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February 3rd, 2014

H. Gene Tester, 65

February 3, 2014

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

February 3, 2014

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.

January 31st

Rider Loves Animals

January 31, 2014

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

January 31, 2014

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.

Mary Ann Preston, 80

January 31, 2014

Mary Ann Preston, 80, of 11719 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, and formerly of Celina, passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1933, to the late Isadore and Margaret (Sudhoff)  Schurman.   

Lois A. McCune, 88

January 31, 2014

Lois A. McCune, 88, formerly of New Bremen, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Michigan.  

She was born on Sept. 4, 1925, in New Bremen.

She was the daughter of John and Alma (Wissman) Scheer.  

In 1941, she married Franklin A. McCune, and he died on Aug. 30, 2012.

She is survived by her sons, Randy (Pat) McCune and Glen (Cindy) McCune, both of Michigan, daughter-in-law Karen Davey Stewart of Alaska, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her sister, Evelyn Ruppert, of St. Marys.  

Friday's Area Boys Basketball Schedule

January 31, 2014

Friday, Jan. 24
Western Buckeye League

  • Bath at Shawnee
  • Van Wert at Celina
  • St. Marys at Defiance
  • Elida at Kenton
  • O-G at Wapakoneta

Midwest Athletic Conference

  • Versailles at Coldwater
  • Marion Local at Delphos St. John’s
  • Minster at Fort Recovery
  • St. Henry at New Bremen
  • New Knoxville at Parkway

Northwest Conference

Thursday's Area Girls Basketball Scores

January 31, 2014

Thursday, Jan. 30
Girls Basketball
Western Buckeye League

  • Bath 62, Shawnee 36
  • Van Wert 61, Celina 42
  • St. Marys 40, Defiance 32
  • Elida 57, Kenton 32
  • Ottawa-Glandorf 49, Wapakoneta 37

Midwest Athletic Conference

St. Marys girls hoops wins 40-32 over Defiance on Senior Night

January 31, 2014

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls basketball team broke through for its first Western Buckeye League win on Senior Night.

The Roughriders built a 12-point halftime lead and held Defiance to 16 percent shooting in a 40-32 win at Memorial High School on Thursday.

“We showed up to play defense today, forced them to take some shots they didn’t want to to take and didn’t allow them second chances,” St. Marys head coach Kelly Fulmer said.

Defiance shot 7 of 43 from the floor.

Julitta S. Nedderman, 90

January 31, 2014

Julitta S. Nedderman, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, in St. Marys.  

She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Leo and Esther (Uetrecht) Nedderman.  

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Loree Nedderman of New Bremen, and a number of nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Virgil and David Nedderman.  

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