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June 18th, 2014

Ronald R. Wiford, 84

June 18, 2014

Ronald R. Wiford, 84, of 820 Dingman Street, Sidney, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at 4:15 p.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was born on Dec. 19, 1929, in Sidney, the son of the late Roy and Nellie (Fogt) Wiford. 

June 17th

William Bert Pack, 68

June 17, 2014

William Bert Pack, 68, of Anna, died at 2:29 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born Sept. 13, 1945, in Omar, W.Va., the son of Wiley and Sarah (Prater) Pack, who preceded him in death.

Mark J. Schaub, 56

June 17, 2014

Mark J. Schaub, 56, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:40 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus, following a sudden illness. He was born April 2, 1958, in Lima, the son of Raymond U. and Helen Louise (Elliott) Schaub, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his partner of 30 years, John “Jay” Miller, in Wapakoneta.

Connie Lynn (Sholler) Cox, 68

June 17, 2014

Connie Lynn (Sholler) Cox, 68, of Celina, died peacefully in her sleep at her daughter’s home near Wapakoneta, surrounded by her children, Sunday morning, June 15th, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. after a brief illness.

June 10th

Norman J. Gerstner, 84

June 10, 2014

Norman J. Gerstner, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:23 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Shawnee Manor.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Joseph and Marie (Gehrlich) Gerstner, who preceded him in death.

In 1952, he married Mary “Kitty” Steinke and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Dorothy M. (Seitz) Koepke, 91

June 10, 2014

Dorothy M. (Seitz) Koepke, 91, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. She was born in Wapakoneta on May 11, 1923, a daughter of Otto and Amanda (Keller) Seitz.

Connie S. Yahl, 67

June 10, 2014

Connie S. Yahl, 67, of 02764 Salem Noble Road, Saint Marys, died at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence, following a brief illness.

She was  born Aug. 8, 1946, in Sidney, the daughter of Clifford and Mildred (Stiles) Elsass.

She married Joseph J. Yahl on June 17, 1967, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys, and he survives at the residence.

June 9th

Ross M. McCain, 62

June 9, 2014

Ross M. McCain, 62, of Lima, passed away at 1:41 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center. 

He was born Oct. 28, 1951, in Celina, to Nile and Jewell (Maynard) McCain. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Lima. 

June 6th

Emerson L. Kruse, 77

June 6, 2014

Emerson L. Kruse, 77, of rural Botkins, died at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, in St. Marys. He was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Shelby County, the son of Edison Henry Louis and Gladys Levada (McCullough) Kruse, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 14, 1955, he married Carol Jean Brautigam as teenagers and they would have celebrated their 59th anniversary this year. She survives at home.  

June 5th

James L. “Jamie” Copus, 50

June 5, 2014

James L. “Jamie” Copus, 50, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He went home to be with the Lord with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 13, 1963, in Lima, the son of Sonja M. (Davis) Copus and Leonard W. Copus. His mother survives in Rockford, Mich. and his father and step-mother, Leonard (Bobbie) Copus, survive in Byrdstown, Tenn. On May 13, 2006, he married Rebecca S. Wireman, and she survives.

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