Archive - Obituary
November 28th, 2011
Kenneth R. Elshoff, 79, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
He was born on April 1, 1932, in New Knoxville, to Floranz and Esther Elshoff, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Lea; two sons, David (Heidi) and Steven (Anne); three grandchildren, Kenneth, Erich and Paige; two stepgrandchildren, Shannon and Daniel; two brothers, Eldred (Cal) of LaCanada, Calif., and Mack of New Knoxville.
He served in Korea from 1953-54, rising to the rank of staff sergeant.
Lora Collins, 75, of 1708 Nagel St., St. Marys, died suddenly at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1936, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Troy and Biddie (Wicker) Chaffins, and they preceded her in death.
On March 5, 1955, she married Morrell Collins, and he survives her at the residence.
Rex E. Wallace, 80, of Celina, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys.
He was born on June 1, 1931, in Toledo, the son of Vern and Sadie Gleason Wallace, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 22, 1952, he married Delores “Jean” Brackman, and she survives him in Celina.
Irma A. Wendeln, 76, of 1776 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, where she had been a patient for seven weeks.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Minster, to John and Mary (Dwenger) Sturwold, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 21, 1956, she married Charles U. Wendeln, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2009.
Viola L. Thuman, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are being completed at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Edward W. Schulte, 84, of Celina, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Celina, to Frank and Rosa (Zumbrink) Schulte, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Waneta Michaels, and she survives him.
Delmar D. Hartley, 81, of St. Marys, died at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Moore County, Texas, to Clell A. and Ruth M. (Wollen) Hartley, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Edgar Hartley of New York, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by a brother; a sister.
Delmar served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Rosemary T. Menker, 76, St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Otterbein Retirement Center, St. Marys.
She was born on May 9, 1935, in Fort Loramie, to William and Theresa (Sherman) Albers, and they preceded her in death.
On July 2, 1955, she married Norman U. Menker, and he survives at Otterbein.
Charles M. “Bud” Hay, 92, of 205 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Charles I. and Matty Marie (Schlechty) Hay, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 19, 1946, he married Louise Moeller, and she preceded him in death on March 30, 2008.
Jane Goodwin, 66, of 127 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on May 10, 1945, in St. Marys, the daughter of Orville and Helen (Schelby) Miars, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in St. Marys.