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Perry William Shepherd Jr., 64

January 25, 2013

Perry William Shepherd Jr., 64, of 661 Grove Lane in St. Marys, died at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on July 28, 1948, in Piqua, to Perry W. and Delora (Creager) Shepherd.

Survivors include three sisters; his stepmother, Patricia Shepherd  of St. Marys; a cousin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Parry W. Shepherd Sr.; a sister; by his paternal grandparents.

He was a graduate of Piqua High School.

Victoria “Vicki” Lynn Otis, 66

January 25, 2013

Victoria “Vicki” Lynn Otis, 66, died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic of natural causes.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1946 in Celina to parents Dr. James J. Otis, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2013, and Betty Hamel, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2010.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law; by two sisters and brothers-in-law.

She was preceded in death by 11 nieces and nephews; by 16 great-nieces and nephews.

Zacharias Louis Ross

January 25, 2013

Zacharias Louis Ross, stillborn son of Jason and Jessica (Schmackers) Ross of Coldwater, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys.

He is survived by a brother; a sister; three sets of grandparents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater, the Rev. Marc Soellner, officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Cranberry Prairie. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Margaret E. Weitz, 103

January 25, 2013

Margaret E. Weitz, 103, formerly of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Heartland Nursing Home in Hillsboro.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1909, in Hopewell Township, Mercer County to John H. and Nettie (Smith) Now.

She was married to Clarence Weitz on Oct. 4, 1930, and he died on Jan. 8, 1995.

Joan H. Sunderman, 81

January 25, 2013

Joan H. Sunderman, 81, of Hilliard, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Joan was born in New Bremen and graduated from New Bremen High School, class of 1949. She worked as a secretary at both New Bremen High School and Ohio Dominican University. Joan fell in love with the late Duane Sunderman and the two were married in 1953 and began their lives together. Joan was a graceful lady who loved to listen, help and care for others. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she helped with many organizations throughout the years and met wonderful friends.

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