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Monday, May 10, 2004

Eleanor Dininger

Celina native Eleanor L. Dininger, 91, 1275 Northview Drive, Greenville, the Oakley House, died at 5:43 a.m. May 8, 2004, at her residence.
   She was born June 6, 1912, in Celina, to Henry and Clara Overman Luebke. On Sept. 25, 1943, she married J.R. Dininger who is deceased.
   Surviving is a daughter, Barbara (Ronald) Rice of Greenville; a brother, Herbert Luebke, Greenville; a sister, Mary Grieshop, Osgood; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Robert and Edward Luebke, and an infant brother, Joseph Luebke.
   She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, Greenville, and its Ladies Rosary Altar Society, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She also was a member of Darke County Farm Bureau.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Glen Perin officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is today from 5-8 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, where a prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Darke County.

Frankie Fisher

Frankie J. Fisher, 76, 14693 Lambert Road, St. Marys, died at 4:30 p.m. May 8, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born April 1, 1928, in Pineville, Ky., to Arthur and Pearlie Chastine Engle. On July 20, 1946, she married Darrell Fisher, who died Sept. 30, 1992.
   Surviving are three sons, Glenn (Linda) of Elida, Dean of Union City, Tenn., and Dan (Candes) of St. Marys; a daughter, Delilah (Jerry) Klosterman, St. Marys; 12 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild.
   Deceased are a sister, Pauline Engle, and two daughters-in-law, Debra Rhoades and Brooke Anne McIntire Fisher.
   She was a homemaker and was retired from Kmart in St. Marys. She was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, Hawthorne Chapter #119, Order of Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars post 9289 and American Legion post 323 Auxiliaries, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 767, all of St. Marys, and Celina Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge Auxiliary.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Groff officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
   Contributions can be made to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Home Health, St. Marys, or to the donorÍs choice.

Ned Johns

Ned E. Johns, 78, 1427 White Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 8:45 p.m. May 9, 2004, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys.
   Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Juanita Keeton

Juanita Keeton, 67, 419 N. Holly Lane, Rockford, died at 6:20 p.m. May 7, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born May 11, 1936, in Morgan County, Ky., to William H. and Clara Johnson Keeton.
   Surviving are a daughter, Marie of Celina; a sister, Ruth Copas, Columbus; a stepbrother, Vencil Selvage of Chicago, Ill.; caregivers, Sharon and Nelson White, St. Marys; and three grandchildren.
   Services were held at 3 p.m. today at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Mark Wakeland officiating. Burial is at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg.

Joan Kyburz

Joan L. Kyburz, 55, 05355 Ohio 274, New Bremen, died at 6:54 p.m. May 7, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Sept. 4, 1948, in Sidney, to Albert and Gertrude Egbert Kyburz.
   Survivors are two brothers, William Waterman and Russell (Pauline) Kyburz, all of New Bremen; two sisters, Evelyn Fisher, Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Shirley (Edward) Dicke, Minster.
   She was a licensed beautician and formerly worked at Marwel Products Co., Fort Loramie. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Kettlersville.
   Services will be held at a later date.
   Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.

Guinevere Pingry

Guinevere Pingry, 86, formerly of Bryant, Ind., died May 7, 2004, at Americare Living Center, Portland, Ind.
   She was born Jan. 13, 1918, in Jay County, to Lee and Opal Anderson Hunt. On Dec. 5, 1940, she married Hesper Pingry who died in 1969.
   Survivors are two daughters, Patricia Bickel, Bryant, and Lea Ann Kable, Rockford; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and worked several years at the Downtown Meat Market in Bryant. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bryant.
   Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, the Rev. Mark Strietelmeier officiating. Burial is at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Grant Routson

Grant W. Routson, 79, 6041 Nagy Road, Celina, formerly of Piqua, died at 3:45 p.m. May 7, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born April 27, 1925, in Covington, to Willard and Mae Byrd Routson. On April 8, 1947, he married Alice M. Goettemoeller who survives.
   Other survivors are a son, Michael (Jean) of Piqua; two daughters, Marcia (Joseph) Mikolajewski, Piqua, and Pamela Yearsley, Tipp City; three sisters, Elnora Long, Dayton, Fern Hamiel, Vandalia, and Ruth (James) Subler, Covington; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   He retired as an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Company in the Piqua and Bradford area. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion posts in Piqua and Coldwater, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose and South Shores Sportsman Club, all of Celina, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 4874 of Piqua.
   A graduate of Piqua Central High School, he was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, where he served as usher for 18 years. He also played bass in several area orchestras.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, the Rev. Angelo C. Caserta officiating. Burial with military honors by the Piqua VFW post is at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, where a prayer service will be held at 3 p.m.
   Contributions can be made to Lehman Catholic High School, Troy Christian School or Montezuma Fire Department.
   Frank Ayers
   Services for Frank Edwin "Ed" Ayers were held at 10 a.m. May 8, 2004, at St. PaulÍs United Methodist Church, Celina, the Rev. Kathleen Hayes officiated. Organist Sharon Chaney was accompanied by soloist Emily Spencer.
   Military honors were held at the graveside by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts of Celina.
   Pallbearers to North Grove Cemetery, Celina, were Phil Piper, S.F. Everman, Todd Edwards, Charles D. Ayers, Gene Riesen, Rodger Kittle, George Jeffries and Steven Schneider.
   Honorary pallbearers were Dick Smith and Don Florence.
   Funeral arrangements were handled by Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
  Regina Wann-Miller
   Services for Regina I. Wann-Miller were held at 10:30 a.m. May 7, 2004, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Mike Berne officiated. Soloist was Tony Bennett.
   Graveside services will be held at a later date at Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Ind.


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