Alberta "Blondie" Shepherd
Died: Wednesday, December 5, 2001
Alberta Blondie Shepherd, 69, of Dola, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at her residence in Dola.
She was born February 28, 1932 in Salyersville, Kentucky, to Harlin and Lola (Bailey) Morrison, both of whom are deceased.
On December 28, 1962, she married Howard Shepherd. He died November 25, 1990. Mrs. Shepherd was a homemaker.
Survivors include five brothers: Bill Morrison of Findlay, Orville Lee Morrison of Deatsville, Alabama, Jim Morrison of Alger, Donald Morrison of Dola, and Rick Morrison of Ada; and four sisters: Marilyn Pratt of Dola, Judy Kearley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Adaline Rucker of Ostrander, Ohio, and Phyllis Bowman of Ada.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Jane Holbrook and two brothers: Franklin and Ovie Dean Morrison.
Services were held Saturday, December 8 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger.
Burial was in Roundhead Cemetery, Roundhead.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care and/or to the family.
Mary "Pat" Bosch
Died: Sunday, December 2, 2001
Mary Pat Bosch, age 60, of Pasco, died Sunday, December 2, 2001 at her home in Pasco surrounded by her loving family.
She was born October 5, 1941 in Piqua, Ohio to Stephen and Kathern Smith. Pat moved to Pasco over 40 years ago. On August 9, 1959 she married Thomas Lee Bosch at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pasco.
Pat loved her job as a materials manager at Staveley Instruments, and she loved the people she worked with there. Her other special interests and hobbies included spending time in their log cabin in the Blue Mountains, fishing, snowmobiling, craft work, Christmas time, family gatherings and going to Reno.
Pat is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Thomas L. Bosch, of Pasco; daughters, Cinthia D. Welch of Kennewick, and Sheri L. (Bosch) Kuykendall and her husband, Bob, of Kennewick; son, Thomas L. Bosch, Jr., and his wife, Shauna, of Kennewick; father, Stephen P. Smith, Sr., of Ada, OH; brother, Stephen P. Smith, Jr., and his wife, Mary, of Lima, OH ; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
The holy rosary will be recited Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, 1608 W. Court Street, Pasco.
The memorial mass will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1320 W. Henry, Pasco.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice Program, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco is in charge of arrangements.
Betty L. Spitzer
Died: Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Betty L. Spitzer, 85, of Ada, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.
She was born on August 14, 1916 in Corning, Ohio, to John and Mary (Fleming) Lamb.
In 1944, she married Norman J. Spitzer, and he passed away on April 24, 2000.
Survivors include a son, John Spitzer II of Indianapolis, IN; and three grandchildren: Kevin John Spitzer of San Mateo, CA, Rachelle LeFur of Homestead, FL, and Christopher Eric Spitzer of Miami, FL.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: George Lamb and Jack Lamb; and by two sisters: Geneva Murphey and Jacqueline Murphey.
Mrs. Spitzer was a teacher of Home Economics. Her teaching career lasted from 1939 to 1980, but when she retired, she was teaching at Ada High School. She was a former member of the Future Homemakers of America. She was a member of the Hardin County and Ohio Retired Teachers Associations. She was also a member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association.
There will be no services, the body has been cremated. Funeral home in charge of the arrangements is Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Melvin A. Cheney
Died: Monday, November 26, 2001
Melvin A. Cheney, 79, of Ada, died Monday, November 26, 2001 at his residence.
He was born January 14, 1922 in Ada, to J. W. Bill and Gusta (Hall) Cheney.
On December 25, 1949, he married Dee O'Brien, who survives in Ada.
Other survivors include three daughters: Christine (Walter) Pentland of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kathleen (Ahmad) Shah of Glendale, Ariz., and Beth (Joseph) Plumpe of Burke, Virginia; and four grandchildren: Andrew Pentland, Karen Pentland, Sarah Shah and Abraham Shah.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Willis, Fred and Brice Cheney; and two sisters: Wanda Berry and Nevada Cheney.
Mr. Cheney was retired from the Ada Farmers Exchange Company after 47 years as a Millwright. He was a graduate of Ada High School.
Private family graveside services will be held. There will be no visitation. Hanson-Neely Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care of Kenton.
Ruth M. Guyton
Died: Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Ruth M. Guyton, 84, of Ada, died November 21, 2001, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 30, 1917 in Hardin County, to Alfred and Viola Mae (Snider) Guyton.
Survivors include a brother, Raymond Jack (Coralie) Guyton of Alger; a sister, Betty (Gene) Montague of Naples, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ben F. Guyton and a sister, Dorothy Rowe.
Ms. Guyton was a 1935 graduate of Ada High School. She was retired from Cardinal Grocery in Ada after several years and previously worked at the Ada Locker.
Services were held on Monday, November 26 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Ron Briggs officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Wanda E. Sanders
Died: Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Wanda E. Sanders, 83, of Ada, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at her residence in Ada.
She was born on March 22, 1918 in Hancock County, to Benjamin Harrison and Edna Gayle (Romick) Baker.
On March 31, 1936 she married Richard D. Sanders, who died July 23, 1997.
Survivors include three daughters: Patricia (Jim) Nichols of South Elgin, IL, Gloria (Ken)Kline of Lima, and Cheryl Westbrook of Ada; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles (Pat) Baker of Zanesville; and a sister, Dortha Bolen of Sun City, AZ.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Sanders in 1994, and a brother, Harry Baker.
Mrs. Sanders was a homemaker and a former member of the Riley Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Ada Church of Christ (Disciples). She was also a member of the Ada VFW Post 9381 Ladies Auxiliary and a past member of Eagles Nest #3619 at Indian Lake, Ohio. She formerly worked for Fields Bakery in Kenton and was a past president of the Yorktown Village Apartment Complex. She was an avid fisherwoman and loved playing cards and bingo.
Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 24 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Pastor Thomas Dearth will officiate.
Friends may call on the family from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.
The body has been cremated at her request.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care of Kenton.
Eva Allen Bradley
Died: Monday, November 19, 2001
Eva Allen Bradley, 94, of Alger, died Monday, November 19, 2001 at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.
She was born April 13, 1907 in Breathitt County, KY, to Steve and Evaline (Conley) Wireman.
On January 16, 1925, she married Jimmie Allen, and he died on December 4, 1936. She then married Luther Bradley and he died on August 6, 1982.
Survivors include two sons: Joe Nelson Allen of Belle Center and Kash (Patricia) Allen of Alger; a daughter, Mary Marie Myers of Harrod; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.
Mrs. Bradley was a former employee of the Lima Tank Depot. She was a member of the Lonesome Valley United Baptist Church, Alger.
Services were held Wednesday, November 21 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Elder Amos Hackworth officiating.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
M. Kathryn Gudakunst Wehmeyer
Died: Sunday, November 18, 2001
M. Kathryn Gudakunst Wehmeyer of Lima died Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.
She was born in Allen County, Marion Township, to Irvin and Effie Mae (Miller) Phillips, both of whom are deceased.
On April 4, 1931, she married Larry Gudakunst and he died June 19, 1970. She then married Martin Wehmeyer on January 20, 1973 and he died July 4, 1998.
Survivors include a son, Donald (Darlene) Gudakunst of Lima; a daughter, Sharon (Ray) Binkley of Ada; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a close companion, Ed Ridgeway.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: Gary Phillips and Bill Phillips and by two sisters: Carrie Euans and Margaret Berryhill.
Mrs. Wehmeyer was a cafeteria cook for the Lima Public Schools. She was also a member of the Central Christian Church.
Services were held Wednesday, November 21 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima.
Her ashes were buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christain Church.
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Bette Jane Dirmeyer
Died: Thursday, October 25, 2001
Bette Jane Dirmeyer, 80, of Lima, died Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Cridersville Nursing Home.
She was born November 29, 1920 in Buffalo, New York, to Arthur J. and Marie (Johnson) Wilson, both of whom are deceased.
On December 5, 1943 , she married Robert P. Dirmeyer, who survives.
Other survivors include a brother, Russell J. Wilson of Buffalo, NY and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dirmeyer owned and operated Bette Jane School of Dance, and was a dance instructor for the YMCA. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 57 years.
Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday, October 31 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima, with Dick Coon officiating. The funeral home in charge of arrangements was Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes of Lima.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cridersville Nursing Home or Alzheimers Association.
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Died: Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Shawn Thomas, 17, of Ada, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
He was born July 24, 1984 in Toledo, to Jeffrey and Pamela Zachariah Thomas. His father, Jeffrey Thomas survives in Reynoldsburg. His mother, Pamela and step-father, Phil Moore survive in Ada.
Other survivors include a brother, Matthew Stobbe at home; a sister, Erin (Tom) Umphress of Ada; a step-brother, Jason Moore of Benzonia, Mich.; a step-sister, Kristi Moore of Benzonia, Mich.; a nephew, Caleb Stobbe of Ada; two maternal grandmothers: Rella Zachariah of Lima and Joan Zachariah of Ada.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ted Zachariah and his paternal grandparents Martin and Florence Thomas.
Shawn was a former member of the Ada High School basketball team and formerly attended Ada High School. He worked for the Ada War Memorial Park and at the Eagles Nest Restaurant in Bluffton.
Services were held Saturday, October 27 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Tom Dearth officiating.
Burial was held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ada War Memorial Park.
Margaret LaDonna Conkle
Died: Sunday, October 21, 2001
Margaret LaDonna Conkle, 70, of Harrod, died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.
She was born January 30, 1931 in Hardin County, to Ross E. and Ethel G. (Gildow) McGinnis, both of whom are deceased.
On January 19, 1950, she married John W. Jack Conkle, who survives in Harrod.
Mrs. Conkle was a homemaker who was a member of the Farm Women's Organization of Allen County.
Other survivors include a son, Lloyd Russell (Julie) Conkle of Lafayette; a daughter, Rebecca Younkman of Spring Arbor, Michigan; three granddaughters: Jennifer Younkman, Cathleen Younkman and Natalie Conkle; and a sister, Sue Krouskop of West Newton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Bradley Conkle, on January 28, 2001.
Services were held Wednesday, October 24 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada with Pastor Mark Bayliff officiating.
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrod Fire and Rescue Squad.
Mary C. Scott
Died: Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Mary C. Scott, 81, of Alger, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA.
She was born February 17, 1920 in Alger, to Joshua and Viola Mae (Boyd) Orders, both of whom are deceased.
On December 29, 1938, she married William W. Scott, who passed away on December 31, 1980.
Survivors include three sons: Richard Ward (Susan) Scott of Ada, William Walter (Betty) Scott, Jr. of Hinesville, GA, and Thomas Leroy (Lesa) Scott of Alger; three daughters: Joyce Mae Reiff of Savannah, GA, Sandra Sue McKinley of McGuffey, and Kaylene Faye Ward of Alger; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six brothers: Ervil L., Russell E., Burdett Red, Kenneth R., Vincent E., and James O. Orders; five sisters: Sarah Naomi Spurlock, Emma Dorman, Marie Crawford, Juanita Smith and Eva L. Newfer; a grandson, Douglas C. Ward; and three sons-in-law: Eddy Reiff, John McKinley, and Larry Ward.
Mrs. Scott was a homemaker and a member of the Alger Assembly of God Church, Alger.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20 at the Alger Assembly of God, Alger, with Rev. Randall C. Wilson officiating. Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alger Assembly of God Church, Alger.