Archive - Obituary
September 27th, 2012
Norman U. Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Dayton, to Alvin and Anna (Heitbrink) Menker, and they preceded him in death.
On July 2, 1955, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, he married Rosemary T. Albers, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2011.
Robert L. Francis, 81, formerly of 322 W. Madison St., a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:04 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1931, in Portsmouth, the son of Arthur and Opal (Bryan) Francis, and they preceded him in death.
Brema P. Stose, 94, of 201 Magnolia St., Celina, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1918, in Pandora, to Arthur and Vesta (Dukes) Kerns, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 20, 1968, she married Mark Stose, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2000.
Norman Menker, 82, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), in St. Marys.
A full obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.
Gerald L. Seibert, 83, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on May 23, 1929, in Spencerville, to Gilbert L. Seibert and Cleo (Counts) Seibert, and they preceded him in death.
On April 2, 1949, he married Jane E. Brockert, and she survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Nancy (Ken) Williamson of Webster Groves, Mo., and Joyce (Larry) Bakle of Maumee; a brother; three sisters; a brother-in-law.
Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, a lifelong resident of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 27, 1930, in Spencerville, to John Burdette and Thelma Grace DeLong Purdy, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 15, 1949, he married LaVonne “Bonnie” Strayer, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2007.
Eugene B. “Gene” Pleiman, 80, of Russia, died at 5:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1932, in Russia, to August A. and Lavera (Voisard) Pleiman, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, he married Mary Louise Finfrock, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2001.
He is survived by his daughters, Becky Pleiman of Russia, Diann (David) McGarvey of Davidsonville, Md., and Lori Ward of Lebanon; two grandchildren; seven siblings.
Paula Burris, 63, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
Rites will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of this newspaper.
Randy J. Weiler, 54, of Celina, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1958, in St. Marys, to Richard Weiler and Bettey Cotterman Weiler, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in St. Marys.
He married Nancy Weitzel Weiler, and she survives in Celina.
Joy Ann (Rose) McLear, 59, of Greenville, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on March 20, 1953, in Coldwater, the daughter of Raphael and Mary Helen (Waterbusch) Rose, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in New Bremen.
She is also survived by her siblings, Ronald Rose of New Bremen, Charlene (Mark) Piening of Minster, Robert Rose of Botkins, James Rose of New Bremen and Michael Rose of New Bremen; a brother-in-law, Jeff Sommer of Minster; a number of nieces and nephews.