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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Jeanette Beams

Former Celina resident Jeanette E. Beams, 91, of Clive, Iowa, died May 26, 2005, in Iowa.
   She was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Indiana, to John and Anna Lichtle Niblick. She married Lionel Beams who died May 3, 1979.
   Surviving are a son, Frank, Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Clarence (Gerna Dean) Niblick, Winter Haven, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, John Jr. and Eugene Niblick; and two sisters, Helen Abels and Frances Smith.
   She formerly worked at Cole's Market, Celina.
   A funeral Mass was held Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Des Moines.
   Graveside services will be held locally at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
   Local arrangements are being handled by W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.

Sterling Fenwick

Sterling Fenwick, 70 1113 Motz Street, St. Marys, died at 4 a.m. May 26, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness.
   He was born Oct. 23, 1935 in Louisville, Ky. to Sterling and Eva Marie (Scheiflien) Fenwick.
   On Jan. 17, 1958, he married Mary Frances Fenning, who died March 12, 2006.
   Surviving are two sons, Darrell Fenwick, St. Marys and Sterling (Cheri) Fenwick III, Wapakoneta; two daughters, Tonda Fenwick, St. Marys and Tamela (Mark) Pfenning, St. Marys; a brother, Donald, Largo, Fla.; a sister, Sandra (Robert) Burden, St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob.
   He was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys. He was a Catholic by faith.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

William Meckstroth

William Arthur Meckstroth, 81, New Knoxville, died May 24, 2006 at his residence following a six-year battle with cancer.
   He was born March 11, 1925 near New Knoxville, to Arthur and Clara (Wierwille) Meckstroth. On June 24, 1951,he was married to Glenda Davenport, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, Michael, New Knoxville and Stephen, Greenfield, Ind.; a daughter, Nancy (David) Humphreys, Ada; and two grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a foster son, Robert Ralston; and a brother, Vernon Meckstroth.
   He was a farmer for 32 years, and ran Meckstroth Farm Service, for customers in New Knoxville, Montezuma and Celina. He worked as a financial planner and insurance agent. He was a deacon of Lima Baptist Temple and a member of the Lima Baptist choir. He was active with the Gideons. He belonged to the Salem Grange, the Lima Symphony Chorus and the former New Knoxville Community Singers. He helped deliver horses to Greece in 1945 after WWII. He was a 1944 graduate of New Knoxville High School.
   A memorial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lima Baptist Temple wiith viewing from 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday at Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
   Memorials can be made to Gideons International.

Alma Schmitmeyer

Alma E. Schmitmeyer, 90, formerly of Fort Loramie, died 7 a.m. May 26, 2006 at her residence in St. Marys.
   She was born May 21, 1916 in St. Henry to Julius and Francis Quinter Farno. Her foster parents were Henry and Mary Bornhorst Bruns. On May 21, 1935, she married Norbert J. Schmitmeyer, who preceded her in death.
   Surviving are six sons, John (Mary), St. Marys, Walter (Erma), New Bremen, Donald (Doris), McCartyville, Joseph (Starr), New Weston, Paul, Fort Loramie, and Mark, Sidney; two daughters, Connie (Emerson) Wagner, Anna and Mary Jo (Vernon) Siegel, Fort Loramie; two half-brothers; three half-sisters; 27 grandchildren; and 49 great grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers; a sister; and a great grandchild.
   She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Church, Fort Loramie, St. Ann's Rosary and Altar Sodality of the church, Apostleship of Prayer of Church and Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
   Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church, Fort Loramie, the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial is at St. Michael Church Cemetery.
   Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Services for Helen Maxine Allmandinger were May 23, 2006, at St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Twp., the Rev. Debra Domeier officiated. Organist was Margaret Fisher.
   Pallbearers to Buck Cemetery were Brian, Eric and David Ehler and Matthew, Andrew and Jonathon Allmandinger.
   Honorary pallbearers were J.T. Yenney and Kraig and Alex Allmandinger.
   Arrangements were by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.


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