Archive - 2013 - Obituary
James Lewis Schumann, 77, of Wheelock Street, Keene, N.H. died at the Cheshire Medical Center-Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, after a period of failing health.
Jim was a former resident of Wapakoneta and was a graduate of Blume High School. He was a member at St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church and was married in the church on July 27, 1958 to Wanda Lee Meyers and they have been married for fifty-five years.
A private memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Keene, N.H.
Ruth E. Staples, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:42 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of Roy and Cecile (Denney) Brewer, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 23, 1950, she married John A. Staples, and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Guyneth (Dean) Coolidge, of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Staples, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Ashlie (Andrew) Casey, of Wapakoneta; three great grandchildren, Lillie, Hannah, and Cole.
Lois J. Ruck, 77, of 17353 Maier-Barber Road in St. Marys, died 8:43 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
She was born August 26, 1936 in Waterville, N.Y. to Albert and Florabell (Carpenter) Tarbox.
On Dec. 22, 1957 at St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Defiance, she married James R. Ruck, who survives.
Ernestine Rogers Miller, born July 6, 1923, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest J. and Edith Myers Rogers; her husband Harry, and daughter Harriet. She is survived by two sons, Ernest C. (E. C.) and wife Teresa of Lima, Rev. Lowell and wife Susan, of Muncie, Ind., two granddaughters, Christy (Miller) Farrington and husband David of Houston, Texas, Beth (Miller) Rooks and husband Christian of Zephyr Hills, Fla., one grandson, Henry C.
Ned L. Rader, 82, died at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima.
Ned was born on Monday, May 4, 1931, in St. Johns, to the late Howard RaderÂ and HelenaÂ (Briggs) Rader.Â
Mr. Rader was formerly of St. Johns, Ohio.Â He first married Donna Barnes, in Lima, who preceded him in death.Â On December 28, 1984, in Lima, he then married E. Jean (Kave) Parlette, who survives in Lima.Â He worked as a tool grinder at Ex-Cell-o for 26 years and at General Dynamics for 15 years, retiring in 1994.
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.
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.Â
She was born April 9, 1925, in South Bend, Ind. to John and Marie (Burden) Shockey, who preceded her in death.Â 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. Ritaâ€™s the Twenties Club and enjoyed bowling and quilting.
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, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:55 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at the St. Ritaâ€™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, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with the Lord, at 12:59 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™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.