Celina native Donald C. Grimm, 70, of Toledo, was killed Oct. 25, 2002, in a traffic accident in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
He was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Celina, to Otto and Melva Grimm.
Surviving with Barbara, his wife of 49 years, are two sons and their wives, Allen and Amy of Findlay, and Steven and Carol of Columbus; a brother and his wife, Frederic and Lynn of Mount Vernon; a sister, Rosalyn Hill, Marblefalls, Texas; a sister-in-law, Mildred Grimm, Celina; and four grandchildren.
A brother, Sam L., is deceased.
While residing in Celina, he taught 11 years at the junior high school and coached basketball, track and football. Prior to retirement in 1986, he taught biology for 20 years and served as assistant football coach at Whitmer High School, Troy. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Trilby United Methodist Church, Toledo, and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Bowling Green State University.
Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday at the Toledo church, preceded by calling at noon.
H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, Toledo, has charge of arrangements there.
An additional memorial service is planned 3 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina. Calling there is 1 p.m. until the time of services.
Contributions can be made to the Whitmer High School Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Former New Bremen resident Scott S. Valentine, 54, Tracy's Landing, Md., died at 5 p.m. Oct. 21, 2002, of injuries sustained in a Maryland traffic accident.
He was born Dec. 11, 1947, in Celina, to Robert W. Sr. and Caroline (Schrage) Valentine.
Surviving are three brothers and their wives, Robert W. Jr. and Linda of St. Marys, John and Barbara of New Bremen, and James and Linda of Greer, S.C.; and a sister and her husband, Sarah and Tom Glover, Wooster.
He was employed by The Washington Post for 30 years. A 1966 graduate of New Bremen High School, he had served as a journalist with the U.S. Army Honor Guard in Washington, D.C.
Memorial service is 4 p.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating. The body was cremated and the ashes will be interred at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati.
Calling is after 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Sister Magdalen Miller
Sister Magdalen Miller, 90, a resident of Maria-Joseph Living Care Center, Dayton, died there Oct. 27, 2002.
She was born in Bryant, Ind., to Aloysius and Catherine (Willhoff) Miller.
Surviving are a brother, Raymond, and two sisters, Adeline Wag-ner and Mildred Schoen, all of Celina.
She entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Oct. 1, 1927 at Salem Heights, Dayton.
Originally known as Sister Mary Alphaeus, her 52 years of ministry began in California, where she taught first and second grades for five years. She also worked at the former Minster Boarding School in Auglaize County for five years. She spent the remaining years as a housekeeper for bishops and priests at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena, and the Chancery in Cincinnati; as cook and housekeeper for Bishop George Rehring in Hyde Park and Toledo; and as a cook at convents in Coldwater and Dayton.
In 1983, she retired and moved to St. Leonard's Retirement Community, Dayton, as one of its first residents. She moved to Salem Heights in 1993 and continued painting pictures and brooches after transferring to the Emma Hall nursing section of the Maria-Joseph Center in 1999.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Salem Heights with burial to follow at Salem Heights Cemetery.
Mercer County native Ellen Coil Paton, 84, died Oct. 28, 2002, in El Cajon, Calif.
She was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Mercer County, to Pearl and Ella Coil. The family resided on a farm near Mendon, where she attended school.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Omer O.; a daughter, Penny Smith; four grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. They all reside in California.
Deceased are a brother, Carl Coil, and two sisters, Dorothy Burklo and Mildred Detrick.
Burial was at Old El Cajon Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
Rose Ann Buschur
Former Celina teacher Rose Ann "Rosie" Buschur, 66, 214 E. Canal St., Ansonia, died Oct. 30, 2002, at her residence.
She was born April 15, 1936, in Versailles, to Aloys and Irma (Hickey) Voskuhl. In 1957, she married Daniel Buschur and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Debra M. and Terry Laux, Naples, Fla.; a brother and his wife, Marvin and Claire Voskuhl, Washington; a sister and her husband, Alice and Bill Merrill, Virginia, and two sisters, Mary Ellen Schweitzer, Sidney, and Veronica Leib, Columbus; a sister-in-law, Margaret Voskuhl, Cincinnati; and a grandson.
She retired from the Celina City Schools in 1996 and previously taught school in Minster, Coldwater and St. Henry. She and her husband owned and operated Anjo's Boutique, a craft and ceramic shop in Coldwater, for five years.
A graduate of Siena Heights College in Adrian, Mich., with a cadet teaching certificate, she received a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Dayton and a master's degree in education from Wright State University, where she received awards for outstanding achievement in her field of study and as outstanding graduate student in the College of Education and Human Services. She also attended Ohio State University, where she received certification in the visual arts, and Miami University, where she was involved in the Ohio Writing Project.
Memorial services are noon Saturday at the First Church of God in Ansonia, the Rev. Chris Cottrell officiating. Burial will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford.
Calling is after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Oliver Funeral Home, Greenville, has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the Darke County Cancer Association, the Fire and Wind Youth Ministry of the church or the Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
Miriam O. Brodnix, 75, 800 Indiana Ave., St. Marys, formerly of Mendon and Detroit, Mich., died at 3:58 a.m. Oct. 28, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born March 24, 1927, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Raymond and Orpha (Mears) Embury. On Oct. 23, 1948, she married Charles R. Brodnix and he died June 27, 1975.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Suzanne and Michael Hoelscher, St. Marys; a brother, Howard Embury, Florence, Ore.; two sisters, Joyce VanMeer, Jackson, Mich., and Isabel Oldfield, Niagara Falls; a sister-in-law, Pauline Embury, Kenmore, N.Y.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Thomas Embury, and a sister, Doris Barry.
She retired from the Mendon branch of First National Bank. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Holy Rosary Hospital Guild #12, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Friends of the Community Library, all of St. Marys; the Mendon Women's Civic Club and the Celina Order of Eastern Star.
Private family services are planned.
Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements.
James L. Farson, 79, of Rockford, formerly of Cincinnati, died at 3:55 a.m. Oct. 29, 2002, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Norwood.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Scott Matthew and Jean F. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Cynthia Rigsby, Cincinnati; and a grandson.
A sister, Dorothy Dunning, is deceased.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a graphic artist.
No service is planned.
Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, had charge of local arrangements.
Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Biggs, 74, 231 N. LeBlond St., Celina, died at 2:02 a.m. Oct. 29, 2003, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wisc., to Earl and Cleo Prater Keeling. On Jan. 31, 1953, she married James T. Biggs who died July 28, 1995.
Survivors are a son, Greg (Karel Lea) of Celina; a daughter, Jan (Gerald) Martin, Celina; a stepdaughter, Darla (Paul) Forsythe, Benton, Ill.; and two stepgrandsons.
Deceased is a sister.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Katie Hayes officiating.
Calling is one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
Former Celina resident Joseph Richard Crimble, 62, died Oct. 30, 2003, at his home in Cottage Grove, Tenn. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Nov. 26, 1940, in Ottawa, Kan., to John Richard and Lois Maxine Page Crimble. On Jan. 1, 1966, he married Betty Jane Brock who survives.
Other survivors are three daughters, Teresa Lynn (Steve) Paschall and Margaret Ann (David) Lampkins, all of Cottage Grove, and Kathryn Marie (Allen) McDougal, Puryear, Tenn.; a brother, Art Houston of Kileen, Texas; a sister, Barbara Ann Williams, Dresden, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Deceased is a stillborn son, Charles Richard.
He retired from Clifty Farms and was a greeter for Wal-Mart, both of Paris, Tenn. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of North Fork Baptist Church, Paris.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at LeDon Chapel, Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris, the Rev. Randy Kuykendall officiating. Burial is at Walker Cemetery, Paris.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Henry County Medical Center Hospice, Paris.
Marion E. Foust, 68, formerly of Williams County and recently a resident of Pleasant Shade, Tenn., died Oct. 30, 2003, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born May 23, 1935, in West Unity, to Marion A. and Lodeema Gee Foust.
Survivors are two daughters, Tami Lin Mohler, Coldwater, and Laurie Ann Beaverson, Archbold; two brothers, David of Bryan, and Tom of Montpelier; two sisters, Gloria (Ronald) Nagel, West Unity, and Jeanne Stamm, Archbold; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Anna Mae Martin; and a brother, John Vernon Ferguson.
He was a farmer, worked at Tri-State Elevator Feed Mill, Elmira, and was head of maintenance at Fairlawn Nursing Home, Archbold. He attended West Unity High School and was a member of American Legion posts in Tennessee and Bryan, Ohio.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Hollingshead-Beck Funeral Home, West Unity, the Rev. Mike Beasley officiating. Burial is at Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity. Military rites will be given by American Legion Post 284 of Bryan.
Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio.