Archive - Obituary
August 26th, 2014
Richard E. Buffenbarger, 59, of Wapakoneta, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 25, 1954, to the late Glenn E. and Eulabelle Jenkins Buffenbarger.
Richard worked at the Auglaize Industries Workshop in New Bremen for 41 years.
Vickie D. McCollum, 53, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:47 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Lima Memorial health System. She was born in Lima, the daughter of Carl and Barbara Jean (Newland) Martin. Her mother, Barbara Jean Norman, survives in Wapakoneta, and her father is deceased. She was married to Gary McCollum, and he is deceased.
Donald L. Mack, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at his residence. He was born Jan. 29, 1930, on the family farm near Buckland, to the late Carl Lavonne and Tessie Lola Reed Mack. He married JoAnn Thompson Jan. 4, 1953, and she survives.
Richard M. “Rick” McCormick, 56, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born July 10, 1958, in Lima, the son of Richard M. “Dick” and Jacqueline “Jackie” (Frost) McCormick. His parents survive in Wapakoneta.
Leo E. Chiles, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born Nov. 28, 1927, in St. Marys, the son of Roger L. and Bessie (Parke) Chiles, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 24, 1951, he married Mary Lou Walker, and she died July 15, 1996.
JoAnn Blank, 84, of Cridersville, died at 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Lima Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 5, 1929, to the late Ira B. and Lois Lucille Allstetter Keller. She married Harry W. Blank on June 10, 1951, and he preceded her in death March 16, 1990.
Mrs. Blank had worked for Woolworth for 33 years and had also been a receptionist for Dr. David Nielson. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and had graduated from Lima South High in 1947.
Joan E. Orchard, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Covington, Ky., the daughter of Ralph T. and Margaret B. (Boone) Knipper, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 15, 1958, she married Robert D. “Bob” Orchard, Sr., and he survives.
Larry G. Hehmeyer, 64, of Celina, died at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1950, in Celina, to Eugene Hehmeyer and Marjorie (Trisel) Hehmeyer, who preceded him in death. On April 22, 1978, he married Renee Crowe, who survives.
Larry L. Lunz, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:09 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his residence with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Lima, the son of Roy L. and Violet M. (Hole) Lunz, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 21, 1976, he married Kathleen L. McDermitt, and she survives.
Other survivors include, two children, Edward Lunz, of Wapakoneta, and Theresa (Adam) Friemoth, of Celina; a sister, Carol McCullough, of New Knoxville; two brothers-in-law, David McDermitt, of St. Marys, and Thomas (Pat) McDermitt, of Celina.
Daniel L. “Dan” Schneider, 97, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:32 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1916, in Auglaize County, to Michael and Catherine (Brunn) Schneider, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 25, 1937, he married Mary L. Truesdale and she passed away on Dec. 26, 1979.