Ruth H. Torscher
CANON CITY, Colo. -- Ruth H. Torscher, 91, Canon City, died Thursday, July 24, 2003.
She was born April 27, 1912, in Richwood, Ohio, to Cloise and Mary (Hamilton) Lower.
She spent the first part of her life living and working in Ohio at a printing press company, moving to Denver in the 1950s when she met and married Stephen Torscher.
The couple moved to Colorado Springs in the 1970s when she managed a motel for 10 years. In the 1980s, she moved to Canon City.
Mrs. Torscher is survived by children, Gene Walters and Marlene Murphy, both of Canon City; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Ben Lower; sister, Reba Darby; son, Jack Walters; and grandchildren, Mike Hardacre and Donna Murphy.
At Mrs. Torscher's request, no services will be held.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Humane Society in her name.
Cremation was handled by Charles Anthony's Royal Gorge Crematory.
Leroy Joseph Miller
MARION -- Leroy Joseph Miller, 92, Marion, formerly of County Highway 4, Upper Sandusky, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at 9:25 p.m. at Marion Manor Nursing Center, Marion, where he had been a resident for six months.
Mr. Miller was born on Sept. 4, 1911, in Wyandot County, to Charles and Edith (Krebs) Miller, who preceded him in death.
He married Martha M. Hoepf on April 17, 1937, and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage until she passed away on June 22, 1999.
Leroy was a lifelong Salem Township farmer and was a school bus driver for the former Salem School.
He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salem Township, Upper Sandusky. He was a former member of the National Rifle Association and Holy Name Society. He enjoyed being outdoors, vegetable gardening, fishing and hunting as well as growing peaches. He enjoyed sharing stories of his younger days.
He and Martha had 14 children, Ronald (Ginnie) Miller, Carey, Sr. Patricia (Marilyn) Miller, Tiffin, Gary (Carole) Miller, Rittman, Audrey Miller, Arvada, Colo., Janice (Jim) Metzger, Chardon, Carol (Frank) Markey, Marion, Sharon (Bob) Schafer, Monroeville, Paul (Joyce) Miller, Upper Sandusky, Deanna (Frank) Smith, Indianapolis, Ind., Marjorie (Bob) Herr, Marion, Allan (Sharon) Miller, Danville, Ind., Patrick (Debbie) Miller, Townsend, Mont., Marvin Miller, Brighton, Colo., Dennis (Catherine) Miller, Brighton, Colo.; 49 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild and brothers Delmo Miller, Russell Miller and sister Mary Ellen Lamberjack.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salem Township, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Father Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home with a scripture service to be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or charity of the donor's choice in care of Bringman Clark & Co., P.O. Box 26, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Sandra L. Patten
MARION -- Sandra L. Patten, 61, Marion, passed away at 1:47 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
Born Nov. 30, 1941, in Marion, she was the daughter of Monroe "Shep" Sheppard and Mildred (Johnson) Sheppard.
On March 22, 1964, in Marion, she married Ronald L. Patten; he survives.
She was a registered nurse at the Arbors in Lima. She was a member of the Marion Senior Center.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a son, David L. Patten, Columbus; a daughter, Melissa L. (Chris) Kitchen, Hilliard; two granddaughters, Dane and Kailee Kitchen; a sister, Lila (Raymond) Gilbert, Marion; a brother, James (Debra) Sheppard, Marion; three nieces and six nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Abrams and a nephew Matt Abrams.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
MARION -- Arthur "Cowboy" Heckert, 73, of 5944 Marion-Mount Gilead Road, Marion, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Marion General Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Heckert was born May 10, 1930, in Bucyrus, to the late Mervin and Ethel M. (Allen) Heckert.
He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. William (Betty) Nickelson, Mrs. Raymond (Norma Jean) Thacker, and Mrs. Clyde (Joyce) McCleese, all of Bucyrus, as well as Helen Heckert of Fulton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Melvin Heckert.
Mr. Heckert lived most of his life in the Apple Creek and Fulton areas and recently moved to Marion. He had worked for MARCA Industries.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Chatman officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Campbell Cemetery.
MOUNT GILEAD -- Joseph Finchman, 67, of Township Road 105, Mount Gilead, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Aug, 5, 2003, in Marion General Hospital.
He was born in Calhoun Co., W.Va., on Dec. 2, 1935, the son of the late Elzy and Mary Neary Finchman. He has resided here since 1955, moving here from West Virginia.
He is survived by a brother, Cecil (Edith) Finchman of Big Island, Ohio, a sister, Ella (Leon) Murphy of Mount Gilead, two step-sons, Leroy Hayes of Dallas, Texas, and Sam (Sally) Mullins of Marion, Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
His wife, Delia Riddle Finchman, whom he married Dec. 15, 1985, preceded him in death on Mar. 16, 1998. His brothers Roy, Neil, Cory, James, Edward and Harvey and sisters Rose and Clarie also preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home on Friday August 8, from 5-7 p.m. The Rev. Steve Jobe will conduct graveside services in Iberia Cemetery Saturday at 10 a.m.
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Daniel Shepherd, 63, Terrace Drive, Upper Sandusky, died at 4:34 p.m. Aug. 3, 2003, in the emergency room at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky with the Rev. Jerry Elsholz officiating. Burial is in Old Mission Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the various veterans organizations. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Wyandot Health Foundation and/or Heart Support Group in care of Lucas Funeral Home, P.O. Box 207, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.