Marie A. Martinson, 89, died February 17, 2010 at 10 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home in Bluffton.
Marie was born January 26, 1921 to Roy and Gladys Ream Baum in Lima. On September 3, 1950 she married Orval A. Martinson and he survives.
Marie was retired from Triplett Corp., Bluffton.
Survivors include her husband, Orville Martinson, of Bluffton, daughter, Sharon Kizer, of Beaverdam, sister, Joanne Yoakum, of Cridersville, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Edward Baum, and a sister, Mildred Plumber.
A funeral service will be held at a later date. Internment was at Woodland Cemetery in Beaverdam, Ohio.
Leuceille Aurel Wineland Stine Anderson, 97, formerly of Jenera, Ohio died Monday, February 22, 2010.
She was born May 19, 1912 in Arcadia to Harvey Leroy and Anna M. Copley Wineland.
Leuceille was a postal worker for Jenera Post Office and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jenera. Leuceille was also a school bus driver for Trinity Lutheran and Arlington Schools and a 4-H advisor. She was a member of This & That Club, Hancock County Home Demonstration, Farm Bureau, and the Arlington Garden Club.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Ron Dickerhoof, of Jeromesville; eight grandchildren, Faith Dickerhoof, of Dayton; Tyler and Kelly Dickerhoof, of Spokane, Washington; Trent Dickerhoof, of Carbondale, Colorado; Paige Dickerhoof, at home; Carrie and Dan Duncan, of Mt. Vernon, Kathleen and Grady Suggs, of Fredericksburg; Dean and Kelly Stine, of Rawson; Penny and Tim Duncan, of Indiana; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Kemery Stine; her second husband, Elmer (Andy) Anderson; five sons, Richard Stine, Dean Stine, Eldon Stine, Gary Stine, and John Stine; three sisters, Della Daniels, Genevieve Barnd, and and Mary Tanner; and two brothers, Avon Wineland and Richard Wineland.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Arcadia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock County Fair Richard L. Stine Memorial in Findlay, Ohio.
Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisted the family with arrangements.
Anna L. Wells, 92, died Sunday morning at West View Manor Nursing Home.
Anna is the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna (Sprenkle) Nusbaum of Bluffton, Ohio. She was born February 24, 1917 and was married to Nelson E. (Pat) Wells for forty-four years. Nelson died August 23, 1982.
Anna graduated from Bluffton High School and worked at Triplet Electric in Bluffton prior to marrying Nelson. She and Nelson farmed outside Bluffton until they moved to Wooster in 1959. She was a homemaker and mother primarily, but worked part-time as a babysitter and at the Gift Corner in Wooster. She was active in the women's circle at the First Presbyterian Church in Wooster as well as serving on many committees at the church over the last fifty years.
Surviving are her children, Robert Wells of Summerville, South Carolina and Daniel Wells of Portland, Oregon; seven grandchildren, John Ike, Patrick Ike, David Ike, Cindy (Wells) Wiktor, Cheryl (Wells) Patterson, Sarah Wells, Emily Wells, and seven great-grandchildren
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Christian Nusbaum, her sister Susan and her daughter Sara (Wells) Ike.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, Ohio on Sunday, February 14, 2010 with the Rev. Jeff Paschal officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio on Monday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. www.wchospice.org or Alzheimers Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601, www.alz.org.
M. Lucille Shank, 89 of Rawson died 11:00 p.m. February 1, 2010 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born February 26, 1920 in Hancock County to Ellis C. and Ada Mae Bowersox Roether. On April 13, 1941 she married Wade A. Shank and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2001.
Mrs. Shank was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School where she was class valedictorian. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include eight children, Patricia (Clint) Schmieg of Lambertville, Mich., Deryl (Jane) Shank of Rawson, Martha (Daniel) Amstutz of Pandora, Mary (Dean) Luginbill of Pandora, Arthur (Kathleen) Shank of Erlanger, Ky., Virginia Sommers of Pandora, Timothy (Patti) Shank of Pemberville, Elizabeth (Glenn) Ellis of Shelbyville, Ky., twenty grandchildren, Peter (Alice) Schmieg, Adam (Jill) Schmieg, Allison (Ron) Schwab, Seth (Bethany) Amstutz, Amy (Adam) Zuercher, Emily Luginbill, Nathan (Brenda) Luginbill, Sarah (Paul) Ginther, Andrew (Megan) Shank, Stephen (Deanna) Shank, Laura (Paul) Sheppard, Anna (Frank) Bargo, Aaron (Kristen) Sommers, Jessica (Lance) King, Kristen (Darren) Lee, Justin Shank, Jason Shank, Justina Ellis, Meredith Ellis, Blake Ellis, five step grandchildren, Steve (Heather) Schmieg, Doug Schmieg, Christopher (Linda) Schmieg, Craig (Susan) Dukes, Brad (Debra) Dukes, sixteen great grandchildren, twelve step great grandchildren, a sister, Doris Jean (Kenneth) Cramer of Pandora and a sister-in-law Ruth Roether of Lutz, FL. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Robert Sommers and a brother, Gerald Roether.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. Pastor Aaron Sommers and Timothy Shank will officiate. Burial will be in Benton Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.