Archive - 2012
In loving memory of Sachiko Fujimoto of Tokyo, Japan, who passed away at her home after a long illness due to pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband, Kenji Fujimoto, and daughter, Akari Fujimoto, both in Tokyo. Her illness was detected shortly after her last trip to visit friends in St. Marys four years ago.
NEW KNOXVILLE — An early morning fire on Sunday destroyed a home along Country Road 33A.
New Knoxville Fire Chief Scott Schroer said his department received a call shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday to respond to a fire at a residence located at 06833 County Road 33A, between Howell and Glynwood/New Knoxville roads. When crews arrived, the fire had spread to much of the structure.
“The second story and roof were engulfed,” Schroer said. “The house was a total loss.”
ST. MARYS — Cloudy skies and the threat of rain showers did little to quell the crowd that turned out to greet Santa Claus as part of his annual visit to St. Marys.
Amid an escort of police cars and fire trucks, Santa Claus made his way down Spring Street and into his house near the shelterhouse along the Miami and Erie Canal as Winterfest and the Festival of Lights kicked off on Sunday. Even before Santa made his way to his home, dozens of eager children lined up to tell him what they wanted for Christmas this year.
Ina Mae Howell, 98, of 800 Indiana Ave. in St. Marys, died at 2:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1914, in LaFollette, Tenn. to John and Tressie (Schrimpsher) Webb.
Richard. S. Loffer, 82, of 801 W. North St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Dwayne L. Hoelscher, 33, of 405 Greenville Road, Fort Recovery, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on May 26, 1979, in Coldwater to Carolyn McNeil (Hoelscher), and she survives in Fort Recovery.
He is survived by two children, Aiden and Emma Hoelscher of Fort Recovery; his fiancé Tara Kall of Fort Recovery; the mother of his children, Jennifer Hoelscher; five siblings; two nieces; a nephew; aunts; uncles and families; a godfather; two godmothers.
Rickey W. Timbs, 57, of 7293 State Route 219, Celina, died suddenly at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in the emergency department of Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys.
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, 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, 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.