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Marjorie R. Lamb
Former nurse/homemaker
Marjorie R. Lamb, 94, formerly of 21 Hillside Drive, Tiffin, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, where she resided.
She was born in Sycamore, Jan. 23, 1904, to Alfred Glen and Leah (Walton) Jamison. On July 27, 1926, in Toledo, she married Charles Perry Lamb Sr. He died Jan. 14, 1979.
Surviving are a son, Charles P. Lamb Jr. of Westport, Conn.; three grandchildren, Mark C. Lamb of Norwalk, Conn., John Lamb of Fairfield, Conn. and Todd Lamb of New York City. N.Y.; a great-grandchild; and two nieces.
A brother, Walton Jamison, also is deceased.
Mrs. Lamb, a homemaker, also was a nurse and had worked for 21 years at the former General Electric in Tiffin. 
A 1922 graduate of Columbian High School and a 1925 graduate of Flower Hospital, Toledo, she was a member of the G-Wots and Grandmother's Club (both affiliated with the General Electric).
Services in the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, will be 11 a.m Saturday, with the Rev. Van Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, in care of the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, 201 W. Saffel Ave., Sycamore, OH 44882-0356.

Frances Mary Vardyan
Homemaker/cafeteria employee
Frances Mary Vardyan, 90, formerly of Cleveland and Croghan Street, Fremont, died in St. Francis Nursing Home, Green Springs, Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
She was born in Cleveland, March 10, 1908, to John and Mary (Stuhl) Kolk. Her husband, Joseph Vardyan, whom she married July 18, 1942, died April 8, 1957.
Survivors include: a son, John Vardyan of Fremont; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; two sisters, Blanche Kolk of North Olmstead and Sister Jean Antoinette of Cleveland; and a brother, Joseph Kolk of Harrisburg, Pa.
Two brothers, Clem and Anthony Kolk; and a sister, Mary Colagross, are also deceased.
A homemaker, Mrs. Vardyan also had worked in the cafeteria at NASA. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont and the Third Order of St. Francis.
Services in St. Francis Chapel, Green Springs will be 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Don Mueller officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at St. Francis Chapel.
The Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, is in charge of arrangements.
Mewmorials may be made to Pastoral Care at St. Francis Nursing Home, 410 Broadway, Green Springs 43436.

Ann Michele Callaway
IGA employee
Ann Michele Callaway, 45, of 14336 CR 193, Vanlue, died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
She was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Kenton, to Michael L. and Audrey C. (Frater) Billock. Her mother survives in Wharton. Her husband, Perry H. Callaway, whom she married May 27, 1972, in Beech Grove Wesleyan Church, Wharton, survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Perry Roel, Luke Anthony and Marcus Jay Callaway, all at home; a grandson; six sisters, Mary Ellen Beidelschies of Nevada, Marilyn Bloomfield and Amy Barth, both of Upper Sandusky, Marjorie Eddington of Wharton, Melanie Billock of Forest and Angel Thompson of Findlay; and sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law. 
Her father is deceased.
Mrs. Callaway, a 1972 Riverdale High School graduate, worked at Grubb's IGA in Mt. Blanchard.
She was a member of Beech Grove Wesleyan Church, Wharton.
The Rev. Floyd Thomas will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey. Burial will be in Wharton-Richland Union Cemetery, Wharton.
Visitation is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Ann Michele Callaway Fund, in care of the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.

Lenora E. Garvin
Former Republic resident
Lenora E. Garvin, 95, of 105 E. Main St., East Palestine, Ohio, died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, in the Briafield Health Care Center, New Palestine.
She was born in Toledo, June 7, 1903, the daughter of Charles and Catherine L. (Roth) Biglin. On July 29, 1921, she married Wendell Garvin, and he preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1988.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Gernert, with whom she resided; a brother, Donald N. Garvin of Clyde; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A grandson also preceded her in death.
A former resident of Republic, Mrs. Garvin had resided in Palmetto, Fla. for 26 years, prior to moving to East Palestine in 1988. She had been employed in the cafeteria of the Scipio-Republic School District for five years, retiring in 1963.
There will be no local services. Burial will take place in Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin. The Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred R. 'Fritz' Heck
Tiffin native
Fred R. ''Fritz'' Heck, 57, of Delmar Lane, Fremont, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, on US Rt. 6 in Margaretta Township.
He was born in Tiffin, Nov. 20, 1941, to Clemence R. and Alta Marie (Mahoney) Heck. His father survives in Fremont. On April 3, 1970, in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Fremont, he married Irma Riquelme, and she also survives in Fremont.
Other survivors include: a son, Kevin R. Heck of Fremont; a sister, Linda L. Griffin of Florida; and a granddaughter.
His mother is deceased.
Mr. Heck, a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam 1967-68, was employed in the maintenance department at Heinz USA. He also worked for Great Lakes Sugar Co. for more than 20 years until its closing.
A graduate of Clyde High Schoo, he was a member of the Fremont Moose Lodge.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Casimir Catholic Church, Fremont, with the Rev. Robert Weithman officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, where military graveside services will be provided by Fremont VFW and American Legion.
Visitation at the Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home, Fremont, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Betty M. Sheller
Restaurant employee
Betty M. Sheller, 68, of West Jones Street, Fostoria, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
Born in Wood County, near Fostoria, Aug. 25, 1930, to the late Homer W. and Eva I. (Ball) Scott, she married DeLoss J. Sheller, Aug. 2, 1951, in Fayetteville, N.C. He preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1987.
Survivors include: a son, William R. Scott of Fostoria; four brothers, Jim, Frank and Pete Scott, all of Fostoria and Ray Scott of Florida; two grandchildren, a great-grandchild and three step-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, John, Gaylan and David Scott; and three sisters, Helen Augsburger, Rosella Ball and Agnes Haynes.
A member of the Church of God, Mrs. Sheller had been employed at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Fostoria for five years.
Graveside services in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, are 11 a.m. today, with the Rev. Paul E. Myers officiating. 
There will be no visitaiton. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Seneca County.

Mildred A. Walters
Tiffin native/factory worker
Memorial services for Mildred A. Walters, 88, of Curry Woods Circle, Orlando, Fla., who died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, will be 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 in the United Church of The Nazarene, Orlando. The Rev. Jon K. Gray and the Rev. Michael D. Adams will be the co-officiants. Inurnment will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin, at a later date.
Mrs. Walters was born in Tiffin and moved to Central Florida in 1994. She was a member of the United Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are a brother; a great-niece, Sandra Welling of Orlando; a great-nephew, Randall Krouse of Maryville, Tenn.; two great-great-nieces and three great-great-nephews. 
The Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Conway Chapel, 1413 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. 

Richard L. Swartz
S&S Variety retired owner
Richard L. Swartz, 71, 190 St. Francis Ave., died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in St. Francis Home.
He was born in Tiffin, Aug. 8, 1927, to Jesse and Edna (Karcher) Swartz. His wife, Patricia J. (Aubry) Swartz, whom he married Nov. 27, 1947, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, survives.
Other survivors include: six children, Richard Lee and Greg Swartz, both of Tiffin, Mrs. Joseph (Deborah DeRose of Huron, Stephen Swartz of Tiffin, Mrs. Gary (Pam) Smith of Westerville, and Scott Swartz, also of Tiffin; two brothers, Edward Swartz of Cygnet and Fred Swartz of Tiffin; a sister, Betty Swartz of Findlay; a half-sister, Shirley Thacher of Tiffin; 11 grandsons and three granddaughters.
Mr. Swartz, the retired owner of S & S Variety Beverage, was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
A past Calvert High School Booster president, he also was a member of Moose Lodge 846, Alcoholics Anonymous, where he was a 45 year member; and the Tiffin Lions Club, where he served as president 1980-81. He also received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 1993.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church will be 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Richard Dunn and the Rev. Frank Murd as co-celebrants. The Rosary will be recited at the church at 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a Wake service will be at 8:45 p.m. and Lions Club members will meet in body at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church, Tiffin Lions Club or St. Francis Standing Lift Fund.

Velma Ruth Schira
Homemaker/former telephone operator 
Velma Ruth Schira, 103, formerly of 135 S. Muncie St., Carey, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in the Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky, where she had resided for 10 years.
She was born in Carey, Oct. 28, 1895, to William Z. and Cora Ellen (Sterling) Campbell. On June 26, 1920, she married Joseph A. Schira. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1968.
Survivors include: two daughters, Cora Ellen Hosler of Avon and Mrs. Robert (Ann) Wolfe of Ontario, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Ogg of Findlay.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Thomas Schira; a great-grandson; three brothers, Vern, Clyde and James Campbell; and a sister, Mae Myers.
A homemaker and former telephone operator, Mrs. Schira was a 75-year member of Grace United Methodist Church, Carey, and its United Methodist Women.
She also was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 344 and the former Crawford Chapter of Eastern Star, Carey.
The Rev. James Sharrett will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Thursday services in the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

John H. Sibold
Farmer/rubber company retiree
John H. Sibold, 87, of East SR 6, Vickery, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Firelands Community Hospital, Sandusky.
He was born in Allen County, July 29, 1911, to Ed and Sabra (Fleming) Sibold. On April 17, 1929, in Monroe, Mich., he married Velva M. Williamson. She died Jan. 15, 1995.
Surviving are a daughter, Lila Bender of Fremont; two sons, John J. of Apoka, Fla. and Lyle Sibold of Vickery; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by two grandsons, a sister and a daughter-in-law.
Mr. Sibold, a life-long farmer, also worked at Fremont Rubber for 32 years until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Vickery Methodist Church and the Clyde Senior Citizens Group.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Nopper-Kalovetz Mortuary, Fremont, where visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in McGormley Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Clyde Senior Citizens Center.

Robert E. Baumgartner
Retired C&O freight agent
Robert E. Baumgartner, 77, of 4677 CH 35, Sycamore, died at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
He was born in Marion County Oct. 28, 1921, to Donald and Mary (Osborn) Baumgartner. On July 20, 1963, he married Annabell (Hufford) Dillon. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, James R. Baumgartner and Richard H. Dillon, both of rural Sycamore; a granddaughter, Ashley Ann Baumgartner; and two nephews.
A brother, Dale Baumgartner, is deceased. 
Mr. Baumgartner, a life member of American Legion Post 368, Prospect, retired as a freight agent from the C&O Railroad, where he had been employed for 43 years.
He also was a member of Sycamore United Methodist Church and the following Masonic bodies: Enterprise Lodge 579 Free and Accepted Masons, Sycamore; McCutchen Chapter 96 RAM, of which he was high priest in 1967; Upper Sandusky Council 98 Royal and Select Masons; Marion Commandery 36; William Myers Chapter 196, McCutchenville; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo; and past DeMolay Dad of Upper Sandusky. 
A 1939 graduate of Prospect High School, he also was a member of the Mohawk Historical Society. His hobbies included stamp collecting, books, fishing and golf. 
Mr. Baumgartner served during World War II in the U.S. Navy.
Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Van Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Pleasent Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore.
Masonic services will follow the memorial service at the funeral home Sunday.
Visitation will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Mohawk Community Library, Mohawk Historical Society or Enterprise Lodge 579 F&AM, Sycamore.

David Lynn Hehr
Water department employee
David Lynn Hehr, 57, of 203 1/2 E. Crawford St., Upper Sandusky, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 30, 1998, in Upper Sandusky.
He was born in Bucyrus May 5, 1941, to the late Robert J. and Grace E. (Troup) Hehr.
Surviving are a son, Fred Hehr of Marion; two daughters, Mrs. Eric (Stacey) Gottfried of Upper Sandusky and Mrs. Kyle (Ann) Davidson of Nevada; three grandchildren; four brothers, Charles E. and Richard F. Hehr, both of Upper Sandusky, Robert Hehr Jr. of Manchester, Mich., and James W. Hehr of Columbus; and five sisters, Dorothy Mouser and Jane Robey, both of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Walter (Rosalie) Lee of Fairfield Glades, Tenn, Rachel Schutt of Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Steve (Carol) Matteson of Kenton.
Mr. Hehr, a 1959 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, had been employed by the Upper Sandusky Water Department as a meter reader. He also worked part-timeat the Crawford Street Laundromat and Mr. T's News.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed watching sports.
The Rev. Jerry Elsholz will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Friday service in the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Wyandot County Mental Health Fund or Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.

Luther Boyd Jarrell
Retired administrative assistant
Luther Boyd Jarrell, 82, formerly of Upper Sandusky and Mt. Pleasant, Mich., died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, in the Lutheran Retirement Village, Columbus.
He was born in Wadesboro, N.C., Oct. 21, 1916, to Sam Lisk and Rosland (Smith) Jarrell. He was first married to Phylis Huff, and they were divorced. His second wife, Nelda R. (Callihan) Jones Jarrell, whom he married June 4, 1966, in Fairborn, died Oct. 12, 1998.
Survivors include: two sons, William A. of New Albany and Gregory L. of Westerville; a stepson, Jeffery Jones of Riverview, Mich.; a daughter, Katherine Diviak of Dayton; two stepdaughters, Joyce Joan Dull of Clare, Mich., and Linda Davies of Greenwell Springs, La.; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
A sister, Katherine Trautwein, is deceased. 
Mr. Jarrell retired in 1972 from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton as an administrative assistant to the commanding general, after 32 years of service.
A World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served three years in India, he was a member of Bexley United Methodist Church, Bexley, John Stewart United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky; Warpole Masonic Lodge 176, Upper Sandusky, and High Twelve Masonic Organization, Holms Beach, Fla., where he served as past president.
He was a former member and past president of Fairborn Lions Club.
Graveside memorial services in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Earse Mauler officiating.
There will be no visitation. The Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Gary D. Mahon
Former Willard resident
Gary D. Mahon, 41, of Norwalk, where he had resided for a year, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, 1998, at the home of a friend in North Fairfield.
He was born June 8, 1957, to the late Troy Mahon and Bobbie Jean (Pack) Jeffrey.
Survivors include: his stepfather, Donald Jeffrey of Mansfield; three sisters, Barbara Johnson and Loria Sorg, both of Norwalk, and Darlene Anderson of North Carolina; a brother, Troy Mahon of Findlay; and two nephews and a niece.
A sister, Carol Mahon, is deceased.
Mr. Mahon, a former employee of Midwest Industries in Willard, collected lighters. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby.
Memorials may be made to Donald Jeffrey, 1235 Harwood Ave., Mansfield, OH44906.
The Hinman-Tanner and Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred L. Wilson Sr.
Retired truck driver
Alfred L. Wilson Sr., 76, of 234 W. Center St., Fostoria, was dead on arrival at noon Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born in Marion March 3, 1922, to Joseph and Laura (Stickey) Wilson. His wife, Anna (Varganin) Wilson, is deceased.
Survivors include: four sons, Charles Wilson of Tiffin, Alfred Wilson Jr. of Bucyrus, Joseph Wilson of Old Fort and Timothy Wilson of Fostoria; three daughters, Joyce Wilson of Adrian, Mich., Mary Frances Wilson of New York and Laura Gillan of Warren; three grandchildren; and a sister.
Preceding him in death were a brother, Howard Wilson; and a sister.
A retired truck driver, Mr. Wilson was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Formerly of Bettsville, he had lived in Fostoria for several years.
There will be no services. Visitation for the family will be private. The Turner-Engle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Louise Zuern
Former Wright Patterson secretary 
Clara Louise Zuern, 88, 2320 W. Seneca CR 6, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center of Tiffin.
She was born Feb. 3, 1910, in Seneca County, to John C. and Lydia (Staib) Zuern.
Survivors include: two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Florence) Partridge of Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. Dewey (Elsie) Spoon of Findlay; a niece, Marjorie Clavey of Elgin; a nephew Norman Partridge of Florida; four grand nephews, a grand niece and a great-grand niece.
Two sisters, Gertrude Carmen and Martha Zuern, are deceased.
Miss Zuern, a 1927 Columbian High School graduate, attended Tiffin University. She was employed as a secretary at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and as an insurance agent and secretary in Columbus.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and its Friendship Circle, the Professional Secretaries International, Insurance Women of Columbus and Franklin Mint Collector's Society, where she was a charter member.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery, with the Rev. David Culp officiating.
There will be no visitation. The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice. 

Uldene D. (Stephenson) Carbin
Electric Autolite employee
Uldene D. (Stephenson) Carbin, 83, of 1000 Independence Rd. 17, Fostoria, died at 6:28 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at the Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1915, to Charles Stephenson and Della (Coppus) Stephenson-Flaherty, both of whom are deceased. On Oct. 22, 1938, she married Paul J. Carbin in Ft. Wayne, IN, and he survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Michael A. Carbin of Pickerington and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her step-father, Martin Flaherty.
Mrs. Carbin was a 1933 graduate of Fostoria High School. She retired as secretary for Electric Autolite now Allied Signal. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, the Forum Club, and a 25-year volunteer of the Hospital Guild. 
The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will officiate the 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, service at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Wesley U.M. Church, 900 Van Buren St., Fostoria, OH 44830; and Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, OH, 44830.

Helen Morris
Former Fostoria resident
Helen Morris, 64, of 564 Spruce St., Fostoria, died at 2:37 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Blanchard Regional Health Center, Findlay. She was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Fostoria to Rito H. and Guadalupe (Navarro) Torres, both deceased. She married Benjamin Morris; they later divorced and he survives in Indiana.
Other survivors include: a brother, Joseph Vargas of Fostoria; and four sisters, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Delgado, of Fostoria, Vera Torres of Fostoria, Mrs. John (Rita) Latvis of Fremont, and Mrs. Henry (Mary Jo) Gaetano of Woodale, IL.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Raymond and Jess Torres.
Ms. Morris was a class of 1952 graduate of St. Wendelin High School and a member of the St. Wendelin Catholic Church. She had worked as a Western-Union operator in Crawfordsville, IN, and an office clerk for Polk Brothers Furniture Company in Chicago, IL.
The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be in the St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home, and also at 10 a.m., Monday morning at the church.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Robert Alfred Geyer
B&O Railroad retiree
Robert Alfred Geyer, 79, of 2354 St. Rt. 4, Attica, and of Kiwanis Manor, Tiffin, died at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Providence Hospital, Sandusky. He had been ill for the last week. He was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Reed Twp., Siam, Ohio, to the late Lawrence and Olivia (Wickwire) Geyer. He was married in 1968 to Mary (Burlile) Geyer who preceded him in death in 1979.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Jess (Mary) Fleure of Attica; and two grandchildren, Michelle and Eric Fleure, both of Tiffin; and his Kwanis Manor special helper Olive Dilts.
Preceding him in death were: his wife; two sisters, Wava and Wanda Stockmaster, and very special friend Agnes Wise in August 1998. Agnes's family, which was very much like his own, survives him, including Ruth and Phil Thompson, Kelly Shock and Karlene Jones.
Mr. Geyer lived most of his life in the Attica area. He was a member of the 751 Tank Battalion. He served in World War II from 1941-1945, spending most of his service time in Northern Africa, Italy, France and England. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with a Silver Service Star; Good Conduct Medal, and the Defense Service Medal. He started work on the B&O Railroad in 1946 and retired in 1979. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Railroad Union; First Baptist Church; Kwanis Club in Tiffin; Golden Arches Club; and life member of the American legion Post 260 of Attica.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Attica with The Rev. Terry Alverson of the church officiating. Burial will be at the Attica-Venice Twp. Cemetery, Attica, with Military Rites provided by the American Legion Post of Attica.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Home, 1295 W. Tiffin St., Attica.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans through the funeral home.

Marjorie R. Lamb
Former G.E. employee
Marjorie R. Lamb, 94, of 21 Hillside Drive, Tiffin, died at 11 p.m., Nov. 29, 1998, at the Good Shephard Home, Fostoria. She was born Jan. 23, 1904, to Alfred G. and Leah (Walton) Jamison in Sycamore. On July 27, 1926, she married Charles Perry Lamb Sr. in Toledo, he died Jan. 14, 1979.
Surviving include: a son, Charles P. Lamb Jr. of Westport, CT; two nieces, Mrs. Ruth Linthicum of Tiffin, and Mrs. Jean Boyd of Port Charlotte, FL; three grandchildren, Mark C. Lamb of Norwalk, CT, John Lamb of Fairfield, CT, and Todd Lamb of New York City, NY; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Walton Jamison.
Mrs. Lamb was a 1922 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and a 1925 graduate of Flower Hospital, Toledo. She was a nurse, homemaker, and also worked 21 years at the General Electric Company in Tiffin. She was a member of the G-WOTS and Grandmothers Club, both affiliated with General Electric. And she was affiliated with the Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Van Fisher will officiate the 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, service at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation hours are from 7-9 p.m., tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shephard Home, Fostoria in care of the funeral home.

Alice Fruth
Former rural Carey resident
Alice Fruth, 85, formerly of rural Carey, most recently of Traditions at MillRun, Columbus, died at 7:20 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1913, to Grover and Nora (Patton) Arnett in Saylersville, KY. On Feb. 25, 1934, she married Oscar W. Fruth in Church of the Bretheren at Fostoria; he died Oct. 19, 1995.
Survivors include: a son, Oscar Fruth Jr. of Middletown, OH; six daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Martha) Kirkpatrick of Nairobi, Kenya, Mrs. Harry (Catherine) Taylor of Lexington, KY; Mrs. Howard (Barbara) Clayton of Gas City, IN, Dr. Beryl Fruth of Columbus, Mrs. Dan (Rebecca) Riemenschneider of Indianapolis, and Mrs. LaMar (Rachel) Carlson of Oakmont, PA; a brother, Ed Arnett of McComb; four sisters, Mrs. Justine Bucci of Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Betty Lou Faulkner of Cullman, AL, Ms. Marilyn Arnett of Findlay; Mrs. Etta Thomas of Bellvue; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jane; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; a brother, Thomas Arnett; and three sisters, Ruth Brown, Virginia Koepfer, and Eula Thomas.
Mrs. Fruth was a 1932 graduate of Vanlue High School. She was a homemaker and retired from farming in Big Spring Twp. in Seneca County, and remained an avid gardner. Her memberships included the Oak Grove Church of the Bretheren of Alvada, and the Gideon International Auxiliary.
The Rev. Daniel Riemenschneider will officiate the 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, service at the West Independence United Methodist Church in West Independence, OH. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Alvada.
Visitation hours are 6-9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home. And a one-hour visitation at the church prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Alice Fruth Memorial Fund: For African Widows and Orphan Children c/o Rebecca Riemenschneider, 1907 Maradona Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214.

Irene M. Broad
Clyde resident
Irene M. Broad, 85, of Duane St., Clyde, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at her residence. She was born March 1, 1913, in New London, Iowa, to James and Matie ''Minnie'' (Peppmeier) Westerbeck, both deceased. On June 7, 1934, she married James Broad; he died Dec. 18, 1994.
Surviving include: a son, Phillip Broad of Findlay; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Sylvia) Smith of Garden Grove, CA, Mrs. Michael (Karen) Brandon of Green Springs, Mrs. Dan (Janis) Highley of Battleground, WA, and Mrs. Richard (Mary Jo) Gill of Clyde; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Kauzlarich, Fern Flanigan, and Helen Wilkinson.
Mrs. Broad graduated from Streator High School in Streator, IL. She was a resident of Clyde since 1934, a member of the First Church of Christ, Fremont, active in the church's women's group called Shining Lights, and a member of Piece Makers Quilting Group. She enjoyed cooking, baking and quilting for family and friends.
The Rev. Brian Hollingsworth will officiate the 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, service at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Burial will be at McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.
Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sandusky County Hospice.

Mary Ann Niederkohr
Tiffin resident's sister
Mary Ann Niederkohr, 83, of 2024 Greendale Ave., Findlay, died at her residence at 3:40 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998. She was born June 21, 1915, to Frank J. and Matilda J. (Welter) Kirian, both deceased. On July 30, 1938, she married Paul C. Niederkohr in St. Nicholas Church in Frenchtown, OH; he died March 17, 1991.
Survivors include: a son, Jerry H. Niederkohr of Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Joyce Ann) Paniaqua of Findlay; a brother, Emil Kirian of Tiffin; and two grandsons, John and Joseph Paniaqua.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Niederkohr was a homemaker and member of the St. Michael Parish, Findlay, and the Rosary Altar Society of the Parish.
The Rev. Arthur Young will officiate the 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Mass of Christian Burial at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation hours are from 6-9 p.m., tonight at the Strombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey. A Rosary Service will be held at 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the St. Francis Home for the Aged, c/o the funeral home.


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