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Obituaries

Delbert L. Chester

Delbert L. Chester, 61, of Sycamore, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at home. He was born Jan. 9, 1958 in Bucyrus, to Donald O. and Kathryn M. (Baker) Chester. He is survived by six brothers and one sister, Danny (Mary) Chester of Granville, Don Chester of Tiffin, Dave (Mary Beth) Chester of ...

Grace P. Arrington

Grace P. Arrington, 92, of Findlay, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at The Legacy at The Heritage, Findlay. She was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Hancock County, to Howard and Imo (Kagy) Sterrett. She married Norman D. Arrington June 22, 1947, and he preceded her in death June 27, 2009. Surviving are ...

James Clarence ‘Jim’ Borer

James Clarence “Jim” Borer, 87, of Tiffin, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. He was born Oct. 8, 1932, in New Riegel, to Albert and Armina (Elchert) Borer. He married Mary Lucy SanGregory July 16, 1955, in St. Mary Catholic Church, they enjoyed 64 ...

Autumn S. Brady

Autumn S. Brady, 22, of Bloomville, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. She was born July 28, 1997, in Tiffin. Survivors include her mom, Monica E. Biller of Bloomville; dad, Adam Long of Bloomville; a son, Camden H. Long of Bloomville; ...

James P. ‘Patrick’ Lauer

James P. “Patrick” Lauer, 62, of Tiffin, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Alice M. Harding

Alice M. Harding, 88, of Tiffin, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Roxana Norinne (Beitel) Shaull

Roxana Norinne (Beitel) Shaull, 89, of Avondale Senior Community, Dublin and formerly a 70-year resident of Tiffin, died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at First Community Village Health Care Center, Columbus, after a brief hospitalization. Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack ...

Robert George Swartzmiller ‘Bob’

Robert George Swartzmiller “Bob”, 75, of Fostoria, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Georgia L. Mata

Georgia L. Mata, 86, of Tiffin, passed away at 12:10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Toledo. Georgia was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Tiffin, to the late George W. and Ethel B. (Masloch) Lee. Survivors include her nine children, Lucille Keegan of Vickery, Beatrice ...

Cathy L. Thomas

Cathy L. Thomas, 70, of Tiffin, died at 10:23 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Tiffin, to Glenn and Eileen (Haley) Gregory. She married her high school sweetheart, Alvin Thomas, Oct. 30, 1970, at Hopewell Church of God, and they enjoyed ...

Mary L. ‘Punkin’ Johnson

Mary L. “Punkin” Johnson, 75, of Fostoria, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at her home. She was born March 3, 1944, in Fostoria, to John David and Anna (Jones) Johnson. She is survived by her two children, Dawn and Brett Johnson both of Fostoria; four grandchildren; three ...

Erma Jean Patrick

Erma Jean Patrick, 85, formerly of Clyde and recently Friedman Village, Tiffin, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. She was born Jan. 25, 1934, in Magoffin County, Kentucky, to the late Tom and Flora (Borders) Conley. On Oct. 15, 1949, she married Kearnie Patrick and he survives. She is also ...

Garrison D. ‘Garry’ Rennels

Garrison D. “Garry” Rennels, 66, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at The James Cancer Center, Columbus. He was born Dec. 6, 1952, to Donald and Janet (Osgood) Rennels. On Aug. 4, 1974, he married Margot “Melissa” Heiser. Survivors include his mother, Janet Rennels of Tiffin; ...

Donna J. Yates

Donna J. Yates, 69, of Clyde, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Bethesda Care Center, Fremont. She was born Aug. 5, 1951, in Sandusky, to the late Henry and Jean (Andres) Bishop. On Feb. 15, 1986, she married Ronald Yates and he preceded her in death March 21, 2018. Survivors include seven ...

Grace P. Arrington

Grace P. Arrington, 92, of Findlay, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Heritage Legacy, Findlay. Arrangements are pending at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria.

James Clarence Borer

James Clarence Borer, 87, of Tiffin, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin.

Ann C. Kelbley (nee Ferner)

Ann C. Kelbley (nee Ferner), 88, beloved wife of the late Thomas W. Loving; mother of Thomas J. and Mary K. (Greg) Gierhart, Bob (Sue), Beth Shannon, Patti Himmel, and Joe; dearest grandmother of Shane Himmel, Maggie and Matthew Gierhart, Ramsay and Rylan Shanon, Jason (April) and Joseph ...

Fenton J. Kelley

Fenton J. Kelley, 94, passed away Friday morning Dec. 20, 2019. He was a long time resident of Fairfield Glade, Tennesee and a resident of Good Samaritans for the past three years. He was born in Martinsville, Illinois, to John and Rose Kelley. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, ...

Merlyn J. ‘Merle’ Ranker

Merlyn J. “Merle” Ranker, 90, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2020, in Elmwood at The Shawhan. He was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Tiffin, to Urban and Margaret (Hess) Ranker. He married Barbara Kuhn Sept. 2, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, and she preceded him in death ...

Helen E. Montz

Helen E. Montz, 91, of Tiffin, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence of Sylvania. She was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Texas Township, Crawford County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Clyde and Bernice (Gaylord) McCormick. She married Claude W. Montz, Aug. 13, 1949, ...