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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dolores Bonvillian

Dolores Bonvillian, 81, of Fort Recovery, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Briarwood Manor, Coldwater.
   She was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Mercer County, to Edward and Rose Schmitz Stein.
   Survivors are three sons, Robert E., Celina, Richard (Karen), Fort Recovery, and John (Nancy), Hartford City, Ind.; a daughter, Tara Stein, Portland, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
   Deceased is a great-grandson.
   She worked at St. Henry Canning Factory and at Kroger and Hartwig Poultry, both in Fort Recovery. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Portland, Ind., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515 Auxiliary, Fort Recovery. She attended the Church of the Nazarene, Fort Recovery.
   Services are 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Portland Chapel of the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, the Rev. Verl Ballmer officiating. Burial of the cremains will be later at Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.

Ricky Daughtery

Ricky L. Daughtery, 43, 113 Birch St., Jackson Center, died at 6:42 p.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at his residence, following a long illness.
   Arrangements pending at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Clara Grube

Former Fort Recovery resident, Clara T. Grube, 88, resident of Briarwood Manor, Coldwater, died at 1:50 a.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   She was born Sept. 16, 1917, in St. Henry, to Leo and Theresia Kothman Hemmelgarn. On April 27, 1940, she married Norbert C. Grube, who died March 14, 1988.
   Survivors are four sons, Marvin (Marti), Hollywood, Fla., Bernard, Union City, and Gene (Elaine) and Robert, all of Fort Recovery; two daughters, Linda Downing, Greenville, and Bernice Allen, New Paris; two brothers, Andrew Hemmelgarn, St. Henry, and Leroy (Mildred) Hemmelgarn, Celina; two sisters, Teresa (Albert) Steinbrunner, Fort Recovery, and Wilma (Cy) Everman, Maria Stein; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Ronald Lee Grube; two sisters, Bertha Dippold and Leona Hartings; and two great-grandchildren.
   She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and its Altar Sodality, Sharpsburg, and a 50-year member of the Catholic Knights of America, St. Joe. She was retired from Fort Recovery Industries.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church the Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Prayer service is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  Ralph Kuck
   Ralph Kuck, 74 301 South Main St., New Knoxville, died Feb. 27, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born March 17, 1931, in Shelby County, to Florenz and Hattie Schneider Kuck. On Aug. 31, 1957, he married Carol Webb, who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Russell (Linda), New Knoxville, and William (Becky) and Mark, all of St. Marys; five daughters, Debra (Steve) Schamp, St. Marys, Donna (Brad) Frideger, Huber Heights, and Robin (Roy) March, Linda and Sara, all of New Knoxville; three brothers, Allen (Janet), of Quincy, and Lloyd (Annette) and Darrell (Mary), all of New Knoxville; two sisters, Norma Henschen, Columbus, and Edna (Charles) Vornholt, New Bremen; two sisters-in-law, Frieda and Annabelle, both of New Knoxville; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Homer and John; two sisters, an infant and Minnie Schrolucke.
   He was a retired machinist from Brown's Welding Company, Botkins, and a farmer. He was a combat veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a staff sergeant in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville, the Farm Burea and First United Church of Christ.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Mitch Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the Radio Broadcast Fund of the church.

Marguerite Roberts

Mercer County native, Margerite L. Roberts, 71, 6581 South Spooky Hollow Road, Union City, Ind., died the morning of Feb. 27, 2006, at her residence.
   She was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Mercer County, to John and Caroline Ahrns Hehr. On March 16, 1954, she married Oakland Roberts, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Oakland Jr. (Deborah), Union City; a daughter, Vickee (Gary) Schoenherr, Portland, Ind., two brothers, John (Lola) Wehr, Marion, Ind. and Charles (Belle) Hehr, Bonita Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Shirley (Duane) Coleman, Kalamazoo, Mich. and Eva (Thomas) Sybert, Washington, Penn.; and six grandchildren.
   She worked as a SQC Quality Auditor at Jay Garment, Portland. She was a 1952 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and member of Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene.
   Private services will be held in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, Ind. the Rev. Eugene Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
   Contributions can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.

Ralph Kuck


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