Luella F. Harlamert, 86, 513 E. Anthony St., Celina, died at 4:40 p.m. Jan. 6, 2002 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born April 28, 1915, in Botkins, to Benjamin and Laura (Smith) Katterheinrich. On June 27, 1937, she married Lloyd Harlamert and he died Feb. 7, 1993.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Marvin and Barb of Piqua and Roger and Nancy of Wren, and a son, David of Celina; a daughter and her husband, Judy and Carol Folden, Lima; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Marion Katterheinrich, and a sister, LaDonna Schneider.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will be at Pilger-Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Calling is 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the funeral home.
Paul W. Hays, 65, of Rockford, died at 11:23 a.m. Jan. 7, 2002 at Van Wert County Hospital. Death was due to complications following surgery.
He was born Sept. 25, 1936, in Dublin Township, to Willard and Helen (Counterman) Hays. On Nov. 22, 1958, he married Delilah Kuhn and she survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, Jeffrey and Phoebe of Rockford; three daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Steve Steinbrunner, Rockford, Lori and Joe Jutte, Celina, and Lisa and Randy Schmit, St. Henry; two sisters and their husbands, Janet and Bill Pond and Lois Jean and Jack Powell, all of Rockford; a brother-in-law, Jack Now, Rockford; and 16 grandchildren.
He was a lifelong farmer and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1954 to 1956. He was a long time member of the Parkway School Board and a member of Mercer United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Rockford Fraternal Order of Eagles, Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5713, Farm Bureau and the Ohio Farmer Association.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford. The VFW will conduct a service there at 7 p.m. Wednesday followed by an Eagles service at 7:30.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Emergency Medical Service.
Helen V. Hoying, 92, formerly of 8016 Hoying Road, St. Patrick, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 7, 2002 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster, where she had resided four years.
She was born March 2, 1909, in McCartyville, to August and Mary (Lehmkuhl) Poeppelman. In 1936, she married Julius Koverman and he died in 1951. In 1954, she married Raymond Hoying and he died in 1982.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Tom and Rosie Koverman, Minster, and David and Helen, St. Patrick; six daughters and their husbands, Martha and Tom Heitkamp, Celina, Lois and Bill Drees, Vandalia, Mary Jean and Jim Heitbrink, Minster, Diane and Bill Gels, St. Henry, Monica and Ken Boerger, Fort Loramie, and Rita and Dennis Sollman, Sidney, and a daughter, Sister Jean Rene, Denver, Colo.; two brothers and their wives, Wilbur and Virginia Poeppelman, Botkins, and Donald and Veronica Poeppelman, McCartyville; a sister and her husband, Alma and Ray Heilers, McCartyville, and a sister, Verona Flaute, Dayton; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Poeppelman, McCartyville; 36 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and two sisters.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville, a former member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, a charter member of the Catholic Knights of America, Cassella, and a member of the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville, the Rev. Leo Hoying, a nephew, officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Marie Nuss, 78, 13845 Glynwood-New Knoxville Road, St. Marys, died at 7:25 a.m. Jan. 7, 2002 at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta.
She was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, to George and Sophia (Vohs) Clausing. On June 19, 1948, she married Marvin Nuss and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Allen and Jim, both of St. Marys; a daughter and her husband, Elaine and Joe Mayberry, Columbus Grove; a sister, Clara McDermitt, St. Marys; and a grandson.
She was a homemaker and a 1941 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hannah Circle of the church and the Rural Women's Club.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnich officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to St. Rita's Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
William G. Rensch, 81, 1321 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 7, 2002 near his residence. He had been outside getting the mail when he collapsed.
He was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Wapakoneta, to William and Helen (Loescher) Rensch. On Jan. 23, 1982, he married Betty Lunz and she survives.
Also surviving are three stepsons and their wives, Lester and Roni Bowersock, Kansas City, Mo., Kenneth and Rose Bowersock and Jeff and Kate Bowersock, all of St. Marys; four sisters, Emma Roethlisberger, Cape Coral, Fla., Catherine Snyder, Wapakoneta, Dorothy Alexander, Celina, and Mary Haney, Monroe, N.C.; seven stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
He retired as a lathe operator from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, and graduated from Blume High School, Wapakoneta. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Threatre during World War II, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, St. Marys, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691, Wapakoneta, a life member of American Legion Post 323, St. Marys, and a life member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. James Nuhfer officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Coldwater native Elizabeth C. "Betty" Wenning, 50, of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Coldwater and Columbus, was found dead at her residence Jan. 5, 2002. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born June 14, 1951, in Coldwater, to Ralph J. and Catherine (Fleck) Wenning. Her mother survives in Coldwater.
Surviving are three brothers and their wives, Ron and Pam of Beavercreek, Bob and Karen of Tampa, Fla., and Bill and Deb of Celina; and a sister, Joan Ballweg, Pickerington.
She graduated as salutatorian from Coldwater High School in 1969. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a master's degree from Purdue University.
She was a licensed insurance agent and formerly worked at Bell Labs in Columbus.
Services will be held at a later date.
Dorothy J. Yingling, 79, 4444 U.S. 98 North, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of St. Marys, died Jan. 4, 2002 at Lakeland Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla.
She was born May 12, 1922, in Auglaize County, to Frank and Catherine (Brockert) Lusk. On Feb. 5, 1942, she married Frederick Yingling and he survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, Thomas and Roberta of St. Marys; a daughter and her husband, Catherine and Mark Fritts, Springfield; a sister, Pauline Beerman, Elida; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Vera Shaner and Maggie Spees.
She was a homemaker and a sales clerk at the former G.C. Murphy Co., St. Marys. She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Hawthorne Chapter 119 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 323, both of St. Marys.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. David Woodyard officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Wayne Street United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund or the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund.