Marianna F. Bensman, 82, 33 E. Third St., Minster, died at 10:05 p.m. April 21, 2006, at Dayton Heart Hospital.
She was born June 17, 1923, in Dayton, to Carl and Clara Echeman Gerwels. On Dec. 15, 1945, she married Richard Bensman who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Chuck (Mary Jo) and Jim (Deb), all of Minster, and Richard Jr., Cincinnati; seven daughters, Connie (Ed) Sanders, Carol (Ralph) Fleckenstein and Mary Jane (Curt) DeLoye, all of Fort Loramie, Kathy (Ed) Schroer, Conroe, Texas, Nancy (Roy) Tompkins, Paignton, England, Patti (Kurt) Warner, New Bremen, and Susan Horne, Greenville; a brother, Charles Gerwels, Goshen, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith, Minster; 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Three infant brothers and two grandchildren are deceased.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 1391, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, all of Minster. She also was a church monitor and a former member of the church choir.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or Right to Life.
Former Fort Recovery resident Lucille Kemper, 93, died at 3:20 p.m. April 22, 2006, in Lutheran Homes, Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Fort Recovery, to Jacob and Margaret Norris Jones. On Sept. 26, 1932, she married Albert Kemper, who died May 9, 1980.
Surviving are six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three sons Albert Jr. and twins Harold and Howard; one daughter, Waveline Coates; and two great-grandchildren.
She was a cook at Fort Recovery schools and a member of Church of the Nazarene, Fort Recovery.
Graveside services at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery, are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Dennis Kelley officiating.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.
Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joan Knatz, 77, 16031 County Road 66A, St. Marys, died at 12:27 a.m. April 24, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
Arrangements are pending at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Mary D. Knick, 67, Ansonia, died the evening of April 22, 2006 at Kindred Hospital, Dayton.
She was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Darke County, to Alvin and Leoma George McEldowney. On Nov. 24, 1956, she married Paul D. Knick, who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, George W. (Renee), Gordon R. (Laura), Glenn P (Jill), all of Greenville, Gregory L. (Mary J.) and Garth A. (Angie), Ansonia, and Gary A. (Jamie), Bradford; a brother, Charles (Betty) McEldowney, Versailles; a sister-in-law, Becky, New Weston; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Deceased is a brother, Curtis McEldowney.
A homemaker, she helped her husband with the farm as well as working as a clerk at Birt's Store, New Weston. She served as secretary of Ansonia Athletic Boosters, was a den mother for Boy Scout Troop 114 for 14 years and helped with migrant ministry.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, the Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
Calling is 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Ansonia Athletic Boosters.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.
Henrietta Snider, 91, formerly of Minster, died at 10:10 a.m. April 22, 2006 at Wilson Hospital, Sidney.
She was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Minster, to Joseph and Frances Meyer Ritter. She married Don Snider, who died June 27, 1972.
Surviving is a daughter, Annie (Bud) Winner, Minster; a son, John Sternberger; a son-in-law, Mark Buschur, Fort Loramie; two sisters, Ruth Ciriegio, Piqua, and Margaret Pape, New Bremen; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter Kathy Buschur, three sisters, and one brother.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Minster Eagles Auxiliary 1391 and a life member of St. Marys Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. The family will hold a private burial service at a later date.
Calling is 4-8 this evening and 9-9:45 a,n, Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Johnny J. Squires, 59, 124 Leona St., Celina, died 12:30 a.m. April 21, 2006, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home of natural causes.
He was born Aug. 20, 1949 to Staley D. and Della Beatrice (Banks) Squires, in Grantsboro, N.C. On July 12, 1974, he married Ruth Anita Guenther, in Elizabeth City, N.C., who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David (Alane) Pace, Hartford City, Ind., and Bernard Pace, Princeton, IL.; a brother, Wesley, Beaufort, N.C.; five sisters, Estelle Beall and Sharon Frye, both of Newton, N.C., and Roselle Sumrell, Mildred Mills, and Peggie Wingler, all of New Bern, N.C.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was a truck driver for the U.S. Postal System and a Marine, during the Vietnam era, as well as a member of the U.S. Reserve. He also attended the First Baptist Church, Celina.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., April 23, at the First Baptist Church, Celina, the Rev. Ronald Brady officiating. Burial will be at at a later date in Grantsboro Community Cemetery, N.C.
The Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.