|Celestia P. 'Polly' Reiter
G.E. retiree/practical nurse
Celestia P. ''Polly'' Reiter, 83, formerly of North TR 165, Tiffin,
died at 7:35 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center,
Fostoria, where she resided.
She was born in Fostoria, Feb. 15, 1915, to Frederick and Viola P.
Surviving are a son, Nelson S. Bauman Jr. of Aberdeen, Md.; four daughters,
Barbara Kreisher of West Millgrove, Mrs. Charles (Sondra) Raymo and Nancy
Roberts, both of Monroe, Mich. and Linda Sipe of Fostoria; two brothers,
Donald Martin of Burbank, Calif. and Fred Martin of Port Clinton; a sister,
Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Hill of Bascom; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a son, Kenneth Bauman; a brother, Robert
Martin; a sister, Margaret Hunker; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Reiter had worked as a licensed practical nurse in Monroe for
20 years, prior to moving to the Tiffin area. She then worked at the General
Electric in Tiffin for 17 years, retiring in 1977.
Graveside services in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove, will be 11
a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Mary Slaughterbeck officiating.
Visitation for the family will be private. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral
Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cory S. Woessner
Cory S. Woessner, 17, of Findlay, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, April 26,
1998, in St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.
He was born Sept. 10, 1980, in Fostoria, the son of Sam Hammons and
Debra Woessner. His father survives in Fremont and his mother in Findlay.
Other survivors include: grandparents, Ralph Woessner of Lindsey and
Betty Burton of Lima; four brothers, Sam Jr. and Raymond Hammons, both
of Fremont, Russell Hammons of Clyde and Roy Hammons of Old Fort; six sisters,
Patsy Estep of Port Clinton, Glady King and Heather Hammons, both of Fremont
and Joan Miller, Maggie Knipp and Donna Miller, all of Clyde; numerous
nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.
A sister, Christine Hammons, is deceased.
He was a student.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home,
Findlay Chapel, where services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. Interment will
be in Oak Wood Cemetery, Fremont.
Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral
Home, 3480 N. Main St., P.O. Box 965, Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Malcolm Doyle 'Pete' Drown
Matlack Co. retiree
Malcolm Doyle ''Pete'' Drown, 81, of 400 S. Buchanon, Fremont, died
in the Toledo Hospital, Wednesday, April 29, 1998.
He was born in Ballville Township, Dec. 27, 1916, to Enos and Zula
(Sheidler) Drown. On Jan. 19, 1937, in Old Fort, he married Margaret Gillmor.
Other survivors include: two sons, Dennis of Walbridge and Stephen
of Port Clinton; two daughters, Donna Shoemaker of Fremont and Shirley
Oliver of Hackleburg, Ala.; two sisters, Betty Braley of Fremont and Phyllis
Ward of Green Springs; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A sister, Elsie Joseph, preceded him in death.
Mr. Drown, a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and the Moose
Lodge, both in Fremont, retired in 1974 from Matlack Co., Toledo.
Services in Memorial United Methodist Churchwill be 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
with the Rev. Joan Moore officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Visitation at the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, Fremont, will be 2-5
and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Centenarian/former Tiffin resident
Mary Heller, 104, formerly of Tiffin, died Friday, April 24, 1998.
She was born Dec. 15, 1893, in Melmore and was educated in Tiffin,
before moving to Green Springs in 1915.
Green Springs United Methodist Church, 117 N. Broadway (SR 19), will
conduct memorial services, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the church at PO Box 186, Green Springs, Ohio
Mark Andrew Kuenzli
Timken Co. employee/horse trainer
Mark Andrew Kuenzli, 37, of Bucyrus, was found dead Tuesday, April
28, at Outhwaite Reservoir, Bucyrus, following an apparent drowning April
8, 1998, during a fishing outing.
He was born Feb. 23, 1961, in Upper Sandusky, to Glenn A. and Linda
S. Baldridge Kuenzli. His father and step-mother Jana, survives in Nevada
and his mother survives in Houston, Texas.
Survivors also include: his fiance, Elaine (Kim) Kaple of Bucyrus;
a son and daughter, Andrew Jacob and Amanda Sue; and a sister, Pamela Jones
of Gilmer, Texas.
A 1979 graduate of Wynford High School, Mr. Kuenzli worked at Timken
Company in Bucyrus for the past 10 years and also trained and drove standard-bred
race horses in Bucyrus.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of Emmanuel United Church
ofChrist, rural Upper Sandusky; the United States Trotting Association
and the Ohio Harness Horseman.
The Rev. Lon McSherley will conduct the 1:30 p.m. Saturday service
in the Lucas Funeral Home, Nevada. Burial will be in Nevada Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Scholastic Fund for the Kuenzli children,
Andrew and Amanda.
Barbara L. Hunter
Barbara L. Hunter, 70, of Findlay, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, in
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Arrangements are pending at the
Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel.
Heather Doe, 38, of 125 Taft Blvd., Fostoria, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday,
April 29, 1998, at 626 Broadway, Fostoria.
She was born Sept. 12, 1959, in Fostoria, to Lloyd R. and Joyce E.
(Wolfelt) Doe. They survive in Fostoria. She had been married to Kenneth
Duran and they were divorced.
Other survivors include: a son, Ian M. Duran of Findlay; three daughters,
Kendra J. Fruth, Brittney R. Duran and Baili L. Bostwick, all of Fostoria;
two brothers, Todd E. Doe of Fostoria and Tadley S.J. Doe of Bettsville;
two sisters, Mrs. Mark (Londa) Bautaw of Columbus, Ind., and Mrs. Brad
(Shavonne ''Jane'') Davis of Fostoria; and two grandchildren.
Ms. Doe, a homemaker, also had been employed as an assembler at Lamson
and Sessions in Bowling Green. She enjoyed woodworking, gardening and helping
Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be 10
a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Georgene J. Slagle officiating. Interment will
be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Seneca County, 182 St. Francis
Ave., Rear Suite, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.
Dwight M. Hazeltine
Fostoria businessman/auto parts owner
Dwight M. Hazeltine, 90, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died in the
Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 29,
He was born in Beloit, Wis., Oct. 12, 1907, the son of Silas and Iva
(Stebbins) Hazeltine. His wife, Ruth N. (Nelson) Hazeltine, whom he married
Feb. 22, 1930, in Chicago, Ill, died March 27, 1990.
Surviving are a son, Nelson B. Hazeltine of Chapin, S.C.; two granddaughters,
Kara Nurrenbrock and Karis Mott; four great-grandchildren; and a brother,
Robert B. Hazeltine of Beloit.
Also preceding him in death were a son, Dwight M. Hazeltine Jr.; a
brother, Claron S. Hazeltine; and two sisters, Dorothy Tipton and Violet
Mr. Hazeltine, the former owner of Buckeye Auto Parts in Fostoria for
39 years, retired in 1980.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria; Fostoria
Exchangeclub, Rotary Club, Fostoria Chamber of Commerce, where he had served
as past president and past finance chairman of the Fostoria YMCA.
He served on the committee to help start Fostoria United Way and also
was a member of Free and Accepted Masons 288, Fostoria, Fostoria Shrine
Club and the Fostoria Country Club.
Mr. Hazeltine served as chairman of the first Beautification Committee
of Fostoria and as former director, president and chairman of the board
of the Ohio Savings and Loan.
The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will officiate at the 11 a.m. Saturday service
in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel. Interment will be in Fountain
Visitation at the funeral home will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where
Masonic Lodge services will be at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 900 Van Buren
St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.
Ralph R. Miller
Ralph R. Miller, 71, of 204 1st Ave., Tiffin died at 2 p.m., Wednesday,
April 29, 1998, at his home. He was born May 24, 1926, to Marley and Marie
(Kapper) Miller of Tiffin. On June 25, 1949, he married Dorothy Raitz of
Tiffin; they divorced in 1986.
Survivors include: a son, Stephen J. Miller of Charleston, S.C.; two
daughters, Mrs. Gary (Sandra) Arnold, and Sharon Carter, both of Tiffin;
special friend, Vella Steward of Tiffin; three brothers, Robert, Earl,
and Eugene Miller, all of Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Alwilda) Faber
of Tiffin; five grandchildren, Brenda, Brian, Brad, Jeremy, and Christa.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Albert and Francis Miller.
Mr. Miller was a lifelong resident of Tiffin. He served in the Army
Air Corp as a medic during WW II. He retired as a home builder and was
a member of the Moose Lodge 846, and VFW Post 2858, both of Tiffin.
The Rev. Gail Angel will officiate the 10 a.m. service Saturday, May
2, at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenlawn
cemetery. A military graveside service will be conducted by the United
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Humane Society or to a charity
of the donor's choice.
Ethel Smith-Gillett, 94, Good Sheperd Home, Fostoria, formerly of Elwood
Ave., Fostoria, died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at her home.
She was born March 29, 1904, to William H. and Ida (Foust) Smith. On Nov.
25, 1925, she married Harvey G. Gillett in Marion. He died Dec. 30, 1973.
Survivors include: a son, Robert G. Gillett of Findlay; a daughter,
Mrs. Ralph (Phyllis J.) Gilliland of Fostoria; three grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren
Preceding her in death were: five brothers, Harry, Virgil, Harold,
Walter and Lloyd Smith; a sister, Edith Place; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Smith-Gillett was a 1922 graduate of Waldo High School, Waldo,
Ohio, and graduated from the Marion Business College. She was a homemaker,
and had been employed at Feasel's Market and at Electric Autolite Company
in Fostoria during the 1940s. Her memberships included Wesley United Methodist
Church, Fostoria; Naomi Circle; Willing Helpers Circle; and the King's
Daughters and Sons, all affiliated with the church.
The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service today
at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Memory
Gardens, near Arcadia.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria.
Charlotte L. Goodman
A.O. Smith retiree
Charlotte L. Goodman, 60, of 765 SH 103, Sycamore, died in Marion MedCenter
at noon Friday, May 1, 1998.
She was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Wyandot County, the daughter of the
late Ray E. and Matilda (Willson) Goodman. She had never married.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Leora Salze of Bucyrus, Mrs. Marvin
(Barbara)Blankenship of rural Sycamore and Mrs. Crockett (Doris) Blankenship
of High Point, N.C.; and four brothers, Glenn (Freck) Goodman of rural
Sycamore, Gene Goodman of Deshler, Russell Goodman of Oklahoma City, Okla.
and Paul Goodman of Harpster.
Ms. Goodman, a 1955 Sycamore High School graduate, retired as a tool
crib manager from A.O. Smith in Upper Sandusky.
She was a member of the Protestant Faith and served as treasurer of
Local IBEW 1643, Upper Sandusky.
A world traveler, she also enjoyed needlepoint, photography and reading.
The Rev. Delores Rayle will conduct the 11 a.m. Tuesday service in
the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Interment will be in Pleasant
View Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Doris Thelma Brown
Native of Tiffin
Doris Thelma Brown, 91, of 10603 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, died
Monday, April 27, 1998, in the Eliza Jenninigs Home in Cleveland.
Born Jan. 18, 1907, in Tiffin, Ohio, to the late Harry W. and Celesta
E. (Martin) Beck, she was widowed from her husband, Maxwell V. Brown, who
died Sept. 11, 1973.
Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara A. Bryenton of Fairview Park,
Ohio, and Patricia E. Bright of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; and
A homemaker with a deep devotion to her family, Mrs. Brown attended
Fairview Baptist Church, Fairview Park, where she sang in the choir. The
Founder of Fairview Park Womens Club, she was also a member of: Womens
Board of Fairview Hospital; Fairview Schools P.T.A. Clifton Club; Mothers
Singers; and Baldwin Wallace Bach Choir. She also sang at weddings and
The Rev. James Widmer will preside at a memorial service at 3 p.m.
Tuesday at the Fairview Baptist Church, Fairview Park. Burial will be in
Pleasant Union Cemetery in Old Fort, Ohio.
The Zeis-McGreevey Funeral Home, Inc., 16105 Detroit Ave., Lakewood,
Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Heidelberg College, c/o The Maxwell and Doris
Brown Memorial Fund, 310 E. Market St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883.
L. Lucille Smith
Resident of Fostoria
L. Lucille Smith, 77, of Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, died at 3:05
a.m. Friday, May 1, 1998, at Good Shepherd. She formerly lived on Colonial
She was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Hillard, Mo., to James D. and Ethel J.
(Loury) Enlow. On Feb. 11, 1942, she married Harley V. Smith, who died
Jan. 19, 1997.
Her caregiver, Deanne C. Carpenter of Fostoria, survives.
Her parents, husband and a brother, James Leo Enlow, preceded her in
Mrs. Smith graduated in 1938 form Poplar Bluff High School, Poplar
Bluff, Mo., and had retired in the 1980's as a secretary at the Lima Correctional
Institution, Lima, Ohio. A former member of the Order of the Eastern Star
in Lima, she attended the Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria.
At 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Russell Gumm will officiate at funeral
services at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be
in Memory Gardens near Arcadia, Ohio.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association or the Fostoria
Church of the Nazarene.
George I. Thomasson I
Atlas Crakshaft retiree
George I. Thomasson I, 75, of West County Rd. 18, Fostoria, Ohio, was
found dead at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, at his home.
On April 10, 1923, in Fostoria, he was born to John L. and Lulu J.
(Kost) Thomasson. Dorothy L. Myers, whom he married Jan. 14, 1950, in Fostoria,
died Dec. 12, 1993.
Survivors are: his mother, Lulu J. Mitchell of Fostoria; a son, George
I. Thomasson II of Fostoria; two daughters, Michelle Thomasson of California
and Mrs. Werner (Sandra) Cramer of Findlay, Ohio; a grandson; two brothers,
Ralph Mitchell of Fostoria and Fred Thomasson of S.C.; and two sisters,
Juanita Dunfee of Fostoria and Donna Jean Below of Sarasota, Fla.
His father, wife and a brother, Orlin Mitchell, preceded him in death.
Mr. Thomasson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired
in 1987 from Atlas Crankshaft Corporation, Fostoria, after over 30 years
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana
Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, Findlay,
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Clarence Arthur Reinbolt
Hayes Albion journeyman/millwright
Clarence Arthur Reinbolt, 64, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, May 1, 1998,
at his residence at 60 N. SR 101.
He was born in Chesaning, Mich., Aug. 10, 1933, to the late Elmer Paul
and Frances Rose (Napara) Reinbolt. On July 30, 1955, in Tiffin, he married
Mary Jane Mack, with Dr. Wayne O. Kantner officiating. She survives.
Survivors also include: two sons, James Reinbolt of St. Petersburg,
Fla. and Thomas Reinbolt of Blissfield, Mich.; two daughters, Cynthia Mahnkin
of Littleton, Colo. and Laura Roberts of Tiffin; a step-son, Gary Rader
of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and two
step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, John and Elmer Reinbolt, both
of Tiffin and Richard Reinbolt of Largo, Fla.; and three sisters, Adaline
Ryman and Marjorie Ruggiero, both of Tiffin, and Bonnie Heck of Bascom.
Mr. Reinbolt, a U.S. Air Force veteran, served in North Africa during
the Korean Conflict. He had been employed as a journeyman/millwright at
A life-long Tiffin resident, Mr. Reinbolt attended the Tiffin Public
Schools and was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
An avid sports fan, he also coached in the Babe Ruth Baseball League
(now Ralph Travis League) and was named ''Coach of the Year'' in 1971.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Turner-Engle Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Wendell D. Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont
Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United
Visitation will be one hour before the Memorial service at the funeral
home on Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Sophie Pellitteri, 84, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 10:45
Friday, May 1, 1998, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 2, 1914, in New York City, to the late Joseph and
Concetta (Scorrari) Pellitteri. She never married.
A niece, Tina Earl of Fostoria, survives.
Her parents, a brother and three sisters prececed her in death.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the nursing
home, with Father Jose Corral officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery,
Marvin E. Stein
Marvin E. Stein, 53, died Friday evening, May 1, 1998, in St. Vincent
Medical Center, Toledo, following a brief illness.
He was born in Plymouth, Ohio, May 3, 1944, to Walter and Helen Stein.
His mother survives in Sandusky. His wife, Linda (Meinke) Stein, whom he
married June 29, 1979, also survives.
Other survivors include: four sisters, Margaret Holbrook of Ashland,
Judith Neal of Clyde, Patricia Collins of Huron and Karen Stein of Sandusky;
five brothers, Thomas, Larry, James and David Stein, all of Sandusky and
John Stein of Bellevue; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his father and a sister, Cynthia Stein.
Mr. Stein was employed at Faulhaber's in Monroeville for more than
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Groff Funeral Home, 1607
E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial
will follow in Sandhill Cemetery.
Leola G. Snyder
Homemaker/former QuickShake owner
Leola G. Snyder, 91, was found dead at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 1998,
of natural causes, at her residence at 8241 W. SR 12, Fostoria.
She was born in Bettsville, April 22, 1907, to Hayes and Ann Null.
In February 1929, in Indiana, she married
Chester D. Snyder. He survives in rural Fostoria. Other survivors include:
a son, Jim Snyder of Fostoria; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were: three brothers, William and George Grant
and Kenneth Null; and two sisters, Lalah Van Camp and Marie Ellis.
Mrs. Snyder, a homemaker, also was the owner/operator of Quick Shake
in Fostoria for 10 years, during the 1960s and 1970s.
A 1928 graduate of Jackson-Liberty High School, she was a member of
Amsden United Methodist Church.
She also taught china painting, bowled for the Amsden Grange and raised
Services in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 11
a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ruth Solo officiating. Burial will be in Zion
Lutheran Cemetery, SR 592, near Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Seneca County.
Helen M. Peters
Helen M. Peters, 82, of Fremont, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, May 3,
1998, in Fremont Memorial Hospital.
Born in Burgoon, May 22, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Fannie (Herr)
Shale, she married Earle F. Peters in 1936. He preceded her in death in
Surviving are: four sons, Richard Peters of Columbus, Scott and James
Peters, both of Fremont, and Steve Peters of Bonita Springs, Fla.; nine
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Cross of Greeley,
Col.; and a brother, Robert Shale of Bradenton, Fla.
Mrs. Peters, a homemaker, was a member of Burgoon United Methodist
Church and its Women's Missionary. She volunteered for many projects at
the church. A Red Cross volunteer, she also was a member of the Grandmother's
The Rev. Daniel V. Bare will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday service
in the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home, Fremont. Interment will be in Smith
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Samuel O. 'Tobe' Bryant Sr.
ExCel Wire/M.J. Brown Co. retiree
Samuel O. ''Tobe'' Bryant Sr., 75, 1232 S. Bon Air Ave., died at his
residence at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 1998. He was born June 7, 1922,
in Newcomb, Tenn., to T.J. and Elizabeth (Perry) Bryant. His wife, Mary
Bryant, whom he married July 23, 1952, in Whitley City, Ky., survives.
Survivors also include: six sons, Robert R. Bryant of Morehead, Ky.,
Edward T. Bryant of Old Fort, Randall I., Leonard T. and Roger S. Bryant,
all of Tiffin, and Samuel O. Bryant Jr. of West Liberty, Ky.; five daughters,
Mrs. Joseph (Helen M.) Somers of Bloomville, Mrs. Larry (Anita J.) Haudenshield
and Amy D. Bryant, both of Tiffin, Mrs. Dwayne (Jane C). Brown of Morehead,
and Mrs. Ken (Unarandy) Ellis of Corbin, Ky.; 20 grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren;
16great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a brother, James
B. Bryant of Williamsburg, Ky.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Roxie) White
and Mrs. Marie Lovitt, both of Williamsburg.
Four children, Sheila, Jody, Michelle and Darrell Bryant; a brother,
Lewis Bryant; and a sister, Mae Bryant, are deceased.
Mr. Bryant, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired from ExCel Wire
Co. and M.J. Brown Co.
A resident of Tiffin for more than 46 years, he was a member of the
Disabled American Veterans and the United Veterans Council.
Services in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home will be 11 a.m. Tuesday with
the Rev. Benny Fitch officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to the family.
Sue Ann (Nord) Audritsh
Green Springs Echo Press co-owner
Sue Ann (Nord) Audritsh, 64, of 304 W. Adams St., Green Springs, died
at 11:23 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, in St. Francis Health Care Centre, Sandusky
County, Green Springs.
She was born in Ottawa County, Feb. 18, 1934, to a the late Oscar and
Ireatha (Cherry) Nord. On April 8, 1953, in Fremont, she married Fred M.
Audritsh Sr.; he survives in Green Springs, where he serves as mayor.
Other survivors include: two sons, Fred M. Jr. and Phillip Audritsh,
both of the Green Springs area; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jeanne
Briggs of Ocala, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Nord, and two sisters,
Mrs. Robert (Mary) Smith and Mrs. Walter (Charlotte) Shaffer.
Mrs. Audritsh, a 1952 graduate of Fremont Ross High School, was co-owner
with her husband of the Echo Press in Green Springs since January 1977.
She was a 40-year member and past president of Green Springs VFW Auxiliary,
a member of Green Springs Finger Pickers Quilt Club, Green Springs United
Methodist Church, the Advisory Committee of Sandusky and Seneca County
EMS and served as a squad leader for Green Springs EMS from inception in
1981 to 1992.
Mrs. Audritsh was awarded a certificate of commendation by Green Springs
VFW for her work with the EMS. When a resident of Seneca County, she served
as a Republican committee person from Green Springs and for many years
was Green Springs Deputy Registrar of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
She also was a Camp Fire Group leader and leader of a Cub Scout Troop
in Green Springs.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Engle-Young Funeral Home
of Green Springs with the Rev. James A. Scott officiating. Burial will
be in Green Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
Memorials may be made to Green Springs EMS, P.O. Box 36, Green Springs,
Nellie G. Laglia
Nellie G. Laglia, 76, formerly of Mt. Blanchard, died at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 1998, in Winebrenner Village, Findlay, where she had resided
the past year and a half.
She was born in Hancock County, Jan. 19, 1922, to Elmer R. and Carrie
E. (Lee) Oman. On Oct. 6, 1945, in the Navy Chapel Catholic Church, Key
West, Fla., she married Domenic ''Don'' Laglia. He died May 15, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William C. (Carla) Esely of McIntosh,
N.M.; and two grandsons.
Two brothers, Byron W. and George W. Oman, are deceased.
Mrs. Laglia, a homemaker, also worked as a cook at several restaurants
A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Waves, she was
a member of American Legion Post 3, Findlay, where she was the first female
post commander; and a life member of American Legion Post 344 Carey, AMVETS
Post 21 Findlay, DAV Chapter 8 Clyde and the National Rifle Association.
She also was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 624 in Arlington,
where she was a former president, the Women's Memorial 222768, where she
was a charter member, the Fleet Resserve 044810 and the Methodist faith.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Lee Cemetery, near Vanlue,
with the Rev. James R. Sharrett officiating. Military graveside rites will
be conducted by American Legion Post 344, Carey.
The Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Nellie Laglia Memorial Fund.
Irene E. Snook
Irene E. Snook, 89, died at 4:16 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998, at her residence
at 811 E. Findlay St., Carey.
She was born in Adrian, March 17, 1909, the daughter of Perry and Florence
(Green) Pressler. Her husband, Pearl K. Snook, died April 24, 1978.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert Snook of Carey and David Snook
of Tiffin; 14 grandchildren; a step-grandson; and several great-grandchildren.
Two daughters, Mary Ellen Logan and Lois E. Conley, two brothers and
a sister are deceased.
A homemaker, Mrs. Snook was active in the Church of God of Prophecy,
Carey, for more than 50 years.
The Rev. Brent McMasters will conduct the 2 p.m. Wednesday service
in the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey. Interment will be in Spring
Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Irene E. Snook Fund, in care of Stombaugh
Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey 43316-1169.
Ethel D. Wentz
Former Carey resident
Former Carey resident, Ethel D. Wentz, 84, of Chilhowie, Va., died
at 8:57 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 1998, in Smyth County Hospital, Marion, Va.
She was born in Kalida, July 19, 1913, to Henry F. and Mary A. (Warden)
Miller. She first married Walter J. Bauer, Sept. 24, 1931, and they were
divorced. On Aug. 28, 1965, she married Ira L. Wentz, and he preceded her
in death Sept. 16, 1996.
Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. James (Barbara) Welly and Mrs.
Elgin (Sandra) Bayes, both of Carey, Mrs. Nancy Dyer of Maumee and Mrs.
Ken (Tonya) McClure of Chilhowie; a son, Stephen Bauer of El Cajon, Calif.;
a step-son, Wayne E. Wentz of San Diego, Calif; 18 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren;
numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren
and step-great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Louise VanAusdoll of Lakeside,
Calif., and Lois Lahman of Fostoria; and a brother, Thomas Miller of Elmore.
Also preceding her in death were: two sisters, Wanda Davidson and Joan
Stiffler; three brothers, Kenneth, George and Carl Miller; a grandson;
and three step-great-granddaughters.
Mrs. Wentz, an avid bingo player, had worked at Donelson Packing Co.
and Swan Rubber Co., formerly of Carey, and Roppe Rubber Co. in Fostoria.
Graveside services in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, will be 2 p.m.
Tuesday with the Rev. James Sharrett officiating.
Memorials may be made to Dorcas Carey Public Library, in care of the
Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, 43316-1169.
Henrietta M. Matz
Henrietta M. Matz, 93, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, in Bristal Convalescent
Home, Waverly, where she had resided since March 1955.
She was born Feb. 26, 1905, in Haskins, to Leslie F. and Margaret (Pargellis)
Robertson. In 1935, she married John Williard Matz, and he died Oct. 29,
A brother, Alfred Robertson, and many nieces and nephews survive.
A brother, R.L. Robertson, and three sisters, Bertha Carter, Jean Wood
andDorothy Christensen, are deceased.
Mrs. Matz, a retired teacher, taught chemistry and home economics.
She graduated from Bowling Green University with a bachelor's degree and
earned a master's degree at Ohio State University.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Waverly; Founders
Club of Berea College, Kentucky; honorary sorority member of Phil Lamda
Theta and a member of the President's Club at Bowling Green University
and Heidelberg College.
She and her husband spent their retirement years assisting young people
with their college education and serving at various missions in Kentucky,
Georgia and Honduras.
Cremation will be followed by private burial. Memorial services will
be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9 in Zion United Church of Christ, Fireside, with
the Rev. Candace Thomas officiating.
Memorials may be made to Berea College, Kentucky, or a charity of the
The Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue, is in charge of arrangements.