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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Regina Byrne

Former Delphos resident, Regina "Ginny" L. Byrne, 80, of Celina, died at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 15, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born March 21, 1925, in Ottoville, to Bernard and Bernadine Brinkman Rayman. On Aug. 11, 1945, she married Thomas T. Byrne, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, F. Joseph (Tracey) of Brockway, Penn.; a daughter, Dianna (Mike) Ireton, Celina; three sisters, Alma Gerker, Fort Jennings, Mildred Brinkman, Delphos, and Doris Ann (Art) Rellinger, Ottoville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Ronald and Joseph Byrne; two brothers, Ed Rayman and Aloysius Rayman; four sisters, LaDonna Gerlock, Agnes Luebrecht, Agatha Metz and Margaret Blymyer; and a grandchild.
   She was a hairdresser for 35 years. She owned and operated Ginny's Beauty & Style Shop and Mr. Byrne's Wig Center, both of Delphos; Modern Miss, Van Wert; Dianna's, Ottoville; and Cameo, Defiance. She was a former member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Home, Delphos. Parish Wake Service is 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Bernice Geren

Bernice W. Geren, 95, 1001 Myers Road, Celina, and former resident of 7274 state Route 197, Celina, died at 6:10 a.m. Jan. 16, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born July 24, 1910, at Oak Shade, in Fulton County, to William and Minnie Wetherby Spangler. On June 19, 1929, she married Roy S. Geren, who died March 25, 1991.
   Survivors are two sons, Roy William A. of Wapakoneta, and Clare Wayne of Celina; a daughter, Joyce Ann of Celina; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Carl and Leon Spangler and three sisters, Florence Spangler, Myrtle Gordon and Gladis Minch McKenzie.
   She was co-owner of the former Geren's Master Market, Celina, and the former Geren Food Service of Columbus Grove. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina. She was a 50-plus-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 527, Columbus Grove, and a former member of Chapter 129, Continental. She was also a member of the SOROSIS Club, Continental.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jeff Smalley officiating. Burial is at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Monroe Cemetery, Continental.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Tharsilla Siefring

Tharsilla "Sally" F. Siefring, 87, 4167 Mercer-Darke County Line Road, Fort Recovery, died at 3:28 p.m. Jan. 16, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Guadalupe, to Frank and Librata Niekamp Eyink. On April 14, 1940, she married Leo H. Siefring, who died Jan. 12, 1986.
   Survivors are three sons, James (Adelma) of Burkettsville, Charles (Jean) of Sharpsburg, and Richard (Jackie) of Beavercreek; two daughters, Marilyn Miller, Beavercreek, and Darlene (Fred) Loscko, Rochester Hills, Mich.; two brothers, Lawrence (Mary Ann) Eyink, Cincinnati, and Eugene (Peggy) Eyink, Mesa Ariz.; two sisters, Nellie Culver, Celina, and Florentine (Robert) Meyer, Botkins; a sister-in-law, Mary Etta Eyink, Montezuma; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Ralph; two brothers, Arthur and Jerome; a son-in-law, Gerald Miller; a brother-in-law, Fred Culver; a sister-in-law, Virginia Eyink; and a grandchild.
   She was a farmer and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and their ladies sodality, Burkettsville.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
   Contributions can be made to a local Animal Shelter.


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