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January 17th, 2014

Dave "Salty" Horner, 71

January 17, 2014

Dave "Salty" Horner, 71, of 535 S. Chestnut St., Van Wert, died at 11:55  p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born on May 11, 1942, in Indianapolis, Ind., to parents Ward L. and Mary K. (Caldwell) Horner, both of whom preceded him in death.

Thomas A. Broyles, 72

January 17, 2014

Thomas A. Broyles, 72, of Ottawa, and Wildwood, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Tom was born in St. Marys, the son of Warren and Virginia (Fischer) Broyles. Both sides of his family came from Germany.

Tom began his pharmacy career in 1957, working in a local pharmacy in St. Marys.

January 16th

Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89

January 16, 2014

Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89, of 2304 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on March 29, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the son of Oliver and Minerva (Dresher) Fritz.

He married Dorothy L. Jurosic on May 25, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, and she survives at the residence.

January 13th

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Backs) Nelson, 62

January 13, 2014

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Backs) Nelson, 62, of Union, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

She had worked for many years in customer service with U.S. Airways. She was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration in West Milton. Betty loved the arts, theater and traveling. She had an unconditional love and made people, especially children feel special. Betty will be remembered for her hard work, her love of jewelry and making jewelry and a laugh and a twinkle in her eye that will remain in our hearts forever. 

January 10th

Thelma Fannon, 97

January 10, 2014

Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St., St. Marys,  died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor, Celina.

She was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.

On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1973.

Mary C. Rohrbaugh, 94

January 10, 2014

Mary C. Rohrbaugh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor.  

She was born on Nov. 15, 1919, in Moulton, the daughter of Edward H. and Caroline M. (Fledderjohann) Arnett, who preceded her in death.  

On June 19, 1946, she married James E. Rohrbaugh, and he died on Sept. 25, 1999.

January 9th

Margery Allen Grossman, 91

January 9, 2014

Margery Allen Grossman, 91, a longtime resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, and formerly of Dayton, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1922, in Bourneville, the daughter of Abraham and Ina (Helsel) Allen, and resided near Londonderry, in Ross County throughout her childhood.

She married Kurt O. Grossman on Dec. 16, 1977, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

Jerry L. Speckman, 78

January 9, 2014

Jerry L. Speckman, 78, of 1119 Robin Road in St. Marys, died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, with his wife and children at his bedside.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1935, in St. Marys, to Fred J. and Florence B.  (Langsdon) Speckman.

On April 24, 1954, in Wapakoneta, he married Marilyn S. Elsass, who survives.

Shirley A. Vore, 59

January 9, 2014

Shirley A. Vore, 59, of London, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Jan. 1, 2014.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1954, in Muncie, Ind., to the Rev. Earl and Iva Mae (Ringley) Vore, who preceded her in death.

January 8th

Dorothy Marie (Oen) Greve, 90

January 8, 2014

Dorothy Marie (Oen) Greve, 90, of Botkins, passed away at 12:23 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

Dorothy was born on Nov. 21, 1923, to Frank and Wilhelmina (Fisher) Oen on the family farm on Southland Road in Shelby County. Her parents preceded her in death.

She married Julius Greve on Aug. 21, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2009.

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