Archive - Obituary
September 28th, 2012
Janet A. Plikerd Ruen, 49, of Venedocia, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on April 24, 1963, in Lima, to Wesley F. and Dorothea Pugh Plikerd, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Spencerville.
On Sept. 24, 1983, she married Douglas R. Ruen, and he survives.
She is also survived by two daughters, Rachel A. (Bryan) Sipe of Mendon and Laura E. (Josh) Lyle of Spencerville; two granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by a sister.
Mark Norton, 53, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on April 4, 1959, in Celina, to Roy K. and Lillian C. (Presley) Norton, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a brother; five sisters.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Private family graveside services will be held at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Celia G. Beougher, 87, of Celina, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Dec. 27, 1924, in Celina, to Harvey Shimp and Etha Haney, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 3, 1942, she married Ray Beougher, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2003.
She is survived by a son, Ron (Erma) Beougher of Celina; a daughter, Barbara (Lynn) Avery of Celina; two sisters, Wanda Ballard of Altamont, Ill., and Marilyn Craft of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Algar S. Moeller, 78, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1933, in New Weston, to Daniel and Henrietta (Stammen) Moeller, and they preceded him in death.
On July 21, 1954, in Osgood, he married Velma (Grieshop), and she survives in Coldwater.
Norman U. Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Dayton, to Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker, and they preceded him in death.
On July 2, 1955, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, he married Rosemary T. Albers, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2011.
Robert L. Francis, 81, formerly of 322 W. Madison St., a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:04 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1931, in Portsmouth, the son of Arthur and Opal (Bryan) Francis, and they preceded him in death.
Brema P. Stose, 94, of 201 Magnolia St., Celina, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1918, in Pandora, to Arthur and Vesta (Dukes) Kerns, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 20, 1968, she married Mark Stose, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2000.
Norman Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), in St. Marys.
A full obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.
Gerald L. Seibert, 83, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on May 23, 1929, in Spencerville, to Gilbert L. Seibert and Cleo (Counts) Seibert, and they preceded him in death.
On April 2, 1949, he married Jane E. Brockert, and she survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Nancy (Ken) Williamson of Webster Groves, Mo., and Joyce (Larry) Bakle of Maumee; a brother; three sisters; a brother-in-law.
Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, a lifelong resident of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 27, 1930, in Spencerville, to John Burdette and Thelma Grace DeLong Purdy, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 15, 1949, he married LaVonne “Bonnie” Strayer, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2007.