Archive - Obituary
March 12th, 2012
Pearl Walker, 82, formerly of 319 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley.
She was born on April 26, 1927, in Pruden, Tenn., to Elvin and Mary (Adkins) Orick, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a brother, Verlin (Janie) Orick of St. Marys; a sister, Evelyn (Hewell) Teague of St. Marys; two brothers-in-law, Donald Schell of St. Marys and Clay Beagle of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen K. Schemmel, 98, formerly of New Bremen, and of Eagle Drive, Minster, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on July 27, 1913, in Sidney, to Albert and Zita (Guissinger) Kloeppel, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 19, 1930, in Sidney, she married William M. Schemmel, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1991.
John W. Burnett, 78, of 800 Touvelle St., Celina, formerly of San Diego, Calif., died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
He was born on April 13, 1933, in Muncie, Ind., to Oscar and Mamie (Valentine) Brumett, and they preceded him in death.
John is survived by his daughter, Sandra D. Burnett of Rockford; a brother; a sister.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Burnett; three brothers.
John served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Schmidt, 83, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Geneva, Ind., to Glen and Hazel (Morgan) Grogg, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 3, 1988, she married Bennett “Ben” Schmidt, and he survives.
Ray D. High, 88, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Union Township, to Ray R. and Mamie Ruth (Spicer) High, and they preceded him in death.
On June 19, 1960, he married Glenda Colwell, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, Larry Joe (Julie) High of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Debra Lee Conway of Fort Wayne and Renee (Richard) Flanary of Celina; two brothers; his mother-in-law; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
E. Lucille Bushong Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Annabel E. Wagner, 101, of New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices of St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1910, in New Bremen, the daughter of Alfred H. and Louise (Schroeder) Scheer, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Alvin “Pete” Wagner, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1980.
Rita Jean (Scheblo) Wilfong, 63, of Holt, Mich., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1948, in Lima, to John A. and Esther L. (West) Scheblo, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 30, 1972, she married Michael A. Wilfong, and he survives.
She is also survived by a brother; 24 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Marcille May Cole Oakman, 85, formerly of Waynesfield, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at her residence in Wauchula, Fla.
She was born on April 16, 1926, in Cridersville, to Herman and Anna Walti Dawson, and they preceded her in death.
In 1947, she married Russell Eugene Cole, and he preceded her in death in 1956. On July 2, 1989, she married Robert D. Oakman, and he survives.
Bernard D. “Bernie” McCarty, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born on March 21, 1927, in a farm home in Marion Township, Hardin County, to Hobart and Francis (Fields) McCarty, and they preceded him in death.
On June 8, 1947, he married Mary Ann Copeland, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, Ronald J. McCarty of Wapakoneta; two sisters; several nieces and nephews;
He was preceded in death by a sister.