March 9th, 2012
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Schmidt, 83, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Geneva, Ind., to Glen and Hazel (Morgan) Grogg, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 3, 1988, she married Bennett “Ben” Schmidt, and he survives.
Ray D. High, 88, of Mendon, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Union Township, to Ray R. and Mamie Ruth (Spicer) High, and they preceded him in death.
On June 19, 1960, he married Glenda Colwell, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, Larry Joe (Julie) High of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Debra Lee Conway of Fort Wayne and Renee (Richard) Flanary of Celina; two brothers; his mother-in-law; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
E. Lucille Bushong Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Annabel E. Wagner, 101, of New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices of St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1910, in New Bremen, the daughter of Alfred H. and Louise (Schroeder) Scheer, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Alvin “Pete” Wagner, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1980.
at Marion Local
NEW BREMEN — A trio of New Bremen student-athletes announced their intentions to run track at Grace College next year in signing ceremonies at New Bremen High School on Wednesday.
Ben Chaney, Elaynne Speckman and Kyleigh Suchland will run at the Winona Lake, Indiana, college.
Top: Elaynne Speckman
Middle: Ben Chaney
Bottom: Kyleigh Suchland
Area swimmers earned Lima All-Area Swimming honors recently for their work in the pool over the winter. The Lima Area Swim Coaches Association voted on the awards.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Board of Trustees reviewed the library’s 2012 permanent appropriations at the regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Among the adjustments made from the temporary appropriations, $3,000 was moved to the facilities maintenance and repair fund and the children and young adult line items were combined into one fund.
Rita Jean (Scheblo) Wilfong, 63, of Holt, Mich., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1948, in Lima, to John A. and Esther L. (West) Scheblo, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 30, 1972, she married Michael A. Wilfong, and he survives.
She is also survived by a brother; 24 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Marcille May Cole Oakman, 85, formerly of Waynesfield, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at her residence in Wauchula, Fla.
She was born on April 16, 1926, in Cridersville, to Herman and Anna Walti Dawson, and they preceded her in death.
In 1947, she married Russell Eugene Cole, and he preceded her in death in 1956. On July 2, 1989, she married Robert D. Oakman, and he survives.
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