Archive - Obituary
February 3rd, 2014
H. Gene Tester, 65, of 08304 Co. Road 33A in Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. He fought a 5 1/2 year battle with multiple myeloma, and passed away peacefully with his family and close friends at his bedside. He was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Celina, to Howard and Wilma (Schultz) Tester. On Aug. 21, 1971, at Westview United Methodist Church in Cridersville, he married Cathy J. Archer, who survives.
Julitta S. Nedderman, 90, of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 5:15 p.m. at the Golden Living Center-Valley, in St. Marys. She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, near New Bremen, the daughter of the late Leo and Esther (Uetrecht) Nedderman.
She is survived by a sister-in-law Loree Nedderman of New Bremen, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Virgil and David Nedderman.
Sharon A. McCullough, 70, of Botkins, passed away peacefully at her residence at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born on Nov. 11, 1943, in Lima, to Lee F. and Anna E. (Kerr) Stump, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 20, 1978, she married Larry L. McCullough and he survives.Â
Marie E. Zink, 98, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born May 18, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Fehringer) Zink, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two nieces, three nephews and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred â€śBudâ€ť (Stella) Zink and Ray Zink, and a sister, Sister Frances Adelaide.
Vernon V. â€śFarmerâ€ť Westbay, 91, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Bellefontaine, died at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Bridgeport, Ill., the son of Cloyd L. and Bessie (Saddler) Westbay, who preceded him in death. On June 6, 1942, he married LaVerta A. Hirschfeld, and she died March 5, 2006.
Virginia M. â€śGinnyâ€ť Hundley, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born in Clay Township on Nov. 15, 1933 to Glenn and Ethel (Dudgeon) Hittepole, who preceded her in death. She married Lowell D. Hundley and he passed away on Nov. 27, 2009.
Kathryn A. McBride, 83, of St. Marys, Ohio died 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys. She was born Jan. 29, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Hugh and Gertrude (Schneider) Cook.
On Dec. 5, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, OH, she married Perry D. McBride, who survives.
Viola A. Hemmert, 92, of the Botkins area passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday morning, Jan., 22, 2014. She was born Jan. 26, 1921, near Botkins in Shelby County, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Edith (Craft) Wesbecher, both deceased. On Feb. 16, 1944, she married Louis Hemmert in Immaculate Conception Church in Botkins. Louis died Sept. 29, 2008.
Rodney Adair, 47, of Wapakoneta, died 10:35 a.m., on his birthday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Jan. 20, 1967, in Lima, the son of Gaylene Joyce Adair Harruff, who preceded him in death.
Robert W. Caldwell, 85, of 12797 state Route 29, St. Marys, Ohio, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. He was born July 22, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Clarence and Thelma (Ashton) Caldwell. He married Mary Ann Minch on Oct. 9, 1954 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2013.