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April 25th, 2012

Rosalie Frey

April 25, 2012

Rosalie V. “Rosie” Frey, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 17, 1937, in Rockford, the daughter of Ona (Piepmeyer) and Edward F. Hines, who preceded her in death. On June 14, 1958, she married Keith Garold Frey, and he died Sept. 2, 1984.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Delight Hines, of Tillamook, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Hines, Charles Hines, and Junior Franklin Hines; a sister, LaVaun Ewing; and two infant sisters.

Evelyn Smithey, 91

April 25, 2012

Evelyn Hope Smithey, 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Miami County, the daughter of the late Gladys (Pence) and Carl Worthington.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (James)Maxwell, of Anna; a son, William Carl (Barbara)Brockman, of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, James (Jill) Maxwell Jr., of Jackson Center, Tammy (Tom) Spicer, of Jackson Center, Mark Maxwell, of Marysville, and Sandra (John) Mansfield, of Sacramento, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lester Seibert, 84

April 25, 2012

Lester Willis “Pinky” Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, Auglaize County, the son of Doris I. (Mack) and John A. Seibert, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Pine, who died Jan. 14, 2005.

April 23rd

Ronnie Craft, 55

April 23, 2012

Ronnie Joe Craft Sr., 55, 10526 Mercer – Auglaize County Line Road, St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 13, 1956 in Dayton, the son of Imogene (Elam) and Talmadge Craft.
Surviving is a son, Ronnie Joe Craft Jr., of Miamisburg.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary Stienecker, 77

April 23, 2012

Mary Louise Stienecker, 77, 705 Oil Street, St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 6, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of to Vivian C. (Fischer) and Willard H. Stienecker.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating.
Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the Mary Louise Stienecker Nursing Scholarship.

Annette Sanders, 91

April 23, 2012

Annette V. Sanders, 91, of Celina, died Thursday, April 29, 2012, at the Gardens at Celina.
She was born June 27, 1920, in Osgood, the daughter of Mary Agnes “Minnie” (Henry) and Leo J. Bruns. On June 27, 1939, she married Ted L. Sanders, and he died May 5, 1988.
Surviving are a son, Tom Sanders, of Celina; and two daughters, Norma “Skeet” Wolters, of Coldwater, and Patricia Brookhart, of Celina.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Sanders.

Lester Seibert, 84

April 23, 2012

Lester W. Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Dennis Ward, 63

April 23, 2012

Dennis G. Ward, 63, of 18390 Moulton-Ft. Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 15, 1948, in Celina, the son of Alice (Cotterman) and Charles Ward. On Dec. 17, 1966, he married Kathy L. Dunlap and she survives at the residence.

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75

April 23, 2012

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born May 2, 1936, in Auglaize County, the son of Cecelia (Frankenburg) and Ferd Steinke, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 17, 1959, he married Alice J. Fortkamp, and she survives.

April 20th

Eugene A. 'Gene' Steinke, 75

April 20, 2012

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence.  

Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

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