Loretta M. Snow

 Norwalk, Ohio – Loretta M. Snow, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Norwalk Memorial Home. She was born to the late Harry A. and Madeline (Schnell) Nofzinger, on March 27, 1948, in Norwalk, Ohio.

Loretta lived in Tampa, Florida, for many years, where she worked an administrative position for GTE, she also worked as a dispatcher for a trucking company and later worked as an insurance agent for Carabin Insurance, Norwalk, Ohio. Loretta enjoyed reading, listening to music, singing, shopping, and had a true love for animals, she especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 18 years, William M. Snow Sr., of Norwalk, Ohio, by her children, Delsie, C. (Donald) Resor, Sr., Victoria J. (Christopher) Wetzel Sr., of Norwalk, Ohio, William M. Snow. Jr., of Norwalk, Ohio, and Charles J. Snow, of Norwalk, Ohio, by her nieces and nephews, Donna (Mark) Dwyer, David Nofzinger, Diane (Tony) Pressly, Jerry (Debbie) Schloesser, Vicki (Marv) Linder, Roger (Anna) Schloesser, and by several great-nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, by her brother-in-law, Gerald Schloesser, by her sister-in-law, Eleanor (Robert) Hohman, and by her loving pets, Chewy, and Fluffy. Loretta was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Nofzinger, and her sister, Barbara L. Schloesser.

There will be no visitation, and a celebration of life will be held and announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

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Hazel M. Missig

 Norwalk, Ohio – Hazel M. Missig, 97, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, Ohio. She was born October 16, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late James L. and Emma A. (French) McDougall, and came to this area in 2005 from Warren, Michigan.

Hazel was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Evangelical Church, Norwalk, Ohio, and retired as the Senior Administrative Assistant of the Warren Consolidated Schools of Warren, Michigan. She enjoyed gardening, playing euchre and pinochle, line dancing, the Detroit Tigers, and especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren on face book.

Hazel is survived by her children, Gail Pelletier of Milan, Ohio, Jerry (Maryjo) Missig of Frisco, Texas, and Gary (Joanne) Missig of Rochester, Michigan, and by her grandchildren, Kristen, Julie, Melissa, Jeremy, and Evan, and by 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Edward McDougall of Florida. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Gerald C. Missig in 2013, by her sister, Lorraine Herbert, and by her brothers, James McDougall and Bruce McDougall.

Friends may call on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Ann Marshall will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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H. Wayne Allen

 Norwalk, Ohio – H. Wayne Allen, 89, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 in his home. He was born March 28, 1928 in Steubenville, Ohio, to the late Harry W. and Margaret (Richards) Allen, and lived in the Norwalk area for 68 years.

Wayne was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1946 to 1948, in Japan after the war, where he played trombone in the Army Band. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Wayne worked at Norwalk Parts for 25 years, was Norwalk’s first City School bus driver, and retired from Don Tester Ford, Norwalk, Ohio. Wayne was a member of the Norwalk Bowling Hall of Fame, enjoyed traveling, playing cards, playing softball, and singing karaoke. He also enjoyed writing poetry, and published several books of poems.

Wayne also enjoyed the Cleveland Indians and going to spring training. Wayne was a member of the 55 Club at St. Mary Catholic Church, Firelands Post #2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ken Bur Bell Post #41 American Legion, Eagles Aerie #711, and the former Moose Lodge.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Louise C. (Ross) Allen, of Norwalk, Ohio, by his sons, James W. (Tammy) Allen, of Overland Park, Kansas, and William D. (Laurie) Allen, of Avon, Ohio.

He is also survived by his daughters, Pamela J. Derby, of Norwalk, Ohio, Catherine G. (John) Tucker, of Gahanna, Ohio, Judith L. (Rod) Sutherland, of New London, Ohio, and Susan M. (Rod) Wilson, of Norwalk, Ohio, by his grandchildren, Ken, Jennifer, Michael, Megan, Matt, Emily, Phillip, Alaina, Christa, Kelly, Zach, Ashley, Jake, Bailey, and Nate, by 11 great grandchildren and one on the way, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his sisters, Norma Roberts, Meryl Conrad, and Beryl Allen, in infancy.

Friends may call on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, 38 West League Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Gilbert Mascarenhas will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or the Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

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Janet L. Conaway

Willard, Ohio – Janet L. Conaway, 79, of Willard, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017, in her daughter’s home in Clyde, Ohio. She was born July 30, 1938 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Wayne J. and Dorothy (McLane) Durling, and lived in this area most of her life.

Janet was a member of the North Fairfield United Methodist Church, and a graduate of North Fairfield High School. She retired from the Norwalk Kmart with over 25 years of service. Janet was an avid sports and NASCAR fan, enjoyed countryside drives, and especially enjoyed her family.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia L. Dennewitz of Norwalk, Ohio, Timothy L. (Melanie) Conaway of Willard, Ohio, Bryan A. Conaway of North Fairfield, Ohio, Randall J. Conaway of North Fairfield, Ohio, and Constance S. (Russell) Fritz of Clyde, Ohio, 6 grandchildren, Amanda, Randall, Ashley, Nicole, Rusty, and Owen, and by 6 great grandchildren, Jonah, Adrian, Ari, Alana, Addy, and Ashlton .

Janet is also survived by her sisters, Thelma (Bernard) Rice of Norwalk, Ohio, and Phyllis (Earl Bauer), of Willard, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Conaway in 2008.

Friends may call on Thursday, November, 30, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Jeff Watson, Associate Pastor of The Foundation Church will officiate. Interment will be in North Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

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Anne A. Fritz

Westlake, Ohio – Anne A. Fritz, 87, of Westlake, Ohio, and formerly of Collins, Ohio, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio. She was born October 14, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Ondrej and Anna (Dvorsky) Harnis, and was raised by her parents, the late John B. “Barney” and Esther (Vale) Bruggeman.

Anne lived most of her life in this area. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Anne graduated from Bellevue High School in 1948, and from Bowling Green State University in 1989. She was a farmer, and a substitute teacher for many area schools. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and grandchildren.

Anne is survived by her children, Mary Anne (Richard) Fletcher, Jr., of Collins, Ohio, Monica (John) Waber, of Jacksonville, Florida, Anne Fritz (Ovuakporaye Okorefe), of St. Petersburg, Florida, Julie (Mark) Marshall, of Westlake, Ohio, Roseanne (Ron) Garrison, of El Paso, Texas, Martha Fritz of Norwalk, Ohio, and Lauren Fritz of Cleveland, Ohio, by 19 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Fritz in 1988, by her children, Suzanne Frederick in 2012, by Michael Fritz in 2005, Joan Fritz in 1997, Thomas Fritz in 1966, and John Fritz in 1956, and by her grandchildren Megan in 1989 and Matthew in 1980.

Friends may call on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St. Norwalk, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 East Main St., Norwalk, Ohio. Fr. Nicholas Cunningham will officiate. Burial will follow in Hartland Ridge Cemetery.

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John H. Clevenger

Greenwich, Ohio – John H. Clevenger, 82, of Greenwich, Ohio, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, in the Willows of Willard, Ohio. He was born May 29, 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio, to the late Sylves M. and Ruth (McClure) Clevenger, and was a lifelong resident of New London, Fitchville, and Greenwich areas.

John attended New London High School, and retired in 1997 from the Gorman Rupp Company of Mansfield, Ohio. He was a former employee of the Akron Standard Mold Company of Greenwich, Ohio. John enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.

He is survived by his children, Cynthia A. (James) Sparr of Willard, Ohio, John M. (Janet) Clevenger of Leeland, North Carolina, and Janet E. (Frank) Schaffer of Greenwich, Ohio, by 2 grandchildren, and 3 step grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Janet (Rook) Clevenger in 2009, and by his sister, Clara Adams of Chester, West Virginia in 2017.

Friends may call on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Mark Wireman will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery.

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Audrey J. Borgia

 Norwalk, Ohio – Audrey J. Borgia, 83, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving husband, and children, Friday, November 24, 2017 in Norwalk Memorial Home, of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She was born December 11, 1933 in Norwalk, Ohio, to the late Stanley H. and Mary M. (Doughty) Strong, and was a lifelong area resident.

Audrey was a graduate, and class president, of St. Paul High School class of 1952. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church where she was a member of the Women of St. Paul, a Eucharistic minister, and volunteered many hours as a “heavenly duster”, and perpetual adoration attendant.

Audrey was a former Huron County Sheriff’s Deputy, and Matron of the Huron County Jail for 25 years. Audrey delivered Meals on Wheels for over 30 years, enjoyed swimming at the Norwalk Rec Center, and was a member of the Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, and found great comfort at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio. Audrey was a loving wife and mother, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John Borgia, by her children, Stan (Beverley) Borgia of Alexandria, Virginia, Diana “DeeDee” (John) McCarty of Norwalk, Ohio, Donna (Steve) Barber of Findlay, Ohio, and Cindy (Drew) Holwerda of Grand Rapids, MI, by 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Audrey is also survived by her siblings, Stanley Strong of Keizer, Oregon, Norma Jones of Norwalk, Ohio, and Mary Ann (Richard) Parish of Norwalk, Ohio. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, and by her brother in law, Dean Jones.

Friends may call on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 East Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Tony Borgia will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hartland Hospice, 907 W. State Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420, to Norwalk Memorial Home Activity Fund, 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857, or to St. Paul Catholic Church.

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Ronald L. Beck

 Norwalk, Ohio – Ronald L. Beck, 72, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 212, 2017 in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, Ohio. He was born December 14, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, and lived most of his life in this area.

Ron was a farmer, and was a member of, and worked out of, Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall #33 of Lorain, Ohio. He was the caretaker of Camp Singing Bird, Girl Scouts of America from 1976 to 1996. Ron enjoyed yard work, baking cookies, and especially enjoyed giving a helping hand to anyone in need.

He is survived by his children, Kelly C. (Sarah) Beck of Collins, Ohio, and Deborah L. Beck (Peter Welch) of Norwalk, Ohio, by his grandchildren, Hannah, Colin, Aiden, and Max, and by his mother, Eleanore (Esch) Beck of Bonita Springs, Florida. Ron is also survived by his siblings, Barbara J. (Gerald) Sweeting of Thousand Oaks, California, Patricia (James) Sweeting, of Estero, Florida, Susan (Dennis) Magill of North Fairfield, Ohio, and Gordon (Pam) Beck of Cape Coral, Florida, and by his friend and former wife, Kathy Carleton of Norwalk, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur “Leonard” Beck.

Friends may call on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Chaplain Mel Sayler of Stein Hospice Service will officiate. Inurnment will be in Steuben Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or to Cancer Services, 505 East Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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Betty L. Brown

North Fairfield, Ohio – Betty L. Brown, 74, of North Fairfield, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Norwalk Memorial Home. She was the wife of Lowell A. Brown.

Born in Willard, Ohio, to the late Cecil and Virginia Craft. Betty graduated in 1961 from South Central High School. She drove school bus for South Central Schools from 1977 to 2001.

Betty is survived by her husband, Lowell, by her son, Christopher and his wife Julie of Aurora, Ohio, by her daughter, Kim and her husband, Greg of Columbus, Ohio, and four grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Rachel, and Madison, whom she loved so much. She is also survived by her brother, Paul Craft and his wife, Chris of Sandusky, Ohio, by her niece, Paula Craft, and by her nephew, Scott Craft.

Betty’s family would like to thank the staff of Norwalk Memorial Home for their excellent care.

Friends may call on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Inurnment will be in North Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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Rose A. (Miller) Hummel

 Collins, Ohio – Rose A. (Miller) Hummel, 55, of Collins, Ohio, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in her home after a lengthy illness. She was born September 26, 1962 in Norwalk, Ohio, and was a lifelong area resident.

Rose was a 1980 graduate, and Valedictorian, of Western Reserve High School, and received her Paralegal certificate from E.H.O.V.E. Joint Vocational School. She was a paralegal for Attorney’s Thornton, Harwood, and Weisenberger, Norwalk, Ohio, for 20 years. Rose also taught at E.H.O.V.E. Joint Vocational School’s Paralegal program. She enjoyed reading, cooking, especially enjoyed being with her family, holiday traditions, and was a devoted Cleveland Brown’s fan.

Rose is survived by her spouse of 18 years, John F.. Hummel of Collins, Ohio, by her children, Keith A. (Misty) Roswell of Greenwich, Ohio, Tiffany L. (Christopher) Blair of North Fairfield, Ohio, and Ashley R. Miller of Norwalk, Ohio.

She is also survived by her mother, Carol J. Miller of Norwalk, Ohio, by her grandchildren, Paige, Trinity, Kaylee, Jacob, Trystan, Nevaeh, Fox, Lexis, and Braelynn, by her brother, Jimmy Miller, and nephews, Shawn and Adam Miller. Rose was preceded in death by her father, James G. Miller.

Friends may call on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 5:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. A gathering of fellowship will follow the service at Victory Baptist Church, 132 Gallup Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hummel family.

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