Archive - Nov 2013 - Obituary
Inez Ford Niswonger Bovee, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:07 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at her residence. Inez was born on Sept. 23, 1923, in Cleveland to Kenneth George and Lena (Ford) Niswonger, who preceded her in death. She was also the step-daughter of Isabelle Niswonger, who preceded her in death.
She was also the devoted granddaughter of Margaret Wample Niswonger who resided in Ansonia, Ohio and with whom she spent her early childhood in Ansonia.
On June 12, 1943, she married Lloyd Champlin Bovee, who died in 1992.
Rev. Paul D. McCann, 97, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of West Liberty, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
He was born on June 14, 1916 in Farmington, Ill.Â On Oct. 31, 1943, he married the former Helen L. Zaebst in Farmington, Ill., and she preceded him in death on April 27, 2006.Â
Surviving is a daughter, Becky (Tom) Dickinson, of Wapakoneta, a son, Paul McCann Jr., of Bellefontaine, and four grandchildren.
Paul had been a minister since 1948.
Pastor Floyd Lundy will officiate a 10 a.m. graveside service in the Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty on Thursday.
Jon A. Williams, 75, of Cridersville, died at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Lima to Frank and Luella Faler Williams.
He married Juanita Naomi Burden Dec. 15, 1962, and she preceded him in death Dec. 19, 2004.
Mr. Williams had been a precision heavy equipment crane operator for Baldwin Lima Hamilton later Clark Equipment, General Dynamics and the Toledo Heavy Equipment Operators Union. Â He had served in the U.S. Air Force.
James R. âJimâ Kwiecinski, 75, of Lima, died at 10:16 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at St. Ritaâs Medical Center.
Kwiecinski was born to the late Harry and Rose (Scheboth) Kwiecinski on Oct. 12, 1938, in Pittsburgh.
He married Barbara (Klosterman) Griner Kwiecinski on Feb. 9, 1991, and she survives.
Jim Gray, 77, was born in Lima on Nov. 25, 1935, to David and Evelyn Gray. He graduated from Waynesfield H.S. and the Northwestern Business College in Lima, and also served in the Lima Branch of the National Guard.
He moved to Lady Lake in 1961 to join the citrus industry and created Grays Groves, Inc., which became Grays Orange Barn, which he owned and operated until he retired in 1997.
He was active in the community, opening three new Kiwanis Clubs and serving on the Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed golf, bowling and tennis.
Jack L. Binkley, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Lima to Robert L. Binkley & Rosemary (Binkley) Steinke who preceded him in death.
On Dec. 3, 1974, he married JoAnn Fugatt, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors include a son and daughter, Toby (Tara) Binkley, of St. Johns, Season (Scott) Hurley of Tipp City; five grandchildren, Kaleb, Mackenzie, Michala, Trenton and Spencer; a brother, Bill Binkley, of Dayton.
Twila A. Stevens, 79, of Cridersville, died 9:35 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. Twila was formerly of Wapakoneta. She was born April 29, 1934 in Ada to Lloyd and Bessie Mull Candler. She married Richard E. âDickâ Stevens Jan. 12, 1951, and he preceded her in death June 18, 2010.
Mrs. Stevens had been a homemaker and enjoyed antiques, baking, gardening, garage sales, playing cards and camping. She was a former girl scout leader.
Brooklynn Ann Brown was stillborn at 11:51 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center. She is the daughter of Cory D. and Jennifer âJenniâ L. (Haehn) Brown, and they survive in Wapakoneta.
Other survivors include, sister, Abigail Brown, at home; maternal grandparents, Sue and Kendall Krites, of Wapakoneta, and Jack and Barb Haehn, of Wapakoneta; paternal grandparents, Bill and Cathy Brown, of Wapakoneta; maternal great grandparents, Mary Ann Bell, of Coldwater, Don and Pauline Krites, of Wapakoneta, and John and Helen Haehn, of Wapakoneta,
Joseph E. Elkins, Sr., 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Bourbon, Ind., the son of Charles Edward and Mary (Corl) Elkins, who preceded him in death. On May 17, 1947, he married Phyllis C. Keyser, and she survives.
Glenna Mae Meckstroth, 83, of rural New Knoxville, died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born April 22, 1930 to (Omen) Bernard and Lena (Briggs) Davenport. Her mother died when she was 7 months old. Her father took her and her brother, Donald (Mary) Davenport, of Kossuth, to move with her fatherâs parents, Frank and Nora Davenport.
On June 24, 1950, she married William A. Meckstroth, who preceded her in death.