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December 20th

James W. “Jimbo” Kiser, 48

December 20, 2013

James W. “Jimbo” Kiser, 48, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1965, in Dayton to John W. & Connie S. (Howard) Kiser.  His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Wapakoneta.

R. Mary Schneider, 61

December 20, 2013

R. Mary Schneider, 61, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.18, 2013, at her residence after and extended illness.
She was born July 2, 1952 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Raymond T & Ruth O. (DeLawder) Friestuhler who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter and son, Anita (Mike) Foor and Calvin (Jamie) Schneider, both of Wapakoneta; six grandchildren, Serena, Sara, Connor Foor, Jacob and Cody Metzger and Kyle Schneider.
She was preceded in death by a brother Raymond Friestuhler.

Paula J. “Pooh” Roy, 44

December 20, 2013

Paula J. “Pooh” Roy, 44, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with her Lord at 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, following a short battle with cancer. She was born June 3, 1969, in Lima, the daughter of John and Barbara Jean (Newland) Norman. Her mother, Barbara Jean Norman survives in Wapakoneta, and her father & step-mother, John and Mary Norman survive in Lima.

December 17th

James Lewis Schumann, 77

December 17, 2013

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. Mark’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.

December 16th

Ruth E. Staples, 86

December 16, 2013

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

December 16, 2013

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. John’s Lutheran Church in Defiance, she married James R. Ruck, who survives.

Ernestine Rogers Miller

December 16, 2013

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

December 16, 2013

Ned L. Rader, 82, died at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
Ned was born on Monday, May 4, 1931, in St. Johns, to the late Howard Rader  and Helena (Briggs) Rader. 
Mr. Rader was formerly of St. Johns, Ohio. He first married Donna Barnes, in Lima, who preceded him in death. On December 28, 1984, in Lima, he then married E. Jean (Kave) Parlette, who survives in Lima. 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

December 16, 2013

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.

December 13th

Anna L. Shockey Henry, 88

December 13, 2013

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. 
She was born April 9, 1925, in South Bend, Ind. to John and Marie (Burden) Shockey, who preceded her in death. 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. Rita’s the Twenties Club and enjoyed bowling and quilting.

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