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Monday, June 13, 2005

Mnemosyne Breiner

Mnemosyne "Toby" Breiner, 83, 239 N. Defiance St., St. Marys, died at 6:30 a.m. June 11, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born April 19, 1923, in Wapakoneta, to Edwin and Anna Snyder Metzger. Her first husband, Arthur Kiefer, died in 1950. On May 6, 1967, she married Charles Breiner who died Dec. 2, 1995.
   Surviving are a son, James (Nancy) of LaFountaine, Ind.; a daughter, Diane (Howard) Kelley, Wapakoneta; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Steven; a daughter-in-law, Eileen; three brothers, Carl, Edwin and Dale Metzger; a sister, Jeanette Wolfe; and a grandson.
   She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 36 years and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, where she served as a representative to Wernle Home and prepared funeral dinners.
   Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the church, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund.

Jan Davenport

Celina native Jan Anna Davenport, 57, of Venice, Fla., died June 10, 2005, at Hospice House in Venice. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born April 14, 1948, in Celina, to Francis and Audrey Querry.
   Surviving with her husband, Art, are a son, Craig (Lucy) of Baton Rouge, La.; a daughter, Dawn (Joseph) Pinter, Gainesville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
   A brother, Francis Querry Jr., is deceased.
   She was a childcare provider at Church of the Palms in Sarasota, Fla.
   A private memorial service will be held later in Celina.
   Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, has charge of arrangements.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida in Sarasota.

Helen Snyder

Helen Snyder, 92, formerly of Celina, died June 10, 2005, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, where she resided.
   She was born Dec. 21, 1912, in Rockford, to Ellsworth and Cora Price Frysinger. Her husband, Eaden Lester Snyder, died July 19, 1958,
   Surviving is a son, Robert (Connie) of Celina.
   Deceased are a son, Jerry L.; a brother, Noel Frysinger; and four sisters, Effie May McConnell, Mary Brunn, Belva Burwell and Ruth Burkholder.
   She retired from Reynolds & Reynolds and was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, both of Celina.
   Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
   Calling is after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Otterbein Benevolent Fund.

Bernard Thieman

Bernard N. "Ben" Thieman, 86, 03383 state Route 119, Minster, died at 5 p.m. June 12, 2005, at his home.
   He was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Minster, to William and Frances Sherman Thieman. On Nov. 13, 1948, he married Rosella Hoying who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, William (Ann) of Minster; three daughters, Joan of Kettering, Annette (Stephen) Pollack, Concord, Mass., and Carol (Valentine) Hollingsworth, Dover, Mass; three sisters, Florence (Melvin) Vallo, Minster, Mildred Gutmann, Centerville, and Irma (Robert) O'Brien, Kettering; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are an infant sister, Doris; a brother-in-law, Rupert Gutmann; and a grandson.
   He was a farmer, a 1936 graduate of Minster High School and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Farm Bureau Council 39 and the Historical Society, all of Minster. He was a former member of the church choir and the Jackson Township Zoning Commission.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.

Arthur Thobe

Arthur J. Thobe, 78, 300 E. Spring St., New Knoxville, died at 12:20 p.m. June 10, 2005, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born May 16, 1927, in Maria Stein, to Frank and Rose Imwalle Thobe. On Aug. 9, 1954, he married Jeanette Rutschilling who survives.
   Also surviving are six sons, Dean (Becky) of Sidney, Kevin, Keith (Lisa), Darryl and Craig (Michelle), all of New Knoxville, and Chad (Beth) of Anna; a daughter, Patricia (Bob) Harrod, Wapakoneta; two brothers, Wilbur of Minster and Cy (Martha) of Chickasaw; a sister, Irene (Bernard) Berning, Frenchtown; 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are an infant son, an infant daughter, and four brothers, Victor, Paul, Hugo and Thomas.
   He retired in 1993 from Stamco in New Bremen and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins, and American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
   Funeral Mass was 10:30 a.m. today at the church, the Rev. Pat Sloneker officiated. Burial followed at the church cemtery.
   Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, had charge of arrangements.


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