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September 8th, 2011

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.

Iris Ann Burwell, 102

September 6, 2011

Iris Ann Burwell, 102, formerly of Wapakoneta, and a long time resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on Feb. 2, 1909, in Lima, the daughter of Daniel and Lillian (Burton) Armentrout, and they preceded her in death.

On May 2, 1927, she married Guy Burwell, and he preceded her in death in October 1993.

September 2nd

Walter N. Miley, 82

September 2, 2011

Walter N. Miley, 82, of 208 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on March 10, 1929, in Wapakoneta, to Harry S. and Florence (Koehl) Miley, and they preceded him in death.

On Sept. 29, 1951, he married Rita M. Axe, and she survives him at the residence.

Edward Meyer, 94

September 2, 2011

Edward Meyer, 94, of North Star, died on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Briarwood Village.

He was born on April 26, 1917, in Willowdell, to Joseph and Rosa (Koester) Meyer, and they preceded him in death. 

On Oct. 23, 1946, he married Margaret B. DeLoye, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1999. 

Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86

September 2, 2011

Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in Akron, the daughter of Charles “Pop” and Pauline (Junkins) Cain, and they preceded her in death.

On July 21, 1946, she married Richard Ballenger, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2001.

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