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Raymond F. Miller
Norfolk/Southern Railroad retiree
Raymond F. Miller, 75, of Midvale, Clyde, died in Firelands Community Hospital, Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999.
He was born in Bellevue, June 20, 1923, to Jacob and Theresa (Holmer) Miller. On Jan. 31, 1948, he married Norma Brunn, who preceded him in death Dec. 25, 1986.
Survivors include: a son, Matthew Miller of Clyde; six daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Linda) Shaw of Monroeville, Mrs. Thomas (Cathy) Caldwell, Mrs. Laurie King, Mrs. Kevin (Deanna) Kindred and Mrs. Robert (Debora) Evans, all of Clyde, and Mrs. Ed (Chris) Porter of Toledo; a brother, Arnold Miller of Norwalk; two sisters, Leona Wise of Willard and Lucille Weisenberger of Norwalk; and 10 grandchildren. 
A son, David Miller, died in 1980; and a sister, Viola Krupp, also is deceased.
Mr. Miller, who received his education in the Willard schools, retired in 1985 from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, after 30 years of service.
A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater, was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Moose, Legion of the Moose and Eagles, all of Clyde.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Jeff Nordhaus as celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where Moose services will be at 6:45 p.m. and a Christian Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Elwood G. Kimes
Union Carbide retiree
Elwood G. Kimes, 87, of 25 Christopher Drive, formerly of 707 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, died at 12:14 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born in Fostoria, Jan. 6, 1912, to Howard E. and Anna (Daub) Kimes. On July 16, 1950, in Fostoria, he married Bernice A. Wolf, who survives in Fostoria.
A son, Howard M. Kimes of Springfield, and five grandchildren survive.
Preceding him in death were: two brothers, Michael and Milton Kimes, and two sisters, Helen Stoldt and Thelma Schubert.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Kimes retired in 1970 from National Electric Carbon, Fostoria, where he was employed as a brick mason for 10 years.
He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church and the VFW, both of Fostoria, and the VFW Nation Champ Bank.
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Jeffrey Waite officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. 
Memorials may be made to High Street United Methodist Church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830; or the Fostoria Community Foundation, 121 N. Main St., Fostoria.

Loren G. Guild
Retired WTTF Radio engineer
Loren G. Guild, 79, 40 W. Crestview Drive, died at 11:31 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
Born March 3, 1919, in Port Huron, Mich., to George Newman and Margaret (Harris) Guild, he married Wanda J. Parent, Nov. 17, 1956, in Bad Axe, Mich. She survives in Tiffin.
Other survivors include: a son, Ronald Guild of Commerce City, Colo.; a step-son, Richard Parent of Phoenix, Ariz.; a step-daughter, Paula Combs of Tiffin; a sister, Isabelle Crull of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Two sisters, Leta Novick and Nancy Alcorn, and a brother, John Guild, are deceased.
Mr. Guild, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, retired as an engineer from WTTF Radio, where he had worked 1964-86.
He was a member of the Baptist church and VFW Post 2858.
There will be no service or visitation. The body has been cremated. Burial will be in Bad Axe at a later date.
The Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Joseph M. Rodriguez
Factory employee
Joseph M. Rodriguez, 59, of Sandusky CR 260, Clyde, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999,in the Bellevue Hospital.
He was born May 4, 1939, in Texas, to Joe V. and Adelina (Moreno) Rodriguez. His father survives in Clyde. On July 30, 1960, he married Genoveva Veliz, who survives.
Survivors also include: three children, Victoria Smetzer and Mario Rodriguez, both of Clyde, and Maria Rodriguez of Sandusky; six grandchildren; eight sisters, Ricky Deel of Republic, Lupe Smallwood of West Virginia, Mary Ann Rodriguez of Detroit, Mich. (Mt. Clemans), Maya Garcia of Clyde, Sylvia Rodriguez of Fremont, Elvita Miller of Toledo, and Elvia Bockbrader and Teresa Waggoner, both of Fremont; and four brothers, Samuel Rodriguez of Akron, Benny Rodriguez of Clyde, David Rodriguez of Sandusky and John Rodriguez of Bellevue. 
His mother is deceased.
Mr. Rodriguez, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde, retired as a laborer in June 1986, from A. Schylman Inc., Bellevue. 
A lifetime resident of the Clyde area, he received his education at Townsend High School.
The Rev. Jeff Nordhaus will be the celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday funeral Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
There will be no visitation. The Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 609 Vine St., Clyde, Ohio.

Myron L. Snyder
Gray Printing Co. retiree
Myron L. Snyder, 93, formerly of 144 E. Sixth St., Fostoria, died at 5:23 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave.,Fostoria, where he resided.
He was born in Kansas, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1905, to John and Lodiska (Lanning) Snyder. His wife, Velma I. (Traucht) Snyder, is deceased. 
Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. James (Jacquelin) Boulhoulle of Fostoria and Mrs. Joretta Niswender of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Pierce of Columbus and Mrs. Donna Pierce of Fostoria; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Clyde and John Jr. Snyder, and two sisters, Laura Bryan and Beatrice McCullough, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Snyder, a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, retired Sept. 29, 1967, as an operator from Gray Printing Company, Fostoria, where he had been employed for 40 years.
The Rev. Richard Hofmann will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
Visitation at the funeral home will be two hours prior to the service on Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830. 

Vivian L. McCullough
Retired General Electric inspector 
Vivian L. McCullough, 76, 26 Elwood St., died in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin at 3:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
She was born in Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 14, 1922, to Hilliard and Anna Alston. Her husband of 51 years, Thomas McCullough, whom she married Aug. 31, 1947, survives.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Rosalind Evers of Tiffin; four grandchildren; a brother, Walter Austin of Inster, Mich.; two sisters, Captolia Browning of Tehachapi, Calif., and Ordray Hand of Detroit, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. McCullough, who had lived most of her life in Tiffin, retired in 1986 as an inspector from General Electric, after 30 years of employment.
She was a member of St. James Church of God in Christ, Toledo, and enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles and especially cooking.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home of Tiffin. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and noon until time of the service on Thursday.
Memorials may be made the church.

Edna M. Michaels
Sterling Abrasive retiree
Edna M. Michaels, 84, 185 Huss St., died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in Autumnwood Care Center.
She was born in Tiffin, May 18, 1914, to John and Mary Jane (Gruber) Bormuth.She first married Stanley Krock, who is deceased. Her second husband, Paul Michaels, survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Allen Krock of Marengo; a daughter, Mary F. Porter of Tiffin; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Mildred Estep and Ruth Hites, are deceased.
Mrs. Michaels, a member of the Protestant faith and the Ladies of the Moose, Tiffin, retired as a laborer from Sterling Abrasive, where she had been employed for 35 years. 
The Rev. Wendell Shepherd will conduct the 10 a.m. Tuesday service in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 4-8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

Margaret L. Minder
Retired housekeeper
Margaret L. Minder, 91, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home, formerly of South Poplar Street, both of Fostoria, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.
She was born Jan. 15, 1908, on a family farm near Alvada, to John and Anna M. (Herbert) Minder. She never married.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Preceding her in death were: a brother, Herbert Minder; and five sisters, Ellen Phillips, Ida Myers, Frances and Elsa Minder and Laura Coldren.
A member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fostoria, and its Women's Guild, she had been employed as a housekeeper in the Fostoria area for more than 40 years, retiring in 1982.
Services in St. John's United Church of Christ, SR 587, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. James E. Michaels officiating. Burial will be in St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery.
Visitation at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the church.

Leonard D. 'Mike' Smith
Former Tiffin resident
Leonard D. ''Mike'' Smith, 48, of New London, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 22, 1999, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, following a long illness.
He was born March 14, 1950, in Napoleon, and had lived in the Mansfield area until 1970. He also had resided in Tiffin, Bryan and Edgerton for more than 20 years and in New London for the past five years.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Joyce (Biddison) Smith; three daughters, Traci Smith of Sidney, Melody and Rebecca Smith, both at home; five sons, Michael Smith of Mason, Mich., Dennis, Brett, Lucas and Matthew Smith, all at home; his father, Raymond Smith Sr. of Thornville; and three brothers, Raymond ''Joe'' Jr. and Paul Smith, both of Thornville and William Smith of Brazil.
His mother, Gertrude (Flew) Smith, and an infant son, Leonard Jr., are deceased.
Mr. Smith, a 1968 graduate of Lucas High School, had been employed as a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Camden Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, with the Rev. Cal Searles, officiating. Burial will be in Ashland County Memorial Park. 
Visitation will be 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Camden Baptist Church Building Fund, 50679 SR 303, Oberlin, Ohio 44074.

Vernon James 'Murph' Murphy
Retired Western/Southern Insurance agent
Vernon James ''Murph'' Murphy, 84, died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at his residence at 420 Hedges St.
He was born in Tiffin, June 29, 1914, to George M. and Erma E. (Borer) Murphy.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis and Larry Murphy, both of Tiffin, and James Murphy of Chesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Peg Young, also of Tiffin; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mr. Smith, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran during World War II, retired as an agent from Western and Southern Life Insurance Co., Tiffin.
A 1932 graduate of Calvert High School, he was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Elks and Moose.
The Rev. William Rose will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care.

Helen L. Blood
Retired Tiffin/Seneca librarian 
Helen L. Blood, 83, died at 6:28 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., where she had resided.
She was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Gustavus, Trumball County, to George H. and Pearl (McCamey) Blood. She never married.
Miss Blood, a graduate of Hiram College and Western Reserve University School of Library Science, had been employed as a librarian.
After working on the Trumbull County Bookmobile before library school, she worked at the Warren Public Library as head of circulation and city extension.Later she served as readers' advisor at Kent State University and as assistant director of the John McIntire Public Library in Zanesville.
From 1952 to her retirement in 1980, she was director of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
Miss Blood was a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church as well as member of its Women's Association. She also was a member of the American Association of University Women, where she was a former president; the Lay Advisory Board of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin and a former member of the Lay Advisory Board of St. Francis Home. She also had been active in various professional organizations.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Mahlmann officiating. Burial will be in Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman.
There will be no visitation. The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to Tiffin-Seneca Public Library or a charity of the donor's choice.

Frank E. Tryon
Former Fostoria Carpet Cleaning owner/operator
Frank E. Tryon, 84, formerly of 315 Elm St., Fostoria, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky.
He was born in Akron, April 13, 1914, to Frank E. and Helen K. (Staiger) Tryon. On Dec. 14, 1940, in Akron, he married Jessie F. May, who died Feb. 6, 1984.
Survivors include: a son, Michael J. Tryon of Arcadia; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Kathy) Schaufelberger and Mary E. Elsea, both of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Thomas of Cuyahoga Falls; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Tryon, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, where he attained the rank of Captain, retired in 1970, after 35 years of service, from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., where he was manager for many years. He also owned and operated Fostoria Carpet Cleaning (now TNT Carpet Cleaning).
A 1936 graduate of Akron University, he was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Fostoria Masonic Lodge 288 and Grace United Church of Christ. He was an associate member of the Ft. Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, Ft. Myers, Fla. 
He also served as the Santa Claus at Ft. Myers Mall in Florida. 
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria, with the Rev. Cindy Hunter officiating. Interment will be at the family's convenience.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Feb. 6. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 4481 N. US 23, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

Vernon James 'Murph' Murphy
Retired Western/Southern Insurance agent
Vernon James ''Murph'' Murphy, 84, died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at his residence at 420 Hedges St.
He was born in Tiffin, June 29, 1914, to George M. and Erma E. (Borer) Murphy.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis and Larry Murphy, both of Tiffin, and James Murphy of Chesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Peg Young, also of Tiffin; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mr. Murphy, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran during World War II, retired as an agent from Western and Southern Life Insurance Co., Tiffin.
A 1932 graduate of Calvert High School, he was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Elks and Moose.
The Rev. William Rose will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care.

Eileen H. Rader
Former Fostoria Schools cafeteria worker
Eileen H. Rader, 80, formerly of 240 Banister St., Fostoria, died at 6:27 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in the Independence House, 1000 Independence Ave., Fostoria, where she resided.
Born Nov. 12, 1918, in Fostoria, to Edward and Iva (Drake) Beck, she married Donald P. Rader, May 3, 1946, in Columbus. He is deceased.
Surviving are a son, Paul E. Rader of Fostoria; and a daughter, Marcie E. Rader, also of Fostoria.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Timmy and Tommy Rader.
Mrs. Rader, a 1936 Fostoria High School graduate, had been employed at the Electric Autolite (now Allied Signal), Fostoria. She also worked as a cafeteria worker for 10 years for the Fostoria Community Schools.
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Heart Fund.

Clair J. Frankart
Chrysler Foundry retiree
Clair J. Frankart, 74, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at his home in rural Fostoria.
He was born in West Independence, March 21, 1924, to Nicholas and May (Burkett) Frankart. His wife, Viola E. (Kieffer) Frankart, whom he married June 22, 1946, in St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, survives in rural Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Sharon) Keller of Duluth, Minn.; two sons, Earl and Arnold ''Arnie'' Frankart, both of Fostoria; seven grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Beatrice) Wank of New Riegel and Blanche and Bernice Frankart, both of Fostoria.
Preceding him in death were five brothers, Carl, Earl, Ervin, Alvin and Edmund Frankart; and a sister, Mary Louise Frankart.
Mr. Frankart, a life member of the Fostoria United Sportsman Club, retired in 1975 from the Chrysler Foundry in Fostoria, after 25 years of employment. 
He also was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Eagles, both of Fostoria.
A public funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10 p.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Private family visitation will be at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, who are in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Findlay, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Gertrude V. Ritter
Retired homemaker
Gertrude V. Ritter, 91, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, in the Fairhaven Health Care Community, Upper Sandusky, where she had been a resident since 1987.
She was born Dec. 21, 1907, in McCutchenville, Wyandot County, to John and Grace (Hotelling) Shine. On Aug. 29, 1923, in Monroe, Mich., she married George F. Ritter, who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1984.
Survivors include: two sons, Jack F. Ritter of Carey and Richard L. Ritter of Upper Sandusky; seven daughters, Mrs. Carl (Florence) Stansbery of Carey, Mrs. Dorothy Stansbery of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Marvin (Mary Lou) Duffin of Cheboygan, Mich., Mrs. Shirley Rife of Sycamore, Mrs. Gary (Carol) McKee, Mrs.Henry (Linda) Weatherholtz and Mrs. Jane Harding, all of Upper Sandusky; 30 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
The last of her family Mrs. Ritter also was preceded in death by a brother, James Shine; and two sisters, Bessie Miller and Nellie Beidelschies; two sons, Paul and also David, who died in infancy; a daughter, Marguerite Beidelschies; and a great-grandson, Troy Kitzler.
A homemaker, Mrs. Ritter attended Wharton Church of God.
The Rev. Cathy Wirth will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Thursday service in the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Wing at Fairhaven Health Care Community, Upper Sandusky. 

Victor A. Ward
Farmer/Ex-Cell-O Wire retiree
Victor A. Ward, 83, 160 Union St., died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
He was born April 25, 1915, in Leopold, Ind., to Henry and Bertha (Peter) Ward. His wife, Agnes (Tiell) Ward, whom he married Sept. 14, 1946, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, survives.
Other survivors include: five sons, James Ward of New Riegel, John and Thomas Ward, both of Bloomville, and Joseph and Eugene Ward, both of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Julie) Bland of McCutchenville; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Baugher of Tiffin; 15 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Catherine Seifert and Dorothy Fox; and three brothers, August, Norbert and Henry Ward.
A U.S. Army veteran during World War II, Mr. Ward retired from farming and from Ex-Cell-O Wire, where he had been employed as a machine operator. He also worked at Tiffin Developmental Center.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and American Legion Post 354, New Riegel. 
The Rev. James Say will be the celebrant at the 11 a.m. Friday Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the parish Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by New Riegel American Legion Post 354.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

Alexis Rose Gossman
Infant daughter
Alexis Rose Gossman, infant daughter of Chad E. and Valerie J. (Lynch) Gossman of Carey, was stillborn at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. 
Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Gregory and Marcy Lynch; paternal grandparents, Harold ''Ed'' Gossman and Donna Gossman; maternal great-grandparents, Harold J. and Virginia R. Lynch; and paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Gossman, all of Carey.
Preceding her in death were her maternal grandmother, Penny A. Lynch; and paternal great-grandparents, Harold Gossman and James and Fannie May.
Private graveside services were in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Memorials may be made to the Alexis Ross Gossman Memorial Fund, in care of the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, which is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine H. Collet
Former Carey homemaker
Catherine H. Collet, 92, formerly of 425 S. Patterson St., Carey, died in St. Francis Home, Tiffin, at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999.
She was born May 14, 1906, in Kirby, to Joseph A. and Mary C. (Kern) Riedlinger. On April 26, 1927, in St. Mary's Church, Kirby, she married Andrew F. Collet, who died Oct. 2, 1987.
Surviving are: five sons, Nicholas Collet of Tiffin, Joseph Collet of Fostoria, Norman Collet of Upper Sandusky, Henry Collet, also of Tiffin and George Colletof Kirby; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Rausch of Chicago Heights, Ill., and Mrs. Charles (Catherine) Brandt of Tiffin; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances England of Kirby.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Anthony and Donald Collet; two brothers, Joseph and Andrew Riedlinger; and two sisters, Barbara Hunkele and Anna Orians.
A homemaker and 1925 graduate of Salem Centralized School, Mrs. Collet was a member of The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
The Rev. Arthur Young will be the celebrant at the 11 a.m. Friday Funeral Mass in The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, with the Rosary service at 8:30 p.m., followed by Catholic Ladies of Columbia service. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice, St. Francis Home or a charity of the donor's choice.

Ardinelle J. 'Ardi' Stroman
Former Stroman Implement co-owner 
Former Fostoria resident Ardinelle J. ''Ardi'' Stroman, 76, of 1423 Longboat Pt., Inverness, Fla., died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness.
She was born in Hancock County, Dec. 11, 1922, to Willis B. and Lena (Swihart) Thomas. Her husband, Harold R. Stroman, whom she married Sept. 9, 1943, in the Presbyterian Church, Findlay, survives in Inverness.
Other survivors include: a son, H. Robert Stroman of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Ira (Nancy Ann) Stroman Sleasman of Powell, Wyo. and Mrs. Trifon (Marcia Jo) Dalkalitsis of Inverness; six grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Thomas of Findlay; and two sisters, Virginia Snyder of Farmdale and Nelda Thomas of Miami, Fla.
Two brothers, Allan and Ned Thomas, are deceased.
Mrs. Stroman with her husband for 40 years owned and operated Stroman Implement Co. of Fostoria, where she worked as a bookkeeper/secretary.
She was a past member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria, the Fostoria Chapter of ABWA and Lakeland Golf Course.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Debbie Holder officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Cancer Society, 613 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840.

Paul V. Stansberry
Retired grain farmer
Paul V. Stansberry, 87, formerly of 3241 TH 107, Carey, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky.
Born Oct. 11, 1911, in Mifflin Township, Wyandot County, to Leonard and Etta (Musgrave) Stansbery, he married Gertrude M. Ritter, Aug. 24, 1933, in Greenup, Ky. She died Aug. 28, 1992.
Survivors include: three children, Melvin Stansberry Sr. of Carey, Mrs. Charles (Eloise) Harding and Paul ''Pete'' Stansberry Jr., both of Shelby; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and fourstep-great-great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Walter and Alfred Stansbery, both of Upper Sandusky and Howard and Carl Stansbery, both of Carey.
Also deceased are a grandson, Melvin Stansberry Jr.; three brothers, David, Richard and Roy Stansbery; and two sisters, Marritta Stansbery and Clara Mae Benson.
A retired grain farmer, Mr. Stansberry also retired as a machine operator from the National Lime and Stone Co. in Carey after 38 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Brett A. Kelly will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Carey EMS or Dorcas Carey Public Library.

Richard B. Sickels
Retired Ballreich employee
Richard B. Sickels, 58, 424 Clinton Ave., died at 2:21 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin. 
He was born in Trenton, N.J., Jan. 3, 1941, to the late Charles and May (Barton) Sickels. On Nov. 16, 1963, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he married Patricia A. Grieselding. She survives
Survivors also include: his stepmother, Cora Sickels of West Trenton, N.J.; three daughters, Donna L. Halcomb, Cheryl A. and Terri L. Sickels, all of Tiffin; a stepbrother, Allen Worthington of Allentown, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A production supervisor at Ballreich's Potato Chips for 15 years, Mr. Sickels retired in January 1994.
He was a graduate of Ewing High School, West Trenton, and attended Tiffin University.
A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Elks Lodge 94, where he served as exalted ruler 1985-86; Moose Lodge 846 and Mercy Hospital Volunteers.
A Memorial Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Frank A. Murd officiating. The Rosary will be recited at the church at 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
There will be no visitation. The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society of Seneca County or the donor's choice.

Vergie (Tuttle) Triplett
Mason resident
Vergie (Tuttle) Triplett of Mason, Ohio, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 25, 1999.
Survivors include: her husband, Emmitt Triplett; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Teresa) Hodgson; two sisters, Delores Prater and Carlie Tuttle; and a grandchild. 
Two daughters, Carolyn Triplett Sando and Janet Leigh Triplett; eight brothers, Emmitt, Estil, Corbin, Jimmy, Rufas, Dave, Thomas C. and Reuben Triplett; and three sisters, Ada Roberts, Fannie Masley and Minnie Tuttle; are deceased.
Visitation at the Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home, 400 Reading Road, Mason, will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Paul H. Fletcher
Budd Company retiree
Paul H. Fletcher, 73, died at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at his residence at 128 SR 199 North, Carey. 
He was born in Magoffin County, Ky., Sept. 9, 1925, to Simon P. and Cissie (Riley) Fletcher. On Nov. 12, 1945, he married Helen M. Puckett, who died June 28, 1970. He later married Jo Ann M. (Geckle) Conn, Nov. 27, 1971. She survives.
Survivors also include: six daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Connie) Niederkohr of Carey, Mrs. Ken (Shirley) Boes of Fostoria, Mrs. Brad (Teresa) McCormack of Leesville, S.C., Mrs. David (Patricia) Underwood of Upper Sandusky, Gloria Luman and Karen Schneider, both of Fostoria; three sons, Paul R. and David Fletcher, both of Carey, and Stephen Fletcher of Sycamore; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jerold Fletcher of Williamstown, Eugene Fletcher of Vanlue and Ransom Fletcher of Carey; and four sisters, Anita Barnes and Janie Blanton, both of Carey, Lula Riggs of Stockbridge, Mich., and Ressie Pace of Capac, Mich. 
A grandson and 11 brothers and sisters, also are deceased.
Mr. Fletcher, a member of the Protestant Faith, retired in 1991 from the maintenance department at Budd Co. in Carey. He also had worked in the maintenance department at Roppe Rubber in Fostoria and Swan Rubber in Carey.
Services in the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, wil be 11 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Brent McMasters officiating. Interment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Wyandot County Home Health Care.

Marian R. Hamilton
Mother of Tiffin resident
Marian R. Hamilton, 82, formerly of 243 Fox Grove Drive, Centerville, died in the Washington Manor Nursing Home, 7300 McEwen Road, Centerville, at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. 
She was born May 8, 1916, in Willard, to Elzy Mendenhall and Edna (Lyon) Buckingham.
Survivors include: two sons, David A. Martien of Tiffin and John J. Coyle II of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hamilton, a member of the Protestant Faith, was a homemaker and also had worked in the accounting offices at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
She was a high school graduate and attended Tiffin University.
A state and national teacher of bridge, she was a member of the Miami Bridge Club and a Life Master bridge player.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven, 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 a charity of the donor's choice.


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