Archive - Obituary
October 17th, 2011
Dixie Lee Gaeke, 71, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, formerly of Troy and Tipp City, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born on March 31, 1940, in Arcanum, and her parents preceded her in death.
She married Keith Rhoades, and he preceded her in death. On June 18, 2002, she married Joseph Gaeke, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys.
Armella Ann (Bills) Steinke, 82, formerly of Eastview Drive, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Saturday morning, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
She was born on April 5, 1929, in Chickasaw, to Anthony and Leona (Boeke) Bills, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 27, 1951, at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Chickasaw, Armella married Charles Steinke, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2011.
Patrick H. Deiters, 47, of 102 Buckingham Place, Botkins, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
He was born on March 22, 1964, in St. Marys, the son of Herman Deiters and Ann (Burke) Deiters of Minster, and his mother survives him.
He is also survived by two daughters, Danielle and Heather Deiters, both of Anna; two brothers, John (Diane) Deiters of Anna and Mike Deiters of Minster; one sister, Mrs. Marvin (Julie) Stueve of Minster; his grandmother, Isabelle Burke of St. Marys.
Margaret A. Bruns, 94, formerly of Egypt, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on Sept. 11, 1917, in Maria Stein, to the Henry and Lena (Hoelscher) Rutschilling, and they preceded her in death.
On April 23, 1941, at St. John Catholic Church in Maria Stein, she married Clarence Bruns, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1959.
James Emery Sullivan, 74, formerly of 410 Gas St., and a resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Dayton Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
He was born April 7, 1937, in St. Marys, the son of Orlando and Ruby Lee (Wurster) Sullivan, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his brother, Ed (Sharon) Sullivan of St. Marys; a nephew, Todd (Patty) Sullivan of St. Marys; a great-nephew, Brandon Sullivan of St. Marys; numerous cousins.
Robert Charles Martin Tittle, 63, of 632 Grove St., Celina, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1948, to Robert A. and Evelyn Lucretia (Franks) Tittle, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Edgewood, Ky.
He is also survived by his fiance, Charity Shaffer of Celina; two sons, Robert Tittle of Celina and David (Tina) Tittle of Elsmere, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Tina Wiseman of Newport, Ky.; three grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters.
M. Marjorie Martin, 86, of 14256 River Road, St. Marys, died at 12:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1924, in St. Marys, to Merrill “Bill” and Ruth (Smith) Miller, and they preceded her in death.
“Al” Albert J. Barhorst, 85, of North Frankfort Street, Minster, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, of natural causes at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on July 21, 1926, in Fort Loramie, to Albert H. and Anna (Barlage) Barhorst, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 26, 1949, at St. Augustine Church in Minster, he married Martha (Bornhorst) Barhorst, and she preceded him in death on June 18, 2010.
Robert C. M. Tittle, 63, of Celina, died on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Carl Dennis Ransbottom, 73, of 1117 Kingswood Court, Celina, died at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the Gardens in Celina.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1937, in Celina, to Clifford M. and Kathlene E. (Chapman) Ransbottom, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children, Lori Smith, David Ransbottom and Chris Ransbottom, all of Columbus, and Renee Ransbottom of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister.