Archive - Jul 2012 - Obituary
Jerry W. Rains, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:08 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born July 1, 1942, in Middlesboro, Ky., the son of Frank Jarvis and Ollie Marie Margraves Rains, who preceded him in death. On June 10, 1967, he married Christine A. Merricle, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Sister Mary Alma Madigan, 100, died June 25, 2012.
She was born to Destie (Riddle) and John Madigan.
Surviving are two siblings, Adrian Madigan and Raymond Madigan.
She was preceded in death by nine siblings, Mary Schweitzer, Helen Antonevich, Madonna Donough, Paul Madigan, John Madigan, Francis Madigan, Patrick Madigan, Joan Madigan and Rose Madigan.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 6:15 p.m. Monday at McAuley Convent, in Cincinnati. Burial was at St. Joseph (New) Cemetery on Tuesday. Friends called from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the convent.
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 âHeinieâ 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. Ritaâs 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 bachelorâs degree in education. She went on to earn her masterâs 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. Ritaâs 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.