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Thomas Francis Whalen
Tiffin native
Thomas Francis Whalen, 83, of Bend, Ore., where he had resided for 10 years, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, in St. Charles Medical Center, Bend.
He was born in Tiffin, Aug. 2, 1915. His wife, Marjorie P. (Jansen) Whalen, whom he married March 11, 1938, in Erie, Pa., survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Pat Johnson of Bend and Pamela Ribuca of Honolulu, Hawaii; two sons, David Whalen of Bend and Sean Whalen of Redondo Beach, Calif.; a sister, Helen Rose Wahlan of Covina, Calif.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Whalen, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, was employed as general manager for 20 years with Von's Grocery Company, where he had worked for 38 years.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Eagles 2089 and the Knights of Columbus, all of Bend. He moved from California to Sun River for nine years and then to Bend.
Memorial services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Bend. A reception will follow the services at Eagles Lodge 2089.
The body has been cremated. Private inurnment will be in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Ore. 

Lenville 'Pete' Halcomb
Retired Pettibone welder
Lenville ''Pete'' Halcomb, 71, 2373 S. SR 53, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, where he had been a patient since Nov. 6.
He was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Whitesburg, Ky., to James and Lennie (Cook) Halcomb. His wife of 51 years, Emma (Landrum) Halcomb, survives.
Survivors also include: two sons, Charles Halcomb of Fort Myers, Fla. and Randy Halcomb of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. James (Joyce) Feasel, also of Tiffin; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, James E. ''Jay'' Halcomb of Tiffin; and four sisters, Ollie Pentz, Emaline Ison and Faye Mohr, all of Fort Myers, Fla., and Norma Jean Cornett of Tiffin.
Mr. Halcomb, an avid stock car racing fan, retired as a welder from Pettibone.
A 48 year resident of Tiffin, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Pastor Gary Halstead will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Delbert B. Norman
Whirlpool Corp. retiree 
Delbert B. Norman, 73, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at his residence on Race Street, Clyde.
Born Aug. 12, 1925, in Columbia, Tenn., to Collie and Susie (Barnett) Norman, he married Christine Jones, Dec. 22, 1945. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Collie Norman of Denver, Colo. and Delbert Norman Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Ricci of Sandusky and Mrs. Mark (Sandra) Roth of Clyde; 12 grandchildren and a step-grandchild; and five brothers and sisters, Grady and Syble Norman, both of Clyde, Mrs. Floyd (Pearl) Faulkner of Fremont, Mrs. Jerry (Sue) Mills of Michigan and Mrs. Robert (Louella) Sandlin of Alabama.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and William Norman.
Mr. Norman, who had resided in Clyde since 1955, retired in 1989 as a porcleinsprayer from Whirlpool Corp., Clyde, after 34 years of employment.
He received his educaiton in Tennessee and was a member of the Fremont Baptist Temple.
Services in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Hershel Case officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Fremont Baptist Temple.

Bonnie J. Horner
Gray Printing Co. retiree
Bonnie J. Horner, 66, of West Lytle Street, Fostoria, died at 3:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, in the Northcrest Nursing Home, Napoleon.
She was born in Bowling Green, June 17, 1932, to the late Chester and Inez (Wickerd) Atha. On Sept. 2, 1951, in Fostoria, she married Delbert L. Horner. He died Jan. 17, 1990.
Surviving are a son, Jack Horner of Napoleon; two brothers, David Atha of Huron and Alvin Atha of Fostoria; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Ralph Atha, also is deceased. 
Mrs. Horner, a 1950 Fostoria High School graduate, retired in 1985 from the Gray Printing Co, Fostoria, after more than 30 years of service.
She attended Fostoria Baptist Church and was a member of its Mary-Martha Ladies Missionaryl Fellowship, the Fostoria VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a former member of the Eagles, Moose and American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. 
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Fostoria Baptist Church.

Ferdinand T. Parrish
Tiffin resident's father
Ferdinand T. Parrish, 92, a resident of Garvey Manor, formerly of Loretto, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at the manor.
He was born Aug. 17, 1906, in Loretto, to Edward T. and Emma (Cooper) Parrish. His wife, Ella Marie (Kline) Parrish, preceded him in death May 13, 1991.
Survivors include: children, Lyle of Babylon, N.Y., Lloyd of Loretto, Mrs. Robert (Norma) Reynolds of Chesapeake, Va., Edward of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Leonard (Bernadette) Illig of Tiffin, Mrs. Vincent (Marlene) Stubler of Reading, Pa., Charles of Pottstown, Pa. and Loretta of Loretto; 24 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis of Edensburg, Pa.
Also preceding him in death were a sister, Helen O'Donnell; and two brothers, Harry and the Rev. Eugene. His last surviving brother died Nov. 13, 1998.
Mr. Parrish worked as a caretaker for the Carmelite Monastery, Loretto for 41 years; delivered coal for 32 years; was an auctioneer for 20 years; owned a used furniture business in Loretto for 45 years and a laundromat for 15 years.
His ancestors came to the Loretto area in 1760.
He was a member of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, where a funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, with the Rev. Monsignor Thomas Maher as celebrant. Five priests also concelebrated the Mass. Interment was in St. Michael Cemetery. 
The Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, Pa., were in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Monastery in Mr. Parrish's memory.

Zachary Rayond Gibson
9-day-old infant son
Word has been received of the death of Zachary Raymond Gibson, 9-day-old son of Lynda (Booze) and Kandall Lee Gibson, who died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, in a York, Pa., hospital.
He was born Nov. 3, 1998, in Memorial Hospital, York.
Survivors include his parents; two siblings, a sister, Patrina Ann Ross of Pennsylvania and a brother, Kyle Anthony Kramer of Tiffin; his grandparents, Virginia Evans of Pennsylvania, Harold Randall Gibson of Tiffin, Clyde E. Booze; and a step-grandmother, Mona Gibson.
His grandmother, Ann Patrina Booze, is also deceased.
The Eberly Funeral Home, Dallas Town, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.

Thyrza Eaton Funk
Teacher/poet/writer
Memorial graveside services for Thyrza Eaton Funk, who died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, were Saturday, Nov. 14, in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Bascom, with the Rev. Gail Angel of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Funk was born Aug. 14, 1898, in Circleville, to Charles and Delilah (Anderson) Eaton. On June 18, 1931, in Bascom, she married Wenner Ahl Funk.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Judith Kay) Davis of Dover, Mass. and two grandsons.
Her husband, a brother and six sisters are also deceased.

Marjory S. Hughes
Green Springs native
Marjory S. Hughes, 88, of Traverse City, Mich., formerly of Saginaw, Mich., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, in Grand Traverse Pavilions, Traverse City.
She was born March 10, 1910, in Green Springs, the daughter of Frank and Cecile (Meyers) Sonner. In 1932, in Ohio, she married Arthur C. Hughes. He died in 1981.
Survivors include: a daughter, Marcia J. Hughes of Traverse City; and two granddaughters.
Mrs. Hughes moved to Traverse City in 1996 from Saginaw and retired from the Michigan Department of Social Services as a supervisor in the department of vocational rehabilitation. She was honored for her service to that department as the recipient of the Elkins Award from the vocational rehabilitation division. 
She also was named Supervisor of the Year for the State of Michigan.
Mrs. Hughes was a member of Zonta, the Friends of the Center, AAUW and St. John's Episcopal Church, all of Saginaw.
An active supporter of political organizations, humane societies and Habitat for Humanity, she was involved with the City of Saginaw Rescue Mission.
She also enjoyed reading, sewing and her cats.
Memorial services will be at a later date in Saginaw. Burial will be in Green Springs.
Memorials may be made to your local Humane Society or Habitat for Humanity.
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City, is in charge of arrangements. 

James Frederick Hendricks
Engineers department retiree
James Frederick Hendricks, 66, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at his residence at 21692 TR 175, Mt. Blanchard.
He was born in Vanlue Oct. 5, 1932, to the late Fred and Carolyn B. (Hunter) Hendricks. On June 13, 1959, in Carey, he married Elizabeth A.''Libby'' Gardner and she survives. 
Other survivors include: two sons, Douglas R. and Brian J. Hendricks, both of Vanlue; a sister, Mrs. Marcella Nye and a brother, Bob G. Hendricks, both of Vanlue.
Mr. Hendricks, a 1952 Vanlue High School graduate. He retired in 1982 from the Hancock County Engineers Department, Findlay, after 28 years of employment. Prior to that he had worked at M.J. Herman Farms, Vanlue.
A minor league baseball coach in Vanlue for two years, he was a member of Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, Carey.
Services in the Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, SR 568, west of Carey, will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Buck Traylor officiating. Private graveside services will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
There will be visitaton. The Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health.

Michael A. 'Bookie' Bookmyer
Whirlpool Corp. employee
Michael A. ''Bookie'' Bookmyer, 46, of George Street, Clyde, died at his residence Monday, Nov. 16, 1998. 
He was born June 26, 1952, in Bellevue, to George and Gladys (Davis) Bookmyer. They survive in Clyde. His wife, Cynthia (Young) Bookmyer, whom he married March 6, 1981, survives. 
Survivors also include: two daughters, Mrs. Scott (Brandy) Smith of Green Springs and Wendy Bookmyer of Clyde; a son, Michael Phillip Bookmyer of Clyde; a grandson and granddaughter; and two sisters, Mrs. Gary (Marsha) Thompson and Mrs. Dennie (Cindy) Perkins, both of Clyde.
The first Big Brother in Sandusky County, Mr. Bookmyer was employed in the paint department at Whirlpool Corp.
A 1972 graduate of Clyde High School, he was a member of Clyde Eagles and a former coach in the Clyde flag football program. He also coached Little League in Clyde.
Services in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, with Spiritual Coordinator for Hospice Robin Foushee officiating. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where Eagles services will be at 6:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Sandusky County Hospice.

Harold L. Groves
Former Alco Health Service employee 
Harold L. Groves, 54, 98 N. TR 15, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 17, 1998, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born June 4, 1944, in Bucyrus to Romey and Levear (Hall) Groves. His mother survives in Tiffin. On Dec. 11, 1966, in Bloomville, he married CarolynK. Dunn. She survives. 
Also surviving are two sons, Randy Groves of Republic and Todd Groves of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Jason (Jill) Young and Deborah Groves, both of Tiffin; five grandchildren; a brother, Romey Groves Jr. of Tiffin; a sister, Ida Smith of Bloomville; his step-mother, Margaret Groves of Portland, Tenn.; six step-brothers, Wayne, Gary, Randy, John, Anthony and Ricky Baird, all of Portland; and three step-sisters, Gayle Napier of Franklin, Ky. and Helen Civils and Linda Shrum, both of Portland.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Jerry.
A 1963 Bloomville High School graduate, Mr. Groves worked as a warehouseman at Alco Health Service, Tiffin, retiring in 1990, due to disability.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Republic-Bloomville home of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with the Rev. Diane Grohmann officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Clyde Thomas VanCamp
Retired A-T employee
Clyde Thomas VanCamp, 83, of Walker St., Tiffin, died at 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at the Autumnwood Care Center. He was born in Tiffin on March 26, 1915, to Clyde and Ella (Hollinger) VanCamp, both deceased. On March 11, 1936, he married Cora Dorothea Ragan in Tiffin, and she survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Thomas VanCamp of Tiffin; two daughters, Robin VanCamp of Tiffin, and Rebecca VanCamp of Kent; a brother, Warren VanCamp of Tiffin; a sister, Beverly Lemon of Tiffin; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Preceding him in death was a brother, John VanCamp.
Mr. VanCamp was a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High Scool, class of 1935. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He retired from the Advertiser-Tribune and his memberships are as follows: Washington Street United Methodist Church; Tiffin Lodge 77; Seneca Chapter 42; Clinton Council 47; DeMolay Commandery 9; Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo; Seneca County Scottish Rite Association; Zenobia Shrine, Toledo; Tiffin Shrine Club, Chapter 189; Order of Eastern Star; past master of the Blue Lodge, and past patron of Eastern Stars.
The Rev. Larry P. Smith will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service, Saturday at the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation hours are one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Washington Street United Methodist Church; Shrine Hospitals; or Commandary Eye Foundation.

John O. Grubel
Upper Sandusky resident
John O. Grubel, 86, of SR 53 N, Upper Sandusky, died at 6:40 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at the Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1912, to George C. and Bertha (Haines) Grubel. On April 9, 1940, he married Anna D. Lawhead in Carey, and she survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Douglas E. Grubel of Sycamore, Keith O. Grubel of Rossville, IN, and Dennis L. Grubel of Clovis, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Beth) McVicker of Temperance, MI; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Nelson, who died in infancy; a brother, Delmar; and a sister, Jestine Hufford.
Mr. Grubel was a 1931 graduate of McCutchenville High school and a life-long grain and dairy farmer, retiring in 1976. A member of the McCutchenville Trinity United Church of Christ, where he was baptized and was a member of the Kum-Join-Us Sunday School Class; Wyandot Masonic Lodge 314, McCutchenville, where he was past master William Myers Order of Eastern Star 196, where he was past Worthy Patron; he was also a member of Masonic Chapter, Carey and Upper Sandusky Council 398.
The Rev. Roy Howell will officiate the 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, funeral service at the Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky. Burial will be at the Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation hours are from 2-5 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday. 
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ, McCutchenville; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Robert E. Corfman
Brother of Tiffin resident
Robert E. Corfman, 62, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Holstein and Cleveland Wisconsin, died Monday evening, Nov. 16, 1998, at his residence. he was born July 12, 1936, to Foster F. and Eleanor E. (Crawford) Corfman, both deceased. On Dec. 27, 1957, he married, and later divorced, Ruth (Koehler) Kieffer, and she survives. 
Other survivors include: two sons, Jerry A. (Pam) Corfman of Fond Du Lac, WI, and Richard L. (Martha) Corfman of Dubuque, IA; a daughter, Mrs. David (Carol) Lemke of Madison, WI; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Gillen of Tiffin; and four grandchildren, Preston, Christopher, John, and Sarah; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Corfman attended Bucyrus High School and graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin. He was a retired accountant and was affiliated with the United Church of Christ. He was a former member of Kiwanis International in New Holstein, WI.
The Rev. Edgar W. Shelly will officiate the 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, service at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in rural Sycamore.
Visitation hours will be from noon to 2 p.m., two hours prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Robert E. Corfman Memorial Fund, c/o the funeral home at 201 W. saffel Ave., Sycamore, OH 44882-0356.

Robert L. 'Randy' Wagner
Retired Allied Signal supervisor
Robert L. ''Randy'' Wagner, 72, of North Union Street, Fostoria, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.
He was born March 13, 1926, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to the late Walter and Jessie (South) Wagner. On Oct. 16, 1948, in Fostoria, he married Gloria O. Goodale. She survives. 
Other survivors include a son, Robin Wagner, and a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Jodi) Walters, both of Fostoria; two grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Wagner of Fostoria; and a sister, Dorothy Pressler of Port Clinton.
Preceding him in death were a brother, Charles Wagner, and a sister, Lela Knepper. 
Mr. Wagner was a 1944 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended the University of Toledo. He retired in 1978 as a supervisor of shipping and receiving from Allied Signal, after 30 years. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of Fostoria American Legion Post 73. 
The family will have a private funeral with the Rev. Russell Gumm officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. 
Vistiation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. 

Anna Mae Tiell
Retired Hopewell-Loudon employee 
Anna Mae Tiell, 78, of 650 S. CR 7, Tiffin, died at 2:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in her home. 
She was born to Harvey and Gertrude (Parsh) Rose July 16, 1920, in Akron. On Jan. 8, 1955, she married Anthony W. Tiell Jr. in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. He survives. 
Also surviving are: two sons, Anthony J. and Andre Tiell, both of Tiffin; two daughters, Anita and Angela Tiell, both of Tiffin; and a brother, Walter Rose of Franklin, Wis.
A brother, Harry Rose, is deceased. 
Mrs. Tiell was a graduate of Vanlue High School and had been employed at Domestic Laundry, Golden Acre Turkeys and had retired from Hopewell-Loudon School. A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, she belonged to its Altar Society. 
The Rev. David Bruning will preside at a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patricks, where a rosary will be recited at 10:45.
There is no visitation. Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care or the donor's choice. 

Margery T. Vaughn
Upper Sandusky resident
Margery T. Vaughn, 70, of 338 W. Walker St., Upper Sandusky, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.
She was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Crane Township, Wyandot County, to Albert F. and Rosella (Seifert) Thiell. 
She is survived by: her mother; her husband; two sons, Thomas W. and Dennis A. Vaughn, both of Upper Sandusky; three daughters, Mrs. William C. (Jeanne) Coppler and Mrs. Kip (Karen) Binau, both of Carey, and Mrs. Don ''Chip'' (Nancy) Hill of Upper Sandusky; 16 grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard A. and Paul F. Thiell, both of Upper Sandusky. 
Mrs. Vaughn was a life member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and a member of Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Having attended St. Peter's School, she graduatedin 1946 from Upper Sandusky High School where whe was on the first homecoming court in the fall of 1945. Her current employment was for St. Vincent Thrift Shop and St. Peter's Newsletter. She especially enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, reading, crocheting, and cooking. 
The Rev. James Holmer will officiate at the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church in Upper Sandusky with burial in the parish cemetery. 
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Monday at Bringman-Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A scripture service will take place at 8:45 p.m. Monday, followed by a Catholic Ladies of Columbia memorial service. 
Memorials may be made to St. Peter's School, Hospice of Wyandot County or the donor's choice.

Marguerite 'Maggy' Krouse
Former Bettsville homemaker
Marguerite ''Maggy'' Krouse, 96, formerly of 300 Sullivan St., Bettsville, died at 4:57 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Autumnwood Care Center, where she had resided since Dec. 14, 1988.
She was born in Jackson Township, Seneca County, Dec. 31, 1901, to Glen and Della (Klotz) Steward. On Aug. 15, 1925, in Tiffin, she married Galen Krouse. He preceded her in death March 6, 1976.
Survivors include: a son, Eugene L. Krouse of Franklin, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Pauline) Harkey of Clyde and Mrs. Wilbur (Helen) Windau of Fremont; 11 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and numerous step-great and step-great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two grandchildren; three brothers, Willard, Reo and Ralph Steward; and a sister, Edna Snyder.
A homemaker, Mrs. Krouse was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria.
She had lived most of her life in the Bettsville area.
Services in the Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville will be 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Robert Chew officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
Visitation at the funeral home will be one hour before the service on Monday.
Memorials may be made to the church.


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