April 26th, 2012
CELINA — Ten years ago, Botkins resident Rachel Doseck became suddenly ill — and her life depended on a donation of life.
“I was 10 years old, and I got sick,” Doseck said. “I had flu-like symptoms, and within a week, I realized that I was really sick.”
She recalled how physicians first diagnosed her with pneumonia before finding she had a more serious problem.
“I found out I needed a (heart) transplant,” Doseck said. “It (my heart) was badly damaged.”
Eulah I. âPegâ Dotson, 96 of Lima, died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Springview Manor.
She was born March 8, 1916, in Allen County, to the late Lola Berry and Bert W. VanSchoyck.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Lester D. Fergus 89, of Wapakoneta, died at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Evelyn L. Feiger, 82, of Toledo, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Lutheran Village of Wolf Creek.
She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Pomeroy, the daughter of the late Ruth (Hampp ) and John Phillip âFiegeâ Feiger.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Buckland Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith Simpson officiating.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, at Holland Free Methodist Church in Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland Free Methodist Church Quiz Team in Holland.
Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.
Rosalie V. âRosieâ Frey, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 17, 1937, in Rockford, the daughter of Ona (Piepmeyer) and Edward F. Hines, who preceded her in death. On June 14, 1958, she married Keith Garold Frey, and he died Sept. 2, 1984.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Delight Hines, of Tillamook, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Hines, Charles Hines, and Junior Franklin Hines; a sister, LaVaun Ewing; and two infant sisters.
Evelyn Hope Smithey, 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Miami County, the daughter of the late Gladys (Pence) and Carl Worthington.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (James)Maxwell, of Anna; a son, William Carl (Barbara)Brockman, of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, James (Jill) Maxwell Jr., of Jackson Center, Tammy (Tom) Spicer, of Jackson Center, Mark Maxwell, of Marysville, and Sandra (John) Mansfield, of Sacramento, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Lester Willis âPinkyâ Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, Auglaize County, the son of Doris I. (Mack) and John A. Seibert, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Pine, who died Jan. 14, 2005.
The purchasing of two multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) gained Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approval during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.
The vehicles, each nine-passenger vans, are to be purchased from Cardinal Bus Sales & Service for a net cost of $76,600 after a trade-in value of $2,200 for two older vans in the district’s fleet.
The vehicles look more like mini-buses than vans, Superintendent Keith Horner said.
One of the founders of the Riverside Art Center will have his artwork displayed at the center — a form of art that he has been practicing his whole life.
Richard Chenoweth will have his “Pen and Ink Exhibit” on display at the West Auglaize Street center, with an opening reception being held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. His exhibit will be on display until June 17. The public is invited to attend.
Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert and Julie Ward of Rural Communities Assistance Program (RCAP) met briefly with the Auglaize County commissioners Tuesday to discuss the village’s expansive, upcoming sewer improvement project.
Buckland Village Council members learned in February the village received a $1.3 million, 50 percent grant for design and construction of a new $2.3 million sanitary system in the village.
The money may be available to aid the village in the construction of the new sewer system.