Wanda L. Pyle, age 88, of Celina, OH, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, OH.  She was born January 28, 1929 in Randolph County, IN to the late Raymond and Blanche (Wilt) Manning.  On December 12, 1953 she married Bill Pyle, they were together for 64 years and he survives.    

She is also survived by her three children, Diana Hellwarth, Celina, OH, Kevin (Jenny) Pyle, Celina, OH, and Peggy (Tim) Vaught, Murray, KY; two sisters, Jean Smith, Geneva, IN, and Nadine Mac Whinney, Columbus, OH; a brother, William Manning Geneva, IN; ten grandchildren, Terry Hellwarth, Tracy (Trent) Hamrick, Tara (Jeff) Davis, Tiffany Hellwarth, Kristen (Marc) Andrews, Kelsie Pyle, Kody (Katie) Pyle, Katie Pyle, Sarah Vaught, and Jesse Vaught; and 11 great grandchildren. 

Wanda is also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Hellwarth; an infant great granddaughter, Julia Andrews; six sisters, Martha Eileen McCreery, Margaret “Peg” Sims, Louise Bosworth, Maxine Murphy, Naomi Mann, an infant sister, Mary Evon Manning; and three brothers, Merritt, Junior, and Robert Manning.

She retired from Huffy Corporation, Celina, OH after 30 plus years of service. 

She was a life member of Grace Missionary Church, Celina, OH. 

Wanda enjoyed flower gardening and was very well known for baking anyone’s favorite pie.  Her family meant the world to her, especially her grandchildren and she will be deeply missed by all.  

Visitation hours will be from 2-4 pm and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday morning in the Grace Missionary Church, Celina, OH, with Rev. Bruce Head officiating; the family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the church. 


Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Geneva, IN.

Contributions can be made to Grace Missionary Church, 510 Portland St., Celina, OH 45822.


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Carolyn Sue  (Cross) Counterman, 84, of Celina, Ohio, and formerly of Rockford, Ohio, passed away at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.  Sue was born on November 2, 1932, to Carl D. and Anna R. (Brown) Cross, both who have preceded in death. 


Carolyn Sue was a 1949 graduate of Rockford High School.  She worked at Celina Animal Hospital for 25 years, and prior to that had worked at Otis Hospital in Celina.  She had been a member of the former East Bethel Church outside of Rockford, and later, attended church in Neptune; she enjoyed working with children in Bible school and during that time, also  taught Children’s Sunday School. 


She moved to Sun City, Florida around 1990, where she enjoyed the warm temperatures, which were never too warm for her.  Carolyn’s hobbies were working in her flowers, shopping, and traveling.  She loved to go to Hawaii and Aruba. She enjoyed spending time with her friends in Florida and in Mercer County.  She loved her grandchildren:  Shelley Ullery and Arthur Ullery; great grandchildren, Austin Emans and Shania Emans; and great-great grandchildren, Nevaeh Emans and Ryker Emans.  In addition to her parents, deceased are her only daughter, Daphne Ullery, and her brother, Van Cross.


Graveside services for family and friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Riverside Cemetery in Rockford, Ohio, with Pastor Mark Rutledge Officiating. 


Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Rockford, Ohio. 


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