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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Catherine Flaugher

Catherine "Kate" Flaugher, 91, 330 N. Main St., St. Marys, died at 9:51 p.m. Jan. 26, 2006, at her home.
   She was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Canton, to Earl and Myrtle Beck Hill. On June 24, 1933, she married Homer Flaugher who died Feb. 24, 1964.
   Surviving are three sons, Richard of Coldwater, David of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Steven (Barbara) of St. Marys; a daughter, Victoria (Mark) Rhodus, Cincinnati; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   A brother, the Rev. Howard Hill, is deceased.
   She retired as a nurse's aide from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, both of St. Marys.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses or Joint Township Home Health Care.

Lucille Keifer

Lucille S. Keifer, 83, 1010 Clover Lane, Celina, died at 8:39 p.m. Jan. 25, 2006, at the St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born July 6, 1922, in Madison, Neb., to Herman and Martha Schmidt Blank. On Feb. 16, 1947, she married Donald J. Keifer who died, May 24, 1995.
   Survivors are two sons, James (Linda) of Fort Wayne, Ind. and David of Celina; a daughter, Donna Pyburn, Spring, Texas; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are two sisters, Dorothy Betz and Evelyn Blank; and a son-in-law, James Pyburn.
   She was a typing and an english teacher for Celina City schools, retiring in 1984.She graduated from Stanton High Shool, Nebraska, and Wayne State Teachers College, Neb. She received her masters degree in teaching from St. Francis College, Fort Wayne. She was a member of and Sunday school teacher at Grace Missionary Church, Celina.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Bruce Head officiating. Burial will follow in Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.


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