Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Jacqueline Eleanor Gerstner, 85, formerly of 704 Edward St., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys, where she had made her home for the past 15 months.
Jackie was born on Dec. 19, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., the only child of Alvin and Bertice (McBride) Hencken. She grew up in the village of New Rumley, and graduated from nearby Scio High School in 1946. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the Ohio State University in 1950, and worked for a year at a women’s reformatory in Pennsylvania.
Cordie Miracle, 89, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Findlay, went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Cordie was born on March 27, 1925, in Bell County, Ky., to the late George and MaryBell (Hoskins) Thompson.
She married the love of her life, Cecil A. Miracle, on Aug. 3, 1944, in St. Marys, who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1990.
Dorothy I.S. Lesher, 88, of Otterbein — St. Marys, and formerly of New Bremen, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Sept. 24, 1925, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Irwin and Ida (Poppe) Neuman.
On Jan. 25, 1948, she married Clarence Lesher, who survives in St. Marys.
Theresa M. Case, 80, formerly of Auglaize County Road 33A in St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1933, in Auglaize County, to Louis and Elizabeth (Yahl) Dietz.
On Aug. 22, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married William M. Case, who died on Sept. 17, 2000.
Mary K. Houser, 82, of Mendon, died at 2:17 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, of natural causes.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Van Wert County, to parents Harley and Violet (Wheeler) Washburn, both of whom preceded her in death.
On June 30, 1951, she married William Houser, who preceded her in death on July 25, 2005.
Edith M. Stroh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:43 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville, from complications of a recent stroke.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Kohler, who preceded her in death.
On July 9, 1942, she married Harold V. Stroh, and he survives.
William “Bill” Poeppelman, 91, of Minster, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born on May 7, 1923, in Minster, to the late Bernard (Ben) and Mary (Schelhaus) Poeppelman.
He married Martha A. Knostman on June 27, 1947, in Minster. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2009.
Thomas A. Broyles, 72, of Ottawa, and Wildwood, Fla., died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at his residence at Continental Country Club in Wildwood, Fla.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1942, in St. Marys to Warren and Virginia (Fischer) Broyles.
Roger A. Wiehe, 72, of 751 Deford St., Celina, died on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his residence after a long illness.
He was born on Sunday, Jan. 25, 1942, in New Bremen, the son of Victor and Marie (Luebkeman) Wiehe.
He married Sandra Fannon on Sept. 11, 1970, in Celina, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by two daughters, Wendy Wiehe Hooper, of Virginia, and Kimberly (Tony) Woods, of St. Marys; and by three grandchildren, Darren Sturgill, Hunter Woods and Mackenzie Woods.
John K. “Hiney” Barhorst, 61, of Fort Recovery Road, Fort Loramie, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Wilson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
He had been in an automobile accident on Ohio 47, but the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1952, in Sidney, to the late Henry and Mary (Spillers) Barhorst.
On June 20, 1992, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Newport, John married Anne Marie (Kremer) Barhorst, who survives at home.