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Oct 16,1999   Celina, OH
Samuel A Messner, 78, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 1999 at Joint Township District Hospital, St. Marys.    He was born Aug. 15, 1921 in Gastonville, PA., to Samuel and Marie Shaffer Messner.   On Mar 11,1944, he married Betty Belcher who survives.   Mr Messner retired from Avco New Idea, Coldwater.    He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.   Survivors also include a son, Samuel (Gloria) Messner Jr. of Holland; two daughters, Linda(Ivan) Fogt of Sidney and Paula(Roger) Harris of Celina; two sisters Madeline Baumgartner of Findelyville, PA and Thelma Willmeir of Akron; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   Services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at W.H.Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.   The Rev. Robert Powell will officate.   Burial will be in North Grove Cemetery, Celina.   Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or Celina Area Visiting Nurses.


Kenton, Ohio
Beverly Jean Shelton, 50, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 15, 1999, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on County Rd. 230, Hardin county.   She was born May 15, 1949 in Columbus, to Harry and Helen Bigelow Phipps.  Her mother survives in York Center. On Jan. 10,1973 she married Thomas Shelton who survives.   Mrs. Shelton worked at Buckeye Egg Farm and had worked at Dayley Egg Farm.  She was a 1968 graduate of North Union.  Survivors also include two daughters, Ronna (Chad)Shafer and Stacy(Roberto) Zuniga, both of Kenton; a brother, Marvin Phipps of Marysville; Two sisters, Ninette Sprouse of  Union County and Marlene Smith of York Center and three grandchildren.  Graveside services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hale Cemetery, Ridgeway. Rev. Mark Stout will officate.  Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home Kenton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


Dottie L.Huber, 69, died at 8:10 p.m., Oct. 14, 1999 at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.  She was born Dec. 16, 1929 in Auglaize County to Olin and Opal Koehn Raymond.   On Feb 23,1963 she married Norbert Huber who survives.   Mrs Huber was a homemaker and a member of Abounding Grace Church of God, Celina.  Survivors also include a son, Naaman Butler of Celina; a daughter, Rebecca Richards of Celina; two sisters, Gertrude McMullen of St. Marys and Barbara Gottschalk of Kettering and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon and Olin Raymond and an infant; five sisters, Iona Mullen Bessie Davis, Patricia Raymond and two infants.  Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at W.H.Dick & Sons Funeral Home,Celina. The Rev. A. J. Hamblin will officate.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, St. Marys.   Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Donald L. Howe, 79, died at 5:45 a.m.,Oct.5,1999 at his residence.  He was born Mar. 7, 1920 in Botkins to Henry and Sarah Nuesmeyer Howe. On Mar.23, 1940, he married Naomi B. Prueter, who survives.  Mr. Howe retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co, St. Marys, after 34 years. He was a member of the first United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, and its Katterheinrich Sunday school class.  He was a member of American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville, and was named Ranger Fan of the year twice for his support of New Knoxville athletic teams.  He was a Navy veteran.  Survivors also include five sons, Larry (Sondra) Howe of Xenia. Thomas (Sally) Howe of Troy, Dennis (Marilyn) Howe of Dayton and Ned Howe and Ted Howe both of New Knoxville; a daughter Joyce Howe of New Knoxville; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son Danny; three brothers, Harold, Lester, and Virgil; three sisters, Elda, Erma and Dorothy; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.  Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Church of Christ, New Knoxville. The Rev. David Hunt will officiate.  Burial will be in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.  Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vornholt- Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke/Mercer County Hospice or American Cancer Fund.


Jerome J. Griffo, 81, died at 6:29 a.m. Oct. 4,1999 at St. Rita's Medical Center.  He was born Nov. 23,1917 in Lima to Peter and Mary Domarcrihia Griffo. On Jan.18,1946, he married Sophia George, who died Jan. 13,1986.  Mr Griffo retired in 1989 from the County Engineer's Office.  He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeerie 370 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19, He was an Army veteran of WW II serving in the European Theatrer where he received the Meritorious Service Medal with five bronze stars.  Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Deborah) Griffo of Wapakoneta and Jim (Sandy) Griffo of Elida; three daughters, Mary Ann (Clayton) Bacon and Betty (Donald) Boroff, both of Lima, and Karen Follrod of Elida; a brother, John Griffo of Lima; two sisters, Annie Zimmer and Mary Paige, both of Lima; and 18 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nicholas and Frank Griffo.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at St. Charles Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael G. Dandurand will be officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Chamberlain- Hucheriede Funeral home, where a parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Lawrence G. Lee, 76, died at 12:45 a.m. Oct. 5, 1999 at Van Crest Health Care Center, Van Wert.   He was born May 7, 1923, in Van Wert to Lawrence H. and Ilo Blanke Lee. On May 19,1946, he married Gladys F. Long, who survives.  Mr. Lee retired as a truck driver for C&J Driveeaway Truck Lines, Union City, Ind. and had worked as the director of the Van Wert County Welfare Department for 10 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Van Wert. He was a
member and former commander of American Legion Post 178, Van Wert.  He was an Army veteran of WW II serving in the European Theater.  Survivors also include two sons, Larry (Ann) Lee of Van Wert and Lawrence L. "Von" Lee of Middle Point; three daughters, Linda (Ron) Kreischer of Lexington, LaRita (Paul) McCallister of Arizona and Rev. LaDonna (Steve)
Thomas of Red Lion, Pa; a sister, Virginia Cueller of Deltona, Fla; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by a sister, Alicia Laughery.   Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Van Wert.  The Rev. Lee Genter will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, with military rites by American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803.  Friends mat call from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Wert County Cancer Society or the TV Ministery of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.


Wapakoneta, Ohio
Robert "Bob" Howard, 87, died at 6:40 p.m. Oct. 4,1999 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.   He was born May 28,1912 in Allen County to Ray and Clara Fox Howard. On Mar. 4, 1948, he married Helen D Spurlock who survives.  Mr Howard retired in 1972 as general service manager for Allis Chalmers and had worked at the Wapakoneta Daily News. He was a member of the Uniopolis United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Fraternal order of Eagles Aerie 691 and Hamer Lodge 167 Free and Accepted Masons, both in Wapak. He was a member of Scottish Rite Valley and Knights Templar, both of Orlando, Fla.,past patron of Koneta Chapter 385 Order of Eastern Star, Wapak, member of Antioch Temple Shrine, Dayton and former member and past patron of Seminole Chapter 2 Order of Eastern Star, Sanford, Fla. He was a 1929 graduate of Delphos-Jefferson High School. Survivors include a son, James (Pat), of Lima; a daughter, Roxanna (Don) Whetstone of Wapakoneta; a brother, Rev. Harold Howard of Mt. Dora, Fla; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Services will begin at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at Uniopolis United Methodist Church. The Revs. David C Gordon and Carl Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, where a Masonic memorial service wiill be held Thursday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital


Lima, Ohio
Phillip L. Little, 64, died July 15,1999 at his residence.  He was born Feb. 6,1935, to David Leon and Elsie Hadding Little. He married Loretta Basinger, who survives.  Mr Little retired as a truck driver. he was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370, Lima; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paulding; and the Loyal Order of Moose, Clyde.  Survivors also include a son, Phillip Litle Jr of Georgia; five daughters, Tina (Andrew) Adkins of W. Virginia,Sue (Rick) Cass and Ivy (William) Lawborn, both of Leipsic, Pam (Earl) Endsley of Georgia and Dolly Little of Continental; three brothers, James and Daniel both of Michigan, and Bobby Don of Lima; and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son Jeffery; two brothers, Mark and Michael; a sister Becky Kay DeSoto; and a grandson.  Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. today at Heitmeyer Funeral Home,Oakwood.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services today at the funeral.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


Bluffton, Ohio
Amelia F. Basinger, 90 died at 6:10 p.m. Oct. 4.1999 at Mennonite Memorial home, Blufton.   She was born Mar. 11,1909 in Richland Twp to Daniel and Elizabeth Bixel Basinger.   Miss Basinger retired as a nurse having worked at hospitals in Lima, Kenton, Toledo, St. Louis, Jersey City, NJ and Glen Cove, NY. She had also worked at Baldwin Lima Hamilton (Clark Equipment) as an occupatinal health and indrustrial nurse and as a supervisor. She was a member of First Mennoite Church, Bluffton, and its Women in Mission. She was a member of various nursing assocations, the Bluffton Senior Citizens and was a volunteer at the EtCetera Shop, Bluffton. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School and a 1932 graduate of Memorial School of Nursing, Elyria.  She was an Army veteran of WW II serving in the Nurses Corps.  Survivors include two brothers, Franklin and Eugene, both of Bluffton.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Weldon and Bryan; and two sisters, Charlotte Keller and Marcella Neuenschwander.  Memorial services will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Mennoite Church, Bluffton. The Revs. Dorothy Nickel Friesen and Douglas Luginbill will officiate. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton.  There will be no visitation.  Memorial contributations may be made to the First Mennonite Church or the Mennonite Memorial Home.   Arrangements are by the Bluffton Chapel of Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes.


Lima, Ohio
Evelyn M Schoore, 84, New Brunswick, NJ, formerly of Lima, died at 9:44 A.M. Oct 2,1999, in New Brunswick, NJ.  She was born June 7, 1915, in Lima to Thomas L. and Myra E. Robinson Johnston. On Jan 20,1935, she married Harold Schoore, who died Mar 17,1984.  Mrs. Schoore retired as a cook from Sunland Christian Science, San Diego. She had worked at Boggs Brothers Caterers and Breast of Chicken Cannery, both in San Diego, and as a care giver of the elderly in Green Valley, Ariz. She attended Sayerwoods Bible Church, Old Bridge, NJ.  She was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Auxiliary, Lima.  Survivors include a son, Vernon E., El Cajon, Calif; three daughters, Carol A. Lynch-Schackleford of Red Oak, Tx, Barbara J.(Donald) Lamoreaux of Old Bridge, NJ, and Deanna L. Peterson of Paulding,Ariz.; a brother Rodney Johnston of Lima; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by a son Edwin H.; three brothers, Charles, William and  Thomas Johnston; and a sister, Anna Boyd.  Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Siferd Westwood Chapel. The Rev. Douglas Adams will officiate. Burial will be in Lewis Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Elida, Ohio
Earl L. Webb, 82, of Fairview, Mich., formerly of Elida, died Oct 4, 1999, at West Branch Regional Medical Center, West Branch, Mich.  He was born Oct 12, 1916 in Manson, Iowa, to John E. and Katherine Neuhauser Webb. On Dec. 6, 1936 he married Ruth L. Zook, who survives.  Mr. Webb retired in 1973 as a tool control supervisor at the Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant after 40 years, and had worked at the Fairview Hardware.  He was a member of the Mio Church of God, Mio,Mich.,and the American Society of Tool and Engineering.He was active in the Jack Pine Derby, the Northern Michigan Relief Sale and the former Fairview Civic Association.  Survivors include a son, Earl E.(Carolyn) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Two daughters, Norma (Kenneth) Martin of Indianapolis and Juanita (Ron) Varland of Elida; a brother, Glenn D., of Kingman,Ariz.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mio Church of God, Mio,Mich. The Rev. Wm. H. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery,Fairview, Mich.  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Orr Funeral Home, Mio, Mich., and one hour prior to services at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mio Church of God Building Fund.


Lima, Ohio
Margaret J. Archer, 80, died at 12:08 a.m. Oct 4,1999 at St. Rita's Medical Center.  She was born Sept. 21,1919, in Lima to S. Michael and Bertha Olive Wilser Leidy.  Mrs. Archer retired in 1985 as a bookkeeper and private secretary for the Lima Supply Co., after 44 years. She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church. She called Bingo at the Allen Co. Senior Citizens Center, was treasurer of Market Place Apartments and the former activities director for Lima Towers.  Survivors include a daughter, Helen L. (Raymond) Seiler of Crossville, Tenn.; a sister Jean Linebrink of Defiance; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Willard Leidy; and four sisters, Lilly Burden, Lila Miller, Lenore Smith and Hazel Godwin.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lewis Chapel of Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes.  The Rev. Mary K. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church.


Lima, Ohio
Odetta B. Slygh, 89, died at 5:35 p.m. Oct 4,1999 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  She was born Aug. 4,1910 in Spencerville to Wilbur M. and Mary J. Patton Doty. On Feb 18,1943 she married Arden Slygh, who died Mar. 6,1979.  Mrs. Slygh wound motors at Westinghouse Corp. and had worked at Home Services Laundry.  She was a member of American Legion Post 96 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 Auxiliary and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370 Auxiliary.  Survivors include a niece, Carolyn Detrick of Lima, who was her care giver; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur "Dump" and Charles "Jack" Doty; and three sisters, Vesta Vayman Saloum, Ethel Phillips and Gertrude Redd.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Shawnee Chapel of Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes. The Rev. Ronald Schifley will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos.  Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Van Wert, Ohio
Charles E. Mace, 53, died at 12:44 p.m. Oct 4, 1999 at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.  He was born July 8, 1946, in Van Wert to Elmer and Oma Wilson Mace. On June 27, 1966 he married Diana Fisher who survives.  Mr. Mace worked at Stoneco, Scott, for 31 years. He was a member of Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland. He was a volunteer and former chief of Scott Fire Department.  Survivors also include three daughters, Laura (Jeff) Webster of Scott, Theresa (Eddie) Jones of Jonestown and Jennifer (John) Meggitt of Van Wert; a step-sister, Barbara (Carl) Crouch of Van Wert; and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a grandchild.  Services will begin at 10a.m. Friday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Revs. Wayne Karges and Wendy Pratt will officiate. Burial will be in Mohr Cemetery, rural Van Wert County.  Friends may call  from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Fire Department.


Russells Point, Ohio
Dale O. Hallam, 95, died at 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 1999, at Heartland of Indian Lake, Lakeview.  He was born Sept. 29, 1904, in Kirkwood, ILL., to Harvey and Etta McKamey Hallam. In 1927 he married Anna Miller, who died  in 1969.  On Oct 10, 1970, he married Lorna Lees Schroer, who survives.  Mr Hallam was an electrical engineer. He attended Galilee Lutheran Church, Russells Point.  Survivors also include a son, Dale O. (JoAnn) of Solon; a daughter, Lois (Ralph) Hough of Russells Point; a step-son, Bruce (Babette) Schroer; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and a granddaughter.  Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview.  The Rev. Michael Havey will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Donnelsville.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Dunkirk, Ohio
Harriett Lucille Cheney, 69, died at 6:50 a.m. Oct 5, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.   She was born May 24, 1930 to Frank and Dora Miller Winegardner. On June 11, 1949, she married Kenneth VanScoy, who died in 1962. On Feb. 14, 1964 she married Brice D. Cheney, who died Jan. 4, 1993.  Mrs. Cheney was a member of High Street Freewill Baptist Church, Ada.  Survivors include a son, Bryan (Marilyn) VanScoy of Bluffton; five daughters, Phyllis (Kenneth) Hopson and Mary (Randall) Preston, both of Dunkirk, Rachel (Don) Tidd of Ada, and Paula (Greg) Harp and Pauline Coldren, both of Kenton; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and a grandson.  Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at High Street Freewill Baptist Church, Ada. The Rev. James Webb wil officiate. Burial will be in Dola Cemetery, Dola.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, Kenton, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.


Lima, Ohio
James Roland Walters, 81, died at 12:15 a.m. Oct 4, 1999 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  He was born Feb. 5, 1918 in Lima to James A. and Hatti E. Bennett Walters. On Aug 8, 1944, he married Pauline M. Appleby, who died Sep. 2, 1986.  Mr. Walters was a machinist for Brutzer Metal Products. He was a member of First Church of God and American Legion Post 96. He was an Army veteran of WW II.  Survivors include a brother Harold E. of Lima; a niece Linda Walters of Lima, who was his care giver and several other nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother Charles "Chuck", and three sisters, Cecil Dingledine, Fern Keller and Betty Walters.  Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wayne Street Chapel of Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes. The Rev. Steve Campagna will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.  Friends may call from noon until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be to the Passport Agency.


Delphos, Ohio
Herschel R . "Herk" Nesbitt, 76, died at 1:30 a.m. Oct 5, 1999, at Roselawn Nursing Home, Spencerville.  He was born July 28, 1923 in Shelby County to William and Mary Collins Nesbitt.  He married Rita Wurst, who survives.  Mr Nesbitt was a millwright at the Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471, Delphos and United Auto Workers Local 1219. He played tuba in bands in Ohio and Indiana.  He was a Navy veteran of WW II.  Survivors also include a son, Jeffry (Brenda) of Rockford, IL; a daughter, Bonnie Buetner of Delphos; five sisters, Beatrice Kuck of Wapakoneta, Helen Kuck of New Knoxville, Vivian Kramer of Elida and Polly Seimer and Mary Schwartz, both of Athens, Pa. seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Neva Hutchinson and Koneta Baker.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos. The Rev. Thomas Gorman will officiate.  Burial will be at a later date in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Home Health Nurse of Delphos.


Wapakoneta, Ohio
George E.Vetter Jr., 70, died at 12:38 p.m. Oct 14, 1999, at Windsor Regional Hosptial, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  He was born May 28, 1929, in Auglaize Co., to George and Iva Metz Vetter. On Mar. 19, 1961, he married Virginia E. Powell, who survives.  Mr Vetter was a farmer and retired in 1998 as a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Jackson Center after 21 years. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Clay Twp., where he was a former president of its council.  He was a pitcher for the Moulton Merchants Fastpitch Softball team for several years. He was a 1947 graduate of Blume High School.  Survivors also include a son, Gregory S. (Karen) of Jackson Center; three daughters, Julie K. (Ken) Dwiggins of West Lafayette, Ind.,Jennifer Vetter of Botkins and Jodie A. (Christopher) Coon of Wapakoneta; a brother Willis of Wapakoneta; and four grandchildren.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Mark Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert  Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


New Hampshire, Ohio
David Lee Mills, 56, died at 8:57 a.m. Oct 15, 1999 at Lima Memorial Hopital.  He was born Jun 7, 1943 in Delphos to Warren G. and Carmelita Dancer Mills.  His mother survives in New Hampshire.  Mr. Mills worked at Auglaize Work Shop. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691, Wapakoneta.  Survivors also include a sister, Rebecca "Becky" Lower of Russells Point; and several nieces and nephews.  Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Harter & Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos. Burial will be in Willow Branch Cemetery, Waynesfield.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family, American Heart Association or American Cancer Association.


Deshler,Ohio
Howard Dale Kratzer, 75 died at 11:10 p.m. Oct 14, 1999, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.  He was born on Mar. 6, 1924, in Leipsic to Ervin and Geneva Hashbarger Kratzer. On Nov. 12, 1961 he married Evelyn L. Campbell who survives in Findlay.  Mr. Kratzer retired from Phillips Display Components, Ottawa, where he was a member of its Quarter Century Club. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church,Deshler. He was a 25-year member of American Legion Post 316 and a 50-year member of Sycamore Lodge 520, both in Deshler.  He was a 1942 graduate of Hamler High School.  He was a Navy veteran of WW II.  Survivors include a step-son, Dennis Lee Overmeyer of Lima; three step-daughters, Shirley L. Klear of Leipsic, Barbara J. Brown of Malinta and Rosemary Sheley of Deshler; a brother, Lowell of Ayersville; a sister, Evelyn Scram of Defiance; 11 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by a step-son Robert Overmeyer.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler.  The Rev. Don Krieger will officiate. Burial wil be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler, with military rites by American Legion Post 316.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Lima, Ohio
G. Martin Winemiller, 83, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Lima, died Sept. 7, 1999 in Fla.  He was born in Lima.  Mr. Winemiller had been a teacher at Central Junior High, Lima, a teacher and principal at Findlay City Schools for 28 years and taught at South Florida Community College, Avon Park, Fla. He coached tennis at Lima Central and Findlay high schools and at Bowling Green State University.   He had been the Bluffton correspondent and features writer for the Lima News, the resident interviewer for the Gallup Poll (AIPD) and wrote columns for the News-Sun.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lima, where he had been choir director and a youth chair-man, and attended First United Methodist Church, Sebring, Fla.  He received Distinguished Service Awards from The Ohio Department of Elementary School Administration and from the Kirwanis Club of Sebring. He was former chair-man of the Kirwanis Travelogue Program, former member of the Seabring, Fla., planning and zoning board, a life member of National Educators Association and a former member of National School Principals Association.   Survivors  include two nieces Joy Sweger of Reno, Nev., and Donna Sweger of Colorado.  Arrangements are by Morris Funeral Chapel, Seabring, Fla.


Lima, Ohio
Evelyn Irene Hooker, 84, died at 2:57 p.m. Oct 14, 1999, at St. Rita's Medical Center.  Services wil begin at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Chamberlain Huckeriede Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Neighbors will officiate. A second service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Elder Earl Fisher will officiate.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home, where arrangements are incomplete.


Wapakoneta, Ohio
Flossie M. Sidey, 86, died at 10:29 a.m. at Joint Twp. District Memorial Hosptial, St. Marys.  She was born July 2, 1913, in Gutman to Joseph C. and Bertha Pauline Smith Schaub. She married Charles E. Sidey, who died Jan. 19, 1969.  Mrs. Sidey was a homemaker. She was a  retired laundry department employee at Joint Twp. District Memorial Hospital and a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.  Survivors include five sons, Wiliam (Nancy) of Spencerville, C. Ray (Carolynn) and Bert E. (Jeanie) both of Wapakoneta, Jim (Jeanie) of Roseland, Fla. and Tommy Joe of Lima; three daughters, Hattie (Edward) Reynolds and Ruth (John) Sweigart both of Wapakoneta, and Fredricka Howell of Cridersville; a brother, Joseph of Lakeview; a sister, Josephine of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis,Marion and Charles Schaub; a sister, Pauline; and two grandchildren.  Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. the Rev. Carl Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Buckland Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the  Bethlehem Christian Union Church.


Bellefontaine, Ohio
Gerald R. "Jerry" Beck, 62, of Kettering, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 12:30 p.m. Oct 14, 1999, at Hospice of Dayton.   He was born Mar. 5, 1937, in Bellefontaine to Gerald G. and Doris E. Smith Beck.   Mr. Beck retired in 1997 as an accountant for Lau Corp., Dayton.  He was an Air Force veteran, serving in France.  Survivors include a sister; Barbara Beard; and several nieces and nephews.  Services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview. The Rev. Linda Farley will officiate. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville.  Friends may call from noon until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton,Oh 45420


Lima, Ohio
Rebecca Ann Baker, 52, died Oct. 13, 1999 at her residence.  She was born Aug. 31, 1947, in Findlay to Robert O. and Pauline Tridico Woodruff.   Survivors include two sons,  Ricky (Sandy) Moyer of Leipsic and Phillip Conrad of Lima; two daughters, Tracey (Roger) German of Findlay; Micki Conrad of Lima; three brothers, Gary F., Dickey, and Jimmy,; a sister Carolyn Bowersock of Lima; six grandchildren.  Services will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at Siferd Main Street Chapel.   Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.


Ada, Ohio
Maredia Allen Wright, 67, died at 12:15 a.m. at Lima Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Jan. 9, 1932 in Royalton, Ky, to Andrew and Teda Marshall Allen.  Her father and step-mother Lillian Holbrook Allen survive in Lima. On Aug. 4, 1951, she married Cecil Wright, who survives.  Mrs. Wright was a private duty nurses aide working at Hardin County Home and Ada Nursing Home. She was a member of Auglaize United Baptist  Church, Maysville. She attended McGuffy High School.   Survivors also include two brothers, Warnie of McGuffy and Timothy of Lima; three sisters, Roberta (Ezra) Moore and Brenda (Thomas) Keller both of Lima, and Catherine Burton of Ft. Wayne, Ind.  She was preceded in death by son Darvin; and a sister Barbara.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at  Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. The Revs. Russell Manns and Willie Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize United Baptist Church.


Gomer, Ohio
Martha H. Dohm, 85, of Montpelier, formerly of Gomer, died Oct. 5, 1999 at Community Hosptials of Williams County, Bryan.  She was born Mar. 17, 1914, in Allen County, to Frank and Lizzie Jones Griffith. She married Ralph Moden, who preceded her in death. In 1966 she married Cecil Dohm, who died in 1979.  Mrs. Dohm retired as a teacher after 32 years, having taught in Roundhead, Kelly's Island, Wauseon and Sand Creek, Mich., school systems. She was a member of Munson United Brethren Church, Munson, Mich. She was a graduate of Gomer High School and Bowling Green State University.   Survivors include a step-son, Fred Dohm; a step-daughter Bernice Headley; eight step-grandchildren and 20  step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a  brother, Lewis; and a sister Cora Skinner.  Services were held Oct. 8 in Morenci, Mich.  Arrangements are by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel, Morenci, Mich.


Kenton, Ohio
Edna Hall, 78, died Oct. 15, 1999 at her residence.  She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Kentucky to Lacy and Mollie Mann Mann. In 1948 she married Lee Hall, who died in 1981.  Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a member of House of Prayer, Kenton.   Survivors include three sons, Donald Hensley of Alger, Herbert ( Judy) Hensley of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Steve (Jean) Hall of Kenton; two daughters, Ida Mae (Larry) Steele of Kenton and Sharon (Larry) McConnell of Urbana; two step-daughters, Gladys Puckett of Warsaw, Ind., and Catherine Hall of Lima; a brother Hearl Mann of Alger; four sisters, Ethel Nichols and Dorothy Beverly, both of Kenton, and Cleda Dysert and Ruby Rowe, both of Alger; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by a son James Hensley; a step-daughter, Dolly Ervin; a brother Herman Mann; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.   Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger.   Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and until time of services Monday at the funeral home.


Kenton, Ohio
Scott Grigaliunas, 39, died Oct 8, 1999, in Kenton at his residence.  He was born July 8, 1960, in Kenton to Stanley R. and Janice McAdams Grigaliunas, who survive in Kenton. On Sept. 30, 1989, he married Rebecca Wright Manns who also died Oct 8, 1999.  Mr. Grigaliunas worked in network operations at Alltel and was owner of Furst Klass Racing competing in the Super Eliminator and Street ET motorcycle drag-racing classes. He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 157, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 428 and was chaplain of the Fraternal Order of Police, all in Kenton. He was active in the Kenton Athletic Boosters and with the Honda riders of America charities. He was a 1978 graduate of Kenton High School.   Survivors also include a son, Brandon  at home; two step-sons, Brian (Amy) Manns and Jeremy Manns both of Atlanta; a step-daughter, Tisha Manns of Kenton; two sisters, Shelly Dodds and Julie Resch, both of Kenton; and grandmother, Nina Gaigaliunas of Oceanside, Calif.   He was preceded in death by grandparents Earl and Lena McAdams.  Services will begin at 11 a.m.Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Kenton. The Rev. Dennis Burns will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Kenton.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, Kenton.


Kenton, Ohio
Rebecca Marie Wright Manns Grigaliunas, 42, died Oct 8, 1999 at her residence.  She was born Nov 16, 1956, in Kenton to Richard and Marianne Schook Wright.  Her mother survives in Kenton.She had been married to Rod Manns. On Sept. 30, 1989, she married Scott Grigalianus, who also died on Oct 8, 1999.  Mrs. Grigaliunas was office manager of Steve Myers Auto Sales, Kenton. She attended First Christian Church, Kenton.She was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 157, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 428 and was president of the Athletic Boosters, all in Kenton.   Survivors also include two sons, Brian (Amy) Manns and Jeremy Manns, both of Atlanta; a step-son Brandon Grigaliunas at home; a daughter Tisha Manns of Kenton; four brothers, Keith of Atlanta, Don of Findlay,Dave and Doug of Kenton; and a sister Mary Anspach of Mount Victory.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Kenton. The Rev. Dennis Burns will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Kenton.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Price Funeral home, Kenton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenton Athletic Boosters.


Lima, Ohio
Rosemary C. Fultz, 79, died at 4:10 a.m. at Plus Health Care Center.  She was born Jan. 18, 1920 in Wapakoneta to Ben and Clara Borges Horman.   She married Donald E. Fultz Sr., who survives.  Mrs Fultz was a cook at the Allen Inn. She attended Grace Gospel Church, Ada.  Survivors also include a son, Donald E.(Cathy) Fultz Jr. of Lima; two brothers, Edward C. of Wapakoneta and Bernard of Hot Springs, Ark., a sister, Mary K. Owens of Orlando, Fla; and  two grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by a brother Fritz and a sister, Bernadine.  Services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Siferd Westwood Chapel. The Rev. Dan Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Gospel Church.


Lima, Ohio
Delores Jean Evans Jennings, 67, died at 2 p.m. Oct 10, 1999 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  She was born July 24, 1932 in Lima to Lorell and Elsie Davis Evans.   Ms. Jennings was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church and a former member of the order of Eastern Star.  Survivors include a  son, Lamar Taray Jennings of Memphis, Tenn; a daughter, Dena (Dewayne) Archer of Lima; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Hagans and Loretta Evans; and a grandchild.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Church Ministeries. Elder Ronald Fails will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Wedensday at the church, where the family will be present one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are by Jones-Clark Funeral Home.


St. Marys. Ohio
Ella R. Blair, 81, died at 4:45 a.m. Oct. 10, 1999 at Joint Twp. District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.  She was born July 26, 1918 in Legion, Ky., to Melvin and Leva Hall Holbrook.  On Nov. 26, 1936 she married Ercel Blair, who died Feb. 2, 1954.  Mrs Blair retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys. Survivors include a son, James of West Palm Beach,Fla.; three daughters, Nina (Carroll) Bollenbacher of Celina, Juanona (Gene) Rupard and Scarlett (Michael) Helmstetter, both of St. Marys; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by three sons, Joseph, Edwin and Ronnie; two brothers, six sisters, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.  The Rev. Charles Richmeyer will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, St. Marys.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Delphos, Ohio
Lillian F. Hammons, 70, died at 12:55 p.m. Oct 10, 1999 at Van Wert County Hosptial, Van Wert.  She was born Oct. 29, 1928 in Marion Twp. to Warren and Hilda Berelsman Hammons.  Miss Hammons retired from R.G.Dunn Cigar factory in Lima and Delphos. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Delphos.  Survivors include a brother John of Delphos; a half brother, Richard Brunswick of Delphos; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother Robert and three half-sisters Marie Stratton, Clara Stultz and Frances Howard.  Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church.  The Rev. Thomas Gorman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Harter & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic Church.


Delphos, Ohio
Robert C. Turner, 71, died at 8:26 p.m. Oct 10, 1999, at St. Rita's Medical Center.  He was born Feb. 10, 1928, in Urbana to Clayton and Nellie Love Turner. On Oct 10, 1949, he married Shirley J. Russell, who survives.  Mr. Turner was  self- employed as a Certified Public Accountant. He was a member of Only Believe Ministry, Botkins, and was its financial administrator. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post 268, both in Delphos. He was a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and attended college for two years. He was an Air Force veteran.  Survivors also include two sons,Robert K.(Chrystal) of Louisville,Ky., and William T.(Bessie) of Delphos; two daughters, Cheryl J.(Carl) Columber of Bryan and Cindy L.(Michael) Finn of Delphos; three brothers, Clayton of Indio,Calif.; his twin, William of Springfield and Charles of Bellefontaine; three sisters, Norma Steinhelfer and Janet Brunner, both of Huntsville, and LuCinda Erwin of Marysville; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Only Believe Ministery Church, Botkins. The Rev. Peter Doseck will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos, with military rites by American Legion Post 268. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Harter & Son Funeral Home, Delphos.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association or the Only Believe Ministry Church.


Bellefontaine, Ohio
Helen M. Hunt, 81, died at 3:53 p.m. Oct 8, 1999, at the Ohio State University Hosptial, Columbus.  She was born July 27, 1918 in Lima to Avery Carmen and Martha M. Carter Gossard. On Sept. 26, 1936, she married Jeston P. Hunt, who survives.   Mrs. Hunt was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine.  Survivors also include a son, Dennis E. of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Linda (Zachery) Cameaux of Athens; a brother Robert  of Marion; four sisters, Dorothy Peters of Fostoria and Betty Cusick, Nellie Gossard and Mary L.McCleary, all of Lima; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.  Graveside memorial services  will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmount Cemetery,near Uniopolis. The Rev. David Gossard, her nephew,  will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.


Russells Point, Ohio
Francis R. Dapore, 61, died at 4:12 a.m. Oct. 11, 1999 at her residence.  She was born Aug. 3, 1938 in Gate City, Va., to Jesse and Ruby Davidson Lawson. On Sept. 19, 1956, she married Gerald A. Dapore, who survives.  Mrs Dapore was a homemaker.  Survivors also include a son, Gerald E. of San Diego; two daughters, Rebecca (Jerome) Stachler of Russells Point and Jane Ginter of Springfield; a sister Juanita Barry of Ephrata, Wash.; and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother Roy.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview.   The Rev. Karen Blackburn will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery,New Hampshire.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice or the Logan County Cancer Society.


Pandora, Ohio
Odula O. Kohli Yoder, 97, of Bellevue, formerly of Pandora, died at 6 p.m. Oct 10, 1999, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.   She was born Feb. 7, 1902, in Pandora to Emanuel and Sarah Schumacher Kohli.In 1923 she married Dr. Forrest F. Yoder, who died in 1980.   Mrs. Yoder was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul's Church of Christ, Bellevue, and the Antique Study Club. She attended Bluffton College.  Survivors include a son, Dr. John Robert (JoAnn) of Toledo; a daughter, Alice (Robert) Marotz of Brookfield,Wis.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by six brothers, Aldine, Peter, Homer, Orlin, Edward and Hiram; three sisters, Susan Boaz, Martha Schmunk and Elizabeth Green.  Memorial services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bellevue.  The Rev. Sandra Hutchinson will officiate. Burial will be earlier this week in Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue.   Friends may call folowing services at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 428 Kilbourne St.,Bellevue, Ohio 44811 or to the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Arrangements are by the Bluffton Chapel of Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home.


Lima, Ohio
Violet Cusick, 79, died at 9:10 p.m. Oct 7, 1999 at Lima Memorial Hospital.  She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Ohio City to Daniel and Goldie Waltz Monroe.  She married Jack Franklin Cusick, who died Oct. 5, 1997.  Mrs. Cusick was a secretary for various businesses. She had been a member of Order of Eastern Star.  Survivors include a son Jeff (Holly) Cusick of Utah; two daughters, Jackie  (Tom) Binkley of Lafayette and Jill (Jim) Shulaw of Pandora; a brother, William of Lima; and eight grand-children.   She was preceded in death by a brother Frank; a sister, Helen Pitchford.  Services will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Rev. Dennis Smith will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Arrangements are by Siferd Westwood Chapel. 

Grover Hill, Ohio
Lavona Sutton Eaton, 92, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Grover Hill, died at 11 a.m. Oct 10, 1999, at her residence.   She was born Oct 13, 1906 in Grover Hill to John and Stella Good Sutton. She married Darwin C. Eaton, who died in 1987.  Mrs. Eaton retired in 1966 as a teacher in Ohio school systems after 30 years. She was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the Fulton county Chapter of Ohio Retired Teachers, the John Paulding Historical Society, the Fulton County Historical Society and the Maree Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.  Survivors include two sons, Graython C. (Pat) of Kure Beach, N.C., Don of Tucson,Ariz.,a brother Ralph of Grover Hill; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.   Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.  The Rev. Paul Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Middlecreek Cemetery,Grover Hill.  Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinty United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St, Swanton,Ohio 43558.


Leipsic, Ohio
William J. Mangas, 64, died at 3:15 a.m. Oct 11, 1999 at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.  He was born July 11, 1935, in Putnam County to Gerald and Evelyn O'Hare Mangas. On Oct. 10, 1953 he married Betty Henry who died Oct. 26, 1998.  Mr. Mangas retired from Campbell's Soups, Napoleon. He was a former member of West Leipsic United Methodist Church, the Ohio Harness Racing Assocation and the Leipsic High School Athletic Boosters.  Survivors include six sons, Edward (Darla), Rod (Mary), Steve (Connie), Bob (Kathy), Dave (Diane), and Scott (Jill) all of Leipsic;  a brother, Kenneth of Leipsic and 15 grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Robert. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Leipsic.  The Rev. Tim Eding will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic.   Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Love Funeral Home, Leipsic and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dick Mangas Scholarship Fund.


Van Wert, Ohio
Ervin J. Klausing, 83, died at 2:40 p.m. Oct. 10, 1999 at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert.  He was born May 21, 1916 in Delphos to Aloysious and Margaret Wurst Klausing.   On Oct. 10, 1940, he married Katherine Capper, who died Jan. 3, 1977. On Nov.26, 1977, he married Dorothy Poling, who died, April 15, 1998.  Mr. Klausing retired from Borden Foods, Van Wert, and had a ceramic tile business. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Van Wert. He was a member of American Legion Post 178 and a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose, both in Van Wert. He was an Air Force veteran of WW II.  Survivors include two sons, Donald  (Katherine) Klausing of Seattle, and Gary  (Linda) Etzler of Hubbard Lakes, Mich.; three daughters, Sue A. (Richard) Stokes and Glenda (Kent) Schaadt, both of Middle Point, and Debra (Dwight) Hitchcock of Van Wert; five brothers, Lavern and  Clarence, both of Van Wert; Elmer of San Diego, Paul of Hot Springs, Calif.,and Fred of Lebanon, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin Ernest and Bob.  Services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at , St. Mary's Catholic Church, Van Wert. The Rev. Joseph Schmelzer wil officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, where a Scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Angel Foundation or the charity of the donor's choice.


Lima, Ohio
Ethel J. Stemen, 90, died at 4:20 a.m. Oct 5, 1999 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  She was born Nov. 14, 1908, in Gladwin, Mich., to Charles and Laura Etta Wilson Everett. In 1925 she married Harold Dwight Stemen, who died Feb. 7, 1990.  Mrs. Stemen was a homemaker.   She was a 50 year member of First Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Rodney (Marjorie) of Hemet, Calif.; a daughter, June (Bill) Allman of Lewis Center; a sister, Edith Risel of Taylor, Mich.; five grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wayne Street Chapel of Chiles & Sons - Laman Funeral Homes. The Rev. Kenneth Fey will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida.  Friends may call from noon until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.


Lima, Ohio
Harold K. Olmer, 75,of Pinehurst, N.C. formerly of Lima, died Oct. 10, 1999, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Pinehurst, N.C.  He was born Feb 8, 1924 in Sturgis, Ky. His wife Violet Omer preceded him in death. He then married Joyce Omer, who survives.  Mr. Omer was a systems engineer and project manager in the Aerospace Electrical Division at Westinghouse, Lima, and was co-founder and CEO of Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken. He attended Bryant Stratton Business College and received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University where he was a track star. He was an Army veteran of WW II serving in the Pacific Theater, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.  Survivors also include three sons, Phillip of Spartanburg, S.C., Steven of Centerville and Richard of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Sharon Fesmire of
Alcoa,Tenn, Janet Westermann of Birmingham, Ala.; a step-son Ralph Hoyt of West Friendship, Md.; a step-daughter, Kathryn Williamson of Brimingham, Ala; a brother, Malcom of Brookfield, Wis.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held today in Pinehurst, N.C. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Hall 315 Lilienthal St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45204.  Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, Southern Pines, N.C.


Lima, Ohio
Donald G. Crider, 45, of rural Bluffton, Ind. formerly of Lima, died Oct 22, 1999, from injuries suffered in  a truck accident west of Geneva, Ind.  He was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Lima to William and Isabel Carmin Crider. His mother survives in Berne, Ind. On June 29, 1974 he married Amy Steury, who survives.  Mr. Crider was a mechanic at Berco Inc., Berne,Ind. He was a member of Evangelical Mennonite Church, Berne, Ind. He was a T-ball minor league coach, a church youth sponsor and Sunday school teacher.He was a former member of the Berne Volunteer Fire Department and a member of South Adams Varsity Football Chain Gang.  Survivors also include two sons, Jonathan M. and Christopher L. both of Berne, Ind.;two daughters, Abigail C. of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Amber S. of Berne, Ind.; four brothers, Richard and John, both of Berne, Ronald of Fortville, Ind., and David of Decatur, Ind.; a sister Joyce Place of Lima.  He was preceded in death by a brother Phillip; and a sister Carol Thomas.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Evengelical Mennonite Church in Berne. The Rev. David Bocker will officiate. Burial wil be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Mennonite Church Building
Fund.


Jackson Center, Ohio
Roy C. Metz, 85, died at 3:45 a.m. Oct 22, 1999 at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta.  He was born May 14, 1914, in Dinsmore Twp., Shelby County to Michael and Nora Faler Metz. On Aug. 5, 1939, he married Dorothy E. Regula, who died April 15, 1998.  Mr. Metz retired from Westinghouse in Lima after 32 years. He was a member of the St. Jacobs Lutheran Church, Jackson Twp. and the Tri-County Dartball League.  Survivors include a son, Emerson "Bub" (Janet) of Botkins; three daughters, Judy (Frank) Rostorfer of Wapakoneta, Sue Holscher of Fort Loramie and Wanda (Gary) Wildermuth of Jackson Center; and 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.   Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jacobs Lutheran Church. The Rev. Milo Strozensky will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Van Horn Funeral Home, Jackson Center and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jacobs Lutheran Church or Wilson Hospice of Sidney.


Lima, Ohio
William R. Stumbaugh, 72, died at 9:30 p.m. Oct 22, 1999 at his residence.  He was born Nov. 24, 1926 in Lima to Gail and Mary Meyers Stumbaugh. On Jan. 31, 1949 he married Mary Spyker, who survives.  Mr. Stumbaugh was an electrician with the IBEW Local 32 for 30 years. He retired in 1991. He was a former employee of West Ohio Gas Co. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, and he was an avid fisherman.  Survivors also include two sons, William A. (Pat) of Spencerville and Jeffery (Dalpha) of Lima; and four grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Clark and Norma Tomlinson.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes Shawnee Chapel.. The Rev. Paul McKinley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 1275.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice or American Cancer Society.


St. Marys, Ohio
Tuska Hermina Fishbaugh, 93, died Oct 22, 1999 at Joint Twp. District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.  She was born Dec 19, 1905 in Liberty Twp. of Mercer Co. to Jacob and Mary Alt Gehm. She married Samuel Fishbaugh, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Fishbaugh was a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.   Survivors include a sister, Beulah Pierstoroff of Rockford; and a brother Gerome of Mercer Co.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter Pauline; two sons, Byron and Gene; two brothers, Earl and Bill; and four sisters, Matilda, Pearl Bollenbacher, Bertha Weiman, and Norma Wendel.  Services will begin at 1:30 Monday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. The Rev. Nathan Wierville will officiate. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Monday.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Lima, Ohio
Rev. E. DeVer Walker, 85, of Traverse City,Mich., formerly of Lima, died Oct 22, 1999 at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich.   He was born Nov. 16, 1913, in Marion to William and Nell Walker. On May 25, 1943 he married Eleanor Horn, who survives.  Rev. Walker retired in 1978 as a Presbyterian minister having served in churches in Hollister, Idaho and West Middlesex, Pa., and in Brilliant, Ada, Columbus, Lima and Louisville all in Ohio. He was a member of Kirwanis International and had seven articles published in religious and secular publications. He was a 1937 graduate of Centre College, Danville, Ky., a 1940 graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and received his master's degree in 1942 from the University of Pittsburgh.   Survivors also include two daughters, Judith (Gene) Gillette of Bay City,Mich.,Kathryn (Ron) Walker of Phoenix;  a sister, Ardith Fetter of Marion; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.  Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church, Traverse City, Mich.  The Rev. Gary Hogue will officiate.  Memorial contributions mat be made to the Shawnee Presbyterian Church,Lima.  Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkoff Funeral Home, Traverse City, Mich.


Lima, Ohio
Herschel Lortz Neal, 92, of Phoenix and formerly of Lima, died at 12:30 a.m. Oct 19, 1999, at the Arizona Veterans Home.  He was born Dec. 25, 1906 in Roundhead to Charles E. and Maude Horner Neal.  He married Rowenna Strayer, who preceded him in death.  Mr. Neal served in the US Army. He was a member of the Phoenix American Legion.   Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  Private services will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, Az. 85006.


Cridersville, Ohio
Joshua Daniel Mortimer was stillborn at 4:23 p.m. Oct 21, 1999 at St. Rita's Medical Center.  Survivors include his parents, Joshua D. and Theresa E. Maier Mortimer of Cridersville; maternal grand-parents, Dennis and Antoinette Maier Sr. of Lima, paternal grand-parents Bruce and Marsha Mortimer of Cridersville; maternal great-grandfather, Ferinand Daley Sr., of Lima, paternal great-grandfather, Garold Winemiller of Wapakoneta; and numberous aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother Mary Daley, maternal great-grandparents, Floyd and Pauline Maier, paternal great-grandmother Georgia Winemiller, and paternal great-grandparents, Edgar and Mary Mortimer.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. Mondat at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  The Rev. Kieran Darcy will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pediatric Unit at St. Rita's Medical Center.


Wapakoneta, Ohio
Shane David Shoup, 25, died Oct 21, 1999 at his residence.  He was born Aug. 20, 1974, in Lima to David and Sharon Hittepole Shoup. His father died Feb. 28, 1998. On Oct 26, 1996, he married Mandy Burden who died Jan. 11, 1999.  Mr. Shoup was an agent with Northwestern Mutual Life/Baird Securities in Lima. He was a former sales representative with Bay Corp. of Monroe, Mich., and was a former employee of Provico of Botkins. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Wapakoneta and its Holy Name Society. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1272 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691, both of Wapakoneta. He was an avid outdoorsman. He gratuated from Wapakoneta High School, and he attended OSU-Lima and Lima Technical College.  Survivors also include a son, Alexander, at home, his fiancée, Shelly Hembree of Celina; a sister, Staci Neidemire of Wapakoneta; and grandparents, Ralph Shoup, and Dorothy and Chester Hittepole, all of Wapakoneta.  He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Marilyn Shoup.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. Rev. William O'Donnell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, Wapakoneta Chapel. A prayer service will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


St. Marys, Ohio
Margaret Nockengost, 96,died Oct 21, 1999, in Akron.  She was born June 8, 1903, in St. Marys to Frank and Elizabeth Tinnerman Yahl. She married George Nockengost, who preceded her in death.  Mre. Nockengost retired from Akron schools after teaching for 40 years. She spent many of those years at Barber Grade School, Akron. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Akron. She was a member of the Georgetone chapter of AARP, Ohio University Women's Club, the College Club of Akron and Retired Teachers Association, all in Akron.  Survivors include a son, George (Mary) of Norton; a daughter-in-law, Catherine of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; a sister, Alma Smith of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.   She was also preceded in death by a son William and a grandson James  and two brothers and three sisters.  Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.   Rev. Joachim Wilck will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.  Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.


Leipsic, Ohio
Shirley A. Norway, 37, died at 11:30 p.m. Oct 8, 1999, at her residence.  She was born Feb. 26, 1962, in Lima to Henry "Earl" and Dorothy Neiling Parker. Her mother survives in Leipsic. On Sept. 26, 1979, she married Robert Norway, who survives.  Mrs. Norway was assistant manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ottawa. She also worked at Kohl's Distribution, Findlay. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic. She was a former member of the Leipsic EMS and a 1980 graduate of Leipsic High School.  Survivors also include three sons,  Jason, Eric and Allan, all at home; five brothers, James, Thomas  and Larry (Gloria), all of Leipsic, Daniel of Cloverdale and Michael of Glandorf; a sister, Gloria Coil of Leipsic.  Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  The Rev. John Joseph will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Monday at Love Funeral Home, Leipsic, where a Scripture service will be held at 8:50 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to Norway Children Educational Fund.


Leipsic, Ohio
Ruth R. McDaniel, 76, died at 6:45 a.m. Oct 9, 1999, at her residence.  She was born May 22, 1923, in Leipsic to Henry and Catherine Schmenk Klausing. On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Meredith M. McDaniel who died Nov. 23, 1993.   Mrs. McDaniel was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic.   Survivors include three sons, Scott (Nancy), of Marion, Bruce (Lucille), of Nome, Ala.and Carroll "Punky" (Sue), of Leipsic; two daughters, Sherry (Mickey) Wilbur of Raleigh, N.C. and Jannine Kaufman of Leipsic; two brothers, Elmer and Eugene, both of Leipsic; two sisters, Dorothy Lammers of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Marilyn Swary of New Bavaria; 15 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard, Herman and Msgr. J. Klausing and a sister, Anna Critchett.  Funeral Mass will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.   Rev. John Joseph will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at
Love Funeral Home, Leipsic, where a Scripture service will be held at 9 p.m. Monday.


Lima, Ohio
Thelma R. Tyre, 90, died at 6:30 p.m. Oct 7,1999 at Springview Manor Nursing Home.   She was born Nov. 16, 1908 in Lexington, Ky., to Thomas H. and Mary H. Coleman Robinson. She married Byron Tyre, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Tyre was a homemaker.  She was an associate pastor of St. Paul AME Church, where she was a member of its Missionary Society.  Survivors include a brother, Raymond L. of Calif.; a sister, Estella R. Davis of ILL; a guardian, Melvin Hubbard of Lima; and two nieces, Judy Totty and Shirley Turner, both of Lima.  Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Siferd Westwood Chapel. Rev. Christopher Fergusen will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Lima, Ohio
Walter M. Bowman, 82, died at 9:25 a.m. Oct 9, 1999 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  He was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Clairborne Co.,Tenn., to Jerdon and Mary Bell Drummonds Bowman. On Oct. 4,1936 he married Mildred M. Shiflet, who died Nov. 27, 1990.  On Feb. 5, 1992, he married Eloise Allen, who survives.  Mr. Bowman retired from Ford Motor Co.   Survivors also include four sons, Damon (Judy), John (Betty), Paul (Yong-Ho), all of Lima, and Jerry (Pam) of Columbus Grove; two daughters, Bernice (Emmett) Richards of Lima and Wanda (Bob) Steed of Findlay; two step-sons, Gene (Tracy) Douglas of Flordia and Wayne (Shirley) Douglas of Kokomo, Ind.; a step-daughter, Sue (Stanley) Taylor of Ky., 15 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 34 great- grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.   He was preceded in death by five brothers, Marion, Tillman, Bill, Milton and Ben; three sisters, Roxie Hall, Dollie Hatfield and Martha Huddleston.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Full Gospel Tabernacle. Rev. Forest Jarrell will officiate. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lewis Chapel of Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Memorial Home or Full Gospel Tabernacle.


Findlay, Ohio
Leroy B. Barton, 68, of Port Clinton, formerly of Findlay, died at 2 a.m. Oct 9, 1999 at St. Joseph's Hospital West St. Louis.   He was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Van Buren Twp., Putnam Co., to Harold and Cloe Bretch Barton. On May 2, 1953 he married Eileen M. Goecke, who died Nov. 19, 1996.   Mr. Barton was self-employed in the building trades. He was an Army veteran, serving in Korea and Japan. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Findlay.  Survivors include six sons, Michael and Roger both of Findlay, Jeffery of Arlington, John of Hemphill, Tx., and Christopher and Anthony both of St. Louis; two daughters, Sandy (Roger) Wohlgamuth of Findlay and Tammy Hayward of Port Clinton; a brother, Robert of Troy; four sisters, Pauline Lewis of Port Orchard, Wash., Barbara Hawkins of Georgia, Kay Ricker of Lima and Jean Schey of Findlay; 18 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herb, Charles and Edwin;  two sisters, Mary Hamlin and Margaret Senerius.   Mass of Christian Burial will begin begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Rev. Martin Nassr will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home,Findlay, where a Scripture service will be held at 8:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 425 Frazer St. Findlay,Oh 45840.


Celina, Ohio
Gladys Kreimendahl, 98, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., formerly of Celina died at noon Oct 8, 1999, at Lutheran Home, Ft. Wayne, Ind.   She was born Feb. 15, 1901, in Celina to Remington and Flora Andrews Hole. On June 5,1928, she married Ernest Kreimendahl, who died Mar 4, 1971. Mrs. Kreimendahl retired as a teacher from Celina City Schools. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the History Club, both in Celina.   Survivors include a son, Richard (Shirley) of North Charleston, S.C., a daughter, Suzanne (Donald) Belbutoski of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.  Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina. Rev. Robert Metheny will officiate.  Burial will be in North Grove Cemetery, Celina.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.


Celina, Ohio
Esther Rasawehr, 91, died Oct 8, 1999 at Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.  She was born Nov. 26, 1907, in Hopewell Twp.,Mercer Co., to Charles and Anna Tegler Siebert. On Oct 25, 1933, she married Edward Rasawehr, who died Dec. 20, 1969.   Mrs. Rasawehr was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Liberty Twp.   She was a member of Chatt Grange, Lutheran Women's Society and Mercer Co. Farm Bureau.  Survivors include two sons, Donald (Kay) of Celina and David of New Haven, Ind.; a daughter, Kathryn (Jerry) Hellwarth of Celina; two brothers, Lee and Paul, both of Celina; four sisters, Florence Berning of Decatur, Ind.,Wilhelmina Gambrell of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Bertha Waggoner of Voorheesville, N.Y. and Annetta Siebert of Celina; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Irvin, Walter,and Robert; a sister Louella Seddelmeyer.   Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. John Moffett will officiate. Burial will be in Buck Cemetery, Celina.   Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home,Celina, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church or Mercer/ Darke County Hospice.


Bluffton, Ohio
Edith M. Culp, 84, of Bluffton, formerly of Columbus Grove, died at 7:10 p.m. Oct 8, 1999, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  She was born Apr 22, 1915, in Columbus Grove to Alonzo and Maggie Shirey Johnson. On Nov. 25, 1933, she married John Culp, who died Dec. 15, 1971.   Mrs. Culp was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove.  Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Holdren of Columbus Grove, Betty Cunningham of Lima and Helen (Robert) LeGrand of Westerville; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.   She was preceded in death by a son John; and a brother Harry.   Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hartman Sons Funeral, Columbus Grove. Rev. Karen Pellett will officiate. Burial will be in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Celina, Ohio
Bernice H. Palmer, 82, died at 11:30 a.m. Oct 8, 1999 at Joint Twp. District Memorial  Hospital, St. Marys.  She was born Aug. 31, 1917 in Spencer, W. Va. to Mark and Ethel Hilderth.   Survivors include a daughter, Delores Kelley of Celina; and five step-grandchildren.   A private service will be held at a later date.   There will be no visitation.   Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters in St. Mary's.   Arrangements are by Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.

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