Jean I. Monroe, 78, of South Seventh Street, Upper Sandusky, died at 3:27 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Grant-Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
Born in Marion on Feb. 19, 1926, she was the daughter of Ralph D. and Bertha (Shefbaugh) Marshall. She married Donald T. Monroe II on July 5, 1958, in Zanesville. He survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Michael, Rawson; Dennis, Carey; and Donald III, Upper Sandusky; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Marshall, Houston, Texas.
A 1944 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, Mrs. Monroe was a homemaker.
She attended John Stewart United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Monroe was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of AMVETS Post No. 777, and also was a member of the Women of the Moose No. 1093. She enjoyed traveling, camping, working crossword puzzles, watching old movies, Ohio State football, telling stories and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lucas Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Geissinger officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wyandot Health Foundation, Heart of Ohio Dialysis Center or the Arthur James Cancer Center in care of Lucas Funeral Home, PO Box 207, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
CAREY - Brandie L. King, 500 Highland Parkway, Upper Sandusky, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on County Highway 47 west of Ohio 53. She was 18.
Born in Upper Sandusky on Feb. 4, 1986, she was the daughter of Johnny King and Cindy J. Puchta-Billock. Her father survives in Lexington, Ky., and her mother and stepfather, Timothy Billock, survive in Carey.
Also surviving are paternal grandparents, Cline and Jean King, Carey; and maternal grandparents, Donald Puchta, Findlay, and Betty Puchta, Carey.
A 2004 graduate of Carey High School, Ms. King was a clerk at Dairy Mart in Upper Sandusky. She also had worked at Our Place Café and Dollar General in Carey, K-Mart in Findlay, and Fairhaven Retirement and Health Care Community’s dietary department.
Ms. King was a NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhardt Jr. She also enjoyed playing with her cousins.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Free Will Baptist Church, Carey, with the Rev. Brent Layne officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation is at Stombaugh-Batton Fu-neral Home in Carey, from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, and for an hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Brandie L. King Memorial Fund in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
CAREY - Paul Wesley Powell, 96, formerly of Carey and more recently of Noble, Okla., died at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his residence in Noble.
Born on Dec. 19, 1907, in Carey, he was the son of Daniel T. and Neva (Berlin) Powell. He and Lucy Laughlin were married in November 1936. She died Nov. 11, 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol Ramage, Louisville; and Paula Powell, Noble; a granddaughter, Catherine Kopcho, Nashport; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a grandson, William Ramage.
A 1925 graduate of Carey High School, Mr. Powell spent a majority of his adult life farming in the Carey area.
Mr. Powell attended the Philadelphia Church of God in Edmund, Okla.
A memorial graveside service will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey. Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
Randy P. Wood, 124 N. Hazel St., Upper Sandusky, and formerly of near Big Island, died at his residence in Lutz, Fla., at 9:29 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004. He was 58.
Born in Kenton on Aug. 7, 1946, he was a son of James M. and Grata M. (Essex) Wood. He married Pat S. Bradley on Nov. 12, 1965, in Tiffin. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Big Island; a son, Brad, Upper Sandusky; a daughter, Nickki Becnel, Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Ryne and Kaitlynn Wood, Maggie and Mandy Dejonge and Kayla and Peyton Becnel; two brothers, Phillip, Mechanicsville, Va.; and Tim, Marseilles; and three sisters, Janet Yoder, Upper Sandusky; Julie Cusick, Morral; and Lynn Thacker, Meeker. He was preceded in death by his father, stepmother, Lois (Shaw) Wood; stepfather, Arthur Thacker; and a brother, James.
A 1964 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, Mr. Wood was the co-owner/operator of Logical Satellite Solutions for the past three years, and the co-owner of The Upper Cup. He worked as an operation manager at Sat Star Cable Communications for six years in Tampa, and as a carpenter at AA Thacker Construction in Big Island.
He was affiliated with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lutz, St. Paul Lutheran Church and Meeker United Methodist Church.
Mr. Wood was a member of BPOE No. 83, the Moose Lodge in Marion and SBCA Satellite Engineers. He enjoyed golfing, playing softball, collecting carpentry tools and spending time with his grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Elsholz officiating. Burial will be in Chandler Cemetery, Marseilles. Visitation is at the funeral home from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Randy Wood Golf Memorial Fund in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
Richard Cupp Jr.
Richard R. "Ricky" Cupp Jr., 25, of 213 1/2 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, died at 11:21 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at the scene of an accident on County Highway 47.
The son of Richard R. Cupp and Rose (Baker) Sayre, he was born in Marion on Jan. 12, 1979. His father survives in College Park, Ga., and his mother and stepfather, Will Sayre, survive in Upper Sandusky.
Also surviving are a sister, Jennifer Burkitt, Hilliard; grandparents Richard and Mary Altvater, Upper Sandusky; Maxine Cupp, Sumter, S.C.; Lavetta Sayre, Upper Sandusky; and Robert and Diane Baker, Fremont; three nieces, a nephew and many aunts and uncles.
After attending Upper Sandusky High School, Mr. Cupp received a certificate in heating and air conditioning from Atlanta Area Tech in Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Cupp enjoyed music, collecting baseball cards, playing video games, biking, traveling and spending holidays with family.
The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Buckner officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Richard R. Cupp Jr. Memorial Fund in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
CAREY - Dallas C. Bland, 790 S. Patterson St., Carey, died at his daughter's home in Palatine, Ill., at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004. He was 77.
Born in Carey on Sept. 22, 1927, he was the son of Forrest Bland and Nella (Putnam) Baughman. He and Betty J. Sizemore were married on Aug. 20, 1950, and they later divorced.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Bland-Ruggiero, Palatine; and Tonya Bland-Mathisen, Round Lake, Ill.; five grandchildren, Chris, Brett, Brittany, Drew and Evan; and a half brother, Kenny Baughman, Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Melzina Bland.
Mr. Bland owned and operated Bland Millwright and Supply Inc. for 30 years.
He attended Grace United Methodist Church in Carey.
Mr. Bland joined Carey Lodge No. 420 Free and Accepted Masons in 1955, and served in many offices, including worshipful master three times, and was serving as its secretary when he died. He joined Carey Chapter No. 159 Royal Arch Masons in 1955, and served several offices, including its high priest three times. He also served the state organization for three years as the district deputy grand high priest of the Seventh Capitular District.
Mr. Bland joined Upper Sandusky Council No. 98 Royal and Select Masons in 1957, and served in many offices, including illustrious master twice. He was a grand aide to the statewide organization in 1997. He joined DeMolay Commandery No. 9 in Tiffin in 1992, and served in many offices, including its eminent commander, and was serving as its prelate when he died. He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo, and was a past sovereign master of Blanchard Valley No. 221, Allied Masonic Degrees. He was elected and received his Knight of the York Cross of Honour title from Ohio Priory No. 18 in 1997.
Mr. Bland was a U.S. Army veteran, and served on the Carey Village Council, Carey Board of Education and the board of directors of the former People's Bank in Carey.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Sharrett officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, where local veterans' organizations will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation is at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday, and for an hour before the service at the church. There will be a Masonic service Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeast Illinois or the Mesothelioma Foundation in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
FOREST - Michael D. Hemmerly, 16364 Ohio 37, Forest, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in the emergency room at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He was 39.
Born in Wyandot County on Feb. 24, 1965, he was the son of Vernon A. and Louise (Ratliff) Hemmerly. His mother survives in rural Forest.
Also surviving are his fiancee, Vicki Shepherd, and her daughter, Kelly Shepherd, rural Forest; two sisters, Beverly Lee, Forest; and Teresa Pennock, Sycamore; six nieces, a nephew and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his father.
A 1985 graduate of Riverdale High School, Mr. Hemmerly worked in the maintenance department of DuPont Liquid Packaging in Upper Sandusky for 11 years. He also was the co-owner of Hemmerly's Small Engines in Forest.
Mr. Hemmerly was a member of the Kenton Moose, and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shields Funeral Home in Forest, with the Rev. Rex Roth officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Center Cemetery, Forest. Visitation is today at the funeral home from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the organization of the donor's choice.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Mark Allen Plotts, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born in Wharton on Aug. 1, 1922. Surviving are his wife and children, a brother, Donald, Upper Sandusky; and a sister, Evelyn Bash, Wharton.
Mr. Plotts attended school in Wharton and graduated from Findlay High School in 1941.
A memorial service was held Oct. 2, at Messinger Mortuary Chapel in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix AZ 85014, or the Arizona Kidney Foundation, 4203 E. Indian School Suite 140, Phoenix AZ 85018.
Frederick Miller Young, 92, of 346 S. Hazel St., Upper Sandusky, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A son of R.J. and Adeline C. (Miller) Young, he was born in Upper Sandusky on Aug. 4, 1912. He and Mildred N. Honsberger were married Jan. 27, 1940, in Upper Sandusky. She died Sept. 19, 2003.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas, Upper Sandusky; and Gary, Columbus, Ind.; four grandchildren, Randy, Patrick, Chad and Jordan; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles; and a sister, Mildred Clabaugh.
After 34 years of work, Mr. Young retired as a cheese maker from the former Chief Dairy. He had worked for Homer Evans Sawmill, Wilson Goodman Farms and Grain Elevator, for Ward Walton's farm and David Needs' farm.
He was a life member of Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church.
Mr. Young enjoyed cars, pickup trucks and John Deere tractors, vegetable gardening, watching high school sporting events and reading. He was an Ohio State and Cleveland Browns football fan and a Wyandot County historian.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. Marc Quinter officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Trinity Evangelical Church Care and Share Fund or the Wyandot County Historical Society in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.