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Edward Eugene Droll
Fostoria resident
Edward Eugene Droll, 79, of 25 Christopher Dr., Fostoria, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
He was born July 11, 1920, in Fostoria, to John Joseph and Mary M. (Parsh) Droll.
Surviving are four sisters, Mary C. Schroeder, Florence L. Droll and Mrs. Don (Margaret) Schetter, all of Fostoria and Emma Sprankle of Findlay; and a brother, Clarence Droll of Fostoria.
Four brothers and two sisters, also are deceased.
Mr. Droll was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation is 2:30-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

Juanita M. Dunfee
Atlas Crankshaft retiree
Juanita M. Dunfee, 73, formerly of 641 N. Poplar St., Fostoria, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria.
She was born in Lima, July 30, 1926, to the late John L. "Rusty" and Evelyn M. (Adkins) Thomasson and raised by her aunt, Florence Kepp. On July 9, 1955, in Bloomdale, she married Chester E. Dunfee, who died July 24, 1983.
Survivors include: a son, Chester E. Dunfee II of Bowling Green; a daughter, Denise Potter of Fostoria; a brother, Fred Thomasson of Oxford, Ala.; five grandchildren and a step-grandchild.
A brother, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dunfee, a Bloomdale High School graduate, retired in 1986 as a heat treat operator from the Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, where she had been employed for 10 years.
She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria and the Daughters of America Revolution and was active for many years in the Parent Teachers Association.
The Rev. Duane Dunfee will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Eugene H. Devore
Atlas retiree
Eugene H. Devore, 72, of 5473 N. TR 63, Fostoria, died at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.
He was born in Fostoria, March 21, 1927, to the late Leo D. Devore and Bertha E. (Baker) Devore-Stone, who survives in Fostoria.. His wife, Mary (Saum) Devore, preceded him in death in 1980.
Surviving are a step-son, Robert E. Johnson of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Stella) Johnson of Fostoria; a brother, Thomas L. DeVore of Fostoria; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Anna) Everhart of Tiffin and Mrs. Floyd (Viola) Gerlach of Big Prairie, Ohio; a grandchild, a great-grandchild, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a sister, Constance June DeVore.
Mr. Devore retired in 1989 as a machine operator from the Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria (now TKA Atlas Inc.) after 20 years of employment.
He was a member of Moose Lodge 1567, American Legion Post 73 and the United Sportsmen, all of Fostoria.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Charles Jarvis officiating. Interment will be in Knollcrest Cemetery (formerly Memory Gardens) near Arcadia.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where Moose memorial services will be at 6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Chloa May Quail
Millington Plastics retiree
Chloa May Quail, 89, of 308 N. Patterson St., Forest, who had been residing at the Corinthian Nursing Home, Kenton, died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.
She was born in Richland Township, Wyandot County, May 23, 1910, to Rollo and Alma (Wentz) Quail. She had never married.
Three brothers, Russell, Wesley and Gilbert, preceded her in death.
A member of the Lutheran Faith, Miss Quail retired in 1974 from Millington Plastics (now Worthington Industries), Upper Sandusky. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. John Baker officiating.
The Bringman-Clark and Company Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon W. Sweigard
Farming partner
Vernon W. Sweigard, 83, of 5147 CH 30, Sycamore, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. 
He was born July 23, 1916, in Wyandot County, to Robert E. and Abigail (Brown) Sweigard. On Feb. 5, 1942, he married Marie Case, who survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Duane (Susan) Thornton of Mukwonago, Wisc.; two grandchildren and a brother, Charles B. Sweigard of Upper Sandusky.
Mr. Sweigard, a 1934 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, was partners in farming with his wife for more than 50 years.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Tiffin.
Memorials services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Mahlmann officiating.
Visitation will be 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Wyandot County Home Health Agency, Angeline School of Opportunity or the donor's choice.
The Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, is in charge of arrangements.

James Christopher Mumper
Former Tiffin resident
Services for James Christopher Mumper, 47, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Tiffin, are tentatively set for noon Saturday, Sept. 2, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. He died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his residence in Florida. Further arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home. 

Winona Ruth Bennett
Former Bellevue G. E. employee
Winona Ruth Bennett, 78, formerly of 1001 E. Main St., Bellevue, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in the Orchard Grove Retirement Community, Bellevue.
She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., to Townsend Wesley and Elsie May (Taylor) Bennett.
Survivors include a brother, Dwight L. Bennett of Orangeville, Ill.; a sister-in-law; two nieces and four nephews. 
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Seeley and Waldo Bennett.
Ms. Bennett, a member of Seybert United Methodist Church, Bellevue, was raised in a variety of communities in northwest Ohio including Pioneer, Wren and Republic as her father was an Evangelical United Brethren pastor.
A graduate of Hicksville High School, she earned her bachelor's degree, majoring in Bible and business, from Bob Jones University. She worked for General Electric in Bellevue 1955-85.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foos and Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Bellevue, with the Rev. Joseph Sopher officiating. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Forrest E. 'Gene' Fink
U.S. Postal Service retiree
Forrest E. "Gene" Fink, 77, of 912 S. Main St., Willard, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2000, in the Hillside Acres Nursing Home. 
He was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Tiffin, to Forrest C. and Laura E. (Beelman) Fink. His wife of more than 50 years, Carmella Fink, survives in Willard.
Other survivors include: three sons, Gary and Michael Fink, both of Willard and Thomas Fink of Ontario, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Ric (Jean Ann) Buurma of Gregory, Mich.; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a sister, Phyllis Hill of Willard; and numerious nieces and nephews.
A brother, Willard "Woody" Fink, also is deceased.
Mr. Fink, a 1940 graduate of Willard High School, retired in 1986 as a letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service in Willard, where he had been employed for more than 30 years.
He also was a self-employed house painter for many years.
An avid reader, he enjoyed hiking and hockey and also coached Little League and Pony League for many years.
Prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, Willard, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Willard, with the Rev. Mel Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Willard.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Helen M. Cleveland
Former grocery store clerk
Helen M. Cleveland, 92, formerly of 93 Liberty St., died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in St. Francis Home.
She was born Oct. 17, 1908, in Hagerstown, Md., to Emery and Ida (Fox) McCoy. On Nov. 27, 1928, she married Hugh O. Cleveland, who preceded her in death in 1974.
Survivors include: two sons, John Cleveland of Tiffin and Thomas Cleveland of Elephant Butte, N.M.; two daughters, Mrs. Irving (Joan) Moulton of Perrysburg and Mrs. Clarence (Betty) Fry of Tiffin; a half-sister, Mildred Eidt of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Carl, Earl and Clifford McCoy; a sister, Hazel Thompson; a half-brother, Vernon Baker; a half-sister, Evelyn Baker; and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Cleveland, a member of the First Baptist Church, had been employed as a clerk for many years at the Berner and Flechtner Grocery Store.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church, St. Francis Home or a charity of the donor's choice.

Mary Dellinger
Former Bellevue homemaker
Mary Dellinger, 73, formerly of Bellevue and Catawba Island, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in Mercy of St. Theresa, Cincinnati.
She was born April 1, 1927, in Chillicothe, to James and Alice (Bennett) London. On Oct. 17, 1947, she married Donald James Dellinger, who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1991.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. Alan (Lynn) Smith of Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Michael (Kay) Callaghan of Cincinnati, James Dellinger of Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Jay (Cindy) Johannigman, also of Cincinnati; seven grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters, Jim London of Florida, Bill London of Las Angeles, Calif., Gene London, Carol London of West Virginia, Bev Neff of Chillicothe and Barb Myers of Florida.
A sister, Genievive London, also is deceased.
Mrs. Dellinger, a homemaker, was a 1944 graduate of York High School. 
The Rev. Douglas Lewis will be the officiant at the 3:30 p.m. Saturday service in the Auxter Funeral Home, Bellevue. Interment will be in Ellsworth Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

John F. Moyer
Seneca County native
John F. Moyer, 70, of Hillsboro, Ill., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in the Hillsboro Area Hospital.
He was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Seneca County, to the late Russell M. and Margaret A. (Hansen) Moyer. His wife, Alice M. (Sipes) Moyer, whom he married Feb. 18, 1973, survives.
Other survivors include: six sons, William Moyer of New Washington, Dale Moyer of San Diego, Calif., Eugene Moyer of Galion, Carl Moyer of Shelby, David Moyer of Crestline and John Moyer of Hillsboro, Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. Allan (Irene) Kapp and Mrs. Robert (Connie) Streff, both of Mansfield, Mrs. Joe (Laura) Crum of Iberia, Ohio, Barbara Moyer of Shelby and Mrs. Michael (Deborah) Conlee, also of Hillsboro, Ill.; 25 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Russell "Ed" Moyer of Willard, Melvin Moyer of Fremont, Donald Moyer of Norwalk and Harold Moyer of Republic; and two sisters, Clara Joseph of Bellevue and Carol McAninch of Charlotte, N.C.
A son, Christopher; a daughter, Susan; and a brother, Dale Moyer, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Moyer, a graduate of Republic High School, was a farmer and also worked as an inspector for Diamond Meat Packaging and as a truck driver for Moyer Trucking, until his retirement.
He was a member of the Wares Grove Lutheran Church and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. 
He moved to Hillsboro, Ill. in 1971 from Crawford County.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Snyder Funeral Home, Mt. Gilead, with Pastor Ed Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Shauck Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

E. Marie Rine
Homemaker/former factory employee
E. Marie Rine, 90, formerly of Bertha Avenue, Clyde, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, in the Arbors of Clyde.
She was born June 18, 1910, in Adams Township, Seneca County, to John A. and Mary (Sparks) Hopple. On Dec. 15, 1937, she married Alvin Rine, who preceded her in death in September 1967.
Nieces and nephews survive.
Also preceding her in death were four brothers and sisters, Hattie and Hattied Baldosser, Earl Hopple and Clare deWitt Hopple.
Mrs. Rine, a homemaker, also worked at the Unitex Mfg. in Attica and Tiffin and at the Howard Zink Co. in Fremont
A resident of Clyde since 1951, she was a member of Republic United Church of Christ.
She attended Adams Township School and Metzger School and graduated in 1929 from Republic High School..
The Rev. Jeff King will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Wednesday service in the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Interment will be in St. Jacobs Cemetery, Adams Township.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Fredrick 'Fred' Kuhn
Native of Tiffin
Fredrick "Fred" Kuhn, 90, formerly of 1412 River St., Fremont, died Friday, Dec.1, 2000, in the Valley View Health Care Center, Fremont.
He was born Feb. 28, 1910, in Tiffin, to Louis and Victoria (Ranker) Kuhn. On May 10, 1944, he married Margaret Banks, who died March 18, 1994.
Survivors include: a son, John Kuhn of New Port Richey, Fla.; a daughter, Norma Jean Hicks of Kentucky; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Eight sisters, Anna Louise, Rosetta and Loretta Kuhn, Theresa Myslinski, Rita Mosser, Margaret Mary Angelone, Mary Uhlbeck and Ruth Ann Zimmerman; and two brothers, Robert and James Kuhn., also are deceased.
Mr. Kuhn, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, was the owner/operator of the former Kuhn Insurance Agency.
A member of St. Ann Catholic Community Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Fremont, he attended St. Ann School.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Ann Catholic Community Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, Fremont, where a wake service will take place at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Ralph A. Hayden
Truck driver
Ralph A. Hayden, 65, 25 1/2 Hall St., died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Lucas County, Toledo, where he had been a patient for about 10 days.
He was born April 1, 1935, in Presque Isle, Maine, to Orin and Freda (Davis) Hayden. His mother survives in Anson, Maine. On Oct. 13, 1999, in Tiffin, he married Vivencia C. Ligtas, who also survives.
Other survivors include: five sons, Joseph Hayden of Anson, Maine, Ralph Hayden Jr. of New Hampshire, David Hayden of Connecticut, Phil Hayden of Chicago, Ill., and Patrick Hayden of Knox, Maine; two step-children, Mark and Vinese Ligtas, both of Tiffin; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and a brother, Gerald Hayden of Maine.
Also preceding him in death were his father and a son, Timothy Hayden, who died at birth.
Mr. Hayden, a member of Tiffin Apostolic Church, was employed as a truck driver for Top Line Transport Company.
He had resided in Tiffin for a year, coming here from Worland, Wyo.
The Rev. Larry L. Wagner will conduct the 8 p.m. service today in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church.

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