Archive - 2013 - Obituary
George William â€śBillâ€ť Harris Jr., 85, 02916 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Buckland, to Vera (Burden) and George William Harris Sr., who preceded her in death. On July 28, 1946, in Covington, Ky., he married Kathryn M. â€śKateâ€ť Harris, who died Nov. 11, 2007.
Rachel A. Doseck, 21, of Botkins, died at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic when God took her home to be with him after her second heart transplant.
She was born Jan. 13, 1992, in Lima, to Teresa (Foster) and John Doseck, who survive in Botkins.
Gary D. Sheipline, 72, of Wapakoneta, and Nokomis, Fla., died unexpectedly of heart failure Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Venice Regional Hospital, in Venice, Fla.
Garyâ€™s family consisted of his wife, Madelaine, and his brother, Larry (Karen) Sheipline, of Hershey, Pa. His parents, Leonard and Fredonia Sheipline, preceeded him in death.
James A. LaMarr, 75, of Waynesfield, died Wednesday afternoon, June 19, 2013, at Indian Lake, while boating.
He was born Aug. 19, 1937, in Allen County, the son of Gladys (Fullerton) and Edgar LaMarr, who preceded him in death. He was married to Sandra LaMarr, and she died Aug. 28, 1995.
Survivors include, three children, David LaMarr, of Florida, Paul LaMarr, of Australia, and Jennifer LaMarr, of Lubbock, Texas; six grandchildren; a brother, Dennis (Linda) LaMarr, of Wapakoneta; a sister, Judy (Terry) Rinehart, of Waynesfield; and a sister-in-law, Virginia LaMarr, of Wapakoneta.
Roger L. Metz, 80, 16487 State Route 274, Botkins, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Cridersville Health Care Center, in Cridersville.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1932, in Anna, the son of the late Sadie (Herring) and Charles Metz. On Sept. 15, 1956, he married Carolyn (Helmlinger) Metz, who survives.
Esther J. Wical, 85, of Botkins, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 5:54 p.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1928, in Franklin Township, Shelby County, the daughter of the late Ora (Billing) and Alfred Knasel. She married M. â€śWayneâ€ť Wical on Jan. 22, 1964, and he died on August 29, 1980.
She is survived by her two children, Jennifer L. Wical and Jeffery W. Wical, both of Botkins; a brother, Paul (Ingrid) Knasel, of North Brook, Ill.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, who all had a special place in her heart.
Doris M. Swallow, 96, of Lima, died at 8:01 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
She was born June 1, 1917, in Lima, the daughter of Cecil M. (Copus) and Earl J. Cheney, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 26, 1942, she married Floyd D. Swallow, and he preceded her in death Feb. 24, 2008.
Iona J. Berning, 80, 415 W. Oliver St., St. Marys, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 15, 1932, in St. Marys, the daughter of Lillian and Edgar Henning.
She married Mathias Berning on June 25, 1955, and he preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Carla Kohnen, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Debra McKivison, of Lima.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Norma Jean Hall, 85, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Wapakoneta and Van Wert, died at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
She was born March 16, 1928, in Lima, the daughter of Cleta (Waltz) and Guy LaPole, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 19, 1948, she married Donald Gene â€śGeneoâ€ť Hall, and he died June 1, 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Noreen Hall, of Louisville, Ky.; a grandson, Gregg Hall; and special friend, Trina Cassidy.
She was preceded in death by two children, Cathy Hall and Terry Hall.
Norma Jean was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing.
Richard A. Wagner, 72, of Cridersville, died at 4:59 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic.
He was born June 10, 1941 in Lima, to Eunice E. (Gattshall) and Randal R. Wagner Sr. Both parents preceded him in death. On Nov. 28, 1963, he married Phyllis J. Walter, who survives in Cridersville.