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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Martha Clune

Martha M. Clune, 94, a resident of The Gardens at St. Henry, died at 4:55 a.m. March 20, 2006, at The Gardens.
   She was born Feb. 23, 1912, in Coldwater, to Clemens and Agnes Drees Broerman. On Nov. 16, 1937, she married Herbert Clune, who died Nov. 13, 1967.
   Survivors are five sons, Paul (Janet), New Weston, Donald (Alice), Minster, and Linus (Sandy), Urban (Peg) and David (Janice), all of St. Henry; two daughters, Dolores (Lester) Hartings, St. Henry, and Carolyn (Robert) Beckman, Coldwater; a sister, Rosemary Bulcher, Russia; a brother-in-law, Luke, Chickasaw; 29 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Clarence and Louis Broerman; two sisters, an infant and Victoria Schoenlein; two brothers-in-law, Alphonse and Carl; five sisters-in-law, Nora Hein, Minnie Gerlach, Lucille Dwenger, Mary Agnes Puthoff Nerderman and Esther Deitz; and a great-grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and its altar Rosary Sodality.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at St. Henry Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
   Contributions can be made to St. Peter Neurological Center.

Oscar Hall

Oscar B. Hall, 66, of Portland, Ind., died March 20, 2006, in Adams County, following an extended illness.
   He was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Floyd County, Ky., to Shirley and Ada Bailey Hall. On Aug. 10, 1989, he married Kim Hellwarth, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Jimmy (Delora), Celina; five daughters, Rebecca Springer and Sandy (Darrel) Miller, all of Celina, Tracy (Chris) Bertke, Rockford, Brandy, of El Paso, Texas, and Shirley, Elizabeth City, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   He worked at PreStress Company, Decatur, and was a self-employed construction contractor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.
   Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Abounding Grace Church, Celina, the Rev. Rick Brosher officiating.
   Calling is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Portland Chapel of Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, Portland, Ind.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Robert Knapke

Robert Knapke, 76, of Coldwater, died March 20, 2006, at his residence.
   Arrangements are pending at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

Martha Meyers

Martha "Billie" Meyers, 88, former resident of 308 Orchard Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m. March 19, 2006, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
   She was born March 6, 1918, in St. Marys, to Henry and Cora Buckhammer Makley.
   On Aug. 13, 1938, she married Wally Meyers, who died Oct. 10, 1992.
   Survivors are a son, Terry (Joy), Cyprus, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Meyers, Edgewood, Ky.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Jeff Myers; three sisters, Ononlee Albers, Helen Baker and Ruby Oldiges; and two brothers, Leon and Jerome Makley.
   She was a homemaker and 1935 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, and its altar sodality. She was a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
   Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the church or Valley Nursing Home.

Leroy Obringer

Leroy W. Obringer, 73, 2060 Northview Drive, Maria Stein, died at 4:20 a.m. March 20, 2006, at Kettering Medical Center, Dayton. He was ill for four months.
   He was born July 18, 1932, in Sharpsburg, to Reinhard and Clara Moorman Obringer. His parents and stepmother, Hermine Mohrman, are all deceased. On June 25, 1955, he married Rosa Mary Fiely, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Tom (Sherri), Merritt Island, Fla., and Dave (Vickie), Maria Stein; three daughters, Cindy, Dayton, Lori (Fred) Boeke, New Weston, and Bev, Canberra, Australia; two stepbrothers, Paul (Rosie) Mohrman, Minster, and John (Carol) Mohrman, New Bremen; a stepsister, Mary Mohrman, Seattle, Wash.; two brothers-in-law, Paul (Marie) Ranly, Minster, and Lester (Pat) Pleiman, Lima; a sister-in-law, Rosemary, Coldwater; a daughter-in-law, Mary, Coldwater; a mother-in-law, Margaret Fiely, St. Henry; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are a son, Bill Obringer; two brothers; two sisters; two stepbrothers; and a stepsister.
   He was retired from the foundry at Minster Machine Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, and it's Men's Sodality, and a member of the Knights of St. John and American Legion Post 571, Maria Stein.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Doris Stover

Doris Ann Stover, 70, Rockford, died at 9:25 pm. March 18, 2006, at her home, following a brief illness.
   She was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Mercer County, to William and Hilda Frahm Becher. On Aug. 13, 1952, she married Robert W. Stover, who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Brian (Brenda), Rod (Kelly) and R. Thomas (Penny), all of Rockford; two daughters, Cindy (Keith) Canary and Julia (Todd) Henkle, all of Rockford; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two infant sons, Dennis Wayne and Ted Allen Stover.
   She was a homemaker and member of the St. John Lutheran Hopewell Church, Celina. She was president of Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA), past-treasure of the Northwest Synod of WELCA, member of Democratic Central Committee of Mercer County, the Dublin Township Board of Elections and Shanes Crossing Historical Society of Rockford, a volunteer and past chair for the United Way for Mercer County.
   Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church or to the donor's choice.

Bessie Sanders

Bessie Marie Sanders, 75, 249 Madison Ave., Celina, died at 6:55 a.m. March 20, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Mercer County, to Floyd and Mary Sprague Davis. On Feb. 14, 1956, she married Paul E. Sanders, who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, David Millisor, Sidney, Floyd (Tina) Millisor, Indianapolis, Ind., Daniel (Linda) Millisor, Union City, Tenn., and Jeff (Lori) Sanders, Elkhart, Ind.; a daughter, Judy (Roger) Freeland, Mendon; a sister, Edna Neff, Port Clinton; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Darrell Sanders; a brother, Paul Davis, and an infant sister.
   She was retired after 20 years of service at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a graduate of Rockford High School and attended the First Baptist Church, Celina.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Ron Brady officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. today and 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of donor's choice.


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