Archive - Aug 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.
John Drees, 48, of Minster, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at his home.Â
He was born on Sept. 13, 1964, in St. Marys, to the late Arthur P. and Rosalie (Noonan) Drees.Â
He is survived by sons Tyler and Alex, both of Minster; five sisters; three brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Â
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, celebrant.Â
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.Â
Paul T. â€śTomâ€ť Connors Sr., 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
He was born on July 23, 1950, in Estil, Ky., the son of Thomas Burton and Valley (Cooley) Connors, who preceded him in death.
On April 9, 2010, he married Kathy Wagner, and she survives.
ST. MARYS — The 30th annual SummerFest is open for business.
The annual event, which draws crowds to Memorial Park all weekend, kicked off on Thursday with the opening ceremony. Before proclaiming the event open, St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan touted SummerFest as a bridge across generations of St. Marys residents who left but the city but who come home for the event each year.