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Saturday, April 10, 2004

Marc Smalley

Former Celina resident, Marc Smalley, 83, of Fairborn died April 8, 2004.
   Surviving is his wife, Margaret; three sons, Jerry, Joseph and Chuck; two daughters, Sheila (Chris) DeSimio and Marcia (Daniel) Ketcha; a brother, Francis (Marjorie); a sister, Patricia (William) Cron; and six grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Wagner; five brothers, George, Richard, John, Ed and Luke; and a sister, Catherine Hawk.
   He was employed in the family business in Celina and later at Southwestern Portland Cement in Fairborn. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and had a business degree from Miami University. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Church, Fairborn.
   Services are at noon Monday at the church, the Rev. Joe Rigali officiating.
   Calling is 11 a.m.-noon Monday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the St. LeonardŐs Benevolent Fund in Centerville or Mary help of Christians School in Fairborn.
   Arrangements are being handled by Belton Funeral Home in Fairborn.

Wilbur Ashman

Wilbur Dale Ashman, 65, 120 Pleasant St., Portland, Ind., died April 9, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
   He was born March 29, 1939, in Mercer County, to David and Mary Smith Ashman. On July 1, 1961, he married Carol Heiby, who survives.
   Other survivors are a son, Rod of Monroeville, Ind.; two daughters, Rhonda (Kevin) Graayson, Geneva, Ind., and Renee (Randy) Schlechty, Portland; two brothers, David, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Carl, Portland; a sister, Wanda (Tom) Violette of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one step-greatgrandchild.
   He retired in 2002 from Jay Products in Portland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Portland Country Club.
   Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, the Rev. Mark Strietelmeier officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Home of the Heart Hospice or the Jay County Cancer Society.

Cletus Marchal

Cletus "Squeaky" Marchal, 63, Russia, died at 10:46 p.m. April 8, 2004, in the emergency room at University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
   He was born April 13, 1940, in Shelby County, to Raymond and Eva OŐReilly Marchal.
   Surviving are a brother, Jim (Dina) of Russia; and two sisters, Jean (Joseph) Hageman, Botkins, and Kay (Wes) Sanders, Maria Stein.
   He retired from NCR, Dayton, and was working at Export Transportation Co., Sidney, and farmed. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Russia, and life member of the Covington Amvets Post 66. He was a member of the St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, and a life member of the church War Veterans Post 661 and member of the St. Remy Council 3890. He also was a member of the Dayton Catholic Alumni Club.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Frank Amberger officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Graveside military services will be conducted.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A prayer service will be held Tuesday evening at the Russia Knights of Columbus.


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