Archive - Obituary
July 19th, 2012
Michael P. Grove, 70, of Wapakoneta, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Allen County, where he was working on the Miami and Erie Canal restoration.
He was born on March 21, 1942, in Zanesville, the son of Gene and June (Pierce) Grove, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 29, 1979, he married Anne M. Heil, and she survives.
Jill Louise Dougall, 52, of 2301 Lexington Ave., Building 108, Apt. 1B, Elkhart, Ind., died suddenly at 10:54 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind.
She was born on Dec. 17,1959, in Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Shirley (Miller) Sumpter, and they preceded her in death.
On July 18, 1997, she married Scott Dougall, and he survives at the residence.
Lloyd L. “Bud” Mathwig Jr., 67, of Lima, died at 6:17 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 7, 1944, in Caliente, Nev., to Lloyd L. “Matt” Sr. and Rose (Smith) Mathwig, who preceded him in death.
On May 20, 2003, he married his high school sweetheart and soulmate Dona Custer in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a 26-year separation. She survives in Lima.
Norma J. Purpus, 85, of North Garfield Street, Minster, died at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1926, in Minster, to Julius and Nora (Ritter) Woehrmyer, and they preceded her in death.
On April 12, 1947, at St. Augustine Church in Minster, she married Theodore “Ted” Purpus, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2007.
She is survived by her children, Nancy (Tim) Jay, Don Purpus and Jay (Renee) Purpus, all of Minster; nine grandchildren; her adopted family; a brother-in-law.
Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born on March 8, 1965, in Lima, to Ralph I. and Carolyn K. Cogsweel Reed. Her father and stepmother, Marge, survive in Lima. Her mother survives in Elida, and her stepfather, Jerry Smith, preceded her in death.
On Dec. 25, 1991, she married Garry A. Braun, and he survives her in Wapakoneta.
Don Hellwarth, 77, of Marysville, formerly of St. Marys, died on Monday evening, July 2, 2012, at his residence following a brief illness, with his children by his side.
Don was born on Feb. 17, 1935, near Celina, to Richard and Melva Ferguson Hellwarth, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 3, 1955, in Mendon, he married the former Alice Jeanette Thomas, and she preceded him in death on June 28, 2003.
Charles C. Bernholt, 77, of Celina, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1934, in Sidney, to Charles Bernholt Sr. and Mildred Gariety, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 23, 1963, he married Wanda Stoner, and she survives him.
Nancy L. Bailey, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor, where she had resided for six years.
She was born on Sept. 27, 1939, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Harold J. and Ruth E. McClintock Seitz, and they preceded her in death.
On July 21, 1962, she married Marion F. Bailey, and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2004.
She is survived by a son, John F. Bailey of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Gavin Michael Bailey of Wapakoneta.
Geary L. Wessel, 76, of 324 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, July 2, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Earl “Heinie” and Alfred (Quellhorst) Wessel, and his mother preceded him in death on May 3. His father also preceded him in death.
He married the love of his life, Betty Knapp, on Dec. 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2002.
William Russell Owens III, 24, of Lima, died at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1987, in Lima, to William Russell and Faith Lynn (Braun) Owens Jr., and his father and stepmother, Mary, survive in Lima. His mother preceded him in death in 2006.