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September 18th, 2012

JoAnne Griggs, 87

September 18, 2012

JoAnne Griggs, 87, of Mendon, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Aug. 6, 1925, in Mercer County, to Darst and Florence (Proffitt) Dilbone, and they preceded her in death.

On May 25, 1946, she married John D. “Jake” Griggs, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2011.

She is survived by a brother; a sister-in-law; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister.

Master Sgt. Larry L. Cathcart, 60

September 18, 2012

Master Sgt. Larry L. Cathcart, 60, USAF (ret.), of 1202 Hawthorne St., St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1951, in Celina, to James and Wilma (Spaulding) Cathcart, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.

On Aug. 29, 1971, in St. Marys, he married Carol J. Peterman, and she survives.

He is also survived by a brother, Steve Cathcart of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Leona Peterman of St. Marys.

September 17th

Joseph Hugo Schaaf, 83

September 17, 2012

Joseph Hugo Schaaf, 83, of 1730 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1929, in St. Marys, to Hugo and Viola (Mann) Schaaf, and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 15, 1953, in Brooklyn, Mich., he married Laura Mae “Smiley” King, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1980.

Nelson B. “Nellie” Greve, 83

September 17, 2012

Nelson B. “Nellie” Greve, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:34 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System, following a sudden illness.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Shelby County, the son of Edward and Hulda (Steinke) Greve, and they preceded him in death.

On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Anna E. Eversman, and she survives.  

Staff Sgt. Larry L. Cathcart, 60

September 17, 2012

Staff Sgt. Larry L. Cathcart, 60, USAF (ret.), of 1202 Hawthorne St., St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1951, in Celina, to James and Wilma (Spaulding) Cathcart, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.

On Aug. 29, 1971, in St. Marys, he married Carol L. Peterman, and she survives.

He is also survived by a brother, Steve Cathcart of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Leona Peterman of St. Marys.

Joseph R. Otting, 77

September 17, 2012

Joseph R. Otting, 77, of 236 Garfield St., Minster, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. 

He was born on Nov. 27, 1934, in Darke County, to Raymond and Loretta (Duval) Otting, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Janice (Leugers) Otting of Minster; two daughters, Lisa Turnbaugh of Houston, Texas, and Theresa Dillard of LaPorte, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph James; a brother.

Private services will be held.

September 14th

Marcella “Sally” M. Lefeld, 97

September 14, 2012

Marcella “Sally” M. Lefeld, 97, of Coldwater, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1915, in Philothea, to Frank and Anna (Pleiman) Hemmelgarn, and they preceded her in death.

On Sept. 5, 1936, in Philothea, she married Joseph H. Lefeld, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1990.

Vernon A. Hartings, 80

September 14, 2012

Vernon A. Hartings, 80, of 7351 Ohio 119, St. Rose, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in St. Rose, to John and Bernadine (Leugers) Hartings, and they preceded him in death.

On Sept. 5, 1953, he married Alberta Ranly, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 1982. On Nov. 4, 1989, he married Arlene Wolaver, and she survives in St. Rose. 

Calvin L. Slattery, 83

September 14, 2012

Calvin L. Slattery, 83, of New Bremen, died at 2:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.  

He was born on Feb. 27, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Eugene and Lillia (Weifenbach) Slattery, and they preceded him in death.

On July 10, 1953, he married Esther M. Fogt, and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2001.   

September 13th

J. Dolores Deitsch, 82

September 13, 2012

J. Dolores Deitsch, 82, of 220 Enterprise St., Celina, died at 12:48 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., to Francis L. and Henrietta ( Hirth ) Fowler, and they preceded her in death.

On April 7, 1950, she married Carl Deitsch, and he survives in Celina.

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