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December 27th

Nanette “Nan” Bowling, 79

December 27, 2013

Nanette “Nan” Bowling, 79, of 8080 Ohio 703, Celina, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, following a brief illness.

She was born on Nov. 13, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude (Ruffing) White Jr.

She married  Dr. John F. Bowling, M.D., on Aug. 24, 1957, and he survives at the residence.

December 26th

Vivian E. Elshoff, 96

December 26, 2013

Vivian E. Elshoff, 96, of Lake City, Fla. and formerly of New Knoxville, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Haven Hospice at the Swaney Valley Care Center in Lake City, Fla.  

She was born on July 9, 1917, in New Knoxville.  

She was the daughter of George and Sarah (Holtkamp) Fledderjohann.  

On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Calvin G. Elshoff, who died on Feb. 13, 2009.  

Ruth M. Niekamp, 84

December 26, 2013

Ruth M. Niekamp, 84, of New Bremen, died at 5:26 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.  

She was born on Aug. 4, 1929, in Carthagena. She was the daughter of William and Philomena (Clune) Gerlach.  

Earl V. Bricker, 92

December 26, 2013

Earl V. Bricker, 92, of Greenville, passed away at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.  

He was born on May 22, 1921, in Celina, the son of the late John K. and Mabel (Rush) Bricker.  

Douglas L. Schmidt, 75

December 26, 2013

Douglas L. Schmidt, 75, of 9526 Rice Road in Celina, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence, following an extended illness.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1938, in Celina, the son of Chester and Marie (Hatfield) Schmidt.

He married Joyce Heppeard on Sept. 26, 1998, and she survives at the residence.

December 23rd

Kenton J. “Kwboy Ken” Suchland, 69

December 23, 2013

Kenton J. “Kwboy Ken” Suchland, 69, 830 Hackney St., St. Marys, died at 11:32 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on May 2, 1944, in Mercer County, the son of Earl and Mildred (Fulk) Suchland Sr.  He married Tura Reinhart on July 2, 1966, and she survives at the residence.

Thomas J. Rable Sr., 79

December 23, 2013

Thomas J. Rable Sr., 79, of Celina, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.  

He was born on July 1, 1934, in St. Marys, to the late Victor J. and Matilda (Diehl) Rable.  

On June 2, 1962, he married Marilyn Pleiman, who survives in Celina.   

Also surviving are his children, Thomas Jr. and Rosann Rable of Celina, Mary and Ted Loose of Springboro, six grandchildren, Matthew, Miranda, Mariah, Marcus, Sara, Kristi and his brother, John Rable, of St. Marys.   

Lisa Ann Norman, 49

December 23, 2013

Lisa Ann Norman, 49, of 602 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at 8:12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1964, in Celina, the daughter of Carolyn (Norton) and Gene Burd.

She married Kenneth Norman on May 14, 1988, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her two children, Seth Norman and Kirsten Norman, both of St. Marys.

James L. “Jim” Moore, 81

December 23, 2013

James L. “Jim” Moore, 81, of 202 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1932, in Allen County, the son of John H. and Thelma R. (Sawmiller) Moore.

He married Ramona F. Ball on July 7, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2010.

December 20th

Mary Ann Caldwell, 81

December 20, 2013

Mary Ann Caldwell, 81, of 12797 State Route 29, St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1932, in Mercer County, the daughter of Michael and Antoinette (Feipel) Minch.

She married Robert Caldwell on Oct. 9, 1955, and he survives at the residence.

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