Betty Lou Thomas, age 91, of Celina, passed away Friday, 

September 9, 2022, at The Gardens at Celina.


She was born April 19, 1931, in Mercer County, to John Anthony 

& Ruth May (Cordier) Kuhn.

Betty and Dale R. Thomas were married on May 5, 1950.  He preceded 

her in death August 23, 1993.

Surviving are their 4 sons: Gale (Nelda) Thomas of Celina, Wayne (Becky) Thomas 

of Celina, Larry (Monica) Thomas of Rockford, and Randy (Jill) Thomas of Celina, 

9 grandchildren: Scott Thomas, Jill (Dustin) Bell, Deanna (Chris) Weirrick, Katie 

McIntire, Melissa (Jared) Norris, Ashley (John) Hein, Jenifer (Shawn) Wycuff, 

Michelle (Maylen) Dunning, and Logan (Dariyn) Thomas, 23 great grandchildren, 

and sisters-in-law: Dolores Kuhn and Margie Brookhart, both of Celina.

Preceding Betty in death were all 8 of her brothers and sisters: Mary & Jack Hults, 

infant Paul Kuhn, Clarence & Alta Jean Kuhn, George Kuhn & Gladys Kuhn Shauver, 

Norma & Carl Buck, Naomi & John Bender, Joseph Kuhn, and Ray & Betty Kuhn, 

a grandson, Jonathon Lee Thomas, Dale’s sisters: Mildred & Richard Sheets, infant 

Eileen Thomas, and Marilyn & Dean Kuhn, and a brother-in-law, Rex Brookhart.

She had attended Burntwood School in rural Butler Township, and was a member 

of the Celina High School Class of 1949.

Betty always said that she grew-up on a farm and worked on a farm.  All of her 

married life, she lived on a farm northwest of Celina.

She was a member of Grand Lake United Methodist Church - St. Paul’s Campus, 

in Celina.  Before joining St. Paul's, Betty was a member of Landfair United 

Methodist Church in Hopewell Township.

Favorite pastimes were gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and baking.  

Betty liked to read and play the piano, and spend time with her family.

Funeral Services took place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 12, at W.H. Dick 

& Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with Pastor  Mick Whistler, officiating.


Burial followed at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.


Calling Hours were held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, September 11, from 

2:00 to 6:00 p.m., and also an hour prior to Services on Monday.


Memorial Contributions may be made to EverHeart Hospice.

Condolences can be expressed to the Thomas family at





Ladora M. "Dorie" Bollenbacher, age 101, of Rockford, passed away the morning of 

September 9, 2022, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Shane Hill, Rockford.  


She was born on March 12, 1921, in Van Wert County, to Daniel & Rosetta (Drury) Shivley.


On October 25, 1947, she married Luther P. “Casey” Bollenbacher, who passed away 

September 1, 1995.


Survivors include a son, Douglas (Jeanne) Bollenbacher of Celina, daughter, Susan Bollenbacher 

(Walter Younker) of Rockford, brothers-in-law: Lowell Bollenbacher and Gerald (Waunita) Bollenbacher, 

and sister-in-law, Nina Bollenbacher, all of Celina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  


The last surviving child in her family, Dorie was preceded in death by brothers: Edward (Marge) 

Shivley, Emmett (Kate) Shivley, and Cleo (Marge) Shivley, sisters: Helen (Roma) Gehm, her twin 

- Elnora (Harold) Mosier, Ethyl (Walter) Johnson, Edith (Lawrence) Hopkins, Ilo (Ernest) Stemen, 

Omah (Gerald) Davis, Ruby Shivley, and Zelma (Perl) Rader, brother-in-law, Carroll Bollenbacher, 

and sister-in-law, Pauline (Hisey) Shaffer. 


Dorie was a homemaker, and had previously worked at Westinghouse in Lima and Goodyear 

in St. Marys.  She was a member of St. Paul's UCC, now St. Paul’s Country Church of Rockford.


Dorie enjoyed a good game of cards, and playing games with family and friends.  She was 

known for her noodle making and quick wit.  


Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, at St. Paul’s Country 

Church Cemetery, 1538 Oregon Rd., Rockford, with Pastor Steve Howell, officiating.  


Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul's Country Church 

or to St. Paul's Cemetery Fund.


Condolences can be expressed to the Bollenbacher family at


Arrangements are under the direction of 

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




Margaret Alice Krogman, age 99, passed away at her home in Mendon, 

on Friday, September 9, 2022.


She was born May 30, 1923, in Allen County, Ohio, to Delbert & Belva 

(Moorman) Sawmiller.


Margaret and Glenn W. Krogman were married on August 8, 1942.  She was 

preceded in death by her husband on May 26, 1992, and their 2 sons: Larry 

D. Krogman, who died January 27, 2011, and Jerry W. Krogman, May 21, 2013.


Surviving is her daughter-in-law, Linda Krogman, of Mendon, 6 grandchildren: 

Terry (Andrea) Krogman and David (Marcia) Krogman of Mendon, Matthew (Erin) 

Krogman of San Bernadino, California, Bart Krogman of Columbus, Nikki Hollowell 

of Avondale, Arizona, and Misty Rockwood of Lima, and 4 great grandchildren: 

Clarissa, Andrew, Xavier, and Scarlet.


Margaret was the Salutatorian of her graduating class at Spencerville High School.  


She was a homemaker, and also worked for a time at First National Bank in Mendon, 

then later at the St. Marys branch.  Margaret had served as a volunteer for many 

years at Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford.


She was a member of Mt. Tabor Church of God, Celina, and the Spencerville VFW 

#6772 Auxiliary.  Margaret was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, 

first belonging to Mendon Chapter #259, then joining Spencerville Chapter #130. 


Margaret liked to knit, read, and do crossword puzzles.  She enjoyed watching 

Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and the Gaither's television programs.


Margaret was affectionately referred to as the "Family Glue".  Her home was 

the gathering place for all the Holidays.  


Funeral Services will be held at Mt. Tabor Church of God, 9744 US 127 North, 

Celina, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 16, with Pastor Darwin Dunten, officiating.  


Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.


Calling Hours are 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, at 

W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, and 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

on Friday, at Mt. Tabor Church.


Memorial Contributions may be made to any Veteran's group 

or EverHeart Hospice.


Condolences can be expressed to the Krogman family at




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