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Monday, April 26, 2004

Clara Bonvillian

Clara "Jo" Bonvillian, 63, 121 W. Butler St., Fort Recovery, died of natural causes at 10:15 p.m. April 23, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born June 19, 1940, in Bedford, Ind., to Cletus and Ruby Reynolds On Jan. 21, 1967, she married Richard Bonvillian Sr. who died Aug. 13, 2003.
   Surviving are two sons, Rodney and Randy, both of Fort Recovery; three stepsons, Robert of Celina, Dick Jr. (Karen) of Fort Recovery, and John (Nancy) of Hartford City, Ind.; two sisters, Mary (Carl) Funk, Portland, Ind., and Martha (Jerry) Cowgill, Albany, Ind.; nine stepgrandchildren and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Susan Kay; two sisters, Dorothy Scholer and Shirley Collins; and a stepgreat-grandson.
   She was a graduate of the former Madison High School in Jay County, Ind., and had attended Indiana Business College in Muncie. She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, the Altar Sodality of the church and Daughters of Isabella Council 1810, all of Fort Recovery. She served as chairman of the churchÕs funeral luncheon committee for 20 years.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Paul Wohlwend officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 3-9 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
   Contributions can be made to Mercer County Community Hospital Home Health Care.

Macie Doty

Former Rockford resident Macie Jo Doty, 11, of Zeeland, Mich., died at 1:30 p.m. April 25, 2004, at DeVos ChildrenÕs Hospital, part of Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich., following a sudden illness.
   She was born Dec. 17, 1992, in Toledo, to Jeffery C. Doty, Rockford, and Carrie L. Facer Doty, Toledo. A stepmother, Bonnie Doty, also survives in Rockford.
   Other survivors include a sister, Jessika Doty, and a half brother, Michael Doty, both of Rockford; the grandparents, Jennifer and Dale Reutter, Zeeland, Charles and Roxann Facer, Wapakoneta, and Judy Brotherwood, Spencerville; and the great-grandparents, Doris Nye, Toledo, and Jack and Juanita Reutter, Colorado.
   Great-grandparents Charles Nye and June Facer are deceased.
   A fourth-grade student, she formerly attended Parkway Elementary School in Mendon.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville. The Rev. Ed Shadey officiating. Burial will be at Spencerville Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wilfred Homan

Wilfred S. Homan, 80, formerly of 1901 Covington Ave., Piqua, died at 6:55 a.m. April 24, 2004, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
   He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Yorkshire, to Henry and Elizabeth Thieman Homan. On Feb. 11, 1972, he married E. Rozella Meyer who survives.
   Also surviving are two brothers, Norbert of Sidney and Paul (Phyllis) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Betty (Aloys) Jutte, Osgood.
   Deceased are a brother, a sister, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law.
   He retired as a truck driver for Spring Creek Gravel Co. He attended Minster High School and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Archbishop McNicholas Council 3344 Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 614, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 523 and the Fish and Game Club, all of Piqua.
   Funeral Mass is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. James A. Hoffbauer officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Jamison & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service will be held there at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
   Contributions can be made to the Piqua Ambulance Fund.

David Prater

David J. Prater, 45, 888 Townview Terrace, St. Marys, died at 6:49 a.m. April 25, 2004, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born June 8, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas, to Delorse Prater, a current resident of Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys, and Robert Prater Sr., Vinton. Also surviving is a stepmother, Doris Prater, Vinton.
   Other survivors include a daughter, Karly of Mishawaka, Ind.; three stepchildren, Victor, Erin and Kelly Murphy; a brother, Robert Jr. (Pam) of St. Marys; and a sister, Deb (Bob) Otting, Minster.
   He worked as an automobile salesman until retiring due to ill health. He was a 1977 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
   Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia G. Minnick officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens near St. Marys.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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