Linda Jeffers

Linda V. Jeffers, 78 of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Toledo, Ohio, surrounded by her loving daughters. Linda was born on November 21, 1938 in Deepwater, West Virginia, to the late Floyd C. and Katie M. (Faukner) Litton.  She married John William Jeffers on July 1, 1955 in New Haven, West Virginia and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2003. Linda also known as “Super Mom” was a loving and supportive mother to her 7 daughters.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking and canning, gardening, playing Bingo, doing upholstery, and having a house full of family and friends.   Linda also enjoyed fishing and according to her loving daughters, “the biggest fish she caught was the one that got away!”  Linda was a member of the Risingsun Women’s Fire Department Auxiliary, she was known for being ornery and was as ornery as they come! While living in West Virginia, Linda enjoyed driving the Amish to various places and appointments.  The beauty of West Virginia and her family roots was truly important to Linda as West Virginia was her home and where her heart was.  Linda will be deeply missed by her daughters and family as her family was her true pride and joy. Linda is survived by her 7 daughters:  Deb (Dan) Bateson, of Tiffin, Ohio; Nancy Jeffers, of Bowling Green, Ohio; Christine (Kevin) Gulley, of Little Hocking, Ohio; Anita (Mike) Leady, of Risingsun, Ohio; Denise (Bill) Stephenson, of Risingsun, Ohio; Lori (Doug) Crabill, of Fremont, Ohio; Dorathy (Tom) Gangwer, of Risingsun, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sisters: Rachel Dissauer, of Risingsun, Ohio; Doris…

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Larry G Sims

Larry G. Sims, 70, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away May 3, 2017. He was born May 15, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio to Max and Helen (Berres) Sims. He married Kathleen Melczak and she survives in Bowling Green. Larry was a volunteer firefighter for the city of Perrysburg and a member of the Eagles in Maumee. Along with his wife Kathy, Larry is survived by sons Terry Cousino of Bowling Green and Rick Cousino of Bowling Green, daughters Tracey (Joseph) Delis of Kirtland, Ohio, Kristina (Joseph) Bowman of Avon Lake, Ohio and Laurie (Robert) Wickard of North Baltimore, Ohio, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Ronald (Lona) Sims of Perrysburg, Ohio and Carl (Judy) Sims of Toledo, Ohio and sister Patricia (Kirk) Chwialkowski of South Carolina. Services will be private for the family. Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. To share an online condolence with the family please visit

Shirley Busselle

Shirley Busselle, of Grand Rapids, died on Thursday at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green. She was born in Detroit and raised in Indiana. In 1964 she moved to Grand Rapids with her husband, Fred Busselle, and their 2-year-old son, Rick. She loved Grand Rapids, and had very dear friends there. Over the years, she and Fred, traveled, sometimes on a motorcycle, they had a sailboat, and generally enjoyed life and friends. After Fred died in 1997, Shirley continued to travel and visit her grandchildren and beloved nephews. As much as anything, Shirley loved dogs, and loved to un-train them. Within days, she could have even the best trained dog begging for table scraps, sitting on the furniture, and sleeping in the bed. She had many dogs and treated them all like children. Shirley worked in the fertilizer division of Andersons for more than 25 years. She loved her job and the people she worked with. She leaves behind a son, Rick, Daughter-in-Law, Dawn Shinew, and two grandchildren, Luther and Lucinda. They loved her very much. A celebration of Shirley’s life is being planned for early June. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society or Public Television.

Candelaria P Serrato

Candelaria Pompa Serrato, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017 in Bowling Green. She was born to the late Castulo and Theodora Pompa in February of 1925 in Dolores Tx. Her father was a coal miner and she often told stories of her childhood living near the Rio Grande in a coal mine village. She was very proud of being a “coal miners” daughter. She met the love of her life, Trinidad in Arkansas. They married in September of 1941 in Mississippi. It was the era of World War II and shortly thereafter, her husband was off to serve in the military. Her strength, hardwork, and endurance sustained during that time, along with her faith. They moved to Ohio in 1946 where they raised their family of ten kids. Her endurance prevailed again during the Vietnam era as four of her sons and a brother served their country. She worked at Brighams Greenhouse for many years. She loved flowers, listening to spanish music, gardening (especially her strawberries), traveling, and collecting rocks. Cande was well known in the area for her famous tamales. Her biggest passion was her family. She was very proud of her kids and all her grandchildren. She cherished her beloved husband of 71 years marriage. Preceding her in death were beloved parents, husband Trinidad, brother Vic, two grandsons, one great granddaughter and one great great grandson. Children surviving to cherish her memory; Dolores (Joe) Cremar, Trinidad II (Rita), Ricardo (Mary), Reynaldo (Julie), Christopher (Jenny), John (Violet), Zeke (Elizabeth), Lucy (Alfredo) Gutierrez, Carlos (Sue), Jane (Scott) Perez; 52 Grandkids, 90 great grands kids, and…

Ruth E Bressler

Ruth Evelyn Bressler, age 84 of Bowling Green went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. Ruth was born September 2, 1932 in Sykesville, Pennsylvania to William and Anne Margaret McKeever.  She is survived by her family: husband of 59 years, Thomas A. Bressler, her four children; Scot, Ann, Amy and Joy, along with her brother Charles and sister Lois.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bill and Paul McKeever and sister Margaret Server. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bowling Green where her father was a minister.  Ruth enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as attending church services and activities. Visitation will be held on Friday April 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 749 S. Wintergarden Rd. in Bowling Green. Rev. David Fath and Pastor Tom Mullins will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Northwest Ohio Division of the American Heart Association at PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. The family would like to thank the staff at Bridge Hospice Care Center. To share an online condolence with the Bressler family please visit

Jean L Hilty

Jean Louise Hilty, 86, of Bowling Green, passed away peacefully at The Bridge Hospice Care Center on April 25, 2017. Jean was born on January 11, 1931 to Hazel Tucker in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised in Toledo, Ohio by her mother and loving grandparents, Martha and Edmund Meyers. She was married to the late Dr. Donald E. Hilty on December 14, 1962. Jean received her nurse’s training from the Toledo Hospital in 1952 and later received her BSN from Bowling Green State University.  She formerly served the patients at Wood Co. Hospital and cared for patients throughout Wood Co as a visiting nurse. Jean also frequently used her talents as a nurse to compassionately care for her friends and family members. She was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many callings that include, but are not limited to: Primary President, Young Women’s President, Relief Society President, Compassionate Service Leader, and Family History Consultant. Jean was a loyal friend who often took it upon herself to brighten the lives of others in their time of need. She blessed others with her caring nature, spirited sense of humor, and unwavering faith. Surviving are her four daughters, Debra Henry of Modesto, CA, Cindy Lenahan of Rossford, Cheryl Patchett of Ripon, CA, and Wendy Hilty of Waterville; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter soon to be born. A funeral service will be held on Monday May 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1033 Conneaut Ave. in Bowling Green. Bishop Bill Mullins will officiate. Interment…

Jane M Cook

Jane Marie Cook, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday April 23rd 2017 at Genesis Swanton Valley Center. Jane was born in Weston Ohio on July 16th 1934 to the late Clarence Mizer and Kathleen (Canterbury) Jeffers. She was married to the late Glenn A.Cook on April 16th 1952. Jane is survived by her son William (Mary) Cook, and her two daughters, Marilyn (Vern) Bybee and Janilyn Kern. Jane is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Ryan (Sunday) Foulds, James (Meredith) Foulds, Katie (James) Miller, Aaron Blomquist, Jeff and Scott Cook, Jessica (Justin) Aeschliman, Justin Biddle, Emily (Josh) Kern, Madison (Anthony) Kern, and Riely Kern; great-grandchildren, Aiden Foulds, Ellie and Michael Miller, Kaden, Leland, and Addison Cook, Case Cook, Payton and Maisie Otte, and Wyatt and Violette Dibling. Also surviving are her sisters Ruby (Bill) Priest, Linda (Bob) Tinnell, and her brother Nick (Carol) Jeffers. Jane was preceded in death by her infant son, Michael, brother, Ted Mizer, sister, Joeann (Joe) Rectenwald, and “adopted sister,” Bev Haas. Jane babysat for many years, and later worked as a teacher’s aide at Children’s Resource Center until she retired. She enjoyed doing many crafts and she was known for her delicious cookies! She was a loving and caring person and a good friend. She was dearly loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her! Visitation will be held on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Wood County Memory Gardens. To share an online condolence with the family…