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July 1st

Dorothy M. Schmiesing, 89

July 1, 2013

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

July 1, 2013

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.

June 28th

Connie J. Kelbel, 64

June 28, 2013

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

June 28, 2013

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

June 28, 2013

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.

June 26th

Adrian Clay Beagle, 65

June 26, 2013

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

June 26, 2013

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.

June 24th

Marietta Josephine Bonifas, 63

June 24, 2013

Marietta Josephine Bonifas, 63, formerly of St. Marys, died on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance.

 She was born on May 17, 1950, in Delphos, to Vernon and Angela (Vogt) Bonifas.

Survivors include a sister; three brothers; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Bonifas; mother, Angela Bonifas-Boberg; and stepfather Lawrence Boberg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, celebrant.

Joseph F. Henry, 91

June 24, 2013

Joseph F. Henry, 91, of Versailles, passed away at 10:17 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Joseph was born on June 15, 1922, in Darke County, to the late Harry and Mary (Didier) Henry.

George William “Bill” Harris Jr., 85

June 24, 2013

George William “Bill” Harris Jr., 85, of 02916 Greenville Road In St. Marys, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1927, in Buckland, to George William and Vera (Burden) Harris Sr.

On July 28, 1946, in Covington, Ky., he married Kathryn M. “Kate” Harris, who died on Nov. 11, 2007.

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