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Obituaries

Kathleen  L. Downing

Kathleen L. Downing

December 29, 1945 — September 17, 2014
Service: September 22, 2014

Kathleen L. Downing, age 68 of Lima, died at noon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Zusman Hospice, Columbus. She was born December 29, 1945 in Lima; the daughter of the late Clarence George and Katharine Lanore Hooks Volbert. On June 25, 1966 she married Richard Earl Downing, who survives. Mrs. Downing retired from the medical records department at Lima Memorial Hospital. She had been past president of both the Lima Eagles Auxiliary and...

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Richard Eugene Miller

Richard Eugene Miller

December 29, 1943 — September 15, 2014
Service: No Services

Richard E. Miller, age 70, of rural Wapakoneta died 8:25 a.m., September 15, 2014 in Wapakoneta Manor. He was born December 29, 1943 to the late Arlie E. and Marie E. (Brincefield) Miller. On May 18, 1974 he married Wavalene Bowsher who survives. Mr. Miller had been a custodian for the Wapakoneta City School System. He was a member of Eagles Lodge, Aerie 691 and Labor's Union 329. He had served in the National Guard and was a NASCAR fan. ...

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Sharon K. Feikert

Sharon K. Feikert

November 28, 1940 — September 14, 2014
Service: No Services

Sharon K. Feikert age 73, of Waynesfield died 2:14 p.m., Sunday Sept. 14 following an auto accident. She was born Nov. 28, 1940 in Lima, Ohio to the late Warren C. and Louisa Elizabeth Warner Shook. She married Bruce Feikert March 1, 1964 and he survives in Waynesfield. Mrs. Feikert was a homemaker and had previously worked for the Allen County Courts. She was a member of Wapakoneta congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Sharon was a loving...

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Judy D.  Putt

Judy D. Putt

January 7, 1935 — September 13, 2014
Service: September 18, 2014

Judy D. Putt, age 79 of Lima, died at 6:05 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014, in her home with her family by her side. Judy was born Jan. 7, 1935 in Findlay to Reva Corrine Jacobs who preceded her in death. She graduated in 1952 from Shawnee High School. On Feb. 7, 1953 she married Richard Jack Putt, who preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2004. Judy is survived by 4 daughters, Diana L. Siniff, Lima, Brenda K. (Tom) Detwiler of Venedocia,...

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LeRoy Edward 'Smitty' Smith, Jr.

LeRoy Edward 'Smitty' Smith, Jr.

August 22, 1950 — September 13, 2014
Service: No Services

"Smitty" LeRoy Edward Smith, Jr. age 64 of Lima, died at 5:25 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born August 22, 1950 in Lima, Ohio the son of LeRoy E. and Maxine Smith, Sr. After retiring as a service advisor from Sears Department Store he sold cars for Lima Auto Mall. He followed football games always picking and betting on the winner, watching Two and a Half Men, and Harley Davidson motorcyles. Smitty...

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Ginger Newland

Ginger Newland

April 26, 1955 — August 24, 2014
Service: August 28, 2014

Ginger Newland, age 59 of Lima and formerly of Cridersville, died at 3:17 p.m., Sunday, in her residence. She was born April 26, 1955 to the late Edward and Juanita Wells Shoffner. She married Reula Sreno Newland, who survives. Mrs. Newland was a homemaker, loved to cook, garden, and helping people. She is also survived by 2 sons – Shang Michael (Denise) Newland of Elida; Brandon L. (Kylie Werling) Newland of Wapakoneta; 5...

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Karen Sue Joseph

Karen Sue Joseph

October 1, 1948 — August 23, 2014
Service: August 27, 2014

Karen Sue Joseph, age 65 of Port Clinton formerly of Lima, died at 6:52 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Stein Hospice Center in Sandusky. She was born October 1, 1948 in Lima, Ohio; the daughter of the late Harold and Esther Mallow Hanes. On September 15, 2000 she married Lynn E. Joseph, Sr. who survives. Mrs. Joseph was a homemaker and had attended St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She worked as a housekeeper for many people and was a...

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Richard 'Buffy' Buffenbarger

Richard 'Buffy' Buffenbarger

September 25, 1954 — August 22, 2014
Service: No Services

Richard E. Buffenbarger, age 59 of Wapakoenta, Ohio, died Friday morning, August 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born September 25, 1954 to the late Glenn E. and Eulabelle Jenkins Buffenbarger. Richard worked at the Auglaize Industries Workshop in New Bremen, Ohio for 41 years. He is survived by his brother – Jim (Sandra) Buffenbarger of Lima; his nephew – Randy (Jan) Buffenbarger of Leesburg, VA., his nieces – Shelly (Darin)...

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Donald L. Mack

Donald L. Mack

January 29, 1930 — August 22, 2014
Service: August 24, 2014

Donald L. Mack age 84, of Wapakoneta died 9:30 a.m. Friday at his residence. He was born January 29, 1930 on the family farm near Buckland to the late Carl Lavonne and Tessie Iola Reed Mack. He married Jo- Ann Thompson Jan. 4, 1953 and she survives. Don was a retired farmer and had worked for Ford. He was a member of Hartford Christian Church and former member of Young Farmers Group of Spencerville, Jolly Timers/Wagon Wheelers Western...

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Gary  W. Joseph, Sr.

Gary W. Joseph, Sr.

February 22, 1945 — August 21, 2014
Service: August 26, 2014

Gary W. Joseph, Sr., age 69 of Elida, died at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1945 in Alger, Ohio; the son of the late Joshua and Frances Collingsworth Joseph. On July 27, 1963 he married Gloria J. Swem, who survives. Mr. Joseph retired as a supervisor with Allen County Regional Transit Authority. Before his retirement with RTA he drove a truck with Roeder Cartage. His hobbies included...

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