Jeanne E. Bosworth, 51, of Findlay, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Daughter of Richard A. and Kathryn (Kempher) Hayes, she was born December 11, 1964 in Findlay, OH. Jeanne married Timothy Bosworth and they later divorced.
Jeanne was a 1983 graduate of McComb High School and attended Owens Community College, BGSU, and the University of Findlay. She enjoyed the ocean, her German Shepherds, and traveling. Jeanne was an avid NASCAR and football fan cheering on the Ohio State and Miami Dolphins.
Jeanne is survived by her mother Kathryn; brother, John (Karen) Hayes of Findlay, OH; sister, Rachelle Hayes of Kirby, OH; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard A. Hayes.
A Celebration of Jeanne’s Life will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 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 contributions can be made to the family in care of Hufford Family Funeral Home.
Paul M. Bugbee, 66, of Findlay, passed peacefully Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Blanchard Valley Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was born September 15, 1950 to the late Paul H. Bugbee and Dolores (Weyandt) Drabik who survives.
Paul was a life member of AMVETS. He loved the Detroit Tigers, golfing, and traveling west to visit family, friends, and hit the casinos. He enjoyed a variety of music, especially rock & roll and big band. Paul retired from Chrysler after 30 years and worked part-time as a delivery driver for Ohio Automotive. He proudly served in the Air National Guard in the 180th Tactical Fighter Group as Sargent from 1969- 1975 before being honorably discharged.
Paul is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marilyn Bugbee; his 3 sons, Jon Bugbee, Joe Bugbee, and Jason Richey; favorite daughter, Heather Essinger (Ken Mosher); grandsons, Jody, Tyler, and Spencer Richey, Austin Essinger (Jazmine Waller); granddaughters, Madison, and Evelyn Essinger. He is also survived by brothers, Jerry (Sharon) Bugbee, Mark (Donna) Bugbee; sisters, Janet Paquette, Sandy Drabik-Collins, Cindy (Frank) McFarland; many nieces and nephews and a lot of friends. Paul was preceded in death by step-father, Art Drabik; niece, Allison Badgley; and brother-in-law, D. Michael Collins.
Friends and family may visit on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Msgr. Mike Hohenbrink officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Michael the Archangel School Educational Foundation, 750 Bright Rd., Findlay, Ohio 45840 or a charity of the donor’s choice. The Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad will perform full military rites.
Steve K. Kempher, 63, of Findlay, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Heritage Manor. He was born on October 9, 1952 to the late Robert and Audrey M. (Gearing) Kempher. Steve married Terri Hemker and they later divorced.
Steve worked at Ohio Automotive and retired after 25 years of service. He enjoyed cooking, college football, cars, and taking care of his yard.
Steve is survived by his two daughters, Ashley Kempher of Cincinnati, and Amy Kempher of Findlay; brother, Mike (Sue) Kempher of Findlay; and a sister, Sally Wise of Findlay. In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Kempher; and a Brother-in-law, Bob Wise.
At Steve’s request, all services will be private. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to the Bridge Home Health and Hospice.
Milton Harold Weyer III, 44, of Findlay, peacefully passed away September 13, 2016 at Bridge Hospice Care Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 9, 1971 in Bluffton, OH to Milton H. Weyer Jr. and Barbara A. (Price) Dean-Nelson. He married Linda S. Colvin on June 5, 1994 and together they raised three wonderful sons; Andrew of Monticello, IA, Mikhael of Findlay, OH, and PFC Alex (Tiffany) Weyer of Ft. Campbell, KY.
Milton graduated from Arlington High School and attended Lincoln Technical Institute earning his Associate’s degree. He was employed at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company and worked as a tire builder. Milton was a proud member of the United Steel Workers Local 207L. He would root for the Florida Gators and his favorite NASCAR driver was Matt Kenseth. He loved to camp, loved his dogs, and enjoyed gardening. Most important, Milton loved spending time with his family and cherished his time spent with his granddaughter Sophia, better known to him as his “Chunky Monkey”.
In addition to his loving wife Linda of 22 years, and his children, Milton is also survived by his mother Barbara; one grandchild, Sophia Weyer; brothers, Marcus Price, Mallory Sweet, and Drew Fox; sister, Samantha (Carols) Gonzales; seven nieces; and seven nephews. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Harry and Sharon Colvin; brother-in-law’s, Matthew (Kristine) Colvin, and David Colvin. Milton was preceded in death by his father Milton H. Weyer Jr.; grandparents, Milton and Frieda Weyer; Harry B. and Beatrice M. Price.
Friends and family may visit on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor Jim Klausing officiating. Memorial contributions in Milton’s name may be made to Cancer Patient Services or the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.
Jimmy Benjamin, 84, of Findlay, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. He was born on February 15, 1932 in Mt. Blanchard, OH to the late Orville C. and Hazel M. (Hickle) Benjamin. Jimmy married Anneliese T. (Sternberger) Benjamin on December 24, 1952 and she survives him in Findlay.
Jimmy proudly served his country in the U. S. Army from 1948 – 1952 serving in Germany before being honorably discharged. He started working for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company and retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and a life member of United Steel Workers Local 207 Rubber Workers Union. Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and birdwatching, as well as spending time with his family. He was devoted to his dog Maxx, and the two were well known in the neighborhood.
In addition to his loving wife, Anneliese, of 64 years, Jimmy is survived by his two daughters, Laurie (John) Kodysh of Toledo, OH, and Karen (John) Zoll of Southampton, Ontario; six grandchildren, Robert (Beth), Jeffrey, Stephen (Angela), and Jane Kodysh, Jacob, and Jonah Zoll; two great-grandchildren, Rachael, and Olivia Kodysh. Jimmy was preceded in death by brothers, John C., and William David Benjamin; sisters, Nellie Marie Smith-Price, and Martha May Spoon, and a grandson, David Paul Kodysh.
It was Jimmy’s wishes all services be kept private. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Interment will take place at a later date in Zion Bloom Cemetery, Vanlue, OH. Memorial contributions in Jimmy’s name may be made to CASA of Hancock County, 211 E. Front St., Findlay, Ohio 45840 (419) 424-3262 or the Hancock County Humane Society, 4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Nathan “Nate” Andrew Gibson, 38, of Findlay, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. He was born on April 12, 1978 in Findlay, OH to Danny R. and Debra “Deb” (Howard) Gibson.
Nate was a graduate of Findlay High School and later attended Bowling Green State University. He had a career in restaurant management for several years and most recently worked at Whirlpool Corporation. Nate enjoyed camping and fishing, and was an excellent cook. He was an avid Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Nate loved playing games, going to the movies, and spending quality time with his son.
Nate was dedicated, hard-working and an encourager-at-heart. He was kind, positive, and fun-loving. Nate will be remembered for his love and devotion for his family, especially his son.
Nate is survived by his beloved son, Noah Andrew Gibson; father, Danny; two sisters, Tiffany (Michael) Carrel of Galena, OH, and Bethany (Andy) Cantrell of Findlay, OH; nieces and nephews, Megan, Joshua, and Ethan Carrel of Galena, OH, Maddie, and Beckett Cantrell of Findlay, OH. He was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Gibson.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor Mike McClurg officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions to an educational fund for Noah can be made to Impact Credit Union, 11814 Allen Township Road 100, Findlay, Ohio 45840, (419-423-3764).
Lois M. Brown, 87, of Findlay, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Fox Run Manor. She was born on November 17, 1928 in Amsterdam, New York to the late Alfred and Martha (Arendt) VanWie.
Lois graduated from Amsterdam High School and worked as manager/bookkeeper in retail.
Lois is survived by daughter, Kathleen Sammons; brother, Kenneth (Bonnie) VanWie; one grandchild, Heather (Tom) Hagans; and two great-grandchildren, Samantha, and TJ Hagans. She is also survived by nieces, Darlene (David) Hanchar, and Rebecca Weiderman; nephew, Jason (Christina) VanWie; one grand-niece, and five grand-nephews.
A celebration of Lois’ life will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Blanchard House, 2000 N. Blanchard St., Findlay. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Interment will take place at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, New York. Memorial contributions in Lois’s name may be made to Teddy’s Rescue, on their website at, www.teddysrescue.org.
Ricardo Betancourt, 66, of Findlay, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on March 30, 1950 in Mercedes, Texas to the late Guadalupe and Juanita (Quiroga) Betancourt. On June 23, 1990 he married Donna Lazenby and she survives him in Findlay.
Ricardo proudly served his country in the US Marine from 1970 – 1973 before being honorably discharged. He retired from the US Postal Service after 30 years of service. Ricardo was a member of the DAV, Amvets, VFW, and the Moose Lodge 698 in Findlay. He discovered a passion in karaoke and loved to sing “La Bamba” and Frank Sinatra songs.
In addition to his loving wife of 26 years, Donna, Ricardo is survived by his son, Ricky Betancourt of Toledo, OH; one grandchild, Isaac Betancourt; brothers, Armando (Helen) Losoya, Sev (Katie) Losoya, Guadalupe (Lupita) Betancourt, and Dennis (Dawn) Betancourt; sisters, Gloria (Dennis) Ray, and Ellie (Dennis) O’Connor. He was preceded in death by brother, Rene Losoya; sister, Olga Losoya; and mother-in-law, Marie Lazenby.
Friends and family may visit on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service, at the funeral home, will be held at 4 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Chaplin Elizabeth Kelly officiating. The Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial Squad will perform full military rites. Memorial contributions in Ricardo’s name may be made to the Ellanor Dana Cancer Center, 3000 Arlington Ave, MS 1151, Toledo, Ohio 43614.
Marcille “Sis” Guear, 91, of Findlay, peacefully passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Bridge Hospice Care Center surrounded by 5 generations of her loving family. She was born on February 27, 1925 in Jenera, OH to the late Ira and Mary E. (Sheriff) Heldman. She married Ralph D. Guear and he preceded her in death on August 1, 2011.
Marcille was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Findlay. She was fun loving and famous for loving her grandchildren so much that each one felt they were her favorite. She served most of her life as a mother and home maker but always fondly remembered the year she spent during World War II as “Rosie the Riveter” at the National Electrical Carbon plant in Fostoria. Marcille also worked a number of years at the egg house.
Marcille is survived by daughters, Sarah Mize, Janet (Wolfgang) Michalke, and Rebecca (Ronald) Goble; grandchildren, Melanie Donaldson, Bonnie Rice, Jeffrey Craig, Nathaniel Davidson, Thomas Mize, Tammy Mize, Tanya Chew, Melinda Kloster, Jeremy Michalke, Eric Michalke, Heather Gardner, Todd Guear, Andrew Goble, and Logan Goble; 31 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald, and Paul Heldman. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws, Betty Heldman, and Edna Guear; and brother-in-law, William Keeler. Marcille was preceded in death by daughter, Judith Craig; grandchild, Paul Dunn; sister, Laura Keeler; and brothers, Matthew, John, Adelbert, Harvey, and Louis Heldman.
Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 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 Wednesday, August 31 with visitation one hour prior (10 – 11 a.m.) at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2300 Northridge Rd, Findlay, OH 45840, with Pastor Robert Krueger officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Lutheran cemetery in Jenera. Memorial contributions in Marcille’s name may be made to the Bridge Home Health and Hospice.
Jack Park, 92, of Findlay, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born August 2nd, 1924 to John and Helen (Hapeman) Park in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The family moved from White Haven in the Pocono Mountains to Findlay in 1936.
Following his service in World War II, Jack married Colleen VanWormer of Findlay in a double wedding held on Easter Sunday 1948 and shared with Colleen’s cousin Bill Phillips and Anna Rose Ward at the Howard Methodist Church. Preceded in death by Colleen in 2014 and by his son Danny in 1960, Jack is survived by his son Jerry.
As an ambulance driver and chauffeur for the U.S. Fifth Army, Jack served in the North African and Italian campaigns, then entered Japan with his occupation unit just following V-J Day. A happy, solid man always ready with a joke or song to share, Jack worked alongside his father John and thereafter some 35 years our region’s explosives for the Atlas Powder Company of Wilmington, Delaware. He loved this job and after retirement helped manage Northern Ohio Explosives in nearby Forest. Jack enjoyed his working camaraderie with colleagues while driving countless loads of explosives to stone quarries and construction projects.
Gathering for coffee and chatting with old friends at Bread Kneads was special for Jack, as was lunching with the gang at Southside Family Restaurant. Jack was a 60-year member of Masonic Lodge #224 of Findlay, and also a life member of Arlington’s VFW Post 4510. He belonged to the Classes of 1943 and 1946 at Findlay High School.
Jack’s family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the wonderful volunteers and staff of Bridge Hospice, and also to Tiffany Moore, a great friend and patient advocate so supportive during Jack and Colleen’s final years.
A memorial service for Jack will be held at Howard United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27th with Pastor David To and Ms. Marianne Higley officiating. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. A private burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials in Jack’s name may be made to Howard United Methodist Church or to Bridge Home Health & Hospice of Findlay.