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In Memory Of
Class of 1998
Passed Jun 26, 2016
She was born Dec. 14, 1979 to parents Jack and Vivian (Plank) Nutter in Mansfield and was a 1998 graduate of Ontario High School. Amanda was a dispatcher for the Lexington Police Department for 12 years and most recently worked for IBEW Electrical Union.
Above all, Amanda cherished her children. Everything she did was for her kids. Amanda loved cheering for her 16-year-old son Nik at his track meets and with 8-year-old Paradise she enjoyed doing mother-daughter manicures and pedicures.
Everyone loved Amanda; she had a quiet way about her and she was always there for her friends. She liked Coach purses and reading. Amanda preferred to keep everything spic and span — she had the gift of organization and tidiness. Her family and friends will dearly miss her helpful spirit.
Amanda attended Community Bible Church in Mansfield.
She is survived by her parents Jack and Deb Nutter of Mansfield; children Nik Nutter and Paradise Jeru, both of Mansfield; siblings Andrew, Joe (Dana), Adam (Julie), Heather (Joel), and Megan (Jeff); paternal grandmother Juanita and Smokey Burriss, of Mansfield; maternal grandparents Ed and Carolyn Maglott, of Mansfield; her best friend Kristi Boggs, of Mansfield; a special aunt Benji and her daughters Rachel and Vanessa, of Florida; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother Vivian Nutter, infant sister Andrea Nutter, paternal grandfather Jack H. Nutter, and maternal grandparents Guy and Ruth Plank.
Class of 1955
Passed Sep 11, 2011
Class of 1987
Passed May 08, 2019
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Eugene Beck & Margaret Kleinsorgen Beck.
After Barbara graduated high school, she continued her education and became a flight attendant. She started a family and settled in Texas where she spent the remainder of her life. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandbabies. She had a love for all animals especially her dogs and horses. She always had a smile and a hug for anyone she met.
Surviving are her two daughters, Tara Carruth and husband Scott of Trenton and Kayla Hangartner; three grandchildren, Ashlynn, Brinley and Scottie Carruth of Trenton; sister, twin sister, Beverly White of Ohio; and father of her children, Todd Hangartner; nieces and nephew, Haley, Lacey and Zack White; and close family friend, Domingo Plata.
Passed Apr 30, 2009
Class of 1972
Passed Apr 27, 2016
Bob was a graduate of Ontario High School. He worked in the computer programming field and was a consultant for The Limited, Richland Bank, Ford, IBM, and other major corporations. Bob's world revolved around his son, Jason, and his legacy will live on through the lessons he taught him. Bob enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle, and making wine. He was an NRA instructor, and shooting was a big hobby. He also enjoyed tinkering with antiques, camping and barbecuing.
Bob is survived by his son, Jason Beard; his aunt, Pauline Thacker; his good friends, Jo Jo, Eddie, Terry, and Spencer; all of his friends at the Shelby Eagles, Moose, Legion, and VFW; and the many other friends in his life he made along the way.
Passed Apr 26, 2021
Bob was born on May 28, 1928, in Findlay, Ohio, to Russell and Mary Ellen (Roseberry) Wolfe. He was raised in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he was an USHS graduate in 1946. He had an outstanding athletic career in football (1945 - undefeated NOL champions. He was a graduate of Heidelberg College prior to launching a 35-year career in high school teaching (mathematics) and coaching.
Bob began his teaching and coaching career at Harpster (1950-53), followed by Bucyrus (1953-61), and Ontario (1961-85). He coached several sports, but his specialty was track and field. His teams won 4 consecutive NOL championships at Bucyrus and 10 consecutive JAC championships at Ontario. His summers were spent painting houses with the rowdy Shelby paint crew. After his teaching career ended, he served as the Ontario Zoning Inspector.
Bob and Ann raised four children. He avidly followed Ontario High School and OSU sports. Bob was also active in the Ontario United Methodist Church, where he was a member since 1961.
Bob is survived by daughter, Deborah Langford of Northfield; son, Dan (Diane) of Ontario; daughter, Diana of Columbus; and daughter, Molly of Columbus. Grand- and step-grandchildren are: Rachel (Ryan) Boyle of Carlsbad, CA; Josh Langford of San Francisco, CA; Ben Langford of Columbus; Kristi Wolfe (Elil Yuvarajan) of League City, TX; Julie (Joel) Baker of Portland, OR; Cory (Kelly) Baumberger of Apex, NC; and Ben (Caitlin) Baumberger of Apex, NC. He is also survived by 11 great- and step-great grandchildren (with one more on the way); special friend, Shirley Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to wife, Ann, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Laurel Jane Webb; brothers, Fenton, Russ, and William "Billy". He was the ‘last man standing’ of an all-star cast of aunts and uncles.
Class of 1973
Passed Apr 03, 2017
The son of Bobby G. Sesco, Sr., and Annie (Compton) Sesco, Bobby was born August 3, 1955 in Shelby, and graduated from Ontario High School. He served in the Marine Corps. for 3 years and was honorably discharged.
Bobby worked for Westinghouse. He was a master mason, member of the Ohio Moose Lodge 341, and AmVets Post 26. He was a member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church.
Bobby enjoyed reading and loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
A man of good deeds and unconditional love, Bobby will be remembered for his tender heart and caring personality.
He is survived by his wife Linda Sesco of Mansfield; daughter Michelle Crawford of Mansfield; grandchildren Imani Holmes and Jalen Crawford; mother Annie Sesco of Ontario; siblings Jerry Sesco of Columbus, Randy (Sandra) Sesco of Ontario, Matthew (Teresa) Sesco of Mansfield, Charlene (Marvin) Zinn of Texas, Joyce Sesco (Melissa Strojek) of Mansfield; sister-in-law Cindy (Bob) Grooms of North Carolina; brother-in-law John (Barb) Dalton of Michigan; sister-in-law Gale (Scott) Heldenbrand of Indiana; best friend Kimber Woods of Mansfield; longtime military friend Tommy (Laverne) Taylor of Florida; former wife Ruth Sesco of Florida
Class of 1971
Passed Aug 16, 1989
Class of 1971
Passed Nov 17, 2005
Class of 1988
Passed Mar 05, 2007
Class of 2017
Passed Jan 07, 2012
ONTARIO: Brian A. "Bubby" Ward, 13, of Ontario, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus. Born August 2, 1998 in Mansfield, he was the son of Todd Ward and Melissa Miles. A fun loving, outgoing and sincere boy with bright blue eyes, he was always there with a hug for anyone who needed one along with a huge smile. Brian was a honor roll student at Ontario Middle School and had previously attended Clearfork and Lexington Schools. He was very involved in sports ~ football, basketball, baseball and wrestling. He was a big Ohio State fan and enjoyed camping at Pleasant Hill Campground, swimming, hunting and fishing and he enjoyed playing the violin. He had a deep faith and attended Citi Church and was a wonderful big brother to his siblings.
He is survived by his father, Todd (Mindy Caudill) Ward of Ontario; his mother, Melissa (Scot Moats) Miles of Bellville; two sisters, Annissa and Audrey Mason of Bellville; five step sisters, Randi and Heather Bostic of Mansfield, Courtney, Caylee and Celsey Caudill of Butler; his paternal grandparents, Naola Ward and Kenneth Ward both of Mansfield; his maternal grandparents, Michael Miles of Nashville, TN and Kathy Wynn of Bellville; paternal great grandparents, Rebecca and James Dalton of Shelby; maternal great grandparents, Darrell Gibson of Stockport, OH and Edythe Gibson of Mansfield; maternal great grandfather, Billy Miles of Nashville, TN; paternal uncles, Ken (Judie) Ward of Delaware and David Ward of Mansfield; maternal aunts, Rachel Wynn and Kristen Wynn both of Bellville and Sarah Beth Miles of Nashville, TN; special maternal great uncle, Mark Gibson of Coshocton, OH, special cousins, Collin and Andrew Ward and Robbie Davis all of Delaware, OH and Rylae Gibson of Mansfield; a step niece; and numerous good friends and classmates. He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandmother, Wanda McDaniel; paternal uncle, Chad Ward; maternal great grandmothers, Mary Miles and Christina Martin; maternal uncle, Darrell Gibson; maternal aunt, Beverly Miles; and a cousin, Brian Gibson.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario where the family has asked that guests arrive in OSU colors in memory of Brian. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Micah Pelkey. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario Youth Sports in care of Ontario Schools.
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
Class of 1971
Passed Sep 28, 2012
LEXINGTON: Bruce Allen McMillan, age 59, passed away Friday morning, September 28, 2012 at his home. Born August 8, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, he is the only child of Robert and Janee (Kleilein) McMillan. Bruce was self-employed, buying and selling antiques. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed photography. Time spent with his grandchildren brought him great joy.
He is survived by his wife, Christine (Friend) McMillan; son, Andrew (Sherry) McMillan of Columbus; daughter, Katie (Tim) Cox of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Mason and Avery McMillan and Amelia and Lily Cox; and his mother, Janee McMillan of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert McMillan.
Class of 1972
Passed Nov 14, 2019
He was born May 10, 1954 in Mansfield, Ohio, and was the son of Robert and Catherine Schraedly and graduated from Ontario High School in 1972. After high school he furthered his education at the University of Montana. Upon graduating he moved back to Shelby where he started Schraedly Accounting. Bruce has been a very active member of the community serving on multiple boards including The Morton School House, Shelby Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Shelby Museum; past President of the Shelby Senior Center, past Treasurer of the Shelby Rotary Club and the Past Treasurer of Sharon Township, and was also a member of the NRA. He was passionate about the city he lived in and continued to try and make it a better place. One of his most important passions was The Friends of the Black Fork and their mission to preserve the Black Fork River and the downtown Shelby area. At the age of 16 Bruce became a commercially licensed pyrotechnician and through years he had put on shows for the City of Shelby as well as various communities in the area. Above all, Bruce loved having fun, whether it was boating, fishing, racquetball, reading, playing dartsor playing Mario with his wife, spending time with his grandchildren, Bruce was the life of the party and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Brenda (Humphrey) Schraedly; one son Chris (Taylor) Schraedly of Ontario; mother Catherine Schraedly; step-daughter Kara (Richie) White of Mansfield; 6 grandchildren Rain, River, Brook, Wade, Paisley and Amelia; and a brother Bob (Jodi) Schraedly of Lexington.
He was proceeded in death by his father Robert Schraedly.
Class of 1972
Passed May 25, 2019
No longer bound by the ailments of this life, Carl E. Duffner, Jr. passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Avita Hospital Ontario following an extended illness. He had just turned 65.
The son of Carl E. Duffner, Sr. and Thelma (Ridenour) Duffner, Carl was born May 22, 1954 in Mansfield and graduated from Ontario in 1972. While in high school Carl ran track and was a member of the 1971 Ontario men’s cross country team which finished 3rd in the state of Ohio.
He appreciated the outdoors, especially fishing. Annually Carl and his father would fish in Canada and the Great Lakes. He had a soft spot for dogs and always had a family pet. Whether it be camping or cruising on a ship, Carl enjoyed relaxing with family and friends. Carl was an avid reader. Rarely would you see him without a book in hand. Carl was also proud to be a certified pyrotechnician, where he brought joy to many during the Fourth of July area celebrations. He was also always up for a bonfire, a good game of darts, horse shoes, ping pong or cornhole. He coached his children Brandon and Amanda, in both little league baseball and softball. Carl was a Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers fanatic.
Carl was a member of Emanuel Jacob Congregation in Mansfield. More recently he cherished the role of grandpa; his grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a man who left his imprint on so many lives. Carl will be greatly missed.
Carl is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mindy (Podolny) Duffner of Mansfield; son Brandon (Tracy) Duffner of Hilton Head, South Carolina and daughter Amanda (Josh) Mottayaw of Mansfield; grandchildren Eli Duffner and Brylyn, Tatum, and Harper Mottayaw; parents Carl Duffner, Sr. and Thelma Duffner of Ontario; brothers Bruce Duffner (Sheri Koehler) of Columbus and Brett (Laura) Duffner of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; sister-in-law Angella (Danny) Stevens; nieces and nephews Cameron, Annica, Molly, Emily, Erik, and Ethan. He was preceded in death by his brother Tod Duffner.
Class of 1973
Passed Oct 22, 2007
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Paul Kirgis and the late Helen Kirgis.
She graduated from Ontario High School, class of 1973, and received her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University.
Carolyn worked as a bookkeeper for Matthews Company in Connecticut, and also worked computing surveys and graphing their results.
She was a member of the women's bowling leagues in Oswego and Connecticut. Carolyn was a member of the Sports car Club of America.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Lynch, in 2004; and her brother, Carl Kirgis.
Surviving are her son, Robert Lynch of Oswego; father, Paul Kirgis of Ohio
Class of 1971
Passed Mar 11, 2005
Class of 1970
Passed May 22, 2018
Christine was born on January 6, 1952 to the late Robert and Donna Terman. She married Ron L. Baker II on October 30, 1991 and he survives her.
Christine was retired from the Bucyrus Police Department as a Dispatcher. She was an animal lover of all kinds. Christine was a fabulous baker and was known for her famous chocolate cakes. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and she was proud of each and every one of them. She enjoyed spending time on the beach. She will be greatly missed by so many.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Rob and Victoria Eggeman of Delaware, Chad and Lori Eggeman of Florida, Christopher Baker of Columbus, Brieann Baker of Delaware, Alex Baker of Columbus; six grandchildren; sister, Yvonne and Bill; her father-in-law, Ronald Baker I of Galion; and sister, Lynnette and Dennis Sterling of Galion.
She was preceded in death by brother Charles Terman; and her beloved companion, her dog Molly who passed away a week ago at the age of 15.
Class of 1978
Passed May 12, 2016
Chuck was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the North Central Bass Masters, B.A.S.S. Federation, and the Clendening Bass Club. He attended the Ontario Free Methodist Church in Ontario, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife, Terri Boyt Terman; a son Robert Joseph Terman (girlfriend, Josie Leishman) of the home; two sisters, Faye Yvonne (William) Wenger of Jackson Twp., Ohio and Christine Sue (Ron) Baker of Galion, Ohio; and his beloved dog, Gunner.
Class of 2001
Passed Apr 21, 2021
He was born with an adventurous spirit, big smile and a laugh that was contagious and could light up a room. The list of interests and hobbies are endless, as he possessed a genuine desire to learn and experience new skills and explore all of life’s opportunities. He loved playing sports, skateboarding, snowboarding, fishing, boating and all outdoor activities. His interest in orchids, bonsai trees and other tropical plants was displayed throughout his property. He truly enjoyed all God’s creations & creatures, including reptiles, and eventually even became a licensed breeder of snakes. He was a wonderful husband, son, brother and friend. He was an engaged and amazing father, who adored his children. His beautiful light, that touched so many, will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; son, Logan; and daughter; Bianca; his parents, Kimberly and Gregory Engh of Mansfield, OH and Edwin and Renee Tope of Sarasota, FL. Also surviving are his brothers, Stephen Engh, Jeffrey Barrett, Cody Tope, Brian Baraga; and sister, Michelle Baraga; Grandfather, Herbert “Mick” Rupp II (Jean) and Grandmother, Darlene Partridge; uncles, Scott Rupp (Jackie), Jeff Tope (Penny), Pat Tope; aunts Karla Rupp, Kelly Karpanty (Ron); along with his beloved cousins and countless friends. Also, his dog, Pepper and cat, Poche. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy L Rupp; grandfathers, Theodore Tope and Amos Partidge; an uncle, Herbert “Mike” Rupp III; and an aunt Melanie Tope.
Class of 2010
Passed Jul 21, 2020
Colin was born on July 28, 1991 in Mansfield, Ohio, and was looking forward to his upcoming birthday. Colin was a wonderful and devoted father to his three children whom he loved deeply and dearly. He loved his family and his friends. Colin had a wide range of interests and was a life long learner. As he was always researching the answers to subjects he didn't quite know the answers to. He used this wealth of knowledge in his many debates as he would debate over anything and with anyone. He enjoyed range shooting, video games, poetry and literature with Edgar Allen Poe being his favorite. He enjoyed reading, dancing and all types of music. Boating, swimming, and fishing were favorites of his as well, and he was a licensed scuba diver and was taught by his father. Colin was very proud of his work at the Sober Living Home, and always considered it as his way of paying it forward.
Colin is survived by his mother, Kristy Lynn Garver of Galion; his father, William Mathew Grassick of Lago Vista, Texas; his fiancé, Sabrina West of Galion; his children, Marley Grassick, Kyla West and Solomon Grassick who passed away with Colin; his sisters, Arysun Grassick of Lago Vista, Texas, Avery Grassick of Round Rock, Texas and Natalie Grassick of Lago Vista, Texas; his paternal grandmother, Donna May Grassick of Ontario; his maternal grandparents, Gary and Diana Garver of Galion; his maternal great-grandmother, Peg Lust of Galion;
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