|Robert F. Kuhn
National Machinery Retiree
Robert F. Kuhn, 70, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, formerly of 219
Nelson St., Tiffin, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Good
Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.
He was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Tiffin, to the late Leo and Mildred M.
(Sheats) Kuhn. On June 3, 1956, in St. John's United Church of Christ,
he married Clara M. Biller, who survives in Tiffin.
Also surviving are four sons, Jeffrey F., James R. and John E., all
of Tiffin, and Joseph L. Kuhn of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. David
(Janice M.) Shelton of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
a brother, Richard Kuhn of Chula Vista, Calif.; and his mother-in-law,
Estella Welter of Bellevue.
A sister, Betty M. Kuhn, is deceased.
Mr. Kuhn was retired from National Machinery, where he had been a supervisor
in the blueprint department and a member of the Quarter Century Club. He
had served as the company's Santa Claus for many years. A member of St.
John's United Church of Christ, he was church custodian for more than 30
years. He was a sports fan of Columbian High School and enjoyed dartball
league and bowling. He was also active in Eagles Aerie 402, Cotillion Club
and held an auxiliary membership in American Legion Post 169.
The Rev. David M. Culp will officiate at the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday
at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral
Home, Tiffin, where the Quarter Century Club will gather at 7.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. John's UCC
Project 2000, Calvert High School Foundation or the donor's choice.
Clarence J. Miller
Clarence J. Miller, 94, of Willard, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at
Hillside Acres Nursing Home.
He was born April 3, 1904, in Reed Township, and moved to Willard in
1957 from Attica.
Surviors include: three stepdaughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Evalena) Detterman
of Bloomville, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Seidel of Norwalk and Mrs. Floyd (Marie)
Whiting of New Carlisle; 11 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren;
five great-great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Miller of Bellevue;
and two sisters, Dolores Krupp of Norwalk and Sophia Ruffing of Bellevue.
Preceding him in death were: his wife Leatha in 1993; his parents,
George and Rosa (Seasley) Miller; two stepsons, James and Colonel Sheets;
a grandson, James Sheets; a great-grandson, Dennis Chaffee; two brothers,
Albert and Norbert Miller; and two sisters, Eleanor Heydinger and an infant
Mr. Miller was a retired custodian for the Willard High School and
a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church in Willard
with the Rev. Mel Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in the Attica-Venice
Visitation will be 9 a.m. Monday until service time at the Secor Funeral
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church.
Harold P. Tieman
Native of Tiffin
Harold P. Tieman, 55, of Huron died unexpectedly of natural causes
Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was born in Tiffin to Lucile (Spino) and the late Harold Tieman
and married Bonnie Chicotel. He has been a resident of Huron for 24 years.
Survivors include: his mother, Lucille Tieman of Tiffin; his wife,
Bonnie; two daughters, Tina Tieman of Chicago, Ill., and Leslie Fuqua of
Cheney, Wash.; a stepson, Scott Bower, and a stepdaughter, Valerie Bower,
both of Huron; three grandchildren; a brother, Leonard Tieman of Port Clinton;
and a sister, Judy Tieman of Tiffin.
His father Harold preceded him in death.
Mr. Tieman was the owner/operator of Harold's Refrigeration Co. for
27 years, having served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He
was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron, the Bow and Barrel Archery
Club of Berlin Heights and Pipefitters Local 42 of Norwalk.
Deacon John Barrett of St. Peter Catholic Church will conduct a memorial
service at 7 p.m. Monday at the Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Huron Rescue Squad, 413 Main St., Huron.
Evelyn B. Nielsen
Former Kiwanis Manor resident
Evelyn B. Nielsen, 89, of Lakeside-Marblehead, died Thursday, Sept.
17, 1998, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was a former
resident of Kiwanis Manor in Tiffin.
She was born April 24, 1909, in Danbury Township, to Edwin and Alice
(Stevens) Kihlken. On April 29, 1944, she married Curtis M. Nielsen, who
died Sept. 20, 1973.
She is survived by: two daughters, Gloria McCoy of Temple, Texas, and
Nancy Brown of Old Hickory, Tenn.; a stepson, Donald Nielsen of Tiffin;
nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a son, Ronald C. Nielsen,
and a sister, Laurel Lambert.
Mrs. Nielsen was a homemaker and lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church in Danbury where
the body will lie for one hour prior to the service. Pastor Charles Rogers
will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Neidecker-LeVeck &
Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Stein Hospice,
2000 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Albert G. Lepouttre
Former area resident
Albert G. Lepouttre, 76, of Attalla, Ala., died Thursday, Sept. 17,
1998, in a Gadsden hospital. He formerly lived in the Republic area.
He is survived by: his wife, Frances Lepouttre of Attalla; a son, Tom
Lepouttreof South Euclid, Ohio; two grandsons, Eathan and Kyle of Ohio;
and a brother, Morris Lepouttre of Detroit, Mich.
Preceding him in death were two brothers and two sisters: Victor and
Leonard Lepouttre, Margaret Whipple and Elizabeth Seasly.
Mr. Lepouttre was born in Ohio and lived here most of his life before
moving to Attalla in 1975. He retired from AAA Pottery and was a veteran
of World War II. In Attalla, he was a member of St. James Catholic Church,
having belonged to St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Republic.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Church with Father
Kevin Cook officiating. Entombment will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Morgan Funeral Chapel,
where the body will remain until the hour of the service.
Memorials may be made to the St. James Catholic Church Building Fund.
Ruth D. Fillhart
Ruth D. Fillhart, 85, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 2:15
p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
She was born in Florida, Ohio, March 10, 1913, to William and Almeda
(Holmes) Stykemain. Her husband of 63 years, Harry C. Fillhart, whom she
married Oct. 4, 1931, in Fostoria, preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1995.
Surviving are: a son, Wilbur C. Fillhart of Fostoria; three daughters,
Mrs. Sheridan (Clara) Zimmerman and Mrs. David (Patricia) Martin, both
of Fostoria, and Mrs. Philip (Barbara) Chamberlain of Memphis, Tenn.; two
sisters, Emmaline Stykemain of Toledo and Mrs. Henry (Erma) Eggers of Napoleon;
15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Robert and Ortis Stykemain;
and three sisters, Alta Waltermeyer, Fernelia Copeland and Vera Lee.
A homemaker, Mrs. Fillhart was a former member of St. Wendelin Catholic
Services in St. Wendelin Catholic Church will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
with interment in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 6-9 p.m.
Monday with a Wake service at 8:30 p.m.
Robert E. 'Red' Hoyda
Robert E. ''Red'' Hoyda, 71, 19 Cherry St., died at 10 a.m. Friday,
Sept. 18, 1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Lucas County, Toledo,
where he had been a patient for three days.
He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Tiffin, to Joseph and Mamie (Lynch)
Hoyda. On Dec. 21, 1954, in Washington, D.C., he married Lorraine Diegelmann.
Other survivors include: two sons, Christopher R. and Benjamin L. Hoyda,
both of Tiffin; five grandchildren; a brother, Richard Hoyda of Tiffin;
and three sisters, Opal Sendelbach, Margaret Hoyda and Mrs. Robert Bruce
Miller, all of Tiffin.
A daughter, Leslie Faye Hoyda, died in 1990; and two brothers, John
''Jack'' and Joe Hoyda, are also deceased.
Mr. Hoyda, who served in the U.S. Navy for 16 years during World War
II, attaining the rank of First Class Petty Officer, retired from the Eaton
Corp. in Fremont, where he was employed as an electrician.
A lifetime Tiffin resident and an avid bowler, he was a lifetime member
of the American Bowling Congress, DAV Post 34 of Tiffin and Green Springs
VFW Post; and a member of Tiffin Moose Lodge 846 and the AMVETS.
Mr. Hoyda, also enjoyed golf and fishing and had attended Columbian
The Rev. William J. Rose will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Monday
service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery,
where the United Veterans Council will conduct military graveside services.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-5 p.m. today and one half hour
before the service on Monday.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or to a charity of the
Bernice Anna Mizen
Homemaker/former Ballreich's employee
Bernice Anna Mizen, 85, 58 Maplewood Ave., died at 1:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 18, 1998, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, where she had been a patient
for eight days.
She was born in Tiffin, Jan. 27, 1913, the daughter of Howard Elmer
and Bertha (Brinkman) Santmire. Her husband, Charles Thomas Mizen, whom
she married Oct. 12, 1933, in Tiffin, died in 1989.
Survivors include: a son, Charles S. Mizen of Bascom; a daughter, Charlene
A. Dillinger of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Helen M. Wilson of Walla Walla, Wash.
A grandson is deceased.
Mrs. Mizen, a homemaker, also was a former employee and tour guide
at Ballreich's Potato Chips.
A member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Tiffin Mother's
Club, she was a Columbian High School graduate and attended Tiffin Business
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home,
with the Rev. David Culp officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.
Alice L. Miller
Retired postal clerk
Alice L. Miller, 79, formerly of 129 High St., New London, Ohio, and
Green Springs, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in the IHS Firelands
Nursing Center, Huron County, New London.
She was born in Printer, Ky. (formerly called Blue Moon, Ky.), March
14, 1919, to Alex and Martha (Parsons) Meade. Her first husband, Benny
Parsons, died April 2, 1966, and her second husband, Maynard Miller, died
Sept. 1, 1983.
Surviving are: a step-son, Rick Ferguson of Tiffin; a step-daughter,
Julie Ferguson of Clyde; a sister, Mrs. Elzie (Nora) Adkins of Printer,
Ky.; and many nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Ben, Charlie, Perry,
Ted and Lawrence Meade.
A member of the Church of Christ, New London, Mrs. Miller retired as
a postal clerk from the Blue Moon, Ky., Post Office.
Services in the Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs will be 1:30
p.m. Tuesday, with Mrs. Miller's nephew, Pastor Charles Meade, officiating.
Interment will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Ashland County.
Mabel F. Phillips
Union Carbide retiree
Mabel F. Phillips, 91, died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998,
in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, where she
She was born in Fostoria, Feb. 8, 1907, to Harry Wilbur and Eva (Graves)
Lambright. She first married Ted Noel, Aug. 8, 1940, in Maryland and he
preceded her in death in 1959. On Dec. 2, 1961, in Bloomville, she married
her second husband, William E. Phillips. He survives in Fostoria.
Survivors also include: a step-son, William C. Phillips of Patriot,
Ohio; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Marlene Morel of Fort Myers, Fla.
Also preceding her in death were a step-son, Don Olin; and two brothers,
George and Jessie Lambright.
Mrs. Phillips retired in 1968 from the Union Carbide, Fostoria, after
45 years of employment as a technician's assistant.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Elks Lodge 935,
both of Fostoria, and the Denderah, Toledo.
The Rev. R. Edson Reed will be the officiant at the 2:30 p.m. Tuesday
service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain
Visitation at the funeral home will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Maxine D. Bennett
Fostoria Industries retiree
Maxine D. Bennett, 84, of Fox Run Manor, Findlay, formerly of West
Shore Drive, Findlay, died at 6:53 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in Blanchard
Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
She was born in Putnam County near Leipsic, Dec. 26, 1913, to Edward
and Susie (Rader) Walsh. On July 15, 1942, in Cleveland, she married Ralph
A. Bennett. He died Sept. 13, 1965.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Bennett of Eustis, Fla.; and two brothers,
Wally Walsh of Findlay and Henry Walsh of Leipsic.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Maurice, Robert and
Ralph Walsh; and a grandson, Jamie Bennett.
Mrs. Bennett, a 1931 graduate of Leipsic High School, retired in 1978
from Fostoria Industries, where she had been employed for more than 20
Memorial services are at 1:30 p.m. today in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral
Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home today.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Fostoria.
Jeanne C. Kramb
Jeanne C. Kramb, 68, of 230 W. Center St., Fostoria, died at 1:45 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.
She was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Toledo, to the late Henry and Laura
(Burns) Gardiner. Her husband, Carl R. Kramb, whom she married Nov. 18,
1950, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Mark Kramb of Findlay and Lewis
''Tony'' and Philip Kramb, both of Fostoria; five daughters, Mrs. Jack
(Carla) Plouck of Wayne, Mrs. Michael (Elizabeth ''Beth'') McFarland of
Montville, Mrs. Todd (Amy) Burns of Fostoria, Mrs. Greg (Meghan) Gillian
of Risingsun and Marci Kramb of Toledo; and nine grandchildren.
A daughter, Christie Hipsher; a son, Steven Kramb; and a half-sister,
are also deceased.
A homemaker, Mrs. Kramb was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church
and Women of the Moose 1567, both of Fostoria.
A funeral Mass in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, will be 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, where the Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Interment will be
in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Wednesday, with the Rosary recited at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Home Health Care of Fostoria Community Hospital.
Helen Ethel Long
Former Tomb Street homemaker
Helen Ethel Long, 91, formerly of Tomb Street, died at 7 a.m. Monday,
Sept. 21, 1998, in St. Francis Home, where she had resided since March.
She was born in Tiffin, Nov. 6, 1906, to Charles and Ethel Serene (Wise)
Werley. On July 22, 1922, in Monroe, Mich., she married Charles V. Long
Sr. He is deceased.
Survivors include: four sons, Charles V. Long Jr. of Santa Clara, Calif.,
Carl R. Sr. and John A. Long, both of Tiffin and Donald W. Long of Kettering;
a daughter, Nina L. Stalsworth of Tiffin; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren
and six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Marloh ofLas Vegas,
Nev.; and a sister, Ida Birr of Toledo.
She was preceded in death by a son, William E. Long; a daughter, Beatrice
M. Long; two brothers, Harrison J. and Charles W. Werley; and five sisters,
Nina Masloch, Dorothy Brady, Mattie Wolf, Gladys Schindler and Lillian
Mrs. Long, a homemaker and lifetime resident of Tiffin, was a member
of Washington Street United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Larry Smith and the Rev. David Powell will be the co-officiants
at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Patricia A. Hager
A Memorial Mass for Patricia A. Hager, 67, of 150 Railroad St., who
died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St.
Joseph Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed at 10:15 a.m.
Visitation will be 9:15-10:15 a.m. at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Dick R. Edmond
A-T Lifestyle editor
Dick R. Edmond, 59, 45 Cherry St., died at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
23, 1998, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
He was born in Mansfield June 11, 1939, to Ray C. and Lois (McCue)
Edmond. His mother survives. On Sept. 2, 1961, in Mansfield, he married
Judith K. Distl. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Tim Edmond of Rossford, Ted Edmond
of Akron and Todd Edmond of Tiffin; two grandchildren, Kyle and Allison;
a brother, Fred of Cleveland; and a sister, Bonnie of Mansfield.
Preceding him in death were his father and a sister, Shirley.
The current lifestyle editor at The Advertiser-Tribune, Mr. Edmond
was the former sports editor for the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum and The A-T
for a total of 21 years.
He also was sports information director at Heidelberg College for nine
A veteran of the Air National Guard, he was a member of Redeemer Lutheran
Church, the Optimist Club, which he had served as president; Tiffin Lions
Club, the Masonic Lodge: Zenobia Shrine and Hornets; the Moose Lodge, AMVETS,
COSIDA and the Midland Athletic League.
Mr. Edmond also was the former president of the Sports Writers of Ohio
and voted for the Heisman Trophy as a member of the Downtown Athletic Club.
The Rev. Jan Kucera will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Saturday service
in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, where Tiffin
Lions Club services will be at 6:30.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or a charity
of the donor's choice.
Retired coal mine worker
Garfield Chaney, 81, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at
his home at 97 Liberty St.
He was born in Pikeville, Ky., May 17, 1917, to John C. and Alice (Bickmare)
Chaney. His wife, Jettie Chaney, whom he married May 15, 1937, in Pikeville,
Survivors include: two sons, James Chaney of Kentucky and Clyde Chaney
of Lima; two daughters, Jerline Rognstad of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and
Marie Dicken of Tiffin; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and
a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Corbit Chaney of Norfolk, Va.
Four brothers, Clarence, Tommy, Walter and Warren Chaney; and three
sisters, Pricey Holloway, Zelphia and Florence Chaney, are also deceased.
Mr. Chaney, a retired coal mine worker, was a member of Chloe Creek
Baptist Church. He was a former resident of Pikeville, Ky.
Services will be Saturday in the church located in Campbell Cemetery,
Chloe Creek, Ky., with the Rev. Robert Justice officiating. Burial will
be in Campbell Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Turner Engle Funeral Home is in charge
of local arrangements.
The obituary of Garfield Chaney that ran yesterday has an update. The
Turner-Engle Funeral Home will receive visitors who wish to pay respects
to the deceased at 4 p.m. today or upon departure from the church services
at 3 p.m. Saturday. His final resting place will be Campbell Cemetery in
Chloe Creek, KY.
Grant G. Fuller
National Machinery retiree/Jr. HomeKid
Grant G. Fuller, 87, of 1000 Plaza St., Findlay, died at 11:10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Karrington of Findlay, Hancock County, Findlay,
where he hadresided for a month.
He was born in Cincinnati Feb. 16, 1911, to Granville and Pearl (Jacobs)
Fuller. His first wife, Dorothea Fuller, whom he married in 1931, died
Sept. 1, 1977. He married Lillian Ford in 1980. She survives in Findlay.
Other survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Carl (Dolores) Goetz
of Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. Jerry (Jean) Musser of Tucson, Ariz., and Darlene
and Roberta Fuller, both of San Francisco, Calif.; three grandchildren,
five step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Ralph Fuller of Ravenna.
Mr. Fuller, who was raised at the Junior Order Home and lived most
of his life in Tiffin, retired from the National Machinery in 1962.
A graduate of the Junior Home School, he was a member of the National
Quarter Century Club, Tiffin Moose Lodge and the Senior Citizens of Findlay.
Services in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home will be 2 p.m. Friday. Burial
will be in Fairmont Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation at the funeral home is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Martha Lucille 'Muggs' Lang
Retired Marvin's employee
Martha Lucille ''Muggs'' Lang, 83, formerly of 686 S. Sandusky St.,
Lot 27, died at 8:41 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at her daughter's
Born June 10, 1915, in Tiffin, to Howard A. and Mary (Cory) Lutz, she
married William E. Lang Sr. Oct. 20, 1934, in Tiffin. He died June 5, 1996.
Surviving are a son, William E. Lang Jr. of Sidney; a daughter, Mrs.
Clarence (Marcille) Straub of McCutchenville; two brothers, Howard Lutz
of Sandusky and William Lutz of Old Fort; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy
Jean) Tannenbaum of Tiffin; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A son, Howard Cory ''Joe'' Lang; and two sisters, Betty Nesselhauf
and Kathryn Bland, also are deceased.
Mrs. Lang, a graduate of Columbian High School, was a homemaker and
retired as a cashier from Marvin's Delicatessen, where she had been employed
for 26 years.
A member of the Methodist faith, she also was a member of the VFW Auxiliary,
DAV Auxiliary, Daughters of America and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Services in Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday,
with the Rev. John D. Teeters officiating. Interment will be in Fairmont
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home,
where VFW Auxiliary services will be at 11:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, the VFW Auxiliary
or the donor's choice.
Lucy Ray, 74, of 354 Grove St., Carey, died in the Blanchard Valley
Regional Health Center, Findlay, at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
She was born in McGoffin County, Ky., Nov. 9, 1923, to Linden and Gracie
(Craft) Ray. She had never married.
Survivors include: 32 nieces and nephews; eight brothers and sisters,
Carl Ray of Degraff, Mrs. James (Thelma) Caudill of Vanlue, Manuel Ray,
Mrs. Robert (Delma) Baldwin, Mrs. Leonard (Ethel) Lasley, Mrs. Nelson (Geanie)
Dick, Mrs. Lola LeMaster and Mrs.Jessie Tharp, all of Carey.
Two brothers, Hoker and Edgar Ray; and two sisters, Dessie Marshall
and Minnie Collins, are deceased.
Miss Ray, a homemaker, was affiliated with Stoney Ridge United Baptist
Church, rural Carey.
Services in Stoney Ridge United Baptist Church, will be at 11 a.m.
Friday, with Elder Douglas Ward and Elder Paul Blair as co-officiants.
Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Vanlue.
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, is 2-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Katherine L. Stalnaker
Clyde homemaker/former Whirlpool employee
Katherine L. Stalnaker, 73, of Mulberry Street, Clyde, died in Fremont
Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998.
She was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Barbour County, W.Va., to Charles and
Ida (Posten) Lantz. On Aug. 16, 1947, she married Oliver Junior Stalnaker.
He died Aug. 13, 1985.
Survivors include: two sons, Gary Stalnaker of Clyde and Randy Stalnaker
of Bellevue; three daughters, Mrs. James (Celesta) Bingaman, Mrs. Fred
(Gloria) Harrah and Mrs. Brian (Nancy) Guhn, all of Clyde; nine grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren.
The last of her family, Mrs. Stalnaker was a homemaker and also had
been employed at Whirlpool and the WT Grant Store.
A member of Clyde Baptist Church, she received her education in West
The Rev. Dee Whaley will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Saturday service
in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be private.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Memorials
may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Ruth S. Fowler
Former Republic school teacher
Ruth S. Fowler, 89, of Vine Street, Clyde, died Wednesday, Sept. 23,
1998, in the Bellevue Hospital.
She was born June 24, 1909, in York Township, Sandusky County, to Francis
''Frank'' and Valiera (Bowers) Mellen. Her husband, Herman Fowler, whom
she married June 24, 1936, died March 1, 1978.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Carol) Hintz of Stanford,
Calif., and Mrs. Thomas (Lynda) Wilbert of Clyde; a sister, Marian Mellen
of Clyde; a brother, Robert Mellen of Castalia; four grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Mellen, and two infant
Mrs. Fowler, a 1927 Clyde High School graduate and a 1935 Bowling Green
State University graduate, was a homemaker and had been employed as a teacher
in the Republic Schools.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she had
been the former chairman of church dinners for many years; the Daughters
of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society and the former 20th Century
Club and Kings Daughters.
A Camp Fire leader for 25 years, she served as secretary of the Camp
Fire Council Post; served as past president of the Lakeside Federation;
and served as past secretary of the Community Council, where she also was
on the board.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral
Home, Clyde, with the Rev. Alex McLean officiating. Interment will be in
McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Clyde Public Library.