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Henrietta E. Bonifas
St. Francis Home resident
Henrietta E. Bonifas, 99, formerly of Landeck, Ohio, more recently a resident of St. Francis Home, Tiffin, died at 9:23 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999. She was born Feb. 10, 1900 in Allen County, Ohio to Frank J. and Julia (Kill) Pohlman. On May 14, 1919 she married Linus Bonifas, he died April 6, 1978.
Survivors include: four sons, The Rev. Roger Bonifas of Ottoville, OH., Rufus Bonifas of Delphos, OH., and Ralph and George Bonifas, both of Landeck, OH.; four daughters, Rita Kilbarger of Lancaster, OH., Sister Lucy (Mary) Bonifas OSF of Paducah, KY., Agnes (Eugene) Krietemeyer of Ft. Jennings, OH., and Velma (Arthur) Frei of West Milton, OH.; 27 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: three brothers, I.B. ''Jim'' Pohlman, Francis ''Jake'' Pohlman, and Gerald ''Pete'' Pohlman; and a sister, Margaret Freund; four grandchildren; and a great grandson.
Mrs. Bonifas was a homemaker and member of Landeck St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, and the Landeck 4H advisor for 27 years.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 at Landeck St. John Catholic Church, officiating will be the Rev. Roger Bonifas and the Rev. John Fleck. Burial will be at Landeck St. John's Cemetery.
Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday, at the Kolkmeyer Helmkamp Orians Funeral Home in Delphos, Ohio. A Parish Wake Service will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. A Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia Service will be Sunday at 7:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

William Robert Eshelman
Former Clyde resident
William Robert Esheman, 61, formerly of West Maple St., Clyde, recently living with his daughter in Fremont, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999. He was born June 3, 1937 to Cliff and Pearl (Clause) Eshelman in Clyde, both parents preceded him in death. On April 22, 1957 he married Gweneth (Storer) Eshelman, she died Dec. 24, 1977.
Survivors include: a son, Byron Eshelman of New Knoxville, OH.; two daughters, Mrs. Lynn Monday of Fremont, and Mrs. Marla Eshelman Bump of Columbus; and six grandchildren.
Preceded by a granddaughter, Gweneth Eshelman in 1998.
Mr. Eshelman was a Clyde High School 1956 graduate, a Culligan employee owned and operated with his wife and retired in 1997 and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clyde.
The Rev. Mark Herzog will officiate the 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 graveside service at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clyde.
There are no visitation hours scheduled. 
Memorials may be made to Sandusky County Hospice.

Helen Elaine Clinger
Upper Sandusky resident
Helen Elaine Clinger, 58, of 17243 TH 96, Upper Sandusky, died at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus at 5:22 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999. She was born June 8, 1940 to Harold F. and Flora B. (Gilliland) Sammet in Bucyrus, both parents are deceased. On Sept. 10, 1961 she married John T. Clinger at the First Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky, and he survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters Sheryl E. Clinger, and Jennifer K. Clinger, both of Columbus; a brother, Homer F. Sammet of Lakeland, FL.; three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Lois) Rife, and Mrs. Myron (Maxine) Rife, both of Upper Sandusky, and Ms. Mary Jane Riley of Canton.
Preceded in death was a sister Kathleen. 
Mrs. Clinger was a 1958 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, a homemaker, she also helped with the family farm. Memberships included: Life member of the First Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky, where she sang in the choir, and served on the church council; member Lutheran Church Women and past president twice; Oredr of Eastern Star 366; Past Worthy Matron and Past Deputy Grand Matron 1976; Wyandot County Ladies Shrine Club; Theta Court Shrine, Columbus; Country Modern Mothers League, Mifflin Twp.; State Soil and Water Conservation Auxiliary; Advisory Board of International Order of Rainbow for Girls; Precinct worker at election polls; helped serve many Men's Luncheon at the church, and she also had worked for Koehler Drug Store, Upper Sandusky for 10 years.
The Rev. Robert Gordon will officiate the 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 service at the First Lutheran Church of Upper Sandusky. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, Mifflin Twp.
Visitation hours are 1-5 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 at the Bringman-Clark & Co. Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Order of Eastern Star Memorial will be held Sunday at 8:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church, Wyandot County Heart Support Group or Ohio State University Hospital.

Alice L. Leffler
Mother of Tiffin resident
Alice L. Leffler, 92, formerly of Clover Ave, Marion, more recently from SunRise Care Center, Marion, died at 1:05 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 1999. She was born Sept. 4, 1906 to Frank and Emma (Kuhner) Augenstein. On Oct. 10, 1929 she married Clifford R. Leffler in Waldo, Ohio, and he died Feb. 2, 1986.
Survivors include: a son, John A. (Linda) Leffler of Sterling Heights, MI.; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Jane) Winters of Tiffin, and Mrs. Marvin (Sandy) McFann of Marion; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death were: two brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Leffler worked as a credit clerk for the Marion Credit Bureau and a member of: the Emanuel Church; Emanuel Quilting Group; Marion Senior Citizens; Marion Senior Citizens Band; and the Emanuel Lutheran Circle.
The Rev. J. Weston Jones will officiate the 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 service at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Waldo Cemetery.
Visitation hours are from 2-5 p.m., Sunday at the Denzer Farison Hottinger Funeral Home, Marion.
Memorials may be made to: Emanuel Lutheran Church; SunRise Care Center Activities Fund and/or Betty Jane Rehabilitation Center.

Gwendolyn M. Bulkowski
Airfoil Textron retiree
Gwendolyn M. Bulkowski, 69, of Northview Drive, Fostoria, died at 7:26 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
She was born in Fostoria, March 7, 1929, to the late Stanley and Louise (Reicherd) Wolfelt. On Sept. 4, 1954, in Angola, Ind., she married Eugene W. Bulkowski. He died Oct. 19, 1991.
Surviving are three sons, James Cooper of Mansfield and Scott and Terry Bulkowski, both of Fostoria; two daughters, Debra Hill of Fostoria and Mrs. Greg (Tracy) Jolliff of Forest; a sister, Mrs. John (Barbara) Conrad of Fremont; nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Cindy Lou Cooper, and a brother, Harold Wolfelt.
Mrs. Bulkowski, a 1947 graduate of Fostoria High School, retired in 1983 from Airfoil Textron, Fostoria, after 26 years of service.
She attended the Hope Lutheran Church and was a member of the Fostoria Senior Citizens and Ladies of the Moose, all of Fostoria.
There will be no services or visitation. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Janet L. Wilson
Common Pleas Court administrator
Janet L. Wilson, 42, died at 12:16 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at her home at 643 N. Water St.
She was born in Tiffin, April 13, 1956, to Harry Jr. and Jane (Roberts) Miller. They survive in Tiffin. Her husband, Richard A. Wilson, whom she married Dec. 5, 1975, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin, also survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Amy J. Wilson, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Sue) Ballreich and Mrs. Denny (Ann) Dean, both of Tiffin; three brothers, Joe Miller of Van Buren, Tom Miller of Boonville, Ind. and Mike Miller of Tiffin.
A sister, Karen Miller, is deceased.
Mrs. Wilson, a graduate of Columbian High School, had been employed as a court administrator for the Seneca County Common Pleas Court for the past 10 years. She also served as Tiffin City Council Woman at Large for the past five years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
A funeral Mass in the Ohio Memorial Chapel at the Tiffin Developmental Center will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Richard Dunn as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 10:45 a.m Wednesday at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Hope House, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44101.

Rose Marie Heydinger
Homemaker/cake decorator 
Rose Marie Heydinger, 60, of SR 103, New Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at her home following an illness of two years.
She was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Plymouth, to the late Mike and Mary (Arcita) Fenner. On April 27, 1957, she married William Heydinger, who survives.
Survivors also include: three sons, Mark Heydinger of Tiro, Steve Heydinger of Norwalk and Kevin Heydinger, also of Tiro; three daughters, Cheryl Rietschlin of Crestline, Beth Hass of Tiro and Patti Cok of Willard; 16 grandchildren; and a son-in-law and his wife.
Preceding her death were a daughter, Jatonda Heydinger Baxter and a grandson, Joshua William Heydinger. 
Mrs. Heydinger, a homemaker and cake decorator at her home, was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Tiro and its Altar Rosary Society.
She also was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Washington.
A funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Dendinger officiating. Burial will be in the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, North Auburn.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Secor Funeral Home, New Washington, where a Prayer service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church of the donor's choice for the sick and needy.

Vickie Ann Melroy
Heinzerling Center resident
Word has been received of the death of Vickie Ann Melroy, 38, who died at 12 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at the Heinzerling Center, Columbus.
She was born Dec. 2, 1961, to John L. and Karen S. Melroy, who survive. Also surviving are a brother, Kenneth Eugene; maternal grandfather, Donald S. Ziessler of Findlay; paternal grandparents, Laura F. Melroy of Michigan, John B. and Marilyn Melroy of Fremont and aunts, uncles and several nieces and nephews. 
There will be no services as Miss Melroy's body has been donated.
Memorials may be made to the Heinzerling Center, 1755 Heinzerling Drive, Columbus, OH 43223; Just For Kids, in care of Greg and Julie Clouse, Tiffin; or the Autumnwood Auxiliary. 

John D. Brutcher
Former Sohio Station owner/operator
John D. Brutcher, 72, of 182 Thomas St. Apt. B., Fremont, died at 12:48 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in the Emergency Room of Memorial Hospital, Fremont.
He was born in Clyde, Dec. 10, 1926, to John D. and Ethel (Dearsman) Brutcher. His wife, Barbara Jayne (Brown) Brutcher, whom he married Sept. 10, 1948, in Green Springs Methodist Church, survives.
Other survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Karen) Wasserman, Rita Terry and Christine Whitman, all of Fremont and Marcia Autullo of Tiffin; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; two brothers, Ronald Brutcher of Martensville, Va. and Robert Brutcher of Monroeville; and a sister, Kathurn Ritchey of Clyde.
Preceding him in death were a sister, Pauline Hirt and a brother, Doyle Lemar Brutcher, who died several months after birth.
Mr. Brutcher, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, retired from Woodall Industry in Fremont. At the time of his death he was employed part-time as a night watchman at Gottron Brothers of Fremont.
He also owned and operated Brutcher Sohio Station in Old Fort for 15 years and many years ago was employed at Bendix Corp., Clyde.
An avid golfer, he was a member of Old Fort United Methodist Church and the Fremont Moose. He had attended Clyde High School.
Memorial graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Green Springs Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by a military chaplain.
There will be no visitation. The Turner-Engle Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Donald R. Straub Sr.
Bricklayer/Straub's tavern owner
Donald R. Straub Sr., 73, 104 Industrial Ave., died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
He was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Tiffin, to Henry John and Amelia (Klingshirn) Straub. On Aug. 6, 1949, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, he married Annabelle Grieselding, who survives.
Survivors also include: two sons, Steven Straub of Old Fort and Timothy Straub of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Lori Ann Staub of Toledo; six brothers, Charles, Henry Jr. and Lloyd Straub, all of Tiffin, Clarence Straub of McCutchenville, Robert Straub of Bettsville and Albert Straub of North Carolina; six sisters, Helen Bradal and Dorothy Lake, both of Tiffin, Florence Creeger of Port Clinton, Marie Kizer of Bettsville, Rosemary Huff of Fostoria and Bernice Payne of California; and three grandchildren.
A son, Donald Straub Jr.; three brothers, Paul, John and William Straub; and a sister, Margaret Straub, also are deceased.
Mr. Straub, the owner of Straub's Tavern since 1982, started in October of 1951 as a member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Union and was a 40-year member.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II in the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 11th Airborne Division.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, United Commercial Travelers, where he was a 30 year member; the Golden Age Eagle Aerie 402 and a life member of both AMVETS Post 48 and VFW Post 2858.
Monsignor Edward Dunn will be the celebrant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday Memorial Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited 15 minutes prior to the Mass on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.
Per Mr. Straub's request, there will be no visitation. The Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Patricia A. Stokes
Retired auditor's office secretary/clerk
Patricia A. Stokes, 71, of George Street, Clyde, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.
Born March 22, 1927, in Clyde, to Hollis and Margaret (Gallagher) Rathbun, she married LaMar Stokes, Sept. 29, 1951. He survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard Stokes of Fremont, William Stokes of Clyde and Jeffery Stokes of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Julie Ann Yates of Clyde; two brothers, Thomas Rathbun of Clyde and William Rathbun of Bellevue; and five grandchildren.
A 1945 graduate of Clyde High School, Mrs. Stokes retired in 1995 from the Sandusky County Auditor's Office, where she had been employed as a secretary and clerk. She was formerly employed at Clyde Savings Bank.
She was a life-time resident of Clyde and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Jeff Nordhaus officiating. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde. 
There will be no visitation. The Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Sandusky County Hospice, South Main Street, Clyde.

Anna Beranidine Bauman
Retired packing company employee
Anna Beranidine Bauman, 78, of 14672 E. TR 136, Bellevue, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. 
She was born in Marywood, May 28, 1920, to Fred and Emma (Ausberger) Bauman.
Survivors include: a brother, Joseph F. Bauman, two sisters, Mary C. Dick and Ruth E. Bauman, all of Bellevue and several nieces and nephews.
Miss Bauman, a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Marywood, and its Alter Rosary Society, retired in 1971 from Zehiner Packing Co. She enjoyed crocheting.
The Rev. William Hoyng will be the celebrant at the 11 a.m. Friday Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. 

Steven M. Hussey
Service station employee
Steven M. Hussey, 51, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at his residence at 202 Clay St., Carey.
He was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Findlay, to Robert and Dorothy (Spitler) Hussey. His father survives.
His wife, Deb (Odone) Hussey, whom he married May 9, 1970, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, also survives.
Other survivors include a daughter Tonia M. Hussey of Walnut Creek, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. James (Sandra) Ulrich of Petersburg, Mich.; and 12 nieces and nephews.
His mother, a sister, Kyle and a brother Rick, also are deceased. 
Mr. Hussey, a 1966 Carey High School graduate, worked with his father at Hussey's Service Station in Carey.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was a member of Black-Lamberjack VFW Post 3759 and bowled in the Tuesday night league at Mt. Idy Lanes, both of Carey.
A Service of Remembrance will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, with the Rev. Peter Damian Massengill officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.

Richard G. Whitmer
American Standard retiree
Richard G. Whitmer, 65, 439 S. Jefferson St., died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at his residence.
He was born in Tiffin, May 21, 1933, to the late Bryan Jennings and Helen L. (Mathias) Whitmer.
Surviving are two sons, Richard G. Whitmer Jr. of Findlay and Brent J. Whitmer of Tiffin; two daughters, Terri Urban of Akron and Lori Taylor of Tiffin; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Bryon J. Whitmer Jr. of Waterville and John A. Whitmer of California; and three sisters, Louise C. Terry of Tiffin, Sandra Lee Rohrbach of Newark and Barbara E. Keene of Toledo.
Also preceding him in death were a son, Edward B. Whitmer; and three brothers, William H., Donald T. and Gerald A. Whitmer.
Mr. Whitmer, who had attended local schools, retired from the American Standard.
An Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he had served in England.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, VFW Post 2858 and D.A.V. Chapter 34, where he had served as past commander and was a life member.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gail Angel officiating.
There will be no visitation. The Turner-Engle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice or the church.

Mary I. (Metzger) Frankenfield
Wyandot County native
Mary I. (Metzger) Frankenfield, 97, of 1170 W. Mansfield St., Bucyrus, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Heartland of Bucyrus.
She was born Aug. 10, 1901, in Wyandot County, to John W. and Sarah (Goodman) Fritz. On June 22, 1919, she married Ray J. Metzger. She later married Ray C. Frankenfield March 27, 1948. Both husbands preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four sons, Donald Metzger of Albuquerque, N.M., James Metzger of Ashland, George Metzger of North Robinson and Robert Metzger of Montclair, Calif.; three daughters, Waunita Howard and Bonnie Whited, both of Bucyrus and Frances Way of Newport News, Va.; 30 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Gulick of Galion. 
A son, Ralph Metzger; a daughter, Genevieve Kroenberger; three brothers, two sisters, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren, are deceased.
Mrs. Frankenfield, a lifelong Bucyrus area resident, was a member of the First Alliance Church. She enjoyed playing scrabble, crocheting and doing crafts.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Wise Funeral- Home, Bucyrus, with the Rev. William Strader Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Brokensword Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. 
Memorials may be made to the church, in care of the Wise Funeral Home, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus, OH 44820.

Lindsay Ferguson Jr.
Coal miner/Ford Motor Co. retiree
Lindsay Ferguson Jr., 79, a resident of Eaglewood Care Center, Carey, died there at 5:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
He was born March 5, 1919, in Mann, W.Va., to Lindsey Sr. and Stella Mae (Damron) Ferguson. On Dec. 27, 1937, in Pike County, Ky., he married Opal Marie Cox, who preceded him in death Jan. 14, 1986. 
Surviving are six sons, Edgar Ray Ferguson of El Paso, Texas, Allen Eugene Ferguson of Carey, Joseph Frederick Ferguson of Upper Sandusky, Gary Bennett Ferguson of Clyde, Jeffery Michael Ferguson of Den- ver, Colo. and Donald R. Lawrence of Bettsville; three daughters, Edna Mae Jackson of Fostoria, Kathy Diane Ferguson of Lexington, Ky. and Karen D. Markwell of New Boston, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia Kitchen of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Also preceding him in death were a son, Larry Gail Ferguson; four brothers, Robert Lee, Ezra McClellan, Joseph Frederick and William Lenord Ferguson; and three sisters, Ruby Ferguson, Goldie Allen and Juanita Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson, a member of the Southern BaptistChurch, retired after 19 years as a coal miner and mine foreman, from the Island Creek Coal Co., Itam, W.Va. He also retired as a die cast operator, from the Ford Motor Co., Sandusky, where he had been employed for 20 1/2 years.
A life member of the Masonic Temple/Lodge, he served as an auxiliary military policeman for two years at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Md., during World War II.
The Rev. Walker Harris will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Friday graveside service in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Franklin Furnace, Ohio. 
Visitation at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, will be 2-5 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Evelyn Corrine Sopher
RCA retiree
Evelyn Corrine Sopher, 85, a resident of the Wyandot County Nursing Home, rural Upper Sandusky, for- merly of 129 Dow St., Carey, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
She was born Aug. 2, 1913, in Amanda Township, Vanlue, to John Ammon and Laura (Buckingham) Hendricks. Her husband, Frederick Edward Sopher, whom she married Nov. 25, 1936, died June 28, 1990.
A son, Louis Buckingham of Dayton, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two step-great- grandchildren survive.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Frederick Eugene and Harvey John Sopher; and all her brothers, Eugene, Porter, Elba, Fred and Frank Hendricks.
Mrs. Sopher, a 70-year member of Christ Evange- list Lutheran Church, Carey, retired from the former R.C.A., now Harris Corp, Findlay.
She was a member of the W.B.A. Women's Benefit Association, I.B.E.W.-International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Carey Band Mothers.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Christ Evangelist Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul DeMoss officiating. Interment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the Beach Funeral Home, Carey, will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and at the church one hour before the service on Friday.
Memorials may be made to the church.


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