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Jean Jones
09/27/1932 - 03/19/2015

Jean Jones, 82, of Clyde, died on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Promedica Hospital, Fremont.

Jean was born on September 27, 1932 in Republic, Ohio to the now deceased Maurice and Alice (Ginnever) Stickel. She was a 1950 graduate of Townsend High School.

Mrs. Jones was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church; the Sandusky County Election Board, serving for many years and the Golden Threads. She was a former member of Sandusky County Fair Board; the Farm Bureau Council and had served, along with her husband as the State Youth Directors for the Ohio State Grange in the late 1960-early 1970’s.

On June 16, 1951, she married Richard J. Jones. He survives along with their children, Janet Ritchart, Clyde and Douglas (Julie) Jones, Sandusky. Three grandchildren, Nichole Artino; TJ (Vickie) Artino and Angie (Jason) Wax ; nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild also survive. Her sister, Betty Burr survives in Fremont.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard in 1953.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2-6:00 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde,Ohio. The funeral will be on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:30 Am at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Schleter officiating. Burial will be in Parkhurst Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Townsend Ruritan or Townsend Fire Dept. or Promedica Hospice.

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Visitation Date: 03/22/2015

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

Service Date: 03/23/2015

Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

 

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Betty Growel on March 21st, 2015 - 5:56 pm said:
Jean will be missed by many. I enjoyed our monthly luncheons that we used to do. My sympathy to the whole family.

Carol Jeanne Morelock on March 21st, 2015 - 5:44 pm said:
My folks loved every one of those Saturday night card playing/eating out evenings. Mom's fudge and sloppy joes and Jean's Ham stand out in my mind. Jean was mom's best friend for a long time.

Herb and Sandy Dwight on March 21st, 2015 - 2:12 am said:
Janet and Doug~You are in our prayers during this difficult time~We love you! God Bless

Kathy Stevenson on March 20th, 2015 - 11:43 pm said:
Jean keep those cards warm, we'll all get together for our monthly card game one day. love you.


 

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Ruth Sandra Thompson Drake
03/24/1941 - 03/15/2015

Ruth Sandra Thompson Drake, 73, of rural Fremont, died at the Valleyview Nursing Home on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Mrs. Drake was born in Sandusky on March 24, 1941 to Donald and Doris (Mowery) Thompson, Sr.

She attended Riley and Townsend Schools.

“Sandy” enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and going for a walk. She had a “green thumb”, especially African Violets.

On April 19, 1965, she married Arthur Dale Drake. He survives, along with three daughters, Kimberly (Terry) Bailey; Kelly Dayringer; Peggy (Rick) Hill all of Fremont. Three grandchildren, Chris (Brandie) Keith; Jared Dayringer ;and Kayla Hill also survive, as do great grandchildren, Zachariah and Alexander Keith and Dylan Dayringer. Her two sisters, Sharon Wheeler, Clyde and Brenda Mason, Galion and brother, Donald (Linda) Thompson, Jr. Clyde survive her as well.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, and son, John Dayringer.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:30 AM until the service at 10:30 AM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. Rev. Gary Click will officiate with burial in Lay-Butternut Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

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Visitation Date: 03/21/2015

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

Service Date: 03/21/2015

Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde

 

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Jerry and Rhonda Ernsberger on March 18th, 2015 - 3:48 pm said:
SandyWAS SUCH A WONDERFUL AUNT TO MY HUSBAND SHE WAS SOMEONE HE ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO SHE WAS ALWAYS SUCH A GREAT COOK WE WILL MISS HER SOMETHING TERRIABLY R.I.P SANDY WE LOVE YOU

Barbara Rakes on March 17th, 2015 - 7:30 pm said:
To Sandy's family- Sandy and Dale were my neighbors for several years in the 1970s and Sandy and I used to get together for frequent coffee and recipe swapping. She was a kind lady and good friend to me back then. Sandy loved her family. I am very sorry to learn of her passing.


 

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Thomas William Clements
03/21/1934 - 03/15/2015

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Thomas William Clements, 80, of Bellevue, died at his home on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Mr. Clements was born on March 21, 1934 in Bellevue to the now deceased Roy Verne and Ellen Bernice (Headings) Clements.

Tom graduated in 1953 from Bellevue High School and had attended BGSU. He was a member of St. John’ Lutheran Church.

He had been an active member of the Bellevue, Ohio and the U.S. Jaycees, holding offices up to the National Director of the US Jaycees. He also received awards, including a J.C. international Senatorship #8782 and US Ambassador #441, the two highest awards offered by the Jaycees. Tom was also a lifetime member of the NRA.

Mr. Clements enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and woodworking.

In 1993 he retired from Stein Associates in Sandusky. For many years he was owner of Clements Construction, designing many houses in Bellevue.

On June 29, 1957, he married Marlene Rock. She survives, along with their children, Wade (Rae) Clements; Mark (Tina) Clements, all of Bellevue; Jeff (Michelle) Clements, Petersburg, Michigan and Marcy (Scott) Belcher, Gibsonburg. His “fifth” child, Bo, his dog,survives as well. Ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Clements was preceded in death by twin grandchildren, Danny and Danielle Benfer, and three brothers, Charles Clements; Wade Clements and Robert Clements.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 4-8:00 pm at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. The funeral will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Ralph Flynn officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, Back to the Wild, Castalia or the Donor’s Choice.
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Visitation Date: 03/17/2015

Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, Ohio

Service Date: 03/18/2015

Service Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue

 

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Jim Ash on March 18th, 2015 - 1:29 pm said:
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Amy Joyce on March 17th, 2015 - 12:51 am said:
Jeff & Michelle: My sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Blauvelt on March 16th, 2015 - 5:27 pm said:
Many happy memories of family times. Tom was an "Uncle" to us and will always hold a special spot in our hearts. Family reunions will never be the same but we should keep them going. We know they would want us to. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jack and Dottie LaPata on March 16th, 2015 - 3:57 pm said:
Our thought and Prayers are with you Marlene and family. Will always remember Tom ready with a good joke. God Bless, Jack and Dottie

Eric on March 16th, 2015 - 4:22 am said:
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Such a wonderful family who I am greatful to have had the opportunity become friends with. Rest in peace.

Dan and Cheryl Schade on March 16th, 2015 - 1:47 am said:
May all of your loving memories help you through this difficult time. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.


 

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Phyllis E. Joseph
06/26/1941 - 03/13/2015

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Phyllis E. Joseph, 73, of Clyde, died on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Countryside Continuing Care in Fremont.

Phyllis was born on June 26, 1941 in Fremont to the now deceased Philip George and Evelyn (Mielke) Feick. She graduated from Ross High School in 1959.

Mrs. Joseph was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Fremont and the Vacationland Travelers. She was also a member of The Kin Hunters. For many years,when her children were young, she had been a 4-H advisor.

On October 21, 1961, she married Ronald E. Joseph. He preceded her in death on December 19, 2005.

Phyllis had retired from Countryside Continuing Care after twenty five years of employment.

Four children survive, Steve (Rebekah) Joseph, Bellevue; Amy (Jerry) Eberhard, Fremont; James Joseph, Clyde and Mike (Jennifer) Joseph, Fremont. Five grandchildren, Heather; Chrysten; Micaela; Garrett and Kortini, along with her sister, Jennifer (George) Raymond, Fremont also survive.

In addition to her husband and parents, her sister, Carol Vaffis, is deceased.

Visitation will be on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 3-6:00 PM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. The funeral will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:30 Am the funeral home with Rev. Joe Lees officiating. Burial will be in Bakertown Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to The Kidney Foundation.
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Visitation Date: 03/16/2015

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St.,

Service Date: 03/17/2015

Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

 

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Ray & Karen Colon on March 17th, 2015 - 12:51 pm said:
Our deepest condolences to Amy, Jerry and the entire Joseph family...Death of a family member is never easy, it's a great time to rely on family and friends to ease the pain..Sorry we couldn't attend the services..Hopefully we will see you soon..


 

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Lois Marie Ferguson
03/29/1929 - 03/10/2015

Lois Marie Ferguson died Tuesday morning, March 10, 2015 in her beloved state of Alabama. Born to Will and Tempie Winsett of Hamilton, Alabama, on the 29th of March, 1929, Lois Marie spent much of her life in Clyde, Ohio with her husband William Blanton who predeceased her, as did one of her four children, William Rodney. They were life-long members of the Church of the Nazarene.

Lois Marie retired from General Electric in Clyde, Ohio and with her husband, moved back to Jasper, Alabama where they built their dream home on a five acre estate. There she resided until her health necessitated a move to Harbor Chase Assisted Living and finally to Ridgeview Nursing Home.

She is survived by one sister, Lorene Chandler of Hamilton, sons Danny Dwight and Ricky Dale of Clyde, Ohio and one daughter, Bonnie Jan (Davey) of Seattle who had the good fortune of spending the last 21 days of Marie’s life by her bed-side.

The Fergusons had 9 grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18 at the Mitchell-Auxter funeral home in Clyde.

Mrs. Ferguson will be interred by her husband’s side at Clyde’s Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Thursday the 19th, following a grave-side service starting at 10:00 a.m.

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Visitation Date: 03/18/2015

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

Service Date: 03/19/2015

Service Location: Greenlawn Memory Gardens - Clyde, Ohio

 

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Rosemary Collum Atherton on March 16th, 2015 - 12:55 am said:
Your Mother was a kind and gracious lady and I have many fond memories of spending time in your home.


 

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Jennie Pesnell
12/19/1921 - 03/05/2015

Jennie Pesnell, 93, of Clyde, died at Valleyview Nursing Home, Fremont on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Jennie was born on December 19, 1921 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to the now deceased A. M. and Alice (Dotson) Cox. She lived in this area most of her life.

Mrs. Pesnell had worked at the Ohio Turnpike Plaza and then retired from Whirlpool in 1991.

Survivors include eight children, Phyllis Sasser, Sparta, Tennessee; Vickie (Phil) Horton, Birmingham, Alabama; Don (Velma) Pesnell, Flat Rock; Sandra (Pat) Legg, Bellevue; Michael Pesnell, Fremont; Gregory Pesnell, Michigan; Wayne Pesnell, Fremont and James Pesnell, Clyde. Her daughter-in-law, Sue Pesnell survives in Clyde. Thirteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, along with her brother, Robert Cox, Florida also survive.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William Howard Pesnell and Richard Pesnell. Her sister, Vera, is also deceased.

Visitation will be from noon until the service at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde.

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Visitation Date: 03/09/2015

Visitation Location: MItchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

Service Date: 03/09/2015

Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

 

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Diane Imke Darr on March 14th, 2015 - 7:52 pm said:
Sandy, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. I have happy childhood memories of times spent a your home.

Martha Selvey on March 6th, 2015 - 7:02 pm said:
Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with you.


 

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Ashton Joseph Goodin
01/30/2015 - 03/02/2015

Ashton Joseph Goodin, four weeks, died at his home on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Ashton was born on January 30, 2015 at Tiffin Mercy Hospital to Chad and Cassie (Billman) Goodin.

Other survivors include his brothers, Chad Henry Louis Goodin and Brycen Johnson, both of Tiffin, as well as maternal grandparents, Paul and Jacqueline Billman, Clyde and paternal grandmother, Opal Goodin, Tiffin. Great grandmother, Nannie Coleman survives in Clyde.

Ashton was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Louis Goodin.

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Community Hopsice Care on March 3rd, 2015 - 7:31 pm said:
We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you for your loss. Thank you for the privilege you have given us to care for your loved one. Please remember our Bereavement Team is available to you during this difficult time if you should need us. Sincerely, Community Hospice Care Staff


 

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Doris M. Baker
02/03/1917 - 03/01/2015

Doris M. Baker, 98, formerly of Clyde, more recently AbbeWood Assisted Living, Amherst, Ohio, died on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Mrs. Baker was born in Clyde on February 3, 1917 to the now deceased Lloyd and Ethel (Miller) Diment. She graduated from York High School in 1936.

Doris had been a beautician. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clyde.

On October 12, 1940 she married Albert H. Baker. He preceded her on September 8, 1998.

Survivors include a sister, Eula “Pat” Sams, New York; five nieces and four nephews also survive along with several great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Feindel and brother, Delbert Diment.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Raymond Kovach, First United Methodist Church and Rev. Roger Loomis, Crossroads Hospice will officiate.
Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Clyde or Crossroads Hospice: 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Valleyview, Ohio 44125.
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Visitation Date: 03/07/2015

Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

Service Date: 03/07/2015

Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio

 

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Marjorie Guffey
08/24/1921 - 02/28/2015

Marjorie Guffey, 93, of Bellevue, formerly of Lorain, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Orchard Grove Assisted Living in Bellevue.

She was born August 24, 1921 in Fremont to Carl C. and Mabel (Beckman) Druckenmiller.

Marjorie graduated from Old Fort High School in 1940 and was a homemaker. She was currently a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bellevue, but had been a member for over 60 years at First Lutheran Church in Lorain.

On Good Friday, April 12, 1942, she married John C. Guffey. He preceded her in death on January 10, 2009.

Survivors include their sons: Carl C. Guffey of Lorain and Robert A. (Laurie) Guffey of Groton, Connecticut; grandchildren: Kristi (Harry) Dervos; Nikki (Jeremy) Salaun; Kip Guffey; and Barbara (Russ) Cook; four great-grandchildren; and her sister, Grace Zoeller of Bellevue.

Visitation will be 10-11:00am Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue. Her funeral service will be at 11:00am at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain.

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Visitation Date: 03/03/2015

Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue

Funeral Date: 03/03/2015

Funeral Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue

 

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Carol Zimmerman on March 2nd, 2015 - 4:39 am said:
Carl & Bob so sorry to hear about you're Mom, my friend.

American_Heart Association on March 2nd, 2015 - 1:35 am said:
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

sharon Kopronica on March 1st, 2015 - 1:12 pm said:
Sincere condolences to the family.


 

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James E. Powers
10/23/1921 - 02/25/2015

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James E. Powers, 93, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Ohio Veteran's Home in Sandusky.

He was born October 23, 1921 in Bismarck, Ohio to Floyd and Emma (Kocher) Powers.

Mr. Powers graduated from Bellevue High School in 1939 and was an electrician for the Pennsylvania, Nickel Plate, and Norfolk & Western Railroads for 39 years, until his retirement November 17, 1981. He had served our country in the US Army during WWII. He served in the European Theater with the 555th Ordnance Tank Company. Mr. Powers was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, NARVRE, Bellevue Eagles, VFW, and American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Bellevue Alumni Association, and the Four County Young at Heart.

On November 11, 1945 he married Genevieve (Roberts). She preceded him in death June 16, 2003.

His survivors include his children: Karen Close and James (Amanda) Powers, both of Bellevue; grandchildren: Traci (Brad) Schubert; Tammi Baun; Jimmy Powers; Amy Ryan; and great-grandchildren: Ryan, Ella, Olivia, Amerie, Jaelynn, Tyler.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Powers was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Babcock and his son-in-law, James Close.

Visitation will be 2-5:00pm Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue. His funeral mass will be 11:00am Monday, March 2, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevue St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Bellevue VFW, American Legion, and Four County Marines.

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Visitation Date: 03/01/2015

Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue

Service Date: 03/02/2015

Service Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 231 E. Center Street, Bellevue

 

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Janet Scagnetti on March 4th, 2015 - 1:44 am said:
Karen, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father.

susan Mcwilliams on March 1st, 2015 - 12:59 am said:
Very sorry for your loss. Wanted to send a card, but don't have your address. It was good to see you and the girls and grandkids.

John Martin on February 28th, 2015 - 11:09 pm said:
Our condolences to your family. May James rest in peace.

Jean Eberly on February 28th, 2015 - 10:25 pm said:
I am very sorry for your loss. He was very considerate & kind as our neighbor. I had missed seeing him.

Nancy (Dalke) Marinelli on February 27th, 2015 - 2:57 am said:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Havind just gone through the same thing in October with my dad I know how hard it is. Both. fought together in the war anh lived long lives but it is so hard to say goodby. You will be in my thoughtts and prayers.


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