Carol A. James, 62, of New Haven, Ind., died Jan. 31, 2003, at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Dayton to Russell and Florentine Backs Thomas. Her husband, Ralph James survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Nicholas and Phillip, both of New Haven; a daughter, Candy Hack, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a brother, Ken Thomas, Bucyrus; a sister, Norma Jean Homan, Coldwater; a half-sister, Janet Horst, Daphne, Ala.; and four grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Mark A.
She was a crew trainer for 24 years at New Haven McDonald's Restaurant, and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial is at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, New Haven.
Calling is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven.
Contributions can be made to Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice Masses, Cancer Services of Allen County or the church's building fund.
Donald Partee Jr.
Donald L. Partee Jr., 74, of Lima, died at 7:50 p.m. Feb. 1, 2003, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born June 3, 1928, in Tiffin, to Donald LeRoy Sr. and Hazel Zimmerman Partee. On Jan. 20, 1950, he married Phyllis S. Mertz who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Jeffrey (Connie) of Celina, and Kevin of Lima; a daughter, Carol (George) Sweeney, Lima; a brother, Alan Lee (Sherri) of Dayton; and five grandchildren.
He retired as a salesman from Sears after 37 years of service and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #370 of Lima.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Rev. Larry Hamilton officiating. Burial information was not listed.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Boy Scouts of America or Disabled American Veterans.
Coldwater native Daniel L. Pax, 50, of Bluffton, died at 9:25 p.m. Feb. 1 at Chalet Village, Berne, Ind. Death was due to complications from muscular dystrophy.
He was born Nov. 30, 1952, in Coldwater, to Robert and Dorothy Timmerman Pax who survive in St. Henry. On Sept. 20, 1975, he married Norma Jean Wellman who also survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Gerald of Bluffton, and Kevin of Kokomo, Ind.; a daughter, Melissa of Bluffton; three brothers, Fred of Denver, Colo., and Richard and Andrew of Fort Recovery; and a sister, Nancy (David) Brown, Redkey, Ind.
Deceased is a brother, Timothy.
He was formerly a farmer and later employed in the millroom department at Dunbar Furniture. He graduated from Northwestern Technical College, Archbold.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bluffton, the Revs. Larry Kramer and Joseph Pax officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Church Cemetery, Geneva, Ind.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8-9 a.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, Ind. and 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. A prayer vigil will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the family, Chalet Village or the American Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Donald Eugene Rush, 74, 15 Breezewood Lane, St. Marys, died at 8:40 p.m. Jan. 31, 2003, at his home.
He was born June 26, 1928, in Mercer County, to Harry Oliver and Kathryn Brehm Rush. On Sept. 18, 1948, he married Margery Alice Jeffries who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Rodney and Wilbur (Jeannie), all of St. Marys; two daughters, Susan (David) Mullane, Willshire, and Roberta (Larry) Daugherty, St. Marys; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Jeffrey; three brothers, Harold, Carson and Herman; two sisters, Lenora Tobin and Idelle Anderson; and a grandchild.
He was the owner of Rush's Appliance Service, St. Marys, and formerly worked for Baker Electric, Celina, and Sears. He was a former volunteer with the Montezuma Fire Department and a former member of the Montezuma village council. He was a 1946 graduate of Celina High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Herb Berry officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
James Dysert Jr.
James V. Dysert Jr., 56, 119 Parkway Court, St. Marys, was found dead at his home Jan. 31, 2003. No foul play is suspected, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office. A cause of death was not available at press time.
He was born Aug. 28, 1947, in Celina, to James V. Sr. and Rebecca Rupert Dysert. His mother survives in Celina.
Other survivors are three brothers, John (Cathy), Roger (Vicky) and Bill, all of St. Marys; and a sister, Gloria, no address given.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, and was a U.S. Army veteran and a Presbyterian.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Keith Kivlin officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Ione W. Keller, 95, 319 N. Ash St., St. Marys, died at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 31, 2003, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Jan. 13, 1908, in the Ash Street home where she lived her entire life, to Charles and Elizabeth Neddermen Keller.
Survivors are a niece, Lois Ann Siferd, Wapakoneta, and several grandnieces and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Ralph Siferd, and a nephew, Charles Siferd.
She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, in 1971, and was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys. She was a 1925 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Herb Berry officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Monday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
George W. Schuette, 83, 8103 Ohio 219, Celina, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Cincinnati, to George H. and Clara Hilbert Schuette. On Oct. 25, 1941, he married Laverne George who died Nov. 22, 1972. On June 28, 1975, he married Joan Bruns who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Bill (Connie) of Versailles and Tom (Pat) of Cleveland; a daughter, Juanita (Don) Shoemaker, Cleveland; two stepsons, Larry (Dixie) Didier, Fairborn, and Jerome Didier, Sidney; eight grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He retired from Carl Subler Trucking, Versailles, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Coldwater. He also was a member of the Legion's Uniform Group.
Memorial Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial will be at a later date at St. Louis Cemetery, North Star.
Calling is 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.