1. Karen M. Johnston, 1946 – 2017

    Karen M. Johnston, 1946 – 2017

    SUMMERFIELD, Fla. — Karen M. Johnston, 71, Summerfield, FL, formerly of Continental, Ohio, passed away July 12, 2017, after a three-year battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Luella Bostelman; and two sons, Matthew and Mark. She is survived by her husband, Mike; son, Chad; two grandchildren, Madelyn and Matthew Jaxson; and daughter-in-law, Kim Elling. Services will be for immediate family only at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Putnam County Horse Association in memory of her son, Matthew Elling.

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  2. Karen S. Mullett, 1941 – 2017

    Karen S. Mullett, 1941 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Karen S. Mullett, 75, of Continental died at 11:18 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born September 11, 1941 in Lima to the late George and Maxine (Jacques) Mullett. Her stepmother, Lucille is deceased. Karen was cared for by her loving aunt and uncle, Doris and Max Keck who are also deceased. She is survived by her brother, Ed Mullett of Tennessee; a sister, Bea Burkholder of Michigan; her special cousins, Elaine (Jerry) Blosser and Tom (Brenda) Keck both of Continental and Todd (Kim) Keck of Columbus Grove; and many other...

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  3. Brent Michael Rau, 1961 – 2017

    Brent Michael Rau, 1961 – 2017

    LIMA — Brent Michael Rau, 56 of Lima and formerly of Continental, passed away 8:50 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at his parent’s home with his loving family by his side. Brent fought a short, but courageous fight battling lung cancer which had spread throughout his body. Brent is survived by his partner in life: Richard Dean of Lima; his parents: Ed and Mary Rau of Continental; 2 brothers: Doug (Rhonda) Rau of Defiance and Matt (Melissa) Rau of Fort Jennings; a sister: Linda (Don) Wannemacher of Ottoville; 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Brent formerly worked for Campbell Soup, Napoleon...

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  4. Kathryn Pauline Daugherty, 1940 – 2017

    Kathryn Pauline Daugherty, 1940 – 2017

    Continental – Kathryn Pauline Daugherty, 76, Kalida died 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born August 3, 1940 in Wapakoneta to the late Harley Arthur and Anna Pearl (Frazier) Bowersock. On April 24, 1965, she married Robert Paul Daugherty who died August 27, 2008. Kathryn is survived by 4 children: Peggy (Robby) Young of St. Mary’s, Ruth (Steve) Talbott of Cloverdale, John (Tina) Daugherty of Tipp City, David (Christine) Daugherty of Cloverdale; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Violet Bowersock and Freda Bowersock both of Wapakoneta. She is also preceded in death...

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  5. Shane Alan Tressler, 1984 – 2017

    Shane Alan Tressler, 1984 – 2017

    GROVER HILL – Shane Alan Tressler, 32, of Grover Hill, died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 19, 1984 to Ronald R. and Penny (Ashbaugh) Tressler. His father and step mother, Victoria survive in Grover Hill and his mother and John Coressel survive in Continental. He is also survived by a step daughter, Aydrea Spiller and step-son, Corbin Spiller; grandparents, Richard (Nancy) Ashbaugh of Grover Hill and Richard Tressler of Defiance; and two brothers, Jeremy Tressler of Continental and Jesse (Kayla) Coressel of Paulding. He was preceded in death by his grandmother,...

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  6. Stephen A. Sterling, 1955 – 2017

    Stephen A. Sterling, 1955 – 2017

    DUPONT – Stephen A. Sterling, Sr., 61, of Dupont died at 9:14 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf. He was born July 28, 1955 in Lima to Charles Sterling and Katherine (Hariff) Gay. His father is deceased, his mother survives in Lima. Also surviving is his significant other, Bonnie Schilt; five children, Jamie (Joshua) Miller of Columbus Grove, Stephanie (Jerry) Jenkins of Lima, Stephen (Claudia) Sterling, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Joshua (Stacy) Sterling of Dupont, and Andrea (William) Branham of Dupont; three step children, Jason (Mindy Diller) Rue of Ayersville, Annette Hoeffel of Continental,...

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  7. Cynthia M. Bauer, 1964 – 2017

    Cynthia M. Bauer, 1964 – 2017

    Cynthia M. Bauer, 52, of Oakwood, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday morning, July 8, 2017 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on August 23, 1964 to Robert and Marjorie (Suever) Kroeger in Lima, Ohio. On September 22, 2012 she married Brian Bauer, who resides in Oakwood. Cindy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance. She worked for 17 years in the Accounting Department at Midwest Community Federal Credit Union. Cindy was a gift to everyone who met her. She loved life, and had many friends that loved her...

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  8. Ashley M. Gonzalez, 1983 – 2017

    Ashley M. Gonzalez, 1983 – 2017

    Leipsic – Ashley M. Gonzalez, 33, of Columbus Grove, died 10:25 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at St. Rita’s Inpatient Hospice Center, Lima. She was born September 2, 1983 in Bluffton to Ruben and Lisa (Swihart) Gonzalez. Her father and Jolen Kerner live in Leipsic and mother, Lisa Bloom in Continental. Ashley is also survived by three children: Morgan Dunbar, Mariah Dunbar and Landon Stateler all of Continental; two sisters: Katie Gonzalez of Columbus Gove and Haley Bloom of Continental; a brother: Benjamin Gonzalez of Leipsic; paternal grandparents; Rita and Bill Smith and a special friend: Fred Croy. She is...

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  9. Are You Ready to Share Your AMERICA?

    Are You Ready to Share Your AMERICA?

    Host an Exchange Student! Ef Foundation High School Exchange Year, A non-Profit Organization is looking for Host families to Host exchange Students in Northwest Ohio. The Students are 15-18 Years of age, are fully insured, have their own spending money and are fluent in English. If you would like more info please contact EF Coordinator Patty Weber 419-783-8322 or e-mail Pw42465@yahoo.com

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  10. Congratulations, Pirates!

    Congratulations, Pirates!

    Congratulations to these young Pirates who completed their 2017 baseball season! These boys in grades 1-3, played hard and improved their game throughout the season. Each and everyone of them did an amazing job and should be proud of themselves. Their final game was against Fort Jennings – the Pirates put up a good fight but Fort Jennings got the victory. Their parents are beyond proud of this team – go Pirates!

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