Dorothy Buck
Laura Burr
Helen Dorsey
Virgil Goubeaux
Paul Homan
Kathleen Klosterman
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Ray Secaur
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Dorothy Buck

Dorothy E. Buck, 85, Cron Street, died April 1, 2006 at her son's home in Woodburn, Ind.
   She was born June 10, 1920 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Robert L. and Georgia M. Wentz Birt. On April 30, 1941, she married Herschel L. Buck, who died July 1, 1988.
   Surviving is a son, Francis (Robin) Buck, Woodburn, Ind.; a brother-in-law, Carl (Norma) Buck, Celina; three sisters-in-law, Beatrice Birt, Anaheim, Calif., Berniece Germann and Marjorie Miesse, both of Celina.
   Deceased are brothers, Robert L. and Norman W.; a sister, Grace Scheafer; and two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Miller and Iola Schuck.
   She was employed by Huffy Manufacturing for 20 years.
   Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Missionary Church, Celina, the Rev. Bruce Head officiating. Burial will follow in Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church or Parkview Hospice, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Laura Burr

Grandchild of Celina and Rockford residents, Laura Alison Burr, 23, of Pensacola, Fla., died March 31, 2006, in a Florida hospital. On Aug. 24, 2005, she received a heart transplant at Tampa General Hospital.
   She was born Aug. 22, 1982, in Chester, S.C. to Dale F. and Lynn Counterman Bain, Pensacola.
   Survivors are an 11-month-old daughter, Emma-Leigh Ann Gillies; fiance, Patrick Gillies; parents, and Charles W. Jr. and Suzanne, Wellford, S.C.; grandmother, Betty Seagraves, Olympia, Wash.; a brother, Justin Garrett, Pensacola; a sister, Sonya Kaye (Scott) Bass, Pensacola; half brother, Sonny K. Ingrim, of Ohio; half sister, Sunny Marie (Jerry) Atkins, Greer, S.C.; and four stepsisters, Jennifer (Chad) Busick, Encinitas, Calif., Leslie (Michael) Ecklund, Bullhead City, Ariz., Michelle (Sean) Nichols, St. Joseph, Mich., and Jennifer (Michael) Evans, Union, S.C.
   Deceased are grandparents, Leroy and Mary Counterman, Charles W. Burr Sr. and Elsie Ray Burr; and great-grandparents, Vernon and Laura Counterman, Gladys Hellwarth and Clayton Yocum.
   She was a 2000 graduate of Tate High School and attended Pensacola Junior College, both in Florida.
   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Cantonment, Fla., the Rev. Riley Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at Gonzalez Methodist Cemetery.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to a trust fund for Emma-Leigh Gillies at Bank of America or LifeLink, Florida.

Helen Dorsey

Helen Lenore Dorsey, 87, of Celina, died at 5: 30 p.m. April 3, 2006, at the Miller House, Celina.
   She was born June 22, 1918, in Mendon, to Eber and Eva Hickernell Nelson. On March 6, 1935, she married Emery Brown, who died Aug. 31, 1952. On April 25, 1953, she married Dr. William T. Dorsey, who died May 3, 1990.
   Survivors are two sons, Larry (Barbara) Brown, Van Wert, and Ned (Michelle) Brown, Bloomington, Ind.; a daughter, Margie (Calvin) Sherrill, Celina; a sister, Jessie Crider, Mendon; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
   Deceased are two daughters, Joan Sams and Chloe Esmonde; two brothers, Don and Dean Nelson; three sisters, Winifred Nelson, Rowena Beam and Hollis Wurth; a stepson, Emery Brown; a son-in-law, Ken Esmonde Sr.; and a grandson.
   She was a homemaker, a co-owner of the former North Shore Bowling Lanes and worked at Monique Fabrics, both in Celina. She was a 1936 graduate of Mendon-Union High School.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Steve Clayton officiating. Burial is at the Mendon Cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Virgil Goubeaux

Virgil Paul Goubeaux, 84, of Elm St., Osgood, died at 10:45 a.m. April 3, 2006, at home. He died of natural causes after an extended illness.
   He was born May 28, 1921, in Versailles, to Amos B. and Emma C. Shleltz Goubeaux. On June 4, 1947, he married Rita M. Francis, who survives.
   Also surviving are five sons, Larry (Gwen), Ken and David, all of Osgood, John (Cheryl), Versailles, and Jim (Danielle), Concord, N.C.; a daughter, Lois, Osgood; a sister, Loretta Winner, Osgood; a sister-in-law, Estella, Tipp City; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are four brothers; three sisters and two grandchildren.
   He retired in 1987 after 32 years from Minster Machine Company. He also retired from 25 years on the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a 50-year member of American Legion Post 588, Osgood. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David L. Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery, Osgood, with full military honors by the Osgood American Legion.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
   Contributions can be made to The State of Heart Home Health and Hospice.

Paul Homan

Paul J. Homan, 74, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died April 3, 2006, at the Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton.
   He was born May 17, 1931, in Yorkshire, to Henry and Elizabeth Thieman Homan. His wife of 33 years, Phyllis A. Homan, is deceased.
   Survivors are a son, Richard (Dorie) Wysong, Kingston, N.Y.; daughter, Shirley (Red) Wiley, Boynton Beach; a brother, Norb, Sidney; a sister, Betty (Al) Jutte, Osgood; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Ernie and Wilfred; a sister, Milrita; brother-in-law, Walter Tunete; and two sisters-in-law, Rozella and Anna.
   He worked in building demolition in Florida. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Local 2075, West Palm Beach, Fla., and a 50-year member and past commander of the American Legion Post 571, Maria Stein.
   Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Lake Worth, Fla. Entombment will follow at Lake Worth Memory Gardens Funeral Home of Florida
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Kathleen Klosterman

Kathleen M. Klosterman, 75, 209 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died April 2, 2006, at her residence.
   She was born Dec. 21, 1930, in St. Marys, to John T. and Elizabeth Shelby Larkin.
   Survivors are a son, Joseph (Mary), St. Marys; a daughter, Susan (Michael) Klosterman-Beckett; a brother-in-law, Joe Lersky, Celina; and four grandchildren.
   Deceased are an infant son, David, and a sister, Jane Lersky.
   She was a teacher at Holy Rosary, Noble Twp. and East Elementary Schools. She was a 1948 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and of Ohio Northern University where she earned her bachelors of education. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Drama Club, both of St. Marys.
   Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Thursday at the church the Rev. Anthony E. Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Robert Presho

Robert Alanzo Presho, 79, 10644 Celina-Mendon Road, Mendon, died April 1, 2006, at his residence.
   He was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Union Township, to Lester C. and Opal Kincaid Presho. On Sept. 1, 1962, he married Marlene Fifer, who died Sept. 2, 1992.
   Survivors are three brothers-in-law, Hugh (Ruth) Fifer, Convoy, Dale (Sierra) Fifer, Payne, and Jim (Salley) Fifer, Defiance; and two sisters-in-law, Effie (Harry) Varvel, Coldwater, and June Laux, Fort Recovery.
   Deceased are a brother, Ewrin H. and three brothers-in-law, John and Andrew Fifer and Donald Schwieterman.
   He was a barber for the State of Indiana at the state school. He worked for Westington House, Lima, for five years and was also a farmer. He was a graduate of Celina High School and Barber School, Huntington, W. Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force of World War II, where he was head of records and vital statistics. He was a member of the American Legion Post 210 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, both of Celina.
   Services are 10 a.m Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Revs. Dean Bruce and Paul Bunnell officiating. Burial is at Hamilton-Bethel Cemetery, Mendon.

Ray Secaur

Rockford native Ray Lowell Secaur, 77, of Bradenton, Fla., died March 16, 2006, at Englewood Community Hospital Emergency Room, Englewood, Fla.
   He was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Rockford, to Ray R. and Minnie Forney Secaur. He married Betty, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Stephen Craig (Marcia), Monroe, and Patrick (Laurie), Fort Thomas, Ky.; and five grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Dwight and Gerald Secaur.
   He was an insurance adjuster with Motorist's Mutual and State Auto. He was a master mason, Free & Accepted Masons Shanes Lodge, Rockford. He was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1511, Bradenton, and River Isles Golf Club, Fla. He was formerly a Scoutmaster.
   Services are noon Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Steve Oliver officiating. Burial and graveside services will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with masonic services at 10:50 a.m.


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