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December 7th

Tracy Greve, 49

December 7, 2012

Tracy Loyer Greve, 49, formerly of Botkins and Waynesfield, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Pavillion of Sidney, following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 26, 1963, in St. Marys, the daughter of L. Jean (Ketcham) and Edward Loyer, who preceded her in death.

Ronald McCarty, 64

December 7, 2012

Ronald J. McCarty, 64, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Celina, the son of Mary Ann (Copeland) and Bernard McCarty. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, and his father died March 6, 2012.
Also surviving are two aunts, Darlene (McCarty) Beelman and his aunt Sondra (McCarty) Bird; and their families.

December 5th

Janet Sawmiller, 77

December 5, 2012

Janet Noreen Sawmiller, 77, of Waynesfield, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday Dec. 3, 2012, at Shawnee Manor in Lima.
She was born May 3, 1935, in Lima, the daughter of the late Nellie (Gossard) and Lewis Newland. On Dec. 28, 1957, she married John Sawrniller, and he survives.
Surviving are a son Jed Sawmiller, of Spring Valley; and a daughter, Jill Stubbs, of Lima.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield, with the Rev. Gordon Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Branch Cemetery.

Mary Kennedy, 80

December 5, 2012

Mary C. Kennedy, 80, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Botkins, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born June 2, 1932, in Gainesville, Fla., the daughter of Mollie (Whiddon) and Jehu McComb, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married Robert Kennedy, and he died Dec. 9, 2000.

Cynthia Bayliff, 75

December 5, 2012

Cynthia A. ‘Cindy’ Bayliff, 75, of Cridersville, died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
She was born May 25, 1937, in Gallipolis, the daughter of the late Ruth Evelyn (Spencer) Champlin and Franklin Tompkins. On July 5, 1957, she married John E. Bayliff, who survives.

December 3rd

Mary Kennedy, 80

December 3, 2012

Mary C. Kennedy, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Joseph Greve, 43

December 3, 2012

Joseph “Joe” M. Greve, 43, of Botkins, died at 10:32 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence.
He was born May 4, 1969, in Lima, the son of Theresa D. (Schaub) and Joseph B. Greve. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother survives in New Knoxville. On April 29, 1994, he married Connie Barhorst, and she survives in Botkins.

November 30th

Herschel Ray Arthur, 90

November 30, 2012

Herschel Ray Arthur, 90, died at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County.
Herschel was born March 18, 1922, in Stokes Township, Logan County, to Ethel (Naylor) and Howard Ray Arthur, who proceeded him in death. On Feb. 6, 1944, at the New Hampshire Methodist Church, he married Suzanne Gillam, who died on June 27, 1971. On May 2, 1992, at the Waynesfield Baptist Church, he married Hazel Caudill Banks, who passed away on April 3, 2009.

Clara R. “Clarie” Kohler, 85

November 30, 2012

Clara R. “Clarie” Kohler, 85, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 29, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Feb. 24, 1927 in Auglaize County to Albert & Lorena (Schaub) Kreitzer who preceded her in death.
On April 17, 1948 she married Paul A. Kohler.
She is survived by a daughter, Barb (Jim) Price, a sister, Linda Oen, both of Wapakoneta, and a brother, John Kreitzer, of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

William A. ‘Bill’ Davis, 77

November 30, 2012

William A. ‘Bill’ Davis, 77, formerly of Florida, formerly of Dayton and Wapakoneta, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
He was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Dayton, the son of Martha aand Carl J. Davis. He married Barbara J. Davis, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William A Davis Jr.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Halifax Humane Society.
Arrrangements are being handled by Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Condolences may be shared at volusiamemorialfunerals.com.

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