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Friday, June 23, 2006

Mary Helen Baker

Mary Helen Baker, 86, of Rockford, died at 1:20 p.m. June 22, 2006, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert, where she had been a patient since Friday.
   She was born June 1, 1920, in Adams County, Ind., to William G. and Mary Olga Huffman Bollenbacher. On May 27, 1944, she married Charles Edgar Baker, who died Feb. 28, 1981.
   Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Robert) Graham, Rockford; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, Harold and Alvin Bollenbacher; and two sisters, Gladys Stuber and Lulu Farlow.
   She worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, and then for CTS in Berne, Ind., retiring after 30 years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and a volunteer at The Laurels of Shane Hill, both of Rockford.
   Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and one hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be sent to the activities department of the Rockford nursing home.

Martha Enyart

Martha M. Enyart, 93, 2776 Pine Road, Celina, died June 22, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   She was born April 5, 1913, in Fort Recovery, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Bastian) Sweigart. On Dec. 21, 1929, she married John W. Enyart, who preceded her in death in 1969.
   Surviving are a son and his wife, Art and Sandra Enyart, Fairborn; two daughters, Harriet Chambers and Joyce Curtsinger, both of Dayton; 10 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son-in-law, Clarence Chambers; two brothers, Robert and Francis Sweigart and two sisters, Hazel and Irene Sweigart.
   A self-employed wallpaper hanger, she was a member of the West Carrollton Corner Stone Church and the ladies quartet in West Carrollton. She also attended the Beaver Chapel Church and was a member of the Happy Corner Friends Church.
   Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Beaver Chapel Church, the Rev. Thomas A. Christen will officiate and burial will be in Macedon Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina
   Contributions can be made to Hospice of Mercer County.

Wilbur Smith

Former St. Marys resident Wilbur "Smitty" Smith, 81, died June 20, 2006, at Lebanon Nursing Center.
   He was born May 13, 1925, in Mount Victory, to Floyd and Annabelle Hites Smith. On Dec. 16, 1952, he married Lois Jean Donovan, who died Jan. 12, 1999.
   Survivors include a daughter, Rene Steele, Bullhead City, Ariz.; a daughter-in-law, Deb Smith, St. Marys; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a son, Steven.
   He had worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, and was a school bus driver for St. Marys City Schools. He also was an Auglaize County deputy and was the oldest active deputy in the state of Ohio. He graduated from Kenton High School and the Ohio Police Academy.
   He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 323 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 9289, both of St. Marys, the Blue Knights International, Chapter 13, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 767.
   Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Jim Nuhfer officiating.
   Calling is 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office in Wapakoneta.


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