Cecilia B. Mayo, 89, formerly of Osgood, died at 5:35 p.m. March 12, 2002, at The Gardens in St. Henry. She had been a patient there 11 months.
She was born Jan. 4, 1913, in Mercer County, to Harry and Mary (Tuente) Dirksen. On April 29, 1936, she married Homer J. Mayo and he died May 27, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Marlene and Morris Albers, Osgood; a brother and his wife, Alvin and Alice Dirksen, Lake Placid, Fla.; a sister and her husband, Norma and Edward Biersack, Beavercreek, and a sister, Marie Stalder, Coldwater; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, James; an infant daughter, Alma; and two sisters.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the St. Barbara Ladies Sodality, both of Osgood.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will be at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Leona A. Tindall, 82, 911 Sycamore St., Celina, died at 11:20 p.m. March 12, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Coldwater, to Frank M. and Minnie A. (Pohl) Buschor. On Oct. 10, 1939, she married Donald Max Tindall Sr. and he died May 20, 1972.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Donald Jr. and Jeanette and Lannie and Janis, and a son, Randy, all of Celina; a daughter and her husband, Candy and Chuck Baron, Front Royal, Va., and a daughter, Sharon Hecht, Celina; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Elmer and Lester Buschor, and two sisters, Marcella and Loretta Buschor.
She was a homemaker.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, Deacon Thomas Huff officiating. Burial will be at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or Hospice of Darke/Mercer Counties.
Robert Joseph Honke, 27, of Rockford, formerly of Corunna, Mich., died March 14, 2002, at Memorial Healthcare Center, Owosso, Mich. Death was due to cancer.
He was born June 21, 1974, in Owosso, to Bobbie Jean (Capps-Honke) Dowen and Mark Walter Honke.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Bobbie Jean and Hugh Dowen, Corunna; the father and stepmother, Mark and Georgia Honke, Charlotte, Mich.; the grandparents, Virginia Capps of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Glen and Joan Honke, Corunna; and stepbrothers and stepsisters, Viki and Jerry Nasser and John and Kaye Dowen, all of Owosso, Tracy and Steve Whiting, Boca Raton, Fla., and Joanna Anderson and Joey Hoffman, both of Hastings, Mich.
Deceased are a brother, Patrick Glen Honke; a grandfather, Evan Capps; and a great-grandfather, Joseph Pretti.
A 1993 graduate of Corunna High School, he moved to Ohio to attend Northwestern College. He was employed as a forklift operator at Eaton Aeroquip in Van Wert.
Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Corunna Chapel, with the Rev. John Walworth officiating. Burial will be at Wilkinson Cemetery in Venice Township, Mich. A memorial service is planned later in Ohio.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. today and afternoon Saturday at the funeral home.
Elaine Ann LoBianco, 58, 813 S. Parkview Drive, Coldwater, died today at her residence following a short illness.
She was born Nov. 8, 1943, in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W. Va., to Leon Raymond Sr. and Cora Virginia (Jay) Hatchat. On Jan. 23, 1965, she married Nicholas Salvatore LoBianco Jr. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Lisha Marie and Anthony Rammel and Christine Ann and Darrin Droesch, all of Coldwater; a son and his wife, Nicholas Steven and Melissa of Vandalia, and a son, Michael of Coldwater; a sister, Charmaine Purnell, Barberton; a brother and his wife, Leon and Patty Hatchat, Vine Grove, Ky.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Vincent and Pauline LoBianco, Coldwater; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Gay and Earl Giere, Coldwater, Alba and Pete Capozzi, New York, and Mary and Carmen Pascuzzo, Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren.
Deceased is a grandson.
She graduated from Roosevelt Wilson High School, Nutter Fork, W. Va., and worked at Stone & Thomas in Clarksburg. She later worked 22 years at the Ben Franklin store in Coldwater. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Marion County, W. Va., Genealogical Society and the Belgium Researchers.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
Dorothy Baker Owens
Dorothy Baker Owens, 88, 5555 Wierwille Road, New Knoxville, died March 12, 2002, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 26, 1914, and raised on a farm in Wells County, Ind. In 1941, she married Ermal L. Owens, who served as first vice president of The Way International from 1954 to 1977. He died in 1981.
There are no survivors.
She graduated from Ball State University in 1935 and began teaching in Alquina, Ind., during the years of the Great Depression. She and her husband owned and operated a soft water business in Linn Grove, Ind., for 14 years.
In 1953, the couple took the first class on Power for Abundant Living offered by The Way. She became the organist there, playing for Sunday night services and all major ministry events over the course of 27 years. She served on the council that oversaw The Way Family Camps beginning with the first camp in 1959. She taught Christian etiquette and song service and coordinated the Advanced Class Department for the ministry from its beginning.
Her recent biography, "Just the Way It Was," chronicles her involvement and that of her husband in the ministry. It was released Feb. 24.
Services will be held in New Knoxville with the date to be announced later.
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville, has charge of arrangements.
Thomas Lee Magoto, 46, 24 North Hamilton St., Minster, died at noon March 15 at Heritage Manor, Minster, where he resided since 1990.
He was born May 6, 1955, in Piqua to Paul and Hilda (Severt) Magoto, who are both deceased.
Survivors are three brothers and their wives, Roger and Cheryl of Versailles, Michael and Kathy of Russia and Carl and Helen of Celina; and several neices and nephews.
He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, and attended Wayne Industries and Auglaize Industries.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow at St. Valbert's Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
Contributions can be made to Minster or Versailles Life Squad.
Jacquelyn "Jackie" Elizabeth Ahlers, 19, 427 Timberwind Drive, Vandalia, died March 15, 2002, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident (See story on Page 1.)
She was born May 14, 1982, in Piqua, to Robert K. and Margaret "Peg" (O'Neil) Ahlers. They survive.
Also surviving are two sisters, Sarah, a student at Bowling Green State University, and Carrie, at home; the paternal grandparents, Stanley and Viola Ahlers, Fort Recovery; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Deceased are the maternal grandparents, John and Marie O'Neil.
A 2000 graduate of Vandalia Butler High School, she was a sophomore enrolled in the BGSU College of Education. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, Vandalia, and a college sorority member. She had been a member of the DECA program during high school.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Frank Keferl officiating. Burial will be at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. today at Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia.
Contributions can be made to the Jackie Ahlers Scholarship Fund through the Vandalia Butler Foundation.