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Martha Coby
Martha Martin Coby, 97, of Celina, died at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, at the Gardens of Celina.A memorial service will be held at  a later date, and condolences may be sent to Martha's family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, is entrusted with Martha's funeral... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Ralph Gaier
Ralph C. Gaier, 80, of Celina, and formerly of Fort Loramie, died at 11:07 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.He was born October 18, 1941, in Fort Loramie, the son of Julius and Ruth (Henry) Gaier.He married Karen Pleiman on Oct. 19, 1963; she survives... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
Judith Henry
Judith A. Henry, 70, of Greenville, formerly of New Bremen, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She was born on May 29, 1951, in Celina, the daughter of the late Elmer L. "Jim" Luedeke and Louise H. (Packer) Luedeke-Wietholter. On Oct. 7... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
Dennis Kelbel
Dennis "Denny" Earl Kelbel, 68, of St. Marys, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at Grande Lake Health Care Center in St. Marys.He was born July 8, 1953 in Portland, Indiana to Neal and Sarah (Daniels) Kelbel.He is survived by nieces and nephews: Amy McMurray of St. Marys,... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
James Knapke
James W. Knapke, 70, of New Bremen, died at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at the Ohio's Hospice of Miami County in Troy. He was born on Nov. 24, 1951 in Coldwater, the son of the late Robert L. and Eileen M. (Budde) Knapke. On Sept. 4, 1976, he married Kendra Fark and she survives... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Katherine Stevely
Katherine "Katie" Stevely, 99, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.She was born April 19, 1922, in St. Wendelin, Ohio, the daughter of William and Katherine (Tobe) Post.She married Walter A. Buehler on Nov... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Norma Symonds
Norma J. Symonds, 93, of Wapakoneta, went into the arms of Jesus at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at Vancrest of St. Marys. She was born June 27, 1928, in Sidney, the daughter of the late John and Marjorie (Carper) Smart. On Sept. 25, 1948, she married Richard C. "Dick" Symonds... Read More
Eley Funeral Home & Crematory - Wapakoneta
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
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Michael Glynn
Michael "Mike" J. Glynn, age 72, of St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born Dec. 5, 1948 in Celina to the late Lawrence J. and Helen C. (Benanzer) Glynn. Survivors include his children: Christine Glynn of Michigan... Read More
Cisco Funeral Home of St. Marys
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2021.
Monday, November 29, 2021
James Neiberg
James "Jim" A. Neiberg, 52, of St. Marys, died at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, following a brief illness.He was born Jan. 8, 1969 in Troy, Ohio, to William and Barbara (Hoffman) Neiberg.On February 23, 2008 in St. Marys, he married Keri Metzger... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2021.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Herman Thobe
Herman Joseph Thobe, 83, formerly of state Route 48, Houston, passed away peacefully of natural causes Wednesday morning, Nov. 24, 2021, at Ohio Living Dorothy Love in Sidney. He was born March 11, 1938, in Houston, Ohio, to the late Leo and Rose (Gehret) Thobe. On Feb. 27, 1960,... Read More
Gehret Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2021.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Ellen Dammeyer
Ellen Jane Dammeyer, 93, of rural St. Marys, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at Elmwood of New Bremen.She was born March 10, 1928 in Hamlin, Indiana, to Arthur and Leah (Sawyer) Marlatt.On June 20, 1953 in New Bremen, she married Lyle A. Dammeyer, who died Sept. 8, 2009.Survivors... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
Joan Fortman
Joan M. Fortman, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at home in Charlotte, North Carolina following an illness. Joan graduated from Memorial High School in St. Marys and married the love of her life Lawrence J. Fortman. She followed her husband Larry to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Edward Dicke Jr.
Edward F. Dicke Jr., 50, of Minster, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 12, 1970 in St. Marys, the son of the late Edward F.H. and Shirley A. (Kyburz) Dicke, Sr. Surviving is his brother Jay Dicke of Minster. Along with his parents, Ed... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2021.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Donald McCormick
Donald Ray McCormick, 72, of St. Marys, died at 8:42 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at his residence.He was born July 9, 1949 in Robinson, Illinois to Donald and Velma (Shook) McCormick.On Aug. 1, 1970 he married Lucreda "Creedy" Prater, who died March 18, 2019.He is survived by: sons... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2021.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Joyce Howe
Joyce Ann Howe, 79, of New Knoxville, died at 12:47 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, following a brief illness.She was born April 13, 1942, in St. Marys, the daughter of Donald and Naomi (Prueter) Howe.She is survived by her siblings: Thomas (Sally)... Read More
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Doris Chivington
Doris Chivington, 89, of St. Marys, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at Vancrest of St. Marys.She was born Aug. 31, 1932, in St. Marys, the daughter of Donald and Florence (Glass) Chivington.She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was a retired registered nurse... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
Frances Hope
Frances Hope (Worthington) Winget, 95, of St. Marys, died at 6:51 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.She was born March 30, 1926, to the late William and Nettie Jane Worthington.On Sept. 21, 1947, she married George E. Winget of... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Carolyn Bambauer
Carolyn S. Bambauer, 87, of New Knoxville, died at 8:48 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at her residence.She was born May 18, 1934, in Buckland, the daughter of Walter and Violet (Truesdale) Leffel.She married Roger Bambauer on April 1, 1956, at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2021.
Kathleen Lininger
Kathleen A. Lininger, 67, of rural Celina (Neptune), died Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at her residence.She was born Feb. 22, 1954 in St. Marys to Leo E. and Anna L. (Bowersock) McElroy.On Sept. 22, 1973 at the EUB Church in St. Marys, she married James A. Lininger, who died Nov. 27, 2019... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2021.
Philip Monnin
Philip V. Monnin, 82, of New Bremen, passed away on Nov. 14, 2021 after a three-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia.He was born Dec. 9, 1938, in Russia, Ohio to the late Adrian and Ermal Monnin. On June 17, 1958, he married Doris Gigandet at Holy Family Church in Frenchtown, and she... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2021.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Joy Watkins
Joy Watkins, 90, of St. Marys, and a longtime resident of Murphy, North Carolina, died at 2:49 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Vancrest of St. Marys.She was born June 20, 1931, in Cherokee County, North Carolina, the daughter of Albert and Ora (Picklesimer) Horton.She married... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2021.
Vivian Yewey
Vivian June (Coats) Yewey, 88, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 7:57 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Otterbein Cridersville Senior Life Community. She was born June 18, 1933 in Celina to the late Dallas and Anna (Suhr) Coats. On Aug. 1, 1952 she married Ted Yewey and he survives in... Read More
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2021.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Tina McDermitt
Tina McDermitt, 59, of Botkins, went Home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at her residence.She was born May 29, 1962 in St. Augustine, Florida to William and Willa (Johnson) Lindsey.On Oct. 16, 1987 in Ocala, FL she married Vernon McDermitt, who survives... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Mary Davenport
Mary L. Davenport, 91, of rural Wapakoneta, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 10, 2021 in the Roselawn Manor in Spencerville, with her daughter at her side.She was born Feb. 8, 1930 at Lima City Hospital. Her parents were Corinne Blanche (Miller) and Charles Edwin Mitchell, who... Read More
Bayliff Funeral Home - Spencerville
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2021.
Samuel Kittle
Samuel L. Kittle, 78, of St. Marys, died at 5:22 a.m. onThursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at Shane Hill Nursing Home in Rockford, Ohio.He was born March 11, 1943, in Celina, the son of Naaman and Vera (Gordon) Kittle.He married Carol Martin on Dec. 14, 1973; she preceded him in death.He is... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2021.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Larry Hickman
Larry Hickman, 77, of St. Marys Township in Auglaize County, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at his residence.He was born Aug. 8, 1944 in Richmond, Indiana to Theodore and Rose (Wallen) Hickman.He is survived by: son Mark Hickman of St. Marys; two grandchildren: Mark Hickman... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2021.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Margaret Keith
Margaret Keith, 86, of St. Marys, died at 1:44 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at Vancrest of St. Marys.She was born Jan. 14, 1935 in Sidney, to Raymond and Clara (Haithcock) Lee.She is survived by: sons Mike Keith of Lima, Doug (Laura Larson) Keith of St. Marys, David Keith of St. Marys... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2021.
Friday, November 5, 2021
Richard Esmonde
Richard I. Esmonde, 95, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.He was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Lima, the son of Alva and Ethel (Zimmerman) Esmonde.He married Betty Jean Wilhelmy on Jan. 17, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 1995.He... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2021.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Donna Thobe
Donna J. Thobe, 72, of New Bremen, died at 7:38 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at the Otterbein of St. Marys. She was born on Dec. 19, 1948 in Coldwater, the daughter of the late Orville S. and Alma M. (Post) Ranly. On Oct. 11, 1969, she married Jack Thobe, and he survives in New... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2021.
Andrew Wray
Andrew "Drew" Charles Wray, 35, of Covington, passed away at his home Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 after a battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 2, 1985 in Lafayette, Indiana, to Lawrence A. and Sheryl E. (Hufford) Wray. Drew was a member of the Class of 2004 at White County High School in... Read More
Bridges Stocker Fraley Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2021.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Ryan Lageman
Ryan M. Lageman, 25, of New Bremen, and formerly of New Knoxville, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Celina.He was born May 28, 1996, in Cincinnati, the son of Mark and Sarah (Novean) Lageman.He married Meg Reineke on Sept. 5, 2020, at the First... Read More
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2021.
Andrew Meyer
Andrew D. Meyer, 33, of Minster, died on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. He was born on March 13, 1988 in Sidney. He was a devoted son of Ken and Ann (Boecker) Meyer, a loving brother to Tara and Matt Montgomery of Loveland, Ohio and Natalie and Carlos de... Read More
N. J. Hogenkamp Sons, Inc. - Minster
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2021.
Virginia Reineke-Wierwille
Virginia "Ginny" Mae Reineke-Wierwille, 92, of Celina, was called to heaven at  7:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at Otterbein – St. Marys.She was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Celina, to Leonard and Eunice (Parker) Kohlhorst.She is survived by: son Terry "Rino" (Tracey) Reineke of Celina;... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2021.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Eugene Schwieterman
Eugene Leonard Schwieterman, 77, passed away at his home in New Bremen on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 with the love of his life ever by his side.Born on Aug. 30, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, Gene lived a life full of adventures. He graduated from Coldwater High School in 1963 and joined... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2021.
Ellen Siegel
Ellen J. "Jay" Siegel, 64, of New Bremen, died at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at the Soin Medical Center, Beavercreek. She was born on May 11, 1957 in Troy, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jay Sipple and Charlene Hess. On May 17, 1975, she married Michael E. Siegel and he survives... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2021.
Mary Starts
At the age of 88, Mary Maxine (Heileman) Starts, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and matriarch of the Starts family, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 31, 2021. Mary was born in Waynesfield, Ohio, the eldest daughter of Gail and Margaret Heileman. She grew up on a... Read More
Published in The Evening Leader from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2021.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Alma Mangen
Alma C. Mangen, 97, of St. Marys, died at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Vancrest of St. Marys.She was born Aug 24, 1924, in Fort Loramie, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Barlage) Barhorst.She married Orville Mangen on Nov. 22, 1944; he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2005... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2021.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Philip Knief
Philip W. Knief, 51, of New Bremen, passed away on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Grand Lake Health Care Center in St. Marys. He was born on Aug. 7, 1970 in Sidney to Jack Knief of Sidney and the late Addie (Rostorfer) Knief, who passed away on Aug. 30, 2019. On June 16, 1989, he married... Read More
Adams Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Eleanore Powell
Eleanore May Powell, 94, of St. Marys, died at 1:44 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at the Celina Manor.She was born Aug. 9, 1927, the daughter of Alva "Alvie" and Mary (Johnson) Harshbarger.While growing up she attended the Church of Christ in Hillsboro, where she was baptized into Christ... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Donald Fifer II
Donald E. Fifer II, 63, of Celina, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday Oct. 23, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.He was born April 16, 1958 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Donald E. and Sally K. (East) Fifer.He is survived by: sister Doloris Kuhn of Celina; love of his life Diana... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2021.
Robert Kettler
Robert W. "Bob" Kettler, 70, of Columbus, formerly of New Bremen, died at 5:06 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was born on Jan. 5, 1951 in Celina, the son of the late Robert F. and Elizabeth E. "Betty" (Weinberg) Kettler. Surviving... Read More
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2021.
John Moeller
John E. Moeller, 68, of rural St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 2:29 p.m. on Saturday in the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, with his family at his side.John was born Sept. 27, 1953 in St. Marys, the son of the late Richard E. and Wilma Knatz Moeller. On... Read More
Bayliff Funeral Home - Spencerville
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2021.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Kurt Lauth
Kurt D. Lauth, 64, of New Knoxville, died suddenly at 10:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.He was born  May 3, 1957, in St. Marys, the son of Harold and Martha (Heil) Lauth.He is survived by his daughter, Karlea Lauth of New Knoxville; by his siblings... Read More
Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2021.
Elizabeth Luedeke
Elizabeth Louise (Pleiman) Luedeke, 90, formerly of Ben Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes early Friday morning, Oct. 22, at Ohio Living Dorothy Love in Sidney, Ohio. She was born June 21, 1931, in Minster, (Shelby County) Ohio, to the late Frank and Genevieve (Couchot)... Read More
Gehret Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2021.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Barbara Walter
Barbara L. Walter, 85, of St. Marys, died at 1:50 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Vancrest of St. Marys.She was born March 3, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of William and Eileen (Wesner) DeMoss.She married Donald Walter on Feb. 1, 1958; he survives at the residence.She is also... Read More
Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2021.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Susan Hecht
Susan June Hecht, 73, of Celina, passed away on Oct. 19, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. She was born on Aug. 8, 1948 in Celina, to the late John "Jack" and June (Montague) Axe. On Aug. 28, 1971 she married Dr. Ralph Hecht, who survives in Celina. This year... Read More
Cisco Funeral Home - Celina
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2021.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Richard Krites
Richard F. Krites, 88, of St. Marys, died at 6:10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at his daughter's residence in New Knoxville.He was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Auglaize County to Clifford T. and Vada Foltz Krites. He was born at his parent's home north of St. Marys, and lived there most... Read More
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2021.
Luke Ruane III
Luke J. Ruane, III, 71, of Montezuma, Ohio, died on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 He was born Jan. 17, 1950 to Marie Bradley Ruane and Luke J. Ruane, Jr. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Survivors include sons: Luke (Amy) Ruane IV, St. Marys, OH; Thomas (Travis Whited) Ruane, West Jefferson,... Read More
Cisco Funeral Home of St. Marys
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2021.
Garry "“Chip”" Whitacre
P. Garry "Chip" Whitacre, 57, of Celina, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at his home in Celina. He was born on March 3, 1964 in Mercer County to P. Garry Sr., who passed away on March 17, 2015, and Jeanette (Harrod) Whitacre who survives in St. Marys. He is survived by his siblings... Read More
Lehman Dzendzel Funeral Home
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2021.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
David Bruns
David W. Bruns, 74, of Coldwater, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at his home in Coldwater. He was born Sept. 19, 1947 in St. Marys, to the late William and Rosemary (Youngs) Bruns. He married Cindy Wise on Dec. 15, 1979 and she survives in Coldwater. He is also survived by children Erica... Read More
N. J. Hogenkamp Sons, Inc - Coldwater
Published in The Evening Leader from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2021.
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