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November 22nd, 2011

Barbara Keller, 68

November 22, 2011

Barbara “Jane” Keller, 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 20, 2011, at home surrounded by her family following a courageous two-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She faced this disease with love, grace, and dignity.
She was born Sept. 18, 1943, the daughter of Elizabeth Banks and Fredrick Pitthan, who preceded her in death. On Aug.11, 1962, she married the love of her life, John A. Keller, who survives in Wapakoneta. They were married for 49 years.

November 21st

Elmer Schneider, 93

November 21, 2011

Elmer M. Schneider, 93, formerly of 815 S. Meridian St., Portland, Ind., died Sunday evening, Nov. 20, 2011, at Swiss Village in Berne,Ind.
He was born Feb 23, 1918, in Freyburg, the son of Josephine (Speidel) and John Schneider. He was married, in 1983, to Sally Holthouse McIntosh, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Phillip Schneider, of Portland, Ind.; and a daughter, Mary Jo Pearson, of Celina.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Portland, Ind., the Rev. Robert Moran officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Park Cemetery in Portland, Ind.

Barbara Keller, 68

November 21, 2011

Barbara “Jane” Keller, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:10 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Cyrus Frey, 55

November 21, 2011

Cyrus “Jimmy” Frey, 55, of St. Marys, was found dead on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, near Grand Lake St. Marys.
He was born Jan. 26, 1956, in St. Marys, the son of Eleanor (Walker) and John Frey and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, Dustin Frey, of St. Marys, Jeremy Frey, of St. Marys; and Justin Frey, of St .Marys.
Services are at noon Wednesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys. Military burial rites will be performed at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton.
Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Harorld McNeil, 73

November 21, 2011

Harold W. McNeil, 73, of Lima, died at 9:03 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 5, 1937 in Grundy, Va., the is the son of Elizabeth Looney and Clyde McNeil. On Oct. 17, 1961 he married Inis A. Layne, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, David Harold McNeil, of Lima; and a daughter, Tracy Diane Green, of Lima.
Services are at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, the Rev. Larry Molaski officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.

Raymond Mowery, 82

November 21, 2011

Raymond L. Mowery, 82, of Westminster, died at 7:11 a.m. Nov. 20, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1929, in Allen County, to Evadna Tidd and Jesse F. Mowery, who have preceded him in death. On Sept. 7, 1951, in the Harrod Christian Church, he married Rose Mary Elsass by the Rev. Williard Thomas. She survives in Westminster.

John Gies, 91

November 21, 2011

John Gies, 91, formerly of Jackson Center, died Saturday afternoon, Nov.19, 2011, at Dorothy Love Nursing Home.
He was born April 23, 1920, in Akron, to the late Mildred Fox and Christian Gies, Sr. On Sept. 2, 1939, in Kentucky, he married the former Naomi R. Packer and she preceded him in death on Aug. 12, 1994.

Anita Rogers, 36

November 21, 2011

Anita L. Rogers, 36, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born in Lima, the daughter of Carol (Meckstroth) and Billy Rogers. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta, and her father is deceased.
Also surviving are two brothers, Jeffrey (Melanie) Rogers, of Sylvania, Paul (Cortney) Rogers, of Wapakoneta; five nephews, Jason T. Rogers, Austin P. Rogers, Zach J. Rogers, Blake L. Rogers, and Danny Wheeler; two nieces, Totionna S. Rogers and Kayionna S. Rogers; and paternal grandmother, V. Lucille Rogers, of St. Marys.

November 18th

Elbert L. Baird, 88

November 18, 2011

Elbert L. Baird, 88, of 11309 Bobwhite Lane, in St. Marys, died at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.
He was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Old Washington, to Vera A. (Boyd) and Charles M. Baird.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Dorcas (Woolley) Baird; and a wife, Marjorie (Potter) Hammann-Baird.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral rites are scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Monday at Meyer Community Chapel of Otterbein – St. Marys, with the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Burial is to follow at the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia.

Elbert Baird, 88

November 18, 2011

Elbert Baird, 88, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

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