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Monday, May 1, 2006

Monica Felver

Celina native Monica R. Felver, 54, of Hartford City, Ind., died at 8:20 p.m. April 26, 2006, from injuries received in a traffic accident on Interstate-69 in Grant County, Ind. See story on page A5.
   She was born May 1, 1951, in Celina, to Luther and Clara Schaadt Gibbons. On Oct. 10, 1989, she married Glenn Felver, who survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, Nick, Marion, Ind., David (Lisa), Montpelier, Ind., and Eric (Ashley), Hartford City, Ind.; five daughters, Kelly Gehle and Hope (Doug) Beckley, all of Hartford City, Amy (Matthew) Atkins and Monica (Steven) Kellogg, all of Montpelier, Ind. and Shaunee (Jeff) Coburn, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two brothers, Tom (Carol) Gibbons, Celina, and Denny (Gayle) Gibbons, Rockford; two sisters, LilaLee Roe, Monroe, Ind., and Darlene Gibbons (Gerald), Chattanooga; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   She was employed at the dining commons at Taylor University of Indiana. She was a 1969 graduate of Parkway High School and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, both in Rockford.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home, Hartford City. Burial is at Jefferson Cemetery, Upland, Ind.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the donor's choice.

Robert Jordan

Robert D. Jordan, 82, of St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. April 30, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys.

Roy Leighner

Roy H. Leighner, 73, Rockford, died at 7:57 a.m. April 28, 2006, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
   He was born Jan. 9, 1933, to Harry O. and Mary Applegate Leighner, in Allen County. On Nov. 10, 1956, he married Nancy Hoke, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Rodney (Diana), Dayton; two daughters, Cynthia (Douglas) Thompson, Bothell, Wash., and Penny Jo Moffett, Ypsilant, Mich.; a sister, Lois Helen Yeager, Cincinnati; four grandchildren; a step grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Ray, Harold and Howard; and a sister, Harriet Thomas.
   He was retired from Goodyear, St. Marys, with 40 years of service and was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with rank of corporal. He was also a member of Rockford American Legion Post 508 and the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars.
   Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Mike Berne officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Memorials can be made to the Parkway Athletic Department.

Lawrence Monnin

Lawrence F. "Bunny" Monnin, 79, 13806 Ross-Medford Road, New Weston, died at 2:45 a.m. April 30, 2006, at Briarwood Manor, Coldwater.
   She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Darke County, to Cyril and Mary Jane Shappie Monnin. On April 9, 1949, he married Lucille Marshal, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Daniel, New Weston, and Ron, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Velma (Ray) Francis, Versailles; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Larry; two brothers, Emmanuel and Raphael; and a sister, Dorothy Moorman.
   He retired as a set-up man at New Idea, Coldwater. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and American Legion, both in North Star.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery. Graveside military services are by the North Star Legion.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the donor's choice.
   Condolences can be made at

Richard Puthoff

Richard F. Puthoff, 77, 8481 Indian Trail Road, Maria Stein, died April 29, 2006, at Dayton Heart Hospital.
   He was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Maria Stein, to Anthony and Frances Leugers Puthoff.
   Survivors are two brothers, Raymond (Agnes), St. Henry, and Merinus (Alice), Maria Stein; and a brother-in-law, Cyril Link, Burkettsville.
   Deceased are three brothers, Henry, Norbert and Othmer, and two sisters, Eleanor Fortman and Pauline Link.
   He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church, American Legion Post 571, Maria Stein, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3025, Coldwater. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery. Full military honors will be presented at the graveside by the Legion.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Eugene Smith

Former area resident Eugene E. Smith,78, died April 28, 2006 in Geneva, Ala.
   Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.


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