Thursday, October 17, 2013
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A girl was born on Oct. 13 at Firelands Regional Med-ical Center in Sandusky to Debra and Ryan Chapmanof Port Clinton.Andrew Fritz, 27, plumber/electrician, and Brittany Dillender, 21, home mother, both of Oak Harbor.Robert Gibson, 45, unemployed, and Carol Arent, 43,Lutheran Home of Mercy, both of Oak Harbor.Jason Laubacher, 22, Ottawa SWCD employee, of Oak Harbor, and Kayla Castillo, 22, marketing assistant, of Port Clinton.
Margaret M.“Peggy” Haynes
Sept. 19, 1920-Oct. 10, 2013
Margaret M. “Peggy”Haynes, 93, of Port Clin-ton, passed away, Thurs-day, Oct. 10, at EdgewoodManor Nursing Center,Port Clinton, surroundedby her loving family. Shewas born on Sept. 19, 1920,in Galion, OH, the daugh-ter of James E. and Mary L.(Hile) Erfurt. On Septem-ber 7, 1941, in Rocky River,OH, she married Daniel J.Haynes and he precededher in death on July 30,1976. Peggy was a home-maker. She was a mem-ber of St. Joseph Catho-lic Church, Marblehead.Peggy enjoyed gardeningand working in her yard.She will be greatly missedby her loving family andfriends.Survivors include:Daughter: Margaret “Peg-gy” (Ralph) Joyce of Ca-tawba Island. Peggy waspreceded in death by herparents, brothers: RobertErfurt and Paul Erfurt, sis-ter: Mary Catherine Freese.A private family Grave-side service was conduct-ed on Tuesday, Oct. 15,in Holy Cross Cemetery,Brookpark, OH. Memori-als in memory of Peggy may be given to St. JosephCatholic Church, Marble-head. Online condolencesmay be shared with thefamily at www.walkerfu-neralhomes.co.
July 26, 1938-Oct. 12, 2013
Beverly J. Lockhart, 75, of Port Clinton, died Satur-day, Oct. 12, at EdgewoodManor Nursing Center inPort Clinton. She was bornon July 26, 1938, in PortClinton.Visitation was be heldat the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home,1124 Fulton Street, PortClinton, on Wednesday,Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. untilfuneral services at 11 a.m.Burial will follow in Lakev-iew Cemetery, Port Clin-ton. Online condolencesmay be left for the family at www.neideckerleveck-crosser.com.
May 2, 1915-Oct. 11, 2013
Mary Christine Shook, 98,of Berea, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 11, followinga brief illness. She was bornMay 2, 1915, in Port Clin-ton, a daughter of the lateBennie B. and Alta (Brede-hoft) Shook. Mary was a1933 graduate of Port Clin-ton High School, and a 1935graduate of Tifn University,with a degree in business.Mary worked in Clevelandfor T.R.W. Corporation formany years before retiringin 1980. She enjoyed shing,boating, gardening, reading,painting, and loved caring forher many pets over the years.Mary is survived by twonieces, Nancy (Frank) Whip-ple, Boiling Springs, SC, andDorothy (Kennis) Salyers,Port Clinton; three greatnieces and two great neph-ews; eight great great niecesand three great great neph-ews; and life long friend,Dorothy Gilliland.Mary was preceded in deathby her ancé, George Nelson;her parents; friend Pat Ralph;niece Sharon Mapes; nephew Christopher Whipple; sisterMargaret Mapes; and broth-er-in-law Orlo Mapes.Mary will be greatly missedfor her wit and humor andlove of life by all who knew and loved her.Private services were con-ducted.
June 13, 1961-Oct. 8, 2013
Brian C. Stephenson, 52,of Sandusky and formerly of Port Clinton, died Tues-day, Oct. 8, at MagruderHospital, Port Clinton. Hewas born June 13, 1961,in Port Clinton the son of Max and Helen (Polley)Stephenson. Brian workedin construction and en- joyed hunting, shing andoutdoor activities.Surviving are his children:Blake Stephenson of PortClinton, Alex Stephensonof Port Clinton and JoshuaStephenson of Castalia;mother Helen Stephensonof Port Clinton; sisters: Ja-net (Dick) Rhode of PortClinton and Linda (Jim)Valasek of Elmore. He waspreceded in death by his fa-ther, Max Stephenson.Private funeral ser-vices were conducted atNeidecker, LeVeck & Cross-er Funeral Home, PortClinton, with interment inRiverview Cemetery, PortClinton. Memorial con-tributions may be given tothe American Heart Asso-ciation, Stein Hospice orthe donor’s choice. On linecondolences may be sharedwith the family at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com.
Thank youfrom Friends ofthe Cemeteries
The Port Clinton Friendsof the Cemeteries wouldlike to once again thank the many people who havesupported us with mon-etary donations from ourmost recent annual letterappeal. Special thanks tothe Ottawa County Com-munity Foundation forawarding us grant money towards our road pavingproject. Thank you Larry Hartlaub and Dupps Print-ing for your donation toour chicken BBQ and toall who purchased dinnersand made it a success. Andto the Port Clinton city workers who placed therefuse foundations and in-stalled the section markerposts in both cemeteries, your work is greatly appre-ciated.The Port Clinton Friendsof the Cemeteries wouldlike to clarify what seemsto be a misunderstand-ing of our powers withinthe cemeteries. We needit known that we have nocontrol over the mowing orthe trimming as this is thesole responsibility of thecity. With that being saidwe would strongly encour-age anyone who has issuesin this matter to please callthe city and let them know your concerns. Please con-tinue to share your ideasand concerns with us. Yourthoughts and ideas are vi-tal as we move forward toprioritize what is needed tosustain the dignity of ourcemeteries.
With gratitude, Dana Al-varez, President Port Clin-ton Friends of the Cem-eteries
A child’s death is notwhat we expect from life’snatural course of events.We assume that childrenoutlive their parents andwhen this unthinkabletragedy occurs, it is hardto imagine that anythingcan make a family wholeagain or allow us to moveforward with our lives.A little over a year ago weimagined a place of soli-tude, a place to reect anda place to remember ourchildren. We wanted to cre-ate a place to soften the sad-ness of visitors who neededa special place to honorthe memory of their child.Our dreams came true last year when we were grantedpermission to build such aplace at the southwest cor-ner of Lakeview Park. OurChildren’s Memorial be-came a reality.It is a parent’s biggest fearthat their child will be for-gotten. As we look at thenames inscribed on thepavers at our Children’sMemorial, we know thatthey will always be remem-bered. Many years fromnow, visitors will know who our children were.They did exist. This Chil-dren’s Memorial is not only for our children, but all of the children in this areawho have died. The legacy of the children, a legacy of
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