Mary C. Busse, 94, 254 W. Third St., Minster, died at 10:30 a.m. March 13, 2001 at Fairhaven County Home in Sidney.
She was born March 21, 1906, in Fort Loramie, to Joseph and Mary (Millhoff) Lump. On Oct. 23, 1924, she married Clarence L. Busse, who died in 1950.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Frank and Rosemary of Tampa, Fla., two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are an infant son and nine brothers and sisters.
She was a former member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster.
Private graveside services will be held in the church cemetery, the Rev. Deacon John Schmiesing officiating.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, handled arrangements.
Marie E. Francis, 83, 12400 Wells Road, Anna, died at 12:20 a.m. March 13, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born June 10, 1917, in Fort Loramie, to John and Anna (Gaier) Aselage. On May 25, 1938, she married Norbert L. Francis, who died March 2, 2000.
Survivors are three daughters and their husbands, Marlene and Steve Demko, Athens, Therese "Tootie" and Dr. Robert Gill, St. Marys, and Karen and Doug Schlagetter, Sidney; two sons and their wives, Norbert Ralph and Dorothy of Anna, and David and Judy of New Madison; five sisters and their husbands, Viola and Edward Dietz, and Esther and Marion Dietz, all of Botkins, Hilda and Urban Poeppelman, Sidney, Clarissa and Herbert Barhorst, Russia, and Dorothy and Cletus Poeppelman, Sidney; two brothers and their wives, Henry and Edna Aselage, and Bernard and Betty Aselage, all of Fort Loramie; a sister, Agnes Francis, Versailles; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two infant daughters, a sister, Josephine, and a grandchild.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Ladies Rosary and Altar sodalities, McCartyville.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Duffy officiating. Burial follows in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society.
Former St. Marys resident Viola V. Sanders, 90, died at 1:20 p.m. March 12, 2001 at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta.
She was born June 11, 1910, in New Bremen, to Ernst and Lucinda (Stienecker) Topp. She was married to Gerald L. Sanders, who died July 28, 1970.
Surviving are four sons and their wives, Paul and Bess of Minster, Norbert L. and Michele of Virginia Beach, Va., Frederick and Helen of Bryan, and Ralph and Nadine of Wabash; a daughter and her husband, Delores and Ralph Hussey, St. Marys; three daughters, Mary Ellen Miller, Mendon, Ruth Long, Celina, and Dorothy Meeker, St. Marys; a brother and his wife, Lester and Ruth Ann Topp, New Bremen; a sister and her husband, Goldie and Robert Byram, Piqua; a sister, Adelia Anderson, Coldwater; 31 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Gerald Jr. and Carl, five brothers, Israel, Franklin, Clarence, Warren, and an infant brother; three sisters, Iva Covault, Lola Wertz, and an infant sister; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. F. Allen Sanders II officiating. Burial is at Burdge Cemetery, Montezuma.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Auglaize Acres Activity Fund.
Word has been received of the death of former Sidney resident Emma Osborn, 89. She passed away in Columbus.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Fair, Celina; a son, Jim of Columbus; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church on Russel Road in Sidney.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.
Robert J. Kiefer, 80, died March 13, 2001 at his residence at 10800 Ohio 364, St. Marys.
He was born June 17, 1920, in Wapakoneta, to Robert N. and Florence Tina (Koehn) Kiefer.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, George and William, and two infant sisters.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys after 32 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, both St. Marys.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Joachim K. Wilck officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the V.F.W. post is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Rozella A. Opperman, 88, 7576 Lock Two Road, Botkins, died at 5:48 a.m. March 14, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born July 15, 1912, in McGuffey, to Orville and Adra (Armentrout) Fickel. On Oct. 8, 1932, she married George "Bill" Opperman, who survives in St. Marys Living Center Assisted Living wing.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, John and Geneva, Wapakoneta, and Paul and Shirley, Huntsville; a daughter and her husband, Alice and John Elson, Bradford; a brother, Isaac Jacob Fickel, Newport Ritchie, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Imogene Hunsiker, and a great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker and assisted in the family dairy farm operation. She was a member of Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene, where she served on the board, taught Sunday school and received the Distinguished Service Award. She was a graduate of McGuffey High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Stephen Smitley officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Former Sidney resident Emma E. Osborn, 89, 1230 Urban Drive, Columbus, died at 8:30 p.m. March 13, 2001 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
She was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Sidney, to Clarence and Mauda (Schaffner) Harp. On Sept. 5, 1933, she married Charles Osborn, who died in 1960.
Survivors are a daughter, Mary Jane Fair, Celina; a son, Jim of Columbus; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister.
She was retired after 40 years as a bookkeeper for Kaufmans Store in Sidney, and was a member of Russell Road Christian Center, Wilson Memorial Hospital Women's Auxiliary, and Pleiades Chapter 298 of the Order of Eastern Star, all of Sidney.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Fred Gillenwater officiating. Burial is at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.
Contributions can be made to Life Care Alliance in Columbus.