Archive - May 11, 2012
Fred R. Sipes, 68, of St. Marys, died at 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on July 15, 1943, in Lima, to Ray Robert and Hilda Mabel (Virtue) Sipes, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 14, 1969, he married June E. Whitesell, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Chris (Melissa) Sipes of Neptune and Ian Sipes of Neptune; a daughter, Gina (Jeremiah) Schaeffer of Dixon, Mo.; a brother; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Dale L. Watercutter, 66, of 16 N. Cleveland St., Minster, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home of natural causes.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1946, in Minster, to Albert and Leona (Hartings) Watercutter, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a sister and brother; two sisters-in-law; nine nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
He was a veteran of the Army National Guard.
Billy O. “Bill” Eley, 85, of Haines City, Fla., formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:14 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Winterhaven Hospital in Florida, following a six-year kidney ailment.
He was born on July 26, 1926, in Lima, to Edgar C. and Naomi E. Hasting Eley, and they preceded him in death.
On June 28, 1952, he married Phyllis Ann Faurot, and she survives in Florida.
He is also survived by a daughter, Kayleen (Bev) Vance of Columbus; a granddaughter; a grandson; a great-grandson; two sisters; a sister-in-law.
Cynthia S. “Cindy” Warnecke, 53, of Knox, Ind., formerly of Spencerville, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind., following a battle with leukemia since October 2011.
She was born on April 23, 1959, in Lima, to Hubert E. “Herb” and Janice R. Burnfield Warnecke, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives in Spencerville.
ST. MARYS — In the town of Salem, Mass., in 1692, there was a community dedicated to the service of God.
The background is of “The Crucible,” a play based on a time during the Salem Witch Trials that is also described as an allegory of McCarthyism.
Tonight and Saturday night, local students will be showcasing their version of the story they are required to read in their junior English classes in a performance of which they have been working on for approximately 12 weeks.
NEW BREMEN — From singing and dancing to playing instruments and performing magic tricks, New Bremen elementary and middle school students showed off their skills Thursday afternoon for the third annual Believe in Yourself Talent Show.
“We’re extremely pleased with the number of students who signed up to share their talents with us,” Middle School Principal Howard Overman said to a packed gym before introducing the first act.