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Meda Gabriel
The funeral of Mrs. Meda Gabriel who passed away at her home, 304 Tingle avenue Monday morning, from cancer trouble, will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from Epworth M. E. Church and interment will take place at Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Dec 1, 1908]

Rowan Gaines Sr
Dates: Nov. 8, 1934 - Feb. 2, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 5, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov. 8, 1934, in Lorman, Miss., to Alfred and Lucille Foster Gaines
Married to: Berotha Lincoln for 47 years
Occupation: retired from Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant
Died: Feb. 2, 2010, at his residence
Survived by: 1 step-daughter; 1 daughter-in-law; 3 grandchildren; 5 sisters
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima

David Gallagher
A short illness from pneumonia terminated in the death of David Gallagher, a well known employee of the Solar Refinery, at his home on north Union street, Wednesday. The deceased was just 38 years of age and was in the prime of active vigorous manhood when attached by the disease. Gallagher is survived by an aged mother, Mrs. Edward Gallagher, one brother William and three sisters, Ellen, Catherine and May. Funeral services will be held at St. Rose church, Saturday morning at 8:30. Interment at Gethsemani.
[Lima Daily News - Thursday, June 6, 1910]

Jay L. Garlock
Dates: Sept17, 1923 - Feb. 4, 2000
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 5, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept 17, 1923, in Lima to Alvin W.and Lenore M (Brice) Garlock
Married to: Barbara ? for 52 years
Occupation: vice president of operations at Randall Bearings Inc
Died: Feb. 4, 2000, at St Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 3 daughters; 3 brothers; 4 sisters; 8 grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Air Corps Veteran
Burial: Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery

Harvey Gaskill
Spencerville - Harvey Gaskill, 82, carpenter and farmer, died of apoplexy at 5 p.m. Wednesday at his home, Route 2, Spencerville. Mr. Gaskill was a member of Amanda Baptist church, east of here and had resided in the Conant community for more than 30 years. He was born Jan. 11, 1871 in Allen county, to Elijah ans Abeline (Bowers) Gaskill.
Surviving are his widow, Rosa (Meeker) Gaskill; seven daughters, Mrs. Tom Counts. Mrs. Earl Smith, Mrs. Dale Patton and Mrs. Homer Griggs, all of Spencerville; Mrs. Price Vorhees, Celina; Mrs. Carl Imler, Columbus, and Miss Marjorie Gaskill at home; two sons, Earl and John, both of Route 2, 31 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, a brother, Charles, Spencerville, and two sisters, Mrs. Dora Shanks, of near Lima and Mrs. Jane Briggs, Route 2 Spencerville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Christie Chapel Methodist church four miles east of here with burial in the Amanda Baptist cemetery. The Rev. Peter Weaver will officiate. The body will be removed from the C. B. Miller and Son funeral home to the residence Friday afternoon.
[Lima News, Feb 26, 1953]

Lawrence Gaskill
Lawrence Gaskill, 31, of 795 S. Elizabeth-st, died at noon Thursday in Memorial hospital from complication, following a two weeks illness. He was a native of Amanda-tp. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gaskill, 795 S. Elizabeth-st, and a sister, Gladys, at home. The body will be removed from the Bowersock and Chiles funeral home to the residence Friday evening. Burial in Hartford cemetery.
[Lima News, Nov 26, 1937]

Samuel Gaskill
Time and place of funeral services for Samuel Gaskill, 68, who died Monday in Memorial hospital, have been changed to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Grace Methodist church. Rev. E. J. S. St. Louis will conduct the rites and burial will be in Hartford cemetery, west of Lima, with arrangements in charge of the Chiles and Son funeral home. Mr. Gaskill is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Bert Henderson of Lima, two sisters and two brothers. The body will remain at the residence, 795 S. Elizabeth-st, until the time of services.
[Lima News, Nov 24, 1942]

Mrs. Virginia Means Gaver
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Davis-Miller and Son chapel, the Rev. S. M. Davidan, pastor of the Central Church of Christ, will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 9, 1942]

Joseph F. Geiger
Joseph F. Geiger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Geiger, died today at 12:30 o'clock at the residence of the parents, 138 east Eureka street. The little fellow who was only two years old had been sick just five days with summer complaint. The funeral services will be held at the residence at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. Schwertner. Interment at Gethsemani cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Tuesday July 5, 1910]

Fred Geise
Delphos -- Funeral services for Fred Geise, 67, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, in St. John's Catholic church with burial in St. John's cemetery. Geise was killed instantly Tuesday afternoon when a Pennsylvania railroad passenger train struck the car he was driving at the Old Dutch road crossing, east of here.
[The Lima News, Jan 7, 1937]

Sarah E. Gensel
Funeral services for Miss Sarah E. Gensel, 67, who died Friday night in the home of her brother, James W. Gensel, 1067 W Market-st, following a brief illness, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Christian church at Lafayette. The Rev. Bassett will officiate. Burial in the Lafayette cemetery. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Miss Gensel is survived only by her brother.
[The Lima News, Jan 27, 1929]

Virginia Gesler
Virginia (Ginny) Gesler, 68, of Lima died on June 4, 1990 at 1:00 p.m. at her residence after an extended illness. She was born 21 Jan, 1922 in Lima, the daughter of Cary F. and Nora Chambers Shepherd. On the 29 May, 1941 she married Leroy (Punch) Gesler who survives. Mrs Gesler was a former nurse in the Offices of Drs. Talbot and Noble and Dr. J C. Chung. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lima. Survivors include a son Dennis L Gesler of Lima; three daughters Mrs Thomas (Nancy) Bowerman of Lima, Ms. Melinda (Mindy) Barhorst of Botkins ,and Mrs David (Mickey )Hoffer of Angola, IN: eight grandchildren ; and a sister Mrs. Betty Farler of Lima. Services will be at 1:00 p. m. at The First Assembly of God Church, Rev.Jerry Hall Officiating. Burial will be in Bluelick Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
[The Lima News, June 05, 1990 - Submitted by Norita Moss]

Helen L. Gethens
Funeral services for Helen Lucille Gethens, four - months - old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gethens, 128 E. Sixth-st, were to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashgrove church, with the Rev. Paul Custer officiating. Burial will be in Ashgrove cemetery.
[Lima News, Nov 1, 1930]

Mrs. Almeda Gettman - Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chiles and Son funeral home. The Rev. Vernon Van Buren will officiate and burial will be in Westminster cemetery. [Lima News, Mar 2, 1950]

Fred Gillham
Fred Gillham, 60, died at his residence, 404 S. Metcalf St., Monday following a cerebral hemorrhage. he ahd been ill only a few housrs. He was a native of Lincoln, Ill, and is survived by his wife, Ida Gillham; fou daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Petterson, of Chicago; Mrs. Tom Daley, 404 S. Metcalf-st; Mrs. Homer Parker, 707 Faurot-av, and Mrs. Carlton Shealey, 918 N. Metcalf-st.; a brother, W. O. Gillham, of Scoby, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. John Nicoline, 506 W. Vine-st. and the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gillham, 404 S. Metcalf St. The body was to be removed Tuesday from the Davis-Miller and Son mortuary to the residence, where funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Otis Harter in charge. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, March 22, 1938 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Katherine Glancy
Dates: Mar 23, 1905- Jul 20, 1972
Lima: Obituary for Katherine Glancy appeared in the Lima News on Jul 21, 1972
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 23, 1905 in Allen Co, O to Martin & Mary Doyle Hughes
Married: Densel Glancy
Occupation: retired nurse's aide at St Rita's hospital in 1960
Died: Jul 20, 1972 St Rita's hospital
Survived by: 1 brother; 1 sister
Burial: Gethsemani Cemetery

Celia Glazier
Dates: Aug 1, 1899 - Jun 23, 1978
Lima: Obituary for Celia Glazier appeared in the Lima News on Jun 23, 1978
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 1, 1899 in New York City, Ny to Louis & Sarah Dimenstein Leventhal
Married: George Glazier
Occupation: retired civil service worker at Ellis Island
Died: Jun 23, 1978 Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home, Wapakoneta, O
Survived by: 2 sons; 3 brothers; 6 grandchildren
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Nancy M Gleason
Dates: Aug 30, 1933 - Sep 7, 1983
Lima: Obituary for Nancy M Gleason appeared in the Lima News on Sep 8, 1983
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 30, 1933 in Chicago, Ill to Harold F & Mary C Burke Sanner
Married: Richard J Gleason for 26 years
Occupation: employed at Old Barn out Back Restaurant
Died: Sep 7, 1983 at St Rita's Hospital
Survived by: husband; step-father; 4 sons; 2 daughters; 1 grandchild; 1 sister
Burial: Gethsemani Cemetery

Eva Glover
Dates: Jul 5, 1887 - Jun 28, 1976
Lima: Obituary for Eva Glover appeared in the Lima News on Jun 29, 1976
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 5, 1887 in Lima, O to Henry & Emma Wolf Deisel Sr
Married: George T Glover
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jun 28, 1976 at Lima Convalescent Home
Survived by: 3 daughters; 1 son; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima. O

Robert H Glover
The funeral of Robert H Glover, who died at his home, 116 west Elm street, at 12:40 o'clock Sunday, afternoon, was held from the chapel in the Williams and Davis undertaking parlors this morning. The funeral was private. Burial was later made In Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Glover died after an eight-months Illness with tuberculosis. He was born In Virginia October 25,1886. Besides the widow, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Glover, three sisters and two brothers survive.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 2, 1917]

Frederick S. Goodman
Frederick S. Goodman, 82, who died this morning at his home in Shawnee township will be buried Friday at 2 o'clock. Services will be held at his home. Rev. Brewer, of Elida will officiate. He was a retired farmer, living with his daughter. Another daughter, Mrs. Daniel Moyer, Arkansas, survives. Burial in Shawnee cemetery. He was born in Ross Co, Oh., Jan. 12, 1836 to Peter and Dianna Shafer Goodman.
[Lima Daily News, Oct 1918]

Marion Goodwin
Marion Goodwin, 86, retired grocer, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at his home after a week's illness. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Fern Goodwin, at home, and Mrs. Harold Fisher of Lima, and a half sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Roller of Elgin and a grandchild. The body will be removed Saturday afternoon from the David Miller and Son funeral home to the residence, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. E. J .A. St. Louis, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, of which he was a member, will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Mar. 7, 1942]

Minnie Gouldourer
Mrs. Minnie Gouldourer, of east Kibby street, died last evening at 9:20 o'clock of pneumonia. Deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, December 10, 1861, and came here about eight years ago. The funeral will be held from the German Reformed church Friday afternoon at two o'clock, and the burial will be in Woodlawn. She leaves a husband and mother to mourn their loss.
[Lima Daily News, Apr 4, 1906]

Hazel Naomi Graff
Hazel Naomi Graff, 25, wife of Fred Graff, died at 3 a.m. Friday at Lima City hospital of complications after an illness of eight weeks. She is survived by the husband, two children, Glendine and William; father, Elmer Smale, Lima; one sister, Bertha Fultz. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at St. Rose Catholic church with Rev. A. E. Manning in charge. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 2, 1925]

Harry H. Grafton
Harry H. Grafton, 75, 523 Holmes- av, retired oil man, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness since last October. Born in Cass-co, Mo., he had lived in Lima since he was 18 years of age and retired from the Solar Refinery after 25 years of service. He was a charter member of the local Moose lodge .Surviving are his widow, Ella; one son Donald Jack Wisher at home, two brothers James and Park both of Lima; one sister, Mrs. Nora Martin, Lima. The body will remain at the Davis Miller and Son funeral home for services at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the cathedral chapel with Rev. C. F. Fogle officiating. Burial in Shawnee cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 9, 1946]

Abe L. Graham
Abe L. Graham, 1140 Reese-av, complications, Thursday.
[Lima News, Jan 3, 1929]

Ronald Lee Graham
Lima -- RONALD LEE GRAHAM, 76, formerly of Lima, died Dec. 11, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 11, 1930, in Massillon to Lee Edward and Wilma L.. Miller Graham, who preceded him in death. He married Sarah Feltner. He then married Barbara Smith, who survives. Mr. Graham was retired from Northfolk Southern Railroad. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Orange City, Fla., and a former member of Forest Park United Methodist Church in Lima. He was a Marine veteran. Survivors also include two sons Ron (Daphne) Graham, of Spokane, Wash., and Keith Graham, of Lima; a stepson, Craig Doyle, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; a daughter, Sandra Graham, of Lima; a stepdaughter, Cindy Joseph, of Lima; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Lewis Eastside Chapel. The Rev. Larry Hopkins will officiate. There will be no visitation.
[Lima News Dec 15, 2001 - Submitted By Norita Moss ]

Willard J Graham
Dates: Jun 18, 1898 - Mar 20, 1972
Lima: Obituary for Willard J Graham appeared in the Lima News on Mar 21, 1972
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jun 18, 1898 in Chillicothe, O to Benjamin & Minnie Young Graham
Married: Carol R Eley
Occupation: retired automotive engineer & VP of Gramra Trailers Inc
Died: Mar 20, 1972
Survived by: wife; 1 daughter; 1 sister
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Iva Grant
Dates: Jan 31, 1885 - Nov 7, 1973
Lima: Obituary for Iva Grant appeared in the Lima News on Nov 7, 1973
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan 31, 1885 in Rice, O,
Married: Edwin H Grant
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Nov 7, 1973 Bedford Medical Center, Bedford, Ind
Survived by: 1 daughter; 1 son; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery


Douglas Gray
Clarence Robinson
Columbus, Oct. 11.— Douglas Gray, twenty-three, and Clarence Robinson, twenty-seven, colored chauffeur, were killed when the Stutz racing car in which they were riding, while testing it prior to the scheduled races at the Columbus Driving park, turned over after it "blew" a tire. Gray's skull was crushed and Robinson's right side crushed and his skull fractured. Gray is said to have owned the Stutz racer in parnership with Walter Rowlands, nephew of Charles H. Rowlands, by whom Robinson was employed, whose home also is in Lima. Gray was not married and was a son of A. L. Gray, president of the Houch Wire Wheel Manufacturing company of Buffalo, N. Y. His father was notified of the death.  [The Democratic banner.(Mt. Vernon, Ohio), October 12, 1915]


Shirleen Mae Greber
Dates: May 29, 1932 - Apr 13, 2011
Lima: Obituary for Shirleen Mae Greber appeared in the Lima News on Apr 25, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 29, 1932 to Eddie & Edna Atkinson Weber
Married: Norman E. Greber for 57 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Apr 13, 2011
Survived by: 2 daughters; 2 sons; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters
Military: none
Burial: Spencerville Cemetery

Mrs. Anna Gremling - Funeral services at 8:45 a.m. at St. Rose Church. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery. [The Lima News, Jan 7, 1936]

Edward E Griffiths
Dates: Sep 27, 1884 - Nov 28, 1974
Lima: Obituary for Edward E Griffiths appeared in the Lima News on Nov 29, 1974
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 27, 1884 in Cuyahoga Co, O to Jog & Marcella Ridenour Griffiths
Married: Clara Hofferbert
Occupation: retired school teacher
Died: Nov 28, 1974 in Richland Nursing Home, Bluffton, O
Survived by: 1 daughter; 5 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters
Burial: Altstaetter Cemetery

Bernice O. Grigsby
Bernice O. Grigsby, 73, of 523 south Roberts ave died Monday morning, at her home following a sudden illness. She was born June 15, 1911, in Spencerville, the daughter of Cloyd and Blanche Bickel Bowsher. On Feb. 5. 1931. she married James P. Grigsby. who survives. Mrs. Grigsby was a former employee of DWG Cigar Corp. and The Leader Store. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors also include one son, James W Grigsby of 1575 Beery Road ; a daughter. Mrs. William (Margaret) Wheeler of 325 Bryn Mawr. seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vondale Steele and Norma Githens. both of Lima. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church . Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp-Murphy Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Parish vigil service will be at I p.m Wednesday at the funeral home. [
Lima News, Date Unknown]

Frank M. Groves
Frank M. Groves, 47, 778 Atlantic-av, complications, Thursday, residence.
[The Lima News, Jan. 4, 1929]

Edward L. Gyetvai
Dates: Oct. 26, 1931 - Feb. 19, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 21, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 26, 1931, in Allen Co to Louis and Lydia Kindred Gyetvai
Married to: Marlene ? for 56 years
Occupation: Buckeye Concrete Pipe Co., in Lima, after 39 years
Died: Feb. 19, 2010, at St. Rita’s Medical Center
Survived by: wife; 4 sons; 3 daughters; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Military: Korean War Marine Veteran
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida


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