William Curry Sr.
William J. Curry Sr., 76, 605 Jay St., died at 8:44 a.m., May 21, 2005, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Wayne County, West Virginia, to Major and Ora Tomblin Curry. On April 4, 1953, he married Elizabeth Shepherd, who died March 7, 2004.
Surviving are six sons: Jay (Tammy), Chapmanville, W. Va.; Ron (Karen), Harold (Pat), Jimmy (Janice), all of Celina; Dave (Pam) of Chapmanville, W. Va., and Joe (Sue), Rockford; five daughters: Elizabeth (James) Conley, West Logan, W. Va.; Carol (Thomas) Cox, Emily (Jerry) Longsworth, Karen Ann Curry, all of Celina; and Mary (James) Davis, Holden, W. Va.; a sister, Arlene Vance, Huntington W. Va.; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Grover and Carson; and five sisters: Nina, Orpha, Roma, Opal and Geraldine.
A retired mine worker, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Celina.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at James Funeral Home, Logan, W. Va., the Rev. Joaquine Ooten officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Logan.
Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of local arrangements.
Alvin "Birmingham" Kanorr, 56, 16 Camelot Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 11:41 a.m. May 22, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Oct. 19, 1948, in Connersville, Ind., to Kenton and Velma Young Kanorr. His first wife, the former Virginia Schaft, is deceased. On Dec. 30, 1994, he married Betty Slone who survives.
Also surviving are seven sons, Alvin (Peg) and Travis, all of St. Marys, Dave (Tammy) of New Knoxville, William (Heidi) and Harry Douglas, all of Fort Wayne, Ind., Alvin Jr. (Kathy) and Rob (Tina) Roby-Kanorr, all of Wapakoneta; three daughters, Tonja (Shane) Carroll, Fort Wayne, Cherity (Fred) Schaffer and Jennifer (Craig) Leppla, all of Wapakoneta; three stepsons, John (Wendy) Reinig, St. Marys, Robert and James Reinig, both of Wapakoneta; a sister, Rosemary (Homer) Sparks, St. Marys; and 24 grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Wayne and Alva Stamm; two sisters, Betty Brandenberg; and twin grandsons.
He had been a truck driver and attended Healing Hearts Ministries, Wapakoneta.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Del Edginton officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Katherine V. McClurg, 85, of Versailles, died at 5:42 a.m. May 23, 2005, at the Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Darke County, to Leo and Ethel Simon McEldowney. On May 18, 1946, she married Richard W. McClurg who died Dec. 18, 2000.
Surviving are three sons, Michael D. (Sandy) of Versailles, Philip (Linda) of Coldwater, and Larry (Diana) of Tipp City; a daughter, Kathy (Don) Konicki, Dayton; three brothers, Cletus McEldowney, Arcanum, John McEldowney, Versailles, and Jerry McEldowney, St. Marys; five sisters, Winifred Davidson, Bert Young and Thelma Shade, all of Versailles, Virginia Weyandt, Celina, and Jeannette Monnin, Russia; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, she formerly worked at Buckeye Overall Co., Versailles, and Hartzell Propeller and Sears Inc., both of Piqua. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. John Porter and Leo Hoying officiating. Burial will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice or Versailles Life Squad.
Marcella E. Pleiman, 90, 13455 Renee Drive, McCartyville, died at 4:30 a.m. May 23, 2005, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
She was born April 19, 1915, in Minster, to Joseph and Agnes Prenger Riethman. On Nov. 11, 1939, she married Leonard Pleiman who died April 14, 1968. On Dec. 30, 1988, she married Albin Pleiman who died May 3, 2001.
Surviving are four sons, Harold (Angela) of Springboro, Thomas (Donna) of Sidney, Ronald (Janet) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Daniel (Ellen) of Minster; three daughters, Janet (James) Murray, Miamisburg, Marcia (Lavern) Homan, Sidney, and Deborah (Fred) Bruns, Englewood; two stepsons, LeRoy (Marlene) of Union, Ky., and the Rev. Kenneth of Cleveland; a stepdaughter, Sister Linda of Toledo; and a stepson-in-law, Donald Knapke, Dayton.
Other survivors include a brother, Bernard (Marie) Riethman, McCartyville; two sisters, Cecelia Eyink, Chickasaw, and Lorena (Clarence) Heitkamp, McCartyville; a brother-in-law, Richard Hartings, Beavercreek; a sister-in-law, Alvina Riethman, Maria Stein; 25 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a stepdaughter, Marjorie Knapke; two brothers and a sister.
She retired as a nurse's aide at Dorothy Love and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality, both of McCartyville.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Patrick Welsh and Kenneth Pleiman officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice