Archive - Obituary
October 22nd, 2012
Norma Jean Smith, 79, of 14 Defiance Commons, Wapakoneta, died at 4:07 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1933, in Auglaize County, near New Knoxville, the daughter of Raymond and Viola (Klute) Wierwille, and they preceded her in death.
Marcella J. Grim, 85, died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1927, in St. Marys, to Ed and Mary (Goodwin) Stoker, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, John Grim of Ossian; her children, Carol (Alan) Hunter of Garrett, Michael (Ellie) Grim of Auburn, Susan (Roger) Boyd of Portland; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers; a sister.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Ossian.
Marie Dirksen, 89, formerly of Osgood, died at 8:19 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1923, in Yorkshire, to Walter and Anna (Martino) Lorton, and they preceded her in death.
On June 26, 1943, in Osgood, she married Joseph J. Dirksen, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1996.
Betty Jean Belden, 77, of 5456 Ada Drive, Celina, died at 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on May 19, 1935, in Pennington Gap, Va., to George and Laura (Smith) Thompson, and they preceded her in death.
Geneva M. Kerber, 92, formerly of Minster, of Findlay, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Findlay.
She was born on March 12, 1920, in Screven, Ga., to John and Katherine (Brandewie) Dues, and they preceded her in death.
In 1946, she married William Kerber, and he preceded her in death in 1953. In 1956, she married Paul Kerber, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1977.
Hobert D. Harmon, 94, of New Bremen, formerly of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Elmwood Community Assisted Living Center in New Bremen.
Hobert is survived by two nieces, Saundra (Larry) Hirschfeld of Anna and Jane (Dennis) Gruebmeyer of New Bremen; three nephews, Bill (Jane) Moore of New Bremen, Elgon (Charlotte) Hornback of New Carlisle and Ricky (Sharon) Hornback of Dayton; several great-nieces and nephews.
Ruth A. Byers, 91, of 925 Wilkins St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on April 11, 1921, in Center Township, in Mercer County, to Oscar and Opal (Fleenor) Buck, and they preceded her in death.
On June 6, 1949, she married James Marion Byers, and he preceded her in death in 1955.
Frederick “Fred” A. Schulze, 63, of S. Main St., Minster, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Nov. 16, 1948, in Fort Loramie, to Frederick and Mary (Streacker) Schulze, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 25, 1971, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein, he married Karen (Bertke) Schulze, and she survives.
Carl W. Snethkamp, 96, formerly of 119 S. Main St., St. Marys, a long-time resident of North Port, Fla., died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born on Sept. 13, 1916, in St. Marys, the son of Henry and Lola (Gallimore) Snethkamp, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 13, 1938, he married Virginia Dine, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1981. On June 18, 1994, he married Dorothy Stroudt, and she survives at the residence in North Port, Fla.
Arthur R. Reed, 81, formerly of Middletown, a resident of Behm’s Landing on Grand Lake St. Marys for the past 28 years, died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on April 16, 1931, in Trenton, and lived in the Trenton area most of his life. He was the son of Oscar “Gibby” Reed and Effie (Mount) Reed, and they preceded him in death.