|Agnes C. Ward
Mercy Hospital retiree
Agnes C. Ward, 75, 160 Union St., died at 6:21 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21,
1999, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
She was born in rural Bascom, April 8, 1923, to Frank and Adeline (Rogier)
Tiell. On Sept. 14, 1946, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, she
married Victor A. Ward, who preceded her in death Jan. 26.
Surviving are: 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; two sisters, Mrs.
Frank (Mary Jo) Frisch and Oleta Reinhart, both of Tiffin; a brother, Gerald
Tiell of Tiffin; 15 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death was a brother, Ernest Tiell.
Mrs. Ward, an avid bingo player, retired as head housekeeper in 1988,
from Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, where she had been employed for 28 years.
She was a member of the New Riegel American Legion Auxiliary, the Senior
Citizens, Daughters of Isabella, St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Rosary-Altar
Society. She also served as a volunteer at St. Paul's Sharing Kitchen and
at Mercy Hospital.
A funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church will be 11 a.m. Wednesday,
with the Rev. James Steinle as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at
the church at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today, where New Riegel American Legion Auxiliary services will be at 8:30
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Seneca County
or a charity of the donor's choice.
Clarence J. 'Red' Vidoni
Clarence J. ''Red'' Vidoni, 91, of Ellenton, Fla., died Friday, Feb.
19, 1999, in Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.
He was born in Tiffin and came to Manatee County from Hobart, Ind.
Survivors include: two nieces, Karen Clementz of Cridersville and Carolyn
O'Rourke of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two nephews, Lysle Shaw of Greenwood,
Ind. and Richard Croll of Charlotte, N.C.
Mr. Vidoni, a retired brick mason, was a member of Holy Cross Catholic
A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Holy Cross Catholic
Church, 504 26th St. W., Palmetto, Fla., with the Rev. Nicanor Lobato officiating.
Burial will be in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, Fla.
Visitation at the Ellenton Funeral Home and Crematory, 3411 US Hwy.
361, Ellenton, Fla., is 6-8 p.m. today, with the Rosary service at 7:30
Memorials may be made to the church or Meals on Wheels Plus, 811 23rd
Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208.
Retired Seneca East teacher
Jeanne-Marie Dom, 73, 370 Walker St., died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
21, 1999, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Lucas County, Toledo, where
she had been a patient for six days.
She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Toledo, to Clarence and Marie (Bolack)
Muntz. Her husband, Harry Allan Dom, whom she married Feb. 9, 1947, in
Augsburg Lutheran Church, Toledo, survives.
Survivors also include: three children, Deborah Ann Dom of Perrysburg,
Dennis Allan Dom of Tiffin and and Darcy Annette Dom of Columbus; four
grandchildren; and a sister, Betty-Ruth Raygor of St. Paul, Minn.
A retired school teacher, having taught in the Seneca East Schools,
Mrs. Dom was a graduate of the Toledo Schools. She received her bachelor's
of education degree from the University of Toledo in 1947, and also received
the Activity Award in her class.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Y-Wives, Seneca County
Genealogy Society, Women's Honor Society ''Peppers'' (now Mortar Board),
the Tiffin Republican Women, where she served as past chairman and the
American Association of University Women, where she was past president.
The Rev. John Ferne will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service
in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn 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 the 32nd Degree Masonic Leaning Center for
Michael E. Huffman
Roppe Corp. employee
Michael E. Huffman, 49, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at his residence
at 831 Central Ave., Fostoria.
He was born in Tiffin, Oct. 4, 1949, to the late Paul W. and Naomi
(McCoy) Huffman. On Oct. 10, 1967, in Tiffin, he married Diane L. Leisenring,
who survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a son, Jerry L. Huffman of Toledo; a daughter,
Jodi L. Moran of Risingsun; eight brothers, Robert W., Terry A., Dennis
W. Lynn E., Lee R. and Mark A. Huffman, all of Tiffin, Paul W. Huffman
Jr. of Norfolk, Va. and Tim L. Huffman, also of Tiffin; three sisters,
Mrs. Howard (Barb) Flood of Bloomville, Glenna J. Cantrell of Fostoria
and Mrs. Rick (Sheri) Swavel of Upper Sandusky; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Huffman, a member of Fostoria Moose Lodge, worked in the shipping
department at Roppe Corp., Fostoria, where he had been employed for 31
Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is 6-7 p.m. today,
followed by the service at 7 p.m..
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Richard J. Camp
Richard J. Camp, 76, formerly of Hickory Street, Clyde and Custar,
Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in the Arbors of Clyde.
Born in Cleveland, May 3, 1922, to Clinton and Lucinda (Smith) Camp,
he first married Ruth Kaiser, who died in 1958. His second wife, Deloris
(Tapp) Camp, died in 1960. His third wife, Doris (Johenn) Camp, survives
Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Henry (Doris) Bonnigson, Mrs.
Thomas(Virginia) Rich and Mrs. Herbert( Carol) Foos, all of Fremont and
Mrs. Phillip (Agnes) LaPlante of Oregon, Ohio.
Three brothers, Donald, David and Duane Camp, also are deceased.
Mr. Camp, a graduate of East Townsend High School, Collins, was a self-employed
A World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran, he was a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Fremont; Clyde Eagles, the Carpenter's Union, Toledo and
St. Louis Catholic Church, Custar.
The Rev. Patrick Rohen will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Friday Funeral Mass
in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont. Interment will be in St. Joseph
Catholic Cemetery, Fremont.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, at the Mitchell-Auxter
Funeral Home, Clyde, where a Christian Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's School Endowment or St. Joseph
High School Endowment, Fremont.
Charles P. Gittinger
Charles P. Gittinger, 36, of Anderson, Ind., died Sunday, Feb. 21,
1999, in Anderson.
He was born Dec. 31, 1962, in Sandusky, to Paul F. and Judith A. (Lohman)
Gittinger. His father and step-mother, Virginia Gittinger, survive in Granger,
Ind. and his mother survives in Fremont. He was divorced.
Other survivors include: a son and daughter, Charles P. II and Leighann
Gittinger, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; his grandfather, Glenn Gittinger
of Sandusky; a brother, Curtis A. Gittinger of Toledo; two sisters, Chrystal
Gittinger and Mrs. Dennis (Colleen) Richards, both of Fremont; and nieces
Mr. Gittinger, a 1981 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and Ivy
Tech College in Indiana, was employed as a computer technician/repairman.
He was a member of the National Rifle association and the National
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John's United Church
of Christ, Milan, Ohio. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation at the Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs will be
2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the family or a charity of the donor's choice.
Donna Graber, 84, of Lewis Street, Fostoria, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 22, 1999, at her son's home in New Riegel.
She was born April 30, 1914, in Kansas, Ohio, to Arthur and Bessie
(Rausher) Humbert. Her husband, Delbert D. Graber, whom she married Feb.
8, 1935, in Bettsville, preceded her in death May 10, 1994.
Survivors include: two sons, Donald Graber of Mansfield and Robert
Graber of New Riegel; a daughter, Mary Gobel of Findlay; a half-brother,
Arthur Humbert of Meeker, Colo.; a sister, Lois Smith of Findlay; a step-sister,
Doris Musbah of Texas; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A brother, Lloyd Humbert, also is deceased.
Mrs. Graber, a homemaker, was a member of Kansas United Methodist Church,
where she served as secretary/treasurer, Sunday School teacher and member
of its United Methodist Women.
She was a 1932 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School.
The Rev. Ivan Schwenn will conduct the 10:30 a.m. Saturday service
in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Kansas
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Seneca County.
Zelcia A. Snyder
Zelcia A. Snyder, 97, died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in
Autumnwood Care Center, where she had resided since Jan. 15, 1997.
She was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, March 25, 1901, to James and Abby
(Ruse) Rhoades. Her first husband, Arthur Jenkins, died July 4, 1966. She
later married Ralph Snyder, who also is deceased.
Surviving are four daughters of her first marriage: Mrs. Dale (Geneva)
Larick, Medreth Scheer and Madeline Carr, all of Tiffin and Mrs. Pat (Cleo)
Riley of Carabelle, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Grace (Jenkins) Karns;
twograndchildren; two brothers and three sisters.
A homemaker, Mrs. Snyder had lived in the Tiffin area for 35 years.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Dr. Robert Buckley officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant
Visitation at the funeral home is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of
the donor's choice.
James Blair Patterson
James Blair Patterson suffered a massive heart attack and had a one
car accident at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, near his home in Cold Spring,
He was born in Tiffin and had formerly lived in San Francisco, Calif.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa L. (Mann) Patterson; two sons, Bob
M. of San Diego, Calif. and Blair P. of Manhattan, N.Y.; a daughter, Katie
of San Francisco; his parents, Jeanette and Blair Patterson of Beach Haven
Terrace, N.J.; and a brother, Tom H. of Cleveland, Tenn.
His aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Don Bero, reside in Tiffin.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he received his master's
degree from Michigan State University and had a career in retail management.
Mr. Patterson was former vice president of Woolworth and Co. of Manhattan
and was currently employed as vice president of Opportunities Plus Inc.
of Yonkers, N.Y.
He was a member of Danoille Presbyterian Church, Danville, Calif. and
had served in the U.S. Army Reserves in Queens, N.Y.
Services were Sunday on Long Beach Island, N.J. Burial and services
also will be in San Francisco.
Dora E. Waire
Former Tiffin area homemaker
Dora E. Waire, 92, died at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in St.
Catherine's of Fostoria, where she had resided since 1989.
She was born near Republic, Feb. 27, 1906, to Clinton and Anna (Weiker)
Moyer. On April 28, 1923, in Tiffin, she married Lawrence Waire, who died
July 16, 1980.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Lucille) Dayton of Tiffin;
a grandson, William Dayton, also of Tiffin; and a sister, Irene Powell
Three brothers, Ray, Arthur and Dwight Moyer; and five sisters, Vera
Powers, Esta Bordner, Ada Girton, Letha Mason and Gladys Waire, also are
A homemaker, Mrs. Waire was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.
She had lived most of her life in the Tiffin area.
The Rev. William Smith will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Friday
service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Jacob's
Visitation at the funeral home is 6-8 p.m. today and one hour before
the service on Friday.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ Endowment
Loraine G. Quail
Former Mifflin Township resident, Loraine G. Quail, 90, died at 9:05
a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in the Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper
Sandusky, where she resided.
She was born Jan. 16, 1909, in Salem Township, Wyandot County, to Delmar
and Hattie S. (Welker) Trachsel. Her husband, Vesper Quail, whom she married
May 17, 1930, preceded her in death May 19, 1984.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Yingling of Schenectady,
N.Y.; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kail Trachsel
of Nevada; and a sister, Eleanor Ruffner of Elyria.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Ray and Loyal and three
sisters, Velma White, Gwyneth Armstrong and Romaine Pfeifer.
Mrs. Quail, a homemaker, with her husband operated their family farm
in Mifflin Township.
A graduate of Salem Township High School, rural Upper Sandusky, she
had attended Bowling Green State University where she received her teaching
Most recently she was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Upper
Sandusky and had been a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church, where
she was a Sunday School teacher.
Services in the Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky,
will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Robert Gordon officiating. Interment
will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 11 a.m. Friday until time of
Memorials may be made to the Wyandot County Heart Support Group or
Floyd A. Sholl
Retired Mold Presser
Floyd A. Sholl, 88, of 11522 Fairway Ave., Brooksville, Fla., formerly
of 94 W. Market St., Tiffin, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999 at
Mercy Hospital. He was born March 25, 1910, to Alfred and Ethel (Corfman)
Sholl. In 1927 he married Gladys Blott. She died March 10, 1982. His second
marriage was to Hester Nester. she died in October 1997.
Surviving include two sons, David and Donald Sholl, both of Tiffin;
a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Norma) Alley of Tiffin; seven grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Yvonne and
Mr. Sholl was a mold presser for 40 years for Sterling Grinding Wheel,
retiring in 1974. He was of the Lutheran faith.
There will be no funeral or visitation. Burial will be at Greenlawn
Cemetery at a later date. Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is in charge
of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Mary 'Joan' Wolph
Carbon Credit Union employee
Mary ''Joan'' Wolph, 77, formerly of 930 Springville Ave., currently
St. Catherine's, Fostoria, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999,
in Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born March 1, 1921, in Fostoria
to Edmund B. and Corinne H. (Bisner) Lonsway, both deceased. On June 28,
1941 she married George R. Wolph in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a son, Thomas Wolph of California; two daughters,
Sharyn Huffman of Pennsylvania and Cecelia Tasker of Fostoria; four brothers,
Wilfred Lonsway of Fostoria, Eugene Lonsway of Ashland, Gerald Lonsway
of Tennessee and Donald Lonsway of North Carolina; three sisters, Rita
Snodgrass of Paulding, Marie Elchert of Upper Sandusky and Erma McGrain
of New Riegel; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were three sisters, Norma Lehmann, Lucille Yeager
and Katherine Opp; and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Wolph was a 1939 graduate of St. Wendelin High School. She worked
as a bookkeeper for Carbon Employee's Credit Union, Fostoria. Memberships
included St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Fostoria Women's Club.
The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Catholic
Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.
Visitation hours are 6-9 tonight in Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.
A Christian Wake service will be at 8:30. The Rosary will be recited at
10 a.m. Saturday in the church.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Jennie E. Sherman
Green Springs resident
Jennie E. Sherman, 80, 223 E. Adams St., Green Springs, died Feb. 8,
1999. She was born Feb. 27, 1918, to Clifford and Pearl Mae (Weihl) Lee
Sr. On Dec. 16, 1937, she married Howard Sherman. He is deceased.
Survivors include a son, Richard L. Sherman of Bucyrus; two brothers,
Clifford Lee Jr. and Earlie Lee, both of Green Springs; three sisters,
Ada Mae Gittinger, Iva Laux and Sally Day, all of Green Springs; five grandchildren
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a son, Dennis H. Sherman, and a brother,
Mrs. Sherman was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Green Springs.
Pastor Rueben Leuthold will conduct the 2:30 p.m. Sunday memorial service
at the Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice
Tiffin resident's mother
Elizabeth Humphrey, 77, of Louisville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 16,
1999 following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Canton
to Leonard and Margaret (Ivon) Henzel. On March 18, 1949, she married Hugh
Humphrey. He survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, James Humphrey of Louisville, Ron
Humphrey of Snohornish, Wash., Charles Humphrey of Louisville and Ken Humphrey
of Akron; three daughters, Nancy (James) Latza of Lakewood, Sandra Humphrey
of Akron and Darlene (Craig) Laubender of Tiffin; five sisters, Margaret
Repasky of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Christine Katusin of Canton, Josephine
Tucci of Canton, Mary Jane Rodgers of Florida and Pauline Henzel of Massillon;
a brother, Leonard Henzel of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a twin sister, Veronica
Mrs. Humphrey was an army veteran of World War II, serving in the WACs,
a member of the VFW Post 3747 and the American Legion Post 548. She was
a member of the Center Church of the Brethren in Louisville.
Services were Feb. 18 in the Center of the Brethren in Louisville,
with Pastor Wayne Brockway officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Stark County Association for Retarded
Citizens in her memory.
Harvey Thomas Valentine
Brother of Tiffin woman
Harvey Thomas Valentine, 75, of Massillon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb.
He was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Arcadia, Ohio, to the late Minnie (Bradley)
and John Valentine of Bloomville.
He is survived by: his wife, Alice (Reiderman) Valentine of Massillon,
Ohio; a son, Larry Valentine of Willard, Ohio; a daughter, Lisa O'Millian
of McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey; a step-son, J. Bradley House of
Euclid, Ohio; 3 grandsons; a brother, Mervin Valentine of Midland, Texas;
three sisters, Cleone Lynn of Santa Clara, Calif., Sue Beeman of Centre,
Ala., and Leona Miller of Tiffin, Ohio; and 5 nieces and 9 nephews.
Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Ernest and Raymond Valentine,
and a sister, Cleora Kaizer.
Mr. Valentine was retired from Standard Oil of Ohio.
The funeral will be at noon March 6 at St. Mary's Church, 726 First
St., NE, Massillon, Ohio. Burial will be March 7 at St. Mary's Cemetery,
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. March 5 at Heiter's Funeral Home, 5850
Wales Rd., NW, Massillon, Ohio.
Lester E. Martin
Whirlpool maintenance worker
Lester E. Martin, 66, of Arch Street, Clyde, Ohio, died at 11:55 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at his residence after a month-long illness.
He was born April 29, 1932, in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late Lester and
Ada (McLaughlin) Martin. On June 6, 1953, he married Beatrice Gibbs, who
He is survived by: 2 sons, Steve of Clyde and Doug of Wooster; two
daughters, Deborah Hatfield of Fremont and Mrs. Tim (Mary) Craig of Clyde;
6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles of Largo, Fla.,
and a sister, Vera May Nickle of Huron, Ohio.
A brother, Royce Martin, preceded him in death.
Mr. Martin attended Sandusky schools and was an Army veteran of the
Korean Conflict. A member of the Clyde Eagles, he had worked 44 years in
the maintenance department of the Whirlpool Corporation.
The Rev. Arthur ''Bud'' Gibbs will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday
at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Burial will be in Bakertown
Cemetery, rural Clyde. Military graveside services will be provided by
the American Legion and VFW, both of Clyde.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sandusky County Hospice.
Naomi Louise Hardesty
Former State Hospital employee
Naomi Loise Hardesty, 60, of 16 S. Douglas St., Bloomville, Ohio, died
at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 1999, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
She was born Nov. 16, 1938, in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late David and
Gertrude (Kelso) Doughty.
She is survived by: a son, Paul ''Luke'' Hardesty of Tiffin, Ohio;
a daughter, Melinda Lee Miller of Fostoria, Ohio; one grandchild; a brother,
John Doughty of California; and 4 sisters, Ginger Davis and Trudy Keels,
both of Texas, Frances Kirnich of Ohio and Shirley Cline of Oregon.
One grandson is deceased.
Mrs. Hardesty was a former therapeutic worker at the State Hospital,
A memorial service will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hoffmann-Gottfried
Funeral Home, Tiffin.
Visitation will be noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to her family.
Resident of Carrothers
Vivian Patrick, 74, of 8744 S. SR 4, Carrothers, Ohio, died at 9:10
a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Altercare Nursing Home, Bucyrus.
She was born May 16, 1924, to the late Homer and Sarah Etta (Davis)
Lykins. On Sept. 2, 1943, she married Edward Patrick, who preceded her
in death April 1, 1998.
Survivors include: four daughters, Janet Stahl of Carrothers, Mrs.
Gary (Stella) Sprague of Greenwich, Sarah Patrick of Carrothers, and Mrs.
Loren (Marquita) Smith of Moorehead, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;
3 brothers, Lionel, Vernon and Donald Lykins of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Shelby,
Ohio, and Moorehead, Ky., respectively; a sister, Patricia Sesco of Galion,
Ohio; and a half-sister, Frankie Picklesimer of Willard.
She was preceded in death by: 2 daughters, Georgia Lovell and Deborah
Patrick; a brother, Homer Lykins, Jr.; 2 sisters, Olivia Turner and Slyvia
Mackey; and 2 half-sisters, Dixie Whitl and Iris Lykins.
Mrs. Patrick worked for Swan Rubber Co. in Bucyrus for 6 years, 1957-63,
and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Carrothers.
Pastor Edward Kraft will preside at funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Monday
at the church, in Carrothers. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, New
Visitation will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Lindsey-Foos-Karcher
Funeral Service of Attica is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Eugene E. Wise
Retired farmer/lumber employee
Eugene E. Wise, 73, of E. Reed Township Road 8, Attica, Ohio, died
Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Omar, Ohio, Joseph and Esther F. (Brown)
Wise. He married Lenore M. Spackey on Oct. 4, 1950, in Republic, Ohio,
and she survives.
Also surviving are: a son and a daughter, David E. Wise and Louise
Kaiser, both of Attica; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother,
Vincent Wise of Bellevue; and two sisters, Theresa C. Proctor and Eileen
Reinhart, both of Tiffin.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a son, Robert Dale Wise;
a granddaughter; two brothers, Walter and Richard Wise; and a sister, Florence
Mr. Wise was a retired farmer and currently worked for Bernard Lumber
in Attica. A former Reed Township Trustee, he was a member of Reed Assumption
Catholic Church. His hobbies were clocks and restoring old tractors.
The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Prayers will
be recited before the funeral at 9:45 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Foos and Son Funeral
Home, 311 W. Main, Bellevue, where a wake service will take place at 8:30
Memorials may be made to Seneca County Hospice.
Former Seneca County resident
Word has been received of the death of Ralph J. Kimmet, 91, of Sun
City, Ariz., and formerly of Tiffin, who died Friday morning, February
26, 1999, in a nursing home in Sun City.
He was born in Seneca County June 7, 1907, to George and Loretta (Sendelbach)
Kimmet. They precede him in death. In March 1948, he married Margaret Bechtel
in St. Joseph Catholic Church, and she also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: three brothers, Alfred of Gibsonburg, and Jerome
and Norbert of Tiffin; and two sisters, Marguerite Boes of Tiffin and Genevieve
Holman of Rising Sun.
Mr. Kimmet retired from National Machinery in 1972 and moved to Sun
He was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Sun City and a former
member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.
A funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Clement Catholic Church,
Sun City, with burial in the church cemetery. A memorial Mass will be 10:30
a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Dunn officiating.
Gilbert L. Shellhouse
Former area resident
Gilbert L. Shellhouse, 83, of Wellington, died Wednesday, Feb. 24,
1999, in Palm Springs, Calif.
He was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Sycamore, to Klahr and Margaret (Delaplane)
Shellhouse. They both preceed him in death. Also preceeding him in death
are two wives: Martha in 1974, and Frances in 1985.
He is survived by: a son, Gilbert L. Shellhouse Jr. of Wellington;
a daughter, Margaret Zubrick of Tallahassee, Fla.; four grandchildren;
and a brother, Don Shellhouse of Tiffin.
A brother, Kenneth, preceded him in death.
Mr. Shellhouse graduated from Sycamore High School in 1932 and from
Heidelberg College in 1947. He received his master's degree from Kent State
University in 1955. He was employed by the Wellington School System from
1947 to 1977. There he taught science classes and driver's education. He
coached high school basketball and acted as athletic director. He also
served as assistant high school principal.
Mr. Shellhouse served in the army during World War II. He was also
a member of the First Methodist Church, Wellington, and the Oberlin Golf
Club. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Heidelberg College
Mr. Shellhouse enjoyed all high school sporting events, golfing, playing
bridge and bowling. He also was a Cleveland Indians fan.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday at the Norton Funeral Home. The
funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at
Greenwood Cemetery in Wellington. The Rev. William Buckeye will be officiating.
Memorial donations will be made to the Wellington School Endowment
Fund for sports-related activites.
Betty Irene Schmuck
Upper Sandusky resident
Betty Irene Schmuck, 75, of 14739 SR 53 West, Upper Sandusky, died
at 8:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health
She was born Aug. 20, 1923, in Wyandot County to the late Walter E.
and Leefee E. (Lawmaster) Shambaugh. On March 23, 1952, she married Donald
E. Schmuck in Indiana; he survives.
Also surviving are: two sons, Douglas E. Schmuck of Sebastian, Fla.,
and Gary E. Schmuck of Forest; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter;
and a brother, Gene Shambaugh of Winfield, Kansas.
Preceding her in death were a son, Bradley, a brother, Robert E., and
a sister, Lilly Mae Murry.
A 1941 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, Mrs. Schmuck enlisted
in the U.S. Marines during World War II and served two years active duty.
She was voted Miss South Pacific by the Marines. For the duration of the
war, she worked as a supervisor at the bomb manufacturing plant in Marion.
She owned and operated the former Bon Ton Restaurant in Upper Sandusky.
She lived in Tiffin for six years, working at Kresge's and at General
Electric. She then worked for 10 years for Dennis Barnes Realty, Upper
Sandusky, where she retired as a secretary/receptionist.
She had worked at the former Westinghouse Corp, Upper Sandusky, and
as a waitress at the former Evergreen Restaurant, Upper Sandusky.
A member of Findlay's Rebekah Lodge, where she was past noble grand,
she was also a member of Eagles Auxiliary, Upper Sandusky; the Wharton
Mother's Club; and American Legion Post 225, Upper Sandusky.
Mrs. Schmuck was a member of Wharton Methodist Church, where she was
a former Sunday school teacher.
Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Bringman-Clark and
Co. Funeral Home.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev.
Joseph Searfoss officiating. Burial will be in Wharton-Richland-Union Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wharton Methodist Church
or to the Leukemia Foundation.