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Daughter of Barbara Petty Cochrane ’69 passed away….

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 24, 2023

Rhonda Lynn Barker, 48, who was born on July 10, 1974 in Winter Garden, Florida went home to be with Jesus on March 16, 2023 in Leesburg, Florida.

Rhonda’s Mom (Barbara Petty Cochrane) and Dad (Ronald Martin Cochrane, Sr.) always lovingly called her their little “sugar booger.”  She attended school at Lovell Elementary in Apopka, Ocoee Elementary, Whitfield Academy, and graduated from Calvary Baptist Christian School.  During her time at school, she developed a love of sports and was on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams for five years at Calvary.  She worked as a Chef/Cook for 20 years.  She planted beautiful flower gardens everywhere she lived, and she loved doing arts and crafts.

She was predeceased by her husband, Mark Alan Woods, Sr..  Rhonda is survived by her Mom and Dad, her brothers, Ronnie Cochrane (Christy), and Joshua Cochrane (Hope), her ex-husband, Jay Barker, her four children, Mark Alan Woods, Jr. (Katie), Brandon Barker (Megan), Brittany Barker (Nick), Michael Barker, and ten grandchildren

Her family is so thankful that God drew her to Jesus and saved her through her faith in Him.  She smiled so much and had such wonderful peace the last couple of months of her life.  Even though she knew her life here was coming to an end, she had a supernatural peace from God as she left us and moved on to Heaven.

A Celebration of Life will take place on April 1, 2023 at 11:00 am at Lake Eustis Christian Church located at 315 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Rhonda’s name to Lake Eustis Christian Church.



April 1, 2023

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Mother of Ann Flanagan passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 20, 2023


Born in 1925, Catherine Marie Flanagan of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on
December 19, 2022, surrounded by her family. Catherine was married for 40 years to
the late Dr. Francis J. Flanagan. She was also predeceased by her parents, Peter and
Marie Hermsen; by a brother, Herb Hermsen; and a sister, Jeanne Miller.

Catherine, a loving matriarch, is survived by her six children: Dr. Thomas Flanagan
(Toni), Kevin Flanagan (Laurie), Anne Thatcher (Scott), Michael Flanagan (Madeliene),
Dr. Erin Parmer (Chris), and Timothy Flanagan (Jeanne); 32 grandchildren and 24
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings: Richard Hermsen, Elaine Jansen,
and Betty Wydeven.

Mrs. Flanagan was a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing and also attended
Marquette University, both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a Registered Nurse, she
managed her husband’s office in Toledo, Ohio while also working in other practices both
in Ohio and Dublin, GA. She was also employed at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
and volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Fairview Park Hospital, both in in Dublin, GA. Her
volunteer service extended to helping out wherever needed at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, also in Dublin.
Catherine’s greatest gifts were her love of family, her sly sense of humor, her generous
support of important charitable causes, and her deep faith. Catherine was also a
devoted sports fan, who rooted enthusiastically for the Atlanta Braves and the Green
Bay Packers. The family is grateful to all who loved her throughout her long life and to
her exceptional caregivers at Canterfield Senior Living.
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. for visitation prior to the Memorial Mass at 2
p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2022, at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 4633
Shiloh Rd, Cumming, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. 

Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by
McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770)

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January 13, 2023
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4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040

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Mother of Pamela Kaseman ’69 and Debra Kaseman ’80 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 27, 2023

Betty Jane Kaseman, 95, of Toledo, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at her home. She was born on July 2, 1927, to Fred and Norma (Ries) Lumbrezer in Amboy Township, Ohio. Betty graduated in 1945 from Maumee High School. On June 7, 1947, she married Paul Kaseman in Maumee and celebrated 73 years of marriage, until Paul’s passing in 2020.

In addition to being a homemaker she was an excellent seamstress, cook, and baker. She enjoyed making crafts for everyone. Betty was one of the founding parishioners at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish and was an altar sexton there for over 40 years. She and Paul enjoyed traveling and camping. They were members of the Good Sams and Holiday Rambler Clubs.

Left to cherish her memory are her five children, Pam (Brian) Taylor of Bowling Green, Mike (Donna) Kaseman of Zanesfield, Jeff (Kim) Kaseman of Waterville, Kathy (Mike) Robinson of Grand Junction, CO, and Debbie (Doug) Guhl of Toledo. Blessed with twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. In addition to Paul, she is preceded in death by a son, Greg; her parents; and brother, Walter.

Family and friends will be received Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 10-11 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614. A funeral mass will follow immediately at 11 a.m. with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Maumee. If unable to attend, the funeral mass may be viewed by visiting The family would like to thank Betty’s caregivers for their unconditional love and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Brother of Leslie ’71 and Patricia Rideout ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 8, 2022

John William Rideout passed away on November 18, 2022, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was 60 years old and had fiercely battled cancer for six years prior to his death. Friends and family surrounded him in his final days, as they had in life.

John was born in Toledo on February 26, 1962, and graduated from Bowsher High School. He was a man of many and varied interests and an independent thinker who lived a very full and active life.

John was an accomplished musician and singer who performed in many Toledo bands over the years. As a teenager, his great aunt Dollie (who happened to be deaf) welcomed John and his bandmates to practice in her basement. Eventually John created his own basement music and recording studio, where he and his friends frequently gathered. Largely self-taught, John wrote music and played guitar and several other instruments, while becoming adept at recording and production technology. While John’s passion was rock and roll, he had fun with other musical endeavors like an all-ukelele group (known as “Tuesday Night Ukeleme.”)

John loved the outdoors and enjoyed taking his boat on the Maumee River or to the Erie Islands. He was a talented water skier (barefoot even!) and spent many summer days at his family’s place on Lake Somerset in the Irish Hills. John also loved to fish and hunt ducks on the Lake Erie marshes. In the winter he often traveled out west to ski or visited friends in Florida. He was a licensed pilot and loved to fly small planes. He kept a vegetable garden and was an excellent cook. He was predeceased by much-loved dogs Moose, Jack and Wyatt.

John had a long career as a building construction manager, most recently with Ridgestone Builders/Developers. He was a talented carpenter whose own home, which he bought at foreclosure and rehabbed extensively, reflected these skills.

Though he was single, John had a very big ‘family,’ which included both biological relatives and many devoted friends. After the death of his friend Mike Phillips in 2004, John’s life was enriched by his close relationship with Mike’s children Brooklyn and Lucas Phillips. He was especially close and a father figure to Lucas, who cared lovingly for John throughout his illness.

John’s father Les died in 1997, but he is survived by his mother, Fran Rideout. John was the ‘baby of the family’ to brothers, Joe Rideout (Bev) and Mark Rideout; and sisters, Leslie Wood (Jim) and Patty Rideout (Mark Newton.) To his many nieces and nephews and their children, John was the Fun Uncle. He also leaves a host of extended family members and loyal, loving friends.

Family and friends are invited to gather at a celebration of John’s life on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Maumee River Yacht Club, 2735 Broadway Street, Toledo Ohio 43609. Donations may be made in John’s memory to Black Swamp Conservancy, 4825 Sugar Ridge Road, Pemberville, Ohio 43450.

Published by The Blade from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2022.

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Peggy Overy ’64 passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 12, 2022!/Obituary

Peggy Ann Brochu, 76, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. She was born on May 21, 1946 to Earl and Cecelia Overy. Peggy graduated from McAuley High School and over the years worked at multiple jobs. She loved playing Bingo, Bunco and bowling. She also enjoyed her cartoons and game shows.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, sister Madonna (Hubert) Kohler and brother Raymond (Dorothy) Overy. She is survived by nieces and nephews Jeff (Doreen) Overy, Kevin (Julie) Overy, Betty Crocker, Cathy (Todd) Giesige, Cris (Dennis) Schmenk, 14 great nieces and nephews, 11 great great nieces and nephews, and 1 great nephew, along with many of her friends at Abundant Life.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd. on Monday, November 14, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7. The funeral will begin at Coyle on Tuesday, November 15 at 9:30 followed by the Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, Ohio. Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association. Please view Peggy’s video tribute and leave a condolence message at

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Mother of Barb Less ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 9, 2022

Ann Dickinson Less, 93, of Toledo, Ohio, left to be with the Lord on November 5, 2022. Ann was born in Toledo, Ohio on October 10, 1929, to Theresa Rouault Dickinson and John A. Dickinson. Ann attended St. Ursula Academy High School, graduated from Las Cruces, New Mexico High School and attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Ann was always thankful for the love and support of her sister, grandparents and aunts as she grew up. On May 26, 1951, she married her beloved, Richard James Less, enjoying over 68 years of marriage. Ann was a member of the Kappa Omicron Phi sorority. Ann was a founding member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and she was an officer and president of their Over 55 Club. She was vice-president and president of the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary from 1975-1979; and she was a member and officer of the Medical College of Ohio Satellites. Ann worked hard raising her family and worked with her husband at Clem Less, Inc. after her children were grown.

During their later years, Ann and Dick made their home at Genesis Village and were thankful for the friendships they formed with the residents and staff there.

Ann is survived by her sister-in-law Charlotte Troike; and children Michael Less (Joane) of Plain City, OH, Barbara Gunning (William) of Whitehouse, OH, James Less (Jeanne) of Cape Coral, FL and Robert Less (Deb) of Monclova, OH.

Ann has ten grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Carlin, William (Suzanne) and Charles (Anna) Gunning; Keith (Deb), Kelly and Jason Less; Celia (Dan) Wilkens, Allison (Kyle) Walker, Jennifer (Rob) Beatty, and Beth Ann (Cameron) Sloan. She has twelve great grandchildren.

Ann is preceded in death by her husband Richard, her parents, sister Mary Margaret (Leo) Koeing, and brother-in-law Roc Troike.

Visitation will be at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds, Toledo, OH 43614 on Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Coyle, followed by Mass on Thursday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to St. Vincent DePaul Society-St. Patrick of Heatherdowns at 5201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614; or Our Lady of Lourdes – Hospitality Kitchen at 6149 Hill Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43615. Please leave a condolence message at <>.

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Kathleen Mossing ’82 passed away (sister to Amy ’83 and Ann ’74)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 14, 2022

Kathleen Ann Mossing, born on January 7, 1964, and died on October 10, 2022. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge God and God will direct your paths. Prov. 3: 5-6.
Kathy died peacefully at home with her beloved dog, Louie, by her side. Kathy was a graduate of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, McAuley High School and Bowling Green State University. After college Kathy became a manager at the Lion Store and a USPS clerk at the South Detroit branch in Toledo.
Kathy is survived by her mother Marilyn Mossing, siblings, Ann Borgia (Tom), Gary (Jana), Jeff (Lynda), Joe (Sherri), Alan, Amy (Brad Gross), Jennifer Tekkey (Pradeep), 17 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews whom she loved immensely. She was preceded in death by her father Kenny Mossing; her brother John and sister Lisa. Kathy loved adventure and trying new things. She enjoyed traveling to Spain, Israel, Ireland, and Mexico. She enjoyed spending summers in the sun at her Irish Hills cottage surrounded by family and friends. She liked watching and playing sports, creating her own recipes, shopping at garage sales and engaging in political discussions. Kathy will be remembered for her inquisitiveness, sense of humor, and adoring smile. Most of all, her family will miss her energy and infectious laughter.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4-7 p.m., with a Vigil Service beginning at 6:30 P.M. Her funeral service will be held at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church on Saturday, October 22, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Toledo Humane Society or Toledo Food Bank. Please view the online guest registry at

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Clarice Bennett ’64 passed away December 1, 2019

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 1, 2022

May 4, 1946 – December 1, 2019

Clarice Bennet Killian, age 73, passed away December 1, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her beloved husband and soul mate, Michael, who she was married to for 52 ½ years. Her parents Victoria and Bill Bennet preceded her in death. Clarice leaves her beloved children, Collen (Jimmy) Neal and Brian Killian (Heather). Clarice was blessed with five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; Victoria, Corryn, Maggie, Ethan, Kalynn and her daughter Claire. She was blessed with a sister, Angela (Ed) Jagan and brother, David (Bridget). She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Clarice was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, and being a military brat, moved from city to city. Clarice lived in Nashwaulk, Duluth and Grand Maris, Minnesota. Her father was transferred to Hayward, California for many years. The family returned to Toledo, Ohio for the rest of their lives.

Clarice attended the University of Toledo, majoring in Retail and Marketing. While at the University of Toledo, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, honorary society, and was the founder and first President of Tau Rho Alpha, Toledo Retailing Association. After graduating from The University of Toledo, she was hired by Lasalle’s, a subsidiary of the Macy Corporation. Clarice was one of the youngest buyers ever hired by the Macy Corp. and was their Jr. Dress buyer.

Mike and Clarice moved to Allen Park so Mike could pursue employment at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Clarice loved Michigan and considered it home. She worked for Rubbermaid Home goods for a number of years, and after their children were in school, she became a para-professional at the Plymouth-Canton Pubic Schools for nine years, teaching in the school store, the Chief Connection, on a federal grant for disadvantaged students. When the grant ran out, Clarice was hired by Toys R Us as an Assistant Store Director in Novi and Southfield. Clarice then moved to Cleary College, where she was Director of Purchasing and Bookstore operations for nine years. Then it was time to retire and take care of her widowed mom. In 2008, Clarice joined Avon and worked for 10 ½ years as a sales representative, again retiring in 2018.

Clarice lived in Canton for 48 years and was very active in the community. She participated in the Canton Chamber of Commerce since 1992, having served on the Board of Directors for six years. She belonged to Canton’s Business & Professional Women’s Association for 16 years, serving in various official positions. She also belonged to Canton’s Newcomers and Neighborhood Association, again serving in various official positions. Clarice was also very involved in the Danny Thomas’s first fundraisers for St. Jude Hospital, ALSAC (Aiding Leukemia Stricken American Children). She was Teen Chairman in high school and college.

Clarice was active in her church, St. Thomas a’Becket, for many years. She served on the funeral committee and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Black Hat donations. Clarice loved being a Canton Lion, again serving her community for many years. Her devotion to the community will be remembered fondly and she will be deeply missed by all her knew her and especially by her loving family.

Memorial visitation for Clarice will be held on Thursday, December 5th, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Her visitation will continue Friday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of her Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd., Canton.

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Maryann Glaser ’74 (sister to Pam ’72 and Linda ’71) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 29, 2022

Maryann (Glaser) Terry

11/30/1955 – 09/11/2022

Maryann (Glaser) Terry

November 30, 1955 – September 11, 2022

Maryann (Glaser) Terry was born November 30, 1955, to parents James Joseph Glaser and Johanne Callahan Glaser in Cincinnati Ohio. On September 11, 2022, Maryann passed away unexpectedly Fairbanks Alaska while on vacation with her husband, Charlie, by her side. She is survived by her 3 siblings, Linda Glaser Bueno, Alex: Pamela Jeska Linker, David and Robert Glaser, Esther. She also is survived nieces, Jennifer Adamson (Christopher Lineback and Brittany Glaser; and a nephew, Steven (Yachiyo) Jeska.

In 1966, the Glaser family moved to Toledo Ohio where Maryann attended St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Elementary School and graduated from McAuley High School in 1974. She then went on to the University of Toledo and received a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management.

She worked as the director of the YWCA day camp. She interned at the Jackson Hole Science. Maryann was also on the ski patrol there and in New Hampshire. While in New Hampshire she managed several restaurants in North Conway.

She moved to Venice, FL to be closer to her parents. Maryann worked at the Loveland Center for disabled adults. Then moved to the South Florida Habitat for Humanity. As the director of the Sarasota United Way, she continued to give back to her community. Maryann was an active member of the Venice FL Rotarians including serving as the group’s first woman president

Maryann and Charlie retired and recently relocated to South Carolina. Mary loved being outdoors gardening, hiking, camping and walking Tilly.

We will miss her smile, her warmth, her infectious laughter, and her zest for life. The family suggest memorials to The Loveland Center in Venice, FL. A celebration of Maryann’s life is being planned for this winter in Venice, FL.

Published by The Blade on Sep. 29, 2022.

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Barbara Hausknecht ’77 passed away from ovarian cancer:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 26, 2022

Barbara Marie Rasik

Barbara Marie Rasik (maiden name: Hausknecht) of Swanton Ohio, passed away December 17th at age 62.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Michael Steven Rasik; daughter, Cassandra Brandt; son, Daniel Rasik (wife Genevieve Rasik); son, Christopher Rasik and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Charles Hausknecht and son-in-law, John “Gus” Brandt.

Barb was a graduate of McAuley High School and was a very loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. Her favorite hobbies were baking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Weigel Funeral Home Tuesday, December 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanton on Wednesday, December 22nd at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Dalton Rosa-Ruggieri officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Toledo Ovarian Cancer Connection

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