Archive - Obituary
July 5th, 2012
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.
Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was the wife of Garry Braun.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, where friends may call from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Shirley Ann Clark, 69, of 1730 Celina Road No. 17, St. Marys, died on Friday, June 29, 2012, at St.Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on April 23, 1943, in Clinton, Tenn., to Curtis and Crystal (Butcher) Stanley, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by four children, James “Henry” Gurney of New Bremen, Crystal Reeder of Jackson Center, James Ogles of Dayton and Billy Gurney of Mount Vernon, Ind.; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-great-stepgranddaughter; two brothers; two sisters.
Gladys J. Chunnic, 78, has passed away.
She married Richard Chunnic, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Jr. (Robin), Howard (Chris) and Joseph Allan; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four siblings; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by four siblings.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. June 30 at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland.
Diane Marie Creeden, 84, of 113 Foch St., Celina, died at 4:32 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on March 3, 1928, in Lima, to Cecil Dale and Ruby Thayer (Minckley) Mallory, and they preceded her in death.
Diane is survived by her sons, Frank Creeden of Celina, Randy (Marlena) Creeden of Celina; her daughter, Paula (John) Lessick of Celina; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sisters and brothers-in-law; her brother and sisters-in-law.
Dorothy A. Miller, 90, of Sidney, formerly of New Knoxville, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1921, in Auglaize County, near Wapakoneta, the daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Julian) Katter, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 9, 1946, she married Willis H. Miller, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2001.
Luther B. Lust, 93, of Nevada, Ohio, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Inn at Westbrook in Upper Sandusky.
Luther was born on Aug. 2, 1918, in Wyandot County, to George and Mabel (Brause) Lust, both of whom are deceased. He married Alice Gingery on Dec. 22, 1946, in Sulpher Springs, and she passed away on Oct. 28, 2005.
Carol D. Shepherd, 67, of 10702 Mercer-Auglaize County Line Road in St. Marys, died at 1:16 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1944, in Piqua, to Perry William and Delora (Creager) Shepherd.
She is survived by a brother; three sisters; her stepmother, Patricia Shepherd of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Perry William Shepherd; paternal grandparents, Perry and Opal Shepherd.
Norman E. Hager, 85, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 12, 1927, in Kossuth, the son of Martin and Vida (Richardson) Hager, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1956, he married Joan Spees Fiebelkorn, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2007.