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April 3rd, 2014

Jill A. Shepherd-Robinson, 52

April 3, 2014

Jill A. Shepherd-Robinson, 52, of 707 Gordon Grove in St. Marys, died on Friday, March 28, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on July 4, 1961, in Richmond, Ind., to Richard and Helen (Hollopeter) Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Shepherd, of Galion; two sons, Jeremy (Natasha) Robinson  of Union City, Ind. and Joshua Robinson  of Greenville; a grandson, Joel Robinson; two brothers, Jerry (Amanda) Brown  of Oakwood and Joseph (Shana) Brown  of Crab Orchard, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Naomi Brown  of Portsmouth.

April 1st

Allen L. “Red” Rider, 87

April 1, 2014

Allen L. “Red” Rider, 87, of 160 Watercrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1927, the son of Levi “Bum” and Jennie (Russel) Rider.

He married Margaret Lucille Ross on June 27, 1953, in Darke County, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2012.

March 28th

Rebecca “Becky” (Hale) Szanto, 66

March 28, 2014

Rebecca “Becky” (Hale) Szanto, 66, of Celina, made her journey to God on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.

Becky was born in Lima, on March 22, 1948, to the late Harry and Bertie Hale.  She graduated from Lima Central Catholic in 1966.  Becky married her best friend and the love her life, John A. Szanto II on Sept. 8, 1979.

Roxy Vogan, 74

March 28, 2014

Roxy Vogan, 74, of 1712 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1939, in St. Marys, the daughter of Paul and Violet (Williams) Rieger.

She is survived by her two children, Jim (Freda) Vogan of Lexington, Tenn.; Lani (Steve) Byrley of Celina; by four granddaughters, Carrie Vogan, Lisa Vogan, Amy (Samuel) Bell and Traci Byrley; by a great-granddaughter, Braylee Bell.

She is also survived by her siblings, Paul Rieger of St. Marys and Denise Kohler of Wapakoneta.

R. Naomi Ginter-Huston-Longsworth, 92

March 28, 2014

R. Naomi Ginter-Huston-Longsworth, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, to Lawrence and Lulu (Miller) Fisher.

March 25th

Linda L. Lochtefeld, 55

March 25, 2014

Linda L. Lochtefeld, 55, of New Bremen, died at 5:08 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at her residence.  

She was born on July 15, 1958, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Donald and Jane (Althoff) Baxter.  

On May 29, 1982, she married Joe Lochtefeld, who survives in New Bremen.  

March 21st

Thomas A. Smith, 90

March 21, 2014

Thomas A. Smith, 90, of 307 Stinebaugh Drive in Wapakoneta, formerly of St. Marys, died at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on March 6, 1924, in St. Marys to Roy and Louise (Hartzog) Smith.

On Feb. 6, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pa., he married Marian I. Sprague, who died on June 24, 2013.

March 20th

James R. “Jim” Donart, 71

March 20, 2014

James R. “Jim” Donart, 71, of Albuquerque, N.M., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Jim was born in Lima, to Wilfred and Doris Donart.

He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Jim entered the U.S. Air Force, where he honorably served for 21 years. After retirement, he taught science for more than 20 years in the Rio Rancho Public Schools.

Jim was a long-time member of Sagebrush Community Church, where he served in multiple ministries. His greatest joys in life were God and family.

March 14th

Cara Ann Young, 47

March 14, 2014

Cara Ann Young, 47, passed away peacefully at her residence, 814 Coligny Drive, St. Marys, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, after a battle with cardiac amyloidosis.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1967, in Sidney, to Vernon J. and Madonna C. (Post) Huber, and both survive in Maria Stein.

She married William A. Young on April 27, 1995, and he survives at the residence.

Janet E. Thompson-Steen, 75

March 14, 2014

Janet E. Thompson-Steen, 75, of 134 LeBlond St., Celina, died at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home after a short illness.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1938, in Piqua, the daughter of William and Nellie (Davidson) Prasuhn.

She married John “Jack” Steen on April 18, 1994, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2011.

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