Jo Ann Miller
Jo Ann Miller, 70, 1804 Lakeside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa, died March 19, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a sudden illness.
She was born March 21, 1931, in Newton, Iowa, to Ernest and Leona (Bowans) Kile. On Aug. 10, 1958, she married Don L. Miller and he survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, Dwight and Tammy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a son, David of Lake Elmo, Minn.; a daughter and her husband, Jodi and Denny Custer, Hiawatha, Iowa; two sisters and their husbands, Eunice and Wayne Rexroat, Celina, and Ardyce Lea and Bob Smith, North Liberty, Iowa; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Maxine Kile and Wilma Seiler, and two grandsons.
She worked as a secretary at Iowa State University from 1955 to 1970, operated a ceramic business from 1972 to 1980, and worked at AB Dick in Niles, Iowa, from 1981 to 1990. She graduated from Newton High School and attended communication school in Minneapolis, Minn.
Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Wellman, Iowa, the Rev. Gene Carpenter officiating. Cremation will follow the service with burial planned later.
Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona, Iowa, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church in Wellman or First Christian Church in Washington, Iowa.
Kathleen A. Monnin, 57, 195 Catalpa Drive, Versailles, died at 2:40 p.m. March 20, 2002, at the Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born March 14, 1945, in Celina, to Gregor and Esther (Bruggeman) Post. They survive in Celina. On Aug. 15, 1975, she married Gerald L. Monnin and he survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jeremy of Versailles; a daughter and her husband, Gina M. and Thomas Foreman, Greenville; six brothers and their wives, Virgil and Ginny Post and Greg and Colleen Post, all of Fort Recovery, Paul and Diane Post and Ron and Sandy Post, all of St. Henry, Linus and Carla Post, Coldwater, and Lee and Donna Post, Celina; seven sisters and their husbands, Elaine and Melvin Brunswick and Evelyn and Joe Will, all of Fort Recovery, Jean and Tom Yarletts, Worthington, Helen and Gary Kremer, Chickasaw, Irene and Joe Selhorst, North Star, Doris and Dan Hartings and Lucy and Dane Riesen, all of Celina, and a sister, Teresa Ellrich, Richmond, Va.; and a grandson.
She worked as a bookkeeper at Gene's Auto Sales and was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will be at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
St. Marys native Carol S. Thompson, 62, 7904 E. 122nd St., Perkins, Okla., died March 16, 2002, at her residence.
She was born July 10, 1939, in St. Marys, to James and Edith (Vanover) Osborne. On April 2, 1960, she married Benjamin W. Thompson and he died Feb. 10, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Larry and Anthony; a daughter, Rebecca; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
She was a homemaker and a member of Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church.
Services were held March 20 at the church, the Rev. Lonnie McKinzie officiated. Burial followed at Ingalls Cemetery in Ingalls, Okla.
Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater, Okla., had charge of arrangements.
Ula Mae Brotherton, 61, of Lima, died at 11:53 a.m. March 21, 2002, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born April 13, 1940, in Lima, to Norbert and Elizabeth (Jolliff) Gaull. On July 9, 1982, she married Gale R. Brotherton and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Raymond Keith Brotherton and David Jonathan Beougher, both of Lima; a stepson, Paul D. Brotherton of St. Marys; a daughter, Deborah K. Beougher, Lima; two stepdaughters, Tina Marie Brotherton and Renee Joy Ishell, both of Celina; four brothers, Virgil Gaull, Loveland, Norbert Gaull, Aurora, Robert Gaull, Lima, and Kelly Gaull, Pinellas Park, Fla.; a sister, Vicki Rowe, Lima; and 12 stepgrandchildren.
She was a volunteer in the St. Rita's Medical Center lab and a volunteer for Neighborhood Nurses. She was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church, president of the Kibby Corners Neighborhood Association and first vice president of the Lima Community Action Association.
Services will be 8 p.m. Sunday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, Lima, the Rev. Paul McKinley officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ward Cemetery, Lima.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Lewis Chapel.
Rita M. Dougherty, 88, formerly of 172 N. Frankfort St., Minster, died at 7:55 a.m. March 22, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She had been a resident of Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born Dec. 27, 1913, in Minster, to Bernard and Philomena (Droesch) Froning. On Jan. 19, 1942, she married George Dougherty and he died Nov. 9, 1954.
Surviving are a brother, Thomas Froning, and a sister-in-law, Loretta Froning, both of Minster.
Deceased are a daughter, Susan; three brothers and a sister.
She had worked at the former AutoCraft Box Co. in Minster. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Milton Ballor officiating. Burial at the church cemetery will take place at a later date.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Roger C. Koverman, 70, 126 Miller Road, Russia, was found dead around 8:30 a.m. March 22, 2002, in a vehicle parked at the Cargill soybean processing plant in Sidney.
A part-time employee of A & M Pallets in Russia, Koverman was at the plant on business, when he apparently suffered a heart attack. His body was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
He was born July 23, 1931, in Shelby County, to Harry and Bernadine (Schwartz) Koverman. On Aug. 30, 1952, he married Rose E. Alexander and she survives.
Also surviving are five sons and their wives, Lawrence and Kathy of Cridersville, Michael and Trudy of Versailles, Daniel and Rosie and Douglas and Karen, all of Russia, and Mark and Cathy of Fort Loramie; three daughters and their husbands, Yvonne and Joseph Miller, Sidney, Deborah and Richard Holthaus, Anna, and Beverly and David Tebbe, Minster; a brother and his wife, Orville and Barbara of Venedocia; three sisters, Jeanette Borges, Minster, Evelyn Buschur, Dayton, and Joan Schweitzer, Sidney; 23 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A grandchild is deceased.
He had worked at A&M Pallets and retired from Clopay Corp. in Russia. He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church and a social member of the Catholic War Veterans, both of Russia.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Eugene Vonderhaar officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Rockford native Mary Juanita Counterman, 80, 1863 Brown Road, Richburg, S.C., died March 18, 2002, at Chester County Nursing Center, S.C.
She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Rockford, to Clayton and Gladys (Hellwarth) Yocum. She married LeRoy Counterman who is deceased.
Survivors are two sons, Steve of Chester, S.C., and Neal of Richburg, S.C.; a daughter, Lynn C. Bain, Pensacola, Fla.; a half sister, Ruth Stagg, Jacksonville, Ore.; an uncle, Corvin Hellwarth, Celina; seven grandchildren and five great-grandsons.
She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, S.C. She was a graduate of Celina High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Steve Bishop and Dr. Ed Melvin officiating. Burial is at Chester Memorial Gardens, S.C.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home, Chester, S.C.
Contributions can be made to the church.