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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Donald Adams

Donald W. "Bill" Adams, 78, 8169 Deep Cut Road, Mendon, died at 8:05 a.m. June 23, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born June 26, 1925, in Putnam County, to Berl F. and Velma C. Davis Adams. On Feb. 21, 1957, he married Mary Lou Miller who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, David (Bonnie) of Rockford, Daniel (Laura) and Gary, all of Spencerville, and Thomas of Mendon; a daughter, Connie (Robert) Roof, Rockford; three brothers, John F. (Jean) of Mendon, Robert D. (Shirley) of Spencerville, and Kenneth Ray (Fran) of Ottawa; and seven grandchildren.
   Deceased are an infant son, two sisters, Ann Townsend and Elnore Jenkins; and a grandson.
   He was a farmer and a military veteran of World War II.
   Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery.
   Calling is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the JTDM Hospital Foundation.

Grace Brock

Memorial services for Grace I. Brock, 84, 227 N. Spruce St., St. Marys, are 2 p.m. Sunday at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Groff officiating.
   She died May 19, 2004, at her residence.
   Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements.

Joan Forrest

Joan A. Forrest, 84, of St. Henry, died at 1:30 a.m. June 22, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born March 8, 1920, in St. Henry, to Ferd and Mary Ward Rengers. On Aug. 24, 1945, she married Ellridge C. Forrest who died Nov. 24, 1989.
   Surviving are two sisters, Beatrice Howard, Eustis, Fla., and Kathleen O'Herron, Fraserrich, Mich.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.
   Private services are 10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Henry Cemetery.
   There is no visitation.

Jewell Gerwels

Jewell Gerwels, 537 Touvelle St., Celina, died June 23, 2004, at her residence.
   Arrangements are pending at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.

Paul Henschen

New Knoxville native Paul J. Henschen, 79, of Upper Arlington and Moorpark, Calif., died June 21, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
   He was born Sept. 19, 1924, in New Knoxville, to Adolph and Lydia Stienecker Henschen. His wife of 57 years, the former Norma Kuck, survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Greg of Gurnee, Ill., Jon (Jackie) of Maplewood, Minn., and Doug (Anne) of Harrington Park, N.J.; two daughters, Barbara (Dan) O'Brien, Worthington, and Nancy Patrick, Newbury Park, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth (Peggy) of New Bremen; and 11 grandchildren.
   Two sisters, Byrdell Talley and Marian Elshoff, are deceased.
   He retired as executive vice president of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, Pa. He also served as chief executive officer of Advance Schools Inc. and was a managing partner with Midwest Management Consulting Services of Price-Waterhouse & Company.
   He graduated from New Knoxville High School and Ohio State University with a degree in business administration. He served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 7-9 p.m. today at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Upper Arlington.
   Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville, has charge of local arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to the church or Arthur James Cancer Center, Columbus.


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