Julie A. Ward
Died: Thursday, September 26, 2002
Julie A. Ward, born September 26, 1958, in Lima, Ohio, passed away on October 29, 2002, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
She is the daughter of Barbara L. (Smith) McDonald of Fort Pierce, Florida and Ronald L. (Clara) Ward of Alexandria, Indiana.
She is survived by her children, Robert Sons, 24 and Emily Ward, 13, of Charlotte, NC. She is survived by her parents Barbara L. & George McDonald, formerly of Ada, and Ronald L. & Clara B. Ward, formerly of Wapakoneta. She is also survived by one sister, Rise J. Ward (J.R. Johnson) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and two brothers, Dr. Eric Ward (Janet ) of Indian Trail, North Carolina and Douglas D. Ward (Lourdes) of West Chester, Ohio. She is also survived by four stepbrothers, Dr. Mark McDonald of Lima, Steve McDonald of Lima, Jeff McDonald of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Brian Gammon of Columbus, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Rosemary Smith and the late David Smith of Cridersville, Ohio and the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Ward of Lima. She was preceded in death by her stepsister, Tamie Gammon.
She graduated from Ada High School in 1976 and attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was an artist, animal lover and gardener. She had previously been employed with City Dog USA and O'Hara Veterinary Clinic in Charlotte. A memorial service was held on Thursday, November 7 in Indian Trail, North Carolina with a private memorial service on Saturday, November 9th in Lima. She was cremated.
John W. Ford
Died: Monday, September 23, 2002
John W. Ford, 72, of Zephyrhills, Florida and formerly of Roundhead, died Monday, September 23, 2002 at his residence in Zephyrhills, FL.
He was born December 11, 1929 in Harrod, to Gernie F. and Golda (Vertner) Ford.
He first married Nellymae Hites on August 5, 1946, and she died on February 23, 1991. He then married Brenda Coddington Nutter on September 15, 1998. She survives in Zephyrhills, FL.
Other survivors include three sons: Tim (Sherri) Ford of Ottawa, Tom (Sandy) Ford of Roundhead, and Tony (Marlene) Ford of Roundhead; three daughters: Susan Ford of Roundhead, Shirley Castle of Bellefontaine, and Sandra Ford of Lima; a step-son, Jeffrey (Cheryl) Nutter of Waterford, NY; two step-daughters:Michelle (Scott) LaRose of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, and Heidi (Steven) LoVaas of Ft. Collins, Colorado; two sisters: Donna Reese of Lima and Judy (Phillip) Lane of Lima; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ford.
Mr. Ford worked at Ford Motor Company, where he retired after 30 years. He was also a farmer.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Post #1533 at Indian Lake and a member of the Indian Lake Eagles Lodge.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 27 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Rev. William Hanlon officiating.
Burial will be in Roundhead Cemetery, Roundhead.
Friends may call on the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, and until time of service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Edmund Willey Schaefer
Died: Saturday, September 21, 2002
Edmund Willey Schaefer, 78, died Sept. 21, 2002 at his home in College Point, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jean, of College Point; one son, Michael, and wife Suzanne; two grandsons, Jon Michael and Justin, all of Panama City; and 18 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and May Schaefer; a sister, Eloise Tressel; and six half-brothers and sisters.
Schaefer was born in Cleveland, Ohio �on June 1, 1924. He was a graduate of Ada High School (1942), Ohio Northern University, and Bowling Green State University. He received an M.S. degree in Education in 1952. Since 1949, he dedicated his life to education, retiring from the Bay County, Fla. school system after 30 years. After retirement he was appointed Bay County Coordinator of Exceptional Student Education and was an outspoken proponent of the handicapped of Bay County.
Schaefer served in both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Ohio National Guard and was a veteran of W.W. II. He was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, serving as lay leader and chairperson of the board of trustees and the finance committee over the years. �He was a past member of Lodge No. 344 F&AM of Ada, Ohio.
William C. Klingler
Died: Saturday, September 14, 2002
William C. Klingler, 71, died Saturday, September 14, 2002 at the VA Medical Center, Chillicothe.
He was born November 11, 1930 in Hardin County to Keith W. and Annabelle (Routt) Klingler.
Surviving is a son, William C. Klingler, Jr. of Findlay; a daughter, Cynthia Jane (Dan) Price of Findlay; two brothers, Robert E. (Pat) Klingler and Richard A. Klingler, both of Ada; two sisters, Mary M. (Lloyd) Paul of Harrod and Martha J. (Milo) King of Alger; and two grandsons, Danny Joe Price and Nathan Price.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Klingler and a sister, Elsie Mae Klingler.
He was a laborer at the Ada Grain Elevator. He served in the US Army Medical Corp. during the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, a 1949 graduate of Ada High School and also attended Ohio Northern University.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Ron Briggs officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 18 and until time of services on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.
Dorothy M. Wagner
Died: Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Dorothy M. Wagner, 81, of Ada, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.
She was born August 7, 1920 in Hardin County, to Edwin W. and Minnie M. (Paugh) Pratte.
On August 24, 1940, she married Coy B. Wagner, who passed away on October 25, 1996.
Survivors include two sons: Gary (Nadine) Wagner of Ada and Randy (Cathy) Wagner of Ada; two sisters: Dana (Charles) Croy of Cridersville and Eileen (Carroll) McMillen of Forest; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leasa Wagner.
Mrs. Wagner was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the family farm operation and had been previously employed at Triplett Corporation of Bluffton.
She was a life member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church of Ada and was a member of the United Methodist Women of the church. She was a graduate of Dola High School in 1938.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 28 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Rev. Laura Raypholtz-Clark officiating.
Burial will be in Hasson Cemetery, Jenera.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Memorial Hospital Dialysis Unit and/or Sugar Grove United Methodist Church of Ada.
Scott M. Combs
Died: Monday, June 24, 2002
Scott M. Combs, 17, of Waynesfield, died Monday, June 24, 2002 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's.
He was born January 3, 1985 in Lima, to Richard and Michelle (Kaiser) Combs, both of whom survive in Waynesfield.
Other survivors include two brothers: Ryan Combs and Justin Combs, both at home; a sister, Megan Combs, also at home; maternal grandparents, Ross Kaiser of Harrod and Joan (Fancher) Kaiser of Waynesfield; maternal great-grandmother, Maxine (Rowe) Patrick of Alger; paternal grandfather, Stanley Combs of Alger; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Norma Lee Combs.
Scott was employed at Taco Bell Eastgate in Lima. He was entering his Senior year at Waynesfield-Goshen High School. He was a member of the Yearbook Staff. Scott loved to go camping.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Rev. Donald F. Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, or until time of service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Magdalean M. Zimmerman
Died: Monday, June 24, 2002
Magdalean M. Zimmerman, 93, of Ada, died June 24, 2002 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Bluffton.
She was born February 6, 1909 in Lima, to Henry and Rose (Morris) Kayser.
On September 5, 1927, she married Karl W. Zimmerman, who passed away on January 18, 1985.
Survivors include three sons: Clifford Zimmerman of Lima, Karl T. (Janet) Zimmerman of Ada, and Donald (Sue) Zimmerman of Lima; three daughters: Mary (Harold) Nordyke of Lima, Betty (Robert) Shimp of Lima, and Lillian (Jack) Weyer of Bluffton; 53 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 49 great-great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Irwin Zimmerman; three grandsons: Thomas Weyer, Clayton Johns and Bill Johns; a granddaughter, Betty Zimmerman; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Andrew Kayser and Clarence Kayser; three sisters: Alice Brookhart, Beatrice Cunningham and Mary DeVore.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker. She was a former member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, June 26 at St. Gerard's Catholic Church in Lima, with Rev. Thomas Lacey officiating.
Burial was in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.
Funeral home in charge of arrangements was Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, Lima.
Jerry M. Ozbun, Sr.
Died: Friday, June 21, 2002
Jerry M. Ozbun, Sr., 62, of McGuffey, died Friday, June 21, 2002 at his residence in McGuffey.
He was born on September 14, 1939 in Greensfork, Indiana, to Emery and Sara (Snyder) Ozbun, neither of whom survive.
On April 20, 1959, he married Joyce A. Houk, who survives in McGuffey.
Other survivors include two sons: Jerry W. (Sondra) Ozbun Jr. of Aurora, Indiana and Jimmy S. Ozbun of Munice, Indiana; four daughters: Sharon K. Gentry of Munice, Indiana, Sandra (Bill) Cunningham of Munice, Indiana, Phyllis (David Hurd) Carney of Mechanicsburg, Indiana, and Deeanna (Bill) Doggett of Anderson, Indiana; a brother, Lee Ozbun of Hagerstown, Indiana; three sisters: Margaret Johnson of Losantville, Indiana, Lois Ozbun of Farmland, Indiana, and Helen Malott of Georgia; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Baney.
Mr. Ozbun was employed by Goodyear Tire Company of Munice, Indiana. He retired after 15 years as an Oven Operator in 1972.
Friends were received on Sunday, June 23 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hardin County Hospice of Kenton.
Died: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Joann Johnston, 72, of Alger, died Thursday, June 20, 2002 at the intersection of State Route 235 and State Route 309, south of Ada.
She was born June 28, 1929 in Wapakoneta, to Orville and Zelma (Wellington) Gross, neither of who survive.
On June 17, 1951, she married Joe A. Johnston, who survives in Alger.
Other survivors include a son, Steven A. Johnston of Alger; a brother, Jack (Helen) Gross of Lima; two sisters-in-law: Betty Ray (Wright) Scott of Alger and Mrs. Jean Miller of Lima; several neices and nephews.
Mrs. Johnston retired after 25 years from Sodexho (formerly Saga, then Marriott) Food Service at Ohio Northern University.
She was a member of the Alger First United Methodist Church, a member of the Three Arts Club and a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service.
Services were held on Monday, June 24 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Rev. Calvin Waugh officiating.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tom and Sharon Crowe Missionaries.
Robert Lee Weaver
Died: Monday, June 17, 2002
Robert Lee Weaver, 65, of Lima, died June 17, 2002 at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.
He was born February 27, 1937 in Paulding County, to Clyde N. and Juanita Dotson Weaver, neither of whom survive.
On April 14, 1958, he married Janet Lee Scott, who survives in Lima.
Other survivors include a son, Timothy Scott (Tammy) Weaver of Scott City, KS; two daughters: Melody Jill (Michael) Pope of Ft. Lewis, WA, and April Jan (Mitchel) Withers of Eltopia, WA; a brother, Ronald L. (Lisa) Weaver of Lima; two sisters: Evonne Eichelberger of Piqua and Ina Gay Walter of Wapakoneta; 13 grandchildren: Nathan, Stephen, Amy and April M. Pope; Scott, Paige and Robert C. Weaver; Nikoal, Witneigh, Garisun, Madysan, Mandie and Joshua Withers; and a father-in-law, Gerald C. Scott of Harrod.
Mr. Weaver was a Machinist at Warner Swasey, an Inspector with DTI Railroad, and worked part-time with U.S. Plastics Corp.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and served many capacities in the church, currently serving as Temple Worker at the Columbus, Ohio Temple of the church. He was a veteran, having served four years in the U.S. Air Force and several years in the Air Force Reserves. He was a member of the Sager Lodge #513 of Lafayette, a member of the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the Lakeview Amvets. He was a graduate of Lima Central High. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and the outdoors, and also loved history.
Services were held Thursday, June 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints with Bishop Dennis Smith officiating.
Entombment was in Memorial Park Mausloeum, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral home in charge of arrangements was Chiles & Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel.
Larry R. Zehner
Died: Monday, June 17, 2002
Larry R. Zehner, 80, of Cumming, Georgia and formerly of Dola, died on June 17, 2002. He formerly resided in Fort Myers, Florida.
He was born in Dola, and was a farmer and salesman prior to moving to Florida.
His wife, Florence W. Zehner; his son, Clayton Robert Zehner; and his parents, Emma and Lowell Zehner, all preceded him in death.
Survivors include: a son, Stephen (Sherleen) Zehner of Cumming, GA; a daughter, Catherine (David) Dorn of Denver, CO; six grandchildren: Matthew Zehner of Cumming, GA; Shanna Jackson of Monroe, GA; Kevin Linderman of Denver, CO; Kristen Linderman of San Sebastian, Spain; Stephanie Foshee and C. Robert Zehner, Jr. of North Fort Myers, FL; three great-grandchildren: Cole Zehner of Marietta, GA; Hunter Zehner and Shelby Zehner of North Fort Myers, FL.
Also surviving are two sisters: Margie Deringer of Columbus, and Dottie Claybaugh of Eufala, AL.
The Cremation Society of the South is in charge of the arrangements.
Russell C. Moore
Died: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Russell C. Moore, 70, of Ada, died Thursday, June 13, 2002 at his daughter's residence in Florence, SC.
He was born on June 7, 1932 in Hardin County, to Otho and Marcella (Clark) Moore, neither of whom survive.
On July 12, 1953, he married Shirley C. Jones, who survives in Ada.
Other survivors include a son, Derek Moore of Statesville, NC; three daughters: Debra (Vaughn) Williams of Florence, SC, Diane (David) Long of Ada, and Deena (Rick) Pfenning of Douglas, GA; two brothers: Charles Moore of Tampa, FL, and Dennis Moore of Elida; two sisters: Joyce Good of Toledo, and Sherry (Phil) Fetzer of Delphos; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Mr. Moore retired from Universal Engineering of Lima and Ada, where he worked as a tool & die maker. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ada, and was a past President of the Ada Jaycee's.
Services were held Monday, June 17 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Rev. Wayne Albertson officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Society and/or the American Heart Association.
Curt R. Murphy
Died: Sunday, June 9, 2002
Curt R. Murphy, 39, of Ada, died Sunday, June 9, 2002 at State Route 235, south of Alger.
He was born August 27, 1962 in Marion to Billy Joe and Donna (Brooks) Murphy who survive in Ada.
On April 11, 1987 he married Kelly S. Kindle and she survives in Ada.
Also surviving is one son, Joshua J. Murphy, at home; one sister, Glada (Gary) Mason of Ada; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jodi (Jack) Witte of Rockton, Ill.; four nieces, Jennifer Mason, Jean Mason and Paige Mason of Ada and Kimberly Witte of Rockton, Ill.; and two nephews, Eric Witte and Alex Witte of Rockton, Ill.
He was a foreman for Country Excavating of Ada and formerly owned Curt's Tree Service of Ada for 13 years. He was a member of the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church. He had attended Hocking Technical College for Tree Care. Curt was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a member of the A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers Aim Toward Education) Region 14.
Curt was an avid hunter and collector of Indian arrowheads and Indian artifacts. He loved to rock climb, rappel, canoe and ride his Harley Davidson. He was a survivalist with excellent marksmanship. Curt was proudest of his son and involved in helping him excel both in academics and athletics.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2002 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with the Rev. Ellis Puckett officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and until time of service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ada Athletic Boosters Fitness Center Project, c/o Ada High School, 435 Grand Ave., Ada, Ohio 45810.