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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Dorothy Slusser

Former Chattanooga resident Dorothy Mae Slusser, 90, of Greenville, died at 10:15 a.m. April 27, 2004, at Heartland of Greenville Nursing Home.
   She was born April 18, 1914, in Van Wert County, to Evan W. and Cora B. Braley Davies. On Sept. 4, 1935, she married Leo H. Slusser who died in 1982.
   Surviving are a daughter, Frances Kay (Jim) Robbins, Arcanum; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Two brothers, Kenneth and Wallace Davies, and a sister, Thurma Kennedy, are deceased.
   She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, St. Marys. She was a member of Chattanooga United Methodist Church and its Ladies Association.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. John Wiltshine officiating. Burial will be at Venedocia Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church or Darke County CASA.

William Donovan

William J. Donovan, 82, 13819 Cornflower Court, Wellington, Fla., formerly of 118 Clearview Court, St. Marys, died at 7 p.m. April 23, 2004, in Florida.
   He was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Toledo, to William and Esther Cullen Donovan. On Jan. 2, 1944, he married Emma Laverne Johnson who is deceased.
   Surviving are a son, William of Wellington; a daughter, Anne (John) Maiboroda, Paris, France; a sister, Jean Ossenkopf, Warner Robbins, Ga.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter-in-law, Sharon Donovan, and a sister, Hope Nester.
   He retired in 1981 from District Seven of the Ohio Department of Highways. A 1940 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II.
   Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Charlotte Fogt

Charlotte Belle Fogt, 83, formerly of 1511 Myers Road, Celina, died April 27, 2004, at the Miller House in Celina.
   Arrangements are pending at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
  Everett Koenig
   Former Venedocia resident Everett J. King, 88, Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys, died at 7:30 a.m. April 27, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Sidney, to Emil and Bertha Sunderman Koenig. On Aug. 10, 1939, he married Dorothy Dickman who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Jerry (Laura) of Venedocia; three daughters, Beverly of Napoleon, Deanna (A. Paul) Hoadley, Charlevoix, Mich., and Karen (John) Koenig-Herman, Tipp City; two brothers, Paul (Janet) and Daryl (Louise), all of New Bremen; a sister, Joanne (Myron) Katterheinrich, New Knoxville; and two grandchildren.
   A brother, David, is deceased.
   He owned and operated Koenig’s Home Hardware and founded Flatland Supply Co., both of Venedocia. A 1933 graduate of New Bremen High School and a 1938 graduate of Ohio State University, he taught vocational agriculture in Van Wert County for a number of years. He was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church and the Lions Club, both of Venedocia.
   Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Wendy S. Pratt officiating.
   Calling is 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg Funeral Home, New Bremen.
   Contributions can be made to the church renovation fund or Brumback Library -- Venedocia Branch Fund.

Herbert Barhorst

Herbert B. "Herbie" Barhorst, 72, Rangeline Road, Russia, died at 5:35 p.m. April 26, 2004, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
   He was born July 19, 1931, in Fort Loramie, to August and Mary Herbert Barhorst. On May 1, 1954, he married Clarissa J. Aselage who survivies.
   Also surviving are two sons, Roger (Susie) of Troy and Ken (Mary) of Fort Loramie; six daughters, Judy (Bernard) Poeppelman, Patty (Dave) Goldschmidt and Carolyn (Chad) Gasson, all of Fort Loramie, Ann (Mike) Birkmeyer, Granville, Rose (Jeff) Schlater, Versailles, and Yvonne (Dan) Seger, Sidney; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Other survivors include two brothers, Joseph (Wilma) of Philothea and Clarence of Botkins; seven sisters, Clarissa Brinkman, Overland Park, Kansas, Charlene (Lavern) Schmidt, Montezuma, Doris Bruggeman and Marilyn (Ralph) Meyer, all of Coldwater, Dolores (Werner) Bruggeman, Maria Stein, Emily (Jack) Subler, Versailles, and Martha (Richard) Subler, New Bremen; and two brothers-in-law, Ivo Braun, Portland, Ind., and Edward Rethman, Sidney.
   Deceased are a son, Herbert James, and two sisters, Eloise Braun and Marjorie Rethman.
   He retired from farming and was a former rural mail carrier and Francis Manufacturing employee. He had served as a Loramie Township trustee and a Houston Rescue Squad trustee. He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, the Catholic War Veterans Post and Knights of Columbus Council 3890, all of Russia, and the Shelby County Trustees Association. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Frank Amberger officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8:30 p.m. today and 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie. The K of C will conduct a prayer service there at 8 p.m. today.
   Contributions can be made to Wilson Hospice Care or Houston Rescue Squad.


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