Died: Sunday, May 19, 2002
Leon Turnwald, 83, died May 19, 2002 at Van Crest Care Center of Van Wert.
He was born January 30, 1919 in Lenawee County, Mich., to William and Mary (Landwehr) Turnwald, who are deceased.
On June 21, 1944, he married Rita Miller, who survives in Ottoville.
Also surviving is a son, Steve (Ann) Turnwald of Fort Wayne, Ind.; five daughters, Dorothy (Jose) Flores and Irene (Roger) Helms, both of Ottoville; Jeanette (Kenneth) Hazelton of Ada; Agnes (James) Ellebrock of Ottawa and Nancy (Lawrence) Suer of Cincinnati; a brother, John (Dolores) Turnwald of Ottoville; two sisters, Anna Marie Eickholt of Ottoville and Betty (Karl) Schumacher of Columbus Grove; a sister-in-law, Betty (Elmer) Friemoth of Delphos; and 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sylvester and William Turnwald Jr.; a brother-in-law, Jerome Eickholt; a grandchild, Andy Helms, and a great-grandchild, Myka Turnwald.
He retired as a farmer in 1981 and from Ottoville Lumber Co. He had also worked at National Lime and Stone Co. for 17 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and its Holy Name Society. He was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church on Nov. 17, 1984, and retired from active ministry in 2000. He had served on the Ottoville Local school board.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with the Rev. Tony Borgia officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Ottoville.
Arrangements are in charge of Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Madge E. Carey
Died: Friday, May 17, 2002
Madge E. Carey, 91, of Cridersville, and formerly of Ada, died Friday, May 17, 2002 at Cridersville Health Care Center.
She was born June 24, 1910 in Hardin County, to Melvin E. and Nioma M. (Ikenberry) Carey.
Survivors include a son, Jack L. (Kathryn) Pisel, Jr. of Lima; three grandchildren: Jeff (Kim) Pisel of Lima, Kalra (Michael) Strange of Lima, and Kaleen (Gerald) Wineinger of Tokyo, Japan; a brother, Dwight Carey of Winterhaven, Florida; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Max Carey.
Ms. Carey was a clerk at Gregg's Department Store and their retail stores in Lima. Madge was also a homemaker.
She was a member of the Forest Park United Methodist Church of Lima.
Public graveside services were held on Monday, May 20 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, with Pastor Larry Hopkins officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Funeral home in charge of arrangements was Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Shirley R. McClure
Died: Saturday, May 11, 2002
Shirley R. McClure, 73, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Harrod, died May 11, 2002, at her residence in Ruskin, Florida.
She was born July 10, 1928, in Lima, to Alonzo and Ethel (Golden) Lyons, born of whom are deceased.
On November 10, 1946, she married Bill J. McClure, who survives in Ruskin, Florida.
Also surviving is one son, David W. (Lalita) McClure, of Bastrop, Texas; two daughters: Linda (Gregg) Sawyer of Montgomery, Texas, and Chris (Hal) Nungester of Harrod; two brothers: James Lyons and Robert (Sue) Lyons, all of Lima; and one sister, Patricia (Larry) Swaney of Ruskin, Florida; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Richard McClure; one daughter, Rebecca McClure; one brother, Al Lyons, and one sister, Mary Huber.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Harrod Christian Church, Harrod and attended Ruskin United Methodist Church, Ruskin, Florida.
Services were held Wednesday, May 15, at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Pastor Rich Biclawski officiating. Burial was in Harrod Cemetery, Harrod.
Memorial contributions may be made to the H.I.S. Home for Children, 3172 W. Breese Road, Lima, Ohio 45806.
Carl L. Amstutz
Died: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Carl L. Amstutz, Lima, 89, Lima, formerly of Bluffton, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 27, 1913 in Bluffton to Peter W. and Rosa (Wright) Amstutz.
He married LaVaun B. Weaver on Sept. 12, 1933 and she died April 1, 1977. He then married Beulah M. (Younkman) Michael Wood in May of 1978 and she survives in Lima.
Other survivors include three daughters: Sandra J. (Richard) Krupp of Toivola, Mich.; Carla D. Amstutz, of Lima; and Penny E. (Ray) Mumma of Ada; one sister, Evelyn Warner of Beaverdam; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Miriam Miller; three grandchildren: David Miller, Bruce Miller and Greg Miller; two brothers: Walter Amstutz and Harold Amstutz; one stepson Larry Michael and one stepdaughter, Patsy Michael.
He was manager of the Beaverdam Elevator, Cairo Elevator, then retired from the Bluffton-Pandora Elevator. He was a 1931 graduate of Beaverdam High School, a member of the Lima Baptist Temple, and a member of the Silver Swingers Golf Club at Springbrook Golf Club. He was a former School Board President and School Board Member of the Beaverdam School; a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #54, Lima and a former member and ordained elder of the Beaverdam Church of Christ. He retired from the family farm in Richland Township. He received numerous awards and was a past National winner at the National Fur Show for his love of trapping and preparing pelts. Carl and his wife Beulah received several awards from the Lima Men's Garden Club for their hobby of gardening and landscaping at their Lima home. He loved working in his woodshop. He was also an avid golfer at the Springbrook Golf Club where he was a member.
A memorial service was held Saturday March 23 at the Lima Baptist Temple with Pastor Gary Hohman officiating. Private family graveside services were held at Woodland Cemetery, Beaverdam.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lima Baptist Temple.
Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, was in charge of arrangements.
Kathryne L. Hoyt
Died: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Kathryne L. Hoyt, 71, of Forest and formerly of Ada, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at her residence.
She was born April 30, 1930 in Hardin County to Theodore and Thelma (Williams) Harsh.
On August 5, 1957 she married Willis Hoyt who preceded her in death.
Other survivors include three daughters: Phyllis (Don) Grant of Roundhead; Cindy Spradlin of Ada; and Brenda Ray of Kenton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Betty (Russell) Rizor of Dunkirk and Francis Mikesell of Lima.
She was preceded in death by four brothers: Samiel, Robert, James and Roger Harsh; one sister, Roberta Downing and a grandchild, April Spradlin.
She was a homemaker. She attended the Alger Assembly of God Church.
Price Funeral Home, Kenton, was in charge of arrangements.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorials may be made to Hardin Hospice Care of to the family in care of the funeral home.
Ruth M. Wetmore
Died: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Ruth M. Wetmore, 92, Lima, died March 19, 2002 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.
She was born January 5, 1910 in Brooklyn, NY to Lawrence and Katherine Hohmann Sr.
She married George F. Wetmore, Sr. on July 25, 1933 and he died June 3, 1978.
Other survivors include three sons: William A. (Patricia) Wetmore of Elida; George F. (Jill) Wetmore of Troy; and Rick Wetmore of Lima; one daughter, Kathy Vermillion of Ada; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers: Lawrence and Sidney Hohmann and a sister, Mabel Riebe.
She had been a registered nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and the Ada Senior Citizens and a former member of the Daughters of America.
Services were held March 23 at Siferd Westwood Chapel with Rev. Douglas Adams officiating.
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital and Research.
Catherine L. Newland
Died: Monday, March 18, 2002
Catherine L. Newland, 74, of Ada, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Bluffton.
She was born August 5, 1927 in Hardin County, to Glenn Johnson and Nellie (Gillen) Johnson Pope, both of whom are deceased.
On July 16, 1955, she married David Franklin Newland, and he died on September 23, 1986.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine (Terry) McDaniel of Ada; three brothers: William Pope of Ada, James (Mary) Pope of Alger, and Joseph (Bonnie) Pope of Ada; two grandsons: Terry David McDaniel of Ada and William Ray McDaniel of Ada.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: Raymond and Richard Pope, and by a sister, Mary Shepherd.
Mrs. Newland was a homemaker and housewife.
Services were held Wednesday, March 20 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Rev. Gene Webb officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catherine Newland family.
Dennis J. Hensel
Died: Saturday, March 16, 2002
Dennis J. Hensel, 75, of Kenton, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.
He was born May 6, 1926 in Hardin County, to Clarence and Corene (Kahler) Hensel.
On September 2, 1951 he married Helen M. Preston, and she died on March 7, 1960. In 1981, he married Dorothy Erwin Crist, and she survives in Kenton.
Other survivors include a son, Denny E. (Roxie) Hensel of Kenton; a daughter, Brenda (Duane) Heacock of Findlay; three stepsons: Jerry L. (Joyce) Crist of Troy, Mich., Tom G. (Lynn) Crist of Arlington, and Mike (Lachelle) Crist of Ada; three granddaughters; seven step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Delmer, and two infant sisters.
Mr. Hensel was a farmer and self-employed mechanic/owner of Denny's Repair.
He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church of Dola. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He also served on the Hardin County Airport Authority. He served as Cessna Twp. Clerk for 36 years, and was a former Cessna Twp. Zoning Officer. He was a 1944 graduate of Dola High School.
Services were held on Wednesday, March 20 at Price Funeral Home, Kenton, with Pastor Dave Underwood officiating.
Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Dola.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care or the American Heart Association.
Jeff S. Friedrich
Died: Friday, March 15, 2002
Jeff S. Friedrich, 41, of Columbus Grove, died Friday, March 15, 2002 in an auto accident at the corner of old US 30 and new US 30, Beaverdam.
He was born March 19, 1960 in Ft. Campbell, KY, to Paul F. Friedrich and Shirley (Anderson) Moorman. His father survives in Chattanooga, TN, with his step-mother, Joyce. His mother survives in Columbus Grove with his step-father, Moray Moorman.
On September 23, 1983, he married Barb Davis, who survives in Columbus Grove.
Other survivors include a maternal grandmother, Maxine Anderson of Columbus Grove; a paternal grandmother, Isabelle Friedrich of Madison, SD; three daughters: Amber (Billy) Friedrich of Columbus Grove, Staci Friedrich of Columbus Grove, and Kayla Friedrich of Columbus Grove; three brothers: Kevin (Carole) Friedrich of Ada, Mike (Cherie) Friedrich of Guild, TN, and Bret (Elena) Friedrich of Ft. Worth, TX; and five step-brothers.
Jeff was employed by Toledo Mold & Die, Delphos, as a supervisor for 14 years. He was a fisherman, hunter and was a NASCAR fan, especially Mark Martin. He was on a bowling league in Ada. He was a member of both the Columbus Grove and Delphos Eagles, a member of the National Rifle Association, and the Columbus Grove Archery Club.
Services were held Wednesday, March 20 at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, with Rev. Larry Blunden officiating.
Burial was in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.
Catherine L. Roider
Died: Friday, March 15, 2002
Catherine L. Roider, 87, of Ada, died Friday, March 15, 2002 at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.
She was born June 3, 1914 in Rochester, New York, to Leo Jacob and Susan (Baird) Leiter.
On August 19, 1939, she married Karl A. Roider Sr., and he died September 21, 1995.
Survivors include a son, Karl A. (Sue) Roider Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a daughter, Ruth M. Roider of Ada; two sisters: Betty Schwartz of Tucson, Arizona and Marian Magin of Rochester, New York; three grandchildren: Christopher (Emy) Roider of Baton Rouge, LA, Carrie S. Roider of Baton Rouge, LA, and Catherine (Jack) Taylor of Baton Rouge, LA; five great-grandchildren: Justin Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Evan Roider, Meghan Roider, and E. Sian Roider.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Leiter, and a sister, Doris Kelsey.
Mrs. Roider was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ada. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1935, and a Master's degree (M.A.) at Bowling Green State University in 1963. She worked in the research laboratories in Rochester, NY from 1936-1939. She taught at Ada High School from 1955-1959. She taught mathematics at Ohio Northern University in Ada from 1959-1976, where she was a professor. She was a former member of the Faculty Wives at Ohio Northern University. She was a member of the National Council of Teachers of America, and an advisor of Delta Zeta National Sorority from 1958-1970.
Public memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2002 at First United Methodist Church of Ada, with Rev. Wayne Albertson officiating.
A private family burial will be held prior to the services at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Ada one hour prior to the services on April 6 (from 9-10 a.m.) and following the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Karl and Kay Roider Scholarship at Ohio Northern University, the First United Methodist Church of Ada, Lost Creek Care Center, and/or the Ada Visiting Nurses and Hospice. The family requests no flowers.
Beve Smith, Jr.
Died: Thursday, March 14, 2002
Beve Smith Jr., 74, of Lafayette, died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Lima Memorial Hospital emergency room.
He was born July 13, 1927 in Knox County, Kentucky, to Beve and Martha (Jordan) Smith Sr.
On February 25, 1946 he married Lena Mason, who survives in Lafayette.
Other survivors include two sons: Jabe (Jenny) Smith of Corbin, Kentucky and Theodore (Margaret) Smith of Lakeview; two daughters: Ora (Ellis) Puckett of Alger and Patty (Terry) Kessinger of Centertown, Kentucky; a brother, Calep Smith of Grays, Kentucky; a sister, Greenie Rice of Smithville, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters: Bertha Gregory, Purtie Gregory, Edna Borughton and an infant sister, Mary Smith; nine brothers: Farmer Smith, Jabe Smith, John Smith, Clark Smith, Calvin Smith, Dave Smith, Richard Smith, Sam Smith and Vocus Smith.
Mr. Smith retired from Ford Motor Company in 1987 after 30 years as a Job Setter.
He was a member of the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon of the church. He was also a member of the Ford Retired Union Local #1219.
Services were held Monday, March 18 at Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Jack Burns and Rev. Donnie Smith officiating.
Burial was in West Point Cemetery, Harrod.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church.
Robert L. Gault
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Robert L. Gault, 73, of Kenton, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.
He was born June 13, 1928 in Wyandot County, to Glenn A. and Ethel Mae (Myers) Gault Sr.
On March 4, 1963 he married Janet Lucille Dearth Mowery, and she survives in Kenton.
Other survivors include two sons: Charles (Marilyn) Mowery of Forest and David (Patty) Mowery of Upper Sandusky; four daughters: Betty Miller of Kenton, Sharon Babin of Pineville, Louisiana, Darlene (Dan) Foreman of Kenton, and Lori (Cliff) Rigsby of Kenton; two brothers: Delbert (Ruth) Gault of Patterson, Ohio and Glenn (Barbara) Gault Jr. of Kenton; two sisters: Margaret Martin of Kenton and Dorothy Pierce of Sebring, Florida; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: Earl Gault, Nelson Gault, George Gault and Marion Gault; three sisters: infant sister Edna Gault, Lois Scott and Opal Jacques; a granddaughter, Chelsea Ellcessor and a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Stansbery.
Mr. Gault was a laborer at Clay Craft of Upper Sandusky, and he retired in 1989 after 24 years.
Services were held Friday, March 15 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada with Pastor Tom Dearth officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.