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David Alan Fox

January 29, 1945 - April 13, 2015

David Alan Fox, age 70, of Rockford, IL died 9:20 a.m., Monday April 13, 2015 at St. Anne's Rehab Center in Rockford. He was born Jan. 29, 1945 in Lima to the late Perry and Geraldine Stedke Fox. David was an aerospace electrical engineer for United Technology, formerly Westinghouse/Sunstrand. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers...
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Ethel Lee Sims

April 25, 1938 - April 12, 2015

Ethel Lee Sims, age 76, of Lima died 7:38 p.m., Sunday April 12, 2015 at Kindred Hospital. She was born April 25, 1938 in Tampa, Florida to the late John and Neva Sea Pinder. Ethel enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and talking on the phone. Survivors include her longtime companion Leslie Chambliss, children: Marylee Gindling of Springhill, FL, Karen (Charles) Bushey of Lima, Martin Gindling of...
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William Owen Stoody

April 9, 1921 - April 12, 2015

William Owen Stoody, age 94 of Pandora and formerly of Lima, died at 2:44 a.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health Systems E.R. He was born April 9, 1921 in near Columbus Grove, Ohio; the son of the late Owen Herbert and Zella Mae Green Stoody. On August 9, 1941 he married Velma Belle McKanna who died February 20, 2009. Mr. Stoody was a retired truck driver with C W Transport and...
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Louise A. Simpko

January 1, 1934 - April 12, 2015

Louise A. Simpko, age 81 of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. She was born January 1, 1934 to the late Howard and Dorothy Parker Bechdolt. On June 17, 1956 she married John Francis Simpko, Sr. who died November 29, 1977. Mrs. Simpko started in 1951 with the First National Bank, which became Bank One and then retired from Chase in 1996. She was a...
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Krystal Paige Pakkidis

September 19, 1990 - April 11, 2015

Krystal Paige Pakkidis, age 24 of Lima, died at 4:42 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born September 19, 1990 in Mission Hills, CA. She is the daughter of Antony S. and Lisa M. Claussen Pakkidis, who survive in Lima. Krystal had worked as a bartender. She will be remembered for her big, loving heart and helping others. She loved spending time with her...
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Arthur P Kenny, Jr.

September 18, 1920 - April 11, 2015

Arthur P. Kenny, Jr., age 94 of Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Auglaize Acres. He was born September 18, 1920 in Lima, Ohio; to the late Arthur P. and Mary Kathryn Schneider Kenny, Sr. On October 25, 1958 he married Wilma Marie Tippie who died July 14, 2007. Mr. Kenny was a retired machinist for 39 years with Lima Loco Works, Clark Equipment. He was a WW II U. S....
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Mary K. Kuehl

May 6, 1928 - April 11, 2015

Mary K. Kuehl, age 86 of Wapakoneta, died at 8: 37 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems surrounded by her family. She was born May 6, 1928 in Lima, Ohio; the daughter of the late Walter and Flossie Campbell Mertz. On March 18, 1950 she married Robert L. Kuehl, who survives in Wapakoneta. Mrs. Kuehl was a homemaker. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State...
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Joseph Lee McHugh

March 27, 1947 - April 11, 2015

Joseph L. McHugh, age 68 of Lima, died at 10:52 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at his residence in Lima. He was born March 27, 1947 in Ohio City; to the late Thomas and Luella McHugh. He was a retired truck driver and a Vietnam U.S. Marine Veteran. Survivors include 3 sons – Joseph (Belinda) McHugh, Jr. of Lima; Thomas McHugh of Lima; Jeff A. (Chrissy) McHugh of Van Wert; 2 daughters...
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Opal Mae Hinegardner

May 11, 1923 - April 8, 2015

Opal Mae (Laing) Hinegardner (known as "Grandma Chickie" to her grandkids) 91, died at 2:42 p.m., April 8, 2015, at her home with her sons at her bedside. She was born May 11, 1923, in Allen County to Charles and Glenna (Fickle) Laing, who preceded her in death. Opal worked at Westinghouse, Leader, Greggs, and Sears. Opal and Bill shared 69 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in...
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Doris Jean Turner

November 6, 1924 - April 1, 2015

Doris Jean Turner, age 90 of Columbus Grove, died 3:10 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Hilty Memorial Home. She was born November 6, 1924 in Columbus Grove to the late Hiram and Irene Doty Spallinger. On July 24, 1945 she married Charles F. Turner, who died October 31, 1992. Mrs. Turner was a homemaker and a member of the United Church of Christ in Columbus Grove. She was a member of...
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Richard A. Crist

May 31, 1947 - April 1, 2015

Richard A. Crist age 67, of St. Mary's, formerly of Wapakoneta and Alabama, died at 7:01 p.m., Wednesday April 1, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1947 in rural Harrod, Ohio to the late William and Pearl Ingledue Crist. Richard retired from Ford Motor Company and had served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moulton. He was a lifetime...
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Tracy A. Tippie

May 25, 1960 - March 31, 2015

Tracy A. Tippie, age 54, formerly of Wapakoneta, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was born May 25, 1960 in Lima, Ohio to Robert and Mary Schuler Gerstner. On June 3, 1978 she graduated from Wapakoneta Senior High School, and then on August 19, 1998 she married Kevin Tippie of Yoder in Wilmington, NC, who survives. She was preceded in death by her father and...
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Betty J. Miller

May 6, 1942 - March 31, 2015

Betty J. Miller 72, of Lima went to be with the Lord March 31st, 2015. She was surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was born May 6, 1942 in Ridgewood, Ohio to Leonard and Florence Collins Stratton who preceded her in death. Betty is survived by her husband, soul-mate and best friend Richard Miller for the past 50 years; daughter Pamela (Dale) Hempfling of Lima, Lonnie ...
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Lydia E. McElroy

August 6, 1932 - March 29, 2015

Lydia E. McElroy age 82 of Lima, died 2:55 a.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Lima Memorial. She was born Aug. 6, 1932 in Auglaize County to the late John Barnes and Beatrice (Holten) Fitzpatrick and adopted by the late Glen and Reo Copus. She was previously married to Ronald Freed, Sr. and Thomas W. McElroy who preceded her in death. She enjoyed roses, flowers, making fudge and candy, camping...
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Kelly E. Lange

February 11, 1972 - March 27, 2015

Kelly E. Lange, age 43, of Lakeview died 4:36 p.m. Friday March 27, 2015 at Mary Rutan Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1972 to the late Eugene W. and Juanita J. (John) Lange. Kelly had been a truck driver and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1991. Kelly will be long remembered as the host of Lange fest and the king of barbecue at family gatherings. He was an entrepreneur in pizza making...
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Harold Kadel Jordan

August 22, 1936 - March 22, 2015

Harold 'Kadel' Jordan age 78, of Russells Point died 3:30 p.m., Sunday March 22. He was born Aug. 22, 1936 in Huntington, WV to the late Ottis Lee and Nellie Mae Jackson Jordan. He married Della Bowsher Dec. 28, 1957 and she survives in Russells Point. Kadel had been the owner operator of Dixie Roller Rink for many years. He also worked as a machinist for Teledyne Ohio Steel and Superior...
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Evelyn M. Gray

April 13, 1912 - March 22, 2015

Evelyn M. Gray, age 102, of Waynesfield, died 7:20 p.m. at Auglaize Acres, Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was born April 13, 1912 to Clyde F. and Maude Hardin Murray, both parents preceded her in death. She married David C. Gray on August 8, 1934, he preceded her in death on January 12, 1996. Mrs. Gray was a school teacher for Waynesfield-Goshen Schools, and was a co-owner of Gray's Orange Barn....
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Betty L. Shock

September 27, 1929 - March 19, 2015

Betty L. Shock, age 85, of Cridersville died 8:37 p.m., March 19, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1929 in Allen County to the late Harley and Ruth Hadding Evans. She married Robert W. Shock, Sr. Oct. 1, 1948 and he survives in Cridersville . Mrs. Shock had been a homemaker. She was an Auxiliary member of V. F. W. Post 1275, American Legion Post 96, Am vets , Eagles...
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Joyce A. Kennedy

December 1, 1939 - March 16, 2015

Joyce A. Kennedy, age 75 of Waynesfield, died at 2:57 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health Care. She was born December 1, 1939 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio; the daughter of the late Levi and Loretta Prine Sanders. On May 19, 1956 she married Donald Gene Kennedy, who died March 24, 2006. Mrs. Kennedy had worked at Cridersville Health Care as a house keeper. She was a member of...
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Paul E. Krites

August 21, 1938 - March 15, 2015

Paul E. Krites, age 76, of Waynesfield died 2:25 a.m., Sunday March 15 at Cridersville Health Care. He was born Aug. 21, 1938 in Auglaize County to the late Kenneth and Grace Stiles Krites. He married Sheila N. Cox Nov. 3, 1962 and she survives in Uniopolis. Mr. Krites had been a machinist at DANA and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He had served in the U. S. Marine Corps. ...
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Rodney D. Lee

September 7, 1947 - March 13, 2015

Rodney D. Lee, age 67, of Lima died 1:30 a.m., Friday March 13 at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 7, 1947 in Lima to Robert Gene & Carol W. Lowry Lee. His mother survives in Lima. Mr. Lee graduated from Shawnee High School, enjoyed fishing, golfing and watching sports. He was an avid fan of OSU, Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Browns. Survivors include a daughter Rhonda...
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Bhanuben K Patel

June 1, 1947 - March 11, 2015

Bhanuben K. Patel, age 67, of Lima died 9:15 a.m., Wednesday at Lima Memorial. She was born June 1, 1947 in Gujrat, India to the late Dahyabahi and Kamhaben Patel. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
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Charles L. Campbell

December 25, 1941 - March 9, 2015

Charles L. Campbell, age 73, of Lima died 2:35 a.m. Monday March 9, 2015 at Kindred. He was born December 25, 1941 in North Baltimore, OH to the late Clifford and Bessie Williams Campbell, Sr. Mr. Campbell had been a chef for several local restaurants. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be missed by all. Survivors include a son: Charles 'Chuckie' Campbell. Jr. of Hicksville, 2...
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Clifford A. "Buzz" Law, Jr.

May 6, 1960 - March 8, 2015

Clifford A. 'Buzz' Law, Jr., age 79 of Cridersville, died at 12:10 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. He was born May 26, 1935 in Lima, Ohio; the son of the late Clifford A. and Mildred M. Phalen Law, Sr., who proceed him in death. On February 6, 1960 he married Charlotte A. Johnson, who survives in Cridersville. Mr. Law had been working the Cridersville Super...
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Charles James "Chuck" Epps

December 14, 1945 - March 7, 2015

Charles James 'Chuck' Epps, age 69 of Wapakoneta and formerly of Cridersville, died at 4:10 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1945 in Bellefontaine, Ohio; the son of the late Forrest and Betty Dean Ford Epps. On December 30, 1967, he married Karen Muzleski, who survives in Wapakoneta. Mr. Epps worked over 43 years with Century Link...
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Harold E. Slygh, Jr.

March 15, 1948 - March 7, 2015

Harold E. Slygh, Jr., age 66 of Lima, died at 4:12 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Richland Manor. He was born March 15, 1948 in Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio; the son of the late Harold E. and Christine Williamson Slygh, Sr. Mr. Slygh was a long haul truck driver and a 1966 graduate of Ottawa Glandorf High School. Survivors include the mother of his children – Paula Anderson of Lima; a...
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Rhiannon Renee Rhoads

January 5, 1977 - March 6, 2015

Rhiannon Renee Rhoads, age 38 of Lima, died Friday, March 6, 2015. She was born January 5, 1977 in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of John M. Rhoads and Karen S. Snider. Rhiannon worked at Voith Industrial Services and was a member of Rousculp Church of Christ. Survivors include her mother and step father – Karen Sue (Dale) Douglas of Lima; her father and step mother – John M. (Dania) Rhoads of...
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Patricia L. Pat Webb

July 17, 1929 - March 6, 2015

Patricia L. 'Pat' Webb, age 85, of Uniopolis died 12:03 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 at Lima Memorial. She was born July 17, 1929 in Van Wert County to the late Earnest M. and Leona P. Baxter Zinn. She married Ronald H. 'Curly' Webb Oct. 15, 1948 and he survives in Uniopolis. Pat was a member of Uniopolis United Methodist Church and had been active in the church as well as the community. She...
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Robert L. Rob Wells

February 11, 1954 - March 5, 2015

Robert L. Wells age 61, of Cridersville died at his residence Tuesday March 5, 2015. He was born Feb. 11, 1954 in Lima to Carl Arthur and Catherine Juanita Mowery Wells. He married Kathleen K. 'Katie' Kennedy and she survives in Lima. He had been a car inspector for CSX Railroad. Additional survivors include 2 brothers: Charles A. (Susan) Wells and Larry A. (Barbara) Wells both of Florida...
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Mabel Marie Lewis

July 27, 1919 - March 5, 2015

Mabel Marie (Fantz) Lewis, 95, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:35 a.m., at Otterbein Cridersville Skilled Nursing Facility of complications following a broken hip. She was born July 27, 1919 in Hume, Ohio to Jacob and Odessa (Bowsher) Fantz, and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1937. On November 25, 1939 she married James O. Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers...
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Tom Sproul

May 13, 1946 - March 4, 2015

Thomas L. 'Tom' Sproul, age 68, of Lima died 12:46 p.m., Wed. March 4, 2015 in Novi, Michigan. He was born May 13, 1946 in Lima to late Charles Everett and Mildred T. Markley Sproul. Tom had been a lease manager for Timmerman Ford, Bixel Ford and Bob Dunn Ford. He had a commercial real estate license and was a local businessman. He enjoyed going to car shows and races with family and friends....
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Joan M. Hunt

August 17, 1924 - March 2, 2015

Joan Hunt, age 90, passed away on Monday march 2 at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village, Monroe, Ohio. She was born August 17, 1924 in Lima to Owen and Martha Moran who preceded her in death. Joan met Roger Hunt while both working at the Lima News after Roger returned from the Army after World War II. On June 22, 1946 they were married and he preceded her in death February 5, 2005. After...
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Edith A. Miller

June 23, 1930 - February 22, 2015

Edith A. Miller, age 84 of Cridersville, died at 10:40 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Cridersville Health Care. She was born June 23, 1930 in Defiance Township, Ohio; the daughter of the late William E. and Edith M. Minge Chilcote. On November 2, 1946 she married Edward E. Miller, who died January 3, 2014. Mrs. Miller retired as head cashier from Pangles Grocery. She was a member of...
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Ronald N. McClung

November 15, 1937 - February 19, 2015

Ronald N. McClung, 77, of Lima died Feb. 19, at 2:19 p.m. at home surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 15, 1937 to the late Herman B. and Blanche M. Layman McClung. Ronnie married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Ann Keyes, Dec. 27, 1959 in Clarksburg, WV after an 8 year courtship. They just celebrated their 55th anniversary. Ron was a veteran, serving in the National Guard and Army. ...
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Edward Thomas Donley

August 29, 1950 - February 16, 2015

Edward "Ed" Thomas Donley age 64, of Lima died 2:40 p.m. Monday at his residence. He was born August 29, 1950 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Elwood Edward and Mildred Brown Donley, his father is deceased and his mother resides in St. Clairsville, OH. He married Patricia "Pattie" Irwin November 27, 1971 and she survives in Lima. Edward had been a fork lift operator for General Dynamics where he...
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Harvey L. Hefner

October 16, 1924 - February 11, 2015

Harvey L. Hefner age 90, of Cridersville died 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Oct. 16, 1924 in Perry Twp., Allen County to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Mowery Hefner. He married Flogean O. 'Jean' Sellers June 1, 1947 and she survives in Cridersville. Harvey had been the owner operator of Hefner Service Center in Lima and was a life member of V. F. W. Post 1275. ...
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Oletha E. McRitchie

October 19, 1915 - February 8, 2015

Oletha E. McRitchie age 99, of Lima died 6:14 p.m., at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Oct. 19, 1915 in Allen County to the late Charles David and Ethel A. Smith Ritchie. She married Frank R. McRitchie Sept. 29, 1935 and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1998. Mrs. McRitchie had worked at Greggs for 32 years and been a docent at the Allen County Museum for 10. She was a member of...
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Arven L. Spence

March 16, 1933 - February 8, 2015

Arven L. Spence, age 81 of Rushsylvania, died at 7:20 a.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015 at his home after a brief illness. He was born March 16, 1933 in McComb, Ohio to the late Samuel O. and Mabel J. Pfoust Spence. He was formerly married to Mary Lynn Kopp Spence Hunt, who is deceased and then on April 27, 1972 he married Emma Skidmore Schrader. He is survived by children - Michael W. (Mary)...
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Nan B. Shade

April 22, 1931 - February 7, 2015

Nan B. Shade age 83, of Delphos, died 8:45 a.m. Feb. 7 at Brookdale Place, Englewood. She was born April 22, 1931 in Cecil, OH to the late Robert F. and Erma Martin Barnhard. She married Merlin E. Shade Aug. 19, 1951 and he preceded her in death Sept. 20, 2013. Mrs. Shade had been a teacher with Delphos Public Schools and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Delphos. She graduated...
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Thomas 'Ted' Wilson

September 16, 1938 - February 7, 2015

Thomas T. 'Ted' Wilson, age 76 of Cridersville, died at 8:28 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Kindred of Lima. He had suffered with COPD and Emphysema for several years, and it finally took his life. He was born September 16, 1938 in New Boston, Ohio; the son of the late Thomas Alexander Wilson and Georgia Edna Throckmorton Wilson Arick. On June 26th, 2013 he married his best friend and...
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Marie Catherine Carter

October 5, 1926 - February 6, 2015

Marie Catherine Carter, age 88 of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:59 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born October 5, 1926 in Timberville, Virginia; the daughter of the late Odes Oren and Vesta Murl Wine Lam. On March 20, 1948 she married Ira Homer Carter, who died June 22, 1992. After graduating high school, Marie went to work as a clerk with the FBI. She...
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Agnes Irene Golden

July 23, 1922 - January 31, 2015

Agnes I. Golden age 92, of Cridersville died 4:15 p.m., Saturday at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born July 23, 1922 in Allen County to the late Andrew Franklin and Merlie Valeria Thompson Hinkle. She married Robert Asa Golden Nov. 13, 1944 and he preceded her in death March 12, 1996. Mrs. Golden was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and belonged to Ruth Circle and the Hospitality...
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Lori Lee Coulter

April 6, 1966 - January 31, 2015

Lori Lee Coulter age 48, of Wapak, died 1:17 a.m., Sat. at Lima Memorial ER. She was born April 6, 1966 in Lima to Fredric James and Linda Carol Wilson Wheeler. She married Gary Coulter who survives in Wapak. Lori had been a self-employed cake decorator who had also worked at a few bakeries, including Dave's Market in Cridersville. She was very involved in boy scouts for her sons and was a...
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Bill Penland

November 22, 1937 - January 29, 2015

Bill Penland, age 78 of Lima, passed peacefully in his home, at 6:05 a.m. He was born November 22, 1937 in Knox County, Kentucky. He was the son of Oscar P. and Eula Vee Lake Penland, raised by J.C. Penland and Jessie (Golden) Penland, all of whom preceded him in death. On June 5, 1963 he married his best friend, love of his life, Sharon Sue Margraves, who survives in Lima. Bill retired from...
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Damion Lee Joseph

August 3, 2001 - January 28, 2015

Damion Lee Joseph, age 13 of Lima, died at 6:40 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Dayton Children's Hospital. He was born August 3, 2001 in Lima, Ohio. His parents, Triniti and Sarah Joseph Bundy survive in Lima. He was a student at Liberty Christian School and a member of the Family of Faith Church in Lima. He was a Cincinnati Bengals fan, loved music and tinkering with cars. He will be...
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James G. Pinks

December 22, 1944 - January 26, 2015

James G. Pinks, age 70, of Carey died 10:06 p.m., Monday Jan. 26 at Blanchard Valley Hospice. He was born Dec. 22, 1944 in Royalton, KY to the late Dewey and Gracie Allen Pinks. Mr. Pinks had been a tree trimmer and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam. Survivors include 2 sons: Jimmy (Carmen) Pinks and Ferlin (Terri) Pinks both of Harrod, a brother: Philip (Janet) Pinks of...
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Brian Foust

December 23, 1964 - January 25, 2015

Brian went to be with his sister, Ida and brother, Frank and the Lord late Sunday night, January 25th. After being diagnosed with AML Leukemia in 2012, and a successful bone marrow transplant in 2014, a sudden illness was a bigger fight than he was ready for. He was born December 23, 1964 to Frances (Shoemaker) Foust and Franklin Foust, who survive. Also surviving is: his daughter, Kaylin ...
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Sandra Grace Miller

January 7, 1935 - January 24, 2015

Sandra G. Miller, age 80 of Lima, died at 1:28 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her home. She was born January 7, 1935 in Elyria, Ohio to Edwin and Wilma Gratz Sharpe who preceded her in death. She married Charles E. Miller, Sr. on June 21, 1950, who died June 13, 2002. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and retired from MCL Cafeteria where she was known as the "Pie Lady". She was a member of the...
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Stacy Lee Fisher

July 15, 1966 - January 23, 2015

Stacy Lee Fisher, age 48, of Troy died suddenly, Friday Jan. 23. She was born in Lima on July 15, 1966 to Gail Marie Fisher who preceded her in death. Stacy graduated from Sandusky High School and had been a nurse aid. Survivors include a daughter Allecia Sawmiller of Troy, uncles John (Debi) Fisher of Cridersville, Bill (Kim) Fisher of Wapakoneta, Rick Fisher of Cridersville, Michael ...
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Ronald Matthew DeVita

January 9, 1943 - January 22, 2015

Ronald Matthew DeVita, age 72 of Lima, died at 5:18 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center's Emergency Room. He was born January 9, 1943 in Lima, Ohio; to the late Matthew James DeVita and Dorothy Rose Eilerman DeVita Clement. Mr. DeVita was an U. S. Marine and retired truck driver with Air Gas. He is survived by 3 daughters; Melissa Masters of Cincinnati, Shannon...
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Kathryn 'Kate' Bice

May 23, 1933 - January 22, 2015

Kathryn E. "Kate" Bice, age 81of Cridersville, died at 8:28 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born May 23, 1933 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Lois Corolus Henry. On June 1, 1952 she married Richard D. Bice, who died December 15, 1995. Mrs. Bice was owner and operator of R & K Sales, upholstery shop in...
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Adolfo 'Doc' Vasquez

February 8, 1925 - January 22, 2015

Adolfo 'Doc' Vasquez age 89, of Lima died 8:55 p.m., Thursday Jan. 22, 2015 at Shawnee Manor. He was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Waxahachie, TX to Hipolito 'Pete' and Mercedes Rosalez Vasquez. He married Velma Julia Kortier who preceded him in death Oct. 8, 2008 and Elizabeth Nance who predeceased him Feb. 20, 2005. Doc served in the U.S. Navy, worked as a trackman on the railroad, ...
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Richard 'Dick' Sprague

September 27, 1923 - January 17, 2015

Richard E. (Dick) Sprague, 91, of Hudson, Florida, died Saturday, January 17th, 2015 @Bayonet Point Hospital. Born 9-27-23 in Crestline, Ohio to Fern and Jett Sprague who preceded him in death. He married Dondaleen Houseworth on December 24th, 1945, who also preceded in death March 21st, 1959. Mr. Sprague served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as a machinist petty officer 1st class. He was...
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Richard D. Stude

July 30, 1937 - January 17, 2015

Richard D. Stude, age 77 of Lima, died at 11:15 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born July 30, 1937 in New York; the son of the late Henry and Erva Futhmuller Stude. On June 17, 1961 he married Barbara Marie DeBevoise, who died January 15, 2008. Mr. Stude retired from C & G Distributors and then went to work at Walmart, Tom Ahl Dealerships, and...
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Francis Wm. 'Bill' Burtchin

October 25, 1924 - January 17, 2015

Francis William 'Bill' Burtchin, age 90 of Lima, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:24 p.m., at his home. He was born October 25, 1924 in Logan Township, Auglaize County, Ohio; the son of the late Harry A. and Clara M. Bowsher Burtchin. On November 23, 1947 he married Joan Evon Stover, who died November 10, 1995. Mr. Burtchin retired in 1990 from Russell Orchard Company. He was a U.S. Army...
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Brett Eric Frymyer

June 14, 1968 - January 15, 2015

Brett Eric Frymyer, age 46 of Lima went to be with Jesus January 15, 2015. He was born June 14,1968 to Rick Frymyer and Sharon (Sauer) Zupan. He attended Shawnee and Elida High School. He received several pins for wrestling and medals for track. He worked at Nelson Packing Company. He is survived by his brother Jarrett Gibbs, a son Colten Daniel Frymyer and a sister Ericka Frymyer....
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Linda Sue Shaw

May 5, 1954 - January 12, 2015

Linda Sue Shaw, age 60 of Lima, died at 10:09 p.m., Monday, at her residence. She was born May 5, 1954 in Fayetteville, NC; the daughter of the late Robert and Bernice Carden Garret. Linda was a homemaker and had worked in quality control with a distributor of General Motors. She was a member of the Lima First Assembly of God and the Eagles Lodge #370 of Lima. She loved her family dearly...
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Norma Jean Stechman

April 28, 1929 - January 11, 2015

Norma Jean Stechman age 85, of Cridersville died 7:28 p.m., Sunday Jan. 11 at Lima Memorial. She was born April 28, 1929 in Bond Co, IL to the late Carlos and Esther Perkins Caylor. She married Norman Lynn Stechman April 25, 1948 and he preceded her in death March 16, 2002. Jean had been a homemaker and member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed many years of bowling at Astro...
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Lois M. Fisher

July 23, 1918 - January 11, 2015

Lois M. Fisher 96, of Cridersville, passed away 12:50 a.m. on January 11, 2015 at Cridersville Health Care Center. She was born July 23, 1918 in Lima, Ohio to the late George Purl and Rose (Norman) Bowers. On January 16, 1943 she married Harold Thomas who died on August 20, 1944. She was married to Brice Crumrine from February 24, 1949 to March 15, 1956. On March 12, 1959 she married Marion L. ...
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Elwood Sonny Boop

September 7, 1926 - January 9, 2015

Elwood "Sonny" Boop age 88, of Lima, died 11:45 a.m., Friday Jan. 9 at his residence. He was born Sept. 7, 1926 to the late George Jacob and Anna Mae Harshbarger Boop. He married Eleaner I. "Hepsi" Davis Nov. 13, 1948 and she preceded him in death Jan. 28, 2009. Mr. Boop was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and had served in the U.S Navy during WW II. He was a member of the American Legion...
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Ronald G. Lowry

April 7, 1960 - January 7, 2015

Ronald G. Lowry, age 54 of Huntsville and formerly of Cridersville, died at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 7, 1960 in Lima, Ohio. He is the son of Gordon Robert and Carol Ann Keller Lowry, who survive in Cridersville. On November 24, 2014 he married Julie Lee Osbun Taylor, who survives in Huntsville. Ron graduated from Wapakoneta...
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John L. Miller, Jr.

May 23, 1930 - January 4, 2015

John L. Miller, Jr., age 84, of Lima died 2:38 p.m., Sunday Jan. 4 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born May 23, 1930 in Lima to the late John Lawrence and Pearl Arizona Roberts Miller. He married Barbara Ann Williams Dec. 26, 1951 and she survives in Lima. Mr. Miller had pastored Abundant Life Temple for 45 years, had been a home builder, machinist at Clark Equipment Co. and co-founder...
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H. James Ingledue

September 3, 1935 - January 4, 2015

H. James 'Jim' Ingledue, age 79 of Lima, died at 6:07 a.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Lima Manor. He was born September 3, 1935 in Lima, Ohio; the son of the late Harry Thomas and Lucille Lones Ingledue. On May 30, 1958 he married Karen Boroff, who survives. Mr. Ingledue retired in 1997 after 38 years as an electrician with Superior Coach. After graduating in 1953 from Lima South High...
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Ronald Dean Finch

May 16, 1948 - January 2, 2015

Ronald D. Finch Ronald D. Finch, age 66 of Cridersville, died at 1: 48 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born May 16, 1948; to Mark Twain and Virginia Binkley Finch, Jr. who preceded him in death. Mr. Finch was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Survivors also include 2 sons – Corey (Jennifer)...
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Iola E. Young

July 19, 1933 - January 2, 2015

Iola E. Young age 81, of Waynesfield died 4:30 a.m., Friday Jan. 2 at Wapak Manor. She was born July 19, 1933 in Lima to the late Earl Addison and Margarette Pearl Haines Githens. She married Orville Jackson Young Sept. 1, 1957 and he preceded her in death April 18, 1994. Mrs. Young had been a homemaker and enjoyed drawing, embroidering and loved animals. Survivors include a son: Clifford D....
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Jeffery H. "Jeff" Blair

April 3, 1965 - January 1, 2015

Jeffery H. 'Jeff' Blair Jeffery H. 'Jeff' Blair, age 49 of Wapakoneta, formerly of Lima, died at 12:05 a.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015 at his home. He was born April 3, 1965 in Lima, Ohio; to Reed A. and Normalee Jordan Blair who preceded him in death. On November 10, 1995 he married Traci M. Flinn, who survives in Wapakoneta. Mr. Blair had worked as a security guard at Initial Security...
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Juanita M. Zwiebel

February 17, 1928 - December 30, 2014

Juanita M. Zwiebel, age 86 of Lima, died at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home. She was born February 17, 1928 in Lima, Ohio; the daughter of the late Hollis W. and Edith B. Law Clark. On June 11, 1949 she married Everett B. "Bud" Zwiebel, who died February 16, 2003. Mrs. Zwiebel was a homemaker and had worked as a beautician with Saums Beauty Shop in Lima....
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Frederick 'Rick' Johnson

November 19, 1952 - December 30, 2014

Frederick M. "Rick" Johnson, age 62 of Lima, died at 6:19 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born November 19, 1952 in Hardin County, Ohio; the son of the late Edward Daniel and Wilma Mae (Benjamin) Johnson. On June 15, 1985 he married Collette Y. Cooper, who survives in Lima. Other survivors include – 3 daughters – Sandy Mae Johnson Scott of FL; Cheree...
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Carlos Barker, Jr.

April 11, 1969 - December 28, 2014

Carlos Barker, Jr., age 45 of Cincinnati and formerly of Lima, died Sunday morning, December 28, 2014 in Lima. He was born April 11, 1969 in Allen County, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father – Carlos Barker, Sr. and his mother and step father – Sandra (George) Stebleton. He is survived by 2 sisters – Rebecca (Jim) Ingledue of Cincinnati; Candy Boop of Cridersville; a brother –...
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Eldon E. Miller

February 23, 1925 - December 26, 2014

Eldon E. Miller, age 89, went home to be with the Lord, 6:40 a.m., Friday, December 26, 2014. He was born February 23, 1925 in Lima, Ohio; the son of the late John Lawrence and Pearl Arizona Roberts Miller. He married Marian Parker, who survives in Lima. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran, proudly serving during World War II on the USS Butler. After his time in the Navy, he worked construction with...
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Xavier Matthew Boop

December 19, 2014 - December 19, 2014

Xavier Matthew Boop, stillborn, from Wapakoneta born December 19, 2014 to Benny R. Boop and Nikia Flanigan. Survivors include: brothers: Aryan, Calen, Tristen and Zaiden Boop and sisters: Madison Flanigan and Myla Nicole Boop, maternal grandparents: James and Pamela Flanigan and paternal grandparents: Ted and Marlene Boop. Private family services have been held.
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Guenter Immel

May 27, 1934 - December 16, 2014

Guenter Immel, age 80, of Lima died 5:48 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born May 27, 1934 in Siegen, Germany to the late Edward and Emma Sweisfurth Immel. He married Norma Lee Caudill Sept. 15, 1990 and she preceded him in death Oct. 24, 2009. Mr. Immel had retired from Ingersol Rand and Whemco where he had been an engineer. He was a member of the Moose Lodge...
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Betty Lou Davis

July 28, 1931 - December 16, 2014

Betty Lou Davis age 83, of Cridersville died 12:20 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 16 at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born July 28, 1931 in Marion, OH to the late Lowell A. and Lelah M. Eberhart Cook. She married Rev. Richard E. Davis Sept. 4, 1948 and he preceded her in death May of 1990. Mrs. Davis had been a homemaker and a secretary for Eastside Insurance, Lima and Ansley Insurance, Kenton. She was...
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Mary Evelyn Webb

April 23, 1925 - December 16, 2014

Mary Evelyn Webb age 89, of Uniopolis, died 8:05 a.m., Dec. 16 at her home. She was born April 23, 1925 in Uniopolis to the late Alva Barton and Ellen Evalena 'Evie' Smith Bowman. She married Donald Eugene Webb Sept. 16, 1945 and he survives in Uniopolis. Mary had been an office manager and bookkeeper for Christie Equipment in Lima and Spencerville Impliment. She was a member of Uniopolis...
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Homer Lee Lawson

March 29, 1938 - December 10, 2014

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville Homer L. Lawson age 72, of Lima died 11:43 p.m., Wed. Dec. 10 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born March 29, 1938 in Clasplint, KY to the late Ike and Pearl Verine Hawkins Lawson. Mr. Lawson had been a cook and had been a clerk at Clark Equipment. He loved flowers, cooking and making candies and cookies for Christmas and spending time with his...
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James L Reis

May 14, 1959 - December 8, 2014

James L. Reis age 55, of Lima died 9:58 p.m., Monday Dec. 8 16 St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born May 14, 1959 to the late James and Marian Anetta Hutchison Reis. He married Nancy Griffith Oct. 3, 1981 and she survives in Lima. Jimmie had been general manager of East of Chicago Pizza. Additional survivors include 3 sons: Ronald (Amy) Griffith, Sr., John Reis and Anthony Reis all of Lima,...
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Martha Jane Arey Moore Wheeler

February 15, 1927 - December 7, 2014

Martha Jane Arey Moore Wheeler, age 87, of Cridersville died 5:35 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born Feb. 15, 1927 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Raleigh and Addie Isabel Morrison Arey. She married Robert Wheeler, Sr. Aug. 6, 1971 and he survives in Cridersville. Mrs. Wheeler had worked as a server for Holiday Inn Lima for several years and most...
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Lance Ryan West

February 14, 1969 - December 4, 2014

Lance Ryan West, age 45 of Lima, went to be with Jesus at 7:34 p.m., Thursday, surrounded by his family. He was born February 14, 1969 in Lima, Ohio; the son of Dave and Barb Ridenour West. Lance was a member of the Shawnee Alliance Church and worked 10 plus years at Pathology Labs. He graduated from Marimor School and will be forever remembered for his love of family, friends, and living for...
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Carolyn Jean Rogers

January 5, 1931 - November 27, 2014

Carolyn Jean Rogers, age 83, of Lima died 9 a.m. Thursday Nov. 27 at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1931 in Lima to the late Lester A. and Florence K. Stegman Fox. She married Kenneth Paul Rogers April 11, 1953 and he preceded her in death Aug. 1, 1997. Mrs. Rogers had been a secretary for Vistron and SOHIO Chemical. She was a member of Westside United Methodist Church and graduated from...
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Lana Jo Morris

January 5, 1957 - November 21, 2014

Lana Jo Morris, age 57, of Lima died Nov. 21, 2014 at Lima Memorial. She was born Jan. 5, 1957 in Lima to the late John Paul and Dorothy Bell Weaver Scott. She married James Price Morris and he preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2007. Mrs. Morris had been a homemaker and was a former member of American Legion Post 96 Auxillary. Survivors include a son: Chad Morris Keysor of Findlay, a daughter: ...
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Mary M. Green

November 27, 1925 - November 20, 2014

Mary M. Green age 88, of Lima went home to be with her Lord at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Chilocothe, OH to the late Elza and Clara Mae Hattery Carmean. She married Fred Spence Green July 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1997. Mrs. Green had been a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening singing church hymns and spoiling 4...
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Bill G. Knoch

November 19, 1933 - November 19, 2014

Bill G. Knoch, age 81 of Uniopolis, died at 2:39 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born November 19, 1933 in Auglaize County; the son of the late Clay W. and Anna Catherine (Morris) Knoch. He married Audrey Evelyn Fox on August 7, 1954, who survives. Mr. Knoch was a retired truck driver with H.S. Davies, Scott Lad, and Roundy's, and was a member of...
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Steven Fike

June 20, 1949 - November 18, 2014

Steven Fike, age 65, of Lima Died Tuesday at this residence. He was born June 20, 1949 to Richard and Delores Fike. His father preceded him in death Nov. 22, 2012. Mr. Fike had worked for the Lima News delivering the sale inserts. Additional survivors include 2 brothers: Richard A. (Sue) Fike of Vero Beach, FL and Gregory (Laura) Fike of Cridersville, a sister: Deborah (Tom) McDiarmid of...
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Paul Arthur Leidel

November 17, 2014

Paul Arthur Leidel, passed away at St. Rita's Medical Center on November 17, 2014. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart. Following the war, he graduated from Kent State University and enjoyed a long career at the Caldwell and Bloor Pharmacy Company. He was a loving father and husband who loved God with all of his heart. He is survived by his wife of 35...
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Frances Jane Schenz

March 12, 1929 - November 16, 2014

Frances Jane Schenz, age 85 of Cridersville, died at 7:10 a.m., Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Cridersville Health Care. She was born March 12, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late William Carl and Nellie Lucille Jones Sells. On October 31, 1948 she married Leonard Paul Schenz, who survives. Mrs. Schenz had worked for 20 years as a real estate agent and 10 years in the fashion retail business...
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Marvel Elizabeth Gulcher

November 12, 1921 - November 15, 2014

Marvel Elizabeth "Betty" (Whitmer) Gulcher, age 93, died on 15 November 2014 in Lima, Ohio, at the Wyngate Senior Living Community. Betty was born 12 November 1921 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Albert Clifford Whitmer and Marvel Amelia Rachel Ann (Walklet) Whitmer. She moved with her parents to Nashville, Tennessee, for a couple of years, and finally to Columbus, Ohio, where she grew up. She...
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Melvin E., Hiller

October 26, 1938 - November 13, 2014

Melvin E. Hiller, age 76, of Lima died 5:00 p.m., Thursday November 13 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Oct. 26, 1938 in Courtright, Ontario to the late Wilbert Horatio and Gertie Louisa Ward Hiller. He married Karen Michael May 12, 1962 and she survives in Lima. Mr. Hiller served in the U.S. Navy during Korea and was a member of the American Legion and the V. F. W. He retired from...
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Paul R. Rapp

November 3, 1919 - November 10, 2014

Paul R. Rapp, age 95 of Cridersville, died at 11:46 a.m., Monday, November 10, 2014 at Cridersville Health Care. He was born November 3, 1919 in Hardin County, Ohio; the son of the late John George and Myrtle Rado Dille Rapp. On September 18, 1941 he married Myrtle Lauretta Marquis, who died May 26, 2009. Mr. Rapp retired from Superior Coach Corporation where he received the twenty year, 1976...
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Richard W. 'Bill' Wiswell

October 1, 1941 - November 8, 2014

Richard W. 'Bill' Wiswell, age 73, of Westminster died 6:38 a.m., Saturday Nov. 8 at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1941 in Allen County to the late Oliver Milton and Gladys Marie Powell Wiswell. He married Liliane M. Losa who preceded him in death Nov. 2, 2003 and he married Ann Archer March 4, 2005 and she survives in Westminster. Bill had been and electrician and master plumber. He was a...
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Walter W. "Bill" Harshman

February 24, 1946 - November 6, 2014

Walter W. "Bill" Harshman, age 68, of Cridersville died 12:55 p.m., at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born to the late Walter M. and Ilo Della Winget Harshman Feb. 24, 1946 in Lima, Ohio. He married Janet Marie Casto Oct. 5, 1969 and she preceded him in death Sept. 15, 2000. Mr. Harshman had been a custodian with Shawnee Schools and was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and...
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Catherine Kate Wells

October 19, 1922 - November 5, 2014

Catherine J. 'Kate' Wells, age 92 of Cridersville, died at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Lima Memorial Health Care System. She was born October 19, 1922 in Bellefontaine, Ohio; the daughter of the late Alva Leroy and Clara M. Dell Mowrey. On June 15, 1941 she married Carl Arthur Wells who died August 7, 1988. Kate retired from General Dynamics and had previously worked at Clark...
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Linda K. Parton

October 27, 1943 - November 4, 2014

Linda K. Parton, age 71, of Cridersville, died at her residence Tuesday morning. She was born Oct. 27, 1943 to the late Herman J. and Laura May Ellis Braun. MS Parton had been a Federal Mediator for SEIU and a Doula nursing assistant. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, board member of the YMCA, Leadership of Oak Ridge, TN and enjoyed traveling. She was a beloved sister, mother...
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Lillis C. Hemphill

June 28, 1920 - November 2, 2014

Lillis C. Hemphill, age 94 of Waynesfield, died at 12:27 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Lima Memorial Health Systems E.O.R. She was born June 29, 1920 in Auglaize County, to the late Marvin and Jane Horn Harrod. On February 1, 1947 she married Bernard Hemphill who died August 22, 1989. Mrs. Hemphill was a homemaker and a member of the Auglaize County Senior Citizens. Hobbies included...
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Denise J. Fischer

May 31, 1954 - October 30, 2014

Denise J. Fischer, age 60 died at St. Rita's Medical Center on October 30, 2014. She was born May 31, 1954 in Mansfield, Ohio to Dennis F. Walker of Wapakoneta, Ohio and Lena Josephine D'Emilio who preceded her in death. She married her loving husband Joseph Albert Fischer on September 17, 1984. She graduated in 1972 from Wapakoneta High School. She worked for Fisher Cheese, Celina Group...
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Wavalene 'Wavey' Miller

March 4, 1948 - October 20, 2014

Wavalene 'Wavey' Miller, age 66 of Wapakoneta died at 11:38 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014 at Lima Memorial Health System's emergency room. She was born March 4, 1948 in Lima, Ohio to Robert Eugene and Annabelle Place Bowsher. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. On May 18, 1974 she married Richard Eugene Miller who died September 15, 2014. Mrs. Miller...
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Louetta McGue

March 17, 1954 - October 20, 2014

Louetta McGue, age 60 of Lima, died at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born March 17, 1954 in Lackey, Kentucky to the late Jack and Bertha Phillips Hatfield. On March 16, 2012 she married Thomas G. McGue, who survives. Mrs. McGue was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. Her favorite hobby was working in the garden with her flowers and making...
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Bessie M. Brooks

August 29, 1925 - October 17, 2014

>Bessie M Brooks, age 89, of Waynesfield, Ohio, passed away October 17, 2014, at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born in Ingram, KY on August 29, 1925, to Rufus and Eliza Begley Goodin, who preceeded her in death. On January 17, 1947, she married Robert L Brooks, who died in June, 1977. > >Bessie had worked at DWG Cigar Factory, Artex Hobby Products, and Warner Swasey. She was a member of Lima...
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Franklin D. Melton

April 28, 1934 - October 14, 2014

Franklin D. Melton age 80, of Lima died 2:23 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 14 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1934 in Calumet City, IL to the late Lester and Virginia Shields Melton. He married Sylvia Buswell March 8, 1956 in Nashua, NH and she survives in Lima. Mr. Melton graduated from Hammond Technical Vocational High School and attended Davenport College. He had worked for BP...
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Daniel L. Bales

April 15, 1955 - October 12, 2014

Daniel L. Bales age 59, of Columbus died Sunday Oct. 12 at his residence. He was born April 15, 1955 in Lima to the late James Marcus and Lorraine Schipper Bales. He married Jody Ann Vanbuskirk and she preceded him in death July 1, 2013. He was a 1974 graduate of Lima Senior High School. As a young adult, Mr. Bales was locally well known Motocross racer. From there he trained to become a...
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Giles 'POPS' DuBois

May 4, 1928 - October 10, 2014

Giles E. DuBois, 86, of Lima died 2:00 a.m., Friday Oct. 10. He was born May 4, 1928 in Cridersville, Ohio to the late Virgil and Beulah Roser DuBois. He married Norma Jean Werner June 12, 1955 and she survives in Lima. He retired from the Allen County Engineer's Department where he had been a supervisor in the Paint Department. He had volunteered at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and enjoyed...
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