief and attained the position of past grand chief, was a member of Arcadia United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens of Findlay.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, with Pastor Michael N. Malcosky officiating. Interment will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Arcadia Methodist Church, 19397 Brown Rd., Arcadia, OH 44804 or Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, OH 45840.


Stears, Alice E.

FOSTORIA -- Alice Elizabeth Stears, 84, formerly of 835 Walnut Street, Fostoria, died at 6:45 a.m., Thursday, January 29, 2004 at Bowling Green Manor, Bowling Green, where she was a resident.

She was born April 27, 1919 in LeMarr, Ohio to the late Frank A. and Pauline (Knapl) Bocik. She was the loving wife of nearly 45 years of Ralph L. Stears, whom she married August 22, 1940 in Findlay. He preceded her in death July 18, 1985.

Mrs. Stears was a homemaker and a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria. She was also a babysitter for more than 40 years out of her home, and greatly enjoyed the children she cared for.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carol L. (Rick) Sebastian, Elko, Nevada and Ruth A. Bradner, Fostoria; five grandchildren, Jarred, Jamie, and Jackie Myers, and Kari and Sarah Bradner; two great grandchildren and was expecting her third and fourth great grandchildren; two brothers, John Bocik, Deshler and Steven Bocik, Seymour, TN; and two sisters, Mary St. John, Alabama and Kay Bohlender, Ft. Wayne, IN.

Also preceding her in death were: two children in infancy, Judith and Keith Stears; one brother, Joseph Bocik; and two sisters, Annie Ulrich and Helen Houck.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Dr. Larry W. Knigga officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the church, 151 W. Center Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Tiell, Celestia V.

NEW RIEGEL -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Celestia V. Tiell, 96, formerly of W. County Road 6, New Riegel, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown, the Revs. Florian Tiell, Ron Brickner, Ron Shock and Scott Kramer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Catholic Knights of Ohio memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday and a Christian wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will also be held an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Tiell died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. Florian R. of Mount St. Francis, Ind.; and Robert S. of Alvada; three daughters, Mrs. Alfred E. (Clara Mae) Brickner, Fostoria; Mrs. Robert (Ruth M.) Feasel, Tiffin; and Alma C. Kramer, New Riegel; three brothers, Cletus E. Huss, Fostoria; Victor D. Huss, Tiffin; and Lucian J. Huss, Montoursville, Pa.; and a sister, Esther C. Wilson, New Riegel.

Memorials may be made to the Victor Huss Catholic Knights of Ohio Vocation Fund, the church or a charity of the donor's choice.


Stout, Mary J.

FOSTORIA -- Mary Jeannette Stout, 83, of Fostoria, died at 8:43 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Carol) Stockmaster, Bellevue; and Mrs. David (Norma) Stahl; four brothers, Emery, Dean, Robert and Charles Potts; and nine sisters, Ione Tidd, Nora Auble, Velma Scherley, Dorothy Sweat, Evelyn Andrews, Shirley Mowery, Susan Graffice, Ruth Warner and Janice Parks.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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


Troesch, Pauline A.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Pauline A. Troesch, 82, of W. Axline Street, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Tom Goossens officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mrs. Troesch died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Surviving are a son, Vincent Steel, Sandusky; three daughters, Carolyn Brought and Judy Ringle, both of Sandusky; and Marie Bartell, Fostoria; two stepdaughters, Brenda Erickson, Mossy Grove, Tenn.; and Carol Ann Van, Memphis, Tenn.; and a sister, Shelby Dorski, Port Clinton.

Memorials may be made to Shrine Children's Hospital.


Smith, Daniel Noah

Daniel Noah Smith, 36, Toledo passed away Wednesday Feb. 11 2004, 1:25 p.m., at Arbors of Waterville.

Mr. Smith was born June 14, 1967, in Bowling Green to Donna and the late Neil Smith.

He is survived by his mother and stepfaher, Donna M and Robert L. Elliott of Fostoria; his four sisters, Amy K Rowley of Toledo, Jennifer I. Capshaw, April J Shank and Tina M Flanagan, all of Fostoria; brothers-in-law, James C. Rowley of Toledo, Rick W. Capshaw, Richard A Shank and Bo A. Flanagan all of Fostoria; one niece, Pandora G. Capshaw; four nephews Jeffery and Corey Shank, and Josh and Carter Flanagan.

Daniel Smith will be cremated at Days Funeral Home in Toledo


Slotterbeck, Wanda M.

FOSTORIA -- Wanda M. Slotterbeck, 82, of Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Surviving are two sons, Linden of Wauseon; and Randal of Cleveland; a daughter, Sally Cosler, Dayton; a brother, Lowell Tyson, Fostoria; and a sister, Mary Kay Obenour, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry Knigga officiating. Burial will be in Bloom Chapel Cemetery, Wood County.

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

Memorials may be made to the church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria.


Shontz, Helen 'Annie'

Helen "Annie" Shontz, 86, of Fostoria, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Independence House, Fostoria. She was born Feb. 17, 1918, to the late William E. and Emma S. (Fuhr) Sendelbach. On May 5, 1939, she married Kenneth G. Shontz at St. Wendelin's Catholic Church. He died Sept. 14, 1983.

Surviving are: two sons, Kenneth W. Shontz of Fostoria and John M. Shontz of Findlay; a daughter, Kathleen A. Landrus of Arizona; two brothers, Howard and Gerald "Jake" Sendelbach, both of Fostoria; two sisters, Beatrice Sendelbach and Phyllis Dawson, both of Fostoria; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Hoening Funeral Home, where a Christian wake service will be at 7:30 p.m.


Schaffert, Alfrieda A.

FOSTORIA -- Alfrieda A. Schaffert, 95, a resident of Independence House, Fostoria, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2004 at her residence.

Surviving are a son, Gerald B. of New Riegel; and three sisters, Mary Jaqueth, Upper Sandusky; and Dolores and Donna Thiel, both of Kirby.

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.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Cemetery Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.


Souder, Mary Alice

FOSTORIA -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Alice Souder, 73, of Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:45 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Souder died at 8:12 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

Surviving are her husband, Edward J.; five sons, John, Jim, Joe and Jerry, all of Fostoria; and Jeff of Van Buren; two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Janet) Nunziato, Naperville, Ill.; and Mrs. Joel (Jean) Hutchins, Van Buren; and a brother, David Creeger, Bascom.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church and Schools, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.


Sparrowe, John L.

McCOMB -- John L. Sparrowe age 60 of McComb died Thursday April 15, 2004 5:40 p.m. at Fox Run Nursing Home in Findlay.

He was born November 8, 1943 in Bluffton, Ohio to John E. and Arletta S. (Frech) Sparrowe. His mother is deceased and his father and step mother Kathryn (Frech) Baird Sparrowe survive in Findlay. John married Carolyn Hardy on July 2, 1966 in Findlay and she survives in McComb. He has a son Raymond (Chele) of McComb, and a daughter Ann Heishman of Custar. There are 5 grandchildren; Jessica Sparrowe, Jenna Sparrowe, Johnna Heishman, Joseph Heishman, and Jackie Heishman. John has 3 sisters, Sharon Grubbs of Findlay, Mrs. Randy (Sarah) Jones of Findlay, and Mrs. Delores Smith of Findlay. Also surviving are 3 step brothers and 5 step sisters.

John was a former member of Liberty Baptist Church in Findlay and served as a deacon of the church. He is now a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Findlay. He had worked at the Fostoria Foundry and then at the General Dynamics Tank Plant in Lima as a laborer where he built Army Tanks and retired in 1995. He was a member of the U.A.W. in Fostoria and Lima. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Visitation will be on Sunday April 18, 2004 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at HARTLEY FUNERAL HOME in McComb. Funeral Services will be held on Monday April 19, 2004 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church on County Road 236 in Findlay with visitation 1 hour prior to service. The Rev. David Shaffer will be officiating. Burial will be in McComb Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Andrew Kern Memorial Fund in care of the Trinity Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Tobin, Margaret A.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Margaret A. Tobin, 75, of Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. James Sharrett officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, west of Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Tobin died Monday afternoon, April 26, 2004 at her residence.

Surviving are her husband, Francis L. of Fostoria; three sons, Danny Mentz, Leland, N.C.; Jack Hartsing, Findlay; and John of Carey; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Bobbie) Van Landingham, Leland, N.C.; and Mrs. Fred (Jewell) Nichals and Debra Miller, both of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; and a brother, Walter Watson, in Florida.

Memorials may be made to Fostoria Masonic Temple Endowment Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.


Stultz, Madeline F.

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Madeline Florence Stultz, 90, of W. North St., Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Dr. Paul DeMoss officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stultz died at 3:54 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 6, 1913 in Charleston, W.Va. to John and Hattie (Pauley) Lee. She married Walter R. Stultz on July 13, 1941 in Fostoria and he died Feb. 29, 1988.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Carol) Noel, Arcadia; and Mrs. John (Nancy) Crates, Findlay; five grandchildren, a step grandchild, nine great-grandchildren and a step great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death are her parents, and her stepfather, Everett Watson.

Mrs. Stultz was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bascom United Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening and flowers and was a huge animal lover.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Taylor, F. Marie

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for F. Marie Taylor, 79, of Fostoria, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria, the Revs. Bernie Dickson and Robert Chew officiating. Burial will be in Maynard Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, Ky.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Taylor died Monday evening, May 10, 2004 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard A. (Sharon G.) Legg, Fostoria; and Brenda J. Castle, West Van Lear, Ky.

Memorials may be made to the church, the American Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society.


Tucker, Kevin O'Neil

Kevin O'Neil Tucker, 40, of Fostoria, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in The Toledo Hospital.

He was born Oct. 6, 1963, in Bridgeport, Conn., to George Robert and Thelma O. (Henderson) Tucker.

Survivors include: his parents of Fostoria; grandmothers, Willie Tucker of Fostoria, and Cleo Jefferson of Henderson, N.C.; a brother, Gerald Henderson of Fostoria; and a sister, Myrtle J. Long of Fostoria.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church, Fostoria, with interment in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.


Stein, David D.

David D. Stein, 87, St. Mary's and formerly of Fostoria, died at 2:14 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2004 at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 26, 1917 in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late John and Amy (Gilborn) Stein. He married Esther S. Hoffbauer on November 23, 1946 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she preceded him in death September 24, 1996.

Survivors include a daughter, Lu Ann (Jeff) Monroe of Wapakoneta; two stepsons, Duane (Jerri) Correll of Loveland and Larry (Bunny) Correll of Greenville, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Sampson, Cleo Hunt, and Lottie Masters; two brothers, Bud and Stub Stein; one stepson, Kenneth Correll; one stepdaughter, Annette Kay Johnson; and stepmother, Mona Stein.

Mr. Stein retired in 1979, as production and control supervisor from the Fostoria Foundry after 42 years of employment. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Stein was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and a life member of Fostoria Elks Lodge #935, where he was Past Exulted Ruler. He was also a member of the American Legion and Eagles Club in St. Mary's, the DAV, and the Ohio State Buckeye Club. An avid fan of OSU football, he was a longtime season ticket holder at Ohio Stadium, having missed only two home games since 1955. Mr. Stein also enjoyed boating, his dog Woody, and traveling, especially to Las Vegas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery where the United Veterans of Fostoria will conduct military rites.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home where Christian Wake Services will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.


Southward, Harold B.

Harold Bowman Southward, 76, Marion, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Riverside Hospital.

He was born Dec. 7, 1927 in Crawford County to Harry and Lena (Bash) Southward. He married Violet Southward and she died Sept. 30, 1991. On Aug. 7, 1999 in Marion, he married Betty (Flinders) and she survives in Marion.

He is also survived by two sons, Ben (Gail) Southward of Marion and Tom Southward of Upper Sandusky; three daughters, Susan (Frank) Orcena of Marion, Bonnie (Phil) Messenger of Tampa, Fla. and Karen (Joe) Loferski of Blacksburg, Va.; three stepsons, Harry (Alicia) Flinders and Bryon Flinders, both of Fostoria and Carl Flinders of Marion; three stepdaughters, Vada (David) Driggs of Fostoria, Debbie (Bryan) Perfetti of Highland, Ill. and Tammy Frisch of Delphos; one brother, Bill (Della) Southward of Marion; four sisters, Mildred Prater, Avonelle Williams and Goldie Robinson, all of Marion, and Marilyn Jones in Indiana; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Jack; and two sisters, Ruth and Dorothy.

Mr. Southward was a lifetime resident of Marion. He was in maintenance with Gaylord Container/Boise Cascade for more than 20 years retiring in 1992 and formerly worked with the Erie-Lackawana Railroad. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 7201, the American Legion Post 584, the Moose Lodge 889 and the Eagles.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, with Pastor Douglas Ford officiating. Burial will be in Grand Prairie Cemetery where military rites will be observed by the Marion County United Veterans Council.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Spross, Ruth Ann

Ruth Ann Spross, 64, Stinchcomb Drive, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004 at St. Catherine's Care Center.

She was born to John and Nellie (Vrooman) Shaferly.

She is survived by her mother, Nellie Shaferly of Toledo; husband, Charles Spross of Fostoria; one daughter, Sarah McCoy of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and two brothers, Donald Shaferly of Risingsun and Duane Shaferly of Fostoria.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dillon Road Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Minton officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Bascom.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Dillon Road Baptist Church.


Shock, Josephine

A Mass of Christian Burial for Josephine E. Shock, 86, of Fredricksburg, Va., and formerly of Fostoria and Findlay, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown, the Rev. Ron A. Schock officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, and an hour before services Monday at the church. A Christian wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Shock died Wednesday morning, July 7, 2004 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredricksburg, Va.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Nancy) Brose, McCutchenville; Betty Swett, North Port, Fla.; Mrs. William (Jan) Payne, Columbus; and Suzanne Hurst, in Colorado; and a brother, Joseph Jeko, Toledo.

Memorials may be made to the church.



Schrickel, Ann

Ann L. Schrickel, 78, Fremont, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Hospice of Cincinnati after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Fostoria to Paul and Marie (Michenfelder) Swint. She married Clarence Beier in 1949 and he preceded her in death on April 30, 1992. She then married Howard Schrickel in 1997 and he survives.

She is also survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Tom) Sheldon, Westchester; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Amy Sheldon; and one sister, Dr. Margery Swint, Richland, Wash.

She was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Andrew and Anthony Sheldon.

Mrs. Schrickel graduated from St. Wendelin High School in 1943 and was a 1946 graduate of St. Vincent's School of Nursing, Toledo. She was a registered nurse and worked as an industrial nurse in the Fremont area for 10 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a volunteer for the Red Cross as well as the Food Pantry.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont, with the Rev. David Bruning officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Fremont.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch St., Fremont, where a Christian Wake Service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Sandusky County, Hospice of Cincinnati, or to St. Joseph Catholic Church.


Stump, Irene

Irene "Rene" C. Stump, 57, Maumee, passed away surrounded by her family, at 11:55 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee.

She was born March 25, 1947 in Fostoria to J. Nicholas and Lucia T. (Korczyk) Kiebel. She married Robert Stump in Fostoria and he survives in Maumee.

She is also survived by three sons, Adam (Jennifer) Stump, Chicago, Ill.; Lucas Stump, Maumee; Aaron Stump, Wyoming; two daughters, Mrs. Jason (Rachael) Nickel, Utica, N.Y.; Mrs. Nathan (Monica) Hill; four sisters, Mrs. Dale (Theresa) Heilman, Fostoria; Ms. Patricia Beecher, Old Saybrook, Conn.; Mrs. James (Judith) Newcomer, Apple Valley; Mrs. Ron (Margaret) Daignault, Washington, D.C.; one brother, John C. (Candy) Kiebel, Minneapolis, Minn. and two grandchildren, Lily and Jude Nickel.

Mrs. Stump was a homemaker and x-ray technologist. She graduated from Maumee Valley School of Radiology. She is also a 1965 graduate of St. Wendelin High School.

She loved her family and her faith. She was a very gifted and talented craftsperson.

A reception and memorial service is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stump home at 1246 Old Trail, Maumee.

Memorials may be made to Assistance Dogs of America, 8806 Ohio 64, Swanton, OH 43558 or Lupus of NW Ohio, 1710 Manor Hill Road, Findlay, OH 45840. .


Schultz, Charles L.

Charles L. Schultz, 67, Evansport, died Monday, July 19, 2004 in the Dilworth Center, Montpelier.

He was born to Joseph and Stella (Guilford) Schultz on Feb. 11, 1937 in Seneca County. He married June Brown on April 13, 1956 and she survives.

He is also survived by one son, Eugene Schultz, River Dale, Ga.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Violet Wright and Rose Talbott, both of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, foster parents, Allie and John Peterson; two brothers, Harold and Albert Schultz; and one sister Alberta Schultz.

Mr. Schultz worked many years for Dinner Bell Foods and the Defiance County Highway Department as a truck driver. He was a member of the Evansport United Methodist Church.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday in the Evansport United Methodist Church with Pastor Debbie Kaylor officiating. Burial will be in Evansport Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker.

Memorials may be made to the Dilworth Center or the Evansport United Methodist Church.


Stamp, Clayton

Clayton "Curly" Stamp, 80, Fostoria, died at 3:38 a.m., Monday, Aug. 2,

2004 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1924 in West Liberty, Kentucky to the late Will and Amy (Henson) Stamp, he married Hazle Henning on Dec. 16, 1973. His wife survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: one son, Douglas Allen Stamp, Marion; two stepsons, Rick DeGood, Paulding; Gary DeGood, Tustin, Mich.; three stepdaughters, Denise Lange, Williamston, Mich.; Dee Becker, Okemos, Mich.; Debbie Reichert, Erie, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one sister, Jean DeRose, Hammonton, N.J.

Three brothers, Drew, Clarence and Roger Stamp, also preceded him in death.

A 1942 graduate of Moore Township High School, Farmer City, Ill., Mr. Stamp retired in 1985 as a millwright from Ohio Farmers/Countrymark, Fostoria, after 17 years of employment. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Upper Sandusky and was a life member of the Upper Sandusky Elks Lodge. He also belonged to the Moose Lodge, American Legion, AmVets, and United Sportsmen Club, all in Fostoria.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 in the

Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Committal services and burial will follow in

Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

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


Thompson, James L.

James L. Thompson, 57, Tiffin and formerly of Bettsville and Fostoria, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004 during his brief stay at Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

He was born May 16, 1947 in Fremont to the late Ralph and Edith (Bahnsen) Thompson. On June 11, 1966, he married Dorothy L. Prater, Fostoria, where they lived until they later divorced.

He was a very special loving father of Dawn (Mark) Irving, Tiffin, and a wonderful grandfather of her children Amanda and Anthony Kuhns and Lane Irving: all of whom he spent much time with in his 1½ year battle with lung cancer.

Jim was the brother of Opal L. Thompson, Tiffin; Ann (Rick) Harrold, Lima; and Richard (Mara) Thompson, Bettsville. He is also survived by two nieces and a nephew and also great nieces and nephews.

He had worked for Roppe Corp., Fostoria Distribution and most recently Ameriwood Industries.

His hobbies included fishing, playing cards, playing pool, visiting Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant and Nature Trails Golf Course and being with friends.

Jim was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Bettsville.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home, Tiffin.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, Bettsville.



Trumbo. Barry Lee

Barry Lee Trumbo, 41, Clinton, Mich., died at 2:12 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 in Clinton.

He was born Jan. 24, 1963 in Fostoria to Norman and Beverly (Dixon) Trumbo and his mother survived in Tecumseh, Mich. He married Shirley Durst on Sept. 17, 1983 and she died Jan. 11, 1992.

He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Beyer, Toledo; one son, Bryan Trumbo, Fostoria; three brothers, Randy (Debra) Trumbo, LaPeer, Mich.; Larry (Katie) Trumbo, Fremont; and Ricky (Cynthia) Trumbo, Britton, Mich.

Mr. Trumbo worked in a stone quarry in Michigan. He was a member of Fremont Moose and Eagles.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home, Tiffin, with the Rev. David McKinistry officiating. Burial will be in Arcadia Memory Gardens.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to his children.


Sewell, Henry W.

Henry W. Sewell, 83, Fremont, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004 at Memorial Hospital, Fremont.

He was born on July 30, 1921 in Birmingham, Ala., to Henry and Idell W. (Ward) Sewell and they are deceased. Henry married Catherine M. Green on Dec. 27, 1981 and she survives.

He is also survived by sons, Owen (Jan) Bridgett, Holland; Alan (Becky) Sewell, Fostoria; Henry (Christie) Sewell II, Fremont; daughters, Windy (Chuck) Phillips, Lima; Lisa Sewell, Fremont; Marie (Ryan) Herbst, Tiffin; brother, Ward Sewell; Fremont; sisters, Johnie Mae (Claude) Price, Fremont; Mary (Sam) Davis, Parma; Patsy (James) Price, Fremont; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Kristie, Domonique, Autumn, Anthony, Britner, Gaven, Haylie, Cheryl and Idella; and two great-grandchildren, Aja and Asina.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Sewell and sister, Lillian Smith.

Mr. Sewell served in the U. S. Army during World War II and received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Victory Medal.

He worked for Kelsey Hayes Foundry for more than 37 years. He retired in 1984 as general foreman. He was a charter member of the NAACP and served as vice president many times. He was on the Central and Executive Committee for the Democratic Party, life member of the VFW Post 2947, W.S.O.S. trustee for more than 20 years, Kelsey-Hayes Retiree Club and had been vice president, past commander of the Ottawa County Council VFW, and past commander of the former Fremont Post 2851.

He enjoyed landscaping and gardening. He loved fishing and sports. He graduated from Ross High School in 1941.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Missionary Church with the Rev. William Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home, Fremont. There will be an one hour visitation at the church prior to the services from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Spurgeon, Julia

Julia Richard Spurgeon, 69, formerly of Tallahassee, Fla., died Thursday, August 12, 2004 in Hilliard, Ohio, where she had lived for the past year.

A memorial Mass was celebrated August 20 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, with Father Philip Fortin officiating.

Mrs. Spurgeon was born in Fostoria to Clarke and Enid Richard on July 10, 1935.

She is survived by husband Phillip Spurgeon of Tallahasee, Fla.; two daughters, Maria (Andreas) K. Lehmann of Thungersheim, Germany, and Laura (Paul) A. Inacio of Hilliard.

Also surviving is one brother, Donald C. Richard of Fostoria; four grandsons, Felix and Ricky of Thungersheim, and Joey and Alex of Hillard; and numerous dear friends and relatives in many parts of the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a beloved aunt, Mabel Stouffer.

A violinist, she graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a baccalaureate degree in music education and taught in the strings program in Avon Lake, Ohio, Westchester County, N.Y., and Johnstown, Pa.

She served as a mentor to young students in the Leon County public schools strings program in Tallahassee. She also maintained a private violin studio in Johnstown.

Mrs. Spurgeon was a charter member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and a former member of the University Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she was a member of the Midland-Odessa (Texas) Symphony Orchestra as well as the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra.

During her years in Tallahassee, she served as a secretary for the Episcopal Church of the Advent and later in a similar position at Faith Presbyterian Church. She worked for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Medicaid Program Integrity, from which she retired in June 2003.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1732 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla., 32311, or the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Dr., Tallahassee, Fla., 32311.


Thomas, Junior R.

Junior R. Thomas, 82, of Clyde, Ohio, died on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Fremont Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Thomas was born on Oct. 26, 1922 in Arcadia to Albert and Mattie (Hopkins) Thomas.

He is survived by two daughters; Linda Kay (David) Davis of Clyde, and Catherirne Sue (Robert) Runion of Tiffin, and two sisters, Bernita Hakes and Florence Burgbacher, both of Fostoria.

Visitation will be Friday from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home in Clyde, with the Rev. Dennis Rinehart officiating.

Burial will be in the Acradia Cemetery, with military honor provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.


Shellhouse, Klahr L.

Klahr L. "Red" Shellhouse, 61, of Fostoria, died Saturday morning, Sept. 25, 2004 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

A native of Tiffin, he was born July 3, 1943 to Kenneth and Vera (Heyman) Shellhouse. On Oct. 3, 1964, he married Lorraine J. Wright in Youngstown and she survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: his mother, Vera Berry, Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs.

Chip (Jennifer) Pastorek, Toledo; Mrs. Jim (Kristy) Pothast, Tiffin; one granddaughter, Lara Jade Pothast; and one sister, Mrs. Gene (Judi) Kirby, Upper Sandusky.

His father and one brother, Kenneth Shellhouse, preceded him in death.

A 1962 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, Red had been employed since 1965 at Atlas (TK Atlas) in Fostoria. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1567, Fostoria, and the Aeraland Park Committee, a volunteer group that maintained the park.

Red was an easy-going, fun-loving, and giving individual who had a great sense of humor. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, and liked playing cards, mainly euchre. He found his greatest enjoyment in spending time with his loving family, especially his pride and joy, granddaughter Lara.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Dr. Larry Knigga presiding. Committal services and burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the United Way of Fostoria.


Sister Mary Caroline Smith, OSU

Sister Mary Caroline Smith, 88, the former Lillian Rose Smith, a member of the Ursuline Convent for 71 years, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at Ursuline Center, 4035 Indian Road, Toledo.

Sister Mary Caroline entered the Ursuline Community from St. Mary Parish, Tiffin on Sept. 24, 1933. She professed her final vows Aug. 25, 1939. A graduate of Calvert High School, Tiffin, she received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree from the former Mary Manse College of Toledo and her Master of Arts degree from Notre Dame University.

As an educator, Sister Mary Caroline began teaching in 1936 and taught in the Toledo Diocese at St John, Nazareth Hall, Grand Rapids, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Charles, St Francis de Sales, St. Agnes, Good Shepherd and the former St. Teresa schools.

She was principal of the former St. Angela Hall and St. Mary's School, Tiffin, served as Diocesan Supervisor of the Catholic Schools, taught on the faculty of the former Mary Manse College for 15 years and was Directress of Education for the Ursulines. From 1978-1999, Sister Mary Caroline was on the faculty and staff of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns School teaching math until her retirement.

Sister is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Marian E. Strouse, Mrs. Kathryn Wade, Fostoria, and Mrs. Marilyn V. Bradner of Florida, many nieces and nephews and her Sisters of the Ursuline Community.

Sister was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Robert, and sisters, Jane Smith and Margaret Dysinger.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Urusline Center, 4035 Indian Road. The Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. in the Center chapel on Sunday evening.

The funeral liturgy will follow on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Ursuline Center chapel. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Colye Funeral Home, Toledo.

Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart Retirement Fund.


Schetter, Anthony

Anthony Joseph Jude Schetter, 64, Tiffin died Friday Oct, 15, 2004 at 8:16 a.m. in his home.

He was born Aug. 29, 1940 to Ralph and Martha (Fox) Schetter.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Morrison and his stepmother Maxine Schetter of Vermillion; four daughters Theresa (Scott) Swavel, Upper Sandusky; Judy (Steve) Borer, Tiffin; Cheryl (Mitch) Ranker, Alvada; and Antoinette "Toni" Schetter, Tiffin. He is also survived by four grandchildren Sebastian Borer, Austin Ranker, Gavin Borer and Jaidyn Borer; one brother Basil Schetter, Lorain; and six sisters: Dorothy Minich, Risingsun; Bernadette Widman, Republic; Regina Hall and Martha Schetter, Tiffin and Garetta Newman and Rachel McNealy, Lorain.

He was a 1958 graduate of Calvert High School. He worked at Atlas Crankshaft for 32 years until he retired in May of 1990, as a maintenance engineer supervisor. He also owned and operated Harden Precision Scraping in Belleville, Mich. from 1989-1997.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

The funeral mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin, with the Rev. Tim Ferris officiating. A burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home in Tiffin.

There will be a wake service on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the funeral mass at the church. The United Veteran's Council of Seneca County will perform military rites at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home


Snyder, George G.

George G. Snyder Jr., 83, Risingsun, died Thursday afternoon, Oct 14, 2004 at Independence House, Fostoria.

He was born Feb. 14, 1921 in Wayne, Ohio to the late George G. Sr. and Eva (Lombard) Snyder. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 62 years, Betty J. (Sworden) Snyder, whom he married on April 5, 1942 in Gibsonburg, Ohio.

Other survivors include: three sons, William R. (Marilyn) Snyder, Risingsun; Gary L. Snyder, Augusta, Ga.; and Thomas L. (Patricia) Snyder, Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Scott Snyder, Linda McKown, LaDawn Snyder, and Robert Snyder; and three great-grandchildren, Kevin, Chris and Katelyn McKown.

Two brothers, Clarence and Frank Snyder, and three sisters, Mildred Shultz, Kathryn Walker, and Mary Reese, also preceded him in death.

A 1939 graduate of Montgomery Township School, George retired in 1983 as a tool and gauge inspector from Excello Corp., Fostoria, after more than 30 years of employment. He was United States Army veteran of World War II serving from July 1942 to December 1943 and obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant with the Corps of Military Police.

A quiet and good-natured family man, George enjoyed camping, bowling and fishing. He also liked to work with children, having served as a Cub Scout leader and Sunday school teacher in Bradner in his younger years.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Robert Copas officiating. Burial will follow in Bradner Cemetery.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Bradner, Fostoria, or Risingsun EMS squads.

Condolences can be sent to the family


Scharf, Helen A.

Helen A. Scharf, 96, formerly of Stuart Road, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 at Good Shepherd Home.

She was born July 12, 1908 in Hancock County to Curtis and Sophia (Borer) Fox and they are deceased. She married Maurice Joseph Scharf on June 18, 1931 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church and he died Aug. 23, 1974.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Daniel Scharf; four sisters, Rosetta Bohn, Marcella Burns, Ruth Conine and Jeanette Miller; and one infant brother, Leo Ervin Fox.

Mrs. Scharf was the owner and operator of the Foxy Beauty Salon, Fostoria, for many years.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She graduated form Arcadia High School in 1926. She attended the Vellequette School of Beauty Culture. She was a former member and chair lady of the social committee for the Fostoria Woman's Club.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 3:30 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoening Funeral Home where a CL of C service will at 7 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be at 7:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Catholic Church and Schools, c/o Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.


Sting, Harriett L.

Harriett L. Sting, 76, Bradner, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 at her residence.

She was born to Fred and Goldie (Bivens) Adkins.

She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Sting, Bradner; one son, Jeffery E. Sting, Bradner; one daughter, Judy K., Chandler, Ariz.; and two sisters, Norma, Gibsonburg; and Freda, Bradner.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at the Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, with Pastor Ron Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Bradner Cemetery, Bradner.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Good Shepherd, Wayne.



Spriggs, Janette

Janette Spriggs, 75, Fostoria, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004 at her home.

She was born to LeRoy and Dorothy (Travis) Orth on Sept. 18, 1929 in Gibsonburg. She married Joseph Paul Spriggs and he died in 1989.

She is survived by four sons, Allen (Carolyn) Spriggs, Florida; Edward (Willa) Spriggs, Fremont; Mike (Kathy) Spriggs, Tiffin, Larry (Sandy) Spriggs, Florida; one daughter, Catherine Bilgili, Fostoria; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Myers, Gibsonburg; Donna Hayes, Florida; and two brothers, John (Donna) Orth, Arizona; and Dale Orth, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Calvin Orth.

Mrs. Spriggs graduated from Gibsonburg High School in 1947. She worked in Fremont at Memorial Hospital for a while as a nurse's aide and also at Atlas Crankshaft in Gibsonburg for 25 years. She was a member of the Fostoria Senior Center and attended activities at the Rick Lonsway Center, Fostoria. She attended Grace Community Church, Fremont. She enjoyed playing cards and crocheting.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fremont, with the Rev. Kevin Pinkerton officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Fremont.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Rick Lonsway Center, Fostoria.


Stverak-Brockerman, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Brockerman-Stverak, 93, died at 4:10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 at Independence House, Fostoria, where she had been a resident for the past two years.

She was born June 29, 1911 in Lancaster, Ohio to the late John E. and Henrietta (Minic) Wagenhals. She married Herman "Jim" Brockerman on Jan. 31, 1941 in Dayton, Ohio, and he died July 6, 1980. She married Louis J. Stverak on June 8, 1988 in Mesa, Ariz., and he also preceded her in death, Feb. 12, 2000.

Survivors include: a stepson, Bob Stverak, Salem, Va., nieces, Nancy A. Bartley, Fostoria; Jivonnah Sitton, Lodi, Calif.; nephew, Ronald W. Wahenhals, Carmel, Calif.; great-nieces, Tisha Wagenhals-Broussard, Clovis, Calif.; Kim Wallick, North Canton; Michelle Babb, Michigan; great-nephews, Rodger L. Bartley II, Columbus and Kurt W. Wagenhals, Fla.; and great-great-nieces and nephews, Mikaya Feucht, Mich.; Ashton Broussard, Calif.; Cody Swartz, Fostoria; and Justin Wagenhals, Calif.

Ann received her elementary teaching certificate from the Dayton Jr. Teachers College, attended Oklahoma City University and Miami University, studied abroad, then taught elementary school with the Dayton City Schools. A quality and loving person who enjoyed helping others, Ann was an active member of the Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa, Ariz. before moving to Fostoria. She also enjoyed playing bridge and quilting and was a talented seamstress.

Memorial service is 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Dr. Brian Jones officiating. The family will recieve friends from 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery, Miami Township.

Memorials are suggested to Independence House, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria, OH 44830.

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