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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Harold Dilbone

Harold "Red" Dilbone, 90, 16634 state Route 116, St. Marys, died at 11:10 a.m. March 29, 2005, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
   He was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Mercer County, to Ray and Marie Pawn Dilbone. On Dec. 17, 1942, he married Anna Overley, who died Feb. 1, 1995.
   Surviving is a brother, Willard (Hollis) Dilbone, Mendon; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Shannon, St. Marys.
   Deceased are two brothers, Carl and Forrest, and a sister Freda Thomas.
   A retired farmer and horseman, he showed ponies for many years at area fairs. He attended Protsman School in Mendon and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as an MP in Europe during World War II.
   He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 767, Veterans of Foreign Wars 9289 and American Legion 323, all in St. Marys.
   Service is 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Drummond officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Gregor Evers

Gregor B. Evers, 91, 7097 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Maria Stein, died March 29, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Lowell Figley

Lowell B. Figley, 89, 135 Bay Shore Court, St. Marys, died at 3:35 a.m. March 29, 2005, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford.
   He was born Sept. 27, 1915, in Mercer County, to Miles and Edna Miller Figley. On Feb. 17, 1940, he married Alberta Richey, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Dennis (Paulette), Van Wert; two daughters, Diana (Larry) Hawk and Gloria Miller Exline, all of Celina; a brother, Glenn (Ruth) Mendon; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a sister, Thelma Meeker, one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.
   He was retired from Westinghouse, Lima. He was a member of Grace Missionary Church, Celina, and served with the Gideons in jail ministry.
   Service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Steve Howell officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 5 - 8 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions may be made to the Gideons.

Joseph Gehret

Joseph C. Gehret, 66, Houschilt Road, Yorkshire, died at 5 a.m. March 29, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
   He was born Nov. 24, 1938, in Frenchtown, to Joseph M. and Anna M. Mueller Gehret. On Nov. 16, 1963, he married Eva Mae Piekenbrock who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Ron (Mary) of Versailles, and Carl (Krista) of Maria Stein; two daughters, Lynn (Scott) Langston, Versailles, and Connie (Craig) McEldowney, Russia; and 14 grandchildren.
   Other survivors include seven brothers, Lawrence (Frances) of Fort Loramie, Alfred (Rose) of Anna, Paul (Bernice) of North Star, Urban (Irene) and Anthony (Madonna), all of Versailles, Edward (Mary Lee) of Willowdell, and Cyril (Margie) of Yorkshire; three sisters, Mildred (Virgil) Bensman, Versailles, Emma Rita (Dennis) Heitkamp, New Bremen, and Mary Ann (John) Kuether, Minster; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Louis) Grieshop, Versailles; and his mother-in-law, Stella Piekenbrock, St. Rose.
   A brother, Vernon, is deceased.
   He retired in 1998 after working 38 years with Winner's Meats, Osgood. A longtime musician, he entertained at area nursing homes with the "Moms & Pops" group and previously played with the former Gehret Orchestra. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, where he formerly sang in the choir and belonged to the Men's Sodality, St. Denis Knights of Columbus, Versailles, and North Star American Legion Post. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David L. Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery, Osgood.
   Calling is 2-9 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
   Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.


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