Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Patricia Ann Skinner, 78, of 909 Clover Lane in Celina, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1934, in Lima to the late Everett Myron and Faye (Ragland) Pence.
On Dec. 27, 1955, she married Col. “Pete” Owen G. Skinner.
Survivors include her daughters, Jauneth Skinner of Jacksonville, Ala. and Susan J. Skinner of Lewis Center; one granddaughter; a great-granddaughter.
Connie J. Wellman, 59, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of La Porte, Ind., died on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Arrangements are being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.
Thomas J. Miller, 84, formerly of 129 Villa Nova Blvd., and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Theodore and Thelma (Clark) Miller.
He married Beverly Heil on March 13, 1948, and she survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
Dorothy M. Schmiesing, 89, of 641 Linden Ave., Celina, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday , June 30, 2013, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.
She was born on Dec. 17, 1923, in Cranberry Prairie, to the late Clarence and Helen (Reiss) Stachler.
Bobby Lee Smith, 83, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1929, to parents Alfred Leroy Smith and Mabel Louise (MacDonald) Smith.
He was the fourth of seven children.
He married Thelma Powell on June 7, 1947, in Wabash, where they both grew up, and they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Bob and Thelma had two daughters, Stacie Smith (Gene) Powell of St. Marys and Dr. Pamela K. Smith, Hamilton; Ypsilanti, Mich.
Connie J. Kelbel, 64, of 232 Hickory St., St. Marys, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1948, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Neal and Sarah Kelbel.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy (fiance Benjamin Shinn) McMurray of St. Marys; a granddaughter; a brother; by her nieces and nephews; by numerous great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers.
Marguerite C. Baker, 100, formerly of 101 E. Oak St. in Celina, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born on June 5, 1913, in Chattanooga, to the late Jacob and Catherine (Linn) Baker.
Survivors include her brother-in-law; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; by two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Celina, the Rev. Dave Dennis, officiating.
Michael O. Miller, 65, of 1522 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1947, in Celina, the son of J. Edward and Patricia Ann (Otto) Miller.
He married Paulette Christopher on Oct. 21, 1972, and she survives at the residence.
Adrian Clay Beagle, 65, of St. Marys, died at 4:06 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1948, in Mt. Olivet, Ky. to William and Gertrude (Derossett) Beagle.
On July 14, 1980, in Jellico, Tenn., he married Judy Orick, who died on Oct. 11, 2011.
Lavon C. Dicke, 98, of New Bremen, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born on May 3, 1915, in St. Marys.
She was the daughter of the late Irvin and Emma (Schnelle) Wiehe.
On Sept. 15, 1937, she married Ralph Dicke, who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1999.
Survivors include her children, Stanley (Janell) Dicke of Mendon, Larry (Dianne) Dicke of New Bremen and Oneta (Chris) Lyda of New Bremen.