Roger Liette, 54, 69 Southmoor Shores, St. Marys, died at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 11, 2004, at his residence, following an extended illness,
He was born July 17, 1949, in St. Marys, to Norbert and Marcella Borgert Liette. On July 24, 1982, he married Maureen Wacker and she survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Gary (Susan) and Dave (Nancy), all of St. Marys; a brother-in-law, Henry (Patty) Wacker, Louisville, Ky.; and two sisters-in-law, Julia (Tim) Wolfe, Oren, and Teresa (Steve) Wacker, Minster.
He was co-owner of Liette and Sons Dairy Farms and owned and managed numerous rental properties. He was a 1967 graduate of Memorial High School and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, both of St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Francis D. Arnold
Former Celina resident Francis D. Arnold, 88, died Jan. 8, 2004, in Tucson, Ariz.
He was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Dunkirk, Ind.
Surviving is wife, Ruth; a son, Larry (Susan), Mission Viejo, Calif.; two daughters, Kathy (Steve) Schultz, Middletown, Md., and Lynn (Mark) Strakbein, Tucson; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Deceased is a son, Don.
He retired after 30 years service as chief engineer of municipal power plants in Celina and Piqua.
Calling is 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7570 N. Thornydale Road, Tucson, with service to follow at 5 p.m. Burial will be at East Lawn Palms Cemetery on Monday.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Bobby W. Gant
Bobby W. Gant, 72, Portland, Ind., died Jan. 8, 2004, at Jay County Hospital, Portland.
He was born June 8, 1931, in Yorktown, Ind., to Carl and Geraldine (Hensley) Gant. On May 13, 1965, he married the former Sandy Cole, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Rod, Ridgeville, Ind., Jerry (Tina), El Cajon, Calif., and Tony (Vickie), Winchester, Ind.; three daughters, Bonnie (Bob) Weatherhead, Ridgeville, Ind., Deborah L.A. (Todd) Hundley, Celina, Patricia (Tony) Harris, Muncie, Ind.; a brother, Billy (Evelyn), Antioch, Ill.; a sister, Alberta (Byron) Miller, Portland; mother-in-law, Vera Cole, Portland; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
He was a lifetime resident of Randolph and Jay counties in Indiana and was a professional truck driver for more than 40 years. He recently worked at Wal-Mart in Portland. He was a member of Local Teamster Union 100 of Cincinnati.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at M.J. S. Mortuaries, Middletown Chapel in Ridgeville.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lawndale Cemetery, east of Ridgeville.
Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
Mary K. LeValley
Former Celina resident Mary Keitha LeValley, 88, died at 10 p.m. Jan. 8, 2004, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
She was born Jan. 28, 1915, in Rosewood, to Clinton A. and Melva Connor Maurice. On Sept. 24, 1934, she married Robert W. LeValley who died Jan. 26, 1986.
Surviving is a son, Robert, Celina; a daughter, Rosemary (Russell) Hagar, Celina; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, John, and a brother C.A. Maurice Jr.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the Rebecca Lodge, Middleburg, and was a cook at the Benjamin Logan School, Logan County.
Services are 7 p.m. Sunday at Lehman Funeral Home, the Rev. Barbara Armentrout officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens, Bellefontaine, at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Calling is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Center for Neurological Development at Burkettsville.
Samuel Denney McKitterick, 54, Van Wert, died at 2:40 a.m. Jan. 9, 2004, at his residence.
He was born April 4, 1949, in Jackson, to Samuel and Mary Marjorie Denney Haas. On Aug. 22, 1975, he married Linda Ranly, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Erick, Van Wert, two daughters, Monica and Renee, both of Van Wert; two step-brothers, Don Haas, Fort Recovery and Jerry (Lisa) Haas, Troy.
He was owner/operator of Abbey Road Moving & Storage. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Van Wert, a former member of Van Wert Area Jaycees; and formerly coached for the Van Wert Parks Department.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling is 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home where a vigil service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the McKitterick Children College Fund.
Natalie C. Jones, infant daughter of Wayne and Jennifer Bruns Jones, 1647 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died shortly after birth at 6:48 p.m. Jan. 6, 2004, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Claudia, at home; and the grandparents, Ron and Nancy Jones, Fort Recovery, and Ralph and Roselyn Bruns, St. Henry.
Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery, St. Joe, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating.
Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, has charge of arrangements.
Clyde E. Lehman, 89, formerly of 425 Woodward Ave., St. Marys, died at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 7, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. He had resided at St. Marys Living Center the past 11 years.
He was born March 7, 1914, in St. Marys, to Daniel and Lucinda Case Lehman. His wife, the former Juanita Vantilbrough, died in April 1995.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly (Wayne) Puterbaugh, Fletcher; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son, Bobby Eugene; five brothers, Charles, Francis, Bernard, Daniel and Herbert; and three sisters, Beatrice, Erma and Lyvann.
He retired from St. Marys Foundry and also ran a painting and roofing business for many years. He was a past member of the All Buckeye Hobby Club.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Fund.