Former Highland Park, Celina, resident Patrika Amato Bauman, 79, recently of Bonita Springs, Fla., died Nov. 9, 2005, at Hospice of Naples, Fla., following a stroke on Nov. 2.
She was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Bedford, to Bloom and Lois Helser Focht. She married James E. Bauman, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Victor Amato, Port Huron, Mich., and Dr. Christopher Amato, Celina; a sister, Wendy King, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a stepson, Mark Bauman, Lima; a stepdaughter, Kim Wheeler, Lima; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. She worked at The Daily Standard in various positions from 1953 until 1992. She retired as the editor of the Town & County section. She graduated as salutorian in 1944 from Ada High School. She attended Northwestern University, Ohio Northern University and the University of Missouri, where in 1972, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. She was awarded a master of arts degree in journalism from Ball State University in 1979. She was a member of Iota Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary 210, Celina.
She was a member of the Art League of Bonita Springs and the Shores Club, Bonita Springs.
Services will be held later in Bonita Springs.
Contributions can be made to the Art League of Bonita Springs.
Robert L. Hamman, 61, a resident of the Mercer County Home, Celina, died at 3:24 a.m. Nov. 9, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in St. Henry.
He worked at Mersman Furniture Co., Celina.
Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Herman Joseph Hoying, 91, formerly of 3281 state Route 118, St. Henry, died at 5:35 p.m. Nov. 10, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born March 14, 1914, in Egypt, to Clemens and Theresia Albers Hoying. On April 20, 1937, he married Henrietta Schmitmeyer, who died March 3, 1988.
Survivors are six sons, Norman (Linda) of Coldwater, Fred (Martha) of Madison, Ind., Ronald (Teresa) of Cincinnati, Richard (Zinnia ) of Plainfield, Ind., Michael (Pam) of Marysville, and the Rev. Mark of Columbus; nine daughters, Sister Barbara of Egypt, Connie (Ralph) Guggenbiller, Sharpsburg, Janice Rindler, Burkettsville, Mary Therese (David) Reilly, Berea, Ky., Diana (Dennis) Siefring, Sharpsburg, Sue (Stanley) Zielinski, Pleasant Plain, Helen of Union City, Lois (Robert) Hartings, Piqua, and Cindy (John) Hamberg, Coldwater; a sister, Rosella Thieman, Minster, a sister-in-law, Agnes of Egypt; 53 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Kenneth; a daughter, Beverly; a brother, Lawrence; sisters, Justiniana Hoying, Josephine Dahlinghaus, Katherine Homan and son-in-law, Jerome Rindler; a brother-in-law, Bernard Thieman; four brothers and sisters during childhood; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was a farmer and member of the Mercer County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church and its St. Lawrence Men's Sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, with several pastors officiating. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Carthagena.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to an Education Charity.
James R. Petrie, 63, of Fort Wayne, Ind. died Nov. 9, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Celina, to Lawrence and Helen Spriggs Petrie. He married Beverly E. Petrie, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Timothy (Jill) Petrie of Celina; a daughter, Marcie (Bryan) Williamson, Livonia, Mich.; sister, Marilyn Freeland, Celina; and five grandchildren.
He was employed by DAP Inc., Dayton, and most recently, Fort Wayne Truck Plaza. He was a member of Blackhawk Baptist Church, Goldwing Road Rider Association, American Motorcycle Association and Bible Study Fellowship.
A memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Tabor Church of God, Celina. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. Private graveside services are Saturday morning.
Calling is 5-9 p.m., Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Contributions can be made to SEND International.
Donald G. Phillips, 83, of 518 Locust St., St. Marys, died at 7:10 a.m. Nov. 10, 2005, at the Valley Nursing Home, St., Marys, following an extended illness.
He was born March 7, 1922, in Scottsville, Ky., to Virgil and Ruth Haffner Phillips. He married Jeanette Beall, who is deceased. He later married Lavere Zimmerman, who died Jan. 30, 2005.
Survivors are a son, Steve (Rita) of Celina; three daughters, Donnetta (Jim) Butcher, Tipp City, Becky (Scott) Klopfleisch, Allen, Texas; and Tina (Chuck) Brewer, New Bremen; four stepsons, Cloyd (Diane) Zimmerman, Bakersfield, Calif., Arthur (Jerri) Zimmerman, Tampa, Fla., and James (Shirley) Zimmerman, and Bruce (Linda) Zimmerman, all of St. Marys; four stepdaughters, Sharon Bayman, Jeannette Carroll, Joy Lou (Harvey) Mobley, and Donna (Roger) Selby, all of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren.
He retired from Miller's Laundry Service, Wapakoneta. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was formerly a member of EUB Church, Celina, and was currently attending Hillsdale Baptist Church, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Dave Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Former Celina resident Isa Now Reed, 92, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Nov. 4, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.
She was born Nov. 23, 1912, in Celina, to Ora E. Abbie Canary Now. She was married to Burr Edward Reed, who died Sept. 5, 1990.
Surviving is a nephew Terry J. Brooks, Jacksonville.
Deceased is a sister, Ines Brooks.
She was a teacher at University Christian School and member of the University Baptist Church, both in Jacksonville.
Services were Wednesday, at George H. Hewell & Son Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Private burial will take place at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, is handling local arrangements.
Celina native Orville L. Wannemacher, 77, 14435 Lochard Road, Anna, died at 1:55 p.m. Nov. 9, 2005 in the emergency room of Wilson Hospital, Sidney, due to a sudden illness.
He was born May 4, 1928, in Celina, to Ferd and Edna Eicholt Wannemacher. On Aug. 27, 1949, he married Doris Stueve, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gerald (Sue) of Sidney, and Dan (Donna) of Anna; a daughter, Marcia (Dan) Worthington, Anna; two sisters, Romaine (Gerald) Hoying, Celina, and Judy Schieltz, New Concord; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Virgil.
He retired as a self-employed contractor at Wannemacher Construction, Anna. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial will be at Pearl Cemetery, Swanders.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the church and Anna Rescue Squad.