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Saturday, March 25, 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.
   Condolences can be made at

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.

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.


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