Archive - Dec 18, 2012
Lester Topp, 85, of New Bremen, died at 4:15 a.m. Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Thomas Cross, 65, formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown. Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Ronald D. Spitler, 78, of 10983 Schroeder Road, St. Marys, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec.16, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 13, 1934, in Potsdam, the son of Roscoe and Irene (Marker) Spitler.
He married Carmelita De Salva on Nov. 23, 1969, and she survives at the residence.
Audrey Lynne Moore, 35, of Payne, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center after bravely fighting a lengthy battle with cancer.
Audrey was born in Paulding on Feb. 16, 1977, a daughter of Nancy (Thompson) and Tony Burkley.
On Aug. 26, 2000, she married Chad Moore.
She was the Director of Student Life at IPFW and enjoyed providing the orientation program for students and parents and instilling leadership skills in her students to provide a more fulfilling college experience.
ST. MARYS — If awareness of head injuries had been as focused six years ago as it is now, parent and tennis coach Brice Brenneman says he might have worried more about the three sports concussions his son suffered while in high school.
“The first one was a routine heading in soccer,” Brenneman said. “He came home, got sick, fell asleep. The first one the doctors treated as a fluke.”
The second and third concussions were treated more seriously, however, leading doctors to recommend he wear a foam padded helmet to play sports.
ST. MARYS — The seventh and eighth grade choir and band students at St. Marys Middle School performed their annual holiday concert yesterday evening to a full house.
Guests who arrived shortly before the performance had to stand because every seat in the auditorium was filled.
Seventh-Grade Band Director Dane Newlove led the students in their first song, “Deck the Halls With Dazzling Drummers,” which, as the title suggests, was dominated by its drummers. This added life to a traditional holiday tune.