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March 28th, 2014

R. Naomi Ginter-Huston-Longsworth, 92

March 28, 2014

R. Naomi Ginter-Huston-Longsworth, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, to Lawrence and Lulu (Miller) Fisher.

March 25th

Linda L. Lochtefeld, 55

March 25, 2014

Linda L. Lochtefeld, 55, of New Bremen, died at 5:08 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at her residence.  

She was born on July 15, 1958, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Donald and Jane (Althoff) Baxter.  

On May 29, 1982, she married Joe Lochtefeld, who survives in New Bremen.  

March 21st

Thomas A. Smith, 90

March 21, 2014

Thomas A. Smith, 90, of 307 Stinebaugh Drive in Wapakoneta, formerly of St. Marys, died at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on March 6, 1924, in St. Marys to Roy and Louise (Hartzog) Smith.

On Feb. 6, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pa., he married Marian I. Sprague, who died on June 24, 2013.

March 20th

James R. “Jim” Donart, 71

March 20, 2014

James R. “Jim” Donart, 71, of Albuquerque, N.M., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Jim was born in Lima, to Wilfred and Doris Donart.

He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Jim entered the U.S. Air Force, where he honorably served for 21 years. After retirement, he taught science for more than 20 years in the Rio Rancho Public Schools.

Jim was a long-time member of Sagebrush Community Church, where he served in multiple ministries. His greatest joys in life were God and family.

March 14th

Cara Ann Young, 47

March 14, 2014

Cara Ann Young, 47, passed away peacefully at her residence, 814 Coligny Drive, St. Marys, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, after a battle with cardiac amyloidosis.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1967, in Sidney, to Vernon J. and Madonna C. (Post) Huber, and both survive in Maria Stein.

She married William A. Young on April 27, 1995, and he survives at the residence.

Janet E. Thompson-Steen, 75

March 14, 2014

Janet E. Thompson-Steen, 75, of 134 LeBlond St., Celina, died at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home after a short illness.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1938, in Piqua, the daughter of William and Nellie (Davidson) Prasuhn.

She married John “Jack” Steen on April 18, 1994, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2011.

Cara Young, 47

March 14, 2014

Cara Young, 47, died on March 13, 2014, at her residence, 814 Colingy Drive, St. Marys.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1967, in Sidney, to Vernon J. and Madonna C. (Post) Huber, and both survive in Maria Stein.

She married William A. Young on April 27, 1995, and he survives at the residence.

March 13th

Heather R. McCormick, 40

March 13, 2014

Heather R. McCormick, 40, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Harris Road and Ohio 29, in a traffic accident.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1973, in Van Wert County, to parents Terry and Sharon Boroff Williams, both of whom survive in Celina.

On May 18, 1996, she married Durand McCormick, who survives.

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.

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