William K. "Kenny" Hibner
Died: Friday, October 1, 1999
William K. Kenny Hibner Sr., 74, Lafayette, died Oct. 1, 1999 at SCCI Hospital, Lima.
He was born Nov. 30, 1924, in San Francisco, Calif., to William Paul and Ethel G. (McNeil) Hibner.
Survivors include a son, William K. (Christina) Hibner Jr. of Chesapeake, Va; a brother, Daniel H. Hibner of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren and a great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Miller; and a sister, Anna Belle Merriman.
Mr. Hibner retired from the Navy after 21 years and was a veteran of World War II. He was life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 993 and a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 898 and Fleet Reserve Association Branch 40, all in Portsmouth, Va. He was a member of American Legion Post 96, Lima, and VFW Post 9381, Ada.
Memorial services were held Oct. 4 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, conducted by American Legion Post 96.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 96.
Helen L. McAlpin
Died: Thursday, September 30, 1999
Helen L. McAlpin, 84, Marion, formerly of Ada and Columbus, died Sept. 30, 1999 at Marion General Hospital.
She was born Feb. 25, 1915, in Bainbridge to Joseph Vernon and Stella F. (Obenour) McAlpin.
Survivors include two caregivers: a great-great-niece, Anna Laura Goodman of Marion, and a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Anna Lee McAlpin of Marion; one sister, Frances Jones of Tampa, Fla.; four nieces, Annie (McAlpin) Fuson of Fort Drumm, Texas, Nancy (Brown) Butler of Washington, D.C., Susan (Brown) Mong of Waterford, Mich., and Cheril (McAlpin) Soliday of Sidney; two nephew, Michael C. McAlpin of Loogootee, Ind., and Stewart McAlpin of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Robert McAlpin.
Ms. McAlpin was a secretary with the State of Ohio in the Workman's Compensation Bureau. She was a 1933 graduate of Ada High School, and a graduate of a business college in Columbus. She was a member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church in Columbus, where she was a church choir member. She was a member of Columbus Senior Center and Pythian Lodge, both in Columbus. She attended the Community United Methodist Church of Marion. Ms. McAlpin was also an accomplished musician and artist.
Services were held Oct. 4 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, with Pastor Rafael Velazco officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Methodist Church of Marion, 1551 Richland Rd, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Jackie H. Hubbard
Died: Sunday, September 26, 1999
Jackie H. Hubbard, 81, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Ada, died Sept. 26, 1999 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton.
She was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Auxier, Ky., to Leander and Lucy (Music) Hopson. She married James Napier and later married Jack Hubbard. Both are deceased.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Suzanne N. Meyer of Sarasota, Fla., and Jane A. Napier of Ada.
She was preceded in death by one son, James Napier; one daughter-in-law, Julia Napier; one brother, Ernest Hopson Sr.; and three sisters, an infant sister, Ossie Morrison and Onieda Harmon.
Mrs. Hubbard was formerly employed at Wilson Sporting Goods of Ada for several years. She also worked as a beautician. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Sarasota, Fla.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Visiting hours will be from 6 p.m. on Wednesday and until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ada Church of Christ (Disciples).
Died: Saturday, September 25, 1999
Bertha Cochrane, 87, Dunkirk, died Sept. 25, 1999 at Ravenwood Care Center in Kenton.
She was born June 26, 1912, in Roundhead, to Amos and Clora May (Wynegar) Baughman. On Oct. 22, 1931, she married Rockford Rocky Cochrane. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1985.
Survivors include one son, John Cochrane of Dunkirk; one daughter, Vivian (Ralph) Spradlin of Indian Lake; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bonnie Arras of Mason, Mich.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Roger and Joe Cochrane; three brothers, Harold, Paul and Lloyd Baughman; and three sisters, Doris Edens, Mildred McCormick and Cecil Collins.
Services were held this morning, Sept. 29 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Pastor Scot D. Caley officiating. Burial was in Roundhead Cemetery.
Charles F. Rolston
Died: Friday, September 24, 1999
Charles F. Rolston, 71, Lima, died Sept. 24, 1999 at his residence.
He was born July 8, 1928 in Alger, to Mack and Iva (Robinson) Rolston. On Sept. 1, 1957, he married Marilyn M. Risner, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1993.
Survivors include one son, Charles G. (Jo) Rolston of Layton (Hill AFB), Utah; two daughters, Patricia (Tarek) Sleiman of Lima, and Laura (Michael) Schroer of Charleston (AFB) S.C.; one sister, Dorothy (Kirby) Nesbitt of Shiloh; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Glen Rolston; and one sister, Audrey Carmean.
Mr. Rolston retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima in 1988, after 30 years, where he worked in the Receiving Department. He was a member of the Rousculp Church of Christ, Cridersville, and was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 330, Wapakoneta, a life member of VFW Post 8832 of Roundhead, and a life member of the Korean Veterans Association.
Services were held Sept. 27 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, with Pastor Mark Vernik officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Graveside military services were held by Roundhead VFW Post 8832.
Memorials may be made to St. Rita's Hospice Care of Lima.
Margaret Polly Stimmel
Died: Friday, September 24, 1999
Margaret Polly Stimmel, 72, Harrod, died Sept. 24, 1999 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 19, 1927, in Fairfield County to Daniel and Lovie Mae Bush Kerns. On Nov. 26, 1942, she married Roger Melvin Stimmel, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1995.
Survivors include two sons, James Melvin (Lula) Stimmel of Riverton, Wy., and David Dale (Ruth) Stimmel of Lima; one daughter, Lorna Marie (Ken) Miles of Anderson, Ind.; one sister, Martha Hobson of Harrod; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers James Kerns and Albert Kerns; two sisters, Goldie Lawrence and Effie Haggerty.
Mrs. Stimmel was a homemaker. She was a member of the Voice of Victory Church in Waynesfield, and of the Silver Bells with the church.
Services were held Sept. 28 at Chiles and Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, with the Rev. William Spencer officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery-Westminster.
Lewis E. Kaiser
Died: Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Lewis E. Kaiser, 74, Alger, died Sept. 21, 1999 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 3, 1925, in New Hampshire, Ohio, to Victor and Madonna (Campbell) Kaiser. On Dec. 5, 1948, he married Marie Thompson, and she survives in Alger.
Survivors also include three sons, Kenneth (Mary Ann) Kaiser of Hopkinsville, Ky., Rodney (Carol) Kaiser of Bradford, and Dwaine (Kathleen) Kaiser of Alger; one daughter, Cheryl (Pete) Lowe of Lima; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne (Phyllis) Kaiser and Ross Kaiser, both of Harrod; and three sisters, Edith Dodie Eusler of Lima, Marilyn (Ronnie) Whitaker of Knotts Corner, S.C., and Clara Ann (Wally) Welch of Lima.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline, Evelyn, Shirley, Phyllis and Norita Kaiser.
Mr. Kaiser was a farmer who also owned and operated Kaiser TV in both Ada and Alger. He was an associate of Jehovah's Witnesses, veteran of the U. S. Navy, life member of Ada VFW Post 9381, member of the Musicians Union of Lima, and former member of the Alger-Upper Scioto Valley Lions Club.
Services were held Sept. 25 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger with Elder William E. Perry officiating. Burial was in Auglaize Cemetery, Harrod.
Jon Andrew Busch
Died: Monday, September 20, 1999
Jon Andrew Busch, 37, Derby, England, died Sept. 20, 1999 in Derby.
He was born Dec. 1, 1961, in Columbus, Ohio, to Jon Thomas and Norma Busch. His father, Captain Jon Thomas Busch was killed in Vietnam. His mother, Norma (Steve) Rathburn, survives in Michigan.
He married Carol Snelling, and she survives in Derby, England.
Survivors also include two sons, Jason and Zachary of Derby, England; one daughter, Jenna of Derby, England; two brothers, Captain William (Alice) Busch of Huntsville, Ala., and James (Kelly) Busch of Circleville; one sister, Susan (Joe) Goodell of Toledo; and an uncle, Larry (Joyce) Busch of Ada.
Mr. Busch was a 1980 graduate of Ada High School.
Services were held Oct. 12 in Derby, England, where he is buried.
Memorial services will be held Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at Ada First United Methodist Church.
N. Allen "Al" Rausch
Died: Saturday, September 18, 1999
N. Allen Al Rausch, 46, of Jenera, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 at his home.
He was born Nov. 18, 1952 in Bluffton to Harold P. and Helen Searson Rausch. His mother survives in Van Buren Township. On June 20, 1971, he married Edna M. Norbeck and she survives.
Survivors also include one son, Norman Allen Rausch II of Jenera; one daughter, Stephanie Lynn Rausch of Toledo; two brothers, Paul E. Rausch of Martinsburg, W.V. and John C. Rausch of Wapakoneta; and two sisters, Barbara (Frank) Roidt of Jenera and Sarah Jane Kelly of Bluffton.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ernest James Rausch and one brother, William H. Rausch.
Mr. Rausch was a farmer. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jenera and a 1970 graduate of Ada High School.
Services were held this morning at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, with the Rev. Alois Schmitzer III and the Rev. Philip M. Henning officiating.
Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Van Buren Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 425 Frazer St., Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Peggy J. Smith
Died: Saturday, September 18, 1999
Peggy J. Smith, 70, of Ada, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 25, 1929 in Ada to Stewart and Eve Thompson Main, both deceased. She married Carl Smith Jr., who is also deceased.
Survivors include one son, Bruce Smith of Ada; one daughter, Pam (William E.) Lude of Columbus; and one granddaughter, Sarah Lude of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Bob and Stanley Main and two sisters, Mildred Parshall and Pauline Gobin.
Mrs. Smith taught elementary education for 30 years in Ada and the surrounding districts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ada, a member of the Ada Garden Club and a member of Ohio Northern University Alumni.
Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada with the Rev. Wayne Albertson officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ada Public Library.
Cecil E. Young
Died: Friday, September 17, 1999
Cecil E. Young, 83, Jenera, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Winebrenner Health Care Center, Findlay.
He was born Sept. 4, 1916 in Steel, Ohio to Charles and Ivy Craig Young. On Dec. 28, 1947, he married Frances M. Bower and she survives.
Also surviving is an area survivor, daughter, Barbara (Gerald) Hastings of Dunkirk.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Mr. Young was retired from the National Lime and Stone Co. of Findlay, and was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Church, Van Buren Township.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 20 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Van Buren Township, Hancock County, by the Rev. Dr. John Stroup. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 425 Frazier St., Findlay; Winebrenner Village or to the Gideon Society.
Ethel M. Stauffer
Died: Thursday, September 16, 1999
Ethel M. Stauffer, 93, Ada, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999 at Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton.
She was born Dec. 24, 1905 in Allen County to Grover and Maude Mertz Long. On December 23, 1922, she married Russell Lee Stauffer who died Nov. 17, 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Russell J. (Peggy) Stauffer of Vilano Beach, Fla. and Robert J. (Doris) Stauffer of Palmdale, Calif.; one daughter, Betty (Donavin) Dunbar of Ada; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline Dufilho of Bowsher City, La. and Margaret Butler of Belot.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Donavin Dunbar Jr. and a sister.
Mrs. Stauffer was a telephone operator for the United Telephone Company for 20 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ada and a member of Ada Senior Citizens.
There will be no services at her request and no visitation as the body has been cremated.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ada.
Agnes M. Robisch
Died: Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Agnes M. Robisch, 68, of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., formerly of Narrowsburg, N.Y. died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999.
She was born in Marion to Albert and Geneva Garver and she was raised in Ada. She graduated from Ada High School in 1949. She married Edwin J. Robisch Jr. on December 30, 1951. Her former husband survives in Olcott, N.Y.
Survivors also include two sons, Blake (Maryann) Robisch of Hyde Park, N.Y. and Spencer Robisch of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; four daughters, Tina Witson of Newman, Ga., Jacqueline (William) Harnish of Loganville, Ga, Felicia (Daniel) Salvatore of Poughkeepsie and Jodi Robisch of Highland, N.Y.; 14 granchildren; three brothers, Albert Bud Garver, Jr., Clarence Garver and Morgan Garver; and one sister, Irene Richendollar; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Garver and three sisters, Donnabelle Stinehelfer, Betty Schultz and Shirley Garver.
Mrs. Robisch was a member of the Hopewell Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was proud to dedicate her life as a pioneer of her faith. Agnes was a spiritual example to all of the members of the congregation to which she belonged. She graciously opened her home to friends, family and those in need.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 18 at McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., Hopewell Junction, N.Y. A memorial was held at the Kingdom Hall, All Angels Hill Road on Sunday, Sept. 19. Burial was in Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of lowers, please plant a favorite flower of your own choice near the main entrance of your home and enjoy memories of loved ones whenever it is seen.
Died: Monday, September 13, 1999
Adam Allen, 77, Alger, died Sept. 13, 1999 at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.
He was born Feb. 6, 1922, in Grove, Okla., to Hayden and Cynthia (Waddle) Allen. He was formerly married to Marie Nichols, and she survives in Alger.
Survivors also include one son, Raymond (Linda) Allen of Westminster; three daughters, Linda (Pete) Pedersen of Ada, Barbara (Walter) Molands of Alger, and Judi (Gary) Bradley of Kenton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patsy (Buster) Nichols of Lima.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Tom, Harvey, Jimmy, Roger and Green Allen; and two sisters, Eva Thurman and Mary Evadean Neeley.
Mr. Allen was a carpenter, retiring in 1986 from Reese Construction Company and Harpers Construction Company of Napoleon. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 372 of Lima. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, having served in Normandy where he was an ambulance driver. He was a life member of VFW Post 1275 of Lima.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, with the Rev. George Pirtle officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 and 6 p.m. and until time of service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice of Lima.
George A. Helton
Died: Monday, September 13, 1999
George A. Helton, 66, Alger, died Sept. 13, 1999 at his residence.
He was born July 27, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., to Charlie and Louise (Jackson) (Spears) Helton. His stepmother, Ivory Helton, survives in Alger. On Jan. 24, 1957, he married Stella Mullins, and she survives in Alger.
Survivors also include a son, Douglas R. Helton of Westminster; two daughters, Peggy Sue Wireman of Harrod, and Dianna Dee Yoakam of St. Thomas, Pa.; one brother, Don Helton of Columbia City, Ind.; one sister, Velcie Daniel of Alger; five grandchildren, Donna Howard, April Yoakam, Andrea Helton, Daniel Helton and Danielle Helton; eight half brothers, Beryl Helton, Franklin D. Helton, J.B. Helton, Charles E. Helton, Melvin Helton, Doyal Helton, Will Spears and Jerry Spears; and six half sisters, Joann Rhodes, Joy Martin, Judy Weller, Janet Sexton, Garnet Lehner and Lucy Gray.
Mr. Helton was a retired laborer from Bluffton Pre Cast. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; a member of the Disabled American Veterans of Kentucky, Chapter OH8, and a member of the American Bowling Congress and Ada Merchants Bowling League.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, with Lloyd Salyer officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Visiting hours will be held until the time of service.
Memorials may be made to Dayton Veterans Hospital.
Benjamin J. Page Jr.
Died: Saturday, September 11, 1999
Benjamin J. Page Jr., 71, Lima, died Sept. 11, 1999 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 31, 1928, in Lima to Benjamin and Josephine Zarro Page.
Survivors include three sons, Randy (Kim) Page of Alger, Kevin (Vicki) Page of Columbus, and Michael Page of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Kelly (Ray) Hopkins of Alger; and three grandchildren, A.J. Allen, Codey Allen and Zachary Page.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Orlando Page; and three sisters, Matilda Page, Rosemary Welker and Sadie Haff.
Mr. Page retired in 1989 from Ford Motor Co. after 30 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He received a Purple U.N. Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster and a Korean Service Medal with four bronze stars.
Services were held Sept. 14 at Gethsemani Cemetery, with Chaplain Dick Coon officiating. Military rites were held by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
Died: Friday, September 10, 1999
Olive Morgan, 89, Dunkirk, died Sept. 10, 1999 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.
She was born June 5, 1910, in Hancock County to Harry and Edna Pugh Blem. In July 1928 she married Samuel Roy Morgan, who died in June 1954.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellen (Jess) Hipsher of Dunkirk; two grandsons, four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
Mrs. Morgan retired from Oldeckers, Dunkirk, and retired in 1997 as treasurer for the city of Dunkirk after 40 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, its Ladies Fellowship and Dunkirk Chapter 37 Order of Eastern Star.
Services were held Sept. 13 at Price Funeral Home, Dunkirk, with the Rev. Linda Stafford officiating. Burial was in Dunkirk Cemetery.
Died: Thursday, September 9, 1999
Goldie Ferkins, 75, Dola, died Feb. 9, 1999 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 13, 1924 in Magoffin County, Ky. to Gold and Margaret (Bailey) Howard. On July 14, 1967, she married George Red Ferkins, and he died Oct. 4, 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee (Cindy) Ferkins of Dola and David R. (Amanda) Ferkins of Columbus; one great-niece, Sarah Marie Foltz of Maplewood; one brothers, James (Barbara) Conley of Kenton; three sisters, Poppy Lee Crawford of Lima, Ollie Ritchie of Gainsville, Fla. and Meddie Etinger of Angola, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Tiffaney Heberling and Savannah and Rhiannon Ferkins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Howard; five half brother, John, Leck, Ben, Troy and Lloyd Conley; one half sister, Nancy Conley; and a stepfather, Adam Conley.
Mrs. Ferkins was a cook at the Outpost Restaurant in Williamstown, Ohio and a former member of the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God of Alger. She was also a former member of the Kenton VFW Women's Auxiliary.
Services were held Feb. 13 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with the Rev. Charles Hunter officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Memorials may be made to Hardin Hospice Care of Kenton.
Frances E. Barnes
Died: Wednesday, September 8, 1999
Frances E. Barnes, 99, Port Clinton, died Sept. 8, 1999 at Riverview Nursing Home, Oak Harbor, Ohio, where she had been a resident since June of this year.
She was born April 27, 1900 in Brazil, Ind. to William and Mary Jane (Hoffman) Elwell. In 1921, she married John Sneary, and he preceded her in death in 1943. In 1945 she married Clarence Barnes, and he preceded her in death in 1960.
Survivors include one son, Richard W. Sneary of Port Clinton; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary (Sneary) Taylor.
Mrs. Barnes was a homemaker, and a member of the Christian Church in Harrod. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose, Port Clinton Lodge #1610, and the Lima VFW Auxiliary.
There was no visitation or service. Burial was private.