Archive - Obituary
October 3rd, 2012
Charlene J. Kelch, 78, of Eaton, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton after an extended illness.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1933, in New Bremen, to Wilbur Herman and Donna (Bartlett) Schroer, and they preceded her in death.
Barbara Lee (Boehringer) Norton, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on April 23, 1954, to Paul and Wilma (Riffle) Boehringer, and they preceded her in death.
Margaret M. Hawkey, 87, formerly of Celina, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on May 25, 1925, in Celina, to Harry and Ica (Miller) Robbins, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 14, 1946, she married William Lloyd Hawkey, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2007.
Ethelyn A. Koons Jutte, 87, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born in St. Marys to Cleo B. Brodbeck, and she preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughters, Louisa (Paul) Boggs of Fort Wayne, Ind., Charlotte Freeman of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Nancy Alig of Portland, Ind.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Yvonne Roeser of Akron.
Ethelyn was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jutte Ibitz.
Richard Brown, 75, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1937, in Decatur, Ill., to Robert and Eleanor (Damery) Brown, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1983, he married Theresa J. Thurman-Orrender, and she survives.
Vernon W. Barhorst, 86, of South Paris Street, Minster, died at 5:28 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster.
He was born on April 30, 1926, in Fort Loramie, to Elizabeth Ernst and Frank F. Barhorst, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 19, 1949, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, he married Treva P. (Zimmerman) Barhorst, and she survives.
Catherine “Bunky” Burd, 83, of 1416 White Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday Sept. 27, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born on June 15, 1929, in Petersburg, Va., to Burton Luther and Gracie Marie (Michaels) Boyd, and they preceded her in death.
On July 7, 1945, in Petersburg, Va., she married Paul W. Burd, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1992.
Janet A. Plikerd Ruen, 49, of Venedocia, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on April 24, 1963, in Lima, to Wesley F. and Dorothea Pugh Plikerd, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Spencerville.
On Sept. 24, 1983, she married Douglas R. Ruen, and he survives.
She is also survived by two daughters, Rachel A. (Bryan) Sipe of Mendon and Laura E. (Josh) Lyle of Spencerville; two granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by a sister.
Mark Norton, 53, of Celina, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on April 4, 1959, in Celina, to Roy K. and Lillian C. (Presley) Norton, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by a brother; five sisters.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Private family graveside services will be held at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Celia G. Beougher, 87, of Celina, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Dec. 27, 1924, in Celina, to Harvey Shimp and Etha Haney, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 3, 1942, she married Ray Beougher, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2003.
She is survived by a son, Ron (Erma) Beougher of Celina; a daughter, Barbara (Lynn) Avery of Celina; two sisters, Wanda Ballard of Altamont, Ill., and Marilyn Craft of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.