Area Obituaries

Susan Stowe

Susan C. Stowe, 54, of Carey, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at her home. Born Jan. 20, 1966, in New Brighton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leonard R. and Florence R. (Snyder) Johnston. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas J. Stowe on Sept. 30, 1989, in the Pocono Mountains in…

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James Vaughn

James (Jim) Patrick Vaughn passed to new life in Christ on Jan. 5, 2021. His 98 years started on a small farm in Carey. He excelled in parochial and public school, graduating as salutatorian of his high school class. After graduation, he worked in the Carey area for the local railroad and for the county…

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Stephen Fletcher

Stephen D. Fletcher, 62, of Carey, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at his residence. Born on Dec. 22, 1958, in Findlay, he was the son of the late Paul H. and Helen M. (Puckett) Fletcher. Steve married Leah A. Walter on Oct. 7, 1995. She survives in Carey. Also surviving are their four children, Aubrie…

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Everett Obenour

Everett “Obie” O. Obenour, 85, McComb,  died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Surviving are his children, Rob Obenour, Van Buren; Jim (Vicki) Obenour, Queen Creek, Ariz.; Kristi, North Carolina; and Chad (Heidi) Obenour, Wharton. A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. at Salem…

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Gerald Clinger

Gerald “Jerry” L. Clinger, 77, of Sycamore, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Dublin Methodist Hospital. He was born on Jan. 17, 1943, in Bucyrus, to Henry and Dorotha (Pool) Clinger. He married Janice Kathy (Riedel) Clinger on Feb. 17, 1962, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey L. (Michelle)…

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Arthur Ziegler

Arthur Ziegler, 86,  of Tiffin, and formerly of Melmore, died at 12:06 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at The Willows at Tiffin. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Pippert) Ziegler, Tiffin; and children, David (Maxine) Ziegler, Columbus; Brian (Louise) Ziegler and Douglas (Lisa) Ziegler, both of Tiffin; and Jonathan (Heather) Ziegler, Tennessee. A Zoom memorial…

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Warren Zimmerman

Warren D. “Zeke” Zimmerman, 81, Forest, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Billie Jo (Slone), Forest; and children, Don Zimmerman, Forest; Julie (Gale Musselman) Zimmerman, Mich.; and Cathy (Todd) Jones, Findlay. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Clark Shields Funeral Home, Forest.…

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Lee Ellcessor

Lee E. Ellcessor, 88, Forest, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Smithson) Ellcessor; and daughters, Lee Ellen (Brent) Spain, Forest, and Lori Kolhoff, Mt. Blanchard. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m.-noon at Clark Shields Funeral Home, Forest. A funeral…

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Randy Rathburn

Randy Lee Rathburn, 67, of Forest, died at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at his residence. He was born July 21, 1953, in Upper Sandusky, to Pearl and Donna (Henry) Rathburn. Surviving are five children: Rhonda (Jeff) Dauterman of Carey, Ryan (Lacy) Rathburn of McCutchenville, Amanda (Jeremy) Renwand of Vanlue, Brandi (Nic) Boes…

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D.J. Bays

D.J. Bays, 43, of Carey, died at 4:23 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Mercy Health-St. Anne Hospital in Toledo. Born on March 4, 1977, in Lexington, Ky., he was the son of Gary D. and Louise (Anderson) Bays. His father survives in Carey. His mother preceded him in death. Surviving are three children:…

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