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Iva Jean Gibson, 77

October 31, 2011

Iva Jean Gibson, 77, of 111 Clearview Court, St. Marys, died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Rubin and Woodie (Webb) Burns, and they preceded her in death.

On June 10, 1954, she married Kenneth Gibson, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2000.

She is survived by her two children, Gary (Charlene) Gibson of St. Marys and Lisa (David) Coates of Scottsburg, Ind.; nine grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Jack (Opal) Burns of St. Marys.

October 28th

Frederick Leo Cress, 85

October 28, 2011

Frederick Leo Cress, 85, of Lima, died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Vancrest of Delphos.

He was born to Cecil and Catherine Cress of Bucyrus, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia; a daughter, Kathleen (Robert) Wittorf of Sarasota Springs, Utah; two sons, Larry (Virginia) Cress of Lima and Eric (Mary) Cress of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys.

Herbert C. Topp, 72

October 28, 2011

Herbert C. Topp, 72,  of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1939, in New Bremen, to Walter Carl and Angela Catherine (Berning) Topp, and they preceded him in death.

October 27th

Janice Elaine Seibert, 74

October 27, 2011

Janice “Janet” Elaine Seibert, 74, of 106 N. Main St., Mendon, died at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1937, in St. Marys, to William and Golda (Goodwin) Rupert, and they preceded her in death.

She married Larry Seibert, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Pam Lawson of Mendon; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers.

October 26th

Donald D. Barnes, 82

October 26, 2011

Donald D. “Barney” Barnes, 82, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on July 14, 1929, in Auglaize County, the son of Alfred and Mabel (Greymyre) Barnes, and they preceded him in death.  

On Oct. 27, 1973, he married Hazel Elrod, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1996.

October 21st

Leslie Rone McKinney, 55

October 21, 2011

Leslie Rone McKinney, 55, of 430 Huffman St., St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1957, in Waynesfield, to Judge Gerald and Patricia (Butler) Rone.

On Oct. 3, 1993, in Waynesfield, she married Victor Lewis McKinney, who survives.

She is also survived by her parents, Judge Gerald and Patricia Rone of Waynesfield; by three sisters; a brother; a sister-in-law; by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

October 20th

Mildred K. Knoth, 97

October 20, 2011

Mildred K. Knoth, 97, of formerly of Coldwater, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Gardens at St. Henry.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1914, in St. Peter, to John and Elizabeth (Koesters) Jutte, and they preceded her in death.

On Sept. 2, 1933, she married Henry J. Knoth, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2002.

Bernice J. Thomas, 91

October 20, 2011

Bernice J. Thomas, 91, of 303 Morton St., Celina, died at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, following a sudden illness.

She was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in Lima, the daughter of William and Minnie (Johnson) Hubble, and they preceded her in death.

She married William Thomas on May 6, 1939, and he preceded her in death in March 1974.

October 17th

Harold C. Phlipot Sr., 90

October 17, 2011

Harold C. Phlipot Sr., 90, of Versailles, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Versailles Healthcare Center.

Harold was born on Aug. 30, 1921, in Shelby County, to John and Margaret (Didier) Phlipot, and they preceded him in death.

On April 20, 1949, Harold married Juliana (Hoelscher) Phlipot, and she survives.

Roy A. McMurray, 96

October 17, 2011

Roy A. McMurray, 96, St. Marys, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1915, in Celina, to Arthur and Imogene (Eshelman) McMurray, and they preceded him in death.

On Sept. 3, 1980, he married Norma Jean Horn Turner, and she survives him.

He is also survived by three stepsons, Gene (Gretchen) Turner of St. Marys, Ted Turner of Celina and Joe Douglas (Faye) Turner of George Town, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

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