Former Fort Recovery resident Helen E. Schurman, 92, died at 9 p.m. Feb. 9, 2004, at the Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born July 30, 1911, in St. Anthony, to Theodore Rosalia Laux Schurman.
She was the last of her immediate family.
Deceased are two brothers, Roman and Isadore; and a half sister, Anna Borns.
She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, and its Altar Sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Paul Wohlwend officiating. Burial is at St. Anthony Cemetery.
Calling is today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Former Celina resident Carl Reichert, 82, died Feb. 8, 2004, in Dayton.
He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in St. Anthony, to Aloys and Anna Reichert. On Nov. 22, 1951, he married Mary E. Vander Horst who survives in Dayton.
Other survivors are four sons, Greg (Yoshimi) of Alameda, Calif., Kurt (Susan) of Carrolton, Texas, Mark of Hornbrock, Calif., and Bill (Trisha) of Anna; six daughters, Cheryl (Kenneth) Treadway, Dayton, Diane (Craig) Tribuzi, Plano, Texas, Janis (Richard) Browning, Columbus, Karla (Carl) Brun, Dayton, and Phyllis (George) Strizak and Agnes (Keith) Spoelker, of Cincinnati.
Other survivors are two sisters, Katherine Albers, Dayton, and Clara (Cletus) Wilker, Coldwater; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Rosemary) Vander Horst, Lexington, Ky., and Russell Vander Horst, Pittsburgh, Pa.; five sisters-in-law, Irene Reichert and Ruth Smith of Celina, Berneice of Montezuma, Alberta of Van Wert, and Kay (Morris) Spees, Dayton; and 21 grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Ray, Arnold and Daniel; two sisters, Rosemary and Loretta; and a granddaughter.
He was a teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, Ligonier, Ind., Versailles and the Oakwood school district where he retired. He was a graduate of Findlay College and the University of Dayton, and a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Dayton.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Funeral Home, Dayton.
Mary D. Vorhees, 45, 221 W. Fulton St., Celina, died Feb. 8, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, after collapsing while working at the V.F.W. hall in Coldwater. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
She was born July 30, 1958, in Celina, to James P. and Diane Creeden. Her former husband, Randy Vorhees, survives in Celina.
Other survivors are a son, Shawn, serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq; a daughter, Dawn (Adam) Barnett, Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Frank Creeden, and Randy (Marlena) Creeden, all of Celina; a sister, Paula (Dennis) Bollenbacher, Celina; and two grandchildren.
She was manager at the V.F.W. in Coldwater, and an auxiliary member of the American Legion post in Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, Pastor Kathleen Hayes officiating.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Angels for Animals.
Former St. Henry resident Ruth Ann Wyatt, 39, of Louisville, Ky., died Feb. 8, 2004, following an accident on Watterson Expressway in Louisville.
She was born Sept. 15, 1964, in Coldwater, to Carl and Ethel Borger who survive in St. Henry. In 1990, she married Kevin Wyatt who survives in Louisville.
Other survivors are a son, Urban, and daughter, Evelynn, both at home; five brothers, Dale (Vivian) Borger and Gary (Ruth) Borger, all of Coldwater, Fred Borger, St. Henry, Charlie (Julie) Borger, Washington Court House, John (Shana) Borger, West Chester; four sisters, Beverly (Doug) Thobe, Celina, Mary (Greg) Petkoff, Alexandria, Va., Brenda (Romie) Schwieterman, Coldwater, and Jean Borger, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and parents-in-law, Dale and Maxine Wyatt, Louisville.
She was an art therapist at several Louisville area centers including the Coleridge Taylor Montessori School, the Churchill Park School for the Handicapped and the Lighthouse, a center for troubled youths which she was instrumental in creating. A 1982 graduate of St. Henry High School and a 1987 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, she held a masters degree in art therapy from the University of Louisville where she also taught. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Louisville, and served in the church's ministry program.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Calling is 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville.
Celina native Lora Suzanne Lehman, 61, of Eaton, died Feb. 7, 2004, at Vancrest Nursing Center, Eaton. Death was due to cancer.
She was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Celina, to Wendell B. and Lenora Riesen Elder. In 1963, she married Larry D. Lehman who survives.
Other survivors are a brother-in-law, Denny (Marsha) of Friendship Village, Md.; a sister-in-law, Barbara (Harold) Lunsford, St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a school teacher and retired in 1993 from the Trotwood Madison School district. An accomplished pianist and vocalist, she attended grade school in Neptune, and later received a bachelor of arts at Miami University, Oxford. She was a member of Salem Church of God, Dayton, and its choir, and the Christian Womens' Association.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eaton United Church of Christ, the Rev. Randall Brakemeyer officiating. Burial is at Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, and one hour prior to services at church Wednesday.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Eaton.
Irene L. Otte, 86, 6123 Dirksen Road, Maria Stein, died at 4:28 p.m. Feb. 8, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born Jan. 4, 1918, in Egypt, to Joseph and Cecelia Wehrman Prenger. On April 16, 1941, she married Louis E. Otte who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Joseph (Judith) of New Weston, John (Alice) of St. Henry, and Charles (Kathy) of Maria Stein; five daughters, Marlene (Jim) Dahlinghaus, Martha (Robert) Pohlman and Karen (Gerald) Moeller, all of Maria Stein, Dianne (Bill) Glaser, Celina, and Ruth (Joe) Kahlig, Coldwater; a brother, Vic (Alma) Prenger, Maria Stein; two sisters, Stella Piekenbrock, and Velma Bergman, of Maria Stein; a sister-in-law, Irene Prenger, Egypt; 39 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Marcus Prenger; three sisters, Loretta Huelskamp, Bernadine Hoelscher and Marcella Sommer; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Otte; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker and member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Cassella, the Ladies Sodality of the parish and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Maria Stein. She was a former member of the Mercer County Farm Bureau.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Ken Schroeder officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Kathryn S. Sullinger, 87, 117 Dutton St., Mendon, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 7, 2004, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born March 13, 1916, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to John Harvey and Grace Sweeny Leonard.
Survivors are a son, Terry (Elaine) of Mendon; a daughter, Lois Studer of Van Wert; a brother, John H. (Deanna) Leonard Jr., Hicksville; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Jerry D. Leonard; and three sisters, Grace Krudop, Doris Elliott and Betty Mettert.
She was a retired school teacher from Perry Local, Lima and St. Marys Catholic School of Van Wert. She was a 1935 graduate of Central High School, Fort Wayne, and received her teaching degree from Ohio Northern University. She was a member of Mendon United Methodist Church.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Paul Bunnell officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church or the activities department at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, handled arrangements.