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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Kenneth Deitrick

Kenneth E. Deitrick, 81, 1115 Jefferson Ave., Celina, died at 9:40 p.m. May 10, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   He was born March 7, 1925, in Celina, to Homer and Esther Hoenie Deitrick. On May 18, 1948, he married Mary E. "Betty" Schulte, who survives in Celina.
   Also surviving are four daughters, Nanci (Ronald) Brumfield, West Carrolton, Susan (Rick) Powers, Clarkston, Mich., Linda (Barry) McCune, Kettering, and Karen (Michael) Wright, Johnstown; three sisters-in-law; Virginia Bensman, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., Marjorie Dabbelt, Celina, and Colleen Schulte, Celina; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   He is a graduate of the Celina High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart. For 28 years he was a barber in Celina and after 20 years he retired from the Mercer County Veterans Service Office.
   He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 210, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and its Military Honors Squad and Military Order of Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 24, 32nd Degree Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and a 60-year member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1473, all of Celina.
   Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the church the Rev. Arthur Wilde officiating. Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina. Military Honors are by the American Legion and V.F.W.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina. Masonic Lodge services are on Friday.
   Contributions can be made to the church.

Alice Feltz

Alice J. Feltz, 73, 722 East Kremer-Hoying Road, St. Henry, died at 11:47 p.m. May 8, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born May 27, 1932, in St. Henry, to William and Regina Bertke Schmitt. On April 18, 1953, she married Wilbur J. Feltz, who survives.
   Also surviving are six, sons, Larry, Marion, Iowa, Ron (Karen), Celina, Glenn, Urbana, Doug, LaGrange, Ind., Chris (Sandi), Wapakoneta, and Ted (Karla), Coldwater; two sisters, Sue (Jim) Zumberger, Fort Loramie, and Pam (Gary) Smith, Montezuma; a brother, Ralph (Dorothy) Schmitt, St. Henry; a sister, Roseann (Ed) Bulcher, Rossburg; a brother-in-law, Paul Keller, Sharpsburg; 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Deceased are a sister, Berdella Keller and a daughter-in-law, Geri.
   She retired from St. Henry Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, where she was a communion distributor, lector, member and past president of the Altar Rosary Sodality, coordinator of visiting ministry and member of the funeral choir. She was a member and past president of the American Legion Post 648 Auxiliary, St. Henry, and a hospital volunteer at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.

Donald Meyer

Former Tipp City resident Donald J. Meyer, 74, Celina, died May 9, 2006, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
   He was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Dayton, to Wilbur and Frances Helmsing Meyer. He married Joanne Herman Meyer, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Brad (Rena), Waynesville, and David, Columbus; two daughters, Susan (Bryan) Stewart and Connie (Tim) Perry, all of Tipp City; four stepsons, John (Lennda) Hungerford, Waynesville, James Hungerford, Albuquerque, N.M., and Jeff (Robin) Hungerford and Joel Hungerford, all of Tipp City; a sister, Carol Cardwell, Centerville; and 14 grandchildren.
   He was a retired sales manager from Economy Linen and Towel, Dayton, a former real estate and insurance agent with Parson's Insurance and Realty, Favorite Insurance and Leonard Davidson Realty. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he was attached to the First Marine Air Wing. He was a 1950 graduate of Chaminade High School and attended the University of Dayton.
   He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipp City, and Knights of Columbus, where he served as an usher and Catholic Youth Organization basketball coach. He coached baseball and peewee football and was a member of the American Legion Post # and Planning and Zoning Appeals Board, all in Tipp City.
   Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. R. Marc Sherlock officiating.
   Calling is after 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Miami County or St. John's Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund.
   Arrangements are by Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City.

Helen Mowery

Helen R. Mowery, 86, of Van Wert, died at 7:02 p.m. May 9, 2006, at Van Wert County Hospital.
   She was born May 19, 1919, in Van Wert, to Homer and Vida Williams Drake. On Dec. 31, 1944, she married Charles Mowery, who died March 17, 1975.
   Survivors are a son, Michael J. (Rose), Van Wert; a daughter, Kay Diane (Dan) Miller, Spencerville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Fred Drake; and a sister, Evelyn Germann.
   She was a homemaker and worked many fairs for over 60 years as owner/operator of Mowery Root Beer Stand. She was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church, Van Wert.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Chuck Glover officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church.
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Glennadean Schwartz

Glennadean N. Schwartz, 83, 6811 Canal St., Fort Loramie, died at 10:30 a.m. May 10, 2006, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
   She was born July 20, 1922, in Vinton County, to James and Nora Ward Salmans. On Dec. 15, 1973, she married Delbert Schwartz who died July 15, 1999.
   Survivors are a son, Gary Lattimer, Spring City, Tenn.; a daughter, Sue Lattimer Pagniano, Billings, Mont.; a stepson, Stephen (Pam), Newport; a stepdaughter, Sharon (Paul) Planzo, Danbury, Conn.; nine grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, a great-grandchild and a stepgreat-grandchild.
   Deceased are a son, Charles Rex Lattimer; a brother, Donald Salmans; sisters, Leatha Clark and Julia Camp; and a grandson.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, the Rev. Dee Clark officiating. Burial is at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Newport.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Eugene Shoffner

Eugene "Gene" Shoffner, 64, 1009 Linden Ave., St. Marys, died at 5:27 p.m. May 9, 2006, in the emergency room at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. His death occurred following a heart attack suffered at his home.
   He was born Aug. 6, 1941, in Bellefontaine, to Herbert and Verna Lamb Shoffner. On April 22, 1967, he married Cheryl Burger who survives.
   Other survivors are a son, David (Lisa), St. Marys; two daughters, Dawn (Tony) Hammock, Robertsdale, Ala., and Kelly (Bruce) Pape, Findlay; a half sister, Connie (Cloyd) Eberly, St. Marys; a mother-in-law Evelyn Burger, St. Marys; and six grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Richard Shoffner; a sister, Shirley Meiring; and an infant brother.
   He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked at the former Avco New Idea, Coldwater, and Huffy Bicycle Co., Celina, and retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New Knoxville. He was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Groff officiating. No information was available for burial.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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