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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Minnie Boatright

Minnie Rittie "Rita" Boatright, 83, 217 S. Sugar St., Celina, died at 11:10 a.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at her residence.
   She was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Lee County, Va., to Henry J. and Roda Cathern Catron Sutton. On March 24, 1941, she married Joseph P. Boatright, who died Sept. 6, 1975.
   Survivors are two sons, Paul (Gerlia), Middlesboro, Ky., and Jack (Jaqueline), St. Marys; three daughters, Kathleen (Gerald) Bauer, Marjorie (Terry) Garwood, and Regina (Tony) Faurot, all of Celina; two sisters, Ann McDonald, Ossian, Ind., and Maggie Sherrills, Rose Hill, Va.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, Charles Dale; two brothers, Charles and Lewis Sutton; and four sisters, Ruby Daniels, Mary Chadwell and Stella and Gladys Sutton, who died in infancy.
   She retired from the former Mersman Tables plant in Celina, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Celina, and its ladies choir.
   Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Tony Richmond officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice.

Aaron Goodwin

St. Marys native and former Celina resident Aaron Goodwin, 77, of Brownwood, Texas, died at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2006, at his daughter's home in San Angelo, Texas.
   He was born Dec. 21, 1928, in St. Marys, to Aaron and Dana O. Apgar Goodwin. On Aug. 3, 1963, he married Ruth Cullen, who died in 2001.
   Survivors are a daughter, Bobbie Goodwin Luth, San Angelo; a stepson, Michael Cullen, St. Paul, Minn.; three stepdaughters, Dona Culbertson and Theresa Taylor, both of Celina, and Shari (Gene) Forsyth, San Angelo; five brothers, Lloyd, Albert and Louis, all of St. Marys, Larry, of Kentucky, and Bob, Dayton; a sister, Judy Taylor, St. Marys; six grandchildren, three great-grandsons and some great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two brothers, James and Vale; four sisters, Rosemary Osting, Betty Dunlap, Ruth Baroody and Shirley Oblivee.
   He was most recently a truck driver and mechanic in Texas, and previously was a foreman at Ohio Tank Company, Fremont. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1944-1949 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
   Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Cemetery, Brown County, Texas. There is no calling.
   Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home, San Angelo.

Robert Kirgan

Fort Recovery native Robert F. Kirgan, 89, of Union City, died at 10:45 p.m. Oct. 23, 2006, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville.
   He was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Fort Recovery, to Walter and Zora Painter Kirgan. On Oct. 27, 1939, he married Mary Coldren, who died Feb. 21, 2006.
   Survivors are a son, Patrick (Nancy), Union City.
   He was a retired farmer, operated an excavating business and was employed at the former Kirgan Stove Company, both of Fort Recovery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II, and was a 1936 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. He was a member of the Bitter Ridge Bowman Association, Portland, Ind.
   Graveside services at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery, will be held at the convenience of the family. There is no calling.
   Contributions can be made to the Fort Recovery Library.
   Arrangements are by Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Wilma Knapke

Wilma E. Knapke, 81, 5555 Wabash Road, Coldwater, died at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
   She was born May 6, 1925, in Wendelin, to Stephen and Elizabeth Miller Wendel. On April 23, 1949, she married Louis Knapke, who survives.
   Also surviving are six sons, Roger (Vicky), Coldwater, Jerry (Mary Ann) and Denny (Zee), all of Celina, and Mark (Cindy), Dino (Carol), and Jim (Carol), all of Fort Recovery; a daughter, Marilyn (Dan) Schmitz, Fort Recovery; a sister, Rita Elking, New Bremen; three sisters-in-law, Leona Wendel, Wendelin, and Francie and Viola, both of Coldwater; 30 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are three brothers, Al, Ray and Adolph Wendel; six sisters, Theresia Beumer, Mary Roeckner, Ida Pease, Alma Kaiser, Alvina Laux and Molly Timmerman; and a grandchild.
   She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers Sodality.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
   Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.


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