Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Betty M. Bowsher, 89, of rural Spencerville, died at 3:09 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, following a short illness.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1923, in Amanda Township, Allen County, a daughter of Clarence H. and Blanche M. Coon Boyer, who preceded her in death.
On June 23, 1944, she married Kenneth E. Bowsher, who died on Feb. 21, 1984.
Ruth M. Beck, 79, of 215 Dogwood Drive in Celina, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at The Gardens at Celina.
She was born on July 20, 1934 in Coldwater, to the late Joseph and Helen (Heyne) Wolters.
On Sept. 5, 1964, she married Paul Edward Beck, who preceded her in death in 1988.
Mahan J. “Jerry” Harris, 81, of 421 E. Fulton St., and formerly of Weirton, W. Va., passed away at 9:10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at The Gardens at Celina.
Jerry was born on Nov. 26, 1931, in Wierton, W. Va., to the late Manch and Ruby (Sheppard) Harris.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Waugh) Harris of Celina; son, Michael and Teresa Harris of Celina; daughter, Jerri VanTrees of St. Marys; nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law.
Linus U. “Brownie” Braun, 77, and his wife, Virginia D. “Ginny’ Braun, 72, of Fort Recovery, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, from injuries suffered from an auto accident in Auglaize County.
He was born on June 5, 1936, in St. Peter, to the late Stephen and Rosella (Minnich) Braun. She was born on Sept. 28, 1940, in St. Marys, to the late Edward and Mary (Baker) Winhover.
They were married on May 13, 1961, in St. Marys.
Cory D. Michael, 27, of 148 N. Lincoln St. Minster, died on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at his residence following a 14-month illness.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1986, in Troy, to Michele Michael of Minster and Douglas and a stepmother Blanca Michael of St. Marys.
He married Angela J. Brown on Oct. 30, 2010, in St. Augustine Church, Minster. She survives in Minster.
Beatrice B. Pifer, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
She was born on April 13, 1918, in Rockford, to LeRoy and Bertha Leininger Pifer.
Beatrice is survived by four sisters; five nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Tom Brunstrup, officiating.
Robert “Bob” H. Brandt, 71, of Montpelier passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Bryan, to Robert S. and Josephine (Pignataro) Brandt.
Bob graduated from Montpelier High School in 1959. On Aug. 21, 1965, he married Juanita Briner, and she preceded him in death.
Bettina “Janie” Winters, 68, of 215 Knoxville Ave., St. Marys, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in the Emergency Department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 9, 1945, in Celina, the daughter of Harold and Betty (Goodwin) Dunlap.
She is survived by her siblings, James (Sandy) Dunlap of St. Marys, Sandra (Dennis) Kugler of St. Marys, Kathy Ward of St. Marys, Valerie (Danny) Salisbury of St. Marys, Anita (Ron) Savage of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews.
Joan J. Ruterbories, 80, of Celina, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1933, in Nilegh, Neb. to Harold and Melissa (Bare) Johnson.
On Dec. 26, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Neb., she married Joseph Duane Ruterbories, who died in April 1995.
James V. “Jim” Beatty, 69, of Kettlersville, died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Fort Loramie, while camping with his family.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1943, in Dayton, to Tilford and Mary Craycraft Beatty. Both parents preceded him in death.
On June 4, 1997, he married Jane Sager who survives in Kettlersville.