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.

Dorothy N. Trout, 84, NB

Dorothy N. Trout, 84, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Sunrise of Findlay. 

Dorothy N. Trout, 84, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Sunrise of Findlay.  She was born on January 14, 1934 to the late Herbert W. and Velma G. (Patterson) Bobb.  She married Fred I. Trout on February 25, 1951 and he preceded her in death on January 9, 1994.

Dorothy has two sisters: Mrs. Leona Benard of Findlay and Mrs. Donna Swope (deceased) of Bowling Green.

She is survived by her children: Peg Trout (Cathy) of Knoxville, TN, Terie
(Steve) Patton of Wayne, OH, Fred (Bonnie) Trout, Angela (Anthony) Swartz, Mike Trout, all of North Baltimore, OH; Dani Rosebrook of Findlay, OH; her grandchildren: Eric, Dave, John, Abbie, Jackie, Jenna, Joel, Bill, Levi,
Lucy, Tavius, Ashton, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy graduated from North Baltimore High School in 1951 as Salutatorian of her class.  She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore.  She and Fred were foster parents for 11 years during which time they fostered 39 children.  Dorothy truly was put on earth to take care of and raise children.  She also was a member of the North Baltimore Literary and Lyric Circle.

She was a very talented seamstress of which her children and grandchildren were recipients of her talent.  For a few years she volunteered and read with children at Powell Elementary School in North Baltimore.  Dorothy was a wonderful cook.  Her macaroni and cheese, beef and noodles, ‘scotch-a-roos’ and pecan pies will be greatly missed by her family.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Sunrise of Findlay and Great Lakes Caring Hospice for their dedicated care of our mother.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, at
the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at SMITH-CRATES
FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the
service at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd
United Methodist, North Baltimore and/or The Wood County Children’s
Services.

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

Kathy L. Bear, 63

Passed away at 8:05 a.m., on Friday, June 22, 2018…

Kathy L. Bear, 63, of North Baltimore, passed away at 8:05 a.m., on Friday,
June 22, 2018.  She was born on July 21, 1954, in Findlay to the late
Donald D. and Gladys E. (Miller) Santmire.  She married Albert J. Bear on
June 1, 1974, and he survives.

Kathy is also survived by her son, Donald (Diana Stateler) Bear of
Leipsic; her daughters: Julie Ann (Rickey) Bear and Dena M. (John) Gay,
both of North Baltimore; her brother, Ronald Santmire of Findlay; her
grandchildren: Jacob, Joseph, Walter, Maranda, Harmon, Jessica, Jonathon,
Steven, Loretta and Presley; her great-grandchildren: Elaina, Preston and
Bentley; and her beloved 3 fur babies: Teco, Piper and Squirt.

Kathy retired from Clark American Lincoln where she worked from 1979-1992.
She enjoyed fishing, traveling, reading, crocheting and garage sales.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Weaver
Cemetery, Bloom Township.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior the service
Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  The Benefit of Kathy Bear, at any
Huntington Bank.  Online condolences may be expressed at
www.smithcrates.com.

Rebecca Lefler-Kern, 54, of Cygnet

Rebecca Lefler-Kern, 54, of Cygnet, passed away at 8:53 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee. 

Rebecca Lefler-Kern, 54, of Cygnet, passed away at 8:53 p.m., Saturday,
June 16, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee.

She was born on September 16, 1963, in Council Grove, KS to the late Frank and Dorrie (Cressy) Lefler.  She married Gregory Kern on June 11, 1994, and he survives.

Rebecca is also survived by her daughter, Christina (Zach) Muzy of Oak Grove, KY; her son, Jacob Kern of Cygnet; her brother, Mark Lefler of Yankton, SD; her sisters: Susan (George) Korkames of Ottawa, KS and Peggy (Larry) Lyon of Emporia, KS.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Terry Lefler.

Rebecca was a homemaker and had worked many years at Cygnet Pizza.  She
had a loving personality with a heart of gold.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 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.

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

Sandra M. Mills, 76

passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018….

Sandra M. Mills, 76, of North Baltimore, passed away at 9:44 a.m.,
Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore.
She was born on June 1, 1942, in Bowling Green to the late Herman and
Flossie (Watters) Chamberlain.

Sandy is survived by her sons: Bret Mills and Greg (Stephanie) Mills, both
of North Baltimore; her daughter, Crystal (Michael) Huff of North
Baltimore; her sister, Nancy (Marvin) Michaelis of Napoleon; her
grandchildren: Brandon and Madison Mills; her step-grandchildren:
Jennifer, Robyn and Kelly; her step-grandchildren: Josh, Zach, Maddy,
Caleigh, Lyla and Lennon.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Cory Mills, her brother,
Richard D. Chamberlain; and her sister, Betty Jane Wells.

Sandy retired after 29 years as a School Bus Driver for North Baltimore.
She was a member of the North Baltimore Church of Christ, Fraternal Order
of Eagles #2633 and the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539
Auxiliary.  Sandy enjoyed playing cards and board games with her family.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Bill Cook
officiating.  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 may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.