Robert A. "Bob" Stauffer, 57, Lima, died at 11 a.m. Aug. 13, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 19, 1944, in Lima, to Cloyne W. and Florence E. (Lusk) Stauffer. His father survives in Lafayette. On June 30, 1973, he married Donna J. Hageman and she survives.
Other survivors are three daughters and their husbands, LaCinda E. and James Atkins of Lima, and Kimberly L. and Richard Houser Jr. and Crystal G. and Danny Lininger, both of Celina; a daughter, Bobbi J. McCarty, Coldwater;a brother and his wife, Phillip W. and Mary Stauffer, Harrod; a sister and her husband, Karen M. and Rick Shindeldecker, Lima; and a sister, Sandra J. Kruger, Lima; and four grandchildren.
He was employed as a stocker at Findlay Industries, Ohio City.
Services are 7 p.m. Thursday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, Lima, the Rev. Howard Allison officiating.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice/Visiting Nurses of Celina.
Bert E. Vonderhyde, 81, 11509 Eilerman Road, Minster, died at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 2001, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born April 22, 1920, in Fort Loramie, to Bert E. and Rosa (Robbins) Vonderhyde.
Surviving are a brother, Leonard of New Windsor, N.Y.; two sisters and their husbands, Dorothy and Norval Hole, Celina, and Katheryn and Walter Bergman, Fort Recovery; and five sisters, Mary Leugers, Minster, Irene Grisez, Versailles, Emma Hoelscher and Norma Wellman, both of Coldwater, and Elsie Winner, Celina.
Deceased are a brother and a sister.
He was retired from Copeland Corp., Sidney.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Rev. Warren Andrews
Former Celina resident Rev. Warren W. Andrews, 87, Parsons, Kan., died at 5:10 a.m. Aug. 15, 2001 at Good Samaritan Center, Parsons.
He was born Nov. 4, 1913, in Celina to Joseph and Delilah (Brown) Andrews. On June 9, 1934, he married Dorothy Frank, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Nancy and Tom Reynolds, Parsons; two sisters, Laura Gilmore, Celina, and Hazel Stuehr, Winchester, Ind.; and three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers and a sister.
He was a retired Church of Christ minister, having served congregations in Uniopolis, Van Wert, Dayton, Boulder, Colo., Pueblo, Colo., Bayard, Neb., and Scottsdale, Neb. He had also worked as a farmer, conservation officer, probation officer and alcohol abuse counselor. He was a member of First Christian Church, Lexington, Neb.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Lehman Funeral Home, the Rev. Thomas Reynolds and the Rev. Troy Reynolds officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Warren W. Andrews Memorial Fund.
Chalcey Petersimes Sr.
Chalcey L. Petersimes, 61, 126 Guy St., St. Marys, died at 2 a.m. Aug. 15, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital due to natural causes.
He was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Lockington to Edward Petersimes and Waneta Wolfe. The mother survives in St. Marys.
Other survivors are a son and his wife, Chuck and Mary of St. Marys; a son, Scott of St. Marys; two daughters, Kathy Koch, Minster, and Lee Ann Pickering, Wilmington; a stepdaughter, Ashley Washburn, St. Marys; three brothers, Richard, Wallingford, Conn., Edward Jr., St. Marys, and Cloyd Wolfe, Troy; a sister, Gloria Bricker, Celina; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Nelson, and a sister, Marcella.
He was a self-employed truck driver.
Services are 6 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating.
Calling is noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Carl J. Schmit, 88, 481 W. Washington St., St. Henry, died at 8:10 a.m. Aug. 15, 2001 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Oct. 3, 1912, in Trinity, Ind. to Ben and Bertha (Freund) Schmit. On Jan. 24, 1933, she married Sophia Eyink who died March 2, 1985.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Don and Margaret of St. Henry and Roger and Diane of Coldwater; a son, Ken of St. Henry; a sister and her husband, Agnes and Herman Rumschlag, Decatur, Ind.; a sister, Esther May, Trinity, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two infant daughters, two brothers, Gilbert and John, and a sister, Mildred Eischen.
He was retired from Avco New Idea, Coldwater. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Coldwater, and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Portland, Ind.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Ronald Eley, 63, a resident of rural Portland, Ind. and former resident of rural Ridgeville, Ind., died the morning of Aug. 16, 2001 at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ind., following a brief illness.
He was born July 8, 1938, in Greenville to Ernest and Doreen (Melling) Eley. On Jan. 16, 1960, he married Nancy C. Caylor, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Craig and Amy, and Michael and Tami, all of Portland; a daughter and her husband, Rhonda and Jim Dotson of Union City, Ind.; a daughter, Elaine of Portland; a step-mother, Lavonne of Minster; three sisters and their husbands, Lynn and Kent Condon of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Carol and James Nelson of Union City, Ohio, and Janet and Fred Kugel of Celina; a half-sister and her husband, Sharolyn and Mark Pierson of Lima; three half-brothers and their wives, Dean and Regina of Piqua, Mark and Donetta Eley of Casper, Wy. and Ken and Dawn of Minster; and two grandchildren.
He was retired from the Indiana Department of Transportation after 14 years of employment. He had worked for many years at golf courses in Darke and Mercer counties and Jay County, Ind. He also was employed by Ridgeville Farm Service, Custom Farm Services of Ridgeville and Brown's Warehouse of Winchester, Ind. He was a member of the Portland Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and the Indiana Trail Riders Association. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963. He was a graduate of Gettysburg High School in Gettysburg, Ohio.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday in the Portland Chapel of the Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home, the Rev. Gary Phillips will officiate. Burial is at Salamonia Cemetery in Salamonia, Ind.
Calling is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or the New Mount Pleasant Methodist Church.
John T. Roeckner, 90, of Dayton, died at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 16, 2001 at Heartland of Kettering.
He was born May 14, 1911, in Chickasaw to John and Elizabeth (Hinders) Roeckner. He married Marion (Froehle) Roeckner, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Renee and Bruce Gohmann of Bellbrook and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sisters, Leona Knapke, Odilia Heuing, Agnes Dexter and Rosemary Brandt; and four brothers, William, Otto, Werner and Norbert.
He was a 1929 graduate of Minster High School and a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. He was employed with City Loan and retired from Nationwide Insurance after 24 years of service. He was past president of the Holy Name Society of Immaculate Conception Church and a member of the Optimist Club and Kiwanis Club in Florida.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dayton. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. A prayer service will be 10 a.m. at the Far Hills Chapel of the Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton.
Calling is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the church building fund.
Margaret C. Riley, 85, 527 N. Cherry St., Celina, died at 11:50 a.m. Aug. 17, 2001 at Celina Manor.
She was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Wilmington, Del., to Philip M. and Susan P. (Dortch) Colbert. On June 15, 1968, she married Roscoe Riley, who died Aug. 4, 1973.
She is survived by a step-son and his wife, David and Barbara of Celina; a step-daughter and her husband, Margaret and Ned Wertz of Dover; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Kennedy.
She was a member and former elder of First Presbyterian Church in Celina. She retired as assistant executive director from the Atlanta Girl Scout Council and was active in the Girls Scouts for 55 years. She served on the boards of the American Red Cross, YMCA and historical society and was a member of the University Women's Club, all of Celina. She also volunteered at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Stephen Merold officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church or Celina Area Visiting Nurses.
Frances A. Arnold, 85, 428 W. Spring St., St. Marys, died at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 19, 2001, at St. Marys Living Center following an extended illness.
She was born April 5, 1916, in St. Marys, to Alfred E. and Mary B. (Walsh) Silvers. On March 22, 1937, she married John D. Arnold and he is deceased.
Surviving is a brother, Joe Silvers Sr., St. Marys and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767 and a life member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 323, all of St. Marys. She was a 1934 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David A. Heinl officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to Darke-Mercer County Hospice or the church.
Mitchell L. Bryan, 42, Scottsdale, Ariz., died Aug. 15, 2001 in Scottsdale following a sudden illness.
He was born Nov. 30, 1959, to former Fort Recovery residents Merle and Jane (Bolinger) Bryan. They survive in Muncie, Ind. He married Maureen Doyle and she survives in Scottsdale.
Other survivors are a son, Trevor of Scottsdale; and two brothers, Kelly and Lon Bryan, both of Muncie.
He was controller for Microsemi in Scottsdale. He was a 1978 graduate of Monroe Central High School and a 1982 graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He also received a master of business administration degree from Ball State and certified public accountant designation. He attended Farmland United Methodist Church, Farmland, Ind.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Thornburg-Lightner Funeral Home, Parker City, Ind., the Rev. Randy Kroening officiating. Burial is at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.
Debra A. Johnsman, 46, 3376 Frahm Pike, Celina, died at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 18, 2001, at the home of a relative in Coldwater. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born May 8, 1955, in Celina, to Marvin and Peggy (Ligget) Pearson. They survive in Fort Recovery. On April 19, 1975, she married Nicholas Johnsman and he survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Bettina and Caton Alexander, Bedford, and a daughter, Nicole, at home; a brother, David Pearson, Columbus; three sisters and their husbands, Toni and Bruce Presinger, St. Marys, Marla and Robin Tuma, Casper, Wyo., and Rhonda and Randy Gaier, New Bremen; and a grandson.
She was bookkeeper for Johnsman Garage, Celina. She was a member of The House of Yahweh, Abilene, Texas, and The Peaceful Solution.
Services were Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina. Pallbearers were Nick, Steven and Andy Johnsman, Caton Alexander and Dominic and T.C. Cipollone.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Front Racquet Club, Room A, Celina.
Contributions can be made to The Peaceful Solution.
Lehman Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.