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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Emma Creager

Emma Frances Creager, 92, formerly of 7871 state Route 219, Celina, died at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 2, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born June 11, 1914, in Marion, Ind., to Clarence and Cleo Huston. On Jan. 4, 1947, she married Paul Creager, who died April 11, 1985.
   She is the last of her family. She is survived by caregiver, Vicki Behm, Celina.
   She was a homemaker.
   Graveside services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Burdge Cemetery, Montezuma.
   There are no calling hours.
   Arrangements are being handled by W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.

Harold Jones

Harold P. Jones, 83, of Greenville, died Oct. 2, 2006, at Veterans Administration Hospice, Dayton.
   He was born Jan. 4, 1923, in New Weston, to William and Elsie Chrisler Jones. His wife, Mary P. Miller, died March 23, 2005.
   Survivors are four sons, Richard (Susan), Joey A. (Linda), Thomas B. (Mary Jane) and Steven P. (Sandy); two daughters, Renee Hoblit and Kathy Gail Gray; a sister, Joan (Owen) Shoemaker; a sister-in-law, Florence; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, William, Donald and James; and sisters-in-law, Virginia and Frances.
   He retired from Union City Body Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in World War II. He was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist (EUM) Church, Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 143, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7262 and American Legion Post 140, all of Greenville.
   Services are 8 p.m. Thursday at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, the Rev. Sylvia McKibben officiating.
   Calling is after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Veterans Administration Hospice of Dayton.
   Condolences can be sent at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Ruth Leininger

Ruth Lavon Leininger, 81, of Rockford, died Oct. 2, 2006, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., where she had been a patient.
   She was born June 16, 1925, in Mercer County, to Lester and Estella Caywood Clay. On December 24, 1943, she married Eugene Leininger, who survives in Rockford.
   Also surviving is a daughter, LaVonna (Butch) McNerney, Celina; and a brother, Ned (Mary) Clay, Van Wert.
   She was a homemaker and worked for over 20 years at Schumm Pharmacy, Rockford. She was a member of Rockford United Methodist Church.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Mike Berne officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to The Gideons or to the donors choice.

Bob Rosengarten

Bob Rosengarten, 5300 Winding Way, Celina, died Oct. 3, 2006, at his residence.
   Arrangements are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.

William Sewell Jr.

William A. Sewell Jr., 86, 122 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 11:50 a.m. Sept. 21, 2006, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Maryland, to William Sr. and Margaret Sewell. In 1976, he married Miriam Philips Wigell, who died in 1988.
   Survivors are two sons, Richard, Baltimore, Md., and W. Andrew III, of Maryland; two daughters, Donna (Paul) Sewell-Mesmeringer, Baltimore, and Fran Ronsehaur, Washington, D.C.; a stepson, Harve (Peggy) Platig, Powell; two stepdaughters, Betsy (John) Cosmos, St. Marys, and Paula Wigell, of Tennessee; a sister, Peggy Sewell, Baltimore; five grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
   He retired from Computer Services Corporation where he was a computer engineer and had worked as a consultant for Maryland Schools in Montgomery County. He was a member of the Way International, New Knoxville, and a staff photographer for the The Way Magazine.
   Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Harve Platig officiating.
   Calling is after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

James Sibert

Celina native James Walter Sibert, 69, of Colorado, died the evening of Sept. 25, 2006, at Pikes Peak Care Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
   He was born Jan. 3, 1937, in Celina, to Lowell and Gladys Bilter Sibert. On Dec. 5, 1958, he married Martha Ann Lamb, who survives in Monument, Colo.
   Also surviving are twin sons, Tom (Joy), Star City, Ark., and Steve (Terry), Peyton, of Colorado.; two daughters, Katrina, Venice, Calif., and Tonya (Scott) Mellen, Winter Park, Fla.; a brother, Richard (Shirley), Celina; a sister, Jean (John) Bruns, St. Henry; and 15 grandchildren.
   He worked in construction in Louisiana, Kansas, California and Colorado. He graduated in 1955 from Celina High School and in 1960 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a civil engineering degree. He was a member of the Church at Woodmore, where he was treasurer, Sunday school teacher and was active in and taught Bible study groups.
   Services were held Sept. 29 in Monument, Colo.
   Contributions can be made to Tri-Lakes Cares Food Bank, Colo.


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