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May 14th, 2012

William R. “Bill” Yahl, 79,

May 14, 2012

William R. “Bill” Yahl, 79, of Botkins, died at 4:17 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.   

He was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in St. Marys, the son of Joseph and Martha (Greve) Yahl, and they preceded him in death.  

On Jan. 5, 1957, he married Mary K. Brown, and she survives.  

Marian C. Kentner, 97

May 14, 2012

Marian C. Kentner, 97, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.

She was born on April 5, 1915, in Moulton Township, the daughter of Grover and Henrietta (Rohrbacher) Lynch, and they preceded her in death.  

On March 5, 1938, she married Cletus V. Kentner, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1961.

May 11th

Bernard C. Kruse, 86

May 11, 2012

Bernard C. Kruse, 86, of St. Marys, died at 4:44 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1925, in Auglaize County, to John C. and Lula E. (Rohrbacher) Kruse, and they preceded him in death.

On Dec. 18, 1943, he married Ruth Wibbeler, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2007.

His is survived by a daughter, Linda Temple of St. Marys; three sons, Lynn (Mary Jane) Kruse of Coldwater, Andy (Kathy) Kruse of St. Marys and Don (Peggy) Kruse of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Fred R. Sipes, 68

May 11, 2012

Fred R. Sipes, 68, of St. Marys, died at 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on July 15, 1943, in Lima, to Ray Robert and Hilda Mabel (Virtue) Sipes, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 14, 1969, he married June E. Whitesell, and she survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Chris (Melissa) Sipes of Neptune and Ian Sipes of Neptune; a daughter, Gina (Jeremiah) Schaeffer of Dixon, Mo.; a brother; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Dale L. Watercutter, 66

May 11, 2012

Dale L. Watercutter, 66, of 16 N. Cleveland St., Minster, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home of natural causes.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1946, in Minster, to Albert and Leona (Hartings) Watercutter, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by a sister and brother; two sisters-in-law; nine nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

He was a veteran of the Army National Guard.

Billy O. “Bill” Eley, 85

May 11, 2012

Billy O. “Bill” Eley, 85, of Haines City, Fla., formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:14 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Winterhaven Hospital in Florida, following a six-year kidney ailment.

He was born on July 26, 1926, in Lima, to Edgar C. and Naomi E. Hasting Eley, and they preceded him in death.

On June 28, 1952, he married Phyllis Ann Faurot, and she survives in Florida.

He is also survived by a daughter, Kayleen (Bev) Vance of Columbus; a granddaughter; a grandson; a great-grandson; two sisters; a sister-in-law.

Cynthia S. “Cindy” Warnecke, 53

May 11, 2012

Cynthia S. “Cindy” Warnecke, 53, of Knox, Ind., formerly of Spencerville, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind., following a battle with leukemia since October 2011.

She was born on April 23, 1959, in Lima, to Hubert E. “Herb” and Janice R. Burnfield Warnecke, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives in Spencerville.

May 9th

Cynthia S. Warnecke, 53

May 9, 2012

Cynthia S. Warnecke, 53, formerly of Spencerville, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

She is the daughter of Hubert and Janice Warnecke.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Charles Gary Kitchen, 68

May 9, 2012

Charles Gary Kitchen, 68, of 16244 Ohio 66 North in rural St. Marys, died on Friday, May 4, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on April 24, 1944, in Lawrence County, Ky., to Milton G. Kitchen and Lydia Newsome, and they preceded him in death.

On March 28, 1964, in Olive Hill, Ky., he married Colista Middleton, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 12.

May 8th

Gladys M. McGee, 86

May 8, 2012

Gladys M. McGee, 86, of 1125 Shimp Drive, Celina, died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Celina Manor.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1925, in Celina, to Thomas B. and Lillie (Coate) McGee, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her four brothers; three sisters.

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