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July 14th

Norma Jean Schumm, 88

July 14, 2014

Norma Jean Schumm, 88, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1925, in Willshire, to David F. and Florene M. (Dudgeon) Carr.

She grew up in Willshire and graduated in 1943 from Willshire High School.

She was married on June 2, 1946, in Willshire, to Henry L. “Hank” Schumm, who preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2005.

Opal L. Miller, 98

July 14, 2014

Opal L. Miller, 98, of Cridersville, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Cridersville Health Care.

She was born on Aug. 2, 1915, in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Isaac and Louise Schlenker Mowery.

On April 8, 1937, she married Elbert Merle Miller, who died on July 8, 2000.

July 11th

Lavina L. Stolte, 99

July 11, 2014

Lavina L. Stolte, 99, of Otterbein Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville.  

She was born on Nov. 25, 1914, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Christian and Sarah (Kuck) Melter.

She was a 1932 graduate of New Knoxville High School.  

On Nov. 9, 1935, she married Robert F. Stolte, the love of her life, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1994.  

She had been a resident of Otterbein Cridersville since 1996.

Thomas Ferris, 83

July 11, 2014

Thomas Ferris, 83, of Beavercreek, formerly of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1931, in St. Marys, to the late William and Johanna Ferris.

Thomas served during the Korean War as an Sp4 for the United States Army. He was an officer for the American Welding Society and was the top volunteer for the Shepherd Center in Wintston-Salem, N.C. He worked for Westinghouse and Hobart.

July 10th

Melissa Stolz Schlarman, 49

July 10, 2014

Melissa Stolz Schlarman, 49, of Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Celina, died on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Stanford Hospital in Bismarck, N.D., of natural causes.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1964, in Celina, to parents Marvin Stolz and Rita Piper of Celina.

She was formerly married to Joe Schlarman of Powell.

Kirk A. Fritz, 61

July 10, 2014

Kirk A. Fritz, 61, of Perrysburg, passed on Friday, July 4, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1952, to the late Harold Richard and Mary Lou Lybarger Fritz. 

He married Judith L. Smith on Nov. 2, 1991, and she survives in Perrysburg.

Kirk was a department manager for Lowes, a sales associate for Bass Pro Shop and he was also a member of Perrysburg Alliance Church. 

Through his years, he had been a Boy Scout leader, Little League coach and umpire and had coached summer baseball for Perrysburg High School. 

Mary Rose Pruitt, 84

July 10, 2014

Mary Rose Pruitt, 84, of Brandon, Fla., died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, under hospice care.

She was born on May 31, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Elbert and Emma (McElroy) Edmiston, who preceded her in death.

July 9th

Anna Rita Heckler, 94

July 9, 2014

Anna Rita Heckler, 94, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Gardens of Celina, of natural causes.

She was born on May 25, 1920, in New Weston, to parents Julius and Amelia (Dorsten) Mestemaker, both of whom preceded her in death.

On Aug. 24, 1946, she married Albert Heckler, who preceded her in death on March 29, 2013.

Richard F. “Dick” Howell, 88

July 9, 2014

Richard F. “Dick” Howell, 88, of 1314 Sanlor Ave., West Milton, and formerly of 118 Concord St., St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Veterans Medical Center in Dayton.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1925, in St. Marys, the son of Vernon and Opal (Vanover) Howell.

He married Avenell “Maxine” Coss on April 29, 1950, and she survives at a nursing center in Tipp City.

Jeffrey Bruce Hobler, 59

July 9, 2014

Jeffrey Bruce Hobler, 59, of 201 E. Spring St., New Knoxville, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on May 24, 1955, in St. Marys, the son of Richard and Margaret (LaGue) Hobler. He was preceded in death by his father.

He married Laura Cooper on Oct. 22, 1982, at St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen, and she survives at the residence.

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