Bernard 'Leroy' Tanner
VALRICO, Fla. -- Bernard "Leroy" Tanner, 65, of Valrico, Fla., entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 in Brandon, Fla.
He was a longtime resident of Marion. He was employed as an industrial painter at the Huber Corp. and then later at the Marion Power Shovel before relocating to Florida in 1983.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marie; son, Bob and wife, Vickie; daughter, Helen Mitchell and husband, Randy; brother, Emil; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Oct. 21, 2003, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home with interment at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon, Fla.
Jean Ann Keller
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Jean Ann Keller, 65, 7644 County Highway 55, Upper Sandusky, for the past 45 years, passed away at 6:21 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Wyandot Manor Nursing Home in Upper Sandusky.
A Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial is in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home where a biblical wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 4-H Endowment Fund, Wyandot Manor Activities Fund or St. Peter's Catholic School, in care of Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Dale R. Courtad
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Dale R. Courtad, 80, of 504 W. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, died at Marion General Hospital, Marion, at 5:19 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Preston and Charles Steward officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery where military graveside services will be performed by local veterans organizations. Friends may call at the Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, Wyandot Memorial Hospital, or American Cancer Society, all in care of Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Milford P. Tanner Sr.
TIFFIN -- Milford P. Tanner, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Autmnwood Care Center in Tiffin. He was the father of Nancy Garrett, Marion.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Turner-Eingle Funeral Home in Tiffin.
Thelma Rice Parcher Potter
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Thelma Rice Parcher Potter, 84, 7844 Napo Drive, Jacksonville, passed away at 9:44 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at her home.
Born July 27, 1919, in Marion, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Blanche (Andrew) Rice.
Twice married, she first married Virgil Parcher in 1936; he died Nov. 7, 1960. On June 11, 1967, she married Kenneth Potter; he died Jan. 24, 1978.
She retired as a laundry press operator for Norge Village where she worked for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Parcher of Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, Harvey Rice of Mount Gilead, Ohio, Bob Rice of Sebring, Fla., Jerry Rice of Marion, Ohio, Richard "Dick" Rice of Modoc, Ind.; a sister, Opal Schneider of Marion, Ohio; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Parcher, two daughters, Diane Parcher Shoffner, Sandra Parcher Messenger and a brother, Herb Rice.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Boyd Funeral Home with the Rev. C.L. Fuqua officiating. Burial is in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jessie M. Baker
FINDLAY -- Jessie M. Baker, 91, Fox Run Manor, Findlay, formerly of Forest, died at 10:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Fox Run Manor.
Born Aug. 7, 1912, in Hardin County, she was the daughter of the late Anna Elizabeth McKinley.
Thrice married, she first married Floyd L. Simpson on Jan. 5, 1929; he died Jan. 12, 1952. On Dec. 22, 1956, she married Ralph P. Fernbaugh; he died March 25, 1969. On June 17, 1973, she married Loren C. Baker; he died Oct. 7, 1987.
She was a retired school teacher. She was a 50-year member of Forest United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women, Business and Professional Women of Forest, 60-Plus Club of Forest, Forest High School Class of 1920, Ohio Northern University graduate, Hardin County Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma and Rebekah Lodge 363, Forest.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha J. (Jack) Cramer of Forest; three grandchildren, Kenneth Cramer, Nogal, N.M., Ric (Cheryl) Cramer, Tiffin, and Holly (Larry) Dyer, Mount Blanchard; nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchilden.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Shields Funeral Home in Forest with the Rev. Brett Kelly officiating. Burial is in Hueston Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest United Methodist Church or the Forest-Jackson Library Building Fund.
Raymond W. Westbrook
CARDINGTON -- Raymond Wayne Westbrook, most often called Wayne, of South Marion Street, Cardington, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 2, 2003, in the Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Unit.
He was born on May 30, 1910, in Peru Township to the late Lynn C. and Gertrude (Baker) Westbrook.
In the mid-20s, he moved with his family to Cardington where he graduated from Cardington High School in 1929.
On Aug. 6, 1932, he was married to Ruth Conway by the late Dr. Federick W. Haas, and she survives him.
After graduating from high school, Wayne worked for the Gandee Bakery until it was destroyed by a fire in 1950. He was them employed by HPM from where he retired in 1976.
Wayne was a lifetime member and active worker in all phases of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men. He belonged to the Cardington Rotary Club, Cardington Senior Citizens and the Marion Radio Club.
The couple had three children; Jo Ann, Morris and Marjorie. On the death of her mother, Jo Ann in 1974, Wayne and Ruth took their granddaughter Michele Hardman into their home.
Surviving Wayne besides his widow and their daughter, Marjorie and her husband, Leo Gattshall of Marion, are six grandchildren; Howard Westbrook of Cardington, David Westbrook of Apple Valley, Kathie Dowdle of North Canton, Jeffrey Gattshall of Grove City, Lynn Bosh of Marion and Michele Adkins of Cardington; one sister-in-law, Frances Daws of Iowa; one brother-in-law, William Van Horn of Mount Gilead; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a son, Morris, a daughter, Jo Ann Catron, great-grandchild, Marianne Catron, brother, Marshall Westbrook, sister, Frances Van Horn and infant brother.
Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Cardington today, Nov. 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Jackson will officiate with burial in Glendale Union Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the First United Methodist Church, Cardington Rotary Club Scholarship Fund or an organization of their choice in care of Gompf Funeral Home.