Archive - Dec 2012
Melvin Donald Leugers, 74, of Celina, passed away at 1:34 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1938, in Neptune, to the late Henry and Nellie (Schwartz) Leugers.
He is survived by his two sons, Donald (Dawn) Leugers of Celina and Scott (Teresa) Leugers of Celina; a daughter, Linda (David) Eichler of Celina; seven grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law.
Melvin was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law; by a sister and brother-in-law.
Nancy Jean Templeton, 64, of 102 N. Bielefeld St., New Knoxville, died at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on March 15, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Wilfred “Bud” and Ruth (Vance) Nagel.
She was married to John D. Templeton on Jan. 3, 1995, in Fairborn. He survives at the residence.
Rea Almeda Chapman, 79, of 361 Center St. in St. Henry, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in the Gardens at Celina.
She was born on June 27, 1933, to the late Verlin and Frances (Cain) Howery in Carpenter.
On Jan. 29, 1955, she married Ralph R. Chapman, her loving husband for 58 years, who survives.
Lester I. Topp, 85, New Bremen, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on May 14, 1927, in Chicksaw, the son of Ernest and Lucinda (Steinecker) Topp, who preceded him in death.
On Sept. 24, 1949, he married Ruth A. Stutz, and she survives in New Bremen.
Betty Jordan, 88, of 11324 Bobwhite Lane in St. Marys, died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1924, in St. Marys, to Dr. George and Mildred (Mack) Place.
On June 10, 1945, in St. Marys, she married Robert Jordan, who died on April 30, 2006.
Thomas G. Cross, 65, formerly of 618 W. Spring St. in St. Marys, died at 7:21 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Ohio Veterans’ Home in Georgetown, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1947, in Lima, to Harry and Doris (Goodwin) Cross.
Survivors include a son, Travis (Caroline) Cross of Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Tessa (Todd) Trail of Dallas, Ga. and Stephanie Cross of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, Alex, Chance, Tyler, Tanner, Tayla and Tristen; a sister, Lesta (Carl) Thoene of St. Marys.
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.