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April 17th

Tom Christian Schnell, 79

April 17, 2014

Tom Christian Schnell, of Fort Worth, Texas, much loved husband, father and grandfather (Opa), took Jesus' hand April 2, 2014. He was 79 years old.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Lighthouse Fellowship. Visitation was Sunday, April 6 from 4-6 p.m. at Lighthouse Fellowship. Inurnment took place at 3:15 p.m at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane B.

Lovina A. Madigan, 92

April 17, 2014

Lovina A. Madigan, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Hardin County, the daughter of Clifford and Margaret (Cook) Rostorfer, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Raymond A. Madigan, and he survives.

Kennith Sheridan Mullins, 63

April 17, 2014

Kennith Sheridan Mullins, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:27 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System Emergency Room. He was born April 25, 1950, in Lima, the son of James and Pearl (Roe) Mullins, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include, three children, Victoria L. Mullins and Eric M. Mullins, both of Wapakoneta, and Steven A. Mullins, of Marion; siblings, James (Peggy) Mullins, of Denton, Texas, Betti Hendrickson, of Maynardville, Tenn.; former wife and mother of the children, Caroline (Ewing) Hickman; several nieces and nephews.

Betty L. Sheipline, 90

April 17, 2014

Betty L. Sheipline, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m., April 15, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville. She was born May 25, 1923, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Walter and Francis (Kupper) Vossler, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 3, 1948, she married Harry E. Sheipline, and he died July 10, 1988.

April 16th

Iris Nancy Walters, 84

April 16, 2014

Iris Nancy “Kitten” Walters, 84, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with her Lord at 4:11 p.m., April 14, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems from a short illness.

She was born March 31, 1930, in Lima, to John Robert and Edithmae Moore Schultheis who preceded her in death.

She married her high school sweetheart Lee ‘Sam’ Walters July 3, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2011.

Survivors include children, Debbie (Earl) Caudill, Greg (Cathy) Walters, Mike (Angie) Walters, Connie (Derrick) Martin, Seth (Haley) Walters and a foster son, Tom (Diane) Frank.

April 15th

Roger L. Sunderland, 74

April 15, 2014

Roger L. Sunderland, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:11 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by is family. He was born in Lima on Sept. 9, 1939, to Martin Jacob and Minnie E. Brown Sunderland — both parents preceded him in death. On June 10, 1961, he married Dolores A. Gierhart, who survives in Wapakoneta.

Mr. Sunderland was retired from Teledyne-Ohio Steel. He enjoyed music, spending time in his garage and with his family.

April 14th

Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96

April 14, 2014

Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96, of 06433 IOOF Road, Spencerville, Ohio, died unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the emergency department of Saint Rita's Medical Center, in Lima.

He was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Saint Marys, the son of Gilbert and Florence (Croft) Ice.

He married Jeanette Roberts on Aug. 15, 1966, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 1993.

Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84

April 14, 2014

Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence, following a short illness.

He was born July 28, 1929, in Moulton, the son of Gustave and Elsie (Buddemeyer) Niemeyer.

He married Mary L. Rohr on Nov. 7, 1949, in New Knoxville, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2014.

Shirley A. Bonnoront, 86

April 14, 2014

Shirley A. Bonnoront, 86, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, at Auglaize Acres.  She was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Howard and Alethia (Elliott) Bonnoront, who preceded her in death.  

Survivors include, cousins, Mary Dee (Donald) Malueg, of Wapakoneta, Steven (Lisa) Malueg, of Lima, Rebecca (Greg) Ott, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Sheri (Mike) Toth, of Pickerington.

Loren A. Cox, 84

April 14, 2014

Loren A. Cox, 84, of Ridgeway, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, in Kenton.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1930, in Huntsville, a son of the late Kenneth T. and Emma Belle (Barr) Cox.  On Feb. 11, 1950, he married his first wife, Dorothy Lay, and they divorced. He then married his second wife, the former Eileen Lenore Epps on Nov. 25, 1978, and she preceded him in death on May 15, 2009.  Also preceding him in death were a sister, Ann Docie and brothers, Paul L. and Leonard Cox.

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