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August 12th

Paul T. ‘Tom’ Connors Sr., 63

August 12, 2013

Paul T. “Tom” Connors Sr., 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.
He was born July 23, 1950, in Estil, Ky., the son of Valley (Cooley) and Thomas Burton Connors, who preceded him in death. On April 9, 2010, he married Kathy Wagner, and she survives.

August 9th

Paul Connors Sr., 63

August 9, 2013

Paul T. Connors Sr., 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Norma Smith, 75

August 9, 2013

Norma Jean Smith, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:04 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

August 7th

Gaynell Market, 94

August 7, 2013

Gaynell Mae Market, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 16, 1918, in St. Marys, to Ilo (Sherman) and Ernest Barber, who preceded her in death.
Gaynell lived in the town of Wapakoneta until her marriage to Norman Market in 1938, when they moved to the farm that had belonged to Norman’s grandfather. Gaynell spent her entire adult life on that farm just outside of town in Duchouquet Township. She was preceded in death by a brother, Neil; her husband Norman Market; her daughter Sylvia Jean; and a great-grandchild.

Gaynell Market, 94

August 7, 2013

Gaynell M. Market, 94, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Virginia Miller, 87

August 7, 2013

Virginia Rose Miller, 87, 411 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, died at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1926, in Auglaize County, near New Knoxville, the daughter of Emma (Griesinger) and George Buddemeyer. She married Charles B. Miller on June 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1993.
She is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Daniel) Girtz, of Little Fall, Minn., and Chandra (Robert) Hoffman, of Beavercreek; three grandchildren, Benjamin Girtz, Christopher Girtz, and Sara Wical; and two great-grandsons, Chase and Logan Wical.

Mary Copeland-Shade, 74

August 7, 2013

Mary A. Copeland-Shade, 74, of Botkins, died at 7:24 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Cincinnati, to Lavina Nuss and Raymond L. Gretsinger, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 18, 1955, she married Robert E. Copeland Sr., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1983. On Aug. 10, 1985, she married Paul E. Shade, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1992.

August 5th

Charles Mann, 75

August 5, 2013

Charles E. Mann, 75, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Oct. 19, 1937, in Portland, Ind., the son of Alta B. (Miller) and Norman E. Mann, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 24, 1955 he married Janet I. Slack, and she survives at the residence in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a daughter, Becky Sue (Mann) Manbeck, of Wapakoneta; a brother, Fred (Shirley) Mann, of Portland, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Ashley (Curt) Behr, of St. Marys, Kyle Denney, of St. Marys, and Christopher (Jessica) West, of Dayton.

August 2nd

Andrew Koch, 85

August 2, 2013

Andrew Christian Koch, 85, beloved husband of the late Patricia A. Koch (nee Cole). Dear father of Debra Gardner (Glenn), Kim Frazier (Jeff) and Andrea Aubuchon (Gary). Loving grandfather of Jeremy (Megan) and Evan Gardner, and Andy (Courtney) and Brandon Frazier, and Julia, Jennifer and Madison Aubuchon, and great-grandfather of Crew and June Frazier.
Andy worked for Standard Oil of Ohio for over 30 years and was especially proud of his volunteer work with NASA and the Hospice of Cleveland Clinic.

William M. ‘Bud’ Striff, 93

August 2, 2013

William M. ‘Bud’ Striff Jr., 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:32 a.m. Wednes-
day, July 31, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Lima, to Garnett (O’Conner) and William Merle Striff, who preceded him in death. He married Mary Margaret Thomas on June 9, 1946, and she preceded him in death July 12, 2000.

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