Norma J. Doyle, 86, of Findlay, passed away Thursday, October 20 2016 at Birchaven Village. She was born on April 26, 1930 in Findlay, OH to the late Ignatius C. and Elizabeth (Kintsle) Pahl. Norma married her high school sweetheart, Charles Arthur Doyle and shared 50 years of her life with her loving husband.
Norma was a devoted mother to her seven children and grandchildren going to every event she could attend. She graduated from Findlay High School and was always proud of her employment as the first female employee at Dietsch Brothers during her high school years. Norma worked at Ohio Bell as a telephone operator and later owned her own answering service, Answering Associates. She was also a Girl Scout leader and a gym teacher at St. Michael’s school where she was a member of the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the nurses, aides, and staff at Birchaven for the wonderful kindness and care that Norma received while there.
Norma is survived by her sons, Chris, Phillip (Julie), Patrick; daughters, Cheryl (John Dibling), Sandy (Tim) Hord, Connie Niemeyer, and Linda (Paul Ramos); 19 grandchildren, Shawn, Shane, Karina, Cole, Josh, Jeremy, Preston, Alexa, Lauren, Charlie, Michelle, Christy, Candy, Jenny, Jacob, Bradlee, Brandon, BreAnna, Britany; and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert Pahl; and sister, Mary Collett. In addition to her husband Charles, Norma was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Kenneth Pahl, and Ned Pahl.
Friends and family may visit on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500), where a Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Downtown Church on West Main Cross St., Findlay, OH. Monsignor Michael Hohenbrink will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be held in the St. Michael Parish Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in Norma’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Michael the Archangel Church.
Randy Edward Dick, age 55 of Gowen, MI (formerly of Findlay, OH), passed away peacefully Friday, October 14, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Randy was born in Findlay to Keith and Rosezella (Eckman) Dick on February 15, 1961. They both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Lee Roy Iteen. Randy was a 1978 graduate of Liberty-Benton High School. He retired from the city of Findlay Water Treatment Plant as Assistant Operator. Randy married Lee Ann Leeper and they later divorced. He is survived by his only son, Ryan (Angel) Dick of West Virginia, who Randy loved very much; grandsons, Daniel, Gage, and Connor; siblings, Cathy Iteen of Gowen, Luann McBride of Findlay (Stan Friedrich of Texas), Cheryl Preston (Dale) of Findlay, and Gary (Deborah) Dick of Findlay; nieces and nephews, Anne (Jim) Byard, Mark (Mara) Iteen, Leann (William) Paiz, and Lee (Jennifer) Iteen, Jr., all of Michigan, Beth Pinheiro (Leo) of Rhode Island, Matthew McBride of North Dakota, and Natalie Preston, Nathan Preston, Jeremy (Lisa) Dick, and Amber Dick, all of Findlay; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Randy will be remembered for his kind heart, which was as big as his smile, and for his fighting spirit (also known as stubbornness). He loved to hunt and fish, and played cards every week with the great friends he made in Michigan. Randy was a self-taught artist and guitar player, and loved old-time country music. He was a big University of Michigan and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. A memorial service celebrating Randy’s life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Hufford Family Funeral Home (1500 Manor Hill Road, Findlay, OH 45840), Pastor Will Miller officiating. Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of one’s choice.
Janette (Jan) Sue Scott, 65, of Findlay, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born on December 26, 1950 in Findlay, OH to the late Kenneth Pelton and Hazel L. (Shaffer) Willier. Jan married Steven Scott on January 1, 1969, they were later divorced in 1990.
Jan graduated from Findlay High School in 1969. She was an avid reader and History buff. She especially enjoyed books about Kings and Queens. She loved to study her Bible and enjoyed traveling to Amish country, savoring their food and culture. She also enjoyed playing cards with the Blanchard House girls. Most importantly, Jan loved her family and friends, spending time with them, laughing and having fun. Jan was obsessed with her grandchildren and cherished every moment she had with them.
Janette is survived by her son, Eric Steven Scott (Ashley LaRoche) of Carey, OH; daughter, Kelly Sue Scott (Desiree Brown) of Findlay, OH; grandchildren, Zachary, Keightly, Alexander, Sabrina, Mackenize, Jacob, Steven, Lily, Eli, McKayla, Joseph, and Lukas; 1 great-grandchild, Zendaiah. She is also survived by sister, Lannette (Lily) Pelton; and cousins, Sue Mercer of Cygnet, OH, and Carolyn Romaker of Bowling Green, OH. In addition to her parents, Janette was preceded in death by her adopted father, Norman Willier.
Friends and family may visit on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 1 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 7 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 Tuesday, October 18 at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Klausing officiating. Interment will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Jan’s name may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (www.themmrf.org).
Nancy Jean Janton, 70, of Findlay, was called to the Lord October 3, 2016 at Birchaven Village suffering from Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma. She was born on September 17, 1946 in New Haven, Ohio to the late James and Louise (McLane) Cline of Berlin Heights, Ohio. Nancy married Michael Janton and he survives her in Findlay.
Nancy grew up on the family farm in Berlin Heights. She graduated from Ohio University in 1968 where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science. Her career included teaching Home Economics in the Upper Arlington City Schools, a long stint as a Consumer Credit Councilor in Colorado Springs, Colorado and teaching Early Childhood Education to juniors and seniors at Millstream Career and Technology Center, in the Findlay City Schools. Nancy’s passions included her daughters, knitting, sewing, creative cooking/baking and travel and for several years before her passing, ran a small craft show business “Knittens” where she manufactured and sold mittens made from recycled sweaters. She was the founder of the Tome Travelers book club which continues. Nancy was an active member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church participating in Kathryn Circle and the church craft bazaar. Nancy’s captivating smile and always friendly demeanor was infectious and she made many friends in Findlay and many new friends among residents and staff at Birchaven Village in her 14 month on and off stay.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Robert Hollis, Dr. Sharon Cole, Dr. Christian Jacobus, Dr. Lisa Knor, the staff of The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University, Bridge Hospice, and the staff of Birchaven Village for their kind and professional care.
Nancy is survived by husband Michael; daughters, Graciana and Marciana Janton, all of Findlay. She is also survived by brother, Kenneth (Vern) Cline of Murphysboro, ILL; sisters, Melinda (Charles) Rielly of Altamont, NY, Marilyn (Craig) Finnen of Berlin Heights, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) with Pastor Larry Kreps officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior (2 – 4 p.m.) to the service at the funeral home. A private family interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven, OH. Memorial contributions in Nancy’s name may be made to The James Cancer Hospital, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 or Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Ln., Findlay, OH 45840
James J. Ruffing, 67, of Findlay and formerly of Carey, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on December 22, 1948 in Findlay, OH to Joe and June (Eingle) Ruffing. James married Janette Alt and she survives him in Findlay.
James retired from Findlay Ford after 14 years of service. He enjoyed watching old western and Elvis movies and listen to Elvis music as well. He also loved to watch the Ohio State Football and basketball games. Mostly, James cherished his time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Janette, James is survived by his father Joe of Carey; daughter, Mary Ann (Jason) Cortney of Fostoria; son, John Ruffing of Findlay; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Robert Ruffing of Carey, and Daniel Ruffing of Sycamore; and a sister, Barb (Paul) Snyder of Carey. James was preceded in death by his mother, June Ruffing.
Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, October 4, 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 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5 at the funeral home with Fr. Kenneth Alt officiating. Interment will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions in James’s name may be made to Cancer Patient Services, Century Health, Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio, or to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.
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.