BUCYRUS - Chelsie Rae Lynn Mollencopf, 17, of Nevada, and her unborn child died in Carey on Monday, Sept. 13, 2004.
Born in Galion on Oct. 21, 1986, she was a daughter of Tom and Gail (Crabbe) Mollencopf. They survive in Nevada.
Also surviving are a brother, Izaak Gore, Bucyrus; numerous aunts and uncles; three nephews and a niece. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Helen Crabbe; and a brother, Sheldon Gore.
Miss Mollencopf attended Wynford High School and Pioneer Joint Vocational School, where she studied in the Business Academy Program.
She was a member of Scioto United Methodist Church, and had participated in some youth programs at Nevada United Methodist Church.
Miss Mollencopf collected frog memorabilia.
The funeral is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus, with the Revs. Rick Dawson and Renae Meggitt officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Nevada UMC in care of Wise Funeral Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus OH 44820.
CAREY - Bernice H. Johnson Scoarse, formerly of Carey, died at the Wyandot Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for three years, at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004. She was 96.
Born in Wyandot County on Oct. 28, 1907, she was a daughter of William “Bill” and Nora (Wagner) Heck. She married Roy Johnson, and they divorced. She and Free “Red” Scoarse were married on Sept. 17, 1960. He died Aug. 27, 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Anita Gollett, Findlay; and Patricia Johnson, Carey; two sons, Bob Johnson, Oak Harbor; and Charles “Fritz” Johnson, Carey; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Grant and Donald “D.J.” Johnson; and four brothers, Howard, Clyde, George and Vern Heck.
A 1926 graduate of Carey High School, Mrs. Scoarse retired from Porcelain Products in Carey in 1971, after 29 years of work.
She attended Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carey, and was a member of the Mary Martha Class.
Mrs. Scoarse was a life member of American Legion Post No. 334 Auxiliary in Carey.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, with interim pastor Lori Ann Strang officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Dorcas Carey Public Library in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
FINDLAY - Olive McPherson, 94, of Findlay, died at 9:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.
Born on June 13, 1910, in Auglaize County, she was a daughter of Benjamin H. and Eddeth O. (Wehner) McCarty. She married Alfred McPherson on Sept. 30, 1930. He died May 16, 1973.
Surviving are a son, Michael, Upper Sandusky; a daughter, Susan Paul, Findlay; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Delores Mellott, Bryan; and Joan Althaus, St. Louis, Mo. She was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert McCarty.
Mrs. McPherson graduated from Waynesfield High School in 1927 and attended Northwestern School of Commerce in Lima. She worked for Steele's Automotive Parks in Lima as a bookkeeper for 11 years.
She was a member of First Christian Church.
Mrs. McPherson was involved with the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center Auxiliary.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay, with the Revs. Deloris Forman and Nichole Mazza-Fredley officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 620 N. Main St., Findlay OH 45840, or to the organization of the donor's choice.
FOREST — Larry D. Getz, 4843 CH 195, Forest, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at his residence. He was 62.
Born in Wyandot County on Feb. 17, 1942, he was a son of Walter M. and Bernece E. (Hemmerly) Getz.
Surviving are two brothers, Jim and Jeff; and two sisters, Marilyn Fewell and Bonnie Breidenbach. All are of Forest.
Mr. Getz graduated from Forest High School in 1960.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Jackson Center Cemetery in Forest, with the Rev. Jeremy Gillfillan officiating. There is no visitation, and Shields Funeral Home in Forest is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hardin Hospice Care in Kenton.
LAUGHLIN, Nev. - Pamela Anne "PJ" Beuthien died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at her residence in Laughlin, Nev. She was 52.
Born on April 7, 1952, in Cheyenne, Wyo., she was a daughter of Daniel and Marlene Johnson. Her husband, Frank Beuthien, survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Marslyn Johnson and Dellane Dillion, Upper Sandusky; a brother, Kip Johnson, Upper Sandusky; an aunt and an uncle. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Beuthien graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1970, and moved to Las Vegas in the late 70s. After marrying her husband, they moved to Laughlin.
Mrs. Beuthien enjoyed spending afternoons on their boat on Lake Mead, riding with her husband on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle and taking care of their home.
The remains have been cremated in Laughlin, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. -John R. Eader, 31, of Webbers Falls, Okla., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, in Tulsa, Okla.
Born in Bucyrus on July 2, 1973, he was a son of John Eader and Elaine (Pinion) Eader. He married Patsy Murphy. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents in Sycamore; two daughters Andrea Henderson, Warner, Okla.; and Heather Ford, Webbers Falls; a granddaughter, Racee Henderson; maternal grandparents Helen and Porter Pinion; a sister, Heidi Hines, Helena; a brother, Chad Eader, Sycamore; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Reed and Ada Eader.
Mr. Eader was a diesel mechanic.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 3, at First Alliance Church in Bucyrus, with the Rev. William Strader officiating. Burial was in Warner Memorial Cemetery, Warner, Okla.
Wellington J. Baker of U.S. 30 East, Upper Sandusky, died at 3:36 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He was 83.
Arrangements are pending at Lucas Funeral Home.
CAREY - Ruth E. Barger, formerly of Carey, died at 4:25 a.m. today at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91.
Arrangements are pending at Stombaugh-Batton Fu-neral Home in Carey.
FOREST -Argyle M. Breidenbach of Forest, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at the Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 73.
Arrangements are pending at Shields Funeral Home in Forest.
CAREY - Natalie Ann Pratt, 537 Grove St., Carey, died at her residence at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004. She was 33.
Arrangements are pending at Stombaugh-Batton Fu-neral Home in Carey.
CAREY — Daniel James Risner, 21, of Vanlue, died in a two-car accident at Ohio 15 and Township Road 193 at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004.
A son of Jackie and Luana Sue (Wedge) Risner, he was born in Fostoria on July 27, 1983. His father and stepmother, Irene Risner, survive in Lafayette, and his mother survives in Vanlue.
Also surviving are a maternal grandmother, G. Norma Wedge, Fostoria; a brother, Brian, Findlay; a sister, Jacquelin Couch, Findlay; a half sister, Michelle Hunter, Jenera; three stepbrothers, Steve McCoy and Ray McCoy Jr., Lima; and David McCoy, Tennessee; five stepsisters, Jacki Godin, Debbie Jordan, Rhonda Roberts and Tina Johnson, Lima; and Robin Prowant, Lafayette; and two nephews and six nieces.
Mr. Risner was a laborer. He was a welder by trade. He graduated from Allen East High School and Appollo Career Center in Lima as a welder in 2002.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, with the Rev. Tony Rettig officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to The Daniel J. Risner Memorial Fund in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
Mary Lou Wilkins
FOREST — Mary Lou Wilkins, formerly of rural Forest and more recently of Fox Run Manor Nursing Home in Findlay, died at Fox Run Manor at 10:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004. She was 73.
Born in Forest on April 15, 1931, she was a daughter of John W. and Rhea J. (Klinger) Wilkins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Don; and two sisters, Elsie Martin and Ellen May Wilkins.
Ms. Wilkins attended Bible Fellowship Church in Arlington.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shields Funeral Home in Forest, with the Rev. Jerry Kellogg officiating. Burial will be in Hueston Cemetery, Forest. Visitation is today from 4-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Bible Fellowship Church in Arlington.