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Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Edward Ayers

Edward Ayers, 74, Hemlock Street, Celina, died at 6:01 a.m. today, May 5, 2004, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   Arrangements are pending at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.

Donald Cencebaugh

Donald L. Cencebaugh, 74, 6746 Ohio 219, Montezuma, died May 3, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born June 10, 1929, in Mercer County, to Ermil P. and Marjory Palmer Cencebaugh.
   Surviving are three cousins, Betty Ann and Judith E. Palmer, both of St. Marys, and Nancy Palmer, Brooklyn.
   A brother, Gerald, is deceased.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating.
   Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donorÍs choice.

Jerold Link

Jerold "Jerry" Link, 62, 818 Echo St., Celina, died at 12:50 p.m. May 3, 2004, at St. RitaÍs Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born July 3, 1941, in Celina, to Leonard and Esther Homan Link. His mother survives in Celina. On Feb. 14, 2002, he married June Snyder who also survives.
   Other survivors include four sons, Jerold (Donna) of Mendon, Terry (Rosemary) Link, South Milford, Ind.; Randy (Trish) and Jason (Kathy), all of Celina; three stepsons, Jim Wagner, Celina, Steve (Stephine) Wagner, St. Marys, and Brad (Josie) Snyder, Burkettsville; a stepdaughter, Angie (Rex) LaRowe, Fort Wayne, Ind.; three brothers, Lenny of Los Angeles, Calif., John (Trish) of Tipp City, and Dave (Ann) of Celina; a sister-in-law, Judy Link, Arizona; eight grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
   A brother, Tom, is deceased.
   He retired from AVCO New Idea and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Celina.
   A gathering of family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the VFW Hall.
   Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to the VFW Scholarship Fund.

Regina Wann-Miller

Regina I. Wann-Miller, 68, of Rockford, died at 3:17 p.m. May 3, 2004, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
   She was born Sept. 22, 1935, in Osage County, Kansas, to Herald and Elizabeth Johnson Pierce. Her husband, Earl Miller, is deceased.
   Surviving are two sons, Hal (Bonnie) Wann, Berne, Ind., and James E. (Mechelle) Wann, Ravenna; a daughter, Rita (Dave) Putman, Rockford; and five grandchildren.
   She retired from Huffy Manufacturing, Celina, and had been a teacher in the Fort Jennings and Spencerville school districts. She also worked at the Motor Inn near Rockford. She was a member of Rockford United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 1292, Rockford, and the Women of the Moose, Celina.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Mike Berne officiating. Burial will be at Scipio Cemetery, Hicksville, at the convenience of the family.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Florence Steiner

Florence M. Steiner, 93, of Mendon, formerly of Delphos, died at 5:15 a.m. May 4, 2004, at her daughterÍs home in Lima.
   She was born Jan. 31, 1911, in Van Wert County, to Alva and Mary E. Markley Adams. On Oct. 30, 1933, she married Clifford P. Steiner who died Oct. 2, 1995.
   Surviving are two sons, Dale E. (Irene) of Wapakoneta and Jerry L. (Elaine) of Mendon; two daughters, Alice (Bill) Nichols, Lima, and Mary Lou (Bernard) Beckman, Delphos; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Weimert and Zelma (Robert) Henderson, all of Florida, and Betsy Steiner, Pandora; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren and eight stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Ernest Adams; a sister, Eunice Oglesbee; and a stepgreat-grandson.
   She was a homemaker and attended Ross Church of the Brethren, Mendon.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Glenn Masser officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to St. RitaÍs Hospice or a charity of the donorÍs choice.

William Suchland

Former St. Marys resident William Carl Suchland, 70, of Trotwood, died April 29, 2004, at his residence.
   He was born Oct. 6, 1933, in St. Marys, to William and Erma Sprague Suchland. In 1953, he married E. Janet Sorgen Owings who survives.
   Also surviving are a daughter, Jennifer; two sisters, Vonnalee and Mary Jo (Phillip) Pfenning; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Frances Suchland, St. Marys, and Cecelia (Robert) Carvalho, Columbus.
   Deceased are a brother, Robert; a sister, Evelyn James; and two brothers-in-law, Kennick Howick and William James.
   He was an educator for 30 years at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico, where he taught mathematics, served as dean of students, directed summer school programs and coached basketball. A 1951 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1959 with a bachelorÍs degree in education and later attended Bowling Green State University as a National Science Foundation Fellow.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton.


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