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January 30th, 2014

Vernon V. “Farmer” Westbay, 91

January 30, 2014

Vernon V. “Farmer” Westbay, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor.  

He was born on Oct. 21, 1922, in Bridgeport, Ill., the son of Cloyd L. and Bessie (Saddler) Westbay, who preceded him in death.  

On June 6, 1942, he married LaVerta A. Hirschfeld, and she died on March 5, 2006.

January 29th

Mark Alan Miley, 61

January 29, 2014

Mark Alan Miley, 61, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Golden Living Center Valley in St. Marys.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1953, in Mercer County, the son of Walter and Rita (Axe) Miley.

He married Lorna West in 1985, in San Diego, Calif., and she preceded him in death after 18 years of marriage.

He is survived by his mother, Rita Miley, of St. Marys and by a sister, Susan (Mickey) Walker of Knox, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his father, wife and an infant brother, Daniel Miley.

January 28th

Kathryn A. McBride, 83

January 28, 2014

Kathryn A. McBride, 83, of St. Marys, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.

She was born on Jan. 29, 1930, in Wapakoneta, to Hugh and Gertrude (Schneider) Cook.

On Dec. 5, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, she married Perry D. McBride, who survives.

January 22nd

Dorothy “Ruth” Raymond, 93

January 22, 2014

Dorothy “Ruth” Raymond, 93, of 936 W. High St., St. Marys, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2014, in St. Marys.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1920, in St. Marys, to Ralph Harrison and Mina Christine (Finke) Palmer.

On May 29, 1938, in St. Marys, she married Edwin M. Hollman, who died on Oct. 19, 1974.

On March 11, 1983, she then married Vernon “Susie” Raymond Sr., who died on Sept. 30, 1998.

Robert W. Caldwell, 85

January 22, 2014

Robert W. Caldwell, 85, of 12797 State Route 29, St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on July 22, 1928, in Toledo, the son of Clarence and Thelma (Ashton) Caldwell.

He married Mary Ann Minch on Oct. 9, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2013.

January 17th

Dave "Salty" Horner, 71

January 17, 2014

Dave "Salty" Horner, 71, of 535 S. Chestnut St., Van Wert, died at 11:55  p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born on May 11, 1942, in Indianapolis, Ind., to parents Ward L. and Mary K. (Caldwell) Horner, both of whom preceded him in death.

Thomas A. Broyles, 72

January 17, 2014

Thomas A. Broyles, 72, of Ottawa, and Wildwood, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Tom was born in St. Marys, the son of Warren and Virginia (Fischer) Broyles. Both sides of his family came from Germany.

Tom began his pharmacy career in 1957, working in a local pharmacy in St. Marys.

January 16th

Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89

January 16, 2014

Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89, of 2304 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on March 29, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the son of Oliver and Minerva (Dresher) Fritz.

He married Dorothy L. Jurosic on May 25, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, and she survives at the residence.

January 13th

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Backs) Nelson, 62

January 13, 2014

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Backs) Nelson, 62, of Union, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

She had worked for many years in customer service with U.S. Airways. She was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration in West Milton. Betty loved the arts, theater and traveling. She had an unconditional love and made people, especially children feel special. Betty will be remembered for her hard work, her love of jewelry and making jewelry and a laugh and a twinkle in her eye that will remain in our hearts forever. 

January 10th

Thelma Fannon, 97

January 10, 2014

Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St., St. Marys,  died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor, Celina.

She was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.

On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1973.

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