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OHIO - Hardin County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 16

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 3 September 2008, at 9:56 a.m.

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.

Dr. Russell John "Bug" Long
Died: Friday, August 16, 2002
Dr. Russell John "Bug" Long, 92, died August 16, 2002, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas, following a brief illness. Dr. Long was born in Ada, on March 16, 1910 to Emmett E. Long and Olive Hefner Long. As a young boy, the family legend goes, he brought a bright green tomato worm to show his newly born brother, James F. "Timer" Long, and henceforth was known as "Bug" Long. Bug earned his B.A. degree in Biology from Ohio Northern University in Ada in 1932 and his M.S. in Biology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1933. After tutoring high school students for a year, Bug joined the staff of the Ada Herald and worked there as news and sports editor, reporter and bookkeeper from 1935 until 1942. Bug always credited his experience working for Barton Snyder, publisher of the Ada Herald, for his ability to collect and organize data, and for his clear and concise writing, which served him well throughout his later teaching career.
In 1942 Bug was drafted into the army. He married Viona Elwood, also from Ada, Ohio in September, 1942 while he was stationed in Louisiana. Bug was stationed in Iran during most of the war as a tuba player with the 301st Army Band. He often recalled that while he was in Iran, the band accompanied Lily Pons, the operatic soprano, during her U.S.O. tour. Strings were added to the band to make a symphony orchestra, and they were conducted by Ms. Pons' husband, Andre Kostelanetz. Bug continued his love of music throughout his life, entertaining folks while playing the piano, the harmonica or the ocarina.
Bug returned to Ohio in 1945 and taught biology for a year at Miami University in Oxford. He earned his Ph.D in Biology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1951. He was recruited in 1951 to teach at the then Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Long taught there at what became Lamar University from 1951 until his retirement in 1979. Among other courses he taught a vertebrate field course and the pre-med courses, histology and embryology. He received numerous awards for his teaching from his students and the University, including the Phi Kappa Phi Teaching Effectiveness Award for outstanding classroom instruction and was named a Regents' Professor of Biology and a Piper Professor. Upon his retirement he was granted the distinction of "Professor Emeritus."
Dr. Long was an avid amateur archaeologist all his life, and while at Lamar he published the monograph, McFaddin Beach, which describes paleo-artifacts, including Clovis, found on that beach on the Texas Gulf Coast. Dr. Long continued to share this knowledge through a "short-course," Early Man on the Texas Gulf Coast, which he taught at Lamar-Port Arthur until the year 2000. That course continues to be taught by his long-time friend and fellow amateur archaeologist, Morris Weeks. Dr. Long also shared this interest in archaeology through programs he gave for various organizations, including Boy Scouts, service organizations, and local elementary and secondary school classes. In addition Dr. Long contributed articles throughout his life to the Ohio Archaeologist, the publication of The Archaeological Society of Ohio, about Indian artifacts he had collected in Ohio.
Dr. Long was also a noted gardener. He hybridized amaryllis, enjoyed raising bromeliads, and was famous for his snapdragons, great bouquets of which he delivered to all his friends each spring. He was active in the Beaumont Garden Club, entering flowers each year in the annual Flower Show, and had a program on growing flowers which he shared with many organizations. He gave many plants to the Beaumont Botanical Gardens and funded a fountain there at Tyrrell Park as a memorial to his wife.
Dr.. Long will be remembered for his love of learning and willingness to share that learning with one and all. We will miss his snapdragons in the springtime and his peanut butter fudge at Christmas. He often autographed his McFaddin Beach monograph with "The world is a wonderful place if you only stop and look around."
He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Viona Elwood Long, and his brothers Richard "Dick," Jesse, and James "Timer" and his sister Dorothy "Dot" Thorpe. He is survived by his sister, Margaret "Margie" Farnlacher, of Clayton, Ohio and his sons Robert (Cindy) of Pueblo, Colorado and John (Tamara Taylor) of Fallbrook, California, and his daughter Joyce Stevenson (Ken) of Cortez, Colorado, and grandchildren Clara and Mallory Long of Pueblo, Colorado, Benjamin and Alison Taylor Long of Fallbrook, California, and Andrea Stevenson of Kansas City, Kansas, and great grandson Aiden Russell Baehr of Kansas City, Kansas.
Dr. Long donated his body for use in education to the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. There was a memorial service Monday, August 19, 2002 at St. Paul's United Methodist church in Beaumont, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Russell J. Long Scholarship Fund, Lamar University, Department of Biology, P. O. Box 10037, Beaumont, TX 77710 or to the Beaumont Botanical 6 Gardens, 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, TX 77705.

Earl K. Cheney
Died: Wednesday, July 11, 2001
Earl K. Cheney, Sr., 76, of Rockport, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.
He was born January 20, 1925, in Hardin County, to Harley and Opal (Laport) Cheney.
On June 28, 1975, he married Lucy Salyer, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons: Earl Kenny (Penny) Cheney of Beaverdam and Daniel Cheney of Rockport; three daughters: Judy (Jerry) Kiracofe of Bluffton, Mary (Jerry) Kloeppel of Ada and Nancy Austin of Rockport; one step-daughter, Diana (Stephen) Carter of Lima; one brother, Merle Cheney of Ada; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Harvey, William and Earl Cheney; and two sisters: Margaret Smith and Irene Shields.
Mr. Cheney worked at the Eagles #370 in Lima and was retired from Cary Trucking in Lima. He was a member of the Eagles #370, Lima and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lima. He was also a life member of VFW Post 9648 in Columbus Grove. He was a veteran of WWII, where he was in the Army.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14 at Chiles and Sons - Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton Chapel, with Rev. Robert Shields officiating.
Burial will be at Rockport Cemetery, Rockport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Richard T. Zeller
Died: Wednesday, July 11, 2001
Richard T. Zeller, 55, of Harrod, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.
He was born February 5, 1946, in Lima, to the late Richard H. and Helen C. (Halker) Zeller.
On July 26, 1969, he married Margaret A. Hotz, who survives in Harrod.
Other survivors include twin sons: James and Joseph Zeller of Harrod; three daughters: Amy (Alan) Myers of Bluffton, Mary Beth Zeller of Bucyrus, and Rebecca Zeller of Westerville; one brother, Dennis (Kay) Zeller of Glandorf; six sisters: Carolyn (Elmer) Gable of New Cleveland, Marilyn (Jack) McDermitt of Lima, Patricia Morman of Ottawa, Sharon (Jack) Jolliff of Arlington, Miriam (Dick) Brinkman of Lima and Pam (Charles) Risner of Alger; and one grandson, Zane Myers.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister.
Mr. Zeller was a farmer. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada, and an Auglaize Township Trustee for eight years. He was a member and past president of the Allen County Farm Bureau, and a member of the Hay Tumblers Farm Bureau Council. He was an Allen County Farm Service Committeeman, a member of the Lima Farmers Club and a member of the Allen East Young Farmers, and a former 4-H Advisor. He was President of the West Central Ohio Kidney Foundation. He graduated from Lima Central Catholic High School, Lima, in 1964.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 14 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ada, with Rev. Dan Millisor officiating.
Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Westminster.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Central Ohio Kidney Foundation.

Herbert M. DeVier
Died: Friday, July 6, 2001
Herbert M. DeVier, 77, of Bluffton, died Friday, July 6, 2001 at the Findlay campus of Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.
He was born April 8, 1924 in Bluffton, to N. B. and Myrtle (Weaver) DeVier. On April 28, 1945, he married LaDonna Johnson, who survives.
Other survivors include five sons: Steve (Rebecca) DeVier of Sardis, Ohio, Gary (Judy) DeVier of Lima, David (Patricia) DeVier of Ada, Robert (Peg) DeVier of Lima and Larry Dean DeVier of Bluffton; one sister, Gladys Whittemore of Royal Oak, Michigan; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Francis, Carl and Kenneth DeVier and a sister, Terretha White.
Mr. DeVier had worked at the Lima Ordinance Depot, Garwood Industries in Findlay, and Clark Equipment in Lima. He was also a lifetime farmer and had owned and operated DeVier's Stone and Dirt Service.
He was a member of the First Missionary Church in Bluffton. He also retained membership in the Ohio Chapter of International Harvester Collector's Club and the International Harvester Collector's World Wide Club.
He was a member of the Buckeye Farm Antiques Club, the Old Fashioned Farmers Club, the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Club and the Auglaize Antique Farmers Club. He was a 1943 graduate of Bluffton High School.
Services were held Monday, July 9, at Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton Chapel, with Rev. David Thompson officiating.
Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the American Lung Association.

Clyde Russel Kimble
Died: Tuesday, July 3, 2001
Clyde Russel Kimble, 72, of Middletown Springs, Vt., died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at the Fletcher Allen Health Care, MCHV Campus in Burlington, Vermont, after a short illness.
He was born on June 26, 1929 in Hancock County to the late Virgil and Mildred (Spacht) Kimble.
He was a graduate of Ada High School, the class of 1947. He furthered his education with courses at Lorain County College in Elyria, Ohio and at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt.
He resided in Cleveland from 1947 until he moved to Vermont in 1979. After moving to Vermont, he was employed at Tambrands, Inc. in Rutland for eleven years, retiring from there in 1991. He was then employed by the U.S. Forest Service as a shop employee and outside maintenance for several different locations.
He is survived by his daughter, Lynn (Phillip) Kemp of Medina, Ohio; his three sons: Clyde Russel Kimble, Jr. of Columbiana, Ohio, Alan Dale (Liz) Kimble and Dean Andrew (Becky) Kimble, both of Medina, Ohio; his two step-sons: F. Henry Punessen of Middletown Springs, Vt. and John Punessen of Loveland, Colorado; his sister, Karen (Richard) Stoll of Seville, Ohio; his three brothers: Richard Kimble of Doylestown, Ohio, Verne (Marjorie) Kimble of Creston, Ohio, and Duane (Linda) Kimble of Westfield Center, Ohio; an aunt, Ada Mae Kimble of Ada; thirteen grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Alyce Kimble, who died July 2, 1994.
A graveside service was held on Friday, July 6 at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Middletown Springs, Vermont.

America "Merkie" Slone
Died: Tuesday, July 3, 2001
America Merkie Slone, 79, of Harrod, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.
She was born January 11, 1922 in Knott County, Kentucky to Winfield and Lura (Gearhart) Cox.
On July 19, 1941, she married Sidney Slone, who died August 5, 1990.
Survivors include four sons: Ervin L. Slone of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., Delbert R. (Lou) Slone of Waynesfield, Phillip M. (Cindy) Slone of Harrod and David L. (Carrie) Slone of Lafayette; one daughter, Faye (Gary) Wireman of Harrod; one brother, Garlan (Tommie) Cox of Lafayette; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by eight brothers: Valis, Bee, Graden, Dallas, Luther, Ivory, Hobert and Allen Cox; three sisters: Rebecca Cox, Matilda McKinnon and Clara Ogle; and one granddaughter, Vanessa Slone.
Mrs. Slone was a homemaker who also worked at the Artex Company in Lima for ten years.
She was a member of the Auglaize United Baptist Church in Maysville, where she was loved by all.
Services were held Friday, July 6 at the Auglaize United Baptist Church in Maysville, with Rev. Russell Manns officiating.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorials may be made to the Auglaize United Baptist Church, Maysville.

Britny Carolyn Nicole Boop
Died: Friday, June 29, 2001
Britny Carolyn Nicole Boop, 7, McGuffey, died Friday, June 29, 2001 at her residence.
She was born July 12, 1993 in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, to Bob and Toni (McDonald) Boop, who both survive in McGuffey.
Other survivors include a brother, Jared Christian Lee Boop, McGuffey; a half-sister, Brittany LeAnn Snyder of Wren, Ohio; paternal grandparents Robert L. (Brenda) Boop of Tallahassee, Florida and Evelyn Lynne B. Berryman of Delphos; and maternal grandparents Jessie and Sandy Landrum, Sr. of Paulding.
She was preceded in death by a half-brother, Lee Edward Study; a grandmother, Carolyn S. McDonald; a grandfather, Jim Berryman; great-grandparents Bob and Joan Miller; an uncle, Jessie Landrum, Jr.; and great-grandparents David and Dorris Fisher.
Britny attended Upper Scioto Valley Elementary School, where she completed the first grade. She loved to ride her horse, Freckles, who is a powder-gray Arabian. She had been riding for two years. She also loved her other animals, including Snoopy, a dalmatian, and Misfit, her Siamese cat. She enjoyed watching Scooby Doo and Tweety cartoons. Her favorite color was purple.
Services were held Tuesday, July 3 at Harter and Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos, with Pastor Daniel Fox officiating.
Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Loyce Hardison Hassell
Died: Wednesday, June 27, 2001
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Mrs. Loyce Hardison Hassell, 71, of Greenville, N. C. and formerly of Ada, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30 at the Hooker Memorial Christian Church in Greenville, N. C. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Gardens in Plymouth, N. C.
Mrs. Hassell, born June 26, 1930, was a native of Washington County, N. C. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School and attended Ohio Northern University in Ada. For 24 years, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ada, where she served, among other things, as a deacon of the church. She was currently a member of the Hooker Memorial Christian Church, Greenville, N.C.
Indicative of her caring attitude and desire to help others in need, she was one of the first three persons in Hardin County to become certified as an emergency medical technician, and was an active member of the Ada Rescue Squad. Mrs. Hassell has been a member of the PEO sisterhood for more than 30 years, and previously served as both President and Secretary/Treasurer of Chapter O in Ada.
She was also a member of the Twice Ten Arts Club in Ada, the Ohio Northern University Faculty Wives Club, and both the Bedford and Brook Valley Garden Clubs in Greenville, N.C.
Last year, she was honored by the Kiwanis Club of Greenville with the George F. Hixson Fellowship Award. A loving, caring wife and mother, she and her husband were honored by their children last year with a surprise 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Franklin and Isabell (Lizzie) Gardner Hardison; a sister, Dare Reason and six brothers: Dewey J. Hardison, James E. Hardison, Herbert H. Hardison, J. Paul Hardison, M. Bennie Hardison and William Garland Hardison.
Mrs. Hassell is survived by her husband of nearly 51 years, George E. Hassell; two daughters: Nancy Steiger and Teresa (Curt) Stranko both of Morgantown, W. Va.; a son, Danny W. (Carla) Hassell of Apex, N.C. and two grandsons: W. Andrew Hassell and W. Alexander Hassell.

Tenzley "Mike" McIntosh
Died: Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Tenzley Mike McIntosh, 82, of Harrod, died on Tuesday, June 26 at 1:16 a.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Feb. 22, 1919 in Jackson, Ky. to Johnnie and Ellen (Sward) McIntosh. On May 9, 1942, he married Gertrude Hicks. She passed away Feb. 18, 1996.
Survivors include: one son, Tenzley McIntosh, Jr. of Bluffton; two daughters, Patricia Huebner of Tri-Cities, Wash. and Faithiline Hauenstein of Lakeview; two brothers, Lee McIntosh of Salt Lake, Ky., and Ollie McIntosh of Dayton; and one sister, Mollie McIntosh of Illinois; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Bobby Jean Fields; three brothers, Nelson, Ephe and Chester McIntosh; two sisters, Docie Bailey and Lulie Hamilton.
He was a machine operator for Clark Equipment in Lima and retired after 35 years there. He was a member of the Cridersville Independent Baptist Church.
Services will be held Friday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, with Pastor Ed Wireman officiating. Burial will be at Preston Cemetary in Alger with Pastor Joe Wireman presiding.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and until the time of the service on Friday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger.

Roselyn A. Shaw
Died: Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Roselyn A. Shaw, 43, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and formerly of Ada, died Tuesday June 26, 2001 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
She was born August 18, 1957 in Lima, to Robert L. and Rachel (Vermillion) Shaw, Sr. Both parents survive.
Other survivors include a brother, Robert (Kathy) Shaw, Jr. of Ada; a sister, Rebecca Becky (Gary) Brooks of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four nieces: Sarah Shaw of Ada, and Carrie, Corrie and Callie Brooks of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and two nephews: Robert L. Shaw II and Adam W. Shaw, both of Ada.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Byron and Ilo Shaw and Raymond and Zelma Vermillion.
Roselyn was a 1975 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School. She was a Consultant with the Lincoln Life Corporation in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was also a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Ft. Wayne.
Services were held Saturday, June 30 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vera Bradley Women's Cancer Center at the Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Ollie W. Jackson
Died: Monday, June 25, 2001
Ollie W. Jackson, 87, former Hardin County resident, died Monday, June 25, 2001 in Salida, Colorado, where he had made his home since 1959.
He was born August 13, 1913 in Fairview, Montana to Fleetwood and Rosaline Jackson.
He came to Ohio as a young man in the early 1930s, lived in Cessna Township and established a land clearing business. He married the former Audrey Carr, who died in 1955. He married Leotta Battles and they continued to make Hardin County their home until their move to Colorado in 1959.
Mr. Jackson worked for many years as a truck driver. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Salida, Colo. since 1971.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leotta Jackson, who died in January, 1999; stepson, Darcy Battles; his parents; his step-father, Milton Powell; and two brothers: Orville and Oscar.
Survivors include a son, Ronald (Cheryl) Jackson of Salida, Colo.; a step-daughter, Arlene K. Martin of Fort Collins, Colo.; a half-sister, Doris (Les) Turner of Great Falls, Montana; and a grandchild, Jennifer Martin.
Services were held Wednesday, June 27 at the United Methodist Church in Salida, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Angelview Therapeutic Horsemanship Center or the United Methodist Church of Salida through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, 203 East Sackett, Salida, Colorado 81201.
Condolences may be sent to Ron and Cheryl Jackson, 549 2nd Street, Salida, Colorado 81201.

Cheryl Kay Hoffmann
Died: Thursday, January 10, 2002
Cheryl Kay Hoffmann, 55, of Mt. Cory, died Thursday, January 10, 2002 at the Hospice Unit of Winebrenner Village, Findlay.
She was born August 23, 1946 in Lima, to Earl and Bureeda (Brown) Hackworth, both of whom survive in rural Ada.
On June 5, 1976, she married James R. Hoffmann, who survives in Mt. Cory.
Other survivors include a son, Thomas J. Hoffmann of Greenville; two daughters: Teresa K. Hoffmann and Stephanie L. Hoffmann, both of Mt. Cory; a brother, Michael E. (Alice) Hackworth of Pemberville; and two sisters: Sandra L. Waggoner of Ada and Marcia (Herb) Searson of Perry.
Mrs. Hoffmann was a hairdresser for Ada Hair Care. She owned Cheryl's Style Salon in Ada. She was a member of the Mt. Cory United Methodist Church. She served on the Mt. Cory Village Council and the Mt. Cory United Methodist Church Administrative Council. She was also a member of I Can Cope. She was also a former member of the former Eastern Star Chapter #6 of Ada.
Services were held Monday, January 14 at Mt. Cory United Methodist Church, Mt. Cory, with Pastor Leland Brehm officiating.
Burial was in Hasson Cemetery, Jenera.
Funeral home in charge of arrangements was Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, American Brain Tumor Association and/or Ohio Northern University's Student Aid Unrestricted.

M. Ruth Morrison
Died: Wednesday, January 9, 2002
M. Ruth Morrison, 82, of Dola, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at her residence in Dola.
She was born July 20, 1919 in rural Ada, Hancock County, to Dale and Ethel (Tressel) Tarr, both of whom are deceased.
She married William Ray Tallman of Ada, and he passed away on December 26, 1946. She then married Dale K. Morrison on March 13, 1948, and he passed away on June 17, 1983.
Survivors include two sons: Robert D. (Jenny) Morrison of Dola and Randy L. Morrison of Chehalis, Washington; two daughters: Teresa (Donald) Mathews of Manistique, Michigan and Nancy (Robert) Steele of Middletown, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Cleo Kahl.
Mrs. Morrison was a homemaker who was also an Avon representative for 50 years. She was a correspondent for The Kenton Times and The Ada Herald for many years. She graduated from Ada High School in 1937.
She was chairwoman for the Hardin County Republican Party for Washington Township. She was a life-long member of the Bethel Church of Christ of Ada. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother who also enjoyed gardening, cooking and people. Her outgoing personality helped her in serving for many years as a newspaper correspondent and fifty years of selling Avon. In later years she enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved her numerous visits to her son and grandchildren in Washington state.
Services were held on Saturday, January 12 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Chaplain Vernon LaSala officiating.
Burial was in Dola Cemetery, Dola.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care of Kenton and/or Hardin County Cancer Society.

Thelma Holbrook Puterbaugh
Died: Friday, January 4, 2002
Thelma Holbrook Puterbaugh, 79, of Portland, Indiana, and formerly of Lima, died Friday, January 4, 2002 in the Jay County Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born July 9, 1922 in Portland, Indiana, to Marvel and Sarah (Ambrose) Ferris.
On September 30, 1950, she married Ballard Holbrook. He passed away on October 30, 1986. She married Dubois Puterbaugh on November 3, 1989, and he survives.
Other survivors include a step-sister, Jacqueline (George) Barber of Muncie, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Puterbaugh was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Portland, Ind., where she belonged to the Lutheran Church Women's Group and served as their treasurer. She had also been a member of the Portland Eagles Lodge. She had been a resident of Lima and worked for many years as a cashier at Krogers in Lima.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 6 in Portland, Ind., and then again on Monday, January 7 in Alger at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home. Pastor Mark Holbrook and Pastor James Holbrook officiated.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church of Portland, Indiana.

Donald Carl VanAtta
Died: Wednesday, January 2, 2002
Donald Carl VanAtta, 67, of Mesa, Arizona, and formerly of Ada, passed away January 2, 2002 at Mesa Lutheran Heart Hospital.
He was born July 21, 1934 in Hardin County, to John and Grace VanAtta.
Don moved to Arizona in 1968 and had lived there ever since. Don served in the U.S. Armed Forces and later in the National Guard, 148th Infantry.
Survivors include a son, Rex VanAtta; three daughters: Melanie VanAtta, Melissa (Vernon) Flake and Carla (Phil) Epley; five step-children: Megan, Rob, Peggy, Mike and Skip, along with eight step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; and eight brothers and sisters: Willard (Mattie) VanAtta, Harold (Jean) VanAtta, Johnny VanAtta, Lloyd (Mary) VanAtta, Paul (Rosemary) VanAtta, Mildred (Bernie) Robinson, Marie Wolgamot and Lola (Jack) Mullins.
A private memorial is being held in Arizona. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were handled by Best Funeral Services of Phoenix.

Donald L. Tidd
Died: Saturday, December 29, 2001
Donald L. Tidd, 52, of Ada, died Saturday, December 29, 2001 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born January 19, 1949 in Lima, to Delno Eugene and Eunice (Farrar) Tidd, both of whom are deceased.
On January 8, 1972, he married Rachel Vanscoy, who survives in Ada.
Other survivors include two sons: Charles E. Tidd of Lima and Delno L. (Darcy) Tidd of Ada; a daughter, Nancy J. Tidd and significant other, Daryl Reichenbach of Ada; a brother, Larry (Phyllis) Tidd of Ada; two grandchildren, Ryley Jo Tidd and Bryce E. Tidd.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Tidd.
Mr. Tidd was a retired truck driver from Central Transport Company of Lima. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam on the USS H. J. Thomas DD833 in the 7th Fleet, San Diego, California. He was a member of the Ada Church of Christ (Disciples) and a graduate of Ada High School. He was a life member of the Ada VFW Post 9381; a member of the Indian Lake Moose Lodge # 1533; a member of the Eagles Nest #3619 of Indian Lake; and a former member of the Liberty Conservation Club of Ada.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2002 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Robert Dye and Pastor Bob Seymour officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Ada VFW Post 9381.
Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, January 2 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and until time of services on Thursday.

Margie M. Miller
Died: Sunday, December 23, 2001
Margie M. Miller, 88, of Lima and formerly of Alger, died Sunday, December 23, 2001 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 16, 1913 in Alger, to John Quincy and Hattie (Fultz) Ellis, both of whom are deceased.
Survivors include two sons: Larry K. (Diane) Miller of Wapakoneta and Dennis D. (Peggy A.) Miller of Toledo; a daughter, Janet L. (David) Bushong of Lima; eight grandchildren: Tony Williams, Michael Williams, Steven Williams, Kenneth Williams, Robert Williams, Bradley Miller, Meagan Miller and Melissa Kallstrom; ten great-grandchildren: Jennifer Williams, Derrick Williams, Dallas Williams, Eric Williams, Caytlin Williams, Dakota Williams, Justin Williams, Marissa Jo Williams, Allison Kallstrom and MacKenzie Kallstrom; eight step-great-grandchildren: Nick Dallenbaugh, Dan Dallenbaugh, Joe Sterling, Heather Sheridan, Aaron Sheridan, Kelsey Sheridan, Bonnie Robinson and Danny Robinson; and two sisters: Irene Craig of Toledo and Doris Thorton of Toledo.
She was preceded in death by five sisters: Helen Alcock, Ruth Dicus, Iris Eckenrode, Kathryn Leis and Letha Fensler; and by two brothers: Charles Ellis and Lloyd Ellis.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and was formerly a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Alger.
Services were held Wednesday, December 26 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Rev. Jerry Craig officiating.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorial contributions may be sent to The Lima Visiting Nurses.

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