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Zachary J. Perry
Died: Friday, January 24, 2003
Age: 16
TROY - Zachary J. Perry, 16, of Troy, died following an auto accident Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at 10:09 p.m.
He was born June 5, 1986, the son of Arliss S. and Christine (Walker) Perry, who survive in Troy.
He is also survived by maternal grandparents, Jack and Mary Walker of Piqua; paternal grandmother Mary J. Perry of West Milton; paternal grandfather Arliss A. Perry of Englewood; two sisters, Mrs. Jason (Michelle) Foster and Mrs. Kevin (Mindy) Kitchen of Sidney; and a brother Johnny Adkins of Sidney.
Perry was a sophomore at Miami East High School. He was an honor student and a member of the Student Council, FFA, two-time letter winner on the golf team, wrestler and and member of the baseball team. He was employed as a lot technician at Joe Johnson Chevrolet in Troy. He was a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines. 
The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home in Troy, with the Rev. Jonathan Kollmann officiating. Burial will be in Casstown Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

Lillian Fleck
Died: Thursday, January 23, 2003
Age: 78
CELINA - Lillian Fleck, 78, 3381 Harrison Road, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at 12:23 a.m. in Community Hospital, Coldwater.
Born Nov. 2, 1924, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Margaret Keller Homan.
On July 6, 1946, she married John Fleck of St. Sebastian, Ohio.
Survivors include five sons, Jim Fleck of Chickasaw, Paul Fleck and Mark Fleck, both of St. Sebastian, George Fleck of Duluth, Ga. and Johnny Fleck of Minster; four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Carolyn) Kohlrieser of Carthagena, Ohio, Irene Borgerding of Burkettsville, Ohio, Mrs. Hank (Alice) Kaiser of St. Sebastian and Mrs. Dan (Wilma) Timmerman of Fort Recovery; three sisters, Alvina Uhlenhake and Rose Ontrop, both of St. Henry and Mary Borgert of Montezuma, 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Mrs. Fleck was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church. She belonged to the Ladies Rosary Altar Sodality of the church and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary in Maria Stein.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Sebastian Catholic Church with the Rev. John Bensman officiating. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County, P.O. Box 624 Celina, Ohio 45822 or St. Sebastian Church.

Rosetta B. Francis
Died: Thursday, January 23, 2003
Age: 81
RUSSIA - Rosetta B. Francis, 81, 230 W. Main St., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at 4:35 a.m. in Wayne Hospital, Greenville.
Born Dec. 10, 1921, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alma Monnin Francis.
On Sept. 7, 1940, she married Lavern S. "Frenchie" Francis. He died on Nov. 26, 2000.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Herb (Becky) Ranley of Minster and Juliann "Boots" Pierron and Carol Rindler, both of Versailles; three brothers, Vernon Francis of Middletown, Leon Francis of Sidney and Edward Francis of Ludlow Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Leroy (Delores) Frankenburg of Sidney and Mrs. William (Jane) Hill of Middletown, 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son and one grandson.
Mrs. Francis was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church.
She was retired from her employment at Copelands in Sidney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Eugene Vonderhaar officiating. Burial will be in St. Remy Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations can be directed to the Versailles Life Squad or the Ohio Parkinson Foundation.

Dorothy Evelyn Poland
Died: Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Age: 78
Dorothy Evelyn Poland, 78, a native of Shelby County, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003 in Atlanta, Ga. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Sidney, the daughter of Clifford and Evelyn (Smith) Rogers.
She married Raymond Poland on Nov. 1, 1945, and he preceded her in death. 
Mrs. Poland is survived by her son, Raymond G. Poland of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Stan (Robin) Geniusz of Utah; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her husband.
A graduate of the Miami Valley School of Nursing, Mrs. Poland was a member of the Army Cadet Nurses during World War II. While living in Ohio, she was active in the Medway United Methodist Church as a Sunday and Bible school teacher and in many women's activities. Her body was cremated with arrangements by Metro Crematory, Peachtree City, Ga.
A memorial service is planned Friday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at Medway United Methodist Church, with private graveside services to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 2144, Peachtree City, Ga.

Shirley A. Bohon
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 64
Shirley A. Bohon, 64, 11755 Fair Road, Sidney, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 3:10 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Adams Funeral Home in Sidney.

Carl Vance Henson
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 89
TROY - Carl Vance Henson, 89, 437 Kirk Lane, formerly of Sidney, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at 2:57 a.m. at Northridge Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He was born April 8, 1913, in St. Louis, the son of Homer and Josie O. (Fifer) Henson.
He was married to Edith (Hill) Henson, who died May 5, 1980. Later he married Jane (Leatherman) Henson, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Michael Henson of Cincinnati; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary Ann) Heckler of Louisville, Ky.; a stepson, Trent Leatherman of Goshen, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mrs. David (Thea) Barret of Coral Springs, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Johnny Henson of Cincinnati.
Mr. Henson was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Sidney, retiring in 1980. He served in the U.S. Army quartermaster corps in Panama during World War II. He was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 217 of Sidney, and he was a member of the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge, both of Troy. He was a member of First United Church of Christ of Troy and a former active member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Sidney.
Services are planned for Monday at 10 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home, with the Rev. Al Bastin and the Rev. Carol Bastin officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
Emma "Emmy" L. Hoelscher
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 78
MINSTER - Emma "Emmy" L. Hoelscher, 78, 5049 Wabash Road, Coldwater, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 2:25 a.m. at Joint Township District Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born May 18, 1924 in Fort Loramie, the daughter of Bert and Rose (Robbins) Vonderhyde. She married Thomas Hoelscher who preceded her in death in 1964.
Mrs. Hoielscher is survived by her children, Shirley Ann Wiley of Sommerset, Ky., Mike and Tamara Smith of Maplewood, Steven Hoelscher of Minster, Mrs. Jeff (Linda) Drees of Celina, Mrs. Russ (Carolyn) McNeil of Anna and Brenda Alderton of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by six sisters, Mary Luegers of Minster, Irene Grisez of Versailles, Mrs. Norval (Dorothy) Hole of Celina, Mrs. Walter (Katheryn) Bergman of Ft. Recovery, Norma Wellman of Coldwater and Elsie Winner of Celina and one brother, Leonard Vonderhyde of New Windsor, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Hoelscher was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Coldwater and was a former member of St. Michael Church, Fort Loramie.
She had worked at Wendy's Restaurant in Celina and Copeland Corporation, Sidney.
Services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, by Rev. Steven Shoup. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. and from 9 to 10a.m. Friday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

Henry Paris Keith
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 63
Henry Paris Keith, 63, 5775 Knoop-Johnston Road, Sidney, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 2:45 p.m. at his residence following a seven-month illness.
He was born March 7, 1939 in McCreary County, Ky., the son of Rexie and Magolda (Maxwell) Keith.
He married Joy Bennett June 9, 1962 and she survives, along with two sons, David Keith of Troy and Gregory Keith of Sidney; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Susan) Egbert of Anna and Mrs. Rex (Stephanie) Staley of Bellefontaine; 16 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by two brothers, Lester Harley Keith and Cecil Keith, both of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Mr. Keith had been employed as a mechanic at Kirk National Lease in Sidney. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church by Rev. George Gnade. Burial will be in Shelby Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made toWilson Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed through cromesfh@bright.net.

Forest F. Opperman
Died: Monday, January 20, 2003
Age: 85
WAPAKONETA - Forest F. Opperman, 85, of Wentz Street, a native of Shelby County, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 22, 1917 in Shelby County, the son of William and Mary (Shafer) Opperman.
He married Pauline A. McCullough, Dec. 5, 1939 and she survives him with two sons, Gary and David Opperman, both of Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A sister, Pearl Kane of Mesa, Ariz., also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and seven brothers and sisters.
A farmer, Mr. Opperman had worked as a salesman with several businesses. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Wapakoneta. He played the guitar and banjo and had won several contests, also playing in Renfro Valley, Ky.
Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta by Rev. Gregory Roberts. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church.
 
Donald F. Fosnight
Died: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Age: 81
Donald F. Fosnight, 81, 3003 W. Cisco Road, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at 5:56 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 30, 1921 in Miami County to Albert and Elnora (Beaver) Fosnight.
In May of 1949, he married Georganna Weghorst. After her death, he married Laura Ryder.
Mr. Fosnight is survived by two step-sons, Dr. George Weghorst of Portland, Ore. and John Ryder of Toledo; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Koch of Sidney, Mrs. Jack (Myrtle) Nichols of Jackson Center and Mrs. Walter (Josephine) Fogt of Sidney; two sisters and several step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and two sisters.
Mr. Fosnight retired as a welder at Sidney Grain Machine Co.
He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Sidney American Legion Post 217.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Dorothy Love Chapel, with Dr. Fred B. Lacuesta officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. Calling hours will be Friday from 9-10:30 a.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. Condolences can be expressed through cromesfh@bright.net.

Mary L. Fuller
Died: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Age: 92
Mary L. Fuller, 92, 510 Buckeye Ave., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at 2:50 p.m. in Sidney Care Center.
Born Sept. 12, 1910, in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Ella Bruce Tidwell.
In 1944 she married Milo Fuller. He died in 1967.
She is survived by one son, William M. Fuller of Anna.
Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Fuller was a homemaker.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Pearl Cemetery in Swanders, Ohio, with the Rev. Michael Althauser officiating. There are no calling hours.
The Cromes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie B. Holland
Died: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Age: 82
Elsie B. Holland, 82, 8730 State Route 47 West, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at 12:30 a.m. at her home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1920 in Chester, Pa. to John and Mabel (Townsend) Buffington.
On Dec. 29, 1940, she married John W. Holland.
Mrs. Holland is survived by her husband; two sons, John W. Holland Jr. of Climax, N.C. and R. Michael Holland of Franklin, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Peter (Jean) Ross of Claymont, Del.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Mrs. Holland was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, with Pastor John Leighty officiating. Burial will be at Shelby Memory Gardens.
Calling hours will be Friday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences can be expressed through cromesfh@bright.net.

Lola M. Amrine
Died: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Age: 57
Lola M. Amrine, 57, 532 N. Miami Ave., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 10:25 a.m. at Sidney Care Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Adams Funeral Home.

Lola M. Amrine
Died: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Age: 57
Lola M. Amrine, 57, 510 Buckeye St., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 10:25 a.m. in the Sidney Care Center.
Born April 17, 1945, in Chicago, she was the son of the late William and Carol Stanley.
Survivors include one son, Homer Amrine of Sidney; one daughter, Sherry Amrine of Columbus; one sister, Christine Stanley of Tucson, Ariz., and five grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Private funeral services will be held in the World Mission Church of Christ in Sidney. There will be no calling hours.
The Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Caryll K. Anderson
Died: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Age: 66
ANNA - Caryll K. Anderson, 66, 104 E. South St., Anna, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 12:35 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 8, 1936 in Casstown to Arthur L. and Alice (Riley) Knoop.
On Sept. 15, 1956, she married Robert S. Anderson.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband; her father, of Troy; two daughters, Julia A. Isely of Madison, Wisc. and Amy L. Anderson of Columbus; a son, Daniel S. Anderson of Lincroft, N.J.; a brother, Jeffrey L. Knoop of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Mrs. Anderson retired in 1998 after 30 years as clerk-treasurer for the village of Anna.
She was a member of Anna United Methodist Church, and an active member of the church council. She was also a member of the Anna Endowment Fund board.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Anna United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Schlicher officiating. Burial will be in Pearl Cemetery in Swanders.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Anna United Methodist Church.
Condolences can be expressed through cromesfh@bright.net.
 
Hilda E. Nerderman
Died: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Age: 89
NEW BREMEN - Hilda E. Nerderman, 89, 20 Elk Dr., New Bremen, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at 7:10 p.m. at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born June, 6, 1913, in St. Sebastian, the daughter of Frank and Laura (Steinke) Meyer.
On Aug. 24, 1940, she married Julius J. Nerderman in North Star, and he died in 1994.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Lefeld of St. Henry, Mrs. Tom (Alice) Tumbusch of Coldwater and Doris Nerderman of New Bremen; four sons, Fred of Sidney, Richard of New Bremen, Ralph of St. Marys and Jerry of New Bremen; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Norma Barga of Russia, Frances Wenning of Centerville, Mrs. Robert (Rita) Buschur of New Weston and Joann Bensman of North Star and a brother Paul Meyer of Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, two sisters and two brothers.
Mrs. Nerderman was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in New Bremen, where she was among the original parish members and was a member of the Ladies sodality.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, with Rev. Jack Kroeger officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery in North Star.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may e made to the ABC Learning Center in New Bremen.
 
Willard Owens
Died: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Age: 67
BRISTOL, Ind. - Willard "Bill" Owens, 67, 20036 County Road 6, Bristol, Ind., formerly of Sidney, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, 3:47 p.m. at his residence.
He was born April 2, 1935, in Nevelsville, Ky., the son of Reed and Nannie (Nevels) Owens.
On July 3, 1967, he married Marie "Sam" Mayberry in Sidney, and she survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Don (Tonda) Ragsdale of Constantine, Mich. and LaDeana Owens of Bristol, Ind.; two sons of Bristol, Ind., James "Pete" Owens and Charlie Owens; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Irene New of South Carolina, Ruth McDowell, Mrs. Cecil (Elaine) Walker and Peggy Gabbard all of Kentucky; two brothers, Michael Owens of Dayton and Dean Owens of Burnside, Ky.
He was preceded in death by a grandson and two brothers.
Mr. Owens retired in 2001 from Commodore Homes. He had worked in the mobile home industry in Elkhart County as a service technician for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served for 10 ? years. He was a member of Bristol American Legion 143. He enjoyed bluegrass music, NASCAR racing, fishing and woodworking.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home in the Bristol Chapel, with Rev. Ron Spyker officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery. Bristol American Legion 143 will conduct military graveside services.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Bristol, Ind.

Justin Louis Steinke
Died: Saturday, January 11, 2003
BOTKINS - Justin Louis Steinke, son of Marvin and Therese Rash Steinke, was stillborn on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Waldo and Bernadette Rash of Kokomo, Ind. and his paternal grandparents, Alfred and Erma Steinke of Wapakoneta.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter Chiodo officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta. There will be no visitation. The Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, are handling the arrangements.

Eileen Bollheimer Thomas
Died: Saturday, January 11, 2003
Age: 81
FORT LORAMIE - Eileen Bollheimer Thomas, 81, a native of Fort Loramie, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, of an apparent heart attack at her home in Long Beach, Calif.
She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Fort Loramie, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Naber) Bollheimer. She had resided in the Long Beach area for 60 years.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Harold (Martha) Simon of Russia and five brothers, Homer of Lynwood, Ill., Paul of Houston, Texas, Kenneth of Bradford, Richard of Fort Loramie and Donald of Minster.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son and two brothers.
Ms. Thomas retired in 1987 from the Boeing Corp. in California, where she had been a manager in the mailing and circulation department. She enjoyed traveling with friends, hand-painting fine china and knitting and crocheting for charities.
Graveside services were held Jan. 17 at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress, Calif. ,where she was buried next to her son.
A memorial Mass for family and friends is planned Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie.
Arrangements were handled by Forrest lawn Cemetery.


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