Former Celina resident Charles D. Ellis, 77, 3704 Coachman Drive, Carmel, Ind., died at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2001 at Sunrise of Carmel nursing home.
He was born June 29, 1924, in Cincinnati, to Charles O. and Helen (Sacher) Ellis. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Elaine Fanning and she survives.
Also surviving are a son and his wife, Matthew and Carrie of Delray Beach, Fla.; a daughter and her husband, Joie and Daniel Mader, Carmel; a brother and his wife, James and Del, Kissimmee, Fla; a sister and her husband, Marjorie and Luke Dabbelt, Wapakoneta; and a grandson.
He retired as industrial manager with Huffy Manufacturing Co. in Celina and Richmond, Ind., after 20 years. He then became general manager of Michigan State Industries in Jackson, Mich., retiring in 1989 after 12 years. He then became active in the Indianapolis Wing of the Confederate Air Force, restoring vintage aircraft. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Carmel.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Revs. Ted Rothrock and Fred Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the educational endowment fund of the church.
Richard "Dick" Graham Elson, 82, of Sedona, Ariz., the husband of a former Celina woman, died Nov. 25, 2001 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 7, 1919, in Malvern, Ohio, to Walter Roy Elson and D. Louise Graham. In 1960, he married Celina resident Marjorie Adams and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Rick A. of Sedona; and four daughters, Ellen Elson Segler, Brownwood, Texas, Sandra Elson Slemmer, Winsted, Conn., Deborah Elson Goode, Riverside, Calif., and Cynthia Elson Cunningham, Cornville, Ariz.
Deceased is a son, William.
He graduated from Kentucky Military Institute in 1937 and attended Ohio State University. He initially worked in sales in the printing industry. In 1970, he and his wife opened Elson's, a housewares store, and sold the business in 1979. After traveling for a number of years, they opened The Quilter's Store and Gallery in 1992. He served on the board of the Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona for many years.
Services were held Saturday at the church, the Rev. George Ault officiated.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the North Arizona Region Alzheimer's Association.
Eloise L. Kemp, 79, of Spencerville, died at 6:13 p.m. Dec. 2, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born July 23, 1922, in Lima, to Nathan J. and Lela Alice (Springer) Barnes. In December 1939, she married William Edwin Witherow and he died in October 1962. On April 11, 1966, she married Donald D. Kemp and he died April 8, 1986.
Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Raymond Harruff, Spencerville, Carla and Pat Bayman, currently of St. Marys and formerly of Celina, and Geri and Ted Roberts, Van Wert, and two daughters, Diane Joseph, Delphos, and Tracy Henman, Lima; a stepson and his wife, Michael and Marjke, The Netherlands; a stepdaughter and her husband, Cheryl and Mick McFadyen, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister and her husband, Ruth Ann and Richard Brownell, Lima; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Clara Jean Thomas, and a great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker and had served as a volunteer for the heart and cancer funds. She attended Spencerville High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Barry McCune officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Arlington M. Rose, 79, 241 Fairlawn Drive, Celina, died at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 3, 2001 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born June 26, 1922, in St. Sebastian, to John and Elizabeth (Falke) Rose. On Sept. 1, 1948, he married Florentine H. Evers and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, David and Chris of Wooster and Rick and Teresa of Celina, and a son, Larry of Texas; a daughter and her husband, Lois Ann and Donald Baumer, Minster, and a daughter, Marlene Stephenson, Celina; a sister, Dolores Scott, Granite City, Ill.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Cyril and Phyllis Evers, St. Henry; a sister-in-law, Mary Helen, New Bremen; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Arthur and Raphael, and two sisters, Alfreda Schoenlein and Mildred Haubert.
He was a retired farmer, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1800 of Celina and a former member of the Holy Name Society and Mercer County Farm Bureau.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. Richard R. Riedel and James C. Seibert officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Education Endowment Fund of the church.
Christina Joan Medaugh, 40, 332 Northview Drive, Coldwater, died of natural causes Dec. 1, 2001 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
She was born March 27, 1961, in Celina to Robert L. Ballinger and Marilyn (Rogers) Ballinger-Lauth. Her mother survives in Sebring, Fla., along with the stepfather, Ron Lauth.
Surviving are her husband, Lynn Medaugh; eight sons, Jeff Schott Jr., Chicago, Ill., Tom, Matt and Derrick Schott, all of Celina; Chad and Brad Medaugh, both of Dayton, and Eric and Keith Medaugh, both of Celina; a brother and his wife, Donald and Shelly Ballinger, Coldwater; one sister and her husband, Kimberly and Craig Tingley, and a sister, Melody Mouser, all of Celina; two stepbrothers and their wives, Craig and Renee Lauth, St. Marys, and Brent and Charla Lauth, New Knoxville; two stepsisters and their husbands, Teri and Joe Lesher, New Bremen, and Tami and Stan Sanford, St. Marys; a sister-in-law and her husband, Reana and Eric Onnen, Fort Wayne, Ind., and a sister-in-law, Ynda Roth, Toledo.
Deceased is a brother, Dan Ballinger.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater. There is no calling Wednesday morning prior to the service.
Former Celina resident Scott Ryan Schindler, 39, Fort Wayne, Ind., died Nov. 27, 2001 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident that occurred the previous night in Fort Wayne.
He was born Jan. 19, 1962, in Celina, to Marion and Betty (Smith) Schindler. They survive in Celina.
Also surviving are a brother and his wife, Ted and Beth of Columbus; a sister, Brenda Webb, Fort Wayne; and a fiancee, Jenny Kanning, Fort Wayne.
He had served as associate pastor and minister of music at Blackhawk Baptist Church in Fort Wayne for 17 years. He was director of the Living Christmas Tree program at the church, director of the Praise Teams and Worship Choir, music director for the Worldwide Youth for Christ Convention in Taiwan, coordinator of the Creative Arts Leadership Team and a clinician for the Choral Directors' Workshop. He also led a mission trip to Russia. He was a 1983 graduate of the Wright State University-Lake Campus, Celina, and a 1986 graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College.
Services were 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with graveside services taking place at 3 p.m. at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, had charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the church or Shepherd's Home.
Leota P. Bollenbacher, 95, 691 Kable Road, Celina, died around noon Dec. 4, 2001 at her residence.
She was born March 12, 1916, in Liberty Township, Mercer County, to Daniel and Laura (Baker) Bollenbacher.
Surviving are a brother and his wife, Vernon C. and Crevaline, and a brother, Glenn L., all of Geneva, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, Archie.
She retired as a cook at Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Liberty Township.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. John Fleming officiating. Burial will be at Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the church.
Deborah Ann Bitler, 51, 3601 Ohio 703 East, Celina, died at 9:52 p.m. Dec. 4, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Nov. 22, 1950, in Cleveland, to LeRoy and Betty Wilder. Her father survives in Cleveland. On Oct. 25, 1986, she married James Bitlter and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Ranissa, at home; a brother, Alan Wilder, Cleveland; and a stepbrother, David, also of Cleveland.
She formerly worked as a clerk at the Defiance County Courthouse and was a member of New Life Christian Center, Celina.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation at the funeral home.
Louis F. Broerman, 76, formerly of Yorkshire, died at 8 p.m. Dec. 4, 2001 at the Versailles Health Care Center, where he had resided the past nine years.
He was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Yorkshire, to Clem and Agnes (Drees) Broerman.
Surviving are a sister and her husband, Rosemary and Rhomane Bulcher, Versailles, and a sister, Martha Clune, St. Henry; and a sister-in-law, Ruth, Yorkshire.
Deceased are a brother, Clarence, and two sisters, Victoria Schoenlein and Luella Broerman.
He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will be at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Former Coldwater resident Leon George Dues, 65, of Allen, Texas, died Dec. 3, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
He was born March 1, 1936, in Coldwater, to Clem and Regina (Bruns) Dues. They survive in Coldwater.
Also surviving with his wife, the former Dotty Zimmerman, are three daughters, Denise Hitch, Stephanie Dues-Maxoutopoulis and Melissa Feagley; three brothers, Virgil of Coldwater and Denny and Gary, both of Celina; a sister, Marlene Fisher, Coldwater; and eight grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Orville.
He graduated from Ohio State University in 1961 with a bachelor of science degree in marketing and worked 25 years in the petroleum industry. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Plano, Texas, with the Rev. Andrew Semler officiating.
Calling is after 7 p.m. Friday at the church, followed by a vigil service at 7:30.
Sparkman/Dickey Funeral Home in Dallas has charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the International Myeloma Foundation.