Archive - Obituary
August 23rd, 2011
The Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth, 79, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence at Miller’s Assisted Living, where he had resided since 2006, of natural causes.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1931, in New Bremen, the son of the Rev. Arnold W. and Martha (Katterhenry) Meckstroth, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 17, 1960, in Red Bud, Ill., he took Jo Ann Herschbach as his bride, and she survives him.
Karl A. Willrath, 33, formerly of Celina, died on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence in Bradford.
He was born on July 22, 1978, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Wayne E. and Marsha A. (Colson) Willrath, and they survive him in Celina.
He is also survived by 12 aunts and uncles; numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick and Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with the Rev. Bob Sweeney officiating. Burial will be held in Buck Cemetery in Celina.
Frederick R. Gilleo, 80, of Oakland, Mich., died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at his daughter’s residence in Celina.
He was born on Jan. 2, 1931, in Detroit, Mich., to Glen and Anna (Larkin) Gilleo, and they preceded him in death.
In 1984, he married Nancy Podeski, and she preceded him in death in October 2009.
He is survived by four children, Pam (Jerry) Fleck of Celina, Doug (Cindy) Gilleo of Celina, Willis Gilleo of Celina and Gene (Lisa) Gilleo of Celina; two sisters; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Emily Jean McCune, 79, of rural Mendon, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the Golden Valley Living Center in St. Marys, with her family by her side.
She was born on Sept. 22, 1931, in her lifelong residence in Auglaize County, the daughter of Merle and Catherine S. (Brodbeck) Shimp, and they preceded her in death.
On June 21, 1951, she married Harold E. McCune, and he survives her. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Steven H. Shrock Sr., 71, of 10805 Celina-Mendon Road, Mendon, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1940, in Elwood, Ind., the son of John and Claudine (Garner) Shrock, and they preceded him in
He married Karen Smith on Feb. 15, 1958, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his three sons, Steven (Tami) Shrock Jr. of Versailles, Dave (Shelley) Shrock of Celina, Scott Schrock of Mendon; by three grandchildren; by one brother.
Richard C. “Dick” Weisenbarger, 79, of 801 Oliver St., St. Marys, and formerly of Van Wert, died on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following a brief illness.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Darke County, the son of Wilbur and Mabel (Carmony) Weisenbarger.
He married Izez Weadock Ankerman on May 22, 1993, and she survives at the residence.
Damon Springer, 16, of 9676 State Route 127, Celina, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Wayne Hospital in Greenville.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1994, in Knox County, to James Springer of Celina and Amy (Duane) Willey of Danville, and they survive him.
He is also survived by a brother, Andrew Springer; a sister, Beth Shafer; his grandparents, Don and Dorothy Springer of Celina, James Frye of Mount Vernon and Mike and Bonnie Swingley of Howard; his great-grandparents, William and Evelina Frye of Howard.
He was preceded in death by two uncles; two cousins.
Donald H. Leffler, 82, of Celina, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1929, in Celina, to Howard and Opal (Lechliter) Leffler, and they preceded him in death.
He married Dorothy Sheets, and she preceded him in death. On Dec. 29, 1979, he married Carolyn Baucher, and she survives him in Celina.
Robert J. Bayham, 95, of 04370 Poppe Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on March 14, 1916, in Dayton, the son of Frank and Flora (Hobler) Bayham, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 5, 1946, he married Cecilia M. Bochenek, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2008.
Marie Duerr Eichenauer, 88, of Celina, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1922, in Adrian, Mich., to Kenneth and Eva (Leonard) Sheldon, and they preceded her in death.
In 1940, she married Elwin H. Duerr Sr., and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1978. She later married Russell K. Eichenauer, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1995.