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September 25th

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.

September 24th

Randy J. Weiler, 54

September 24, 2012

Randy J. Weiler, 54, of Celina, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1958, in St. Marys, to Richard Weiler and Bettey Cotterman Weiler, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in St. Marys.

He married Nancy Weitzel Weiler, and she survives in Celina.

Joy Ann (Rose) McLear, 59

September 24, 2012

Joy Ann (Rose) McLear, 59, of  Greenville, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on March 20, 1953, in Coldwater, the daughter of Raphael and Mary Helen (Waterbusch) Rose, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in New Bremen.

She is also survived by her siblings, Ronald Rose of New Bremen, Charlene (Mark) Piening of Minster, Robert Rose of Botkins, James Rose of New Bremen and Michael Rose of New Bremen; a brother-in-law, Jeff Sommer of Minster; a number of nieces and nephews.

Lee Kuck, 67

September 24, 2012

Lee Kuck, 67, of New Bremen, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.  

He was born on Jan. 7, 1945, in New Bremen, the son Ewald and Esther (Quellhorst) Kuck, and they preceded him in death.

Gerald L. Seibert, 83

September 24, 2012

Gerald L. Seibert, 83, of Lima, formerly of Spencerville, died at 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82

September 24, 2012

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dale W. Miller, 78

September 24, 2012

Dale W. Miller, 78, formerly of Garfield St., Minster, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1934, in Cincinnati, to Florence Miller. He was also raised by dear friend Florence Ballard.  

On Nov. 3, 1956, in St. Johns Catholic Curch in Maria Stein, he married Marilyn C. Thobe, and she survives in Piqua.

He is also survived by his children, Kristine (Mike) Gorman of Piqua and Tony (Amy) Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren.

September 21st

Treva I. Westerheide, 87

September 21, 2012

Treva I. Westerheide, 87, of 124 N. Frankfort St., Minster, died at 11:37 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

She was born on July 19, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to the late Ralph and Irene (Walkup) Vogelsang. She married Allen F. Westerheide on June 16, 1945, in Florida. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1984.

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