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January 4th

James Willam Champ, 67

January 4, 2013

James Willam Champ, 67, formerly of Spencerville and Lima, died at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton, where he had resided since Oct. 22, 2012.

He was born on May 14, 1945, in Lima, a son of James Lewis and Elva Iota “Odie” Adams Champ, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by a sister; two nephews; a niece; several great-nieces and nephews.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era from 1966 to 1970.

January 3rd

Cherl Durie Russell, 65

January 3, 2013

Cherl Durie Russell, 65, of 1107 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, following a brief illness.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1947, in Van Wert, the daughter of Billy and Florence (Vermilya) Agler.

She married  Harvey Russell on June 29, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2009.

January 2nd

Robert “Bob” E. Blew, 81

January 2, 2013

Robert  “Bob” E. Blew, 81, of Celina, died at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, of natural causes.

He was born on April 24, 1931, in Columbus to parents Harry Blew and Leona Bevans Blew, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Nov. 28, 1953, he married Marilyn Fell, who preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2010.

He is survived by a son, Larry (Sally) Blew of Hamilton, Mich.; a brother; two sisters-in-law.

He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean War.

Miriam B. Holtkamp, 93

January 2, 2013

Miriam B. Holtkamp, 93, a resident at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community near Sidney, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1919, in Shelby County to Herbert and Mary (Zorn) Fogt.  

She married Llewellyn “Charlie” W. Holtkamp on June 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1970.

Sharon M. Kline, 67

January 2, 2013

Sharon M. Kline, 67, of Wapakoneta, went to be with her Savior at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor after several years of extended illnesses.  

She was born on Dec. 7, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Lawrence Winegardner and Helen (Myers) Klopfenstein.  

Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father preceded her in death.  

On Dec. 10, 1982, she married Robert C. Kline, and he survives.

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