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James Bubp
Emma Kaiser
Elsie Schamp
Todd Slone
Elaine Sparks
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Friday, March 24, 2006

Naomi Allenbaugh

Former Celina resident Naomi M. Allenbaugh, 97, died Feb. 18, 2006, at The Arbors, Delaware.
   She was born June 15, 1908, in Montra. Her mother and stepfather, were Gertrude and Frank Depler.
   She was an Emeritus Professor at the Ohio State University. She taught elementary, junior high and high school physical education at Celina School District. She was an officer in the state, mid-west and national American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
   She received numerous awards including The Ohio State University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 1974, National Association for Sport and Physical Education Joy of Effort Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Physical Education of Children. She was recognized by The Ohio State University Mortar board National college Senior Honor Society and in 1988 inducted to the University College of Education Hall of Fame.
   Private services will be held at a later date in Powell.
   Arrangements are by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware.
   Contributions can be made to Council for Physical Education for Children, or The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
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James Bubp

James E. Bubp, 58, 895 Townview Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:30 p.m. March 22, 2006, at his residence, following an extended illness.
   He was born March 21, 1948, in Dayton, to Henry and Eileen Schroer Bubp. His mother survives in St. Marys. On July 25, 1970, he married Carol Kroft, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Jamie (Molly), of Troy, and Jason, Wapakoneta; two sisters, Bonnie (Tom) James, and Kristie (Chuck) Black, Celina; and a grandson.
   Deceased is a infant brother.
   He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from Dana Corp., Lima. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, American Legion Post 323, St. Marys, and the Ohio Archeological Society. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Emma Kaiser

Emma M. Kaiser, 90, 2470 state Route 119, Minster, died at 5:15 a.m. March 24, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
   She was born Oct. 5, 1915, in Fort Loramie, to John and Anna Schlater Borchers. On Oct. 18, 1939, she married Richard J. Kaiser, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, John (Linda) and Edward (Jean), all of Minster; four sisters, Mildred Barhorst, Newport, Leona (Carl) Steinemann, Minster, Agnes (Vernon) Winner, Osgood, and Mary Lou (Homer) Bornhorst, Fort Loramie; three sisters-in-law, Shorty Borchers, Minster, and Henrietta (Sam) Dosek and Lu Borchers, all of Fort Loramie; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are six brothers, Clarence, Tony, Louis, Herbert, John and Albert Borchers; and two sisters, Martha Hilgefort and Helen Barga.
   She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, and a former member of it's St. Monica Ladies Sodality, Minster.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Louis Schmit officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Monday and 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
   Contributions can be made to Minster Community Fund.

Elsie Schamp

Elsie Schamp, 96, 05617 Lock 14 Road, St. Marys, died March 23, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born Jan. 11, 1910, near New Bremen, to Fred and Dora Wehmeyer Warner. On March 5, 1931, she married Maynard Schamp Sr., who died in 1981.
   Survivors are a son, Maynard Jr. (Betty), St. Marys; a daughter, Marlene (James) Harpest, Wapakoneta; a son-in-law, Don Prueter, New Knoxville; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a daughter, Sylvia Prueter; a brother, Leonard Warner; four sisters, Esther Colvin, Viola Reed, Helen Wietholter and Dorothy Kuhlhorst.
   She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and the Sew and Sew Club, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m Sunday at the funeral home.

Todd Slone

Todd Allen Slone, 33, 526 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 5:10 p.m March 22, 2006, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Cause of death is pending autopsy.
   He was born Dec. 3, 1972, in St. Marys, to Lawrence Sr. and Wilma Makley Slone. On Nov. 5, 1994, he married Shelly Koeper, who died May 8, 1998.
   Survivors are his father, Lawrence Sr. (Billie), Clearwater, Fla.; his mother, Wilma (Mick) Ginter, St. Marys; a stepdaughter, Tanika; four brothers, George, St. Marys, Larry (Sarah), Lima, Ricky, St. Marys, and Joe, Clearwater; four sisters, Sue Monte, Clearwater, Shelly Cavinder, Clearwater, Jessica (Michael) Bell, St. Marys, and Jennifer (Timothy) Kettle, St. Marys; two stepbrothers, Micky and Donnie Ginter, both of St. Marys; six stepsisters, Delight (Cliff) Damron, St. Marys, Doreen (Mike) Freewalt, St. Marys, Bonnie (Toby) Evans, St. Marys, Samantha (Shawn) Miller, St. Marys, and Naomi Osborne, Mendon.
   Deceased are an infant brother, Lawrence and grandparents, Charles and Gretchen Makley and Amos and Sarah Slone.
   He worked at St. Marys Foundry.
   Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the D.A.R.E. program.

Elaine Sparks

Elaine S. Sparks, 37, 665 N. Mill St., Celina, died at 9:18 p.m. March 23, 2006, at James Cancer Center, Columbus. Death was due to natural causes.
   She was born Jan. 14, 1969, in Celina, to Arthur and Sonia Clark Jacobs, who survive in Celina. On July 22, 1995, she married Bryon Sparks, who survives.
   Also surviving are a daughter, Joanna Anderson, Celina; two brothers, James A. (Sue) Jacobs, Coldwater, and Alan (Ruth) Jacobs, Celina; four sisters, Deb (Don) Gross, Coldwater, and Teresa (Jeff) Griswold, Tammy (Carl) Truesdale and Mary (Darrel) Conkel, all of Celina; and father and mother-in-law, John (Tonya) Sparks, and Becky (Bill) Kuck, all of St. Marys.
   She was a bartender at Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1291 and Knights of Columbus Council 1800, both of Celina. She was a member of the Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and Legion Auxiliary, all of Celina.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. James Sparks officiating. Burial is in Resthaven Memory Gardens, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Cletus Weitzel

Cletus B. Weitzel, 86, 404 E. Broadway St., Fort Recovery, died at 6:05 p.m. March 21, 2006, at Jay County Hospital, Portland, Ind.
   He was born June 19, 1919, in Sharpsburg, to John and Elizabeth Wilker Weitzel. On June 15, 1948, he married Mary Ann Rammel, who survives in Fort Recovery.
   Also surviving are three sons, Charles and Lavern (Jane), all of Fort Recovery, and Paul (Cindy), Portland; four daughters, Alice (Gary) Howard, Fort Loramie, Lucy (Leonard) Bruns, Chickasaw, Ruth (Fred) Jutte and Rita (Dave) Tobe, all of Fort Recovery; two sisters, Dorothy (Herbert) Timmerman, Coldwater, and Edna (Luke) Rose, Fort Recovery; a brother-in-law, Art Rindler, Coldwater; four sisters-in-law, Sally, Celina, Betty, Coldwater, Alice, Yorkshire, and Eva, Celina; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are six brothers, Aloys, Arthur, Lawrence, Dick, Julius and Joe Weitzel; two sisters, Alvina Rindler and Lorena Boeckman; and a grandchild.
   He was retired from farming and carpentry. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, and American Legion Post 345, both in Fort Recovery.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery. Graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 345, Fort Recovery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Prayer service is 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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