Archive - Obituary
February 5th, 2014
Kenneth Ray Deubler, age 62 of Waynesfield, died at 8:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital. Â He was born Aug. 3, 1951 in Allen County, Ohio; the son of the late Ray and Koneta Ream Deubler.
Mr. Deubler had formerly worked at Ford Motor Company and had served in the U. S. Navy. He was a founding member and a lifetime member of the Roundhead Indian Ridge Sporting Clays. He loved his dog Bruno, the outdoors, fishing, boating, hunting, gardening, and the beach.
Melvin â€śMellieâ€ť Presar, age 93, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Glendale, Calif.
He was born Aug.4, 1920 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to David and Caroline (Lunz) Presar who preceded him in death. He married Beverly Wilson Presar in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who preceded him in death. His three brothers, Emil, Harold, Howard, and a sister Florence Ruck preceded him in death.
Patsy L. Maurer, 86, of Sidney, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 1, 2014 at The Pavilion, Sidney.Â
She was born in Botkins to the late Urban T. and Sylvia (Zimpfer) Kennedy on July 19, 1927.Â She married Walter Philip Maurer, Jr. on May 11, 1946 in Botkins and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2008.Â Patsy was also preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Robert Kennedy; a son-in-law, John Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Jade Thomas and M.J. Thomas and a grandson-in-law, Patrick Clerkin.
Melba P. Lowery, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alva and Mary (Long) Burd, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Dorsten, Robert Hecht and Charles B. Lowery.
Survivors include three sons, James Dorsten, of Piqua, Ronald (Mildred) Dorsten, of Wapakoneta and Daniel â€śLeeâ€ť (Jean) Dorsten, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Vernon E. â€śVernâ€ť Doenges, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima. He was born Feb. 18, 1922, on the family farm in St. Marys Twp., Auglaize County, the son of William J. and Marie (Oldiges) Doenges, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 11, 1948, he married Eileen M. Hasson, and she died May 18, 2005.
H. Gene Tester, 65, of 08304 Co. Road 33A in Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. He fought a 5 1/2 year battle with multiple myeloma, and passed away peacefully with his family and close friends at his bedside. He was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Celina, to Howard and Wilma (Schultz) Tester. On Aug. 21, 1971, at Westview United Methodist Church in Cridersville, he married Cathy J. Archer, who survives.
Julitta S. Nedderman, 90, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 5:15 p.m. at the Golden Living Center-Valley, in St. Marys. She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Leo and Esther (Uetrecht) Nedderman.
She is survived by a sister-in-law Loree Nedderman of New Bremen, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Virgil and David Nedderman.
Sharon A. McCullough, 70, of Botkins, passed away peacefully at her residence at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1943, in Lima, to Lee F. and Anna E. (Kerr) Stump, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 20, 1978, she married Larry L. McCullough and he survives.Â
Marie E. Zink, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born May 18, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Fehringer) Zink, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two nieces, three nephews and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred â€śBudâ€ť (Stella) Zink and Ray Zink, and a sister, Sister Frances Adelaide.
Vernon V. â€śFarmerâ€ť Westbay, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Bridgeport, Ill., the son of Cloyd L. and Bessie (Saddler) Westbay, who preceded him in death. On June 6, 1942, he married LaVerta A. Hirschfeld, and she died March 5, 2006.