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Melvin Woodard

Nov 11, 1968 - Dec 02, 2023

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Port Clinton, OH

Melvin Woodard was born on November 11, 1968 to Melva and the late LeRoy Jordan, and he passed away with his family around him on November 27, 2023 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Melvin is survived by his wife, Dawn, and four beautiful daughters, TaNysha, Domonique, Melayna, and Airyanna. He is also survived by a sister, Reagan (Mike) Wynn, and two grandchildren, A'Nya and Antonio. Right after high school, Melvin was proud to have served in the U. S. Navy as a medic. He served at sea, i...Read More

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Ruth Ann (Bell) Anderson

Jan 31, 1945 - Feb 18, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

Ruth Ann (Bell) Anderson passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on February 18, 2024. Ruth Ann was born on 31 January 1945 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.Ruth Ann was an 11-year member of 4-H; her specialty was clothing. In 1962, she was a national 4-H club winner and was awarded a college scholarship presented by Coats and Clark.Ruth Ann graduated from Cheyenne East High School in 1963 and attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, from 1963 to 1965. It was while she was a student at Hastings College that she met her husband, Gary Anderson. They were married in Cheyenne, Wyoming on 13 June 1965. Ruth Ann made her own wedding dress with silk Gary purchased at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964.Gary and Ruth Ann moved to San Anselmo, California, where Gary was enrolled as a postgraduate student. Gary’s subsequent professional career moves led to residences in Munich, Germany; Axtell NE, McCook NE, Alexandria VA, Colorado Springs CO, Peachtree City GA and Ottawa County OH. Gary and Ruth Ann traveled extensively throughout Gary’s remarkable career as an Olympic Gold Medal Winner and subsequently as an International Shooting Sport Federation Vice President. Their travels took them to Canada, Mexico, Germany (also the DDR), Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Australia, Russia, Switzerland, Great Britain, The Maldives, Kuwait, Spain, Cyprus, Italy, and Brazil, among other countries.Ruth Ann was an active member for many years in Lutheran Churches in Virginia, Colorado, Georgia and Ohio.In 2016, Ruth Ann wrote a collection of 34 stories that followed Gary’s Olympic dream from a Nebraska farm to Olympic Gold in Tokyo 1964 and Mexico City 1968. She titled the collection “Inside the Bullseye,” which first appeared as a blog (http://ruthiestales.blogspot.com) that later transitioned into a book.Ruth Ann loved life, and enthusiastically brightened the lives of those around her. Her favorites included classical organ music, bells, butterflies and hummingbirds. She was especially fond of peonies, lilacs, and pansies. She enjoyed handwork, especially embroidery. She and Gary raised a large garden every year and shared excess produce with neighbors and the local food pantry.Ruth Ann had a keen interest in Katie Luther, a former nun who became the wife of Martin Luther, the Reformer. She researched and prepared a presentation on Katie’s life. She titled it “Katarina von Bora Luther, Herr Kätie, Morning Star of Wittenberg” and gave the presentation several times.Ruth Ann is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gary; daughter, Kirsten Georgi (Ken); son, Erik Anderson (Zac Snell); grandson, Max Georgi; granddaughter Annaliese Georgi, as well as her sister, Barbara Patterson and nieces Lynn Becker and Lori Cook (Alex), sister-in-law, Karen Hulce (Marty), and niece Jill Reynolds (Andrew). She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Bell; mother, Helen Curtin Bell; nephew Barry Schmeichel; and brother-in-law, Harold Patterson.A memorial service and celebration of life will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty Rd., Elmore Ohio, with one hour of visitation prior at the church. Pastor Jaci Tiell will officiate. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to:Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church19225 Witty Rd, Elmore, OH 43416Christy’s Corner Cafe (a coffee shop employing and supporting teenagers and adults with special needs)368 Rice St, Elmore, OH 43416https://secure.givelively.org/donate/engaging-opportunities-foundation/changing-lives-in-northwest-ohioOak Harbor Public Library147 W Main St, Oak Harbor, OH 43449

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Ronald R. Teague

Jun 07, 1945 - Feb 16, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

Ronald R. TeagueJune 7, 1945 – February 16, 2024Ronald R. Teague died at his home on February 16, 2024, at the age of 78. Ron was an avid fisherman who also loved playing cards while enjoying his Jack and diet tall with a slice of lime. His greatest joy in life was his family. He and his wife of 56 years enjoyed many travels together after raising their family. In his free time, Ron enjoyed cheering on the Buckeyes and the Rockets. He loved music, card games, mind-sharpening puzzles and playing the slots.Once the grandchildren arrived, Ron and Marylea opened the door to many family travel adventures including a yearly trek to North Myrtle Beach. Ron's quick wit often brought the kids to tears with laughter. Ron enjoyed coaching his kids and grandkid's athletics, but he always found time to attend every event. His postgame review with the grands frequently highlighted the positives and areas that needed improvement! With “Gramps” you always knew how he felt.Ron is survived by the love of his life, Marylea; children, Amy (David) Topoleski, Douglas (Amy Demick) Teague, Alison (Matthew) Earl, David Teague; grandchildren, Jordan, Maya and Jackson Topoleski, Parker, Teylor, Hunter and Ryder Teague, Madison, Nolan and Ashlea Earl, Ian Teague, Brecken, Asia, Taijen, Titan, Jaxton, Canon and Ryszik Teague; special family friend, Amber; three brothers; and his beloved puppy Eddie who brought Ron so much joy.A private celebration of Ron’s life will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Unruly Arts.org.

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Brittany Nicole Walton

Apr 07, 1991 - Feb 14, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

Brittany Nicole Walton, 32, residing in Port Clinton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, February 14, 2024 at her residence.Brittany was born on April 7, 1991 in Sandusky, OH. She was a die hard Minnesota Vikings fan, loved playing Fortnite, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.Brittany is survived by her parents, David Walton and Aprel Martin; fiancée, Michael "Mike" Pletcher; sons, Dakota and Mason Walton; sister, Charadi (Akers) Rosenberger; brothers, Tyler (Callie) Dillery, Sean (Kayla) Taylor, David Walton, Christopher Thompson and Jeremy Walton; god-sister, Kelsi (Robert) Hellman; grandmother, Sharon Lawson; and several loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives.Brittany is preceded in death by her grandfather, Russell Corbin and niece, Amaraya Dillery.Friends may call on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4:00 pm until the time of funeral services at 6:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH.Condolences may be shared online at www.grofffuneralhomes.com.

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Michael Lee Rose

Feb 13, 1952 - Feb 06, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

Michael Lee Rose, age 71, passed away on February 6, 2024. Michael was born on February 13, 1952 to parents Ulysses Grant Rose II and Dorothy (Briggs) Rose. He grew up in Kalida on a farm and later joined the Marine Corps.Following Michael’s military service, he moved to California and spent time hang-gliding. This was an enduring hobby for Michael and he would often share stories of the time he spent there. In 1991 he married Teresa Donley, and the two spent 24 years together until her passing in 2013. Together they raised four children.Michael worked for Chrysler for 25 years and was proud of his work. His favorite position at Chrysler was as a job setter, as he knew enough about all the different tasks to go wherever he was needed. Michael also loved riding his ’96 Harley Sportster.Michael is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Teresa (Donley) Rose; and siblings, Tammy Tschuor, Dave Rose, and Ulysses Grant Rose III. He is survived by his children, Cyria Rose, Sharla Rose, Samantha Lee Rose, Michael Rose Jr., Holly Shepherd, Trista Rose, and Annie Rose; and his siblings, Danny Rose, Jeany Rose, and Judy Rose.

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James Sutton

Sep 02, 1964 - Jan 30, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

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Daniel Scott Anderson

Sep 13, 1973 - Jan 29, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

In loving memory of Daniel Scott Anderson, the vibrant spirit of Port Clinton, Ohio. Daniel, aged 50, departed this world on January 29, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family at home. Born to Robert and Gloria (Woodruff) Anderson in Port Clinton, he was a proud graduate of the Port Clinton High School Class of 1992. On August 19, 2001, Dan united his life with Shari Robertson in Marblehead, Ohio, and their love remained a constant until the end.Describing Dan is a task that words can hardly capture. Universally acknowledged as one of a kind, he possessed a heart of gold that saw the good in everyone. His infectious humor and quick wit made him the life of every gathering. Dan’s zest for life transformed ordinary moments into unforgettable adventures, and his enthusiasm made everything enjoyable.Dan’s journey through life was as diverse as his character. From his 14 years in masonry to a decade as a flatbed owner-operator and another decade operating machinery at construction sites, he embraced each opportunity with passion and dedication. In the last two years, he ventured into entrepreneurship with BU Designs, crafting and selling beautiful wooden flags. Dan’s culinary skills, particularly his love for preparing pastas, showcased another facet of his creativity.An avid Michigan Wolverines fan and a cornhole enthusiast, Dan knew how to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Yet, his greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his beloved children: Makayla Anderson, Kiara Gaeth, and Braylin Anderson, and his cherished grandchildren: Kayden Acree and Khi Below.Dan leaves behind a legacy of warmth and laughter, survived by his loving wife, Shari, children, grandchildren, and a host of siblings: Norm Rickard, Melva Anderson, Raymond Dubbert, Brenda Hatcher, Donna Rickard, Big Robby Anderson, Little Robby Anderson, and Norma Ramsey. His faithful companion, Zoe Zoolander, also mourns his loss. Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gloria Anderson, son Braydan Anderson, and siblings Jaime, Bryan, and David Anderson.Cremation services will be provided by Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, with private family services to be held at a later time.In this time of sorrow, may the memories of Dan’s infectious laughter and zest for life bring solace to all who had the privilege of sharing in his joy.

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Stella Louise Galliher

Mar 24, 1939 - Jan 28, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

Stella Louise Galliher, 84, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Edgewood Manor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Port Clinton, OH. She was born on March 24, 1939, in Vanceburg, Kentucky to Laura Stone and Garland Zornes. On November 4, 1956, in Genoa, Ohio, she married Clyde Galliher and remained married 54 years until his death on December 8, 2010.Stella enjoyed gardening, embroidery, going to church, and spending time with her beloved dog, Maddie. She loved to browse garage sales with her sisters. Cooking and baking were a way that Stella showed her love to others. She loved socializing with her former co-workers and friends. Stella always lent open ears to those that needed someone to confide in, though she wasn’t afraid to share her opinion. Most importantly she will be missed as a Mom, Grandma, Aunt and Friend.Stella worked hard her whole life with her last job being at Aeroquip Co. (later known as Inoac Co.) in Fremont, Ohio until she retired.She was a longtime member of Port Clinton Church of Christ.Stella is survived by her son, David Galliher; daughters, Bonnie (Mark) Ziegler, Helen (Randy) Schimming, Pamela McGlothlin, and Mary (Mark) Lenke; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Mart Dugan; husband, Clyde; brother, Rocky Dugan; sisters, Lulla Caseman, Sally Hamilton, Christine Gilbert, Linda Lepiarz, Brenda Diefenbach, and Esther Dugan; great-grandson, Ryan Grosjean; and daughter-in-law, Charlotte (Timmons) Galliher.Funeral services for Stella will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Mike Sweeney of Southern Care Hospice 11:00am, Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water Street, Oak Harbor, Ohio. Visiting hours will be from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor, Ohio. Memorial contributions in memory of Stella may be made to the Port Clinton Church of Christ, 1518 E. Third St., Port Clinton, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Rita J. Honner

Jun 15, 1929 - Jan 24, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

Rita J. Honner passed away on January 24, 2024, at the age of 94. She was born in Maumee, Ohio, on June 15, 1929, the eldest of three and the only daughter of Julius and Ella Tasch Brahier. Rita lived her entire life in Maumee, graduating from Maumee High School in 1947. She went on to attend Mary Manse College and Bowling Green State University.Rita met the love of her life, Glenn Honner, at Tomlinson’s Drugstore in uptown Maumee, where she worked with his sister. They went on to marry in 1950, eventually welcoming two daughters. Rita and Glenn enjoyed 61 years together before he passed away in 2012, after years of Rita’s devoted care. They both loved following sports, especially baseball, and took up golf as empty-nesters, setting off on golf trips with friends as well as other travels. They also made regular trips to California to spend time with daughter Pam and her family.Rita was an avid reader, an outstanding cook, hostess, and homemaker, and an avid gardener. She also enjoyed needlepoint, crafts, and knitting, and her family were the lucky recipients of her beautiful afghans. Rita found a new outlet for her creativity when she became a Girl Scout leader. She loved Scouting and volunteered for 15 years, well after her own girls had left the program, notably being the first leader honored with the Thanks Badge, Scouting’s highest honor for volunteers. Rita also spent 22 years volunteering weekly at St. Luke’s Hospital in the chaplain’s office.Rita was a devoted and loving caregiver who will be terribly missed by her family. She is survived by her daughters Pamela Honner (Hal) Licht, Diane (Paul) Forquer, grandchildren Ryan (Tasha Perdue) Forquer, Lindsay (Taylor) Sopko, Megan (Pablo) Kovacs, Adam (Melanie) Licht, and Evan (Hannah) Licht. Also surviving her are her brother Milton and wife Patricia Brahier and sister-in-law Bertha Honner, as well as six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her brother, Robert.Special thanks goes out to the staff at Elizabeth Scott Community and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care. Private services will be held. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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John Billis

Jan 17, 1944 - Jan 26, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

John Billis, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 26, 2024, shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday.Born in Toledo, Ohio, to Andrew and Catherine (Appelhans) Billis on January 17, 1944, John graduated from Macomber High School and the University of Toledo, where he achieved two degrees: a degree in Public Service Technology (1971) and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (1975).A member of the Toledo Police Department for more than 33 years, John proudly served our community as a member of the Selective Enforcement Unit, a pilot for the Metro Drug Unit, and a Commercial Enforcement officer for heavy vehicles through the Traffic Bureau. John’s major career highlights include completing training with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs (1972) and introducing air surveillance to Greater Lucas County.Service, in both the public and private sectors, was at the core of Johns being and marked his entire life. A member of Sylvania City Council for 12 years, John also led fund-raising efforts for The National Exchange Club as Chairman of the Greater Sylvania Golf Tournament for child abuse prevention. He helped introduce soccer to the community by recruiting hockey players from Tam O’ Shanter and organizing the area’s first travel soccer team, which laid the groundwork for the Pacesetter soccer program and Pacesetter Park.A longtime member of Highland Meadows Golf Club and an avid trap shooter, John won second place in the 1997 National Trapshooting Tournament. He enjoyed travel, especially annual trips to Ft. Myers Beach, FL, with family and friends. Led by his strong desire to help others, John lived a life that was family centered and selfless, and he will be remembered by all who knew him for his unwavering support for those he held in his heart.His memory will be cherished by his wife, Jan Robison Billis; brother, Bob (Viki); daughter, Melissa Billis, and sons, Todd (Heather) Billis and Dan (Jennifer) Hammill; grandchildren, Joshua, Brandon, Bailey, Bobby, Catherine, Georgia, and Stella; nephew, Andy Billis; and sister-in-law, Lin Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Suzette Marie.A visitation will be held at Walker Funeral home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. on Wednesday, January 31st between 4:00 – 7:00pm. A Funeral Service will follow on Thursday at 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Sylvania Community Services Center, 4747 Holland Sylvania Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560, in John’s honor.

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Rita J. Honner

Jun 15, 1929 - Jan 24, 2024

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Port Clinton, OH

Rita J. Honner passed away on January 24, 2024, at the age of 94. She was born in Maumee, Ohio, on June 15, 1929, the eldest of three and the only daughter of Julius and Ella Tasch Brahier. Rita lived her entire life in Maumee, graduating from Maumee High School in 1947. She went on to attend Mary Manse College and Bowling Green State University.Rita met the love of her life, Glenn Honner, at Tomlinson’s Drugstore in uptown Maumee, where she worked with his sister. They went on to marry in 1950, eventually welcoming two daughters. Rita and Glenn enjoyed 61 years together before he passed away in 2012, after years of Rita’s devoted care. They both loved following sports, especially baseball, and took up golf as empty-nesters, setting off on golf trips with friends as well as other travels. They also made regular trips to California to spend time with daughter Pam and her family.Rita was an avid reader, an outstanding cook, hostess, and homemaker, and an avid gardener. She also enjoyed needlepoint, crafts, and knitting, and her family were the lucky recipients of her beautiful afghans. Rita found a new outlet for her creativity when she became a Girl Scout leader. She loved Scouting and volunteered for 15 years, well after her own girls had left the program, notably being the first leader honored with the Thanks Badge, Scouting’s highest honor for volunteers. Rita also spent 22 years volunteering weekly at St. Luke’s Hospital in the chaplain’s office.Rita was a devoted and loving caregiver who will be terribly missed by her family. She is survived by her daughters Pamela Honner (Hal) Licht, Diane (Paul) Forquer, grandchildren Ryan (Tasha Perdue) Forquer, Lindsay (Taylor) Sopko, Megan (Pablo) Kovacs, Adam (Melanie) Licht, and Evan (Hannah) Licht. Also surviving her are her brother Milton and wife Patricia Brahier and sister-in-law Bertha Honner, as well as six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her brother, Robert.Special thanks goes out to the staff at Elizabeth Scott Community and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care. Private services will be held. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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