July 5th, 2012
Geary L. Wessel, 76, of 324 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, July 2, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Earl “Heinie” and Alfred (Quellhorst) Wessel, and his mother preceded him in death on May 3. His father also preceded him in death.
He married the love of his life, Betty Knapp, on Dec. 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2002.
ST. MARYS — Area women can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy fellowship as part of an annual women’s retreat next weekend.
The fourth annual Chocolate Boutique Women’s Retreat will run July 13 and 14 at Wayne Street United Methodist Church.
“Kim Kill, the chairperson, had been attending the Women of Faith event every year,” Committee member Bev Hurlburt said, noting Women of Faith is a large women’s retreat that tours across the country. “She had a desire to bring something like that to St. Marys.”
ST. MARYS — Residents and boaters near Otterbein will soon have to be on the look out for sunken lines as part of an annual dredge program at Grand Lake St. Marys.
“We will be moving our dredge from the service area to Otterbein next week,” Regional Dredge Supervisor Tom Grabow told The Evening Leader. “I’ll have 7,000 feet of line that will stretch from Otterbein to Rustic Haven. We are looking to keep that within the 300-foot offshore no wake zone.”
William Russell Owens III, 24, of Lima, died at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1987, in Lima, to William Russell and Faith Lynn (Braun) Owens Jr., and his father and stepmother, Mary, survive in Lima. His mother preceded him in death in 2006.
MINSTER — The St. Marys ACME baseball team stayed alive in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament with a 9-1 win over New Bremen on Tuesday, setting up another elimination game against Minster tonight at Hanover Street Park.
After dropping its first game of the tournament against Minster on Monday, St. Marys had better energy early in the gameon Tuesday. The Riders scored six times in the second inning to break the game open.
ST. MARYS — The county EMA director says he has switched gears three days after a storm downed power lines, felled trees and caused massive power outages.
“Countywide, I have switched from response mode into recovery mode,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson told The Evening Leader on Monday. “Since the storms left and the power outages are down, we are looking into recovery. What that means is I’ve been talking with the council on aging to see what the needs of our seniors are in terms of tree removal and brush cleanup.”
Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was the wife of Garry Braun.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, where friends may call from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Shirley Ann Clark, 69, of 1730 Celina Road No. 17, St. Marys, died on Friday, June 29, 2012, at St.Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on April 23, 1943, in Clinton, Tenn., to Curtis and Crystal (Butcher) Stanley, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by four children, James “Henry” Gurney of New Bremen, Crystal Reeder of Jackson Center, James Ogles of Dayton and Billy Gurney of Mount Vernon, Ind.; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-great-stepgranddaughter; two brothers; two sisters.