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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Catherine Dingledine

New Bremen native Catherine L. "Kay" Dingledine, 78, 2020 Ammon Ave., Lincoln, Neb., died at 4:30 p.m. June 20, 2004, in Lincoln.
   She was born Sept. 29, 1925, in New Bremen, to Clarence and Luetta Dammeyer Roettger. In 1947, she married Raymond Dingledine who survives.
   Also surviving are five sons, Raymond Jr. (Kitty), Mark (Peggy), Dana (Joyce) and John (Kaye), all of Lincoln, and Nick (Suzie) of St. Marys; three sisters, Marie Newman and Laverta Joyce, both of Sidney, and Lucille Rumpff, St. Marys; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   She retired as a supervisor with the Nebraska Youth Services Commission. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Lincoln, and a 1943 graduate of New Bremen High School.
   Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys, the Rev. David A. Heinl officiating.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to Holy Rosary School.

Samantha Graham

Samantha Jeane Graham, 14, 502 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 11:25 a.m. June 21, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. Death was due to cancer.
   She was born Sept. 17, 1989, in Lima, to Maurice Andrew and Deborah Dawn Faulder Graham. They survive in St. Marys.
   Also surviving are two brothers, Blade Andrew and Logan Maurice, and a sister, Ashley Mae, all at home; and the grandparents, Arlene Graham, Wapakoneta, Maurice Graham, Toledo, and the Rev. Donald and Betty Faulder, Jackson Center.
   The girl, who was the subject of fund-raising activities and newspaper stories, was a student at McBroom Junior High School in St. Marys, where she sang with the eighth-grade choir. She was a member of Indian Lake Baptist Church.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Revs. Don Faulder and Ron Spurgeon officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Odelia Miller

Former Mercer County resident Odelia A. Miller, 97, Redwood Road, North Liberty, Ind., died May 29, 2004, at Lakeville Extended Care Facility in Lakeville, Ind.
   She was born Aug. 9, 1906, in St. Joe, to Joseph and Theresa Hemmelgarn Steinbrunner. Her husband, Wendelin native Henry Miller, is deceased.
   Surviving are a daughter, Pauline T. Ridgway, North Liberty, and a sister, Agnes B. LeFevre, Fort Recovery.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Walkerton.
   Hanley & Sons Funeral Home Southwest Chapel, South Bend, Ind., had charge of arrangements.

Marcella Short

Marcella Mary Short, 100, 303 N. Second St., Coldwater, died at 9:09 a.m. June 22, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born June 14, 1904, in Frenchtown, to Celeste and Julie Didier Francis. On Feb. 24, 1924, she married William J. Short who is deceased.
   Surviving are a daughter, Martha Knapschaefer, Coldwater; two daughters-in-law, Alberta Short, Newark, and Mary Ann Short, Reading, Pa.; 17 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, William F. and John; a son-in-law, Hugo Knapschaefer, and nine brothers and sisters.
   She retired from the former Buckeye Apparel and had worked as a seamstress at the former Romer's Department Store, both of Coldwater. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality and St. John's Auxilliary, all of Coldwater. She also worked as a private seamstress for 50 years.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to Mercer County Community Hospital Home Health.


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