|Dana Lee Wright
Dana Lee Wright, 40 of 3146 TR 98, Carey, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 8, 1999, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Stombaugh
Memorial Funeral Home, Carey.
Nina O. Edwards
Former administrative assistant
Nina O. Edwards, 87, of 1349 South Drive, Fostoria, died at 9:18 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
She was born in Findlay, May 15, 1911, to John L. and Alma S. (Bowers)
Swihart. On Dec. 24, 1934, in Fostoria, she married Jack Reber Edwards,
who died Aug. 25, 1998.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Jacqueline) Hauser of Sandusky
and Mrs. Stanley (Judy) Brahier of Defiance; five grandchildren; three
step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Three brothers &emdash; Jacob Lehr, Isaac Dale and Dean Kennedy
Swihart &emdash; and two sisters &emdash; Mrs. Willis (Lena) Thomas
and Mrs. Bernard (Erma) Reeve &emdash; are deceased.
Mrs. Edwards had been employed as administrative assistant for the
Board of Education (superintendent's office) of the Fostoria City Schools
for five years, retiring in 1968.
She also had worked as a secretary for Sauders Haye and Grain Co. in
Toledo, as credit manager for Montgomery Wards in Sturdivant County, the
National Carbon Co., State Employment Agency and Seneca Wire.
A 1929 Arcadia High School graduate, where she was valdictorian, she
also was a 1929 graduate of Tiffin University.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of Emblem Club 213, where she was a charter
member and past president; served as State Emblem Club president in 1974;
and hosted a State Convention in Fostoria in 1975.
She also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, where
she served as Bible School and Sunday School teacher for 15 years and as
deacon and elder and as past president of the Woman's Association.
A record blood donor, she was a volunteer at the American Red Cross,
Fostoria Community Hospital and the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
She also was a former officer of the Fostoria High School Choir Boosters,
Band Boosters and the PTA.
The Rev. R. Edson Reed will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Friday service
in the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in West Independence
Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 1-3 and
6-8 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Emblem Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the
Ethel C. Heydinger
Sister of area residents
Ethel C. Heydinger, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at her home on West
Main Street, New Washington.
She was born April 5, 1913, in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada, to Albert
and Delcia (Cross) Tong. Her husband, Walter Heydinger, died in 1981.
Survivors include: six daughters, Mrs. Richard (Harriette) Kline of
Bucyrus, Garnetta Hinesman and Mrs. Delwyn (Emma Lee) Flohr, both of Florida,
Mrs. James(Virginia) Schell and Mrs. Jack (Nancy) Stockmaster, both of
Bucyrus and Mrs. Ray (Carolyn) Heck of Monroeville; six sons, Kenneth Heydinger
of Willard, Harry Heydinger of New Washington, Carlton Heydinger of Galion,
Carlyle Heydinger of Bucyrus, Ronald Heydinger of Harvest, Ala. and Gregory
Heydinger of Shelby; 28 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson;
and three brothers, Douglas and Wayne Tong, both of Tiffin, and Berlin
Tong of Sycamore.
Two grandchildren, five sisters and four brothers also are deceased.
Mrs. Heydinger, who had lived all her married life in New Washington,
was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, its Altar Rosary Society,
the Garden Club, the Golden Gems and L.C.B.A.
A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Catholic Church,
with the Rev. Frederick Schill officiating. Burial will be in the parish
Visitation at the Secor Funeral Home, New Washington, is 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. today, where a Scripture Prayer Service will be at 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the HomeCare Matters, Home Health and Hospice,
P.O. Box 351, Bucyrus, OH 44820 or the Kidney Foundation Memorial Program,
1545 Holland Rd., Suite B, Maumee, OH 43537.
The Rev. H. Gilbert Stillwagon
Former Washington Street U.M. minister
The Rev. H. Gilbert Stillwagon, 59, of Old Washington, Ohio, died Sunday,
Feb. 7, 1999, in St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, after complications from
a recent stroke.
He was born in Steubenville, March 5, 1940, to the late Howard Stillwagon
Sr. and Alma (Fix) Stillwagon Osz. His wife, Beth Ann (Hassenpflug) Stillwagon,
whom he married Feb. 25, 1989, survives.
A sister, Gail Wiedaman of Bloomingdale, also survives.
The Rev. Stillwagon, a 1959 graduate of Wintersville High School, attended
Malone College and West Liberty College and graduated in 1977 from Marietta
College, where he received a bachelor's degree, then received a master's
in divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1980. In 1982,
he received full membership into the East Ohio Conference of the United
Methodist Church. He received his local preacher's certification in 1961
and was ordained deacon-U.M. Church by Bishop Francis E. Kearns in 1970.
He was serving the Beckett and Christ U.M. Churches in Cambridge, Ohio
and was an ordained elder with the East Ohio Conference of U.M.C.
He began pastoring at the Sunshine Union Chapel, Steubenville with
American Sunday School Union during his junior and senior year of high
school. He was appointed to serve the Fosterville Methodist Church, Toronto,
Ohio and then the Amsterdam Methodist Church. He also pastored the Antrim
and Winterset U.M. Churches, the Macksburg Charge (which consisted of six
parishs: Macksburg, Mary Reed, Dexter City, Olive Green, South Olive and
Middleburg United Methodist Churches). He also pastored the Iberia and
Martel U.M. Churches, Washington Street U.M. Church in Tiffin, Braceville
U.M. Church and Grace U.M. Church in Uhrichsville before beginning his
pastorate in Cambridge.
Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Finley United Methodist Church,
Steubenville. Officiating will be The Rev. A. Jay Althouse, the Rev. P.
Douglas George, the Rev. Bill Moran and the Rev. Charlton Bodine. Private
burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery, Jefferson County.
Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville
2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 5 p.m. until time of the service at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Finley United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to any of the churches he served or Camp Delanco,
171Sooy Place Road, Vincentown, N.J. 08008.
Howard A. Hemminger
Construction land developer
Howard A. Hemminger, 84, of 11023 Briggs Highway Cement City, Mich.,
died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in the Adrian Care Facilities, Adrian, Mich.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Barndt Funeral Home,
121 W. South St., Wayne, where services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday. .
Donald R. Munger
Former Chrysler office coordinator
Donald R. Munger, 83, of 917 S. Main St., Fostoria, died at 12:15 a.m.
Monday, April 26, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
He was born in Fostoria Aug. 26, 1915, to Park and Pearl (Brandberry)
Munger. On July 30, 1946, in Altoona, Pa., he married Jane Reilly. She
survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a son, Stephen C. Munger of Tiffin; a daughter,
Mrs. Dennis (Nancy) Malone of Toledo; two grandsons, Ryan and Scott Malone;
and a sister, Berniece Oyler of Fostoria.
Preceding him in death were three brothers, Robert, Howard and John
Mr. Munger, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, had been employed as
an office coordinator for 17 years at the former Chrysler Foundry.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the American
Legion, both of Fostoria.
The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will
be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, where military graveside rites will
be conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice of Hancock County, 1815 S.
Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 or the American Legion, 550 E. Zeller Road,
Fostoria, OH 44830.
Bernadine D. Cramer
Bernadine D. Cramer, 91, of 105 Sheffield St., Bellevue, died in the
Bellevue Hospital, Monday April 26, 1999.
She was born May 3, 1907, in Willard to Fritz and Emma (Weithrick)
Hailfinger. Her husband, William C. Cramer, whom she married May 26, 1930,
in Reading, Ohio, died Oct. 25, 1986.
Survivors include: two sons, William R. and Norman C. Cramer, both
of Bellevue; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Pittenger and Mrs. Barry
(Renee Strayer) Hart, both of Bellevue; 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Two sons, C. James Todd and Forrest L. Cramer; and a grandson, Brian
K. Cramer, also are deceased.
A homemaker, Mrs. Cramer was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church,
Bellevue; Bellevue Eagles Auxiliary 490, of which she was past president;
Four County Young at Heart Senior Center and the Bellevue Hospital Auxiliary
An avid card player, she also served as an American Red Cross volunteer
for more than 30 years and worked as a Gray Lady for more than 25 years.
She enjoyed fishing, traveling and reading.
Services in St. John's Lutheran Church will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,
with the Rev. David Wietelmann officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue
Visitation at the Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue, will be 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest
St., Bellevue, OH 44811.
Mary Grace Strasser
Rural Tiffin homemaker
Mary Grace Strasser, 79, 60 N. SR 101, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday,
May 1, 1999, in St. Francis Home.
She was born in Tiffin, Jan. 27, 1920, to Francisco and Mariantonia
(Giaruffo) Dariano. On Sept. 29, 1941, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin,
she married Thomas F. Strasser. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1993.
Survivors include: four sons, James T. Strasser of Toledo, Dennis J.
Strasser of Brighton, Mich., Philip J. Strasser of Chesterfield, Mo., and
Joseph A. Strasser of Toledo; four brothers, Frank, Joseph, Anthony and
Matthew Dariano, all of Tiffin; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Rose) Cool of
McComb, Mrs. Ray (Michelina) Hoepf of Bowling Green, Mrs. James (Helen)
Gaietto and Mrs. Don (Carmella) Corthell, both of Tiffin; seven grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
A son, Thomas "Binky" Strasser, and two sisters, Joanna Pacifico and
Carmella Dariano, are deceased.
Mrs. Strasser, a homemaker, attended Calvert and Columbian high schools.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, its Altar Rosary Society,
St. Francis Auxiliary, Council 86 Catholic Ladies of Columbia of Upper
Sandusky and served as a promoter for the Sacred Heart League and Miraculous
A funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
with the Rev. Frank Murd as celebrant. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes
prior to the Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home will be 2-4:30 and 7-9
p.m. Monday, where a wake service will be at 8:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Binky Strasser Scholarship Fund at Calvert
Adam Anthony Perna
Columbian High graduate
Adam Anthony Perna, 21, of 2650 E. SR 18, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 29, 1999, in Toledo Hospital as a result of head injuries he suffered
in an auto accident.
He was born June 28, 1978, in Tiffin to Leonard A. and Paula K. (Mowry)
Perna Jr. They survive.
Others survivors include: three brothers, Donald of Hicksville, Michael
and Frankie at home; two sisters, Marla and Olivia at home; maternal grandmother
Ruth Mowry of Tiffin; and paternal grandmother Vita Perna of Tiffin.
Preceding him in death were his maternal grandfather, Donald Mowry,
and paternal grandfather, Leonard Perna Sr.
He graduated from Columbian High School in 1997. He was a junior at
Defiance College, majoring in elementary education. He was in his third
year on the Defiance Yellow Jackets football team, in which he was a two-year
letterman, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
The Rev. William Rose will officiate at the funeral Mass at 10 a.m.
Monday, at the St. Mary Catholic Church with burial following in the St.
Mary Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to
Calling hours will be 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hannay-Traunero
Robert A. Hodge
Charter boat captain
Robert A. Hodge, 47, of Main Street, Tiffin, died Wednesday, Sept.
29, 1999, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1952, in Port Clinton to Robert and Lael (Mealey)
Berman. On June 3, 1972, he married Kathleen Ciacclli in Port Clinton.
Mr. Hodge worked for Courtesy Auto World in Port Clinton; Kelsey-Hayes
in Fremont; and was a charter boat captain for many years, loving the lake
and fishing. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
in Port Clinton.
Survivors include: his parents; a son, Robert A. Hodge of Houston,
Texas; two brothers, Larry Hodge of Port Clinton, Mike Bergman of Dayton;
three sisters Linda Hodge and Donell Cramer, both of Port Clinton, and
Sandy Braddock of England.
His adoptive father, Don Hodge, preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gerner-Wolf-Kopchak Funeral
Home in Port Clinton.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bernard C. Good
Bernard C. Good, 79, of Clearview Drive, Vickery, died Wednesday, Sept.
29, 1999, at the Countryside Continuing Care in Fremont.
Mr. Good was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Fremont to Carroll and Sadie (Muhholland)
Good. He married Norma McGrady July 12, 1941. She died Feb. 6, 1999.
Survivors include: a son, Bernard Good of Sandusky; two daughters,
Mrs. Richard (JoAnn Ostheimer) Flahiff of Gibsonburg and Mrs. Joseph (Barbara)
Fisher of Fremont; a brother, Daniel Good of Fremont; 14 grandchildren
and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Urban, Richard and Walter
Good; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Fox and Rosemary Good.
He graduated from Fremont St. Joseph High School. He was in the Army
and served during World War II; and worked at Ford Motor in Sandusky.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church
in Clyde with the Rev. Mark Herzog officiating. Interment will be in St.
Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Military graveside services will be provided
by the Clyde American Legion and the Clyde VFW.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home,
Anthony B. 'Buddy' Woodward
Tiffin resident's son
Anthony B. "Buddy" Woodward, 20, of 205 Walnut St., Arcadia, died Tuesday,
Sept. 28, 1999, at home.
He was born March 17, 1979, to Doyle Bradley Woodward of Arcadia and
Carol (Boehler) Woodward of Tiffin, who survive.
Also surviving are: a brother, Dustin Woodward of Tiffin; a half brother,
David Emahiser of Kentucky; maternal grandparent, Pauline Boehler of Tiffin;
paternal grandparents, Doyt Woodward of Donna, Texas, step-grandmother
Agnes (Smith) Woodward and Alice Traves of Atalanto, Calif.
His maternal grandparent, Edward J. Boehler, is deceased.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Coldren-Crates Funeral
Home in Findlay.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Anthony "Buddy" Woodward Memorial, c/o Coldren-Crates
Funeral Home, Findlay.
Delores A. Heminger Bland
Delores A. Heminger Bland, 82, of West Stone Street, Gibsonburg, died
Monday, Nov.15, 1999, at her home.
She was born July 26, 1917, in Gibsonburg, to William and Minnie (Hoessman)
Pugh. On Dec. 20, 1934, in Tiffin, she married Walter Heminger. he died
Aug. 20, 1961.
Survivors include: her children, Mrs. John (Norma) Diebley of Helena,
Allen "Sonny" Heminger of Oregon, Donald Heminger, also of Helena, Larry
Heminger of Florida, Mrs. Tom (Sandy "Sissy") Lease and Danny Heminger
of Gibsonburg and Mrs. John (Marilyn) Moore of Perrysburg; 23 grandchildren,
44 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Wanda Heminger; a sister,
Clara Fry and a brother, Harley Pugh.
Mrs. Bland, who had lived in the Gibsonburg community her entire life,
was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Gibsonburg.
Services in The Nopper-Veh Funeral Home, Gibsonburg, will be at 11
a.m. Friday. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Department or the
Stephen S. Compton
N&W Railroad retiree
Stephen S. Compton, 86, of 135 1/2 Decker St., Bellevue, died in the
Bellevue Hospital, Monday, Nov. 15, 1999.
He was born in Bellevue Aug. 1, 1913, to Colin and Mary Louise (Clark)
Compton. His wife, Anna (Drohen) Compton, whom he married Feb. 8, 1936,
died Nov. 21, 1998.
Surviving are: three sons, Michael Compton of Punta Gorda, Fla., Thomas
Compton of Port Clinton and Joe LoCascio of Brandon, Pa.; 14 grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Napka of Bellevue.
A daughter, Kay Dempsey; an infant sister, Martha Compton; and two
brothers, Richard and Arthur Compton, also are deceased.
Mr. Compton, a lifelong resident of Bellevue, retired in 1976 from
the N & W Railroad.
A 1932 graduate of Bellevue High School, he was a member of St. Paul
United Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge 273, of which he was past master;
past high priest of Chapter 113 and was currently chaplain of Bellevue
Masonic Lodge 273, all of Bellevue.
The Rev. Sandra Hutchinson will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Friday
service in St. Paul United Church of Christ. Interment will be in Strongs
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Auxter-Groff Funeral Home,
Bellevue, where Masonic services will be at 7.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners.
Doris I. Melkonian
Retired real estate broker
Graveside services for Doris I. Melkonian, 87, who died at 6:30 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, in the Ruffing Family Care Center, 2320 W. CR 6,
where she resided., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rock Creek Cemetery,
Seneca County. The Rev. Arthur M. Geyh will officiate. Memorials may be
made to the Ruffing Family Care Center, 2320 W. CR 6, Tiffin, Oh. 44883.
The Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, is in charge of arrangements.
Former Green Springs resident
Word has been received of the death of Roger Farver, 89, of Mesa, Ariz.,
who died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999.
His parents, Julia and John Farver, are deceased.
Surviving are: his wife of 61 years, Thelma Farver; two sons in the
Akron area and two daughters in Mesa.
Mr. Farver, who attended school in Green Springs, was employed at Goodyear
in Akron, where he lived before moving to Arizona three years ago. He was
a U.S. Army veteran.
The body has been cremated and burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery,
near Green Springs.
Dorothy Jane Tiell
Former school librarian
Dorothy Jane Tiell, 72, of 10 Pinewood Drive, died at 4:32 p.m. Friday,
June 9, 2000, in St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
Mrs. Tiell was born March 25, 1928, in Tiffin to William and Margaret
(Dell) Taylor. She married Howard A. Tiell on July 2, 1949, in St. Mary
In addition to her husband, other survivors include: two sons, Andrew
of Toledo and Gregory of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Elizabeth)
Koleno of Milan, and Julia Tiell of Ajo, Ariz.; five grandchildren; a brother,
James Taylor of Tiffin; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Mary Jean) Boucher of
Fremont, and Mrs. Duane (Rose) Peters of Portland, Ore.
Two brothers, John and Charles Taylor, preceded her in death.
She graduated from Calvert High School in 1946; was a homemaker; a
former librarian at St. Mary's School; member of St. Mary Catholic Church,
Rosary Altar Society, St. Mary's Pinochle Club, Seneca Hills Tuesday Morning
Golf League, and Knights of Columbus Bowling League.
The Rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic
Church followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Murd
officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled for 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Hannay-Traunero
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's School Library, Calvert High School
Tuition Assistance Fund, or to St. Mary's School Tuition Assistance Fund.
Leona A. Boyd
Leona A. Boyd, 84, of Walnut Street, Fostoria, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 16, 2000, at her residence. She was born June 8, 1916, in Tiffin to
John and Bertha (Warnement) Welter. On June 3, 1948, she married Hugh "Buck"
Boyd at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin. He died July 25, 1996.
Surviving are a son, Chuck Boyd of Quincy, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs.
Sue Reiter, Mrs. Nancy Whipple, Mrs. Martha Mireles and Mrs. Peggy Ward,
all of Fostoria; a brother, Carl "Jake" Welter of Tiffin; a sister, Sister
Margaret Welter, OSU, Toledo; and nine grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were six brothers, Pius, Leon, Reginald, Albert,
Raymond and John "Jack" Welter; and a sister, Mary Homan.
Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker and worked at the SS Kresge Store in Tiffin.
Her memberships included: St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary-Altar
Society, Fostoria; Honorary member of the Circle of Mercy; Daughters of
Isabella and its card flight; Fostoria Woman's Club; Fostoria Lineage Society;
Child Conservation League and Fostoria Historical Society. She was a 1934
graduate of Calvert High School; she was an avid card player and genealogist.
The Rev. Daniel Ring will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Burial
will be at Kansas Cemetery, Kansas.
Visitation hours are 2-5 and 7-9 tonight at the Hoening Funeral Home,
Fostoria. A Christian wake service will be at 8:30 tonight at the funeral
home, and a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church.
Memorials may be made to Ursuline Sisters Care Center, Toledo and/or
Fostoria Home Health Care.
Eugene P. Bauman
Eugene P. Bauman, 72, of CR 24, Attica, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000,
at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. He was born June 29, 1928, to Fred
and Viola (Miller) Bauman. On April 11, 1950, he married Winifred Meyer.
Other survivors include: a son, Keith Bauman of Attica; two daughters,
Shirley Anderson of Plymouth, Minn., and Mrs. Sharon Claus of Bellevue;
a brother, Robert Bauman of Kettering; and four grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Mary Alice Bauman in 1936.
Mr. Bauman was a 1947 graduate of Willard High School. A farmer, he
retired from Center Manufacturing in 1991 after 40 years. He was a member
of Reed Assumption Church; American Cancer Society; was lector and usher
for Sorrowful Mother Shrine; Knights of Columbus, Attica, serving as Grand
Knight 1982-1984 and 1995-1997; Knight of the Year 1983 and 1990; Family
of the Year 1993; District Warden 1991-1993; was chairman of UAW for eight
years; Farm Bureau; Eagles 490 4 County Young at Heart and officer for
UAW for 15 years. Mr. Bauman was a wood worker in cabinetry.
The Rev. John Nagle will officiate the 11 a.m. Saturday service at
the Reed Assumption Church. Burial will be at Reed Assumption Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Auxter-Groff Funeral
Home with Rosary and Knights of Columbus Services at 8:30.
Memorials may be made to Knights of Columbus and/or Sorrowful Mother
Tom T. Lather
Former Tiffin resident
Tom T. Lather, 87, of Zolfo Springs, Fl., and formerly of Tiffin, Findlay
and Pandora, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Florida Hospital in Sebring,
Fla. He was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Findlay to Harry C. and Flora (Beall)
Lather. On Oct. 14, 1936 he married Mabel C. Florea. She survives.
Survivors also include: three sons, Phillip L. Lather of Columbus Grove,
Frank C. Lather of Cape Coral, Fla., and Dale A. Lather of Zolfo Springs,
Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Junk of rural Pandora and Mrs. Donna Weese
of rural Findlay; two brothers, Glen (Bud) Lather of Tiffin and Lee R.
Lather of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were four brothers, Harry C., John "Dell", Anthony
"Tony" and Floyd Lather; and two sisters, Amanda Keller and Myrtle Barnhart.
Mr. Lather was a retired cable splicing contractor who had also worked
for the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in Tiffin for 13 years. He attended the
Peace Valley Lutheran Church, Wanchula, Fla., and was a Mason for 52 years.
Memorials may be made to Peace Valley Lutheran Church, Stenston Road.,
Edna M. Richendollar
Former Fostoria resident
Edna M. Richendollar, 87, of Van Buren, formerly of Fostoria, died
at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Findlay.
She was born March 25, 1913, to Willey Porter and Mary Ethel (Clark) Truitt.
On July 22, 1940, she married Orylen A. Richendollar. He died Aug. 6, 1997.
Surviving are a son, Donald A. Richendollar of St. Petersburg, Fla.;
two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Fox of Van Buren and Mrs. Donna Dunnett of
Spring Hill, Fla.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were a brother, Dennis Truitt, and a sister,
Mrs. Richendollar was an assembler for Crowell Colliers Publishers
Plant in Springfield, Ohio; she also worked for Ford Motor Co./Allied Signal
(now Honeywell) in Fostoria, retiring in 1955. She was a member of the
United Brethren Church of Jerry City.
The Rev. Ben Lowell will officiate the 10 a.m. Saturday service at
the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at the Troy Township
Visitation hours are one hour prior to the services.
Memorials may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospitals.
Darin Nimocks, 33, of 17 West St., Bloomville, died at 1:18 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 17, 2000, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1966, to Betty J. (Zeigler)
Nimocks, who survives in Bloomville, and the late Edgar F. Nimocks. On
March 14, 1998, he married Shawna Bolyard in Oak Harbor. She survives in
Also surviving are a son, Josh Nimocks, at home; four daughters, Kara,
Amanda, Ashley and Mickey Sue, all of home; a sister, Mrs. Mickey Berrier
of Bloomville; and four brothers, Richard Nimocks of Tiffin, George R.
Nimocks of McCutchenville, Edgar F. Nimocks of Tiffin, and Jeffrey J. Nimocks
of Bloomville. Mr. Nimocks was a self-employed automotive mechanic and
member of the Eagles Aerie 402 in Tiffin.
The Rev. William Watson Combs will officiate the 10:30 a.m., Saturday
service at the Hoffman-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmont
Visitation hours will be one hour prior to the funeral.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Seneca County.
Kathy Marie Hess
Mohawk Jr. High student
Kathy Marie Hess, 13, of 4084 S. SR 231, Tiffin, died at 2:28 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at St. Vincent-Mercy Hospital, Toledo. She was
born Jan. 31, 1987, in Tiffin to Bradley J. and Rose M. (Fox) Hess, who
Other survivors include: two brothers, Brian and Andy Hess, both at
home; paternal grandmother, Gertrude Hess of Tiffin. maternal grandmother,
Susan Fox of Carey; and several aunts and uncles.
Preceding her in death were: maternal grandfather, Joseph Fox; and
paternal grandfather, Dewayne Hess.
Kathy was to be in the eighth grader at Mohawk Junior High School this
year. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. She enjoyed
playing volleyball, basketball, track, and softball. She was on the Student
Council and a member of the Honor Society.
The Rev. James Say will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Saturday service at
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic
Visitation hours are 5-9 tonight at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home,
Tiffin. The rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the funeral Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mohawk Athletic Boosters; St.
Joseph Catholic Church; and/or The National Federation for the Blind.