Frances A. "Francie" Artz, of Mansfield, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at MedCentral Mansfield. She was born in Iowa the daughter of Clarence and Ruth Dawson. Francie grew up in Mount Vernon graduating from Mount Vernon High School. After graduation, she moved to the "big city" of Mansfield at 18 and attended Secretarial School. She was a Legal Secretary for Knell, Dorner and Gerhardt Law Offices retiring after 60 years of service but most notably, Francie typed manuscripts for Louis Bromfield at his Malabar Farm. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and enjoyed flower gardening, her cats and gambling trips with her friends but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Mary Lou Scherer, age 75, resident of Shelby died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Riverside Methodist Hospital following a sudden illness. Born May 21, 1938 in Shelby to Elmer and Adeline (Simon) Stout, she had been a lifelong Shelby resident. A 1956 graduate of Shelby High School, she was a member of the Shelby Moose Lodge and the Shelby Owl's Club. Mary Lou was a homemaker who loved country living, flower gardening and cooking. A fun loving personality, she enjoyed playing cards and watching birds.
Esther Cahill, age 94, resident of Shelby died Monday, December 2, 2013 in Crestwood Care Center. Born Dec. 25, 1918 in Crawford County to Charles and Fern (Bilsing) Magers, she had been a Tiro area resident moving to Shelby in 1978. She was a 1937 graduate of Tiro High School and a homemaker. Esther was a member of the First Lutheran Church where she attended the Table Talk Sunday School Class and Priscilla Circle.a
Cleason Zimmerman, 7 week old son of Adin and Vera Zimmerman, died Thursday, November 28, 2013.
Earlene I. Cox, age 80, resident of Shiloh died Friday, November 29, 2013 in Mansfield, Ohio.
Steven Matthew Rowland, age 49, of Shelby, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at his home. Steven was born on October 16, 1964 in Azusa, California to Anthony Tony Rowland and the late Alice Sergent Sagle. He had attended Pioneer Career and Technology Center.
Dorothy Mae Fritz, age 84, of Marion passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 3:22 p.m. in the Heartland of Marion. She was born on November 25, 1929 in Marion, Ohio to the late Clyde V. and Effie (Stevens) Davis. Dorothy married Kenneth P. Fritz in Nevada, Ohio on April 23, 1952 and he preceded her in death on August 7, 2004 in Marion, Ohio. She had been employed in the custodial dept. of the Shelby School System for 13 years before her retirement. Dorothy has been a Marion resident for the past 15 years and prior to that had lived in Las Vegas, Nv. and Shelby, Oh.