Archive - May 2013
Gerald H. Siebert, 72, of 3228 Swawp Road in Celina, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at his residence in Celina.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1940, in Celina, to the late Harold and Opal (Linn) Siebert.
Survivors include his son, Mark Siebert, of Whitehouse; daughters and son-in-law, Amy Siebert of Whitehouse, Trina and Dave Elieff of Liberty Center; four grandchildren; a brother.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Roy Butts.
Allen W. Ridgway, 55, of Michigan City, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at home.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1957, in Bluffton, Ind., to Vaughn Emery and Lettie Marie (Miller) Ridgway. Allen is survived by his children, Heather (Michael) Wilson and Eric (Monaka) Ridgway, both of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; his sister, Mary Howard of LaPorte and his brother, Keith Ridgway of Batesville, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael “Speaky” Speakman, 67, of 823 Greenvale Ave. in St. Marys, ultimately defeated cancer on his own terms when he was finally called home at 3:28 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and cat, Phoebe.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1946, in Van Wert, to Ralph and Betty (Severn) Speakman.
On May 20, 1972, in St. Marys, he married Trudy Solomon, who survives.
SPENCERVILLE — The Minster boys and girls track and field teams ran away from the field to sweep the Division III district titles at Spencerville on Saturday afternoon, while New Knoxville and New Bremen will be sending athletes to Piqua this week for the regional meet, as well.
Division III District Track Meet at Spencerville Photos:
ST. MARYS — Fire crews from two local departments helped battle a garage fire on Oliver Street Sunday night.
The St. Marys Fire Department received a phone call at 7:58 p.m. Sunday reporting a garage fire at 809 Oliver St. When crews arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames and threatened to spread to the main structure.
FOSTORIA — The St. Marys track team is sending four more individuals to the regional meet after strong performances in the Division II district meet at Fostoria on Friday evening.
After the St. Marys girls 3200 meter relay team punched its ticket for Lexington earlier in the week, four Rider individuals placed in the top four on Friday to advance.
ST. MARYS — Former Ohio State forward J.J. Sullinger recently could be seen sporting a St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer t-shirt around Columbus, a place where for three generations his family has become a sort of First Family of basketball.
The connection the former Ohio State basketball player made with some Memorial High School grads on a Buckeye-themed cruise will bring Sullinger and some friends to St. Marys this summer.
ST. MARYS — After completing coursework a semester early to go to boot camp last February, senior Priscilla Dodson will return on Sunday to walk in commencement with her graduating class at Memorial High School, but set apart, in her dress blues, as a Marine.
It’s not the first time Dodson will feel different from her classmates.
Marcille A. Sailor, 86, of Jackson Center, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Miami Valley Medical Center, Dayton.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1926, in Shelby County, the daughter of George F. and Matilda Kempfer Wildermuth, who preceded her in death.
Harold E. Hesse, 89, of Spencerville, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Van Wert Community Hospice Center, with his son and daughter at his side.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1923, in Mendon, the son of Ralph Ernest and Ethel Mae Shank Hesse, who preceded him in death.
He had been married to Verna M. Rasberry, who survives in St. Marys. On April 23, 1977, he married Vivian Kay Grear, who died on June 24, 2008.