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November 28th, 2011

Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88

November 28, 2011

Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88, of 0605 County Road 33A, St. Marys, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Celina Manor.

Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. David Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition.

Lewis E. “Ed” Wilgus Jr., 59

November 28, 2011

Lewis E. “Ed” Wilgus Jr., 59, of Lima, formerly of Spencerville, died at noon on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green following surgery.

He was born on March 19, 1952, in Lima, the son of Lewis E. and Margaret I. “Peggy” Cook Wilgus, and they survive him in Bluffton.

On Jan. 6, 1973, he married Penny Ann Wieter, and she survives him.

Joy L. Linton, 92

November 28, 2011

Joy L. Linton, 92, of Celina, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1919, in Van Wert County, to Olen W. and Laura Wheeler Chivington, and they preceded her in death.

On March 15, 1941, she married Elmer Linton, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2001.

She is survived by a son, David (Linda) Linton of Celina; two daughters, Diana (David) Eyink of Celina and Elizabeth (Gary) Moorman of Tipp City; a sister; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Roger Raymond Heitkamp, 65

November 28, 2011

Roger Raymond Heitkamp, 65, of Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.

He was born on June 29, 1946, in Celina, to Clarence L. and Lorena E. (Riethman) Heitkamp, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 4, 1969, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, he married Margaret “Peg” L. Barlage, and she survives him.

Frank Axe, 86

November 28, 2011

Frank Axe, 86, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.

Kenneth R. Elshoff, 79

November 28, 2011

Kenneth R. Elshoff, 79, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.  

He was born on April 1, 1932, in New Knoxville, to Floranz and Esther Elshoff, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Lea; two sons, David (Heidi) and Steven (Anne); three grandchildren, Kenneth, Erich and Paige; two stepgrandchildren, Shannon and Daniel; two brothers, Eldred (Cal) of LaCanada, Calif., and Mack of New Knoxville.

He served in Korea from 1953-54, rising to the rank of staff sergeant.

Lora Collins, 75

November 28, 2011

Lora Collins, 75, of 1708 Nagel St., St. Marys, died suddenly at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1936, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Troy and Biddie (Wicker) Chaffins, and they preceded her in death.

On March 5, 1955, she married Morrell Collins, and he survives her at the residence.

Rex E. Wallace, 80

November 28, 2011

Rex E. Wallace, 80, of Celina, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys.

He was born on June 1, 1931, in Toledo, the son of Vern and Sadie Gleason Wallace, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 22, 1952, he married Delores “Jean” Brackman, and she survives him in Celina.

Group Hauls In Shoes

November 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local organization held a drive along Spring Street during Small Business Saturday.

The Family Life Center of Auglaize County hosted a community drop-off for its shoe drive on Saturday. The center is hosting the Barney the Shoeman Program, in conjunction with the Hands Across the Sea Foundation, through Wednesday.

Equipment To Help Students

November 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — Students in a local medical program recently received donations of various types of medical equipment that they can use in their classroom.

Mitch Eiting, of Midmark, made more than $19,000 in donations to Tri Star’s Med Prep program. Those donations included a new autoclave, a new portable EKG, a dental chair with accessories and a hi-lo table. The equipment will be used as part of exercises throughout the year, Med Prep instructor Janet Nelson said.

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