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July 11th, 2014

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.

Ron E. Ginter, 83

July 9, 2014

Ron E. Ginter, 83, formerly of 813 Lake Ave., and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 18, 1930, in Hoytville, the son of Harley and Ruth (Moe) Ginter.

He married Joanne Davis on Oct. 17, 1952, in Winchester, Ind., and she survives at Otterbein—St. Marys.

July 8th

Jean A. Schrolucke, 67

July 8, 2014

Jean A. Schrolucke, 67, a resident of Shawnee Manor Nursing Home, and formerly of New Knoxville, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1946, in Lima, the daughter of Carl and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Kuck) Schrolucke.

She is survived by her three siblings, Carol Schrolucke of Mount Prospect, Ill.; Tedd (Becky) Schrolucke of Lima; and Lori Foster of Mount Prospect, Ill.; and by three nieces, Heather Schrolucke; Amber Schrolucke and Hattie Foster.

Everette E. Fannon, 92

July 8, 2014

Everette E. Fannon, 92, of 219 E. Second St., Rockford, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home in Rockford.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1921, in St. Marys, the son of Lee and Ruth (Fee) Fannon.

He married Gloria Holtzapple on July 3, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2005.

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