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Vernon A Archer

August 7, 1926 - October 26, 2016

Vernon A. Archer, age 90 of New Bremen and formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 3:37 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen. He was born August 7, 1926 in Uniopolis, Auglaize County, Ohio; to the late Ferdinand and Velma Gearhart Archer. On July 3, 1947 he married Marilyn Jean Spyker Archer, who died April 11, 1992. He then married Linda L. Tunks Turner, who died...
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Norma A. Crouch

April 22, 1932 - October 26, 2016

Norma A. Crouch, age 84 of Lima, died at 11:13 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born April 22, 1932 in Van Wert, Ohio; to the late Emil K. and Minnie E. Goldsmith Feltner. She was married to Lee R. Crouch for over 54 years, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Crouch was a homemaker; enjoyed playing rummy, Yahtzee, play station games through the years and...
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Aubert 'Al' Shellhammer

April 26, 1934 - October 25, 2016

Aubert R. 'Al' Shellhammer, age 82 of Lima, died at 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at home. He was born April 26, 1934 in Pennsylvania to the late Hobert and Mildred Shellhammer. On May 24, 1951 he married JoAnn M. Rosenstelle who preceeded him in death on June 23, 2014. Mr. Shellhammer retired from Tuttle Construction. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #691 of Wapakoneta;...
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James E. Pugh

February 1, 1941 - October 21, 2016

James E. Pugh, 75, of Lima, died on October 21, 2016 at his home. He was born February 1, 1941 in St. Marys, the son of Jess and Lenore (Allen) Pugh. He was raised by his Aunt, Loretta (Thomas) Pugh. On May 29, 1959, he married Joyce Ann Swick, who preceded him in death. Jim was a life-long caregiver. He treated his patients as family and helped them to live their final years with joy and...
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Rylee Ann Hefner

July 8, 2016 - October 19, 2016

Rylee Ann 'Roo' Hefner age 3 months of Harrod went to heaven 11:18 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at Lima Memorial Hospital. Rylee was born 2:12 p.m. July 8, 2016 to Brian and Lacey (Forsythe) Hefner. Additional survivors include maternal grandparents Deb & Monty Forsythe of Lewistown and paternal grandfather Danny Hefner of Lima, great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded...
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Petrina W. Hanes

September 12, 1950 - October 17, 2016

Petrina W. Hanes, age 66 passed at 12:15 a.m., Monday, October 17, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born September 12, 1950 in Lima, Ohio; to the late James 'Pete' and Marcella Rupert Duer. On September 13, 1970 she married Melvin James Hanes, who survives. Petrina had worked as a secretary for the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities and was a member of...
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Harvey Henning, Jr.

July 12, 1927 - October 16, 2016

Harvey Henning, Jr., age 89 of Wapakoneta and had wintered in Florida for about the last 15 years., fell asleep at 12:42 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. He was born July 12, 1927 in Wyandotte, Michigan; to the late Harvey and Louise Horn Henning, Sr. He married Patricia Kohler, deceased and married Theresa Lozon Franklin on April 28, 1979 who fell asleep...
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Richard L. Linn

February 3, 1948 - October 16, 2016

Richard L. Linn, age 68 of New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday morning. He was born February 3, 1948 in Allen County, Ohio; the son of the late William 'Jake' and Lavera Webb Linn. Mr. Linn was a security guard with the Anna Engine Plant and had worked in construction with L & N Awnings. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving 2 years in Vietnam. He enjoyed watching television, flying...
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Dan Hinegardner

July 4, 1951 - October 14, 2016

Dan Hinegardner 65, died at 11:07 a.m. on Friday October 14, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. On October 4th, 1974 he married Pat Krites who survives in Uniopolis, Ohio. He was born on July 4th, 1951 in Allen County to William and Opal (Laing) Hinegardner. They both preceded him in death. Dan worked for over 35 years at Ford Lima Engine Plant serving as Chairman of the UAW Local 1219....
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Katherine 'Kate' Romaker

June 9, 1925 - October 12, 2016

Katherine J. 'Kate' Romaker, age 91 of Lima and formerly of Cridersville, died at 11:50 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Lima Memorial Health Care. She was born June 9, 1925 in Defiance, Ohio; to the late Paul E. and Erma Caterina Bonfiglio. On June 15, 1946 she married James Richard Romaker who died November 16, 1992. Kate was an elementary educator with United Local, Wapakoneta,...
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Shirlee A. Breese Hover

February 27, 1928 - October 11, 2016

Shirlee Ann (Breese) Hover passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lima Convalescent Home after residing there for almost three years due to declining health. Shirlee was born on February 27, 1928 in Lima to parents Dick and Lillian (Voelker) Breese who preceded her in death. She was married to Dale S. Hover who passed in 2009. She was a resident of Lima and the Shawnee Township area and...
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Russell W. Hirt

October 14, 1964 - October 11, 2016

Russell W. Hirt age 51, of Uniopolis lost his 42 year battle with diabetes and 22 years of dialysis at 12:13 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Lima Memorial. He was born Oct. 14, 1964 in Piqua to Thomas R. and Christine M. Snider Hirt. His father survives in Uniopolis. Russ graduated from Wapak Sr. High in 1983. Being a longtime Auglaize county resident he had worked with several local businesses and...
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Christopher R. Bales

October 21, 1985 - October 11, 2016

Christopher R. Bales, age 30 of Lima, died at 6:38 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in the emergency room at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born October 21, 1985 in Lima, Ohio; to Russell C. and Mary E. Romaker Bales, who survive in Lima. Christopher was a 2004 graduate of Bath High School and a 2010 graduate of the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science. He was a member of St. John...
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Audrey Evelyn Knoch

July 2, 1936 - October 9, 2016

Audrey Evelyn Knoch age 80, of Uniopolis, passed away 5:51 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1936 in Allen County to the late Dallas L. and Maratha Yvonne Lawrence Fox. She married Bill Knoch Aug. 7, 1954 and he preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2014. Audrey was a member of First Church of God at the Crossroads, The Red Hats and a former member of the...
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Norman J. Kipker

April 9, 1953 - October 1, 2016

Norman J. Kipker, age 63 of Lima, died at 9:02 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1953 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio; to the late Donald and Masuko 'Kay' Sakurai Kipker. He is survived by a daughter Christine A. (Kenny) Good of Berne, Indiana; 5 grandchildren - Catrina, Kylee, Karter, Cooper, and Collin; 4 great grandchildren - Landon, Parker,...
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Paul W. Frazier

January 12, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Paul W. Frazier, age 91 of Wapakoneta, died at 1:20 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. He was born on January 12, 1925 in Auglaize County, Ohio; to the late Dallas and Mamie Crider Frazier. He married Shirley A. Abbott who preceded him in death. Mr. Frazier retired from the Allen County Sheriff's Office and was a WWII U. S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of...
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Robert Lee 'Bob' Boroff

May 29, 1929 - September 30, 2016

Robert Lee 'Bob' Boroff, age 87, of Lima, Ohio passed away 8:30 a.m., September 30, 2016 at Shawnee Manor. He was born May 29, 1929 in Elida, Ohio to the late Blanche Irene Boroff. He married Gloria Ann Herr who survives in Lima, Ohio on September 18, 1965. Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnatti Reds. He served in the...
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Travis Hadding

January 14, 1977 - September 29, 2016

Travis Hadding, age 39, of Lima died 4:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born Jan. 14, 1977 in Pineville, LA to Homer R. and Katherine (Madrigal) Hadding. He married Jessica Gibson Jan. 22, 2000 and she survives in Lima. Travis worked for Country Suites & Inns and also coached football for Perry Schools. He breathed football; cheering for Ohio State...
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Charles R. "Chuck" Tittle

September 13, 1933 - September 28, 2016

Charles Richard Tittle of Cridersville, Ohio passed away September 28, 2016 at 2:50PM. He was born September 13, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio. Chuck is survived by his wife, Sally with marriage to her for 61 years, three children, Todd, Eric, Scott, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, deceased parents Clarence, Anne, deceased siblings Harold, Pete and Joyce. Chuck was a loving husband,...
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Karen Sue McClain Szabo

December 4, 1960 - September 25, 2016

Karen McClain Szabo age 55, of Lima died 10:00 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Dec. 4, 1960 in Lima, Ohio to the late William L. and Marilyn Bowersock McClain. She married Jerry Szabo and he preceded her in death. Karen is survived by a brother: Kevin (Sue) McClain of Waynesfield, 3 half-sisters: Dyanna (John) Crow, Kathy Kahler both of Texas and...
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Delmar D. Laupp

September 16, 1922 - September 24, 2016

Delmar D. Laupp age 94, of Cridersville went to be with the Lord 4:30 p.m., Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Yakima, WA to the late William Gustav Emil and Johanna Leuning Laupp. He married Katherine Juanita 'Kay' Jackson and she preceded him in death. He later married Marilyn Joy Cotner Beall and she survives in Lima. Del was raised in Buena &...
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Mary C Mason

July 4, 1950 - September 18, 2016

Mary C. Mason, age 66 of Van Wert, formerly of Kent, died at 6:57 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Vancrest Care Center of Van Wert. She was born July 4, 1950 in Huntington, WV to the late G. Harry and Lillian Frances Hager Wright. On September 19, 1969 she married Jerry Lee Mason, who survives in Van Wert. Mrs. Mason was a homemaker, enjoyed watching football, especially the Browns and the...
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Bruce A. Mortimer

October 12, 1952 - September 18, 2016

Bruce A. Mortimer, age 63 of Cridersville, died at 4:40 a.m., Sunday, September 18, 2016 in the Intensive Care Unit of St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born October 12, 1952 in Allen County, Ohio to the late Edgar L. Mortimer and Mary Irene Marshall Mortimer Huber. He married Marsha N. Winemiller, who survives in Cridersville. Bruce was a retired district manager with the Lima News. ...
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Ruth Elenor Ormsby

November 25, 1932 - September 17, 2016

Ruth Elenor Ormsby, age 83 of Cridersville, died at 1:01 a.m, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center, inpatient hospice unit. She was born November 25, 1932 in North Reading, MA to the late Donald and Alice Arnett. In 1956 she married Jerry Jay Ormsby, who survives. Survivors also include 3 sons - Rickie Jay Ormsby, Brian Jay Ormsby, Aaron Jay Ormsby; 2 grandchildren -...
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Edwin E. Downing

September 21, 1919 - September 16, 2016

Edwin E. Downing, age 96 of Lima, died at 12:30 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 at Lost Creek Care Center following a couple year battle with bone cancer. He was born September 21, 1919 in Rockport, Hardin County, Ohio; to the late Harry L. and Lulu M. Neu Downing. On June 22, 1941 he married Mildred I. Hanes who died March 22, 2009. Mr. Downing retired from Clark Equipment Company and was a...
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Frances C, Park

June 26, 1920 - September 15, 2016

Frances Cordelia Carnes Park died September 15, 2016 at home in Otterbein Retirement Community in Cridersville, OH. She was born in Lima, OH on June 26, 1920, to Alfred and Freda Dengler Carnes, who preceded her in death, along with her six sisters and and five brothers. On November 20, 1941 she married Joseph Park, who preceded her in death on May 17, 2014. She is survived by daughter Julia...
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Jeanne Marie Lott Reeder

July 16, 1954 - September 7, 2016

Jeanne Marie Lott-Reeder age 62, of Lima died after a long courageous battle. She was born July 16, 1954 in Lima to the late Robert Chilton and Roseanna Gordon Lott. Jean had been a homemaker and loved BINGO and doing puzzles, both jigsaw and crossword. She truly loved spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include 3 children Rose Ann (Rich) Ogle, Shawn Allen Lott and Bobbie Jo Lott...
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John 'Lil John' Dungan

April 24, 1964 - September 4, 2016

John W. 'Lil John' Dungan, age 52 of Lima, died at 7:03p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Lima, Memorial Health Care. He was born April 24, 1964 in Lima, Ohio to the late Billie Emerson and Joyce Ann (Davis) Dungan. On June 20, 1996 he married Angel Lee Tippie, who survives. Mr. Dungan was a painter and a member of the Iron Brotherhood Motorcycle Club. Other survivors include a son - Trevor...
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Phyllis Juanita Jeanne Conway

April 14, 1925 - September 2, 2016

On September 2, 2016 at 6:17 p.m., this beautiful soul danced her way to heaven. Phyllis Juanita Jeanne Hofmann Conway was born in Lima, Ohio on April 14, 1925 to the late Frederick John Hofmann and Eva Chloe LeViness Hofmann. On December 21, 1949 she married Robert Stanley Conway who preceded her in death in 1987. Phyllis' greatest joy was dancing and singing. She loved big band music, Elvis...
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Jackie Fitzgerald

December 10, 1943 - August 24, 2016

Jacqueline Sue 'Jackie' Fitzgerald, age 72 of Lima, died at 6:47 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at her residence with her sons by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Jackie was born December 10th, 1943 in Auglaize County, Ohio to the late George and Betty Reed Market. Jackie was a graduate of Shawnee High School, working in her early years at The Lima News where she met her...
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Sara Jane Crump

June 9, 1959 - August 23, 2016

Sara Jane Grothause Crump, age 57 of Maplewood, Ohio, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on June 9, 1959 in Lima, Ohio to Jacob C. Hawk and Eileen Wallen Hawk Foust, who survives in Kalida. She was preceded in death by her father and her step-father, Harold E. Foust, Sr.. On May 27, 2000, she married Raymond C. Crump, who survives in...
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Kyle Edward Beckett, Jr.

February 17, 1958 - August 21, 2016

Kyle Edward 'Ed' Beckett, Jr., age 58 of Lima, died at 11:32 a.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Lost Creek Care Center. He was born February 17, 1958 in Lima, Ohio. His father, Kyle Edward Beckett, Sr. preceded him in death. His parents Phillip and Doris Pummell Orpurt survive in Lima. Ed had worked at J.M. Sealt Company and was a 1976 graduate of Bath High School. He was a big sports fan,...
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Jerry L. Sadler

January 29, 1948 - August 10, 2016

Jerry L. Sadler age 68, of Wapakoneta died peacefully 10:30 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016 at Auglaize Acres. He was born Jan. 29, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Victor Sadler, Jr. and Marie A. Wellman Sadler. Jerry had been a longtime employee of Airstream where he had been an assembler. He enjoyed relaxing with the TV and listening to good old rock like the Beatles and Jerry Garcia. ...
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Jane E. Tippie

December 17, 1964 - August 9, 2016

Jane E. Tippie, age 51 of Wapakoneta, died at 12:35 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Lima Memorial Health System, after a life long battle of kidney and heart disease. She was born December 17, 1964 in Lima, Ohio to Robert Schroer Sr.and Dolly Ruck. Her father and step mother, Robert and Navada survive in Wapakoneta and her mother, Dolly preceded her in death. She was a 1983 graduate of...
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Thomas S. Cain

June 9, 1934 - August 9, 2016

Thomas S. 'TC' Cain, age 82 passed away at 2:01 a.m., August 9, 2016 at his home. Tom fought a long, hard battle with both cancer and COPD, yet in the end, the diseases won. Linda Balson, the love of his life, full time care taker and partner of more than 26 years was by his side through it all. Tom was born June 9, 1934 in Lima to Irven O. Cain and Anna Mae (Thomas) Cain, who preceded him in...
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David D. "Sledge" Edgington

November 9, 1956 - August 7, 2016

David D. 'Sledge" Edgington age 59, of Harrod passed away at 11:10 p.m., Sunday Aug. 7 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born to Richard K. and Elaine Martin Edgington, his father survives in Wapak. He was raised by the late Harold and Marceil Rhodes. Dave had been a welder fabricator for Spallinger Millwright Services and was a resident of Sun Valley Campgrounds. He enjoyed...
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Kathleen 'Kathy' Brown

September 13, 1945 - August 6, 2016

Kathleen Ann 'Kathy' Brown, age 70 of Waynesfield, died 7:17 p.m., August 6, 2016 at Lima Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. She was born September 13, 1945 in Lima, Ohio to the late Richard 'Dick' and Evelyn Mechling Unger. She married David Lee Brown, who survives in Waynesfield. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and a member of the Waynesfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting,...
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Leo F Scott

February 29, 1924 - August 4, 2016

Leo F. Scott age 92, of Cridersville died 7:57 a.m., Thursday Aug. 4 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born Feb. 29, 1924 in Kenton to the late Millard R. and Marie L. Anderson Scott. He married Mildred Mae McClain June 8, 1947 and she preceded him in death Aug. 31, 1991. Leo had served in the Army Air Corp during WW II. He had been a carpenter at the Lima Refinery and also an insurance agent...
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Sam L. Jackson

April 10, 1965 - August 1, 2016

Sam L. Jackson, age 51 of rural Wapakoneta, died at 5:52 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1965 in Lima, Ohio to Dale L. and Mary J. Marlatt Jackson. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Wapakoneta. Sam was an independent monument engraver who formerly worked with Woodlawn Monuments. He loved to spend time with his two...
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Sharon P Myers

September 7, 1942 - July 30, 2016

Sharon P. Myers age 73, of Cridersville, died 6:40 p.m., Saturday July 30, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born September 7, 1942 in Lima to the late Emmitt and Mary Sneary Taylor and was raised by the late Eladean and Edward Taylor. Sharon had been a cashier at BP and was a member of American Legion Auxilary, Lima, the Moose, Lima and the Eagles in Wapakoneta. Survivors include...
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John J. Altenburger

November 20, 1922 - July 28, 2016

John J. Altenburger, 93, of Wapakoneta died 9:35 a.m., Thursday July 28 at the Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Auglaize County to the late John Joseph and Leona Miller Altenburger. His war bride Winnie Altenburger survives here in Wapak and he later married Beverly Joyce Hahn and she preceded him in death. Prior to the war John was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps....
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Phillip E. Steed

February 9, 1952 - July 28, 2016

Phillip E. Steed, age 64, of Cridersville died at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1952 in Lima to Richard Allen and Mary Jane Stratton Steed. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Lima. Rev. Steed was the founder of PSEA Global Ministries, INC of Cridersville. He had been a private investigator, body guard and bounty hunter. He volunteered for and was a board member for...
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Connie M. Burgess

February 1, 1942 - July 26, 2016

Connie M. (Evans) Burgess, age 74, of Wapakoneta and formerly of Lima. Died peacefully surrounded by her family at 9:22 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was born Feb. 1, 1942 in Wapakoneta to the late John and Bernida Knoch Evans. She married Ezell Burgess and he preceded her in death in 1984. Connie had a heart for people in need, whether children in need of school supplies or clothing to...
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Glenda Mae Black

November 12, 1929 - July 20, 2016

DELPHOS — Glenda Black, 86, of Delphos passed away peacefully after an extended illness on July 20, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Denver, Colorado, to Elmer Hayden and Elva Rath Tillman, who preceded her in death. She married Richard A. Black in 1951. They divorced in 1970. She is survived by three daughters, Laurel (Ron) Morris of Hertford, North...
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James E. 'Gene' Middleton

August 15, 1937 - July 19, 2016

James E. 'Gene' Middleton age 78, of Lima died 3:33 a.m., Tuesday July 19, 2016. He was born Aug. 15, 1937 in Carey, Ohio to the late Rueben and Lucille Black Middleton. He married Shirley Ann Tully July 18, 1962 and she survives in Lima. Gene had worked in the warehouse for Scottlad Foods for over 40 years. He was a member of the Wapak Eagles and the Lima Moose. He enjoyed going to casinos,...
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Cecelia M. 'Taffy' Schultz Grace

February 18, 1943 - July 16, 2016

Cecelia M. 'Taffy' Schultz Grace, age 73, of Lima and formerly of Cridersville died 10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her residence. She was born Feb. 18, 1943 in Lima to the late Elmer C. and Blanche A. Mayer Stebelton. She married Larry E. Grace March 10, 1989 and he survives in Lima. Taffy had been a homemaker and clerk, working for Chuck's Pizza and Pat's Donuts. She was an excellent...
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Gilbert 'Chief' 'Pappap' Jones

March 6, 1932 - July 11, 2016

Gilbert Q. 'Chief' 'Pappap' Jones, age 84, of Lima, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1932 in Brownsville, PA to the late Donald Paul and Ruth Vandergrift Jones. He married his love Sharon Michura Feb. 14, 1969, who survives in Lima. Gilbert Q. Jones, HMC retired from the U.S. Navy in 1973 after nearly 24 years of service and 2...
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Marjorie Jessalyn Place

November 20, 1919 - July 11, 2016

Marjorie Jessalyn Place, age 96 died at 3:50 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2016 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home. She was born November 20, 1919 in Lima, Ohio to the late Eldon and Daisy Zerkle Shappell. On February 17, 1940 she married Ira Cox Place who died May 16, 2007. Mrs. Place had worked at Name Plate in Spencerville and was a member of the United Church of Christ. She enjoyed family time and...
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Betty M. Ruckel

February 13, 1924 - July 7, 2016

Betty M. Ruckel, age 92, of Cridersville went to be with the Lord 1:59 a.m., Thursday July 7, 2016 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Lima to Edgar and Gertrude Fisher. She married Dallas H. Ruckel Aug. 25, 1959 and he preceded her in death Nov. 30, 2009. Betty had been a Godly wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Lima Baptist Temple She enjoyed...
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Jane Lelia Hinel

February 6, 1933 - July 5, 2016

Jane (Lelia) Hinel, age 83 of Lima and formerly of the Smokey Mountains, died at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Lima Memorial Health Care. She was born February 6, 1933 in Bell County, Kentucky; to the late Charley and Mayo Jackson Janeway. She married Leo Hinel who preceded her in death. Mrs. Hinel had retired as a clerk with General Motors Corporation. She was a member of...
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Beulah J Perry

June 24, 1936 - June 30, 2016

Beulah June Perry "Bege", age 80, of Lima, died at 4:30 am Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. The daughter of the late Frank & Inez Olson, Bege was an active member of Shawnee Alliance Church for 50 years through the choir, former President of the Alliance Women's Fellowship and Assistant to the Music Director. Beulah was also a member of Altrusa and enjoyed reading...
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Frances L. Webb

August 1, 1934 - June 29, 2016

Frances L. Webb, age 81 of Waynesfield, died at 11:11 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. She was born August 1, 1934 in Belle Center, Ohio; to the late Carl G. and Lenore Wall Shape. On June 30, 1977 she married James E. Webb, Sr. who died February 6, 2004. Mrs. Webb retired in 1978 from Lima Lincoln Mercury. She enjoyed nature and bird watching. She is...
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Vernon Lee Reynolds

May 25, 1949 - June 28, 2016

Vernon Lee Reynolds, age 67 of Cridersville, died at 2:37 a.m., Tuesday, June 28 2016 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born May 25, 1949 in Lima, Ohio. The son of the late Neal LeRoy and Mary A. Rupert Ruck. Mr. Reynolds was a retired firefighter and EMT with the Shawnee Fire Department. Vern graduated from Wapakoneta High School and attended Cleveland State University. He was a member of...
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Dorothy E Moody

June 1, 1929 - June 23, 2016

Dorothy E. Moody age 87, of Lima went home to be with the Lord 6:48 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born June 1, 1929 in Auburn, Alabama to the late Luther Charles and Emma Josie Walker Martin. She married Howl Moody April 29, 1949 and he survives in Lima. Dorothy was a former member of County Line Church of the Brethren. As a reverend's wife she enjoyed singing and playing many...
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Mary E Emig

February 11, 1929 - June 22, 2016

Mary E. Emig, age 87, of Columbus and formerly of Lima, died at 7:33 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Columbus at Kobacker House (hospice). She was born February 11, 1929, in Lima, Ohio; to the late John W. and Elizabeth E. Harrod Haver. On December 23, 1960, she married Kenneth Ray Emig, who died April 9, 2016. Mrs. Emig co-owned, along with her husband, several businesses, including K.R....
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Ronald L. Steinmetz

July 18, 1954 - June 21, 2016

Ronald L. Steinmetz, Wapakoneta Ronnie went to heaven on June 21, 2016 at the age of 61. He was born on July 18, 1954 to Dale Wayne and Lelah Welch Steinmetz in Wyandotte, MI. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Lelah Steinmetz and 2 brothers: Dale Steinmetz, Jr. of Wapakoneta, and Tim (Susie) Steinmetz of Ft. Wayne, IN. Ronnie worked at Auglaize Industries...
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Alfred Thomas Ellis

February 7, 1943 - June 20, 2016

Alfred Thomas Ellis, age 73 of Katy, Texas and formerly of Elida, died at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2016 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Katy, Texas. Family services are being held in Katy, Texas.
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James L. Hollon

February 25, 1945 - June 19, 2016

James L. Hollon, age 71, of Wapakoneta died 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born March 25, 1945 in Lima, Ohio to the late Dewey and Golden Elkins Hollon. He married Betty A. Lynn March 31, 1967 and she survives in Wapakoneta. Jim had retired from Lima Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant where he had been a supervisor. He belonged to Lima Senior...
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John C DeMoss

October 10, 1977 - June 18, 2016

John C. DeMoss, age 38, of Cridersville died 6:55 p.m., Sat. June 18 at The Cleveland Clinic. He was born Oct. 10, 1977 in Lima to John E. and Deborah Burgess DeMoss. Father John survives in Lima and mother Debbie and stepfather Dave Fox survive in South Bend, Indiana. He married Leesa R. Holloway March 12, 1999 and she survives in Cridersville. John worked for AAP St. Mary's. He was a...
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Vera V. Stillings

February 23, 1921 - June 15, 2016

Vera Viola Stillings, age 95, of Lakeview, passed away 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, June 15 at Lima Memorial. She was born Feb. 23, 1921 in Amanda Township to the late Roy E. and Myrtle Estelle Little Thomas. She married Charles B. Fisher Nov. 30, 1941 and he preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1980. She later married Ralph B. Stillings and he preceded her in death April 17, 2002. Vera had been a...
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Melvin Junior Hardesty

January 6, 1926 - June 13, 2016

Melvin Junior Hardesty, age 90, of Cridersville passed away Monday afternoon, June 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 6, 1926 in Allentown, Ohio to the late Melvin L. and Clara Harrod Hardesty. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Mary LaVonne Hardesty. Melvin is survived by 5 children: Pamela Weaver of Cridersville, Tim (Erika) Hardesty of Santa Fe,...
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Mackenzie Skye Moore

January 20, 2004 - June 11, 2016

Mackenzie Skye Moore, age 12 of Cridersville, went home to be with God at 10:50 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born January 20, 2004 in Lima. Mackenzie was a student first attending Perry School and then transferring to Wapakoneta School. She enjoyed science, space, writing, the world of Harry Potter, and was an artist. She loved God and especially her family...
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Cynthia McPheron

March 11, 1955 - June 10, 2016

Cynthia Raye "Cindy" Whitling McPheron age 61, of Lima died 10:08 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born March 11, 1955 in Lima, Ohio to the late Raymond E. and Dorothy I. McNett Whitling. She married Robert D. McPheron of Lima on November 13, 1982. Cindy was a secretary and purchasing agent for Lima State Hospital, Oakwood and Allen Correctional...
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Rosemarie H Dautenhahn

July 26, 1936 - June 7, 2016

Rosemarie H. Dautenhahn, age 79 of Lima, died Tuesday morning, June 7, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 26, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA; the daughter of the late Harry and Rose Nemenz Olson. On July 20, 1957 she married Thomas M. Dautenhahn, who survives. She attended Wittenberg College and obtained her BS degree in education from Ohio Northern in 1958. She attended New Life International...
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Paul R McGinnis

December 18, 1924 - June 7, 2016

Paul R. McGinnis, age 91 of Lima, died at 2:54 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born December 18, 1924 in Harrod, Ohio; to the late Clarence Alton and Vivian Leo Jacobs McGinnis. He married Evelyn L. Duff, who died August 24, 2008. Mr. McGinnis retired from Scot Lad Foods as a transportation manager and an U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors include a son - Michael P...
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Patrick P. Prieur

October 28, 1936 - June 5, 2016

Patrick P. Prieur age 79, of Lima and formerly of Perrysburg died 6:53 p.m., Sunday June 5, 2016. He was born Oct. 28, 1936 in Detroit, MI to the late Michael and Marguerite Mc Inerney Prieur. He married Elaine M. Miller of Lima on July 7, 1983. Pat Prieur had served in the U. S. Air Force and worked as an industrial engineer for Ford, Chrysler and retired from Clopay. He was a member of St....
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Noel Ritchie

December 30, 1936 - May 30, 2016

Noel Ritchie, age 79 of Wapakoneta, died 11:55 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2016 at Wapak Manor Nursing Home. He was born December 30, 1936 in Lima, Ohio to the late Orval G. and Olive "Sally" Bush Ritchie. On February 8, 1958 he married Gretchen L. Wolfe, who survives in Wapakoneta. Noel was a farmer and a U. S. Army Veteran. Other survivors include a son - Mike (Terri) Ritchie of Wapakoneta and...
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Carolyn K. Motter

December 18, 1961 - May 25, 2016

Carolyn K. Motter, age 54, of Waynesfield died 3:44 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at her home. She was born Dec. 18, 1961 in Celina, Ohio to O. Willard and Thecla Alfont Hight. She married Bill Motter who survives in Waynesfield. Carolyn was a graduate of Celina High School class of 1979 and went on to graduate from Wright State University. She was a certified public accountant and had worked...
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E. Wayne Miller

November 1, 1956 - May 24, 2016

Wayne Miller, age 59 of Lima, died at 4:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Promedica Toledo Hospital from complications of a stroke. He was born November 1, 1956 in Lima, Ohio to Eldon Earl and Marian Parker Miller. His father precedes him in death on December 26, 2014 and his mother survives in Lima. On September 1, 2004 he married Debby A. Snyder McKinney, who survives in Lima. Wayne was a...
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Joshua Jordan Hefner

May 9, 1992 - May 20, 2016

Joshua J. Hefner, age 24 of Lima, passed Friday, May 20, 2016 in Lima. He was born May 9, 1992 in Lima, Ohio to Jason L. Hefner of Wapakoneta and Wendy D. Furr Agozzino of Lima. On August 2, 2013 he married Brianne Kay Elizabeth Mathewson, who survives. Joshua worked at Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada and enjoyed fishing. He loved time spent with his children and dog, Marley. Survivors...
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Jessica Wireman Buka

June 14, 1981 - May 19, 2016

Jessica Wireman Buka, age 34, of Harrod died 8:58 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born June 14, 1981 in Lima to Kenny L. and Linda C. Alexander Wireman, surviving in Harrod. She married Kleres Teddy Buka July 1, 2010 and he survives in Harrod. Jessica had been an ambassador for Life Line of Ohio and New York, having received multiple transplants herself. Jessica's...
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Robert W. Mayer

November 6, 1932 - May 16, 2016

Robert W. Mayer, age 83 long time commissioner of Allen County went home to be with the Lord at 9:28 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2016, at his home near Lima. He was born in Shawnee Township November 6, 1932 to the late William D. and Mary Elizabeth Loyer Mayer. On November 25, 1956 he married Barbara Reichenbach and she survives. He was a Shawnee High School graduate, a US Army Veteran, and Shawnee...
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David H. McNeil

June 18, 1964 - May 13, 2016

David H. McNeil, age 51, of Lima died 12:34 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 18, 1964 in Grundy, Virginia to Harold Winfred and Inis A. Layne McNeil. His father preceded him in death November 20, 2011 and mother survives in Lima. David had been a truck driver for 28 years driving for Bonnie Baking Company and then Ernst Concrete. He was an avid hunter, fisherman...
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Art Kohli

September 11, 1943 - May 12, 2016

Art Kohli, age 72 of Wapakoneta, died at 10:56 p.m., May 12, 2016 at Wapak Manor with family by his side. He was born September 11, 1943 in Lima, Ohio; to the late Burl and Mary Scott Kohli. Art was an estimator and owner of Tri State Flooring and Ceiling. His hobbies included fishing, golfing, motorcycling,traveling and having a fun time with friends. He loved his animals and playing cards...
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Theda Kay Sharp

February 17, 1942 - May 5, 2016

Theda Kay Sharp, aged 74, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 10:20 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. She was born February 17, 1942 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, to the late Russell Binkley and late Clara C. Binkley of Lancaster, Ohio. On September 5, 1982, she married Gene S. Sharp, who survives in Wapakoneta. She is also survived by a daughter, R....
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Barbara J Ruck

January 14, 1933 - May 2, 2016

Barbara J. Ruck age 83 of Wapakoneta, passed at 9:28 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born January 14, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio to the late James T. and Mabel Johnson Shaw. Mrs. Ruck retired from Koneta Rubber Company. She is survived by a son - David E. Ruck of Wapakoneta; a daughter - Nancy Pierce of Garden City Beach, SC; and a grandson - Daniel E. Ruck. ...
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Victoria L. 'Vicky' Valenti

October 19, 1954 - April 29, 2016

Victoria L. 'Vicky' Valenti age, 61, of Lima died 5:05 a.m. Friday April 29, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Oct. 19, 1954 in Lima to the late Robert Eugene and Martha J. Wheeler Valenti. She was previously married to James R. From who survives in Lafayette. Vicky had been a homemaker and a member of St. Gerard's Parrish. Survivors include a daughter Heather L. (Phil)...
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Jacqueline S. 'Jackie' Burden

April 12, 1948 - April 29, 2016

Jacqueline S. "Jackie" Burden age 68, of Ada and formerly of Waynesfield died 6:10 p.m., Friday April 29, 2016 at University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1948 in Kenton, Ohio to the late James and Gladys Pate. She married Kerry Burden April 8, 1988, and he survives in Ada. Jackie enjoyed doing crafts, making quilts and baking. She had been a beautician and then a...
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LaVon Truesdale

September 21, 1924 - April 27, 2016

LaVon Truesdale, age 91, of Cridersville passed peacefully Wed. April 27, 2016 at 11:36 p.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Sept. 21, 1924 in Rossburg, Ohio to William and Bessie Bigham Hiestand. She married Roy Truesdale Aug. 10, 1983 and he survives in Cridersville. LaVon was previously married to Wayne Johnson who died in 1984. LaVon attended Harvest Baptist Church and enjoyed...
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Mary K. Gierhart

May 10, 1928 - April 21, 2016

Mary K. Gierhart, a lifelong resident of Cridersville, OH peacefully entered the arms of her Savior on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Chesterfield, MO. She was born May 10, 1928 in Cridersville to the late Marion Sanford and Flora Few Brown. She married the love of her life, Donald Eugene Gierhart on Feb. 2, 1947. He preceded her in death July 14, 1988. Mary spent the last 6 years in...
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LaJoie Carlton Hurlburt

September 29, 1926 - April 18, 2016

LaJoie Carlton Hurlburt, age 89 of Lima, died at 9:15 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 at his residence in Lima. He was born September 29, 1926 in Toledo, OH to the late Bernard LaJoie and Ethel Anspaugn Hurlburt. In December 1950 he married Joann Spencer who died December 17, 2010. Mr. Hurlburt was a retired equipment operator with the Allen County Engineers office and a U.S. Army World War II...
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Nicklaus Michael Barnett

December 29, 1994 - April 17, 2016

Nicklaus Michael Barnett (Nick) (Nicky B), age 21 of Lima, passed Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his home. He was born December 29, 1994 in Lima, Ohio; to Scott Thomas Barnett and Brenda Jean (Sutherland) Barnett, both survive of Lima. Nick had worked at Reineke Nissan and was a 2013 graduate of Shawnee High School. As a child he learned karate, showed horses in 4-H, and was on the Sherwood swim...
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Louis 'Louie" Johnson

January 6, 1928 - April 16, 2016

Louis (Louie) Johnson, age 88 of Lima, died at 6:19 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born January 6, 1928 to the late George and Victoria Temenoff. On October 18, 1952 he married Patricia A. Murphy, who survives. Louie retired from Ford Motor Company, was a farmer, and a U. S. Air Force Veteran. He enjoyed poker at the milk house and spoiling his grandkids....
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Dirk de Kok

March 30, 1935 - April 15, 2016

Dirk deKok, age 81 of Lima, died at 9:50 a.m., Friday, April 15, 20116 at Lost Creek Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 30, 1935 in Rotterda, Holland to the late Andries and Dirkje maria (Zevenhuizen) deKok. On April 3, 1960 he married Kay M. Binkley who died March 28, 2012. Surviving are one son: Tony (Mona) DeKock of Lima; two grandchildren: David (Tiffany Childress)...
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Leona Isabel Golden

April 7, 1918 - April 15, 2016

Leona Isabel Golden, age 98 died at 8:42 a.m., Friday, April 15, 2016 at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 7, 1918 in Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio; to the late Harvey B. and Effie Gross Frazier. On October 13, 1953 she married Adrian C. 'Abe' Golden who died February 6, 1984. Mrs. Golden was a homemaker and retired as a welder from Westinghouse Electric Corporation...
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Jerry Lee Wahlie

April 14, 2016

Jerry Lee Wahlie, 80, went into eternal rest on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his residence in Los Fresnos, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Wanda Wahlie, a son, Daniel Wahlie, a daughter Elizabeth Wahlie his 1st wife, Tamara Wahlie and a brother Joe Wahlie He was a United States Air Force Veteran. Jerry worked for Ford Motor Co. for 35 years in the engine...
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Marguerita 'Marge' Sprague

November 9, 1936 - April 12, 2016

Marguerita J. Sprague, age 79 of Lima and formerly of Buckland, died at 4:28 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born November 9, 1936 in Buckland, Ohio; the daughter of the late Robert and Thelma Eisley Bruner. On July 6, 1956 she married Ronald H. Sprague, who preceded her in death March 16, 2016. Marge had worked at Lima Memorial Hospital and area nursing...
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Elizabeth Roberts

June 16, 1937 - April 10, 2016

Elizabeth Roberts age 78, of Lima, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 6:49 p.m. surrounded by her family at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1937 to the late Oren Opal and Edna Cora Vest Cochran. She married Lenville Oscar Roberts Dec. 31, 1952 and he survives in Lima. Elizabeth had been a housekeeper for Lima Memorial Hospital and Lima Convelescent Home. She was a member...
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Kenneth R Emig

February 1, 1923 - April 9, 2016

Kenneth R. Emig, age 93, of Columbus, and formerly of Lima, died at 9.54 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, in Columbus. He was born February 1, 1923, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Edward L. and Rosetta Hager Emig. In 1942, Kenneth married Mary E. Klingler, who preceded him in death. On December 23, 1960, he married Mary E. Haver, who died June 22, 2016. Mr. Emig was a...
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Kenneth R. Emit

February 1, 1923 - April 9, 2016

Kenneth R. Emig, age 93, of Columbus, and formerly of Lima, died at 9.54 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, in Columbus. He was born February 1, 1923, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Edward L. and Rosetta Hager Emig. In 1942, Kenneth married Mary E. Klingler, who preceded him in death. On December 23, 1960, he married Mary E. Haver, who died June 22, 2016. Mr. Emig was a...
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Irene M. Steiner

August 24, 1920 - April 9, 2016

Irene Marie Steiner age 95, of Lima passed away peacefully, with family at her side at 12:24 a.m., Saturday April 9 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Aug. 24, 1920 in Lima to the late Harry and Elsie Faye Binkley Hodde. She married Herman M. Steiner in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1990. Irene had been a member of the Perry: Sewing Guild, Community Women's Club and Grange...
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Frank W. Heffner

November 21, 1926 - April 7, 2016

Frank W. Heffner, age 89 of Lima, died at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Shawnee Manor. He was born November 21, 1926 in Lima, Ohio; to the late Edgar and Sophia Leydorf Heffner. On June 24, 1950 he married Gladys "Joan" Wighaman, who survives. Mr. Heffner retired from BLH/Clark Equipment Company then went to work with the Shawnee School system. He was a U. S. Navy WW II and...
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Dixie Lee Downard

June 12, 1934 - April 5, 2016

Dixie Lee Downard age 81, of Lima died 5:47 p.m., Tuesday April 5, 2016. She was born June 12, 1934 in Allen County to the late Willard L. and Ruth E. Cordell Milbourn. She married John Wayne Downard May 23, 1954 who preceded her in death April 14, 1973. Dixie had been a certified nursing assistant for Lima Convalescent Home for 7 years. She was a lifetime Auxillian at Lima Memorial Hospital...
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Judy Lynn Sanchez

July 27, 1941 - April 4, 2016

Judy Lynn Bender Sanchez, age 74, of Lima passed away 11:20 p.m., April 4, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born July 27, 1941 in Bowling Green Ohio to the late Ralph Lee and Katherine Partlow Bender. She married Rudy L. Sanchez Sept. 22, 1962 and he preceded her in death June 20, 2015. Judy had attended Lima Senior High School and had worked at Greggs Department Store and retired from...
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Carl Eugene Lawrence

April 12, 1928 - April 2, 2016

Carl Eugene Lawrence, age 87 of Cridersville, died 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born April 12, 1928 in Cridersville to the late Fred and Edith Anderson Lawrence. On October 1, 1947 he married Helen M. Himes who died October 28, 2012. Carl worked two summers at the Lima Tank Depot in the summers of 1944 and 1945. Then with Nickel Plate...
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Linda Rae Carolus

February 20, 1942 - April 1, 2016

Linda Rae Carolus age 74, of Cridersville, passed into the loving arms of Jesus at 4:37 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born February 20, 1942 in Lima, Ohio. Linda was a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School and she retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 plus years of service. Linda will be lovingly remembered for her numerous acts of kindness,...
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Karen Sue Bilo

December 16, 1953 - March 26, 2016

Karen S. Bilo, age 62, of Lima died 10:54 p.m., Saturday March 26 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Dec. 16, 1953 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late William Hall and Mary Martha Heckler Reed. She married Michael D. 'Mike' Bilo and he survives in Lima. Karen had been a client service representative for Keybridge and had graduated from Lima Senior High School. She was an avid reader...
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Helen June Heckman

March 9, 1926 - March 23, 2016

Helen June Heckman, age 90, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Lost Creek Care Center. She was born March 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Melvin and Mildred Numbers Lanning. She was married to the late William Heckman for over 70 years. Helen was a homemaker. She was an avid painter of ceramics, which she shared many of her works with her kids, grandkids, and relatives. She is...
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Donald L. Coby

August 8, 1940 - March 23, 2016

Donald Coby, age 75 of Cridersville, died 9:40 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born August 8, 1940 in Darke County, Ohio; the son of the late Nelson Leroy 'Pete' and Gladys Bell Broderick Coby. On July 27, 1962 he married Mary Ann Heil, who survives. After retiring from ODOT, Don had worked at Hume Supply. He attended Hume United Methodist Church, was a...
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Harold Fredrick Cook, Sr.

December 1, 1931 - March 22, 2016

Harold Fredrick (Bud) Cook, Sr. succumbed to cancer in the early hours of Monday, March 22, 2016. He is survived by his four younger brothers, Robert, Floyd, Norman and Stanley Cook, by his two sons, H. Fred and Schuyler M. Cook and three stepdaughters, Linda Roof (Roger) Stiver, Lisa C. (Vic) Brigner, and Karen A. (Shane) Scott. Bud was born December 1, 1931 to Floyd and Elizabeth Cook of...
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