MIRACLE

Geraldine E. Miracle, 77, of Celina, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 11:15 pm in Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, Ohio.  She was born August 23, 1938, in Celina, Ohio, to Victor “Ted” and Lucille (Hone) Heindel, both preceded her in death.  On December 10, 1955 she married James C. Miracle, they were together for 60 years; he survives at the residence in Celina, Ohio. 

 

Other survivors include three daughters, Malinda “Sue” (Terry) Teboe, Willshire, Ohio, Cindy Anderson, St. Marys, and Denise (Pat) Brophy, Celina; a brother, Keith (Crista) Heindel, Celina; a sister-in-law, Doris Heindel, Rockford, Ohio; 8 grandchildren, John (Chris) Ellis, Jim Bradshaw, Shonda (David) Gray, Ryan Brophy, Craig, Kyle, Samantha, and Ashley Anderson.

 

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

 

Geraldine was a 1956 graduate of Celina Senior High School.  She was employed by Huffys, Celina, Ohio.  In 1968, she lost her fingers in a tragic accident, which became her testimony for Christ. 

 

She was an active member of Celina Baptist Temple Church, Celina, Ohio.         

 

She enjoyed spending time with her family, going to church, playing the piano, and her passion was the Reformers Unanimous Program at the Celina Baptist Temple Church in her role as secretary.  She touched so many lives!  Those fortunate enough to have known her, are the better for it!  She was so loved by so many.

 

Visitation hours will be from 1 – 6 pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Celina Baptist Temple Church, 7505 Celina Mendon Rd., Celina, OH 45822

 

A Celebration of Her Life will begin at 2:00 pm on Sunday in Celina Baptist Temple Church with Pastor Steve Clayton, officiating; where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

 

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.

 

Please leave a condolence to the family @ www.ciscofuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

SMALLEY

Thomas W. Smalley, 93, of Celina, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:47am at Miller Place, Celina.  He was born August 27, 1922 in Rockford, Ohio to Wilbur and Adah (Alspaugh) Smalley, who both preceded him in death.
 
Survivors include five children, Ron (Jeannie Loughridge) Smalley, Celina, Steve (Beth Cook) Smalley, Celina, Glenda Smalley Smith, St. Croix V.I., Doug (Sherry Green) Smith, Rockford, and Barbara Smith (Mark) Fleck, Celina; fifteen grandchildren, Rob (Melissa) Smalley, Kelli (Matt) Jones, Aaron (Mary) Wendel, Adam Wendel, Rachel (David) Evans, Claire Smalley, Meg Smalley, Bradley, Jordan and Alex Smith, Jenny (Eric) Pugh, Matt Smith, Mark Winkeljohn, Heidi (Jay) Meyer, Ben Fleck and seventeen great-grandchildren.
 
He married Virginia Detrick in 1949 and she passed away in 1958.  In 1961, he married Fern (Myers) Smith and she passed away in July of 1996.  He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Carl "Jake" Smalley and David Smalley and two sisters, Bess Hoffhines and Carrie Sipe.
 
Tom was a 1941 graduate of Rockford High School where he was captain of his football team.  He served his country in WWII in the United States Navy 84th SeaBees Battalion.  While in high school and after returning from the service he worked for his uncle's company, D.R. Smalley Construction.  He also worked for many years as the Celina plant manager of Matt Schweiterman's Redi-Mix.  Throughout his life, Tom pursued his love of farming and always maintained a large orchard and garden.
 
He was a member of the Celina American Legion Post 210 and a lifetime member of the Celina VFW 5713 and helped write the charter.
 
Tom was a devoted husband, beloved father, loving grandfather and had many friends.  He will be missed by all.
 
Visitation hours are 5:00-7:00pm Friday, March 11, 2016 at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.  Funeral services are 11:00am Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Cisco Funeral Home, with Rev. Diane Mendelson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00am, prior to the service.
 
Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Ohio where military honors will be provided by the Celina American Legion Post 210 and Celina VFW Post 5713.
 
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 230 W. Main Street, Coldwater OH 45828.
 
To share memories with the family visit www.ciscofuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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