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Monday, October 24, 2005

Bobby Joe Kohn

Bobby Joe Kohn, 66, 12283 Wren-Landeck Road, Van Wert, died at 3:38 p.m. Oct. 22, 2005, at Van Wert County Hospital.
   He was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Pleasant Mills, Ind., to Floyd Lee and Gladys Marie Byer Kohn.
   Surviving are a daughter, Amy Jo Thatcher, Convoy; two brothers, Max (Ellen) of Ohio City, and Terry (Teresa) of Hastings, Mich.; and two sisters, Billie (Don) Hurless, Van Wert, and Bonnie (Allen) Gribler, Goodyear, Ariz.
   Deceased are a brother, Jerry Dean, and two sisters, Ganell Edsall and Juanita Parrish.
   He retired with 37 years of service from New Idea, Coldwater. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1292, Rockford.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Ohio City Emergency Medical Services or Community Health Professionals Visiting Nurses Association.

Stella Linneman

Celina native Stella M. Linneman, 87, of Bryan, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center, Bryan.
   She was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Celina, to Dr. George F. and Estella Schmitt Weber. On Nov. 12, 1951, she married Lewis Linneman, who survives.
   Also surviving are several nieces.
   Deceased are two brothers, George and L.A. Weber.
   She and her husband owned and operated Russell's Clothing Store, in Bryan, from 1948-1986. She worked for the Ohio State Employment Office, Celina, throughout the 1940's. She graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1939.
   She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a former member of the Orchard Hills Country Club, both of Bryan.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a rosary service at 8 p.m., at Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church Building fund.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at

Pat Pittsenbarger

Former Versailles resident Pat Pittsenbarger, 64, of Sebring, Fla., died at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2005, at Sudan Interior Mission, U.S.A. Retirement Village, Sebring, Fla. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Darke County, to W. George and M. Gladys Riggs Pittsenbarger.
   Surviving are a brother, Wayne (Virginia) of Versailles, and a sister-in-law, Delilah of Versailles.
   Deceased is a brother, Richard.
   She graduated from New Bremen High School as valedictorian in 1959, from Lima Memorial School of Nursing in 1963 and magna cum laude from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in missionary nursing. She was accepted by Sudan Interior Mission as a missionary in 1966, where she served until 1979. She was transfered to the Siraron Area and later to Sudan Interior Mission Retirement Village, where she was appointed head clinic nurse in 2003. She was a member of the First Church of God, Ansonia.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Chris Cottrell officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Baily Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, Sebring, Fla.
   Condolences can be sent to

Judith Springer

Judith L. Springer, 62, 1120 Kingswood Court, Celina, died at 4:53 p.m. Oct. 21, 2005, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Nov. 15, 1942, in Dayton, to Everett and Irma Rung Wilt. Her mother suvives in Celina.
   Also surviving are a son, Kurt (Cheryl) Henderson, Pittsboro, N.C.; a sister, Dawn Wilt, Celina; a stepbrother, Ronald (Doris) Wilt, Knoxville, Tenn.; a stepsister, Janice of Florida; a half brother, Don Paul, of Michigan; and two grandchildren.
   Deceased are a sister, Linda Bair; two stepbrothers, Everett Jr. and Richard; and half brother, Ross Raines.
   She formerly worked at Huffy Corp. in Celina. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 210 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 5713, both of Celina.
   Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Steve Clayton officiating.
   Calling is after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.

Helen Warner

Helen M. Warner, 92, 203 W. South St., New Knoxville, died at 10:25 a.m. Oct. 23, 2005, at the St. Marys Living Center.
   She was born Nov. 23, 1912, in Mercer County, to Fred and Hattie Doenges Tontrup. On May 9, 1935, she married Florenz Warner, who died May 20, 1985.
   Survivors are a son, Wayne (Melinda) of Worthington; a daughter, Beverly (James) Reineke, New Knoxville; two sisters-in-law, Margarite and Evelyn, both of New Bremen; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and served nearly 50 years at the election polls in New Knoxville. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and the Women's Guild where she was held several offices including president.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. John Tostrick and Todd Warner officiating. Burial will follow at Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the New Knoxville Park Association or to the church memorial fund.


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