Obituaries: 05-18-17

MJ Thompson
MJ (Liske) Thompson, age 74, of Maumee, passed away on Wednesday, May 10.
Born in Amityville, N.Y., on February 23, 1943 to Carl and Almina (Stull) Liske, she graduated from Woodward High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Toledo. She taught for 47 years, including in the Toledo Public Schools, Washington Local and Jackson Public Schools, and eventually became a long-term substitute teacher throughout Lucas County. She also taught at St. Charles School, Owens Community College and Bowling Green State University. She was a 50-year member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, the American Association of University Women and the Red Hat Ladies of Waterside. She enjoyed traveling, her lake house in Port Clinton and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her daughters, Holly (Scot) Lawson and Jennifer (Tim) Wosta; son in-law, Ted Hazard; grandchildren, Abby Lawson, Amy Lawson, Jeffrey Hazard and Emily Hazard; and lifelong friend, Linda Finucan. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends were received on May 16 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services were conducted on May 17. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society or the Ladies Auxiliary at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Alaina Braden
Alaina Lynn Braden, of Maumee, passed away on Thursday, May 11 in the arms of her loving parents at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
She was born on October 11, 2016 to Jeb and Abby (Marquart) Braden, who were blessed to have a loving and adorable daughter. Alaina was born with two rare conditions, heterotaxy syndrome and biliary atresia. In her short life, she showed determination, resilience and a sweet disposition. Ultimately, the fight became too much, and she passed away due to complications of her conditions and illness.
Alaina is survived by her loving parents, Jeb and Abby; brother, Henry Braden; grandparents, Tom and Mindy Marquart and Jim and Cammie Braden; aunts, Jenny Marquart, Laurie Marquart and Jamie Braden; and uncle, Jacob Braden.
Family and friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Heterotaxy Connection, P.O. Box 585, Draper, UT 84020 to support research and education on heterotaxy syndrome (

Edna Staeble
Edna Mary Staeble, age 89, of Waterville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5.
Born in San Francisco on August 18, 1927 to Kenneth and Abby (Paulsen) Henry, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Beaver College and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, sewing and making dollhouse miniatures and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Surviving are her children, Louis (Dawn) Staeble, Martha Staeble, Kenneth Staeble and Anna (John) Barker; grandchildren, Nathan, Aidan, Tynan, Henry, Sophie and Miles; sister, Eleanor Clark; and sisters-in-law, Catherine (John) DeGeorge and Rosemary Reid. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Staeble.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice would be appreciated.

Bette Disher
Bette Disher, age 90, a former resident of Waterville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, surrounded by the love of her family.
Born in Green Bay, Wis., on January 23, 1927 to Francis (Frank) and Harriet (Colson) Van Remortel, she attended Maumee High School and graduated from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She later earned a Family Nurse Practitioner certification and worked as a registered nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital for several years until her retirement in 1992. A longtime member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville, Bette was a past president of the church’s board of directors and was also a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Organization.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Yeager, of Worthington, Ohio, and Cathy Disher, of Lewis Center, Ohio; grandchildren, Michelle (Dan) Yeager-Thornton, Brian (Mandi) Yeager and Rachel (Barry) Hale; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be a celebration of Bette’s life at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. 2nd St. in Waterville. A luncheon will be served following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Champion Cares Foundation, 380 Polaris Pkwy. No. 135, Westerville, OH 43082.

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