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Thomas Francis Daley Jr

Boy on Roller Skates Fatally Hurt by Truck
Thomas Francis Daley Jr., nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Daley, 404 S. Metcalf-st., died of a fractured skull Friday evening at St. Rita's hospital. He was injured near his home at 5:30 p.m. when he roller-skated against the side of a truck trailer. An iron brace on the trailer struck the boy on the left side of the head. The driver of the truck, Max Martin, of Detroit, an employe of the Contract Cartage Co., of that city, saw, in the rear vision mirror, the boy lying in the street. He stopped the truck and hurried back to the injured boy. He was taken to the hospital immediately, but died without recovering consciousness. The truck driver reported the accident at police headquarters and was permitted to continue to Detroit. Prior to the accident, Thomas, Jr., had been roller-skating with playmates on the sidewalk on the east side of Metcalf-st, opposite his home. At dinner time he and his sister, Peggy Ann, started to return home, rolling down an inclined driveway to the street. While on the driveway, the boy saw a truck approachng from the south and called a warning to his sister. He slipped, however, on the roller skates and went against the side of the trailer. Thomas Jr., was born in Lima and had attended school here. He had recently recovered from an illness contracted six weeks ago. In addition to his parents and sister, he leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gillham, of S. Metcalf-st. Requiem high mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Gerard's Catholic church. Burial will be in Gethsemene cemetery.
[The Lima News August 20, 1933 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]
Thomas F. Daley, Jr. -- Mass for Thomas Francis Daley, Jr., nine-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Daley, 404 S. Metcalf-st. who died Friday evening at St. Rita's hospital of a fractured skull, suffered when he had roller skated against the side of a truck trailer, was held at 9o'clock Monday in St. Gerard's church. The Rev. Fred Necker was the celbrant. Burial was in Gethsemane cemetery. The pallbearers wee four uncles, Walter, Andrew, William and James Daley. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Bishop, Richard Stants, Rober Gier, Edward Adler, Tommy Mulcahy, Billy Tomlinson, Jack Bishop, and Neil Tomlinson. Besides his parents, Thomas, Jr. leaves a sister, Peggy Ann, who was with him at the time of the accident, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gillham, of S. Metclaf St.
[The Lima News August 21, 1933 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Robert F. Dancer
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 26, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 20, 1927, in Allen Co, O to Frank and Anna Marie (Schulte) Dancer
Married to:
Occupation: retired from Central Soya after 30 years
Died: Feb. 25, 2010, at the Lima Convalescent Home
Survived by: 1 son; 3 daughters; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Military: Navy Veteran
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

William H. Daugherty
William H. Daugherty, 67, painter, died early Wednesday morning at his home, 1007 N. Central-av, after an illness of two months. Death was due to heart trouble. Surviving are two sons Arthur and John, both of Lima, and four daughters, Mrs. William Nicholson, Mt. Clemens, Mich.; Mrs. Carl Kindley, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Howard Mann and Mrs. John Myers of Lima. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the residence. Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Sep 10, 1924]


William G. Daulbaugh
Dates: Feb. 27, 1950 - Feb. 13, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 14, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 27, 1950, to William D. and Mildred (Killian) Daulbaugh.
Married to: Linda Kurtz for 15 years
Occupation: salesman for Delpha
Died: Feb. 13, 2010, at St. Rita’s Medical Center
Survived by: father; wife; 1 son; 4 daughters; 1 brother; 1 sister; 3 grandchildren
Military: Vietnam War Army Veteran
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery


Pvt. Kenneth J Davidson

Marine Corps league will have charge of Memorial services with final rites set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zion church, four miles west of Allentown. The Rev. Paul Graeser and the Rev. Leland Wiley will have charge with burial in Allentown cemetery. The body has been removed from the Davis-Miller and Son funeral home to the residence, Route 2, Delphos.
[The Lima News, Jan. 8, 1950]

William M. Davidson
William M. Davidson, 82, Amanda-tp, Monday, paralysis. [Jan. 15, 1929, Lima News ]

Anna A. Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna A. Davis, who died Tuesday, will be held Thursday afternoon at Auglaize church. The cortege will leave the residence in Elida at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in Auglaize cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 5, 1921]

James Davies
James Davies, 57, resident of the Allen-co home, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital since Tuesday. He was born in Ada, Aug. 8, 1892, and had been a resident of Allen-co since 1924. His wife died in April, 1948. There are no survivors. The body will remain at the Chiles and Sons funeral home pending completion of arrangements.
[The Lima News, January 19, 1950]

Susan Davies
Mrs. Susan Davies, 78, of 134 ˝ W. High-st, died nt 2:30 a. m. Saturday at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Effic Davies Wilson, at 3 521 W. High-st, after an il'ncss of one week. She had been a resident of Lima for the past 40 years. Mrs. Wilson was the only surviving relative. The body will remain at the Davis-Miller and Son funeral home where services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday. Rev. Neal Dow Newlin of the Congregational Christian church, of which she was a member, will conduct the final rites, with burial in Gomer.
[The Lima News, Nov 2, 1940]

James W. Davis
James W. Davis, 55, 717 W. Spring-st, died at his home Monday evening after an illness of five weeks. He was born Sept. 13, 1877, in Kentucky, the son of Lloyd Davis. He was a member of the Masonic order. Surviving are the widow, Alberta, and four step-children, Mrs. Paul Rose, Mrs. Orville Moxley, Miss Margery Harrison and Miss Harriet Harrison, all of Lima. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Second Baptist church by the Rev. A. L. Dooley. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Sep 12, 1933]

John J Davis
Dates: Jul 23, 1918 - Mar 13, 1973
Lima : Obituary for John J Davis appeared in The Lima News on Mar 14, 1973
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 23, 1918 to Charles & Margaret Gessner Davis in Delphos, O
Married: to Mary Evans
Occupation: draftsman for United Telephone Co for 30 years
Died: Mar 13, 1973 at St Rita's Hospital
Survived by: wife; 1 daughter; 1 sister; 1 brother
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Rhoda June Davis
Mrs. Rhoda June Davis, aged 73 years, a pioneer resident of Perry township. died at the homo of her son. J. W. Hubert, there, Saturday, after three years' illness, due to a general breakdown. Mrs. Davis was born in Perry township and had always lived there. The funeral was held from the Garfield church this afternoon and burial was made at Fletcher cemetery. Besides the son, two daughters, Mrs. Alice Cotton and Mrs. Logan, both of Lima, survive.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 2, 1917]

William Davis
Spencerville
William Davis, 66, farmer, ended his life late Thursday by hanging himself in a shed on his brother's farm one mile south of Spencerville. The body was discovered by his brother Charles after a search had been started when the deceased failed to come to his home, adjoining his brother's farm, for dinner. The body was found at 5 p.m. Davis had been ill for more than a year. Surviving are his widow, three sons, Paul of Okeman, Okla., Carl of Akron, and Clyde of Borger, Tex, and a daughter Julia at home. A sister and brother also survive. Funeral services have not been made. Burial in Spencerville cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 4, 1929]

Thomas L. Dawson
Dates: May 13, 1937 - Jan 10, 2002
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 11, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 13,1937, in Harrod to Donald C. and Lucile R. (Smith Dawson) Sr.
Married to:
Occupation: retired in 1997 as a mechanic for Schwerman Trucking Co.
Died: Jan. 10.2002, at his residence
Survived by: mother; 2 sons; 2 step-sons; 4 step-daughters; 6 sisters
Military: Army Veteran with the 802nd Airborne Division
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Henry Dearborn
Funeral services for Henry Dearborn, 38, of Columbia, S. C., fomerly a showman, who died at 7 a.m. Saturday in Lima State hospital for the Criminal Insane, will be held Tuesday at Columbia, S. C. Dearborn was admitted to the hospital several months ago from Hamilton-co, where he had been charged with passing bogus checks. He died of paralysis after an illness of several days. The body is to be taken to South Carolina from the Davis, Miller and Son mortuary.
[The Lima News, Dec 3, 1933]

John M Decker
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Federated Church, Spencerville with the Rev. C. C. Ryan, Buckland, in charge. Burial will be in Spencerville cemetery. The body will remain in C. B. Miller and Son funeral home, Spencerville, until services.[The Lima News, Mar 2, 1950]

Mr. DeLong
The Gazette says that Mr. DeLong, of Criderville, died of smallpox week before last, but that no new cases have appeared there since. [The Findlay Jeffersonian. (Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio), February 02, 1872]

Elijah DeLong

The funeral services for Elijah DeLong, of near Hume, were held this morning at his home, and interment was made at Wapakoneta. The death of Mr. DeLong was very sudden, as he was out walking about his large orchard when he fell to the ground. He was dead when members of his family rushed to his assistance. The deceased had been in apparent good health and was just 50 years of age at the time of his demise. He is survived by his wife and two children, both of whom are married.
[Lima Daily News, July 9, 1915]

Edward J. Desch

Edward J. Desch, 62, of 1006 Burch-av, died at 2:50 p. m. Sunday at his residence after an illness of 18 months. Desch, a retired barber, was born in Chickasaw, Mercer-co, but
has been a Lima resident for 30 years. He is survived by his widow, Thresia. and a son, Robert of Marion , Ind. : two daughters, Mrs. Carl Rolfes, 601 Fairview-av and Letha, at home; one brother, Joseph of Coldwater, and five grandchildren. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday in St. Gerard Catholic church with Rev. Father B. J. Powers officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemani cemetery. The body was to be removed from the Chiles and Son funeral home to the residence Monday where the rosary will be said at 8 p. m. Tuesday.
[The Lima News, Dec 4, 1944]

Mrs. Allen Devault

Following an illness of several days duration, suffering with pneumonia, Mrs. Allen Devault, succumbed Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, N. D. Devault, of 529 west Kibby street. The deceased was 82 years of age, and was unable to withstand the severe illness. She is survived by two sons N. D. Devault, at whose home she died, an employe of the Gramm Motor Company and Ross Devault, of Columbus, O. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 1 o'clock Thursday morning, the Rev. Ballinger officiating and interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Feb 22, 1911]

Peter Devine

Funeral services over the body of Peter Devine, who died at the Sisters' Hospital in Cleveland, were held Tuesday morning at St. Rose Catholic church of which the deceased served as sexton for many years. Rev. Fathers A. E. and A. J. Manning celebrated mass. The body was laid to rest in Gethsemani cemetery. Deceased is survived by a widow and eight children, four boys and four girls.
[Lima Daily News, Nov 17, 1908]

Oliver De Weese

Oliver De Weese, 66, first garage owner in Lima , and widely known In this district, died at 6:30 a. m. Sunday in the home of a daughter. Mrs. Pearl Cochensparger, in N. Cable-rd. De Weese operated a garage and machine shop in this city in the days whae there were only five automobiles In Allen-co. De Weese was born Jan. 24, 1870 in Lima to Oliver C. and Sarah Boop De Weese and spent most of his life in Lima where he was well known for his charily work. He operated the De Weese garage from 1909 until 1929. He underwent a major operation in 1928 which resulted in his retirement. De Weese was a member of the Kiwanis club. Elks club, and was a ?tate officer lu the Automobile Dealers Trade-assn. He also was a trustee of the Lima Auto mobile club. A life-long member of the First Baptist church. De Weese played a prominent part in affairs of the congregation, he made a personal policy of visiting all of his friends whenever he beard they were sick. Besides Mrs. Cochensparger, De Weese is survived by his widow and two sons. Theodore De Weese. of Lima and Paul De Weese, of Findlay and seven grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the First Baptist church. The Rev. E. W. Bloomquist will be In charge. Burial will be In Woodlawn cemetery. The body has been taken from the Davis Miller and Son mortuary to tbe Cochensparger residence.
[The Lima News, Feb 11, 1935]

Hazel B Dickman

Dates: Jan 23, 1889 - Sep 6, 1977
Lima : Obituary for Hazel B Dickman appeared in The Lima News on Sep 7, 1977
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan 23, 1889 to Joseph A & Anna Kopp Dickman in Lima
Married:
Occupation: retired from Lima Telephone Co after 33 years
Died: Sep 6, 1977 in Lima Manor Nursing Home
Survived by: 1 sister; 1 brother
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

George Diller
George Diller, 75, of Lima, route 4, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday in memorial hospital. Diller, a surgical patient was admitted to the hospital Jan. 29.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. N. Brubaker, of Lima route 4, two brothers, Samuel and Andrew, both of Elida; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Salem church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. H. S. King, officiating. burial in Salem cemetery with Davis-Miller and Son funeral home in charge. The body will be taken to the residence Monday evening.
[The Lima News, Feb 10, 1936]

Lawrence E. “Larry” Dingledine Jr
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 2, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 30, 1935, in Delphos to Lawrence E. and Dorothy S. Ruth Dingledine
Partner: Arwilda Hempker
Occupation: sanitary engineer
Died: April 30, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: partner; 12 daughters; 2 sons; 42 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 2 sisters
Military: Korean War Marine Veteran
Burial:

Martha A. Dingledine
Mrs. Martha A, Dingledine 64, wife or Peter Dingledine, died at her home, 916 Madison avenue, at midnight, New Years eve. Death was due to dropsy and heart trouble, after an Illness of a year a half. Mrs. Dingledine was born in Mount Sidney , Va., in 1855, a daughter Mrs. R.G. Clark and a son, H. C. Orebaugh survive. She had four grand-children. Funeral services were held Friday at two o'clock at Bethany Lutheran church. - Rev. C. Spayde officiating and interment was at Woodlawn.
[The Lima News, Jan 2, 1920]

Silas Dixon
Silas Dixon, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Dixon. 424 south Scott street died Saturday. Cyrus Dixon, a twin born New Years day, died shortly after birth. Funeral services for the two children will be held Monday at two o'clook at Siferd's mortuary. Rev. E. A. Watkins will officiate. Both will be buried in one casket at Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 4, 1920]

G. Ethel Dodge
Obituary for appeared in the Lima News on Mar 3, 1975
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 24, 1903 in Bluffton to John & Ella Gilgan Rizor
Married to: Adam Dodge
Occupation: retired from Kuehman Potato Chip Co
Died: Mar 1, 1975 at St. Rita's Hospital
Survived by: 2 daughters; 3 sisters; 1 brother; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

John R. Doner
John Roberts Doner, 64, formerly a Lima resident, is dead of pneumonia at the home of his son in Conneaut. He was born in Allentown, His surviving sons are William of Cleveland, Dale of California, and Laurence of Conneaut.
[Lima News, Apr 3, 1933]

Mary Donhauser
Obituary for appeared in the Lima News on Sep 28, 1977
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 20, 1893 in Allen Co to Clark & Sarah McKinley Tabler
Married to: Elmer Donhauser
Occupation: retired employe of Value Hat Shop & J.C. Penny
Died: Sep 27, 1977 in Richland Manor
Survived by: 1 sister
Burial: Salem Westminster Cemetery

Julius K. Douglas
Julius K. Douglas, 300 ˝ S Main-st, complications, City hospital, Sunday
[Lima News, Jan 7, 1929]

Nina M Downhower
Dates: Mar 23, 1913 - Jul 21, 2003
Lima : Obituary for Nina M Downhower appeared in The Lima News on Jul 22, 2003
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 23, 1913 to William & Stella Reese Wibberley
Married: to Samuel L Downhower for 68 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jul 21, 2003 at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton, O
Survived by: husband; 1 son; 1 daughter; 1 brother; five grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Willard R Downing
Dates: Oct 22, 1937 - Dec 20, 2009
Obituary: Appeared on-line in The Lima News Dec 21, 2009
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 22, 1937 in Allen Co, O to Raymond & Metta Geiger Downing
Married to: Phyllis J Shuster for 33 years
Occupation: retired from Phillips GTE, Ottawa
Died: Dec 20, 2009 at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton
Survived by: 3 sisters; 4 step-daughters; several step-grandchildren & step-great-grandchildren
Military: Vietnam Army Veteran
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton

Lon W. Driver
Former Lima resident, 91,who had lived in Fort Wayne, Ind., since 1924, died at 12:56 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran Home there. He was born May 31, 1893, in Lima, the son of Benjamin and Ellen (Early) Driver. He married Linnie M. Joseph, who preceded him in death. Mr. Driver retired as a conductor in 1958 after completing a 41-year career with the former Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne.
Survivors include two daughters, Ada Roth and Helen Witte, both of Monroeville, Ind.; a grandson; three grandchildren; and a brother, Milton Driver of Lima.
Services will be at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. Ohio time) Tuesday at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Fort Wayne, Rev. 1. James Eshleman officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lewis Grove Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.rn.. (Indiana time) Monday at the funeral home.
[The Lima News, Date Unknown]

Floyd F Duckro
Dates: Aug 19, 1918 - Dec 9, 1993
Lima : Obituary for Floyd F Duckro appeared in The Lima News on Dec 10, 1993
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 19, 1918 to Hugo J & Philomena Pohlabelin Duckro
Married to: Katherine E Wolf for 39 years
Occupation: retired from Ex-Cell-O/Textron Corp. after 30 years
Died: Dec 9, 1993 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana, O
Survived by: 1 daughter; 2 grandchildren;
Military Service: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Grace Eloise Dunahay
Dates: Jul 22, 1916 - Jan 4, 1989
Lima : Obituary for Grace Eloise Dunahay appeared in The Lima News on Jan 4, 1989
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 22, 1916 to Harold & Martha Stemen in Lima
Married: to Richard L Dunahay
Occupation: retired dental assistant
Died: Jan 4, 1989 in St Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Miss.
Survived by: husband; 1 daughter; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 brother
Burial: Shawnee Cemetery

Lillian D Dunifon
Dates: Aug 15, 1902 - Aug 3, 1995
Lima : Obituary for Lillian D Dunifon appeared in The Lima News on Aug 4, 1995
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 15, 1902 to Walter & Amanda Tomhafe Lent
Married: to Ralph A Dunifon for 52 years
Occupation: retired from Triplett Electrical Instrument Co, Bluffton, O after 30 years
Died: Aug 3, 1995 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, O
Survived by: 1 son; 2 daughters; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, O

George Dunn
George Dunn, venerable father of Messrs., A. J. and D. C. Dunn, of this city, died at 5 o'clock Saturday evening at his home late in Miamisburg, and was 74 years of age. The funeral services will be held at Miamisburg tomorrow and the remains will be brought to this city for interment in Woodlawn cemetery tomorrow afternoon.
[Lima Times Democrat, Oct 1, 1906]

Elizabeth Ann Durnbaugh
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Durnbaugh, 83, who died Saturday night at the home of her son, Harry Durnbaugh, 638 South Main street, will be held at 2 o'clock at the residence. Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery. Besides the son with whom she lived, four other sons survive her. They are; John of Cleveland, George of Akron, Ralph and Charles of Lima, and one daughter Mrs. Mary Pessender of Springfield. The deceased had been a resident of Lima for the past 39 years, coming here in 1880 from Perry county, Pa.
[The Lima News, Dec 15, 1919]

Mrs. George Durnbaugh
Mrs. George Durnbaugh, wife of the mail carrier, died about 4 o'clock yesterday. She had been quite ill, with consumption, for six months, and passed away peacefully and hopefully. She was 26 years old; and was a sister of the late W. H. Lamberton. The funeral services will be held at the Main street Presbyterian church tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock.
[Lima Daily Times, Feb 5, 1891]

Cora B. Dysinger
Mrs. Cora B. Dysinger, 95,a resident of Faith Manor Nursing Home, died at 7:30 this morning following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 22, 1878, in Auglaize County, she was the daughter of Marion Francis and Susan Elizabeth (Howell) Dawson. Her first husband, Arthur E. Ransbottom, died in 1932, and her second husband ,Ernest L. Dysinger, died in 1964.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Win One Sunday school class of the church and the Rebecca Circle of the church.
Surviving are two sons, Francis H. Clark of Margate, Fla.,and Olen R. Ransbottom of Miramar, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Otis (Dorothy) Jones of Margate, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grand­children. Services wiil be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Chiles and Sons-Laman West Wayne Street Chapel, Rev. Edgar Drumel officiating, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
[The Lima News, Date Unknown]

Charles William Dyson
Funeral services for Charles William Dyson, 64, of 631 E Kibby-st, who died at his home at 5:25 p. m. Tuesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the residence. The Rev. E. J. Penhorwood will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. He was an employe in the Nickel Plate railroad shops. He leaves his widow, five children, Mrs. O. B. Baumgardner, Miss Olive Dyson, Mrs. W. O. Sharritts and Mrs. Carl Downing, all of Lima; Mrs. Warren Knobie of Lafayette; two brothers and two sisters.
[The Lima News, Jan 1, 1930]


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