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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Betty Bushman

Betty Lee Bushman, 74, of Fremont, Ind., died July 18, 2004, at her daughter's home near Fremont.
   She was born April 21, 1931, in Chicago, to Clifford Carlson and Margaret Helen Horst Mills. On Dec. 29, 1947, she married Lawrence Wayne Bushman who died Aug. 13, 1994.
   Surviving are two sons, Keven (Crista) of Battle Creek, Mich., and Patrick of Springfield, Ill.; three daughters, Brenda (Joseph) Ahlers, Fort Recovery, Connie (William) Morrisett, Elwood, Ind., and Pamela (Richard) Lehman, Fremont; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   A daughter and a sister, Phyllis Ilene Anderson, are deceased.
   She was a retired bookkeeper, former assistant site director for aging and home services at Elliott Manor in Angola, Ind. She also served as president and board president while residing there and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, where she had been part-time organist, a former Altar Guild member and Sunday School teacher. She also was a former Girl Scout leader.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Zielke officiating. Burial will follow at Fremont Cemetery.
   Calling is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont.
   Contributions can be made to the church or Cameron Home Health Care and Hospice.

Freda Felver

Freda Felver, 93, of Bluffton, Ind., formerly of Willshire, died at 6:18 a.m. July 19, 2005, at Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ind.
   She was born July 15, 1912, in Mercer County, to Frederick and Mary Ann Wendel Kable. On Nov. 22, 1939, she married Richard E. Felver who died Dec. 4, 1974.
   Surviving are a son, LeRoy of Celina; two daughters, Mary C. (Ralph) Williams-James, Ohio City, and Loisann (Glen) Yoh, Willshire; 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Lewis and William Kable, and two grandchildren.
   She owned and operated the Willshire Herald, which later became The Photo Star, and attended Zion United Brethren in Christ Church near Willshire.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with Pastor Mark Rutledge officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Suzanne Kistler

Suzanne Kistler, 45, 305 E. Fayette St., Celina, died at 6:45 p.m. July 18, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Dec. 27, 1959, in Celina, to James Edwin and Virginia Sidle Kistler.
   Surviving are a brother, Charles E. (Cathy) of Williamstown, N.J.; a sister, Mariann (Mike) Boyer, Columbus; a half brother, James E. Jr. of Virginia; and a half sister, Jane (Dave) Maxfield, Lititiz, Pa.
   Graveside services are 9:30 a.m. Saturday at North Grove Cemetery, the Rev. Douglas Dafoe officiating.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Animal Protection Agency, the Gideons or Mercer County Mental Health.
   Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, has charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Miller

Dorothy Esther Miller, 77, Elm Street, Ogsood, died at 8:15 a.m. July 19, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
   She was born Oct. 18, 1927, in Fort Loramie, to Frank and Elizabeth Ernst Barhorst. On May 7, 1949, she married Wilbert William Miller who is deceased.
   Surviving are three sons, Robert (Mary) of Versailles, William (Ann) of New Bremen and Frank (Emily) of Osgood; two daughters, Kathleen (Donald) Fleming, Sidney, and Linda (Ronald) Schmidt, Minster; a brother, Vernon (Treva) Barhorst, Minster; two sisters, Ida Thobe, Fort Recovery, and Vera Meyer, McCartyville; two sisters-in-law, Ramilda Barhorst, Versailles, and Sally Barhorst, Sidney; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are infant twin daughters, Jean and Jane, two brothers and a sister.
   A 1945 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, she was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and St. Barbara Ladies Sodality, both of Osgood.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lois Nichols

Lois Jean Nichols, 77, 630 Morton St., Celina, died at 9:08 a.m. July 18, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Dayton, to George Edward and Cecelia Sautte Mayrer.
   Surviving are two sons, Thomas Scott Jr. (Holly) and Bruce; two daughters, Pamela Nichols Massey and Deborah (Randy) Davidson; and seven grandchildren. The funeral home did not provide hometowns.
   Three brothers, Paul, George and Robert Mayrer, are deceased.
   She was a former caseworker at the Montgomery County Department of Human Services and spent the last three years as a tutor with the GLAD After-School Program in Celina.
   Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Ellis officiating. The body will be cremated.
   Calling is after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Robert Pettersen

Celina native Robert "Rob" Raymond Pettersen, 47, of Sebring, Fla., died July 16, 2005, in a traffic accident in Sebring.
   He was born June 30, 1958, in Celina, to Raymond and Jane L. Pettersen. His mother survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are a brother, Dana of Massachusetts; a sister, Marget Menchofer, Celina, and nieces and nephews.
   He was a waiter at Red Lobster in Sebring and wrote and produced Christian music.
   Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Fountain Funeral Home Chapel, Avon Park, Fla., the Rev. Andrew Conyer officiating.
   Calling is after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Gladys Shauver

Gladys M. Shauver, 79, 6788 Debra Ave., Celina, died at 10:14 a.m. July 18, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born March 7, 1926, in Mercer County, to Clem and Laura Donovan Harner. On July 23, 1949, she married George M. Kuhn who died May 27, 1976. On July 14, 1979, she married James C. Shauver who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Terry L. (Vickie) Kuhn, Spencerville, and Ronald E. Kuhn, Celina; a daughter, Deborah K. (Tim) Rutschilling, Celina; a stepson, Don (Anita) Shauver, Salamonia, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Sandra Johnson, Portland, Ind.; a brother, Howard (Audrey) Harner, Celina; three brothers-in-law, Clarence (Alta Jean) Kuhn, Joe (Dolores) Kuhn and Ray (Betty) Kuhn, all of Celina; three sisters-in-law, Norma (Carl) Buck and Betty Thomas, all of Celina, and Naomi Bender, New Orleans, La.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Orval Harner; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Harner and Mary Hults.
   She had worked in the surgical unit at the former Gibbons Hospital in Celina and retired from the central supply unit at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. She was a member of Mount Tabor Church of God and the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary, both of Celina, and attended Grace Missionary Church, Celina.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Revs. Steve Howell and Mike Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.


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