William J. Coan, 75, of Alamo, Texas, died at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 2003, at his home. Death was due to a brain tumor.
He was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Kenwood, Iowa, to James and Hulda Coan. His mother survives in Iowa. On Oct. 7, 1953, he married Mary Patricia who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Jim (Kristie) of Savage, Minn., Kevin (Sandy) of Omaha, Neb., and Dennis (Diane) of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Jean (Chris) Boise, Wilmington, and Deb (Dave) Blake, Celina; a sister, Helen (John) Christenson, Fremont, Neb.; a sister-in-law, Ann of Boulder, Colo.; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Leo.
He retired from the former New Idea plant in Coldwater and was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday at the church.
Victor Gonzalez Jr.
Victor Cantu Gonzalez Jr., 77, of Alamo, Texas, died Dec. 9, 2003, at his residence.
He was born May 8, 1926, in Edinburg, Texas, to Victor Sr. and Juanita Cantu Gonzalez.
Surviving with his wife, Virginia H., are a son, Victor M. of Alamo; a daughter, Anna D. of Donna, Texas; a brother, Lisandro of Childress, Texas; nine sisters, Antonia, Macedonia and Elvira, all of Mexico, Dominga, Maria Elena (Ynocencio) Rodriguez and Ignacia (Tolentino) Rodriguez, all of Celina, Victoria Trevino, Peoria, Ill., Eudelia of San Antonio, Texas, and Trinidad of Edinburg.
Funeral Mass was 2 p.m. Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church, Alamo. Burial followed at Palm Valley Cemetery, Pharr, Texas.
Vaughn Funeral Homes of Donna had charge of arrangements.
Former Celina resident Patricia M. Hogan Garman, 63, 15405 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to pancreatic cancer.
She was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Hamilton.
Surviving with her husband, LeRoy Garman of Wapakoneta, is a daughter, Linda M. (Greg) Wilker, Perrysburg.
A graduate of Celina High School and Wright State University, she had worked at the former Huffy Corp. in Celina for many years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass will be at a later date with burial to be at St. Marys Cemetery, Celina.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Kenneth R. Shinabery, 89, 5471 U.S. 33 East, Rockford, died at 3:57 a.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born May 23, 1914, in Mercer County, to Irvin and Eva Rhoades Shinabery. On May 27, 1950, he married Ruth Shock who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Rick D. of Rockford; a daughter, Ellen (Ed) Griner, also of Rockford; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Ronald Eugene; a brother, D.M.; and a sister, Ruth Kramer.
He retired from the Mercer County Highway Department, where he had been a truck driver.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association.
Patricia R. Siefring, 48, 2187 Ohio 705, New Weston, died Dec. 6, 2003, at her residence. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Aug. 31, 1955, in Union City, Ind., to William and Armella Wendel Timmerman. Her mother survives in Rossburg. On Nov. 3, 1973, she married Eugene Siefring and he survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Eric, Chad, Bill and Joe, all of New Weston; a daughter, Sherrie (Rick) Keller, Fort Recovery; a brother, Chuck (Emily) Timmerman, Union City; six sisters, Kay (Tom) Walsh, Bluffton, Ind., Peg (Louie) Hart, Fort Recovery, Pam (Stephen) Hartzell and Debbie (Tom) Bueter, all of Rossburg, Penny (Steve) Brunk and Marie (Jerry) Hoehn, all of Union City; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Irene Siefring, New Weston; and two sisters-in-law, Gerry (Earl) Hartman, Greenville, and Erma (Bobby) Stump, Fort Recovery.
Deceased are a son, Craig, and three brothers, Donald, Paul and David Timmerman.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Altar Sodality, both of Sharpsburg, and a 1973 graduate of Mississinawa Valley High School.
Funeral Mass was Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Matthew Jozefiak officiated. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. had charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.
Cleo Lucile Reed, 88, of Rockford, died at 3:37 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born March 19, 1915, in Blackcreek Township, to Merle and Hazel Stover Yocum. On April 4, 1948, she married Ulysses Grant Reed who died Oct. 4, 1978.
Surviving are a sister, Doris Piper, Rockford; nine nieces and nephews, 14 great-nieces and nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Russell Lee and George John Yocum, are deceased.
She and her husband served 20 years in the Salvation Army before retiring to Rockford. She was a Sunday School teacher and helper at New Horizon Church.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Robert Loar officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Former Fort Recovery resident Clarence G. Bozarth, 68, 7508 Kingsway Drive, Fort Wayne, Ind., died Dec. 7, 2003, at a son's home in Evansville, Ind.
He was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Silver Point, Tenn., to James M. and Buna M. Tucker Bozarth.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Kevin (Kari) of Evansville, and Phillip (Tina) of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, James of Union City and Jerry of Fort Recovery; two sisters, Doris (Carl) Wade and Sue (Bernard) Jackson, all of Richmond, Ind., and six grandchildren.
He retired as vice president of Allen Dental Lab, Fort Wayne, and served as treasurer of the State of Indiana Dental Lab. A graduate of Madison High School in Jay County, Ind., he attended Fort Wayne Business College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Verl Ballmer officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Union City, Ind.
Calling is after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Clara Gibbs, 76, 210 Lynn St., St. Marys, died at 9:27 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Clarksville, Tenn., to Earl and Martha Holley. On March 21, 1947, she married Earl Gibbs who died in 1985.
Surviving are a son, Terry (Janette) of Spencerville; two daughters, Carolyn (Sam) Weilbacher, St. Marys, and Darlene (Bob) Dresen, Cridersville; a sister, J. Laverne (Jim) Farmer, Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Patrica Sue Granderson, and 11 siblings.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church in St. Marys, where she was a Secret Angel and a participant in the Disciples' Class.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Ron Spurgeon officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.
John A. Montague, 46, formerly of St. Marys, died Dec. 3, 2003, at his residence in San Francisco, Calif. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Lima, and adopted in June 1963 by Eldon and Mary Freytag Montague. They survive in St. Marys.
A sister, Mary Hoenie, Chicago, Ill., also survives.
He graduated in 1976 from St. Marys Memorial High School, where he played varsity football and basketball. He also attended Ohio University, Athens, and served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Wine officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
There is no visitation.
Mendon native Jay D. Poor, 67, of Botkins, died at 3:40 p.m. Dec. 3, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born May 7, 1936, in Mendon, to Walter and Luella Siler Poor. On Sept, 26, 1959, he married Susan L. McGrath who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Stephen of Wapakoneta and Joseph (Alison) of Upper Arlington; two daughters, Jennifer and Maria, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Patty (Ed) Krogman, Mendon; and four grandchildren.
He retired in 1989 as an engineering supervisor with Ford Motor Co. in Lima after 33 years service. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins, and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Zapata, Texas. He had served in the Ohio National Guard.
Funeral Mass was 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Botkins church, the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiated.
Long & Folk Chapel of Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, had charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.