Esther M. Muether, 70, 5040 Frahm Pike, Celina, died at midnight March 21, 2003, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Greenville, to Leo J. and Minnie A. Henry Bruns. On Jan. 27, 1951, she married George W. Muether who survives.
Also surviving are a son, George P. (Judy) of St. Marys; a daughter, Deborah Germann, Celina; a brother, Douglas (Louise) Bruns, Greenville; seven sisters, Annette Sanders, Celina, Roberta Hercutt and Barb (Ralph) Homan, all of Inverness, Fla., Ruth Hoelscher, Osgood, Wanda (Marvin) Keiser, New Weston, Pauline Wale, St. Marys, and Patricia (Werner) Wendell, Fort Recovery; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, Bill, John, Paul and Louie Bruns, are deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Celina.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Henry S. Rodriguez, 67, 4704 Mud Pike, Ce-lina, died at 8:28 p.m. March 21, 2003, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Crystal City, Texas, to Benito and Ninfa Enriqueta Saucedo Rodriguez. On Sept. 4, 1956, he married Betty Jean Henderson who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, John (Diane) and Tony, of Celina, and David (Cheryl), of Bluffton; two daughters, Vickey (Larry) Miller, Celina, and Tammy (Rocco) Farello, Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Benito (Patsy) of Montezuma, James (Betty Lou) and Everado (Lavada) of Celina; two sisters, Carmen (Dave) Voskuhl, Celina, and Rosi (Cato) Broines, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and nine grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Tommy Allen; a daughter, Nancy Ann; and a brother, Reinaldo.
He retired from Avco New Idea, Coldwater, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Mercer County native Nelson E. Smith, 85, formerly of Dayton, died at 11:15 p.m. March 21, 2003, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville.
He was born near Neptune to William and Stella Lining Smith. On Sept. 24, 1946, he married Gladys M. Peshek who died Nov. 14, 1985.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including caregivers Gerald and Goldie Wisher, Spencerville.
Deceased are two brothers, Carl and Orville Smith; a sister, Bernice M. Wisher; five half brothers, Ervin, Elmer, Roy, Ray and Adel Fast; and three half sisters, Bessie Shinn, Erma Coil and Gladys Thompson.
He retired as an aeronautical/electronics engineer from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, in May 1981. A Rockford High School graduate, he held a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering and diplomas in aviation mechanics, air conditioning and refrigeration engineering, advanced mechanical engineering and simulation and computer technology from the University of Dayton. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps in World War II and was a prisoner of war from October 1944 to July 1945 in Germany. He was a life member the Disabled American Veterans, past patron of Belmont Chapter 555, Order of Eastern Star and a member of Far Hills Baptist Church, St. Johns Lodge 13, Free & Accepted Masons, and Supreme Council 33 of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, all of Dayton. He also was a member of Kettering Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9927, Kettering American Legion Post 598 and the Dayton Chapter of X-POW Veterans.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek. Burial with military rites will follow at Valley View Memory Gardens in Greene County.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Beavercreek funeral home. Masonic services will be held there at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Dorothy Timmons, 77, 727 W. Arch St., Portland, Ind., died March 22, 2003, at Americare Living Center in Portland.
She was born April 28, 1925, in Jay County, Ind., to Charles and Mary Ann Betz Davidson. In 1948, she married Nigel Timmons who died in 1974.
Surviving are four daughters, Cheryl (David) Bubp, Celina, Sue Ann (David) Platt, Decatur, Ind., Cindy of Portland, and Sandy (Mike) Mertz, Geneva, Ind.; two sisters, Arlene Whitenack and Jeanie Weaver, both of Portland; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She retired from C.T.S. in Berne, Ind., and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Moose and the Disabled American Veterans, all of Portland.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, with burial to follow at Green Park Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Oscar C. Carlin
Oscar C. Carlin, 84, 5417 Club Island Road., died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Columbus, to James K. and Romania Maehlman Carlin. On June 6, 1943, he married Mary L. Kinninger, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Catherine A. (Charles) Adams, Myrtle, Beach, S.C., Betty Ann (Dale) Voisard, Tipp City, Mary Jo (Kenneth) Shockley, Winchester, Ind., Constance M. Levi, Celina, Theresa M. (Richard) Townsend, League City, Tex.; two sons, John K. (Shirley), Troy, Richard D. (Brenda), Celina; a brother, John A. (Patti), Centerville; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Fischer, Dayton; 27 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Bill, James and Charles; and two sisters, Romania Brinkman and JoAnne Meyer.
He was retired from Carlin Gulf Station, Dayton, and was a retired executive director of SOGGDA of Dayton.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Montezuma.
He was a member of the VFW Post in Celina, the American Legion Post in Coldwater, the Moose Lodge in Celina, the Eagles Aerie in Coldwater and Celina Knights of Columbus.
He was graduate of Chaminade High School in Dayton and served in World War II with the U.S. Army.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina.
Calling is 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.
Contributions can be made to the I.C. Endowment Fund.
Kenneth E. Clune
Kenneth E. Clue, 63, Indianapolis, Ind., died Thursday, March 20, 2003.
He was born Sept. 9, 1939, in St. Rose, to Clarence and Ida Heitkamp Clune.
Survivors are his wife, Darlene S. (Branham) Clune, Indianapolis; a daughter, Julie M. (Todd) Wellmann, Indianapolis; two brothers, Delbert F. (Charl) and Jerome (Pat), Maria Stein; three sisters, Evelyn (Ralph) Koesters, Coldwater, Janice A. (Richard) Forthofer, Portland, Ind., and Marlene S. (Rick) Carlile; and two grandsons.
Deceased is a brother, Eugene.
He was an electrical engineer for Central Coil Company for 33 years, retiring in 1989. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at Nativity Catholic Church in Indianapolis with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel in Indianapolis.
Ellery A. Mangen
Ellery A. Mangen, 74, Versailles, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Wayne Hospital, Greenville.
He was born March 15, 1929, in Versailles, to Lawrence B. and Margaret A. Dapore Mangen.
Survivors are four brothers, Verl (Barbara), Clayton, Glen (Yvonne), Versailles, Nelson (Armella), Brock, Cyril (Sharleen), Celina; two sisters-in-law, Helen Mangen, Beamsville, and Jane Mangen, Bradford; and a companion, Blanche Hamblin, Versailles.
Deceased are four brothers, Norman, Carl, Romain, and Loren; an infant brother, Bernard, and an infant sister, Mary Ann.
He was retired after 40 years of service at Cy Barga's Sunoco Station and fuel oil delivery.
He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2 -5 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles.