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Dianne Zacharias

Jun 22, 1978 - Nov 11, 2023

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Mansfield, OH

Dianne Elizabeth Zacharias, age 45, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Dianne was born in Mansfield, OH.

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William Lee Smith

Sep 15, 1946 - Feb 13, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

William Lee Smith, 77, passed away at Oak Grove Manor on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. William was born on September 15, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the son of Howard and Betty (Whitney) Smith. A private graveside service will be observed at Mansfield Cemetery. Wappner Funeral Directors-Mansfield is honored to serve the Smith family.

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Sharon Lee Holden

Dec 06, 1942 - Feb 20, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Sharon “Sherri” Lee Holden, 81, passed away at her home on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Sherri was born on December 6, 1942 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was the daughter of Herb and Bernice (Flickinger) Zehner. Sassy, hardworking, and independent, Sherri had a strong personality. She worked many manufacturing jobs, and retired from TE Connectivity. She lived life to the fullest and certainly embraced retirement with excitement and zeal. A devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, family was very important to Sherri. Sparkle could always be found on Sherri, she loved bling and never came across a piece she didn’t love. She loved birds, especially hummingbirds, sports, the food network and a good cold diet pepsi. Sherri leaves behind her children, Belinda Southard, Cathy (Mark) Switzer and Lori (Rick) Holden-Sjostedt; her grandchildren, Deiserea Holden, Alysha Applegate, Stephen Southard, Tori Keen, Trevor Southard; her great-grandchildren, Vayda and Lennon Applegate, Evelyn and Natalie Southard, Austin, Dustin and Caitlin Robinson; her great-great-grandchildren, Adalynn Cornell and Makenlee Robinson; her sister-in-law, Adora Zehner; nieces and nephews; and her fur babies, Lucy and Mitzy. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Dan Zehner and Shelva Zehner; her grandson, Wesley Miller; and her fur baby, Sassy. Special thank you to Terry Smith, her friend who was instrumental toward the end of her life. Guests will be greeted from 9:00-10:00 am on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Wappner Funeral Directors-Mansfield, 98 S. Diamond Street. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am. She will be laid to rest in Zehner Cemetery in Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice or American Cancer Society.

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Jackie Eugene Lawhorn

Oct 25, 1975 - Feb 18, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Jackie “Jack” Eugene Lawhorn, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Jack was born October 25, 1975 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was the son of Chester Lawhorn and Hannah (Shepherd) Perry. Jack was employed at Leppart Machine for 20 years. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corp. Jack died as he lived, enjoying life. He was the life of the party and never knew a stranger. He was a man his family and friends could always depend on. He loved fishing, hunting and more than anything his family. Jack was a nature lover and truly enjoyed anything outdoors. Walking his property with our family dog - Onyx was his solitude. Survived by his wife of 29 years Alison (Hill) Lawhorn; children, Madison, Marissa (Josh), Jackson; grandchildren, Grayson Lawhorn and Violet Sawyer; his mother, Hannah (Monty) Perry; his siblings, Patricia (Jim) Rose, Bart (Christa) Lawhorn, Nina (Steve) Reeder and Renee (Tim) McMillen; numerous nieces and nephews; closest friends, Jim Gollihue, Steve Fultz, Arthur Sheman, John Brighthill, Shane Smith and Shawn Nader; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Marsha Hill. He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Lawhorn; paternal grandparents, Perry Jackson ‘Jack’ Lawhorn and Margaret Bear Lawhorn; maternal grandparents, Arthur ‘Gene’ Shepherd and Emily Whitt Shepherd; and his beloved dog, Tank. Family and friends may visit from 9:00-11:00 am on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Wappner Funeral Directors-Mansfield, 98 S. Diamond Street. Pastor Matthew Pond will officiate the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am. Jack will be laid to rest in Springmill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the family. Our lives are forever touched because you were a part of it.

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Larry Glenn Meade

Feb 27, 1952 - Feb 18, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

PERRYSVILLE: Larry Glenn Meade passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family at the age of 71.He was born February 27, 1952, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to parents Woodroe & Virginia (Hamilton) Meade. Not long after, Larry’s family moved to New London, Ohio, where he attended New London High School. He married Janet Meek on May 1, 1976 and shortly after the pair moved to the Perrysville area, where they have resided for 47 years.An outdoorsman, Larry loved to be outdoors or in the woods, which included hiking. He particularly liked to hike in the Discover Forest in Mohican State Park. Larry also enjoyed mushroom hunting and had a passion for Ford Mustangs.He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Janet Meade; his daughters Candy (Sam) Stouffer, Keri (Andy) Britton, and Cassie (Brian) Miller; his grandchildren Heather (Mark) Lefever, Jordon Stouffer, Jesse Stouffer, Hannah Britton, Dylan Britton, Evan Miller, and Vanessa Miller; his great grandchildren Oliver, Roselee, Emelia, Archer, and one on the way; and his brother Phil (Judy) Meade.In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brothers Darrel Meade and Carey Meade.Join Larry’s family in celebrating his life on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, Loudonville.Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Larry’s family and encourage you to share a memory or condolence. 

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John Edward Dombrowski

Feb 02, 1938 - Feb 19, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

John Edward Dombrowski passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 19, 2024.John was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 2, 1938, to Matthias and Marie Dombrowski. He spent his early years in the Chicago area before moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan. While attending Western Michigan University, John met the love of his life, Darrell Urban. They were married on August 17, 1963, and celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2023.After graduating, John joined the U.S. Army Reserve and worked for the Bell Telephone Company. During the Vietnam era, John was called up to active duty and served in Stuttgart, Germany. After returning from his overseas assignment, John and Darrell moved back to the Chicago area where they lived for several years before joining much of Darrell’s family in southern California. While in California, John worked for many years as a custodian in a local elementary school where he was beloved by the students and faculty. Years later he returned to his Midwest roots, moving to Cleveland, and then settling in Mansfield, OH to be close to his grandchildren.John and Darrell were devoted to their family, raising three successful children, Michelle who lives in Florida, Mark who lives in Ireland, and Jim who lives in Mansfield. John is the proud grandfather (“Pops”) of six grandchildren: Delaney, Connor, John, David, Matylda, & Stella.John has rejoined Darrell, who passed away in December of 2023.John and Darrell will be interred together at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on February 26, 2024, at 12:45 pm. Family and friends are welcome to join John and Darrell’s family there to celebrate their lives and honor John’s service to his country.Instead of flowers and in keeping with John’s love of America’s National Parks, please consider donating to the National Park Foundation (give.nationalparks.org).

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Carole Joanne Humbert

Dec 11, 1934 - Feb 19, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Carole Joanne Humbert, 89, passed away at her home on Monday, February 19, 2024. Carole was born December 11, 1934 in Mansfield, Ohio to John and Lucille (Schroeder) Leedy. Carole was a homemaker for much of her life as she raised her family. Later in life, she worked a few clerical jobs in the Mansfield area. She was a member of Franklin United Methodist where she was a secretary for several years. She was a gifted singer, singing with the local chapter of Sweet Adelines, Mid-Ohio Sound, and the Canton City of Flags Chorus. She sang with the church choir, with her sisters, and in a quartet called “Daddy’s Girls”. Carole was a fabulous cook, and many raved about her special dishes. Carole is survived by her daughters, Janie (Chip) Poland, Jody (Jeff) Spelman and Amy (John) Wise; her grandchildren, Brit (Susan) Brafford, Bethany (Shaun) Hickey, Brooke (Merrill) Hudgens, Matt (Trista) Poland, Courtney (Zach) Ringler, Jonathan (Anna Marie) Spelman, and Jordan (Amanda) Spelman; her great-grandchildren, Brynn and Luke Brafford, Kyla and Kayden Brafford, Malley Hickey, Nick Poland, Ava, Kenley, and Foster Ringler, Junia, Quin, and Avila Spelman, Rowan and Josie Spelman, and Jayden Hudgens; and her sister, Bette Murphy. Carole was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 68 years, Roger Humbert; and her siblings, James Leedy Sr., Wanda Robertson, and Dan Leedy. Guests will be received from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Wappner Funeral Directors-Mansfield, 98 S. Diamond Street. An additional hour of visitation from 10:00-11:00 am on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the funeral home. Pastor Brian Amstutz will officiate the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am. Carole will be laid to rest at Franklin Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice or Faith United Methodist Church.

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Dorothy N. Eckert

Feb 20, 1936 - Feb 12, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Dorothy N. Eckert, age 87, went to be with the Lord Monday February 12, 2024 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital. Her loved ones are confident that she was welcomed by her son and cherished husband in heaven.She was born February 20, 1936 in Mansfield to parents Clarence and Eva (Treaster) Fullager. Dorothy graduated from Springfield Township High School (now Ontario) with the class of 1954, and met and fell in love with the man who would change her world while square dancing at Odd Fellows. On July 17, 1954 she married Harold Eckert and spent 62 wonderful years together.Dorothy was an avid reader, so it was no surprise when she took a position as a librarian. She served as the librarian for Crestview Elementary and Middle Schools for 30 years before her retirement. She continued subbing for the district for 10 years. During her career, she delighted in the many students she was blessed to impact. She had a true love for history, especially the Civil War Era.Dorothy was a long-time member of Clay Memorial Lutheran Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir and was the second woman ever to serve as a council member.Along with Harold, she was a long-time active member of Grange on both the state and national levels. Dorothy was a state officer serving as program director, lecturer and community service director. Most recently she was a special liaison for the organization. Dorothy and Harold’s position in the Grange offered them many opportunities including travel and meeting with many dignitaries and she also enjoyed portraying Miss Caroline Hall, a niece of one of the founding members of Grange.She was a warm and caring mother, sharing her love of reading with her children and volunteering to support them as a scouting den mother and 4-H leader. She enjoyed gardening and had the gift of music in her heart.Dorothy is survived by her daughter Loretta (Joseph) Chiko; grandchildren Jennifer (Arthur Jones) Chiko, Brian Chiko, and Kristina Jo Chiko; great grandchildren Penelope Chiko Jones and Menander Chiko Jones, several nieces and nephews, and special friend Pamela (Tony) Hugel and their family, and her beloved cat Roo.In addition to her parents, and Harold, she was preceded in death by a son Jeffery Eckert.The Eckert family will receive friends Friday, February 23, 2024 from 3- 8 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, with a funeral service on Saturday morning at 10 am. Pastor Carol Kilgore will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.Contributions in her memory to Clay Memorial Lutheran Church or the Ohio State Grange may be made at the funeral home.Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dorothy's family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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Inez Shepard

Apr 20, 1933 - Feb 12, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

In loving memory of Inez Shepard Inez Shepard, a cherished member of the Mansfield community, gracefully departed this world on February 12, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on April 20, 1933, in Dublin, GA, Inez touched the lives of many through her incredible dedication and unwavering commitment to education and childcare. After completing her education in the Dublin Georgia School System, Inez sought new horizons and relocated to Mansfield, Ohio. It was there that she began her career in the nursing field, but her true passion drew her towards nurturing and educating young minds. With boundless love for children, Inez took a leap of faith and founded the beloved Happy Time Childcare. Through her tireless efforts, she became a pillar of the community, providing a space of joy and learning for countless children. It was clear from the start that Inez possessed a profound gift for teaching, and so she also established the Culiver Reading Center, a testament to her unwavering commitment to fostering literacy and empowering young minds. Her impact and influence extended far beyond the classroom walls, shaping the lives of generations to come. Inez would often express her gratitude to her faith and spirituality, having been raised in the church from an early age in Dublin, Georgia. She found solace and strength as a devoted member of the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, where her presence was treasured by the congregation. Outside of her professional achievements, Inez found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She had a passion for pottery and ceramics, using her creative spirit to mold beauty from clay. Her green thumb was evident in her beloved garden, where she nurtured vibrant flowers and tended to thriving plants. Inez’s love for gospel music was unyielding, filling her heart with melodies that lifted her spirit and touched the souls of all who listened. Inez will forever be remembered as a dedicated educator, a devoted mother, a loving wife, and a cherished sister and friend. Her memory will be carried on by her beloved husband of 70 years, Kenneth Wayne Shepard Sr; her twin daughters, Sheila (Bryon) Reed and Sharon Shepard-Wright; her sons, Kenneth Wayne (Patricia) Shepard Jr., Charles (Charlene) Shepard, Phillip (Sandra) Duty, and Garry (Lareta) Duty; sister, Mary (Nathaniel) Carter, 20 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Adolph Wright and Dora Wright and her siblings. Visitation 10:00am and Home Going Service 11:00am Thursday , February 22, 2024, at at the Maddox Memorial COGIC, 1148 Walker Lake Rd. Inez will be laid to rest at Mansfield Memorial Park. In this time of grief, let us remember Inez Shepard as an extraordinary woman: a beacon of light, a guiding force, and a source of inspiration. May her legacy of love, compassion, and dedication continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all whose lives she touched.

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Nancy Jeanne Lobring

Jul 13, 1952 - Feb 11, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Nancy Jeanne Lobring passed away at Arbors of Mifflin on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Nancy was born on July 13, 1952 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was the daughter of H. Dale and Susan (McElvain) Eckert. Nancy was a skilled beautician. She was a music enthusiast, especially country, and could always be found dancing. She was a member of the Country Music Association. She also enjoyed bowling. Nancy is survived by her children, Mike (Lisa) Walker and Don (Jenny) Walker; her grandchildren, Jacob, Carolina, Brien, William, Anthony, Nicole and Amanda Walker; her sisters, Sandie Wertz and Linda Nikolaus; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Bob Eckert and Karen Harris. Guests will be received from 12:00-1:00 pm on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Wappner Funeral Directors-Mansfield, 98 S. Diamond Street. Pastor Matthew Pond will officiate the funeral service beginning immediately at 1:00 pm. Nancy will be laid to rest in Mansfield Memorial Park.

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Rosemary Riley

Oct 15, 1934 - Feb 12, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Rosemary Riley, age 89, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024, at Winchester Terrace Nursing Home in Mansfield. Born October 15, 1934, in North Auburn, Ohio to George and Blanche (Fisher) Schmitz and was raised by her adopted parents Urban and Stella Fisher, she was a lifelong area resident. A 1953 graduate of Villa Maria High School, Rosemary was a homemaker all of her life. Rosemary was a member of several social clubs in the area, including The Red Hats, and Daughter of Isabella. She enjoyed sewing and doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Surviving are her four children, Kevin (Connie) Riley of Shelby, Marianne (Mark) Cooper of Shiloh, Brad Riley of Des Moines, IA and Maureen (Daniel) Zupnick of Dublin, OH; seven grandchildren, Michael (Ashley) Riley of Salt Lake City, UT., Stephen Riley of Shelby, James Kempf of Grove City, OH., Benjamin Kempf of Ashland, OH.; Brianna Riley of Des Moines, IA, Sydney Zupnick of Dayton, OH, and Riley Zupnick of Dublin, OH; two great-grandchildren Branson and Axel Riley; and one sister Agnes Heydinger of Rock Hill SC. In addition to her biological and adoptive parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband of 39 years, James Riley; infant daughter Mary Ellen; 6 brothers Paul Schmitz; Ralph Schmitz, Edger Schmitz, Robert Schmitz, Bernard Schmitz, Cletus Schmitz; and one sister Rita Boeckman. A funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, February 19, 2024, from the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, at 29 West St. in Shelby. Father Chris Mileski will officiate with internment in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Help Line Ministries at 29 1/2 Walnut St. Shelby, OH 44875 or the Avita Health Hospice at 1220 N Market St, Galion, OH 44833. Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

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