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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Virgil Barhorst

Virgil "Butch" B. Barhorst, 79, of Schmitmeyer-Baker Road, Minster, died the afternoon of Feb. 21, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born May 8, 1926, in Minster, to Edward W. and Agnes Gariety Barhorst. On July 23, 1955, he married Beverly J. Schmieder, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Kevin (Kathy) and Gregory (Carol), all of Fort Loramie; two daughters, Karen (William) Watercutter, Sidney, and Kris (Chris) Hickerson, Fort Loramie; two brothers, Tom (Bernice), of Anna, and Ed (Alice), of Sidney; six sisters, Lenore Otte, Maria Stein, Ruth Jutte, Philothea, Mary O'Halloran, Dayton, Carol (Leroy) Lochtefeld, Sidney, Barb (Larry) Francis, Russia, and Jane (Vernon) Monnin, Covington; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, Leonard.
   He owned and operated V.B. Barhorst Excavating for 40 years until 1994. After retiring he mowed ditches for McLean Township. Previously he worked 10 years for Spring Creek Gravel. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie; and a former member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster; the St. Augustine Knights of Columbus and the Shelby County Coon Hunters.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
   Contributions can be made to Shelby County Relay for Life.

Nicholas LoBianco

Nicholas LoBianco, 62, 813 Parkview Drive, Coldwater, died at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 22, 2006, at his residence.
   He was born Aug. 1, 1943, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to Nicholas and Rose Renselli LoBianco. On Jan. 23, 1965, he married Elaine Hachat, who died March 15, 2002.
   Survivors are two sons, Nicholas, Vandalia, and Michael, Coldwater; two daughters, Lisha (Anthony) Rammel and Christine (Darrin) Droesch, all of Coldwater; a brother, Vincent, Coldwater; three sisters, Gay Giere, Coldwater, Alba (Pete) Capozzi, New York state, and Mary (Carmen) Pascuzzi, Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Leon Hachat, Vine Grove, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Charmane Purnell, Baberton; and nine grandchildren.
   Deceased are a grandchild; a brother-in-law, Earl Giere; and a sister-in-law, Pauline.
   He was a retired teacher from Marion Local and Coldwater Exempted Village Schools. He was a former coach, bus driver and athletic director at Coldwater. He was a former pool manager at Coldwater Community Park. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and their Men's Holy Name Society, Coldwater. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Clarksburg, W.Va., and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1991, Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
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Pauline Yaney

Pauline W. Yaney, 94, 323 S. Mill St., died at 12:25 p.m. Feb. 22, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born Sept. 24,1911, in Coldwater to John F. and Mary Ellen Bourelle Beams. On Jan. 14, 1933, she married John H. Yaney who died July 1, 1966.
   She is survived by a sister-in-law, Jeanette Beams, Des Moines, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are an infant son Tommy; three brothers: Milo, Bernard and Lionel Beams; and a sister, Schula Hatfield.
   She worked at the former Crampton Cannery and Stokely-Van Camp Factory, and was employed for many years at the former Barr Company, all in Celina.
   She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Robert Metheny officiating.
   Calling is 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the church or to Mercer County Council on Aging.


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