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February 5th

Patsy L. Maurer, 86

February 5, 2014

Patsy L. Maurer, 86, of Sidney, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 1, 2014 at The Pavilion, Sidney. 
She was born in Botkins to the late Urban T. and Sylvia (Zimpfer) Kennedy on July 19, 1927.  She married Walter Philip Maurer, Jr. on May 11, 1946 in Botkins and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2008.  Patsy was also preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Robert Kennedy; a son-in-law, John Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Jade Thomas and M.J. Thomas and a grandson-in-law, Patrick Clerkin.

February 4th

Melba P. Lowery, 92

February 4, 2014

Melba P. Lowery, 92, of St. Marys, died at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alva and Mary (Long) Burd, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Dorsten, Robert Hecht and Charles B. Lowery.

Survivors include three sons, James Dorsten, of Piqua, Ronald (Mildred) Dorsten, of Wapakoneta and Daniel “Lee” (Jean) Dorsten, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Vernon E. “Vern” Doenges, 91

February 4, 2014

Vernon E. “Vern” Doenges, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born Feb. 18, 1922, on the family farm in St. Marys Twp., Auglaize County, the son of William J. and Marie (Oldiges) Doenges, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 11, 1948, he married Eileen M. Hasson, and she died May 18, 2005.

February 3rd

H. Gene Tester, 65

February 3, 2014

H. Gene Tester, 65, of 08304 Co. Road 33A in Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. He fought a 5 1/2 year battle with multiple myeloma, and passed away peacefully with his family and close friends at his bedside. He was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Celina, to Howard and Wilma (Schultz) Tester. On Aug. 21, 1971, at Westview United Methodist Church in Cridersville, he married Cathy J. Archer, who survives.

January 31st

Julitta S. Nedderman, 90

January 31, 2014

Julitta S. Nedderman, 90, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 5:15 p.m. at the Golden Living Center-Valley, in St. Marys. She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Leo and Esther (Uetrecht) Nedderman.
She is survived by a sister-in-law Loree Nedderman of New Bremen, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Virgil and David Nedderman.

January 30th

Sharon A. McCullough, 70

January 30, 2014

Sharon A. McCullough, 70, of Botkins, passed away peacefully at her residence at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1943, in Lima, to Lee F. and Anna E. (Kerr) Stump, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 20, 1978, she married Larry L. McCullough and he survives. 

Marie E. Zink, 98

January 30, 2014

Marie E. Zink, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born May 18, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Fehringer) Zink, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include two nieces, three nephews and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred “Bud” (Stella) Zink and Ray Zink, and a sister, Sister Frances Adelaide.

Vernon V. “Farmer” Westbay, 91

January 30, 2014

Vernon V. “Farmer” Westbay, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Bridgeport, Ill., the son of Cloyd L. and Bessie (Saddler) Westbay, who preceded him in death. On June 6, 1942, he married LaVerta A. Hirschfeld, and she died March 5, 2006.

January 29th

Virginia M. “Ginny” Hundley, 80

January 29, 2014

Virginia M. “Ginny” Hundley, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born in Clay Township on Nov. 15, 1933 to Glenn and Ethel (Dudgeon) Hittepole, who preceded her in death. She married Lowell D. Hundley and he passed away on Nov. 27, 2009.

January 28th

Kathryn A. McBride, 83

January 28, 2014

Kathryn A. McBride, 83, of St. Marys, Ohio died 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys. She was born Jan. 29, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Hugh and Gertrude (Schneider) Cook.

On Dec. 5, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, OH, she married Perry D. McBride, who survives.

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