November 29th, 2011
Janice Marie Burden, 85, of rural Spencerville, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 21, 1926, in Delphos, the daughter of Esther Mame Rohr and Harry Fredrick Werner, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1945, she married Billy Douglas â€śBillâ€ť Burden, who survives,
WAYNESFIELD â€” The first win of the season for the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers also was the 100th victory for Ted Patton as the varsity coach of the girls basketball team.
The Tigers grabbed an early lead and continued to build on the score as they defeated the Vanlue Wildcats, 66-38.
The night proved to be made more special as Patton reached the milestone with the Tigers in front of a home crowd as Patton celebrated his victory with his team and friends after the game. Patton has more career wins since he also coached the varsity girls basketball team at Perry High School.
Sue Carol Rider, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 27, 2011, in her home surrounded by her loving family with the support of Community Health Professionals Home Hospice following a prolonged fight against heart and kidney disease.
She was born July 21, 1937, in Lima, to Kathryn (Cox) and Marion Sherrick, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 7, 1956, she married Kenneth H. Rider, of Spencerville, who passed away in February 2009 after 52 years of marriage.
Sue C. Rider 74, of Wapakoneta died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Frank Axe, 86, of St. Marys, died Sunday Nov. 2, 2011 at Otterbein â€“ St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller â€“ Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Daniel D. Young, 68, of Mendon, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Mercer County, the son of Ida Ruth Dietsch and Harry Benjamin Young. On Sept. 6, 1965, he married Carolyn Ann Coffman, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Danny Young, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two daughters, Mary Snyder, of Mendon, and Anna Bash, of Portland, Ind.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Celina Baptist Temple, the Revs. Steve Clayton and Jason Springer officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Lewis E. â€śEdâ€ť Wilgus, 59, of Lima, and formerly of Spencerville, died at noon Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green following surgery.
He was born March 19, 1952, in Lima, the son of Margaret I. â€śPeggyâ€ť Cook and Lewis E. Wilgus Sr., who survive in Bluffton. On Jan. 6,, 1973, he married Penny Ann Wieter, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Chad Wilgus, of St. Marys, Andrew Lee â€śAndyâ€ť Wilgus, of Conway, Ark., and Joshua Aaron Wilgus, of Van Wert.
Lora Collins, 75, 1708 Nagel St., St .Marys, died suddenly at 6:02 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Biddie (Wicker) and Troy Chaffins. On March 5, 1955, she married Morrell Collins and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are a son Amain Collins, of Celina; and a daughter, Lutrena Slusser of Celina.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of The Nazarene in St. Marys, with the Revs. Tim Smith and Bill Drummond officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Beulah M. â€śRedâ€ť Rupert, 76, of Lima,, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday at her home.
She was born Sept. 8, 1935, in Ada, the daughter of Belle Mary Mathewson and Floyd Almon. Both parents are deceased. On Nov. 26, 1954, she married James Edwin â€śJimâ€ť Rupert, who died March 21, 2004.
For one former Wapakoneta High School Marching Band member Thanksgiving Day started with getting up at 2:30 a.m. and practicing downtown at 4 a.m. â€” all for a parade that started five hours later.
Miami University Marching Band member Justin Engle, 19, said he was stunned â€” not by the crowd or the television cameras â€” but by the Macyâ€™s Thanksgiving Day Paradeâ€™s similarities to parades in Wapakoneta.