Our Obituaries

Violet L. Gipson

November 10, 1949 - November 21, 2017

Violet Louise Gipson, 68, of Lakeview, passed away 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born November 10, 1949 in Lima to Richard and Faye (Lancaster) Thompson, they preceded her in death. On December 24, 1967 she married Kenneth Ray Gipson and he passed away in 1989.Mrs. Gipson is survived by her children, Tony Ray (Dorothy) Gipson of Lakeview...
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Phillip A. Altaffer

August 9, 1980 - November 19, 2017

Phillip Allan Altaffer, 37, of Lima passed away 1:40 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Mercy Health, St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born in Bryan, Ohio on August 9, 1980 to Merle Allan & Cynthia Jean (Schmidt) Altaffer and they survive in Lima. Along with his parents, he is survived by his significant other, Michelle Burgoon, his four children, twins-Bryson Allan and Jasmine Jane Altaffer,...
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Richard Carlyle Painter

August 18, 1943 - November 17, 2017

Richard Carlyle Painter, 74, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Lima Manor Nursing Home. Richard was born August 18, 1943 in Allen County, Ohio to William and Dortha (Grant) Painter, who preceded him in death. On July 3, 1963, he married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Lou (Orpurt) Painter who survives in Lima.Richard graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1961. He...
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Charles William Tierney

February 28, 1927 - November 9, 2017

Charles William "Bill" Tierney, 90, formerly of Lima, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home in Brevard, NC. Born February 28, 1927 to the late William B. and Evelyn (Crandall) Tierney. Bill was a graduate of St. Gerard High School in Lima before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps which began his respected military career. He proudly served with the Marines during WWII and later with...
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Melisa Lee Yerger

July 5, 1977 - November 8, 2017

Melisa Lee Yerger, 40, of Lima passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 following her courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 5, 1977 in Lima to Ronald W. Yerger and Penney Ervin. After graduating from Shawnee High School in 1996, Melisa worked as a cashier at the Wal-Mart in Lima for 15 years and volunteered much of her time at Relay for Life and Elida Elementary as a teachers' aid. She...
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Anderson Brammer Slone

February 14, 1922 - November 5, 2017

Anderson B. "Andy" Slone, 95, peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 shortly after 8:00 p.m. surrounded by family at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio.He was born February 14, 1922 in Calloway, Virginia to the late James Oscar and Luvina (Stump) Slone. In May, 1941, he married Mary Alice Ross, who passed away in March of 2009.Andy had one daughter, Loretta (Robert) Baxter;...
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Charles Dean Siferd

May 7, 1928 - November 2, 2017

Charles D. "Chuck" Siferd, 89, of Lima passed away Thursday evening, November 2, 2017 at his residence. On May 7, 1928 in Lima he was born to Theodore W. and Geneva (Growdon) Siferd (both deceased). He married Wanda M. French on September 26, 1948 being married almost sixty five years; Wanda passed away on February 27, 2013.After graduation from South High School in 1946, Chuck attended the...
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Dorothy Isabelle Sholler

April 26, 1928 - October 31, 2017

Dorothy Isabelle Sholler, 89 of Lima passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1928 in Mt. Victory to Benjamin Harrison and Flora Anna Gibson Jones and they precede her in death. She was married to Jacob R. Sholler and he passed away August 13, 1994.Dorothy is survived by her children, Sue (Ken) Ring of Crestview, Florida, Dima (Don)...
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Dwaynel Howard

July 3, 1966 - October 28, 2017

Dwaynel (Dwayne) Howard Sr., age 51 passed from his life on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 6:05 pm at Ohio Health Grant in Columbus, Oh. He was born on July 3rd, 1966 in Yonkers, NY to the union of Pastor Mose (Willa Pearl) Howard and Annie J. Jackson-Howard. His father and step-mother survives in Lima, Oh and his mother survives in Ft. Gaines, GA. Dwayne was raised in Dothan, AL and moved to...
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Kartell Lee Terry

October 21, 2017 - October 23, 2017

Kartell Lee Terry, two days old passed away 3:45 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He was born Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Anthony Lee Terry and Foryonda Latrice Houston in Cincinnati. Anthony survives in Lima and Foryonda in Cincinnati.Baby Kartell is survived by his siblings: Kiaisa Falls, Jayden Gaddy, Kemya Smith and Anthony Terry, Jr. He also leaves his...
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LaVerne P. Gerlach

April 1, 1931 - October 21, 2017

LaVerne P. Gerlach, 86, of Celina, passed away 8:02 p.m. Saturday evening, October 21, 2017 at Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born in St. Joe-Mercer County, Ohio on April 1, 1931 to Henry and Catherine (Fullenkamp) Gerlach and they preceded her in death.LaVerne was employed as a child care provider after retiring from teaching in Texas where she lived for many years. She was a member of St...
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Kywana Jane Conaway

October 1, 1937 - October 16, 2017

Kywana Jane Conaway, 80, of Lima passed away Monday morning, October 16 at 1:03 a.m. at her residence. She was born on October 1, 1937 in Bluffton, Indiana to Oreland and Agatha E. (Bell) Ormsby and they preceded her in death. On December 8, 1956, she married Robert K. Conaway and he passed away March 3, 2013.Mrs. Conaway is survived by her children, Cathy L. Cira, Pamela (Michael) Fox, Robert...
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Blaine Anthony Rex

October 10, 1956 - October 15, 2017

Blaine Anthony Rex, 61, of Lima, died on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. He was a jovial, gregarious man with an infectious smile and a warm heart. He was a friend to all and spread laughter wherever he went. Blaine was born Oct. 10, 1956, in Lima to Wilbur C. and Charis Lee (Hobbs) Rex. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Bruce Rex. He is survived by his beloved mother Charis,...
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Earlene May Jones

September 10, 1923 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.
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Charles Richard Houtz

March 19, 1923 - October 5, 2017

Charles Richard Houtz, 94, of Logan, Ohio, formerly of Lima, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his son's residence in Logan, Ohio. He was born on March 19, 1923 in Lima to the late William and Myrtle (Dodge) Houtz . Charles was married to Clara M. (Rutledge) Houtz and she passed away February 2, 1999.He is survived by his son, Charles R. (Cindy) Houtz, II of Logan, Ohio; daughter,...
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Michael Ray Dershem

September 22, 1956 - September 19, 2017

.Michael Ray Dershem, Sr. 60, of Lima passed away 7:49 p.m. Tuesday evening, September 19, 2017 at St Rita's Medical Center. He was born in Lima on September 22, 1956 to Gerald & Donna (Drennen) Dershem and they preceded him in death.Michael is survived by his children, Thelma Renee Looker and Michael Ray Dershem, Jr both of Lima. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great...
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Paul Vernon Arnett

September 6, 1940 - September 17, 2017

PAUL V. ARNETT, 77, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Shawnee Manor in Lima. He was born in Lima to the late John and Mary (Anderson) Arnett on September 6, 1940.Paul was a quiet man who loved his family. In his earlier years, he often played golf with his brothers and they were even featured in the Lima News for their great games. Paul met his wife of 32 years, Lonnie (George) Fields, at...
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William Fred Bradford

August 5, 1954 - September 11, 2017

William Fred Bradford, 63, of Lima, died at 9:40 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Aug. 5, 1954 in Chicago, IL and was the son of Frederick Charles and Geneva Bradford who are both deceased.Surviving are two children: Angela Bradford of Point, TX and Charles (Dulie) Bradford of Lima; a brother, Thomas Bradford of Lima; ten grandchildren and six great...
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David Eugene Funk

January 26, 1953 - September 9, 2017

David Eugene Funk, 64, of Delphos, died at 2:50 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Cleveland Clinic. He was born Jan. 28, 1953 in California, to Eugene Edward and Barbara Sue (Fitzpatrick) Funk who both preceded him in death. His life partner of 36 years, Jason D. Cole and their dog, Lucy Lu, survive David. Also surviving are his siblings: Susan (Harley) Hoover of Marion, Kelly Brinkman of Delphos,...
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Mario John Cardone

July 22, 1919 - September 8, 2017

Mario John Cardone, 98, of Lima, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 in Albany, Georgia. Mario John Cardone was born in Lima, Ohio to Joseph and Assunta (Tollis) Cardone on July 22, 1919. He went to high school at Lima Senior High School and graduated in 1937. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Ohio Northern University in 1941. On January 29, 1945, he married Mona...
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Mark Edward McDonald

August 4, 1964 - September 7, 2017

Mark Edward "Cornbread" McDonald, 53, of Chicago, Illinois passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lima on August 4, 1964, to Earlie Lee & Loretta Vonzel (Jackson) McDonald who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Al Luster and a nephew, Kevin Dwayne Barge McDonald.Mr. McDonald moved to Chicago where he was...
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David Neth

November 25, 1928 - August 31, 2017

.LIMA:David L. Neth, 88, of Lake Wales, FL and formerly of Lima, passed away peacefully at his residence in Lake Wales, on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born November 25, 1928, in Lima, Ohio to the late Louis and Alice (Wood) Neth.He was a veteran of the U.S Marines and was employed for 38 years at the Standard Oil Lima Refinery. He also consulted for British Petroleum for a short period of...
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Chester Sparks

April 1, 1972 - August 16, 2017

Chester Sparks, 45, of Lima, died at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at his residence. He was born Apr. 1, 1972, in Chicago to Chester Stidham and Sandra Louise Sparks. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Chicago.Also surviving are his wife, Tyree Durr-Sparks of Lima; children: Quandale Sparks of Chicago, Alante Long, Tyle'q Sparks, Xy'aire Sparks and Shadarri Sparks all of Lima...
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Norman L. Findlay

April 1, 1930 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.
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Barbara R. Riepenhoff

March 7, 1948 - August 7, 2017

Barbara R. Riepenhoff, 69, of Lima passed away 7:09 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born on March 7, 1948 in Lima to David L. and Virginia Merle (Wright) Green and they preceded her in death. Barbara was employed as a shift manager for Pilgrim Place. Prior to that she had worked at the Wapakoneta News and at Speedway. She was a member of the Sugar Creek...
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Faith E. Barton

February 14, 1929 - August 6, 2017

.FAITH ELIZABETH BARTONFaith E. Barton, 88, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her residence.Faith was born February l4th, 1929 in Zanesville, Ohio to the parents of Harley E. and Florence M. Bell. In 1949, she married Harry R. Barton of Zanesville, Ohio who survives, along with a daughter, Debra.She attended and graduated from Zanesville High School, with a business...
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Janet Marie Funni

April 30, 1958 - August 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.
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Ralph E. Huysman

April 10, 1935 - July 31, 2017

Ralph Edward Huysman, 82, of Lima passed away 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Rita's Inpatient Hospice. He was born in Lima on April 10, 1935 to Earl and Beatrice (Carter) Huysman and they preceded him in death.Ralph retired from Ford Motor Company after 37 years as a pipefitter. He was an U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He had attended St. Gerard Catholic Church.Mr....
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Shirley A. Dixon

January 11, 1943 - July 27, 2017

Shirley A. Dixon, 74, of Lima, died at 3:08 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. She was born Jan. 11, 1943 in Frankfort, IN to Wilbur F. and Helen C. (Kirk) Hover, both of whom preceded her in death. On Aug. 7, 1975, she married Paul Newell Dixon who died June 14, 1993.Mrs. Dixon's family consists of: a daughter, Sherri Mason (Thomas) Davidson and her...
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Wilbur H. Miller

October 20, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Wilbur H. Miller, 92, of Delphos, Ohio passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Van Crest Nursing Home, Delphos, Ohio. He was born October 20, 1924, in Grover Hill, Ohio to Morton and Clara (Louth) Miller.He married Wilma Ball in 1942 and they had two children, Donna (Dave) Miller of South Dakota and Kenneth (Therese) Miller of Leo, Indiana.He married Lila Riggenbach on June 10, 1950,...
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Beverly Sue Medsker

July 17, 1945 - July 21, 2017

Beverly Sue Medsker, 72, passed away on July 21,2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born on July 17, 1945 in Lima, Ohio to Harold and Betty (Shriver) Younts who preceded her in death. On June 24, 1967, she married Thomas W. Medsker who survives in Lima. They recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Sue retired from JC Penney and liked her job, and...
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Roy Dale Rodney

April 1, 1950 - July 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.
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Steven Leroy Barrington

September 6, 1945 - July 4, 2017

Steven Leroy Barrington, 71, of Lima, passed away 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born on September 6, 1945 in Lima to George and Martha (Green) Barrington and they both precede him in death. Steve is survived by his children, Steven (Lynda) Barrington of Columbus, Michelle (Matthew) Hahn of Lima and Donald (Molly) Barrington also of Columbus. He is also survived by...
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Garnett McCoy

January 17, 1939 - June 22, 2017

Garnett Newport McCoy, 78, of Wapakoneta went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family at 12:06 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at St Rita's Medical Center. She was born on January 17, 1939 in DeCoy, Kentucky to Lacy and Lawnie (Fitch) Sparkman and they preceded her in death. On March 14, 1960 she married Clifford Newport and he passed away on July 14, 1991. She later married Raymond...
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Judy FRITZ

May 20, 1940 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.
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Amos Johnson

June 11, 1932 - June 17, 2017

Amos Johnson departed this world on June 17, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Amos was born June 11, 1932, in Florence, Alabama to his parents Frank and Mattie (Ridley) Johnson both whom are deceased. Amos moved to Lima, OH in the early 50's and worked several jobs before he started working for General Motors of Defiance where he worked for 25 years. He was previously...
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Irene Josephine Vondra

March 23, 1919 - June 17, 2017

Irene "GG" Vondra peacefully entered eternal life June 17, 2017 at home. She was born March 23, 1919 and in February of 1938, she married Anton Vondra, who died in 1978. She is survived by children Frances Zawistowski of Olmsted Falls, OH and Anton "Butch" (Karen) Vondra of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Irene (Tim) Alderman of Elida, Karrie (David) Reasor of Eagan, MN, and Kirk (Candace) Vondra of...
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Orville G. Mason

October 4, 1928 - June 16, 2017

Orville C. Mason, 88, of Lima, passed away 9:30 p.m. Friday evening, June 16, 2017 at his residence. He was born on October 4, 1928 in Pineville, Kentucky to Leonard F and Mary (Money) Mason and they precede him in death. On October 29, 1988 he married Carol Smith and she survives him.He is also survived by three stepchildren, four step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. He is...
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Theodore J. Winter

September 9, 1929 - June 15, 2017

Theodore Joseph "Ted" Winter, 87, of Lima passed away at 8:44 p.m., Thursday evening, June 15, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born September 9, 1929 in Lima to Day Walter and Jennie M. (Sowers) Winter and they preceded him in death. On July 4, 1959, he married Alice Marie Zanotti and she survives.He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Lima. He graduated from St. John's...
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Terrie L. Thorburn

July 20, 1945 - June 4, 2017

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Dorothy Enid Keiffer

November 20, 1920 - June 3, 2017

Dorothy Enid (Krohn) Kieffer, 96, of Elmira, NY, and formerly of Lima, OH, died Saturday evening, June 3, 2017, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born November 20, 1920, in McClure, OH the only child of John and Enid (Long) Krohn. On July 5, 1946, she married Richard Dale Kieffer who preceded her in death on February 8, 1988.Mrs. Kieffer had been employed at Westinghouse and retired...
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Dorothy M. Merricle

July 14, 1929 - June 3, 2017

Dorothy M. Merricle, 87, of Lima and formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 4:25 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Auglaize Acres. She was born July 14, 1929 in Auglaize County to Ferd and Lettie (Graham) Dosick who preceded her in death. On July 1, 1947, she married Delmar L. Merricle, Sr., who died June 30, 1995.Surviving are two children: Delmar E. (Mary Jane) Merricle, Jr. of Wapakoneta and Linda...
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Helen Jean Miller

April 3, 1930 - May 31, 2017

Helen Jean Miller, 87, of Lima passed away 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Springview Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 3, 1930 in Allen County, to Frank and Alice (Wurster) Conaway and they preceded her in death. On April 13, 1948, she married Harold E. Miller and he passed away September 23, 2013.Helen is survived by her daughter, Mary (Hillery) Evans of Lima, her grandchildren,...
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Dora Lee Huffman

October 2, 1942 - May 29, 2017

Dora Lee Huffman, 74, of Lima, passed away at 12:44 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at St. Rita's Hospice. She was born in New Freeport, Pennsylvania on October 2, 1942 to Hiram and Anna Virginia (Drummond) Berdine and they precede her in death. On November 18, 1961 she married Gary E. Huffman and he survives in Lima.Also surviving are her children, Lee E. (Sharon) Huffman of Lima, Deborah L. ...
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William N. Rumbaugh

February 12, 1931 - May 4, 2017

William N. Rumbaugh, Jr. 86, of Lima passed away Thursday evening, May 4, 2017 at 10:00 p.m at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born on February 12, 1931 in Lima to William and Ada (Parsons) Rumbaugh and they precede him in death. On July 11, 1954, he married Geraldine Adams and she passed away March 12, 2012.Mr. Rumbaugh is survived by his daughter, Tammy Hawley-Fuller of Lima, three...
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Raymond Justice

April 14, 1940 - April 21, 2017

Raymond Justice, 77, of Lima passed away at 5:27 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on April 14, 1940 in Garrett, Kentucky to Charles H. & Virgie (Bailey) Justice. Charles Justice and Virgie (Bailey) Justice-Warmbrod both preceded him in death. In 1967 he married Marilyn Basinger and she passed away August 14, 2010.Ray is survived by his children, Linda ...
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Pamela K. Batty

May 5, 1953 - April 14, 2017

Pamela Kay Batty, 63, of Lima, died at 12:19 a.m., Friday, April 14, 2017 in Kindred Hospital. She was born May 5, 1953, in Lima, to Theodore and Florence Burkholder who preceded her in death. On July 10, 1981, she married Jimmie H. Thompson, Sr., who died on April 10, 1994. She then married Raleigh L. Batty who survives.Also surviving are her children: Cherica Thompson and Jimmie H. Thompson,...
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Louis Perkins

June 23, 1940 - April 8, 2017

Louis Perkins, Jr., 76, of Lima, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family at 6:39 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was born June 23, 1940 in Florence, AL to Louis "Tiger" and Ruth Mae "Etoy" (Mason) Perkins, Sr, who preceded him in death. He had been previously married to Madeline Haithcock who survives and Helen Jean Perkins-Alexander who preceded him in death. For the past...
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Michael William Smith

October 25, 1970 - April 4, 2017

Michael William Smith, 46, of Lima died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1970 in Lima to Kenyon K. and Shirlee E. (Armentrout) Smith who preceded him in death.He is survived by one brother, Kenyon K. Smith, of Lima; one aunt, Charlotte (Tom) Roberts, of Perrysburg; and his best friend, Charles Ayers, of Lima. He is also survived by many cousins...
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Victor Paul Torres

June 4, 1956 - April 4, 2017

Victor Paul Torres, 60, of Monroe, Ohio, and formerly of Lima, departed on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Hawthorn Glen Nursing Home, Monroe. He was born June 4, 1956, in Lima, to Rosalio D. and Ernestina "Tina" C. (Ozuna) Torres. His mother survives in Monroe. Also surviving are his siblings: Carlos and Sheila E. (Miller) Torres of Monroe and Yolanda J. (Torres) Gelo of Columbus. He will be forever...
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Craig Mason Huggins

October 22, 1946 - April 3, 2017

Craig Mason Huggins, 70, of Lima, died 9:08 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Emergency Room of St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born on October 22, 1946 in Lima to Charles Mason and Elizabeth Frances (White) Huggins who preceded him in death. He had previously been married to Crissie James-Huggins, who survives in Columbus, Georgia. He had also been married to Stephanie White-Huggins who...
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Karen S. Bishop

December 1, 1941 - March 29, 2017

.Karen S. Bishop, 75, resident of Lima, passed away at 5:41 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 1, 1941 in Lima to the late Robert (Mary) Huber and YeVonne (Long) Cavinder. Karen graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1960 and enjoyed memberships with the Oriole Club, Moose Lodge and St. Gerard's Catholic Church. She married Kenneth E. Bishop...
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Terry E. Reynolds

December 10, 1951 - March 25, 2017

Terry E. Reynolds, 65, of Lima, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Lima Manor following years of acute illnesses. He was born December 10, 1951 to the late Herman E. Reynolds and Marilyn P. (Archer-Reynolds) Shipp of Bloomington, Indiana.Terry graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1970 and attended several colleges and universities over the years including; Ball State in...
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Billy G. Bacome

December 14, 1930 - March 12, 2017

Billy G. Bacome, 86 of Lima passed away 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at St. Rita's Inpatient Hospice. He was born December 14, 1930 in Lima to William Garald & Pearl (Gross) Bacome and they precede him in death. On July 15, 1949, he married Mary Jane Bible and she survives him.Mr. Bacome is also survived by his son, Thomas G. (Kathy) Bacome of Elida, three grandchildren, Jeff Bacome,...
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Margaret E. Hilden

November 4, 1919 - March 9, 2017

Margaret E. Hilden, 97, of Lima passed away Thursday evening, March 9, 2017 at Otterbein of Cridersville. She was born November 4, 1919 in Kenton, Ohio to Michael and Iva (Wells) Weidinger and they preceded her in death. On June 30, 1951 she married Veido Edward Hilden and he passed away December 14, 2004.Mrs. Hilden is survived by her children, Ruth "Peggy" (Sid) Fjelsted of LeHigh Acres,...
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John P. Rohr

August 12, 1933 - March 7, 2017

.John P. Rohr, 83, of Lima passed away early Tuesday morning, March 7, 2017 at his residence . He was born August 12, 1933 in Lima to John A. and Dorothy A. (Fike) Rohr, and they precede him in death. On June 4, 1952, he married Shirley J. Camper and she survives him. Mr. Rohr is also survived by his children, J. Brian Rohr of Fairfield, Janet L. (Claude) Paxton of Elida and Ronna L. Todd of...
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Martha Harter

February 10, 1924 - March 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.
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Robert Dale Jolliff

December 8, 1948 - March 5, 2017

Robert Dale Jolliff, 68, of Lima, died at 5:04 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1948, in Lima to Dwight D. and Goldie G. (Bosserman) Jolliff who preceded him in death. On Apr. 25, 1970, he married Carolyn J. Cox who survives. Also surviving are three children: Nikki E. Boyed of Pandora, Robert D. (Cindy) Jolliff, II of Celina and Andrew P. (Trisha) Jolliff of Choctaw, OK...
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Ruth Marie Wegesin

May 12, 1927 - March 3, 2017

Ruth M. Wegesin, age 89 of Delphos, passed peacefully at her residence on Friday, Mar. 3, 2017. She was born May 12, 1927 in Ottoville, to Frank and Elizabeth (Calvelage) Pohl. On Oct. 27, 1945, she married Robert E. Wegesin, Sr., who died on September 19, 1998.Surviving are her children: Jim (Elaine) Wegesin of Galion, OH; Janice Wegesin of Petoskey, MI; Ron (Barbara) Wegesin of Dublin, OH;...
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Beth Ann Jennings

December 12, 1967 - February 24, 2017

Beth Ann Jennings, 49, of Lima, died at 7:02 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1967 in Lima, to Howard Nathaniel Jennings and Mary Marie Agnew. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives.Also surviving are her children: Ashley (Byron) Orner of Toledo, Raechel Jennings and Kristen Jennings both of Lima; grandchildren: Ayden, Weslee,...
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Martha Irene Seech

October 12, 1925 - February 20, 2017

Martha Irene Seech born October 12, 1925 to Martha A. Savage and Dr. Hugh J. Savage of Cleveland Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in hospice care on February 20, 2017. Martha was a 1943 graduate of Villa Angela of Cleveland, Ohio. She started a career as a draftsman at Westinghouse in Lima, Ohio and she married Joseph R. "Bob" Seech on July 10, 1954. After Westinghouse, she...
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Jerry D. Dingledine

September 18, 1940 - February 16, 2017

Jerry D. Dingledine, 76, of Lima, died at 5:26 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in the emergency room of Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Lima to Lawrence and Dorothy (Ruth) Dingledine, Sr., who preceded him in death. He was married Shelba Jean Castle who preceded him in death. Surviving are four children: Deborah Jean Crawford of Findlay, Teresa (Steve) Davis of Lima,...
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Pauline Roberta Seimer

December 19, 1931 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.
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Cynthia Louise Lewis

August 24, 1973 - February 10, 2017

Cynthia Louise Lewis, 43, of Lima, died Friday evening, Feb. 10, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Aug. 24, 1973 in Lima to Elmer and Delphia (Hamby) Kill who preceded her in death. On Aug. 27, 2016, she married David Edward Lewis who survives. Also surviving are their children: Cassandra Stebleton, Joshua Stebleton, David Lewis II, and Tyler Lewis all of Lima; a granddaughter,...
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Joseph R. Silone

December 21, 1927 - February 4, 2017

Joseph Rosario Silone, 89, of Lima, died at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Lima Manor. He was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Lima, to Rosario Thomas and Veronica (Ihle) Silone. On July 21, 1973, he married Sheila Catherine Brennan who survives.Also surviving are a daughter, Jennifer (Jared) Hinton of Lima, and a granddaughter, Brenna Smith.Preceding him in death are three siblings, Robert Silone,...
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Dianna Joe Gipson

August 6, 1973 - February 4, 2017

Dianna Joe Gipson, 43, of Lima, died at her residence, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. She was born Aug. 6, 1973 in Columbia City, IN to Charles Dee and Virgie (Gibson) Gipson; her mother preceded her in death in 2012. Her father, Toby Golden survives in Lima.Also surviving are: her siblings - Alane (Harold) Golden, Charlene (Michael) Otto, Mallissa (Alfred) Smith, Christopher Mills, Danny Mills, Paula ...
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Alvin Watkins Lawson

April 16, 1956 - February 1, 2017

Alvin Watkins Lawson, 60, of Lima, passed away February 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 16, 1956 in Lima to James Charles and Marion Edith (Watkins) Lawson and they preceded him in death.Alvin had been employed as a repairman at Ford Motor Company and most recently he had been a landscaper for the area. Alvin was a 1975 graduate of Lima Senior High School where he played football for...
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Ervin E. White

December 26, 1926 - January 21, 2017

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Robert Norman Beeler

April 27, 1932 - January 17, 2017

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Robert Norman Beeler

April 27, 1932 - January 17, 2017

Robert Norman Beeler, age 84, passed away at Vancrest Healthcare Center on January 17, 2017. He was born on April 27, 1932 to Clarence R. and Elsie L. (Verbryke) Beeler. On September 17, 1955 he married Helen Mary Grube in Springfield, Ohio and she survives him.He was a 1950 graduate of Elida High School, a member of the Shawnee Grange and Allen County Pomona Grange, a member of American Legion...
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Ruth E. Singhaus

October 15, 1929 - January 4, 2017

Ruth E. Singhaus, 87, of Lima, died at 12:17 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Lima to Glen G. and Mary Elizabeth (Snyder) Roberts of Lima who preceded her in death. On June 30, 1956, she married Robert E. Singhaus who survives in Lima.Also surviving are two sons: David (Kelli) Singhaus and Timothy Singhaus both of Lima; five grandchildren...
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Robert J. Good

June 13, 1928 - December 11, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" "Pierre" Good, 88, of Lima, died at 11:05 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at Richland Manor. He was born June 13, 1928 in Allen County to Eldredge and Grace (Conkle) Good who preceded him in death. On Aug. 8, 1953, he married Marguerite Theresa "Peg" Christen who survives.Also surviving are their daughter, Sue (Dale) Brinkman of Columbus Grove; a sister, Mable Meckstroth of St. Marys;...
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Marilyn Sue Wood

April 9, 1946 - December 7, 2016

Marilyn Sue (Branovitch) Wood, 70, of Lima, passed away on Wednesday December 7, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born in Lima to Louis & Margaret (Adams) Branovitch, and they preceded her in death. Marilyn worked as an assembler at Westinghouse in Lima for 27 years, and after retirement, she enjoyed working part-time at the Lima Public Library. She enjoyed shopping, spending time...
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Rebecca Sue Wooten

April 25, 1955 - December 2, 2016

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Rebecca Sue Woten

March 28, 1955 - December 2, 2016

Rebecca Sue (Kinkle) Woten, 61, of Lima, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016, at her residence. She was born on March 28, 1955 in Lima, to Kenneth & Wanda (Berryhill) Kinkle, who preceded her in death. Rebecca attended Perry High School, she enjoyed crocheting, reading, and her number one favorite thing was to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and her entire family. She is...
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Martha Mansfield

August 4, 1955 - December 2, 2016

Martha M. "Marty" Mansfield, 61, of Delphos, died at 12:46 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Hospice of Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Aug. 4, 1955, in Lima, to James F. and Margie M. (Miller) Bertling who preceded her in death. On July 31, 1976, she married Stephen J. Mansfield who survives.Also surviving are her children: Stephanie Mansfield and Mark Mansfield both of Delphos, Meredith...
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Eileen Joan Scheele

July 14, 1938 - November 17, 2016

Eileen J. (Feltner) Scheele, 78, formerly of Elida, died at 11:05 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Shawnee Manor. She was born July 14, 1938, in Van Wert to Emil K. and Minnie E. (Goldsmith) Feltner who preceded her in death. She is survived by: her children, Edward (Amy) Scheele of Hudson, WI, Joseph (Rita) Scheele of Phoenix, AZ, Tammy (David) Holmstrom of Beverly, MA, Alvin Scheele, Jr....
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Mary Elizabeth Crider

December 27, 1928 - November 10, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Crider, 87, of Lima, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday November 10, 2016, at St. Rita's in Hospital Hospice.She was born on December 27, 1928, in Union City, IN, to Earl & Flossie (Green) Point, who preceded her in death. On January 1, 1947, she married her one and only love of her life, Robert Grant Crider, and he preceded her in death on July...
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Verna Marthelle Kratzer

August 22, 1923 - November 6, 2016

Verna 'Marty' Marthelle Kratzer, 93, of Youngstown, formerly of Lima, passed away on Sunday November 6, 2016, at Omni Manor Nursing Home in Youngstown.She was born on August 22, 1923 in McComb, Ohio, to George Leslie and Edna (Williams) Long, who preceded her in death. She married Serge Leroy Kratzer, and he preceded her in death on October 27, 1972. Verna was a lifetime member of Lima's Post ...
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Linda Ann Robinson

November 30, 1940 - November 4, 2016

Linda Ann Robinson, 75, of Lima passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at the Convalarium Nursing Home of Dublin. Linda was born on November 30, 1940, in Lima, to John & Dorothy (Hunsaker) Phillips, who preceded her in death. She retired as a Deputy Clerk Bayliff for the Lima Municipal Courts after 30 years and retired at the age of 48. Linda was a lifelong member of St. Gerard's Catholic Church...
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Helen Marjorie Welty

July 10, 1921 - November 3, 2016

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Helen M. Arthur

July 10, 1921 - November 3, 2016

Helen M. (Monday) Arthur, 95 of Powell, Ohio, formerly of Lima passed away November 3, 2016.Helen was born in Vanlue, OH, on July 10, 1921, to Ralph & Maggie (Blodgett) Monday, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a restaurateur with her husband, and later in life was a volunteer who transported the elderly. Helen will be ever cherished as a fantastic mother and grandmother....
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Kathryn June Woolf

June 2, 1921 - November 1, 2016

.Kathryn June Hydaker Woolf, 95Former Kettering, Ohio resident Kathryn June Hydaker Woolf, 95, died with her family and caring Hospice team by her side in St. Petersburg, Florida.Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.Kathryn was born in Spencerville, Ohio on June 2, 1921 to Walter Lynn and Hazel Pauline (Tracy) Hydaker. He was the former Chief of the Lima Fire...
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Erica Woods

December 5, 1989 - October 21, 2016

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David Franklin Jamison

February 26, 1948 - October 18, 2016

David Franklin Jamison, 68, of Lima passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016, at the Baton Rouge Senior Health Services Community. David was born in Lima on February 26, 1948, to Joseph Jamison and Martha (Good) Oswald and they survive him.David retired from Ford Motor Company as an Assembler. He was an avid golfer and member of the Ford Motor Retirees. David volunteered at...
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William R. Turnbull

October 7, 1950 - October 6, 2016

LIMA-William Ray "Bill" Turnbull died peacefully at his residence the evening of Thursday, October 6, 2016. Friends and family compassionately attended him as he concluded a decade-long, hard-fought battle against cancer. He was one day shy of his 66th birthday.Born October 7, 1950, to Robert R. And Jean E. (Fontaine) Turnbull, who preceded him in death, Bill will be best remembered for his broad...
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Joyce L. Jennison

June 26, 1942 - September 20, 2016

.Joyce L. "Toots" Conaway-Redman Jennison, age 74, of Lima, died at 1:03 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Springview Manor. She was born June 26, 1942, in Lima, to Frank and Alice Conaway who preceded her in death. On Nov. 15, 1985, she married Kenneth E. Jennison who passed away on Jan. 28, 2009.Joyce was a real estate agent for Yocum Realty. After retirement, she moved to Bradenton, FL and was...
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David E. Jackson

December 9, 1937 - September 13, 2016

David E. Jackson, 78 of Lima passed away 9:41 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born December 9, 1937 in Lima to Gail and Corabelle (Boroff) Jackson and they precede him in death. On November 17, 1962, he married Sharon L. Miller and she survives him.He is also survived by their children, Dwayne Jackson, Kimberly (James) Sroufe, Shawn (Sean) Casey and Brian (his...
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Pauline Mae Burden

November 1, 1932 - August 31, 2016

Pauline Mae (Stalnaker) Burden passed away August 31, 2016 in her home.Born November 1, 1932, Pauline was the daughter of Dennis & Dora (Coolidge) Stalnaker who preceded her in death. Her siblings include Loretta (John) Carter, Robert (Darlene) Stalnaker, William (Janice) Stalnaker and Janet Wilcox. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother-in-law, Robert David (Butch) Wilcox.She...
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Lizzie Waldon

November 22, 1933 - August 24, 2016

Lizzie Mae (Armstead) Waldon, 82 of Lima, passed away Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born in Florence, Alabama on November 22, 1933 to, Richard and Easter (Chandler) Armstead and they preceded her in death. She was married to Christopher Waldon and he also preceded her in death.Mrs. Waldon is survived by her daughter, Glendia Stewart of Lima, Ohio and a...
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Ashton JaMar Whitfield

July 25, 2016 - August 4, 2016

Ashton JaMar Whitfield, 10 days old, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Columbus Nationwide Children's Hospital. He was born in Columbus on July 25, 2016 to Shaton Whitfield and Jacaqueline Jackson of Lima.Baby Ashton is survived by his parents, his siblings,Kahliq Wash, Za'Niya Jackson, Sa'Miya Whitfield, Cherish Whitfield and Kyren Whitfield. He was also...
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Thomas Lee Biederman

July 28, 1942 - August 4, 2016

Thomas Lee Biederman, 74, of Lima passed away at 9:25 a.m. Thursday, August 04, 2016 at the Lima Convalescent Home. He was born on July 28, 1942 in Lima to Thomas Edison & Evelyn Mae (Winegardner) Biederman and they preceded him in death.Thomas was retired from the United States Postal Service. He had also been a deliveryman for Godfather's Pizza. He was a 1960 graduate of Lima Senior High...
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Gertrude Koeckritz

April 6, 1919 - August 3, 2016

.Gertrude Elizabeth Koeckritz, 97, of Lima passed away peacefully surrounded by her wonderful family at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Lima Convalescent Home. She was born in Chicago on April 6, 1919 to Willard and Ann (Ludwig) Pillar and they preceded her in death. In 1939, she married Harry Koeckritz, Sr. They shared 61 years of wedded bliss. And he passed away on July 17, 2000...
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Gary Gene Koch

October 29, 1947 - August 1, 2016

Gary G. Koch, age 68, of St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m.,, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Delphos, to Eugene L. And Rose Mary (Heil) Koch who preceded him in death. On Jan. 9, 1993, he married Mary Stachler who survives in St. Marys. Mr. Koch retired after over 32 years in maintenance at Goodyear. He enjoyed NASCAR as long as a Ford was winning...
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Luther Allen Woodfork

March 12, 1945 - July 29, 2016

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Ralph Leroy May

July 19, 1928 - July 22, 2016

Ralph Leroy May, 88 of Lima went home to be with his heavenly Father at 1:07 a.m. Friday morning, July 22, 2016 in his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lima on Thursday, July 19, 1928 to Clarence and Mary Josephine (Thompson) May and they preceded him in death. On February 13, 1988, in Lima, he married Margie Caudill with Rev. Douglas Adams presiding. Margie survives...
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Eleanor L. Roush

May 27, 1932 - July 20, 2016

Eleanor L. Roush, 84 of Lima, passed away at 10: 36 p.m. Wednesday evening, July 20, 2016 at St Rita's Medical Center. She was born Friday, May 27, 1932 in Lima to, Donald F. and Pauline E. (Tiemier) Casey and they preceded her in death. She was married to Walter J. Roush and he passed away December 30, 1968.Mrs. Roush is survived by her children, Brad (Judi) Roush and Bretta Roush all of Lima....
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Chevon Letrice Cunningham

September 15, 1988 - July 3, 2016

Chevon Letrice Cunningham, 27 of Lima went home to be with the Lord at 2:24 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She was born on September 15, 1988 in Lima to Nina Cunningham and Willie Whiteside, who survive. Chevon received her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. She loved shopping, had a passion for fashion, enjoyed decorating...
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Dawn Marie Sanders

July 24, 1964 - July 2, 2016

.Dawn Marie Sanders, 51 of Lima, passed away Saturday morning, July 2, 2016 at her residence. She was born on July 24, 1964 in Denver, Colorado to William Delbert and Betty Marie Spurlock Stricker. She was preceded in death by her father William and grandmother Olive, and her mother, Betty resides in California. On Dec 6, 1991, she married Nicholas "Nick" Jerome Sanders and he survives.Her...
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Ronald Lee Allen

February 25, 1937 - June 30, 2016

Ronald Lee Allen, 79, of Loveland, formerly of Lima, passed away at his residence on June 30, 2016 at 6:15 p.m.Ronald was born on February 25, 1937 in Lima to Thelma (Spencer) Sherer. He was a 1955 graduate of South High School in Lima. He valiantly served his country in the U.S Army from 1960-1962. Ronald retired from the Oakwood Correctional Center in Lima where he was a corrections officer....
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