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-The Lima News. Monday, April 24, 1989 Deaths Merlin E. Stepleton FINDLAY Merlin E. Steplc ton, 69, of here and formerly of Cridersville, died at 8:13 p.m. Sunday at his home following an extended illness.

He was -born Nov. 9, 1919, in Shawnee Township, Allen County, the son of Vilas Elliott and Arlie May McPheron Stepleton. His mother, Arlie M. Stepleton, survives in Cridersville. On Aug.

30, 1940, he married Esther M. Gullett who survives. Mr. Stepleton was a retired automotive electrician for Automotive Electronics of Findlay. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Westview United 1 Methodist Church and the American Legion Post- 3 of Findlay.

He was a 1937 graduate of Cridersville High School. He was a former member and past president of Cridersville Village Council and served as assistant scout master in Cridersville. Survivors also include a son, Jon E. Stepleton of Colorado Springs, a daughter, Carol Stuckey of Sidney; two grandsons; and a sister, Gwendolyn Verbryke of Cridersville. Services will be at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Rev. A. Gail Sims officiating. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hanco*ck County, 1815 S. Main Findlay. George A. Theis George A.

Theis, of Lima, died this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles and Sons-Laman West Wayne Street Chapel. Robert H. Scott WAPAKONETA Robert H. Scott, 66, of died at 2:45 a.m.

today at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff and Eley Funeral Homes. Funerals CHANEY, Nicholas A. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with burial in Ada Woodlawn Cemetery.

There will I be no visitation. DAWSON, Forest G. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos, with burial in Grove Cemetery, Kenton. Friends may call anytime today at the funeral home, where the family will be present until 4 and 7 to 9 tonight.

KATTERHEINRICH, Kermit H. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, with burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.

Friends may call'5 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. LEMLEY, Alice Jean Services will beat 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora. Friends may call until 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at Haas-Diller Chapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Pandora. MACKLIN, Jon Henri Services will be at 11 a.m.

Tuesday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call until 4 and 6 to 8 tonight at Siferd Westwood Chapel, where masonic services will be at 8 tonight. MILLER, Luzilla D.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at HaasChapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. The body was cremated. NOONAN, Harry W. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday at St. Gerard Cath- olic Church with burial in Gethsemani Cemetery. Friends may call until 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, where a VFW service will be at 7:30 tonight followed by a wake service at 8. A brother, Eugene Noonan, survives in Xenia. SIMINDINGER, William E.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Son Funeral Home, Delphos, with burial in Salem Cemetery, near Monticello. Friends may call until 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. WIECHART, Frank Services will bea 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harter and Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos, with burial in St.

Joseph Cemetery, Fort Jennings. Friends may call until 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. 15-year-old in fleeing LOS ANGELES (AP) A 15- year-old girl escaped from abductors who held her captive for six days and raped her repeatedly, then she was raped again by a man who picked her up as she pleaded for help, police said. Two city park rangers discovered the teen-ager at early Saturday in Rose Hill Park after she had been raped by a man whom she had asked for help, said Lt. Sergio Robleto.

"The allegations that this young lady has made are probably some of more heinous allegations that I've heard in quite some time," said Robleto. The attack in the park followed a horrifying week that began April 16 while the girl was shopping at the Greyhound Bus Terminal during a stopover on a trip home from a friend's house in Corona, said Robleto. Corona is 45 miles east of Los Angeles and she was returning to her home in Thousand Oaks, 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Two men holding knives approached the girl, forced her into Campus break-in The Allen County Sheriff's Department investigated a weekend break-in at the Lima Campus. A sherrif's department report said Galvin Hall was entered betwen 8 1 and 10 p.m.

Sunday through a window that had been Drinker files suit for SEATTLE (APT- A woman who says she drank steadily during her pregnancy, unaware she might be harming her baby, is suing the manufacturer of Jim Beam bourbon for failing to put warning labels on its bottles. Jury selection in the lawsuit filed by Candace and Harold Thorp was scheduled to begin today in King County Superior Court. girl raped abductors LEIPSIC Dennis D. Henry, 51, of here, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Blanchard Valley Hospital, following an extended illness.

He was born June 10, 1937, in Leipsic, the son of David and Marjorie Conine Henry, who survive in Leipsic. On July 22, 1956, he married Sara Wilkinson who survives. Mr. Henry was head custodian for Leipsic High School. He was a member of Faith Assembly of Believers Church of Continental.

Survivors also include a son, Darren Henry, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Lori) Gratz of Leipsic, Mrs. Richard (Dawn), Mrs. Wenzinger Jeffrey of Continen(Brenda) Schroeder of Findlay; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m.

Wednesday at Love Funeral Home, Leipsic, Pastor Larry Bibler officiating. Burial will be in Friends may call 2 to 9 Sugar Ridge Cemetery. p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Findlay.

Clare L. Inbody Dennis D. Henry PANDORA Clare L. Inbody, 85, of here, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Hilty Memorial Home.

He was born June 11, 1903, in Hanco*ck County, the son of William and Emma Haddox Inbody. In March, 1926, he married Alverta Glore who died in February, 1989. Mr. Inbody had been superintendant.of Putnam County Home for 18 years. He also served as custodian for Gilboa Schools.

Survivors include two sons, Gene Inbody of Columbus Grove and Harold Inbody of Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. James (LoAnn) Burman 'of Pandora; 11 grandthree brothers, children; 13 great grandchildren; Arlington, Lawrence of McComb, and Rex Inbody of Findlay; and five sisters, Velma Eicher of Lima, Mrs. G.E. (Evelyn) McDaniel of Gilboa, Mrs. Francis (Carol) Fenstermaker of Leipsic, and Mrs.

Eugene (Marilyn Jean) Clark and Mrs. Clyde (Cleola) Benroth, both of McComb. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Snyder Services LaPoint Chapel, Ottawa, Rev. Max Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Harman Cemetery, Gilboa. Friends may call until 9 tonight and 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hilty Memorial Home. Agnes M.

Birch ST. MARYS Agnes M. Birch, 74, of here, died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday at Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born Aug.

22, 1914, in Fort Loramie, the daughter of Henry A. and Mary E. Dreses Eilerman. On Nov. 27, 1947, she married Harry A.

Birch who died Dec. 7, 1973. Mrs. Birch was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society.

Survivors include a son, Michael J. Birch of Glen Ellyn, and four sisters, Clara Hunter Brown of Jacksonville, Mrs. Eugene (Helen) Ruschau of Dayton, and Bertha Eilerman and Jennie Eilerman, both of Fort Jennings. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Rev.

Leo A. Hoying officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Long and Folk Funeral Home St.

Marys Chapel, where a rosary will be recited at 8:45 p.m. Pamena C. Lawrence Pamena C. Lawrence, 76, of Lima, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

She was born Jan. 21, 1913, in Celina, the daughter of Perry and Cora Garman Younger. On Oct. 9, 1945, she married Samuel Lawrence who survives. A homemaker, Mrs.

Lawrence was also a former employee of DWG Cigar Factory. She was a member of First Church of God, Gold Star Mothers and Ohio Polka Boosters Club. Survivors also include a son, Donald L. Lawrence of Lima; two daughters, June Lawrence and Pauline Lawrence, both of Walnut, Calif. Services will be at 2' p.m.

Wednesday at Chiles and SonsLaman Chapel of Memories, Rev. Morris Driggers officiating. Burial will in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Helen Irene Grimm, 83, of Lima, died at 6 a.m. today at her home. She was born May 18, 1905, in Shawnee Township, the daughter of John Orlando and Dora L. Cary Breese. On Nov.

she married Clement H. Grimm who died Aug. 26, 1968. Mrs. Grimm was co developer of three Grimm subdivisions.

She had also worked at the Home Store in. Springfield. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Suzanna Russell Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Allen County, and Century Old Farms. She also did knitting for the Red Cross during World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs.

Carl R. (Janet Bruns of Lima; and a A granddaughter. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Siferd Westwood Chapel, Rev. George Vance officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home. Noah Zimmerman Helen I. Grimm BLUFFTON Noah Zimmerman, 66, of here, died at 5 a.m.

Sunday at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born July 31, 1922, in Hanco*ck County, the son of Noah and Mary Ann Diller Zimmerman. On Nov. 7, 1946, he married Dolly Johnson who survives. Mr.

Zimmerman was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been manager at People's Elevator of Fremont, VanLue Elevator, and Lafayette Co-op. He was retired from Farmer's Grain in Pandora. He was a member of Bluffton American Legion. Survivors also include three sons, Michael Zimmerman of Killeen, Texas, Keith Zimmerman of Pandora, and Mark Zimmerman at home; a daughter, Mrs.

Tom (Mary Ann) Augsburger of Pandora; four grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Collert of Findlay. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Diller Chapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Rev. Mark Widner officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund. Gertrude I. Basinger PANDORA Gertrude I.

of here, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday at Bluffton Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Orange Township, Hanco*ck County, the daughter of Earl and Maggie Campbell Ewing. On Oct.

22, 1939, she married Floyd Basinger who survives. Mrs. Basinger was a homemaker. She was a member of Bluffton United Church of Christ of which she had been a Sunday School teacher for 38 years, Pandora Garden Club and the Progressive Mothers Club. Survivors also include a son, Darrell Basinger of Pandora; a daughter, Mrs.

David (Janette) Gerig Portales, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Earl (Alice) Hamilton of Bluffton. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diller Chapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton, Pastor Gary Reece and Rev. Geoffrey Eubank officiating.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International. Conductor quits BERLIN (AP) Herbert von Karajan, an internationally acclaimed sold 150 million albums worldwide, resigned today after 34 years as director of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Death notice Word has been received of the death Saturday in Effingham, Ill, of former Lima resident Dorothy E. Lippincott, 80, of Greenup, Ill. Among survivors are her husband, Linden Lippincott; a son; 8 sister; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Casey, with burial in Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill.

Markwell Funeral Home, Casey, is in charge of arrange ments. Albert Agler VAN WERT Albert (Boots) Agler, 80, of here, died at 7:30 p.an. Saturday at his home. He was born May 15, 1908, in Van Wert County, the son of George and Sarah Jane Rickard Agler. On Sept.

6, 1930, he married Olive Partin who survives. Mr. Agler retired in 1974 as an engineer for Conrail Railroad. He was Methodist a member of Wesley Brotherhood United Church, of, Locomotive Engineers, Moose, Eagles, and Order of the Oddfellows. Survivors also include a son, Bill Agler of Spencerville; two brothers, Joseph Agler and William Agler, both of Van Wert; two grandchildren; and two great Services will A be at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday at Funeral Home, Rev. Paul Miller. officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert County Heart Association. Clara M. Burke OTTOVILLE Clara M. Burke, 88, of here, died at 3:17 a.m.

Sunday at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born May 2, 1900, in Ottoville, the daughter of George E. and Dorothy Schlagbaum Altenburger. She married Russell Burke who is deceased.

Mrs. Burke was the former owner and agent of Altenburger Insurance Agency in Ottoville. She was also a former secretary for Farmers Mutual Insurance. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include two sisters, Alberta Altenburger of Ottoville and Lorene Kalt of Dayton; and a brother, George J.

Altenburger of Crystal River, Fla. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rev. Sylvan Obergefell officiating. Burial will be in St.

Marys Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at KolkmeyerHelmkamp-Siferd Funeral Home, Ottoville, where a parish wake will be at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the church steeple repair fund. Residential fire blamed on matches A West Northern Avenue house caught fire Sunday when bushes in front of the building ignited while a child was playing with matches.

There were no injuries. A Lima Fire Department report said the fire at the Charles Mooney residence, 521 W. Northern was reported at 12:34 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were at the scene for approximately 20 minutes.

Damage was estimated at 000 wood-frame $1,000 house to the and one story, $1,000 its contents. 2 jackpot tickets CLEVELAND (AP) There were two tickets sold naming all six numbers drawn Saturday night in the Ohio Lottery's twiceweekly "Super Lotto" game, and each winning ticket is worth $3 million, the lottery said. Both of the "Super Lotto" jackpot winners will be paid 20 annual installments of $150,000 before taxes. The "Super Lotto" numbers were 3, 9, 11, 25, 27 and 31. In "Kicker," the number was The Lima News (USPS 313-200) 121 East High Street, Lima, Ohio 45802.

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No special delivery for missed papers is available after these hours. Vol. 105, No. 114 a car carrying at least three: other men, and drove her to a house in the south-central area, Robleto said. Over six days the girl was held prisoner while at least two men and more raped her several times, the lieutenant said.

Late Friday, the girl convinced one of her captives to let her go, Robleto said. Outside, she quickly flagged down a gold 1976 Buick Regal carrying three men, asking them to take her to police. Instead, she was driven to Rose Hill Park and allegedly raped before two park rangers arrived, Robleto said. "That's the only good thing in this whole terrible story," Robleto said. "The chances of those rangers being at that place at the time were a thousand to one." An 18-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested for investigation of sexual assault, and his two companions were held for questioning, said Robleto.

The girl was examined at White Memorial Hospital and released to her parents, who had reported her missing, he said. probed by deputies broken. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from three video games. Today, no arrests had been made in connection with the which remained under investigation. son's birth defects The Seattle couple's 5-year-old son, Michael, was born mentally retarded, neurologically impaired, developmentally stunted, with facial and other body malformations, according to the lawsuit.

The Thorps sued the James B. Beam Distillery Co. of Deerfield, claiming it should have provided labels warning that alcohol can cause birth defects. Daily record BIRTHS St. Rita's Today Mr.

and Mrs. Carlton Furry, 2010 Garland girl. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Danny Justus, Wapakoneta, girl; Mr.

and Mrs. Troy Carder, Hamler, girl. Friday Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bauer, 824 N.

McDonel boy. Memorial Today Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kindle, Alger, girl. Sunday Mr.

and Mrs. Kenneth Steinbrunner, Celina, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Oakley, Wapakoneta, boy, RESCUE SQUAD Sunday 12:23 a.m. 517 Nova Lisa Petaway, 15, of 1203 S.

Main ill, examined, taken to Lima Memorial by private ambulance. 9:49 a.m. 373 E. Fourth Fort Ricks, 80, ill, examined, taken to Lima Memorial by private ambulance. 5:36 124 E.

Elm Maxine Hunt, 72, of Urbana, ill, examined, taken to Lima, Memorial by private ambulance. sold for Saturday's In "Pick 3 Numbers," the drawing produced 351. In "Pick 4 Numbers," the selection was 5801. Sales in the "Super Lotto" game totaled $4,568,111. Sales in the "Kicker" totaled $739,557.

The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will be $3 million. There were 215 "Super Lotto" tickets with five of the numbers, and each is worth $1,000. The 8,806 tickets showing four of the numbers are each worth $75. In "Kicker," no players had the exact six-digit number worth $100,000. The seven "Kicker" tickets showing the first five numbers are each worth the 67 with the first four numbers are each worth the 673 with the Say it with Flowers Sent With Special 9:25 p.m.

890 Fetter Road, Dick Arnett, ill, refused treatment, not transported. Saturday 7:30 p.m. 613 N. Jefferson Eli Yoast, 67, ill, examined, taken to Lima Memorial by private ambulance. 8:41 p.m.

West and Murphy street, Sherry Martin, 31, of 4477 E. Bluelick Road, injured, examined, taken to St. Rita's by private ambulance. FIRE CALLS Sunday 6:24 p.m. S.

Union Willie Brown, stove would not shut off, removed hazard, no loss. Saturday 1:43 p.m. 1310 S. Union vacant house, smoldering shed, extinguished, no loss. 6:50 p.m.

1001 W. Spring Lowell Elementary School, burning leaves, extinguished, no loss. 9:22 p.m. 1401 N. Metcalf Rosemary Cartwright, bird's nest inside of an outdoor light ignited by the heat, extinguished, $100 loss.

Super Lotto first three numbers are each worth $100, and the 6,712 with the first two numbers are each worth $10. Earnings were from wagering on "Pick 3 Numbers." The earnings came on sales of $1,563,822,, while holders of winning tickets are entitled to share $1,106,565,. Earnings in the "Pick 4. Numbers" game totaled $137,605 and came on sales of $275,505. Holders of winning tickets are entitled to share $137,900.

IN MEMORIAM JON MACKLIN Funeral 11 am Tuesday St. Paul AME Church CLARA BURK Funeral 10:30 a.m. Thursday Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Ottoville SIFERD FUNERAL HOMES WESTWOOD CHAPEL MAIN ST. CHAPEL DELPHOS CHAPEL OTTOVILLE CHAPEL ONSH SELECTED.

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