Archive - Obituary
September 30th, 2011
Elmer H. Will, 88, of New Bremen, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at 5:39 a.m. at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1923 in Carthagena. He is the son of Ida F. (Kaup) and Ferd D. Will.
On Aug. 29, 1953 he married Lela J. Bauer, who survives in Minster.
Also surviving is his daughter Peggy (Mark) Kitzmiller, of New Bremen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, in New Bremen, with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery near New Bremen.
Mary Kathryn Place Baker, 93, of Wapakoneta, passed away 6:03 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. She was born Jan. 14, 1918, the first daughter of Stanley B. and Lela (Graessle) Place, who preceded her in death.
On Sept. 27, 1939, she married Robert F. Baker, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Anna Louise (Fisher) Koch, 101, died peacefully at her home Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, on Casey Key, Fla.
She was born on November 23, 1909, on her grandfatherâ€™s farm on Fisher Road, north of Wapakoneta, the daughter of Anna Catherine (Stein) and Charles William Fisher, founders of Fisher Cheese Co., which at one time was Wapakonetaâ€™s largest employer. On July 7, 1932, she married her friend and former high school classmate George Henry Koch.
Mary Baker, 93, of Wapakoneta, died Thursday evening, Sept. 29, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Douglas E. Weaver, 57, 15784 Koenig Road in St. Marys, died Sunday Sept. 25, 2011 at University Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born May 28, 1954, in Coldwater, to Mary Jane (Monnier) and Elmer Weaver.
On Jan. 13, 1979 in St. Marys, he married Donna Jean Wogaman, who survives.
He is survived by his parents; a daughter, Cindy Jones, of Sidney; and three sons Mark Sharp, of New Bremen, Mike Weaver, of Spencerville, and Keith Weaver, of Cincinnati.
Helen Hazel (Swink) Smith, 100, 1011 Kensington Lane, Celina, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Miller House in Celina.
She was born Feb. 16, 1911, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Mary (Varner) and Harry Swink. On Aug. 25, 1933 she married Gerald William Smith, who died in 1982.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Sue Locke, of Mansfield; two grandchildren Kyle (Kelly) Coe, of Findlay, and Kami (Jerry) Minor, of Rockford, Ill.; four great-grandchildren Kira Coe and Kaleb Coe both, of Findlay, Garald Cress, of Cridersville, and Jimi Bennett, of Rockford, Ill.
Constance J. Bruns-Enicks, formerly of St. Marys, died Friday, September 23, 2011 in Zephyrhills, Fla.
She was born March 21, 1941 in Lenore, W. Va., the daughter of Emma (Bevins) and Nelson and Hall. On Aug. 22, 1983, in Greenville, she married Franklin O. Enicks, who died June 30, 2004.
Surviving are two sons, John Bruns, of St. Marys, Dan Bruns, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and a daughter, Donna Albers, of New Bremen.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Burge Cemetery in Montezuma.
Ethel M. Hume, 92, of Lima, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Lima, the daughter of Coral (Jefferys) and William Frymyer. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Charles Hutchinson and Emil Roy Hume.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. Wanda Working officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson.com
Betty Jean Miller, 82, of Lima,, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Lost Creek Care Center.
She born Oct. 28, 1928, in Paulding County, Ohio, to Gladys (Hadding) and Ridge Myers. On Feb. 1, 1947, she married Robert L. Miller.
She is survived by five children, Nancy L. Williams, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Robert Miller, of Union, Ky., Betty Theis, of Lima, Linda Sealscott, of St. Henry, and Diana Harner, of Lima.
Beverly J. Podoll, 86, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of the Otterbein of St. Marys, died at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in West Salem, Wis., the daughter of Theodora (Storandt) and Lawrence F. Young. On Dec. 23, 1945 she married Russell H. Podoll, who died on Oct. 22, 2007.
Survivors include her children; Roger Podoll of Wautoma, Wis., Mary Pitroff of Hansville, Wash., Randy Podoll of Quincy, Mich., Kay Sanderlin, of Wasilla, Alaska, Ned Podoll, of St. Marys, and Sue Lord, of Bellbrook.