Helen E. Adams, 94, formerly of 227 N. Pear St., St. Marys, died Dec. 13, 2004, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta.
She was born July 11, 1910, in Auglaize County, to Samuel and Cynthia Elizabeth Kuhns Blakely. On May 12, 1934, she married John R. Adams who died May 24, 1971.
Surviving are a grandson, Brian (Cynthia) Schmieder, New Bremen; two great-grandchildren and a nephew.
Deceased are a daughter, Judith Pfeffenberger; three brothers, Luther, Roland and Phillip Blakely; and two sisters, Mary Glick and Hazel Logan.
She retired from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, where she had worked in the dietary and laundry departments for 30 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a graduate of Memorial High School, both of St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zion Lutheran chapel, the Rev. William Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Bernice R. Kremer, 77, 222 Kenneth Drive, St. Henry, died at 4:42 a.m. Dec. 11, 2004, at Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in St. Sebastian, to Alfred and Martha Deppen Niekamp. On Nov. 23, 1948, she married Mark Kremer who survives.
Also surviving are seven sons, Fred (Mary) and Gary (Ginny), all of Maria Stein, Terry (Sue), Roger (Deb), Jay (Michelle) and Doug (Deb), all of St. Henry, and Allan (Deb) of Celina; and five daughters, Vickie (Tom) Siegrist and Kay (Chuck) Overman, all of Fort Recovery, Lois (Greg) Siefring and Lisa (Tom) Severt, all of Coldwater, and Deb (Roger) Huelskamp, St. Henry.
Other survivors include five brothers, Cyril (Roberta) and Michael (Brenda) Niekamp, all of Celina, Larry (Betty) Niekamp, Minster, Maurice (Diane) Niekamp, New Bremen, and Dale (Shirley) Niekamp, Coldwater; three sisters, Ruth (Evart) Dorsten, Celina, Anita (Joe) DeLellis, Centerville, and Janet (Ed) Imwalle, Vandalia; a sister-in-law, Audrey Niekamp, Chickasaw; 39 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Don Niekamp; a sister, Doris Niekamp; and four grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and St. Monica Ladies Sodality, Carthagena.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Henry church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Carthagena.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Paul G. Regedanz, 47, of Spencerville, died at 11:10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2004, after becoming ill while on his truck delivery route near Mansfield. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born May 12, 1957, in Lima, to Harry C. and Margaret E. Koenig Regedanz. On June 30, 1984, he married Debra Sue Fairburn who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Aaron S., and a daughter, Ashley N., both at home; a brother, Terry R. (Jerri) of Spencerville; a sister, Judy E. (Bob) Roberts, Bellefontaine; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Emily Fairburn, Spencerville.
He had been employed as a route driver for K. & M. Tire Co. in Delphos the past two years. He previously worked at Reliable Buffing Co. in Spencerville, Airfoil-Textron Corp. in Lima, New Idea in Coldwater and Crown Control Co. in New Knoxville. He was a graduate of Spencerville High School.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Tom Shobe officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Beatrice May Severns, 80, 6082 Mercer Road, Mendon, died at 1:20 a.m. Dec. 13, 2004, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born May 28, 1924, in Mercer County, to William and Bessie Carmichael Rasawuhr. On June 29, 1941, she married Robert Severns who died Jan. 11, 1987.
Surviving are a son, Jack (Carol) of Mendon; a sister, Audrey Haws, Dayton; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Ralph Rasawuhr and John Pichon; and three sisters, Thelma Smith, Melba Lare and Evelyn Marbaugh.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina.
Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Douglas R. Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.
Contributions can be made to the Ohio Parkinson's Foundation.
Mary Louise Sielschott
Mary Louise "Sis" Sielschott, 84, 8168 U.S. 127, Celina, died Dec. 13, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Rockford, to Charles Elton and Pearl Baird Hawk. On Feb. 11, 1941, she married Edgar W. Sielschott who is deceased.
Surviving are a son, Larry (Sandy) of Celina; a daughter, Gail (Alvin) Fennig, Decatur, Ind.; a sister, Edith Hayes, Celina; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are seven brothers, Carl, A.J., Rex, Reid, Gordon, William and Paul Hawk; and a sister, Naomi Forlow.
She retired from Grapner Shoes in Celina after 25 years and then worked 10 years at Wal-Mart. She served as the Celina Welcome Wagon representative for 30 years. She graduated from Rockford High School and was a former member of the 500 Club and a current member of St. John Lutheran Church, both of Celina.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Brenda K. Swain, 55, 619 Devonshire Drive, Celina, died at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 13, 2004, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Death was due to natural causes.
She was born July 31, 1949, in Celina, to Eugene and Faye Davis. Her husband, James Swain, died in August 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Tina) and James, all of Celina; a daughter, Wendy, also of Celina; a sister, Jan (Merle) Black, Celina; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A brother, Darst Davis, is deceased.
She had worked at Relizon in Coldwater and Huffy in Celina. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Loyal Order of Moose, American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, all of Celina.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Mark Wakeland officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Services for Osie Beougher were 11 a.m. Dec. 13, 2004, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Steve Clayton officiated. Organist was Connie Hamrick and grandson Mark Beougher gave a reading.
Pallbearers to Otterbein Cemetery were Timothy and Mark Beougher, Ronald and Douglas Heckler, Kyle Quigg and Floyd Anspaugh.