Fannie Freeman Mautz
MARION -- Fannie Freeman Mautz passed away at her home in Marion County on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.
She was born on Dec. 30, 1901, the daughter of Charles Benjamin Freeman and Ella Bell Redd of Marion County, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Walter A. Mautz, her daughter, Rosemary M. Wagner (Tom) and a nephew, Charles Allen Mautz.
She is survived by her son, Charles Edward (Erma Jean), Marion; a son-in-law, Tom Wagner of Edison; eight grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A devoted mother and grandmother, she loved the young family members and enjoyed cooking gourmet meals for all to enjoy. Holiday meals especially were a treat for all family members and her "special birthday cakes" were a joy to the recipient at his or her birthday party.
Her artistic abilities were evident throughout her home and she always had her door open to family members and guests with the smell of fresh baked dinner rolls wafting from her kitchen stove.
She was a long time member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Marion.
During the early years of her adult life, she taught elementary grades at both Morral and Pleasant schools (her alma mater). She operated the "Mautz Tea Room" at her home from 1929 to 1934, during the Depression years, serving small special groups the finest of finished dishes and desserts.
She loved to work in her yard and garden and with her house plants, at one time having more than 300 African Violets in the windows of her home. Each summer the colorful plants made her lawn a paradise on Earth.
Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Marlene LaChat at 1 p.m. Friday in the Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Heartland Hospice of Columbus.
Arrangements are being handled by the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home.
A. Earl Green
TAMPA, Fla. -- A. Earl Green, 89, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, Fla., from injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Reed City, Mich., the son of the late Harry and Mary Etta Green.
He lived the first part of his life in Marion, Ohio, graduating from Harding High School in 1933. He worked at the Marion Power Shovel Co. for 21 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He moved from Marion to Tampa, Fla., in 1956, where he worked at the Tampa Armature Co.
He married Mary E. Williams in 1940, and she preceded him in death Nov. 6, 1997.
He is survived by two sons, David of Marianna, Fla., Thomas of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Matthew (Mary Lou) Whitaker of Hampton, Va.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Pearl (Virginia) Green of Marion, Ohio. A brother Everett Green of Marion is deceased.
Mr. Green was a very active member of the Palma Ceia Christian Church, Tampa, Fla., where funeral services were held Nov. 10, 2003, with the Rev. John Meisenbach officiating. He was a member of the Gideon's International, P.O. Box 427, Tampa, FL 33601, also a member of Holyrood Masonic Lodge No. 257.
He was buried at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Fla., where military rites were held, playing taps on the trumpet and then they hymn "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes.
Services were entrusted to Brewer & Sons, 3328 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, Fla.
Robert J. Hopkins
MARION -- Robert J. Hopkins, 55, 572 S. Vine St., passed away at 7:48 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
Born March 24, 1948, in Marion, he was the son of the late Alfred and Geneva (Street) Hopkins.
He married Diana (Crowe) Hopkins and she survives in Marion.
He was employed at SIKA Corporation as inventory coordinator.
He is also survived by three sons, Robert (Michele) Hopkins Jr., Marion, Steven (June) Hopkins, Marion, Ryan A. Hopkins, Marion; four brothers, Clifford Hopkins, Marion, Alfred Hopkins, Marion, Walter Hopkins, Marion, John Hopkins, Arizona; two sisters, Claire (Pat) Kierns, Marion, Ginny (Don) Stockdale, Arizona; and seven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Chuckie Bob Hopkins.
The funeral is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors with the Rev. J. Patrick Street officiating. Burial is private. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Patrick F. Ring Jr.
MARION -- Patrick F. Ring Jr., 79, 3200 Smeltzer Road, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, in the Columbus Alzheimer Unit.
Born March 17, 1924, in Marion, he was the son of the late Patrick F. Ring Sr. and Daisy M. (McCombs) Ring.
On Jan. 27, 1949, he married Thelma J. (White) Ring; she survives in Marion.
A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired Marion City firefighter. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 671, Elks Lodge, Police and Fire Fighters Retirees of Ohio, International Association of Firefighters Union, past member of Marion Board of Realty.
He is also survived by a son, Jerry Ring and companion Deb Hoffman, Marion; a daughter, Cathy (Bob) Watzek, Columbus; a brother, Paul (Phyllis) Ring, Marion; a sister, Mary Lou Roszman, LaRue; grandchildren, Kelly Ring, Patrick Munyon, Lori Munyon, Julie (Lance) Bair and Cory Kemper; great-grandchild, Preston Bair; special cousin, Carol Roszman; aunt, Irene Clark; brother-in-law, Robert White; sister-in-law, Delores Russell; special friend of the family, Julie Curry; and numerous stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark D. Ring; a sister, Alice Wagner and a grandchild, Daniel Ring.
The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Michael Nimocks officiating. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church Renovation or St. Vincent dePaul Society, Marion.
William R. 'Bill' Mories
MARION -- Funeral arrangements are pending with Boyd Funeral Home for William R. "Bill" Mories, 69, Marion. He passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
Charles M. Davis
MARION -- Funeral arrangements are pending with Boyd Funeral Home for Charles M. Davis, 86, of Marion. He passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at his residence.
Tegner C. Johnson
MARION -- Tegner C. Johnson, 79, 1050 Richland Terrace, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home.
Born Jan. 9, 1924, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Henry T. and Mary Gladys (Colwell) Johnson.
He married Cora O'Connor Johnson; she survives in Marion.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from Marion Power Shovel as application engineer. He was a member of Elks Lodge and American Civil Engineers.
He is also survived by three daughters, Marilyn K. Johnson, Middletown, Judith (John) Venega, Kingman, Ariz., Ann E. Johnson, Grapevine, Texas; and a grandchild, Eric Venenga, Kingman, Ariz.
The funeral is at a later time at Riverside Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors in Marion where a prayer service will be held at 2 p.m.