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E.G. Draper
May 21, 1918-Jan. 27, 2002
E.G. "Stub" Draper, 83, of 9463 Ohio 19, Galion, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday at Galion Community Hospital after an extended illness. 
He was born in Morrow County to Fred R. and Iva L. (Talmage) Draper. On June 1, 1939, he was married to the former Mildred "Honey" Hinckley. She survives. 
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Janet Sue and Marvin Miley of Galion; one granddaughter, Angela Miley and fiancé Josh McKee; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Linden Draper, and two sisters, Rhoda Tyler and Mildred Meyer. 
Mr. Draper lived his life in the area and was a member of the Galion Seventh Day Adventist Church. He retired after 40 years from the former Perfection Steel Body, Galion. He also worked for Eagle Crusher, Galion, for 20 years. 
A veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, Mr. Draper served in the Philippines and New Guinea. He was a member of American Legion Post 243, Galion, the Galion Lodge 414 Free and Accepted Masons, Galion Chapter 142 Royal Arch Masons, the Galion Shrine Club, the Aladdin Temple Shrine, the Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, and Bucyrus Council 83. 
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service Wednesday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Pastor Rick Szilagyi officiating. Burial will follow in Blooming Grove Cemetery, Blooming Grove. Military graveside services will be conducted. A Masonic service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital in care of the funeral home. 

Jerald L. Hebert
March 22, 1950-Jan. 27, 2002
Jerald L. "A-Bear" Hebert, 51, of 1300 Harding Way East, Apartment E6, Galion, died at 6:05 a.m. Sunday after suffering a short illness. 
He was born in Indianapolis to Paul M. Hebert and Hazel R. (Wickersham) Dorman, both surviving in Cloverdale, Ind. He was married Aug. 22, 2000, to Kathy (Spade) Hebert. She survives. 
Other survivors are one daughter, Rena Hebert of Fredericksburg, Va.; one stepson, Dustin Fried of Crestline; a stepdaughter, Nicole; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donald Hebert of Hogansville, Ga., Joseph and Sue Hebert of Indianapolis, and Robert and Sue Hebert of Poland, Ind.; one stepsister and spouse, Martha and Bruce Dych of Rochester Hills, Mich.; three grandchildren; and many special and close friends. 
He was preceded in death by one daughter. 
Mr. Hebert was a corporal in the Marine Corps, having served in Vietnam. He was self-employed as a carpenter and worked in construction in Indianapolis. He moved to Galion eight years ago and was a life member of the VFW 4329, Galion, and the Galion Owls Club. 
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery, with full military services conducted by the Galion/Crestline area veterans organizations. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Kiwanis Toys for Tots Program or to the Jeremy Beck Scholarship Fund at the Galion Owls Club in care of the funeral home. 

Dorothy Mae Mann
Dorothy Mae Mann, 95, formerly of 338 N. Wiley St., Crestline, died at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday at Crestline Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending at the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion. 
Originally published Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Terrie S. Young
Terrie S. Young, 42, of 801 Windsor St., Apartment 1, Marion, died this weekend at her home. 
She was born Dec. 16, 1959, in Bucyrus to Clifton A. and Kathleen L. (Lahr) Young, who both survive in Bucyrus. She was formerly married to Gertis R. Rittenberry on June 1, 1980. He survives. 
Also surviving are two children, Gertis J. Rittenberry and Jesse R. Rittenberry, both of Bucyrus; one grandchild, Nessee M. Rittenberry; two sisters, Robin A. and husband Marc Vanerio of Montclair, Calif., and Sheryl K. and husband Todd A. Coomer of Bucyrus; and four nieces and nephews. 
Ms. Young was a customer service representative for Kable Fulfillment Services in Marion. She lived most of her life in Bucyrus and spent 10 years in Texas. 
At her request, no calling hours or services will be held. 
The family suggests any memorial contributions may be made for the benefit of young children's programs or Wildlife Haven, through the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, which assisted the family with arrangements. 

Joseph Arter
Died Feb. 5, 2002
Joseph Arter, 74, of 4883 U.S. 30, Crestline, died Tuesday evening at MedCentral/Shelby Hospital, Shelby. Arrangements are incomplete at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline. 
Originally published Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Joseph V. Depinet
March 18, 1938-Feb. 5, 2002
Joseph V. Depinet, 63, of 4568 South Ohio 19 , Bloomville, died Tuesday morning at Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, after a sudden illness. 
He was born in Seneca County to Gabriel and Lucinda (Reinhart) Depinet. He was married Aug. 29, 1959, in New Washington, to Helen Niedermier. She survives. 
Other survivors are three sons, Michael Depinet of Republic, Daniel Depinet of Sycamore and Donald Depinet of Bloomville; two daughters, Mrs. Steven (Janet) Runion of Findlay, Mrs. Alan (Rose) Depinet-Foss of Wexford, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; seven brothers, John Depinet of Galion, the Rev. Robert Depinet of the Philippine Islands, Leo Depinet of Perrysburg, Raymond Depinet of Findlay, Gerald and James Depinet of Tiffin and Ralph Depinet of Bascom; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Montera of Chicago, Mrs. Norman (Geraldine) Lucius of New Washington, Mrs. Jim (Margaret) Karl of Shelby and Mrs. Tom (Viola) Wasserman of Helena. 
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Carl V. Depinet. 
Mr. Depinet was a 1956 graduate of Tiffin Calvert High School. He was employed at the Country Springs Farmers Co-op in Attica and Bloomville and at Horn's Crop Service, Bloomville. He was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church. 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephens Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Szybka as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Attica. 
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 South Ohio 19, Bloomville, where a prayer service will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 
 
Clarence T. Grabert
Died Feb. 5, 2002
Clarence T. Grabert, 83, of Tiffin died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his son, Sterling Grabert, in Tiffin. Arrangements are pending with Lucas Funeral Home, Nevada. 
Originally published Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Marilyn A. Gibson
Nov. 13, 1941-June 1, 2002
Marilyn Adaire Gibson, 60, of 717 S. Boston St., Galion, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at her home after an extended illness. 
She was born in Galion to Robert C. and Leah K. (Schwert) Crager, both deceased. She was first married March 21, 1959, to Keith Hurd. He died Oct. 6, 1964. She was then married Sept. 22, 1971, to Harold E. Gibson Jr. He survives. 
She also is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert K. and wife Angela Hurd of Annapolis, Md., and Brian "Scott" Hurd of rural Galion; one daughter, Jennifer L. Gibson of Columbus; four grandchildren, Sarah, Nathan, Emily and Eli; and one brother and sister-in-law, William C. and wife Linda Crager of Galion. 
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia A. Crager and Dianna Sue Crager. 
A homemaker, Mrs. Gibson was a 1959 graduate of Galion High School and more recently had attended Marion Technical College. She had previously been a DPPF tutor at Dawsett Elementary School, Galion, and most recently was an insurance coordinator with Dayco Swan, Bucyrus. 
She had taught Sunday School at the Galion Church of Christ and was a member of Crestline Church of Christ for the past 15 years. 
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Community Christian Church, Galion, with the Rev. Bill Secrist officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crestline Church of Christ, Community Christian Church or to HomeCare Matters Hospice. 

Virginia Russell
Oct. 17, 1910-May 31, 2002
Virginia "Jinks" (McClure) Russell, 91, of 400 Evans Drive, Galion, died at 10:59 a.m. Friday at Magnolia Terrace, Galion. 
She was born in Galion to Curt W. and Cora Jane (Smith) McClure. She was married June 23, 1954, to Robert Russell. He preceded her in death Aug. 6, 1971. 
One brother, George McClure, preceded her in death. 
A 1928 graduate of Galion High School, Mrs. Russell served for three years as manager of the former Talbott Hotel. She was the secretary for 10 years of the Snyder-Kubach Funeral Home, Galion. She had been a member of First Presbyterian Church, Galion, since 1925 and served as an elder. 
Mrs. Russell was a charter member of the women's auxiliary of the Galion Community Hospital, a former member and board member of the Galion Country Club and belonged to several bridge clubs. 
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Proietti officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home. 

Dallas D. Smith
Oct. 21, 1922-June 1, 2002
Dallas D. "Jack" Smith, 79, of 545 McDonald Ave., Galion, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at his home after a short illness. 
He was born in Honaker, Va., to Roby G. and Mattie L. (Griffith) Smith, both deceased. He was married Jan. 25, 1943, to Dorothy G. (Reedy) Smith. She survives. 
Other survivors are one daughter, Judith D. McClarren of Galion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack M. and wife Nancy L. Smith of Crestline and J. David and wife Hope Smith of Galion; six grandchildren, Shawn, Todd, Michael and Scott Smith, Kim and husband Gerald Ammons and Jason McClarren; two great-granddaughters, Taylor Smith and Meghan Shanyfelt; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and wife Shirley Smith of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Herman Sargent of Galion. 
He was preceded in death by one sister. 
Mr. Smith was a conductor for the former Penn Central Railroad for 25 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Arcana Lodge 272 Free and Accepted Masons and the 32nd Degree Masons. He loved to fish, hunt and was an avid reader. 
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion, where a Masonic memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Loyd Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice, P.O. Box 327, Galion, Ohio 44833. 

Donald E. Steffee
Dec. 19, 1927-June 1, 2002
Donald E. Steffee, 74, of 703 Park Ave., Galion, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, after a 3 1/2-year illness. 
He was born in Blooming Grove to Floyd and Pauline (Garverick) Steffee, who preceded him in death. He was married Oct. 23, 1953, to Beverly (Sebastian) Steffee, who survives. 
Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Steffee and Ira Golyak of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany; two sisters and brothers-in-law, June and Dale Potter of Galion and Ruth and Tom Glauner of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eugene and Dortha Sebastian of Crestline. 
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. 
A 1946 graduate of Galion High School, Mr. Steffee was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed for 34 years at the former North Electric Company, Galion, where he worked in quality control as a tester. He was a custodian for Northmor Schools for 13 years and a custodian at First Presbyterian Church for the past 25 years. 
Mr. Steffee was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, Galion. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion. The Rev. Ray Music will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Full military graveside services will be conducted by the Galion/Crestline veterans organizations. 
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund. 

John D. Stroup II
Aug. 29, 1948-May 31, 2002
John D. Stroup II, 53, of 274 Iberia Road, Galion, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his home after suffering a two-month illness. 
He was born in Mansfield to Paul Edward and Ruth Alice (Austin) Stroup, both deceased. He was married April 12, 1985, to Ellen (McClurg) Stroup. She survives. 
Other survivors are one son, John David Stroup III of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Denise and husband David Sisson and Theresa Stroup, all of Colorado Springs; one stepson, Richard McCallister of Columbus; two stepdaughters, Christine McCallister of Florida and Sherry Ransom of Galion; three grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, James Earl and wife Mary Stroup of Crestline; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Linda Sue and husband John Cross, Sandra and husband Fritz Wenzel and Kathryn Welsh, all of Crestline. 
He was preceded in death by one daughter and one stepson. 
Mr. Stroup was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served as a U.S. Marine. He was self-employed and owner of John's Kuntry Market in Galion, and was a driver for the Veterans Administration, transporting patients to the Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital. He was a Crestline police officer for seven years and worked for a short time at P.P.G. in Crestline. 
As a member of American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, Mr. Stroup had served as post commander and past district chaplain. He was a member of VFW Post 4329 and Amvets Post 1979, both in Galion. He was an avid billiards player and bowler. 
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion, where a Legion memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ray Music officiating. The Galion/Crestline veterans organizations will have full military graveside services at Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline. 
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice, P.O. Box 327, Galion, Ohio 44833. 

Thelma D. Zimmerman
Jan. 6, 1916-June 1, 2002
Thelma D. Zimmerman, 86, of 650 W. Church St., Galion, died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. Saturday at Village Care Center, Galion. 
She was born in Galion to Rueben Lloyd and Cleo (Ricker) Muth, both deceased. She was married Oct. 17, 1942, to Harold D. "Zimm" Zimmerman. He died Oct. 25, 1998. 
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and husband Gary Reynolds and Patricia and husband Thomas Bash, all of rural Galion; four grandchildren, Dan Bash of Toledo, Dave Bash of Gardiner, Mont., Jennifer Reynolds of Brooklyn, Mich., and Steve Reynolds of Columbus; one sister, Leorna King of Mansfield; one sister-in-law, Martha Goebel of Montrose, Ill; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents who raised her, Harold and Helen Hulse, and one sister, Delores Muth. 
Mrs. Zimmerman was a 1933 graduate of Galion High School. She had worked for the former North Electric Company in Galion for 10 years and retired from Crawford Construction, Galion, after 20 years where she was employed as a bookkeeper. 
She was a member of First United Church of Christ, a 50-year-member of the Naomi Chapter 47 Order of Eastern Star and the Masque Card Club, Galion. 
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Church of Christ, Galion, with the Rev. Samuel J. Buehrer officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society or to First United Church of Christ, Galion. 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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