Pauline Mae Eblen, 88, 1502 Queensbury Drive, Celina, died at 7:10 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at her home.
She was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Darke County, to George and Dessie Wogeman Bradford. Her first husband, W.G. Marbaugh, is deceased. On Nov. 13, 1976, she married Ray Eblen who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Bill (Doris) Marbaugh, Celina, and Allan (Sabrina) Marbaugh, Columbus; two daughters, Janet Cornish, Volley Beach, S.C., and Elizabeth (Bill) Stranges, Columbus; two stepsons, Keith (Jean) Eblen, Rockford, and Doug (Judy) Eblen, Celina; a stepdaughter-in-law, Pat Eblen, Antwerp; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a stepson, Richard Eblen; a stepdaughter, Susan Eblen; three brothers, Chester, Ernest and Willis Bradford; and two sisters, Verda Saint Myers and Lucille Bradford.
She retired from Reynolds & Reynolds in 1978 and was a member of the Church of God, Celina.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard Van Horn officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Community Hospital Home Nursing Care.
Valerie Marie Kiefer, infant daughter of Rodney and Melissa McDermitt Kiefer, 113 N. Perry St., St. Marys, was stillborn at 10:52 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Aiden Eugene, and the grandparents, Robert and Linda McDermitt and Patricia Kiefer, all of St. Marys.
A grandfather, Robert Kiefer, is deceased.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Dale Mangen officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Celina native Ray Livingston Kindell, 87, of Middletown, died Jan. 25, 2005, at Lebanon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 17, 1917, in Celina, to Benjamin L. and Eva (Winter) Kindell.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mary Kindell, Middletown; and a
niece, Mary Ellen St. John of Newark.
A brother, Carl, is deceased.
He had taught interior design at State University in New York and was known for his watercolor paintings which included numerous Celina scenes. A 1934 graduate of Celina High School, a 1942 graduate of the University of Toledo and a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, he had served in the U.S. Army during World War.
Funeral Mass is 1:30 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, Middletown, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.
Nicholas James Maze, infant son of William G. and Paula J. Rohr Maze, 11 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, was stillborn Jan. 20, 2005, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Brittany, Kristen and Taylor; and the grandparents, Jim and Muriel Maze, St. Marys, and Jim and Barb Rohr, Chickasaw.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating.
Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, has charge of arrangements.
Clara Alma Meier, 90, formerly of Maria Stein, died at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 26, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born March 1, 1914, in St. Rose, to Frank and Catherine Luttmer Piekenbrock. On April 23, 1936, she married Roman H. Meier who died Jan. 21, 2001.
Surviving are four sons, Donald (Linda) of Yorkshire, Richard (Patricia) of Fort Recovery, Stanley (Linda) and Roger, all of Maria Stein; three daughters, Alice Keefer, Maria Stein, Charlene (James) Platfoot, Bellefontaine, and Lucy (John) Steinbrunner, Coldwater; a brother, Werner (Joan) Piekenbrock, Centerville; a sister, Sister Agnes Leonides Piekenbrock, Salem Heights; a sister-in-law, Stella Piekenbrock, St. Rose; 17 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Cyril; a brother, Ed Piekenbrock; two sisters, Josephine Landwehr and Dorothy Hemmelgarn-Dean; and three grandchildren.
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Rosary-Altar Sodality and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, all of Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Former Willshire resident John E. Ridenour, 52, of Columbus, died at 6 a.m. Jan. 26, 2005, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, following an extended illness.
He was born June 16, 1952, in Van Wert County, to Paul and Edna Myers Ridenour.
Surviving are two sons, John D. (Tricia) of Rockford and James (Barbara) of Fort Hood, Texas; a daughter, Melissa (Chris) Miller, Berne, Ind.; a brother, Richard (Jane) of Portland, Ind.; two sisters, Aleta of Wapakoneta, and Sherly (Max) Knittle, of Willshire; and eight grandchildren.
He had worked as a driver at numerous trucking companies.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ind., the Rev. Randy Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to The Lord's Church, Celina.
Leon Daniel Schoch, 84, 109 Wild Cherry St., Celina, died at 3:35 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at his home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1920, in St. Joe, to Stephen and Margaret Reinhard Schoch. On June 20, 1946, he married Antoinette Link who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ken (Sandy) of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Rick (Carla) of Columbus; a daughter, Pam Muhlenkamp, St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Marie Wallace and Martha Smith, both of Dayton, and Katherine Zehringer, Fort Recovery; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son, Allen Joe; two brothers, Albert and Thomas; and three sisters, including Alvina and two infants.
He worked 30 years as a mechanic at Stokely-Van Camp in Celina and West Jefferson. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir for 32 years, and Knights of Columbus Council 1800, all of Celina, and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Celina and West Jefferson. He served with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Richard R. Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, St. Joe, with the American Legion and VFW conducting military rites.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina
Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice.
Margaret "Marge" Speck, 81, 1001 Ruby Lane, Coldwater, died at 4:25 a.m. Jan. 26, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born March 25, 1923, in Maria Stein, to Bernard and Anna Wendeln Zumwald. On June 7, 1947, she married Elmer Speck who survives.
Also surviving are a sister, Marie Luttmer, and a sister-in-law, Eleanora Zumwald, both of Maria Stein.
Deceased are two brothers, Louis and Alvin Zumwald, and a brother-in-law, Ben Luttmer.
She had been salary payroll supervisor at Frigidaire, Delco Air and Harrison Radiator in Dayton for 42 years and a member of the 25 Year Club there. She also was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality, both of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Philip Johnson, whose austere ''glass box'' buildings and latter-day penchant for incorporating whimsical touches in his designs made him one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, has died at 98.
Johnson died Tuesday at his home in New Canaan, Conn. -- itself one of his most important creations.
Johnson's work, which spanned more than half a century starting in the 1940s, ranged from the modernism of his home, a glass cube in the woods, to the more fanciful work of his later years, including the AT&T Building in New York, with its curved pediment that made it look like a giant Chippendale chest of drawers.