Archive - Obituary
January 17th, 2014
Harold E. Emrick, 94, of Cridersville, died at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born on Feb. 26, 1919, in Wayne Township, to Orion L. and Vera Opal Feikert Emrick. He married Hazel P. Whitaker on Feb. 16, 1973 and she survives in Cridersville.
Mr. Emrick was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. He had been a farmer, drove a rural route paper delivery for The Wapakoneta Daily News for 15 years and retired from Fisher Cheese where he had been a supervisor.
Jerome F. âJerryâ Zink, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:25 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born on Sept. 5, 1934, in Duchouquet Township., Auglaize County, the son of Adolph and Anna (Bustetter) Zink, who preceded him in death.
Jack Brincefield, 73, of Van Wert, passed away at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center at 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2014. Jack was born on Sept. 30, 1940, in Auglaize County, to the late Theodore A. and Leota E. (Keiber) Brincefield. He had been previously married to Sue Mohr and Jane Huston, who both survive.
Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89, of 2304 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born March 29, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the son of Oliver and Minerva (Dresher) Fritz.
He married Dorothy L. Jurosic on May 25, 1950, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta and she survives at the residence.
L. Mark Verdier, 71, of Sidney, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at 4:10 a.m. at his residence. Mark was born on Oct. 8, 1942, in Troy, to the late George and Ilene (Hague) Verdier.
On June 8, 1996, he married Gloria Symonds, of Wapakoneta. They have been married for 17 years and she survives.
Bette Virginia McElravy McCloskey, 91, passed away peacefully at Otterbein Cridersville retirement center on Jan. 13, 2014, of natural causes. She was born on June 29, 1922, in Sligo Township, Pa. to William and Edna (Hackbarth) McElravy, one of twelve brothers and sisters. On Dec. 1, 1950, she married Henry T. McCloskey, at St. Eusebius Catholic Church in East Brady, Pa., in the middle of the famous “Snow Bowl” snowstorm of that year. They were married 55 years when he passed away in November 2005.
Virginia Mae Treiber, 97, of St. Leonard Community in Centerville, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.Â
Shirley Ann Richardson, 79, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away on Jan. 8, 2014, after an extended illness at the Fountainview Center in Atlanta, Ga. Shirley was born on Jan. 6, 1935 to Carl C. and Pauline G. (Lanning) Brading of Wapakoneta, who preceded her in death.
A loving sister, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sally (Roger) Moellenkamp. She is survived by Nancy (Robert) Van Skiver, Becky (Richard) Kohlreiser and Judy (Wayne) Kentner, all from Wapakoneta.
Robert L. Miller, 84, of Lima, died at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Van Wert County Inpatient Hospice. He was born on Jan. 16, 1929, in Lima, to John Lawrence and Pearl Arizona Roberts Miller. He married Betty Jean Myers on Feb. 1, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 2011.
Mr. Miller had been a parts expeditor for Superior Coach Corporation. He attended Abundant Life Temple and loved gardening.
Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St. in St. Marys, died at 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2014 at Celina Manor in Celina. She was born on Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.
On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1973.