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Monday, October 11, 2004

Mary Lou Hainline

Mary Lou Baer Hainline, 77, formerly of 1025 Motz St., St. Marys, died at 11 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
   She was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Coldwater, to William J. and Flora B. Snider Baer. On Oct. 17, 1948, she married William H. Hainline who died April 23, 1991.
   Surviving are a son, Dennis (Linda) of New Bremen; a sister, Iris Sell, Celina; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
   She was a 1945 graduate of Celina High School and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
   Private services are planned with burial to follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements.

Jerome Hoelscher

Jerome J. Hoelscher, 81, South Main Street, Fort Loramie, died Oct. 8, 2004, at his home.
   He was born July 16, 1923, in Fort Loramie, to Louis and Henrietta Hilgefort Hoelscher. On April 11, 1951, he married Patricia Pleiman who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, Mark (Liz), Jeff (Lori) and Tony, all of Fort Loramie, and Larry of Mason; a daughter, Becky (Doug) Thobe, Minster; six brothers, Albert (Lucille), Cyril (Marilyn) and James (Judy), all of Fort Loramie, Arnold (Mary) of Lima, Nicholas (Marlene) of Minster, and Nelson of Houston; four sisters, Juliana (Harold) Phlipot, Versailles, Armella Albers, Anna, Doris (Urban) Hoehne, Houston, and Marlene (Frank) Hoehne, Fort Loramie; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are an infant daughter, Beth Ann, and a brother, Paul.
   He retired as a journeyman electrician from Copeland Corp. A 1940 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, he was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, American Legion Post 355 and Esther's Morning Coffee Club, all of Fort Loramie. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.

Thelma Meeker

Thelma Lee Meeker, 72, 702 N. Augustus St., St. Marys, died Oct. 8, 2004, at her home following an apparent heart attack.
   She was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Neptune, to Miles and Edna Miller Figley. On July 17, 1955, she married Lewis Meeker who died April 26, 1995.
   Surviving are three sons, Lewis and Shawn (Peg), all of St. Marys, and Shane of Tulsa, Okla; a daughter, Kay (Bruce) Menchofer, St. Marys; two brothers, Lowell (Alberta) Figley, Rockford, and Glenn (Ruth) Figley, Celina; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Hayes-Albion Co. in Spencerville. She was a member of Hillsdale United Brethren Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 767, both of St. Marys, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Spencerville. A 1950 graduate of Neptune High School, she served as den mother with the St. Marys Cub Scouts.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Women's Crisis Center.

Gladys Mullins

Gladys Mullins, 71, 1925 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died at 3:33 a.m. Oct. 10, 2004, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Tatum, S.C., to John and Ella Croley Huggins. On Feb. 6, 1962, she married Billy J. Mullins who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Reuben Huggins, Austin, Texas, Ronald (Cheryl) Mullins, St. Marys, and Donald (Sharon) Mullins, Deltona, Fla.; two daughters, Deborah Vanover, Coldwater, and Cynthia (Timothy) Reed, Celina; a brother, John Huggins, Manteo, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   A sister, Doris Lacy, is deceased.
   She was a homemaker.
   Prayer service is 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ruth Schumacher

Ruth Schumacher, 65, 1716 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died at 2:10 a.m. Oct. 10, 2004, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, following an extended illness.
   She was born May 17, 1939, in St. Marys, to Virgil and Cecelia Cogan Keiber. Her first husband, Cliff Hanna, is deceased. On Aug. 31, 1991, she married Robert Schumacher who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Paul (Sherri) Hanna, Kenton, Tenn., and Tim Hanna, Henderson, Tenn.; two daughters, Sue (Hal) Lovelace, Celina, and Lorraine (Mark) Maire, Alpine, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Tami (Dwight) Dyer, Circleville, and Roberta Hughes, Circleville; and two sisters, Dorothy (George) Turpin, St. Marys, and Evelyn (Jim) Diericks, Radcliff, Ky.
   Deceased are a brother, Edward Cogan; a sister, Mary Zunk; and a grandchild.
   She retired from Huffy Manufacturing Co. and later worked as breakfast bar manager at Holiday Inn Express, Celina. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and Rebekah Circle, both of St. Marys, and the United Steel Workers Union.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

James Stanfield

James M. Standfield, 81, of Spencerville, formerly of Decatur, Ind., and Paris, Ill., died at 7:10 p.m. Oct. 9, 2004, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville.
   He was born April 16, 1923, in Larado, Kansas, to James Dennis and Lurah Matkin Stanfield. On May 5, 1943, he married Betty L. Burns who died June 8, 1996.
   Surviving are a son, William A. of Spencerville; a brother, Robert M. of Louisville, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Jeaninne Stanfield, Mount Carmel, Ill.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, John William and George Otto.
   He had owned and operated the former Spencerville Locker and Stanfield Super Dollar grocery store in Spencerville. A 1940 graduate of Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Ill., he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and past master of Acadia Lodge 306, Free & Accepted Masons, both of Spencerville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
   Services are 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. William R. Abram officiating. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 and American Legion Post 191, both of Spencerville, will conduct military rites following the service. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hoult Cemetery in Chrisman, Ill.
   Calling is 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held there at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
  Dove Wheeler
   Celina native Dove Wheeler, 98, of Lima, died at 8:10 p.m. Oct. 8, 2004, at Plus Health Care Center, Lima.
   She was born July 24, 1906, in Celina, to Sherman P. and Mary Louise Forney Fast. On June 4, 1927, she married Carl D. Wheeler who died Oct. 22, 1960.
   Surviving are a son, William D. of Lima; a daughter, Mary Lou Gast, Ada; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Martha Jane Valenti; a brother, Lee S. Fast; a sister, Ocie Meyer; three great-grandchildren and a stepgrandchild.
   She worked as a clerk at Gregg's Department Store in Lima for 27 years before retiring in 1979. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Lima.
   Services were 1:30 p.m. today at Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, Lima, the Rev. Richard Cook officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
   Calling was Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions can be made to Lima Memorial Hospital Renal Services.

Kay Wurster

Kay L. "Katie" Wurster, 52, 01666 U.S. 33, St. Marys, died at 4:37 a.m. today, Oct. 11, 2004, at her home. Death was due to cancer.
   She was born Aug. 2, 1952, in Celina, to Norman and Eloise Egley Carpenter. Her mother survives in St. Marys.
   Surviving with her husband, Clyde Larry Wurster, are a son, Curtis (Jeanne) of St. Marys; two daughters, Wendy Hance, St. Marys, and Denese (Mike) Norris, Columbia, S.C.; four brothers, Bill (Jamie) Carpenter, Jack Carpenter and Tim (Wanda) Carpenter, all of St. Marys, and Randy (Kay) Carpenter, Bowling Green; a sister, Kimberly (Larry) Eversman, St. Marys; and six grandchildren.
   She was a school bus driver and a Mary Kay cosmetics dealer, who received Queen of Court honors from the business is 1987, 1992, 1996 and 1998. She was a former member of the Nazarene Church and president of the Women's Association of the church. A graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, she served on the Welcome Wagon Committee from 1988-2002.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Missionary Church, Celina, the Rev. Bruce Head officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.


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