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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Victor Metzger

Victor A. Metzger, 84, 224 Gwendolyn St., Fort Recovery, died at 2:45 a.m. this morning, May 12, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. Funeral arrangements are pending at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Madeline Rodeheffer

Madeline K. Rodeheffer, 83, formerly of 06299 New Bremen-New Knoxville Road, New Knoxville, died at 7:59 a.m. May 11, 2005, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys.
   She was born July 11, 1921, in Celina, to George H. and Lola E. Bollenbacher Sielschott. On June 25, 1955, she married Carl W. Rodeheffer who died May 22, 1990.
   Surviving are a son, Craig (Marcia) of Canton, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Snyder, New Knoxville; three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are a brother, Gene Sielschott, and a grandchild.
   She was retired from New Knoxville Local Schools and had worked as a substitute teacher in schools in Auglaize and Shelby counties. She also worked as a secretary at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, and the church's Women's Guild, choir and Sunday school. She also was a member of the Auglaize County Retired Teachers Association, state and national teachers' associations, the New Knoxville Joint Township District Memorial Hospital (St. Marys) Guild, Music Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, life member of the Auglaize County and New Knoxville Historical Societies and the Foundation Board at the St. Marys hospital.
   Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville.
   Calling is 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the Rodeheffer Scholarship Fund, the church's radio broadcast fund or the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation.
   Funeral arrangements are being handled by Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home in New Knoxville.

Jon Swoveland

Jon Swoveland, 79, 1301 Myers Road, Celina, died at 2:30 p.m. May 11, 2005, at the Gardens at Celina where he was a resident.
   He was born Nov. 24, 1925, in Ohio City, to Von C. and Neoma L. Dilbone Swoveland. On Nov. 21, 1948, he married Sharon Gantt who died March 10, 2005.
   The only surviving family member is a brother, Max D. of Ohio City.
   A sister, Peggy Jean Swoveland, and a sister-in-law, Patria Swoveland, are deceased.
   He retired from General Telephone where he worked for 30 years and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion post 210 in Celina.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lehman Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Donald I. Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, where graveside military rites will be conducted.
   Calling is 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church's memorial fund.

Ida Wallace

Fort Recovery native Ida Marie Wallace, 88, of Kettering, died May 10, 2005, at Kettering Hospital, Dayton.
   She was born June 17, 1916, in Fort Recovery to Stephen and Margaret Reinhard Schoch. Her husband, Alvin C. Wallace is deceased.
   Surviving are two sons, Gary of Kettering, and Steve (Mary) of Germany; two daughters, Sandy and Cindy (Rick) Renner, all of Dayton; a stepson, Edward (Gay); sisters, Katherine Zehringer and Martha Smith; and two granddaughters.
   Deceased are three brothers, Al, Tom and Leon Schoch; and a sister, Vee Schoch.
   She was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, Dayton, and its choir.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial is at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Dayton. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Meyer-Boehmer & Reis Funeral Home, Dayton.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions my be made to the church.


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