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April 26th

Rose M. Coolidge, 75

April 26, 2013

Rose M. Coolidge, 75, of Elida, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.  passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family.
 Born Sept. 20, 1937, in Clinton Township, Shelby County, she was the daughter of the late Martha (Snyder) and Colman Bowden.
Rose married Thomas Coolidge on May 27, 1983, in Waynesfield. He survives in Elida.
She had worked at the IGA in Wapakoneta. She enjoyed doing crafts, traveling, cooking and sewing. She was a member of the Jugs Sewing Group.

Vernon L.W. “Vernie” Wildermuth, 89

April 26, 2013

Vernon L.W. “Vernie” Wildermuth, 89, of Botkins, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Minster.
He was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Shelby County,  to the late Matilda (Kempfer) and George Wildermuth. On Jan. 20, 1945 he married the former Ludema Bennett and she survives.

Larry Leffel, 70

April 26, 2013

Larry L. Leffel, 70, of New Knoxville, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 25, 1942, the son of Violet (Truesdale) and Walter Leffel. He married Sharon Henkener on Aug. 26, 1960, and she survives at the residence.

April 25th

Cleola Miller, 86

April 25, 2013

Cleola Miller, 86, of Pleasant Hill, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born June 24, 1926, to the late Dora (Ross) and William Agne. Cleola is survived by her husband of 70 years, Paul E. Miller.

April 22nd

Marjorie Jones, 87

April 22, 2013

Marjorie Jones, 87, 902 Jackson St., St. Marys, died at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Briarwood Manor Nursing Home in Coldwater.
She was born March 23, 1926, in Moulton, the daughter of Nora (Hines) and Grant Tester. On Sept. 1, 1946, she married Joseph Jones, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1999.
She is survived by four children, Ron J. (Carol) Jones, of New Bremen, Gregory (Pam) Jones, of St. Marys, Debra (Rees) McKee, of St. Marys, and Corrine (Dennis) Craft, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Vogel, of St. Marys.

Mary Wolfe, 70

April 22, 2013

Mary K. Wolfe, 70, 1905 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 7, 1943, in St. Marys, to Mary (McClain) and Evert Adams, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 22, 1964, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in St. Marys, she married Thomas I. Wolfe, who died Aug. 7, 2012.

Orin Roettger, 89

April 22, 2013

Orin J. Roettger, 89, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in New Bremen, the son of Luetta (Dammeyer) and Clarence Roettger, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 3, 1942, he married Lois Boroff, they were married for 69 years, she survives at the residence.

April 19th

Jeffrey Lynn Valenti, 54

April 19, 2013

Jeffrey Lynn Valenti, 54, of Cridersville, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 4, 1958, in Lima, the son of Helena (Ritt) and Louis “Bernie” Valenti. His mother survives outside of Cridersville. He married Kelly Gilbert, who is preceded in death.
He is also survived by his siblings, Louis “Bernie” (Kris) Valenti, of Muncie, Ind., Dennis (Kathy) Valenti, of Cridersville, Thomas (Kellie) Valenti, of Cridersville, Kathy Valenti, of Cridersville, and Michael (Angie) Valenti of Farmersville; and many nieces and nephews.

Rev. Abram Carter, 85

April 19, 2013

The Rev. Abram V. Carter, 85, of New York, formerly of Waynesfield, went to see the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, surrounded by his family and sweetheart of more than 60 years, Mary Lou (Justus).
He was born June 9, 1927, in Waynesfield, to the late Hattie (Miller) and Everett Carter.
He is survived by a brother, Merle (Helene) Carter, of Waynesfield; and a sister Lucy (Rex) Claybaugh, of Cridersville.

April 16th

George McElroy, 88

April 16, 2013

George Neil McElroy Sr., 88, of Lima, died at 7:44 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Spencerville, to Cecil Danner and Nathan McElroy Sr. On June 21, 1946, he married Neta Jayne Wikel, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1987. On June 7, 1993, he married Emma Jean Spayd, and she survives in Lima.

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