Dorothy Donovan
Wayne B. Dotson
Inez Fox
Jane Garrett
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Friday, April 14, 2006

Dorothy Donovan

Dorothy Donovan, 77, 7012 N. Riley Road, Celina, died April 13, 2006, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   She was born April 6, 1929, to Blain and Malissa (Newcomb) Collins. On Oct. 15, 1961, she married Dano Donovan, who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Dana (Diane), Celina, Dean (Carol), Celina, and Dano, Springfield; a daughter, Christina, Celina; a step son, Doug, Fostaria; two step daughters, Vondell (Steve) Lusk, Celina, and Kelly, North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Don Andrews, Celina; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, two sisters and one grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Celina. She was a graduate of Celina High School.
   Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Jeff Smalley officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, the church or to Mercer County Council on Aging.

Wayne B. Dotson

Wayne B. Dotson, 55, Cridersville, died at 8:04 a.m. April 14, 2006, at his residence following an extended battle with cancer.
   He was born July 27, 1950, to Darrel and Doris (Spencer) Dotson, Lima. On April 14, 1973, he married St. Marys resident Sarah A. Severt, who survives in Cridersville.
   Also surviving are six sons, John (Molly), Charleston, S.C., Jeri Dotson-Stimmel, Cridersville, James (Rae Ann), Columbus, Jeff (Toni), New Castle, Ind., Joe and Jay, both of Columbus; two daughters, Janet and Joann Dotson, both of Cridersville; a brother, Robert, Wapakoneta; a sister, Billie Lee, Columbia, Ky.; and six grandchildren.
   He was the vice president of Dotson Plumbing & Heating, Cridersville, and was a master plumber in Ohio and Indiana since 1991. He had been a pipefitter and plumber at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union #776, Lima. He had been a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Cridersville, until he joined the Shawnee United Methodist Church, Lima.
   He served Local Union # 776, Lima, as recording secretary, finance committee member, executive board member and apprenticeship instructor. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16 and three Gold Palms through Boy Scout Troop 37, Blackhoof District Shawnne Council. He was a scout master of Troop 37 and Troop 62 and cub master of Pack 37 for 10 years. He earned training awards, the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver and the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor.
   He taught Red Cross, first aid, swimming and life saving classes. He was an auxiliary patrolman for Fort Shawnee, where he received the first-ever award of Corporal. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 585 of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Scottish Rite of the Valley of Dayton. He was a member of the Lima Sabers Shooting Club, Shawnee Long Rifles Black Powder Club, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and a life member of the United States Chess Federation.
   He graduated from the United Association Apprenticeship Instructor Program in August of 2003.
   Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Shawnee United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dr. Joseph Bishman officiating. Burial will follow at Shawnee Cemetery.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Bayliff & Sons Funeral Home, Cridersville.
   Contributions can be made to Boy Scouts of America, St. Ritas Hospice or the Shawnee United Methodist Church.

Inez Fox

Former New Bremen resident Inez Fox, 90, died at 6:05 p.m. April 12, 2006, at the Walnut Creek Nursing Center, Kettering.
   She was born July 12, 1914, at Lock Two near New Bremen, to William and Alvine Fenneman Heitkamp. On Dec. 17, 1949, she married Gordon Fox, who died Sept. 13, 1965.
   Surviving is a son Gene, Centerville.
   Deceased is a sister, Lilas Poppe.
   She was employed at the former New Bremen Rubber Plant, worked as a bookkeeper at the former Montgomery Wards, St. Marys, and retired in 1981 from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen. She was a 1931 New Bremen High School graduate and attended the St. Marys College of Commerce. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, its Busy 12 organization, the former Christian Service Guild and supported its mission work. She was a member of the New Bremen Senior Citizens and the Woodman of the World of New Bremen.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
   Calling is after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Jane Garrett

Jane D. Garrett, 84, 206 S. College St., Spencerville, died at 10:30 a.m. April 12, 2006, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
   She was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Wapakoneta, to Harry and Nora Linder McCullough. On Feb. 27, 1945, she married John E. Garrett, who is deceased.
   Survivors are three sons, Tim (Elaine), Marysville, Michael (Suzie), Lutz, Fla., and Patrick (Leslie), Fort Lupton, Colo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sisters, Eileen Knipfer and Wanda Boesel.
   She volunteered at Spencerville elementary and retired from Hayes Manufacturing. She graduated from Bloom High School, Wapakoneta, and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Henry F. Albietz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
   Calling is after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Spencerville Education Foundation.

Nellie McIntyre

Nellie McIntyre, 82, a former resident of Mendon and Celina, died at 4:30 a.m. April 13, 2006, at the Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
   She was born April 16, 1923, in Hazard, Ky., to Sam Colwell and Para Lee (Hignite). On Nov. 4, 1939, she married William Vernon McIntyre, who died May 19, 2003.
   Surviving are four sons, Don (Cherie), Wapakoneta, Lester (Sandy), Decatur, Ken (Deb), Ocala, Fla., and Greg, Knoxville, Tn., two brothers, Lowell (Fran) Colwell, St. Marys and Everett (Betty) Colwell, Decatur, Ind.; two sisters, Mae Colwell, Mendon and Nora Harris, St. Marys; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
   Deceased are two daughters, Doris Evelyn McIntyre and Anna Ruth McIntyre Combs; five brothers, Elige, Herman, Curtis, French and James Colwell; and a grandson, Cory McIntyre.
   She was a homemaker and had been employed at Huffy Bicycle Co., where she served as the first treasurer of the United Steel Workers of America Local # 5369. She had also worked at Milbern's Cafeteria, Celina. She was a member of New Start Community Fellowship, Celina, and was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the church choir.
   Services are 5:00 p.m., Sunday at W.H Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Johnny Mobley officiating. Burial is 10:00 a.m. Monday at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
   Calling is 3-5 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Beulah Pierstorff

Beulah Pierstorff, 88, 9155 Burville Rd., Rockford, died at 8:00 p.m. April 13, 2006, at The Laurles of Shane Hill in Rockford.
   She was born Nov. 4, 1917, in Liberty Township, to Jacob and Mary (Alt) Gehm. On Dec. 12, 1934, she married Victor Leroy Pierstorff, who is deceased.
   Surviving are a son, Jim (Rose), Rockford; a daughter, Carol Pierstorff, Celina, three sisters-in-law, Loretta Gehm, Rockford, Helen Gehm, Rockford, and Ruth Pierstorff, Wapakoneta; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Bill, Earl and Roma; and five sisters, Bertha, Tillie, Pearl, Tuska and Norma.
   She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, 30 years ago and was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour before services Tuesday.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Amelia Poeppelman

Former Osgood resident Amelia J. Poeppelman, 88, died April 12, 2006, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, where she lived for three years.
   She was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Osgood, to Frank and Anna Winner Poeppelman.
   Survivors are two brothers, Edwin (Rosemary) and Victor (Sylvia), all of Osgood; six sisters, Caroline Cron, Boise, Idaho, Irene Prenger, Egypt, Alfrieda (Norbert) Puthoff, Versailles, Mary Ann (Victor) Baumer, Minster, Theresa Will, Minster, and Jeanie (Jim) Ebert, Columbia, Tenn.; and a brother-in-law, Ray Prenger, Minster.
   Deceased are an infant brother, Frank Jr.; and two sisters, Romilda Prenger and Luedna Poeppelman.
   She retired in 1977 from General Motors, Dayton, and was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Connie Poor

Connie Pauline Poor, 56, 305 S. Brandon Ave., Celina, died 8:06 p.m. April 13, 2006, of natural causes at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born Aug. 13, 1949, to Rusell and Pauline (Hinton) Poor, who preceded her in death.
   Surviving are four brothers, Larry (Martha), Paul (Susan) and Robert "Burl" (Sharon), all of Celina, and Gary (Mary), Versailles; 15 nieces and nephews and a number of great nieces and nephews.
   She was a credit manager at Classic Delight, St. Marys and had previously worked at Celina Insurance Group for many years. She was a 1967 graduate of Celina High School and earned an accounting degree from Wright State University.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick and Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Dave Gordon officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery,Celina.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of St. Ritas Hospice.

Roman Schoenherr

Roman Schoenherr, 72, of St. Paul, Minn., died April 8, 2006, in St. Paul.
   He was born Jan. 2, 1934, in Cassella, to Aloys and Cleopha (Boeke) Schoenherr. His wife, the former Roseann Franzwa, survives.
   Also surviving are a son, John; two daughters, Karla and Kari; two brothers, Joe, St. Peter, and Vincent, St. Joe; and three sisters, Imelda Heckman, Maria Stein; Irene Fullenkamp, Portland, Ind. and RoseAnn Post, St. Anthony.
   Deceased are three brothers and a sister.
   He worked at 3M Co., St. Paul, and was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church of White Bear Lake, St. Paul.
   Funeral Mass was held at the church April 11, 2006, with the Rev. John Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.


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