Gregory J. Gladieux, age 69, of Swanton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, at his home. Born in Toledo on February 6, 1947 to Walter and Lucille (Gehring) Gladieux, he moved with his family at age 2 to the Monclova farm where his lifelong love of building began. He created tree houses, forts and a tower above the trees. He attended St. Joseph Elementary School in Maumee and graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1965. Mr. Gladieux served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, stationed in Charleston, S.C., and Germany. He was employed and retired from Toledo Jeep. Having spent much of his time on numerous projects, his specialty was his custom 1964 Beatle Bug, which he entered in the Toledo Auto Show for many years. Mr. Gladieux is survived by his mother, Lucille; brothers, Martin (Jennifer), Richard (Mary) and Walter; sisters, Jane (Lance) Fuller and Carol (Jeff), of Fort Mill, S.C.; significant other, Edie Davenport: and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter; sister, Barbara Gladieux; and son, Kevin Gladieux. Visitation and the funeral service took place on May 15 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home in Whitehouse. Interment will be in Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville at a later date. The family suggests memorial donations to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Richard Z. Haney, age 68, of Maumee, passed away on Tuesday, May 10. Born in Punxsutawney, Pa., on March 13, 1948 to Robert and Alice (Bowersox) Haney, he graduated from Maumee High School and worked for most of his life on the water. He was employed by Young Brothers, where he towed barges in between the islands of Hawaii and was a first mate captain for the merchant marine. Mr. Haney is survived by his brother, Terry (Nancy) Haney; and sisters, Alice Taylor and Tish (Bob) Fournier. He was preceded in death by his parents. Per the family’s wishes, there will be no services at this time.
Thelma A. Beman, age 86, of Perrysburg, passed away with her loving family beside her on Thursday, May 12. Born in Perrysburg on July 8, 1929 to John and Magaleana (Hertzfeld) Shiple, she was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg and was a babysitter for many children. She is survived by her son, Gary Beman; daughter, Karen Schultz; grandchildren, Andy, Nicole, Megan, Amy, Chad and Carrie; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Marcella Haas; and brother, Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell Beman; grandson, Scott Beman; and brothers, Paul and Gerald Shiple. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on May 16 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, followed by interment in St. Rose Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Carolyn J. Kinnee, age 78, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13 at her daughter’s home in Lakewood, Ohio. Born in Toledo on June 1, 1937 to John and Thelma (Grover) Hullibarger, she graduated from Maumee High School in 1955 and earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from The University of Toledo. Mrs. Kinnee was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee and its Rosary and Altar Society, Sweet Harmony Acapella Chorus and the Maumee Garden Club. She volunteered as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mobile Meals, Claver House, Project Linus, the Anne Grady Center and Paws and Whiskers. She was also an avid supporter of the Toledo Zoo, the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo Museum of Art, where her son currently has his artwork in the museum store. Mrs. Kinnee is survived by her daughter, Andrée (Russell Sundberg) Kinnee; son, John (Fran) Kinnee; niece, Amy Hullibarger; and nephews, John and Jeff Hullibarger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, André; and brother, John Hullibarger II. Family and friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee on Friday, May 20 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 in the funeral home, followed by the funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Paws and Whiskers, 32 Hillwyck Dr., Toledo, OH 43615; or Girl Scouts of America, P.O. Box 5046, New York, NY 10087-5046.
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