St. Joe native Emma M. Bey, 88, 623 S. Main St., Ansonia, died at 1:50 a.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville.
` She was born May 16, 1916, in St. Joe, to John and Anna Lechner Lamm. On Nov. 29, 1941, she married Virgil Bey who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Leon of Dayton; three daughters, Peggy (Andy) Green, Celina, Susanne (Dennis) Barga, Ansonia, and Debrah (Ken) Liette, Union City; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Charles, Herman and Robert Lamm, and three sisters, Matilda Grieshop, Elizabeth Connell and Alvira Becker.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society, both of Greenville, and the Daughters of Isabella, Versailles.
Funeral Mass is 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. John White officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. A prayer service will be held there at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Contributions can be made to Ansonia Rescue Squad or the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary.
Paul Boyer, 80, 631 N. Spruce St., St. Marys, died at 11:42 p.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Rita J. Brunswick, 75, 62 S. Hanover St., Minster, died at 11:50 a.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
She was born June 24, 1929, in Fort Loramie, to William and Josephine Albers Eilerman. On Aug. 1, 1953, she married Richard H. Brunswick who died Feb. 15, 1991.
Surviving are three sons, Ronald of Spencerville, Daryl (Kay) of Perrysburg, and Randall of Minster; two brothers, Cletus (Delores) Eilerman, Columbus, and Ralph Eilerman, Fort Loramie; five sisters, Wilma Drees, New Carlisle, Edna Fullenkamp and Mary (Donald) Schwartz, all of Botkins, Leona Speck, West Milton, and Sister Marge Eilerman, Booneville, Ky.; a brother-in-law, Harold Goettemoeller, Botkins; a sister-in-law, Rita Eilerman, Fort Loramie; and five grandchildren.
A brother, Norbert Eilerman, and a sister, Delores Goettemoeller, are deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.
Harold Butler Jr.
Celina native Harold D. Butler Jr., 60, of Jackson Center, died at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 20, 2005, in the emergency room at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
He was born Oct. 1, 1944, in Celina, to Harold D. Sr. and Dorothy Martin Butler. On June 4, 1966, he married Mary L. Gray who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Jim (Beth), Larry and Jerry (Amanda), all of Jackson Center; his stepmother, Betty Butler; three half sisters, Mary Bradford, Wapakoneta, Marjorie Kay Jones, Sidney, and Linda (Ervin) Oakley, Celina; three stepbrothers, David (Phyllis) Reed, Piqua, Rick Snavely, Montezuma, and Charles Snavely, Huber Heights; a stepsister, Polly (Roy) Longsworth, Piqua; and seven grandchildren.
A daughter, Kathy, is deceased.
He had worked as a machinist with LeROI-Dresser, Sidney, and EMI Corp., Jackson Center. He owned Junior & Son Motor Sports and was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Montra.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Van Horn Funeral Home, Jackson Center, Pastor William Barrett officiating. The body will be cremated in keeping with his wishes.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dorena M. Knapke, 92, 8441 Bulcher Road, Versailles, died at 1:25 a.m. today, Feb. 22, 2005, at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Renee S. Lehman, 46, 1132 Kingswood Court, Celina, died at 6:36 a.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at her home. Death was due to cancer.
She was born Sept. 13, 1958, in Van Wert, to Carl Wilder and Valerie Wilder Laug. Her father survives in Oklahoma City, Okla., and her mother survives in Celina. On Aug. 26, 1976, she married Dale Lehman who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Casie (James) Allen and Abby, all of Celina; two brothers, Denny (Jane) Wilder, Celina, and Dean Wilder, Maryland; two sisters, Cathy (Russ) Krick, Convoy, and Shari (Jim) Brooks, New Haven, Ind.; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Clarabelle Lehman, Van Wert.
Deceased are her stepfather, Donald Laug, and a grandmother, Betty Sollazzo.
She had worked at Huffy Corp. for 20 years and at Windy Point Carryount in Montezuma for five years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Calling is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice or the Mercer County Cancer Society.
Arthur James "Art" McKenzie, of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, died Feb. 21, 2005, at Brandon Regional Health Centre.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Hilda Morden Sacher, and nieces and nephews, all of Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Memories Chapel, Brandon. Burial will follow at Brandon Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation.
Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre has charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published later.
Mary Frances Shiverdecker, 83, 1123 Kensington Lane, Celina, died Feb. 21, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in St. Marys, to Dale and Mary Jane Sutton Minckley. On Jan. 25, 1945, she married Jack Garman Shiverdecker who died Oct. 6, 1975.
Surviving are two daughters, Darlene (Ben) Basone, Maineville, and Amy (Steve) Wade, Celina; a daughter-in-law, Alice (Douglas) Cook, Celina; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Jerry Leroy, and four sisters, Ruby Mallory, Hazel Stain, Opal Vetor and Mildred Adams.
She was a homemaker and later became owner of Consolidated Heating & Plumbing following the deaths of her husband and son. A 1939 graduate of Ottawa Public High School and the Secretarial Institute of Detroit, she was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ladies of the Elks #2170, the Mercer County Sportsmen's Association and the Mercer County Council on Aging, all of Celina. She was a former member of the Golfing Association, past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 5713 and a former member of the Girl Scout Board of Directors in Lima.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church music fund.
Phyllis Woehrmyer, 85, 711 Oakwood Drive, Minster, died at 4:38 p.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Sidney, to Elmer and Mary Sherman Vogelsang. On Sept. 25, 1943, she married Earl J. Woehrmyer who died March 2, 2002.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Gary) Oldiges and Ann (Dave) Grossman, all of Minster; eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Deborah; a brother, two sisters and a grandson.
She retired from Elder Beerman and was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.