Clara Naomi Mack, 92, Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville, died at 3:40 p.m. March 16, 2001 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Jan. 17, 1909, in Cridersville, to Charles and Della (Mowery) Snyder. On June 30, 1929, she married Hobart E. Mack, who died July 23, 1968.
Survivors are a son, Lowell A. Mack Sr., Lima; a brother, Orval Snyder, Wichita Falls, Texas; four grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, three step greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild.
Deceased are a brother, Alva Snyder, and a sister, Ruth Snyder.
She was a 1928 graduate of Cridersville High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Worldwide Church of God in Findlay.
Services are at 8 p.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. Burial is at German-Zion Cemetery near Spencerville.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
St. Marys native Gregory M. Perin, 42, 1256 Garbry Road, Piqua, died March 16, 2001 at Wayne Hospital in Piqua following an automobile accident.
He was born Dec. 24, 1958, in St. Marys, to Paul and Veronica (Hoying) Perin. His mother survives in Fort Loramie.
Other survivors are three sisters and their husbands, Bev and Joe Bornhorst, Dayton, Lisa and Dave Ruhenkamp, Fort Loramie, and Michelle and Andy Counts, Sidney.
He was a project estimator for SMT Industries in Piqua. He was a graduate of Fort Loramie High School and ITT Technical Institute. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie.
Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Revs. Steven Shoup, Glen Perin and Leo Hoying officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Rev. Hermon Watson
The Rev. Hermon C. Watson, 101, 179 Koenig Road, St. Marys, died at 8 p.m. March 15, 2001 at Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 27, 1900, in Bethel Ridge, Ky., to Huston and Emma (Ashley) Watson. On July 10, 1919, he married Ocia Apple, who died Dec. 29, 1979. He then married Frances Warvel Fetters on Jan. 9, 1981, and she died Aug. 8, 1992.
Survivors are two sons and their wives, the Rev. Luther and Billie, Bourbonnais, Ill., and the Rev. Roy and Juanita, Englewood; two daughters and their husbands, Violet and the Rev. James Weeks, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ruth and the Rev. John Wine, St. Marys; a stepson and his wife, Robert and Carol Warvel, Crossville, Tenn., a stepdaughter, Jean Leas, Vincennes, Ind. and a stepdaughter-in-law, Barbara Warvel, Greenville; two sisters, Ora Spears, Bethel Ridge, and Essie Hines, Cincinnati; 16 grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, 39 greatgrandchildren, 22 great-greatgrandchildren and one great-great-greatgrandchild.
Deceased are four brothers, Noel, Herschel, William and Jerry; and a half sister, Irene Sweet.
He was ordained in 1934 and began his pastoral ministry with a three-church circuit at Delmar, Faubush and Nancy, all in Kentucky. He held another pastorate in Irwin, Ky. He also spent 37 years as pastor at five different churches in Ohio, including at Cincinnati, Toledo-Waldbridge, Franklin, Williamsburg and Ashtabula. He was involved in the establishment of the Nazarene district center in St. Marys and was a member of First Nazarene Church in St. Marys. He also was a member of the St. Marys Men's Garden Club.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nazarene District Center in St. Marys, the Revs. Claude Nicholas and Larry Fairbanks officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the Hermon Watson Memorial Fund at the Nazarene district camp center or to the church.
George O. Jones, 60, 1712 Sharpsburg Road, Fort Recovery, died of an apparent heart attack at 8:40 p.m. March 18, 2001 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Aug. 30, 1940, in Fort Recovery, to Carl and Alice (Byrum) Jones. On Nov. 17, 1990, he married Mary "Jacquie" Miller, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Ginny and Ray Burlew, Reading, Mich.; a son and his wife, Robert and Dianna of New London, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Carl Jr., and a sister, Joyce.
He was employed at Metzger Oil in Fort Recovery, and was a member of First Church of Christ, Fort Recovery. He was a 1958 graduate of Fort Recovery High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Greg Mason officiating. Burial is at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or Arthritis Foundation.
Gerald Balliet Sr.
Gerald C. Balliet Sr., 72, 503 W. Koch St., Ohio City, died at 2:30 p.m. March 19, 2001 at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.
He was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Ohio City, to Charles C. and Clara Catherine (Rumschaly) Balliet. On Dec. 22, 1956, he married Viola Ramsey, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Gerald C. Jr., Convoy, and Don E. of Ohio City; two daughters and their husbands, Mary Jane and Wayne Parker, Gilboa, and Pam and Clay Strawser, Haviland; a sister, Jeannenne Lautzenheiser, Aurora, Ill.; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Deceased are three brothers, Raymond L., Kenneth G., and Lloyd E.
He was retired after 45 years from Continental Can and Sonoco Fibre Drum, Van Wert, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1320, both Van Wert, and American Legion, Ohio City. He was as past governor of the Moose Lodge.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial with military graveside services conducted by the American Legion will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a memorial service conducted by the Moose Lodge at 7:45 p.m.
Contributions can be made to Van Wert County Heart Association.
Patricia A. "Pat" Wuebker, 53, 11607 Versailles-Yorkshire Road, Versailles, died of natural causes at 7:50 a.m. March 19, 2001 at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
She was born March 3, 1948, in Celina, to Clarence and Irene (Stammen) Broering, both whom survive in Versailles. On April 11, 1970, she married Richard H. "Rick" Wuebker, who died April 23, 1998.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Jeff and Dena, and Alan and Sarah, all of Versailles; a brother and his wife, James and Kathy Broering, Naperville, Ill.; two sisters and their husbands, Mary and Ken Hartke, Versailles, and Sharon and Kenny Elsas, Russia; a father- and mother-in-law, Richard C. and Alvira of Versailles; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Margaret and Judith Broering, and an infant grandson.
She was a homemaker, and served on the Versailles School Board, as board member of Darke County Soil and Water Conservation District, Darke County Zoning Board, as past president of Darke County Ohio State University Extension Advisory Board, and as past president of Darke County Farm Bureau. She was a member of, a lecture, C.C.D. teacher and St. Ann's Sodality member at Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown. She was a member of Darke County Republican Women's Club, Versailles FFA Alumni, Versailles Agriculture Advisory Committee, and received the following awards: Honorary State FFA Degree, Knights of Columbus 2000 Isabella of the Year, 1993 Darke County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Achievement Award, and was 1992 Versailles Booster of the Year.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, the Rev. Leo A. Hoying officiating. Burial is at Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery, Frenchtown.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
Contributions can be made to Richard and Pat Wuebker Memorial Scholarship Fund, Hospice of Darke County, or Versailles Life Squad.
Norbert E. Heitkamp, 74, 9100 Pleiman Road, McCartyville, died at 1:15 p.m. March 18, 2001 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
He was born March 19, 1926, in Maria Stein, to Edward and Rosalie (Bertke) Heitkamp. On April 4, 1951, he married Rosemary Hilgefort, who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Mark and Pamela of Anna; a son, Michael of Anna; two daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Jeffrey Westover, Centerville, and Mary Lou and Robert Schmitmeyer, Cranberry Prairie; two brothers and their wives, Dennis and Rita of New Bremen, and David and Theckla of Yorkshire; three sisters and their husbands, Irene and Marinus Ruschua, Versailles, Velma and Clarence Bruns, Maria Stein, and Alberta and David Hackemoeller, Minster; two sisters, Alvira Schoenlein, St. Marys, and Junita Steinbrunner, St. Joe; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased are and infant brother, a sister and a brother, Lloyd.
He was a farmer and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Asian Theatre. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and its Men's Sodality, and Knights of Columbus, both McCartyville, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1391, both of Sidney, National Farmers Organization, and Turtle Creek Zoning Board.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Harold Kist officiating. Burial with full military rites by the Sidney American Legion will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Anna Rescue.