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Obituaries

William A. "Bill" Shaffer

William A. "Bill" Shaffer

April 20, 1929 — July 27, 2015
Service: August 1, 2015

William "Bill" Shaffer 86, of Elida died of cancer at 12:30 a.m., Monday July 27, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center, surrounded by his entire family. He was born April 20, 1929 to William Austin and Mary Elizabeth Long Shaffer, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 2, 1950 he married Florence Marie Beidelschies who survives. Bill worked at Teledyne Ohio Steel and was a member of First Missionary Church. Additional survivors include a son...

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Martha Jane 'Marti' Fisher

Martha Jane 'Marti' Fisher

September 1, 1938 — July 26, 2015
Service: July 30, 2015

Martha J. 'Marti' Fisher, age 76 of Cridersville, died at 5:26 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. She was born September 1, 1938 in Van Wert, Ohio; the daughter of the late Delbert and Evelyn Black Dolbey. On July 11, 1980 she married William G. 'Bill' Fisher who died May 9, 2015. Mrs. Fisher retired from Fisher Cheese, attended the Cridersville United Methodist Church, and was an Auxiliary member of the Eagles...

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Frances Vera Deckling

Frances Vera Deckling

May 12, 1943 — July 22, 2015
Service: No Services

Frances V. Deckling, age 72 of Lima, died at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at her daughter, Tiffany Deckling home. She was born May 12, 1943 in Aurora, Ill. Frances was a telephone operator for Sprint. She was survived by a daughter Tiffany Deckling of Lima, a granddaughter, Summer Deckling of Lima.. She was preceded in death by her mother Sadie Louise Block and her step-father George L. Martin. No visiting hours or services...

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Ronald Martin Peare

Ronald Martin Peare

June 30, 1945 — July 20, 2015
Service: August 1, 2015

Ronald M. Peare of Elida died July 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born to Alfred and Dolly Peare in South Bend, Indiana who preceded him in death. Ronald was married to Rheba J. Lane Peare for 49 years. Ronald graduated from Brandywine High School in Niles, Michigan in 1963 and graduated form Michigan State University as an agronomist. We all love and honor his life and the things he stood for. Ron was employed with Welman Seed Co. of...

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Michael  J. Bales

Michael J. Bales

June 28, 1948 — July 18, 2015
Service: July 25, 2015

Michael J. Bales, age 67 of rural Wapakoneta, slipped out of the arms of his loving family and onto our Heavenly Father at 7:11 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2015 after a seven month battle with cancer. Michael was born in Lima, Ohio on June 28, 1948 to James M. and Lorraine C. (Schipper) Bales both deceased. On August 22, 1981 he married Dana Musser who survives in Wapakoneta. He was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and attended Lima OSU...

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John T. Earl

John T. Earl

June 6, 1987 — July 15, 2015
Service: July 20, 2015

John T. Earl age 28 of Cridersville died Wed. July 15. He was born June 1, 1987 in Bluffton to Jerry Lee and Joy (Lions) Earl. His father, Jerry, survives in Wapakoneta, mother and step-father, Joy (Ed) Gross, also survive in Wapakoneta. John had been a warehouse supervisor for Wright Distribution Centers. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with friends and family. Additional survivors include Fiancee Tabetha Akers, 2 daughters: ...

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Shirley M Scheithauer

Shirley M Scheithauer

November 9, 1946 — July 15, 2015
Service: No Services

Shirley Scheithauer age 68, of Cridersville passed away following a 10 year battle with cancer on July 15, 2015 at OSU Medical Center. Shirley is survived by her mother Virginia Sharkey and a brother Dick Lawecki both of Florida. Also surviving are 3 sons: Sean Scheithauer, Kirk Scheithauer and Marc (Staci) Scheithauer, 7 grandchildren: Vivian, Gauge, Pierce, Korbyn, Quincy, Amber and Carl, and 9 great grandchildren. Shirley enjoyed...

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Mabel Sliger

Mabel Sliger

December 25, 1912 — July 9, 2015
Service: No Services

Mabel L. Sliger age 102, of Cridersville, died 10:57 p.m., Thursday July 9, 2015 at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born Dec. 25, 1912 at North Vernon, Indiana to T. Roy and Ova (Kinsler) Klein. She married W. Stewart Bertram in 1938, who died 1948. She married Jean C. Sliger who preceded her in death, 1995. Beloved mother and grandmother; she is survived by a son Jerry P. (Lois) Bertram of Wapakoneta, a step-daughter, Sally (Jerry) Carter,...

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Roy G. Holtzapple

Roy G. Holtzapple

August 20, 1931 — July 8, 2015
Service: July 13, 2015

Roy G. Holtzapple, age 83, of rural Wapakoneta, died 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015. He was born August 20, 1931 in Buckland, Ohio; the son of the late Carl William and Sara Jane Vulgamott Holtzapple. On May 5, 1951 he married Evelyn Mae Lambert who died June 25, 2009. Mr. Holtzapple retired as a welder from Lima Register Company. He was a member of the Buckland United Church of Christ. His hobbies included hunting, fishing,...

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Mark E Deeds

Mark E Deeds

July 11, 1962 — July 5, 2015
Service: July 9, 2015

Mark E. Deeds, age 52 of Lima, went home to be with the Lord, 10:00 a.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born July 11, 1962 in Canton, Ohio; to the late Donald E. and Rose Marie VanMeter Deeds. On August 1, 1984 he married Kathleen A. Schimmoeller, who survives. Mr. Deeds worked at Barry's Fleet Service as an auto diesel technician and attended the Meadowbrook Baptist Church. He loved NASCAR, the Cleveland Browns,...

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