Obituaries for Hoening Funeral Home Obituary for Judith M. "Duck" MolterJudith M. "Duck" Molter, age 79, of Fostoria, died at her residence early Tuesday morning. She was born October 9, 1935 in Fostoria the daughter of Paul and Beulah (Calhoun) Molter. Beulah later remarried Ralph Bame, and Ralph became Judy’s loving step-father who was there for her every step of the way. Judy is survived by her nieces and nephews, Gwen (Mac) Kamas-Herd of Coldwater, Kansas, Jim Colwell of Georgia, Mike (Teri) Walton of Columbus, Heidi (Tim) Steitz of Columbus, Lee Ann (David) Hogan of Delaware; many great and great great nieces and nephews; and her special four-legged companion, “Duckie.” She is preceded in death by her parents; step-father; brother, Ronnie Molter; sisters, LaDonna Colwell, Paula Walton, Betty Molter. Judy was a 1953 graduate of Fostoria High School. She worked in production and as an inspector for Autolite for many years. She was a very generous, kind, loving person who loved The Lord and read her Bible daily. She never met a stranger and she had a wonderful sense of humor. With a special love in her heart for children, she founded Judy’s Kids, and ran the non-profit organization until she retired. Judy has touched so many people’s lives. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be 1PM Monday, December 22 at MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Visitation will take place prior to the service at the funeral home from 11AM -1PM. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Feed the Children or the Seneca County Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at: for Jane GoatleyJane Goatley, age 62, of Fostoria, died Tuesday, December 16 at her residence. She was born October 29, 1952 in Toledo the daughter of Clifford A. and Lillian (Lloyd) Nelson. She is survived by her daughter, Heather M. Pendleton (Michael J. Ley) of Findlay; nieces, Amy (Ted) Lee of California, Sonja (Marc) Droll of Sylvania; nephews, Brett (Brittany) Nelson of Bay Village, Randy Nelson (Mary Orley) of Findlay; and her faithful four-legged companion, Isabella. She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Jerry Nelson. Jane married Melvin H. Goatley on February 24, 1973 at Wesley United Methodist Church, he preceded her in death in 2005. She was a 1970 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. Jane was a campfire leader, Kentucky Colonel, public volunteer, past president of the PTO, and volunteered with the March of Dimes and American Heart Association. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing lottery tickets, and fishing and had several mounts on the wall. She never liked to let the “big one get away.” She also loved spending time with her beloved Mel at their second home on Marble Lake in Quincy, MI. Graveside services will be 11:00AM Friday, December 19 at Knollcrest Cemetery in Arcadia. Memorial donations may be given to Columbus Cocker Rescue, PO Box 715, New Albany, OH 43054. Online condolences can be made at for James L. Crawford James L. Crawford, 82, of Fostoria, passed away 12:10 am Monday, December 15, 2014 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. He was born September 16, 1932 in Seneca County, Ohio to the late John S. and Edith G. (Hoover) Crawford. He married Thelma M. Huth and she preceded him in death February 19, 2014. Surviving are stepchildren, Thomas (the late Janis) Marks, Tiffin, Carol Frederick, Columbia Station, Linda DeBolt, Upper Sandusky, Michael (Linda) Marks, Tiffin, Sandy (Rick) Hodges, Duncan, Oklahoma, Patricia Hamilton, Charleston, Indiana and James (Elaine) Hamilton, Amherst; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister. Jim retired from General Electric, Tiffin as an inspector after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Visitation is Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria. Funeral service is Friday 11:00 am at HOENING FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online expressions of sympathy and shared memories may be made by visiting for DR. THOMAS JOHN HARTMAN D.V.M.Thomas John Hartman D.V.M., 61, of the Point/Shoreland Community, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and in the comfort of his home. He was born July 4, 1953 in Ashtabula, OH to the late Ruth 'JoMarie' (Isackila) and Reverend David Hartman. Tom was an Ohio State Buckeye Alumnae and, understandably so, a passionate fan. He worked at veterinary practices in Springfield, OH, Claremont, NH and finally at Shoreland Animal Hospital retiring in 2002. He was also a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. His love of the outdoors was common knowledge by all who knew and loved him. Tom was an enthusiastic fisherman. He was gifted with the ability to make anyone feel that they should enjoy life as it comes. His sense of humor was legendary and if you knew Tom, you loved Tom. During the time of his lengthy illness, his genuine nature was displayed and he quickly became an inspiration to all. His love of family and his great humor carried him until his death; no one who met him was or could be untouched by Tom. Surviving Tom is his loving wife of 25 years, Lynnette (Gibson); sons, Adam Thomas and Noah Thomas; brother, David (Debbie) Halttunen of San Diego, CA; and several nieces and nephews. He was reunited with his parents; and sisters, Carol Hakel and Sarah Struble. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11 am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4703 108th Street, Toledo, OH 43611 with Pastor Cindy Getzinger officiating. Interment is private. Those wishing to make a contribution in Tom's memory are asked to send their donations to American Diabetes Association or Messiah Lutheran Church. Words of encouragement, fond memories, or photos may be placed for the family to receive at www.jasinfuneralhome.com for Joyce Alfreda (Hovis) Helms HuffmanJoyce Alfreda (Hovis) Helms Huffman, 90, of Fostoria, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Good Shepherd Home, in Fostoria. She was born November 17, 1924 in Woodville to the late John Alfred and Mary Ellen (Gastor) Hovis. She married Forrest “Shorty” Helms on March 2, 1943 and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1991. She then married Jerry N. Huffman on August 6, 1992, and he too preceded her in death on September 25, 2010. Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her children, Thomas E. Helms, of Tiffin, Steve (Lynne) Helms and Linda (Denny) Souders, both of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Bertha Henry and sister-in-law, Lois Hovis, both of Elmore; son-in-law, Ron Frankforther and daughter-in-law, Carol Helms, both of Fostoria. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kristine M. “Krissy” Frankforther and a son, Kerry Helms, along with brothers, Ward, Wayne and John, and sisters, Doris, Ethel and Edith. Joyce was a dedicated member of the First Christian Church, Fostoria, where she was secretary/treasurer, a choir member and taught Sunday school. She had also served on the Board of Directors at Bendix (now Autolite) Credit Union where she had been an Assembler for 30 years, retiring in 1976. Joyce also worked at the former Preis Store in Fostoria. Along with being an avid golfer, Joyce enjoyed sewing, crocheting and shopping. She was a wonderful mother & grandmother. Her grandchildren adored her, as did her children and her daughter-law, along with all whom knew her. Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm on Friday, December 12, 2014 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Pastor Ken Varney, officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia. Those wishing to make a contribution in Joyce’s memory are asked to consider the First Christian Church, Fostoria, Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, or to Bridge Hospice, Findlay. Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be shared by visiting for MARIE G GORKAMarie G. Gorka, 80, of Toledo, OH died on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Hospice of NW OH Perrysburg Center. She was born in Toledo, OH on November 9, 1934 to Ann (Todorowski) and John Gorka. Marie a 1952 graduate of Notre Dame Academy obtained her nursing degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and later attended Mary Manse and Lourdes Colleges along with the University of Toledo where she obtained her Master's degree. She worked in California for a short duration and upon returning to Toledo she worked as an emergency room nurse for seven years at Mercy Hospital. Subsequently she became a nursing instructor for Mercy Hospital for almost 30 years retiring in 1992. Marie was a nurse for 37 years. Those who attended nursing school while Marie taught remember her fondly and still referred to her as "Miss Gorka." Marie liked to travel and was also dearly fond of animals. She also had an extensive clown collection. Preceding her in death are her parents who both died in 1993. Surviving are her siblings, John (Janet) Gorka and Margaret Robertson; nieces and nephews, Regina (Bill) Johnson, Matthew Gorka, Patrick J. McCarthy, Diane McCarthy and Tim McCarthy; great-nieces, Alexis and Isabella Gorka and Kayla and Kimberly McCarthy. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 2-8 pm at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 420 Sandusky St., Toledo, OH 43611 with Father Anthony Borgia officiating. Private Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Those wishing to make a contribution in Marie's memory may send their donations to Hospice of Northwest OH, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 or St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Words of encouragement, fond memories, or photos may be placed for the family to receive at www.jasinfuneralhome.com for Patricia A. (Howard) Wolfarth Patricia A. (Howard) Wolfarth, 88, passed away December 8, 2014. Born September 29, 1926 to Fred and Fayette Howard in Fostoria, Ohio, and a resident of Tucson, AZ since 1973. Preceded in death by her husband Harvey, sons Michael and Terry, also sisters Mary, Madonna, Beatrice, Margaret and brothers Alex and Henry. Survived by her son Kim, daughter-in-law Marilyn, grand-daughter Emily, sister-in-law Jean Howard, Fremont, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Private burial in Fostoria, Ohio to follow at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona or the donor’s choice c/o Hoening Funeral Home 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting for JANET E (JACOBS) BREWINGTONJanet E. (Jacobs) Brewington, 88, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH. She was born in Toledo, OH to the late Warren and Susan (Findlay) Jacobs on October 6, 1926. Janet was a 1947 graduate of the University of Toledo where she obtained her degree in Education. She taught for Toledo Public School System at Edgewater and Klies Elementary Schools and was the co-owner of Point Place Nursery School from 1970-1986; and she was also a member of RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church. Surviving Janet are her children, Lisa (Bob) Bartlett and Andy (Denise) Brewington; grandchildren, Kristina (Rod), Tiffany, Jared (Donnie) and Jennifer (Thomas); great-grandchildren, Devin, Tori, Joey, Joseph, Tanner and Gabriel; nieces and nephews, Chris, Jeni, Warren and Jerry; along with many loving friends and church family. She was also preceded in death by husband, John; sister and brother-in-law, Laura (Bob) and brother, Joey. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2014 at 11 am at RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church, 2862 131st Street, Toledo, OH 43611 with Reverend Darlene Fugate officiating. Interment was private. Those wishing to make a contribution in Janet's memory are asked to send donations to the church. Words of encouragement, fond memories, or photos may be placed for the family to receive at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611 is assisting the family during this time. for SARA LYNN HENSLEY CRISCIO LIGHTSara Lynn Hensley Criscio Light, age 43, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 7, 2014, after an inspirational 14 year battle with cancer. She was born on August 20, 1971 in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Jeferey Light; daughters, Nora Light and Asha (Weatherington) Bridges; son, Tamar Walls; father, Lawrence Hensley; two loving sisters, Sharon (Dan) Hensley Alford and Nettie Criscio (Peter Spence); step-father, Kenneth Criscio; mother, Sandra Beach; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends. Sara also had a special relationship with her mother- and father-in-law Kenneth and Shirley Light. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Millard and Nora Hensley and Samuel and Marie Criscio, and her brother Domenic Vito Criscio. Sara graduated from Woodward High School in 1989. She attended college at the University of Toledo and the University of Tennessee, studying Geology. She was an Americorps Volunteer in 1997-1998 with the Water Quality Team in Knoxville. She met her husband, Jeferey, during this time and they were married January 29, 2000. In November of that same year, their first child was born. Sara loved scripture, worship, home-making and being a mom, home schooling, arts and crafts, enjoying nature, and studying rocks. She had a tremendous confidence in the Lord, an amazing sense of humor to the end, and an immeasurable love for and commitment to family. Sara was a woman who didn’t know a stranger; if you met her you were her friend. She will be dearly missed by not only all who loved her but anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle of Praise Church, 1217 Prouty Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 12:30 pm. Visitation will begin prior to the memorial at 11:00 am. The family will be there to greet relatives and friends. A fellowship meal will be held at the Church following the service. Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Hospice of NW Ohio (30000 East River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551) or the Wounded Warrior Project. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. Online condolences may be placed at for MARGARET "MARY" TU-TU" PAPENFUSSMargaret "Mary" "Tu-Tu" Papenfuss, 81, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.She was born December 9, 1932 in Toledo to the late Russell and Mary (Jurek) Parker Sr. She married William C. Papenfuss, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are her children, Deb (Mike) Ladd, Jim (Wendy) Papenfuss, Barb Lynn, Kim Bensman, Sharon ( Jack) VanEtten; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by a son, Kirk Papenfuss, a brother, Russell Parker Jr., and a sister, Pat Berning. Mary was a graduate of St. Ursula High School. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Toledo, a member of the BUNCO Club for 50+ years and enjoyed playing BINGO as well. A NASCAR fan, her favorite driver was Jimmy Johnson. She was also a frequent traveler and has gone to Hawaii numerous times. Mary was an avid collector of many things but most important in her life, her pride and what brought her the most joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Anthony Borgia, officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. Those wishing to make a contribution in Mary's memory are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be made by visiting The family would like to extend a very special thank you to her neighbor Doris, and to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.