CAREY - Georgia F. Fraley, Eaglewood Care Center, died at Eaglewood at 4:15 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the age of 94. A daughter of James and Julia (Bowling) Fraley, she was born in Morehead, Ky., on Oct. 8, 1908. She married Brice Wright, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Lawrence Pennington, Morehead, Ky.; and Boyd Wright, McArthur; and three daughters, Shirley Ruffing, Carey; Mildred; and Jewel. She was preceded in death by eight sisters, Susie, Polly, Lucy, Lottie, Ollie, Mollie, Katie and Sally; and three brothers, Tommy, Charlie and John. Mrs. Fraley was a housewife. She was of Protestant faith. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Fraley Cemetery in Elliottville, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey is handling local arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or Eaglewood Care Center in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
Fred L. Smith of Indian Mill Drive in Upper Sandusky, died at 3:28 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was 66. Born in Marion on Sept. 3, 1936, he was a son of Leslie and Goldie (Gheen) Smith. He and Shirley Moore were married on June 7, 1969 in the Harpster United Methodist Church. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Joel, Upper Sandusky; and Tom, Kirby; three daughters, Tami Moore and Tonya Bare, Upper Sandusky; and Tanessa Montgomery, Forest; seven grandchildren, Terry and David Compton, Zachary Lazza, Darrel, Gage and Makaylah Bare, all of Upper Sandusky; and Ridge Montgomery, Forest; a great-grandchild; three brothers, Lester, Mansfield; Robert, Dunkirk; and Dallas, Phoenix, Ariz.; and four sisters, Gladys Smith, Mary McCarley, Wanda Pollock and Betty Smith, all of Upper Sandusky. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles. Mr. Smith attended Wyandot School and later retired from Smith Auto Wrecking near Harpster. He enjoyed fishing, going to auctions and demolition derbies and following NASCAR racing, especially Ryan Newman. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lucas Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation is today from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wyandot County Heart Support Group in care of Lucas Funeral Home, PO Box 207, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
A graveside service for Barbara J. Lab will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Old Mission Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Wessler officiating. Mrs. Lab, 313 W. Church St., Upper Sandusky, died at Wyandot Memorial Hospital at 5:27 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003. She was 75. Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
MARYSVILLE - Lamont Armstrong, Upper Sandusky and formerly of Byhalia and Marysville, died at the Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the age of 88. Born in Byhalia on Oct. 13, 1914, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Leona (Gibson) Lingrel. She married Bernard Armstrong on Aug. 14, 1933. He died in 1986. Surviving are two daughters, Ann Bright, Marysville; and Sue Hinkle, Upper Sandusky; a son, Robert Armstrong, Columbus; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen. Mrs. Armstrong was a nurse's aide for more than 14 years at Memorial Hospital of Union County. She also volunteered at the hospital. She was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Armstrong enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wible Kidney Dialysis Fund in care of the Union County Community Founda-tion, or to John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky.
FOREST - Stella E. Edgington, 109 W. Dixon St., Forest, died at her residence at 5:38 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003. She was 88. Born in Forest on Dec. 29, 1914, she was a daughter of Henry and Lola (Brown) Buess. She married L. Merritt "Bo" Edgington on April 12, 1936. He died Oct. 19, 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Sally Tinsman, Fostoria; four grandchildren, Nancy Lipscomb, Bucyrus; Eric Tinsman and Julie Tinsman, Mansfield; and Amy Tinsman, Fostoria; a great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Isabelle Marquart, Arlington; and Agnes Crates, Ada. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred, John and Floyd Buess and Roy Burnett; three sisters, Thelma Baker, Nina Exline and Ruthanna Buess; and a great-grandson. A 1933 graduate of Forest High School, Mrs. Edgington was a retired librarian at the Forest-Jackson Public Library. She formerly operated Edgington Dry Cleaning in Forest. She attended Forest United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and a former financial secretary of the church. Mrs. Edgington was a member of Lehman Zimmerman American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 259 and * et 40, Forest; Pythian Sisters No. 75, Forest; Latham Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 70, Kenton; and a former board of elections member in Forest. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Shields Funeral Home, Forest, with the Rev. Brett Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery, Forest. Visitation is today from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Forest United Methodist Church, Forest Jackson Public Library Building Fund or Hardin Hospice Care, Kenton.
CAREY - Robert C. Donelson, 3672 CH 97, Carey, died at Fairhaven Retirement and Health Care Community at 8:11 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2003. He was 75. Born on May 6, 1928, in Wyandot County, he was the son of William and Maude (Lupton) Donelson. He married Mary White on May 13, 1966. She survives. Also surviving are five sons, William, Iowa; Stephan, Virginia; and Anthony, Robert and John, all of Carey; three daughters, Frances Donelson, Iowa; Ann Nanamaker, Findlay; and Martha Heldman, Tiffin; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Audrey Alspach, Upper Sandusky. He was preceded in death by a son, David Charles Donelson; and a sister, Lucille Wilson. A 1947 graduate of Carey High School, Mr. Donelson attended Findlay College for two years. He retired as a meat cutter from Riegel Provisions in New Riegel, and also worked at the former Millington Plastics in Upper Sandusky. He attended Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carey. Mr. Donelson was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 344 in Carey. He also was a member of the United Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union in Toledo. Private graveside services were held in Old Mission Cemetery with the interim pastor Andrea Starn officiating. Military graveside rites were conducted by Carey veterans' organizations. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Wyandot County Home Health or Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
CAREY - Anthony J. Roby, 636 N. Vance St., Carey, died Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 11:52 a.m., in the Wyandot Memorial Hospital emergency room. He was 5 1/2 months old. Born in Toledo on Dec. 19, 2002, he was a son of Charles E. Roby III and Kristy M. Draper. They both survive in Carey. Also surviving are a sister, Hallee Rose Roby, Carey; a brother, Charles E. Roby IV; maternal grandparents, Hal and Beverly Turnbell, Carey; paternal grandparents, Charles E. Jr. and Melissa Roby, Ridgeway, and Cherrill and Steve Cramer, Ridgeway; maternal great-grandparents; paternal great-grandmother; and great-grandparents. He was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Ann Draper. He attended the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation. A graveside service in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Deacon James Kitzler officiating. Visitation is at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, from 12-2 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Our Lady of Consolation Trojan Booster Association or Carey High School Athletic Department in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
CAREY - A memorial service will be held in Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey, Saturday at 2 p.m. for Laura Krout. The Rev. Cynthia Morrison will officiate. Mrs. Krout died in Naples, Fla., on Nov. 22, 2002, at the age of 102. She was born in Hancock County on Oct. 4, 1900. She and Carl Krout were married for 65 years, and lived in Carey until his death. Surviving are a son, Harold, Naples; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Eleanor Worthman; and a son, David. Mrs. Krout was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Carey for 82 years, and associate member of East Naples United Methodist Church for 14 years. Mrs. Krout was active in the Women's Guild of Grace UMC and a member of the Fortnightly Club of Carey. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Local arrangements are being handled by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home.
LAKEVIEW — Margaret E. "Marge" Dawson, Lakeview, died at her home on Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 5:19 a.m. She was 86. Born on July 21, 1916, in Wyandot County, she was a daughter of Eli and Edna (Long) Walter. From age 6, she was raised by J.R. and Maude Parks. She and P.K. "Perky" Dawson were married on Feb. 19, 1943. He survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Janis, Bellefontaine; a son, Jim, Wapakoneta; four grandsons, Jimmy Dawson, John Dawson, Paul Ziegler and Steve Ziegler; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean; and a sister. Mrs. Dawson was a homemaker. She attended Indian Lake Church of the Nazarene in Lakeview. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Van Horn Funeral Home in Lakeview with the Rev. Glen Freshour officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, Monday at 3 p.m. Visitation is Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home, 115 N. Main St., Lakeview. Memorials may be made to Tricare Hospice in Bellefontaine.
Joseph R. Suter of Bucyrus, died today at 1:45 a.m. at Galion Community Hospital, Galion. He was 88. Arrangements are pending at Lucas Funeral Home.
CAREY - Linus Andrew Reinhart of Eaglewood Care Center in Carey, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at 5:20 p.m. He was 110-years-old and the second oldest man in Ohio. He was born July 28, 1892, to Thomas and Anna (Arend) Reinhart. He married Esther E. Brooks on Feb. 25, 1919. She preceded him in death. Surviving are four sons, Harold, Barrington, Ill.; Donald and Franklin, both of Carey; Bernard, Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Mary Lou Gohl, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Rita Newell, Galion; and Virginia Orians, Carey; 36 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Reinhart was a retired farmer and seed corn business operator. He was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation. Mr. Reinhart also was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, on the board of directors of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau and the Carey Locker Plant. The funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Consolation. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. A rosary service will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School.
Sophia L. Eddy, formerly of Cleveland and a resident of Wyandot Manor Nursing Home for the past 10 years, died at the nursing home at 7:45 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the age of 78. A daughter of Elmer and Ida (Harbold) Smith, she was born in Dennison on Jan 15, 1925. Surviving are a daughter, Ida Munday, Carey; five grandchildren, Christine Harkless, Findlay; Jeremyh Chappell, Carey; Jack Chappell, Cleveland; Matt Chappell, Elyria; and Faye Sanders, North Ridgeville; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, William Smith, Akron; and a sister, Ruth Combest, Ulrichsville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Smith; and two brothers, James and Paul Smith. Mrs. Eddy was a seamstress at the Men's Suit Factory in Cleveland. She enjoyed drawing, art, crafts, painting and crocheting clowns. Mrs. Eddy also was a Chuck Norris and Betty Boop fan. A private family service will be held at a later date. Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Opal Lucille Post, formerly of Smith Street in Forest and a resident of Fairhaven Retirement and Health Care Community since 1991, died at 6:40 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. She was 88. Born in Jackson Township on Oct. 15, 1914, she was a daughter of Luther and Ella (Trachsel) Parsell. She and John W. Post were married on June 15, 1937, in LaRue. He died May 13, 1999. Surviving are a son, John David, Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Linda Jane Minko, Santa Ana, Calif.; three grandsons, Shawn Post and J.P. and David Minko; a great-grandson; and her foster family, Richard and Reva McVay, Findlay. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Osbun Roush and Kathryn Parsell; and a brother, Darl Parsell. Mrs. Post was a homemaker. She attended Forest United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women and Friendship Circle. Mrs. Post also was a past noble grand, past representative, past district deputy and financial secretary for 25 years of the former Virginia Rebecca Lodge No. 363 in Forest. She was a member of Honey Creek Rebecca Lodge in Melmore, Business and Professional Women's Club and was on the Hardin County Democratic Executive Committee and the precinct board for 27 years. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. Cathy Wirth officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery in Patterson. Visitation is at the funeral home for an hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Fairhaven Retirement and Health Care Community or Wyandot Memorial Hospital in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
Gary L. "Itch" Richardson, 17805 TH 42, Wharton, died at Marion General Hospital at 2:50 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2003. He was 51. Born in Findlay on Nov. 14, 1951, he was a son of Solomon Richardson III and Mary Jane Needs. He and Vicki L. Weaver were married on Aug. 19, 1977, in Carey. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Carrie Thiel, Upper Sandusky; a son, Zayne, Upper Sandusky; two grandchildren, Ceidyer and Jaidyn Thiel; a brother, Solomon Jr., Wharton; a sister, Carol Ann Daughenbaugh, Carey; his father and stepmother, Karol Richardson, Findlay; and stepfather, Tim Corbin, Upper Sandusky. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepmother, Mickey Corbin. A 1970 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, Mr. Richardson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was a helicopter mechanic. He was employed by Findlay Ford for more than 25 years in the auto body shop, and previously managed the body shop at Don Liles Garage. For the past four years, he had been employed by Dana Corp. in Upper Sandusky. Mr. Richardson was a past member of American Legion Post No. 225 and the Carey Conservation Club. He enjoyed the outdoors and working around the pond, especially doing landscaping. He was an Ohio State football fan, Cincinnati Bengals and Reds fan, and enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre, and grilling out with family and friends. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Hines officiating. Burial will be in Wharton-Richland Union Cemetery in Wharton, where full military honors will be conducted by local veteran organizations. Visitation is Thursday at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation or to the organization of the donor’s choice in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
Michael L. Thornton, 307 N. Fifth St., died at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay, at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003. He was 44. Born in Upper Sandusky on April 29, 1959, he was a son of William Sr. and Joan Thornton. His father resides in Upper Sandusky. Mr. Thornton married Colleen E. Brewer on Jan. 7, 1977, in Upper Sandusky. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael S. Thornton, Upper Sandusky; a daughter, Peggy Thornton, Upper Sandusky; two brothers, William F. and Donald Thornton, Upper Sandusky; and two sisters, Ginger and Debra Thornton, Upper Sandusky. He was preceded in death by his mother. After graduating from Upper Sandusky High School in 1977, Mr. Thornton worked as the sanitation director for the city of Upper Sandusky for 23 years until his retirement in 2003. He was a past member of AMVETS Post No. 777. He enjoyed traveling to Florida and Memphis, decorating his house for Christmas, fishing and watching his nephews play baseball. He enjoyed collecting coins, die cast NASCAR race cars and anything involving American bald eagles. Mr. Thornton was a fan of Ohio State University football and basketball and the Detroit Tigers. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with Pastor Julianne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests casual dress. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Wyandot County, the Upper Sandusky athletic complex or the Upper Sandusky athletic depart-ment in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.