Tom Brown, 76, a.k.a. “Uncle Quarters”, of Fostoria, Ohio, passed away March 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 15, 1940 in North Baltimore, Ohio to the late Hylas and Clieniece (Bowman) Brown. Tom married the love of his life, Frances Ogg and she survives.
Tom loved old western movies, the Cleveland Browns, and the Buckeyes. He graduated from high school in Bowling Green and retired from Whirlpool after 30 years of service. Tom proudly served his country in the US Navy before being honorably discharged.
In addition to his loving wife, Frances, Tom is survived by his sister, Roberta K. Peterson of Findlay, Ohio; step-daughter, Sheryl (Mike) Kolhman of Port Clinton, Ohio; her children, and grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own. Tom was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Althaus, and Carole Campbell; his brothers, Jim, Jerry, and Frank Brown.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor Jim Klausing officiating. Interment will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery with the Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad performing full military rites. Memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to Open Arms, P.O. Box 496, Findlay, OH 45839.
Sean Daniel McCormick, 26, of Van Buren, lost his final battle with addiction on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his residence. He was born on December 21, 1990 in Findlay to Patrick A. and Lori A. (Norris) McCormick.
Sean graduated in 2009 from Van Buren High School where he was active in sports and worked at Northwest Pallet in Home Depot Warehouse in Van Buren as a forklift driver. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Michigan fan. His best interest were in history and politics. Sean was an organ donor, and a friend of all animals.
In addition to his parents, Patrick and Lori of Van Buren, Sean is survived by his sister, Colleen McCormick of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also survived by his grandmother, Carol McCormick of Findlay; several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins. He leaves behind his canine friend, Shadow. Sean was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Ruth Norris; and grandfather, Michael McCormick.
Friends and family may visit on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor David Clark officiating. Memorial contributions in Sean’s name may be made to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.
Andrea Kay Klopp, 70, of Fostoria, passed away Monday, March 13th surrounded by family at St. Catherine’s Manor of Fostoria. Born July 30, 1946 to the late Robert C. Frehse and Elsea M. (Joabson) Frehse. Andrea married Richard L. Cook in 1968 and were married for 24 years having 4 children together before divorcing. Later, she married Andrew (Kit) Klopp who passed away in 2004.
Andrea graduated from Fostoria High School in 1964 and retired after more than 30 years from Columbia Gas of Ohio. She was a member of the American Legion, Amvets, VFW, and DAV where she enjoyed being social and attending the many events these clubs offered until her health declined over the past few years. She was an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan and in her spare time, loved to do cross stitch. Andrea did many projects for family, friends, and the clubs she belonged to including holiday decorations that you still may see occasionally.
Andrea is survived by her 4 children, Chandra Frost of Findlay, Kendra (David) Howard of Dayton, Richard Cook of Findlay, and Debra England also of Findlay. As well as 8 grandchildren who she loved very much, Brittny Howard, Brianna Howard, Kaitlyn Frost, Cameron Frost, Brice Engard, Alec Engard, Alexis Cook, Kyler Frost, and Amelia Cook.
The family of Andrea would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of St. Catherine’s Manor for all of the loving support and care they gave her for the past year and a half as well as to the staff of Bridge Home Health and Hospice of Findlay for the last few months of her life.
A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in Andrea’s name to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.
John J. O’Leary, 97, of Findlay, passed away March 13, 2017 at Fox Run Assisted Living. Born Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919, in Monona, Iowa to the late James and Elizabeth (Barry) O’Leary. Preceded also in death by his sister, Irene O’Leary.
John was a devout Catholic and member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish. Known for his Irish tenor voice, he sang in the church choir and for area rest homes to enjoy. Most of his working life was spent in farm implement retail. He retired from Reserve Life Insurance Company and moved to Findlay from Boca Raton, Florida about 18 years ago. John proudly served his country in the US Navy serving in WW II before being honorably discharged.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 750 Bright Rd, Findlay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. following visitation at the church. Monsignor Michael Hohenbrink will celebrate the Mass. Burial will take place at a later date in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Pompano Beach, Florida. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Parish.
Beloved husband and father, Mason A. Nims, 75, of Findlay, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Toledo, OH. He was born on February 10, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Carleton E. and Esther A. (Wright) Nims.
Mason graduated from Tri-State University at Angola, Indiana in 1964 and attended Shelton College at Cape May, New Jersey for 2 years. He married the love of his life, Nancy Neuenschwander, on September 25, 1964. He was a member of the Millstream Rhythm Band, Millstream Astronomy Club, and attended the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Mason proudly served his country in the US Air Force, serving in Vietnam, before being honorably discharged.
Mason is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, of 52 years; son, Gary A. Nims of North Baltimore; and daughter, Susan D. Nims of Findlay. He is also survived by his brother, David Nims of Xenia, Ohio; and sister, Marion Steele of Lemon Grove, California. In addition to his parents, Mason was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Alan Nims.
Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 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 on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. with one hour of visitation (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.) prior to the service at the funeral home. Pastor Chet Conley will officiate. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery with the Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad performing full military rites. Memorial contributions in Mason’s name may be made to the First United Brethren Church or to the Youth for Christ Organization.
Antoinette “Butchee” G. West, 72, of North Baltimore, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren by her side at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born on June 2, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Patrick E. and Angela M. (Vehar) Clancy.
Toni’s health declined last year after her husband Robert A. West, of 52 years passed away. She lived to please her husband, children, and grandchildren. Daniel and Theresa will always remember mom saving all of her Avon profits to take the family on a two week camping vacation to Disney World for a life time of fond memories and fun for them to cherish. Toni grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio (Lakewood, Ohio) area. She loved the big city but enjoyed her last nine years living with her son and his family in their North Baltimore home, enjoying the country life and watching her grandchildren running around and keeping her young at heart. She will be loved and remembered by all.
Antoinette is survived by her son, Daniel R. (Lisa) West of North Baltimore; and daughter, Theresa L. West of Lakewood, OH. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Kathy, Allen, Daniel Jr., Seth, Liam, and Dylan West; 4 step-grandchildren, Cody Moore, Stephen, Samantha, and Brooke Wells; and 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Clancy; sisters, Patricia Fenster, Loretta Masterson, and Minnie Masterson.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepard, North Baltimore, OH. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday until the time of service. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Antoinette’s name may be made to the Bridge Home Health and Hospice.
Phaedra Lynn James, 53, of Findlay, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her residence. Phaedra was born on February 5, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois to Theodore James and Marlene Alexander. Phaedra graduated from Owens Community College with Honor’s and was currently working for Kuss Filtration.
Phaedra is survived by her children, Chashauna James, Dominic (fiance’ Neera Gupta) James, and D’on Cortez Stinson; 6 grandchildren, Isaiah, Issys, Israel, Sana, and Isaac, Jr. Moore, and Raja James; her mother, Marlene Alexander; stepfather, Steven Hill; brothers, Anthony (Misty), Ken, William, and Theodore James; sister, Michelle James; aunts, Jean Stewart, Naomi and Kennie James, and Betty Powell; dear friend of 47 years, Dawn Cole; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends that loved her very much. Phaedra was preceded in death by her son, Trey D. James; and grandparents, William and Cathy Bates, and Robert and Roberta James.
Friends and family may visit on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Phaedra’s name may be made to the family in c/o of the funeral home
Mary Louise Flanagan, age 85, was called home to Heaven by her Savior on Saturday, February 25, 2017. From her birth in Johnstown, PA in 1931 to her death on Saturday, she nourished people around her with her love and faith. She was the only surviving child born to Malcolm Murray and Frances Belle (Summers) Poorman. After graduation from Southmont High School, she attended Otterbein College in Delaware, OH, earning Bachelor’s Degrees in both Home Economics and Speech & Theater in 1953. Following her graduation she moved to Northwest Ohio as a graduate teaching assistant in Speech & Theater at BGSU.
Coming to Findlay, OH as Director of Christian Education for St. Mark’s UM Church, she met and married violinist David Clair Flanagan, strings teacher in the Findlay City Schools in 1955. After his death in 1966, she began her teaching career with fourth grade students at Northview Elementary School where she taught for over 20 years. She ended her career with six years at Jefferson Elementary School, teaching three years of fourth graders and then second graders.
After her retirement, MaryLou generously gave her time in volunteer service, working many years with Alzheimer’s daycare, first at St. John’s Lutheran Church and then at Birchaven. She served on the Board of Trustees of Mission Possible, sponsoring schools and churches in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. By 2002, she had traveled on mission trips to Haiti 15 times. Ever one to invest her life in younger generations, her sponsorship of various students and teachers included Pastor/Evangelist Herve` Pierre of St. Marc, Haiti, and artist Widler Germain. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church.
Left to honor and remember her are MaryLou’s and David’s three daughters, Eileen (Richard) Rufenacht of Defiance, OH, Betty Jean Flanagan of Findlay, and Joyce (Steve Steiner) Flanagan of Madison, IN; six grandchildren, Caleb (Justine Ludwig) Mathern, David Rufenacht, Christen (Alex Panek) Mathern, Rachel (Andrew) Moores, Wesley (Elena) Mathern, and Emily Mathern; and two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Holden Mathern; as well as several nieces and nephews and countless dear friends, former students and associates. MaryLou was preceded in death by her parents, a still-born brother, and her husband David. She will be remembered as a bright, shining light in the various schools and churches she served.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 3 at 1:00 pm at New Life Assembly of God, 3120 Norcrest St, Findlay, OH with the Rev. Dutch VanderVlucht officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (12 Noon – 1 p.m.). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in MaryLou’s name to Mission Possible (ourmissionispossible.org) or the Findlay City Schools orchestral program. The Flanagan family extends gratitude to all the staff at the Heritage Estates for the loving support given to our mother. Hufford Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.