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January 16th, 2014

Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89

January 16, 2014

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.

January 15th

L. Mark Verdier, 71

January 15, 2014

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

January 15, 2014

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.   

January 14th

Virginia Mae Treiber, 97

January 14, 2014

Virginia Mae Treiber, 97, of St. Leonard Community in Centerville, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. 

Shirley Ann Richardson, 79

January 14, 2014

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.

January 13th

Robert L. Miller, 84

January 13, 2014

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

January 13, 2014

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.

January 9th

Ronald A. Steinke, 75

January 9, 2014

Ronald A. Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.  He was born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Lima, to Isadore and Loretta Schnippel Steinke.  He married Cornelia M. Rosenbauer on April 28, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 2007.

Mr. Steinke had worked at Koneta Rubber Company and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He enjoyed painting, woodworking and spending time with family and neighbors.  

William H. Brown, 62

January 9, 2014

William H. Brown, 62, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born on Aug. 19, 1951, in Lima, to Lewis D. & Helen M. (Ruck) Brown who preceded him in death.

Jerry L. Speckman, 78

January 9, 2014

Jerry L. Speckman, 78, of 1119 Robin Road in St. Marys, died at 2:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 , 2014, at JTDM hospital, with his wife and children at his side. He was born on Nov. 10, 1935, in St. Marys, to Fred J. and Florence B.  (Langsdon) Speckman. On April 24, 1954, in Wapakoneta, he married Marilyn S. Elsass, who survives.

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