Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Louis Justin Oen, 97, longtime Arizona banker, died Wednesday in Phoenix. He was born in Lima, Ohio on September 22, 1916, and raised with a brother and six sisters in nearby Wapakoneta by an entrepreneurial father and patient mother. Lou played basketball for St. Joe’s High School and acted in the school plays. As a young man in 1936, Lou hitchhiked and rode freight trains to California and back with his best friend to get a sense of America.
Michael E. McBeth Sr., 74, passed away at 11 p.m. July 16, 2014, at Lost Creek Care Center. He was born October 4, 1939 in Wapakoneta, to Lester and Betty Haley McBeth who have preceded him in death. On December 18, 1963 he married Marilyn L. Mort McBeth who survives in Harrod.
Donald E. Whetstone, 77, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Aug. 30, 1936, in Lima, the son of Virgil and Mabel (Hines) Whetstone, who preceded him in death. On June 18, 1955, he married Rita G. Place, and she survives.
Jon A. Brewer, 73, of Tipp City, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at Upper Valley Medical Center following an illness. Jon was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Wapakoneta, son of the late Paul F. and Leona E. (Detjen) Brewer.
He was a retired school teacher from the Vandalia Butler City Schools with 31 years of service. Jon was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he was past president of the council and a member of the call committee. He was also a member of the Southern Ohio Synod Council.
Edith C. Bell, 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta. She was born June 17, 1914, in Uniopolis, the daughter of Floyd and Emma (Focht) Gesler, who preceded her in death. On March 17, 1936, she married John W. Bell, and he died Sept. 7, 1994.
Opal L. Miller, 98, of Cridersville, died at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, at Cridersville Health Care. She was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Auglaize County, the daughter of the late Isaac and Louise Schlenker Mowery. On April 8, 1937, she married Elbert Merle Miller, who died July 8, 2000.
Constance “Connie” Eberle, 77, of 1910 Heritage Court, Saint Marys, Ohio, died suddenly on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 26, 1937, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Hod and Verna (Lamb) Naugle.
She married Cloyd Eberle on July 7, 1967, and he survives at the residence.
Melissa Stolz Schlarman, 49, of Bismarck, N.D. and formerly of Celina, died July 6, 2014, at Standford Hospital in Bismarck. She was born Dec. 8, 1964, in Celina, to Marvin Stolz and Rita Piper, who survive in Celina. Also surviving in Celina is her step-mother, Diana Bruggeman, and step-father, Steve Phillips. She was formerly married to Joe Schlarman, who survives in Powell, Ohio.
Mary Rose Pruitt, 84, of Brandon, Fla., died at 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, under hospice care. She was born on May 31, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Elbert and Emma (McElroy) Edmiston, who preceded her in death.
Everette E. Fannon, 92, of 219 East Second Street, Rockford, Ohio, died at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.
He was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Saint Marys, the son of Lee and Ruth (Fee) Fannon. He married Gloria Holtzapple on July 3, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2005.