Archive - Obituary
July 26th, 2012
George A. Cecere, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where the family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Lance A. Evans, 66, of 5474 Henschen Road, New Knoxville, died at 5:59 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1945, in Long Island, N.Y., to Alan and Dorothy (Bowen) Evans, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 15, 1965, in Hillsdale, N.J., he married Linda M. Nickl, who survives.
Sharon L. Fridley, 73, of St. Marys, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, in Ada, to of Richard and Beulah (McCool) Fridley, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Trego of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Heidi Herron, Heather (Ronald) Ferrell, Ernest Herron Jr. and Jayson Shively; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Shirley) Fridley of Elida and Larry Fridley of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jayden Herron.
Jimmie Lee Vogan, 76, of 1717 Harrison Willshire Road, Ohio City, died at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence, following a long illness.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Tim and Olga (Kiser) Vogan, and they preceded him in death.
He married Dorothy Gibson and she survives at the residence.
Florence Paulus, 85, of Celina, died at 4:23 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1926, in St. Henry, to James Clifford Jacobs and Mary Louise Rafferty, and they preceded her in death.
In April 1980, she married Norbert Paulus, and he preceded her in death.
Raymond H. Poppe, 92, formerly of Botkins, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Home, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys.
Raymond was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Clay County, Ark., the son of August and Rosa (Leirer) Poppe, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1946, he married Estella Sweetman, and she passed away on Oct. 12, 1994.
Karen R. Pack, 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:26 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born on May 3, 1947, in Lima, the daughter of John U. and Betty (Kimmel) Martin Sr., and they preceded her in death.
Zoe Grace Parker, 96, formerly of 1903 Kimberly Drive, St. Marys, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1916, in Leipsic, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Zerbach) David, and they preceded her in death.
She married Robert D. Parker on Nov. 19, 1939, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1981.
Laverta E.W. Scheer, 94, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys for the past eight years, died at 10:18 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Otterbein.
Vivian A. Gilbert, 69, of 409 Webb St., St. Marys, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on May 13, 1943, in Mercer County.
On June 27, 1970, she married Johnny “Gene” Gilbert, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2000.