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Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Lovell Birt

North Star native and former Montezuma resident, Lovell M. Birt, 86, 475 Lilly St., Chillicothe, died Nov. 8, 2005, at Adena Regional Health Center, Chillicothe.
   He was born July 2, 1919, in North Star, to Frank and Clara Murray Birt. On Feb. 8, 1932, he married Naomi Bilter, who is deceased. On Dec. 29, 1987, he married Wilma Hein, who also is deceased.
   Survivors are a daughter, Peggy (Richard) Sommers, Chillicothe; a brother, Doyle of Coldwater; two sisters, Mary Kay Smalley and Patty Fleck, both of Celina; and two grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Rita Wagar; and two sisters, Thelma Ott and Violet Davis.
   He retired after 35 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. He served in the Army Air Corp. during World War II and was a member of Montezuma Church of Christ.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzenzdel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Donald Ricard officiating. Burial is at Ellis Cemetery, Montezuma.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Linus Hart

Linus U. Hart, 87, 1901 Burrville Rd., Fort Recovery, died at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8, 2005, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
   He was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Fort Recovery, to Thomas and Dorothea Rammel Hart. On Oct. 9, 1945, he married Emma C. Sanderell, who survives.
   Also surviving are six sons, Ron (Judy) of Xenia, Don (Kathy) of Beavercreek, Charles of Centerville, Robert (Connie), William, and Louis (Peg), all of Fort Recovery; five daughters, Rita (Henry) Pottkotter, Coldwater, Barbara (Bob) Graves, Villa Hills, Ky., Marianne (Steve) Uhlenhake, St. Henry, and Rose (Marty) Tobe and Virginia (Rick) Homan, all of Fort Recovery; three brothers, Alfred (Donna) of St. Henry, and George (Anna Marie) and Leo (Dorothy), all of Fort Recovery; a sister, Ann Berning, Minster; a brother-in-law, Andrew Hemmelgarn, St. Henry; a sister-in-law, Imogene Hart, St. Henry; 44 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, John Hart; two sisters, Mary Catherine Quinter and Margaret Hemmelgarn; a daughter-in-law, Linda Hart; and a great-grandchild.
   He was a former employee of Master Electric, Dayton; was retired from Fort Recovery Equity after 51 years as poultry manager; was a retired farmer; and was working for American Poultry Services Ltd., Ontario, Canada. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 448th Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Battalion attached to the 35th Infantry Division of the 3rd Army under General Patton. He earned six battle stars in the European Theater. He was a life member of American Legion Post 345 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515, both of Fort Recovery. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3324 and Ohio Progressive Sportsman's Club, both of Fort Recovery. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Men's Society.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 345, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10:15 a.m. Friday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
   A wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and a Knights of Columbus prayer service will follow at 7:50 p.m.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donald Moorman

Donald E. Moorman, 78, 5802 Wabash Rd., Coldwater, died Nov. 7, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   He was born March 29, 1927, in Coldwater, to Fred H. and Edna Henke Moorman. On July 28, 1959, he married Virginia R. Neely, who died Oct. 4, 2004.
   Survivors are a sister, Betty May, Celina; a step son, Tony (Patty) Bailey, Roanoke, Va.; and a grandchild.
   Deceased are six brothers, Paul, Herman, Luther, Carl, Oscar and Robert Moorman; and five sisters, Margaret Wurster, Freda Barefoot, Alma Baker, Ruth Crease and Bertha Moorman.
   He retired in 1992 from the United Parcel Service, where he was a mechanic. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Coldwater, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Services are 12:30 p.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday at Ballard Cemetery, Peterson, W.Va.
   Calling is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Isa Reed

Former Celina resident Isa Now Reed, 92, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Nov. 4, 2005, in Jacksonville.
   Local arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons, Celina.

James Rickard

James Junior "Pappy" Rickard, 81, of Rockford, died at 3:23 p.m. Nov. 6, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
   He was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Van Wert County, to James and Emma Coil Rickard. On Feb. 12, 1947, he married Mary C. Zizelman, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Doug (Sandy) of Celina; four daughters Roberta (Gordon) Brown, Rockford, Mary Lou (Tom) Massengill, Coldwater, and Brenda (Tex) Keifer and Cathy (Carl) Frank, all of Mendon; a brother, Donald of Mendon; a sister, Louise Kohnen, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a son, Keith Rickard.
   He was a truck driver for Schroyer, Inc. for over 50 years, a farmer and lay minister for Friends Chapel Church. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Rockford American Legion, Glen D. Eckhart Post 508.
   Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Karen Long officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Gideons.

Mary Wahl

Mary Wahl, 92, a resident of Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford, died Nov. 5, 2005, at the center. She had been a resident since 1974.
   Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Friends Chapel Cemetery, Rockford.
   There are no calling hours.
   Funeral arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina.


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