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February 26th, 2014

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74

February 26, 2014

Betty Lou Margraves Gossard, 74, of Lima, died at 11:27 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.  She was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Middlesboro, Ky. to William Wood and Mary Marie Janeway Margraves, who preceded her in death.  She married Glenn Earl Gossard on July 25, 1959, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1993.

Betty had been a pharmacy tech at Deshers and CVS. She attended Holden Missionary Baptist Church and her family was her life.

February 25th

Toni L. Fischbach, 65

February 25, 2014

Toni L. Fischbach, 65, of 14933 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died accidentally on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Greenville Falls, near Covington, Ohio.

She was born March 5, 1948, in Dayton, the daughter of Arthur “Curly” Swank and Virginia (Johnston) Swank. She married Larry Fischbach on April 3, 1976, in Saint Marys, and he survives at the residence.

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91

February 25, 2014

Eldon D. Bowsher, 91, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:05 a.m., Friday at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Lima, to Pearl and Clara Marie Puschel Bowhser.  He married Jean M. Naumburg on June 11, 1945, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Mr. Bowsher had been a clerk at Teledyne and had also been a carpenter and farmer.  He was a member of Buckland United Church of Christ where he had held many offices.  

He was a member of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau and a former board member of the Buckland School District.  He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85

February 25, 2014

Marilynne J. Schroer, 85, formerly of 2208 Kensington Drive, Saint Marys, and a resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Otterbein Saint Marys. She was born April 4, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of L.E. and Bernice (Kohler) Brandt. She married Elvin “Gene” Schroer on May 9, 1948, at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.

February 19th

H. Jeffrey Harrod, 44

February 19, 2014

H. Jeffrey Harrod, 44, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 17, 1970, in Lima, the son of Harold “Barney” and Julie (Setser) Harrod. His parents survive in Wapakoneta. On April 21, 1990, he married Barbara J. Horman, and she survives.

Donald Hinegardner, 72

February 19, 2014

Donald Hinegardner, 72, died at 7:07 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Lima Memorial Health Care System. He was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Lima, to William and Opal Laing Hinegardner. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Lima. On June 26, 1960, he married Karen Sue Gossard, who survives in Wapakoneta.

February 18th

A. Ruth Rolston, 93

February 18, 2014

A. Ruth Rolston, 93, of Waynesfield, went home to be with the Lord at 7:16 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Auglaize Acres Nursing Home. She was born July 19, 1920, in Kossuth, to the late Floyd and Lula Stiles Jacobs. On June 12, 1939, she married Glen H. Rolston, who died Nov. 17, 1982.

Mrs. Rolston was a homemaker and had worked as a process operator with Fisher Cheese. She was a member of the Waynesfield Baptist Church. She had a great love for babies, enjoyed walking, reading and picking up seashells.

February 17th

Clarence U. Barhorst, 79

February 17, 2014

Clarence U. Barhorst, 79, of Botkins, died at 4:33 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He was born April 15, 1934, in Minster, the son of August and Mary (Herbert) Barhorst, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 19, 1955, he married Shirley A. Nuss, and she died Nov. 27, 1998.

Mary A. Long, 63

February 17, 2014

Mary A. Long, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:54 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.
She was born in Wapakoneta on July 28, 1950, to Theodore and Wanda (Stotts) Kohler.  Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta.

Survivors also include three sisters, Joanne Kohler, Elizabeth (Jeff) Arnold and Margaret (Mike) Schwartz; a sister-in-law, Annie Kohler; six nieces and three nephews; 11 great-nieces and eight great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Kohler, and a sister, Theresa Anderson.

February 12th

Annamarie Faigle, 100

February 12, 2014

Annamarie Faigle, 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Dayton, the daughter of Otto and Katharine (Heisler) Keppler, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 7, 1946, she married Henry F. “Hank” Faigle, and he died Oct. 18, 1990.

Survivors include, a daughter, Stephanie Engelhaupt, of Botkins; two grandchildren, Matthew Engelhaupt, of Westerville, and Kendra Engelhaupt, of Nashville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by son-in-law, Wayne Engelhaupt.

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