Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Rita F. Siefring, 79, of Carthagena, formerly of Burkettsville, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1931, in Yorkshire, to Joseph and Katherine (Walterbusch) Mescher, and they preceded her in death.
On June 17, 1959, in Osgood, she married Elmer J. Siefring, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2005.
Marie C. (Ratterman) Meinerding, 87, formerly of Louis Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2011, at the Versailles Health Care Center, where she had been a resident.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Dayton, to George and Jane (Barga) Ratterman, and they preceded her in death.
On June 21, 1947, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Marie was married to Ivo H. Mienerding, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1996.
Lowell E. Loughridge, 87, of 1909 Knapke Court, Celina, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Celina Manor.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1924, in Celina, to James L. and Ilo D. (Ford) Loughridge, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 17, 1945, he married Lucille C. Meier, and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2009.
Janet S. Mackenbach, 64, of 12012 Evans Road, Mendon, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1946, in Buckland, to Gerald and Leota (King) Shoffstall, and they preceded her in death.
On April 20, 1964, in Wapakoneta, she married Thomas A. Mackenbach, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2006.
Iva Jean Gibson, 77, of 111 Clearview Court, St. Marys, died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Rubin and Woodie (Webb) Burns, and they preceded her in death.
On June 10, 1954, she married Kenneth Gibson, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2000.
She is survived by her two children, Gary (Charlene) Gibson of St. Marys and Lisa (David) Coates of Scottsburg, Ind.; nine grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Jack (Opal) Burns of St. Marys.
Frederick Leo Cress, 85, of Lima, died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Vancrest of Delphos.
He was born to Cecil and Catherine Cress of Bucyrus, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia; a daughter, Kathleen (Robert) Wittorf of Sarasota Springs, Utah; two sons, Larry (Virginia) Cress of Lima and Eric (Mary) Cress of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys.
Herbert C. Topp, 72, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1939, in New Bremen, to Walter Carl and Angela Catherine (Berning) Topp, and they preceded him in death.
Janice “Janet” Elaine Seibert, 74, of 106 N. Main St., Mendon, died at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 9, 1937, in St. Marys, to William and Golda (Goodwin) Rupert, and they preceded her in death.
She married Larry Seibert, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Pam Lawson of Mendon; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers.
Donald D. “Barney” Barnes, 82, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on July 14, 1929, in Auglaize County, the son of Alfred and Mabel (Greymyre) Barnes, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 27, 1973, he married Hazel Elrod, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1996.
Leslie Rone McKinney, 55, of 430 Huffman St., St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1957, in Waynesfield, to Judge Gerald and Patricia (Butler) Rone.
On Oct. 3, 1993, in Waynesfield, she married Victor Lewis McKinney, who survives.
She is also survived by her parents, Judge Gerald and Patricia Rone of Waynesfield; by three sisters; a brother; a sister-in-law; by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister.