Archive - Obituary
John W. Staples, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:57 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima. He was born April 6, 1955, in Lima, the son of John A. & Ruth (Brewer) Staples, who survives in Wapakoneta. On March 28, 1980, he married Cynthia R. â€śCindyâ€ť Hibner, and she survives.
Other survivors include, a daughter, Ashlie R. (Andrew) Casey, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Lillie, Hannah, and Cole; a sister, Guyneth (Dean) Coolidge, of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Theresa (Ted) Johnson, of Brookville; nephews and niece, Tyler, Caity, and Charlie.
Donald E. Shively, 62, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 5:11 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, Lima, following a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Lima, the son of Wavel & Anna (Huckemeyer) Shively. His mother survives in Kossuth, and his father is deceased.
Other survivors include, his life partner, Carolyn Stolzenburg; a son, Jayson E. Shively, of St. Marys; a grandson, Kayden E. Shively; two sisters, Maryann (Andy) Andrews, of Wapakoneta, and Wilma Dyer, of Kossuth; Carolynâ€™s sons, Rick & Adam Stolzenburg.
Arthur â€śArtâ€ť Helmlinger, 67, died at 3:33 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in the emergency room at Lima Memorial Health System.
Art was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Lima to Raymond M. & Thelma T. (Martin) Helmlinger. On March 11, 1967 in Defiance, he married Janet L. Rolston, and she survives.
Dean B. Metzger, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Auglaize County to Grant Edward and Ida May Thomas Metzger. He married Angela Marie Owen March 21, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1993.
Mr. Metzger had been a welder/ Trackman with CSX Transportation. He was a member of Wapakoneta First United Methodist Church, the Railroad Retirement Club, VFW Post 8445 and Eagles Aerie 691. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his harvest.
Sally L. Moellenkamp 75, departed this earth to be with her Lord on Dec. 5, 2013, following an extended illness. She was born April 18, 1938, to Carl C. and Pauline G. (Lanning) Brading, of Wapakoneta, who preceded her in death. On January 23, 1960, she married Roger D. Moellenkamp, of Wapakoneta, who survives.
James E. Fisher, 49, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:27 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born November 16, 1964, in Lima to Paul E. & Charlotte Ann (Copeland) Fisher.Â His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Wapakoneta.
He is survived by two sisters and a brother; Kimberly (Jeff) Frazier of New Jersey, Tina (Jeff) Koenig, of Pennsylvania, and John (Jodi) Fisher, of Wapakoneta; several nieces and nephews, Matthew Fisher, Danielle (Corey) Gulley, Michael Fisher, Luke Koenig, Kathryn Frazier, Sarah Koenig and Miranda Allen.
Bettie Lou Hammond, 84, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at her home.
Bettie was born on Oct. 7, 1929, in Waynesfield, to the late Nevin R. & Q. Lucille Graham Basil.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lenhart.
Ethel N. Elsass, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. She was born May 14, 1919, in Clay Twp., Auglaize County, the daughter of Gust F.A. & Barbara (Klopfenstein) Helmlinger, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1940, she married Roger W. Elsass, and he died March 26, 2002.
Mary Ellen Cardone, 89, formerly of Lima and Wapakoneta area, died at 9:23 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. She was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Wapakoneta, to Leroy and Pauline (Neidemire) Wellington, who preceded her in death.
Her mother died when she was five and her brother Clarence was three. They lived with her grandmother until she was about fourteen when she, her father and her brother moved out and she kept house for them.
James M. Doorley, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta, where he had resided for the past year.
He was born April 20, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Michael & Anna (Brands) Doorley, who preceded him in death.
On April 14, 1948, he married Alberta R. â€śBettyâ€ť Fisher, and she survives.