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Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Donald Armstrong

Donald W. Armstrong, 55, 62 Main St., Montezuma, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater of natural causes.
   He was born Oct. 27, 1949, in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, to Milo and Helen Nead Armstrong. On July 6, 1985, he married Kathy A. VanOrder who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Willard James (Jeanette) Crabb, Kentucky, and Joseph (Rebecca) Armstrong, Ontario, Canada; four daughters, Wendy Nadine of Ontario, Misty Dawn of Missouri, Katelyn Brittany Armstrong and Kieley Leanne Francis Armstrong, both of Montezuma; a brother, David (Joann) of Ontario; four sisters, Gail (John) Richardson, Doreen (Wayne) Melnick, Tracy (Mike) Jenner and Jenneifer, all of Ontario; and 12 grandchildren.
   He had received awards as a driver for Jevic Transportation in New Jersey and was a member of the Volunteer Fireman's Association in Brownstown, Mich., and Ontario.
   Private family services are planned.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, has charge of arrangements.

Eulalia Fox

Mercer County native Eulalia Martha Fox, 91, 3995 Cottingham Drive, Cincinnati, died at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 1, 2005, at Cottingham Retirement Village, Cincinnati.
   She was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Mercer County, to Theobald and Clara M. Anselman Baker. On Jan. 28, 1934, she married Harold Eugene Fox who died in 1975.
   Surviving are a daughter, Janis (George) Wilch, Cincinnati; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   She formerly worked at the Celina Public Schools for 17 years and also worked as a bookkeeper at the Mercer County Courthouse and Speicher's Dairy in Celina. She was an 85-year member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Celina.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Ralph Guarnieri

Ralph A. "Big Ralph" Guarnieri, 56, 114 N. Perry St., St. Marys, died at 3:32 a.m. Feb. 1, 2005, during surgery at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to an aortic aneurysm.
   He was born March 3, 1948, in Collingswood, N.J., to Ralph Sr. and Antoinette D'Allesandro Guarnieri.
   Surviving are his former wife, Ginni Rohrbach Guarnieri, St. Marys; a son, Dominic, and a daughter, Angela, both of St. Marys; a brother, Michael of Earial, N.J.; and his companion, Jane Brigham, also of St. Marys.
   He was the owner of WKKI Radio in Celina from 1992 to 2004 and for 27 years was known as "The Voice of the St. Marys Roughriders football team." He also covered and provided on-air commentary for many area basketball games.
   A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Levittown, Pa., he had attended St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, and New Community Church, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, the Revs. Doug Meyer and Bill Maki officiating. Private burial services will follow.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the Ralph Guarnieri Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Richard Keifer

Richard Keifer, 79, of Celina, died Feb. 1, 2005, at his home.
   Arrangements are pending at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.

Richard Kittel

Richard K. Kittel, 84, 515 W. Haven Drive, New Bremen, died at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 31, 2005, at St. Marys Living Center.
   He was born April 3, 1920, in Minster, to Karl and Elizabeth Toth Kittel. On July 3, 1954, he married Alice Rodeheffer who survives.
   Also surviving is a daughter, Lori (Neal) Hayman, Fenton, Mich.
   Deceased are a daughter, Debra Lynn, and two brothers, Louis and William.
   He retired as a draftsman at Midmark Corp., Versailles, in 1985. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Bremen, where he was involved in various activities and offices, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys. He served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
   Services are 7 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. The body will be cremated with burial to be held later at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is after 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of services.
   Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund or Joint Township District Memorial Home Health Care.

Goldie Meyer

Former St. Marys resident Goldie M. Meyer, 92, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Jan. 31, 2005, at Gateway Medical Center, Clarksville.
   She was born June 20, 1912, in Auglaize County, to Ralph and Martha Moser Felver. On June 23, 1930, she married Herman Slife who died in October 1970. In 1975, she married Walter Meyer who died in 1992.
   Surviving are a son, Jack (Peggy) Slife, St. Marys; a daughter, Martha Jane (Frank) Pawlowicz, Clarksville; a brother, Ralph (Sharon) Felver, Van Wert; two sisters, Lilly Herzog and Marva (Howard) Germann, all of St. Marys; seven grandchildren, a stepgrandchild, 15 great-grandchildren, a stepgreat-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren.
   She retired from Crown Equipment Co., New Bremen, and was a member of Community of Christ Church, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Bob and Don Deitsch officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Alicia Rodriguez

Alicia Rodriguez, 71, of Celina, died Feb. 1, 2005, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   Arrangements are pending at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home,


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