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Norma Jean Hunt-Smith, 75

August 16, 2013

Norma Jean Hunt-Smith, 75, of Wapakoneta, and Okemos, Mich., went to rest in the arms of the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
She was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to Lena and Sylvester Shanklin, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 5, 1960, she married B.W. Hunt, and they shared a long, happy life until his passing on Nov. 8, 2002. Norma once again found happiness when she married her long-time family friend, John M. Smith, on July 24, 2010, and he survives.

Robert Moyler, 60

August 16, 2013

Robert “Bob” L. Moyler Jr. 60, of Cridersville passed away at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 surrounded by his family at Lima Memorial Health System after a short battle with lung cancer.
He was born Feb. 8, 1953, to Frances (Van Over) and Robert L. Moyler Sr. His mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Wapakoneta. On Dec. 8, 1984, he married Dawn M. Laffin, who survives in Cridersville.

Robert Moyler, 60

August 16, 2013

Robert “Bob” L. Moyler Jr. 60, of Cridersville passed away at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 surrounded by his family at Lima Memorial Health System after a short battle with lung cancer.
He was born Feb. 8, 1953, to Frances (Van Over) and Robert L. Moyler Sr. His mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Wapakoneta. On Dec. 8, 1984, he married Dawn M. Laffin, who survives in Cridersville.

Evelyn Oakley, 90

August 16, 2013

Evelyn I. Oakley, 90, of Jackson Center, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
She was born, in Jackson Center, on Sept. 20, 1922, to the late Kathryn (Brann) and Walter E. Leininger. She married Emmett E. Oakley 70 years ago on May 15, 1943, and he survives.

Margaret Kantner, 87

August 16, 2013

Margaret L. Kantner 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Lima, to Edith (Hoaglin) and Alvie Warren Hall, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 10, 1943, she married Emmet L. Kantner, and he passed away on July 31, 2003.

La Donna Hoel, 79

August 16, 2013

La Donna J. Hoel, 79, of Waynesfield, died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at her residence in Waynesfield.
She was born April, 27, 1934, in Preble County, to the late Clara (Hornbeck) and Russell Guenther. On Jan. 20, 1951, in New Paris, she married Kenneth W. Hoel, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1986.

Gary Gossard, 62

August 16, 2013

Gary L. “Gizmo” Gossard Sr., 62, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in St. Rita Hospital in Lima.

Earl Vorhees, 78

August 16, 2013

Earl Vorhees led a full and varied life. Always curious and with a keen intellect, he loved the journey of exploring new things. His friends half-jokingly called him “the most interesting man in the world.” Husband, father, thespian, teacher, writer, factory manager, labor organizer, timber-framer, yacht and barn restorationist, skier and sailor — he was passionate about them all.

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