Sister Rose Hageman
Botkins native Sister Rose Marie Hageman, 93, formerly known as Sister Mary Austin, died July 12, 2004, at Maria Joseph Home in Dayton.
She was born Aug. 27, 1910, in Botkins, to Benjamin and Mary Koenig Hageman.
Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mary Hageman, Botkins, and Carey Hageman, Wapakoneta; seven nephews and five nieces.
Deceased are three brothers, the Rev. Joseph, Henry and Herman, and a sister-in-law, Susanna Hageman.
She received a bachelor of science degree in education from the Athenaem of Ohio, a master's degree from St. Joseph's College in Rensalaer, Ind., and a master's degree in educational administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati. She taught locally in Fort Recovery and Celina as well as Norwood and Miamisburg. She spent 25 years as a school principal and six years as diocesan supervisor at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Falls Church, Virginia. She retired in July 1973 to Salem Heights, where she was secretary/treasurer of the Sisters of the Precious Blood Childhood Center.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Precious Blood Convent in Dayton.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the convent.
Jeanette Mescher, 66, 1755 state Route 716, Maria Stein, died July 13, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Former Maria Stein resident Eugene "Gene" Rentz, 74, of Houston,
Texas, died July 7, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Mercer County, to
Henrietta Rentz. On Oct. 22, 1955, he married Edna Hartings
Also surviving are a son, Ronald (Georgette) of
West Palm Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Susan (Alan) Keisner,
Los Alamitos, Calif., Christina (Ash) Riad, McComb, Miss., and
Linda (Audencio) Alanis, League City, Texas; a brother, Gerald
(Carol) of Chickasaw; a brother-in-law, Howard (Ruth) Hartings,
Philothea; a sister-in-law, Ruth Rentz, Chickasaw; and 10 grandchildren.
A son, Richard, and a brother, Harold, are deceased.
He lived in Houston since 1965, working first as
a barber and then owning Gene Rentz Pest Control for more than
25 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Moore
Catholic Church in Houston.
Dolores A. Wilson, 87, 67 Southmoor Shores Drive, St. Marys, died at 3:40 p.m. July 13, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's paper;
Services for Pauline Poor were 10:30 a.m. July 12, 2004, at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Bruce Strine officiated. Organist was Jan Garwick.
Pallbearers to Fairview Cemetery, Celina, were grandsons Kent, Steve, Rod, Brian, Chris and Scott Poor.
Services for Susana M. Williams were July 8, 2004, at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Rick Brosher officiated.
Pallbearers to Calvary Cemetery were Jeremy, Christ- opher, Josh, Brian, Jorden and Justin Leonard.