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July 12th, 2011

Sarah Ann “Sally” Coate, 58

July 12, 2011

Sarah Ann “Sally” Coate, 58, of Celina, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on March 20, 1953, to Raymond L. and Patricia A. (Knott) Giesige, and they preceded her in death.

On Dec. 29, 1972, she married Jared L. “Jerry” Coate, and he survives her.

She is also survived by a son, Heath Coate of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Heather (Kevin) Schmidt of Celina; two grandsons; six brothers; three sisters; two brothers-in-law.

Paul F. Ahlers, 80

July 12, 2011

Paul F. Ahlers, 80, of Dogwood Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on April 25, 1931, in Frenchtown, to Frank L. and Gertrude (Eilerman) Ahlers, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 26, 1953, he married Eileen M. Hilgefort, and she survives him.

Gertrude “Trudy” Schwieterman Kuenning, 74

July 12, 2011

Gertrude “Trudy” Schwieterman Kuenning, 74, died on Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Concord, N.H., after a long illness.  

She was born on April 17, 1937, at Otis Hospital in Celina, the daughter of Urban and Corinne Schwieterman, and they preceded her in death.

July 8th

The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99

July 8, 2011

The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at St. Charles Center infirmary in Carthagena.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1911, in Glynnwood, to Thomas P. and Anna (Cogan) Byrne, and they preceded him in death.

July 7th

The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99

July 7, 2011

The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99, a long-time priest who served many parishes in the area, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the infirmary of St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Diane Sue Koons, 70

July 7, 2011

Diane Sue Koons, 70, of 1815 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1940, in Sidney, the daughter of William and Eldora (Hughes) Haney, and they preceded her in death.

On July 2, 1963, she married Roger R. Koons, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2009.

July 6th

Fred W. Struben Jr., 85

July 6, 2011

Fred W. Struben Jr., 85, of Westport, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1926, in Nebraska, Ind., to Fredrick William and Flora (Lienhoop) Struben, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 7, 1949, in Cincinnati, he married Dorothy Marie Fish, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 1978. On June 8, 1984, in Elizabethtown, he married Joyce Ann Crawhorn, and she survives him.

Pamela J. Johnson Mangin Stover, 64

July 6, 2011

Pamela J. Johnson Mangin Stover, 64, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on May 3, 1947, to Harold A. and Lola M. (Colley) Johnson in Lima.  Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Lima. 

On March 27, 1965, she married Donald D. Mangin Sr. On July 8, 1979, she married William F. Stover, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1998.

Phillip M. Lewis, 55

July 6, 2011

Phillip M. Lewis, 55, of 117 S. Main St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his residence.

 He was born on Sept. 5, 1955, in Celina, the son of Raymond K. and Nora (Colwell) Lewis, and they preceded him in death.

 He is survived by a daughter, Mahala Lewis of Savannah, Ga.; a granddaughter, Eisabella Bush of Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Bonnie (Bruce) Opperman of Elida; a stepsister, Judy (Chuck) Cuffaro of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; several nieces.

July 5th

Sharon M. Wells-Dicke, 65

July 5, 2011

Sharon M. Wells-Dicke, 65, of 5336 Lake Drive, Celina, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1946, in St. Marys, to Virgil and M. Jean (Chilcoat) Keysor. Her father preceded her in death, and her mother survives her in St. Marys.

She married Darwin “Doc” Wells, and he preceded her in death in 1981. On Sept. 9, 1997, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., she married William F. Dicke, and he survives her.

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