Martha E. Plas, 89, 9036 Ohio 119, McCartyville, died 12:05 a.m. Feb. 6, 2002 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, following an extended illness.
She was born May 11, 1912, in Fort Loramie, to Joseph and Mary (Gerling) Poeppelman. On Sept. 12, 1939, she married Bernard C. Plas and he died Oct. 13, 1994.
Surviving are two sons, Carl and Alvin of McCartyville; three daughters and their husbands, Norma and Ron Stangel and Lois and Gary Gross, all of Anna, and Mary Ann and Richard Knostman, Troy; a sister, Henrietta Bensman, Minster; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers and four sisters.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville, and the Altar Sodality of the church.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Leo Hoying officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to S & H Products, Sidney.
Joseph F. Alexander, 73, formerly of 112 Stella St., Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 7, 2002 at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 28, 1928, in St. Marys, to Joseph F. Sr. and Lillie M. (Place) Alexander.
Survivors are two sisters and their husbands, Dorothy and John Hoenie, and June and Louis Goodwin, all of Celina; a sister, Alice Barger, Bluffton, Ind.; and a brother, Norman G. of Celina.
Deceased is a brother, Robert L.
He was retired from the former New Idea plant in Coldwater.
Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard VanHorn officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Services for Joseph F. Alexander were 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 2002 at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard VanHorn officiated. Lu Smith played the organ and Linda Linton was soloist.
Pallbearers to Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, were Mark and Brad Goodwin, Montie and Sam Barger, Norman P. Alexander and Dave Springer. Honorary pallbearer was Staff Sgt. First Class Mitchell Barger.
Dorothy L. Borchers, 77, 110 Borchers St., Russia, died at 2:25 p.m. Feb. 7, 2002 at her home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Osgood, to Fred and Frances (Bornhorst) Poeppelman. On June 9, 1948, she married Kenneth H. Borchers, who died July 22, 1992.
Survivors are five sons and their wives, Charles and Linda, Fred and Patty, and Jeff and Teresa Ann, all of Versailles, Jacque and Kathy, Minster, and Kevin and Mary Jean, Russia; six daughters and their husbands, Anne and Gregory Brush, Centerville, Frances and Jon McClean, Columbus, Marge and Dave Schmitmeyer, Minster, Lisa and Phil Ratermann, and Janel and Rick Mendenhall, all of Tipp City, and Gina and Jeff Monnin, Russia; two sisters and their husbands, Elizabeth and Tony Grogean, Dayton, and Bernadine and Alga Bruey, Osgood, and two sisters, Theckla Recker, Osgood, and Mildred Winner, New Weston; a sister-in-law, Alice Poeppelman, Minster, and 40 grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and a grandchild.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, and its St. Anne Ladies Sodality. She was the church organist for 38 years and a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Russia.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Gene Vonderhaar officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 1-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Darke-Mercer County Hospice.
Bevan "Chris" Ellis, 70, 5521 Miller Road, Celina, died Feb. 6, 2002 at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Celina, to John and Mary (Hole) Ellis. On May 2, 1985, he married Anita Morgan who survives.
Survivors are two sons, Denny and Bob, both of St. Marys; four daughters, Cindy Bonifas, Lori Moyar and Becky Sell, all of St. Marys, and Sandy Sadler, Wapakoneta; a stepson, Jay Zizelman, Troy; three stepdaughters, Leslie Humbert, and Mindy and Krissy Zizelman, all of Celina; three brothers, John of St. Marys, Chuck of Celina, and Robert of Cullman, Ala.; three sisters, Hope Fetters and Linda Ross, both of Celina, and Delores Reynolds, Muncie, Ind.; 36 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Tommy.
He was retired from West Ohio Gas Co., and was a member of Abounding Grace Church, where he served as a trustee.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. Rick Brosher officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour prior to services Sunday at the church.
Allen Trenton Jolly, 77, of Wapakoneta, died Feb. 6, 2002 at his home.
He was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Trenton, Mich., to Leonard Filmore and Clara Belle (Nagel) Jolly. On Nov. 23, 1945, he married Mary M. Fleming who survives.
Other survivors are three sons and their wives, Vincent Lee and Joan, Gregory Allen and Gay, and John Thomas and Kim, all of Wapakoneta; a daughter and her husband, JoAnn and Charles Keneipp, Wapakoneta; four sisters and their husbands, Velma and Wendell Washburn, Fort Myers, Fla., Bonnie and Richard Resh, Richmond, Ind., Virginia and Don Spry, Van Wert, and Rosemary and Wes McGough, Hicksville; a sister, Francis Fennig, Celina; a sister-in-law, Irene of Celina; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Timothy Trenton; a sister, Violet Thomas; and three brothers, Leonard, Cecil and Vincent.
He worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company before operating his own business, Jolly Sewing Center, both of Wapakoneta. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Aerie 691, Wapakoneta. He attended Celina High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. James C. Couser officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund or St. Rita's Medical Center Hospice.
Timothy P. Giffin
Former Celina City Schools teacher Timothy P. Giffin, 43, 12301 Dustman Road, Van Wert, died of an apparent heart attack at 6:21 p.m. Feb. 7, 2002 at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born March 6, 1958, in Mansfield to Philip and Elmeda (Schubert) Giffin, who survive. On Sept. 5, 1981, he married Katherine E. (Rigsbee) Giffin, who survives.
Other survivors include a son, Daniel; two daughters, Rachel and Sarah, all at home; a sister, Catherine Cook of Cranberry, Pa.; and parents-in-laws, Paul and Judith Rigsbee of Marion.
He taught chemistry and science in Celina for 15 years beginning in 1981. He received the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation award entitled Excellence in Teaching and coached a semifinalist team in the Chemistry Bowl. In 1984, he was voted Western Buckeye League coach-of-the-year for cross country. In 1996, he began teaching chemistry at Van Wert High School where he was also advisor for the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also coached cross country and track. He was a 1981 graduate of Anderson University.
He was a member of Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, where he was active in the Sanctuary choir, Harvesters Sunday School class and as its substitute teacher, and Men's Bible study.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Pastors W. Clark Williman and Raymond E. Feeck officiating. Burial is at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling is 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before service at the church.
The preferred memorial is the Timothy P. Giffin Education Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements were handled by Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Rosaline Reichenbach, 88, of Bluffton, died at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2002 at her daughter's home in Maria Stein.
She was born May 25, 1913, in Lyons, to Charles and Edith (Abbott) Disbrow. On Jan. 12, 1933, she married Ray E. Reichenbach and he died April 22, 1986.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Louise and Erwin Schwieterman, Maria Stein; a sister, Dorothy Frantz, Mount Cory; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Zola Basinger and Levona Kemp; and one grandchild.
She retired from Triplett Corp. in Bluffton after 35 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Bluffton and Celina Senior Citizens, Lima Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370 and Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Sebring, Fla.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chiles & Son-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton Chapel, the Rev. Dee Wentz officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.
Calling is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Darke-Mercer Hospice.