Catherine Faye "Kate" (Luginbill) Hamrick, 88, of Willshire, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:50 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  She was born January 14, 1930 in Adams County to the late Vilas E. Luginbill and Ruth (Parr) Luginbill. Kate married Clarence Lowell Hamrick on February 25, 1949 (just short of 69 years of marriage!) and Clarence survives at the Hamrick Homestead.  She is also survived by five sons, Dennis (Connie) of Rockford, William (Lequetta), Max (Nina) of Willshire, Timothy (Tammy) of Ohio City, Carey L. (Jennifer) of Willshire and two living daughters, Debra (Daniel) Miller of Rockford and Kimberly (Donald) Trisel of Farmington, WV.  Kate was the matriarch of a family of 22 Grandchildren and 32 Great-Grandchildren.  Surviving is one sister, Marilyn (Gerry) Simons of Decatur and a sister-in-law, Norma Lee Luginbill of Willshire.  Kate was preceded in death by a daughter, Janalee Hamrick on October 22, 1987; two brothers, Gene and Robert (Patricia) Luginbill; and sister, Alice (James) Sirk.

Kate was actively involved in her community. She was the pianist at Zion United Brethren Church for many years. She was a member of the Christian Women's Association (CWA) and Women’s Missionary Fellowship (WMF) at church. Kate was known for her "Monster Cookies" for Bible School. Kate was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 207, a Stanley Dealer, and Cadets & Whirly Birds 4-H Leader in Adams County. She was a member of the Chattanooga Grange and helped with the Strawberry Suppers for years and was later a member of the Unity Grange. Kate was also known for her dedicated noodle making while at Zion United Brethren, her summer canning, and being an avid collector of toothpick holders.

Funeral services for Kate will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018, in the Praise Point Church, Willshire, OH with Rev. Brad Kittle and Rev. Mark Rutledge officiating. Burial will follow the services in Willshire Cemetery. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday from 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. in the Praise Point Church, Willshire, Ohio and one hour prior to services Thursday also in the church. 

In lieu of flowers, Kate’s family requests that preferred memorials are to the Praise Point Church or the Janalee Hamrick Scholarship Fund at Parkway High School.

Zwick Jahn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements





Joy J. Wurster, age 82, of Celina, Ohio, died at 12:08 pm, February 3, 2018, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville, Ohio.  


She was born January 12, 1936, in Mercer County, Ohio to the late Gerald and Ester (Bury) Springer.  On August 29, 1953, she married John Wurster, and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2009.


Survivors are two sons, Terry and Jerry Wurster, both of Celina; a sister, Ann (Dick) Brandts, West Chester, Ohio; two brothers, Luke (Jackie) Springer, Celina, and Mark (Marlene) Springer, Celina; a brother-in-law, Neal (Shyla) Wurster, Celina; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Trafzer, Celina.

She was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Jane (Charles) Adams. 


Joy retired from Huffy’s in Celina after 40 plus years of service.  She was also a devoted homemaker, and helped on the family farm. 

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina.


For many years Joy and John enjoyed square dancing, card club, and spending time with family and friends.


Memorial services will begin at 11:00 am, Thursday February 15, 2018 in St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Jeffery G. Gramza officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. 


Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in North Grove Cemetery, Celina. 


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.


Condolences can be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.


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