Obituaries

Rita Rose Farison

Rita Rose Farison, 89, of Tiffin, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Nursing Home, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Ester Martinez

Ester Martinez, 89, of Fostoria, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Walter Jenne

Walter Jenne, 93, of Green Springs, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Valley View Health Campus, Fremont. He was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Tiffin, the son of Adolph and Olga (Lang) Jenne. Walter married Lillian “Bill” Lucille Hall July 25, 1948, in Republic, and she preceded him in ...

Marjorie L. Lust

Marjorie Louise Lust, 92, of Lykens Township, died Monday, May 27, 2019. She was born in Nov. 1926, to Edwin Walter and Edna Lavinia (Kalb) Ross. Marjorie married Carl Raymond Lust Christmas Day, 1948, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Chatfield, celebrating 60 years together until his death ...

Christopher Mark ‘Chris’ Payne

Christopher Mark “Chris” Payne, 51, of Tiffin, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 27, 2019, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. He was born Jan. 13, 1968, in Tiffin, to Jack H. and Susan (Zeis) Payne. He is survived by his mother, Susan Payne of Tiffin; ...

Jean ‘Jeannie’ Fausnaugh

Jean “Jeannie” Fausnaugh, 57, of Fostoria, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home. She was born Oct. 27, 1961, to Francis and Rose Fausnaugh. Jeannie is survived by her partner, George Hessler; daughter, Lacey (Cory); sons, Tyler and Zac (Jeremiah); mother; brother, Dean (Sheila); ...

Nellie Irene (Turner) Alsip

Nellie Irene (Turner) Alsip Nellie Irene (Turner) Alsip, 90, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home with her family. She was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Morris Fork, Kentucky, to S. Taulbee and Mary (Riley) Turner. She moved from Kentucky to Ohio when she was ...

Brett Allen Barchus

Brett Allen Barchus, 21, of Fostoria, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Fostoria. He was born Oct. 19, 1997, in Fostoria. Surviving are his mother, April May (Alan M. Woessner) (Sines) Cox of Fostoria; father, Todd Michael (Samantha) Barchus Sr. of Tennessee; son, Emmett Barchus of Fostoria; ...

Cody Godfrey

Cody Godfrey, 29, of Bellevue, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, at The Bellevue Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1989, in Fremont, to Scott and Amy (Cloum) Godfrey. He is survived by his father, Scott Godfrey of Bellevue; paternal grandparents, Terry and Barb Godfrey of Bellevue; maternal ...

Bonner J. McCluskey Jr.

Bonner J. McCluskey Jr., 56, of Findlay, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Middletown. Funeral arrangements are pending at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore.

Joseph C. Leeth

Joseph C. Leeth, 67, of Sycamore, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Vanlue, to Robert L. and Becky J. (Miller) Leeth. They preceded him in death. Joe married his high school sweetheart, Connie Lauthers, Aug. 5, 1972, and they have been ...

Mardell M. Hill

Mardell M. Hill, 87, of Tiffin, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1932, in Green Springs, to Arthur and Gladys (Lippert) Lee. She married Robert C. Hill Aug. 21, 1948, and he preceded her in death Jan. 12, 2006. ...

Sandra L. Bryant

Sandra L. Bryant, 69, of Tiffin, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin. She was born April 13, 1950, in Tiffin, to Clifford and Jeanne (Borer) Doran. She married Ricky L. Bryant Sept. 9, 1978, in Tiffin, and he preceded her in death May 20, ...

Clarence ‘Tom’ Gillmor

Clarence “Tom” Gillmor, 84, of Fremont, died Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was born May 24, 1935, in Fremont, to Robert and Nova (Copley) Gillmor. Tom graduated from Fremont Ross in 1953. He married Mary (Santos) Gillmor Oct. 24, 1953. He is survived by his wife of 65 years; his two ...

Wava Belknap

Wava Belknap, 81, of Clyde, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk. She was born June 27, 1937, in Virginia, to Robert and Nelia (Stuart) Maines. She is survived by her sons, Art (Karen) Maines of Clyde, Mike (Becky) Posey of Bellevue, Kenneth (Kimberly) Posey ...

Lee Fausnaugh

Lee Fausnaugh, 69, of Fostoria, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Manor, Fostoria. He was born Dec. 25, 1949, in Fostoria, to Harold and Georgianna (Broyles) Fausnaugh. He married Lois J. Wilson, Nov. 29, 1969, in Fostoria, and she survives. Surviving are his son, Kevin ...

William ‘Chet’ Kieffer

William “Chet” Kieffer, 69, of Fostoria, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Manor of Fostoria. He was born Nov. 22, 1949, in Fostoria. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with the Rev. William Bentley presiding. ...

Brett Allen Barchus

Brett Allen Barchus Brett Allen Barchus, 21, of Fostoria, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

R. Joyce Derr

R. Joyce Derr, 90, of Carey, died at 4:18 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at her residence with her family and caregivers by her side. Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Kirby, she was the daughter of Leo and Mary (Mitten) Kin. She married Floyd F. Derr Sept. 6, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kirby. ...

Mary A. Nucifera

Mary A. Nucifera, 94, of Columbus and formerly Upper Sandusky, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Mary was born Aug. 20, 1924, in New Washington, to C.J. and Agnes (Weithman) Krupp. She was married to Leon H. Niederkohr, and he passed ...