Debra J. Clutter, 62, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away Sunday evening, January 19, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital, where she was a patient—her husband, Neil, by her side. 


She was born February 20, 1957, in Huntington County, Indiana, the daughter of Max and Doris (McCoy) Helms, both who preceded in death.  On July 25, 2009, she married Neil Clutter who survives in Rockford.  Debra was a cook at a nursing facility for many years, as well as a homemaker, before her health deteriorated.  She had lived here the past 34 years, coming from Warren, Indiana.  She enjoyed the camping trips with Neil and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Surviving in addition to her husband Neil, are her children Chad (Jennifer) Ringo of Newell, West Virginia; Tanya Brunswick of Celina, Ohio; and Techia (Jeremy) Davis of Wallingford, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Samantha Ringo; Kaitlynn Ringo; Brennan Ringo; Zachary Davis; Andrea Davis; Chasidy Davis; Jada Pugh; Paiton Ringo; Tayah Ringo; Chad Ringo Jr.; Cole Ringo; and her great grandkids: Brantley Gause and Axel Gause.  


Surviving siblings are Linda (Dave) Dawson, Palacios, Texas; Jerry Sr. (Lee) Helms, Huntington, Indiana; Karen (John) Herrick, Ossian, Indiana; Dale (Barb) Helms, East Grandforks, Minnesota; Pam (Larry) Leyman, Bluffton, Indiana; Darwin Helms, Palacios, Texas, Lori Gray, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Mickey Helms, Texas; and Doug Helms, Mexico.  Her mother-in-law, Lois Clutter survives, as do her brothers-in-law: Nathan Clutter and Jamie (Corrie) Clutter, along with many nieces and nephews. 


Deceased in addition to her parents, Max and Doris Helms, are her father-in-law, Franklin Clutter, and a grandchild, Mylee Morgan.


Services for Debra will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, Ohio, with Rev. Rob Seewald officiating. 


Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.  Friends may call at the funeral home at 111 W. First Street in Rockford, on Friday, from 2-8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.  Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Association of Mercer County, in Celina, Ohio. 


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Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.





Emily Ann Truesdale, age 68, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her residence.  


Emily was born on June 10, 1951 in Celina to the late Arthur and Lois (Kuest) Wenning. 


Emily is survived by her children, Jason (Jennifer) Truesdale, Celina, Aaron (Amanda) Truesdale, Tipp City, Ohio and Travis Truesdale, St. Marys; two brothers, Ron (Kris) Wenning, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and Gary (Kathy) Wenning, Elkhart, Indiana; and seven grandchildren, Emmarsyn, Derek, Jazmine, Kendra, Grace-Ellen, Elijah and Annsleigh.


Also preceded in death by a son Andrew Truesdale; and a brother, Wayne Wenning. 


Emily was a 1969 graduate of Celina Senior High School and went on to further her education at Wright State University in Dayton, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in education.  She also received her Master’s degree from Wright State University - Lake Campus in Celina.

She worked as teacher for Celina City Schools for many years.  


Emily was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina and Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.  She enjoyed reading, watching the Cincinnati Bengals, and spending time with her family.

Funeral services will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday January 26, 2020 at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina; where the family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 pm prior to the service. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Truesdale family.

The family has entrusted Cisco Funeral Homes, Celina & St. Marys with the services.

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