Archive - Obituary
February 7th, 2012
Fred Cook, 79, of St. Marys, died on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Donna Jacobs, 68, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., in St. Marys.
Carolyn P. Stirn, 78, of rural Lima, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on July 10, 1933, in Wyandot County, to Dale E. and Beggs Parsell, and they preceded her in death. Her stepmother, Dorothy Castainien, also preceded her in death.
On Aug. 28, 1955, she married the Rev. Eldon D. Stirn, and he survives her.
Howard R. Harner, 90, of Celina, died on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at the Gardens at Celina.
He was born on May 16, 1921, in Mercer County, to Clem and Laura (Donovan) Harner, and they preceded him in death.
On Dec. 16, 1949, he married Audrey Davis, and she survives.
He is also survived by Duane (Sue) Harner of Celina; a daughter, Wanda Harner of Florida; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; one grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Cecelia Elizabeth Whitmer, 93, of 913 Willow St., Celina, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1918, in Denver, Colo., to the late Sven and Esther (Allspach) Vegelin. On July 24, 1943, she married Lewis Whitmer, who died July 29, 2006.
She is survived by two brothers; five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Calvert officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery in Celina.
Dorothy Mae Zeller, 79, of Celina, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1932, in Greenville, to Alf and Florence (McSherry) Burke, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 11, 1950, she married Robert E. Zeller, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by a son, Don R. (Sandy) Zeller of Celina; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ron L. Zeller; a brother.
Genevieve “Peg” Thees Heppeard, 91, of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1920, in Toledo, to Roy and Ruth E. “Petie” (Tester) Saunders, and they preceded her in death.
On April 7, 1942, she married Frederick B. Thees, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1967. On Oct. 11, 1998, she married Chester S. Heppeard, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2000.
William Novin, 81, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on June 5, 1930. in Zeigler, Ill., to Michael and Mary (Gulish) Novin, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 19, 1952, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Oregon, he married Patricia Daney, and she survives.
Mildred A. Botkin, 93, formerly of 1033 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Xenia, where she had resided for the past two years.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1918, in Rockford, the daughter of John and Frances (Witter) Alspaugh, and they preceded her in death.
On June 11, 1946, she married Charles Botkin, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2010.
Dean J. Strawn, 66, of 1310 State Route 29, Celina, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1945, in Van Wert County, to Harley and Erma (Harp) Strawn, and they preceded him in death.
On April 23, 1993, he married Carel Snyder, and she survives in Celina.
He is also survived by a sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two bothers.