February 4th, 2014
Vernon E. “Vern” Doenges, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1922, on the family farm in St. Marys Township, Auglaize County, the son of William J. and Marie (Oldiges) Doenges, who preceded him in death.
On Sept. 11, 1948, he married Eileen M. Hasson, and she died on May 18, 2005.
Carolyn E. Parmelee, 76, 316 Midlane Drive, New Bremen, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the Pavilion in Sidney.
She was born on Oct. 17, 1937, in Waynesville, the daughter of Carl and Esther (Kearns) Dakin and they are deceased.
She was married to Thomas Clark in July 1958, and he passed away on Oct. 11, 2009. She later married Richard Parmelee, and he preceded her in death.
Melba P. Lowery, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alva and Mary (Long) Burd, who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Dorsten, Robert Hecht, and Charles B. Lowery.
Survivors include three sons, James Dorsten of Piqua, Ronald (Mildred) Dorsten of Wapakoneta and Daniel “Lee” (Jean) Dorsten of St. Marys, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Feb. 4: A book discussion will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library Meeting Room. "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese is the topic.
Preschool story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library.
Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at St. Marys Community Public Library. Grades 9-12 only.
At Spencerville H.S.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
St. Marys vs. Celina, 6:15 p.m.
Shawnee vs. Elida, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Celina-St. Marys vs. Bath, 6:15 p.m.
Shawnee-Elida vs. Wapakoneta, 8 p.m.
At Wapakoneta H.S.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Columbus Grove vs. Coldwater, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Col. Grove-Coldwater vs. Allen East, 6:15 p.m.
Lima Cent. Cath. vs. Parkway, 8 p.m.
KENTON — Jaden Heitkamp lifted both arms above his head, pointed to his family in the bleachers and smiled wide after capturing the Western Buckeye League title at 160 pounds with a perfect run through the bracket.
The St. Marys junior dominated in the championship match for a 9-4 decision over Bath’s Zach Garrett to highlight a good day for the Roughriders on the mats at Kenton High School on Saturday.
H. Gene Tester, 65, of 08304 County Road 33-A in Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. He fought a 5 1/2 year battle with multiple myeloma, and passed away peacefully with his family and close friends at his bedside.
He was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Celina, to Howard and Wilma (Schultz) Tester.
On Aug. 21, 1971, at Westview United Methodist Church in Cridersville, he married Cathy J. Archer, who survives.
Elizabeth “Betty” Sampson, 82, of the Celina Manor Nursing Home, and formerly of 159 Longview Court, St. Marys, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Celina Manor.
She was born on Dec. 30, 1931, in St. Marys, the daughter of Patrick Richard and Stella (Fitzpatrick) Kelley.
She married James H. Sampson on Sept. 30, 1950, and he survives at the residence.
ST. MARYS — Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
For MHS senior Dariann Rockwood, treating animals well is something that’s important in her life. Rockwood, who has two cats, said she has spent her whole life around animals and has grown to love them.
“They just seem so defenseless,” she said. “If people don’t (take care of them), who’s going to do it?”
Isabella Burke, 97, currently of 1300 Circle Drive, Otterbein St. Marys, and formerly of 06523 Glynwood Road, St. Marys, died at her Otterbein residence on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Isabella was born on Nov. 14, 1916, in Carthegena, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Buehler) Hartke.
She married David T. Burke on Aug. 31, 1940, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Carthegena, and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1986.