July 7th, 2011
The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99, a long-time priest who served many parishes in the area, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the infirmary of St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Diane Sue Koons, 70, of 1815 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Sept. 5, 1940, in Sidney, the daughter of William and Eldora (Hughes) Haney, and they preceded her in death.
On July 2, 1963, she married Roger R. Koons, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2009.
ST. MARYS — Three St. Marys locals will be heading to Columbus later this month to participate in the state’s fair band.
Current St. Marys Memorial High School seniors, Troy Newlove and Drew Poppe, will join alumnus Tanner Zizelman to participate in the 2011 All-Ohio State Fair Band during the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.
“We go down the 23rd,” Newlove said. “Then we have four days of nonstop practice before the fair starts. We have performances all throughout the fair.”
ST. MARYS — A group of residents with community service on their minds will be handing out putters and scorecards for the next eight weeks as part of a service project.
Clients of Anthony Wayne Services’ Day-Hab Services will be volunteering at the miniature golf course at K.C. Geiger Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through August starting next week. The facility, located at 1621 Celina Road, St. Marys, also will donate its proceeds to various local nonprofit groups.
Wednesday, July 6
Local Sports Schedule
ACME Auglaize County Sectional at Minster
Minster vs. Wapakoneta, 6 p.m.
ACME Mercer County Sectional at Coldwater
Coldwater vs. Celina/Marion Local
Grand Lake Mariners at Lima Locos, 7 p.m.
MINSTER — A rough start to Tuesday night’s game didn’t deter the Minster ACME baseball team from assuring itself of a trip to the district tournament.
Minster pushed a run across in the bottom of the sixth inning and advanced to the title game of the Auglaize County sectional tournament with a 5-4 win over top-seeded St. Marys at Hanover Street Park.
Tuesday, July 5
Minster 5, St. Marys 4
MINSTER — A rough start to Tuesday night's game didn't deter the Minster ACME baseball team from assuring itself of a trip to the district tournament.
Fred W. Struben Jr., 85, of Westport, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1926, in Nebraska, Ind., to Fredrick William and Flora (Lienhoop) Struben, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 7, 1949, in Cincinnati, he married Dorothy Marie Fish, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 1978. On June 8, 1984, in Elizabethtown, he married Joyce Ann Crawhorn, and she survives him.
Pamela J. Johnson Mangin Stover, 64, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on May 3, 1947, to Harold A. and Lola M. (Colley) Johnson in Lima. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Lima.
On March 27, 1965, she married Donald D. Mangin Sr. On July 8, 1979, she married William F. Stover, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1998.
Phillip M. Lewis, 55, of 117 S. Main St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1955, in Celina, the son of Raymond K. and Nora (Colwell) Lewis, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter, Mahala Lewis of Savannah, Ga.; a granddaughter, Eisabella Bush of Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Bonnie (Bruce) Opperman of Elida; a stepsister, Judy (Chuck) Cuffaro of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; several nieces.