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January 25th, 2013

Margaret E. Weitz, 103

January 25, 2013

Margaret E. Weitz, 103, formerly of Celina, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Heartland Nursing Home in Hillsboro.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1909, in Hopewell Township, Mercer County to John H. and Nettie (Smith) Now.

She was married to Clarence Weitz on Oct. 4, 1930, and he died on Jan. 8, 1995.

Joan H. Sunderman, 81

January 25, 2013

Joan H. Sunderman, 81, of Hilliard, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Joan was born in New Bremen and graduated from New Bremen High School, class of 1949. She worked as a secretary at both New Bremen High School and Ohio Dominican University. Joan fell in love with the late Duane Sunderman and the two were married in 1953 and began their lives together. Joan was a graceful lady who loved to listen, help and care for others. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she helped with many organizations throughout the years and met wonderful friends.

January 24th

Curtiss E. Hager, 86

January 24, 2013

Curtiss E. Hager, 86, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:54 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center, with family at his side.  

He had lived there since October 2012.   

He was born on Jan. 27, 1926, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Earl and Elma (Walther) Hager, who preceded him in death.  

On June 4, 1949, he married Ruthela Wagner, and she survives in St. Marys.  

Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70

January 24, 2013

Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70, of 2011 Chadwick Drive, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Moulton, the son of Emmett and Evelyn (Katter) Shoup Sr.

He married Sandra K. Moots on May 25, 1963, and she survives at the residence.

Patrick Engle, 61

January 24, 2013

Patrick Engle, 61, of rural Mendon, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1951, in Lima, to Orville M. and Catherine L. “Midge” (Nolan) Engle, both of whom preceded him in death.

His companion, Betty Phillips, survives at the residence.

January 23rd

Judy A. Louth, 77

January 23, 2013

Judy A. Louth, 77, of Spencerville, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  

She was born on July 2, 1935, in Spencerville, the daughter of Kenneth and Bernadine (Schmidt) Harbison, who preceded her in death.  

On April 30, 1955, she married Russell W. Louth, and he died on Jan. 18, 2012.  

Survivors include three children, Jennifer (Tim) Barnes of St. Marys, Amy (Daniel) Miller of Fremont, David (Linda) Louth of Lafayette; eight grandchildren, a sister.

Leroy Earl Lower Jr., 62

January 23, 2013

Leroy Earl Lower Jr., 62, of St. Marys, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Dayton.

He was born on June 10, 1950, in Kendallville, Ind. to Leroy and Martha (Daughtery) Lower Sr.

Survivors include three daughters, Flora Belle Lower  of Glendale, Ariz., Lydia Lower  of Glendale, Ariz., and Amy Lower  of Winter Haven, Fla.; three sons, Luke Lower of Glendale, Ariz., Reuben Lower  of Glendale, Ariz. and Sean Lower  of Lakeland, Fla; three sisters.

Sharon E. Bakhtiarian, 70

January 23, 2013

Sharon E. Bakhtiarian 70, of Wapakoneta died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1942, in Portland, Ind., to Arthur P. and Marciel Tyndall–Shull. 

Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta.  She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Raymond Shull.

She is also survived by two daughters, Sarah Cox of Nevada and Suzanne Harris of Okla.; a sister, Patricia (Larry) Baeumel of Cridersville; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Carolyn Schultz Hudson, 85

January 23, 2013

Carolyn Schultz Hudson, 85, a lifelong resident of St. Marys, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2013.

It would be difficult to live in St. Marys without knowing what a wonderful and kind person Carolyn was.

Born on July 20, 1927, Carolyn was the youngest of four children (Evelyn, Howard, Anna Louise and Carolyn) born to Vernon and Carrie Stroh Schultz.

Michael Ray Lang, 46

January 23, 2013

Michael Ray Lang, 46, of 533 N. Elizabeth St. in Lima, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in the emergency department of St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1966, in Alexandria, Va. to Dickie and Madonna (Meade) Lang.

Survivors include his loving partner, Stacy Fisher  of Lima; devoted “daughter,” Allecia Sawmiller  of Lima; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dickie and Madonna Lang; maternal grandparents R. C. and Martha Meade.

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