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Logan County, Ohio Obituary Collection

Logan County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 3

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Date: Sunday, 19 December 2010, at 10:22 p.m.

Dorothy I. O'Dea
Dorothy I. O'Dea, 90, of Dublin and formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus.

A native of Bellefontaine, she was born April 27, 1910, a daughter of the late William and Mary C. Murphy Clingerman.

On June 30, 1934, in Bellefontaine, she married Robert E. O'Dea, a retired New York Central Railroad conductor. He died in 1978.

Mrs. O'Dea is survived by two sons, Daniel (Mildred) W. O'Dea of Parma Heights and Michael (Peg) Denis O'Dea of Miami, Fla.; one daughter, Mary Ann (Michael) Bowers of Dublin; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Irene Longbrake; and two brothers, William Cullen Clingerman and George Gailand Clingerman.

Mrs. O'Dea was a pianist, organist and soloist. As a young woman, she was organist and soloist at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bellefontaine and performed at many other local churches by request. She was a homemaker and taught music for many years.

Mrs. O'Dea attended St. Patrick Elementary and High School. She also attended St. Mary of the Springs College, now Ohio Dominican College, in Columbus.

A former member of St. Patrick Church, she also was a member of St. Brigid of Kildare Church in Dublin.

Mrs. O'Dea was a former longtime resident of Willowick.

Lucretia M. Searfoss

Lucretia M. Searfoss, 69, Tavares, Fla., formerly of Lima, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Oakwood Center, Eustis, Fla.

Ms. Searfoss was born Sept. 14, 1931, in McGuffey, the daughter of James F. and Rose Z. Toland Harford.

Ms. Searfoss operated the Odds and Ends Bookstore in Lima for 30 years.

She is survived by seven daughters, Linda (Richard) Amey, of Tavares, Cindy (Roger) Elowsky, of Brighton, Mich., Penny (Gary) Plachy, of Manhattan, Mont., Patricia Fletcher, of Tavares, Sandra Loesser, of Tavares, Fla.; Nancy Pace, of Umatilla, Fla. and Linda Roberts, of Florence, Ky.; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Harford and Glenn Harford, both of Lakeview, and Archie Harford of Forest; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Charles I. Anderson

Charles I. Anderson, 90, of West Mansfield, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at the Ravenwood Care Center.

A son of Grover and Mollie Ewing Anderson, he was born Oct. 23, 1910, in Hardin County.

He married Mildred Shaw on June 26, 1943, in Gulf Port, Miss. She survives in West Mansfield.

Also surviving are two sons, Dave (Teresa) Anderson of Ridgeway and Willis (Marion) Anderson of Kenton; three daughters, Linda (Ken) Green of Kenton, Nancy M. (Tom) Terrill of Ridgeway and Marilyn (Paul) Pemberton of Kenton; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are one sister, Margaret Helen (Ralph) Kissling of Kenton; one sister-in-law, Yvonne Anderson of Kenton; and one half sister, Donna (Ed) Lodico of Findlay.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, three grandchildren, one great-grandson, two sisters and one brother.
A retired dairy farmer, Mr. Anderson was a member of the Ridgeway United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was an inactive member of American Legion Post 173, Bellefontaine.

Carolyn "Connie" Agnes Lantz
Carolyn "Connie" Agnes Lantz, 77, received her invitation to sit at the Master's table on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. She had resided at 313 Washington St., West Liberty. She died at 10:23 a.m.

A homemaker, she was born July 23, 1923, in North Lewisburg, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Unkenholz Buckwalter.

On Sept. 20, 1945, in Urbana, she married James A. Lantz, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, James "Nick" (Susan) Lantz of Cable; three daughters, Cheryl Armentrout of West Liberty, Marcia (Ron) Wenger of Zanesfield and Laurie (Dan) Park of West Liberty; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Buckwalter of Caldwell, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Tom Armentrout; four brothers, Frederick C., Harold J. Buckwalter, and two in infancy.

A homemaker, Mrs. Lantz was a 1941 graduate of North Lewisburg High School.

Charles A. Foote

Charles A. Foote, 79, of Brownsburg, Ind., passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, while vacationing in Bradenton, Fla.

He was born in Bellefontaine and later moved to Indiana where he was a member of the Brownsburg Masonic Lodge 241 and the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis. Mr. Foote was a World War II veteran who attended Plainfield United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeannette Prall Foote; three sons, Charles "Dick" (Bonnie) Foote of Bellefontaine, John (Gloria) Foote of London and Tom (Cheryl) Foote of Muncie, Ind.; one niece, Karen (Ed) Eason of Bradenton; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Hannah Margaret Barclay

Hannah Margaret Barclay, 90, of Kenton, passed away at 7:52 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.

Mrs. Barclay was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Kenton, the daughter of Michael and Ella Haley Mullins.

She married Kenneth C. Barclay Nov. 13, 1932, and he preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1995.

A 1928 graduate of St. Anthony School, Mrs. Barclay owned and operated the Square Deal Market and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Kenton.

She is survived by one daughter, Ella K. (Eugene) Friedel, of Lima; one grandson, Fred (Darla) Reinemeyer, of Kenton; two granddaughters, Rita (Nathan) Thatcher and Mary (Keith) Wormley, both of Kenton; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

Helen D. Sotora

Helen D. Sotora, 82, of Lakeview, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her home.

A native of Vermilion, she was born Aug. 20, 1918, a daughter of the late John Sotora and Stella Zaremba.

Ms. Sotora was a former employee of the Westinghouse Corporation in Bellefontaine.

Survivors include a life-long friend, Bernice Ives of Lakeview; one brother, John Sotora of Norwalk; one niece and two nephews.

Two sisters and one brother are deceased.

Loreta Luzader
Loreta Luzader, 83, 5298 Township Road 212, died 2:27 p.m. Jan. 27, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born June 17, 1917, in Bay City, Mich., to the late John Houser and Jean Simpson Robb Houser.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert George Beckingham, whom she married on Oct. 30, 1937, in Detroit, Mich. He died Jan. 23, 1987.

She is survived by her second husband Harold P. Luzader of Bellefontaine, whom she married Oct. 17, 1998 in Lewistown.

Mrs. Luzader was a school bus driver for the Indian Lake School District. She was a member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church, the Logan County Historical Society and the School Employees Retirement Organization.

She is also survived by a son, John Albert Beckingham of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Jean Cecile (Charles) Polk of Waterford, Mich.; two stepsons, Gregory A. Luzader of Huntsville and David J. Luzader of Cleveland, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Kathy Landversicht of Upper Sandusky and Lisa M. Kin of Cleveland; a brother, John Houser of Commerce Township, Mich.; four sisters, Thelma Pierron of DeGraff, Bertha Furton of Huntsville, Donna Dailey and Billie Jean Gray, both of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren, John Albert Beckingham Jr., Carol Caples and Janet Lynn Worrell; seven stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-stepgrandchild.

She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Brian Luzader, and a granddaughter, Kathy Brook.

Comella G. Hawkins

Comella G. Hawkins, 81, of 601 Saxon Drive, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

Born Feb. 2, 1920, in Elkview, W.Va., she was a daughter of James E. and Mary Vickers Belcher.

She married Frank C. Hawkins in Elkview in 1938. He preceded her in death Sept. 7, 1990.

A homemaker, she is survived by two sons, Elvin (Gloria) Hawkins of Bellefontaine and Frank (Judith) Hawkins of Canal Fulton; two daughters, Mary (Ken) Anchor of Melbourne, Fla., and Ursula (Ed) Keener of Akron; one brother, Calvin Belcher of Lebanon; 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

One son, Ronald Hawkins, three brothers and one sister are deceased.

R. Wayne Wren
R. Wayne Wren, 80, of Lewistown, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, in his home.

He was born in West Mansfield on Aug. 26, 1920, a son of Homer Allen and Alice Irene Houchin Wren.

Mr. Wren married the former Gladys Gregory on Nov. 11, 1955, who survives.

A retiree of Superior Coach in Lima, Mr. Wren was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He held memberships with the Frank D. Castle VFW Post 1080 in Bellefontaine and the Doyle R. Miller AMVETS Post 39 in Lakeview.

He is also survived by three daughters, Gaye (Larry) Mitchell of DeGraff, Barbara Hanger of Bellefontaine and Susan (Bill) Danyluk of Swan River, Manitoba, Canada; three sons, Richard Wren, Homer Wren and Christopher Wren, all of Columbus; four grandchildren, Sarah, Christina, Teresa and Jason; two brothers, Melvin (Shirley) Wren of Fresno, Calif., and David (Marg) Wren of Bellefontaine; and three sisters, Annie (Ed) Burns of Columbus, Martha (Bob) Faelchle of Murrieta, Calif., and Eunice (Orville) Wickersham of Bellefontaine.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Forest Wren, and one sister, Mary Catherine Castoe.

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