Archive - Mar 2012 - Obituary
Mark Joseph Martensen, 57, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at his home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1954, in Columbus on August 3, 1954, to Joan and Hank Martensen. His mother survives and his father preceded him in death. On Aug. 24, 2002, he married Lori Martensen, formerly of St. Marys, who survives.
Clifford W. Fisher Jr., 64, of Celina, died at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
He was born June 14, 1947, in Wapakoneta, the son of Marcella Clum and Clifford Fisher Sr. On June 8, 1985, he married Carol Fleck, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Brian (Shannon) Fisher, of Lakeland, Fla., Kevin Fisher, of Celina, James (Barb) Fisher, of Celina, Derrick (Andrea) Harter, of Celina; a daughter, Dawn Fisher, of North Port, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Paul R. Fortman, 90, formerly of 14586 State Route 66, St. Marys, died at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Otterbein â€”St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 6, 1921, in St. Marys, to Alena (Gerstner) and Frank Fortman.
On Oct. 28, 1948, in Celina, he married Florence A. Miller, who died Oct. 28, 1986.
Surviving are four sons, Frank Fortman, of Uniopolis, Ed Fortman, of St. Marys, Carl Fortman of St. Marys, and John Fortman, of Corinth, Texas; and three daughters, Kathleen Lampert, of St. Marys, Mary Landis, of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Linda Ekberg, of Walton, Ky.
Emma Mae Hackworth Zerbe, 85, of Lima, formerly of Lafayette, Tucson, Ariz. and Summerville, S.C., died at 7:15 p.m., Saturday March 17, 2012 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Ivyton, Ky., to Pearl (Adams) and Cash Hackworth. Both parents are deceased. In 1949, she married Raymond S. Zerbe and he preceded her in death.
Surviving is a son, John Daniel â€˜Dannyâ€™ Zerbe, of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Ann Zerbe.
Jazlynn Ella Gray, stillborn, died March 16, 2012,, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born to Amber Green and Michael Gray, who survive in Lima.
Services are at 1 p.m. Today at Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, with the Rev. Shane Crites officiating.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
Myra Ann Miller, 80, of Lakeview, passed away early Monday morning, March 19, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born April 15, 1931, in Roundhead, to the late Rachel Wilmina Ford and Herman Lewis Tracy.
Richard Joseph, 87, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 14,1924, in Hardin County, the only child of Lillian (Hicks) and Warney Joseph. His parents died before he was two years old, so his maternal grandparents raised him. He had been married to Betty L. (Tackett) Joseph for more than 60 years and she preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2010.
Alma Anna (Feil) Camper, 103, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta. She was born April 9, 1908, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Anna (Aufderhaar) and William Feil.
A 1925 graduate of Blume High School, she was the last surviving member of her class. After graduating high school, she went to business college and worked as a secretary in Lima.
On Dec. 26, 1926, she married Floyd (Sam) Camper, and he passed away Jan. 23, 1986.
Kathleen Y. Gossard, 64, 1025 Edwards Street, St. Marys, died suddenly at 8:35 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 30, 1947, in Celina, the daughter of Betty Lou (Schroer) and Norbert Steineman. On June 8, 1968, she married David Gossard, and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Brian Gossard, of St. Marys, and Paul Gossard, of St. Marys; and two daughters, Carolyn (Douglas) Bader of St. Marys, and Angela Gossard, of Saint Marys.
Virgil C. Behr, 63, 333 Concord Avenue, St. Marys, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence.
He was born July 14, 1948, in Sidney, to Rita (Greve)and Wilbur Behr.
On April 15, 1978, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry Prairie, he married Patricia A. Dorsten, who survives.