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December 20th

Marcia M. Walls, 79

December 20, 2013

Marcia M. Walls, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Auglaize Acres.  

She was born on May 14, 1934, in Shelby County, the daughter of Carl and Mary (Rinehart) Rickert, who preceded her in death.  

On Oct. 18, 1953, she married George J. Walls, and he died on Nov. 22, 2005.

December 19th

Larry Townsend, 71

December 19, 2013

Larry Townsend, 71, of 11251 East Drive, St. Marys, died suddenly on Dec. 18, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1942, in Mendon, the son of Merle and Theo (Brown) Townsend.

He married Janice Dunn on Feb. 28, 2005, and she survives at the residence.

He is survived by his son, Edward Townsend of St. Marys, a stepdaughter, Cherie Boedicker of St. Marys and a stepson, Shannon Boedicker of Celina.

December 16th

Walter A. Strayer, 89

December 16, 2013

Walter A. Strayer, 89, of New Knoxville, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.

Born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Shelby County, Mr. Strayer was the son of Edgar and Loverna (Earhart) Strayer.

He married Norma Mae Partington on June 10, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 1999.

Together, they raised five children, Mary Ann Pence of Houston, Carol (Bruce) Cron of Fletcher, Cheryl (Kenneth) Carr of Sidney, Alan (Kristi) Strayer of Arcanum and Janice (Larry) Gockley, of Sidney.

Wilma “Jean” Mahaffey, 73

December 16, 2013

Wilma “Jean” Mahaffey, 73, of Bucyrus, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Mansfield Med Central. 

Wilma was born on March 14, 1940, in Wapakoneta, to the late George William and Ina Mae (Webb) Howell. 

She was married on Oct. 24, 1959, to Robert “Bob” Mahaffey, who preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2000.

Lois J. Ruck, 77

December 16, 2013

 Lois J. Ruck, 77, of 17353 Maier-Barber Road in St. Marys, died at 8:43 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1936, in Waterville, N.Y. to Albert and Florabell (Carpenter) Tarbox.

On Dec. 22, 1957, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Defiance, she married James R. Ruck, who survives.

December 10th

Ruth E. "Honey" (White) Horney, 81

December 10, 2013

Ruth E. "Honey" (White) Horney (nee White), 81, formerly Sister John Louise, S.C. (1953-1968), died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

Frances L. “Fran” Reese, 78

December 10, 2013

Frances L. “Fran” Reese, 78, died at noon Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  

She was born on July 18, 1935, in Shelby County, to the late Ewald and Esther (Quellhorst) Kuck.  

On Sept. 1, 1956, she married Richard Reese, who preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2013.

Irene Agnes Frey, 86

December 10, 2013

Irene Agnes Frey, 86, formerly of 712 S. Main St. in St. Marys, died  at 4:12 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on July 14, 1927, in Botkins, to Henry and Elizabeth (Knapke) Braun.

On Oct. 22, 1949, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married Charles H. Frey, who survives at Wapakoneta Manor.

December 9th

Patricia Ann Voisard, 83

December 9, 2013

Patricia Ann Voisard, 83, of 740 N. Augustus St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima, following an extended illness.

She was born on July 12, 1930, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Hahn) Cianciolo.

She married Edward J. Voisard on May 3, 1952, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St. Joseph, Mo., and he survives at the residence.

December 5th

Kyle J. Bensman, 24

December 5, 2013

Kyle J. Bensman, 24, of New Bremen, died early on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2014, at his residence. 

He was born on Aug. 2, 1989, in St. Marys, to Nickolas and Diane (Holdheide) Bensman, who survive in New Bremen. 

He is also survived by his brother, Kevin Bensman and Sarah McManus, of Cincinnati, sister Kelli Bensman of New Bremen, grandmother Joan (Winner) Holdheide of Fort Loramie, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence and Rose (Broering) Bensman and Ralph Holdheide.

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