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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Bevon Baugher

Bevon E. Baugher, 82, 338 Leisure Lane, Celina, formerly of Piqua, died at 2:46 a.m. Nov. 22, 2004, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
   He was born July 28, 1922, in Piqua, to Andrew and Elmira Smith Baugher. His wife, the former Rosemarie Craft, died Feb. 14.
   Surviving are a son, Larry (Candace) of Troy; a daughter, Karen Nicholas, Troy; a brother, Herschel of Florida; two sisters, Opal Fogt, Piqua, and Maxine Mertz, Troy; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Dillon and Forrest, and two sisters, Goldie Rohr and Valla Gish.
   He retired from the St. Marys Power Plant after previously working as an engineer at the Piqua Municipal Power Plant. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 614 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4874, both of Piqua, and American Legion Post 210, Celina. He attended Piqua City Schools and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
   Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, the Rev. James C. Wilson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
   Calling is after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc.

Harold Bigelow

Harold D. Bigelow, 87, formerly of Columbia Street, St. Marys, died Nov. 22, 2004, at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Care Center, Hot Springs, Ark.
   He was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Spencerville, to Madison D. and Sarah J. Sampson Bigelow.
   Surviving are a son, Larry (Julie) of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Cindy (Greg) Snyder, St. Marys; a brother, Bill of Ellington, Wash.; a sister, Mabel Detrick, Allentown, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Mary Bigelow, St. Marys; his former wife, Eva B. Brown Carver, St. Marys; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Harley; a sister, Luella; and a half brother, Norman Sampson.
   He retired as a carpenter with Kessler Builders and also worked as a backhoe operator for the city of St. Marys. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial with military rites will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
   Calling is after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Florentine Gehle

Florentine Esther Gehle, 93, 311 S. Market St., Coldwater, died at 12:20 a.m. today, Nov. 23, 2004, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   She was born July 30, 1911, in New Weston, to John and Mary Anna Gugenbiller Schmitz. On Dec. 1, 1934, she married Edward Herman Gehle who died April 5, 1982.
   Surviving are a brother, Bernard Schmitz, and a sister, Anna Pottkotter, both of Coldwater.
   Two sisters, Rose Verhoff and Pauline Kesner, are deceased.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality and St. Cecelia Knights of St. John Auxiliary, all of Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.


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