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February 27th, 2012

Betty J. Ford, 77

February 27, 2012

Betty J. Ford, 77, of 516 Ruth St., Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.
She was born March 2, 1934, in Belleview, Mo., the daughter of Lillian (Winters) and William Reed, who preceded her in death.
She married Allen Ford and he preceded her in death on August 3, 2001. She also was preceded in death by her longtime companion, Joe Myers.

February 24th

Howard Washburn, 89

February 24, 2012

Rev. Howard William Washburn, 89, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Hackensack, N. J., to Adlagunda Bellm and Russell LeRoy Washburn Sr., and raised by his grandparents Christina and John Bellm. His wife, Barbara Washburn, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John Washburn, and Jim Washburn.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Washburn.

Christopher Ewing, 55

February 24, 2012

Chris L. Ewing, 55, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 12, 1957, the son of the late Sylvia and Robert Ewing. On Feb. 26, 1994, he married Gianna Werner, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Christopher Ewing; a daughter, Selena Ewing; six sisters, Christine Turkelson, Coleen Bowersock, Carol Hickman, Charlotte Preville, Cindy Stechschulte, and Connie Kantner; and a brother, Cliff Ewing.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ewing.

February 20th

Stanley Kleinhenz, 82

February 20, 2012

Stanley Kleinhenz, 82, of St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Charlie Comer, 74

February 20, 2012

Charlie Comer, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:38 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

S. Andrew Liming, 57

February 20, 2012

S. Andrew Liming, 57, 2260 Celina Road, St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 20, 1953, in Xenia, the son of Maryjane (Webster) and Ervin Liming. His mother survives in St. Marys.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Burial, with full military honors, will take place at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net

Robert Becker, 87

February 20, 2012

Robert E. “Bob” Becker, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born May 19, 1924, in Spencerville, the son of Gertha M. (Rempher) and George P. Becker, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 16, 1945, he married Eileen R. (Barton) Becker, and she died Jan. 23, 2002.

February 17th

Robert E. Becker, 87

February 17, 2012

Robert E. Becker, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, in Wapakoneta.

S. Andrew Liming, 57

February 17, 2012

S. Andrew Liming, 57, of St. Marys, was found dead Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence in St. Marys.
Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Ruth Rohrbach, 88

February 17, 2012

Ruth Eleanore Holtzhauer Rohrbach, 88, joined other family members and friends when she passed away at 4:15 a.m. Feb. 17, 2012.
She was the daughter of Olvina (Hoagland) and Joseph Holtzhauer.
She married Norman Rohrbach on May 11, 1946, whom she continued to love throughout her life.
She is survived by a son, James Rohrbach, of Sidney; a daughter, Theresa Kemmann, of St.Marys; a daughter, Rebecca Koverman, of New Bremen; and a son, Timothy Rohrbach, of New Knoxville.
Those who preceded her in death were her husband, Norman Rohrbach, and son, Norman Thomas Rohrbach.

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