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Saturday, July 9, 2005

Marguerite Apgar

Marguerite Apgar, 89, St. Marys, died July 7, 2005, at her residence following an extended illness.
   She was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Spencerville to Thomas and Dora Detrick McKinney. On Sept. 1, 1946, she married Arlington Apgar, who died Dec. 12, 1986.
   Surviving is a daughter, Barbara (George III) Apgar-Neeld, Nelsonville; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Apgar, Newbury Park, Calif.; five granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Richard, and three brothers, Ray, Cecil and Paul McKinney.
   She was a graduate of Mendon High School and retired from the Montgomery Ward Company Store in St. Marys. She was a member of the Ross Church of the Brethren, Spencerville, and the Women's Fellowship of the church.
   Service is 11 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Glenn Masser officiating. Burial will follow at the New Salem Cemetery in Monticello.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

George Blagg

George O. Blagg, 77, 213 N. Cleveland St., Minster, died at 5:57 a.m. July 8, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born Dec. 29, 1927, in Lawrence County, to Harley and Elsie Kerns Blagg. On Jan. 30, 1952, he married Wanda Sizemore who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Terry (Lisa) of Fort Loramie; three daughters, Connie (Dennis) Kitzmiller, Minster, Pam (Randy) Helmlinger, St. Marys, and Yvonne (Nick) Houts, Celina; a brother, Fred (Carol) of Pedro; three sisters, Ailene Sherrick, South Charleston, Gertrude Knipp and Linda Depriest, both of Pedro; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, a sister and two grandchildren.
   He retired from Peerless Machinery, Sidney, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
   Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, Pastor Greg Ewing officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is 3-7 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Alberta Figley

Alberta Figley, 84, 1210 Harbor Point Dr., and formerly of St. Marys, died July 7, 2005.
   She was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Van Wert to Earl and Mable Geisman Richey. On Feb. 17, 1940, she married Lowell Figley, who died March 29, 2005.
   Surviving are a son, Dennis (Paulette), Van Wert; two daughters, Gloria Miller and Diana (Larry) Hawk, all of Celina; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Walter Richey; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
   She was a member of Grace Missionary Church, Celina, and a homemaker.
   Service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Steve Howell officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Monday and one hour before service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Leota Moody

Leota Moody, 90, 705 Black Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:43 a.m. July 4, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
   She was born April 29, 1915 in St. Marys to Ted and Nellie Slife Moore. She was married to Paul Burden and then William Moody, both of whom are deceased.
   Surviving is a son, Robert L. (Sandra) Burden, St. Marys; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and a hairdresser. She also had worked at the DWG Cigar Factory in St. Marys.
   Service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Monday at the High Street Chapel, St. Marys.


   William L. "Bill" Muhlenkamp, 57, of Tipp City, died July 7, 2005, at Kettering Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
   He was born March 31, 1948, in Sidney, to Leon and Clotilda Goecke Muhlenkamp. His mother survives in McCartyville.
   Also surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Rose Benanzer; a son, Craig (Lisa) of Cincinnati; two daughters, Krista (Anthony) Bensman, Conover, and Ann (Bob) Henderson, Columbus; two brothers, Jim (Lea) of Marion, Ind., and Jerry (Mary) of Minster; five sisters, Ramona (Kenny) Rose, Norma (Tom) Siegel and Rebecca (Jim) Rethman, all of Fort Loramie, Janie (Jim) Osborn, Columbus, and Lucy (Mark) Skinner, Waldorf, Md.; and six grandchildren.
   He was office manager at Design Tech Inc., Dayton, and also worked as an independent driver for Emery Expedite. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the American Legion post, Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Tipp City, and the Vandalia AmVets post. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with burial to follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton.


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