Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Keeley Bree Link, 10 months old, of Minster, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 14, 2012, at Miami Hospital, Dayton, to Matthew and Michelle Van (Skyock) Link. They survive in Minster.
Leo R. Buchler, 86, of 8846 North St., Kettlersville, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on June 6, 1927, in McCartyville, to parents Raymond and Dora (Meyer) Buehler, who preceded him in death.
He was married on Sept. 4, 1954, in Minster, to Mary L. Bernard, who preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2006.
Dorothy A. Smith, 92, of 212 S. Main St. in Minster, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1920, in Minster, to Louis and Caroline (Lampert) Bensman, and they preceded her in death.
She was married on June 20, 1942, in Minster, to John W. Smith. He died on April 9, 1994. She is survived by one son, and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Brenda Smith of New Bremen, and a grandson, Matthew Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.
Glenna Mae Meckstroth, 83, of rural New Knoxville, died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on April 22, 1930, to (Omen) Bernard and Lena (Briggs) Davenport.
Her mother died when she was 7 months old and her dad and brother moved in with her father’s parents, Frank and Nora Davenport.
On June 24, 1950, she married William A. Meckstroth, who preceded her in death.
S. Margaret Koons, 92, formerly of 730 Hillcrest Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on June 3, 1921, the daughter of Joe and Agnes (Lawler) Gearing. She married George Koons on Aug. 10, 1946, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys.
She is also survived by her four children, Michael (Mary Jo) Koons of Vandalia, William (Nancy) Koons of Chagrin Falls, Jeanetta (Mark) Muhlenkamp of Englewood, and Barb (Ken) Niekamp of Centerville.
Jack D. Kuck, 83, of 211 Botkins Angle Road, New Knoxville, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1930, in Lima, the son of Harvey and Meta (Kuck) Kuck.
He married Jean Feight on July 14, 1956, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his two sons, Matthew Kuck (Janice Dutton) of Wapakoneta and Mike Kuck of New Knoxville, by four grandchildren, Mark Kuck, Christopher Kuck, Natalie Arn and Stewart Kuck, by five great-grandchildren.
Opal L. Pugh, 79, formerly of Greenville Road in St. Marys, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at her residence in Hudson, Fla., surround by her loving family.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1934, in Chillicothe, to Hommie Lee and Margaret (Burnette) Cooper.
On Jan. 31, 1950, in Richmond, Ind., she married Junior O. Pugh, who died on Nov. 16, 2009.
Taylor E. Dicke, 11, of New Bremen, died at 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 25, 2002, in St. Marys.
She was the daughter of Joseph Dicke and Nicole (Mohler) Dicke, both of New Bremen.
Joyce A. Steele, 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born on July 7, 1936, in Fondy, Ky., the daughter of John and Dallas (Reed) Mobley, who preceded her in death.
On July 3, 1954, she married Vernon L. Steele, and he survives.
Aloys S. “Junior” Sommer Jr., 80, of New Bremen, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1933, in Fort Loramie, to the late Aloys and Marie (Bergman) Sommer.
On Nov. 10, 1956, he married Marilyn Swallow, who survives in New Bremen.