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Obituaries

Donald E. Minnich, 52

April 15, 2014

Donald E. Minnich, 52, of 604 Black Oak Drive, St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on May 4, 1961, in St. Marys, the son of Herschel and Barbara (Howell) Minnich.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Minnich, of Celina, by his three children, Barbie (James) Mabry of St. Marys; Mindy (Cori) Gray of St. Marys and Eddie Minnich of St. Marys.

Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84

April 14, 2014

Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence, following a short illness.

He was born on July 28, 1929, in Moulton, the son of Gustave and Elsie (Buddemeyer) Niemeyer.

He married Mary L. Rohr on Nov. 7, 1949, in New Knoxville, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2014.

Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96

April 14, 2014

Gilbert F. “Bud” Ice, 96, of 06433 IOOF Road, Spencerville, died unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the emergency department of St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1917, in St. Marys, the son of Gilbert and Florence (Croft) Ice.

He married Jeanette Roberts on Aug. 15, 1966, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 1993.

Charles H. Frey, 85

April 14, 2014

Charles H. Frey, 85, formerly of 712 S. Main St., in St. Marys, died at 7:09 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Wapak Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on July 17, 1928, in St. Marys, to Lewis Edward and Clara Mae (Moore) Frey.

On Oct. 22, 1949, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, he married Irene A. Braun, who died on Dec. 7, 2013.

Dennis D. 'Denny' Lhamon, 56

April 11, 2014

Dennis D. “Denny” Lhamon, 56, of St. Marys, died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1957, in St. Marys, to Doyle M. and Doris M. (Howell) Lhamon who preceded him in death.

Collette S. Weaver, 60

April 11, 2014

Collette S. Weaver, 60, of New Bremen, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Greenville.

Collette was born Aug. 29, 1953, in Greenville, to John and Marybel (Schlecty) Weaver of Versailles.

In addition to her parents, Collette is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Kristin Weaver of Versailles; sisters and brother-in-law, Jill Brown, of Houston, Texas, and Beth and Clayton Watkins of Wheaton, Ill.; and nieces and nephews, Alex Weaver, Molly Weaver, Tim Weaver, Sam Brown, John Brown, William Watkins and Olivia Watkins.

Nancy R. Hyll, 82

April 10, 2014

Nancy R. Hyll, 82, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

She was born on in St. Marys, to E.B. and Lillian Hall, both of whom preceded her in death.

 She is also preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Hyll, who died in 2005, and by two sisters, Dona Corrigan and Joyce Kogge, both of St. Marys.

Nancy is survived by two daughters, Leslie Kay Hyll (Edmund Cordray) and Dona Luann Hyll, nieces Jeri Lipp, Nancy Moeller, Linda McDonald, Kris Holt and Sharon Hyll, nephew Mark Hyll and several honorary daughters and sons.

Jill A. Shepherd-Robinson, 52

April 3, 2014

Jill A. Shepherd-Robinson, 52, of 707 Gordon Grove in St. Marys, died on Friday, March 28, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on July 4, 1961, in Richmond, Ind., to Richard and Helen (Hollopeter) Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Shepherd, of Galion; two sons, Jeremy (Natasha) Robinson  of Union City, Ind. and Joshua Robinson  of Greenville; a grandson, Joel Robinson; two brothers, Jerry (Amanda) Brown  of Oakwood and Joseph (Shana) Brown  of Crab Orchard, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Naomi Brown  of Portsmouth.

Allen L. “Red” Rider, 87

April 1, 2014

Allen L. “Red” Rider, 87, of 160 Watercrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1927, the son of Levi “Bum” and Jennie (Russel) Rider.

He married Margaret Lucille Ross on June 27, 1953, in Darke County, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2012.

Rebecca “Becky” (Hale) Szanto, 66

March 28, 2014

Rebecca “Becky” (Hale) Szanto, 66, of Celina, made her journey to God on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.

Becky was born in Lima, on March 22, 1948, to the late Harry and Bertie Hale.  She graduated from Lima Central Catholic in 1966.  Becky married her best friend and the love her life, John A. Szanto II on Sept. 8, 1979.

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