Claudia Dawn Stull

November 07, 1939 ‒ May 31, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Claudia Dawn Stull, age 79, of Marion, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Presidential Care Center with her loving family by her side.

On November 7, 1939, Claudia was born in Richwood, Ohio, one of three children of the late Fred Richards and Lena (Moore) Richards Fox.  Losing her father at a young age, she was also raised by her step-father, Dewey Fox.  She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1958.

For nearly ten years, Claudia had a job she loved at Epworth Preschool and Daycare Center, where she was a receptionist, helped with bookkeeping, and loved on the children of the school.  She had hoped to work there many more years.  Previously, she was a bookkeeper at Depot Sales in Marion.

Finding the perfect match for her, Claudia married Daniel J. Stull on June 29, 1973, at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Marion.  They shared a love for traveling and were always up for an adventure together.  She especially enjoyed joining Dan on his work trips to locations of her desire.  Her favorite trips were to California, which was why she loved Tony Bennett’s song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.  They loved recounting their many stories together over a good glass of wine.

An avid shopper, Claudia loved adding to her collection of outfits, shoes and perfume; and was well known at Elder-Beerman’s.

Having a huge heart, Claudia overflowed with love for her daughter, granddaughter and three great-granddaughters.  She also was a cat lover, cherishing the companionship of her cats, Milly and Mabel.

She will be missed by her husband, Dan Stull; daughter, Cindy (Randy) Fritch; granddaughter: Danielle (Rylee) Miller; three great-granddaughters: Braelyn, Kinslee and Della Miller; a sister, Lauranel McQuistion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her parents, Claudia was preceded in death by her brother, Vernon Richards.

Her family will greet friends from 10 – 11:30 am on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, 143 S. Prospect St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will follow at 11:30 am, with Reverends Dan Kiger and Rob Howard officiating.  Family and friends will be encouraged to stay for a fellowship meal after her services.  Burial will take place at a later date in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homeless to Home Cat (Sanctuary and Animal Rescue), 1745 Marion Waldo Rd, Marion, OH 43302, or to the Hope Clinic (Wyandot County Humane Society), 9640 County Hwy 330, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the entire staff of Kindred Hospice, especially Laura, Christina, Cee-Cee, Julia, Lisa, and Kathleen, and to the entire staff of the Presidential Care Center, especially Joe, Sharon (aka Jackie), Cindy, Jamie, Terri and Beth.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Claudia’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Claudia holds a special place in my heart. Years ago,, when I needed an emergency sitter when I lost my regular sitter, Claudia did not hesitate to help me out. At that time, she fell in love with my little girl and over the past 20 years has always been one of my daughter’s biggest fans. I really appreciated her help and her genuine care. Also, I will always remember Claudia For her love of her girls. She was always so proud of her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughters. She always lit up when talking about them. Other memories include the young, healthy Claudia. She and Dan enjoyed time with friends and all that life had to offer. I will always think of her as she was in the pictures from the Lake Cumberland houseboat; with a drink in hand, smile on her face, surrounded by friends, by Dan’s side, with the sun shining in the background. RIP Claudia.

  • She was such a good friend. Had so many good times with her and Dan. I will never forget her.
    Our love goes out to Dan and all her family.

  • So sorry for you loss. She is now in a place with no pain and nothing but peace.

  • Dan, you a are a special friend to us. We want to help in any way to get you thru this time.


    Doris Sneed Rapp & Alvie Dale Rapp

  • Old Friend,
    It has been a long hard road for both of you, and now some peace. I have nothing but admiration and respect for you Mr. Dan Stull.

    Milt & Linda

  • Dan and Claudia were two people that enjoyed other people and were especially
    good friends to many. I am so sorry, you have made many memories and your children will always be in your life. God Bless all of you.

  • Dear Dan,
    Thinking about you….May the Lord give you strength and peace.
    Jessie Phillians, daughter Teri, and Granddaughter Carla !

  • Dan and family,
    Sending healing thoughts ,prayers,and
    Comforting hugss💕 with deepest my sympathy
    God Bless you All…Rosannar

  • Dan,

    I am so glad our paths crossed at the Holiday Inn recently, where you shared with us Claudia’s health issues. Now that she is at rest, and so many friends fondly remember her, may our loving Lord wrap you & your family in His arms of mercy & consolation!

    Pete & Judy Zieg

  • Dan

    You are very much in my thoughts and prayers. You “kids” fought a great fight. You have taken good care of Claudia NOW remember to take care of yourself!

    Barb Bradley

  • Dan and Family,

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time ! It has been a long hard road for you both ! You have many wonderful memories of the good life you and Claudia shared !

  • Dan,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know Claudia is at now at peace with her
    heavenly father. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
    May GOD strengthen you as you go through this loss. Be assured that you will
    be together again.

  • Dan,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God hold you and the family in his arms and guide you.

  • Dan

    So sorry to hear of Claudia”s passing.

    My brother, Ed, would tell me every time he had talked to you.

    May you fine peace.

    Don Shults

  • Dan, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Claudia. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. May she rest in peace.
    Roger and Jane Ruth

  • Dan and Family, We were just thinking of Claudia today when we visited my
    Parents and brothers grave. You have our sincere thoughts and prayers for your
    loss. May she Rest In Peace. Love to all, Karen and Roger Hensel

  • Dan— thinking of you daily—very hard to lose the love of your life!! Janice and Charlie Campbell

  • Dan,
    You and your family are in our prayers. Our deepest condolences to you all.

    Tom and Linda Willauer

  • Dan and family, we are saddened by the news of Claudia’s passing. Her love for her cats warmed my heart. I have fond memories of visiting with her and helping her search for the perfect kitty she wanted to add to her home. We consider it an honor to remember her through the gifts to Homeless to Home. If there is any help needed with her cats or if they would need a place to go, we will gladly receive them here. Remembering Claudia with you.