Archive - Obituary
January 18th, 2012
Frances L. Neal, 91, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Mansfield and Lexington, died at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on April 12, 1920, in Mansfield, the daughter of Edgar and Verna (Collier) Case, and they preceded her in death.
On July 20, 1940, she married Glenn A. Neal, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2007.
Gladys Amelia (Stroh) Fledderjohann, 90, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
Gladys was born on Oct. 16, 1921, in her childhood home near New Knoxville, the only daughter of four children born to Vernon and Ella (Vordermark) Stroh, and they preceded her in death.
On May 25, 1941, she married Vernon Fledderjohann, and he preceded her in death.
Margaret R. “Maggie” Ellis, 78, of Celina, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on March 28, 1933, in Celina, to Earl E. and Roie A. (Gaskill) Vorhees, and they preceded her in death.
On Dec. 24, 1954, she married Charles E. Ellis, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1991.
She is survived by a daughter, Debra (Jim) Fishbaugh of Celina; a granddaughter; a sister; her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Louis R. Bruns, 88, of 2641 Goettemoeller Road, Maria Stein, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born on July 24, 1923, in St. Rose, to Charles and Anna (Meier) Bruns, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 8, 1948, he married Mary Evelyn Schmitmeyer, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1989.
Carl W. Schlenker Sr., 92, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
He was born on May 16, 1919, in Wapakoneta, to John and Elizabeth (Ochs) Schlenker, and they preceded him in death.
On June 22, 1940, he married Mildred (Mid) Cook, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1992.
Patti A. Hullinger, 51, of 909 Tecumseh Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:17 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Nov. 2, 1960, in Hammond, Ind., to Ralph and Colleen (Popyk) Rodgers, and they preceded her in death.
On Dec. 27, 1987, in Loveland, Colo., she married Timothy A. Hullinger, and he survives.
Joseph L. Sarfi, 94, of 1020 Fleck Ave., Celina, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1917, in Cleveland, to Joszef and Mari (Stefarak) Sarfi, and they preceded him in death.
On April 21, 1943, he married Harriet F. Dudek, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2005.
He is survived by a son, Glenn R. (Santosh) Sarfi of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Valerie Strohl of Celina and Gayle (Gerry) Simon of Kent; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a nephew; a great nephew; a great-great niece and nephew.
Gladys A. Fledderjohann, 90, of 11168 Plattner Pike, New Knoxville, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are being completed with Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home in New Knoxville.
Cleona C. Wyen, 90, formerly of Seventh Street, Minster, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Briarwood Manor in Coldwater; she had been a patient there for two years.
She was born on March 3, 1921, in St. Patrick, to Joseph and Henrietta (Alternatt) Meyer. On June 3, 1941, she married Victor A. Wyen; he died on May 26, 1974.
The Rev. Joan Diane Spade, 70, formerly of Botkins, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, after a brief illness at St. Marys Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1941, in Oxford, to Charles and Dorothy Spade, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a niece.
She was preceded in death by her brother.
Private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.
Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.