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Patricia I. "Patti" Neill
08/20/1950 - 12/26/2016

Patricia I. "Patti" Neill, 66, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Providence Care Center in Sandusky.

She was born August 20, 1950 in Bellevue to Elmer and Phyllis (Swartzmiller) Neill.

Patti graduated from Bellevue High School, then received her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, and her master's degree from the University of Kentucky. Patti made her home in Florida and was a licensed clinical counselor.

She is survived by her mother, Phyllis Neill of Bellevue; brother, Ronald (Patricia) Neill of Bellevue; nieces and nephews: Laurie (Roger) Hunker; John (Judi) Neill; Ronda (Clint) Minniear; Mike (Kelley) Neill; great nieces and nephews: Megan, Sarah, Austin, Kyle, Tom, Brian, Nathan, Grace, Luke, Macie, Jacob, Tyler, Morgan, Blake; aunt, Sharon (Al) Leach; uncles: Jim (Sandy) Swartzmiller; Bill (Judy) Swartzmiller; Bob (Judy) Swartzmiller; Newt (Betty) Swartzmiller.

Patti was preceded in death by her father, Elmer; her grandparents: Claude & Mary Swartzmiller; Swaze & Clara Neill; her aunts: Edna VanKirk; Margaret Ball; Connie Nagel; Lois Ziegler; and uncles: Larry and Richard Swartzmiller.

Her funeral service will be 11:00am Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St, Bellevue. Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Advent Lutheran Church, 300 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431... Read more

Funeral Date: 12/31/2016

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

 

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Continued Love & Prayers on December 31st, 2016 - 6:24 pm said:
Our continued Love & Prayers

Dan Kaser on December 28th, 2016 - 4:18 pm said:
I I am sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful woman, always smiling and so bbubbly! You have my deepest sympathy.


 

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Kay L. Durnwald
03/29/1940 - 12/24/2016

Kay L. Durnwald, 76, of Bellevue, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at her home.

She was born March 29, 1940 in Clyde to Martin Luther "Luke" and Helen (VanAtor) Hartman.

Kay was a 1958 graduate of Clyde High School. She had many jobs over the years, including the Clyde Savings Bank, laundrymat, and Wollin Products. She enjoyed playing cards, looking though recipe books to find something to bake, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children: Melissa (John) Consolo of Bellevue and Mark Durnwald of Clyde; grandchildren: Anthony and Chelsie Consolo and Whitney and Mark II Durnwald.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, and her great-grandson, Mason James Clark.

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Richard D. Shook on December 27th, 2016 - 4:13 pm said:
Missy, John and family, I wish to convey my condolences on the passing of your mother. The Christmas holiday can make it more difficult but at the same time it's significance also brings to mind the cherished moments with our loved ones too. That is what the holidays are about, the closest to us. May she be at peace.

Tina M. DeLaet (Durnwald) on December 27th, 2016 - 1:56 pm said:
So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing...Mom is with us in Florida and sends her sympathies.

Jerry Dickman on December 27th, 2016 - 12:40 pm said:
Missy, John, Mark and families, I am sorry to hear of your great loss. Wishing you and yours many blessings as you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Douglas Wiedle on December 26th, 2016 - 9:45 pm said:
Sorry to hear of your lost.

Dolores Durnwald Greene on December 26th, 2016 - 7:49 pm said:
So saddened to hear of your mom's passing. May God grant you peace and comfort. Love you all


 

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Paul J. "Smoke" Hay
02/14/1938 - 12/21/2016

Paul J. “Smoke” Hay, 78, of Clyde. died at Heritage Village of Clyde on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Smoke was born in Ironton, Ohio on February 14, 1938 to the now deceased Willie and Neoma (Brown) Hay.

He had worked at the former Fremont Foundry and was a self-employed handyman.

On April 8, 2000, he married Edith (Sayre) Hay. She survives. Also surviving is his daughter, Debra Huff of Burgoon, Ohio, step-daughter Joanna Key, grandchildren Alissa Huff, Carlisa Huff, Ezra Key and Clover Key.Four great grandchildren, Michelle Jackson, Christian Huff, Elaina Huff and Anson Gullett also survive. His brother, Gene Hay survives in Fremont.

Mr. Hay was preceded in death by his son, Paul Hay, his brothers, Clayton, Curt, Jim, Alva and sisters, Minnie, Goldie, Alma, Bertha and Levibelle.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 10:00 AM until the service at Noon at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. Officiating the service is Mr. Anthony Geiger.

Memorials may be made to Promedica Hospice or the Autism Society of your choice.

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Visitation Date: 12/26/2016

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

Service Date: 12/26/2016

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

 

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Pat Kuzma on December 27th, 2016 - 5:10 pm said:
Just found out last night that Paul had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Fanny on December 25th, 2016 - 9:37 pm said:
Thinking of all the family at this time. I am here if you need me. Love fanny

Goldie Goble on December 24th, 2016 - 5:05 pm said:
So sorry for your loss, he was a great friend. Goldie Goble and Family

Kenneth Winke on December 24th, 2016 - 12:05 pm said:
So sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May Smoke rest in peace!

Valerie Karbler on December 23rd, 2016 - 7:45 pm said:
Sorry for your loss

Heather bloom on December 23rd, 2016 - 4:54 pm said:
Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Smoke was a great guy, always smiling when we saw him. I remember one time he had to help bandage my arm after I got bit my my dog,my fault of course but he made sure it was cleaned out and everything before he sent me home. I think between me my sister and Jojo we kept him on his toes. Going to miss ya smokie


 

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Reva A. Wott
09/15/1934 - 12/19/2016

Reva A. Wott, 82, of Clyde died on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Gardens of Clyde.

Mrs. Wott was born in Fremont on September 15, 1934 to the late Fred and Eva (Fought) Sting.

She was a 1952 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde.

On October 1 1955, she married Linden Wott. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1999.

Reva had been the owner of Reva's Ceramics in Clyde.

She is survived by her son Jeff Wott of Clyde.

Her siblings Fred Sting, Sr.; Jean Wott; Bonnie; Eileen; Ronald C. and Donald are deceased. Her half sister, Edna is also deceased.

Graveside services will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm at McPherson Cemetery.
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Service Date: 12/22/2016

Service Location: McPherson Cemetery - Clyde, Ohio

 

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Helen Jean Gallagher
11/22/1930 - 12/20/2016

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Helen Jean Gallagher, 86, of Clyde, died at her home on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

Helen Jean was born in Fremont on November 22, 1930 to Ross G. and Rachel (Krauss) Gallagher.

She was a member of the 1948 graduating class of Clyde High School. She had been an active with her alumni activities for her class.

Miss Gallagher was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde. She retired from the Croghan Colonial Bank.

Survivors include her brother, Robert Gallagher of Clyde and two nephews, Gary Schwochow and Philip Schwochow both of Fremont.

Helen Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Ruth (William) Schwochow and sister-in-law, Wanda Gallagher.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 3-5:00 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. The funeral will be on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:30 am at the funeral home with Rev. Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

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Visitation Date: 12/27/2016

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

Service Date: 12/28/2016

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

 

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Jeanette Ricker on December 27th, 2016 - 8:52 pm said:
My sympathy on the loss of Helen Jean. She was a special friend and relative, She often told me tidbits about our ancestors that were interesting, i will miss our phone conversations, My apologies for not attending the viewing and possibly not the funeral.. I have developed a bad sinus condition and a throat so sore I cannot speak or swallow and am staying away on the advice of my physician,


 

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Karen Sue Allbery Grayson
10/01/1958 - 12/19/2016

Karen Sue Allbery Grayson,58, of Fremont, died at the Cleveland Clinic on Monday, December 19,2016.

Karen was born in Logan, Ohio on October 1, 1958 to James and Janice (Starr) Allbery.

She was a 1977 graduate of Clyde High School and received her Associates Degree in 1990 from the University of Toledo. Karen had worked for 22 years in the Mercy Healthcare System, prior to her illness.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Grayson of Nashville, Tennessee and Alex Grayson of Clyde, Ohio. Her parents of Clyde and also her siblings, Debra (Matthew) Gildea of Asheville, North Carolina; James (Melanie) Allbery of Farmington Hills, Michigan and Lori (Aaron) Pruitt of Big Rapids, Michigan survive as well.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 10:00 am until the time of the service at noon at the Clyde Christian Church, corner of Forest and Main Streets, Clyde. The Rev. Sue Chidley will officiate the service followed by burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont.

Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation or Clyde Christian Church.

Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Visitation Date: 12/22/2016

Visitation Location: Clyde Christian Church - corner of South Main and East Forest Streets, Clyde, Ohio

Service Date: 12/22/2016

Service Location: Clyde Christian Church - corner of South Main and East Forest Streets, Clyde, Ohio

 

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Cindy Patton Boyd on December 23rd, 2016 - 12:54 pm said:
I am very sorry for your loss. Karen and I had been friends in high school. She was fun and so very smart.

PJ Warner on December 22nd, 2016 - 9:31 pm said:
Karen was a special patient. We enjoyed taking care of her. We will all miss her on our floor. My condolences to her family and friends.

Rita Kohlenberg Owen on December 21st, 2016 - 2:08 pm said:
I am so sorry for your loss. Our lifetime friendship will always be cherished. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you all.


 

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Lloyd L. Tea
12/08/1921 - 12/18/2016

Lloyd L. Tea, 95, of Clyde, died at the Bellevue Hospital on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Lloyd was born in York Township on December 8, 1921 to the now deceased Lyle and Hazel (Black) Tea. He was a 1939 graduate of York High School.

Mr. Tea was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde; Clyde American Legion and the Forty and Eight.

He retired from the Whirlpool Corp after 43.5 years of service.

Mr. Tea was a World War II Navy veteran.

On January 11, 1944, he married Annabelle Rogers. She, along with nine children survive. Barb Meyer; Linda Cook, both of Clyde; Steve (Maureen) Tea, Naples, Florida; Jane (Steve) Fultz, of Clyde; James (Chris) Tea, Fremont; John (Ann) Tea, Naples, Florida; Dean Tea; Ted (Jeannie) Tea and Joy (Lou) Garcia all of Clyde. His daughter-in-law, Judy Tea survives in Clyde. Also there are 31 grandchildren, tree step grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

Lloyd was preceded in death by a son, Roger Tea in 2015, a brother, Robert Tea and sister, Virginia Reau.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 2-6:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:30 Am with Rev. Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will be in the Veteran’s Section of McPherson Cemetery, with military rites provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.

Memorials may be made to the veteran’s organization of your choice or the Lutheran Home of Mercy, Williston, Ohio.
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Visitation Date: 12/22/2016

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

Service Date: 12/23/2016

Service Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church - W. Forest St., Clyde, Ohio

 

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Kelly (Rogers) Donham on December 21st, 2016 - 12:07 am said:
My heartfelt condolences to Aunt Annabelle and family. I have many fond memories of Uncle Lloyd that I cherish. God please bless this family in their time of grief and lift their spirits in the wonderful memories they share of the oh so kind, gentle and caring husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend he was to so many who loved him. God Bless, Kelly, Brandi, Tiffiny and Daniel.

Elaine (Barr) Brackney on December 20th, 2016 - 10:21 pm said:
So very sorry to learn of the death of your father. Hugs. Elaine


 

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Verna L. Moore
06/28/1942 - 12/13/2016

Verna L. Moore, 74, of Clyde, died at the Stein Hospice, Sandusky on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

Verna was born in Sandusky on June 28, 1942 to Vernet and Flora Mae (Pfaff) Kardotzke. She attended Townsend School.

Survivors include her son, Richard (Lucretia) Moore of Bellevue, her daughter, Angela (Brian) Schlottag of Sandusky and four sisters, Joann Curless of Clyde; Sandy Stewart, Karen Kardotzke and Patti (Michael) Geary all of Sandusky. She also has seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Seventeen nieces and nephews survive as well.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Paula Moore in July 2016; four brothers, John “Jack” Giedeman, Ronald Giedeman; Richard Giedeman and Vernet “Butch” Kardotzke, along with one sister, Donna Clouse.

Visitation will be on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 11:00 am until the service at 1:00 pm at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue with the Rev. Dee Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Compassionate Ministries.

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Visitation Date: 12/16/2016

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

Service Date: 12/16/2016

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

 

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Daniel J. Cramer
08/18/1949 - 11/28/2016

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Daniel John Cramer, 67, formerly of Bellevue, recently of Lakeland, Florida died Monday, November 28, 2016 in Lakeland.


He was born August 18, 1949 in Chanute, Kansas to Wilmer and Pauline (Kimble) Cramer.


Dan graduated from Monroeville High School in 1968 and served our country in the 25th Army Engineers during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the Bellevue Eagles, Bellevue and Lakeland VFWs, and the Clyde Masonic Lodge. Dan retired from International Metal Hose. He had owned D&D Construction, and had worked for Knight Securities at NASA Plumbrook. He enjoyed playing golf and home remodeling.


On April 19, 1971 he married Diane Susan (Lower) Cramer and she survives in Lakeland. Also surviving are his mother, Pauline Cramer of Bellevue; children: Eric John (Robin) Cramer of Sandusky and Erin Susan (Aaron) Smith of Upper Sandusky; grandchildren: Mitchell Cramer and Taylor Carver; his siblings: William "Lane" Cramer of Bellevue; Robert Cramer of Bellevue; and Kathy Cramer of Sandusky.


Dan was preceded in death by his father, Wilmer Cramer.


Visitation will be 4-8:00pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St, Bellevue. Masonic Services will be held at 7:30 pm. His funeral service will be 10:30am Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the funeral home with Rev. Bruce Kent officiating. Entombment will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park Mausoleum. Military rites will be conducted by the Bellevue American Legion, VFW, and Marine Corps League.


Memorials may be given to the Wounded Soldier Fund in Bellevue.
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Visitation Date: 12/06/2016

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

Service Date: 12/07/2016

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

 

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Judy(Francis)Shaull on December 8th, 2016 - 12:11 pm said:
Praying for your strength and peace at this time of sorrow!

Bruce & Dawn Kent on December 7th, 2016 - 12:14 pm said:
You did your duty and now you have gone home for the last time. Well done Brother. Will meet again in a better place.

Howard & Mary Wallace on December 5th, 2016 - 7:26 pm said:
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Becky Grimm on December 5th, 2016 - 5:02 pm said:
Diane & Family. Please accept my sympathies and condolences in the loss of Danny. ALWAYS remember, we will stand beside you on your time of loss. Heaven gained one helluva Angel.

Ann Baughn on December 5th, 2016 - 4:24 pm said:
Dear Diane and entire Cramer family, please accept my sincerest condolences. You have and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!!

Scott Cabrera on December 5th, 2016 - 2:53 am said:
I am so sorry 😐 for you loss It's not fair for you to be away from your family just hope your family recovers from your loss

Carol Buck on December 5th, 2016 - 1:05 am said:
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Ada E. Benfer
07/17/1926 - 12/02/2016

Ada Evelyn Benfer, 90, formerly of Clyde, more recently of Tiffin, died at the St. Francis Nursing Home, Tiffin.

Mrs. Benfer was born in Bellevue Ohio on July 17, 1926 to William and Mary (Collins) Eby. She was a 1944 graduate of York High School.

She had been a member of First United Methodist Church, attending Faith United Methodist Church in Tiffin for several years.

Ada was an accomplished knitter and of the lost art of tatting. She enjoyed camping, cards, working puzzles and Bingo.

She had worked as a courier for the Clyde-Green Springs Schools prior to her retirement.

On October 4, 1946, she married Elson L. Benfer. He survives along with their son, Richard (Linda) Benfer of Sycamore and three grandchildren, Jon (Tammarrie Brugh) Benfer; Kevin ( Amy Guttenberg) Benfer; and Amie (Bill) Bonham. Two great grandchildren, Jonathan Jr. (Brittnay) Benfer and Alyssa Benfer along with one great-great grandson, Landon Bacon Benfer survive as well. One sister, Winifred Strauss survives in Norwalk.

Mrs. Benfer was preceded in death by a brother, John Eby and sister, Adelia Munshower.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 9:00 am until the service at 11:00 am at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. Rev. Jeff Lanzer will officiate, burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, Tiffin or First United Methodist Church, Clyde or Community Hospice.
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Visitation Date: 12/05/2016

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

Service Date: 12/05/2016

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

 

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Community Hospice Care on December 5th, 2016 - 3:18 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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