January 24th, 2012
Marilyn I. Smith, 80, of Celina, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Mercer Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1931, in Coldwater, to Clarence and Gladys (Ellis) Crouch, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by four sons, Paul W. Legg of Grover Hill, Ricky (Terry) Legg of Celina, Johnny Legg of Celina and Anthony M. Smith of Celina; two daughters, Vicky (Kenneth) Jones of Mendon and Vivian I. “Ivy” (Duane) Jutte of Mendon; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.
Ursula M. Boise, 93, of West Liberty, died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1918, in Dayton, to Jesse C. and Lura E. (Moore) Poor, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 19, 1941, she married Dr. John F. Boise, and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1997.
She is survived by two sons, Rex Owen Boise of West Liberty and Bruce Allen Boise of Key West, Fla.; a brother; a sister; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law.
CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating the county's first fatality of 2012.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office is investigating a single-vehicle, fatal crash that occurred on Mercer-Darke County Line Road, just west of Cochran Road. At approximately 5:14 a.m. Monday, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office notified Mercer County Central Dispatch of a motor vehicle crash on the Mercer-Darke County Line Road. After Darke County deputies arrived, it was determined the crash occurred in Mercer County.
The Ottoville at Minster girls basketball game, which was postponed on Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Ottoville is the No. 1 -ranked team in the state of Ohio in Division IV.
JACKSON CENTER 64, NEW BREMEN 55
JACKSON CENTER — The New Bremen boys basketball team took too long to match stride with unbeaten Jackson Center.
A 17-1 Tiger run that started late in the first quarter and lasted into the second quarter proved to be a key stretch for Jackson Center in a 64-55 win over New Bremen on Saturday night in front of a packed house at Jackson Center.
NEW KNOXVILLE 57, JACKSON CENTER 42
JACKSON CENTER — New Knoxville’s balanced scoring proved to be more potent than the one-woman show that was Jackson Center’s Brooke Richard.
A trio of Rangers scored in double figures in New Knoxville’s 57-42 win over Jackson Center on Saturday afternoon.
Paige Lehman led the way with 18 points, Meg Reineke added 13 points and Haley Horstman had 12 points in the win.
Patricia Winget, 61, of Celina, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1951, in Coldwater, to Jasephine McEvoy and Harry Joseph, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 28, 1968, she married William G. Winget, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2008.
She is survived by three sons, William (Angel) Winget of Celina, Brian P. Winget of Celina and Dustin J. Winget of Celina; three sisters; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Gilbert J. Sturwold, 78, formerly of Newport, died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1933, in St. Patrick, to John and Mary (Dwenger) Sturwold, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by four brothers; a brother in-law.
He was preceded in death by three sisters; two sisters-in-law.
Gilbert was a veteran of the Korean War, having served for the U.S. Army in Orleans, France, for 16 months.
The Rev. Donald E. Davis, 86, of Celina, died at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Mercer Health in Coldwater.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1925, in Celina, to Mable Gaus and Russ Davis, and they preceded him in death.
On May 8, 1947, he married Virginia L. Grunden, and she survives him.
He is also survived by a sister-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tess Ann Davis; two brothers.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
William D’Addurno, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.