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Monday, April 5, 2004

Jeanette Archer

Jeanette Archer, 64, of Celina, died April 4, 2004, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.

Lois Bonvillian

Lois M. Bonvillian, 78, 105 Fochs St., Celina, died April 2, 2004, at her residence.
   She was born June 27, 1925, in Van Wert County, to Willis and Verna Clouse King. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Paul F. Bonvillian who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Paul D. (Kathy) and Jim (Liza), all of Celina; a sister, Mary (Raymond) Stemen, Ohio City; and seven grandchildren.
   A brother, William King, is deceased.
   In 1975, she retired as a registered nurse at Otis Hospital, Celina. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and the Ohio Genealogical Society.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. today at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the church or Celina Visiting Nurses and Hospice.

Opal Brown

Opal Idora Brown, 99, of Rockford, died at 9:13 a.m. April 4, 2004, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   She was born June 28, 1904, in Mercer County, to Cary S. and Zula Shlater Fleming. On June 28, 1929, she married Alva Lyman Brown who died Feb. 7, 1977.
   Surviving are a daughter, Doris (Roy) Line, Mendon; a sister, Mary Evelyn Hertenstein, Rockford; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
   Two brothers, Francis and Russell Fleming, are deceased.
   She formerly worked at a pickle factory in Celina for many years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Rockford United Methodist Church.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Larry Hopkins officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or a charity of the donorÕs choice.
  Paul Meyer
   Paul H. Meyer, 81, 02469 Ohio 66, Minster, died at 7:34 p.m. April 2, 2004, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys.
   He was born May 18, 1922, in Egypt, to Anton and Catherine Schmiesing Meyer. On June 19, 1947, he married Audrey A. Frierott who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Douglas P. (Susan) of Centerville and Dale A. of Minster; a daughter, Paula K. (Mark) Brunn, Mansfield; two sisters, Viola Shenk and Evelyn Schulte, both of Minster; a brother-in-law, Stan Bernard, Piqua; three sisters-in-law, Wilma Shockman, Edna Prenger and Audrey L. Meyer, all of Minster; and six grandchildren.
   Deceased are four brothers, Clarence, Norbert, Arthur and Wilfred, and a sister, Adella Bernard.
   He had served as co-owner of Meyer Dairy Co. and later as co-manager of The Dannon Co., Minster. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Orphan Society, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Athletic Booster Club, Cataract Fire Company, Travelers Protective Association, the American Legion Post and Civic Association, all of Minster.
   He served 29 years as a Minster Bank director and was one of the founders of Arrowhead Park Golf Golf Club, Minster, and the Industrial Development Corporation that later became the Minster Civic Club. He was a past member of the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Foundation, St. Marys, and a charter member of the Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Minster Firing Squad.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. today and 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Minster Area Life Squad or the Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department.
  Lea Paige
   Lea Lois Paige, 84, of Celina, died at 7:18 a.m. April 3, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Van Wert, to Charles Lester and Rosa Ellen Pollock Stuck. On Feb. 23, 1946, she married John Leroy Paige who died in 1987.
   Surviving are a son, Donald Jack of Van Wert; a daughter, Ellen Joan (John) Kline, Celina; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
   Deceased are an infant son and three sisters, Vivian R. Newton, Margaret Conn and Treva E. Zaugg.
   She retired in 1967 from Van Wert Manufacturing after 27 years of service. She was a past member of Van Wert Nazarene Church.
   Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Tuesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donorÕs choice.

Peggy Putman

Peggy Putman, 86, of Rockford, died at 5:18 a.m. April 4, 2004, at Van Wert County Hospital.
   She was born May 10, 1917, in Indiana, to George W. and Lulu Tindall Baumgardner. On May 9, 1937, she married Max E. Putman who died Oct. 12, 1974.
   Surviving are four sons, Jerry L. (Kay) and Larry D., all of Rockford, Terry M. of Celina, and Gary A. (Jill) of Van Wert; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, John, Herbert and Kenneth Baumgardner; two sisters, Bess Galler and Wilma Clouse; and a sister-in-law, Sandy S. Putman.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. MarkÕs United Methodist Church and the Builders Sunday School Class, all of Decatur, Ind.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Fermin Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
   Calling is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


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