Archive - Obituary
September 16th, 2011
Emily M. Gephart, 84, of 3495 Elm St., Newport, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born on June 26, 1927, in Russia, to Felix and Margaret (Voisard) Monnin, and they preceeded her in death.
On Nov. 25, 1977, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Newport, she married John A. Gephart Sr., and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2007.
Shirley A. Baker, 77, of 5312 U.S. Route 127, Celina, died at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1934, in St. Henry, to Bertrand and Gertrude (Rafferty)Myers.
On Nov. 27, 1954, she married William Baker, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2006.
She is survived by her son, Rick Baker of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a graddaughter; a sister.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Harve and Pearl (Fryer) Russell, and they preceded her in death.
In 1939, she married Clarence “Shorty” Meyers, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1975. On Dec. 29, 1990, she married Henry B. Drees, and he survives in St. Marys.
Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
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, in Celina, the daughter of Urban and Corinne Schwieterman, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin Kuenning of Concord, N.H., and Keith (Tess) Kuenning of Bow, N.H.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Ruth Ann Kremer) Schwieterman of New Bremen and Dr. Donald (Marilyn Willke) Schwieterman, M.D., of Maria Stein.
Janice R. Schroeder, 74, of 387 Lawrence Road, Delaware, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born on April 19, 1937, in New Knoxville, to Raymond and Aurora (Wierwille) Eversman, and they preceded her in death.
On March 13, 1954, she married Charles Schroeder, and he survives at the residence.
Carl B. Thomas, 97, of rural Rockford, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, where he had resided since fall 2010.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1914, in Venedocia, to Howard and Ruth (Boroff) Thomas, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 17, 1938, he married Dorothy M. Armacost, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 1970. On May 19, 1973, he married Ella Lee Pryer, and she preceded him in death in September 1981.
The Rev. Larry G. Fries, 67, of Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1943, in Piqua, to Charles Frederick Sr. Fries and Jane (Kiser) Fries Campbell, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 3, 1969, he married Mary Kay Gingrich, and she survives him.
Donna M. Forsthoefel, 53, of Celina, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on March 27, 1958, in Columbus, to Boniface H. and Cecile D. (Collins) Forsthoefel, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a brother; a sister; five nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister; a nephew.
Mary H. Helmstetter, 87, of 603 W. South St., St. Marys, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on July 5, 1924, in St. Marys, to August and Helen (Werts) Wieser.
On Aug. 9, 1947, in St. Marys, she married Ferd A Helmstetter, who died on Oct. 31, 1982.