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Monday, January 24, 2005

Jane Cleckner

Celina native 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. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Nov. 30, 1954, in Celina, to Norbert J. and Anna Lee Borger Heckler. Her mother survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are a son, Jason of Mooresville; two brothers, Ronald J. (Donna) of Celina and Douglas J. (Teri) of Van Wert; and a sister, Carol A. (Steve) Bader, Celina.
   She was employed in the accounting department at Fischbein Corp., Statesville, and was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Mooresville.
   Memorial Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Tom Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   There is no visitation but a gathering is planned at church beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.
   Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to St. Jude's Cancer Research Center.

Ralph Grile

Ralph Dorwin Grile, 89, 3787 W. 200 S., Portland, Ind., died Jan. 22, 2005, at Americare Living Center, Portland, Ind.
   He was born May 22, 1915, in Jay County, to Christian Frederick and Bertha Stults Grile. On Oct. 15, 1938, he married Emma Helen Zimmerman who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Larry Allan (Beverly Ann) of Westfield, Ind.; a brother, Raymond (Nellie) of Portland, Ind.; two sisters, Thelma Valentine and Mildred Hall, both of Portland; three grandchildren and five great-granddaughters.
   A sister is deceased.
   He started hauling grain and coal in 1946, establishing Grile Coal & Trucking. He continued to operate Grile Coal Sales and worked 56 years in trucking business. He also worked for Sheller Globe Corp., formerly of Portland, and farmed west of Walnut Corner in Jay County. A minister with Central Yearly Meeting of Friends, he ministered to churches in Fort Wayne, Alexandria, Hagerstown and Monroe, Ind., as well as Friend's Home Church west of Celina from 1946 to the late 1980s.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home, Portland, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bryant, Ind.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Gideons International.

Andrew Howick

Andrew Kennedy Howick, 21, 224 Lynn St., St. Marys, died at 11:50 a.m. Jan. 22, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, following an extended illness.
   He was born April 24, 1983, in St. Marys, to Patrick and Karen Kennedy Howick. They survive in St. Marys.
   Also surviving are a sister, Elizabeth of Columbus; grandmother, Vonnalee Howick and grandfather LeRoy Kennedy, both of St. Marys.
   He was a junior at Ohio University in Athens, where he was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a 2001 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, where he had been a member of the golf team, Distributive Education Clubs of America and the National Honor Society. He had worked at the On Cue store during high school and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Tony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the St. Marys Community Foundation.

Lillie Tincher

Lillie V. Tincher, 83, 408 N. Front St., St. Marys, died at 6:19 a.m. Jan. 21, 2005, at her home.
   She was born Aug. 19, 1922, in St. Marys, to Lindzy and Goldie Goodwin Little. On Feb. 2, 1945, she married Roscoe Tincher who died Nov. 11, 1990.
   Surviving are three sons, Allen and Steven, both of Celina, and Rex of St. Marys; two daughters, Connie (Jim) Bricker, Oxford, and Bone Cotterman, St. Marys; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Pete Little, and two sisters, Genevieve Gibson and Agnes Little.
   She was a homemaker.
   Graveside services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kalida Cemetery, Kalida.
   Calling is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Paul Weirrick

Paul E. Weirrick, 74, Parker City, Ind., died Jan. 22, 2005, at Parker Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parker City.
   He was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Delaware County, to Merel and Beatrice Steward Weirrick. His wife, Shirma, died in 2004.
   Surviving are a son, Eddie W. (Dawn) of Celina; a daughter, Becky (Dan) Haggard, Parker City; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   A retired state highway department employee, he attended Farmland Friends Church, sang with the Disciplairs and traveled 12 years with the Teen Ambassadors.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Kris Sorensen officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Maxville.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. today at Thornburg Funeral Home, Parker City.
   Contributions can be made to the church.


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