Charles Smith funeral service on Tuesday

Charles F. “Chuck” Smith, Jr., 61, passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in the early morning due to an auto accident.  He was born on Aug. 12, 1959 in Washington, D.C., to Charles and Etta (Kearns) Smith, Sr.  His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Harrod.       Chuck worked as an independent insurance … Read more Charles Smith funeral service on Tuesday

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Thomas Wilson was a former Hardin County fair manager

Thomas Rex Wilson, 76, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4:15 P.M. at Lima Memorial Health System.  He was born on May 14, 1944, in Tiffin, Ohio, to the late H. Rex and Dorothy (Croy) Wilson. Thomas married Julie Rader and she preceded him in death on Friday, February 16, 2018.  He later married Sue Meeks … Read more Thomas Wilson was a former Hardin County fair manager

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Paul Warner, Sr., 1946-2020

 Paul C. Warner Sr., 73, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at his residence in Lima, surrounded by his family.         He was born on Dec. 18, 1946, in Lima, to the late Merrill and Rowena (Swarner) Warner. Paul was raised by his grandparents the late Clay and Audrey Warner. He was previously married to Linda Warner. Paul’s longtime partner Vickie … Read more Paul Warner, Sr., 1946-2020

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Steve Greer was an avid outdoorsman

Claude Stephen “Steve” Greer, 65, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at 5:47 p.m. at his residence in Ada. He was born on Aug. 25, 1955, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to Claude and Vernice (Compton) Russell. His father preceded him death and his mother survives in Alger. Steve was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed trapping, fishing, and hunting. He ran a bait shop … Read more Steve Greer was an avid outdoorsman

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Private family service planned for Ada resident Janet Leonard

 Janet M. Leonard, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 2:17 p.m. at her residence in Ada. She was born on April 30, 1935, in Rochester, New York, to the late Charles D. and Marion (LaPlant) Walker.  Janet first married Theodore Grumsha and he passed away.  She then married John Leonard and he also passed away. … Read more Private family service planned for Ada resident Janet Leonard

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Bobbie Jean Williams was retired from ONU custodian department

Bobbie Jean Williams, 85, passed away on Sunday, Sept.13, 2020, at 1:20 a.m. at the Lima Manor, Lima, Ohio. She was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Samuel and Nora (Wright) Ramey. On June 3, 1952 Jean married Estill L. Williams and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2016. Jean was a … Read more Bobbie Jean Williams was retired from ONU custodian department

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Marilyn “Kay” Sanders was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods

Marilyn “Kay” Sanders, 74, passed away on Sept. 4, 2020, at 1:18 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System surrounded by family.  She was born on June 5, 1946 in Lima, Ohio, to the late Howard and Inise (Lee) Lawrence.  On Febr. 17, 1968, Kay married Larry R. Sanders.  Kay retired from Wilson Sporting Goods of Ada.  Also surviving are her … Read more Marilyn “Kay” Sanders was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods

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Iretta Wright was retired from United Telephone/Sprint

Iretta Wright, 88, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at 5:57 p.m. at the Blanchard Valley Health System – Hospice, Findlay. Iretta was ready when the Lord called her. She was born on Dec. 10, 1931, in Floyd County, Kentucky, to the late Willie and Sarah (Puckett) Wright. Iretta worked as a supervisor of Operator Services retiring from the United … Read more Iretta Wright was retired from United Telephone/Sprint

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Louise T. Baker was a life member of Ada VFW Auxiliary

 Louise T. Baker, 94, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at 6:49 a.m. at her home in Harrod, surrounded by her family.  Louise was also known as “Granny” “Ta-Da” or “Sis,” depending on who she was talking to. Louise was born on Sept. 10, 1925, to Balthasar and Teresa (Thuringer) Kirchmeier, who preceded her in … Read more Louise T. Baker was a life member of Ada VFW Auxiliary

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Ann Marie McDowell 1955 – 2020

Ann Marie McDowell, 65, died on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at her residence in McGuffey, Ohio. She was born on Feb. 21, 1955, in Greenville, South Carolina, to Eugene and Evelyn (Ready) Kalutz. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Camden, South Carolina. On July 4, 1973, Ann married Paul McDowell and he survives in McGuffey, … Read more Ann Marie McDowell 1955 – 2020

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Beverly Cole was a naturalist at Johnny Appleseed Metro Park

 Beverly J. Cole, 66, died on Friday, Aug.14, 2020 at her residence in Lima.        She was born on Sept. 29, 1953, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Gaylord A. and France B. (Nichols) Cole. Beverly was a naturalist, and volunteer at Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park, Lima. She earned four Bachelor’s Degrees, two from Ohio State University and … Read more Beverly Cole was a naturalist at Johnny Appleseed Metro Park

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Hager Mosley was retired from Ford Motor, Lima

Hager Mosley, 80, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born on March 18, 1940, in Knott County, Kentucky, to the late Robert and Gladys (Smith) Mosley.  Hager is survived by his son, Robert Mosley of Ada; a daughter, Lisa (Don) Berry of McGuffey; three grandchildren: Kylie … Read more Hager Mosley was retired from Ford Motor, Lima

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Jaye Bumbaugh, retired Bluffton art professor, was an ONU graduate

Retired Bluffton University art professor Jaye Bumbaugh of Lima, died Friday, July 25, 2020, at The Kobacker House in Columbus.  Jaye was born July 30, 1937, to Glenn and Grace (Thorpe) Bumbaugh in Lorain, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1959.  Jaye taught junior high and senior high school classes at Midview Schools,  Grafton, and … Read more Jaye Bumbaugh, retired Bluffton art professor, was an ONU graduate

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Aaron Evans was employed at Acheson’s Resort in Lakeview

No memorial service planned Aaron E. R. Evans, 34, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 7:22 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health Systems, due to an auto accident.  He was born on Nov. 8, 1985, in Kenton, Ohio, to Ronald Lee Evans and Dori (Kiess) Spencer.  His father Ronald survives in Ada and his mother Dori survives … Read more Aaron Evans was employed at Acheson’s Resort in Lakeview

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Private graveside service planned for “Nikki” Paynter-Lamb

Barbara Nicole “Nikki” Paynter-Lamb, 30, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born on May 31, 1990, in Maryland. On May 22, 2020, Nikki married Ryan Lamb of Lima. Nikki is also survived by her parents: Rick and Denise (Bontz) D’Arca; three sons: Daniel “Kyran” Metzger, Joshua Lynch, Jr., and … Read more Private graveside service planned for “Nikki” Paynter-Lamb

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Jon Umphress was active in several Ada organizations

Held a deep interest in the community and its history Ada civic leader Jon W. Umphress, 70, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 1:34 a.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 13, 1949, in Lima to the late Wilbur and Virginia (Foss) Umphress. On June 20, 1971, Jon married Susan J. Epley … Read more Jon Umphress was active in several Ada organizations

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Sunday visitation for Alex Sweigart

Funeral service Monday at First United Methodist Church Attendance will be restricted at the funeral and visitation based on space to accommodate social distancing requirements.  The family and funeral home requests face coverings be worn while attending visitation and service. Alex Martin Sweigart, 18, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. due to an … Read more Sunday visitation for Alex Sweigart

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