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Friday, June 4, 2004

Electa Brenberger

Electa "Marie" Brenberger, 92, of Centerville, died June 3, 2004, at St. Leonard's Health Care Center, Centerville.
   She was born July 4, 1911, in Darke County, to John and Cecelia Fleck Buehler. Her husband, William C. Brenberger, died in 1954.
   Surviving are a son, the Rev. Tom Brenberger, Celina; a daughter, Karen Marie (Gary) Reid, Beavercreek; a brother, the Rev. Paul Buehler, Carthagena; four granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
   Five brothers and two sisters are deceased.
   She had worked as head cook at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Dayton, where she was a member.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Tom Brenberger and the Rev. Paul Buehler officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton.
   Calling is 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home, Dayton.
   Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Unit at St. Leonard's Health Care Center or Hospice of Dayton.

Robert Clear

Robert G. Clear, 90, formerly of 901 Royal Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 1:40 a.m. May 24, 2004, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
   He was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Randolph County, Ind., to Frank and Hazel Sipe Clear. On May 30, 1947, he married Evelyn Hilgeman who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, John (Diane) of Hoagland, Ind.; a daughter, Judith (Robert) Cook-Clear, Lake City, Mich.; a brother, Frank Jr. of Greenville; a sister, Mary Rosenbury, Brookville, Ind.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Three sisters, Ruth, Fern and Jess, are deceased.
   He was the retired owner of Clear's Shoe Store in St. Marys. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served as deacon and a member of the building committee, American Legion Post 323, the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, St. Marys Outing Club (Idlewild) and Northmoor Country Club, all of St. Marys. A graduate of Wayne High School and Fort Wayne Business College, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   Services are 1 p.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Arheit officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
   Calling will be immediately before the Monday service at the church.
   Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
  Rachel Harris
   Rachael M.P. Harris, 18, 112 N. Pine St., St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. June 2, 2004, in a single-car accident on Ohio 29, north of New Knoxville.
   She was born Jan. 18, 1986, in Orlando, Fla. Her adoptive parents, Michael and Stephanie Kettler Harris, survive in St. Marys.
   Also surviving are four brothers, Jake (Tabitha) Krites, Clinton Cramer and Harley Thornberg, all of St. Marys, and Brent (Nicole) Hirschfeld, Berne, Ind.; three sisters, Heather (Brian) Prater, St. Marys, Julia Jones, Kissimmee, Fla., and Helen (Mike) Rammel, Rockford; grandparents Steve and Mary Kettler, St. Marys, and Tom and Anita Andrew, Celina; and great-grandfather Clifford Fetters, St. Marys.
   She was a 2004 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and had studied computer science in the Tri-Star program. She was employed at McDonald's Restaurant, St. Marys.
   Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Troy Greene officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Larry Houts

Larry Eugene Houts, 53, 751 Deford St., Celina, died June 3, 2004, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born July 29, 1950, in Celina, to Robert Houts and Sarah Bailey Sanning.
   Surviving are four sons, Brian (Katie), Keith (Tina), Kyle and Shane (Debbie), all of Celina; three daughters, Cathy (Kevin) Rumsey, Chrissy (James) Troglen and Tina Houts, also of Celina; a brother, Herbert Sanning, Tennessee; two sisters, Patricia Ann Combs, Celina, and Deb (Jose') Martinez, Homestead, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren.
   He was a truck driver for Koneta Rubber Company, Wapakoneta. He was a 1968 graduate of Celina High School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Rick Brosher officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens with military rites conducted by Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Heidi Thornburg

Heidi M. Thornburg, 18, 705 E. Spring St., St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. June 2, 2004, in a single-car accident on Ohio 29, north of New Knoxville.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.


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