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Monday, November 22, 2004

Leola Doner

Leola Rosella Doner, 83, of Celina, died at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 19, 2004, at her home.
   She was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Liberty Township in Mercer County to Theodore and Minnie Brehm Bollenbacher. On Nov. 14, 1943, she married Robert Doner, who died in April 1990.
   Surviving are three sons, David (Karen) Doner, Oak Hill, W.Va., Wayne (Jan) Doner and Ken (Linda) Doner, all of Celina; two brothers, John Jr. (Jan), Willshire, and Ed (Joan), Rockford; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   She recently worked at Celina Area Visiting Nurses and previously worked at Amstutz, Sears and Celina Group. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Rockford, and a member of the church's women's fellowship. She was a member of Unity Grange 2116 for more than 50 years and served as a junior deputy on the State Women's Committee.
   Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. John Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses or to the church.

Sarah Finley

Sarah "Frances" Finley, 68, of Celina, died Nov. 21, 2004, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
   She was born May 11, 1936, in Cookville, Tenn., to Roy and Treva Martin Millsap. On Feb. 22, 1958, she married Charles Finley who survives.
   Also surviving are a daughter, Shawnee (Timothy) Ewing, Kettering; two brothers, Charles and Ronald Millsap, and three sisters, Bobbie Smith, Betty Sue McDaniel and Joyce Homemiller, all of the Dayton area.
   Deceased are her parents, Roy and Treva Millsap; two brothers, Roy Jr. and William Millsap; and two sisters, Juanita Ashburn and Ann Millsap.
   She was a homemaker and a member of the Grand Lake Snow Dreamers.
   Memorial services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
   Calling is after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Richard Frierott

Richard P. Frierott, 82, 7 E. Second St., Minster, died at 10:14 p.m. Nov. 19, 2004, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born March 24, 1922, in Minster, to Anton and Caroline Bornhorst Frierott. On Jan. 17, 1946, he married Edna Thieman who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Tony (Beth) of Minster and John (Jill) of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Elaine (Tom) Lolli, Columbus; and seven grandchildren.
   A brother, Harold, is deceased.
   He retired as co-owner of Ace Beverage Sales in Sidney and
  had been brewmaster at the former Wooden Shoe Brewery in Minster. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Orphan Society, Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Travelers Protection Agency, Civic Association, Athletic Booster and member and past commander of the American Legion Post, all of Minster. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical technician at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colo.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites by Minster Firing Squad.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-90:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Heart Fund.

Miranda Grubb

Miranda Roxann "Randi" Grubb, 25, 7075 W. Division Road, Portland, Ind., formerly of Decatur and Berne, Ind., died Nov. 20, 2004, of injuries received in a one-car accident on Highway 28, three miles east of Deerfield, Ind.
   She was born June 20, 1979, in Houston, Texas, to Samuel C. and Leslie A. Timmons Grubb. They survive in Portland.
   Also surviving are four half sisters, April C. Grubb, Indianapolis, Dawn R. Varra, Austin, Texas, Bethany F. and Christina Charity Grubb, both of Minneapolis; two stepsisters, Angel L. Myers, Portland, and Cara Muhlenkamp, Celina; and the grandparents, Sally Timmons, Portland, and Sam Grubb Sr., Hershey, Pa.
   A 1997 graduate of Bellmont High School, she was employed at Whirpool Corp., Greenville. She formerly worked at Tyson Foods in Portland.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home, Portland. Cremation will follow with the ashes to be buried at the convenience of the family.
   Contributions can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Vera Halderman

Vera H. Halderman, 76, 603 Black Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 7:42 p.m. Nov. 20, 2004, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born March 3, 1928, in Celina, to Wilbur and Mary Muter Fetters. Following the death of her first husband, Melvin Wolford, she married Lawrence Halderman who also is deceased.
   Surviving are four sons, Dennis Wolford. Cleveland, Don (Doris) Wolford, Celina, Dwayne (Janet) Wolford and Chester Halderman, all of St. Marys; two brothers, Clifford Fetters, St. Marys, and Bud (Patty) Schoenleben, Celina; two sisters, Ruth Ruwoldt, St. Marys, and Helen (Art) Thompson, Celina; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   A sister, Janet Fetters, is deceased.
   She was a homemaker.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near St. Marys.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edward Shupp

Former New Knoxville resident Edward Shupp, 62, 207 Pimlico Drive, New Albany, Ind., died at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 18, 2004, at his home. Death was due to an apparent heart attack.
   He was born Feb. 3, 1942, in New Knoxville, to Harold and Ruth Schellenberger Shupp. His mother survives in New Knoxville. On Sept. 18, 1969, he married Edna Allen who survives.
   Surviving are a son, James of New Albany; two daughters, Clara Miller, New Albany, and Pamela (Stephen) Aleman, Moore's Hill, Ind.; a brother, Dennis (Linda) of New Knoxville; and eight grandchildren.
   He retired from the Coca Cola Co. and later worked for the American Eye Institute. He had been a Boy Scoutmaster and a member of the Redman and the National Muzzleloading Association. He was a 1960 graduate of New Knoxville High School and a U.S. Navy veteran.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Knoxville United Methodist Church, the Rev. Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.

Holland Slone Sr.

Holland Slone Sr., 74, 2013 Chesire Drive, St. Marys, died at 6 a.m. Nov. 20, 2004, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
   He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Hollybush, Ky., to Lawrence and Elizabeth Triplett Slone. On July 8, 1953, he married Vera Tuttle who died June 16, 2003.
   Surviving are two sons, Holland Jr. (Peg) of St. Marys and Jimmy (Michelle) of Lima; three daughters, Kathy (Laban) Daniel, Sandra (Ed) Rhodes and Linda, all of St. Marys; two brothers, Charles (Margrete) of St. Marys and Wayne of Leburn, Ky.; and two sisters, Shirley (James) Wicker and JoAnn (Bob) Kantner, all of St. Marys.
   Other survivors include five brothers-in-law, Jethro and Glenn Tuttle, both of St. Marys, Doyle Tuttle, Pasadena, Calif., Cletis Tuttle, Moreno Valley, Calif., and Bobbie Tuttle, Atwanga, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Vonnie Sutton and Shelby (Ray) Roller, both of St. Marys, and Barbara Rhodes, Celina; and eight grandchildren.
   He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union. He attended St. Marys Missionary Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
   Services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Alva Daniel officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to Arthur James Cancer Hospital.


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