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Mother of Ann Stephens ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 30, 2016

Rose Ann Stephens(1919 – 2016)

(News story) Rose Ann Stephens, a career nurse and administrator in several Toledo-area nursing homes who was later recruited to become a state nursing-home inspector, died Wednesday in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was 97.

Dr. Robert Jeffrey Stephens, one of Mrs. Stephens’ four children, said she succumbed to a heart attack she suffered while at home at the Elizabeth Scott Community, an assisted-living and nursing center in Springfield Township.

A 1940 graduate of the St. Vincent School of Nursing, the future Mrs. Stephens began her career in nursing homes when that industry was largely unregulated, Dr. Stephens said.

“She enjoyed working with the older people in the nursing facilities,” starting at the Colonial Nursing Center on Glanzman Road in South Toledo, her son said.

But as regulatory requirements intensified, he said, she pursued the training and certifications that became necessary to be a nursing home administrator – and found strong demand for her qualifications even after she was ready to retire.

“They’d make her an offer she couldn’t refuse,” Dr. Stephens said to explain why Mrs. Stephens “retired” from three nursing homes.

Then, when she was well into her 60s, the Ohio Department of Health – whose Office of Health Assurance and Licensing, Bureau of Long-Term Care oversees nursing homes in the state – came calling.

For the state, she did certification reviews, ensuring that nursing homes complied with state rules regarding staffing and facilities – “stuff that was all in its infancy,” Dr. Stephens said.

“She got to see the other side,” he said, explaining that as an inspector, one of her main goals was to help nursing homes provide better care for their patients.

“She was a very fair person,” Dr. Stephens said.

That job took her all over Ohio, and the extensive travel requirement was what prompted her to quit as she got older, the son said.

But even after that, she became a part-time administrator at Sunset House facilities in the Toledo area, filling in when full-time staff called in sick or went on vacation, for several years.

“She had the qualifications they needed. You can’t just put anybody in those positions,” said Diana Stephens, Dr. Stephens’ wife.

Born to Ladmer and Margaret Fenton on July 10, 1919, in Swanton, she graduated from Swanton High School before enrolling in nursing school.

She met Robert N. Stephens through a mutual friend and they married in 1946 following his return from military service during World War II.

The Stephenses particularly enjoyed traveling to Ireland and, after a granddaughter who studied French in college began extended periods residing in Paris, also visited France often.

Dr. Stephens said his parents loved Ireland because “they really enjoyed the people over there – even if it was a rainy day, they’d talk about how beautiful the day was.”

Both had Irish ancestry on their mother’s sides, but Dr. Stephens said there were no relatives remaining in Ireland for his parents to visit.

She was a lifelong member of St. Joan of Arc Church and doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Stephens died in 2007.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by her sons, Robert Jeffrey, Barry, John, and Thomas Casey Stephens; daughter, Ann McCallister; sister, Margaret Ottgen; 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Coyle Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Historic Church of St. Patrick.

The family suggests tributes to a charity of the donor’s choice .

This is a news story by the staff of the Toledo Blade.

Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 30, 2016

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Jacqueline Kriner ’77 passed away (Sister of Barbara Kriner ’73 and Connie ’74 and Cindy ’78)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 27, 2016

Jacqueline A. Kriner Obituary
A bright, shining burst of energy departed Cub Lake in Hillsdale, Michigan on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Born on February 6, 1959, Jackie Kriner, daughter of Thomas and Carol (Kenney) Kriner, struggled with cancer during her last few months continuing with her legendary wit and smile. While proving to be one of the strongest people in the world, she was generous, loving and a compete character which was part of her charm. Many have said, “She’s one in a million!”

She loved living in the small town of Hillsdale where she and her family spent many summers at Bear Lake as she was growing up. Her house overlooks the water at Cub Lake where the view gave her peace during her last few hours.

Her happiest times were being a part of the Cub Lake family of friends including Cathy Lennard who has been very supportive of her since she had taken ill. She loved her Friday nights at the Pub with “the guys” and tried to never miss it. Her famous, motorized, picnic table was the talk of the lake and once again showed her uniqueness and crazy, fun personality. Her many, many friends were a testament to her kindness and positive attitude.

The family would like to thank all of her friends that supported her over the years and made her feel special, especially Carmen and Jackie’s co-workers at Mennard’s who appreciated her spark and made her feel beautiful and important during the darkest time of her life.

Think of Jackie every 4th of July as that was her favorite holiday with boat parades, decorations and the great outfits she put together.

Jackie is survived by her 5 siblings: Patrick (Elizabeth) Kriner of Sylvania, OH, Barbara (Dan)Cummins of Maumee, OH, Connie (Lyle) Snyder of Maumee, OH, Cindy (Ken Cooper) Eberhardt of Leesburg, VA, Kelly (Michele) Kriner of Maumee, OH, 11 nieces and nephews and 6 great nieces and nephews.

There will be no services or calling hours at this time for Jackie Kriner. There will be a celebration of life service at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Make-A-Wish Foundation . For online condolences, visit

Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Sept. 25, 2016

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Deborah Sarchiz Nelson ’69 Passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 27, 2016

Deborah Ann Sarchiz
Deborah Ann Sarchiz Nelson of Palm Beach Gardens Florida crossed over on September 17, 2016.
She is survived by her husband, Lary Nelson; mother, Esther Sarchiz/Wyckoff of Bowling Green, Ohio; sister, Janice Marie Bari of Flagstaff, AZ; brothers, John Michael Sarchiz of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, David Alan Mills of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; nephew, Corey Alan Sarchiz of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; niece, Brittney Nichole Sarchiz of Oregon, Ohio and many loving nieces and nephews and cousins.
Debi attended BGSU where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in social work.
Her true love was creating amazingly beautiful stained glass art which she did for over 40 years. Her artwork will bring beauty and joy to our family for generations to come. Debi loved her family unconditionally and was kind and gentle to all she met. She will be deeply missed by all.
Her Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, September 28th, 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church in Toledo. Luncheon immediately following at the church.
As published in The Blade

Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 25, 2016

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Just found out about the passing of Celestine Liberkowski ’66 (sister of Bernadette Liberkowski ’70)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 27, 2016

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carmichael, Celestine Ann “Sally”, 64 of Clearwater, Fl died Saturday February 16, 2013 at BayCare Alliant Hospital.

She was born in Toledo, OH and came to Clearwater in 2005 from Aurora, IL.

She was the Housekeeping Supervisor for Harbourwood Rehab facility in Clearwater Fl for 6 yrs before retiring in 2012 and was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, William R. Carmichael; her daughter, Monica L. Breeding; son-in-law; Scott A. Breeding, brother, Matthew Liberkowski; sister, Bernadette Keller; and her grandson, William H. Breeding. She was preceded in death by her mother, Genieve Suski; father, Daniel; Liberkowski; brothers, James Liberkowski and Andrew Liberkowski.

Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home
2853 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, FL. 33759
(727) 796-1992

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Mother of Theresa ’68, Machelle ’72 and Christine ’76 Olwick passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 5, 2016

Doris A.
Doris A. (Barnes) Olwick, of Toledo, passed away August 31, 2016, after a long and difficult battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Doris was born October 20, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated from Libbey High School and worked for the Dana Corporation for over 30 years. Doris loved bowling, tennis, golf and was an avid gardener. She was married to her loving husband Leonard for over 50 years before his death in 2003. Doris leaves behind three daughters, Teresa (Jeff) Beamsley, Machelle (Robert) Smith and Christine (David) East; three grandchildren, Angela, Kyle and Nicole and four great-grandchildren, Parker, Cameron, Ben and Taylor. Doris was preceded in death by her mother, Florence; father, Milton and her brother, Malcolm.
Family and friends may visit Tuesday, September 6, 2016, from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. The funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (please meet directly at the church).
The family wishes to thank the amazing staff at Parkcliffe Community and ProMedica Hospice for their years of loving care for Doris. Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association .
We will remember her the way she was years ago, strong, athletic, artistic and a little feisty. Rest in peace Mom!
Messages of condolence may be made at As published in The Blade

Funeral Home

W K Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home
3838 Airport Hwy Toledo, OH 43615
(419) 385-5305

Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 4, 2016

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