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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Marie Cotterman

Marie Cotterman, 87, 911 Hager St., St. Marys, died at 12:26 p.m. June 28, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Robinson, Ill., to George and Mary Elizabeth Howell Sheaks. On Nov. 4, 1939, she married Donald Cotterman who died May 19, 1980.
   Surviving are two sons, Donald (Jane) of St. Marys and Harry (Fran) of Union City, Tenn.; two sisters, Catherine Sheaks, St. Marys, and Annabelle Burden, Wapakoneta; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Seymour, Harry and Oliver Sheaks; a sister, Ida Sheaks; and a grandson.
   She was a homemaker.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Leona McPheron

Leona Mae McPheron, 83, formerly of St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. June 27, 2005, at the Gardens at Celina.
   She was born July 20, 1921, in Allen County, to Walter H. and Mary Irene Counts Louth. On Dec. 15, 1937, she married Raymond D. McPheron who died Jan. 3, 1983.
   Surviving are two sons, Charles W. (Mary) of Lima and Joe A. (Connie) of St. Marys; three brothers, Harold Lauth, New Knoxville, James (Marilyn) Louth, St. Marys, and Ronald (Marilyn) Louth, Florida; three sisters, Doris Tinnerman and Anna Axe, both of St. Marys, and Emma (David) Severt, Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law, Doris Louth, St. Marys; four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased are an infant daughter, two brothers, Robert Lauth and William Louth; and three sisters, Betty McClintock, Jean Ann Conaby and Mary Catherine Louth.
   She and her husband had owned and operated Green Acres Camp Ground near Kossuth. She also was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Christian Union Church and the Ladies Aid Society, both of Buckland, the National Campers and Hikers Association and the Lima Beane Chapter of Campers.
   Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville. Burial will follow at Kossuth Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon Fridayat the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Gardens at Celina Aviary Project.


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