|Marjorie R. Lamb
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 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
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
Frances Mary Vardyan, 90, formerly of Cleveland and Croghan Street,
Fremont, died in St. Francis Nursing Home, Green Springs, Sunday, Nov.
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,
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,
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at St.
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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 sister, Carol Mahon, is deceased.
Mr. Mahon, a former employee of Midwest Industries in Willard, collected
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby.
Memorials may be made to Donald Jeffrey, 1235 Harwood Ave., Mansfield,
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)
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
Memorials may be made to the St. Francis Home for the Aged, c/o the