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Gerald L. Seibert, 83

September 25, 2012

Gerald L. Seibert, 83, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on May 23, 1929, in Spencerville, to Gilbert L. Seibert and Cleo (Counts) Seibert, and they preceded him in death.

On April 2, 1949, he married Jane E. Brockert, and she survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Nancy (Ken) Williamson of Webster Groves, Mo., and Joyce (Larry) Bakle of Maumee; a brother; three sisters; a brother-in-law.

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82

September 25, 2012

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, a lifelong resident of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on April 27, 1930, in Spencerville, to John Burdette and Thelma Grace DeLong Purdy, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 15, 1949, he married LaVonne “Bonnie” Strayer, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2007.

Eugene B. “Gene” Pleiman, 80

September 25, 2012

Eugene B. “Gene” Pleiman, 80, of Russia, died at 5:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1932, in Russia, to August A. and Lavera (Voisard) Pleiman, and they preceded him in death.

On Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, he married Mary Louise Finfrock, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2001.

He is survived by his daughters, Becky Pleiman of Russia, Diann (David) McGarvey of Davidsonville, Md., and Lori Ward of Lebanon; two grandchildren; seven siblings.

Paula Burris, 63

September 25, 2012

Paula Burris, 63, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.

 Rites will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

 A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.

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