November 23rd, 2012
Rickey E. Isbell, 45, of 200 Knoxville Ave., St. Marys, died suddenly at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys.
Eugene F. “Gene” Bergman, 82, of 8635 Erie Drive, Maria Stein, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his home in Maria Stein.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1930, in Maria Stein, to Lawrence and Frances (Bruns) Bergman, and they preceded him in death.
On June 20, 1956, in Osgood, he married Kathleen “Kate” Schulze, and she preceded him in death 11 days ago on Nov. 10.
Richard L. Rasberry, 56, of Celina, died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1956, in Celina, to James Rasberry and Dona Lauber, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 5, 1992, he married Michele Ann Gray, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 2000.
He is survived by two brothers, Mike (Janet) Rasberry of Celina and Garry (Annette) Moorman of Heartland, Mich.; a sister, Patrica (Dennis) Pruitt of Columbia, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Mary Rasberry of Polson, Mont.
NEW BREMEN — Grandparents learned about respect, monkeys and Tony Chestnut from their grandchildren, who put on a show Tuesday afternoon for the annual Grandparents Day celebration at New Bremen Elementary.
Kindergarten students showed off their singing and dancing skills while telling their grandparents about what they have learned in school this year with a lineup of choreographed songs. Kindergarten Teacher Debbie Miller thanked the grandparents in attendance for all the work they do with their grandchildren to help them advance in school.
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NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education welcomed a new face to the school’s administration team, hiring a new treasurer at their meeting Monday night.
Donald A. Smith, 80, of 277 Jack Oak Point Road, in St. Marys, died at 6:27 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on May 11, 1932, in Wayland, Ky., to Virgil and Rena (Slone) Smith, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in Allen, Ky.
On Sept. 24, 1952, in Martin, Ky., he married Elsie Hall, who survives.
MINSTER — Rick Armon began writing about beer more than 12 years ago, when the features editor at the Democrat and Chronicle asked him to start a beer column.
Donald Smith, 80, of 277 Jack Oak Point Road, St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Laura Roediger, 54, of 7720 Riley Road, Celina, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Sept. 3, 1958, in Dayton, to Charles and Nancy Gray, and they survive in Sidney.
On June 4, 1977, she married Jeff Roediger, and he survives.
She is survived by her sons, Nick (Brandi) and Chad (Halleh), both of Celina; a granddaughter; two brothers; a special cousin; her sister-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her sister.