Myra A. Martin, 62, of LaSalle Ave., Mishawaka, Ind., died at her residence at 3 a.m. June 11, 2001.
She was born on July 2, 1938, in Celina and lived here for most of her life. On Nov. 15, 1962, she married Robert W. Martin, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Kris and David Allison, Mishawaka, two brothers, David Wagner, Elkhart and Arlan Wagner, Celina; a sister, Carla Schwartz, Celina; and her mother, Alice Wagner, Celina.
She was employed at the University of Notre Dame as a secretary in the Chemistry Department.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka, Ind., the Rev. Ervin Mize officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
Calling is from 5-9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Rev. Jay Stratton
The Rev. Jay D. Stratton, 72, Bismarck, N.D., died June 11, 2001 at his home.
He was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Columbus, to Russell and Ethel Stratton. He married Susan Schillo, who survives.
Other survivors are three daughters and their husbands, Carol and James Davis, Celina, Linda and John McDonald, Bismarck, N.D., Kimberly and Keith Schumacher, Brentwood, Tenn.; and Erich Schmeling, Bismarck, and Trudy Stratton, Manhattan, Kan.; two sisters, Nyla Jones, Dublin, and Janet Mason, Westerville; and seven grandchildren.
He served churches in New York and Ohio before moving to Bismarck. He served as Pastor of Lord of Life Lutheran Church until his retirement in 1993. After retiring, he provided ministry to House of Prayer Lutheran Church. He was graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and was ordained in June of 1954.
Services are 9 a.m. Thursday at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Bismarck, N.D., the Revs. David Swonger and Samih Ismir officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the House of Prayer Baptismal Garden at House of Prayer Lutheran Church or the St. Alexius Hospice, both in Bismarck, N.D.
Gertrude L. Swallow, 90, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville, and formerly of Beamsville-Webster Road, died at 3:40 p.m. June 11, 2001, at Brethren's Home, Greenville.
She was born March 10, 1911, in Willowdell, the daughter of Grover and Bertha (Schieltz) Boomershine. She married C. Irvin Swallow, who preceded her in death.
Survivors are a son, Harold of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter and her husband, Marilyn and Junior Sommer, New Bremen; a daughter, Juanita Garrett, St. Louis, Mo.; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Beamsville Church where she was in the choir. She was a Sunday School teacher, and was in the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Stelvideo Grange.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, the Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church or to the Brethren's Home.
Gary A. Baker, 59, 5134 It's It Road, Celina, died at 11 p.m. June 12, 2001, at University Hospital, Columbus.
He was born April 22, 1942, in Ansonia, the son of Ed and Carol (Steed) Baker. On Dec. 19, 1969, he married Wanda Seman, who survives.
Other survivors are seven children, Robin Thomas and Cathy Robison, both of Greenville, James Rusty Whittaker, Versailles, Gale Coons, Hollansburg, Sgt. Dale Baker, Abilene, Kan., Cheryl Gober, Piqua and Shawna Baker, Celina; a brother, Robert Baker, Arcanum; two sisters, Carolyn Fields, Union City, and Pauline Albritton, Versailles; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was retired from Cadilic Gauge, Greenville.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kevin Neumann officiating. Burial is at Ellis Cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Fred T. Cain, 91, 6426 Oregon Road, Celina, died at 10 p.m. June 12, 2001, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 30, 1909, in Mercer County, the son of William Arnold and Minnie (Meyers) Cain. On Aug. 28, 1933, he married Nellie J. Wilson, who died Aug. 27, 1995.
Survivors are a son and his wife, William and Emma Lou of Panama, Fla.; and a daughter and her husband, Freda and Robert F. Green, Celina.
He was a retired electrician, and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, the Rev. George Hubbel Jr. officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Elsie L. Fickert, 82, 305 Leona St., Celina, died 1:10 a.m. June 13, 2001, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Mercer County, to James L. and Ethel (Adams) Kanorr. On Oct. 26, 1935, she married Levi L. Fickert, who died Jan. 22, 1979.
Survivors are two sons and their wives, Donald and Mary and Jack and Virginia, all of Celina; a son, Jerry of Celina; two daughters and their husbands, Janet and LeRoy Hoaglin, Van Wert, and Cheryl and Carl Jenkins, Celina; 21 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Bevan Kanorr.
She had been a co-owner with her husband of Fickert's Meat Market, Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. M. Stephen Merold officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Maxine C. Gossard, 80, 823 Everglade Ave., St. Marys, died at 11:45 p.m. June 12, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Auglaize County, to Jacob and Marie (Kohler) Zwiebel. On March 1, 1941, she married Melvin J. Gossard, who died June 28, 1991.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Gary Lee and Vickie of Wabash; twin daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Lanny Arnold, Celina, and Marilyn and Dale Moore, Wapakoneta; a brother and his wife, Paul E. and Donna Zwiebel, Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Zwiebel, Wapakoneta; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Larry Melvin Gossard, and a brother, Robert Zwiebel.
She was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys, and a member of the Women's Guild of the church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia G. Minnick officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Calling is from 4-8 p.m. Friday in funeral home chapel.
Contributions can be made to the church's Endowment Fund.
Mark Alan Masser, 42, Potomac Center, Hagerstown, Md., died at 4 p.m. June 12, 2001, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.
He was born March 25, 1959, in Findlay, the son of the Rev. Glenn and Mary (Grams) Masser, who survive in Venedocia.
Other survivors are two brothers and their wives, Robert Eugene and Peggy of Montrose, Mich., and Philip and Kelly of Celina.
Deceased are paternal grandparents, Leslie and Lillian, Frederick, Md., and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Madeline Grams, Burkittsville, Md.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, at Stauffer Funeral Home, Md., the Rev. Ray Benner officiating. Burial is at Rocky Springs Cemetery, Md.
Calling will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Potomac Center, Md., or Edgewood Church of God.
Norman M. Phillips, 77, 516 Maple St., Fostoria, died June 12, 2001 at Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Tiffin, son of Julius and Flossie (Harrison) Phillips. On Aug. 15, 1942, he married Eileen M. Woodland, who survives.
Other survivors are three daughters and their husbands, Sandra and Wetzel Ray, Lafayette, Kathy and Otto Blackburn, Fostoria, and Tracy and David Hierholzer, St. Marys; a sister, Mary Alice Swably, Tiffin, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Robert, and a sister Madeline.
He worked for A & P Grocery Store, Tiffin, and was manager for the A&P Stores in Bellevue, Fostoria, and Lima. He also worked at the Pantry Pride Store, St. Marys. He was a life member of St. Marys Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post and a member of St. Marys American Legion Post. He was of the Catholic faith.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a staff sergeant serving in the American Theatre. He won the EAME ribbon, and had one Bronze Star Good Conduct Medal and a Bronze Star Victory Medal.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, Tiffin, the Rev. Al Wilkes officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.
Calling is 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Donald R. Timmerman, 49, 12 Connie Lane, North Star, died June 13, 2001, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 23, 1951, in Coldwater, to William and Armella (Wendel) Timmerman. His mother survives in Rossburg. On Jan. 29, 1972, he married Geraldine "Gerry" Bruns, who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Bradley and Amy of Houston; a son, Raymond of Sidney; a brother and his wife, Chuck and Emily of Union City; a brother, Dave of Union City; seven sisters and their husbands, Kay and Tom Walsh, Bluffton, Ind., Peg and Louis Hart, Fort Recovery, Pam and Steve Hartzell, Rossburg, Debbie and Tom Beuter, Rossburg, Pat and Gene Siefring, New Weston, Penny and Steve Brunk, Union City, and Marie and Jerry Hoehn, Union City; a sister-in-law and her husband, Erma and Bobby Stump, Fort Recovery; and two grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Paul.
He was a former employee at Wayne Detling Farms, Rossburg, a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, and the church's Holy Name Society.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until services Monday at the church.
Harold H. Doering, 91, of rural Buckland, died 2:25 p.m. May 14, 2001 at the Auglaize Acres Health Care Facility.
He was born Feb. 5, 1910, in Auglaize County, a son of George and Ida (Cunningham) Doering. on Aug. 5, 1938, he married Norma E. Cook, who survives.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, William and Sheila of Wapakoneta; three daughters and their husbands, Marilyn and Robert Hanna, Cincinnati; Shirley and Charles Robinson, Mansfield, and Elizabeth Kay and Bill Sneed, Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several stepgreat-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are three brothers, Leo, Arthur and Milo, and a sister, Viola.
He was a farmer, and a member of Buckland United Church of Christ, where he formerly served on the official board. He was a past member of the Wapakoneta Senior Citizens, the Logan Grange, Farm Bureau, the Moulton Township Zoning Boars, and the Board of Directors of the Buckland Co-Op. He was a graduate of Buckland High School.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Jeanette Rode officiating. Burial is at Buckland Cemetery.
Calling is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.