Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Ralph Rabe, 93, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Brittany Jo Brown, 26, of rural Spencerville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1987, in Lima, a daughter of Charles E. Whiting and Paula S. Brown. Her father is deceased and her mother, Paula S. (Trent) Schrolucke survives in Spencerville.
Brittany was a 2006 graduate of the Spencerville High School and became a medical assistant through Allied Health Systems. She was employed as a Blood Services Technician with the American Red Cross.
Dolly Jean Goins, 63, of Wapakoneta, died on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 9, 1949, in Charleston, W. Va., the daughter of Eugene Earl and Maggie Leona (Dunn) Hudnall, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 8, 1987, she married Raymond Goins, and he survives.
Alma B. Geiger, 94, formerly of 702 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, and a resident of Fort Wayne, Ind., for the past 10 years, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Saint Anne Home in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born on May 4, 1919, in Decatur, Ind., the daughter of Richard and Sophia (Hockemeyer) Thieme.
She married Frederick W. Geiger on Sept. 19, 1942, and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1967.
Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Brookhart, 86, of Coldwater, died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Celina Manor.
She was born on May 17, 1927, in Coldwater, to the late Robert H. and Eulalia “Peg” (Bernard) Giere.
Daniel P. Crouch, 60, of Mendon, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1952, in Celina, to Paul and Mildred (Thees) Crouch.
His father is deceased and his mother survives in Celina.
On May 3, 1980, he married Teresa Severns, who survives along with their two children, Deanna (Zach) Arnett and Josh (Amanda) Crouch, both of Mendon; five grandchildren; two brothers and a sister; his mother-in-law, Doris Severns; three brothers and three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Donna B. Shaffer 87, of Kokomo, Ind., passed away at 10:04 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at her residence, with her loving family at her side.
Donna was born on March 13, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to the late Harry and Gladys Rayl.
When Donna was younger, she enjoyed being a 4-H leader, and an accomplished seamstress. When she lived in Scotland County, N.C., she was very involved in Senior Olympics and their local Senior Center. She was also very active in the Howard County senior center.
Quinton Slone, 74, of 409 Beech St., St. Marys, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on June 28, 1939, in Pippa Passes, Ky., the son of Amos and Cloia Slone.
He married Betty Slone on Aug. 5, 1959, and she survives at the residence.
Helen Jean Meyer, 90, of 1921 Knapke Court in Celina, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on Aug. 13, 1923, in Geneva, Ind., to the late George and Elma (Miller) Shanebarger.
On Nov. 23, 1957, she married Paul William Meyer, who died on July 1, 2006.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Andrew of Celina.
Helen was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Andrew, who died in 1951.
Stanley Lafe Topp, 66, New Bremen, passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Care Unit, Dayton.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1946, in New Bremen, the son of Lafe William and Marie Otte Topp, both of whom preceded him in death.
On April 18, 1970, he married Jane E. Muter; she survives at the residence in New Bremen.