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January 10th

Rosemary Knapke, 89

January 10, 2012

Rosemary Knapke, 89, of Celina, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1923, in Indiana, to Oscar F. and Marie C. (Baker) Schaadt, and they preceded her in death.

On Aug. 23, 1941, she married Ivo H. Knapke, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1976.

She is survived by a daughter, Maryanne Knapke of Celina; a sister.

She was preceded in death by four sisters.

Patricia L. Bradford, 80

January 10, 2012

Patricia L. Bradford, 80, of West Chester, Formerly of 1469 James Drive, Celina, died at 12:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Chesterwood Village in West Chester.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1931, in Celina, to Basil and Jessie (Merinar) Granger, and they preceded her in death.

On Feb. 24, 1951, she married Arthur J. Bradford, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2008.

She is survived by two sons, Kevin R. Bradford of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Kim D. (Jill) Bradford of West Chester; two grandsons; a brother; two sisters.

Jean Ackley, 78

January 10, 2012

Jean Ackley, 78, of 225 N. Chestnut St., St. Marys, a resident of the Gardens of Celina, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.

She was born on Aug. 21, 1933, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Moeller) Boltz, and they preceded her in death.

She married Cloyd Ackley, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1967.

January 6th

Joyce Ann Aufderhaar, 56

January 6, 2012

Joyce Ann Aufderhaar, 56, a resident of the Gardens of Celina, formerly of 320 W. Market St., St. Marys, died at 5:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1955, in Lima, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Henkener) Aufderhaar, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her at the Gardens of Celina.

Norma L. Fronk Miller, 86

January 6, 2012

Norma L. Fronk Miller, 86, of Spencerville, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on March 6, 1925, to Frank and Minnie Stirn Fronk, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three sons, Randy (Linda) Miller, Lindsay (Misty Hadding) Miller and Kim (Traci Suarez) Miller; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters; a brother; two sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother; two sisters; eight brothers and sisters-in-law.

Norma L. Miller, 86

January 6, 2012

Norma L. Miller, 86, of Spencerville, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Funeral services are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Marian Albers Holthaus, 83

January 6, 2012

Marian Albers Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.  

She was born on Nov. 8, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Anthony and Helen (Raterman) Albers, and they preceded her in death.  

On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Norbert C. Holthaus, and he survives in Wapakoneta.

Eva Bigelow–Carver, 82

January 6, 2012

Eva Bigelow–Carver, 82, formerly of 524 Locust St., St. Marys, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on July 15, 1929, in Langley, Ark., to Lon and Lenora (Cowart) Brown, and they preceded her in death.

January 5th

Suzann T. Sunderland, 63

January 5, 2012

Suzann T. Sunderland, 63, of Celina, died at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1948, in Mercer County, to Wilferd Rutschilling and Alma Schemmel, and they preceded her in death.

On May 16, 1970, she married Harry Mike Sunderland, and he survives her.

Marian Holthaus, 83

January 5, 2012

Marian Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta, where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

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