Archive - Oct 1, 2012
NEW BREMEN — A severe drought and 80 mph winds could not keep a handful of giant pumpkin growers from battling for bragging rights at Pumpkinfest on Saturday.
A packed crowd piled into Crown Pavilion to take in pumpkin pie bake-offs, pumpkin pie eating contests and to see some giant pumpkins as part of the annual Pumpkinfest. Jeff Wells, an organizer for the event, said this year’s extreme weather thinned some of the growers at the annual exhibition.
Margaret M. Hawkey, 87, formerly of Celina, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on May 25, 1925, in Celina, to Harry and Ica (Miller) Robbins, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 14, 1946, she married William Lloyd Hawkey, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2007.
Ethelyn A. Koons Jutte, 87, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born in St. Marys to Cleo B. Brodbeck, and she preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughters, Louisa (Paul) Boggs of Fort Wayne, Ind., Charlotte Freeman of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Nancy Alig of Portland, Ind.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Yvonne Roeser of Akron.
Ethelyn was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jutte Ibitz.
Richard Brown, 75, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1937, in Decatur, Ill., to Robert and Eleanor (Damery) Brown, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1983, he married Theresa J. Thurman-Orrender, and she survives.
Vernon W. Barhorst, 86, of South Paris Street, Minster, died at 5:28 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster.
He was born on April 30, 1926, in Fort Loramie, to Elizabeth Ernst and Frank F. Barhorst, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 19, 1949, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, he married Treva P. (Zimmerman) Barhorst, and she survives.