Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Roger â€śBudâ€ť W. Christler, 86, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 8:58 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System. He was born in Shelby County on Feb. 21, 1927, to the late Henry C. and Margaret â€śMaggieâ€ť (Rickert) Christler. On Dec. 26, 1954, he married the former Rosemary Hawkins, and she survives.
Alvin C. Seigel, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima. He was born Aug. 18, 1950 in Auglaize County, the son of the late Robert and Bessie Become Seigel. On April 16, 1982, he married Karen S. Naseman, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Mr. Seigel was a farmer and producer. He graduated from Wapakoneta High School and enjoyed taking care of animals, playing cards and visiting with friends.
Shirley M. (Newland) Rasor, 85, died at 6:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora, Ohio.
Rasor was born to Bassit and Edna (Rapp) Newland on March 9, 1928 in Waynesfield.
She married Charles â€śOteâ€ť Rasor on Aug. 30, 1947, and he survives in Cairo. Rasor was a graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta, class of 1946. She had worked at ExCellO Corporation, retiring after 30 years of employment. She was a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church. Shirley loved sewing, cooking and traveling, and she was an avid photographer.
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. â€śJimâ€ť Kwiecinski, 75, of Lima, died at 10:16 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at St. Ritaâ€™s 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. â€śDickâ€ť 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.