July 5th, 2012
Geary L. Wessel, 76, 324 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Alfrieda (Quellhorst) and Earl â€śHeinieâ€ť Wessel. On Dec. 29, 1955, he married Betty Knapp, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2002.
He is survived by two sons, Bryan Wessel, of Cridersville, and Bruce Wessel, of Delphos; and two daughters, Thressa Adams, of Elgin, and Laurie McDorman, of Mendon.
Vivian A. Koon, 83 of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Columbus Grove, passed away at 6:42 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Richland Manor in Beaverdam.
She was born April 18, 1929, in Tiffin, the daughter of Lily E. (Griggs) and Arley Brown.
On Feb. 7, 1948, she married William H. Koon, who preceded her in death.
Surviving is a son, William H. Koon II, of Columbus Grove.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Lima.
Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center.
She was born March 8, 1965, in Lima, the daughter of Carolyn K. (Cogswell) and Ralph I. Reed. Her father, Ralph, and step-mother, Marge, survive in Lima. Her mother, Carolyn Smith, survives in Elida. Her step-father, Jerry Smith, preceded her in death. On Dec. 25, 1991, she married Garry A. Braun, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Nancy L. Bailey, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Wapakoneta Manor, where she resided for six years.
She was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Ruth E. McClintock and Harold J. Seitz, who are deceased. On July 21, 1962, she married Marion F. Bailey, who died April 19, 2004.
Mrs. Bailey was a 1956 graduate of Blume High School, in Wapakoneta, and a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in education. She went on to earn her masterâ€™s degree at Wright State University.
Beverly J. Linser, 76, of Muncy, Pa., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Pa.
She was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Williamsport, Pa., the daughter of Ruth (Hillyard) and Leonard Richards, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 15, 1987, she married Donald W. Linser, who also preceded her in death.
Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, and the wife of Garry Braun, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, in Wapakoneta, where friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services are to follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dorothy A. Miller, 90, of Sidney, and formerly of New Knoxville, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, in Sidney.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1921, in Auglaize County, near Wapakoneta. She was the daughter of Anna (Julian) and Benjamin Katter. On Sept. 9, 1946, she married Willis H. Miller, who died on Dec. 28, 2001.
Dorothy A. Miller, of Sidney, formerly of New Knoxville, died July 2, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.
Daniel L. Hay, 86, St. Marys, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Aug. 12, 1925, in St. Marys, the son of Alice (Spicer) and Daniel B. Hay, who preceded him in death. On July 3, 1948, he married Frieda R. Miars, and she survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are two daughters; Jean A. Phillips, of Schaumburg, Ill., and Dana H. Graves, of Centerville.
Two feet may make a difference in who controls the Hamilton Street dam, but Wapakoneta city administrators say they hope the state will cede jurisdiction to the city.
“We are trying to get a definitive answer from the governing authority,” Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said after Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting. “We want to preserve the dam that we have and keep it in place because of the activities we have due to the water we have in the city and primarily downtown and the beautification project we have planned for downtown.