Viola A. Reiss, 80, 13579 Ohio 29, McCartyville, died at 1:30 a.m. March 31, 2002, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. She had been ill 14 months.
She was born Dec. 29, 1921, in McCartyville, to Anthony and Mathilda (Schroeder) Watercutter. On Aug. 30, 1947, she married Wayne M. Reiss and he survives.
Also surviving are a son, Thomas of McCartyville; a daughter and her husband, Judy and Jon Blakley, Sidney, and a daughter, Joan Reiss, Sidney; a sister and her husband, Eileen and Manny Kinwald, Hollywood, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Martha Watercutter, Sidney; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She retired from Stolle Corp. 18 years ago. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville, and the Ladies Sodality of the church. She was a former member of the church choir.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Shelby County Cancer Society.
Former Mercer County resident Robert Snider, 76, of Kettering, died March 29, 2002, at Hospice of Dayton.
He was born July 31, 1925, in Coldwater, to Earl and Mary Snider. His wife, Glessna "Fritz" Snider, died in 1992.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Eric and Sherrey of Powell, and Jeffrey and Kay of Oakwood; a daughter and her husband, Marsha and Stu Livingston, Alabama; two brothers and their wives, Wayne and Florence and Lyle and Esther, no towns listed; and four grandchildren.
He retired from WHIO-TV after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 405.
Calling will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Sons Funeral Home, Kettering, and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Coldwater funeral home, the Rev. James Sager officiating. Burial will be at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton.
Helen Jean White, 76, of Willshire, died at 5:36 p.m. March 30, 2002, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Jan. 22, 1926, in Glenmore, to Orville and Louise (Becker) Hileman. On Aug. 5, 1944, she married Charles Philip White and he survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, Charles Elmer and Ruth of Willshire; a daughter, Martha David, Colon, Mich.; a brother, Orville Edwin Hileman, Dundas, Ontario, Canada; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant daughter, Margaret Jean, and a brother, Waldo Hileman.
She and her husband owned and operated White Engine Service in Willshire. She also was a homemaker and a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, where she served as treasurer for several years. She was a life member and 15-year treasurer of Austin-Bantam Automobile Club.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chattanooga church, the Rev. John Moffet officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Society of Mercer County or Zion Lutheran Church.
Robert "Buck" Whitman, 71, 633 Wilson St., New Weston, died at 6:30 a.m. March 30, 2002, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born March 14, 1931, in New Wilmington, Pa., to Walt and Cecelia (Allen) Whitman. On Oct. 25, 1954, he married Yvonne Dawson and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Ed of St. Marys; a daughter, Roberta of New Weston; four brothers and their wives, Floyd and Jody, New Castle, Pa., Donald and Janice of Topeka, Kansas, Kenneth and Pat of Volant, Pa., and Carroll and Sally of Kingman, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Robert Jr.; two brothers, Vince and Edward; and two sisters, Helen Russo and Mary Whitman.
A 1948 graduate of New Wilmington High School, he attended Sterling College and Youngstown College. He was a self-employed mechanical engineer and had worked at Stamco. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was at the Chosen Reservoir when Chinese Communist forces came over the mountains to fight. He attended First Church of the Nazarene in St. Marys.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Wine officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Alma Burklo, 82, 132 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died April 1, 2002, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Auglaize County, to Joseph and Helen (Caldwell) Alspach. On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Loren Burklo and he died July 6, 1986.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Donald and Jean of Minster; a brother, Herman of St. Marys; a sister, Lorraine Nolte, St. Marys; two granddaughters, three stepgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Joseph, and a half sister, Irene Lundy.
She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, New Bremen, Sarah Circle of the church and the St. Marys Senior Citizens.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Steve Wills officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church flower fund.
Armella C. Baumer, 81, Decatur, Ind., died at 11:05 a.m. April 2, 2002, at Woodcrest Nursing Home, Decatur, Ind.
She was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Maria Stein, to William and Elizabeth (Huelskamp) Imwalle. On April 16, 1941, she married Joseph H. Baumer and he died Dec. 31, 1978.
Surviving are three sons, Larry J. of Geneva, Ind., James H. of Monroe, Ind., and William F. of Ceylon, Ind.; a daughter and her husband, Jean and Gerald Deitsch, Rockford; three brothers, Walter and Eugene Imwalle, both of Maria Stein, and Edward Imwalle, Dayton; a sister and her husband, Matilda and Cyril Stammen, St. Henry; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Five brothers are deceased.
She had worked at Buckeye Overall in Coldwater and retired from Berne Furniture in Berne, Ind. She was a member of St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church, Geneva, and the Altar Society of the church.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Downing Funeral Home, Geneva. A rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund.
Betty L. Deininger, 72, 800 Indiana Ave., Apt. B1, St. Marys, died at 2:06 p.m. April 1, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Oct. 31, 1929, in St. Marys, to Herbert and Helen (Asper) Wale. On Oct. 29, 1949, she married Joseph Deininger and he died April 6, 1971.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Patrick and Lorna of Manchester, Conn.; a brother, Howard Wale, Celina; a sister and her husband, Virginia and Marvin Koeper, and a sister, Ludell West, all of St. Marys; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Herb and Harry Wale, and an infant sister, Mary.
A 1947 graduate of Memorial High School, she formerly worked at the St. Marys Cotton Mill and retired as a cook at Happy Humpty Restaurant in St. Marys. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, and had attended Only Believe Ministries, Botkins.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.