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November 7th

June (Scheer) Slade, 93

November 7, 2013

June (Scheer) Slade, 93, formerly of New Bremen, died on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at her home in Saratoga, Calif.  

She was born on Feb. 15, 1920, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late William and Alma (Moeller) Scheer.  

On April 16, 1961, she married Rolf Slade at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, and he survives in Saratoga, Calif.  

June is also survived by her daughter, Ann (Slade) Davis, two grandchildren, Ben and Hannah Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

November 6th

Keeley Bree Link, infant

November 6, 2013

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.

November 1st

Leo R. Buchler, 86

November 1, 2013

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

November 1, 2013

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.

October 30th

Glenna Mae Meckstroth, 83

October 30, 2013

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

October 30, 2013

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.

October 29th

Jack D. Kuck, 83

October 29, 2013

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

October 29, 2013

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.

October 25th

Taylor E. Dicke, 11

October 25, 2013

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.  

October 23rd

Joyce A. Steele, 77

October 23, 2013

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.

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