Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Pastor John W. Daniel Sr., 80, of 15786 State Route 66, St. Marys, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1932, in Pineville, Ky., the son of Willie Lee and Icy Mae (Partin) Daniel.
He married Pauline Rhodes on Jan. 13, 1951, and she survives at the residence.
Mary Jane Liming, 85, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Gardens of Celina.
Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Carolyn M. Blackburn, 90, of Wapakoneta died on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in front of her residence from injuries suffered from a single auto accident.
She was born on April 27, 1922, in Ada, the daughter of Melvin and Freda (Freymuth) Stinebaugh, who preceded her in death.
On June 21, 1942, she married Guy W. Blackburn, and he died on Jan. 2, 2005.
Survivors include four cousins; three special friends and their families; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great- nieces; a sister-in-law, Emma Jane, Ariz.
Robert Lee Prater, 80, of Vinton, (formerly of St. Marys) passed away on Tuesday, Dec.18, 2012, in Holzer Senior Care Center in Gallipolis.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1932, in Garrett, Ky., son of the late Hager and Laura (Ratliff) Prater.
Melvin Donald Leugers, 74, of Celina, passed away at 1:34 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1938, in Neptune, to the late Henry and Nellie (Schwartz) Leugers.
He is survived by his two sons, Donald (Dawn) Leugers of Celina and Scott (Teresa) Leugers of Celina; a daughter, Linda (David) Eichler of Celina; seven grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law.
Melvin was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law; by a sister and brother-in-law.
Nancy Jean Templeton, 64, of 102 N. Bielefeld St., New Knoxville, died at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on March 15, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Wilfred “Bud” and Ruth (Vance) Nagel.
She was married to John D. Templeton on Jan. 3, 1995, in Fairborn. He survives at the residence.
Rea Almeda Chapman, 79, of 361 Center St. in St. Henry, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in the Gardens at Celina.
She was born on June 27, 1933, to the late Verlin and Frances (Cain) Howery in Carpenter.
On Jan. 29, 1955, she married Ralph R. Chapman, her loving husband for 58 years, who survives.
Lester I. Topp, 85, New Bremen, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on May 14, 1927, in Chicksaw, the son of Ernest and Lucinda (Steinecker) Topp, who preceded him in death.
On Sept. 24, 1949, he married Ruth A. Stutz, and she survives in New Bremen.
Betty Jordan, 88, of 11324 Bobwhite Lane in St. Marys, died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1924, in St. Marys, to Dr. George and Mildred (Mack) Place.
On June 10, 1945, in St. Marys, she married Robert Jordan, who died on April 30, 2006.
Thomas G. Cross, 65, formerly of 618 W. Spring St. in St. Marys, died at 7:21 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Ohio Veterans’ Home in Georgetown, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1947, in Lima, to Harry and Doris (Goodwin) Cross.
Survivors include a son, Travis (Caroline) Cross of Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Tessa (Todd) Trail of Dallas, Ga. and Stephanie Cross of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, Alex, Chance, Tyler, Tanner, Tayla and Tristen; a sister, Lesta (Carl) Thoene of St. Marys.