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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Arthur Bruns

Arthur Bruns, 86, of St. Rose, died this morning, March 8, 2006, at his residence.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

John Hamilton

John Roscoe Hamilton, 84, 8691 Mercer Road, Mendon, died at 9:25 p.m. March 3, 2006, at Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, Fla.
   He was born July 6, 1921, in Union Township, Mercer County, to John J. and Ethel Lemunyon Hamilton. On July 6, 1942, he married Nellie M. Hunsaker, who survives.
   Also surviving are five sons, Don (Kathy), Coldwater, and Jim (Sharon), Dan, Bill (Barb) and Ken, all of Mendon; two daughters, Sue Sharpe, Spencerville, and Esther, Coldwater; two brothers, Lee (Ginger), Osseo, Mich., and Harry (Dorothy), Nevada, Mo.; a sister, Hazel (Bill) Lichtensteiger, Ossian, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Gary, and a sister, Gail Stafford.
   He retired after 38 years of service from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, St. Marys. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving in Italy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 210, Celina.
   He also was a member of the Hamilton-Bethel United Methodist Church, Mendon, and a 1939 graduate of the former Mendon-Union High School. He served on the Mendon-Union Recreation Association Committee and was a former member of the Mendon Lions Club.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Paul Bunnell officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Evangeline Howe

Evangeline F. Howe, 97, died at 1:30 p.m. March 6, 2006 at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, where she was a resident.
   She was born Dec. 29, 1908, in New Knoxville, to William and Caroline Hinze Sunderman. On June 12, 1931, she married Elmer Howe, who died Nov. 17, 1997.
   Survivors are two nephews, Joseph (Sarah) Kreitzer, and Thomas (Darla) Kreitzer, all of Botkins; and two nieces, Nancy (James) Niemeyer, New Knoxville, and Mary (Thomas) George, Tallmadge.
   Deceased are two sisters, Lenora Wierwille and Grace Kreitzer.
   She worked at D. Armstrong Company, St. Marys, and the former St. Marys Woolen Mill. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial is at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is after 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice of Darke County.

Mary Stone

Willshire native Mary E. Stone, 93, 737 W. Horton St., Bluffton, Ind. died at 6:55 p.m. March 6, 2006, at Markle Health Care, Markle, Ind.
   She was born May 18, 1912, in Willshire, to Isaac L. and Bonnie B. Brookhart Sutton. On July 16, 1936, she married Vernon E. Stone, who died May 16, 1961.
   Survivors are a son, Vernon E. II, Poneto, Ind.; four daughters, Bonnie (Charles) Clack, Clarksville, Tenn., Alice Ann (John) Van Wagner, Poneto, Ind., Cathleen (Keith) Moser, Huntington, Ind., and Faith (Rick) Sprong, Warsaw, Ind.; a brother, Robert E. Sutton, Findley; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
   Deceased are two sons, an infant son and David; two daughters, Elizabeth Bennett and DawnDeNell Buchard; three brothers; three sisters; and three grandchildren.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Bluffton, the Revs. Ernest Plemmons and Walter Graeflin officiating. Burial is at Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and after 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Northeast Indiana or Nazarene World Missions.

Jessie Toshlog

Jessie W. Toshlog, 93, of Richmond, Ind., died March 7, 2006, at Beverly Oak Ridge, Richmond, following a short illness.
   She was born Nov. 9, 1912, in Falmouth, Ind., to Alonzo and Nannie Parker. Her husband of 23 years, Kenneth, survives.
   Also surviving are three stepsons, Larry (Marilyn), Greensfork, Darryl, North Star, and Jerry, Centerville, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Kathy (Scott) Sweet, Richmond; seven stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, James Parker.
   She was the postmistress of Falmouth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Richmond.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home, Richmond, the Rev. James Spon officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery, Falmouth.
   Calling is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association of Indianapolis, Ind., and at


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