Tributes and Memorials

Tributes & Memorials provide the opportunity to make a donation “in honor of” or “in memory” of a loved one or friend. A donation to Cancer Assistance of Williams County is a thoughtful way to honor someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Gifts can be made to recognize milestones in a cancer survivor’s life or to express the sense of loss when someone loses their battle with this disease.

Your donation will bring HOPE home to other families currently battling cancer.

A list of all memorial donations received will be shared with the family, so that they are aware of your thoughtful donation. Cancer Assistance of Williams County is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization so your donation is applicable for IRS tax credit.

Tamara K Benoit

Tamara K Benoit

Tamara K. Benoit, 73, of Alvordton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Tamara was born March 24, 1948, in Bryan, Ohio to the late James V. and Evelyn M. (Reed) Fielitz. She married William H. Benoit in Montpelier, Ohio...

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Monica K Drinnon

Monica K Drinnon

Monica K. Drinnon, age 60, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 11:59 P.M. on August 22, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness. She was employed at Dyco Manufacturing as a steel fabricator for 23 years. Monica, with...

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Dean Smethurst

Dean Smethurst

Dean Smethurst, 75, of Montpelier, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice after a courageous two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born May 4, 1946 in Wauseon to Theodore and Nettie Ellen (Wiyrick) Smethurst. Dean graduated from...

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Tony J. Theobald

Tony J. Theobald

Tony J. Theobald, 63, of Alvordton passed away early Friday morning at his home.  He was born on March 1, 1958 in Bryan to Pauline Theobald.  Tony graduated from Hilltop High School in 1976.  On January 1, 1997 he married Linda A. Fackler at their home in Alvordton,...

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Franklin C Lanius

Franklin C Lanius

Franklin C. Lanius, age 53, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 2:30 A.M. on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance, Ohio. Frank was a copier service technician for 30 years, the last 15 years with Perry Pro Tech....

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Virginia “Ginnie” L. (Heichel) McMillen

Virginia “Ginnie” L. (Heichel) McMillen

Virginia “Ginnie” L. McMillen, 60, of Montpelier passed away Tuesday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  She was born on November 17, 1960 in Fremont, Ohio to Richard and Barbara (Craig) Heichel.  Ginnie graduated from Clyde High School in 1979. ...

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Paul J. Phillips

Paul J. Phillips

Paul J. Phillips, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in his home, with his children at his side. Paul was born on April 3, 1957, in Bryan, Ohio, the fourth son of Louise N. (Mohre) and Robert J. Phillips. Paul graduated from Edon High School in 1975,...

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Delores J Wiyrick

Delores J Wiyrick

Deloris “Dee” Jean Wiyrick, 89, of Mount Grove, Missouri, and formerly of West Jefferson Township, went to the loving arms of her Lord on April 13, 2021 where she was met by her loving husband, Paul, two sons, Rick and Kevin and her parents, Otis and Thelma Mercer....

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Scott A Hosler

Scott A Hosler

Scott A. Hosler, age 61, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Laurels of Defiance. Scott was a tire builder and retired from Titan Tire with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Bryan AmVets Post 54, Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233 and Loyal...

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