Our Obituaries

Arlene May WHETSTONE

May 13, 1918 - September 25, 2017

Arlene M. Whetstone (99) of Willard, went home to be with our Lord, Monday, September 25, 2017 from Pristine Senior Living of Willard. She was born May 13, 1918 in North Fairfield, Oh to the late Ralph and Mryta (Woodworth) Kime. Mrs. Whetstone was a graduate of North Fairfield High School, Class of 1936. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Order of the Easter Star, Willard Grange...
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Christina Marie Perkins

March 26, 1969 - September 21, 2017

Christina M. "Tina" (Gearheart) Perkins (48) of Alice, TX passed September 21, 2017 at Spohn Hospital, Alice Texas. She was born March 26, 1969 in Shelby to Douglas C. and Maria D. (Garcia) Geaheart of Willard. Tina was a graduate of Willard High School, Class of 1987. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, reading cookbooks, cooking, baking and attending live concerts and events. Tina truly...
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Roger D. Howell

May 28, 1985 - August 26, 2017

Roger D. Howell Jr. (32) of Willard died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home. He was born May 28, 1985 in Shelby, Ohio. Roger enjoyed playing video games and loved spending time with his Family and Friends and helping his sisters. Roger is survived by his parents: Roger D. and Loretta Ann (Predieri) Howell Sr. of Willard, 4 sisters: Jodi (Bob) Craft of Willard, Cindy (Bo) Isaac of...
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Tiffani Irene MITCHELL

July 6, 1972 - August 11, 2017

Tiffani I. Mitchell (45) lifelong resident of Willard, went to be with our Lord, Friday, August 11, 2017 in Willard. She was born July 6, 1972 to the late Bobby and Barbara (Johnson) Mitchell. She loved reading and spending time with friends and family where she was always full of laughter and quick to lend a hand to those in need. Tiffani is survived by lifelong companion: Denny "Stick"...
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Lemoin Edington

March 16, 1944 - July 21, 2017

Lemoin "Lee" Edington (73) of Hudson, FL passed on July 21, 2017 at Regional Bay Net Point Hospital after a long battle with COPD. Lee was born on March 16, 1944 to the late Arol and Bessie (Byers) Edington in Canton. Lee served in the Army National Guard for 7 years. He retired after working 30 years from General Motors in Columbus. Lee loved to work on cars and was quite the handyman around the...
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Jeremy Dale Tuttle

June 20, 1983 - May 20, 2017

Jeremy Dale Tuttle (33) of Willard died May 20, 2017 at his home. He was born June 20, 1983 in Columbus, Oh. Jeremy loved to listen to county music attend country concerts and riding his bike. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed helping people. Jeremy is survived by his father: Roger (Darla Chesser) Tuttle Sr. of Willard and mother: Roberta (Jacobs) Howard of Mansfield. Brother:...
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Janice M. Dean

January 23, 1945 - April 18, 2017

Janice M. (Smith) Dean (72) born January 23, 1945 in New Haven, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2017 in Grove City, Ohio. Janice is preceded in death by her father, Roger Smith. She is survived by her mother, Arlene Smith; 2 children: Robert Dean and Kathryn (Donald) Millar; grandson: Dylan Millar; siblings: Dean (Jane) Smith, Cliff (Sue) Smith, Ron (Debra) Smith, Sharon (Frank) Bishop,...
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Eva Mae Sparks

February 4, 1944 - April 16, 2017

Eva Mae (Evans) Sparks, 73, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 in her home in Tiro. She was born on February 4, 1944 in Beech Fork Adams Co., Ohio to the late Harry Raymond Evans and the late Madge (Howard) Evans. She married Murvil Lee Sparks Sr. on September 5, 1987. She was retired from Galion LLC. Mrs. Sparks was a graduate of Northwest High School, McDermott, OH, Class of 1962. She...
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Willis Eldon Hossler

August 23, 1981 - April 14, 2017

Willis Eldon Hossler (35) of Mansfield died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus. He was born August 23, 1981 in Liberal, KA. Willis was a massage therapist and while in Kansas City, MO he worked for the Catholic Diocese. He loved music and was a social butterfly. Willis enjoyed writing poems and artistry and traveled all over the United States and abroad. Willis...
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Timothy E. Van Zoest

April 26, 1971 - April 7, 2017

Timothy E. Van Zoest (45) of Willard, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 26, 1971 in Willard to the late Herman and Jean (Wilkinson) Van Zoest. Tim was a graduate of Willard High School, class of 1989 and a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor in Economics. He loved spending time with his daughters including watching movies. He enjoyed working on...
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Richard Lee Hedden

October 15, 1930 - April 1, 2017

Richard L. Hedden (86) of Willard passed April 1, 2017 at the Willows of Willard. He was born October 15, 1930 in Garrett, IN to the late Robert L. and Mildred E. (Reynolds) Hedden. Mr. Hedden received his bachelor's degree at Washington University, St. Louis, His master's degree From UCLA as an Electrical Engineer and was an engineer at Hughes Aircraft for 40 years. He held 2 US registered...
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Howard Floyd Dellinger

March 6, 1936 - February 27, 2017

Howard F. Dellinger (80) of Willard, died Monday, February 27, 2017 at his home. He was born March 6, 1936 in Havana, Ohio to the late Carse and Mildred (Jarrett) Dellinger. Mr. Dellinger was a mechanic by trade and was a member of the Willard Moose Lodge, Willard Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Cavs. He enjoyed being outdoors especially when he was mowing as his business or...
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Gail Francis JACOBS

October 16, 1950 - February 7, 2017

Gail "Maga" Jacobs (66) of Willard died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Mercy Health of Willard. She was born October 16, 1950 in Willard to the late Frank and Luella (Klaiss) Bogner. Gail was a graduate of Attica High School and was a clerk at Jacobs TV & Appliance. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking, baking and was well known for her caramels and hoho cake. Gail cherished the memories she...
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Mary Elizabeth FRYAR

October 21, 1937 - January 31, 2017

Mary E. "Beth" Fryar (79) of Medina died January 31, 2017 at her home. She was born October 21, 1937 in Bellevue to the late Edward Olan and Verie Stella (Landefelt) Fryar. Miss Fryar was a graduate of Bellevue High School, class of 1955 and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. She was a physical education teacher at Parma Senior High School. Miss Fryar was very athletic but her true...
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Constance Brooks Cross

November 17, 1927 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Robert A. West

January 24, 1950 - January 4, 2017

Robert A. West (66) of Willard, passed sudden and unexpected January 4, 2017 at his home. He was born January 24, 1950 in Mansfield to the late Robert M. and Norma (Heimbaugh) West. Mr. West was a graduate of Willard High School, Class of 1968, served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and retired after 33 years from CSX where he worked in the yard and the tower. Mr. West was a member...
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Odessa M. Parker

January 28, 1921 - December 29, 2016

Odessa M. Parker (95) of Willard, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Elms Retirement Village, Wellington. She was born January 28, 1921 in Willard to the late Robert Floyd and Florence (Clapper) Ayers. Mrs. Parker was a graduate of Willard High School, class of 1939 and was the Jr. High Librarian at Willard for 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Willard and...
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Leslie Dean King

August 30, 1927 - December 25, 2016

Leslie Dean King (89) of Willard passed Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Gaymont Nursing Home, Norwalk. He was born August 30, 1927 in Willard to the late Fredrick and Hope (Teagarden) King. Mr. King was a graduate of Willard High School, Class of 1945 then served in the US Navy during WWII. He was employed as a conductor for the B&O Railroad retiring when it was Chessie System. Mr. King was...
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Jerry M. COLLINS

February 8, 1944 - December 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Marvel Arneta Smeltz

March 18, 1928 - December 15, 2016

Marvel A. Smeltz (88) of Willard, Passed Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Willows at Willard. She was born March 18, 1928 in North Fairfield to the late Franklin and Veneta (Leonard) Swander. Mrs. Smeltz was the secretary for the First United Methodist Church for 20 years. She was a member of the church where she sang in the choir and sewed. Mrs. Smeltz is survived by 3 grandsons:...
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Helen S. Booth

March 21, 1923 - October 11, 2016

Helen Mae Booth (Stull), age 93, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. She was surrounded by her family and passed peacefully.She was born on March 21st, 1923 in Willard, Ohio to the late Renna D. & Ethel Stull. Her brother was Renna D. Stull Jr., and was a graduate of Willard High School. She was attending Nursing school when WWII began. She interrupted her...
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George Franklin BERENDT

April 19, 1941 - September 23, 2016

George F. Berendt (75) of Willard, died Friday morning, September 23, 2016 at Mercy Health of Willard. He was born April 19, 1941 in Pontiac, MI to the late Emmett and Virginia (Violette) Berendt. George served in the US Air Force and was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed classic cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was in auto sales most of his life. Mr. Berendt is survived by...
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Stella M. Carpenter

July 30, 1933 - July 27, 2016

Stella M. (Sparkman) Carpenter (82) of Willard, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at her home. She was born July 30, 1933 in Garrett, KY to the late Kendall and Linda (Conley) Sparkman. Stella was a member of the former Eagle's Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, her plants, played shuffle board many years ago in the league in town and talking on her CB with her handle ...
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Thomas Scott Oney

July 23, 1973 - July 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Nathan Wade SHERIFF

January 7, 1991 - July 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Elayne Grace OLSON

January 14, 1938 - July 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Hancer D. Laferty

May 13, 1926 - June 22, 2016

Hancer D. Laferty Sr. (90) of New Haven, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Ohio Health Medcentral Hospital, Mansfield. He was born May 13, 1926 in Hippo, Ky to the late Lonnie and Poppie (Shepperd) Laferty. Mr. Laferty was a Navy Veteran of WW II and was a supervisor for Plymouth Locomotive. He was in a CB club many years ago and enjoyed being outdoors which included ride mowing his yard,...
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Laura M. McClellan

July 21, 1935 - June 11, 2016

Laura M. McClellan (80) of Greenwich, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her daughters residence. She was born July 21, 1935 in Sunbury, PA to the late Harrison Ray and Anna Mae (Lloyd) Tharp. Mrs. McClellan was retried from Pepperidge Farms and a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Willard. She enjoyed embroidering, crafts, painting ceramics, puzzles and reading. Mrs. McClellan is survived...
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Mabel Ruth Buzzard

April 17, 1925 - May 18, 2016

Mabel Ruth Buzzard (91) of Venice, FL passed May 18, 2016 in Venice, Fl. She was born April 17, 1925 in St. Charles, KY to the late Edgar Lee and Maude (Collins) Hamby. Mrs. Buzzard was a retired teacher of Willard Schools including Hew Haven and also taught in Attica. She was a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church, OES, Ladies Schreiner's Dendara Court, and loved to read, travel...
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Ruby Lee MASON

February 15, 1947 - April 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Delores Diane Swanson

April 5, 1928 - April 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Larry E. Carpenter

September 12, 1955 - March 1, 2016

Larry E. Carpenter Sr. (60) of Willard died March 1, 2016 in Canada. He was born September 12, 1955 to the late Robert R. Carpenter and Stella M. (Sparkman) Carpenter of Willard. Larry served in the US Army and was employed at Midwest Industries and Local TV. He was a member of the VFW and the former Eagles in Willard and enjoyed bowling in league at Dynasty Lanes and working on electronics. ...
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James M. Buurma

January 4, 1933 - February 28, 2016

James M. Buurma (83) of Celeryville, went to be with his Lord and Savior February 28, 2016 at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, Toledo after a brief illness. He was born January 4, 1933 in Celeryville to the late John and Ann (Trapp) Buurma. Mr. Buurma was a member of the US Army and one of the original partners of Buurma Farms Inc. He was a member of the Willard Christian Reformed Church...
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Paula Bivens

March 28, 1967 - January 8, 2016

Paula Bivens (48) of Willard passed January 8, 2016 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky. She was born March 28, 1967 in Willard. Paula loved bass fishing and spending time with her 2 sons, grandchildren and all her family. She enjoyed living life and had an infectious smile. Paula is survived by her mother: Margaret (Shephard) Bivens of Fort Worth, TX, Significant other: Jantz Morey of Willard, 2...
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Ardinell Jean Border

November 30, 1926 - December 12, 2015

Ardinell Jean Border (89) of New Haven, Ohio, passed Saturday, December 12, 2015 at her home. She was born November 30, 1926 in Tiffin, Ohio to the late Harry and Martha (Willet) Ritzenthaler. Mrs. Border was a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, Class of 1945. She was a master glass cutter and designer for Tiffin Crystal. Her "Harvest" design won the People's Choice award at...
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Chester Tuttle

April 30, 1958 - December 5, 2015

Chester Tuttle (57) of Willard, died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. He was born April 30, 1958 in Willard to the late Gershin and Lillie Mae (Hall) Tuttle. He enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar, singing and spending time with family. Mr. Tuttle is survived by 2 daughters: Tiffany Tuttle of Willard and Amy Taylor of Willard, 3 brothers: Donnie, Roger, and Randy ...
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Patricia Ann Lawrence

September 12, 1941 - November 30, 2015

Patricia Ann Lawrence (74) of Willard, died Monday, November 30, 2015 after an extended illness. Daughter of Claude and Barbara Wheeler. She was born in Willard, OH and spent most of her life in the area. She attended the Willard Trinity Lutheran church. Patricia leaves behind two brothers, Benny (Beverly) Wheeler, James (Diane) Wheeler; three sisters, Boots (Danny) Wilson, Joan (Mike)...
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John L. Vanichek

May 9, 1942 - November 25, 2015

John L. Vanichek (73) passed Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo. He was born May 9, 1942 in Willard to the late John R. and Marcella (Reed) Vanichek. John served in the National Guard and was employed at R. R. Donnelley for 44 years. He enjoyed working around the house, watching NASCAR and Ohio State sports. John had an antique car and enjoyed old cars, car shows...
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John Arthur Damschroder

April 3, 1940 - November 25, 2015

John A. Damschroder (75) of Attica passed Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at his home. He was born April 3, 1940 in Oak Harbor, Ohio to Herbert A. and Marie H. (Sandrock) Damschroder. John was a veteran of the Vietnam War in the US Navy. He was a member of the Attica American Legion Post #260 and enjoyed working on antique tractors. Mr. Damschroder is survived by his mother: Marie H....
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Charlotte Ruth HONSINGER

July 2, 1927 - November 22, 2015


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Johnny Thornsberry

February 21, 1952 - November 16, 2015

Johnny Thornsberry (63) of Willard, passed November 16, 2015 at Mercy Hospital of Willard. He was born February 21, 1952 in Floyd County, KY to the late Hubert and Maudie Thornsberry. Johnny was a computer gamer and loved spending time with his family and friends and his dogs. Johnny is survived by his wife Lucy (Baugh) Thornsberry of Willard, 3 sons: Anthony (Lisa) Thornsberry of FL,...
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Clara Alberta Hauser-Lahr

June 8, 1925 - October 14, 2015

Clara A. Hauser-Lahr (90) of Florida, formerly of Willard, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Florida. She was born in rural Willard to the late August and Frieda (Fahnle) Bauerle. Mrs. Hauser-Lahr attended school at Richmond School, Willard High School, and Lukes School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a school nurse of the Willard School for many years, also was organist...
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Clara A. Hauser-Lahr

June 8, 1925 - October 14, 2015

Clara A. Hauser-Lahr (90) of Florida, formerly of Willard, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Florida. She was born in rural Willard to the late August and Frieda (Fahnle) Bauerle. Mrs. Hauser-Lahr attended school at Richmond School, Willard High School, and Lukes School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a school nurse of the Willard School for many years, also was organist...
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Donald Eugene Stevens

October 13, 1932 - August 27, 2015

Donald Eugene Stevens, 82, passed into glory in the early morning hours of August 27th 2015 at Heartland of Wauseon Nursing Home in Wauseon Ohio after a brief illness. He was born in Mason, Michigan, October 13th 1932 to the late James Murdo Stevens and Hazel Stevens (Larkins). He lived in Huron County most of his life settling in New Haven, Ohio until his recent move to Archbold, Ohio.Donald...
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Virginia M. Buurma

October 29, 1944 - August 7, 2015

Virginia M. Buurma (70) of Celeryville, died Friday, August 7, 2015 at Mercy Hospital of Willard. She was born October 29, 1944 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Harm and Margaret (Voss) Van Enk. She was a member of the Willard Christian Reformed Church, was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family. Virginia is survived by daughter and son: Rhonda (Darren) Bailey and Nathan ...
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Linda Louise Ciotto

April 10, 1953 - July 28, 2015

Linda L. (McNett) Ciotto (62), of Willard, died at her home Tuesday, July 28, 2015, a victim of gun violence. She was born April 10, 1953 in Toledo. Linda recently retired from CSX railroad as a yardmaster and graduated in 2011 from Bowling Green State University magna cum laude as the distinguished history major of her class. She was a political activist and social justice and environmental...
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Richard Keith Evans

December 10, 1966 - July 9, 2015

Richard Keith Evans (48) of Tiro, died Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his home. He was born December 10, 1966 in Portsmouth. Richard was a RN and was the MDS coordinator at The Willows at Willard. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and dedicated his life to Jehovah God and was very active. Richard is survived by his mother: Eva Mae (Murvillee Sr.) Sparks of Tiro. 2 brothers: Harry Shawn Evans and...
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Helen Mary Austin

July 31, 1924 - May 23, 2015

Helen M (Hornett) Austin age 90 died Saturday, May 23 2015 at Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville, IN. She was born July 31, 1924 in Siam,OH to Andrew & Ethel (Wolford) Hornett.A graduate of Attica High School, Class of 1943. A graduate ( Cadet Nurse) of Maumee Valley School of Nursing, Toledo, OH, Class of 1946. She worked for Dr. Robert Cahill, in Attica for 13 years as Office Nurse,...
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James Edward McClellan

September 30, 1953 - April 26, 2015

James E. McClellan (61) of Greenwich died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Willard. He was born September 30, 1953 in Baltimore, MD. James enjoyed electronics, music, new cars and going to garage sales, swap meets and flea markets. James is survived by his mother: Laura (Tharp) McClellan of Greenwich, sister: Carol (Randy) Barnett of Willard, 3 brothers: Bruce (Carol) McClellan...
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Nelson R. Roberts

April 16, 1937 - April 18, 2015

Nelson R. Roberts (78) of Mansfield, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Lifecare Hospice, Wooster. He was born April 16, 1937 in Plymouth to the late Leo Bradley and Gertrude (Bliss) Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the US Navy and retired choir director for the Willard High School. He enjoyed keeping up with his former students on Facebook, loved music, being outside and remembered for his...
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Adrianna M. Danhoff

July 23, 1923 - April 18, 2015

Adrianna Margaret (Cok) Danhoff passed away peacefully at the age of 91, early Saturday morning, April 18, 2015, in her home in Celeryville. Adrianna was a member of the Willard Christian Reformed church and lived her entire life in Celeryville. She loved her Lord above all and was a fervent prayer warrior. Adrianna played the Organ at church for many years and loved to play hymns on the piano....
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Helen K. Albright

November 26, 1918 - April 1, 2015

Helen K. Albright (96) of Willard died Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was born November 26, 1918 in Norwalk to the late Lloyd A. and Julia (Linder) Schild. Mrs. Albright was a a cook at the Willard Junior High School and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and her family Mrs. Albright is survived 5 grandchildren: J.B. Albright and Ryan Albright, both of Willard, Dusty Albright of Columbus, Kelly Paull...
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Carolyn S. Bolen

November 4, 1946 - March 25, 2015

Carolyn S. Bolen (68) of Willard died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born November 4, 1946 in Willard to the late Sill and Bertha (Baugh) Barnett. Mrs. Bolen was a waitress/cook and enjoyed horses, Reading and watching TV. Mrs. Bolen is survived by her husband Michael R. Bolen, 3 sons: Kenneth W. (Patricia) Wolf of Mentone, IN, Frederick S. (Angela) Wolf of Tiffin and Brian K. (Maria)...
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Duane Earl Slessman

October 16, 1931 - February 25, 2015

Duane E. Slessman (83) of Plymouth died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home. He was born October 16, 1931 to the late Neil H. and Velma I. (Moon) Slessman. Duane was a graduate of New Haven High School, class of 1949 and worked as a truck driver for Dutchmaid and as a self-employed contractor. He was a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church where he was a lay leader of the church,...
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Norma E. Johnston

August 1, 1923 - February 3, 2015

Norma E. Johnston (91) went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from Stein Hospice, Sandusky. She was born August 1, 1923 in Richland County to the late Walter and Nora (Anderson) Hatch. Mrs. Johnston worked at Pioneer Rubber in Willard. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Jack and Jill Club and she and her husband Richard loved their family. Mrs....
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Eddie Lee Perkins

August 31, 1945 - January 16, 2015

Eddie L. Perkins (69) of Willard, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at Stein Hospice, Sandusky. He was born August31, 1945 in Willard to the late Clovis E. and Marguerite (Dougherty) Perkins. Eddie served in the US Army and worked at Gochenour Meats in New Washington. He was a member of the Willard Moose and life member and past post commander of the Willard American Legion. Eddie enjoyed playing...
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Kenneth Stewart Lester

July 22, 1941 - January 1, 2015


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Laura Kay Hunt

November 14, 1985 - December 14, 2014

Laura Kay Hunt (29) of Willard, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 from complications with aplastic anemia. She was born November 14, 1985 in Willard. Laura was a STNA in the home health field. She was a graduate of Willard High School and enjoyed crocheting, writing and spending time with her son, niece, nephew and all her family. Laura is survived by her mother: Nadine (Sean) Endsley of...
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Michael John Piatnitza

March 12, 1919 - December 6, 2014


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Janet R. Rees

March 2, 1935 - November 24, 2014

Janet R. Rees (79) of Willard died Monday, November 24, 2014 at her residence. She was born March 2, 1935 in Plymouth to the late Walter and Vivian Rose (White) Donnenwirth. Mrs. Rees was a secretary at RR Donnelly and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a volunteer for the Willard Mercy Hospital, and enjoyed playing cards at the Willard Senior Center and exercising at Curves and...
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Jerry E. Wiers

December 14, 1962 - November 22, 2014

Jerry E. Wiers (51) of Willard died Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was born December 14, 1962 in Willard to the late Eddy M. and Janet L. (VanZoest) Wiers. Jerry was a graduate of Willard High School, Class of 1981 and a graduate of Calvin College with 2 degrees and was the CFO of Wiers Farm and a partner in Dutch Maid Logistics. He was a member of the Willard Christian Reformed Church where...
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Bernadine M. Holmer

April 10, 1921 - November 18, 2014

Bernadine M. Holmer (93) of Attica died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Hillside Acres, Willard. She was born April 10, 1921 in New Washington to the late Sylvester and Coletta (Pifher) Studer. She worked at the former Pioneer Rubber Co in Willard and Attica for 16 years. In 1950, when her mother died, she returned home to help raise her younger brothers. Mrs. Homer attended St. Bernard...
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Kareen T. Weaver

April 27, 1942 - November 17, 2014

Kareen T. Weaver (72) of Willard, went to be with Jesus, Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born April 27, 1942 in Willard to the late Anco and Kathrynn (Vogel) Buurma. Kareen was a nurse at the Willard and Galion Hospitals and also worked at the New Generation Greenhouse in Celeryville. Kareen was a member of the Willard Christian Reformed Church where she sang in the choir, played the...
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Kathryn Mae Vnasdale

May 24, 1911 - October 3, 2014

Kathryn M. Vnasdale, 103 of Mansfield passed away on Friday morning, October 3, 2014 at her home. She was born in Powhatan Point, Ohio, on May 24, 1911, to Edward and Nettie Boltz. She married William Brubaker, who is deceased, on August 31, 1932. She married Donald Vnasdale, who is deceased, on June 23, 1967. Her children are Judy Waugh of Toledo, Jerry Brubaker (deceased), Jim Brubaker ...
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Richard Lee Chambers

September 12, 1935 - September 5, 2014

Richard "Dick" Lee Chambers, 77, of Willard, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at his residence. Dick was born September 12, 1935 in Vincennes, IN, the son of Clayton W. and Annalee (Wonning) Chambers. Dick retired after 37 years of service from RR Donnelley. Upon his retirement he went on to manage Willard Municipal Airport. He enjoyed flying Radio Controlled aircraft. Surviving is his...
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Gregory L. Stockmaster

January 12, 1969 - August 31, 2014

Gregory L. Stockmaster (45) of Galion, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 from a 4 wheeler accident. He was born January 12, 1969 to Bernard Stockmaster and Linda (Mosley) Shorter. Greg was self-employed in construction and owned Stockmaster Tree Service. He enjoyed fishing, camping, riding anything that moved and was an avid Pittsburg and Michigan sports fan. Greg is survived by his Daughter:...
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Frances J. Holmer

July 2, 1929 - August 22, 2014

Frances J. Holmer (85) of Willard, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home. She was born July 2, 1929 in Republic to the late Francis "Frank" Lacy and Ruth (Kerschner) Owens. Mrs. Holmer was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Willard. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Holmer is survived by 3 sons: Robert (Dian) Holmer of Willard, Larry (Debbie) Holmer...
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Billy B. Jones

December 14, 1948 - August 18, 2014

Billy B. Jones (65) of Willard, died August 18, 2014 in an auto/motorcycle accident in Shelby. He was born December 14, 1948 in Lackey, KY to the late Ola and Davane (Collins) Jones. Billy served in the Marines during the Vietnam Era and was employed at R.R. Donnelley for 44 years. He attended the Church of the Nazarene, was a member of the Marine Corp League, and enjoyed fishing, hunting,...
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Gearald Eugene Hutchison

September 13, 1945 - July 5, 2014

Gearald Eugene Hutchison (68) of Willard, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Medcentral Health Systems, Mansfield. He was born September 13, 1945 in Willard to the late Lester James and Bertha Mae (Musselman) Hutchison. He farmed and worked at R.R. Donnelly for 41 years. Mr. Hutchison was a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church, Willard Moose and the Willard Golden Rule Lodge #562 and...
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Boris J. George

June 16, 1933 - June 1, 2014

Boris J. George (80) of Norwalk, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Admiral Pointe, Huron. He was born June 16, 1933 in Mansfield to the late James and Daisy (Koleff) George. Boris served in the National Guard then spent most of his life in sales until most recent where he served as a door greater at Sams Club in Sandusky. He was a member of the Macedonia Patriotic Organization where he was a very...
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Mae Barnett Holbrook

May 1, 1924 - May 9, 2014

Mae (Kimberlin) Barnett Holbrook, age 90, passed away May 9, 2014. She was born in Salyersville, Kentucky to Thomas and Carell Kimberlin. She was a resident of Ft. Pierce, Florida for many years. Mrs. Holbrook enjoyed walking, fishing, spending time with her family and attending her church, Lighthouse Baptist Church. Mrs. Holbrook was preceded in death by husbands Carl Barnett and Robbie...
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Beverly Schlarb

April 3, 1957 - May 4, 2014

Beverly Schlarb (57) of Willard died Sunday, May 04, 2014 at her home. She was born April 3, 1957 in Willard to the Elmar R. and Wanda Lee (Hicks) Bolen. Beverly worked at Midwest Industries and enjoyed bowling. Ms. Schlarb is survived by her Mother: Wanda L. Bolen of Carrothers, Significant other: Mark Hall of Willard, Daughter: Haley Short of Willard, son: Christopher Schlarb of...
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Lucille Hamons

February 23, 1924 - April 22, 2014

Lucille (Gose) Hamons (90) of Plymouth, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Heartland-Uptown Westerville. She was born February 23, 1924 in McGoffin County, KY to the late Reuben and Cloia (Adams) Gose. She was a shirt presser at Ideal Laundry in Willard, and then later worked at Millers Industries in Shelby. Mrs. Hamons was a member of the Willard Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed singing,...
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Howard R. Breyman

November 11, 1938 - March 26, 2014

Howard R. "Junior" Breyman (75) of Willard, died Thursday, March 26, 2014 at Hillside Acres Nursing Home. He was born November 11, 1938 in Willard to the late Howard and Grace (Ringle) Breyman. He was employed over the years at Pioneer Rubber, Sheller Globe (Mayflower) in Norwalk and retired from Midwest Industries. Junior was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Breyman is survived by his...
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Harold D. Tackett

May 16, 1947 - March 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Melvin Dean Cole

June 24, 1938 - March 6, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Fred H. Rowe

July 21, 1937 - January 25, 2014

Fred H. Rowe (76) of Willard went to be with Jesus on January 25, 2014 at his home. Fred was born July 21, 1937 in Salyersville, Ky to the late Clark and Tressie (Back) Rowe. He was a Willard area resident most of his life. He was the founder and Pastor of the Faith Builders Church of God in Willard. Fred worked at Faulhaber Company for 10 years then Mayflower Vehicle in Norwalk for 33 &...
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Ivan Eugene Rogers

April 30, 1931 - November 2, 2011

Obituary Notice Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service323 Myrtle Ave.Willard, Ohio 44890(419) 935-1158Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service1295 W. Tiffin StreetAttica, Ohio 44807(419) 426-4094 E-Mail lindseykocher@yahoo.comFax:419.933.7049Obituary Notice Ivan Eugene Rogers (80) went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2011 at his home with his family in Greenfield Township, Huron County,...
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Russell Willoughby

October 28, 1930 - October 28, 2011

Russell Willoughby (81) of Willard, died at 12:58 P.M. Friday, October 28, 2011 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk. He was born October 28, 1930 in Willard to the late Russell and Jessie (Fink) Willoughby Sr. Russ was a graduate of Willard High School, Class of 1948, and attended Otterbein College until enlisting in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran...
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Tori Knicks

July 29, 2004 - September 22, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Steven John Cok

October 25, 1918 - September 2, 2011

Steven John CokOctober 25, 1918---September 2, 2011Steven John Cok, 92, of Celeryville died Friday, September 02, 2011,at his home in Celeryville,OHSteven lived in Celeryville,OH his whole life and spent manywinters in Florida. He married Kathleen June Shaarda Cok on October 5, 1943. Theywere married 67 years.Surviving are two children, Nancy Kay Honda of Willard and Randy Cok and wife Norma of...
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John Michael Booth

October 9, 1949 - August 24, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Alan E. Danhoff

March 19, 1953 - August 13, 2011

Alan E. Danhoff"Big Al"Willard, OhioBorn on March 19, 1953, to Peter J. Danhoff and Thelma (Hedden) Danhoff in Willard, OH, Alan died on August 13, 2011, at Elmwood at the Springs in Green Springs, OH. For nearly twenty years "Big Al" loyally served as the football manager of the Willard High School Crimson Flashes. More recently, he worked at Sandco Industries in Fremont, OH. He participated in...
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Robert E. Buurma

May 7, 1929 - July 29, 2011

Robert E. Buurma (82) of Celeryville, died early Friday morning, July 29, 2011 at his home. He was born May 7, 1929 in Celeryville to the late John and Anna (Trapp) Buurma. Mr. Buurma was a graduate of New Haven High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Buurma was a partner of Buurma Farms where he had served as president. He was also a member of the Willard Christian Reformed...
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Clara P. Henry

March 6, 1922 - July 24, 2011

Clara P. Henry (89) of Willard died July 24, 2011 at Willard Health Care. She was born March 6, 1922 in Lucas, Ohio to the late Charles and Bernice (Charles) Wynn. Mrs. Henry was married to John Hadamuscin, Ernest Smeltz then Carl J. "Gene" Henry. Mrs. Henry was retired from Pioneer Rubber Group as a Quality Control Supervisor. Mrs. Henry was a member of The Trinity Lutheran Church, Anna...
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Clayton W. Sage

February 11, 1927 - July 22, 2011

Clayton Sage (84) of Howell, MI formerly of Willard, died Friday, July 22, 2011 at Caretel Inns of Brighton, MI. He was born February 11, 1927 in Willard to the late Haldon and Orpha (Keesey) Sage. Mr. Sage was a yard master for the former B&O railroad and later for the CSX Railroad. Mr. Sage is survived by his wife: Jeannette Sage of Howell, MI whom he married June 26, 1949. 2 sons:...
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John Edward Kok

December 18, 1924 - July 22, 2011

John Edward Kok (86) went to be with his Lord on July 21, 2011. He had been a resident of Hillside Acres. Mr. Kok was born December 18,1924 in Willard to the late Esko and Jacoba (Postema) Kok. He served in the US Army during WWII then worked on the family farm, later he worked on the Buurma farm and Bachrach Farm in Plymouth and finally retired from the Wiers farm. Mr. Kok was a member of...
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Betty Lou Montoney

September 22, 1935 - June 26, 2011

Betty Lou Montoney (75) of Centerton, died June 26, 2011 at her home. She was born September 22, 1935 in Willard to the late Theodore G. and Ida Belle (Niver) Featheringill. Mrs. Montoney was a retire custodian for the Willard City School system. She had been currently attending the Grace United Methodist Church. Mrs. Montoney was a member of the DAR, Mayflower Decedents, 55 plus club and...
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Ortrude Clara Diehm

June 28, 1915 - June 4, 2011

Ortrude Clara Diehm (95) of Willard, went to be with her lord on Saturday, June 4, 2011 surrounded by her loving family in her home. She was born June 28, 1915 in Willard to the late Joseph and Mary (Bischoff) Hahler. She was married October 3, 1945 to Leon J. Diehm who preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Diehm was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, member of the former St....
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Nella Wiers

August 7, 1924 - May 26, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Nella Wiers

August 7, 1924 - May 26, 2011

Arrangement Nell WiersAge 86, child of God, went home to be with her heavenly Father on May 26, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband Frank Wiers Sr. and daughter Helen Solle'. She is survived by son Frank (Margie), daughter Pam (Jon) Deur, son John (Sheri), son-in-law Ed Solle' (Janet), grandchildren Michael (Mikelle) Solle', Amy (Adam) Ostella, Cicely (Dean) Wiers-Windemuller, Ethan ...
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Larry V. Stein

February 3, 1939 - May 3, 2011

Larry Stein, Sr., 72, of Willard passed away Tuesday night at MedCentral Health Systems in Mansfield. He was born February 3, 1939 in Bucyrus the son of Harold and Hazel (Shank) Stein. After graduating high school, Larry entered the US Navy and proudly served his country for 5 years. He later married Rose (Phillips) Stein on December 10, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard. He loved...
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Donna Jean Huffman

December 14, 1936 - May 2, 2011

Donna Jean Huffman (74) of Attica died at 5:15 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2011 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo. She was born December 14, 1936 in Republic to the late Anthony and Lucile (Daniel) Seasly. Mrs. Huffman was a graduate of Willard High School, class of 1954. Mrs. Huffman was employed at Huffman Hardware in Attica for 12 years then was the bookkeeper for Attica Lumber Company for 30...
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Johnnie Harris

July 1, 1945 - November 19, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Richard C. Johnston

January 15, 1919 - November 13, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Gladys Bi Thompson

October 3, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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Eunice Hicks

April 13, 1929 - Unknown

Arrangements under the direction of Lindsey Kocher Funeral Services, Willard, OH.
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William Sebolt

Unknown

William D. "Bill" Sebolt (50) of Willard, died at 8:54 P.M. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born February 12, 1960 in Willard to Lewis F. Sebolt Jr. and Corliss J. (Ryman) Sebolt. Bill was a graduate of Willard High School, Class of 1979 and was employed at R.R. Donnelley for 28 years. He enjoyed Hunting, NASCAR, camping, farming and loved working around the...
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Robert Owen BONHAM

January 22, 1924 - Unknown


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