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April 29th

Mary M. Poppe, 89

April 29, 2013

Mary M. Poppe, 89, of 1807 Kingsbury Drive in St. Marys, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on April 6, 1924, in St. Marys, to Charles and Sylvia (Grunden) Eberle.

Survivors include a    daughter, Linda Sue (Robert Schumacher) Poppe of St. Marys; a brother, C. Albert (Arlene) Eberle  of St. Marys; a sister, Patricia Burden  of Lima; numerous nieces and nephews.

April 26th

Cletus F. Wenning, 84

April 26, 2013

Cletus F. Wenning, 84, of Ohio 716, Osgood died at 9:15 a.m.  Friday, April 26, 2013 at his home.  

He was born on Dec. 9, 1928 in Yorkshire, to the late Anton and Sophia (Hoelscher) Wenning.  

On May 14, 1955, he married Lois Schlarman in St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood. She survives in Osgood.  

Robert F. Butterman, 88

April 26, 2013

Robert F. Butterman, 88, of New Bremen, formerly of Lakeview and Marion, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Elwood Nursing Center in New Bremen.

He was born March 1, 1925, in Marion to the late Ora E. and Clara I. (Fleming) Butterman.

In 1962, he married Violet M. (Bland) Butterman she preceded him in death in 1987, he then married Elizabeth A. (McClaskey) in 1990, she preceded him in death in 2001.

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79

April 26, 2013

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79, of Mendon, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1933, in Van Wert, to parents Clifford E. Garwick and Maxine (Clover) Garwick Putman and stepfather Robert E.L. Putman, all of whom preceded him in death.

He married Dorothy E. (Bair) in 1952, and she survives, along with their daughter, Sherry Davis (and Dan Gabriel) of Celina.

Their son, Scott R. Garwick, passed away in August 2012.

Larry L. Leffel, 70

April 26, 2013

Larry L. Leffel, 70, of New Knoxville, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1942, the son of Walter and Violet (Truesdale) Leffel.

He married Sharon Henkener on Aug. 26, 1960, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his three children, Craig (Esther) Leffel of New Knoxville, Keith (Susan) Leffel of New Knoxville and Amy (Gregg) Weadock of New Knoxville; by his grandchildren, Zachary Leffel, Lucas Leffel, Rachel Leffel, Logan Leffel, Morgan Leffel, Alicia Weadock and Erica Weadock.

April 25th

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79

April 25, 2013

Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79, of Mendon, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1933, in Van Wert, to parents Clifford E. Garwick and Maxine (Clover) Garwick Putman and stepfather Robert E.L. Putman, all of whom preceded him in death.

He married Dorothy E. (Bair) in 1952, and she survives, along with their daughter, Sherry Davis (and Dan Gabriel) of Celina.

Their son, Scott R. Garwick, passed away in Aug. 2012.

April 24th

Suzanne L. (Smalley) Marion, 75

April 24, 2013

Suzanne L. (Smalley) Marion, 75, of North Huntington, Pa.; and formerly of Celina, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntington, Pa.

She was born on April 9, 1938, in Celina, to the late George and Jane (Riley) Smalley. Suzanne is survived by her son, John R. Marion of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her brother and sister-in-law; two sisters and brothers-in-law; her friend; a special niece and several other nieces and nephews.

Edna C. Tontrup, 87

April 24, 2013

Edna C. Tontrup, 87, of 1423 Nagel St., St. Marys, died suddenly on Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in St. Marys Township, the daughter of Leo and Mary (Ruedebusch) Schroeder.

She married Louis Tontrup on Aug. 30, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1974.

She is survived by her three children, Sandra Tontrup of Dayton, Steven Tontrup of St. Marys, Stan Tontrup of St. Marys; by one sister, Naomi Rison of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews.

April 22nd

Marjorie Jones, 87

April 22, 2013

Marjorie Jones, 87, of 902 Jackson St., St. Marys, died at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Briarwood Manor Nursing Home in Coldwater.

She was born on March 23, 1926, in Moulton, the daughter of Grant and Nora (Hines) Tester.

She married Joseph Jones on Sept. 1, 1946; he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1999.

Betty Jane Koons, 76

April 22, 2013

Betty Jane Koons, 76, former resident of Port Jefferson, joyfully passed through heaven’s gates at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Betty Jane was born on Sept. 13, 1936, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Walter and Luella (Kinninger) Fahnestock of Sidney.

Roy “Bob” Koons married Betty Jane Fanestock on Jan. 23, 1954, and they shared over 59 years together.

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