Archive - May 2014 - Obituary
Ethel L. Sudman, 99, formerly of New Bremen, died at 4:10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at The Gardens of Celina where she had resided since 2007. She was born on May 5, 1915, in German Township, Auglaize County, near New Bremen.
She was the daughter of William and Clara (Wierwille) Ahlers.
On Sept. 8, 1932, she married Wilbert Sudman, who preceded her in death on May 11, 2002.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth (Regina) Sudman and Lee (Patricia) Sudman, both of St. Marys and Beverly (Harold) Donovan of Celina.
Merle D. Schuller, 78, of 04912 Salem – Noble Road in rural St. Marys, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born March 28, 1936 in Putnam County, to Bernard and Ella (Drew) Schuller.
On June 6, 1958, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys, he married Carolyn M. Metz, who survives.
Ralph J. Enneking, 77, of New Bremen, died at 10:29 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on March 2, 1937, in Minster, the son of the late John and Edna (Schmiesing) Enneking.
On Sept. 17, 1960, he married Doris Meiring, who survives in New Bremen.
Linda Mae Mabry, 56, of 937 Hendricks Ave., St. Marys, died at 4:21 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 23, 1958, in Flatwoods, Ky., the daughter of Ova and Rosie (Bledsoe) Carroll.
She married Berkley “Cubby” Mabry, and he preceded her in death.
Mary Alberta “Birdie” Edwards, 87, of Sidney, went home to be with her Lord at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Fair Haven Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born on Nov. 12, 1926, to the late Wesley O. and Nellie M. (Chiles) Schroerlucke.
On May 6, 1945, she married Kenneth “Kenny” Edwards. He preceded her in death.
Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93, formerly of 15597 Koenig Road in rural St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
He was born on May 21, 1921, in Mercer County, to Anna (Moeller) and Florience Dicke Sr.
He first married Lorine Duncan, who preceded him in death. He later married Gertrude “Trudy” Hibbs, who survives.
Jean L. Smith, 91, of 11121 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 10 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of John and Lucy (Coil) Beale.
She married Darell S. Smith on Nov. 13, 1944, in San Francisco, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2009.
Mary Ann Brotherwood, 86, of 922 Hendricks Ave. in St. Marys, died at 8:59 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born on April 18, 1928, in St. Marys, to Harry R. and Elizabeth Rachel (Miller) Boltz.
On April 4, 1953, in Portland, Ind., she married Donald L. Brotherwood, who survives.
Braxton Mathew Patten, newborn son of Rachel Patten and Mason Garman of St. Marys, died on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He is survived by his mother, Rachel Patten of St. Marys, by his father, Mason Garman of St. Marys, by his maternal grandparents, Mathew and Heather Patten of St. Marys, great-grandmother Frances Holmes of St. Marys, great-grandmother Kathy Patten of Jackson Center. He is survived by his aunts and uncles, Brianna Pendergraft, Danielle Patten, Haylee Patten, Mathew Patten Jr. and Kyle Pendergraft.
Wilbert F. Gruebmeyer, 95, of New Bremen, died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1918, on the family farm outside of New Bremen.
He was the son of the late Fred and Flora (Wehrman) Gruebmeyer.
On June 20, 1945, he married Gladys C. Brockman, who preceded him in death on April 6, 2002.