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March 5th, 2012

Elton “Buck” Thobe, 84

March 5, 2012

Elton “Buck” Thobe, 84, of Maria Stein, died on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Heritage Manor in Minster.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1927, in Maria Stein, to Henry and Matilda (Heitkamp) Thobe, and they preceded him in death.

On May 10, 1952, in St. Rose, he married Norma Hartings, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1989.

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90

March 5, 2012

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. 
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Paul Kohler, 89

March 5, 2012

Paul Kohler, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, where arrangements are incomplete.

March 2nd

Alvin P. Luthman, 67

March 2, 2012

Alvin P. Luthman, 67, of 11741 Luthman Road, Minster, died at 7:42 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on June 17, 1944, in Sidney, to Wilbert and Viola (Gariety) Luthman, and they preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his former wife, Karen (Watercutter) Simpkins; his children, Donna (Anthony) Bayer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annette Luthman of Warrensburg, Ill.; three grandchildren; six siblings; three in-laws.

He was preceded in death by five siblings; two brothers-in-law.

March 1st

Phyllis Dayle Combs, 86

March 1, 2012

Phyllis Dayle Combs, 86, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Otterbein - St. Marys.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, with Elder Robert Deitsch and Elder David K. Scott officiating.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel.

Rodney A. Whetstone, 48

March 1, 2012

Rodney A. Whetstone, 48, of Wapakoneta, died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at his brother’s home in Okeana.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1964, in Lima, to Robert and Connie (Link) Whetstone, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter and fiancé, Ginny Rohrer and Thomas Anderson of Wapakoneta; a stepson, Jaye Helton of Lima; a granddaughter; two brothers.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during the Libyan War.  

Michael S. Boley, 68

March 1, 2012

Michael S. Boley, 68, of Corinth, Miss., formerly of Mendon, died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Centennial Hospital in Ashland City, Tenn.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1943, in Piqua, to Roger M. Boley and Grace I. Shane Boley, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Celina.

On April 29, 1967, he married Cheryl Adams, and she survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Julie (George) Huttick of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law; a grandson.

Joseph G. Brandewie, 85

March 1, 2012

Joseph G. Brandewie, 85, of 11251 Brandewie Road, Fort Loramie, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1927, in Fort Loramie, to Lawrence and Lietta (Bensman) Brandewie, and they preceded him in death along with his stepmother Lucille (Bornhorst) Brandewie.

On July 16, 1949, in Fort Loramie, he married Virginia Schafer, and she survives in Fort Loramie.

February 29th

Sue Thompson, 73

February 29, 2012

Sue Thompson, 73, of 118 Ohio St., St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Lima Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1938, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Clarence and Thelma (Kent) Thompson, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Sharon Hoenie of Mendon; a niece, Shyla (Dan) Houser of Mendon; two great-nephews, Camdan and Ashdan Houser.

Sue was preceded in death by a great-nephew, Jordan Houser.

Margaret L. Rider, 80

February 29, 2012

Margaret L. Rider, 80, of 160 Watercrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Rossburg, to Jesse and Edith (Compton) Ross, and they preceded her in death.

On June 27, 1953, at Shook’s Chapel in Darke County, she married Allen L. Rider, and he survives.

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