Patty Sue Ewing, 83, formerly of McComb

…passed away at 2:30
p.m., August 14, 2019 at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore. 

Patty Sue Ewing, 83, of Findlay and formerly of McComb, passed away at 2:30
p.m., August 14, 2019 at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore. 
She was born on October 10, 1935, in McComb to the late Forest and Verna
(Beam) Martin.  She married Daryl Ewing and they were divorced.  

Patty is survived by her sister, Linda (Gary) Gibson of North Baltimore;
18 nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her brothers: Jerry and Teddy Martin; and her
sister, Rita Elsea.  

Patty had worked for the United States Government for 15 years in
Washington D.C.  She was a member of the Upper Room Church of God,
Findlay.  

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m.,  Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 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.  Pastor Bill Cook
officiating.  Burial will be in McComb Union Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Room Church of God,
Findlay.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com

Catherine Carolyn (Copus) Myers, 83, McComb

…passed away at 10:56 p.m.,
Monday, August 12, 2019, at her residence.

Catherine Carolyn (Copus) Myers, 83, of McComb passed away at 10:56 p.m., Monday, August 12, 2019, at her residence.

She was born February 17, 1936, on the family farm in Jackson Township, Ohio, Wood County, to the late James Cloyce Copus and Geneva (Bennett) Copus. She married Allen Myers on February 19, 1955, and he survives.

Katie is also survived by her son, Darrell Myers of McComb; her daughter, Kay (Mike) DeWeese of Findlay; her grandchildren Chanelle (Adam) McCampbell of Dublin, OH; Lance (Hannah) DeWeese of Pittsburgh, PA; and Amber (Dee) Pleasant,of Clayton, NC; her great-grandchildren, Hudson and Harrison McCampbell, Nina and Tucker DeWeese, Michael Rey and Dominic and Leilani Pleasant. She is also survived by her sister, Stella Blake of North Baltimore; and sisters-in-law: Mary Copus of McComb, Edith Myers of Findlay and Patty Conkey of Dublin.

She was preceded in death by her brothers: James, David, Joe and Ed Copus; her sisters: Jessie Brumbaugh, Dorothea Williams, Frances Copus, Helen Haas, Mildred Williams and Ruth Johnson.

Katie graduated from Jackson Township High School where she was class president and queen of her senior class. She was a beautiful woman of faith who loved Jesus and was a quiet witness to all who knew her. She was even more beautiful on the inside.

She was an active member of the Hoytville United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school class for many years. She loved helping the ladies make noodles for the yearly ice cream social.

Katie worked at The Ohio Oil Company after graduating from high school. She then went to work for Hancock Wood Electric Co-op and retired after 39-1/2 years.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in North Baltimore, OH.

A funeral service will be held Monday, August 19, at 11:00 a.m. at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery, Liberty Township.

The family would like to extend a thank you to Bridge Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoytville United Methodist Church.

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

UPDATED 8/11 – Jo Lynn Shaffer, 70, Tiffin formerly NB

… passed away at 2:34 a.m., Thursday August, 8, 2019 at the CRSI Home in Tiffin.

Jo Lynn Shaffer, 70, of Tiffin and formerly of North Baltimore, passed away at 2:34 a.m., Thursday August, 8, 2019 at the CRSI Home in Tiffin.  She was
born on August 19, 1948, in Findlay to the late Donald L. and Joanne V. (Foltz) Shaffer.  

Jo Lynn is survived by her twin sisters: Jill Guy of North Baltimore and Jan (Rick) Stein of Custar; her nephews: Nick (Heather) Guy of Sarasota, FL, Joel (Alicia) Stein of Hickory, NC and Adam (Jody) Stein of Custar; great-nieces: Reese and Riley Guy and Abigail Stein; and a great-nephew, Tyler Stein.

Jo Lynn resided at CRSI and enjoyed spending time with her housemates: Aimee, Anne, Debbie, Kristin, and Lisa.  She was a member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore.  She received extraordinary care from the staff there who showered her with love and affection.  Jo Lynn previously resided at the Northwest Ohio Developmental Center in Toledo.

Jo Lynn loved listening to music and singing.  Although she was limited in her abilities, she taught us all about love, compassion, and acceptance.  

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019,
at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 1 hour (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.) prior to the service. Pastor Ralph Mineo officiating.  Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery,
North Baltimore.  

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

Updated – Charles “Max” Schroeder, 70, NB

… passed away at 3:09 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. 

Charles “Max” Schroeder, 70, of North Baltimore, passed away at 3:09 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. 
Arrangements are pending at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Charles “Max” Schroeder, 70, of North Baltimore, passed away at 3:09pm on Monday, August 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born on March 31, 1949, in Lima to the late James A. and Betty Jane (Killen) Schroeder. Max is survived by his sons: Chad (Denise) Cataline of Helena, OH, and Scott (Rhonda) Cataline of Branson, MO; his brothers: Glen (Patricia) Schroeder of Dayton, Kim (Jan) Schroeder of Irons, MI, and Jeff Schroeder of Madison, GA; and his grandchildren: Micha, Matt, Marcus, Kayla Cataline, Michael, Jerred, and Catrina Keller; his nieces: Tonya Markus, Nichole Kuntz and Jennifer Schroeder.

Max retired from Nissin Brake in Findlay, and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Ada. He also gradated from Pensacola Bible Institute as an ordained minister.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held for 2 hours (12:00-2:00pm) prior to the service.

Pastor Don Ayer will officiate. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

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

 

Debra A. Spence, 66, NB

Arrangements complete…

Debra A. Spence, 66, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:45 p.m., July 31, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic.  She was born on January 15, 1953, in Bowling Green to George and Josephine (Newman) Spence.  

Debbie is survived by her mother, Josephine Spence of North Baltimore; her daughters: Dawn Spence, Renee Rister and Megan Spence, all of North Baltimore; her brothers: Leonard (Connie) Spence of McComb, Michael Spence of North Baltimore and Donald (Pam) Spence of North Baltimore; her sisters: Diane (Lawrence) Walters of Deshler, Patty (Steven) Grilliot of Cygnet and Laura Smith of North Baltimore; her grandchildren: Stevie, Courtney, Hope and Morgan; and 9 great-grandchildren, including her special great-granddaughter, Olivia.  

She was preceded in death by her father, George Spence; her brothers: James and Larry Spence.  

Debbie was a homemaker and former babysitter.  She was a member of Victory Chapel Fellowship in Cygnet.  She loved babysitting, gardening and tending to her flowers.  

A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (4:00-6:00 p.m.) prior to the service.  Burial will be private.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home, 515 North Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872.  Online condolences may be
expressed at www.smithcrates.com

Makayla Nicole Nichols

…was born into the heart of her parents and in the arms of our Heavenly Father on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Makayla Nicole Nichols was born into the heart of her parents and in the arms of our Heavenly Father on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay to her loving parents, Michael and Nicole (Trimble)
Nichols of North Baltimore.  

Makayla is survived by her brothers: Chase Nichols of North Baltimore,
Alex (Traci) Nichols (U.S. Army), and Cole Nichols of North Baltimore. 
Her maternal grandfather, Scott (Yolanda) Trimble of Deshler, maternal
grandmother, Laurie (Robert Klinger) Wickard of North Baltimore; her
maternal great-grandmothers: Kathy Sims of Bowling Green and Kay Wagner of Bowling Green; her maternal great-great-grandfather, Mel Kindred of Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Richard and Penny
Nichols. 

A funerals service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) prior to the service.  Pastor Eric Reza
officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Sufficient Grace Ministries, 407 S.
Stearns Avenue, Deshler, OH 43516.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

An angel in the book
of life wrote down
my baby’s birth.
Then Whispered as
he closed the book,
“Too beautiful for earth.”

Victor Kretz, 1924-2019

Passed away on July 25, 2019…..

Victor John Kretz, Sr. of North Baltimore, Ohio, passed away peacefully at 3:33pm on July 25th, 2019 at Bridge Hospice, Findlay, Ohio.



He was born May 29, 1924, to Lawrence J. Kretz and Mary (Greblick) Kretz in Toledo, Ohio, the middle of 9 children. Vic was the co-owner of Kretz and Lewellen Masonry for more than 20 years. Vic served in the Navy during WWII as a Radarman and saw combat throughout the Pacific Theater. He met his beautiful bride, Joanne Evelyn Tunks, during the war and they married May 11, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio. They were married for over 63 years until her death in 2010.

Vic was a wonderful father, and his true passion was his family. Together they raised seven children – two daughters: Marilyn Swingle, and Vickie (Douglas) White, Sr.; and five sons: Victor, Jr.(Gwen), Richard (Cheryl), Ted (Rae), Thomas (Julie), and Scott (Cathy) Kretz.

He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, especially all Cleveland sports. In his spare time, he also enjoyed playing golf and riding his bike. He especially loved and enjoyed his grandchildren, taking them to the park and playing with them every chance he had. He traveled to Washington, D.C. with his grandson as his chaperone on the Honor Flight out of Findlay, Ohio. He was a member of the Eagles 2633, American Legion 539 and the VFW, North Baltimore, Ohio.

Vic is survived by Vickie (Kretz) White, daughter; and sons: Victor Jr., Richard, Ted, Thomas, and Scott Kretz; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne. Vic was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; seven sisters; his daughter, Marilyn; and a grandchild, Sara Kretz.

Vic quit school to join the Navy and fight for the country during WWII but later earned his High School Diploma from Waite High School, Toledo, Ohio in 2014. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July, 29th, 2019 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 10:00am, with Pastor Ralph Mineo officiating.

Burial will follow at New Maplewood Cemetery where the American Legion Post 539 will present full military rites.

The Family will greet friends from 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday July 28 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in North Baltimore and for one hour prior to the service (9:00-10:00am) on Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so online at www.coldrencrates.com.

Howard Lawrence Vandersall, 86, formerly NB

… passed away on July 6, 2019 in Upland, California.

Howard Lawrence Vandersall, 86, formerly of North Baltimore, passed away on July 6, 2019 in Upland, California.

He was born on July 19, 1932 in North Baltimore to the late Howard and Elsie (Nickelson) Vandersall. Howard is survived by his partner Joy Finley; sons: David Vandersall, Sparks, NV; Mark (Paula) Vandersall, Larkspur, CO; Matthew (Stacey) Vandersall, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and daughter, Laura Bage, Sparks, NV; brother, Max (Myra) Vandersall, St. Louis, MO; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn.

Howard was a 1948 graduate of North Baltimore High School and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1952. He worked as a Chemist and had developed Phos Chek, a fire retardant used to fight forest fires.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, with Pastor Ralph Mineo officiating.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Online condolences may be left at www.coldrencrates.com

Daniel R. McMahan, 1933-2019

Passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019…

Daniel R. McMahan age 85, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in his home with his wife and sons at his side. Born on December 8, 1933 in North Baltimore, Ohio, he was the son of Daniel and Alice McMahan.
 
 
 
He married his high school sweetheart Patricia and they were married for 66 years. 

He was employed with DT&I Railroad as a Conductor for 42 years until retiring in 1997.

Danny and Pat enjoyed vacationing in the Smokey Mountains, Myrtle Beach,Williamsburg, VA and taking casino trips.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, children Pamela McMahan and Steven McMahan. He is survived by his wife Patricia McMahan; sons Danny (Gloria) McMahan and Richard McMahan; grandson Mike (Jen) McMahan; granddaughter Alicia McMahan; great-grandchildren Jordan Smith, Maizie Bonderega, Caden McMahan and Landry McMahan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. 
A special thank you to Promedica Hospice whom Daniel said were his angels. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Lung and Heart Association www.lung.org or www.heart.org
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