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Janice J. Tolford
Janice J. Tolford, 62, of 1326 A Lakeshore Dr., Columbus, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at her home. She married George K. Tolford in 1964, and he now lives in Tiffin.
Survivors include: two daughters, Tracey (Douglas) Kagy and Ann K. ( Ty) Gates, both of Lewis Center; two grandsons, George and Ethan Gates.
Memorial services will be conducted 3 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St., Columbus with Rev. Richard Burnett officiating. 
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. 

Vera W. Turner
Vera W. Turner, 91, formerly of 310 Ash St., Carey, died at 6:34 p.m. Thurday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky. She was born Oct. 15, 1910, in Carey to the late Grover and Gertrude (Williams) Hile. She married Howard Turner Nov. 20, 1937, and he died Aug. 12, 1995.
She is survived by a step-sister, Marhta Ellen (Hile) Reinhart of Inverness, Fla.
Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 28, at Beach Funeral Home, Carey and interment in the Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. 

Jessie L. Few
Jessie L. Few, 85, of 111 Salem St., Risingsun, died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at The Heritage, Findlay. She was born March 13, 1916, in Bowling Green, to the late Jesse and Laura (Naugle) Younkin. She married David W. Few May 24, 1936, in Auburn, Ind., and he is deceased. 
Survivors include: three daughters, Darlene Few of Columbus, Judy Lamberjack of Findlay and Mrs. Marvin (Marilyn) Stinehart of Fostoria; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Prichard officiating. Interment will be in Scott Trinity Cemetery, Risingsun.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. 

Donald C. Edinger Sr.
Donald C. Edinger Sr., 74, of 436 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Fostoria Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1927, to the late Ralph and Nora (Whicker) Edinger. He married Virginia I. Snyder June 18, 1949, in Hamilton, and she survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a son, Donald C. Edinger Jr. of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. James ( Linda) Edwards of Memphis, Tenn. and Mrs. Jeffrey (Vickie) Hooper of Fostoria; two brothers, Robert Paul and Duane H. Edinger, both of Risingsun; two sisters, Mrs. Pat Runion of Tiffin and Mrs. Ronald (Ruth) Hedden of Fostoria; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Edinger was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert T. Hill officiating. Interment will be in Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia, with military graveside services conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Delbert E. 'Sam' Weaver
Retired stationary engineer
Delbert E. ''Sam'' Weaver, 87, died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at his residence at 254 E. Perry St., McCutchenville.
He was born in Crawford County, Jan. 20, 1911, to Henry and Eva (Zimmerman) Weaver. On June 12, 1937, he married Leta Campbell. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Larry G. Weaver of Selma, N.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Linda) McIntyre of Pinellas Park, Fla., Judy Weaver of Woodville and Carol Latham of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. 
Four brothers and four sisters are deceased.
Mr. Weaver retired as a stationary engineer in 1980 from the former Tiffin State Hospital, after 18 years of employment.
A member of Sycamore United Methodist Church, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking and building miniature steam engines.
The Rev. Van Fisher will conduct the 11 a.m. Saturday service in the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore. 
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice. 

Luetta B. 'Grandma' Hanley
Fostoria homemaker 
Luetta B. ''Grandma'' Hanley, 94, of Fostoria, died at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
Born Aug. 9, 1903, in Wren, to John and Rosie (Wertz) Rolston, she married Bert Hanley in Findlay. He is deceased.
Survivors include: three sons, Robert L., Claire L. and Frederick E. Hanley, all of Fostoria; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were: three sons, Kenneth E., Bernard R. and Gene C. Hanley; two brothers, Bert and Raymond Rolston; and a sister, Ireta Schmehl.
A homemaker, Mrs. Hanley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fostoria.
She also was a 50-year member of Women of the Moose 154 and the Fostoria Emergency Corp., where she had been a member for more than 30 years.
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. R. Edson Reed officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. Women of the Moose memorial services will be at 7:30. Visitation also will be noon until time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church, Women of the Moose 154 or Fostoria Emergency Corps. 

Barbara M. Scott
Jewelry manufacturer employee
Barbara M. Scott, 84, of Fostoria, died in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, Tuesday, April 7, 1998.
She was born in Grand Rapids, Wis., Dec. 5, 1912, to Frank Stelmach and Theodora (Karcz) Stelmach-Nowak. Her husband, Stanley M. Scott, who she married Jan. 21, 1932, preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Donald Scott of Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Gladys) Craig of Fostoria; two sisters, Theresa D. McGinnis of Fostoria and MarieWuczaynski of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Also preceding her in death were a son, Bernard Scott; a sister and a brother.
Mrs. Scott had been employed as a laborer for a jewelry manufacturer in Chicago.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
Visitation at the funeral home is 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883.

Mary Rose Peter
Resident of Fostoria
Mary Rose Peter, 71, 9231 W. TR 112, Fostoria, died at 6:26 a.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Tiffin.
She was born July 8, 1926, in Berwick to Edward N. and Hilda C. (Wickelman) Reinhart. Both are deceased. On Aug. 17, 1946, she married Raymond F. Peter in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown. He survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Francis Peter of Albuquerque, N.M., David Peter of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Michael Peter of Gibsonburg; three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Aileen) Schreiner of Fostoria, Mrs. James (Kathleen) McManus of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Ronald (Theresa) Sheets of Fostoria; three brothers, Lawrence Reinhart of Oregon, Ohio, Wendelin Reinhart of Bloomville and Eugene Reinhart of Willard; a sister, Bernadine Reitzel of Genoa; 21 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Nichols and Leona Reinhart, and a brother, Joseph Reinhart.
Mrs. Peter was a homemaker and retired from Copeland. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, and its Rosary Altar Society, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Fostoria.
The Rev. David Bruning will officiate the noon Monday service at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom. Burial will be at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Frenchtown. 
Visitation will be 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, and one hour prior to Mass at the church Monday. A Christian Wake Service will be at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom 

Richard L. Callendar
Former Tiffin resident
Richard L. Callendar, 78, 2517 Fairway Drive, Fremont, formerly of Tiffin, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Firelands Hospital, Sandusky.
He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Tiffin to Charles and Edith (Merchant) Callendar. On Nov. 24, 1949, he married Margaret Horn in Fremont. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Richard L. Callendar Jr. of Columbus; two brothers, Charles Callendar of California and Howard Callendar of Jackson, Mich.; three sisters, Mary Mitchell of Westland, Mich., Jean Coleman of Cincinnati and Marjorie Newsome of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Callendar was a Tiffin high school graduate and a fighter pilot for the Army Air Corps during World War II. A partner in Wright-Callendar Buick in Clyde and owner of Dick Callendar Buick in Fremont, he retired in 1987. He served as past president of the Fremont Country Club and Fremont Outing Club.
The funeral will be at a later date. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home of Fremont is handling the arrangements. 

Ruth Maxine Pressler
Former area resident
Ruth Maxine Pressler, 78, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1998. She was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Bowling Green to Thomas and Ruth (Brickle) Swinehart. She was married for 60 years to Donald Pressler. He survives. 
Other survivors include: two brothers, Jim Swinehart of Fostoria and Bill Swinehart of Lima; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren
Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Ruth Alice Motes; and two brothers, George and Thomas Swinehart.
Mrs. Pressler retired from the Florida National Bank of Orlando, Fla. Memberships included: Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 297 of Cocoa Beach and the Pythian Sisters Lodge 6 of Orlando.
The Rev. Lucinda Hunter will officiate the 11 a.m., Monday service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be at the Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation hours are 7-9 p.m Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the R.E.S.T. Program, c/o Dorothy Hartley, 1675 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955. 

Dr. James F. Woodruff
Fremont dentist 
James F. Woodruff, DDS, 66, Sandusky CR 223, Fremont, died in his home Friday, April 10, 1998. He was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., to William F. and Mary Elizabeth Woodruff. Both are deceased.
On Aug. 7, 1954, he married Bonnie Armour. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Thomas F. Woodruff, DDS, of Fremont, Timothy J. and William R. Woodruff, both of Clyde; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Christi) Fox of Bellevue, Mrs. Mark (Kathryn) Franks of Washington, Mich., and Mrs. Scott (Susan) Keegan of Clyde; a sister, Mrs. Daniel (Janet) McCarthy of Bridgeport, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; and nephews. 
Dr. Woodruff was a Euclid High School graduate of 1950. He graduated from Kent State University and the Western Reserve Dental School in 1958. He operated his own dentistry practice for 36 years, retiring in June 1993. Memberships included: St. Mary's Catholic Church; Pheasants Forever; American Dental Association; North Central Ohio Dental Society; one of the original, and former members of St. Mary's School Board; and former Knights of Columbus and Clyde Exchange Club. 
The Rev. Peter Zafe will officiate the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde. Burial will be at the church.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, with Christian wake services at 9.
Memorials may be made to Sandusky County Hospice or St. Mary's Church. 

Robert A. Schleter
Retired American Standard employee
Robert A. Schleter, 62, of 140 S. Sandusky St. died at 11:05 a.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, in the Emergency Care Center of Mercy Hospital, Tiffin.
Arrangements are pending at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., where friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, and a Wake Service will be at 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Anthony 'Tony' Steinberger
Retired farmer
Anthony J. ''Tony'' Steinberger, 81, of Fremont, died Monday morning, April 13, 1998, in Countryside Continuing Care Center.
He was born in Green Springs, Jan. 12, 1917, to William and Hilda (Riehl) Steinberger. His wife of 57 years, Florence (Ochs) Steinberger, whom he married Feb. 25, 1941, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Ruth Ann) Shively of Dublin, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert (Marigene) Bergefurd of Fremont; a brother, Alex Steinberger of Fremont; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
An infant son preceded him in death.
Mr. Steinberger, a Green Springs High School graduate, farmed his own land for 47 years until his retirement in 1982.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont, and the Sandusky County Farm Bureau, and was a former member of the Old Fort Lions Club.
Services in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Nopper-Karlovetz Mortuary, Fremont, is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a Christian Wake service will be at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Robert Neal Fleetwood
Atlas Crankshaft retiree
Robert Neal Fleetwood, 66, of East Meadowlark Drive, Seymour, Ind., died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, in Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Seymour, to Hayden and Anna Henriette (Anderson) Fleetwood. His father survives in Seymour. On Sept. 23, 1950, in Seymour, he married Doris Louise Prewitt, and she survives in Seymour.
Survivors also include: a son, Robert A. ''Rob'' Fleetwood of Seymour; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Lisa) Kline of Risingsun; two brothers, Harold Gene and Roger Darrell Fleetwood, both of Seymour; two sisters, Mrs. John (Dorcas) Miller of Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Michael (Kathy) Pyle of Seymour; and three grandchildren.
His mother is deceased.
A 1949 graduate of Cortland High School, Cortland, Ind., Mr. Fleetwood retired from the Atlas Crankshaft Corp. in Fostoria after 30 years of employment with Cummings Engine Corp. (Atlas is a division of Cummings.) He also worked at the Seymour plant and was a line supervisor in Fostoria.
He was a member of Peterswitch Church of the Nazarene, Seymour, and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.
The Rev. Gary Bectal will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Voss and Son Funeral Home, Seymour. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Voss and Son Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the church.
The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of local arrangements. 

Kenneth C. Ridenour
Plumber/pipefitter
Kenneth C. Ridenour, 73, of 461 W. Lytle St., Lot 139, Fostoria, died in St.Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998.
Born July 12, 1924, in Miller City, to Charles and Anna (Ordway) Ridenour, he married Dorothy Stahl, Oct. 5, 1957. She survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are a daughter, Diana Tyson of Palmer, Alaska; a son, Edward Ridenour of Nebraska; and five grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a brother, John Ridenour; and a sister, Erma McDonald.
A World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Ridenour had been employed as a plumber and pipe fitter for Local 50, Toledo.
He was a member of the Girton Church of God and VFW Post 421, Fostoria.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Mr. Ridenour's son, the Rev. Edward Ridenour, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Fostoria American Legion, VFW and AMVETS.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. 

The Rev. C. Kent Chidester
Retired minister
The Rev. C. Kent Chidester, 86, 4169 E. CR 50, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, in Autumnwood Care Center.
He was born in Lima, May 13, 1911, to William and Sylvia (Balmer) Chidester. On Aug. 4, 1936, in New Philadelphia, Ohio, he married Mary Jane Schneider. She survives.
Other survivors include: four children, William A. Chidester of Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. William S. (Anne) Hamilton of Cincinnati, Mrs. Thomas (Jane) Eshelman of Westerville and John K. Chidester of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; a brother, Dale Chidester of Salem, Ohio; two sisters, Bernice Short of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Bradley (Ruth Ann) Pettibone of Racine, Wis.; and 11 grandchildren.
Three brothers, Brice, Robert and Richard, are deceased.
The Rev. Chidester graduated in 1933 from Heidelberg College, in 1936 from Eden Seminary, and earned his Doctor of Theology in 1940 from Oberlin Seminary. In 1965 he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree by Heidelberg College.
He first served as minister at Ragersville, Fiat and Bakersville United Church of Christ, located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, from 1936-40. In addition, he served as minister at the Memorial United Church of Christ in Toledo from 1940-1952; at Oakley United Church of Christ, Cincinnati, from 1952-60; at St. John United Church of Christ, Kenton, from 1960-67; as director of church relations and development for Heidelberg College from 1967-68; and as director of development for Lakeside Association from 1976-78. He retired in 1978.
A member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin, and Masonic Lodge of Oakley, Ohio, he was affiliated with the Northwest Ohio Association of United Church of Christ.
An avid forester, the Rev. Chidester planted thousands of trees in woods throughout Ohio and also secured several donations of forested land as nature preserves for Heidelberg College.
The Rev. William Smith will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Friday service in Trinity United Church of Christ. Entombment will be in Seneca Memory Gardens.
Visitation at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Heidelberg College, Eden Seminary, United Church Homes, Trinity United Church of Christ or the donor's choice.


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