KENTON - Martha B. Hatcher, 90, of Kenton, died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on June 5, 1914, in Hardin County, she was a daughter of Reuben and Vesta (Geiger) Koons. She married Silas Hatcher on Aug. 29, 1933. He died Jan. 29, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann Quinn, Kenton; four grandchildren, Pam Quinn, Upper Sandusky; Laura Barber, Minneola, Fla.; and Paula Beverly and Sara Reese, Kenton; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son.
A 1932 graduate of Kenton High School, Mrs. Hatcher was a homemaker.
She was a member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church and of its United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Hatcher enjoyed reading, cooking and being a farm wife for 60 years.
The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Silver Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Burden officiating. Burial will be in Norman Cemetery. Visitation is at Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home in Kenton, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hardin County Hospice, Mary John Johnson District Library or the Silver Creek United Methodist Church.
Sybil B. Lee, formerly of Township Highway 104, Upper Sandusky, and a resident of Fairhaven Retirement and Health Care Community for the past five years, died at Fairhaven at 8:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. She was 90.
A daughter of Oscar Gikling and Polly Peterson, she was born in Bemidji, Minn., on March 27, 1914. She married Arnold W. Lee on July 23, 1940, in Ithaca, N.Y., moving to Upper Sandusky in 1947. He died June 8, 1987.
Surviving are two sons, John, Columbus; and Robert, Upper Sandusky; five granddaughters, Mary Mettee, Heather Rue, Sarah Gatchel, Erica Lee and Kara Socha; and a sister, Gratia Gikling, Upper Sandusky. She was preceded in death by a brother, Neuman Gikling; and two sisters, Pauline Brzica and Phyllis Berry.
Mrs. Lee also lived in Rapid City, S.D., and Pittsburgh, Pa., where she graduated from Carrick High School in 1931. She received a degree in education at Teacher's College in Eau Claire, Wis., and taught at elementary schools in Wisconsin for six years, and other areas where she lived. Mrs. Lee and her husband were the owner/operator's of the former Lee's Trading Post and Lee 5 Cent to $1 Store, both in Upper Sandusky.
She was a 57-year member of First Lutheran Church, where she had been the church organist and sang in the choir.
Mrs. Lee also belonged to American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Usando Literary Club and Order of Eastern Star #366. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano and organ, playing bridge, reading, knitting afghans, cooking wild game, baking walnut chocolate chip cookies and was an Upper Sandusky High School Rams fan.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church with the Revs. Julianne Smith and Charles Steward officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, and for an hour before the service at the church.
Memorials contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, Fairhaven Retirement and Health Care Community or the organization of the donor's choice in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
MONTPELIER - Margaret K. Myers, 72, of Montpelier, died Tuesday morning, March 1, 2005, at her residence.
Born March 21, 1932, near Montpelier, she was a daughter of Ernest Walter and Rose Mabel (Ridge) Koch. On Jan. 2, 1955, she married Rell Lincoln Myers. He survives.
Also surviving are a son, Stan, Elkhart, Ind.; two daughters, Kathy Smith, Goshen, Ind.; and Kris DeWitt, Upper Sandusky; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Rory Field, Emylee and Kwynlyn Smith, Lyndsey and Kylee DeWitt and Sammy and Krystal Myers; and two sisters, Grace Klender, Pioneer; and Carol Franklin, Mountain Grove, Mo.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Koch.
A 1950 graduate of West Unity High School, Mrs. Myers was a homemaker.
Mrs. Myers was a member of Central United Brethren Church in Montpelier, and of the WMF of the church.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Central United Brethren Church with the Revs. Mike Martinelli and Robert Miller officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery in Hillsdale County, Mich. Visitation is Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier, and for an hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to Central United Brethren Church, Hospice of Community Hospitals or Wellness Centers of Williams County.
KENTON - Jill Phillips of Kenton, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at her residence at the age of 45.
Born in Kenton on July 28, 1959, she was a daughter of Gerald "Gus" and Bonnie Lou (Deardorff) Rodenberger. She and Dave E. Phillips were married June 1, 1986, and they divorced.
Surviving are her mother in Kenton; a daughter, Meredith; a sister, Jan Stuck, Kenton; three brothers, Dave Deardorff, Cary, N.C.; Garry Rodenberger, Defiance; and Tim Rodenberger, California; five nieces, five nephews and numerous cousins.
Ms. Phillips was the director of admissions at Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and was an Outreach to Recovery of the American Cancer Society.
Ms. Phillips was a member of First United Methodist Church, and was active in numerous volunteer programs in Hardin County.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. William Koppert and Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hale Cemetery in Mount Victory. Visitation is Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home in Kenton, and for an hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Hardin County, the American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church.
Dennis J. Gabel, formerly of Fremont, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Oregon Place Nursing Care Facility in Dayton. He was 71.
Born Dec. 4, 1933, in Fremont, he was a son of Robert J. and Eleanor E. Glenn.
Surviving are a brother, James, Ludington, Mich.; and two sisters, Martha Zeitzheim, Oak Harbor; and Mary Ann Merkel, Chelsea, Mich. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Glenn.
A graduate of Fremont St. Joseph High School, Mr. Gabel attended the College of Miami and Bowling Green State University. He worked for the city of Fremont's street department.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Fremont.
Mr. Gabel was a former member of Fremont VFW and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed classical music, reading, walking, fishing, hunting and his faith.
Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont, with the Rev. David Bruning officiating. Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church or St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in care of Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.
FREMONT - Rose B. McDermott of Fremont, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Countryside Continuing Care Center. She was 84.
Born Jan. 28, 1921, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Lithenberger) Baskey. She married Gilbert D. McDermott on April 26, 1941, at St. Ann Church in Fremont. He died Oct. 3, 1971.
Surviving are two daughters, Mayrose McDermott, Fremont; and Margaret Glauser, Aiken, S.C.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Baskey Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth Baskey.
A 1940 graduate of Fremont Ross High School, Mrs. McDermott attended Terra Community College. She was a retail sales clerk for 16 years, a tour guide at Hayes Presidential Center for 25 years and was a caregiver for the elderly, retiring in 1998.
Mrs. McDermott was a member of the Daughters of Isabella No. 382 in Tiffin, Sandusky County Historical Society and Sandusky County Craft Guild where she was a supervisor. She was founder and past president of the Hayes Doll Club of Ohio, and a member of Toledo Glass City Doll Collectors of Ohio, Sandusky River Valley Doll Club of Ohio Tiffin Branch, American Legion Auxiliary No. 169, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans No. 34 in Tiffin and No. 33 in Fremont, Hayes Ohio Star Quilters Guild, Fremont Moose Women's Auxiliary and Golden Threads of Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Fremont. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Tiffin. Visitation is Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Ann Church, the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Memorial Hospital.