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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Ricky Daughtery

Ricky L. Daughtery, 43, 113 Birch St., Jackson Center, died of cancer at 6:42 p.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at his residence.
   He was born Oct. 23, 1962, in Lima, to Elsie May Harrington, who survives in Bellefontaine. On Jan. 11, 1979, he married E. Kay Hickey, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Richard (Mary Rittenhour), Lakeview, and Myles, Jackson Center; two daughters, Angel (Tyrone) Baker, Jesup, Ga., and April (Charles) Wright, Lakeview; five brothers, Carl (Debra) Gould, Bellefontaine, William (Joella) Good, Galion, Edwin Good, Charleston, W. Va., Billy Joe Daughtery, Bellefontaine, and Tony Daughtery, West Mansfield; four sisters, Marcie Humphreys, of Gomer, Tammy, Pittsburgh, Penn., Tina, of McClure, and Debbie (John Gibson) Bump, St. Marys; and five grandchildren.
   Deceased are grandmother, Marietta Gould and a brother, Earl Dean Good.
   He was employed at AP Techniglass Co., Bellefontaine.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Philip Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery, New Hampshire.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Kathryn Gilbert

Kathryn Ann "Katy" Gilbert, 67, 431 Arlington St., St. Marys, died at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born March 12, 1938, near Minster, to Richard and Medella Egbert Berning.
   Surviving are three sons, Eric, Fort Loramie, Dane, Dayton, and Derek, St. Marys; two daughters, Lori Lynn (Marcus) Petitjean, Russia, and Pamela (Chris) Marx, Brookville; a sister, Sandra (Jim) Brining, New Bremen; and four grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Alice Zimmer and infant sister, Sharon Berning.
   She worked for 23 years at the Montgomery County Department of Human Services, Dayton. Since 1984, she worked at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Goodwill Industries, The Evening Leader, St. Marys, and The Community Post, Minster. She compiled stories for "Memoirs of World War II," published Dec. 7, 2003.
   She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Auglaize County Historical Society, the New Bremen Historical Association and the Minster Historical society. She was a 1956 graduate of New Bremen High School and attended Miami-Jacobs Business College and Wright State University, both in Dayton.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Leo A. Hoying officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Dean Hellwarth

Dean E. Hellwarth, 79, 805 Echo St., Celina, died at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Center, Dayton.
   He was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Mercer County, to Ray and Mae Sielsbhott Hellwarth. On Nov. 23, 1953, he married Marilyn McElfresh, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Calvin (Lillian), Celina; a daughter, Kim (Oscar) Hall, Portland, Ind.; a brother, Dillon (Jean), Celina; and four grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Joyce Mae.
   He was retired from New Idea and Celina City Parks. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
   Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the church the Rev. Mike Westbay officiating.
   Contributions can be made to the church or Dayton Veterans Administration Hospice.

Helen Parker

Helen M. Parker, 95, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at Otterbein.
   She was born March 21, 1910, in Anthony, Kan., to Frederick and Willa Ritter Parker. In 1929, she married Howard Parker, who died on Dec. 27, 1974.
   Survivors are a daughter, Mercille (Carl) McDonald, Dayton; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne, St. Marys; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
   She retired from St. Marys Woolen Mill and altered clothes for Kellermeyer's Clothing Store. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its altar sodality, St. Marys. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767 Auxiliary, St. Marys, and active in the Republican Party.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Lillian Sherman

Lillian Mae Bernard Sherman, 72, of North Dorset Road, Troy, died Feb. 27, 2006, at Harborside, Troy. She was confined for three years at Harborside for a neural muscular disease, progressive supranuclear palsy.
   She was born Aug. 26, 1933, in St. Henry, to William A. and Ada E. Ahlers Bernard. On July 30, 1955, she married Eugene J. Sherman, who died June 1, 1982.
   Survivors are a daughter, Rebecca Jean (Mark) Hamler; three brothers, Arthur M (Janet) Bernard, St. Henry, Norman G. (Ruth) Bernard, New Weston, and Allen W. Bernard, Cincinnati; two sisters, Edna R. (John) Fox, St. Henry, and Arlene M. Brandewie, Fort Loramie; and two grandchildren.
   She was a 1951 graduate of St. Henry High School. She worked at Mersman Table Company, Celina, was cafeteria manager of St. Patrick's School and law librarian for Miami County from 1975 to 2000.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, the Rev. James Duell officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Hale-Sarver Funeral Home, West Milton.
   Contributions can be made to the church soup kitchen.


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