Archive - Obituary
Rea M. Bowersock, 95, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born April 25, 1916, in Union Township, Mercer County, the daughter of Pearl Irelan and Isaac Shank. On Oct. 5, 1932, she married G. Harold Bowersock, who died July 2, 2008.
Surviving are two sons, William â€śBillâ€ť Bowersock, of Spencerville, and James â€śJimâ€ť Bowersock, of Spencerville; and two daughters, Carol Trice, of Van Wert, and Janet Keiber, of Fort Amanda.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Lou Bowersock and Helen Louise Bowersock.
William Richard â€śDickâ€ť Hatfield, 93, of Waynesfield, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at his daughterâ€™s home in Rushylvania surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Alger, the son of Icy (Bennett) and William R. Hatfield. On Jan. 31, 1940, he married Charlotte Focht and she survives in Waynesfield.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Sonya) Hatfield, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Pamela (Bill) Wreede, of Rushylvania, nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ralph P. Meinerding, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at The Gardens in Wapakoneta.
He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Rose Hill, the son of Josephine (Hein) and Charles Meinerding, who preceded him in death. On June 13, 1946, he married Irene E. Staugler, and she survives.
Charles Hugh Frederick Sr., 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
He was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Duncanville, Ill., the son of Mary Ellen (Eveland) and Harley H. Frederick, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 5, 1955, he married Elizabeth Mae Crist, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Ralph P. Meinerding, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at The Gardens, in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Charles H. Frederick Sr., 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Elodie M. Sollman, 96, of New Bremen, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Otterbein of St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 13, 1915, in New Bremen, the daughter of Josephine G. (Bruns) and Joseph W. Lanfersieck. On Sept. 12, 1981, she married Lendor Sollman, who died on Feb. 8, 2001.
A Mass of Christian Burial is to be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial is to follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Cassius D. â€śBuckâ€ť Ledley, 81, of New Hampshire, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born July 20, 1930, in Union County, the son of the late Laura A. Vanest and Jasper N. Ledley. On June 4, 1950, in Delaware County, he married Ida Irene Kuba and she preceded him in death.
John R. Nixon, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born July 27, 1935, in Clarksburg, W. Va., to Stella Pearl Bartlett and George Jefferson Sr., who preceded him in death. On Jan. 8, 1956, he married Barbara Ann Hefner and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are a son, Mark Alan (Merry) Nixon, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Jolene Ann (Mark) Waitman, of Waynesfield; two grandchildren, Kyle A. Waitman and Brock D. Waitman; and a brother, George Jefferson Nixon Jr., of Lima.
Larry W. Snider, 72, of Lima, died of an apparent heart attack at his residence Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.
He was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Waynesfield, to Vaila Mae (DeCamp) and Harold L. Snider. On Feb. 17, 1962, he married Sharron C. Stahler Feb. 17, 1962 and she survives in Lima.
Surviving is a son, Brad A. Snider, of New Haven, Ind.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. David Ross officiating. Burial with full military rites by VFW Post 8445 will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.