RAYMOND E. DOBIE
VERNA ELLEN DOBIE
ICLE L. KEATING
ICLE L. KEATING, 101, died Oct. 4, 2003, at The Inn of Chestnut Hill, Columbus.
She was born July 20, 1902, in Lakeview to Willard and Mary Elizabeth Pugh Reed, who preceded her in death. On April 11, 1921, in Lakeview, she married Wilbur M. Keating, who died Oct. 3, 1964.
Mrs. Keating had been a nurse at the Lima State Hospital for 21 years. She was a charter member of Chapter 459 Order of Eastern Star, Bellefontaine.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary L. Hanger of Indian Lake; a brother, Kenneth A. (Florence) Reed of Westminster; two sisters, Cleola Jenkins of Lakeview and Helen V. Norviel of Lewistown; four grandchildren, James W. Hanger, Cynthia L. Apple, John Joseph Keating and Patrick Keating; and 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John W. Keating; two brothers, Wilford and Glenn Reed; and a sister, Ople Shoffner.
Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire, Ohio.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at http://www.timeformemory.com/madden.
KENNETH A. REED
KENNETH A. REED, 91, died at 7:25 a.m. June 7, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 11, 1912, in McGuffey to James Willard and Mary Pugh Reed, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 4, 1936, he married Florence Heffner, who survives.
Mr. Reed retired in 1975 as a guard from the Lima State Hospital and had worked as a carpenter and a farmer. He was a member of Westminster United Church of Christ, Westminster.
Survivors also include two sons, David Lee (Laurabeth) Reed of Defiance and Darrel (Marilyn) Reed of Kenton; a daughter, Patricia (David L.) Liebert of Elida; two sisters, Cleola Jenkins of Indian Lake and Helen Noviel of Lewistown; and nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilford, Glenn and infant Elmer Reed; and two sisters, Icle Keating and Opal Shoffner.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Lewis Chapel. The Rev. Gale Gebhart will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Westminster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster United Church of Christ or the Harrod Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles W. Hastings
Charles W. Hastings, 72, died at 12:40 p.m April 19, 2008, at Triumph Hospital, Lima, following a brief illness and surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 29, 1935, in Waynesfield to Frank and Alta Shoffner Hastings, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 24, 1953, he married Judy McGrievy, who survives.
Mr. Hastings was a retired truck driver being an owner/operator. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His greatest enjoyment of life was doing things with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include five children, Rick (Cindy) Hastings, of Lima, Deb (Dennis) Hawkey, of League City, Texas, Ronda (Pierre) Jacques, of Kalida, Kelly (Laura) Hastings, of Lima, and Kim Hastings, of Bluffton; a sister, Edna Parr, of Lima; 13 grandchildren Asa (Nancy) Mortimer, Ryan Mortimer and Jaime Mortimer, all of Lima, Nikki (Robert) Beene, of League City, Texas, Amie (Bart) Enright, of Aurora, Ill., Staci Hastings, of Clinton, N.J., Jessie Hastings, of Lima, Kalyn Burns and Lyndsey Burns, both of Bluffton, Elise Hastings and Dalton Hastings, both of Lima, Kent (Amber Crisp) Walters, of Elida, and Rachel Wilds, of Dublin; 12 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandsons; and his special pets, Penny and Kipper.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Hastings; and a grandson, Kolin Hastings.
His wishes were to be cremated. Private family services will be held later.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 401 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, OH 43537.
Siferd-Orians Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
Edna P. Parr
Published Aug. 11, 2010
Edna P. Parr, 89, died at 5:04 a.m. Aug. 8, 2010, at Springview Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 12, 1920, to Frank L. and Alta M. Shoffner Hastings, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 7, 1946, she married Richard “Dick” Parr, who died May 17, 2001.
Mrs. Parr was a 1938 graduate of Waynesfield High School, Waynesfield. She retired as a billing clerk from Superior Candy & Tobacco Co. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed gardening, especially her rose gardens. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandson.
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Williams, of Lima; a grandson, Gary L. Williams, of Lima; a great-granddaughter, Ashley N. Williams; and five nieces and nephews, Rick, Kelly, Deb, Rhonda and Kim.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Richard D. Williams; and a brother, Charles Hastings.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. today at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Pastor Jerry Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Willow Branch Cemetery, Waynesfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be expressed at http://www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
Mary Jane Wolf
Published Feb. 12, 2010
Mary Jane Wolf, 58, died at 7:17 p.m. Feb. 9, 2010, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
She was born March 30, 1951, in Bellefontaine, to Thomas and Louise Culp Shoffner, who preceded her in death. She had been married to Joseph Wolf, who survives.
Mrs. Wolf was a homemaker and had been a machine operator at International Paper. She was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 428 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2163, both in Kenton. She had been a member of Meeker Sportsman’s Club.
Survivors also include two sons, Duane J. (Jenny) Wolf, of LaRue, and Gregory T. (Jennifer) Wolf, of Columbia, S.C.; a daughter, Amy J. (Brock) Burden, of Lima; five grandchildren, Jace, Tailor and Josi Wolf and Dakota and Zakariah Burden; three brothers, Charles (Ruth) Shoffner, of Ridgeway, Robert (Dixie) Shoffner, of Bellefontaine, and Tim (Alene) Shoffner, of West Mansfield; three sisters, Kathryn (Bill) Newman, of LaRue, Barbara (Manning) Chance, of Glendale, Ariz., and Joan Manns, of Kenton, several nieces and nephews; and her companion dog, Gracie.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Loretta Richardson and Sally Harold; and special friend, Dwight Criswell.
Services will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at Price Funeral Home, Mount Victory. Mark Tewers will officiate.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.
Condolences may be expressed at http://www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue.
ROBERT E. KUPPER
ROBERT E. KUPPER, 79, died at 8:55 p.m. Dec 16, 2002, at SCCI Hospital, Lima.
He was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Wapakoneta to George and Sylvia Dobie Kupper, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Kupper retired in 1979 as a road superintendent from the Auglaize County Highway Department. He had also worked at the Wapakoneta Daily News. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. He was a life member and former commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 73, Auglaize County, and had served on the Auglaize County Fair Board. He had been active with the Girl Scouts of America. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Kim (Brian) Warner of Wapakoneta; two sons, Bobby Gene Kupper of Wapakoneta and Kevin Michael Kupper; a brother, Richard Kupper of Wapakoneta; two sisters, Dorothy (Bud) Luegers of Wapakoneta and Katherine (Wilfred) Luegers of Botkins; six grandchildren, Annie (John) Fortman, Greg Kupper, Jamie Kupper, Elizabeth Kupper, Ben Warner and Nicholas Warner; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Leroy Kupper.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Freyburg, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where a DAV memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
KENNETH E. McCUNE
KENNETH E. McCUNE, 76, died at 11:31 p.m. Oct. 28, 2004, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Hume, to Edward H. and Emma Marguerite Dobie McCune, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 19, 1950, he married Audrey M. Miller, who survives in Lima.
Mr. McCune retired in 1993 as road superintendent for Shawnee Township. He had been a salesman for Lima Lumber Co. and had been the sexton of Shawnee Cemetery for many years. He was a member of Shawnee United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 96, the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association and the Thursday Night Business Men’s Bowling League, where he had been secretary for more than 20 years. He had been a member of the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Association for 40 years and had been an active worker at Shawnee High School and Lima Locos concessions. He was an Air Force veteran.
Survivors also include two sons, Mickey (Hope) McCune of Cridersville and Gregory (Cheryl) McCune of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Kathy (Dave) Belton of Lima; seven grandchildren, Jason (Josie) Belton, Kellie Lange, Kimberly (Jason) Keller, Heather McCune, Jesica (Joshua) Altenburger, Tiffany (Quincy) Ballweg and Noah McCune; an honorary granddaughter, Anita Kiefer; an honorary grandson, Michael (Nikki) Blank; five great-grandchildren, Kyle Lange, Jordan and Jillian Belton, Rachel Keller and Kassie Blank; five brothers, Clyde (Mary Lou) McCune of St. Marys, Carl McCune of Wapakoneta, David McCune of Kettlersville, and Harvey (Susan) McCune and Garry McCune, both of Wapakoneta; and four sisters, Barbara Hall of Celina, Marjorie (Glen) Petty of Walton, N.Y., Beverly (friend Gary) Henshaw of Lima and Phyllis Shroyer of Colorado Springs, Col.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Shawnee United Methodist Church. Dr. Joseph Bishman will officiate. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 1275.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shawnee United Methodist Church or to Shawnee Township Firefighters International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2550.
Lucille N. Meier
Lucille N. Meier, 88, died at 4 p.m. Nov. 4, 2007, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta.
She was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Goshen Township, Auglaize County, to Samuel and Frances Dobie Lindermuth, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 23, 1942, she married Merono Meier, who died Sept. 23, 1991.
Mrs. Meier retired from Fisher Cheese Co., Wapakoneta, after more than 23 years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Lakeview.
Survivors include a son, Charles (Sue) Meier, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Linda (Dick) Kinninger, of Greenville, and Karen (Woodrow) Searfoss, of Lakeview; seven grandchildren, Kathie (Eric) Gilmore, Jim (Shannon) Kinninger, Anthony (Lea) Searfoss, Mark Searfoss, Anita (Drew) Sutherland, Mindy (Jeremy) Boday and Donald Meier; 11 great-grandchildren, Justin Kinninger, Madison Kinninger, Aubrey Searfoss, Emily Searfoss, Kort Sutherland, Kyra Sutherland, Kelsey Miller, Tyra Meier, Cheyenne Boday, Ethan Boday and Aisleen Boday.
She was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Tyler and Matthew Kinninger; a sister, Mildred Zeigler; a brother, Paul Lindermuth; and a half brother, Lester Bailey.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Armentrout Funeral Home, Waynesfield. Father George Blasick will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the activities fund at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.
Condolences may be expressed at http://www.armentroutfuneralhome.com.