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Thursday, May 5, 2005

Lucille Crow

Lucille N. Crow, 95, 8119 U.S. 33, Neptune, died at 2:45 a.m. May 4, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Jan. 11, 1910, in Montezuma, to Mearl S. and Della Gilliland Selby. On June 28, 1934, she married Hiram Crow who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Hiram Eugene of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Etta Lou and Betty, both of Celina; and a sister, Gertrude Miller, Celina.
   Deceased are a brother, Wilson Selby, and three sisters, Rose Gilmore, Mabel and Thelma Selby.
   A homemaker, she had worked 12 years at TuWay Products, Rockford. She graduated in 1929 from St. Marys Memorial High School in St. Marys and attended Neptune Church of God.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Timothy Clutter officiating. Burial will be at Neptune Cemetery.
   Calling is 3-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Alice Fry

Alice Belle Fry, 82, 21719 Wetzel Road, Fort Jennings, died at 7:20 p.m. May 3, 2005, at Lincolnway Home, Middle Point.
   She was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Van Wert County, to Thomas G. and Noretta Mae Sweigart Rider. She married Francis M. Little June 1, 1947. Following his death she married the Rev. C.H. Wallick on Oct. 18, 1972. He also is deceased. On Nov. 11, 1977, she married Ralph William Fry who died Jan. 17, 2003.
   Surviving are a sister, Alberta Mae (Darrell) Clay, Mendon, and several nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are two brothers, Carl Murlin Rider and Harry Grover Rider, and four sisters, Mahala Rosetta Richards, Elizabeth Ireta Metzger, Anna Lucille Glass and Violet Grace Haggard.
   She had served as pastor at the former Center Church in Mercer County and was involved in pulpit supply in various United Methodist churches in the Defiance and Lima districts. A member of Grace Church in Middle Point, she helped with numerous revivals services and served as song leader and children's worker at churches throughout Ohio and Michigan.
   Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Cemetery.
   Calling is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Lincolnway Home Activity Fund.

Jennie Hole

Jennie L. Hole, 66, 6783 Janet Ave., Celina, died at 6:30 p.m. May 3, 2005, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville.
   She was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Wayland, Ky., to Charles and Harriet Waugh Lykins. On Jan. 21, 1957, she married Merrill Hole who died March 15, 1995.
   Surviving are two sons, Scott (Jane) and Kevin, all of Celina; a daughter, Dawna Koesters, Celina; and six grandchildren.
   A brother, Charles Fred Lykins, and a sister, Shelby Slone, are deceased.
   She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 28 years.
   Services are 1 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. today and after noon Friday at the funeral home.

Violet Johnson

Violet Marie Johnson, 82, of Centerville, died May 2, 2005, at her home.
   She was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Pocahantas, Miss., to Henry and Mable Swan Lichtenegger. Her husband, Vernon Johnson, died in 1978.
   Surviving are a son, Vernon II (Joyce) of Coldwater; four daughters, Barbara (Chester) Turner, Port Charlotte, Fla., Sharon Kingery, Celina, Diana Begley (Jim Kindrick), Tipp City, and Denise (Greg) Nelson, Kettering; two brothers, Charles (Geneva) Lichtenegger, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Harvey Lichtenegger, Mascoutah, Ill.; two sisters, Laverne Puchbauer and Arlysse Popp, both of Oakridge, Mo.; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   She retired from the Montgomery County Department of Human Services after 17 years and previously worked at Precision Rubber-Westwood after 21 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Charles Lathrem Senior Center, Hithergreen Senior Center and the Kettering Country Kickers and a former member of Westwood Lutheran Church.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Dayton, Pastor Douglas Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Tobias Funeral Home, Englewood.
   Contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Urban Kleimeier

Urban B. Kleimeier, 84, formerly of 1505 Nagel St., St. Marys, died at 2:45 a.m. May 4, 2005, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
   He was born April 21, 1921, in Dayton, to Benjamin B. and Clara Michaels Kleimeier. On Feb. 14, 1939, he married Martha Jane Adams who died Nov. 20, 1994.
   Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy (Ken) Schott, New Bremen; three grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.
   A son, Gerald Kleimeier, and two sisters are deceased.
   He formerly served as printing plant supervisor at Reynolds & Reynolds, Celina, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a former member of Kiwanis International.
   Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is after noon Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Charles Schmidt

Charles W. Schmidt, 79, 118 E. Walnut St., Coldwater, died May 3, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   He was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Auglaize County, to Vernon and Florence Blank Schmidt. A stepmother, Grace Sealschott Schmidt, is also deceased. On April 20, 1968, he married Mary Ann Manger who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, George (Heidi) of Austin, Texas, and Robert of Coldwater; two brothers, Vernon (Eleanor) of St. Marys, and Guy (Vera) of Celina; and a sister, Irene (Larry) Durkee, St. Marys.
   He formerly worked at New Idea, Coldwater, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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