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Obituaries

Betty J.  Miller

Betty J. Miller

May 6, 1942 — March 31, 2015
Service: April 3, 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 (Brenda) Miller of Kettersville, Rick Miller of...

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Lydia E. McElroy

Lydia E. McElroy

August 6, 1932 — March 29, 2015
Service: April 1, 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 at the "River", playing bingo and loved her little...

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Kelly E. Lange

Kelly E. Lange

February 11, 1972 — March 27, 2015
Service: March 31, 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 and Trucking. Kelly never met a stranger and his...

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Evelyn M.  Gray

Evelyn M. Gray

April 13, 1912 — March 22, 2015
Service: March 26, 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. She studied art all her life and was a well known...

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Harold Kadel Jordan

Harold Kadel Jordan

August 22, 1936 — March 22, 2015
Service: March 27, 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 Forge. He was affiliated with St. Marys of the Woods...

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Betty L. Shock

Betty L. Shock

September 27, 1929 — March 19, 2015
Service: No Services

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 Aerie 3615 and Lima Moose. Survivors include a son...

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Joyce A. Kennedy

Joyce A. Kennedy

December 1, 1939 — March 16, 2015
Service: March 20, 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 the Waynesfield Baptist Church where she was very...

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Paul E. Krites

Paul E. Krites

August 21, 1938 — March 15, 2015
Service: March 19, 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. Additional survivors include children Nikki (James)...

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Rodney D.  Lee

Rodney D. Lee

September 7, 1947 — March 13, 2015
Service: March 21, 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 Windle of Wapak, 3 grandchildren: Jacob, Joshua...

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Bhanuben K Patel

Bhanuben K Patel

June 1, 1947 — March 11, 2015
Service: March 14, 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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