June 27th, 2012
Betty Jane Purdy, 90, of Celina, died on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on April 10, 1922, in Kankakee, Ill., to Jacob and Lucille (Hays) Cline, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 11, 1945, she married Don M. Purdy, and he preceded her in death 28 hours earlier on June 24.
Margene E. Graessle, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born on May 22, 1916, in Buckland, to Edgar R. and Carrie M. (Snyder) Mertz, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 28, 1939, she married Frederick W. Graessle, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2003.
She is survived by a brother; four nephews; a niece; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; five great-great-newphews; a close family friend.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law.
Walter C. Vogel, 75, of 14455 County Road 66-A, St. Marys, died at 4:14 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1937, in Medina, to Edward and Lillian (Pritchard) Vogel, and they preceded him in death.
On June 20, 1959, in Kenton, he married Ann L. Oberlitner, and she survives.
NEW BREMEN — Because cartoon characters vary in shapes, sizes and colors, “Cartoon Guy” Jeff Nichols says there are no mistakes when drawing the characters.
“There’s no such thing as a mistake when you’re drawing cartoons,” Nichols said to a crowd of children gathered at the New Bremen Public Library Tuesday afternoon.
Nichols held a program at the library to demonstrate how to draw a few cartoon characters.
Eileen M. Burris, 92, formerly of 1706 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1919, in Auglaize County, to Cloice and Alma (Zink) Naylor, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 11, 1938, she married James F. Nester, and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1968. She then married Doug Burris on May 15, 1969, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2006.
Walter Vogel, 75, of St. Marys, died on Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Josephine F. Baker, 96, of Piqua, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her residence.
Jo was born on March 5, 1916, in Dayton, to Ignatius J. and Clara H. (Bubolz) Weinert, and they preceded her in death.
On June 12, 1939, in Norwalk, Jo married C. Oscar Baker, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1974.
Don M. Purdy, 89, of Celina, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1923, in Center Township, to Floyd and Ella (Miller) Purdy, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 11, 1945, he married Betty Jane (Cline), and she survives him.
He is also survived by two sons, Mark (Barbara) Purdy of San Jose, Calif., and Michael Purdy of Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Jayme (Jim) Karen of Dallas, Texas, and Lisa (Bill) Wade of Apple Valley, Minn.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
ST. MARYS — Appeals judges in Lima reduced the felony conviction for gross sexual imposition of Doug Wine late Monday morning.
In a ruling issued by the judges from the Third District Court of Appeals, Wine's conviction for gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, has been reduced to a third-degree misdemeanor of sexual imposition. The case has been remanded to Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.
June 25: There will be a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
The New Knoxville Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
June 26: The New Bremen Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
June 27: There will be a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.