Diane Fennig, age
64, of Celina, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at The Laurels of
Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born March
2, 1954, in Norfolk, Virginia, a daughter of Dallas E. & Kathryn "Kitty"
(Gengler) Pierstorff. Her father passed away in 2013, and her mother
survives in Celina.
On September 27,
1986, Diane married Barry Fennig. He survives, along with three
daughters: Kate (Bryan) Davis of Celina, Jessica Mullins of Rockford,
and Megan (Chris) Brillhart of St. Augustine, Florida; five
grandchildren who called her "Mimi": Neenah (Austin) Tester, Nate Houts,
Malia Tharp, Elijah Tharp, and Bristol Shreves; two great-grandchildren:
Kane Tester and Jhettlee Chilcoat; brother & sister: Rebekah Snead of
St. Augustine, Florida, and Eric (Jodi) Pierstorff of Celina; brothers &
sisters-in-law: Phil A. (Cheryl) Fennig, Tiara Roberts, and Larry
(Susan) Fennig, all of Celina; and several nieces & nephews.
She was preceded
in death by her parents-in-law: Philip & Frances (Jolly) Fennig.
Diane was a 1972 graduate of Celina High School. She worked as a Customer Service Representative at Reynolds + Reynolds in Celina for 30 years. She was a very active member of Mt. Carmel Church of God, Celina, serving with the Youth Group, teaching Sunday School, and performing vocals for special church events. Diane enjoyed planning activities for the Youth Group, such as Christmas Caroling.
Performing as a
clown, Diane entertained for the Children's Church Ministry, Mercer
County Relay for Life, Celina Lake Festival, and Durbin Bean Bake.
Diane was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Durbin Bean Bake
Community Club. She helped prepare food for the annual "Bean Bake", and
also dressed as a clown for the event, making balloon animals for the
Always an animal
lover, Diane had pet reptiles as a child. As an adult, she and her
family raised a variety of animals, such as horses, goats, sheep, ducks,
cats and dogs. Her favorites were her Granddogs, Odin and Champ.
A very adventurous person, Diane loved outdoor activities such as
whitewater rafting, snow skiing, and camping. She also enjoyed spending
time tubing and water skiing on the lake. Diane was an avid reader, and
very artistic and creative. She was a very good cook, and had quite a
Diane was a true
miracle, who courageously battled pancreatic/liver cancer for 18
years. She was very strong, and never complained. Diane was a role
model to many, and always did what was right.
Calling Hours are
being held at Mt. Carmel Church of God, 2493 Carmel Church
Rd., Celina., on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m., and
for an hour prior to the Service on Saturday, January 26 - All
calling will be at the Church.
will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26, at Mt. Carmel Church
of God. Pastor Mark Wakeland will officiate. Burial will follow at
Buck Cemetery, near Celina.
Contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, Cancer
Association of Mercer County, or Camp Otyokwah Church Camp, Butler,
Condolences may be
Arrangements by: W.H. DICK & SONS - HELLWARTH FUNERAL HOME, CELINA
Timothy Jay Garman, age 53, of Celina, Ohio passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Celina on January 20, 2019. He was born February 20, 1965 in Celina to the late James C. and Roseann (Schmitz) Garman.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Steve (Debbie) Garman, Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl (Dan) Klaas, West Liberty, Ohio, Darla S. Heckler, Greenville, Ohio, and James T. Garman, Sylvania, Ohio; many nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dan J. Garman, and Scott D. Garman.
Tim was a 1983 graduate of Celina Senior High School in Celina. He proudly served his nation in the United States Army. He worked at Dairy Farm Products in New Bremen, Ohio and most recently at MTO in St. Marys, Ohio.
He enjoyed working around the house, helping his neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Boggs, playing video games, attending car shows, and spending time with his three dogs, Sophie, Rosie and Autumn.
Memorial Services will begin at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 1, 2019 in Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, OH, with Deacon Marty Brown officiating. The family will receive friends 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina; with military rites to be conducted by Celina American Legion Post #210 and VFW Post #5713.
Memorials can be made to Animal Protection League of Mercer County, 663 Celina Rd., St. Marys, Ohio 45885.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Please leave a condolence to the family @ www.ciscofuneralhome.com
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