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Friday, August 12, 2005

Mary Blevins

Mary L. Blevins, 62, 140 Lakeview Drive, Celina, died at 10:12 p.m. Aug. 10, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born Feb. 6, 1943, in Columbus, to John and Sylvia Bacon Abbott. On Aug. 17, 1965, she married William Blevins who died Jan. 26, 2004.
   Surviving are a daughter, Wendy (Randy) Vanover, Celina; two sisters, Cindy Cannady and Rebecca (Kenny) Collins, also of Celina; a grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are three sisters, Judy K. Abbott, Nancy L. Wolfe and Janie Rausch, and two brothers-in-law, Floyd Wolfe and Don Rausch.
   She was a homemaker and a 1961 graduate of Franklin Heights High School, Columbus. She attended Celina First Baptist Church, where she was flower fund director, a Vacation Bible School clown and a Kitchen Committee and Women's Missionary Union member.
   Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, pastors Tony Richmond and Ron Brady officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church building fund.

Anthony Broering

Anthony F. Broering, 83, 210 Elizabeth St., Russia, died at 5:23 a.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at the Versailles Health Care Center.
   He was born June 3, 1922, in Fort Loramie, to Frank and Anna Bergman Broering. On Feb. 13, 1954, he married Evelyn Gerdes who survives.
   Also surviving are a daughter, Sharon Kathleen (John) Francis, Russia; two sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Broering, Troy, and Olga Broering, Scranton, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
   Six brothers and four sisters are deceased.
   He retired in 1985 as owner and operator of Broering Cabinet Shop, Fort Loramie. He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, a former member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Russia church, the Rev. Frank Amberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Fort Loramie.
   Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Tammy Dahlinghaus

Tammy Dahlinghaus, 41, of Tipp City, died Aug. 10, 2005, at Kettering Medical Center following a brief illness.
   She was born May 11, 1964, in Columbus, to Mel and Judie Raymond McKitrick who survive in Tipp City.
   Also surviving with her husband of 11 years, former St. Rose resident Sean Dahlinghaus, are two sons, Gabriel and Jacob, and a daughter, Bridget, all at home; two brothers, David McKitrick, Troy, and Danny McKitrick, Kettering; and two sisters, Teri (Tim) Logan, Kettering, and Tracey (Chris) Logan, Urbana.
   Other survivors include two brothers-in-law, Dan (Mary) Dahlinghaus, Portland, Ind., and Rory (Beth) Dahlinghaus, Vandalia; three sisters-in-law, Gloria Mollohan, Dayton, Cherie (Greg) Richards, Powell, and Malia Dahlinghaus, Dayton; and a stepgrandmother, Lyla McKitrick, Delaware.
   Deceased are her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Kathleen Dahlinghaus, and a sister-in-law, Glynis Dahlinghaus.
   She had worked eight years as a registered nurse at the former St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipp City, and the Society for Truth and Justice. She also was a 1982 graduate of Tippecanoe High School, a 1985 graduate of Sinclair Community College and vice president of the Miami County Right to Life.
   Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Marc Sherlock officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 5-9 p.m. today at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to Miami County Right to Life.

John Hooker

John R. Hooker, 87, 01763 Feeder Road, St. Marys, died at 1:10 p.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Ned Shelby

Former St. Marys resident Ned E. Shelby, 77, 133 Baez Court, Fort Myers, Fla., died at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 2, 2005, at his home.
   He was born Sept. 16, 1927, in St. Marys, to Wilbur and Mary Hurm Shelby. On Oct. 22, 1948, he married Dorothy L. McCune who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Ted of Celina; three daughters, Cheryl (Don) Stahler, Wapakoneta, Judy (Ronald) Miller, Fort Myers, and Lynn (Carlos) Montero, Miami, Fla.; a brother, Jack of Minster; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Two brothers, Thomas and James, are deceased.
   He retired as a stationary engineer from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War and was a member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, Fort Myers.
   Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be at Kossuth Cemetery.
   Calling is after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Hope Hospice or the American Cancer Society.


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