Monday, April 7th, 2008 Edition of The Daily Standard
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MONTEZUMA - At 79, barbershop singer Bud Preston, with his signature straw hat and cornerstone cane, can still break out a 3-minute soft-shoe dance. For the last two weeks Preston has practiced his dance - not a tap dance, but . . .
The weather could not have been better for Saturday's Celina Invitational. The host Bulldogs came up with some solid performances against five other Western Buckeye League teams and finished respectably in the six-team meet. . . .
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Merle D. Black, 70, 431 E. Fulton St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. April 4, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. He was born June 13, 1937, in Poe, Ind., to George and Wilma Thompson Black. In Jan., 1970, he marr . . .
Bertha Catherine Eilerman, 97, of Basinburg Road, Fort Loramie, died at 2:40 p.m. April 5, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. She was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Fort Loramie to Mary E. Dreses and Henry A. Eilerman. Sur . . .
John O. Garman, 88, formerly of 1118 W. Market St., Celina, died at 4:10 a.m. April 5, 2008, at Summerville at Chestnut Hill, Columbus. He was born June 18, 1919, in Celina to Stephen and Mable May Garman. On June 19, 1949, he . . .
William J. Hoenie, 92, of Celina, died April 6, 2008, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina. . . .
Wilma Platfoot, 88, 206 Cherry Lane, Anna, died at 1:35 a.m. April 5, 2008, at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Cassella to Henry and Anna Harting Boeke. On Feb. 27, 1943, she married Herbert S. . . .
Betty L. Schindler, 83, formerly of 7262 state Route 197, Celina, died at 5 a.m. April 6, 2008, at the Gardens of Celina. She was born March 26, 1925, to Lucille Turner Smith in Jay County, Ind. On March 9, 1946 she married Mar . . .
Mary Hirsch Sicke, 88, 807 Mumaugh Road, Apt. 74, Lima, and formerly of St. Marys, died at 4:17 p.m. April 5, 2008, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born May 22, 1919, in St. Marys to Carl and Flossie Meyer Stroh. On April 10 . . .
Rebecca Smallwood, 98, of St. Marys, died at 12:30 p.m. April 6, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys. . . .
Helen G. Bailey Steiger, 96, of Worthington Assisted Care Center, Lima, died at 6:10 p.m. April 5, 2008. She was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Greenville, to Trace L. and Icy Pearl Strader Bailey. On June 9, 1935 she married Howard S . . .
Pat Williams, 68, of Rockford, died at 10:30 p.m. April 4, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born March 7, 1940, in Rockford to Leland and Evaline VanTilburg Frysinger. On Aug. 9, 1959, she married Thomas E. Wil . . .