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David Earl Darby
Father of Tiffin resident
David Earl Darby, 71, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at his residence at 1079 Wilson Ave., Marion.
He was born in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 26, 1927, to Earl W. and Norine (Barb) Darby. On Feb. 26, 1949, in Bellevue, he married Josephine L. Mitchell. Shesurvives.
Other survivors include: a son, Stephen Darby of Tiffin; two daughters, Sandra Darby of Gahanna and Cynthia Darby of Columbus; two grandchildren; and several cousins and an uncle. 
Mr. Darby, a 1944 graduate of Lakewood High School, attended Foundry Practice Trade School 1951-53, took management development courses level I, II and III at Wittenberg College and was a management development sponsor for the National Council of Industrial Management Clubs.
A U.S. Navy veteran 1944-48, he was employed as superintendent of the Foundry Division of Galion Iron Works, the Tiffin Foundry and Rim Rock, Columbus.
In 1976 he moved to Marion and was instrumental in founding the Foundry Division of Semco Inc., which he served as foundry manager and vice president until his retirement in 1989, then served as its consultant.
He also was a member of the American Foundry Society.
Mr. Darby donated his body to the Ohio State University, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Columbus.
There will be no service or visitation. The Denzer Farison Hottinger Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of arrangements.

Abner C. May
Union Carbide retiree
Abner C. May, 79, of 8904 High St., McCutchenville, died at his residence at 2:43 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998.
He was born in Morgan County, Ky., March 21, 1919, to Reuben W. and Nannie (Dykes) May. His wife, Ruby Anita (Caudill) May, whom he married June 21, 1940, in Newport, Ky., survives. 
Survivors also include: two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) McDermott of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Donald (Peggy) Secoy of Upper Sandusky; four sons, Leonard May of Upper Sandusky, Darrell May of Bucyrus, Larry May of Sycamore and Carlos May of Upland, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Phipps of Hazel Green, Ky.
Preceding him in death were a son, Harold May; a grandson, Jesse; five sisters, Mary E., Dolan, Francis, Nola and Alta; and four brothers, Elza, Hager, Ernest and Elmer.
Mr. May retired in 1981 as a machinist from Union Carbide in Fostoria, after 31 years of employment.
He was a 46-year member of the Pieratt Masonic Lodge 725, Lee City, Ky., and served three years in the Civil Conservation Corps.
The Rev. Brent Layne will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the First Freewill Baptist Church, Carey. Interment will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic services will be at 8:45.
Memorials may be made to Wyandot County Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.

Everett H. Meade
Retired auto mechanic
Everett H. Meade, 58, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home at 8499 E. TR 178, Green Springs.
He was born June 18, 1940, in Pike County, Ky., to W. Lawrence and Nineveth (Adkins) Meade. His mother survives in rural Green Springs. He was divorced.
Also surviving are an 18-year-old son, Ryan Meade of Idaho; a stepson, Russell Edgerton, also of Idaho; four brothers, Jack R., Kenny W. and Gary L. Meade, all of the Green Springs area, and Charles H. Meade of New London; and five sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ellen) Cain of Live Oak, Fla., Mrs. Phil (Jo Ann) Stiltner and Mrs. Ron (Mag) Caster, both of rural Green Springs, Sylvia Meade of Findlay and Mrs. Roger (Evelyn) Estep of rural Republic.
His father and a stepson, Lawrence Edgerton, are deceased.
A retired auto mechanic, Mr. Meade served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.
He had resided in the Green Springs area since 1952.
Services in the Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs will be at noon Saturday, with the Rev. Charles H. Meade officiating. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-5 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until time of the service Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Mary E. Lynch
Former Tiffin resident
Mary E. Lynch, 52, of 574 S. Walnut St., Bucyrus, died at 8:32 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Dec. 13 in Tiffin.
Born Feb. 7, 1946, in Weston, W.Va., to Robert and Pauline (Nutter) Heater, she married Richard Lynch June 3, 1967. He survives. Her mother also survives in Tiffin.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Rhonda Lynch of Columbus and Mrs. Aaron (Kim) Blackburn of Bucyrus; a son, Ronald Lynch of Toledo; two grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Heater of Fostoria and Charles Heater of Ft. Collins, Colo.; a sister, Susan Lawrence of Tiffin; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Her father preceded her in death.
A 1965 graduate of Columbian High School, Mrs. Lynch worked at the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum for several years, cleaned homes for many area families and helped care for her grandchildren.
She also graduated from the Georgianne Beauty Academy in Tiffin (now the Tiffin Academy of Hair Design) and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Bucyrus.
Mrs. Lynch moved from the Tiffin area in 1972.
The Rev. Dr. Ray LaSalle will officiate at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, near Bettsville.
Visitation will be after noon Wednesday at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Bucyrus, where the family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church, in care of the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut, Bucyrus, OH. 

Dale A. Eberly
Allied Building Products salesman
Dale A. Eberly, 48, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at his residence at 158 Hudson St.
He was born in Port Clinton Oct. 28, 1950, to Alan and Lorna (McRitchie) Eberly. They survive in Catawba Island. His former wife, Nancy Eberly, also survives in Tiffin. 
Other survivors include: a son, David Eberly of Tiffin; a daughter, Deb Eberly of Kenton; and his paternal grandmother, Bernice Eberly of Port Clinton.
His paternal grandfather, Gus Eberly; and maternal grandparents, Wilburt and Wilma (Rofkar) McRitchie, are deceased. 
Mr. Eberly, who graduated in 1968 from Port Clinton High School and in 1972 from Tiffin University, was employed as a salesman for Allied Building Products of Toledo. 
He was a member of Eagles Aerie 402, Tiffin, and American Legion Post 113 of Port Clinton and had been confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Danbury.
The Rev. Charles A. Rogers will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Saturday service in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 S. Church Road, Danbury Township. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospital of Tiffin Home Health Care, 485 W. Market St., Tiffin, OH 44883 or the donor's favorite charity.
The Gerner-Wolf-Kopchak Funeral Home, Port Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy L. Sendelbach
Fostoria homemaker
Dorothy L. Sendelbach, 84, of 403 Sandusky St., Fostoria, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
She was born in Fostoria, June 13, 1914, to William and Emma (Fuhr) Sendelbach.
Survivors include: three sisters, Beatrice Sendelbach, Helen ''Annie'' Shontz and Phyllis Dawson, all of Fostoria; and two brothers, Gerald ''Jake'' and Howard ''Pat'' Sendelbach, both of Fostoria.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Ambrose, Cyril, Clarence and William Sendelbach; and two sisters, Eleanor Kroetz and Mary Sendelbach.
Miss Sendelbach, a homemaker, was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, with burial in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. 
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A Christian Wake service will be at 8:30.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Lloyd E. McClory
Whirlpool Corp. retiree
Lloyd E. McClory, 85, of West Seneca Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in the Arbors of Clyde.
He was born in Watson Station, Seneca County, to William O. and Myrtle (Blodett) McClory. His wife, Evelyn (Rathbun) McClory, survives.
Survivors also include: a son, Gary E. McClory of Fremont; two grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a step-great-granddaughter.
Four brothers, Earl, Neal, Raymond and Carl McClory; and a sister, Bessie Cramer, preceded him in death. 
Mr. McClory retired as a cabinet repairman in 1977 from Whirlpool Corp, Clyde, where he had been employed for 25 years.
A lifetime Tiffin area resident, he received his education in the Green Springs Schools and was a former member of the Clyde Eagles and the Moose Lodge.
Services in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 1 p.m. until time of the service at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Arbors of Clyde.

Everett H. Meade
Retired auto mechanic
Everett H. Meade, 58, of 8499 E. TR 178, Green Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home. 
He was born June 18, 1940, in Pike County, Ky., to W. Lawrence and Nineveth (Adkins) Meade. He was divorced. 
Survivors include: his mother; a son, Ryan Meade, and a stepson, Russell Edgerton, both of Idaho; four brothers, Charles H. Meade of New London and Jack R., Kenny W. and Gary L. Meade, all of Green Springs; and five sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ellen) Cain of Live Oak, Fla., Mrs. Phil (Jo Ann) Stiltner and Mrs. Ron (Mag) Caster, both of Green Springs, Silvia Meade of Findlay, and Mrs. Roger (Evelyn) Estep of rural Republic. 
A stepson, Lawrence Edgerton, preceded him in death. 
Mr. Meade was a retired auto mechanic and had served as a U.S. Army paratrooper. 
The Rev. Charles H. Meade will officiate at the funeral at noon today at Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery
Visitation will be 10 a.m. today until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.

Lydia Sue Distel
Grandchild of Tiffin residents
Lydia Sue Distel of Findlay was stillborn at 10:18 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. 
Her parents are Alan Richard and Alicia Mae (Funkhouser) Distel of 1323 E. Main Cross St., Findlay. Other survivors are: two sisters, Katherine Ann and Abigail Rose Distel, both at home; maternal grandparents, Thomas G. and Joan L. Funkhouser of Toledo; paternal grandparents Dean E. and LaDonna E. Distel Sr. of Tiffin; maternal great-grandmothers Johanna M. Funkhouser and Dolores I. Doran, both of Tiffin; and paternal great-grandmother Hilda Blust, also of Tiffin. 
The Rev. Darrell E. Ramsey and the Rev. Martin Nassr will officiate at services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Ave., Findlay. Private burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tiffin.
Vistation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

James F. Reinhart
Retired Fostoria carpenter
James F. Reinhart, 76, of 800 Woodward Ave. Lot 4, Fostoria, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria. 
He was born Nov. 6, 1922, in Fostoria, to the late Charles A. and Josephine (Hoffbauer) Reinhart. On Feb. 1, 1943, he married Evelyn Shaull at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada. She died June 14, 1987.
He is survived by a daughter, Luana Row of Fostoria; two grandchildren, Kelly Row of Hong Kong and Jason Row of Beverly Hills, Calif.; two brothers, Marvin of Fostoria and Ronald of Tiffin; four sisters, Mildred Reid of Savannah, Ga., Genevieve St. Aubin of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Mary Davis of Toledo and Dona Schreiner of Fostoria. 
Preceding him in death were three brothers, Leonard, Charles and Richard Marvin Reinhart, and a sister, Joan Rose Reinhart.
Mr. Reinhart was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a retired carpenter.He held memberships in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, American Legion and Knights of Columbus Council 1197, Fostoria.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church in Fostoria. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with military graveside services to be conducted by the Fostoria VFW, American Legion and AMVETS. 
Visitation will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 
Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin ''Continuing the Vision'' fund.

Shelby Caitlyn Haning
Fostoria infant daughter
Shelby Caitlyn Haning was stillborn Dec. 17, 1998, at Toledo Hospital. Her parents are Charles and Amy (Robinson) Haning of TR 63, Fostoria, who survive. 
Also surviving are: maternal grandfather, Delbert Robinson of Pemberville; paternal grandparents Charles and Bessie Haning of Fostoria; and maternal great-grandmother, Lizzie Robinson of Fostoria. 
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or the donor's choice. 
The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is handling arrangements. 

Aleta A. Roberts
Prospect Street homemaker
Aleta A. Roberts, 85, 26 Prospect St., died at 5:49 p.m. Thursday;, Dec. 24, 1998, in Fremont Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adrian, Seneca County, April 5, 1913, to Arthur and Lula (Kemmerly) Ruehle. On Sept. 14, 1937, in Toledo, she married Paul A. Robert, who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1981.
Surviving are two sons, Richard P. Roberts of Klamath Falls, Ore. and Steven C. Roberts of Tiffin; a daughter, Diane Roberts of Fremont; three grandchildren; a brother, James Ruehle of Upper Sandusky; and three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ida) Albert of Tiffin, Mrs. Carl (Etta) Lawrence of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Mrs. Clayton (Mary) Shull of Upper Sandusky.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, John Ruehle and Robert Eugene Ruehle, who died in infancy; and two sisters, Helen Menningen and Mina Ruehle.
Mrs. Roberts, a 1932 graduate of McCutchenville High School, was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church and had lived most of her life in the Tiffin area.
The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Buckley and the Rev. Jan Kucera will be the co-officiants at the 1:30 p.m. Tuesday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and one hour before the service on Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.

Alfred N. Wagner
Atlas-Cummings Inc. retiree
Alfred N. Wagner, 67, died early Saturday morning, Dec. 26, 1998, at his residence at 3536 CH 97, Carey.
He was born July 5, 1931, in Seneca County, to the late Alfred F. and Dorothy V. (Kirian) Wagner. His wife, Martha C. (Frey) Wagner, whom he married June 7, 1952, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kirby, survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. James (Diane) Junga of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three sons, Dennis Wagner of Marion, Edward Wagner of Findlay and Joseph Wagner of Raymond; 11 grandchildren; and five sisters and brothers, Mrs. Gerald (Marie) Frey of Kirby, Mrs. Lloyd (Doris) Weinandy of Alvada, Eugene Wagner of New Riegel and Mrs. Dale (JoAnn) Hoepf and Mrs. Richard (Anna) Wright, both ofTiffin.
A sister, Eileen Arbogast, is deceased. 
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Wagner retired in 1986 from Atlas-Cummings Inc. of Fostoria, where he had been employed for 30 years. He then worked for Precision Gears in Charleston, S.C. as a consultant and as a carpenter for RKT Construction, Kirby.
He was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, where he had served on both the Parish Council and the Parish School Advisory Board and as an usher and lector.
A 1949 graduate of New Riegel High School, he also was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1925, Carey, where he had served as past grand knight, 4th Degree K of C past faithful navigator of Archbisop Schremb's Assembly, Tiffin; American Legion Post 344, Carey and the 148th Infantry Veterans Association, where he had served as president.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, with the Rev. Peter Damian Massengill as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey, where military graveside services will be conducted by the veteran's organization.
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 2-9 p.m. Monday, where the Rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. and a Scripture service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Wyandot County Unit of the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

Wilford 'Bud' Parlow
Former factory worker
Wilford ''Bud'' Parlow, 88, formerly of Muncie Hollow, Fremont and Clyde, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in Fremont Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., Dec. 13, 1910, to John and Minnie (Murray) Parlow. He had never married.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eileen Phillips of Perrysburg; a half-sister, Mrs. Doris Ebert of Clyde; and a half-brother, the Rev. Paul Parlow of Greenville, Tenn.
He also was preceded in death by his step-mother, Ethel (Riemsbaugh) Parlow; and two sisters, Hazel Rogers and Alma Tibbits.
Mr. Parlow, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, had been employed as a laborer at the Kraut Company, Crown Rubber and G&W Sugar Co., all of Fremont.
He received his education in the Port Clinton schools.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, with the Rev. Donald Mueller officiating. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde. 
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Villa, Green Springs or Trinity Lutheran Church, Fremont.

Leota K. Brady
Tiffin homemaker
Leota K. Brady, 79, formerly of 171 Melmore St., died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Autumnwood Care Center.
She was born in Bellwood, Pa., Feb. 10, 1919, to Frank and Abiline (Corrothers) Baker. On April 11, 1938, in St. Sebastian Church, Akron, she married Robert S. Brady, who preceded her in death May 15, 1992.
Surviving are: three sons, Robert T. Brady of Defiance, Dennis M. and Patrick J. Brady, both of Tiffin; three daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Mary Lou) Kern of Findlay, Mrs. Dale (Anne) Schonmaker of Toledo and Mrs. Richard (Margaret T.) Baird of Marion; two sisters-in-law, whom Mrs. Brady raised, Eleanor Wilson of Spokane, Wash., and Maggie Hasselkus of Toledo; six sisters, Ethel West of Oxnard, Calif., Violet Klein of Altoona, Pa., Dorothy Syster of Bellwood, Pa., Belva Nicholes of Vermont, Verna Gault of Salem and Naomi Lawrence of Gilbert, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Eight brothers, Cleo, Chester, Harold, Clifford, Audley, Frank, Kenneth and Leonard, and two sisters, Helen and Marian, are also deceased.
Mrs. Brady, a high school graduate and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, was a homemaker and nanny.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be in in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 9 a.m. until time of the service on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Group of Tiffin or a charity of the donor's choice.

Annabelle Brickner
Fostoria Industries retiree/homemaker
Annabelle Brickner, 74, of 752 Eastern Ave., Fostoria, died in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998.
She was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Seneca County, to Benjamin and Clara (King) Berrier. Her husband, Edmund A. Brickner, whom she married Sept. 7, 1946, in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Liberty Township, survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: three sons, Ronald Brickner of Walbridge, Brian and Chris Brickner, both of Fostoria; a daughter, Denise Woosley of Fostoria; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Benjamin Berrier of Tiffin; and five sisters, Geraldine Sheldon, Mary Lang and Estella Kelbley, all of Tiffin, Florence Williams of Findlay and Lucille Studer of New Washington.
Preceding her in death were: a grandchild, Brad Brickner; a brother, John Berrier; and a sister, Margrette Harshman.
A homemaker, Mrs. Brickner retired in 1977 from Fostoria Industries.
She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.
A funeral Mass in St. Wendelin Catholic Church will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rosary recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church.

Carl C. Bouillon
Fostoria Industries retiree/farmer 
Carl C. Bouillon, 72, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at his home at 7106 W. Loudon TR 102.
Born May 8, 1926, in New Riegel, to Joseph Edward and Corrine (Frankart) Bouillon, he married Rita Scherger, April 25, 1951, in St. Mary Church, Tiffin. She survives.
Survivors also include: two sons, Stephen Bouillon of Fostoria and David Bouillon of New Riegel; four daughters, Mrs. Gary (Constance) Saxton of Tiffin, Mrs. Stephen (Jane) Schalk and Mrs. Douglas (Janet) Ink, both of New Riegel, and Mrs. Thomas (Karen) Carabin of Medina; two brothers, Gerald Bouillon of Tiffin and Harold Bouillon of New Riegel; four sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Doris) Lortz of Carey, Mrs. Ralph (Josephine) Kimmet and Theresa Bouillon, both of New Riegel, and Mrs. Carl (Mary Ellen) Hoffman of Burgoon; and 21 grandchildren.
Three brothers, Edmund ''Jim,'' Brother Rene, O.S.B., and Floyd, are deceased.
Mr. Bouillon, a 1944 New Riegel High School graduate, retired from Fostoria Industries, where he had been employed for 29 years.
Also a retired farmer, he was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel.
The Rev. Leonard Kistler will be the celebrant at the 10 a.m. Tuesday funeral Mass in St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rosary recited at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a Wake service will be at 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to New Riegel Right to Life or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sandra Jean Lonsway
Avid gardener
Sandra Jean Lonsway, 57, of 398 Union St., Bettsville, died Sunday morning, Dec. 27, 1998, at her home. 
She was born in Tiffin, April 12, 1941, the daughter of Kenneth and Mildred (Baker) Eidt. Her mother survives.
Other survivors include: her special friend, John Gerwin; five sons, Andrew Glick of Tiffin, Timothy Glick of Upper Sandusky, Mark Glick of Sycamore, Brian Lonsway of Bloomville and Gregory Lonsway of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Dawn Rodawald of Linville, Va.; two brothers, James Eidt of Bettsville and Timothy Eidt of Tiffin; a sister, Cindy Radcliff of Tiffin; and 13 grandchildren.
A brother, a grandchild and her father are deceased.
Mrs. Lonsway, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary 169, worked at the Pie House in Bettsville. She was an avid gardener.
Services in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 1 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Kansas Cemetery, Kansas, Ohio.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Tiffin or a charity of the donor's choice.

Jean H. Harlan
Sign company part-owner
Jean H. Harlan, 73, of Floyd Street, Clyde, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at his residence.
He was born in Fremont, July 12, 1925, to Frank and Ruth (Don) Harlan. On Feb. 28, 1947, he married Jane Murphy, who survives.
Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Travis (Janean) McElyea of Basking Ridge, N.J., Mrs. Gregory (Janet) Spencer of Bellevue and Barbara Harlan of Benson, N.C.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Keith and Don Harlan, both of Fremont; and a sister, Mrs. Fredalinc Bennett of Clyde.
Preceding him in death were three brothers, Merle, Glen and Floyd Payden; and a sister, Rae Newman.
Mr. Harlan, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, was the president and part-owner of Mercury Sign Co. in Fremont. 
A 1943 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and a life-long Clyde area resident, he attended the Methodist Church and was a member of the Fremont VFW.
Visitation at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of the services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. John Bailey officiating. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to Sandusky County Hospice, South Main Street, Clyde, Ohio 43410.

Larry M. Kin
Farm machinery salesman/farmer
Larry M. Kin, 36, of 2919 E. TR 122, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Lucas County, Toledo, where he had been a patient for several days.
He was born in Tiffin, June 10, 1962, the son of Richard and Rita (Kromer) Kin, who survive in rural Tiffin. His wife, Laurie (Cleveland) Kin, a teacher at Old Fort School, whom he married Aug. 11, 1984, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, survives.
Survivors also include: two sons, Kori Alan, age 9, and Kurtis Michael Kin, age 3, both at home; many nieces and nephews; a brother, Donald Kin of Tiffin; and two sisters, Mrs. Dan (Carol) Praklet of Union, Mich., and Kathleen Kin of Elkhart, Ind.
Mr. Kin, a 1980 Columbian High School graduate and life-long Tiffin area resident, was employed as a farm machinery salesman for Gibbs Equipment in Bellevue. Also a farmer, he formerly worked as a counter salesman at Seneca Parts and as a BP Gas delivery man for Fran Steinmetz.
An avid Cleveland Indians fan and a fan of the National Tractor Pullers Association, he was interested in collecting miniature replicas of farm machinery, both old and new.
He was a member of the Farm Bureau and Seneca Soil and Water Conservation Organization and attended Old Fort United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Jerry Wiles will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Old Fort United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Green Springs Cemetery.
Visitation at the Engle-Young Funeral Home, Green Springs, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour before the service on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the church or the Leukemia Society.

Carl Peter
Flower/gift shop owner/operator
Carl Peter, 85, of Loudon Meadows Drive, Fostoria, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
He was born in Cridersville, Sept. 30, 1913, to Carl R. and Rhoenna M. (Spees) Peter. On Aug. 22, 1932, in Fostoria, he married Helen A. Page, who survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: two sons, Robert Peter of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and Richard Peter of Fostoria; two grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a step-great-grandchild. 
Preceding him in death were a brother, Richard Peter; and a grandchild.
Mr. Peter, along with his wife, owned and operated the Flower and Gift Shop on South Main Street in Fostoria 1962-91.
A 1931 graduate of Fostoria High School, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria.
Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. R. Edson Reed 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 a charity of the donor's choice.

Elizabeth E. 'Betty' Wilson
Former Bettsville homemaker
Elizabeth E. ''Betty'' Wilson, 76, formerly of Bettsville, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in the Bethesda Care Center, Sandusky County, Fremont, where she had resided since 1994.
She was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Bettsville, to Robert and Gladys (Shay) Nash. She first married Clyde E. Ryder, March 26, 1946. Her second husband, Edmund M. Wilson, whom she married July 16, 1973, in Zion United Church of Christ, Bettsville, died May 6, 1982.
Survivors include: a son, David A. Ryder of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. David (Gail) Cronin of Riverside, Calif.; two granddaughters, two grandsons and a great-grandson.
Mrs. Wilson, a homemaker, worked at Erie Proving Grounds during World War II.
A 1941 Bettsville High School graduate, she was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Bettsville and a former member of its Bell Choir. She also was a former member of Bettsville Athletic Boosters and bowled on Windau's B & B Bowling Team.
The Rev. Gary Adams will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home of Tiffin. Burial will be in Kansas Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the service on Thursday. 
Memorials may be made to Bethesda Care Center, Fremont.

Lois Jean Montoya
Home economics teacher
Lois Jean Montoya, 56, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at her residence at 16704 E. Thompson TR 178, Bellevue, following a long illness.
She was born March 8, 1942, in Bellevue, to Arthur and May (Lutz) Hansen. They survive in Thompson Township, Bellevue.
Survivors also include: a son, William Montoya of Bellevue; a daughter, YvonneMontoya, also of Bellevue; two brothers, Robert C. Hansen Ph.D, of Wooster and William Hansen of Loudonville; and 18 nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Montoya, a 1960 graduate of Thompson High School and a 1968 graduate of Arizona State University, where she received her degree in home economics and education, taught home economics in the Bellevue, York and Thompson Schools.
She also taught elementary education in Albuquerque, N.M. and Head Start on the Navajo Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico.
A member of Seybert United Methodist Church, Bellevue, she also was employed for three years by the State of Florida, working with troubled youth in their institutions. 
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue, with the Rev. Joseph E. Sopher officiating. Interment will be in Fireside Cemetery, Thompson Township.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, 430 S. Main St., Clyde, Ohio 43410.

Mabel Ropka Smith
Homemaker/former Clyde resident 
Mabel Ropka Smith, 93, of Winterhaven, Fla., formerly of Clyde, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in Winterhaven Hospital.
Born Sept. 17, 1905, in Clyde, to Henry and Mary (Rohm) Ropka, she married Amos Smith, Feb. 14, 1933. He is deceased.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Andy (Doris Jean) Anderson of Lakeland, Fla.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A sister, Lula Gilbert; and a brother, William Ropka, are deceased.
Mrs. Smith, who received her education in the Clyde Schools, was a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Florida.
Mrs. Smith's grandson, the Rev. Robert A. Anderson, will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Wednesday service in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 1 p.m. Wednesday until time of the service.

Homer R. Failor
Retired machinist
Homer R. Failor, 90, formerly of Riverview Drive, Upper Sandusky, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in the Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky, where he resided. 
He was born in Eden Township, Wyandot County, March 21, 1908, to Ezra J. and Nora M. (Huffman) Failor. On Dec. 31, 1938, in Upper Sandusky, he married Martha M. Sell, who survives.
Other survivors include: two brothers, Lloyd Failor of Waverly and Floyd Failor of Napierville, Ill.; and a sister, Evelyn Turk of Heath.
Preceding him in death were three sisters, Miriam Hoock, Clara Williams and Esther Heistand.
Mr. Failor, a 1926 graduate of Nevada High School, retired in 1970 as a machinist from Colby Mfg., Bucyrus. He had previously worked at Daybrook Hydraulic in Upper Sandusky. 
A 70-year member of John Stewart United Methodist Church, he also was a member of the Wyandot County Rod and Gun Club, both of Upper Sandusky, and had served in the United States Navy during World War II.
The Rev. John Hoover will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Thursday service in the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Visitation at the funeral home will be noon until time of the service Thursday.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

James T. Brickner
Former Tiffin/New Riegel resident 
Word has been received of the death of James T. Brickner, 65, formerly of Tiffin and New Riegel, who died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.
He was born May 17, 1933. Burial was in New Mexico.

Concetta 'Sarah' Berardinelli
Former Carey homemaker
Concetta Anna ''Sarah'' Berardinelli, 89, formerly of 119 Toledo St., Carey, died in the Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky, at 10:10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998.
She was born in Picciano, Italy, April 20, 1909, to James and Mary C. (De'Angelo) Troiano. Her husband, Dominic Berardinelli, whom she married April 21, 1927, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, died May 19, 1977. 
Surviving are a son, John Berardinelli of Carey; a daughter, Filomena C. Berardinelli of Upper Sandusky; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a brother, Patrick Troiano of Galion; and a sister, Rose Granata of Grove City.
Preceding her in death were a son, Joseph; and three brothers, Frank, Lewis and Anthony.
Mrs. Berardinelli, a homemaker, was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, with the Rev. Peter Damian Massengill as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, is 2-9 p.m. today,where a Scripture Service will be at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Wyandot County Nursing Home Activity Fund, in care of the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.

Kathy Jo Saltzman
Media One customer service rep
Kathy Jo Saltzman, 44, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at her residence at 12765 CR 10, Alvada.
She was born in Findlay, Nov. 18, 1954, to Charles E. and Donna J. (Fox) Gaertner. Her father survives in Lima. On March 23, 1974, she married Paul L. Saltzman, who survives.
Survivors also include: three sons, Joshua P. Saltzman, serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, James C. and Timothy J. Saltzman, both at home; a daughter, Mrs, Kyle (Tracy L.) Hutchins of Maumee; a sister, Mrs. Stephen W. (Resa L.) Puchta of rural West Independence; and two brothers, the Rev. Dennis C. Gaertner of Knoxville, Tenn. and the Rev. Gary L. Gaertner of Media, Pa. 
Mrs. Saltzman, a former member of the Vanlue Athletic Boosters, Music Boosters and the PTO, was employed as a customer service representative for Media One in Findlay.
She was a member of the West Independence United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. She also taught Sunday School for many years for the 2- and 3-year-old class. 
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Independence United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Alan H. Sandford officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, West Independence.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the church, Cancer Patient Services or the James C. and Timothy J. Saltzman Educational Fund, in care of the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, Ohio 45840.

Gail E. Cunningham
Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant 
Gail E. Cunningham, 53, of Elmdale Street, Clyde, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in the Bellevue Hospital.
He was born in Norwalk, March 23, 1945, to Archie R. and Jeannett (Geer) Cunningham Kirkpatrick. His mother survives in Brookpark. His wife, Nancy S. (Thorton) Cunningham, whom he married May 2, 1967, also survives.
Other survivors include: five children, John Sinclair of Clyde, David Sinclair and Mrs. Aboude (Susan) Sibal, both of Toledo, Della S. Mancuso, also of Clyde and Gale E. Cunningham of Sandusky; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Darrell A. Cunningham of Florida.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Archie Jr., Robert W. and Charles M. Cunningham; and his father.
Mr. Cunningham retired in 1985, as a staff sergeant from the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam and two tours in Germany.
He received his education in the Wakeman and Norwalk Schools and was a lifetime member of both the Disabled American Veterans in Fremont and the VFW. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, Clyde.
Mr. Cunningham, also a member of Clyde Eagles, had resided in Clyde since 1985,returning here from Fort Knox, Ky. 
The Rev. James Belcher will conduct the 1 p.m. Thursday service in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, where military graveside services will be provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Visitation at the funeral home is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Leahy
Tiffin's 'Mrs. Democrat'
Elizabeth Clare ''Betty'' Leahy, 87, affectionately known as ''Mrs. Democrat,'' 275 W. Market St., died at 5:33 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in the Intensive Care Unit of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
She was born in Conneaut April 12, 1911, to John and Mary (Shannon) Kelley. On Feb. 8, 1937, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Conneaut, she married James C. Leahy. He died May 11, 1989.
Survivors include: three sons, James Patrick, Daniel Edward and Timothy Joseph Leahy, all of Tiffin; five daughters, Mrs. David (Susan Elizabeth) Aller of Royal Oak, Mich., Colleen Marie and Shannon Roseanne Leahy, both of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Robert (Theresa Louise) Kline of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Mary Catherine ''Molly'' Leahy of Anchorage, Alaska; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
An infant daughter, Bridget Jane; an infant son, Terrance Thomas; two brothers, James Cletus and Peter Cornelius Kelley; and a sister, Mary Kelley McGovern, are deceased.
Mrs. Leahy, a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church since 1937, was for many years the deputy registrar of the Department of Motor Vehicles in Tiffin, retiring in 1984.
She was the president of the Seneca County Federation of Democratic Women and also active in the Federated Democratic Woman of Ohio. She was a member of the Seneca County Democratic Executive Committee for more than 30 years and served as her precinct committee woman for many years. She was very active in the campaigns of many local and statewide Democratic candidates through the years.
She also served in various capacities with her church including serving as president of the Rosary Altar Society for a number of years; Daughters of Isabella, St. Francis Guild Home Auxiliary, The Emblem Club, which she served as an officer at various times; and the Seneca County Commission on Aging.
For many years, from the late Forties through the Sixties, she was involved with the Seneca County and Tiffin Girl Scouts. During her tenure as president of the Girl Scouts, a farm was purchased in Seneca County for Scout activities, which is in use today. For her service in Girl Scouting she received the Thank You Award from the National Board of Girl Scouts.
Mrs. Leahy also was honored by the Federated Democratic Woman of Ohio as the Ohio Democratic Women of the Year in 1987.
The Rev. Frank Murd will be the celebrant at the 10 a.m. Saturday funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, where the Rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday; a wake service will be at 3:30.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's School Tuition Assistance Fund.

Flora Elizabeth Koon
Fostoria homemaker
Flora Elizabeth Koon, 88, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
She was born Feb. 27, 1910, in New York to Orville B. and Lula (Hill) Shafer. On Aug. 18, 1934, in Sodus Point, N.Y., she married Kenneth S. Koon. He survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: four daughters, Sheril Green and Joan Koon, both of Johnson City, N.Y., Susan Rhodes of Fostoria and Ann Larkins of Marietta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, Mrs. Koon had been a Girl Scout Troop organizer and leader for more than 50 years. Also a Girl Scout Day Camp director, she was a member of the Home Bureau, all of Maine, N.Y.
She also was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Endwell, N.Y.; she has served as its camp director.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mrs. Koon had been employed as a substitute teacher at Maine-Endwell High School in New York.
Services will be private and there will be no visitation. The Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church, Endwell, N.Y., in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

Jeannette Louise Phillips
Tiffin native/former store owner 
Jeannette Louise Phillips, 91, formerly of 615 Foster St., Fostoria, died in the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998.
She was born in Tiffin, May 13, 1907, to Edward and Dais Mae (Myler) Flechtner. Her husband, William A. Phillips, whom she married June 18, 1932, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, died Feb. 27, 1961.
Survivors include: a daughter, Linda Kuhn of Fostoria; two granddaughters, Rachel and Anna Kuhn; and a brother, Edward ''Bud'' Flechtner of Tiffin.
Also preceding her in death were a sister, Gayle Stutz; and five brothers, Bryon, Paul, James, Ned and Bill Flechtner.
Mrs. Phillips, a 1925 Columbian High School graduate, was the owner/operator of Jeannette's Little Folks Shop (a children's clothing store) in downtown Fostoria for 35 years. 
She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday; a Christian Wake service will be at 8:30.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Helen H. Schmitz
Former Clyde resident
Helen H. Schmitz, 85, of Stinchcomb Street, Fostoria, formerly of Clyde, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in the Toledo Hospital.
Born June 11, 1913, in Clyde, to Joseph and Ellen (Guisinger) Sutter, she maried Gerald G. Schmitz, Jan. 16, 1934. He died Dec. 13, 1985.
Surviving are five children, Mrs. Paul (Nancy) Missler of Columbus, Gerri Brent of Fostoria, David Schmitz of Clyde, Mrs. Kenneth (Judi) Pappenfus, also of Fostoria and Thomas Schmitz of Union, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Sutter of Clyde.
Three sisters, Agnes Bookmyer, Marie Brutsche and Cecilia Held; and a brother, Cletus Sutter, also are deceased. 
Mrs. Schmitz, a homemaker, had attended St. Joseph High School, Fremont.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde, and was active in the Democratic Party in Sandusky County, where she was named ''Democratic Woman of the Year'' in 1980. 
She was a long-time Clyde area resident before moving to Fostoria.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, where prayers will be said at 10:15 Saturday morning.
Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, Toledo, or Hospice of Sandusky County.


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