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December 16th

Paul A. Wilges, 78

December 16, 2013

Paul A. Wilges, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Wapakoneta, the son of Herman and Emma (Bishop) Wilges, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 10, 1958, he married Marilyn W. Binkley, and she survives.
Other survivors include, a son, Kevin Wilges, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Karen (Bill) Jacobs, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Bill Jacobs III, Brandon Schreiber, and Jessica Jacobs; a brother, Richard Wilges; a sister, Donna Richardson; numerous nieces and nephews.

December 13th

Anna L. Shockey Henry, 88

December 13, 2013

Anna L. Shockey Henry, 88, of Marietta and formerly of Lima, died at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Worthington Nursing Home in Parkersburg, W.Va. 
She was born April 9, 1925, in South Bend, Ind. to John and Marie (Burden) Shockey, who preceded her in death. She married Robert F. Henry Oct. 31, 1943, and he preceded her in death March 2, 2013.
Mrs. Henry had been a member of Shawnee Community Church, Shawnee Garden Club, YWCA, Allen County Senior Citizens, a Gray Lady at St. Rita’s the Twenties Club and enjoyed bowling and quilting.

Ruby B. McDermitt, 81

December 13, 2013

Ruby B. McDermitt age 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:43 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
She was born March 8, 1932, to John and Emma Jones Keysor, both parents preceded her in death.
On January 8, 1948, she married Roland Junior McDermitt, who preceded her in death July 20, 2004.
Ruby was a dog breeder and was a judge for the United Kennel Club. She was the president of Ohio Toy Fox Terrier Association.

Mary A. Huber, 70

December 13, 2013

Mary A. Huber, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:55 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, following a sudden illness. She was born April 28, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Charles & Rita (Scully) Dunleavy, and they preceded her in death. On July 4, 1964, she married Charles N. Huber, who survives.
Other survivors include, a daughter, Cheryl R. (Steve) Griffis, of Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, Charles D. & Megan E. Griffis; a sister, Colleen Dunleavy (Richard) Bekemeier, of Wapakoneta; numerous nieces and nephews.

David A. Herron, 81

December 13, 2013

David A. Herron, 81, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with the Lord, at 12:59 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, following a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Wabash, Ind., the son of Merle Maurice & Alice (Agle) Herron, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 10, 1960, he married Lou Emma Brown, and she survives.

Kevin J. Jones, 56

December 13, 2013

Kevin J. Jones, 56, of Clyde, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:55 a.m. Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
He was born January 20, 1957, in Lima to J. Stanley & Mildred (Arnett) Jones, who survives in Wapakoneta. On Sept. 22, 1979, he married Robin L. Rider, who survives on Clyde.

John W. Staples, 58

December 13, 2013

John W. Staples, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:57 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born April 6, 1955, in Lima, the son of John A. & Ruth (Brewer) Staples, who survives in Wapakoneta. On March 28, 1980, he married Cynthia R. “Cindy” Hibner, and she survives.
Other survivors include, a daughter, Ashlie R. (Andrew) Casey, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Lillie, Hannah, and Cole; a sister, Guyneth (Dean) Coolidge, of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Theresa (Ted) Johnson, of Brookville; nephews and niece, Tyler, Caity, and Charlie.

Donald E. Shively, 62

December 13, 2013

Donald E. Shively, 62, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 5:11 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, following a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Lima, the son of Wavel & Anna (Huckemeyer) Shively. His mother survives in Kossuth, and his father is deceased.
Other survivors include, his life partner, Carolyn Stolzenburg; a son, Jayson E. Shively, of St. Marys; a grandson, Kayden E. Shively; two sisters, Maryann (Andy) Andrews, of Wapakoneta, and Wilma Dyer, of Kossuth; Carolyn’s sons, Rick & Adam Stolzenburg.

Arthur “Art” Helmlinger, 67

December 13, 2013

Arthur “Art” Helmlinger, 67, died at 3:33 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in the emergency room at Lima Memorial Health System.
Art was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Lima to Raymond M. & Thelma T. (Martin) Helmlinger. On March 11, 1967 in Defiance, he married Janet L. Rolston, and she survives.

Dean B. Metzger, 84

December 13, 2013

Dean B. Metzger, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Auglaize County to Grant Edward and Ida May Thomas Metzger. He married Angela Marie Owen March 21, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1993.
Mr. Metzger had been a welder/ Trackman with CSX Transportation. He was a member of Wapakoneta First United Methodist Church, the Railroad Retirement Club, VFW Post 8445 and Eagles Aerie 691. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his harvest.

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