Former St. Marys resident Terry Bushong, 56, of Rockvale, Colo., died April 30, 2004, in an accident near Memphs, Tenn. The accident reportedly occurred while steel was being unloaded from his semitrailer.
He was born Nov. 24, 1947, in St. Marys, to Herbert Eugene and Ila Beth Chivington Bushong. His mother survives.
Surviving with his wife, the former Noreen Gross of Celina, are four stepsons, Tom and Tony Norris and Shawn, Matthew and Norman; and a brother, Ned Bushong.
A private service was held.
Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado had charge of arrangements.
Former Celina resident Joanne Ford, 64, of Hawaii, died May 4, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Celina, to Richard and Marcella Hemmelgarn. Her mother survives in Celina. Her husband, Kenneth Ford Sr., is deceased.
Surviving are a daughter, Deborah of Honolulu; four brothers, Ronald (Barbara) Hemmelgarn, Long Meadow, Mass., Edward (Janice) Hemmelgarn, Shaker Heights, Gerald (Cindy) Hemmelgarn, Indianapolis, Ind., and Joe (Carly) Hemmelgarn, St. Paul, Minn.; and three sisters, Virginia (Ivo) Klenke, Lima, Alice Hemmelgarn, Celina, and Marjorie (Douglas) Brookhart, Dayton.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Ned Johns, 79, of St. Marys, died at 8:45 p.m. May 9, 2004, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
He was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Auglaize County, to Clarence and Karah Grear Johns. On May 28, 1950, he married Fern Leffel who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Gary (Peggy) of Cincinnati; four daughters, Faye (Tom) Bartlett, Memphis, Tenn., Luanne (Harry) Davakos, Charleston, S.C., Jodi (Douglas) Goens, Shreveport, La., and Kathy (Steve) Frankenberg, New Bremen; a sister-in-law, Ruth Langsdon, St. Marys; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Two brothers, Dick and Myron, are deceased.
He retired as co-owner of Johns Furniture Store, which he operated in the community for 40 years. A 1942 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II.
He was a member of St. PaulÍs United Church of Christ in St. Marys, where he served as president of the consistory, the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce, where he had served as treasurer, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, American Legion Post 323, the Band Parents, Rider Rooters, Swim Team and the Friends of the Library, all of St. Marys. He also was a member and Golden Eagle with Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, also of St. Marys.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to St. Marys Community Library or the Mission Endowment Savings Fund of the church.
Charlene Schuck, 64, of Three Rivers, Mich., died May 8, 2004, at her residence. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born Aug. 2, 1939, in Hattiesburg, Miss., to Charles and Bernice Harris Bond. On March 2, 1958, she married Howard Schuck who died Feb. 21, 1997.
Surviving are a son, Dan (Tina) of Celina; a daughter, Debra of Three Rivers; a sister, Sue (William) Hodge, Dallas, Ga.; her father-in-law, Richard Schuck, Rockford; a sister-in-law, Susie Bennett, Chillicothe; and a grandson.
She and her husband owned Schuck Industries Inc. in Celina before retiring in 1997. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks and the Loyal Order of Moose, all of Celina.
Memorial services are Sunday at her residence.
Services for Florence McGee were May 10, 2004, at Lehman Funeral Home, the Rev. Kathleen Hayes officiated. Bruce Bair played the organ and sang.
Pallbearers to Swamp College Cemetery were D. Dwight and David Bair, Don Green, Jim and Kelly McGee and Orville Yohey.
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. Tapes of favorite music by singer Tony Bennett were played. A number of friends gave brief eulogies.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Ind.