Nicholas D. “Nick” Slone, 24, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.  He was born February 4, 1992 in St. Marys, Ohio to Micky and Brenda J. (Cordray) Slone, both survive in Celina, Ohio.

Other survivors include three brothers, Kenny M. Jolly, Wapakoneta, Ohio, Tyler A. Slone, Columbus, Ohio, and Cody A. Slone, St. Marys, Ohio; and a sister, Natasha M. Jolly, Coldwater, Ohio.


Nick was a 2011 graduate of Celina Senior High School.  After graduation Nick worked a series of jobs, mostly in auto mechanics field.  He loved working on cars, especially big trucks.  He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his friends and family. 


Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 25, 2016, in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina with Pastor Randy Christian officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm prior to the service on Friday.


Burial will be held at later date.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to National Suicide Prevention, 799 S. Main St., Lima, OH 45804.




Kenneth I. Frische, 75, formally of Celina, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:25 am.

Ken was born in Sidney, OH on April 11, 1940 to Irvin Edward Frische and Thelma Maria Covert Eshleman Frische.  He married Marilyn Louise Magee on Feb 16, 1963 at Trinity Church of the Brethren in Sidney, OH. Marilyn went to heaven on Dec 27, 2009. They were blessed with two sons, Kevin (Jennifer) Frische and Kyle (Tamara) Frische both of Wapakoneta, OH and five grandchildren; Cory, Justin and Mary (Kevin and Jennifer) and Keith and Karissa (Kyle and Tamara). Ken is survived by 2 half-brothers; Kermit L. Frische and Robert Eshleman, and one half-sister; Joyce Frische Winney.  Ken was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina, OH where he served as treasurer for 11 years.  

Ken was preceded in death by a brother, Lowell Frische; two half-brothers, Kermit L. Frische, and Robert Eshleman; and a half-sister, Joyce Frische Winney.

He met Phyllis Beasley in 2010 and they became best friends and fell in love.  With the blessings of Ken's family and Phyllis's daughter Kathy (Mark) Simon and their family, they exchanged vows on June 25, 2011.  Ken was very blessed to have such wonderful women in his life.  He left to join Marilyn in Heaven on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. 

After graduating from Sidney High School in 1958, Ken served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1958 to 1962. After boot camp in Groton, CT, he was stationed in Duluth, MN, Boston, MA, Cape Christian, Greenland and Chicago, IL.  He worked at the Wapak Truck Plaza, the former Fisher Cheese Co in Wapakoneta, OH and retired in 2003 from Reynolds and Reynolds in Celina, OH.

Visitation hours will be from 4-7 pm on Friday, March 25, 2016, at Cisco Funeral Home, 1175 E. Greenville Rd., St. Marys, Ohio. 


Funeral services will begin at 11:30 am on Saturday morning in the Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina, with Jon Exman officiating; the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.


Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Ohio; where military honors will be provided by the Celina American Legion Post 210 and Celina VFW Post 5713.


Contributions can be made to the church.


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Audrey L. Richards Lowery, 91, of Celina, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:00 pm.  She was born November 6, 1924 in Harlen County, Kentucky to Thomas and Bertha (Wilburn) Holman, both preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Richards, Celina, Ohio; four grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Browder, Celina, Ohio, Josetta (Chris) Doseck, Celina, Ohio, George “Eddie” (Kelly) Stevens, MI, and Jackie Shroller, Celina, Ohio; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Tom Richards and George (Linda) Stevens; her first husband, Scott Stevens, her second husband, Gordon Richards, who she married in 1951 and they were together for 30 years until he passed away in 1981, and her third husband, Oscar Lowery, and he passed away in 1990; five sisters, Eula Hormby, Othella Smith, Irene Napier, Sarah Hayes, and Betty Holman; and five brothers, Richard Holman, Clarence Holman, Thomas Holman, Jr., Walter Holman, and Curtis Holman.

Audrey had various jobs through her lifetime, but her favorite job was cleaning homes.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family.

Funeral services will begin at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 26, 2016 in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina with Rev. Rick Brosher officiating; where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

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

Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 230 W. Main St., Coldwater, Ohio 45828.


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