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March 13th, 2014

Palmer Halbert, 86

March 13, 2014

Palmer Halbert, 86, of 328 Oliver St., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on July 26, 1927, in Salisbury, Ky., the son of Garner and Nannie (Stewart) Halbert.

He married Nannie Foster on April 19, 1947, in Paintsville, Ky., and she survives at the residence.

He is survived by his four children, Pam (Byron) Chivington of St. Marys, Paula Peters of Kettering, Wanda Sawmiller of St. Marys, Warren (Michelle) Halbert of St. Marys.

Avelene Louise Metzger, 91

March 13, 2014

Avelene Louise Metzger, 91, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her family.  

She was born on May 12, 1922, in Waynesfield, the daughter of Harrison Guy and Glenna Irene (Hefner) Gossard, who preceded her in death.  

On May 2, 1943, she married Amos Howard Wilson, who died in 1944, serving in World War II.  

Then on May 12, 1948, she married Chester Lee Metzger, and he died on April 26, 1991.

March 12th

Richard A. “Rick” Moon III, 36

March 12, 2014

Richard A. “Rick” Moon III,  36, of 07507 Washington Pike, St. Marys, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, near his home on Washington Pike.

He was born on Feb. 26, 1978, in St. Marys, the son of Richard and Cheryl (Carpenter) Moon.

He married Michelle Kittel on Oct. 25, 2008, and she survives in New Knoxville.

Donald L. “Mick” McDermitt, 81

March 12, 2014

Donald L. “Mick” McDermitt, 81, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital after a long battle with leukemia.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1932, in New Bremen, the son of Clarence “Shorty” and Cordelia (Quellhorst) McDermitt.

Don graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952 and served four years. After his military time, he worked as a mechanic at Dull’s Texaco Service Station.

Thomas L. Gabel, 82

March 12, 2014

Thomas L. Gabel, 82, formerly of New Knoxville, died on Sunday, March 15, 2014, at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Columbus, to William Henry and Ruth (McPherson) Gabel.

On Jan. 31, 1953, in Washington, D.C., he married Gloria June McHugh, who died on Jan. 2, 2000.

He later married Ruth Hildreth in 2001, who survives in Columbus.

March 11th

Paul D. Helmer, 20

March 11, 2014

Paul D. Helmer, 20, of 435 Parker Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1993, in Dayton, the son of Derrill and Deborah (Rogge) Helmer.

He  is survived by his father, Derrill Helmer, of St. Marys; his mother, Deborah Helmer, of Dayton; his paternal grandparents, Sherrill (Kay) Helmer, of Dayton; maternal grandfather Dan (Shirley) Rogge, of Dayton; maternal grandmother Diane Daley, of Dayton.

March 7th

Constance “Connie’ L. Arblaster, 60

March 7, 2014

Constance “Connie’ L. Arblaster, 60, of New Bremen, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1953, in Cleveland.

She was the daughter of Dolores Blankenship, who preceded her in death.  

On Sept. 1, 1979, she married Roy Arblaster, who survives in New Bremen.  

March 5th

John W. Schultz Sr., 92

March 5, 2014

John W. Schultz Sr., 92, of 02700 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1922, in Noble Township, Auglaize County, the son of Albert and Hilda (Elshoff) Schultz.

He married Gladys L. Stoner on Feb. 19, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 2007.

He is survived by his four children, John Schultz Jr. of St. Marys; Jerry (Judy) Schultz of St. Marys; JoAnn (Keith) Hodges of Overland Park, Kansas; and Jan (Gary) Ouellete of Barre, Vt.

Irella C. Wente, 97

March 5, 2014

Irella C. Wente, 97, of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1917, in Cranberry Prairie, to the late John and Loretta (Reier) Brockman.  

She married Raymond J. Wente on Nov. 8, 1941, in Cranberry Prairie, and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1996.  

March 4th

Robert J. Mowery, 101

March 4, 2014

Robert J. Mowery, 101, formerly of Eaton, died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1912, in Stelvideo, to John and W. Alice (Dunker) Mowery, both of whom preceded him in death.

On April 12, 1936, Easter Sunday, at her parents’ residence, he married Dola Duke, who died on Dec. 28, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Robert L. (Marcia) Mowery  of Summerfield, Fla.; and a brother, Malcolm  of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, David, Rodney, Chalmer and Denver Mowery.

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