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Bryan police and the Bryan Municipal Court Probation Department held a “Fill a Cruiser” school supply drive at Walmart last week, which resulted in a bevy of item donations as well as more than $300 in funds to put toward supplies for Bryan Elementary students. Pictured front, from left: Eva…

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R Stanford Short, 91 years, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. Stan was born March 22, 1928, in West Unity, Ohio, the son of the late Harold B. and Anna Marie (Meyers) Short. He was a 1946 graduate of West Unity High School. He con…

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Loretta Jean (Rupp) Brannan was born Jan. 24, 1938, to Claude and Helen (Wyse) Rupp in Pettisville, Ohio, and died Aug. 12, 2019, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She married Stephen Brannan June 14, 1974.

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Sharon Rae Ufer, age 79, of Stryker, passed away in Dublin, Ohio, on Aug. 12, 2019. As well as being a devoted mother, grandmother and an avid Buckeye fan, she was an elementary school teacher who positively influenced countless numbers of kids’ paths by patiently guiding them to find their …

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With great sadness the family of Jessie Marie McCavit announces her sudden death on Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2019. In a moment of despair Jessie took her own life, a moment none of us who loved her will be able to reclaim. Please join us in a celebration of her life on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019,…

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Steve A. Cilley, age 53, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at his home. Steve worked as a machinist at Powers & Sons and had also done construction. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and was a huge Green Bay Packers fan. Steve was known to lend his car to someo…

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Steve A. Cilley, age 53, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at his home. Among his survivors is his wife, Ann R. Cilley. Services have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan, Ohio, where arrangements are pending.

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Carol Jean Clark, 76, of rural Fayette, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Wauseon, the daughter of the late Veryl and Wilma (Cottrell) Mattern.

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Marlin D. Missler, age 89, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 4:01 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, after an extended illness. Throughout the years Mr. Missler had been employed at Carroll Ames and The Aro Corporation and had been a mana…

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George F. Goll III, age 83, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan after a brief illness. Mr. Goll was a graduate of Stryker High School and worked at Hayes-Albion 50+5 in West Unity, Ohio, and later at Brown’s…

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Robert E. Becker, 77, of Pioneer, passed away Wednesday evening at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Montpelier. He was born on Jan. 7, 1942, in Holgate, Ohio, to Karl and Delora (Rothbart) Becker. Robert graduated from North Central High School in Pioneer in 1959. On Aug. 5, 1961,…

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Norma Jean Winzeler, 83, passed Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital from a brief illness. She was born in Bryan on May 13, 1936, to the late Leland and Pauline (Stoner) Winzeler. Jean graduated from Bryan High School in 1954 and after graduation she attended Raven’s Croft Beauty Co…

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Susan J. Daniells, age 54, of Bryan, Ohio, died on Friday, July 26, 2019, at her home. She was a manager and photographer. She enjoyed nature and bird watching and loved pugs.

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Ira S. “Smitty” Kannel, 95, of Montpelier, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at his home in Montpelier. He was born on July 11, 1924, in Montpelier to Ira J. and Phyllis M. (Williams) Kannel. Smitty graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942 and attended The University of Toledo. He…

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Lisa Diane Borton, 52, of rural West Unity, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Friday morning, July 26, 2019, at home, under the compassionate care of her family and Heartland Hospice. She was born May 4, 1967, in Montpelier, Ohio, to Larry and Ruth Ann (Rhodes) Borton, who both survive.

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Gwendolyn Nadine Grim, age 75, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 1:57 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Aperion Care Center in Angola, Indiana, where she was a patient.

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Linda C. Orewiler, 76 years, of Archbold passed from this life Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Linda was born Sept. 5, 1942, the daughter of the late Ned and Maxine (Davis) Hitt. She was a 1960 graduate of Bryan High School where…

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Gasper Michael Panik, 93, of Montpelier, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at his home. He was born on Feb. 5, 1926 in Clarence, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Mary (Sutika) Panik. Gasper proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. In December of 1962 he married Rose Anna Gou…

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Genevieve “Genny” I. Suffel, age 102, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2019, at Laurels of DeKalb where she was a patient after a brief illness, surrounded by her family.

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Lowell H. Durbin, 94 years, of Bryan, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. Lowell was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Delta, Ohio, the son of the late Archie and Edna (Murray) Durbin. He married Beulah E. Jones on Jan. 6, 1979, in Delta, Ohio, and she survives.

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Dennis Spangler, 59 years, of rural Sherwood, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in his home. Denny was born Dec. 22, 1959, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of the late William H. and Cleona J. (Lutz) Spangler. He was a 1977 graduate of Bryan High School. He married Kristian Vandemark…

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DeFloy Dick, age 84, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance.

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Jeanette W. Dillon, age 94, of Edon, Ohio, died at 12:51 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio, where she was a resident. Mrs. Dillon was a 1942 graduate of Edon High School and was employed by Pittsfield of Indiana for many years until her retirement. Sh…

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Shirley Joan Young, 80, of Montpelier, passed away Saturday morning at Community Hospital and Wellness Centers in Bryan. She was born on June 16, 1939, in Montpelier to Darrell Lavon and Netta B. (Bible) Faber. Shirley married Walter “Gene” Young and he preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2010.

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Phyllis R. Hulbert, age 82, of rural Defiance, passed away Sunday evening, July 14, 2019, at Brookview Care Center in Defiance, surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born in West Unity, Ohio, on July 5, 1937, the daughter of Dale H. and Florence C. (Shaffer) Borton. On June 23, 1956, …

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Linda K. East, 81, of Dunnellon, Florida, and formerly of Montpelier, passed away Friday, June 21, at her home. She was born on Sept. 30, 1937, in Wauseon to Hubert and Thelma (Riley) Gleason. Linda graduated from Montpelier High School and then from the Fort Wayne Business College. She marr…