Sondra Marie Thatcher, 34, of Rockford, Ohio, died unexpectedly on July 21, 2016 in Celina, Ohio. 


She was born in Lima, Ohio on August 16, 1981, to Brian and Tammy (Stein) Bowling.  On August 20, 2014, she married Ryan Lee Thatcher, and he survives in Rockford.  Also surviving is one son Ryder Thatcher at home in Rockford and two daughters, Tessa Thatcher, also at home, and Grace Bowling of Spencerville, Ohio; her father, Brian (Debra) Bowling and mother, Tammy (Terry) Taylor; five step-sisters, and maternal grandparents, Janet and Kenny Stein of Mendon, Ohio, paternal grandparents, Alice and David Bowling, also of Mendon, and her mother-in-law, Sharon Thatcher of Rockford.


Sondra had lived in Rockford for the past two years, after moving from Ohio City, Ohio.  She attended Mt. Tabor Church, Rockford, and was a student of the University of Phoenix, of which she was very proud to be working toward her degree in Criminal Justice.  She enjoyed auto racing, as a crew member, and had a great love of music, singing and jamming with her husband Ryan and also singing professionally.  She loved riding ATV's, fishing, camping, and was quite an animal lover.  She loved her husband, children, and her parents very much. 


Services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Richard VanHorn officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Ohio.  Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home up until the time of services.  Memorials may be directed to Mt. Tabor Church of God.  



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James “Gov” C. Miracle, 79, of Celina, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 4:00 am in Celina Manor.  He was born December 26, 1936 in Miracle, KY, to Luther and Mary Ellen (Boatright) Miracle, both preceded him in death.  


On December 10, 1955 he married Geraldine E. Heindel, they were together for 60 years; she preceded him in death on March 9, 2016. 


Other survivors include three daughters, Malinda “Sue” (Terry) Teboe, Willshire, Ohio, Cindy Anderson, St. Marys, and Denise (Pat) Brophy, Celina; a son, Curtis James (Ashley) Thees, Celina; two brothers, Harold (Patty) Miracle, Celina, and Loran (Mary Jo) Wilson, Celina; two sisters, Francine Wuebker, Vandallia, OH, and Betty Jo Johnson, Lynchburg, OH; a brother-in-law, Keith (Crista) Heindel, Celina; a sister-in-law, Doris Heindel, Rockford, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, John (Chris) Ellis, Jim Bradshaw, Shonda (David) Gray, Ryan Brophy, Craig, Kyle, Samantha, Ashley Anderson, Brendan Thees and Chloe Thees.


He is also preceded in death by a son, James L. Miracle; a brother-in-law, Wayne Heindel; and a grandson, Benji Bradshaw. 


Jim worked as a truck driver for many years.  He was a member of Celina Baptist Temple Church.  He enjoyed spending time outside mowing and watching and feeding birds. 


Private funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2106 in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina with Cliff Rice, officiating. 


Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina, Ohio.


Contributions can be made to Celina Baptist Temple Church, Reformers Unanimous Addictions Program.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, Ohio.


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