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Paul W. Wagner

Paul W. Wagner, 91, formerly of North Union Street and a resident of Independence House in Fostoria, Ohio, died Sunday morning Sept. 14, 2014, at Independence House.
He was born Dec. 15, 1922 in Tiffin, Ohio to Paul and Helen (O’Harn) Wagner. He married Carolyn L Reinhart on Sept. 6, 1952, at St. Wendelin Church in Fostoria, and she died March 8, 1999.
Surviving are his children Charles Wagner of Spencerville, Ann (T.J.) Sacksteder and Jane Wagner of Fostoria, Marty (Michael) Morehouse of Tucson, Arizona, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded by his parents and wife, Carolyn.
Wagner retired 1982 as a clerk with the Norfolk Southern Railroad with more than 40 years of service.
He was U.S. Army Veteran during World War II, serving in the 71st Infantry Division and receiving the Bronze Star.
He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, a 1940 St. Wendelin High School graduate, a recipient of the St. Wendelin Most Distinguished Elementary School Graduate Award, and a former member of the St. Wendelin School Advisory Committee.
Wagner was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, Catawba Point Association, Fourth Degree K of C, First Families of Seneca County, Ottawa…

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Kathryn J. “Kate” Carrel


Kathryn J. “Kate” Carrel, 88, Fostoria, passed away 12:38 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
She was born April 8, 1926, in Kenton to Ralph L. and Helen E. (Bailey) Scharf. She married Gene W. Carrel Oct. 11, 1947, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria and he died April 26, 1996.
Surviving is a son, Stephen M. (Tess) Carrel, Findlay; daughters, Lynn (James) Searles, Fostoria and Diane (Roger) Hager, Bellefontaine; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John W. Carrel; sister, Bette Nye; and a brother, Don Scharf.
She was a homemaker, a 1944 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, and a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday Sept. 12, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.
Mass of Christian burial was 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Church. Entombment followed in St. Wendelin Mausoleum.
Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin Church.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting…

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Mary Ellen Kline-Cox


Mary Ellen Kline-Cox, 67, of Risingsun, Ohio passed away Monday evening, Sept, 8, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1946 in Fremont, Ohio to Ray and Betty (Bentz) Kline. She married James A. Cox on May 26, 1964, in Risingsun, Ohio, and he survives.
Also surviving are her sons, Robert (Becky) Cox of Wonder Lake, Illinois, and Michael (Jennifer) Cox of Risingsun; sisters; Janice (R.V.) Myers and Linda (Stephen) O’Dell, both of Fostoria, Patricia (John) Searles of Risingsun; half-brothers; Timothy (Tina) Cox and Mark Cox, both of Risingsun; and her grandchildren; Ashley, Adam (Barbara), Tyler and Miranda Cox.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a 1964 Lakota High School graduate, a member of the Scott Trinity United Methodist Church near Risingsun, and an honorary member of the Risingsun Fire Department Auxiliary.
She retired in 2004 from the Wood County Department of Building Inspection. She enjoyed camping, wintering in Texas, dancing and riding her bike.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, Ohio with Pastor Abe Cramer officiating.
Visitation was held Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at…

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Amiah Shawntey Foster Taylor

Amiah Shawntey Foster Taylor, age 1 month, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
She was born July 30, 2014, to Shaquiel Taylor and Zabriean Foster of Fostoria. She is survived by her parents; twin sister, Aniah LaTonya Foster Taylor; grandparents, Anita Foster of Fostoria and Marian Cousin of Cleveland; great grandparents, Linda Dear and Darlene Dessausure, both of Fostoria, Anthony Stevenson of Maryland; uncle, Ruben Taylor Jr. of Fostoria; aunts, Destinie Farris of Fostoria and Raven Taylor of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Allene Smith, Lucille Shields, and Ruben Taylor Sr.
We were able to enjoy Amiah’s presence for 28 days. She will forever be in our hearts. We will never forget her smile, her cry, her big beautiful eyes, her big feet, and her tiny little hands. We love you so much Pumpkin and we are always thinking about you.
A private service was conducted by Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.
Memorial donations may be made to the Amiah Foster Taylor Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at…

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James P. Theis


James P. Theis, 68, of Risingsun, died early Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Toledo Hospital.
He was born April 6, 1946, in Toledo the son of Clarence and Alma (Keiffer) Theis.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Theis of Risingsun; sons, Byron Theis of Fostoria and Keith (Teresa) Theis of Bloomville; grandchildren, Gage, Blade, Zachary, Brianna, and Myra; and siblings, Joan (Thomas) Steinmetz of Fostoria, Alan (Renee) Theis of Westchester, Pennsylvania, and Edward Theis of Fostoria.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He was a 1965 St. Wendelin High School graduate.
Theis married Sharon Reidling on Dec. 2, 1967, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church.
He owned Theis Roofing for 30 years. He also worked at Honeywell for many years, working midnights, and roofing during the day.
Theis was a very straight forward, honest, hard-working man who would help anyone who was in need. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed listening to classic rock and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Wendelin Catholic Church, 323 N. Wood St.,…

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Cindy Cooper


Cindy Cooper, 65, of Fostoria, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 3, 1949, in Fostoria the daughter of Thomas and Vivian (Weaks) Cooper.
She is survived by her husband, Cliff Helms of Fostoria; children, Diana Miesle of Denver, Colorado; Bryan (Sherry) Fehnel of Elkhart, Indiana; Jeffrey (Jennifer) and James (Jackie) Starkey, both of Fostoria; Kevin Groves of Findlay; Korey (Stasha) Starkey of Denver, CO; 28 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Randy (Susie) Cooper of Fostoria.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-parents, Richard and Vivian Miesle; children, Joseph Starkey, Kristi Perkins; and siblings, Diana and Bradley Cooper.
Cindy was a proud homemaker and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed using her computer and making up games for the kids.
She was a very loving, giving, graceful and compassionate person who was always willing to give of her time and resources to those who were in need.
A funeral was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria with a one-hour visitation from 2-3 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Waite officiating.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cindy…

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Lillian R. Sheets


Lillian R. Sheets, 100, of Fostoria, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2104 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.
She was born May 29, 1914, in Tiffin to the late Raymond and Elma (Borer) Murphy. She married Ralph C. Sheets on July 16, 1938, and he preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas E. (Deb) Sheets and Kevin R. Sheets, both of Fostoria; three grandsons, Keith (Auera Robinson) Sheets, Aaron (Angela) Sheets, and Brett (Brittany Bushong) Sheets, and eight great-grandchildren, Dylan, Macey, Addison, Audrey, Emma, Tavin, Drayson, and Jayden.
Sheets was a graduate of Tiffin Calvert High School. She was an avid reader, completing books from cover to cover and newspapers from front to back in order to keep up with current events which she enjoyed sharing conversation about. She was also an avid bowler and golfer, where she accelerated in her putting skills.
She loved and adored her visits with her great-grandchildren and the special times they spent together. She had attended her great-grandson’s baseball games up until just a year ago, and of course, donning the baseball cap!
She had recently begun hat collecting and her 100th birthday was celebrated with a “hats off…

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Thais “Charlotte” Fry-Tarbox


Thais “Charlotte” Fry-Tarbox, 69, of Bloomdale, passed away at her home on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
She was born on May 19, 1945, in El Paso, Texas, to the late Peter James and Eleanor Mildred (Des Saulles) Wareing.
Surviving her are her children, Mark (Debi) Fry, Bloomdale, Becky (Dean) Kreager, Newark, Ohio, James “Wade” (Karen Arthur) Fry, Bloomdale, David Fry, Bloomdale, and Shana (Josh) Izworski, Lorain, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Brandon Stockard, Josh (Tia) Acord, Morgan Fry, Colton Kreager, Shyla Kreager, Juliana Fry, Waylon Fry, and Boden Izworski; two great-grandchildren, Ayden Fry and Hunter Acord; as well as numerous stepgrandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Wilson and Alberta Blue.
She was part of a team involved in the Fostoria Relay for Life, and enjoyed crafting and spending time with her family.
A celebration of life service is planned for a later date.
Memorial contributions are requested to The American Cancer Society.
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be shared at
Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria has been entrusted with arrangements.…

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James A. Shumaker


James A. Shumaker, 82, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home.
He was born Aug. 10, 1932, in West Independence, Ohio to the late Harry J. and Thelma (Martin) Shumaker. He married Marlene L. Aungst on Feb, 25, 1956, at High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria and she survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are children, Lori (Jim) Ponn, Fostoria and Mark (Diana) Shumaker, Monclova; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Harry (Karen) Shumaker, Melbourne, Florida and David (Susan) Shumaker, Duncan Mills, California. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Shumaker at infancy.
Shumaker was a 1950 Fostoria High School graduate and retired from AlliedSignal (Honeywell) in 1986, where he was a manager of automation and design.
At the time of his death, he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and board member of Wesley Center, member of Hilltop Club, American Legion, life member of the Elks, and past member of the Flying Quail Model A Club.
He was a former member of the Fostoria Management Club, National Association of Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, several Engineering Societies and the Fostoria Exchange Club, where he was two-time president and exchangite of the year…

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Jeanette E. Boas


Jeanette E. Boas, 93, of Findlay and formerly of Fostoria, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Taylor Place in Findlay.
She was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Sandusky County to Ivory and Elma (Havens) Hummel.
She married Robert Boas on June 7, 1941, in Tiffin, and he died Sept. 11, 2001.
Boas is survived by a son, Thomas (Marlene) Boas of Brawley, California; a daughter, Sandra (Ronald) Crosser of McComb; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Blaine Hummel and Claude Hummel.
Boas was a 1938 Amsden High graduate and attended Warner School of Cosmetology in Toledo.
She worked as a beautician in Fremont and Fostoria before working 21 years at AlliedSignal, now Honeywell, in Fostoria. She retired in 1981.
Boas belonged to High Street United Methodist Church in Fostoria, as well as Fostoria Chapter No. 94 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, located at 301 W. Tiffin St. in Fostoria.
Pastor Dan Phillips will officiate the funeral service Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial is in Fountain Cemetery in…

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