Mary Alice Anthony
Hilma Feltz
Gerald Geise
Vonda Kohler
Orville Miars
Laurina Poeppelman
Rev. Robert Reynolds
Makinzy Rhoads
Ruth Rothe
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Mary Alice Anthony

Former Fort Recovery resident, Mary Alice Anthony, 89, died at 3 p.m. March 13, 2006, at The Waters of Greencastle, Greencastle, Ind.
   She was born Jan. 11, 1917, in Darke County, to Clyde and Agnes Mannix O'Dell. On March 7, 1942, she married Luke Anthony, who died Oct. 20, 1999.
   Survivors are three sons, Tom (Elaine), West Chester, Mike (Bonnie), Chillicothe, and George (Pam), Coldwater; two daughters, Margaret (Tom) Smicklas, Wadsworth, and Susan (John Howard), Greencastle.; a sister-in-law, Ruth O'Dell, Nokomis, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchidren.
   Deceased are a brother, Henry O'Dell.
   She was an elementary school teacher and principal in Mercer County and served as county elementary supervisor for Mercer County Educational Services. She was a 1934 graduate of Fort Recovery High School, received her bachelors and masters degrees in education from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella Circle 1800, American Legion Post 345 Auxiliary and library board, all of Fort Recovery. She was a member of the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, its choir and Altar Sodality, Fort Recovery.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church the Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Daughters of Isabella prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Mary Alice Anthony Memorial Scholarship, Fort Recovery Community Foundation.

Hilma Feltz

Hilma Feltz, 94, of Celina, died March 14, 2006, at her residence.
   Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.

Gerald Geise

Gerald P. Geise, 72, of Van Wert, died at 10:44 a.m. March 13, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   He was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Toledo, to Urban W. and Wanda O. Switzer Geise. He married Rose, who is deceased.
   Survivors are a son; and a brother, David DeArmond, San Jose, Calif.
   Deceased are two brothers, Richard and Donald DeArmond.
   He was a general laborer and helped on the family farm. He was a former member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church, rural Van Wert, and current member of Calvary Evangelical Church, its Builder's Sunday School class and Sanctuary Choir, Van Wert. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1473, Celina.
   Services are 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Raymond Feeck officiating, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Gideons International or the donor's choice.
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Vonda Kohler

Former Celina resident, Vonda D. "Vonnie" Kohler, 88, of Spencerville, died at 10:55 a.m. March 13, 2006, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville. She was a resident for four and a half years.
   She was born June 7, 1919, in Salem Township, Auglaize County, to Daniel and Melissa States Seibert. On Oct. 23, 1937, she married Robert L. Kohler, who survives.
   Also surviving are two daughters, Gloria L. (Jack L.) Dell-Ford, Las Vegas, Nev., and Nancy L., Conifer, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Seibert, Spencer- ville, and Eleanora Shuey, Lima; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Victor, Clifford and Harold Siebert; and three sisters, Carolyn Garwood, Retha Rohrbach and an infant, Jessilyn Seibert.
   A 1937 graduate of Spencerville High School, she worked at Crampton's Canning Factory and was an inspector at the former Mersman Furniture Factory, both of Celina. She was a former member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She also attended the Monticello United Brethren in Christ Church.
   Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Andrew J. Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery.
   Calling is 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Spencerville Emergency Medical Services.

Orville Miars

Orville W. Miars, 78, of St. Marys, died at 6:45 p.m. March 14, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Laurina Poeppelman

Maria Stein native, Laurina E. Poeppelman, 83, 9702 state Route 705, Yorkshire, died at 8:45 a.m. March 14, 2006, at Dayton Heart Hospital. Cause of death was a heart attack.
   She was born May 26, 1922, in Maria Stein, to Frank and Regina Mescher Prenger. On Sept. 30, 1950, she married Richard B. Poeppelman, who died Feb. 23, 1999.
   Survivors are a daughter, Jane (James) Wuebker, Maria Stein; four brothers, Leo (Edna) Prenger, Minster, Greg (Luella) Prenger, Maria Stein, Don (Mary) Prenger, Maria Stein, and Art (Rody) Prenger, Chickasaw; three sisters, Annella Franzer, Coldwater, Helen (Greg) Buening, Coldwater, and Hilda (Ben) Schwieterman, Fort Recovery, and six grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Alvin and an infant, Herbert Prenger; brother-in-law, Bernard Franzer; and sisters-in-law, Ann and Catherine Prenger.
   She was a homemaker and member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood. She was a member of St. Barbara Ladies Sodality of the church.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial is at St. Martin Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Rev. Robert Reynolds

The Rev. Robert Lee Reynolds, 64, of Sevierville, Tenn., died at 1:35 a.m. March 13, 2006, at Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn.
   He was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Toledo, to James H. and Lillian (Sanders) Reynolds. On June 30, 1962, he married Shirley J. Mynhier, who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Robert T. (Colleen), VanBuren, Timothy (Tracey), Genoa, and Israel L., Findlay; a daughter, Candice (Darl) Strable, Seymour, Tenn.; a brother, Bill, Toledo; four sisters, Jacklyn, Betty Ann Marckel, Judy Mason and Rosie Reynolds, all of Toledo; and 10 grandchildren.
   Deceased are step-mother, Bess Litten Reynolds and brother, Jim R.
   He graduated from Libbey High School and worked for Libbey Owens Ford before becoming a pastor. He was currently pastor at Gatlinburg World Outreach Center. He was an Associate pastor at Hope Temple; formed Charity Christian Fellowship; was a pastor of New Life Christian Center in Celina; started Word of Life World Outreach in Findlay; and formed New Beginning World Outreach in Sevierville, Tenn. He also was involved with mission work in Haiti, Africa, Dominican Republic, and England as well as the Apostolic Team Ministry.
   Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, the Rev. Donny Jester and Bishop Terry McBeath officiating. Burial is in Knollcrest Gardens east of Findlay.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Condolences can be made at

Makinzy Rhoads

Makinzy Jean Rhoads, infant daughter of Shawn and Jazmin Ackley Rhoads, 243 CS Wayne St., St. Marys, was stillborn at 12:13 a.m. March 13, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   Also surviving with the parents are a sister, Kelsey J. Coffey, St. Marys; grandfather, Dave Ackley, St. Marys; grandmother, Deb (Mark) Sholler, St. Marys; great-grandmother, Jean Ackley, St. Marys; and grandparents, Bill and Sandy Gilbert, Celina.
   Deceased is a sister, Kylee Rhoads.
   Services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Judy Ball officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is after 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ruth Rothe

Ruth M. Rothe, 80, Spencerville, died at 12:15 p.m. March 14, 2006, at Lima Memorial Health System, where she had been a patient for 10 days.
   She was born November 15, 1925, in Allen County, to Titus and Zella Laman Moorman. On Feb. 15, 1945, she married Donald T. Rothe, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Dale (Shirley), Wapakoneta, and two daughters, Barbara (Wade) Ewing, Wapakoneta, and Christine (David) Ault, Columbus; two sisters, Maxine Mullenhour and Doris Laman, both of St. Marys; a brother, John (Coraleen) Moorman, Spencerville; a sister-in-law, Melba Moorman, Spencerville; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, Harold Moorman.
   A 1943 graduate of Spencerville High School, she was a member of Kossuth-Zion United Methodist Church, the farm council and the Salem Grange in Kossuth. She worked at Sugar Creek Egg Farm, Spencerville.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Raymond S. Daniel Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Kossuth Cemetery.
   Calling is 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contibutions may be made to Kossuth Zion Church or to the donor's choice.


   Virginia N. McGee-Yohey, 76, 1215 Fairground Road, Celina, died March 13, 2006, at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati after an automobile accident on I-75.
   She was born March 19, 1929, in Mercer County, to Garnet & Daisy Norris Hanna. On September 1, 1952, she married her first husband Russell McGee, who died June 4, 1990. On June 17,1999, she married L. Orville Yohey, who died Dec. 18, 2004.
   Survivors are two sons, Larry (Carolyn) McGee, Marysville, and Gary (Tricia) McGee, Westerville; two daughters, Elaine (Tim) Garrett, Marysville, and Brenda (Dwight) Grimm, Johnstown; three brothers Vernis (Martha) Hanna, George Hanna and Dale (Dottie) Hanna, all of Celina; two sisters, Dorothy West, and Mary (Paul) Meeds, all of Celina; seven grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Carl and Clifford Hanna; a brother-in-law William West and a sisters-in-law, Jean and Mattie Hanna.
   She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Celina. She was a bookkeeper for Jack Kerns Chevrolet in Celina and retired after 30 years.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Tony Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contributions may be made to the church.


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