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February 3rd, 2012

Dorothy Mae Zeller, 79

February 3, 2012

Dorothy Mae Zeller, 79, of Celina, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1932, in Greenville, to Alf and Florence (McSherry) Burke, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 11, 1950, she married Robert E. Zeller, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by a son, Don R. (Sandy) Zeller of Celina; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ron L. Zeller; a brother.

Genevieve “Peg” Thees Heppeard, 91

February 3, 2012

Genevieve “Peg” Thees Heppeard, 91, of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Oct. 4, 1920, in Toledo, to Roy and Ruth E. “Petie” (Tester) Saunders, and they preceded her in death.

On April 7, 1942, she married Frederick B. Thees, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1967. On Oct. 11, 1998, she married Chester S. Heppeard, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2000.

William Novin, 81

February 3, 2012

William Novin, 81, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on June 5, 1930. in Zeigler, Ill., to Michael and Mary (Gulish) Novin, and they preceded him in death.

On Feb. 19, 1952, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Oregon, he married Patricia Daney, and she survives.

February 2nd

Mildred A. Botkin, 93

February 2, 2012

Mildred A. Botkin, 93, formerly of 1033 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Xenia, where she had resided for the past two years.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1918, in Rockford, the daughter of John and Frances (Witter) Alspaugh, and they preceded her in death.

On June 11, 1946, she married Charles Botkin, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2010.

Dean J. Strawn, 66

February 2, 2012

Dean J. Strawn, 66, of 1310 State Route 29, Celina, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1945, in Van Wert County, to Harley and Erma (Harp) Strawn, and they preceded him in death.

On April 23, 1993, he married Carel Snyder, and she survives in Celina.

He is also survived by a sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two bothers.

Lillian G. Kline, 87

February 2, 2012

Lillian G. Kline, 87, of rural Rockford, died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1924, in Wren, to Ralph Lonice Royer and Mamie Dale Swartz, and they preceded her in death.

On June 29, 1946, in Ohio City, she married D. Wayne Kline, and he survives.

She is also survived by two sons, Ron (Cheryl) Kline of St. Marys and Keith (Karen) Kline of Ohio City; a daughter, Barb Baker of Rockford; a brother; 11 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 15 great-stepgrandchildren.

Jody M. Heppeard Hughes, 47

February 2, 2012

Jody M. Heppeard Hughes, 47, of Celina, died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Dec. 18, 1964, in Celina, to Mary Heppeard Massengill, and she survives.

She married Bill R. Hughes, and he survives.

She is also survived by three sons, Richard Kupper of Wapakoneta, William Brown of Celina and Randy (Tara) Hughes of Washington; two daughters, Kaylea (Tim) Beougher of Celina and Sherri Kupper of Wapakoneta; two brothers; a sister; five grandchildren.

February 1st

Doris M. Wannemacher, 84

February 1, 2012

Doris M. Wannemacher, 84, of Lochard Road, Anna, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1927, in Minster, to Robert and Elizabeth (Bergman) Stueve, and they preceded her in death.

On Aug. 27, 1949, in Minster, she married Orville Wannemacher, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2005.

She is survived by her children, Gerald (Sue) Wannemacher of Sidney, Marcia (Dan) Worthington of Anna and Dan (Donna) Wannemacher of Anna; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister; a sister-in-law.

Josephine E. McEvoy, 91

February 1, 2012

Josephine E. McEvoy, 91, of Celina, died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Colonial Nursing Center in Rockford.

She was born on March 20, 1920, in Toledo, to James Butler Mowery and Gertrude Elizabeth (Hatfield) Mowery, and they preceded her in death.

On Feb. 1, 1941, she married Harry Joseph McEvoy, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 1992.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Alexander of Celina, Marty (Al) Grosjean of Toledo and Sue Thomas of Celina; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Nancy Louise Horner, 73

February 1, 2012

Nancy Louise Horner, 73, formerly of St. Marys, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Van Wert Manor in Van Wert.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1939, in Salem Township, the daughter of Raymond S. and Viola N. (Shaner) Ginter, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, Aaron Horner of St. Marys, Alan (Ann) Horner of St. Marys and Andrew Horner of St. Marys; a daughter, Ann Wilker of Van Wert; seven grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Schwartz of Wapakoneta.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Ginter.

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