Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — It was a busy weekend for the Resource and Opportunity Center in St. Marys.
A 5K Saturday morning raised funds for the center, the proceeds of Christian music festival Waynestock went to the cause and on Sunday, founders Joe and Bev Hurlburt rounded out the week serving a weekly free supper. As the ROC creeps up on its first birthday Oct. 1, the founders can look back at how the center has grown into its mission of giving people the resources they need to make success for themselves.
Janet S. “Jan” Siedel, 64, of rural Spencerville, died at 2:58 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She had been ill since December 2012.
She was born on July 2, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of Gerald E. and Frances A. Protsman Thompson.
Her father survives in Spencerville and her mother is deceased.
On Aug. 7, 1971, she married Alan W. Siedel, who died on Aug. 30, 2007.
She is survived by her son, Scott A. Siedel and daughter, Kris J. Siedel, both of Spencerville; her brother; two nephews; a niece.
Theresa A. Younker, 50, of 1470 Meadowview Drive in Celina, passed away at her residence on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
She was born on Jan. 2, 1963, to the late Walter and Edna (Tipton) Younker in Van Wert.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dustin and Danielle Younker of Celina; three brothers and two sisters-in-law.
She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be left at LHDFuneralHome.com
Janice M. Smith, 62, of Celina, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1951, in Pomeroy.
Her parents, Chalmer and JoeAnn Vannoy Whittaker, are both deceased.
She married Frank Smith on Dec. 31, 2006, and he survives.
She is also survived by a stepdaughter, Heather Crouch of Marysville; three brothers; one sister; four grandsons; a granddaughter; and her mother-in-law, Nelva Smith; and; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law.
Edward Egbert, 73, of Charlotte, N.C., died on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C.
He was born on May 26, 1940, in Sidney, to the late Verlin and Kathryn (Glass) Egbert.
He is survived by daughters Tina Kimble of Dayton, and Tammy Egbert of Sidney; and son Roger Egbert; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by son Gregory and daughter Lisa.
Bonnie (Ayers) Lutterbeck, 54, of St. Marys, died at 5:21 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at her parents’ home.
She was born on Feb. 10, 1959, in Decatur, Ind., to Jim and Jeanette (Winkler) Ayers. Both survive in St. Marys.
Gary L. “Gizmo” Gossard Sr., 62, of Celina, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1950, in Celina, the son of the late Melvin and Maxine (Zwiebel) Gossard.
He was a 1969 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Gary was a member of the Beaver Chapel Church.
He enjoyed hunting and collecting Native American artifacts. He also enjoyed helping with auctions. He loved meeting and talking with people and children.
Paul M. Johnides, 87, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Miller House in Celina.
Paul was from Wooster, where he lived most of his life and recently moved to Celina to be with his family.
He married Donalee Sue Arnette, who died on Aug. 6, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1925, to the late George and Ruth (Briggs) Johnides in Yorkville.
Dolores L. Homan, 90, formerly of McCartyville, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born on May 21, 1923, in Frenchtown, to the late Joseph and Emma (Neargarder) Smith.
She married Aloys J. Homan on April 16, 1947, in Frenchtown. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1982.
James H. Maze, 80, of 700 Hillcrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 13, 1933, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Clarence and Jessie (Jones) Maze.
He married Muriel Bensman on Aug. 3, 1957, at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster; she survives at the residence.