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Monday, February 6, 2006

Daisy Davis

Daisy M. Davis, 95, 230 E. Fulton St., Celina, died at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 4, 2006, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   She was born Oct. 21, 1910, in Mercer County, to Clyde M. and Susan E. May Davis.
   Survivors are a sister, Fern Moorman, Celina; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy of Celina, and Vivian of Van Wert.
   Deceased are two brothers, Forest E. and Norman; and a sister, Violet Daring.
   She was a beautician and owner of Davis Beauty Shop, Celina. She attended Liberty Chapel Church, Liberty Twp.
   Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Mark Wakeland officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Barry Helman

Barry C. Helman, 52, 329 N. Ohio Ave., Sidney, died at 11:15 p.m. Feb. 2, 2006, at work, in Sidney. Death was due to an apparent heart attack.
   He was born April 11, 1953, in Sidney, to Dale N. and Vera Jeannette Pitsenbarger Helman. His father survives in Houston. On Sept. 16, 1977, he married Donna Young, who died Dec. 20, 1993.
   Other survivors are three sons, Craig Schaffner, Piqua, and Barry Allen and Fredrick, both of Celina; two stepdaughters, Mary Snyder, Celina, and Anna Bash, Portland, Ind.; a brother, Ted D. of Sidney; two sisters, Pam (Gary) Ginn and Kimberly, both of Houston; three grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased is an infant brother.
   A 1971 graduate of Houston High School, he was employed at the Pub Lounge and was a member of Oran Christian Church, both of Sidney.
   Service is 1:30 p.m. today at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, the Rev. Steve Clayton officiating. Burial is at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
   Calling was 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
   Condolences can be made at cromesfh@earthlink.net.

Marjorie Shimp

Celina native Marjorie Lucille Shimp, 82, 232 Curtis Creek Gracious Retirement Living, Quincy, Ill., died Feb. 2, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
   She was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Celina, to Domer and Flossie Beougher. On Oct. 27, 1943, she married Nathan B. Shimp, who survives.
   Also surviving are a brother, Robert Beougher, Celina; two sons, Kevin (Jayne) of Quincy, Ill. and Marvin of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and five grandchildren.
   Deceased are four brothers, Russell, Paul, Ray and Don Beougher; and a sister, Belva Sutter.
   She worked with her husband in his Farm Drainage and trencher manufacturing businesses in Ohio and Palmyra, Mo. They also operated the a dance club in Palmyra and the Dairy Castle in West Quincy, Mo. She worked as a realtor for Ragar and Bond Realty and, recently, at Show-Me Realty in Palmyra, Mo.
   Services were 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 2006, at the First Presbyterian Church, Palmyra, the Rev. Dennis Fletcher officiated.
   Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the First Presbyterian Church, Palmyra.
   The Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel, Palmyra, was in charge of arrangements.
   Pallbearers to private burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra, were Greg Gordley, Gerry Korb, Brian Shimp, Derek Shimp, Max Shimp and Andy Bross.
   Condolences can be made at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.

Dennis Thornton

Dennis R. Thornton, 57, 414 S. Sugar St., Celina, died at 1:55 a.m. Feb. 3, 2006, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton of heart related illness.
   He was born May 10, 1948, in Covington, Ky., to Robert, who is deceased, and Elizabeth Ann Meadows Thornton, who survives in Kentucky. He was married to Sandra Lee Thornton, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, William and Joseph, both of Kentucky; two stepsons, Shawn (Becky) Snyder, Celina, and Jeffrey Gray, serving the U.S. Army in Iraq; a stepdaughter, Shelley (Bob) Humes, Lima; and six grandchildren.
   He was a driver for the Giving Thanks Ministry, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Vietnam era and a volunteer for the Homeland Security Unit 1633. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 783 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, all of Celina. He also was a member of the Celina Lake Festival steering committee and served as parade chairman.
   Services are 10 a.m. Feb. 8, 2006, at Miller Funeral Home Grand Lake Chapel, the Rev. Tony Richmond officiating.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial service by Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 5713 is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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