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Hazel Pauline Howell September 20, 2011

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Hazel Pauline Howell
Hazel Pauline Howell, 91, of Santa Fe, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in her home.

She was born in Stokes Township, Logan County, on July 26, 1911, a daughter of the late Samuel and Nettie Dobie Scott.

On Feb. 24, 1930, she married Jack Howell and he preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1961. Three brothers, one grandson and one half brother also preceded her in death.

She is survived by four daughters, Doris Mills and Twila Howell, both of Bellefontaine, Velva McDermit of Santa Fe and Donna Herbert of Kansas City, Kan.; three sons, Merle (Billie) Howell of Sidney, Charles Howell of Santa Fe and Gene Howell of Waynesfield; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin (Madeline) Scott of California and Glen (Maxine) Scott of Wapakoneta; and one half brother, Gerald Wills of Lima.

A homemaker, she was retired from Fisher Cheese in Wapakoneta.


Ellen Gadway

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February 13, 2010

Ellen DeCosse

MOOERS FORKS, N.Y. — Ellen DeCosse, 95, of Mooers Forks, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at the CVPH Medical Center.

She was born May 12, 1914, in Mooers Forks, daughter of Mose and Ellen (Rule) Gadway. She worked at Supreme Footwear in Mooers, CVPH Medical Center and the Vilas Home. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Ann in Mooers Forks and the Altona Senior Citizens Club. Ellen enjoyed her children and grandchildren visiting. She also enjoyed gardening, picking berries, canning and cooking.

Ellen is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Adrian DeCosse; three sons, Roma DeCoste, George DeCosse and Dennis DeCosse. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Steven Savage; and a great-great-granddaughter, Amber Savage.

Survivors include four daughters, Emma Savage of Rouses Point, Theresa Snide and her husband Joseph of Mooers Forks, Bernadette Trudeau of Morrisonville, Loretta LaFountain and her husband Gerald of Altona; 20 grandchildren, Marvin and Lynn DeCoste, Wayne and Julie DeCoste, Julie and Randy Trombley, Brenda and Pat Agustus, Starr and Greg Rabideau, Dean and Terry Savage, Penny Roberts and her companion Bill Laundry, Debbie and Phalon Miner, Scott Snide, Sheila and Bruce Trombley, Todd and Maureen Snide, Joey and Mary Snide, Mike and Amanda Snide, Kelly Snide, Allen and Bonnie LaFountain, Gail and Thomas Marnes, Paula and Roger Begor, Lynne and Rex Doss, Laurie and Stacey Dominic, Lisa and Derek Juneau; 47 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Eldora DeCoste of Mooers, Mary Gadway of Florida and Thelma Gadway of Mooers Forks.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ross Funeral Home in Mooers. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks.

Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11, Mooers.


Roberta Heckel March 14, 2011

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DATE: December 4, 2008PUBLICATION: Dayton Daily News (OH)SECTION: Englewood Trotwood Clayton and DaytonPAGE: RB-2Shiloh resident Roberta Trick quietly turned 90 on Dec. 3, but it was anything but quiet when her family and about 75 friends celebrated her milestone birthday Saturday, Nov. 29. “We don’t all see each other often, and it was a good time to visit,” Trick said. “I have 20 great-grandchildren and used to travel to see family, but the last few years I haven’t.”Trick, who was born in East Dayton, attended Holy Family Elementary School, Julienne High School, and then graduated from Stivers in 1936.”They had just opened Good Samaritan Hospital and I started nursing school there, but didn’t finish. I just felt too sorry for the sick people, especially on the children’s floor.”She recalled riding to town with her mother on Dayton’s streetcars.”We liked to go to the market at the Arcade.”And she said her family was one of the first on her block to own a television set.In 1938, she married Edmund Trick and the couple had nine boys.”We never had a girl, but now I have lovely daughtersin-law,” she said.The couple bought their first home off East Third Street, but the growing family later moved to a home with an acre lot in Shiloh.”It was a good place for gardening and for the boys,” she said.Trick became a member of St. Rita’s Parish, where she’s still active.Edmund died when he was just 47, leaving Roberta to raise the boys.”I kept them busy with school, church and Boy Scouts; they were always occupied so didn’t have time to get into trouble. They went through the normal escapades for boys, but they were more of a help than a hindrance, and still are.”Trick was busy right alongside her sons, serving as a member and oftentimes officer for the Scouts, the PTA, and her parish.In addition to all her volunteer work, she found time to join a few card groups to enjoy her favorite game of bridge.”I invited my card club to the birthday party,” she said. “We started it in the 1950s; there are only two of the original members still with us, but we get new ones.”After her sons married and many moved out of state, Trick moved to a small house.”It has a nice-sized yard, and I still like to do some yard work and my own housework.”I didn’t feel old until I was 87, and my only medication is half an aspirin a day. People don’t know my age. I don’t look it or act it, but I look old enough.”The entire family — which Trick describes as “wonderful, almost fairybook” — got together to celebrate her 85th birthday, and now her 90th.”I guess the next time we’ll celebrate will be when I turn 95,” she said with a laugh.Contact this reporter at (937) at 276-4441 or, 2008, Cox Ohio Publishing. All rights reserved.


Madgelena Trick (Schon) Will January 29, 2009

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Christian Schon Will

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Jacob Schon Will

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John Schon Will

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