Steven “Steve Fix-It” D. Smith, 66, of Celina, passed away on December 30, 2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.  He was born March 11, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Delbert and Ilo (Cox) Smith.  On March 24, 1974 he married Linda S. (Jones) Smith and she survives at the residence in Celina. 

Other survivors include his children, Melanie Smith, Eaton, Ohio, Steven Smith, Celina and Melissa Smith, Celina; five grandchildren, Ethan, Bridget, Samantha, Jasmin and Ava; and two great grandsons, Rowan and Zyaire. 

Steve was also preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Smith. 

He was a 1974 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, Ohio.  He retired after working various jobs throughout his life. 

Steve was an active musician and he enjoyed playing the guitar in all the local area bars.  He also volunteered playing his guitar for cancer patients during their chemotherapy treatments.  He loved his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Cisco Funeral Homes in Celina.  A memorial service will follow the gathering at 3:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Matt Overman officiating. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Cancer Association of Mercer County, 218 S. Main St., Celina, Ohio 45822.

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

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




Ethel Marie Pontsler, 84, of Rockford, beloved wife of the late Donald Pontsler, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2022.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1938 to the late Ellery and Roberta Mosher, Ethel kept her New England charm after moving to the Midwest in her youth.

Known by many as the "Angel Lady", Ethel used her talents as an artist for families to remember their loved ones as angels. Her work can also be seen in the Rockford Christmas Walk posters and signs throughout the community. She loved being a self taught artist and found great joy sharing her love for art.

She is survived by her children: David (Charity) Pontsler, Rockford; Karen (Clarence) Thomas, Jacksonville, Florida, Jody (Richard) Lamparelli, Quaker Hill, Connecticut, daughter-in-law Tammy Pontsler, Rockford, sisters: Gloria Bruce, Lyn Loughridge and 11 grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her son, Jeff, sister Roberta Grothause, and brother Hugh E. Mosher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ethel's memory may be sent to: The Leota Braun Foundation

 family wishes to thank Tranquility of Rockford for their kind care.

To share in Ethel's online memorial, please visit

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


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