1. Congratulations!

    Congratulations!

    The family of Brittany L. Dockery would like to congratulate her on receiving her MBA from the University of Northwestern Ohio. She previously earned her Associates degree in Radiography from Owens Community College and her Bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration from Mercy College in Toledo. Brittany is the daughter of Dick and Terri Morgan. She is married to Isaac Dockery Jr. and they live in Continental with their three children. Congratulations Brittany!

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  2. Patricia S. Bragg, 1953 – 2017

    Patricia S. Bragg, 1953 – 2017

    Patricia S. Bragg (Hoover) 64 of Defiance, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born on March 17, 1953 in Napoleon, Ohio. She was daughter of the late Betty McPherson. On July 21, 1972, she married Roy Roger Bragg. They celebrated 45 years of marriage this year. Together they raised 4 daughters and an adopted son. Autumn Reeves, Shannon (Tom) Grinnell, Brittany (Jesse) Renollet, Amber (and late Tim) Dumire and Noah Moran. She had eight grandchildren that meant the world to her. Logan, Noah, Brayden, Kortney, Kyndra, Lana,Brennan and Shay. She is also survived by her...

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  3. Susan J. Plummer, 1942 – 2017

    Susan J. Plummer, 1942 – 2017

    Susan J. Plummer, 75, of Wellington, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Elyria University Hospital in Elyria, Ohio. She was born on April 9, 1942 to Lawrence and Georgia (McCullough) Velliquette in Defiance. Susan was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance. She earned her Associate’s Degree and worked as a nurse for several years at various nursing homes until her retirement. She enjoyed bird watching, cross stitch, crocheting, NASCAR, and shopping. Susan was very proud of her children and their accomplishments, and spending time with her family was a priority. Susan will be greatly...

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  4. Tracy Lee Fulmer, 1966 – 2017

    Tracy Lee Fulmer, 1966 – 2017

    BELTON, Mo. — Tracy Lee Fulmer, 51, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 18, 2017, from injuries suffered in an auto accident in Kansas City, Mo. Born April 12, 1966, in Continental, Ohio, Tracy was a resident of Belton, Mo., where he worked in construction. He was the son of Linda (Dotson) and Tom Fulmer of Douglassville, Ga., and Charles Glasco and the late Carol (Yocklin) of Belton, Mo. Tracy is survived by his four children, Brent (Bree) Vaught, Serenity Fulmer and Christian Fulmer, all of Belton, Mo., and Haley Fulmer of Ottawa; two grandchildren, Annabeth and Sylas Vaught of Belton, Mo.;...

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  5. Birth Announcement – Kimber Lynn Budd

    Birth Announcement – Kimber Lynn Budd

    Terra Schooley and John Budd are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kimber Lynn Budd. Kimber was born at 7:29am on December 18, 2017 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville. Her brothers and sister are: Tiera Schooley, Jebadiah Budd, Chevy Ray Budd, and William Budd. Grandparents are: Lisa Schooley & Matt Deputy (Ft. Wayne), Kevin Schooley (Hicksville) and William & Jody Budd (Wauseon). Kimber’s great grandparents are: Francis Ehlerding (Ft. Wayne), Robina Budd (Continental), Fred & Sharron Fitzenrider (Defiance) and the late Raymond Ehlerding, late Betty Smith, late John Budd. Congratulations to all!

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  6. Congratulations Claire!

    Congratulations Claire!

    Congratulations goes out to Claire Donaldson! Claire was named 2nd Grade Student of the Month at Elida Elementary and was recognized at this week’s Elida School Board meeting (yes, that is former Continental Local School Superintendent, Joel Mengerink). Claire is the daughter of Asa and Denise Donaldson, granddaughter of Larry & Karen Donaldson and Dan and Robin Kill and great-granddaughter of Joann Bowen.

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  7. Larry L. Sheaks, 1944 – 2017

    Larry L. Sheaks, 1944 – 2017

    DEFIANCE – Larry Lee Sheaks, 73, of Defiance, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at 5:37 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Maumee. He was born August 24, 1944 in Kalida to the late Curray and Beatrice (Decker) Sheaks. On July 19, 1980, he married Laura Spencer and she survives in Defiance. Other survivors include two children: Daniel Sheaks of Costa Rica and Douglas (Kelly) Sheaks of Valdosta, GA; son-in-law: Pete De Santis of Myrtle Beach, SC; and 9 grandchildren: Ashley (Jonathon) Verhoff, Courtney (Brody) McCullough, Justin (Gabrielle) Sheaks, Preston Sheaks, Zackary Horne, Carly De...

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  8. Donna A. Shafer, 1926 – 2017

    Donna A. Shafer, 1926 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Donna A. Shafer, 91, of Continental died 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, Defiance. She was born November 22, 1926 in Bellevue, to the late Willard and Florence (Geren) Cass, Sr. On October 23, 1948 she married Raymond D. Shafer, who died July 26, 2002. Donna is survived by one daughter: Nola Brown of Defiance; 3 grandsons: Keith (Amanda) Brown, Paul L. Brown and Tony (Joan) Fairchild, all of Defiance; 7 great-grandchildren: Stephanie, Taylor, Emily and Sierra Brown, Jayden Stone, A.J. and Tiffany Fairchild; 2 brothers: Richard (Shirley) Cass of Leipsic and Robert...

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  9. Rita M. Martin, 1929 – 2017

    Rita M. Martin, 1929 – 2017

    FT. JENNINGS – Rita M. Martin, 88, of Ft. Jennings died at 12 noon Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 11, 1929 in Lima to the late Otto R. and Theresa L. (Gerdeman) Pothast. On June 14, 1950 she married Norman F. Martin who died May 10, 1986. She is survived by two children, Jerry (Evelyn) Martin and Jane (Bill Ellerbrock) Schimmoeller both of Ft. Jennings; six grandchildren, Michelle (Ken) Porr, Louise (Ron) Crawford, Jeff Martin, Karen (Ryan) Horstman, Kate (Bryan) Blue, and Kim (Adam) Siefker; fourteen great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Lauren, and Brandon Porr, Mason and...

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  10. Bluegrass Opry Barn Concert – Saturday, December 16

    Bluegrass Opry Barn Concert – Saturday, December 16

    The family bluegrass band, Mountain Melody, will perform on Saturday evening at the Bluegrass Opry Barn in Oakwood Ohio. This band has entertained at the Barn before and they are enthusiastically welcomed back! The show starts at 7pm and tickets are $10 at the door. The Opry Barn is a family-friendly venue with a heart for sharing the talents of bluegrass artists. All are invited! The Opry Barn is located one mile north of Oakwood on State Route 66.

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