Archive - Obituary
March 30th, 2012
Norma Jean Pottorf Whetstone, 88, of Sidney, passed away at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
Born on March 26, 1924, in Piqua, Norma Jean was a daughter of Alonzo and Pearl (West) Moyer, and they preceded her in death.
She married Robert Pottorf, and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1980. In 1983, she then married Eldon Whetstone, and he preceded her in death on March 5, 2001.
Robert E. Bender, 49, of Shreve, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at his residence after a two-year, very strong battle with a rare cancer and most recently kidney failure.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1962, in St. Marys, to Robert Lee and Claudia (Goldenetz) Bender, and his father preceded him in death in 1999. His mother survives him in St. Marys.
In June 1983, he married Christine Unkel Bender, and she survives him in Shreve.
He is also survived by his two daughters, Alyssa Bender (Mike) Eikleberry and Teresa Bender, both of Shreve.
Jack Clinton Willeke, 40, of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born on Feb. 29, 1972, in Bellefontaine, to Wayne E. Willeke and Lillian Mary (Thaxton) Willeke, and they survive him in Bellefontaine.
On Dec. 30, 2000, in New Bremen, he married Kendra Grimm, and she survives.
He is also survived by two stepsons, Eric Enriquez and Danny Williams, both of St. Marys; a stepdaughter, Alyssa Williams of St. Marys; a brother; two grandchildren; two nieces; a nephew; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jonathan Everage, 30, formerly of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Dorothy M. Hittepole, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home.
Barbara A. Weber, 72, of Celina, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1939, in Celina, to Franklin Eugene “Buzz” Wise Sr. and Rita Clara Mary (Fischer) Wise, and they preceded her in death.
She married Robert “Chico,” and he survives in Celina.
She is also survived by a daugher, Jill (Hiro) Tanaka of Austin, Texas; three grandsons; three sisters; a brother; two sisters-in-law.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Beatrice E. Swartz, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1930, in Lima, to Emmitt Cloyd and Beola Estella Long Stotts, and they preceded her in death.
She married Leon J. Swartz, and he preceded her in death.
Genevieve Russell, 74, of 416 Beech St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1936, in St. Marys, to John and Callie (Starkey) Goodwin, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Mark) Baker of St. Marys; five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Russell; a grandson; seven brothers and sisters.
Private family services will be held.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.
David T. Russell, 74, of Celina, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on April 25, 1937, in Providence, R.I., to Wilbur and Olive (Allen) Russell, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 14, 1959, he married Wava Lantz, and she survives in Celina.
He is also survived by three children, Michael David (Beth) Russell, Roberta “Bobbie” (Rick) Turner and Ronda (Ron) Helmer, all of Celina; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister.
Vernis Glen Hanna, 89, of 1311 Fairground Road, in Celina, died at 8:05 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1923, in Darke County, to Garnet and Daisy (Norris) Hanna, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 27, 1950, he married Martha Brown, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2011.
He is survived by his sons, Ray (Ruth) Hanna, Paul (Phyllis) Hanna, Dave (Deb) Hanna and Mark (Patricia) Hanna, all of Celina; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers; a sister.