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Eileen M. Russell (1924 – 2015)

February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Eileen M. Russell, age 90, of Delta, passed away at her home Wednesday morning, February 25, 2015.   She was born at home in Bowling Green, OH on March 26, 1924 to the late Freddie Rayle and Dorothy (Finch) Rayle. Eileen graduated from Albert E. Smith High School in Riverview, MI. She married Eugene Russell, who passed away in 1993. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son, James Russell; brothers, Fred Rayle, Bob Rayle and Tom Jackson; sister, Frieda ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Leighton J. Stump (1930 – 2015)

February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Leighton James Stump, 85, Wakarusa, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at his residence. He was born Feb. 5, 1930 in Union Twp., Elkhart County, Nappanee, to Carl & Walta (Whitehead) Stump. He graduated from New Paris High School in 1948 and married Arlene (Geyer) Stump on June 6, 1950. Surviving are his wife, Arlene, sons, David (Cathy) Stump, Goshen, Steven (Barbara) Stump, Wakarusa, Terry (Delores) Stump, Wakarusa, Mark (Stephanee) Stump, Angola, Rex (Jenny) Stump, ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Mary Beth Doriot (1954 – 2015)

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mary Beth (McGowan) Doriot, age 60, of Stryker, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, in care of hospice and nursing staff at Evergreen Manor in Montpelier, surrounded by her family. Prior to her retirement, Mary had worked as a medical secretary for Community Hospitals and Wellness Center – Bryan and also the Defiance Regional Hospital. Mary was born in Wauseon, on January 23, 1954, the daughter of Lowell McGowan and the late Anna (Clark) McGowan. Mary attended Stryker Methodist ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Minnie C. Sprouse (1923 – 2015)

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Minnie C. Sprouse, age 91, of Wauseon and formerly of Napoleon, peacefully passed away February 21, 2015 at Heartland of Wauseon. She was born in Ridgeville, OH on April 27, 1923 to the late Henry Meyers and Caroline (Frysinger) Meyers. Minnie graduated from Ridgeville High School in 1941. She was united in marriage to Robert Sprouse who preceded her in death in 1967. Minnie worked production for many years with Campbell Soup Co. in Napoleon. Minnie is survived by her sons, Richard Sprouse of ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

DeFord Richard Schwall (1921-2015)

February 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

DeFord Richard Schwall of Wauseon, passed away at his home on February 21, at the age of 93. DeFord was born on October 17, 1921 in the Ohio State University Hospital to Harry Edwin Schwall and Carolyn Vashti Schwall. DeFord played football for Wauseon High School, and then briefly, for Ohio Northern University. He reported that he quickly discovered that he was not college football material and he turned in his uniform. In June, 1942, one year into law school, he was “invited to join the war ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Thelma Kelley (1935 – 2015)

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thelma “Jeanie” Kelley, age 80, of Liberty Center, passed unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital Thursday morning, February 19, 2015. She was born at home in Providence Twp. of Lucas County on January 14, 1935 to the late Harry Vollmar and Olus (Wittes) Vollmar. Jeanie graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1953. On August 26, 1961 she was united in marriage to Loyd Kelley and together shared 53 years together. Thelma enjoyed gardening, growing orchids, and baking; especially sour dough ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Lila I. Shoup (1932 – 2015)

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lila Ilene (Ames) Shoup, 82, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, quietly passed away at 8:30am Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at The Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. She was born on the family farm in Bryan, Ohio on July 30, 1932 to John Harold and Mildred (Shaull) Ames. She graduated as the valedictorian of Bryan High School in 1950. She was active in basketball, band and was the class president. After graduation she was employed by Edward Flinn Accounting in Bryan until 1959. She then ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Maurice D. Boetz (1927 – 2015)

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maurice D. Boetz, age 87, of Stryker, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center – Bryan. Prior to his retirement in 1985 he had worked in construction for Baker and Schindler for 30 years. After retirement he worked for Planson’s Farms in Stryker and also as a security guard for Sauder’s in Archbold. Maurice was born in Evansport, on June 18, 1927, the son of Augusta and Germaine Boetz. On August 28, 1971 he married Doris ... [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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