Obituaries: 10-14-21

Doris Parkins

Doris Marie Parkins, age 72, of Maumee, passed away peacefully after a 12-year battle with GIST cancer on Monday, September 27, surrounded by her family. 

Born in New Riegel, Ohio on November 10, 1948 to Francis and Marie (Buchman) Hohman, she was the youngest of five children. Her parents instilled in her a strong work ethic and devotion to her Catholic faith. Doris married Ron Parkins on April 11, 1970 and they had four children together. She was active in many church-related activities at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. She served as an usher/greeter, participated in perpetual adoration, co-chaired the funeral lunch program, was past president of the Rosary Altar Society, coordinated the traveling pilgrim virgin statue program and held officer positions with the mother’s guild and school board. She was also involved in the TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) retreat and the Toledo YES (Youth Elect Service) Project as the kitchen leader. 

Doris provided in-home childcare for 25 years and over the past 18 years served as the rectory housekeeper for St. Joseph in Maumee. Beyond her church, she also volunteered with the Red Cross and election board. She was an avid supporter of The University of Toledo men’s and women’s basketball and football teams. 

She is survived by her husband, Ron; children, Theresa (David) Cordle, of Curtice, Malinda (Steven) Siers, of Springfield Township, Brenda (Mark) Osbourne, of Monclova Township, and Kevin (Julie) Parkins, of Perrysburg; 12 grandchildren; many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth (Smith) and husband Ron; brothers, Floyd Hohman and wife Martha, Roy Hohman and wife Ann and Merle Hohman; parents-in-law, Lloyd and Margaret Parkins; sister-in-law, Lucinda Schultz; brother-in-law, Richard Carr; as well as nieces, nephews and other family members. 

Friends and family were received on October 1 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee and on October 2 in St. Joseph Church, followed by the funeral Mass and interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosary Altar Society of St. Joseph Church or the Toledo YES Project (toledoyesproject.org).

George Campbell, Jr.

George L. Campbell, Jr., age 78, the son of George and Mary (Phillips) Campbell, Sr., passed away on Thursday, September 30, at the Luther Home of Mercy in Williston. 

Born in Toledo, he spent the first 53 years of his life in Maumee. George was a well-loved figure in the city of Maumee for many years. Residents will remember him as the friendly face who traveled all over town. He loved people and never met a stranger. The mayor of Maumee named August 20, 1994 as “George Campbell Day.” He was an avid Penn State fan who took pride in conversing to all about his favorite team. He moved to the Luther Home of Mercy on May 4, 1994 and made many friends at his new home, many of whom became like family.

George is survived by his loving family: sister, Linda (Michael) Gill; nieces, Jacqueline (Dan) Kinsinger, Jennifer (Joe) Daleiden and Julie Gill; great-niece, Ella Daleiden; and great-nephew, Alex Daleiden. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service took place on October 13 at the Luther Home of Mercy Chapel in Williston, followed by burial next to his parents in the Weston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Luther Home of Mercy in George’s name.  

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