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November 23rd, 2011

Chester E. Hittepole Sr., 85

November 23, 2011

Chester E. Hittepole Sr., 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at  Lima Memorial Health System.  

He was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in St. Johns, the son of Glen and Mabel (Kiese) Hittepole, and they preceded him in death.  

On Feb. 17, 1947, he married Dorothy M. Werling, and she survives him.

Loretta I. Bustetter, 84

November 23, 2011

Loretta I. Bustetter, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.  

She was born on Dec. 13, 1926, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Brautigam) Seitz, and they preceded her in death.  

On June 6, 1945, she married Alfred A. Bustetter, and he survives her.

November 22nd

Marilyn E. Hawk, 80

November 22, 2011

Marilyn E. Hawk, 80, of Celina, died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in Celina, to Eugene C. and Hilda P. (Schoch) Heckler, and they preceded her in death.

On June 14, 1952, she married Richard E. Hawk, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1995.

Barbara “Jane” Keller, 68

November 22, 2011

Barbara “Jane” Keller, 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at her residence, surrounded by her family following a courageous two year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She faced this disease with love, grace and dignity.

She was born on Sept. 18, 1943, to Fredrick and Elizabeth Banks Pitthan, and they preceded her in death.  

On Aug. 11, 1962, she married the love of her life John A. Keller, and he survives her in Wapakoneta. They were married for 49 years.

November 21st

Cyrus “Jimmy” Frey, 55

November 21, 2011

Cyrus “Jimmy” Frey, 55, of St. Marys, was found dead on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, near Grand Lake St. Marys.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1956, in St. Marys, the son of John and Eleanor (Walker) Frey, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by three sons, Dustin (Felissa Contreras) Frey of St. Marys, Jeremy Frey of St. Marys and Justin (Melissa Graves) Frey of St. Marys; his siblings, Mike (Deb) Frey of St. Marys, John (Barb) Frey Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jane (Ron) Paulus of Pasadena, Texas; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Emma.

Anita L. Rogers, 36

November 21, 2011

Anita L. Rogers, 36, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.

She was born in Lima, the daughter of Billy and Carol (Meckstroth) Rogers, and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. Her father preceded her in death.

November 18th

Elbert L. Baird, 88

November 18, 2011

Elbert L. Baird, 88, of 11309 Bobwhite Lane, St. Marys, died at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Old Washington, to Charles M. and Vera A. (Boyd) Baird, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by two stepsons, James J. Hammann of Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Joseph P. Hammann of Tipp City; two nephews, Charles (JoAnn) Baird  of Old Washington and Mervin (Barbara) Baird of Old Washington; numerous great-nephews and great-nieces.

Eileen M. Bortner, 73

November 18, 2011

Eileen M. Bortner, 73, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home in Auburn.

She was born on March 14, 1938, in New Bremen, to Adrian and Helen (Brewer) Greber, and they preceded her in death.

On June 24, 1989, in Churubusco, she married Jack W. Bortner, and he survives in Auburn.

November 17th

Elbert Baird, 88

November 17, 2011

Elbert Baird, 88, of St. Marys, died ON Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical in Lima.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Mary Belle Norris, 97

November 17, 2011

Mary Belle Norris, 97, of Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choice, St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1913, in Kosciusko County, Ind., to James and Florence Stackhouse, and they preceded her in death.

On Oct. 18, 1932, she married Earl E. Norris, and he preceded her in death on July 22, 1992.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty (James) Phillips of Celina; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers.

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