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Monday, July 11, 2005

Mary Booher

Mary Maxine Booher, 82, 1506 Meadowview Drive, Celina, died July 9, 2005, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Wapakoneta, to David and Bessie Lusk Decoursey. On May 6, 1951, she married Robert L. Booher who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Steve (Nancy) of Celina; two granddaughters and two nephews.
   A brother, Dean Decoursey, is deceased.
   She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Celina.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Steve Moulton officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church endowment fund.

Carl Copeland

Carl Ray Copeland, 85, 2905 Hillcrest Dr., died at 8:30 p.m. July 6, 2005 at Colonial Nursing Home.
   He was born May 29, 1920 in Center Township to Purn and Rhoda Newcomb Copeland. On June 26, 1942, he married Anita Bolenbaugh, who survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are two sons, William (Ruth), Fort Wayne, Ind. and Barry (Lois), Huber Heights; two sisters, Mae Rogers, California and Hazel (Wayne) Fireoved, Mendon; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Bonnie Hullinger; a brother, Robert; and four sisters, Nellie Markley Miles, Mary Foster, Alberta Schock and Grace Now.
   He was a member of American legion Post 508, Eagles Aerie 1291, both of Rockford, and the Celina Moose Lodge.
   He retired from the U. S. Postal Service after 33 years, where he worked as a carrier on Rockford's rural route two. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1943.
   Services were 11 a.m. today at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiated. Burial followed at Mercer Memory Gardens, where graveside military honors were conducted by the American Legion posts of Celina and Rockford and Veterans of Foreign Wars post of Celina.
   Memorials may be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.

Norma Dean

Former Celina resident Norma Jones Dean, 84, 24552 Pasoede Valencia, Lagoona Hills, Calif., died at 6:50 a.m. July 9, 2005, at B.B. Country Manor, Mission Viejo, Calif.
   The body will be cremated and services are pending at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.

Patricia Dilsaver

Patricia A. Dilsaver, 63, 1002 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died today, July 11, 2005, at her residence.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Luella Homan

Luella J. Homan, 86, 421 state Route 29, Celina, died July 9, 2005, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
   She was born July 6, 1919, in Celina, to Christian and Elizabeth Eischen Homan.
   Surviving are a sister, Anna Marie of Celina; a sister-in-law, Esther Homan, St. Henry; and several nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are two brothers, Walter and Wilfred, and a sister, Madonna.
   She retired as a shipping clerk at Mersman Brothers Inc., Celina, and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its Altar Sodality, both of St. Anthony. She graduated in 1938 from Immaculate Conception High School, Celina.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
   Contributions can be made to the Center for Neurological Development.

Ethel Prince

Ethel Prince, 76, 814 Hackney St., St. Marys, died July 9, 2005, at her home.
   She was born May 23, 1929, in Cincinnati, to Floyd and Ann Horn Prince.
   Surviving are a brother, Robert (Patricia) of St. Marys, and a nephew, Floyd of Mendon.
   Deceased are a brother, Floyd Nelson Jr.; a sister, Betty Jean McMillen; and a nephew, Tony.
   She retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, where she had worked 37 years as office manager. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 9289, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 323 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 767, all of St. Marys. She attended Zion Lutheran Church, also of St. Marys.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Steven Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jerry Heiby, 69, of St. Anthony Road, Celina, died early this morning, July 1, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   Funeral arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.

John H. Holtzapple, 86, 00501 U.S. 33 West, St. Marys, died at 3:43 a.m. today, July 1, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Helen Pauline Shaffer, 88, of Rockford, died at 11:30 a.m. June 30, 2005, at Laurels of Shane Hill nursing home in Rockford.
   She was born July 27, 1916, in Van Wert, to Frank and Bessie Brown Krugh. On Dec. 25, 1936, she married Vergil Shaffer who survives.
   Other survivors are a son, Marvin (Vickie) of Galena; a daughter, Carolyn (Roger) Jamieson, Van Wert; a sister, Mae Piper, Hamilton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two infant brothers and a grandson.
   She was a 1932 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School. She was a secretary, homemaker and helped run the family farm. She was a member of Ohio City Church of God and had attended Olive Branch Church of God and Calvary Evangelical Church.
   Funeral Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, the Rev. Steven G. Waterman officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City.
   Calling is 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


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