Obituaries

Robert Donald Shumway

Robert Donald Shumway, 97, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at St. Francis Home. He was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Tiffin, to Wesley B. and Maud E. (Herrick) Shumway. He married Jimmie Arthur Nov. 1, 1941, and they were married for 50 years. Survivors include his four sons, ...

Sister Dorothy Forman

Sister Dorothy Forman, 70, of Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin.

Mervin ‘Butch’ Lofton

Mervin “Butch” Lofton, 66, of Tiffin, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory.

Larry P. Foley

Larry P. Foley, 77, of Marion, and formerly of Green Springs, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Marion General Hospital, Marion. He was born March 17, 1942, in Fremont, to Ira A. and Kathryn M. (Walter) Foley. Survivors include his sister, Neva Foley of Marion. Larry ...

Frederick N. ‘Fred’ Haudenshild

Frederick N. “Fred” Haudenshild, 53, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born March 24, 1965, in Tiffin, to Philip A. and Sharon J. (Miller) Haudenshild. He married Tammy Thomas in July 1982, and they later divorced. Survivors include his daughter, Margaret (Ashley ...

John Paul Mathews

John Paul Mathews, 92, of Tiffin, passed away at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin. He was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Austinburg, to Ruben and Dora (Clemmer) Mathews. John married Florence (Witt) Aug. 4, 1950, in Twinsburg, and she survives in Tiffin. Survivors ...

Ronald Jay Fritz

Ronald Jay Fritz, 61, of rural Clyde, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at his home. He was born July 26, 1957, in Fremont, to Jack and Dorothy (Gilbert) Fritz. He married Carolyn Smith Belcher June 8, 1996, and she survives. Survivors include six children, Manda Burkett of Bellevue, Ronica ...

Ricky L. Bryant

Ricky L. Bryant, 59, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Marie Deason

Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Deason, 91, a lifelong resident of Tiffin, passed away at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, joining the love of her life, Virgil Deason. She was born July 31, 1927, to Ralph and Pauline (Siegrist) Smith. She married Virgil Deason April 4, 1947, in Kentucky. He ...

Deborah J. Hendrix

Deborah J. Hendrix, 66, of Winchester, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. She was born April 8, 1952, to Maurice “Skeeter” and Imogene (Phillippi) Chevalier. Deborah is survived by her five children, Tonia Walker, Brian Stahl, Karrie Green, ...

Charles Auther Queen

Charles Auther Queen, 76, of Clyde, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Ohio. He married Inge Kase Dec. 23, 1964. She died Oct. 20, 2018. Surviving are two daughters, Marry (Wayne) Wing of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and Annette (Michael) Maguire of Bowling ...

Larry P. Foley

Larry P. Foley, 77, of Marion, and formerly of Green Springs, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Marion General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Charles L. Thaxton Jr.

Charles L. Thaxton Jr., 66, of Cambria, California, formerly of Fostoria, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in California. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Hannah Dazey

Hannah Dazey, 38, wife, mother, daughter, sister and dear friend to all, died peacefully Friday, March 15, 2019, at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights. She was diagnosed with kidney cancer one month earlier. Hannah was born April 18, 1980, in Fremont, to John Boley and Cheryl (Mollinger) ...

Shirley Ann McClain

Shirley Ann McClain, 80, of Upper Sandusky, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Fairhaven Community. She was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Tiffin, to Charles R. and Cora L. (Biller) McClain. Shirley was first married to Edwin Pool and they had three children, John (Jan) Pool, Donald Pool ...

Dr. Robert E. Ross

Dr. Robert E. Ross, 87, of Tiffin, passed away at 5:17 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at his residence. Robert was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Tiffin, to George E. and Evelyn (Roper) Ross. He married Shirley Ann Cole in December 1955, and she preceded him in death in 2006. Survivors include his ...

Jean C. (Lang) Decker

Jean C. (Lang) Decker, 88, of Fostoria, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1930, to Raphael Joseph and Theresa “Rose” (Brickner) Lang, in Fostoria. Jean married Clyde Eugene Decker June 28, 1952, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and ...

Dustin B. Soals

Dustin B. Soals, 30, of Fostoria, died Monday, March 18, 2019. He was born June 18, 1988, in Bucyrus, to Brian and April (Lawrence) Soals. He is survived by his father, Brian Soals of Fostoria; mother, April Soals of Milan; his fiancee, Jessica Wilson of Fostoria; two sons, Skylar and ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Marie Deason

Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Deason, 91, a lifelong resident of Tiffin, died Monday, March 18, 2019. Friends may visit with the family 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin. Her funeral will begin at noon Saturday at the funeral ...

Cheryl L. Meade

Cheryl L. Meade, 54, of Bellevue, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was born March 27, 1964, in Schenectady, New York, to Roy Welch and Barbara Rigali. She is survived by her daughter, Bobbie (David) Gardner of Columbus; mother, Barbara Rigali of Bellevue; ...