Archive - Obituary
July 9th, 2012
David Baxter, 65, of Wapakoneta, died Friday afternoon, July 6, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Lloyd L. â€śBudâ€ť Mathwig Jr. 67, of Lima, died at 6:17 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 7, 1944, in Caliente, Nev., the son of Rose (Smith) and Lloyd L. â€śMattâ€ť Sr. Mathwig. On May 20, 2003, he married in Gatlinburg, Tenn., he married Dona Custer, and she survives in Lima.
Also surviving are four daughters, Teresa Decker, of Spencerville, Donna Medley, of Haines City, Fla., Tonya Pride, of Cairo, and Crystal Michael of Lima; and a son, Jeffrey Mathwig, of Columbus;.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Mathwig and David Mathwig.
Roxanne Doris Frank, 94, of Lima, died at 8:55 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Shawnee Manor.
She was born April 17, 1918, in Lima, the daughter of Icy Marvel Hester and Thaddeus Doyle Plummer, who preceded her in death. She married Harry C. Martin on Jan. 1, 1937, and he preceded her in death in July of 1958. She later married James F. Frank on Dec. 15, 1962, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2001.
Memorial services are scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fletcher Cemetery, in Lima, with the Rev. Philip Brenneman officiating.
Kathryn R. Downey, 92, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., died at 4 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, in her home.
She was born Dec. 3, 1919, on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Margaret (Daly) Thomas Reilly, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 14 1 1946, she married Russell K. Downey, who passed away June 11, 2008.
Jerry W. Rains, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:08 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born July 1, 1942, in Middlesboro, Ky., the son of Frank Jarvis and Ollie Marie Margraves Rains, who preceded him in death. On June 10, 1967, he married Christine A. Merricle, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Sister Mary Alma Madigan, 100, died June 25, 2012.
She was born to Destie (Riddle) and John Madigan.
Surviving are two siblings, Adrian Madigan and Raymond Madigan.
She was preceded in death by nine siblings, Mary Schweitzer, Helen Antonevich, Madonna Donough, Paul Madigan, John Madigan, Francis Madigan, Patrick Madigan, Joan Madigan and Rose Madigan.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 6:15 p.m. Monday at McAuley Convent, in Cincinnati. Burial was at St. Joseph (New) Cemetery on Tuesday. Friends called from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the convent.
Geary L. Wessel, 76, 324 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Alfrieda (Quellhorst) and Earl â€śHeinieâ€ť Wessel. On Dec. 29, 1955, he married Betty Knapp, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2002.
He is survived by two sons, Bryan Wessel, of Cridersville, and Bruce Wessel, of Delphos; and two daughters, Thressa Adams, of Elgin, and Laurie McDorman, of Mendon.
Vivian A. Koon, 83 of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Columbus Grove, passed away at 6:42 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Richland Manor in Beaverdam.
She was born April 18, 1929, in Tiffin, the daughter of Lily E. (Griggs) and Arley Brown.
On Feb. 7, 1948, she married William H. Koon, who preceded her in death.
Surviving is a son, William H. Koon II, of Columbus Grove.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Lima.
Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center.
She was born March 8, 1965, in Lima, the daughter of Carolyn K. (Cogswell) and Ralph I. Reed. Her father, Ralph, and step-mother, Marge, survive in Lima. Her mother, Carolyn Smith, survives in Elida. Her step-father, Jerry Smith, preceded her in death. On Dec. 25, 1991, she married Garry A. Braun, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Nancy L. Bailey, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Wapakoneta Manor, where she resided for six years.
She was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Ruth E. McClintock and Harold J. Seitz, who are deceased. On July 21, 1962, she married Marion F. Bailey, who died April 19, 2004.
Mrs. Bailey was a 1956 graduate of Blume High School, in Wapakoneta, and a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in education. She went on to earn her masterâ€™s degree at Wright State University.