Charles William Butcher, 56, 7097 Ohio 118, Celina, died at 2:32 p.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital. An autopsy to determine cause of death was incomplete at press time.
He was born June 16, 1947, in Celina, to Charles Edgar and Marjorie Jarrett Comer Butcher. His mother survives in Coldwater. On Oct. 19, 1969, he married Linda K. Smith who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Jeff (Amy) of Celina; a sister, Pam (Tad) Rikard, Ohio City; and several nieces and nephews.
He worked in the fabrication department of Braun Industries in Van Wert. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), both of Celina.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. John Nunnally officiating. Burial with military honors by the VFW and American Legion post is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Margaret Hromish, 75, Ohio 219, Celina, died at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Deerpark, Fla., to Jack and Thelma Oleda Lewis Carson. On April 17, 1947, she married Gabriel Nickolas Hromish who died July 22, 1999.
Survivors are a son, Gabriel Nickolas Jr. of Celina; a daughter, Sarah Margaret of San Bernadino, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Louise Chaney.
She had worked at the former Mersman Furniture Co. in Celina and was a former census information gatherer. She was a member of the American Legion Auxilliary of Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, the Rev. James Sager officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 12:30 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.
James Dean Enyart, 34, 408 E. 4th St., Shelbyville, Ind., died at 10 a.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at his home. Death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He was born June 22, 1969, in Portland, Ind., to Donald C. and Eva L. Martin Enyart Dreiling. His mother and stepfather, Jerry J. Dreiling, survive in Mendon.
Surviving are four brothers, Don R. (Anita), Ed W. (Beverly), Garry (Debi) and Robert (Letisha), all of Portland; and two sisters, Teresa L., of Delphos, and Amy L. Bash, of Celina.
He was publications editor for WFYI Public Broadcasting Station Television, Indianapolis, Ind., for five years. He was a 1987 graduate of Jay County High School and a graduate of Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Hugh Kelly officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Opal A. Evans, 80, 502 N. Buckeye St., Celina, died at 12:55 a.m. Dec. 19, 2003, at her home.
She was born July 5, 1923, in Ewing, Va., to Matt and Sally Pridmore Littrell. On Dec. 1, 1940, she married Arthur Seals who is deceased. On Aug. 2, 1968, she married Delford Evans who also is deceased.
Surviving are four sons, Jack (Sandy) Seals, Celina, Ronnie (Carmel) Seals, Galion, Larry Seals, Rockford, and John (Becky) Seals, Wapakoneta; two daughters, Shirley Hawkey, Van Buren, Ind., and Pam Pugh, Celina; 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are two sons, Dennis and Gary Seals, and an infant son, Troy Seals; an infant daughter, Cecilia Sue Seals; infant twin son and daughter, Melvin and Evelyn Seals; three brothers, Claud, White and Bill Littrell; and five sisters, Mary Ayers, Gladys Williamson, Eunice Butcher, Mae Pat Chastain and Elsie Lambert.
She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, St. Marys. She was a former member of Order of Eastern Star and Rebeckkah Lodge, of Wapakoneta.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Revs. Stephen Merold and Tony Richmond officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Celina Area Visiting Nurses and the State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Audrey B. Crabtree, 75, 402 N. First St., Fort Recovery, died Dec. 17, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Columbus, to Benjamin and Clarice Martin Lasley. On Feb. 5, 1945, she married Morris Crabtree who died July 5, 1994.
Surviving are two sons, Mark (Deborah) of Wapakoneta and Duane of Fort Recovery; a daughter, Paula Howard, Monroe, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
A grandson and a great-great-grandson are deceased.
She was a member of Fort Recovery United Methodist Church.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Verl Ballmer officiating. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Orville Davidson, 77, 5311 North 550 East, Bryant, Ind., died Dec. 17, 2003, at Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home, Dunkirk, Ind.
He was born July 6, 1926, in Jay County, Ind., to Ora and Mildred Valentine Davidson. On Sept. 1, 1972, he married Kathy Potter who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Sharon (Tim) Shaw, Lancaster, Linda (Jim) Heitkamp and Janet (Chad) Butcher, all of Bryant; and four grandchildren.
He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Limberlost Coon Hunters Club and the National Rifle Associ-ation.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, Ind., the Rev. Kermit Gessaman officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bryant.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today and prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
Former Celina-area resident Mark Eugene Erwin, 47, 3384 Brumbaugh Road, Greenville, died Dec. 15, 2003, at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Ind. Death was due to cancer.
He was born Feb. 13, 1956, in Fort Knox, Ky. His father, Francis Duane Erwin, survives in Greenville.
Also surviving are a son, Justin, and a daughter, Casey, both of Greenville; a brother, David (Kathy) of Arcanum; a sister, Monica Buckingham, Green-ville; and a half brother, Kevin (Loraine) Miller, Atlanta, Ga.
A brother-in-law, Dannie J. Buckingham, is deceased.
He was employed by the Darke County Commissioners and completed submarine service with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Loyal Order of Moose, all of Greenville.
Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Greenville Moose Lodge.
In keeping with his wishes, the body was donated to the Wright State University School of Medicine for scientific research.
Kathryn M. Phillips, 95, Grace Village Retirement Center, Winona Lake, Ind., died there at 6:40 a.m. Dec. 18, 2003.
She was born May 10, 1908, in Packerton, Ind., to James and Emma Leiter Thompson. On July 27, 1927, she married Lawrence Phillips who died April 6, 1976.
Surviving are a son, James of Celina; a daughter, Molly (William) Warren, Leesburg, Ind.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A daughter, two brothers and three sisters are deceased.
She worked as a sales clerk at Thornburg Drug Store in Warsaw, Ind., for 20 years. She reportedly was the longest continuing member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Warsaw with attendance dating back to 1920. She was a 1926 graduate of Warsaw High School and a member of the Philathea Sunday School class.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, the Rev. David Overmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Calling is 3-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Cardinal Center in Warsaw.
Leontine M. "Sally" Sextro, 93, Ohio 119, McCartyville, died at 3:40 p.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born May 12, 1910, in Russia, to Albert and Emma Gasson Petitjean. On Oct. 3, 1950, she married John H. Sextro who died Aug. 18, 1985.
Surviving are two sons, Edward (Anita) of New Bremen and Frederick (Kathy) of Minster; a daughter, Patricia of McCarty-ville; and 10 grandchildren.
Four brothers are deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welch officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Maryann Stetler, 86, 4206 Miller Road, Celina, died at 6:45 a.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at The Gardens at Celina.
She was born Feb. 10, 1917, in Berne, Ind., to Albert and Aldina Brunner Beer. On Feb. 3, 1943, she married R. Lowell Stetler who is de-ceased.
Surviving are two sons, Richard of Celina and Gary (Gwyn) of Columbus; and two grandsons.
Deceased are three brothers, Alvie, Wilmer and Forest Beer, and a sister, Marcella Mesch-berger.
She was a housewife and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Celina Education Associa-tion Scholarship Fund.