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March 12th, 2014

Thomas L. Gabel, 82

March 12, 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.

March 11th

Kayleen "Kay" J. Wehner, 69

March 11, 2014

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.

March 10th

Anna Elizabeth Coleman, 77

March 10, 2014

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.

March 5th

Robert M. Davis, 93

March 5, 2014

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

March 5, 2014

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.  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.  He was a member of VFW Post 8445 Wapakoneta and the Local UAW 1219.

Marye Helen (Klima) Grieves, 69

March 5, 2014

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.

March 4th

Mary Jane Miller, 59

March 4, 2014

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 ‘Babe’ 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

March 4, 2014

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 “A.J.” Wintzer Heckman, 86

March 4, 2014

Alice Jeannette “A.J.” 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.

March 3rd

Brian Ray Tidwell, 48

March 3, 2014

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.  He was born on March 6, 1965, in Sidney, the son of the late Richard and Jean (Funk) Tidwell.

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