Archive - Obituary
September 16th, 2011
Odos Craig, 92, of Hume, died at 2:46 Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Nancy Jo Miller Klopfenstein Mort, 68, of Sandford, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sept. 14, 2011.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Earl L. Knutzen, Jr., 56, 11470 East Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 30, 1956, in Lima, to Dolores â€śDodyâ€ť (Smith) and Earl L. Knutzen. On Oct. 31, 1997, in Wapakoneta, he married Rebecca Hawkey, who survives.
Caroline Irene Heise, 73 of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Kenton, died at 12:19 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems in Lima.
She was born June 14, 1938 in Kenton, to Dorothy Katherine (Resch) and Stephen Edward Dick. On July 28, 1971 she married George O. Heise, Sr. who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, John M. McKinley, Richard D. McKinley, Sam E. Heise; and two daughters: Ann M. McKinley, and Roberta L. Alexander.
No public visitations or services are planned.
Janice R. Schroeder, 74, 387 Lawrence Road, Delaware, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept.11, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born April 19, 1937, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Aurora (Wierwille) and Raymond Eversman. On March 13, 1954, she married Charles Schroeder and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Robin Schroeder, of Delaware, and Joe Schroeder, of Marthaâ€™s Vineyard, Mass.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Schroeder.
Betty J. Reichelderfer, 87, of Cridersville, died at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Cridersville Health Care.
She was born Feb. 14, 1924 in Wapakoneta, to Frances R. (Fricke) and Harry Benjamin. Both parents are deceased. On Jan. 19, 1946, she married Fred J. Reichelderfer, who survives in Cridersville.
Lester E. Koch, 77, of rural Wapakoneta, died 7:40 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor, following a more than four year courageous battle with cancer.
He was born April 13, 1934, in Auglaize County, the son of Leona (Elsass) and William Koch, who preceded him in death. On June 13, 1954, he married Mary E. Rausch, and she survives.
Wanda L. â€śJeanâ€ť Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Pearl (Fryer) and Harve Russell, who preceded her in death. In 1939, she married Clarence â€śShortyâ€ť Meyers, and he died Aug. 25, 1975. On Dec. 29, 1990, she married Henry B. Drees, and he survives in St. Marys.
Linda M. White, 45, of Cridersville died at 12:19 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center.
She was born June 4, 1966 in Bellefontaine, to Edna M. (Branham) and Dennis L. Faulder, and they survive in Jackson Center.
She married Randy White on June 4, 1982, and he survives in Cridersville.
Sylvan J. â€śJakeâ€ť Paul, age 88, of 18950 Kettlersville Road, New Knoxville, Ohio, passed away Sept. 11, 2011 at 9:37 p.m. at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio.
He was born on March 19, 1923, in Botkins, the son of the late Thelma (Zimpfer) and Edison Paul. On Aug. 11, 1951, he married Betty Snapp, who survives.
Jake is also survived by his son, Ron Paul of Botkins; a daughter, Renee (Jim) McGriff, of Milford; a brother; Don Paul, of Orange County, Calif., and a sister, Carol Singelton, of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.