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Thursday, October 6, 2005

Carol Dammeyer

Carol E. Dammeyer, 69, 4350 St. Johns Road, New Bremen, died at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 2005, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
   She was born Feb. 11, 1936, in Elwood, Ind., to Albert and Adeline Wisler Clymer. On June 21, 1958, she married Ned Dammeyer who survives near New Bremen.
   Also surviving are two sons Kirk (Jennifer) of Chelsea, Mich., and Lance (Jennifer) of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Gene (Anita) Clymer, Elwood, Ind., and Larry (Marlene) Clymer, Ellijay, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and wildlife artist, whose work was often displayed at the Columbus Zoo. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and of the Lima Area Watercolor Society.
   Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, the Rev. Roger D. Perl officiating.
   Calling is 10 a.m. at the church auditorium Tuesday.
   Contributions can be made to the Carol Dammeyer Memorial Fund at the Columbus Zoo.
   Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen is handling arrangements.

Ganell Diegel

Ganell Price Diegel, 77, 101 W. Walnut St., Mendon, died at 11:37 a.m. Oct. 5, 2005, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   He was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Mendon, to Luster and Hazel Price Diegel. On Feb. 22, 1948, he married Irma J. Osborne, who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Ganell P. (Deb) Jr. of Houston, Texas, Jim (Diane) of Wapakoneta, and Reid (Deana) of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Patty (Myron) Hartings, Celina, Hazel (Michael) Franklin, Ansonia, and Julie (Tim) Oechsle, Greens Fork, Ind.; two brothers, John Celina, and Dillon (Beverly) of Lebanon; a sister, Marilyn (Dick) Hesse, Mendon, and 13 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
   He worked for the Erie Railroad, Lima Tank Depot and 32 years for General Telephone Co. He was affiliated with Mendon United Methodist Church. He served in Japan with the U.S. Army in 1946 and 1947. He was a member of the Bowerstock Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772, Spencerville.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon, the Pastor Randy Christian officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Mendon church or The Lord's Church, Celina.

Helen Harris

Helen Kellermeyer Harris, 75, formerly of 816 Rosedale Ave, St. Marys, died at 12:20 p.m. Oct. 4, 2005, at Heartland of Portsmouth Nursing Home.
   She was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Mercer County, to Charles and Frieda Dietsch Smelser. Her first husband was Richard Kellermeyer. Her second husband was Frederick Harris who died in 1985.
   Surviving are four sons, Charles (Marsha) Kellermeyer, South Foulton, Tenn.; Richard (Caroline) Kellermeyer, St. Marys; Brian (Kristine) Kellermeyer, Celina; and Steven (Gail) Harris, Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Gerry (Frank) Cordier and Cathy Couchot, all of Lucasville; and Cheryl (Darren) Byerly, St. Marys; a sister, Betty Martin, Union City, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Thelma Kellermeyer, St. Marys; and 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, William D. Kellermeyer Sr. and Thomas Harris; two brothers, Edward and Raymond Smelser; and a sister, Treva Beougher.
   She was a homemaker.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Joy Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Moulton.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Babara Lennartz

Celina native Barbara Bourelle Lennartz, 67, of Prescott, Ark., died Oct. 3, 2005, at Medical Park Hospital, Hope, Ark.
   Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
   Local arrangements are being handled at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.

Marie Violet

Marie R. Violet, 74, of Spencerville, died at 5:35 p.m. Oct. 5, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, from complications caused by an automobile accident Sept. 26. Her husband, Charles O. Violet died at the scene of the accident.
   Funeral arrangements are pending at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.


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