Carey “Skip” McCartney, 73

Carey “Skip” McCartney, 73, of Van Buren, passed away at 3:27 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019…

Carey “Skip” McCartney, 73, of Van Buren, passed away at 3:27 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

He was born on February 22, 1946, in Findlay, OH to the late Homer and Eva
(Snyder) McCartney. He married Mary Jane Claybaugh on May 28, 1968 and she survives. 

Skip is also survived by his sons: Clay (Beth) McCartney of Bowling Green,
Guy (Chasity) McCartney of Van Buren, and Will (Kelly) McCartney of North
Baltimore; his sisters: Shirley Thomas of North Baltimore, Doris Bouillon
of Oak Harbor, Barb Hesse of Oak Harbor, and Sharon Crouse of North
Baltimore; his beloved grandchildren: Macy, Kelly, Marly, Jace, Mia,
Camden, and Emerson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gail and Helen Claybaugh; his sisters-in-law: Sue (Dr. Tom) Perry of Kettering, Nancy (Jim) Wymer, and Lisa Claybaugh; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law: Bill Crouse, Robert Hesse, and Everett Thomas. 

Skip retired in 2008 from Ball Metal Manufacturing after 34 years. He was
a member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore and
Sons of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. He was the former
President of the Findlay Racing Pigeon Club. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, March 25, 2019, at St.
Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, with Pastor Ralph
Mineo officiating. Burial will be in Bethel/Ten Mile Cemetery. Visitation
will be held Sunday from 12:00-4:00pm at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, and for 1 hour (10-11am) prior to the service at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran
Church, North Baltimore. Online condolences may be expressed at
www.smithcrates.com.

John F. “Jack” Miller, 86

Passed away March 16, 2019….

John F. “Jack” Miller, 86, of North Baltimore, passed away at 7:45 p.m.,
Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North
Baltimore. He was born on November 24, 1932, in Wayne, OH to the late
William and Francis (Priest) Miller.  

“Jack” Miller

Jack is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Gladys Baney of Hoytville;
and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers:
Kevin and William Miller; and his sisters: Norma Jean Laibe and Donna Mae
Waltermier.

Jack was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served our country in the Korean
War.  

All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to the Briar Hill Health Campus Activities Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Winifred (Barb) Barbara Toth-Greeno, age 84, NB

…passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

Winifred (Barb) Barbara Toth-Greeno, age 84, of North Baltimore, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

Barb was born on May 20, 1934, to the late Clarence and Hildigard (Haas) Peters. On December 25, 1953, she married her first husband Joseph Toth and he preceded her in death on June 25, 1992. She later married Robert Greeno, Sr. on November 25, 2015, and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2019.

Barb worked most of her life as a homemaker and she often helped Joe work on the farm. Surviving, are Barb’s two daughters: Barbara Naus of Mexico Beach, FL, and Pamela (Carl) Phillips, McComb; two brothers: Joe (Grace) Peters, and Bernard Peters; four sisters: Martha (John) Cisco-Stevenson, Mary (John) Sapp, Joyce (Bill) Belton, and Judy Arrington; 6 grandchildren: Jason Naus, Stephanie Kern, Brian Garvey, Christopher Phillips, Danielle Roeder, and Lee Phillips; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sisters: Carol Sharp, Walburga Nixon, Chris Krone, and Connie Hatton; and brothers: Sonny and Gary Peters.

Barb loved farming, and her dogs: Buddy and Timmy. She was a homemaker and was affectionately known as the “bikini lady” around North Baltimore.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Maranatha Bible Church, Van Buren.

Visitation will be held prior to the funeral services from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. Burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Arrangements are being handled by SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.smithcrates.com.

Edward “Eddie” Bear, 22, of Hoytville

…passed away, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in McComb from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Edward “Eddie” Bear, 22, of Hoytville, passed away, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in McComb from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born on August 13, 1996, in Bowling Green to Edward, Jr. and Karie (Wildman) Bear and they survive in Hoytville.

Eddie is also survived by his sisters: Jestine Bear of Bloomdale, Abigail (Aaron) Perales of Fostoria, and Lindsey Scholidon of Fostoria; his maternal grandfather, John (Susan) Wildman of Fostoria; his maternal grandmother, Faye Wildman of Fostoria; his paternal grandmother, Pat Bear of North Baltimore; and his niece, Jocelyn Kleopfer.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Bear, Sr.

Eddie was a Truck Driver for Josh Barnhisel Trucking in Hoytville. He will be remembered for his positive influence on others and his ability to make everyone laugh.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with his grandfather Pastor John Wildman officiating.

Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm, Monday March 18 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Randall F. “Randy” Freeland, 66

…of Findlay passed away March 3, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Randall “Randy” Freeland of Findlay passed away March 3, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

He was born on July 30, 1952 to Frank and Margaret (Whitecotten) Freeland of North Baltimore. Randy is survived by his sister, Sondra Baumgardner of Findlay, OH; his caregiver, Lisa Robinson; and many nieces and nephews. Randy also leaves behind his beloved furry pets, Callie and Gigi.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Ronnie Freeland and Roger Freeland; and his brother-in-law, Jack Baumgardner. He was also preceded in death by his beloved nephews: Toby and Mikey Baumgardner.

Randy retired from Baumgardner Oil and then worked at Equity Meats of North Baltimore. One of Randy’s favorite pastimes was going to the race tracks with his brother Roger to watch his nephew David, “Probracket“, burn up the tracks. He was a racing fan, especially of John Force.

He also enjoyed cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Randy enjoyed the time he spent with his buddies and telling stories. He enjoyed his visits with his great-nieces, Rylee and Josie Freeland. He also liked spending time fishing at Lake Erie and Lake Michigan.

The family would like to thank Bridge Home Health & Hospice for their care of Randy.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 11, from 5:00-8:00pm and one hour before the funeral service, which will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, March 12.

Visitation at the funeral service will be at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Reverend Ralph Mineo will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.coldrencrates.com

Sharon K. Allgire, 74, Bloomdale

Sharon K. Allgire, 74, of Bloomdale, passed away at 10:10 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

Sharon K. Allgire, 74, of Bloomdale, passed away at 10:10 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

She was born on July 31, 1944, in Findlay, to the late Alban and Alice (Monroe) Morehart. She married Maurice A. Allgire on October 2, 1961, and he preceded her in death on October 25, 2018.

Sharon is survived by her sons: Jeff (Stacy) Allgire of Jenera, and Bumper (Jamie) Allgire of Bloomdale; her daughters: Angel (Roger) Sanchez of Findlay, and Niki (Kenny) Workman of Fostoria; her step-son, Nick (Tonya) Lamb of Rudolph; her brother, Ron Morehart of Toledo; her sister, Deanna Van Wormer of Findlay; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was her brother-in-law, Clyde Van Wormer.

Sharon retired from the Findlay YMCA Youth Child Development Center. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Bloomdale and was a former Beautician. She was a graduate of Owen Community College, and was a former Life Guard at Riverside Pool in Findlay.

She enjoyed crocheting blankets, bingo, bowling, and volleyball, but her greatest love in life was spending time with her family.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Chaplain Kathy Fenimore officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA Youth Child Development Center, Findlay.

Online condolence may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Kevin L. Nungester, 63

Passed away at 8:34pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019

Kevin L. Nungester, 63, of Findlay and formerly of North Baltimore, passed away at 8:34pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born on May 4, 1955, in Bowling Green to the late Virgil and Eileen (Barringer) Nungester.  He married Mary Hurst on October 6, 1979, and she survives. 

Kevin is also survived by his daughters: Amanda (Armando Pena, Jr.)
Nungester of Findlay and Tabitha (Billy) Siferd of McComb; his sisters:
Luella Henning of Bairdstown and Vivian Hackworth of Findlay; his
grandchildren: Tre, Destiny, Gabrielle, Armando III, McKenzy and Bryson; his great-grandchildren: Kamryn and Keaton. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Nungester; and his sister,
Phyllis Kerr.  

Kevin had worked at the Cookie Factory in McComb and later worked from Clark American Lincoln in Bowling Green.  He was a former member of the North Baltimore Fraternal Order of Eagles #2633.  He was an avid fan of drag racing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. 

All services will be private.  Arrangements are entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. 

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 
Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.

William R. “Bill” Mareches, 69, Bloomdale

… of Bloomdale, passed away at his residence at 5:40am on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

William R. “Bill” Mareches, 69, of Bloomdale, passed away at his residence at 5:40am on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

He was born on July 3, 1949, in Fostoria to the late William J. and Opal (Weiker) Mareches. He married Amy Bechstein on June 24, 1972, and she survives. Bill is also survived by his children: William “Bill” (Barb) Mareches, Dawn (Dillon) Welker, and Mark (Cami) Mareches, all of Bloomdale; his beloved grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Kylie, Mackenzie, Brady, Case, and Gage; his brother, Robert Mareches of Bloomdale; and his niece and nephew: Chrissy Mareches and John Joseph “Joey” Mareches. He was also preceded in death by his brother, John Joseph Mareches.

Bill retired from Magnesium Electron (Spectrulite Consortium), and had formerly worked from A&P in Bloomdale, where he was one of the last employees to leave. He also had worked for Bloom Township, Maurice Hines Farms, Ray Myers Construction and Boullard Construction. He frequently referred to himself as a “jack of all trades and a master of none”.

Bill was a lifelong farmer, a 1967 graduate of Elmwood High School, and a U.S. Army Veteran. He loved being outdoors and the yearly family vacations to Michigan.

He was a life member of the Bloomdale Fire Department, where he served for 28 years. He was a former member of the Bloomdale K of P, North Baltimore Fraternal Order of Eagles #2633, and North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Father Art Niewiadomski officiating.

Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.

Visitation will be held from 3:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomdale Volunteer Fire Department and/or Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Max L. Flaugher, 91

Passed away at 10:19
p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019…

Max L. Flaugher, 91, a lifetime Bloomdale resident, passed away at 10:19
p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Woodhaven Health Care, Bowling Green.


 He was born on June 18, 1927, in Bloomdale to the late Clyde and Alta
(Rose) Flaugher.  He married Imogene Flowers on October 6, 1957, and she
preceded him in death on March 18, 1990.  

Max is survived by his sons: Todd Flaugher of Bloomdale and Brian Flaugher of Findlay; his daughter, Jill (Rory) Fitch of Bloomdale; his beloved
grandchildren: Courtney (Rick) Irick of Hilliard, Nathaniel “Scud” Fitch
of Findlay and Jack Flaugher of Findlay; his great-granddaughter, Ava
Irick; a special niece, Paula (Jerry) Schoenfeld of Clyde.  

He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Wilbur and Harold Jack
Flaugher; his sister, Margaret Samsal.  

Max retired as an Industrial Arts Teacher in 1981 from Elmwood High
School.  He was the former Transportation Supervisor for the Elmwood
School system, and also had driven school bus until 2009.  Max was the
time keeper for the Elmwood High School home football games until 2015
after 53 years.  He was an avid and active Elmwood Athletic fan, booster
and supporter.  One of his most prized and proud accomplishments was
having received a lifetime athletic pass to all Northwest District
athletic events.  

Max was a U.S. Army Veteran having served our country in the Korean War. 
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomdale, member of the K of P in Bloomdale, and was a former Bloomdale Village Council Member. He enjoyed gardening, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.

The family would like to thank Woodhaven Health Care for all of the care
they provided Max during his time there.  

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Ron Merritt officiating.  Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery.  Full military rites
will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.  

Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, at SMITH-CRATES
FUNERAL HOME.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elmwood Local Schools for an
electronic school sign.  Online condolences may be expressed at
www.smithcrates.com

Iona Crouse Cameron, 79, NB

…under the care of Ohio
Living Hospice, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, February 10, 2019


Iona Crouse Cameron, 79, of North Baltimore, and under the care of Ohio
Living Hospice, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, February 10, 2019, at
the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore.

She was born in her grandmother’s house in North Baltimore on January 6, 1940, to the late William and Lorelia “Shorty” (Bechtel) Crouse.  Iona married her high school sweetheart, Malcom Cameron shortly after graduation from North Baltimore High School, and he preceded her in death.

Iona is survived by her beloved children: Ivona “Ivy” (Mark) DeWulf of
North Baltimore, Malcom Lynn Cameron of North Baltimore, William Lee
(Trisha) Cameron of North Baltimore, Robert Lynn (Allison) Cameron of
Owensboro, KY, Ronda (Brent Palmer) Cameron of North Baltimore and Chris (Carmella Roberts) Cameron of Findlay; her life partner, Dan Coykendall’s children: Natalie Jordan, Holly Slater and Jimmy Coykendall; her sister, Carol (Don) Smith; her lifetime special friend, Evonne Vanaman McConnell; her 12 grandchildren and 16 greast-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her sister-in-law, Sherry Crouse of North Baltimore.

Iona’s focus in life was to raise her 6 children and see that they had
happy and prosperous lives.  To know Iona was to love her and she never
met a person she didn’t try to help.  She enjoyed all Ohio State Buckeye
sports teams.

She was also preceded in death by her brother and protector, Bill Crouse;
and her life partner, Dan Coykendall.

Iona attended Basic Truth Church and enjoyed the music of Pastor Jim Baney to the fullest.  The family would like to extend their appreciation for the loving care given to Iona by Briar Hill Health Campus, Ohio Living Hospice and Dr. Stephen Mills.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14,
2019, in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, with Pastor Jim Baney officiating. There will be a  fellowship lunch following the private service at the FOE Eagles. It will start at 12 noon and is open to the family and friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Open Arms in Findlay and/or the
North Baltimore Public Library.  Online condolences may be expressed at
www.smithcrates.com.

Genevieve “Genny” Paul, 87, of Grand Rapids, OH

…passed away at 12:55
a.m., Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Bowling Green Manor.


Genevieve “Genny” Paul, 87, of Grand Rapids, OH, passed away at 12:55
a.m., Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Bowling Green Manor. She was born on June 10, 1931 in Putnam County, Ohio to the late Leo and Gertrude (Scheckelhoff) Schroeder. She married Stephen Joseph Paul on June 12,
1954, and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2015.

Genny is survived by her sons: Tom (Jan) Paul of Marblehead, OH and Kenny (Kay) Paul of Cygnet, OH; her daughters: Rebecca (Jeff) Lientz of North Baltimore, Constance (Steve) Raabe of Delaware, OH, Linda (Dan) Nay of Marengo, OH, and Nancy (Chuck) Frankart of Fostoria; her sister, Lou Ann (Jack) Borer of FL; her beloved grandchildren: Jennifer Warren, Stephen Paul, Melanie DeLong, DeAnna Nay, David Nay, Christine Paul, Greg Paul, Tony Paul, and Kari Paul; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Homer, Donald, Clare and
Stephen Schroeder; and her sister, Grace White.

Genny was a homemaker, a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, and the Findlay Elks Lodge #75. She was a loving mother of six and had a special place in her heart for all children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February
14, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, with Father
Arthur J. Niewiadomski, Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.
– 1:00 p.m., Thursday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, prior to the Mass. Where the Rosary will be said at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

James “Jim” Phillips, 52, NB

James “Jim” Phillips, 52, of North Baltimore, passed away at 3:25 p.m.,
Saturday, February 9, 2019


James “Jim” Phillips, 52, of North Baltimore, passed away at 3:25 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.  He was born on June 25, 1966, in Bowling Green to the late Jack and Barbara (Cook) Phillips.

Jim is survived by his brother, Randy (Teresa) Phillips of North Baltimore; his sister, Belinda “Sue” (Robert) Loe of North Baltimore.

Jim had worked at Nissan in Findlay.

All services will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore E.M.S. and/or North Baltimore Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.