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February 20th, 2012

Verti Lee Chaffins, 79

February 20, 2012

Verti Lee Chaffins, 79, of Bourbonnais, formerly of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill.

She was born on Nov. 26, 1932, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Edgle and Cordie (Tuttle) Wicker, and they preceded her in death.

On Feb. 13, 1947, she married Richard Chaffins, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2005.

February 17th

S. Andrew Liming, 57

February 17, 2012

S. Andrew Liming, 57, of St. Marys, was found dead on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Ruth Eleanore Holtzhauer Rohrbach, 88

February 17, 2012

Ruth Eleanore Holtzhauer Rohrbach, 88, joined other family members and friends at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
She was the daughter of Joseph and Olvina (Hoagland) Holtzhauer, and they preceded her in death.
On May 11, 1946, she married Norman Rohrbach, whom she continued to love throughout her life, and he preceded her in death.

Mary Anne Zimmerman, 65

February 17, 2012

Mary Anne Zimmerman, 65, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1946, in Lima, to Fred  R. “Dick” and Mary C. Scheufler Neil, and they preceded her in death.

On Aug. 15, 1981, she married Richard A. “Dick” Zimmerman, and he survives in Spencerville.

Chester Steven “Sonny” Browder, 65

February 17, 2012

Chester Steven “Sonny” Browder, 65, of 11514 N. Hwy 41, Farmersburg, Ind., died at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Sullivan Community Hospital, Sullivan, Ind.

He was born on Aug. 17, 1946, in St. Marys, to Paul Browder and Bonnie E. (Vanover) Browder, and they preceded him in death.

On April 18, 1970, he married Rebecca Sutherland, and she survives.

Mildred M. Wolfal, 90

February 17, 2012

Mildred M. Wolfal, 90, formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Santa Rita Nursing Center in Green Valley, Ariz.

She was born on April 21, 1921, in Spencerville, to Ralph and Amy (Snyder) Clark, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Richard (Mary Ann) Jones of Dumas, Ark.; a daughter Susan Beahrs of Sahuarita, Ariz., 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Lowell) Miller of Spencerville.

February 13th

Harold E. Oda, 85

February 13, 2012

Harold E. Oda, 85, of Minster, died at 12:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Minster.

He was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Miami County, to Otto and Elsie (Fessler) Oda, and they preceded him in death.

He married Phyllis (Fronda) Oda, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2011.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Oda, Diane (Doug) McGlaughlin and Alice Lawrence, all of Minster; a daughter-in-law; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harold B. Oda; three siblings.

Margaret Mary Clementz Dickman, 88

February 13, 2012

Margaret Mary Clementz Dickman, 88, of Cridersville, died at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on July 2, 1923, in Kalida, to Frank and Mary Miller Wehri, and they preceded her in death.

On July 31, 1946, she married Eugene Clementz, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1985. On Dec. 6, 1986, she married Ferd Dickman, and he preceded her in death on May 18, 1992. On Dec. 5, 2004, she married Roman Eickholt Sr., and he survives her.

Colista Kitchen, 68

February 13, 2012

Colista Kitchen, 68, of 16244 State Route 66, St. Marys, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1944, in Olive Hill, Ky., the daughter of James and Evelyn (Carpenter) Middleton, and they preceded her in death.

On March 28, 1964, in Olive Hill, Ky., she married Charles Gary, and he survives at the residence.

February 10th

Carman A. Hirschfeld, 95

February 10, 2012

Carman A. Hirschfeld, 95, of New Bremen, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1916, on a farm near New Bremen, the son of Benjamin and Malinda (Kellermeyer) Hirschfeld, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 4, 1940, he married Norma Davenport, and she preceded him in death on May 30, 1998.

 

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