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Thursday, July 29, 2004

George Armstong

George A. "Pete" Arm- strong, 61, 608 E. Spring St., St. Marys, died at 11:45 a.m. July 28, 2004, at St. Marys Living Center. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born April 19, 1943, in Allen County, to Mildred Prine Armstrong. She survives in St. Marys.
   Also surviving are three brothers, Jim (Mary) of Wapakoneta, Grover (Wanda) of St. Marys, and Joseph (Shelly) of Cartersville, Ga.
   A 1962 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, he had served as a police officer in Tampa, Fla., prior to being shot and disabled in the line of duty during a traffic stop Dec. 25, 1968.
   Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos.
   Contributions can be made to Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76.

Ivan Fox

Ivan D. Fox, 77, 533 Bristol Drive, Apt. 41, Geneva, Ind., died at 7:50 p.m. July 27, 2004, at Chalet Village Health Care Center in Berne, Ind.
   He was born April 2, 1927, in Adams County, Ind., to Milo and Mary Edith Hirschy Fuchs.
   Surviving are two sons, Ted (Pam) of St. Marys and Roger of Portland, Ind.; two daughters, Nona (George) Boice, Bryant, Ind., and Cheri (Doug) Dunlapp, Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Herman Fox, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Delbert Fuchs, Monroe, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a twin sister, Irene Burkholder, and a grandson.
   He was a retired farmer who had attended Kimsey School.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, the Rev. Paul VanCise officiating. Burial will follow at M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne.
   Calling is 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Famy Hospice of Northeast Indiana.

Helen Klosterman

Helen E. Klosterman, 88, 255 Touvelle St., Celina, died at 8:20 p.m. July 28, 2004, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born Jan. 25, 1916, in St. Anthony, to John and Ida Sudhoff. On Oct. 22, 1940, she married Ralph Klosterman who died Jan. 10, 1981.
   Surviving are a son, James (Kathy) of Oxford; two daughters, Joan (Rex) Carr, Celina, and Jane (Frank) Monturo, Centerville; two brothers, Walter Sudhoff, St. Anthony, and the Rev. Leonard Sudhoff, St. Charles Center, Carthag- ena; a sister, Bernice Uhlenhake, Celina; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   A brother, Werner Sudhoff, and a sister, Mildred Sudhoff, are deceased.
   She worked 20 years in the fabric department at J.C. Penney in Celina. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Altar-Rosary Society and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, all of Celina.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the church restoration fund.

Connie Shaw

Celina native Connie K. Shaw, 62, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died July 27, 2004, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Death was due to complications from multiple sclerosis.
   She was born Oct. 11, 1941, in Celina, to Gordon and Ruth Runyon Smelser. Her mother survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are her husband, Perry Shaw, Craigsville, W. Va.; her first husband, David D. Rohyans, Fort Wayne; two sons, Paul (Amy) Rohyans, Marysville, and Mark Rohyans, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Christine (Chris) Myers, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Larry (Adele) Smelser, Celina, Tim Smelser, Summersville, S.C., and Steve Smelser, Winchester, Ind.; a sister, Susie (Jeff) Hoenie, Celina; and three grandchildren.
   She had worked 10 years as a claims processor with Lincoln Life Insurance Co.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial will follow at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
   Calling is 3-6 and 8-10 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Charles Thompson

Charles "Chuck" Ambert Thompson, 71, of McAllen, Texas, died at 4 a.m. July 28, 2004, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.
   He was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Van Wert County, to Virgil Don and Pearl Fay Speakman Thompson.
   Surviving with his wife, Esther, are three sons, Charles (Shari) of Fort Thomas, Ky., Mitchell of Van Wert, and Christopher (Holly) of Hilliard; three daughters, Lori of Columbus, Lizbeth (Mark) Good, Eliot, Maine, and Laura of Chicago, Ill.; two stepsons, Randy and Michael; two stepdaughters, Denise and Debra; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
   A brother, Robert, is deceased.
   He retired from Sprint Inc. after 50 years of service in construction, troubleshooting and supervision in Van Wert County, Rockford and Lima. He spent 13 years as manager of the Rockford Telephone Co. during the 1950s and 1960s. He spent the last 10 years overseeing the installation of fiber optic cable coast to coast.
   He was a 1951 graduate of Middle Point High School, where he played basketball with the Polar Bears and later with the Middle Point Equity Elevator team. He served in the U.S. Army as a demolitions expert during the Korean War.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Sharon Stonerock officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Creek Cemetery, Haviland, with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts of Van Wert.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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