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May 15th, 2014

Edith M. Rivers, 89

May 15, 2014

Edith M. Rivers, 89, of Otterbein-Cridersville, died 10:28 a.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System. She had resided at Otterbein since Oct. 1997, after living in New Mexico and Colorado for over 50 years. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter William T. & Emma C. (Schlegel) Frey-Dunifon, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 23, 1959, she married Robert R. Rivers of Estes Park, Colo., and he died March 31, 1993.

May 14th

Juliet R. “Julie” Kidd, 88

May 14, 2014

Juliet R. “Julie” Kidd, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:20 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 6, 1925, in Glandorf, Ohio, to Charles & Frances (Deters) Ellerbrock who preceded her in death. She married John Kidd and he passed away on Sept. 5, 1967.

May 12th

Gerald C. "Jerry" Doorley, 84

May 12, 2014

Gerald C. "Jerry" Doorley, 84, of Westerville, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Ann's Hospital.
He retired from Producers Livestock Association. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church for 30 years and most recently, St. Matthew Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his children, Karen Doorley, Patrick Doorley, Joseph Doorley and Kevin (Manda) Doorley; grandchildren, Jill (Doorley) Zender, Joyce, Spencer, Jake and Tyler Doorley; great-grandson, Liam Zender; brother, Mark Doorley; many nieces and nephews.

Laura L. Gierhart, 78

May 12, 2014

Laura L. Gierhart, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:25 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima. She was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Benton Township, Pa. to Frank B. and Lois B. (Hess) Yost, who preceded her in death. On April 2, 1955, she married Rolland R. Gierhart and he passed away on March 9, 1998.

Survivors include four children, Jerri Rader and Terri Zofkie, both of Wapakoneta, Gary (Terri) Gierhart, of Cridersville and Cheryl (Marty) McDermitt, of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a brother, Frank David Yost.

May 9th

Lawrence J. “Larry” Hilty Jr., 67

May 9, 2014

Lawrence J. “Larry” Hilty Jr., 67, of Lakeview, died at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Auglaize Acres, in Wapakoneta. He was born on Nov. 13, 1946, to Lawrence J. and Marjorie M. (Nafziger) Hilty Sr., who preceded him in death. On Dec. 23, 1982, he married Wilma J. Bowersock and she survives in Lakeview.

Donald M. Schroer, 89

May 9, 2014

Donald M. Schroer, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Auglaize County, the son of Lawrence L. and Ida A. (Wierwille) Schroer, who preceded him in death. On April 15, 1945, he married A. Maxine Butler, and she died Sept. 10, 2007.

May 7th

Sylvia L. Engel, 88

May 7, 2014

Sylvia L. Engel, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:07 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center, with her children at her bedside. She was born April 20, 1926, in St Marys, to Raymond and Leila (Jacoby) Haseker. On Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Paul’s E & R Church in St. Marys, she married Donald L. Engel, who died Dec. 5, 2010.

Clinton N. ‘Goose’ Gossard, 78

May 7, 2014

Clinton N. ‘Goose’ Gossard, 78, of Lima, died at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 21, 1935, in Allen County, to Foster Nelson and Lureta E. Burden Gossard, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 14, 1958, he married Shirley, who survives.

Rosanna M. Barber Presar, 96

May 7, 2014

Rosanna M. Barber Presar, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:15 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Raymond E. and Laura F. (Schneider) Barber, Sr., who preceded her in death. On Nov. 20, 1937, she married Milton G. “Bud” Presar, and he died Nov. 2, 2002.

Survivors include, two sons, Steven Presar, of Kettering, and Ric Presar, of Cincinnati; two sisters-in-law, Helen Presar and Mary Lou Barber, both of Wapakoneta.

Jean L. Schroer, 86

May 7, 2014

Jean L. Schroer, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:35 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born March 9, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of Amos and Kathryn (Mohler) Winget, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married Willis Lee Schroer, and he died Aug. 3, 2001.

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