Rosemary Belna
JoeAnn Finegan
Seth Giesige
Edith Hays
Ruby Hutchings
Maxine Lee
Anna Miller
Betty Rensch
Aletha Smith
Dorothy uhlenhake
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Monday, August 1, 2005

Rosemary Belna

Rosemary L. Belna, 50, 911 W. Butler St., Coldwater, died at 4:15 p.m. July 29, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Feb. 1, 1955, in Celina, to Elmer and Virginia Schmidt Walterbusch. On Jan. 22, 1977, she married Victor G. Belna who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, David of Dayton; a daughter, Michelle of Coldwater; a brother, Norman Walterbusch, Montezuma; and three sisters, Pauline (John) Braun, Coldwater, Shirley (Steve) Zender, Celina, and Joann (Ron) Wagner, Nashville.
   She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Ann's Rosary Altar Society, both of Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

JoeAnn Finegan

JoeAnn Finegan, 79, formerly of Van Wert and Fort Wayne, Ind., died at 7:10 p.m. July 29, 2005, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   She was born April 8, 1926, in Latty, to Edward and Evah Proxmire Thurman.
   Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Erickson, Cantonment, Fla.; and two grandsons.
   Deceased are a son, Gregory Johnston; two brothers, Paul O. and Gordon G.; and three sisters, Agnes Croy, Venice Grubaugh and Katherine Miller.
   A former EEG technician, she has worked in other medical fields in Fort Wayne, been a professional model and owned a modeling agency in Detroit. She attended Michigan State University in Ann Arbor and was affiliated with St. John's Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, and the American Heart Association, Van Wert.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, with pastors Deborah Domeier and Randall Swanson officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Creek Cemetery in Paulding County.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or Celina Visiting Nurses & Hospice.

Seth Giesige

Seth David Giesige, 25, 409 N. Main St., Celina, died July 30, 2005, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Results of an autopsy performed to determine the cause of death are pending.
   He was born Sept. 26, 1979, in Coldwater, to David and Isabel Perez Giesige of Celina.
   Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Nathan of Hilliard, and Joel of Celina; a sister, Elizabeth of Hilliard; and the grandmothers, Patricia Giesige and Herlinda Castillo, both of Celina.
   Deceased are the grandfathers, Raymond Giesige and John Perez.
   He was employed at Majestic Flooring and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, both of Celina. He was a 1998 graduate of Celina High School, where he had been a member of the wrestling team.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the Ray Giesige Memorial Scholarship Fund at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.

Edith Hays

Edith Kathleen "Snook" Hays, 83, 913 Canterbury Drive, Celina, died at 5:58 a.m. July 31, 2005, at the Gardens of Celina.
   She was born March 25, 1922, in Rockford, to Charles E. and Pearl L. Baird Hawk. On Dec. 20, 1941, she married James Hayes who died Sept. 19, 2002.
   Surviving are a son, Tom (Ruth) of Rockford; a daughter, Judy (Stephen) Duckett, Farmington Hills, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
   Deceased are seven brothers, William, Carl, A.J., Reid, Rex, Gordon and Paul Hawk, and two sisters, Naomi Forlow and Louise Sielschott.
   She retired as a bookkeeper at Huffy Corp. and formerly worked at Rockford Bank. A graduate of Rockford High School, she was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina, and the Order of Eastern Star, Rockford.
   Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Michael Westbay officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Heart Association or the church.

Ruby Hutchings

Ruby E. Hutchings, 74, 11323 Bobwhite Lane, St. Marys, formerly of Springfield, died at 10:55 p.m. at her home.
   She was born April 26, 1931, in Jackson, to Lee and Florence Jenkins McGhee. On Feb. 10, 1957, she married Lester M. Hutchings who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Charles (Diane) of Springfield; a daughter, Carolyn M. McRobie, Naples, Fla.; a brother, Paul McGhee, Jackson; four sisters, Margaret McGhee, St. Marys, Mary Hutchison, Clover, S.C., Alice Gibson, Fairborn, and Eleanor Carpenter, Springfield; one granddaughter and a great-grandson.
   A brother, Edward McGhee, and a sister, Mildred McGhee, are deceased.
   She was a homemaker, a former member of Trinity Missionary Church, Springfield, and a 1949 graduate Jackson High School.
   Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, the Rev. Carol Sainey officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Otterbein.

Maxine Lee

Maxine Taylor Lee, 68, 122 Augustus St., St. Marys, died July 30, 2005, at her home.
   She was born May 21, 1937, in Martin, Ky., to McFarland and Susan Bradley Taylor. On Aug. 16, 1959, she married Walter Lee who died Feb. 28, 1994.
   Surviving are two daughters, Sue (Tim) Jones, Wapakoneta, and Missy of St. Marys; three brothers, Goble Taylor, Wood River, Ill., Robert Taylor, Georgetown, and Ed Taylor, Perry, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
   A brother, Bill Taylor, and a sister, Doris Ann Walker, are deceased.
   She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 30 years. She was a member of Samaria Missionary Baptist, St. Marys, and a graduate of Martin High School.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with pastor Jack Burns officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Anna Miller

Anna M. Miller, 85, of Spencerville, died at 12:45 a.m. July 29, 2005, at Roselawn Nursing Home in Spencerville.
   She was born July 12, 1920, in Allen County, to Henry J. and Bertha E. Hall Beerman. On Aug. 7, 1941, she married Lonnie E. Miller, who died June 24, 1983.
   Survivors are a a son Lee Roy (Linda) of Spencerville; daughter, Bette (Jim) Failor, Clearwater, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Beerman, Venedocia, Mary Beerman, Melbourne, Fla., and Ruth Beerman, Hamilton; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sisters, Mildred (Virgil) Mertz, and Catherine (Melvin) Seaver; three brothers, Robert, Ernest and Bert Beerman; and two grandchildren.
   She was a 1939 graduate of Spencerville High School and a 1942 graduate of St. Rita's School of Nursing. She worked several years as a nurse in a local doctor's office. She was a member of Spencerville United Church of Christ and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 130.
   Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. Ronald L. Shifley officiating. Burial is at Spencerville Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. An Order of Eastern Star memorial service is at 8 p.m. today.
   Contributions can be made to St. Rita's Hospice or the American Heart Association.

Betty Rensch

Betty Lou Rensch, 77, 1321 Celina Road, St. Marys, died July 30, 2005, at SCCI Hospital, Lima.
   She was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Dayton, to Alvin and Cora Myers Lunz. Her first husband, Carl Bowersock, and her second husband, Lewis Heppes, are deceased. On Jan. 23, 1982, she married William Rensch who died Jan. 7, 2002.
   Surviving are three sons, Lester (Roni) Bowersock, Kansas City, Mo., Kenneth (Rose) Bowersock and Jeff (Kate) Bowersock, all of St. Marys; a brother, John M. Lunz, St. Marys; a sister, Dorothy Starkweather, Wellsboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Three brothers, Herb, Alvin and Charles Lunz, and a sister, Mary Hague, are deceased.
   She was employed in the deli department at Chief in St. Marys and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, St. Marys, and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries, both of Celina.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Aletha Smith

Aletha N. "Sugar" Smith, 77, 400 E. Warren St., lot 36, Celina, died at 10:20 p.m. July 30, 2005, at her residence.
   She was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Carbon Glow, Ky., to William A. and Rosa Rainey Paine. She married Ralph E. Smith, who died in 1977.
   Survivors are a daughter, Donna Rose Sams, Middletown; four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Mickey LeForce; two brothers, Harry and Raleigh; three sisters, Iona, Alberta and Elizabeth.
   She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary, the American Legion auxiliary and the Women of the Moose, all of Celina.
   Private services and burial are planned at Butler County Memorial Park.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses or hospice.

Dorothy uhlenhake

Dorothy Catherine Uhlenhake, 77, of Findlay, died at 9:25 p.m. Junly 30, 2005, at her residence.
   She was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Chickasaw, to John and Mary Anna Eyink Wenning. On Aug. 21, 1948, she married Alvin Carl Uhlenhake, who died January 11, 2005.
   Surviving are five sons, Kenneth N. (Zeline) of North Baltimore, Michael J. (Patricia) of Findlay, Steven P. (Marianne) of St. Henry, William R. (Patricia) of Sterrett, Ala., and Keith J. of Alexandria, Va.; four daughters, Rebecca L. (Michael) Braun, Celina, Mary Kay (John) Meinerding, Neptune, Theresa A. Uhlenhake, Celina, and Cathy Jo Uhlenhake, North Baltimore; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Axe, Montezuma; two sisters, Luella Kitzmiller, New Bremen, and Ellen Ann Bertke, Maria Stein; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Wenning, Maria Stein; 27 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Charles W. and Mark A.; and four brothers, Wilbert, Arthur, Raymond and Ralph Wenning.
   She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the church's altar rosary. She also was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion auxiliary and the St. Vincent DePaul Society, also in North Baltimore.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Stephen Cairns officiating. Burial is at New Maplewood Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Smith-Crites Funeral Home in North Baltimore. A rosary service will be held at 8 p.m.
   Contributions can be made to the church or the St. Vincent DePaul Society.


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