Bill K. Detamore, 92, of McComb

… died September 20 at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Bill K. Detamore, 92, of McComb, died September 20 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. A private family gathering and grave-side service will be held on Thursday, September 24. 

Bill was born in Darke County, Ohio on October 10, 1927. After serving in the Army during World War II, Bill attended Otterbein College and majored in music education. It was there that he met his future wife, Shirley Adams. They were married on June 5, 1949 in Westerville, OH. Bill obtained his first teaching position in Royal Oak, MI. In 1953, Bill and Shirley moved their family to McComb, where he taught vocal and instrumental music for 13 years. While teaching at McComb, Bill earned a master’s degree in music education from Bowling Green State University. Bill spent 10 years as the North Baltimore elementary principal and went on to hold the same position for Otsego schools. He retired in 1982. 

Bill was a Master Mason, a member of Phi Delta Kappa at BGSU and an active participant in the McComb Lions Club. He kept himself involved with music outside of work, including three years as the assistant director of the Ohio Lions All-State band, guest conductor for the McComb schools alumni band and chorus, and choir director of both his home church (McComb United Methodist) and, in retirement, North Baltimore’s St. James United Methodist.

Bill enjoyed gardening and cultivating the numerous fruit trees on his property. He often entered his home-grown produce in competitions at the Hancock County Fair, and he picked apples from his orchard and pressed 300-400 gallons of cider every fall.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Dorothy (Beam) Detamore. He is survived by his wife Shirley, sister Betty (Dick) Shives and brother Phil Detamore; son Keith Detamore (Spring Hill, FL), daughter Diane (John) Dendiu (Mishawaka, IN), daughter Gail (Mike) Malloy (Findlay, OH) and son Mark (Voni) Detamore (North Baltimore, OH).

Bill also leaves behind eight grandchildren (Paul, Matt, Rachel, Michael, Joel, Josh, Jordan and Valerie), nine great-grandchildren (Jadyn, Hollyn, Emma, Lucas, Landon, Addison, Ben, Levi and Josiah) and his beloved cat, Benny.  

Arrangements have been entrusted with then Hanneman Funeral Home, 370 Park Dr S., McComb, Ohio 45858. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to either the McComb Lions Club or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be posted at the following address: www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com.

UPDATE 9/21 – Janice A. Richendollar, 57, BG

… passed away at 5:40 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Wood County Hospital

 

Janice Anne Richendollar, 57, of Bowling Green passed away on Thursday September 17, 2020. Janice was born on July 12, 1963 to Alva and Catherine Richendollar.

Janice attended Heffner Street School in Lucas County, and moved around before settling in Wood County. Janice enjoyed jobs at Wood Lane Industries, Wood Lane School cafeteria, and cleaning at Hancock /Wood Electric.

Janice had a way of making everyone feel like they were special. When she gazed into your eyes, with her grin, you could feel her unconditional love. Janice’s vibrant personality attracted a lot of attention, which she enjoyed. She loved spending times with friends, dancing, and singing.

Her favorite song was “Happy Birthday to you,” and she could often be heard singing it, clapping to it, and laughing with a huge smile. Janice loved taking care of her home and ensuring everything was in its place.

She enjoyed spending time rocking in her recliner, taking a nap, spending time in her yard, being on the go, going for walks, attending dances, having picnics, going shopping, listening to music, going bowling, swimming, and playing Yahtzee and other games with her friend, Virginia. She also enjoyed spending holidays, and activities with Missy, visits with her friend Eric, and many many others that were so special to Janice.

She loved her chocolate milk; and she REALLY loved coffee and pop and was always excited when she found a cup nearby. Janice lived, loved, and laughed everyday and touched the lives of everyone that knew her. She was loving, caring, and very nurturing. There was nothing better than a big Janice hug.

Janice was always grateful and was quick to tell you “thank you” for anything you did for her. She loved to sign that you were her friend and blow kisses. Her loving gaze could melt any heart. Janice was one of kind, with a contagious smile and laugh. There were no strangers to Janice, only new opportunities for new friends. She could always be heard telling her loved ones “I love you!”

Janice is preceded in death by her mother, Catherine (Wilson) Pauff, and father, Alva Richendollar. And was loved dearly by her siblings: Ruth, Joyce, Robin, Dorothy and Thomas. She is also survived by her friend and housemate, Virginia, her friends Eric, Missy, and a host of other dear friends in Walbridge and Bowling Green. She was preceded in death by a brother.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 1 hour prior (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.) to the service at the funeral home. Pastor Bill Cook officiating. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery, Liberty Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodlane Residential Services, Bowling Green. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Andrew Thomas Holman, 21, Findlay

….passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Orange County, CA..

Andrew Thomas Holman, 21 of Findlay passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Orange County, CA.

He was born on January 11, 1999 in Findlay. He is survived by his parents, Kim and Rich Cole and Sean and Tennie Holman, all of Findlay; five siblings, Emily Cole of Findlay; Justin (Katie) Cole of Springfield, MO; Barak (Deserae) Mowery of Henderson, NC; Preston (Jennifer) Mowery of Forest, OH and Darrin (Carly) Mowery of Forest, OH; grandparents, Shirley Kast of North Baltimore, OH; Margaret Cole of Findlay; Edwin Thomas (Carol) Holman of Clearwater, FL; Gary Wagner of Bradenton, FL; Anna Estep of Forest, Ohio and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ashley Beth Holman and grandparents, Donald Kast, Richard Cole, Sr., Frances Wagner and Lonzo Estep.

He was a 2017 graduate of Findlay Digital Academy. Andrew loved playing baseball as a child and watching it on tv. He enjoyed playing video games and hanging out with his friends, Peyton, Jake, Mickey and many others.

Andrew attended Holy Family Catholic Church with his family and served as altar server for seven years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his little sister who he was extremely proud of (Emily). He absolutely loved that she was attending the same schools and played softball; he never missed a chance to tell her how much he loved her. Andrew also leaves behind his dog Diamond.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm Thursday, September 24, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Father Art Niewiadomski officiating. Burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service (11:00am-12:00pm) Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be directed to Holy Family Catholic Church or to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation in his memory. Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.

Donald Eugene Clement Kirchner

… died peacefully on September 14, while surrounded by his family. 

Donald Eugene Clement Kirchner died peacefully on September 14, while
surrounded by his family. 

He was born on Nov 8, 1935 to the late Joseph
and Matilda Ficzo.  He was an amazing man, loved and cherished by his
family and friends.  He leaves a legacy and memories that lives on through
his family and the stories he would tell.  Donald was a boy scout leader
while raising his children.  He loved Ohio State football, travelling and
would help everyone in need. 

His grandparents arrived from Austria,
gathering in German Village in Columbus, OH.  He raised his family in
North Baltimore, OH.  He retired from Mosler Safe Co. as a sales engineer,
meeting the needs of banks in Ohio & Indiana. 

He met his wife, Wanda Baney
Kirchner in high school and she survives.  They married in 1954, spending
66 wonderful years together, and were blessed with 3 daughters, Deborah
(Steve) Field, Tracy Blake, Jennifer (Allen) Emahiser, who all survive.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Kelsey (Doug) Brooks, Joseph (Tawnee)
Kirchner, Donnie (Laura) Kirchner, Brittany Chipps, Seth Blake, Dakota
Blake, Rio Boring, Andraya Emahiser, Alexis Emahiser and Mitchell Emahiser
and several great grandchildren and a host of other friends, family, and
loved ones.  He is preceded in death by his son, Donald Eugene Jr.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Bridge Home Health &
Hospice for all the care given to Donald.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 17, 2020,
at SMITH CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.      Burial will be in
Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday at SMITH CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Memorial contributions can be directed to Bridge Home Health & Hospice.
Online condolences are welcomed by visiting www.smithcrates.com

Tommie J. Wickard, 86

passed away on Friday morning, September 11, 2020…..

Tommie J. Wickard, 86, of North Baltimore, passed away at 10:11 a.m.,
Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North
Baltimore.  He was born on February 10, 1934, in Rudolph, OH to the late
John C. and Alma (Drace) Wickard.  He married Margaret R. Wickard on June
23, 1956, and she preceded him in death on October 10, 2014. 



Tommie is also survived by his sons: Terry (Doni) Wickard, Doug (Sherry)
Wickard and Steve Wickard, all of North Baltimore; brother, Jack Wickard
of North Baltimore; sisters: Jane McPherson of Bowling Green, Janey Kay of
Louisiana, Nan Lowe of Bowling Green and Peg Heilman of Bowling Green;
grandchildren: Justin (Jessi) Kaufman, Matt (Brooke) Kaufman, Heather
(Tyler) Fremont, Jayson Wickard and Jaymie Wickard; great-grandchildren:
Waylon, Winston, Weslyn, Lily, Emma, Reagan, Owen, Ryan and Cody; special
friend, Cherie Seiler of North Baltimore. 

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki Patterson; and
brothers: Jim and Gary Wickard. 

Tommie retired from Hancock Wood Electric.  He was a member of Holy Family
Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2633 and North Baltimore
American Legion Post 539.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2020,
in New Maplewood Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by
the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.  Visitation will be held
from 1:00-2:00 p.m prior to the service in the cemetery.  Father Art
Niewiadomski officiating. 

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, North
Baltimore.  Memorial contributions may be expressed at
www.smithcrates.com.

 

Franklin E. Cotterman, 68

Passed away at 6:50 p.m.,
Tuesday, September 8, 2020….

Franklin E. Cotterman, 68, of Bowling Green, passed away at 6:50 p.m.,
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Waterville Health Care.  He was born on
December 20, 1951, in Wood County to the late Carl K. and Dorothy
(Rickard) Cotterman. 



Frank is survived by Kelley Cotterman of Cygnet; his son, Wesley (Halie)
Cotterman of Columbus; daughters: Shawn Nickols of Bowling Green, LeAmber
“Ricki” Zimmerman of Cygnet and Ashleigh Hernandez of Cygnet; brothers:
Carl (Sue) Cotterman of North Baltimore, Jerry (Barb) Cotterman of
Colorado and Tom (Beverly) Cotterman of Indian Lake; sister, Helen (Mike)
Heinze of Swanton, OH; sister-in-law, Cheryl Cotterman of North Baltimore;
grandchildren: Dakota Nickols, Garrett Wright, Jameson Young, Haydynn
Young, Avery Wright and Roman Hernandez; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Cotterman, Sr.; sisters:
Judy Butler, Margaret Bean and Connie Rosenboom. 

Frank was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.  He retired from American Lincoln in
Bowling Green.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12,
2020, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in
Jerry City Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the
North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. 

Visitation will be held Friday September 11, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00
p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. 

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

Eva M. Drake, 84

Passed away at 6:00 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2020…..

Eva M. Drake, 84, of Bloomdale, passed away at 6:00 a.m., Monday, August
31, 2020, at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.  She was born on
October 27, 1935, in Cygnet, OH to the late William and Hazel (Hampshire)
Perry.  She married Leroy E. Drake on April 7, 1952, and he preceded her
in death on May 13, 2011. 



Eva is survived by her son, Larry (Becky) Drake of Bloomdale; daughters:
Cindy (Mike) Hockenberry of Bloomdale and Linda (Donald) Willitzer of
Defiance; sister, Wilma Rettig of Napoleon; grandchildren: Stacy, Shawn,
Scott, Jeremy, Bridgette, Kevin, Chris, Barbara, Leroy and Chris; 20
great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Meek; brothers: Leonard,
Larun, Darrell Perry; sisters: Adelia Smith, Helen Grau, Lura Brown, Velma
Gray, Donna Jean Gustwiller, Argyle Gressler and Joyce Drain. 

Eva retired from R.C.A. after 37 years, and had also worked many years for
the Village of Bloomdale.  She was a member of the Bloomdale United
Methodist Church and loved country music.

A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2020, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in Weaver
Cemetery, Bloom Township. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at SMITH-CRATES
FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. 

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

 
 

Patricia J. Long, 84

Passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020

Patricia J. Long, 84 of rural Cygnet passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at
Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore. She was born on February 11,
1936, in Hoytville, OH to the late Oral and Henrietta (Sterling) Moor.
She married James Long on August 29, 1954, and they just celebrated 66
years of marriage, he survives. 



Patricia is also survived by her son, Jamie Long of Cygnet; Claudia
(Randy) Haas of Cygnet, and their children: Hope (Tom), Chip, Holly, Jamie
Lynn; Cheryl Nye of Bloomdale, and her sons: Tom (Christina) and Mark
(Julie); and Libbey Johnson of Weston and her daughter, Brittany (Kyle);
sisters: Carol (Jim) Durliat of Bryan, Elaine (Raymond-deceased) Sugg of
Wauseon and Marsha (Blaine) White of Bowling Green; 14 great-grandchildren
and 9 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by sons: Richard A. and Robert E. Long. 

Patricia had formerly worked at Uhlman’s and Hindley Electronics, both in
Bowling Green.  She had attended Hope Temple Church and Day Spring Church.
 She was a member of the Wood County Senior Center.  Patricia enjoyed
singing and painting. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 4, 2020 at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in Jerry City
Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at SMITH-CRATES
FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest
Ohio.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Lelia Mae Wymer, 90, NB

Lelia Mae Wymer, 90, of North Baltimore passed away at 10:45 a.m.,
Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North
Baltimore.  She was born on April 4, 1930, in Richmond, KY to the late
William and Helen (Henderson) Moberly.  She married James L. Wymer, Sr. on
August 30, 1947, and he preceded her in death on March 13, 2020. 

Lelia is survived by daughter, Theresa (Ned) Slaughterbeck of North
Baltimore; sons: James (Nancy) Wymer, Jr. of North Baltimore, Timothy
Wymer of North Baltimore, and Terry (Teresa) Wymer of North Baltimore;
brothers: Charles (Shirley-deceased) Moberly of Eaton, OH and Dale
(Phyllis) Moberly of Eaton, OH; sisters: Anna (Oscar-deceased) Dewulf of
North Baltimore, Mabel (Joe) Shafer of Toledo, Norma (Richard) Mikesell of
West Alexandria, OH, Dorothy (Curtis) Early of West Alexandria, OH, Shirley
(Jim) Jellison of West Alexandria, OH, and Linda (Mel) O’Del of Eaton, OH;
grandchildren: Natalie Casey of North Baltimore, Edward (Leann)
Slaughterbeck of Lebanon, OH, Matthew James (Abbie) Wymer of North
Baltimore, Adam Wymer of Van Buren, Joshua (Michelle) Wymer of Orange
County, CA, Trisha (Don) Long of Van Buren, Lucas (Cassie) Wymer of Van
Buren, Eric Wymer of North Baltimore, and Rachel Wymer of North Baltimore;
great-grandchildren: Jacob Casey, Jessica Casey, Kayla Slaughterbeck, Rylie
Slaughterbeck, Payton Slaughterbeck, Hunter Wymer, Kole Wymer, Cory Herr,
Kelsey Nigh, Keagen Wymer, Avery Wymer, Easton Wymer, Bryce Wymer, Audrey
Schultz, and Beckett Wymer; and her great-great-grandchildren: Khloey,
Gatton, Bella and Braxton Casey, Willie Nigh, and Jayle Prior.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Moberly; sister, Edith
(Lew) Taylor; and daughter-in-law, Mona Wymer.

Lelia retired from Norbalt Rubber Company after 20 years.  She was a
member of St. James United Methodist Church, North Baltimore, North
Baltimore American Legion Post 539 Auxiliary, and Moose Lodge #698.  She
was a former member of the McComb Questettes. 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020
in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, Pastor Jim Baney officiating.


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

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice.  Online
condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com

Sharon Sue Eiserman, 76, Findlay, NBHS ’62

… passed away at Blanchard Valley Hospital on August 4, 2020. 

 

Sharon Sue Eiserman, 76, of Findlay, passed away at Blanchard Valley
Hospital on August 4, 2020. 

Sharon was born in Bowling Green, OH on January 24, 1944 to the late Arthur L. and Helen (King) Emahiser.  She is a 1962 graduate of North Baltimore High School. On July 10, 1989 she married Robert Eiserman Jr., and he precedes her in death, along with brother Arthur Emahiser Jr., sister Helen K. Bisbee, and sister in law Roxanne Emahiser. 

Surviving Sharon are her siblings, Janice Emahiser and William Emahiser, both of North Baltimore, OH, along with nephews, Greg Bisbee, Jeff (Wendy) Bisbee, Allen (Jennifer) Emahiser, Rick (Tonya) Emahiser.

No services will be held, with a burial at a later appointed time in Jacksonville National Cemetery Jacksonville FL.  All arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME. 

In loving memory of Sharon’s late husband, Robert, memorial contributions can be made to The American Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com