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Cheryl Sue Keller PDF Print
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 9:19 PM

June 11, 1946-March 3, 2014


Cheryl Sue KellerCheryl Sue Keller, 67, of Lima died at 2:12 p.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born on June 11, 1946, to Everitt and Annabelle (Miller) Rose, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Eric (Laura) Duncan of Fostoria; a daughter, Amanda (Neal) Mayer of Grove City; a brother, David (Rhonda) Rose of Spencerville; four grandchildren, Jordan and Kathryn Duncan of Fostoria and Abigail and Hannah Mayer of Grove City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Gary Rose.

Sue liked to write poetry and she had a collection of music boxes. She was an avid family photographer and enjoyed stitching and embroidery. Her main hobby was her family, especially her grandchildren. Most important was her devotion to the Lord and spreading his love and word. She was the master of holiday decoration and card giving. She truly enjoyed life. In her earlier years, she loved camping with her family, where she taught Sunday School.

Sue grew up attending Delphos First Assembly of God and later was a member of Lima Baptist Temple. She was a 1964 graduate of Jefferson where she was active in band and choir. Sue was co-organizer for her class reunions. She attended Southwestern Bible College and graduated from Lima School of Nursing. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies Club.

She was a LPN at St. Rita’s Medical Center and then at Lima Memorial Hospital and also worked at multiple nursing homes. Sue spent her life as a caregiver for over 35 years. She also worked at the YWCA water aquatics for arthritis, which led to much of her volunteer work. She was a coordinator for the Arthritis Foundation in the Lima branch office. Sue volunteered at the Red Cross and was a big supporter of the United Way. She also worked as a school nurse at Lima Temple Christian School.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, with Pastor Dan Eaton officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today and 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross or United Way.

To leave condolences online for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.

Cheryl Sue 'Rose' Keller PDF Print
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:26 PM

Cheryl Sue "Rose" Keller of Lima passed away at 2:14 p.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:27 PM
Alice C. Lisk PDF Print
Monday, March 03, 2014 9:00 PM

Sept. 12, 1922-March 2, 2014

Alice C. LiskAlice C. Lisk, 91, of Van Wert died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.

She was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Delphos to of Joseph and Alice (Martin) Hartlieb, who preceded her in death.


Last Updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 9:25 PM
Robert E. 'Bob' McConnahea PDF Print
Sunday, March 02, 2014 9:00 PM


Nov. 20, 1930 March 1, 2014




Robert E. 'Bob' McConnaheaRobert E. “Bob” McConnahea, 83, of Delphos died at 11:21 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Mechanicsburg to Robert and Rosa (Gordon) McConnahea, who preceded him in death.

Joseph I. Alvarado PDF Print
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:43 PM

April 20, 1925-Feb. 25, 2014


Joseph I. AlvaradoJoseph I. Alvarado, 88, of Van Wert died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

He was born April 20, 1925, in Taylor, Texas, to Alberto and Sofia (Sanchez-Martinez) Alvarado, who preceded him in death.

He married Clare (Hemker) Alvarado, who survives in Van Wert.

Other survivors include his son, Joseph G. (Beatriz) Alvarado of Van Wert; brothers, Paul Alvarado of Birmingham, Ala., John (Carol) Alvarado of Northbrook, Ill., and Raymond (Mary Beth) Alvarado of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Carmen Jacobs of Van Wert, Mary Hernandez of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dorothy Cuellar of Ossian, Ind., and Patsy (Charles) Mock of Bluffton, Ind.; and grandchildren, Isabel Yvonne Steen, Sofia Rose Alvarado and Joseph David Alvarado.

He was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Angel Alvarado; his brother, Pete Alvarado; sister, Lupe Chavarria; and four siblings who died in infancy.

He retired from Aeroquip/Eaton Corporation in Van Wert after 21 years.

He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and Knights of Columbus. He was past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and past member of the church choir.

Joe was a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Gardening was one of his favorite hobbies and he enjoyed entering his produce in the Van Wert County Fair. He was an avid Notre Dame football fan, a devout Catholic, a very strong man of faith. He was honored to be named Godfather for countless members of his family and friends. He used his free time teaching the Catholic religion to migrant workers. He also volunteered as a Spanish translator when needed. He selflessly helped his father support their large family from a young age. He enjoyed reminiscing about his youth in Texas and Mexico. He also loved listening to Mariachi music, eating Mexican food and celebrating Mexican traditions. He is loved and admired by countless people and will be greatly missed.

Visitations will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Preferred memorials are to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, St. Mary of the Assumption School and Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

Condolences may be left online at www.alspachgearhart.com.


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