February 1st, 2012
Longtime Wapakoneta businessman Van Wright stood in the middle of a community room at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA he helped build more than 10 years ago. All eyes in the room were on him.
“We’re in one business — the life changing business,” Wright said. “No one has more value at the Y than another, we’re all Y members, we’re all part of the same community. There’s only one way that can happen — and that’s with the scholarship campaign.”
Nancy Louise Horner, 73, formerly of St. Marys, died at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 30, 1212 at Van Wert Manor.
She was born Feb. 11, 1939, in Salem Township, Auglaize County, near St. Marys, the daughter of Viola N. (Shaner) and Raymond S. Ginter.
Surviving are three sons, Aaron Horner, of St. Marys, Alan Horner, of St. Marys, and Andrew Horner, of St. Marys; and a daughter, Ann Wilker, of Van Wert.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller â€“ Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Louis Charles Boltz, 89, 638 Southway Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:28 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at The Gardens in Celina.
He was born Feb. 9, 1922, in St. Marys, the son of Elizabeth (Moeller) and Harry Boltz Sr. On Aug. 29, 1941, in Adrian, Mich., he married Millicent A. Chiles, who died September 2, 2002.
Joseph â€śJoeâ€ť F. Brockert, 83 of Lima, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 5, 1928,, in Lima, the son of Anna (Drexler) and Gilbert Brockert. On Aug. 12, 1948, he married Bonnie Oen and she survives.
KENTON â€” Anyone who thought the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling team was in a rebuilding season might want to reconsider that notion.
Wapak continued its dominance of Western Buckeye League Wrestling with a sweep of dual meets against the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans and Kenton Wildcats on Tuesday at Kenton High School.
The Redskins thumped O-G 60-15 before crushing Kenton 69-12.
The wins lifted Wapak to 9-0 in WBL duals for the season.
The Redskins have not lost a WBL dual since the 2008-09 season. They are 27-0 over the past three seasons and 35-1 over the past four.
Nancy Horner, 71, of St. Marys, died Monday January 30, 2012, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Bessie R. Oellerman, 82, 206 E. State St. in Botkins, OH died 1:20 a.m. Monday Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence.
She was born June 19, 1929, in Salem Township. in rural Auglaize County, to Bessie Mae (Toler) and John Francis.
On April 14, 1956, she married Warren â€śGeneâ€ť Oellerman, who died Jan. 11, 2002.
Judy Kay Gross, 62, of 15140 Valley Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died 5:44 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
She was born Dec. 24, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of the late Onolee (Miller) and Woodrow Piehl.
Beverly June Farmer, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at her sonâ€™s residence in Pres-cott, Ariz. She was born June 17, 1936, in Lima. She is the daughter of Kumah (Koneta Fast) and James E. Anspach. Both parents are deceased.
Ms. Farmer was a retired key punch operator with Lima Memorial Hospital. She was a former member of the Forest Park United Methodist Church and had belonged to the Shawnee Nation â€” United Remnant Band. She loved to travel and was an avid card player. She had a real zest for life and enjoyed spending her time with her family and friends.
Call it lucky No. 13.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team rolled to its 13th victory of the season in as many tries by defeating a good St. Henry Redskins squad 2,951-2,810 on Saturday at McBoâ€™s Lanes in Versailles.
The win kept alive the possibility of a battle of unbeatens in the final contest of the regular season Saturday, Feb. 11 at 20th Century Lanes in Lima.
Wapak and the Versailles Tigers are both 13-0 in West Ohio High School Bowling Conference play with just one match standing in the way of the pairing.