March 29th, 2012
Barbara A. Weber, 72, of Celina, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1939, in Celina, to Franklin Eugene “Buzz” Wise Sr. and Rita Clara Mary (Fischer) Wise, and they preceded her in death.
She married Robert “Chico,” and he survives in Celina.
She is also survived by a daugher, Jill (Hiro) Tanaka of Austin, Texas; three grandsons; three sisters; a brother; two sisters-in-law.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Beatrice E. Swartz, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1930, in Lima, to Emmitt Cloyd and Beola Estella Long Stotts, and they preceded her in death.
She married Leon J. Swartz, and he preceded her in death.
ST. MARYS — A new resident will soon call The Shoppes at St. Marys home.
Superior Federal Credit Union of Lima announced plans to build a full-service location in St. Marys this year. President and CEO Phil Buell told The Evening Leader construction on the facility is expected to start by June with completion by October.
Genevieve Russell, 74, of 416 Beech St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1936, in St. Marys, to John and Callie (Starkey) Goodwin, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Mark) Baker of St. Marys; five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Russell; a grandson; seven brothers and sisters.
Private family services will be held.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.
David T. Russell, 74, of Celina, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on April 25, 1937, in Providence, R.I., to Wilbur and Olive (Allen) Russell, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 14, 1959, he married Wava Lantz, and she survives in Celina.
He is also survived by three children, Michael David (Beth) Russell, Roberta “Bobbie” (Rick) Turner and Ronda (Ron) Helmer, all of Celina; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister.
Vernis Glen Hanna, 89, of 1311 Fairground Road, in Celina, died at 8:05 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1923, in Darke County, to Garnet and Daisy (Norris) Hanna, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 27, 1950, he married Martha Brown, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2011.
He is survived by his sons, Ray (Ruth) Hanna, Paul (Phyllis) Hanna, Dave (Deb) Hanna and Mark (Patricia) Hanna, all of Celina; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers; a sister.
Scott Garman, 54, of 112 Wild Cherry St., Celina, died at 9:53 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1957, in Celina, to James C. Sr. and Rosanne (Schmidt) Garman, and his mother preceded him in death. His father survives him in Frankfort, Ky.
On June 7, 1997, he married Mary Beth Harrington, and she survives him in Celina.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville School were evacuated Tuesday afternoon and the building searched by an area bomb squad.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon told The Evening Leader a phone call at 1:54 p.m. by a school employee triggered an investigation that included the Lima Bomb Squad searching the school. Solomon said the students were evacuated a “safe distance away” from the school and parents were notified via the school district’s policy.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Local School is continuing to move ahead with plans to implement new standards next year in preparation for the coming state mandates, which will be in effect for the 2014-15 school year, Superintendent Kim Waterman said Monday night at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting.
ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys City Council approved a measure regarding the zoning of recently annexed land Monday night.