Former Mercer County resident Mildred Evelyn Ross, 89, 1555 W. Main St., Frankfort, Ind., died at 11:40 a.m. May 25, 2003, at Wesley Manor Retirement Community, Frankfort.
She was born Dec. 30, 1913, in Elyria, to Miles Arthur and Mabel Grace Colburn Harris. On June 25, 1938, she married John W. Ross who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John A. of Erie, Pa., and James of St. Henry; a daughter, Barbara (Harold O.) Kinsler, Frankfort; a sister, Ruby (John F.) Hegele, Bedford; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She taught fifth and sixth grades in Bedford and worked as a receptionist, secretary, bookkeeper, kennel employee and surgical assistant at her husband's animal hospitals. She also transcribed children's books into Braille.
A 1931 graduate of Ellenwood Schools and a 1936 graduate of Ohio State University, she was a former member of Townville First Baptist Church, where she served as choir director and organist, and the American Association of University Women. She also was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Martha Circle and the Altrurian Club, all of Celina, the Ohio State Alumni Association of Mercer County, the St. Henry Hospital Auxiliary and the St. Henry Library Board. She also sang soprano in the Celina Community Chorus and played flute in the Celina Community Band.
Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Amanda Reid Memorial Chapel at Wesley Manor, the Revs. Barbara Kinsler and Donald Weaver officiating. Private burial services will be at Buntin Cemetery.
Calling is 3-4 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.
Contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Manor.
Nadine J. Flack, 74, 405 Huffman St., St. Marys, died at 10:10 p.m. May 25, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 14, 1929, in St. Marys, to Henry and Aline Holtzauer Scheer. On May 15, 1948, she married Philip Flack who died Nov. 16, 1991.
Surviving are four daughters, Lucinda (Cletis) Tuttle, Moreno Valley, Calif., Charlotte (Terry) Davis, Sue (Terry) Ballweg and Mary Catherine (Larry) Chaney, all of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A brother, Norman Scheer, and a sister, Janet Butch, are deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Private services will be at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
There is no calling at the funeral home.
Jacob Victor Holthaus, infant son of Randall and Mary Wynk Holthaus, Basinburg Road, Fort Loramie, was stillborn at 11:32 p.m. May 24, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Nathan, and a sister, Heather, both at home; maternal grandmother, Rita Wynk, Carthagena; paternal grandparents, Anthony and Roseann Holthaus, Fort Loramie; and a great-grandmother, Mildred Wendel, Wendelin.
A grandfather, Robert Wynk, is deceased.
The family are members of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie.
Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the family at St. Michael's Cemetery, Fort Loramie, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating.
Contributions can be made to Shelby County Right to Life.
Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie, has charge of arrangements.
Paul H. Luebke, 67, 1009 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, died at 7:20 a.m. May 25, 2003, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born April 21, 1936, in Maria Stein, to Fred and Helen Walterbusch Luebke. On Nov. 24, 1955, he married Della Mae Stammen who survives.
Also surviving are five sons, Randy (Sue) of New Bremen, Mike (Linda) of Bellefontaine, Rick (Sharon) and John (Renee) of Coldwater, and Tim (Cindy) of Celina; three daughters, Bonnie (Nick) Stucke, Mason, Joyce (Joe) Selzer, Versailles, and Pam (Greg) Koehl, Coldwater; and 19 grandchildren.
Other survivors include two brothers, Al (Maryann) of Celina and Lawrence (Rosalie) of Minster; four sisters, Luetta Schemmel, a resident of the Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys, Marie Wente, New Bremen, Irene (Tom) Woehrmyer, Minster, and Janet (Lee) Moeder, Maria Stein; and a sister-in-law, Joann Luebke, Fort Loramie.
Deceased are a brother, Greg, and two brothers-in-law, Larry Schemmel and Leo Wente.
He was employed as a mason with Bernard Masonry Contractors, Maria Stein. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster, and the Chickasaw Horseshoe Club.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Mary Catherine Leason, 92, died May 21, 2003, at Heritage Park Health Care Center, Fort Wayne, Ind., where she resided.
She was born in Milford, Ind. She was married to Martin J. Leason who died in 1992.
Survivors are a son, Lee of Lutz, Fla.; two daughters, Charlene and Kay, both of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Paul Schowalter, Warsaw, Ind., and Virgil Schowalter, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several other relatives residing in Mercer County.
Deceased are two brothers, Kenneth Schowalter and Cloice Schowalter; and two sisters, Violet Gantt and Virginia Snyder.
She was a cafeteria server at Parkview Hospital and previously worked at Grants Dept. Store, both of Fort Wayne. She was a Sunday school teacher at First Church of the Nazarene and Lilly Street Church of the Nazarene, and teacher and member of Lake Avenue Church of the Nazarene, all of Fort Wayne.
Services are 4 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial is at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Calling is 3-6 and 8-10 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.
Ralph E. Fleck, 86, 9094 Ohio 197, Celina, died at 6:45 p.m. May 22, 2003, at his residence.
He was born May 11, 1917, in Celina, to Edward and Mary Garman Fleck. On April 15, 1941, he married Betty J. Runkel who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Ralph Jr. (Susan) of Carrollton, Ga.; four daughters, Mary Sanders, Celina, Sally (Wayne) Fickert, Rockford, Judith McIntosh, Fairfield, and Linda (Jerry) Williams, West Alexandria; two sisters-in-law, Rosie and Patty Fleck, Celina; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, Jay Sanders; three brothers, Gerald, Harold and Steve; a sister, Madonna; and a great-grandchild.
He retired as a boiler engineer at Mersman's in 1972 and also retired from farming. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will be at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to pancreatic cancer research.
Marjorie J. McWhorter
Marjorie J. McWhorter, 73, of Celina, died at 12:25 a.m. May 15, 2003, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Dayton, to Clarence and Beatrice Stein Wolff. On Jan. 12, 1952, she married James W. McWhorter who survives in Celina.
Also surviving are a son, James G. (Carol) of Jamestown; a daughter, Paula (Robert) Newton, Lima; two brothers, Harold (Mary) Wolff, Lima, and James (Kathryn) Wolff, St. Cloud, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Wolff, St., Cridersville, and LaRose Theis, Lafayette; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, David L. Meihls; two brothers, John and Paul Wolff; and a sister, Frances Joann Wolff.
She was a homemaker and a former clerk at Sears. She was a member of St. Mathew Lutheran Church, Cridersville, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 1275, Lima, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Columbus.
Services and burial took place in Cridersville.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, handled arrangements.
Audrie Leona High White Myers, 98, formerly of Willshire, died at 7:30 p.m. May 21, 2003, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born Jan. 20, 1905, in Mercer County, to James F. and Mary Felver Book. Her first husband, Doyt High, died in 1925 and her second husband, Hershel Ernest White, died June 9, 1959. She later married John Myers who died in 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Wilma) White, Van Wert, and Dennis White, Kendallville, Ind.; a stepson, Terry Myers, York, Pa.; a sister, Dolores Reichard, Rockford; 12 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Colin Blaine High; a stepdaughter, Jackie Thompson; and two sisters, Lois Merriman and Ola Leah Book.
She was a homemaker and a member of the former Albion Evangelical United Brethren Church. She attended Willshire United Methodist Church.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Hospice.
Charles J. Brown, 51, 203 Covington St., Ansonia, died May 19, 2003, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Dec. 16, 1951, in Union City, Ind., to K.C. and Lucille Osterloh Brown. The mother and stepfather, Lucille and George Schott, survive in Paulding. His wife, the former Betty Wolfe, also survives.
Other survivors include four sons, William of Celina, Jason W. of Greenville, James M. of Covington, Ky., and Jerry R. of Ansonia; a daughter, Tiffany Brown, Dayton, Ky.; two stepbrothers, Mathew and James Schott, both of Coldwater; and five grandchildren.
A brother, G.R., is deceased.
He was employed as a welder at Elite Enclosures, Fort Loramie.
There is no public service or calling.
Oliver Funeral Home, Greenville, has charge of arrangements.
Former Celina resident William "Vernon" McIntyre, 84, of Knoxville, Tenn., died May 19, 2003, in Knoxville.
He was born June 13, 1918, in Levi, Ky., to Fred and Cynthia Hall McIntyre. His wife, the former Nellie Colwell, survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Don (Cherie) of Wapakoneta, Lester (Sandy) of Decatur, Ind., Ken (Deb) of Ocala, Fla., and Greg of Knoxville; two brothers, Fred (Charlene) of Cincinnati and Charles of Hamilton; two sisters, Eula Holland, Hamilton, and Shirley Evans, Louisville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Anna Ruth Combs and Doris Evelyn, and five brothers and sisters.
He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, and later worked for Blue Diamond Coal Company in southeastern Kentucky. He served in the armed forces during World War II and was a charter member of Middlesboro Highway Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn.
Services are 7 p.m. Wednes-day at Rose Mortuary in Knox-ville, with calling from 5 p.m. until the time of services.
A second service is planned 11 a.m. Friday at Victory Center Church of God, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Tim Bartee officiating. Burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens with military rites by the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of local arrangements.