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February 24th, 2012

The Rev. Howard William Washburn, 89

February 24, 2012

The Rev. Howard William Washburn, 89, of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.

Howard was born on Oct. 27, 1922, in Hackensack, N.J., to Adlagunda Bellm and Russell LeRoy Washburn Sr., and he was raised by his grandparents, John and Christina Bellm.

February 23rd

Philip Harrington Herzing, 86

February 23, 2012

Philip Harrington Herzing, 86, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, of natural causes.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1926, in St. Marys.

Phil was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Harrington, in 1971, his father, Philip, in 1983, his wife, Martha, in 1986 and his brother, Albert, in 1989.

Betty J. Ford, 77

February 23, 2012

Betty J. Ford, 77, of 515 Ruth St., Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on March 2, 1934, in Bellevue, Mo., to William and Lillian (Winters) Reed.

She married Allen Ford, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2001.

February 22nd

Harry Benjamin “Benny” Young Jr., 57

February 22, 2012

Harry Benjamin “Benny” Young Jr., 57, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Mendon, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1954, in Celina, to Harry B. “Bennie” Young Sr. and Doris Henderson Young, and they survive in Mendon.

He is also survived by a son, Harry B. Young III of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Doris (Matthew) Crim of Mount Vernon and Crystal (Brent) Kline of Van Wert; four brothers; four sisters; three grandchildren; his girlfriend.

Walter E. Stemen, 64

February 22, 2012

Walter E. Stemen, 64, of Irmscher Boulevard, Celina, died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on July 17, 1947, in Celina, to Rex and Vera (Smelser) Stemen, and they preceded him in death.

Walter is survived by three children, Natalie (Tony) Neading of Apison, Tenn., Tammy Stemen of Columbus and Cindy (Ty) Suzuki of Rockford; three grandchildren; four siblings.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday  at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.

Blanche O. Muter, 76

February 22, 2012

Blanche O. Muter, 76, of 225 E. Fayette St., Celina, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1936, in St. Marys, to Otis and Minnie (Heath) Chilcoate, and they preceded her in death.

On July 26, 1952, she married Glen E. Muter, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1998.

Blanche is survived by four children, Dennis (Tracy) Muter of Springfield, Terry (Ann) Muter of Celina, Janice (James) Curry of Celina and Brenda (Jody) May of Celina; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister.

Philip Harrington Herzing, 86

February 22, 2012

Philip Harrington Herzing, 86, a longtime resident of St. Marys, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Miriam E. Engh, 94

February 22, 2012

Miriam E. Engh, 94, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of 1614 Brown’s Lake Drive, Burlington, Wisc., died at 8:46 a.m. Monday, Feb, 20, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Marvin H. Watercutter, 72

February 22, 2012

Marvin H. Watercutter, 72, of Hemlock Street, Celina, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1939, in Minster, to Albert and Leona (Hartings) Watercutter, and they preceded him in death.

On July 10, 1965, in St. Marys, he married Rebecca “Becky” Watercutter (Makley), and she survives in Celina.

February 21st

Marvin H. Watercutter, 72

February 21, 2012

Marvin H. Watercutter, 72, of Hemlock St, Celina,, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1939, in Minster, to the late Albert and Leona (Hartings) Watercutter. On July 10, 1965, he married Rebecca “Becky” Watercutter (Makley) in St. Marys, and she survives in Celina.

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