Timothy  Alan "Tim" Baltzell, 63, of Celina passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Grand Lake Healthcare Center.

He was born on February 17, 1958, in Celina, the son of Shirley (Wilson) Baltzell and the late James "Jim" Baltzell.

Tim graduated from Parkway High School.  He worked in retail at Big Bear, Big Wheel, and Kroger.

Tim was a former member of the Rockford Presbyterian Church, and most recently attended Celina First Church of God.

Tim loved watching sports.  He particularly loved the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns, and the Cleveland Indians.

In addition to his mother, Tim is survived by one brother; Eric Baltzell of Celina, Ohio, one sister; Tami (John) Conklin of Whitehouse, Ohio, one niece; Amanda (Jonathan) Bryant of Bowling Green, Ohio, one great-niece; Amelia Bryant, and one great-nephew; William Bryant, both of Bowling Green, Ohio.

Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday morning, November 1, 2021, at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Flack officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 3750 US-33 Rockford, OH 45882.

Family and friends will be received from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon, October 31, 2021, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tim`s memory may be sent to Parkway Athletic Boosters.

To share in Timothy‘s online memorial, please visit

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



Douglas “Doug’ T. Fisher, age 65, of Montezuma, Ohio, passed away on October 26, 2021 at his residence.  He was born December 29, 1955 in Celina, Ohio.

Survivors include his two sons, Craig (Mandy) Fisher and Tom (Renee) Fisher, both of Celina; his mother, Hilda (Heinrichs) Fisher, Celina; three sisters, Lynn (Bob) Eischen, Celina, Shelly (Bill) Evans, South Carolina and Jill (Tom) Knapke, Celina; a brother, Danny Fisher, Delphos, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Bob Kinnison, Celina; his ex-wife, Deborah Fisher, Bradenton, Florida; and six grandchildren, Hunter (Britany Steinbrunner) Lynch, Caroline, Gavin, Charlie, Colson and Weston Fisher.

He is also preceded in death by his father, Thomas Fisher; and his sister, Bec Kinnison.

Doug was a 1974 graduate of Celina Senior High School.  He worked at Mersmans in Celina and most recently he was a forklift operator at De Ruijter International in Coldwater. 

Doug was a huge sports fan and enjoyed watching the Buckeyes, Steelers and most of all he liked watching all of his grandchildren play sports.   He loved his family and will be missed by all.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Cisco Funeral Homes in Celina.

Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Doug and his family.

To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.



Jesse D. "Jess" King, age 81, of Celina, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.


He was born December 9, 1939, in Mercer County, the only child of the late 

Jesse Sr. & Frances (Hurless) King.


Jess married the love of his life, Mary Joyce Hammonds, on December 23, 1973.

She survives, along with his children: Sandy (Alyson Young) Powalski of Scotland, Jesse King of Celina, and Jessica "Jetty" (Jimma) Matejek of Nashville, Tennessee, step-daughters: Debra Gossett (Robert) Gonzalez, Sheryl Gossett Whitacre, Mimi Gossett (Sam) Hammond, Gina Gossett (John) Dresher, and Tina Gossett (Shawn) Daisy, all of Celina, 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, sisters-in-law: Georgia (Jim) Highley of Celina and Diana Hammonds

of Indiana, and the Barnhart Family cousins from Van Wert, as well as his beloved singing dog, Tiny Bodine King.  


Preceding him in death were daughters: Janice King Brandon and Valda King Martin, grandson, Justin Duane King, brother-in-law, Bobby Hammonds, and son-in-law, Chip Whitacre.


A 1957 graduate of Rockford High School, Jess served with the U.S. Army, having 

been stationed in Germany.  He attended The Lighthouse Fellowship Church, and 

had been a member of VFW Post #5713 and Moose Lodge #1473, all in Celina.


Jess was the Founder and Pastor of the World Deliverance Church, and founded 

the Country Gospel Coffee House, both in Celina.  "Big Jess" had had many jobs

in the area, and later was an owner/operator truck driver.  He retired from MMS 

Trucking of Springfield, where he had worked as an over-the-road driver. 


Known as "The Music Man", Jess was very talented, and could play a number of 

instruments.  He loved playing his guitar and singing with his wife, Mary Joyce.  

Jess had performed with several area bands over the years in the Tri-State area 

and also Canada.  Jess King and the Kingsman and Jess King and Country Gospel, 

were two of his better-known groups.  The former Edgewater Park Dance Hall, 

along Grand Lake in Celina, was a popular venue for his bands.


Jess enjoyed fishing, cooking, riding his golf cart and many motorcycles, loved 

to tell a joke, and was quite the prankster.


Calling Hours will be held at the Lighthouse Fellowship Church, 817 N. Sugar St. 

in Celina, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, with Memorial Services 

to immediately follow, starting at 4:00.  Pastor Tony Richmond will officiate.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Fellowship Church.  


Condolences can be expressed to the King family at


Arrangements are under the direction of 

W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.


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