Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Leroy Earl Lower Jr., 62, of St. Marys, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Dayton.
He was born on June 10, 1950, in Kendallville, Ind. to Leroy and Martha (Daughtery) Lower Sr.
Survivors include three daughters, Flora Belle Lower of Glendale, Ariz., Lydia Lower of Glendale, Ariz., and Amy Lower of Winter Haven, Fla.; three sons, Luke Lower of Glendale, Ariz., Reuben Lower of Glendale, Ariz. and Sean Lower of Lakeland, Fla; three sisters.
Sharon E. Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1942, in Portland, Ind., to Arthur P. and Marciel Tyndall–Shull.
Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Raymond Shull.
She is also survived by two daughters, Sarah Cox of Nevada and Suzanne Harris of Okla.; a sister, Patricia (Larry) Baeumel of Cridersville; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Carolyn Schultz Hudson, 85, a lifelong resident of St. Marys, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2013.
It would be difficult to live in St. Marys without knowing what a wonderful and kind person Carolyn was.
Born on July 20, 1927, Carolyn was the youngest of four children (Evelyn, Howard, Anna Louise and Carolyn) born to Vernon and Carrie Stroh Schultz.
Michael Ray Lang, 46, of 533 N. Elizabeth St. in Lima, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in the emergency department of St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1966, in Alexandria, Va. to Dickie and Madonna (Meade) Lang.
Survivors include his loving partner, Stacy Fisher of Lima; devoted “daughter,” Allecia Sawmiller of Lima; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dickie and Madonna Lang; maternal grandparents R. C. and Martha Meade.
Alice Louise Clayton, 55, mother, sister and soon- to-be grandma, passed away on Jan. 17, 2013, after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1957, a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Gearing Scott.
She attended Moulton Elementary School and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1976 in St. Marys. She attended Lakeshore Technical College where she received her realtor’s license.
On Oct. 1, 1977, she married William Clayton, welcoming two loving sons, Jason and Christopher.
Michael R. Lang, 46, of Lima, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in the emergency department of St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Mary Kathryn Howe, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Clarence and Marie (Emerick) Weber.
On March 1, 1944, she married Frederick W. Howe, and he died on Jan. 15, 2013.
Surviving is a daughter, Ann (Michael) Loy of Botkins; a son, Dan Howe of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Ryan (Krystal) Loy of Wapakoneta; and two great–grandchildren, Madison and Noah Loy, also of Wapakoneta.
Paul G. Fleck, 80, of 650 Maple St. in Celina, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Gardens of Celina.
He was born on July 30, 1932, in Celina, to the late Matthew and Mary (Mertz) Fleck.
On June 6, 1953, he married Rosemary Mader, who live in Celina.
Linda Diane (Smith) Stevens, 64, of 209 E. Oak St. in Celina, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at her residence in Celina.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1948, in Evansville, Ind., to Rev. George and Joanne (Oran) Smith.
On Sept. 23, 1966, Linda married George E. Stevens Sr., who lives in Celina.
Clora G. Barker, 90, of Mendon, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on April 1, 1922, in Van Wert County to Carl and Sarah (McCoy) Mohler.
On March 18, 1943, she married Charles Barker, who preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2003.
She is survived by a daughter, Elaine (Jerry) Steiner of Mendon; two granddaughters; five great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by a brother and sister.