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September 9th, 2011

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.  

Myrtle Lietz, 92

September 8, 2011

Myrtle Lietz, 92, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.

Buddy Dials, 70

September 8, 2011

Buddy Dials, 70, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at his residence.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

September 6th

Cole L. Hiestand, 10

September 6, 2011

Cole L. Hiestand, 10, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, following a courageous 15-month battle with aplasticanemia.  

He was born on Sept. 9, 2000, in Lima, the son of Jonathan and Carrie (Bowman) Hiestand, and they survive him in Wapakoneta.

Martha Jane Hanna, 86

September 6, 2011

Martha Jane Hanna, 86, of 1131 Fairground Road, Celina, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Ashland, to Dewey and Martha (Immel) Brown, and they preceded her in death.

On Jan. 27, 1950, she married Vernis Glen Hanna, and he survives her in Celina.

She is also survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Ruth Hanna, Paul and Phyllis Hanna, Dave and Deb Hanna and Mark and Patricia Hanna, all of Celina; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters.

Dorothy W. Otting, 89

September 6, 2011

Dorothy W. Otting, 89, of 75 S. Jefferson St., Minster, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Briarwood Nursing Center in Coldwater.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1921, in New Bremen, to Raymond and Marie (Topp) Mohrman, and they preceded her in death.

On May 25, 1946, in McCartyville, she married Elmer J. Otting, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2000.

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