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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Dorothy Benoit

Dorothy Homan Benoit, 75, formerly of Celina, died Sept. 26, 2005, during hurricane evacuation in Louisiana.
   She was born May 16, 1930, in Celina, to Frank and Philomena Kessens Homan.
   Surviving are two brothers, Leonard Homan, Coldwater, and Herb Homan, Celina; and three sisters, Agnes Homan and Clara Hess, both of Coldwater, and Maryann Gerlach, Celina.
   Deceased are two brothers, Edward and Werner Homan, and two sisters, Emma Retzer and Catherine Bergman.
   Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Louisiana.
   Vincent Funeral Home, Kaplan, La., had charge of arrangements.

Kerry Fox

Kerry Paul Fox, 41, 8309 Shelley Road, Mendon, died Oct. 2, 2005, at his residence of natural causes.
   He was born Feb. 12, 1964, in Fort Myers, Fla., to Calvin and Betty Rhodes Fox, who survive in rural Rockford.
   Also surviving are three brothers, Kurt of Mendon, Kris of Vandalia, and Keith (Inge) of Xenia; and a sister, Karen (Phil) Warnecke, Sidney.
   Deceased are six infant brothers and sisters.
   He worked at Safeway Inc., Minster, and was a member of Mendon United Methodist Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772, Spencerville; and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1292, Rockford.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Paul Bunnell officiating. Burial is at Tomlinson Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

W. Shelby Partin

W. Shelby Partin, 60, of Albany, Ind., died Oct. 1, 2005, at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital, Winchester, Ind. Death was due to natural causes.
   He was born June 12, 1945, in Greenville, to Nim J. and Celia Partin. His wife, Marilyn, is deceased.
   Surviving are a son, Lt. Todd A. (April) of Colorado Springs, Colo; a daughter, Michelle (Shane) Johnson, Albany; a sister, Rose (Jay) Hinshaw, Ohio; and three grandchildren..
   He was a forklift operator at Workhorse Custom Chassis, Union City, Ind.
   Services are 11 a.m. (Ohio time) Thursday at Parson-Rust Funeral Home, Albany. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 7-9 p.m. (Ohio time) Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be sent to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Indiana.
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Joseph Weitzel

Joseph P. Weitzel, 80, 2810 Sharpsburg Road, Fort Recovery, died at 6:25 p.m. Oct. 3, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Sharpsburg, to John and Elizabeth Wilker Weitzel. On Oct. 6, 1951, he married Eva Borger who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Ken of Celina, Ron of New Weston and Jim (Linda) of Fort Recovery; four daughters, Pat (LeRoy) Heitkamp, Celina, Mary (Jim) Link, Bryant, Ind., Marilyn (Jerry) Vogel, Fort Recovery, and Barb (Steve) Schlarman, St. Henry; a brother, Cletus (Mary Ann) of Fort Recovery; two sisters, Dorothy (Herb) Timmerman, Coldwater, and Eda (Luke) Rose, Fort Recovery; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased are five brothers, Aloys, Arthur, Richard, Lawrence and Julius; two sisters, Lorena Boeckman and Alvina Rindler; and a son-in-law, Jim Brunswick.
   He was a retired farmer and former Avco New Idea employee. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and its parish council, the Catholic Order of Foresters and Holy Name Society, all of Sharpsburg.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Prayer service is 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Rose Ziegenfelder

Rose Ann "Tootie" Ziegenfelder, 88, formerly of St. Marys, died Oct. 3, 2005, in Homestead, Fla.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.


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