Mary Frances Taylor
(1911 - 2004)
AKRON, Ind. - Mary Frances Taylor, 93, of Akron, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Peabody Retirement community in North Manchester.
She and her husband Eldin Taylor owned and operated Taylor's Pastry Shop on West Butler Street in Bryan, Ohio, in the 1950s and 1960s.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sonda) Cumberland of Akron, Mrs. Joe (Rebecca) Randell of Fort Wayne and Judy Myers of Angola.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron.
Pauline M. Mast
(1908 - 2004)
EDGERTON - Pauline M. Mast, age 95, of Edgerton, died early Friday, July 23, 2004, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, where she had been a resident.
The daughter of Edith (Ensign) and Arthur Heisler, she was born on Oct. 18, 1908, in Edgerton. She married Marvin A. Mast on May 12, 1930, in Edgerton, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1994.
A graduate of Edgerton High School, she was a member of the Edgerton United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women Pearl Circle, the Priscilla Club and the Edgerton Garden Club, as well as a former member of the Evening Star Chapter 14 O.E.S.
She began her working career as a beautician, working at a beauty shop in Bryan, and was a partner in the Mast Department Stores, in Edgerton, Edon and Waterloo, Ind., with her husband. Surviving are two daughters, Caryl (Dale) Krill of Edgerton and Hilda (Rodger) Sharp of Lake, Mich.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lucille Daugherty of Belle Center.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a brother, LaVon Heisler; and a sister, Velma Mast.
Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Edgerton United Methodist Church in Edgerton, with Pastor Ned Adams officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.
Memorials may be given to the Edgerton United Methodist Church, Park View Nursing Center Patient Activity Fund or to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fulton and Williams County.
Donald C. "Bud" Gurwell
(1922 - 2004)
TOLEDO - Donald C. "Bud" Gurwell, 82, of Toledo, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Arbors of Sylvania.
Born June 27, 1922, in Stryker, he was the son of Gladys (Barber) and Dale Gurwell. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations, he started Gurwell Roofing and Sheet Metal Company in 1952, where he worked until retiring in 1984.
He memberships included the Toledo Elks Lodge 53, where he was a five-year trustee and served on the investigation committee, the American Legion Conn-Weissenberger Post 587, VFW Post 606, Sylvania Moose Lodge 1579 and the Lambertville Odd Fellows. He was the secretary of the Roofing Local 134 in Toledo and sat on the Board of the Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Irene; three sons, Donald of Wyoming, David of Ottawa Lake, Mich. and Duke (and wife, Beth) Gurwell of Swanton; two grandchildren, Holly and Chance Gurwell; two cousins, Rachel Donohue and Herbert Gurwell; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister, Virginia Fletcher.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, with the Toledo Elks Lodge 53 to conduct a service a 7:30 p.m.
Graveside funeral services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Toledo Humane Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Richard Lee "Dick" Hathaway
(1914 - 2004)
ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Richard Lee "Dick" Hathaway, 89, of Escondido, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, in Escondido.
The son of Goldie and Paul Hathaway, he was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Edon, Ohio. On Dec. 21, 1935, he married Marvel L. Fast, and she survives.
He was a graduate of Bryan High School, where he ran track and played football, he then attended the University of Chicago from 1932-1936, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in business. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
He had retired from his Chicago manufacturing business in 1982.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, John of Orofino, Idaho and David (and wife, Diane) of Chicago; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Sharp Hospicecare Fund, P.O. Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91944.
Charles R. 'Chuck' Heer
(1930 - 2004)
STRYKER - Charles R. "Chuck" Heer, 73, of Stryker, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
He was born Dec. 25, 1930, near Stryker, to Alma (Schnur) and Ernest Heer. He married Barbara Godfrey Baker on Feb., 10, 1956, and she survives.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a recipient of the Bronze Star for heroism and a member of the Stryker American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bryan.
He attended New Hope Community Church in Bryan for 19 years and was a retired truck driver following 40 years of service with TemCole of McClure and Consolidated Freight of Fremont. He was also employed with Leupp Bros. of Stryker, and Vernier Hardware, Archbold.
Surviving are his wife, Barb Heer of Stryker; two sons, Ron of Montpelier and Kevin of Stryker; a daughter, Kathy Edinger of Cincinnati; a grandson, Jeremy Bell; three granddaughters, Tammy Heer, Ashley Bell and Erin Holzer; a brother, Lowell "Butch" (and wife, Roxanne) Heer of Stryker; and two sisters, Mrs. Archie (Lois) Keith and Thelma Bartley, both of Stryker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Friday in Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, in New Hope Community Church in Bryan, with the Rev. Richard Thorp and the Rev. George Kreger to officiate. Interment will be in Zion Cemetery in Stryker.
Memorials may be made to Quadco Rehabilitation Center in Stryker.
Arrangements are being handled by Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker.
Ucharista P. Maxwell
(1916 - 2004)
EDGERTON - Ucharista P. Maxwell, 88, of Edgerton, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., Where she was a patient.
Born Jan. 15, 1916, in Edgerton, she was the daughter of Agnes M. (Miller) and Lionel A. Dietsch. She married Robert W. Maxwell on June 25, 1938, in Edgerton, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1994.
She had been employed by Hayes Albion Corporation in Bryan, retiring in 1982 with 32 years of service. She was a member of St. MaryŐs Catholic Church in Edgerton and also the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
Surviving are a daughter, Jyhnsie Hulbert, and a son, Delton (and wife, Sandy) Maxwell, all of Edgerton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ubald Dietsch, of Edgerton; and a sister Margene Perry, also of Edgerton.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Meridith Dietsch and a sister, Kathryn Flegal.
Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in Krill Funeral Home in Edgerton. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 8 p.m. on Friday.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edgerton with Father Thomas Oedy to officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Edgerton.
Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church or School.