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September 8th, 2011

Kathryn G. ‘Kathy’ Welker, 58

September 8, 2011

Kathryn G. “Kathy” Welker, 58, of Wapakoneta, died peacefully at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima surrounded by her family.
She was born March 23, 1953, in Lima, the daughter of Emmagene (Keller) and William “Bill” Cool. Her mother, Emmagene Kennedy survives in Wapakoneta, and her father is deceased. On March 19, 1983, she married Thomas C. Welker, Sr., and he survives.

Kathryn Welker, 58

September 8, 2011

Kathryn G. “Kathy” Welker, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

September 6th

Claude Telles, 57

September 6, 2011

Claude Cass Telles IV, of Defiance, died at 4:48 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born July 4, 1954, in Lima, the son of Faye Ella (Hissong) and Claude Cass Telles III. His mother survives in Banning, Calif.
On July 4, 1974, he married Pamela Fay Murray who survives in Defiance.
Surviving are two sons, Claude Cass Telles VV, of Archbold, and James Richard Telles, of Defiance.
Services are at 7 p.m. today at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. Cremation will follow the services.

Iris Burwell, 102

September 6, 2011

Iris Ann Burwell, 102, formerly of Wapakoneta, and a longtime resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Feb. 2, 1909, in Lima, the daughter of Lillian (Burton) and Daniel Armentrout. On May 2, 1927, she married Guy Burwell and he preceded her in death in October 1993.
Surviving are a son, Lowell Burwell, of Liberty, Ind.; a daughter, LaDonna (Paul) Kogge, of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Cole Hiestand, 10

September 6, 2011

Cole L. Hiestand, 10, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, following a courageous 15-month battle with aplastic anemia.
He was born Sept. 9, 2000, in Lima, the son of Carrie (Bowman) and Jonathan Hiestand, who survive in Wapakoneta.

September 2nd

Walter N. Miley, 82

September 3, 2011

Walter N. Miley, 82, of 208 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 10, 1929, in Wapakoneta, to Harry S. and Florence (Koehl) Miley.
On Sept. 29, 1951, he married Rita M. Axe and she survives at the residence.
He is survived by a son, Mark Miley of St. Marys; a daughter, Susan (Mickey) Walker of North Judson, Ind.; two brothers, Charles (Grace) Miley of Adrian, Mich.; Harry (Margaret) Miley of St. Marys; sister-in-law, Hazel Miley of Davenport, Iowa; two grandsons, Shawn and Joshua Walker; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86

September 3, 2011

Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86, of St. Marys, died Friday, September 2, 2011, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.
She was born February 22, 1925, in Akron, the daughter of Charles “Pop” and Pauline (Junkins) Cain
She married Richard Ballenger on July 21, 1946, and he preceded her in death on December 12, 2001.
She is survived by her son, Robert Ballenger of Tampa, Fla.

Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Stippich, 86

September 3, 2011

Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Stippich, 86, of Lima, died at 2:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept., 1, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 3, 1925, to the late Alberta M. (McPheron) and William Francis O’Neill. She married James Richard Stippich on Jan. 24, 1946, and he died April 27, 1995.

Lee Deerhake, 76

September 3, 2011

Lee R. Deerhake, 76, 10703 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, August 29, 2011, at Stein Hospice Center in Sandusky.
He was born March 11, 1935, in New Knoxville, to Laura (Vordermark) and LeRoy Deerhake.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Revs. Dr. David Williams and Marvin Deerhake officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery in New Knoxville.

Billy Carl, 77

September 3, 2011

Billy Joe “Bill” Carl, 77, of rural Alger, died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1934, in Winchester, Ky., to Ellie (Brock) and Joseph Carl. On Sept. 16, 1955, in Dayton, he married Nora Shroyer and she survives.
Surviving are four sons, Terry Bowermister, of Dayton, Joe Carl, of Harrod, Frank Carl, of Bellefontaine, Tom Carl, of Harrod; and two daughters, Pam Pence, of Bucyrus, and Cathy Gratz, of Belle Center.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Michael.

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