Tamara "Tammy" Young, 28, 1012 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died at 10:28 a.m. Jan. 13, 2002 in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to heart problems.
She was born Feb. 13, 1973, in Portland, Ind., to Ernest Jobe and Pat Studer Stoker. Her father survives in Kentucky and her mother and stepfather, Brent Stoker, reside in St. Marys. On June 12, 1992, she married John Young and he survives.
Also surviving are four children, Joshua, Jason, Justin and Ashley, all at home; a brother and his wife, Travis and Whitney Stoker, St. Marys, and a brother, Jeremy Jobe, St. Marys; a sister, April Jobe, Coldwater; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Lil Young, Wapakoneta; and a paternal grandmother, Doris Jobe, Kentucky.
A 1990 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, she was employed as a Party Lite consultant.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Suzanne N. Frederich, 59, 4108 Indiana-Ohio State Line Road, Fort Recovery, died at 11:37 a.m. Jan. 14, 2002 at Community Hospital, Coldwater. Death was due to cancer.
She was born May 15, 1942, in Corsicana, Texas, to Howard and Almarene (Buzan) Merrell. On Dec. 26, 1981, she married Joseph Frederich and he survives.
Also surviving are a son, Brent Henry of The Dalles, Ore.; two daughters and their husbands, Deb and Sean Akemon, Fort Recovery, and Krystal and Chad Garland, Greenville; and six grandchildren.
She was employed at North American Van Lines.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at her residence. The body will be cremated.
Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, has charge of local arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Virginia Teeters, 84, 758 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 9:55 p.m. Jan. 13, 2002 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born July 28, 1917, in Auglaize County, to Charles and Laura (Kuck) Schultz. On Dec. 11, 1940, she married Aldon Teeters and he died Nov. 11, 1999.
Surviving are a son, James of New Knoxville; a daughter, Ruth Ann Barth, St. Marys; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Robert.
She was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 Auxiliary and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, all of St. Marys.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Cornelia "Pearl" Thomas, 83, 1001 Myers Road, Celina, died at 6:50 a.m. [Jan. 14, 2002] at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born July 28, 1918, in Philadelphia, Pa., to William and Cornelia (Bowunce) DeYoung. On July 31, 1946, she married Leroy Thomas and he died July 16, 1995.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Douglas and Linda of Celina; a daughter and her husband, Carla and Larry Bowers, Celina; one sister, Anetta Wise, Apollo Beach, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Wieter, St. Marys, and Marcella Thomas, New Bremen; five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Anthony and Wilbur, and an infant daughter.
She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. She was a member of Montezuma United Methodist Church and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Wapakoneta.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jon Kraner officiating. Burial will be at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Darke/Mercer County Hospice.
Services for Cornelia "Pearl" Thomas were 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2002 at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jon Kraner officiated. Organist was Carol Zimmerman.
Pallbearers to North Grove Cemetery, Celina, were Jason, Jeff and Jarriot Thomas, Bud and Kevin Weaver and Angie Rodriguez.
Donald L. Howell, 67, 5307 Lake Drive, Celina, formerly of Greenville, died Jan. 14, 2002 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Fort Thomas, Ky., to Leslie Howell and Gladys (Schneider) Howell-Barth. His mother survives in Greenville.
Surviving with his wife, the former Beverly Rosier, are three sons, Donald of West Milton, Dana of Dayton and David of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter, Debbie Guthrie, Greenville; a sister, Caroline Brock, Buffalo, N.Y.; and several grandchildren.
He was a mechanical design engineer and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He attended Greenville Missionary Church and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Oliver Funeral Home, Greenville, the Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial with military rites by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be at Greenville Cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the VFW or the church.
John Campbell Sr.
John W. Campbell Sr., 89, of St. Marys, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday [Jan. 14, 2002] at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys, where he had been a patient since 1995.
He was born Aug. 1, 1912, in St. Marys, to Del and Echo (Smith) Campbell. On March 17, 1943, he married Veronica Lee and she survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, John Jr. and Barbara of Leavenworth, Kan., and Kevin and Sherry of Arlington, Texas, and a son, Brian of Columbus; a daughter, Patricia Olin, Palatine, Ill.; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Deceased is an infant brother, Charles.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1975 after serving 28 years as a postal carrier in St. Marys. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as an infantry unit commander in the Rome-Arno, North Appenine and Po Valley campaigns and receiving a bronze star. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after serving in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1945 to 1966. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9289 and American Legion Post 323, both of St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, with military rites conducted by the VFW and Legion.
Calling is 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Valley Nursing Home Activities Fund.
Former Coldwater resident Elizabeth "Casey" Carroll, 58, of Belleville, Ill., died Jan. 13, 2002 at her residence. Death was due to cancer.
She was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Cincinnati, to Victor and Sophia (Synck) Bomolt. On May 21, 1988, she married Rick Carroll and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Bob Heidenburg, Kansas City, Kan., and Kasandra and Matt Fritch, Colorado Springs, Colo., and a daughter, Melissa Kramer, Belleville; a sister, Sarah Bomholt, also of Belleville; and five grandchildren.
She worked as a motivational consultant. She was a member of CASA, a volunteer with the Red Cross for many years and past president of the Enlisted Wives Club.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Belleville.
Calling is 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.