Obituaries


Sheila Finchum (1947-2022)

Shelia K. Finchum, 74, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, in her home, surrounded by her family, after courageously battling lung cancer for the past six months. Shelia…


Roy Koerner (1936-2022)

Koerner, Roy E., beloved husband for 55 years of the late Judy (nee Brady) Koerner, passed away on May 29 at the age of 85. He was the loving father of…


Paul Steele (1950-2022)

Paul Steele passed peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio following a brief illness. Paul graduated from Hilltop in 1969. His father, Don Steele, instilled the love of flying and his mother,…


Wayne Williams (1927-2022)

FAYETTE, OH – Wayne Revere Williams, 94, a lifelong resident of Fayette, Ohio died Sunday evening, June 5, 2022, at CHP Inpatient Hospice in Defiance. Born July 30, 1927, in Pioneer,…


Nellie Varble (1944-2022)

Nellie Sue (Terrell) Varble, age 77, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, June 4, 2022 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born December 20, 1944 in Corbin,…


Kim Weber (1956-2022)

Kim McCance Weber, age 65, of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Delta, Ohio, passed away Thursday morning, June 2, 2022, at Mercy Health Center in Glandorf, Ohio. Kim was born September 20,…


Lawrence Soles (1942-2022)

  Lawrence LeRoy Soles, age 79, of Stryker, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Montpelier, Ohio. Prior to his retirement in 2008, he had worked for…


Bobby Michoff (1935-2022)

  Bobby Michoff, age 86, passed away at 3:27 P.M. on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance. He was a veteran of the United States…


Betty Chaffee (1931-2022)

Betty R. Chaffee, age 90, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Betty worked at Allied Moulded in Bryan for 25…


David “Doc” Hauer (1957-2022)

David Raymond “Doc” Hauer, age 64, of Montpelier, was called home to sing with Jesus on May 26, 2022, with his loving family at his side. David was born in Hillsdale,…


Cathy Gerken (1954-2022)

Cathy Gerken, age 68, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning, June 1, 2022, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 7, 1954, to the late…


Beverly Wanemacher (1935-2022)

Beverly A. Wanemacher, 86, died on June 1, 2022, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. Beverly was born December 2, 1935, to Donald and Ruth (Hahn) Bernath. On…


Rachael Metz (1953-2022)

Rachael A. Metz, age 69, of Albion, Indiana, died at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Orchard Pointe Health Care in Kendallville, Indiana, after a brief illness. She was…



Nancy Hill (1941-2022)

Nancy G. (Jenkins) Hill, age 81, of Wauseon, passed away on May 31, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Toledo. Nancy was a homemaker and worked as a meat wrapper at…


Gene Ferrell (1942-2022)

Gene Ferrell of Mobile, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Foley, Alabama. He was born in Mobile on Sept. 2,…


Arlen Horton (1941-2022)

  Arlen K. Horton, 80, of Stryker, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. He was born on December 4, 1941 in…


Gary McCarty (1971-2022)

Gary Ray McCarty, age 50, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from injuries sustained in an accident near Melbern, Ohio. Gary was a graduate of Pensacola High…


Joel Best (1962-2022)

Joel D. Best, age 59, of Blakeslee, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at his home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. Joel was an auto…