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June 29th, 2012

Robert Tabler, 75

June 30, 2012

Robert L. “Bob” Tabler, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Glenna Carmean, 78

June 30, 2012

Glenna Carmean, 78, of Spencerville, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at her residence following a three month illness.
Visitation will be Sunday.
Other arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Norman Hager, 85

June 30, 2012

Norman E. Hager, 85, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born March 12, 1927, in Kossuth, the son of Vida (Richardson) and Martin Hager, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 23, 1956, he married Joan Spees Fiebelkorn, and she died Nov. 21, 2007.

Marie Behr, 89

June 30, 2012

Marie T. Behr, 89, of Botkins, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System,
She was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Botkins, the daughter of Mary C. (Wesbecher) and Frank G. Dietz, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 27, 1946, she married Clarence A. Behr, and he died Feb. 26, 2004.

Norman Hagar, 85

June 30, 2012

Norman E. Hager, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:08 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Blown away: Wapak recovers from 90 mph winds

June 30, 2012

Sustained winds in excess of 80 mph and gusts topping the 90 mph mark Friday afternoon toppled trees, downed power lines and damaged buildings throughout Wapakoneta and the region.

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said he knew of two people who suffered injuries as a result of damage from the high winds. A person in the showroom of Mike Swaney’s automotive dealer suffered cuts when a plate glass window shattered from the wind.

Marie Behr, 89

June 30, 2012

Marie T. Behr, 89, of Botkins, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Clay Perry, 91

June 30, 2012

Clay A. Perry, 91, 1814 Kishler Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Ritas Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Bessie (Gilroy) and Alfred Perry. On Feb. 27, 1937, he married Dorothy M. Hanger, and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2003.
He is survived by a daughter, Gloria Triplett of St. Marys.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial with military honors will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire.

Speech therapist, six teachers hired

June 30, 2012

A speech therapist and six new teachers were hired by the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education this week.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the new hires fill in as-needed based on retirements and reassignments.

Whitney Fries is to serve as a speech therapist for the district. Details of her contract were not available. She takes the place of Deb Madden, who recently retired as a speech pathologist at Wapakoneta Elementary School after 38 years.

Rita Anthony, 57

June 30, 2012

Rita S. Anthony, 57, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born Oct. 24, 1954, in Lima, the daughter of Cicely (Cloude) and John R. Franz, who preceded her in death. On July 30, 1976, she married Bruce D. Anthony, and he survives.

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