Archive - Obituary
March 12th, 2014
Thomas L. Gabel, 82, formerly of New Knoxville, died Sunday, March 15, 2014, at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla. He was born Jan. 9, 1932. in Columbus, Ohio to William Henry and Ruth (McPherson) Gabel. On Jan. 31, 1953, in Washington, D.C., he married Gloria June McHugh, who died Jan. 2, 2000. He later married Ruth Hildreth in 2001, who survives in Columbus.
Kayleen "Kay" J. Wehner, 69, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. Born in Kenton, Ohio, Kay worked as a secretary with the YMCA. She was a member of County Line Church of God and had a passion for working with seniors.
Surviving are her husband, John Wehner, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; son, Steve (Colleen) Fry of Uniontown; daughter, Stacie (Jorge) Acevedo, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Norma Fields, of Delphos, and Marjorie (Gerald) Shaw, of Lima; grandsons, Jon and Andy. Kay was preceded in death by her brother, Warren Fields.
Anna Elizabeth Coleman, 77, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on March 7, 2014, at the Shawnee Manor. She was born on Dec. 1, 1936, in Sachenbach-Lohr, Germany, to August and Maria Hart Merz, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 26, 1959, she married Tomas Coleman, who survives in Lima.
Robert M. Davis, 93, of Santa Fe, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, March 3, 2014. He was born on March 14, 1920, in Auglaize County, to the late Raymond R. and Ferrol R. Campbell Davis.
Larry L. Jones, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:43 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. He was born on Feb. 13, 1940, in Lima, to Robert D. and Lodema G. Kaufman Jones, who preceded him in death. Â He married Rebecca Rhodes on Dec. 26, 1970, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Mr. Jones had worked for Ford and had served in the U.S. Air Force. Â He was a member of VFW Post 8445 Wapakoneta and the Local UAW 1219.
Marye Helen (Klima) Grieves, 69, of 104 Highland Ave., Russia, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at 8:03 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born on Feb. 5, 1945, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Frederick and Emma (Hengstler) Klima. On Oct. 13, 1961, she married Roger Grieves, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2000.
Mary Jane Miller, 59, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:53 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2014, at Kindred Hospital. She was born March 31, 1954, in Lima to Clinton âBabeâ and Nellie Armstrong Miller, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a brother James E. (Joyce) Miller, of Wapakoneta; two nieces, Lori (Jeff Wilson) Froning, of Houston, and Aimee (Ron) Wicker, of St. Marys; three great-nieces, Ashley Froning of Minster, Shay Miller, of Houston, and Alyssa Wicker, of St. Marys.
Phyllis C. Elkins, 88, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Plymouth, Ind., died at 10:12 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born May 5, 1925, in Plymouth, Ind., the daughter of Ford I. and Eva (Lackey) Keyser, who preceded her in death. On May 17, 1947, she married Joseph E. Elkins, Sr., and he died Oct. 30, 2013.
Alice Jeannette âA.J.â Wintzer Heckman, 86, of Berea, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Alice Jeannette was born in Wapakoneta on Dec. 19, 1927, to Edith Link Wintzer and Carl Frederick Wintzer, both of whom preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Stone Wintzer and her husband, Richard Allen Heckman. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Brian Ray Tidwell, 48, of Sidney, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, after a brief and courageous bout with cancer. Â He was born on March 6, 1965, in Sidney, the son of the late Richard and Jean (Funk) Tidwell.