Obituary

Becci Leigh Moindi Plumley

Becci Leigh Moindi Plumley took the world by storm on May 15th, 1980. She was a happy child with a zest for life and a sprightly smile; a smile that touched thousands. She was a hard worker, a generous giver and an avid partier. Her greatest joy was her daughter, Khloi Kerubo Moindi. They had many grand adventures together, climbing rock walls, hiking through woods, trips to the sea, color runs, roller skating and museums. Her greatest achievement was losing 130 pounds through diet and hard work at the gym. Though she felt comfortable in her own skin, her goals were to run with Khloi and encourage many by taking monthly pictures of herself and posting them on Facebook. Her greatest love was her husband, Adam Plumley. They met and fell in love as teenagers, grew apart, and then reconnected after many years, finding their love again. His sorrow is greater than the salt in the oceans. Becci passed away June 12, 2017. She is survived by her husband Adam Plumley, her daughter Khloi Moindi, her mother Barb Wilhelm, her sisters Shannon Wilhelm and Jamie (John) Pozy, her brother Adam (Tracie) Wilhelm, maternal grandmother: Shirley Sheldrick; seven nieces and nephews, her two favorite cousins, James and Erin Wilhelm and her cat, Kate the Cat. Her loving father, Keith Wilhelm preceded her in death. Through her vivacity she left the world a better place yet darker through her passing. In Becci’s honor the family would like to request for friends and family to bring in their favorite picture with Becci or written memory for a scrapbook to be made for her…

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Donald Gary Stretchberry

Donald Gary Stretchberry, 72, of Weston passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on Friday, June 2, 2017. Gary was born in Weston to the late Donald and Ann (Elchisco) Stretchberry.  Gary married the love of his life Emily Johnson on March 27, 1965 in Custar, Ohio and she preceded him in death on December 29, 2016. Gary is survived by his daughters; Lisa (Kevin) Kennedy and Julie (Rodney) Wichman both of Weston, grandchildren; Mitchell Kennedy, Paige Hoffman, Jaiden Wichman and Abbygail Wichman, sisters;   Sandra (Dick) Hillier, Linda (Mike) Damron and brother Dave (Kim) Stretchberry. Gary, better known as “Stretch”, was a laborer at Campbell Soup and then worked at American Can Company in Whitehouse from which he retired.  Gary loved to fish.  His daughters recall fun memories of fishing with their father as young kids. They enjoyed family vacations together to the Smokey Mountains, Jamaica, Catawba Island, and Hocking Hills.  They spent many years boating and camping at Wagner’s along the Maumee River.   Camping around the pond every Labor Day weekend was a family tradition that was monitored by Gary the Camp Ground Superintendent. Gary spent much of his time at home caring for his lawn, garden and his pond.   When he was able, he would get out on the open road on his Harley Davidson Sportster.  His garage, the “Stretch Inn”, was the place to be. Family and friends of all ages would gather every weekend and a good time was always had by all.  Gary also had a group of special friends that gathered every Monday at the Stretch Inn. As Stretch was well known…


Ruth Herr

Ruth E. Herr was born on April 30, 1921 to Bernard and Carrie (Mitchell) Kyer. She was born in Camden on Gauley, West Virginia. Ruth was one of 16 children, the baby of the family. Her family moved to the Toledo area, based on employment. Ruth worked at the Toledo Airway assembly plant as a young woman, at which she met fellow employee Harlan (Bud) Herr. Bud had recently returned from the war, and Ruth often reminisced (with a twinkle in her eyes) that he was the “most handsome man” she’d ever seen. After several proposals to Ruth from Bud, they wed: Ruth became a dedicated farm wife and devoted mother. Ruth passed from this world surrounded by her loving and devoted daughter Linda and her son-in-law Don Hertzfeld. As she joins Bud (deceased 1991) she leaves behind 9 great-grandchildren (10th on the way) from her beloved grandkids. Ruth loved her many friends, discussing politics, and homemaking. But above all, she loved family. And it is returned ten fold. We will miss you, Gram. A private memorial will be held. The family wishes to express gratitude to Wood Haven Health Care, Bowling Green. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green. On-line condolences, as well as fond memories may be sent to the Ruth’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.


Penny Gonzales

Penny Gonzales, 50, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away unexpectedly May 27, 2017. Penny was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to Roger and Patty (Tolle) Lewis. She married Charles “Charlie” Gonzales on July 15, 2000 in Bowling Green, Ohio and he survives. Penny graduated from Otsego High School in 1984. She was employed by Toledo Mold and Die for the last 14 years as a 5k coordinator and was known as “Mama Penny” to those she worked with. Penny enjoyed camping, playing softball and was a member of Village View Church of Christ. Penny was known to help anybody in need and would never turn anyone away. Her family was the most important thing to her and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and even got her daughter Jami and her husband Trent together. Along with her husband, Charlie, and her mother Patty, Penny is survived by her daughters: Keri Pauff of Bowling Green, Ohio; Jami (Trent) Lambert of Lake Station, Indiana; stepson: James (Christina) Gonzales of Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren: Nathaniel, Alexus, Trent Jr., Riana, and Bryson; brother: Jeffrey Lewis of Bowling Green. Penny was preceded in death by her father, Roger Lewis. Visitation for Penny will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 10:00 AM to the time of her funeral service at 1:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Interment will immediately follow in Tontogany Cemetery. Memorial Contributions in Penny’s honor may be given to Village View Church of Christ. Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for the…


Stanley L Reynolds

Stanley L. Reynolds, 87, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away in Wood County Hospital Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born December 25, 1929 in Bowling Green to the late Scott and Gladys (Tyson) Reynolds, he remained a lifelong Bowling Green resident. He married Dolores (Smith) Reynolds in 1953 and she preceded him in death in 2006. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Marcia Kennedy, Kerry Reynolds (and his wife Roxanne (Green) Reynolds), Amy MacRitchie, and Patty Reynolds; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his five siblings: Mary Jane Wilford, George Reynolds, Robert Reynolds, Irene Billingsley, and Eugene Reynolds. A Bowling Green High School graduate (1949), he went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After 39 years of employment he retired from Libbey-Owens Ford in Rossford in 1989. Stanley, who will be greatly missed, was a devoted family man who enjoyed hosting many gatherings and holiday celebrations in his Ashbury Hills home. He also generously housed two grandchildren while they attended BGSU. Arrangements have been entrusted to DUNN FUNERAL HOME, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street, with visitation on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A  Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday June 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., also at Dunn. A luncheon will follow the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wood County Hospital Wheeled Meals Program. Condolences can be shared at www.dunnfuneralhome.com.


Gary Conklin

Gary Conklin, 70, of Weston, Ohio, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, died June 1, 2017, near Bowling Green, Ohio.  Established in 1868, Gary was the 5th generation of Conklins to dedicate his life to working Plane View Farms. Sharing the love of his parents to take to the sky, Gary was an avid small plane pilot and the family farm had it’s own hanger, runway, and fleet of aircraft ranging from fabric taildraggers he rebuilt by hand with his father to Cessnas used to travel the county.  He was fiercely committed to family and driven to work. He could build, craft, machine, weld and fix anything. He embodied the Farmer’s Creed – that through hard work and honest sweat, giving more to the world than you will ever take is an honor that does not come to most men.  Gary graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in Agriculture and Aviation, was a past Ohio President of International Flying Farmers of America, a member of AOPA and many other flying and farming groups. He was born May 12, 1947 to Roger and Bernice (Edwards) Conklin and was a 1965 graduate of Bowling Green Senior High School. On August 24, 1990, he married Ann (Hruska) on the Conklin family farm. Gary and Ann are members of the Lutheran Church of the Master in Perrysburg. Mr. Conklin is survived by his wife Ann Conklin, his daughters Sacha (Patrick) Crowley of Lansing, Michigan, and Bridgette (Tom) Dempsey of Cleveland, his grandchildren Kiera and Sean Crowley and Adam Dempsey and his sister Colleen Braun of Alberta, Canada. Family and friends are invited…


Zilaha B Hawkins

Zilaha B. Hawkins, 89, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday May 29, 2017. She was born August 19, 1927 in Bowling Green to Clifford and Nora (Baird) Abbott. She married Mervyn A. Hawkins December 19, 1979 and he preceded her in death January 8, 1987. Zilaha was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Cygnet, Ohio where she played piano and sang in the choir. She worked as a cook at BGSU for many years. Zilaha will be most remembered by her family as a caring and giving mother. Along with her husband Mervyn, Zilaha was preceded in death by her brothers Glen Abbott and James Abbott, sisters Marian Martin, Donella Harris, Viona Hammersmith and Inzie Hyatt. She is survived by her son Jim (Barbara) Wolff of Millbury, Ohio, her granddaughter Brooke and sisters Eleanor Anderson and Lenor Davis. Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 31, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. The funeral service will be held on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery in Arcadia, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.