FINDLAY - Gaynell M. Yoder, 89, of Findlay, died at 5:39 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at her residence.
Born in Akron on Aug. 2, 1915, she was the daughter of Marion E. and Rosa (Gilbert) Nichols. She married James K. Yoder on Aug. 27, 1958. He survives.
Also surviving are three children, Linda Betzold, Fostoria; Douglas Yoder, Upper Sandusky; and Julie Miller, Tiffin; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Mrs. Yoder was a homemaker and formerly worked for Sears Department Store and Findlay Industries.
A committal service will be today at 2 p.m. at Knollcrest Gardens Chapel, east of Findlay. Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Respite Care Society in Findlay, or Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center Bridgeport Care, Findlay.
SPRING HILL, Fla. - Peggy C. Boltz, 75, of Brookridge, Brooksville, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Carol Martin's Assisted Living Facility in Spring Hill, Fla.
Mrs. Boltz was born in Bluffton, and moved to Florida 14 years ago from Toledo.
Surviving are her husband, Ronald; two daughters, Ceana Botts, Fairfax, Calif.; and Tami Schmidt, Carey; two grandchildren; and a sister, Gwenn Thibert, Perrysburg.
Mrs. Boltz was a retired co-owner/opertor of Boltz Oil Co. in Toledo.
She was of Methodist faith.
Mrs. Boltz was a former member of the Monroe Boat Club in Monroe, Mich., and enjoyed animals, especially her poodles, drawing and painting.
Merritt Funeral Home in Spring Hill is handling arrangements.
CAREY - Blanche Rothgeb, formerly of 440 High St., Carey, and more recently a resident at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died at 3:17 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the facility. She was 93.
Born Feb. 24, 1911, in Fostoria, she was a daughter of Thomas I.V. and Irene L. (Witter) Keckler. She married Carl Runion in 1927, and they later divorce. She then married Elmer Rothgeb in 1929. He died Oct. 6, 1976.
Surviving are two children, Willard Runion, Oregon; and Harold Gene Rothgeb, Spokane, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen Stone, Eileen Gwaltney and Cora Joan Church, Fostoria. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Rothgeb; three grandchildren; six brothers, Harrison, Richard, Paul, Donald, Orville and Daniel; and three sisters, Mona, Bertha and Betty Jane.
Mrs. Rothgeb was a homemaker.
She was a member of Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene.
Mrs. Rothgeb was a past president of the Carey Senior Citizens.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Matt Doerle officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, as the body has been cremated. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Carey Senior Citizens, Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene or the organization of the donor's choice.
Beach Funeral Home in Carey is handling arrangements.
SYCAMORE — Ray G. Everhart, a resident of the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died at 2:50 a.m. today. He was 87.
Arrangements are pending at Walton-Moore Funeral Home in Sycamore.
FOREST — Conwell B. Harford, Forest, died at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at the age of 73.
Arrangements are pending at Shields Funeral Home in Forest.
SYCAMORE — Susan Stewart, 108 Benton St., Sycamore, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004. She was 56.
Arrangements are pending at Walton-Moore Funeral Home in Sycamore.
Modest I. Ellis, 130 Fairview Ave., Upper Sandusky, and of Sun City Center, Fla. for the past three years, died at Plaza West Nursing Home in Florida at 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2004. She was 88.
Born in Upper Sandusky on June 21, 1916, she was a daughter of Ira and Mayme (Kent) Schoenberger. She married Chalmers E. Ellis on Oct. 1, 1938. He died Sept. 8, 1995.
Surviving are a daughter, Helen Ann Frobose, Sun City Center; four grandchildren, Brent Frobose, Julie Rhinehart, Ann Wehr and John Frobose; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Schoenberger; and two half brothers, Richard Kneisley and Foster Schoenberger.
Mrs. Ellis retired at the age of 70 as office manager for McCarthy Quarry, where she had been employed for 25 years. She also had worked at Wyandot Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Ellis was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Wyandot County Ladies Shrine Club. She enjoyed being a homemaker and having a spotless home.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. David Roach officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Wyandot Memorial Hospital or Sun City Central EMS in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
CAREY — Helen A. Frederick, 305 W. Findlay St., Carey, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. She was 81.
A daughter of Garney B. and Cora B. (Wiseman) Teter, she was born in Weston, W.Va., on Jan. 30, 1923. She and Robert R. Frederick were married Aug. 25, 1946. He died Sept. 11, 2004.
Surviving are three sons, Paul, New Concord; and Steve "Garney" and Richard, Carey; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Joann Bonnell, Toledo. She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas.
A 1945 graduate of Otterbein College, Mrs. Frederick earned her master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. She retired from Carey Public Schools in 1978, after 20 years of teaching.
She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Carey, and was active in the church community and in the Grace United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Frederick was a member of the Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association, The Fortnightly Club, Carey Women’s Club, Stephen Ministries and American Legion Auxiliary No. 344. She volunteered with Hospice of Wyandot County and the Wyandot County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Sharrett officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation is at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, from 3-8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Dorcas Carey Public Library.
CAREY — Nettie J. Smith, formerly of 315 E. North St., Carey, and more recently of Findlay, died at her residence at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004. She was 91.
Born in Bonanza, Ky., on Dec. 12, 1912, she was a daughter of Lilburn and Caroline (Qualls) Frazier. She and Oren Allen Sr. were married and later di-vorced. She married Frank Smith on Aug. 4, 1937. He died Dec. 11, 1972.
Surviving are four sons, Otto, Jesse and Jim Smith, Findlay; and Franklin Smith, Sycamore; two daughters, Lois Will, Carey; and Phyllis Poole, Toledo; 25 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Willard Frazier, Findlay. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Caudill; a son, Oren Allen Jr.; three sisters; and seven brothers.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, and was of Protestant faith.
Mrs. Smith participated in Our Lady of Consolation bingo and bowled for many years. She enjoyed going to garage sales, dancing and going to family gatherings.
The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, with Bishop Terry McBeath officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey OH 43316.
Elma ‘Sally’ Hare
Elma D. “Sally” Hare, of Lavina Drive, Upper Sandusky, and formerly of Naples, Fla. for the last 18 years, died at Heartland of Bucyrus at 1:04 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004. She was 78.
Born in Wyandot County on July 4, 1926, she was a daughter of Ephrian and Inis (Ulrich) Stansbery. On July 12, 1955, she married Leo E. Hare in Upper Sandusky. He survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Carol Watts, Bucyrus; a son, Bob Gottfried, Gypsum; five grandchildren, Rick McWaters, Tim McWaters, Miles Horsley, Randy Gottfried and Tammy Criag; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gladys Smith, Marion. She was preceded in death by a sister, Effie Ward.
After attending Mifflin School, Mrs. Hare was a homemaker and worked for the Timken Co. in Bucyrus for 25 years. Before that, she was at one time an Avon consultant in Upper Sandusky.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Lucas Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Steward officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery. There is no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the organization of the donor’s choice in care of Lucas Funeral Home, PO Box 207, Upper Sandusky.