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Monday, May 22, 2006

Helen Allmandinger

Helen M. Allmandinger, 74, 1421 Michael Ave., Celina, died at 11:40 p.m. May 20, 2006, at her residence after a brief battle with cancer.
   She was born May 6, 1932, in Mercer County, to Russel F. and Doris Hines Howell. On June 1, 1952, she married Karl E. Allmandinger, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Keith (Gayle), Crystal Lake, Ill., and Keven (Arienne), Pickerington; three daughters, Deborah (Mike) Ehler, Greenhills, Lorna, Blacklick, and Karla (Tom) Yenney, Troy; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   She was retired from the Mercer County District Library. She was a poll worker, Red Cross blood drive volunteer and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Twp., where she was a Sunday and vacation Bible school teacher and choir member. She also was a member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA), where she held various offices. She was a 1950 graduate of Celina High School.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial is at Buck Cemetery, Hopewell Twp.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund, Alzheimer Association and State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

Nora Harris

Nora Lewis Harris, 81, of St. Marys, died May 20, 2006, at the Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
   She was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Yerkes, Ky., to Samuel and Paralee Colwell. She married Raymond K. Lewis, who is deceased. On May 15, 1971, she married Paul Harris, who died Jan. 27, 2006.
   Survivors are a son, Phillip Lewis, St. Marys; a daughter, Bonnie (Bruce) Opperman, Elida; a stepdaughter, Judy (Chuck) Caffaro, Cincinnati; two brothers, Lowell Colwell, St. Marys, and Everett Colwell, Decatur, Ind.; a sister, Mae Colwell, Mendon; four granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
   Deceased are five brothers, Elijah, Herman, Curtis, James and French Colwell; and a sister, Nellie McIntyre.
   She was a retired cook at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
   Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. John Mobley officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital.

Daniel Larkin

Celina native and former St. Marys resident Daniel Joseph Larkin, 54, of Middletown, died May 20, 2006, at Middletown Regional Health Center after suffering an apparent heart attack.
   He was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Celina, to Joseph and Winifred Ramshaw Larkin. On May 16, 1987, he married Linda Ratliff, who survives.
   Also surviving are four daughters, Amber, Savannah, Gea.a, Lindsay, Melissa and Nikki, all at home, three brothers, John, Columbus, Tom (Donna), St. Marys, and Bill, Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Peg, St. Marys.
   For 31 years he was general manager of Rose Chevrolet, Hamilton. He was a 1970 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Dayton. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
   Contributions can be made to the Diabetic Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.
  Helen Meier
   Helen Meier, 89, of Celina, died May 20, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.

Roy Patten

Roy Stuart Patten, 73, 802 E. Spring St., St. Marys, died May 17, 2006, at his residence.
   He was born April 28, 1933, in Arequipa, Peru, South America, to Roy S. Sr. and Evelyn Lawrence Patten. On May 25, 1962, he married Elizabeth Matthews, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, John (Naomi), Bangor, Maine; three daughters, Julia (Kirk) Cross, Costa Mesa, Calif., Cynthia (Douglas) Tann, Mainville, and Wendy (Carl) Wampler, Buffalo, Minn.; a sister, Patricia Lucey, Bonnybridge, Scotland; and 10 grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, Peter.
   He was raised and educated in England, graduated in 1963 from the University of Florida College of Medicine and returned later to receive training in the specialties of hematology and oncology. He was a board certified physician and for many years operated a private practice in Bangor, Maine.
   In 1985, he came to Mercer County, establishing a clinic at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, and a full-time hematology and oncology practice in St. Marys.
   He served on the board of directors at the former Darke/Mercer County Hospice since 1987 and was former chief of medical staff at the hospital. He also was an ordained minister.
   Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Doug Defoe officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, rural Celina.
   Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.
   Condolences can be made at millerfuneralhome@woh.rr.com.

Ronald Schulte

St. Marys native and former Celina resident Ronald Mathew Schulte, 32, of Tipp City, died the morning of May 21, 2006. He was dead on arrival at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, from injuries received in an automobile accident in Tipp City. See related article on page 1A.
   He was born April 16, 1974, in St. Marys, to Edward and Waneta (Michaels) Schulte. They survive in Celina. He was engaged to be married July 1, 2006, to Anette M. Scott, who survives in Tipp City.
   Also surviving are three brothers, David (Melody), Prosser, Wash., Gary, Lima, and Dan, Celina; and two sisters, Susan Jaquess, Indianapolis, Ind., and Donna (Herb) Wright, Howell, Mich.
   Deceased are a brother, Michael, in 1979; and a sister, Diane, in 1973.
   He was employed as an allied specialist at Crown Equipment, Vandalia. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard for nine years. He was a 1992 graduate of Celina High School and received an associate's degree in computer aided drafting from ITT Technical Institute, Dayton. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
   Funeral Mass is 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina. Graveside military rites will be conducted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and American Legion Post 210, both of Celina.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 12-12:45 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Drunk Driving.


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