Obituaries

Luella E. Weller, 92

Luella E. Weller, 92, of Ney, Ohio, peacefully passed away Monday, June 13, 2022, at Defiance Care & Rehabilitation Center, Defiance, Ohio. Luella was born July 21, 1929, in Bryan, Ohio, daughter of the late Harold and Christean (Grine) Dietrich. She was a 1947 graduate of Ney High School. Luella …

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Gerald P. “Jerry” Schmitt, 79

Gerald P. “Jerry” Schmitt, 79, of Alvordton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon.  Jerry was born October 7, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Carl and Edna (Schneider) Schmitt.  He served in the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge …

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Julie J. Barker, 60

Julie J. Barker, 60, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, in the Emergency Room of Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.  Julie was born January 27, 1962, in Hicksville, Ohio, daughter of the late Lester and Betty (Chehi) Sprow.  She was a 1980 graduate of Antwerp High School and …

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Dee Ann Reeder, 83

Dee Ann Reeder, 83, of Montpelier passed away at home on Monday, June 13, 2022.  She was born on September 25, 1938 in Montpelier to Lowell W. and Vivian D. (Hauck) Martin.  Dee graduated from Montpelier High School in 1956.  She then received her Associates Degree from Elkhart University.  On August 24, 1957 she …

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Maria A. Hamilton, 69

Maria A. Hamilton, age 69, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 4:08 P.M. on Friday, June 10, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mrs. Hamilton was a 1971 graduate of Waite High School in Toledo, Ohio, and had been a longtime employee of the …

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Ronny M. Godsey, 72

Ronny M. Godsey, age 72, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 1:49 P.M. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after an extended illness. Mr. Godsey was a 1968 graduate of Edon High School and served in the United States Army from 1971-1972. …

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Doyle Frederick (Fred)Smethurst, 78

Doyle Frederick (Fred)Smethurst passed away on June 8th at Hillside Country Living. He had been suffering from lymphatic cancer. Fred was born in Bryan, Ohio on February 26, 1944 to Estle and Helen (Lautermilch) Smethurst. Fred graduated from Montpelier High School in 1962. After high school Fred was employed by …

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Vincente Gonzalez, 86

Vincente Gonzalez, 86 years of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Hillside Country Living, rural Bryan, where he was a resident. Vicente was born November 27, 1935, in Coamo, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Vicente and Delores (Rivera) Gonzalez. Vicente served in the United States Army, …

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Vance H. Hook, 88

Vance H. Hook, 88, of Harlan, Indiana passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Vance was born March 22, 1934, in his maternal grandfather’s home in Hicksville, Ohio, son of the late Ira K. and Elva L. (Hilbert) Hook. He was a 1952 …

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Ruth A. Meyer, 68

Ruth A. Meyer, age 68, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Ruth was a librarian and manager of the West Unity Library for 22 years and had previously worked at the Bryan library. She attended Zion Mennonite Church where …

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