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February 27th, 2012

Charles “Chuck” Engle, 72,

February 27, 2012

Charles “Chuck” Engle, 72, of Celina, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 29, 1939, in Kodak, Ky., to Benjamin Engle and Marie Sumner, and they preceded him in death.

On Dec. 2, 1961, he married Joan Murray, and she survives him.

He is also survived by a son, Charles Engle Jr. of St. Marys; a daughter, Karen (Charles) Tester of Celina; five brothers; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

February 25th

Robert Dieringer, 91

February 25, 2012

Robert Dieringer, 91, of Social Circle, Ga., died at 4:14 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at his residence.

Born on June 25, 1920, in St. Marys. He was the son of the late Frank Dieringer and the late Minnie Wieser Dieringer..

February 24th

Miriam E. Engh, 94

February 24, 2012

Miriam E. Engh, 94, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, and formerly of 1614 Brown’s Lake Drive, Burlington, Wis., died at 8:46 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Otterbein-St. Marys.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1917, in Westville, Okla., the daughter of Bert and Nevada (Sparks) Neel.

She married Raymond K. Engh on Jan. 6, 1945, in Tulsa, Okla., and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1996.

Jack R. Adams Sr., 80

February 24, 2012

Jack R. Adams Sr.,  80, of Lima, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at his  residence in Lima.

Born on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1932, in Lima, he was the son of Louis Adams and Harriet Pryor  Adams, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 6, 1954, he married Rose E. Point who died on Nov. 18, 2011.

He served in the Army from 1949 until 1952 and was a veteran of the  Korean War.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 37 years of service and enjoyed caring for his large garden.

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.

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