Arveda Margaret Purdy, 87, of Celina, died at 5:58 a.m. March 1, 2001 at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Chattanooga, to Otto and Margaret (Schott) Bollenbacher. On Aug. 26, 1933, she married Lawrence E. Purdy, who died July 3, 1994.
Survivors are a daughter, Linda L. Stetler, Rockford; a sister, Marjorie Eckrote, Berne, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Nora Deitsch, Celina; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Leroy.
She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. John Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Former Celina resident Helen L. Redmond, 84, died at 10:52 a.m. Feb. 28, 2001 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Cedarville, to Everett and Gertrude (Cowell) Brown. On Feb. 10, 1935, she married Kenneth E. Redmond, who died May 16, 1998.
Survivors are a son and his wife, Rev. James and Helen of Fredericktown; and a son, Clair of Elida; a daughter and her husband, Janice L. and Howard Steiner, Elida; two sisters, Sonna Martin, West Union, and Florence Tomlinson, Athens; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Clarence, Everett Jr., and Paul Brown, and two sisters, Gladys Bowers and Edna Carpenter.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Missionary Church, Lima.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, the Rev. Harold Clark officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery near Celina.
Calling is 2-9 p.m. Friday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Elida Rescue Squad.
Jeffrey E. Rush, 37, died of an apparent suicide March 1, 2001 at his residence at 16520 Ohio 116, St. Marys.
He was born May 10, 1963, in Celina, to Donald and Margery (Jeffries) Rush. In January 1999, he married Rebecca McFarlin, who survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Jessica of St. Marys; a son, Nathan of Columbus; two sisters and their husbands, Susan and David Mullane, Rockford, and Bobbi and Larry Daugherty, St. Marys; a brother and his wife, Wilbur "Will" and Jeannie of St. Marys; and a brother, Rodney "Butch" of St. Marys.
He was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, and was a 1982 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Joachim Wilck officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Kenneth L. Stahlman, 84, 1031 Williams St., St. Marys, died March 1, 2001 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was born July 15, 1916, in West Berne, New York, to Ezra and Arcia D. (Cole) Stahlman. On Aug. 28, 1937 he was married in Ada to Ruth O. Dangler, who died Nov. 23, 1996.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Dana and Mary of Columbus and James and Faye of Warsaw, Ind.; a daughter and her husband, Patricia and Dr. Robert Miller of St. Petersburg, Fla., seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Jerold Stahlman.
He was employed as an electrician at the Ford Motor Co., Lima, Engine Plant. An amateur radio enthusiast, he was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. The Rev. Joachim Wilck will officiate and burial will be in Blue Creek Cemetery in Paulding County.
Calling hours at the funeral home are 6-8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church.
Virginia B. Decker, 77, Dorothy Lane, St. Marys, died at 4:22 a.m. March 2, 2001 at Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 5, 1923 in Ansonia, the daughter of Raymond and Goldie (Westfall) Holdeman. Her husband, Ernest Decker, died Jan. 4, 2001.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Jack and Ginger Figel of St. Marys; two sons, James Harter, Van Wert and Fred Harter, Marion; a sister, Betty Boggs, Sebring, Fla.; two brothers, Marvin Holdeman and Don Holdeman, both of Greenville; four grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Gene, Emerson and Willis Holdeman and two sisters, Dorothy and Ruby Holdeman.
She was a homemaker and member of American Legion Post 323 Auxiliary of St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Nunnally officiating. There will be a private graveside committal at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 6 p.m. until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart and Lung Association.
Rose Mary Tobe
Rose Mary Tobe, 76, 2632 Fort Recovery-Minster Rd., Fort Recovery, died March 2, 2001 at 2:05 a.m. at Koester Pavillion, Troy, following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Frenchtown to Alfred and Ursula (Barga) DeMange. On Oct. 26, 1946, she was married in Frenchtown to Herbert Tobe, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Cheryl and Stan Hoelscher and Deb and Dave Hemmelgarn, all of North Star; four sons and their wives, Bill and Betty, Rossburg; Mike and Debbie, Tipp City; Tom and Cheryl and Phil and Sharon, all of Fort Recovery; two sisters and their husbands, Marie and Ed Vagedes, Trotwood, and Phyllis and Elmer Link, St. Henry; a sister, Ruth Tobe, Fort Recovery; two brothers and their wives, Earl and Alvina DeMange, Piqua, and Bob and Mary DeMange, Ansonia; two sisters-in-law, Helen DeMange and Alice DeMange, both of Versailles; and 21 grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two daughters, Connie and Mary Beth; a sister-in-law, Betty DeMange and a brother-in-law, Otto Tobe.
She was a member of the Fort Recovery American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Coldwater and St. Wendelin Catholic Church, St. Wendelin, and its Altar Rosary Sodality.
Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. The Rev. Matt Jozefiak will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, on Sunday, 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to the hour of services. There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Mary E. Keller, 85, 420 Watkins Rd., Fort Recovery, died March 2, 2001 at 1:50 p.m. at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born Sept. 19, 1915 in Fort Recovery to John and Caroline (Lechner) Sanderell. On Sept. 25, 1937 she was married in Fort Recovery to Alvin Keller, who survives.
Also surviving is a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Ken Gaerke, Celina; four sons and their wives, Charles and Mary Jane, Joseph and Mary, Lawrence and Diana, all of Fort Recovery and Ronald and Carol, Celina; 28 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
One daughter, Ann Marie, is deceased and she was the last of her immediate family.
She was a 1934 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sharpsburg, and its altar Rosary Sodality. She also was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Fort Recovery.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's church with the Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, on Monday from 2-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to the hour of services. There will be a prayer service Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.