Archive - Obituary
January 3rd, 2014
Katheryn L. ‚ÄėKate‚Äô Burgess, 93, a resident of Perry Township, crossed over to heaven with her loving children beside her on Jan. 1, 2014, at St. Rita‚Äôs Medical Center.
Kate was born on Sept. 25, 1920, in Van Wert, and graduated from Ridge High School. She held a teaching degree from Ohio Northern University and was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa. Children and teaching were two of her many passions and she enjoyed 20 rewarding years as a teacher; one year with the Perry School and the remaining 19 years as a teacher at Cridersville Elementary School.
James Haney, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 7:42 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, in Lima.
Robert E. Morris, 76, of Lakeview, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 30, 2013, at his home while surrounded by his family.
Robert was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in Wapakoneta, to the late Willard C. and Dorothea A. Berry Morris. He married the former Barbara A. Hower on April 29, 1960, in Lakeview, and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2005.
Jennifer Rosemary Lee, 69, of rural Huntsville, died at 11:23 a.m. on Tues. Dec. 31, 2013, at her resi-dence. She was born on Oct. 10, 1944, in Bellefontaine; the daughter of Robert E. and Donna (Herren) Elliott, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 31, 1965, she married Murray Gene ‚ÄúRay‚ÄĚ Lee, and he survives.
Other survivors include, three children, Donna Crystal Whetsel, of Bellefontaine, David Lee, of Bellefontaine, Fr. Matthew Lee, of Urbana; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
December 20th, 2013
Marcia M. Walls, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. She was born May 14, 1934, in Shelby County, the daughter of Carl & Mary (Rinehart) Rickert, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 13, 1953, she married George J. Walls, and he died Nov. 22, 2005.
Thomas A. ‚ÄúTom‚ÄĚ Taylor, 82, of Lakeview, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital while surrounded by his family.
Tom was born on March 13, 1931, in Stokes Twp, Logan Co., to the late Lester B. & Mildred A. Babcock Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a son, Todd Taylor; a daughter, Karen Kindle; a stepson, Greg Worthington; a granddaughter, Kacie Wray, and a brother, Stanley Taylor. In February 1975, he married the former Janet Sanders in Cridersville, and she survives.
James W. ‚ÄúJimbo‚ÄĚ Kiser, 48, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1965, in Dayton to John W. & Connie S. (Howard) Kiser.¬† His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Wapakoneta.
R. Mary Schneider, 61, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.18, 2013, at her residence after and extended illness.
She was born July 2, 1952 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Raymond T & Ruth O. (DeLawder) Friestuhler who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter and son, Anita (Mike) Foor and Calvin (Jamie) Schneider, both of Wapakoneta; six grandchildren, Serena, Sara, Connor Foor, Jacob and Cody Metzger and Kyle Schneider.
She was preceded in death by a brother Raymond Friestuhler.
Paula J. ‚ÄúPooh‚ÄĚ Roy, 44, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with her Lord at 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, following a short battle with cancer. She was born June 3, 1969, in Lima, the daughter of John and Barbara Jean (Newland) Norman. Her mother, Barbara Jean Norman survives in Wapakoneta, and her father & step-mother, John and Mary Norman survive in Lima.
James Lewis Schumann, 77, of Wheelock Street, Keene, N.H. died at the Cheshire Medical Center-Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, after a period of failing health.
Jim was a former resident of Wapakoneta and was a graduate of Blume High School. He was a member at St. Mark‚Äôs Lutheran Church and was married in the church on July 27, 1958 to Wanda Lee Meyers and they have been married for fifty-five years.
A private memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Keene, N.H.