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February 4th, 2014

Melba P. Lowery, 92

February 4, 2014

Melba P. Lowery, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres.  

She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alva and Mary (Long) Burd, who preceded her in death.  

She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Dorsten, Robert Hecht, and Charles B. Lowery.

Survivors include three sons, James Dorsten of Piqua, Ronald (Mildred) Dorsten of Wapakoneta and Daniel “Lee” (Jean) Dorsten of St. Marys, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

February 3rd

H. Gene Tester, 65

February 3, 2014

H. Gene Tester, 65, of 08304 County Road 33-A in Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. He fought a 5 1/2 year battle with multiple myeloma, and passed away peacefully with his family and close friends at his bedside.

He was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Celina, to Howard and Wilma (Schultz) Tester.

On Aug. 21, 1971, at Westview United Methodist Church in Cridersville, he married Cathy J. Archer, who survives.

Elizabeth “Betty” Sampson, 82

February 3, 2014

Elizabeth “Betty” Sampson, 82, of the Celina Manor Nursing Home, and formerly of 159 Longview Court, St. Marys, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Celina Manor.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1931, in St. Marys, the daughter of Patrick Richard and Stella (Fitzpatrick) Kelley.

She married James H. Sampson on Sept. 30, 1950, and he survives at the residence.

January 31st

Isabella Burke, 97

January 31, 2014

Isabella Burke, 97, currently of 1300 Circle Drive, Otterbein St. Marys, and formerly of 06523 Glynwood Road, St. Marys, died at her Otterbein residence on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Isabella was born on Nov. 14, 1916, in Carthegena, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Buehler) Hartke.

 She married David T. Burke on Aug. 31, 1940, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Carthegena, and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1986.

Mary Ann Preston, 80

January 31, 2014

Mary Ann Preston, 80, of 11719 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, and formerly of Celina, passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1933, to the late Isadore and Margaret (Sudhoff)  Schurman.   

Lois A. McCune, 88

January 31, 2014

Lois A. McCune, 88, formerly of New Bremen, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Michigan.  

She was born on Sept. 4, 1925, in New Bremen.

She was the daughter of John and Alma (Wissman) Scheer.  

In 1941, she married Franklin A. McCune, and he died on Aug. 30, 2012.

She is survived by her sons, Randy (Pat) McCune and Glen (Cindy) McCune, both of Michigan, daughter-in-law Karen Davey Stewart of Alaska, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her sister, Evelyn Ruppert, of St. Marys.  

Julitta S. Nedderman, 90

January 31, 2014

Julitta S. Nedderman, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, in St. Marys.  

She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Leo and Esther (Uetrecht) Nedderman.  

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Loree Nedderman of New Bremen, and a number of nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Virgil and David Nedderman.  

Travis G. Mosley, 44

January 31, 2014

Travis G. Mosley, 44, of 3320 Danny Drive, Lima, died suddenly at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Dec. 8, 1969, in St. Marys, the son of Gary and Georgia (Rice) Mosley, and they survive in Lima.

He married Deborah Gullett on Nov. 16, 2002, and she survives at the residence.

January 30th

William “Bill” T. Phlipot, 61

January 30, 2014

William “Bill” T. Phlipot, 61, of New Bremen, died at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his residence.  

He was born on April 16, 1952, in Coldwater, the son of the late Ernest and Jeannette (Budde) Phlipot.  

Vernon V. “Farmer” Westbay, 91

January 30, 2014

Vernon V. “Farmer” Westbay, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor.  

He was born on Oct. 21, 1922, in Bridgeport, Ill., the son of Cloyd L. and Bessie (Saddler) Westbay, who preceded him in death.  

On June 6, 1942, he married LaVerta A. Hirschfeld, and she died on March 5, 2006.

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