Leona Ellen (Lawrence) Sherer, age 93, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, August 7, after a long illness.
Born in Tedrow, Ohio, on March 15, 1922, to Kenneth and Mildred (Croninger) Lawrence, she graduated from Pettisville High School and married her high school sweetheart, George Sherer, Jr., on April 20, 1941. They ran the family farm in Waterville for 30 years, while Mrs. Sherer also worked for LaSalle’s Department Store at Westgate and Pope’s Grocery in Waterville. After they moved to Lake Worth, Fla., in 1971, she worked at Woolco and J. Byrons. Upon retiring in 2001, they moved back to Waterville. Mrs. Sherer was a past member of the Valley View Garden Club of Waterville and the Waterville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Thad) Jones, of Waterville, Patricia Sherer, of Reno, Nev., and Mary (Richard) Gladieux, of Monclova; brother, Harlen (Joan) Lawrence; sister-in-law, Mary Lawrence; grandchildren, Shannon (Michael) Jones, Robin (Enzo) Palacios, Heather (Michael) Kelso, Amber (Kevin) Staley, Autumn (Doug) Teskey, Allison (David) Eno, Brent Gladieux and Dean Taylor; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Sherer in 2002; sister, Doris (Orville) Rupp; and brother, Richard Lawrence.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Whitehouse Country Manor for their kind and loving care during Mrs. Sherer’s seven years with them, as well as Hospice of Northwest Ohio for its comforting care during her last days.
Friends and family were received for a memorial service on August 13 at the Peinert Dunn Funeral Home in Waterville. A private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations are encouraged to the Waterville United Methodist Church.
Agnes D. Mokri, age 92, of Maumee, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August 11.
Born on September 21, 1922, to John and Mary Halasz, she was a kind and generous person who brightened the lives of everyone she knew. For many decades, she was an active and devoted member of her church who volunteered extensively. She was a proud Hungarian who spoke the language fluently and cooked the traditional dishes with unparalleled skill. The best of all her good qualities, Mrs. Mokri was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always made everyone feel welcome and loved.
She is survived by her sons, John (Lisa), Dennis (Rhonda), Michael (Jan) and Mark (Pamela); daughters, Delores Purdy and Jane (Michael) Berry; and three generations of grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John and her siblings.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on August 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, followed by interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Suite No. 2, Toledo, OH 43615.
Judith Kay King, age 72, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, surrounded by her family.
Born in Toledo on November 26, 1942, to W. Robert and Virginia (Bratschi) Boyce, she graduated from Waite High School in 1960 and was employed with Key Bank as a teller for more than 30 years, retiring in 2010. Mrs. King enjoyed shopping, traveling and trying her luck at the slots in Las Vegas. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Surviving are her children, Keith (Mandy) King, Traci (Chris) Burchell and Lisa (Scott) Judy; nine grandchildren; and her sister and best friend, Beverly (Jack) Hoeflinger. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Robert Boyce.
A memorial Mass was celebrated on August 17 at All Saints Catholic Church, followed by interment in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Northwest Ohio.
Dolores Gean Ingram, age 84, of Moore, S.C., died on Thursday, August 13.
Born in Detroit on April 26, 1931, to Clyde and Aparo (Della) Palacios Hughes, she was a longtime member of the Body of Christ Church in Toledo, where she was also a part of the All Ladies Prayer Group; Harvest Christian Assembly in Temperance, Mich.; and Breakthrough Church after moving to Spartanburg, S.C. Her favorite organizations to support were the National Wildlife Association, Humane Society, Miracle Hill and Wounded Warrior Project
Survivors include her children, Audie (Kathy) Holmes, of Toledo, Drew (Kelley) Holmes, of Jacksonville, Fla., Hanson (Victoria) Holmes, of Maumee, and Dr. Ladia (Kevin) Konz, of Moore, S.C.; grandchildren, Jaimi, Tyler, Kaiya, Drew and Malachi Holmes, Leia Barnett, Jacob and Stephanie Spafford and Rione and Karmen Konz; great-grandchildren, Norah and Graham Barnett and Griffin and Ava Spafford; and sister-in-law, Jane Ingram. She was predeceased by her father; husbands, Claudie Holmes, Jack Koester and Jerry Ingram; son, Kirkland Holmes; and brother, Duane Hughes.
Funeral services were conducted on August 17 at Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel in Spartanburg, S.C. Memorial donations may be made to Spartanburg Regional Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 430, Drayton, SC 29333.
Stephen William Sloan, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and loving children on Friday, August 14.
Born and raised in Toledo, he graduated from Bowsher High School and went on to graduate from Bowling Green State University. He gained much technical knowledge and experience working for various companies in Chicago, Michigan and Toledo, including National Family Opinion, Digital Equipment Corp, Ohio Hazardous Materials, Electronic Data Systems, Arthur Young and Arbor Text Inc., all of which led him to his position as the information technology director at Surface Combustion. Through-out his years in the technical field, he developed a strong Tai Chi, yoga and meditation practice. In 2006 he felt compelled to follow his passion in the healing arts by acquiring multiple certifications and teaching.
Mr. Sloan became a Qigong facilitator through The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, received 200- and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certifications, studied Yoga Nidra Meditation and became a certified Reiki Master in the Usui Reiki Method from the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Fla. Over many years he advanced his transpersonal meditation studies through Delphi University and Spiritual Center, Georgia, in the Self Enlightenment Studies program. His true calling and passion shined through in his teachings, where he gained much respect and love throughout the yoga community. He and his wife, Nancy, established Parting Clouds Yoga LLC, where they taught throughout the region and out of their home studio. During this time, he also worked as parish manager at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where he was responsible for the computer systems and daily operations.
Mr. Sloan was on the board of directors as technical services chair for the nonprofit CATNET-University of Toledo and a founding member and integral part of the UTMC nonprofit, Reef Monitor, where he was a field associate and responsible for the documentation videos of Coral Reef Education in the Bahamas seen on iTunes University. As a volunteer for the Nevada wild horse population control through UTMC, he assisted with the documentation and field research. He had great strength and courage and was a kind, gentle, loving soul. A great lover of nature and wildlife, he was most happy outdoors, riding his bike long distances, kayaking, walking by the river and taking photographs of the natural world.
Mr. Sloan is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Nancy; son, Nathan (Liz,); daughter, Phoebe (Josh); grandchildren, Owen and Zoe; mother, June Sloan; sister, Cynthia (Ned) Hoffman; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Sloan.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, August 30 in the Indianola Shelter at Farnsworth Park in Waterville, open to friends and family at 1:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Flowers may be delivered to Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, which handled arrangements.
Dan Harrington, Sr.
Dan W. Harrington, Sr., age 86, a lifelong resident of Maumee, passed away on Sunday, August 16, surrounded by his family.
Born in Toledo on October 8, 1928, to Frank and Vera (Lance) Harrington, he was a 1946 graduate of Maumee High School and later served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Mr. Harrington retired from Moser Construction Company and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 1138. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, crafts and all sports.
Surviving are his son, Dan (Jean) Harrington, Jr.; daughter, Vicki (Rich) Bringman; grandchildren, Robert Bringman, Lisa (Todd) Dings, Matthew Bringman, James (Jessica) Harrington and Danielle (Jason) Brown; and great-grandchildren, Hunter Brown, Gavin Brown, Logan Harrington, Tristian Harrington, Jera Harrington, Alexis Dings and Camden Dings.
Friends and family will be received from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr., Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551.
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