Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Dorothy A. Bowersock, 82, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Chester âChetâ Neil Young, 86, of Lakeview, died at 5:45a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Shawnee Manor in Lima.
He was born March 30, 1926, in Amanda, the son of Ethel and Oscar Young. On Aug. 16, 1947, he married Dorothy Maxine Zimmerman, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Eddie Young, of Lima, and Tommy Lynn Young, of Napoleon.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Owen Young.
Loren Olen âBudâ Gierhart, 93, of Lima, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Wyngate Senior Living Community in Lima.
He was born June 2, 1919, in Union Township, Auglaize County, the son of the late Nancy Ella (Bacome) and Clarence Webster Gierhart. On Sept. 15, 1993, he married D. Jeanette Stotts Bartlett Gierhart, who died Jan. 1, 2013.
Norma Jean Boerder, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born May 1, 1949, in Dallas, the daughter of Vondale (Bosh) and Frank J. Boerder.
Surviving are two sisters, Dolores (Steven) White, of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Loretta Bartlett, of Cridersville; two half-brothers, William (Julie) Boerder, of North Platte, Neb., and Eugene (Alice) Boerder, of Dallas; and five nieces and nephews, Dawn White, Denise White, Brett Bartlett, Bradd Bartlett and Natalee Bartlett.
Walter L. Drexler, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Nov. 12, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the eldest son of Marie and Anthony Drexler, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 23, 1949, he married Ellen V. Drexler, and she preceded him in death in September of 2012.
Azuba B. Meffley, 87, of Lima, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Lima City Hospital, to Azuba Blogett and Smiles C. Wolfe, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 6, 1946, she married Gordon (Bud) L. Meffley, who died Dec. 17, 1980.
Bernard C. âBarneyâ McCullough, 90 Â½ , of Wapakoneta, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Shinbone, Auglaize County, the son of Olga (Schroer) and Bernard McCullough Sr., who preceded him in death. On Oct. 7, 1944, he married Margaret A. Carlone, and she died Nov. 28, 2009.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Chuck) Maurer, of Seattle; a grandson, Christopher Maurer, of Seattle; and a brother, William J. (Joan) McCullough, of Florida.
He was preceded in death by 4 siblings.
Carolyn D. Phillips, 60, of Celina, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 17, 1952, in Lima, the daughter of Helen (Benzing) and T.J. Roop, who survive in Wapakoneta. On Oct. 28, 1972, she married Russell Phillips, who survives in Celina.
Shirley A. Lageman, 77, 10357 Kettlersville Road, New Knoxville, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Carrie (Christler) and John Elsass. On Feb. 14, 1959, she married James Lageman, and he survives at the residence.
Reuben J. Walton, 89, of Waynesfield, died at 12:39 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
He was born June 16, 1923, in Wyandot County, the son of Mildred V. (Roby) and Emery E. Walton who preceded him death. On Jan 26, 1946, he married Mildred L. Walter who survives in Waynesfield.