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Homer J. Binkley, 97, of Harrod died March 4, 2000 at the Lost Creek Care Center. He was born July 14, 1902 to John and Anna (Grubb) Binkley of Hardin County. On November 20, 1940 he married Glenna M. Burnison who died on Nov. 7, 1998. Survivors include two sons, Carol (Patricia ) Burnison of Sandy, Utah, and Mark Binkley of Harrod; one daughter, Toinette Meyer of Lima; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Lee Burnison, two brothers, Ralph and Howard Binkley, and one sister Elizabeth Archer. Mr. Binkley was a farmer. He was a member of the Harrod Christian Church, and a 75 year member of the former Jackson Grange. Services were held March 8, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, with the Rev. Mark Bayliff officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery in Westminster, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the Harrod Rescue Squad or the Harrod Christian Church.

Harold Hickerson, 84 of Lafayette, Ohio died March 5, 2000 at his residence. He was born March 7, 1915 to Dallas and Hazel (Cheney) Hickerson of Leipsic, Ohio. On Sept. 2, 1939 he married Lois Haynes who survives in Lafeyette. Other survivors include three sons, James D. Hickerson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Gary L. (Barb) Hickerson of Sidney, Ohio, John S. (Mary) Hickerson of Overland Park, Kansas; and six grandchildren. Mr. Hickerson was a graduate of Crawfis College High School in Putnam County, Ohio. He attended the National School of Mechanical Trades in Chicago, Il. In 1978 he retired from the Warner Swasey Company after 32 years of service. He was a World War II veteran having served four years, three of which were with the 190th Field Artillery Division in European Theater. He was also a member of the Lafayette First United Methodist Church. Services will be held March 9, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Delbert Bonar officiating. Visitation will be be held Wed. from 4-8 and until the time of the service on Thurs. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association, The Lafayette First United Methodist Church, and or St. Rita's Hospice Care.

Ethel J. Dobnicker, 94, of Ada died March 4, 2000 at her residence. She was born October 8, 1905. to Rueben J. and Maude L. (Perry) Rundell of Kalispell, Montana. On Oct. 31, 1937 she married John F. Dobnicker who died on Jan. 11, 1958. Survivors include one son, John C. Dobnicker of Ada; one daughter, Dorothy A. Dobnicker of Ada; one grandson, Dale Dobnicker of Cincinnati, and one granddaughter, Cindi Dobnicker of Los Angeles, Ca.. She was preceded in death by son Allan D. Dobnicker who died March 24, 1995, two brothers Theodore and James Rundell. Mrs. Dobnicker was a 1929 graduate of Ohio Northern University. She taught at Ada Elementary. She also taught special Education at the former McGuffey Elementary School and at Riverdale Elementary in Wharton from which she retired. She was a member of the Hardin County Retired Teachers Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, First United Methodist Church of Ada, and the United Methodist Church Women's Organization. Services were held March 7, 2000 at the Hanson- Neely Funeral Home in Ada with James Mathieu officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Elma D. Lyle, 84, of Alger died March 6, 2000 at Baldwin Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 20, 1915 to William Phillip and Bessie (Lawrence) Boecher of Hardin County. On Aug. 18, 1939 she married Howard Carroll Lyle who died on Oct. 5, 1965. Survivors include a son, Jim (Marian Jean) Lyle of Alger; a daughter, Dr. Ellen Kay (Stephen A.) Douglas Phd. of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jean Annette(Deering) Dyer of Mansfield, Howard Jacob (Cristal) Lyle of Alger, Ohio, Todd Aaron Douglas of Ft. Collins, Co., Mark Darren Douglas of Boulder, Co; and a sister Anna (Willard) Shulaw of Ada. Mrs. Lyle was a teachers aide for Roundhead Elementary School; Deputy Register in Hardin County Recorders Office from 1969-1985. She also served on the Roundhead Board of Elections for several years. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kenton, 1935 graduate of Roundhead High School, member of the McDonald Grange for over 60 years, member of the U.M.W. of the church for several years, and a member of the Homemakers Club of Hardin County Services will be held March 9, 2000 at 10:00 a.m with the Rev. Fred Richards officiating. Visitation will be Wed. from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and until the time of the service on Thurs. Memorials may be made to the Hardin Hospice Care of Kenton.

Edith Staley, 78 of Ada died March 6, 2000 at the Richland Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 21, 1921 to Homer Amstutz and Lilian Marquart-Amstutz-Kempf. On Oct. 28, 1939 she married Clair W. "Bill" Staley who died on Feb. 6, 1985. Survivors include two sisters, Vera Budd of Lima, and Treva (Charles) Clark of Findlay. She was preceded in death by a brother Herbert Kempf. Mrs. Staley was a homemaker and a machine operator at Triplett Corp. in Bluffton, Ohio. She was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ in rural Ada, and a a former member of the Church Ladies Aid. Services will be held March 9, 2000 at the Hanson Neely Funeral Home in Ada at 11:00 a.m with Pastor Michael Downey and Rev. David Underwood officiating. Visitation will be Wed. from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Thurs. until the service begins. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Foundation.

Jeffrey L. Spencer, 42 of Lima died March 10, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 24, 1957 to William F. "Bill" and Betty (Cooney) Spencer of McGuffey. On July 19, 1999, he married Kimberli Livingston who survives in Lima. Other survivors include four sons, Joshua Spencer of Kenton, Dallas, Devin and Jeffrey Allan Spencer all at home in Lima; one daughter, Julie Spencer of Lima; two brothers Robert (Sue) Spencer of Palmetto, Florida, and Bruce Spencer of Lima. He was preceded in death by his parents and paternal grandfather Myrel T. Spencer who who died on March 10, 2000. Mr. Spencer was a member of the Bassmasters Sportman Society. He was an avid fisherman, camper and boater. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Services were held March 13, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger with the Rev. Virgil Hendrickson officiating. Burial was at Preston Cemetery in Alger. Memorials may be made to the family.

Myrel T. Spencer, 95 of Harrod died March 10, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 8, 1904 to Frank and Agatha (Hinkle) Spencer of Hardin County. On July 7, 1927 he married Beatrice Gossard who died June 17, 1972. He is survived by three sons, Eugene (Edith) Spencer of Kenton, Thomas Spencer of Harrod, and Jerry (Barb) Spencer of Cridersville; three daughters, Barbara Ann Smith of Clearwater, Florida, Kaylene (John) Brinkman of Lafayette, and Nancy (Mike) Greeley of Lima; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; and one sister Donna Guider of Waynesfield. He was preceded in death by a son, Bill Spencer; two sisters Abigail Easton and Jenny Lhamon; and two brothers Boyd and Owen Spencer. Mr. Spencer was a farmer. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge #370 of Lima, and a former member of the Farmer's Union. Services were held March 13, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada with the Rev. Ted Moore officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery in Westminster. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Vickie L. Spencer, 46, of Alger died March 13, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1953 to Bradley L. and Ruby (Preston) Campbell who survive in Alger. On Aug. 17, 1980 she married Robert E. Spencer who also survives in Alger. Other survivors include one son, Brian (Phyllis) Spencer of Dunkirk; one daughter Shauna (Todd) Logan of rural Alger; five grandchildren, Brittany Burris of Dunkirk, Austin Douglas of Dunkirk, Krista, Lindsey, and Allison Logan all of Alger; two brothers, Barry (Joyce) Campbell of Prior Lake, Minn., and Douglas Campbell of Alger; several nieces and nephews; maternal grandmother Dora Preston Ferguson of Kenton; and paternal grandmother Carol Campbell of rural Alger. Mrs. Spencer was a homemaker, a kindergarten teachers aid at Upper Scioto Valley School, and an aid at the Head Start program. She also operated Spencer Day Care. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America Lodge. She was the caterer for the Alger USV Lions Club and a 1971 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School. She was also a member of the Alger First United Methodist Church. Services will be held March 16, 2000 at the Alger First United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m with the Rev. Calvin Waugh officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Hanson- Neely Funeral Home in Alger, and one hour prior to service at the Alger First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Alger First United Methodist Church and or the Hardin County Cancer Society.

Helen M. Flanagan Steele, 91, died March 11, 2000 at the Lost Creek Care Center in Lima. She was born Jan. 3, 1909 to Samuel Ellsworth and Justina Belle (McFadden) Flanagan of Kenton. On Dec. 22, 1933 she married Ralph B. Steele who died on May 10, 1949. Survivors include two sons, Raymond L. Steele of Lima and Robert C. Steele of Alger; one daughter Arlene Kay (Morgan) O'Connor of Marbury, Maryland; four grandchildren, Paul Steele of Anaheim, Calif, Rex Steele of Fort Meyers, Florida, Victoria O'Connor of Indian Head, Maryland, and Rebecca Van Hoeue of Lawton, Mich.; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Donald Steele in Sept. 1968; two sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Steele was retired from R.G. Dunn in Lima in 1974 where she was a cigar maker. Services were held March 14, 2000 at the Hanson- Neely Funeral Home in Alger with the Rev. Calvin Waugh officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Clark Wilson Searfoss of Fairfax, Virginia (formerly of Harrod) died March 5, 2000 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Bettie Searfoss of 35 years and father of Kimberly Clark Searfoss of Fairfax, Virginia. He is also survived by a brother, Herman Searfoss of Jenera, Ohio. Mr. Searfoss served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired in 1977 from the Naval Research Lab after 37 years of service. Services were held March 8, 2000 in Fairfax Virginia.

Michael R. Woofter, 35 of Ada died March 16, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1964 to Riley Woofter of Ada and Genny (Patton) Woofter of Findlay. Other survivors include paternal grandmother Dorothy Woofter of Kenton and several aunts and uncles. Mr. Woofter was a member of Amnesty International and a member of a Local Writing Club. There will be no visitation and the body will be cremated. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family.

Kenneth O. "Kenny" Bowersock, 57, of Ada, died March 18, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born June 29, 1942 to Donald and Marguerite (Waynwright) Bowersock of Lima. On April 12, 1980 he married Barbara E. Skinner who survives in Ada. Other survivors in include two sons, Matthew Bowersock of Columbus and Shane Jeski of Ada; one daughter, Beth (Terry) Cline of Newark, Ohio; two brothers, Richard (Irene) Bowersock of Cridersville and William Bowersock of Lima; two twin sisters Connie (James) Morgan of Golden, Colorado and Nancy (Dave) Williams of Cincinnati; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Bowersock retired in 1996 after 30 years from Scot Lad Foods in Lima, where he was a warehousemen. He was a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren, rural Ada. He was also the past president of the Liberty Conservation Club. He was a collector of many things, especially friends. Services were held March 22, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada with Pastor Walt Powers officiating. Burial was at Lafayette Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and or American Heart Association.

Esther Clark, 95 of Cridersville, formerly of Lima and Alger died Feb. 20, 2000. A memorial service will begin 3:00 p.m., Saturday March 25, 2000 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio. Chaplain Thomas Dye will officiate. The cremated remains will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery near Ada. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m., prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Otterbein-Cridersville or to the Allen County Humane Society.

Mary T. Daniels, 67 died March 18, 2000 at her residence in Belle Center, Ohio. She was born October 15, 1932 to Silas and Ethel (Punches) Punches. On May 13, 1949 she married Rev. John Wesley Daniels Sr., who died Jan. 13, 1999. Survivors include seven sons, John (Mary) Daniels of Belle Center, Joe (Donna) Daniels of Alger, Jack (Cotta) Daniels of Ada, Jeff (Barb) Daniels of Kenton, Mark (Teresa) Daniels of Roundhead, and Kenny Daniels of Roundhead; one daughter, Cheryl Daniels of Belle Center; 27 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother Kenneth (Sandra) Punches of Lima; three sisters, Frances Wireman of Roundhead, Susan (Jim) Hickman of Bryan, Ohio, and Lois Punches of Bryan, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one sister Madlyne Blake. Mrs. Daniels was a homemaker. Services were held March 21, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger with Pastor Annie Robertson officiating. At her request her body will be cremated following the service. Memorials may be made to the Hardin Hospice Care of Kenton.

Doris C. Parker (Hughes), 83 of Dayton died March 15, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Mary Hughes; and by her brother Lamar Hughes. Ms. Parker is survived by her two daughters, Joyce (James) Croghan and Carolyn Kielbaso; five grandchildren, Kim Tompkins, James Croghan Jr., Steve Croghan, Mark Kielbaso, and Lisa Kielbaso; seven great-grandchildren; nephew W. Luther Hughes (formerly of Alger) of Va.; and special friends. Services were held March 18, 2000 at the Magetti Gavin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bryan Kittner officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Doris. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Betty Wright, 84 of Lima died March 22, 2000 at her residence. She was born October 19, 1915 to Joe and Margaret Wireman of Magoffin County, Kentucky. On June 26, 1959 she married Lawrence Wright who survives in Lima. Other survivors include one son, Bill Parrigin of Logan, Ohio; four daughters, Clio Parrigin of Sarasota, Florida, Corie Busch of Apopka, Florida, Deanna Daniels of Ada, and Juanita (Dennis) Akers of Sarasota, Florida; one step-son, Jim Wright of Lima; one step-daughter, Janice (Jerry) Davis of Pinkerington, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Chub Wireman. Mrs. Wright was a homemaker. Services were held on March 25, 2000 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, with Pastor David Thompson officiating. At her request the body was cremated. Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association.

Jeanne Cherry, 78, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully in her home on March 20, 2000. She was born Oct. 15, 1921 in Ada to Frank L. and Rusha Kephart Baum. On March 10, 1945 she married William "Art" Cherry who preceded her in death on March 27, 1985. She is survived by her daughters, Ellen "Casey" (Glen) Rupe of Naples, Florida and M. Clancy Cherry of Jersey City, N.J; her son, Lt. Mike (Joyce) Cherry, USN Ret. of Bremerton, Wash.; her sisters, Eleanor Baum of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Dorothy McMullen of Lima; her grandchildren, Colleen Rupe of Avenel, NJ and Robert (Cathy) Rupe and her great-grandson, Duncan Rupe, all of Colorado Springs, CO Mrs. Cherry graduated from Ada High School in 1939 and Ohio Northern University in 1943, where she majored in physical education. She started her teaching career at Wooster. Later, during World War II, she worked as a ticket agent for Eastern Airlines in Detroit. Jeanne was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church at New Philadelphla where she served, at various times, as deacon, trustee and elder. She was an expert needlepointer. In addition to her parents and husband, Jeanne was preceded in death by her sister, Leila Mae Wolff. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, New Philadelphia with Rev. Mark Behrendt officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, in New Philadelphia, OH.

Judge John Robb Evans, 72, of Lima died March 26, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 11, 1928 to Ernest Snow and Ruth Robb Evans, Sr. of Lima. On April 28, 1962 he married Joyce Link who survives in Lima. Other survivors include three sons, James R. (Martha) Evans of Waynesville, David R. (Shirley) Evans of Lima, and George R. Evans who lives at home; one sister, Patricia (David) Jenkins of Winter Park, Florida; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William James Evans and Ernest S. Evans, Jr. Evans was a graduate of Central High School in 1945. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Miami University and Law Degree (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Ohio Northern University in 1952. He served two years in U.S. Army Infantry and was honorably discharged. He was a member of American Legion Post #96, BPO Elks # 54, Lima Civil Service Board, Member of Allen County Bar and Ohio State Bar Assoc., Ohio Forestry Assoc., Board of Directors of the Lima Symphony Orchestra, Board of Dlrectors of the Lima Cemetery Assoc., Red Cross Board of Directors; Ohio Courts of Appeals Judges Association and the Ohio Biological Survey. Evans was elected to the Third District Court of Appeals. He retired in Feb. 1999, but continued to serve by assignment until Dec. Services were held on March 29 at Chiles & Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel with the Rev. William Croy and Jean Horn officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Rites by VFW #1275. Memorial contributions may be made to Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District.

Joan C. Pfeiffer, 73, of Kenton, died March 31, 2000 at Grant Hospital in Columbus. She was born Jan. 29, 1927 to William and Mildred (Senning) Curtis of Hardin County. On Feb. 13, 1946 she married Robert W. Pfeiffer who survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Sue (Robert) Walls of Kenton, and Pamela (James) Bramble of Kenton; two sons, Rex (Patricia) Pfeiffer of Kenton, and Steven (Bonnie) Pfeiffer of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren; one step grandson; 10 great-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; four sisters, Ethel Wood and Marguerite Doll both of Kenton, Agnes (Eugene) Rader and Sylvia Rader, both of Rushsylvania. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Alan Curtis; and two sisters, Mable Lawyer and Alice Curtis. Mrs. Pfeiffer was retired from working at the Kenton Senior High School cafeteria. She graduated from Belle Center High School in 1945. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Sarah Circle at the church, the Goshen Grange, Hardin County Armory Restoration Foundation, and the Hardin Memorial Hospital Guild. Services were held April 4, 2000 at the Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Johnson officiating. Burial was at Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. John's United Church of Christ or Goshen Grange.

Doris J. Fisher, 87 of Harrod died April 3, 2000 at the Bluffton Mennonite Home. She was born Oct. 22, 1912 to Elmer L. and Pearl H. Groscost Maxson. On June 10, 1942 she married John E. Fisher who died on Dec. 30, 1974. Survivors include three daughters, Kay A. (Norman) Rex of Ada, Pearl E. (Gilbert) Long of Delta, Ohio, Joan M. (Wesley) Crow of Bellvue, Washington; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers Howard, Tom and Forrest Maxson. Mrs. Fisher was a clerk for Central Ins. Co. in VanWert. She owned and operated the Sohio Service Station in West Minster, then she was a clerk for Allen Co. Auditors office where she retired from. She was a member of the West Minster U.C.C. for almost 60 years, the Order of the Eastern Star of Lafayette Chapter #121 for 50 years, and Worthy Matron in 1952. She was also a member of West Minster Social Improvement and Garden Clubs. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years at the church. Services will begin at 11 a.m. on April 6, 2000 at the Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel with the Rev. Sandra Leichty and Rev. Elaine Mikesell officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Lewis Chapel. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the West Minster Fire Dept. or the West Minster U.C.C.

Roy. L. Woolley, 89, of Rawson died April 5, 2000 at St. Catherine's Care Center in Findlay. He was born May 26, 1910 to William M. and Loretta (Mahan) Woolley of Alger. On June 27, 1937 he married Ara Ellen Patterson who survives. Other survivors include two sons, William L. (Mary) Woolley and Michael (Diana) Woolley of Findlay; two daughters Loretta A. (Jerry) Jolliff of Rawson, and Darlene (Robert) Pierce of McComb; one sister Flossie Compton of Alger; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Pingle and Gladys Wilson. Mr. Woolley was a truck driver who retired from National Transit in 1970. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Private services were held April 8, 2000 at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bringman officiating. Burial was at Benton Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Baptist Temple Bridge Hospice.

Gerald R. Holbrook, 57, of Alger died April 9, 2000 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1942 to Adam and Dosha (Ray) Holbrook of Salyersville, Kentucky. On May 15, 1960 he married Patricia Susan Dye who survives in Alger. Other survivors include one son, Gerald Dwayne (Michelle) Holbrook of Mt. Victory; one daughter, Lynn (Paul) Nichols of Ada; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cledies (Linda) Holbrook and Ernie (Becky) Holbrook, both of Wabash, Indiana, and Donald Holbrook of Jamestown, New York. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Miller and Wanda Carole Howard, and one half-sister, Willadean Crace. Mr. Holbrook was a 33 year employee of Cole Motor Sales in Ada, where he was a mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served for four years and a 27 year member of the Alger Volunteer Fire Department. He was a contributor of the Buckeye Sheriffs Association and a member of the Ada Full Gospel Church. He was also a member of the Alger Firefighters Softball team. He was an outstanding parent to his kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren. Services were held April 12, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada with Pastor Robert Dye officiating. Graveside military services were conducted by the Roundhead VFW at Preston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alger EMS or Hardin County Hospice Care.

Marie I. Spencer, 85, of Waynesfield died April 6, 2000 at Burton's Ridge. She was born March 10, 1915 to Calvin and Mary (Logan) Shaw of Allen County. On July 13, 1934 she married Dewey Spencer who died on October 6, 1990. Survivors include two sons, Gerald (Clarabell) Spencer of Lima, and Donald (Mary Ann) Spencer of Cridersville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; Sue Spencer Spayd of Cridersville (daughter-in-law); Alvin (Barbara) Spencer of Harrod (a very special nephew and niece). She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Spencer; a brother Carl Shaw; a sister Leah Spencer; three grandchildren; Anthony Spencer, Tina Marie Spencer, and Heather Dawn Spencer. Mrs. Spencer was a homemaker. She was also a member of the Lima Baptist Temple and adult Sunday School class at the church. Services were held on April 8, 2000 at the Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel with the Rev. Ronald B. Cannon officiating. Burial was at Salem Westminster. Memorials may be made to Lima Baptist Temple.

Herbert C. Hughes, 91, of Alger, died April 13, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born June 14, 1908 to William and Vashti (Rambo) Hughes of Alger. On March 12, 1933 he married Vivian Wineman who died on June 8, 1953. On June 8, 1959 he married Lucille Pratt who died on Sept. 23, 1993. Survivors include one son, LaVerne (Charlotte) Hughes of Kenton; two step-sons, Larry (Charlotte) Pratt of Alger, and David (Cindy) Pratt of Marion; three daughters, Shirley Hudson of Lima, Beverly DeLong of Alger, and Sylvia (Jerry) LaCroix Kuykendall of Portland, Oregon; one step-daughter, Saundra (Melvin) Hopson of Westminster, Ohio; one brother Maurice Hughes of Ada;15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; and five step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruby Kohli, Audrey Carey, and Mildred Hughes; five brothers, Rush, Bob, Everett, Walter and Calvin Hughes; and one grandson, Kevin Hughes. Mr. Hughes was a farmer and also worked at Artcraft Inc. in Lima for several years. He was a member of the Alger Assembly of God Church where he served as a board member, Sunday School Superintendent and custodian for the church. He was also on the Marion Township Election Board. He was an avid sailor and made kites and flew them. He worked for a short period of time at Superior Coach, Ford Motor Company, Lima Tank Depot and Alger Feed and Grain. Services were held on April 17, 2000 at Alger Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was at Preston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alger Assembly of God Church or Alger Public Library.

Harold F. Keneipp, 93 of Lima, died April 10, 2000 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born March 4, 1907 to Samuel Marshall and Emma Myrtle (Chronic) Keneipp of Wheeler, Illinois. On December 25, 1934 he married Frances Marian Stubblefield, who survives in Lima. Other survivors include one son, Donald Keneipp of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Linda (Donald) Hawk of Lima; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Jean (Phyllis) Keneipp of Evanston, Illinois. He was preceded in death by one son, Allen Roger Keneipp; and two sisters, Mildred and Tressa Keneipp. Mr. Keneipp retired in 1969 after 40 years as an Electrical Design Engineer at Westinghouse. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and a 55 year member of the Garrett Wykoff Lodge #585 F. & A.M. He was a past District Education Officer, Lima Chapter #49 R.A.M., Lima Council #20 R. & S.M., Shawnee Commandry #14 K.T., Allen Co. Scottish Rite Assoc. & Past President of the Lima Shriners Club. He belonged to the Master High Twelve Club, was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Toledo, and the Aladdin Shrine in Columbus. He graduated from Effingham Illinois High School in 1923 and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master's in Engineering in 1932. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi Honorary and Eta Kappa Nu Honorary. Services were held April 13, 2000 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Croy and Jean Horn officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals.

Coral Margaret Blank Baughman, 94 of Lima, died, April 15, 2000 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Jan. 23, 1906 to Floyd and Avis (Davisson) Ohler of Hardin County. On Oct. 15, 1928 she married Harold E. Blank who is deceased. In June 1971 she married Ogue L. Baughman who is now deceased. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn (William) Rose of Lima, and Betty Jones of Hendersonville, Tennessee; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, an infant sister, and Lorine Winegardner; and one brother, Claire Ohler. Mrs. Baughman was a homemaker. Services were held April 18, 2000 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada with Pastor David Thompson officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.


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