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Monday, March 28, 2005

Ruth Dickey

Former Celina resident Ruth Hughes Dickey, 95, of Columbus, died March 25, 2005, at Wesley Glen Retirement Center, Columbus.
   She was born June 19, 1909, near Arcadia, to the Rev. Ellis Tilden and Rebecca Bowman Dailey. Following the death of her first husband, the Rev. G. Glen Hughes, she married the Rev. Edwin H. Dickey who also is deceased.
   Surviving are two daughters, Joan Brooker, Pensacola, Fla., and Glenna Chamberlain, Ann Arbor, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
   Two daughters, Gay Young and Rachel Stephenson, are deceased.
   A member of the United Methodist Church, she was involved in singing, playing piano and organ, and directing choirs. An Ada High School and Ohio Northern University graduate, her writings were published in "Christian Advocate," "Methodist Woman" and Response." She had served as a McKendree United Methodist Church visitor after moving to Columbus.
   Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley Glen Retirement Center. Burial will be at a Huntsville Cemetery.
   Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington, has charge of arrangements.

Roger Ellis

Roger Ellis, 66, 5730 Township Line Road, Coldwater, died at 3:03 p.m. March 26, 2005, at his home.
   He was born Jan. 2, 1939, in Springfield, to Robert B. and Mary E. Swords Ellis. His mother survives in Tipp City. On May 21, 2001, he married Michelle Lyme who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Randy of Virginia and Michael of Florida; three daughters, Lori Cummins, Troy, Kathy Bruns, Hillsboro, and Linda Brock, West Milton; a sister, Julie A. Ellis, California; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Karen Cisco, Celina; and seven grandchildren.
   He was a self-employed locksmith, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose and the American Legion, all of Celina, and South Shore Sportsmans Club.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, the Rev. Linda Dulin officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Zina Godfrey

Zina W. Godfrey, 82, 115 Wild Cherry St., Celina, died March 26, 2005, at his residence.
   He was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Guyan, W. Va., to Dewey and Violet Morgan Godfrey. On Sept. 8, 1947, he married Junie Toler who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Tonnie of Celina; five daughters, Zelda (Rex) Zizelman and Teresa (Glenn) Huston, all of Celina, Loretta (Michael) Knatz, St. Marys, Kathy (Willis) Fortner, Coal Mountain, W. Va., and Dinah (Louie) Walls, Verner, W. Va.; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Godfrey, St. Marys; a half sister, Betty (Bruce) Dorten, Princeton, W. Va.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Dewey Woodrow and James D.; a brother, Orville; two sisters, Ruth Maziarz and Goldie Walls; and a great-granddaughter.
   He retired from Red Jacket/Island Creek Coal Co., Coal Mountain, after 27 years and served with the U.S, Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a member of Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Revs. Rick Brosher and Larry Fries officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Elizabeth Harrison

Elizabeth Christopher Harrison, 49, 821 Rosedale Ave., St. Marys, was found dead March 24, 2005, at her home. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.
   She was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Harvey, Ill., to Arthur and Hazel Phlipot Christopher.
   Survivors include two brothers, Charles (Jan) Christopher, Aurora, Ill., and Michael (Maggie) Christopher, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Lucy (David) Mescher, Maria Stein; her stepmother, Noemi (Roman) Schaefer, Maria Stein; and a stepsister, Stephanie Christopher, Maria Stein.
   A 1973 graduate of Marion Local High School, she was employed at Big Sur Waterbeds, Columbus.
   Private services will be at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Louis Pfeffenberger

Louis Pfeffenberger, 87, 840 Dorothy Lane, St. Marys, died at 5:48 p.m. March 25, 2005, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born March 29, 1917, in Celina, to John and Mary Daly Pfeffenberger. On Nov. 15, 1937, he married Rose M. Axe who died Sept. 5, 2003.
   Surviving are two sons, Michael (Sandra) of Troy and Dennis (Sue) of St. Marys; a daughter, Karen (Michael) Showalter, Lima; a sister, Roseann Osterfeld, Coldwater; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Phil; a daughter-in-law, Judy; four brothers, Arthur, Linus, Albert and Alfred; and six sisters, Mary and Margaret, Irene LePage, Lucille Schmidt, Dorothy Lochtefeld and Erma Fifer.
   He retired as a machinist at Thieman Stamping Co., New Bremen. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for 30 years and a member of parish festival security committee, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, all of St. Marys. He formerly served on the St. Marys Civil Service Commission and in the Ohio National Guard.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Genevieve Willhoff

Genevieve E. Willhoff, 92, 603 Briarwood Drive, Coldwater, died at 9 p.m. March 26, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   She was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Coldwater, to Joseph and Mary Rahe Willhoff.
   Surviving is a sister, Anita of Coldwater.
   Deceased are three sisters and brothers-in-law, Clotilda (Earl) Willet, Lillian (Richard) Forsthoefel and Mary Thelma (Harry) McDonald.
   She retired as parts manager at Werling Motors and Willet Motors, both of Coldwater, and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, also of Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, has charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.


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