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Vonda Kohler
Sandra McClure
Lyndon Medaugh
Makinzy Rhoads
Larry Roby
Rev. Charles Rueve
Beatrice Stauffer
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Mary Alice Anthony

Former Fort Recovery resident, Mary Alice Anthony, 89, died March 13, 2006, at The Waters of Greencastle, Ind.
   Arrangements are pending at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Vonda Kohler

Former Celina resident, Vonda D. "Vonnie" Kohler, 86, of Spencerville, died at 10:55 a.m. March 13, 2006, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville.
   Arrangements are pending at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.

Sandra McClure

Sandra Ann Scott McClure, 73, of Xenia, died March 13, 2006, at Bellbrook Rehab and Healthcare Center.
   She was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Marion, to Owen Hugh and Francis Irvin Scott. On Oct. 28, 1956, she married Lawrence McClure, who survives.
   Survivors are a son, Scott D. (Annette), St. Henry; brother-in-law, Marion F. Makeever, Marion; and three grandchildren.
   She was employed at MacMillan Grain, Miami Jacobs Business College and Butler Training. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Xenia, and a former member of the Central Christian Church, Marion.
   Services are 7 p.m. Wednesday at McColaugh Funeral Home, Xenia, the Rev. Brian D. Maguire officiating. Burial will follow a graveside service Thursday in Marion Cemetery, Marion.
   Calling is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at McColaugh Funeral Home and noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Boyd Funeral Home, Marion.

Lyndon Medaugh

Mercer County native, Lyndon "Lyn" Medaugh, 47, of Valdosta, Ga., died March 11, 2006, at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, after a sudden illness.
   He was born April 16, 1958 in Mercer County, to the late Robert and Emilia Medaugh. He married Vicki Medaugh, who survives.
   Survivors are five sons, Damon & Sheri Rogers, Valdosta, Ga., and Chad, Brad, Eric and Keith (Emily), all of Celina; a daughter, Heather (Kenneth) Starbuck, Las Vegas, Nev.; five sisters, Raena Onnen, Fort Wayne, Ind., Ynda Cappelletty, Toledo, Bridgette Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, Pri Quita Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, and Linda Armendariz, California; six stepbrothers and sisters; and eight grandchildren.
   He was a member of American Legion Post 470, Coldwater and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, Celina.
   Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Makinzy Rhoads

Makinzy Jean Rhoads, infant daughter of Shawn and Jazmin Ackley Rhoads, was stillborn at 12:13 a.m. March 13, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Larry Roby

Larry Roby, 56, 245 North Spruce St., St. Marys, died at 3:27 p.m. March 12, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, St. Marys. Death was due to an apparent heart attack.
   He was born April 3, 1949, in Lima, to Ed and Lela Aspaugh Roby. On June 7, 1969, he married Suzanne Snyder, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Todd (Robin), New Knoxville; a daughter, Laury, Delaware; two brothers, John (Charlene), St. Marys, and Charles (Joyce), Lima; a brother-in-law, Pete Sweeney, St. Marys; and four grandchildren.
   Deceased are a sister, Connie Sweeney.
   He was a heat treat operator at General Aluminum, Wapakoneta. He was a 1968 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, St. Marys, a member and trustee of American Legion Post 323, St. Marys, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. James Nuhfer officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Rev. Charles Rueve

The Rev. Charles Rueve C.PP.S., 87, died at 9:30 p.m. March 10, 2006, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, after an extended illness.
   He was born May 25, 1918, in Ottawa, to Francis and Laura Hermiller Rueve.
   Survivors are a brother, Frank (Carol), Lewisburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Deceased are two brothers, Vincent and Eugene; a sister, Alice Thatcher; a brother-in-law, Dale Thatcher; and three sisters-in-law, Betty Rueve, Marie Rueve and Marge Rueve.
   He entered the Community in 1932 and was ordained December 5, 1943. He spent two years in parish work in Pennsylvania before going to Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. He taught mathematics and for a time was in charge of the landscaping. He obtained his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and continued to teach at Saint Joseph's, where he became a professor, then head of the math department. He retired from teaching in 2002, and the following year took up residence at St. Charles Center.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Center the Rev. Angelo Anthony, officiating. The homilist is the Rev. Tim McFarland. Burial will follow in the Community cemetery.
   Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at St. Charles, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
   Contributions may be made to St. Charles Center.
   Arrangements were by Hogenkamp and Sons Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Beatrice Stauffer

Beatrice Cochran Stauffer, 90, 613 Linden Ave., Celina, died at 1 p.m. March 13, 2006, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born May 2, 1915, in Wells County, Ind., to Edson Nelson and Mary Ethel Shoemaker Cochran. On August 28, 1938, she married Roger Stauffer, who passed away on Nov. 26, 2005.
   Survivors are three sons, R. Jay (Carol), New Bremen, R. Jan (Rosie), Murfreesboro, Tenn., R. Jerry (Linda), London; two brothers, John E. (Wilda) Cochran, Bluffton, Ind., and Chad (Donna) Cochran, Petroleum, Ind.; two sisters, Doris Eileen (Merrell) Hazlett, Texarkana, Texas, and Virginia (Ralph) Schaadt, Petroleum, Ind.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   She was a homemaker and teacher. She taught at Chester Center School in Wells County, Shawnee Elementary and Celina East Elementary School. She graduated from Petroleum H.S. in 1933; from Ball State Teachers College in 1935 with a twp-year degree in elementary education; from Ohio Northern University in 1961 with her bachelors degree; and from Wright State University in 1971 with her masters degree in education. She taught Sunday school and worked with 4-H. During her retirement she continued to substitute teach, and researched and published two comprehensive genealogy books on both sides of her family.
   She was a member of the University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma (Beta Phi Chapter), Ohio Education Association, National Education Association, Columbus Education Association, Ohio and Mercer County Retired Teachers Associations, member of the Daughters of American Revolution and attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina. She is a former member of the Alpha Delta Omega Sorority (Phi Chapter), and a long-time volunteer with the Family Crisis Network in Mercer County.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, with Revs. Robert Metheny and John Cochran officiating. Burial is 2 p.m. Thursday at the Greenwood Cemetery, Linn Grove, Ind.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Delta Kappa Gamma (Beta Phi) Scholarship Fund, the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina, or the charity of the donor's choice.


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