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Obituaries

Nadine Ann Black

Nadine Ann Black

October 30, 1935 — August 15, 2017
Service: August 19, 2017

Nadine Ann Black, age 81 of Cridersville, died at 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born October 30, 1935 to the late John and Pauline Glovinsky Gresh. In 1961 she married Richard C. Black, Jr. , who died January 17, 2002. Mrs. Black retired after 23 years with McDonald's. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and Eagles #370 of Lima. She enjoyed spending time with friends, gambling,...

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Linda S. Jones

Linda S. Jones

March 22, 1954 — August 14, 2017
Service: August 18, 2017

Linda S. (Fields) Jones, age 63 of Wapakoneta, died at 8:37 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born March 22, 1954 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio to the late Elbert and Betty L. Morlock Tidd, Jr. She had married William Fields, who preceded her in death. On November 14, 1987 she married Edward D. Jones, who survives in Wapakoneta. Linda was a very compassionate person who devoted her life to being a...

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Norma Jean Thomas

Norma Jean Thomas

June 5, 1938 — August 13, 2017
Service: August 17, 2017

Norma Jean "Jeanie" Thomas age 79, of Wapakoneta passed away 11:55 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at Auglaize Acres. She was born June 5, 1938 in Lima to the late Russell Maynard "R.M." and Norma Rose Rothlisberger Crawford. Jeanie was a retired waitress having worked at the Hub Room and Lucky Steer. She enjoyed making afghans, jewelry and other crafts, playing BINGO and watching TV. Survivors include 3 sons: William R. 'Whitey' (Karla)...

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Ethel Phipps

Ethel Phipps

April 14, 1919 — August 11, 2017
Service: August 15, 2017

Ethel Phipps age 98, of rural Wapakoneta passed away 6:52 a.m., Friday August 11, 2017 at her residence. She was born April 14, 1919 in Pineville, KY to the late Bob and Emma Hoskins Baker. She married Boyd Lee Phipps Oct. 19, 1942 and he preceded her in death July 7, 1994. Ethel had worked for DWG Pakaging and enjoyed gardening, canning and fishing. Survivors include a son: Bob (Tonita) Phipps of Celina, a daughter: Lois (Ronnie) Farley,...

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Marianne Welch

Marianne Welch

April 10, 1959 — August 9, 2017
Service: August 12, 2017

Marianne Welch, age 58 of Wapakoneta, died at 11:04 a.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center, with loving family members surrounding her bedside. She is the daughter of Morris and Juanita Leffel, who survive. She married Kel L. Welch, who was her devoted husband and compassionate caregiver during her illness of 2 years and 8 months. Marianne graduated in 1977 from Wapakoneta High School and was a member of the Buckland...

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Joseph W Mahlmeister

Joseph W Mahlmeister

April 3, 1958 — August 8, 2017
Service: August 14, 2017

Joseph W. Mahlmeister, age 59 of Lima, died at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his sister's residence. He was born April 3, 1958 in Lima, Ohio to the late Lucia Ann Mahlmeister Huffman. Joe had worked as a janitor with the St. Gerard Catholic School where he had attended elementary school. He was a member of the Orioles Fraternal Order of Lima. Joe had many interest including old movies, especially westerns, playing chess and pool....

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Delores Jean Young

Delores Jean Young

October 23, 1934 — August 7, 2017
Service: August 11, 2017

Delores Jean Young, age 82, of Lima passed away 11:34 a.m., Monday, August 7 at her residence. She was born Oct. 23, 1934 to the late Harry and Edith Marie Thompson. She married William Howard Young and he preceded her in death March 10, 2000. Jean enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and doing word search puzzels. Survivors include children: Deb Young, Rick (Brenda) Young, Jeanne (Ken) Mosgrove and Becky (Nick) Brown all of Lima,...

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Bernard R "Bernie" Hefner

Bernard R "Bernie" Hefner

February 22, 1927 — August 3, 2017
Service: August 8, 2017

Bernard R. 'Bernie' Hefner, age 90 of Lima, died at 5:32 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1927 in Lima, Ohio to the late Elzie J. and Florence Benton Hefner. On June 15, 1947 he married Martha Jane 'Pat' Johnston who died November 4, 2006. Bernie was owner and operator of Hefner Dairy until 1972 and D & S Apartments from 1972 through 1994. He was a member of several horse associations:...

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Helen A Wilson

Helen A Wilson

January 12, 1954 — August 1, 2017
Service: August 4, 2017

Helen A. Wilson, age 63 of Cleveland, died at 1:15 a.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Lima. She was born January 12, 1954 in Gauley Bridge, WV to the late Raymond Queen and Bernadette Wehn (James) Stupka. On April 22, 1991 she married Clyde Daniel Wilson who survives. Helen was a secretary with the Catholic Dioceses of Cleveland. She enjoyed BINGO and Elvis. She will be remebered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Also...

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Laura May Wilson

Laura May Wilson

February 8, 1927 — July 31, 2017
Service: August 6, 2017

Laura May Wilson age 90, of Lima, Ohio went to be with her heavenly Father 6:05 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2017 at Springview Manor. She was born Feb. 8, 1927 in Wapato, WA to the late Daniel Frank and Minnie Elzora (Phillips) Kelly. Laura was raised on a great deal of land and became a rancher at a very early age in Idaho. She very much loved all nature and enjoyed caring for and raising many animals including sheep, goats, cows, pigs and horses...

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