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Robert Lee Gardner
Robert Lee Gardner, 79, 646 W. Fulton St., Celina died at 9:40 a.m. Dec. 15, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Celina to Albert Adolph and Elfreida Friemeiring Gardner. On June 15, 1957, he married Norma Jean Linn, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, three daughters, two sisters, 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Cletus and Tom Gardner; and a brother-in-law, Luke Borgert.
He had worked at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, and was a dairy farmer. He also retired from driving buses for Celina City Schools. He attended St. John Lutheran Church, Celina. and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.), Celina, the Mercer County Harness Horseman Association, U.S. Trotting Association and the Mercer County Council on Aging. He graduated from the former Immaculate Conception High School in 1948, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Korean War.
Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Paul Baglein and Patrick Bayens officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina, with military honors.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, with V.F.W. membership services at 7 p.m., and 1 hour before services Saturday at the church.
[Daily Standard, Dec 17, 2009]

Agnes J. Gasson

Agnes J. Gasson, 85, 1302 E. Spring St., Apt. 28, St. Marys, died at 4 a.m. April 1 at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Shelby County, to Louis and Marguerite (Ayette) Chappie. On Dec. 7, 1940, she married George Gasson, who died May 10, 1959.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Eddie Chappie, Covington, and Kate Chappie, Piqua.
Deceased are three sisters, Sister Mary Raymund Chappie, Alma Grisez, and Mary Chappie, and three brothers, Louis, Urban and Adrian Chappie.
She was a homemaker and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. David A. Heinl officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
[Daily Standard, Apr 4, 2001]

Melvin John Gehm
ROCKFORD, Nov. 7 - Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church Thursday afternoon for Melvin John Gehm, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gehm. Liberty-tp, who died here at Otis hospital Tuesday morning. Young Gehm was injured while playing baseball on Nov. 1. Surviving are the parents, and one brother, Melville Gehm. Burial in the church cemetery.
[Lima News, Nov 7, 1940]

Jack A. Gray
Celina - Jack A. Gray, 68, died at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 1999, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Nov. 19, 1930, in Celina to Harold "Bill" and Ada (Meyers) Gray. On Dec. 3, 1949, he married Wilma Schnelle, who survives. Mr. Gray retired as a construction worker for the former Hinton Construction Co., Celina. He was a social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713, Celina.
Survivors also include five sons. Jack (Diana) Gray Jr., Marc Gray, Timothy (Betsy) Gray, John Gray and Scott dray, all of Celina; a daughter, Lisa Kidder of Celina; two brothers, Marvin Gray and Michael Gray both of Celina; two sisters, Harriet Lee Brookhart and Margie Frahm, both of Celina; 22 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Gray; a daughter, Ginger Gray; a brother. Max Gray; and a grandson.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina. The Rev. Jack Womacks will officiate. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Lima News Feb 17, 1999]

Mary Grillot
Former Minster and Russia resident, Mary A. Grillot, 88, died at 2:10 a.m. April 1 at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, where she was a resident.
She was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Burkettsville, to William and Thecla (Nau) Hemmelgarn. On June 1, 1937, she married Joseph Oswald Grillot, who died Feb. 25, 1974.
Survivors are eight daughters and their husbands, Annette and Jerome Goldschmidt, Potomac, Md., Patricia and Ronald Francis, Mary Jo and Robert Enneking, and Louise and Raymond Koenig, all of Sidney, Carol and Robert Huecker, Minster, Joan and Michael Donauer, Tipp City, Barbara and Daniel Creagan, Cornwall, N.Y., and Nancy and Lynn Maurer, Botkins; a sister, Luella Gagel, St. Marys; 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, five sisters, a grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster and Minster Historical Society. She was a former member of St. Remy Church, Russia.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. William Hoyng officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
[Daily Standard, Apr 2, 2001]

Bertha Guyer
Celina - Services for Bertha Guyer, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Guyer died at 12 :30 a.m. Monday in Otis Hospital.
Survivors include her husband William; three daughters, Mrs. Luke (Norma Jean) Smalley of here, Mrs. William (Phyllis) Mendenhall of Defiance and Mrs. Zitman (Marilyn) Zietly of Ford City, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Nov 30, 1976]

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