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May 7th, 2014

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.

May 1st

Ruth Evelyn McKay, 92

May 1, 2014

Ruth Evelyn McKay, 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Davidsonville, Md.  

She was the daughter of Howard D. and Ida Pearl McKay of New Bremen.

She is survived by one son, Mark Polansky Sr., one grandson, Mark Polansky Jr., and one great-grandson, Robert Jacob Polansky.  

She lived a life most people dream of. After graduating New Bremen High School in 1939, she entered Heidelberg College in Tiffen, graduating in 1943 with a bachelor degree in music.

April 30th

Bernadetta A. Schulze, 88

April 30, 2014

Bernadetta A. Schulze, 88, of New Bremen, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Mary.  

She was born on July 17, 1925, in McCartyville. She was the daughter of August and Elizabeth (Tuente) Riethman.  

On June 18, 1947, in McCartyville, she married Linus Schulze, who preceded her in death on March 11, 2011.  

Hanley E. Evans, 73

April 30, 2014

Hanley E. Evans, 73, of 1025 Hendricks Ave. in St. Marys, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday April 28, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on April 18, 1941, in Fonde, Ky., to Doshie (Snodgrass) and Richard Evans Sr.

On May 8, 1971, in Sidney, he married Elaine L. Lynch, who survives.

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