Archive - Obituary
April 22nd, 2014
Nancy A. Koeper, 68, of 800 Bryarly Circle, St. Marys, died at 10:57 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Melvin and Mildred (Thuman) Luedeke.
She married Kenneth Koeper on Sept. 21, 1963, at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in New Bremen.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Koeper, by her daughter, Kimberly (Dale) Miller of St. Marys, by a sister, Connie Frey of Celina and a brother, Thomas Luedeke of St. Marys.
Donald L. “Don” Method, 82, of rural New Knoxville, died at 11:29 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, in the ER Department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, following a sudden illness, with his daughter at his side.
He was born on May 23, 1931, in Warsaw, Ind., a son of Burdette Hartman and Helen Louise Crowl Method, who are deceased.
In 1949, he married Norma J. Slater, who is deceased, and in 1955, he married Patricia A. Jay, who is also deceased.
On Oct. 3, 1996, he married Letha A. Hager Hennon, who survives.
Margaret Ann (Sauner) Eing, 69, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1944, in Brown County, to the late Earl and Violet (Vance) Sauner.
She attended Memorial High School in St. Marys prior to graduating from Eastmoor High School in Columbus and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio State University.
Margaret was a teacher with Whitehall City Schools before stepping away to raise her children. When she went back to work, she was employed with Sears Co. and later retired from BMW Financial Services.
Donald E. Minnich, 52, of 604 Black Oak Drive, St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on May 4, 1961, in St. Marys, the son of Herschel and Barbara (Howell) Minnich.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Minnich, of Celina, by his three children, Barbie (James) Mabry of St. Marys; Mindy (Cori) Gray of St. Marys and Eddie Minnich of St. Marys.
Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence, following a short illness.
He was born on July 28, 1929, in Moulton, the son of Gustave and Elsie (Buddemeyer) Niemeyer.
He married Mary L. Rohr on Nov. 7, 1949, in New Knoxville, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2014.
Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96, of 06433 IOOF Road, Spencerville, died unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the emergency department of St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1917, in St. Marys, the son of Gilbert and Florence (Croft) Ice.
He married Jeanette Roberts on Aug. 15, 1966, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 1993.
Charles H. Frey, 85, formerly of 712 S. Main St., in St. Marys, died at 7:09 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Wapak Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on July 17, 1928, in St. Marys, to Lewis Edward and Clara Mae (Moore) Frey.
On Oct. 22, 1949, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, he married Irene A. Braun, who died on Dec. 7, 2013.
Dennis D. “Denny” Lhamon, 56, of St. Marys, died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1957, in St. Marys, to Doyle M. and Doris M. (Howell) Lhamon who preceded him in death.
Collette S. Weaver, 60, of New Bremen, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Greenville.
Collette was born Aug. 29, 1953, in Greenville, to John and Marybel (Schlecty) Weaver of Versailles.
In addition to her parents, Collette is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Kristin Weaver of Versailles; sisters and brother-in-law, Jill Brown, of Houston, Texas, and Beth and Clayton Watkins of Wheaton, Ill.; and nieces and nephews, Alex Weaver, Molly Weaver, Tim Weaver, Sam Brown, John Brown, William Watkins and Olivia Watkins.
Nancy R. Hyll, 82, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
She was born on in St. Marys, to E.B. and Lillian Hall, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is also preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Hyll, who died in 2005, and by two sisters, Dona Corrigan and Joyce Kogge, both of St. Marys.
Nancy is survived by two daughters, Leslie Kay Hyll (Edmund Cordray) and Dona Luann Hyll, nieces Jeri Lipp, Nancy Moeller, Linda McDonald, Kris Holt and Sharon Hyll, nephew Mark Hyll and several honorary daughters and sons.