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Friday, April 16, 2004

Velma Billerman

Velma Mae Billerman, 66, 608 Hoying St., Celina, died at 6:10 a.m. April 14, 2004, at SCCI Hospital, part of St. RitaÕs Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born June 2, 1937, in Mercer County, to Urban W. and Marian R. Moeller Huber. On June 21, 1958, she married Paul Billerman who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Doug (Nancy) of Chickasaw and Jason of Celina; three sisters, Sister Cecilia Huber, Cincinnati, Alice Thieman, Rockford, and Phyllis (Denny) Stachler, Burkettsville; two sisters-in-law, Marlene Huber, McCartyville, and Joan Huber, Chickasaw; and two grandsons.
   Deceased are four brothers, Lavern, Donald, Gerald and Myron and a sister-in-law, Norma Huber.
   She was a bookkeeper at Mercer Landmark in Celina and a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Altar-Rosary Society, both of Celina. She was a 1955 graduate of St. JohnÕs High School.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the church or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.

Judith Boyce

Judith Rose Boyce, 58, of Rockford, died at 8:53 p.m. April 14, 2004, at St. RitaÕs Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Dec. 14, 1945, in Celina, to Robert Henry and Helen Althoff Huttis. On Jan. 5, 1964, she married Thomas Boyce who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Steven J. (Cristine L.) of Decatur, Ind.; a daughter, Diana L. (Toby J.) Kramer, Wapakoneta; a brother, Robert (Karen) Huttis, St. Marys; two sisters, Dolores (Allan) Irish, Coldwater, and Sylvia (Gary) Katterheinrich, New Knoxville; one grandchild and six stepgrandchildren.
   An elementary remedial reading teacher, she had worked at Parkway Local Schools since 1966. She received a masterÕs degree in education from St. Francis College and was a member of St. JohnÕs Lutheran Church and its womenÕs organization, both of Hopewell Township, Della Kappa Gamma, Rockford Friends of the Library, University WomenÕs Club, the Ohio Education Association and the Partners in Education Association.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, located south of Rockford, the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Esteban Castillo

Esteban R. Castillo, 66, 110 S. Market St., Coldwater, died at 3:59 p.m. April 14, 2004, of injuries received in two-vehicle accident in Coldwater.
   He was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Brownsville, Texas, to Ronaldo and Guadalupe Banda.
   Survivors include a son, Esteban Antonio of Coldwater; a daughter, Maria Elena of Wapakoneta; and seven stepchildren, Alphonso Perez, Stryker, Roberto Perez, Columbus, Ramon Perez, Toledo, Isabel (Dave) Giesige, Celina, Linda (Louie) Perez, Stryker, Yvette (Donald) Schlarman, Celina, Brigette (Andrew) Cron, Celina; a brother, Gonzalo Reyna, Texas; and his former wife, Herlinda Castillo, Celina.
   A stepson, Johnnie Perez, is deceased.
   He was a former employee of Pet Milk, Coldwater, and a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater.
   Memorial services are 6 p.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
   Calling is 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
  Laura King
   Laura King, 85, 512 E. Columbus St., St. Henry, died at 9:43 p.m. April 15, 2004, at her residence.
   Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Onnolee Stroh

Former St. Marys resident Onnolee Kellerman Stroh, 85, 519 Fairview Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, Mich., died April 15, 2004, in Grand Rapids.
   She was born June 11, 1918, in Auglaize County, to James and Gilva Croft Kellerman. On Sept. 17, 1938, she married Everett Stroh who died April 4, 1985.
   Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca (Timothy) Sneller, Grand Rapids; a brother, Gordon Kellerman, Lima; a sister, Eloise Hoverman, Columbia, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Alice Kellerman, Buckland; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   A brother, Charles, is deceased.
   She had worked for many years as a clerk at Island Dress Shoppe, St. Marys, and was a homemaker. A graduate of Buckland High School, she was a member of St. PaulÕs United Church of Christ, St. Marys, and East Congregational United Church of Christ and the WomenÕs Guild, both of Grand Rapids.
   Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St., Marys, the Rev. Brian Byrne officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is after noon Monday at the funeral home.


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