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Miscellaneous Medina County, Ohio Obituaries


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Ruth M. Marinan 
Ruth M. Marinan, 78, of Valley City, died Saturday, May 15, 1999 at Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick. 
She was born in Cleveland and resided in Valley City since 1949. Mrs. Marinan was a homemaker and had attended St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liverpool Township. 
She is survived by her children, Karen (Jim) Stoskopf of Valley City and Ron (Nancy) Marinan of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois (Wayne) Smolik of Westlake. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Marinan, in 1976. 
At Mrs. Marinan's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. 
Memorials contributions may be made to the Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, Oh 44256. 
Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Rd., Valley City, is handling the arrangements. 

Marcella M. Carter 
Marcella M. Carter, 82, of Medina, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at the Sophia Huntington Parker Home. 
She was born in Grafton on Oct. 7, 1916 to Benjamin and Anna Dowdell Spieth. Mrs. Carter resided most of her life in Medina. She also lived in Lodi for 12 years. She was a member of the Chatham Community Church. 
She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Darwin (Patricia) Smith of Chatham Township and Margaret Reich of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren, Marsha Fields, Darlene (Dan) Laux, Lynn (Donald) Helsel), Gail Reich, and Vicki Reich; and great-grandchildren, Megan and Justin Fields, Heather and Mark Jr. Lichty, Dawn, Deanna and Danny Laux, Jessica and Dustin Helsel and Robbie and Cassie Ray. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris, in 1992, a sister and two brothers. 
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Pastor Mike Boehm of Chatham will officiate. 
Burial: Chatham Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Medina Co. Unit, 803 E. Washington St. #110, Medina, Oh 44256. 

Moreland J. House 
Moreland J. House, 76, of 5 Plum St., Jeromesville, Ohio, died Sunday morning, May 16, 1999, at his residence. 
He was born March 28, 1923, in Lodi, the son of Moreland Joseph and Zelda Kulp House. Mr. House had been a music teacher in the public schools of Ashland County for 38 years. Most of his time has been spent in the Jeromesville and Hillsdale School systems. He was a member of the Jeromesville United Methodist Church. He was an avid coon hunter. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kirner House, whom he married Dec. 30, 1944; children, Diane Cumming of Cincinnati, Pamela Storm of Columbus, Linda Nethero of Jeromesville, James House of Wooster and John House of Sterling Heights, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; two great grand-children; sister, Jean Arters of Bedford; brother Gail House of Lodi. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard House. 
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jeromesville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Art Tobergte Jr. will officiate. 
Burial: Jeromesville Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: After 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fickles Funeral Home in Jeromesville. 
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Jeromesville United Methodist Church, Hospice of North Central Ohio or the Music Department at Hillsdale High School. 

Wanda M. Bailey 
Wanda Mary (Bradway) Bailey, 83, of Avon Park, Fla., died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Avon Park. 
She was born Sept. 20, 1915, and was a Medina County resident for 58 years. Mrs. Bailey was a caregiver and friend to many people during her 25 years in Florida. She formerly owned and operated East St. Market in Wadsworth. 
Mrs. Bailey is survived by her daughters, Nana (Bud) Bailey of Jeromesville and Donna (Skip) Daso of Creston; son, Richard (Linda) Wass of Olmsted Falls; brother, Clinton (Helen) Bradway of Medina; sister, Adaline (Leo) Promey of Avon Park; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Amber Bradway, and daughter, Sara Rowe of Barberton. 
At Mrs. Bailey's request, there will be no services and burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date. 
Fountain Funeral Home in Avon Park was in charge of arrangements. 

Ruth A. Burgin 
Ruth Ann Burgin, 66, of Wooster, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at her home. 
She was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Burlington, Iowa, to Herman and Esther (Trotter) Gutman. Mrs. Burgin was a member of the Parkview Church of Christ and Wooster Women's Guild. She had been a secretary and homemaker and enjoyed sewing and interior decorating. 
Mrs. Burgin is survived by her husband, Darold D., whom she married on March 15, 1953; children, David Burgin and Jennifer Howard, both of Wooster, and Timothy Burgin of Dayton; grandchildren, Wade and Tiffany Howard and Sara Ruth Hones; and sister, Mrs. Frank (Delores)) Kiehne of Washington, D.C. 
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Howard, and granddaughter, Heather Burgin. 
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Church of Christ, 1912 Burbank Road, Wooster. The Rev. Gary Pettyjohn will officiate. 
Burial of the cremains: Sherwood Memorial Gardens. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrrville Road, Wooster, 44691, or to the Parkview Church of Christ, 1912 Burbank Road, Wooster, 44691. 

Alys J. Carpenter 
Alys Janice Carpenter, 66, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at Mansfield MedCentral Hospital, from a heart problem. 
She was born in Cambridge to Merton and Dorothy (Doughty) Boyd, both former residents of Bucyrus, now deceased. 
Mrs. Carpenter came to Bucyrus in 1946 and graduated in 1951 from Holmes-Liberty High School. She attended Columbus Music Academie from which she received a degree in piano/organ performance and choral conducting. She attended the Roy Ringwald choral workshops and was guest conductor of the Fred Waring and his "Pennsylvanians" chorus for a radio performance. 
Mrs. Carpenter was a mother and homemaker as well as a piano teacher for several years in Bucyrus before her retirement in 1995. She was also an adjudicator for National Guild and Ohio Music Teachers Association. 
Her husband owned and operated a music talent agency of which she was a partner. Their agency booked many musical groups into schools and clubs in the Crawford County area until 1982. 
Mrs. Carpenter was a member of and a pro-tem organist for the Bucyrus Chapter 3 Order of Eastern Star. She was an active member of First Christian Church where she had been choir director and later full-time organist for nearly 20 years. 
Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her first husband, Joseph Will of Spencer, whom she married in 1951; second husband, Clarence I. Carpenter, whom she married in 1971; daughters, Pamela Moore (William) of Bentonville, Va., Carole (James) Mossbarger of Columbus and Cynthia McKinnon and Ron McKee of North Robinson; sons, James Will of Grafton, David (Beth) Will of Medina, John (Cheryl) Carpenter of Lexington, Ohio, and Robert (Barb) Carpenter of St. Louis Park, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her sons, Joseph Will, Jr. and Michael Will. 
Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church. Pastor Brad Smith will officiate. 
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the church through the funeral home. 

Beulah Feess 
Beulah F. Feess, 88, of Fairmont, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Fairmont General Hospital. 
She was born June 16, 1910, in Calhoun County, to Ed and Ida Eaton, now deceased. Mrs. Feess was a Protestant. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. 
Mrs. Feess is survived by her daughter-in-law, Joleen Haddox, with whom she made her home; grandchildren, Karen Jenkins of Buckhannon and George W. Haddox of Simpson, S.C.; stepchildren, JoAnne Jensik of Brunswick and Roger Feess of Granger; four stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George W. Haddox; second husband, John Feess; son, George O. Haddox; and several brothers and sisters. 
A graveside service will be held Saturday at noon at Granger Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Pfeiffer will officiate. 
There will be no visitation. 
At the deceased's request, her body has been cremated. 
The Frey Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements. 

Dorothy M. Hansen 
Dorothy M. Hansen, (nee Schuman), 73, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina following a short illness. 
Born in Cleveland, Mrs. Hansen was a longtime resident of Brook Park. She was a retired bookkeeper and during her career worked for Carling Brewing Co., Tinidad Paving Co. and retired from Monarch Steel Co. of Cleveland. She was a member of Remsen Christian Church, Medina, and of the Pythian Sisters and Nomads of Avrudaka. 
Mrs. Hansen is survived by her daughters, Linda M. Kara of Medina and Kathleen M. Fry of Coudersport, Pa.; son, Kenneth W. Hansen of Olmsted Township; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Hansen, in April 1999. 
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Baker Funeral Home, 206 Front St., Berea. Dr. John Mills will officiate. 
Interment: Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Remsen Christian Church, 1500 Remsen Road, Medina, 44256. 

Thomas W. Horner 
Thomas "Tom" W. Horner, 59, of Medina, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at his residence. 
He was born in Chippewa Lake and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Horner was a press operator for General Motors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. 
Mr. Horner is survived by his wife, Virginia (nee Lane); daughters, Sherry Wilson (Michael) and Linda Horner, both of Medina; grandchildren, Tracy, Angel and Virginia; sisters, Helen Scalia of Orrville, Margie Perry of Petersburg, Va., Mary Walters of Akron and Roberta Sherman of Elyria; brothers, Keiffer P. (Phyllis) of Medina, Albert (Sandy) of Napoleon, Ohio, Richard (Julia) of Wooster, Bill (Sandy) of Spencer and Frank of Medina; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy. 
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Ron Dress will officiate. 
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Wadsworth. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 42456, or the American Cancer Society, 3250 W. Market St., Fairlawn, 44333. Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

John P. Dolvig 
John P. Dolvig, 80, of Medina, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, in Barberton. 
He was born in Cleveland, and was a Medina County resident for 10 years. He was a tool maker for the Cleveland National Tool Co. and the Interstate Tool Co. Mr. Dolvig was an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie A. (nee Yocum), to whom he was married 45 years; daughters, Lisa Somerville (Dean) of North Canton and Lori Diane Vista of Spencer; known as Papa to grandchildren, Lucas and Lindsey Vista, and soon to be Anna Somerville; sister, Marlene Flaherty of Rocky River; aunt, Dorothy Dolvig of Fairview Park; and faithful companion, "Freckles." 
The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Edward Gardner will officiate. 
Burial: Spencer Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medina County Animal Shelter, 6334 Deerfield Lane, Medina 44256, or Lafayette Fire & Rescue, 6776 Wedgewood Road, Medina 44256. 

Patrick M. Evans 
Patrick M. Evans, 17, of Litchfield, was killed Monday, May 17, 1999, in an auto accident in Litchfield Township. 
He was born March 20, 1982, in Cleveland. He was a junior at Buckeye High School and was very active in baseball and wrestling. He attended the Christian Heritage Church in Avon. 
He is survived by his mother, Teresa Young of Litchfield; father, Michael Evans of Cleveland; sister, Patrese Evans of Kent; brothers, Ronnie Young of Berea and Andrew Young of Litchfield; grandparents, Charles and Lucille Adams of Ashland and Robert and Lucille Evans of Westlake. 
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. The Rev. Norflet Jones will officiate. 
Interment: Litchfield Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
Memorial donations may be made to the family for their choice of a special fund in Patrick's name. 

Viola Morrell 
Viola Morrell, 75, of Medina, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at her residence. 
She was born Sept. 9, 1923 in Granger Township to Daniel and Helena (Mohn) Walters. She married Kay Morrell on July 14, 1945. Mrs. Morrell was employed by the A.I. Root Co. in Medina for 20 years. 
She is survived by her husband; son, Larry; granddaughter, Caroline; sisters, Nadine Ruper of North Ridgeville and Ruth Inguaggiato of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 
Private services will be held at a later date. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County. 
Roberts Funeral Home in Wadsworth is handling arrangements.

Opal M. Williams 
Opal M. Williams, 77, of Willard, died Monday, May 17, 1999, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center after a brief illness. 
She was born May 30, 1921, in Lafayette to Jesse and Dottie (Young) Gilbert, now deceased, and came to the Willard area in 1944. She attended Collins United Methodist Church and was a member of For Efficiency Farm Womens Club and Chit Chat Club. Mrs. Williams enjoyed traveling, swimming and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband raised foster children since 1967. 
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband of 61 years, Truman; sons, David A. Williams of Norwalk and the Rev. Kenneth Williams of Grand Rapids, Ohio; daughter, Dottie L. Miller of Norwalk; 24 foster children; brothers, Roger and Orlin Gilbert of Akron; sisters, Patricia Metzer of Hinckley and Charlene Muth of Seminole, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd, Robert, Millard, Paul, and Gail Gilbert and Jim Drdek; and sister, Luella Dickinson. 
Service: 10:30 a.m. today at Collins United Methodist Church, 4290 Hartland Center Road, Collins. The Rev. Carl Fannin will officiate. 
Burial: North Fairfield Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Collins United Methodist Church. 

James F. Schafer 
James F. Schafer, 67, passed away at his home in Wyoming, Mich., Sunday, May 16, 1999, after a long illness. 
Mr. Schafer was born in Valley City and was an active member of Liverpool High Alumni Association. 
He is survived by his wife, Maryann; children, James Michael Schafer and Jean Smart, both of Wyoming; grandchildren, Jamie, Amanda, Mikey and Brandon Schafer and Robert, Rory and Robin Cass; and brother, William Schafer of Cocoa, Fla. 
He was preceded in death by his father, William F.; mother, Bertha I.; and sister, June Zacharias. 
According to his wishes, his body was donated to Michigan State University for medical research. 
The family suggests donations to Hospice of Visiting Nurses Service, 1401 Cedar N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

Harold G. Krueck 
Harold G. Krueck, 79, of Sharon Center, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Akron City Hospital after a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Krueck was born in Huntington Township, where he farmed for 57 years. He resided in Colorado from 1976 to 1982 before retiring to the Sharon Center area. He was a 1937 graduate of Wellington High School and active in the Lorain County Farm Bureau. A former member of Huntington United Methodist Church, he was a current member of the Sharon Center United Methodist Church. 
Mr. Krueck is survived by his wife, Ruth Wagner (nee Douglass); daughters and sons-in-law, Christina and Ed Cironi of North Canton, Connie and Bill Kress of Salem, Juanita and Allan Packard of Spencer, and Lynn and Jim Sooy of Bennett, Colo.; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Ingrid of Englewood, Colo., and David and Cheryl of Penrose, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Agnes Crawford of Salinas, Calif. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois; daughter, Linda Brandel; and brother, Ralph. 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sharon Center United Methodist Church, 6407 Ridge Road. Pastor Don Trigg will officiate. 
Interment: noon Saturday at Huntington Cemetery, Lorain County. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. 
Contributions may be made to Sharon Center United Methodist Church or Hospice Care Center. 

Ann M. Hnizdil 
Ann M. (Flickinger) Hnizdil, 81, of Lodi, formerly of Chippewa Lake, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at Lodi Community Hospital. 
She was born in Cleveland, and was a Medina County resident for 52 years. She was a homemaker. 
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald (Sandra) Flickinger of Creston; son, Robert Flickinger of Wooster; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryle (Jim) Ponying of Seville; daughter, Lynn Kehoe of Seabrook, Texas; sister, Coletta Prusha of Parma; grandchildren, Kim, Tracy, Kurt, Greg, Chad and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Sean, Taylor and Ashley. 
Graveside memorial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville. Father Carl Uhler of St. Stevens in West Salem will officiate. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Creston Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Creston, or the Lodi Emergency Medical Service, Lodi. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville, is handling arrangements. 

John C. Hansen 
John C. Hansen, 83, of Leesburg, Fla., died at the Ruleme Center on Sunday, May 16, 1999, from complications following a stroke. 
He was born Aug. 25, 1915, the youngest of 10 children, to Christina and John Hansen. Before moving to Leesburg in 1991, Mr. Hansen resided in Medina. He was the retired vice president of Bliss & Laughlin Steel Co. He held life memberships in the Buffalo Lodge 846, Erie County Wardens Association, Olive Chapter 325 Eastern Star and was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland. In Medina, Mr. Hansen was president of Indelser Inc. He was a former member of the Medina Kiwanis, the Tavares, Fla., Kiwanis and a past president of the Medina Area Chamber of Commerce. 
Mr. Hansen was an avid golfer and sportsman and belonged to the Westfield County Club of Westfield Center and the Bella Vista Golf and Yacht Club of Leesburg. 
He loved and helped many people in his lifetime. Mr. Hansen was instrumental in helping the residents of Malakai Mobile Home community purchase their park and became the first president of Malakai Co-op, Inc. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tavares. 
Mr. Hansen was loved and will be sadly missed by his wife of 59 years Elsie; brother, Louis Hansen; sisters, Hilma Samulowitz and Marion Sutton of Homewood, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Maxine Hansen Jr. of Orland Park, Ill; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Patrick Trudell of Leesburg; grandchildren, John C. Hansen III and wife, Suniti, Andrew M. Hansen, James C. Moler, Robyn E. Moler, Frank Calabrese and Ann Marie Calabrese; and great-grandchildren, twins John C. IV and Maya D. Hansen. 
A celebration of life will be held at the Malakai Club house on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Loraine officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may contribute to the Malakai Memorial Fund, 1 Hawaain Way, Leesburg, FL 34788. 

Joseph J. Halada 
Joseph J. Halada, 80, of Sullivan, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at his residence where he lived for many years. 
He was born March 16, 1919 in North Royalton. He was self employed as a milk truck hauler for over 45 years retiring in 1992. 
He is survived by his son, Bud Halada of Sullivan; stepdaughters, Carolyn Sigler of Georgia and Sharon Carpenter of Strongsville; stepson, Mark Lance of Ashland; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Brown of Spencer; brothers, Leo Halada of Elyria, John Halada of Sugarland, Texas, and Eugene Halada of Wellington. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Frances (nee Pijanowski) Halada; sisters, LaVerne Logan and Irene Yarish; brother, Steve; and wife, Dorothy in 1983. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sullivan Congregational Church, Sullivan. The Rev. William Reyes will officiate. 
Interment: Southview Cemetery, Sullivan. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Norton Funeral Home, 370 South Main St., Wellington. 

Alma S. Beshara 
Alma S. Beshara (nee Masurka), 47, beloved wife of Charles (Charlie), passed away Wednesday, May 19, 1999, after a brief illness. 
Alma was a dedicated teacher who touched the lives of thousands of students in the Strongsville and Midview school districts. She was greatly loved by her many school colleagues and lifelong friends. 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father-in-law, George Beshara; stepmother, Betty Masurka; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Georgia Hauser, Mary Jane and Steven Morris and Linda and Ken Meyer; and nephews and niece, Tom, Christopher, Gregory, Ryan and Kelly. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ellen. 
Service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. 
Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Strongsville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 361160, Strongsville, 44136, to establish a student scholarship fund in Alma's name. 

Daniel D. Fueglein 
Daniel David Fueglein, 60, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at his residence. 
He was born July 19, 1938, in Stroudsburg, Pa., to Theodore and Cathrine (McElroy) Fueglein. He grew up in the Cleveland area, where he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He flew Medivac in the Vietnam Conflict as an Army medic and retired after 20 years of service. A resident of the Phoenix area the past 12 years where he worked as a nurse for a staffing agency, he formerly lived in Denver, Colo., for several years working as a nurse at Denver-area hospitals. Mr. Fueglein was a member of the VFW in Phoenix. 
He is survived by his brother, Timothy "Tim" (Diane) Fueglein of Medina; sister, Margaret "Peg" Toth of Shalersville; and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside funeral service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville Township. 
There will be no visiting hours. 
Green's Funeral Home in Mantua is handling arrangements. 

Clayton M. Cook 
Clayton M. Cook, 74, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the Ohio Veterans Home after an extended illness. 
He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in West Richfield. He retired in 1987 from B.F. Goodrich in Avon Lake. He was a member of the Vermilion Masons and Masonic Temple in Toledo, the Charter VFW, Am Vets, and the UCC Congregational Church in Vermilion. Mr. Cook was an avid gardener, and was always continuing his knowledge of plants and trees. 
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Hayes) of Vermilion; children, Linda Estle, Cynthia Wasem, John C. Cook, Nancy Montgomery and Ginny Browne, all of Vermilion; sisters, Esther Hunt and Ruth Lahr of Medina and Geneva Rooy of Vermilion; two grandsons; and eight granddaughters. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lula (Lindley) Cook; sisters, Leila Wisnieski-Bannatyne and Neota Bennett; and brother, Clarence R. Cook. 
The memorial service will be a celebration of his life at 3 p.m. June 5 at UCC Congregational Church, 990 State St., (state Route 60) Vermilion. 
Mr. Cook has donated his body to Case Western University Medical School. 
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be sent to UCC Congregational Church, 990 State St., Vermilion, OH 44089, or the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 S. Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870. 
Groff Funeral Home in Sandusky is handling arrangements.

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