Obituaries

Patrick K. Smith

Patrick K. Smith, 63, of Clyde, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Bellevue Hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Bellevue, to Sarah C. (Disandis) and Cletus B. Smith. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by two daughters, Kelly (Joe) Pearson and Angela (Joshua) Harris both of Clyde; ...

Vivian Irene Blankenship

Vivian Irene Blankenship, 80, of Tiffin, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory.

Joan C. Corriveau

Joan C. Corriveau, 77, of Tiffin, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center. Joan was born Jan. 3, 1941, in Tiffin, to George A. and Marie M. (Pethtel) Reynolds. She married Richard A. Corriveau, and they later divorced. Survivors ...

Lori Ann James

Our Lori Ann James, 57, of Dublin, unexpectedly was taken by the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. She was born Oct. 13, 1960, in Tiffin. Lori is survived by daughter, Brooke James; a son-in-law, Brandon Carter; two grandchildren, Lily and Luke; her husband, Roderick “Todd” James; her ...

Peggy S. Distel

Peggy S. Distel, 72, of Fostoria, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Birchaven Village, Findlay. She was born Jan. 8, 1946, in Marshall, Arkansas, to the late Vernon and Bonnie (Tilley) Caldwell. Surviving are three daughters, Tammy Shultz of Findlay, and Lisa (Eric) Kreh and Tracy (Rick) ...

Yvonne A. Ferres

Yvonne A. Ferres, 86, of Bellevue, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Stein Hospice Inpatient Unit, Sandusky. She was born May 14, 1931, in Bellevue, to Catherine Charlotte (Cramer) and Robert Holmer Fawcett. She married Charles E. Ferres Oct. 20, 1950, and he died Oct. 3, 2010. Survivors include ...

Marie Rose (Steinhauser) Hammer

Marie Rose (Steinhauser) Hammer, 88, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. She was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Tiffin, to Paul and Eleanor (Elchert) Steinhauser. She is survived by six children, Karen Hammer, Mike (Julie) Hammer, Lois (Tap) Menard, David Hammer, ...

Jacob E. Smith

Jacob E. Smith, 36, of Clyde, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at his residence. He was born May 15, 1981, in Sandusky, to Edward Smith of Fremont and Christine (Kauble) Smith of Clyde. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Holly (Joe) Bollenbacher of Bellevue and Ashley (Phillip) Jones ...

Melvin E. Smith

Melvin E. Smith, 81, of New Washington and formerly of Bloomville, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Ohio Health MedCentral Hospital, Mansfield. He was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Bloomville, to Pearl and Mary Emma (Shutt) Smith. He married Carolyn A. Weller June 29, 1957, in Bradner, and she ...

Joan C. Corriveau

Joan C. Corriveau, 77, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin.

Robert G. Teach

Robert G. Teach, 87, of Republic, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, Bloomville.

Gymnasts blast coach who sent them to Nassar

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose assault complaint against Larry Nassar was dismissed without charges being filed in 2004 accepted an apology years later Thursday from a Michigan police chief who said, “We wish we had this one back.” Brianne Randall-Gay was 17 when she told ...

Marilyn ‘June’ (Gorrill) Baker

Marilyn “June” (Gorrill) Baker, 83, of Woodville, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Otterbein Portage Valley, Pemberville. She was born June 13, 1934, in Akron, to the late Leland and Norma (Murphy) Gorrill. She married Raymond H. “Ray” Baker Sept. 6, 1952, at St. ...

Willis ‘Willie’ H. Burnside

Willis “Willie” H. Burnside, 83, of Tiffin, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at home. He was born Aug. 9, 1934, in Tiffin, to Warren and Edith (Helle) Burnside. He married Janice M. (Scott) Burnside, and she survives. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Ed Burnside ...

Herman Joseph Gase

Herman Joseph Gase, 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Herman was born May 22, 1931, in New Riegel, to Norman and Clarene (Schreiner) Gase. Herman is survived by his children, Sandy (Gary) Reinhard, Randy (Joyce), Don, Jim (Chandra), Bill (Mary) ...

Edward ‘Tuffy’ Kirgis

Edward “Tuffy” Kirgis, 88, of Bloomville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Altercare Nursing Center, Bucyrus. Edward was born July 7, 1929, in Lykens, to the late Earl and Elizabeth (Bayer) Kirgis. He married Delores I. (Fought) June 5, 1951, in Fremont and she preceded him in death ...

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Richard Wogan

Thomas “Tommy” Richard Wogan, 22, of Tiffin, left this earthly life Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Tiffin, following a battle with depression. He was born July 3, 1995, in Greenville, Pennsylvania, to Thomas and April (Mazarik) Wogan. Tommy is survived by his loving parents, Thomas and ...

Ruth I George

Ruth I George, 92, of Bellevue, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Bellevue Care Center. She was born Sept. 21, 1925, in St. Geneive, Missouri, to Thomas and Ruth (Brugger) George. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Victor. Friends will be received 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. ...

Melvin E. Smith

Melvin E. Smith, 81, of New Washington and formerly of Bloomville, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Ohio Health MedCentral Hospital, Mansfield. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville.

Warren A. Snavely Jr.

Warren A. Snavely Jr., 70, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin. Per his wishes, there will be no funeral at this time. Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a ...