Sandra Barringer, 65

Sandra Barringer, 65, of McComb, passed away at 11:17 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. 

Sandra Barringer, 65, of McComb, passed away at 11:17 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

She was born on December 29, 1952, in Fostoria to the late Charles R. and Mary K. (Saalman) Connor.  She married James D. Barringer on February 23, 1974, and he survives.

Sandy is also survived by her son, James R. Barringer of McComb; her daughters: Kristy L. Barringer of McComb and Sabrina A. Barringer of McComb; her brother, Denny Connor of Fostoria; her sisters: Lana Pahl of Carey, Patty Angles of Fostoria and Mildred Risner of Fostoria; and her 5 grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Connor.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

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

Donald Westrick, 73 of Rudolph

Donald Westrick, 73 of Rudolph, passed away at his residence on September 10, 2018.

Donald Westrick, 73 of Rudolph, passed away at his residence on September
10, 2018. He was born on May 4, 1945, in Findlay to the late Francis and Ruth M. (Hoffman) Westrick.

Don is survived by his daughters: Leona (Michael) Walker of Black Eagle, Montana, Cathy (Robert) Asbury of Roaring Branch, PA and Deb Mansour of
Rochester, New York; his son, Norman Cochrane of Tucson, AZ; his sisters: Janet (Gary) Yarger of Rudolph, OH, Barbara Ann (Charles) Wolfe of Kokomo, IN, Karen (Chris) Yann of Tulsa, OK and Susan Westrick of Rudolph, OH; his brothers: James (Jeanie) Westrick of Elk Grove, CA and Thomas (Lisa) Westrick of Hereford, AZ; and 5 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ned Westrick.

Don retired from Midwood Inc, where he worked for the Elevator for 44
years, and retired in 2010. He was a 1963 graduate of Westwood High School
and was an avid bowler throughout the years.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 1 hour (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) prior to the service. Father Arthur J. Niewiadomski officiating. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery, Liberty Township, Wood County.

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

Vicki L. Wickard-Patterson, 57

Passed away Friday August 17, 2018

Vicki L. Wickard-Patterson, 57, of Deshler and formerly of North Baltimore passed away at 9:50 p.m., Friday August 17, 2018, at the Wood County Hospital.  She was born on December 14, 1960, in Bowling Green to Tommie and Margaret R. (Mathias) Wickard.

Vicki is survived by her father, Tommie Wickard, North Baltimore; her sons: Justin M. (Jessie) Kaufman of North Baltimore and Matthew E. (Brooke) Kaufman of Van Buren; her brothers: Terry (Doni) Wickard, Doug (Sherry) Wickard and Steve Wickard, all of North Baltimore; her grandchildren: Raegan Fleckner, Lily Kaufman, Emma Kaufman, Owen Kaufman and Ryan Kaufman.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Wickard.

Vicki was a Registered Nurse.  She was a member of the F.O.E. #2633 and North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 Auxiliary.  She was very religious and strong in her faith to the Lord.  She enjoyed camping, Wood County Fair, the Good Ole Summertime Festival, but her greatest love and joy was spending time with family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2018, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (1:00-3:00 p.m.) prior to the service.  Father Art Niewiadomski officiating.  Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Dorothy Long-Franks, 92

Passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018…

Dorothy Long-Franks, 92, of North Baltimore passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. at Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore.

She was born on October 2, 1925, in Rudolph, OH to the late Harvey and Bernice (Wetherholt) Gonyer.  She married Ray Long on January 17, 1945, and he preceded her in death on January 30, 1978.  She then married Merle Franks in August of 1980 and he preceded her in death on August 18, 2013.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Ted (Patti) Long of North Baltimore; her
daughter, Jill (Mick) McBride of Van Buren; her grandchildren: Jeff
(Annie) Long, Josh Long, Amy (Erin) Keegen and Lisa (Craig) Ebright; her
step-grandchildren: Tony (Tiffany) McBride and Tonya McBride; her
great-grandchildren: Lexi, Lucas, Paisley, Laura, Karalyn, Charlie,
Haiden, Hailey, Kendall, Kingston and Magnolia.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Harold and William Gonyer;
and her sister, Thelma DeVaul.

Dorothy retired from R.C.A.  She was a member of Church of the Good
Shepherd United Methodist, and the Fostoria Eagles #430.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 20, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the service.  Burial will be in Old Maplewood
Cemetery, North Baltimore.

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

Carolyn Bowers, 83

Passed away at her residence on July 24, 2018…

Carolyn Jane (Snyder) Bowers of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away at her
residence on July 24, 2018 at the age of 83.

Carolyn was born on March 24, 1935 in Cygnet, Ohio to the late Emery and
Lettie (Glassford) Snyder. She was the youngest of ten children. Carolyn
attended school in North Baltimore and Cygnet, Ohio. She graduated from
Nursing School as an LPN in 1966 and went to work at Wood County Hospital, retiring after many years. She also worked for the office of Dr. Shahada in Bowling Green. Carolyn attended the North Baltimore Church of Christ.

Carolyn married Allen Bowers in 1960 and they later divorced. One of the
happiest days of her life was when her son, Ray Allen Bowers was born in
1965. The second happiest days of her life was when her granddaughters,
Baylee and Mackenzy were born. Carolyn was very proud of her
granddaughters and loved attending their school functions and sporting
events. She loved to share about the girls and their games and
accomplishments.

Carolyn enjoyed people and never knew a stranger. Everywhere she went, she knew someone. She was friendly and quick to laugh. She enjoyed going
dancing and singing country music songs, especially with her brother Bob.
In the summer, you could find her most evenings at the home of her niece,
sitting in the swing and talking. Carolyn enjoyed traveling with her
friends and retired co-workers.

Survivors include her son, Ray (Aryann) Bowers, Bowling Green; her
granddaughters, Baylee and Mackenzy Bowers of Bowling Green; her brother Bob (Sandy Crawfoot) Snyder of Gibsonburg, Ohio, a sister, Thelma (Lee) Marsh of Ocala, Florida; and sister-in-law, Martha Snyder of Findlay,
Ohio.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Emery and Lettie Snyder; siblings
Violet Cooper, Mildred Ferguson, Roy Snyder, Harold Snyder, Bonnie Mason, Dorothy Hosler, and Loren (Chuck) Snyder.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at SMITH-CRATES
FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Wingston
Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM to
8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a
charity of the donor’s choice.

Lela Boyer, 90

Passed away at 11:23 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018…..

Lela Nioma Boyer, 90, of North Baltimore, passed away at 11:23 a.m. on
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Briar Hill Health Campus in North Baltimore.
She was born on June 7, 1928 in Cecil, Ohio to the late Andrew and Mary
Nioma (Good) Nichols. She married Melvin P. Boyer and he preceded her in
death on May 8, 1997.

Lela is survived by her son, Randy (Lynnette) Boyer; grandchildren: Mike
(Amy) Boyer, Michelle (Sam) Freeborn, Taylor Boyer and Brock Boyer;
great-grandchildren: Garrett and Bailey Boyer and Owen Freeborn.

She was preceded in death by her sons: Larry Boyer and Lynn Boyer;
brothers Silas, Justice and Hank Nichols; sisters: Verta Cotterman and
Charlotte Sheeks.

A funerals service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in New
Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

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

Justin Carnicom, 36

Passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018….

Justin Carnicom, 36, of North Baltimore, passed away on Friday, July 20,
2018, at The Toledo Hospital.  He was born on January 29, 1982, in Bowling
Green to Dennis and Laura (Hartman) Carnicom, of North Baltimore.

Justin is survived by his parents; his daughter, Monroe Carnicom of
Cleveland; his expected son, Marshall Carnicom; his brother, Jeremy
Carnicom of Jerry City; his sisters: Jessi (Arney) Clark of Jerry City and
Wendy (Mark) Welly of New Reigle; his significant other, JoLynn Stauffer of
Bloomdale; and several nieces and nephews.

Justin had worked as a Mason for Buck Brothers Construction.  He was a
member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2633.  He loved fishing, golfing,
laughing, smiling and all kids.  He was loved by many and will be missed.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held
3 hours (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates
Funeral Home.   Online condolences may be expressed at
www.smithcrates.com.

Leona Belle Ebersole, 97

Long time resident of the North Baltimore Ohio area, died, early Saturday morning, July 14, 2018, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archold, Ohio….

Leona Belle Ebersole, 97, long time resident of the North Baltimore Ohio area, died, early Saturday morning, July 14, 2018, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archold, Ohio. She was born August 29, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio, to John and Hazel (Henson) Tiplady.

In 1940, Leona married Blair Arthur Siders, who died in 1958. Leona married Daniel “Bus” Ebersole in 1963. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Raised in Neapolis, Leona graduated from Whitehouse High School in 1938. She then attended beauty school in Toledo and later opened Leona’s Beauty Salon on Summit Street in North Baltimore, which she operated for 57 years. She was a long-time member of the North Baltimore Chamber of Commerce.

Leona attended Sonlight Assembly of God in Weston, OH, and the Fayette Church of the Nazarene. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching television, socializing, gardening, and watching birds at her feeders.

Leona is survived by a daughter, Judy (Larry “Butch”) Leady of Fayette; a sister in-law, Donna Tiplady of Neapolis, OH; eight grandchildren, Dawn Leady, Suzette (Kevin) Boesger, and Brent Leady, all of Fayette; Blair “Duke” Leady of Urbana, OH; Jay Siders and Chip Siders of Toledo; Quinn Siders of West Helena, AR; Wendy Sutton of AR; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, a son, Gordon, a daughter in-law, Gwen Siders and a brother, Norman Tiplady.

A funeral service for Leona will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Tim Moebs officiating. Friends are welcomed for visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green will follow a fellowship luncheon at the church.

Memorial contributions in honor of Leona can be made to the Fayette Church of the Nazarene. Friends can share memories and words of comfort with the family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.

Loretta J. Hutchison,78

passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018……….

Loretta J. Hutchison,78, of North Baltimore, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore.  She was born on November 5, 1939, in Deshler, OH to the late Marion and Madeline (Dishong) Winkelman.  She married John L. Hutchison on November 5, 1997, and he survives.

Loretta is survived by her son, Randy Miller; her daughters: Johnna
(Dennis) Rawlins of Wellston, OH, Barbara Gobrecht of Bowling Green and
Misti (Gary) Bentley of Connersville, IN; her sister, Alice Hartman; 18
grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren; her step-sons: John K.
Hutchison of Cygnet, Ronald C. Hutchison of North Baltimore and James L.
(Tammie) Hutchison of North Baltimore; her step-daughters: Vicky (Bob)
Smith of Bloomdale and Linda R. (Jack) Feehan of North Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Walker; her sister, Rose
Orlando; her grandson, Daniel Walker; her step-daughter, Jo Lynne Busch.

Loretta retired from Capital Plastics and Budd Company.  She was a member
of the F.O.E. #2633.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held
2 hours (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) prior to the service.  Burial will be in
New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice
and/or American Cancer Society.

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

James “Jim” L. Bretz, 64, NB


James “Jim” L. Bretz, 64, of North Baltimore passed away Sunday morning,
July 1, 2018 at the University of Toledo Medical Center.  He was born on
July 7, 1953, in Findlay to the late Kenneth and Jonnie (Allison) Bretz.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Christy (Danny) Wilburn of Maryville, TN;
his son, Jason Bretz of Maryville, TN; his brothers: Dave (Donna) Bretz of
North Baltimore, Mike (Carol) Bretz of North Baltimore, John Buchanan of
North Baltimore, Bill (Lisa) Buchanan of McComb and Kenny (Karen) Bretz of North Baltimore; his grandchildren: Chase, Kyle, Shawn and Ashley; his
great-grandson, Keaton Clark; his step-father, James Buchanan of
Hoytville; and his life long special friend, Leslie Lindquist of North
Baltimore.

Jim retired after 31 years from Food Town and after 6 years with Meijers.
He loved to spend his time cutting wood.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 3 hours (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) prior to the service.  Randy Wickard
officiating.  Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation,
www.arborday.org and/or Wood County Humane Society.

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