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Olive Depew, 93 years, of West Unity, passed away under the loving care of her family on May 24, 2020, in her home, due to congestive heart failure. Olive was born on Nov. 2, 1926, in Clinton, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Lester and Evelyn (Tripp) Mosher.

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Delbert L. Eidenier, aged 95, died on April 30, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had been living with his son, Jim. A native and longtime resident of Pioneer, Ohio, he had lived in Temperance, Michigan, for the last 15 years and was able to live independently until falling ill the last few mon…

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Robert George Smith, 73, of Edon, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Montpelier. He was born on Jan. 20, 1947, in Wauseon to Kenneth and Margaret (Toker) Smith. Robert graduated from Bryan High School in 1968. He honorably served his country in…

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Adlene M. “Addie” Shull, age 86, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mrs. Shull worked as a custodian for the City of Bryan and had worked at 50 Corporation in Bryan. Addie enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre and was an…

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Debrah Ann Strait of Bisbee, Arizona, died on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Debrah was a resident of northwest Ohio, moving to California, then Bisbee, where she resided for over 20 years. Debrah has written and published four books. She was active in her community of Bisbee and was a leader in the…

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Eleanor M. Bexten, 84, of Pioneer, passed away Sunday at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. She was born on Feb. 22, 1936, in Pioneer, to Layton M. and Blanch Elma (Hillard) Eidenier. Eleanor graduated from Pioneer High School in 1954. On Sept. 10, 1983, she married Anthony Bexten and h…

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Ernest James Belella, of Bryan, Ohio, died on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Hillside Country Living. He was 93. Ernie, as he was known to friends and family, was born on March 13, 1926, in Mahaffey, Pennsylvania, to Raffaele “Ralph” Belella and Hattie Herman Belella.

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Howard Virgil Flory, 73, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Defiance Area Impatient Hospice Center. He was born on Feb. 25, 1947, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Melvin and Lucille (Persell) Flory. He married Debra (Sewell) on March 28, 1975, and she preceded him in death in 1996.

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David L. Parker, 78 years, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Golden Years Homestead, where he was a resident. David was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Paulding, Ohio, the son of the late Dallas and Nellie (Bristol) Parker. He was a 1959 graduate of Mark Center High School.…

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Edna May “Yogi” Miller, age 92, of Wauseon, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Fulton County Health Center. Prior to her retirement, she had worked at All Star Products in Defiance and had been a dental assistant.

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Betty Jo Ridgway, 75 years, of West Unity, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Advanced Specialty Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. Betty was born Dec. 9, 1944, in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of the late Helen P. (Fischer) Hartman. She married Rex J. Ridgway on Sept. 2, 1961, in Angola, Indiana,…

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Dolores Pleva, age 95, was the loving mother of Barbara (Joseph) Wasung, Debbie Pleva and Laurie Posekany; dearest grandmother of Jamie Posekany and Allison Posekany.

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Marcia L. Sabins, age 72, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 4:49 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2020, in her home, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Mrs. Sabins was a 1965 graduate of Edgerton High School and had been employed by Spangler Candy Company, retiring with 38 years of servic…

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Steven L. Krauss, 77, of Montpelier, went to his eternal home Tuesday evening in his home after a yearlong battle with cancer. Steve spent a lifetime in pain due to a very bad car accident “caused by black ice” when he was a teenager. Steve was born at his country farm home on June 23, 1942,…

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Timothy W. Hamm, age 60, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance. Tim was a water technician with Aqua America based in Wimberly, Texas, for 30 years. He was a member of the Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233. Tim enjoy…

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Sandra Lee Miller (nee Szentpetery), beloved wife of Rodney Miller for 57 years, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 78. She was the devoted mother of Jeffrey (Kati) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Steven (Anita) of Raleigh, North Carolina; loving grandmother of Gregory, Jonathan, N…

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William Teegardin, 89 of Summerville, South Carolina, husband of Katherine Teegardin, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Arrangements will be handled by Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, of Summerville. His full obituary is available online at https://lowcountryfunera…

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Kyu “Cho” C. Haldiman, 69, of Montpelier, passed away Monday afternoon at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. She was born on Oct. 10, 1950, in Seoul, South Korea. On Jan. 11, 1982, she married her best friend and soulmate, Harvey “Dennis” Haldiman, in Montpelier and he survives.

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Charles Michael “Mike” Baker, age 65, of Pioneer, Ohio, passed away at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief Illness. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and had been employed as …

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Carol J. Stockman, age 84, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 12:46 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2020, at Fountain Park Inn and Villas, where she was a resident, after an extended illness. Mrs. Stockman was a 1953 graduate of Montpelier High School, where she was homecoming queen. Prior to starting h…

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Helen O. Powers, 85, of Alvordton, passed away Tuesday morning at Evergreen Health Care in Montpelier. She was born on March 8, 1935, in Paulding County to Harley Andrew and Sarah Elizabeth (Mason) Mason. Helen was a member of the American Legion in Pioneer and the Montpelier Eagles.

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Wayne J. Sprow, 96 years, of Ney, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in his home, with his family by his side. He was born to Arthur and Katherine (McFeeters) Aug. 14, 1923, on their farm in Delaware Township, Ohio. He had one brother and four sisters. He was the youngest of six. One …

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Joyce E. Vogelsong, age 74, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mrs. Vogelsong was a 1964 graduate of Fairview High School and had worked at JCIM prior to her retir…

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Maxine Edna Hinkle passed away at her home on Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was born on March 9, 1927, in Huntington County, Indiana, to the late Otho and Mary Lindley Endsley.

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On May 2, 2020, Rachel Ann Donohue, 99, a lifelong resident of Bryan, Ohio, died at the CHP Hospice Center in Defiance, Ohio. According to her birth certificate she was born on July 23, 1920, in Bryan, to Herbert Delaney (Dan) and Clara Floyde (Bird) Mathews. But her mother always maintained…

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John Paul Richter of Fort Collins, Colorado, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Poudre Valley Hospital, following a six-month battle with lung cancer. He was born Feb. 15, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, to John H. Richter and Barbara V. Richter (née Voight). John grew up in Bryan, the eldest of e…

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Dottie Mae Andersen, age 99, of Venice, Florida, passed away on April 29, 2020. She was born on Sept. 7, 1920, in Bryan, Ohio, to Harold Don Kensinger and Cora Bell (Jesse) Kensinger. Dottie graduated from Michigan State University with a master’s degree and graduated from Hillside College i…

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Ruth M. Davis, age 97, of Williams Center, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020, at her home, with her family at her side. Ruth was a homemaker. She was a member of the Country Cousins and loved to cook.

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Patricia Ann Roberts, age 82, of Bryan and a longtime resident of Williams Center, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Fountain Park. Patricia was a homemaker and later worked at Century Press and the JCPenney catalog store in Bryan. She was a longtime member of Calvary United Methodi…

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V. Imogene Thomas, age 89, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020, at Kingston Residence in Sylvania, Ohio, where she was a resident. Mrs. Thomas was a 1948 graduate of Edon High School and received her degree as a registered nurse from Flower Hospital School of Nursi…

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Doris Fay (Graber) Waite, age 85, of Wauseon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Doris was born in German Township, Ohio, on May 3, 1934, to the late Harvey & Ida (Rupp) Graber. She was united in marriage to Max W. Waite Jr., in Angola, Indiana, on Sept. 25, 1954, and…

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Nina J. Zuver, 84, of Alvordton, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. She was born on July 1, 1935, in Madison Township to William and Myrtle L. (Taylor) Kosier. Nina attended Kunkle High School. She married Ray “Pevine” Zuver and he preceded her in …

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Loretta M. Enterline, age 92, of rural Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 8:24 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, near Defiance, Ohio, after an extended illness. Mrs. Enterline was a 1945 graduate of Edgerton High School and a devoted farm wife, …

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Steve Robert passed peacefully from this world on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at his home, in the company of his wife and loving family, under the care of a hospice team.

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Fairy F. Riter, age 80, of rural Stryker, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, April 20, 2020. She was born on Dec. 24, 1939, near Stryker to Calvin F. and Louella (Clark) Riter. Prior to her retirement she had worked at many local businesses, including Sauder Woodworking, Spangle…

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Wayne Barnett Stiles, age 66, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 10:01 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers- Bryan. He was a factory worker and later worked in management at Walmart, Kmart and Dollar General. Wayne entered the United States Marine Corps in…

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Len E. Mitchell, 85, of Pioneer, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on July 17, 1934, in Pulaski, Ohio, to Blake A. and Vera (Campbell) Mitchell. Len graduated from Montpelier High School in 1952. He honorably served his country …

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Wilma “Willie” Ziegler, 84, Archbold, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, in the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance after a very courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.