January 11th, 2012
CELINA — Investigators continue their investigation into the murders of a father and daughter in November.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said detectives and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation are sorting through evidence pertaining to the homicide of Robert and Colleen Grube that occurred in their rural Fort Recovery home on Nov. 29 or 30.
Wendy H. Stanley, 51, of 1400 W. Market St., Celina, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on June 15, 1960, in Pikeville, Ky., to Woodrow and Geneva (Gilliam) Hamilton, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughters, Kerry Stanley of Pikeville, Ky., and Dakota Carroll of Celina; three sisters.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Private family services will be held at the family’s convenience.
The Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina is handling arrangements.
Roy M. Kohler, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at The Living Center, St. Marys.
He was born on July 10, 1925, in St. Marys, the son of Andrew and Maud (Coldwell) Kohler, who preceded him in death.
On July 17, 1948, he married Stella V. Gross, and she survives.
Other survivors include two brothers, Bob Kohler of St. Marys, and Chuck (Beth) Kohler of Wapakoneta; two sisters, Betty Weaver and Barb (Wilbur) Brubaker, both of St. Marys, and several nieces and nephews.
ST. MARYS — Members of a city development group approved a measure to pledge their financial support to the future of Grand Lake St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — An area mayor had to break a tie vote — something that doesn’t happen often — during a village’s first council meeting of the year Tuesday evening.
MINSTER — Members of the Minster Fire and Rescue squad responded to Minster Machine this morning for an accident which resulted in the death of an employee.
Minster Fire Chief Dale Dues told The Evening Leader crews received a phone call shortly after 5 a.m. today reporting a male at Minster Machine was trapped under a plate of steel. By the time emergency responders arrived, Dues said employees at the foundry freed the male. The male was brought to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys via a Minster squad.
Carl Richard Wappelhorst, 90, of Coldwater, died on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born on June 8, 1921, in St. Henry, to Joseph and Emma (Daniel) Wapplehorst, and they preceded him in death.
Rosemary Knapke, 89, of Celina, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1923, in Indiana, to Oscar F. and Marie C. (Baker) Schaadt, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 23, 1941, she married Ivo H. Knapke, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1976.
She is survived by a daughter, Maryanne Knapke of Celina; a sister.
She was preceded in death by four sisters.
Patricia L. Bradford, 80, of West Chester, Formerly of 1469 James Drive, Celina, died at 12:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Chesterwood Village in West Chester.
She was born on Sept. 10, 1931, in Celina, to Basil and Jessie (Merinar) Granger, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 24, 1951, she married Arthur J. Bradford, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2008.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin R. Bradford of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Kim D. (Jill) Bradford of West Chester; two grandsons; a brother; two sisters.
Jean Ackley, 78, of 225 N. Chestnut St., St. Marys, a resident of the Gardens of Celina, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1933, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Moeller) Boltz, and they preceded her in death.
She married Cloyd Ackley, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1967.