William Beougher, 62, 8630 Oldtown Road, Celina, died at 6:27 p.m. March 25, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, of heart problems.
He was born May 11, 1943, in Celina, to Ray and Celia Shimp Beougher, who survive in Celina. On May 4, 1991, he married Janet Davis, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mike (Stacy), Coldwater, and Scott (Jill), Celina; a daughter, Shannon (William) Schwieterman, Celina; a brother, Ron (Erma), Celina; a sister, Barbara (Lynn) Avery, Celina; a stepdaughter, Shelly (Jerold) Huckabee, Summerville, N.C.; first wife, Susan Hagaman, Celina; seven grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Veterans (Amvets).
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Ron Beougher officiating.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Heart Fund, Veteran's Affair Hospital, Dayton.
Harold Lewis Bey, 86, East Wood St., Versailles, died at 8:30 p.m. March 25, 2006, at Versailles Health Care Center.
He was born October 17, 1919, in French Town, to Albert L. and Margaret M. George Bey. On Nov. 8, 1940, he married Mary Elizabeth Guillozet, who died in 1991.
Survivors are four sons, Joseph (Jeanette), Coldwater, Stephan A., Versailles, Roger (Teresa), Minster, and Anthony L., Piqua; four daughters, Phyllis (Carl) Goubeaux, of Cody, Wyo., Patricia Bey Stover Simons, of Piqua, Kathleen (Kevin) Barhorst, Fort Loramie, and Linda (Bart) Milbourn, Versailles; a brother, Virgil, Ansonia; 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Ronald; a sister, Thelma Paulus; and two grandchildren.
He was retired from 30 years at Stolle Corp., Sidney. He was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 2347, both of Versailles.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles. Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 am. Thursday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to the Versailles Life Squad.
Robert F. Hoffman, 85, of Van Wert, died at 2:05 a.m. March 26, 2006, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born June 21, 1920, in Defiance County, to Faye and Laura Catherine Stough Hoffman. On Oct. 19, 1941, he married Mercer County native Velma A. Vining, who died Nov. 20, 1990.
Survivors are two daughters, Anita (Larry) Baxter, Van Wert, and Carol (Jeff) Thatcher, Van Wert, and three grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Bernard and David; and three sisters, Vernetta Cayton, Lottie Freeman and Emma Cornell.
He retired as a painter from the Marsh Foundation and a graduate of Bryan High School. He was a member of Calvary Evangelical Church and Friendship Sunday School Class, Van Wert. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a lieutenant in North Africa and European theaters of operations in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Raymond E. Feeck officiating. Burial is at Ridge Cemetery, Ridge Township.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the missionary family of Alex and Teresa Fellows through the church.
Mary Katherine Kingsley, 88, 1600 Bishop Court, Celina, died at 8:35 p.m. March 24, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Hopewell Township., Mercer County, to Oscar and Catherine Menchhofer Hellwarth. On March 21, 1944, she married Keith Kingsley, who was killed in action during World War II.
Survivors are two nephews, John S. (Mary Jo) Hellwarth, Celina, and Mark (Laurie) Hellwarth, Grosse Point Woods, Mich.; three nieces, Kathryn Deitsch, Wheat Ridge, Colo., Teala Hellwarth, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Susan (Dan) Miller, Delaware; and two sisters-in-law, Martha Jane Hellwarth and Alice Hellwarth, both of Celina.
Deceased are two brothers, John F. and her twin, George Hellwarth; and a sister, Margaret Deitsch.
She worked at Mersman Furniture Co., was a teller at First National Bank, a clerk at Voegele's Jewelry and a secretary at Heffner Construction, all of Celina. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, it's Altar Guild and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Services are noon Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Art Wilde officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church or Wernle Children's Home, Richmond, Ind.
Ruth E. Myers, 90, died March 24, 2006, in California.
Arrangements are pending at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
Rev. Charles Robbins
The Rev. Charles Robbins, C.PP.S., 93, died at 4:30 p.m. March 25, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, following complications of an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 18, 1913, in Sharpsburg, to Joseph and Frances Kuhl Robbins.
Survivors are two brothers, Ed, St. Henry, and Harold, San Diego, Calif.; and two sisters-in-law, Georgene Robbins, Dayton, and Betty Robbins, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Deceased are two brothers, Victor and Elmer; five sisters, Helen Werling, Lucy Jackson, Lillian Powell, Minnie Harris and Cleo Wapplehorst; and five brothers-in-law, Rudy Werling, Jim Jackson, Clarence Powell, Harmon Harris and Tony Wapplehorst.
He entered the Community in 1927, and was ordained on May 7, 1939. His first assignment was assistant chaplain, St. Agnes Convent, Fond du Lac, Wisc. In 1940, he started as a professor of Latin and Greek at St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. In 1982, he retired from the college. While at the college he was a teacher, registrar, director of admissions, director of financial aid and member of board of trustees. He received the Medal of St. Gaspar award. He was active in the congregation leadership, serving in it's Senate and it's executive committee. He was a writer, researcher and historian, publishing articles and three books.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, the Rev. Angelo Anthony officiating. Burial will follow at the community cemetery.
Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Charles, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
Condolences can be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Arrangements by Hogenkamp and Sons Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Gloria Sanford, 48, of St. Marys, died at 7:20 p.m. March 24, 2006, at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Arrangements pending with Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.