Archive - 2013 - Obituary
John Anthony Bensman, 59, of Russia Versailles Road in Russia, died suddenly at 2:34 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, of natural causes, at his home.
He was born on June 13, 1954, in Coldwater, to parents Mildred Mary (Gehret), who survives in Versailles, and Virgil John Bensman, who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 28, 1974, he married Marian Margaret (Holthaus) Bensman at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick, and she survives.
Darrell L. Ralston, 91, of 639 Ash St. in Celina, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Miami County, to the late Verdi and Nellie (Allen) Ralston. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
He married Wilma M. Barker on June 8, 1947, and she survives at Shane Hill.
Nanette “Nan” Bowling, 79, of 8080 Ohio 703, Celina, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude (Ruffing) White Jr.
She married Dr. John F. Bowling, M.D., on Aug. 24, 1957, and he survives at the residence.
Vivian E. Elshoff, 96, of Lake City, Fla. and formerly of New Knoxville, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Haven Hospice at the Swaney Valley Care Center in Lake City, Fla.
She was born on July 9, 1917, in New Knoxville.
She was the daughter of George and Sarah (Holtkamp) Fledderjohann.
On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Calvin G. Elshoff, who died on Feb. 13, 2009.
Ruth M. Niekamp, 84, of New Bremen, died at 5:26 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1929, in Carthagena. She was the daughter of William and Philomena (Clune) Gerlach.
Earl V. Bricker, 92, of Greenville, passed away at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
He was born on May 22, 1921, in Celina, the son of the late John K. and Mabel (Rush) Bricker.
Douglas L. Schmidt, 75, of 9526 Rice Road in Celina, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1938, in Celina, the son of Chester and Marie (Hatfield) Schmidt.
He married Joyce Heppeard on Sept. 26, 1998, and she survives at the residence.
Kenton J. “Kwboy Ken” Suchland, 69, 830 Hackney St., St. Marys, died at 11:32 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 2, 1944, in Mercer County, the son of Earl and Mildred (Fulk) Suchland Sr. He married Tura Reinhart on July 2, 1966, and she survives at the residence.
Thomas J. Rable Sr., 79, of Celina, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on July 1, 1934, in St. Marys, to the late Victor J. and Matilda (Diehl) Rable.
On June 2, 1962, he married Marilyn Pleiman, who survives in Celina.
Also surviving are his children, Thomas Jr. and Rosann Rable of Celina, Mary and Ted Loose of Springboro, six grandchildren, Matthew, Miranda, Mariah, Marcus, Sara, Kristi and his brother, John Rable, of St. Marys.
Lisa Ann Norman, 49, of 602 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at 8:12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1964, in Celina, the daughter of Carolyn (Norton) and Gene Burd.
She married Kenneth Norman on May 14, 1988, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her two children, Seth Norman and Kirsten Norman, both of St. Marys.