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December 12th

Leroy Earl Lower, 62

December 12, 2012

Leroy Earl Lower, 62, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Dayton.
Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Jeanette M. (Wermert) Doorley, 76

December 12, 2012

Jeanette M. (Wermert) Doorley, 76, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Broadview Health Center in Gahanna.

She was born in St. Sebastion and was a homemaker for 56 years. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church for 30 years and most recently, St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Pauline E. Ruschau, 84

December 12, 2012

Pauline E. Ruschau, 84, of Ohio 119 in Maria Stein, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center. 

She was born on Oct. 21, 1928, in Coldwater to the late Louis and Rose (Spoltman) Mescher. 

She married Jerome “Jim” Ruschau on May 29, 1954.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2003.

December 11th

Nora Lee Smith, 82

December 11, 2012

Nora Lee Smith, 82, of Celina died at 4:47 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

She was born on Oct. 25 1930, in Center Township to parents Dale and Lenora Burd Snavely, who preceded her in death.

On July 8, 1950, she married Ronald Smith, who survives her.

Other survivors include a son, Dale (Donna) Smith of Celina; two daughters, Beth Ann and Kelly Hoffman of Celina; a sister, Bonnie Hume; four grandchildren; one great-grandchildren.

Myrtle M. Dodds, 97

December 11, 2012

Myrtle M. Dodds, 97, formerly of Lakeview, passed away Friday, Dec.7, 2012, at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine.

 She was born on May 22, 1915, in Richland Township, Logan County, to the late Edward A. and Mollie Ann McGre Tracey.

On Oct. 27, 1934, she married John O. Dodds in Kenton, and he preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Philip Dodds; and 10 siblings.

Wanda R. (Bambauer) Deter, 75

December 11, 2012

Wanda R. (Bambauer) Deter, 75, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra (Steve) Barton and Suzanne Horvath; sons, Robert (Lisa) Deter and William (Donna) Deter; grandchildren, Ryan Deter, Matthew Deter, Zachary Taylor, and Stacy Gray, three great-grandchildren; brothers, Roger (Carolyn) Bambauer, Wayne (Nancy) Bambauer; sisters, Mary (Dean) Deerhake, Barbara (Tom) Waggoner and Suzanne Murphy; 15 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Deter.

December 10th

Carol M. Stuber, 80

December 10, 2012

Carol M. Stuber, 80, of 206 W. German St. in New Knoxville, and formerly of Lima, died at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1932, in Bellefontaine, to parents James and Eunice (Weatherby) Downing, who preceded her in death.

She married Arthur P. Stuber on Nov. 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1995.

December 7th

Janet Marion Pond, 81

December 7, 2012

Janet Marion Pond, 81, of Rockford, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.

She was born on April 4, 1931, in Dublin Township, Mercer County, to Willard Charles and Helen Geneva (Counterman) Hays.

On Aug. 27, 1949, she married William B. Pond, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2011.

She is survived by a son, Ken (Carla) Pond of Rockford; two daughters, Joan (Brad) Glass of St. Marys, and Jennifer (Scott) Ralston of Rockford; a sister, six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Irene West, 95

December 7, 2012

Dorothy Irene West, 95, of Celina passed away in her home on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1917, in Darke County. She was the eldest of eight children, born to Garnet and Daisy (Norris) Hanna, who preceded her in death.

Dorothy married William R. West on Sept. 14, 1952, whom she has survived since his death on Sept. 3, 1998.

She is survived by one son, Robert Allen; by her daughter-in-law, Maureen; granddaughter Emily Anne; by two brothers; several nieces and nephews.

Sally E. VanHorn, 79

December 7, 2012

Sally E. VanHorn, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:51 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.

She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Detroit, Mich. to Donald and Marian (Wiedock) Kipp, who preceded her in death.

She was married to Charles Barlow and Max VanHorn, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was beloved to Paul Klima, who survives in Wapakoneta. She is also survived by a daughter, Vicki Barlow Kudla of Mich.; two sons, John Barlow of Mich. and Charles Barlow of Fla.; and three grandchildren.

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