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March 6th, 2012

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90

March 6, 2012

Althea S. Ruedebusch, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta.  

She was born April 13, 1921, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Lillia (Weifenbach) and Eugene Slattery, who preceded her in death.  On Sept. 6, 1952, she married Norman F. Ruedebusch, and he died March 22, 1999.

Paul Kohler, 89

March 6, 2012

Paul Kohler, 89, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 5:45 p.m.  Friday,  March 2, 2012.

He was born Oct. 21, 1922 in Auglaize County, to Clara (Puthoff) and August “Gus”  Kohler, who preceded him in death.  On April 17, 1948, he married Clara R. Kreitzer, who survives in Wapakoneta.

Also surviving are a daughter, Barb (Jim) Price, of Wapakoneta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert “Herbie” Kohler, and a sister, Anna Kohler.

March 2nd

Willetta Goodin, 61

March 2, 2012

Willetta Goodin, 61, of Waynesfield, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1949 in Middlesborough, Ky. to the late Zelma Brown and James Goodin. She is also preceded in death by a sister Charlotte Goodin.
She is survived by a son, James (Kellie) Goodin, of Waynesfield; three grandchildren, James II, Zackary, and Nickolas; and three aunts, Marcella Owens and Bessie Brooks, both of Cridersville; Norma (Coolidge) Smith of Barbersville, Ky.

Ruth Ann Kruse, 75

March 2, 2012

Ruth Ann Kruse, 75, 2901 Fair Road, Sidney, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Fair Haven Shelby County Home.
She was born on June 4, 1936, in Greenville, the daughter of the late Hazel (Hill) and Ralph Hunt. On April 8, 1962, she married Lowell Kruse, who preceded her in death March 13, 2009.
Mrs. Kruse was a 1954 graduate of Greenville High School. She worked as a former office assistant. She was a member of the Anna United Methodist Church, where she formerly taught Catechism. She was associated with and supported the Humane Society, and leaves behind her beloved cats.

March 1st

Rodney Whetstone, 48

March 1, 2012

Rodney A. Whetstone, 48, of Wapakoneta, died Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, at his brother’s home in Okeana.
He was born Jan. 7, 1964, in Lima, the son of Connie (Link) and Robert Whetstone, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Ginny (Thomas Anderson) Rohrer, of Wapakoneta; a step-son, Jaye Helton, Lima; a granddaughter, Kendall Anderson; two brothers, Tony (Brenda) Rohrer, of Okeana, and Jason Rohrer, of Mulberry Grove, Ill.

February 29th

Margaret Rider, 80

February 29, 2012

Margaret L. Rider, 80, 160 Watercrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Rossburg, the daughter of Edith (Compton) and Jesse Ross. On June 27, 1953, at Shook’s Chapel in Darke County she married Allen L. Rider, who survives.
Also surviving are a son Jeffrey Rider, of Ansonia; and a daughter Cynthia Coats, of St. Marys.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Mark Foor officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Sue Thompson, 73

February 29, 2012

Sue Thompson, 73, 118 Ohio St., St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Lima Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Thelma (Kent) and Clarence Thompson.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Drummond officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Sue Thompson Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be sent to Millerfuneralhomes.net.

February 28th

Margaret Rider, 80

February 28, 2012

Margaret Rider, 80, of St. Marys, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Earl Miller, 88

February 28, 2012

Earl Eugene Miller, 88, of Harrod, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at his home.
He was born April 25, 1923, in Wapakoneta, the son of Mary Luelle (Zimmerman) and Robert Miller. He married Clarisa Jean Derringer and she preceded him in death. On Sept. 17, 1954, he married Barbara Smith and she survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Larry Edward Miller, of Harrod, Rick Gene Smith, of Harrod, Randal Eugene Miller, of Harrod, and Kennneth Dale Miller, of Kenton; and three daughters, Debra Darlene Brookman, of Lima, Janet Eileen Metzger, of Lafayette, and Greta Ann Miller, of Harrod.

Robert Keller, 66

February 28, 2012

Robert Keller, 66, of Marlinton, W. Va., died suddenly at home early Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2012.
He was born Oct. 1, 1945, in Canton, the son of the late Mary Lou Marchand and Cecil Keller. He married Patricia Ravenscroft, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Katie Keller (Eric) Barrie, and Mollie Kristine Keller (Justin) Korona; two grandchildren, Jackson Barrie, and Logan Korona; two sisters, Barbara Keller (Rob) Frische, and Judi Keller (Ken) Blanton; and a nephew, Eric Marling.

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