Archive - Obituary
July 8th, 2011
The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at St. Charles Center infirmary, in Carthagena.
He was born Aug. 28, 1911 in Glynnwood, the son of Anna (Cogan) and Thomas P. Byrne.
The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99, a long-time priest who served many parishes in the area, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the infirmary of St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Diane Sue Koons, 70, 1815 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Sidney, the daughter of Eldora (Hughes) and William Haney. On July 2, 1963, she married Roger R. Koons and he preceded her in death July 27, 2009.
She is survived by a son, Tim (Mary) Koons, of St. Marys; and two daughters, Heidi (Daniel) Lemmerman, of St. Marys, and Heather (Carl) Moeller, of St. Marys.
H. LaVerne Wertz, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 29, 1922, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Malinda (Kinstle) and William âBillâ Veit, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 31, 1943, she married Llewellyn F. Wertz, and he died March 29, 1997.
Pauline âPollyâ Swarner, 88, of Cridersville, formerly of St. Marys, died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, July 4, 2011, at Cridersville Healthcare Center, where she had made her home since November 2006. Prior to that, she had been a resident of The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
She was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Lima, the daughter of Maude (Ramer) and Guy Swarner, who preceded her in death. Her father died when she was only 6 years old. When her mother later remarried, it was her good fortune to have a wonderful step-father, Benjamin Kundert, whom she lovingly always called Dad.
Pamela J. Johnson Mangin Stover 64, of Wapakoneta died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 3, 1947, in Lima, to Lola M. (Colley) and Harold A. Johnson in Lima. Her mother survives in Lima. On March 27, 1965 she married Donald D. Mangin Sr. She then married William F. Stover on July 8, 1979, and he died February 6, 1998.
Also surviving are two sons; Donald (Trina) Mangin Jr. and Todd (Nicole) Mangin, both of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and a daughter Christine (Jamie) Schneer, of Wapakoneta.
Brody A. Osborne, 62, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima following a sudden illness.
He was born July 8, 1948, in Martin, Ky., the son of Opal (Amburgey)and Raymond Osborne, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 29, 2006, he married Debra K. Brown, and she survives.
H. LaVerne Wertz, 89, of Wapakoneta, died 12:18 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Jonathan R. âJonâ Shively, 40, of Cridersville, died at 10:33 a.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born Sept. 27, 1970, in Lima, the son of Sandra S. (Klinger) and William J. Shively. On June 27, 1998, he married Gina C. Lawrence and she survives in Lima.
Surviving are a son, Brady John Shively, of Cridersville; and a daughter, Caitlin Susanne Shively, of Cridersville.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Perry High School in Lima, with the Rev. David Brookhart offciating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Phillip M. Lewis, 55, 117 S. Main St., St. Marys, died June 25, 2011.
He was born Sept. 5, 1955, in Celina, the son of Raymond K. and Nora (Colwell) Lewis.
Surviving are a daughter, Mahala Lewis, of Savannah, Ga.
Services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St.Marys, with the Rev. John Mobley officiating.
Friends may call from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.