Brian "Bruno" Hensley, 40, 19333 Seibert Road, St. Marys, was pronounced dead on arrival at 1:34 p.m. June 25, 2002, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to an apparent heart attack he suffered earlier at home.
He was born Sept. 2, 1961, in Middlesboro, Ky., to Herman and Shirley (Gulley) Hensley. His father and stepmother, Easter Hensley, survive in Sneedville, Tenn. On July 29, 1989, he married Patty Schwartz and she survives with a son, Brian, and a daughter, Alyssa Hensley, both at home. Also surviving are a brother and his wife, Michael and Annette of Cridersville; a sister and her husband, Sandy and Jeff Deitsch, Spencerville; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Meister, St. Marys.
A 1979 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he previously worked at Hoge Lumber Co., New Knoxville. He was a member of Samaria Missionary Baptist Church, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Jack Burns officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Anna Marie (Falke) Schwartz, 92, Dunnellon, Fla., a Montezuma-area native, died June 26, 2002, in Florida.
She was born Dec. 15, 1909, near Guadalupe. Her first husband, Raymond C. Spornhauer, died in 1958. She later married Herman Schwartz of the McCartyville area and he also preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be held later in McCartyville.
Rockford native and former New Bremen resident Jeanette T. Helwarth, 67, of Marysville, died June 28, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville.
She was born July 28, 1935, in Rockford, to Waldo Curtis and Ella Mae Thomas. The mother survives in Rockford. On Sept. 3, 1955, she married Don R. Hellwarth who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Todd R., Magnetic Springs; a daughter, Robin (Dan) Schwartz, Worthington; three brothers, Jim (Mary) Thomas, Convoy, Carl (Mary) Thomas, Columbus, and Wayne (Connie) Thomas, Bowling Green; a brother-in-law, Harold Howick, Celina; four sisters, Lois (Eugene) Joseph and Eunice (Glen) Richardson, both of Lima, Joan (Fred) Hasis and Betty Simpson, both of Rockford; a sister-in-law, Joann Jutte, Coldwater; and five grandchildren.
She worked at Memorial Hospital for more than 25 years and recently retired as administrative assistant for patient care services. She was a member of Marysville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's Evening Circle, the OCCL Mothers Club and the hospital's Twig organization. She also was a former Sunday School teacher and a former member of the Village Squares square dancing club. A 1950 graduate of Mendon Union High School, she also was an active hospital volunteer.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. Scot Ocke and Richard Teller officiating.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home, Marysville.
Contributions can be made to the hospital's mobile meals program or Loving Care Hospice.
Rozitta A. Marchal, 85, 18 Elm St., Fort Loramie, died at 9:06 p.m. June 29, 2003, at her residence.
She was born April 25, 1918, in Newport, to Joseph and Anna Ungruhn Barhorst. On June 21, 1939, she married Anthony H. Marchal who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Kenneth of Dayton, Jerome (Doris) of Greenville, Dennis (Barbara) of West Carrollton, Dale (Rose) of Englewood; Randall (Debra) of Russia, and Ronald (Tina) of Botkins; three daughters, Connie (James) Millhouse, Russia, Illean (Frank) Raterman, Sidney, and Jane (Michael) Horstman, Minster; a sister, Mary Francis, Centerville; 31 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter-in-law, Elaine Marchal; six brothers, four sisters and three great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Anne Ladies Sodality, both of Fort Loramie, the Ladies Auxiliary of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Newport, and the Fourth Degree Auxiliary of St. Gaspar Del Buffalo Knights of Columbus, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fort Loramie church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Newport.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Wilson Hospice Care.
Eugene T. "Nib" Niblick, 78, 218 N. Enterprise St., Celina, died at 2:19 p.m. June 29, 2003, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 24, 1925, in Celina, to John and Anna Lichtle Niblick. On April 19, 1947, he married Leona A. Axe who died Oct. 29, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Rick L. (Melody) of Boliver and Randy G. (Carla) of Celina; a brother, Clarence (Gerna Dean) Niblick, Winter Haven, Fla.; a sister, Jeanette Beams, Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Deceased are a brother, John Jr., and two sisters, Helen Abels and Frances Smith.
He retired from AVCO New Idea, Coldwater, in 1987 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and American Legion Post 210, all of Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina, with military rites by the VFW and American Legion.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Mercer County Visiting Nurses or the American Lung Association.
Loraine Williams, 72, 121 East Bank Road, St. Marys, died at 3:10 a.m. June 28, 2003, at SCCI Hospital, part of St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born June 24, 1931, in Fonde, Ky., to George and Georgie Lee Richards Bolin.
Surviving are a daughter, Frankie (Stephen) Schultz, St. Marys; a brother, Franklin (Francis) Bowling, St. Marys; a sister, Jessie Andrews, also of St. Marys; and two grandchildren.
Two sisters, Susie Bolin and Gloria Partin, are deceased.
She previously worked at St. Marys Cotton Mills and Wapakoneta Products.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Peter Doseck officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Alvina Kunk, 89, Versailles, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
She was born Sept. 1, 1913, in Cassella to August and Veronica Langenkamp Otte. On Sept. 1, 1936, she married Richard J. Kunk, who is deceased.
Surviving are five daughters and their spouses, Juiletta (Virgil) Schwieterman Trafzer, Celina, Mary Kay (Bernard) Fullenkamp, Plant City, Fla., Barbara (George), Sunburst, Mont., and Kathleen (Leo) Heitkamp, Minster; three sons and their spouses, Carl (Phyllis) Kunk, Lumberton, Texas, and Ralph (Diane) Kunk, Russia; a daughter-in-law, Carol Kunk, Salsbee, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Garke, Fort Recovery, and Irene (Jerry) Reinhart, Fort Recovery; a brother and his spouse, Lewis (Irene) Otte, Maria Stein; a brother, Leonard Otte, Maria Stein; a sister-in-law, Leonor Otte; 30 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Eugene Kunk; five sisters, Loretta Myer, Hilda Stammen, Marie Unrast, Bernadine Stammen and Alma Fullenkamp; and two brothers, Albert Otte and Urban Otte.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling hours at Lehman Funeral Home is 2-8 p.m. Monday.
Funeral Mass for Alvina Kunk was 10:30 a.m. July 1, 2003, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiated. The Resurrection Choir sang.
Pallbearers to St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, were Michele Waymire, Janet McDonald, Sandy Eckhardt, Jessica Brusven, Angie Brown, Della Hanna, Connie Imwalle and Dianna Bruns.
Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements.
Paul Goettemoeller, 75, East Kremer-Hoying Road, St. Henry, died at 5:56 a.m. June 26, 2003, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born Dec. 25, 1927, in St. Rose, to Emil and Lucinda Ellerbrock Goettemoeller. On Aug. 13, 1955, he married Alma Bohman who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Fred (Deb) of St. Henry and Michael of San Francisco, Calif.; three daughters, Sandy (Mike) Stahl, St. Henry, Donna (Dave) Miles, Marysville, and Linda (Andrew) Cooper, Mainsville; a brother, Dan (Esther) of St. Rose; a sister, Jeanette (Ted) Crusie, St. Marys; and 11 grandchildren.
He was a self-employed contractor and a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry Knights of Columbus and Maria Stein American Legion Post 571.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Joan Catherine Morin, 70, 327 E. Anthony St., Celina, died at 12:45 a.m. June 21, 2003, at her residence.
She was born March 19, 1933, in Lawrenceburg, Ind., to Joseph and Lillian Richard Kraus. On June 18, 1960, she married Robert Morin who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Wendy) of Ocoee, Fla., and Joseph (Monica) of West Chester; three daughters, Jennifer (Chip) Williamson, West Chester, Jane (John) Welshofer and Jill (Jeong-hoon) Park, both of Charlotte, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren.
She retired from Wal-Mart in 1993. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Celina Swim Team Boosters. She also was president of the Parent-Teacher Advisory committee and helped start the annual Giving Thanks Dinner.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 5-9 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Hope Lodge of Indianapolis, Ind.
Evelyn F. Sealscott, 79, 9630 Burrville Road, Rockford, died at 7:50 p.m. June 24, 2003, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born May 2, 1924, in Celina, to Sam and Opal Now Rhodes. On Dec. 25, 1941, she married Dewan Sealscott who died May 24, 1978.
Surviving are two sons, Brent of Celina and Dennis (Shirley) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Lisa (Matt) Ridenour, Sylvania; a brother, Sam (Marge) Rhodes, Sherwood; three sisters, Jeanne (Eugene) Linn, Celina, Sonie Chukes, LaPlace, La., and Onalee (Richard) Waldo, Wauseon; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Marlene, is deceased.
She retired from Huffy's in 1984 and was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockford.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Morrie Now officiating. Burial will be at Buck Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Celina native Joseph T. Suhr, 74, 7258 E. Indiana 67, Bryant, Ind., died at 7:30 a.m. June 25, 2003, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Celina, to Henry C. and Emma Aufderhar Suhr. On Nov. 24, 1952, he married Marlene A. Frahm who died May 20, 2000.
Surviving are four daughters, Dawn Greenwood, Edwardsville, Ill., Valerie Aspy, Bryant, Ind., Julie (Will) Rells, San Diego, Calif., and Jodi (George) Trippany, Bloomington, Ind.; a brother, Paul (Helen) of Wichita, Kansas; a sister, Hope Nevergall, Celina; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Edward, Ernest, Robert and Lee, and two sisters, Anna Coats and Mae Suhr.
A former teacher in the Coldwater Schools, he worked at the John W. Karch Stone Co. from 1956 to 1988 and StoneCo. Inc. until 1991, when he retired. He also owned and operated a woodworking and a lapidary shop.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Rockford and Portland, Ind., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, Ind., the Rev. Edwin L. Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, with military rites conducted by VFW posts in Geneva and Celina.
Calling is 3-6 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.