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May 9th, 2014

Braxton Mathew Patten, infant

May 9, 2014

Braxton Mathew Patten, newborn son of Rachel Patten and Mason Garman of St. Marys, died on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.

He is survived by his mother, Rachel Patten of St. Marys, by his father, Mason Garman of St. Marys, by his maternal grandparents, Mathew and Heather Patten of St. Marys, great-grandmother Frances Holmes of St. Marys, great-grandmother Kathy Patten of Jackson Center. He is survived by his aunts and uncles, Brianna Pendergraft, Danielle Patten, Haylee Patten, Mathew Patten Jr. and Kyle Pendergraft.

Wilbert F. Gruebmeyer, 95

May 9, 2014

Wilbert F. Gruebmeyer, 95, of New Bremen, died at 8:10 a.m.  Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.  

He was born on Aug. 15, 1918, on the family farm outside of New Bremen.  

He was the son of the late Fred and Flora (Wehrman) Gruebmeyer.  

On June 20, 1945, he married Gladys C. Brockman, who preceded him in death on April 6, 2002.  

May 8th

Steven J. Bambauer

May 8, 2014

Steven J. Bambauer, beloved husband of Cindy Bambauer (nee Gilles), devoted father of Chloe, Maddie, Jake and Peyton, loving son of Roger and Carolyn Bambauer, dear brother of Cindy (Fred) Wierwille, Bruce (Peg) Bambauer, David (Judy) Bambauer, Diane (Bill) Piehl, and JoAnn Bambauer, and many nieces and nephews, departed on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the age of 48. He is survived by his dear dog, Adam.  

May 7th

Connie Sue Sawmiller, 57

May 7, 2014

Connie Sue Sawmiller, 57, of 742 Columbia St., in St. Marys, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday May 5, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1957, in St. Marys, to Archie and Deloris (Cotterman) Sawmiller.

Sylvia L. Engel, 88

May 7, 2014

Sylvia L. Engel, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:07 p.m. Monday May 5, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center, with her children at her bedside.

She was born on April 20, 1926, in St Marys, to Raymond and Leila (Jacoby) Haseker.

On Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Paul’s E and R Church in St. Marys, she married Donald L. Engel, who died on Dec. 5, 2010.

May 2nd

Vera I. Nolan, 95

May 2, 2014

Vera I. Nolan, 95, of 1811 Kishler Drive, St. Marys, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on June 17, 1918, in Wells County, Ind., the daughter of Wilbert and Della (Zuercher) Beer.

She married Richard Nolan on Sept. 21, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1983.

She is survived by her three daughters, Rita (Thomas) Wilson of Elida, Patti (Ken) Loughrige-Gelhaus, of Celina, Jean (Alan) Rohrbacher, of Elida.

Scott Holschbach, 59

May 2, 2014

Scott E. Holschbach,  59, of Minster, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.  

He was born on May 27, 1954, in Columbus.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

George Binkley, 65

May 2, 2014

George Binkley, 65, of Spencerville, died in his sleep on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his residence following a short illness.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1948, in Lima, a son of Keith H. and Virginia E. Schiffer Binkley, who are deceased. His stepfather Tom Gaskill survives in Spencerville.

He was previously married to Ruth Ann Jacks, who is deceased.

Ruby Althoff, 96

May 2, 2014

Ruby Howard Althoff, 96, of Vero Beach, Fla. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the VNA Hospice House.

Mrs. Althoff was born on Feb. 9, 1918, in Germantown.

She and her late husband, Gene, lived in Germantown for 25 years, before moving to Dayton.

They retired to Sarasota in 1977 and moved to Vero Beach in 2006.

Ruby enjoyed playing bridge and watching sports.

She was a member of Christ by the Sea Methodist Church and resided at Harbor Chase Assisted Living.

Carolyn Taylor-Keesler, 57

May 2, 2014

Carolyn Taylor-Keesler, 57, of New Haven, Ind., and formerly of St. Marys, died suddenly at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1956, in Martin, Ky., the daughter of Bill “Pepsi” and Julia (Gibson) Taylor. They both preceded her in death.

She married Rick Keesler, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by her two brothers, Randy (Christine) Taylor of St. Marys, Bill (Marcie) Taylor of St. Marys and by numerous nieces and nephews.

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