Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Clayton Prater, 59, of 6953 State Route 219, Celina, died at 6:53 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in the emergency department of Coldwater Community Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1955, in Floyd County, Ky., the son of Douglas and Genevene (Chaffins) Prater, and they preceded him in death.
He married Cynthia Krugh on June 19, 1981, and she survives at the residence.
James A. Bernhold, 67, of 252 S. Hanover St., Minster, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1946, in Minster, to the late Maurice and Elizabeth (Westerheide) Bernhold. He married Catherine Byron on Nov. 26, 1971, and she survives in Minster.
He is also survived by son Christopher Bernhold of Minster and daughter Katie and Jaime Murphy of Mechanicsburg, Penn.; grandchildren James; Harper and Larkin; brother Rolly and Mary Bernhold of Minster; and sister Barbara and Don Bollheimer of Minster.
Martin W. Rehmert, 81, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at home in the presence of his family.
Martin was born on Jan. 26, 1933, in Arcanum, to the late Walter and Eva Mae Ricker Rehmert.
Randy A. Tomberlin 59, of 617 Royal Oak Drive, St. Marys, died suddenly at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born June 25, 1955, in St. Marys, the son of Don and Susan Jane (Stephenson) Tomberlin.
He married Theresa “Terri” Patterson on March 1, 1982, and she survives at the residence.
Raymond L. Trogdlon, 75, of 2100 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 10:47 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on June 1, 1939, in Wayne County, W.Va., the son of Lafe and Louary (LeMaster) Trogdlon.
He married Altie “A.J.” Renfro, and she preceded him in death.
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.