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Obituaries

Richard M. “Rick” McCormick, 56

August 22, 2014

Richard M. “Rick” McCormick, 56, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born July 10, 1958, in Lima, the son of Richard M. “Dick” and Jacqueline “Jackie” (Frost) McCormick. His parents survive in Wapakoneta.

Leo E. Chiles, 86

August 19, 2014

Leo E. Chiles, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born Nov. 28, 1927, in St. Marys, the son of Roger L. and Bessie (Parke) Chiles, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 24, 1951, he married Mary Lou Walker, and she died July 15, 1996.

JoAnn Blank, 84

August 18, 2014

JoAnn Blank, 84, of Cridersville, died at 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Lima Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 5, 1929, to the late Ira B. and Lois Lucille Allstetter Keller. She married Harry W. Blank on June 10, 1951, and he preceded her in death March 16, 1990.

Mrs. Blank had worked for Woolworth for 33 years and had also been a receptionist for Dr. David Nielson. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and had graduated from Lima South High in 1947.

Joan E. Orchard, 74

August 18, 2014

Joan E. Orchard, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Covington, Ky., the daughter of Ralph T. and Margaret B. (Boone) Knipper, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 15, 1958, she married Robert D. “Bob” Orchard, Sr., and he survives.

Larry G. Hehmeyer, 64

August 18, 2014

Larry G. Hehmeyer, 64, of Celina, died at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1950, in Celina, to Eugene Hehmeyer and Marjorie (Trisel) Hehmeyer, who preceded him in death. On April 22, 1978, he married Renee Crowe, who survives.

Larry L. Lunz, 69

August 18, 2014

Larry L. Lunz, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:09 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his residence with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Lima, the son of Roy L. and Violet M. (Hole) Lunz, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 21, 1976, he married Kathleen L. McDermitt, and she survives.

Other survivors include, two children, Edward Lunz, of Wapakoneta, and Theresa (Adam) Friemoth, of Celina; a sister, Carol McCullough, of New Knoxville; two brothers-in-law, David McDermitt, of St. Marys, and Thomas (Pat) McDermitt, of Celina.

Daniel L. “Dan” Schneider, 97

August 15, 2014

Daniel L. “Dan” Schneider, 97, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:32 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1916, in Auglaize County, to Michael and Catherine (Brunn) Schneider, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 25, 1937, he married Mary L. Truesdale and she passed away on Dec. 26, 1979.

Dawn M. Plapp, 49

August 13, 2014

Dawn M. Plapp, 49, passed away at 2:54 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones after her year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on June 19, 1965, in Lima, to Merle and Linda (Byers) Hentze. On Feb. 11, 1989, she married Kurt F. Plapp, who survives in Waynesfield.

Marilyn JoAnn Herman, 80

August 12, 2014

Marilyn JoAnn Herman, 80, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her group home in Las Vegas. JoAnn was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Seymour, Ind., the daughter of Edward and Constance (Connie) Hughes. 

Carl E. Shaffer, 92

August 11, 2014

Carl E. Shaffer, 92, of 207 West Street, Jackson Center, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at 4:18 p.m., at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. He was born on Nov. 12, 1921, in Lakeview, the son of the late Farren and Myrle (Weber) Shaffer.

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