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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Leota Bollenbacher

Leota Lorena Bollenbacher, 92, 3601 state Route 703, Lot 84, died at 11:45 p.m. April 19, 2005 at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   She was born June 7, 1912, in Liberty Township, to Elmer C. and Lydia Emerick Baker. On Nov. 29, 1930, she married Homer J. Bollenbacher, who died Oct. 16, 1972.
   Surviving is two sons, Duane (Deb), Bluffton, and Leland (Sandie), Hattieville, Ark.; a daughter, Doris J., Celina; a sister-in-law, Anita Baker, Hudson, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, Arthur Baker; and two step-brothers, Gah Keim and Stewart Keim Jr.
   He was retired from Goodyear in St. Marys after 21 years service.
   He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Rockford, and the Mercer County Council on Aging Senior Citizens Center.
   Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
   Memorials may be directed to the church.

Forrest Hays

Forrest G. "Corky" Hays, 77, 337 N. Defiance St., St. Marys, died at 10:30 a.m. April 20, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born March 23, 1928, in Mendon, to Elmer and Ada Fry Hays. On Sept. 10, 1949, he married Margie Rupert, who died on Jan. 3, 2001.
   Surviving are four sons: Steve (Jennifer), Gary (Karen) and Jeff (Teresa), all of St. Marys, and Mark (Robin), Murrels Inlet, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
   Deceased are two brothers, Kenny and William; and two sisters, Kathryn Olds and Betty Roller.
   A retiree from Ford Motor Company, he had been a tool and die maker. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.
   Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home. Contributions may be directed to the church.

Rodney Morgan

Rodney Paul "Captain" Morgan, 48, Orange City, Fla., died April 9, 2005 at his home following an apparent heart attack.
   He was born Feb. 2, 1957 in Celina, to Luther Morgan and Maxine Morgan Tilley. His mother survives in Orange City.
   Also surviving is a son Scott, of Greenville, one brother, Dean Hatifield, Orange City; three sisters, Sharon Carl, Orange City, Garnet Mullins, Deltona, Fla., and Carol Prater, Wapakoneta.
   Deceased is brother, Larry D.
   He was owner of a karaoke business.
   Services were held in Orange City.

Marcella Reilly

Coldwater native Marcella R. Reilly, 92, Dayton, died April 19, 2005.
   She was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Coldwater, to Frank and Clara Shockman Stukenborg.
   Surviving is a son, William T. (Patricia), Kettering; and a daughter, Barbara A. (Raymond) Fredette, West Carrollton; a brother, Arthur; three sisters, Leona Knapke, Dorothy Buening and Pat Vondrell; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Fr. Robert Stukenborg, C.PP.S. and William Stukenborg; and two sisters, Margaret Schoenlein and Adeline Reigelsperger.
   She was a volunteer for 25 years at Mercy Siena Woods.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, the Rev. Dell Staigers officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
   Calling is 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Baker-Hazel and Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Dr., Dayton.
   Contributions may be made to Elizabeth New Life Center or Hospice of Dayton.

Paul Reitz

Paul J. "Honest Paul" Reitz, 88, formerly of Fort Recovery, died at 11:30 a.m. April 20, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Bryant, Ind., to Joseph and Veronica Klamann Reitz. On Oct. 25, 1941, he married Mildred King, who died June 29, 1999.
   Surviving are four sons: Allen (Nancy) and Harold (Phyllis), all of Portland, Ind., John (Delores), Redkey, Ind. and Mark (Brenda), Greenville; three daughters: Evelyn (Jerry) Zearbaugh, Portland, Rose Marie (Dennis) Scheumann, New Haven, Ind. and Diane (Victor) Villhard, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Louis (Donna), Dayton, and Edward (Millie), Coldwater; a sister, Rose (Pete) Baltes, Frenchtown; two sisters-in-law, Irene,, Celina, and Ruby, Dayton; a brother-in-law, Lewis King, Bryant, Ind.;15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are six brothers, Wilbert, Urban, Leonard, Walter, Harold and Andrew; and a sister, Mary Ann.
   He was retired from Teledyne Forge, Portland. He was a member of the Foresters and Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery.
   Service is 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bryant.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
   Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Edward Werling

Edward Joseph Werling, 69, Celina, died April 20, 2005, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
   Arrangements are incomplete at Cisco Funeral Home.


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