Carl David Ramey, 80, of Findlay, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 8, 1936 in Grundy, Virginia to the late Clardy E. and Virgie L. (Elkins) Ramey. Carl married the love of his life, Bertie R. Amburgey on May 4, 1962 and she survives in Findlay.
Carl worked for the US Postal Service and retired after 21 years of service. He was a life member of the American Legion, DAV, VFW, Amvets, and the National Rifle Association. He was also an annual member of AAA and of the USCCA. Master Sergeant Carl Ramey proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years serving in Vietnam before being honorably discharged.
In addition to his loving wife, Bertie, of 54 years, Carl is survived by his two children, Mark E. (Kristi) Ramey of Piney Creek, N.C., and Kimberlee S. (Douglas) Ramey-McRill of Arlington, OH; three grandchildren, Nicholas A. (Melissa) Ramey, Amanda J. (John) Batchelor, and Morgan A. McRill; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Maxie Stiltner, Kelsie Caudill; and brothers, Lundy Ramey, and Clarence Ramey.
Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Spann officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Baptist Cemetery with the Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad performing full military rites. Memorial contributions in Carl’s name may be made to the Flag City Honor Flight.
Charisa R. Grim, 43, of Findlay, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born on November 14, 1973 to David and Janet (Hail) Cole.
“Words fail to frame the loss of a woman who held a role of loved one in the lives of so many. In forty-three years that Chrisa gave to the world, she was a blessing. Born a full thirteen years younger than her siblings, she was a delight and surprise to her family. She became the cool aunt to many of her nieces and nephews as she had a way of treating all people as equals, regardless of age. When Charisa began to have children of her own, she still treated all five of them as if they were their own person. She was open and giving to a fault, with her time, love and energy and made many friends throughout her life. Her home was a safe harbor for all of her children’s friends who lovingly referred to her as “Mom”. In her short years, she had undergone so many trials and somehow never lost her heart in the process.
Charisa is leaving behind her husband, Sam Grim; five children, Jessica Cole, Brett Cole, Alex Cole, Valerie Fleming, and Michael Fleming; four grandchildren, Gwendolynn Neville, Aleesia Cooper, Raithen Neville, and Ayra Cole. She also leaves behind her mother, Janet; four siblings, Brenda Cole, Vicki Brunn, Renee Hvizdos, and Greg Cole; and ten nieces and nephews. She also is leaving behind the multitude of people who she has collected and loved over the years. “May her rest be ever peaceful”.
Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A Celebration of Charisa’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Charisa’s name may be made to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.
John Earl Wisner, 89, of Findlay, passed away February 15, 2017 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on December 19, 1927 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Carl J. and Trela V. (Brickman) Wisner. John married Nancy J. Miller on September 3, 1950 and she preceded him in death on February 12, 2015.
John was a graduate of Findlay High School and Bowling Green State University where he was a member of the S.A.E. fraternity. Additionally, he had advanced courses from Toledo University and the University of Texas. John proudly served in the US Army in Germany at the close of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #3 and the Moose Lodge #698 of Findlay. He was also a life member of the Elks Lodge, where he enjoyed playing golf in both Cape Coral, Florida and Findlay. He had been a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was active with The Luther League. He also served as a Neighborhood Commissioner for the Boy Scouts and was an Eagle Scout. John was active in the youth baseball program and played both fast and slow pitch softball. John retired from Marathon Oil Company after 36 years of service.
John is survived by his son, David (Nancy) Wisner of Findlay, OH; daughter, Sharon Horvath of Mentor, OH; grandchildren, Adrienne Pennell, Jase Wisner, Eric Horvath, and Carrie Davis; great-grandchildren, Brooks Pennell, Cooper Pennell, Blake Wisner, and Caden Wisner. He is also survived by his brother, William Wisner; and sister-in-law, Sue Klosner. In addition to his loving wife Nancy, and his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Fisher.
Friends and family may visit on Sunday, February 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). Interment will take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Hancock County Honor Flight.
John H. Wittenmyer 90, of Arlington, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. John was born on April 1, 1926 in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio to the late George and Martha (Robinson) Wittenmyer. John married Janice (Ralston) on November, 14, 1952 and she preceded him in death. John served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 50 after many years of service.
John was a lifetime member and past trustee of the Howard United Methodist Church. He enjoyed raising and racing pigeons, loved gardening, and fixing anything that needed fixed.
John is survived by his children, John (Penny), Jeff (Pam), and Jim Wittenmyer, Jayne Berger, and Joyce (Dwight) Motter; 9 grandchildren, Jason and Jared Motter, Jessica Hart, Heidi Smith, Melanie Vanderende, Jennifer Wilcox, and Jeremy, Toni, and Nick Berger; 14 great-grandchildren, Audrey, Kinsey, and Natalie Motter, Hannah Hart, Madison, Tyler, Logan, Camryn Vanderende, Jayla and Riley Smith, Jordan and Emma Wilcox, and Hailey and Blake Berger; sister, Julia (Robert) Wilson; brother-in-law, Douglas (Sharon) Ralston; and close canine buddy “Abby”. John was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jill Fritz, brothers, William and Bobby Wittenmyer, and sisters, Mary Haley and Jeanne Wolford.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, February17, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor David To officiating. Interment will follow in Benton Ridge Cemetery with the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad presenting full military rites. Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Howard United Methodist Church.
Catherine Mae (Bibler) Wilson – Ridge, 88, of Findlay, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Birchaven Village. Catherine was born on June 23, 1928 in Findlay, to the late Howard and Fairy (Naus) Bibler. She married Dane Wilson on June 10, 1944 and he preceded her in death on December 10, 1983. She later married Richard Ridge and he also preceded her in death.
Kate was a loving mother and grandmother. A friend to many with a compassionate heart and ready to lend a helping hand. Kate was a loyal 29 year employee of the Findlay Hancock County Library.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Birchaven and to Aspen Hall for their compassionate care shown to Kate.
Catherine is survived by her children, Larry (Alice) Wilson, Catherine (John) Grossman, and Debbie (David) Shafer; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Bibler; and sisters-in-law, Lola Jimison, Rheta Depuy, and Peg Wilson. Catherine was preceded in death by a daughter, Nan Wilson.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Elizabeth Kelly officiating. Interment will take place at Benton Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Catherine’s name may be made to the Hancock Christian Clearing House
Brandon Michael Barfell, 24, of Findlay, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 10, 1993 in Findlay, Ohio to Matthew and Brenda S. (Barfell) Sampson.
Brandon loved spending time with his daughter and girlfriend of seven years. He enjoyed playing basketball, weight lifting, reading and playing video games. Brandon will be remembered by his sense of humor, his beautiful smile, and his big loving heart.
Brandon is survived by his daughter, Blaire Brianne Clark of Van Buren, OH; brother, Bryce A. Sampson of Columbus, OH; and sister, Brooke Sampson of Findlay, OH. He is also survived by his partner, Tarah A. Clark of Van Buren, OH. Brandon was preceded in death by his daughter, Ariella Faith Clark; and grandmother, Ernestine K. Barfell.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 12 – 2 & 4 – 6 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation at the funeral home. Pastor Doug Cooper will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brandon’s name may be made to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.
Elton Lee Reneau met his Lord on Monday, February 6, 2017 after a four month battle with leukemia. Elton was born February 1, 1932 in Dothan, Alabama. Elton (a.k.a. E.R., pops, dad, poppy, yeahoo) was the youngest of eight children and took pride in living the longest of any family member.
For love of country, dad joined the Navy after high school and served four years during the Korean Conflict. In 1954, he came to Ohio to visit his sister and met his bride to be, Shirley Ann Guyton. Married on December 7, 1954, mom and dad had 62 years together. She survives and resides at St. Catherine’s Manor in Fostoria. Their long marriage is a testament to their love for one another and their commitment to their faith.
Elton and Shirley had two sons, Bart (Lisa) and Jim (Julye). They are blessed with 7 grandchildren, Megan Reneau-Purdy of Findlay, OH, Lindsay (Kyle) Davenport of Indianapolis,n IN, Cody Reneau of Clarksville, TN, Jayme Reneau of Bowling Green, OH, Jenna Reneau of Bowling Green, OH, J.J. Reneau of United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and Tyler Reneau of El Paso, TX; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Elton worked for Marathon Oil Company for 34 years, retiring in 1986. He was a huge sports fan. Unfortunately, he was the biggest Browns and Indians fan. Fortunately though, he rooted for the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide. Deep down the Tide got the edge. Dad was also a huge lover of golf. He and mom played often. No one looked for and found more golf balls in creeks than E.R., even if it held up the group playing behind him.
The most important thing in Elton’s life was his love for God and the Church. Bright Road Church of Christ was his home for worship and fellowship. Even at the end, E.R. was witnessing to others about the plan of salvation. He loved the old gospel songs, his favorite being “Trust and Obey”. His dearest Christian friends, Tim and Charlene Cornell and Paul Thompson meant the world to dad. He is now with Paul and all His mysteries are now revealed.
Thanks to all the congregation at Bright Road for their prayers and support. Special thank you to Karin for her support of Pops these last several months and to all the staff at Bridge Hospice.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”.
Friends and family may visit on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 1 – 3 p.m. & 5 – 7 p.m. at Hufford Family Funeral Home, 1500 Manor Hill Rd. Findlay (419) 422-1500. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 10 at the funeral home with Pastor Wade Tannehill officiating. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery with the Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad performing full military rites. Memorial contributions in Elton’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of NW Ohio or Bridge Home Health and Hospice