Archive - Obituary
July 5th, 2011
Pauline â€śPollyâ€ť Swarner, 88, of Cridersville, died 9:35 a.m., Monday July 4, 2011, at the Cridersville Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home.
Elaine Stella Sheridan, 57, of South Solon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
She was born on June 28, 1954 in Lima, the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Carolyn (Jurosic) Fisher.
Elaine is survived by the love of her life and husband of 22 years, Ray Sheridan; brother, Bro. Joseph Fisher, C.PP.S; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Mark Lunz, Anita and John Ankerman and Julia and Douglas Quay; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and special friends, Wendy and Jim Voorhees.
Brody A. Osborne, 62, of rural Wapakoneta, died 6:40 p.m., Monday July 4, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Leon E. Gerling, 85, 525 W. Bremen St., New Knoxville,, died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Minster, the son of Jennie (Bolheimer) and Frank Gerling. On Aug. 2, 1972, he married Rosemary W. Landwehr Burris and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Gerling of Celina and Edward Gerling of Winchester, Ind.
Services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peterâ€™s Church in New Bremen, with the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in New Bremen.
Alice Virginia Sidener, 89, died peacefully at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Otterbein in Cridersville.
She was born March 16, 1922, in Lima, the daughter of Henrietta (Stork) and Louis Schlegel, who preceded her in death. On June 19, 1942, she married Charles F. Sidener who survives in Cridersville.
Mary J. Davis, age 87, of Cridersville, died 12:02 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born March 21, 1924, in Lima the daughter of Benjamin Leroy and Lucille Comb Burden.
On March 8, 1947, she married Donald Earl Davis and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Nancy C. (Steve) Fisher, of Ada, Diane K. Davis, of Cridersville and Alan (Billie) Davis, of Lakeview.
She was preceded in death by a son, Earl E. Davis.
Verena M. Nichols, 95, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Saarah (Wilhelm) and Gideon P. Steiner, who preceded her in death. On April 25, 1948, she married Walter F. Nichols, and he died March 30, 1977.
David F. Hegemier, 84, 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1927, in Auglaize County, the son of Esther (Roediger) and August Hegemier. On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Virginia â€śGinnyâ€ť Glass and she survives at the residence.
Richard L. â€śRichâ€ť Houchin, 59, of Lakeview, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born March 17, 1952, in Bellefontaine, the son of the late Jane (Sturm) and Richard J. Houchin. On May 2, 1983, in Greennville, he married Jayne Sacksteder and she survives.
Ronald V. Burden, 70, Belle Center, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Lima, to Goldie (Thalman) and Edgar Vance Burden. On July 8, 1967, he married Janice Seymour and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jeremey (Jyoti) Burden, of McGuffey; and a daughter, Heather Lynn (Mark) Badertscher, of Belle Center.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Quickstep Pentecostal Church, Pastor Robert Dye officiating. Burial with full military honors by AMVETS Post 1994 Honor Guard will follow at Roundhead Cemetery.