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John A. Massa

John A. Massa, 83, Succumbs: John A. Massa Jr., 83, of 145 West Second St. died Sunday at Mansfield General Hospital. He was born in Mansfield, Aug. 14, 1891. He worked for Citizen's Savings and Loan Co. in Mansfield for 39 years and was vice president of People's Federal Savings and Loan before his retirement. He was a veteran of World War I serving with the U. S. Army. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and an active member of American Legion Post 16 and the Knights of Columbus Council 687 of which he was an honorary member. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Jean Smith Massa; three sons, Paul of Granville, Dr. David Massa of Lexington, and John A. III of San Marcus, Texas, 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Kessler of Mansfield. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. The family requests that all remembrances be given for memorial masses.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) November 18, 1974 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Paul L. Massa
FORMER 'DISPATCH' REPORTER DIES; Paul L. Massa was a decorated World War II veteran
Former Dispatch reporter and columnist Paul L. Massa died of cancer Saturday at his home in Newark. Massa, who also was a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Health in the 1970s, was 79. Perhaps best known for his "Tell It To Doc" column that ran in The Dispatch in the 1960s, he also wrote two books and articles for local newspapers and national magazines. He gained international attention when he linked saucer-shaped devices being tested by the U.S. Air Force with UFO sightings in the southwestern United States in 1968. Massa received great satisfaction from helping the community, said his youngest son, Steve Massa. "He'd go after everything and anything," Steve Massa said. "He was a writer." Massa recently had been working with others on a book about Korean War veterans. He also was tracing his own steps during World War II for a book. Massa landed with the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division on Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. From the front line, he directed heavy artillery fire launched from Navy ships off the coast. He also served in the Pacific Theater during the war and was hospitalized after being wounded in battle twice in one day in the Philippines in 1945. He was wounded by mortar fire in the leg in the morning and sent to a field hospital, according to his family. The hospital was attacked that afternoon and Massa was wounded in the arm. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He met his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Gladys Downs, a nurse, after he was wounded the second time. They married in 1945 and raised six children. Massa also wrote about small-town life for the Newark Advocate and helped publish books about Licking County history and its citizens during World War II. After serving as spokesman for the state Health Department, he was an administrator of nursing homes in Newark and Johnstown and later became a real-estate agent specializing in nursing home sales. He was active in community, Catholic and veterans' organizations. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Dr., Newark.
[Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - April 23, 2001 - Sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Paul L. Massa
Paul L. Massa, February 7, 1922 - April 21, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul L. Massa, 79, of Newark, Ohio will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church, with the Reverend William Hritsko officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
Mr. Massa died peacefully at home on April 21, 2001 after a valiant battle with cancer. Throughout his illness, he was lovingly cared for by his wife and children. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio on February 7, 1922 to the late John Albert and Genevieve (Smith) Massa. Paul attended St. Peters High School in Mansfield and St. Charles Prep School in Rensselaer, Indiana, received a B.S. in Business Administration from Franklin University, a M.A. in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and a M.A. in journalism from Ohio State University. Paul enlisted in the Army on January 17, 1942 at Fort Hayes, Columbus; was commissioned a 2nd Lt. at Fort Sill Oklahoma in August 1942. He graduated from Infantry and Artillery School in succession. He landed on Utah Beach on D. Day with the 4th Infantry Division and served as a forward artillery observer until the fall of Cherbourg. He was then assigned to the Pacific Theater and was wounded twice in the Luzon Campaign. He was promoted to Captain on January 15, 1945 at the age of 22. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge for his military service. After his second battle wound he was sent to Nichols General Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky for treatment. There he met a young army nurse, the love of his life, Elizabeth Gladys Downs, who he married on October 10, 1945 after a brief courtship. Together they reared six children with love, devotion and faith. Paul was a columnist for The Columbus Dispatch writing "Tell it to Doc" for many years, authored many Sunday Magazine articles and stories, did book reviews and general reporting. He was a writer for the Newark Advocate, most recently assisting with the publication of "Licking County Historical Review" and "Licking County in World War Two". Paul served as Chief of Communications for the Ohio Department of Health, and administrative assistant to the Director of the Department of Health in the 1970's; the administrator of the Newark Healthcare Center and retired as a realtor for Anderson-Layman Company in 1997. He was an active member of the Newark Auxiliary Police Department, a member of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church, member and past president of the Newark-Heath Rotary, Retired Officers Club of Central Ohio, the Ohio Military Reserve Officers Association, a member of the V.F.W. Post 1060, the American Legion Post 85, and the D.A.V., Ohio Commodores, Columbus Civitan, Press Club of Ohio and the Licking County Democratic Club. Paul is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys (Downs) Massa of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Vince and Cindy Massa of Granville, Ohio, Jim and Sue Massa of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Steve and Marion Massa of Heath, Ohio; three daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Andy Anderson of Grand Junction, Colorado, Maureen and Jeff Blackburn of Westerville, Ohio and Theresa and Rick Marshall of Durango, Colorado; fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Paul Massa was an exceptional man of great integrity, who was highly respected and deeply loved by his family and friends. He was truly a gentleman and devoted family man. He took the time to nurture relationships with every family member from his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He cherished them all and will be greatly missed but will live forever in their hearts and memories. Friends and family may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the REED-EGAN FUNERAL HOME, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, Ohio.
[Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - April 23, 2001 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Harry McCleary

Harry McCleary, aged 19 years, died at the reformatory Thursday night of consumption. he was received at the institution Nov. 17, 1907, from Columbus. Burial in the reformatory cemetery Saturday.
[Mansfield News, Jan 3, 1908 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Frend J. Mehl

MINERAL CITY -- Frend J. Mehl, 69, of RD 1, died yesterday afternoon in the home of a sister, Mrs. Alvin (Jennie) Penrod, with whom he had resided the last 18 years. He died following a lengthy illness.
Born in Monroe County, he was a retired farmer. Surviving are 5 additional sisters, Mrs. John (Erma) Finlayson of East Sparta, Mrs. Gard (Grace) Clift of Marietta and Mrs. Willard (Alta) Metcalf, Mrs. Dallas (Hazel) Tupps and Mrs. Glenn (Sister) DeWeese of Mansfield, and 5 brothers, William, Floyd, James, Woodrow, and Clyde of Mansfield. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Gordon Funeral Home at East Sparta with Rev. A. E. Winzenreid officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
[The Daily Reporter, July 14, 1965]
Frend Mehl, 69, former resident of Mansfield, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alvin Penrod in Mineral City, Ohio, with whom he had made his home, following an extended illness. Surviving are five brothers, William, Floyd, James, Woodrow and Clyde Mehl; six sisters, Mrs. Gerd Clift, Mrs. John Finlayson, Mrs. Alvin Penrod, Mrs. Willard Metcalf, Mrs. Dallas Tupps and Mrs. Glenn DeWeese; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gordon Funeral Home, East Sparta, Ohio conducted by the Rev. A. E. Winzenreid. Graveside services and burial will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Mansfield Cemetery. Local arrangements are in charge of the Wappner Funeral Directors.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) July 15, 1965 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Isaac Milsku
Isaac Milsku, a machinist in the employ of the Aultman-Taylor Company, at Mansfield, Richland County, while going to work on the 11th, fell, badly spraining his leg. He was subject to heart disease, and the shock of the accident caused his death a few hours later. The deceased was about sixty-five years of age.
[Source: The Highland Weekly News, (Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio), December 20, 1882, Transcribed by Jeanne Hall]

J. W. Myers
SMITHY DIES
J. W. Myers, 75, operator of a blacksmith shop in Bellville for over 50 years, died at his home Saturday. He was a member of the Christian church, and a charter member of the Guerney I. O. O. F. lodge, No. 306. Surviving are his wife Linnie; two sons, W. and F. Myers, both of Bellville; three daughters, Mrs. Guy Spayde of Butler, Mrs. E. O. Kochheiser and Mrs. Mabel Watkins, of Bellville; two sisters, the Misses Mary Myers of Bellville and Elizabeth of Toledo; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held today at the home with Rev. Hamilton officiating. Burial was made in the Bellville cemetery.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) October 25, 1937 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

John B. Netscher
Mansfield, O., Feb 19- John B. Netscher, after an illness of several weeks, died at midnight, aged 68 years. He was a prominent figure in the history of the town, having been mayor, city councilman and delegate to the convention that nominated Samuel J. Tilden.
[Lima Daily News, Feb 19, 1891 - submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Fern Wreatha Nichols
Mrs. Fern Wreatha Nichols, wife of Mearl E. Nichols, died at her home, 15 Dale avenue, Wednesday morning at 1:40 o'clock, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Nichols was born in Butler, Aug. 10, 1890, but had been a resident of Mansfield for the past 20 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Martha Nichols; her parents, Mr.and Mrs. William Maglott of Mansfield; four brothers, Floyd, Virgil and Emmett Maglott of near here, and Kenneth Maglott of Portsmouth.
She was a member of the South Main Street Evangelical church. Funeral services will be conducted from the Finefrock funeral home, Friday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Rev. I. D. Archibald of the Evangelical church of Butler, with burial in the Mansfield cemetery. Friends may call at the home until Friday noon.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) May 10, 1933 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Sarah Malinda Secrist Oberlin
BUTLER WOMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Linnie Oberlin [Sarah Malinda Secrist Oberlin], aged 75 years, wife of B. F. Oberlin, died at 11:45 o'clock today at her home in Butler, following an extended illness from paralysis. The last stroke she sustained Sunday proved fatal. Mrs. Oberlin was born north of Butler and spent her entire life in that locality and in Butler. She was the daughter of the late Michael Secrist, a pioneer resident of Worthington township, and for many years was a resident of the village. Besides her husband, B. F. Oberlin, former mayor of Butler, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Neer, of Sandusky, Mrs. Lovina Ramsey, of Butler, and one brother, Elah W. Secrist, of Butler. She was an aunt to Frank Ramsey, of Marion avenue, this city. Funeral services, in charge of Rev. John Kerr, will be held at the M. E. church, of which she was a member for many years, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the family burying ground at Four Corners, north of Butler
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) September 27, 1927 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Fredrica Ott

OLD RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Fredrica Ott Passes Away After Brief Illness.
Mrs. Fredrica Ott, widow of Peter Ott, and for many years a resident of Mansfield, died about 9:30 o'clock this morning at her home, 60 North Diamond street. Although her health had been failing in recent years, she was confined to her bed only a short time preceding her death. Born June 2, 1839, Mrs. Ott spent the greater part of her life in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Ott celebrated their golden wedding anniversary a number of years ago. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Walda Dehof, of Willows, Cal., Mrs. Laura Massa, of this city; Mrs. Josephine Herman, of Sandusky, and Mrs. Rosalie Butler, of Elizabeth, N. J.; and a son, Louis A. Ott, of this city; also two brothers, Joseph R. Bliely, of San Francisco, Cal. and Albany Bliely, of this city, and 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church, conducted by the Rev. F. A. Schreiber. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) April 8, 1919 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Peter Ott
GRAND OLD MAN GOES PEACEFULLY HOME
Peter Ott Dies of Obstruction of Bowels Sunday Night--Left Many Memorials Along B. & O. Railroad.
Peter Ott died Sunday night at 11:30 o'clock at his home on North Diamond street, after a brief illness. He was born in Germany Dec. 14, 1834, and came to Mansfield in 1853. With the exception of a few years in Galion and at Findlay, he had always lived in Mansfield. In early youth he was a barber, having a shop in the Wiler building. Later he entered the business of manufacturing cider and vinegar, continuing this business several years. During the last quarter of a century, Mr. Ott had been the official florist of the B. & O. He was particularly well adapted to this work, having a German's natural love for flowers. Combined with this, was his talent for landscape gardening and this made him an ideal man for the place. The cities which he helped to beautify expressed their appreciation by naming trees for him. Mr. Ott had just come from a trip on the B. & O. looking after the flower beds. He was ill when he arrived home and remained in during Saturday. Sunday morning he was out in the yard and at 8 o'clock Sunday night he telephoned the Stuhldreher greenhouse, giving an order for plants to be sent to Indiana for the B. & O.
Mr. Ott did his duty toward his own city as well as others. He served in the city council eleven years, being one of the ablest members. He was given a medal for being the oldest German Odd Fellow in the city. He joined this lodge in 1854, being initiated into the Richland lodge, No. 161. In 1872 he served one year as district deputy. In 1865 Mr. Ott joined the Masonic lodge. Jan. 24, 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Ott celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife and five children, Mrs. Walda Dehof, of Hollister, Cal., Mrs. Laura Massa, of this city, Mrs. Josephine Herman, of Sandusky, Mrs. Rosalia Butler, of Elizabeth, N. J., and Louis A. Ott of this city. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, conducted by the I. O. O. F. lodge. [
The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) June 12, 1911 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Harold Warren Painter
Services for Harold Warren Painter, 53, were conducted last Wednesday at Mansfield, O. by the Rev. C. L. Shook, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church there. Mr. Painter, Lexington resident, died after an illness of two years. He had gone to Mansfield, his former home, for medical treatment. Mr. Painter moved to Lexington nine years ago from Jackson where he had lived four years. He formerly owned and operated a hardware store here. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Keffer Painter, a daughter, Mary Agnes; two brothers, Dr. F. M. Painter of Louisville , and C. H. Painter of Mansfield; three sisters, Miss Mary Painter, Miss Laura Painter and Mrs. Jessie Sturgeon, all of Mansfield. Mr. Painter was a member of the Lexington Methodist Church and American Legion, Post 77.
[The Lexington Progress, ( Lexington , Tennessee ) June 9, 1950, contributed by, Linda Fiedor]

Alma Palm
Mrs. Alma Palm, 79, of 206 Riverside Dr., died at People's Hospital in Mansfield last night after a long illness. She was a life-long resident of the Bellville area and was a member of the Bellville Presbyterian Church and the Navy Mothers' Club. Surviving are a son, Donald of Bellville; two daughters, Martha Palm of Bellville and Mrs. Leeta Dailey of Silverthorne, Colo,; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville with the Rev. James Nash officiating. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) July 28, 1971, sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Mrs. Harry Palm
SEARCH PARTY FINDS BODY OF WOMAN HERE
75 Neighbors and School Pupils Come Here from Lexington To Aid Family.
The body of Mrs. Harry A. Palm, 69, was found lying in a weed field on the White Oaks Farm shortly after 10:30 a.m. today by a cordon of 75 Lexington, O., farmers and school boys.
The elderly woman had been the object of a four-day search since her disappearance from the Sawyer sanatorium about noon Monday.
Her body, fully clothed with the exception of shoes was found approximately a third of a mile directly west of the sanatorium buildings and lying a little to the south of the center of the 20 acre field.
The searching party ran across the body within 20 minutes after commencing to comb the fields adjacent to the sanatorium.
The group that made the discovery comprised about 25 Lexington farmers and friends of the Palm family who had begun to comb the field west of the sanatorium. The group included Harry Wagner, Melvin Koheiser, John Vanderwell, and other neighbors of the Palms.
Discovers Shoes
Paul Brown, a Lexington Central schoolboy in the second of three searching parties found Mrs. Palm's shoes along the line fence at the south side of the field. The schoolboys under the direction of Richard Irwin, their principal, were covering the wheat field to the south.
Deputy Sheriff Ray LaMonda, leading a third party that had fanned out in the area north of the sanatorium was summoned and immediately notified Coroner E. H. Morgan.
Dr. Morgan upon examination of the body said that death was due to exhaustion and probably occurred sometime during the day or night Monday, the day of her disappearance.
Apparently from the location of the body in relation to the sanatorium and the point at which her black oxfords were found, Mrs. Palm had wandered southwestward from the sanatorium about a half mile. Her course would have gone through a grove of trees to the rear of the sanatorium, then on through several fields, and then north to a point almost directly west of the main grounds. Her shoes were found on the south side of the fence between the weed field where the body was found and the wheat field to the south.
Family Here
Her husband, Harry A. Palm. 67, a farmer of near Lexington, her two sons, H. W. of Mansfield and Blake of Cleveland, and her daughter, Mrs. G. J. Nixon were standing on the drive at the front of the sanatorium when searchers brought word that she had been found.
H. W. and Blake Palm had been in the act of dispatching parties by car to check along route 23 and route 4, as the main search was scarcely more than well underway.
Deputy LaMonda had already taken the field with his party, as had a second party of Lexington men, shortly before the schoolboys were sent out.
Schoolboys Volunteer
The school group comprised 42 boys from the upper classes at Lexington Central School. They had volunteered at a special meeting in the school gym this morning to aid the Palm's in the search. Many of the group were Boy Scouts. They arrived at the sanatorium about 10:15 and were led by Richard Irwin, school principal. The lads were dressed in old clothes and sneakers, prepared to take an active part in the search. In the school bus were lunches packed by the women of the Lexington Presbyterian church. The pastor, Rev. Paul Beighley was one of the leaders in organizing the Lexington community support for the search for Mrs. Palm. After sending several carloads of men from Lexington at about 8 a.m., Rev. Beighley arrived with the remainder of the group which numbered about 35, shortly after 10.
The search was over, however, before all volunteers at hand had been sent out. Overcome with grief, the stricken family thanked their Lexington neighbors who prepared to return home.
At the time Mrs. Palm was found, plans were being made to follow up several "leads" that had been phoned in to both H. W. Palm and Dr. Carl Sawyer, head of the sanatorium.
Palm had received word that a Cardington man, Floyd Fox, had seen an elderly woman walking along route 23 about halfway between Waldo and Norton, late Monday. When Fox learned of the missing woman, he contacted the family. Palm was in the act of sending out a party by car to check route 23 down as far as Delaware.
A second lead came from an unidentified Marion woman who phoned police that she had narrowly missed striking an elderly woman walking along Route 30-S near the Erie Railroad underpass just west of Mansfield.
(The Marion Star (Marion, OH) October 17, 1947 - sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Mary E. Palm
SET PALM RITES -- Services for Lexington Woman to Be Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Palm, widow of J. H. Palm, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. A. W. Hayes. Burial will be in Lexington cemetery.
Survivors are the following children: Dwight Palm of Cleveland; Mrs. F. C. Fox of Lexington; Ruth, at home; and two grandsons, five step-children, Arthur and Fred Palm of Cleveland; Blake Palm of Washington, D. C., Harry Palm of Lexington, and Mrs. F. M. Fisher of near Bellville. One sister, Mrs. Margaret Berry, of Mansfield, and two brothers, A. C. McBride of Mansfield, and J. J. McBride of Lexington.
[The Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) November 3, 1933 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Martin August Remy
Martin A. Remy, 80, a retired employe of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co., died this morning while visiting at the home of his son, Richard L. Remy in Anchorage, Ky. Mr. Remy had not been in the best of health, but his death was unexpected. He was born Nov. 1, 1873 in Washington township and spent his entire life in Richland county. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church. Surviving are two sons, Richard L. of Anchorage, and Wilbur M. of Cleveland; and a daughter, Mrs. M. W. McKee of 619 Maple St., with whom he made his home; also two grandchildren, Mrs. James Marvis of Columbus and Richard H. McKee of Cleveland. Funeral services will be conducted from the Wappner Funeral home Saturday at 3 p.m. by his pastor, Rev. John C. Melchert. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery in Washington township. Friends may call at the funeral home, starting Friday afternoon.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) April 1, 1954 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Caroline Rissler
Mansfield, Jun 12 - Mrs. Caroline Rissler, 70, died at her home here.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jun 13, 1919]

Arquette Rust Jr.
Arquette Rust Jr. Stricken at Home
Arquette Rust Jr., 72, of 120 Stewart Ave. died at his home Thursday evening.
He was born Sept. 12, 1899 in Mansfield and lived here all his life. Mr. Rust owned the Rust Insurance Agency and was a retired employe of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. He was a member of Mansfield Lodge 35 F&AM and the Central Methodist Church. During World War I he served with the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Clara Fernyak Rust; one son, Andrew, of New Albany, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert J. Rossi of New Albany; two granddaughters; two brothers, Ralph and Thomas, both of Mansfield; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Lahmers, of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at the Wappner Funeral Home Monday at 2:30 p.m. in charge of his pastor, the Rev. Wilbur Meiser. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) December 24, 1971]
Arquette Rust Jr., age 72, of 120 Stewart Ave., died at his home Thursday. Born Sept. 12, 1899 in Mansfield, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Clara Fernyak Rust, one son, Andrew Rust, one daughter, Mrs. Robert A. Rossi, two granddaughters, Shannon and Claudia Rust; two brothers, Ralph and Thomas Rust, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Lahmers. Funeral services will be held at the Wappner Funeral Home Monday at 2:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. Wilbur Meiser. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) December 26, 1971 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Bertha Anne Schindler
STRICKEN AT 64 -- Lexington Woman Dies Here After 2-Week Illness.
Mrs. Bertha Anne Schindler, 64, died in Mansfield General hospital last night after a two-week illness. She was born near Lexington and had lived in this vicinity her entire life. Her husband, William Schindler, died seven years ago. Mrs. Schindler was a member of the Church of Christ of this community. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Evah Durbin, Silas and Orville Schindler, Mansfield; Chalmer Schindler, Mrs. Winona Dill, Mrs. Zillah Bahr, Lexington, and Mrs. Rhea Blackburn of Martinsburg, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Passley of Denver, and Mrs. Belle Luscomb of Helena, Okla.; a brother, Clayton Culbertson of Eminence, Mo., and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Snyder funeral home with Rev. Jack Mellick officiating. Burial will be in Lexington cemetery.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) January 26, 1940 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Christian Schindler
Christian Schindler, the oldest pioneer of Washington township, died July 5 at 5:30 a.m. He was born in Germany Sept. 4, 1829. He emigrated to America in 1847 and came to Richland county in 1848, located in Washington township the same year where he has always made his home. He was united in marriage to Miss Johannah Touby in 1854. One daughter, Mrs. Martin Touby, three grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, John Schindler, of Lexington, one sister, Mrs. John Miller, of Mansfield, survive him. Funeral service from the home of Martin Touby Friday at 9:30 a.m. Burial at German church, Washington township, Rev. Mr. Kienle of the German church, Mansfield, conducting the service.
["The Mansfield News" (Mansfield, Ohio) July 6, 1911 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

John Schindler
John Schindler Dies at Age 92 in Lexington.
John Schindler, 92, one of Richland county's oldest residents, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nettie Wirick, last night after a brief illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Schindler was born in Germany, Jan. 5, 1847, and came to this country at the age of five months. He spent virtually all of his life in this county. The survivors beside the daughter include 76 grandchildren. There are 15 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Snyder funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. McKinley Sauder of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Lexington cemetery.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) March 14, 1939 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Louisa Schindler
WED 69 YEARS, DIES AT AGE 89
Four Generations In Family Survive Mrs. Schindler, Lexington Resident.
Death parted one of the oldest married couples in Richland county Wednesday when Mrs. Louisa Schindler, 89, of Frederick street, Lexington, died at her home after an illness of a year. Mrs. Schindler [the former Louisa K. Strater]and her husband, John, who survives, marked their 69th wedding anniversary Jan. 17. They were married in 1867, and resided in Washington township until 38 years ago when they moved to Lexington. Mrs. Schindler is survived by direct descendants of her family into fourth generation. The mother of three children, she outlived all but one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Wirick, also of Lexington. In addition to her husband, and Mrs. Wirick, she is survived by 15 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Klauer of Mansfield, Mrs. Emma Scheringer of near Lexington and Mrs. Mary Shellaberger of Lexington. Two sons preceded her in death. Mrs. Schindler was born in Washinton township, May 25, 1847. Her husband is five months her senior. Funeral services will be held in the Snyder funeral home, Lexington, at 2 p.m. Saturday in charge of Rev. O. G. Misamore. Burial will be made in the Lexington cemetery. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) March 26, 1936 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

William Schindler
William Schindler, 61, who resided two miles south of Lexington, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at his home. Death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Coroner James K. Biddle. Mr. Schindler was a lifelong resident of Richland county. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the home in charge of Rev. L. A. Chapman of the Lexington Church of Christ, of which Mr. Schindler was a member. Mr. Schindler leaves his widow, and seven sons and daughters. Chalmer of Lexington, Silas of Mansfield, Orville at home, Mrs. Fred Durbin and Mrs. Glen Bahr of Mansfield, Mrs. Irma Dill of Lexington and Mrs. Harry Blackburn of Columbus Station, O. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schindler of Lexington, also survive. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Irvin Wirick of Lexington, and 16 grandchildren.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) August 7, 1932]

Doris Chloe Schwier

Doris Chloe Schwier, passed away peacefully with her son at her side at 4:45 a.m. March 8, at Kobacker House Hospice following a brief illness. Born in Mansfield, OH, the daughter of Paul and Catherine Clever, Doris had resided in Columbus for over 50 years. Preceded in death by her parents, brother Stanley Clever and her dear friends Julia Naumoff, Lucille Schmidlapp, and Virginia Alfor. Survived by son, Eric Schwier; nieces, Cathi (Tom) Moore of Columbus, Paula Ann Spitzer of Galion; sisters, Paula Spitzer of Galion, Judith (Douglas) Brunk of Mansfield; brothers, David (Linda) Clever of Georgia and Charles (Ramona) Mabry of Lodi; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends, including Ron Hoover of Cincinnati, Karen Allen and Carol Cover of Columbus. Doris was retired from the Ohio Historical Society (26 years) and the Glenmont Christian Science Nursing Facility (14 years). She was an active and devoted member of the First Church of Christ Scientists, Columbus, OH and the Mother Church in Boston, MA. Doris dedicated years of her life to volunteer service including the Ohio Theatre, Ameriflora, Son of Heaven, COSI, and the New Albany Classic to name just a few. She was a cherished member of the Sohama volunteer group. She had a big heart and was extremely generous in caring for others and supporting numerous charities. Her passion was for travel and she was always game for a trip. Consequently half of her ashes will be scattered in some of her favorite destinations, the remainder to be buried with her family in Bellville, OH. Although she chose not to have any services, a celebration of her life is being planned for a future date. Contributions may be offered in her name to Kobacker House Hospice or to a charity of your choosing. She will be deeply missed by the many that she touched and her love, kindness, sense of humor, and generous spirit will live on in our hearts. A special thanks to all of you who supported her in so many ways during her final weeks.
[The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) - March 16, 2003 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Henry Secrist, Sr.
Henry Secrist, Sr., was found dead in bed Tuesday morning at his home near Ebenezer. Funeral took place Thursday at 10 o'clock.
["The Mansfield News" (Mansfield, Ohio) February 16, 1899 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Mary L. Shafer
Deaths In Nearby Communities
Mrs. Mary L. Shaffer [Shafer], 93, formerly of Bellville, Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Caroline Secrist of Dayton.
Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Secrist; son-in-law, Walter Clever of Bellville, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Snyder Funeral Home, Bellville. Burial in Bellville Cemetery. Friends call at the funeral home after noon Friday.
[Manfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) March 13, 1958 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Albert Simon
Shelby, Dec 9- Albert Simon, 34, died in a hospital at Columbus early today of throat trouble. he is survived by his wife and four children. The body will be taken to Milan for burial.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 10, 1916]

Charles Lewis Spayde
Charles Lewis Spayde, 77, life-long resident of Bellville, died Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. B. Groff, Ashland road, after a brief illness. Mr. Spayde is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Groff; one son, R. B. Spayde of Mansfield; three brothers, Monroe Spayde of south of this city, Sanford Spayde of Youngstown, Guy Spayde, Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Clever and Mrs. Charles Palm of Bellville and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Shafer funeral parlors at Bellville where services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and where friends may call. Burial will be made in the Bellville cemetery.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) August 3, 1933 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Fred Spayde
Fred Spayde, 85, of Butler, died Monday night at People's Hospital following a short illness. He had lived his entire like in the Butler - Bellville area. He was a retired employe of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Norma Wagner of Mansfield; two sons, Carl of Mansfield and John of Bellville and several grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Butler, with the Rev. Don Erlinger officiating. Burial will be in Four Corners Cemetery, Butler. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and Wednesday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.
(Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) March 23, 1971 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Gaylord S. Spayde
Gaylord S. Spayde, 75, a life resident of Bellville, died late Saturday at his home following a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Bertha; two daughters, Pauline, of the home, and Mrs. Velma McDanel, of Bellville, one son, Raymond, of Bellville; four grandchildren; four brothers, George, Lewis and Lloyd Spayde, of Bellville, and Fred Spayde, of Butler. Friends may call at the Snyder funeral home where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Pfhaler of East Orange, N. J., former pastor of the Bellville Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Bellville cemetery.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) August 20, 1951 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Guy E. Spayde
Guy E. Spayde, 66, a well-known Butler area farmer and member of the Richland County Fair Board, died early today at his home at the edge of Butler, He died following a heart attack. Born in Bellville, April 19, 1889, Mr. Spayde spent most of his life in the Butler-Bellville Community. In addition to being an active member of the fair board, He was a member of the Bellville Methodist Church and the Bellville Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Ruth; four daughters, Mrs. Marshall Moore, and Mrs. Pete Pasheilich, both of Mansfield; Mrs. Clark Gatton of Bellville, R. D. 1, and Mrs. Edwin Beveridge, of Butler; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles palm and Mrs. Myrtie Clever, both of Bellville. Funeral services will be held at the Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville Monday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery. Masonic memorial services will be conducted by members of the Bellville lodge Sunday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening. [
Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) June 25, 1955 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Maxine M. Spayde
Lexington - Mrs. Maxine M. Spayde, 58, of Mill Run Rd., Lexington, died this morning at Mansfield General Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Morrow County and spent her life in the Bellville-Lexington area. She was a member of the Empire Church of Deliverance of Mansfield. Mrs. Spayde is survived by three sons, Rick of Bellville, Roger and Robert at Home, two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Sandra) Smart of Lexington and Mrs. William (Elaine) Bishop of Mt. Vernon; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Hershner of Butler; six grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Hershner of Butler and a sister, Mrs. Everett Ogier of Butler. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. (Note: widow of William E. Spayde)
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) June 11, 1976]
Fredericktown - Services for Mrs. Maxine Spayde, 58, of Lexington were held at 2 p.m. today in the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown by Rev. Arna Lewis. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Spayde died Friday in Mansfield General Hospital after a long illness.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) June 12, 1976 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Monroe Spayde
Monroe Spayde, 86, died last night at his home on Possum Run road, Washington township, following a lingering illness. He had been a life-long resident of the community. Surviving are his widow, Alice; three sons, A. J. Spayde of Shelby, Avery Spayde of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Herbert Spayde of Bellville; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Goon of Washington township; a brother, Guy Spayde of Bellville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Palm and Mrs. Myrtle Clever, both of Bellville; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Rev. A H. Perry, pastor of the First Nazarene church of Mansfield, will conduct funeral services at the Snyder funeral home in Bellville at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Bellville cemetery.
(Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) December 29, 1948 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Pearl Spayde
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Banks Funeral Home, Loudonville, for Mrs. Pearl Spayde, 69, a former Mansfield resident, who died Saturday in Daytona Beach General Hospital in Florida. She had lived in Florida the past 20 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John B. Ziegler of Loudonville, one sister, Mrs. Tressie Mudge in Indiana, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The Rev. T. L. Leatherwood will conduct the service. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park, Friends may call anytime in the funeral home.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) January 4, 1968 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Rollin B. Spayde
Rollin B. Spayde, 74, of 655 Gilbert Ave. died Thursday evening in Mansfield General Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 15, 1897 in Bellville and lived here most of his life. Mr. Spayde was a retired salesman for the Bissman Wholesale Grocery Co. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Moxley Spayde; one sister, Mrs. Mary Groff of Mansfield, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Wappner Funeral Monday at 1 p.m. in charge of the Rev. Edward Walden, pastor of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) December 17, 1971 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Samuel Spayde
DEATH OF MR. SPAYDE
Samuel Spayde, aged 84 years, passed away Thursday evening at 6:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Clever of Riverside Drive following a lingering illness. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. A. Dunkle of Altoona, Pa., seven daughters, Mrs. John Clever, Mrs. William Maglott, Mrs. Harvey Maglott, Mrs. Louis Lanehart, Mrs. Harry Taylor, Mrs. Albert Kochheiser and Mrs. Alvin Snyder, all of Mansfield, and one son Henry Spayde. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Burial was made in Four Corners cemetery.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) October 17, 1926]
DEATH OF SAMUEL SPAYDE
Samuel Spayde, son of William and Catherine, was born in Jefferson township, May 20, 1842 and departed this life Oct. 14, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Clever, aged 84 years. In the early sixties, he was united in marriage to Eliza Jane Secrist, which union was blessed with eleven children, three sons and eight daughters. The wife, two sons and one daughter having preceded him in death. He leaves seven daughters, Mrs. John Clever, Mrs. William Maglott, Mrs. Louis Lehnhart, Mrs Harry Taylor, Mrs. Harvey Maglott, all of Bellville, Mrs. J. A. Kochheiser, Mrs. Alden Snyder of Mansfield, one son Henry Spayde of Mansfield and one sister, Mrs. Alice Dunkley of Altoona, Pa., twenty-nine grandchildren and forty-four great-grandchildren.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) October 21, 1926 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Marjorie Stanley
Marjorie Stanley, 77, of Mansfield , died peacefully Saturday evening, Oct. 14, 2006 , in Mansfield General Hospital .
Marjorie was born June 28, 1929 , in Detroit , Mich. , the daughter of the late Ely and Mae ( Davis ) Stanley.
Marjorie was of member of the Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Stanley, her granddaughter, Tina Needles of Marion ; her brothers, Robert, William, James and Mack Stanley of Bucyrus and Jack Stanley of Cleveland .
She was preceded in death by her son, Jackie Stanley; her two brothers, Leo and Frank Stanley; and her sisters, Mable Sceva and Frances Lust.
Services for Marjorie will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 , at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia with Father Charles Foeller officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the time of service.
[Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 17, 2006 - Submitted by George Jochum]

Ellen Reid Stewart
Mrs. Ellen Reid Stewart, died at Shepard's sanitarium, Columbus, O., Sunday morning, Jan. 5. She was born at Erie, Pa., June 22, 1822, and was the daughter of the Rev. Robert Reid, then pastor of the United Presbyterian church at Erie, her mother being Elizabeth Calhoun Reid. Mrs. Stewart was the half sister of Mrs. Jennette L. Carpenter, the first wife of George F. Carpenter, with whose family she has lived for many vears. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church from early girlhood and was much devoted to it and its interests, living a consistent Christian life all her days. Funeral services at the residence of Reid Carpenter, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
[Mansfield News, Jan 3, 1908 - Sub by L. Dietz]

James C. Stoder
Stoder, James C, M. D., Shelby, Richland Co., O., Dec. 27, ae. 28.
[Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

John Jacob Strater
John Jacob Strater, aged 64 years, died Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at his home in Washington township, five miles south of the city, after having been in poor health for several months with a complication of diseases. He was one of the substantial farmers of the vicinity in which he resided and had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Albert, of this city, Herman, of Des Moines, Ia., Edward, residing near Bellville, and John, living at home; also three daughters, Mrs. Martin Remy, Mrs. John Fulton and Miss Lissetta Strater. Funeral Thursday afternoon at the St. Peter's German church in Washington township, meeting at the house at 12:30 o'clock.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) July 5, 1910 - sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

James Stuart
Stuart, Hon. James, Mansfield, O., Feb. 18, ae. -, late president judge of the judicial subdivision composed of the counties of Ashland, Richland, and Morrow, which post he occupied for the term of five years.
[Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Johnson Lisle Taylor
Lisle J. Taylor, 83-year-old farmer and trustee of Sandusky Township, Richland County, for eight years, at his home on the Line Rd., east of Galion, yesterday.
Survivors: wife, Grace; daughter, Mrs. Carl Alfrey of east of Galion; step-son, Albert Kidwell of Mt. Gilead; six grand children; three great-grandchildren; brother Clyde Taylor of east of Galion.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Volk Funeral Home, Galion, Rev. Norman R. Somerville (First Methodist). Burial in Bryn Zion Cemetery, east of Mt. Gilead. Friends call at funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) November 13, 1957 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

LaVern (Dick) Taylor
Galion - LaVern (Dick) Taylor, 82, of Galion, died at midnight yesterday at Galion City Hospital where he had been a patient for the past six months. He had been ill for a year.
Born March 2, 1871, in Richland County, his parents were Johnson and Ellen Cole Taylor. He was married on Nov. 28, 1906, to Mrs. Pearl Noblet Pensinger.
His widow survives with one stepdaughter, Mrs. R. L. Wagner of Galion; two brothers, Clyde and Lisle of near Galion. One brother and one sister are deceased.
For the past 22 years he had been employed by the Gledhill Manufacturing Co. in Galion. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Volk Funeral Home, with Rev. Norman R. Somerville, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
[The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) October 22, 1953 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Archibald Albert Touby
FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY -- Saturday, Oct. 13, 1928
Archie A. [Archibald Albert] Touby, 43, Washington township constable, died.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) October 13, 1933 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Harold M. Touby
Harold M. Touby, 41, of State Route 97, near Lexington, died late Tuesday at Peoples Hospital after a brief illness. He was born March 10, 1916 on the farm on which he spent his entire life. He was employed at the Westinghouse plant in the Laundramat department. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Mansfield, and the Bellville Lodge No, 346, F&AM. He attended Ohio State University and was a member of the Ohio State Marching Band. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Russell Touby; one step daughter, Mrs. William Reed, of California, one step son, Gene Purdy; his mother Mrs. Sina Touby; one sister, Mary Mae Moore; a nephew, Brian H. Moore, all at home, and one uncle Otto Touby, of Mansfield. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in charge of his pastor, Dr. Carveth P. Mitchell. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) January 15, 1958 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Peter Tucker
Shelby, Oct 6- Peter Tucker, 52, is dead here as the result of being struck by an automobile.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct 7, 1917]

Hazel M. Tupps
Mrs. Hazel M. Tupps, 82, of 312 Vennum Ave., widow of Dallas Tupps, died Wednesday evening in Mansfield General Hospital after a three-month illness.
She was born Aug. 9, 1893, in Monroe County and lived in this area most of her life. Mrs. Tupps was a member of the Women of the Moose. Surviving are two sons, Mehl Fockler of Grafton, and Harold Fockler of North Ridgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Lou) Bachelder of Bellville, RD 1; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren ; four brothers, Jim, Woodrow, Floyd and Clyde Mehl all of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Alta Metcalf and Mrs. Glenn DeWeese, both of Mansfield and Mrs. John Finlayson of Spara, O.
Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Fred Holdsworth, pastor of the Lincoln Heights Gospel Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) March 4, 1976 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Mrs. Levi Varnes
Galion, Dec 19- Mrs. Levi Varnes, 37, died here today after a long illness.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 20, 1916]

Carolyn L. Walter
Miss Walter Dies In Home
Miss Carolyn L. Walter, native of Mansfield, died suddenly at her home, 376 Park Avenue West, Wednesday night. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Wilhelm Walter and had lived in Mansfield all her life. She was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic church, the Helen Hayden club, the Timely Topics club and the Mansfield Federation of Women. Surviving are one brother, F. A. Walter, of 413 West Third St., three sisters, Mrs. A. R. Perl and Mrs. Fred A. Walter, both of Mansfield, and Mrs. W. A. Fuhrer, of Detroit; several nieces and nephews. Funeral High Mass will be sung at the St. Peter's Catholic church at 10:45 a.m. Friday by Msgr. R. C. Goebel. Burial will be in the Mansfield Catholic cemetery. Friends may call at the late home after 4 p.m. today and until time of services tomorrow.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) January 4, 1951 - sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Fred A. Walter Jr.
Was Affiliated With Hardware Firm -- Fred A. Walter Dies at 88
Fred A. Walter Jr., 88, of 151 West Second St., who had been vice president and sales manager of Wagner Hardware Co. for 58 years before retiring in 1954, died Thursday morning at the Geriatric Center of Mansfield Memorial Homes after a long illness.
Born in Mansfield, he had attended St. Peter's grade and high schools, graduating in 1894, and that same year started his long affiliation with the Wagner Hardware Co. Two years later he was named to the positions he held at time of his retirement.
Mr. Walter was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society Council of Catholic Men, a charter member and Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus 687, and a charter member of BPOE, Chapter 56 in Mansfield.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Freda Massa Walter; three sons, Richard L. Walter of Mansfield; Dr, John F. Walter of Clarendon Hills, Ill., and Charles A. of Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. William Geyer of Los Angeles; 14 grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. A. R. Perl and Mrs. Fred Walter, both of Mansfield.
Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home today with the rosary to be recited tonight at 7. Funeral High Mass will be offered Saturday morning at 10 in St. Peter's Catholic Church by Monsignor James F. Hebbeler. Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio), November 27, 1964]
Frederick A. Walter, JR., 88, of 1515 W. 2nd St., husband of Mrs. Freda Massa Walter, father of Dr. John F. Walter, Charles A. Walter, Richard L. Walter and Mrs. William Geyer, brother of Mrs. A. R. Perl and Mrs. Fred Walter passed away at Mansfield Memorial Homes Geriatric Center after a lingering illness. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home. Funeral High Mass will be offered by Msgr. James F. Hebbeler at St. Peter's Catholic Church Saturday morning at 10:00. Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home this evening at 7:00. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to Mansfield Memorial Homes.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) November 27, 1964 - sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Freda L. Walter
Mrs. Freda Laura (Massa) Walter, 83, of 151 West Second St., Apartment C, a lifetime resident of this area, died at the Geriatric Center Friday night. She had been a patient there for two weeks.
She was born in Mansfield April 22, 1889, and was the widow of Fred A. Walter. She was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society, a member of the Mansfield Federation of Women's Clubs and the Helen Hayden Charity Club.
Survivors are three sons, Dr. John F. of Clarendon Hills, Ill., Charles A. of North Hollywood, Cal., and Richard L. of 1146 Springbrook Dr.; one daughter Mrs. William (Beatrice) Geyer of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Cal.; one brother, John A. Massa of 145 West Second Sr.; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Kessler, 543 Birchlawn Blvd.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at St. Peter's Catholic Church Monday at 1 p.m. by Msgr. Edward C. Dunn. Burial will be in the Mansfield Catholic cemetery. Friends will be received at the Jones Memorial funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The rosary will be recited at Jones Memorial at 8 on Sunday evening.
[News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) March 31, 1973 -- submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Alberta Ellen Webb
Mrs. Alberta Ellen Webb, 56, of 1300 Keeler Road, died Thursday morning as the result of a car-train accident. Surviving are her husband, Rollan Webb; one son, Richard Lee Swank; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Ann Bowman; five grandchildren; her father, Fred L. Spayde; three brothers, Kenneth, John and Carl Spayde; and one sister, Mrs. Homer Wagner. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. conducted by the Rev. John R. Long, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Bellville Cemetery. [
Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) April 17, 1964]
Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Ellen Webb, 56, of 1300 Keefer Rd., who died in a car-train collision yesterday morning, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wappner Funeral Home. The Rev. John R. Long, pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate, and burial will be in the Bellville Cemetery. Mrs. Webb, a clerk in the Westinghouse accounting department for more than 16 years, was killed about 6 a.m. Thursday when the car she was driving was hit by a Pennsylvania freight train. The accident occurred at the seven-track crossing on South Illinois Ave. and was the second fatality there in the past five months. She was born Dec. 10, 1907 in Bellville and had lived in this area all her life. Friends may call at the funeral home starting after 4 p.m. today. Survivors include her husband, Rollan Webb; one son, Richard Lee Swank, 831 Brownwood Rd.; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Ann Bowman of Grangeville, Idaho; five grandchildren; her father, Fred L. Spayde, Butler; three brothers, Kenneth Spayde, of Butler; John Spayde, of Darlington; and Carl Spayde, of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Homer Wagner, also of Mansfield.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) April 17, 1964 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Nettie Schindler Wirick
LONG ILLNESS ENDS IN DEATH -- Mrs. Nettie Schindler Wirick Dies At Home In Lexington.
A life-long resident of Lexington, Mrs. Nettie Schindler Wirick died at her home here Wednesday following a long illness. Surviving are her husband, E. E. Wirick; four sons, John, Bellville; Chales, Lexington; Ross, Chesterville; and H. E. Wirick, Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Clever, Lexington; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Snyder Funeral home. Rev. G. G. Sauder, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lexington cemetery.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) September 4, 1941 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Elsie Wirtz
The funeral services over the remains of Miss Elsie Wirtz, were conducted at St. John's Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. G. A. Kienle. The church was filled with the sorrowing friends of the deceased and the floral tributes were many and beautiful.
[Mansfield News, Jan 2, 1908 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Emma Russell Woodruff
Mrs. Frank Woodruff [Emma Russell Woodruff], Resident of Bellville Vicinity Dies At Home
BELLVILLE. Aug. 5. Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Woodruff, 71, who died at her home two and a half miles north of here Thursday at 5:45 p.m., will be held at Trinity Evangelical church Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. M. J. Temple officiating. Burial will be in Bellville cemetery in charge of the A. A. Shafer funeral home. Mrs. Woodruff had been ill almost a year. Surviving, besides her husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Alexander Hedinger of near Sterling, Mrs. Melvin Kochheiser of near Lexington and the Misses Bertha and Rachel Woodruff at home; two sons, John W. Woodruff of Washington township and Charley E. Woodruff at home; a sister, Mrs. Almeda Beal of Bellville; two brothers, Ed and John Russell of Bellville and seven grandchildren.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) August 5, 1932 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Frank A. Woodruff
FRANK A. WOODRUFF DIES AT BELLVILLE
Father of Mansfield Man Succumbs Friday.
Frank A. Woodruff, 73, father of John Woodruff, of this city, died Friday night at his home three miles north of Bellville. His wife preceded him in death a year ago. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Alexander Hedinger of Sterling; Mrs. Melvin Kochheiser of Lexington, and Bertha and Rachel, at home; two sons, John and Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel Woodruff, Mrs. W. T. Andrews and Mrs. Charles Hoeflick, all of Bellville, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from Trinity Evangelical church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. M. J. Temple. Burial in charge of A. A. Shafer, funeral directors, will be in Bellville cemetery.
[The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) April 1, 1933 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Elizabeth Williams Yingling
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Yingling, widow of Jeremiah Yingling, died at her home, 184 East Second street, Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock at the age of 74 years, after having been in poor health for several months. The deceased was born in Lucas and spent her entire life in Mansfield and immediate vicinity. She is survived by three sons, Terry of Akron, Edward and William of this city and one daughter, Mrs. Alpha Harris, of Galion, also two sisters, Mrs. Louis Hoppes, of Lucas, and Mrs. Nancy Sands, of Newark and one brother, William P. Williams of Cleveland. Funeral from the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock conducted by the Rev. S. P. Long.
(Mansfield News, Jan 2, 1908, Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz)

Franklin B. Yuncher
Franklin B. Yuncher, aged 27, of Leudonville, died suddenly Thursday morning of heart trouble
[Mansfield News, Jan 3, 1908 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]




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