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September 12th, 2011

The Rev. Larry G. Fries, 67

September 12, 2011

The Rev. Larry G. Fries, 67, of Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1943, in Piqua, to Charles Frederick Sr. Fries and Jane (Kiser) Fries Campbell, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 3, 1969, he married Mary Kay Gingrich, and she survives him.

Donna M. Forsthoefel, 53

September 12, 2011

Donna M. Forsthoefel, 53, of Celina, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on March 27, 1958, in Columbus, to Boniface H. and Cecile D. (Collins) Forsthoefel, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by a brother; a sister; five nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister; a nephew.

September 9th

Mary H. Helmstetter, 87

September 9, 2011

Mary H. Helmstetter, 87, of 603 W. South St., St. Marys, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on July 5, 1924, in St. Marys, to August and Helen (Werts) Wieser.

On Aug. 9, 1947, in St. Marys, she married Ferd A Helmstetter, who died on Oct. 31, 1982.

Enid Eudene Holdren, 93

September 9, 2011

Enid Eudene Holdren, 93, of Brownstown, died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in her home.

Funeral services were on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 23620 N. Huron River Drive, Rockwood.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1917, in St. Marys, the daughter of Milo and Ruth (Potts) Johns.

Gail L. Becker, 89

September 9, 2011

Gail L. Becker, 89, of rural Spencerville, died peacefully at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Elida, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Lulu (Seewer) Whetstone, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 13, 1941, she married Owen O. Becker, and he died on Nov. 20, 1990.

Mary Helmstetter, 87

September 9, 2011

Mary Helmstetter, 87, of St. Marys, died on Thursday Sept. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.

Myrtle Mae Lietz, 92

September 9, 2011

Myrtle Mae Lietz, 92, formerly of 601 S. Main St., St. Marys, and a resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on May 6, 1919, in Clay Township, the daughter of Osborn and Nancy (Brackney) Dudgeon, and they preceded her in death.

On Dec. 16, 1939, she married Ned Lietz, and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1999.

Geraldine C Leohner, 97

September 9, 2011

Geraldine C Leohner, 97, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, where she had lived for the past six years.

She was born on Wednesday, June 24, 1914, in Rockbridge, the third daughter of William and Blanche (Starner) Primmer, and they preceded her in death. 

On Sept. 26, 1936, she married Robert Grant Leohner, and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1977, after 40 years of marriage. 

Buddy M. Dials, 70

September 9, 2011

Buddy M. Dials, 70, of 911 W. Spring St., St. Marys, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on July 13, 1941, in Martin County, Ky., to Abslon and Orgie (Meade) Dials, and they preceded him in death.

On June 24, 1976, in Columbus, he married Nancy L. Shoffstall, and she survives him.

September 8th

Kathryn G. “Kathy” Welker, 58

September 8, 2011

Kathryn G. “Kathy” Welker, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by her family.  

She was born on March 23, 1953, in Lima, to William “Bill” and Emmagene (Keller) Cool. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father preceded her in death.  

On March 19, 1983, she married Thomas C. Welker Sr., and he survives her.  

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