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John F. Mann
CELINA - John F. Mann of Celina was dead on arrival 1:30 a. m. Friday at Gibbons Hospital, Celina, the vicitm of an apparent heart attack. The retired carpenter and painter had resided here since October,1960. He was born to Leonidas and Virginia Cummings Mann on Oct. 28, 1889, in Dentonville, Kan.
His first wife. Rose Mann, died in 1951. His second wife, Evelyn Simmons Mann, survives al home. Mr. Mann was a member of Celina Church of Christ. Surviving Mr Mann, in addition to his wife, are two daughters. Mrs Frank (Mable) Ellison, Pomona. Calif.; Mrs. Earl (Nellie) Duckworth. Toledo, three brothers. Oliver of Greenville. W. Va., Lonnie of Hinton, W Va.. and Everett of Hampton. Va.. two sisters. Mrs Ida Livley. Pelerstown, W. Va., and Mrs Mamie Canterberry, Hinton. W. Va , three grandchildren. His funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in tbe Church of Christ with Rev Melvin J. Warner officiating. Memorial services will be In Peterstown. W. Va . at 2 p. m. Monday and burial will follow in Keaton Cemetery. Greenville, W. Va. Friends may call at the Vale and Stein Funeral Home, Celina after 2 p.m. today.
[Lima News, Mar 5, 1966]

Clifford Leroy Marbaugh
ROCKFORD - Clifford Leroy Marbaugh, 77, of Willshire died at 5:30 today at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1902, in Adams County, Ind., the son of James and Catherine Betzel Marbaugh. On July 26, 1930, he married the former Mildred L Lehman, who survives.
Survivors also include five sons, Billy D. Marbaugh of Xenia, Larry D. Marbaugh and Thomas E. Marbaugh, both of Willshire. Richard L. Marbaugh of Decatur, Ind. and Allen F. Marbaugh, at home; two daughters. Mrs. Leo (Mary) Bennett of Indiana and Mrs. Ralph (Donna) Peterson of Willshire; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Keith Marbaugh and Don Marbaugh, both of Celina; and a sister, Doris Bricker of Celina. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11.30 a.m. Sunday.
[Lima News, Jun 20, 1980]

Donald B. Marbaugh
CELINA - Donald B. Marbaugh, 61, died at 8:32 a.m. Sunday at Coldwater Community Hospital.
He was born May 26, 1922, in Augusta, Kansas, the son of James S. and Catherine Betzel Marbaugh. He married Johanna Streaker, who survives.
Mr. Marbaugh was a clerk at the Celina Post Office. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 210. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors also include a son, Nick Marbaugh of Cincinnati; a daughter, Mrs. Ike (Kathy) Coate of Celina; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Guy (Doris) Bricker of Celina.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rev. Richard Riegel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at W.H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home, Celina, from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
[Lima News, Nov 28, 1983]

Monroe Maurer
MENDON - Services for Monroe Maurer, 88, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home here, Rev. Terry Pontius officiating. Burial will be in the Mendon Cemetery. He died at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday in Otis Hospital, Celina. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Clara) Howick of Celina, Mrs. Lucy Lutz of 654 Ewing, Lima, and Miss Eleanor Maurer of here. He was a former employe of Maurer Hardware here.There will be no calling hours.
[Lima News, Jul 25, 1973]

Gustave Charles Mathes
Celina - Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Church of Immaculate Conception for Gustave Charles Mathes, 77, who died at his home in Celina Saturday morning of complications. Mr. Mathes was a native of Germany, but had lived at Celina about 50 years. He was an employee of the Stokley Co.Surviving are his widow, Martha Gardner Albers Mathes; a step-daughter, Miss Theresa Albers at home; four brothers, Frank, John, Albert and Joseph, all of Dayton.The body will be removed to the Pulskamp funeral home late Sunday afternoon where friends may call. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 18, 1948]

Catherine A. McClellan
Catherine A. 'Katy' McClellan, 65, 2400 S. TR 119, Tiffin, died at 8:05 a.m. April 6 at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1935, in Willshire, to Robert P. and Ruth (Riker) Davis. On April 13, 1968, she married Herbert McClellan, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Kenneth Dunmire, Magnolia, Texas; a stepson, Donald of Tiffin; a daughter, Cheryl Swartz, Ocoee, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Christine Markle, Fishertown, Pa., and Teresa McClellan, Tiffin; five sisters, Winnie Stout, Fort Wayne, Ind., Jean Stanford and Ruth Donovan, both of Celina, Louise Henry, New Haven, Ind., and Rev. Rosemary Swartz, Van Wert; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Ohio City, Women of the Moose Lodge, Tiffin, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Services are 11 a.m. today at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, Tiffin, the Rev. Margaret Marks officiating. Burial is at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.
[Daily Standard]

C. C. McDaniel
C. C. McDaniel, 74, died May 3, 1928 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Dilworth of Ft. Recovery. His wife is deceased. He was the last of his family. His wife, two sons, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral at First Church of Christ, burial in Green Mound cemetery, Ft. Recovery
. [Daily Standard, May 10, 1928]

George R. McDaniel
George R. McDaniel, 74, died Feb. 19, 1911 at his home, he had been in failing health for some time. Death was from uremic poisoning. He was born Oct. 28, 1836 in New Vienna, Darke Co., O, the son of William and (?) Larkin McDaniel. He married Philessa Lotz 53 years ago. He is survived by the widow and two sons, E. L. and M. T. both of Washington. Burial in Green Mound cemetery, Ft. Recovery.
[Daily Standard, Feb 24, 1911]

Harry McDaniel
Harry McDaniel, 75, died Thursday Oct 21, 1943 at the State Hospital at Dayton, he had been ill for 7 mo. He was born May 5, 1868 at Gibson City, Illinois, the son of W. F. and Minnie Robbins McDaniel. He married Verna Marsh, June 24, 1895 in Celina. He is survived by the widow and children; Mrs. James P. Ringley, Chicago, Miss Marjorie McDaniel, Seaman, O. Staff Sgt. Wint McDaniel with the armed forces in Iran, 2 grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. Funeral will be held at the residence with burial in Green Mound cemetery.
[Daily Standard, Oct 22, 1943]


Philissa A. McDaniel
(Spokane, Wash.) -- Mrs. Philissa A. McDaniel,75, died Monday August 14, 1911 at the home of her son Marshall living in Spokane. She had gone there to visit after the death of her husband George R. McDaniel. She was born in 1836. The body will be returned to this county for burial in Green Mound cemetery.
[Daily Standard, Aug 18, 1911]

Verna McDaniel
Mrs. Verna McDaniel, 77, died Friday Mar. 28, 1952 at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Coldwater. She was born Jan 13, 1875, the daughter of A. D. and Molly Thompson Marsh. She married Harry McDaniel, June 24, 1895, he died Oct. 21, 1943. She was a native of Celina and had resided in Ft. Recovery for the last 57 yrs. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Theta Ringley, Chicago, Ill., and Miss Marjorie McDaniel, Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a son Vincent, Ft. Recovery and 2 grandchildren. Burial in Green Mound cemetery, Ft. Recovery. [Daily Standard, Mar 31, 1952]

Vincent H. McDaniel
Vincent H. McDaniel, 68, died Sunday January 13, 1980, at Coldwater Community Hospital. He was born Apr. 20, 1911 in Ft. Recovery, the son of Harry and Vernia Marsh McDaniel. He married Lillian Hathaway in Rossburg, May 19, 1949. He was a Mercer Co., superintendant for the State Dept. of Transportation. He was a 1929 graduate of Ft. Recovery High School and attended Tri-State College, Angola, Indiana. He was a WW II veteran. He is survived by his wife and daughter Thelma (Bobby) Masters, Ft. Recovery; 2 sisters, Marjorie McDaniel, Hawaii, and Theta Ringley, Chicago, Ill., 2 nieces and 1 daughter is deceased. Funeral Wednesday at Brockman Funeral home, Ft. Recovery, with burial in Green Mound cemetery.
[Daily Standard, Jan 14, 1980]

William F. McDaniel
William F. McDaniel, died Oct. 16, 1928 at his home, age 83y 8m 10 d. He was born Feb. 6, 1845, near Ft. Recovery the son of John and Elizabeth Johnson McDaniel. He married first Minerva Robbins on May 6, 1867 and she died Feb 17, 1874. He then married Mrs. Millie Schulyer Ehret on June 10, 1876, she died Dec 10, 1920. He was a Civil war veteran. He is survived by a son Harry, 3 grandchildren from his first marriage. He was the last from a family of five brothers and three sisters. Funeral at First Church of Christ, Ft. Recovery. Burial in Celina mausoleum.
[Daily Standard, Oct 25, 1928]

Christina Joanna Medaugh
Christina Joanna Medaugh, 40, 332 Northview Drive, Coldwater, died of natural causes Dec. 1 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
She was born March 27, 1961, in Celina to Robert L. Ballinger and Marilyn (Rogers) Ballinger-Lauth. Her mother survives in Sebring, Fla., along with the stepfather, Ron Lauth.
Surviving are her husband, Lynn Medaugh; eight sons, Jeff Schott Jr., Chicago, Ill., Tom, Matt and Derrick Schott, all of Celina; Chad and Brad, both of Dayton, and Eric and Keith, both of Celina; a brother and his wife, Donald and Shelly Ballinger, Coldwater; one sister and her husband, Kimberly and Craig Tingley, and a sister, Melody Mouser, all of Celina; two stepbrothers and their wives, Craig and Renee Lauth, St. Marys, and Brent and Charla Lauth, New Knoxville; and a sister-in-law and her husband, Reana and Eric Onnen, Fort Wayne, Ind., and a sister-in-law, Ynda Roth, Toledo.
Deceased are her father, Robert L. Ballinger and her brother, Dan Ballinger.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater. Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater. There is no calling Wednesday morning prior to the service.
[Dec 3, 2001]

Mrs. Christ Meister was found dead in bed Tuesday morning by members of her daughter's family, Mrs. Joe Yaney, with whom she lived at Montezuma. The aged woman was in her seventy-second year and for some time has been suffering with heart and stomach trouble. [Lima News, Jul 24, 1912]

Thomas Mescher
Thomas Mescher, 58, South Sixth Street, Coldwater, died at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 20, 2003, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Death was due to complications following heart transplant surgery.
He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Cincinnati, to Norbert and Virginia (Carlin) Mescher. On Dec. 2, 1967, he married Sarah Thomas who survives.
Also surviving are a son, four daughters, a brother, two sisters, and 12 grandchildren.
He formerly worked at Minster Machine Co. and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. A member of Coldwater American Legion Post 470, he was past post commander, district commander and state officer and active in Buckeye Boys State program. He also was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5135 and a past member of the fire department, rescue squad and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, with military rites by the Coldwater Legion.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater. The Legion will have a prayer service there at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
[Daily Standard, Jan 21, 2003]

Ruth M. Meyer
ST. MARYS- Ruth M. Meyer, 74, of here, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
She was born Aug. 31, 1911, in Celina, the daughter of August W. and Annetta A. Carpenter Jackson. On Sept. 28, 1932, she married Rev. Lester L Meyer, who died April 6, 1984. Mrs. Meyer was a homemaker. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. St. Marys, and was a charter member of Celina Church of the Nazarene. She assisted her husband at churches in Tiffin, Piqua, Mount Gilead, Fairfax, Mount Sterling, Fort Recovery, Urbana and Sidney.
Survivors include a son, Robert F. Meyer of St. Marys; and a brother, Carl W. Jackson of Celina.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene, St. Marys, Rev. S. Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in North Grove Cemetery, Celina. Friends may call until 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, Yoder Chapel, St. Marys
. [Lima News, Dec 30, 1986]

Clarence Mihm
MENDON - Clarence Mihm, 84, of Rt. 1 died Sunday at 6:05 a.m. in Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford. Surviving are three sons, Doyt of Rt. 2, Rockford and Ronald and Mack both of Celina; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Joan) Weaver of Piqua and Mrs. Vernon (Martha) Rider of Rt. 2, Rockford ; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford , Rev. Sam Brewster officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Dec 31, 1973]

J. Wilson Monnin
J. Wilson Monnin, 85, 167 E. Fifth St., Minster, died at 6:20 a.m. Friday at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
He was born June 25, 1915, in Russia, to Leonard and Winifred (Francis) Monnin. On June 24, 1939, he married Violet Marshall, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Betty and Ron Eiting, Minster, and Rose and Dale Marchal, Englewood; six sons and their wives, Ken and Janet, Tony and Judy, Vic and Wanda, Lenny and Diane, and Mike and Connie, all of Russia, and Wilson and Peggy of Sidney; a son, Dan of Sidney; two sisters and their husbands, Gertrude and Jacob Martin, Piqua, and Marcella and Bill Dunkel, Russia; a sister, Mary Ann Simon, Versailles; two brothers and their wives, Stanley and Judy of Cincinnati, and Dave and Sandy of South Carolina; a brother, Cecil of Versailles; 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Richard and Joseph, four brothers and three sisters.
He was retired from NCR Corp., Dayton, farmed, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a former Russia Local Schools board member and served on the Civil Conservation Corps. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1391, both of Minster, Knights of Columbus and Catholic War Veterans, both of Russia, and Newport Sportsman Club. He was a former member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Newport.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. William Hoyng officiating. Burial is at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Newport.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:30 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
[Daily Standard, unknown date]

Clifford Monroe
Celina- Clifford Monroe, 52, died at 11 a.m. Monday at his home. Surviving are his wife, Jesselyn, two sons; Jerry of Sycamore and James at home; and four daughters, Mrs. James (Patricia) Rohler, of here and Martha, Jetta and Terri, all at home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jun 25, 1974]

Ernest Monroe
Celina- Ernest Monroe, 84 died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert. Survivors include his wife Nellie and a daughter, Wilma Monroe of here. He was a retired employee of Mershman Brothers. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Swamp College cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home
. [Lima News, Mar 30, 1977]

Grace Monroe
Celina- Mrs. Grace Monroe, 83, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Winebrenner Haven, Findlay, following a lengthy illness. Surviving is daughter, Mrs. Donald (Laverne) Dock of here, and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home, Rev. C. Q. McMillion officiating. Burial will be in Swamp College cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.
[Lima News, Feb 24, 1975]

Nellie Monroe
Celina- Nellie Monroe, 82, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys.
Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Monroe of here, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Carmack of Coldwater. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at W. H. Dick and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Swamp College cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Dec 29, 1977]

Carl Montgomery
CELINA - Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, for Carl Montgomery, 74. He died at 9:20 a.m. Monday in Coldwater Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife. Ruth; a son, Carl Douglas Montgomery of Marion; three daughters. Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Lewis of East Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Norman (Suzanne) Harruff of Decatur, Ind., and Mrs. Dwight (Sally Ann) Harruff of Dayton ; 13 grandchildren; and two brothers, Robin Montgomery of Cedar Creek, Texas and Reid J Montgomery of Cuyahoga Falls. Arrangements are under the direction of W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours.
[Lima News, May 23, 1979]

John Henry Moore
Funeral services at Lewis funeral home at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Burial at Bethel cemetery, near Mendon.
[The Lima News, Jan. 7, 1936]

Benjamin Franklin Mowery
Celina - Funeral services will be held at the Carr & Vale funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Benjamin Franklin Mowery, 73, who died at the county Tuesday afternoon following a brief illness. Surviving are one son Benjamin Mowery Jr., of Celina; one brother, Luther Mowery of Wayne; 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Burial in Swamp College cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 3, 1940]




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