Archive - 2013
John F. “Jack” Kuffner, 84, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on March 23, 1928, in Washington D.C., the son of Fred and Dr. Elizabeth (Yahl) Kuffner.
He married Alma Shaw on July 26, 1953, and she survives at the residence.
MINSTER — A Minster resident died Thursday afternoon from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash near Fort Loramie.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene of a crash on Canal Road No. 1, four-tenths of a mile east of the Ohio 66 intersection. Ina Smith, 50, of Minster, was pronounced dead at the scene.
ST. MARYS — The Midwest Athletic Conference swept Thursday’s Division IV district semifinal games at Memorial High School to set up yet another title tilt between backyard rivals.
Minster put on another stifling defensive performance in the nightcap in a 42-30 win over Ada, while Marion Local built a double-digit lead and then staved off Kaylee Patton and the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the fourth quarter for a 61-51 win in the night’s opening contest.
St. Marys senior guard Garet Fledderjohann has been named First Team All-Western Buckeye League.
Fledderjohann, during the regular season averaged19.8 points per game, shot 40 percent from 3-point range and dished out 4.9 assists per game while becoming the third greatest scorer in Memorial High School history and passing the 1,000-point barrier. Fledderjohann currently has 1,088 points for his career — 102 points behind No. 2 on the list, Damon Goodwin, a University of Dayton standout, NBA draft pick and current Capital University head coach.
WBL All League Selections
Taylor Dackin, Bath, Senior
Kylee Bader, Celina, Senior
Britt Lauck, Shawnee, Senior
Nicole Brown, Wapakoneta, Senior
Emily Ruhe, Bath, Senior
Katie Stahl, Celina, Senior
O'sha Owens, Elida, Senior
Player of the Year: Emily Ruhe
League Champions: Bath, Greg Mauk
Erin Morrow, Van Wert, Sophomore
Sara Warner, Wapakoneta, Junior
Hillary Heiby, Celina, Senior
2013 WBL League Voting
Taren Sullivan Bath
Trey Guilliam Defiance
John E. “Jack” Thees, 69, of Celina, died at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his residence, of natural causes.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1943, in Celina, to parents Myron and Ruth (Christian) Thees, both of whom preceded him in death.
On July 22, 1967, he married Carol Kincaid Thees, who survives.
Albert H. Sutter, 72, of Mendon, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1940, in Coldwater, to Albert and Rosina (Buschor) Sutter.
He married Lena Carpenter on Jan. 2, 1985, and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Daniel Sutter of Portland, Ind., and Stanley (Jenny) Sutter of St. Henry; a daughter, Denise (Bill) Bremeck of Dublin; a stepdaughter, Holli (Lonnie) Enderud of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters.
Robert E. Bonvillian, 65, of Celina, died on Tuesday. Feb. 26, 2013, at his residence, due to a fire.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1948, in Coldwater, to parents Richard and stepmother Jo Bonvillian, who preceded him in death, and mother Delores Stein, who also preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Jeff and friend Julie Rodriguez Bonvillian of Celina; by a stepson, Jason and Brandy Muter of Anna; two daughters, Kim and Harold Fiely of Fort Recovery and Carrie and Steve Homan of Fort Recovery; four brothers; one sister; 11 grandchildren.
Bertha M. Bradley, 89, of St. Marys died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the home of her niece, Angie Young.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1924, in Whitely County, Ky., to the late Allen and Angeline Goley Roller.
Bertha was a homemaker who enjoyed working in her yard and visiting with her family and friends.