June 29th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Carolina Castillo has never competed in a pageant before and will be challenging herself in her first experience as she competes for the title of Miss Ohio Teen.
The Memorial High School senior said she chose to pursue the opportunity after receiving a letter in the mail noting she had been recommended. She traveled to the Lima Convention Center, where she went through a lengthy tryout.
ST. MARYS — One of the newest businesses to the St. Marys area broke ground Thursday morning.
Representatives from Superior Federal Credit Union celebrated with a groundbreaking at its site between JT’s Brew and Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Superior Federal Credit Union Marketing Director Kurt Neeper kicked off the groundbreaking at the site located at 462 Fortman Drive in the Shoppes at St. Marys by welcoming those who came out for the ceremony.
Norman E. Hager, 85, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on March 12, 1927, in Kossuth, the son of Martin and Vida (Richardson) Hager, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1956, he married Joan Spees Fiebelkorn, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2007.
Wife, friend, mother and adventurer Elizabeth “Liz” Thomas Dicke, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg with her loving family at her side.
Husband, father, friend, inventor and adventurer Paul A. Dicke, 89, passed away on May 6, 2010.
Paul was born on June 4, 1920, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Allen A. and Amber Dicke, and they preceded him in death.
Liz was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in Montclair, N.J., to R. Wilbur and Lillian Thomas, and they preceded her in death.
Glenna Carmean, 78, of Spencerville, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at her residence following a three-month illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where visitation will be on Sunday.
Marie T. Behr, 89, of Botkins, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Long & Folk Chapel, 13 S. Blackhoof St., of Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Clay A. Perry, 91, of 1814 Kishler Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Alfred and Bessie (Gilroy) Perry, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 27, 1937, he married Dorothy M. Hanger, and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2003.
Darryl “Dick” “Red” Montague, of North Massapequa, N.Y., formerly of St. Marys, Coldwater and Celina, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
He was the son of Kathleen Cramer and Grover Montague, and they preceded him in death.
He had three children, Stacy, Chris and Kara Montague, and five granddaughters.
He is survived by his siblings, Charles (Sarah Ann) Montague, Emma Jayne, Bill and Marie
He was preceded in death by two siblings, Barbra and Philip.
Omer M. Hickerson, 79, of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on April 6, 1933, in Anna, to Martin Oliver and Margarette (Koverman) Hickerson, and they preceded him in death.
On April 30, 1955, he married Vernita Koeper, and she survives in New Bremen.
Robert L. Smith, 84, of 13777 Yorkshire - Osgood Road, Yorkshire, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at The Gardens of Celina.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Port Jefferson, to Claude and Arlo (Shroyer) Smith, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 16, 1957, at St. Nicholas Church in Osgood, he married Virginia Bergman Smith, and she survives.