Miscellaneous Hardin County, Ohio Obituaries
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Eloise A. Hawk, 80, Lima, died Nov. 7, 1999 at her residence. She was born July 30, 1919, in Lima to Ralph and Anna Dapehdall Hasson. On June 14, 1937, she married James Harold Hawk, who died June 22, 1975. Area survivor includes a daughter, Shirley (Charles) Green of Dunkirk. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Mrs. Hawk was a lab technician for Lauer, Webb, Fowler and McFarland Orthodontist for 15 years and had worked at Westinghouse Corp. for 16 years. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, where she was a member of its Women's Circle, choir, Altar Guild and Semperfidelis Sunday school class. She was a member of West Ohio Quilters Association, the Lima Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a volunteer at the Lima Convalescent Home. Services were held this morning, Nov. 10 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Arthur Wilde and Debra Domeier officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Circle at the church.
Frank Kindle, 79, Dunkirk, died Nov. 7, 1999 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton. He was born June 16, 1920, in Dola, to Oscar and Lena (Kindle) Kindle. On Nov. 16, 1946, he married Elizabeth Clark, who survives. Survivors also include one son, Mike (Jolene) Kindle of Dunkirk; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Kindle was the owner and operator of Frank's Garage in Dunkirk. He drove a school bus for Hardin Northern School and was a former council member and mayor of Dunkirk. He was a member of Kenton Moose Lodge and Kenton Elks Lodge 157. There will be no service. Memorials contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care or a charity of the donor's choice.
John J. Hawk, 70, Lafayette, died Nov. 18, 1999 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born June 29, 1929, in Lima to John Andrew and Lenna Hefner Hawk. On April 5, 1952, he married Lillian A. Carter, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 1995. Survivors include two sons, William Allen Hawk and John Earl (Sue) Hawk, both of Lafayette; one daughter, Aleda K. Hawk of Beaverdam; three brothers, Dick Hawk of Lafayette, and Russ Hawk and Oliver Hawk, both of Lima; four sisters, Mary Barber and Mildred Servis, both of Beaverdam, Francis Tussing of Waynesfield, and Katherine Herron of Rockport; two grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Fitzgerald of Lima. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gayle Jean Hawk; one brother, Clifford Hawk; and five sisters, Helen Lawrence, Edith Hawk, Bertha Holt, Margaret Hawk and Dertha May Hawk. Mr. Hawk was a self-employed farmer and machine operator with Ford Motor Company retiring after 32 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. He as a member of the FOE #370 and the Ada VFW #9381. Services were held Nov. 22 at Chiles and Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Downey officiating. Burial was in Liberty Chapel Cemetery. Military rites were given by the Ada VFW #9381.
Shawn R. Stoner, 28, Arlington, Va., formerly of Lima, died at Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Va. He was born May 7, 1971, in Bluffton to Steven W. and Barbara Hooker Stoner. His father and stepmother, Steven W. and Deb Stoner, survive in Lima. His mother and stepfather, Barbara and Phil Mason, also survive in Lima. His fiancee, Fannie Dela Cruz, survives in Arlington, Va. Survivors also include an area stepbrother, Phil Mason Jr. of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by a paternal grandparent and a maternal grandparent. Mr. Stoner was an investigative technician with the Drug Enforcement Agency in the Department of Justice and had worked as a wireless communication technician for the State Department Foreign Service. He was a 1990 graduate of Bath High School where he was a starter on the 1989 championship football team. He was also on the Bath Tiger Midget football team in 1983, which was city league runner-up. He as a Navy veteran of the Gulf War. Services were held Nov. 20 at Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel, with the Rev. Douglas Admans officiating. Burial was in Bluelick Cemetery, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to his fiancee, Fannie Dela Cruz, for medical expenses.
Robert L. "Bob" Swart, 68, Painesville Twp., formerly of Ada, died Nov. 28, 1999 at LakeMed Nursing Home in Painesville Twp. He was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Jamestown, N.Y. He married Marilyn Whitford and they were married 50 years. She survives in Painesville Twp. Survivors also include three daughters, Marcia Swart of Perry, Gayle (James) George of Mentor, and Cynthia (Randy) Campbell of Bedford; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Christopher) Kovac of Eastlake, Stephanie Cowper of Mentor, Nicole Baldauf of Euclid, and Grace Campbell of Bedford; one sister Rita (Daniel) Nelson of Jamestown, N.Y.; and one nephew, Ronald Nelson of Chicago, Il. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Swart. Mr. Swart was a Professional Engineer and engineering consultant. He was an engineering professor at Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Purdue University and Ohio Northern University. He was previously employed by Performed Line Products and Gould of Cleveland. He was a member of IEEE, ASME and SAE. He was a graduate of Purdue University in 1953, Case Western Reserve University in 1956 and Cleveland State University. He obtained a master's degrees in engineering mechanics and structural engineering. He was an active member of Perry United Methodist Church. He volunteered for the Perry Center and was a volunteer reader during story hour at Perry Elementary School. He also initiated the Community Dinner Program at Masters Church. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 3 at Lind Funeral Home, 805 W. 3rd St., Jamestown, N.Y. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y. Contributions may be made to Perry United Methodist Church, 3875 Main St., Perry, Ohio.
John L. Cochrane, 58, Dunkirk, died Nov. 23, 1999 at his son's residence in Waynesfield. He was born March 12, 1941 in Lima, to Rockford L. and Bertha M. (Baughman) Cochrane, who preceded him in death. On March 6, 1965, he married Linda K. Brentlinger, and she survives in Delphos. Survivors also include a son, Shane M. Cochrane of Waynesfield; a daughter, Cindy E. (Richard) Johnson of Newark; a granddaughter, Kathryn E. Cochrane of Waynesfield; two grandsons, Dylan D. and Logan L. Johnson, both of Newark; a sister, Vivian (Ralph) Spradlin of Lakeview; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger and Joe Cochrane. Mr. Cochrane was a maintenance man for Ken Jarvis on a swine farm. He also worked as a plumber and welder. Services were held Nov. 27 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with the Rev. Forrest Edward Jarrell officiating. Burial was in Roundhead Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice Care and /or Hardin County Cancer Society.
Edith O. Ogle, 81, Lima, died Nov. 22, 1999 at her residence. She was born Jan. 30, 1918, in LIma to Elmer and Gertrude Louden Judy. On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Benjamin Ogle, who died in 1957. Survivors include a sister in the area, Maxine Contris of Lafayette. She was preceded in death by two brothers, and a sister. Mrs. Ogle worked at the downtown Kewpee for the last 24 years. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Benevolent nd Protective Order of Elks Lodge 54 Auxiliary. Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 27 at St. Rose Catholic Church, with the Rev. J. Norbert Howe officiating. Burial was in Gethsemani Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society.
Earl D. Collins, 69, Douglas, Ariz., died Nov. 30, 1999 in Douglas, Ariz. He was born March 1, 1930, in Hardin County, to John and Cecile (Baughman) Collins, both deceased. In 1976, he married Faith Guentzler and she survives. Survivors also include two sons, David Collins of Ada, and Rick Vires of Waseon; two daughters, Judy Collins and Gretchen Collins, both of Douglas, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two brothers, John Collins Jr. of Toledo, and Edward Collins of Forest; and six sisters, L.U. (Betty) Rodabaugh of Forest, Ellen Price of Dunkirk, Patty Collins and Mildred (Dan) Price, both of Findlay, Carol McKinley of Marysville, and Joyce (William) LaRue of Benton Ridge. Mr. Collins was a retired truck driver. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and held memberships in the Kiwanis Club and the Presbyterian Church of Douglas, Ariz. A memorial service will be held Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. at Grace Gospel Church in Ada, with the Rev. Dan Reed officiating. Memorials may be made to Kiwanis Club of Douglas, Ariz.
Audrey M. Hunt, 93, Lima, died Nov. 30, 1999 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton. She was born Nov. 28, 1906 in Lafayette to H.R. and Hazel (Heath) Frederick. On Dec. 24, 1925, she married Gerald W. Hunt, and he died Oct. 20, 1993. Survivors include two brothers, William (Ruth) Frederick of N. Canton, and Bob (Mary) Frederick of Dunkirk; two sisters, Maxine Williams of Fairborn, and Betty Amstutz of Kenton; numerous nieces and nephews; and a caregiver, Opal Harvey of Harrod. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Frederick, William Kahler and Gene Frederick; and three sisters, Thelma Sherman, Janice Mankey and infant Patricia Frederick. Mrs. Hunt was a coach designer at Superior Coach, Sheller Globe Division in Lima. Later she worked as a nurse's aide at Lima Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Lima. She was a member of Dola Presbyterian Church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Trinity chapter, and attended Dola High School. Services were held Dec. 4 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Mr. Thomas Gossel officiating. Burial was in Dola Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Dola Presbyterian Church.
Jonathan S. Green Sr., 84, Ada, died Nov. 30, 1999 at Baldwin Manor Nursing Center in Kenton. He was born June 4, 1915 in Logan County to Clyde W. and May(Fout) Green. On March 31, 1944, he married Margie J. Dice, and she survives. Survivors also include two sons, Lowell (Donna) Green of Jenera and Jonathan S. Green Jr. of Findlay; two daughters, Jeanne (Denver) Moore of Ada and Dana L. (Ham) Cole of Belle Center; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Vera Joseph; three brothers, Nelson, Wilbur C., and Howard T. Green; and three sisters, LouAnna Garman, Rosella O'Brien and Pearl Yoakam. Mr. Green was a cabinet maker and carpenter for Ohio Northern University. He retired in 1976. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the South Pacific in New Guinea. He held memberships in the Ada VFW Post 9381, and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19 of Lima. Services were held Dec. 4 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Steve Hovda. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada. Graveside military services were conducted by Ada VFW Post 9381. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green family.
Lorella A. McKinney, 74, Upper Arlington, formerly of Ada, died Dec. 13, 1999, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born to D.S. and Lucile McKinney. Miss McKinney retired as an administrator from The Ohio State University and had been a teacher in Swanton, Kenton, Willoughby, Washington Court House, New York University, New Paltz and Emory University. She was a member of King Avenue United Methodist Church and the Quota Club, where she was voted Woman of the Year. She received her bachelor's degree from Ohio Northern University and her master's and doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University. Survivors include two brothers, Donovan E. (Roberta J.) McKinney and Ned A. (Patricia) McKinney; and several nephews and nieces. Services were held Dec. 16 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus, with the Rev. Grayson Atha officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Madge Moore, 87, Kenton, died Dec. 19, 1999 at Baldwin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kenton. She was born April 1, 1912, in McGoffin County, Ky. to Sam and Cora (Shepherd) Shepherd. On Dec. 11, 1935, she married Robert L. Moore, and he died Aug. 3, 1984. Survivors include six sons, Hazard (Wilma) Moore and Bill Dennis (Shirley) Moore, both of Belle Center, Otmer (Janice) Moore and Dayers Moore, both of Lima, and Charles (Wanda) Moore and Bob R. Moore, both of Kenton; one stepson, Clarence (Neomi) Moore of Alger; two daughters, Aleen (Don) Davis of Roundhead and Corine (Delmar) Moore of Kenton; two brothers, Merle Shepherd of Warsaw, Ind., and Wilkie (Ada) Shepherd of Belle Center; one sister, Lonnie (Bill) Fraley of Kenton; 31 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Beecher, Mitchell, Hargis and Monroe Shepherd; one stepdaughter, Goldie Moore; and two sisters, Sadie Shepherd and Birdie May Shepherd. Mrs. Moore was a clerk at the Salvage Store in New Hampshire, Ohio. She also did domestic work and child care for 14 years. She was an avid singer of ballads of the mountains and played the harmonica since early childhood. Services will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with the Rev. James Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in McDonald-Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenton Senior Citizens. Word has recently been received that Donald Baker, Jr., 83, died Sept. 10, 1999, in Jacinto, Calif. Mr. Baker was the son of the late Donald and Cora Baker from Ada.
Scott A. Barna, 17, Findlay, died Dec. 11, 1999 at his grandfather's residence due to a fire. He was born Oct. 23, 1982, in Bethlahem, Pa., to William and Robin (Spence) Barna. His father survives in Marion, and his mother in Orwell. Survivors also include a sister, Danica Barna of Orwell; two stepbrothers of Orwell; two stepsisters of Orwell; and paternal grandmother, Darlene Klett. Mr. Barna was a junior at Findlay High School. Services were held Dec. 17 at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, with Major Donald Speakman officiating. Burial will be in Cannonsburg Cemetery, Union Twp., Hancock Co., at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Scott A. Barna Memorial Fund, c/o Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, Ohio, 45840.
Albert F. Klett, 67, Forest, died Dec. 11, 1999 at his residence due to a trailer fire. He was born Sept. 28, 1932, in Lima to Elmer and Elsie Klett. On Aug. 9, 1965, he married Darlene Smart in Fort Wayne, Ind., and she survives in Findlay. Survivors also include a son, Brian D. Klett of Indianapolis, Ind.; a stepson, William Barna Jr. of Marion; and two daughters, Jane Sue (William) Miller, and Penny Lynn (Rodney), both of Findlay; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry Klett of Lima; and one sister, Edna (John) Swaggart of Ada. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Moyer-Klett; and five brothers, Fred, Roy, Loyd, Joe and George Klett. Mr. Klett was a self-employed window cleaner and previously owned Al's Bait and Tackle in Findlay. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Findlay, the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Services were held Dec. 17 at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, with Major Donald Speakman officiating. Burial will be held at Cannonsburg Cemetery, Union Twp., Hancock Co., at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott A. Barna Memorial Fund, c/o Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Floyd R. Carmean, 70, Alger, died Dec. 17, 1999 at his residence. He was born July 16, 1929 in McGuffey to Charles A. and Margaret G. (Dysert) Carmean. On Oct. 30, 1948, he married Frances June Line, and she died Nov. 26, 1990. Survivors include one son, Daryl (Sandy) Carmean of Alger; four grandchildren; two brothers, Harold LeRoy Carmean and David P. (Sue) Carmean, both of Kenton; and two sisters, Shirley (Vernon) Wilcox of Alger, and Twyla Sue Bailey of Lima. He was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Eugene Carmean; three brothers, James, Bobby and Gary Carmean; one sister, Doris Irene Donnal; and one grandson, Terry Keith Carmean. Mr. Carmean was a welder, retiring in 1991 from Golden Giant in Kenton. He was a member of the Alger Fire Department. Services were held Dec. 20 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with the Rev. Abe Rowe officiating. He was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Alger. Memorials may be made to Alger Fire and Rescue Squads.
Elsie M. Combs, 82, Jackson Center, died Dec. 25, 1999 at her residence. She was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Lakeville, Ky. to Hamilton and Stella (Carty) Combs. Survivors include two brothers, Roosevelt (Barbara) Combs of Findlay, and Hamilton (Maxine) Combs of Ada; four sisters, Ethel Hattery of Alger, Mary Neeley of Marshall, Mich., Delma Mullett of Lima, and Thelma Slusser of Jackson Center; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mitchell and Raymond Combs. Ms. Combs retired after 28 years as an LPN (nurse) at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Mich. Services were held Dec. 28 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Pastor Scot Caley officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Wilson Memorial Hospital Hospice in Sidney.
John M. Snyder, 91, died Dec. 25, 1999 at Heartland of Indian Lake, Lakeview. He was born Aug. 26, 1908 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Vattier and Blanche (Bradford) Snyder. On June 13, 1931, he married Marjorie D. Detrick. She preceded him in death on June 5, 1995. Mr. Snyder retired in 1972 after working for 32 years as a tax consultant for Gates McDonald Company in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Pa., and New York City, N.Y. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1931, with a degree in business administration. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Ada. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, the Masonic Lodge in Pittsburgh, Pa., and a 32 Degree Mason and Shriner. He was long time member of the Lima Beane Barbershop Chorus of Lima, and a senior active member of the Ada Rotary International for several years. There will be no visitation or services. The body was cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ada.
Fred E. Westphal, 84, Lafayette, died Dec. 25, 1999 at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. He was born April 30, 1915, in Stettin, Germany, to Fred Otto and Martha Elizabeth (Schmidt) Westphal. On March 21, 1942, he married Mary Leah Long, and she survives in Lafayette. Survivors also include a son, William I. (Therese) Westphal of Roswell, Ga.; and two grandsons, Brian and Kevin Westphal, both of Roswell, Ga. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Ann Westphal. Mr. Westphal worked at the Lima Locomotive as a pattern maker from 1943-1946. He then worked at Lima Armature Works for several years. He retired in 1979 from the Maintenance Department at Ohio Northern University of Ada. He also previously worked in the maintenance department at Manatee Junior College in Bradenton, Fla. He was a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren, a member of the Jackson Grange and a member of the Pattern Maker Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a 1936 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School. Services were held Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, at County Line Church of the Brethren, Harrod, with Pastor Walt Powers officiating. He was buried in Lafayette Cemetery. Graveside military services were conducted by Ada VFW Post 9381. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.
Ruth Elizabeth Gunn, 82, died Dec. 24, 1999 at Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton. She was born Jan. 9, 1917 in Lima to John Madison and Goldie M. (Kilgore) Early. In 1938, she married Garland G. Gunn, and he survives in Ada. Survivors also include three sons, John "Jack" (Nancy) Gunn of Kenton, Donald G. (Lin) Gunn of Brookville, Md., and Larry E. Gunn of Lima; one brother, Donald (Rozella) Early of Monroe, Mich.; one sister, Helen Bowers of Lima; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Early. Mrs. Gunn was a homemaker, also working in food preparation at Ohio Northern University fraternity houses. She was a cook at Hal and Jean's restaurant in Ada. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Chaplain Roger Brown officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care of Kenton.
Dorraine B. Leake, 76, Waldport, Ore., died Dec. 13, 1999, due to two major stokes and Alzheimer's disease. She married James Ross Leake on July 31, 1945, and he survives. He is the son of Frances Ross and Lowell Laverne Leake, formerly of Ada. Lowell Leake worked for The Ada Herald. Dorraine Leake was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Branford, Conn., to Clarence and Hazel (Ryder) Bradley. She graduated from Branford High School in 1941. She attended the University of Connecticut. Majoring in chemistry, with a minor in math, she graduated in 1945. Mrs. Leake had a chemistry job with the Manhattan Project of the AEC. The Leakes also resided in Littleton, Colo. Mrs. Leake managed the books for her husband's private solo medical practice. She was active in Beta Sigma Phi and was involved in Campfire Girls. She and her husband rejoined the VA system for 12 years in Fort Lyon, Colo. and White City, Ore. She and her husband enjoyed horseback riding and traveling. They retired in October of 1994 in Waldport. Survivors also include children, Martha Leake of Valdosta, Ga.; Kathy Jackson of Chickamauga, Ga.; James Ross Leake Jr. of Bozeman, Mont.; Barbara Salkind of Tacoma, Wash.; and Heidi Lodge of Glendale, Ariz; a brother, Alan Bradley of Wayne, Pa.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Private memorial services were held at St. Luke's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Waldport, with the Rev. Susan Church officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, care of DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel, 815 NW Buchanan, Corvallis, Ore. 97330.
Patricia Ann "Patty" Krummrey, 67, McGuffey, died Jan. 3, 2000 at her residence. She was born April 8, 1932 in McGuffey, to Frank and Cleo (Wies) Winegardner. On Nov. 16, 1950, she married Alfred Lee Krummrey, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1996. Survivors include two sons, Rick (Debra) Krummrey of Alger, and Duane (Treena) Krummrey of McGuffey; one daughter, Dawn (Bob) Bischoff of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Nicky Krummrey, Matt Warren, Nikki and Pam Bischoff, Amber (Aaron) Brown, Drake, Michael and Wesley Krummrey and Mindy Bischoff; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Luke Brown; two brothers, Russell (Joan) Winegardner of Kenton, and Bill Combs of McGuffey; four sisters, Shirley (Ron) Dearth and Sherry (Charlie) Dunson, both of Ada, Diane (Ben) Berry of Kenton and Rhonda (Jerry) Spradlin of Roundhead; and several close nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Randall Lee Krummrey; and two sisters, June Allen and Norma J. Winegardner. Mrs. Krummrey retired in 1994 from Wilson's Sporting Goods where she was president of the AFL-CIO Textile Workers Union for several years. She was a member of the McGuffey Church of Christ in McGuffey. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, with Pastor Scot Caley officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and until time of service at the funeral home in Alger on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin County Hospice Care, Hardin County Cancer Society, and/or the USV Building Fund.
Ira Howard, 87, Alger, died Dec. 31, 1999 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Floyd County, Ky., to Wild and Minnie (Manns) Howard. On Feb. 25, 1931, he married Ezza Allen and she died May 27, 1986. On March 20, 1988, he then married Ollie (Gibson) Crowe, and she survives in Alger. Survivors also include five sons, Edd (Beatrice) Howard and Hayden Howard, both of Alger, Dayton (Dolores) Howard of Lima, Robert (Judy) Howard of Lakeview, and Ronnie (Sandra) Howard of Forest; two daughters, Myrtle Johns of Waynesfield, and Virgie (Hager) Lafferty of Alger; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charlie (Mary Rose) Howard of McGuffey, Tommy Howard of Florida, and Jimmy Howard of Tennessee; and one sister, Nellie Howard of Indiana. He was preceded in death by a son, Dallas Howard, and a grandson, Stevie Howard. Mr. Howard retired after 30 years from the Pennsylvania Railroad where he was a machine operator. He was a member of the Auglaize United Baptist Church, Maysville. Services were held the morning of Jan. 5 at Auglaize United Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Rev. Russell Manns and Rev. Willie Collins officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Memorial contributions may be made to Auglaize United Baptist Church, Maysville.
Waldo J. "Wally" Long, 79, Lafayette, died Jan. 2, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born June 23, 1920, in Hardin County, to Clarence "Pete" and Agnes (Long) Long. On Oct. 28, 1942, he married Mary Jeanette Guthrie, and she preceded him in death on July 9, 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Deb (Gary) Richardson of Harrod; three grandchildren, Stacy Richardson of Columbus, Brian and Michele Richardson and Nick and Jammie Richardson, all of Harrod; seven great-grandchildren, Kyley, Courtney, Shelby, James, Tanner, London, and Kayne Richardson; and one sister, Betty Holland of Corona, Calif. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nanette Barbara Long; a brother, Dwight Long and a stepmother, Lola Long. Mr. Long was a car salesman for White Chevrolet, and Lima and Conner Olds, where he was a general manager for several years. He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Ada VFW Post 9381, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates #8 of Lima (FOPA). Services will begin at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 5 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor David Thompson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Ada. Visiting will be held at the funeral home until time of services. Memorials may be made to the West Ohio Kidney Foundation or Lafayette-Jackson Rescue Squad.
Margaret Lusk, 76, Harrod, died Dec. 30, 1999 at her residence. She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in Van Wert to Phillip F. and Susie (Douglas) Lee. On Nov. 16, 1946, she married Harold E. Lusk, and he died on Jan. 23, 1991. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Stoermer of Harrod, Peggy (Jerry) Patton of Columbus Grove, and Patty (Doug) Reed of Lima, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one brother,Rev. Charles (Theresa) Lee of Omaha, Neb., and one sister Ruth Jennings of Lima. She was preceded in death by three brothers Paul, Earl "Pete" and Baccle Lee; and one sister Susan McKinley. Mrs. Lusk was a homemaker and farmerette. She was a member of the Heidelburg Church of Lima, Lafayette Chapter #121 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Lima B.P.O.E. Elks. She was also a past volunteer at Lima Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Services were held Jan. 4 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, with Pastor David Thompson officiating. Burial was held at Fairmont Cemetery in Waynesfield. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.