Obituaries

Genevieve R. Bishop, 89

Genevieve R. Bishop, 89 years, of Bryan passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Hillside Country Living, Bryan. Genevieve was born November 10, 1931 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clinton C. and Ruth Meredith (Weber) Coulon. She married James R. Bishop on July 7, 1950 in Tennessee …

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Shirley Elaine Fritz, 88

Shirley Elaine Fritz, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, died of natural causes on the morning of Monday, February 15, 2021. Born November 22, 1932, and raised on a farm near Hicksville, Ohio, Shirley was the daughter of Russell and Orpha (Kimmel) Hilbert. She met her husband of 60 years, Ward …

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Janet C. Borton, 88

Janet C. Borton, 88 years, of Alvordton, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Hillside Country Living, Bryan.  Janet was born May 20, 1932, in Alvordton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Devillo and Juanita (Severence) Figgins.  She was a 1950 graduate of Alvordton High School.  Janet was …

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Jeffrey John Krill, 55

Jeffrey John Krill, age 55, of Montpelier Ohio, passed away at 12:44 P.M. at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne after a brief illness. Mr. Krill was a graduate of Montpelier High School in 1985 where he was active in the band. Following high school he proudly served in …

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Vernon Whitson, 82

Vernon Whitson, age 82, of Wauseon, passed away February 15, 2021 at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Vernon was born March 13, 1938 in Yellville, Arkansas to the late Henry and Kate (Thayer) Whitson. On June 22, 1968, Vernon married Marilyn Haase, who survives. Vernon loved bowling and playing cards. He …

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Larry R. Sullivan, 78

Larry R. Sullivan, age 78, of Stryker, died Monday, February 15, 2021, as the result of injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Arrangements are pending at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker.

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Kay Ellen Byroads, 69

Kay Ellen Byroads, age 69, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 11:05 P.M. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her family, after an extended illness. Mrs. Byroads was a 1969 graduate of Bryan High School and had been Director of Community Compassion at Grace Community Church …

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Rex J. Ridgway, 80

Rex J. Ridgway, 80 years, of West Unity, Ohio passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.  Rex was born on May 23, 1940 in Bryan, Ohio, son of the late Virgil L. and Veree (White) Ridgway.  He was 1959 graduate of …

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Alma R. Troyer, 80

Alma R. Troyer, age 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away at 10:45 A.M. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana, after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she enjoyed working with children and volunteered at numerous preschools in the …

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Jorge “J.R.” Casares, 31

Jorge “J.R.” Casares, age 31, of Mark Center, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021, from injuries sustained in a car accident. J.R. was a graduate of Fairview High School and was employed at Tire Man as a general service technician. He enjoyed ghost hunting, cooking, spending time with …

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