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Obituaries and Death Notices

Robert Eugene Bagley
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 4, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 25, 1957, in Lima to William M and Celestine Skipworth Bagley Sr
Married to:
Occupation: construction industry
Died: April 30, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: fianc'ee; 1 son; 2 daughters; 4 grandchildren; 1 step-son; 4 step-daughters; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; 1 step-brother; 3 step-sisters
Military: Navy Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Paul H. Baier
Dates: Dec 1, 1918 - Jan 1, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 3, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec. 1, 1918, in Dola, O, to Edward and Florence Hiller Baier
Married to: Violet C. Breer for 52 years
Occupation: retired from the Navy after 20 years as a chief boatsman mate, also retired from the Lima State Hospital after 22 years, as a security guard
Died: Jan 1, 2010 at Baton Rouge Center, Lima
Survived by: 1 daughter; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 brother; 1 brother-in-law; 1 sister-in-law
Military: Navy Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Nancy V. Bailey
Mrs. Nancy Virginia ( Auntie) Bailey 90, died at 8:30 p. m.Tuesday at her home 1100 N. Mc Cullough-st. She had been ill for two weeks. Her husband, William Bailey ,preceded her in death 24 years ago. She is survived by one sister Mrs. E. A. Miller , Ada; nephew Lewis O.Bailey, Lima Route 5, who was raised in her home; and other nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren, of which she was a member. Rev. A. G. Freed will officiate and burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery. The body will remain at Chiles and Sons funeral home until the services.
[The Lima News, Wednesday Dec. 12, 1947 - Submitted By: Norita Shepherd Moss]

Bernice Hope Baker
Bernice Hope, the infant daughter of Frank and Dora Baker, of 321 Prospect street , died at eleven o'clock Tuesday night, death resulting from indigestion, from which the baby had been suffering for the past -five weeks. The child was born here and was aged just two months and eight days. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence and burial will be made at Woodlawn.
[Lima Daily News, Sep 3, 1913]

Donald W. Baker
Donald W. Baker, died March 13, 1931, son of Jacob and Marie Ward Baker. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[unknown newspaper/date]

The body of Donald W. Baker, 29, of Lakewood-av, who was killed when the automobile in which he was riding left the Dixie-hy and crashed into a telephone pole three miles north of Wapakoneta Friday night, will remain at the Davis, Miller and Son chapel, it was announced Saturday night. Baker died of a broken neck and internal injuries. Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel. The Rev. Thomas Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Mar. 15, 1931]

James R. Ballard
James Russell Ballard, 74, of 1182 Reese-av, retired farmer, died at St. Rita's hospital, Monday, following an operation. He was born in Green-co, but had resided for many years on a farm near Yoder. His wife died 22 years ago and shortly afterward he came to Lima to reside. Surviving are two sons, C. L. Ballard, Uniondale, Ind., and H. M. Ballard, 1182 Reese-av, and a daughter, Mrs. Park Grafton, 737 E. Third-st. The body was removed to the home of Mrs. Grafton, where funeral services will be held, at a time not yet fixed. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima News, May 1, 1922]

Mamie B. Ballard
Time of services for Mrs. Mamie B. Ballard, 74, who died Thursday in Lakewood , has been changed, from Monday afternoon to p. in. Saturday. The rites will be held in the Siferd and Son fumeral home with Rev. E. J. A. St. Louis, pastor of Grace Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Woodlawn cemetery. The body of Mrs. Ballard, former resident of W. Kibby-st, arrived in Lima Thursday and was removed to the funeral home.
[Lima News, Apr 3, 1942]

Harold Bame, 18, complications, City hospital, Sunday. [Lima News, Jan 3, 1929]

Mrs. Eleanor Barber
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Trinity Methodist church with the Rev. J. Ira Jones in charge. Burial in Greenlawn cemetery, near Elida. The body has been removed from Davis-Miller and Son funeral home to the residence, Route 4.
[The Lima News, Jan. 8, 1950]

Samuel H. Barnes
BLUFFTON, Jan. 6 ? Funeral services for Samuel H. Barnes, 88, who died at the home of a son, Lyman Barnes, south of here, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Paul Diller funeral home. Rev. C. D. Chiles will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 7, 1945]

Marvin Barth I
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 17, 1996
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 21, 1905, in Lima to Jesse and Jessie Jenkins Barth
Married to: Arlene ?
Occupation: electrical engineer for Wheeling Electric Power Co., Wheeling ,W.Va.
Died: April 17, 1996, in Sutter-Tracy Community Hospital, Tracy, Calif
Survived by: 1 son; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren
Military: Navy Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima

Milo Basinger
Bluffton -- Funeral services for Milo Basinger, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Basinger, who died at the Bluffton hospital Wednesday night of appendicitis, will be held at the home Saturday at 12:30 p.m., and at the Ebenezer church at 1 p.m.. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Basinger was a freshman in Bluffton high school.
[The Lima News, Mar. 13, 1931]

Ruth Basinger
Ruth Basinger, the charming little eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. U. Basinger, died at their home, 631 west Spring street, at about 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening, the death angel claiming the little one after she had suffered a brief illness from cholera infantum. The many friends of the bereaved parents sympathize deeply with them in their great loss. The funeral services will be held over the remains at the bereaved residence at four o'clock Monday afternoon and the remains of the little one will be consigned to a resting place in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Aug 15, 1909]

Philo Basset
Philo Basset, 84, widely known Bath-tp farmer and township trustee, died at 2 a.m. on Wednesday in his home. He had been ill for three years, Basset was born in Bath-tp, April 1, 1862, the son of Lewis and Sarah Edgecomb Basset. He was recognized as one of the progressive leaders in the community. He was a member of the farmers cooperative elevator at Beaverdam. Basset alsoorganized a Bath-tp threshing organization or "ring". He was township trustee from 1915 to 1920. Basset also was instrumental in completing the road building program in Bath-tp. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ. Basset is survived by five daughters, Mrs. E. B. Maywood, of Lima, Mrs. E. L. Michael, of Monroe-tp, Mrs. W. E. Marshall, of Richland-tp, Mrs. Gail Early, of Bath-tp and Mrs. L. D. Faun of Lima; two sons, Harrison and Howard Basset, both of Bath-tp; a sister, Mrs. George Flager, of Lima. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Christian in Beaverdam, the Rev. S. M. Davidian will be in charge. Burial in Beaverdam cemetery. The body will be taken from the Eckert funeral home to the home Wednesday afternoon. [
Lima News, Apr 8, 1936]

Janice Baughman
Funeral of Janice Baughman, 11 month old daughter or Mr. and Mrs. John Baughman1 913 K. Market-st, will he held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Little Janice died Sunday at the home of her parents following a short illness. Surviving are her parents, one brother, Donald and one sister, Bernice. Rev. Walter D. Cole will officiate; interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 5, 1921]

Vera R Baxter
Dates: Sep 23, 1902 - Mar 24, 1977
Lima : Obituary for Vera R Baxter appeared in The Lima News on Mar 25, 1977
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 23, 1902 to John & Cora Smith Baxter
Married: No
Occupation: retired school teacher
Died: Mar 24, 1977 at her home
Survived by:
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

Mrs. Bear
After a lingering illness, death came to Mrs. Bear last night at the City hospital. The deceased had been a sufferer for several years with the painful disease of rheumatism and on November 30, she was taken from her home at 567 south Pine street to the hospital. She was 70 years of age and for the past few months has suffered the torments of death. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but will be made upon the arrival of Mrs. Cunningham of Ada, sister of the deceased. [Lima Daily News, Jan 3, 1908]

Matilda C. Becker
Delphos -- Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda C. Becker, 34, who died Monday night at St. Rita's hospital, Lima were to be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Catholic church. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. The body has been removed from the B. L. Jauman funeral home to the residence of her father, John Brabant, E. Sutoff-st.
[The Lima News, Jan. 9, 1930]

Martin L. Becker, 82, 612 W. North-st, complications, Sunday. [Lima News, Jan 7, 1929]

Mrs. John Beckman
DELPHOS, April 3- Mrs. John Beckman, 71, died Wednesday at her home, southwest of here. Pneumonia was the cause of death. She was born near Delphos and had lived in this section all her life. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Loretta Kroeger of near Delphos; and four sons, Aloysius, August, John and Joseph Beckman, all living near Delphos. Funeral service will, be held at 9:30 a. m. Saturday, in St. John's Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
[Lima News, Apr 3, 1930]

A LeRoy Beech
Obituary appeared in The Lima News on Aug 6, 1973
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 27, 1955 to Paul & Betty Beech
Married: No
Occupation: Hootman Foundry, Bryan, O
Died: Aug 5, 1973 (gravel pit accident)
Survived by: parents; 2 brothers; 7 seven sisters
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

Richard "Dick" E. Beggs Sr
Dates: Aug. 12, 1927 - Jan. 13, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 14, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 12, 1927, in Toledo to Alvin W. and Esther Jane Leffel Beggs
Married to: Jeannette M. Thompson for 63 years
Occupation: owner and operator of Dick’s Upholstery; retired from Diller Furniture as an upholsterer
Died: Jan. 13, 2010, at his residence
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 3 daughters; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 2 sisters; 2 sisters-in-law
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Herman A Behrns
Requiem high mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic church, with Msgr. James S. Elder, pastor officiating. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery. [The Lima News, Sep 25, 1939]

E. F. Beiler
Funeral services over the remains of the late E. F. Beiler, former citizen of German township who died from pneumonia at the city hospital yesterday morning, will be held at Trinity M. E. church in this city Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Pastor Rev. M. B. Fuller will be in charge of services. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 4, 1914]

Lola Bell
Mrs. Lola Bell, wife of H. C. Bell, passed away at the city hospital Saturday night at ten o'clock. Mrs. Bell was taken sick a week ago last Thursday, and was taken to the hospital the following Sunday. She was operated on, but pneumonia set in and her condition grew rapidly worse until the time of her death. She was born in Putnam county, June 4, 1882, and is survived by the bereaved husband and a little daughter, four years old, and six brothers and two sisters. The remains were taken to the residence, 821 east Second street and will be shipped to Van Wert, Monday, for interment.
[Lima Morning News, Aug 8, 1909]

Mildred L. Benchoff
WADSWORTH -- Mildred L. (Goldsmith) Benchoff, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center with Pastor Audleigh W. Purdin officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
She was born in Westminster Aleen County. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Rockhill Goldsmith. She married Robert Benchoff Sr. He died previously. Mrs. Benchoff resided in Wadsworth for 49 years, previously residing in Bellefontaine. She was a machine operator at PGA, and attended Reimer Road Baptist Church. She was a member of the Salvation Army Women's Home League, and the Center for Older Adults.
Surviving are stepsons and their wives, Robert Benshoff Jr. and Janice of Bellefontaine, Harry Benshoff and Paula of Sidney; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
[Lima News Sept. 23, 2002 - Submitted By Norita Moss]

Bruce Gordon Bennet
Dates: Jun 30, 1935- Jul 31, 1984
Lima : Obituary for Bruce G Bennet appeared in The Lima News on Aug 1, 1984
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jun 30, 1935 to Walter & Jeanette Keevil Bennet
Married to: Lois Dobson for 20 years
Occupation: Professor of Organ & Piano at Eastern Kentucky University
Died: Jul 31, 1984 at his home
Survived by: wife;
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Clara Bennett
Mrs. Clara Bennett, age 46, wife of E.B. Bennett, died at their home, 133 1/2 North Union street, a few minutes past 11 o'clock last night, after suffering with kidney trouble and complications for four months. She leaves a husband and one daughter, Mrs. F.A. Curtis, of Lima, to mourn her demise. Funeral services will be held in Forest, O. The exact date will be announced later.
[Lima Daily News, Thursday, January 13, 1910]

Charles J. Benson
Charles J. Benson, 66, painter and decorator, of 26 S. Scott-st died at 10:30 a.m. Monday of a heart attack suffered at the Dysinger grocery, Baxter and Wayne-sts. Relatives of Benson said he had been suffering from heart ailment for the last six months. He was born in Whitewater, Ind. In addition to the widow, Sally Benson, he is survived by two sons, Hugh, of Findlay, and Byron, of San Jose, Calif; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Shockey of Lima; three brothers, Joseph of Lima; O. Benson, Memphis, Tenn., and Lem Benson, of Ft Wayne, Ind., and the mother, Mrs. Mary Benson, Lima. Benson was a member of the funeral has not been set, the services will be in charge of the Rev. Virgil Alman and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The body was taken to the Davis Miller & Son funeral home. [
Lima News, Jan 7, 1935]
Charles J. Benson -- Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Brethren church. The Rev. V. Allman officiating. Burial in Memorial Park cemetery. [The Lima News, Jan 8, 1935]

Winston Yorke Berry
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jun 21, 1991
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 3, 1900 in Milton, Ind. the son of Samuel P and Grace P Kimmel Berry
Married to: Mary ?
Occupation: assistant superintendent of mail at the Lima Post Office, retiring in 1967
Died: Jun 1991 Lima Memorial Hospital.
Survived by: 2 sons; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 half-sister
Military: WWI Army Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima

Mrs. John Bethe, 67, 716 Franklin-st, Monday, cerebral hemorrhage. [Lima News, Jan. 15, 1929]

Robert Betts
Dates: Aug. 12, 1930 - Feb. 7, 2010
Obituary: Appeared on-line in The Lima News Feb 9, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 12, 1930, in Lima to Francis E. & Daisy A. Carney Betts
Married to: Mary E Young for 63 years
Occupation: optician and had worked at Miller Optician and at Whites-Haines
Died: Feb. 7, 2010, at Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 1 daughter; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 daughter-in-law
Military: Korean War Army Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

William F. Beyhan
DELPHOS, April 22. Funeral services for William F. Beyhan, 15. son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beyhan, former residents here, and now of Ft. Wayne , will be held Wednesday in St John's Catholic church. The body was to arrive here on the 3:41 a. m. interurban car from Ft, Wayne and will be taken to the church immediately for the service. Burial will be in St. Johns cemetery. The youth was born in Delphos. He died Saturday night in St. Joseph 's hospital at Ft. Wayne . He had been ill for more than a year.
[Lima News, Apr 22, 1930]

E. S. Bierly
E. S. Bierly, a well-known and substantial farmer of Bath township, died at his country home yesterday, after an illness of one week's duration. He was born in Old Virginia, and has resided here many years, being aged when called to rest, 68 years, 9 months and 13 days. He leaves a wife, four daughters and seven sons, The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the late residence; interment in Sugar Creek cemetery.
[Lima Times Democrat, Dec 18, 1905]

W. M. Bingler
Mr. W. M. Bingler died at Columbus Grove, Saturday morning at 6:20 o'clock. The remains were brought to this city at 6:40 o'clock Saturday evening to rest at Whitley's morgue until 9:25 Sunday morning, when they will be shipped to Ft. Recovery, where the funeral will be held. Mr. Bingler is survived by a niece in this city, Mrs. Mary Wemmer, of west Wayne street.
[Lima Morning News, Aug 1, 1909]

Edna H Binkley
Obituary appeared in The Lima News on Nov 28, 1995
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 25, 1908 to Charles & Selma Swanson
Married to: Roland Jason Binkley for 66 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Nov 27, 1995 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, O
Survived by: 1 son; 2 daughters; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Lloyd E Binkley
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 15, 1992
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Apr 15, 1921 in Buckland, O to Arthur & Eva Richardson Binkley
Married to: Donna Gaberdiehl
Occupation: retired from Westinghouse
Died: Jan 14, 1992
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 1 daughter; 4 grandchildren; 1 sister; 2 half-sisters
Burial: Maplewood Cemetery

Clair E. Bishop
Clair Eugene Bishop, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bishop, 649 N. Union-st, died of typhoid at 2 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital. He also leaves a brother, Robert and six sisters, Bertha, helen and Betty Bishop and Mrs. Iva Copeland, Mrs. Mary Page and Mrs. May Beitler, all of Lima. Services will be held at Mt. Taber, east of St. Johns, O., at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor cemetery.
[Lima News, Sep 5, 1933]

Delbert E. Black
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Davis-Miller and Sons Cathedral chapel with the Rev. Paul H. Graeser officiating. Burial will be in Allentown cemetery.
[Lima News, Mar 10, 1950]

General William Blackburn
Allen Co., Ohio, May 7, (1858) ae. 69. Gen. B. was born in the State of Maryland, June 23, 1787, coexistent with the constitution of the United States. His father removed to the State of Pennsylvania when William was quite young; from thence he removed to Ohio among the early pioneers of that state, and settled in Columbiana Co. In 1813, after Hull had surrendered the American army at Detroit, and our frontier was laid open to the tomahawk and scalping-knife of the savages, the call of his country found young Blackburn ready to gird himself for the contest. He raised a company of volunteers, at the head of which he took the field in that ever-memorable winter campaign of the north-west. Through the mud and rain, snows and storms, of that terrible winter, he was ever at his post, and ready for duty. He arrived, with the command to which he was attached, on that field of blood and carnage where Winchester was defeated at Frenchtown, on the River Raisin, after a forced march of many hours, in time to rescue a few of the flying fugitives from the merciless foes that pursued them; after which they returned to the Maumee, and built Fort Meigs. At the expiration of his term of enlistment, with his company he returned to Columbiana Co., where he married, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1817 he was elected a member of the legislature from Columbiana Co., and was continued without intermission a member of that body until 1835 - a rare instance of continued confidence in a public servant. In the spring of 1835, he was appointed by Andrew Jackson, receiver of public money at the land office in Lima, Ohio; and in that year he removed with his family to Allen Co. In 1839 he was reappointed by Martin Van Buren to the same office. In 1843, at the expiration of his second term, he retired to private life on his farm. In 1851 he was again returned to the legislature of Ohio, since which time he has quietly resided on his farm.
[Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Tr. by Kim Mohler]

Rosetta E. Blair
Rosetta Evaline Blair, age 50, wife of W.F. Blair of 316 Harrison avenue, died yesterday. She had been ill with pneumonia but five days and the sudden death was a severe shock to the three sons, and two daughters, who are left behind to mourn her loss. The children are L.C. Blair, Lima; C.O. Blair, Wapakoneta; Mrs. N.E. Neufer, Lima, Harry O. and Leah Blair, who resided at home with the parents. Funeral services have not yet been arranged. [
Lima Daily News, Wednesday, January 12, 1910]

Ernest R. Blakely
Ernest R. Blakely, 76, formerly. of Lima , died Friday morning in his Harbor Heights , Fla. , home. Born Jan 28, 1900, in Spencerville, he married Donna Anspaugh who survives. He was a retired engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Survivors also include a stepson, Charles Murray also of Harbor Heights : and a sister, Clara Riker Norris of Fort Collins, Colo. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Harbor Heights , the Lima post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fort Wayne and Fort Myers, Fla. Masonic lodges, American Legion Post 103, the Retired Railroad Employes Association and the volunteer fire department and civic association in Harbor Heights . Arrangements are incomplete at Siferd Westwood Chapel
[Lima News, Aug 14, 1978]

Ellen Bland
Solemn requiem mass for Mrs. Ellen Bland, of Lima who died Saturday afternoon, will be held Wednesday at 9 o'clock at St. Rose Catholic church. Monsignor A. E. Manning will be celebrant. The body will be laid to rest in Gethsemani cemetery.
[The Lima Daily News, June 8, 1920]

Lance “Lanny” Blockberger
Dates: Sept. 16, 1943 - Jan. 30, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 1, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 16, 1943, to Harry and Virginia Truesdale Blockberger
Married to: Shirley Wood Harruff for 44 years
Occupation: had worked at Ohio Decorative Products, Hayes Albion, Clark Equipment and Aircraft Dynamics.
Died: Jan. 30, 2010, at Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: wife; 1 sister; 3 daughters; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren
Military: Vietnam Army & National Guard Veteran

Gene W. Bogart
Dates: Mar 3, 1935 - Oct 1, 2000
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 2, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 3, 1935 in Lima to Ray & Leona Blunden Bogart
Married to: Carol Best for 45 years
Occupation: retired from Vistron, Lima, and the Bluffton Golf Club
Died: Oct 1, 2000 at St Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: wife; 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton

Jane Boham
Mrs. Jane Boham, 48, of 1514 Latham died 3:IS a.m. today in St. Rita's Hospital. Born July 25, 1923, in Lima , she was the daughter of Hugh and Effie Thompson Benson. Surviving are her husband, Clair Boham; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Heather) Creek of 576 N. Rosedale ; and one grandchild. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Phi Beta Tau Sorority. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Siferd Westwood Chapel, Rev. Don Bridinger officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery Friends chapel.
[Lima News, Feb 2, 1972]

John R. Booze
John R. Booze, 72, of the Allen Inn, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Allen Inn , following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 2, 1913, in Allen County . Mr. Booze was a former employee of Green Thumb. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and was a resident of the Allen Inn for 31 years. Survivors include one sister, Olive Kreiner of Clearwater , Fla., and one niece. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rev. Joseph Oberle officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hogenkamp-Murphy funeral home. [
Lima News, May 30, 1986]

Patricia A. Borden
Patricia Ann Borden, 46, formerly of Lima , died m Indianapolis at 11:30 a. m. Saturday following an extended illiness. She was born in Lima Sept. 3,1934, a daughter of Harold and Remona Okey Borden, Her mother survives in Indianapolis . Miss Borden was active in the Salvation Army. Survivors also include a sister, Beverly Joseph of 2100 W. Wayne St., and a brother, Raymond Borden of Indianapolis . Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Cemetery here, Capt. Kenneth Williams of the Lima Salvation Army officiating.
[Lima News, Sep 28, 1980]

John Bowers
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Antioch Christian church, east of Ft. Amanda. The Rev. Carl Miller of Hume will officiate, with burial in St. Matthew's cemetery, Cridersville. The body will remain in C. B. Miller and Son funeral home, until services.

Rosella Bowers
BEAVERDAM, Nov. 2 - Mrs. Rosella Bowers, wife of P. V. Bowers, died at 9:55 a. m. Saturday at her home here from complications following a six month illness. She was born August 16, 1867 near Lima and was a member of the local Church of Christ . Surviving are her husband, eight children, Earl and Mrs. Pearl Vertner, of Beaverdam; George and Harry, of Lima : Mrs. Cora Barber of Columbus Grove Route 2: Russell, of Payne; 18 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Criblez, of Cleveland. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Church of Christ with Rev. L. C. Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rockport cemetery. The body has been removed from the Harris funeral home, Columbus.
[Lima News, Nov 3, 1940]

Roy Edward “Eddie B” Bowersock
Dates: June 25, 1949 - Feb. 8, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 10, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 25, 1949, in Lima to Richard and Miriam Bowersock
Married to:
Occupation: certified carpet installer
Died: Feb. 8, 2010, at Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: 2 sons; 1 sister; 1 brother
Military: Army Veteran

John C. Bowman
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Mar 6, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov. 26, 1951, in Lima to Carl Dean and Mary E. (Pentenburg) Bowman
Married to:
Occupation: retired from BP in 2002
Died: March 4, 2010, at St. Rita’s Medical Center
Survived by: 2 sons; 1 brother; 1 sister; 12 grandchildren; friend Barb
Military: Army Veteran

Joab Bowsher
The death of Joab Bowsher, 70, retired railroad man occurred last night at the City hospital at 7:45 o'clock, three hours after he was stricken with apoplexy in the Warfield cigar store, 130 east High street. Bowsher had been in the cigar store for some time and and appeared to be very spright when he suddenly fell in a nearby chair. He was removed to the hospital in the Williams & Davis ambulance, but he never regained consciousness. He was an engineer for 21 years on the L.E. & W. railroad and retired eight years ago. Mr. Bowsher was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Surviving the death of his wife, Amelia, and two sons, Harry W., Lima and Berlin O., of Youngstown. The arrangements for the funeral have not been made yet.
[Lima Daily News, Jul 5, 1915]

Mabel M. Bowsher
Mabel M. Bowsher, 83, of the Oaks Convalescent Home, died at 8 a.m. Monday in the center. She was born June 24,1894, in Lima , the daughter of George and Sophia Wiesenmayer Bowsher. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church , the Von Bora Circle of the church, Friends of the Library, Needlecraft Club, and the Allen County Retired Teachers Association. She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1921 and worked as a teacher in the Lima city school system for 48 years. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Lewis Memorial Chapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Rev. Clyde Miller officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
[Lima News, Feb 1, 1978]

Rolia O. Bowsher
Rolia O. Bowsher, 93, of 4475 W. Breese Road died at 8:37 p.m. Saturday at his home. He was born June 23, 1890, in Shawnee Township , Allen County , the son of Franklin and Harriet Ridenour Bowsher. On Sept. 18, 1923, he married Evalyn Mowery, who survives.
Mr. Bowsher was a life member and the oldest member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Lima Farmers Club and had served on the Shawnee
School Board for 16 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Louella G.) Hofsteter of Columbus ; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Marilynn V. Selling, died June 9, 1983. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Rev. William Wittig officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery. Friends may call at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, until 9 tonight. The body will be taken to the church Tuesday to lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.
[Lima News, Mar 12, 1984]

Donald Boyd
Lima -- Donald Boyd, four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Boyd, died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday in St. Rita's hospital where he had been a patient several weeks. The body will remain at the Siferd funeral home pending completion of funeral arrangements. [The Lima News, Jan. 5, 1946]

Lloyd C Boyd
Dates: Mar 22, 1928 - Jul 22, 1999
Lima: Obituary for Lloyd C Boyd appeared in the Lima News on Jul 24, 1999
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 22, 1928 to Robert & Ada Porter Boyd
Married to: Lulu McAdow for 29 years
Occupation: retired general laborer
Died: Jul 22, 1999
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 7 seven daughters; 4 step-daughter; 1 step-son; 18 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 1 brother
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery

Thomas Boyle
Dates: Nov 11, 1935 - Feb 13, 1995
Lima: Obituary for Thomas Boyle appeared in the Lima News on Feb 15, 1995
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 11, 1935 to Patrick & Elizabeth Bushy Boyle
Married to: Carolyn Sabosly for 24 years
Occupation: Janitorial Supervisor at Metokote Corp
Died: Feb 13, 1995
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 2 step-sons; 1 step-daughter; 3 brothers; 2 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Nellie G. Bradford
Acting Coroner Frank Smith Monday withheld a verdict in the death of Mrs. Nellie Grace Bradford, 55, of 507 W. North-st, who was killed by a fast westbound Pennsylvania passenger train near the Cole-st crossing Sunday afternoon. In her clothing Smith said he found a note addressed to her son Erwin, which read, in part: "Forgive me if you can. Thanks for all you've done for me," The engineer and fireman on the train, whose names were not learned, told Smith Mrs. Bradford appeared to have thrown herself in front of the locomotive when it was within a few feet of hor. The trainmen said she was walking west between the mainline double tracks. The mishap occurred about 4:.25 p, m. Sunday. Her body was badly cut and mangled by the locomotive. She apparently died instantly. Her body was removed to the Davis, Miller and Son Funeral home.
Acting Coroner Smith said at noon Monday he had not decided on a verdict. Mrs. Bradford is survived by her husband, Clarence C. Bradford, of Troy, five sons and three daughters; They are: Harry W, Vernon W., James Theodore and Erwin W„ all of Lima and Russell of Fremont: Mrs. Gladys Pifer, of Lima and Lillian Emily and Lenore Juanita, both at home. Services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Davis Miller and Son chapel in charge of the Rev. Geo.W. Whyman. She is also survived by two brothers The "Rev. J. W. Orr, of Summit Station, O.. and Charles W. Orr, of Tippincanoe City ; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Hall, of Tippincanoe City ; Mrs. Ann Herrington, of Burlington . Wis. , and Mrs. Addie Brooks, of Fletcher, O.
[Lima News, Sep 13, 1937]

Ann Marian Branson
Mrs. Ann Marian Branson, 79 years of age, mother of William G. Branson of 518 west Spring street, who is connected with the Jones Hardware company, south Miami street, passed from life this morning at 1 o'clock, after an illness of 3 months, during which she suffered from stomach trouble. Death was due to atrophy of the stomach.
Mrs. Branson was born in Miami county, Ohio. When quite young, she and her husband went to Meadville, Mo., to reside. She had always lived in that city until the death of her husband, when she spent the time alternating her residence with her sons, the other of whom resides in Trinidad, Colo. She came to Lima to spend the winter, expecting to be near friends of her birth-place. She was stricken shortly after her arrival here.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home of her son, on west Spring street, Wednesday at 1 o'clock. Dr. Thomas Knox, pastor of Market Street Presbyterian church, will officiate. Members of the Brotherhood of the church will serve as bearers of the pall.
The body will be accompanied at 3 o'clock to Meadville, Mo., by way of the Pennsylvania railroad, where interment will be made.
[The Times-Democrat, Jan 10, 1916]

Weldon R Breaston
Dates: Oct 24, 1926 - Mar 30, 1997
Lima: Obituary for Weldon R Richey appeared in the Lima News on Apr 1, 1997
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 24, 1926 to Jabel & Naomi Richey Breaston
Married to: Elizabeth Seward for 50 years
Occupation: truck driver for Ritter Brothers
Died: Mar 30, 1997
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 2 daughters; 1 sister; 15 grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Benoni S. Brenneman
Benoni S. Brenneman, 72, of 709 W. Kibby-st, died while performing his duties in the Olivet Presbyterian church at 7 a.m. Sunday. He was a former carpenter, until seven years ago. Since then he had been a janitor at the church. Roy Mooney, custodian of the grace Methodist Episcopal church, was talking to him when he suddenly dropped dead. Dr. Burt Hibbard, coroner, said that death was due to heart failure probably caused by a blood clot. Brenneman was born in Allen-co and had lived in Lima for 40 years. Surviving are his widow, Candie; two sons, Ralph of Lima, and Herschel, of Ft. Jennings; three brothers, George and Dan, both of Elida, and Sam of Lima; one sister, Mrs. Nancy McBride of Elida. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Otis Harter, pastor of Olivet church, in the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Allentown cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 11, 1937]

Harriet Brentlinger
Mrs. Harriet Brentlinger, 84, widow of the late john Brentlinger, died at her home, 209 west Eureka street, early Tuesday morning, after an illness of a week from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Brentlinger was born in Perry county, in 17 Jan 1835, the daughter of Joshua and Sophia (Weimer) Melching. Two daughters, Mrs. Mary Graff, 209 west Eureka street and Mrs. Alice Toland, 211 west Eureka and two sons, Eli, 209 west Eureka street and I. W. Brentlinger 528 south Baxter street, survive. Mrs. Maria Kimes and Mrs. E. V. Ridenour, both of Allen county, and Mrs. Martha Albert, Fremont, are surviving sisters. She left 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Burial in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 13, 1920]

Etta Bresler
Mrs. Etta Bresler, 93, formerly of 1007 W. Wayne , died 11:25 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Nursing H o m e, Spencerville. Born Dec. 30, 1875, in Allen County , she was the daughter of Francis and Melinda Weyer May. Her husband, Frank Bresler, died in 1949. Surviving are a son, Harold Bresler of Fremont ; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Bonita) Copp of 1007 W. Wayne, and Mrs. Stanley (Rheba) Huston of Palm Desert, Calif. a brother, Walter May of Copemish, Mich. ; eight grandchildren and 15 great - grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles and Sons- Laman West Wayne Street Chapel.
[Lima News, Jul 22, 1969]

Roy A. Brock
Lima - Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home for Roy A. Brock, 82, of Lima. He died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born July 8, 1910 in Celina, the son of Charlie and Mary Lou Herron Shepherd. On June 28, 1929, he married Virgie Van Horn, who died April 12, 1975. Mr. Brock was employed in maintenance for 27 years with the B & O railroad, retiring in 1978. He was a member and Past Master of the Blue Lodge Fort Amanda 706, Free and Acecepted Masons; the Lima Charter 49; the Lima Council 20 and Shawnee Commandry 14. Survivors include one son; Richard Brock of Lima; two daughters Nadine Brock of Lima and Mrs. Thomas (Pam) Metcalf of Hume; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene Shepherd of Ala. He was preceded in death by one daughter Peggy Dunbar; one granddaughter; two brothers; Leonard and Bevin Shepherd; three sisters; Hazel Shepherd, Mary Gladys Lewis, and Goldie Camper. Rev. Dennis A. Meyer will officiate for the services . Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the services Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Lodge service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. by Fort Amanda Lodge 706.

[The Lima News, Saturday October 24, 1992 - Submitted By Norita Moss]

Edward P. Broderick
Delphos -- Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Davis-Miller and Son cathedral chapel by the Rev. James elder, pastor of St. rose church. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 7, 1937]

Elmer E. Brogan
Rev. J.A. Williamson, pastor of the Cairo Methodist church, will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cairo church. Burial will be in Truro cemetery with the Harris funeral home, Columbus Grove, in charge.
[The Lima News August 22, 1940 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Jack H. Brogee
Jack Hebble Brogee, 24, of 612 E. Second-st, was found dead at 6 p. m. Friday in his home. He had been ill for six weeks and recently had returned home from the hospital. Mr. Brogee was employed as a cab driver. Surviving are his mother and stepfather. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cornell. 612 E. Second-st; a brother. Charles, at home; a sister, Frances , also at home. The body will remain in Lewis funeral home for services at 2 p. m. Monday in the Memorial chapel. The Rev. Willard Thomas will officiate with burial in Memorial Park cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 8, 1949]

Richard B. Brokamp
Dates: May 15, 1926 - Jan. 1, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 3, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 15, 1926, in Delphos to Andrew and Anna Ricker Brokamp
Married to: Denelda Horstman for 60 years
Occupation: machinist at Fruehauf Trucking Co
Died: Jan 1, 2010 at Van Crest Nursing Home, Delphos
Survived by: 2 sons; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Veteran; 2 Bronze Stars; 2 Battle Stars; WWII Victory Medal
Burial: St John's Cemetery, Delphos, O

Grace T Brown
Obituary appeared in the Lima News on Feb 28, 2005
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 27, 1908 to George & Mary Watts Chamberlain
Married to: Ralph G Brown for 61 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 27, 2005
Survived by: 1 son; 2 daughters; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Mrs. Louise Brown, 81, paralysis, Sunday, residence. [Lima News, Jan 3, 1929]

Dr. Wilfred L. Brunk
Dates: Mar 21,1910 - Jan 2, 1977
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 4, 1977
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 21,1910 in Elida to George and Hazel (Bechtol) Brunk
Married to: Martha Yingling
Occupation: Dentist
Died: Jan 2, 1977 in Dayton, VA Hospital
Survived by: wife; 1 daughter; 1 son; 1 sister; 3 grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Capt Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Albert B. Bruns
Albert B. Bruns, 84, died at 9:38 p.m. March 18, 2001, at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Fort Recovery. On Aug. 20, 1954, he married Ethel Betty Sisson, who survives. Mr. Bruns had been a painter for General Dynamics. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic CHurch. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275. He was an Army veteran of World War II, surviving at Pearl Harbor. Survivors include three nieces, Patricia Thomas, Rebecca Bruns and Frances Bruns. He was preceded in death by three brothers, LeRoy, Raymond and Walter Bruns; and three sisters, Bernice Maurer; Pauline Doling and Florence Bruns. Services will begin at 11a.m. today at Hogenkamp-Straub Funeral Home. the Rev. J. Norbert Howe will officiate. Burial will follow in Dayton National Cemetery, where military rites will [be performed] by the VFW 1275. Friends may call from 10am until the time of services today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church.
[The Lima News, March 2001 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Anthony J. Bruns

Anthony J. (Andy) Bruns, 82, of 608 Bruce ave., barber, died at 10:30 am Monday in St. Rita's Hospital after a one-week illness. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and Master Barbers Assn. Surviving are the widow, Adelia [1]; two daughters, Mrs. Erwin Maurer, 2423 W. Elm St., and Mrs.William Doling, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three sons, Raymond R., 301 E. third; Walter J., 701 Ford Ave.; and Albert B., 719-1/2 S. Main St. The Body will remain in the Cantwell-Sweet Mortuary until Requiem High Mass at 9:30 am Thursday in St. Rose Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. W.J. McKeown will be celebrant and burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery." [Notes: 1. wife's name should read Odelia]
[The Lima News Aug 22, 1955 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Leroy Anthony Bruns

Leroy Anthony Bruns, 41, widely known Lima News newspaper salesman for 21 years, died early Saturday morning at St. Rita's hospital after suffering an attack of meningitis. He had been ill about a week He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Bruns, 606 Brice Ave; three brothers, Albert, at home; Waldron, Summit St. Raymond, 989 Brice Ave, and two sisters, Mr. E.C. Maurer, 570 Hazel Ave, and Mrs. William R.Doling, Miami, Fla. Bruns was a member of St. Rose church. Private funeral services will be held at the Lewis funeral home at 5:30 pm Saturday with Rev. Msgr James S. Elder in charge. Burial will be at the Gethsemane cemetery." (died 20 May 1944 Lima, Ohio)
[The Lima News - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Odelia F. Bruns

Mrs Odelia F. Bruns, 82, widow of Anthony Bruns,died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday in Rohrbach Rest Home, Cridersville, where she had been a patient one year. Mrs. Bruns was born Oct. 8, 1878, in Darke County(1) and had lived in Lima since 1921. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and of the Alter and Rosary Society of the church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Maurer, 2423 W. Elm St., and Mrs. Pauline Doling, Pampane Beach, Fla.; three sons, Raymond, Delphos; Walter, Kent avenue, and Albert 1729 Rice Ave.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Rish(2), 318 W. Haller St.; Mrs. Louise Bonfig, Dayton, and Mrs. Jacob Fullenkamp, Fort Recovery, and 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Requiem High Mass will be said at 9:30 am Tuesday in St. Rose Catholic Church, the Rt. Tev. Msgr. W.J. McKeown celebrant. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery. Friends may call at Cantwell-Sweet Mortuary after 8pm today. The Rosay will be said at 8pm Monday in the funeral home." [Notes: 1. Odelia was born in Glenmont, Knox County, OH; 2. Mary Resh]
[The Lima News Feb 26, 1961 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]
BRUNS, Mrs. Odelia F. - Requim High Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. W.J. McKeown as celebrant. Burial will be in Gethsemeni Cemetery. Friends may call at Cantwell - Sweet Mortuary. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today
[Feb 27, 1961 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Raymond R. Bruns
Delphos -- Raymond R.Bruns, 86, of here, died at 6:20 pm Friday at Delphos Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Bruns was born Jan. 21, 1904, in Fort Recovery, the son of Anthony and Odelia King Bruns. On Sept. 3, 1948, he married Gladys Sheets, who survives. Mr. Bruns was a retired self-employed paint contractor. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Survivors also include three sons, Robert Bruns and Richard Bruns, both of Lima, and Douglas Bruns of Oak Creek, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Judith) Osting of Spencerville, Mrs. Larry (Charlene) Miller of Cecil and Mars. Larry (Marcia) White of Delphos; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bernice Mauer [1] of Findlay and Pauline Doling of Florida. There will be no services. The remains will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Harter and Son Memorial Chapel, Delphos." (died 20 Jun 1990 in Delphos, Ohio)
[The Lima News - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Mrs. Sylvester Brunt
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Sylvester Brunt, former Lima resident, which occurred Easter Sunday at the home of her brother, James Van Alstina, in Cicero, N.Y. She had resided with her brother since the death of her husband, former hotel man of this city. [unknown newspaper, Apr 27, 1924]

Isaac M. Bryan

Isaac M. Bryan died at his home in Hardin County yesterday, after a long illness of a complication of diseases. He was born in Hardin County, in 1832 the son of William C. and Elizabeth (Gaskill) Bryan, and has lived his whole life in Hardin County. He was a veteran of the Civil War, Co. B. 82'd Regiment, O.V.I. He was unmarried and leaves one brother William J. Bryan of Farmer, Defiance Co., Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Adams of Lima. The funeral services will be held at the Ash Grove church cemetery this afternoon at two o'clock and the interment will be made there. [Lima Daily News, Aug 24, 1909]

Reason Bryan
The death of Reason Bryan, 72, occurred yesterday at the home on Hazel avenue after an illness of three years from tuberculosis. He was born December 27, 1842, in Ohio the son of Nelson and Mary Layman Bryan. Surviving the death is the widow, one daughter and one step-son. The funeral services will be held from the residence Monday morning and interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery. Rev. Lyman will officiate.
[Lima Daily News, July 3, 1915]

Avelina Buch

Dates: Nov 7, 1922- Apr 5, 2011
Lima: Obituary of Avelina Buch appeared on-line in The Lima News on April 11, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 7, 1922 to Antonio & Mercedes Genova Diez
Married to: Dr Hector Buch for 54 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Apr 5, 2011
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren
Burial: Gethsemani Cemetery

John Buchanan
Last evening about 6:30 o'clock John Buchanan, who lived in his little shop on east Market street, died of general debility after an illness of four months. Deceased, who was a native of Ireland, having been born at Belfast, 80 years ago, came to this country while yet a boy and has been a resident of this city for the past thirty years. The remains were removed to the home of his son, 109 1/2 east Wayne street. From this point the funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. Geo. Lord in charge. The interment will occur at Woodlawn. Besides the son mentioned above the deceased leaves two other sons George and Harry, and one daughter, Mrs. Niles, of Van Wert.
[Lima Daily News, Mar 17, 1906]

Carl E. Buckmaster
The body of Cpl. Carl E. Buckmaster, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Buckmaster 544 E. Second-st. who was killed in action Mar. 26, 1945, in Germany , will arrive in Lima Tuesday noon. Services are scheduled for 2 p. m. Thursday in Lewis Memorial chapel with the Rev. E. J. Penhorwood officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew's cemetery.
Cpl. Buckmaster, an Army engineer, was inducted July, 1943, and went overseas In January, 1945. He was graduated from Shawnee high school in 1943. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Norman Buckmaster, Virginia-av; a sister, Mrs. Carl B. Marshall, Jr., 240 Harrison-a v; a paternal grandfather, C. N. Buckmaster, Route 6, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Buckmaster, Findlay. The body will remain in the funeral home until burial.
[Lima News, Jan 9, 1945]

Mrs. Mary A Buckmaster
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Siferd and Son colonial chapel with the Rev. E. J. Penhorwood officiating, Music will be in charge of the Rev. Willard Thomas. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The body will remain in the funeral home until after services.
[Lima News, Mar 7, 1950]

Catherine C. Buehler
SPENCERVILLE, Aug. 17 ? Friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Catherine Christina Buehler, 84, of Spencerville, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles I. Long, near Meritt , Mich. Tuesday. In addition to Mrs. Long she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Joseph Wakefield, of Ashvilie, N. C; Mrs. George Crockett, of Cleveland ; and a son, Fred, of here. The body is at the home, 407 S. Pearl-st. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the C. B. Miller and Son funeral home, are incomplete.
[Lima News, Aug 17, 1939]

David C. Bunn
Funeral services for David C. Bunn, who was killed Tuesday morning when he was caught between two freight cars, will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence at 915 Leland avenue. Rev. Swinehart of Bluffon will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Bunn was a member of both the Mason and Odd Fellow lodges and it is expected that members of the orders will attend in bodies.
[Lima News, May 22, 1919]

Jasper Burden
Funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at Davis-Miller and Son Cathedral Chapel. The Rev. S.M. Davidan in charge. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 11, 1935]

Nancy Burden
Friends of earlier days and those who in life knew and admired Mrs. Nancy Burden gathered at her home at 430 south Metcalf street, this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, to pay their respects to all that was mortal of this good mother. Mrs. Burden had reached the age of 85 years and was for 59 years a resident of Bath township. The Rev. Mr. Oldaker of the Church of Christ, officiated at the services. The body was laid to rest at Perry Chapel cemetery, where for years she worshipped at the chapel church
[The Times-Democrat, Jan 15, 1916]

Rebecca Bland Burden
Rebecca Bland was born in Virginia June 21, 1805, and died at the home of her son-in-law, Dr. Parker, near Oswego, Indiana, March 23, 1892 aged 86 years, 9 months and 2 days. When she was six years old her parents moved to Ohio, in which State she resided during her married life. She was one of the pioneers of Allen County, hers being the third family to settle in the county. She was married three times; first to Joseph Lippincott, 1825, seven children being born to them, two of whom are living Henry Lippincott, of Lima, Ohio, and Mrs. Dr. Parker, of Oswego, Ind. Mr. Lippincott died in 1842, and in 1846 she was married to Sylvanus Parker, father of the Doctor. One child was born to them, who died in infancy. Mr. Parker died in April, 1871, and in 1873 she was married to William Burden, he dying in August, 1890, after which time she made her home with her children. She was the mother of eight children, and counted forty-five grandchildren, sixty-eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Early in life she gave herself to Christ, uniting with the Christian church, and lived a consistent Christian life. She repeatedly said to friends during her last illness that she did not fear death, but was ready to go whenever the Lord called. Her last words were "Come, Lord Jesus, I am ready." Thus another mother of Israel is called to rest. "Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh."
[March 1892 , Indiana, - Submitted by Karen Johnson]

Rosa Burgess
Mrs. Rosa Burgess, wife of Joseph Burgess, who resides near Yoder in Perry township, died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock after an illness of 12 days' duration. Mrs. Burgess was born in Williams county, Ohio, September 16, 1878, the daughter of Thebolt & (?) Heurfling, Morritz, aged 30 years, 4 months, and 4 days. She leaves, besides her husband, five children, aged from 12 days to 10 years. Funeral arrangements have not been completed and will be announced later.
[Lima Daily News, Dec 21, 1908] * burial was made in Fletcher Cemetery.

Clarence D. Burkholder
Dates: Dec. 9, 1920 - Jan. 12. 2003
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 13, 2003
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec. 9, 1920. in Bluffton to Frank J. and Sarah (Kiener) Burkholder
Married to: Norma Jean Bushong for 35 years
Occupation: retired from Ford Motor Co.,Lima Engine Plant
Died: Jan. 12. 2003. at Mennonite Memorial Home. Bluffton
Survived by: 2 daughters; 1 grandson
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Beaverdam

Nellie V Burkholder
Dates: May 3, 1913 - Dec 4, 1997
Lima: Obituary for Nellie V Burkholder appeared in the Lima News on Dec 6, 1997
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 3, 1913 to Jasper & Mary Derror Burkholder
Married to: Linwood Burkholder for 64 years
Occupation: retired cafeteria worker at South Junior High School where she had worked for 17 years
Died: Dec 4, 1997
Survived by: husband; 1 son; 1 sister; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Elvira Florence Bruns
Dropsy proves fatal to Elvira Florence Bruns
Elvira Florence Bruns, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bruns, ---N. Main- st. died early yesterday at her home, after an illness of six months, from dropsy. Besides the parents, she is urvived by four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at St. Rose Catholic church, at a time not yet set. Interment in Gethsemani.cemetery.
[Lima News March 9, 1922 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]
Bruns Funeral Saturday: Funeral services for Elvira Florence Bruns, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bruns, 508 N. Main St. will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic church. Interment will be at Gethsemani cemetery.
[Lima News March 10, 1922 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Florence L. Buschor
Delphos -- Florence L. Buschor. 96. died at 3:18 p.m. March 13. 2002. at Van Crest Nursing Home, Van Wert. She was born June 7, 1905, in Delphos to Marion and Margaret May Mericle. She married William H Buschor. who died Aug. 17, 1960. Mrs. Buschor was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Delphos. Survivors include a son, three daughters, 29 grandchildren and 44 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation as the body has been cremated. Arrangements are by Hogenkamp-Straub Funeral Home.
[Lima News, Mar 14, 2002]

Kathleen Lucille Butler, 307 Park-av, 11-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Butler, complications, Thursday. [Lima News, Jan 4, 1929]

Don C. Byrd
Don C. Byrd, 57, of 545 S. West-st, died Sunday in the Lima district hospital after an illness of one year. Byrd, a resident of Lima for the past 53 years had formerly been an Engineer with the Nickel Plate railroad and the Lima Locomotive Works. He is survived by his wife, Nellie; one daughter Virginia Ann of Columbus , and a son Lee of Delware; and three grand-children. The body will remain at the Lewis funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. E.T. Bowdle will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News- June 3, 1940]


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