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October 9th, 2013

Evelyn R. Burger, 87

October 9, 2013

Evelyn R. Burger, 87, of 808 Hackney St. in St. Marys, died 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1926, in Celina, to Harold and Margaret (Lehman) Bender.

On Dec. 20, 1947, in Celina, she married Leo “Jack” Burger, who died on Oct. 25, 1985.

October 8th

Dianna J. Bell, 75

October 8, 2013

Dianna J. Bell, 75, of Cridersville, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System following a short illness.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1937, in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased.

Her stepmother, Clara Davisson, and her stepfather, Benton Carper, are also deceased.

On Sept. 4, 1955, she married Truman J. Bell, who survives in Cridersville.

October 7th

Israel B. Menuez, 40

October 7, 2013

Israel B. Menuez, 40, of Warren, and formerly of Millersburg and Celina, died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Norma (Rutschilling) Huelskamp, 91

October 7, 2013

Norma (Rutschilling) Huelskamp, 91, died on Oct. 6, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. 

She was born on Aug. 23, 1922, in Cassella, to the late Lawrence and the late Rose (Henke) Rutschilling. 

She married Roman B. Huelskamp on June 5, 1943, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1998. 

James F. “Fred” Critten, 94

October 7, 2013

James F. “Fred” Critten, 94, formerly of St. Marys, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 4, 2013, at his residence in Lexington, Ky.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Frederick and Louise (Beckman) Critten, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Sept. 18, 1942, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Bernhold and she preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1996.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Archuleta of Chatham, Ill. and Connie Ecabert of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

October 4th

Donna Marie Bailey, 59

October 4, 2013

Donna Marie Bailey, 59, of Celina,  passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1953, in Caribou, Maine,  the daughter of the late Delmer Tracy and Beatrice Hardgrove Nadeau.

She married Charles Bailey on July 26, 1996, and he survives in Celina, along with her four daughters, Pauletta Bricker of Minster; Mary Ann (Danny) Maggiore of North Branford, Conn.; Nicole Ferraiolo of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Danielle Sanning of Austin, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; five brothers and sisters.  

Mary A. Kriegel, 90

October 4, 2013

Mary A. Kriegel, 90, of Celina, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Gardens at Celina.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1923, in Trinity, Ind., the daughter of Henry and Frances (Hess) Muhlenkamp.

She married Howard F. Wagner on Jan. 26, 1944, and he preceded her in death on April 24, 1965.

On Oct. 31, 1969, she married Edward J. Kriegel,  and he also preceded her in death on April 8, 2010.

Michael W. Schaeufele, 65

October 4, 2013

Michael W. Schaeufele, 65, formerly of St. Marys, passed away at noon Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence in Minster.

He was born on JMichael W. Schaeufele, 65, formerly of St. Marys, passed away at noon Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence in Minster.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1948, in Cleveland, to Alfred and Naomi (Preston)Schaeufele.

On Oct. 9, 2004, he married Linda (Morrow) Schaeufele; she survives at the residence in Minster.

October 3rd

Linda J. Burd, 63

October 3, 2013

Linda J. Burd, 63, of 1730 Celina Road, Lot 24, died at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1950, in Celina, the daughter of Robert Shoe and Jane Chilcoat Kiefer.

She married Harry “Butch” Burd Jr.  on Nov. 21, 1970. He survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her daughter, Karen (Tim) Bowling of St. Marys; by two grandsons, Matthew Bowling of St. Marys; Ryan (and friend Shanen Craft) Bowling of St. Marys.

Lewis G. Meeker, 57

October 3, 2013

Lewis G. Meeker, 57, of 127 W. Madison St. in St. Marys, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 3, 1956, in Lima, to Lewis B. and Thelma (Figley) Meeker.

Survivors include a   son, Joshua Meeker  of St. Marys; two granddaughters, Reanna Meeker and Tayla Meeker; two brothers, Shane Meeker  of Tulsa, Okla. and Shawn (Peg) Meeker  of St. Marys; a sister, Kay (Bruce) Menchofer  of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Thelma Meeker.

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