Archive - Aug 12, 2013
ST. MARYS — The smell of ribs filled the air over SummerFest Saturday afternoon as competitors served up their best dishes as part of the annual rib cook-off.
Armed with spices, rubs, sauces, smokers and grills, each competitor sought bragging rights for the year — as well as trophies and cash prizes — for having the best ribs. The cook-off drew competitors from Lima, St. Marys and New Knoxville.
Ed Scarberry, of Lima, is a veteran of rib cook-offs.
Donald L. Wagner, 83, of Celina, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Delphos, to George Patrick and Lucille (Kirshner) Wagner.
On Jan. 2, 1960, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Carthagena, he married Roberta A. Huber, who survives.
Sarah M. Marsee, 84, of 616 Hendricks Ave., St. Marys, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Valley Nursing Home in St. Marys.
She was born on May 28, 1929, in Chilton County, Ala., the daughter of G.E. and Susianna (Feezel) Bankston.
She married Carlos Marsee on Feb. 29, 1964, and he preceded her in death.
Paul E. Sawmiller, 87, of rural Spencerville, died on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1925, in Van Wert County, the son of Arthur and Mildred (Rempher) Sawmiller, who preceded him in death.
On July 14, 1947, he married Jean A. Kolter, and she survives.
Mary Louise Neumeier, 91, died after an extended illness at her Silver Street home with her children encircling her at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Mary’s wish to remain in her home was made possible through the care of her loving sons, Dick and Matt. She was eager to re-join Elmer, who died on May 14, 2012, with whom she raised 19 children to adulthood. An infant daughter Victoria preceded the couple to heaven on Aug. 14, 1964. Their daughter Rebecca Mosler, who died on Sept. 6, 2012, was also there to welcome her mother home.