You did not make us feel less important just because we lost our cat and not a person. Our cat was part of the family.

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Obituaries

Bill Penland

Bill Penland

November 22, 1937 — January 29, 2015
Service: January 31, 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 Rising Sun Express in 1996, leaving many great co...

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James G. Pinks

James G. Pinks

December 22, 1944 — January 26, 2015
Service: No Services

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 Dunkirk and 3 sisters: Deborah (Gregg) Garver of Ada...

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Sandra Grace Miller

Sandra Grace Miller

January 7, 1935 — January 24, 2015
Service: No Services

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 American Legion Post 96 Auxiliary. Survivors...

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Stacy Lee Fisher

Stacy Lee Fisher

July 15, 1966 — January 23, 2015
Service: January 29, 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 (Cheryl) Fisher of Elida, Angelo (Shirley) Fisher of...

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Kathryn 'Kate' Bice

Kathryn 'Kate' Bice

May 23, 1933 — January 22, 2015
Service: January 26, 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 Cridersville. She loved gardening, sewing, crafts, canning,...

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Ronald Matthew DeVita

Ronald Matthew DeVita

January 9, 1943 — January 22, 2015
Service: January 27, 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 DeVita of Dublin, Rebecca DeVita of Lima, 3...

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Adolfo 'Doc' Vasquez

Adolfo 'Doc' Vasquez

February 8, 1925 — January 22, 2015
Service: January 26, 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, retired from Fruehauf Corporation, Delphos as a welder ...

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Francis Wm. 'Bill' Burtchin

Francis Wm. 'Bill' Burtchin

October 25, 1924 — January 17, 2015
Service: January 23, 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 WW II Veteran. He was a charter member of the...

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Richard 'Dick' Sprague

Richard 'Dick' Sprague

September 27, 1923 — January 17, 2015
Service: No Services

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 retired from Lima Refinery. He was also preceded...

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Richard D. Stude

Richard D. Stude

July 30, 1937 — January 17, 2015
Service: February 14, 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 Greve Chrysler Jeep Dodge. He was a U. S. Marine...

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