SYCAMORE - Mabel L. Ruehle, Marion-Melmore Road, Sycamore, died at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91.
Born in Tiffin on March 24, 1913, she was a daughter of Benjamin and Minnie (Roy) Runion. She married Arden C. Ruehle on Oct. 10, 1933. He died Jan. 29, 1985.
Surviving are a son, Donald, rural Bloomville; six grandchildren, Debbie Miller, Bucyrus; Kathy Jenny, Galion; Tom Ruehle, Bucyrus; Mike Ruehle, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Cindy Miller, Bucyrus; and Lynda Burke, Bear Creek, N.C.; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Ross, Norwalk; and Sarah Fish, Tiffin. She was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
Mrs. Ruehle was a homemaker and had worked at Wyandot Memorial Hospital as a cook.
She was of Protestant faith.
Mrs. Ruehle enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, working in her garden, raising gladiolas and playing pinochle.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home in Sycamore, with the Rev. Kelly Brown officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation is Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
FINDLAY - Ruth Elizabeth Davis, formerly of 420 E. Finley St., Upper Sandusky, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Fox Run Manor Nursing Home, Findlay. She was 92.
Born in Hancock County on Dec. 23, 1911, she was a daughter of Harry and Cora (Deidrick) Morehart. She married Forest Davis on May 18, 1935, in Wharton. He died Jan. 12, 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Jerry and Edwin, Findlay; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Reva Lortz, Carey. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Plott; a grandson; and two brothers, Ralph and Reed Morehart.
Mrs. Davis was a housewife after graduating from Vanlue High School.
She was a member of Crawford United Methodist Church.
There will be no funeral service as her body has been donated to Ohio University.
Memorials may be made to Crawford United Methodist Church or the organization of the donor’s choice.
Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay is handling arrangements.
CAREY - Earl S. Broadwater, 10985 TH 28, Carey, died at his residence at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. He was 84.
Born in Harrisville, W.Va., on May 25, 1920, he was a son of Charles E. and Ivah C. (Baker) Broadwater. He married Opal Crew on Aug. 12, 10944, in Portsmouth, Va. She died Jan. 31, 2000.
Surviving are three sons, Earl, Kansas, Ohio; Larry and Michael, Carey; two daughters, Karen Griffin, Fostoria; and Sharon Thomas, Findlay; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Louese DeFazio, Clarksburg, W.Va.; and a brother, Russell, Bridgeport, W.Va. He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Arnold and Burl; and two sisters, Anna Mae Barnett and Nellie Nutter.
In 1987, Mr. Broadwater retired from Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria after 37 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific and European theaters.
Mr. Broadwater was a charter member of Ridge Chapel Church of the Naza-rene in Carey. He received the distinguished service award from the church in 1991.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Ridge Chapel Church of the Naza-rene with the Revs. Harley Duncan and Buck Traylor officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, with local veterans’ organizations conducting military graveside rites. Visita-tion is today at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., and for an hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene or Bridge Home Health and Hospice in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
SYCAMORE - Wade A. Tooley, 3131 CH 30, Sycamore, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Toledo Hospital, at the age of 72.
Born on Sept. 29, 1931, in Sycamore, he was a son of Leroy and Vera M. (VanGundy) Tooley. He married Dianne H. Mercer on June 24, 1956. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark, rural Tiffin; and David, Sycamore; a daughter, Kristal Etter, Bellbrook; eight grandchildren, Jaclyn Tooley, Nicole Tooley, Jason Tooley, Kristyn Tooley, Shawn Tooley, Amanda Tooley, Gabrielle Etter and Celeste Etter; and a brother, Guy, Clyde. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy Jr. and Charles Tooley.
A 1950 graduate of Sycamore High School, Mr. Tooley was a service manager for Simonis Chevrolet in Sycamore for 14 years. He also worked at Galion Iron Works in Bucyrus for 11 years, and retired from National Machinery in Tiffin after 18 years. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Korean War.
He was a member of Sycamore United Church of Christ, and was a member of its dartball team for many years.
Mr. Tooley was a member and past treasurer of Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250, a former member of the Sycamore Volun-teer Fire Department for 18 years, a former Webelos Cub Scout leader, former Sycamore Little League coach, a Mohawk Warrior fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Diane Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, where Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation is today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sycamore United Church of Christ or the Mohawk Athletic Boosters.
FINDLAY — Frances I. VanAtta, 70, Findlay, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday Sept. 5, 2004.
She was born Aug. 10, 1934 in Grayson, Ky. to Levi and Mary Louise “Lula” (Rice) Davis. She first married John Stover, then Leo Wallace Eady and he preceded her in death. On Feb. 14, 1967, she married James F. VanAtta. He died Jan. 18, 1988.
Surviving are two sons, Douglas VanAtta and Joseph Eady, Findlay; three daughters, Deborah Kieffer and Donna Zoll, Findlay; and Faith Eady-Fraley, Carey; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Homer Davis, Olive Hill, Ky.; and Jake Davis of Hitchings, Ky.; and two sisters, Bertha Carter, Grayson; and Oma Adkins, Evermans Creek, Ky. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Davis; and four sisters, Mary Ellen Floyd, Virgie Shearer, Opal Forrest and Winnie Cramer.
A graduate of the Bowling Green School of Nursing, Mrs. VanAtta was a private duty nurse before working at Winebrenner Haven. She retired in 1981 from Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. She also was a telephone operator from 1952-56 with AT&T in Detroit.
Mrs. VanAtta was member of the Bible Methodist Church.
The funeral was today at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, with the Rev. Christopher Cravens officiating. Burial was in Knollcrest Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, the Taylor House or the American Lung Associa-tion of Ohio.
Kathy Hudson of Wharton, died at The Cleveland Clinic at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004. She was 46.
Arrangements are pending at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home.
CAREY - Franklin M. Krantz, formerly of 158 N. Main St., Kirby, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 84.
A son of Paul and Mary (Lentz) Krantz, he was born in Kirby on April 27, 1920.
He is survived by a sister, Agatha Slike, Carey; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Aloysius; and two sisters, Lillian Krantz and Hilda Kuzma.
Mr. Krantz was a laborer. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps.
Mr. Krantz attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kirby.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kirby. Visitation is at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, from 5-8 p.m. today, and a Scripture service is set for 7:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. - William Russell "Bill" Colwell, 66, of Prince George, Va., died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell, Va.
Born in Ohio, he was a son of Russell O. Colwell and Geraldine Firman.
Surviving are his wife, Drema; three children, Lisa, Gerald and Russell; a stepson, Jason; his mother; and a sister, Lois Gatchell.
The funeral was this morning at the Petersburg Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, with the Rev. Ray Haskett officiating. Burial was in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, where military graveside rites were conducted.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Petersburg Unit, 1117 Fort Hayes Drive, Petersburg VA 23805.
FOREST - Mary E. Green of Forest, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at 7:38 p.m. at Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 76.
Arrangements are pending at Shields Funeral Home in Forest.
J. Howard Smith
J. Howard Smith, 89, of Hilltop Drive, Upper Sandusky, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Wyandot Manor Nursing Home.
Born in Guernsey County on Nov. 11, 1914, he was a son of J. Everett and Martha (Stockdale) Smith. On June 10, 1941, he married Edna McBurney in Newark. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Beverly Smith, Normal, Ill.; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary; and three brothers, William and two infants.
A 1932 graduate of Quaker City High School, Mr. Smith earned his bachelor's degree from Muskingum College in 1940, and his master's degree from Ohio State University in 1957. He had been a chief technologist in the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and received a commendation for work on detection devices for surface ships and submarines.
Mr. Smith was a teacher and high school administrator in Guernsey, Belmont and Licking counties. Mr. Smith was a high school principal in Granville for 12 years, and in Upper Sandusky from 1961-62. He was a school superintendent in Upper Sandusky from 1963 until his retirement in 1973.
He attended John Stewart United Methodist Church.
Mr. Smith was a former member of the Upper Sandusky Rotary Club, National Education Associa-tion, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, American Radio Relay League and an operator of the amateur radio station W8HOT since 1951.
He had served on the board of directors of the School Management Institute, and was a member of Lincoln Hills Golf Club.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Old Mission Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Geissinger officiating. There will be no visitation, and Lucas Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Wyandot County Heart Support Group, American Cancer Society, John Stewart United Methodist Church or the organization of the donor's choice in care of Lucas Funeral Home, PO Box 207, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
CAREY - Robert Russell Frederick, 305 W. Findlay St., Carey, died at the Carey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the age of 85.
Born on Aug. 31, 1919, in Carey, he was a son of Frank H. and Leora Belle (Lantz) Frederick. He married Helen A. Teter on Aug. 25, 1946. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Paul, New Concord; Steve and Richard, Carey; eight grandchildren, Heather Henry, Erin Frederick, Adam Frederick, Paula Frederick, Matthew Frederick, Katie Frederick, Grant Frederick and Carter Frederick; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Richard, Bucyrus; and Judson, Toledo. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas; three brothers, infants Frank and Paul, and Emil; and a sister, Frances Frederick.
A 1937 graduate of Carey High School, Mr. Frederick attended Ohio Northern University for two years and was a former owner of Frederick Brothers Grocery in Carey.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1941-45.
He attended Grace United Methodist Church in Carey.
Mr. Frederick was active in many community organizations and his church. He enjoyed his retirement in Six Lakes Country Estates in North Fort Myers, Fla.
Mr. Frederick was cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Sharrett officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, where full military graveside rites will be conducted.
Visitation is at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Dorcas Carey Public Library.