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“Tracey and Jill my sincere condolences to you guys regarding the passing of your dad Jim. It was only today that I was informed that your dad has...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jeffrey Harmon - Macomb, MI

“Our sympathy to the family of Jim Hower. Sharon & Jim Crouse, Apache Junction, AZ ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“condolences to the Hower family RIP Jimmy ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kenny and Brenda (Motter ) Stocker

“I didn't know you very well but i did go to school with your sister Alice. Kenny knew you though and remembers you as a friend. Rest in peace. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda (Motter) Stocker - OH

“Jim was always kind to me. Your family is in my prayers, rest in peace dear Jim ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Millicent Wireman - Cridersville, OH

“JIm will be forever missed. We have known him for 38 or 39 years. Great friend to all of us and Excellent Mechanic. We met him around 1978 or 1979...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Deb Culp - Wapakoneta, OH

“R.I.P I will miss your hugs ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: peggy

“Great Guy! So sorry to hear. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Randall Hulsmeyer - Vandalia, OH

“Remembering your great love story today and always. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Darlene Chiles - Waynesfield, OH

“RIP Jim! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Debby VanCamp - Port Clinton, OH

“Still can't believe your gone.You were a great person and brother-in-law.You will never be forgotten.Love you Jim. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Debby VanCamp - Port Clinton, OH

“My little wonderful buddy,can't believe you left us. I dearly will miss our times together, You are the greatest with people and especially with me,...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Josie Finn - Lakeview, OH

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James A. "Jimmy" Hower, age 65 of Lima, died at 2:55 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1952 in Lima, Ohio to the late John J. and Carolyn J. Vaughn Hower and raised by his father and his late step mother - Lillian Jennings Hower.

Jimmy retired from Clark Ford as a Ford master technician. He was a member of the Wapakoneta Eagles #691 and the American Legion Post 395 of Waynesfield. He was an avid fan of NASCAR , the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State, and Elvis. He will be remember for his kindness, helping others, and his mechanical abilities.

He is survived by 2 daughters - Tracie Ann Klausing of Piqua; Jill Marie (Adam) Turner of Waynesfield, 6 grandchildren - Marquis A. Klausing, Olivia R. Turner, Talen K. Turner, Jace D. Lyons, Gracyn Ann Turner, and Dawcyn Marie Turner; 2 sisters - Donna S. Messer of Lima; Alice M. Siegel of Orlando, FL; a half brother - Clyde Hower of St. Marys, and a former wife - Vicky Harmon Fowler of Waynesfield

He was preceded in death by a step mother - Isabelle Stapleton Hower; a sister - Marilyn A. Childs and a half brother - David D. Hower.

Funeral services will begin 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Don Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

The family is receiving contributions to help with Jimmy's headstone.