Archive - Obituary
July 7th, 2014
Fawn L. Carnes Purtee, 48, of Alger, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 3:55 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born Dec. 17, 1965, in Lima, to Richard E. and Naomi R. Morlock Carnes. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta. On July 10, 1997, she married Jim Purtee, who survives.
She is also survived by children, Shelby, Kyle and Jesse, all at home; a brother, Victor Carnes, of Michigan; and a sister, Tami Zwez, of Wapakoneta.
Karen S. Wireman, 56, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:06 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014, at her residence. She was born Feb. 13, 1958, in Lima, the daughter of Lawrence and Patricia (Reier) Watters, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1979, she married John Wireman, and he died Dec. 28, 2009.
Survivors include, a son, Joe (Andrea) Wireman, of Wapakoneta; two granddaughters, Savannah and Delani Wireman; a brother, Eric (Deb) Watters, of Celina; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Arthea G. ‘Kitty’ Ziegler, 77, of Summerville, Ga. and formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Redmond Regional Hospital. She was born April 26, 1937, in Lima, to the late Arthur Monroe and Grace Davidson Bowersock. She is preceded in death by three husbands, Gordon Rick, Bob Wells and Jan Ziegler.
Jerry L. Craft, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 10, 1939, in Lima, the son of Emil and Eleanor (Phalen) Craft, who preceded him in death.
Helen Maxine Price, 91, of 16542 Mendon Road in Ohio City, Ohio, died at 6:14 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
She was born Oct. 24, 1922, near Mendon, Ohio, to Harry and Cecile (Terwilliger) Valentine.
On Dec. 5, 1945, in Ohio City, she married David Eugene Price, who survives.
Odella A. Braun, 85, of rural Botkins, died at 8:24 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Rhine, Ohio, the daughter of John and Anna Marie (Steinke) Greve, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 27, 1952, she married Ardeen F. Braun, and he survives.
Frances Geraldine Grubb, 71, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born on Jan. 18, 1943, in Prince William County, Va., to Willard Ermal Acord and Freda Irene Holbrook Acord.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors.
Diane Davenport, 57, of Uniopolis, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1956, in Lima, to the late Walter and Dorothy Carter Davenport.
Diane had worked at Huffy and DTR. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, her grandchildren and planning family functions.
Ferd R. Link, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:23 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Jan. 24, 1920, Moulton Township, Auglaize County, the son of Ferdinand and Nellie (Wheeler) Link, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 17, 1943, he married Betty J. Berg, and she died Aug. 2, 2006.
Morris L. “Mose” Koch, 82, of Cridersville, died at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 11, 1931, in rural Cridersville, to the late Grover C. and Bonnie Koch. On Sept. 11, 1954, he married Mary Hengstler, who survives.