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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Jane Cleckner

Former Celina resident Jane Ann Cleckner, 50, 329 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville, N.C., died at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 10, 2005, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, Statesville, N.C.
   Memorial services are pending at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.

John DeVilbiss

John William "Bill" DeVilbiss, 71, of Venedocia, died at 4:01 a.m. Jan. 10, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, from complications following surgery.
   He was born April 17, 1933, in Detroit, to Samuel S. and Olive E. Miller DeVilbiss. On July 6, 1950, he married Dolores J. Hanley who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Tom (Dorothy) of Spencerville and Jeff (Tammy) of Lima; two daughters, Linda (Gary) Reindel, Delphos, and Sue (Doug) Morrow, Van Wert; a brother, Samuel (Rhonda) of Spencerville; three sisters, Martha (Don) Caudill, Spencerville, Margaret Lambert, Lima, and Marilyn Allen, Napoleon; his mother-in-law, Hazel Hanley, Lima; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   A sister, Mary Ella, is deceased.
   He owned and operated DeVilbiss Egg Co. in Spencerville since 1968, worked part time as a salesman at Kinstle Chevrolet and sold real estate in Van Wert. He had attended Spencerville High School and was a member of Friends Church, Spencerville.
   Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. William R. Abram officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
   Calling ius 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Kidney Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.

Allen Flowers

Allen E. Flowers, 56, 1402 state Route 29, Wabash, died at 11:02 a.m. Jan. 9, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born Feb. 18, 1948, in Bluffton, Ind., to John and Florence Pegan Flowers. On July 25, 1970, he married Connie Kramer who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Allen of Ackerman, Miss., Craig of Celina, and John of West Chester; three sisters, Brenda (Corey) Starkey, Reynoldsburg, Florence (Darin) Koesters, Portage, and Kathy of St. Henry; two brothers, Harold (Sheila) of Hillsboro and Chester of Celina; four sisters, Carolyn Younker and Kathleen (Robert) Hone, all of Celina, Beverly of Montezuma, and Barbara (John) Frey, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 10 grandchildren.
   A son, Robert, is deceased.
   He was an employee of Chatt Home Restaurant, a member of Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and a U.S. Army veteran.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Paul Flowers officiating. The body will be cremated with interment of ashes taking place at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Wabash.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the Mercer County Cancer Society.

Cheryl Hoover

Cheryl Diane Hoover, 53, of Bedford, Texas, died at 1 p.m. Dec. 29, 2005, following an extended illness.
   She was born Nov. 29, 1953, in Beloit, Kan., to Ross and Violet Knarr Clingman. Her father survives in Alamo, Texas.
   Also surviving are a son, Michael (Deena) Clingman, Irving, Texas; a daughter, Fawnda Easterling, Bedford; two brothers, Vaughn (Diane of Hilliard and his twin, Daryl (Carol) of Pataskala; two sisters, Linda, (Steven) Howes, Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Patricia (Al) Bertke, St. Henry; a brother-in-law, Dennis Hays, Blacklick; and four grandchildren.
   Deceased are a sister, Donna Hays; and a granddaughter.
   She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Irving.
   Services and burial took place in Jewell, Kan.

Dorothy Meyer

Dorothy A. Meyer, 89, Hanover Street, Minster, died Jan. 10, 2005, at Fair Haven Shelby County Home, Sidney,
   Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Paul Wint

Paul K. Wint, 85, 11 Eastmoor Court, New Bremen, died at 12:42 p.m. Jan. 10, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born July 30, 1919, in New Bremen, to Ferd and Georgianna Eifert Wint. On June 17, 1941, he married Mary McClure who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Dennis of Philadelphia, and David (Mary Jayne) of Georgetown; a sister, Doris Evarts, Fort Wayne, Ind.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   A brother, LaVerne, is deceased.
   In 1946, he and his brother took over operation of Wint's Restaurant in New Bremen which he continued to own until retirement in 1981. A 1937 graduate of New Bremen High School and a 1941 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, he worked at Firestone Corp. in Akron before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, American Legion Post 241 and the Rod and Gun Club, all of New Bremen, and a U.S. Army veteran.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.


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