Robert H. Nuss, 79, 13249 Howell Road, St. Marys, died at 11:20 a.m. Jan. 6, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born April 17, 1921, in Wapakoneta, to Andy and Clara (Mosler) Nuss. On May 4, 1946, he married Dorothy L. Schultz, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons and their wives, Donald D. and Susan, and William L. and Jane, all of St. Marys; a daughter and her husband, Sheryl and Michael Gray, St. Marys; two brothers and their wives, Marvin and Marie of St. Marys, and Melvin and Mildred of Wapakoneta; a sister and her husband, Bernice and Robert Longsworth, Moulton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased is an infant brother, Ralph, and a grandson.
He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville, and Moulton Gun Club.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia G. Minnick officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church endowment fund.
Olga Shuster, 85, formerly of 104 South East St., New Knoxville, died at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 7, 2001 at Otterbein St. Marys, where she was a resident.
She was born June 10, 1915, in New Knoxville, to Herman and Dora (Aufderhaar) Meckstroth. On June 4, 1938, she married Ralph Shuster, who died March 22, 1996.
Survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Elaine and Arthur Shaw, New Knoxville, and Diane and Roger LaWarre, Lowell, Mich.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Lawrence Meckstroth.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Knoxville United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial is at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.
Contributions can be made to the church.
M. Elaine Smith
M. Elaine Smith, 57, 1273 Oaktree Drive, Greenville, died Jan. 5, 2001 at her home.
She was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Greenville, to Orville Raymond and Maude (Marker) Butts. She married Jack L. Smith who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Tricia Sutter, Galloway, and Stephanie Snell, Greenville; a brother, Dean Butts, Greenville; two sisters, Dorothy Beck, Troy, and Billie Hess, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are her parents and three sisters, Jane, Marilyn and Carolyn Butts.
She worked at Neff Lettering, Greenville. She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Greenville.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home, Greenville, the Rev. David Zimmerman officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memory Gardens.
Calling is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mercer/Darke County Hospice or the church.
Mabel T. Wilson, 93, 424 W. Fulton St., Celina, died at 7:20 p.m. Jan. 5, 2001 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 11, 1907, in Highland County, Va., to Thomas and Bertha (Mullenax) Rexrode. She married Ralph Wilson who died in 1958.
Survivors are a daughter, Virginia Heckler, Celina; a brother and his wife, Carl and Evelyn Rexrode, Brookville; a sister, June Beam, Tipp City; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-granchildren.
Deceased are five sisters and three brothers.
She was retired from Frahm, Greenville. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, and the church group, Hope Circle.
A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date.
There is no calling.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Former Celina resident Lucy G. Burns, 82, Hillsboro, died Jan. 5, 2001 at her home.
She was born in May 5, 1918, in Owsley County, Ky., to Levi and Martha Jane Morris. She married Gilbert Burns who died Aug. 5, 1993.
Survivors are a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Dean Bishop, Matthews, N.C.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers and four sisters.
She was retired from the Dayton Board of Education. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Celina.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg, the Rev. M. Stephen Merold officiating. Burial is at Bethel Cemetery, Englewood.
Calling is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton.
Vivian Eilene Dahlke, 84, of Lima, died at 2:02 a.m. Jan. 6, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Allen County, to Lewis A. and Mabel C. (Stoner) Hitchner. On July 24, 1940, she married Everett T. Dahlke who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter and her husband, Janice L. and Leroy William Reed, Columbus Grove; a brother, Lewis Hitchner, Lima; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Dallas and Elden Hitchner, and a sister, Alice Hitchner.
She was a secretary/accountant at Westinghouse Corp., Lima, and retired from Siferd Hosselman, Lima, in 1972. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Lima, and a former member of South Side Church of Christ, Lima. She was a 50-year member of Trinity Chapter 16 of Eastern Star, Star Point of Electa, Ohio Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and First Families of Ashland Co. of Ohio.
Services are 7:30 p.m. today at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Richard Black officiating. Burial is at Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lima.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to First Church of Christ Scientist.
Dr. Robert Fleagle
Dr. Robert Kent Fleagle, 75, 1001 W. Spring St., St. Marys, died at 4:08 a.m. Jan. 8, 2001 at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Cecil, to Harold T. and Eva P. (Shook) Fleagle. On Feb. 28, 1953, he married Vera Ann Rudgal, who survives.
Other survivors are five sons and their wives, Michael and Arlene of Bolingbrook, Ill., Tim and Tillie, Dr. Jeffrey and Marscia, and Todd and Kathy, all of St. Marys, and Thomas and Teresa of Dayton; a brother and his wife, Dr. LaMar and Norene of St. Marys; a sister and her husband, Janet and Al Collins, Sterling Heights, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Kay of Chillicothe, Ill., and Ann of Columbus; and 19 grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Dr. Dean and Donald, and a grandson.
He was retired with 45 years service as a dentist in St. Marys, practicing with his brother and son. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on board LST 816 in the Pacific Theatre as Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Idlewild Outing Club, and Rider Rooters, all of St. Marys, and American Dental Association, served as past president of St. Marys Kiwanis Club, and was a founding member of Auglaize-Mercer Family YMCA. He graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry, Chicago, and attended Bowling Green State University.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. Patricia G. Minnick, John C. Wine, and Keith Stuck officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to services.
Contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association or Valley Nursing Home Activities Fund.