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Archive - Nov 2012

November 30th

Larry R. Vernatt, 59

November 30, 2012

Larry R. Vernatt, 59, of Celina, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1953, in Garden City, Mich. to George and Grace Dewald.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Walker-Vernatt  of Celina; a son, Charles Vernatt  of Celina; three grandchildren, Tyler Vernatt, Destiny Vernatt and Cecelia Vernatt; three sisters, Barbara Dewald  of Garden City, Mich., Lori Dewald  of Garden City, Mich. and Beth Dewald  of New York, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; a sister.

Della Ellen Anderson, 94

November 30, 2012

Della Ellen Anderson, 94, of Van Wert, died at 6:18 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.

She was born on March 14, 1918, in Parma, Mo., the daughter of Laura (Riggs) and Leonard Martin, both of whom preceded her in death.

On April 21, 1945, she married Sidney E. Anderson, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1992.

Stanley E. Hertenstein, 86

November 30, 2012

Stanley E. Hertenstein, 86, of New Bremen died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. following a brief illness at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.  

He was born on March 4, 1926, near St. Marys.  

He was the son of Lance A. and Mary E. (McConnell) Hertenstein.  On June 4, 1949, he married Dorothy M. Nuesmeyer, who preceded him in death on May 4, 2010.  

Maureen Landreman, 71

November 30, 2012

Maureen Landreman, 71, of Butler Township, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was born in St. Marys on April 29, 1941, to Lawrence Hart and Edith (Fark) McMillin, who preceded her in death.

Maureen graduated from Memorial High School in St. Marys and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design, where she honed her artistic skills. She retired from the Wright State School of Medicine as an administrative assistant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Geannine Johnson.

Ruth E. Leugers, 88

November 30, 2012

Ruth E. Leugers, 88, of St. Marys died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on May 15, 1924, in Celina to Edmund J. and Frances K. (Meyer) Pax.

On Nov. 20, 1946, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, OH she married Lloyd “Louie” Leugers, who preceded her in death on April 5, 2001.

Rider Looks To The Future

November 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — For Memorial High School senior Megan Schmehl, life — for the moment — is all about school and sports.

Schmehl participates in cheerleading, soccer, and is on the bowling team at St. Marys. She played stopper and sweeper for the soccer team. Schmehl just joined the bowling team this year, after being recruited by the coach since she was a freshman.

“They’ve been trying to get me to do it for like, four years now,” Schmehl said. “I could never do it until the dual sporting came into play.”

Goodfellows Return

November 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — An army of volunteers will soon take to the St. Marys Armory all in the name of giving this holiday season.

Goodfellows, which distributes toys and food to needy families within the St. Marys School District, is accepting applications for this season. St. Marys Community Foundation Administrator Mike Makley said the program has been active in the community for more than 50 years.

Ethel Jean Brewer, 71

November 30, 2012

Ethel Jean Brewer, 71, of 712 W. North St.,  St. Marys, died at the Lima Memorial Hospital Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, after a brief illness. Ethel was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Sneedville, Tenn. the daughter of Norman and Grace (Cinnamon) Mullins.

Her father died shortly after Ethel was born, and she was lovingly raised by her mother and stepfather, Reuben Standifer.

 She married Dean A. Brewer on Dec. 10, 1957, in Sneedville and on May 31, 2011, he preceded her in death.

Richard H. Brackman, 90

November 30, 2012

Richard H. Brackman, 90, of 1528 State Route 716, Maria Stein, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center.

He was born on June 6, 1922, in Maria Stein to Vincent H. Brackman and Rosa E. Bohman, who preceded him in death.

Winter Events Team Up

November 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — The holiday season kicks off in St. Marys on Sunday as two winter events come together.

Winterfest and the Festival of Lights will take place in the area near the shelterhouse on High Street, between the Miami and Erie Canal and the St. Marys River. Winterfest will start at 3 p.m. with a parade through the streets of downtown St. Marys and end with Santa Claus making an appearance. Local musicians also are set to perform in the shelterhouse. Acts will play every 15 minutes from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with Christmas music during breaks.

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