Marcella Jean Hanna, 79, 208 Portland St., Celina, died at 9:43 p.m. Dec. 15, 2003, at her residence.
She was born July 10, 1924, in Celina, to Harry and Jenny Woods Wagner. On June 26, 1941, she married Carl T. Hanna who is deceased.
Surviving are two daughters, Paula (Terry) Gehm, Rockford, and Sharon (John) McGough, Celina; two sisters, Evelyn (Loyell) Shellenbarger and Mary Harner, all of Celina; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Carl; two brothers, Harold and Albert Wagner; two sisters, Marguerite Wagner and an infant sister; and a brother-in-law, Fred Harner.
She had worked in the assembly department at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Celina Visiting Nurses.
Vera G. Piper, 89, 8073 South St., Neptune, died at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 13, 2003, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born May 11, 1914, in Mercer County, to Harley and Hazel Krugh Martin. On Aug. 29, 1935, she married Ward Piper who died Feb. 28, 1988.
Surviving are a son, Phil (Lisa) of Celina; two daughters, JoAnne (William) Youngblutt, Payne, and Karen (Ralph) Guingrich, Portland, Ind.; four sisters, Alda Ellen Piper, Neptune, Mary June Krogman, Leipsic, Fetta Grace Hainline, St. Marys, and Betty Maxine Lechifflard, Florida; 11grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A son, Wilson Lewis, is deceased.
She retured from Mersman Brothers and was a 1932 graduate of Neptune High School.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Robert Shipley Sr.
Robert V. Shipley Sr., 78, 1913 Winston Drive, St. Marys, formerly of Mansfield, died at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Cleveland, to Clyde and Grace Sanders Shipley. On Sept. 11, 1945, he married Shirley Crews who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Robert Jr. (Donna) of Galion; a daughter, Cheryl (Daniel) Macklem, St. Marys; a sister, Beverly Wenning, Mansfield; and three grandchildren.
He retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy and later worked as a salesman for Duff Truck Lines and as a line switcher for Penn Central Railroad. He was a licensed private pilot, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Mansfield Senior High School graduate.
Private services will be held at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Elmer H. Wagner, 63, 502 Hendricks Ave., St. Marys, died at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2003, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Feb. 19, 1940, in Auglaize County, to Elmer and Betty Fetter Wagner. On Feb. 18, 1961, he married Evelyn Engel who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jane (Joseph) Vanover and Judy Wicker, all of St. Marys; a brother, George of Owensville, Ind.; two sisters, Pauline Prichard, New Knoxville, and Frances Reynolds, Delphos; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Deceased are a sister, Gertrude Buttrum, and three grandchildren.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 30 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moulton.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Joy Miller officiating.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church's Easy Access Fund.
Bernard A. Craft, 57, 05458 Lock Two Road, New Bremen died due to natural causes at 6:45 a.m. Dec 13, 2003 at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 10, 1946, in St. Marys, to Bernard and Estella Wendel Craft. On June 1, 1968, he married Rita K. Glass who died Aug. 8, 1997.
Survivors are four sons, Robert (LeAnn) and Brad (Shannon), all of New Bremen, Greg (Rebecca) of Monroe, and Matthew (Mindy) of Springboro; a sister, Mary (Lee) Tebbe of St. Marys; five brothers, Victor (Mary) of Milford, Donald (Janet) and Kenneth (Judy), all of St. Marys, Melvin (LaDonna) of Montezuma and David (Louann) of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law, Ruth of St. Marys; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, MayEllen, and a brother, Carl.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, New Bremen. He was a 1965 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He served in the U.S. Army, obtaining the rank of sergeant and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of American Legion Post 241 in New Bremen. He was employed as as a projects coordinator at Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen.
Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen and 9:30-10:10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. American Legion Post 241 will conduct full graveside military rites at the cemetery.
Eva M. Fenwick, 87, 419 Arlington St., St. Marys, died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 14, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Louisville, Ky., to John and Mary Messmer Schaeftlein. On Oct. 1, 1932, she married Sterling Fenwick Sr. who died April 19, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Donald (Barbara) of Largo, Fla., and Sterling Jr. (Mary) of St. Marys; a daughter, Sandra (Robert) Burden, St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Robert, and four brothers, Joseph, Christopher, John and Otto Schaeftlein.
She was a homemaker and a former baby sitter. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mary H. (Sally) Groff, 79, 41 W. Chestnut St., Burkettsville, died at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 2003 at Heartland Nursing Home in Greenville.
She was born May 4, 1924, in Burkettsville, to John and Mary Dierkers Heinrichs. On May 4, 1946, she married Lloyd A. Groff, who died March 5, 2002.
Survivors are a sister, Dolores Buehler, Burkettsville; a brother, Carl (Marj) Heinrichs, Centerville; three brothers-in-law, Francis, North Star, Joe (Delores), Dayton, and Francis Schmitz, (Miamisburg), five sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hemmelgarn, New Weston, Joan, Rossburg, Marcy (Bob) Hare, Troy, Virginia (Bill) May, West Carrollton, and Helen (Jim) Russ, Somerdale, N.J.
Deceased are three sisters, Anna Feltz, Veronica Barga, and Gertrude Heinrichs, and three brothers, Greg, Norb and Harold.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, and she was a member of the Ladies Guild at the church. She was retired as an inspector at Frigidaire in Dayton.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Mary Faye Schulte, 77, 933 E. Livingston St., Celina, died at 11:50 p.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at her residence.
She was born June 6, 1926, in Man, W. Va., to Adam and Liona Ferguson Maynard. On Feb. 23, 1949, she married Linzie Fraizer who is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Roger Fraizer, Oroville, Calif., and Keith (Jo Ann) Fraizer, Celina; two daughters, Michelle (Larry) Braun, Celina, and Christi (Lloyd) Flynn, Fort Recovery; a son-in-law, Thurman Starr, Celina; a sister, Annetta Jewell Maynard, Man, WV; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Donna Starr and Sue Ann Frazier; five brothers, Wetzel Troy, James, Paul, Eugene and Donald Maynard; and three sisters, Naomi Samples, Ethel Elkin and Bell Burges.
She formerly worked as a waitress and attended the Church of God in West Virginia. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, Deacon Thomas Huff officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Richard Wyen, 60, of Columbus, died at 12:20 a.m. Dec. 12, 2003 of natural causes at Doctor's Hospital West in Columbus after an extended illness.
He was born July 13, 1943, in Minster. His mother, Cleona, survives in Minster. His wife, Paula, survives in Gallaway.
Surviving are two sons, Michael and Sean, and a daughter, Kelly, at home with their mother, seven brothers, Rev. Larry Wyen, St. Henry, David (Jane), Plano, Texas, Dennis (Winnie), Troy, Theodore (Tina), Enon, James, Phillip (Diane), and Douglas, all of Minster; and four sisters, Kathy (Steve) Arshan, South Amboy, N.J., Vicki (Max) Cotterman, New Bremen, Carol (Rick) Hoffman, Moscow, and Mary Kay of Minster.
He spent four years in the Army and worked at Bell Telephone in Columbus.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in West Jefferson.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Schoedinger Funeral Home, Grove City.
Roy V. Rush, 83, 308 N. Defiance St., St. Marys, died at 1:54 p.m., Dec. 12, 2003 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 3, 1920, in St. Marys Township, to LeRoy and Clara McAfee Rush. On Aug. 30, 1939, he married Ileen Blumenherst, who survives at the residence.
He is also survived by two sons, Ted (Jeanne) and Raymond (Diann), both of St. Marys, a daughter, Sharon (John) Potter, of Miamisburg, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Donald, and a sister, Mary Gross.
A United States Army veteran who served in World War II, he retired as a supervisor from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in St. Marys. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion post 323, both in St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Ron Spurgeon officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where memorial donations can be made to Hillsdale Baptist Church.