Archive - Obituary
September 24th, 2012
Gerald L. Seibert, 83, of Lima, formerly of Spencerville, died at 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.
Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Dale W. Miller, 78, formerly of Garfield St., Minster, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1934, in Cincinnati, to Florence Miller. He was also raised by dear friend Florence Ballard.
On Nov. 3, 1956, in St. Johns Catholic Curch in Maria Stein, he married Marilyn C. Thobe, and she survives in Piqua.
He is also survived by his children, Kristine (Mike) Gorman of Piqua and Tony (Amy) Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren.
Treva I. Westerheide, 87, of 124 N. Frankfort St., Minster, died at 11:37 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born on July 19, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to the late Ralph and Irene (Walkup) Vogelsang. She married Allen F. Westerheide on June 16, 1945, in Florida. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1984.
M. Mildred “Millie” Noonan, 93, of 615 N. Augustus St., St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born on Aug. 19, 1919, in St. Marys, to John S. and Mary A. (Lemkuhl) Noonan, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a sister, Lucille Uhlenhake of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Noonan and Richard Noonan; two sisters, Virginia Noonan and Rosalie Drees.
M. Mildred Noonan, 93, of St. Marys, died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of this newspaper.
JoAnne Griggs, 87, of Mendon, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1925, in Mercer County, to Darst and Florence (Proffitt) Dilbone, and they preceded her in death.
On May 25, 1946, she married John D. “Jake” Griggs, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2011.
She is survived by a brother; a sister-in-law; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister.
Master Sgt. Larry L. Cathcart, 60, USAF (ret.), of 1202 Hawthorne St., St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1951, in Celina, to James and Wilma (Spaulding) Cathcart, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.
On Aug. 29, 1971, in St. Marys, he married Carol J. Peterman, and she survives.
He is also survived by a brother, Steve Cathcart of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Leona Peterman of St. Marys.
Joseph Hugo Schaaf, 83, of 1730 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1929, in St. Marys, to Hugo and Viola (Mann) Schaaf, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 15, 1953, in Brooklyn, Mich., he married Laura Mae “Smiley” King, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1980.
Nelson B. “Nellie” Greve, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:34 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System, following a sudden illness.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Shelby County, the son of Edward and Hulda (Steinke) Greve, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Anna E. Eversman, and she survives.