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August 30th, 2012

Rita E. (Mersman) Gibbons, 89

August 30, 2012

Rita E. (Mersman) Gibbons, 89, of 630 N. Cherry St., Celina, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1922, in Celina, to Albert and Nora (Fortman) Mersman, and they preceded her in death.

On June 2, 1945, she married John C. Gibbons, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2008.

Marie E. Killian, 92

August 30, 2012

Marie E. Killian, 92, of New Bremen, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the Elmwood Community of New Bremen.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1920, in Stara Lubovnia, Slovak Republic, the daughter of Joseph and Gizella (Raab) Kuckovsky.  

On March 2, 1946, she married Anthony J. Killian Sr., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1993.  

August 28th

Dorothea L. Teeters, 88

August 28, 2012

Dorothea L. Teeters, 88, of Celina, formerly of Quincy, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on Nov. 24, 1923, in Shelby County, to Oscar and Olive (Kiser) Shroyer, and they preceded her in death.

She was married to Patrick Teeters, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Sharon (Paul) Palanzo of Danbury, Conn., and Steve (Pam) Schwartz of Fort Loramie; a stepson, Kevin (Karen) Teeters of Celina; a sister; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Flora Zecca Ziskind, 86

August 28, 2012

Flora Zecca Ziskind, lovingly known as “Nanny,” 86, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at her residence in New Knoxville.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1926, in Cerlano, Italy, to Sebastiono and Maria (Liguori) Zecca, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Lana (Stephen) Uhlik of New Knoxville and Patricia Koutsoupis of New York; a brother, Serge (Angie) Zecca of Larchmont, N.Y.; a sister, Jeanette (Ross) Fulco of Scarsdale, N.Y.; two granddaughters.

Evelyn L. Craven, 70

August 28, 2012

Evelyn L. Craven, 70, of Celina, died at 2:02 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at the Ohio State Medical Center.

She was born on Nov. 22, 1941, in Auglaize County, to Harry Max and Mary Jane Rogers Sheaks, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Wayne W. Whited of Miamisburg; two daughters, Terri L. Fisher and Shari A. Whited, both of Celina; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister.

She was preceded in death by a sister; a brother.

August 24th

Robert E. “Red” Katterhenry, 87

August 24, 2012

Robert E. “Red” Katterhenry, 87, of 1242 Quail Run, Wapakoneta, died at 11:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the son of Gus and Daisy (DeLong) Katterhenry, and they preceded him in death.

On Jan. 9, 1945, he married Anna Hay, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2004.

Virginia R. Hegemier, 83

August 24, 2012

Virginia R. Hegemier, 83, of 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on May 3, 1929, in St. Marys, the daughter of William and Tessa (Vogel) Glass, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 2, 1947, she married David Hegemier, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2011.

August 23rd

Jamie Lynn Rammel, 27

August 23, 2012

Jamie Lynn Rammel, 27, of Celina, died on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1984, in Coldwater, to Richard “Ralf” Rammel and Dona J. (Goodwin) Kaler, and her father survives in Celina. Her mother and stepfather, Paul Kaler, survive in Camp Hill, Pa.

She is also survived by her life partner, Ian Hemmelgarn of Celina; a son, Brandon Hemmelgarn of Celina; two daughters, Lillian Hemmelgarn of Celina and Taylor Hemmelgarn of Celina; two brothers; a sister; four nieces and nephews.

Rex Laffin, 60

August 23, 2012

Rex Laffin, 60, formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Naples, Fla.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1951, in Celina, to Orville and Maxine (Goodwin) Laffin, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Dave) Kiefer of St. Marys; a son, Erik Laffin of St. Marys; four grandchildren; five siblings, Connie (Harold) Nance of Cincinnati, Bill (Beverly) Laffin of Wapakoneta, Karen (Billy) Smith of Naples, Fla., Rebecca Matthews of Naples, Fla., and Kim Laffin of Lima; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

August 17th

Esta Mae Colwell, 92

August 17, 2012

Esta Mae Colwell, 92, of Mendon, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.

She was born on Oct. 3, 1919, in Yerkes, Ky., to Sam and Para Lee (Caldwell) Colwell, and they preceded her in death.

On Sept. 25, 1936, she married Hershel Colwell, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1997.

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